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Funeral Honors to the Dead Statesman. I uh era I Procession Programme. Washington', December 30.—The fol lWlDt j orders for the formation and con j U( ( ot the funeral procession were made to-day ' The marshal announces the l'ol owin>: orders and arrangements for the ..rmation and movement of the funeral .rocessiou of the late Senator John A. I ogau on Friday, December 31, 1886 : ]_ The first division will assemble on the plaza, east of the Capitol, at 12 o'clock noon, and will be formed in a line facing the west with its right resting opposite the left wing of the Senate. 2 . The second division, consisting en tirely of carriages, will he parked in a place east of the Capitol. 1 3 . The third division will assemble on First street, N. W. the left restiag on In diana avenue, at 12:30 o'clock p. m., and will he formed in line facing the east with ts right resting on R. street. 4. Immediately on the conclusion of the ceremonies the first and second di visions will move successively from the ila/a, around the north front of the Capi |oi to Pennsylvania avenue. The third division will move into column when its ight is uncovered by the second division. The military organizations of the first di vision will be formed into columns by companies or platoons after turning i#to Pennsylvania avenue, and the column will move westwardly on Pennsylvania avenue to 1 . 1 th street, 15th street to Vermont ave., ; Vermont ave. to Rhode Island ave., Rhode Island ave. to 7th street, 7th street to Rock 1 Creek Cemetery. 5th. The organization of divisions and ! the order of the procession will he as fol lows: Lient.-General P. H. Sheridan, ( Marshal ; Chief of Staff, Brev.-Brigadier j Albert Ordway, U. S. Volunteers ; Aides- j de-Camp. I.ieut.-Colouel Sanford C. Kel- [ i 0 gg, U. S. A., Lieut.-Colonel Stanhope, E. ] Blunt, U. S. A., Brev.-Major M. Emmet | Frrell, U. S. A. First division—Battallion j of 3d IT. S. artillery. Col. 11. (iibson ; light ; »attery C 3d U. S. artillery. Capt. J. G. j Turnbull ; battaliion C. S. marine corps, | Captain F. H. Harrington; detachment of U. S. seamen, l.ieut.-Com. W. W. Rhodes; District militia, Grand Army of the Re public. Second division, Senate committee of arrangements, hearse, pall bearers, family of deceased, Senators, Representa tives, officers of the army and navy, com mittee of Mexican war veterans, commit tee of Grand Amy of the Republic, com mittee of the Army of the Tennessee* citi ons of Illinois. Third division, clerks of the pension bureau, other organizations. By command of LIEUT. GEN. 1*. II. SHERIDAN. Marshal. To Albert Ordway, Chief of Staff. The President's Order. Washington. December 30.—The Presi dent has directed that while the remains of the late Senator Logan are lying in state at the Capitol the flags on the public build ogs will be displayed at half mast and that they so remain uutil after the cere mony. An order was issued at the Interior Department to-day allowing all members of the Grand Army employed in the de partment. who wish to attend the funeral of Gen. Logan, to be absent all day to morrow. The Dead Statesman. Washington, December 29.—The re mains of General Logan are clad for burial in the General's ordinary citizen's dress of black. Upon his left breast are badges of the 15th army corps with the legend, Forty Rounds," the Grand Army and Loyal Legion, and upon the lappel are | buttons of the Grand Army and Loyal legion. The remains will be accom panied to the Capitol to-morrow by Major Tucker, Gen. Logan's son-in-law, George Logan, his nephew, and W. B. Taylor, his secretary, who will remain there until the funeral. This is to be done in deference to the sentiment of Mrs. Logan that some members of the family should remain near the dead until buried. Washington, December 30. —A sheet of fresh fallen snow covered the ground this morning and the skies were overcast and sombre. At the Logan mansion all preparations for the removal of the dead statesman have been perfected. At one o'clock the undertaker and his assistant withdrew, when the immediate members of the family were summoned and for a brief time were alone with their dead. The lids were fastened in their place, the ample folds of the Garrison flag were ar ranged about the casket and tied in place with ribbons of white, flowers and palm branches were placed on its top. These last offices of love and respect were per formed by the loving hands of the only son. The remains still lay in the chamber where the General died, but had been placed in a casket. This elaborately draped receptacle, whose inner casing of copper was concealed by its quilted, lining of creamy satin, and whose plate glass top was not yet in position, was designed to reveal the entire length of the form. Within the square plate of silver in the middle of the cover bears the inscription : John A. Logan, United States Senator, born February 9, 1826. Died December 26, 18S6." Floral pillows, with funeral le gends, crosses and anchors and other ap propriate emblems, were placed near the casket and about the room. All beiüg in readiness for the more formal but private leave taking the doors were opened and the widow, supported by her son, and followed by her daughter and husband, grandson and other relatives and near friends of the deceased to the number of 15 or 20, entered. Mrs. Logan knelt sobbing at the head of the casket and when the others had entered and the door been closed the voice of the pastor was raised in prayer. There was a moment of silence, broken only by the sobs of the stricken ones and then the son tenderly raised the almost fainting form of the widow and led her away. The remaining friends paused for a last sight of the beloved features, and with their departure ended the family's custody of the statesman's remains. The Congressional committee now took formal charge of the remains. The Sergeant-at Arms superintended the closing of the casket and its slow and orderly removal from the chamber of death'down the stair way, between the lines of uncovered escort I and its placing in the hearse. Fifes and ! muffled drums sounded a salute, which ; merged itself into the air of "Nearer My '■odto Thee," and at the word "forward" j the hearse, preceded by the pastor's car-j r age, alone surrounded by platoons of f rand Army men in uniform, and followed by a long procession of carriages, moved -lowly down the hill and to the Capitol. The funeral cortege escorting the re uiams of Senator Logan arrived at the fapitol at 1:30, amid the silence of thou sands of persons who had assembled in the rotunda. The casket was placed upon a uier prepared for its reception. In accord ance with arrangements there was no ser >-ce of any kind, and the people present were requested to withdraw until two 0 c 0c * c t w hen the lid of the casket will be opene*. and the public will be permitted to ' iew the remains. I j j i ' | ! i ; 1 ! ( j j [ ] | j ; j | | The Funeral. Washington, December 31.—The sleet storm of last night which thickly enameled the pavements gave place this morning to a heavy fog, amounting almost to a rain fall. Two inches of thawing snow and ice which eo\ered the ground made marching and all out-door exercise a thing to be dreaded. However, great crowds made their way from early morning towards the Capitol to view the remains of the dead tatesman, and the time of lying-in-state was too short to give an opportunity for all to pass by. At 11 o'clock the doors were closed to the general public, and while two ranks ot Grand Army men filed on either side of the bier the undertaker closed the lid of the casket. A belated delegationjof friends from Chicago arrived a few minutes later and the casket was reopened to enable them to take a last look at the body. At 12:10 the pall bearers took their places and conveyed the casket to the Senate cham ber. J The ball of the Senate was tastefully though not elaborately draped, and the chair of the dead Senator, the second of the innermost row from the center aisle, was covered with crape. Tlxe clerk's desk was almost hidden in a bank of tloral emblems, tlanked on the right and left respectively by a huge anchor of white and an immense representation of the badge of the Fifteenth Army Corps. Two or three hundred addi tional chairs had been arranged in rows for the accommodation of those who had been invited to do honor to the deceased. The long procession then formed in ac cordance with the arrangements laid dowu in the published order of the day, and no delays of any kind occurred. The Sena tors came in singly or in pairs and took the seats assigned them to the right of the presiding officer's desk, leaving three front rows vacant. At a quarter before twelve, clad in their silken robes of office, entered Chief Justice Waite and Associate Justices __ a », ... . Bradley, Gray, l ield and Matthews, to gether with the officers of the Supreme Court, and took the seats assigned them to the right of the presiding officer's desk. Behind them came the members of the House of Representatives headed by the officers of that body, and were conducted to their seats in the rear of the chamber. The members of the diplomatic corps, many ot whom came in dress uniforms, w. ® ushered to seats upon the right, and behind them came the representatives of the Administration, Secretary Bayard, Endicott, Whitney and Attorney-General Garland, who were placed in the front row upon the right. The President was not able to lie pres ent. The chair assigned him was left vacant. The gelleries were thoroughly filled. The seats reserved for the family of the President were occupied by Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Polsom, Mrs. Vila», Mrs. Manning and Mrs. Lamont. At 12 o'clock a hush fell over the assem blage, and as the procession of mourners entered the north door of the chamber every occupant of a seat upon the fioor rose to his feet. Mrs. Logan, heavily veiled, was supported by her son, Major and Mrs. Tucker and their son, Logan Tucker, Cornelius and James V. Logan, brothers of the General, Miss Andrews, affiance of John Logan, Jr., and Mary Brady, a cherished friend of the family and and 1 er years a member of the house hold, composed the mourniDg procession. They were ishered to seats upon the left front. Following :he mourners came the funeral procession, headed by Rev. Dr. Newman, officiating clergyman. Rev. Dr. Butler, chaplain of the Senate, Bishop Andrews, of the M. E. church, and Rev. O. H. Tiffany, of Philadelphia. The honorary pall bearers were General ShermaD, Roseoe Conk ling. Senator Stanford, Postmaster General Vilas, General Lucius Fairchild, Mr. C. H. Andrews, Colonel Grant, Dr. Mc Millan and General Jno. C. Black. They wore sashes of black with shoulder knots of white and black ribbon. They formed in two lines as they came within the bar, between which passed the ball bearers of Grand Army men bearing the casket. The Congressional committee wore wide pall sashes of white. The honorary bearers and committee were conducted to seats on the left of the centre. Senator Sherman and Speaker Carlisle occupied chairs at the president's desk. The solemn services were begun by the reading of the 90th Psalm by Bishop Andrews. Dr. But ler read as the burial service a portion of the 15th Corinthians. Prayer was ofiered by Dr. Tiffany and the fnneral sermon was delivered by Dr. Newman. At the close of the funeral the procession reformed in assigned order and filed out ol' the Senate chamber. On the plaza to the east of tbe capitol were ranged the carriages which were to bear the various committees and invited guests to the cemetary. Behind these were the military organizations which were to form the escort. Upon the high marble steps leading to the Senate and House wings were masses of people who had been unable to obtain entrance to tbe building and who for hours and more stood exposed to the wintry air and occasional gusts of snow and rain, awaiting tbe con clusion of the ceremonies in the Senate chamber. As the casket, preceeded by the pall-bearers, was lieing borne slowly down the stairs of the eastern front, the marine band played ''Nearer My God to Thee. It was placed in tbe hearse and the military came to "present arms." Then the invited guests were conducted to carriages and headed by the marine baud, playing a dirge, the procession commenced its march to the burial ground. The Final nesting Place. Washington, January 2. —At the Cal umet Place to-day it was stated th at no steps have yet been taken toward selecting the final resting place for the remains of Logan. On New Year's day some of Mrs. Logan s friends from Chicago called upon her, and it was decided to let the matter rest for the present. It is not probable that the body will be removed from the present resting place before spring. Not a Candidate. Chicago. January 2.—A Washington special says : The Star this evening says ; Last night Gov. Oglesby, of Illinois, who came here to attend the funeral of the late Senator Logan, in conversation with sev eral lèading citizens of that State, declared most positively and unequivocally that he wculd not be a candidate for the seat in - c '—.. tbe Senate made vacant by Senator Logan's death. He reiterated his formerly ex pressed intention of retiring to private life at the end of his term as Governor. Can non leaves for Illinois to-night. Output of Colorado -Mines. Denver, January 1.— The Trihune liepuhlican says: This is the estimate of the output of Colorado mines for 1836: Silver, $16,450,921 ; lead, $5,123,296 ; gold, £5,087,901 ; copper, £132,570 ; total, £26, 794, 68 > ; increase over 18S0, £2,362,080. A Leadville special to the Neics gives the production of Lake county for 1886. It shows the total yield for the year to be $13,750,733, being a gain over last year of £1,500,000. During the year Leadville district sent to the United States 48,488 tons of lead, 8,116,145 ounces of silver, 36.546 ounces of gold, and 138,53.5 tons of ore. The value of the base bullion pro duct was £7,515,148, and that of ore, etc., £6,135,585. Letters ol Condolence. Washington, January 2. —Indescriba bly tender are the sentiments which have come to Mrs. Logan in these first lagging hours of her widowhood and which are still coming in notes and letters from per sonal friends of her husband and herself all walks of life and from all parts of the land. The following are a few of those earliest received : Executive Mansion, January 2.—My Dear Mrs. Logan. — We are greatly ; shocked to hear of the terrible grief which I * . , . , ,, ; that woman s heart can hold. j (siRneii) MRS. D. w. V has come to you so suddenly. Words are but poor comforters in trouble like this, but we wish yon to know that our hearts are filled with the deepest sympathy for you. My husband, who is ill in lied, joias me most earnestly in my message of con dolence and begs me to say that, added to his sympathy for you in your great alilic tion. is his own grief at the loss of au hon ored and esteemed friend. In deepest sympathy, your friend, • signed; FRANCIS M. CLEVELAND. Mentor, Ohio— Dear Mrs. Logan.— How shocked and saddened I am to read of your great sorrow and of the Nation's loss. In deepest sympathy I am most sin cerely yours, signed; LUCRETIA R. GARFIELD. Edgewood—My Dear Mrs. Logan.— In such poor measure as so cold a medium will convey, pray permit me to express to yon my heartfelt sympathy in the alliic tion which is yours. Your friends whose name is legion and the friends and admir ers of Gen. Logan, among whom I covet a place, will approach you nearer than I may in this mourning hour, but believe me. none follow you with more profound or more respectful sympathy than mine. I am, dear Mrs. Logan, yours very truly, (signed) KATHERINE CHASE. Washington—My Dear Mrs. Logan. —Only a wife can realize the agony with which you look to-day upon your beloved dead, and as such I offer you all sympathy # . law Reid, D. O. Mills and C. P. Hunting ton > °* ^* ew 5 ork, >1,000 each; C. L. i OOKHEES. Heath;earners R. E. Lee Camp, Rich mond, Ya., Decemlier 27.— Dear Madam —In this sad hour you have the hearty sympathy of those who in the years ago battled against the gallant soldier now no more, but whose memory will live with us because of the kindly heart and open hand which prompted the generous aid for our helpless comrades in their need. Your most obedient servant, (signed) JNO. MURPHY, ARTHUR A.SPIT/.ER, Commander. Adjutant. The Logan Fund. Washington, December 29. —Responses to the invitations sent ont by telegraph by Captain George E. Lemon, asking subscrip tions to the fund for the benefit of Mrs. Logan, are coming in rapidly and at ten o'clock to-night the total amounted to $26, 000. Nothing has been heard from the committee in Chicago engaged in soliciting funds. Similar committees are at work in other cities, who have not reported their results. Mrs. Logan's property is encum bered for nearly all its full value, and the purpose is to raise a sufficient fund to clear it of the encumbrance and to leave her sufficient to enable her to live in the man ner to which she has been accustomed. Washington, Decemlier 30.—The sub scriptions to the Logan fund, received to day, amounts to a total of $'2,425. Chicago, December 30. — Wm. Penn Nixon, treasurer of the Logan fund, sent to Mrs. Logan to-night £6,500 as the result of the first day's collection in this city for the £100,000 tribute. A number of other subscriptions are promised. The Chicago subscribers prefer to make their remit tances direct to Mrs. Logan. Their names have not yet been made public. Ex Congressman C. B. Farwell received £7,000 to-day to apply on the £ 20,000 required to pay off the debts of Gen. Logan. Washington, January 1.—Capt. Geo E. Lemon, of this city, to-day received the following additional subscriptions to the fund for Mrs. Logan: Judge Henry Hil ton, of New York, £2,000 ; .Messrs. White dent has entirely recovered from the fatigue incident to his long public recep tion yesterday and be is in better health Magee, of Pittsburg, £200; Jno. A. King, of New York, $100, making a total of about £40,000. Mrs Logan received to-day from Wm. Penn. Nixon, manager of the Chicago Inter O'-ean, the sum of £6,500, which is the re sult of the first day's subscription in Chi cago. The checks were all made payable to Mrs. Logan's own order, it being the wish of the subscribers that the money should not be placed on trust. Washington, January 2.—It has been decided to invest the Logan fund in Unit ed States 4 per cent, bonds, and Captain G. E. Lemon will purchase at once as the first installment $ 20,000 worth of such bonds and have them registered in Mrs. Logan's name and deliver them to her. A subscription of £1,000 was received from Montreal with the following letter : The Ai.hemari.e, Montreal, » December 29,1886. j To Capt. Geo. E. Lemon, Washington : Dear Sib :—Feeling and knowing that we have lost the best friend that we ever expect to have, a soldier, a statesman, and, more than all, a gentLman, I take pleasure in contributing to the fund for Mrs. Logan one thousand dollars. Please notify me where and to whom I shall send check. Respectfully, (signed) Geo. W. Murray, U. •S. Military Telegraph Operator under Gen. John A. Logan. The President Improved. Washington, December 31.—The Presi dent remained quiet, lyiog in his private room, this morning, looking over matters of current business. He was compelled to abandon his intention to attend General Logan's limerai owing to the inclement weather. Washington, January 2.—The Presi to-night than before the handshaking on New Years day began. Regarding tbe alarming reports which were circulated last night about the President's condition, Col. Lamont to-night said: "There is every disposition on the part of those at the White House to keep the public ac curately informed as to the condition of the President. The reports are simply without foundation." New Year's Celebration. Washington, January 1.—A disagree able day ushered in the new year. A cold, : drizzling rain was falling, the sky was an( p tjjg streets deep with slush. Notwithstanding the unfavorable weather, however, the day was generally observed by a suspension of business and social call ing. Before roon the rain ceased and the day brightened. At tbe White House all of the preparations for a public reception were completed last night. There was no special effort to secure decorative effects and flowers and palms constituted the only embellishments of the interior. The hall ways and East room were in their usual New Year's attire. The Blue parlor, where the reception took place, was lavishly deco rated. Charleston, S. C., January 1.— New Year's day was celebrated in Charleston by a parade of the colored troops of the 1 st Brigade, N. G. of S. C. It was the largest parade held by the colored troops in a number of years. The march was through the principal streets and to Hamsted Hall, where the proclamation of emancipation was read. Business was generally sus pended. Interstate Commerce. Washington, January 3.— Senator Aid rich, chairman ol the Senate committee on transportation routes to the seaboard, authorizes the publication of tbe report of that committee upon the subject of rail road freights in the United States and other countries, the study of which, for the purpose of settling certain questions per taining to interstate commerce, has long been in progress by his committee. The appointment of a Senate committee upon interstate commerce somewhat modified the work originally mapped out by the committee on transportation routes to the seaboard, and that committee decided not to take testimony, as it was authorized to do, but to conduct a special line of inquiry to ascertain if possible the relative pro gress of the various grain producing coun tries. The complete report makes .5.50 pages of printed matter and contains many val uable tables and mach information on the subject of transportation, gathered from nearly every country in the world. The first table presented indicates the progress of the United States for a generation. Thirty-three years ago we produced 100, 000,000 bushels of wheat and about 60, 000,000 bushels of corn. Twice in recent years we have reached 500,000,000 bushels j of wheat, and in 187.5 the corn crop reached 1,800,000,000—a five fold increase in wheat and three fold increase in corn. Tbe in crease in other cereals has not been so rapid nor are they regarded by the com- : raittee as so important as tbe increase in < wheat and corn. In tbe export trade the committee says wheat has already ranked j first in value and in .58 years has added ' £2,600,000,000 to the value of our national production — a sum equivalent to four times the value of the exported corn and corn meal during the same period. It is [ shown by the tables that during the ten years ending with 1882 the average an nual receipts of cereals of all kinds at these , ports have been in round figures 260,000,- j 000 bushels. An attempt was made by the committee to ascertain the rates of freight from the ! principal intermediate points to the sea board and also from intermediate points to the principal cities of various States. The investigation was conducted in the hopes of ascertaining the facts in regard to the difference of rates charged lor longhruls and short hauls and to throw light upou ; the vexed question of long and short hauls. In relation to this inquiry the committee ; says: "If the returns from which the above summary is constructed may be re lied on, and the committee has been care ful in selecting only such returns that ap- j peared upon their face correct, the rates charged for local freight are evidently levied on the somewhat general principle of what 1 tbe traffic will bear. In Massachusetts, where terminals are taken into consideration, j the .cost of transportation of a bushel of wheat is more nedrly equitable than in any State represented in the summary. In Massachusetts, in 1883, it cost 4.06 cti. to transport a bushel of wheat forty miles. 1 The cost in Connecticut for transporting the same quantity of grain 62 miles was seven cents. In Pennsylvania 60 miles, | 4.02 cents, and in Ohio, 60 miles, .5 cents. Of coarse the conditions may notjhave been i the same farther west. We find Kansas paying 4 02 cents per bushel for transport- , ing wheat 60 miles, and Massachusetts for the same service, 36 miles, 2 02 cents, while California paid 5.03 per bushel for .50 miles. Excellent work has lieen done in all that appertains to through rates, hut heretofore no attempt has been made to collect com parative statistics ol' local rates. Glances at the above summary also brings out tbe fact that the same gratify- j iüg reduction has not taken place in the local rates during the years covered by this . inquiry as in the through rate system. In some cases there has been a reduction but in most instances the rates have re- j rnained substantially the same." Continu- i ing the subject of local freights the Com- | mittee say : "In Massachusetts the rates have steadi- j ly declined since 1874 on every road in- j eluded in the State. In Wisconsin, Mis- j souri, Minnesota, Nebraska and California : the same general facts are brought out, and ! reference to all the published tables in the j appendix is necessary in order to obtain a ; correct idea of the extent of this reduc- j tioa and the roads on which the redaction has l>een most satisfactory. Reliable ' statistics on local rates of freight are great- ! ly needed to aid to an intelligent un- j derstanding of this important branch of | the transportation question." Turning from the United States to foreign countries the Committee show the production and consumption of cereals in Europe and bring out the fact that the increase in population has been relatively greater in the great grain producing coun tries than it has been in the grain buying countries. The United Kingdom appears to have purchased about two-thirds of the wheat the United States exported during this period, and therefore special attention j has been given to England's supply lor ( wheat. For this purpose a table was pre- i pared, giving a summary of the wheat im- i ported into the United Kingdom—Great ! Britain and Ireland—from various coun- j tries during a period of seven years, from 1836 to 1842, inclusive, and the decades from 1843 to 1882, inclusive, showing the ; total importations of wheat and the pro- j portions furnished by the United States, : Russia, Germany, British North America, j Egypt, France, Denmark, and all other j countries. In commenting* on this table the com mittee ; say : "A glance at this summary not only shows the rapidity of agriculture in the United States and its importance as a food exporting country, but it also pre sents some of the economic changes that have taken place in Europe. In the first period the United States supplied less than one per cent of the wheat imported into the United Kingdom. In the last period it supplied fifty-four per cent. From less than one million bushels it increased by a series of leaps and bounds to about .503, 000,000 bushels. Excepting the rapid growth of imports of wheat from India (which does not appear in tbe table, India being classified under all other countries) there is no instance in economic history of grow th so rapid. The imports from Rus sia during this period, though they have increased in amount, have not advanced greatly relatively. In the fir°t period they were nearly ten per cent., in the ! second they had somewhat increased, in the third they had receded again, in the : fourth they advanced considerable, and in , the fifth they had receded more rapidly ; than the increase between the third and 1 fourth periods. "Imports from Germany have decreased j from the second period actually as well as relatively, while relatively the decrease lias been steady, sinking from fifty-three to thirty-three per cent., next to twenty four and to eighteen per cent., and lastly to six per cent. The crystalization of the German empire, the rapid increase of pop ulation, the change from an agricultural ; condition to that of diversified industries, | all suggest themselves as the reasons for this decrease. In Germany the population is overtaking the food producing capacity j of the country." California U. S. Senator-hip. Sacramento, January 3.—The Legis- ; lature convened to-day but laded to organ- ; ize. This deters balloting for U. S. Senator 1 „„♦a T...... 1 u Communication From the Cattle- | growers. Chicago, December 29.— Tbe executive committee of the Cattlegrowers Associa- ! tion of the United Stales framed a com munication to-day to be forwarded to the Senate and House of Representatives. The letter calls attention to the letter of J. A. j Cooper, of Colorado, in which he pro- I nounces against the commission feature of the bill introdneed in Congress for the sup- j pression of exotic 'diseases among cattle in ! the United States. The communication says that in the great emergency now upon the cattle industry it is imperatively necessary that some person or persons lie vested with extraordinary powers. It goes on to say that the present bureau and de partments are already overwhelmed with ! work to such an extent that it would be impossible for any of them to do as rapid or efficient work as could be done by a commission of energetic, practical business men, whose sole efforts would be directed to one task. The committee believe that the commission, vested with the necessary powers, could clear this country of pleuro pneumonia in twelve or eighteen months. The communication further says that the losses inliicted upon the cattle industry during the last two years by reason of the embarrassing inter-state and foreign quar antines amount to a national calamity, and and those quarantines constitute tbe great est exciting obstruction to inter-state and foreign commerce. The communication says that the experience of other countries has proven that tbe only successful way I« deal with pleuro pneumonia is by prompt resort to heroic treatment and that the quickest way is lhe cheapest. The sun pression of plearo-pneumonia is not only demanded as a sanitary measure for the protection of our people, the communica tion goes on to say, but it was also a meas ure ot political economy. The communication ends with the state ment that the cattle industry represents an investment of two thousand million dol lars of taxable property, and asks for pro tection to be extended to it. Battle Company Assignment. Galveston, Texas, January 2.— An Austin special to tbe Neics says : The Dolores i.and and Cattle Company, of Texas, which was chartered during last year with a stated eapital of $ 2 , 000 , 000 , made an assignment here yesterday. The company, as chartered, was composed of W. T. Carothers and George A. Searight, with 1,000 shares each. Recently, how ever, Mr. Carothers disposed of his inter est to other members of the company. In Dun's Register of January, 1886, Mr. Geo. A. Searights live stock interests at Chey enne are rated at over £750,000. The Sea right Cattle Company's interests also in Wyoming were rated at $1,000,000. It is, however, understood that Mr. Searight has disposed of his Wyoming interests, but not without considerable shrinkage. The papers of assignment, as filed here, art signed by Messrs. Searight and A. F. Rob hinson, show in round figures liabilities of half a million dollars. The principal creditors are : John F. Coad, of Omaha, $30,u00; Julia A. Fletcher, of Chicago, £50, «500. Each are secured by first mort gages. Geo. Searight, £50,000, without security. The assignment creates great surprise. Important Law Decision. New York, January 3.— Jas. R. Keene ! a New York millionaire, and Washington j Butchers Sons in December, 1880, formed a pool to advance the price of lard, and em- j ployed A. E. Kent & Co., of this city, and Poole, Kent & Co., of Chicage, brokers, for j the purchase and sale of lard. It is said a small fortune was realized by the members 1 of the pool, and it is charged their brokers ! defrauded them by makiDg fictitious purchases and sales. Keene sued Kent I and others in the Supreme Court to recoyer his share of the profits in the pool. They ' interposed a defense that the transactions were gambling and that tbe law would not force them to account. Judge James, of the General Term Supreme Court, has i rendered his opinion in the matter, revers- j ing the opinion of the court below, which directed the brokers to file a bill of par- : ticulars of the pool transactions. He holds j that the defense interposed is valid, and | that the law docs not sanction that form of ■ gambling. Combinations to keep articles of food or other necessities off the ; market with a view of getting higher ; prices are unlawful conspiracies, punisha ble as a crime, where successfully carried ! out. The effect would be to impose an ad ditional burden on tbe public, and is little less than a respectable robbery, unsanc tioned by law. There are no legal means to enforce a division of the plunder. They capnot appeal to the coarts. The decision concludes by saying that Keene has no right to expect that rhe court will interpose its authority in his be half to enforce that well known principle of honor upon which his alleged rights must be successfully dependent. Land Office Decision. Washington, December 29.—In the case involving that portion of Rancho de Napa, in Napa county, California, con firmed to Otto H. Frank and covering about 12.000 acres, Acting Secretary Mul drow has decided that as the case was pending in the U. S. District Court at the time of the passage of the act of July 11, 1864, new jurisidiction was thereby con ferred at once, aod the court had full authority to revise the Tracy survey and order a new one, as it did, but that the ap proval of the new survey by the court was without jurisdiction, as the supervision of the survey was by express terms of the act vested in the Commissioner of the Land Office. Patent therefor will issue for the claim in accordance with the decree of the court, and the resurvey made thereunder will be accepted by the Department if it appears to be in conformity with the de cree, Washington, January 3.—The Commis sioner of the General Land Office has no tified the local land agents in Kansas to advise all parties making applications to enter land heretofore credited to the State of Kansas for the benefit of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company, that such applications are wholly useless as no preference or other right can thus be acquired. It is stated that a large number of applications for these lands has been filed upon unauthorized statements of at torneys that more land has been certified to this company than it is legally en titled to. Suffering in Texas. Fort Worth, Texas, January 2. —The Gazette published to-day an official report of the convention of county judges from tbe counties in the drought district of Texas, held at Albany, this State. Twenty one counties were represented in the con vention. The total number of people in I those counties now in need of food, cloth ing and fuel is placed at 30,000, while ! thousands of more are without seed to ' plant during the coming year. An appeal is made to the State and National Legisla ture and to the country at large to furnish at once 8-500,000 to relieve their immediate wadts. | ! j I Recovering the Stolen Money. Kansas City, December 29.— Rotiert 1 'iukerton is still in the city to-night. He is engaged in recovering more of the stolen money. It has been found tbat a consid erable amount was distributed here among Cook's friends in East Bottom in sums ranging from $300 to $1,000. There has now been secured in all about $ 10,000 of j the $60,000 which was stolen. Of this amount $22,000 was obtained at Leaven worth last night. The Pinkerton party did not leave to day for St. Louis as was given out, but all remained here, and in addition three de tectives arrived from St. Louis to-day bringing Oscar Cook. Witrock accompanied by his mother and Cook were taken to Adams' express office where a consultation was held. As a result of their day's work the detectives have secured probably about $10,000. Lots ol bank notes were found concealed in lieer bottles under the bouse ofJobnCoxin East Bottom, where Cook boarded and Witrock stayed while here. Another portion was found under the house opposite of that ow ned by Cook's father, and Jack Cook, his brother, gave up the $1,000 he had. The detectives think that a dozen acquaintances of Cook and Wit rock received sum« of money, some know ing, other ignorant, ot the source of the wealth. It is said that over one dozen Pinkerton men are here working up the matter, and there are rumors of some fur ther arrests to be made. Kansas City, December 29. —An inter view with Robert Pinkerton was secured late to night. He stated all the accom plice*« in the robbery had lieen captured, and that five men were under arrest and Mrs. llaight. Being asked if FTothingham was guilty he replied : I am not ready to say. I prepared evidence for the grand jury and be was indicted. Draw your own conclusions. There are a large number of accessories. He would use his judgment as to the making of further arrests. Pinkerton's men were scouring the city all night, but the fruits of their labors are not made known. Witrock and Cook were kept in the Adams Express office all day and removed to some place of concealment at dusk. Kansas City, Decemlier 30.— Superin tendent Damsel of Adams Express Com pany of St. Louis arrived here this morn ing with Mrs. J. Haight. On the strength of the confession made by Haight he brought information which Robert Pinker ton acted upon by going to Leavenworth. There he recovered $9,500 more which was found buried in sealed cans. Pinkerton re turned here to-night. It is reported tbat Mrs. Haight was taken from Leavenworth to Atchison to-night. St. Louis, January 2. —I'red Wittroek, Thomas Weaver and W. W. Haight, the last of the train robbers, who were brought here yesterday, were photographed at the F'our Courts to-day. These are the only members of the train robbers gang who will be prosecuted to day. All the others who were arrested will be released with the exception of Oscar Cook, who will answer to the court in Kansas City. All of the stolen money found in the pos session of Kinney, Mrs. Haight and others has been recovered, and as they knew nothing of the robbery until their arrest, the express company considers that nothing is to lie gained by prosecuting them. As to Frothingham's guilt or innocence the detectives and officials of the company have little to say. It is believed, how ever, that Wittrock's contemplated official statement of tbe robbery will remove all suspicion of FTothingham being in any way voluntarily connected with the rob bery. _ Steamer llnrned. Mobile, December 30.— News was re ceived here late last night of the burning of the steamer Bradish Johnson, used as a boarding house at Jackson, on the Big Bee river, eleven miles above Mobile, on Wednesday night. There is no telegraph line to that point. The Jackson was ly ing with her nose in the bank and the gangplank out. A. C. Yeall, one of the bosses, gave the following description of the li re : "I had just gone to bed when 1 heard the cry of fire, and I rushed out into the cabin. There had lieen a party of men out there playing cards and they saw the smoke ris ing. When I came into the cabin the fire seemed to be in the stateroom, aft of the pantry on tbe port side. The negroes were mostly lodged on the lower deck. They all came running forward about the same time. The vessel burned very fast and was a solid mass of flames in a few mo ments. When I reached the bank I turned around and saw the pilot house fall in with the negroes. They fled up the bank and rushed to the woods where they huddled like sheep and could not lie persuaded to come to the boat. They knew some of their number were lost in the burning boat, and they were seemingly supersti tious about it. They did not want to go near the place, and soon the boat became a mass of flames and burned for about an hour, when she sank, nothing bat a jack staff remaining out of the water. As soon as I got ashore there was a report tbat there were men in the water the other side of the steamer. Skiffs were manned and sent to their rescue. They picked up Mr. Daly, one the Carson men, William Neal, an Englishman, in one of the skiffs. Two negroes were seen near one of the skiffs but they sank ont 'of sight. There is no telling how many lost their lives in the tire and in the river. Some say that ten others are missing, bnt all I know of are the two negroes, Lewis Adams and Benjamin Bash, who were drowned, and two white men are missing. I think two other white men were burned with the boat, and there must have been others, for I don't think they had a chance to be awakenedJ Two Hundred Lives Lost. Berlin, December 30.— The removal of the snow which fell in the late storm has revealed an appalling loss of life. Many travelers were overtaken by the storm. Fifty bodies have been found in Saxony, 30 in Thuringia and 40 in Southern Ger many. It is estimated that the total loss of life will be nearly 200 . Steamer Sunk. London, January 3. —The British steam er Dragoman, which collided with and sunk ashipoff Bird's Eye, was from Liver pool for Cardiff. She returned to the Mersey after the collision. Her bows are stove in and she is otherwise injured. The name of the sunken ship was tbe Duke of Con naught. She had a crew of 21 men and 17 of these were drowned. Terrific Bus Blowout. Youngstown, Ohio, January 3. —A ter rific explosion occurred at Wick Bros. & Co.'s Lank this morning. Will Silliman, the book-keeper, opened the vault and struck a match to light the gas jet. The gas, which had been escaping since Satur day. ignited, blowing* the side and front out of the building, also the front out of the Lnited Lines Telegraph Co. building. Silliman had his whiskers bnrned off. The injured man is badly burned and is per haps hurt internally. ! I : Business Before Congress. Washington, January 3. —In the Sen ate to-day. after the reading of the journal. Senator Cullom will formally announce tbe death of his colleague and the Senate will adjourn as a mark of respect to his memory. Wednesday at 2 o'clock, possibly earlier, Cullom will ask the Senate to proceed to a consideration of the inter-state commerce bill, and there is a general impression that the measure will be taken up and will form the chief topic of discussion thereafter until it is disposed of. The unfinished basiness of the Senate is a bill providing for the establishment of agricultural experiment stations, while the hill to prohibit the members of Congress from acting as attorneys for railroads comes over with the accrued rights of long postponement. It is not improbable that these measures, especially the latter, will command some portion of the morning hours of the Senate, and one or both may thus be disposed of daring the week. It is not expected that any appropria tion bill will lie ready lor consideration by the Senate this week. It is expected that the legislative week in the House will lie consumed by the dis cussion of appropriation bills and th# measure reported from the Committee on Agriculture providing for tbe creation of a department of agriculture and labor. There are four appropriation bills now upon tbe calendar, Indian, Military Academy, Diplomatic aud Consular and Pension. None of these measures is likely to give rise to an extended debate, except possibly the Diplomatic and Consular bill. Owing to its radical change as com pared with the former bills, and its in creased appropriations, this measure may liecome an object of attack. Nearly all the measures which have been made special orders are likely to be pressed for action at the first opportunity that may offer when the House is not en gaged in the consideration of appropriation bills. In addition to the bill lor the creation of a department of agriculture and labor, al ready mentioned, this list includes the Dann free ship bill. Pacific railroad fund ing bill, Oklahoma bill, and the bill for the reorganization of the navy department. Towards the latter part of the week it is expected that the confereres on the electoral count bill will report on the agreement and request the House to take final action, which will probably be granted. Debt Statement. Washington, January 3.— Tbe follow ing is a recapitulation of the debt state ment, Issued to-day : Interest bearing debt, interest and prin cipal, $1,142,333,183. Debt on which the interest has ceased sine# maturity, total, $9,086,191. . Debt carrying no interest, $574,664,318. Total debt, principal, $1, 714,033,635; interest, $1,050,057; total, $1,726,083,692. Total debt less available cash items, $1,384,181,128. Net cash in treasury, $43,186,632. Debt less the cash in the treasury January 1, 1-887, $1,341, 984,496. Decrease of debt during the month, $9,358,202. Total cash available for the reduction of the pubic debt, $241. 902,563. Reserve fund—Held tor the re demption of United States notes of the acts of January 14, 1872, and July 12,1882, $100/100,000. Unavailable for the reduc tion of the debt, $25,782,357. Certificates held as cash, $35,024,236. Net cash—Bal ance on hand, $42,196,632. Total cash in the treasury, as shown by the Treasurer's general account, $444,915,788. The Merchants' Banquet. Boston, December 29.—At tbe Boston Merchants' Association to-night a letter of regret from John Sherman was read. It contained several suggestions upou the na tional banking system and stated that a remedy had been recommended by both Messrs. Knox and Cannon, and was sub stantially endorsed by the present Comp troller, but Congress has neglected it. Senator Morgan of Alabama.delivered an eloquent address upon the question, "Shall we continue the national bank system, or repeal it?" He said: Our duty appeared dear to preserve our banking system; whether the proportion of paper money to be issued through them is to be greater or less thau now, should be left to the test of experience. Senator Ilale of Maine dwelt briefly upon the national securities and defense, and claimed that our seaports are to-day as defenseless as when the plunderers of the 16th century were let loose upon our shores. Senator James B. Eustis of Louisana, was greeted w?th cheers. He said : The trouble of the situation is that the power ot taxation has lieen used to protect private interests. 1 understand your sensitiveness. You have gained great wealth and the sys tem by which you nave gained it must be artificial, otherwise taxation must continue. I am in favor of a revision of the tariff and believe you are making a mistake in oppos ing it. The Employers' Proposition. Boston, January 1.—The proprietors of the Boston Herald announced to-day to their employes a proposition to give them for the current year a portion of the net profits of the business after reserving in terest on the value of the property. The employes are to share in proportion to the wages received daring the year. They also suggest to the employes the formation of a mutual benefit society, promisirg to contribute an amount equal to the aggre gate contributions of the employes. The proprietors say in a circular announcing the proposition: "We hope this experi ment may be so successful that profit shar ing may be adopted by us as a permanent policy." Infant Life Insurance. New York, January 3. —Deputy Attor ney-General Porter recently moved before Justice Barrett in the Supreme Court Chambers to have the Globe Mutual Bene fit Association restrained from carrying on its business upon the ground that the com pany was insolvent, and that the insurance of infants as practised by the association is unauthorized by law. Judge Barrett handed down his decision to-day in the case. He says the business of this com pany is limited to that of life and casualty insurance upon the corjiorative and assess ment plaD. Only members who accept the contract and obligations of such member ship can be thus insured. Infants are not elegible as they can not make a contract. Their parents can not insure their chil dren's lives as members of such corpora tive or assignment companies. Only mem bers can be insured and an infant can not be a member of tbe so« iety. The com pany's regulations are illegal on the sub ject of insuring children, was the conclu sion of Jndge Barrett. Colorado Gold Output. Denver, December 30.—The report made by Chief Clerk Tallant, of the United States Mint, to-day, shews tbe value of new gold received during 1 886 to be $1.444,706.29. This amount does not include the value of the mint |bars rede p osited.