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VOL. VIII. SO. 21. PIIILLlPSIilTlKi, KANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 24,1880. $1.50 IN ADVANCE. UENEUAL NEWS. DOMESTIC. The colored people of Washington, D. C., tlisatfrceii aiuoui.' themn-Jveft a.- to how the ct-lubrnuou of the 2-iih ahniver ary of the eui:uicii':ili'n of the wluven . of the Li.itrict of Columbia shoulj be conducted, aud as h rexnlt divided into two factiourt, one headed by W, C Chase, editor of a colored Jiupt-r, aud the o:lter by lJerry CttrbOli. who wad a delcute to the rtpubli chu imtiuuul couventiou. K.ich party tuaJe elaborate RrrauemeiiM for a parade and & public meeting at niht, and taeh endeav ored to excel tiie display of the other parly, i'eel'utf rau hitih aud it was fcarea that trouble would eiinue iu case tiie two proces sions should meet, rortunately mjthih of the kiud occurred. ill view of the lack of harmony between the two parties the presi dent positively refused to view either proces sion. Xhe president, through his private becretary, had previously noiiiied the chair men of the opponiut; coniiiiittees that it would tfive hini pleasure to accep'.a joint iu Titatiou to review one pr:cesioli, but that he could not tuke iided with the ijuarrel. One Robinson, cashier of a bank at An telicp, N. V., has decamped nud the bank closed iudeliniieiy. As fur as kimv.a the defalcation is about Sf41,lju, and L'OJ has recently been paid for private telegrams iudicaluit; the leverish Hate of things yrow in out of the ca.-hier's speculations. The bulk of the money w as lost in wheat margins in Chicago. The bank was or.inied in ia lKi4, with Kobinson as cashier, liobmsou only took nbout s.UW wuh him to Canada, where his ued wife has joined him. A tel egram from there sas he is iil and wiil iu all probability live but a short time. A dis solute tton of Kobitison is somewhere in lha west and there are indications that he has some connections with his father's downfall. The children in three of the public Rchools in bt. Ixmid have become dissatiatied with the rules now oveniiu them, and they threaten a tjeneral strike unless their fcrriev ances are righted at once. They demand longer recesses uid nhoruir hours. At the Madison school thirty of the scholars failed to respond at roll call one morning, but these are ull that have actually struck. At the lioden school a notice, signed by "the tit. Louis School association," calling upon the Hchclars to strike, was found posted up on the school Luildmj;. but three of the members of the "association" were con victed by the superintendent of the wchool of beiuK guilty of issain the obnoxious no tice, and a sound thrashing was administer ed to them at the riht lime, w hich averted a general strike of ail the scholars. A dispatch from Dodjje City dated April Cth, says: '1 he majority of the orhcers aud members of the executive committee of the Western Kansas Cattle Growers' association assembled in Uodt;e City, and the executive committee has been in session ever since baturday on the annual report, which will be submitted to the convention. The cily is filled tip with Rtockmen from all sections of the run'e country and each train brings in kddiliouul members, many of whom are not members of this association, but who come here with a view of buying cattle. No doubt a number of large sales will be report ed long before the session closes as there will bo upwards of lUO.UK) heads offered for sale and at prices that cannot fail to sell them. The house committee on foreign affairs have considered the borrow Chinese bill and the Chinese indemnity resolution, and al though uo final action was reached there was a free expression of individual sentiments pen these subjects. The proposition for the restriction of Chinese iu the Morrow bill was regarded as too loud by a number of the members of the committee, and there was a decided opposition developed to the section of the bill forbidding the return of Chinese to this country, after a two years' absence. It was held as the section is iu conflict with the treaty stipulations it would apply to Chinese who were iu this country before the consideration of the bill. Action will prob ably be taken at the next meeting. The joint congressional committee inves tigating the labor troubles in the southwest after a short discussion of the best means of pursuing tiie inquiry, the committee re solved to subpoena Messrs. Gould, Hopkins, Powderly and McDowell. On Sunday next next the committee start for St. Louis, and after taking such testimony at that point as may be deemed material, it is probable that the members will di ide into two sub-coni-mittees, one proceeding to Atchison, Kan., and the other to Fort Worth, 'Tex., to collect information relative to the strike at those places aud along the lines of the route. The committee is disposed to report at an early day, but it is determined to make the inves tiatioii thorough and impartial. A largely attended mnss meeting of work ingmeu was held iu W ashiuftou, at which resolutions were adopted calling for the en forcement of the eight hour law in the gov ernment workshops. The killing by the deputies in Kast bt. Louii was denounced, and organized labor, they say, wiil biiug the pe.-pelr:itors to justice. Representative O'Neill, of Missouri, presided, and on the platform were a large number of members of congress. Speeches endorsing the reso lutions, urging the workingmen to organize and pleding their influence and support in securing he legislation demanded, were made by Senators Biair and Curtis, and Rep resentatives O'Neill, of Missouri, Forau, of Ohio, and i'arouar. of New York. The house committee on foreign affairs have considered Mr. Dingley's resolution relative the Canadian tishiug regulations and directing a favorable report upon the resolutions, that the president be requested to furnish the house with any information in bis possession relative to the exclusion of American fishing vessels from ports of entry of the Dominion of Canada, for the purpose of trading, purchasing supplies or lauding fish caught in the deip water for shipment in bond to the United States: also to inform the house as to what steps, if any, have been taken to bring such rnwarrautable and un friendly acta of the Dominion authorities to the attention of the British government. A terrible fight occurred at Rawlius, in the extreme northwest part of this state. It appears that eight men had taken up claims there ond lived in one dwelling. The land was also claimed by seven other squatters, who, with a number of friends, visited the premises and attacked the resident party, driving them into a sod house. The battle was waged six hours, and one of the assail ants was killed and two wounded. After lii'htfall the beseiued party escaped, though two of their number are missing, aud at last reports were on the way to )berlin, tw enty " miles distant, to secure Winchester riiles and reinforcements, J. L. Biggs, a clerk in the auditor's oitice of the Lake trie Western railroad, at Bloomiugton, 111., was arrested charged with theit. His house had been searched luring his. absence and a lot of niisaing tickets were found there. The company claims to have had stolen from them lit) California and other western tickets worth from j,uuu to sflO.UuO, together with an onicial stamp. It was charged that Biggs Uad sold twenty-live Uckts to Kansas City and bt. Louis scalpers, and that lie was re ceiving registered letters under the name of 'L. James." Senate Frye lias favorably reported from the oommitte on commerce the amendment intend to be proposed to the postorhee ap propriation bill. It increases the appropri ation for transportation of foreign mails from $75,0o)to l,lX)0,tJO. It provides that this amount shall include the coot of railway transit across tiie isthmus of Panama. The amendment further changes the bill so as to direct the postmaster general to enter into contracts with American built and regis tered t teamships w heuevcr possible, for the transportation of foreign mails. T".iiiiteen boyeotters were arraigned in the IMiiice court in New York N. Y., w ere charg ed with conspiracy. Seven of them were ' tailors, seven pimiers and four lasters. J Uatice thirty decided to make a let-t ease ind entertained Uuj complaint of conspiracy against George Peuhart aud M. Murry, LUttiubers of the Tailors union. Bail iu the um of jfr-i-VO wurt furnished. A few of the more aggressive boycotters were lined. The 4Uier Were diachaigcd. While Captain Couklin, of the Georgica lite fraving station, was on vr'cti oil Sag liarbor, N. Vj he discovered the broadside it a schooner U nig m the beacn about three BMiU'S eM.st of l-at Uuiuiitou. The bow whs fcvi.inLiy euia.icd, nud was a portion of a uoiiUoiuT of auoat Cve hundred tonri. Au orer i icce of wreckage bccii in ine ' oo-iii working toward the shore. Niu name K bt-iril found jet, but It U bUppOScd b.';o ltf The Senate committee on commerce have agreed to favorably report ou Kcpre-enta-Uve Jamts' bill to regulate the comnjercial sale.- of merchandise. '1 he bill readri as fol lows: That the residents of each state and territory and within thediatrictot Columbia, solicit from dealers or merchants, order for floods, and sample, catalogue, card, price iit, a description ou other repre-entation witliout the imyment of any licence or mer chantiie tax. Allen J. Adams, in September, 175, mur dered his emplo er, Moses Lickiu;on, an aed farmer, of Amherst, Mans., by splitiug his head with au axe. Ho robbed him of a considerable sum of money and tied. After spending ten years as a dissolute tramp, he confessed his crime during a drunken dis pute and was returned to Ma-j-aehusetls, and was tried and convicted. He expiait-d his crime on the scaifold at Northampton, Mass. ilia utterances were blasphemous to the last. .Letters were received from China, at Port land, Oregon, stating that an iaiylish, Ger man and Chinese hyndiciite had entered into a contract with the Mexican j,'tVtJ"limfctlt whereby the syndicate agreed to send yJO.OuO Chinese to Mexico within twelve months. The Mexican fiovernment agrees toiveeacU Chin a man twenty acres of land. Twenty Chinaman lelt i'ortlaiid last week fur Mex ico. Others are now preparing to"eave. Joseph II. Beal!, i-resident of the Ameri can Agricultural and Lkairy association, has issued an address to the farmers and dairy men of the United States, in winch lie af lirms that the enemies of tiie dairy and of the consumers of butter are organizing to defeat the movement in behalf of honest in dustry and pure food. He calls upon the farmers of America to organize at once, adopt resolutions, and brin their direct in fluence to bear upon congress. The proposed admission of Dakota into the union of states has been considered by the house committe on territories but witliout a conculsion. During the discussion some of the republican members said they ri-retted finding a dispOMtion ou the part of the democratic members of the committee not to admit Dakota as a state for a political reason. A democrat took exception to this and a somewhat animated discussion took place. At Baltimore the officers of the Knights of Lnbor ordered the tying up of the cars upon the People's and Central lines and the work was done as rapidly as the cars reached their respective stables. Lare crowds of people were gathered in the neighborhood of the stables and ou the corners of the prin cipal streets through which the cars usual ly pHSe-ed. The entire police force nearly four hundred men were on duty. Camilie Gonzales was handed at Brackett, Tex., yesterday for the murder of a ranchman named Johnson ou November 1, ls4. Gonzales wa laughing when the drop fell. He made a speech be fore the fall, protesting his innocence. He turned toward the jail, and waving his hand, addressing the prisoners, said : "Good bye, my companions, yood bye." The f;dl was six feet and broke his neck. William and Dan Kent met Miss Soards, a respectable young lady on the street yesterday, and in sulted her. She told her brother, acd 17, about the affair. He seized a shot t,'uu and went iu pursuit of the Keuts. heu he came upon them he emptied one barrel into each of the young men, mortally wounding one aud severely injuring the other. He was placed iu jail. The journeymen tailors of Milwaukee, Wis., to tiie number of over 2.UU0 struck, their demand for an increase of nearly 50 per cent, in wages having been refused by their employers. Several of the largest establishments, and in all probability most of the smaller ones, will be closed. No at tempt will be made to start them untd the tailors are ready to make wide concuious from their present demands. Negotiations are being made to exU-jul the Gulf, Colorado & Santa t'e north from here to be connected in the Indian territory with the Atchison, Topeka A. Santa Pe. The lines have been completed and the route chosen is an air line of about ;io miies from Hun neWttll, Kas., to Port Worth. Work on both ends of the new line will be commenced im mediately and hurried to completion within ten months. A terrible explosion of giant powder occurred at Clinton, V is. W hile unloading eight kegs of powder from a train one keg accidentally dropped, exploding it and the sewn remaining kegs. Arthur Kdwards, station baggage master, had the top of his head blown olf and was instantly killed. James Jiingwood, telegraph operator, and George Storms, a brake man, were fatally injured. Annie Belle Langan, the 9-year old girl, at La Croi-se, Wis., who lias beeu fasting for forty-even days, is still strong and lively, hhe still has au abhorrence for food and positio!y refuses to eat a mouth full. She even ret uses to take the juice of oranges. She looks comparatively well and and weighs sixty-five pounds. The doctor attending hopes to bring her out all right. A cyclone struck Coou Rapids, Iowa. One boy was killed and numerous persons injured. Twenty-rive houses, two churches, one school houne. and several business houses were destroyed. A freight train was blown from the track and demolished. The con tents were ruined. The cyclone swept over western Iowa, doing extensive damages. It is feared that a great many live were lost. A heavy rain storm swept over the north ern and northwestern part of the state pros trating telegraph poles and doing considera ble damage to farm property. A few miles west of Wetmore on the Council Bluffs rail road a small cyclond formed, moving iu a northeasterly direction and demolishing the farm houses of John Campbell, ii. Key and Edward Porton. Fifteen or twenty Missouri Pacific switch men, who have been out since the strike be gan and failed to return to work w heu the switchmen's general strike was ordered otf by Chif Mouaghan, applied to the Missouri Pacitio company at Kansas City for rein statement. This they were refused, as their places have beeu tilled by new meu. A Skidmore, Mo., dispatch says: A fearful cyclone passed over Monroe township, Nod away county, destroying buildings, barns, outhouses, and killing thousands of dollars worth of stock. Three persons were killed and many injured. The killed are: Jennie Hooper, Mrs. Hugh Sparks and baby. Many of the injured are not expected to live. Mr. Albert Griffiu, of Kansas, chairman of the organizing committee announces that the auti saloon republican national conven tion, which was called to meet at Toledo, Ohio, May l'Jth, has been postponed. The p.'ace of holding the convention has beeu chauged to Chicago and the date will be nxed some time w ithiu the next few weeks. Deputy Marshal Win. Erwin was assassin ated in the Choctaw nation. He had arrest ed and was returning to Pc Smith Ark., with Felix Griiliu a noted outlaw charged with highway robbery and horse stealing, when he was bet upon by two men, who released the captivity and shot, and instantly killed Kr win. A dispatch from Butfalo. N. Y., says the stories which have beeu ailoat for a u or two concerning the engagement of Presi dent Cleveland to Miss Prankie Folsom, of this city, have at last beeu confirmed. Gen. Rich said: "I can state the report of Cleve land's coming marriage is true." I. T. Koehler, pastor of the German Evan gelical church, at Watertown, W sconsin, borrowed from various friends email sums aggregating $."jOO, stole the fundsof achurch concert, beat clothiers and jewelers, and tied. He wrote back from Detroit that he was about to cross to Canada. Cornelius Spillane, of Chicago, has in vented a device for telephoning between moving traios. A wire runs through the train connected all cars so that conversation can be kept up from all parts of the train to all stations on tfie road and between ail other trams on the lin. The president has approved the act for the erection of a public building at Sau Antonio, lex., the act for the construction of a bridge over tl.e Mississippi river near Alton, 111., and the act for the construction of the dain across Missj-isippi river near brainard, Minu. Rev. Sam Jones preached to 3,000 people at Louisville, Ky., for the benetit of tiie HoieoLub gospel mission. Nearly as maLiy more comd not gel m tua church, and ?,'.xaj in small sums uns -iiLscnbed. Au eiiort is btriug ma ie to Inr. Jones iftay and evan gelize P.uLuviile. The litimt tiie I of fc: .iL.-Is of r:un ia utore : aiid Canada, i.iiL-a - with the previous week, was as follows: V heat, iO.TTJJViJ bushela; decrease, fcOItiJ5 bushels. Com, lO,T'jC,Uri bushels; increase, tl,UJ bushels. The cases against J. J. McGarry, judge advocate of the ivnigkts of Labor and oth ers, arrehted on a charge of treM.-passmg up on the premises of tiie Missouri Pacific rail way company, were dismissed, the evidence against the pri-oners not being suiiicient to convict. A rumor has been current that it was very probable that the anta Ire would tako tne W a basn railway out of the hands of a re ceiver by bujing it in. An investigation brought to light the fact that there is no truth in the rumor whatever. The following federal appointments have been contirmed: Postmasters G. W . Clark, Lyons, Kans.: H. L. Peperell, Concordia, Kan.; K. C. W ilson, Clay Center, Kan.: J. L- Pierce, register of tiie land omcc at To peka. The places of the striking trackmen at Leavenworth, have been tiled and freight business is haudled without great deiHV. The strikers claim they have been compelled to work long hours and overtime without extra pay. A Kansas City paper publishes astaieVLient which says that plans are in progress for the purchase by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Pe company of the abash railroad proper ty now in the receiver's hands, at the trust ees' Bale on the ruth inst. Grand Master Workman Powderly has decided that tne members of the Lasters' uniou cau work on Knights of Labor label goods without joining the order. There has been considerable controversy over the ques tion. Thaddeus Fairbanks, the scale inventor, who was knighted by theeinperoref Austria, died at St. Johnsbury, Vermont, iu his bvah year, lie aided witn a generous hand the religious and educational interests of ids state. Briutou H. Warner, a young physician at Baltimore, undertook last Christmas to cure a lapdog which had been run over by a bicycle. lie received a severe bite, the re sult being las death, from hydrophobia. The Masonic and military funeral of the lat- Captain Kmmet Crawford, of the United States army, who was recently killed by the Mexicans, occurred at Kearney, Neb. Au immense crowd was iu attendance. Over 5,000 indignant Louisville demo crats assembled at tuat place and rigorously protested against the appointment ot a re publican postmaster, which President Cleveland has just made. A Connellsville,. Pa., dispatch save: The advance demanded by McClure E Co.'s workmen has beeu granted and all will re turn to work. Pvery mine iu the county is now paying the increase. Twelve or more citizens of La Porte have been summoned to Washington by the judi ciary committee of the senate to testify as to acts of ottensive partisanship by Kdward Hawkins, nominated to be marshal for Indiaua. Jamestown Dak., was visited bv a small ev clone, followed by a heavy electric storm. Several buildings were blown down and a brewery was blown down and a house was recked. No one was injured so far as is known. No jury has yet been secured at Waukegan, Illinois, for the third trial of Michael Mooney, charged with the murder of his cell mate in the penitentiary at Joiiet. feeventy nine men were examined in one day. Five hundred school bovs at Trov. New York, struck for a single daily pessum of four hours, threw stones and mud at the no- lice, and forced the school board to listen to a statement of grievances. John Kllis, a stockman, from Mexico, Mo. i was found dead in a room at the .transit i house, Chicago, lie had been asphyxiated, and it was uiscoveicd t!iat on Lia reUruig j had blown out the gas. The annual report of the Atchison, To peka fc Santa Pe Railroad company, for l&t&f has beeu issued and gives the toliowing i information: Gross earnings, $.7;i,oJU,wJ; j net surplus, $504, Xi. . j The New York house of representatives opted a concurrent resolution tendering : the sympathy of the people of the state of New York to the Irish people ia their strug gle for home rule. The late Ann J. Morcer. of Philadelphia, ' bequeathed an estate iu Montgomery coun ty, and siu(t,00 iu cash, to establish a home for inriim Presbj teriau clergymen who do not use tobacco. A fire started in the basement of W. W. Morgun A Co'a clothing house, at Kansas City, and destroyed a considerable portion of the stock. Total loss by lire and water placed at $20,000. A freight train on the Cairo Short-Line road was cut in two at Belleville by strikers, and Conductor Whelan was severely beaten. A rioter who was arrested was promptly set free by the mob. Eight years auo Mr. David Walk, a New Orleans clergyman, purchased five acres of ground ou Ninth street, iu Kansas City, Mo., for $l,uu0. Recently he sold the same prop erty for GCjOUO. 4 At Gaiconda, 111.. John Randolph a farmer, shot and killed Deputy Sherirf T. M. Thomas because of a quarrel growing out of litigation. The murderer was formerly county treasurer. It is said that several hundred mining ex perts and capitalists of Michigan are about to start from the upper peninsula for Alaska, ou account of representations made by gov ernor Swineiord. Thirty-eight head of Hereford cattle owned by Iowa parties, were sold at Kiverview park, Kansas City. The highest price paid was $55. Two brought ;aa. The lowest price was $75. The public lands committee has agreed to report the bill repealing the pre-emption, timber culture and desert land laws, and that forfeiting certain railroad lands iu Wis consin. Masked men entered the residence of Dan iel Holcomb, Jackson, Michigan, shot at the nonsekeeper, ransacked private papers, and carried otf property of considerable value. The gold coin and bullion in the treasury April 10, was 15;i,oi.'0,b;V?aii increase of -7,-iiV'u5 since last July. Of 2JJ,i4o,l;;l silver dollars 52,4o,5irti are now in circulation. The President has sent the following nominations to the senate: Postmasters. Charles H. Brown, Sherliug, Kans; Mars hal Birdsail, Emporia, Kansas. U. S. consul general at Rome has tele graphed the secretary of state that there were sixteen deaths from cholera at Brindisi from April 8 to the loth. The drivers on the street car lines in Mil waukee have made a demand for two dollars per day. The city company ia unwilling to grant the increase. Eon. W. C. White has beeu appointed United States senator from Tennessee to succeed H. sL, Jacksou, appointel to the bench. A feature of the fisheries exhibition at Chicago is the hatching of three millions of white hsa eggs takeu last fall at Northvilie, Michigan. A Leavenworth, Kan., dispatch says : Ten trackmen at the Union depot struck for shorter hours, claiming that their hours are rregular. John R Featherson, a leading physician of Indianapolis who s altered greatly from rheumatism, died from au overdone of mor phine. The president has appointed James Lidg erwood of New York city. to be a member of the board of lnuU.au commissioners. The president has signed the act author izing the erection of a building for a con greivvioual library. The congressioii; J convention of the Fourth district wiil be held at Emporia June 17th. The Minneapolis city council has appro priated jf-ouO to assist the cyclone suffer ers. The house has passed forty-five pension bills at an evening session recently. A quarantine of seven das has been or dered against ail arrivals at Alexandria from Bntiidisi, "Venice and Aneoiiia. The total number of dratL in the St. Cloud, Mmn., cy.-i is l:xed at in r-cli-e. Ccd !o rau-s to Cil-cI Lcn.fr Lv-i THE LABOR TROUBLES. Mr. powderly's Order is Ke oked, an J the Mriker's continue liieir war against the Missouri I'ittiui.-. AriiiL 12. All districts effected by the strike seem to be quiet to-d:.y. Tiie deputies who did the shooting in Last St. Louis were released but at once re-arrested. In his regular report to Gould, Huxie says; Two hundred and eighty-six freight trains were ruu Saturday, Containing 4. 472 loads, an in crease of twenty-seven trains On Sunday there w ere 17 and ii.Uul loaded cars. 'Ihe prospect of a settlement is very hazy. Apbil 13. Everything in connection with the Missouri Pacihe str4k passed ort quietly to-day, and notrouble was experienced. The whoio force of the fct. Louis transfer com pany returned to work, and as many ineu and as Lurgo a business was done by the cumpany, as before tne strike. Janice Seoliaud, who was injured by tiie shooting, on Friday died, and tne otuer three injured are not expected to live. The Sedalia Knights have adopted a resolution, heartily endorsing General Master Workman Pow derly, and his acts, condemning all acts of violence that have been committed, and and favoring the presentation of a petition to tiie general executive board for the modi fication of the constitution and by-laws of the order so that no strike or boycott can be ordered except by direction and under sup ervision of the general executive committee. Jay Gould was asked if he had discovered in what way the members of the central union proposed to boycott him, and replied he had not, and confessed that he was rather curious to know. Looking down at his clothes, he remarked: T have worn this suit two winters, and I guess 1 cau gel along with it a while longer, if the tailors boycott me. Then, you know, I raise everythiug I eat on my place at Irvingtoii, so I needn't be alarmed about getting food." He says he can't see by what process of reasoning any one could hold himtresponsible for the strike at Kast St. Louis, and its results. T have no property ou that side of the river," said he, t4and no interest in any part of the management ot the roads Centering there." PO W DtlLL Y AN D GOULD. New York, April 14. Some very lengthy correspondence between Messrs. Powderly and Gould has been given to the public. On April 11, Powderly writes Gould saying that the terrible events of the preceding forty-eight hours must have convinced the latter of the necessity of ending the strug gle. In subtrance Powderly writes: "You have power to end the strike. I have done everything possible and so have the members associated with me. In open conference I understood you to say that arbitration would be agreed on. I told you that it must be before the strikers could be ordered back to work. But if they tind themselves deserted, and that we don't take any interest iu them, it will make things worse. The men out there, many of them, are dare devils. When 1 left you it was my firm belief that you meant to have the entire aiiair abitrated at the earliest possible mo ment. When you sent the telegram to Mr. Hoxie it was an imperative order, as presi dent of the company. His duty was to obey. That was my understtinding. 1 explained to ou that while the men had better have con sulted the general committee, they violated no law iu striking. I also said our order was opposed to strikes. Yoa can end this strike. Henceforth you are responsible for every act of violence or bloodshed, t )ur or der now stands between jour property and ruin. If it be to the interest your employes we will absolve them from membership iu our order. We will surrenderour claim ou them, but wiil not surrender our right to see this aff air investigated. You call our order a conspiracy. I am willing ta let the public judge betw een J our schemes and our order. We are willing to day to face you in the courts for violation of the law. You may try us, and w-e will try you, and no money will buy a verdict. This is not the beginning of a war between labor and capital, except asietwcen hone.-ty and dishonesty, and means no'furtiier strikes or bloodshed." Continuing, Powderly says he con. Jilted the best legal counsel, and proposes forfAJU.OOO men to carry the matters into the courts unless Gould will exert his iniluence and end this disastrous strife. Gould replies on April 14, saj ing he doesn't understand the animus and purpose of Pow derly's letter, lie, however, considers any interference in his personal alt airs quite gratuitous, as also is any attempt to connect hini personally with tiie present strike. W hen the strike occurred he w as far away on the ocean, trusting iu Powderly's promise at the August meeting that there should be no strike on that road. Gould then reproduced telegrams and letters before made public in winch Vice President Hopkins endeavored to reach a settlement with Master W orkman Powderly. Gould recites then that the mat ters were placed in Hoxie's hands by a vote of the board, which had never been changed and refers to the fact that Ine company has always been ready to take back former em ployes. He says no employes have presented a grievance before the company, as was pro vided for ac the last conference. The com pany is still ready to carry out the agree ment. Farther than that. Mr. Gould does not see that there is anj thing for him to do. A CALL ruU AID. T. V. Powderly has written to Secretary Turner, of the Knights of Labor, saying that a spirited circular should go out at once to the order asking them for every dollar they can raise, iu support of the light on the southwestern system. POWDLliLY IsSL'KS A CIliCCLAli. Philadelphia, Pa., April 15.-General Mas ter W orkmau Powderly, of the Knights of Labor, to-day addressed the following cir cular to the members of the order: KoiiLK OfiDEa of Knights of LAaoa, Of Amkhica. j You have all read of the great strike on the Gould lines of railway in the southwest. It is history that is being written day by day. It makes but little dinerence now whether the men of the southwest acted wisely or not. Let us pass that part of the affair over, for it has passed into history. The gener al executive board of the order attempted to settle the trouble and restore harmony. Agreements are made with them "by Jay Gould, esq., but when the board reacned St. Louis, Mr. Hoxie would not treat withthm. Not that alone, but he positively refused to employ Knights of Labor whether they had ben active in the strike or not. It now be comes the part of every man and woman in the order to take up the light of the meu of the southwest, and assist them to the full ex tent of their means. They have been idle for nearly two months. They have had a most trying ordeal to go through and are in need of funds. It requires no eloquence or rhetoric to plead the cause of the suttering people. They require aid, and it becomes oir duty to extend that aid as quickly as it is possible for us to do so. Send every dol lar you cau spare to the general secretary aud treasurer, w ho will at once forward it to them at St. Louis for distribution. Remem ber the men out there do not asKfor charity They do not ask at all. It is your executive board that makes the appeal iu their behalf. He who gives quickly, gives double. Act at once. Aaiother appeal may be sent to you and we ask for you to prepare for it now. We must be judged by our actions. In this matter don't pass resolutions condemning capital, for we are lighting capital. Don't antagonize the contest Wo have before us. Let us make a friend of every man who has suifered through monopoly. This battle against the man who represents monopoly, must be fought out manfuhy. Watch his actions everywhere. Keep an eye on the doings of congress and urge the committee that has been apiointek to uo its duty fear lessly. Strengthen their hands and give them every aid. In conclusion, let us nain ask that oa at oiit'o send eery dollar yoa can at present spare to uphold the men who are now out along tiie hues of the southwestern sy stein of Gould's rail way. Do not delay, and at the same time make resdy to bring the whole power to bear upon the man who wrecks homes, for tunes and lives in his greed tor gold. Let . us determine to have it go into history that the men of lo struck as gmnd a blow for liberty as the men of 1770. The men of 177G broke the power of monarchy and de throned tne king. The power widen they wrested from trie hands of a king was not so great as that which is now heid by one man, who through tne corrupt Use of money has brought nitnuiac-turers and workmen to ruin. The powe- of t:ie king lias pas-d away. The power of weai-u is passing away and it must now be ds-teri;iiicd whether man s.haii rule or w he the r w e;-. in tLaii rule. LS:gnedj T. V. lJov."L'KiJ.V, Geiieri.1 M:d:-r iS orkmaii. SdAJiTLN iat'NS ALU.-: L.D. Sr. Lons. Mo.. ;t-I2-hW-. i were i.-su i tMs a toii i i.-e ti.1 ier assembly lul, A. C. Coughlan. chairman of the executive committee of district assem bly lid, Geo. W. Jackson, formerly a promi nent local greenback politician and S. W Nichols, iclegrapn operator, ou tne charge of felony for interfering witn telegraph wires in connection with the wire tapping alleged to have beeu done two weeks ago for the purpose-of intc.'Cepting dispatches pass in? between Jay Gould and Vice President Hoxie. THL oWITCHiim Go OUT. Chicago. III., April 19. The switchmen on the Baltimore m Ohio'in thrs city went out this afternoon, owing to the refusal of the local criicials to accede to their demands for the discharge of non-union men. it is rumored that the Lake Shore switchmen wiil go out to-morrow. Thus far the road has had no dhiiculiy in moving trains. The oliicials of the company declare that they wiil not bo seriously inconvenienced iu any way. Kverj thing is quiet at the yards. The switchmen at the stock yards employed by the C. B. dc o., numbering between nftv and sixty, have also gone cut. About thirty live men are out. St. Locis, Mo., April 10. The following letter from Mr. Hoxie is &elf explanatory: Mirisociii Pacific Railway Co. KXiUJLTIYt: Dill1 A RTM KNT. Sr. Louis, Mo., April lo, lsC. ) '. TIioihus U' he illy Chairman etc. St. L,vuis. Deae Sia: I am iu receipt of your letter of the 15th, enclosing a copy of a preamble and resolution adopted at a citizen's meet ing held at the court house in this city on the liith insh, and requesting me to appoint or cause the proper authority to appoint, a committee of three of the resident directors of the southwestern railroaJ system, in con formity with said resolution and cause the names of the same to be immediately report ed to Dr. Thomas O'Reilly, president of said meeting. . Mr. Hoxie then quotes the resolutions adopted by the meeting which provides for the appointment of nine persons to repre sent the three interests involved The rail ways, the citizens and unemployed railroiid men, and then proceed as follows: The premise upon which the proposition for the appointment of such a committee rests is the statement iu the preamble to the resolu tion that the trade and coir mere of the city of St. Louis to and from all of the trade points of the Missouri Pacific and of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern rail ways, has been for over a month and is still obstructed, with no immediate sign of said roads complying with or being able to com ply with their duty to the public as common carriers. I most respectfully call your at tention, and through you the attention of the citizens participating in the meeting of the 13th instant, of which you were chair man, to the fact that the railways consti tuting the southwestern system are now in full operation, and were in fact, at the time the resolution was presented by the managers of that meeting of the approval of the citizens there present. The fact cau be attested by anyone desiring t: travel or forward freight, express matter or mail over these railways. So far then, "as either the public or this company are concerned, the need of a resumption of trainc cannot be urged as a reason for appointment of the committee what would necessarilly reiate en tirely to the methods by which the ex-em-ployes might be restored to the places they have voluntarily abondoned. After the serious interruption which tho business of St. Louis has already sutfered, and at a time when through the protection of the civil authorities and through extraor dinary exertions in procuring suitable labor, this company lias re-opened its lines aud fully established its traihe, it is to me a mat ter of sincere regret that any portion of citizens should send broadcast over the land, to the detriment ot the city, a state ment in regard to the obstruction of traihe over two of iis principal roads which I am satisfied tiie great body of the business men of this city would decline to endorse. What ever may have been the diliicuities for a so lution curing tne List month iu relation to the resumption of traiiic they do not exist to-day. The railroad companies as one party are expending their time, energies and money to keep open the avenues of commerce for the public beneiit. They are succeeding in so doing, and are solvent citizens, amena able as such through the courts to the state and to individuals. Another party to be af fected by tiie proposed conference is avow edly expending its time, energy and money for the purpose of blockading the avenues of commerce, and is not legally constituted solvent citizens, and cannot be reached. In conclusion I desire to call your attention to the reply of the president of this company to the communication of Mr. Powderly, published since the date of your meeting, which fully sets forth, the position of this company, and which no words ot mine could render more explicit. Very respect fully, i Signed II. M. Hoxit. Vice President. 1GONS AND OTHEBS GIVE BONDS, St. Louis, Mo., April 17. Messrs. Mc Garry, Burdette and Chase, three strikers tried a few days ago for interfering with the Missouri Paehic railway, and obstructing trains, and acquitted, were indicted to-day for the same oitense. Martin Irons, A. C. Coughlan and George M. Jackson, for w hose arrest bench warrants were issued yes terday, voluntarily appeared before the crim inal court this morning and gave bonds in sums of $8ou each. STEIKEaS SENTENCED IN TKXAS. A dispatch from Dallas, Tex., says: "Judge Pardee passed sentence on the following persons convicted of offenses against the Texas k. Paciiic railway company: Charles Wilson, charged with displacing a switch for the purpose or derailing an engine, sen tenced to five months in the county jail: C. Bishop, for taking possession of a switch engine, found guilty and remanded to await sentence; P. Plane, taking possession of a switch and preventing its use, admitted to bail in the sum of l,Uod, and case con tinued: Richard Gordon, striking a switch man with a stone, three months' imprison ment in the county jail: Charles Barlow, in timidating laborers by striking one of them on the head with a stone, remanded for sen tence; Timothy S. Highnes, found gnilty of intimidation by using abusive language, held for sentence. FINANCIAL AID lOB THE ST&IKEKS. Chicago, III., April 17. In an interview published tins morning, George D. Hunter, foreman in the shops of the Chicago V- Wes tern Indiana railway company, and a Knight of Labor, says T0,oo0has been sent from Chicago to the Knights at St. Louis aud the southwest this week. He said that 3,000 per day had been sent to the btrikers, and that $10,0o0 more would shortly be sent from Chicago. THE T AKE SUOIiE MEN STRIKE. Chicago. III., April 17. At 7 o'clock this evening the switchmen employed in the yards of the Lake Shore railway throughout the city carried out their threat to strike if the company resused to discharge eight men who accepted work from the company during the strike of lol. The strikers number seventy-four men. A committee of them and their sympathizers was in session near tne yards when a messenger arrived from the gtnerai yardmaster with a com munication statins that he had been in structed to say that the company declined to acceede to the demands for the displace ment of the so-cailed 'scabs'' iu its employ here. Immediately the news of tne com pany's action w as spread, and ail the union switchmen quit work. With equal prompt ness advertisements were sent by Lake Shore oiticials to all the morning papers cailing for gfiy switchmen to apply to tiie company's oiiice for work. It inot known whether or not the stride is being done by the switchmen's union. The feature of tne strike is that, unlike the Missouri Paciiic strikers, the men who have gone out do not ciaiui to be any longer emjiujtS of tiie Lake Snore road. T hey ay they have gone cut for good. Ail disclaim I any intention of lntericnng m any way ! w ith the oik: ration of the roau. j T he strike on the third avenue street car S line m New York city seems to be a practi i cai failure. The company adverti-red for j men and succeeded ui obtaining boo. . J The trouble between W. B. Thorn fc Co., j hat manulhct-irers of Haverhill, hiuss., and the Kni-'hts of Labor, which has W-:ed a car and a La.i, has been settled. It is an nounced that the rirm has acce-rded to ail demands and w:.'l discharge i'-s non-union woriU-Ua and tae. back its old employes. About twent-hve l:ltIs ei:;ploe-i as pack ers in iiogt'm s Crti..y aLd C;u.ter factory ia West rLi-t-s City, cru.ek for au hjv?-j;cc of 5 per mohih, which ms refnd- The coh.paiiy adverii--3 Z jr new 't:.: ! gove.rt.ior t.-f N. x. L-. t-ued tie Li'! ll:r---;hg tWrivr- ';i'-ifs A ily s ,: A on fcii t L.-rs-ij tt.; a i-. Y. -hu hro--ii CONGRESSIONAL. BilSAIE. In the senate on April 12 Mr. Gibson was appointed to take the place of Mr. Jones, of Piorida. on the committee on commerce on account of Jones' continued absence. A little talk pertaining to tiie executive session was then indulged in, after which the Indian appropriation bill was taken up. After a recess of of ten minutes to witness the par ade of the veteran? of the District of Colum bia, the Indian appropriation bill was passed. In the senate on April 13 Piatt took The floor on his resoiutiou relating to open ex ecutive sessions and made a lengthy speech iu favor of h resoiutiou. The matter then Went over and the hsheries resolution de claring it to be the sense of the Senate that eomrrcss should not provide for anv "Joint commission to consider and settle the hsh- cries question, was taiien up and after de bate was agreed to o7 to 10. The inter- j state commerce bill was next taken up, but wituouL action uie senate uujouiueo.. In the senate on April 14th, the chair laid before the senate a letter from Senator Jackson, saping that he had accepted tiie judgeship of the Sixth Circuit. That his seat in the United Stales senate had there fore become vacant, and requesting the president pro tempore of the senate to so in form the executive of Tennessee. '1 he chair said that the information would be accordingly sent lo tiie governor of Tennes see. The chair also laid before the senate 'a memorial of the wool growers convention held at St. Louis, complaining of the prop osition to place wool ou the free list. The senate then took up the resolution regarding open executive sessions, and Mr. Butler spoke in favor of them. Mr. Riddieberger submitted for the pending resolution. Ou motion of lr. Blair, the senate took up the bill reported by liim from the committee ou pensions for the relief of soldiers of the late war, honorably discharged after six months' service, who are disabled and de pendent upon their own labor for support and dependent parents of soldiers who died in the service, or from disabilities con tracted therein. Mr Blair said the bill was substantially the same that had been passed by the senate at the last 6ession, but had failed in the house of representatives, and at 2 o'clock the matter went over for to-day and the iuter-state commerce bill was laid ',. fore the senate. After an executive ses sion the tenate adjourned. In the senate ou April 15th Mr. Logan, who was looked for to support the move ment for open executive sessions, preferred his own resolution. He said it provided broadly for open sessions on all matters of nomiudtion and ''cohlirmation. He said there was not now and never was any neces sity for secret sessions of the senate. After a brief consideration it went over, and on motion of Mr. Morgan the senate went into executive session. When the doors re opened the senate adjourned. In the senate on April 1J the first business wrs the consideration of the Indian depreda tions bill. Mr. Dolph made an extended speech on the measure and it was then re ferred io the committee on Indian atfairs. Mr. Call orfered the following resolutions which were referred, lifsutvetl, That R. A. Penell, a democrat, heretofore employed as a skill rd laborer on the senate roll of em ployes, who was discharged yesterday by the sergeant-at arms without cause, except to make a place for a republiJan. be rein stated on the roll of senate employes. AV sulcedf T hat the republican majority of the senate will allow the democratic minority the same number of employes, with the same proportion of sajaries as were allowed by the damocratic majority to the republi can minority in lsi. The inter-state com merce bill was then taken up, and Mr. Cam den addressed the senate, but no action was taken. A resolutipn of Mr. Beck was agreed to, calling on the secretary of war to trans mit to the -etiate the olhcial report of Lieu tenant H. T. Alien, of the Second cavalry, of his explorations of certain rivers in Alaska. After an executive session tiie senate ad journed. In the house on April 12 Mr. Morrison in troduced a bill to reduce tariif, taxes, and modify the law relating to tiie collection of revenue. Referred. Mr. O'N'eil, asked to have printed in the Record a protest of em ployers representing 4,7uO workingmen in all states of the union against a reduction of the triif. Mr. Morrison, from the commit tee on rules, reported a resolution for the appointment of a select committee of seven members to be appointed by tiie speaker to investigate the causes and extent of the dis turbed condition now existing between rail road corporations engaged iu inter-state commerce, and their employes in tiie states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas. The committee shall have power to send for persons and papers, lo sit during the sessions of the house, and visit such places in those states as may be necessary iu order to facilitate the investigation. It shall report during the present session, with such recommendations as it may deem proper to make. Adopted without division. Morrison stated that the biil which had re cently passed the house, known as .the arbi tration biil, was inadequate in its provis ions. The object of the pending resolution was to enable congress to learn the facts of the case, so that it might be perfect in its legislation. After a long uiscussiou the res olution was adopted. Bills were introduced authorizing tiie granting of pensions to the parents of deceased soldiers on proof that they are without means of support other than their own manual labor: One by Mr. Anderson, of Kansas, for tiie classification of the public lands and a revisfon of the laws relating to the publio lands: one re quiring national museums and institutions to be kept open on fcunday. Ihe District of Columbia biil was parsed and the house adjourned. In the house on April 1.1 nothing was done except to consider the Ohio contest election case of Hurd vs. Romis. No vote was reached. In the house on April 14, Morrison, of Illi nois, from the committee on rules, reported a resolution granting leave to the committee on public land at any time during the present session of the morning hour to cail up for consideration bills reported from that com mittee for the forfeiture of land grants to railroads and other corporations, to prevent speculation in public lands and for the reservation of public lands for tiie benefit of actual bana tide settlers; the same not to in fere with their prior special orders, or with the revenue and appropriations bills. Adopt ed. The house then resumed the considera tion of the Hurd-Rcmis contested election case. Speeches were made by Ply, Hopkins, Green, Pettibon and others, after which Hurd spoke iu his own behalf. Romis was given the seat. The agricultural appropria tion biil was then passed, and the river and harbor biil taken up, but tiie house soon ad journed. In th house on April irth Mr. Singleton reported the senate biil accepting from Julia D. Grant, and William H. Yanderbiit certain objects of art presented by the f or eigd governments to the late U. S. Grant. Mr. Caidweii reported with au amendment the senate bill to fix a day fur the meeting of electors of president and vice presidents, and to regulate tiie outline of votes. Tucker, of Virginia, submitted an adverse report on the memorial of Jonn McC. Perkins for tne impeachment of Thomas Nelson: United Slates district judge for tiie state of massachusetts. Mr. iiih, of Ohio, reported a bHi for the o.rL.'aniz:aion of the territory of Oklahoma. Mr. Richardson, of Tennessee, reported a resolution authorising an investigation of the booas tnd accounts and system of tiie Pacinc railroads. Mr. Cobb, of Indiana, reported a bid repealing the pre-emprum timber culture and desert land law. When tiie morning Lour expired Ihe house went ihto a committee of the whole, Mr. elbourn, of Texas, iu the chair, on the river and harbor appropriation bid, ad general deoato on trie. Did being limited to two hours and a half. T he biil was re iid by sections ior amendments and some litiie progress va made before the committee rose and the hou.-e adjourned. In the hou-e on April hi, Mr. Wort Lin eton called up for consideration the senate bui to prowde lor the ascertain me ut of tne market value of Certiun property in t:.e city of Chi cago, and authorizes ihe secretary of the treasury to tr:l and convey said property to the C! cago A' Oreat Nori-Lwe-tetn raiwuy company. A Her agreeing to Several auieiid , merits ou motion tj.c Lou-e ti ;:.-! to a iur- ther e.jAieii. iieLt, pros :.: .l.; tu-t, m.-Uiihg in S ths act ti::i i be construed to direct the oretary l- tre ry to inakw a s ; . . j ttn- i dJ-elll t : : f.. passed for the establishment of two addi tional land districts iu Nebraska. Mr. Ciemntes, of Georgia, frota the committee on foreign an airs, reported back the Dmgly resolution, calling ou the president for rny information in his possesaion relative to the exclusion of American lishihg vessels from the right to enter ports of tne Domin ion of Canada. Also requesting the presi dent to inform the the house wnat steps had been takeu to bring such unwarrat-t.-ible and unfriendly acts of the dominion authorities to the attention of tiie British government. The resolution was adopted. Mr. iiiis of New York, made an attempt to proceed witn the consideration of the river and harbor appropriation, bill, but gracefully yielded to an adverse vote, and tiie speaker proceeded to call the commiitee for rejortd of a pri vate nature. At the conclusion of the call the Louse went into a eoiuinitlee of the whole, Mr. Hatch, of Missouri, in the chair, on the private calendar. After considerable ! several pension bills the house adjourned. In the house on April 17th, Mr. Forney, of Alabama, on behalf of the committee on ap propriations, called up the bill appropriat ing luo,WO for the relief of sufferers, by the oveiiiow of rivers. Mr. Porney described tiie surf rings and th destitute condition of the thousai!jof people who had been ren dered homeless by the hoods in Alabama, and dwelt upon the necessity of congres sional action. Mr. iiiscock, of Aew j oi k. aud Mr. Nelson, of Minnesota, urged the propriety of au amendment, making an ap propriation for the relief of thw feutterers from the late cyclone in Minnesota. Pend ing discussion the house adjourned. TKOG'S AIlKKSis. Aiblress relivtred by President strong at the annual meeting of tiie &Lutal ltl)i I'eetopH. 'IHE AbbaSa. The history f the Atchison, lopka & Santa Pe railroad company has beei one of remarkable development and prwgrb-ia. ' It has seemed to partake of the Kansas spirit of enterprise, a spirit which is not daunted by any obstacle, nor discouraged by any dif ficulty. It has received from tne "people of the state generous treatment, and it has res ponded to that treatment by a faithful ob servance of its duties and obligations. The career of this company demonstrates that it is sound policy to consider the interests of the public as equal with, if not paramount to the interests of the stockholders, and that meeting the fair and reasonable ac ments of the former, tends to the ultimate beneht of the latter. And here I desire to add, that in my judgment, that after several years observation and experience of its workings, the commissioner system, when not exercised for mere political purposes, is a wise and beneficial one, both for the peo ple andfor the railroads. When, as in Kansas, able and honorable men are selected who make railway matters a constant study, both the state and the rail roads KLCEIV THE ii LN iLFI T OF T1IK1B LABOLS, p.nd both learn, by being brought into proper relations, that there is no necessary ant.igonism between them. Of the operations of the company during the past year, the printed report which is now before you furnishes the usual informa tion. I will therefore only refer, and that briefly, to the completion of the California Southern road from Barstow, on the Mojave division of the Atlantic Pacific railroad, to Sau Diego, ou the Pacific coast, as the con- , summation of the agreements which were entered into January oist, 1 ---J, to construct aud operate under the A. A: P. charter au in dependent railroad lino from Albuquerque by the most practicable route to the Pacific coast. The Atchison company has thus kept faith from first to last with those who originally invested their money in tiie A. 6i P subscriptions on the strength of its promises. 1 have the same faith in tiie ultimate success of this through line that I have heretofore exxjreSsed. As to the California Southern, it was only opened for business its entire length about the first of December, but for that month, on a mileage of 276 miles, which includes half mileage of the road between Col ton and Los Angelos, over which the California Southern lias equal rights for business with the South ern Pacific, the gross earnings were :i;i,000 against $ lO.OK), Hip largest amount ever previously earned in any one month on a mileage of 1JO miles. Of the plaus and purposes of the company for the future you are advised, aud yet it may not be improper to refer to some of them. On the Uth of January last a circular was issued to the stockholders (No. 67; for subscriptions to the Chicago, Kansas t estern railroad company for building about 40 miles of railway iu Kansas, to be auxiliary to the existing liues in this state. These new lines were projected to meet tiie demands of traiiic in various portions of tiie state, and were based upon, as stated in the circular, "the rapid growth of the state of Kansas during the last two years." . The subscriptions were promptly made, tiie work is already in progress, and within the next twelve months much territory that has here tofore been without adequate railroad facili ties wiil receive them; the present hues will be strengthened and improved, and I trust that both the public and the company will feel the beneficial eUecte of th directord action in this respect. A KANSAS IN S TIT C TION. We are peculiarly and emphatically a Kaunas institution. Our prosperity depends vry largely upon the prosperity of the state, and all that contributes to that end will ad vance the interests of this company. It has beeu an axiom with the company from the first that it shouid increase its nmiloage in Kansas as fast as the development of the country would warrant. But I am sure the people of this state would not be satisfied to nave the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Pe rail road a mere local line. It was projected ou a different plan, and however astonishing its growth aud progress may seem, it has only worked out the destiny designed for it by its founders. They were Kansas men, and if you will look at the charter granted in lro'J while Kansas was yet a territory, yoa will see that they had large views of commerce and trade. It provided not only for a line iu the direction of Santa Fe," but for one "in the direction of the Gulf of Mexico," not only the west but the fcouth; not only tne Paciiic ocean, BUT THE OULK O" MXIOO were the objective points to which the pie neer railway builders looked. One of them, C. K. Hoiliday, tne first president of the company, and who has bea a director for twenty-seven years consecutively, is still with us; and I am confident that no one feit more satisfied than he when it, was de cided that the Southern Kansas com pany, controlled by the Atcnison com pany, would build into the Indian territory to meet the Gulf, Colorado A; Santa l?e rail way, thereby forming a thorough hue to the Gulf of Mexico at Uaive&ton. The connec tion will, i expect, be made iu atout twelve months; and the Atchison, Topeka fc Santa le company will then be enabled to ex change business witn another system extend ing through and over one thousand imlea of a valuable and fertile territory. I regard this as tne beginning of stiU brighter days for the Atchison company and as an asour fihee to it for aiong and prosperous carter. The advantages of this connection to Kan sas can hardjy be estimated. It wiil place this FTATK ON AN fcUAL FOOTiai9 with California in th possession of a direct line to a seapoi t.witn tne same advantages of a water competition on business to and from the Atlantic coast. It wiil guarantee to the state and toe company independent of cum bint.tions of rival laies to cioe the doors of trade against us, or to cripple or embarrass our business. It wiil carry th products of tne stale, ana other trance, to the open sea and make our road a more important factor than ever in the rapid and continuous inter cinaige of commodities, which, iu these da s, ia tiie first demand. It is another su p in t.i6 march of events which is ueauned to make Kansas one of tiie greatest states in union- in this connection I cannot refrain from quoting the clear y.nd expressive lan guage of Chef Justice iiorton, Of this state, ia Lis recent able opmioo. iu the 1 h-tcher case: Railroads, an ad know, are thing of growth. They enlarge with the development of the country; and railroading in a business wherein progress is &oso:u'c;y uvco-mry. A railroad annot stand sti.i; it must either gwt or gie up business: it Luu.-t make new con.bihiitiGLs, open new territory, and se cure He trtuic or iomj i.s butme.-.s and re duce its revenue. ; I Bf.u:i be expected U)t y t.j ih'ju to tiie rupture of t-a t A a-xrUhuii and the Wirr t f We 1 , th-e Ir :. -a re-.l This association, wLiJu it composed of a; I th- r: hi road i wnose rottds wiiu..y, or in wirr. iJP. various through Lm-s Let AtJi" souri river and tiie l;,-;; S" Pach member, reftrdhi-s of h ; of mileage or bu.-.tness, bad a viAlt discussions ana an equal vote u tions. Previous to December last yL ;i , our o- pany naa, as ou Know . no u v i -" . . ! the Pacific coa-t excel : over t.ie Pi - f,f -.1 Southern Paemc road. '1 um c.o.. :iuv i. i long held a monopoly of the Cciiifo: 'ma 'Lui Less, and looked upon us as Hcs:-ss-is u '- .a their property, who hud i10 busu. And be-idt-s tiie matter oi ti t-in ' f.f ti .-..,.... i . . . ' " ir hv an iiciifc m.ciuiittLHea With w V Is IS' u- i snorter than if interchanged w itn eu ercr " e connections outside of California, and t' earnings upon it correspondim-iv h-Vs it expressing it mildly to sv t.Ha i --'V--u circumstances the Southern Pae.no d not KNCOUUAOK UUhlNLsS OVKU ;L'it Li.N . It is not too much to fc:iy thnt y. t) imd to work under tne greatest dh.adva.i;,ge to every dollar we earned against tho mot ex asperating competition. Our proportion in tue pool for ad Cni.for nia. traiiic, as Settled by the last m Mtrnuois was about tweny-ti i;er cent pr- poi iwu entirely unsatisfactory to us, -.nd winch wu exceeded by our actual LuMiirn., m r-pite of all disadvantages under w hioh it was con ducted. Having completed tne Cal.'orniA Southern road, whicn gave us a un tct and independent line to tiie Pacific const and through the heart of Southern Caniom'a, we gave in December last nouce of our with drawal from the association. At an adjourned meeting held in New York in Pebruary, it was proposed to conti uueihe association, aud an attempt was made to re adjust tiie uereentages. T his taihsd, and whi followed by a meet.ng of the presidents and general managers at the Rame place, and Willi the same result of failure to Hree. At tiiese meetings it was urged to continue the old aosociation witn ail its old member, its antagonistic interests and complications with a in vision bused upon previous earn ing. We could not assent to this, because tho propped basis was un,ustto us niusniuca as, until Dec ember l, we had no hue ot our own into Cahiorniin ui.! nUr business w t. carried on under the ILSADVAMAdl3 itldiii: ALLLDlCli to, being done over a competing line. The division was therefore propostd to be based on a state of things which had cea-ed to ex ist; and the proposition ignored entirely our new and independent line and the increased facilities which it secured to u.s tor obtain ing and handling business. We proposed that the business of southern Hud northern California, should be separated. There are but two roads in southern California, the Southern Pacific and the Atlantic lx. Pacific (the California Southern being considered as a part of tiie same interest as the hitter) and the business of this district should be pooled betweeu these two interests, their re spective proportions to be divided witn their eastern connections. It is a fact that there are in southern Cali fornia only the two roads named. If tne Central Pacific is to be considered separ ate interest from the Southern Pacific then it is in southern California oniy by its con nection with the latter, that is, it is there only as are any of its eastern connections, immediate or remote. The Southern Pacific road by virtue of its Central Paciiic division is shorter than our line between tiie east and northern Califor nia. Our line is much the shortest between tiie east and southern California. Hence the interest of the two companies, CHANTING L-UAL KACILITILS TO LACU, is quite different in the two sections, and to simplify the division and do justice to both parlies the two sections should be consider ed separately and a sepaiate pool m ide for each section. It has been said that We refused to accept arbitration, but that statement is not cor rect. A fact is not a subject for arbitration. and it is a fact tuat there are oniy t-vo in terests in Southern California, liow and in what proportion tiie business should be di vided between tiie roads is a matter of judgment and a proper subject for nrbitra- tion, and this we, lmve frequently oilered to submit to arbitration and abide by the re sult. it may be well to say one word more. The disruption of tiie association was no fit rea son nor justification for the cutting of rates and sacrifice of earnings which was inaugu rated immediately and with sue reckiess haste. I AM GLAD TO SAY TO 0U that for this action and the lOi-S of revenue which has followed it we are not responsible. We did not begin it, nor did we follow it rrcmi ily, and w hn we did it with reluctance end becau-e we toiuid that we shouid otherwise lose all our through business. We then decided it was our best course to demonstrate our p.biiity to secure as much or more of tiie Cdiiornia traiiic as we had churned lor our luir pro portion. 2vo one regrets more than I do a warfare in rates und the reduction in revenue which is sure to follow. ! ho contest has eontinutid now almost two mouths certaiihy lug enough to prove that peace is preferable as it may be, costly as a war always is, peace can be bought at too great a sacrifice. V e are looking for an early settlement of the trouble and upon a basis which involves concessions by all parties. i bespeak for the board of directors the same hearty confidence which they hnve re ceived in the past, 1 venture to promise m their behalf that they will to tne be-t of their ability manage your ttffairi nundful aiways of tne great respohsibiiiln: with which they are clothed. ANNUAL Mini.Mi OfTHi: SAM'A FU IIitliCTOi;S. Election of Oflicers AY. IJ. Strong ula Chosen lreoideut. The most important meeting of thu stock holders of the Atchison, Topeka ii S.mta i e railroad that has occurred for many ye'ira was held in lopeku, at which tne following officers and directors for tne yeara lt-.0f7 were unanimously elected Ly a vote of 40,till shares, out oi a total of bJJ.ll shares. oryictiiS. President W. B. Strong. Pirst vice president C. V. PmUh. Second vice president and chief engineer A. A. Kobinson. Secretary and treasurer K. Wilder. Assistant secretary and treasurer- r G. I Goodwiu. iieiieral solicitor G.ure II. Pecit. General counselor G. V . McCrary. Comptroller aud general aud.lur -J. P. Whitehead. Auditor H. C. Cle meats. T ransler egrnt A. A ' ;-ier. Clerk of board C. A. Lins. LILLCToKS. W. B. Strong, George O. Shattuek, A!Je.u Spear,- W. P. Wharton, L T. hs:rr. P. ii. Cheney, C. K. Codman, A. W. .;,keroa and W arren Sawyer, of .boston, M-h.-.; C. K. Poiiiday and (eorH Seaiey, of ioi.ka; P. B. Purceil, of Manhattan and P.. cve-ry, of Heading Kan. T he re-ejection of President W. 13. Sirn;: is cerUiinly fcub.-tahrid ev.deh'-e i t t: gentlemen's great aon ;"-;t-s. Da:g t:. time he has held that o.i.d tiie .ii.ia ia rail way Las become one ot lie gi t L.-;t s s tehis m t:.e worid. w ine:, to a gr-it extent is due to ilr. Siroii-f's energy au J eysteia atic maimer of Landhng Uo det-u. of L: 0ii.ee. Near Pittsburg, Pa., w! were being made at the iron .!ri.niick A Co., in cr-.i mould containing over a : of rnoiton ru-t-i, sudden. y ing the metal in every c fiity or sixty persons, v ment, were ad more or it are suspected to bo da:--' The named h.tve not yet be accident AS supposed to ha of tne sand in me n.u.. ;".r- r .e-J. When tur steam pi moui I cumpre ed. ex ; iod--d. Lenng bar of ntvU v, no turm; i tth.y vveie d.nigtrous.y t ai:; Have L'-'- l Tonai 6o Inula j-h-a.-.e-1 vr; ; a : f:-f.:-i l-i-M.i.nl Mho hr.l 1-t,--. :..-.r i Lh 1 it (.-.- : J. V.'. S:-1:L. M.'i., V t or A. -t c-?; i 1 crr:.:-o or uocrc; as i a i ..C OXt-C: