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SIXTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA , THUESDAY MORNING , FEBRUARY 3 , 1887. NUMBEK 230 ,
WON A BIG VICTORY , A Majority of the Senate Decide to Bury the Railroad Commission. THE MINORITY REPORT ADOPTED A Long nnd Heated Discussion Precedes the Pinal Vote. MR. CUSPER'S RINGING SPEECH The Holmes-Butler Contest Decided in Ttuor of the Former. KUKLUX METHODS JSHOWN UP Unwarranted Action of tlio House in Adjottriilni ; to Allow n ilunlcct- Intr Trip of Iteiucricntii- tlvcHto llenlrloc. i of tlio Senate. LI.STOI.NNeb. . . Peb. 2.-Special [ Tele gram to the Uii.J : Per the Hist tlmo the senate has shown Its sense In favorof rail way legislation by aoto of 18 to 15 , which was cast against recommitting senate file 41. This bill is tlio repeal of the railway commission , * consideration ot which came up at 10 o'clock ns a special ordci. The vote shows con- i cluslvely that this senate proposes to do away with this offensive commission and give the people some effective railway legis lation , Mr. Sncll ol Jefferson moved that the bill bo recommitted , notwithstanding the fact thattho minority and majorily reporisof Iho lallroad committee vvero made sev eral days since , nnd have not been acted upon by the senate. Mr. Hobblns of Vallev said : "My people have waited patiently for this railroad com mission to develop Into something ot good , until they have eomo to think that It Isslmply a stumbling-block to other effective railroad legislation , 'lliat Is thov low our people take of it. The idea of trimming Ibis bill up Is for the purpose of celling matteis delayed. The commission law has been In force Iwo jears. Its ndvocales say they will lix this parl up and that part up , and it will go over another two ye.us , and then some other ex cuse will bo given to put itovei lei another two yeais , and thus the people will bo cheated. My people think thai il this law Is out ol the way then tills legislature will bo in Rome shape to give the people relief , but so long as tliat stands as an excuse tlieie can bo no lali and reasonable legislation upon tliat questiou. Now. In view of all this , our people think that this commissioner system should bo done away with. 'Ihoyhavo tried It and weighed It in tlio balance ana it lias been found wanling. In nil sincerity , vvilh- out any attempt toariaign the railway com- n\nlcs , but with a view to exact and oven Justice to the producer , consumer and shlp- poi , and nil eonceined , oiu people have can didly looked this matter in tlio lace. They have said , 'Wo do not want this commission. ' They have said it In their conventions and at the polls ; they have said It m various ways , nnd 1 , as their representative , am hero to re echo their wishes , by saving that they as a people and a lar o constituency uo not dc'slio the further rucscrvatlon ot this commission law. " Mr. Snell of Jefferson said : "Tho gentle man fiom Valley says that tlio people have nt various times said tliat they did not want the commission system. Ho says they cnun- clated that doctrine at conventions and nt tlio ' " i polls. Now. it they have ovei aonu such a thing as thai it has been in some isolated county that 1 liavo neaid nothing of. The - ( fact ol the matter has been given us by the gentleman fiom Cl ly ( IJrovv n ) Hint the people in tholi representative capacity In n repub lican convention of this state said distinctly by u laigo tvnd overwhelming majoiity tliat they did not favor the uipeal ot the commis sion law. Thatouestion came up in the 10- publlcau convention , and that convention said In language that was cleir nnd unmis takable that they weio not in favor of the re peal of the commission law. Hcio thepeonlo spoke In language whicli cannot bo misin terpreted , lint the gentleman Insinuates that thu people al the polls said Ihey did not want this law. Is tliattiuo ? When this question of amending Hie constitution was submitted to the people for the establishment ofnboaidof railway commissioner , what was the vote upon that question ? Out of 150,003 votes only 40,000 said thov did not want It If a man Is not opposed to It sutll- clontly to vote against it , his silence can betaken taken as consent , and until you can convince mothaHO.OOOisamaiorlty of 150,000 1 will nuvor bellovo lliat tbo people have said they do not want this commission. A vciy small portion of the votes cast weio against thu amendment to the constitution. Now. then , why not treat this subject llko we do all othei subjects ? If theio Is n law upon our Rtatulo books which wo think does not meet the ruquhemeiits of the people , what do yro do ? Do wecondemn the bill and wipe It / * out , or do wo amend H ? Then why not treat f this subject as we do others ? It thlseom- ' mission bill Is lame , mend It-mako it stronger ; It the board lias not got suniclcnt power , give them moro power. Uutdonot commence lo tear down ; let us build up. The facts are theiu nro some people who would not be satlslled no matter what we give thorn , but it seems to me Hint the only reasonable and only sensible way to grapple with this Question is to grapple with it through the commission system , and lam In favor of peifectlng It nnd continuing it. lain consequently in favor ot the majoiity report. " Mr. Sterling said : "It occurs to me that tul motion comes trom tlio gentleman this moinlng xvlth lathei poor grace. Ho has nlred his eloquence and considerably agitated hlmsolt in the Interust of thu coiporatlons of this htato In an endeavor to poisuido llils senate to bulluvo Hut the corporations ot this state were the parties who wern being oppiosscd Instead of the people. Ho line en deavored to make us believe that the In iquitous institution lliat was created two yeais ago called the railroad commission wns wcHcilculatcd to cdnsoivolho best Interests of the people. It may be that ho teels a npiclal interest In perpetuating this ft and , al though 1 have never believed that he was the author of It , 1 would not like to charge i a mensuio so absolutely worthless , so devoid iu of merit , nnd so wanting In results to bo n n\ product ot his mind , Thus It occurs to me iiliii tlmt ll"s 's ' a proper tlmo for this senate to foio consider Iho expediency of adopting the ml- u iii norlty or maioiltv report of the railroad com- " ' milteu on this bill. The fact lliat othei bills iniiKi are Introduced looking to the enlargement of prop the powers of the commissioners , and also tag to the repeal of tlio present act , has no bear- v- Ing on tills question. I hope that the gen- tlemiin's motion to recommit will not pro- Mr. Casper raid : "This bill proposes to deal with an Institution that was created two yeaiSHgo In face of the well known opposi tion of the people of this state who expiessed their positive antipathy to its creation. It can h tve but one put pose and that Is the sim ple perpetuation of a tax-eating incubus at the expense of the people tor the more amuse ment of the gentlemen who represent rail roads. ' 1 ho gentleman who Introduced the bill two ) ears ago had no doslro to do anv- thlni that wasttKpleaslngto the railroads , lie never expected Hint It would do any good-he does not expect Its perpetuation now will accomplish am thing fuitlier than pro long the contest and delude and defraud the people. It la advocated ns a scheme to pit-vent the establishing of n maximum freUlit rule. Thu whole scheme was born ami conceived In the brain of sumo railroad attorney. No man can do tl n people ot this state justice by voting for the continuance of the railroad commission , 1 do not deny but that the commission has complied some very valuable statistics , but vvlmt coed are statistics to the gentlemen of this legislature ? The commissioners have learned enough to penitentUrv half the mil- ; oad uiaihigers la tub siato , U justice- had her dues. I am fully persuaded that In one-half hour they could nave some of thn very friends ofthisvery commission civallng over the facts that cin bo calculated and deduced from the statistics they have furnished. Hy the figures which they picscnt It can bo readily ascertained that the net earnings of railroads over the cost of labor is r 3 per cent of their real capital Invested , while the faimeis of this state nru only earning 3 MO per cent by the same terms. It Is not Impossible to prove that the railroads of this state are taking S.000,000 moie than thej ought from the poopln of this state every 1 ear an averaco coat ol ? 50 to each agricul turist per annum. Who earns vvhethur theio Is nu outhouse nt ono station , n hog yard at another , or n live-loot depot pi Uform extension at another ? What the people of Ibis state object to Is being gouged out of more money than Is just anil legitimate for hauling Heights nnd suborning legislatures to cough up railroid slush to spit In thclt faces. They want i.ates cut on the same principles tfiat the clt > of Lincoln adopts to regulate the into that shall bo charged by hack drivers. Tlioy want every advocate of this commission known to the gcneial public ns tholi sec'ct enemy. They want every tall- road attorney on this floor to show his hand. What It the republican state convention did support the railroad commission , as was sloutl ) maintained here , by the gentleman fiom .JelTerson , je'dc'rdaj. U only shows more conclusively than ever bofoio that thu grand old parlv oC Lincoln has become the vehicle ot rotten polities , nnd omjht to ac cept the obloquy that It deseives with good grace. Hwiitonlj bo necessaiv lor It to pass n few more commission bills to close Its caieer , when lull ot Us now boistful cham pions will bo posing as Immaculito iclornicis In some now orgunlition. 'I lie gentleman from .lolferson made the statement on tills lloorjesterday that sllonco on the paitof those who didn't vote two iuar- ago gave consent. In lace ot the supreme court de cision to tuo contiary , and the moro emphatic law of common sense , that was a sjccimcn of time serving demgogucry that ill becomes the clamorous scieecher lor something thnt will benefit the dear people. Tlio rates nro live cents n hun dred moro In Nebraska to day than they wore tw o j ears ago. Ill mistake not. a centlo- man made the statement on this floor } cstet- dnytothe ellect that they were lower. I don't like Irands ol anj description , and when 1 sec gentlemen continually closeting themselves with known lalhoad lobbyists , It Is not tasteful to have them presuming on theii superior banctity as lilends ot the pee ple. 1 do not objuct to nnv man's coming bete to loprcsent i.Uho.ul IntcK-sts , If that Is natlsfactoiy to his constituents , but I do ob ject to being plajed tor a sueUei , and bo ex pected to accept dovv might pettifogging with courteous complacency. When any man en- denvois to persuade mo tlut the people ot this state want a continuance ot the rail road commission , 1 must either doubt Ills honesty 01 quiricl with his judgment. When men endeavor to appeal what they know others do not accept as ttutli ami genuine , they ccitalnly show a display of chcelc tlut boulcisoti downright impudence. Itis.a reek- less disiogaid ot the amenities. It the rail roads own tills senate , tlio votes on this bill will easily demonstiato it. There is no need to conci al thu issue. 'Iho railroads ot Ne braska want this inilroad commission con tinued. No man ot average intelligence need sit hero a single bout without linding that out. It permeates the .atmosphere ot the whole capitol bulidlmr. Tlio people want a squue late bill. They want a law that will pievent the Union 1'aclllc from charging 9 cents a hundred moro in Nebraska lor hauling a bundled pounds ot coin 100 miles than the same compiny chaises foi a like service in Kansas. Twenty cents a 100 for hauling coin means 11.20 cents a bushel. Mills is 1 cents moro than the trip of ! ! ,500 miles acioss the ocean. It is w Ithin 2 cents ot thu into charged between Chicago and New York during the whole of the jear 18b5. It Is ns much ns is charged between Omaha and Chicago a distance ot .100 miles by the lown pool lines. Tlio people of this stito want u law that protects thorn trom being compelled to pay liw per cent more than the local rates In foico in Illinois. The people of this state \nd of the United States , have given the U. Jc M. in bonds and lands , a sum to cfiual § 11,000 per mile avetage , on all its main line and branches in thu state. From the samu soutco the Union Pacific has irathered in enough wealth to reach tlio total bum of S'J-1,000,000-or six to seven times more than its actual value. 'Ihey ask protection fiom these syndicated robbers chaiteied foi plundei bj tlio United States congress. They have had enough ol sonatoi- Inl gush anel ornamental commissions. They don't believe that a dollar Invested In railioads Is entitled to elovou times the inter est diawIng quality ot a dollar Invested In land. Having moitgagcd everjthing else they have , the laimers of Nebraska do not now desire to mortgage their bed clothes and kitchen utensils , in order that lallroad watered stock may continue to earn 7 pel cent interest. Theio mo only two sides to this question , You arc cither for the people or against them. Tlio vvoild has not changed any m thU resptct since the Son ot ( ! od made tiio famous an nouncement , nearly 'J , 000 j cars ago , that : 'llo who is not for mo is against mo. ' " Mr. Duras of Saline b lid : "In relation to tlio repeal ol tills law I would bo simply guided by the wMi ol the pooploot this state. Tlio gentlenmn from Jcllerson ( Sncll ) has endeavoicd to convince the senate that the people of Nebiaska want the commission , but 1 do not happen to see it in that Inrht. The constitution of the state of Nebraska provides plainly that nil the electors who do uot vote for n constitutional amendment \veio supposed to vote against It. As the gentleman from Butler ( Casper ) has stated , the supreme court has also declared thu constitution in that light. Now , 1 happen to see in the nb- stiact of votes cast In IbSI that there woio in all inVM : , ( votes cast in thnt election lor governor , and only' i , ' J1 votes cast lor tlio inilroad commission. This shown mo plainly enough , according to thu decision of the supreme premo court and accoidlng to the constitu tion , that 111.U-I7 clectois In the state vvero in 1SS-I against the rallioad commission. " Air. Caspei's speech attracted the attention of the entlio body , some thing that no senator has yet done , and to his toreiblo nrialgnmunt of the railways of this state Is due in part thu decisive vote ns civ en above. Jt braced up some of the wcakei members nnd enabled them to lace tliuquestion fairly , ills speech struck tenoi to the hearts of the railroad lobb > - Ists , seven of whom I saw listening with breathless attention. Mr. Colby even became so restless under the hot shot showeicd upon the advocates ot the commission that ho rose to his foot , walked over back ot Mr. Casper to see thunmnuseilpt fiom which ho was taking his points , walked on over to the opposite side , then n-tiaced his steps , passing bid : of Mr. Casper to ge-t an other view of the ammunition , uousibly to learn just how much moiu could bo expected. It was evident that Mr. Colby's o > es had just been opened to the fact that the gentleman from llntlei was n man whom ho will not bo able to down on the ques tion of railroad legislation. Mr , h'n ell madu a plea for moro tlmo and argued that his people wanted tlio com- mlsilon to stand , and ho was sent by thorn to advocitolt. Mr. Casper rose and read the vote cast In Jolferson county for and against the rail way commission It showed u maioilty of 10 vote * against the commission. Ills showing knocked the wind out of the gentle man from .lulferson and created a rlpplu of hum-liter at his expense , Mr , Keckley made a powerful speech to show the utter wortlilossiiess of the commis sion and quoted Incident after Incident in his own county ( York ) to support his posi tion.Mr Mr , Moiklojolm said that ho ngiccd with the printed statements of the railwa ) commission , who recommend a repeal ot the present law It it could not bo amended , llo believed the com mission law was no law at all , It Had coit the state y.M.000 , und should bo repealed with out delay , llo would vote to adopt the minority report of the committee. Up to this tlmo Mr. Colby nad not said a word but he knew his opportunity , lie moved that the three bills foi ihoiepeal of the com mission bo placed ou the uoneral tile. Mr. bteijlug moved to amend by rnoy- me that Ihe minority report be adopted. Mr. Colby madu a louU appeal tor time to stop and consider. It wus unfair and uii- wl > e for the senate to take up thU bill or any other one of the rojiiUr order and push it through. Ho had never asked U for u bill ho had intro duced and nevct would. The chair interrupted to say that the adoption of the minority report would put the bill ou tue uvueral tile , Tills announcement very much disconcerted the advocate of procrastination , but ho gathered himself up shortly and strueK out on a now lay. llo did not propose to see a minority report cmbodvIng such stutr as did this ono bo adopted If ho could prevent It , This remark raised the native Ire of Mr. Keckloy , a member ot the railroad com mittee , who jumped up ami said : "Now jou arongaln trj Ing to befog this senate just to kill time. " Mr. Colby replied : "lam scckln ? simply justice. I onlj ask for this bill what Insklor my own. Because jou gentlemen stand hereto to howl that jou are for the Intercuts of the bcople , that does not tuiKe It so. It Is not In the mouth of any man In this senate to 1111- pticn my motives In advocating any me.isuro. 13 Icld lo no man on this floor , when It comes to n question of Into/rlty , Anv man who says I run n lallroad attorney 1 will say In his face ho Is a liai. " 15 > this time tlio senator fiom 0 ige had worked him self up to a veiy hlirh pitch , but n motion to adjourn was carried nnd shut olT his wind , AnnusooN- s < iov. The senate met at ! t o'clock. I'lm callei los nnd lobbv vvuio crowded , and visitors' easy chairs In the senate chamber were all taken , the hotiso having adjourned lor the after noon. Mr Stetlingmoved the previous question , which was upon the adoption of thomlnoilty ropoitoftho railroad committee. Thoaves and najs being c tiled foi. tliootii stood It ) In lavorot the adoption of tlio minority le- poiland II against It. This vote shows the nntl-commlsslon strength to hive gained one vote since moiiiliig , ami Is on almost certain Indication that some strlnuont railway legls- nthm may bo expected this session , as both houses havooxpiessed themselves squarely In favor ot the suppression of the state railway commission , which Is to bo wiped out to give way to legislation which the people demand , 'those who voted for the mlnuiity teport which was signed by Messrs. ICecklcy ( who vviotc It ) , Llninger and Kobblns , wete the tollowliig : Those who voted agilnst the adoption of Iho minority report , or who are In lav or of : tlie. continuance ot'the railway commission , were the follow ing : Urown , Itiiinliaui , Campbell. Colby , Con- cer , lleirtwcll , Holmes , Kent , Lindsay , Linn , Majois , McN'anmr , Moore and Snell. Mr. Schmlnkc then called up the specivl ordei , which was the Hutlei-Holmcs contest case. Ho renewed his motion to permit the contestant ( Govornoi Utillei ) lo appear on Hie floor of Iho sen.alo , which was voted down. This meant , ot course. Hint no he.ir- IIIR would ou granted the contestant and as Iho senate knew nothing of tlio case , they could do nothing else than except Mi. Holmes' certificate of election. .Mr. Colby moved the adopllon of the ma joiity report , ( which was in favor of seeming Mr. Holmes in his seat ) , which was amended by Mi. Casper , that thu mlnoiity report bu adopted. Theveasand nays being called , the vote stood 1C to 17 agiiust the amendment. A like vote was then taken In the majority ro- poil , which resulted 21 lor and 10 ugamst. Thus the doom of Governor Hutlci was sealed and n Ionic-drawn-out controveisy brought to an Ignominious end , There was considerable feeling cxpiessed by some of the member son the question , Mi. Congei , when his name was called , said ho de-shed to be excused from voting foi tlie piesout. Mr. Vandemaik made the same request , which caused Mr. Schminke to positively object to sucli dodging of voles , as ho termed it. llo was not afraid to put himself on record , and wanted the other mumbeis to do tlie same. After the vote had been taken Mi. Conger said : "It is not because 1 wisli to dodge my vote , by any moans. 1 think tliat it lias been w rong from tlio btart lliat those gentle men weio not permitted to bo heard. The evidence before tlio senate has been vciy meagre and vciy low senators know any thing about it It has been reported on the p.aic of the majority , and that ma jority is composed of gentlemen whom 1 respect , and in tiieir judgment I have confidence. The mlnoiity report has been given us by a gentleman whom 1 respect , but 1 think it proper ami right , and voted to have tlio Iwo contestants given an opportunity to make tlieir cases plainer to tlio sun.Uois. This aclion just taken is vvioug. At other times men have been allowed to come before us and I sco no reason why these gentlemen should not bo P'umltlod to eomo belore us. I will vote no. " Mr. V.indemark explained as follows : "Mi. President , I am not like the gentleman from Sheiman ( Congei ) . 1 icillv want to dodiro my vote , [ laughter ] and I have good loisons lor doing so. I am plated in n pe- culi.u position. 1 do not w ant tope my v oic neecssaiy to keep a man in 01 put him out , and lei that reason 1 reiterate lh.it 1 wish lo dodge mv vote. But alter the question has come down to this lliat Ibis senate wishes to doago tlio responsibility ot Investigating a case in which every Amencan eiti/eu Is interested - terested 1 do not propose to vote upon thn question. I have icad this testimony , anil I assert hero upon tlio door ol this senate that moro outrages nave been committed In Nemnha precinct than in South Carolina and Mississippi. I am frco to admit that w lien this question was lirst meseiited 1 thought it was political and po litical only. 1 thought it was an adverse question upon which Iho senatorial Issue of tlie state rested , and that lliat was all there was In it ; but 1 am now convinced that Cap tain Humphrey and G. K. Goudy did perpo- Iralo hUh eiimo and misdemeanor nsalnst thoelectoisof Turkey Creek and Pawnee City. I votelo seat Governor Uiillor. " In Ills explanation Mr. Casper said ho didn't believe In complimontinz anvbody In a case like this , and ho voted for the minor ity report because ho didn't think tlio major ity of the committee ever Intended lo make a fair loport. Hut as the senate had scon lit lo kill Iho minority loport ho would not detain Iho senate longer , and voted yea. Mr. Moore thought the majority repoit just and voted for It. Mr. Sehmlnkosaid ho had mot with the committee , hulas he was no lawyer he told those of It who vvero to go ahead and draw up the report. Ho expected it would bo fair and just , but It was not. and ho refused to sign It. Ho thciefoie made a minority report , ami not ono of the committee had assailed ii betoio Iho senate , but they appealed to have put up a job and bound themselves loguthei to keep Mr. Holmes in Ills seat. Tlio vote just tnuan had given the He to his repoit. Ho know that the crimes committed in tills election hnd been worse than any -Mississippi. . Ho had been told that If he didn't Keep still on this sub ject an effort would bo made to get the pio- hlblllon vote to dofeal him next election. He declaied that ho was not elected on that Issue. Ho was not a saloon-keeper or a brewer , but simply n miller. Ho wasn't afraid to talk against any attoinoy in thih contest case. Captain Humphioys was enough todrlvo auvbndj nvvaylrom the polls. What business had ho to go to the polls and ask questions ? What were the judges ot election for ? llo then aualgned tlie crime committed In the manipulation ot the tickets , by which the judges knew how overjbody voted , which was contrary to law. Governor nutter had earned the county In which Mr. Holmes lived by eighty majority , and vet was beaten in his own ( ravruuo ) by fraud. Mr. Sterling said that ho had examined the exhibits of ballots that vvero alleged to bu fraudulent and rejected by the election board , and thought such rejection In open violence of the existing election laws. If there w era a sufllcle-nt number ot those bal lots rejected , nnd ho believed there weio , then Governor Duller was elected. lie voted uo. NOTFS Mr. Moiklojohn looks at the legal aspect ot all questions , and dives down and hshes tin some unlocked for legal point which is usually decided well taken. He is a hard worker nnd knows a thing or two. Just before the vote was taken which snowed the complexion of the senate on the railroad question , a lobbv 1st stepped up lo a senator and attempted to dictate how he should vote on the question. The senator af terward told me that hecould not bo torced to vote on any question , no matter what , and In thus Instance he voted for the repeal of the commission law. The follow ing groundhog resolution was offered this afternoon by .Mi. Wright : JJCsolved. Ihat thobonato return especial thanks to the American groundhog for his seclusion ou this memorable occasion , hoping that hoar frost and humid clouds may obscure the guu during the live long day , and that early spring bring buds that sinij , wUUgut a l < mg delay. The committee of the whole this afternoon recommended the passaeo of S. t\29 , which Is another bill to lope.al the railway commis sion. 'this action makes assurance doubly sure. sure.A resolution was offered fixing the thirtieth dav of the session ns the last day upon which bills may bo Introduced In the senate and failed of passage. The rules were suspended and the memor ial to congress asking the passaso ot the Miller live stock bill was passed by tlio senato. Mr. Colby looked uo the Hnn reporter to-day to nsk him to have pity on a poor orphan , and then asked tlio scrlbo If ho had not heard the story of the boy w ho had killed his father and mother , ami then asked tlio court to have moicv upon him a poor orphan , If Colby considers the lallroad question ono of his patents , the vototo-div would indicate that the alleged parent Is not quite dead. _ Doings lit tlio tlonsn. l.tvrot.v , Neb. , Pet ) . U-Speclal | Tele gram to the DII : : . | Kecommendatloiis made this morning , after the house convened , by standing committee ? , as follows : Dills to pass : Authoring the flalo of lauds owned by the state of Nebiaska , and hoiulofoio leased under specific law ; giving OWPCIS of male animals n Hen upon the get of such animals , provided the ownoi of Ihe she hie for lecout n description of the progeny within twenty davs after the bhth ; refunding to the cities bf Uo.itilco and Co lumbus money paid for registration of bonds : appropriating Si.STO lo pay lor tlie publica tion of constitutional amendments submitted last November ; to establish a homo for Indi gent soldlois , sailors and marines. Dill to uot pass : 1'or relief of William Pul ton , of Otoe county ; tocieato an immigration bureiu. Several bills were ludellitltelj post poned. Mr. McConaughy asked for the report of the committee on constitutional amendments upon the bill providing lor submission ot a constitutional amendment to prohibit thu manuf.ictuio 01 sale ot liquor. Mr. SUter , cliahman of tlio committee , re plied that the majoiity loport was ready , but ho was willing toi preparation of the rninor- Itv repoit. Mi. Caldvvpll moved that when thn house adjoin ned at noon It should bo until 10 o'clock a. m. to-morrow. In support ot his motion ho stated that the committee on public lands nnd buildings , ou Insane hospital and other asjlums go to Duatiico this afternoon. The motion pi ov. ailed. The house thus gives away the afternoon for tlie accommodation ol tvventv-flvuoi tliht ) membeis. Tlie real leason for the adjourn ment is that Son itoi-elect Paddock will give areeontlon.it lleatrico tills evening , and a special train is to tun from Lincoln foi tlie accommodation of members. The incidental obiectot adjournment Is to cause fartliei delay on the railway crmimission bill and othei measures of pressing impoitanee. Thu vote to adjourn was taken without many members of tlie house rellectlnc upon the propriety of the action and subsequently an effort was made to reconsider tlio vote and take a recess until 2 o'clock this aftei- iioon , but the Hist failed and the second was niled out ol 01 derby the speaker. Under mo tions , Mi. llauison o Saumlois intioduccd one lor the appointment ol a committee ot three to inspect railroad bridges across the Platte rivoi at Ashlandi Fremont and Valley and ascertain if the bridge at Valley forms ice goiges which cmses water to overflow laims , destrojing cultivatnblo land. TheiPsolution was tabled. 'Ihe following bills were Introduced : Uy liiek To amend section lu and 74 of article 1 of chapter 77 of the compiled statutes of Nebraska forlSSS entitled "llcvo- nue. " Uy Miller To poifect the title to the soulh- east of the southeast quarter and the south east quarter ot the southwest quarter ot sec tion 0 , township 8j V3fo. , of ranee 7 Kast Lancaster counryMn trio state of Ne braska for the benell of the permanent school fund. .By McCann To transfer the obligations of purchases of school lands in cases ot as signment. Uy Norrls Per the relief of Erra Leonard Smith. Uy Cope To prevent swindling. ByKwing To amend section Sit of tillo ] 1 cnlltlcd "Executions" ot Ihe code of civ 11 piece line and lo repeal Iho said section bo amended. Uy Kuclis Giving town boards jurisdic tion to vacate and establish roads In certain cases. ly ! Vc.ach To amend sec'lon 1'i , chapter 10 , compiled statutes ol Nebiaska and to ic- peal said sections. Uy Sinjth Kelatinp to evidence in actions upon accounts in certain cases. Uy Hoimrod Authorising tlio incorpora tion of union depot companies. Mr. Cole resuiiccted the bill grintlng § 10 00 to every veteran ol the hist and second end regiments ot Xcbiaska volunteers fiom the paw of indefinite post ) oncment into which It was imprisoned jesterday. Tlio house then adjourned until to-monow. Mistake of the LIVCOT.V , Neb. , Peb. 2. [ Special to the UIE. : ] Thohousoof lepresenlallvos of the loglslatuio made a mistake to-day. It Is to bo hoped thai It will not bo fruitful of tlio re sults which arc hoped for by the members who Investigated it ; but the enemies of honest raihoad legislation have certainly scoied anothoi point. 'Ibis morning Mr. Caldwcll of Lancaster county , who Is Mi. Agoo's alterego in every thing of moment , succeeded in securing passage of a motion that when the house ad journed at noon It should bo until to-morrow at 10 o'clock. The excuse for the motion was that the committees on public lauds and buildings , insane hospital mid other asylums desired to visit the state Institution at Ucatrlco lids afternoon . Should ev 01 y mem ber of these committees go only thiity-ono members out ot tlio 100 In the house would bo absent. As it tiansplres , however , from Inquiiy , ojly about twenty of these gentlemen deslicd to go to Ueatrieo on Ibis paillcular day , and there was nolhiiig very piesslng about anyone going until the latter part of the week. The object , theiefoie , of cutting the session of the house shoit is to bo lound In some othei direction. It Is not possible , to say the least , that the adjournment was taken to prevent consldeintion lei another day of Iho bill which botli Messrs. Caldwell and Aireo are vigorously opiiosmgto repeal the railway commission law , The purpose ot such delay can bo easily explained. Not only aio D. & M. and Union Pacltie lobbyists In Lincoln and conspicuous in and about thu legislative halls , but the geueial manager , general freight agent and general constiuc- tlon superintomlentof thu Premont , Ukhorn & Missouri Valley. Messrs. Pitch , More- house and Hall are huio actively exerting Ihemselveslo prevent passage of the same bill. As jour coirespondent is writing ( Jen- oral Manager Pitch Is talking with membeis of the house and examining the railway bills which have been Introduced. It Is not to bo presumed that ho Is dointr it for pure enjoyment's sake. Such a converging of railroad interests at the cap ital Is evidently only for ono purpose lo se cure , If possible , the defeat oftho icpeal bill or to cause fatal delay In its consideration , If the house had uol adjourned ihls impor tant measure would have been reached In committee of Iho whole to-day , It Is now probable that the railroad committee will re- poil back . Acce'o bill , amending Iho present commission law , and palpably n corpoiatlon measure , to morrow morning. Then the house will have on tile a bill to perpetuate the obnoxious law , and an attempt will un questionably be made to foicu its considera tion befoio the repeal is finally acted upon. Ihus the less acute membe'is of tlio house will become confused and they will lose sight of the ono tlilutr which they know their constituents want them to do. ' 1 ho Premont , Klkhorn A Missouri Valley company aio opening up a lai go nnd fertile country In Northwestern Nebiaska. Tnoy want the commission sjstem retained anddo not want any legislation on freight rates or passcnser rates. WHh headquarters In Omaha , vvheiethoy will buestahlished within two years , thocornp.any will become one of the most powerful corporations in Nebraska. 1 ho presence of the chief oflimls hero al this particular lime is therefore very sug gestive. Andthero are icasons lo believe that these gentlemen aio also interested In securing the defeat of the Omaha chaiter bill. 'Ihey profesa indifference regarding bP railroad bills to outsiders , but to members they talk most earnestly , and It Is reported , even .suggestively. Ono member has chanced his mind slnco jcstcnlny. The vote lu the senate - ate toilay whereby the minority report on the commission repeal bill ( which report favors n repeal ) , was adopted , was something ot n deadener to the corporation expecta tions , but the lobbyists are working actively nnd oven desperately and will make strenu ous exertions to delay the bill's further pro gress. Although It Is somewhat too early to deter mine what the appearance of Mr. Ageo s bill will be when It is repoited bv the committee , It will interest m.anj to read the following paragraphs fiom It : "And It shall not bo deemed n sufllelent oxctiso or justification of such discrimina tion on the part of such rallioad corporation thai the rallioad station 01 point at which It shall charge , collect , or recelvo the same 01 less intes of toll 01 compensation for the transposition of such Height , or for the use and transportation of such railroad ear , the greater distance tuin toi the slunter dis tance , is a lallroad station or a point where tlieio exists competition with any other rail road , except In cases where the bo ml of com missioners have b > special rule permitted such discrimination at such station or point. " "Except In cases where the board of com missioners have bj special rule peimitted such discilmiiiatlon , " Is cood. Mr. Ageo Is generous with thu i.allioad commission to such an extent tlntbj pissing the bill with that section lu It the lo lslaltire would delegate - gate to the commission a powei that would bo a constant menace to the ' \holo law , and would practically make the piuvlslon against discrimination a dead letter. The whole bill Is full of these adroit protecting clauses. Here Is another : ' 'The bo.iid of rallroid commissioners are hereby directed to make lei each rallioad coiporatlon doing business In this stitp , as soon ns prActtciblu , a schedule of reasonable maximum rates of chaiires foi the transportation of pnsscngeisand ears on each of said lailroads. " Isn't that nice ? In tlio meeting of tlio committee last night Mr. Cameron desired to add to this clause sub stantially the following : "Provided , that no maximum i.ito so Used by the commissioners shall bo greater than 70 pel eeut of the li. ite M. rates on Januaiy 1 , issr . " Would Mr. Ageu consent to that addition ? Not much , llo excitedly opposed it , and said that it "would spoil the whole bill. " It piobably would spoil some of the nttrnctlveiiess ot it tor the eoipoi ations , in whoso behalf the bill Is introduced. Fn\ornlIo ) Per t'nt. LINCOLN' , Neb. , Peb 2. [ Special Telegram lo the lii i.l : The committee on chlms In the house will report fav01 ablj in the mornIng - Ing on Pal O'llawes' claim for 1S,5. | 0. < 30 , nnd inilavdrably on O.r. . Owen's claim foi SWO as compensation lor horses killed because they were diseased. rj TKA.PKIO ASSOCIATION. It ItcKoHes toMutntiiln Co 11 tracts Per the Present Cnic vao , Feb. 2. At n gouei.al meeting of the Centinl Trnllle association held lioio tp-day the following icaolutions weio adopted : Ucsolved , That It is the sense of Ihls meet ing that tlio present association and pool contiacts in existence thereunder bo con tinued and the obligations Involved theiein bo can led out in good faith until the pending intci-state commerce bill becomes operative on the railroads ot the United Stales nnd Iho present association and its contracts aio dis solved by the formal action of the association 01 continued in some now lorm ; that the as sociation records its deslto that the difficulties pending in the pools at St Louis , Peoria and Indianapolis may bo adjusted in tlio spirit of the contracts itillng at those points and as expressed in the above resolution. lie-solved , Tliat this association records Its determination to maintain the basis of the 80 cent rate nt Chicago until other action is taken by the association. The question of continuing the association was referred to the executive committee who nro to moot nt Cleveland Tuesday next and report. .Judge T. M. Cooley. receiver of the Wabash company , Is a member of tills com- mlllec. Bribery In the Illinois Si'itiXfirii.i.D , III. , Feb. 2. A ripple of excitement was caused in the house this morning by Merntt rising lo a point of priv ilege and reading an aitlcle in a St , Louis papci , giving a repoit of a speech made by Kepiesenlallve U.iiley bcfoiea labor meeting in Last St. Louis , the evening ot .l.anuaiy M , in which he stated , while the labor caucus was balloting foi senator , DKon had been called out by a piomlneut business man ol Chicago and told in ettect tliat votes lei Paiwell weio vvortli liom Sl.UCO to fe'i.OOO. ' Men ill wanted an explanation ol the article. U.iiley silted that ho h id sub stantially stated what tlie article represented him as sajlmr. Merritt wanted to know it the person who oiTeied the bilbo was a moiu- berottho house. Calls were made lei Dixon , w ho said that lie saw nothing in the article to indicate that the peison was a member of tlio house. Ho stated that ho had been called out ot the caucus by a business man fiom Chicago cage who proposed to him tliat if he ( lIxon ) would control live votes ho could control the same niimbni and thus block the election ol Parwell and lliat tliero was a big ! speculation In it. Dixon said , In reply , that ho Indig nantly repelled tlio proposition and returned to the caucus and informed his colleagues. Vance Was the man w ho made Uiis pro position amembei ot this house ? Dixon He was not Mei iltt stated that ho had'beon In llieletrls- latmo nineteen veais , and that ho had never been ollercd n bribe. 1 1 remained for the Immaculate leader of the labor party ot Chicago to leceive fuch a pioposltion beloro ho had been in Ihe house tend.ajs , then to skulk away nnd gelnis name in the nevvs- napeis instead of coming on Ihn llooi ot tlio house as was his duty and make the maltor known. Puither discussion was prevented by the spcakei announcing thai the question ot pilvilego had been exhausted. In tlio senate Punk's bill enlarging the powers of tlie livestock commissioners' nnd appropriating monev to exteiminato plemo- pueumonm was read a second time. Stioeter otfeied an amendment , punishing bj tine any veterinai Ian who shall report ploino pneu monia when none exists. Tlio amendment was voted down , Tlio bill was amended in alow minor respects and was passed to a thtid read inc. In the house tlio follow Inir bills were lutio- dnccd : Uy Kuller , piohibltlng the employ- mcnlof gills under bixteeu jeais of ago ; by Hamilton ot McLean , appropriating S10SOJO to the 01 phans' homo at Uloom- Ington for oidluary expenses and inpalis ; by Haven , to reorgani/a the stale militia , embodying all thu recommendations made by the Illinois National Guaul association hold In Chicago In Nov umber. It provides tliat aftei three j ears' servlcu a man may ro enlist for n slioit term , and niter a term of six j eais he Is exempted from jury duty ; pi ov Ides for compensation of S3 a day foi actual servlcu ; piohlblts anybody not belonging to the na tional guards Irom carrying arms diirlnL' parades , and asks lor an appropriation of S.iO,000 tor an additional camp in the north ern part of the state , A bill introduced by Miller proposes to employ convict labor , llrst by classified labor , which Is lo bo used In the erection of buildings and walls necessary to tliu penitentiary ; to quarry and vvoik stone for sale and use upon public highways , to bo sold at remunerative prices ; to manutacturo brick for sale and manutacturo wearing up- parel , and piohlbltlm ; contract labor. Another Illc Telephone Suit. Piiii.ADKi.i'iuA , Feb. 2. A telephone suit Involving the right to erect and maintain long distance telephone w Ires betw ecu Now York , Philadelphia and various laigo clflos was boiMin in the United States circuit court by a bill in equity bled this afternoon by the attoruovs for the Drooks Telegraph Construc tion company. The defendants nro part of the Uell telephone syndicate and have or ganized a corporation which has recently opened offices In various cities. The plaint iffs claim they bought the exclusive light under patent to make nnd use metallic cir cuits throughout the United States for a teim of seventeen > ears from Pebruarv , Ibbl ; that thov have expended largo sums of money in perfeetinirthusvstem , but that defendants are v loiating this oxcluslv e rlcht. It Is claimed thai thu rapid application of the lout- distance telephone to modern business purposes ren ders the prospective value Of OWlUTAhlp Ot the metallic circuit to bo contested In the courts second only to that ol tbo telephone Tllli INDIANA CONTEST. Turplc Dcclnroil Mooted United States Senator. IxntAX.vrot.it , Ind. , Pob. 3. Turplo has been elected United States senator. During the balloting for United Stales senator IJopresetitatlvo Uoblnson arose nnd made a .statement of the agreement onteied into by himself and Gatc , Glover nnd Mackey to secure the election of Allen. Ho nddcd that ho was now convinced It was hopeless to en de.avor to elect for senator any man not a niombor of the two gie.at paitles , nnd ns his constituents woic urgent In their dcminds , ho had decided to cist his ballot tor I'm pie. This announce ment was greeted with wild , enthusiastic clieeis from ilio demociaK Gates , Glover and Mnckej , republican labor members , then made inlet expltuatlons and cast limit billets foi llairison , the vote standing : Turplo 70 , HirrlsonTI , In the senate Turplo received 8. , ILmUoii 20 ; In the limiso. I'urplu-ll , llai- risen " > l Immediately on the termination of the hoiho loll c.illbpeakei Savin announced tliat them was no election and pissed the liguies to the piesldeiit of the senate , whoso piiv ilege. It Is , uudei the iiMeement , to announce the total vote' and he at once culled out that Tnrple was elected Speaker Savro dccl.ued PuisUlcut Smith was n usurper and had no light to make sueii an nnnouiut'iiient. but the spcnket's temaiks weio unheeded and tin' announcement nindo as above. All piotosts against the votes of members ns recotded on the day the joint balloting began under the compromise ngieonienl applv to the ballot taken to day , thn sixteenth and last of the sciies. Alter Iho announcement of tlio vote Gaidlucr ( republic in ) moved thai Iho joint convention adjourn until noon tomorrow. Spcakei Savte put tlio motion and declared it muled. What fuitlier action , It anj , will bo tiken bv the icnublleans has not jot been made known. It Is uudciMooit , although not niithoiitlvcly nunounced , that the republican members will hold a joint convention to-moitow and cast their ballots lor HairUon , thus making up a formal case lor presenlalion lo the United States senate. Caiiidcii'H Frlonils Stand Finn. Cit \nr.r.s i ox , AV. Va. , Peb. 2. Twelve democrats who refused to vote for Mr. Camden - den had A conlcienco jesterday evening nnd made out a list ol senatorial candidates and submitted it to the thlitvclght Camden dem- ocials. ueruoiiiK to suppott any ono on the list. The Camden demociats met to-night and declined all oveitiues undo by the twelve , but asked the lecileltiants to return to them and md In electing Cnmdeii. llesl ns as Iloiirosentnlivo. GATATSIOV , Peb. 2. Hon. John H. llea- gau handed in his icsignallon ns a member ot thehousooC reptescntativusof tlio Piltleth congress this moinlng beloru ho left lei home , llo will suivu out his tune in tliu Poitj-riinth corigicbs. Ten Votes Per Abbott. TUHXTOX , N. JPeb. . 2. At the joint meeting of tlio le islaluro lliis noon ten democrats weio piesent , nnd all voted for Abbott for sotiatoi. Adjourned. A. Democratic SlicrilV Turns Out the County ConimiRMonciH. DINVKI : : , Col. , Peb. 2. A special fiom Paxosa Springs sajs : J. D. Martlnc7 , J. 1 * . Archulcta and Mr. Sense , republlcnn county commissioners , weio on January ! ! unsealed by the democratic sheriff named Height. The net waspeipetrated with political Intent , and the mob which followed the sheiilf after hav ing accomplished the act of intimidation burned tlie house of Mr. Scaso nt 1'asosa Springs. This last act vvns commuted Mon- dny during the nbsonco of Scenso In Denver. Last Nov ember the nbovo named commission ers vvoro elected by republican votes at the same time a democrat named Height was elected sheriff. Tliero was a irreat deal of feeling at the polls , but the piepondei.atlng Mexican vote assured Mait'nez ' Archulet.i and Scase tlieh tiiumph ovci the attacks ol their antagonists. They weio Mexicans , and tills , too. added stieimth to tlio bitteiness prevalent. Tlio feeling incieased rathei than diminished as tlie time ot their induc tion into office appro ichcd , nnd Jnmiaiy 2 , at the county seat , tlio tlmo lor tholi ofliclal appeaianco , an armed mob of lifteen or twenty detcimined men , led by Sheriff Height , foiced their way into the room where tlio commissioners weie. took possission ot them nnd locked them in the loom , declar ing it to bo theli purpose to staive them into submission. At Iho expiration ol In o or six houts , the mob poimitted iholi pnsoncis lo go. 'Ihe mob , liow ever , with the sheriff nt their head , followed Cominlssionei Scaso to his home , diagged him liom the midst of his family , and with a trim hand at his head compelled him to icslgn his ollieoas commis sioner. Tlio leslgnation so ob- talnod was nt once foiwmded toGoveiuor Adams and iiiFtructlnns sent with it that ho appoint at once a democrat In nl.ico ot Seise. Since that time the boaid n. is not met. The eommissioncis hnvo not been pci mlttcd to set foot In the county since the day they weio warned at the pwil ot their lives not to retuin. 'Iho matter vvns brought beloio the genuial assembly to day and a joint committee appointed to investigate the allalr at once , A Cincinnati Hoiif-.atlon. CI.NCI.V.VAT I , Keb. 2. 'Iho allompt upon Iho life ol Judge Pit/gorahl , of the police court , last nlgut , has produced a profound sensation. The judjc for n Ion , ? tlmo 1ms been a terror to evil doers. Only yesterday ho had over ono bundled cock lighters before him. The circumstances ; of tlio attack made last night , gives coloi to the suspicion that bomeonu interested in the defendants had undertaken thu desperate scheme of murder ing the judge. The jiulu'o was greatly prostr.icted by a ncivous shock about n vveoic ago. Aftei attending a business meeting near thu court house IIH started homo , when some ono hurled a brickbat 01 bouldei athls bead , narrowly missing him. It was daik anil the judge could not sco hls assail ml , who instantly ran. 'I'ho juilco appealed on Ihu bench as usii it this moinlng. He says ho has no doubt ho can icco nt/.o Iho voice and lorm ol his assailant. Olilo Valley Hlo < : lc ( JroworH. CiNfiNVATi , O. , Peb. 2 About torty or lift } eattlo ctowers ot Iho slates of Pennsyl vania , Ohio , West Virginia , Kentucky , Tennessee , Indiana nnd Illinois met to-day at the Grand hotel and organl/ed the Ohio Valley Cattle Growois' association for promoting meting co-opei.ition among breeders and tor holding an animal lair of stock , dairy pio- dncts , wool exhibits , etc. Judge T. C. Jones , of Delaware , O , , was made chaiimin. A constitution was adopted providing lor three dlrcctois from each ol the states named , who are to meet In duel-mail Pebrruiy 10 to name the place lor holding the lust annual lair. Mrs , Hpion' Aunt Talkn. Pirrsiiuno , Pa. , 1'eb , 2Mis. . John Arthurs , aunt of Mrs , Spies , nee Miss Van Xandt , was visited by u reporter at her resi dence in Oakland this aflcinoon. She ap peared vciy much distressed and was loth to the . "I bellove " bollovo report. can hardly , she said , "thattlie law will permit this Infamous - famous mairlau'o to sland. If it should ha decided binding Nina's lite will bo wrecked. Since this unenviable notoiletv has been thrust upon us I have been deluged with let ters from nil | > nrts of tlie countiy soliciting money and tondeilng kindly advice In re gard to the distribution ot my wealth in the event of my death. " Tlio Western National llanlc , Pim.ADU.i'HiA , Pa. , Peb. 2 United States Treasurer C , N. Joidan was in town to-day and held a conference w Ith .Samuel It. Shipley , Geoigo K , Ty'ler nnd others relative to the allotment of stock In Philadelphia of the Wcstctn National bankto begin business In Now Yoik Mav 1. It is st iteil detinitely that Secietary Manning will bu picsldunt , and Jordan U to bu cashier. Favor Omanliln ; ; Alaska WAsm.NG'ioN , Peb. 2. The house commit tee on territories to-day iavorablj considered the bill for theorgairUlm ; of the territory of STILL THE STRIKE GOES OS Now Recruits Ooustantlj JoSningtho Army of Idlers in Now Yorki NON-UNION MEN ASSAULTED SI or n I and Plnanolnt Aid Promised tlio Strikers Hy Ilio KnlKlitH of 'I'hrco States Iransportatlon Crontly Impeded. Tlio Strike In Now York. . Nnw YOIIK , Peb. 'A Tim sticets along the rlvei front this morning presented a Sunday llko appc.uaiico. instead of tlio dally rush ol vehicles of nil kinds thciu wcror only a few trucks and luuso oars to bo seeu hero and then1. A iiiajoiit ) of tlio big rail road fielght receiving and dellvuiy jilcrs wore elo-ed and work almost suspended. Tlio New Yoilc , Lake P.rlo As Western rail- 10 id ploi had , \ to\\ men at woik. The All- 7ona ol the ( iiium line aulvcd to-d.u anil mon will bo nut to work on her. Tlio Wyom- liigngenl said she would sill to-di.v. Tlio Kldorado ot tlio Morgan line arrived last1 night. As soon as tl o El Paso and New York am unloaded , the Khloradolllbo 3 biought to hei duck. The non-union freight handlers vvcronalii attacked this evening as tbey were quilting : work ill second ot tlio Noith ilverpleis. At tlio Savannah line pier two or tlueo men wore set tiDon by stiikers and beaten , pounded and kicked unmoiclfully. No ai- lests weio made. Ouo man was assaulted vvhllo a policeman stood near but did not ; dare Inteiteie on account of the uowd. Finally n loioo of police was sent to the Savannah iilei , The non-union mon wore taken away on a tug to avoid the mob. Neuly a bundled mon vvero loading Ln , Urot.igno at the Prench pier to-day. No trouble was h.ul. The Wyoming o the ( iulon line sailed to dav. Tlio Arizona Is discharging eamo. The Moigan line ploc Is piled high with freight. Ordcis vvoro given to day to icclvo no inoic. A seciet meetltiL' ol delegates representing : fifteen district assemblies ol the Knights ui ! Labor In the states ol Now \ oilc , New Jersey and Connecticut , and comprising 120,000 members outside of dlstilet assemlih . win held In this city last night , at whleh the fol lowing lesolutions weio adopted : Wheica > s , U o recognize the conlllcl now being waged against dlstilct assemblies 4" , r 103 , ittJ and the Montank dlstilct of Lone Island , .is well as various other tiado anu > i \ labor ori'anl/.itlons , by capitalists and corpo- ' 'I r.itions , an attempt to stilko a l.U.U blow at1 'IU oigani/ed labor and theieby liiere.iso their U power to oppose producers and degrade toll 11 therefore , He-solved , That we , representatives of the | combined distiiets ot the Knluhts of Labor oE I New Yoik , New Jeisey and Counectlcnt , extend to 0111 biotheis and comrades one heartlelt sMiipatliy and moial Mipport , and , if ueussuy , plcilgu to the lullcst extent 01 oiu ability oiu liiiancial aid. Coibln , of the Philadelphia & Heading comparrv , came on tiom Phlladdphl i to-div at tlio request ot the ICnlchN ot Labor to sou 1C any commomtso eould bo ellccted between the coal companies and the men on the stilko. The presidents declined to open any negotiations , saving tliey had now neatly na many men as they needed and would bo within the next day or two woiking at their lull capacity. hot in AM HOY , N. .1. , Fob 2. The Milkers ha\o induced tlmstoickeoputs heie to boycott the Pennsvlvanla nullo id company by threatening tobojcott'hem If they sold goods lo llulcoiporallon. Superintendent Barnaul belnic unable to bu/ supplies for the now men and tlio special olllceis gunidinir them , now purchases his meats and moeerios at Catndon. A tow of boats loaded with bitum inous coal started lor Now Yoik to-night. Km rum. N. J. , Feb. 2. No oysters oifi clams me being shipped from this port to Nuw York because of the Irulght handlers' strike. ' Owners ol ojsterbedsat ItedbankOceanic A Par Haven nio also unable to lill tlioir ouleia. Thev say the supplj In New Yoik will not1 last a week louder. HUN 11 it's 1'oiM , L T. , Feb. 2. Owing to the continued s'like of the htevcdoies at theli di cits and inability to ship oods , tho- De\ol .Mauufatturing company were com pelled to shut down today throwing out oC emuloymiMit between ' 00 and 400 persons. Jr.nsi.v CITY , N , .J. , Feb. A About flvo bundled and lilty tieinlit hindlers emnloyed in the depots ot the I'ennsjlvanl.a loid ill this citv stiuck v.oik at noon to iliy. Tlio men maiched out in n bed ) , but made no demoustiation. About lilty stiikini ; IOIIR- shoiomen assaulted .1 riowd ol non-union men on lludsou htitet , Hoboken , about 0 o'clock this moinmi ; itll stones and clubs rlnbhliiK them uiimeieilully. The stilkuis ' li.uo uot been ani'Sted. CHICAGO'S Conuldcrntilo l xultonii'iit Over tlio lloy Mittn ( il'Ai'inoiir'H McntR , Cinrvoo , Fob " . [ Sjiecial Telenfrain to the JJii : . | There ib much oxeltement In l.iijoi circles and amonc paekcis o\er the proposed boycott ol the Jlr local dealers who have handled A amour's meats in dlsiogartt of the bojfott of .Januiry 10. A well known Unicht said tills nioining tint the boycott was an Indirect slap at I'mvdeily. "When 57.mil the sailois , " ho hald , "issued their bojcott , nssombl/ . SI w.ts asked to join In it , but tlio old executive hoaid , whleh was eoiibcivatlvo and composed mostly ol 1'ow- derly men , lelused to have an > thmx to do with the scheme. Tills was along biclc lu November. With the new veir that execu tive board \ \ as loleascd and a i.idical board tool : Its place. Then tliu boj cott matter was ( nought up aijain and passed In the assem bly. I know .Mr. 1'owdeily is opposed to It bec.uisn It piiii's him In a bad liuht , aftoi ho had oideied the slock vaidsstiiko oil , and the dispute was supposed to havu been But tled. Ho lUmulit th.it Armour , IIH \\oll at tlio lest of the indicts , was entitled to a ic.st. ' 1 ho ahSPiublles weio ol a rllllerunt ojiinion , however. 1 doubt whether tint mat ter will bu allowed to eomo boloio the ijeiioial oxeeutivoboaid , which Is avuiso to InleifeiliiK with local disputes. Assembly No.I , it bcems to me , has a ( , 'ood many Ironu In tlio liie. Two htnUes the .slioemakcis and tlio willow v\oikws-aiu now bclnu aided by the executive bond , and thin lilt , ' bojeott will inuke IhliiKh llvch In thodlsttlct. ' 1 ho Chicago knights am about fivenly divided on the ( | uestlon of the adv Isablllty of the pioposed bojeott , which Is one ol the most .stupendous that has been attempted for a loni ; time. About half nt them bellitvo Armour vviis icaponMblu foi the doieat of the men in the lain stilkc , aid HID olhri half maintain , with I'owdeily , that Armoiii wasno moio to blame than thuotnui packeib , an that the hooil is unjust. ' 1 ho prrunoteis ot the ImjcoUb.iy it will bo nnsuccebsfiil. Armour was been and bald ho didn't wish to tallc on the subject , but hit invented an fnitiram lor the occasion , llobaid : " 1 eanalwa > H beat th imin who talks , i luvo said .ill 1 v < lsh teen on the matter. " C'liirAdo , Feb. 2. District assembly 21 Knights of Labor to-iimht lesohcd to endorse - dorso the net Ion of the joint e.xtcutivo com mittees of tliieo dlstilet HsKemblles of thin city bojffdtiiiK AiiiKiur it Co , and tho205 local butdieis and tinxerti who nru hujlnii Koods fiom that tit in. ' 1 ho meeting dceldi d tli it these linns bn notllied by a special com- inltti otliat the > willboliojcotted it they continuo - tinuo to handle Armour's pioducts. KnlloiH KlllcU at Hon. Nr.vv Yonu , Teh 3 TlK-Oulun Jlno steamer Arl/ona leached her plur todiy vMth her ensign HoatliiK at hulf-m-nt astern out ot re spect lor two of her Minif n , William Jlnecu nnd William lEoburts , who died liom the elfectsof Injuries Hii Uliicd .lanuai.v 2"i 'I'ho men were killed by b.'inp swept alonjr tlio deck by a heav > sea vvhiili waslu'd on boird during a buvero c-ile. On Mondnv alteinoon aheav ) sea struck thu HtiMiuer , fit.i tfctlnii her rompletel ) > md scvenhailors vvuio throwu aauibt the buhuuks and hOVHiul > hurt. Dr. " \ ( ! | IIU'H It pl ) to Koine. Js'rvv Ypiuc , 1M ) . " . - Die01)nn [ com- moiiccd his rejil > to UOIIM today. He t'id ' this at the buivestion of Caidinal OUiV.uu. it weui ! > to bo uudcislouU that Ut. McUl > UQ MJ ! | uot jo to Itowe.