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WAITE BACKS DOWN
Do Has Agreed to Leave the Denver Trouble
to the Supreme Court.
ANTICIPATED FLOW OF BLOOD NOT THERE
Expected Battle Between Troops and the
Police Failed to Oomo Off ,
ACTION OF THE GOVERNOR CONDEMNED
Prominent Citizens Indignant Over His
Conduct in this Affair.
EXCITEMENT GRADUALLY DYING OUT
United State * Troops Will Ho Kept lit the
City for u Tew DiiyH Longer
btenvH nnd IncidentUur -
IHK the Day.
DENVER , Mnrch 16. The wnr Is over nt
least It Is announced by Attorney I. N.
Slovens , who has bcon In consullatlon with
the governor a large part of the afternoon ,
that his excellency has accepted the advice
of his ntlorneys and consenlcd lo submit
the fire nnd police board question to the
supreme court on Its merits. While the
governor Is still considering the matter It
Is generally believed Mr. Stevens spoke thu
trulh. So the Colorado National guard ,
which was ordered to bo ready to take the
field on short notice , will not bo called Into
action. The state troops at Durango , Boulder -
dor , Colorado Springs , Grand Junction and
other centers have been uniformed and under
arms all day , ready to taKe special Iralns
to Denver , and the state troopIn this clly
have bcon on call , levelling reports have
been flying all over Iho slnle.
Many people regard the governor's mili
tary demonstrations as a big bluff to bhovv
his contempt for Judge Graham's Injunction
nnd to compel the Judge , If possible , to ar
General McCook's ordering the United
States troops lo Ihls city has been approved
nt Washington , and ho has removed them
from the Union depot to the Gettysburg
building on Champa street. There they will
remain under further orders.
Representatives from the Chamber of Com
merce , prominent attornejs nnd other dis
tinguished cltlrens have been laboring much
uf the day with Governor Walte to have him
submit the matter to the supreme court ,
which has power to call upon counsel for
both the old and the new ( ho and police
boards , to present their cases. The Inter
rogatories to the court are based on two
peace forces being In existence , the right
of the governor to remove commissioners
and appoint others to the vacancies and his
right to call upon the mllltla to seat his
appointees m ofllco.
The city was comparatively quiet at S
"o'clock this morning , all liosUllUw having
been suspended awaiting the contcicnco be
tween General McCook , commanding tlu e v-
crnment , troops , and Governor Waite nnd his
advisers. Flvo companies of the Seventh
United States Infantry were encamped at
the union depot ready to move on the city
hall at a moment's notice , should the gov
ernor request them to do so. The mllltla
had been withdrawn from around the city
hall and the streets leading to the building ,
which yesterday afternoon vvero packed with
40,000 people , vvero almost deserted. The
police force , greatly reinforced slnco jester-
day , vas still under arms at the city hall.
It was understood their lighting force num
bers about 350 men , and that under no cir
cumstances would they surrender. Gov
ernor Walto had ordered all the companies
of the Colorado National guards to bo at
their armories at 9 o'clock this morning ,
The guards number 7S5 enlisted men , ten
commissioned officers and a foui-gun bat
Governor Walto appears to entertain some
fear for his life. All last night and today
his house was guarded by a detachment of
the state mllltla and no ono allowed lo enlcr
until after his business bad been slaled and
the executive had given his consent to sec
the visitor. At S-30 o'clock the mllltla
guard at Douglas Place , where Governor
Walto reside1 ! , was recalled lo the armory
nnd for the first tlmo since 4 o'clock jester-
day afternoon the building was left unpro
Shortly nfterwards his excellency lefl for
the executive chambers , but refused to dis
cuss the situation further than lo say lhat
he would hold a consultation wllh General
McCook of Iho Unllcd States army at 10
o'clock. This conference was held In the
presence of no other person and lasted bul
n shorl lime. It Is understood It was ex
ceedingly poppciy , the governor being very
angry because General McCook refused to
nld him In his purpose to sent the new- com
missioners , but confined himself to dispersing
the crowd and mnlnlnlntng the pence ,
WAITE DECLINES FEDERAL TROOPS.
" * At Iho termination of thu interview the
governor sent General McCook the following
A. McD. McPook , TlrlRndlcr General , II.
B A. , Dcputmcnt of Colorado : Ycsterdaj
nt about 5 p. m. I iccelved nn Informal no-
tli-e tlmt yon would put HUVPII companies
of the United Slates troops in Denver nt
my call. I Inferied thnt your object was
to assist the stnte In the enforcement of
the law , us jou vvcie picscnt In Denver
and knew thnt the foico of National
iiinnls ; had been called out by mo as coin-
nmmlcr-ln-chlef and thnt they were at the
tlmo on duty In the stieets nonr the city
Juvll 1 theiofoii' requested that you move
the United Stales Iroops lo Ihe clly , but I
was cniefut to specify In my letter that the
object of tha call of the ITnllod States
11 oops was tlmt they might nsslst the state
troops In the execution of the laws and In
pi eventing bloodshed.
In conyei-sallon wllh sou thin morning nt
your olllce I find thnt In your opinion yon
hnvo m > such right. I therefore most 10-
hpcctfully withdraw my icquc.st for United
( Stales troops. Yeiy respectfullv ,
DAVIS H 'WAITH.
Gaveuior of Coloiado.
This loiter Is tnken ns evidence Hint the
governor Is weakening , nnd will soon accept
nny reasonable proposition to compromise
thnt may bo offered him ,
General McCook did not answer this let
ter and will InKo no further notion until ho
hears from Washington. General McCook
declares that Governor Wnlte , In his leller ,
imiUei ) several erroneous slalcments , ono of
> vhlch U lhat ho ntated for what purpose ho
desired the government troops , General
McCook says Governor Walla did not spec
ify for what purpose they vvero wanted ,
Judge Graham , who Issued the Injunction
against Governor Wnlte nnd his new polio
board restraining them from Interferlns
with the old members , today said"I ahull
tiiko no action on tlin application made tome
mo for a writ of attachment for Governor
Walto for contempt , inile.-m there Is some
change In the situation. Unless there Id
n now dUpluy of force nt the city hall or
uoimbody u hurt , or uoino other Important
change ls made In the itatux of things , the
situation doeH not call for any action on in >
Flro nnd Police Coiumhislonerd Orr nnd
tlnrtlu , over vvhono ofilce th * tight Is being
made , were nt their offices early , hut no
efforts were made to do business. Judge Orr
looked upon the governor's actions ns a bluff
nnd this having failed In Its purpose , he
docj not anticipate nny further dcmonntra.
lions ot a hostile or threatening nature.
Mr. Martin Indicated that ho was of the
Homo opinion , All of the city offices Were
opened for business thin morning , but there
was little going on. A few policemen were
sent out on patrol duly , but most of the
force was continued on guard In the base
ment of the city hall.
The attorneys for both the old board and
the governor were firm In the positions
tnken by them last night. Neither side
would recede an Inch. The Inwyets for the
old board express a willingness to arbitrate
or go (6 the supreme court on the question
of tlio governor's right to call out the mllltla
at once. This the governor's attorneys re
fuse to accede , but they arc willing to go tu
the supreme court on the question of the
right of the governor to remove the old
board nnd appoint new- men In their places.
WANT THE REGULARS TO REMAIN.
The following telegram hns been sent to
DENVER , Colo. , Mnrch 18-To Hon.
Henry M. Teller nnd Hon. Edward O. Wol-
cott , United States Senators , Hon. Life
Pence , Hon. John C Hell , HmiBu of Repre
sentatives , Washington ; The situation
hciu Is this : Messrs. Orr nnd Martin had
been for years members of the lire and
police board of this city. The governor ns-
mined to remove th&m. Tht-v alleged the
removal was unlawful. Threats of forcible
dispossession having been made bv the
governor , tho-y applied to the district court
and an Injunction was awarded ngalnst the
governor nnd otheis to restrain any forci
ble dispossession of these gentlemen fiom
The com t , on full argument , refused to
modify thu Injunction. The governor , tn
d ( llance of the express mandate of the In
junction , vesteidav assembled a regiment
of mllltla , ii bittcitv of artllletv and the
signal coips , surrounded the CItv hall and
expressly oiderid Hie to be onencil upon
the cltv hall unless porsesslon vveie dells-
cred to new nppolntces. Hy the Interven
tion ol vvlaor counsfls what ho contem
plated WHS prevented , nnd the presence of
Unlled States foiccs , which ate understood
to hnve been called for bv the governor
himself , bus restored pence. So long ns
these troops ri-maln here there wll bo no
further dlHtutbailee If removed we nnlt-
paU- renewal of the tumult of yeuterday ,
and probibly a bloody riot , ns the governor
has ordcicil all the uignnized malltla
of the stpto lo Denver. We solicit
your Influence. with Mio ndmlnln-
tr.itlon .to keep the troops here
with orders to alst the sheilfp In main
taining peace until the matter can bo ail-
Juslcd In Ihe coilits. In the event of suUi
a ilrtous btate of affairs It la almost In
evitable that government property will be
destioycd. Immediate action Is highly Im-
WILLIAM N. BYERS , President of the
Chamber of Commerce ,
D. II. MOFFATT , President First Na
tional Hank ,
W S. CIIUESMAN , Cnpltalst ,
F. r. ERNEST , President American Na
tional Bank ,
J. A. COOPER , National Bank of Com-
R. W. WOODBURY , President Union Na
tional Bank ,
GEORGE TRITCII ,
C. M. CLINTON.
SAMUEL LESEM ,
J. S APPELL ,
L' . MONASII ,
J. D. McCHLVRAY ,
W. G. EVANS.
PCOTT J. ANTHONY ,
J .1 JOS LIN ,
DONALD FLETCHER ,
W. K. BURCHINELL.
C. D. KOUNT5SE ,
Sheriff Burchlncll sent the following tele
gram this afternoon :
"DENVER , Colo. , March 1C. 1801. Hon.
Daniel S. Lamonl , Secrelary of War , Wash
ington , D. C. : I am quite able to maintain
peace here unices the mllltla of the state
are used against me. Nobody but the
governor Is seeking to disturb the peace , and
ho Is acting In contempt of the district
court. WILLIAM II. BUJICIIINELL.
Judge Bailey has Issued an order for the
drawing of a grand jury to meet on Monday.
District Attorney Stcclo has for some time
been contemplating the calling together of
a grand Jury to act on several cases pending
and ho thinks It would be well to have It
In Eosslon until the danger of riot Is past.
"If anybody Is killed In the controversy
between Governor Walte and the old police
board , the pcison who does the killing and
the ono who Incites the act will bo tried
for murder , " said District Atlornoy Sleclo
This means that Governor Walte will bo
tried for murder If anybody Is killed In the
dispute now on , At least twenty people have
called on the district atlorney and urged him
to have the governor tried as to his sanity.
It Is said that Drs. Eskrldge , Pfelsfer and
Semen are wtiling to swear that he Is Insane.
Others wanted him arrested for gathering
nn unlawful assemblage , but Mr. Steele In
formed them that this would do little good ,
for ho could continue the assemblage as
often as he gave bonds.
Late Ihls afternoon n meeting of business
men was hold In the ofilce of CahUvell Yea-
man to consider the situation In all Its
phases and suggest If possible come way out
of the difficulty H was Miggestad by out or
two of those picccnt that the gjvernor might
very properly bs taken into cus'ody a ( on In
sane person. This was not very str-ously
considered , however. Wells , ' "aylor Ac Tay
lor , attorneys for the old police board , une
quivocally condemned this plan when it was
presented to them. Several committees were
appointed and ono of them wont oft to con
sult with General McCook.
The Chamber of Commerce director } Is
circulating for the slgnatuies of Iho most
prominent attoincjs a paper o bo given lethe
the press and headed : "Military Force In
Tlmo of Peace ; Constitutional an I Statutory
Provisions Relating to the Vao of the Mili
tary Forces. " The paper denies ilot , In-
surrecllon or Invasion In Denver. Tlio
courts , It Is declared , are ready to decide the
rights of the two boards. Usj of the mili
tary In this cise , the papsr bivs , means
that whenever In the governor's opinion the
comts are wrong and he Is right , t ! > n ho
may use military force to compel cbcd'i nco
to his decrees Tins Is despotism and sheuld
not for a moment bo tolerated In attemptIng -
Ing to enforce his order by .nllltaiy power ,
It Is nbsorted , the goevrnor Is violating the
law and abusing hla'hlgh ofilce. Very ir.ony
signatures vvero obtained.
General McCook received n Joint letter
this evening from Chief of Police Stone and
Chief Pcarso of Ihe fire department , stating
that Governor Walto had some "malicious ,
fiendish and ; dcsiperato bchemc" on foot
which ho might put Into execution cither this
evening or early In the morning , and asking
him to cill nt the city hall at ones tor con
ference. It Is feared that tomorrow , being
St. Patrick's day , mo-y glvo an opportunity
to these Inclined to stir up a light leading tea
a general riot.
Governor Wnlto acknowledged today to
General McCook that ho feared assassination ,
The general says there Is no doubt that
had a gun been fired jesterday the governor
would have been hitched within half an
hour , to the state's lasting disgrace. Gen.
oral McCook also says ho has the United
States troops hero only to protect publlo
property and they will remain In town until
the excitement Is over , especially slnco there
Is n large number of despciato men In lown
tetidy to ferment riot so as to mika robbery
RULED BY HIS WIFE.
The cause of Governor Watte's obduracy ,
It Is learned on excellent nuthorlly , Is hla
wife , She attended last night's conference In
an angry mood , and declared with clinched
hands that the fight ahould co on until the
last national guardsman In the eta to lay low
on the pavement.
Many populists do not uphold Governor
Wii I to nnd Judge Croxlon , one of the best
Known populists In the state , has asked
General McCook to use his Intluence with
the governor to avert further trouble. Re
ferring to the governor's actions , Judge
Croxton said : "This Is not politics ; It IB
At midnight , In anticipation of an attack
during the night , Chief of Police Stone Is
massing his forces ut the city hall. Game
Warden Cnlllcotto tonight swore In 150
deputies , Who , under the state law , have
the powers ot deputy ( sheriffs , to guard the
governor and do lib bidding.
A meeting of prominent citizens was held
In Judge Teaman's otllco tonight , at which
thu question of the governor's sanity was
( Continued on Second Page. )
MM AND MUUJilll SUKVJii
Its Transfer to the War Department Dis
cussed by the House Yesterday ,
SUNDRY CIVIL APPROPRIATION BILL
Wcitcrn Congrpimtipn Comptntn Hint They
Do Not Krcchti nn i : < | iiltuhlo Amount
of tlio .Money KTprmled Under
ItH 1'rovlsloim ,
WASHINGTON , Mnrch 10. In the house
this morning , after the passage ot a resolu
tion calling upon the ( secretary of the treas
ury for Information ns to measures lakon by
him for local supervision and Inspection o !
public buildings , the house went Into com
mittee of the whole and resumed considera
tion of the sundry civil bill. The pending
amendment was that of Mr. Enloo of Ten-
ncsspo , aulhorlzing Iho Investigation of the
coast and geodetic survey to determine the
advisability of transfer of this bureau to the
Navy department. Mr. Outhwallo of Ohio
look the floor in defense of Iho bureau , the
Importance of Its work and the efllclcncy ol
the service. '
An amendment by Mr. Loud of California ,
directing the superintendent of the coast and
geodetic survey lo survey San Francisco har
bor and the approaches therclo , was adopled.
After some debate on minor amendments
Mr. Ilartman of Montana raised a question
as to some statements made by Mr. Ilolman
a few days ago with reference to an alleged
endorsement given by the commissioner of
the general land office and the becrotary of
the Interim 'to the amendment ho had
adopted wllh reference lo Iho limber culluio
act ot 1&91. Ho denied that It had received
such endorsement. lioth the commissioner
of the land ofilce and the secretary of Iho
Interior repudlnlcd It.
Mr. McCreary of Kentucky and Mr. Wilson
of Washington also criticised the amendment
and gave notice lhat they would nak a sep-
aiato vote upon It when the report was
presented to the house. To the paragraph
appropriating $700,000 for expenditures by
Ihe Mlssouil river commission. Mr. Drod-
erlck of Kansas offered an amendment , set
ting aside $70,000 of the appropriation to
strengthen and Improve the river banks
at Atchlson nnd Leavenworth.
Mr. Mercer of Nebraska offered a substi
tute for the amendment , being to set aside
$160,000 of the appropriation for the Mls-
soiiil river providing It should bo used for
the construction , repair and maintenance of
revetments between the mouth of the I'latto
river and Sioux Clly. IIo Insisted that the
commission should be made to understand
that there was something beside the six
teen-mile reach at Jefferson City which
needed attention. The river between Omaha
and Council Bluffs should bo looked after.
The amendment was at this point agiccd
to , limiting to San Franclrco $123,000 , the
expenditures of the coast and geodetic sur
vey.Mr. . Wilson of Washington made a vigorous
speech on the discrimination against the
western coast In the mailer of river and
harbor Improvements. He protested against
this Injustice. His people were weak and
powerless now , but he warned the house
the time would come when they would be
clrong and powerful.
Mr. Cogswell of Massachusetts character-
bed Mr. Wilson's remarks as unjust. Ho
pointed out the fact that from 1SS5 to 1893
of the $1,000,000 appropriated for public
lands In twenty-six states Washington had
obtained $250,000. -
Pending a speech by Mr. Calchlngs of
Mississippi In defense of Ihe Missouri river
appropriation , the house , at 5 o.clock , took
a icccss until 8 o'clock.
About fifty wore present at the n'gbt ' ses
A bill lo relieve W. H. Cobern fn m the
ohargo of desertion led lo hot words to-
Iwcon Mi. McKoIghan of N"bri ka MM ) Mr.
Tolbert of South Carolina , In which the
former charged Uio'Ivter vl'h trying lo
make cheap capital by objecting u , mciitcr-
oua. pension cases , and the hitter in nply
professed his highest regard for biave ( sol
diers , at the bamo time < i' ciarlnz nJs Ir
reconcilable hostility to thu union soldiers
who were mustered Into the armv from trog
shops and who became camp follrwuis , coffee -
fee coolers and bounty jumpers The bill
was finally reported favoinbly.
After action on snv ral prlvat" pension
bills the house , at 10:25 : , nujouraed
Good Results fioni Unit Colony's Xcw I'lati
WASHINGTON , March 1C. John C. Con
nelly , United Stales consul at Auckland , New
Zealand , has sent to the Department of
Stale nn Inleresllng report on Ihe rcsulls
of Iho new system of taxation practiced In
that country and which Is similar to the In
come and land tax so much discussed In Iho
Unjlcd Stales. The consul begins with the
declaration lhat In the matter of taxallon
laws Now Zealand excels , as compared wllh
Iho olher Auslrallan colonies , and , perhaps ,
with many oldei countries.
The consul says"In aery short tlmo
Ihosyslcm of laxatlon has been almost en
tirely changed always a most hazardous
undertaking , becaubo of Us londency to dis
turb existing values and disarrange business
cnlerprlso. Here reforms have been Inlro-
duced which revolutionize the old system
without affecting , nt least to any appreciable
cxtcnl , existing Interests.
"Tho most determined opposition to the
'now taxation' came from the moneyed In-
slllutlons , loan companies , and Iho owners
of landed estates. It was found , however ,
as teen as the now system became a law
and was thoroughly established and fully
understood , that , Instead of Involving the
colony In ruin , It hud exactly the contiary
effect. The credit of the colony In London
( which Is , of course , the center of financial
operations so far as the colonies nro con
cerned ) .Increased to an unprecedented de
gree. New Zealand's credit Is better today
In the London money market than li that
of any other colony In Australia. "
The report assumes to show that the pur
pose of the government has been to relieve the
"weaklings" from the burden of taxation
and put It on the shoulders of thos > o batter
able to bear It. "Tha etfort , " eajs the consul ,
"has succeeded , and It has been appreciated
and the government rewarded by the largest
majority Known In recent years , "
The new scheme of taxation , briefly staled
by Consul Connelly , Is : Flrsl , a gradualed
land tax. The properly tax was repealed
In 1801 , having proved to bo a grievous
burden. All Improvements on land up to
$15,000 were exempt , all above were laxod.
The deduction of mortgages nnd of Improve
ments to the snino amount rendered very
many owners of land exempt from land tax.
In ttdillUon lo Iho ordinary land tax a
graduated tax Is lav led , and for this all Im
provements are deducted , but an owner Is
not allowed to make any deductions for
mortgages owing by him , and ho has not to
Include. In his return any mortgaw-s owing
to him. This tax Is only laid upon lands
exceeding In value $25,000 , less linpiovo-
mcnls , nnd ranges from % pence lo 2 ponce
per pound sterling ,
Absentee landlords are laxcd 20 per cent
In addition , and Ihls Is considered Jusllflablo ,
as there are many largo owners living In
CnglaiKl , drawing large incomes from the
colony without recompense. There Is also nn
Income tax. In which there are many
exemptions. For Instance , all Incomes
from mortgages nnd rents from land or pro
duce of land derived by the owner or oc
cupant ore exempt. The icsult Is that
only a email proportion of the people pay
this tax , which , though conceded to bo just ,
Is regarded with aversion , owing to Its In
quisitorial character. Close ucrutlny of
the Huts has been repaid by many addi
tions. The graduated tax on land values
over $25,000 was Intended to compel posses
sors of large estates , or speculative holders ,
to subdivide , thus offering the land for
netllcmcnt. The consui nays It Is having
the desired fftcct nnd mnny of the Immense
estates nro being offered to the Kovernmenl
at their tax values , while olhcrs are belnp
cut up Into farms nnd offered nt auction ,
Will Ho tic-ported > ptt Tncilny >
WASHINGTON , Mnrch IC.-Scnntors rep-
rescnllnnr both the deinocrntlc nnd repub'
llcnn sides of the committee on finance ex
pressed the opinion nt the close of the com
mittee meeting today .that the tnrlrf bll
would bo reported to. the senate on Tues
day next. They stated , however , no ngice
ment to this effect hnVl been entered Into
but thnt tlio opinion vvns a result ot n
knowledge of the prosrtss tlmt hnd been
made upon the bill slnco the full commltlci
has been In pe * essloii of It. The entire
lime of the meeting , which continued from
10 u.vm. until 3:30 : p. m , wni devoted tn
thnt portion rclntlng to the methods of col
lecting the ic'Vcnue In lioth Iho InrllT nm
the Internal revenue parts of the work , nnt
hns been practically completed.
Not Slgni'd as Yet.
WASHINGTON , March 16. The silver
seigniorage bill , which 'passed ' the sennlo
'will not go to the precliient until Monday.
The senate not being ! session today Ihe
vice president cannot sl n It until thnt body
meets again on Monday. It was , however ,
presented to Speaker Crisp today by Chair
man I'earson of the committee on onrolleO
bills and he nfiKed his eiznnture to It.
The constitutional ten i/ays which the pres
ident has to approve or disapprove the bill
will not begin to run until the bill Is placed
In his hands on Monday ,
I/itcst from C'luilrniin Wilton.
WASHINGTON , March 16. A dispatch
was received today by Representative Strauss
of New York from Representative Wilson as
"GUADALAJARA , Mer. , March 1C.
Strengthening slowly ; still In bed.
"W. L. WILSON. "
TII.IT jitftiir rr.to 7AC7/w.vr.
Acting SInyor McClellAri Say It Will 1'ly
O pr .SonYork' * Cltj Hull.
NEW YOUK , March-1C. , Acting Mayor
McClellan today received a delegation of
school children who made a piotest against
the green flag being placed on the city hall
on the 17th lust. , and tnen signed a resolu
tion authorizing the janitor lo hoist the
flag. Delegates ot the American
I'roUctlvo association and school boys from
the public schools were * represented by L.
R. McAdnm Dlatr , who stated that they pro
tested against any flag but that of the Uulted
States being placed upon any public building.
Those who wanted foreign flags hoisted , ho
said , should 6tay in 'their own country.
Acting Mayor McClelland .says the language
of the resolution made $ plain to him that
the opposition was directed against what Is
known as the Irish flag.f It vvould bo unbe
coming for him to depart from the course
followed by his predecessor under the cir
cumstances. He saw 110 objection to the dis
play of the Irish flag. ' 'Tlio flag will fly on
the city hall on the 17th , " concluded Mr.
Ilcrtrand Stambach 0 ? 25 Union square
called on Acting Maycjr McClellan during
the day and said If the Iilsh flag was raised
patriotic people would bo justified In tearIng -
Ing It down.
1'AttSVD Till :
Gorniun-Kusslun Comiiircliil Trc.ity Kindly
Carried The Ilobntr.
BERLIN , llnrch 10. "JJie Reichstag finally
passed the Russo-Gurtnan commercial
treaty today by n laigt ( raajoilty.
When Ihe debate on ihc tieaty was re
sumed. Heir Hamm < ! hieln , conservative ,
said that the tienty InqUJnll of becoming it
milestone In German history , ns described
by 'Dnron Mninchall v ri Pleberstcln , the
secretary of stale for foielgn affairs , would
rather be a gravestone , inscribed : "Jleie
UPS German husbandry , which will not long
be suivlved by German Industry. "
Herr Sonneberg , anti-Semite , described
the trealy ns a domestic Jonah. To this
Herr Liber rejoined that he rather liked
the victories Tif 1870-71.
During the course of the debate Count
Herbert Illsmnrck said the remark that
"the way to Constantinople Is tluough the
Ilrandenberg gate " did not emanate from
his father , who , ncconllng to the count ,
always held that Germany had no Interest
In the Mediterranean on the oust. The re-
maik. he added , emanated fiom the pres
To this Chancellor von Cnprlvl replied :
"I have always attributed the remark to a
Russian source. I be/j / Count Bismarck to
better Inform himself before he again ac
cuses me. "
Count Heibert answered , by paying that
he only spoke In the Interest of historical
truth , adding thnt General von Cnprivl's
attack upon him was uncalled for. -
After Ihe vole had been tnken Dr. Thlcl-
nmnn announced lhat the treaty would go
into foico on Mnrch 20 , and then the
Reichstag adjoin nert for the holidays.
Whnt Struil Suys of Us.
LONDON , March 1R. Since his return
W. T. Stead hns hnd plenty lo say lo Ihe
Interviewers about America. For example :
"Tho Amerlcnns are a wonderful peonle ;
wonderful In nothing ; so much so that they
pieseivo their Inherited goodness In tplte
of the coiiuptlon reigning rampant. "
He saji a laigo majority of the Chicago
aldermen arc"notoilous boodlcrs , " but , In
stplte , nevoitheless ho adds : "Hut none but
the most bigoted tory could bo otherwise
than dismayed at the cxlsllrifr rondlllons of
affairs In America If Laid Salisbury nnd
his friends find England becoming too
ladlcnl , they should emigrate lo Illinois. "
Arrested n Sm lulls ! tMlltor.
FtERLIN , March IK The Issue of Iho
Socialist , which -was seized ycsterdaj morn
ing , was a .special festival number , printed
on red paper. It was Intended by this Issue
to celebrate the nnnlveipary of tlio Horlln
outbreak of 18IS A quantity of ( .editions
mutter was seized nt the olllce of the So-
clnllst nnd Its editor waa nnested
Ten uncial-democrat meetings have been
called In honor of llc | nnnlversaiy , March
IS , when It Is pioposed to plnc-o a number
of wreaths on the graves of these who
weio killed In the streets dmlinr Ibo riot ,
nnd who were bulled nt Iho Freldrlchbhaln.
Vlptnrlu In r'nrc-ni o
FLORENCE , March JG-Queen Vlcloila
ni rived heie Ihls afternoon. Hands of music
were stationed at various points along the
route from the railroad stallon to the villa
which will be occupied by her during her
stay n Italy. The dense crowds which
assembled to gropt the iqueen cheered most
enthuslnstlcnlly. The queen uns welcomed
liy the Duke d' Aoasln. and slnff and by Sir
Frnncls I'lnipfoid , the Ihlthh ambassador ,
and the staff of the HrUlnh embassy.
CALCl'TTA. March ' 10. The expedition
ngalnst the Abon thas arrived safely nt
Sadvla. There will be no further operations
until after the rainy scaton.
Vlllt lit TI. I .VfS M/JA UK VI 1. 1 HI !
Illlncl nnd Crlprtlod Clllzoiu Of H i ea u
D.ikotik Ton a Curi-il ,
SOIUX FALLS , S. 11 , Mnrch 15.-Specla ( >
lo The Hoe. ) The psoplu of Elk Point , n
town soitthcabt of this city , are In the midst
of a Christian science craze. The lame nnd
the halt are skipping about without cnitche.
or any other means oflsupport except their
legs , which have heretofore proved false tt.
them. Hen Crum of that city , an old ami
crippled war vqteran , was persuaded to go lo
! ) mnha to bo trealod by n Chrlsiian Bcionlht
Ho came homo npparenlly well and slrong.
A Chrlsiian scientist "healer" was sent foi
and now all of Klk Point's people are In good
I'll r m < r r Drou nc-il ,
YANKTON , S. D. , March 15. ( Special
Telegram to The Ileo. ) Casper Weber , ono
of the pioneer farmers of Cedar county , Ne
braska , disappeared jfrotn hlu lloine one week
tigo and his body was found yesterday In th
water of Menomlnce freek. Ho was n very
old man , and It Is supposed his mind gav
way and that ho strayed away and wa *
Nonsuit ( Iniiitnl In tlio Hotter C'UKO.
MADISON , WIs , , March 10 On the mo
tion of the attorney for the defenao a uon-
suit was granted by Judge Sltbecker In the
KNOCKED OUT BOTH PLANS
Iowa Legislators Kill the Senate and House
Bills at One Sitting.
MULCT IN DUAL FORM QUICKLY DOOMED
Oe'inocnUi Vato Against the Carpenter Hill
In the Semite ami ( lie Tiink Hill In
the Iloimo May Yet
( let Together.
DBS MOINES , March 16. ( Special Tele
gram to The Deo. ) Tlio legislature decided
today tliat It did not care to fiiodlfy the pro
hibitory law on the lines of "mulct" or the
Carpenter local option bill na It has beei
amended In the senate. The vote In botl
houses was decisive. Monstrosities In the
shape of mulct or "local option" bllla that
are Inconsistent In every respect need not
apply to this session of the legislature.
The Carpenter local option bill met with a
crushing defeat In the senate , only thirteen
votes , all republican , being recorded for the
bill on final passage. The sixteen democrats ,
to whom the bill was repugnant because II
forbade the manufacture of beer and wine ,
all voted against the bill and were rein
forced by twenty republicans. In the lower
house the "mulct" bill came within six of
the necessary constitutional majority and
could have been passed had It been ac
ceptable In any way to the local option
element. On the contrary , had not the
Allen amendment , requiring the signature
of 5 per cent of the voters to a petition for
a permit outside of cities of 6,000 Inhabitants
been adopted , the bill would lm\o been
deserted by a dozen of Its ptohlbltlon sup
The battle was opened In the ( .enato by
Senator Gronoweg , speaking In favor of the
local option bill pi evented by the democr.Us.
lie said the democratic bill was a fair , rea
sonable and just measure , while the Carpen.
tcr bill contained exacting and unreasonable
provisions that could never be enforced.
In the judgment of the senator from I'otta.
wattamle. the prohibitory law Is a "hum.
bug and a breeder of hypocracy and cor.
ruptor of public morals. "
Ho was followed by Senator Perry , demo ,
crat , of Monroe , who savagely attacked the
pending bill , declaring It was Intended t&
perform Impossibilities , to placate the pro.
hlbltlonlsts and satisfy the license element.
Harper , democrat , of DCS Molnes , said the
democratic party had been striving for many
years to repeal the piohlbltory law , and last
f.ill the republicans stole their platform.
Standing on this plank the republican party
seemed to htm to be carrying a bible In ono
hand and grasping a glass of beer In the
AMENDMENTS AND ALL VOTED DOWN.
Senator Plnn offered a substitute for th
democratic bill , which authoil/ed cities and
Incorporated towns to to provide further ami
additional penalties for the violation of the
present law , but It was sustained only by
thirteen radical prohibitionists.
The Oronowee substitute was then de
feated by a strict party vote of 1C to 32. The
local option republicans then cndea\ored In
vain to secure an adjournment and delay
final action. Alll motions of a dilatory char
acter were steadily voted down by a com.
blnatlon between the democrats and prohl.
bltlonlsts. The bill being put on Its passage ,
was lost yean , 13 ; nays , 3C , as follows :
Yeas Bourdman , Brewer , Carpenter , Craig ,
Ellis , Funk , Garst , Lehfcldt , Low Is. Harsh ,
Upton , Illggen and Waterman , all repub
licans. ' *
Nays Andrews , Chantry , Cheshire , Con-
avvny , Eaton , Finn , Gorrcll , Harmon , Hen
derson , Jamison , Jewell , Kllburn , Palmer ,
Penrose , Perrln , Phclps. Reynolds , Row en ,
Turner and Vale , with all of the democrats
except Dent , who was absent.
Senator Waterman changed his vote to yea
In order to move a reconsideration , but was
anticipated by Senator Finn , whose motion to
reconsider escaped being laid on the table
by the narrow majorlly of two and Is still
MULCT ROUNDLY ROASTED.
The debate on the mulct bill In the lower
house was renewed on a motion by Funk to
put the bill on final passage. An amendment
by Williams of Howard , requiring C5 per
cent of women to sign petitions for per
mits , was defeated without a dhlslon.
Ranck , demociat , of Johnson arose and
proceeded to state his objections to the meas
ure. Ho said the minority party was willIng -
Ing to agrco to any bill of a reasonable
nature and assist In Its passage , but the
pending bill Is so radical and unreasonable
and contains so many lestrlctlons Impossi
ble to observe that no man In the state
could legally operate a saloon under Its pro
visions. Ho bltteily denied that any beer
lobby was here , as has been charged , to line
up the democrats In opposition to any modi
fication of the law.
Robinson , democrat , of Marlon declared the
bill was a double-headed monstrosity , only
fit for exhibition In a dlmo museum.
Allen and Ellison on the republican side
nmdo fitting replies.
Chairman Funk , the prohibition leader ,
closed the debate. Ho said : "I am fully
aw are that the eyes of the temperance people
ple of Iowa , yea of this whole nation , arc
focused upon this house. While two beet ons
of the bill are highly obnoxious to mo , yet
the other twenty-three meet my heaity ap
proval. The faet that the demociats , wed
ded as they are to the saloon Interests , are
oppos tig this bill with a united front lemovcs
any doubts that I may hnvo had as to the
advisability of passing this bill. The mem
ber form Johnson has well bald that If this
bill becomes a law It will bo Impossible lor a
saloon to exist In Iowa. I agree witli him
that it Is n web woven around the saloon
keeper fiom which It will be Impossible for
lilrn to escape. It Is not the purpose of this
1)111 ) to protect saloons. It Is framed In the
Interest of home , the heartbroken wives and
ruined sons of our stale. It nmkea the aa-
loonkceper an outlaw mid plaeej the brand
of Cain upon his brow In characters which
cannot be mistaken. Sooner than stand up
liero 'and aslc , as my democratic friends do ,
to rehabilitate Iho saloonkeeper with the
mantle of respectablllly and glvo Ms ne
farious buBlnofs the sanction of law , I would
pray that my right arm might be palblod
and my tongue refuse to glvo forth a sound.
Of all the sources of crlmo that have cursed
our stricken race through all the years , this
s the most damnable. To curb its uway ,
stay Its destroying hand , Is Iho ruiposo of
thin bill. I do not wonder that the advo
cates of the saloon are paralyzed at Its far-
HOW THEY ANSWERED PUNK.
The loll was then called on final passage
amid breathless Interest , and when thu last
lame was called a cheer went up from the
lomocrnts and radical prohibitionists , who
md deserted their leader In bulllclent num-
icrs to defeat the bill. On motion of
ijcrs the vote by which llils measure wenl
lown lo Its death was reconsidered , and
the bill made a special order for Wednes-
lay , In order to allow the democrats and
ocal option republicans to agree upon a
substitute that will bo accepted by both
wiles and take prohibition out of politics ,
[ 'ho yeas and nays on the pastago of the
till were as follows-
Yeas Allen , Rlanchard , Rrlnton , Brooks ,
lurnqtilst , Dyers , Chapman , Cliatsell ,
Joopor of Montgomery , Cornwall , Crow ,
) avla , Davlson , Early , Ellison , Funk , Grls-
vold , Gurley , Harrlman , Ilaugcn , Hoover ,
lorton , Kleimuo , Lnuder , McNeoluy , Me-
Qulnn , Martin , Miller of ChcioKoa , Mllll-
nan , Morrla of Sioux , Morrison , Nlcoll ,
s'letert , Pattlson , Heed , Saberson , Sawyer ,
jo.nlons. Smith , Stephen * . Spearman , Wat-
era , Weaver. Young of Delaware and
Speaker Stone 15.
NajH Darker , Dell , nitterman. Brill ,
barter , Coonley , Cooper of Pollawailamlo ,
) ledcrlch. Doane , Doubledny , Dowull , Mndl-
colt , Finch , Fraiec , Uasclton , Hlnmnn , Horn-
rlghaus. Jay , Jester , Jones. Llndcrman , Me-
Cann , McQonlgle , Miller of Lee. Mitchell ,
Moore , Morris of Clarke , Murray. Myerley ,
Patterson , Hanck , Robinson , Iloggc , Root ,
HE BEE BULLETIN.
II V < \ y > r OmnJirt ami VMnUu
riiibiblti roMr ; Sauthicat IPJnit *
1. At U'liUrs HI * \\i\r Into Court.
< H \e mid ( leoloKliitl VirvojH.
Tioillllrutlou" IIIIU Kilted.
I'rc roM of IhoVngo Conference.
B. AfRitim tit hi the llriinett l.ll > e-l Ciuo ,
Wotird \ > ltli n Slxtiliooter.
Some Sporting Noted.
3 , NCMH from Council HlnlT * .
I. IMlloriiil mid Coiiiiiirnt ,
G , Lincoln mill N < < hrit < dm XOMTH ,
1ol ) < i ( ust or l.ra\ei Washington.
0. Coiumerehil mid t'liiiniclulffnlrs. .
Weeli'H llunlnoRH KinU-tx'd.
l.lta stock Mitrliet * Ycntcrdiiy.
7. IVITc-r'H r.omled Iteitoliitlon ,
South Uiimlm'it I'll } 'Ili-hrl.
H. iiectrli : ; Light In the City Council.
0. Mndcllne Pollard Telli Her Hlory.
Xi'hrailm MrrclmntH IVcl l.'iuour.igcd.
IndliiiiK Abandoning tlio A i my.
10. When Hem-till t'mter UIIH Killed.
Sight * mid Mini's In .Monterey.
11. Itinerary of mi A lutlr Tour.
llookn and Uitgnilne-i.
12. 'tin I'rmp.Hts In the Illuck Hills.
Ross , Schultz , Shrlver , Snoke , Sewers
Spauldlng , Kteon. Stllltminkcs , St. John ,
Stunlz , Taj lor , Trow In , VaiiGlldcr , WatKins -
Kins , WilKen , Williams of Fremont , Wlt-
1'ams ' of Howard , Wilson , Wood , Wyckoff ,
Young of Calhoun 55
The yeas were all republicans ; the nays
consisted of twenty-one democrats , thlrly
prohibition republicans and Em'.lcolt ol
Tama , Root of Clinton , Myerley of Emmet
and Trewln of AllnnmUee , local optlonlsts
who objected to the CH per cenl clause In
reference to s'gncis ' to petitions.
AVILL DO HUT LITTLE MORE.
The dijs of final adjourning are drawing
nigh and It Is now certain th.it no further
legislation will bo cnactid than the fixing of
IcglslatU e dlatiicts , the rate of taxation and
the passage of the appropriation bills , be-
joinl the enactment of some modifications ol
the prohibitory law.
The senate committee on Insurance has
reported for Indefinite postponement the
Finch bill , passed the house by aoto
of 75 to 2 , requiring all fire Insurance com
panies to Betllo their losses within thirty
days. The Blanchard bill , prohibiting Insur
ance companies from requiring nil policy
holders to keep their property Insured to the
extent of SO per cent of Its \aluo , which
passed the lower house unanimously , has
been referred to the senate Judiciary com
mittee to pass upon Its constitutionality.
The bill for the protection of farmers from
traveling fakirs who obtain notes by fraud
and work the "Innocent purchaser" dodge ,
which has pa&sed the house , has been killed
by the senate Judlchry committee.
AWlllKK I'ACIflAG HOViitt.
Object of the Visit of 1'hll I ) . Armour to
the I'liilllu Count.
SAN FRANCISCO , Mnrch 1C The
Chronicle states thnt the object Hint
brought P. D. Armour to the const was
pilnrlpally In connection with a new cor
poration , papers of which were to lie Illcd
today. The new company Is to engage In
icfrigeintlng , packing and canning meat ,
nnd will be known as the Western Meat
company. The following directors were
elected : Louis F. Swift and Edwaid Mor
ris of Chicago , Philip N. LlllentluU , J. W.
Llllenthul and Leon Sehloss of San Fran
cisco. Local capitalists , bcbldcii the di
rectors nnmcd , who will have i.tock In then
n -w company , are : ArP. llotnllng , 15. R. T.
Llllenthal , Homy Mlllci , H. B. Crocker ,
Ditnlel Meyer , A , nipulnger , Senator A. P.
Williams and othcin. These were HIP prin
cipal owners of ttie biff abattoirs at 13aden.
The packing house will be run to Its full
capacity , notwithstanding the boycott
placed on refilgcratcd meat ,
l'e < ulhir I'ottcrK.
BOSTON , Maich 1C. The posters of the
Latin play at Harvard are displayed ut
Cambridge , nnd atlract scores In fiont of
HIP bill boards. They arc three feet long
nnd two feet wide , nnd printed In
Pompeltnn led , with ancient Roman clmi-
nctcift. The bill In English leads : "In
honor of Iho Ilberaloro of our country , n
band of Harvnid students will produce the
Phormlo of TOICHCP' In the tlioiiler of Ihc
university at Cambridrre on the anniversary
of the Concord fight , nnd on thf following
days : That Is on the 19th , iiflth and 2Ist nf
Apt II. Whoever wishes seats may becure
them at the unlverslly booUsclleis.
Tronhln Hre IiiBT lit Crlpplo Creek.
COLORADO SPRINGS , Colo. , Mmch Ifi-
Shetlff Boweis , who Is In clmige of n pose
at Cripple Creek to prevent Interfcience
by slrlkers with the men who have gone
to woik In the mines , sent lo this city
today for half n dozen more deputies and n
quantity of arms and ammunition. It Is
thought trouble will break out llrnt on Bull
hill. The sheriff Mates that n couple of
hundred men could enHlty overcome the
watchman nnd email foices there. They
would then m.irch lo Bnlllo Mountain ,
whcio a ll\ely light would ha likely to
occur. The Batllc Mountain miners me all
.Must Stnud Trlul.
MADISON , "WIs. , Mnich 1C. The supreme
court today handed down a decision In the
case of Finnels W. Is'oyes nnd Eugene S.
Elliott , directors of the Pluiklnton bunk ,
Milwaukee , Indicted with other directors by
a special giund jury , for having fraudu
lently iccelved deposits when the bank was
insolvent , and who were dlsclmiged from
cnslody by Judge Johnson , on Iho Biound
that the grand jury did not net In nccotd-
nnco with the law. The mipume com I 10-
verses Ibis older and remands the CHBP ,
wllh illiectlons tluil defendnnty be re
manded to the custody of the shcilff.
( old for
NEW YORK , Maich 1C-An additional
SW.OOO gold has boon engaged by Lir.ard
Preeis for thlpircnt tomorrow , which
nl n goei to England. Ills Is Iho Ural gold
thnt hns been withdrawn for England In
nanv month * ' , the lecent expoitatlons luiv-
ng been to Ocunany nnd France England
ins now Ihe liugcst gold lererve on lecoid ,
anil In vlow of the low late of London dis
count the shipment of gold to tliit center
s icgnrdcd us bomowhut rcinui kable.
Chureit lip 11 'Miiiilvr H jut cry ,
ORAND RAPIDS , WIs , Match 1C The
mystery of the minder of Peter Houston ,
who was shot whllo cutlng supper last June ,
ins been clemed up by the miest nnd con-
'eK * < lon of David Jacobs , futhei of Mm
Houston , who Implicates W. M Lord nnd
. 'ImilcH Emeiy In the crime. Jacobs says
Emery fired HIP slwit. Jacobs has been
sentenced to prison for life. Lord and
y me In Jill nwultlng trial.
Unjoined tlio ConimlKftloiirr.
TOPEKA. March IC.-aiecd , Wnro &
Gleed , ntlorncys for Iho Ihreo eahlem In-
Biuance companies Involved In the Ilillmon
case , hnvo made application before Judge
Johnson of Iho Mhawntf county circuit
3omt foi nn Injunction icstinlnlng Insnr-
iiico C'oinmlcslont' ! Snyder fiom milking a
leclblon In the case befoio him. A tempo
rary Injunction has been grunted and the
icurlng mi for March S3.
railed In It
ST. LOUIS , Mnrch IC.-Fellx Hunlcke ,
lolng bUHlness ns Hunlcko BIOH. , wholisnle
mis , caps , olc. , mndo nn assignment lodny
for Iho bcnellt of crcdltois The falluio
MIS i-aiiscd bv piepsmo of u clulm for
lU'.Wifl borrowed mont ) , imido by IIunlcko'H
notlu-r. Assels , iibuilt $7i,000 , llabllllkH ,
llnngiil for -lluiilef ,
ROCICroilD. III. . Muich -Tho execu-
lon of John Hmt took place nl 11.01 o'clock
his moinlng. Hmi's crlmo wits the minder
jf his iwo MlsteiH on Hcptembci C of last
cur , at their country home , near Rock-
ord. The munlcroil Kills slood In the way
) f a division of their futhcr'H ptopoiiy.
Moveini'iitH of Nr.i doing VvxioU .tlurili 1(1 ,
At Hamburg Arrived Moravia , from
At Dromerha\ Arrived Sanle , from
s'ew York ,
At Queenalown- Arrived Lucanla , from
Now York for Liverpool ,
Arbiter Olnrk Denied thnt Former Sclioilnli
Oontrncts Wora Biiuling on Eecoi vors.
WOULD NOT NEGOTIATE ON THATQUESTION
Snid it Was a Mattjr of L'iw ' to Bo D cidetl
by the Courts ,
OPPOSIT. POSITION TAKEN BY EMPLOYES
They Threatened for n Time to Draw Out of
BUT WILL PROCEED , WAIVING NO RIGHTS
Letter of .Mr. Clink mill Heply of tlio
l.nbor ItciircHcntnthcH Arbitration.
ultll DUriihslon UN to
geii of lele
There were largo chunks of disgust dis
cernible on the faces of the Union Pacific cm-
plojcs yesterday morning over Hie totally un
expected position taken by President Claris
at the conference Thtirtdiiy afternoon , when
ho handed the chairman of the engineers ,
firemen , conduclors , trainmen and telegra
phers the following circular loiter on behalf -
half of the receivers :
OMAHA , March II.
The receivers of Iho Union I'uclllo syslcm
Flist Thnt none of the mlos , regulations
or schedules with icspcet lo the wages o
thu employes of the Union Pacific syslem
which were In foice prior to the reeelver-
bhlp , constituted contuicls or , established
conti.ictiuil lelntlons between nny of the
coiiorutlons cmbrncfd In Ihe Union Pucllla
sybtem nnd the cmplojos.
Second That If any Mich contracts or
contractual relations existed they were
executory In character nnd not In nny man
ner binding upon the iccclveis appointed
by the courts to administer the i.illwuy
lines and piopertles of Ihc Union 1'ncina
byslum ns a It list estate.
If either of the above propositions nro de
nied by nny of the employes nn Issue oC
law Is raised which must be submitted to
the court for decision nnd with lespect to
which there Is nothing to negotiate.
The iccchcrs have Bought to put Into
force nnd eltect new lilies1 , icgulntloim mid
schedules governing the employment nnd
pay of tluee clnes : of emplojes : First ,
cnglnemen ; ( second , tialnmcn ; nnd third ,
On behalf of the receive ! s , nnd by order
of the couit , I mil heio to negotiate with
the proper teprcscntntUes of Ihe tluuo
classes of employes above named concernIng -
Ing Ihe f'iine ! s unit justness of the new
pi opened inlet , regulations nnd schedules ot
pay. I hn\o not Invited nnv employes or
their reprosentnllves lo confer wllh mo at
Ihls conference , except lho e wllh respect
to whom the lecclvcrs me now proposing lo
put Into force and effect the new schedules
of pay , nnd there arc no differences ut the ,
present time between the receives nnd any ,
other classes of employed which can bd
properly considered In this conference called
by order of the court. I mil , Iheiefore , prepared -
pared lo lake up with the proper repre
sentatives of the followingoiganlzatlons ot
the Union Pacific system employes : First ,
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers' ;
second , the Brotheihood of Locomotive
Firemen ; third , the Order of Railway Con
ductors : fourth , the Brotherhood of Rnll-
load Trainmen : nnd , llfth , the Order of
Rallvvny Tclcsi npbers the mailer of Iho
tnoposed new rules , regulations and sched
ules of pay affecting the three classes of
employes represented by these 01 sanita
( Signed. ) S. H. II. CLARK ,
For .the Receivers.
The circular disconcerted the men to such
nn cxtcnl llmt they Immediately went Into
executive session after the adjournment of
the conference to arrange for some now plan
of proccduic that would bring the Issue to a
head at once. In fact there were a num
ber of thoroughly disgusted men about the
labor headquarters , ono ot the employes
going BO far as to say that their answer
filed In Iho Wyoming court was of such a
jumbled piece of legal literature that they
would bo unable to prove the correctness ol
their position , duo to Ihe bungling work ol
Iho attorney.- ) who hail prepared the answer.
FIGURING ON RESULTS.
It was contended that the move which Prcs <
ident Clark executed Thursday would have a
tendency to arouse animosities llmt would
lot have been engendered had the arbiter ol
the wage question met the men on anything
Ike fair terms. On the other hand It waa
rcely circulated about headquarters that tha
whole conference would turn out a fizzle am ]
that the circuit court when It eiU
lero March 2C would simply om
tower Iho recclvcis lo make such xched
lies , rules and regulations as are consonant
with Ihe best Interests of tlin trust estate ,
t was also Intimated that the efforts of Iho
scheduled classes lo couple the Knights ot
Labor and the American llallv.-ay union with
the hearing was purely a scheme on tha part
of the cnglnemcn , trainmen and telegraphers
.o strengthen Ihelr cacc before the receiver
appointed to arbitrate the vsngo quotsllon.
Jut the unlooked for ultimatum ot Mr.
> lark caused a bcnsatlon that will continue
o bo the talk of labor circles for a very ,
eng tlmu to come.
OPINION OF AN OFFICIAL.
A Union Pacific ofilclul , speaking about the
circular , slated lhal men should not attempt
to cross the bridge before they cnme to It.
"Only three classes of employes , " said ho ,
'were Included In the new wacu pchedulo ,
and these men have the right by order ot
ho court to show tha unrciiKonabloncss of
ho proposed now rules and regulations bo-
ore Mr. Clark , who has been appointed byi
ho court to hear both u ( lea nf Ihc queBllon.
Pho olher cl.ibsu.s of employes are not uf-
crlcd by Iho new schedules , nnd until soma
llsposltlon Is shown by Iho receivers la
change existing conditions Iho forces of labor
lot Included In the coniumplatcd rcdiiclton
mvo lllllo lo complain of until KOIIIO motion
made lo adjust the wages of the Ktilghtu
of Labor nnd the Ameilcan Railway union ,
vho have delegates here. It seems frmllsli
or the men not affected lo ntlr up dlncord.
Wo nro ready lo meet Ihe men on Iho para-
nounl proposition Are Iho new rules and
pgulallons onerous , are the reduction *
ought to bo made In vvugca unjust and un-
casonablo ? Herein are the Ismies joined ,
'ho men have asked for their day ]
n court and have boon accorded
ho rights for which they contend Therrt
can bo no question but that the circuit court
vlll dccldo with Judge Dundy that the ro-
colvers have the rluht to do thouo thlngu
hut lend lo thu bent management of tlin
ystom. So far no contractual rclallons ux-
stlng prior to thu receivership are con
cerned , they were nullified by the courts
vhon Iho road passed Into tlio hands of li |
receivers. Mr. Clark Is not culled upon to
MHB on the legal points in controvcmy 1I
s simply asked to hear Ilia men upon tha
question 'whether Ihe now schedules ar
npprcxHlvu or grievous In their effect , For
thc life of mo I can't ueo how tha men could
tlilnk otherwise , and I am Inclined to bo *
Hi vo that they have hud bid legal canine ! la
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