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V^XLV-Jt* 14,341.
London, Feb. Ih.?In the House of Commons to?
night, Mr. Gladstone's notice of a motion to refei
thc procedure resolutions to a select couiniittet
wns accompanied hy the statement that the Gov?
ernment would not mike a positive declara?
tion as to the measures which they intended
to propone with Ngari to Ireland
nut il the Cabinet liad time to discuss them, which
wo.iltl lie al.out March 83. h order to learn how
this delay in deal mn with the Irish prohleiu was
reir.-rdeil l>v the Nationalist party, I soujrht
and obtained an interview with Mr.
Farnell. After getting an expression ol
his opiniem as fully ns he wished to make
it public, I reid his language over to
him, ns I had written it, aud scud it exactly a*
n vise-d by hun.
"Thc situation,'' he said, "as it existed after
defeat of the Conservative Government two weeks
ugo has not lu cu altered in any way by the declar?
ation ol the Prime Minister to-nt?ht. I
think it is only reasonable the new Ministry
(.liou'.d be allowed the time Mr. Gladstone
r.sks for the consukralion of these proposed meas?
ures witb regard to Ireland. Considering the cir
RORMiRBRM Ol the situation nnd the fact that it is
only three days since the Cabinet held their tiist
meeting, I do not think tliree weeks, the period
mentioned by Mr. Gladstone, too much for prepara?
tion of the inonieutous scheme of legislation that
we expect.''
With regard to the statement that has been
widely circulated that the Government intends
to introduce the Land bill before discuss?
ing legislation for Home Rule, Mr. Pur
uellsaid: "If the Goveruiucut adopt that course,
they will gravely mistake the sentiment of the
Irish people aud their representatives in Parlia
ment. Before all questions iu importance for the
welfare of Ireland and iu tho anxiety of the Irish
people, of the Irish Parliamentary party and
ol' myself ls the question of Home Rule.
While there are many questions in
Leland at present, especially questions conueetod
willi the land, entailing grievance aud hard?
ships. I think tbe Irish people are unani?
mous in the feeling that a great crisis in
which events have now ripened. The highest wis?
dom and tlie highest duty will consist in subordi?
nating the interests of every class to the inter?
ests of all classes. I am further of tho
opinion that if the land question be left to the de?
termination of an Irish Parliament landlords will
nbtain a more favorable settlement than if they be
thrown upon tho mercy of the present Parhamcut
nt Westminster."
A subsequent speech by Justiu McCarthy al>o
forcibly expressed this opinion. I am able to re
aflirm the information I cabled to you nt the time
of Mr. Morley's selection as Chief Sec?
retary for Ireland, namely, that what?
ever may be thc scheme submitted to Parliament
regarding Ireland, the first steps of the Govern?
ment will be to secure the suspension of eviction a,
now being so geuerally enforced. Irish leaden
assert that these evictions are being
carried out expressly to drive the
peasantry to desperation and cause them to
commit acts of violence iu order to influence Ena
li6h public eipinton against Leland. Thew point le.
the fact that wlu-icus e\i< lion-, were for.nerly med
to obtain new tenants in place of
non-payers no such reason-. now ex?
ist, for landlords know tiiey cannot get
new tenants to replii'e those who are being evict?
ed. The Irish hUu complain that ti e taxes called
seed tithes are being collected with great crueltv
and harshness, the agentB sometimes nialag the
Maali store of potatoes, bacon and ot lier too)
upon which a whole family expected to
live thiough the winter. While evictions will be
checked at once, a* 1 cabled b.-iore, that result may
be obtained without bringing in a bill for that pur?
pose to Parliament. It is hinted that Mr. Morley
will merely refuse to allow tin- polite
to accompany and protect l.ailitls and
?ead tithe eviction proeeediaaa. The
efl", ct of conrse, would be to stop them. The
other two fe-atnre-s. a bill for Inlying mt landlords
and one for establishing a Parliament ni Dublin
?will then be tic.ucl together, one ii"t t.i take (licet
till thc othei has boes adopted and put Into opera*
tion. Mr. Plunkett and Lord Randolph Churchill
tried hard to dr.iw Mr. Gladstone ont, but DOl suc
cessinlly. Only when Mr. Plunkett said he took it
for granted Mr. Gladstone, in mentioning tba three
great Irish questions?Social order, hind tenure and
home rale?had arranged thea la the order in which
he expected to deni with them, Mr. (ila.1st.m.- e-n
pLa'.ically shook his head in repudiation of Mr.
blunkett's assumption, and later lie saidtlMM qnea>
lions would work into each other when they came
Bp for settlement.
London, Feb. 1ft PRrifRWimf reassembled
lo-day. Doth Huu?e? were crowdeel. Lord Buttagtea
took a sent behind the Treasury Hench. He hus loudly
cheered by the Conservatives. I'he crowd outside of tho
I'arliutueiit IJuildiugs, which usually gives au emmm.ai?
lie reception to the Prime Minister, only faintly cheered
Mr. Gladstone upon blt arrival. There was a ic'-tieral
feeling of discontent over the BBSBBtsatmt of the (..n.-rn
me ni's statements reg.trdlnft its propo-od Irish meas?
ures. Thc fuel that tho (iotennui-ni inude. no announce?
ment of Its pro/ramme (or tho introduction of bills
ailed ng Ireland ls taken aa au indication that the Cabi?
net ls Billi imdeelili d as to whal course lt shall pursue.
Mr. Gladstouo slated that after the Government had
concluded tbe financial business they bad lo j.lace before
the House they would be able lo stale a part, if not the
whole, of thc Irish measures they intended to Introduce.
Ile expected, he said, to be through the fliianci.il busi?
ness about March RR. lie announced that the Govern
iLi-nt bad no Intention of renewing coercion
In Ireland. Ile said the desire of the Govern?
ment was to propose to the House ni ea* iu en
of a positive and substantial character, dealing with
Ireland, respecting social ordor and tho questions of
laud and tbe future government of Ireland, including a
method for such government. He said tbat a further
statement on tbe subject would be made on March RSL
Alluding to foreign .-.Hairs, Mr. Glaelsoue said tie would
follow the Eastern policy of lils predeceeaor, Lord Salis?
Lord Randolph Churchill nnd the rank and file of the
Tories abused and worried Mr. Gladstone, and provoked
from the Prime Minister a dignllieel speech, In which he
? lld that the Government had a severe auddlrflcult task,
which lt would endeavor to jeerform resolutely aud as
speedily as possible.
In tbe House of Ixirds, Earl Granville, Secretary of
Btate for the Colonies, anuoanced tbat tlie Government
would uot Introduce auy Irish measures into Parliament
before Marcti 1.
The Marquis of Salisbury said he would walt to ago
what changes six weeks would give to tho policy ol the
Government. Ills remark was greeted with cheers.
The Tories valnlr tried to provoke Lord Rosebery, tho
Foreign Secretary, to speak on the situation In the East,
which ls critical.
The loading members of the Conservative Party mo!, at
the Carlton Club at noon to-day. to confer upon the
MRRM the party shall pursue in regard to 'irish a/lalrs.
I/erd 8ali.it.nry presided. Lord lUndolpli Churchill and
150 other promluont Tories were preiouL The meeting
was entliuslooiic. The speeches Indicated av lnteutlon
on the part of ihe CouservatlTca to oller Ibe moll strenu
oue eppoiltlou to any measure preeented hy the
L'herali conceding Home ltma lu ireland Lord
salisbury predicted a bbAbx mUh tho Cvnscrru
Uves of tho seetlou ofj tbe Liberals which
fo.lows Lord Hartington and Mr. Goschen. Ho mrtuut
the. rniiu.Ft.ie>.. ... .e.. -ii ._.-.__.".'. ***> nige'i
to brief
l'i't4.,Jeit'^ttUL(ii'f,'l ,**** l,,tt J"*"''1' Cfcamberlala,
* lecKieut ol tue Local l.gvtaiwui Loam, was aboui ul
resign from Mr. Gladstone's Cabinet beeause ho ls un?
willing to mar what he believes to be bis political future
by identifying himself lust now wltb the Home Kule pol?
icy decided on bv a majority of his colleagues.
Mr. Chamberlain denied that tbere ts any dispute or
difference of opinion concerning the Government's pol?
icy toward Ireland between himself end his colleagues
in the Cabinet.
There was agitation prevalent on tho HUiok Exchange
to-day, owing to a luck of confidence among business
meu in the stability of tho Glmlstoue Government. Tho
wildest ru meir- were in circulation. One of them was
that Lord Rosebery. Porelgu Secreter/, had rcslcuod,
mid another was that tho Greeks lind crossed the Turk?
ish frontier. These reports won- denied, and toward the
close a recovery took place in the market.
London, Feb. 18.?Tin- French .nnd Italian
Governments haring asked Lord Rosebery. Minister for
Foreign A flairs, whotner he Intended to oraer ra Hitit
Uah attack upon the Greek fleet, Lord Kosebery replied
that Englaud would act only In concord with the other
Powers. Tlie latest orders sent to Suda Hay aro tn tho
effect that no nctive inoaauiea shall be tuken by thc Heel
assembled there without thc special permission of nil
the Governments Interested.
Camua, Crete, Feb. IE?Tba Christians of tba Island
of Crete havo sent a protest to the foreign Mltilslersat
C'oiiRtnntliioplo agulnst tiny foreign intervention In
tho trouble between Turkey and Greece nnd atalanta
navel elf ii.(iiisiratie.il In Ml.lu Hay.
VlEXXA, Keb. lt.?Tlio project of recruiting a Hun?
garian legion fm-se-rvice in the Servian anny hu* been
prohibited, and the Government has aleeforolddi n the
exportation of horses fruin Boanl t ami Herzegovina.
BCCtlABFST, | ,li. ls. m. !;ratlano, J'rinio Minister
at.el Minister of the Interior ami of Po reign Affairs, has
withdrawn hla restrnatton tendered yesterday.
ruiMiTeii-eii .is, iuh. ls. Prince Alexander has
arrived hore In his capacity of ruler of Eaatern Ku
melia, and has mel with un cullins.nile reeeptiou among
the people. The To Ileum was raaf in Ihe cathedral in
his honor. All the Consuls, except tho liussluu, Visited
inn' Alexander.
Bristol, Feb. IN.?A riot occurred here to
d.iy between Hritisli and foreign sailors, growing out of
.jealousy. Ttie captain of thc steamer .Jersey City, who
had beta attending the Marine HoArel lit
order to ship a crew of foreigners, was
followed and hooted by a crowd of unemployed si amen.
The foreigners became alarmed and lied, the English
pursuing and assaulting thuin. The illsturlianoo was
dually quelled by the police. Tho Jersey City I* with?
out a crew, and is unable to sail.
LoaifOa, Feb. IR,
Tm: Mmiicn in Pimi.t.-.v ?The examination into tbe
death of Mr. Bartlett, Of I'ltullco, to whom, it ls .alleged,
chloroform wns administered i.y bis wife so Ibal the
wu.ile! lie allie- to marry tlio Hov Mr. Dyson, 1ms Leon
finished. Mra. Bartlett and Mr. Dyson were both com?
mitted for trial ou the charge of murder.
Lonii BAIBOLFH ('ip k. ititi.?The orango.nen in liel
fsst are arranging a public reception for Lord Kaadulpb
Churchill, wbo will visit that city ou Monday.
OOM BALED in ITALY.? Mrs. Crawford, tho respondent
tn tbe Crawford-LiUkc scandal case, lias gone Into seclu?
sion lu Italy.
Miss TEBBT Ilu? The actress, Kllen Torry, ls serious
ly ill, and lins gone to Bournemouth for a rest, she ls
suffering from a nervous .Unorder.
-? .
Panama, Feb. ls, via Galveaton.?M. de L.s.
sop-, who arrived itt Colon yesterday, l? looking well and
is tn good spirits. He is eon?peeled hy Hen Peeoheeh.
German delegate; M. Petty, delegate from Hourn; M.
Hli hon, of Bordeaux; M. Roux, of Mnr.elilcs; M.
Meresse, of st. Na/ulre; M. Mollntirl, representing tlc
.lonriinl des Economist's; Admiral Carpenter, Theo lor.'
Mote! and Colonol Talbot. The party will make c don
its headquarters until February JJ, in ..r.i.-r te. nive- time
feer preparatlona for its reoepuoa in:.-, nnd tu the meaa.
tune w iii make cxcur.-lons to various points of Interests.
London. Feb. ls.?In thc Home of Commons
Hugii C. Childers, Hone Secretary, made a stat'-metit
i oineriiieiij the recent rl-.ts la bondon. He aaid Heat ibo
evtdenec proenred hj the commission nynointed iola
.pur.-into tim c?u?es of tin- outbreak disclosed t'
Ihel lhere was a stat-- of affairs oxi-img lo the admlnls
ti,alon Ol ihe police thal required lils serious alli iillou.
ini ?WESTS in nu; dominion.
Monti:k\l, Feb. 18 Sfcweifl/I.?Al an investi?
gation Into the forgeries ..f RekerbRatR .v Om to day, the
evidence of ,l.lt:e-v Peufeid, the local manager of Ihe
Bank of Hrltiah North Ainoi lea, showed tli.it th" t.iiik
iiod cashed no Mal than seventy-live proiiiU.e.ry ne.tr-,
ladened by that firm, nnd ropreooatlag over RIQ.QOO,
The-senior partner In the tlrm. George Bokeredorffi li x.t
uot yet been found.
Word hoe been received hera that ibo Privy Council
ha. rendered a decision Intbeoneeaol the Good lon
and Quebec Oovernmenta agalnsi lha lli|Uldntl tn <>f tim
Exchange limit. Hie nonunion Govern ne nt sue 1 Mil?
bank ior 1300,000, which il bad loaned Ibo bun
ibe Quebec Uoveruioent alao sued the bank i"i txii ..uno.
p.- Privy Connell deolded bothoneea in favor or the
Exchange Hank.
Winmi I..,, Mun., im.. 1- tr. ,.,i.. fharyee have beea
preferred against aertain police offlelala el aeeepiing
teriiies from keepera of disorderly donate, one detective
aaa i .-signed.
An Ii.dian a;rent ut Batt lef ord has b<-en plaeed under
arrest on the nhargo of embezzling R2,00U of Uoveru
ment finnis.
HALIFAX, VMk 19 Tlie Nova .Scotia mines pro.Ince.I
about 9500,000 In cold laat fear, oe UOOOoaaeea koort
man lue yield of i-~ 1.
Ol i ? \. Tab. Irt.?K military tribunal ai Klsbenov. tho
capital of Bi-ssiirabia. has Just condemned s!\ Jewish
brigands, three to flfieen years' imnrtaonment uinl the
Other three tu death, foi having robbed a pi hWt and Mien
uttering armed resistance to the police Who arr- stol
Tam.ilk, Peb IA Tho Cliri-tians, Moors and Jewa of
tim c.ty made ademonatratlon In behalf of the Amort*
can consul, to eel-t.rate Ins iicijutl'tul by lils Govern
?eal of oertaln chalga! made ec<tlnsl him, ll li alleged,
nv an American who was said to covet the oonsul's
Cau btta. Feb- ih.?a lirohHs broken out on tbe Bril
Ish bark J. W. Parker, Ca].tain Delop, from Monte\ Idea
Tbe vessel is loaded and wns ready t.. ? .il foi Wew-York.
Tue Maines have- Bot yet l.cen extinguished.
PaiiIS. Feb. IH. -M. Bonre-o, lately Minister to (lunn,
ha- I..en appointed irei.ih Minmi, r roelden! ut i ima
tare, nader ibe terms ot tba treaty recently eoselnded be
tween France and Madagaoear.
BaatiVi Fen. IA?The Hundearatb "to day v..te.i aaaal
mo'jsly lu fuvor of Prince lileiinarck's spirit monopoly
<;i'.m.va, Feb. I6*.?Count do Soto, (Spanish Minister to
Bwltcerland, baa been recalled t.y his Oovernment be?
nama of his conduct nt a ball given rcoently in (..neva.
ile li said to be Insane.
Bloomington, 111., Feb. IS iSpecial).?David
Rholty, a well-to-do stocktuini and farmer of shirley, 111.,
six miles from this city, disappeared from his home
li.-1 -ai.-lay. Late this afteruoon ho was found hy mem?
bers of bis family excreted In his ham. llo was .mk. .1 tee
come to the house, whereupon he drew a shotgun from
the out-bin, where, lt seems, he had kept himself hidden
for four days, armed wllh two shotguns, a iiuuiber ot
revolvers, und plenty of umuiuiilllon, anil teucceedeil lu
wounding his wife, his brtber.LMl Sholty, lils sl?t.-r
In-law and his daughter. He tum fired the barn, which
was outlrely destroyed. Ile then mado bis escape.
Cartu a gk, Mo., Feb. 18 (Special).?Eight
prisoners made their eaeiipo from the comity Juli last
night. A hole large enough to admit a man was cut
through ii Uagstoui: lu the floor. This work must hare
taken mouths. It was done by Adams, a horse-thief. A
cellar ie Immediately under tho cells and au attack was
made on tho solid stone foundation. The Jail ls eur
rounded by ahlgn wall aud a tunnel was made through
the foundation and tweuty feet through the ground aud
under tbe walls. The work ls supposed to have been
done by Adams wltb tbo help or mends nuuido. The
prlsonera bad ali been at work In thoir cebu aud at the
appointed lime broke oul nud entered Adams's cell,
dropped through into the cellar aud crawled through tho
Littli'. Kc(,'K, Ark., Feb. IK.?A private tele?
gram has boen reoeived hero which states that a nielsen
gar had come to Pulardi fruin a Mitt lemont ieln.nl eight
milcb from tho station iwith tho newe Ihat a family of
nix persons?father, mother aud four ehlldien?hoe! be-su
killed by a negro. From the men on a train that passed
PaUrm yesteiday evening ll nus learned that a posse
was being organized to go lu pursuit of some one who
had ki.bit the Jimms family. A passenger on tbs stitue
.min said that the murderer Iiml not been raptured, .ina
Hie peen l>-liitetid?d to procure) bloodhounds froui|_tho
penitentiary to follow blip
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Loiisvii.i.K, Ky., Fd). 18.?Mr. Wtitlemon
had a good sleep, uml luis evening was more qujot aud
e. .tue w liat better. Pulse I Di, temperature 101. lie bus
boen delirious most of the day.
rn' ? ?
St. Louis, Feb. J h.?II. D. Antlemon, of Kil?
dare, Tex., reprebeniing tho Littler and Toxaa Lau!
Company, l-cpoi ted to the p.dioe lost night that a valise
containing deeds aud tillea to 50,000 acres of land
valued at $l-'.re,0(W, waa stolen from bim Bl (he Union,
depot The satchel also contalmvi the charter and aral
at the company. Lie waa walling fur a train and lcfl the
grip on a seat while he stepped to the ticket office.
When he returned lt was gone. He says tho loss tuay
lead to endless trouble and litigation, and otters a reward
for the recovery of the papers.
WITS am. .;i.ni-.kaL rex.
PlTTRBtTBG. Fell. IS {Special*.?General \V.
T. Ellerman ls visiting lils daughter, tho a Ife of Lieuten?
ant Fitch, who lives at Edgewood Station, on tho Penn?
sylvania ro id. A reporter who visited him this after?
noon recalled the recent publication In The Tmi.i m.
that ho li id nald the tyranny of tho American press
would yet result In bloodshed. The (ieneral said: "I
made usn nf that expression In the privacy of my own
ri io ins. Thero was no reporter present that I kaew of.
I thought I was awlminde 1 by only a few friends, and In
thoiliscussloti of the charges made by Charles A.Dana that
I li.nl e-iide-aviire-d toarran.-o a total ces .allon of h"-' .11' les
by representing to General Johnston und tbo Hebel
forces that I was arranging with the authorities at
Wellington for an acknowledgment of tho right of the
Contle to hold slaves, I made use of these words. And
i-n't it true- that the power of tbo press ls verv groat anil
Med too often to BOOTOO people. It has become so that
a publie man in afrtiiel to express an opinion upon nf
nihject 1 ecause of thc tn. lim r in 'tlilch his utterances
are M often distorted, nt.el not Infrequently ptirpo-e-ly
perverted. Thea theee people In washington who want
toi-ei'iire votes, they stand lu great awe of the press aud
d in- not Incur its Ill-will. The absurdity of Dana's state?
ment is ton gr. at to be spoken nf -.-ri.iusiy. All von have
todo I- to refer to my (MtbaOBJ before ll-n Wade's Com?
mittee, which was appointed m 1869 lo laveetiffate tho
conduct of the war. Volume Viii, of thc committee's
report, I think, contains my testimony, whieh covers
sixty-two or sixty live p^|."-s. This investigation was
tnado at the close of the war. wiicn everything was
(Teen In the munis nf the public, and tLo commilteo
gathered every fact it eoold lay hands on.
"It ls a pr. tty thing to represent tWMty vars nftor
tnis investigation tii.it I wus lu favor of slavery,
diaries Dana la very fond of saying. ' We
think this, mid wo think thut.' Ho followed
om :i rm v inning tlie war as spy. It was
generally understood that be was a tolerated-py. Daua
miks about my favoring slavery, Indeed i why, I loomed
the free lom of a hundred alavna to hts one. We ull knew
that Lincoln Intended the reh.-l soldiers should go ho ne
ami resume their occupations, after swearing allegiance
to the Government. De told m.. so personally, ami
(?rant'-, conduct at Appomattox was In tbi lino of tilla
policy. We all reoi'sni/o it, both Northern und .-.oittli rn
nMi and "Joe" Johnslon knew as well as I dill tlnit the
Proelamaiton of Emaaeipatlon meant tin- freedom of ali
tho slaves la Iba Roath. Tbe fact la "?lure the (ieneral'''
eyes twinkled with mirth " thone letters wlile-li we-ro
piihli'liiMl we rc written tei s.und tba Adiiilnistration
upon tiie alaverj %aontloa, Toa see, Llneola'a death
hud occurred only a short tinto bofnM and we elld not
know what tho sentiment of tho new Administration
might lie upon Ibis i|iie.non. so theise lett- ri were n i It
ten *,* feelers. I cou! I not ii.ive a conference with tho
re-boi forces at tho time, us ttisy were at Charlotte, I
think, while I waa ut t ireeusboro. These stories aro ilke
that of (ieneral Fry."
"Hus he furnished you Wltb tho authority for tho
<|iiolatlon ba ascribes to you? ? Had C. F. Smith lived
(irani would havo disappeared to hi.tory after Don
eleen' i"
" Tra ' liiivo Maand the nrttcle. Tho sentence' oe', urs
lu a letter written by me to Lieutenant -e.itt, baviag
charge of tba recur.ls at RTnahlugton, I knew that I
could not bare written ant thing lulon.lcil as a dispar?
agement of General Grant Genera! Balik wa* a iir.iv
otto. r. I knew that he li.i<t hurt lils lim', in getting Into
a yawl. Th-, wound disabled bim and terminated
tit.iiiin When he (rand he *a* enable lo tahe nhargo of
the force-, lie sent for 0natal Grant. lu Writing Ihai
sentence I meant that Graal had guuo down, down,
down, aad bow tho opportunity bad proeented Itself.
winch gave bim a chance to n?e by nie own
merit". If Suiltii had lned il I. i|Ue -tl.enatilo whether
tin-opp..minny would havo come tei.fr.int hy which lie
was enabled io bring Into play the forces of his character.
Fiy never made a reoord. Hn was never tn Ninth I iro
Una. His record ia otu- ra paper, and to keep that up be
in na! soak notoriety, lt ls ridiculous to suppose that f
tue.nil to detract fr >'ie (eritit'? fatu . The e>i-nt, tn.
noeanla a loller written to IJnaloanat Boett] to obtain
?.i;:,o reoorda which I desire! to nso iu propel
ouleigy eef (t.i.cr.il (.rant Which I delivered beti.io hi.
old ... ' tho Army of the T'i-i.i ?
la lt probable that f waald wok to detract from bia eg.
iee whoa f wnn preparing hie oology I lion is the
le-ttrr lt-elf. Voil eau I ead lt, hilt I will not let fOO Copy
it, na I Intend to pabliaa ll In foll In tba March n i
of ihe Sn, it, American Rn
The reporter read the letter. A pannage al Ita
(ii.iiit aa having weted under a eland from
January until .lune of 1962.
" Son ian take a aentoaoe from the Bible," c.eiitlniie--l
i tWlal it thar ll Will seemingly
uphold th.- very thing ll con.lomas, si. ina' rantenoe,
taken without tin- context, glvaa a fais.- i.i.-:i. i sn niii
? man witb common s'ns* sh.ili tahe tin. iel
ti i-.ui i p i?. in adgmeat apon it ae to whether lt de
famea Grant or aoC Goaoral Fry alora me by raying;
'(Ieneral Sherman goes so far as to have *:i) I since
(.rant's death,' etc. Mnee- (iratit's ilouth, you will ob?
serve, is ned to make- m.v fancied offence all tho
more hemou-."
Chicaoo, Feb. 18 (.Sjprefaf).?Jamed Doagb
erty, u niKht watchiuiu, approaeiii'ig the Michigan
Boothera tr.ii kn at A nh.-i av... about tl o'clock lust
night, noticed a WOBUM poohing a little hoy of Tour
under Hie wheels of a Slowly moving freight tr.iin.
Dougherty ruabed upJuat in lime la vneaaa the little
follow. Tmning tow.ird tne Neuman, who appeared
wild, and who liol.I a little _lrl of -Ix by the band,
Dougherty asked ber what abe waa doing '? Bbe aaid tho
children were bera, snd she was going t. kill them, as
bei ? ii ii -1. in 1 wss a drunkard, ?? I w.mt io di.-," sin- Mid,
??but must kill my children iir?t." sin- was placed under
street and wae found to be Mn. Marrar*! waite-, wbo
lived h.-ir ih.- eros sine. This morning sin- appeared
before Jusllee Meeeb. Uer husband raid thai bia wit.
had been on the verge of Insanity (or sever ii .lavs from
excessive drink At bia ii-'ine-.i she was aral lo tn.
.Maitha Washington Home,
Ell lil' Cl I CACHES.
Dektrr, Feb. ls.? A diapatcb to The
i, bun4>RepntUiean irom Hnnttx iv, B. M.. sain
I.mht Sheep hurde'is ou tho rancho of Belo
moll Luna, lu \ aletnlii County, BoW-MeXlOO,
near tho Arl/.onii lino, hud a Ighl With
Apaches to-dav, dining whl.Ti ull tho herders WBtg
killed. The Luna broth.ts, with two forces of mounted
men, huve gone to tho scene of tho llghL
- ? ?
Nicolai b, Cal., Peb. 18.?A body of masked
men early this morning drovo tin. Chinese out of this
town. Forty four were put on hoard the steamer D B.
Knight, uml notwithstanding th.- protest of tbo captain
of the vessel ho wus forced to take thom as passengers
for Sacramento.
Dh.iTH Of THC STA T.l.lo\ MoSACO.
Clkvi land, Ohio, Feb. 1H iSpccial*.?C. F.
Fmory'sstallloii Monaco, by delmont, d im,Woodbine, a
full brother of Wedgewood \o. 219, died at tho Forest
(Tty farm this morning of peritonitis. He hail been sh k
since Sunday afternoon. A post-mortem falleel to show
the cnuse of bis death, nfoneoo waa elgbl yeara ..id uml
was foaled at Woodburn. Among lil* most unlinking
colls la Monte Carlo. Mr. Finery was offerod ft 1 'J.tKiO
for Monaro three years ?>'o. Ho was trained for tho Ural
time laal seaaon and trotted in Jr.T'J.
I'niLADKi.piiiA, Feb, Ih (Speciah.?'Vo better
Ihe condition of the atreets City Controller Docket t this
morning lasuod tho following notice:
No warrants will be countersigned of any ash or gar
bago cou: taotor against wlioin thorn ls a slugle com?
plaint stundlug made by any reputable oltlien. fiuch
contractor must brlug a letter from the persona com?
plaining withdrawing the complaint boforo he reoelrea
his money.
Paws III., Feb. 1*.? .Jon nt ban Ojrdrii,
C'ouuty Treasurer of Fdgar County, maele nu assignment
to-day. His liabilities aro $lf>,U0O, with assula of eijuul
Urni.iM.T.iv, Iowa, Feb. 18. The Ifawkeyn Furniture
Company, of this oily, has made an iu-.lgniu.-ut to Thoo,
(milch. Thc liabilities are estimated at something over
?;i:,wa _
Ttii.iDo, Ohio, Feb. IS.?Andrew J. tiebout
an.l Alfred H. ncbout, IMI tors of The Sorlhrrn O)\io Pcm
oerat, a Huuuay poper published In this olly, wort) tooday
arrested hy urpuiy United States Marshal Breed on h
charge of scuding obscene matter through tbe malla.
Tho paper hus beeu the subject of public oopmc/lt hero
for years, but hitherto nothing li aa boen (li/po iieyond
expreaslng condemnation of its j.nhli. .itioii.
San Francisco, Feb. IH.?Cbarb'S Crocker
bas given sin,ooo to tbs l.oys and Girls' AM Society for
the construction of a building on thc $11,(AM lot glvou
hy Senator Fair.
The Eiffbthaiiel Ninth Avenue ulrei't car lines,
which nre under the ssmo mauageiuent, had their turn
at a " tie-up" yesterday. It was their first experience
with the maimer in which the Fmplre Protective Asso?
ciation does l.usines.i when lt believes that companies
have broken faith with their men. After tho strikes of
February 4 on the Hroadway and Fourth and Sixth
Avenue lines, the Executive Committee called ou Mr.
Wilson, superintendent of thc Eighth and Ninth Avenue.
Hues, and told him that the drivers wished him to errant
the same terms that the Fourth and Sixth Avenuo
companies had granted ; that ls, tako ofl one trip a
day and make a schedule by which the
trips would be made within twelve hours, the pay to bo
.*2 a day. They also demandeel certain conditions as to
hours of labor au.l pay of stablemen. Mr. Wilson re
e.'lve.l them so cordially un 1 so readily consented to the
changes usked that the committee went away perfectly
s.iiNtled that all would bo well ou thoso lines, reudlly
granting the superintendent any reasonable length of
time in which to in.ike the. desired changes.
The couitiitttee- waned patiently for tho changes to be
mado, and several times callod on Mr. Wilson lu regard
to the matter, asking him why there w.n. so much delay.
He cxplalued that lt waa because it required tlmo to get
such a ached ulo as they wanted Into opera?
tion. For sonio time they thought he was
acting In good faith, but the continued complaints from
men lu tho employ of the companies caused them to
chango their minds and take tlie same measures tu bring
him to terms as had been adopieel ho successfully on
otheif reade, ami a **tle ap** was ordereeL lu making
. haugen to comply with lue twelve-hours'rule Mr. WU.
son put ou what to tho mon seemed to be un excessive
number of " trlpper-t," .uni even with th. tn, lo many In?
stances, tho rule wai not complied with. Thecompuniea
had also failed to ralso the wages ot the stablemen aa
they hud ngreoel to do.
There ar.- about OOO men employed on both Hues, and
they m.t al a lalo hour on Wednesday night at Turn
Hall, lu Forty-seviiith-st. between l.lehtli and Ninth
aves., and eousldciud tho '(iicatlon of striking. Tlie
meeting wus a long one, nodeoUlon being arrlveel at until
nfter ll a. tu. Wheu they ellil uiuko up their minds to
?trike tln-y mar. lied lu n lindy to Adelphi Hall, Fifty
second nt. and Seventh-eve., which they made their
he- nl'i.urteis. Ah lung as there wns tobe trouble and
10 (muiah the road ior not keeping faith with them tho
tuen dem lOded more than tln-y did in tho llrst Instance.
They laeietod oo i'J 29 a >Uy forceenductors mut drivers,
the same as ls paid on tho Hroadway lines,
ii - -1 alrio di-mat).le>.t that there should
bo no "trlppei..." To mako thc thing
more binding ami satisfactory all around, they fur
thor Hied upon a Roheelnle e>r pay for other employes.
Stablemen un beth linos were to lecelvo **fl'i 'lb n week,
aa Increase of 75 cents a wood on the Eighth Avenue
line aod tl 25 on the Mutt. Avenue line. Horseshoers
wore to get 93, perora and rammers *i. and ali other
nun engsgod in repairing tho track-t tl 75 a day. Truck
drirera were l.ted al 93 a day.
-iip'-riiite-ndeut Wlloon, wheo ha want to heel on w.-ei
DOeday night, dui not e-* port any tremble whatevor. Ho
expected another visit from tho eommlttee before any?
thing like a "tie-up" war. ordered. Kilt t lie superintend?
ent was aroused at an early hour by a messougcr
who Informed mm that there were no men at tho stables
to do the weir):. Id- wool lhere and had the 1.boil nurses
eared for oe host he eoaia br tho few men that he was
obie to pi. k up in die neighborhood. Ho thou seni word
to tin- president and director* eif thocotnpaules. After a
conference with tbem be eeo! iii" secretary to Adelphi
Hall to ask the ExecoUvo Couimittee whe<re he eoold
li eel tli. I hey seut word back: " Adelphi Hall," aud
thither Mr. WI I eon wcul The conference lasteel from
11 ::to a. m. until 1:30 p. bl Theoapertnteadenl granted
every demaudexcept tbe uno that he abotilel have no
'* trippers." ll ? Insisted tbat eight "tripper-.'' wonld tie
-?!'y. rhat number waa flnallj alieiwed lo him.
willi the provision tbtt no " tripper" abonld
t.- paid Uss Dian 9180 a el.iy. Before tbs
-'rik-. there we're twenty " lrlj?por?." As
s an agreement was ro.ioheo the men
in inti I t i tin- Stables uni wont to work. The tlrst car
eui Ino Elsbtb Aveline line we-nt mit Si '-' "7 (>? tn. and
the Ninth Avenue eight minutes late r. both tho
. ars had hr.i.uni. .nil '! i - li Ihem.
A committee of (!,?? Empire Protective Aaeoelstlon
called on President rurtu-e ..f the ftlxlb Ari mic Uno yee?
terday, and Informed bim thal ai a meeting of hla em
ployes brid mi Wednesda) night lt was decided tbat
further cooooeelone ehoald bo mated oa hla Hue before
tiie. settlemeni would be regarded as permaneol and lat.
,. rite naiura ..f tba demanda were not made
nubile Mr. tum - told tl...illicit:.'!- that he would
like- to have until to-morrow before giving a .leiiuito
. i m. time waa granted.
DA Ll ( i X V EN TION.
Pittsburg, Feb. IH Speeitil).?-Three hun
ired atrlblng coke work md minora marched Uvday
lo the leolth worke, tb of Unlontown. Upon
the-lr approach the mina inperlnteodent hastily i ntered
the uilnc and a.l\ leed the nen al a -rk to drop the-lr tools
ii.mt. ti;.. compiled and held a abort
i arley with ttie strike.", win. formed parallel linea
[b whti the w.ii ,'n u peeaed. Tue i.e.er with
little persuasion, prom led nol to retain lo wort unit se
nt the iBcreaeed tan-, or wheo the stnks ni.ail bare boon
a at mi i ii i. Ibe boorte nf Fayeitel
.pealed hy a posse, waa preaeni bal di i met Intel fore.
He will ho at Moorewa winks to-morrow where, lt la ex
in cted, .1 ?!tallar via : wUI bc made. Theee ? ei ka ue rn
iperatioo with .; full complement >.r baada, and ti..
not likely to ehot down without re ilaiaaee.
Dty-three dolegatoe OMatltutod tiie strikers' eon
ionium at Beottdale to day, Colonel Bchoonmaker aad
ie veral otber ope rat ora wera present, c.ii.mei Bcboon*
naker promised the men thai if they would return to
vork al oaea and ? uew syndicate w,,s foi ned for
r year the pt Ice or coke would !>?? advanced and
ibo wags* Increased on vpn I, bul Ibe Hungarians and
poles eeiesi inati-.i de Ulan.iel .iii ur nothing, undi' waa
leclded to continue the .-tnk.- Indeflnltely.
l'i mBCBOi Feb. I". ?There are more minns
il wnrk on Hie MonoOgabola Uiver BOW than at any titno
in the last ye ar. All thc works are miming full handed.
md tho indications aro, that, abonld th. re not be another
... i,-nu', mme eOOl will be mined for tin- BOX! run than
for eeveral roar*. If oat of tho coal chipped oa the ro
root nae, som. U.OOO.oou bushels, waa mined In the laal
un montos The money distributed throughout the va
i-v 11 mu i nat i un ba* been .e mos) lulbcleni to wipe out
in- mu.eis' dobie, contracted durn.* tha lung strike.
(III. i'.", l-'eh. 18. Ihi' strike- at the M IXWell box fac
iirv, whieh was tho ucrnslon eif serious Hoting, -evora!
1 ijs BgO, has a pro-.pr.-t of settlement. Tbo strike was
maile because thc men prOtOOtOd ai.alii.--t labor .saving
iiiichiuery In lng Introduced tomago boxes. They ure
low waling io compromise If Maxwell will allow tho
oacblues to be run ny thepieoo. Maxwell wants thoa
un by tho day.
A telegram which, lt ls sahl, has an Important bearing
m lin- mil making Indu-try of the West, wa* r.ici-iud
o day by the deputy ot tho United Nailers nud Heaton1
ieoodattoa of tris dlatrlct from Hm president of the an
leiclatlon. J. K. Weir, eif Wheeling, lt stnted that a com
[iromisi- had heen elleeted between the atrlkera al the
Mingo (Ohio. Null Works umi the preiprietors of the, coti
:orn which was satisfactory to both parties.
ItTRB, bhiri-i., Keb. 18(Special!.--AfterMcally
iWO inoulhs of work tho Joint board of arbitration of
li? I ynu Shoe and Leather Association and Knights of
.abor was ready to report to-day tho uew list of prices
or tho 11,000 femalo shoe stitchers lu tho city. Tho Hat
alls for three gr.ides of work, and tho average increase
ill around ls from lo to 15 per cent. Manufacturers are
io', disposed favorably to look upon the Increase, and
,..~erl that the nen prices, which ure to run from March
te October 1, ore trout 40 to 50 per cent higher than
hose paid upon like grades of shoes in tho neighboring
ity ot llavei hill. There will be several Items ni tho
Itt left oul to a commilleo of thieu arbitrators. There
lill be no strike.
K. ll. Thurber) ol the lirm <>t' Thurber,
Vin lum! A-.Co., is met ploaseel at tho manner in wMoh he
as he. ii ttoated by tho International Cigarm.iki-r?'
:nli.ii. In giving his version of tho trouble ho said
estcrday to a TiuiiiNi; reporter:
".The- whola trottblo ls a light hetweou tho two elgor
takers' unions. Mr. Htrussor wished mo to minnel Mr.
IcCoyJwlio.tnanufBctiiros our cigars io pay union prices
,-id we tried tn thi sei hut failed. We MtoeeodM tn get?
ing bim t<> make lils shop a union shop, however. I
ried to oblige Mr. ufrasscr. but lt ls certainly discourage
ng when a man trios to do O friendly oct to be abused
eec sn so ho emin"! s.comi.lisii it. I cooaot be expected
o be nu arbitrator In tue dlllrieures bel ween the two
A. Htraaser, the president of tho Clgariuakers' Inter
uiiiunal tulon, MM In regard t.i the trouble: " we iud
ven i long in our oowefto ladaoe Mr. Thurber to (Ive
ip iiuilug teueuii-nt-heiuie cigars wiiiiiuit a-.all. The
.Oycott will now ho unod without a doubt.''
Ii n k McCoy A Co.,.do uot manufacture c iga ra In
i-iii-iiieiit houses.
Forty lucn employed in tho foundry of the
Sanford National Stove Works at 1'cekskUI struck work
reeterday, owing to tbe refusal of Oeorge W. Sanford,
h.- proprietor, io advance their wagea 10perccut,to
lOrriispe.Md wllh the wages paid by other manufacturer!!
n tbe neighborhood. Mr. .Sanford suld that ho could not
ilford to advance tho wages hocauio ho was now en?
caged on a contract based upou tho present wages of
- ? -a??
Ahout 200 BBmVBBTM in tlio Harhour Flax
'(?tuning Company's thread mills, In Bprure-st.. l'aier
wu, atxuck yaalerday for au advene) of lOporceut
The firm had previously made a voluntary offer of 5
per cent advance, but the uanda stood out for iho higher
figure. The timi claim-, to be paying 10 per cent higher
wages than anv otber enraged in that business.
Two hundred broad silk weavers of Doherty A Wads?
worth's mill. Paterson, went on a strike for fifteen per
cent advance, which was refused.
Coi.iMnrs, Oliio, Feb. 18.-Clark Irwine, of
Mt. Vernon, told his tale of tho Payne election to the
committee to-elay and was not a satisfactory witness.
Ho had been a Pendleton leader In thc tight aud baa ex?
pressed himself vigorously against Payne methods. His
examination did not develop that he knew anything
actually proving bribery. Like all other witnesses ho
was able to tell of otbers who might know something If
called before thc committee. Judge McKemy, of Hamil?
ton, and ex-State Senator Elliott, of the samo place, also
While the committoe ls working In aecrot and dis?
closes nothing, enough has leaked out to show that
Senator I'liym. has enemies enough In his own party to
kill him, politically. They are dally furnishing informa?
tion to the committee. One of them, whon reproached
for lt by a fellow Democrat, retorted, "The Paynes aro
selllsh; thoy have not rewarded tho men who ac?
complished thc Senator's electtou, they cut Hoartly's
throat at Chicago, and they have shut out Johii
Mclean from any influenco at Washington. Tho Demo?
crats who have hoon hui libed by Payne and Ills people
propose to get even and thia investigation will either
kill him or make him resign."
A man who mixht have been an important witness waa
brought homo here in his coltlu to-day from Washington
Territory?John G. Thompson. He was an anti-Payne
manager and carried to his grave many secrets which
might havo aided tho investigation vastly. Ho will be
burled to-morrow with honors.
CBICAOOi Feh. 18 'Special*.?ilv*fi Mary Lud?
wig, living at Cli/abeth aud Nutt sts., this city, ls
L we nty four years old, of medium stature, good looking
ami weighs nearly -00 pounds. About January 1 sue
io.-,mi.- utllicted with a continual drowsiness. She would
lrop into a doze on any oocaslou and under any clrcutn
itaocos and remain In tbat condition until vigorously
roused. As Hmo passed, her naps became more pro
ongod, frequently lasting for several days. Than alie
iv,enid rerivo, remain awake long enough to take notir
shment, and fall off to sleep again. When she bad
dept eight days and nights without waking up or eating
i morsel, her parents concluded lt was time to call tu a
ihy?iclan. live weeks of faatlng had tnlnnod the
?atlant somewhat, bat with ordluary treatment ahe was
topi awake several hours yesterday for the first time
duce tho early part of January. Her expression of
eature is dull and lacks animation, the eyelids droop,
iud there ls an appearance of excessive weariness on
ter face.
PITTSBURG, Feh. 18 (Special).?A hahy ease
?e.puring all tho legal acumen of a Solomon to decide,
ame up before Judge White to-day. The court, tn tho
ace of complex and contradictory evidence, was corn?
elle.I to allow a withdrawal of tho suit. Lest July Mrs.
Liner, just arrive 1 from OOfOiaay, was abaudoned in
um etty i.y her husband, who eloped with* married
ionian. Helli*-In straightened circumstances shu went
o the poor farm, where, on October 'JJ, sno gave birth
0 a child, About tlio same timo a Mrs.
dyers, who had lost a child by death,
itH-red , to adopt Mrs. Bauer's baby.
ka agreement toes drawn up. tha bur-ion of which was
bal Mn Bey ors waa to hold poeeeeatoa of tho child an
ll such time as tho mellier could support lt. Not loug
tgo the Society st. Viuc-ut do Paul removed Mra. Bauer
p.in the homo. Sba oallod OB Mrs. M'-yers, who refused
a deliver up a ohlld then in h.-r noaoooelon, protecting
bat tbe child waa ber owa. Mra. Bauer had a writ of
e H pil-e laSUed.
In court i....1.iv ollU'lal.- at thc poor farm positively
dc milled the 'i.iby as tho Usuu of Mra. Bauer aud
roeoanixed the defendant as the woman who
took lt aw iy. Mrs. Bauer hoc.imo almost rrantlc
Oban tho child w.is rou,.ned from lier ann-..
ebere lt bod beeb momentarily pleeed for Meatifoa*
lon. On tiie other band wllni ??.? ? for tba defence a wore
hat tbe child a i Hrs. Mi.-e'e, born november r.i.
1 ii- strang-., pin of ibo proceedings is tbat there is uo
a: toe oflle .? oi tbe Board ol Health of tbe b.rth of
bo Mirri- nifa-it. on or ibout November 13, wb o the
irrlval of tbe Bauer Infant la properly recorded in thc
ii. hives of the poor far n. The Society St Vincent elo
... will make a further effort to establish ihe Identltj
if Mrs. Bauer's baby ead wi.i also bear her expenses
iack to her home lu Germany.
E8TABLI8tlIJra THE THU: To -! vki: vi. KILLUMI
A. BOM Of LAND IN rix I*
Bab Am..sue. Tex., Fab. 18.?A land anil
UU been .levi t.' 1 i.y Ibo Dtatrtol Court of Hex.ir Couuty
.n h e--.alili->iio? Ibo title tei soveral million acres of
and lo Texas. Tho Milt) which wm a teat ease, was
nought to reoOTOT lands embraced lu what ls knowu as
be " i:io\en League Grant" Thia was one of tho
unallest of over fifty gratify of largo sections of laud
mille by tlie BUBB Bt CoaluilU aad Texas, while Texas
\..- a pm t of the Mexican lie-public. Tho grants were
na.te just prior lo tho Texan revolution. Tim elefeud
uits in thc suit pending acquired title te laoaa 35.000
teres in tho " Eleven i.e.uno Grant." Then, ian.ls Uo be
aeon Hus city and tho Kio I;ramie, and they aro valli
ible f..r grazing, t> well as being Oret-elaea agricultural
nels. Tlio I't'xasMexicaii Hallroad Company located
ts subsidy certlBoatea un land claimed by tba defend
mi-, and asked for a writ of mau.lanius to hare tbe land
,n v. \ e.i. rbis br..light th.- .inos! iiiii of title to a direct is
u ? Kverj li i '.h 1 ler lu the 1 al do/ou counties was luter
,.,.'.], ai the cou bined grouts make up an area beelde
vlncii thc famous california Spanish grunts aro small lu
? x tout. .Indue Noonan, after carefully taking the evl
le.ii, e, .1... i.lr.I in favor or the defendants thus ooo finn
ug the Coabulla areal*, The viii io of tho laud directly
nrolTOd lu thei-uil wm 1230,000.
BOSTOB, I'clt. Is. I Special'.?The hrij,' Kinilv
?'. BbeldOO, Captain William Hayes, from Harlen, (in., to
'oitlaiid. Mc., with a cargo of lamber, arrived here to?
ny with all hinds worn out und almost nuable to do
titv. Cap tain Hayes says that ho has boon to sea for
orty-four years but never before had suoh trying times
s on thia voyage. The bilg loft D.irlon on January Bl
nth screw of eight mon. Whon oft Capo Hatteras tho
OOOal was struck by a hurricane that threatened to
einl her to tho bottom. Her satis were spilt and car
led away, her decks were swept every moment sud
;.,ii(>i) feot of lumber was washed oil. The vesnol sprang
leak and all hands were called to tho pumps. "Cyolono"
? umps wero -I.nt.ed, and for feirty-elgbt hours tbo
u-ii stood lu their places and wurked for lifo,
fo Urea could be mado, ami tho crow had only such
aimed food as happened to be on board. The men
roi keel until their wrists were swollen, raw aod bleed
ig. They Just managed to keep tho brig above water,
ut when Ibo night of Februury S came they felt that lt
?oiibl bo imp..SM'.lo to koop ber above water uutll mura?
li:, lt was a ulgut never to be forgotten. Il wus dark as
Itch, rain foll lu torrents, ami Ibo wind grow intel a
iiu.i.io Thc waves carno over thc vessel's side with
itch violence- that lt Scorned out of the power of man to
?sui the'ir r.nce. Huton tho morning tbo wine! west
own. aud tho worn-out mon, taking fresh courage,
?or ked tho sinking brig Into port.
C'Hic.vcio, Feh. 18.?Chattel Belletei, a con
.1. tor, who has boen building an oven at tho County
.18.1110 Iutirmsry. had a visit this morning from two
ity bskers who wanted to inspect the oven. Ho went
isl.Ie the place and tho top fell in, completely smother
lg him with bricks. Au ularm was given and willing
ands worked to romove the mass. When be waa
?ached he wus dead. There wss not a bruise ou the
ody ami it waa plain to 1>c aeon that he lind been
jiothorcd to death. Be lcavos a wife and children.
WATKiti'.t uv, Conn., Feh. 18.?Sing Lee. the
hlnoao laundryman who was reported in the New-York
lorniug papers as having leprosy, merely bas severe
lood irruptions ou both legs. Dr. French, of the Health
mani, has vLslted the Chinaman and vouched for the
iel mat he simply sufTered from n blood disease known
i physicians ss emphlgua. The patient was uptown
esteiday abopplug.
e . ?'?
1Jii.ht.iN, fob, 18.?The Bomd of Aldermen
rill start to-morrow for New-York fo inspect the oable
nd electric railway systems. They will go from Sew
'ork to I'hlladelplila, and after Inspecting tho ayutems
a ute there will return to Huston.
Chicago, Feh. 18<Sj>m"/).--Charle8 Ih'laney,
i letter-carrior, living on Wost HarrUou-et.. hurled threo
f bis children yesterday afternoon, they having died
ilthlusfewdays from scarlet fever. A f.>urlh child
ll.-.l to-day, und two oihor children uro sick wllh tbe
liscase aud not expected to rccoveb
Trenton, Feb. 18.?The Supreme Couit
branch, ootnposed of Chief Justioe Beasloy an 1 Justice
Knapp and Ms*le, to-day elecl-ired the R illrosd Tar law
of 1S84 unconstitutional and void, and the nuances of
the Stato aro thrown into the utuloat confualon in conae
'lueuce. Tbo opinion was road by the Chief Justice.
Thorehad not boen, apparently, tho slightest Intimation
that the Court would take the courso lt di 1, the expecta?
tion being that the dlfflcultios were ns to some mluof
details. The effect of tbo declalou was atunnlng. Largo
sums of money must now be returned to the railroad
companies, aud the il tale ia without fuuds to carry on ibo
ordinary course of government It la Impossible even
to borrow money. Immediate legislative action le
therefore necessary and tho Assembly this morn?
ing ordered a committee to oonslder ths subject
and recommend the course to be adopted. Tbo
effeot of the decision upon thc railreind people wai even
more crushing than upou the legislators. '
" This decision goos too far." said one of them. " and
the inevitable result, I fear, will be a more severe lin
The opinion wae shared by others. Mayor Gilbert
Collins, of Jersey City, wbo ls an able lawyer wltb
speei.il familiarity with this subject, says the result wil
be tho greatest boon to the taxpayers. " It will give us
equal taxation." he said. The oplulon was in tho case of
tho Central Railroad Company of New Jersey, prose*
cntors, against the State Board of Assessore, et al., de
feudauta. Messrs. Do Forrest, Bedle. Robaaun, McCar
ter and Williamson appeared for the prosecutors, and
the Attorney-General and Harker Gummcre for thi
State. The syllabus of the case ls as follows :
A separate Independent property tax cannot aider the
constitution of this itato be put on property arbitrarily
selected for the purpose and set apart from other
property of the same kind.
Thu cutisittutiou.il amendment that requires that prop?
erty shall be assessed for taxes under general laws aud
by uniform rules " prohibits the selection stonily the
leglslutlvo will of the property of two elusaes of corpo?
ration-., separating it from the mass of similar property
and Imposing an exclusive tax on the property so se?
lected." A property tax for State purpoaea imposed ott
the lands and tangible property used by radioed and
ennui companies and In their franchises, such tax touch?
ing no other property, ls declared unconstitutional.
The Chief Justice said : " Tho importance of this cue
Is apparent. A large part of tho revenue of tbe State de?
rived fiom taxes ls Involved, ai well as one ot Ihe rilost)
valuable of the safe-guard* of property erected by tho
Constitution for the protection of property. Deeply im?
pressed with this consideration, the Court has gi von to
tbe subject all tho time, care and attention at its com?
mand. Tho questions to bo decided tako their rise in the
statute passed in tho year 1484, entitled ' An act for tbe
taxation of railroad aud oana! property.' "
The Chief Juatlce tuon reviews tho act and discusses
the provisions and tho arguments concerning details of
the same. Tho tax on francliisos.whioh wat attacked by
counsel for tho railroads, ls held good, and the Chief
Justice theu prooeeds to au elaborate, discussion of tho
ruloa which should guide legislators iu making tax laws.
He admits thc despotic power of tbe Legislature In levy?
ing taxes, and shows tbat this bas been sustained by the
courts at all times, within thc limitations set by tho peo?
ple In the Constitution. The law, however, forbbls une*
uii.il taxation, and where inequalities aro detected the
act permitting such Injustice must be held void. The
famous San M re > case decided by Justice Field ls di?
rectly in point The Court lu that case held that the
Fourteenth Aireudment forbade the dlscnmiuation of
an excessive t.ix upou tho ra<lroada of California, and
thc .-ns ? is applicable here v.-.th the difference that the
question of amount does nol enter. Tho liability of
tho power of taxation to abuse made some restric?
tions necessary. Ths Constitution of New Jersey dis?
tinctly provides that property ah .til be taxed by general
laws, or uniform ru'.es. at full value. This clause, limit?
ing tbo powers of the Legislature, 'loos not, however,
prevent classitleatfon, nor does lt forbid the group?
ing of classes, but there mus: be proper
discrimination as to theclassea. Homogeneous property
uni't bc taxed similarly. The rule a.- mut special legis?
lation applies directly. Tuo cl lOOtAOOttoa must bo of
thc nature of the property lee-lf, and a legislative flat
cannot make a class. If part of a class ls taxed and the
remainder is exempted, then thc tax is Mogal. Property
(?.innot bt Isolate l for tax.itlon. The general rule ls of
full force Thc statue now lu controversy cannot be aua
talued, because* lt separates the promrty of tho rail?
roads and canal* from all other corporate property and
stti.jeeta lt to a tax for >ute purposea
to which othor prop, rty of tho M ? loee
not contribute. The franchises of the ra;lioaia cannot
i.e laporalodtram otfeon, ifsm-ii ai ile -houid bc ad
mltteel to bo legal, then it would lie BOWalbtO to declare.
toe lac tapoo, that tho pottery intercuts of Trenton should
bear the whole municipal burden. All kinds of proporty
in i.i in' taxed accord log to olaaa,
"The Court," saul tho Chief Justice in conclusion,
"did not fall to take Into full consideration the nenoui
r. leulta to (in- State of tae ooaree lt koa adopted, every
Stop baa boen carefully examined at.el every del.ill cou
si.tore i. and lie. eoueliisloii ba* Deon inevitable that lt
was tho duty of tho Court to declare tho act unconstitu?
tional and void."
Incidentally, tko Court alluded to the " special con?
tracts " lu a mnunei- to load many who heard his opinion
to bein ve. that the Judge-s had retreated from their fell?
ini r pesition when they deelared the-e sp.-, ini privileges
suteject to repeal anet moditicallon. Tins view of tbe
e.pinion to-day la declared to bo un error and thc etlect of
thoCourt'eattoraaooolosamaaHiod ai follows: That
tho present tai law ls void, and that a tax law providing
tor absolutely e.iiiiil taxation would be upi.old.
i'll., amount of tax received under the law of 1884 waj
as foileews : From taxos of 1*->1. for Mutes purposes,
f7fll,7&9 83j for local purposed I34.24A 1-i from
taxes of 1885, for state purposes, 919,284 ',->; for local
purposes, 941,270 BU While, under a strict eon-.truo
tieeti of tho colin'* eipliiiun, lt wowbl be beld that t he
entire amount received by the tstate:sliould ne reMrneet
lo the rinroads, tho fact that the roads must at
mne time pay some tax for the support
i-f government will make this uiiuect ssury.
Tho local .tax his, however. been bed.I In
tho treasury, awaiting ihe decision of the court .end this
?um will bo held aubl'-ct to the onler of the r.inroaels, aa
?OOO ns tho court nialies the order which ls necessary to
carry out thc decision.
.-Malo Controller Anderson said to-elny : "Tho state
boa received little mopey since tho opening of tho looa!
year lu November. There is cuii?eepiently little money
lu the treasury to meet tho large dmuauds that will
bo made soon, wlncn tho receipts from the
railroad taxes woulel liavo covered. Tim State
ls prohibited from borrowing money except by popular
vote, or in anticipation of taxos. I.cgl?l >' i rn at oaoo la,
iherofeiro, BOOOoeary, aud tbe direction lt will take ls the
iiiestion the Assembly will havo to settle at as early a
late ?.* possible"
Ti.e elli ct of the eleelslon upou the law taxing miscel
am ous corporations la a pro".lom which remains to be
lettled. A law providing for the continuance of the
Mate Boori of Aaaooaero iu oilico is also ueeelcd soon,
ibo opinion prevailing at present is that tho
[.egtsliiture should provide some temporary eystem
if taxation for railroad iiropertj, and thou devote! Its at?
om iou lo solving the whole problem by a law drawn
ipou tho lines of the Chief Justice's opinion. This will
mii' v a legislative sosslon ot extraordinary lemah.
Tho law whloh tae Court declares unconstitutional
iras passed lu 1^4 after a phenomenal struggle with this
?iillroad companies. Tho clauses mott warmly contested
it that t lumiere now upheld. The popular agita?
tion then was serlsus and threatening, and tho demand
low that the railroads sU.ili bear their full share of tbo
eurdeus i. uot likely to bc less urgent. The greatest
ibst.tclo In the way of the general law at present to
.he charter rrompMon ot tin- Morris .md Kssex Railroad,
md ii ls proluble that a bill to repeal tho charter will
loon bo Introelue-ed.
Hoon after the opinion had hean read In the court, Mr.
'orbin ottered a resolution la the Assembly providing
or a eoiiuulttoe to Uko thc subject into conalelorailon.
The Controller has refuseet to ls?ue .my further war
auu upon the Treasury until si'iuedertu.itouuderetand
i.-i ls arrived at oe io lao effect of tbe decision.
Pittsiili;.;, Feh. 18 {Special*.?While on hid
ray to bia offloe thia morning John Bell, a well-known
uslneas man, was accosted by a well-dressed yourg
ion wbo Introduced himself as Mr. McCutbeon, J -.. oC
.indasy, McCutbeon A Co. Mr. Bell fell into tbe trap
ud wltb his new friend entered No. i Ninth st. Half an
our after Mr. Bell entered the place he was on hie way
j a bauk. He drew $-J,osK? to play with, and returned
I the gambling " den." He wa* n guested hi show bia
louey, and wheu ho did ao, "McCutbeon" attacked
lui. The old man, who ls alxty-Uve, was kuocked down
ud when be recovered tbe thlevea and his money wero
o '
CoLi'MOtTS, Ohio, Feb. 18.? Thc quivkasC trial
u record for breaob of promise waa twguu aad ended
.ereyeaterday. AuuaWebater. of Morgan Couuty. vii.
ted hew in 1884, and met George williams, a w ? Itby
armor of Lockburne Thev were engaged ?nd kept up
i loving correspondence until the spring of 1885. wben
imiioir.if hi* marriage to another. Just aa She WM
uU!kK?owi wedding dress. She mad for<M?.Q09.
smg hu letters for evidence. Tbe case wan begun yeA*
SSL morning, and thc lory gave a verdict for So.AQO
it .uuaeu William! mMo no anewer.
> ??
Richmond. Va., Feb. 18.?Governor Fitzbugh
Um eeutbls llrst message to the Legislature to-d?y,treat?
ug entirely of the Mate debt question. He calls tbe at*
entlon of tbe legislature to the recont deoislons rea.
Icred by the Supremo Court of the United States. " Tbo
people of Virginia." he says, " after a long and oort
Unions agitation of the debt question renou*!?"????
xndl-iH'l, a soiliomout which bes. elneojceeh -d bo
? ?i,otie..i of both political partioe nf tue State. Jrviu Ue
palliou thus taken tbe people will not recede.

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