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0 ,00 ASTORTA, OREGON, SPNPAY. APRIL a?. 1890. PRICE FIVE CENTS
Decline to Dissolve the House.
nui: Kiirir utiiizu ro vostpesi:
SjKsaiiil b California Aiimiwhi I'ltK-s.
Washington, April 20. Commis
sioner GoflT has written a letter to
Secretan Xohlc. lecommendimj that
the appropriation of S10,00) (or pro
tecting timler lands from depreda
tions, ho raided to SI 10.000. The
roinmisstonor says the efficiency of the
work depends on the numler and
activity of the special agents; that in
California there are between one and
three thousand c;ises, with but a short
scasou for work in tlie field, and a
large force should be organized for
active work as soon as spring opens.
GofX says the ame may be said of
Washington and Montana. Both Sec
retaries Noble and Windom will re
commend an increase in the appropria
tion. More !cuvioiirr ?tt Happy.
Sjectal Jo Tjik A5t mi:a.v
Washington-, April 20. -Oregon
Iensions granted. Original- Charles
Dnggan, Pertland: Kodolphus D.
Benham, JJeaverton. Increase John
E. Smith, Albina.
Slis I'irsf VoUi.
sjucia! to Tar Astoki AX.l
Washington-. April 20. The presi
dent has vetoed the bill to authorize
the ciiv of Oxrdcn. Utah, to assume an
increased indebtedness. This is Presi
dent Harrison's first veto.
A Congressional Kow.
5ic-ial to Tin: A-tokiax l
Washington. April 20. In the
house, during the session of the com
mittee of the whole, Hermann, of Or
egon, moved to increase the appropri
ation of the survevor-general of Ore
gon, from 81,800 to $2,500. It was
defeated, and a lively tilt occurred be
tween Enloe (Dem.) and Evans, (Hep.)
both of Tennessee. Finally the lie was
jtassed, and amidst great confusion,
Springer moved that the committee of
the whole arise. The motion was de
feated. To Herniate Commerce.
siecta! t Th i: Astoki yn 1
Washington, April 20. The senate
to-day passed the Oullom bill amenda
tory or an act to regulate commerce."
Uoml for flic Pathfinder.
Spocfail to Tin: AslOKIAN.
Washington, April 2G. The nom
ination of John C. Fremont to be
major general ou the retired list was
confirmed by the senate to-day.
TKonn.r. in tiii: iior.si:.
ot r.r a Quorum to Adjourn.
C?lCCinl toTlIK .WlnlSIAN.
Washington. April 20. The house
is in a dead lock at ten o'clock and
still in session. Democrats are fili
bustering and not a quorum is left,
either to vote on the Jegislative,
executive and judicial appropriation
bill, or to adjourn. The Demo
crats absented themselves and the
sergeants at arms have been unable
to find many of them. A number were
arrested and arraigned before the
honc among them Do Haven, of Cali
fornia. The Democrats have adopted
a new filibustering tactic, they pair
with one another, and Speaker Bur
rows, or Michigan, decided that they
cannot le compelled to vote, but must
be counted as present.
Pajson, or Illinois, has just intro
duce a resolution to dissolve the pairs
between Democrats. Some debate
followed Paysons resolution, and the
latter did not insist. A motion to
adjourn resulted: yeas Gi, nays 93, no
quorum. Tellers were called for, and
Springer and Bntterworth were ap
pointed. The vote resulted on a mo
tiou to adjeurn: yeas rS, nays 03, no
The previous question on the legis
lative, executive and judicial appro
priation bill was ordered, and the roll
being called, the result was yeas 1 M),
nays 20. The speaker read off G names
of members present, and not voting,
and ruled that this constituted a
quorum. (Applause on the Republican
sideV The Republicans havingcarried
their oint. a motion was made to
adjourn which was carried.
Mr. Harrison Colng to Otnalta.
Spoc.nl to Tin: Amvjkian.
Washington, April 20. - Ex-governor
Saunders, of Nebraska, now a
mcmlier of the Utah Commission, ap
peared before the house committee on
territories to-dav, and testified as to
Mormon affairs. He leaves for Omaha
on Monday, accompanied by Mrs.
Siicr Still I'nspttled.
Spwn.ll tO TlIK AsTOItl AN 1
Washington, April 20. -Immediately
after adjournment to-day the
senators resumed the caucus on the
silver bill The western senators were
emphatic in expressions for free silver
coinage, and the eastern senators took
the other extreme position, favoring
a bill more like Windom's modified
bill. Nothing definite is decided upon.
I Etf HtSIKIMHHIMHtHHMttltMBI
A QlKSTfOX OF PRIVILEGE.
Senator Allen Uetli:c tain
Special to The Astoiu an.1
Washington, April 20. In the
house to-day Allen, of Massachusetts,
rising to a question of personal privil
eve, read an extract from a special to
the Philadelphia papers, stating that
in his recent speech he had uttered a
vulgar remark against senator Quay,
and characterized him, and closed his
speech with an attack upon the piety
of postmaster-general Wanamaker.
lie also read a resolution of the Ee
publican senate committee of Penn
sylvania, denouncing the indecent
conduct ''or Messrs. Allen and Spinola
in attacking senator Quay.
Mr. Allen denied that he had ever
called senator Quay a thief. He
denied the allegation and defied the
accuser. It had never been his pur
pose to begin an attack on senator
Quay. In a reply to the gentleman
from Illinois (Mr." Cannon), who had
arraigned the Democratic party be
cause it had defaulting State treasurers,
he had simply said that the Demo
cratic party had never elected them to
the United States senate, or made
them chairmen of its late committee.
lie did not know senator Quay,
but he understood he was a man of
good traits and he (Allen) was no
parly to any conspiracy to injure or
A RASCAL IN RELIEF
Spnters tiiG Sacrefl Fuufls Far-
nisM ly tie ClaiitaMe.
j.osaxg t:i. i:s n.o tn:it ri:sri r.t r.
Sjirtf.il liy Ctllfoiii!.i AssociATKit Piu.S's.
The Dam.t:s, Oregon, April 20. A
freight train parted on the bridge in
this citv late this evening, damaging
the bridge slightly and throwing two
freight cars a distance of forty feet
breaking them in small pieces. No
person was injured, and the freight,
lumber and ties are not damaged. A
beam of one car fell, throwiug it off
the rail, the centre of the bridge draw
head came out, toppled over and fell
to the bank below. Part of the walk
and rail are broken.
A THIEVING SECRETARY.
Drawing Warrants for Imagin
Speci.il to Tin: Astokian
Seattle, April 20. -A sensation
w.is created here this afternoon by a
publication in the Times newspaper,
of serious charges against secretary
J. F. McCombi, or the Seattle relief
committee, It is asserted that inves
tigations have been made by reporters
into the alleged cases of destitution
relieved bv McCombs during the
month of April, showing that ten of
these persons had no existence, but
for each of these McCombs had drawn
a cliecK lor iwentv dollars, it is
thought that further investigation
will show that ever since McCombs
has acted as secretary of the relief
committee, a period of about nine
months, he has been carrying on this
system of peculation. If so, the
amount he has gotten away with will
foot up into thousands as there have
been disbursed a total of $Si,00l). The
relief committee which was previously
informed that the Times would mike
charges, met early this afternoon and
suspended the secretary. He is not
yet under arrest, but kept under sur
veillance by a detective. An account
ant will be employed to investigate
Flower Festival a Sncrcss.
Special teTiu: AsroiiiAN.
Los Angelas, CaL, April 20. The
flower festival here is an immense suc
cess, surpassing all former efforts.
The floral display is magnificent and
the attendance very large, many
eastern visitors being almost over
whelmed with surprise, and delighted
at the grandeur of the exhibit
A Bold Theft.
Fpeclal to Tjik Astokian.
Seattle, April 2G. A young man,
30 years of age, walked into the office
oi n. xu iiammonu s ieea store, on
"West street this afternoon, and picking
up a cash box containing $300, walked
out with it He was seen by Ed. An
derson, an employe, who immediately
gave chase. Tie thief dropped the
money box and pulling a seven -shooter
from his pocket threatened his pur
Hard, Clean, Scientific Fight.
Special to Tun Astokian.
Sacramento, April 2G. Jimmy
Morrisey defeated Tom Moran at the
Comique theater to-night in seven
hard rounds. The contest was one of
the best ever seen iu Sacramento.
It was a case of hard, clean liitting,
from the start, with plenty of science
thrown in. Morrissey was the lighter
of the two, but his cleverness won him
the fight Both are light weights.
All the patent medicines adverliseu
iu this paper, together with the choicest
perfumery, and toilet articles etc can
lie bought at the lowest prices at J. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
Astoria, East Astoria, Powell's Addition !
All Subject to Inspection.
NEFARIOUS NEW YORKERS.
Mrs, Crote Croats on Some of tie
pollutiox or PARTY politics.
Special bv California AsioeivTED 1ke;s.
NewYobk, April 20. The Fassett
legislative investigating committee
which unearthed the corrupt practices
at the Ludlow street jail, have un
covered another scandal. Peter H.
McCanu testified that Richard Croker,
a Tammany boss, raised a fund of S180,-
000, to have the present mayor Grant
nominated for public works commis
sioner. McCanu explained that the
fund was to secure Grant's confirma
tion as public works commissioner,
and was not used, because mayor
Grant nominated another for the posi
tion. The fund was raised among the
Tammauy politicians, and Grant per-
sonallv raised $80,000 of the fund.
The witness knew these things by rea
son of being Croker's brother-in-law
and much of his information was de
rived from Mrs. Croker.
The Great Strike Averted.
Special to TnF. AsTonrAN.1
Chicago, April 20. It is now stated
that there will be no strike of the Chi
cago packing house employees at the
stock yards, as was at one time feared.
The strike would have involved 15,000
men, but older heads counselled
against it as hopeless, and their coun
The Farmer Combine.
Special to Tjik Astouian.j
Indianapolis, April 20. The Far
mers Mutual Benefit Association was
organized to-day. Eleven counties
with 5,000 membership, reported.
An Insurance t'oiupaii) Fails.
Special to Th k Astouiax
Indianapolis, April 20. The Man
ufacturers Mutual Fire Insurance
company, organized in 1880, assigned
to-day. The liabilities are 27,000;
assets, S10.000 cash and S103,000 in
The Breach Widens.
Special toTiiK Astokian
Chicago, April 20. President
Goldie, of the carpenter's and builder's
association, to-day disclaimed to ap
point a committee on arbitration, and
declared the organization would not
recognize the union. The carpenter's
strike will be resumed with redoubled
The Silver Business Quiet.
Special to Thk Astoiuan.J
New York, April 20. Silver certifi
cates have advanced to 107, but busi
ness is less active.
The Prelude to I. a Cirlppc.
Special to Thk Astoki n.
Indianapolis, April 20. A strange
malady has made its appearauce at
Muncie, with one hundred persons
suddenly stricken. The doctors dis
agree, and the claim Is made that
it is "Lanora," the prevailing epi
demic in Germany and Italy, which
was preceded by la" Grippe.
Forgot IKK mother's Teaching.
Special toTiiK Astoiuav.1
Omaha, Neb., April 1G. A special
from Auburn says, George "Woods, a
farm hand, was found dead under the
cash drawer of Roscow Bro's. general
merchandise store, this morning. The
store had been troubled with bur
glars, and a gun attached to the
drawer by wire was discharged. The
dead man's arms were liberally dit
toed, and among other things bore the
picture of a woman's face, and the
words "In Memorv of Mother."
Ijively Game nt the Hub.
Spcci.il to Thk Astokian.
Boston, April 20. Iu the Brother
hood battle between New York and
Boston teams, base hits were thick
and home runs many. It looked like
New Y'ork's game up to the sixth inn
ing, when the bean eaters gauged
Crane's curves and batting in three
runs, tied tho score. In the seventh
inning the bean eaters made four runs
and won the game, which was called
at the end of the eighth inning on
account of darkneas. Score Boston
14, Now York 10.
The I,cvee Break Extending.
Special to The AstoriaN.
New Orleans, April 25. The break
in Morgan's levee is now fifteen
hundred feet wide, and caving at the
ends at the rate of 300 feet in 24 hours,
causing a loss of S3.000 per day. The
stories of suffering, and danger of loss
Another President Short.
Special to The Astokian.
Philadelphia, April 2G. A sensa
tion in financial and insurance circles
was created by rumors affecting state
senator McFarland, president of the
American life insurance company.
There are no facts to show that the
company itself is embarassed.
One of the directors to
night admitted that McFarland
was heavily involved financially. The
amounts said to be short is $120,000.
McFarland is out of town, and it is
claimed by his friends that he is on a
trip for his health. He was in St Louis
a few days ago.
A NEW PliAN PROPOSED
To Regulate Atfcletic Champion
Special to THE Astorian.J
New York, April 26. Gns Heckle,
a prominent politition and patron of
sports, to-night mailed a letter to
President Fulda of the California ath
tournament at which boxing and
wrestling championship in all classes
would be decided. The events open
to the world, each competitor to
deposit at least S250 as sweepstakes,
to go to winner in his class.
To the man adjudged the champion
heavy weight pugilist ot tho world,
your'club could present a purse from
say $10,000 to S20.000 and suitable
emblems. To middle weight cham
pion, say 610,000; light weight, S7,000;
feather weight, S5.000; bantam
weight, S3,5O0 and emblem. The
purses to be in addition to sweep-
Competitiou to be annual, winners
holding their titles and emblems un
disputed for one year. Every athlete
of known ability would be allowed a
reasonable sum of money for training
and other necessary expenses, but men
who have never fagured prominently
in public combat would be required to
'pay their way."
DuLUnr, April 20. In the Min
nesota mine a large mass of rock fell
on the men, burying them. An Aus
trian named Ijascuaner was takeu out
alive, but died iu few minutes. Two
others were injured internally and will
Still Agree to Disagree.
Special to Thk Astokia J
Detroit, April 20.- A committee
from the Employing Builders organ
ization met a committee of union em
ployers this morning. After two hours
of conference and a very bitter quar
rel, they met again .this evening with
no better result. The bnilders will
not concede eight hours, but standout
for nine, and a strike is almost cer
tain on May 1st
The Country Can spare Him.
Special to Thk astokian.)
Auburn, N. Y. April 20. Murderer
Kemmler has written a statemen de
claring he is ready to die, it electricity
be used, as he prefers it to the gallows.
He says he is guilty and should be
punished by sure death, painless, and
is confident he will not weaken.
A Wonderful Run.
Sj-i-cl .1 to The Astorux
New York, April 20. Willie Day,
the champion at cross country running,
to-day, iu a cold, beating ram, over
eightmiles of the roughest going that
any cross country runner ever expe
rienced, surpassed himself by lowering
his own record by almost six minutes,
covering the distance in 47 minutes
and il seconds. The run was made at
the fourth annual team championship
meeting of the National Cross Run
Too Hindi Water for the ISoys.
Chicago, April 2G. Tho rain pre
vented the games of the Player's aud
National leagues at Brooklyn and at
Pittsburg, the Player's at Bnffalo and
the National at Cleveland.
A Urilliaut Featured J:uue.
Special to Thk Astokian.
Boston, April 20. The national
game between New York and Boston
clubs, was lively and replete with
brilliant features. Knsic did re
markable work. holding down
tho bean eaters to four safe hiK and
Clark tdso batted well. Basset t's work
was clever. Score -Boston 1, New
an i?i.iii:si: sv.vdicati:.
The largest Gas Company in the
PiiuiVdelphta, April 20. Finan
ciers of this city and New York have
succeeded during the past week in
placing stock for the biggest syndicate
ever formed. The syndicate embraces
in its plans no less a" feat than lighting
two hemispheres. The incorporators ex
pect to meet during the coming weak
to perfect the organization under the
title of the Anglo American Gas
Lighting company. Arrangements
are already completed to list
So0,200,000 stock on June 1st,
in Philadelphia aud New York
exchanges. W. W. Gibbs is engineer
ing the scheme, "Wannamaker, B Wid
iner and "William S. Elkins are inter
ested, also the Imperial Continent Gas
Company of London.
A Rather Strong Statement.
Special to Tuk Astoki a v. J
New York, April 20. The Times
says Henry Villard is credited with
having told the people of the north
west,that within the next four years the
Northern Pacific will expend between
S50,000,000 and 860,000,000, chiefly in
Montana and "Washington. At that
period, the company expects to own
3,500 miles of main line fully
Distinguished Visitors in Port
land. Special to Thk Astoki n.1
Portland, Or., April 26. Mrs, John
A. Logan and Gen. Alger and party,
arrived here this morning, as the
guests of the G. A. R. The party are
being tendered a grand reception this
evening by the G. A. R. and Oregon
WILL CIRCLE THE BLOBE.
Tie Canadian Pacific fill Giye A
tniKX TIIKIIi STEAMERS JFJAiAT.
Special by California Associvted Pkes.
Berlin, April 20. An investigation
i3 about to be made, which promises
to uncover great frauds extending
over a period of years in the imperial
naval department It is said that the
government has been robbed of im
mense sums, and a host of naval
officers and reputable firms are impli
cated, the firms for receiving pay for
goo'ds never bought, or for goods im
ported from England and over-valued.
Special to The astokiav.
Berlin, April 20. -The Hamburger
Nachrichten savs that the German
ambassadors tibroad have been sum
moned to Berlin, to consider various
pending questions between the German
and other governments.
The Frcncli-Dahomian War.
Special to Ttir: Astokian.
Paris, April 20. - -There was a coun
cil of ministers to-day, after which a
semi-oilicial announcement made
of the advance of the Dahomian
forces upon Porto Novo afforded no
special reason for alarm, as all that!
clanger oixne suuauon nas oeen exag-
geratetL Barbey, minister of marme
announced that , sufficient supplies had
been sent lolvotouct, Dahomey, to last
dunng the rainy season, and that the,
cruiser Roland had been ordered to j
leave aenegai wun a uciacument ot
iuuoeiH.-K.titt. niiuuiuu iu iciuiuii-i-
.Stanley's Welcome in fjondon.
Special to Tits Astokian.
London, April 20. Stanley arrived
at Victoria statiou, London, this after
noon. There was au immense crowd
of people inside and outside the
station. He was given an enthusiastic
greeting by Dnke Abercorn, Baroness
Burdett-Coutts, and a large number
of other friends of the explorer, who
were waiting to welcome mm. iie
baroness presented Stauley with a
bouquet. lie silently bowed his thanks,
then entered the carriage of the
baroness, and drove off with her.
Another Fool c:i exhibition.
Special toTiiK Astokian.
London. April 2G. It is staled that
during the forty days Signor Succi,
tho Italian faster, has been showing
the public how they can live on noth
ing, four persons have died or starva
tion in London. Succi seem3 to have
exj)erieuced no ill effects exqept ho
had to resume the habit with caution
for fear he might kill liimself. The
exhibition of abstinence and endu
rance is painful to everybody but him
self and the doctors. He receives a
salary of 200 per week.
Iaxvii Tennis t.nmss.
i?pec;al to Thk Astoki n.1
London. April 20. Pettitt, the
American lawn tennis champion,
played a mitch to day at the Qneen's
club, against Sir Edw.ird Gray, tho
english amateur champiou. Pettitt
plays at the world's championship
tournament in Dublin the last weekiu
May. He is matched against Charles
Saunders, the English champion, for
a slake of .390.
tinccti Victoria's Afflictions.
Sp.vl.il to filK Asiokun
London, April 20. It is well known
in court circles here that Queen .Vic
toria's health is seriously imperillcd.
Her majesty's visit to Aix Les Baiues.
whither she" went for tho cure of per
sistent acute inflammation in the
muscles of her log, have been in vain,
although the English papers report
she is unable to walk and
is assisted out of her carriage;
is very ill, weak aud suffering from in
curable dropsy which i3 only pre
vented from taking malignant form
by the highest medical skill and great
est precaution. Her majesty is much
depressed in spirits and will return to
London on Tuesday.
Serious Trouble in France.
Spcei il to The Astoiuan.
Paris, April 26. News from various
French industrial centers reached
here to-day, causing much alarm. At
Roubaix 20,009 workmen have left
work to attend the funeral of one of
their mates, who, after killing the fore
man who refused him employ
ment, committed suicide. At
Lisle, the office of the
Floral Journal Za DepecJte was
invaded bv Anarchists, who com
plained that it had maligned their
party. Thev beat two parties of the
editorial staff, destroyed the press, and
committed other excesses. Certain
quarters in Paris look as they did
during the siege.
The machine gallery ot last year's
exhibition has been turned into a
cavalry barrack, where troops aro
consigned, ready to move at
the first symptom of disorder.
American and English tourists
are writing from -Barritz,
Aix and southern health resorts, to in
quire whether they can come to Paris
without running risks of beiug caught
in street riots. Many Americans are
now prolonging their stay in hopes
that they may see the barricades.
In Thirty Days 2,000 Men go to Work on the Astoria and
South Coast Railway. Buy Now, as all Prop
erty will then Advance.
Around tlie World in Xew Ships.
Ottawa, April 20. The first of the
new vessels being built by the Cana
dian Pacific for the Vancouver-China
route, will be launched in November.
It is the intention of the company to
send them to the Pacific Coast via the
Suez Canal, and furnish at
that time one of the grandest excur
sion .trips ever undertaken around
the world under the British flag, with
only two transfers, at Vancouver and
Halifax. The vessels will visit India
and Australian ports and then proceed
to China and Japan. At Yokohama,
entering upon the regular trip3 to
Such an excursion has never been
undertaken heretofore. Three vessels
follow each other at stated intervals.
The Globe girdling excursion will be
open to tourists at about SSOO
for the round trip. All the room
in the first vessel has been
engaged. "When these greyhounds
of the Pacific are on a China route, it
is expected that the passage will be
made in ten davs. "With fast service
on the railway tt will be possible for
the Canadian Pacific railway to land
passengers an freight from China to
New York before the United States
can land them at San Francisco.
Preparing for the iTIay Parade.
Spcci il to Tun Astokian.
London, April 20. Labor iu En
land will celebrate May day on the 3d,
wbo mag'cg of iierbjrti,aav a moveable
fcast and appoints the first convenient
Satu'rdav for Us observatiou. Tho
inenoa strike will parade the 1st of
Mav aml hold meetings, but the great
demonstration will take place
lbe following Saturday. Preparations
arebeingmade throughout the metrop-
olig aua suburbs for a great meeting
to be held at Hyde Park. Beside the
trade organizations and benevolent
societies, the Badical socialists and
political clubs of all kinds will take
part, and there will be no exclusive-
All tluict iu Brazil.
Special to The astokian.
Bio Janeiro. April 26. The re
ported ministerial crisis is false, ac
cording to the newspapers of Monte
video. Ministers Bocaquva and Buy
Borbosa retain their portfolios. The
stale of discord in tiie cabinet has dis
appeared. The government has ac
cepted the conclusion of tho "Washing
ton congress, settling all questions by
arbitration, which may arise between
the two countries.
ITXust Settle by Arbitration.
Special to Tjik astouian.j
Lisbon, April 20. The United
States and British governments have
made an imperative demand that the
DeLogoa railway question be settled
by arbitration. " The United States
and British ministers had a long in
terview to-day with the foreign minis
ter who has tho affair under consid
eration. ! ITIorc Honors to Stanley.
Special to Thk Astouian.j
London, April 20. Stanley arrived
at Dover this afternoon. He was ac
companied by the king, from Brus
sels to Ostend, and was mot at Dover
by the mayor and aldermen, and a
large crowd. He left for London this
Three Stylish Spring Bonnet.
Pale blue and black is the favorite
combination in hats and bonnets of
the latest importation. Hero are three
of them :
A wide-brimmed hat of shirred lace,
turned up at the back with an exquisite
bow of pale blue gros-grain ribbon, in
the center of which is a tiny bow of
black velvet ribbon ; drooping from
this, all over the crown, are bunches
of pale blue sweet peas, with a black
velvet bow on the brim in front.
A Marie Stuart capote is of black
braid, with, a fine wreath of pale forget-me-nots
under the edge all arouud; a
pert looking bow, of pale blue gros
grain ribbon, stands on one side of
the pointed front; there is a smaller
bow or knot ot ribbon at the back,
from which depend the long ties of
A hat with projecting brim, narrow
at the back, is of black open-work
braid; the brim is faced with shirred
pale blue crepe; the crown is of poln t
d'esprit over a puff ot pale blue; at
the back is artistically arranged a
bunch of beautiful, nodding, paio blue
tips, from which depends a scarf ot the
point d'esjirit a yard and a half long,
to be wound about the neck and fast -ened
on the left shoulder. Ladies
JACOBS o J
For Stablemen and Stockmen.
Cuts. Swellings, Bruises. Sprains, Galls, Strains,
Lameness, Stiffness, Cracked Heels, Scratches,
Contractions, Flesh Wounds. Stringhalt, Sore
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A LAND SCANDAL
Story or a Plot
to Grali Fonr
CORPORATE GREED EXHIBITED.
Repudiation of an Agreement to Divide
The Swag Precipitates Serious
The circuit court has finally made
the last entry in the great case of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
way vs. the Chicago, St. Paul, Minne
apolis & Omaha railway. The history
of the great litigation is interesting,
especially as showing the slight esti
mation in which honor is held when
corporations deal with their like.
Some time ago by a decision of the
Wisconsin supreme court the Omaha
company was practically confirmed
in tlie possession of a land grant
worth $1,000,000, which it obtained
through the payment of $70,000 and
an agreement with the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul that the St. Paul
sbonld stand in on the deal for one
fourth of the grant. This agreement
was repudiated later, and the repudi
ation is now confirmed by the su
preme court on tho ground that it is
contrary to public policy. The inci
dents out of which the suit grew
form one of the most sensational
pages in Wisconsin history, and in
volves men now high in official sta
tion. The Portage & Superior Railroad
company had secured a land grant of
10(J,U00 acres, as au inducement to
run' a road
up through tue north
western part of the state. The com
pany was weak, and as the season
closed in 1SSI it was' well understood
among railroad men that it would
have to lay down its load before the
winter was over. Hence when the
legislature opened, the corridors of
the capitol swarmed with railroad
lobbyists representing the two great
roads, the Northwestern and the St.
Paul, each of which wa3 striving to
obtain possession of the grant when
it reverted to the state. At tbat time
senator Sawyer was interested in the
Northwestern, though he has since
disposed of his interest. He was as
powerful at that time as now, and
had for his assistant John 0. Spooner,
then the attorney for the Omaha
road. Governor Rusk was serving
his first term as governor, to which
office he had been elected by the
Sawyer ring in the face of the de
mand by the body of the people tbat
Hans B. Warner be the nominee of
the Republican party.
This was tho situation when the
legislature opened. AU work had to
be done quietly, as tho Superior road
was still staggering along, while the
persons most in interest made the
best dicker they could. While this
corporation scramblo wa3 on foot the
laborers employed in tho construc
tion of the road wore receiving no
pay. Supplies ran short and the
starving wretches suddenly called a
bait in the capitol dickering by break
ing out iu noting. Driven by hun
ger tboy raided stores in adjoining
settlements. A reign of terror en
sued in that section and tho governor
was called on for assistance. Some
thing had to be done and at once. If
the network of wires leading to plot
and counterplot became uncovered
to public gaze there was danger that
the land grant would bo held by the
state for settlers. Ou the 10th of
January, 18S2, the representatives
of the Omaha and Sfc Paul com
panies met iu Milwaukee and formu
lated a contract under which the St.
Paul road agreed to pnll out ot the
fiht for the grant. In its turn the
Omaha company agreed that it,
would give to the St. Paul company
one-fourth part of the laud grant,
when acquired, aud also give tho
St. Paul company an agreemeut
by way of n lease or running ar
rangement by which the St. Paul
was to have the same right to run
its trains over a proposed road from
the Chippewa river to Superior that
the Omaha company would have
for which the St. Paul was to pay
the Omaha 6 per cent, per annum
on one-half the actual cost of the
road, and to pay for repairs on the
basis ot tho wheelage ot the two
companies. This was a perpetual
right, and the St. Paul company
further ngreed to pay ono-fourth of
any amount that the Omaha com
pany might agree to pay the Portage
company for the assignment of its
right to said land grant.
The amount of wages duo the
riotous laborers was S70.000. This
was provided by the corporations
interested and turned over to Gov
ernor Rusk, who thereupon issued
his celebrated proclamation with
the "bread mstead of bullets" clause.
The laborers were paid off and re
moved from the complication as a
perplexing factor, and by a combma
tion of the lobby tho legislature was
induced to transfer the land grant
to the Omaha road. In pursuance
of the agreement entered into the
Omaha company proceeded at once
to build its road according to the
proposed agreement, and the St.
Paul company built no more of its
line, but slopped at Cedar Falls,
six miles north of Menominee. In.
January, 1883, the Chicago & North
western road, controlled by th
Vanderbilt interests, purchaied
from Mr. Porter hia 'interests
in the Omaha and assumed
control ot the latter, and Mar
vin Hughitt was elected president.
In June, 18S3, Mr. Hughitt sent to
the St. Paul a communication refus
ing to make the division. The St
Paul people then brought suit to en
force the agreement. The Omaha
company demurred to the com
plaint, claiming that the contraet
wa3 void as as against public policy
and that no action could be main
tained thereon. Judge Stewart, in
the circuit court here, deoided that
the contract was a good cause for
action against the Omaha company,
and the supreme couri afterward re
versed his decision, the Omaha
Northwestern combination being
awarded the grant. The circuit
court has now, following the ruling
ot the supreme court, sustained the
demurrer and dismissed the com
plaint, thus closing out one ot the
crookedest deals that Wisconsin rail
railways were ever guilty of.
Spolzane Falls Review.
IF ALL SHOULD STRIKE, WHAT THEN?
Some Observations on the Widespread
Once, as we are told by tho veracious
chronicle, Capt Frederick Marryatt, a
certain high and mighty pasha, in a fit
of pique, ordered that all the people in
his realm should be beheaded. The
order, however, wa3 not carried out,
for the simple reason that there was
nobody to enforce it. Where all were
victims there could be no executioners,
and when the wrath of his mightiness
cooled down he was quite willing to
rescind the order.
The arrangement for a general strike
ot all the workmen on the first of
May is very nearly analogous to the
pasha's order. If literally and strictly
enforced it can hardly last a day, be
cause, under present conditions of so
ciety, men are dependent on each
others service. Thus, suppose
that the carpenters strike. They
may be able to live without
work, but they cannot live
without eating. They cannot have
meat, for the butcBers have struck.
They cannot buy bread, for the bakers
aro not baking. They cannot procure
groceries and canned provisions, for
the grocers' employes have joined the
ranlcs of the voluntarily unemployed.
Besides, as there are no men to run
the trains or to operate the mills and
factories, no beeves can be brought in
from the distant pastures, no flour can
be ground, no provisions can be
packed, and the problem of existence,
which is easily solved when everybody
does his share of the work, becomes an
imposiblo one when no man's hand is
raised to help his neighbor.
To bo sure, it is expected that the
fear of loss will drive employers to
concede the employes' demands be
fore things reach this pitch; ljut sup
pose it should not, and suppose that,
as one man has as much right to strike
as another, there should be a literal
compliance with the suggestion for a
universal strike. It would not last
more than twenty-four hours, but it
would be the most valuable experi
ence tue world ua3 ever gained in
that space of time. Philadelphia
The Stonington correspondent of
the Norwich Bulletin has a German
silver tobacco-box that has pasted in
the inside of the bottom the "code of
tho earliest laws and orders of the
general court of Connecticut in 1638
39, against the use of tobacco." On
the inside of the lid is the picture of a
constable arresting a man for chewing
tobacco. Said constable has on a sort
of continental hat, and, after placing
the hand of arrest on the chewers
shoulder, he remarked, "Chaw tobacco,
A rabbi, of Montreal, says the low
death rate among Jews is owing to
their adherence to the Mosaic law,
which permits for use as food only the
flesh of such animals as divide the
hoof and chew their cud. In the
killing of these animals the strictest
examination had to be made to pre
vent the communication of disease to
man. As to fish, the Jews only eat
those with both fins and scales, and
oysters, in his opinion, are simply " the
scavengers of the sea." Lobsters,
crabs, and other Crustacea are likewise
James Welch, of Middletown, Conn.,
having been told that tho force of a
dynamite explosion wa3 downward,
made a practical test of this principle
a few days ago, by boring a big hole
into a monstrous gnarled log, into
which ho put a lot of dynamite, ignited
a short-timo fuse and carelessly sat
down astride one end of the log. Soon
Welch and tho log ascended in a curve
about thirty feet; in the descent the
position of tho couple was reversed.
Welch arrived at earth first, the log
followed, and Welch says it thumped
him several times after he was down.
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