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TTjjAD ” JULLEKS.
Th 9/ Charge that Ex-Oov. E. O.
™ Stanard Haa Betrayed
Them,
rflMlinß n Compromise with
Cochrane Patent
X>coplo.
on 'Change In St. louts In
of Thla Action.
Of tho Compromise, and
How It Was Effected.
. *io., Fcd. 2(l.— The excitement ond
!Lulod among ihe millers hero against ex-
sunird for compromising his suit, roport
continued unabated to-day, and
mS* th»t the Missouri Slate Millers' As-
L n held a called meeting this afternoon,
1 .r.nlraouily adopted resolutions expelling
Stanard A Co., and J. ». M. Kchlor & Co.,
Milio have settled with the Cochrane parly,
• Association for breach of faith In com-
suits of the American Middlings
2JL company against their Arms. Mr. Stau
i u Vice-President of Ihe Notional Millers’
{Liitlon, and threats of expulsion from that
SSuatloanromarioagalnsthlra. Mr. Stanard
!frtdiU« act,on on w,mt hc re s nn * B "ound busl
,i principles, ami says a considerable number
1/ tbe members of the National Association
- uken the same course he has, mid ho
jjLij iec m to be much affected at the com-
Son be hM caused. It Is osserted by the
rabriDO party thatnny member of the Nation
dAModatlon, or person or Arm against whom
(Kfthate suits pending, con compromise them
floibessme terms offered Messrs. Stanard and
Keblor.vU.: one hundred dollars per run of
salts In the United States Circuit Court
f Ucb bare been In progress hero more than two
irtki closed to-day, were submitted, and tho
tort bis taken them under odvlsomcnt, with
& noderatandlng that decisions will he ren
torf the next term. Judge Nelson will decide
tb; Minnesota cases, and Judges Dillon and
Trill the Missouri eases.
St.'lwlt ombt-JumnertU, I>b. 30.
Tbrre Is no “ madder ” set 6( men In the city
than tho millers. They boldly charge
ii-Oot. E. O. Stanard, Vlcc-l’rcsldont of the
Millers 1 National Association, and Mr. J. 13. M.
Krblor, President of tho Missouri Slate Asso-
Alton, with betraying them. That this is not
patting the ease too strongly could bo seen by
u;onc on 'Change yesterday. There was one
’(/themost exciting times over seen on the
{oor of the St. Louts Exchange. And It all
iracoalofa very qulot proceeding Just over
ptbe United Stales Circuit Court, In tho great
piling tall now pending. On the three learned
jaigel taking the bench, and before argument
(Otsmeoccd, Mr. Mason, chief counsel for cotn
[Jilmnt, announced that tho suit against Mr.
E. 0. Stanard would ho dismissed, as a com
ffotnlio had boon made. There was somu son*
aUooit
HUS OKBXTECTBD XNNOUNCBMBNT,
Dal, ol course, there could bo no demonstration
vithln the sacred precincts of a Federal Court.
It afterward turned out that Mr. Kohlor bad
entered iota aa arrangement with the Cochrane
patent debt people, which would grant blm
Immunity from any action at law, although ho
boots party defendant to the present suit, as
Mr. Stanard Is.
Tdojo who have not been reading tbo reports
elite proceedings of this suit may not bo aware
el the Important nature of this compromise. It
sbonld, therefore, be understood that a certain
rarporatloD, entitled the American or Con
lolldited Middlings Purifier Company, havo
bought suit against nearly all the largo mill*
omnia the United States for an alleged in
frlogemcnt of a patent right. The argu
meet now being heard in tho United
States Circuit Court, before Judges Dillon,
Treat, and Nelson (of Bt. Paul), is In
ralta, tried Jointly, against J. A. Christian, tho
owner of the largest mill In the United Stales,
it Minneapolis, and all tho great St. Louis
millers, Including tho Atlantia Milling Company
-ef which Mr. George Bain is President—and
sx-OuT, E. O. Stanard, owner of the Park
Mills. The extent of the original demands of
the patent-right people Is seen by tho foct that
they asked 1300,000 of Christian & Co., and
$150,000 of cx-Uov, E. O. Slauard. It Is admit*
Ittlby Mr. Rodney Mason Unit the chief reason
the present suits were brought was because the
Carlatlan mill at Minneapolis was tho largest in
the country, and because the President of *tho
Atlantic Milling Company of St. Louis (Mr.
Bain) was the President of tho National Millers*
Association. It hua been recognized that If
jMßnunt wore obtained by complainants In
li ff. would bo no use of other millers
flgbtlng against the Mlddllngs-Purlflcr Compa
ny, awi consequently the best talent on each
wen secured, tho leading counsel for
being Mr. Harding, of Phllndel-
FiT *3, .? roost Prominent patent-right lawyer In
the Lolled States. In all tho groat milling
States the trade has
OUGANIZED TO ItESIST
IJ. demand, u „a tlio sulU ot Uio MlMHngn
ronacr Company, It being contended that there
", 2° infringement whatever, and tho claim
?,.«?! 00 UlU * °* Uie prosecuting Company Is
if. ? ?. nt *. Not °nly tills, but the Notional
ia,j °? 185 during the last few years do
iiri, ° r * lB annual sessions to a considers
,.?2 0 ‘ l nc matter, mid it has assumed tho most
attitude. Jit. Harding is cm-
National Association to defend
b»l!l c . r f; Up to dale tho suits now pending
we cost u, c miii oM f and they will fig
ri BD ,. OVcr fc7< - >,OOO before they roach tho Bit-
can therefore readily bo seen
fii.iu.» lni ? cnao car d Mr. Rodney Mason can
. a compromise with tho Vico-'
Mr °* National Association, ami with
Am£u.i r * le President of the Missouri State
to»uUpendlng alUfit w^o,n ‘ however* there was
Ji? *> s ‘U° n taken by Uio cx-Qovoruor for-
ViS question wos very Arm. • At the
H* 1 Convention of tlic -Millers’ Nutlonol
Ot Indianapolis on May L*B, iW,
i ’ 1)0 was one of tlio foremost against
warn!!! 1 80um ,n advocating resistance. lie
h.f.1l 8 quotations are taken from tho otllclal
*« the Amtrican Milter) s
totMiiiH. i 8 tualn things that lias brought us
m., .! H -' c . n tbo Cochrane suit, and It Is
tteiniu., * e bou!d bo so. Wo nro standing
oT*nh, f i M on . u u,au i Instead of being scattered
'trt tn I?!' 1 * 1 . 1 }* ,u * breadth of Um land, suh
•Si «i« detail. . . . It will, per-
Iw'ihu I 1 tnlllcrs a million dollars to de
broo»h? w , Uochratm patent suit before it Is
of , to a . Anal judgment." Speaking
Brnu i cc Wy paying up Uio ossesa
ol thn r .? f l # u * rct l to defrav tho expenses
bodv v»i^ clt l Mr; Stanard said: "Every
lijLtoi 8 behind should pay ups and
.i ani rcaJ y to Pay every additional
Bikf.m'i 1 t* lut the Executive Commilico
ihtui me * 1 think that If we can't trust
B«ki fft»i an , not trust ourselves.’ 1 These re
liinVrj P, ar t ul a apeecb delivered by Mr.
ntott nf a resolution supporting the
PostaoTrLi, ,k*ecutlve Committee, which re
6fsed i)i?. c . resisting tho Cochrane claim and
friy th» „t )ron,D payment of assessments u> do
• uw expenses.
in the *,* VBut ,N TnnBBnNO document
br Mr m B . relation was shown to the reporter
Empire ifft 1l * “‘“I Wr - Alex. U. Smith, of the
*biedhr.k ’ It was an article of agreement,
Ketilor iim. Kirenllemeii, with E. O. Stanard,
mhtrK’’ & Buna, and all the
Bute, luiSi, ,u il ,c rs throughout the city and
Patent rtrri * to combined defense against any
*C»lou tiu, su *t w hlch might ho brought
Nationn»*„°, r au y one of Uicm, "U Is the
JbkU m.* v ,* a «reoment to cover all cases
Inaiemtm brought against us for Uie in
i,.» Patent right now in use or
tr meal »J. Ust ‘d In tho manufacture of flour
Qts of i„.r BH >’ Process or device, and by the
The kinds of mill mßchlucry. ,,
t«rio<l Jr fw e,lt waß to remain In force for a
la dated July 11, 1577.
,u, hQd c .,V,. n tr om,n lttce was to determine os
W| tbl bo »[Ji« f v 01 defending any suit which
,U U char.?"i‘ t . BCa * l, * t any miller.
ikiid by Messrs. Bain, Smith, God
'WKesio, lt „°tl«c r s, against Messrs. Stanard
1 they have broken this agree-
Aoicd*il,!? m° liability is oflirmed.
*• . toarmg, loud, and long.
tUtilu,'. OODDAIiII
wucula *ly indignant. Sold he to the rn
porter: *• t was fit the United Slate* Circuit Court
early. Mr. Judsun, one of the attorney* for tho
defense, *nt by tne, and, In n whisoor, naked mo
If J had heard that Mr. Planned had nettled. 1
said no—that could not be possible. Mr. Jmlsnn
raid that was (ho report, and tliatthoßcttlccncnt
had been effected the previous afternoon. Then
Mr. Itodncy Mason announced to tho Court
that, nn Mr. HUmml had tnadn a compromise,
tin' suit against him would lie dismissed. I did
not suppose that nuch a thin? would bo douo
during the trial. It struck mo a* bad. I wo*
mad. I could not keep my seat. I wanted toco
up and denounce tin* whole thing to the .Judges.
1 thought like exposing that man titanard. I
told Mr. Jml son that I would like to have neon*
fcrence with Judge Treat, nml tell him Urn char
nclcrof Mint man Stanard—how liu had abused
Ihe millers In times cone hy. Hut Mr. Overall
(Mr, Judsuti’s partner) told mo It would not do
lor me to speak to Judge Trent, a* ho was hear*
lug our case! nml then I appreciated. Coming
to 'Change I encountered Mr. Kaufman, the
partner of Mr. Stanard. I told Mr. Kaufman
whnt I had heard, and 1 said If 1 had dono the
same I would ho ashamed ut myself, and would
throw myself lu the Mississippi River,—that I
would not show myself among while men, mid
Hint any man who would do such a dirty trick
was not fit to live. Mr. Kaufman did not open
Id* mouth; he was ashamed of himself. Wo
got Into a circle, and inn few moment* there
were about 100 members of the Exchange
around ns. Mr. Stanard stepped into the ring
rilnd said, “Well, gentlemen, 4 thcso men have
sued me for $150,000. No matter how these
carp* may go, (hey wilt bo filed up to tim Su
premo Court, and it may not be decided for two
yean*. In the meantime this suit will bo hang
ing over me, and. If 1 should die, over my fam
ily.” “D n 11,” said I.” “cannot your family
stand It lust os well ns other people's families I”
“Well,” he said, “I had a chance to compro
mise, and I did not pay them much money, it
was on object to me.” Mr, Stanard stepped
back, and (lien 1 said It was a mean, dlrtr
trick. Mr. Kaufman said I was making too
much.noise, and Hint it was none of my busi
ness. I said that 1 would make more noise,—
that this was the third lime Mr. Htauord had
fooled us. 1 said I would bring a charge
against Mr. Stanard and have him expelled from
the Exchange. I told Mr. Kaufman (hilt there
was uo necessity of the compromise coming out
until after the trial was over, a* the evident In
tent of ihe claimant* was that the announce
ment should Intlucnco the Court. Mr. Katif
msn said the arrangement had been Hint the
cempromlsn should ho left secret. Mr. Knick
erbocker (of the .Middlings I’urillor Company)
denied that there was any such arrangement.
Mr. Htanard was appealed to. and ho supported
Mr* Knickerbocker, and the latter asserted that
It had been particularly arranged that the mat
ter should come out In court that morning, and
that the complalusuU had only done what was
agreed op.
MR. OBOROR BAIN
was unqualified in his condemnation of the ac
tion of Air. Stanard. Said he: I was sonervous
that I could hnrdlv talk, hut I tried to restrain
myself. ’ The day before Mr. Stanard bad told
roe thalbolmdscitlcd with tho Cochrane” ring.”
but that It was to bo kept quiet until
after the suit was decided, in order that It
should have no effect upon the decision. In
stead of that, I And that the compromise Is used
to break my bade, and tha back of every other
miller. Mr. Stanard Is a gentleman o*f verv
high standing, mid when 11 Is announced thatlio
has compromised, the natural Inference Is that
the fact Is sought to bo used to inlluenco the
Court, as, If Mr. Stanard recognizes tho merit of
the patent, there must bo something In it. Mr.
Kaufman told Knickerbocker that bo had dono
a mean thing In going through with that grand
tableau In the court-room that morning; and if
ho had known that that would have been done,
hc would not have compromised at oil. Knick
erbocker said they had only dono what was
agreed upon. Knickerbocker also said that if
ho had not been a straugcr ho would have slap
ped Mr. Kaufman In tho face.
MR. CHRISTIAN,
of Minneapolis, was very emphatic In denounc
ing Mr. Stanard. Ho said that some days ago
Mr. Btanard came to see him at the Llndcll
Hotel; ho (Mr. Christian) told him that they
could not compromise, that It would bean insult
to tbo Judges to compromise now that the suits
hod been so long before them; Mr. Stanard had
said ho would sooner lose $1,000,000 than to
compromrlso with the Cochrane ring.
MR. SMITH,
President of the Empire Milling Company, was
also strong in bis statements against Mr. Stan
ard. He sold that the more thul more the suits
progressed tho more satisfied were they that the
Cochrane claim was fraudulent. Mr. Stanard
had comoto blm and Mr. Christian and had told
him that the Cochrane Company proposed to
drop all tho suits If SIOO a "run " were paid by
all the milters. They told him they would not
compromise .on any account, the.defense being
made ns a matter of principled Soon afterward
Mr. Stanard ' returned and stated that be bad
effected a compromise. And then Messrs. Smith
uud Christian gave him “ a piece of their mind."
MU. BKYUB,
tbo Secretary of tlio Illinois State Association,
was In town yesterday, lie claimed to purlieu*
Inrly represent the feelings of the German mill
ers of Illinois. They had been telegraphed to,
ami had sent hack answers condemnatory of the
course of Mr. Btanard, The German milters,
ho said, considered Mr. Stunurd as being u lead
ing man, not only In business. but in polities.
They were very Indignant that Mr.Stuuard,after
getting them to subscribe thousands of dollars
to the defense fund, should desert them at the
eleventh hour. They considered it a treacher
ous act, and one made use of by the complain
ants to influence the Court against the millers.
Mr. Christian further said the complainants
hadheeu working on Mr. Slonard's fear for the
last six months, and they had Anally succeeded
in securing a contract with him, which, it
seems, had been agreed should not bo di
vulged. hut directly the opportunity presented
Itself the complainants announce the fact of the
compromise to the Court, and withdraw the
suit against Mr. Stanard irom the docket. The
Inference was that this had huon done to influ
ence the decision in the casus. In the early
history of the suits, Mr. Christian said, Mr.
Archibald, of Dundas, and Ames «fc Co., of
Northflcld, Minn., hud betrayed their associates
In compromising them after agreeing to stand
together in defense, and they wore expelled
from the Association. Hut, Mr. Christian held,
their conduct was not nearly so blumublo as
was the conduct of Mr. Stanard. They did not
occupy such a prominent position as Sir. Stun
ard did. Mr. Christian atllrmcd Unit ho would
not. on principle, compromise on any consid
eration.
" Vou can say," put in Mr. Soybe, lutcrlect
(voly. " Unit wo in Illinois are as mad as
March hares i"
“ Really," remarked Mr. Bain, "It would
have paid the Cochrane people to have given
Mr. Stanard a handsome sum to compromise,
instead of him paying them, for the bcuellt of
the influence it would give them."
There Is no alternative, say the leading mill
ers, but to expel Mr. Stanard from the Millers’
National Association. This action will bo all
tho more significant., as, recent.informal
meeting here, his name wus flxed upon as the
next President,
From llio beat Information obtainable, the
compromise effected by Mr. Kehlor la that ho
ahull buy six purifiers from the complainants,
they to be the machines of George T. Smith, and
not the Cochrane patent.’ The “ asking" price
of ooch of these machines is (000. but Mr. Koh*
lor will pay only (050, which Includes the license
unit an hmnunllv for claims, past, present, and
future. Mr. Kcnlor hesitated, it Is said, about
closing the bargain when the complainants made
a condition that It should be understood that he
had settled with them at the rate of (100 a run
of eighteen stones, and that that amount
((1.800) should bo deducted from the reduced
cost of the machines, thus leaving a nominal
balance of. (000 to bo paid by Mr. Kehlor.
Ko special fault Is found by the millers
against Mr. Kehlor.
INTBItVIBW WITH Mil. BTANAUD.
Ex-Gov. Btanard was called upon, and ho made
the following statement:
*' When I arrived ‘on ’Change ’ this morn
ing I found that my action In compromising the
suit brought bvthu American Middlings Puri
fier Company, now pending against ourllrm In
iho United Blalco Circuit Court lu this city,
was being very unfavorably commented ou by u
portion of the millers of (he city, and, In Jus?
tico to all concerned, a word from me may not
bo out of place, mure especially us my charac
ter and motives hare been assailed, 'ilie situa
tion Is about tills: B. O. Btanard & Co, have
been sued for 1150,000 damages for using the
pr.rljlers. There was- a suit decided In the
United States Supremo Court some two years
ago that was and is considered adverse to the
millers In these cases, and soon afterwards an
Injunction suit was brought against a promi
nent milling concern in Minneapolis, to restrain
them from using middlings purlllers in their
mills, and the injunction wus granted, and they
wore put under bonds for $250,000.
"lorn not & laweror a mocuunle, but with
these decisions in view 1 have been concerned os
to the ilnul termination of the suits now pend
ing against the millers, and have been in favor
ol compromise from the beginning.
“At Indianapolis last summer, before the Ex
ecutive Connmtteeot the Millers' National Assu
citlou, and with thoplaintlllsiuthese cases,! was
known to bo In favor of compromise, and used
my best exertions to bring about a settlement
honorable to all; but failed to accomplish any
thing, and ou the suits have gone, and money
has dccu spent freely as water, and X suppose no
matter how these cases are decided they will bo
taken to the Supremo Court of the United
States, and nobody knows where the end will
be, and life Is too uncertain for a mao to have a
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE: THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 27, 1879-TWELVE PAGES.
suit Involving $150,000 pending over him. Vt lien
the plaintiffs come to this city, some two week*
or more ago, to prosecute the suits, there was
talk of compromise bv all parties hi interest.
•' I called on them find asked what proposition
they would make for settlement, and they gave
me one, far all the millers of the Association,
or for the HI. Louis Millers, or for any part of
them, and 1 In a* good faith ns- anything was
ever done reported their proposition to the Ex
ecutive Committee of the Milters' National
Association, and It met with no favor. I then
made up my mind, In view of the magnitude of
the contingent consequences, that It was the
duty of our tlrm to settle, nml wo have done so,
at SIOO per run of stone for the properly we
own, the price at which they proposed to settle
with all, they charging u* nothing for n mill
leased by us where regular use ha* not liecn
made of the purifiers, and where our lease soon
expires.
“As noon a* our matter was consummated I
told (he President of (he Millers' National As
sociation exactly what 1 had done, explaining
my reonons, and he not only did not censure me,
hut said ho
WOULD HATH DONB THE HAMB,TH(NO
(with my views of tho situation) under like cir
cumstances. I reported my action to him thus
early, because I did not want to occupy a false
position with any one, ns I would have done by
attempting to keep tim matter under cover. '1
did not urge the millers to settle at 8100 per
run, because I found they differed iwldcly from
tno, and because, If the eases went In favor of
those who did not settle, I might bo blamed for
thus trying to Inlluenco them. I have violated
no agreement; 1 have dono nothing but what
all the millers coold have done, If In (heir Judg
ment It was best for their Interests, and what
they can nil yet do. Should thesocaeoscomc to
an individual matter, as they will, if these suits
are decided against too defendants, no one pre
tends that tha Millers' Association will protect
those who have property (hat can bo reached by
Judgment.
“1 hope I have business sagacity enough not to
hazard a chance that might cripple mo'or wipe
me out of business existence, when for a more
bagatelle I could be relieved from such aebanec.
My duty to my family and to those who credit
mu 1 consider agulnst such a course, but I re
frain at this stage of the proceedings, under
present circumstances, from giving advice hi
the premises to full-growu men. My opinion Is
lhat the case now ponding will bo decided In
favor of the defendants, and what folly It is to
suppose that my action could In any way In
fluence the decision of such a tribunal as the
ease Is now being tried before, os was inti
mated ( on 'Change' by some of my miller
friends to-day. Of course our case haa to be
dismissed after settlement, but my understand
ing was that It was not to bo dismissed until
the trials were over, but the plaintiffs did not
appear to so understand It. and dismissed
the suit against us to-day without my knowl
edge. This I much regret, but I don't see that
It can make any difference In the end. The
question Is gravely asked, why I compromised
while the case was pending. Why, my dear sir,
it could not bo compromised very well after a
decision was rendered. This is nil the light I
have at present on the subject. As for person
alities, 1 am not disposed to Indulge In them.”
TUB TERMS OP COMPROMISE.
Mr. Rodnev Mason, when questioned as to tho
nature of tho compromise and how It bad been
effected, said:
“ Wlien wo came boro certain millers, among
them Btanard ami Keillor, expressed a desire
that we should negotiate a settlement with the
National Association. Wliilo wo refused to
make an offer,—for every offer wo have ever
made them has been abused, they making It
the basis of a charge that wo were backing
down and - ready to give away our goods,—wo
intimated our willingness to negotiate
on the basis of SIOO per run of
stone as a full license, a release from past In
fringements, and a license far the future,—a
total settlement of the entire controversy.
Thev, as we understand, urged this offer upon
Uio members of the Executive Committee of
(ho National Milters' Association, then in the
city, who refused It. Wo told them wo would
make the same settlement with the members of
thu Missouri Association, and 1 botloro they
tried to got the members to adopt It. but failed.
Bo they come to us and said that they had not
been able to bring their Associations' into this
matter, but that as they could nor afford to tako
the hazard of this litigation, If wo woald make
them a proposition thev would consider it. Wo
told them that under the circumstances we
would make the same settlement with them
that wo had offered to accept from the Associa
tions. The matter, which has been pending
since the beginning of the present hearing in
Chambers, was ended yesterday by our formal
acceptnpco of Messrs. Stanard and Keillor’s
offer of settlement."
" How many run of stones do tho parties set
tle fori"
"Kohlor for eighteen; Stanard for nine. In
Justice to Kchlor it should bo stated that he
was already licensed under the George T. Smith
and other consolidated patents; all but (he
Cochrane. 1 understand considerable outside
pressure Is being brought to bear on Slauard,
but I think It is only tho local millers and mill
ers throughout the State trying to got up pub
lic opinion. As to our being oppressive, I will
sav that whenever parties have como to us and
offered settlement, their figures have always
been taken,"
"How many run of stoue ore there In tbo
country!"
"Well, about 4,000 in the National Millers’
Association, which Includes nil tho large mills.
Tho small mills, of course, ft would not pay to
bother with."
In conclusion, Mr. Mason stated the Ameri
can Consolidated Middlings Purlllcr Company
had already spent $40,000 odd litigating the
Cochrane patent, and were able to litigate It to
the end. Hu expressed himself os feeling
morally certain of winning tho case.
BUTTER AND CHEESE.
Third Annual Convention of the Northern
lowa Association.
Mancubstbr, la., Feb. SO.—The Third Annual
Convention of tlio Northern lowa Butter and
Cheese Association met hero 10-d&y. Notwith
standing the severe wcaUtor, tbo attendance
was quite largo, fully two-thirds more delegates
being prcscpjb than last year. The Convention
Is a decided success In every respect. An ad
dress of welcome was delivered by cx-Mayor
Hogget, of this place, and Uio response
hv the lion. il. B. Sherman, rrciident
of the Association. After the appointment
of committees the Convention adjourned
till afternoon, when essays wore read
on the importance of education to agriculture;
feeding cuttle for protit; the old and now way
of making butter. Col. Lltttcr, of Davenport,
Introduced tho following resolution:
Jietolved, That wo, tho members of the Northern
Town flutter end Checao Association, deprecate
tlio Branding of butter as creamery that Is not tho
product of a creamery as an Injustice to tho manu
facturers of straight creamery goods. ami an tmpo
eltion on the creamery, and generally detrimental
to the good name of lowa aa u dairy titato.
After a somewhat heated dtacusAion the reso
lution waa laid over for further debate. At the
evening session a very interesting address was
made by Col. V. B. Baker, of Now York, on
freights and transportation. After listening to
a verv learned discourse on breeds of cattle by
Cot. Dealt, agricultural editor of the Davenport
a<ucflr,tho Convention adjourned till to-morrow
fijieciai DittHtlrJi to fht Tribune.
South Elgin, 111., Feb. 20.—A* I Intimated
some time ago through the columns or Tub
Tiuudnb, the dairymen of this section liavu
nolle loudly protested against Uiu present ox*
horbltaut rates charged by lacioryineu for
manufacturing tlielr products, and they do not
propose to submit to the overcharge any longer
than It is absolutely necessary. As a conse
quence, Qoorge Stringer and Thomas Bishop,
two extensive and successful farmers, have com
menced erecting a butter and cheese factory at
their owa expense, whore they will manufacture
the milk from their own dairies, and perhaps
will also manufacture Die milk from a low
neighboring dairies. By so doing, they will de
termine the greatest amount of money which
cau bo exacted from their products. If the
venture of these two fanners pays, other dairy
men will follow their example ami manufacture,
also, the milk from their own dairies, unions the
proscut fuctorrmeu conclude to come dowu to
their terms fur manufacturing.
MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY.
fyreini Dlmateh to The Tribune.
Awn Aubob, Mich., Feb. 20.—The Democratic
County Convention mot to-day and elected del
egates to the State Convention, which meets at
Lansing Friday to nominate two Regents of the
University and a Justice of the Supreme Court.
The recent action of tho Regents in reinstating
Rose and giving Beal tho $5,000 judgment was
denounced, and a coalition with Urn Greenback
ers rccommouaed with the University question
as the main issue ol the spring campaign.
EMBARRASSED.
Fall Rivbu, Mass., Feb. SO.—The Canonieua
Mills, this city, better known as the Montaup
Mills, are asking tlielr creditors for an exten
sion, The present difficulties are reported to
bo occasioned lu part by tho embarrassment ot
the American Print Works. Of the live Di
rectors of the Print Works, three are Directors
of the Cououtcus MU Is, and George B. Durlee
Is President.
A blessing to ImmsnUy Is wbst Dr. Bull’s Cough
Syrup esa well be (email, for it has done more
good already than any other medicine,
PLEURO-PNEUMONIA.
Letter from Dr. Detmers to Mr.
Hickson, of the Grand
Trunk.
Not a Single Caso of the Bisoase at
the Stock-Yards or in the
West.
A few days ago Mr. Joseph Hickson, General
Manager of the Grand Trunk Hallway, request
ed Mr. F. A. Howe, General Agent of his road
in this city, to procure from Dr. H. J. Detmers,
United Stales Inspector of Cattle at Hie Union
Stock-Yards, a full report os to the existence or
non-existence of “ plcnro-pneumonla” or other
contagious cattle diseases In the Western
Hiatus, that ho could lay (hc report
before the Canadian Parliament at Ottawa,
where Mr. Hickson now Is, to have the
Cattle law so amended as to allow American
cattle to bo shipped through Canada. Dr. Det
mers, In compliance with Mr. Howe’s request,
has made the foliowlngcxlinustivc report, which
must convince tho most stubborn Canadian (hat.
there Is not the least trace of a cattle plague In
any part of the West, and that there did out
exist the least cause for tbclr foolish action In
nutting an embargo on American cattle, and
thus Imposing great losses | upon the Canadian
railroads, which derived much of tbclr pro Ats
from Hie through cattle traffic:
You desired me to slate to yon the facts as
to the cxislenceornnn-cxUtcnceof nleuro-pncu
monlo of cattle lu the Union Stock-Fards, ami
In the Western Stales lu general. In the follow
ing I will brilly do so, and 1C to have the fads is
ot any value to you or to your Company, you
are at liberty to make any use of this letter yon
deem proper.
/’«>*(—An to the existence of plcuro-pnotimo
nla lu the Untied Slates. In 1812 or '43 the dis
ease, tt Is said and nut contradicted, nas Import
ed into the Eastern States by a diseased cow
from Holland, and was nltorwards stumped out
In Massachusetts. It Is also sold tlintalueolhnt
time (1842) sporadic eases have occurred among
the dairy entile of some of tho Eastern States,
especially of Now York. Whether such is true
or not, 1 do not know from own experience.
SBCOMDI.r, AS TO TUB WESTBRH STATES.
During the last thirteen years I bare lived
and practiced as a veterinary 'surgeon In Illi
nois, Kansas, and lowa, and have been con
nected with three, or even four, different Agri
cultural Colleges. Resides (hut, I have, during
the last nine years, conducted the Veterinary
Department of Tub Cuicauo Weekly Turn
unk, a paper which has a largo and extensive
circulation among the farmers of the whale
Northwest. Hlncc April, 1878,1 have resided lu
Chicago, but during the last six m oithe, till re
cently, I have been employed by Hie United
States Commissioner ot Agriculture-in Investi
gating the so-called “bog-cholera,” ornwlne
pluguc, mid have been all over Northern and a
considerable |mrt of Central Illinois. I simply
mention all this to show you that I had abun
dant opportunity—perhaps mure than any other
veterinary surgeon—to inform mvscll ns to
the existence or prevalence of contagious nml
epidemic diseases. Am! yet 1 have never seen,
nor have 1 ever board of, n ease of plouro-pneu
mmiiaof cattle In any of the Western Hiatus,
while, Uuriiig the time I lived mid nractlecd In
Germany,—from 185 U to 1803, numerous eases
have come under my observation.
TJtmbLY AS TO TUB UNION STOCK-YARDS.
On the 7th Inst., while nt Dixon, 111., I re*
ci'ivcil a dispatch tram Hen. William Q. Lo Due,
United States Commissioner of Agriculture,
which requested mo to go immediately to tho Un
ion Stock-Yards at Chicago,lll., and tooxumlnc os
thoroughly as circumstances would allow every
herd of neat-cuttle shipped from that place, as to
oleliro-pneumoula mid otticrcuntagloas diseases.
That request I compiled with at once.
Oh the 15th Inst. 1 saw in Tub Chicago
TmiiUNis a special dispatch from Washington
stating that, according to private Infurmatlou
arrived there, olmiro-puenmoiila had made Us
appearance in Chicago. Not being able to ex
amine every head of cattle shipped from the
Stock-Yards over four different railroads us
thoroughly as I desired, and not willing to
shoulder I lie great responsibility of my position
alone, 1 sent at once the- following telegram
to Qeu. Le Due: “ Assistance necessary; Dr.
I'rcntlce, Champaign, 111., most desirable. 11. <T.
Ootmers,” and received Immediately the follow
ing reply: "Employ Dr.-Frentice temporarily.
William U. Lo Due.” Then 1 telegraphed to
Dr. I’rcntlce to he hero on Monday
(Feb. 17) morning. Hu arrived Sundav, mid
assisted mo three days. I preferred Dr.
Fronttco’s assistance to that of anybody clse’s,
not only because lie is a well-educated and ex
perienced veterinary surgeon, who graduated In
England, but also because no bad become fa
miliar with plouro-pueumonia while practicing
in England, ts yet n subject of her Britannic
Majesty, and known to mu ns a very reliable and
conscientious man. Dr. LTunticu would have
assisted mu lunger, hut lie became sick, and
went home Wednesday evening.
On Monday last (Feb. IT) I received my com*
mission (dated Feb. M) from Washington os
United Status Insuectur of Cattle nt the Union
Stock-yards at Chicago,and “instructions to In
vestigate and inspect oil the cattle arriving at
or departing from the Stock-Yards at Chicago
lor the purpose of ascertaining the presence of
any Infectious or contagious disease.” Further,
my commission requires mo to “ report the re
sult ut said inspection dully to the Department
of Agriculture,” to confer with tho United States
Collector of Customs, etc., and authorizes me
to give every shipper of cattle who may desire
It a copy ot my daily report, “which will be to
them (the shippers) something In the nature of
a clean bill ol health, or the reverse, as tho case
may bo.” With all these instructions 1 have
faithfully compiled to the best of my ability,
uml so lias Dr. ITcntlce, while ho assisted mo;
but
NBITHBIt OP OS HAS ORRH ABUS TO DIBOOVBII
AN Y CASH
of pluuro-pncumonla or any other contagious
disease. In fact, notwithstanding that wo have
made tho moat thorough search, ami have in
spected every pen, and, ns near as possible,
every animal (head of neat cattle) that has
passed through the Stock-Yards, wo have not
.even found a suspicious-looking animal. If wo
had wo would have nought and killed tho same
Immediately, in orde r tu make a oust mortem
examination, mid to obtain thereby absolute
certainty. The first suspicious-looking animal—
and If exhibiting only the sllgbtcstsymptoms—
I shall find, 1 can assure you, will bo bought
and killed and thoroughly examined, onto uml
post mortem.
Such, briefly stated, arc Uie facts as they bare
come to my knowledge.
In conclusion, 1 may say that I do not boliovo
plcuro-pneumonia lias ever invaded any of Uio
Western Stales and Territories tributary to Uio
Chicago market.
CANADA.
The Quebec QucHtlon—Montrcal—Measures
fur the Protection of Young Girls.
Special Vltutlch 19 The Tribune.
Siifdnl Pltmteh to The Tribune.
Montukai,, Feb. 2d.—lu addition to tho action
taken by the Corn Exchange on the tariff ques
tion. as far us it concerns wheat aud corn, a
petition to rarllamont is in coarse of circula
tion hero among tho merchants ufklog that no
duty bo imposed on American grain imported
into Canada.
Thu prolonged and unaccountable absence of
Mr. Vigor, of Ute jewelry firm of Beaudry &
Vigor, causes anxiety.
ffiwcfal J)UpUch lo The TXftutu,
Toronto, Fob. SO.—An election takes place
hero to-morrow* to UU tho vacancy in' the Angli
can Diocese ot Toronto caused by Ute death of
Uie Into Bishop Buthuuu. A meeting of dele
gates to (ho Synod was held this evening iq St.
James Schuol-llousu. Forty-nine parishes wore
represented, and u resolution was passed miaul
inouily to the effect Uml the Ruv. Dr. Sullivan,
of Chicago, was ajtttng candidate, and a gen
tleman around whom all modcrato churchmen
should rally.
Qobokc, Feb. 20.—A gentleman In this city
related to a member of the household of the
Marquia of Lome, has lately arrived here from
Ottawa, and states that ha has positive Informa
tion Unit tho Marquis, uo matter what action ts
taken by the Houao of Commons, will absolute
ly refuse to sign any document tending to dis
turb Llcut.-Qov. Lctclller’s position, and that,
in so doing,Jhe will act upon advice for which ho
he taken the precaution to appeal to Bt. James.
The Canadian newspaper is evidently becoming
very much exercised with reference to the re
sult of the Quebec petition, and has already
commenced to* hint that Uio Marquis is very
young to govern so important a country as
Canada.
TbU la evidently Intended to prepare the
way for a bitter attack upon tier Majesty's
representative so soon as Uo sliall have set
down his foot upon (hc offers of the Quebec
conservatives to shear the Crown of Its old-time
prerogative.
Sceriot Dltpcteh to The Tribune,
Mosthbal, Feb. 20.—AM. Donovan h«» In
structed bis legal adviser to take proceedings
against Aid. Hood for some statement made at
a word Aght In the City Council In which tho
death of an employe named Harrington was
laid iu Donovan's door.
A heartless landlord was Aned $25 and costs
for removing the windows of a tenement mid
exposing Are young children to Urn Inclemency
of the weather because his rent was not paid.
D. C. Edwards, of this city, has built a burg
lar-proof safe which Is to contain the jewels of
11. K. 11. I'rlneess f.ou*fle.
Xurriat to Ihe Tribune.
Ottawa, Feb. 80.—Thn Governor-General Is
seeking personal acquaintance with each of the
members of Parliament. The members are In
vited to call at the Governor-General's office.
There are lifty-thrce private bills, Including
three divorce bills. Ut come before Parliament
this session. Labi year there wore only forty
eight hills.
Tlicbelng Lenten week, Parliament adjourned
every night at (I o'etouK. The work of tho ses
sion will not commence until the Budget has
been brought down. This is expected next
week.
iiptrint ftimtteh to Tht Tribune.
Toronto, Fob. 20.—1 n tho Local Legislature
Ihe Premier announced that the Government
had tho question of Introducing a measure
granting aid to beet-sugar factories under con
sideration.
An important measure for the establishment
of a refuge fur girls, Introduced by Ihe Govern
ment, passed Its third reading and ha* become a
law. The Refuge Is to be In connection with the
Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Women, and
will be under the same management. The bill
provides tint any County or Superior Court
Judge mar, after Inquiry, order any girl under
14, convicted uml serving a term in tho common
Jail, to bo sent to the Hcrucuclther Immediately
oral the expiration of her sentence, to l>u de
tained there not less than t>onor more than Qvo
years. Girls under 10 may bo transferred from
the Reformatory to ttic Refuge, at tho option of
the Inspector of Prisons.
The most Important provision, however. Is the
following: “A County Court Judge nr Magis
trate may, hy bis warrant, commit to tho Refuge
any girl upnaruntly under 14 years of age who
comes within any of the following descriptions:
Who Is found begging or receiving alms,
or being In ony public place for the
purpose of begging or receiving alms;
who is found wandering and not having any
settled home or place of abode or proper guar
dianship: who Is louud destitute and is an
orphan, or has a surviving parent who Is under
going penal servitude or imprisonment; whoso
parent, step-parent, or guardian represents to
the Judge or Police Magistrate that he Is unable
to control the girl, mid desires her to be sent to
the Refuge; who, by reason of neglect, drunk
enness, or other vices of her parents, or either
of them, or of any otticr parson In whose charge
such girl Is, Is suffered to be growing up with
out salutary control and caucotlon, or in cir
cumstances which render It probable that such
a girl will, unless placed under proper control,
lead an Idle ami abanloucd life.”
St. John, N. 8., Feb. 30.—Mrs. Ward, whose
sentence of death for complicity In the murder
of tier husband at Nowrlvor, was commuted to
seven years' Imprisonment, has been released
by order of tho Minister of Justice. The mur
derer, Just before being hanged, declared Mrs.
Ward innocent of the crime.
POLITICAL.
OHIO.
Special Dlwateh to The Tribune.
Cr.Bvni.ANP, Feb. 20.—The direction in which
the political eat Is going to jump In the coming
campaign in this State is still a matter much in
doubt, ami os many suppositions and opinions
ore being ventured on the subject os over. Tho
last movement whlcn has assumed (mportaucc
ts the attempted union of tho Democrats and
Nationals, but tills would seem now to be pretty
thoroughly circumvented for the present. The
National Greenback Labor party (that is the
full name, width the members giro themselves
now) Is a curious brood In Ohio. Alt parties
have a slightly different shading In this Statu
from that assumed elsewhere; but especially is
this seen in the caeo of the Nationals.
Springing Into existence in tho death-throes of
the lively rag-baby, the members began to flock
to Us secret lodges about a year ago In such a
manner ns to 1m truly unsettling. They held
, occasional outdoor meetings, and the fervency
of die oratory of the speakeris put 'forward was
something truly astonishing. I’cter, the
Hermit, preaching the first crusodc was decided
ly lucking In earnestness compared with the
apostles of paper money who discoursed for
hours together on pleasant winter nights to in
terested multitudes. It was the last great
rally against ” those vampires, the National
banks,” and that King of gold bugs, John Sher
man. The members stood shoulder
to shoulder like brothers lu the
flesh. They preached the doctrines
width they imbibed from their leaders to their
companions in the workshop and in tho coal
yards, and it became no uncommon thing to be
hold the coal-heavcr and hod-carrier stopping
their hard toll to talk glibly of the mismanaged
finances of the country, and assert that to bo
the cause of the severity of his labor.
When the warm spring days dawned, melting
away the snow and awakening the flowers and
rank weeds on uncared-for spots of ground, the
National doctrine grow with the rest, rankest
weed of all. There was absolutely no means of
counting the converts to the doctrine, tho
secret character of the organization provcutlng
any calculation of the kind. At length tho
secret feature of tho organization was modified
to a certain extent, but the vast omount'of
talk which eocb Individual member did greatly
magnified the importance of the body os a whole,
uml when election-day came the number of votes
polled was smaller than expected almost every
where. To bo sure, in Toledo, wheru tho rag
inouovitea were the strongest, there was much
astonishment expressed at the result, but oven
there the party has first decayed. They have al
ready passed resolutions of unlonwlth the Dem
ocrats, uml “throw up the sponge ” as a sepa
rate organization.
In tins city tho matter of union with the Dem
ocrats is still under debate with the loaders of
the party. Borne of them claim Uiat there is
absolutely nothing more for tho uarty to live
for, mid Ute sooner It Is absorbed In the older
parties the better. Their atflllation will gen
erally tend towards tho Democrats, as that party
la willing, in this Stale, to yoncedo principles,
and do anything to beat tho Uepabllcana and
retain the short lease of power and patronage
which they now have.
On the oilier hand, Mr. Robert Schilling, thd
greatest Greenback advocate In the northern
part of the State and editor of the JJailu Ad
noire, a red-hot National Journal, says that the
eilect of resumption may not bo lelt fur a dozen
rears; that It is by uo means an accdmpltshed
fact, am) tho Nationals, who are wedk-kneed
ami faltering, are no truo Qreenbackers at all,
but simply fellows who have coma into tho par
ty to use the members for the demagogue's pUN
JKJSC6. lie says that the party organization
should bo kept intact, and ho Is doing all possi
ble In lila paper to bring about such a result.
This latter view Is the one which Ute Repub
licans would encourage, and they make no con
cealment of the fact Uiat they are very anxious
to bring this about. With the Nationals sus
taining a pretty vigorous organization. Uicy are
safe lu counting upon carrying Ute State; but,
with Uio Nationals united with the Democrats,
there is but little bope, lu many parts of the
State at least. The prind|>al contest between
the Democrats and Republicans, therefore,
not openly and above board, bat In a
sort of insidious though effective way, Is
to woo Uio Nationals uu tho one side, and to
back Uicm up strongly on Uio other side, and
urge Uio manliness or sustaining Uielr party
lines clear cut and vigorous, and keeping Uie
party faith uncoulamlnoted. Thu result of it
all is that tho NaUonils with their few thousand
votes have become greatly inflated wttb their
importaace, and make Uie most extravagant de
mands of the Democrats on Uie one side, and
the most extravagant threats towards the Re
publicans on the other. The members of Uie
parly who came from the Republicans will listen
to nothing Uiat looks like union with the Dem
ocrats, and Uio Democratic members of Uio
party profess that they are willing to resort to
anything Uiat shall vent their ancient enmity to
wards .Republicanism. Aud thus It hoscomo
about Unit Uie little party, which was raised
very much like tho first crusade, composed of
the superstitious and ragmdlUn clement of so
ciety, which at first was a very enthusiastic
army, but soon beguu to straggle, die by the
wayside, and lose themselves lo Uie swamps raid
bogs of the Journey, now has no definite end in
view, aud Is decidedly straggling and losing
Itself,
To attend one of the councils of the Nationals
is to witness tho traditional boar-garden acted
out fully before Uie eyes, Dickens tu his Pick
wick Club, Thackeray In all the wild flights of
bis luxuriant faucy, never came near Uie reality
ut one of these gatherings. I have tsken the
trouble to bo present at tiro or three ol them,
and I was neyer moro astonished In my life.
The commiseration bestowed upon the “ starv
injp thousands '* (by the way. the last-named
words aru the exact words of Urn orators of the
party) Is somethin# truly remarkable, and the
sublime confidence that the decisions which they
arrlyuat trill he of great benefit to the race.
There cannot any more than two of them at a
time acrco upon oven the smallest point, and
absolutely hare no possible conception or the
first principles of parliamentary order or law.
That a movement Is on foot and prettv well
consummated to put Stephen Johnson, who was
the National candidate for Governor the last
lime, upon tho ticket with Gov. Bishop at the
head, la pretty well understood. Johnson Is said
to be acting In the capacity or Darkle, and the
only thing to know la whether Bishop and his
friends will be able to have their say about bo
Important a matter. The Nationals arc the hind
of men who, the moment they believe that they
are being •• pul upon n In any way or that any*
thing like a job ia being forced upon them, un
less they are gelling by far Uie best Of every
point, they are sure to kick.
. The present National party in Ohio is com*
posed of the elements of discord In the two old*
er parties. They aru the grumblers and those
who were never appreciated or given what they
deserve. In other words, they are usually “Mg
heads. 1 * not to bhv pig-heads.
Within a few weeks now It is thought that
Uie position of the Ommbaekcrs will be quite
fully defined; and then, and not tilt then, can It
ho told how affairs will look In the coming con*
test. Uaut.
THE RAILROADS.
SOUTHWESTERN KAU/WAY ASSO
CIATION.
The regular monthly footing of Uie South
western Railway Association was held at tho
Grand Pacific Hotel yesterday. There were
present J. C. McMultlu, General Manager, and
James Smith, General Freight Agent, Chicago
A Alton; C. W. Smith, Trallic Manager, Chica
go, Burlington A Quincy; J. T. Sanford, Traffic
Manager, Chicago, Rock Island A Pacific;
Thomas MeKissock, Genera! Superintendent,
and A. C. Bird, General Freight Agent, Bt.
Louis, Kansas City A Northern; A.A.Talnmdgc,
General Manager, mid J. A. Hill, General
Freight Agent, Missouri Pacific; J.'B. Carson,
General Manager, and W. 11. Mcllocl, General
Freight Agent, Hannibal A St. .toe; George
Olds, General Freight Agent, Kansas City, Bt.
Joe A Council Bluffs; C..W. Bradley, Traffic
Manager, and J. M. Oahom, General
Freight Agent, Wabash Hoad; H. 11.
Courtwrlght, Commercial Agent, and J. W.
Midetcy, Commissioner, Southwestern Railway
Association. Mr. J. C. McMulllu occupied the
chair, mid Commissioner J. W. Mldgley acted
as Secretary.
The entire forenoon was spent In the discus
sion of a way by which it will be posslbio to
orbllrato the disputes about new percentages of
Hie various roads. At the December meeting It
was decided that if the roads were not able to
arrive at a’ satisfactory understanding the dif
ferences should be settled by arbitration, mid,
os there U hut little prospect that (be roads will
be able to agree among themselves, recourse to
arbitration will un doubt have to be had In order
to avoid a rapture. As some of the reads were
not vet ready to slate what new percentages
they want, the whole matter was laid over until
the next meeting of the Association, which will
be held In St. Louis on the third Wednesday lu
March.
A delegation of about ft dozen prominent
Chicago lumber dealers appeared before the
meeting and ramie complaint of the manner in
which the recent lumber pool to Southwestern
points was arranged. They claimed that the
percentages allowed to Chicago, os well us thu
rates, were unsatisfactory, and were calculated
not only to greatly Injure their business, but
would force the business Into other channels.
The rates from St. Louis and Mlssisslnpi River
points ore 15 cents per hundred .pounds, while
from Chicago they were 25 cents per HW pounds,
which gives Sc Louis an advantage of 1U cents.
Under these circumstances lumber could he
shlpocd down the Mlhslirlddl to Mississippi
Hiver points unit thence hv rail to
Southwestern points ut much lower
rates than from Chicago, and business would
therefore naturally seek that cluumcl. The
managers listened patiently to the eomnlolnts
of thu shippers, and then informed them that
they would Investigate the matter, mid If they
found there was any rouse fur thu complaints
would have Hie mutter satisfactorily
adjusted. The delegation, after expressing the
hope Hint something would he done In this’mot
ter, speedily withdrew.
The rates on live eatllo and horses from Mis
souri Hiver points to Chicago were reduced $3
Ecr fur, making the rate $11J.50. The rate to St.
uuis remains at SSO, the same us heretofore.
Thu rates un hugs from Missouri Hiver points to
Chicago were reduced $11) per tar, making the
rate $47.50. Thu rates to Mississippi River
points remain unchanged. The meeting then
adjourned, to meet again on the third Wednes
day in March, at thu Lmdull Hotel, St. Louis.
THE DETROIT TUNNEL.
SpteM DtevateH to Tht 'idbtinr.
Detiioit, Feb. 20.—W. K. Muir, Kx-Geucral
Manager of the Canada Southern, who returns
from New York to-day, regards the rumors of
tin? construction of a luillloiHlollpr tuunct
under the Detroit at Grosso Isle as premature,
but says that complete plans, drawings, and
spcclflcaltoos for a tunnel have fur-some time
been under consideration by Vanderbilt. As.
tlie cooßtruetluu of the tunnel at Grasse Isle
would leave Detroit ou a side track, consider
able uneasiness Is felt in business circles.
ftufclnt Dfouateh to 7V TVfbxne. .•
WiNDBOii, Feb. 20.—1 t Is reported b«rs.‘that
William H. Vanderbilt has let a contract to
William 11. Scott ik Co., of Erie, Pa., .to con
struct a mlUlon-dollur tunnel under
Hirer at Urosse Isle. A gentleman who has had
some correspondence on the subject asserts,
with greot posltlvcoess, the truth of the report.
General Manager Lcdyanl, of the Michigan
Central, and W. K. Muir, lute Manager of the
Canada Southern, are now In New York, It Is
supposed, on business connected with the tun
nel project.
IOWA RAILROAD MATTERS.
Sp/dal Corrtipotutene* of The Tribune,
Dos Moines, In., Feb. 24.—H. L. Morrill, Re
ceiver of the Central Railroad of lowa, makes
the following report to the United States Circuit
Court of thbr,operations of that road for the
year 1878: f }
t* • 1878. 1877.
Gross earjliSß* ........ $755.058 87112,M2
Operating Expenses 430, 034 403,581
Earning* over operating ex
penaae:*......... 320,023 208,000
Expense of rencwslsand bol
last 145,042 80,381
' Not income 8180,081 $200,578
Expended, new Improvements $15,875
Expended, now equipments... ‘ 30,780
Olo.dobts paid by .Morrill. Hecelver 13,343
Old debts paid by Urlimoll, Receiver 17.38:1
Taxes for 1877 30.007
This shows the, comings for 1878, as compared
with 1877, to liavo loeroased 532,11(UU: the
operating expensed to havo decreased $3,947.20.
A new cai-olt has been arranged lu Uie In
terest of Cincinnati and Bt. Louis. On the 10th
of March a train will bo put on the Rock Island
6c Peoria Hoad, and make close through con
nection for Cincinnati and St. Louis. It will
connect with Chicago, Hock Island 6c Pacific
trains from the West ami Hast at Rock island,
enabling passengers to switch off East or South
without going to Chicago.
The lion. J. 1). Qriuticll Is working up a now
road, with fair prospects of success. The route
Is from GrlnuoU to Montezuma, thence to the
coal fields iu Keokuk County, through the
northern townships In that county to
Klverslde, thence to lowa City, thence
to Clinton by the Chicago. Clinton &
Western, thence to Chicago by the Chicago &
Norbwcstcrn. The road Is already surveyed
to Lime Creek, near Riverside, ami over SIOO,-
ouo subscribed towarda building. Thu surreys
show tho road can be built cheaper than any
other road In the State, as It follows tho En
glish River divide from Montezum to River
side. It also traverses au immense coal-field of
excellent quality.
The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy la being
compelled to. resume a largo number of farms
sold to settlers la this State, owing to their
neglect to pay (or them. Whore there Is clearly
a disposition to pay.uud unfortunate circum
stances havo caused the default, tho Comuanv
Is giving au extension; but whore the default Is
clearly without good cause, the farms will ho re
sumed and resold. Of these latter there are In
Page County, 28; Cass County, H3l Taylor, 82.
These Janus havo all mure or loss been im
proved, and are In the best farming counties In
the State, and thu man who could not succeed
on them would not anywhere.
Not lung ago a company of ladles wero having
a social gathering ouu afternoon, and, as usual
on such occasions, oath oilier’* affairs and those
of other people were topics o( talk. Among
them was the wife of a conductor of. an lowa
road, well known to tho Brotherhood In the
Statu and the traveling public. Tho wife, In
extolling her husband's good points and their
present and prospective condition, remarked
that ho had SIB,OOO laid away In a bank. With
in ten days thereafter that conductor was not!-'
fled that Ills resignation would be' accepted; and
bo promptly surrendered hts ticket-punch. -
The (Inal location of the Council Bluff A St.
Louis Bhort*Llno Road has boon made on what
Is known as the Mllla County line, southeast
through Ingraham Townshlo, to Malvern, where
It. will cross Urn Chicago, Burlington A Quincy*
thence to Sbcnaadoa, leaving Clsrlnda out 01
the route. . .. -
Trains from this city to Chariton, on the Chi
cago, Burlington A Quincy, commenced regular
trips to-day. Two tralna a day each way will bo
run, making close connection with trains oh Iho
Chicago, Ruck Island A Pacific ami Chicago,
Burlington A Quincy. By amicable arrange
ment a through car will bo run over the entire'
road each way for the accommodation of pas
sengers. The rumor that the Chicago, ROclc
Island & Pacific will take up Its track on Iho
Indlanola branch from the Junction to Sum
mered, mid run direct from here to Indiana!!,
thence to Boring Bill and Wiutenet, lam au
thoritatively Informed, Is without a shadow of
foundation. It costs about $1,n03 pur year to
operate the Indlanola branch at Summerset
June! lon ns It now la, while It would" cost over
57U,U00 to make the reported change, which Is a
financial movement the Hock Island managers
do nut often Indulge in. The present imiuagu
ment arc satisfied the road should have been so
constructed at first, but tho rivalry between
Wtutersct mid Indlanola and the Interests of
the Construction Company caused It to bo
built otherwise.
The Wabash A Western Is desirous of getting
across lowa southwest, and accordingly tho old
“ Drake Ibisd,” or Missouri, lowa & Nebraska
route, la being revived. It Is completed to Cen
trevflle, In Appanoose Cminlv, and will bo ex
tended to Coryduti, Wayne'County, at once,-
uml the Missouri Slate line via Ringgold County
If possible during the present year.
The engineer of the Chicago, Burlington SB
Quincy, It is reported, him been ordered to locate
the Alhla A Knoxville branch from Knoxville lo
this city, which rumor is confirmed by a further
rumor that during Ihn past week persons con
nected with the Chicago, Burlington A Quincy
have been in this dty quietly purchasing lots in
n |>ortlon where u railroad station grounds
would bo desirable. lUWkbyk.
BALTIMORE A Oflld.
&*ctof Dispatch to ne Tribune.
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 20.—The General
Freight Agent of the Baltimore & Ohio Ball
road Lan received the following circular in ad
vance of the recently-revised local freight tariff
of that Company, which will become effective
March 1, and excuses the action on the ground
that the recent attitude of the West Virginia
Legislature has necessitated it:
The Ilaltliuoro ft Ohio Company hereby clvo
notice that it is obliged to withdraw from shippers
of general merchandise, live-stock, lumber, coni.
o*% etc., in West Yirstnln, all special rates which
haw hitherto been given to enable shippers to
reach the market at or beyond the (ermines of Um
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Un amt after March
1. the rates established by the newiUrllt will heap
piled without deviation or abatement lo freight ship
ped over tliu line of the Baltimore & Ohio Hallman
to or from any elation in Weal Virginia. As tho
proceedings of the J.ccUlatoro seriously Interfere
with the arrangement with connecting linos for
the Interchange of truffle, rates will not ho quoted
on freight shipped from stations In West Virginia
to points hevond the termini of tho road, or vice
versa. Freight charges on nil properly destined
to points not on the linear the Baltimore* Ohio
Hoad must hereafter he prepaid.
The new-' tariff la n reduction of nhout one
fourth on the old rotes, nml approximate to thu
special figures heretofore given to largo shlp
pen and car-loads. It applies to all stations be
tween Baltimore and thu Ohio River,
v. & i>.
c., »r.
Columbus, 0., Fob. 26.—At the annual meet
ing of the stockholders of the Cleveland, Mount,
Vernon & Delaware Railroad Company to-day,
the following Board of Directors was elected i
Thomas D. Mecslcy and William Thaw, Fitts-,
burg; George U. Roberts, Philadelphia; Will
iam M. Orr, Orrville; Samuel Israel and Charles
Cooper, Mount Vernon; IsaacHarostor, Millers
burg; M. White, Gambler: mid D. W. Cald
well, Columbus. The Board subsequently or
ganized by ru-clccllug Thomas I). Messier Pres
ident. ,1. £. Davis Secretary, and <l. D. Thomp
son Treasurer. G. A. Jones was also roapoolut
cd Superintendent.
ITKMR.
Thu Detroit Pod states that it gentleman of
that city has received n letter from a responsi
ble source stating positively that within the last
ten days Vanderbilt has signed a contract with
W. 1.. Scott, of Krlu, for thu construction of u
tunnel at Grosso Point, at a cost ol SL,COJ,O'JX
Thu Philadelphia papers report Pentuylvatifa
Railroad stock as vurv firm, iu consequence of
rumors that the forthcoming report would show
net earnings for the year 1876 of 10 per cent on
the capital stock ot thu corporation. U id alr-o
hinted Hint the rate of dividend will be advanced,'
besides maintaining tlx* sinking fund at tho
niirol SSO,WK) per mouth. Thu road is saidloho
lu a stronger financial position than ever buforu.
Thu Indh-allous arc Hint there will be another
war lu passenger rates to Colorado points. It
Is claimed Hint the Union Pacific Railroad It-.ta
Instructed its conductors to refund $lO to pas
sengers from Chicago to Pueblo on reaching
Denver. This step Is said to have been taken
to compete with the Atchbou, Topeka Santa
Vtl The rale to Pueblo over thu latter is the
same ns to Denver, ami the rate from Denver to
Pueblo is $lO, thu amount refunded by tho.-
Union Pacific. Passengers wanting to go” to
Denver purchases of Hie Union Pacific a Pueblo
ticket on which thuv cut $lO back, which
“cuts’* thu rate from Chicago to Denver Just
that amount. Thu Atchison, Topeka & Santa
Fu and Us Chicago connections threaten to re
duce the rates to Denver and all other points in
Colorado If Urn Union Pacific keeps on in this.
H~ AVIJB»iV’S^ni«ATItE.
a. 11. 11AVKHLV .Proprietor and Manager,
Tin: GREAT NKW YOlMt HUCCI'.MS.
LAhUKU AUDIENCE KVKItY NIGHTTOHEB
Tin: M:u YOIIK STANDARD TIIKATIIK CO.
Grand production of Mra.Eitlo llcndnrwm'sgreat drama
AL.UOHT A LIFE!
Played over three months at Standard Theatre. Now
York city,and given here with the nuilra Original Coil:
Maud Granger. Kmlly High Virginia Utichanau. battle
Ulgelow. Nellie Wharton, Ellin Thome. Kben Plyinp
tun, J(. A. Weaver, Uiutavni Levli% Harry EjUnge,
lI.T. Hluinmld. M.C. Daly, Chn*.l.e Clercq. J. Jl.lUu
tlalL. E. H. Henliena, 11. A. Wearer, Jr., W. Miller,
J. urahyu. It. clarence, it. Muurue.
Matinee* Wcdueaday and SatnrUay at ‘J.
jirvicKi:at*N tbihitri;.
GENUINE SUCCESS OP
RICE’S SURPRISE PARTY
WII.LIK KDOUIN. ALICE ATIIEIUON,
30 mmCUSQUE AHTISTB,
Inconsequence of the great favor
Robinson Crusoe ami Ills Man Friday
lla* met with. It will be continued every evrnla this
week. Saturday—Lout HoUlnmm Crusoe MaUuee.
Next Monday—DAUES IN THE WUUU.
Ki:<anoTAinioKY,
' Jiickaon-st., bet. WabasbandMlcblgan-aTS.
■SHILOH!
Island No. 10! Gettysburg!
900, aoo
Every KTentnalhls week, andfisluMayafternoon, Ex
hibition or I'alnUiurauf Dailies uod other Scenes el
the Civil War. with abort synoptical Lecture. ,
Admission, 2.',cta. j reserved seats, aocU,
lleaerved scuta may.be secured at J anseu, olcClurg a
Co.’a. or at the door m the evening.
jjoouiVH Tiir.mu:.
Una Week tad Saturday (only) Matinee, commencing
MONDAY. Fob. Ul, IH7U.
" Now I was happiness.**
First appearance In lliu city or MU. JOS. K.
EMMET » ™ NEW FRITZ,
Supported by bis own Full Dramatic Company.
NEW FltlTZ la pronouncedJ»y I‘rcM uud Public OS
far superior to tho OLD Kill TZ , ......
Houses crowded uluhtly with tbe Fashion ami Elite.
Scale of I'rlcva-Aumlulotv, ft, 73, 00, sodaje. Duly
Wallace (Saturday), prices same a* .ivcalaif. . ..
Monday.Fea. Jt-6feO.fi. K.NIQIU' CO. tu**OTTO. *
PLY.IIOIITII tllllKCK,
Mlchlsia-av., but.UibaadZiKlfßts.
PUOPESSOU O’NEILL’S
ART ENTERTAINMENTS.
fiUUJECTS TO-NIQUT; **,
Switzerland, Venice, audjlilam
Exposition hijiluinu.
A. It. SAMUELLS SOLE MAHAQKU.
Champion and wurld-roauwuod PodcstrlouuwwlH tUrt
Mouduyo/tcnioou. March JJ. at a o'clock. jJlw uiiwt
marveiuua and wonderful feat of walking a. ‘KH<iv# rler
mile* la ‘J.UH tan minutes, pronounced by tlwjircw.
oublio. and medical fmuiruliy as asionUbma. fovilo w
« Nevaus’celebrated Uaod bus beeu euaaaod fciklvu
concerts ofioruoou and owning. iy
Admission, aac, UlillUrau. lac. • oy.
Hajii.ivh TiiiMi iti:, i
87 Clark*ai., opposite Court-House. , \
CIIAB. A. OARDNKIt. WATSOS sad ELLIS, OUY
LINTOK and LUCY AUAUfi. MUfi. It. A7IIUKkNAN
oudCAPr. UEO. LIAIILK, and tbe roaring conuwy,
ouu i>.v«iii;xi mxoit.
Matinees Tuesday aud Friday,
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