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dal, and I know It to be a good one,
and I respect him. Hence my embarrassment.
I would like right here to correct a statement of
Aid. McCaffrey, that, at the instigation of bis
Honor the Mayor, the meeting of Thursday
night was adjourned.
Aid. McCaffrey—l didn’t make any such state
ment. -
Aid. Cullerton—Let the; gentleman correct it
Aid. McCaffrey—l stated thatitwas intimated
as from his Honor that if the Council would ad
journ without taking any action it would be all
right; and be made that statement to you and
mvself in his office the next morning.
lAld. Cullerton—Finish it. He said that if the
Council would listen to his communication read
and then adjourn, in ail probability it might be
Aid. McCaffrey—That Is correct.
Aid. Cnllerton—Then why not state it as he
said it? [Applause.] ■ ■
The gentleman from the Sixth then continued
bis “ explanation,” saying: My relations with
the Chief and the Department were such that I
was careful about the position 1 took; but as
an Alderman, having taken an oath
of office. I found myself thus
situated. The city was tied up by two bills
passed by a Republican Legislature,—one limit
ing the issue of scrip to 73 per cent of the tax
levy, a measure for the benefit of Cairo, bnt all
other cities in the State had to be included; and
the other prohibiting the levy for city purposes
of more than 2 per pent of the assessed valua
tion. This 2 per cent limitation will give the
dtv only $2,070,000 with which to ran Its ma
chinery and keep up its improvements. That
law cannot be repealed until the next Legis
lature meets, two years hence. The last
Administration sought to make a reduction in
salaries, etc.,—to make a saving without any
law, but upon the common-sense principle,—
and tucceeded, and the employes of the city
hare already bad the benefit of $200,000 of it.
The Council made a great misuse when It m
serted that $300,000 in the Apprunriation bill.
It should have remained in the Treasury. If it
had. and the present Administration would save
$?00,000, or $300,000, or $500,000, wc would
here advanced several steps toward the “ pay
as-you-go ” basis. If this Administration would
lollow the policy of the preceding one in many
respects it could be done.
But the trouble has been, when we took up
the Appropriation bill, the Aldermen for the
First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth wonid
get up and move to insert an item for sewers,
engine-houses, viaducts, etc. “The neoplo
wanted them, must have them, and demanded
them.” But the policy of the Chairman of the
Committee on Eire and Water (Thompson) and
the gentleman from the First (Dixon) is, “ Nev
er mind these improvements—never mind en
gine-houses, or repairs to the apparatus which
the firemen are paid to run—let them go, but
look out for the salaries.” The statements
made [bv Thompson and Dixon] are the fool-
Jsbest I Lave overheard. [Applause.]
Aid. Dixon—Doesn’t a portion of the 25 per
cent asked for by the Mayor come out of the
item for repairs of engines?
Aid. Cullerton —Undoubtedly so. [Laughter.]
Aid. Dixon —How will you reduce 25 per cent
if you don’t deduct for those items?
Aid. Cullerton—Seduce everything 25 per
cent. .
Aid. Dixon—Ton must take the different
items as well as salaries.
Aid. Cullerton—But why don’t you take the
different items? You wipe out engine-houses
and repairs of apparatus. How is it, if the law
is so severe that only 75 per cent of paper can be
issued, that only a 5 per cent reduction was
needed in the Fire Department?
Aid. Dixon—l don’t say that.
Aid. Cullerton—The Fire-Marshal was asked
to reduce 25 percent
Aid. Dixon —How would you reduce the 23
Aid. Cullerton—ln this way: .If there was an
appropriation for two engine-houses, 1 would
build one. If 515,000 were set aside lor repairs,
I would use T 5 per cent of it
Aid. Tbroop—l protest against taking up
time in this back and forward talk.
Aid. Cullerton —You know what kind of a
man the gentleman from the First (Dixon) is
when he gets in a corner. [Laughter.]
Aid. Dixon didn’t seem to realize that he was
jp a ‘'corner,” but his sileuce didn’t have any
effect o'n the representative from the Sixth, as
arituess the following:
Aid. Cullerton—ln the Department of Public
Works you will find pretty nearly all the em
ployes kept. A large number have been dis
charged and very few put in their places.
[Laughter.] When you come to $250,000 for
tewerage purposes— along about the Ist of Oc
tober —they will let contracts to <bout 57,000. It
the .Marshal believed that be could come within
tlie saving by throwing out buildings aud re
pairs, and not cripple the Department, all right.
Ido pot advocate any ope lor Benner’s place. I
don’t believe any one does. When the law was
such as to compel the Mayor to issue the order
ol June 0, aud Benner knowing the law, it
seems to me the trouble could have been
avoided. Did Dixon desire to call his friend
Benner a liar when he said that it was -unquali
fiedly false that he endeavored to influence tho
men against the 5 per cent reduction!
Aid, Diion—lt is false.
Aid. Cnlierton—Benner says so In writing.
He admits it, and most every member of Hie
Department knows it; and I say that you
(Dixon) know it, [Laughter and aonlause.]
More than ten or fifteen men told me so. Last
pay-dav three of them came to me and told me
about Benner’s order, and I explained the law
as well as I could, and they said, “We all do
just as we are a mind to.” And I told them
that was what I wanted them to do.
Then they told ' me ' that Dixon
in his buggy at their house bad told them - to
pay no attention to it—that Benner was ail
Tight, and the Council would sustain them, and
Harrison could go to the devil with bis reduc
Aid. Dixon—What house was that?
Aid Cullerton—Keep quiet; you will be all
right after a while.
The Alderman had exceeded the five minntes
allowed by the rule for speeches or “ explana
tions,” and there were calls of “Time," and
Aid. Rawleigh made the point that the gentle
man was not discussing the question.
Aid. Dixon—Be has stated nothing bat false
Aid. Cullerton—That is all right.
Aid. Waldo insisted on the enforcement of
the five-minute rule.
Aid. Cullerton pleaded for two or three min
utes more.
The Council was indulgent.
■ Aid. Cullerton then read the order o£ Benner
to the Chiefs of Battalions, saying that be knew
the position of the Mayor, and bad resorted to a
“trick to deceive the. men.” This “trick,” ac
cording to the Alderman, wasthe using of “num
ber” instead of “names” in the order, which
read “ the number of men who would agree vol
untarily to take 5 per cent less than the salary
appropriated,” etc. Who would not have done
■ms they did when onlrthe “number” was asked
for? The position of the Mayor, under the cir
cumstances, was sound. Be bad acted fairly,
end if gentlemen who had no business to inter
fere hsd kept out of it there would have been
no fuss. Suppose Benner was reinstated, what
would be the result? Would it harffionlie the
Fire Department? He said not. The Mayor
and the Chief would be antagonistic.' Benner’s
time expired on the 30th. Do you suppose the
Mayor will send in bis name, which be can’t do
unless you compel nim i Be careful. ■ The fire
men are looking at you, and saying, “ I wonder
which will come out ahead, the Council or the
Mavor? We don’t know what to do. We don’t
.know whether it will be Swenie, Benner, Petrie,
Meyers, or Shay; or who. Consequently-
Aid. Swift—l would like to know if it is any
business of the men who the .leader is?
Aid. Cullerton—The firemen arc looking out
for their interest as well as you or L
Aid. Swift—lf a fireman is a good one, he will
attend to his duly, no matter who his leader is.
Aid. Cullerton —With referen e to Chief, over
at the fire to-day on Canal street people said if
Benner was there it would have been out long
ago. [Applause.] H you believe it Is for the
best interests of Benner, reinstate him, but you
will find the contrary.
The communication above referred to by Aid.
Lawler was read hr the Clerk, and proved to be
the resolutions adopted at the Kortn Side
Turner-flail mass meeting July <5, requesting
tlie Mayor to reconsider his action in removing
Marshal Benner.
Aid. Wetterer—l desire the Clerk to read a
similar communication.
This proved to be the petition of the under
writers, published in yesterday’s Tribune.
Aid. Everett—A. great deal of time has been
consumed in wandering around this all-jmpor
tant question. Jiy friend from the Sixth has
taken great pains to arraign our friend from the
First, and accuse him of all kinds of tricks, —all
of which doesn’t pertain to the all-imnortant
question now before this Council.
' Aid. CnHerton—l will take it all back if you
won’t take no any time about it. {Laughter. J
Aid. Everett —We have met here, as required
by law, a court of last resort, to pass upon this
.question of the removal of our Chief. There
isn’t an Alderman 'that doubts the right of the
ilayor to remove the head of anv one depart
ment for insubordination. 'Hot the statutes do
apouire that this Connell shall decide whether
li2t question is of .sufficient weight to discharge
-this man from the position, and that is,the only
question we have got before ns tp-nicht. We ,
2nd that the Mayor instructed Mr. Benner to
So certain things, tlt became necessary,
bs says, to reserve 2d per cent of the
tax-levy. We'admit that When my friend from
the Sixth arraigned Aid. Thompson and dll the
others for wiping out engine-houses and school
houses, etc., 1 should like to ask him if the
Mayor isn’t doing the same thing?' Isn’t that a
portion of the 35 per cent he wanted Mr. Ben
ner to save? Of course it is, and the question
of 85 per cent is the residue that has got to be
raised in some way. The Mayor is in thorough
accord with the Aldermen in not building en
gine-houses and school-houses if we canhelp it.
So that comes to naught. It was thrown against
our Chairman of like Committee on Hire
and Water as a kind of a heavy
stroke,.but it didn’t do much good. If it is
only S per cent required from the Fire Depart
ment, why didn’t the Mayor instruct Mr. Ben
ner to raise it the same way he instructed the
Marshal at the head of the Department now?
He told Mr. Benner he wanted the 5 per cent to
come voluntarily. In his message he speaks of
Mr. Benner enforcing the reduction. Mr.
Benner knew that this Council had passed an
appropriation bill which fixed the salaries of
these men, and he knew he had no right to
change them?
Aid. Cnllerton—Suppose you couldn’t pay
them? ’
Aid. Everett —That is another question. We
have fixed these appropriations, and we are the
only power that can change them.
Aid. Cullerton—Well, let -‘we” pay them.
Aid. Everett—The Corporation Counsel ren
dered his opinion on the subject, and what docs
he say ? fie says there are only two ways by
which this reduction can be brought about,— -by
ordinance or by discharging _the men. fie
doesn’t say you can raise 5 per cent by
enforcement. That is what the Mayor’s
communication reads. What should have
been done with this matter was to
have laid it before this Council and Jet it, by
ordinance, arrange the matter of a reduction.
Now wc come to the final point. He wanted
Mr. Benner to see the men in his Department.
Mr. Benner carried out the order to the letter.
He called every Captain and Lieutenant to
gether at Engine-House No. 18, as has always
been the custom.'and'explained the pecessity of
the 5 per cent reduction.’ If he had" tone to
each individual engine-house, and in so doing
have stepped over,the rights of the Captains and
Lieutenants, he would have bred insubordina
tion by that act. He wanted to make
this thing voluntary, as, under the Mayor’s
order, he was instructed to do. Haying seen
the Captains and Lieutenants, and explained it
to them, ho left it. for them to put it to a vote
of the men. The result was tliat 314 were op
posed to it, and three were for it.
Aid. Cullorten—Suppose that the word
“names” was put in in lieu of “numbers.”
Aid. Everett—That is an assumption on your
own part, sir, which is entirely irrelevant.
Aid. Cnllerton—l cm asking you a question—
Aid. Dixon—l hope the Alderman will not ha
interrupted. ’ [Laughter.]
Aid. Everett—lf the thing Is going to be volun
tary, it mnst be the voluntary act of each man’s
mind. There must be no coercion about it. If
the Marshal bad gone there and held_ the itn
plied threat of a discharge over the heads'of these
-meS, they would have accepted the 5 per cent
reduction under nrotest, and could have collect
ed it, as the Law Department tells us. But, In
order to make it voluntary, he allowed the; men
to vote on it.
Aid. Culierton—What do you think ought to
be done tilth those three fellows?
Aid. Rawleigh—Promoted. [Laughter.]
Aid. Everett—Mr. Benner performed his duty
to the letter. The question for ns to decide, is
this: Do the interests of’ Chicago require that
we try any more experiments? We have a Chief
of the Fire Department in whom everybody has
confidence. No man can raise his finger aud
point out a single time when he flinched from
duty. Be has been at his work early and late,
at all times. Now we find the Mayor out of
humor with the Marshal because, he didn’t
do something that he couldn’t do. Is it
possible that tho City of Chicago, of the Alder
men here, will vote to discontinue this man in
office simply because he thought he was doing
his duty?
Aid. Cullerton—How did the other Marshal
do what he couldn’t do?
Aid. Smyth—The other Marshal had a specific
Aid. Dixon—l hope that Aid. Cullerton will
not interrupt. [Store laughter.]
Aid. Cullerton—Oh |
Aid. Everett—lt uoesu’t interrupt me at all.
The Alderman proves be has got a bad cose.
That’s all there is about it, Wnen we were
trving to save this fight, what did the
Mayor say? “I told .Mr. Swcnie, if necessary,
to go aud discharge two companies of firemen.”
Aid. McCaffrey—Three.
Aid. Everett—Three. I accept the correction.
He told him to discharge three companies of
firemen and then hire them over again at a re
duced salary. Why didn’t he give the same
order to Mr. Benner? instead of doing so, he
left him at'sea, not wanting to take the respon
sibility, as be has not wanted to take
the responsibility in several other questions.
Now, I think the members of this Council
are an intelligent set ol men, and that
the business interests, the insurance interests,
and the interests of every man that owns prop
erty demand the reinstatement of Mr. Benner,
—riot through any enmity to the Mayor, but
simply as a matterol right. Therefore, Iwould
move the previous question.
Aid. Lawler—l still insist that I want to have
this letter rend.
Aid. Everett—l will withdraw it.
Aid. Lawler—l want to say that, if the night
is warm, this is an important subject, and 1
think every member ought to be allowed
to express himself. I find that the Cor
poration Counsel replied to the Mayor
a few days ago, stating that it was
in the power of the Fire-Marshal to make
a redaction or discharge the men. On the ISth
of June Mr. B enner wrote it letter to the Cor
poration Counsel. [This letter, which the
Alderman proceeded to read, asked for advice
as to whether he (Benner) had the right to re
duce the men’s 'salaries, and whether by so do
ing be would not make himself liable on bis
bond.] Had Benner got an answer to that he
woalu have carried out the ■ man’s suggestions,
ngbt or wrong. But, while Mr. Adams has
since stated to me in the ante
room that he bad been so busily en
gaged in the courts that 'he could
not answer those two simple inquiries,—
when the question involved the saving of this
man’s head, —yet be coaid find leisure to give
.an opinion to the Mayor.
Aid. Cullerton—Hadn’t he already famished
his opinion to the Mayor?
Aid. Lawler—That ain’t the question at ail. I
don’t believe we have come td set ourselves up
against Carter H. Harrison, Mayor. I went as
far as anybody In this Council in helping to put
him in as Mayor, and lam not sorry for what I did
In that direction. [Dissent from the left]. If that
letter had been answered by the Corporation
Counsel, Marshal Benner’s head wouldn’t hare
been cut off. The day before yesterday the
newspapers published the. opinion of Mr. Ad
ams, in which it was given to the public that
the Marshal, with bis two Assistants, could
make this redaction, f feel for Mr. Benner as
a man. 1 think there has been a misunder
standing in this case. I don’t wont to set my
self up against the Mayor, and 1 don’t propose
to do so, but I believe in a roan who, to my
knowledge, has traveled all over the United
States, and who has paid his own expenses
in getting ail the information he could to make
improvements in what is considered to-day the
best Fire Department in the world. [Tremen
dous applause, which the Chairman went
through the form of suppressing alter It had
died away.] It is the most efficient Fire Depart
ment in the world. The gentleman refers to
the fire to-day. Mr. Benner and a great many
officials and bnsiness-men were to it, and the
firemen worked well. But that cuts no figure.
1 don’t take the position that we can’t get
along without him. He might die to-night,
and Mr. Swenie .is a good and efficient
fireman woo could take bis place. But
Mr. Swenie don’t cut any figure in
this matter whatever. It is a questlon'wbelher,
after the Council had made an appropriation to
pay these men $75 a month, Mr. Benner be
lieved he could reduce their pay. He . himself
says: “I couldn’t see myself dear to interfere.”
It’showed the man all " right! ’ Aod.l was very
sorry to bear the gentleman [Cullerton] say
there was a trick in the order,—to hear this said
of a man who wouldn’t toll, a lie, a man who
wouldn’t go across the road to save himself iu
this position.- Had the Mayor consulted
with this Council, and had he looked
in upon the Water " Department, ,he
would have found there men who were
getting 5100 a inbhth while these firemen were
only getting $73. And this man who was to be
sacrificed for not having got the law from the
Law Department said, “X spend nearly all mv
own salary, but I will give a thousand of it
sooner than bate these men f educed 5 percent,”
[Tremendous applause.] And we could have
raised $3,000 or $6,000 in an hour’s time to pre
vent such a reduction. Poor as I am I would
have paid down $lO as a man to help bridge this
thing over. Bnt we find men in this City;
■Government getting $3,700 and even $4,500 a
year who could have said, but who did not say,
“This emergency is a trying one. We will give
something to bridge it over.” The Mayor
mustn’trnn away with the idea that we are trv
ing td antagonize bis Administration. I believe
from that letter .that if Marsnal Benner had got
the information'he requested his head would {
not have been cht off.' ‘
Aid. Cullerton—Wouldn’t; you consider It
proper for Mr. Benner to have consulted his kii
penor officer for <uc law?
Aid. Lawler—He did so In this case.
- ■Aid. Everett—Don’t we hire the Law Depart
ment to furnish us opinions, and don’t we pay
them big salaries?
. Aid. Cullerton—We ain’t the Mayor.
; Aid. Everett —No, but we are above the May
or. [Applause and laughter.]
Aid. Cullerton—l think we will be. [Laugh
Aid. Lawler—There isn’tsmaa here but feels
for Mr. Benner who says to-day that Mr. Ham
son means all right. • ■
Aid. Cohertou—Are you one o£ the “we
that believes himself higher than the M^yor.
Aid. Lawler—No, sir; but I say I
myself just as good as the Mayor when i behave
myself. [Great laughter.] I came here to rep
resent a lari?e constituency, and the Mayor must
not get the idea that we intend to breaic up the
Democratic party. . ..
-Aid. Cullerton —Yes I but yon tag on at the
tail end of the Republican caucus.
Aid. Lawler—l was present when the thing
was organized, and some other gentlemen were
not. [Laughter.] I hope now for the best In
terests of the city, that «'a will, without much
more ado, reinstate Mr. Benner, and
in the’ future,, as we have in
the - past, show Mr, Harrison as
Mavor that we do not intend to injure the pros
pects of a party which has got possession of this
City Government, and which your humble serv
ant hopes will get possession not only of the
countv and the State, but of the Presidency m
18S0. " [Laughter.]
Aid. Smyth—l suppose no other . gentleman
desires to talk, and I therefore move the previ
ous question.
There were calls for the yeas and nays, but it
was agreed that this was not necessary, and the
pterions question was ordered.
The Chair—The question is. Shall the Council
disapprove of tire action of the "Mayor in re
moving Fire-Marshal Benner?
Aid Throop—l would add, and that he be re
instated. .
Aid. Dixon—The language of the law is "dis
approve,” simply. J ■
The motion was agreed to,—yeas, 28 (only ~4
were required); nays, 6,—as follows:
yeas —Dixon, Ballard. Phelps, Clark, Malloy,
Grannis, Turner, McAulcy, Aitucter, Lawler, Pur
cell, Smyth, Eisznef, McNnrncy, Throop, Swilt,
Kawleign. Everett, Knopf. Thompson. Stauher,
Lorenz, Waldo, Wettoicr, Meict (Sixteenth). Mc-
Caffrey, Jonas, and McCormick—2B.
Aoys—Cullerton, McNally, Eiordan, Peevey,
Meyer (Fifteenth), and Barrett—6.
Absent— l’uley and Sanders, the latter being sick.
The resuit was received by the lobby with
cheers, and the swinging of hats, and the Chair
tried in vain to restore order. The crowd
began at once to file out for the purpose
of spreading the good news, giving three, more
cheers’, however, for Benner as they were leav
Aid. Cullerton 1 moved to adjourn, and the
motion being of coarse carried, the Aldermen
shook hands and congratulated one another on
the result of the meeclng.
The action of the Council does not restore
Benner to his old position. imme'dlately. Be
has first to get a new bond. This he will do
Monday, and submit it to the Council in the
evening for approval. This done, Matt will
then be in command of the Department again,
say by 9 o’clock Monday night. No one now
expects that Mayor Harrison will reappoint
Benner when his terra expires at the end oi this
month, but the Chief has been vindicated, Over
the ' selection of a successor the Council
and tlie Mavor will again come in conflict, un
less the latter yields and restores Benner in
obedience to the demands of the people, irre
spective of party affiliations. The majority of
the present Council say they will not confirm
any other man for the position, no matter who
he may be. Thev have made up their minds on
that point. As long as there is no break in the
ranks, —hardly a possible tning in view of the
vote last night,—there is a hope of a continu
ance of Benner at the head of the Department,
in which event Chicagoans will be able to sleep
sound at night.
While the Council was engaged in the work of
disapproving of the Mayor’s action his Honor
was engaged in rambling through the worst
dives he could find in the West Division, paying
especial attention to those located on Maoison,
near Canal street. A reporter found him after
ward, mid was the first to break the news to
him. He was leisurely strolling up the walk
leading to his house, his coat hanging upon his
arm, when accosted, and though he assumed an
air of pleasantness it was very clear that be was
not in the best mood.
“ How are yon, Mr. Mayor?’’ inquired the re
porter. ,
“I am quite well; but what brought yon out
“I came to bring you the news.”
1 guess 1 have heard the news.”
“Well, The Tribune wants to know what
you think o£ it.”
“Ah, ah, that’s it, is it? Ton can tell The
Tribone that I hare nothing to say on the
subject, and, furthermore,.! will not be inter
“ Then you will not say anything on the sub-
J6Ct? **
“How did the vote stand?”.
“But my question first 1 ”
“1 have nothing to say further than that I
anticipated the reinstatement of Benner.”
“The rote stood S 8 to 6," responded the
scribe, which seemed to surprise him very much,
and hewent on to talk at random on every phase
of the subject except the one desired. The re
porter, however, succeeded in arresting him
finally by asking,
“ what do you propose to do about it?”
“ I will not be interviewed any more, andhave
made np-tny mind not to talk with newspaper
men, for they take down all I say, and some
times misrepresent me."
The reporter to draw him out suggested that
the whole affair was very unfortunate, which
drew from him a sighing “Yes.”
“1 see McAulcy did not vote for you?” next
said the reporter.
“ That surprises me, for I had counted on
“And Phelps voted against you also?"
1 “Is that possible. I did not think that.”
“I notice, too, that McCormick cast his vote
with the majority?”
“I- exoeeted this to-day, and as soon as I
beard be was against mo I knew that Benner
would be reinstated.”
“But bis name was attached to that under
writers’ petition.”
“ Yes, but be bad promised ” and he was
going on to finish the sentence when he sudden
ly remembered his promise not to talk to news
paper men. For a moment thereafter he was
silent, but by vigorous pumping he was led to
intimate that some of the Aldermen who bad
promised to stand by him had not kept their
word, but nothing could be gotten from him to
indicate liis future purposes. He said, however,
dropoing this subject, that be had found some
dreadful “dives” during the evening along
Madison and Canal streets, and that he had or
dered them, to cease their music hereafter at 10
o’clock, to sec if that would improve their char
His Body to Be Committed to the Grave
Monday—Arrangements for the Funeral.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune,
Columbus, 0., July 13.—The funeral services
of the late William Allen will take place at
Fruit Bill, near Chillicothe, on Monday morn
ing at 10 o’clock. The remains will be interred
in the cemetery, which overlooks the valley.
It was the earnest desire cf the relations that
the services should. be conducted privately, but
this it has been , found impossible to do. A
meeting of the citizens of Cnillicotbe was held
this-afternoon, which passed resolutions ex
pressing sorrow at his death and eulogizing his
character. All business will be suspended on
Monday until after the funeral, and alltbc church
bells in the city will toll while the procession is
moving, which, it is thought, will be one ef the
largest oyer witnessed in the State. CapL Put
nam, who for a number of years was Mr. Alien’s
crime secretary, says Mr. Alien returned to
his home after the hard-fought campaign of
1873 completely worn out and bis health im
paired, from which he never fully recovered, al
though he at times apneared in in's usual vigor.
The Captain and other friends believe the Gov
ernor was fully aware that bis heart was dis
eased, as he had often spoken of his belief that
.he should die suddenly, and expressed the hone
that when the .time came for him to go that he
should go off like a rocket.
■- Queenstown, July 12.—Arrived, Isteamship
Pennsylrania, from Pnlladelphis.
■ .Montreal, July. 12.—Arrived, Barmatian,
from Liverpool.
Turk, July 12.—Arrived, steamship
Holland, from London.
~ Habbisbubg. July 12.—The funeral of the
late John A. Smuil, Clerk of the .House of Kep
resentativet, took place teklay. All the State
Departments nere closed. ‘
New York, July 12. —Senator Bayard sailed
W-dqy for Europe.
No New Cases, and No Ad
ditional Deaths in
Tennessee Conntry Towns
Entirely Free from the
k General Belief Exists that
Ho Epidemic Will
New Orleans Authorities Declare
Their City Remarkably
Origin of the Alleged Cases of
. Fever in the City of
The Disease Contracted horn Clothing
Infected by Last Year’s
Special Dispatch to The Trihum
Memphis, Teno., July 12.—N0 new cases yet,
and the cant-get-away squad begins to feel
liappv. The seotiipcnt to-day bas been almost
universally condemnatory of the hasty action
of the medical gentlemen in precipitating as
great a calamity commercially upon the ill-fated
city as the real outbreak of an ordinary epi
demic. The physicians are still at variance,
some declaring that four cases of sporadic fever
have occurred; others that but one, and still
others, whose professional ability is Unquestion
able, who declare that they don’t believe even a
sporadic case has appeared. The people find
consolation in the old adage that “ when doc
tors fall out,” etc.
There was a well attended meeting of citizens,
emoracing the remaining members of the Cham
ber of Commerce and Cotton Exchange, at which
the quarantine question was freely discussed. It
is charged that all the towns and cities which
have established quarantine have anticipated
the conditions prescribed in the act regulating
National and State quarantine, which, is ex
plained that such action should not be taken
until the disease is declared epidemic in a city
or town.
The following resolutions were unanimously
Wueheas, The City of Memphis has In ail re
spects complied with all the rules and regulations
prescribed by the National Board of Health; there
fore, -
Setolced, That Arkansas, New Orleans, and
other cities that have quarantined against ns, be
requested to observe the rules and regulations sug
gested by >he National Board of Health, and adopt
ed by the Sanitary Council of the Mississippi
Resolved, That the-citizens and merchants of
Memphis, in behalf of the trade of this city, and
of its citizens, regret the hasty and unjust action
of the authorities of the State of Arkansas, of
New Orleans, and other cities, in proclaiming
a quarantine against ns in advance of
any epidemic in , this city. We regret
that the railroad trains of the Memphis £ Little
Rock iiailroad have been discontinued under the
direction of the Governor of Arkansas, and that
steamboats plying uepveeQ Memphis and towns in
Arkansas are foroiddcn'from landing at any land
ing in Arkansas. We know no sufficient cause to
warrant such extraordinary .conduct. Acting iq
good faith towards oar own citizens and to the
'public, the Board of Health of Memphis bas an
diounced the ! first'appharauce of a few sporadic
cases of yellow fever. The chances arc -' that
we will have po epidemic, and certainly
there is no reason at the ' present
time to prevent the most timid or prudent person
from coming into and remaining in Memphis.
There is surely no reason to apprehend infection
from citizens leaving or goods of any character go
ing from this city. W 4 need make no argument
on this occasion. There have been no new esses
for three days, according to the best information.
There is no epidemic here of yellow fever, there
fore we most respectfully request the Board of
Health of the State of Arkansas to send its own
representative to this city to examine and report
to the State authorities, - and in the meantime we
respectfully urge that the order of quarantine
against Memphis be revoked.
have occurred, and Judge Bay and his son, both
of whom are still considered as doubtful cases
by a number of physicians, are doing well to
night. Judge Kay, it :was thought, would die
last night, but favorable symptoms developed
this morning.
- Many people are still leaving the city, while a
number who made preparations to go have de
clined to do so until something more positive
another correspondent.
Special Dispatch to The Tribune.
Memphis, Tenn., July 12.— The developments
of the past twenty-four hours continue to in
spire hope as regards the future sanitary condi
tion of the city. The opinion Is becoming more
general among the medical fraternity that there
Is no danger of epidemic, eyen by those who
hold tenaciously to the genuineness of the cases
that have been reported. There are physicians
among them—those who have witnessed every
epidemic that has occurred within the past forty
years—who contend that no well-defined case of
yellow fever has made its appearance here
this . season. Talking to one of
this 'class to-day on the subject of
sporadic cases, he said: “Their appearance is
probable. In 1374, the next season after the
scourge of to my certain knowledge there
appeared over the city well-defined sporadic
cases of fever. The City Medical Department
at this time was notas ambitious as those of the
present day appear to be, and no publicity was
given of the fact, and consequently no alarm
was created. Then the physicians acted upon
the well-established precedent that sporadic
cases of fever would appear, but not become
even endemic the year following an epidemic.”
He hooted the idea that an epidemic was Im
minent. The general health of the season did
not justify the opinion that yellow fever
in the form of a general tendency to fever com
plaints, particularly in the low, marshy lands
contiguous to Memphis. Such has not been the
case this season, and upon that fact alone he
felt safe in the opinion he expressed of no
danger of an epidemic this year,
A called meeting of the Chamberof Commerce
was held this evening, to which a general at
tendance and participation of citizens was in
vited. The object pf the meeting was stated to
be to take action against the hasty L man
ner in which Memphis has been quarantined
by the Slate Board of Health, the
authorities of Arkansas; and by cities and
towns. There was a - very large attendance.
Dr. R. IV. Mitchell stated Uie rules' and regula
tions of the National Board of Health, and the
objects for which they were intended. . He gave
it history of the first case occurring here this
season, Mr. Mulornndon, and it was thelr'duty
to notify the different Boards of Health at once.
The first case is'
nor probably would be a half a dozen cases.
When one person takes the fever from another,
then Infection has occurred. It was not Intended
to enforce the rules and regulations of the Na
tional Board of Health until a place became
dangerously infected, and Memphis had not be
come so.
Special Dispatch So The Trthuns. -
Cincinnati, 0., Jalv 12.—J. M. Keating, edi
tor of the Memphis Appeal, telegraphs as fol
lows regarding the yellow-fever situation at
Memphis this afternoon:
“The Board of Health admits two additional
coses, of yellow fever, —Tobin, who died on
Thursday, and his wife, who is said now to be
dying. These were under the charge of Dr.
Henning, n. suspicious case. is reported in a
junk-shop on Bes street and one on the wharf
boat. There is an ’uneasy feeling in conse
quence, but not like the panic by which. In a
few days, we lost 10,000 people. Busi
ness is as active as ever- at this season
of.the year, and if the national quarantine Is
not enforced too soon, many ot the merchants
will sell out their stocks. Mwu of them hays
shipped their poods to other points, in order
that the? may be able to distribute them to
their customers without the delay incideut to
quarantine.' We are still hoping that we shall
not have an epidemic.”
To the Western Associated Trees.
Memphis. Teno., July 13. — the State Board
ot Health this morning established inspection
ol trains and, passengers. Hereafter all per
sons and trains leaving Memphis will be re
quired to have certificates from the inspecting
officer. All trains arriving and departing will
transfer passengers’ baggage at a- point five
miles distant from the city.
Judge Ray’s condition Is unimproved, and hut
faint hopes are entertained of his recovery. His
son also lies in a critical condition. No new
cases have been reported within the past two
days. ...
A. jli, Langstafl, President of the Memphis
Howard Association,, who left the city this
morning, telegraphs from Milan, Tenn., as
Have visited every town between here and Mem
phis on the Louisville Road, and conferred with
the Mayors, physicians, and prominent citizens.
All sympathize with us, and will not quarantine
against us unless we bave'sn epidemic.
Everything regarding the fever remains in
statu quo. No new cases have been reported,
and the general impression is that the fever will
not spread, but be confined to the families
where it is at present located. No change has
been reported in the condition of Judge Ray
and bis son. Both are very low, and are not
expected to live.
Special DlsvaUh to The Trtbutu.
Memphis, July 13.—The yellow-fever sensa
tion has collapsed, ail the industry ot the Board
ot Health and physicians of the city failing to
discover a single new case or any other old case
bearing any symptoms of the disease. In fact
the doctors are now wrangling over the four
cases reported up to - yesterday. Dr. Saunders,'
former President of the Board of Health and
one of the physicians of. the city who is re
garded as authority, declares that after rigid
investigation he . nas discovered but one case
that he is willing to risk his reputation on
in declaring a genuine ease of yellow
fever and that one was Muibrandon, who died
Wednesday. He took particular pains to trace
the cause of this case, which he relates as fol
Mulbrgndon’s, wife lost several relatives in
1878 of. the fever, whose household effects
came by inheritance or otherwise into her
possession. The articles not nsed in ' house
keeping for her own family were last winter
or otherwise; without regard to disinfection.
Since the hot season set in these articles have
been repacked and exposed .to . atmos
phere to be aired. . The neighbors say
that dark' spots ’ were noticed on
some of the bedding, which Dr. Saunders says
was the stains of negro vomit, contact witb
which no douht caused poor Melbrundon’s
death ahd the subsequent hullabaloo about the
spontaneous outbreak of yellow fever, which
has resulted so burtfully to the commercial in
terests of Memubis.
Other leading physicians agreed with Dr.
Saunders as to. the character of the case, and
say that other sporadic eases will no doubt ap
pear during tbc season, but they are now almost
satisfied that
Ttie prevailing unusual hot temperature since
Muibrandon was taken has not caused the dis
ease to spread, and they have no fears that it
will do so.
Maov citizens who had prepared to leave with
their families were to-day offering their tickets for
sale, having concluded to await further develop
ments. Every little burg ’within a hundred
miles of the radios of Memphis bas established
quarantine against us, and until it is satisfacto
rily developed that the fever will not become
epidemic business will be as fiat as a collapsed
The appearance of a yellow dog on suburban
streets will empty the houses.- Even the golacn
sunset of this evening blanched the laces of
those who have been, so to speak, sitting on
their trunks all day awaiting the departures of
the steamers or trains. Confidence is thor
oughly restored among the cool beads, the only
matter of serious consideration being the im
mense damage to business.
Special Dispatch to The TrLintns.
Washington, D. C., July 12.—The yellow
fever news bas bad the effect to cause the Balti
more health authorities to take special precau
tions. A representative of the Board of Health,
speaking of the sanitary regulations there, says:
It Is not thought wise to go at once to the ex
treme of catting off all water communication
with Southern ports, which would be very inju
rious in a commercial point of view, bat the
most stringent quarantine regulations are and
will’ be enforced. Every vessel coming to
Baltimore from ports south of Cape
Henry, and from Southern ports,. is stop
ped at quarantine and thoroughly exam
ined. All vessels which come from
ports where contagious diseases are known to
exist, even though they may have no sickness
on board, are kcot at quarantine for twenty
four hours, are thoroughly fumigated and dis
infected, and vessels having sickness on board
are detained until all danger of contagion is
over. A careful watch is also kept of arrivals
bv rail from Southern cities, and, while refugees
from Memphis might not be prevented from
coming to Baltimore, jet their presence would
be quickly known, and an Investigation made
bv the health authorities to satisfy them that
there is no danger from infection. The internal
sanitary measures now In force are such as to
give general 'assurance. that there is scarcely
any possibility of the germination of any fatal
contagious disease, even in the most unhealthy
New Oeleanb, July 13.—The Auxiliary San
itary Association makes the following state
After a thorough investigation by the officers and
members of this Association, supported by testi
mony of the Board of Health and New Orleans
-Medical Association, we hereby declare that this
city is now in a perfectly healthy condition, and
that there has not been a single case of yellow
fever in this city the present summer. The city is
in belter sanitary condition than for many years,
and the absence of fevers which nsoally precede
yellow feverinspires the beiiet that we shall escape
serious sickness. The country Will be officially
notified snould yellow fever apnear.
The Board of Health to-dav sent an inspector
to Water Valley, Miss., to invastigate the : re
ported death there of yellow foyer.
Henderson. Ky., July 12.— At a meeting of
the Executive Committee of the Sanitary Coun
cil of the Valley of the Mississippi, held this
afternoon, the following resolutions were
passed: . .
Besotted, That this Committee, in view of the
appearance of yellow fever at several points, rec
ommend the Immediate adoption of the rules and
regulations of the national Board of Health, fo r
securing the best sanitary condition of steamboat
and othcrvesscls, also railroads, including station -
houses, road-beds, and cars or all descriptions, by
all the State and local Boards of Health connected
with this Council.
Besotted , That the Executive Committee, in be
half of the Sanitary Council, request and uree the
National -Board -of Health . to immediately
appoint inspectors, whose duties are de-'
lined in the regulations, at New Orleans,
Vicksburg. Memphis, Cairo, Evansville, Louis
ville, and St. Louis; also one at each place where
yellow fever may occur; and we also recommend
that these inspectors be clothed with full authority
bv the States and municipalities to - enforce these
rules and regulations. It is further recommended
that alt cities and towns in the Valley of the Mis
sissippi adopt and enforce the aforesaid rules,
copies of which can be obtained by addressing Dr.
T. J. Turner, Secretary of the National Board of
Health, Washington, V. C.
Austin, July 12. —The Governor has issued a
proclamation quarantining the State against
Memphis and other points which may become
Infected. He has also appointed a Health-Offi
cer for all exposed paints.
along the river.
Vicksburg, July 12.—Quarantine regulations
are being established at all points on the river.
Cairo, 111., July 12.—The steamer . City of
Helena, from Vicksburg, was not allowed to laud
last night. Quarantine regulations wfil be en
forced against all steamers and trains from
Memphis, in accordance with the resolutions
adopted by the Board of Health.
Cincinnati, July 12. —At a meeting of the
Common Council last evening, at the suggestion
of the Health Officer, $16,000 was appropriated
for placing the dtv In the best possible sanitary
condition, and to fill In all outlying ponds liable
to breed miasma and cause disease. It was .also
ordered that all streets and alleys be* thoroughly
.■flushed by Uie-FireJQej»rtßießfc-^
Latest Move in the Atchison and
Rio Grande Fight at
Argument of Counsel on the MO'
tiou to Remove the Re
The Kansas City Wap -on Pas
senger Rates Renewed.
Special Dlrzatch Co The Tribune.
Dekveb, Col., July. 12.—The second day’s
hearing in the United States Court in the grept
Colorado railroad war began at 9 o’clock this
morning, upon the motion to discharge Receiver
Risley, an immense crowd filling the court-room.
Solicitor Meyer, in behalf of complainant, pro
duced affidavits of President Palmer, Chief-En
gineer McMurtrie, and others relating to the
matters in controversy, after; which Judge Miller
said to Meyer: “ What have you to say about
your suit of 1877? You had a soft in this Court
in 1877 just before the Receiver was appointed
by Judge Bowen. You withdrew foe bill, tak
ing it to Jungo Bowen’s Court. After foe Re
ceiver was appointed you brought it back to
this Court. This, I think, requires some expla
nation.” .
• Meyer replied, and said why he-did so was he
thought there were previous proceedings there
in. Ue ascertained there were now, and he
brought the bill back to this Court. [Laugh
ter.] ■ ■
At 1:50 p.m.. without reading further affida
vits, Judge Miller stated hiis readiness to bear
the arguments. Pratt, of foe Atchison counsel,
began by urging bis reasons,why Receiver
Risley should be discharged. - When a Receiver
has gone out of a case, continued Pratt, it set
tles the matter entirely who moved in foe lease,
who in equity are bound by foe lease from the
spring of 1878 to foe samefali. Both the Atchi
son and Rio Grande were engaged in bitter con
troversies. Rio Grande bonds were down to 40-
Referring to the first negotiation for a lease,
Pratt charged that these first negotiations were
begun by Potts and Schiessinger, proceeding to
Boston for negotiation purposes, going there
with the full balance-sheet, showing'the alleged
condition of the Rio Grande Company,'they de
siring to compromise affairs. They were repre
sentatives of the Rio Grande bondholders, stat
ing they were an authorized committee. Bio
Grande Hoad bonds were down to 40,
with the road not earning interest, and the
stock worth nothing. So long as the $7,000,000
were going along without the interest being
paid thereon, so much - the* better for Pairaer,
wasn’t it! , The policy was for the bondholders
to .take some steps. Palmer did not consent, to
this proceeding. The Rio Grande Company
went into it. reluctantly. Gen, Palmer atter
ward followed, hence the proceedings under
this trust-deed; Trustee Meyer has power to
take possession of the road, and apply it upon
past due interest. Meyer had this right to get
back part of the rental or interest. Solicitor
Merer had charge of the. mortgage debt; He
went to Boston; he drew'the lease, made br
his own volition, and acknowledged!!- Nowhe
says he went to Boston for Palmer. Under
stand, now, Meyer is solicitor for the Trustee.
What’s the next move! The Bio Grande Com
pany assigns the lease to Meyer." Meyer
takes it, and collects the moneys
due. The Atchison Company has invested
nearly $1,000,000 in improving this property.
The bonded debt is now' over ninctv. • When
these men consented to making this lease they
knew they must mako . the Rio Grande Hoad
earn interest or get out when the month of
May arrived. Jt appears the road * bad not
earned money sufficient to pay interest. Where
upon the Atchison Company, the lessees, ad
vanced the funds. The Rio Granue Railroad in
the bands of the Atchison ,Eoad will pay the
interest. The facts which are nrodneed show It.
There is no excuse for a Receiver,* so far as
current interest is. concerned. ’The lease says
the Atchison Company should bay 43 per cent
of the total 'earnings of the Rio Grande Road.
This is simply'an enormous percentage;' Thirty
five per cent is over 840,000 to avoid'd Receiver.
The first five months, from January
to May, under the Atchison management
showed the business to be 28 per cent
better. We ask the Court to consider the fact
and the Kio Grande is in better condition than
when leased, and - the earnings are 25 pep cent
greater tinder the Atchison management than
usual. Fortv-three per cent of the gross earn
ings of the road is paid under the lease.* There
is no road in America so favorably leased to the
bondholders as the Rio Grande. Meyer appears
here as the bondholders’ representative.*. Me is
bound to let the lease stand. He has accepted
the terras presented, and interest. In 1877
Meyer brought a suit. It was then intended to
have Gen. Palmer appointed Receiver. Meyer
and Palmer worked together. Tnis suit remained
here until June 10 last. The Denver & Rio
Grande Railway Company were previously arm
ing men. On 'June 10 there were nearly 2,000
armed ruffians in Colorado, which has disgraced
Colorado. Meyer came to Colorado and entered
collnsiveiy Into this damnable scheme. Meyerhas
no right of equity if he is acting collnsiveiy.
The Court will not appoint Risley as HioGrando
solicitor. He resigned to Judge Bowen, and
Bowen turns round and appoints Risley Re
ceiver. .
Pratt thought the Court would not give such
proceedings as those judicial sanction.
“ Four hundred and sixtv thousand dollars,”
continued Pratt, “ the Atchison Company has
paid upon this road. Ido not know what law
will permit the road to be taken by a Receiver.
This steal is 81,000,000, and they are trying to
saddle the debt upon ns. We claim that the
$804,000 was a trust fond, I believe Meyer had
possession of that money. Meyer says he has
this money pledged for the payment of those
ten-year certificates. Isn’t it reasonable that
Meyer bad these funds! Beyond doubt the
$200,000 emended in this railroad fight
by the Rio Grande Company came from some
where, and the $804,000 tells where the expense
money came from.
Pratt closed with other reviews of matters In
controversy in a concise, logical manner. ■
Sollcltor'Mcycr replied from a written manu
Judge Miller again called his attention to ms
former query regarding the original suit.
Meyer replied rather unsatisfactorily.
Judge Usher followed for nearly one hour.
Usher made an earnest plea for his-clients, en
deavoring to controvert the allegations set forth
by the Atchison Company, and denied the legal
ity of the lease, and clafmed-the earnings after
the Atchison' got possession. He refuted the
reports of corrupt Judgments in Colorado; -
Judge Usher endeavored to explain ’away
Judge Miller’s query to Meyer by stating that
there was nothing irregular about the matter. -
At 3 o’clock the Court .reassembled, when
Judge Beckwith opened in behalf of the Atchi
son Company. Judge Beckwith’s argument
was able and thorough. He reviewed the case
as given bv the onposing. counsel, ■ refuting the
statement as to the funding debt, proving that
the two issues of bonds left a credit- of .over
$30,000; that, when the Atchisoa-Company took
possession of- the Bio Grande Road, the road
bed was poor, the bridges so poor that they
could not run on schedule time,, the rolling
stock insufficient, etc. The Atchison Company
have renalred one-fonrth of the bridges, pur
chased new cars and engines, and laid new ties
ana rails as far as practicable during the winter
Mr. Beckwith said this would not have been
done had they expected to keep the road only a
month; that local freight rates had, been sub
stantially the same, and, if allowed to go* on
through the year, the earnings would have in
creased 40 per cent.
• Mr. Beckwith’s statements and figures were
proved, bv papers he had and by letters from
Gen. Palmer. Beckwith said the .Atchison
Company had leased tnd Rio Grande in good
filth, and had advanced money, and to-day
owned the majority of the stock, and in a court
of justice should be heard, and the Receiver
should be removed.
’ Alter Mr. Beckwith closed, the Court ad
journed until Monday morning, when a de
cision as to the removal ot the Receiver and
appointment of a Commissioner is expected;
also decisions on all points of the case.
The Atchison Company are very sanguine,
and the general opinion is that the decision will
be rendered in their favor, aa it seems justice
There was considerable excitement in railroad
circles here yesterday owing to a new break in
the East-bound passenger rates from Kansas
City. Yesterday morning the St. Lonls, Kansas
City and Wabash combination began to sell
tickets from Kansas' City to New York at $lB.
The move was unexpected, and took everybody
by surprise.' It was only a short time ago when,
in accordance with instructions from Comniis
sioner Fink, who acted under instructions from
.the “BjgjtJoiatV’ the.caveajs'erfi.iaads SS&3S.
from all Mississippi River points to New Tort
To this was added the cut rate then prevail™
from Kansas City to St. Louis, 50 cents, masinS '
.the through rate from Kansas n.i
$24.75. The trunk lines at that "ml
announced that any road violating til’!
rate would not only hare to bear all the r*dmC
lion itself, but it would be cut oil from the fa.
terchango of business with the trunk line?
Now the .Wabash deliberately goes back on
agreement, and yet the “ High Joints ” |fi»
Pool Commissioner, and the Great BoariTof
Arbitration ail declare themselves powerless in
regulate the Wabash. It is even reported that
foe trunk-lines pro-rata with the; Wabash’on
the sl6 rate. There is some suspicion among
railroad managers that some kind ot secret ah-'
derstauding exists between Commissioner Pint
and the General Manager of the Wabash, for
the latter invariably violates the orders ottha
Commissioner, and vet nothing is done-to stm
it. If any other road goes back on the orders of
the Commissioner it is regulated forthwith.
Maybe the Commissioneracts under instructions
from the managers of the trunk lines, 1 bht u
long as this is not apparent the Commissioner
must not complain it be receives' ail the blame.
■ It the trunk lines do not take np the matter at
once and settle this matter with the V,'abash
the mostserions consequences may follow. Tba
roads east of the Mississippi competing with the
Wabash cannot stand this sort of business verv
long. The rates bow charged from Kansas
City to New York are $8.25 less than from St.
Louis and $4: less than from Chicago, tiie
rates from the latter two points cannot ha
maintained if those from Kansas City are nor
restored at once. Besides, if this matter ij
allowed to go on there is no earth
ly doubt that all the East-bound
' pooling arrangements will go to pieces, for the
managers in the West will no longer submit to
the dictations of Commissioner Pink and tin
trunk-line managers if they are unable to en
force their mandates upon a road like the Wa
bash.' The Trunk Line Commissioner and the
Board of Arbitration cost the roads over SIOQ,.
(100 a year, and yet the railroad business is just i
as unsettled, and rates just as mixed, as be
fore these high-priced'“regulators’’ wereap.
pointed. Itwas reported last evening that all
the roads east from Kansas City have met the
rates made by the St. Louis, Kansas Cut &
Northern and Wabash combinations, and that
some of them were selling tickets as low as sls,
The Wabash, not satisfied with having demor
alized the through rates from the East to Kan
sas City, went to work and also reduced Uie
rates from Kansas City to Chicago to $6, bv the
“Pour-in-Hand’,’ route. This action was' un
called for, as the “Pour-in-Hand” has all along
charged $7.50 while all other lines chared
$9.50. What If means to accomplish by cutting
the rate on itself, and making a still farther re
daction of $1.50 is hard to see, unless it la a de
sire to force the other lines to meet the fates
made by the “ponr-in-Hand ” Lice. . This, how
ever, it has not accomplished, and is not likely
to. The managers of the Chicago roods leading
East from Kansas City held a meet
ing yesterday morning, and, after discussing i
the situation in ail its phases, decided taj
adhere to the s9.sorate until they had beard
from the managers of the trank lines. A dis
patch was sent to the managers asking them to
taka measures to have the Wabash estopped
from disorganizing the entire Western traffic,
otherwise they would be comnelled to taka
steps themselves that would tend to bring tbs>
Wabash to terms. ’
■. The railroads leading Bast from this city are
doing a much smaller business now than they
had- been doing before the late advance in rates,
went into effect. Is is almost beyond compre-*
hension that in view of- the fact that the; lata
advance is working disastrously to the roads
leading. Bast, yet the Eastern trunk lines
clamor for .a still, further advance.
The amount of tonnage carried by the various
roads has - been as follows: Michigan Central,
18,134,030 pounds; -Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern. 19,233,611; Pittsburg, Fort Wavne &
Chicago, 1,0k3,434; Pittsburg, Cincinnati &*St
Louis, 5,568,800; Baltimore & Ohio, 1,502,315.
This makes the percentage as follows: Micmgau
Central, 33.1; Lake Shore & Michigan Southern,
35.1; Pittsburg, Fort‘ Wayne ife Chicago,!!?;
Pittsburg, Cincinnati & St. Louis, 10.1; fialtb
more & Ohio, 2.7. . ’ :. *-i
The grain shipments daring the week were as...
follows: Michigan' Central, 14,434,240 pounds;,-
Lake Shore & Michigan Southern, 16,423,184;
Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago, 6,394,000;,
Pittsburg, Cincinnati & Sc. Loots, 2,903,200;
Baltimore & Ohio, 883,133.
The following were the meat shipments: Mich-,
igan Central, 3,813,447 pounds; Lake Shore £
Michigan Southern, 4.027,434; Pittsburg, Fore
Wayne *& Chicago, 4,027,934;- Pittsburg,'Gw-'
clnnatl & - St. Louis, -2,665,600; Baltimore &
Ohio, 619,063. ,
. It will be observed that the Vanderbilt reads
carried much more than their regular pool per-r
centages, while the Pennsylvania Company’s
roads carried much less than their allotted net;
centages. • The Baltimore & Ohio did not 'cany
qnite one-fourty what it was entitled to. There
will have' to be considerable equalizing done to
bring about the regular division of traffic.
&>edal Dispatch to The Tribune,
Washihqxos*,. D. C., July 12.—1 t was stated
some ■ time, since in these dispatches that the
Baltimore <fc Ohio Railroad, on account of its
rapidly increasing business in* the West, would
soon establish Western headquarters at Cfnchfi
nati, with Mr. John King, Jr., First Vice-Presi
dent, in charge. The announcement is now
officially made that it has been determined,
after due consideration by the Company, that
Mr. John King, Jr., the First Vice-President of
the-Baltimore & Ohio, shall in the ensuing foil
take up bis residence and establish his head-,-
quarters at Cincinnati, where it will be his spe
cial duty to gather and influence all business
possible to Baltimore over its expanded system
of'roads! The completion of the great Cincin
nati Southern Railroad is expected in December
next. It will occupy jointly the same depot
with the Marietta & Cincinnati Road at Cincin
nati, and already very considerable business is
brought to . the Baltimore & Ohio from over
such portion of that line as is now in operation.'
The Burlington <fc Missouri River Railroad ta
Nebraska baa decided to build a bridge over the
Missouri River at Plattamontb to connect at
that point with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Railroad. The crossing at present is made by
ferry. Mr. George R. Morrison has been ap- '
pointed engineer of the work, and he Is now, at -
Plattsmoutu taking measurements aud drawing
up the plans. The bridge will be a fine one, and
considerably facilitate the business between the
Chicago, Burlington <fc Quincy aud the Missouri
River in Nebraska Railroads.
The Central Branch Union,'Pacific Company
which baa been building extensions and :
branebes in Kansas under various organizations
has consolidated them all Into one company
under the above name. Meetings have - been
held of all the comoanies concerned, and have
ratified the agreement of consolidation, which is'
now complete. The companies Inclnued In the
consolidation are the Waterville & Washington,
the Renubiican Valley, IhejAtohison, Salomon
Valley ' & Denver. The new Company owns
all" the Central Branch lines," present
and prelected, except the TOO miie*
from ■ Atchison to Waterville. It : is
entirely controlled by the Central Branch Com
pany, and it Is understood that the two Compa
nies will be consolidated as soon as the neces
sary "authority can be ; secured. This will .re
quire an act "of Congress, 1 as an "amendment to
the Central Branch charter. ■
Tight Between Sloa* and Crowv* -
Special Dispatch to The Tribune.
Bismjlece, D. T., July 13.—Capk. Ander«Oß*
of the steamer Josephine, reports that when
the Josephine was passing Old Fore Claggett on
the 9fch a large party 6£ Mountain - Crows-wa*
crossing from thp north side of the Missouri "in
great haste, forcing their ponies into .the.nvef
and crossing the women and children * D *JJ~S
boats.' The Crows reported* that they had nsn
a battle with the Sioux, defeated them, and. as
evidence of the fight, the Captain eaw three
fresh scalps. The bostlles arc not less thanjw
lodges, with 3,000 warriors. The Crows.reported
that the Sioux had,, captured and filled tM
Belknap Agency, but that no murders had been
with a force of 700, including 100
recruits and 125 Crow Indian scouts, was «
Fort Peck. He baa placed all of tlie able-bpmea
Indians at Poplar Creek Agency on the sontn
side of the river, excepting the women, cliiiurcn.
and old men at the Agency. Miles bad. abo
notifled ■ the Yanktonals that he snould demaw
their ponies and arm* if they gave aql encohCj
agement or aid to the hostiles. The buffalo ar
moving south in large numbers, an unnsu**
circumstance at this season of the year. ~.
en route to mormondom. ; ■
Cocscn. Bluffs, la., July 12.—A party <*
650 Mormons, bound fori the abode'of.
late Brigham Yonng, arrived in this city at w
o’clock to-night via the Chicago & Northwea,
era Road., They occupied a • special- tram ,
nineteen cars! « ’ . •
■ "We know Hop Bitters are above and beyond tB.
nua nutritions tonic aadJhlXilUVO*

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