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The "Globe" Development the Talk of
tlie Town Yesterday.
THE FIRST NEWS RECEIVED.
Stating That the Swindler was Thought
to be in Nebraska.
-COPIES OF THE CORRESPONDENCE
And the Trip of Cashier Merriam and
TELEGRAM FROM MERRIAM.
He Reports Progress to M. Auerbaeh,
President of the Bank.
The whole community we.e startled yester
day by the GLOBE'S exclusive account of Mr.
William B. Merriam's departure after Charles
Etheridge. The interest in the Etheridge af
fair was again revived, and every group on the
streets made it a subject of conversation, and
everywhere it was the general topic. "Will he
be brought back? Do you believe they are on
the right track?" etc., were a few of the nu
merous questions bandied about. Etheridge's
eacape,hia fall from the high place he occupied,
has wrought this community up to a pitch of
excitement, the like of which has not been
equalled for many a day. Every little piece of
gossip, and even hazardous guessesthe JJit
patch'x Jennie Roberts-storyhave been eager
ly devoured. Aa th days sped along, new in
terests, of course, overshadowed the
grand scandal. But slumbering inter
est was kindled anew by the
information exclusively inmarted by the
GLOBE yesterday. Speculation took all manner
of shapes, and assumed different forms upon
the all-important question.
HOW THE NEWS WAS RECEIVED IN THE CITY.
Not a few hoped it v/as not Etheridge: hoped
that he would not be caught. Others contended
even if he were captured that nothing could,
or. at least, would be done to him. There were
some few, and among them were some alleged
newspaper men, who discredited the whole
story. As to this, there were parties in the city
who knew it was strictly and substantially cor
rect, for important facts, and the manner of
how "the nevrs" come to hand was too circum
spectly told to raise a doubt in their minds but
that homebody had "peached." The fact of
Etheridge's supposed presence on the Union
Pacific railro.id had been communicated to offi
cers of the Merchants' National bank, at an
early day this week. Their leasoning and ac
ceptance of the news was well shown up in
the GLOBE of yesterday. They clucked
over the thing, fairly set on it, and thought
they had fully covered it up hide and horns
fn even the suspicion of anybody. The
GLOBE rollpd around that way, and the secret
was flushed, and now the GLOBE brings down
the game and bagR it.
HOW THE "GLOBE" GOT ONTO IT.
It matters not how the information was ob
tained, it suffices to nay that it was substan
tially correct aa published yesterday. This
much may be said, that the GLOBE'S account
was a genuine first-cla^s surprise to all the
parties to whom the reason of Merriam'a de
parture was known. These were Messrs. Auer
baeh, Mann, and Col. Mcrriam, of the Mer
chants National Unk Mayor Dawhon, Chief
Weber and Capt. Clark. These gentlemen
were the custodians of the secret, and to them
the GLOBE'S report camo like a revelation. The
cause actuating these parties to seeresy were
very different the city officers wanted to give
Merriam time to catch his man the bank offi
cers wanted the same thing, but had added
to it a dpsire to effect a compromise,
if the thing was possible, with
Etheridge. Both pirties agreed, if the secret
were divulged, that iriends here might tele
graph to Etheridge, and facilitate his escape.
The GLOBE shared in this apprehension, but
had coupled with it the duty to give to its pat
rons all legitimate news. In deference to the
public, the news was published in obedience
to the wish to further the ends of justice, the
location, San Francwco, was substituted for
North Platte, the actual place where Etheridge
was reported to be, and where Merriam had
The banker* and oth?r have seen fit, in view
of the GLOBE'S revelation, to openly discuss the
matter. All restriction is therefore removed
from the GLOBE, and the story of Merriam's
pursuit after Etheridge is given aB follows:
HOW THE INFORMATION CAME HERE.
Last Tuesday morning Chief Weber received
the following letter:
NORTH PLATTE, Neb., Nov. 18th.
Chief of Police, St. Paul:
DEABSIU:I have positive information of the
whereabouts of Charles Etheridge, who absconded
from your city some time ago, and who swmdlel one
of your banks out of the amount of $36,000. Please
Be,nd photo and description, also the amount of the
reward and I will endeavor to return him to his
former residence. Yours respectfully,
War. EGAN, City Marshal.
He readily realized the importance of the com
munication, and at once repaired to the Mer
chants National bank in quest of Mr. Merriam
or Mr. Mann.
THE BANK INFORMED.
He met Mr. Auerbaeh on the corner of Third
and Jackbon streets. Mr. Auerbaeh was placed
in possession of the important contents of the
letter. He made an appointment to meet the
chief at his (Auerbach's) residence that even
ing at 8 o'clock. Prompt upon the hour, the
chief presented himself. Mr. Auerbaeh had
left a message for the chief to come to Col.
Merriam's residence. There he found Mr. Auer
baeh in conversation with the Messrs. Merriam,
father and son. The full import of the letter
was again laid before them, and after consider
able discussion, it was concluded that it would
be "best" to send somebody out there but
nothing definite was determined. The next
day a further consultation between these
parties was had in Col. Merriam's office, corner
Jackson and Third streets. The police officer
urged prompt action, and Btated that in the
event of their wanting an officer, he had ar
ranged with Mayor Dawson to despatch one,
provided all expenses were paid by the bank,
w. s. MERRIAM TO GO ON THE MISSION.
The bankers readily assented, and concluded
that one of the bank officers should go also.
The choice fell on the cashier, Mr. Wm. R.
Merriam. He stated, and the others agreed,
that Capt. Clark should accompany him in the
trip to North Platte. The coterie of council
lors disbanded with this mutual understand
ing. Chief Weber lost no time in hurrying to
tke telegraph office, and to make matters bind
ing telegraphed the following:
ST. PAUL, Nov. 20th.
Wm. Egan, City Marshal, North Platte, Neb.:
Letter received. Full particulars by mail. Ke
ward liberal. Keep close -watch.
C. WEUEB, Chief of Police.
WANT TO COMPROMISE WITH ETHERIDGE.
Pending these above described negotiations,
the bankers made the proposition to Chief
Weber to go, and asked him if he would second
any effort to effect a compromise with Ethe
ridge. He sUted that it would be his duty to
bring Etheridge back, and that any officer sent
after him would be similarly instructed. Over
this declaration the consultation seemed to
hang fire. The bankers wanted Etheridge, to
be sure, but they wanted their money even
more, and were willing to effect a compromise
with him for a partial return of his ill-gotten
gains, and their own wealth.
A REQUISITION OETAINED.
After the consultation, as above related, Mr.
Merriam went to the capitol and obtained the
necessary requisition, etc., from Gov. Pillsbury
on the Governor of Nebraska. Armed with
these official papers, he made preparation
to "go West." Again that day
Chief Weber and the bank officers
come together, and the chief was informed that
Mr. Merriam had concluded not to take an offi
cer with him, but would set out on his mission
GO WEST YOUNG MAN, GO WEST.
When the Sioux City train pulled out Mr.
Merriam was one of the passengers, as hereto
fore told in the GLOBE, his objective point be
ing North Platte, Nehiaska, a few miles west of
Omaha on the Union Pacific railroad Mr.
Merriam was duly equipped with the legal in
strument to bring Charles Etheridge back to
the scene of his robberyor to compromise, at
the case might be.
A PRIVATE DETECHVE.
Mr. Merriam did not make the journey alone,
for at Mankato he was joined by J. R. Cleve
land, a detective of this city. It impart* noth
ing to recite the detaila of the trip "on west,"
nor to tell how sanguine were Merriam's antici
pations, and how wisely silent "detective'"
Cleveland was all the time. The change of cars
at Sioux City ia not worthy of mention, etc.,
etc. The train of the btory is here run off the
track, to place a few facts before the Dublic,
and permit them to form an opinion.
THE DUTY OF PUBLIC OFFICERS AND HOW RE
Chief Weber simply did his duty as a public
officer when he imparted his important infor
mation to both the bankers and Mayor Daw
son. But the matter of duty is so frequently
evaded in these latter \lays, that when it is per
foimed, the party guilty of the act ia worthy
of commendation. This credit could have beat
been bestowed by calling in a duly and legally
authorized public officer to assist
in the arrest of Etheridge
to make the journey to North Platte. Pride
is essential with all trades, professions and call
ings. To deprive any one of an opportunity
to perform a duty, is it or is it not a way to en
courage publie servants, especially in the dis
charge of duty? Chiei Weber had it in his
mind to send Detective Bresett, a duly appoint
ed and authorized detective of the police force
the bankers said they wanted Capt. Clark.
Though he could be illy spared, yet
uuder the circumstances even "he
would be allowed to go. Capt. Clark
did not go detective Bresett was not sent.
Private detective Cleveland accompanied Mr.
Merriam to North Platte. Private detective
Cleveland did not start from St. Paul with Mr.
Merriam. but joined him at Mai.kato, and con
tinued the journey "on West" with him.
If the police force of this city, which has
responded efficiently on every occasion to a ne
cessitous call, reel aggrieved, is it to be wonder
A SURPRISE TO THE BANK OFFICERS.
The above is the simple story, in nearly every
detail a transcript of the GLOBE'ti exclusive ac
count published yesterday. Somewhat anxious
to observe the impression the account had
made upon those directly interested a GLOBE
reportei cilled on the officers of the bank yes
Appioaching the desk occupied by Walter
Mann, E-q. vice piesident, and in charge of
the business of the bank, the reporter noticed
the GLOBE spread out before him, conveniently
folded, so th-tt the Etheridge' article was
prominent. Ignoring the discovery of the
GLOBE, the reporter, after passing the compli
ments of tho day, mquiied ot Mr. Mann if he
had the leport ot Mr. Etheridge's movements.
"Oh yes," answered Mr. Mann, "and it's a
good story, and interesting too but it lacks
ReporterWill you be so kind as to hand me
the GLOBE before you?
Mr. Mann handed over the GLOBE, and the
reporter read the paragraph in reference ta the
Wednesday conference the office of Messrs.
Merriam &, Wilder, and asked if that portion
was not crrrect.
Mr. MannWell, yes, partly so but the fact
is the bank officers have had a large number of
conferences since Etheridge skedaddled.
ReporterWell, that portion about Mr. Wm.
Merriam leaving for the West Thursday after
noon, as a result of that conference, is also
true, is it not?
Mr. MannMr. Merriam left for the West
Thursday afternoon, but his destination was
ReporterCertainly not. But what would
you have said if N rth Platte, Nebraska,
had bien mentioned instead of San Francisco
The mention of North Platte was an aston
isher to Mr. Mann, and for a moment ho eyed
the reporter, perfectly taken aback. Recover
ing from his astonishment, Mr. Mann remark
ed that the policy of the GLOBE, and that
agreed upon by the officers of the bank, did not
coincide. The paper advocated that the great
est publicity possible was in the interest ot the
speedy capture of Etheridge. The bank officers
thought different. The GLOBE was entitled to
its opinion, and no fault could be found with
it for carrying out its theory. But
the officers having decided upon a different
policy he could not say anything beyond the
tact, now generally known.'through tho enter
prise of tho GLOBE, that Mr. Merriam was "out
West" on a little trip. He would probably re
turn Monday. Of the object of his visit he
could say nothing. Should Mr. Etheridge be
captured, however, any information in his pos
session desired by the GLOBE he would be glad
to furnish. Till that time he could say nothing
more. He did not want to appear abrupt!
but tor the reasons stated above he would have
to decline answering any further questions.
Having really gotten all the information ex
pected, or really desirable to sustain the GLOBE
position, the reporter thanked Mr. Mann for his
courtesy and took his departure, bending his
steps in the direction of the office of Messrs
Merriam & Wilder, two of the gentlemen rel
ported present at the Wednesday afternoon
conference. Mr. Wilder was found in, and to
the query of the reporter, answered that the
very first he knew of the conference
was from reading of it i the
GLOBE, and of course he had nothing to say in
reference to it. Just at this juncture Mr. John
L. Merriam came in, and in the general conver
sation that ensued, acknowledged that such a
conference as stated in the GLOBE was held, but
declined to give any hint of its object, or of the
sudden trip of his Bon, W. R. Merriam. He
however confirmed Mr. Mann's statement that
Both Mr. Wilder and Mr. Merriam were very
anxious te ascertain from the reporter how the
OTLOBE obtained its information, but as that con
stitutes a most valuable part of the stock in
trade of a newspaper man, and is never given
away by one who knows his business, the re
porter, hke Mr. Mann, declined.
From here the reporter proceeded to the store
of Messrs. Auerbaeh, Finch, Culbertson & Co.,
where he met Mr. Auerbaeh, another party to the
conference. Mr. Auerbaeh met the reporter in
his usual affable manner acknowledged that
he had read the GLOBE report of the Etheridge
matter, and pronounced it a good Btory
but declined to say anything as to
the truth or falsity of the asser
tions made, further than that Mr. Merriam had
gone West" on a little trip, from which he
would probably return on Monday next, and
that he did not believe Mr. Etheridge was in
that direction, those thinking so, if any there
were, being the victims, probably, of mistaken
THAT JOURNEY WESTWARD.
As Mr. Mann was so non-committal about
Merriam's venture, the GLOBE, in the service of
the public, took it upon itself to find out all it
could despite Mr. Mann et al. In the pursuit
of information, the GLOBE'S footstens took up
the trail of Cleveland and Merriam westward
again. After changing cars at Sioux City, they
duly arrived on time at Council Bluffs, and
were slowly drawn across the bridge to Omaha.
here they took the Union Pacific train, and
arrived in due season at North Platte. City
marshal Egan had been informed of their ap
proach he met them at the train, and in an
swer to numerous eager questions, and Cleve
land stare, answered "i'es, your man is at
band, I have kept him constantly'shadowed.'
Yesterday morning.Mr. Maurice Auerbaeh re
ceived a telegram from North Platte signed W.
a. Merriam, baying simply "wrong man."
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 23.A deficit of $20,-
000 has been discovered in the local office of
the Connecticut Mutual life insurance company
ef Hartford. Investigation reveals the fact
that the arrearage was brought about five years
ago, when Messrs. Ryan, Carpenter & Co. were
Kentucky agents for this seotion. OverS16-
000 of this is traced to Carpenter, whe was the
office man of the concern, Ryan and Ed
wards Slaughter doing the outside business.
Slaughter was killed bv a railroad
accident about this time, and in
squaring accuunts Ryan discovered the deficit
and according to his published cards, assumed
the entire liability and paid Carpenter $6
U00 to get him out of the concern nnd save his
fornily the disgrace of the discovery. He has
been able to pay up only a small part of the
deficit thus far and his sudden dismissal by the
company brings to light these facts. .The con
cern business in Kentucky was built up by
Ryan, and aa his individual labors secured
nearly all the policy holders, there is a strong
feeling in his favor. A large number of policy
holders talk of calling a public meeting to pro
test against the company's action.
MARRIED THE GIRL.
QCJISCY, 111., Nov. 23.Upon the arrival of
the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy train, last
night, Capt. McGraw arrested a man calling
lumself Fleetwood and two young women
named Jennie Schaefer and Eliza Howe in
answer to a dispatch from Bloomington,'111.
Ihe latter is about 20 years of age, and is just
from England. The Bloomington authorities
claim that they were being taken from there
for the purpose of prostitution. To-day the
matter was compromised by Fleetwood marry
ing the girl Jennie Schaefer and Miss Howe re
turning to Bloomington.
WHEELING, W. Ya., Nov. 23.Mrs. W. H.
Starke, the wife of a well known boot and shoe
man, was arrested to-day as an alleged abor
tionist. The prosecuting witness is one Hugh
McCord, who swears that Mrs. Starke produced
an abortion upon Miss Jennie Carmack, daugh
ter of John Carmack, a well known citizen of
East Wheeling, and upon Mrs. Wm. Clure of
THE SUGAR FRAUD.
WASHINGTON, NOV. 23.Sherman says the
Baltimore case settled that these Demerara su
gars were artificially colored to defraud the rev
enue, but the defendants were not proven to
have known the fraud. However, every cargo
of Bimilar sugars hereafter arriving, he would
order held until duties are paid upon the grade
at which the sugars would be rated without the
artificial coloring. He would break up this
DBTROIT, Mich., Nov. 23.A fire, at Luding
ton. to-day, destroyed the dry goods and
grocery store of Donahaven & Melindy. Total
loss $26,000. Building insured for 84,000.
stock for $16,000.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 23.The schooner Laura
Pike, Captain Lassen, from San Francisco to
Humboldt Bay, capsized yesterday on Hum
boldt bar. All hands, seven in number, lost.
SUIT FOR DAMAGES.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23.A suit has been
brought by the attorney of Col. Wm. B. Moore,
late supervising special agent of the treasury'
to recover damages to the amount of $50 000
from Gen. H. V. Boynton. Col. Moore was
removed from his office about a year ago.
NEW ORLEANS, NOV. 23.A Galveston special
to the JVcux, from Mason says this morning's
stage from Fort McKevitt was halted at Pegley
station, and two men compelled the driver to
deliver the way mail and inform them the time
the Mason stage was due. They offered no vio
lence. Loss unascertainable.
NEWCASTLE, Del., Nov. 23.Nine convjets, six
black and three white, were publicly whipped
to-day, five being also pilloried.
Another Outbreak ThreatenedOutrages
SAN FRANCISCO, NOV. 23.A Portland dispatch
says: Yesterday morning sixty soldiers under
Capt. Boyle left Vancouver for Willow Creek.
A report is received at headquarters that a
number of Indians had left the Umatilla reser
vation and gone out on Willow Creek, refusing
to return. The officer has orders to send those
back to the reservation who will return quietly
and arrest those who make any resistance,
bringing them down to Vancouver for examil
nation. S. S. Percschin, United States deputy
surveyor, now at Umatilla, reports the Indians
in that region are being murdered by whites.
Every Indian found beyond the limits of the
reservation is killed. A few days ago two In
dians were found near La Grande "swinging
from a tree. These reports cause much excite
ment. Wrestling MatchCrookedness Charged.
CHICAGO, NOV. 23.The wrestling match for
$1,000 a side between John MacMahon, of Ver
mont, but late of California, and James H. Mc
Laughlin, of Detroit, took place to-night at
McCormick hall. McLaughlin won the first
fall and McMahon the last two and the match.
Time, 22, 25, 28. The charge is mad that the
result was not fairly^eached.
PAUL, SUNDAY M011K1NG, NOVEMBER 24, 1878.
back Monday. W
THE BALTIMORE BANKERS AND SEC-
RET AMY SHERMAN.
I Series of Questions Propounded the Sec
retary and Categorically Answered by
Him as to the Operation of the Resump
tion Law- S. Notes to be Main (aimed at
Par In all Parte of the CountryMiscel
laneous Washington News.
WASHINGTON, NOV. 23.A committee of the
associated banks of Baltimore, appointed to
consider and report upon the action expedient
by the Baltimore banks, expressing their
sympathy with and co-operation in resumption
by the government of specie payments the first
of January, had an interview to-day with the
secretary of the treasury, and submitted a series
of questions. The chairman said the questions
were suggested in consequence of the law pro
viding that resumption shall take place in New
York, and are:
FirstAre United States legal tender** noses
to be received at the Baltimore custom hoube
on and after Jan. 1st, 1879, in payment of cus
tom duties at their full value?
SecondWill United States legal tenders be
received on and after January 1st, 1870, at their
full value in the purchase of United States
bonds from the treasurer?
i ThirdWill United States legal tender notes
r|e redeemed in gold at the office of the United
States assistant treasurer in Baltimore on and
after Jan. 1st, 1879?
FourthWill standard silver dollars be is
sued in exchange for greenbacks in Baltimore
on and after Jan. 1st, 1879 and contrawise.
That is, will greenbacks be issued for standard
FifthWill there be an issue of certificates
of deposit of silver with the assistant treasurer
of the United States at Baltimore, and will
these certificates be treated as silver coin in
payment of customs duties and other indebted
ness to the government?
SixthWill the government, after Jan. 1st,
1879, continue the issuance of certificates of
deposit of legal tender notes, commonly known
as clearing house certificates.
Secretary Sherman replied: I inferred,
gentlemen, from the appointment you made
with me, that some such questions as you now
propose would be submitted to me, but as thp
law requires me officially to report to Congress
in a little more than a week upon the ver^
topics you suggest, it would be manifestly im
proper for me to now discuss in such detail as
frankness would require. But I may say a few
things which will substantially answer the ob
ject of this interview. It is true that actual
redemption is confined by law to the office of
the assistant treasurer at New York. This is a
wise provision, for it would be inexpedient to
scatter the redemption fund so that it would
not be ready and available. Redemption
in New York, the chief commercial city of the
country, established the equality of its notes
with coin, and this is the main thing, and car
ries with it their equality in all ports of the
United States. The difficulties suggested by
the Baltimore banks could be met by either of
FirstThis department can now by express
provision of law sell or exchange coin for
greenbacks. This has been done for years at
Boston, Baltimore, Chicago and other leading
ports at the same premium for gold t.s the mar
ket rate at New York. This could be continued
after January 1st, when at New York the rate
will be par, and therefore the same as else
SecondUnited States notes being at par
with coin can, I think, under the existing law,
be received for customs duties, and this is the
only purpose for which coin is required by law
to be paid to the government by a citizen, and
it is the purpose for which it is equally desired.
If there is any doubt upon this point, Congress
may especially authorize it.
ThirdIf United States notes are taken for
duties in New York they must be taken for
duties in every part of the United States,
otherwise an unconstitutional preference would
be made in favor of one part over other parts in
the United States.
FourthAfter resumption United States
notes must be held and maintained at par for
all purposes in all parts of the United States.
They can be transported easily and speedily
while coin cannot be so readily and cheaply
moved. It would seem that we secure abso
lutely the convertibility of United States notes
into at the chief commercial city, we practical
ly secure the same convertibility at every other
place in the United States. Exchange is usually
in favor of New York, but the temporary
premium elsewhere will be insigniheant and
cannot and will not exceed the small cost of
transporting United States notes to New
York that may and has occurred when
specie payments were the rule everywhere, and
is less likely to occur now when we have a uni
form paper circulation current in all parts of
the United States.
My general answer, therefore, to you is, that
the United States will maintain its notes at par
in all parts of the United States, and will do so
by the redemption of such notes as are pre
sented to the assistant treasurer at New York,
and by the receipt of United States notes for
both custom duties and bonds. I think this
can be done without a change of law, but as to
this Congress must be the judge. Having
treasury United States notes and coin as a next
equivalent in all transactions with the govern
ment, and then all business everywhere in the
United States will adapt itself to some standard.
I do not think that I ought to go further, and
perhaps, in my desire to be frank with you, I
may have broached questions that should
await the opening of Congress.
Political Prosecutions in Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 23.The Citizens' asso
ciation will file their quo warranto cases rela
tive to the late elections, on Tuesday next.
Flanagan, counsel for the contesting city ad
ministration, was called before the grand jury
on Friday morning and requested to furnish
evidence of fraud in the late election. He
stated that he knew nothing, of his personal
knowledge, but was possessed of a large
amount of proof through his clients for their
civil suits which he could not divulge at pres
ent without injuring their interests. He re
ferred the grand jury to the criminal case* be
fore the United States commissioner, where
they would obtain the names of accused and
of prosecutor's witnesses, if they believed that
the State courts had distinct jurisdiction in
cases which had already been eent before the
United States circuit court.
Fever a Slow Growth.
NEW ORLEANS, La., Nov. 23.i short time
before the season of the epidemic a number of
German emigrants arrived by the steamship
Frankfort. Not one of these emigrants had
been attacked with fever, and during the last
week thos who were bound for Texas went to
Houston. Ten of the latter had been lodging
in a house where there had been early in the
epidemic ten malignant cases of fever and four
deaths from black vomit, and not a single one
was taken sick. This Bhows that all sporadic
cases aie of those who have had the germ of
fever absorbed in their system some time ago
or relapses, and that the air is free and has been
so for over a month from fever poison.
HIS EOYAL NIBS.
Stormy Trip from England to America
Arrival of the Sarmailan at HalifaxLog
of the Trip Showing a Very Disagreeable
HALIFAX, NOT. 23.-The Sarmatian was sig
nalled at 6:40 daring very thick weather. A
steam tug went down the harbor to meet her,
and after some time returned, reporting the
signal must have been an error, as the steamer
could not be found. Signals remained up
however, and about 9 o'clock two guns were
heard, confirming the report of the steamer's
approach. The weather was still thick.
The tug again went down. The weather
cleared, and the Sarmatian was found coming
to anchor between McNabs and Georges islands.
Ihe following is a report of the voyage- Friday
Nov loth Ship had run 190 miles, after leav
ing Moville. The 8armatian experienced heavy
weather from the northeast, which continued
during the whole night and part of next day.
The ship railed heavily and took in large
bodies of water. Saturday, 16th, 140 miles
Sunday, 17th, 331 miles, ran into finer weather
and, sea moderating, .hip made good
run, wind N.E. to N.W. Her Royal Highness
had however, suffered severely from the effects
of the last two days. Monday, the ISth, 311
miles, the morning broke with a strong breeze
from the southwest, accompanied by heavy
squalls These gradually increased till noon,
when the gale became a harricane, carrying
away the main trysail, and causing ako a very
heavy cross sea, which broke over tie vessel
fore and aft one sea stove in the smoking
room. Ihe shiprolled and pitched heavilv, and
all on board suffered in consequence. The gale
began to [break about 3 p. M. Tuesday, 19th,
174 miles all night and next morning sea ran
very heavily. Wednesday, 20th, 335 miles
blowing moderate gale from southeast. Her
royal highness better. Carried all sail. Thurs
day, 21st, 22n2e miles fresh breeze cloudy
strong wind and cloudy
throughout wind southeast to north
west. Saturday, 23d, 319 miles-strong
breeze from southeast and hazy, and a good
deal of fog. Hera royal highness appeared on
anchored below the city
deck for the first time to-day. Arrived off
of Halifax at 9:30. Her royal highness suffered
somewhat severely during tho voyage, but she
is convalescing, and it is confidently expected
will speedily recover her accustomed health.
The rest of the party are all well. The Duke of
Ldmburg visited the Sarmatian im
mediately after ber arrival and remained on
board, rhere area number of professional
pickpockets in town in anticipation of a good
harvest during the reception. Four suspicious
looking characters in town a couple of days
were arrested as they were leaving on a train
tms morning, but were afterwards released.
THE OLD WORLD.
THE ADVANCE ON APGIIAJf.
LONDON, Nov. 23.-The Times in its mone
tary article says: Many reasons make it ap
pear orobable the winter campaign will close
with the occupation of Daka Khurum and the
Peahen valleys. The winter is drawing near,
cold is intense, and fuel and forage in the
mountainous districts scarce. So, for pruden
tial reasons, the Indian government will not
care to entangle their armieB too far in the hills
at this season till their communications are
more secure and their commissiarat and tran
sport arrangements, on a more approved foot
ing. Three columns as at present constituted
are too weak for extended operation.- in the
direction of Jellabad, Ghugani and Candahar.
Were Gen. Maudes' division massed at Jam
road had Gen. Roberts'strong supports at
Kohat, and if Gen. Primrose were echeloned
between Sukar and Quettah, we should be in
clined to believe in the possibility of a further
advance. As it is, from a military point of
view, we doubt its practicability.
Winona &,5t. Peter Kailroad-Madd er and
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
WINONA, Nov. 23.-C. H. Knapp, of this city,
has been appointed assistant general freight
agent of the Chicago & Northwestern road,
with special jurisdiction over the Winona A St.
Peter division and its new branches. The
change of time announced to take effect was
premature. The night train will be continued
as usual. Regular trains will run on the Chat
field branch next week. The main line of the
Winona A St. Peter road with its new branches
now covers a total of 445 miles.
Committees of the Anti-Drive Well associa
tion are still busy collecting funds for the big
fight. The people here are getting madder
Exciting Foot Race.
DENVER, Col., Nov. 23.-Anexciting footrace
took place here to-day between C. H. Williams
of Denver, and Davis, of California. The
stakes were a thousand dollars a side. The
race was won by Williams. Time, 9% seconds.
Distance 100 yards. Thirty thousand dollars
changed hands on the result
Fast Trotting on the Pacific Slope.
SAN FRANCISCO, NOV. 23.At Oakland track
to-day the ten-mile trot between Controller
and Red Cross was won handily by the former
ni the fastest time on record, 27'23^'- Red
Cross 27:35 At Chico Earns and Sweefzer
trotted, best two three, for a
000, $500 added if Goldsmitdha Maid'sfirst timheantoe
the thir beats
the same trackL (2:14*e)8 was beaten. A hi
in ^:l and 2:18%.
The Treasury a tittle Short.
There's a case in hand, a very hard one
but one can't expect anything better in a
place where the tax levy is thirty-two mills.
A party canvassing for Walker's atlas at
tended the last meeting of the ao-oalled
board of trade. There were foar members
present. To them he exhibited his atlas
the geographical maps were exposed, the
geological maps were explained, the topo
graphical aspect was exhibited, and
the statistical portion of the
work was commented upon.
The assembled board of trade got up a mild
mannered enthusiasm over the matter. An
unanimous vote was recorded in favor of the
purchase. The great interests of the board
of trade and its members demanded that it
should be filed for reference. W. Wash
barn, Esq., and Richard Chute, Esq., in
dorsed the resolution of purchase, and gave
an order on the secretary of the board for
the payment of the purchase. When the
order was presented the secretary declined to
"Why?" "We haven't that amount of money on
hand, in the treasury."
WASHINGTON, NOV. 28.-Chairman Atkins, of
the house committee on appropriations, says
he does not think there will be any necessity
for an extra session of Congress. "h-
Bead the Governor's Tnanksgiving Procla
mation and then read the ode to "Old Settlers
and New Comers," last page.
BIS VISIT TO ST. PAUL AS THE GUEST
OF GEN. TERRY.
A "Globe" Reporter Interviews Him I*t
Evening-His Visit Not Upon Pnbll.
Buslness-The Transfer of the Indians to
the War Department-Gen. Hancock'*
Views on the Subject.
Gen. W. S. Hancock, commander of the
Division of the Atlantic, (formerly in charge
of this department,) reached S Paul yester
day, and was conveyed to Gen. Terry's resi
dence, No. 130 Summit avenue, whose guest
he will remain while in the city. A GLOBH
reporter called at Gen. Terry's residence
last evening and found Gen.
Hancock surrounded by a large number
of his personal friends. The man of inter
rogations was received with the utmost cour
tesy by the general, who, by the way, looks
remarkably hale and hearty. The general's
fine military bearing and soldierly physique
ia only excelled by his urbanity and courteous
In reply to questions, Gen. Hancock stated
that hia visit had no important significance
he was .not here upon any public business.
His visit to St. Paul was owing solely to hia
desire to meet once more old friends, renew
old associations, and look again upon
"things familiar," and rejoice in the
growth and prosperity of a region
with which he was a few years
since officially connected. He had private
business at St. Louis, and he took the op
portunity of looking in upon St. Paul and
her sister city.
When asked if he could state anything of
interest respecting the Sherman-Sheridan
Schurz imbroglio, the general stated that as
a military officer he would hardly like to give
an opinion or say anything about it. Th*
matter had now got where it would be thor
oughly investigated, and no doubt evidence
would be obtained and testimony given so
that a wise conclusion would be ultimately
ReporterWhat is your new of the
policy of placing the Indian affairs
under the military auuhorities.
Gen. HancockThere can be little doubt
that in many respects the policy is a wise
one. First as a matter of economy. Under
the war department the Indian would not
be nearly the expense upon the nation that
the system of Indian agencies causes. And
again, expediency would suggest the use of
the more systematic and complete organiza
tion of the military to manage the Indian
and his affairs, more especially aB the mili
tary must of necessity be more or less mixed
up in them. Military men can see the ad
vantages which would adhere to the Indian,
but they can also see disadvantages to
themselves. A soldier is usually jealous
of his honor, and he can see how this Indian
question might lead to scandals which would
rellect upon the department. It is quite true,
that as a rule, military officers are men of
integrity and honor, and very much abovo
stealing. Besides this, the more perfect sys
tem does not admit the possibility of any
grave thefts remaining for any length of
time undiscovered. I do not know that I
am prepared to advocate military men acting
as Indian agents, for I don't see why civil
ians could not do equally as well if the same
system of managing was instituted which
governs military affairs. One great objection
to the present system is that the nominal pay
of an agent is so small that a thorough busi
ness man, and strictly honest one, will not,
as a rule, take the positionmen generally
accept the position with the view of what
can be made out of it.
The general seemed to think that the mili
tary department and the Indian departmeat
should be put under one head, and not re
main as now. Both have to do with the
Indian, and oftentimes the two come in con
tact with each other, and it is folly for them
to be pulling two different ways. When he,
the general, was head of the department
here he saw sufficient to convince him of the
necessity of one head in both departments.
If it were so, or if the Indian department
was given over to the military entirely, there
could never occur such circumstances as those
recently reported of Indians actually want
ing for provisions. If supplies failed
or did not arrive, the military could
easily and readily supply the need. The
general conclnded by expressing his satisfac
tion that the question was now where it
would be thoroughly discussed and he had
no doubt it would be disposed of to the ad
vantage of the Indian and the credit of the
nation. Anything, indeed, would be perfer
able to the present management, which was
odious in the eyes of the world and a dig
grace tc the nation.
The GLOBE reporter thanked the general
for the free expression of his opinions and
withdrew. The general will leave for tho
THEY TTEBE AI.Z, THESIS.
And That is the Wa What Is Recorded
The bailiff was there, so was the clerk, and,
for that matter, so was the judge.
Without these three how could the court in
the market house be held.
The court in the market house. But that
court isn't up for sale. A proposition to buy
would be very salacious for that party. bT
The bailiff got out a "hear ye," the clerk got
on his spectacles, and the judge got on the
The judge started in abruptly
by stating to Mr. Michael Nash, that Mr. Louis
Demare stated he had bought a slaughtered
hog of him (Nash), and when he gnashed his
teeth through a portion of a part thereof, he
detected that this particular swine at least waa
an unclean beast. Mr. Nash offered to prove
that the pig was as savory a morsel as was ever
chawed by mortal teeth. It would
even tempt a Jew, he contended.
Ihe jndge heard the squealing on both sides,
partially weighed thehogs and grunted out a
continuance until November 25th.
One Wirth claimed that Isaac W. Webb had
been guilty of a very unworthy pieco
of business. Webb bought two horses
from him, gave a chattel mortgage on four
animals. When he came to foreclese,
the four horses had been driven away
from under the mortgage, and roofed in some
secret place. He wanted the court to get him
out of the web into which he had been allured.
The court thoughe the case couldabdhudee* spun aloneo
to December 2d, proximo.
the bridge. A five dollar bill went up in thai
That's the way they went off at the Judge's
bidding the market house, yesterday.