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Such M Never Been
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PLUMBING, TIN WORK
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Done by experienced workmen.
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ing.Purnlshlnjs: Goods, Mats,
Caps, Boots, Shoes, Trunks,
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Trustee for M. C. CROSBY.
The Mum Ma-ting of Kcpublltans This
Kvcninfi Will Uc Larycly
EVr.KV OTIIMf MAN HAS A LIST
01 Name in Ik Scleited it Ike rrlrie
Uclctjato n ttie Cosity Co-titlm--a
Vp and flown lh street". In lti hotel
corridors, and In Ih. cluU yesterday
were Man groups of business turn In an
Thn busy mn left hi work and Ihe
nut of leisure went U wurk. IMch and
poor, foreign .ml native born cltlsen.
mot together on fh. common plan, of
politic The bum and the wire puller
laid preliminary Hn for future work.
Groups were gathered al every corner.
ami the all-lortlng topic waa the com
ing Republican prlmarlr for the election
of delegte to Ih. county convention 10
be held April end. Each and every
man had a string of namea, which w.r.
hi. choice to be presented at the prl
marlM. Efforts were made In all direc
tion., to make three different string
harmonica thai they might be woven In
to one harmoojoua whol, but the more
the weaver worked, the more hole there
wore discovered In the pattern to cover.
All waa evidence that more than ordinary
Internet waa being manifested In county
affair, and tt to without saying that
Carruther' bail tonight wlU not be able
to aeoommodate the crowd.. No doubt
there will be apeaker galore, cocked
and primed with the Deeda and nece.
ill) of the hour In not only county, but
tate and national affair
There baa been In the paat much talk
about "ring.." "ring rule," and "party
Jobbery,'' but It ha been noted, a a
mailer of fact, that many wbo are loud
ni la accusation In chanfea of thl. kind
never at lend a maa meetlna or a prl
mary. I' l In theie meetlnra that Ihr
viil e of the ple can make llaelf heard.
and It I. hrr? atwve all other place,
where thf patriotic rttlarn of the lowe.t
or hlKlit walk of life hould ralr hi.
vol. fur purity, hone.ty and .lability of
tin party. If the bu.lneu man, the
nun who ran .uccrenfully carry on hi
own affair., the man of rood judgment
and the man of charai'lor. habitually ab
ami hlm.elf from fli preliminary meet
Ins of the political party, to which he
Ifivr. hi. adlier',me how can ho expect
lo the prliulplr which he practice
In hi. own bu.lne maintained In the
A wave of ununual entlment ha pae4
over Clat.op county and men of every
color In the Hepubllcan party will be
oa hand tonight. It I one of the good
lgn of the time that the bualnena men
have been awakened to the duty reeling
upon them ai member of the civil or
ganisation, and It la only at the prima
rle and preliminary party gathering,
tliat the Mm can be laid for the maJnto
naJiov of purer, better, and more effective
political method. Let him who crle
fraud .mil Jobbery go to the mail meet
ing tonight and do hi. part toward pre
VeaUlKf the catutrophle which he de
plore. The way to get a fair deal tn the next
polltloal game In Clataop county la to go
to the meeting tonight and pick out
none but trump card.
NEW SE1NINO GROUND.
Thought to He Detrimental to the River
For vveral days past Meaars. W. K.
Warren .and Dan Welch have had men
at work driving pllea on the aands op
polite the O. R. and N. dock. Their
purpoae is to erect a flahlng atatlon there
for seining during the coming season,
and In a. few days will have a com mo
dioli house built on th pllea for the
accommodation of men and horses.
Th Chamber of Commerce at It meet
ing Wednesday, thought the driving of
these 4lle would have the effect of tilling
up tha river channel and obstructing the
traffic on the river. It waa atated that
several years ago It wa discovered
that tha channel oppoalte the city waa
contracting, and a survey waa made by
a government engineer, which aubstan
tlated this supposition. Major Poat sub
mitted a report to the government, and
made suggestions which would cost J121.
irno to carry out These recommendattona
were Incorporated In a bill to Improve the
river, from Its mouth to the mouth of
the Willamette. Th bill was prepared by
the Port of Portland commission, and, It
Is stated, whatever portion of that
amount wa grandHl by congress, was
used to drag .vessels up to Portland,
without making any Improvement. In the
channel In front of Astoria. The Astoria
Chamber of Commerce, being dlssatlsll d
with what had been done, requested the
representatives In congress to place the
amount necessary for the Improvement
of the channel here In a separate Item In
the river and harbor bill this year. Yes
terday Secretary Holden received a let
ter from Senator Mitchell stating that
this had been done, and while he did not
think the entire amount would be re
ceived, yet enough would be secured to
inaugurate the work. Th Chamber of
Commerce, purposing to see that no fur
ther obstructions were placed In the
channel, and believing that the seining
grounds commenced by Messrs. Warren
and Welch would be a detriment, sent
the following telegram yesterday:
"Capt. W. L. Flk, U. 8. Engineers, Port
land: "Piles are being driven In the sands op
posite the coal bunkers In Astoria. The
Chamber Of Commerce believes that It
will bo an ob.trtittlon to navigation and
rtangerou to the harbor at that point.
We rwiiwt fully requent you lo Investi
gate the inattT and have M piling
removed at on... (1 WIN'JATK,
ITnel'li nt rhaiiiber or .mmerce,"
Tlio.n who are wll po.t'd In river mt
ler. ay that wherever fl.h Iioiwhi have
been built on I he aand., th naiul. hav
gradually piled up around them, and
have continued to (row rrum year to
Neither Meear. w. r. warr'n nor u.
II. Welch rnuld l aeen laat night, but
Mr. Jame W. Welch ald In conversation
Upon the aubjerl. that h con.ld'r'd the
whole think mere child' play and a
hubbub In k teapot. I. M Welrh and W.
K. Warren had perfect title to the land
from the atate of Oregon and could do
with them what they pleaded. Further
more, he "aid the) the pile, had be n
driven, mnr than loo feet away from the
main channel; that the now or the wat. r
waa toward the ahore, and that if
anything wa going to cause, the piling
op of the .and. In the channel, the pro
pneed eitenalnn of the city dock to the
channel line would do mor In that di
rection tm to one than the few plli
they had driven lit the middle of the
river, llr.ldea that, he thought It wa
no one'a bu.lne what the owner of
th .and did with their own property,
1'p to a late hour la.l night Mr. Win
gate had received 00 reply to hi te.
gram. The imu convention la the ptare wh-re
the good Republican can eaercl.e the
greateet Influence In hi party.
The Industry 1 Growing Very Rapidly
Mr. M. I.. Reynold, repreentlng I. De
Turk' vineyard. Sonoma county, Cal
ifornia, la In the city vltlting old friend.
It le hi flrat vl.lt to A.toria in ten
year. He aay that he nor- many Im
provement III and about the city alnc
hla la.t vl.lt. and that It -haa an air of
healthy bualneea poeed by but few
plane on the roa.t. , In (peaking of the
prospect of the wine-grower In Califor
nia, Mr. Reynold aald to an Aitotian
reiartr: "The wine bu.lne, particu
larly In the line of tabr wine, ha In
rread fifty per cent the laat year In
California. The grower received good
price for their grape, and vlneyardoien
are thl prlng planting out large quan
tltlea of new .tock In my opinion the
buelneu will continue to Increate on
rood baal. There la a better feeling
amorurnt all rlaiwee. engaged In the trade,
and there la dcldedly a better market for
home grown good than there haa been
for thr-e year pant. Our Eaalern and
Central American trade ha very lr -ly
tncreaaed. and w think It. ha taken
auch a Mart a will Inaure It contin
uance. A wine are more or leu of a
luiury. the very great Improvement In
thla line of trade would indicate to me
that there ha been' a decided advance
In other line throughout the country."
A Prominent Slateeman In Iowa. Predicts
the Third Itallot Will Settle It.
Kx-Senator E. O. Miller. Waterloo, la.,
a brother of W. C. Miller, of thl city,
writing lo the Luverne. Minn., Herald,
I note a point In your leader f the Sth
that I don't quite agree with. As to
"rrpfatlng the Windom fiasco," you say
that "no such risk need be Incurred."
You cannot give Senator Davis "earnest
and loyal support" without giving him
your ballots more than once: less than
three times cannot be called earnest
support T'nless there I a notable
change fn the situation I belli-ve Mc
Klnley will he nominated on thf third
ballot. In that event you will have re
prated "the Windom fiasco ". If your
man is your first choice: If he I a bona
fide candidate, well and good etlck to
him: but it doe aeem to me there I
too much at stake to Justify the party
of a great state In wasting compliments
on a favorite .on. With us the situation
I different: our candidate (Allison! Is In
perfect good faith. He haa many times
all over the country been mentioned In
connection with the presidency: of halt
a score of leader he Is one. he has as
many strong points as a candidate as
any man named. Is It true that the
boeses hope to beat the Ohio man by ad
mitting contesting delegates from the
south? If Piatt and Quay and Clarkson
are a party to any such scheme, they
on Kb t to be hot They are the worst
possible enemies of the party. If it Is
true, all the "favorite sons" should at
once take themeslves out of the fl?ld
and let the people at one swoop wipe out
the Infernal political combination.
TWO WOMEN AT A LCJfCH.
They Monopolised The Room and Ob
tained Their Money's Worth.
In lower Broadway there are "quick
lunch" rooms where busy men resort at
midday for a light meal. At these
place men, without removing hats or
outer coats. 1t on high stools at higher
counter a, or stand In (rent of buffets and
help themselves to the food arranged for
their convenience. Wvmen are aeldom
aeen In these rooms, but occasionally a
alight a( neat Ion Is caused among patrons
and waiter by their appearance.
While I waa .ejLted al one of the
counters the other day two women with
aeven packages of various sixes entered,
and while five score or more of eyes
were on them, stepped up to the counter
and askea what the menu was. A polite
waiter anewered the question by rattling
off the names of a couple of doaen dishes.
"We will have coffee," answered one of
the women, aa they climbed onto stools
that didn't allow their feet to touch the
floor and spread out their packages on
"I have changed my mind and will take
chnculale instead of coffee," said one,
when tho waiter came with the eoff
With a smile on his averted face the
waiter r traced his steps, and when he
returned with the chocolate found the
women had opened one of the sevea
package and displayed six home-made
"Will you give us a plate and a knife?"
"Kni some butter," requested the
The plate, knife and butter were set
"Do you furnish pickles with coffee?"
asked one. The answer waa a dish of
small choice pickles set in front of them.
"Some water, please," came from the
"And napkins." sold the other.
They received both water and napkins,
and all for five cents apiece.
Fur will be used In conjunction with
chiffon on the dressy summer capes.
Best Washing Powder on
earth. Large size, 20 cents.
ALMOST A RIOT
Two Aliened Oregon Burglars Cause
Kuitcmcnl in the Su
LAWYERS GRASP EACH OTHER
Bloat OcBaoijed, bit Ni Daaage Doc
icl Relcavi oi HabeK Corp. t
RtqaUitiot riper Soot Ar
rhe ffo" Oregot.
Tacoma. March K An ezoltlng acene
which approached a rp.t, occurred In the
uperior court thl afternoon.
Charlea Barrett and William Morrliaey,
who are wanted In Portland. Oregon, for
burglary, had been rei-aed on habeaa
corpua proceeding. A aquad of police
men waa present to re-arreat them, but
Judge Parker hld that they could be re
taken only after the luuance of new
warrant. Being free, Ihe men ruahd for
Ih talrway, when Prosecutor Davl
houted to the police to ! them. He
waa oppod by Frank Smaller, their
atorney. The lawyera grappled and used
their flta but were finally separated.
Chief of Police Smith ordered hi men to
charge on the alleged burglar which
they did, though thla wa In conflict with
the court' Instruction. An officer soon
arrived with warrant from the munici
pal court charging them with being fu
gitives from Juatlce. The police u.ed
their revolver and aoon had the men at
bay. though neither wa hit. They were
caught several block from the court
Governor Lord, of Oregon, haa signed
requisition paper and It Is expected the
men will go to Portland tomorrow.
ELATED IN CAIRO.
At the Prospect of War General Gor
Cairo, March M. While the natives are
all disconsolate ai the prospect of war.
the English In Cairo are elated. Score
of young men In civil places are striving
for permission to Join the forcea and sev
eral Enkllsb women have volunteered
for hospital service.
The prospect of fighting creates much
enthusiasm among the British.
Mr. Constance Knowles has issued an
apeal to Englishmen here on behalf of
a fund for prospective widows and or
Many serious minded observer prertlrt
that the attempt to carry out England's
long matured policy in the Soudan will
provoke a European war. Inasmuch as It
will afford France and Russia th? u re-
text which they have been yearning for.
The war correspondents of the London
press are rapidly concentrating heie
The troops in Cairo are taken by raU
to Ghlrheh. where the Cook st'amert
receive and carry them to Asouan.
The North Staffordshire regiraeut I
hooked to make Ihe trip at once. One
cannot meet an English officer wbo does
not heartily approve the coming conflict
The young khedlve la said to be tlat-d
over the prospect
A brief Interview was had with
Slatln Paha. the companion of Ueneral
Gordon, who ha had seventeen years of
lire and Imprisonment In the Soudan, and
who now holds the rank of colonel In
the Egyptian army. Ho Is suffering
from Injuries received through a recent
fall from his horse. He said:
"Although I am still lame, t shall go
to the front with Sirdar at one. By
reeson of my knowledge of the country
and my information as to the forcea In
the Held and to be brought Into it, and
my ability to speak the dialects of the
Soudan region, I ought to be able to
render good service."
Of the Senate Accepted by th Conferees
Washington. March 28 The conferees
on the Cuban resolutions have agreed
to accept the resolutions as passed by
the senate. The resolutions are aa fol
low: Resolved, By the senate, the house of
representatives concurring therein, that
In the opinion of congress a condition of
publlo war exists between the govern
ment of 8paln and the government pro
claimed and for aome time maintained
by force of arms by the people of Cuba,
and that the United 8tates should main
tain a strict neutrality between th con
tending power, according to each all
th rights of belligerents In th porta and
territory of the United Btatee. ,
Reeorved. Further. That the friendly
offices of the United State be offered
by th president to th Spanish govern
ment toward the recognition of the In
deoeodeame of Cuba.
BT. PETERSBURG'S VIEWS.
St. Petersburg. March 2. The Mar
quia dl Rudlnl's speech has given rise
to a variety of opinions' in the prves
The Novostl says it shows the prime
minister In an unworthy light, lacking
In astuteness. Italy should have chosen
open war or honest peace. She is now
negotiating merely to gain time.
The Novo Vremya la full of praise for
him. It saya the prim minister's
speech shows that the end will he peace,
without a thought of revenge.
The Vtedlraosti says: "If Italy now
refuses to conclude peace It will be a
proof of a grand plot between Italy and
England against Abyssinia. In these
days It seems as no kingdom nor any
native "ower In Africa will be allowed
to exist by bloodthirsty clvlltiers."
ONE OF GOD'S ARMY.
Grant's Pass, Or., March 26. James
Wilson, a member of God's Regular Ar
my, of this place, had a hearing today
before Justice Fldler, on a charge of
assault with Intent to commit rape upon
Winifred Purdy, the S year old child of
William Purdy, commander of God's
Regular Army here.
Wilson is 65 years of age and was
acting quartermaster of God's Regular
Army up to a week ago, when he Is al
leged to have committed the crime. He
left here and went to California, but was
brought back last night for examina
tion. Wilson was held to answer the charge
before the grand Jury.
Having Hoe Cake Soap in
your kitchen or bath once
Flv Claim. Against th Will of A. J.
Davis, of Montana.
Butt. Mont., March . Five eontesU
of alleged wills of Andrew J. Davla are
now on trial. Tomorrow la the last day
for th filing of contests.
The contestant so far on record are
Kllxahets Bowdorn, of Hpringfle4. Ma.;
and Diana Davla, of Bomeravlll., Conn.;
Calvin V. Davis, of Sebaatopot, Cal.; Elis
abeth A. Smith, of Berkeley, and Hulda
Snail, of Kern county, California, th.
latter claiming to be th widow of the
The moat formidable contest Is that
of Elisabeth A. Smith, Instituted today.
Bli alleges that tbs will of MM was ft
forgery, and that It was contested by
Henry A. Hoot, Harriet Sheffield, of Mas
sachusetts, Henry A. Davis, of New
York, snd Harsh Maria Cummlngs, of
Ware, Mas. Tha case resulted in ft
inlM-tiial. after which the petitioner
slate th contestants entered Into
conspiracy with lb heirs of John A.
Davis to divide the estate among them
selves and defraud the other petitioner.
The petitioner want on twnty-second
of th estate.
The good Republlcsn who does not get
in his work tonight bad better stay away
from the polls next Juno, or go there
reconciled to voting a scratched ticket
Accident on the Ocean Sinks the Helen
San Francisco, Match W. The schooner
Helen Meniam waa run down and com
pletely wrecked by the schooner Christi
na Steffena. but Sunday morning, about
22 miles off Point Reyes. Captain Grug
gel and three men, who composed the
crew of th Merrlam, were taken off by
the Steffena. The Meniam drifted along
the ocean and s now perhaps at tha bot
Captain Gruggel lays all the blame of
the accident on Steffens. The latter, he
aav had no lbzhta out and could not b
discerned until she wss on top of his I
el. To make matters worse, accord-
Ing to hla story, th master of tha Stef
fena refuted to atand by and assist In
saving hla vessel.
Both schooners were bound north, th
Meniam to Nehalem river, and the ther
to Timber Cave, which la about thirty
miles north of whore the accident oc
curred. The place to defeat bad candidates Is
at the mas conventions and party pri
maries, and not at tho poll except In
NAVAL BILL PA88ED.
House Make No Amendment to the
Washington. March M.-The naval ap- j of a negro. Thtwo men
proprlation bill wa. passed today by the r for ten econ.W. "hen both
house without substantial amendment. ' down before the bowling crowi
An effort wa. made by the advocates of ' that waa swaying around them. I- a
a larger Increase of naval strength than j natant the platform was a scene of wM
waa authorised by the bill, to Increase chao. Excited negroes m"tii,
the number of battleship from four to ' the battle for twenty mirmte be
slx. This Increase was supported on the t for sn ermed force of P"mJ
floor by Hanley. Cummlngs. and John- , the riot It "Je a-"
son. and opposed by Boutelle. chalrma. that no one waa darerouly
of the committee. Lick and Robinson. ' though one or two oftlM i white dele-
The house by a large majority .too ' f'- " well a. a negro ori twv were
by the recommendation of the commtr.ee. , bru ed cfderably
the proposition for six battleship mus- I eouM be obtained, the conventJon. aftar
terlng but S vote, abainst 134. ' Varlou : disposing of a few minor
other amendments were offered, but all ' Journed sine die. without Issuing any tn
fallei , structlons to the delegates to Bt Louis.
The bill, as passed, carries t31.fll.Mt. ! Immediately after thhe regular con-
snd authoriu th construction nf four
battleships and fifteen torpedo boats, the
total cost of which will be In the neigh
borhood of 3S, 000,000.
Every Republican can have his say
and make hla influence felt by attending
the meeting tonight. '
RESULT OF RASH WORDS.
Fresno, Cal.. March . An attempt
was made tonight to lynch Johnson, the
minister who last night charged from
the pulpit that two-thirds of the girls or
Fresno were ruined before they reached
the age of It. Officers rescutd him from
the angry mob and he is now under the
protection of the sheriff.
He was called before a mass meeting
of business men and made to sign a
complete apology. He was then told
that his presence In town would not be
needed. He strenuously objected to
leaving town, but when the pastor of
the church Joined the committee in ad
vising him to go, he became more pacific
and at a late hour tonight the evangelist
WOULDN'T LET HIM GO.
Portland. March 2S. The members of
th First Baptist church tonight refused
to accept the resignation of the Rev.
Roland D. Grant pastor, which he pre
sented some time ago. The vote stood
91 against and JS for. The Rev. Grant
asked until Sunday to reconsider the
Portland. March JS. The salmon can
nerymen have adjourned the meeting In
this city without accomplishing anything
definite looking to the realisation of a
combination schema The meeting will
be resumed In Astoria tomorrow.
Roeeburg, March 26. After fourteen
hours' deliberation the jury returned a
verdict of "not guilty" In the case of
the state vs. Andy Pool, for complicity
In Murderer Brown's escape last De
cember. HE WAS GUILTY.
McMlnnvllle, Or., March 38. Peter Laf
ferty was convicted of manslaughter to
day for the murder of Jonas Short He
will be sentenced on Saturday.
Liverpool, March !6. Wheat, spot, dull;
demand, poor: No. 2 red winter, 3s 5d;
No. I hard Manitoba, Ss 3U.d; No. 1 Cali
fornia, (s 5Mrd.
ortland, March Wheat Valley, 60;
Walla Walla. 7557V4.
Liverpool, March 26. Hops Pacific
Coast, 1 IBs.
Highest of all in Leavening
IT WAS A SPLIT
State of Tcias Further Distinguishes
Herself by Xarrowly Escap
ing a funeral.
TVS BEGAN WITH A WHOOP
"cKisley r actio Skit Oat j Ike CkahT
if. kit Held Scsmm of Its 01
liter the Trnihlt aid li
st rioted Delegates.
Austin, Tex., March X. Th Republic;
state convention, which ha been lo sev
slon in this city since Tuesdsy. adjourned
sine die thl afternoon after having gala
sd the distinction of narrowly avoiding
a funeral, and having the not unusual
thing, now-a-dayi in Texas, of a spilt
The situation looked threatening at taw
very start thla morning. Tho McKlnlsr
men worked all night among the negroes
I a 10: sncceeoea in pnmini n-i
number of tnern, so ins uu murm
when the hour for convening arrived. It
found tha McKlnley men an organise
fore occupying the center of tha hall,
with a vry determined look oa their
faces, and an air of fight surrounding
them. Th first work of the convention,
wa th receiving and adoption of th
credential committee report. ItrfUntro
duction Immediately precipitated a row,
and whUe tha McKlnley faction made a
determined stand to get some showing.
Chairman Cuney. with his arbitrary rat
ings, shut them out entirely and organis
ed, the convention with the Reed.Alllom
men In exclusive charge. Tho convention
adopted resolutions favoring the gold
standard. The convention then electeg
delegate to th St Lonis convenuow
Hardly had the vots on the selection of
lector been announced when a long
anticipated row wa In force. Am tho
chair declared the men elected, a wild
whoop from th very center of th Mc
Klnley delegation proclaimed that trou
ble had begun. On hurley negro can
I through th Jam. passing tn men aa
front of htm aside as If they were aw
I much chaff, and In his wak came a ntra
j dred follower wild with excitement
They gave every evidence that they In
tended to capture th grand stand. Tag
I first negro to reach th stage made a
1 lunge at Cuney head with his fist White
'. he struck at Cuney. he found himself
enn fronted br a big revolver In th hands
, veniion acjuurneu. in .trv..,.r,
took charge of the ball and organised
their convention In due form, electing
delegates to 8t. Louis.
This convention did not consider a plat
form, but adopted a resolution endorsing
McKlnley for president and Instructing
the delegates sent from here to vote for
him a long as his name waa before th
Let all those wbo have been so ready
! to cry ling rule after conventions in the
paat, go to the meeting tonight, or for
! ever after hold their peace.
TO SELL THE SOUTHERN. '
Asked for the Sinking Fund by the Joint
Committee Important Resolution.,
Cincinnati. March M. At a meeting
yesterday at the Chamber of Commerce
of the committees appointed by the
Chamber of Commerce, the Freight Bu
reau, the Commercial Club, the Manu
facturers'. Club and the Optimist' Club
to consider the proposed sale of the Cin
cinnati Southern: Mr. Thomas Morri
son, aa chairman of the, Joint commm It
tee, presided, and after considerable dis
cussion a resolution was adopted which
will be submitted to the various appoint
ing bodies, and If approved by them will
then be presented to the special commit- '
tee from the board of legislation.
The resolution 1s as follow:
"To the Special Commlttee-of th Board
of Legislation on Cincinnati Southern
Railroad: The resolution which brought
your committee Into existence seems ta
have been timely, as there Is- no question
but that the conditions which now sur
round the Cincinnati Southern railroad
problem call for wise and careful consid
eration. "It must be plain to an wbo Have given
the question any thought that If the
present condition of uncertainty is per
mitted to continue Cincinnati wtll he
handicapped tn efforts to control the
"The remedy would seem to be In tti
permanent disposal of the roul, that th
question of its future control may bt
settled, nnd the road enter upon a perloil
of development and prcspTlty.
"In view, therefore, of th? facts above
stated we are of the opinion that the
board of legislation of the city of Cin
cinnati should promptly pass the resolu
tion suggested by the sinking fund
trustees, in order that the necessary legal
steps under act of March 12. ISS7. may
at once be taken to determine whether
or not acceptable bids tor the control of
the Southern railroad will be submitted."
Tho resolution that the Joint commit
tee asks to be passed by th board of
legislation Is the one suggested by the
sinking fund trustees, by which the
board of legislation will declare It neces
sary to sell the road. When this la
done the matter wtll thereby be placed
in such a shape that the sinking fund
trustees may act.
Power. Latest U. S. Govt Report
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