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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , FKIJllUARY 7 , 1892-S1XTK13N 1'AGES.
DR. L GILLETT , President DR , A. V. ROBINSp , , E. W. CLANCY , Treasurer. C. E , COOKE , Vice-Presideni Medical Director. W. C. BROOKS , Secretary and Mgn H NSTIT In the State of Nebraska , South of the Platte River , OPENI PATRICE Feb. HJ , Thursday , . , . . FOR TERMS and INFORMATION Addre ( OiOl C. BROOKS Secretary , . " * BEATRICE ; NEBRASKA : Sflll RETAINS POSSESSION Governor Thayer Ttfill Now Await His At torneys' Decision. NO PROBABILITY OF AN EARLY CHANGS UumnrDeelareH That Lieutenant Governor Majcirn 1 Authorized to ItocnRiilza Uo\crnnr IJoyil'H Title If Clruiiui. Htanvcs Warrant tbo Act. LINCOLN. Nob. , Fob. 0. [ Special to Tim Bnn.1 The air has boon thick with rumors today concerning the gubernatorial situation but it may bo said emphatically tbat abso lutely nothing has transpired to change the situation from Its status of last evening. Ono report had It today that Governor Thayer bad tbls forenoon sent n , communication to Governor Boyd informing him that ho could take possession at onoo. Tbls report was at onoo found to bo untruo. Governor Thayer will bo guided solely by the advlco of his attorneys in the matter , and until they corao to some definite conclusion no action will bo taken. Tbls rauuh mny bo said : A decision hi the case will in no ways bo dolavod by the nbsouco of Governor Thayer from the stato. If tbo attorneys who are advising Governor Thavor ni'd In whom the governor has placed the disposal of tbo case arrive at any conclusion next week , and that conclusion is favorable to Governor Boyd , ho will bo ten dered possession of lib offio * at once and without further delay. Lieutenant ( lovnrnor Major * bt Charge. During the nbicnce of Governor Thayer n Texas Lieutenant Governor Majors will assume the executive functions of the omco. Ho was verbally notified of tbo proposed nbsonco yesterday afternoon and signified Ills intention to bo at the ( rovornor's ofllco Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning , The sensational statements that ho will turn the office ever to Governor Boyd as soon as Governor Thayer is boyoud tbo limits of the slate are , It Is hardly needless lo say , entirely without foundation. A definite un- drstaiiding has boon arrived nt and Jho l tuation Is exactly tbo some as It would bo If Governor Thayer was to remain at homo. It Is stated upon the best of authority that , Lieutenant Governor Majors has In bl pos session a written document fully authorizing him togivo way to Governor Boyd whenever the attorneys who have the matter under ndvlsomonl authorize him to do so. It is further bellovcd that Governor Boyd fully xindorstands the status of the case and will patiently await developments. Nothing but good words have boon ex pressed for tbo dignified position that Ima boon assumed by Governor Boyd during the past wee i' . His refusal to add an element of bitternoas to the discussion and his apparent willingness to let matters take their course unimpeded by any hasty und Iliad vised move on hu part has won for him the admiration nud commendation of men of all parties. Attorney LantbrrUonM Vluw * . Attorney G , M. Lambortson was keen this evening lu regard to the conference held by Governor Tbavcr's attorneys at Omaha j os- torday afternoon and was asked tor his view of the status of the case. Ho said that Gov ernor Tbayor's attorneys will pome to no conclusion in regard to the matter until a certified capy of the recent decision can bo secured. The clerk of tbo United States supreme premo court writes in reply to their request for a copy of the decision that tbo decision has been printed and Is now in the hands of Chief Justice Fuller for correction before being tout out. Any correction made by the chief justice will bo lu the nature of chaugos in tbo grammatical construction of sentences , punctuation , etc. , and will , of course , not of. feet tno decision itself. As soon as a copy of the dectnon van be secured It will bo poa- ilblo to coma to lomts conclusion. Mr , Lain- liorliou declined to say juat bow soon a copy of the decision CAD be secured , but tbo infer ence li that U will como wlthiu a very few Until it is received it U morally cer- tain that there will bo no further develop ments of Interest to the public. An Olllulal Opinion. , State Superintendent Gaudy today ren dered an opinion on a matter of no little im- portunco to school boaras and school teachers all ever the state. The question has fre quently arisen within the past few weeks as to whether a teacher is entitled to pav for time lost on account of the school being closed by order of tbo board on account of sicuness hi the school , such as diphtheria , etc. It has always been held In this slate bv former superintendents ttat under such circumstances a teacher could not collect pay for the tlmo so lost. The Injustice of this ruling has always been apparent , but the de partment has had no official de- ilccislon on the mooted point from the Nooraska supreme court or from the court of any other stato. Hecontly , however , the supreme court of Michigan handed down an opinion which covers the case and it is upon"this opinion that Superintendent - tondont Goudy based his decision today. ItVlis Too l.ifKf. An error was discovered today in ono of the county reports on mortgaged Indebted ness which might have led to the most rnis- cihovous results when the state report was tubulated and the total figures Incorporated in tbo annual report. The county clerk of ono county in tbo state reported tnat the farm mortgages filed for record in bis county for the month of January aggregate I $770- 8b5.Ji. ! : This amount scorned so largo in com parison with former reports from tbo same county that Chief Clerk Downs of tbo statis tical bureau at once made an investigation which resulted In a very material modifica tion of the figures reported , Tlio proper amount was found to be ? 7,70S.So. Had the first amount reported been incorporated In the annual report the calamity orators would have howled themselves hoarse in their frantic efforts to show that the mortgage indebtedness of the state was piling up ut au unprecedented rate. Nelhim Wentoier Appellln. An interesting caac found Its way Into the district court today. Kelson Wostover bad some tlmo ago been appointed adminis trator of tbo Carman estate and afterward * another administrator was appointed , When ho settled with Widow Carman ho offered her sotno 1,000 worth of notes In settlement of u final claim ofM70 , which latter amount ho haa boon ordered to pay into court. Mrs. Carman accepted , but afterwards wished to withdraw from the agroemeut. To this Westovor agreed , but the attorney who bold the notes for collection , and who bad suc ceeded hi collecting some of them , refused to glvo up the notes until ho hud been paid his fees. Both parties refused to pay the foes , and thD prohato court ordered \\'ustovor to pay them. Tbls bo declines to ilo , and has appealed the case to tbo dlsliiot court , Oildn anil liniti , Hurry Chaffco who was charged with forgery was. today bound ever to the district court. In uofault of bnll ho went to jail. Mary E , Whitman , arod ! M , dropped dead at uer homo near this city last evening. Her death U attributed to heart failure. Mis.s Evn Howard , au oitlmaulo young girl 17 years old , died at the homo of her parents at it late hour last night irom the effects of n severe attack of the grip , Ono-twclfth ol the votes In the Waltn- Baker contest have boon canvassed and they show a not gain of seven voles for Mr. Walto , Baker's plurality was 141. IHSXrtttt Jl.lS A JUG F.lILUltK. \ Vent era Farm Mortgage Trust Company In thu Hands of the SheHir. DBNVKII , Colo. , Feb. 0. Tbo Western Farm Mortgage Trust company Is in trouble. An injunction was Issued yesterday , re straining tbo present manager from con ducting any further business , and asking that a receiver be appointed. A suit was alto Instituted by Henry Anstico asking for the payment of a (1,000 debenture bond and Interest on tbo sarno for ouo year. Nor Is this all. Deputy Sheriff Hay last night took possession ot the ofilco and fixtures of the company , armed with two attachments ouo of f75 for Siumf & Steurcr , and tbo other for f 1,035 for B. M. Fowler. Rumors for some time past have boon detri mental to the company , and on Monday a meeting pt tbe eastern ttockholders took place la Rochester , N. Y. A largo number of the largest stockholders are eastern men , and own many thousand dollars worth of stock. Most of these attended the meeting , and what was done bas not yet been ascertained. Two reports have been received - coivod hero. Ono is that tbo meeting had voted $ 200 to tide tbo company ever the dull season , which amount , it is claimed , is sufll- clent to put the concern on a basis on which by peed management its reputation con bo sustained. The company was organized about seven teen years ago In Lawrence , Kan. , and has done a business which annually amounted to several million dollars. It has at present ever $10,000,000 scattered over the country from Maine to California , as well as many largo loans in England. In August , IS'JO , the company was reorganized and in corporated tinder the laws of Colorado , with headquarters at , Denver. The "Hold yo'ir ' wheat circular" was the cause of t' ' failure , as the farmers were holding tnelr wheat and bad no money to meet their debts. The officers claim that if given time thocompany will get on its feet again. No moro attachments bnvo been levied on tboVcst \ Farm Mortgugoand Trust company of this city. Thii only now move in the matter was in the appointment this after noon by the district court of Georpo W. E. Griffith of Denver as receiver of the com pany. The officers of the company say that embarrassment of the company is only tem porary. Jtcittrlneil from Il pohlng of AHsetn , LtwiiKNCC , Kan. , Fob. 0. Judpo E. E. Shaw of Loavenworth , ICan , , attorney for Abram S. Brewer and Cbarlcs Biddlo of Pennsylvania and other btockuoluors filed suit in the district court today against the Western Farm Mortgatre and Trust company of Lawtvonco and Denver , Missouri Valley Land Company and American Real Estate and Trust company of Denver , asklnc that they bo restrained from disposing of their assets. The petition alleges that officers of various companies arc manipulating the business to the disadvantage of the stockholders. Tem porary restraining order was issued by tbo court. Tbls suit is brought in vlow of at tachments sued out against the Western Farm Mortgage company at Denver yester day. day.Dr. Dr. CuUiinoro , oeulist , Boo building AllllKiiTKn AX ALI.KUKI ) 3IIXii > TIStt. Ilov. A , SamiioUorciik'HRci In Jail for WorkIng - Ing tb ItiillroiiclH. Ciutuao , 111 , , Fob. 0. In a letter to Chair man Finloy the Hock Island call attention to u person now languishing in the county jail hero who represented himself to that road as Itov. A. Samuels , a duly ordained minis- tcr of the Calvary Congregational church of this city. On this representation a clergy man's half faro per milo ticket was furnished him and it was afterward found that bo had sold it to a broker. The man was arrested while selling clergymen's permits , of which ho bad several. Tko Hock .Island notifies Chairman Finloy that the ticket Issued by that company has been bullntincd. iiun Aniioii * . NOIIKOI.K , Va. , Fob. 0. Early this morn ing the British steamship Polynesian of tbe Allan line , bound for Baltimore from Liv erpool , ran ashore near tbo lighthouse at Capo Henry , She bad on board au assorted cargo and had boon out from Halifax since the 2nd Inst. She is lying easy , 1,500 yards from tbo beach , with the crew all safo. Tbo bteamor Rescue , with barges , cables and anchors , has gone to her assistance. Mom New York CrankUin. NEW YOIIK , Fob. 0. A crank who gave his name as Peter Leonard was arrested curly this morning in front of Inspector Byrnes' house. Ho hns been hanging around there for some days and says that Inspector Byrnes has ( T > 00 of his mouuy , which the Inspector , bo claims , Invested III the Louisiana lottery , and ho wants hit money. The crank was tanen to Bellcvuo hospital for examination. hliot Through I bo llntlii , CUSTEH , S. D. , Feb. 0.-Special ( Telegram to Tin : Bee. ] William Carl Jacques , aged 8 years , accidentally shot himself with a re volver. The bullet entered tbo inner corner of tbo loft eye , ranging upward through thu brain , cautiai ; Instant death. CHECKS GO WITH THE BIDS County Oommissioners Establish a Prece dent After Much Oonsideration. WHERE DOES THE COUNTY CLERK FIGURE I'lno Combs anil Whisky , Uxnl In Fornaril- Ine rulillr Health , Will He 1'altl lor by the CountWhrn Prop erly Ordered. The Board of County Commissioners held the regular weekly meeting yesterday after noon. Most of tbo tlmo was consumed by Major Paddock. His first move was to roast County Clerk Sackett and It happened in this way : At a prior meotinir Mr. Sackett had been Instructed to iuvito bids for furnishing groceries , meat and soap for the county hospital ; Ice for the court house and jail , and lumber for bridges. Following out these In structions , the clerk had so advertised and the usual number of bidders bad responded. The bids without being read were opened and referred to the respective committees. Mr. Sackolt asked what was to become of the certified chocks that accompanied the bids. Ho stated that in some instances when bids bad boon banded him , upon being In formed that they contained checks , bo bad given receipts. Duty of the County Clerk. Major Paddock arose and demanded to know by what right the clerk assumed the authority of receipting for bids or chocks. The olds were the property of the board , and the clerk had but ono duty to perform , that of receiving the papers and turning them over to the board , Mr. Sackott understood that the checks were made payable to his order , and for that reason ho fell that bo was personally re sponsible for their safe keeping. "What riBht have you to assume such a proposition ! " demanded Major Paddock. "Tho bids , you know , are to bo turned over to tbo chairman. " ' Mr , Berlin stated that'-'s'uch ' an Idea was the greatest assumption'jUpon the part of Major Paddock. Tbo lijw'was clear and pro vided that all bids should lie received by tbo county clerk. Ho deflou tbo major to show any law by which the ctiairman or any other member of the boarci hadfauy right to touch tbo bids until after thoyworo opened bv the clerk and referred to tblf proper committee. Tbo chair did not know where tbo chocus should go. Ho thought'hoy ( might romiuii with the bids ana passTnto the hands of tbo committees , and agaiii bo thought they might bo left with the clors to be locked in the vault. -1'1 Mr. Berlin Insisted that be did not want to bo fold responsible for ; miy of the checks. He was not the chairmah6f ; any committee , arid In fact was only a small minority. Major Paddock was otlho opinion that the chairman of a committeenvas tbo responsible party , and that such chairman was capable of looking after any checks tbat might get Into his hands. Chairman Timmo then rendered the opin ion that tbe checks would bo safer In the hands of tbo clerk , but upon a vote being taken bo changed , and they wont with tbo bids Into tbo bands of tbo committees. As boon as that matter was settled Major Paddock offered another opinion , which waste to tbo effect tbat according to bis way of thinking when bids were referred they should bo scrutinized by only the members of tbo commltUo having them In hand , Such bids were the property of such committees and should not bo bandied by any member not on the commllteo. The democratic ma jority , which constitutes nil of tbe important committees , viewed tbo matter In that light and tbo suggestion was adopted. Tbe bond of the German Savings bank In tbo sum of tsU.0,000 for tbo safe keeping of tbo county fuudc was approved , Mu t Never Uo ItC lu. Major Paddock indulged in another little talk. Ho staled thai bo had examined the drug bills of Alfred Schrooter , $92.90 for the month of November and $90.55 for tbo month of December , 1891 , and hud found them cor rect. The articles charged had boon fur- nishod. though some of thorn had not bean furnished on the orders of persons who were very high up in authority. Ho bad found that tbo counlv had been charged with winos and liquors , toilet articles and otbor things that were moro ornamental than useful , but In most casfts the purchases were of articles that were for tbo public health. Ho hoped that In the future the druggist would not accept ordcn from persons in supposed au thority , but would deal exclusively with tbo county physician or the county commis sioners when trading with Douglas county. Witb that understanding the Dills wo-o al lowed. The bond and contract of H. B. Mayor for constructing a nile bridge over the north arm of Cut Off lake was presented and ap proved. For this bridge the county pays at the rate of $4.SC > per linealfoot. , The bridge will bo about 500 foot In length. W. A. Sherar asked to bo appointed constable - stable of West Omaha precinct ; referred. The board received information from tbo officers of the insiuio asylum at Lincoln that Douglas county bad six incurables in that institution , and tbat they should bo removed at the earliest possible'data. During tbo pendency of u discussion of whether the clerks In tbo ofllco of probate judge should bo paid out of the general fund of the county , or whether they should bo paid out of tbo foes of the ofllco , the board adjourned to moot again Wednesday after noon. Jt.lISKI ) A 1'OUUIIMl. Kvlilenco In the Trial of Major Overman by Court-Martial , CI.EVKI.AND , O. , Fob. 0. At the Overman court-martial today Colonel Gardner , for the accused , admitted that Major Overman re ceived $ ) ,150 from a firm atSaginaw , Mich , , as an engineer officer , and failed to account to tbo government for It ; it was also ad mitted by Gardner the major received sums of nionoy said to have been received by him in specifications of the first charge , and tbat ho failed to account therefor , but tbo fact that such re tention of funds was unlawful or that moncv wns intended for military service is denied. Several witnesses wcro then examined. Evidence was introduced by the prosecu tion to show that tbo defendant bought for his own use a lot of pearl-handled knives and charged them to tbo government as bag screws. Evidence was also Introduced to show that William Harris , who was ac counted for on the pay roll as watchman , boatman and guago reader , was really em ployed ns Major Overman's coachman. Mr. Lamson , u member of the dry goods firm ot Lamson Brothers of Toledo , produced a bill for cambric , amounting to $2.60. Tbo voucher for thU , It is claimed , was raised to $ -2 , ( > 0 and credited to machinists' ' services for help and for material. Mr. Lamson said ho did not furnish machinists or material to Major Overman. Court adjourned until Monday , fianTixa .iu.i/.v.r HII.L/.s.ir. AntU Will ICiule.uor to Capture Duvld'a himp Coin cut Ion. NEW YOKK , Fob. 0. Tbo following has been Issued by a committee of members of tbo democratic party who are opposed to tbo calling of a party convention In February ; The state committed has oullod a conven tion for the : d of I'obiuary for the manifest purpose of forestalling public opinion and of InlliiHiioliiK thu political action of other status by an apn.iront . iin.inliiionti dulogutlon ot Now Yoik lu favor of thu preferred candidate of u majority of the committee. 'I hit ; action of the state committee woluivi ) opposed and shall continue to opuoso to the end that all democratic : eleoloift of the stale shall havit full opportunity to bo represented and hoard , Tbo notlco concludes as follows ; In our Judgment you should fight at the primaries to elect uolngutos who regard the "snap" convention us detrimental to the tiuu IntuithU of the party , and who , In taking their seats , will movuthut the convention dis solve without taking action and , nbovo all , wo counsel constant ami earnest devotion to the great Issue * wliluh uurrlod the party to vic tory In 1MK ) , and ubsolutii loyalty to 1 he. can didate who shall be declared by the national convention of the p.irty to bo the best and truest representative of these principle * , * Dr.Cullitnorc.oy o undour.Boo building RAISED ITS SWITCHING RATES Excessive Charges Made by the Union Pacific for Handling Oars. COMPETING ROADS ARE THE SUFFERERS ( inodH Transferred to Itlinl Lines by Tea inn An Kmlcavor to Control Omulm'H I'relght Business Opinion * of 1'roinlnnnt WholcHiilu UeilerH. : The Union Pacific railway has entered on another spell of grief. It raised its switch- in ) ; charges last week , and now it has n pretty little- light on Its hands. Arrayed against the big government corporation nro all tlm otbor railroads entering Omnba , as well as many of the manufacturing and job bing linns. Union Pacific officials say the advance was miuio because the old rates \vero not re munerative. Other parties to the contro versy think it a schema of the Union Pacific to freeze other railroads out of Omaha busi ness. One of the first results is n loss of revenue to tbo Union Pacific because other lines are handling the goods of tnoir cus tomers by tourn Instead of paying the in creased tribute demanded by their com petitor. Most of the warehouses of the big shippers having trackage are located on the Union Paciilc. That company exacts n toll for every car load of freight transferred to or from other lines. Mont of this toll falls upon rival roads of tha Union Pacific , because most of the business is to or from competing points. For example , there arb. four other lines to Lincoln , and any on a of them will assume - sumo the switching charge if it is possible tlTeroby to got a consignment away Irom the Union 1'acillc. So , too , in phlpmonts other roads , in their eagerness for business , will pay the toll for handling cars from their own trade to warehouses located on the Union Pacific track. Most of the towns having merchants who buy in carload lots of Omatin houses nro com petitive points , and the Jobbers are not particularly nffcctcu ; but in tbo cnsa of ship ments to noncompetitlvo points like Chailron on I ho Klkhorn or Minden on the 1 ! , it M. the Omaha wholesaler has to pay the switch ing charge. Controls the Sltimtloti. The Union Pacific controls tbo situation In the jobbing dUulct of Omaha , and has divided it Into live switching districts. Under the now tariff botwoeii points in the same district , i * 1 ; between points in one district and points in another the charge varies from * ! to it. According to the testi mony of tbo jobbers these figures are an advance ot from lt ! : > < to 100 per cout over the old charges. Tbo tariff has been Increased In Instances from ? 3 to $ i , from $3 to 1 and fromf'J to4 , Mr , Benjamin Gallagher of Paxton & Gallagher , said in discussing the matter : "Tbo action of tbo Union Pacific is out rageous. For a witching a car from our waru- housoto the D. & M. , a distance of loss than tbroo blocks , tbo old cbnnro was f i and now it has been raised to ft , Kathor than submit to tbo robbery wo are buying our goods transferred by team and that only costs f3 n car load. Wo have sent consignments to competitive points on the Union Pacific which puid that road ( SOO to IUOO pnr car for trans portation , enough to pay 'tho increased rovouuo from switching charges for a month. It may bo a wholesome lesson to divert a few such shipments to competitors , The jobbers of Oiuubu nro not dependent on tbo Union Pacific on transcontinental business , and they ought to unite In resenting the notion of that robber concern by giving their fur west ern business to another lino. It looka as though tbo Union Pacific olllclals were tryIng - Ing to bleed Omaha to pay dividends on watered stock , but tboro U some consolation In knowing that they are not successful , and that big sums are going to Omaha draymen instead. " Mr. Euclid Martlu oi 1'arllu , Orendorf & Martin said : "Our switching charge ha boon increased from $2 to $4 , although thoB. & M. track is only two or tbroo blocks from our warehouse.Vo have boon too busy to glvo the now schedule much thought , but 1C Is a matter of considerable Importance. Wo are loading ninco cars todav. Customers frequently buy a half cor load of goods of us and direct us to have the car switched to another firm's warehouse for the balance of its load. That means a switching charge ? and the annual aggregate of thcso items Is a big sum. The increased charge seems to ute to bo unreasonable and unwarranted. " Trying to Cobble All tint lliiHlne s. Said Mr. Dudley smith ot D. M. Stcelo A Co.'H looks to mo Hk3 a scheme of the Union Pacific to gobble the business to com petitive points. If tbo other railroads should lofuso to pay the switching charge the jobbers - bers would naturally sbip by the Union Pa cific. As a matter of lact the competing roads have refused to submit to tbo In creased toll mid are hauling goods by team rather than pay the switching charges. Tbo old rate from the Elkhorn tracks to our warehouse was $ ! > . Now it Is M.'o ro- colvod fifteen oars of flour from Minneapolis tbo other day by way of the ( Jhlcago , St. Paul , Minneapolis & Omaha , and that road delivered tbo goods to us by team. Ordinar ily it takes a day and a night for consign ments from Minneapolis to roach Omabn , and then throe or four days to switch the oars from the Webster s'root yard to our waro- bonso. The fifteen cars of flour were clcllv- erod to us by team inside of n dnv without cost to us , so that wo cannot complain about that. There goes a load now , " pointing out of the window to n aniy , "that tbo II. & M. Is taking to its cars by team rather than pay the switching charge , because It can do It moro cheaply that way. " Mr. John S. Brady of McCord , Brady & Co. said : "Tho action of the Union I'.icillo will not affect our linn materially , H looks Ilka a light between tbo railroads , On freight having a low tariff like coal ana lumbrn heavy switching charge might prevent - , vent the Milwaukee and Hock Island from , being as active comDotitor.s us they havq boon. The B , fc M. asked us if It might transfer our consignments by team to Its cars. Of COUMO wo made no objection , us tbo railroad boars the expense , and the Union Pacific is losing the switching rovo- nuo. The Union Pacific has controlled the situation , but Its competitors may bring it to Uino yet. " Dr. Cullimoro , ocullHt , Boo building. OliJeeU to llm Committee. Nisw OHI.KANS , La , , Fob. I ) . The followln loiter from Hon. A. Leonard , republican nominee for governor , to Chalnniiii Cage ol the republican slate central committee , exl plums itself ; Bin : Tim campaign ooinmlltoo ivhlch you Imvo appointed Is not. In my opinion. In Imi- miinv with the HcnilmuniH or the lutu Mate uon\uiitlon of thu republican party. 1 bollovo Unit con vontlon mount uhut U sail , At all events , so fur : ib my volco In It ttuut , 1 niuuiit what 1 num. 1 must , tliurefora , ( liiollnu toco-opur ill ) with that committee , lluclt of all loader * standfj the lomihllciin pirty , To thopuity I IIIIPOH ! i. J.et us hope the parly will take sueli act.on i.a * will bo acceptable to nil republicans. I'rolltH from the Illif I'aelu'rM. BOSTO.V , Mass. , Fob , fl. A circular ha boon Issued by the Chicago Junction Hallway and th < ) Uuion Stoclc Yards company calling a meeting of the stockholders March 1 to change tbo by-laws and approve the contract with Armour , Morris , Swift nud others. The circular says the livestock purchased * * * by those packer * at the yards for the com pany are a source of o\or BO per cent of tbo Income of the yards and the removal of these pankers would result In corresponding 103ft to the company' * Income. Ki'iimrkahlo DccUlon l > yu Tetnt ( , 'ourt , liAi.vr io.v , Tex. , Fob , C. The stup uu promc court has rendered a remarkable de cision in tbo ca e of Turner vs the Missouri , Kansas & Texas road , Cross ami Kddy , re ceivers. John Turner's mother sued for dam ages and secured judgment for the death of her son , who was killed on the railroad , The case camu up on appeal and tbo judges decided - cidod tnat Inasmuch as tbo law o in ltd men tion of receivers ai > liable , they cannot bo hold responsible for damages , Dr , Cullltnoru , oculist , Boo building