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VOLUME IXVIH-NO. 10.
SEVEN LIVES LOST. A Telegraph Operator's Terrible - Mistake. ; Freight-Jrains Collide on the labash Road in Missonri. Tbe Killed and Injured Fully Identified. A Number of Valuable Race- Horses Perish. Special Dispatches to The Mohxiso Call. St. Louis, June 9.— very serious rail road wreck is reported from Warrentown, Ho., sixty-one miles west from here, on the Wabasb road. Two freight trains collided just outside Warrentown this morning. Both engines and eighteen cars were wrecked. Seven men were killed and sev -1 eral wounded. 01 eight palace horse-cars, laden with race-horses, en route for the Kansas City races, two were wrecked, and the seven men in charge of the horses are reported to have been killed, together with seventeen of the horses. The accident was the result of an error of the operator of Montgomery, who . made the time read forty-five minutes more than it should have read. - The two powerful engines came together With a terrific crash, rearing up and tearing each other*to fragments, and leaving noth ing but the solid parts of the great ma chines intact, and crushing them out of all resemblance. The escape from death of . the engineei and firemen of the respective trains was almost miraculous. Ail the train men are said to have acted bravely and with good judgment, doing all they could to avert the disaster, and no blame seems Co attach to any one in charge, save the unfortunate operator nt Mont gomery, who is said to have been driven almost insane by his fatal error. Tho scene at the wreck was terrible. Cats and entities were intermingled in one huge mass of debris, from uuder which came screams of the wounded and dying, some cursing and begging to be killed and others praying for help. A negro boy was scalded and literally cooked alive and one colored jockey was l>iirie<! under shelled corn, from which position it took several men three hours to extricate him. A torce of men worked from 2 o'clock A. m. until 7 o'clock rescuing unfortunates, and had it not been for the. steady rain the loss of life would have been much greater, as the wreckage would have caught fire. There were in all eight bodies taken out, lour whites and four negroes, and twenty-five wounded, of which one or two may die. The eighth body is that of Frank Morton of New York. Both the engines are complete wrecks. It is impossible to find out how many horses were killed, as there are a treat many .still under the wreck. There were seventy in all on the train. The names of the horses known to be killed are: Little Prince and a two-year-old In the same cat, Ben Riiigeley, Ilnttie Park, Egypt, Uze 1-, taring Dave and Turner. The mare Hunt ress is expected to die. Belief trains having surgeons on boarj have been dispatched to the scene of the accident. The accident is the most costly in property that the. Wal>ash ever bad. It is reported that Tom Ki!ey, the Chicago key, is among the killed. Huntress of the Chicago stables was badly cut and jammed, and six of Murray Kellar's horses, in the same car, were killed. Following are the killed: William 11. Tuojias, Cynthiana, Kv. HenbtStojtb, trainer, Hnrrodsburii, Ky. James Kkm.kv. Chicago. Fbank KKLLty. Chicago. EEi> .Simmons, hostler, Lexington. Morris Gri en (colored). Frankfort, Ky. S Ail PEL Davis, jockey, Lexington, Ky. The following are among the injured: Engineer Shivelly, rib broken; William Taylor, a colored trainer, Covington, Ky., arm broken; Lewis Thomson, colored, Har rodsburg, Ky., bone of one foot fractured; Lee I'ars mii-, Wabash locomotive fireman, collar-bone broken; J. E. Norton, br;ike uian, severely bruised; Louis Augustus, colored, Harrodstrarg. Ky., left thigli frac tured; George Hurley, colored. Cyntuiana, ' Kv.. arm and leg broken; Lee Brown, Louisville, arm cut and back bruised; Mer riUJahnson, colored, St. Louis, arm broken. Several others received minor cuts and bruises. Riley, Robespierre and other horses of al most priceless value are reported killed. AXOTKKK COLLISION. Iwo Firemen X tied oi the 8. Louis, Ksokuk end N-.r'.hwester.i Hoid. St. Louis, June !'. — A work aud a freight tr.iiu collided this morninc near Btisch Sta tion on the St. Louis, Keokuk and North western road. Fireman Tayer of Fort Madison, lowa, and Fireman Nelson of Ke okuk were killed. Engineers Fitzpntrick and Carver were badly injured. Conductor Lemmeus of the freight train escaped with a sprained back. The accident was caused by the telegraph operator giving the wrong orders. REFORMJSD PBJBBBYTERIANS. Total Abolition of the Liquor Traffic Reccm- mended by the Temperance Committee. >'kw Yoj;k, June 9.— At to-day's session of the Reformed Presbyterian Synod it was decided to publish a new Book of Psalm?, With music. The report of the Committee on Temperance provided for the total aboli tion of the liquor traffic; that only unfer nientcd wine be allowed at the Lord's Sup per, and thai no young innu should be eligible to the ministry who uses tobacco in any form. "The recent decision of the Supreme Court respecting 'original pack ages,' " the report says, "has its favorable side, in that it makes national legislation upon the liquor traffic necessary." Speaking of the influence and power of the liquor in terest, it says: "On state occasions liquors ■re found upon the table presided over by our Christian President and his lady. The Vice-President gnes in this respect to a eie*!"' •<»»,■■ ,v, .-.'.'(i 1 , besides this, derives a pi.'i: 1 . lri'in the sale of liquors on the prop erty which he owns and controls." At the afternoon session Key. N. U. Johnson of California offered a resolution relative to the establishment of a new for eign minion In China. It was adopted and referred to the Board of Foreign Missions. A resolution was adopted instructing the Moderator to forward to Congress a me morial protesting against Sabbath work at the \\ oi ld's Fair, and that the gates of the fair be closed Sundays; also against the sale on the grounds of all intoxicating liquors. The recommendations of the Committee on Tobacco are th.it the Presbyterians be Instructed to deal kindly but firmly with all ministers and liccnciates under their care who may be known to continue the us« of tobacco; second, that the elders and mem bers of the church be positively prohibited from engaging in the sale of tobacco. Alter a spirited debate an adjournment was bad till to-morrow. CKACKKR TRUST. Consolation of Companies for th; Purpoie of Bracing th- ( on of Manufacture. St. Louis, Juna U.— L. D. Du/.ier of this city confirms the report that a Cracker Biscuit Trust was receutly formed. The New York Biscuit Company, with a capital of S.i.oOO.OOO; the United States Baking Company, with n capital of S:i,000.000, and the American Biscuit Manufacturing Com pany, with a capital unknown, have nought up all the cracker-biscuit concerns in the country. Western capital predominates in the trust. The object of the trust is to reduce expenses end to handle business iii. iv economically. CENSUS ENUMERATORS. ■ft. r .d'.s fcr the Arr.-st of Persons Refusing to Answer Questions. New Yokk, June 9.— The District At torney's office was crowded this morning with census enumerators who bad come to The Morning Call. lodge complaints against certain persons whose stubbornness and refusal to answer questions render it impossible to complete the work within the prescribed time. War rants were issued in thirty-five cases. These were disposed of in n very short time, and twenty-five more were issued and as many nfricers sent out to serve them. The enumerators exixvt the census of the city will be completed this week. A DISABLED STEAMER. La Bonrgogne Beported to Be Returning to Hew York. New Toiik. June 9.— The steamer An choria, from Glasgow, reports yesterday noon having sighted, 210 miles ea9t of Sandy Ilook, the steamer La Bourgogne moving slowly westward. The latter left here Saturday for Havre with a lar^e pas senger-list. She evidently was disabled, but to what extent i 9 unknown. At the ofliee of the French Steamship Company they throw discredit on the report of Captain Campbell of the Anchorla. The latter, they say, first said it was the Bourgogne lie caw moving along disabled, and afterward he stated that it was the Bretagne. They consider it a wild report, as, had the Bourgogue been return ing here, she would have reached New York before now. The Anchor Line agents say they have every confidence in the re port made by Captain Campbell. The French steamer Burgunde, from Marseilles, which arrived to-night, is prob ably the French steamer seen by the Au choria. BOTH KILLED. Fatal Q nrre! Between Two Rival Lcv:n ia a Connecticut Town. Tokkington- (Conn.), June 9.— A stab bing affray occurred in Harwington, a town a few miles from here, last night, which will probably result iv the death of two young men. The stabbing was the result of a dispute over a young lady Tesidiiig iv Harwing ton named Jeunie 11 ■. >. The prin cipals in the affriy are Waldo T. Latham, aged J- years, of Waterbury, and Leslie Curtis of Torrington. Both men have been paying attentions to ths lady and Latham was tha favorite on: . Sunday, when he was driving her home lrom church, they met Curtis. lie stopped them, and in the ensuing iiuarrel plunged a knife into Latham's abdomen and then ran away. Miss Halo got Latham in the carriage and took him home in a flying condition. An hour later Curtis called, and un being told that Latham could not live, drew a knife a id plunged it into his own breast. He cannot recover. AN EMBEZZLER'S CONFESSION. An Express Agent Explains His Method of Bobbins His EißDlorers. Penyei!, June ('.—Edwin 13. Love, anent for Wells, Fargo & Co. at the Union Depot in this city, has confessed himself an em bezzler to the amount of about 82H00. His method of working was to hold out remit tances on (J. O. D. packages. When a tracer was scut out he would open other packages and remit on those which were supposed to be lost. Chief Detective Ilowe has been for some time trying to locate the trouble, and when the investigation became too hot Love made a clean breast of the whole affair. He has a wife and pleasant huuie, and his downfall is attributed to gambling. The officers of the express com pany are very reticent. Love is under sur veillance, but has nut been arrested. THE SILVKK BILL. Ccmmsnts of a New York Paper on ths Action of the Clause. New Yoiik. June <i.— The Mail and Ex press (Rep.) says, editorially: Au advanced stock market and improvement in business began with the prospect of favorable legis lation in regard to silver. Now, let the Senate accept the House bill promptly. The furthest possible and practicable concession has been made to the silver interest in the House Bill. It embodies the views of Uin dom and Sherman. It is a just, safe and con - sfivative measure;. The President shuuM sign it. Let the Senate emulate and equal the efficiency and ciergy of thu House and promptly send the House bill to the Presi dent WOIIK OF BUIIGIiAIIS. Bank Site Blcwn Opaa and Bcbb3d and E-.gh- tesn Bai'idices Burned. CnATswmrru (Hi.), June 9.— Eighteen of the principal busiuess buildings here were destroyed by fire yesterday. The loss is SIOO.WX). The theory of the firo is that brown'- banking-house safe was blown open by burglars and the house fired. Over in cash in tlie bank safe belonging tv tlie bank, besides the contents of the reuteil deposit boxes, is gone. J. J. Prater, fireman, us mortally wounded. GERMAN litTHKUANS. Opening Eeaaicn of the Synrd at Dubuque. ltt» fr£i:d?at'a Eecort. DttbTTQTJK, June 9.— The German Lu tberan Srnod in session here has ;vh) min isters, 4"'O congregations and EQ^OOO com- Smalcants, and is spread over fourteen States, including Washington. The con vention was opened by the President, Key. G. Gros:?inann of Waverly, lowa. Ilia report showed tiie to be in a prosperous coD'Htion. A report will be read to-morrow deDounciuß the Bennett law. THE UNION PACIFIC. A Schema to Issue 8125,000,000 of Guarantee Oregon Shart Line Bonds. Chicago, June 9. — The Times' Boston special says: The announcement to-day that the Directors of the Union Pacific Rail road had spcretly determint'd, in defiance of the law of l»7;s, to issue SIi'i.OOO.OOO guaran tee Oregon Short Line bonds was a sur prise to the Union Pacific people here and their friends, as it was supposed to be « state secret. PLEADED NOT GUILTY. Misiiss-ppi's Ex-State Treasurer Indicted for Embtzzlemeat rf State Funds. Jackson (Miss.), June 9.— The Grand Jury to-day returned two indictments against ex-State Treasurer Hemingway for tbe alleged embezzlement $315,000 of State funds, lie pleaded not guilty and the Judge fixed his bail at $23,000 on each indictment, which will probably be furnished to-mor row. • CRUSHED TO DEATH. Three Workmen Killed acd Two Seriously Injured by C»vice Earth. Pinkvillk (Ky.), June 9.— While work men were getting out iron o:e south of here to-d.iy the eaith suddenly caved, and three »f twelve men wen crushed to death. Two others luid tbeir leas broken. BItOTHbUS M1.1,1.1>. Struck by a Train on the Burlington and Kisionri Biver Road. Scperior (Xebr.)i June 9.— Preston and William Eaton, brothers, while returning home from this city yesterday were struck by a train on the Jiurlinpton and Missouri .River road near Hardy and instantly killed. UOUBL.K TK.AGEDY. A Chicago Carpenter Kills His Wife and C n m:!s Suicide. CiiTCAfiO, June 9.— Joseph Montag, a enruenter, aged S7 years, this afternoon killed his wile and fatally shot himself. The couple separated some lime age. Arrest of Bsre-Ball C übi. Rochksteii (>'. V), June 9.— The mem bers of the Philadelphia (Athletic) and Kochester base-ball teams (American Asso ciation), with Umpire Tyole. were arrented here this morning and commanded to ap pear forthwith before a justice, to stand ex amination on the charge of playing base bail on Sunday last nt Irondequoit. COAST ITEMS. Brief Notea From the Fncific Coast Stales nod Territories. The Courier say 3 San Bernardino is the poorest protected city in the Mate against tire. - ■ The Astorian says the late election shows the total vote of Oregon was not much short of 75.000. " One of the new business blocks in Vic toria lirs windows of plate-glass tbat meas ure 13x10 feet on the clear. An election at Stockton on June 10th will decide whether 8195,000 shall be raised for city improvements or not. i • Victoria, B. C, will soon take means to secure a supply of pure fresh water from Elk Lake at a cost of £11,000. SAN FRANCISCO. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 10. 1890-EIGHT PAGES. PACIFIC ROADS. The Majority Report of the House Committee. Modification of ; the Terms of Settlement of Their Indebtedness. They Should Give a Mortgage on All Their Property, Including Branch and Leased Lines, - Special Dispatches to The Mobn-in-o Cam. Washington, June 9.— Following Is the majority report of the House Pacific Rail ways Committee accompanying the funding bill. Chairman Dalzell and others of the committee, railing to agree, will in a few days submit a minority report: Any settlement made between the United Slates and Pacific railway companies in tlie re port ol mutt Indebtedness to the United stales should be nude willi reference to and under Hie following, among oilier, considerations: First— 'Die settlement should be of such a character as Dot to destroy tlie utter value of the stock of the respective corporations. PAYMENT BY THE PEOPLE. Second— That to a Urge extent the payment to be made ou account or the Government Indebt edness must >■« derived from the people living aloui: the lines of the respective road*. Competition : fur transcontinental lrnllic Is of such a character a' to reduce the compensation for through service to low coin pe; hive rules, so that such amount* as may be reclined to be paid on account of hell Indebted ness to this tioveriiineut ate necessarily very largely drawn from local patrons of Hie road. TO SECUKE TllKllt INDEBTEDNESS. Third— That In connection with ilia .settlement Hie Government should obtain for Itself such further aud additional security us the companies, or eltlier of them, might be aole to give lv addition to uuded lines, by - which alone their respective debts are now secured. It lias there fore been provided In the case of each company, ihHi to secure the bonds to be given upon the pioposed adjustment of the debt a mortgage should be made securing and embracing the en the property of tbe company, real, personal and mixed, including all right, title and in;e.est of the company In and Io any slock, bonds or securities or lauds of any branch hues or auxiliary com panies tv which said company lias any luieieit, and all railroads owned, acquired or contracted by the company, and all their franchises, telegraph lines, rolling-stock, lix tines aud property. ol every kind and descrip tion, as well as that which Its successors and assigns ralebt thereafter acquire, aud that a de scription and Inventoiyot all the property cov ered by such mortgage should be prepared under the direction ol the Secretary of the Treasury. THE CENTRAL PACIFIC. In the case of th« Central Pacific, that com pany and Its lessee, the Southern Pacific Cum pany, are itqulied to tile a modification of Us lease, modified in such a manner as to provide that during the teiui of the mot (gage for the benefit of. the piopeittesof the Central Pacific Kailroad Com pany, it stall be leased to Hie Southern Pacific Company at all annual rental or rentals, which shall not be less In any ya.ir during such term than the aggre gate of all the sunn payable lo the Untied States by the impel lies duiiug such year ui.di-i the piovistous ot the Adjustment Act, and both company or companies are. re quired to rouse;;! that the leasehold e.'taie of toe Southern Pacific Com pany and the Income, rents and profits of the lease shall be subject to the hen or moilgage provided by lie act, so that the lease ol lite Central Pacific ltaliroad to the Southern l'acitic Company is subject, to and made further security for Hie lieu or mortgage to Die United State.-. BKrOBT OF THE COMMISSION. ,' The report of the Pacific Railroad Commission, and the report of the Select Committee of the Senate and the President's Mes^aee transmitting the report of Ibe I acitic JCnlluay Commission, bid fully pointed out the disparity brlvrerD rlii L'lilou l'a>::t:« Railway ami Central Pacific properties, both Intrinsically and In their earning power, and the necesslly of adopting different modes of adjustment for the two companies, or to pui It In another form, th« ability of the Central Pacific Railroad Company to make or carry out an adjustment upon the terms prescribed for tlr' Union Pacific load. The President of the United bl<iies In tiiui-.mitiin^ the report of the coinmls clou pointed out the fact that the success of any plan depends upon Us acceptance by the com panies and their ability to perform its coudiiions allei Its acceptance. I KNTItAL PACIFIC COMPANY. Tbe commission bad pt>inied out very cleaily the fact ilw the famiugs of Uie Central FaclOfl BaQroad Company were not sucb as to make it piobable Ibat Ibey could comply witb the act proposed by the Commissioners if it tbouid accept the same, and subletted mat if It should be deemed advisable to ellect a pei mam lit geltlemeut witb that company, a method by winch Ibut le-iu; migbl be ob tained would be the reilueiioii of interest to aiaielower tb.tn 3 ier cept; and, lunlier, that the bill submitted tberewitli could be brought vntbin ihe limits ol tbe earning caiaeiiy of the Central I'acilic by reducliiK ttie rate of iiilerest vililch the bonds should bear, suuuesllui; ilih merely as a business method of effecting Hie besi adjuslinent possible witb ibe-e in-o!ven debloia. SKI BAHNTKQfI OF THE ROADS. From 187!) to 1838, both Inclusive, tbe net earnings ot the Union I'acilic Hallway Company have been $ 52,U18.r>34 04. I lie net earnings vf the Central I'acilin llallroad Company have been less limn hair that amount, viz.: $28,129,88] 06. and that whereas the nut earnings ol the Union I'.iritic Railway Compauv dm lug the last bait of that period (1884 to 1888 inclusive) nave been S 1'.i.7"..",,:!:il 81, those of the Central l"a --clflc Kailroad Company dining the same peilod have been only $0,480,140 07, or less than one- third of the tunic* of the Union Pacific. The fundamental distinction between Hie linen of the two mads depend. 1 fur the moat part upon their location Id respect to thereat wealth and population of the East and upou the character of the surrounding country. THE i:i:si)LKCEB OF Tin: ItOADS. "•• " While the line of the Union f'acllic Hallway Company inns for the most part thiuugh a rich agricultural country, which has become abundantly populated by Immigration from the East, the line of the Cential Tacllic Kailroad Company from Oclen to the western lore ot the Sierra Nevada .Mountains is almost wholly unsupported by any local or continuous Industry or population, even the mining camp* which were foimerly tribut ary to some extent thereto havliia been for the most pan abandoned, or, as it is ex !>ie»«ed in tlie repoit ol the Senate Committee, " The country from OLden to lteuu, tin ouicli which the load nasic«, is a deso late region, unfitted for any ot Ihe purposes of cultivation, and Is almost uulDhablted. Five hundred and elchty-iilue miles ol tills rail road Is nothing more lhauabildge.and It receives as little sin port from nearly all Hie country throUKli which it passes, a* It would were that region now covered an In gie.it part It once was by the waters of the great Salt Lake." MODE OF ADJUSTMENT. Tin' mode of adjustment propoaed In the bill accoinpauylnc this leport ol Hie Senate Commit tee is: First— in that one-hall of the In terest on Hie I ii urn J'acilic debt lor the first peilod of ten years : .11 been capitalized, ihui llmltliiK to that extent the amount payable on behalf of that conn. any dur- In;; the 1 ci lint preceding the maturity of I lie lirst niorlg<ii;e bouds whlcli precede Hie Uovern- Dienl debt; second. Id that me distribution 01 |inyii:euts on account of the principal and in hi.-1 01 the Central I'aclttc debt hat been as similated I" the distribution of such payments a?* in escribed for the Union I'ai-illc. the only ditlerences being In Ibe auction of the i.ite of liuoiesi from 3 to 2 per cent, mid the extension of (tie period covered by the adjustment from fifty to seveniy-llvH years. CUANOKS AKK NF.CKSS.UIV. We believe that both theie changes are de manded by the dlffeiences In the situation and earning capacity of the properties and the tiniincial aullliy of the companies lv order to secuie au adjustment which each company may fairly accept and may be fairly expeciod io cany out. Ihe tint change Is the ouly difference so far as the Unimi Pacilic ICailwuy la concerned belwi-en Hie bill lepoited lierowirn aud the bill unaulinously repotted by the Cominltiee on l'a citlc Koads dmliie the last Congress. When the lalter bill nns drawn the earn ings of tha Union I'acltlc Railroad Company were sucb that after inaklnc the payment required by its terms mere would have been left a balance equal to about 4 per cent in ci: the couiiiHiiy'* capital stock, which was the 'ate of dlvideuu permuted by the bill. KEDIIKU KAKMXUS. Since that lime Us eaiuiucs have been so far reduced by lower rates and In creased expenses, due mainly to competi tion, that had the bill been lv force last year theie would nave been left alter meellui: Its requliemenls less than 1 per cent upon the com- 1 1 a i i v ' a capital Block. This, lv the judgment of your conimlttre, IS 100 small a marviu for nafeiy, and they have meiefoie made the modification refencd to, In ordei to reduce Die imiimi.i: pay ment tequlied during the first ten yean. BONDS WILL MATURE. Id ilif •■■mi - c of iiiis period the tint mortgage bonds and other debts bearing inch rate of iDteresi will mature, nud during tills Iline the cbaigcs U|juu tUe property are inucli larger than they will be after these debts have been i>aUl or refunded at a lower rule of Interest. The lirst teu years are a i. pi imi of danger, aud wheu these have passed the ablliy of the company will be very much mealer, and " Ita burden can be Increased. The clmnge lv the bill Is mnde to adapt the load to the com pauy's strength, aud whatever ts taken off during the teu year* Is added later, so that the result to the United Slates Is the same. SIMILAR CONSIDERATIONS. The same considerations apply in Uie ease of tiie Ceutral I'acUlc Company. It will be obsei Ted that while the amount payable during the first period by the Union Pacific Railway Company under the bill as reported, is less than the pres ent requirement from that company under me Thin niiin act by something like $130,000 or $140,000 a year, the amount required (lur ing the same period under this bill from the Central Pacific Railroad Company ex ceeds the amount now i required from It under the I'll '. i i nun act by about $250,000 a year. It Is believed, however, that both companies will be able to meet the requirements under the act now reported, aud that an adjustment upon the basis so i>iopo«ed will lead to the final payment of Ike Indebtedness ol both companies to the United Stales. . - - - > % LABOR MOVEMENTS. Disorderly Street-Car Strikers— Demands of Railroad Employes Granted. Columbus, June 9.— Another collision between the street-car companies and strikers occurred to-day. The mills are closed and th* employes are assisting the strikers. Several cars were demolished. It is believed the Governor will be called upon to restare order. The Consolidated Street Railroad attempted to run cars this morn ing. Two cars were run out under polite protection, but tbe strikers swarmed around, derailed them and drove the new conductors and drivers off. There were crowds at the scene. The police had no control over the crowd, and did not pretend to give protection to the new employes, their sympathies beiua plainly with the strikers despite the May or's orders. Over 10,000 people were massed within a couple of syiiarßS, and the exciu ment was intense. The driver of the sec ond car wa» afterward escorted to the depot and placed ou the train. Mayor I Spick thru issued orders that uo more cars be run to day. After this order the strikers dis persed, very jubilant. Tbe company is dis couraged, and attributes their inability to' run cars to lack of police pretection. A consultation was had with Ailjutanl-Gen enil Hawkins in regard to calling out the militia, but he thought the necessity had j not arisen. The City Council to-niuht adopted a resolution calling for un arbitra tion of the matter, and instructing the City Solicitor, if the company refuses to arbi trate, to institute proceedings for the revo cation of its charter. Tbe company con templates another effort to start earn to morrow. Their mauager says they will neither arbitrate n..r advance wages. Omaha, June y.— The demands of the I freight conductors, baggage-master:' anil brakesmen on the Union Pacific road for increased wa^es, less, mileage and im.i • crews were to-day granted by the manage ment of the road. The matter has beeu hauling lire for somft time. LAND FOX SETTLEMENT. "ih ■ Ccmmissionert' Proposition Accepted by the Sao a&d F x Indians. GrTHitiE, June 9.— A courier arrived hero this morning from the Sai; and Fox agency with the following: "The Sac and Fox National Council Sunday evening, after four hours' private consultation anipn^ themselves, submitted their acceptance cf the Indian Commissioners' last otter In a written form. Tne Commissioners »t ouoe drew up the necessary papers nnd the Government virtually came Into possession of 35,208 aere3 more of good land which wiil be opened to settlement by white men is soon as Congress ratifies the work of the commission, which will probably not he lonu, perhaps ninety days. The enroll ment tbe last day reached "'2S. A pru vision was inserted in the offer that the number of allotments must not exceed 528; $48. r i,(XX) is to be paid, or » little over SI '22% per.acre for tne residue. If »t the time of allotment there are morn than the stipulated ESS, Si! shall be deducted from the S48"i,000 for every such ease, which would be $1 25 an acre. Judue Sayrs submitted this as a last proposition, which was accepted, by the bae and Fox council, after some discussion and suggestions. The Sac and Fox Indians con ducted their business in a most business like and satisfactory manner. The Potto watomies have sent the commission word that they are ready and anxious to treat The commission goes to their reservation this week. The report of nn Indian <sixt break near Sapulpais is false. THE WORLD'S FAIR. W. H. Mills Endeavoring to Becure Needed Spice fcr California Products. Chicago, June 9. — The Times lays; "California wants to know how nine li space to expect in the World's Fair. W. 11. Mills of ban Fiancisco, a member of the State Board of Trade, was nt headquarters yesterday with something of v protest because his State eoaid not secure ten acres. He put in a bid to border driveways with products of his State. California, he said, expects to put up its own liuil<lin«s. A* to the appropriations of the State for fair purposes ho Siiid the esti mates varied from 8220,000 to 82,000,000." CHICAGO, June B.— Bj a unanimous vote to-night tho City " Council peti tioned Governor Fifer to call an extra session of the .State Lpgislnturo to consider the constitutional amendment permitting the city of Chicago's bonded in debtedness to be increased S">,'X)o,(pOo. The sum named is for the purpose nl promot ing the success of tlie World's Fair. KtTorts to increase tlie amount so as to pro vide for other municipal undertakings were defeated. A BBEB DEAL. Consolidation of Seven Large Breweries and Mi'i-H'iii't iii Chicago. Chicago, June 9.— Seventeen million, twenty-two thousand and fifty dollars worth of securities in the Chicago Brewing and Malting Company had been disposed of here and in London up to 12 o'clock to-day, and subscrip tions are now closed. P. S. Winston, E. S. Dreyer & Co. and Charles Henrotln are the principal factors In bringine about the successful deal. Scvon of the principal breweries and malt-homes here have been absorbed by the Chicago Brewing and Malting Company. This gtnok will bo listed on the London and Chicago Ex changes. TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION. Opening cf the Thirty-eighth Annual S-ssion at Atlanta. Atlanta (Ga.), June o.— The tblrty elKlitli auuual session of the International Typographical Union convened tn this city to-dny. The most important ac tion was the passing of resolutions indors. ing the Chase-Breekinridge international copyright bill hiu! dlrei-tint! the Secretary to communicate the same to the President of the Senate nnd Speaker of the House. The resolution* urge Congress to pass the bill as originally introduce*!, iucluding the type setting and non-importion clauses. IN FLAMES. An Entire Block in Brooklyn Threatened With Deitruction. New YOKE, June 9-Miduight— llyde & Heman's variety theater in .Brooklyn is iv flames. The structure will soon be de stroyed. The janitor, his wife and three children were rescued nearly suffocated. The llinies are beyond control and sprend ing rapidly. It is believed the entiro block, which contains Colonel Sinns' I'ark Theater, the Germania Savings Hank, the Arbuekle Building, the Citizen Building and several hotels aud stores, will be con sumed. It is possible the loss will he half a million dollars. HUNTINGDON'S POSITION. Reply to a Beport That He Would Try to I) feat Stanford* B?-Eltc:ion. New Yobs, June 9.— C. I*. Huntington says, regarding the report that lie was go ing to do all in his power to defeat the efforts being made to secure for Stanford his re-election to the Senate: "Stanford is out of the railroad presidency, and I mn out of politics. If the people of California want to send such a niHii back to the f>eu:ite they oat do it, so lar as I am concerned." Ihe Annual F.i.r at Bulnp. Bishop, June 9.— The Eastern Slope Land and Stock Association has set the date of its ill tli aunualfairat Bishop for September 23d to 2titb inclusive. ' ' » — — . . Heavy Loss b.- Fire. Colciikster (Conn.), June 9.— The busi ness portion of the town was destroyed by lire to-night. Lorn SW.OOO. A Gainesville (Ga.) man has twenty acres plunted witii cucumbers. lie ships them all North and expects to realize not [Ml thuu $5000 from his patch. THE NIHILISTS. Bismarck Says That No Conces sion Is Possible. Tbey Are Entirely Unfitted for a Constitu tional GoYernmect The Proposed Change in the Tariff on Cutlery Discussed in the British Commons. Cut His Throat. Special Dispatches to The Mobniso Call. London, June 9.— Iv an interview with the correspondent of the Daily Telegraph Bis marck to-day declared that no concession to the Nihilists is possible. Overeducation had led to much dissatisfaction and dis appointment iv Germany, but in Russia it led to disaffection and conspiracy. There were ten times as many people educated for higher walks, as there were pjaces to fill, and further education was making these theorists and visionaries unfit for a consti tutional Government. It would be mad ness to put such men in authority. The Hussians do not know yet what they want; they must therefore be ruled with a rod of iron. Keferring to the labor question the Prince ridiculed the idea that the workman would ever be contented, because, he Baid, the rich are never contented. He spoke strongly against any dictation as to the hours of labor and aga inst usurp ing tlie rightful authority of pareuts over thoir children. A FAMILY AFFAIR. C. C. Hale in Court on a Charge of Attempt* ing to Kill E H. Cow!es. Montreal, June 9.— C. C. Hale of Cleveland, Ohio, appeared in the Superior Court this morning on a charge of shoot ing with intent to kill ins brother-in-law, Eugene 11. Cowles, son of the late Edwin Cowles of the Cleveland Leader. There also appeared Mrs. Cowles and her daughter Florence, whom the nuns brought into court on an order. At the request of Mrs. Cowles' attorney a writ of habeas corpus for the production of the child in court in the legal form was issued, returnable this afternoon. Cowles is improving. The bul let passed through the right side of the neck, between the internal and external carotids, passed under his chin below the lingual arteries, fractured the jaw and emerged on the left aide. Cowles was interviewed by a representative of the Associated Press. He affirmed that what he had done was done under the advice of the best legal talent in the United Mates and Canada; that ho and his wife weie in the way of an nniicable settlemeLl and he deprecated Hale's interference. He expressed the warmest interest in his family, and only resented outside interference. Later In th« afternoon Cowles announced his willingness to surrender his child to his wife, and signed an order on the convent to that effect. This probably settles the ab auciion case. Cowles' condition to-night is serious, he having been feeble from lung trouble before the shouting. Hale is stop ping with friends under the surveillance of officers. THE BIUTISH COMMONS. A Protest Against the New Tariff on Cutlery. Motion to Adjourn Lost. London", June 9. — la the Commons to day Vincent called the attention of the House to the fact that the House of Repre sentatives at Washington had passed a bill for enhanced prohibitory duties on cutlery, tin plate and other articles of British ex port. lie asked whether the English Gov ernment, having a regard for the disastrous effect which the Senate's approval must have upon Sheflields the Midlands?, South Wales ar.d Belfast, would adhere to the view that the free import system of the United Kingdom precluded instruction to the British Minister at Washington to rep resent to the United States Government the injury that such legislation would do to the industry of a friendly power which in 18SU gave a free market to £95,000,000 worth of American competing goods. Secretary Ferguson said the Government hud not been informed of any important alterations in the tariff. Dillon spoke of the dancer to the public peace from the violent and unconstitutional nction of the magistrates and police of Casliel and Tipperary at the recent meet iii);-. Gladstone supported Dillon's motion to adjourn. Balfour said the force was sent to Tip perary to preserve order. If anything se rious happened the blame would rest upon thoso who defied the Government proclama tion?. Dillon's motion to adjourn was lost. COMPILSOUY SEUVICE. Yon Caprivl Declares That It Willße Impois: ble to Shcrten it. Bkkliv, June ().— Before the Committee on the Army Bill to-day Chancellor Ca privi expressed his concurrence in the statement o£ the Minister of War that it would be impossible te reduce the term of compulsory military service. The leaders of the Frei- Binnigo party declared the bill was not ac ceptable tv them unless the term of service was shortened. In the course of his remarks Chancellor Caprivi said: "The withdrawal of Bismarck had left affairs less secure than when his fascinating personality still figured before the world. We still nnd the simplest duties difficult because his weight does not fall into the seal*. Lrt us wait another year; tuen if necessary I shall be prepared to combat all the conflicting elements here, but to-day I still face the fray with some anxiety." CUT HIS THKOAT. Attempted Euicide of Orteiias, a Spanish G v- f mnient Defaulter. Havana, June !>.— Amone the passengers on the steamer Saratoga from New York was Orteizas who defrauded the Spanish Government of $iHM>,<K)O. inuring the voyage, while in charge of a de tective, he attempted to cut his throat. He was seized and disarmed, but not before he had inflicted a dangerous wound. Orteizas said: "Well, every one has forsaken me. 1 have nothing to live for, and death will be welcome." Slavic-McAulifl\) Fight. London, June l».— A purse of £800 has been deposited for the winnerof theSlavin- HcAnUfle light, which will probably be de cided here in October. In addition the men will meet for £500 a side. Slavln put £100 in the articles to govern the fi«ht, which he mailed to McAulifl'e. The City of Rome. Livkki'ool, June 9.— The steamer City of Koine, which struck ou Fastuet liock yesterday morning, arrived here this morning. Most of the passengers were ignorant of the fact that thn fore-peak was full of water until the steamer reached here. A B llooa at Sea. London, June 9.— A Swedish bark from Fermmdina reports. May ->Gth, having seen a large balloon flouting in the ocean. Dark ness prevented b close inspection. Harricane in Hungary. Pebth. June 9.— A tremendous hurri cane, aeeoninauk'd by thuuder and light ning, swept over llupcary to-day. Many persons arc repotted killed by lightning. The Libor Cinere§». ' Lyons,' June 9.— The Labor Congress has approved a general strike for eight hours to constitute a day's labor. A Lib:! Suit. London, June 9.— George Washington Butteineld, au American, has brought action for libel against the Financial News, laying damages at £100,000, for publishing a statement that a mining operation in which Butter held was interested was an impudent wild scheme. Strike of Miner?. Tadis. June a— A majority of the miners in the St. Etienne District have struck. Gendarmes are protecting the property. BRUTAL SPORT. A Fight at a Club Which Will Result Fatally. One of the Pugilists Bursts a Blood-Veuel in the Brain — His Opponent Broke His Arm and Is Under Arrest. Abont sixty people assembled at the Golden Gate Club last night to witness au Impromptu "co" between Harry McU.Mn ana Arthur la Kue, botn waiters In city restaurants. Tlie men used Ihe same gloves which were worn by KelliUer aud lilllngswurtli Id tlielr re cent couiest. These weigh five ounces aud are the regulatioD size boxing-glove. Joe iMurphy, a light-weight boxer, lefereed the contest and Mclirlde was seconded by Jim McGuireand John Joel. La Kue was takeu care ol by Joe liowcrs and Drlscoll. The waiters went at each other bainmcr-auU-tong?, the Frenchman directing tils aitentiou to Mcliilde's face, while tue latter fought for La Kue'j body. Iv the tenth round Mcßrlde suddenly stag gered an he walked toward his opponent and tbeu tell upon the floor, striking Ills head against a post. He was taKen to his elmlr In au uncon scious condition and then reiuoretl to au inuer room. ELECTRICITT APPLIED. Dnctor liodgers was Immediately sent for. aud tie applied to the patient a buttery, which, after constant application, brought the Englishman to a sense ot seinl-seusibllity. One o[ tbe blood vessels of tbe I'i.iiu bad evideDtly burst, aud .lie blood was ooziug from the uo»e i j l ear. The Doctor stated that Mcßiide had susUlned a concussion of the brain, and that tbe case m a very dannerous oue, although there were some hopes of recovery. The hour was 11 o'clock wbeu tbe man was removed from the gymnasium luio tue parlor, aud the physician and his as sistants woiked ou him until au early hour la tbe inoniui-'. Officer Vedeau toon La Rue Into custody upon hearing Ibe condition of Mclirlde, and took him to tbe Southern Police Station to await the re sult ot the Injury sustained by his opponent In tbe recent fight. A MATTER OF SURPRISE. Mcßride lose iwo of the fingers of ills left band some time ago as the result of au accident, aud it was a surprise to inauy how he cuuld possibly have used tbe member even with gloves to ad vantage. Mcßride looks to bea manor about 30 years, and is said to be of quick temper. Some declare that lie has been troubled with heait disease. The affiii has cast a gloom over tlie club and the Dliectors are much annoyed over thn "accident," wblcn, ttiey say, Is likely to happen any mau of unsound condition. Dr. Adams was called In at 1:30 o'clock In tbe morning, and. after examining the palieDt, d= ciared that It was a ease of apoplexy. Jl'UltlDE'B IDENTITY. Harry Mcßrlae lives at 817 Howard street, aud is eald to have worked latt as a w.uter In the Palace, but recently has beeu uneiii ployed. He has a brother who Is employed by ilie Sao Francisco News Company. McHride has no other relatives living lv this city, his people beiue hi the But About l:3u o'clock La Rue was transferred fiom the Southern Station, by order of Captain Short, to the Receiving Hospital fo> treatment. v. neii lil9 clothes were removed Uu Oudy was found to be covered wiib blood. LA BVZ HAS A BKOKEX ABM. There was every indication of his having re ceived some veryhard knocks, the Hesli where he was struck being stained purple itnd black. Assistant Police .Snrgenu Bunker made an exam ination of him. aud found that the ulna, or ..lur-i b«ue In the forearm. bad beeu broken. ilia Injured member was set, and La Rne taken downstairs to the City l'risou. His name was placed ou Ilia am. ill book as It was not known what charge wouid be placed niialust him. owing to the uncertainty of ibe coudlllua at vis victim. I. l Ruu appeared to be In a terribly used-up condition, fie could bardly open nls eyes, while his facs w.is as pale as mar ble. After Ins brokeu arm had been sel he asked again aud isalo to be taken to some uath liig establishment whete he could be rubbed to ease his weary limbs. THE PKISONEH WILL NOT TALK. When questioned by a Call reporter lie re fused to give auy information of himself, or tell what had been the occasion of the tight, lie acknowledged that the encounter was (tie result 01 trouble about a woman, but who she was lie would not divulge. Asked for particulars about Mcßride. and his connection with her. lie likewise decllued to an swer. lie nave Ills resldeuce is the Itu« lt>>:i-e. He I* well known at the dlffereut variety [hea ters and arouud the saloons on Keaiuy and Sui ter street*. Tne police were early apprised of tlie re sult of the fight. Chief Ciowley was In the office at midnight, and after consultation with Captain Douglass gave orders for the arrest of all concerned lv the air.iii. It Is expected that four or live anesti will be made tills morning for Implication in the Unlit. BLOOD-SOAKED GLOVES. When La Hue was arrested llie cloves used during Hie contest were secured as evidence. It Is claimed that, they weigh less than rive ounces, but as they are all covered and soaked with blood it was a difficult matter to determine whether they welched less than the law permits. Kxuerts will be called upon to examine them in order to determine their exact weight. La Hue Is said to be employed as a waiter In the l'oodle Dog K^stauraut, and the affair De tween Him ami the man who is at death's door as a result is understood to have been over their rival and jealous affections for a female known la certain circles as Maggie Tobiu. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. Washington, June 9.— The Coinmis iioners of Pensions has appointed 1). Chester ltowell I'eusiou Examining Sur geon at Fresno, Cat. Lomiox, June P.— The public library pre sented to the city of Edinburgh by Andrew CRrnesio of Pittsburg was opened to-day. Lord Kosebery presided. Washington, June 9.— The President, Mrs. Harrison and party returned at noon to-day from their trip to Fortress Mouroe on the United States steamer Dispatch. NOT Yoi;k, June 9.— Recorder Smyth this morning sentenced liroker Pell of the Sixth National Bank wrecking fame to im prisonment at hard labor for seven year?. Washington-, Jons Si— ln the repcrt of the passage of thu Silver Bill through the House it was incorrectly stated that Wilson of Washington voted with the Democrats. Washington, June 9.— California pen sions: Original widows, etc., Cassandra, widow of Felix Lane, Santa Barbara; Mexi can survivur, Tlmmas Bassi'tt, Balls Ferry. Washington, June 9 —Turner of Kan sas, irum the House Public Lands Commit tee, lias reported a bill fixing the price tff land for pre-emption on homestead entry at 81 pel acre. MEMPHIS, June 9.— The Kentucky Cen tral liHilroad new elevator was burued this morning. E. C. Adams of Atchison, a con tractor, perished in the Dames. The money loss is 57."j,000. New York. June 9.— The Chinese Sun day-schools of Brooklyn went on a picnic to-day. A number of white young ladies wliu teach them in the Sunday-school classes were in the party. Chicago, June U.— John Mullally of Cleveland, who was passing through this city on his way to Colorado, was yesterday enticed into a basement saloon by n dis reputable woman and relieved of $1800 in cash. Washington, June 9.— Secretary Win dom this afternoon appointed James J. Urooks temporarily as Chief of Secret Service, vice bell, removed. Brooks was removed as Chief by Manning, under Cleve land. London, June 9. — A meeting of the share holders in the Milford Haven Dock Com pany \v»s held to-day. A proposition was approved to construct a pier 12UO feet long on which to laud passengers fruui the steam ers of trans-Atlaiuic lines. Washington, June 9. — The following changes iiave been made in California Post masters : E. M. Duffuur, appointed at N'im shew. Butte County, vice S. McClellan, removed; Sarah A. l'urdy at I'urdys, Sierra County, vice M. Evans, resigned. A Ciun'y B luntv. Marshalltown (Iowa), June 6.— Much excitemeut was caused here by the discovery that the Hoard of Supervisors in lscii offered a county bounty of $150 eacu to volunteers during the Kebellion. About 4UO went from this county, and their claims with in terest aggregate SNMi.ouo. Fnrinit of Boad Aeenti. New Salem (N. Dak.), June 9.—Search ing parties are stiil in pursuit of the road agents who robbed the Northern Pacific tr.iiu Saturday night, and if caught they will be lynched. It is thought the regis tered letters secured by the bandits con tained about $5000. ALIEN LANDLORDS. A Bill to Prohibit Foreigners | From Holding Land. The Measure Reported by the House - Committee on Judiciary. It Requires All Owners of American Soil to Owe Allegiance to the United States. Special Dispatches to The Morning Call. Washington, June 9.— liepresentative Oates from the Committee on Judiciary to day reported to the House a bill to prohibit aliens from acquiring title to or owning lands within the United States. An elab orate report accompanied the bill. In it the committee says the power of the Gov ernment to totally exclude aliens from com ing within its jurisdiction, as lias been done in the case of the Chinese, .no one questions. This sovereign power certainly includes the lesser on» of denning what property rights they may exercise after they are admitted and during the continu ance of their alien condition. "Your committee ascertained," says the report, "with reasonable certainty that certain noblemen of Europe, principally Englishmen, have acquired and now own in the aggregate a"bout 21,000,000 acres of laud within the United States. We have not sufficient information to state the quantity owned by untitled aliens, nor is it so important, as it is generally held In smaller bodies. This alien non-resident ownership will, in the course of time, lead to a system of landlordism incompatible with the best interests and free institutions of the United States. The foundation of such a system i 3 being laid broadly in this Western States and Territories. "The avarice and enterprise of European capitalists, the report continues, "have caused them to invest many millions in American railroads and laud bonds, covering perhaps 10rt.000,000 acres, the greater part of which, under foreclosure sales, will, most likely, before many years, become the prop erty of these foreign bond-huliers in ad diticm to their princely possessions. This aggressive foreign capital is not confined to the lands it has purchased, but, overleaping its boundaries, has caused hundreds of miles of the public domain to be fenced up for the grazing of vast herd 9of cattle and set at detiauce the rights of the honest, but humble setter." The bill proposes to place these aliens under the disabilities of a civil law as to all future attempts to acquire lands in this country. In other words, the report says, the bill is a declaration against absentee landlordism. It declares that all foreign born persons whoh:ive not been naturalized are incapable of taking title to lands any where within the United States except a lease hoid for not exceeding live years. It has no retroactive, but prospective opera tion. It also contains a provision which will compel alien land-owners to cease to be sucn, or to becoiue citizens of the United States witl, in ten years. This bill, the report says, would prevent any more abuses like that of a Mr. Scully, who resides in England and is a subject of tut; Queen, but who ownr. 90,009 acres in Illinois, occupied by tenants, mostly igno rant foreigners, from whom he receives as rent 520,000 yearly, and spends it in Eu rope. The Schueley estate of about 2000 acres within the city limits of Pittsburg, from the rents of which the Sciiutleyg, who are subjects of the British Queen, draw an nually not less than SIOO.OOu, is another in stance of alien landlordism in America. The tenth census shows that the United States had 570,000 tenant farmers, the largest number possessed by any nation in the world. In conclusion, the report says: With the natural increase in the peopie, and thn foreigners who flock to our shores annually, and who, by competition, are re ducing the wages of labor, making the bat tle, for our people harder, is a problem for the American statesmen to solve. The multiplication of owners of the soil means a corresponding enlargement of the number of patriots, and every land-owner in this country should owe allegiance to the United States. THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. A Letter Pouch Robbed — Mcßae'i Free Coin- age Bill Introduced. Washington. June 9.— The through let ter poucli of the 3d in»t., from Milwaukee to California was rilled in transit. Secretary Windom has made a favorable report on the Customs Administrative Bill, and it will probably be approved by tne President to-morrow. Representative MeCrae of Arkansas to day introduced in the House a bill provid ing for the free coinage of silver; for in creasing United States Treasury notes each year to make the total issue thereof equal in amount to the revenues of the Government for that year; for tlm issue of Treasury notes to replace national bank notes sur rendered; for the repeal of the laws author izing the sale of United States bonds; and for the accumulation of a gold reserve of $100,u00,000, and finally for the covering of that reserve into the Treasury as avail able assets. Senator Plumb to-day reported adversely from the Committee on Public Lands a bill to protect land claimants within railroad limits by permitting them to purchase land from the Government at §'- oo per acre whenever it is held not to be within tl-e iiui'i grant to the railroad company. Ac companying the bill is a letter from the Commissioners of tiie General Land Office recommending that the bill be not passed, for the reason that the interests of bona lide settlers are sufficiently protected under the present laws. — ■• SAX FKANCISCO BANKS. A Bill Aliowine Them to Brine Suit against the Government. Washington, June 9.— Morrow to-day introduced (by request) a bill authorizing certaiu San Francisco banks to bring suit against the Government in the Court ol Claims. The preamble to the bill recites that in 1574 fraudulent certificates purport ing to be issued by United States Navy Pay-Officer ltufus C. 'Soaulding of San Francisco were recognized as valid and paid by certain San Francisco banks. The bill provides that the claims of the Masonic Savings and Loan Bank, Savings and Loan Society, Pacific Bank, Bank of British. Columbia and the assignees of the Swiss- American Biink, all of San Francisco, be and are hereby referred to the Court or Claims for trinl and adjudication, and If said court shall rind that said banks in good faith advanced moneys upon said certifi cates, and that the same was done in the usual and ordinary course of business and without the knowledge of any fraud, then said court shall award to said banks the amount of moneys advanced, but without any interest or costs, provided that no suit shall be brought after six months' time from the passage of this act, and that in any such suit any matters now ol official record in the Navy Department touching on such matters shall be competent evidence; pro vided further that there shall be also the right of appeal to the Supreme Court from any judgment rendered by the Court of Claims. Indian Difficulty Settled. — Washington, June 9.— General Schofielr has received information from General Riißer to the effect that the trouble on the Rosebud between the settlers ana the Chey emu's has subsided. The Indians agreed to surrender the prisoners demanded by the authorities. Land Decision. Washington, June 9.— Secretary Noble has declined to review the deciaion of the Land Commissoner. holding for cancella tion John F. Font's homestead entry for the south halt of the southwest quarter of the southeast Quarter of Section 5, and the northwest quarter of toe northeast quarter PRICE FIVE CENTS. of Section 8, Township 17 North, lUnge 7 West, Mount Diablo meridian, S;in Fran cisco Land district of California. The other Claimant, James Thompson, who lias mads entry of the land, died, and this led to tha facts to make the above motion of review, Secretary Noble has denied the motion fil«'il on bfhalf of Emma J. Gonznles for a review of the decision of March 24th last, in the case of said Gonziles against the Townsite of Flagstaff, involving lands ia th 9 Prescott (Ariz.) Laud District. As sistant Secretary of the Interior Chandler has affirmed the decision of the Land Com missioner in dismissing Simon Luce's con test against the homestead entry of Carl C. Koch to a quarter section of laud in tua Uumboldt (Cal.)*District. The Cotton Schedule. Washixotoy, June 9. — The cotton schedule of the Tariff Bill formed the basis of action by the republican members of the Senate Finance Committee this morning. Its consideration was then completed. Tha changes are few and unimportant. Mem bers of the majority of the committee ara hopeful of concluding the work of the bill by to-morrow night. Nicaragua Canal Officers. Wa«hixotox, June 9.— A. 8. Menocal, Chief Engineer of the Nicaragua Canal Construction Company and Private Secre tary to Charles E. Kern, will leave New York to-morrow for Aspinwall. Menocal proceeds to Aspluwall tv inspect some u( the Panama Canal Company's dredges, and after a short stay of a Wtfek will return to New York. Mrs. J. f> Jones. Washington, June 9.— Mrs. J. P. Jones hus left this city to spend a sliort time ia Virginia. She will return here Thursday, and will then make preparations fur going to her Nevada home for the summer. Contract Awarded. Washington, June 9.— The Secretary ot the Treasury has awarded the contract for a new boiler and steam pump for the Puint Bonitn (Cal.) Light Station to Patrick F. Dundon, San Francisco, at &VMI. Alaika Salmon Fisheries. Washington, June 9.— The report of tha Fish Commissioner was received to-day by the Senate transmitting t!>e report of tha investigation of the salmon lisheries of Alaska. CONGRESS. XHE SENATE. The Home Silver Bill Presented— Vest'j Tram- portation Measure. Washington, Juue 9.— ln the Senate to day Call offered a resDlution, winch was re ferred to the Committee on Foreign Kela tions, requesting the President to institute negotiations with Spain for 9uch modifica tions of the treaty with that Government at will enable American cattle to be shipped from Florida and elsewhere in the United States to Cuba. Senator Hearst presented the protests of San Francisco publishers, similar to tha one presented by Morrow in the House. Hearst also presented a petition of Antoloua Valley diOS Angeles County) citizens, pray ing for free coinage of silver. The Silver Bill was then taken up and Cockrell addressed the Senate. He said all the benefit that could be claimed for the proposed bill was that tli« Secretary would be compelled to purchase SSuo.OOO worth of silver every month more than he now had the right to purchase, and the currency would be increased to that extent. He asked whether there was aur valid reason justifying the continuance of the existing discrimination in favor of tha free and unlimited coinage of gold and tha issue (if gold certificates for gold bullion, and against the freu and unlimited coinage of silver bullion in standard dollars and the issue uf certificates for silver bullion. II» was opposed to discrimination either for or against gold or silver. They should be put on a basis of perfect equality as coin and bullion. At the close of Cockrell's speech the House Silver Bill was laid before th« Senate. : . . " Teller moved that -the bill be printed and laid on the table, and after a Drief argu ment it was so ordered. Vest asked the Senate to take up and (•■in sider the bill "to prohibit a monopoly in th« transportation of cattle to foreign coun tries." riatt thought the Senate should go on and dispose of the Silver Bill. . He bad been waiting to bring forward two bills wliicti seemed to him not only of the highest importance but of the highest privilege — the bill j for the admission of two Territoriet as States. lie gave notice that henceforth the Silver Bill could not be laid aside except on a, vote of the ayes and noes. Stewart asked unanimous consent that on Friday at 3 o'clock the Senate should voto on the Silver Bill and its amendments. The presiding officer, lugalls, suggested: that there should be at least a quorum present when unanimous consent wa* asked. Stewart gave notice that when the bill is taken up to-morrow lie will ask un animous consent. Vest's bill wits taken up and a discussion of its provisions was carried on between Vest in defense of them and Hoar and Hale who attacked them. The bill provided that no clearance shall be granted any vessel plying as a common carrier between the United States and an/ foreign country, the agents and officers of which shall refuse to receive in the order that they may be offered to said vessel hav ing storage for the same any cattle for transportation to any foreign country, said cattle being in sound condition, suitable (or transportation and the shipper tendering s reasonable freight thereon, or who shall make any contract or agreement creating a monopoly of the capacity of said vessel for carrying cattle in violation of the law gov erning and regulating the duties and obli gations of common carriers to the public and providing unjust discrimination be tween shippers. Reagan also defended the bill and argued in favor of its passage. Hale moved to amend the bill by insert ing the words "not already contracted for in good faith by lersous or parties having cattle fur transportation at the date of sued contract sufficient to occupy such storage) room." Vest opposed the amendment as one that would entirely neutralize the bill. Hoar said that were all the storaja capacity of a ship contracted for that ship ceased to be a common carrier and became a private carrier. « Vest denied that statement, but said it that were decided to be the law no harm could result from the passage of the bilL A whole steamship line was taken by ova shipper (Eastman) and it was done to con trol the English market and shut out all other cattle-dealers in the, United' States. The result was the prices of cattle were put up and put down when this monopoly chose, because it controlled|the transporta tion. The vote on Bale's amendment wu, yeas 10, nays 23. No quorum having voted the Senate with out further action on the bill or amendment adjourned. • TUB HOUSE. Charge* Against the Canard Steamship Cam pany—Pension Bills. Washington, June 9.— On motion of Comstock of .Minnesota the title of the Silver bill passed Saturday was amended so as to read: "Directing the purchase of silver bullion and the issuance of Treasury notes thereon, and for other purposes." Lodge offered a resolution that the Secre tary of the Treasury be directed to inform the House whether it is true that the Cunard Steamship Company has refused to obey the orders of officers of the United States to give a return passage to certain immigrants landed at New York in viola tion of the contract labor laws, and, if so. what steps have been taken to refuse entry to steamships of that compauy un til they have complied with the laws and made due reparation for their refusal. Tho resolution was referred to the Committee) on Foreign Affairs. - The floor was then accorded to the Com mittee on the District of Columbia. Several District bills were paused, and tho House took a recess. At the evening session no private pension bills were passed, owing to objections by ' Enloe of Tennessee, but about thirty-fiva went over with the previous question or dered. . __________ KAILUOAD I AUIS. Rettoration of Passenger Bates — Baltimore and Ohio Stock. Chicago, June 9.— ln accordance with Western railroad agreements passenger rates were restored to-day to the basis in effect prior to the beginning of the rate war. Baltimore, June 9.— Mayor Davidson bas signed the ordinance authorizing the sale of the city's holding of Baltimore and Ohio stock.