OCR Interpretation


Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 14, 1896, Image 6

Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn99021999/1896-03-14/ed-1/seq-6/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 5

"ft
1 1
HE OMAHA J > AILY JBEKs SATURDAT , MAIICII 14 ,
EXAMINED THE RECEIVERS
Messrs. Clark afid Mink Up Bafoio the
Pacific Boadi Oommittoo ,
EARNING CAPACITY OF THE ROADS
Oiilulnu nstprc Ke < l ilmt 94,000,000 In
tercut Charge wfta All They Could
Htnml Amnniit of Intercut
In ttfefnnlt.
'WASHINGTON , March 13. ( Special Tele
gram. ) K Is not too much to say that the
president ot a great railway system was
never treated more fairly than AMIR S. H , It.
Clark today by a committed ot congress. It
was Mr. Clark'0 drat appearance "before such
n Inquisitorial body , although ho has faced
a federal judge and Jury upon more than
one occasion. But this Inquisition was upon
an ehthcly different plan , there being creator
Issuw at stake , and Ills testimony was there
fore looked .forward to with Interest , not
only by the committee having the Investiga
tion In charge , but by many railroad men
representing divergent Interests. And the
managing receiver did not disappoint the
crowd collected to see the chairman toasted
on the spit ot public Inquiry , the cook In
this cake "being the Junior senator Irom
Colorado , Udward 0. Wolcotl. Ono could 1\ol \
Tirlp contrasting the examination of Mr.
Clark with that.of Mr. Huntlngton , which
extended over a period ot three week * , the
president of the Union Pacific being on the
stand lees than half on hour.
When naked If the road was In good con
dition , Mr. Clark stated ho would not operate
it If It was not In tiptop shape , although he
admitted that betterments would have to be
made this year , In view of curtailments
maflo In 1S05 , In the way of steel rails and
tics. Wolcott asked If the palmy days bf
the Union Pacific might not bo re-cnactod.
To this came tlin answer from Clark that
they were gone. Conditions , he said , had
materially changed all over the country ;
there wore no railroads to build In the weal ;
lie more lands to occupy ; the palmy days of
the Union Pacific were experienced whe'n
the road had no competition. Now , he said ,
great corporations disputed , Inch by Inch , the
territory which was once enjoyed exclusively
by the Overland.
CLARK'S IDRA OP THE DEBT.
Ho asserted In answer to a question that
the government debt had l > cen paid , an
eatilty only remaining In the property , which
should ha determined by a commission iof
high-minded , ' upright business men , who ,
after making nn examination of the properly ,
might go Into the market and ascertain
the highest bidder for the same. This was
In answer to Mr. Wolcott's question as 'to '
how he regarded the government claim.
Senator PryoInterposed that ho must
treat It as a government demanding resto
ration for money expended , to which Mr.
Clark replied It he was dealing , he , as a
Tiuslnoss man , would take-tho principal and
ticalo the Interest to a cash sum , which
Wolcott thought was a most fair and liberal
etatoment , the only 'question ' arising being
.as to what amount would result from In-
lorpst balances.
Mr. Clark recited the terms of the Chicago
cage & Northwestern contract now In force
as ho remembered thorn , but remarked that
nil ifoafls touching Council Bluffs were on
harmonious terms wth | the Union Pacific.
" Ho stated this contract had been made by
his 'prcdescesjor , C. F. Adams , nnd taoitly
agreed to by the preront receivership. He
thought the road could bo 'duplicated for
$30,000per -mile , although it Tiad cost $ CO-
000 originally. In casting a horoscope of
the Country ho thought It 'would develop
beyond what it now Is owing to scmt-arlcl
lands , irrigation being a necessity and that
being In Its Infancy.
Mr. Clark will remain here over Sunday
nnd see something 'of Washington , -which
Jio has not visited In years.
IIU Mr. Oliver W , Mink occupied. , thp , . stand
iall of tho. morning nnd most df tli6'after
noon session , dealing entirely with the finan
cial questions pertaining to the system. One
funny Incident In connection with his ex
amination came out In Wolcotfs question
as to the number of receivers.Mr. . Mink
stated that the government had appointed
'two of * the five to look after Its interests.
tHe thought such a number unnecessary ,
"but admitted that 'the ' association of Messrs.
"Donne nnd Coudart had been entirely bene
ficial. "Upon the theory that there is
strength In largo numbers ? " eald Wolcott ,
which created a laugh at Wink's cxpeuso.
DETAILS OP THE HI3AKING.
WASHINGTON , March 13. The senate
committee en Pacific railroads resumed its
bitting today , devoting Itself to the Union
Pacific. Mr. Oliver W. Mink , one of the re-
'colvers of that road , was the first witness
called. Ho was interrogated by Senator Wol-
'cott , and said there was Included In the
Union Pacific system absut G.OOO miles of
Toad , of which about 1.430 miles was govenj-
fmont-alded road nnd about 1,822 miles belong
to the Union Pacific company. For these
1,822 miles the gross earnings had been for
the twenty-six months since the road came )
Into the hands of the lecoivors , $32,832,632 ,
and the operating expenses , $21.170,233 , He
said that In this tlmo the company had paid
$3,505,365 In interest (11 debts secured , espe
cially upon the company's lands , of which It
held 3,347,000 acres.
The Inquiries during the afternoon session
of the committee were devoted to the ques
tion of reorganization , Mr. Mink still being
on the stand. He sold that the Union Pa
cific , Judged by the earnings of recent yearn ,
would not bo able to assume a fixed Interest
charge to exceed $4,000,000. In any plan of
reorganization , the Oregon Short Line should
bo retained in the system. He suggested
that the United States ought to proceed In
this matter as any other creditor would ,
which would tie to appoint a commission and
empower It to negotiate for a settlement.
In response to this suggestion , Mr. Wol
cott said that possibly the United States
would be reluctant to adopt that plan In
view of the melancholy experience It was
now passing through ,
Mr. Mink said the consolidation of the
Central Pacific and Union Pacific would make
a strong combination , but that If the Ore-
Ken Snort Line was retained In the * Union
I'aclflo system , the .Central Pacific would not
too necessary to the former. Ho thought ,
however , that the Union Pacific and Kansas
Pacific should bo sold together. Mr. Mink
took positive ground against government
ownership of the road.
Mr. S. H. II. Clark , ono of the receivers ,
was examined as to the Union Pacific con
nections ot the Missouri river , and Wild the ]
road hud closer relation ? with the Chicago
& Northwestern than with any other line.
Ho know ot no reason tor the fact that the
Northwestern Influence was especially strong
In the reorganization "plan , and asserted that
ho did not know lion. Chauncey M. Depew.
Mr. Clark was prewed to make a suggestion
of the best settlement of the government
clnlm , and after first declining , he consented
to the extent of saying that he would take
the principal and ecalo the Interest. Ho
thought It better that It should bo In cash.
Mr. Clark positively said that the road was
paying no rebates , and that It was not In
politics.
INTEREST IN DEFAULT.
Mr. Mink said In reply to questions by
Mr. Wolcott Piat the receivers had paid
fiomo Interest on the debts of the branch
lines ; that the earnings from the parent rdad
had been thus diverted to hold thp system
Intact. They had not expected the receiver
ship to continue so long nnd had now dis
continued the plan. He said that $116,000
had been raid In this way on the account
nt the Kansas * Pacific railroad and $150,000
on the account of the Omaha bridge which
might otherwise linve been devoted to the
plyment of the first mortgage Interest. The
first hiortgage coupons for July , 1S95 , nnd
for January , 1896 , were In default , but ho
thought they would soon bo paid. There
was , however , no ulterior purpose looking
to rooranlezatlon , In the failure to pay this
Interest. The receiver * had always borne
In mind the Importance ot keeping the In
terest account up. They first had believed
that the earning * wonld bo sufficient to
meet the Interest and to hold all collateral
lines. They had , however , soon discovered
that this was Impossible and had early lost
the Denver & Gulf and the Oregon Short
Line , He thought there could bo no ques
tion that the main line would bo always
able to meet Its Interest. The danger would
coma when the principal should fall duo.
Ho thought that there was no doubt that
those first mortgages would bo paid so as
to protect Hie government Interest In the
main line. He could not promise so much
for the Pacific line , In which Interest amount
ing to about $7 60,000 Is now due , none hav
ing been paid since 1S94 , The line was In
the courts nnd the caw was greatly com
plicated. The first mortgage bondholders
had made nn application for Interest , but
ho did not think this failure on their part
was a part of the scheme to secure a re
organization. He thought that , on the con
trary , It was duo to the complicated con
dition of the affairs of the lino.
NOT READY TO ANSWER.
Mr. Wolcott next directed his efforts to
show that Hussol Sago and George Gould ,
who nro the * trustees for the consolidated
mortgage of the Kansas Pacific line , had
prevented the payment of the first mort
gage Interest , but Mr. Mink hesitated 'to
reply to these questions , saying they In
volved legal questions with which ho was
not familiar.
Senator Brlco of the committee here In
terposed to ray that It was apparent there
was a cloud upon the action of the re
ceivers , trustees nnd counsel In this matter
and such as to call for a full and frank
explanation. He said there was but otic
mind In the management of the entire sys
tem and the divisions were merely techni
cal.
cal.To
To this Mr. Mink replied that It had been
the constant aim of the receivers to meet
the Interest on the first mortgage bonds ,
but that the disasters of 1893 and 1894
had necessarily changed their plans some
what and It should bo remembered that
when the receivers took hold of the road
In 1SD3 Its coffers were almoat empty. He
acknowledgcd.lhero was a close traffic agree
ment between the Union Pacific and the
Chicago & Northwestern linos.
Mr. Clark said the entire Union Pacific
line of 1,822 miles had cost an average of
$60,000 per mile , and It could bo duplicated
for about half that amount at the present
time.
time.When Mr. Clark concluded Chairman Gear
announced an executive meeting of the com
mittee for Monday , when it will bo decided
whether any more hearings will bo neces
sary. _
FAVOUA1ILC IIKI'OKT OADMISSION. .
Only One Vote AKnliiHt the Jtc\v Mexico
ice 11111 In Committee.
WASHINGTON , March _ ,13. The senate
committee on territories today decided , with
only one negative vote , to report favorably
Senator Gear's bill for the admission of New
Mexico as a elate. The negative vote was
cast by Senator Sewell of New Jersey , who
gave as the reason for his opposition that
the American population was In the minority
In the territory. The other senators present
wereMessrs. . Davis , Shoup , Elklns , Thurston ,
Bite ana White , leaving Mosrs. Hill , Black
burn , Squire and Call absent. It Is under
stood that Senator Hill Is opposed to admis
sion. The bill reported Is an enabling act
and authorizes the people of the territory to
hold a constltutlciial convention , the election
for which Is to be Tield on the. sixth Tuesday
after the bill shall become a law , > the con
vention to convene five weeks after the elec
tion. The constitution adopted by the con
vention Is" to be submitted to the voters at an
election , the time for which Is to * e fixed by
the convention , and If It Is accepted , the ter
ritory becomes a state. The new state Is to
bo entitled to ono representative in congress
and to the usual quota of state officers , who
are to bo voted for when the constitution is
submitted. _
Money Anted for Mill * Ilepntra.
WASHINGTON , March 13. The bureau of
construction and repair of the Navy depart
ment today sent to the houss committee bn
naval affairs a request for a special appro
priation to put a number of war vessels into
shape for service it they are needed. The
sum of $350,000 IB asked for and the dcplirt-
ment represents that with this amount ten
ships which arc now out of commission can
bo mode ready to go Into commission If
their services shall bo needed. The com
mittee Is meeting today and discussing the
advisability of granting the request. Mem
bers predict that the appropriation will be
made.
The committee decided to recommend that
the appropriation of $350,000 bo made , and
that the money be immediately available.
They also reduced the regular appropriation
for construction and repairs , which had
been set at $14,000,000 , to $12COO,000 , to par
tially offset this action.
Nsw McvIt'o'N ilnteliooil lit .Slwrht.
WASHINGTON , March 13. The senate
Committee on territories today authorized a
favorable report upon the bill for the ad
mission of New Mexico as. a state , A
number of amendments have been made to
the original bill , but they relate only to
details as to the manner in which the con
stitutional convention shall be held and pre
liminary proceedings in the territory pre-
vlo'is to admission ,
H < 0'
PEN PICTURES PLEASANTLY AND POINTEDLY PUT.
To GIST coMHIHO siiin'rs roa use-
Attend our Saturday's 'sale ot odd lots of
$1.60 to $300 colored shirts that Wo tun out
special nt C5c atl desirable colors collars
and cuffs some of them Flake , Clark &
I'lagu's but most Ot them "Star'1 shirts
nearly oil g'zea ' but not many of a size
hardly two nillce some soiled EllRhtly not
a ehlrt worth less than UW and lots of
them $3.00 j our choice Saturday CGc. So mo
priced fancy white shirts 95e , too.
Albert Calm ,
lUdtiulvo Men's * I'lirulsliliiast for Casli.
DIM 1322
Mil. HUNUY aniFFITII WIM , HINT
At the reception to young men given at
the V. M , C. A. Saturday evening- , March
H His repertoire will include Needham'a
famous sons , "Paying- Toll , " and Falrlleld's
latest bit of doUoou ! nos3 , "The Time Will
Come When You Will llemcmber Me" a
40a Bone that we are. Introducing. We are
full of new songs und music "Moonlight
Night , " a Mexican waltz , COc "Standard
Lancleis , " by Deck , DOc and sheet music
ga'.bro at a cent a copy.
A. Hospe , Jr.
Jluslcaud'Art. 1513 D.OUglaS.
IIOIIIII.VS UNSKATKn IlV TIII3 IIOUB13.
THroc Hcmotrn ! < V ilil with O e Vlc
WASHINGTON , March IS. Xlier two
days' debate the honso , by a vote ot 173 to
69 , unseated CUaton A. Itobblns , from the
Fourth Alabama district , and declared that
Ws republican opponent , W. P. Aldrlch , was
elected and entitled to the fie&t. All the
republicans , with the exception ot Mr. White ,
And the populists nnd three democrats ,
Messrs. Cobb , Dochery and Dearmond , voted
for the majority report. The fifty-nine votes
against the republicans were cast by demo
crats , with ono exception. The case fur
nished the republicans with material for
airing their views on southern election
methods , It being admitted by the minority
that fraudulent ballots to the extent ot over
3,000 were cast for the contestee In Dallas
county. Mr. Dlnsmorevho closed the de
bate for the minority today , claimed that
the republicans porceedod on the erroneous
assumption that nil the negroes In the south
voted the republican ticket , Mr. Ilobblns
Was a member of the last house.
Ilcforo the case was taken
up. the house passed bills grant
ing American register to the steamer
Mattauan , requiring officers ot American
steamers to be citizens of the United States
and repealing the laws exempting from ton
nage In the United States harbors vessels
from countries which extended similar ex
emptions to our vessels. The house ad
journed over until Monday.
All proceedings In the house nt the night
session , which was to have been devoted , un
der the rules , to the consideration ot private
pension bllle , were unexpectedly blocked by
Mr. Erdman. who made the point ot no
quorum at the very outset on the motion to
go into the committee of the whole. A reso
lution was Introduced directing the arrest ot
absentees. The sergeant-nt-arms had four
deputies scurrying about to\vn with over
100 warrants In their possession , looking for
absentees , but no one , except Mr. Do Ar-
mend , was arrested and brought before the
bar of the house before adjournment , nhI
the house adjourned at 10:30 before ho could
bo arraigned.
Pending the hunt tor members those
present proceeded to enjoy themselves by
making farcical points of order. Mr. Pow
ers managed to got the floor and made n
humorous speech about the contest for the
republican presidential nomination. Ho
gently chlded Mr. Hepburn , who had jus t re
turned from the Iowa state convention , whore
the Allison boom was formally launched , for
not taking the bouse Into hU confidence as
to the progress that had been made.
"We are all Interested , " said be , "because
there are many Reed men here , and MeKln- '
ley men nnd a few Quay men. "
The name of the speaker was sprung so
suddenly that his supporters were taken by
surprise , and made no demonstration , but at
the name of McKlnley , Mr. ullck ot Ohio
started a round ot applause all over the
house , which was echoed by the galleries , and
when Mr. Quay's name was mentioned , the
Penneylvanlans made a counter demonstra
tion. Governor Morton's candidacy was also
referred to and the mention of his name Was
greeted with enthusiasm from New York's
representative. _ *
IXCOIirOUATIXG A SHIP CAJfAlj.
lUllH In CoiiRrouM " * o Olve nn Amcrl-
onii Coiiiiinny n Clinrtcr.
WASHINGTON , March 13. A bill to In
corporate the maritime canal otNorth
America to connect the Hudson river and
the Great Lakes was Introduced In the
senate by Senator Hansbrough of North
Dakota nnd In the house by Representative
Cooper of Wisconsin. The Incorporators of
the company ore Daniel H. Burnbam , L. 'G. '
Fisher and O. iD. Wetherell of Chicago ;
Luther Allen of Cleveland , F. L. Vance of
Milwaukee , L. "R. Hurd and J. Wemyss of
Superior. W. B. Dean nnd Patrick H.
Kelly ot St. Paul , Luther Mendenhall , C. 'G. '
Hartley and T. W. Hugo of Duluth. James
Andrews of Tlttsburg , Henry G. Buricigb of
Whitehall , N. T. ; Jobn Bogart , C. H. Dutton ,
H. B. Slaven ana G. S. Stover of New York
and Smith M. Weed of Plattsburg , N. , Y.
The capital stock is to be $10,000,000 and a ,
bond Issue of $2,000,000 is provided for.
The canal system for which the bill pro
vides Includes canals from the head of tide
water navigation on the Hudson to Lake
Champlaln ; from the head of Lake * Btt
Francis to the St. Lawrence river above the
long Sault rapids ; from Lewlston , on the
Niagara river , to 'a point on the river above
the falls and authority to deepen and widen
the Champlaln nnd Hudson canal la asked.
The channels are to bo twenty feet deep , to
permit two of the largest vessels drawing
twenty feet to pass , and the locks are to
admit vessels C50 feet long and sixty-five
wide. The plans are to be approved by a
board of five engineers appointed by the
secretary of war. The canal is to bo uniler
the control of the Interstate Commerce com
mission and the gbvernmont la by the bill
authorized to take possession of the property
on one week's notice by paying the value
of the property.
Speaking of the bill , Senator Hansbrough
said : "Although the persons seeking this
charter have a broad and liberal charter
for a ship canal from Lake Erie to the A't-
lantlo through Canada granted by the Do
minion government , with the privilege of
using and enlarging the Wellands canal ,
which is very important , and that such a
route Is cheaper than one on American soil ,
It is true that 'Secretary Flower drafted a
charter for an exclusive American route and
Induced the company , as I am Informed , to
do nothing In Canada until it should bo
demonstrated whether a similar charter
could be sscured from congre&s of the "United
States.
_
CONSUL EXHAUSTS HIS IIKSOUJICES.
Hurt tlie Cnwo Trminfcrrcil from 3111-
Itnry to the- Civil Court * .
WASHINGTON , March 13. The president
sent to the senate the correspondence from
the _ State department bearing upon the nr-
rcst of Mark E. Roderlguez and Luis Loinll-
lan and his son. citizens of the United States ,
in Havana on January 15 last , charged with
sedition and rebellion. There Is also a copy
of a letter Mr. C. Recclo ot Key West , Flo. ,
addressed to Senator Call , nnd by him re
ferredto the secretary of state , In which
Mr. Recclo says the arrest of Roderlguez
is nn outrage. He was , Mr. Recclo con
tinues , in Havana some few days and had
permission to leave , and after ho was on
board of the American steamer. Olivette , was
arrested and taken ashore. He had noth
ing to do with the revolution. I have per
sonal knowledge that 'he refused to take a
letter to a woman In Havana for fearitlmt
It might bo misconstrued. This letter "being
forwarded to Mr. Williams , ho replied ho
had exhausted his consular functions In hav
ing the case transferred from 'the military
to the civil courts. He adds that Mr.
Hoderlgucz lias secured counsel , who is giv
ing his case assiauous attention.
GCTTISVG IN ON THIS OUOtIM )
That's what every younu man does who
Kets the regulation J500 style In our $1.60
shoo. It is Bolldly and BtUlshly inadc'-
wlth the most dcolrnble toe-gives the foot a
neat appearance looks like uml In fact Is
bettor than most $500 shoes. There's only
one detraction It's $3 00 and you have prob
ably gold you never will wear a $3.00 uhoe
ilon't worry you'll not be breaking any
ouch resolutions with thoio shoe * you'll
be wearing a $5.00 shoe and $2.00 in your in
side pocket.
Drexel Sltoe Co. *
1419 Far n m
ALL OF THEMANT TO KNOW
' | H U |
: ill )
Senators Unwilllngi.tqnVote on Other Men's
Judgments ,
rfb ' *
COMMITTEE HAS IMppffTANT INFORMATION
Jfot Con lilcr < MlIIAtlVliinl lc to JInkc
It Public CdMlVrcll nctuniM
to thp DoliHte oh the
WASHINGTON , i'farch 13. There was n
brief flurry over Cima is soort as the Jour
nal had been read 1h' the senate today. Mr.
Lodge ot Massachusetts anted that Mr.
Sherman had made an Inadvertent error In
saying yesterday that ho ( Lodge ) had seen
Secretary OIncy and had secured from him
private papers and Information as to Cuba.
The papers came to the committee on for
eign relations from the State department
and Included a lull statement from the
Spanish minister , Dupuy do Lome. This
and other papers were ot such a confidential
character that they could not bo quoted or
made public.
Mr. Sherman submitted to Mr. Lodge's
statement , saying ho recalled that the
papers came from : ho State department at
the request of the committee and that the
statement of the Spanish minister had been
read aloud to the committee by Senator
Fryo. This brought Mr. Hoar to his feet
with a surprised Inquiry as to whether the
senate should not have the benefit of this
statement ot the Spanish case.
"It would bo proper to lay It before the
senate In executive session , ' responded Mr.
Sherman.
Mr. Hoar suggested such A session and
Mr. Wolcott added In decisive tones that
the explanations Just given placed the sen
ate In a most unusual dilemma. "Senators
are risked , " Fald Mr. Wolcott , "to vote on
a question of fact on testimony reposing
In the breasts of members of the commit
tee on foreign relations ; on testimony that
cannot be disclosed to the public or to us
except In executive session , nnd these res
olutions are to go to another chamber
which has no executive session and cannot
have possession ot this testimony. I would
be glad to ask whether we are to .yield
our Judgment and our conscience to the
committee on foreign relations. "
Mr. Hawley rose to state briefly that
ho hoped some declaration on Cuba could
be offered on which all would agree. He
added that nt the proper tlmo he would
Insist on a further conference on this par
ticular declaration ,
Mr. Cockrcll was then recognized for n
speech in support ot thp silver amendment
to the tariff bill , which measure has been
In abeyance since the refusal of the senate
to adopt llr. Merrill's motion "to con
sider It.
Mr. Cockrell calle'cl attention to the balances
In the treasury , including over $123,000,000
In gold coin and bullion , over $24,000,000
standard dollars , $177,000,000 of silver bullion
( coinage value ) , onwhich the profit , 'or '
selgnDrnKo Imft 'been $ S3000.000 ; ; $14,000,000
subsidiary silver coin ; $108,000,000 of green
backs , und $30,000,000 of treasury notes of
1890. Our bends , Ihjj. senator maintained ,
can be paid as wclllqnlver | | as in gold , nnd
he called attention $ o 4hp fact that Secretary
Carlisle and Secrefary , ( lHerbert had voted ,
while In the house of representatives , for the
Stanley Matthews tjesqliiticn , declaring bonds
'payable In either poln. 'lIoThe senator referred
also to Senator Sjieraan as "that distin
guished gold monotnetoUlst , blmetalllst , " and
read from Mr. Sherma utterances' ' in 1878 ,
when he was secretary(0f ( the treasury , that
the government reserved , the legal right to
redeem 'government ' , qblTgatlons In silver. If
this policy had been curled out there 'would
have 'been no rald ' onJtho treasury. Ex
clusive gold 'payment3pWas a voluntary as
sumption on thorpart"ptntho secretary of the
treasury. There hau epn no gold raid prior
to 1891 , because ( hosliver dollar , 'up ' to that
time , was the "wa fjidog ot the treasury. "
"And it was a mpretPPtont watchdog than
anyof "the RotJischlhlsi or ithet BclmontB.V
added Mr. CockreUir The 'proposition of the
president to Issue fifty-year bonds to retire
notes , ho said , was undemocratic. It was
the worst financial proposition that had eVer
emanated from nnr executive officer and if
adopted It would cost the people $2,631,000-
000. Secretary Carlisle had recently , In a
speech , proclaimed himself for gold. There
was no further effort to disguise the Issue
behind "sound money , " Which meant abso
lute gold mometalllfm.
It was 4:30 : when Mr. Coekrcll closed , and
as It was apparent that It was to late to
go on with the Cuban question , the senate
went into oxeclutivo sessoln. At 6 o'clock
the senate adjourned until Monday.
SHUTTING THE DOOR OX FUAUHS.
Sutmtltiitc for the Hill Allovrlnir
Fori-lKiirrN to Sue Snt < * n.
WASHINGTON , March 13. As a , result of
the discussion by the house Judiciary com-
mtttco of the subject ot giving foreigners
who may be injured by mob violence In
this country access to the United States
courts to secure financial redress for their
grievances Instead ot the 'usual suite In
state courts , Mr. Connelly of Illinois lias
drawn a substitute for the bill , jecom-
mended by Chairman Hilt of the commit
tee on foreign affairs and Secretary Olney.
An outline ot the bllj I ? as follows :
Any citizen of a foreign state , 'who ' Is
lawfully In this country , and who Is not
a fugitive from the justice of such foreign
state , and Is In the- peace of the people of
the United States and of the state or ter
ritory In which the alleged Injury occurs ,
who is injured in person or property Tjy
mob violence on account of the state or
territory failing to ( extend to him lawful
protection , may bring suit in the United
States circuit court for the proper district.
If Judgment be rendered against the United
States and paid It shall bo the duty of the
United States treasurer to charge the
amount thereof against the state In which
the Injury occurred and withhold the amount
from any moneys then duo or thereafter
duo from the United States to such state.
The clerk ot the court Is required to fur
nish the governor ot the elate with a Copy
of the petition when filed and the attorney
general of the state la authorized to ap
pear with the United States district attorney
and defend the suit. '
Mr. Connelly explains that under this
law foreigners who had entered the United
States by evading the naturalization laws
would have no claim upon the government
for Injuries which might bo Inflicted upon
them , nor would fugitives from Justice. It
also provides that the Intercut , of the states
shall bo protected In the trials by their
attorneys. The plan TS looked upon with
favor by Mr. Hlttjand Its Ideas are likely
to be adopted by 'the Judiciary committee
In any bill which It may recommend.
Vote ,
WASHINGTON , JIaj-f/i / 13. At a full
meeting ot the pomm e on prU lieges and
elections today Sciratar Mitchell , chairman
of the committee , Was 'authorized to report
his joint resolution 'proposing an amend
ment to the constitution of the United States
providing for thoi ildlectlon of United
States senators by dlrbit vote of the people ,
The vote in committee' was five to four In
favor of the amendment , three republicans
and two democrats voUng In the aHlrmatlve
and two republicans iland two democrats
against. i rit.
rU' njpM for Fruo Sliver
CHICAGO , March' ' , 1 , A rpeclal to the
News from Washln'glani says : The six dele
gates chosen by the District of Columbia
democrats to the Chicago convention go
unlnstructed as to candidates and tbo cur
rency question. A re "Cutlon condemning
President Cleveland was voted down , 29 to
27 , but It Is known the delegates are bitter
enemies ot President Cleveland , and while
a free sliver involution was tabled In com
mittee by i tie ; vote , the delegates are
nearly all free silver men ,
CliluiiKO Hun u Hiirvlnl Architect.
WASHINGTON , Marbh 13. Secretary Car
lisle has appointed Henry Ives Cobb , a
skilled architect of Chicago , to assist the
supervising architect of the treasury In
preparing puns , specifications a ml draw
ings for the new Chicago public building ,
at a salary of $1,600 a year ,
SENATOtl THtmSTON INDIOfTAJtT.
Accnufn GbnprM ManilcrAon of 1)1-
fcloklntr n , 1'rlvnto Con\ctntlhn ,
WASHINGTON , March 13. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Senator Thurston Is hot tonight over
nh Interview had "with General Mftnderaon , ap
pearing In a Chicago paper , under an Omnht
date line , wherein Mnnderson IS alleged to
have given out a conversation bad with
Thurston. When the eennlol- was > seen , he
stated : "I regret that General Mandoraon
has seen fit to give oat tor publication n
conversation which passed between , a
recent persnal Interview In Senator Halo's
committee room at General Mnmlerson's re
quest , I considered that Interview as per
sonal and confidential , and have so respected
It. If General Mandcrson Is correctly quoted ,
hla recollection Is utterly at variance , with
mine , as to that Interview , and our former
ones at Omaha , "
The president hna until midnight Saturday
to sign or veto the resolution directing the
Immediate purchase and distribution of feeds
liy the secretary of agriculture. H is the
general belief of officials of the Agricultural
department that the president will allow the
resolution to become a law without his ap
proval.
Leave of absence for three months , \ th
permission \ go beyond the sea , Is granted
First Lieutenant Charles H. Boncsloel ,
Twenty-first Infantry.
The following transfers in the Tenth In
fantry are made : First Lieutenant Freder
ick Woolcy , from company I to company C ;
First Lieutenant Victor 13. .Stottlor , from
company C to company I.
Major Charles W. Williams , quartermaster ,
| s ordered to this city for conference with
the quartermaster general , United States
army , on official business.
The following transfers in the Twenty-
first infantry nro made : Second Lieutenant
Edmund L. lintts , from company K to com
pany D ; Second Lieutenant William H. Mul-
lay , from company D to company K.
"First Lieutenant Robert L. Howze , Ninth
cavalry , Is ordered to West Point , N. Y. , for
duty at the academy.
Senator Allen made n favorable report
on Senator Thurston's amendment to the
appropriation bill as to Indian service , in
creasing the appropriation for Improvements
at the Genoa Indian school , stricken out
In the house. Mr. Allen also presented
the resolutions of the Omaha Real Estate
exchange , favoring the Trnnsmlsslsslppl In
ternational exposition.
MOH12 nOCWJHlSVrS VIIOM ViaNli'/.llUI.A
I.ntcHt KtlHIoii Concern * llio Gomll-
tioiiN In the DlHitiiteil Territory.
WASHINGTON. March 13. All of tlio
members of the Venezuelan commission were
present at the regular weekly meeting 'today '
and the entire morntns session was con
sumed In the discussion of matters already
before the body. Mr. Scruggs , the counsel
'for ' the Venezuelan government , called just
before the meeting and presented another
pamphlet , supplementing the' case < ald before
the commission a day or two ngo. This -was
a volume of thirty-eight pages , entitled , "Otn-
cial Report of the Condition of Affairs In the
Disputed Territory In March , 1800. " It com
prises correspondence between the Venezu
elan consul at Georgetown , British Guiana ,
and his home government , decrees of thoi
Venezuelan minister of the Interior , nnti re-
porta from and Instructions toDr. . Seljas.
who was the head of a special convention
appointed by the Venezuelan government to
ascertain Just what Inroads the British wore
making In the Venezuelan territory. The
matter Is Interesting mainly because of the
light It casts upon the situation In the dis
puted territory following the discovery of
gold In paying quantities 'and the conditions
which led up to the clash at Union.
Pnlille l.ainlN to Alabama.
WASHINGTON , March 13. The senate
bill to donate public lands in Alabama to
the girls' Industrial school of the state nnd
to the Tuskogee Institute , , of which .Booker
T. Washington Is the president , received
favorable action at the lianas of the lioubo
committee on public lands today. An amend
ment was added providing that the land
given to the two Institutions shall bo cf
equal value. The committee , it Is said ,
feared that the white school might get the
coal lands and the colored school the swamp
lands in tlib 'division.
Money for Public IliiIlilliiBH.
WASHINGTON , March 13. The house
committee on public buildings today ordered
favorable reports on bills as fo'llows : Stock
ton Cal. , $175,000 additional ; Cleveland , O. ,
$2,500,000 ; Clinton , la. , $100,000 ; Pokln , III. ,
$100,00 ; Newport , Ky , , Increasing limit to
$125,000 ; Lebanon , Ky. . $50,000.
SprliiKllolcl III ( I OH for the RunrilH.
WASHINGTON , March 13. Senator Hawley -
ley , from the committee on military affairs
todya made a report authorizing Jlie secre
tary of war to issue Springfield rifles 'to '
the National'guards ' ot the various states and
territories , in exchange for the rifles now
held by them. .
JnrlNillPtloii Over Indlnn Territory.
W/SHINGTON , March 13 , The house
committee on judiciary today agreed to
favorably report a bill to give the courts
of Texas , Arkansas and Kansas Jurisdiction
over criminal and certain civil cases of the
Indian Territory , which they had -under the
net of 1875.
WESTEIIN PKNSIONS.
A'etcrnnM of the I.nte AViir Iteinem-
liereil I y the- General Government.
WASHINGTON. March 13. ( Special , )
Pension granted , issue of February 21 ,
were :
Nebraska : Original Thomas Manley ,
Omaha , Douglas. Reissue and Increase-
George R. Lay , Wolbnch , Grceley.
Iowa : Original David Codds , Hepburn ,
Page ; Conrad Rrann , Nichols , Muscattne ;
Geoipe W. Freeman. SprlngVllle , Linn ;
Joel Woods , Henderson , Mills. Restoration
and reissue CharleH Widcrspcch ( deceased ) ,
Lowell , Henry. Increase Jacob H. Arnold ,
St. Charles , Madison ; Kdwurd II. Jonei ,
Mount Sterling. Van Huron : Simon W.
Corsblo , DCS Moinc ! ? , Polk. Reissue Den
nis Feeney , Sioux City. Woodbuiy , Or
iginal widows , etc. Minor of Cltmlra
AVlderspack , Lowell , Herny ; Eliza Clnik ,
Onooa , Monona.
South Dakota : Renewal nnd Increase
Lyman S. Uuckman. Ipswich , EMmunds.
- North Dakota : Original Patrick Norton ,
- J. Il.lw . ,
Ilocky Ford , Otero ; liyron Mofim , Altona ,
Wyoming : Original John W. Van Voor-
hlsr Cheyenne , Larumlo.
Issue of February J5 were :
Nebraska : Orlginafc-Georgo Marvel , Phil
lips , Hamilton ; James V. Wlermuii , ler- !
Inu. Scott'B Bluff : ISdy Randall , Chndron ,
Dowes : Joseph Doming , Mount Clnro ,
Nuckolls. Restoration nnd reissue George
Tllshop ( deccased ( . Broken How , Ouster.
Restoration , reissue and Increase Thoimm
Flbher. Kearney , Huffalo. Increase 'Wil
liam J. Campbell. Hloomlngton , Frnnklln ,
Original wldnw Kllza J. De Wolf , Weep-
i Water , . .
Iowa : Original-George Render , Ida
Grove , Ida ; John Harper , Ottnuto Station ,
Mitchell ; Oscar U. Lewis , BuillnBton , DCS
Mqlnes. Increase Newton H. Urookover ,
DBS Molncs , Polk. Reissue LtonUlns D ,
Wilson , Lenox. Taylor. Original widow , reIssue -
Issue Kmma 5. Worth , Sioux City , Wooll-
bury.
Colorado : Original Thomas H , nreeri ,
Fort Lewis , Ln Plata.
IFBUO of February 23 wore :
Nebraska : Orlglnal-J. Hernnrd Thamanrtt
Nebraska City , Otoc. Addltlpnal Amos
Miller , UlyfegbtT Hutlor. Restoration arid
Increase Adolph Vogell , Hastings , Addiris ,
Original wldoww , etc. Pnnnle A. I'ettln-
galo. Omaha , Douglas ; minors of William
H. Daymucio , Osceoln , I'olk.
Iowa : Original lesinc J , Recks , Onnwn ,
Monona : Gcorfro Hull. Cov on , Linn ; Clark
C. Mclntlie , Ottumwn , Wopello ; Jerome
Palmer. Keota , Keokuk ; Henry Tucker ,
Pulnskl. Davis. Increase Plympton Hali-
cock , Rockwell City , Calhonn ; Henjamln
V. Andrews , Latlmer , Frnnklln ; Stephen
T. Leluhton , Wellmnn , WnrhlnBtonj Jesse
M. Noah. Olenwood , Mllla. Original
wldown. etc. Carrie EdlnboroURh , Clraml
Junction , Greene ; Ella P. Horton. Sioux
City , . Woojlbury , .
Wyoming : Original Martin Connor ,
Cheyenne , Lnramlo , Increase Andrew J ,
Irwfn , Casper , Natrons ,
IBSUO of February 27 were ;
Nchraxka : IncteuHO Bonea J. Anthony ,
Fnlrllold , Clav.
South Dakota : Original Wllhelm
Pratchfr , Bturpls , Mende. Renewal arid Increase -
crease Curtis R. Waters , Bloux Falls , Mln-
nehaha.
North Dakota : Original widow. Biipplo.
mental Minor of Henry Astrope , Willlston ,
Iowa : 'Original Jacob W. Payton , Ue&-
forf , Taylor ! Newton fUcharuw , Arlin ,
Crawford. Increase Dltmnr Kaltrn , Cot.
tage. HardLn ; William Moroy , Hertford ,
Taylor. Reissue Crosby Fry , Duytap ,
Webster , Original widows , etc , Suaanmili
Martin ( mother ) , Fulton , , JncksonJ Almlra
Richardson , Charles City , rioyd ,
CONFirtM.MJD APTBn A HAniJ FIflHT.
Bcimte Act * on Sonic lonirn
Nomination * ,
WASHINGTON , March 13 , The otl te
held an executive session today for the
purpose ot Considering several nominations
which have been hold back almost since the
beginning ot the tn slon , and against which
opposition was made because ot the fact that
the appolnUes weto not residents ot the
state In which they were appointed. The
first ot these taken up was that ot William
II. Anderson ot Kentucky , who was appointed
register ot lands al Enid , Okl. A yea nnd
nay vote was taken nnd resulted 25 to 24
In Anderson's favor. The nomination ot
George II , Newman ot Tennessee , to be In
dian agent at Colrlllo Agency , Wash. , was
also confirmed , the vote being 28 to 19.
This case had been considered once before bn
February 0 , when there was a tlo vote of
25 to 25. It was however , restored to the
calendar on a motion to reconsider. The
fight against Anderson wai led today by
Senator Dubols , and ho was defended by Sen
ator Lindsay. Senators Wilson nnd Squire
ot Washington both protested against the
Newman nomination , and they were supported -
ported In the contention by Senator Hill.
Senators Harris nnd Tate both spoke In high
terms ot Newman's fitness for the office.
The opposition In both cases was based upon
nonrepldcnce. Senator Hill Joined with the
western men In this view ot the matter nnd
made a vigorous speech In support of the
homo rule principle In nominations lo federal
offices.
The senate also confirmed the nominations
of Josephine J .Gaffney , to bo postmaster at
Los Gatoo , Cal. , nnd Thomas Fox , lo bo post
master at Sacramento , Cat.
WntHi Itffttirrectloii Day n Ilnllilny.
WASHINGTON , March 33. In the psn-
ate today Mr. Porter presented a petition of
General Hugh Cameron ot Douglas county ,
Kansas , asking congress to make the fifth
day of April ( resurrection day ) a national
holiday. It being the day on which "the
King ot the Jews , " whom Pontius Pilate
caused to bo crucified , April 3 , A. D , 33 ,
acilc\cd ! his splendid victory over the grave.
This Kin ? of the Jews , the petitioner says ,
has always been a true friend to the United
States and has unquestionably done more
to establish and maintain free government
and make the Unltci ? Kates ot America
a respectable nation thsn any other king.
ItnttleHlilii Iiiillniin In n Storm.
WASHINGTON , March 13. The Navy de
partment received a telegram from Port
Royal , S. C. , today , saying that the United
States steamer Indiana was -coming In the
harbor this morning. The Indiana was out
to sea In this week's storm , and while no
apprehension was felt concerning her safety ,
the news was welcomed by naval officers ,
All l'"rlciulty to Adm
WASHINGTON , March 13. The senate
committee on territories today appointed a
*
subcommittee to consider the question ot
the admission ot Arizona as a state. The
subcommittee consists ot Senators Shoup ,
Elkins and White , all ot whom are believed
4o bo friendly to admission.
Itiillronil Grunt Mineral I.niulH.
WASHINGTON. March 13. The senate
committee on public lands today reported
favorably the bill providing for the examina
tion and classification of mineral lands
within railroad grants In the state of Cali
fornia. _
Conilltlon of tlic TrenHnry.
WASHINGTON , March IS. Today's state
ment of the condition ot the treasury shows :
Available cash balance , $2C4,150S73 ; gold rc-
Eorvo , ' $126,946,580.
TRIED A DANGEROUS TRICK
Attempted A Plying Switch oa n Heavy j
Down Grado. 1 ,
--4
BRAKEMAN WAS NOT QUICK ErNOUGlf
Tire Section * Come Together , Crtuh *
a Cnr UntitnlnlnRenflr One
Ilumlreil Miner * nntl Injur
ing Mnny nt Them.
IJRAZIU , Ind. , March 13. A passenger-
train on the Center Point branch of th
Vandalla line was wrecked at Center Point ,
south of hero , at 7 o'clock thls morning.
The engine and miners' car , containing
about 100 miners , had gone on the ald
track Jo make a running snitch , when tha
other section ot the train , composed of a
caboose nnd passenger car , got beyond con
trol ot the trainmen , < ind , shooting down the
heavy grade , collided with the first section
before the brakeman could throw the switch.
The caboose and minors' car was crushed
In , while the engine nnd passenger coaches
were damaged ,
The miners In their car wore thrown Into
ono end ot the car and the heavy eents piled
on them. In their \\lld offnrts to cscapo
they trampled and tore each other In a
frightful manner. Following Is the list of
Injured :
William May. miner , right ankle broken
and other injuries.
Mitchell Gumm , miner , struck on head ,
badly hurt ; taken cut unconscious.
William Lucas , minor , hip crushed.
Sheriff John U , Payne , Urazll , was In the
caboose ; seriously Injured ; ono oar torn from
Iil.i head.
Conductor William Kennedy of Tcrro
Haute , foot mashed In terrible manner.
Harley Henderson , baggage insalcr , face
torn.
torn.A
A peddler named Isaac ot Tcrre Haute , In
jured about legs and back.
The injured wore taken out of the
wrecked cars and taken to the house- ; near
by. A ppeclal train was sent out from this
city with surgonns.
Nearly every miner sustained Injuries ot
more or less serious nature.
IXNUO of Western
WASHINGTON , March 13. ( Special. ) Pat
ents have been Issued as folbws : Nebraska
Frank S. Albright , , Chadron , calf wcanor ;
James C. Gregory , Pleasant Hill , wrench , also
bicycle hook ; Philip Jarvls , Cedar Rapids ,
corn harvester ; Charles P. Ruttman , Val-
paraleo , wire stretcher for comer posts ; Wil
bur O. Teal , Curtis , Hater cultivator ; Joseph
W. Welch , Potter , pump.
South Dakota Grant J. Grandpro , Clmnv-
berlatn , tire tightener.
Iowa Odin Anderson , DPS Molnes , movable
distributing pipe for pumps ; Herman C.
Carver and.V. E. Dcnedlct , Red Oak , paint
er's apparatus ; Benjamin F. Coon , Jamaica ,
wind engine ; Donjamln F. Dally , Mount
Pleasant , ballast burning apparatus ; Sidney
E. Farrcll , Keb , furnnco door operating de
vice ; "William R. Frost and W. H. Dutlln ,
Croton. iseoder attachment for cultivators ;
Silas B. Hannogar , Ardul , gravity motor ;
Lester M. Rich , Cedar Rapids , pump valve ;
James R. Roberts and 13. F. Curry , Keokuk ,
state sharpener ; Liwronco W. Swcm , West
Liberty.hyflraulle air pump ; Bradlck Wy-
borny , Manly , tire tightener.
Quaker Wisdom.
"With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles
come " Grow old gracefully Eat Quaker
Oats.
Sold only in 2-lb. 'Packages.
BRIGHTS DISEASE
Is the most dangerous of all
jKidney Diseases , Pains in
the Back , Irregularities in
the Urine , Swelling of the
Limbs or Abdomen are the
first symptoms
3bas pi oven , in thousands of cases and for many
ycars-to be 'the Peerless Remedy for this dreaded
disease. It relieves promptly and works a per
manent cure
FOR BALE EVOIYWHCfir. PRICC , $1.00 PCR BOTTUE
THE DR.J. H. MCLEAN MEDICINE CO..ST. LOUIS , MO.
A
Broken
Just as yours will be if
you continue using poor
soap.
$ makes wash-day as easyasanyotlierday. Lessens
-9 the labor , makes the clothes white , and doesnodam-
age. Thousands of women say so surely they are
13 not all mistaken. Sold everywhere. Made only by
The N. K. Fairbank Company , - Chicago.
- * * : : * * > * > . * * * > *

xml | txt