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Atlanta Constitution, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1890, Atlanta, Georgia ONSTITUTION. XXI. ATLANTA. GA., TUESDAY MORNING MARCH 25, PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. 1UBMXG THEM OUT, BEGINNING TO CALL A HALT Ult Be That Not Many Maro Scats "ifiU d from the Capital. March elections comnnttw will tomorrow de- to tlie contrite 1 election case- ol McDuihe ILiutTurpin from the fourth Alabama dis- L Thiswlhu-ast involves what is This L as the cm- to cm nl the question, that being a ill negroes ot voting age, jsiis AH If the; had cast ZtTballots for the rot ubtican candidate, up- Jfftepresumption tint they would have so had tlir> n t U 11 j euted by fraud aruiUuiitHtion Tin. it-publicans of the com- -tieebiNi. held conferences on this asc, bat up to the present tht j hav e not been to agree Tl THK WORLD'S FAIR BILT> for TfcU Morning In t tho HI disposition am irt, so retiv o that the nothing as to the real pur ntv rud hence the action of I m doubt As the rtpub M a working ma jonty hy of rapidly tunuiu wt deuiiAr t- i t to is a maniftst n_ me of them to call a halt N r ro ru PA.SSFII Oi tlie Mutt, i mo ti leases from "N fte repubhi xi f tlu nuutteeliaveprwtic illy igrcetl upon b it 011 Ihej have made up rt j rt to unseat from the Rchnionli1 tier but m tho cases of Scron- (on a u -1 t-i> frori the -4th dis- tnct and B i tr (republican) against Bacfaanin froLi tho 'Hit district, the indica- tions an> t c- will so divide 111 ij rt report to the AsKvirN the Mississippi oases, the rcnuo- uot onl> uf tlie committee, but of the make no secret of contempt for Chahuers 1 hey openly declare that the re public in party t him no debt either for past sprv or any promise of future benefit northern republicans would do v i jlem e to tho screws of dcconcj and propriety of (Heir constituents to vole to jeat Inm clliuis Hooker's seat, has icarceh J belter standing as this case utterl> before the committee THK t exceed tht amount of money appro- priated by the 91 IViulnig further action, the committee rose, aud, at 5 o'clock, the house adjourned, LEFT AtONE IX THKIK GLOR1. THE ANTI-TRUST BILL. SENATOR TO ON IMPERFECTIONS IN HIS BItL. Some of the Think the Ohio Senator a Floor to Appljr Required A Tough OAUK of isitora in AunH- too. AVMSTON, Ala March 24 LSpecial the many nor hernew who hue visited the south within the two jeirs, most being trc i ted like pcutlemen, have as snch, but tUo people of Amnston were treated to a speetar le by the Vermont excursionists today that ia KI> boldoui witnessed ui the south 1 he party is composed of two classes one apparantj) decent and the other decidedlj- tough While some of the more reapedible ammig them were being shown around tho cit} tho balance of the party btopped, at the depot aud in a short while tho southern gentlemen present were ojteumg tlioir at tiie sight of white men njg their pictures taken with negro Benches on their arms, and negro babj son their shoulders, -while others were dancing negro strumpets, and others wore netting cm up to good liquor, making their companions druuk and altogether a tune This, in the e-xra of decent white men, may sound exaggerated, but word can be substantiated bj All our peo- ple who saw the proceedings were thoroughlj disgusted, heforo the train lelt tht >ankeo visitors "left ilone in their glorj TOR2VADO IN SOUTH CAROUXA. March 34 petitions against the ratification of the extradition treaty with Knqma having been presented from Mas- sachusetts and Missouri, Mr Hoar said that he would once more raise the question to their presentation in open session "That was decided the other said Mr Vest, "by a vote of the senate "It waa Mr Hoar replied, "when there were very tew senators present, and m the absence of irenibsra of the committee on foreign relations "I think that the decision should be reversed at once I bad supposed until the other day, said Mr Dowes, "that there was a queb- tioii but that such petitions should be re- sented in execute e session That vote the other day seemed to be a departure custom I no choice about it mrteJf "I should like a full senate.' said Mr CocK roll "when the point is discussed I think that tlie senate did eatactly right tin other day The point of order was withdrawn hy Mr Hoar, for the time being THB MONTANA REPORT Mr Hoar, from tho committee on privileges and elections, reported four resolutions in the case of persons claiming seats as senators from the state of two of them declaring that Clarke and Magmnis were not entitled to seats and the other two declannR that Saun- ders and Power were "entitled, on the merits of the case to be admitted" to seats A resolution from uiinoritj of the committee, making opposite declarations, were reported b> Mr Grav and all -was ordered to be printed, Mr Hoar ing notice that ho would the senate to consider them Thursday next BALFOURS SCHEME Of A VERY COMPLICATED MEASURE, Mr. Gladstone Says Demands Searching of tlte Belief BUI. Fortunately it was easier the number of occupying SHKRMAN'S [BILI- LONDON. March 34 the bouse of com- mons tonight Mr Bulfour, chief secretary tor Irelind, introduced a bill for, the purchase of land 111 Ireland, and the improvement of the poor and more congested districts The bill also provides fur the establishment of an Irish land department Mr Balfour said he believed that even- party agreed as to the necessity for increasing the number of occupving owners in Ireland Some on both sides view with disfavor any pol- ic> excluded the landlord class from rural social life uh these he greatly sjrnpathized knowing how m Great Britain the landlord contributed to the well-being of others. to increase owners in Ireland than m England, because the price of land in Ireland was lower and the tenant poe- tenants nghts, irrespective of the land- lords Stilt a measure dealing with land pre- sented complicated issues In proposing the formation of a land department a complex nature of the question presented itself There were no fewer thin e bodies for valuation and tho sale of land, namely tlie land estate court, boards of commissioners appointed un- der tlie acts ot 1881 and 1885, commisaionera of and board of works The bill pro- posed an amalgamation of these into one oody [Cries of Hear, hear Uegardmg the question "ought a land pur- chisp b il to be the go-vemment ausw ered no Compulsion should be used sparingly [Irish cheers But when justified b> necesbitj it should he app'ied [Ministerial cheers Compulsion could not be one-wded If they compelled a landlord to sell, they must force the tenants to Several Killed and Buildings Lev- eled to tlte Grotmtl. CHVRLFSTOV, S C March 24 violent storm approximiting the force of a tomido in some places sw ept er tho northern we'rtem and central portions of the state Sat- urday afternoon Many telegraph wires are still down, and satisfactory reports are not yet received The loss of hfe wag small, but sev- eral negroes were killed in Sumter county, and a white man m Union county by falling houses rni roil bridge Broad nver near Spartanburg, was blown clear from its piers, minutes after A train had passed Many dwellings nnd stores lost roofs and spires A Baptist church in Sumter was blown down Buildings were unroofed, fences lei- eled, trees uprooted, and a Presbyterian dumb destroyed in Cheater country There was a severe blow with occasional damige to buildings in Florence, Spaitaiiburg, Newherry and Charleston counties _ The bill to declare unlawful trusfarand com- binations in restraint of trade and production was taken up, and Mr Turpie addressed the senate He discussed the constitutional points and concluded bj expressing the belief that congress had the same pow er to regulate inter-state commerce that tho states had to regulate commerce within then lines Mr Push followed Mr Turpie in an argu merit in fai or of the hill He said the exist- once of trusts nnd combinations had become a matter of public history, and the magnitude and oppressive and merciless characti r of the it. suiting from them had caused univer- sal inquiry to be made w hether congress could not do something to out or imu igate those r tlie owner of "ilvei bullion the deposit metes 13 herein to deposit the belling but the close WAS dull Cotton on was 1 iGlower _ at Work on Uaselmll Grounds guit Work. BOSTON March The carpenters at work on the Boston club grounds were or dered to quit tins afternoon by the carpenters' union All but seven men of the eighty em- ployed went out According to Walking Del esjate Chnkard, of the carpenters' union the Federation of I..abor hav e been given to un derstaud, time and again, that in payment for their indorsement the brotherhood would as- suredly see to it that contracts would be let out to such contracters as would agree to employ union labor, pay union wages, aud enforce the union standard of the workday, whether it might be of eight or nine hours It 11 claimed that not only has the brotherhood club of Boston failed to conform to tlie re quirements of the union, but that the brothei hood managers of other cities o practically ignored, in the placing of their contracts in dorsemcnt of labor oiganiyations and wishes of the union in Chicago and Phil- adelphia It May Be Body, BIRMINGHAM, Via "March 24 [Special) this afternoon from Hortiuo and Decitur Ala, announce the finding of a bod> in tho Tennessee m or.wluch is supposed to bo that of B 1> hildcn, tho capitalist of tms city The body was much swollen and disfignied nnd had CM deiitlv been in the witcr soinv tune tuemls ot the imssiug m in "gone to Ueeitur to seo if tbev can identify tho An ed gold ring nhirh the missing man wore was not found oil the of the body tikcu from the rrver Mr Tapper Mission. CHICAOO, March 34 dispatch from Ot- tawa Ont says Hon O H Tupper minister of marine and fisheries, has relumed from AVaslungtoii He said that Jna inmion had not been a diplomatic one, hut that he had goiio to aslungtoii e Sir Julian Pauiice- forto information "which his department pot. sensed in reference to the F curing sea matter That question alone has been considered during the last fortnight and all he could say at pres- ent v% as that negotiations eio not v ft completed The Atlantic, fisheries question had not yet been taken up Au Important Decision. WASHINGTON, March 24 Iho supreme court of the Lmted States today rendered decisions in what is known as the griiiger cases, being appeals from the decisions of the state supreme court of Minnesota upholding the action of tho state railroad and warehouse commission in fixing rates for handling and switching cars of the Minneapolis a id Eastern railroad, and fixing rates on mlk the Chicago, Milwaukee ind Ptul road The decision of the state court is m both ,.011 gi ess had the power t> make such tiusts aud combinations criminal and punishable At the of Mr I'ugh s remarks Mr Platt made tho point of ordei that there was no quorum present, and a c lit of the senate was thereupon ordered During the call senators entered the chamber and tho result n as that forty-seven senators answered to their names, and the regular proceedings were lesumed KBAGAN'S AMENDMENT Tho amendment offered by Mr Reagnn. be- ing his onti trust bill, was the first question to he voted on Mr George said that he regarded the amend- ment, as lie did the bill as without vvanaiit in tho constitution But he regarded the amend- ment aa more amount than the an un constitutional bill could bo for that reason he should 'at this stage of the or rather of the proceeding [laughter] v ote for tho amendment, Mr Teller siid he w as in full sympathy with the objects of the bill the only question was how trusts and combinations could be con trolled The bill, lie said, would apply to tho farmers' alliance and the national farmers' league, which were organi7ed with the av owed purpose of increasing prices of farm thing -winch he regarded as most desirable ind as absolutely essential to the prosperity of the country He did not w ant to go to the extent of interfering with organizations w hith he thought were ab- solutely justified by the remarkable condition of things in the country Mr George referred to the Knights of Labor as another organization that would come within the scope of the hill, because the object of that order was to increase their wages and consequently to increase the cost of pro- duction TUMPING OV The discussion i-ook a wide range and drifted from Mr Reagan s amendment to that offered by Mr In gal Is (aimed at dealings in "futures" and 'options Mr Stewart argued tint such measures as the pending bill would reich everj transac- tion m hfe and would he particularly oppress- ive to the struggling masses who were making combinations to resist accumulated w ealth Its practical working would be to crush out the t fforts of people were striving to pro- tect themselves againstoppressivo monopolies lie-jicks, he did not an> warrant in tho constitution for such legislation If the bill was constitutional it would permit the prose- cution of fanners of Iowa or Kansas, who com- bined to hold back their corn until prices were 1 ctler He regarded as the worst combine" in the couutrj, that w hich made money scarce Mr Blair opposed Mr Tngalls s amendment as being really the legalization or lirpnsmg of the crime of gambling in on con- dition of ptyiug a high JIT Mr Hoar condemned the bill as inadequate to afford tlio relit t it purported to give, aiidhe ch it as a quack remenj Air Sherman retorted by asking Mr Hoar genuine remedy he (Mr Hoar) had to propose, if tho bill under discussion was 1 quack medicine He said that the duty on cotton cloths or woolen cloths, ivas a little too low to protect the manufacturers of Massa- chusetts Not a month or a day would be allowed to pvss before he (Mr Hoar> would demand a remedj m the way ot raising tba dutv Here was a remedy for a greater wrong than an> that results from a low tariff Mr Hoar replied to Mr Sherman and in- titnated that some other doctor ought to be called m to consider the case, or that some other remea> besides court-plaster should be buy Tlie most cogent reason against comnul sion was that they could not make the Dili compulsory without applying it to the whole of Ireland Tne saw no possibili- ty of proposing at one go sucii an enormous ti an -faction, as the compulsory transfer of the n hole land of Ireland from the existing own- ers to existing occupiers [Hear Hear Ought they to throw any risk upon the Bnt- ijili taxpayer9 The government agtm an- ered no Such a course w as practically im- poisible Even British credit could not be used for canyutg ont the proposal if a risk to British tax pajers was imolved, stall British credit under perfectly secure conditions must be used [Painelhto laughter THE GOVERNMENT'S ADVANCES Unless that was done neither would the landlord haie assurance that be would receive for las land anything better than waste paper, nor would a tenant receive assistance or in- ducement to buy In dealing with the ques- tion of advances to tenants to enable them to purchase, the government had decided against advancing more than twenty years' rental, rent from w hich had been deducted rates which are now paid by the land- BERLIN, March The emperor has ap- pointed Count Enlenberg, the now governor of Hesse-Nassan, Prussian minister of the in- tenor Dr Mignel, one of the leaders of the national liberal party, minister of finance Baion Heuuie, minister of agriculture, and General Von Goldtz, mmisser of public works A SUGGESTED VIBNAA, March It is reported that Count imperial prime minister, has suggested that a conference be held between Emperor ilham. Emperor Francis Joseph, and King Humbert, aa the only means of allaj ing the anxiety prevailing m Austria and Italy, in regard to tbe situation arising from Prince Bismarck's resignation" It is hoped that Emperor "William will agree to attend such a conference, and that he M ill bring with him General Von Cartnvi, the new chancellor Count Kalnoky ana Signor Cnspi, Italian prime minister, would also be present at con- ference, in case Chancellor Von Capnvi at- tended The Austrian government considers that Emqeror declination to attend such a conference would cause trouble and un- easiness throughout Europe Especially would this bo the case m Balkan states, in regard to which it is reported that the governments of Busaia and Germany will make an agreement at the expense of Bulgaria ANOTHKB BISMARCK RESIGNS Count William Bismarck, jounger son of Pnnce Bismaick, has resigned the presidency of the regency of Hanover Tlie French are Watching. PARIS, March M Kibot, minister of foreign affairs, informed a deputation of the Paris chamber of commerce today that the French government was carefully observing the progress of legislation relating to the tariff at Washington aud would do whatever it could in the interest of French manufacturers and exporters AT HIGH WATER MARK BISE At WATER IN SOME OF THE STREETS. Abandon Union bj- Clewr mad Gawd from HE PUT UP FOR JAKE. meaning the _ lord, but which, after purchase, must be paid for bj the tenant As illustrative of tlie workings of the scheme, Mr Hal'our instanced a holding, the gross rent of w hiuSi is and the net rent JE100 a year, upon which one year is due The bill, be said encouraged the landlord and tenant to bar- gain as to the price- of tbe holding, and if they failed to agree, referred the question ot price to the land the officials of which putting aside a joar s arrears, must themselves of a bojia fide transaction and that the security is adequate and must see that not more than twenty years purchase is advanced The department might next issue a vesting order, making tne tenant owner of the holding, all arrears of debts to the land- lord being wiped out, dead rents abolished and the tenant put in possession, free of obligation, except the paj-ment of 4 per cent yearly upon the money advanced This4 per cent he called a normal annuity, but during the j ears the bill required the tenant to pay 8 per cent of the net annual rent INSURANCE FUNDS In the case supposed1 this would amount to of which the government proposed to re- tam aa tho tenants' insurance fund, to meet seasons of special distress The land department might draw upon this fund, if tbe tenant fell into arrears So far the bill was tbe Ashbourne act im- proved In addition to the provisions of the Ashbourne act, the bill required security for purchases They might take as security local or general taxation, or tbe fund contributed to Ireland from the i pipe rial exchequer He pro- 1 to take as security contributions of the ,sh exchequer to local purposes, and as a corrollarj to make local country authorities responsible for default The bill would thus estibiish a guarantee fund, consisting of and contingent fund Mr. Rich Secures Jake KHraln m Liberty by Presenting Clieck. CHICAGO, March 24 dispatch from Rich- burg, Miss says Theoretically Jake Kilrain ia a prisoner, serving out two sentence for assault committed on one John L Sullivan, in Marion county Practically he is enjoying full liberty and the generous hospitality of the sub-jailer When Jake left this city for Col- umbia countj the seat of Manou, Saturday morning, in company with Charles W Rich, it was with the belief that the efforts of his friends to secure Ins release under the prison contract system, hid been futile Jake was blue, and so was Rich The latter has con- ceived a warm friendship for the Baltimore pnpillst and said he would keep Jake out of jail if It costs a thousand dollars Friday telegrams were passing between Rich and the authorities of Manon county Rich was ordered to produce Jako before the county commissioners Rich is one of the woalthiew-v most popular and influential young men 111 Manon county, he undertakes to do a thing he usually succeeds A CONVINCING AROUMBXT On meeting the commissioners he took off His. coat, produced a check book and began aa argument in Jafce's behalf It required two hours of fast and emphatic talk to gain his point But he gumed it The climax to the argument was reached when Rich signed a check for a good round sum and throwing it before them invited the commissioners to aceept or reject it, and to be in a hurry about making up their minds The check was ao> cepted The amount of moaey it called for Is not et known Rich refuses to say, and the Manon county are equally re- ticent Jake and Rich returned to this city last night to be dined and wined by friendly sports _____________ Crccnnr ATI, March 24 10 o'clock thit morning the Ohio nver measured fifty six. feel ten inches, and was rising at the rue of two inches an hour With no more ram a sixty- foot seems inevitable, but with a cloudy sky and mild temperature, the outlook for rain is a serious prospect along the mighty stream. AVithm an hour it will have passed the ex- treme point of the flood of a few ago. The at all points below Pitts- burg There is a modicum of satitfart ou in the fact that the Kanawhanvcr is falling both at Abmgton and and Charleston The J Kanawha is higher than ever known Hera the most active work is in rr-mova goods from the narrow strip of or point which is subject to overflow alread> been abated and the first floors m many houses will soon be invaded by the flood. The experience of 1863, when the reached sixty-ax feet four inches, and of when its highest flood ever known measured enty-one feet, shows that ery little damage may be expected to brick and stono structures in Cincinnati The few that crumbled then have been replaced by more substantial founda- tions Of course all wooden buildings float, but there are coin para ti> ely few ol these CLIKBXKO TO THK UPPER STORIES Many families in tenement houses and along the nver front will IMJ compelled to go into upper stones or acitc their entirely All railroads, except tho Chesa- peake and Ohio and Kentucky Central, been compelled to abandon the Central Union, depot and to establish temporary depots points which can be reached Hill Creek vil- ley is again a lake, and for the second time gardeners find their spring work destrojed by the water Railroad freight traffic is greatly interrupted, and some roads must ceasa today within the city limits Express goods w ill be earned, however so long as trains can within distance of hauling ington and New porj are cut off from the city now, so far as street car traffic is concerned. The femes also are obliged to stop because they cauuot find lauding points The casualty list began to be made up terday w hen two men and a bo> were drowiied back of Coviugtoii by the capsizing of a skiff. Quite a large district is already flooded and, residents ire compelled to their houses. TUJCl AKK Fl EETTEB If there was any apprehension of a great flood here during today, it has all been dis- s pated tonight Had the ruins been an heavy on the north side as on the south of the Ohio, the flood would have exceeded that But tributaries north of the Ohio have not risen so as to occasion remarks Over and this the sky here is clear except in the west at 10 o'clock tonight, and wires bring news of a stationary or falling riter in tho Ohio and all itstntmtaries from Portmoath up. If there is no heavy rain in the Ohio i alley ours the river at Cincin- omI sixty feet and six wi thin forty-ei nati wtH not inches. ight hou TwY AT PITTftBURQ O, March 24 The rivers are TEN IJOLI.ARS AN HOUR to take British exch cash port] on woul d consi ct of Shot From Amtmah. CHATTUSOOGA, Term March 24 [Special Hews reached this city that one Thomas K Seiry, a United States storekeeper, wao shot from ambush, aud instantly killed at his home near the Clinch er, iji Buraphin alley gap, in Hawfcins county, in the eastern and moun- tainous part ot the state The assassin waa COIK caled in the spring house, and shot his victim as he came to get a bucket of water The bubhwhacker made las escape, and his 13 not known1 as is his motive lor the murder Peck's Bad Bor In Wit-WAcrKiEtt, "Wii March 34. George W. reck, the well-known humorist and author, v is nominated for mayor by the democratic City convention today. SPAPFRf _ _ _ Protect. SAK FBVNCISCO, March 24 ftan Fran Cisco chamber of commerce tins afternoon adopted resolutions reciting that the existing tariff on sugar is favorable to the Oei eJopinrnt of the beet sugar industry of the fountrj, and particularly of the Pacific coast, and piotosting against the proposed reduction ol dut> on tlua product A Child Drinks Poison. AUGTTBTA, Ga March 24 [Spec al eighteen-montha-old, child of Mrs w B Zachery shallowed the contents of a vial of Fowler's solution of luswuic today The rueai- cine was secarad by tbe little follow m a sick room The fact w as discovered, and Ur Green sared its hfe Another Hqtel Scheme. AUGUSTA, Ga March 34 Messrs. Verdery and Groesbeck, of New York, connecting with (his city from a hotel to bo built on the summit of the hill. for it KH.T SAYS IT IS Mr Vest aimed some sarcastic remarks at Mr Sherman denying that there was anything in that senator's career that gave him the right to assume that he had discovered the only remedj and onlj road to success against com- binations He (Mr est) objected to the Dill because, in his judgment, it would affect noth- ing bccaust, as a law yer, he ed that the supreme court would not entertain it for a moment, because it destroyed all his ideas of the limitations of the constitution because it wag, against letter and spirit of the judiciary act of 1789, and because it was "sound and fury, signifying nothing For the senator from Ohio to that he alone had found a for the et il was. to say the least, tho limits of parliamentary mod- esty Mr Hiscnck spoke against the bill as not promistnp anv relief Mr Teller did not believe either that the bill would afford anj relief against the evil His real objection to it was that it was de- lusive The bill vent over till tomorrow without action Conference was agreed to on the urgent de- ficiency toll, aud Messrs. Kale, Allison and Cockrvll were appointed conferees on part of the senate After a short executive session the senate, adjourned. yearly, which Ireland never bad re- ceived, but ought to receive, as a set off against England's and Scotland's getting advantage of the licensing duties Next there would be a probate duty grant assigned for the estimated at yearly, and next would bo one fourth per cent on annuities, payable by the tenant Tho contingent portion would consist of government contributions to the poor law, education and similar purposes The total advance thus guaranteed was not to exceed the capitalized value of these two portions, which, at four per cent it was calculated would amount to In event of local purposes being interferred with, through the operation of tho bill, it would be the duty of the grand jury to levy an equivalent compulsory rate upon the locality where such interference occurred. All this did not form the only securitygiveu under the guarantee fund THK LANDLORD'S POKTIOV In addition the treasury would hold the landlord's fifth, and the tenant's insurance Before the contingency fund was approached in time of distress the landlord's portion would be taken with tbe accumulated reserves Tbe experience ot twenty >eara showed that less than two and a half per cent of the annual installments in Ireland remained unpaid Under the new scheme six per cent would have to remain unpaid before any security would be touched, excepting one-fourth__per cent reserved from the tenants' annuities After further elaborate financial details, showing how the imperial exchequer was secured against default, Mr. Balfonr said it was impossible, unless there were repetitions of the calamity of the famine of 1846, that the guarantees affecting the poor j law and education grants would ever be ap- proached He next explained that it was -fourth per cent from _____ ___ _ ____ ___r per cent as a local fund for the erection of laborers' dwellings Tbe tenants' four per cent extended over forty-nine years In regard to the congested districts, where tbe congested area covered twenty-five per cent of any county, it would he constituted a separate county for the pur- poses of tbe act A board, consisting of the chief secretary for Ireland, a delegate from the land department and a delegate from the fisbery board, who would be omcial members, and five others would be selected to control congested districts A grant of a million and a hall from the Irish church would be devoted to relieving conges- don, assisting the development of the fisheries and otherwise fostering industries and ameltor- atrog the condition of the poorest districts BaHottr, in concluding, defended tbe scheme as without any conceivable risk to the Im- perial taxpayer, while the ad- wced tmder Mil, with to the Aahbome act, would perpetual the Price Demanded for Wit oneeo. NEW YOBK, March 24 the legisla- tive committee investigating the sheriff s office today, William Topping, auctioneer of Sheriffs Grant and FlacV, said that during Grant's term, auctioneer fees, in round num- bers, amounted to He had given Giant half Under Flack, so far, the amount was Flack also gets lus half Under previous sheriffs the deputies received half from the auctioneer His charges ran from two and one half per cent to ten per cent, pending on what attorneys would allow and the amount of work done George H Stayner, of Ives Stayuor, took the stand He corroborated the testimony heretofore given by Ives He insisted that, while lie had no direct knowledge, was cer- tain that uheu he and were arrested money had been paid to the sheriff to allow them to remain out of jail How much mone of jail y did y ou and es pay to the warden of Ludlow street jail while there "Ten thousand dollars "Witness repeated the testimony given by Ivcs as to the amounts paid Warden Keating for board "The warden remarked wit- ness, "that he got very little of the money cedltig slowly, marks at 1O o'clock this morn- ing indicating two and a half feet fall since last night The weather ia bright and clear. and the water is falling at all points from Fittsburg to the headwaters AM danger of a disastrous flood is passed Mills along the banks nf the three rivers were closed in agiu today on account of tlie water getting furnace pits, but by tomorrow all will be in operation Along the lowland m AHe- gbany, residents were busily engaged cleaning house after the flood aud replacing tbe remov ed y esterday to the upper tloors The Pittsburg and Western railroad are still par- tially submerged It is thought, however, that traffic can be resumed this afternoon The damage done by high water was small ALONG THK LKVERS NKW ORLEANS, March Piraynna Arkansas City special says The nver at this point is rifling one-tenth in twenty four and stood on the gauge this evening forty nmo and nine and one-half tenths, winch is foot and seven and one-half tenths higher than it was in 1882 The levee broke at Chicot City, thirty miles above this place last night, and the crevassa was 150 feet wide at 3 ebe dutv on and oranges BaaebaU 28 Aueustine I At JackyonvUie Fla rml- adeJphialS BrooWynS At Baltimore 8, Ktehmond At CbartottetriUe, 121 LiLwtmrtjof Tbe supreme court of tbe rnHrd day aflrnieii tbe tttdement of tbe court below SPAPFRf ;