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ThaBeat Lccal Hows Reports.^Largest Circulation. Unsurpassedas a Newspaper.^ABREAST OFTHE TIMES. HELENA tnVjpt Th Only MORNINGNKWSPAP3B^That Receives ^ Telegraphic Report Olvlnsall the) Newsof the World Dally. VOL.30--NO. 30 HELENA, MONTANA TERRITORY, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9, 1889 FIVECENTS ASHBURNK. BARBOUR, Attorneyand Counselor al Law MASONIC I KMi . I HKLKNA, M T. MASSENABULLAhD~ Attorneyand Counselor at Law, HftLXNA,MONTANA. WWprerUce In i^ i nnuru of record In the Ttr-^rln r, office In Uold Block. NOLAN^ BEAN,^Law Office^Gold Block 11kna, MT. R.G. DAVIES, ATTOHNKY-AT-LAW.BOOM S, AHUBY BUK K, - IIELKN A, M.T. DR.M. ROCKMAN, PhysicianSurgeon,Acooucher. Oculist andAunal Memberof Kan Praarlsro Medlrel Soclsty, also^Nevada Stele Medical Borlet}. Office--^ turn's ^ riir store, corner above Main^and Broadway. Entrance on Broadway and Jack^^on. IlHlnna, Montana, i-oee id tattoo* In Oerraan^and Bnglirh. Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. DR.M. G. PARSONS, Fifteenyears' experience aa OCULISTAND AURIST pnrforinBall onerattcns and treats all diseases^of the Bye. Bar, nose ar.d Throat. Corrects er^rora of visum and adjusts glaeeee^COfflre, corner Main etreet and Blitb avenue,^over Jnu Murphy's grocer ^ etore, J.H. FRENCH,^Veterinary Surgeon. OFTICI-Joa.O'VatU's stable, corner Main^Mid Price atreeta MONTFORDS BACON, M. D.^Physician, Surgeon, and Oculist HELENA. M T. Hpeclaiattention given to the Bye, Bar and^Throat FuUassortment of artificial eyea. W.LONG, VBfTBHXBABYBUHOBON. OFFICE-Brack A Pleher'a Ntahlee. Lower Malt^Street Telephone No. 190. FRENCHLESSONS. PROF.A. DANSE, Lateof Weatern University, Pa Room 23 Gold^Block. A.M. SANDS, TYPE- WRITING AmanuensisWork. Officewith Paulsen A McDonnell. H.BAUER. TANNER^ DRESSER, 108Lawrence Btrast, Helena. M. T lout^ I'il'LMN .i. ^ CON MUX. PAULSEN^ M'CONNELL, AttendStrictly to Architectural Work Planaand specification* drawn. Work an par^Tlaed OKPIOB-Wilson Block, Helena. Montana. G.W. MERRILL, BoleA|f^nt for tha CarbolicSmoke Ball and Debel-^lator, willpa*ran tee a eure cure fer catarrh, sett-ma. brin hit la, hay fever, Sfneav cold In the h**ed^cared In utt.. n mlnu'ee. Free teste given at our^offln^, room U, ov^r Pavohrss drug store, foot^of Br adway. Helena, Montana Agents wanted^In every ^ Ity In u-rrttory. * u re care l r rlrk head^ache Price of HmoLe Ball $i p . e of Jjehell-^dt r ^i aenttoany part ot the ,'iLtory. bend^fonr cents ter poeta^*.l*rn JOHNA.SCHNEIDER. FRESCOPAINTER, No.M South Davla Hlreet. PO Bos 7R\ Helena, M. T Publicbuildlnga, charchea and dwellli g hoaeea^decorated In the latest styl*. Willfuriilch dfaltrns I^ecorated Hon. W a^Clark's and M J Talbot's residences, Butt*. Bcratrhwork and Kmboeeed Ornamentation,^patented, a -1 ^- laltv. USETHE BRANDOF Hamsd Breakfast Bacon CL'KBDAVI Smokedin Montaca BYTUB wwmpacking m mmn ci Packera,Curere and Smoker* of Choice, Mild'y Cured Meats. OFFICB~hefrlg*ralorBuilding. CHICAGO^^NORTHWESTERN RAILWAY IBTUB DIRjSCT koutb TO CHICAGO,NEW YORK Boston,Philadelphia,^AND ALL EASTERN CITIES via Omahaand Council Bluffs. lila absolutely the shortest and nest Una to Cbl^oav- and the East. Itoffer* every facility for Quint, Pale, and Oorn^fortahle tranait to me traveler. It-tends aarood to none In the Weal, and ^(Ten^lad j'^ementa an^l adTautwoi that are not and can^q t tie offered hy uiy of lie mmpetibors. Thecelebrated Northwestern Dlntne Can an^beet of evarythlnaT that b el pa to make a journey^over the ^ld Nonnw^aM*m pleeeant end ^*Lfe*u.^ble. Passsmars who Masmt their own interest *V\^nvertahiy pwh*^ tkteu ov,* thu p^oular and^l/a ^le mute Manhood 5T ^tS8i .f*JKSrS^nioeiieeieaialiia tw^^re Deaf, Merveua paUtt ThePlytn^tkh CLOTHINGNHOUSE ISOFFERING Bargains in Fine Suits, 0V^IEIRCO-A.TS GENTSFURNISHING GOODS, ETC. Calland See us Before Purchasing Elsewhere. LEVY^ ELI AS. T.C. POWER ^ CO., JOBBBKS AND DIALSHB JN MININGMACHINERY! AgriculturalImplements, Justreceived, a large stock of BemeiOLt ^d Son's Celebrated u Maine ^ and ^ Brown M BOBSLEDS. Deere^ Co. Sulky, Gang and Walking Plows. SCHUTTLERAND RUSHFORD TUBULAR AXLE AND STEEL SKEIN WAGONS. FINEHAND-MADE^Carriage and Heavy ITeam Harness. OarBtock of fine Carriages and Buggies Is the largest and most complete ever^-thowu in Helena. Afull line of Mine and Mill supplies embracing Blake Steam Pumpe, Revere^Rubber Co. Mechanical goods. Common Souse Whim, etc.t etc. Sendfor Circulars and Price List. Steam boat Block, corner of Main street^and Helena avenue. 3.O. ASH B V O.A BBOeVOWATJU S.C.Ashby^Co. HELENAAND GREAT FALLS. SWEET'SPATENT Common Sense^ ^Arctic^ and ^Manitoba. BOBSLEDS. 'Mitchell^ Farm and Spring Wagons, FineCarriages, Buggies, Phaetons, Buckboards,Road Carts, ttc, Etc 4ARNESS,BARB WIRE, VICTORFEED MILL. WALLTENTS, WAGON COVERS, ETC.^FURST ^, BRADLEY HARROWS,HOOSIER DRILLS, DEDERICKHAY PRESSES I3ailiiie-Ties, _Ktc.^ Ktc. F.S. LANG ^ CO. (INCORPORATED.) WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. Ranges,Stoves, Crockery, GLASSWAREAND HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. Granite Iron, Copper and Tinware. MarbledGlassware,Bohemian Vases, PalmettCflGlassware,Mush and Milk Sets, JapaneseChina.China Dinner Sets. OPAQUECHINA, DECORATED AND PLAIN. Haviland'sChina, Decorated and Plain Cupsand Saucers, Salad Sets, IOBORFAM SETS, WINE SETS, ROCHESTER LAMPS. %tAurora^ Quadruple Plated Silverware, TME BE8T IN THE WQRLO. ATTENTIONLADIES! Hav you seen the Fioest Line of Evening- Party Slippers Idrodrrmfd Kid, B^ aded, ernr nhown Id tbe West. If you would like^to nee tbem call oa F.E. GAGE ^ CO., No. 25 Upper Main St. WASHINGTONNEWS. Textof Senator Sherman's Bill for^the Conduct of Elections for^Members of Congress. TARIFFIN THE SENATE, AnotherDay Watted in the House^^The Friends and Opponent* of the^Oklahoma Bill Spending the^Time Filibustering. \\\hu\.. i..v Jan. 8 ^The bill Intro^duml by Mierman to-day, propoeiutf nu^^merous cuanires In the law* rftfulaUnjr, Shi^HtH-tiou of eonKreHinen, provides that^nil. r May 1, 1KW, sleCttoM for reprwnta-^Uvea in con^reaa shall be coadeeted ar-^oordtUK U^ the provialoni ot the bill and the^ledlilaturea of atatet may dt root tlr^ elee^Uon of presidential electors In the same^manner, the expense of an election in such^case to be paid out of the federal treasury.^The bill authorizes the president to sp^point, with the appro\al of the seuiite, live^qualified voters in each state to be known^aa a board of aUte canvasser*, and^three voter* in each cougreesloniti^district to serve as an electoral^board, the appoint! os to hold Mince durum^good behavior. The electoral board 6*^each conKTeaaiotial district shall appoint a^reitlstrar and three judges, not all of tSM^same political part), for earh elnctiou^district or precinct, to hold office foraix^years, subject. However, to removal for^misconduct. The electoral board ia flvea^power Ut increase tlie iiuiuIht of election^precincts whenever nec^*ssary to secure a^tree and fair ballot The judtfe or juries^at any nrecluct ma. appoint bystHn(ler.t la^place of any Jud^e or judnes who do not^report for duty within one hour after the^openiiiK of the polls, and in case none ot^thelhree jiul^es report, the ebn-tion may^be conducted by any three voter* of the^district who are willlnK to act The^electoral board Is also directed to ap'ayim^three commissioners of election for each^county or corresponding political division,^whose duty It shall be to meet three days^after an election and ascertain from the^returns the number of vole* cast for each^person at the election. The same provi^^sion la made for tilling vacancies in ti e list^of commissioners aa Is made in the can I ot^election judge*. Provision Is made for a^complete and coned registration of voters,^and the judges of election in counting the^votes are authorize! to report any voters^decided to have fraudulently voted. The^board of commiHHioiiers is given authority^to correct Irregularities in the returns of^judges of election, and heavy peualttes are^prescribed for offense* agalust the SeSSSSoa^laws. SENATEAND HOUSE. sh7.in retard dutie*in New lha Duly on Octlon Bacalng Oonlaal Ovar the^Oklahoma Bill WAhHiNoToN,Jan. H ^In the senate the^postoftice committee reported a bill provld-^ing that the omlflslon to pay the lawful^pontage on a special delivery letter shall^not prevent or delay Us transmission and^delivery, but that the lawful postage thall^be collected on its delivery. Passed, fther-^iii.m intiodured a bill to make and slier^the regulationi* a* to the time, place and^manlier of holding elections tor represents^lives In congress. He said the hill was^prepared 1^^ a gditlemau familiar with lhe^Htihjt ct, hn( srfcOSlM not care to liaxehU^name published. The bill wart MBStfttSM^and calculated to ensure an absolutely fair Stationin t verj part ot the Tinted .Mates.^It was confined to election* of im-mU r* of^congress. Hoaroffered a resolution (agreed to^^calling on the wcrclary of the treasury for^the report of M^'clal Treasury Officer^llyrne, made in November^to the evas on of sugar^York. Thesenate then resumed consideration^of the tariff bill at the paragraph relating^to collar* and cuffs, fixing the duty on^those composed entirely of cotton at til-^teen cents per dozen pieces and 35 per cent,^advaloretn, and on those composed en^tirely or partly of linen at thirty cents^a dozen pieces and 86 per cent,^advalorem. Vance moved to strike out^those rate* and Insert forty^pei cent ad valorem. The proposed rates,^he said, would be equivalent to a tax of 160^per cent ad valorem. The amendment was^rejected hy the usual party vote^teas, 1^^nays, 24 No amendment was offered to^the paragraph taxing hemp or Jute carpet^Ingftceuts j^er Hjuare yard. Jones, Ar^kansas, moved to amend the paragraph^which taxes bagging of cotton, gunny^cloth, etc., for covering cotton, composed^wholly or partly of hemp, jute or jute butt,^valued at not more than 16 cents per pound^*4 of a cent per pound, by putting it on the^tree I lit Theamendment was discussed at gm.t^length by tierry, Jones, George, Allison,^Mierman, Piatt, Duller, Aldrich, Biseoek,^Vance and Coke. The southern *cnator*^said that the lax must come out of the^pocket* of the com tu rn planter* and labor^^er*, and be banded over to Hie manufae^turvrs. Tne tax would as ^ I ^he MM and a^quarter million men, women and children^who furnished the manual labor of the^south to make the cotton. They were he^ing robbed hi give 6.000 men in the employ^of the cotton nagging trust higher wages^than the average of those w ho paid the tax.^If the 6,000 laborers got all this tax the sen^^ators would be content. But they didn't Allisonsaid the question related prac^^tically not to the cotton bagging paragraph^alone, but to every paragraph in the bill^If tde arguments of the senator* were to^prevail, the whole bill would lie cut up In^detail and destroyed. It was not a ques^^tion t^ei m een 6.000 laborers on one s de and^1 26u.OOU on the other. It was a question^whether or not under existing condition* It^was wise to have cotton bagging and other^manufacture* made in the United Mates or^whether It was wiser to root up In detail^every manufae urlng Industry In tIn-^country and Ij have all manufactured^goods made els *whcre. That was all that^there was in the question. The raw ma^^terial of cotton bagging jute was not pro^^duced lo this country practically,^though some jute, he u-iieved,^was now grown In Texaa. It^was produced exclusively |q India. A^vote was finally taken on Jones' amend^ment and it wa* rejected^yea* 12, nays 24,^Drown voing with the republican* In the^negative. Jones then moved to reduce Mo^^rale from yK to \ of a cent and the motion^wa* rejected, lit ^wn again voting In the^negative, (in motion of Allison the value^limit of S cent* * |x^und In the paragraph^wa* induced to v/\ cents. Vest moved lo^go back to paragraph 44, and put burlap*^on the free 11*1; rejected, Brown again vot^^ing In the negative. Vance moved to add^a proviso to the section that the^duty on no article In the sec-^tion should exceed a rate of 10^per cent advalorem. No action was taken^and the bill went over till to morrow, ami^^on giving notice that unless better pro^^gress was made he would to morrow or^next day move evening sessions, or to meet^at 11 and alt till S or ft:S0 p m. Thehouse hunt resolution authorizing^the secretary of war to loan the committee^on inaugural ceremonies, Hags, etc., was^reported by Hawley and passed. Ad^journed. THEbousb.^Heed, Maine, fired the flrat gun of the^fifth day'acontest over the proposed change^I of rules by calling up the resolution re-^1 ported hy him from the committee ou^| rule*. The shot took effect and the pre-^I vtoua question wa* ordered on the resolu^^tion 1*7 to 20 Then Holman, Indiana, In^pursuance of the aucua action last night,^moved to recommit the resolution and^upon that motion demanded the previous^question. Tayaon,Illinois, desired to move to re^^commit tbe resolution with tnatmctlons to^the committee on rule* how to act in the^premises, but the speaker ruled that one motionto recommit having been made, and^the previous question demanded, another^motion to recommit, even though coupled^with instructions, wa^ not in ordtrunle**^the demand for the previous question was^voted down. On the division ordering the^previous question the vole stood aye*, 132;^nays, S (headle, of Indiana, raised the point of^no quorum and the yeas and nays were or^der^tl on lh*^ previous question^yeas, 2IN;^nays. 4 As the roil call ou llolmau's^amendment progressed and the vote prom^lai d to be close, much Interest wa* mani^^fested by the members, who listened to the^responses with intense interest The yote^resulted, yea* 120, nay* 117, and the revo^^lution was recommitted. Tnetlmir was then accorded to the com^^mittee on prlutiug. After providing for^the printing of various documents the tiour^accorded to the committee expired and^then there wa^ a clash of conflicting inter^est*. Crisp, Georgia, called up the con^^tested election caae uf Smalls v*. Klliott^from the Seventh South Carolina cougrea-^slonal district Blanchard, as the repre^^sentative of the river and harbor bill, was^promptly on his feet with a question ot^consideration, and hi* effort to have the^election case *et aside waa seconded by^Springer, who wished the Oklahoma bill Ut^have presedence. I'nap was victorious, as^the house, by a vole of 100 lo kk, deter mined^to consider the election case, but his victory-^was not yet complete. Springer asked^unanimous consent for making an order^tor the final vote on the Oklahoma bill at^Jt o'clock to-uiorrow, and upon Kmlev, of^Kentucky, objecting, Weaver moved to^recoueidcr the vote by which the hou^e^determined to consider the election caae.^Ity raising a point of to* quorum on the^SOSS l^^ a division Weaver forced a yea and^nay vote upon Crisp's motion to table the^motion. Crisp's motion waa agreed to^^yeas, ltk); nays, 16 Weaver then, not iti oppositionto t lie election case, tint 111 pur suauceof the purpose to press the Okla^^homa bill upon the house to the exclusion^of every other measure, moved to adjourn,^and further mo\ed that when the house^adjourn it he to meet on Thursday next Thelatter motion was voted down^4 to^16M^and Weaver subatltuted Friday for Thursday.No quorum voting ou this^motion, and Crisp, appreciating the^fact that there waa uo hope^of securing one, moved an ailjourument,^stating he would call up the election caae^to .i.orrow. Tending the motion to ad^^journ, Cox introduced for preference to the^com m it tee on commerce a bill authorizing^the secretary of the treasury to establish^hartHirs of refuge at or near Port Barrow^and Point Hope, and at Kast Cape Siberia,^or In his discretion at any one of those^places, provided the consent of the Russian^government he given to *uch establish^^ment The committee on commerce will^hold a special meeting for the considera^^tion of this bill on Friday next Itandall,^from the committee on appropriations, re^^ported the sundry civil appropriation bill.^Crisp's motion was agreed to. Adjourned. ForCoaat Oefenae. Wakhinoton,Jan. H.^A board of bu^^reau chiefs, consisting of Commodores^Schley and Sicard, Chief Constructor Wil^^son and Chief Kngineer Melville, to which^Secretary Whitney referred Represent*^ttve Thomas' plan* for a coast defense ves^^sel, yesterday concluded Ita labors by^agreeing to report the plans back SS the^secretary with the recomuiendatiou that^they be adopted. The vessel designed by^I tiomas is of the Monitor type, of three^thousand tons, urmed with one dynamite^guu, two ten inch guns, two torpedo tubes,^one rapid tiring gun, to have nine feet free^hoard, with provisions (or sutlicient water^ballast to SUbSBSfgS her in action three I eel^more. The dorks ate flush, and the ten^inch guns, instead of being fired through^the hole* in the turret, are tiied oM r the^top as behind a bulwark. The speed of^the vessel is seventeen knots. Members of^the board are of opluion that the design^has great merit aHl(h Priced Man. Wanimnuton.Jan. H. ^ In the Alaskan^Investigation to day Dr. Lutz rehearsed a^conversation he had with Special Agent^tiavitt while traveling to the Seal Islands.^Oavitt hid said the Alaska company could^not afford to quarrel with him; that It was^a critical perhKl with the company, owing^to lhe fact that Its lease would soon expire,^stid anything published regarding the com^pauy. whetli* r tine or not, who would be^prejudicial to its interests, and that the^company would do anything to obtain his^good will and retain it LvtS *aid Special^Agent Oavilt want* d him to bring charges^against the company. Oavltt had said to^him he wa* a high priced man and could^not he bought out for a low price. Uavitt^has been notified to appear before the com^^mittee. ToFurnlah atatlatlca of the Territory. Wakhinoton,Jan. 8.~J. J. Lane, of^A uhtin, Tex., KolM-rt W. Kurnas, of^Brownsville, Neb., v. K. McClure, of His^marck, Dak., It T. Stout,of Helena,Mont.,^Krank Hall, of Denver, and T B. Mill*, of^La* Vegas, N. M., have been (In addition^to thoto* heretofore announced for Missouri^and Kansas) appointed experts hy the^treasury department to furnish the bureau^of statistics information in regard to the re^^sources of the states and territories men^^tioned. MsyPublish i recta In Turkey^Wahjiinoton, Jan. H.--Oscars. Strauss,^I i.t'd Stab's minister to Turkey, report*^to the secretary of *t*te that he has oh^turn d of the grand vizier the neceaaary au^^thorization for the Bible house at t'ooatgaV^tinople to print In Turkish H6.000 Dlble^tracts, consisting of the 1'aalms, the Tro-^verbs, the four Oospels and the Acta. HI*Wlfa the Heir.^Nkw Yohk, Jan. K ^ The will of John^Lester Wallack was filed today for pro^^bate. The document was dated Keb. If7,^1K8H Dy it* terms the actor make* hi*^widow, Kmlly |Mary Wallack, his execu^^trix, and his son in law. Arthur L. Sewell,^executor. The widow is given Hm rent. In^come and profits which shall arise out of^the lease of Wallack's (now I'almer'si^theatre, except f ^1 per week 1* lo tie paid^to Mra. Arthur L. Sewell, formerly Flor^^ence Wallack. At the death of the widow^the income under the leas^ Is to be divided^among all his children. All M*s t* St a tot* I^real and personal estate is given to his wife^for life, and upon her death the whole es^^tate Is to be equally divided between the^children. StataLawmakers In S)eaalon TorEKA,Jan. 8 -The legislature met at^noon to day. The governor'* m* *sage will^not l^e presented until to-morrow. st.PeVjn* Jan. H ^The fir*t ninety day*'^session of the state legislature began tins^afternoon. (rum s. O , Jan. H ^The sixty-eighth^general assembly opened to da TAttABAHHK,Fla., Jan. H - Uov. Flem^^ing w a* inaugurated to day, and the sSsSt^Sioa brought together the largest gathering^of civilians and state troops ever seen at^the capital. aDlacraeited ^eport. Ottawa.Jan. 8-A cable dispatch re^^porting the appointment of Sir (reorge^Baden Towell plenipotentiary at Ottawa^and Washington on behalf of the British^government In the fisheries quest on, occa^^sioned considerable aurprtse In official^circles. The report is altogether dis^^credited, as the government has no ad^vice* whatever of such appointment hav*^lug been made. The Imperial authorities^Invariably seek the advice of the dominion^government before taking any step by^which Canada'* Interests will bo affected. OovCooper Inaugurated Dkivkk,Jan. a^Oov. Cooper was In^^augurated at Trinity BfcthodUt church this^afternoon. HI* addreaa waa abort, the^principal feature being recommendation*^to the general aasembly for tbe pas-age of^a fair nut atrlngent railroad law, and an^arbitration law for the aettltment of^striker and difficulties between employer*^and employee*. NOTTHELAW'SFAULT JudgeCooley Talks to Boston Mer^^chants About tha Effects of the^Interstate Commerce Aot. THEEVILS OF POOLING RoadsWhich L ive Up to the Law Have^No Reason to Complain The^Combination Between Scalp^^er* and Ticket Agent*. Boston,Jan. 8 -The annual dinner of^the Boston Merchants' association, which^tool, place here this evening in tlie Hotel^Veudome, proved to be au occasion of un^^usual significance. Among the invited^goerd* were Chairman Cooley, of the inter^slate commerce commission; l'rof. Kly, of^John Hopkins I'niversity; Francis B. Thur-^ber, tiov. A me*, rroaldeiit Capon, of^Lull's College, Wen. Kranci* A. Walker,^Joalah licuton, Jr., and Oen. N. v. Hanks.^After the dinner ^Combination and Compe^^tition^ and allied subjects were announced^a* the topics for discussion. JudgeCiNiley was the first sneaker. He^aaid In part: ^ Lhe urgent call for a modi ficHdouot the interstate act, which ^u s fioinrailroad clrclea, ha* sprung up re^cently. The period during which^ttie law ha* operated of the^moat benefit to the rail roada is^precisely that during which ita provtaion*^were best observed. 1 think that an uude^nlable fact, and If It Is, it la deserving of^more attention than up to this time It ha*^received from the manager* of railways.^It wa* alao the period during which the^law wa* complained of leaat. There are^very vigorous complaint* now. They re^^late mainly to the clause of the act which^forbid a greater charge on a shorter haul^on the same line in the same direction^where circumstances and conditions are^similar, and that which makes pooling un^^lawful. The first mentioned clause cm^bodies a prluclple right in itaelf. In many^sections of the country the road* have^come Into conformity with It, and^have not suffered loss from doing so. In^other* it has not been found practicable to^do ao, at least Immediately; but the diltl-^cultle* will diminish as the managers come^to a belter understanding among them^selves. The law iulend* that the railroad^buaiueas of the couutrv ahall be done^openly and with full publicity. Thlaequal^and ju*t purpose Is defeated hy contrl^vances that arc clearly opposed hi the Intent^of the law, If not to Ita terms. Now when^parties are thus busy In contriving methods^for rendering the law of no ^ tied, and their^evasions of it* purpose are seen to have a^direct tendency to diminish corporftlc |WVS^uues, they are hardly the parties SO put^themselves upon the stand lo prove that^the law Is an Injury to their roads. 1^must Insist that the argument now^made for pooling Is radio illy^unsound and vicious, because it rests upon^an assumption that a violation of ihe law^by one is Just (Scat ion for violation by^another. The sentiment in railroad circles^on thl* subject ts not only opposed to sound^public morality , hut it necessarily tends to^the perpetration pi the very evils under^which the road* are now suffering. I'oohugwith legal sanction would have^all the elements of weakness that attended^the old pooling, except otic. When the^pod as It used Ut he furminl, broke up,^there was no enforcing such obligations aa^had been incutn*d while It existed. There^waa no compelling the payment nf hal ances. With letfall/.ed jling there liiltflit bea power lo do this. Pools antagonize a^leading ami most valuable principle of^Imiimtrial lite in their attempt not no curb^com petition merely, but to eud it. AII^these things go to show that something^idse needs reforming besides (be law One^who Investigates ttie railroad dim^nb r* will^be surprised to find how many of theni,^though plainly opposed to the spirit of the^law, may still he practiced legally. A cry^ing evil in flu- railroadseivice is the aoSBM^nation between ttie scalper ahdthe general^passenger agent. This will he broken up^just as soon a* there are applied In railroad^matter* the maxims of business prudence^which are expected Ut control in other In^^terests. If speculation in railroad sUx-k*^could be rendered Impossible, we^might hope to have the tune^when the i|uestiou what 1* right and^wrong In railroad matters would be heard^a good deal offero r than it I* now, ami ttie^question, what can be done in evasion of^the law, without encountering It* penalties,^a good deal more infrequently. ToAbate the Evil.^Ciik aoo, Jan. 8.^ The consideration of^a new agreement for the government of^passenger traffic and rate* west of Chicago^will be resumed by the general managers of^Interested lines to morrow. When the dis^^cussion of the proposed articles of agree^^ment was commenced last week, some of^the managers were wide apart on certain^provisions, particularly those lelatlng to^commission and mileage, hut they are now^so near an understanding on these pointa^that there Is a prospect of unanimous^action Ut morrow, strong efforts are be^^ing made lo abate the commission evil, as^well as put au end lo the business relations^thai exist between some pa- ^jger^agent* and scalpers. The majority^of western roads have already no^^tified their eastern agents that^the commissions for January will be mere^ly nominal, and they cannot make a reek-^lesa reduction In lhe price of tickets with^the expectation (hat they will still realize a^profit. A specific sum is named as the^maximum commission to be paid ou the sale^of each ticket, and agents are warned If^they go beyond that depth they will have^to atand ttie loss. The present agreement.^If adopted, will hind the roada to keep with^^in a very narrow limit In the payment of^commlaalons. MaanateaIn Session. NewYohk, Jan. 8 ^A meeting of the^executive officers of nearly all the railroads^west of Chicago, together with representa^^tives of the great hanking houses of thl*^country and Kurope, gathered this mom^Inicatthn residence or J. 1'ierrepont Mor^^gan at II o'clock and continm-d in session^until 1 p. m , when they adjourned till^Thuraday. The me* ting was private, id^course, but It I* known the object wa* to^devise some plan to put an end, perma^^nently and effectually, to rate cutting. It^is heirnv* d Jay (iould's railroad clearing^house received further consideration. Pefoftthe meeting adjourned a commit^te ^ wa* appointed to prepare the m eeasary^papers for the settlement of exisling dlfff^nifties and confer with the Inter state com^^merce commission as to the legality of any^plan that might tie prepared. This St BS-^mittee will report 'Ihursday. Tho pfSSJl^dents of the trunk Hues were la tiled to at^^tend the adjourned meeting. Olalmaa Townalta. NawllavKJf, Conn., J*n. 8 ^K. K. Tat-^t*r*on, of Cortland, Ore., claim* that^nearly all the land where the town of Strat^^ford now stand* belongs to the heir* of^llezcklah l'attcrson, who died in 1740.^Patterson, It I* claimed, left the property^to hi* wife on condition that if she married^again ttshould go to his children. Mra.^Patterson married and disposed of the^children hy binding them out. An attor^^ney is looking up the matter. TheArbeltar Bund Injunction^Clin aoo, Jan. 8 ^ Jndge Tuley to-day^announced that about Saturday he would^render a decision aa to the auit of the Ar^^biter Bund for an injunction against the^police. MisWife Suspected I'itthburo,Jan. 8.^Albert Davis, a^i prominent colored restauranteur, waa^! killed early thl* morning. Hi* wife ha*^! been arrested. AFIEND'S DEED. ACarman Woman In Baltimore Horribly Mutil^^ated and Murdered. Bai.timoh*,Jan. 8.^Mra. Margaret^Schneider, a Oerman woman about alxty^yeara of age, who recently moved into a^three-eWy brick dwelllug on Weat Fifth^afreet, wa* taken to a h'^*pital thl* after^^noon, where *he died Ihi* tvenlng, her^skull being fractured and her left ear al^^most severed from her head. The house^waa found to he in dlaordt r, blood being^spattered on the bed and floor. It Is be^^lieved the murder was committed by a^woman, and that she changed her clothing^before leaving, aa a blood-st.itned drest waa^found in a back room. Various bureau^drawer* appear to have been ransacked,^and the crime may have been done for rob^^bery. ABOMB IN MADRID. APetard Esplodad on the Stairway of tha^Royal ewiace. MAttHtit, Jan. 7.^An attempt waa made^to blow up the royal palace here to-day.^No one waa Injured, and the only damage^done waa the smaahlng of wludows. The^pSJlajSj with which the attempt wa* made^wa* exploded on the atalr case of the pal^^ace, tireat excitement prevailed for a time,^the member* of the royal household being^almoat panic stricken. Triiue Minister^sagasta, as soon as he heard of the at^^tempted outrage, hurried from congress to^the palace, where he wat at once admitted^to an audience with the ^|licen. lhe explosion in the io^al palace to day^ha* caused widespread alarm. The pre-^vmua explosions of pot aids In the streets^were little noticed, aa the petards were^carelessly aud almost harmlessly con^structed. l he governor of Madrid received^anony mous letter* on Sunday aaylng the^outrage* would be continued. Lhe ex^plosions are supposed lo be due to the re^^cent active raidings of a gambling house,^the frequenters of which were recently ar^^rested, tiued, and the money found ou the tableseoli tl -rated LUCKYCHAMBERLAIN. Thatngllahman and Hla Bride Royally Rocalved^by tha Paople of Birmingham. Bikminoham,Jau. * -Hon. Jo*. Cham^^berlain and hla bride were given a most^cordial greeting by the people of Birming^^ham to night The reception to the dis^^tinguished couple was held In the town^hall, which had been converted for the oc^^casion Into a salon and beautifully deco^^rated with artistic group* of fern* and or^^chid* and other plant*. The gathering^waa a large ami representative one. Hand^some hotinets were presented lo Mrs.^Chamberlain, who waa greatly pleased at^the heartiness of the reception and repeat^^edly how. d her acknowledgement*. The^presentation of wedding presents and ac^^company lug addresses followed. The gifts^consisted of a pearl necklet with a dla^mom! clasp from the citizen* and a bril^^liant diamond broo. h containing gems In^the shape of a six pointed star, the gift of^the women ot Birmingham Chamlicrlalii^made a graceful address in response. Wantsthe Bonda. NkwYohk, Jan. 8. Christian Vonhess,^son-in-law of James Mackaye, who died in^Paris In April last, ha* brouuht ami against^Morton, Hose ^ t o , of London, of which^Levi I'. Morton is a member, Hollluguer A^Co., bankers, Marie Louise Mackaye, the^widow and others to recover Imuds to the^value of 975,000 and to enjoin the payment^of Interest on them to tbe widow. 'Lhe^bonds were deposited with Morton. Hose a^t o., but the widow look them to Paris and^depoHiled them with Itoliliiguer A Co.^Morton, Hose A Co. have a suit pending lo^get them hack from lloltingucr A Co^Vonhess took out adiuihiatratlou pa|^era^here, claiming Mackaye had never pfSjSJ^up hi* resldeuce here. Oladatona'aexplanation. London,Jan h. -tiladstone ha* written^from Naples to the Pall Mall (iazette with^reference to hi* telegram which as pub^llshed read as follow*: ^The Tablet** ver^^sion of my teller to the Marqul* l)irl*o,^touching the position of the pope, Is un^trust worthy. The Htatement that I roc^ommended International arbitration upon^the Roman question ih incorrect under the^present circumstances.^ Qlsdstoae In hi*^letter states the telegram should have^ended with the word 'Tncorrecl.^ The ad^^ditional words, ^under the present cir^^cumstances,^ he says, belonged to a pri^^vate communication. Lhe tin/^'tte, com^uientlng on the letter, *ay* even now it^cannot understand (iladstone's meauiug. BjaRSalactad by Ruaaell. Clinaoo, Jan. K.^It waa stated in these^dispatches a few nights ago that President^Klect Harrison had given Mtudebaker Bros,^orders tor csrrlagea for the White House.^It n )w transpire* that Kusseil Harrison^was here yesterday and selected them.^Titty are * landau, worth Sl.tiOO, and a^brougham, valued at $1.1)00. 'Lhe instruc^^tion* from lieu. Harris m are that they lie^tun-bed up In the plainest uianmr possi^^ble, and no gilt trapp rigs on either the car^^riages or I.aim, * will he allowed. 'Lhe^(wo carnages will be shipped to Washing^^ton in time for the Inauguration. ArthurSaid to be Dissatisfied.^Chm aoo, Jan. 8^ A. L. Cavener, of^California, chalrmau of the engitieer*' com^^mittee, ^ays he believe* ihe rumor that^chief Arthur In about to resign; that he Is^dissatisfied with the appointment of the^committee at Richmond to settle lhe Bur^^lington strike; and that the settlement wu,^In a measure, a blackeye for him. Caven^er deuied he was a candidate for Arthur'*^place, and said lie was offered a much^mora lucrative position with a New York^railroad supply hou*e. li.ot Wat*Ma lo Meet.^Chm aoo, Jan. 8. ^The final stake* were^posted benight for a pruc tight with skin^glovea between Jack McAuliffe, the cham^^pion light weight of ihe world, and Billy^Meyer*, of htreater, 111. The match Is to^be to a finish for SI.600 a side, and la to take^place Keb. lo Willi in M mile* of Chicago.^The number of spectators Is limited to titty^a side, lhe tickets to be 83) each. HoarKnocked Out.^Wi i.k KM! a it uk, Pa. Jan. m -A report^comes from Wanaiule, ten mile* from heie,^that Maurice lluriey and Thomaa Hoar^fought forty two rounds with bare knuckle*^tins moriiing. The battle I* said to have^been desperate. In the forty-second round^Hoar wa* knocked out aud the tight award^^ed to Hurley. WhetCaused tha Failure. CisjciajNATi,Jan. 8.^ The Keefer Mill^^ing company tailed yesterday, aud it now^transpire* that, during December, Keefer.^Jr., secretary o; the linn, forged draft* to^the amount of Slrt.uoo, on which be real^^ized at tbe bank. The young man 1* miss^^ing. etna*In tha Carpet Ti NkwYohk, Jan. 8.^A strike in the im^^mense carpet factory of Higgius A Co. was^Inaugurated this morning to enforce the de^^mand for a n turn to the scale of wages in^effect before Dam 17. TheBrltlah tha Vlctora^London, Jan. U.-Advices from Manila-^lay aay a battle has been fought between^the British forces and Karens, a wild tribe^of tbe country. The British loat live kill d^and the Karens 200. V00D00ISMREVIVED. Hpyolite, the Northern Haytian^Leader, Marching with His^Army on Port au Prince. CHRISTMASNIGHT FEAST Thousandsof Black* Sacrifice a Young^Girl, and Fight for a Portion of^Her Half-Cooked Remains^^Legitime'* Plana. Portau Prince, Haytt, Dec. 30.-As^this dispatch ia being written, the depoel-^t on of Legitime by the dissatisfied cltizeaa^of the capital or the advancing victorious^troopn of the north under H^polite appears^to be shortly expected by all but the Imme^^diate supporter* of Legitime. He has^thrown Into prison all the prominent citi^^zen* and residents of the north In Port au^Prince suspected of opposing him. Three^battle* have been fought and loat by tbe^Legitimist* in MM paat ten day*. During^the rapid retreat on the capital two divi^^sion* of the southern army deserted to the^pursuing northerners. A stand waa made^the next day at a rising knoll of ground by^the dispirited army of the south, but they^were able to stand hut a short time against^II) polite'* assaults. The army of^(he north i* entrenched some^twenty miles from Port-au Prince, com^^pleting us line* of communication, reor-^itaiiuing its augmented forces and await^^ing the arrival of recently nurchaved arm*^aud munitions of war. it i* alao devastat^^ing lhe great agricultural section where It^i* now encamped and from which Legitime^received the greater portion of hi*supplies,^lieu. Hvpolile having been elected and^declared ttie provincial president by the^ceutral ami northern departments, hit cap^^ture of the capital will demand a congre**^of the deputies from all tbe departments^and the ejecting of a permanent president,^declaring Leititiiiie'B election unconstltu-^tianal ami void He will then probably be^the only candidate In the field. Ho^^nor ta of defeat and desertion*^nave raised to a high pitch^the excitement of the inhabitant* In thl*^sectlou ami hence Legitime 1* lmurl*oning^all the possible ring leader* In a revolt^Hgaiust him. He is showing great activity^lu securing '-volunteera^ through pre**^gangs, who seize laborers In the field* and^bring them to the barrack*, frequently In^chains, to prevent their escape Without^law, life and property 1* unsafe in thl* sec-^Host and excesses of every kind are tbe^rule. The horrid canabatlstic rites of^vooii o'-m are revived and reporU reach^this etty of a meeting of several thousand^Christ****! night near Jackmel and the sac^^rifice of a young girl and a greedy scram^^ble for some portions of the half cooked^Mesh. The devastation of the central part^of ihe Inland ha* been the cause of the rob-^bery of recently buried bodies and the de^^vouring al the same. These are well au*^then Heated fact*. Thesteamship lUytien Republic I* still^in the hands of Admiral Luce, a* the agent^of the owner, Mr li C. Morse, who cannot^receive her until she is in a more presenta^^ble state. While she has been thoroughly^disinfected h^ a surgeon of the I'uited^Males steamer Oaleua, and her captain, ber^condition, by reason of her occupation by^the Ha)t^au guards, la filthy in tbe ra^^nt me. Under command of Lieut Spier*,^with * ptize crew of twenty eight men^from the (ia ena, she will sleam on Jan. 10^lo Santiago l^e Cuba, where ahe will be re-^coaled and turned over officially m Morse,^who will then collect a crew. Tbe^Halena will keep her in sight^during the trip. While It Is llii|.o-Mh'e to ce. ure the jfltoO IKK) lewesabttjdemanded for her detention and^the damage to the property of her owner*^and the passeugera and crew, It ts thought^It will be possible to secure aome cash^down. The government p'ead* poverty,^but ghas recently paid S1^K),000 for a for^^mer Kuulish mail steamer winch they have^fitted out as a guut^oat and on Dec 2H paid^sb the mas*at As)4mMT.M for R.000 Win^^chester rifle* and ion two rounds of ammu^^nition, all in gold. Ills alao claimed that^Legitime has appropriated to hi* own pri^^vate purse all the remainder of the cash lu^thetrcasur) and will fly by hi* fastest gun^^boat as soon as Ids fall ia an assured fact.^Legifime's official organ issues to the^American and Knroi^ean press under^the title of ^an Infamy^ (an outrage), a^long statement defending the seizure of the^Ha) inn ttepublte fur having illegally run^a blockade, and saying It la deplorable for^a great and historical nation aud a repub^^lic as well to ah*'se its power by oppress^^ing a feehh- nation in Illegally opposing^(tie power of reason with ita gun*. It then^goes on at some length to Insinuate thst^the action of the American consul,^Thompson, was decidedly biased and un^^friendly to Ha)ti. TELEGRAPHICBREVITIES. a PrincessBismarck la seriously 111. Thefirst norther of the winter prevails at^New Orleans. Afield of ice seven feet thick ha* formed^out-ode the nea-wallaof Odessa. The field^extend* a distance of ten mile* out to sea. M.Mellne was yesterday elected presi^^dent of the chamber of deputies, receiving^163 votes against 141 for M. Andrieux. Anepidemic of dlptherla is raging In^Vigo. Hungary, and twenty children are^dying daily. The acboola are closed and a^panic prevails. liIs rumored at Pari* that Defreyclnet,^seeing the certainty of Itoulauger'a elec^^tion, Mining to arrange with turn re^^garding the couiposiliou of the next min^^istry. Tawseparation I* expected shortly of^Prince He Rohan Chabotand hla American^wife, who is the daughter of Mr. Hay ward,^formerly of New York. Therace for the amateur half mile^skating championship of the world took^place at Amsterdam yesterday and waa^won by Vonpanschin, of St. Petersburg,^in one minute and twenty five and three-^fifths seconds. TheNational Oerman-American Pro^^hibition league was organized In Chicago^yesterday. Its object is to create a senti^^ment among German American* in favor^of total abstinence aud of legal prohibition. MMbIand umdfe-i.il Oeroian news^^paper* accuse Con*ul Blacklock and Com^^mander Leary, of the American cruiser^Adams, of the Instigation of the rebellion^in ^tmoa, and supplying Mataafa with^good rifles aud other weapons. A.H Carty, one of the proprietor* of the^Frederick, Md., Times, was accosted and^publicly cowhided in the office of the Caro^^lina house. Frederick, Md., last night by^Joseph I) linker, president of tbe Citizen**^National Hank, on account of an offensive^newspaper article. Thefinal preliminary trial of the gun^^boat York town, took place yesterday.^The boat made an average speed of seven^^teen knots per hour over the government^course. The vessel will now be turned^over to the government for an official^test KdwnrdK. Honey wood, *on of Lady^HoneywiNst, of Loudon, who waa sen^fenced m two years in state'* prison Mon^^day at Newark, N- J , waa married to Miss^Minnie A. Ayers at the county jail yeater-^day. Hone) wood will be taken to Trenton^this week. OledOn the Train.^Ho/km an. Jan. 8.^[Special to tbe Inde-^pendcul.] Thomas F. Nally. for a long^time with the Western Uulon Telegraph^company at Minneapolis, Minn., died la^berth No. 1 of tbe Pullman sleeper en tbe^eastbound tratn to-night shortly after leav^^ing Gallatin. The Kev. Father Van^Oorp administered all the aid he could.^Mr. Nally wa* accompanied by his brother^on the way eaat He came from Tacoma, |W. T. Death waa caused by hemorrhage Iot the lung*.