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Meeting of the Irish National Confer
ence at Dublin Yesterday.
List of the Reforms the New Organiza
tion ill Demand.
Resignation of Egan, the Treasurer—
An Account of His Stewardship.
A Miscellaneous Collection of Egyptian
and European News.
Dublin, Oct. 17.— Irish national
conference opened to-day. Parnell pre
sided. A letter was received from Egan,
dated Paris, tendering his resignation as
treasurer of the land league, and giving a
statement of the fund of the league. The
report shows that a total of £244,820 ster
ling passed through, his hands. Of this
sum there was disbursed in relieving dis
tress in 1879 and 1880 £50,000: in defense
of state trials, over £15,000, and in expen
ditures through the general land league
and ladies' league, £148,000, leaving a bal
ance ef nearly £32,000. Parnell and Da
vitt were received with tremendous cheers
by the delegates. Nearly all the extreme
Irish members of parliament are present.
The attendance of delegates is large.
At the time fixed for the opening of the
conference very few delegates were pres
ent, but in about an hour there were be
tween 700 and 800 in the hall. On the
platform were Lord Mayor Dawson and
Messrs. Healy, O'Connor, Corbet., Gill,
Sexton, O'Sullivan and Brennan. Egan, in
his letter of resignation, says: "In view
of the fact thet a new national organiza
tion is likely to spring from the confer
ence, and it is impossible for me to longer
absent myself from my own business in
Dublin, I must earnestly beg my friends
in the land league to release me of the
treasuership. Egan then submits the
financial statement mentioned in the pre
ceding dispatch. He gives only round
figures, as the books of the league * are in
Egan specifies the purposes for which
they were expended through the general
land league and ladies' league. They were
applied as follows: support of evicted
tenants, erection of land league huts,
payment of law costs and general ex
penses of the organization, for his own
protection, as well as for the sati. f at'.on o'
members of the league. He asks that two
members of the executive committee be
deputed to examine his accounts. Davitt
proposed and "Justin McCarthy seonded
a warm vote of thanks to and con
tinued confidence in Egan, which passed.
Parnell, in an address to the
corrected the impression that nothing had
been done for evicted tenants. He said
since the dissolution of the ladies' land
league £2,774 have been spent in relieving
them, and that hundreds of families have
been placed in position to avail themselves
of the benefits of the arrear act. Brennan
and Sexton were appointed secretaries of
the conference. A number of letters and
telegrams from 'America approving the
movement were received. Letters were
also received srom several Catholic bishops
apologizing for their absence, and expres
sing confidence in the leaders of the move
ment. Parnell then submitted the j pro
gramme of the conference and reviewed it.
On motion of Mr. Daivtt it was resolved
to include the establishment of working
men's clubs and reading rooms among the
objects of the conference.
Parnell declares he wished to reaffirm
his first utterance on the public platform,
namely: that until he attained for the peo
ple of Ireland the right to make their own
laws, they would never ' be in accordance
with their wishes. No solution of the land
question could be final that did not secure
to farmers the right to become owners of
their holdings by purchase. He estimated
a fair amendment to the Healy clause
would result in an average of 20 percent,
further reduction in the judicial dscrees
fixing rent. He said the Irish
party required eighty-five to
ninety members in parliament,
but they could not hope for this until the
franchise was placed on the basis of house
hold suffrage. In relation to the assertions
•of English papers with regard to alleged
differences with their kindred in America,
Parnell denied there had been any dicta
tion from that quarter. He for one would
-have declined to obey such dictation on
whatever points they might have differed.
They had agreed to leave the issue to Irish
people, despite the most tyrannical coer
cion act the world had ever seen. They
would yet attain the measures on which
they had set their hearts. . The scheme for
the establishment of an Irish national
league was adopted.
Davitt then addressed the convention.
He spoke in somewhat more pronounced
terms than Parnell. He declared that nn.
til the land which was stolen from the peo
; pie was restored to the whole people as na
tional property, there: conld be no final
and satisfactory settlement of the land
question. At the same ' time he wished it
- distinctly understood that bis declaration
did not separate him from Parnell on the
land question. V7^.
Parnell accepted the amendment . to the
proposed land scheme to the effect that in
creased taxes should be placed on grass
lands, and that all covenants against till
ing should be declared void. The confer
ence unanimously adopted an amendment'
to the programme in favor of the pay- '
ment of the Irish party in the house of
commons. " ;-V •_-;-_;
.- Davitt moved as an amendment .to the
proposed constitution of the central coun
cil of the new league that the council con
sist of tnirty-two members, one from eaoh
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c uinty.jthe parliamentary party to have
no nominations, but its members to be
. eligible.. T. P. O'Conner said this amend
ment amounted to a vote of want of con
fidence in the . parliamentary party. He
accused Davitt of trying to injure Par
nell's prestige, {and reiterated the charge
despite Davitt's repeated denials. Davitt
became greatly excited, and said a gentle
man would not have made such an accu
sation. To prove it groundless he with
drew his amendment. It was finally de
cided that the council should consist of
forty-eight members, thirty-two from the
counties and sixteen from the parliamen
tary party. Resolutions thanking Parnell
for presiding over the • deliberations and
expressing unabated confidence in him
passed, and the conference closed.
The proceedings of the conference were
not altogether harmonious. A delegate
named Louden, who attempted to speak,
was shouted down as a land grabber and
renegade, and denounced by ex-suspect
Barrington as "a coward who ran away
from coercion." All the speakers declared
the land act an utter failure.. Davitt said
he was unable to go with Parnell in his
scheme of land reform, but would co-oper
ate with him for the abolition of landlord
ism. - -
London, Oct. —The Times Dublin
despatch says, not only has the Irish con
ference excited no enthusiam, but the
assembly was composed of elements as
heterogeneous as the programme was
multifarious. It was only the skillful
hand of the chairman that sometimes pre
vented an open rupture. Dessension was
shown clearly enough in Parnell's open
ing statement and in Davitt's prompt re
joinder, and the tone of bitter emphasis
wherein the latter spoke betrayed the
feeling of a man laboring under disap
pointment, which he struggled to sup
London, Oct. 17.—James Caird cat!__.:;la
the requirements of Great Britain for for
eign wheat from the first of September at
15,500,000 quarters, or nearly 200,000 quar
ters less than were imported the same
period last year.
Pobt Said, Oct. —It is reported that
the authorities of the canal have prohib
ited the employ of any one who worked for
or assisted the British forces. - Conse
quently many are unemployed.
Pabis, Oct. 17. —Eighty Frenchmen, as
sisted by 1,400 African laborers, are about
to commence the construction of a railway
between the Niger and Senegal rivers.
Their ■ operations will be protected by a
military column which will "plant the
French flag and erect two forts on the
Alexandria. Oct. —The native who
wounded the British consul during the riot
is arrested. _f«£i
Madbid, Oct. 17.Political and financial
circles are much excited by news that Senor
Sagosta, prime minister, had a long and
amicable interview with Marshal Serrano.
The incident has created a . profound sen
sation in its bearing on the . situation and
prospects of political parties. *.--,-
Galway, Oct. 17.—At the investigation
into the murder of the two Huddys, near
Loughmast, Kerrigar, the informer, was
again placed on the stand. He further
deposed that _. man named Hinging, aged
sixty, with __■ son, took the chief part in
the murder and compelled passers by to
assist him in carrying the victims, whose
groans could be plainly heard, while they
were in the bags in which they were thrown
into the ' lake. Other witnesses corrobor
ated this statement. The prisoners were
Ti__po___,Oct. —A number of Tunisian
chiefs, with their followers, have offered to
return to Tunis and submit to the French.
Tripoli is strongly opposed to such action.
A French man-of-war is placed at the dis
posal of the French consul general.
Madbid, Oct. 17.— is stated that the
terms of the arrangement between..t-e
democrats and dissident liberals are a gen
eral acceptance of the constitution of 1869
with some slight modifications.
Pabis, Oct. —Bredif, French member
of control, started for Egypt to-day.
• abis, Oct. 17.—Important arrests were
made; at Montceau les Mines in connec
tion with the outbreak of miners. It is
hoped order is restored.
London, Oct. 17.—Caird, earl of Wharn
cliffe, F. W. Chesson, earl of Rosslyn and
earl of Ilchester have joined the Longfel
low memorial committee. - . v.;-,";- . ; ;
• Alexandria, Oct. 17.A letter official
from the department of public I domains
is published, declaring the country in '* a
state of ferment, which can only be cured
by the execution of the leaders of the re
London, Oct. 17.— German ship Con
stantia, Capt. Kuehlken, came in collision
with the steamer City of Antwerp, four
teen miles off Eddystone, and both vessels
sunk. All the Constantia's crew and four
belonging to the City of Antwerp, landed
at Cardiff. .
Madbid, Oct. 17.Some opposition or
gans state that Prime Minister Sagasta is
inclined to accept Serraon's policy in order
to avert a rupture in the liberal
party. In- ministerial circles, however,
it is asserted that Sagasta has declined to
modify the policy which he considers cal
culated to induce the Democrats to accept
the monarchy. Sagasta absolutely re
fused to separate himself from the central
ist element represented by the ministers of
war and justice.
Madbid, Oct. 17. — Correo says
if at the next session of the
cortes Marshall Cerrano's party declares
in favor of a consolidation -. of; the. monar
chy and renounces its • ideas «. of constitu
tional reform, ;■ Sagasta will be disposed
to relinquish the claim in order to facili
tate .the formation of a ministery under
Serrano. In that ease Sagasta would sup
port the government in chambers.
___nmam Thompson in "Joshua Whitcomb."
. . The second .1 appearance of Denman
Thompson in "Joshua Whitcomb," daring
his present engagemen, at the Opera house,
last evening, drew a good house, and the
presentation, as - is . . the : rule,
gave ' the greatest ="''■;■ satisfaction.
Thompson, himself as "Uncle Josh, an old
Jackson Democrat,'' was " inimitable/ bis
■ every appearance and enunciation, elicit
ing enthusiastic applause, as also
did the quartet singing. and
the song and dance business
,'of Ignacio Martinett and Miss Julia Wil
fson, the "Tot" of the play. Another repeti
tion of the play will be given this evening.
Cedaroft Sold.
Philadelphia, Oct. 17."Cedarcroft,"
Bayard Taylor's homestead, near Rennet
square, sold at auction for $14,050. The
purchaser was a farmer named Isaaci War
ner of Hatboro.
A Feeling of Uncertainty as to the
Future of the Markets.
All the Small Operators Afraid to Ven
" ture Out of .Their Depth.
— ':.
Probability that Corn Will be Late
Coming to Market.
Provisions in an Anomalous Position—
Scarcity of Pork.
["Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Chicago, Oct. 17. —Again the prospects
were at fault to-day. Instead of keeping
right on with their boom, the markets
stopped to rest. It is only to take breath,
however. The reason therefor was the
largeness of the offerings, many longs be
ing satisfied with prices and unloading.
There seems to be a difference in the mat
ter of cornering any save the provision
markets. The shorts, warned . by experi
ence, are ve_y wary, and hasten to cover at
any threat of an advance, while all except
the larger and more daring operators
on the bull side fight shy of any extensive
forcing of prices which might precipitate
a general unloading of the big fellows,
and bury the rest of the longs in the break.
Both sides are content with medium fluc
tuations, and the tactics are those of the
scalp rather than the corner.- Regular
wheat was in fair speculative demand. A
good business was transacted, and the feel
ing was easier, with fluctuations in prices,
however, within a smaller range
than . yesterday. The receipts
were smaller.bnt the weather was clear and
bright, and this may have influenced the
desire to sell. Prices declined about • %c,
and finally closed about % g lower than
closing figures of yesterday. On call the
inquiry continued good, and prices held
firm. There was less call for spring wheat
and prices were a shade lower. Winter, on
the other hand, was in better request, and
firmer. Flour showed no change. Ex
porters wero favored with a fair
amount of orders, but their limit,
was generally below the prices asked
by holders. Quite an active speculative
business was transacted in the corn mar
ket, but the feeling was greatly unsettled,
and prices fluctuate* considerably within
a moderate range, and averaged lower.
The offerings were free, being ' influenced
to some extent by the crop reports, while
the demand was fairly ' active , at times.
The reports from the foreign and eastern
markets indicate considerable ; steadiness.
The receipts were rather light, and ship
ments only fair. The weather was bright
and clear; and this had some effect on the
market. Prices declined to a point 1^@
2j^c below the outside prices of yes
terday for the leading futures, and
l@li{c for next year's delivery, and closed
at about the inside prices. On the call
board this cereal rallied, advancing
%c. Concerning the peculiarity of the
advanced market in corn, it is now said
this is dne more to the shorts just at pres
ent than to manipulation. There is no ap
parent concert of action between the trad
ers to bull in either November or October.
There was, it is true, such a combination
formed a month aud more ago to advance
November, but everybody declares that this
clique unloaded for November last week,'
and took hold of the year option.
The figurers who follow the combinations*
and the tailors who keep in the wake of
the big operators, have been wrong on the
market for the last few days. When the
Tester crowd sold November and bought
October, these men followed suit so far as
the selling went. Now, they are all sorry
that they did not keep the November. It
is so seldom that the crowd here succeeds in
doing anything itself without the aid of an
Armour, or a McGeoch, or a Handy, or
some other leader of consequence, that
there is a general and genuine surprise
felt all around. This time it has been
favored by all sorts of dircumstances. The
receipts of corn have been pitifully small.
One day last week they aggregated only
forty-eight cars, and another day only
fifty-four. The demand for the grain in
New York and abroad has been good, while
the receipts have been very light and the
shipments have been relatively very heavy.
When will new corn arrive here This
question receives all sorts of answers ac
cording as it is put to a bull or a bear.
The former has it that there will not a
kernel reach here that will pass inspection
before December, while the latter are cer
tain that train loads of it will be coming
here early in November. The answer
depends really upon the weather—
upon how hot a sun there will be
during sunlight, and how hard a frost
during night fall for the next four ' weeks.
Commission men who have most to do
with the growers of grain, are very sure
that a good deal of corn will reach here
and grade No. 2 before Nov. 3. The farm
ers will get it in here next month, says Mc-
Geoch' _ firm, if they have to kiln dry it.
President Dunham, of Wm. Young & Co.,
was sure a few weeks ago that there woald
be a little oern here in October. It is said,
however, that he has climbed over among
the bulls now, and declares that corn '--' has
not graded No. 2 in November for ten
years.' When John B. Lyon ran ' his fa
mous wheat corner here and busted . him
self and. pretty nearly everybody else, the
farmers hurried along their wheat by build
ing great bonfires in the corners of . their
fields. That year wheat arrived here two
weeks earlier than either Lyon or his
bankers or anybody else anticipated. The
farmers may get some corn in between the
first and last days of November of this year,
and give a surprise to certain prophets. .
OatsV were \ dull, and. ruled to-day at
about Saturday's prices, yesterday's ad
vance being lost. .".;
Only a moderate business was reported
ia the hog markets. The feeling was not
so "strong, and prices declined in all the
leading descriptions. Shipping demand
rather light. Foreign advices exhibited
no material change, and the Eastern
markets were comparatively steady. The
receipts - of • provisions j. were light,
and the - shipments'. - fair of all
kinds. The inquiry -" for ' mess
pork was moderate . and '. prices declined
10@15c, and closed quiet. On call the
tendency continued, October closing at
$24,10@24,30. The demand for lard was
only fair, and offerings moderate. Prices
declined 3 @7%c, but closed steady and
continued steady during the afternoan.
The Globe reporter was shown the con
tents of a confidential letter sent out by a
firm on 'change yesterday regarding the
markets. The letter . indicated that a
strong bull movement |g was daily
anticipated - by most of the ; far
sighted members and longs,
buying of future options axed wheat for
the near future was advised. ' The coun
try was steadily buying corn yesterday,
all supposed to fill lines of shorts thrown
out some time ago. This was true espec
ially of corn sold to be delivered anytime
this year. May corn is not . much looked
after just now. Corn advanced very lively
yesterday on 'change, but when it com
menced to raise heavily at about 12 o'clock
the bulls started in lively to buy
and ' the shorts to % cover. In
spite ; of. this it closed easy
on 'change, but very firm
on call, but seemed a little strained at the
call board closing figures. B. P. Hutch
inson was noticed to be buying May corn
heavily, and a prominent member said last
night: "I tell you, boys, if Ricker was
alive now corn would be at 7$ cents instead
of 08%.
The light receipts and sfciggish move
ment of grain, especially coin and wheat,
is explained by an Omaha elevator man
and heavy grain shipper to this point. He
says that shero is not the liv«_y movement
of grain that was expected two months ago,
not because of any shortage crops, but
because holders of grain believe in higher
prices that they claim must prevail, owing
to short receipts, before the close of win
ter. The dull market is complained of by
farmers and country shippers everywhere.
Farmers will not have to dispose ; of their
corn at once in order to raise money this
season, as most of the farmers ' through
Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas, especially the
two latter states, are a great deal more
prosperous this year, and no grasshoppers,
famine or tornadoes have caused panic
among them. The amount of corn in Kansas
and Nebraska, is fully > up to estimates of
the crops, while Iowa is coming out better
than at fir. expected, _ _ _.]l.
There will be more hogs fed and raised
this year, as farmers are beginning to re
alize, so the Omaha. man says, that it is
much more profitable at $8 a hundred for
live hogs to feed them the .corn than to
sell it at CO cents a bushel, j
There is the old feeling cropping up that
has been set forth time and a^ain in these
columns, that wheat is too cheap at present
The "bluff" is sometimes heard.' on
'change. Yesterday there was a case of
this sort on the call. ' An extensive opera
tor bid for 100,000 bushels of corn for
future delivery, not expecting anybody
would take his offer. Some one in the
room, however, said he would sell the corn,
but he was not generally heard, and the
caller did not notice him. Under the rules
when the caller does not recognize a sale
there is none, but the seller in this case in
sisted that he had sold the 100,000 bush
els, while . ■ the bidder claimed he had not
bought it. The matter was set
tled _ by * putting it to J_< a
vote. The boys jokingly, declared
it a sale. This made the buyer angry,
and he bid hilter skitter for a million bush
els a lick, and would probably have taken
the whole corn crop of the country several
times over if anybody had offered it, . The
price was run up a cent, and the bull took
a single five thousand lot at the top price
and retired blushing, but apparently not
dissatisfied, because the bluff had loaded
him with a little more corn than he had
bargained for. -News is received
that Mr. Charles Randolph, secretary of
the board of trade, had landed in Phila
delphia from Europe. He will j. come . at
once to Chicago and resume his duties on
the board. Mr. Randolph has been absent
from the board for very nearly six months.
He was granted a six months' leave of ab
sence May 1,. and -. left the city, accom
panied by his two daughters, for Europe
on that day. His vacation ends " exactly
on November 1. He will take charge of his
office at once. He has been traveling
in England, Scotland, Ireland, and spent
several weeks in Paris. His health has
improved"greatly since he left.
The following amendments to sections
of the board of trade rules which relate to
the appointment and services of. members
of arbitration committees, was posted on
change and elicited much comment among
the members. It touches upon; a - matter
of great interest, and should be thorough
understood before being voted upon.
The rule now reads as follows: " i .:-';*:_
Section 1. In . the . "hearing
of any □case of controversy,
before the board of directors or before any
committee of the association, no director
and no member of any such committee
shall serve or act in the hearing or trial of
any such case or controversywho ha» or at
any previous time has . had, either directly
or indirectly, any financial interest or con
cern in the result of suoh hearing or trial.
or who shall ; be a business partner of any.
party thus interested, or who, during the
last two months prior to the ; institution of
such hearing or . trial, shall '•* have
acted as broker or employe of or for any
person thus interested. : v" "V f'.'_/'{.
.Section 2. Before entering --npon the
hearing or trial of any case of controversy
any director or. any member of the asso
ciation may be required to answer under
oath or affirmation any questions touching
his qualification . or : disqualification to
serve or act under section 1 • of this rule
The proposed • amendment . is to portions
of section 1, as follows:-".;- ....;.-'
... To strike out "or who at any previous
time has either directly or indirectly."
Also by ] striking out " "or who during • the
the last two moths prior to '. the institution
of such hearing or trial shall : have acted as
broker or employe of or any person thus
interested." This is signed by twenty-five
members. ; ,
. 'Judge Barnum decided cm a demurrer,
this morning, a suit of considerable im
portance to the Chicago board of trade.
About January 24th James Rankin, a mem
ber of the board, -. became insolvent, and
immediately thereafter confessed judg
ment in the .criminal . court. in favor of
Thomas Bates for $525. Bates thereupon
in haste proceeded to garnishee the funds
in the hands of the open board clearing
house belonging to Bates' credit order.
Judge Barnum decided that the funds re
ceived by the clearing house of the cor
poration are a'trust fund for the crediting
members of the insolvent, and not liable
to a judgment until the trust is satisfied,
and that the by-laws relating to the clear
ing house are valid. and reasonable. The
plaintiff asked time to file exceptions. ;\- -■ ;
H. A. Ho wen, of Star Route Bribery _ Noto
riety, Under Arrest for Non-Payment of
His Hoard—His Appeal to the Attorney
. General.
Philadelphia, Oct. 17. — has been de
cided to withdraw the charge against Col.
Henry A. Bowen of defrauding the propri
etor of the Great Western hotel, upon pay
ment of the money claimed. Bowen says
he will have a statement to make this even
ing in regard to star route matters.
Washington, Oct. Merrick, Ker and
Wells held a conference to-day on star
route matters. The gentlemen are reti
cent on the subject of their consultation,
but it is probable that important proceed
ings will result from it within a few days.
Washington, Oct. 17.—H. A. Bowen, un
der arrest at Philadelphia upon warrant of
his landlord for non-payment of his board,
was taken to the residence of the attorney
general of that city. He sent in a note to
the attorney general, who at once came
out of his private office into the outer de
partment, where Bowen was se_ttd. Tie
conversation which took place was heard
by the senior student, who has furnished
the following report for publication: 1
was present at the interview between Mr.
Brewster and Mr. Bowen on October 16,
about 4:30; saw Bowen was in cus
tody of an officer, having been arrested
for non-payment of his board; he asked
Mr. Brewster to advise and assist him so
as to relieve him from arrest, and advise
him how to get bail. Mr. Brewster re
minded him that he did not know him,
and had never seen him before to his
knowledge, and because he was a stranger
to him, and also because of the peculiar
position of ! Mr. Bowen towards the de
partment of justice in connection with the
Dickson charges, he was the last mar, M*.
Brewster could interfere to help under any
circumstance?. • Mr. Bowen aid he caw
-lie propriety of that. Mr. Brewster said
that he (Bowen) had involved his depart
ment in a scandal, maliciously gotten up
by those star route men attempting to
bring Mr. Dickson in connection with Mr.
Cameron. j Mr. I Bowen said that j he was
very sorry, but meant no wrong, and he
came - from . California to make it: plain.
Mr. Brewster told him if he had hot come
he would have made him come. Mr. Brew
ster then suggested that if he could get
the money from his friends' in New
York, where V he said he had
money,; he could get it by
a remittance. Finally Mr. Bowen said:
"Yes; that could be done," and the officer
said he would go with him. Mr. Brewster
spoke in a loud tone in the presence of the
officer and myself, and on Mr.. Bowen's
suggestion that they speak in private . he
refused, saying there was nothing to be
private about.; Before the interview Mr.
Bowen 'sent in by me the appended note,
'and Mr. Brewster immediately came out in
the front office. I was present during: all
the interview, and made this ' interview at
the suggestion of Mr. Brewster as soon as
Mr. Bowen went out. ■'." -v.^i
. SibWhile giving my statement to the
district attorney this afternoon on the al
leged . bribery of Mr. Dickson, I was ar
rested by the proprietor of the hotel where
I'. am stopping for my board bill. The
bill has never been presented, and . I can
pay it to-morrow. - Inasmuch '" as I am de-.
tained here and have been by Mr. Ker,
who is out of town, I am constrained and
ask that you advise me as to my cause of
procedure. ': '■/■ Respectfully,': ■-';v ;.*(- -y f v.■■■'.
■ -i._-^__; .C£'S H. A. Bowen,
The Attorney General of the United
States. *._ ., .
.Bower paid his bill this "afternoon, and
was discharged.' Attorney General , Brew
ster says Bower has made a statement < to"
District i Attorney £j Valentine "regarding
Dickson's charges in the star route bribery
investigation, and it has been forwarded
to the department officers at Washington.
The attorney general refused to speak of
it and its contents, and District Attorney
Valentine will give no information on the
The Annual Meeting Yesterday—
of Officers.
Deteoit, Mich., Oct. 17.—The annual
meeting of the Western Associated Press
was. held in this city to-day. There was a
full representation of fifty odd leading
dailies in the interior, comprising the most
important news association of the country.
Important action was taken looking to an
increase in the already large news facili
ties .possessed by the association. The
Following officers were elected for the en
suing r year: Directors,. Richard Smith, j
Cincinnati Gazette, D. M. Houser,St. Louis j
Globe-Democrat, W, N. Haldeman,Louisville
Courier-Journal, W. Penn Nixon, Chicago
Inter-Ocean, * J. G. Siebenbnrg, Pittsburgh
Chronicle, J. F. Mac, Sandusky Register,
CoL Albert Roberts, Nashville American.
President, Joseph Medill,Chicago Tribune ;
vice president, W.W. Armstrong, Cleveland
Plaindealer; secretary, H. E. Baker, De
troit Post and Tribune; executive commit- _
tee, Messrs. Smith, Haldeman and Nixon;
general agent, Wm. Henry Smith,Chicago.
The annual report showed about $200,000
spent the past year fa collecting and j dis
tributing news '- to different; - members - of
.the association.*••.•..- ."■:,..-"'■.... - ~
.:_•. Resignation of a Chief of Police. _J\
',' Chicago, Oct 17.—The police force was
publicly reviewed at Lincoln park this af
ternoon. At the conclusion of * the review,
Chief of Police McGarrigle read his resig
nation, on account of being : a candidate
for sheriff on the Democratic ticket, and
the resignation was accepted by .;; Mayor
Harrison with expressions of esteem and
good will. ."■■•. '"*
; Clemency to Murderer.. :
..* Mont->__i__eb, Vt, Oct.' 17.—: the house
a bill was introduced providing that' pris
oners shall be made insensible by the ; au
thorities before execution.'.
A -»tic Travesty Upon Mis Chicago In
terview— Candid Opinion of the. Man
of Whom His Father Said, "William . Al
ways. Was a Fool"— His Love for Cheap
' Things. '*•:.■-. "■::
[Special Telegram to the Globe. -:_'.
New Yto___- Oct. 17.—Uncle Rnfus Hatch
thus writes about Vanderbilt: The man
of whom his own father, the old Commo
dore, ©nee said: "William always was a
fool," has been interviewed in Chicago,
We all know that as a rule people here
think lightly and distrustfully of newspa
per interviews, but if this Chicago inter
view proves anything it proves that Com
modore Vanderbilt knew what he was talk
ing about. The talk with Sweet William
took place on Sunday. It was on the day
of rest, and he took the opportunity to
damn all the rest of the world roundly
and soundly. He was speeding away to
the West on a pleasure trip with * some
friends and under , the influence
of the sacred Sabbath calm
he decided before he got beyond the range
of the telegraph and the printing press to
leave his benediction with the world. So
he mildly turned and looking over his
shoulder said, "the public be damned."
The reporter said William only used the
phrase once, but it echoes with brutal in
solence from behind every sentence he ut
tered. His opinion was asked about the
new Nickel Plated railway. He laughed
and pushed up his fat sensual
lip, and said it . was no good;
it was a badly built, break-neck road,
and the Nickel Plate be damned. Was the
Nickel-Plated to have the right to enter the
new Michigan Central and Illinois Central
depot in Chicago? . He bunched himself
up indignantly and said, "Oh no; not
much. No rival of mine can come into
any depot of mine. My depots are not
built to oblige my competitors. My rivals
be damned." ?v,-: .
. But the reporter asked, when the new
road gets to work, do you think rates will
be cut?
"O, no; I think it will be taken into
what they call the, pool." -.%•"•'*'
"What percentage will it get?"
"I don't know but it will be all it ought
tq get. Cut rates be damned."
Are railroad securities looked on with as
much favor as eyex by the public?
_.hey are—at least on railways that are
well managed. I make it a point to man
age my roads for the best interests of the
stockholders. All other stockholders be
damned. .
Does your limited express train pay?
Not a bit of it. I run it only because
the Pennsylvania keeps its limited running.
They compel me to do it in competition
The Pennsylvania railroad be damned.
But don't you run it in some measure to
benefit the public? _^_ j.
The public be damned. What does the
public care for the railroads, only to get
as much as possible out of them. I don't
take any steck in this nonsense about
working for anybody's good but our own,
for we don't. ;"_,"
. What do you think of the anti-monopoly
movement ? .
It is inspired by a set of fools and black,
mailers. When I want to buy up any poli
ticians I always find monopolists the
most purchasable. They don't come so
high. Anti-monpoly and all other poli
ticians be damned.
When asked if there was any ground for
the complaints of some of his railroad em
ployes that they are not well paid, he an
swered: v.:/,''. -.!v.;V.•'£_-'
. There's always a lot of fellows who are
spending their money in _ riotous living
who are ready to complain about any
.thing." v My employes be damned.
V 1/When the reporter asked his views - on
railroad commissioners, the despot an
swered: "V
They usually have to be bought up
"Whenever legislation favorable Id *__> J"6ad
is needed. They are usually ignorant per
sons. i The j railroad =/commissioners be
damned. _>;, .■'•'».'. v- ':■' ..".'. '>"'• :;,-■■:-
Now the inquiry must arise in every
man's mind, "who is it that is to be
damned? The answer is apparent, that
everything is to be damned which opposes
or in fact does not serve this man's pri
vate interests. But who is this man who
so defiantly hurls his anathema from his
-palsied tongue as if to blight the land
with his curse? His father said he always
was a fool. When that fatherjwas' dying,
death had a sharper pang to him because
he was leaving his vast estate of $100,000,
000 to the control of a son who always was
a fool. After the old' man died the son
who, though he always was a fool, now
damns the public, brought his father's
! body into court every day for nearly a year
in a contest for the money with his own
sister. She only sought to gain for herself
and a brother a small share of the mine of
wealth, that had fallen to William. Sooner'
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than relinquish j •'; even.. a •; few millions.,
of - it ~\-_'-:'. he , waged 'rt a f fearful . strug- 5
gle. :;"..; Every - day _. his .'•-' father" was dis
sected by. the'' lawyers, doctors, quacks, I
soothsayers, detectives, blackmailers and .;
vengeful enemies. The ;autopsy j was a;
terrible one.:; Experts cut up and exposed
the old man morally, physically, intellect
ually and royally. The showing was sick
ening, but Great William never faltered.:
Day after day he sat in • court and heard -
with stolid face this' : ripping open of the:
secrets of his father's weakness, vices and •
delusions. A . man - who ' would expose the .
deformities . of a father who had so
clothed him in a robe . of - ready-made
riches would not squirm about the public.
So he damns them plainly. - . -.-"-•
I once asked a traveling companion on the
Pennyslvania railroad what he thought of
William H., and whether he had , any
brains. "Oh, yes; he has . got brains," he
answered.. "His head is full of them, but
they are soft.' They flop around inside the
shell. They are sort of bilge-water brains."
They must have been flopping around in
Chicago; . otherwise a man could never
talk so recklessly as he does. He even ad
mits crime in his reckless defiance. He
says he buys up politicians and railroad
commissioners. He talks everywhere"?
of "My Roads," "My Depots," "My Proper- '
ty," "My. Management,'' ' "My Interests."
"Damn it, ail of them are run on business
principles; no ' nonsense " about it." . He
seems to be a law and a government to
himself. The vast and valuable public j
rights given to him as a trust for the pub-7 ■
lic use, .though under private corporate \
contract, he says, are "mine." To . make -
these roads the property of other men, was
invaded, and in many cases injured,
under the law, of course.
Was it only ; that the Vanderbilt might
grow rich, opulent and at last defiant? Mr. .:
Vanderbilt takes : the position that he has
the same right _ to run ,* his railway on sel- ,
fish, exacting principles as the private
merchant has. He forgets that his rights ■
come from . the people when he says "the •
people be damned." He forgets that he is
a public servant, not the public's master. -
Six years ago the nation stood in terror
while the railway - strikers raided Pitts
burgh and other cities. In New York the
National guard was put under -arms, .
and hurried all over the state to guard the .
railroads. Was this done to protect what
• this man calls "my roads The state
was saddled with a debt to meet that ex
pense. It was paid by the public that he
damns. Afterwards he gave to the ' 20,000.
or 30,000 employes of the New York Cen- *
tral road $100,000. It was to be distributed
among them as a reward for their loyalty
—a pittance of $3 or $4 each. Even in
his gifts he was as niggardly as he is in
his pay. He paid the water boy
$16 per month to pa*:ry the
water filter asd «._t £s brakeman on the %
Harlem train that filed the tunnel with
death, anguish and blood a few days ftgd •
Possibly that water-boy brakeman spends
a large part of his $16 a month in riotous
living. Vanderbilt has a;; weakness, evi-
.dently, for cheap things. He likes to hire
a telegraph operator, a single man,a switch
tender, ; '■ or '; a : brakeman, as - cheap
as possible.,. To make them still :
cheaper he doubles the work on _h.ein, v .
He sets out to buy a politician, 'and he ~
gets a cheap one, He has had so much
experience in bribery that he pretends to
know which faction is cheapest, and gives
the anti-monopoly the palm. ; In this wes
tern journey, he is attended by three or ■ _•_
four friends and a secretaiy. This same
secretary was once the private secretary
and sycophant of William M. Tweed, the
boss who, when the people discovered him
neck deep in crime, gave them the defiant
query: "What are you going to do about
it?" .;..,;.:.;','::;/ ;: /..;_ ; :- ,.--.-'.:-•-•;
GThose eight words aroused public in
diguation against Tweed, and did much to
hasten his downfall. "The \ public be
damned" are four fatal words more de
fiant even than Tweeds eight. Tweed died .
in prison Vand_rbilt is not dead yet,- but .
whom the god's seek to destroy they first
make mad. They must surely be seeking
the life of the i opulent defiant demi
god, William Hi Vanderbilt, ..'*-.■
Rufus Hatch.
-'■:."' •:■■! "I-oiijjh On Bats."
Clears but rats, mice, M_wli§.. flies, tote, bed
bugs, skunks, chipmunks, gdphgrSi l5r. Drug-^^^
Monday, October I6tli, One feet ;
'. - In his world-renowned creation, ."" ■ _v "
PBICES—50c, 75c and $1. Sale of _e_._ a r'''-..
box office Saturday, Oct. 14th, 9 a. m. 284-87

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