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Th PropsslUe. T th BoTersori
Rrlrete fcy the Wor.Mes
tke t'orrecpndeo.
St. Loois, Mo., Mrch 22,-Gove.
Marmiduke and Maitin hold their
third eonferDC with Vi-PreiHent
Hosts yesterday altamoon.at which
the pispoeltion submitted yettsrday
hj the Clorernors wa dUcufised
and a formal reply oo the part of the
railway (fficiala wat made, The fjl
lowing correeprn it-mce Include the two
documents mentioned and la both the
aubn'in-e and t'ie earn ot the proceed
ings of the three coutereaces:
fit. loom. Mo., March 20. 1KH6.
H. M. Hoilo, Ei., Vlre-I'reei.tent Miawarl
pMiti Haiiway Company;
D.aR Km Oa th 19 h instant the
undersigned nut at Ktna City to
discim ihe very strioim condition of
affair iu the ritstes ot Kanans and
Missouri, growing out of the late
strike on the linea of ths Missouri Pa
ciflo railwar and resulting in ttie ob
Unction l the commerce of the to
Mates. While UKa-isaa City we were
yifited by de(?Uion of your lats
employee, and after discussing with
ttixn the various phases of the auike
we oonnented to lit yon and nrgea
continuation of tie let ma of the air'ce
rocntmade with the management of
yonr teal on the 15th of March,
18JJ5, and, if deemtd advisable, rooom
mend inch modification of aaid agree
ment ai might be thoaub just to all
concerned. Oj th 16th of March,
1885, the ondaraigned, with other
fcute otlicera of Missouri and Kaoaai,
present) to Oap. Heyes, then first
Tine-preident ol tbe Missouri Pacifio
Ka Irotd Company, the following sug
gestions: To Cart. B. P. liar, Fl'sl Vlc-Prealleit
unit Chief KiMutiv Oflloer of ihe Mliaourl
l'Mlflt Hallway Oomp.ny and AMoeiated
Kn.d: . ,
Wusmas, On account of theatrike
among certain of the employes ef the
Missouri Pciflo Railarsy Company In
the Mates of Missouri and Kansas, re
gulling in the stopnsge and cessation
of ail freight triilio over aaid com
pany's lines in said States, to the great
.ltUlraent of hnsinens Interests and
rights of tbe people ot said Bia'.es and
ilie continuance ol which en Jan gars the
public peace andthesaftty of the com
pony's property ; and whereas, the un
dersigned, representing tne two til vies
named above, respectively, anxious to
restore harmoci jus relations between
.lie laid company and Its said em
ployes, and to restore to the public
tbe unobstructed use of sa'd line! of
railroad, do recommend and rnjutut
-aid company to restore to its striking
employes in Missouri and Kansas the
time wages psld to thm in Heptenv
tnr, 18X1, including one and oua-lialf
;.rics for extta tints worked, and to
restore all aaid striking ernplovra to
.heir several employment, without
prejudice to them on account of said
ISslietring it tbe foregoing will
(-onstltnte a just and fair uttlemer.t,
wre reenmmeud their acceptance by
the striking emp'oyes as well as by the
Missouri Pacific Kailway Company,
Dated Bt. Ions, Mo., MuMi 1',. ISM.
Uiivcninr nf Kn"a;
Unvernnr "if Mintuurit
L.I.. fljllNKK.
aLmkhh oiu.ett,
JAM KM Jlt'Mt'uKfcY,
Railroad Cniiiiiiitiiinrra ol' Kaunai;
tlKO. 0. I'M AT r,
Kallroad Onromii"i"ii ri of Misiourl;
1 Atto'n.y-ll.nnrnl ot Mliiouri;
Coai. Ibor Blalutiot and lnnwoiiun.
Capt. Hayes on the same date is
ued a circular embodying the sag-
wtlou thus mide, and giving notice
hat the rat oi ol watrea and terms
bova (Decided would go into ell'sct
n the morning of the lO'.h of March,
iSHandbain etTict from and after
hat data, and, fmther, that said rates
vould not thereafter be changed, ex
'pt liter thirty days' notice thereof.
;iven in the usual manner. It will
e olserved that the recommendation
f the oillcers of the KnnsM and
'diasourl embod'pil only two ptoposi
ions, namely: First, that the com
any restore to its striking employes
ra Missouri and Kansas the rame
vairas paid them in Hep'.ember, 18H4,
Deluding one and one-half price for
xuuuuie wnrkei, ana, eccnd, to
netore all said atrikirg empliyes to
heir several employments without
rejudice to thm pn account f said
trike. To these conditions Cpt
Uvea added a third, namely, that
hrfa(t;r laid ratei would not hii
lianijed, ex pt after thirtv (lays'
loiiee therto', given in the usual
A f tor careful invettigation, we are
rmbieto nndwnerein th Missouri
'acme Kaiiroad uompany tias vto-
uled the terms and conditions of the
itreement male on the 15th of
larch, 1885, touching Its employes in
ur respective H;atee. No nmplnint
fs ever been raids to the Governor
f Missouri baaed on alleged
iolation of raid agreement, and but
ne tiaa ever been made to tbe uov
mor of KanBia, and that on invent;
at.lon proved without foundation and
?as withdrawn by the party making
t. We are therefore forcsd to the
mansion that tbe "atrike" ol March
, 1 881, could not have been, and was
ot, bated on a violation of trie terms
f the agreement ol March 15, i8t5,
y tne mtnttfement ol toe luiasoun
'.icilio Kailway Company in its deal
t;;s with ila employes in Missouri
'id Kanrua. We refgnis tbe fact
mt the Missouri Pacific Company
ay jusl'v claim that the strike of
i Jrcu ti, lSfi-t, rtlievee it of the oblij!-UU-
I'V-avs nnd in the circular of
larch. 15. 18S.", bur, neverthtless,
ixlons tha' amicable relations be re
: i?d l v !lif Misixmri Pacific C-m-;.oy
and its employes, and especially
, .t tbe far more important interests in
.ived in the mijrbiy commerce of Mm
..t '8 of Missouri and KanstM should
t continue to eufl'r, and thst tlie
. ,it l.iLimaya of biiB.ue-w aud travel
o,i!(J t at once reoicned to tbe
b!ic, we would respectfully but
ims ly sucirrst and recommend that
aizreeuienU" t-inlKulied in the ctrcu
' rf March 16, Jt8j, be reetored and
ni'.imie in Jst er ami spirit, and tht
i Missouri Pacific Company re-em-y
in its service a!l cf its old em
yes without pnjiidioe t them on
iiuit cf the la'.e strike, so far a? the
new of the cvmpany will justify
. r rs-ifraployaiejV- We make these
-- titione and recommendations in
i interest, aa we believe, alike of
company and its employes, and
;e especially the gico'er interests
:h commerce and people of tbe
o Wen.
t).,frn'r of Alinvuri
a. Bout's asTiT.
Tbe following Is Mr. Boxie'a reply:
In Mim ea Tcmd E n.wiT
AT Co.,
. KiacsTtva uaptamiT,
Bt. Lorn. Mo . March JO,
ThaBoa. J ba S. Marnadako, Governor of
siicaaH.aad iaa Hoa.Joha A. Martin,
' QjYeraof al Kanaaa:
Daam 8ia I beg, reeoectfally, to
acknowledge t'ie receipt of yonr com
muoicat'on ol this dste, stating that
a'ter a conference at Kan'ai City with
a delegation of our Ute employes y a
consented to vis t the undersigned
and urge the continuance cf tbe agree
ne bt made between yourselves and
oilier Kia'e fli e-a and the manage
ment of thin i."mpny cn Mlrch 15,
1HHS, and if deem-d advisable recom
mend aucb modifi atiun of aaid apre v
ment is might be thought just to all
concerns J. 1 io'.h wiih pleareyour
conclusion, kfter leveatioa ion, that
the agreement of Maich. 16, IHH5, has
been kept-inviolate by the Missouri
Pacif'c It i I way Company, and that
tbe present atrike couid not liavebfen
and was not ba ed on a violation by
the mrnsgsment of this company cf
the terms of aaid agreement, and I
have arefully considered your rec
ommeiidatiou that this agreement,
which you concede the Missouri Pa
cific Railway Company is no longer
ondnr any obligations to observe
toward tboie of its employes who
have abandoned it services since tbe
5 lb d.y of March, 1R80, should be re
stored and co itinned. On March 10,
188(1, this corai any inserted in news
papers on its lines and pouted in pub
lic places upon its property the follow
ing advertisement:
"Gnoi aud competent men will be
employed without reference to their
past or present re ations to this com
pany or their connection with any so
ciety or organisttion, open, secret,
secular or otherwise. Much, as are ac
cepted will be pa d the rate of wages
recommended by tbe Governors and
other Wtate oflL'iala of Mistonri and
Kansaa when the tabor troubles of
March IKta were adjusted, the same
as have been paid by tbia company
since that data."
Tbe above notice was designed aa a
continuance so far aa tbe rate of wages
is concerned of the agreement of
March 15, 1885, and is still in farce,
thus anticipating the recommenda
tions which you make aa the amount
which employes should be -paid. In
addition to the foregoing action of this
company, which is in accord with
your recommendations aa to wages,
this company is further willing to pay
to ita employes a rate ot wages equal
to tbat now being paid by other rail
way companies iu the tame section of
country. The farther provision of said
agreement riluive to notice in case of
a reduction t f wages is cot objection
able to tbla company and will
he continued. Your next and final
recommendation tl at this company
re-engage in itsservuo all of its old
employes without prejudice t them
on account of the exietiug atrike ao far
aithe business f the company will
justify their reemployment is accept
able to this company with these quali
fications. Tbe men who have been
ennaied under tne advertitement ot
March 10, 1880, will be csctinued in
our employment. We canni t rs-en-gign
or continue in our cmphy any
prsons who have actually engaged in
the destruction or Injury ot the com
pany a property, ur who have advised
such dettruction or injury. We shall
kivh preference to those ot our late
employes who have families and own
homes on tbe lines ol theioaU. it is
to be remembered that the loss ot
traffic c Mined by the present strike
will, to a considerable extent, reduce
tbe necessity of employing as many
men in our ebons as heretofore.
Tlianking'you for the consideration
you have given the subject and tniBt
ing your action will result in no. early
resumption of traffic, I am your ex
cellencies most obedient servant,
II. M. Hi'XIK.
First Vice President the Missouri 1'aoiBo
Hallway Company.
Martin Irons, the chairman of the
Executive Committee ot District As
sembly No. 101, the man who ordered
the present strike, arrived here Satur
day night from Kansas City, and in
an interview gave the fo'lowing ai the
real cause of the strike: Tbe 1 Knights
ol Labor recognize in the con
duct of the Texas and Pacific
and Missouri Pacific a part of pre
pared plan to crush the Knights ot
Labor and dawn the eight-hour law,
a plan in which all the railroads of
this country aie now pooled: a plan
to totally disorganize our order and
extinguish the eight-hour law. The
discharge ot Hall at Marshall. Tex.,
was only a part of tbe plan with that
object, and the results so far were
foreseen by the railroads. Now it de
pends upon them whether they have
seen as far aa they will see."
" What is your opinion cf the rsBult
the conference?"
"Knowing that Mr. Hoxie is sup
ported by this pco ' ot corporations,
my opiuiou I don't care to give, but
if you want to you can eay that as the
strike is now, District Asse-.ibly No.
101 can put an end to it, but if it pops
filVtA. it i.J,innl nth, aoaanil.l t urn
further it cannot, as otber assemblies
will be Involved. I'll say, t ;o, that if
the grievances of the Knights cf Lbor
are not adjusted within the next three
days, we will call out the Kniuhts on
every railroad in the country and Btop
every wheel from moving."
a its a Tni roNrcBCKcc.
Af.er the conference Qovs. Marma
duke aud Martin repaired to Hurst's
Hotel, where Martin Irons, chairman,
and several members of the Executive
Committee of District Assembly 101,
Knight of Labor, were in session,
aud presented to them the result of
their conferences with Mr. Hoxie.
lio'h Governors made brief speeches
to the committee, strongly urging
t'.ein to accept Mr. Hoxie's terms, and
apealing tot I. em to end the strike at
once, so tbat tbe traflic of the toad
maybe resumed, and the commetcn
ot f jur Statei ba rvetored to its normal
condition, the committee made no
reply, other ti an that they would (live
the corrwpondence pinmpt and care
ful citisiderat'on. The Governors
then letired, and the coM'mlttee went
into secret session, and were still
cl.!selyclott'd at 11 o'clock last mght.
Gov. .Maitin left for hnuiei on the lnt
night tia i, mid Guv. MnrmaituKe will
leave f-r .letl-rnon City in the morn
ing. Htm. Governors are Teported to
have said tl u tlie will have nothing
further to do with the matter, and
tbat tbe ctse nin row be decided by
th Kxecntie Committee and the
railway mamt'cre. -
drawn up by tiove. Martin and Mar
uiadukeof Kansas and Missruri, re
spectively, intended as a btsis for tbe
settlement of the strike on thei Mis
snui Pacific railroad, together with
Vica-l'resiilent Hoxie's acceptance ol
the same, with qualification, was pre
sented last niWit to the Executive
Committee of District Assembly No. 1
of Ihe Knights of Labor. The Gov
ernors called iu peieon upon Martin
Ironr, chaiiman (A tbe committee, and
nrved the aic?ptauce of tbe conditions
by his committee, which, soon sfter
war was calls! together to discuss.
informally, tlie conditions inserted by
Mr. Ibixie inti the agreement. No
action was taken la-t night, the mat
ter being discussed in strictly nnof
ficial way, and after long session tbe
committee adjourned until to-day,
when the contents of tbe documents
will be formally considered and soma
decision reached. Tbe manner in
which the agreement was received by
members of the committee affords lit
tle hope that ita conditions will be ac
cepted. Mr. Irons would express no
positive opinion aa to its acceptance
or rejection, and the other members
of the Executive Bcaidwere equally
loath to make any statements ts to
their future course. Enough was
learned from them, hewever, tJ make
the rumor general tbat they would net
accept Mr. Hoxie's propositions. The
strikers, it is saH, object to that por
tion of it relating to t'ie re
employment ol only a por
tion of the discharged men and
allege that, although Mr. Hoxie says
no prejudice shall exist ajainst strik
ers, tbey feel certain that the leaders
ot tbe present strike will be dis
charged from ibe employ of the cru-
fany as eoou as an opportunity offers,
f the eff jits of the Governors thill
fail to brine about a settlement of the
preeent differences between the rail
road company and its employes, tbe
all abt orbing quettion to the strikers
is: "How far shall we extend tbe
strike in the attempt to force the com
pany to accent our terms ?" Many ex
press the belief that tbe men em
ployed in the other departments of
the Mis'onri Psc'fii road will be called
out, and all traflic, both pHSsanger and
freight, obstructed until a settlement
shall be reached. Oihers express tbe
opinion that tbe strike will be ex
tended to other roads net now in
volved, beginning with tbe yard-men
employed in East St. Louis. There
re many, however, who areinnguine
of an amicable adjustment of the dif
ferences, and who believe that the
strike will end in short time.
this mcrning, so far as the running of
trains continues, is in about the same
condition aa tor tbe past three or fonr
days. Kuburban trains are not inter
fered with, and no attempt basbeen
made to move height. Although a
larger number ot strikers than usual
are congregated near their accustomed
rendezvous, eagerly discussing the
situation and the probable prolonga
tion or speedy settlement ol tbe strike,
no disturbances have as yet occurred.
The Executive Committee ot District
Assembly No. 101 convened in secret
s'enion at 11 o'clock this morning to
consider tbe propositions submitted
to them by the Governors cf Kanfai
and Missouri and accepted by Mr.
Hoxie, first vioc-piesident of the Mis
souri Pacific Railway Company, with
sn amendment. Tho committae is
still (2 o'clock p.m.) in session, and ss
18 proceedings are carried on with
do ted doors no information can bo
had as to its probable result. It was
rumored that the committee would
ac cpt the agreement, with conditions
itmltt'd upon by Mr. Hoxie. but no
confirm ition ot this can be had.
will nx Rf.I KITED.
The Executive Committee is stil.
in Bestion at 2:30 o'clock p.m. dis
cussing Mr. Hoxie's farms, but Chair
man Irons says they will be rejec ted
as ti accept them would be to abandon
all their principles.
The executive bonrda of District
Assemblies 101, 17 and 0:, Knightanf
Labor, in secret session here this
afternoon, adopted tho following reso
lutions: Tu all Lnbor Organitatiom:
Wiikiikah, It lias become evident to
every observing man that t ho corpo
lions of the, country are uniting and
ncting in concert for the purpose of
breaking down tho labor organizations
and trades assemblies; niiil whereas,
nil said orimniznUons are the out
growth of stern necessity forced upon
them by tho aggression of corpora
tions, who nrrogatu to themselves
rights which they deny to others; ami
whereas, said corporations have made
the non-recognition of trades assem
blies and labor organizations the rock
on which they proposo to wreck tlie
commerce of the country; therefore,
be it
i'lWirrf, Tlint we insist upon our
rights as American citizens to assem
ble and organize, and to negotiate and
treat with other organizations through
delegates and representatives, with tlie
representatives of any and all other
organizations and combinations what
ever. lltmhvd, Tint the refusal on the
part of the representatives of corpora
tions to treat witli tho representatives
of labor is a silly subtertugo for tho
purpose of pe petuating strife and
ruir.inp a country which it is becom
ing evident they cannot longer rule.
RiHtUrd, That we request all labor
organizations and trades assemblies in
the land to unite in a demand for re
cognition ot their representatives and
their right to negotiate, treat and deal
with individuals or bodies as the. case
may be.
A'lWivtt, That wo call upon our
.legislators, both State anil nntional,
to enact such measures as will compel
the recognition of labor organizations
and trades assemblies, and also to
compel corporations to arbitrate dif-
terences hctwccnnml with themselves
nnd their employes.
Signed by order of District Assem
blies Nos. 101, 17 nnd 13 Knights of
1.41 bor.
Another Mr! fee mt Kibiw Cltjr.
Kansas City, Mo., March 22. At!)
o'clock this morning a ganeinl sound
ing of locomotive whistles signaled
the inauguration ot another strike. At
that hour the union switchmen in
every railroad jard in the city qnit
work and freivht business genetully
was stpppctl. The Chicago aud Alton
cflicials made up a train by the help
of nou-nninn men and sent it out, but
the strikers are said to have boarded
sr.d stopped It at the eastern city
limits. The Wabash is working a
small force, sufficient, tbe cflicials say,
to hardle city freight, and, being un
der the protection of the Federal
Cjnit, have invoked the pretjetion cf
ttie United States Msrshal. A mass
meeting of strikers will be held at
noon. At present th cause ot tbe
strike cannot be learned. Some of the
mensny: '"We bad eiders from the
headquarters ol the Knights ul Lbor."
The switchmen mada a geneiul de
mand f r un advance in waires a week
so and it was granted. There are
flying rum rt tnthe plIVc' that several
.vher departmet.tt are to be ordered
later There are no further develop
ments in the strike of the switchmer.
The Vabah is handling busintss ever
its own lines, but, of course, cannot
make transfers wi'h the other roids.
Tbe cauBe of the strike has not been
main known. One explanation is thst
the men demand hour work, but it is
generally supposed the strike is an
uuttirowth ol the Missouri Pacific
trouble. No other departments be
sides tbe yardmen have struck.
The local railroad i tlioials unite in
say. ng that the strike was a complete
surprise to them. The men ba 1 made
no cortplaints since therec nt settle
nient. Business at the stock yards is
about suspended, and on the Board of
Trade wheat drooped 2 cents In aa
many seconds. It is said that the
trnckmen and section hands are also
ont, but tbia is not yet confirmed.
Tbey did not reanme work this after
nem, for tbe reason that business is
firsctically suspended. Orders are be
ne sent to points beyond bere by tte
ollicials to refuse perishable freight.
Including the Missouri fasific there
are fifty crews of yardmen on eleven
roads engaged in this strike. Two
tia'ns etaitsd out over the Chicago
and Alton toid, but men from tbe sur
rounding groups jumped abrard tbe
cars and, applying the brakes, stopped
the trains in tbe lower yards, and no
attempt was mede to get them further.
A meeting of the represeLUtives of
aU the reals is being held this after
neon to consider the situation. It is
reported that the most of the packing
bouses will doee to morrow. I'ltnkin
ton and Armor discharged one-fourth
of their forces to-day. The great
smelling works at Argentine will also
be compelled to shnt down. Large
quantities tf ( erishsbia freight is now
on tbe trains in the yards awaiting
transfer or shipment, and 'be loss will
be great if they do not speedily move
it. As nearly as can ba ascertained,
the strike was ordered by the switch
men's union because of complaiLti
thst tbe agreement made last week
was not kept by some of the roads.
One of the local members of the Ex
ecutive Committee of the Knights ot
Labor, who is supposed to be well
informed, de dares that the Missouri
Pc flo has nothing to do with tbe
present difficulty. The striking yard
men, he says, bave gone out by the
order of the switchmen's onion, re
gardless of the I act whether or no
they belon, to the Knights of Labor.
Teiaa Pacific fthopa mt Big Springs
Chicago, III, March 22 A special
dispatch from Big Springs, Tex , says:
List evening fire was discovered in
tbe oil-house and paint shops of the
Texas Pacifln railroad. Within the
space of five minutes tbe flames were
spread over the entire flooring of the
large building, and beforeadczen peo
nle bad arrived it was svident no ef
f )its could save the building. When
tbe alarm was sounded the entire male
population of the town, and a large
portion of the female, rushed to the
scene, as everybody thought tbe fiimes
were rolling from the main shops and
round-bonse. The citizens turned in
and worked heroically t) save the
neighboring property cf the company.
Several bucket brigades were organ
ized, and tbe main stops were saturat
ed and saved. The loss to the Texas
and Pacific Company will approximate
415.000, owing to a large stoik of oil
on hand which was not insured. There
is no doubt thst the fire ws, tbe work
of an incendiarv, and great indigna
tion prevails. Tne Knights cf Labor
are accused of complicity in the fire,
though this is all speculation.
Engine Killed" Rrnlson, Tex.
Dxnison, Tux., March 22. At 2
o'clock yesterday morning the watch
men at the round-house were sur
prised by the appearance of about 150
masked men, who commanded them
to keep quiet. The watchmen, ten in
number, were taken up and ctrried to
the shop office, where a gnard was
put over them and they were ordered
to remain. After piecing the wa'ch
men under guard tbe leader went to
the middle of the turn-tghle and said :
"Men, you know your duty, do it."
At tbat every man broke in the same
direction without the lea' t bit of noiBe.
In about five minutes the speaker re
turned to the office nnd addreried the
tlie watchmen, saying: "Gentlemen,
we are mmh obliged to yon lor yonr
conduct, and wiuh to return our
thanks. You are at liberty to go about
your business. Good morning." The
watchmen stepped out, and not a man
was in sight. They then discovered
that the passenger engine which was
to leave (or Foit Woith this morn
ing had her steam cock open, the hose
was cut, fire put out and "killed" en
tirely. In the shops tie men fonnd
tbat a largo stationary engine bad
been removed from its place, the. water
let out of the tanks, hose cut. piss re
moved and engines "killed," so that
it will take several days to bring them
to life again. The damage done to
machinery was very great Every
marqnerader carried large piece
of iron or other weapon, so as to be pre
pared for a combat if the watchmen
resisted. The watchmen, seeing the
size ol the mob, knew it would be
uselesi to resist and so allowed them
to do what they would. The celerity
and quiet with which the work was
done showed that the men had been
well tiatned and instructed. The
watchmen have no idea who tbey
were, and those that were masked
were strangers to them. Matter Me
chanic Clark and Foreman Fiedlar bad
lieen working all last week making
pins f ir "killed" engines and bad
about enough of them. They had
water carried to the engini s and wood
placed upon them si tbat; in a very
few minutes they could bring them
into the yards, and, with tbe aid of
officers, tun out a freigbt train. But
now things are in a much worse con
dition tlan when the engines were
first killed. The excitement ran high
this rooming when the news of the
raid became fully known. The aspect
of the strike is growing worse and
worse in Denison, and the one ab
sorb Eg tonio of tbe day is tbe atrike
Business men. laborers, professional
men, ia tact everybody it being keenly
hurt financially in the long continued
Bridge Burning- on the Iron Hoe
Lin li Rock, Abk, March 22.
Abont 2 o'c'ock this morning tbe
r oi tb bound Iron Mountain railway
passenger train was stopped at a long
in tie two miles South of Little Rock,
owing to the discovery thst the tre3tle
wan horning. I', was soon destroyed,
and the train was nrable to proceed
further. It ig believed that the fire
was tbe rcstlt of incendiaritm.
I'looiln In Wlaponaln.
Mil wai-hee- is.. March t?'. I im-
trary to general anticipation the water
in the Hooded districts was lower Sun
day. This was due" mainly to the dam
on the Milwaukee river standing firm.
On the .Menominee the waters n tit
their force with the rush of Saturday
and at no time during the night, not
withstanding tin' heavy storm, did the
lloixl touch the highest level. On the
Milwaukee river considerable damage
wiih done from overflowed liasetnents
caused by the rise in the river, which
nt one time overlapped the dock at
places. ' The current was exceedingly
swift all dav. On the Menominee,
w hich was the scene of considerable
distress, tbe situation is considerably
changed for the better. Tlie position
of the inhabitants of tho new dwell
ings on the lints throughout the nicbt
was not an on viable one however.
As each fresh squall struck these frail
structures they expected to lie washed
downstream. ' When inorninadnwno.1
and showed the wntors to !. receding
a great sinh of relief wus given by tbe
involuntary prisoners, whose only
communication was by means of 1 suits.
MARCII 21, 1886.
The Urgency Deficiency Bill -Dull
and Uninteresting Session or
the House.
Washington, March 22. Senate.
The Chair laid before the Senaie a
letter from tbe Secretary of the Treas
ury transmitting a report of the Super
vising Architect of the Treasury .show
ing tbe amounts required to supply
heating and veutila'ing appua us for
various public buddiugs throughout
the coumry.
Sera tor Wi'snn la presented sev
eral memorials fiom tne Legisla'ureof
Iowa, among them one urging the
paesigs of tbe Des Moines river lands
title bill ever the President's viti.
Senator Harris presented petitions
from the corporate authorities f t'ie
rity of Memphis and cf the Cotton
Exchange of the samo city, praying
for necesra'y appropria'ioiiB for tbe
protection ft the harbor of that city.
Among the bills introduced and rp
propriateiy referred was one by S-na-tir
Cockrell, st the instance, he raid,
of tbe Merchants' Exchange of Si.
Louis, authorizing the tonstruction o
a bridge over the Mississippi river it
St. Louis.
Senator Logan submitted the follow
ing resolution and asked tha' it might
be printed and lie over, sayin be
would call it up at some future day
and submit some remarks on it:
Boohed, That the sessions of the
Senate commonly known as extent ve
sessions, eo far aa they apply to nomi
nations, confirms' ions or rtj-cims,
shall hereafter bs held with open doors,
and tbat a public rec rd ol tne same
shall be kept, the same as legislative
Tbe resolution was ordered printed
and to lie over.
The urgent deficiency bill was laid
before the Senate which, on roo'ion of
Senator Allison, i' si. ted on its amend
ment and agreed tJ a comm.ttee ci
The Chair laid before the Senate
Senator Logan's bill to inciease tbe
efiidency of the Army.
Debate conttnned nntu it was cut
off by limitation of time and the Chair
laid oeiore tne oeuaie ids juaiciary
Committee resolutions.
Senator Colquitt took the floor in
opposition to the majority report ai:d
spoke at some iengtn.
Air. Jackson loiiowea Mr. loiquur,
also in opposition to the maj iriiy re
port He believed the right tf removal
of officers to be whotly in the Presi
dent, Chief Justice Marshall, in the
trial of Aaron Burr, sustained Presi
dent Jefferson in a refusal todisclcss
ceitain portions of a correspondence
which JtUerton asserted t nave oeen
confidential and intended to guidd
him in the performance of his execu
tive function. The ot ject of the pres
ent controversy, Mr Jarkron said, was
tbe wsgng of a political warfare
againtt President Cleveland. He de
nied tbat Dnstin's commission was
snch ss was suggested by Mr. El
munds. As Mr. Edmund had sug
gested to read it was tbat Due tin wan
to held office "until his successor
should be duly appointed and quali
fied." This assumption, Mr. Jackson
said, had been necessary as a founda
tion for Mr. E.lmundb's argument, for
that Senator bad followed it with the
statement that Dintin was et 11 in
effice, though suspended. Tbe Sena
tor from Vermont bad fallen int) an
error, inadvertantly, no donbt. The
form of commlstion need by that Sen
ator in bis argument had net been
in nee since 18(i!. Under the act of
1800 Dnttin wes entitled to hold only
for tbe term f jr which he was appoint
ed. That term was four years from
the date ot his commission. The com
mission was dated December, 1881,
and therefore naturally expired De
cember 20. 1885. He was suspended
July 17, 1885 The nomination cf
Burnett for the permanent term of
four years was sent in to the Senate
December 14, 1885, so that the Sjnate
was asked to remove him only for six
days, as bis term would expire Decem
ber 20th. The office became vacant on
December 20th, and the only question
before the Senate, so far as that office
was csncerned, was not as to the sus
pension of Duttin, bnt as to tbe ap
pointment tf Burnett to the office.
That on the 20th of December last
became vacant. Tbe question as it
basbeen presented by the majority
was a mere pretext for an attsck on
the President. "In arranging fcr this
piece of political target practice," said
Mr. Jickron, "the able Chairman
of the Judiciary Committee has
omitted to place the proper target be
fore the Senate. That fact, however,
has not discouraged either himself or
his associates from firing at random
through the whole political range.
The proceeding is purely politic al ;
there can be no determination of it
here. Both sides must appeal to the
Before Mr. Jackson concluded the
Senate went into executive session
and soon ac'jo uned.
Tbe Henae.
Quite a sensation wss produced in
the House this morning when the
Chaplain devnted his opening prayer
to an invocation to God to rid the land
cf gamesters, whether in cards, dice,
chips, stocks, whos, bucket-shops or
boards of trade, and to lead the people
to know tbat money-making otber
than by the sweat ot the lace was con
trary ti His laws. The prayer was
ordered to be inserted in the Kecord
A session waa ordered for Thursday
night for the consnlerst on cf resolu
t'ons relative to tlie death of Joseph
Rankin, late a Representative Irom
Th Hcue then piooeeded ttthe
cocaideration cf persion bills, end the
bill granting a pension of $ 2000 a year
to the w blow ot usn. w. e. nancocx
was oa'fed veas. lb!t; navs, 47.
The Clerk then proceeded to call the
States for the introduction of hills,
and when it waa cancluded the House
SMt Ml.
.ft-" f
J,r-t and tiimr t KaMnt Fnitt Ftarm.
VtntlU, Lemrm, Dianre, Almond, Ko tc
twt u drU-aiely and oaiunillr aa iha kuiu
rtiicaco. sr. louis.
e m
n?m-M(m- mil
2 I M
2 I
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HAVING withdrawn from the Woodruff OH-ar Oarr'ara and Hardware Company, wa
hava aeorpied the Agency of inma of tha Ii-t annliirlnrera in lb I nitial
MiHtM. and are now receiving a full amiir'iuent ol CARRIAGES, BIIUOIR WAO0N8,
HARNKSs aod SADDL-.RV alio, a large stock of (he improved TKNNESbEK WAUON8.
All goods are na. and built expratsly tor thia market, aud will be aold at very low prices.
1 1 lllce ami salesroom, Ao. -00 Halu street. Warehouse, So. 200 Front street.
A . woixiRiFr J. r. oi.ivpr. r. i.. wooimirrr.
25fi and 258 Front
Itlluri IlrMIeH,
Trce Ctitaing,
Mngle Trees,
Double Trees,
Iluiiu-Mt rlugN,
Cnrry Comb,
A Complete Lino or the above Goods at Lowest Prices.
301 snl 0 Wain Street. THennnlii. Tenn.
i. e. enviR & co.
Liter lari ai Plain 11
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Moulding, all kinds ol Door and
Window Frames, Brackets, Scroll-Work, Hough, and
Dressed Lumber, Shingles Laths, Water Tanks.
All kinds ot Wood Work Excented at Short Xotlce.
Nos. 157 to 173 Washington St. Memphis. Ttnn
r. OZAN.11?.
Grocers & Cotton Factors,
o. .103 Main Street. ayoso Blo'k.
cCrab Orchard Water
II . r. . j.w4 On Ita, l ausnlffl nsrlts m i
o-r(lr.P Crnh Orrnnrfl ralT" in wti ra iwrK(rr
(fnnin rnn t 'n." -
A. 1.1 iEliBit ELL5 Eti
Cdltaa Factors, Wholesale Grocers,
Cotton Factors & Commission Perch'ts,
I ali.il WarvbaaM-Kaa. SH nnal l alnn Nr.
r.lanhood Restored
KLMIJ'T r KkC A fli lltn vi ji-uuuiin.ii u.ku.
lManhood. bTirf tried in ti wry knowm
irhx-b h 1! a
t- Uh K to ln frliu-mffr
, . ill. ja
'i 'V ";v.v "-
St., Memphis, Tenn.
I,l Links,
Lap Kings,
Repair Link
Cotton Itope,
Horse llrnshs.
Lamp Stock.
Coai Oil,
ff" ' auentsTyjl ft.
j Fisher Ranges,
I Ilinitnited Catalogues
nailed tree.
257 Main St.
. , Memphis.
A RmtHly for !1 1iwiuw of trv Urer. Kid- -r-i,
AtoMUwIi and Bowel. A nooitivt'l
ronktlnMUou. DiMte. I w I litipiouitiiri.
run1 1 1 r vTarrpnamt - - . i
at iuhihi . ns. i" !. , . . i,
uiurtv V JiiVFM. M r'p. InnlsvfTUt. kf.
sit iii i n.l : -. i. No ftuofmMltflnol(l id bulk '
KAFM NS 1 C.l pS'S J CrRK.t;
rr. bo iImh I ti.r tT-icht Tear'
'r-a'ej I t moat of the noUil aiierialiataal
t - d with to benefit I'ruD mumi.r.l
ttirra mnutlK. tl J naoe lit in hundreji ol
oihera b -aih. prw. A plain, ainpleaad
pui-p-Mfn! bome tranm?nl. adra I.e.
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