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What and Wbo Thfj Are-Thelr Po
litical Abllitlea, Wealth, Social
Slat og and Peculiarities.
Washingtoh, November 13.-There
re enme men of maiked character
istics amonir the new member of
Couuiess. Winsome of t' ese lame
is preceding iceir personal arrival
To'e-eia Deacon White, of Brook
lyn, for instance. He is a deacon in
Be(her' church, a epeculator on
"Wail strett, and said to be worth a
dcin millions. Just what put it intrt
the bead of a man eo happily aitnated
to come to Congress to become an er
rand boy lor every yoUr in bis dis
trict ia pretty hard to tell, bit he i to
tome, ard he will piobably be aorry
iorit. White ii a sell ma'e man bo
far at bis fortune and reputation go.
He wa a poor lawyer in Iowa thirty
years ago, when the tallrnad building
in ibat country brgan. He bw thai
in the development of lam's there
would be immntiBe fortunes to ba
laaiif, to he eet to work to orgnn'ae a
syndicate to buy some of tha
lands and to aid in the con
st, uc ion of branch mads which
ah'iu'd develop them. He associated
vr th himelf Mr. Tonaa'in. Mr. Mc
Orsry amlo'hers. They r t a charter
from t ie I wa Legislature for a road
which added to the value of the lands,
and made a few ' thousand dollars
apfore. White, with bis monty, went
to New York, after the war, aud went
into Wall ttreet It was a dangrr.ins
thing to do, but thia was one of the
few cas?s in which the expnrimmit
was a Bonces. The stoik of the main
Iowa reads was lifted in the New
Turk Stock Eichango. No man there
krew as much of those road", their re
sources, their pronpects, their bud
new, in fact everything pertaining to
them, as did White. He never made
miatakes. When b made any money
be put it away. When Commodore
Vanderbilt made his treat coup in
Lake Shore, the stock of which went
frcm thirty something to thirty-eight
in tn days, 8. V. White somehow
trot an Inkling of what was
ab ut to be done. He bought
on the lowest possible margin
nearly 20.000 shares. In less than a
month he bad $1)00,000, all of which
he had male in that one transaction
alone. He does not dress any bettor
than he did when he was struggling ta
get a foothold In New York twenty-one
years ago. "I have two well defined
rales in life," said he to an old friend
the ether day, who was remarking
vnon his almost phenomenal success,
"I alwavB keen my promises, and 1
never allow a man who tries tn cheat
metoescBDS. 1 1 ave hunted them as
long as they lived. They don't try to
do those things to me but once." Mr
White has been a deacon in Plymouth
Church for many years. He and the
late H. B. Olaflin have been the lead
ing pillars of Mr. Beecher'a church.
' They paid more to his support than
any other members of the congrega
tion. He la anything but a dude in
appearance. He 1b rather below the
medium bight, wears his black hair
long, like Stmator Logan, and is rather
careless in his drtBS.
Mr. James Phelan, who comes from
the Memphis District, is one of the
progretsive and wealthiest young men
of the South. He is little above the
minimum age for Congressmen, yet in
bis few years of business life lies made
a remarkab'e success. His father was
one of the moat prominent and bril
liant uf Misftiaaippi lawyers, but the
voting man by some means t iok to
journalism. A few years ajio he be
came the proprietor of the Memphla
Anlanrhe, and transformed it from a
slew-going, prosy Bheet luto cne of the
brightest and moot progressive papers
of the South. Mr. Phelan is a be
liever in tin new South, and in the
progressive idea that is implied by that
term. The smoke of the iron maim-
laciory is Incense in his nostrils, and
the hum of the spindle Is music in his
eais. He is a persistent advocate of
the value and right ot the Missl -sipni
liver, and ia vigorous and active In
, enppjrt of all improvements of
thut character. He is an especial
advocate of the Biair bill, or some
measure of this sort by which
the Buuth may Bee the masses of her
voting population educated and his
presence In Congress will be a source
of satisfaction to, the friends of the
Blair bill or of tome like proposition.
His election will in some aense com
pensate for tha loss of Mr. Willis, who
is ooe of the progressive young men
of the youth. Mr. Phelan is a great
friend of tha canine race, and has
8 -mi of the finest dogs in the country.
Ilia fine hunting dam are the envy of
all aportemen of the Southwest, and
on subjects .of this character he is
authority, his writings being widely
quoted. A very valuable series of
articles on the fine limiting and other
dogs cf this country from his pen had
a very wide circulation in the press a
few months since.
L'oyd S. Bryco, of New York, 1b
likely to be a prominent figure in the
next Congress, not bo much because of
what he will accomplish, but because
of bis personality. His name is a
tower of strength in the Union Club,
and as an authority on matte's of so
cial interest he has no peer. His
dress h the envy and despair of young
men who have a great deal of money
and nothing else. Nature baa done a
great deal for L'oyd Bryce, and in
manner, mind and person he is a fair
representative of the youth of Goth-
' am. He had a handsome fortune to
begin with, which he bus not (quail
utned, and mairied Knottier when he
took to wife the beautiful daughter of
the Hn. Kdward Conner. As a dis
tinctive society man, Mr. Bryce has a
poaition far beyond that occupied by
any oilier gentleman who has tilled a
seat in Congress frnm New York for
many yeare. Next to Mr. Orina WII
s n. who married Miss Carrie Astor.
Mr. Bryca is a better adviser concern
ing dr.s tha proper appurtenance n
a maa of fortune and fashion, and the
nameless little things which make np
trie sum of New lork s aristocratic
world, than any membsr of the beau
mends since Dilancy Kane cjaaed to
lead h'ehsjeietv.
Mr. K jberlson, wbo comes from one
ci the Louisiana districts, is jut the
reverceof Brycn. He is rounh and
biutque. II was in tba Forty-seventh
Ca: gie:s, and made so vigorous a war
on the Ixni'siaoa Lottery that it could
not stand him and so called him on at
th doIIb. He managed to outwit
them this time, however, and romts
baox to renew the flht agains t them.
He will make 1'. we nil for them, too,
I it he is ol t.ie aoit that never foi
civus." itr. Etc d, who LieWtcd f om Col
orado ti mcc ed the loud voiced
Rjmve, ia a prearhtr. He is very
innch eurpr'ss t to 11 id Umelf elect-
d, m is everybody u!se. If he cut)
iut:iiug ( f a figjre in Coiigrefs, ho
wi 1 tin bitt.r than the moa ol the
fieachers that have bten hero,
Pleaching ard ttatetinanship does not
appear to I in tha same channels.
Je&u A ,r,wno succeeds Morri
son, seem t di aNDBt as devoid ottne
fin r qut. 7c r.wbich go bo far toward
miking o&. the measure ol success as is
Mr. Morrison bin self. For say what
you will of Moirison you cannot uoay
the fttct that he is a good deal of a
bcor. Baker has been a constant op
ponent to Morrison in the district and
was onca UHore elected 10 uongrees
against him. Thry are (aid to be
warm personal friends. H was Min
uter to Veceaneia under Hayes, and
is iiaid to have paralys'd the people
there by making an address in mixed
Hpaoiah and English. He had tha
oration translated into Spanish and
tempted to commit it to memory,
aud when ha forgot a Spanish word
he substituted one tn ingliso. ice
result was something unique if not
beautiful. If be conld repeat this per
formance occaaionaliy here wben he
gets into Congress he will proDibly
create a sensation, to say the least.
The naval officers have a great grudge
against Mr. Baker. When be was
Minister to Venezuela some oi mem
were ordered there, and were re
quested by the authorities to
consider tbemsslveB the guests
of the government. A decree
was issued forbidding anybody to
take any pay for anything done for
them. The result was that they were
unable to pay any bills whether they
wanted to or not. After the departure
Minister Baker forwarded some of the
bills to the State Department and the
money was Bent back to l ay them,
and the oflio-fo' attention was called
to the payment of ttu bills. The of
ficers explained that they were not
permitted to pay any bills. Mean
lime, however, the money bad been
annt to Baker who tendered payment,
but it was refused with some showing
indignation. Sj it was sent back by M r.
Baker, to the amu-emeot of tbe ofli
cers aforesaid, who have never forgiv
en htm for what they think was un
warranted intermeddling. Baker is a
strong voloed fellow, so much bo tbat
Senator Cullora 1b raid to have ones
remarked tbat be believed Biker
conld fucceasfnlly address the entire
population of the universe if it could
be got tigother in one audience
Another man who will be a marked
figure in the next Congress is Gen.
Hpino'a, of New York. He has been
in politics since tbe war purely for
the love of politics. Hia peculiarity
as everybody kuows, is his collar. He
always wears a collar of great width
nd hrilliancv. Gon. Bninola and his
nnllir will be a prominent tariet for
all evea in the House of the Fiftieth
UMain ia siisht hips "Tba
Maddest Words of Tonajue or Feat,
It BilBut Have Beea."
Washington, November 13. Some
of the men who are retired from pub
Ho lifebv the election Inst held will
probably never find their way into
Conurojs aiain. There is Wyatt V
Aiken, of South Carolina, for instance.
He has not been a day in hia seat in
this Congrers. He was only able to
be here a part of tbe time during the
last Congress, but he was re-elected in
the hope that he might recover his
health and serve the State again. But
there eeenis little hope that he will
ever he able torenrtsent his State in
aov legislative body again. He was so
feeble this fall that when the primary
election was held he requested the
ballot box tobsbrouuht to hia bedside
to cut his vote. This was done, for
little Btrain of the law euch as that
does not oount for much in South
Carolina, especially in mimary eleo
tions. lie was shot thiough the lungs
in the Confederate army, during the
early part of the war, and hns - never
recovered from it. His departure
from tbe House removes one of the
moit ardent opponents of the Blair
educational bill. He thought it uu
wiss and unconstitutional, and did not
hifi ato to fav S3. He was ono of the
earliest men in the South to predict
the nomination of Mr. Cleveland.
Another man wbo is probably likely
ti bid a long farewell to Corgrestional
lifa ia Gen. Bragg, of Wisconsin.
Brian made a nret T good record in
the Forty-seventh Congress, but be
has not accomplished anything in tbis
Congress except to make mniBeii nu
mmular. And ttiere are verv few who
adopt hlB expressive language and
love him for the enemies be has made,
Bragg ia a nataral fighter. He is never
hanov unkifs be Is in a fight. He is a
little fellow, weighing perhaps a 100
pouodc, always neatly dreesed, always
looking round for somebody to anoox
a chip oQ hia s-ioulder. He ia watch
ing the Senatorial tight in Wisconsin
with the hops that ainie day be may
slip into the Sena'e, but there is little
probability of it
Congressman Cobb, of Indiana, re
tirra from tha House and probably
from publio life. It is juet possible
that he may come to ttis surtaca as i
candidate for the Senate, but tbat can
didacy seems to be pretty well filled
by Joe McDonald, uoim is a Demg
erent fellow, and hia bout with Laird
last snmmer, and mat with the mem'
ber from Chicago a couple of years
ago bave not helped bit popularity at
Ki-Got. Curtin, of Peansyvtnia,
the war Governor of that great State,
has no thought of returning to publio
life again. He will be 70 years old at
bis next birthday, and fecli his weight
of years a good deal. His has beeu a
very busy life, and he is glad to take
a rest at this ago. It Is just as well
that he do-s B" too, for there are
B gns that tbe old man is not s strong
internallvas in former years. Yet he
is a center figure in the House. His
tall, elender flgnre, white hair and
clerr ringing voice commands tbe at
tentinn of everybody when he gets on
his feet. There is always a crowd
about him when he speaks In the
House, even on the most common
n aaa snbiects.
Mr. Hewitt, of New York, undoubt
edly exnscted when he declined to be
a candidate for the House again, that
this should end bis days in public
life. Ha ia 04 years of age.very feeble
physically, and n ot fond of tbe details
ol life as a member of either House.
Yet it ia not impossible that ha might
like a term in the Henate.and there is
just a possibility that he: may get
Congressman Singleton, of Missisaip,
pi, wbo retires at tbe cloae of his term
will nrnhahlv b d farswall to PUbll
life forever. He is growing very fee
ble. He is 72 years old, and has seen
a good deal of publio life. He was
here In the Thirty-third Congress,
over tlilrl v vears airo. aerving contin
uonslv nntil his State seceded, wbeu
he withdrew, and was elected to the
Confeilurate Congress. After the war
he was sent back to bis old aest in th
Home, and it is only ids extreme age
and feuhluncsj that retires him now
Ha Is not a brilliant mm or a tpnech
maker, but re has mitipged In some
way to retun a remarkable noia cn uis
ten in the uoute.
1H)S MEA5.
lie la to Find aa Outlet to the East
by the SetupliU and Charles
ton Kallruad.
Naw York. November 13. A Chat-
tanocga, Teun., special to the Ilerald
says: itaiirraa circles imougnov
tbiatectioi are very much aroused
over the significant maneuvers that
are clearly discernible in the Southern
firld. Ujtslp a tongue Degan to wag
firtt when Jay Gould visited Memphis
nd dar or to afterward bought
$80,000 of land in tbat ci'y for a depot
for his wrs'ern connections, a usy
after the nurchase the stockholders of
the Memphis and Charleston railroad
met at HuoUville, Ala., ana elected
new directors, adding to the list H. S.
L'bsmberlio, a Chattanooga capitalist,
and reaffirmed a resolution autboriz-
ni tbe directors to extend tbe line
from SteveuEon, Ala., to Chattanooga,
thirty-eight miles. At Chattmorga
it connects with all tbe trains of trie
East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
system. It is now pretty generally
believed that Mr. Gau'd is seeking an
alliance with tbe East Tenneesee
.... 1L . I
VS'em anu ll is moiiKiu mut hid
J . it .1 TI,.
terms nave Bireeoy oeeu muuo. mn
latter in a few days am P' on a
ghtning train from riew lork.wnicn
rlil make the run to Memphis in five
hours less lime than before.
Tha Baliimnre and Ohio r as added
to its Interest by unexpectedly snoop
ing the exprefs franchise of the Queen
and Ureoceilt system on an nn urauciirn
from New Orleans to Cincinnati and
already it ia announced that the
Sauthi-ru Express and the Baltimore
and Ohio will begin a war of rates on
New York expreea matter. The Bal-
troore and Ohio will take charge De
cember 1st. To add to the complica
tion it is repoited that the Louisville
and NashvAle sys'em will begin a war
on the Qneen and uresceni anu atari,
tbe ball by running a through train
from Cincinnati via lviuiBVUie ana
Nashville to Chat'anooga, and will
carry ou the war on all Its branches
and connections.
in eel lag of Iho marlMtoa null-
Ohnttanooga Timet. 12:h: The stock
holders of the MemphtB and Charles
ton railroad held their annnal meet
ing veaterdav at lluntsville, Ata.
Great interest attached to the meeting
(mm the fact that it was anticipated
that important action looking to the
extension of tbe line from Stevenson
rihnttanooga would be taken. Tbe
result of tte meeting seems to indi
cate that fcteps will be taken in the
near future to begin operations, ana u
is only the qnestion of a Urn months
unt'l tbe ex ibion shall be a com,
niHterf fact All the heavy stockhold
ers wore detained at New York by im
portant business, bnt they gave their
certified proxies to Wm. M. Baxter,
a'torney of the rystem, and be was on
hand to represent them. Of the total
2 1 '2.500 chares of the company, 111,112
abates were represented, the following
local stockholders besides tnoee repre
axntmi hv Mr. Baxter being present:
n. White and James B. White, of
Unntavil e: Gen. Jos. Wheeler, L. M.
Poaton.of Memphis; R. H Richards,
of Atlanta", Superintendent Pegram
and II. O. Wilton, treasurer of the
company. The fallowing new
were elected:
Samuel Thomas, New York,
C. K. Utieooa, Llm, 0..
0. M. Mctlhee, Knoiville, Term.,
Simnnl r-hothar, New lork.
uhn T. Mutin, Brooklyn, N. T.,
B. 11. 11. Lyuian, Hrookiyn, N. Y.,
JohnO. McComh.Doliba" Ferry, N. D.,
Naimleon Hill, Memphis, Tenn.
Adjiaon W bite, iluntarille, Ala.,
R. U. Kicherdu, Atlanta, (la.,
11. H. Chamberlain, Chattanooga, Tenn.
J. 0. Neely, Memphis, lenn.,
John (1. Moor, Mew York. i
This is the old board with the ex.
coption of the last thiee, they being
chosen in place oi vice resilient
Fink of the Est Tennessee railway.
Col. McClung and B, A. Williams of
The moi-t s gnificant change in tho
Directory is the eleclion of Capt. II.
S. Chamberlain to the baard, and this
would clearly imply tbat the exten-
s on of the line lrom B.evenaon to
Chattanooga is now a foregone con-
The annual date of the stockhold
ers' meeting was changed to the 1 burs
day after the teoond Wednesday after
.- . m i lT t
the second luesuay in noveuiuer.
of the officers disclosed a most flatter-
ina statement ot business.
President McGhee in his report pre
sented the following exhibit of gross
earnings and operating expenses:
Oiom Eaminut.
From passage $ 430,173 84
From freight 806,107 08
From exprecs 17,3J7 bO
From mail 37,301 04
From miscellaneous 27,519 88
TotaK $1,32319 31
Operating JO'perwrs.
Conducting transport't'ni$ 336,149 78
Motive power 228,803 34
Maintenance of cars. 66,480 28
Maintenance of way 100,190 36
General expenses 111,600 66
Total $ 937,214 40
Net earnings $ 389,814 97
Thers should have been deducted
from tbe operating expenses of last
year the value of iron rails displaced
by steel; there are about $75,000
worth on band. In addMon, the erst
of change of g mge waa f 27,682 90. As
eoropared with thresu ti l operations
of tbe preceding . 'h giops earn
ings show a decrease of $01,870 08, tho
operating exper-nea uecreiee oi ii,
428 73. and tne net earnings an in
rrease of f 118.052 65.
The decrease in revenue from freight
waa 141.720 92, mainly in the cotpa
nv'a local freight business, due to the
effect of two successive short cotton
crops. Tbe local passenger business
shows a large decrease lrom the same
ranan. There was a considerable in
crease In through passenger business.
Th condition of the road has been
greatly improved: twenty -four miles
of steel rails have been laid; there are
nr, win the main line over 201 miles
of steel fails and eeventy-one miles of
Fish bar iron; three miles of aidngs
have been added during tne year,
maklnir thirtv-two miles of side track
Ahnnt 211 miles of road are ballasted
(thirty-eight miles with ronk ba'lastl.
In pursuance ot the com nany's pol
icy to improve its property, a urge
floating debt had iu psat yrara htm
Incurred by It. The debt was secured
hr Rome of the company's matured
hut unnaid CJ lirone. and, owing to
tenipr,raty inability on the part of the
leasee company to iukh care oi it iu
compliance with the terms of the lease,
il, cnid tloatins dtbt had become a
si urce of great emharrasmont to the
MnniDhlB and Charleston Kailrcad
In Mirrch, 1885, some of the holders
of tbe matured ceapons brought suit
avainsttbe Memphis and Ubarieston
Ka lroad Company in the Chancery
Court at Memphis, with the oN?ct ol
forcirg the payment of the debt by the
foreclosure of the compaoy's first
mo:tg4g, so that it became necessary
for members of your bor.rd to Ute their
individual credit in paying off the
claims and in carrying the company's
floatirg debt. Uu-'er these ci'cum
stances your boird deemed it wise to
takes advantage of the redundancy of
the money in the money markers of the
world, and ci toe great demand lor rail
road mortgage binds by selling the
ompany s 1 000,000 secocd aortnage
6perc-ut. bonds, which the stock
holders of the company at the twen
ty-ninth annual meeting had author-
d to De usuea lor paying ou me
company e lloating debt, aj ioib
action the company was relieved ot
its floating debt, the matured coupons
vera canceled and a handsome cash
balance was put in the company's
Your board is giaa to beaoie to
congratulate you on the improvement
in tbe condition of the company a
Another source of congratulation is
to be found in the decision of the
Supreme Court of tbe United States
in the so-called Tennessee bond cases
After a Ions and tedious htieation the
highest court in the land bus decided
in subbtance that the railroads of
Tennessee are not to be forced to pay
tbe same debt twice.
On the 31st day of May. 1E88. the
gauge of your road was changed from
five feet to four feet nine inches.
Since the c'ose of tbe year f r which
this report is made, the basinets il
the company has steadily improved.
There i-i now every prospect ol a good
c itton crop, snd there are indications
of a revival in the genersl business oi
the country. Your Board indulges
the hope thut the Memphis and
Charleston railroad ia about to enter
npon a new era of prosperity, and that
the time Is not far distant when its
stockholders will be in a measure re
warded for their patience and long en
durance by a return upon their in
vestment in the form of a dividend.
Aftur the reading of the report tbe
board adjouined.
Tbe Extension.
The meeting vesterdav did not dis-
cufs the extension for the simple rea
son that the stockholders at tutir
meeting last year
to nroceed to make tbe extension
whenever thev Bsv DroDer. That an
thority was given by tLe following
resolutions, wbieh were adoi-ted by
the meeting wbich was held one year
CoLMcChee offered the following
reeolntinns and stated f iat the time
was drawing near when it would be a
matter of absolute necessity to build
the road frcm Stevenson to Chatta
nooga, and therefore presented these
resolutions, which were read, and on
mntinn. nnsnlmnnslv adooied:
Rttolted. Tbat for the purpose of
raisins the moneys necessary to fully
ennlD its road with motive power and
rolling stock, pay off its floating debt
and complete ltJ road from Stevenson,
Ala., to unauanooga, ienn., me uv
rectors of this company are hereby au
thorized, In their discretion, to leaue
tbe 6 per cent, coupon oonus oi inis
company to an amount not exceeding
two and a half million dollars, payable
tblrtv vears after date, interest paya
ble semi-annually; and secure the
same by the execution of a mortgage
upon all tbe company's property, con
taining such terms and provisions as
they may agree upon.
Ketdved, That under this resolution
said diiectjrs shall have the pawtr
and authority in their diecretion to
eancel the mortgage which was au
thorized by a resolution of the annual
meeting of tbe ctockboicers in Iso
vember. 1883. and retire the bonds se
cured thereby and shall also have
authority to use the proceeds of the
hondaarithorixed for the purpose ex
pressed In tbe res olution pasted at
aaid annual setting in 1883.
Itetohtd, That of the bonds hereby
auihonzjd to dj lsuueil es many muy
be used us mav b ne; esrary to pay off
this company's 11 a'ii k indebt druss
and poy i t t quipmeni aireaay pur
choBLd or contracted for. but not to
exceed 11.000 000; the remainder
thereof are to be issued for the pur
pose of extending the road from
Stevenson to Cbattatonga, end then
only as they may he needed for
the building of such extension and SB
the work progresee?, and equipping
the same when completed.
The stockholders yesterday inform
ally discussed these resolutions, and
their action
and under this authority tbe directors
can proceed with the extension at any
time. The majority ol the directors
are favorable to the extension, and tbe
as a member of the board se's at rest
all further doubt as to the matter. All
surveys have already been made, and
the route bas been located. Tbe board
cf directors will meet in New York in
a few days to organise, and it will then
doubtless bs decided to
The organization of the Trust Com
pany, details of which are given be
low, looks very much as if this organi
sation is made to nrgoiiate tbe new
bonds of the company and put it on a
thoroughly sound basis for pushing
this work vigorously. The company
now pays the Nashville and Chatta
nooga railroad tOO.Ot'O per year for the
nse of its tracks from Stevenson to
Chattanooga. This is 6 per cent, on
$1,000,000. The extension can be
made for a lets figure, and will make
the road thoroughly Independent. It
looka very much like Jay Gould is
about to
with the East Tennessee system at
Memphis. This will increase the
necessity for the extension and will
give Chattanooga an entirely Inde
pendent connection with the West
and can ;e the expenditure of nearly
$1,000,000 in and about our city in the
next eighteen months.
Tw reaaeat- XleeUea Jade
i Moa-tan.
Bybalia, Miss., Journal: We met a
gentleman from South Mississippi on
the train a few days since, who In
formed us that Gen. Chalmers had
presented a petition to Judge Hill of
tbe United States Court, asking for an
injunction and restraining order
against Secretary of State (iovan, to
restrain him from iesnlrg a certificate
of election to Judge Morgan. This,
weenppose, Ib a preliminary step to
ward a contest for the seat in Con
gress to which the people of the Sec
ond IMtlrict of Miasisnppl have just
eleit d Judge Morgan by a very large
majority. Of conrse It will result in
rottiirg except to give employment
for a conp'e of yeers to a defeated pol
itician who has perhaps nothing else
to do. Judge Morgan was fairly and
triumphantly elecUd aud will take his
seat in Congress.
NOVEMBER 14, 1886.
Showing the Operations of the Mili
tary Forces ot the Republic
the Past Tea-.
WAsurieuTON, November 13 Lieu
tenant General Sheridan has sub
mitted to the Secretary of Warn Is an
nual report showing tun operations of
tne military lotcas during tbe patt
year. From the report it appears that
at tbe date of the last returns the army
oi tne unitea states oonauiea ol zlQl
officers and 23,940 men.
Under tbe head of the Division of
the Atlantic, tbe Lieutenant General
eters teelingiy to tbe death of Gen.
Hancock. He eays that no military
operations of importance bave oc
curred in this division during the year.
The recommendations heretofore
made by Gen. Scbofield aud his pre
decessor relative to tbe concentration
at some suitable point of eeveral light
batteries lor timr better lot traction
are renewed, and attention is called to
the fortification and armament of our
aeacoaats lying along tbe Atlantic
ocean. Tbe Lieutenant General says
that while tbe Division of the iliseoari
bas bad no troubles approaching a
condition cf hostilities during the
year, many operations of a minor nat
ure nave been rendered ntcessary to
euppresg predatory raids in Montana
by Indians from one reservation di
rected mainly against Indians of other
reservations to protect tbe Indian
Agxuts frcm the insolence and insub
ordination of their charges, and to se
cure settlers from tbe lawless demands
of roving bands wbo have been per
mitted, on one pretext or another, to
leave their reservations. The adj ust
mnt made with the Cheyennes and
Arsnahoes bv the President through
the medium of the L eutenant Gen
eral in July, 1885, hns ailayed all irri
tation in the Indian Territory, but the
troops in that region have been kept
constantly employed in the preven
tion ot unlawful settlements in tne
Oklahoma country and its invasion by
berders of cattle. Un ess some legisla
tion is bad wbich wi 1 specially fix the
status of the Oklahoma land he fears
its many advantages in the way of
bpautilul landscapes and fertile soil
will prove a continual temptation
to an adventurous population near its
border, which in a short peiiod could
make it a prosperous State. Reports
from the U ntah and Ouray Indian
Agency in Utah, where tbe situation
last winter was threatening, indicates
that the Agent : U now eatisfied and
the Indians have ceastd tbeir inso
lence and appear willing to behave
themselves. In noting the abandon
ment of Fort Fred Steele and Fort
Ellis tbe Lieutenant General says it is
his desire to persuvere in tbe policy of
abandoning small posts that are no
longer usefu'. Under the head of the
Division of tbe Pacific, after alluding
to the preservation of peace by the
prompt arrival of troops at points
where anti-Chinese riots were to ret. t
ened, Lieu'enant General Sheridan
turns his attention to tbe campaign
agninBt Gsrocimo. He states that it
was his idea to remove to Florida the
Indians held as prisoners by Gen
Crook last November, but that he de
ferred euch action npon the recom-
mendations of Gen. Crook and Cap".
Touching the death of Ccpt. Craw
ford, at a time hen negotiations had
beeu opened with the hostile Indians
at their solicitation, with a view of
their surrender, Gen. Sheridan says
' Tbe loss of Captain (Jrawfoid was
much to be res retted, 88 be would, in
my opinion, have at tbat time ter
minated the cruel and bloody atroc
ities which contiuutd thereafter for
manv mouths."
The report then relates in detail the
circumstances attending tbe qualified
Burrorider of Uerouimo to Gen. Crook
UDon terms which were not approved
by the President and the subsequent
ercape of the Chief with twenty war
riors and twelve women. Touching
the relief of uen. (.rook and his re'
plecementby Gen.Miles.Gen.Sheiidan
says it grew out of the fact that Gen.
Crook seemed wedded to the policy of
operating almost exclusively with In
dian scouts, and as his experience was
of great weight, bis policy could not
well be changed witnout nis removal
to another field.
To relieve the department ol em
barrassment. Gen.Cook had requested
to be relieved, and Gen. Miles had
been assigned to the command upon
the recommendation of Gen. Sheridan,
under the fo'lo wing orders:
W18HIKOTOK, April 31, lSHO.
Gea. Nelson A. Allies. Ft. Leavanworth,
The Lieutenant General directs that
en assuming command,of the Depart
ment of Arizona you fix your head
quarters temporarily at or near some
point on the Southern Pacific. He
directs that the greatest care be taken
tonrevent the spread of hostilities
among tha friendly Indians in your
command, and that the most vigorous
operations looking to the destruction
or capture of the hostiles be cease
lessly carried on. He does not wish
to embarrass you by undertaking at
tbis distance to give specific imtrae
tiocs in relation to operations against
the hostiles, but tbat it is deemed ao
vinfthlA to auaffest the necessity of
making active and prominent use of
the regular troops of your command.
It is desired tbat you proceed to
Arizona as soon as practicable.
R. 0. DRUM, Adjutaat Oeuaral.
Merchants Want Cheaper Bate
Nxw York, November 13. Tbe
Rate Committee of the Southern
Railway and Steamboat Association
mt here today. A number of dry
goods merchants were present and
arsued for a concession of rates on
piece gooJe to the South, tbe same as
has been conceded to them by the
Western roads. A large number of
the committee do not seem inclined
to make any reduction or changes in
the rates from New York. Mr.
Haas, of the Richmond and Danville
system, Is in favor of giving tbe mer
chants cheaper rates.
M. Barlheldl Balls far raranee,
Nxw Yoke, November 13. M. Bar
tholdi and Mine. Bartholdi Balled for
France early this morning on tbe
taamahin La Boursogne. Their and
den departure waB in conssquente of
tha illness of Mr. Bartholdi's aged
mother. The other members of the
French delegation who left for home
today were Mong. Daemon, Descbamp
and Napoleon JNey.
Chang; la tbe Bank Statement.
Nxw York. November 13. The
weeklv bank statement shows tbe fol
lowing changes: Reserve. Increass,
t2.53.450: loans, increase, $051,900
specie, increase. $935,200: legal ten
ders. increase. $1,673,400: deposits, in
crease. $1 0(X) (10.1 : circulation, de
crease, $o7, 100. The banks now bold
$7,891,350 in excess of the 25 percent.
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