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Reilly's Report Indorsing the
New Railroad Bill
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
" 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. ''
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
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
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.
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.
An Illinois Luily to Come Into a Cool
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.
Los Angeles Legislators Having
Trouble "With the Bill
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.
An lowa Community Will Divide Their
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. -
A Bishop in Illinois a Victim oi Sneak
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.
Reunion of the Famous Sixth New York
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 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
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
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
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.
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