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MORE WORK FOR THE LOBBY Reilly's Report Indorsing the New Railroad Bill HUNTINGTON ON THE GROUND California Representatives Find Many Flaws in the Measure Why the Southern Pacific Company Is so Persistent in Its Flghl-No Action Is Likely this Session Chicago, Feb. 2.'!.—A Times special from Washington says: The action of the House commitU'e on Pacific roaits in agreeing to a new hill does not by any means indicate I hat in the coming crowded week an additional two days will be dQVOtcd to this subject, upon which the sense of the House has already been so well tested. Chairman Reilly himself, although anxious for some legislative ac tion at this session, ami willing to make any reasonable compromise, does not be lieve that there is any prospect for the further discussion of the matter in the time. If the time sJiould 1m- allowed there is no hope for the passage of legisla tion of this kind through the Senate, where there are enough opponents to any Pacitic railroad legislation to filibuster until the end of the session. It is true fiat the amended Reilly bill, as proposed by the committee at its meeting yester day, is much more favorable to the Gov ernment than any proposition yet de vised. It would pay into the treasury im mediately the full amount of the princi pal of the Pacific Railroad Government bonds, and would give security for the payment of interest at the end of fifty years. It lias the Support of Mr. Hoatner, who lead the opposition to the Reilly bill. It will, however be vigorously op posed by the California members, who, probably, more than any other members of Congress, have this Pacifies Railroad most at heart. Representativo Maguire of California said that his fhief objection to the bill was that it was merely a scheme to post|K>ne action on the part of the Gov ernment against the Pae \Jic railroads for one year. JJ "I do not believe tint the roads have any Intention of agreeing to the provi sions of the Reilly bill, but they are only willing that it should be passed in order to enjoy the benefits arising from that section of the bill which gives them a year for the consideration of the proposi tion. At the end of this year's time they have only to say that they have conducted Hyt to accept the provisions of the new act, when the situation lapses b'auk to what it is today." Representative Caminett.i of California advances another serious objection to the passage of the new bill at this time. He said: " Ihinng, the pendency of the. Govern uicn.Vs ejlaim against the Leland Stanford .'state* it. would not lie proper for Congress to jostlpone for a year all Government ac tion irr tibifl matter. The claim against the Sta ul ord estate needs to be prosecuted at once . if it is to be available or worthy of consideration at all. For the Govern ment to- say that it shall remain unset tled for if* year, will not only be a gross injustice to the tied-up estate, but also will serifl <usly injure the Government "s claim agaj n.*l it under the California law. I believe that this effort to obtain the second cotnsideration of the question in the House, when it is known that there is no hope lof legislation in the Senate on the subject, is merely an effort to pet remission of the iirst positive and over- Whelming judgment Congress ever en tered against those gigantic frauds." Chairman Reilly said he had made a formal request of the committee on rules for a day n< xt week, but he feared that unless it could he shown , that it is the sense of the House upon the subject this requestwoulri'. be refused. C. P. Hunting ton, the PacLtic ftailroad magnate, who has for four days been in the city, is quoted as having expressed his sentiments us fol lows : "I am not here to propose any pnrticu lar bill. I have become so sick of trying to show Congress the best way out of the difficulty, that I have now concluded to let Congress settle the bill itself. lam only here to urge that you do something. This thing has been neglected now far too long. It gets worse every year. Tbe longer you delay the worse muddle the thing will be in. You must do something, and that at once. There is no time better than at the close of the short session, for then all useless bugaboo debate is cut off and the thing is done in a businesslike manner. That is what I want, a businesslike man ner. '' THE COMMITTEE'S REPORT What Mr, Reilly and the Other lembers Say About the Railroads Washington, Feb. 28* — Chairman Reilly today reported to the tbe bill recently agreed to by the committee regarding the Pacific Railroad debt. The report says that since the action of the House recommending the original bill, the committee has given the ■übject still further consideration. While a majority of the committee are still of the opinion that the original measure re ported was perhaps the best solmion looking to an adjustment of the affairs of the Government with the Pacific railways that could he attempted, the action of the House and the apparent necessity that some action should he taken by Congress at this session have given rise to other propositions, of settlement, which the committee have carefully considered. Representatives of the various companies have appeared before the committee since the action of the House and and expressed their anxiety to have some legislation enacted looking to the adjustment of this indebtedness to tbe United States. The proposition that the companies settle their indebted ness by payment of the principal sum .of the subsidy bonis seemed, the report says, to meet with some favor generally, but the eotuniittve has not seen proper to assume the responsibility of favorably rec ommending an adjustment upon any such t'Tms. which involved the remission of Kiic-hali or more of the fiovcrnincut's claim. From statements made by repre sentatives of the various companies and f-mii tic investigation made by the com- I l '-.* 1 it is believed the provisions of the p: ' lent bill can bo and will be carried out by t!iv com panics, and if so, in view of the fact thai it will save the treasury from '"■mi : MMKpeUed to pay out the large sums miifcsaary to liacnarge the subsidy bonds at maturity, and that the payment of the balance of the Government's claim under the terms of this bill is insured, and con sidering the great interests involved in these properties by United States citizens and others in foreign countries, ami the importance ami necessity of attempting to secure sonic plan of adjustment the committee report to be agreed upon for the consideration of the House. The committee points out the necessity in any plan of adjustment of making provision in some way for the first morlgagf debt and says that unless some provision is made for the settlement of the first mortgage debt and first mort gage bonds, the claims of the United States would be pluced in great jeopardy, as in the event of default in payment foreclosure proceedings may be instituted. In the adjustment of the committee the new bill absolutely secures every dollar to the Government against the companies, yet. tho feature of the present bill that commends itself is that the treasury will be relieved from the necessity of paying out the large sums necessary to discharge the subsidy bonds at maturity. Representative Hoatner submitted a minority rcjiort, heartily concurring in the recommendation of the committee that the bill reported be passed, but say ing that he does not concur in the view expressed by the majority that the re committed bill was more advantageous to the Government than the one now re ported. TROUBLES OF THE PLANTERS Cotton Crowers in the South Said to Be in Bad Shape Washington, Feb. 23. — During the Fifty second Congress the Senate committee on agriculture and forestry was authorized by the Senate to make an inquiry upon the existing depression in farm products, and Senators George, Hates and Proctor were selected as a sub-committee to bike in hand the portion of the Inquiry concern ing the depressed price of cotton, anil the testimony taken was today reported to flic Senate by (ieorge. To ascertain the financial condition of producers of cotton, the committee addressed a circular con taining Inquiries to a large number of farmers and merchants in each of the cot ton states. The report was demonstrated that with the prioen prevailing in the years 1891 --82-93, In nearly every part of the cotton producing region, the cost of production equaled, if It did not exceed, the value of the cotton raised, and that applied even to the small farmers, who raised their cotton by their own labor, and the condi tions have grown worse Instead of better since. The committee concluded that while there is do destitution, there is lit tle at ucmulation, and enterprise fails under the present adverse conditions to make that steady ami sure progress to Which until now the people have been accustomed. The result has been to pro duce wide-spread discontent among cotton producers, anil a disposition to discredit their ofttinie conservative methods and to Induce a too ready acceptance of plausi ble theories fur reftef. While the committee concedes that the obvious, apparent and proximate cause of these low prices is over production the report goes into the matter exten sively to prove thar there has been in the case of cotton at least no real overproduc tion, but that there has been an increas ing demand equaling the increasing supply. Alter briefly discussing what tne com mittee deems the depressed effect of a high tariff policy upon the production of cotton, the matter of "futures" is taken Up and ' gambling" inpriccs unreservedly condemned as contributing to low prices. The committee, In arguing the right of the Federal Government to legislate on the subject, declares the business of deal ing in futures in cotton can only be trans acted in two the exchanges of'Xuw York and New Orleans, and that the latter is merely an annex to the former. The committee concludes that tiie deal ing of thcso|exchanges interferes with in terstate commerce, and the po/Wer of Con gress should be exercised to abolish them. In this view it declares it is the manifest the whole country that all ar rangements, customs of trade which arti ficially depress the price of cotton should be abolished. It was declared in conclusion that deal ings in futures generally rlepaess the price to a considerable extent, and that Con gress not only has the power to aboliseh them, but it is in duty bound to do so. < >11I1Ili1li 1 f of the report is devoted to what, to quote tbe language of the report, "we now consider that the cause for the low price of cotton which we deem the most potent is the domonetlizution of silver." It is declared that proaluction is suffer ing from S3;tamely low prices, the result of the appreciation of gold. The committe says that as there appeals "no immediate pvospoet for the great remedy needed to raise the price of cotton or the remonetization of silver." they feel "called upon to suggest certain pal liatives which could be adopted." | One of (these is the repeal of the duty on cotton manufacturiiug machinery, bat they also consider it impossible to secure this relief, and fall back on the suggestion to tbe cotton raisers to keep their money at home by raising their own supplies and diversifying their crops, and invest the money now spent for these in erecting cotton factories, and other factories which they say can be made successful in the cotton states. MORGAN'S SCHEME The Senate Committee Wants to Do Some Junketing Work Washington. Feb. L'.'t. —Senator Morgan has introduced a resolution authorizing the .Senate Committee on Pacific roads to sit during the coining recess for the pur pose of continuing its investigations into the relations of these roads to the Govern ment. The committee is authorized by resolution to make a personal examina tion of tile road and other properties of the bond-aided Pacific railroad com panies and their branches, and the country through which they puss or which is immediately contributory to their income, with a view of ascertaining the present status anil ability to pay the indebtedness to the United states.' and how that indebtedness can be adjusted and paid. WINDFALL FOR A WOMAN An Illinois Luily to Come Into a Cool niuios Bclvidere, 111., Feb. Mrs. John Mimii, who lives south of here, ha I just fallen bell to *i,iku.oUo by the death of an uncle in Africa. When only It! vcars old the uncle, William McKay, fan away from Scotland and located in the gold li'dds of Africa. His parent! died and everybody lost track of the boy. He died some time ago. leaving an estate of 4>I~>.IMJO,4HJCI. There are sixteen heirs living In Min nesota, Michigan and Illinois,' among whom tbe estate will be divided. The Captain Howgate Jury Washington, Feb. gg.—The Hnwgnte jury reported to Judge MeComas that ap parently they were hopclcsslv divided I lie judge instructed them to endeavor to reach a verdict, and will probably not dis charge the jury until at least Monday. A Break In Hardware W. ('. Furrcy & Co., whose mammoth hardware estahlishniflit occupies a laruc store at IM, Kit, JJS, LfJS North Bating street, not only carry an immense and well assorted stock of all poods in their line, but they are selling at prices, in large or small quantities, that are wortby the attention id all buyers. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder World's Fair Highest Medal and Diploma. liOS AXGEEES HERALD: STJXDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 24, 1895. THEY MAY MAKE BIG CUTS Los Angeles Legislators Having Trouble "With the Bill THE SCALE IS INCOMPLETE Tardiness of County Officers is Complicating Affairs Governor Budd Is 111 and Difficult to See. The Executive is Overwhelmed m With Work. Sacramento, Feb. 23. — Los Angeles del egation was not able to do much today, as the lists of employees at the courthouse and their salaries have not yet been re ceived. If they do not arrive by tomor row, the delegation will have to act arbi trarily and fix salaries as seems best, which will probably make some big cuts. Major Donnell lias been very busy with the committee on county government, discussing county government act all day. lie says the situation is very complicated, l egally under decisions of the Supreme Court, all deputies should be paid by chiefs of departments out of their sala ries, of course that is not practicable and the difficulty of overcoming the constitu tional objection is very great. In two of fices, however, the decision has been reached in the County Assessor's office. 'The Assessor will be allowed his legal salary and percentage for collecting all personal and poll taxes and must run his office on that. This will make it neces sary for only half the usual number.of deputies to be employed; as not over |17, --000 will he available to pay Assessor and deputies and other expenses in the County liv Collector's office, he is to be allowed his salary and ten per cent for collecting licenses and must pay himself [and depu ties out of that. County Clerk's office and Recorder's will probably lie arranged on the same basis, Mini also Sheriff, but much difficulty to know how to adjust Auditor's and Treas urer's offices. The District Attorney is allowed to ap point special attorneys, and by making all of his deputies specials he can arrange their salaries. Budd is suffering from rheumatism and although the matter has been kept very quiet he has been quite ill and for days has not been able to come to the Capitol, it is very difficult to see htm when he is there and he is overwhelmed with work and cannot give attention to different matters he would like to. He is reluctantly obliged to see us few visitors as possible; an he has imperative orders from his phy sicians to take more care of himself than lie has been doing. THE ICARIANS An lowa Community Will Divide Their Property Corning, lowa, Fen. 38.—The mem bers of the Icarian community, three miles cast of this city, have agreed to a division of their property and a dissolu tion of their society, and steps are now being taken to that end. The interest of heirs of the deceased and other legal in tricacies have rendered it advisable to ap point a receiver and put the matter into the hands of the court. This community is socialistic in the extreme. Its founder was JO. Cabet, and its inception dated back to a period just previous to the French revolution, when sixty-nine So cialists embarked from Havre and located near Ucd River. Internal troubles dis couraged the band and they removed to Xew Orleans. As soon as Cabet learned Of this change of base, he sailed for New Orleans and resumed personal supervision, of the colony. Under his leadership they migrated to Nauvoo, 111. Here the Iberi ans were successful for a time. Dissensions arose, and during 1856 Cabet and 170 Jad herentS left the remainder and went to St. Louis, where the founder of Ifaria died hte same year. Meantime the other faction had settled in Adams county, lowa, and were incorporated under tl'te laws of the state as Icaria. They have re sided here ever since. Another rupture occurred in 1870, when the property was equally divided. The remaining members have since continued in the original manner of living. Was Probably Hurdcred Pt. Louis, Feb* 28* —Development*, in connection With the iiiuling of a body of a man on the Louisville and Nashville railroad track at Ashley, lib, revealed that he is John K. Manning of Quiricy, 111., formerly of St. Lottift, and that he was probably murdered for purposes of rob bery, .v close examination of the iin juries wliich caused the man's death show that all were not Inflicted by a train. His throat was out from ear to ear, and the appnarunce of this wound indicates that ii was inflicted by a knife or a razor rather than the flange of v wheel. In au dition a hole, having the appearance of having been inflicted by a bullet, was found in the head of the corpse. Rob bery is supposed to have been the motive for the murder, as Manning had at least $160 in his possesion when murdered. A Utah Election Contest Salt Lake, Utah, Feb* 28.—The Terri torial Supreme four; today handed down the decision in the San Pete county elec tion case of J. D. Page against the Vtah Commissioners. The conclusion was that the court properly found that there were, no irregularities affecting the plaintiff's election appearing on the face of the re turns, and that the lower court properly awarded the peremptory writ against the defendants commanding them to certify to the plaintiff's election. A Policy Game Raided Chicago, Feb. 23.—During a raid on a policy shot' at I'JT Jlalstead street last night, Maggie slack leaned through one o! tin- windows of the third story. Patrol man Deilenka, who led the raid seised the woman by the ankle and held her sus pended head downward until another man aided him. Miss Slack was tine of the four women among the nineteen in mates of the place. Work Stopped on Five Buildings New York, Fen. 23.—Work was stopped on live new building! this afternoon by walking delegates in aid of the strike of tin; electrical workers. This takes out P2OO additional mechanics and brings the total number no far Involved in the strike up to 4000. The Master Builders' Associ ation has Indorsed the action of the elec trical contractors and decided to employ non-union men on Monday. A Business Block Burned Prescott, Ark., Feb. 23.— Entire block in business section was destroyed by tire originating in Picayune office about 4 this morning. JCha entire plant of Picayune, including subscription book, was lost. Total 10.-s will reach $4",,000; less than $(1000 insurance. To Succeed the Famous Begble Victoria, B. C, Feb. 23..- Political cir cles arc excited over the appointment of Premier Theodore Davie as Chief justice of the* Supreme Court of British Columbia an successor to the late Chief Justice Si?. Matthew Begbie, necessitating the selcu* tion by the Lieutenant-Governor of a new Premier to form a ministry. A prom inent candidate is W. I). Higgins. serving his third termjis Speaker of the Legis lature, lie was formerly proprietor of the British Columbia Colonist. All of the members of the Davie Cabinet are said to be unwilling to undertake the formation of a ministry, and the most prominent man in the House, besides Higgins, is R. I. Rlthet, whose business interests would be sacrinesd by accepting the Premier ship. - ROBBED OF HIS ROBES A Bishop in Illinois a Victim oi Sneak Thieves Chicago, Feb. 23.—Bishop 11. (J, Hale of Cairo was the victim of bold sneakthieves last night, and by their work is minus three robes valued at $100 and jewelry worth HBO. The thieves carried off the Bishop's valise while he was purchasing a ticket at the railway station. The thief and satchel had disappeared and the Bishop was almost overcome by his misfortune. He was not dis couraged, however. "I will pray for the recovery of my property," h*' said to a skeptical policeman, anil closing his eyes reverently, the Bishop prayed. An answer came quickly. A brakeman who had heard of the robbery remembered that a man carrying a big satchel had just left the station on Pacific avenue. He started in pursuit and overhauled the thief at Van Buren and Clark strets. NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS Reunion of the Famous Sixth New York Volunteers Xew York. Feb. 23. —At the quarterly meeting and reunion of the Sixth Regi ment, Neiv York Volunteers, known as "Wilson's Zouaves," held in this city last night, Henry Chapman, Jr., now an old man, happened by accident to drop into the meeting to discover comrades whom he had not seen for thirty-live years. He was a lifer in one of the companies of the regiment and was Loaf sight of on neit her !i, 1803, when he was taken prisoner at Santa Rosa Island. He was a prisoner eight months and at the close of the war joined the regular army and served five years. He had been given up as dead. THE LEAGUE OF WHEELMEN The Next Annual Meeting to Be Held in Asbury Park Asbury Tark, N. V., Feb. 23.—1f the racing board will sanction it, the next annual meet of the L. A. W. will be held here from July Bth to 17th. This was de cided upon last night at a meeting of the committee appointed by the National As sembly. The. third week in July is the second choice. A committee of three was appointed to wait upon Chairman Gideon of the racing board and get his views on the question. There will be four days' racing, when the national and state championships will be decided. The test of the time will be devoted to entertain ment. To Discipline Davis Oakland, Feb. 23.—ReV. J. V. Coombs of Connorsvllle, Ind., a minister of the Christian church and an accredited evan gelist, has written to some of his co-relig ionists at Oakland, asking for further de tails concerning the Associated Press stories of the sensational pulpit methods employed by Itev. Edward Davis, who waltzed in his pulpit, gave Shakespearean impersonations ami indorsed poker. Mr. Coombs says that he will come to Oak land, discipline the young clergyman and preach the true principles of the Christian Church. Mr. Ihivis lias lately adopted evening dress as his pulpit costume on Bundtty nights and draws large congrega tions. He disclaims heterodoxy and claims to be a "practical Christian with the single aim to do good and preach the gospel. A New Weekly Magazine Buffalo, X. V., Feb. 2s.— The publica tion of a new weekly magazine, to be called the Basis, will, it is announced, be begun at Buffalo in about a month. The magazine will be edited by Judge Albion \V. Tourgee, who is well known as a novelist and economist. Judge Tour gee has for some time published a series of articles called the Bystander's Column in the Chicago Inter Ocean, and the Basis is designed to afford him an independent field for the exposition of his views. The new magazine will, it is stated, be devot ed to the interests of good citizenship and will treat in a general way on every subject. Through the Negligence of an Officer Nassau, N* H., Feb. 23.- The opinion of the court of inquiry convened to de termine the responsibility for the loss of the steamer Cienfuegos was rendered to the Governor last night. The court holds that the Cienfuegos was lost through the negligence of her commanding officer, Captain Hoyt. His navigation of the ship was faulty in every particular. It ap peared in evidence that no precaution was taken in making the dangerous island on which the steamer was wnccked." The ordinary use of the deviation charts was ignored and the course steered was de termined by guesswork. It Was a Story Retold London, Feb. 23*—It has been asces tained that the report printed here of the destruction by earthquake of the town of Koutchat, Persia, involving a loss of sev eral thousand lives, refcred to the destruc tion of Kuchau in Khorasean. Persia, on the 4"th of January, where there was an enormous loss of 'life. Reports of this earthquake wen- cabled the Associated Press on January 21 and 26. From the Moment of Birth use CUTICURA SOAP It is not only the purest, sweetest, and most refreshing of nursery soaps, but it contains delicate emollient properties which purify and beautify the skin, and prevent skin blemishes, occasioned by imperfect cleansing at birth and the use of impure soap. Guaranteed absolutely pure by analy* • ical chemists of the highest standing. Sold throughout the worid. Price, ace. Potter Dure andChkm. Coup., So'e Prop*.. Boston, Mass. 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