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n .* - AWM •* r »«ÄirJ ; S3 ■ H jl^lj * * V: -V. ' ■ ' 4* 4 ~-U ■ —_ -r »»•••• Volume xviii. Helena, Montana, Thursday, September 25, 1884. No. 45 <Tl,c Ulcehlnliicral.!. B. E. FISK D. W FISK, A. J FISK, Publishers und Proprietors. - gr £ Circulation of any Paper in Mentana Rates of Subscription. WEEKLY HERALD: «3 00 2 00 1 00 One Year, (in advance).. .. Six Months, (In addancej... Three Months, (in advance When not paid for in advance the rate will he Four Dollars per yeaii Postage, in all cases, Prepaid. DAILY HERALD: Cit\ Subscribers,delivered by carrier,8150 a month One Year, by mail, (in advance)............. qj Months, by mail, (in advance).......... Three Months, by mail, (in advance)...... hould be addressed to itOS., Publishers, Helena, Montana. 812 00 c 00 3 00 • «-All communications ** FISK BROS., Publishers, »•VOTE FOR ME." Tommy Hendricks, is it true. As the papers say of you, That you did, From your lofty situation, Kty the ballots of a Nation, For them bid? Tommy Hendricks, can it he. That a man, exulted, free, Kre descends To the pitiful condition Of a beer-house politician, Begging friends? Think of it, O, earnest Nation, Contemplate the situation, if you please! Candidate, Vice Presidential, In a posture penitential, On his knees! Asking, craving, lagging, pleading, Voters, here my heart lies bleeding. As you see ; English, German, Greek, Ephesian, Cnrtbagenian, Dutch, Milesian, Vote for me! "Vote for me, aU creeds and races: Men in high anil lowly places. Vote for me ! Do not mind each living issue. It is subterfuge ami tissue, Vote for me!" < », ye men, whose brains and power Are our country's noblest «lower. Shall it be. That the chosen of our Nation E'er shall say, in exhortation, Vote for me ? Then our motto, "God We Trust," We will humble in the dust, As should be ; And will substitute as better. O 11 each coin, in golden letter, "Vote For Me." ; : WHAT LIFE !1E ? I> CHOOSE. He ambled along down the* stone-fleeke«! lane, And out from his midst there frequent came A full-strength cuss-wor«i, <iecp and low. As he knocked a nail from a wanton toe; And he wished he was dead'n Socrates, And the robins sang out a eliime from the trees. And he wished, as lie stepped on a business brier. Which made him refl«*ct, "by gosh. Marier," That he was a hundred miles away From the farm and the meailow and making hay. And "Urindle" and "Bright" and the kicking cows, And the blackbirds sang in the allier boughs. Vow n poet, who sat 011 a most-hid stump, With bis face in a smile and his back in a hump, Jim! heard the hoy as lie muttered away, And lie called him hither and bid him say What life he d choose if he had his pick," And the brown thrushes piped from a new-built rick. And the lad looked up with his eyes in mist, And, cutting a snack of "Virginia Twist," As he dropped on his bosom his old-gold heail : 'Please, Mi-ter Sir, if it's all the same—" And the thrill of a thrush from the hedgerow came. "Please, Mister Sir, " the boy began, And tears coursed down through the fuzz anil tan— S if s all the same an' I had my pick, 1 could tell ye so suddink twould make ye sick— I'd la-a cashier in a savings bank," And the poet fell over limp and lank. ********* And this simple child, with his tender thought. Prom his sweet desire his wish was wrought ; And iie riiles in a chariot gilt and gay. And the poet is on the box, they say, And the world hies hence with its jam and jerk. And the birds, as of old, get in tbeir work. AN HONEST CONFESSION I <lo confess, in many a sigh. My lips have breathed you many a lie: And who, with such delights in view, Would lose them for a lie or two ? Nay—look not thus, with brow reproving; Lies are. my ilear, the soul of loving. If ha'f we tell the girls were true, If half we swear to. think or do. Were aught but lying,'bright illusion. This world would lie in strange confusion, If ladies' eyes were, every one, As lovers swear—a radiant sun. Astronomy must leave the skies To learn her love in ladies' eyes! 0 no, believe me, lovely girl. When nature turns your teeth to pearl, \our neck to snow, your eyes to tire, Vour amber locks to goliien wire— Then, only then, can heaven decree fhat you should live for only me, br I for you. as night ami morn, We've, swearing, kissed and, kissing, sworn, And now, my gentle hints to clear, Kir on*., pu tell you the truth, my dear. " henever you may chance to meet Nome loving youth whose love is sweet, Long as you're false and he lielieves you, Long as you trust and he deceives you, so long the blissful bond enilures. And while he lies his heart is yours ; Put O, you've wholly lost the youth 1 he instant that he tells you truth. THE GRASSHOPPER. He jumps so high in the sun anil shade I stop to see him pass— A gymnast of the glen and gluile. Whose circus is the grass ! The sand is 'round him like a ring— He lias no wish to liait — I see the supple fellow spring I'o make u somersault ! Though he is volatile and fat. His feet are slim as pegs, How can his reckless motion last I l>on such slender legs ? Below him lazy beetles creep ; He gyrates 'round and 'round— One moment vaulting in a leap. 1 lie next upon the ground ! He hops amid tin* fallen twigs, N<> agile in his glee, sure he's danced a hundred jigs »' ith no one near to see ! He tumbles up. he tumbles down ! Ami from his motley hue, us clear lie is an insect clown, Beneath a tent of blue. BABY'S BIRTHDAY. TuÄ •" , , >a ' n ' ,air of face ; uii««tu> s balm is fmi of Kraw> . l uM .v f ! b " I u n U a vhlld of woe ■ uimiuy S bairn has far to ■ SaT'rL; hU j rn ta loVi,,K al ' l1 Hiving ; a ut theU WOr,U hRr<1 f " r '* »*» 1 hard for a living ; is liviTv"«,' ?, lhat ,M, V 011 ll,e Sabbath day. "'il> and bonnie and wise and guv. Contrast with this the English version : iW " 5? onda y> fair of fais* ; of « MS ful ' of (iod ' 8 *««■ : Hon, of a TlmJ^r day ' merry H,ul klail ; Horn of 1 Thursday, sour and sad ; Hon, of « Kodl >' H'ven ; Horn of 1 ^ ,T lay ' Wurk lor your living ; So tli*r H ' u " <la >' never shall we want— '«re ends the week, and there' s an end on't, Massachusetts W elcome to Blaine. Boston, Sept. 17.—At 4.30 Mr. Blaine drove to the station in Augusta, accompa nied by his private Secretary, Sherman, where, on arrival of the train, Postmaster Manley and Senator If ale joined the party. There was no demonstration on Mr. Blaine's departure. At Portland Congressman lieed entered the Pullman car and engaged Mr. Blaine in conversation until the train started. Owing to a delay iu the arrival of Mr. Blaine's train at Portland, the regular train had departed and his train ran through as an extra. This, perhaps, accounts for the small crowds at the stations along the road. At Portland the crowd gathered about the car and called for Blaine and followed him to the dining saloon where he took a luncheon. There were no remarks or in troductions here. At Newburvport fully 1,000 people gath ered, but no stop was made, and a faint shout of welcome could be heard as the train dashed by. At Ipswich a small crowd had gathered, and the instant the train stopped the sta tion agent entered the car and escorted Mr. Blaine to the platform where he was intro duced as the "next President of the United States. " Introductions followed. Mr. Blaine saying, iu response to the salutations, "I am glad to meet you.'' Cheers were given as the train departed. At Salem the throng assembled to greet Mr. Blaine gave him a hearty welcome. Cries arose for a speech, but the cheering lasted sc long that there was time only for a cordial reception, and then the cars pass ed out of the depot. Several of Lynn's leading citizens board ed the train at Salem and accompanied Mr. Blaine to Boston. Secretary Whitcomb, of the Boston City Committee, met Mr. Blaine and escorted him to that city. At Lynn there was a repetition of the scenes at Salem. By the time the train ar rived there was fully 30,000 persons in the vicinity of the depot. Again Mr. Blaine was called for and his appearance was the signal for simultaneouscheers. Mr. Blaine thanked the people sincerely forthe hearty greeting. As the train left the station a salute from a battery was fired, while the crowd followed the train the whole length of the station cheering and waving hats. At Somerville Mr. Blaine opened a win dow and from there shook hands with those within reach. ; About 10.30 the train entered the East : ern depot of Boston, and Mr. Blaine was met by Henry Cabot Lodge, Henry Park man. Chairman of the City Committee, Col. I Allen H. Whipple, of the Governor's staff', j Congressman Crapo, and Southworth and Means of the State Central Committee. After entering the carriages the party 1 proceeded to the Revere House, escorted by the cadets of L.» uu . unu Chelsea. Tue streets along the route were full of people who heartily cheered the distinguished vis itor. Bowdoin Square in front of the Revere House was packed with people awaiting the arrival of the distinguished statesman. The front of the Revere House was decor ated with fiags and bunting. As the pro cession came into the square the crowd rent the air with cheers, while the display of fireworks served to increase the enthu siasm. Quickly alighting, the party en tered the hotel, and in a few minutes Mr. Blaine and Mr. Parkman appeared upon the balcony, and after the latter had suc ceeded in quieting the crowd, introduced Mr. Blaine, who said : "I thank you, gentlemen, for this old fashioned Boston welcome. I do not come to your city as a stranger, and I feel that I am among old friends and true friends. I have known your city intimately for thirty years. I have watched its progress with deep personal interest, and whenever it fell within my power I have in a humble way contributed thereto. Boston is to all 1 New England the center of interest, as much in my op n State as yours, and there is no city within the limits of the Union where a popular greeting would be more grateful than it is to me this evening. Thanking you with all my heart for the good will and good cheer with which yon have received me, I bid you good evening." Blaine was presented formally to all who were in the rooms. The presenta tions were made by Lieutenant Governor Ames. Among Blaine's visitors were Hon. A. A. Ranney Collector Worthington, Post master Tobey, U. S. District Attorney San ger. Gen. N. P. Banks, Maj. Gen. G. S. Merrill, Chas. J. Noyes and George B. Lor ing. It became evident that the corridors were filled with people who had neither seen nor heard Blaine, who therefore went to the head of the steps by which the office is approached, where he paused in the midst of a dense crowd and said : "If it were possible to make my way through you I would be very glad to come down and shake hands with each one, but that looks like an impenetratable phalanx and I will speak a word up here. I very deep ly feel the cordiality with which I have been received, and I desire to express to you my acknowledgment of it." [Cheers.] At the conclusion of his remarks Blaine j retired to his private room. Later he took a light repast and soon after retired for the night. Worcester, Mass., 18.— Jas. G. Blaine arrived in this city from Boston at noon to-day. He cornea to attend the annual Fair of the Worcester Agricultural Society, j He will lie the guest of the Society and Congressman W. M. Rice during his stay j in the city. Thousands of people were in waiting at the station and lined the route to the Fair Grounds. A national salute was tired by a section of battery B during his arrival. The visit is entirely non partisan, the reception committee being composed of members of the Agricultural Society and represent different political parties. Worcester, September 18.—Blaine and party were met at the junction of Elm street and Agricultural street, near the Fair Grounds, by marshals and a cornet band aDd was escorted to the tent of the president. A large crowd gave Blaine a hearty welcome. At the tent he was met by the trustees of the society and was in troduced by the President. On the platt j was a large gathering of gentlemen, repre senting the cit}' and county. Lunch was served in the tent, and there was a very pleasant informal, social interview, which lasted until the time for speaking, when the party adjourned to the judges stand. Blaine spoke as follows : Ladies and Gentlemen :—I am sure that under this rich autumn sun and in this rich aud prosperous State you will expect ; 1 i ! ! from me to-day nothing but words of con gratulation, and if there be any one spot within the limits of the United States which may challenge all others in pros perity, contentment and general happiness, it must be Worcester, in the State of Massa chusetts. We are in the habit, in our mind, without looking closely at figures, to think some rich sections of Europe are far more prosperous than any sections we have in this country, but in the great united kingdom of Great Britain and Ire j *' s no ! J 80 ( J en8 ? a population as inhabit Massachusetts from this point to the sea. There is not in the crowded king dom of Belgium, not in that hive of indus try, Holland, so dense a population as you on this ground represent to-day, and when you come to compare comfort, thrift and general prosperity of the entire people there is not, perhaps, on this roling globe a community that can stand comparison. Cut West, in those rich lands that "laugh a crop when tickled with a hoe," in that "boundless contiguity" of space in which the agricultural district stretches from the crest of the Alleghenies to the great plains, it will be a surprise to them, if it is not to you, to know that this county of Worcester, out of 1,700 and odd counties that make up all of the States, that this county of Wor cester is the fifteenth in the whole United States in value of its agricultural products, and, what is more surprising, that, standing in this high rank in agricultural industry and agricultural products, it stands still higher in mechanical industry and the pro duct of manufactures, for in that treat list it stands tenth in the United States. So that when you come to estimate five thousand five hundred millions, the pro duct of manufacture in a single year in these United States, you can see what must be the magnificent prosperity of this county that it should stand fifteenth in one list and tenth in the other. Gentle list aim tvmn .u me u.-n u* this county has been long noted and long known. It is the county best known in the State and widely known throughout the nation, and if it were to be presented, or if any county in this country were to be presented as an exemplar, an illustra tion of what free industry, and free schools, and free education could do, there would be one voice in favor of presenting the I county of Worcester as that example. We are sometimes a little jealous of you in Massachusetts, but perhaps it is only , for your prosperity But outside and be yond that jealousy I am here to say on be half of the State which was part of the old commonwealth, that tor the county of Worcester and for the State of Massachu setts no other feeling is entertained than that of profound respect, admiration and honor. Thanking you, gentlemen, for the very cordial and hospitable reception which has been made so agreeable to-day, and wishing you abundant increase of great prosperity which surrounds you, I bid yon a cordial farefall." After sptaking at the fair. Blaine and Senator Hale dined with Congressman W. W. Rice. After dinner Blaine was quietly taken to the depot, where a great crowd had assembled, and he was given three cheers as he boarded the 5:37 train for New York. I 1 IN NEW VO It K. Grand Reception of Hluine by the People of the Metropolis. New York, September 18. —Mr. Blaine arrived here on a train on the N. Y., N. H, & Hartford railroad at 11 o'clock to-night. He came on the regular passenger train, having declined the offer of a special train from the railroad company. Chairman B. F. Jones, of the Republican National Com mittee, Senator Warner Miller, Collector Robertson, and ex-Goveruor Cornell, met the train at the station, The train was unable to stop at Bridge po r t Conn., where decorations and illumi 1 j j j uations were profuse, beiDg somewhat be hind time. The Jacobus Battery ot the Ninth As sembly district, 150 strong, accompanied Mr. Blaine to the Fifth Avenue Hotel, after greeting him with rousing cheers, ; that were joined in by the great crowd as 1 sembled in and about the Grand Central i depot. When Blaine's carriage reached the reser ! voir at Fifth avenue and 42d street, several ! persons rushed to unharness the horses and themselves draw the Presidential candi date to his hotel. Blaine made known his objections to this, however, and the effort was abandoned. Blaine entered the hotel by the 23d street entrance and went at once to his parlor. The apartments allot ted were those regularly occupied by Pres ident Arthur. An enormous crowd gathered in front of the hotel, and in re sponse to repeated calfaj Blaine stepped up on the balcony and stood for several min utes. He did not respond to the demands for a speech, bnt soon retired to his room and the crowd dispersed. Senator Miiler had his pocket picked of a pocket-book containing a considerable sum of money during the scramble to reach Blaine at the depot. When he afterwards mentioned his lass to Blaine, that gentle man remarked, jokingly, "Some Democrat, probably." Gen. Logan at Erie. Ei£e, Pa., September 19.—A committee of Erie Republicans met Gen. Logan at Dunkirk this morning, and upon reaching this city at 9 o'clock they were greeted by the Plumed Knights and other Republican clubs and escorted to the Reed House, where the party breakfasted. In the meantime a crowd of 14,000 assembled in front of the hotel. In response to calls, the Senator was introduced by Congress man Brainerd and made a brief address. Hendricks at the Fair. PeoriA' 111., September 18. Hendncks arrived here to-day, having been detained several hours by an accident at Farmer City, This afternoon lie made a brief ad dress at the fair grounds and this evening spoke at the wigwam. There was a street parade, which was participated in by 800 men. Butler at the New Jersey State Fair. Newark, n. J., September 18. —There were at least 50,000 persons to-day on the fair grounds of the New Jersey State Agri cultural Society at Waverly. Every por tion of New Jersey was represented. Gov ernor Leon Abbott arrived early. General Butler drove over from Newark at 3:30 p. m. After paying his respects to ex Congressman Clark, President of the society. Butler spoke for ten minutes to a large crowd. WATTERSON'8 WRATH. Scathing Denunciation of the Indian« apolis Sentinel Slander. [Louisville Courier-Journal.1 The Democracy of the Union, and par ticularly the Democracy ol Indiana, should, and will, promptly and unequivocally dis own responsibility for tneassault upon Mr. and Mrs. Blaine made by the Indianapolis Sentinel. We war not on women. The In dianapolis paper represents nothing but it Mr. Blaine has instituted a suit at law, and thereby hangs an issue between i him and his assailant. To the integrity of the good woman who for thirty years has presided over Mr. Blaine's household—re cognized by all who knew her to be the best of wives and mothers—an entire gen ! eration of testimony 1 may be called, and will confidently and cordially answer, and ! the only effect of the senseless and wicked invasion of the home life of the eminent and correct statesman who heads the Re publican ticket—the one redeeming feature of his caeeer—will be to furnish him an opportunity to pose in the character of a defender of the fireside and hearthstone of his own honor, a character offering especial opportunities for historic display, and driv ing directly at the most susceptible corner of the popular heart. It is the purpose to advance this wanton attempt to destroy an honest domestic fabric as an offset against the personal attacks made by the Republi cans upon Governor Cleveland. Two wrongs do not make a right, nor are the cases in any wise alike, the one case involv ing nothing more important than the chas tity of a bachelor, the other the lounda tions of a family. We turn away with scorn and loathing from an iniquity which right-thinking Democrats everywhere will denounce equally with right-thinking Re publicans as the emanation, not so much ot partisan malice and rancor, as of newspa £ recklessuess and sensational black v guard ism. THE MAINE ELECTION. Nearly Full Returns Confirm Previous Estimates. Portland, Me., September 18.—The fol lowing has been received direct from the Secretary of State : The vote for Governor : Robie, 78,912 ; Redman, 59,001 ; H. B. Eaton, 3,137 ; Eus tis, 1,190; W. A. Eaton, 97; scattering, 10. This compilation is made 1'roin the clerks' returns in this office, excepting the towns of Houlton, Sherman. Kingman, New Port land, Newport, Eastport, Waterboro, and plantations of Castle Hill and number four teen, Washington county. The returns from seven towns and two plantations are from other sources, but it is believed to be substantially correct. All cities, towns and plantations of the» State are included in the above compilation. This shows a Republican majority of 19,851 over Red man, a Republican gaipover 1880 of 20,020, and a majority over all of 15.411. A Woman Who Won't. New York, September 19.—Miss Clém ence S. Lozier, M. I)„ chairman of the New York State Committee of the woman suf frage party, to-day issued the following card : "The woman's suffrage party of this State has no share in nominating the woman's rights ticket for the presidency, and the use of the name of the undersigned as a candidate for Vice President is without authority. While the writer appreciates the kind intentions of friends who have made this use of her Dame, she sees no need of a special woman's suffrage ticket when all the candidates for president are friendly to woman suffrage. (Signed) CLEMENCE S. L' ZIEH, M. D. The Prohibitionists. Boston, September 17.—The Prohibition party of Boston qpd vicinity had a rally in Tremont Temple to-night. The meeting was called to order by James R. Roberts, who said that the report that President Seelye declined the prohibition nomina tion for Governor was not true. He had not declined and was heartily in sympathy with the movement. Among the speakers was Mr. Daniels, the party nominee for Vice President of the United States. He asserts that there were more prohibition ists among the Democrats of the South than among the Republicans, and that prohibition had really a stronger hold in the Southern than in the Northern States. He believed no issue would assert so strong an influence in uniting the twd sections of the country as the temperance issue. Poisoning the Potomac River with Dead Hogs. Washington, September 17.—Reports have reached this city the past few days that farmers of Virginia and Maryland living along the Potomac river and the Chesapeake & Ohio canal, whose hogs died from cholera, which is raging in that section, have been throwing their dead hogs into the river and canal. As the Potomac river is the sole source of water supply for this city, the health officers felt called upon to make an investigation, and to-day Dr. Townshend went up the river for that purpose. He returned to-night, and says there has been bnt little exagger ation in the reports; that carcasses of hogs in various stages of decomposition floated in the river and canal, or were lodged amoDg rocks along their banks, and that canal boats from further up the river re ported that the stench from putrifying car casses in the upper river and canal was terrible. Dr. Townshend will have a con ference with the District Commissioners to-morrow in order to lay the matter be fore them, and take steps to prevent fur ther pollution of the city's drinking water and clear the river of the dead hogs now floating in it. The Boundary Line. Nogales, Ariz., September 14.—The international surveying party has located the boundary between Mexico and the United States 600 yards north of the fid line. This throws a considerable portion of this town on Mexican soil. The Mexican law prohibits foreigners from holding real estate within twenty leagues of the boun dary. The Americans declare their de termination to hold on to their property by force of arms, if necessary. General Topete willenforce the demands of his govern ment and compel the American occupants to relinquish their possessions. Trouble is expected. NORTHERN PACIFIC II. R. Annual Report to the Stockholders. New York, September 18.— The annual meeting of the Northern Pacific railroad is now in session. The annual report for the year ended June 30, 1884, shows the earn ings, including receipts from leased and branch roads, to be $12,603,575; operating expenses, $6,922,535 ; leases, $255,229 ; total, $7,177,754 ; net earnings, $5,425,820 ; add dividends on investment from other sources, $78,970, leaving $5,505,691 ; surplus over all fixed charges and expenses for year, $1,055,656. This amount, together with the surplus for the year ended June 30, 1883, makes $2,205,239. This has been used to pay for equipment, as authorized in the plan of organization. The amount of general first mortgage bonds issued dur ing the year, $25,000 per mile on 30 3-10 miles constructed road accepted by the President of the United States, $7,782,000. Of $2,000,000 general second mortgage bonds authorized November 20,1883, $500, 000 were sold to a syndicate for 78] cash, less 5 per cent, commission on I Kinds. Option of the syndicate for 355 more of these bonds on the same terms has been extended the syndicate, pending the exercise of the option agreeing to make advances upon the same to meet con struction expenditures. Capital stock to funded debt June 30, 1884, common, $49, 000,000 ; preferred, $37,809,067 ; total, $88, 807,067 ; funded debt, $402,785 ; general first mortgages do seconds, $20,000,000 ; less $414,135 unissued ; total, $1,585, 700 Missouri river funds, $2,500,000; less can celled by land sales, $239,600 ; total, $2, 260.400; Pend d'Oreille division funds, $4,500,000 ; less cancelled by land sales, $1,260,000; total, $3,246,000 dividend certificates, $14,640,821, leaving $66,276, 221. The amount of deferred pay ments on land sales is $3,056,415, bearing interest at 7 per cent, and is ap plicable to the retirement of preferred stock $1,276,077, Missouri division bonds $316,927, -Pen d'Oreille division $857,400, and general first $606,010. Of the lands in Minnesota and Dakota east of Missouri river, remain unsold 4,079,955 acres, dedi cated by the plan of reorganization to the extinguishment of preferred stock. Cash left available for future use, $8,300,00. As compared with the previous year the statement shows the following changes: Gross earnings increase, $4.748,117 ; operat ing expenses and tax increase, $2,083.589. net increase, $2,664,624. The income from other sources makes the net increase 82, 743,398. The following Directors were elected for 1884: F. Billings, C. B. Wright, Robert Harris, J. W. Ellis, A. Belmont, J. S. Stack pole, Benj. P. Cheney, Johnson Livingston, John C. Bulleit, T. F. Oakes, R. G. Roll Rton, J. H. Hall and D. P. Hallowell. Messrs. Hall and Hallowell represent the Oregon Transcontinental Company. There was no opposition. ! The Railroad Conference. Chicago, September 17. —The Western Railway Conference held an all morning session again to-day, but is making very slight headway. The contest is still over the method of pooling the Nebraska busi ness. At to-day's session a resolution was again offered to pool the Nebraska business and leave the matter of percentages to arbitrators to he hereafter appointed. To this proposition an amendment was offered by a representative of the Milwaukee & St. Paul, to the effect that the question of local business of the Union Pacific should also be left for decision of arbitrators to determine the question whether it should not be given to the tripartite roads exclu sively. This was voted down, Burlington & Northwestern voting in the negative. The representative of the Burlington then moved that all S. W. and trans-Missouri be abrogated, abalished and cease to exist from this date. This was likewise defeated, and at 1 o'clock the session adjourned until 2:30 this afternoon, with no proposition of any kind before it. Chicago, Sept. 17.—The entire afternoon session was again taken up with the vexed question of a proper apportionment of the Nebraska business without reaching a re sult. The motion was renewed to form a pool on the California business, one pool com posed of the roads east of the Missouri river, and one of the roads west of the Missouri river. This motion was agreed to unanimously, which was a concession on the part of the Burlington which had once refused to con sent to the formation of any pool nntil the Nebraska question had been finally dispos ed of. The meeting then ad journed until to-morrow morning, when an effort will be made to decide upon the percentages. It was agreed in case the lines could not agree upon a proper apportionment that the entire question should be referred to Joseph F. Tucker, as arbitrator, whose find ing was to be binding. To-morrow the Nebraska question will be taken up again, as there appears no pos sibility that a Colorado pool can be formed until the Nebraska question and the exact attitude of the tripartite is determined. Execution. Cincinnati, September 12.—Ben John son was hanged this morniDg for com plicity with Allen Ingalls in the murder of Beverly Taylor and wife and little girls, near Avondale, last February. The bodies of the victims of that crime were imme diately brought by Ingalls and Johnson to the Ohio Medical College aud the murder ers received $45 for the subjects. A week afterwards the bodies were found in the college and Ingalls and Johnson were arrested. The atrocity of this crime, together with the action of the jury in fixing the grade of Wm. Berner's crime at manslaughter when it was a clear case of murder in the first degree, were potent of the causes leading to the riot. Johnson was attended the last fifteen minutes in his cell by Dr. Joyce. The Sheriff read the warrant a few minutes before 10 o'clock. Johnson listened with a wild look, but said nothing. »He knelt on the scaffold during a short prayer and then made a short speech, declaring his innoceuse and saying that he was prepared to die. Death was almost instantaneous. San Francisco, September 12.— Frank Hutchings, the straDgler, was hanged to day at 12:43. One More Ticket. Boston, September 17.—The American Political Alliance have nominated W. L. ! Ellsworth, of Pennsylvania, and Charles H. 'VVattermaD, of New York, for President and Vice President ot the United States. Union Pacific Statement. Boston, September 17.—At the quarterly meeting of the directors of the Union Pa cific railroad this afternoon, president Adams presented his report, of which the following is a summary : To the Directors of the Union Pacific Rail road : Id view of the many unauthorized statements which have been put forth in regard to the financial outcome and opera tions of the Union Pacific system during the past year, it seems advisable at this time to submit something authentic. I have caused the following statement for the year ending June 30th last to be pre pared. The period covered includes the i^faQ^ a ^i°*V c ® m P an 7 s J| sca ^.y earl0 [ 1883 and the first half of 1884. This period was one general railroad depression, more especially felt by the Union Pacific sys tem, owing to the construction of compet ing roads and the prevalenoe of war rates. The twelve months in question covered, therefore, as unfavorable a period that the ! Union Pacific is likely to pass through. During this most exceptional period, after paying every requirements . , c .... , , faxed charge, including the i ol the company s sinking j fnnd and all liabilities, the surplus income of the system applicable to dividends, amounted to 5.22 per cent, upon the«eom pany's capital stock. Earnings, excluding St. Joseph & Western, $26,957,484. Ex penses, excluding St. Joseph & Western, $15,682.701. Taxes, excluding St. Joseph «S: Western, $822,552. Surplus earnings ol the entire system, $10,452,230. Income from investments outside the system. $619, 617. Expenditures, $7,276,218, which de ducted from the surplus earnings and in comes, leaves $3,795,628. Deduct U. S. requirements, and add amount received lrom trustees under Kansas Pacific cousoli- | dated mortgage on interest account, and a balance of $3,179,704 applicable to divi dends remains. The fixed charges of the Union Pacific system, including and esti mated allowance for taxes aud payment's to the United States under the provisiois of the Thurman act, amount to $793,000 per month during July, therefore the latest for which returns have been receixed. The net income of the company over and above 1 : i all fixed charges, was at the rate or more than twelve per cent, per company's capital stock. annum on the India Wheat Competition. Washington, September 19. —The Sep tember report of the department of agricul ture, just one, devotes considerable space to the subject of wheat in India. It says, among other thiDgs : "As regards freight charges, we have substantial advantage over India, not only in the comparative proximity of our Atlantic ports to Eu ropean markets, but also in comparative cheapness of onr transportation by rail. 1 Reducing Ind ; an weights and moneys to American equivalent, the rates on wheat by rail on the leading Indian railways in March, 1883, was little less than one cent s mile per ton. as against less than two thirds cent on lines between Chicago and New York. ' In other words, the average of four Indian rates is fully fifty per cent, higher than the rate on American lines between these two cities ; while the ad vantage on the side of the United States is very much greater still if Indian rates are compared with our rates by lake and canal, or even by lake and rail, the former being a little more than one-third of a cent and the latter less than one-half cent per ton per mile." Exciting KowingMatch. London, September 17.—In the rowing match of five miles for £60, at Southamp ton, the eighteen oared crew beat by two minutes the cutter crew of the U. S. flagship Lancaster. The Americad crew of the cutter Uncle Sam handlen fourteen oars. The Southampton crew, although Americans, had a slight lead at the start but were soon ahead, winning by 20 yards. Time of the winning crew, 42 minutes and 27 seconds. An amateur club this evening enteitained both clubs. Bailey, coxswain of the American cutter said "the Uncle Sam had never been beaten before." The crew of the flagship Lancaster are ready to back Uncle Sam for from £100 to £1,000 against any other boat in Eng land. The match excited great interest. The Emperor's Farewell. Berlin, September 17. —The farewell at the frontier to the Emperor of Germany by the Czar and Czarina was of a most affectionate character. The Emperor fre quently kissed the Czarina aDd the Grand Duchess Maria Paulorna. He embraced and thrice kissed the Empörer of Austria, the Czar and Russian Grand Dukes, and expressed sincere thanks for their hos pitality. When the train departed the assemblage cheered the German Fmneror assemblage cheered the German Lmperor, who stood at the window of his ing adieus until out of sight. The Result of the Meeting. »St. Petersberg, September 18.— The of ficial Journal says : The recent meeting of the three Emperors at Skierniwice secures a lasting peace to Europe on the principles of unity, conciliation and appeasement, which now replace all isolated action aDd remove ail uncertainty, thus exercis ing favorable influence upon the political and social world. This security is not based upon any abstract theories, but upon practical unity of interests. Falling Off in the Production of Clothing. New York, September 17. —In reply to a circular sent out by the Journal of Commerce, that paper will publish to morrow answers from 113 mills, represeut 963 sets of cards, showing an actual lessen ing in production of 13,000,000 yards, or 2,000,000 suits of men's clothing. The author states that many mills are idle or running on short time, and they will not stort up or run on full time until the de mand so improves as to insure the cost of manufacture. Mysterious Death. New York, September 14. —Joseph and John Kluner, who arrived in this country from Alsace nine weeks ago, drank heavily Saturday night. Joseph had to drag his brother along the street as the latter was intoxicated. On Barrow street both fell. Later they were discovered by a police man. John was dead and Jaseph was asleep on his body. During the evening the brothers had visited John's wife, a ser vant employed in 59th street. Joseph was held to await the action of the Coroner. ' I ! ! PATRICK EGAN. The Letter in Which he Denounce« Cleveland and Declares for Blaine. The letter of Patrick Egan, recently published in the State Journal of Nebraska, has created wide comment and produced a wholesome and lasting impression in Irish-Aiuerican circles. The following is the letter in full : Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 4.—Editor State Journal: Your contemporary, the Daily Slate Democrat, having on two distinct oc casions referred, as I consider, most un warrantably and udfairly to my political opinions, now refuses, contrary to all recog .nized rules of decent journalism, to pub lish any but a garbled copy of my reply. Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 3, 1884.— The Edi tor Daily State Democrat —Sir: For the second time within the past three weeks you have dragged my name into the polit - cal campaign, although up to the pres*, moment I have never publicly spoken « written a single word to give you, journalist, any ground for so doing. Be.on t jj e j a t e Boston convention of their so National Land League I had, as the result of close observation and careful research, made up my mind that there existed no good grounds why the Democratic party should hold any mortgage on my vote be cause I happened to be an Irishman. I weighed with care aud deliberation the merits of the two Presidential candidates ai)d j came to the conclusion that neither as an Irishman nor as an adopted citizen of America could Mr. Grover Cleveland have my support. The case ot John Devoy, on which you so persistently harp and which you have again aud again referred to as the only ground of my opposition to Mr. Cleveland, was only one of the many objections which I entertained to that gentleman. I did indeed consider the treatment met ed out to Mr. Devoy of the basest kind and as a strong evidence of either the hostility and contempt of Mr. Cleveland for Irish men of national opinions, but I objected also to Mr. Cleveland as the pet candidate of the London Time ^ the London Standard the London Daily Teleyraph , the London rjoily News, the Ixmdon St. James Gazette, the London Saturday Review, in fact, the entire English press. I objected to him as the pet candidate of Puck and Harper's Weekly, as the author of innumerable vetoes in the interest of the great monopo lies, and as a man who had, as I believed, proved himself the enemy of every just right of the toiling millions. I objected to Mr. Cleveland because I felt proud of the country of my adoption, and because I felt that, in the words of the Boston Pilot —a straight out and out Democratic organ -"he has not a single quality lar^e enough J,° for the Presidency ol fuelnited states , , S^erably, driving many to the streets from fright The ghock lasted 1() 8econds I had made up my mind to support Mr. 1'laine because from long observation I had come to regard him as the very opposite of all this—as an American of Americans, a man among men, as an able statesman fitted by nature and culture and experience to fill with credit to the country and to himself the position of President of this great Nation. These were a few of the grounds of my objection to your candidate and my preference for Mr. Blaine, and, as T have before stated, they have never, up to the present, been made public by me, nor would they be now if you had not com pelled me by your unfair comments and by j'our unworthy sneer at "Irish wisdom'' to state them. When, however, at Boston I accepted the presidency of the Irish Na tional League I considered that whatever my private opinion might be I was then precluded from taking any active part in American politics. Accordingly I have abstained from taking any part, nor shall I take any so long as I hold the office. This is my pasition ; an^ I must beg of you, therefore, to spare me the trouble of any further contradictions or corrections on this subject. With regard to your quota tion from a speech of Mrs. I'arnell—I yield to no one on this side of the Atlantic in the respect to which I pay to theiion ored mother of the man who I am proud to be able to claim as a personal friend as well as a co-worker in the cause of Ireland, Charles Stewart Parnell—and I am sure she will not misunderstand me when I state my conviction that she would best consult the welfare of the great movement in which she and I are interested, and my belief that she would best consult the de sire of her son by keeping his name en tirely out of the present political contest. ____ PATRICK EGAN. Earthquake. Detroit, Mich., September 19.—This afternoon an earthquake shock was felt very perceptibly in parts of the city. The Western Union building, Buhl block and Campean block were all shaken up eon Grass Lake, Mich., September 19.—An earthquake shock was felt here this after noon. School children lainted and school had to be dismissed. Tolfdo, September 19.—An earthquake shock was distinctly felt at 2:20 this after noon, lasting 15 second. The noise resem bled that of a distant blast. Reports from the surrounding towns are to the effect that the shock was plainly felt. Steamer Sunk. Washington, September 14.—The sig nal office at Smith ville, N C., reports as follows: The 90 ton stern wheel Mexican steamer Don Hermanas, from Philadelphia to Mexico, was sunk off - Frying Pan shoals last night. The captain, two engineers, one deck hand and one cook were lost, the remaining four of the crew being saved. The tug Blanche, of this place, started for the wreck and picked up the four sur vivors on a raft three miles out at sea. The wind was blowing a gale at the time of the sinking. A deck-hand reports that the raft floated within 200 yards of Cape Fear life saving station, but no effort was made to save the meD. Disastrous Floods iu Cbiua. San Francisco, Sept. 14—The steamer San Pablo arrived this evening with Hong Kong dates to August 14, aud Yokohama dates of the 30th. Information bad reached Canton of a frightful inundation in Kiang Si province. News from Kiang Tak, the chie. centre of the pottery manufactures and one of the four great markets of the Empire, says the floods lasted four days and that the entire country was submerged to the depth ot' sixty feet. Whole towns were swept away It is believed that fully 70.000 persons per ished, and it is feared that a }>estilence will follow.