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wd the amendments of Hie House Committee
on Census. i
• The House then went Into Committee of the
Whole (Mr. Blackburn In the chair) oti the
Legislative, Judicial, ami Executive Appropria
tion bill. ,
Mr. Ellsworth submitted an amendment re
citing some remarks made by Mr. Finley jester-
Ally tn favor of the reduction ot his own salary,
and granting the gentleman leave to receive as
little ot bis salarv as ho saw tit, the surplus of
such salary to go to Die ten most deserving
families In his district. , . ~
Mr. Finley suggested that the surplus should
goto the gentleman offering the amendment.
The amendment was ruled out of order.
The Item m regard to public printing gave
rise to a discussion ot the management of the
Government Printing-Office, Messrs. Calkins
ami Hanna, Fort and Lultroll, eulogizing Su
perintendent Octrees, and alleging that the
reciot Investigation ol that office was a Star-
Chamber Inquiry. The allegation was strenu
ously denied by Mr. Finley. Chairman of the
Committee which conducted the Inquiry.
Mr. Cabell moved to reduce the appropriation
for detecting and bringing to trial persons gull
tv of violating the lulcrnal-Revcnuo law trom
s'loo,ooo to ITS,OOO.
Mr. Durham said It was duo to honest dis
tillers that a sufficient sum should he appro
priated to abolish the moonshiners.
Mr. Davis said the law In regard to detecting
frauda was a dead letter In Chicago and St.
ixmls. Largo whisky corporations owned the
Internal Revenue Collectors, and corruption
was not as much In the distillery as in the de-
Mr. Baker called attention to the fact that
£.700 violators ot the law In the SouthcmStalcs,
who had pleaded guilty, had never suffered Im
prisonment for their fault.
, After some farther discussion, Mr. Cabell's
amendment was rejected.
Mr. Hewitt (Ala.) submitted on amendment
requiring the Marshal or officer making an ar
rest of any person charged with violation of the
Revenue law to carry his prisoners before the
nearest official who is authorized to take ball.
Mr. Throckmorton cited a cose where the
Marshal had brought a prisoner 135 miles, al
though there was a Commissioner near where
he made the arrest, ami Mr. Herbert staled that
a Commissioner sat all lust winter in Mont
gomery Issuing warrants for the arrest of per
sons all over Die Stale, who were carried hun
dreds of miles to Montgomery at great expense
to the Government, amt to .their great Incon
venience and Injury.
Finally the amendment was adopted—yeas,
61; nats, 84
On motion of Mr. Conger, assented to by the
Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations,
the salaries of Genera) Superintendent and As
sistant General Superintendent of the Life-
Saving Service were increased from (3,000 to
$4,000 and from (0,000 to (3,500.
An amendment offered by Mr. Harrison and
advocated by Messrs. Aldrich uml Burchard, of
Illinois, to Increase the eaiarv of the Assistant
•Treasurer at Chicago from (4,000 to (4,500 was
rejected.
After progressing as far as the 55th page of
the bill, the Committee rose and ft simultaneous
struggle took place between those favoring mid
those - opposed to a night session lor business
of the Committee on Public Lauds. The oppo
nents prevailed.
Adjourned.
CASUALTIES.
DROVER KILLED.
/Bteeiai Diepatth t» The Tribune*.
LaSalle, 111., Feb. 12.—Ed Msnfull, a drover
of East Liberty, la., was on bis* way to Chicago
with two car-loads of cattle by the Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. While the
train was halting at the station in this city at
about 9 o’clock this morning ho got upon the
bumpers between two cars to rouse up some of
tbe cattle, and Die train starting with a sudden
jerk be slipped and fell upou tho track. Several
care passed over him, mutilating him horrtoly,
and klllltg him instantly. He was a widower,
about 10 years of age.
DISABLED.
Special Dlnatch to The Tribune
Milwaokbb, Fob. 13.—Locomotive No. 20,
attached to the passenger-train over the Chicago,
Milwaukee & at. Paul Railway which loft Chicago
at 6 o’clock lost evening, became disabled at
Montrose. A connecting-rod broke, knocking off
a brace, which let the steam escape from the
boiler. The engineer, William Clark, was
slightly scalded. Another locomotive was dis
patched from Chicago to null the train through
to Milwaukee. The accident caused a delay of
two and a quarter hours in the arrival ol (Tie
train here.
EASTERN FLOODS.
Meriden, Conn,, Feb. 12.—Floods caused by
the heavy rains have compelled several factories
io stop work.
Norwich, Feb. 13.—'The lee In the Sbotuckct
and Yantlc Rivers broke to-day, and both
streams overflowed their banks, inundating the
'country. The tracks of die New London North*
ern Railroad, were buried for a time under
.huge cukes of ice. Thu wharves and cellars of
this city arc flooded.
Philadelphia, ■ Feb. 12.—The Schuylkill
River rose rabidly last night, mid to-day work
was suspended In the mills at .Manayuuk. in
terior reports 'speak of freshets, and some
alarm. f
SWEPT AWAY.
Bt. Johns! N. B„ Feb. 12.—A gale to-doy
swept away' about 400 feet of the breakwater,
which cost a few years ago $350,000. Damage,
slo*ooo..
/ THE WEATHER.
Omcs OF THIS CHIEF SIONAL Officer,
Washington. D. C., Feb. 18—1 a. m.—lndlca*
lions—For Tennessee and the Ohio Valley, cold
er northerly to westerly winds, rising barometer,
and clear or partly cloudy weather.
For the Lower Lake Region, light snow, fol
lowed by colder partly cloudy weather, southwest
to northeast winds, and slowly ruing barome
ter.
For the Upper Lake Region, decidedly cold
and clear or fair weather, except light snows In
Michigan, rising barometer in the southern and
eastern portions, and northwest to southwest
winds.
For tho Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri
Volleys partly cloudy weather, with possibly
areas of light snow Id Missouri and lowa, north
to west winds, alight changes in temperature,
and rising followed by falling barometer.
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WEST POINT CADETSHIP.
gspffl- r» l)ltpatch to The Tnount.
Bloominotok, 111., Feb. 13.— 0 u the 18lh a
competitive examination Is to bo held at the
Court*Uou»u lo this city to select a candidate
lor a West Point cadetship, und an alternate.
The judges are Dr. Goodbrake, of Clinton: C.
T. James, of Lincoln; Wells Corey, of Mason
City; President ilewett, of Normal; umj I’rcal
. tieui Adams, of Bloomington.
FOREIGN.
Business Paralyzed by the
Existing Strikes in
' Liverpool.
Many Ships Unable to
Unload or Obtain
Crews.
The Transports for the African
Contingent to Fit Out
Elsewhere.
Speech of the Emperor William
at the Opening of the
Reichstag.
Quarantine Established at Al
most Every European
Port.
Some of the Beauties of Bash-Fighting in
.Southern Africa.
GRIfiAT BRITAIN.
the LivEnrooh stiuke.
Ltveopool, Feb. 12.— Trade hero la qnilo
paralyzed by the strike, which has now extend*
cd to carton and the whole body of enrpeu
lefe, some of whom wore already on a strike.
The strike among ,tho sailors has become
more general, nod groot difflenttyfis experi
enced in obtaining crows save at the in
creased rates. Yesterday several fillips were
awaiting crows. It is slated that there are
thlrty.flvo grain-laden ships at Queenstown,
and that the owners do not know where to
send them. Meanwhile, the grain may bo
heating in tbo vessels' holds and rendered
valueless, There arc many reports of
intimidation by dock laborers and oth
ers to prevent men from “ working
nntil ilia dispute is settled. The steamship
Lnalaba, which was to have sailed for the
west coast of Africa Thursday last, has not
yet loft her dock. The aguntn promise the
men protection in the dock, but the men say |
they reqniro protection ontside also. The 1
Canard Company has all its vessels in Hus*
sikson dock, which is inclosed, and has pro
vided within the dock walls accommodation
for tbo men brought from Glasgow. The
local authorities maintain strict supervision
with tho police and military, and none bnt
people on bnslncss aro allowed within the
inclosuro along tho whole line of docks.
There Is to bo another interview to-day be
tween tho Ship-Owners* Committee and a*
deputation from the strikers.
Later— -Tho strikers to-day refused the
old wages and one hoar longer work daily.
Tho proposition of the ship-owners for arbi
tration was also rejected.
LATARD.
London, Feb. 12.—Minister Lnyord is ill
at Constantinople, and will probably come
homo on a furlough.
REINFORCEMENTS.
It Is understood that several regiments
of infantry will leave with artillery for the
Capo,
,AB USUAL.
London, Fob. 12. — Weston .reached Boar
borough this Afternoon, 151 miles behind
time.
THE PLAGUE.
DISAPPEARED.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 12.—Tho epidemic
has Entirely disappeared from Astrakhan.
There have been no cases for several days.
9 RUSSIAN COMPLAINT.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 12.—Complaint is
made of Roumanla's neglect to give notice to
Russia of her precautions against tho plague.
Tho locking of railway carriages containing
Russian officers is considered especially un
friendly and unjustifiable. Roumania claims
that her action is iu accord with measures
adopted by Austria and Germany.
Copenhagen, Feb. 12. —Tho] Folkothing
has voted 41 urgency ” for tho bill instituting
precautions against tho plague.
AUSTRIAN PRECAUTIONS.
Vienna, Fob. 12.—Tho Government will
shortly order tho samo precautions against
Turkey os are in forco against Husain, Tho
navigation of tho Danube will be restricted,
and tho Sullna month closed.
Constantinople, Fob. 12. —Prince Loban
off has authorized measures for tho disinfec
tion at Varna and Bourgas of arrivals from
suspected ports.
FURR FROM THE PLAQUE.
Tho chief medical officer at KavaU declares
(hat tho district is free from the plague, but
slates that malignant typhus pt-uvaiis at
Souccova.
WILL NOT RAVE IT.
London, Fob. 12. —Tho Czar refuses to
permit Houmauia to subject to quarantine
Russian soldiers returning from Turkey.
GERMANY.
TUB EMPEROR'S SPEECH.
Vtl. fin. fteaihi
Berlin, Fob. 11.—The German Reichstag
was to-day opened by tho Emperor William
in person. In his speech from the throne ho
said ho thanked the members for assisting in
the suppression of tho socialist agitation,
and hoped they would continue to support
the Government os far as won necessary for
tho euro of the socialist evil, Hq, announced
tho obolltion of Art. 3 of tho Treaty of
Prague, and referred with pleasure to the
friendly relations with Austria, and the re
sults of tho Berlin Congress, 110 declared
that tho relations between Germany and all
other Powers aro satisfactory’, and that Ger
many would continue Us influence in behalf
of Kuropoan pcaoo.
Tho Emperor referred to tho plague In
Russia. He said the latest reports justify
the hope that the energetic measures of tho
Russian Government will shortly suppress
tho epidemic, when traffic on the frontier
will bo restored on the neighborly fooling
which befits friendly countries.
Referring to thu customs policy of tbo
Government, the Emperor said: “ Our com
merce has tho right to claim that protection
which legislation regarding customs taxes
can afford, and which is afforded, perhaps
beyond what is necessary, in countries with
which wo trade. Sly duty is to preserve the
Gorman market for articles of home produc
tion. We should revert to tho well-tried
principles which wo, in our commercial
policy siuco 1803, have abandoned.
“ Clause 5 of the Treaty of Prague was
abrogated to put nn end to tho uncertainty
of the people of North tiohleswig respecting
their future destiny."
Tho speech closed with the following sen
tence: "The promotion and development
of friendly relations with and among tho
Powers is a task to which should be devoted
tbo great power achieved by German unity."
Begun, Feb. 12.—Among tho measures
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: THURSDAY. FEBRUARY I-I, 1879-TWELVE PAGES.
enumerated in the Emperor's speech is the
Parliamentary-Discipline bill.
Brunswick, Fob. 12. —A Committee of the
Brunswick Diet has made ft report in favor
of the pasange of the Regency bill.
Berlin, Feb. 12.—ThtPrQcrman Tariff
Commission recommend that raw cotton be
exempted from duty, and the duty on bopa
be raised to ten marks per hundred weight.
Tho truth is denied of the statement that
Austria, as the price of the reccuttreftty con
cerning North Schleswig, has nsked Ger
many to support a scheme for tho aunexotion
of Satanic*.
London, Fob. 12.—The Admiralty an
nounces that it has chartered fifteen steam
era to carry troops and supplies to tho
Cape. Thin fleet includes the trnnsnllaulic
steamers Egypt, Franco, Spain, Russia,
England. Chinn, Olympus, Palmyra, and
City of Paris.
THE WORK OF FITTING OUT.
Liverpool, Feb. 12.—Tho steamers char
tered to carry tho troops to South Africa
will bo fitted out at some other port on ac
count of the labor strike. Tho owners on
gage to have tho steamers ready for sea
within a week. .
Br.nuN, Fob. 12,—1t is reported that Goa.
Toddlobou on Tuesday ordered four regi
ments to march toward Arnblnbia. It is
feared that unless the Powers declare the mat
ter ono of European interest a collision is
inevitable. Germany and Italy advise Ron
mania to evacuate Arabntnbia. The other
Powers are disposed to concur in this advice,
with a view to the maintenance of European
concert.
Paris, Fob. 12.—The dlsoussion by the
Bureau on the Amnesty bill introduced iu
the Chamber of Deputies to-dny was fixed
for Thursday. The Rappel revives tho de
mand for tho impeachmout of the Broglie
Ministry, which, apparently the Amnesty
bill, as finally submitted to tho Chambers,
docs not forbid.
Paris, Fob. 12.—Princess Caroline, widow
of Prince Luolen Murat, is dead.
Vienna, Feb, 12. —1 tis said that tho Min
istry has been reconstructed with Slremayr
as Minister-President of Council and Coant
Taeffo Minister of tho Interior. Prince
Ancrsperg, the present Premier, and Min
ister Unger will retire. Tho other Ministers
remain.
Madrid, Feb. 12.—A letter from Tangier,
Morocco, says tbe Governor of Fez has taken
refuge in tho sanctuary to escape tho popu
lace, who have risen against him.
Tho Sullnu has hnd a stroke of paralysis.
Anarchy reigns throughout the Empire.
Chicago, Feb. 12.—Tho terrible disaster that
has befallen tho British forces In South Africa
must have been expected by any one Slot ojr-
Dressed by overweening confidence In UiO ability
of the British to qucil any savage uprising.
There are three good reasons for this defeat,
and unless these causes of defeat are guarded
against this massacre will not go down into bis*
tory as a solitary instance of Cudro skill In
lighting. Firstly, the regular troops employed
had no notion of the kind of warfare to bo on*
caged In. Secondly, the nature of the country;
and, lastly, the physical power, endurance, and
courage of Ihc foe.
The Zulus thirty years ago gave the English
terrible trouble, and it was only after continued
checks and repulses that the troops and their
commanders acquired the art of bush-llzhting,
ami outplayed the Catllrs at their own game.
Small commands were cut oil nud wiped out,
supply trains were surprised and captured, and
from every rock, bush, and grass paten the
deadly assegai
DARTED ON THE UNWARY REDCOAT,
DENMARK.
til) experience taught him to fight with his
eyes and his entire seven senses, instead of with
his weapons only. Ultimately tho Zulu chief
tains appreciated the hopelessness of tho strug
gle, and submitted to circumstances with a
good prate that has controlled them until now.
Even now the Dutch Boers and not the English
are the casus and the British have become
DISINFECTION
TUB 11EOENCV BIT.L.
TARIFF nECOM.'JEN’DATIOK.
DENIED.
SOUTH AFRICA.
TRANSPORT-STEAMRIIB CHARTERED.
ROUMANIA.
THE DISPUTED TOWN.
FRANCIS.
THE AMNESTY DILL.
DIED.
AUSTRIA.
RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MINISTRY.
MOROCCO.
ANARCH! PREVAILS.
BITSH-TI OUTING.
THE TROUBLE IN ZULU LAND.
To the Mltor cj The Tribune.
their toes because they determined to have no
fighting In their neighborhood which they did
nut control.
From experience, I know what the South
African "bush” Is, I know how impossible it
will be for regular troops, acting according to
civilized Ideas to Ci>po with tho savage in
habitants of this “bush." The ground, either
flat or biokcn, Is closely dotted over with
clumps or single bushes from eight to twelve
feet high, of dei.se undergrowth. Nearly every
where Is coarse grass, from three to five and six
feet high, through which the lissom CaQlr
will
CRAWt. MKB A BNARB WITHOUT
making a stir, save to the experienced eye.
Within half a mile, no?, within 100 yards, may
lurk 10,000 well-armed savages, and no one
Know It till the deadly shower of assegais give
warning that the foe is somewhere obout.
Then again thu focman is one of One pro
portions, and, man for man, shorn of all garni
ture, la tho c(iual of Ills wiilto antagonist. But
In these hushes and wilds he Is Infinitely his
superior, even if not armed with the latest pat
tern of modern lirm'h-luiidlmr rifle. To begin
with, he Is to the maimer horn, knows how to
take udvonloiro of every bush, and stone, mid
tuft of grata to eurflrlso his enemy, travels
light, without pack or heavy nccomrcim-nts, car.
endure Ihu burning bout, and Is as well armed.
This latter may scum paradoxical, but such Is a
(act. In this close " bush " an assegai Isas
good a weapon as a Martini rifle, and a shot
gun loaded with slues or buckshot Infinitely
more so. None of thu shots are at lung range,
and all tho lighting Is very little removed from
hund-to-luml. la such a conflict a Oallir who
can hurl un assegai and transits his man at Ally
yards
1* AT MO DISADVANTAGE
with the boat-armed foctnao, except that ho
must stand up to do so.
Tlio beat weapons for bush-shoollng would bo
double-barreled, brcedi-loadlng nmooth bores,
tu one barrel a bullet, In the other a charge o(
buckshot, for (hero mlitht be hnlf-a dozen Cuf*
lira behind uuu bush, und the buckshot would
tk-klu mum than otic probably.
To successfully cope with tiie Cufllrs tbo En
glish troops must drop tbo il tactics” mid learu
every Incumbrance excont a ration and aimnu
nllion behind him with the supply-train, lie
must lean) to make through the bush, und
shoot for the ripple In the lung gross. ilu must
leurn tu uso his discipline In routing tbo savage
when ho la found, but to drop even thing but
the direction of his utmost acuteness till the
ouerav la found.
Artillery Is ot little tire, und cavalry little
more, what Is wanted is something ou the
Austrian plan, where two men are supplied with
uue horse, and uu Journeys the lout soldier is
ÜBLIBVBU or BVEIIYTUINO
but his rifle and ammunition, und bv holding on
to a strap Just back of the stirrup can case him*
self materially, und make long and rapid
marches. Such a force, ably commanded by ex*
purletu-ed hunters who know something of
Cullir tricks, und supported by a strung column
ol regular troops to routu Um enemy from In*
trenched positions, would, I believe, sooner end
the war than the pouring iutu the country of
50,000 regulars. A. 11, 11.
OUll STINKS.
The Joliet People Still Sniffing
and Kicking at Them.
And in Solemn Convention AB
somblcil Pour Out Xliclr
Grievances. .
A Committee Appointed to Con
fer with the Chicago
Authorities.
ftjrcfal Dftpateh to Die TVlSune.
Joust, JR.. Feb. 12.—The Canal Convention
held In this city this afternoon mot in the
Mayor's office. Delegations were present from
a number of towns ami cities, and Chicago’s
stink distributor and means for abating the
nuisance- were thoroughly discussed. There
wes but one opinion In regard to the necessity
of some action for the rsllcf of the ncoole from
Lcraont to Peoria, and that such action should
bo taken Immediately.
Mayor Elwood made a brief statement of the
causes which led to the callineof the meeting,
and read a communication from Bupt
Thomas in which he regretted his Inability to
attend, and tendered the gentlemen the control
of the canal for the purpose of making any ex
periments they might wish to make by raising
or lowering the waste gates for ony length of
Unto they desired. In conclusion, Mayor El
wood suggested that the gentlemen present ac
cent the lender and adjourn to Lockport.
Mayor Lynch, of Ottawa, said that the first
thtog was, to ascertain the cause and next
find a remedy, and that as Chicago was clearly
the prime cause of the stench, It was her duty
to provide the remedy. It was the province of
those who wore annoyed to suggest the remedy,
and It was certain lhatthc Cltyof Chlcnuowould
take no notice of our suggestions unless they
were the opinions of competent persons,—
persons whoso opinions would carry weight with
them. State Engineer Jenno Is reported ns
favoring the widening of the canal as the only
practical remedy, but the speaker thought that
as this was only rendered necessary to make
additional sewerage for Chicago, It would never
receive the legislative sanction. County Bur*
veyer Malthowson was then asked his
opinion ns to whether, if all obstruc
tions were removed, that is, If the canal
was allowed to run ’free at Lockoort,
If thcslcoch would rcmalnunbcarable, which ho
answered In the negative, and In this respect ho
differed from Bupt. Thomas. Mayor Lynch
would recommend that Norton’s contract bo
canceled, and that the City of Chicago bo called
upon to pay the damages. Ho thought that
150.000 would pay them.'
Mr. Singer, of Lcmont, said thatwhbn tho
canal was first opened tho water was com
paratively pure, but has continued to grow
worse ever since, owing to Chicago’s Increase In
population and the turning of the sewers into
tho canal.
8. B. Reed thought that Chicago should take
care of her filth with an Independent sewer,
twenty-eight miles long, and a fallof fifteen feet
in that distance, which would give a current of
four miles per hour.'
Mr. Singer said that Chicago had sent several
Smelling Committees Into Its 'suburbs, and
wherever they found a stink tiicy had compelled
tho author to provide a remedy, and now that
we wore able to point to an odor of their own
concocting Uicy should bo willing to take their
own medicine, lie, however, favored, on gen
eral principles, the enlargement of the canal to
100 lect In width and eight feet in depth. This
would Involve on expense probably of $12,000,-
000, provided there wero no stealings. Long
John told him Tuesday morning that ho would
admit that tho canal caused a very loud smell,
und asked, “ What are you going to do about
ItP» Wentworth (urlticr volunteered tho In
formation that tho slink was by no means an
unhealthy one. It was entirely free from de
cayed animal substance, and thcro was nothing
bad about tlint.
At this point Movor Elwood called for on or-
gnnizatlon, uml nominated Mayor Lynch, ol
Ottawn, for Chairman, which motion was car
ried. Mr. Ed. Sanford, of Morris, was chosen
Secretary, ami Uio Convention then proceeded
to business. A number of suggestions were
made, ami were quite generally discussed.
After some additional remarks from Mr.
Simrer, In which bo said and ho apprehended
that Chicago would not realise the extent ami
Importance of this canal movement unilltho
people of this section marched up to the line of
Cook County and there pul In n barrier. The
only other tiitmr to do was to face the situation
ami keen up the agitation until relief should bo
obtained. The following persons wore appointed
as a committee to confer with the Chicago
authorities: _
Lemont—ll. M. Singer, J. B. Hood, and Dr.
W. I*, Fierce. • .
Lockoort—A. J. Mathewsoo, George Ooylord,
George Wlghtman. John L. Norton, (Jeorgo
Lynn, and Isaac Nones.
Joliet—Mavor Ehvood, B. B. Reed. O. B.
Gamer, W. fl. Brooks, F. W. Woodruff. 11. N.
Marsh, C. Knowltuu, Otis Hardy. Adam Corn
stock, il. 8. Carpenter, William Davidson, T. A.
Mason, and E. Forter.
Chanuahon—J. N. Frever.
Troy—M. Truby nnd J. 11. Vane.
Morris—Mayor Antis. L. W. Claypole, Judge
Grunt, 11. Fay, and E.onndford.
Seneca—A. Voicht and G. C. Griswold.
Marseilles—A. Bruce and E. 11. Spicer.
Ottawa—Andrew Lynch, Charles Blanchard,
Wmiurn Ilf'd l'C'. -mi John K. Noah.
Utica—John Clark.
LaSalle—ma.or uancan nml G.L. Blanchord.
I’eru—John Beyer and T. D. Brewster.
The Mayor of I'eorla Is to bo requested to
send a delegation to represent that city and act
with the above Committee.
The proposition of Supl. Thomas to keep
the gules at Lockpurl open night and day fyr a
week was accepted, and observations are to be
made of the quantity and quality of the water
drainage.
The Committee will meet the Chicago authori
ties at the Grand Faclllc on the 10th lust.
SUICIDE.
Sprcinl Pietxttrh In The Tribune.
Oauima, 11)., Feb. 12.—John Newcomb, a well
known citizen of Durllngtjn, Wls., aged 10
years, committed suicide on Monday afternoon
by cuttldiLhls throat with a nocket-knlie In the
barn of tH4 late C. K. Fcrrln, nnd died yesterday
morning. For some unaccountable reason Ihb
tragedy lias been hushed up by the friends of
deceased.
.San Fiuncisco, Mb, 13.—At Eureka. Ncv.,
this afternoon, L. C. Anderson, in a drunken
Irenzv, set liro to (ho hbusonf Mrs. Uemns, uml,
standing In (he front door with a razor, throat*
cued death to all who approached, 110 was
overpowered, but not until ho had cut his own
throat, dying in u few mimitea.
THAT GROUNDLESS SCARE.
Bdfi'Ai.o, Feb. 19.—1 n consequence of tho
Order in Council of tho Canadian Government,
American ealtlo consigned hore via Canada
roads will be twelve to twenty hours behind
time, owing to tho rcshlpment necessary at
Detroit. Dealers oro bitter against tho over*
zealousness of thu Canadian oflldals. No ex*
porters on the market this week, although con
siderable stock sulla'do to their wants was oh
sale. Dealers generally anticipate liltlo further
trouble iu exports.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
Bpeetat Dispatch IA r*s TVfMtns.
Watbiituwn, Wls., Feb. 19. At the session
of thu (iraud Lodge of Knights of Pythias,
held this evening, thu following odlccrs of tho
Gram) Lodge were elected fur the ensuing year:
G. C., H. M. Kutchin, of Fond du Lac; 0. V.
C.. Mr. Morrow, of Sparta; G. I'., K. 8. Duck,
or Oshkosh; G. K. U. and 8., C. A. Curtiss, of
Milwaukee; 0. M. of E., (All. flwcellond, of
Milwaukee; Supreme Representative, Jones, of
Juneau.
THE UNDERWRITERS.
Boston, Feb. 19.— The Fire-Underwriters*
Committee will recommend an average increase
in rates of about 95 per cent. They divide the
risks into three classes: Forty cents, which in
clude a very limited number of lines of goods In
bulk out inflammable iu thcmselvea or liable to
combustion in an ordinary Are; 50 cents, In
cluding tho bulk of risks on mercantile prot>*
erlyj and 00 cents to (1.50, to include light
pood#, broken stocks, and open lets of goods of
extra hazardous nature.
Cincinnati, Fob. 12.—The annual meeting of
the Ohio State Association of Umlcrwrltorswas
held In this city to-day. President J. A. Waters,
of Cleveland, delivered the address. The Com
mittee on Water Supuly recommended that Mr.
Vance’s report to the Northwestern Association
bu adopted as applied to Ohio. The Howland
bill will bo the special business this afternoon.
PETER COOPER.
The Venerable Philanthropist Made a Doctor
of T,nni hy the University of Now York—
Celehmtloii'or Ills Eighty-ninth Birthday*
Anw.ol Plwatrh to The Tribune.
New Yohk, Feb. 10.—A largo number of dis
tinguished guests filled the parlors of Abrntn S.
Hewitt’s residence this evening on the celebra
tion of the SOlh birthday anniversary of the
venerable Peter Cooper. Among the notable
gentlemen present were the lions. William M.
Evarts, Thurlow Weed, Ucorgo W. Curtis, Sam
uel J. Tltden, Mayor Cooper, Joseph H. Choate,
David Dudley Field, the Rev. Dr. Bel
lows, D. D., Prof. Theodore Dwight, and
Prof. Barnard The event of the even
ing was the presentation to Mr.
Cooper of the diploma and honorary degree of
Doctor of Laws by the Regents of the Universi
ty of the Stale of New York. Chancellor Ben
edict made the address of presentation, In which
ho announced that the guest of the evening,
having arrived at Die ago of 80 years, this occa
sion was deemed a fitting opportunity by the
Board of Regents to cohfcr upon him the degree
they had so long been desirous of Investing
him with, not so much, perhaps, for
bis scholarly attainments as for the dignified
and philanthropic position to which he had been
exalted by his own efforts after a long life of
laborious exertion and good deeds, In founding
an Institution of learning for the common peo
ple of Now York, and putting it upou a basis
which could permanently endure when ho had
passed away. Such an example of munifi
cence Icould only have been furnished by
ono wno had a long and successtul busi
ness life, and such forethought and liberality
could only come from ono who was naturally
finely endowed and deeply Interested hi the
welfare of mankind through the diffusion of
knowledge, the advancement of learning, and
the progress of the liberal arts and sciences
among the masses of the people. The Secre
tary of the Board of Regents then read the
resolution of the Board conferring upon Mr.
Cooper the honorary degree of LL.I). Mr.
Cooper accepted the degree with brief remarks,
and pleasant succchcs were made by the more
distinguished guests.
A DESERTER, WIFE.
SheDting* Butt to Mnko tho Man Who Mar
ried Her I’ay for tho Luxury of a Second
nud Younger Spouse.
Special liupateh to The Tribune.
CmorsifATi, 0., Fob. 12.—A singular caso was
called to-dav in the Common Pleuso Court at
Tiffin, In this State, it being a suit for damages
by one woman against another for seduction.
The olalntlK is Mrs. Anna Benoy, a former wife
of Judge Ucorpc E. Benoy, one of the well
known lawyers of Ohio, mid author of ‘‘Seney's
Civil Code." The defendant Is a young woman
named Walker, who sunplantcd Mrs. Benoy In
the affections of her husband, and Is now
married to the Judge. The damages sought
to bo recovered aro SIO,OOO. The crowd In the
court-room upon the opening of the case to-day
Ailed every nlch of space, and among the audi
ence were many ladles. In presenting the case
to tho jury, Mrs. Bency’s attorneys cave a his
tory of the fondness between Judge Bcncy and
Miss Walker, which had been manifesting Itself
for the past six years, the details of which could
bo proven by unimpeachable witnesses. Tho
defense argued that the trouble dll grew out of
tho Inventions of scandal-mongers, who
poisoned Mrs. Benny's mind against her
over-indulgent husband. Tho argument
made a strong Impression. Mrs. Beucy,
the first witness called, stated that she was mar
ried to Judge Benoy In 1833, and thcr lived hap
pily together until the defendant came across
their path. Mrs. BenoV was very Intimate with
Miss Walker until sin* found she was undermin
ing thu aJTcetlons of her husband. At this
point the prosecution was Interrupted by ex-
Judge Pillars, who mado a lengthy argument
on a motion to dismiss the ease, claiming that
one woman cannot lawfully sue another for
seduction. Both sides are represented by able
counsel, and tho case is attrnctlug much atten
tion.
THE SPRAGUES.
Litigation Concerning the i’roperty That
Onco llolonged to This Family.
Sptcinl JUepaleh to 77, e Tribune.
JJBoston, Feb. 12.— The trial of a celebrated case
was begun in the United States Circuit Court to
day, which has been pending about four years,
and which involves the disposition of upward of
$5,000,000. Action Is brought hy William 6.
ilnyt, of New York, against Amnsa SprugmJ,
William Sprague, Fanny Sprague, Mary
Sprague, the A. * W. Sprague Manufacturing
Company, nml' Zacharlah Chaffee, as Trustee
of the Company, to recover his mother's share
in the estate of Amasa Sprague, the elder, who
died intestate. The ease was argued boforoJudgo
Sbepley, in 187 T, but, at the time of htsdealh, no
decision had been rendered, nnd It is now to bo
heard. The principal points of the case are as
follows: In 1845 Amasa Sprague, (lie older,
was murdered at his homo In Warwick, U. 1.,
and, being intestate, bis wife, Fanny Sprague,
was appointed Administratrix, ntld the plaintiff
alleges that she failed to Ulu any account of her
settlement of the estate. Amasa Sprague was
the senior partner In the A. A W. Sprague
Manufacturing Company, and William
Sprague, the elder, then United States
Senator, resigned his position, nnd, re
turning home, carried on the business of
the Company under (he old name. Thirteen
years later he took Into partnership his nephews,
William and Amnsa, suns of his deceased Broth
er, uml his own son, Uyron. The new (irm car
ried on the business ot the moimfaeiuroof cot
ton prints under the old name, ami using the
assets of the tlrst firm without rendering any
occountlo the heirs of Amasa, dr. Susan Sprague,
daughter of Amasa Sprague, Si, married one
Edwin Uoyt, and died Intestate in 1855. She
left four children,—Sarah, Susan S., William S.,
and Edwin,—who now bring this suit to recover
from the nankrunt corporations, the A. & W.
Sprague Manufacturing Company and the tjuld
uick Company, the share of iLc elder Amasa
Sprague’s properly to which tliflr mother was
the rightful heir.
REPORTED CONSOLIDATION.
New Yohk, Feb. 13.—A special from Lbndon
says: “The Erie Hallway Company has leased
Die Atlantic & Great Western Railroad, the
Erie guaranteeing tho interest on seven million'
of thu Atlantic & Great Western bonds, and
making an equal division of tho not earnings of
tho Atlantic A Great Western Road. This gives
tho Grlo a perfect connection to Chicago."
New Yohk, Foh, 19. Klcrmm's News Asren
cy bus a dispatch that the Erie and tho Atlantic
& Great Western Railways are consolidated,
President Jewett's propositions having been
accepted by tho latter Cumpaiiv. ,
SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
.tprrtat Disputed (a 17u Trlßuns.
SntiNOPtBLD, 111., Feb. 19.— The City Council
sumo time Alice directed Town-Collector Hodges
to give additional bonds. Having declined to
dose, tho Council to-night declared hlsoitlco
vacant, uhd appointed Henry 0. Watson as Col*
lector. Hodges' rclnovsl ctcw out of tho tact
that he has refused to receive tho cerllfleales Is
sued bv the city to those who have paid taxes
Illegally collected.
An Ecclesiastical Scandal.
The details of what Is either an ecclesiastical
scandal or a detestable calumny are recited in
the Faria dispatches of the Loudon JJaiy AVuv,
Monsigoor Maret, au Italian Bishop iu parUbui,
Private Chamberlain of the Fopc, Apostolical
Missionary, llutiuraty Canon of the Dioceses of
Alien, Bordeaux, and Coutouccs, uud Hector
Coadjutor of Vesioet, near tit. Germain, has
been arrested at his house, and is iu prison at
Versailles on a charge of assaulting a little girl
of 11 in the sacristy. Ho bad been promoted to
Vestuet from Bouclvall, where the gallantry of
bis manners had been a cause of Ironical whis
pering*. Hero soundal became mure active iu
dealing with his reputation, and charges sttnllar
to those ogalust Father Acbilll were rumored
agaluit Uim. The parilcdlul ouv which led Id
hlft nrrfftt was the subject of deliberation at a
special meeting of Urn Town Council, which tho
A nror convoked in haste on receiving an accusA-
lion from flic motlirr of tlm victim. It Was
agreed to inform tbo Public Prosecutor of Wliftt
had happened, and in the meantime the popu
lation of Vcstncl surrounded tlm noitso and
threatened (o lynch Monslctnor. Gendarmes at
once protected him from pnmtlnr indignation,
and prevented him from escaping, for ho had
packed his trunks and was ready to decamp
when the law odlccrs arrived from Versailles.
A summary Inquiry convinced them that a case
for committal hun been tnndu out. The Homan
llishup was arrested, inndo to march between
zemlormcs, in oulscopal costume, from his
douse to the rnltwnr station, nhd ho was hooted
and even most Improperly snowballed by tho
villagers. »
FATHER KUNDIO.
The Vicar-Genera! of Milwaukee RtrlekCn
with Paralysis.
Jftjrrlfi! nimahh ta Th» THbunt.
Milwaukee, Feb. 19.—Tho Catholic popula
tion of this city wore startled title afternoon by
the announcement that the Rev. Martin Kundlg,
of Milwaukee, bad been stricken
with paralysis, and wok not expected to survivo.
The occurrence took place about 1 o'clock. The
Vicar-General bad catca a hearty dinner, and,
on leaving the table, remarked to tho company
present that bo felt remarkably well,—ln fact,
had not felt better In many years. Half an hour
Inltr ho was prostrated wltft paralysis, and car
ried to his room In a state ot insensibility. Tile
most skillful physicians of tho city wore prompt
ly called to attcud him, and. through tbetr ef
forts, ho Is reported somewhat better to-night,
although bis ttdvancfcd a ire—7l years—scorns to
preclude tho possibility of ultimate recovery.
Father Kundlg was both In tho Canton of Qrau
huuden, Switzerland, In 1803, and ’studied for
the priesthood, in company with Archbishop
llennl, ot St. (Jullcii mid Lucerne. Upon gradu
ating ho visited Homo with Jlcnnl, mid, while
there, both were persuaded by Bishop Fenwick
to came to America. They lauded at Baltimore
in 1830; then, after.a brief preparation at a
seminars 1 at Bordstown, Ky., their ordination
followed. After performing spiritual labor at
Canton. 0., Father Kundlg followed the
tide of Immigration westward, and located
at Detroit, wltorc Ida self-sacrificing
labors during the cholera epidemic In 18W are
still remembered by old residents. From De
troit Father Klitullg came to Milwaukee, in
1819, and hero ho has labored ever since, with
whnt degree of success the growth of tho Cath
olic Church In numbers ami wealth amply testi
fies. lie has served m tho capacity of Vlcar-
Gcnornl now fully fifteen years. Archbishop
Hcnnl has been ill for several days, but is rap
idly convalescing.
coi. it LAIR.
Ills Court-Martial Drags to Light a Casa of
Great Hardship—Tho Harsh Sentence of
n " Strong " Court*
Npi'drit tilwaleh to The Tribuna.
New York, Feb. 12.—The Islalr court-martial
made slow progress to-day. Col. O. L. Shep-
herd, wjio was the Colonel of the Fifteenth In
fantry In 1883, when Capt. Dlnlr wos First
Lieutenant, was examined. Col. Shepherd
served In the Mexican War, rose to the rank
of Colonel by his bravery la tho Rebellion, and
In 1871 was retired with tho brevet <rank of
Brigadier-Genera!. He wont Into business, ami,
when the fund for tbo soldiers' monument was
raised In Rhode Island, became Us Treasurer.
His business went down with n crash soon after,
ami (n his losses were Involved tho fund
0f,|30,000. Tho Government court-martialed
ami sentenced him td one year's Imprisonment,
uml to restore the $30,000. That sentence he Is
now serving on Bcdloc'fi Island. The possibili
ties of rplstng tho money aro small compared
with those of spending the balance ot bis
years In a military prison. Col. Shepherd
testified that ho promoted tho accused
officer from tho rank ot First Lieutenant to
that of Regimental Quartermaster. “What
was his character at that time?" asked Gen.
McMahon. “Ilia record os an officer was very
fine, and as a gentleman I never heard any al
lusion against him. If ho had not been
a good officer 1 would not have
promoted him.” The copy of tho marriage cer
tificate between ThoroasvNlchoil and Aim fialllo
was then offered as proving tho charge of bigs
mv against Cape. Blair. Tho defense objected
to'its admission, and a long argument followed.
The Court decided to receive tho copy as proof
of a record of the marriage, but not of the mar
riage Itself.
MEMPHIS.
One of tho Erfcols of tho Yellow Fever—A
Whole City Bankrupt.
Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 12.—Judge Baxter, ot
tho United States Circuit Court, Unlay appoint
ed Thomas J. Latham Receiver to take charge
of tho effects oCaUjo late Olty.of Memphis, In
cluding taxes unpaid, amounting to nearly
$3,000,000, with power to sue, collect In any
way, by garnishment or otherwise. All credit
ors aro ordered to come In, make themselves
parties, and file claims on or before the third
Mandarin May next. The appointment Was
mode on a bill filed by Myers A Sneed, attor
neys, representing nearly $2,000,000 of claims
against the city. Other creditors Imyocopsoll
dated their causes, making a total exceeding
$2,500,000. •
PENSIONS.
Toledo, Feb. 12.—At a meeting of the ox
soldiers of Toledo ami vicinity, held at the
Giiiml Army headquarters to-night, Gon. J. R.
ShCrWoud was decked Chairman und Col.
Albert Moore Secretary, and the following reso
lutions wero unanimously adopted:
Jiesolted, By this meeting of tho ox-sotdlera of
(ho Republic at Toledo. 0., calico fur tho purpose,
that lliu lloußo Committee on Pensions aro respect
fullr tmt earnestly urged lo immediately report
Mr. Shalleiihoreer’i House bill No. U, 524, Increas
ing pensions in certain canes.
lleiotctd. That a cony or this roaolutlon bo for
warded to tho Committee on I'onsloua In tbo House
of Representatives.
PLEURO-PNEUMONIA.
New York, Feb. 12.—The extensive cow
stables at Dllssvlllc, L. 1., where the pleuro
pneumonia exists, are slrotmly quarantined by
order ot The milk of Uicso and
other cows dlstlllcry-fed Is destroyed by the
Health Officers wherever found. Some venders
wore fined to-day lu tho Police Courts. Tho
Legislature has Voted fIO.DOOto aid In delecting
and stamping out Die plcuro-pneuraonla.
STAY OF PROCEEDINGS.
New Tour, Feb. 13.—1 n tho salt of Uie Unit
ed States acalnst Benjamin 11. Hutton ct id. to
recover duties amounting to 9120,000, Judge
Choate to-day, on application of defendants,
entitled a stay of proceedings Until tho Collector
shall exhibit the papers in the case. The Judge
holds that Urn Custont-Uouso papers In such
cases sro private records in a public ofilco In
which the merchants have an interest, which
should secure them access thereto under the
proper restriction. ”
OCEAN STEAMSHIP NEWS.
New York, Feb. 19.—Arrived, Wyoming,
from Liverpool; Bolivia, front Glasgow; Capel
in, mid Alsatla, from London.
London, Fob. 13.—The Bavarian, from Bos
ton; Severn and California, from How York,
have arrived out.
LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY.
New York, Feb. |3. —'Tho seventieth anni
versary of the birthday ot Abraham Lincoln w&s
Celebrated to-night by Uie Llucolu Club. Their
rooms were crowded.
AN EMPHATIC DENIAL.
Louisville. Ky., Fed. 13.—A CourfasTourmi!
correspondent sent to Memphis to Investigate
the reports of yellow fever there telegraphs su
omphalic denial of its existence.
OBITUARY.
PniLADBLPfIUi Feb. 13.—Edward U. Thomp
son, retired Commodore of tho United States
navy, died this mornlmr.
GEN. SHERMAN.
Jaossoktillßi Fin., Fob. 19.—Qeo. Bbormno
will bo QlTea a recepllou to-morrow.
VIRGINIA FINANCES.
Riouuojd, Feb, ri-'nio Committee his de
cided to submit to the General Assembly with
out recommendation the renewed proposition
ol the American uud English Funding Assoc-Ja-
lorn. It Is that Ilia debt be
mrahlo In forty yonrs, ami bearlnS i?,l" kondi
Winds: n per cent tor ten yean, t 11
dctlty years, and G per rent for tm, - Pr ceot let
Oomniltloo asked tbo represents::*,, lw, ‘. Th s
Flindlmr Associations to sbna p i ', " tin
tlielr principals to .llschar ™tl .Tol!
they propose. 10 otJlJ eaiioni
I’OISON IN TlllUllLit-CAN.
Slnrtllnit Itcpnrlß n lO c „ m , |n ..
IHIb.vIII. (li. I.) Untrjr Slnliig. .1 v .V' 1 '
«'««" In nnr cltniuil Cnmmunli... ni *-
r/iw )■»«.
B«iill.r,-Sll(iCrlhteuil«nt It.,morn, u n .
(he Brookljn Bonn! of llcnllli, vciltrt ‘ ’ ?’
mlllcil tho following startling r CDOtI
Board, acllloE forth tho terrilrto condition «r 5*
caw-otoblu Tlallod and Inancctcd hr him
of tho consulting veterinary suracm, TP'
Health Department, at Bllisvlllc I r h ‘
Tluirsdar lost: ■
"DnooKl.rir, Feb. 7.— lLA.Lafri™ ... :
Sin; In company with Dr. AlftM'ftj?”’'
suiting veterinary Burgeon, t visited ™
Inst., tho cow alablca connected with
tlllcry of Messrs. Oatt, Flolscbi, a Sn * “ : ‘-
Dllssvllle, Queens County. 1™
which Consulting Vcterlnnrv.Surgeun'Tlll M
made on the 95th of January, and iw £ «,
which was briefly reported by mo toihTni 1 "
of Health on Iho 23th of the samoinonm
incomolcto, as ho woo rcguc.BtTfi' ’M
stables before ho had .examined tlii fflj
thoroughly. Our visit on the stti lost IS
with tho obtoct of giving more llmo to®
spectlon of tho animals than Mr. .Mrl.eaif
allowed to give, and to ascertain If ilUmmI 11
prevalent, as he Inferred from Ids brief™?
Although these stables are entirely baton* »
Jurisdiction, yot their
makes it very Important that we should h*S?
nlzaut ot tnclr condition, lost uSte
mUk and diseased meat irom them shoffi!
sold within our city limits. m
-“The number Of cows said to he theta at it.,
time of our visit was about 800. We found ih.«
In wooden stables, tu stalls vnrylntr In
from thirty-seven to forty-two inches iilii;
tho head with ropes of suiUclcnt'? e ' n M
permit them to lie down. The stables nnh
rows of fifteen, with just room enough beiVJw
the heads ot thcanhnals for onu to pass! IS! *
behind I hem was a wider space, in which IsiiTu
the excrement and urine, and from which it».
removed by brooms. Jn front o f each row *«
a trough containing distillery swill at a temS
ature of 109 degrees Fahrenheit. These trouehi
are connected with largo tanks and arc sown,
trived that by pulling a slide Hus swill mb*
admitted to them. The ventilation and lta£
lott of the stables are provided by the doom
When these are closed, os they were in lotus
parts of tho stable, tho Ulterior Is dark 'Th*
moment we entered tho stables we heard the
cowa coughing, and during our entire star then
was hardly a moment when a couch vu
not hoard. The animals were constantly«.
polling their waste, tho nature of the *wlii bo
Ing to stimulate tho kidneys and largely tola
urease their secretion, and also to render da
faJccs VCry soft, Indeed almost liquid. It *ll
Impossible In walking'between the row* to
capo being spattered from head to foot with
this filth, it Is not Impossible, In my opinion,
fur these cows to be milked without sorno of
their excrement llndlng Its way into the milk,
while the continual sweeping of the fllth mail
Impregnate tho atmosphere of the stable with
cxcrorahrt to such a degree as to affect the milk
injuriously, oven though It were from oerfoctlr
healthy animals and removed from tho sublet
as soon as milked from the cow. At the time
of our visit (hero were in the stable a nutnbtr nf
milk-cans without any distinguishing muki
upon them; some wore empty and some con
tained dirty water, but all uncovered ami ex
posed to the Influence of this poisonous atmot
phete. So that were pure milk put Into them u
would undoubtedly be contaminated.
“Wo asked to be shown the sick cows,ami
were Immediately told that there was cot i
single sick one in tho stable. We commcocM
our examination (n the second row, selecting la
animal that seemed to be mure lively than soma
of tho others. The natural temperature bit
cow lu health should bo OU. to 100 dee. Fahren
heit. The temperature $ this animal vu
103 2-5 deg. Fahrenheit, showing the presents o(
fever. Dr. Large examined the cow and fouo 1
all the signs of plcuro-pneumonia, tho left hu’
solidified, and the rumbling sound character-
Istlo of pleurisy being distinctly heard. Five
quarts of milk was the dally yield of this cox,
and this milk from a sick cow, exposed to the
further contaminating Influence of an excre
ment, soaked air, and, doubtless, put Into a eta
which had been uncovered for twelve hours,uvl
la the same air, finds its way Into the com
mon stock, and •Is distributed, doubtlc.**,
as 4 pure Orange County milk;’ ledeel,
one of tho cans to tho stable was labeled,
‘ Orange Farm.’ Dr. Largo continued thij ex
amination -throughout the stable, selecting the
cows ot random, nud, as will he seen by hu re
port herewith submitted, not finding abcsltbr
one. The lowest temperature ho found «t» IN
degrees Fahrenheit; another ono hada icmoers
turn of 1014-5 degrees Fahrenheit. With thus
exceptions all that were examined showed alto
peraturs of 103 degrees Fahrenheit or more.
Our attention was called to one of the cows tho,
being drv and very fat, was about to bo sent to
the butcher. Thu temperature of this animal
was 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Specimens of mils
from four cows was taken for analysis, one of
thu animals being considered as better thin ttu
rest. Theso animals never leave the saluici
from tho time they enter until, giving nomon
milk and being * fattened.* they are driven to
thu slaughter-house, contributing during Hie to
the propagation of disease through t« J
milk, robbing tho Infant of lu »°{*
Chance for life, anil after dcsth lure lin
ing disused beef to tho adult who «•
pends upon his strength mid health for u*
support of himself and family. Tlie Influeacjs
which this milk and this meat have cierilJplw
tho past, and ore now exercising on tiiswr
rounding communities, can never bo know*
Nothing should stand in the wav of PJ ,, . tln2 * a
end to tills nefarious traffic at once and forever
Milk from animals that spend most of their
lives in stables IS had enough, but urid loioas
continuous life In a space three feet hr i,
never leaving It even for a moment,
exercise, breathing over ami over a iiuni™
dened atmosphere, until their lungs toco®
diseased and tlarlr bodies heated l»y aronßumw
fover,—could any device of man or fiend m w
trived which would sooner or more cfTcciuai y
depopulate a communltyl . ......
“1 would moat earnestly recommend Nut
appeal bo made to Ids Excellency the
amt to tho Legislature of tblsStatc,intakes -
measures os will abtdlsh this business, wh
numbers among Its victims thousmds ot c
dron every tear, and which is a dtoiraco 1° >
civilized community. Hespcctfully.
' MJ. il. IUTMOND, M.D.. „
‘•Sanitary Superintendent-
How a nitr Estate Was Divided bj I*sl*
St. l/iutt alobfflemerai.
Mention was made yesterday oif Uic loUM
scheme for Uie partition of lauds between
and It was supposed that the division . j
"Bailey estate was wade In this wav tort* d
time In this State. It apocare,
one of the largest estates m •‘ ik . Uotl
was partitioned la 1803-*4* under the d
of Mr. Britton A. Hill, counselor
tale of Peter'ldndell, tho real m su""X
was valued at about 1d,000,000. 1l»«e'S of
heirs, each one being entitled to on* o fl .
tho wnolo estate. By virtue of a con _ c
ccutcd fur that purpose between the “ c ' r wW .
city mid country lots, comprising I . |D ,j
tale, were accurately surveyed,
platted by WUHam 11. Gossans, fcs p. ft [, Di ,| t |
lot was appraised bv Commission-™ o
K. Dickson; James T. Bwerlnuon. J w
11. Peck. They then divided the ‘JJ gi i&
equal shares, and each share way^bouj|^
Us plats, and streets, and in tod
the day of the allotment,| Jj ,[onfd
hi tho unfinished room In the fiotet
the southeast corner of the first. U e rttieQO o
The ten immoon of the shares wire J b - &
the respective shares from nn^„,,. CDC oUa
counselor, the ten numbers were nr ® { j iM
square pluses of paper and Placed _ a tfS
names oftho teu heirs wcro ' "i pi aw ia
other square pieces of paper a" 1 a
another hut. Neither one of
knew the contents of either onei oi
volumes containing thaeovoral sli r > 1( a
all was ready, u crippled boy bu.tf V|, n jfolW
Washington avenue, was called lu.^‘; e [4{ <r
under protest, and directed to dr w wBO j &
from each hst, tbusueslgnatmu *JJ IC | n>a’®‘
heir and tho number of i l l,tt^V coi»P lctfi ,
tlnuo until the drawing of J lu i W*
Thu blindfolded nor was rel “"S,}coidenld;
tears. glistened lu uU he***
eagles were dropped lulu * jl f,.V.' i ,livl.'l‘ tn «f
told that be had completed tin A of *U
crest Llndcll estate to Uie saliiwai
Uie heirs then present.
■ OAMftfflW U ||BJI
An action by M.. Paul da C jn,ei
Iho facetious Journal tfuerofto/ora ” »nJ
Hailing fabricated dJr.cJ.
the Empress Eugenie |»a» J, u ‘VScry I fli £
the manager Vros lined Il°J* I,ll h," t * uwl «
beginning to tuiuk, ayparuitbi iW a *
jjuite as profitably nud leas 11111
' . tirfllb* t* l *'
AconsUntcough, wllhrtMlwM «ll *“{J!
lon .ItooElb, oml 4' O SS«d "?’!;•
luogo Dior* ot leu niloiulf Ji
Ins prompt treatment. ' *roli» d
poo.iort»l*«rloiu rc»uH« t,e **
p*l|i»ud.

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