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ST. PAUL. THURSDAY, 1EC 5, 1378.
GE N. SHLBMAK doesn't propose to back
down from the charges bo has made against
the Indian management. He Las submitted
a number of official documents verifying his
statements to the committee having charge
of the matter of the proposed tiansfer. He
f.rges some cogent reasons in favor of tho
tep,which seem to be borne out by leslimony
of unquestioned reliability.
THKBE have been introduced in both
houses of Congress over a dozen bills relat
ing to the trade dollar. Some of them pro
vide for their retirement from circulation
one contemplates their substitution for the
standard silver dollar while all provide that
they shall be recognized as a legal tender
either for a limited time or forever. Out of
the multitude of schemes for the adjustment
of the status of this coin, at least one ought
to be found that will provj satisfactory.
THE evacuation of Jellallabad, in Afghanis
tan, before the approach of the Anglo-Indian
troops, gives them an open road to Cabul.
This is significant of one of two
things: Either the Afghans aie
satisfied that they cannot make
a successful stand against the invaders, and
give up the fight, or they design to set a trap
at pome point where the enemy may be an
nihilated with little risk to themselves. 'Ibe
Afghans are noted for their craft, and we
look for some bloody scenes before the end
SEOBETAKY SHERMAN asks ioi appropri
ations for the fiscal year ending Juno 30,
1880, which aggregate $4,55-1,663.80 more
than the appropriations for the current fiscal
year. The interior and postoffice depart
ments demand three-fourths of this amount.
"While there may be a need for an increase
in the postoffice appropriationsprovided
the franking privilege is to be continued
we fail to see in what respect the interior
department merits any increase. An in
crease of efficiency is all that is needed
THE bill introduced in the House on Tues
day terminating the treaty wilh Germany
after the lapse of a yoar, is timely. Oar
citizens who have gone to Germany have re
peatedly bGen subject to indignities, arrest
and imprisonment, and not a few of them
have been forced to perform military duty
there. The state department has not seen
lit to take energetic measures for their pro
tection, but we are sure that Congress wonld
be justified in refusing to hold any diplo
matic relations whatever with a country
where American subjects are treated with
such discourtesy and injustice.
TnE Democratic Senators have very prop
erly resolved to support Mr. Blaine's resolu
tions for au investigation into the conduct
of the recent Congressional elections, pro
vided they are amended so as to include vio
lations of the law North as well as South.
The ^Republicans cannot object to such an
amendment. If the resolution passes with
this amendment, the committee will have
enough to occupy its time in New York,
Cincinnati, Detroit and Minnesota, where
far graver violations of the law were com
mitted than any that are charged in the
States of the South.
BOTH in Chicago and Cincinnati a move
ment has been inaugurated for the better
observance of the Sabbath. In the former
city the leaders are the Catholic clergy, as
sisted by the vaiious Catholic temperance
societies. In both cities places of amuse
ment are kept open, and the saloons throw
wide their portals to lure men to their ruin.
Some restrictions seem to be necessary, al
though tho experiment of legislation has
demonstrated its impotency. A healthy pub
lic sentiment seems best calculated to work
a reform, and it is the duty of those who
wish abetter observance of the Lord's day
to labor for the creation of that sentiment.
STANLEY MATTHEWS has, thus early in the
session, opened out in favor of guaranteeing
the interest on the bonds of the
Texas Pacific railroad to the ex
tent of two millions of dollars annu
ally. It may be good policy for the govern
ment to still further encumber itself for the
purpose of putting money in the pockets of
a lot of over-rich monopolists, but to us it
appears arrant folly. Experience has shown
that if the government guarantees bonds of
private individuals, it will have to pay them,
and that what appears upon its face to be an
ordinary business transaction is nothing less
than apiece of bare-faced robbery.
JIM KETWE, who, coming from California
a few years ago has become a recognized
chief on the New York stock exohange, has
transferred the scene of his operations to
Chicago, where he is creating a great com
motion by attempting to get up a corner on
wheat. He is currently supposed to have a
countless hoard of money at his back, and
the old-time operate a aro a qaandary as
to what to do. The market is largely over-
sold for December, and the horts, anticipat
ing a squeeze, are frantically endeavoring to
cover. Almost the whole of the cash wheat
now store at Chicago and Milwaukee is
owned by Keene, and he is buying all that
arrives, so that he can force prices up when
the day for settlement comes around.
THE interview with Gen. Miles, published
in the GIXB of yesterday, is one of the
most valuable contributions to the literature
of the Indian question that has yet been
given to the world. Gen. Miles, by reason
of his long service on the frontier, is pecu
liarly qualified to express an opinion upon the
question of how the Indians should be kept
under control. As to the advisability of
transferring them to the care of the war de
partment he has no doubt, but realizing the
influences that are being brought to bear
upon Congress to prevent such transfer, he
does not think it will take place. His com
ments on the Indian nature and the best
mode of governing them are the result of
extensive and close observation, and deserve
to be carefully considered by the Congres
sional committee having the matter
SHERMAN ON RESUMPTION.
The report of Secretary Sherman, printed
in the GLOBE of yesterday, is important as
outlining the policy to be pursued by him in
the matter of resumption after the 1st of
January next. It bears evidence of having
been prepared with great care, and more
than any other of the utterances of Mr.
Shrrman, seeks to avoid antagonizing those
who may differ with him. Ho lays particu
lar stress upon the rony side of resumption,
carefully avoiding reference to the evils that
have already been caused by the prepara
tions for that event, and those that will pos
sibly result from its consummation. He
relates the success he has met with in the ac
cumulation of a sufficient coin reserve to at
tempt the experiment, but makes no refer
ence to the great hardship that has been en
tailed upon the business men of the country
in consequence of his efforts in that direc
tion. He outlines his future course at great
length, and professes to be sanguine of the
complete and permanent success of the plan
In alluding to the icsue
of gold certificates
and promising that the practice will cease
after January next, Mr. Sherman says:
The nccessit}- for them during a suspension
of Bpecie payments is obvious, but no longer
exists when by law every United States note is,
in effect, a coin certificate. The only purpose
that could he subserved by their issue hereafter
would be to enable persons to convert tbeir
notes into coin cvrfcificateh, and thus contract
tho currency and hoard gold in the vaults of
the treasury witnout the inconvenience or risk
of its custody. Foi convenience United States
notes of the same denomination as the larger
coin, certifi ales will be issued.
So it will appear that in place of coin cer
tificates Mr. Sherman will issue United States
notes, thus making of tho United States
treasury a safety deposit vault of an im
proved pattern. The holder of ooin can
exchange it for a government note and use
that note as currency, at the same time lock
up an equal amount of gold and cornering it
just as effectually as if it was in his own pri
vate safe. Usually when a man 01 a body
of men undertake to corner gold
tli6y are obliged to lay it away and lose the
use of it for such time as they may see fit.
Mr. Sherman apparently thinks this a hard
ship, and will undertake to hoard the gold
for them and at tho same time give them
the use of the money they have invested in
it. This i3 truly veiy kind in Mr. Sherman,
and entitles him to the lasting gratitude of
the gold speculators of Wall street.
Of one thing the public at large have
reason to be thankful. The secretary an
nounces that, as greenbacks will be substan
tially on "a par with gold after the 1st of
January, he will receive them in payment of
all duties on imports after that date, thus
obviating the necessity our importers now
labor under of converting their currency
into gold, and then paying the duties. This
regulation will prove a great public con
venience at every port of entry in the coun
The secretary vindicates the wisdom of
practically resuming specie payments at but
one point in the countryNew Yorkby
claiming the necessity of maintaining only
one coin reserve where tho coin could be
easily accumulated and kept. It will be
doubly advantageous to the gold speculators
of the metropolis, who will thus be enab:'?J
to manipulate the market far more readily
than if there were half a dozen points to
which they would have to direct their atten
tion. Whenever the opportunity arises it
will be the easiest thing in the world for
them to drain the sub-treasury of its coin
reserve, and thus create a financial stringency
that will give them ample occupation and
assured profits. Controlling a capital of six
hundred millions of dollars, it will be a
pleasant pastime, simply, for the New York
Clearing House association to put a spoke in
the wheel of the government whenever its
policy shall seem to cross their interests. It
is very convenient, indeed, to have but one
deposit of coin. It makes of the federal
treasury and the secretary thereof the most
abject slave of the money power of New
York. But this is, in Mr. Sherman's opinion,
a great advantage.
On the silver question Mr. Sherman plays
into the hands of the New York bankers, as
it was expected he would do. He complains
that the standard silver dollar is intrinsically
worth less than the gold dollar. That is
true. But the paper dollar is intrinsically
worth nothing at all, and if the argument
has any force at all it applies to the paper
dollar as well a3 to the silver dollar. That
which gives to the paper dollar a commercial
value is the stamp of the government. That
stamp ought to be as valid if placed upon
silver as if placed%ipon paper. He says the
silver dollar cannot be exported except at its
bullion value. Very true but where is the
necessity for exporting it? It was coined
expressly for domestic circulation, not for
export. If we need to export silver we can
do so in the form of bullion, and save the
cost of coinage. He fears, too, that the
silver dollar, unless its coinage is limited,
will drive gold from circulation. Of this
there is little danger, The supply of silver
coin will be regulated by the demand for it,
just as the supply of cither commodities is
regulated by the same law. His proposition
that the coin should be increased in weight
comes too late. If it had been so
provided in the act of remonetization,
no one would have objected, but if under
taken now, the change would involve a loss
of from ten to fourteen cents on every dol
lar held throughout the country. The peo
ple have been subjected to one such shave
on the trade dollar they are in no mood to
suffer a similar loss again. j* ~.\i
The recommendation of Mr. Sherman that
the coinage of silver be suspended when the
amount outstanding shall exceed fifty mil
lions, should not be adopted. A larger
amount than that indicated ii needed for the
legitimate purposes of trade. After the
present year the national banks will be re
quired to retire their notes of issue of a less
denomination than fire dollars, and although
a limited amount of small greenbacks will
still remain in circulation, they will be insuf
ficient to meet all demands. If our trade re
quires fifty millions of fractional currency,
we certainly could not get along, without
great inconvenience, with as small an amount
of silver dollars. It may be necessary at
some future time to limit the coinage of
silver, but that time has not yet arrived.
THE NJLTIONAZ. SANSS.
In Mr. Sherman's report he goes out of
his way to enter a plea on behalf of the na
tional bank system. This is consistent with
his past policy, and perhaps we have no right
to find fault with it. He makes some ad
missions, however, which show that he is not
unaware of the drift of public opinion on
the subject of their continuance. Admitting
that the system is still on trial, he presents
its advantages as strong a lightperhaps
strongeras the facts will admit. He grants,
however, that the expediency of continuing
it is debatable. He says:
Whether the power to issue circulating notes
should be granted to private corporations or be
exercised only by the government, is purely a
question of public policy and public interest.
In behalf of a circulation issued by the gov
ernment, it is claimed that interest is saved to
the public on the full amount of the notes
issued. To this it is replied that the issue of
such notes necessarily involves their redemp
tion in com, and this can be secured only by
coin reserves and tho ordinary machineiy of
bank*. If the banks issue notes they expect
to derive a profit from the loan, but this profit
is diminished by the burden of redemption, by
the large taxes impoFed upon the franchise,
and by the risk always incident to the issue of
the citculating notes.
We are unable to see why the issue of gov
ernment currency "necessarily involves their
redemption in coin," which ''can be secured
only by coin reserves and the ordinary ma
chinery of banks." Paper money has
always been, and always will continue to be,
the principal circulating medium of this and
every other civilized country on the face of
the globe If a currency was issued guaran
teed as of full face value by the government
of tho United States, there would never be a
call for its redemption, except for purposes
of exchange with foreign countries. For
such purposes of exchange there is ample
machinery now in existence, all of the prin
cipal importing cities having a sub-treasury
aulhoiized to transact such business. But if
these were found to bo inadequate an United
States depository might bs designated in each
of the cities as at present It is not neces
sary that these depositories should be na
tional banks. A private institution could
fill the duties just as well, and, under prop
er restrictions, just as safely as tho duty is
With the abolition of the national bank
system the banking business would not cease.
These institutions are a necessity to trade
and commerce. Indesd, at present more
than one-third of tho banking institutions
of the country are not organized under the
national banking law, and the private banks
stand as well commercially as the national
banks. It is true, as stated by Mr. Sherman,
that the system cannot be legally abolished
before the year 1883, but it is not too scon
to commence the discussion of the sub
ject or to pass an act of abol
ishment. The change, when made, must
necessarily be gradual, for to retire the cur
rency issued by these banks at one fell
swoop would prove disastrous to the material
interests of the country. But by gradually
retiring tuo national bank notes and substi
tuting greenbacks in their stead, trade would
experience no shock, and in the end we
would have abetter and a safer currency
than we now have.
It i3 wrong in principle to give to private
corporations the rignt to issue currency.
That function belongs exclusively to the
government, and ought to be exercised by it.
If there is any profit to be derived from such
issue the government ought to have it, and
the public will not be satisfied until our cur
rency in its entirety shall become uniform
and absolutely safe.
CHARLEF FOSTER'S POLICY.
The Ohio Congressman Again Evolves a
Fetv Ideas on Political Topics.
I Washington Special (Dec. 1) toCnioagoTimes.J
Charles Foster, one of the shrewdest and
best infoimel members of the House, in
an interview this evening said he thought
there would be a very strong fight in the
House over the proposition asking for $250,-
000 for the extra expenses of the department
of justice in enforcing the laws. He said
that this would undoubtedly lead to a politi
cal debate and open up the entire question
of the management of the last political can
vass in the South. He had that sublime
confidence in Bourbon stupidity that he
couliPreasonably predict that they would not
fail to intensify the occasion by opening np
all possible advantages to their political op
ponents. He said that the smart thing
for the Bourbons to do would be to pass the
appropriation without a word of opposition,
because there was no question but
that the management of the last elec
tion in the South was a subject that would
not bear scrutiny, and that in case the Dem
ocrats saw fit to open debate on the subject
it must inevitably result in a showing that
would be anything but satisfactory or profit
able to them. He says that he has had talks
with the inflation leaders and that they do
not expresB the opinions that have been ut
tered by some of the rank and file that have
arrived here in the last few days. For in
stance, he had a talk with Judge Kelley a
few nights ago, in which Judge Kelley said
that it was not intended, jas he thought, by
the inflationists to make any factious oppo
sition now to the specie resumption plan, but
that they would stand by quietly and allow
the experiment to be tried, believing fully
that it would fail, and that they could by
these means secure their own ends much
better than by making a felicitious op
position and incurring the reproach
that they had been instrumental in produc
ing a failure which they feel certain is boutid
to come. Mr. Foster thinks though, the
policy of the President, while it had at one
time the effect of producing some difference
in the Kepublican ranks, yet was the true
policy, which had enabled the Republican
party to succeed as it had done, and he con
fidently expected that the Bourbons would in
the future do all in their power to solidify
the Republican party and strengthen it, as
they had in the past. Their great blunder
in organizing tue Potter committee had re
acted upon themselves .in such a manner
that there was no way of accurately antici
pating the damage the Bourbons might do to
themselves in blindly seeking some way cf
remedying the disasters of last fall. He
thought the Republicans would be rather in
olined to take advantage of the vulnerability
of the Democrats this winter, and crowd
them in a great many ways. He thought for
that reason the session would be reasonably
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, THUKSDAY MORNIKO, DECEMBER 5, 1878.
WHAT XHEI SAT O IT.
A Fetp Expressions of Opinion Regarding
the President's Message.
[WashingtonSpecial to Cincinnati Enquirer.)
To give a fair idea of the feeling the mes
sage has produced here, the following laconic
expressions of members serve to show:
.Wood, of PennsylvaniaFine essay on
the prosperity of the agricultural depart
ment. Entertaining disquisition on Indian
affairs and other subjects, perhap3 of im
portance, which don't strike one.
Senator KelloggHaven't read it.
Chapman Freeman, of PennsylvaniaToo
long too general, too weak and if he had
anything to write about he couldn't have
Lathrop, of IllinoisIt's all right. Fact
is, since last election things have so quieted
down that the people don't care much what
the President says.
John GoodeOne of the weakest Slate
papers ever issued from an Executive.
Herr Smith, of PennsylvaniaIt should
have been made stronger on tho Southern
Caswell, of WisconsinIt will have a good
effect in. making people think, especially on
the Southern question.
Fernando Wood expresses the same opin
ion in private that he did on the floor, that
there is nothing important in it except the
Southern question. Other inenibers agree
that this is the only point which will cjm
mand much attention.
Knott, of KentuckyThe whole paper is a
discredit to the administration. Cannot
think the cabinet had much to do with it,
for it would then have been more marked.
Schleicher, of TexasIt's a fair document,
because there is at this time very little that
could bo put into a message to make a strong
impression. Congress should take notice of
the suggestions as to the South and iavesli
Harry White, who is one of the stalwarts,
preferred stronger talk, but on the whole
Singleton, referring to the Southern patt,
says he wants tbe allegations fully inquired
into, and it will ba shown that no dishonoi
attaches to Mississippi at least.
3!uunt, of GeorgiaCongress will not pa
much attention to any suggestions in the
Bliss, of New York, and Chittenden of the
same State, are well pleased with the finan
Rice, cf OhioVery weak very thin.
General BanningLacks statesmanship:
makes no prominent or saluatory sugges
Senator BlaineBetter than I expected.
An improvement on the last message.
Senator VoorheesDon't like it. Has no
reading about it.
Mr. WhitthorneIt's a good abstract of
tho department reports.
Powers, of MaineIt's a fair document.
Mr. EdenThere's not a suggestion worth
Slemons, of Arkansas Milk and water,
and devilish little substance in the milk.
James, of New York, Briggs, of New
Hampshire, and Patterson, of New York,
heartily indorse the whole document. Pound,
of Wisconsin, likes it. Harris), 0f Virginia,
will have to read it before expressing an
Cannon, of IllinoisIt's a fair docnmei t.
CongerIt will make a good impression
on the country.
Covert, of New YorkNothing in it.
Veeder, of New YorkDon't amount to
BallouIt has tbe right ring, especially on
the Southern question.
Foster, of OhioA clear and well-meaning
ConklingHaven't yet thought much
Hendee, of VermontBetter than I had
reason to expect.
McMahon Means a good deal more than
it says on the Southern question.
SaylerA conservative attempt at political
capital for the Republican party.
Fuller, of IndianaCommonplace, ordi
nary departmental report?
Alex StephensA fair message, and the
President understands the Southern situa
JAW IS AN EUGENI E.
The Fortune of the Foe-Prince Imperial
and the Ess-Empress.
[Parii Correspondence of Cincinnati Gazette.]
Apropos of the various reports circulating
with regard to the rumored marriage of the
ex-Prince Imperial and the Princess Thyra,
of Denmark, it may not bo uninteresting to
see what the would-be benedict possesses in
tho shape of worldly goods. According to a
recently published account having every ap
pearance of genuineness, the '"prince" per
sonally has only a small income of 40,000
francs per annum, brought by his estate
at Vincentini, near Goritz, in Illyria. He
owe3 this revenue to the Princess Bacchio
chi, who left it to him with her estate in
Brittany. Tii9 Brittany properly was, how
ever, nearly all mortgaged, and, when all was
paid off, tho property was reduced to noth
ing in particular. So much for tho personal
property of the young protender.
It may be wondered that his father made
no provision for him. The explanation is
easy. When Napoleon made his will, in
1800, he did not count on being dethroned
by the revolution which occurred four 3'ears
later. In 1866, the emperor and emp:es3,
then at the height or their power and pros
perity, mado each other a sort of exchange
of donations, bequeathing their property in
such away as to allow their* survivor the
benefit of the other's property. Tho em
peror gave his wife Arenenburg, and as
signed her as a place of residence in Paris
the Elysee, now the abode of the president.
To his son he bequeathed the throne, fancy
ing he thereby assured him the best of his
From this it will be seen that if the em
press were to hold strictly to the 1866 will
the son of Napoleon III. would have a poor
chanca of marrying decently, his whole for
tune consisting of the 10,000 francs per an
num and a few triflesall that tho revolu
tion left him.
A lot of imaginative statements have been
made respecting .he fortune of his mother,
Eugenie. The Republicans have mad3 her
the possessor of fabulous sums, while, on the
other hand, the Bonapartists have reiterat
ed again and again the assurance of her be
ing something like a pauper. In point of
fact this would seem to be her actual posi
tion, accoid'ng to the will of I860, deposited
with a notary named Mocquard, and opened
at Chiselhurst on the 12th of January, 1873,
three days after the death of Napoleon III.
The will puts the Empress Eugenie in pos
session of, firstly, 120,000 franc3per annum,
derived from the estate of Mezzola (near
Bologna, Italy), once forming part of Prince
Bacchiocni'8 fortune. Secondly, of diamonds
of the value of about 2,800,000 francs,
equivalent to an incomo of about 50,000
francs. Thirdly, of sundry houses in the
Rue de PEtysee, Paris, which, though partly
mortgaged to cover debts due by the Dae
d'Albe, were oought by Baron Hirsch, who
gave 2,000,000 francs for them, say another
100,000 francs income. Fourthly, of 80,000
francs in rentes, allotted to the emperor on
the 1872 loan of three milliards.
If all these sums are added together, we
get a total of 450,000 franc3 income, or
about $90,000, representing the instantly
available fortune of the ex-empress. The
Chateau of Pierrefonds and the Chinese mu
seum at Fontainebleau count for nothing, as
the republic has charge of them at present,
and doe3 not seem likely to hand them over.
It is out of this income or $90,000 that
young Lewis mast be provided for whenever
hewed3. They say that his mother has
piomised him two-thirds, or $80,000 per ua
num. On this and expectationsnot
worth much just for the momenthe hope3
to set up housekeeping with the Princess
Thyra, or any other amiable and unassuming
princess who will have him. Why doesn't he
try his luck at the Court of Dahomey?
A YOUNG X-ADT STOLEN.
How Miss Paulina Honor Was Abducted
at Brooklyn by a, Russian.
Andrew Honor, of No. 43 President street,
is almost distracted over the loss of his
young and beautiful daughter Paulina, who
left her home on the 16th of November, and
has not been seen since by her parents. Sho
13 supposed to have been abducted by a man
named William Smith, who lives with his
wife in Beach place. Smith is a Russian.
He has no children of his own.
He cultivaaed an early acquaintance with
Mr. Honor, and became enamored of Paulina
shortly after ids introduction. He showed
his love for her by taking her to ball?,
pienics and concerts. Mrs. Smith did not
look with suspicion on her husband. She
thought that he was just after a little inno
cent amusement, and was glad to see him
spend his time among the young folks. Fri
day night, two weeks ago, Paulina informed
her father and mother that she was going to
attend a party the next night at Mr.
Smith's residence. She hsd received an in
vitation, she said, and ir.d no doubt she
would have ai pleasant a time as
Phe usually had at Mr. Smith's
residence. Mr. Honor gavo his daughter
his consent to go to the social. On Saturday
night about 7 o'clock, Paulina left her home
for the paity, dressed in magnificent style.
When Sunday morning came Miss Honor
was not at her home. Her father grew un
easy, and left his home for Smith's residence.
To his surprise he was informed by Mrs.
Smith that Paulina had nt been at her
houserand that there was no paity vhat
ever. He also discovered that Smith had
not been homo since Saturday night, but he
waited for him. About 1 o'clock on Sunday
afternoon Smith came home, and Mr. Honor
asked him where daughter was. Ho said
he did not know, and had not seen her for
many days. Mr. Honor went home and re
lated the sad news to his v. ife, who almost
fdinted. She suggested that it would be
well to wait for a couple of days for Paul
ina's icturr". They "waited, but she never
came. Mr. Honor at last grew impatient,
and commenced to look for his daughter him-
s: If. He thought he had obtained a clue to
her discovery. A widow named Mrs. Jane
Talford, who was a dressmaker in Mr. Hon
or's hou=e, and who residej at No. 636
Hicks street, had possession of the
lost gill for a few days. She kept her at the
request of Smith, though she knew he was
not doing light. Mis. Talford and Smith are
said to have been on very intimate terms, and
it is said that she was Subject to his dicta
tions. One night about 11 o'clock Smith
went to the residence of Mrs. Talford and
took Paulina away with him to the home of
a Mrs. Carey, on Smith street, near Dean.
Hexe the young girl was passed off as an or
phan, and remained at this place for a few
days. La3t Friday morning sho was taken
from Mrs. Carey's residence, and at present
nobody seems to know her whereabouts.
Mr. Martcllo, tho interpreter at Justice
Semler's court, healing that the ghl was
with Mrs. Talford, went there to procure her.
Mrs. Talford said she would not resign her
chaige until she saw Smith. In the mean
time a warrant was issued for the arrest of
Smith and Mrs. Talford for abduction. They
both appeared before Justice Semler this
morning and pleaded not guilty. Smith said
he did not know where the young woman
was. The case was set down for a hearing
till Saturday. Miss Honor is about 17 years
of age. A number of detectives are work
ing up the case, and they seem confident of
success. In a few days, if there is nothing
heard of the missing woman, a reward will
probably be offered.
LIFE I N CABUL.
What Kind of Houses the Ajgltan* lAve in
and the Way in Which They JLive.
[Whitehall Review. 1
In accordance with the national character
for suspicion and intrigue and corruption,
an Afghan dwelling house is like an Afghan
boorkaposha whitened sepulchre. The flat
roofs of the houses have generally a parapet
vail formed of railwork, thickly overlaid
with m*u, and five or six feet higli, to allow
the women of tho family to take an
airing unveiled, as their lord3 are
very jealous about their being overlooked.
During our former occupation of the city an
officer who had ascended to the rppor part
of the Bala Hispar to get a good view of the
surrounding country was credited with look
ing at some women half a mile below him,
and received a delicate hint in the shape of a
bail from a jpjail
whizzing past his head.
But, however much an Afghan wou
think himself disgraced by his wife's
face being exposed to the vulgar
gaze, he has not the slighest objection to
being "squared" to '-keep her purdah or,
in o'her words, conniving at her connubial
vagaries for a consideration. The wives may
go wherever they please in their boorka
poshes, to shop or to visit relations, but they
must "keep their purdah," otherwise, avoid
a scandal. In some of the walls facing the
street little loop-holes with tiny shutters
exist, through which an Afghan beauty
may be seen glancing quickly and fur
tively at the passing stranger, while her
grim old lord and master sits stolidly gazing
at vacancy through a wider aperture below.
Afghan ladie3 exercise considerable influence
over their spouses both in domestic and po
litical affairs. Savage and intractable as the
men usually are among themselves, it is
quite beautiful to see how submissive they
can become to the discipline of the Harem
Serai. An officer has lately been telling us
in the Time* how Shere Ali has tho slipper
applied to his august head by the mother of
his deceased heir, Abdulla Jan.
lugcrsoll's Horrible Ureams.
A reporter chanced to be passing through
the halls of the Bainat house yesterday
morning, soon after midnight, and was
startled by a noise sounding like the yell of
maniac lost among the labyiinths "of the
catacombs. Hurrying in the direction
whence the sound came, astonishment quick
er.ed into wonder at the discovery that the
dialogue, or soliloquy, or apoftrophe, or
whatever it was, continued and came
from the room occupied by Colonel
Ingersoll. The first impulse was to cry for
police, then to send for a doctor, then to
summon a bell-boy and then to draw nearer
and listen. The bell messenger responded
and affirmed that the valient Colonel occu
pied his room alone, and immediately after
the reporter was assured of the truth of the
messenger's affirmation. The yell had sub
sided, but words were still audible. The
voice was none other than Ingersoll's. It
sounded strange and hollow and often gut
tural. The words were broken and discon
nected. Evidently Colonel Ingersoll was
asleep and dreaming. The reporter was in
the hearing of a somnambulist. The first
words that caught his ear were: "Oh
Fathor Abraham^" Then there was a break
and an evident tossing about on a restless
couch, and then followed ''I ought to be
saveMoses in the bulrushesbelieve it all
Polar bear in Ark drinking soda-water
Jonah swallowed whaleO 0-0-0 forgive
sinner !greatest among a milliontake
back lectures." A long pause fol
lowed and the scribe was about
to turn away when the solitaire meeting was
resumed: "Believe in second, third, oreven
fourth death, hellfire, brimstone, resurrec
tion, Homer, Moses and the Apocalypse, any
thing, O Lord! to get out of this horrible
pit! I'm a lost sheep. O forgive I forgive!
Gwouch With the last snort we knew the
pagan orator had awakened, and, knowing
we had no right to listen to his wakeful com
ments on a fretful dream, we, messenger
and scribe, departed.
a s.i -*%~S$3.-VF ~^~^^|r'A^~*4^
U. L. Lamprey, of St. Paul, was in the
Meeting of tho county commissioners
Tueaday, Dec. 10.
Mr. Newell is making the necessary ar
rangements for starting a candy factory in
the building occupied by Crepau.
Capt. E. V. Holcomb?, superintendent of
the Red River line of steamers during the
past season, is in the city visiting his rela
The Stillwater & Taylors Fali3 road yes
teiday shipped 500 barrels of flour and seven
oar loads of lumber and received three car
loads of merchandise.
The chimney in Miss Cutler's residence, on
Chestnut street, caught fire Tuesday night,
and threatened a conflagration of a serious
nature, until Bennett heroically came to the
front with some salt, and, assisted by Dwight
Cutler's little pump, extinguished the flames.
Meeting at Turners' hall at 8 o'clock this
evening for the purpose of admitting those
who wish to join the gymnasium. This is a
good opportunity for tnose who desire well
developed muscles and a knowledge of the
manly arts. The ability of Mr. I. Sax as an
instructor was well demonstrated at the Tur
ner's entertainment last Thursday.
The band entertainment, Tuesday evening,
was greeted with a large audience. The in
strumental selections w^ra well rendered, es
pecially the piece entitled, "The Devil Let
Loose," by tho full band. The big four
(Harmonia Quartet) received well merited
applause, showing the firm hold they are
gaining on the public. Mr. H. Tepas ex
hibited a perfect mastery over the violin,
playing a very difficult solo, well calculated
to bring out the various tones of that instru
ment. The entertainment netted about $80.
A regular meeting of the common council
was held Tuesday evening.
Present: Deragisb, May, Eiliott. Seymour,
Mueller, and President ^Matthews.
The minutes of the previous meeting wero
read and approved.
Report of toll-collector, showing bridge
receipts for tho week ending Nov.
$133.50 for tho week ending Nov. 30,
$12.50. Report of city clerk, showing muni
cipal court receipts for tho month of Nov.,
$258.30, civil and criminal referred to
financial committee. Tho city treasurers
report, showing leceipts and disbuisements
for tho months of Oct. and Nov.. accepted
and referied to the committee on finance.
Applications ox Albert Wilkison, druggist,
and Andrew Olsen, for retail liquor license,
accepted on motion of Mueller, and ordered
The question of Mr. Packard remaining
on the bridge at night during the winter, cr E
Current fund, sundiies $934 37
Fire depaitmentjSundncs 216 13
Bridge, sundries 52 10
Municipal Court, sundries 150 6(J
Total,. ?135 00
I Before Judge Crosby.]
James Boxwell, who was adjudged guilty of
of the crime of bastardy and sentenced to
pay S per month for the support of the
child, on the 6th of November, having failed
to comply with the sentence by giving the
requisite bonds as ordered by the court, was
commuted to the county jail to remain until
he complies with the order of the court or is
discharged therefrom as provided by law.
J. Q. A. Ward v*. Webster & Webster.
was tried by the court and i3 to be submit
ted in written briefs within the week.
The case of Seymour, Sabin & Co. V3.
John Whitesides. on trial.
[Before Judge Lehnncke.]
Estate of Horace Johnson, decoa'ed. Fi
nal settlement of administrator and distii
bution of assets among creditors.
Estate cf Homy Shilling, deceased. Let
ters of administration granted to Ottoman.
Bonds fixed at $1,000. Ebenezer Ayres and
C. Makle appointed appraisors.
Estate of J. Stewart, deceased. Final set
tlement of estate by administrators and ac
[Before Judjje Norgord. I
Charles Gibson: drunk. Eight days en
the rock pile.
Peter Copp hor^e stealing. Discharged
for want of prosecution.
Last June, Win. Witsenger had a hoise
stolen from his barn, and the same night a
harness and buggy belonging to Copp, who
was living at the Stillwater Junction at the
time, disappeared. Suspicion fastened on
Copp, who removed to St. Paul a short time
after. The suppesition was that Copp had a
confederate, wno stole the horse, and to re
move suspicion from Copp, also took the
buggy and harness. A search instituted foT
the missing animal proved ineffectual dis
covering his whereabouts, and the attempt
was given up. A few days ago Wissenger
claimed to have receiyed evidence sufficient
to convict Copp, and swore out a warrant for
his arrest. Chief of Police Shortall arrested
Copp in St. Paul and brought him to Still
water, but Wissenger failing to appear, he
Ileal Estate Trani,fr.
U. L. Lamprey et ah, to David Tozer, east
half of section 3, township 30. range 20,
811.45 acres, for a consideration of &2,0U0.
The land borders on Cornelian lake. Mr.
Tozer intends to place the land under culti
Temperance Lecture on. the Hail.
'Twenty years ago," said the passenger with
the red ribbon in hi* buttonhole. I knew
that man whom jo saw get off at the last sta
tion. He was a young man of rare promise, a
cellege graduate, a man of brilliant intellect
and shrewd mercantile ability. Life d.iwned
before him in all the glowing colors of fair
promise. He had some monev whtn he left
college. He invested it in business aud his
ousmesb prospered. He married a beautiful
young girl, who bore him three lovely chil
wood- box "AlM a one time
''The red ribbon passenger:
others to drink.
,-Ni7, in biennial
installments of one. No one dreamed that tho
poorhousc would ever be their home. But in
an evil hour the young man yielded to the
tempter. He began to drink beer. He liked it
and'drank moreTHe drank lind eVcou^ ed oflTbodvt ST' "1^
others to drink That was onl_, fourteen year, JVU4
ago, and he was a prosperous, wealthy man
To-day where is he?"
The clergyman in the front_ seat, solemnly
''A sot and a beggar."
The red ribbon man, disconsolately: "Ob
110 he is a member of Congress and owns
brewery worth 50,000."
Sometimes it will happen that way.
B. L. Powers, clothier, doing business under
the name of S. Powers & Son, of Nashville,
Tenn.-, faiicd yesterday for 835,000. Assets,
large stock of goods. His creditors are prin
cipally in Nashville, New York, Philadeiph,ia
and Cincinnati, r.
Sir. Muschketow is a Russian traveler of
Tne bloodhound is now employed by Spanish
fishermen to catch sharks on the Cuban coast.
On account of hard times, the Duke of Nor
folk has rednced his tenants' rents 25 per cent.
Some Berlin socialists talk of colonizing
Cyprus in Asia Minor. They night do much
The Akhoond of Squat," the Washington
Pc si dubs Mr. Hayes since his surrender to the
bloody shirt clement.
A hotel at Norfolk, Va., ha3 just been sold
for 325,000, on which So 000 had been expend
ed v?hen it was opened last spring.
A waiter in the City of Mexico reprehended
a guest's unseemly eagerness to be served by
extracting his eye with a corkscresv.
AUelina Patti's engagement in Berlin covers
nine evenings, for which she is to receive the
round sum of *18,000 (S}0,G03 marks).
Mr. Foott, the Irish centenarian 'squire, hur
vived the junketing on the one hundredth
anniversary of his birth only fifty-four days.
A Vermonter has invented "a bottle that will
always turn right side up, thus failing to spill
the contents, no matter how drunk the owner
The Norwich Bulhtin calls the St. Louis
Globc-Demoemi a Democratic paper. Of all
the slanders of the Democratic party this is
An English paper avers positively that
onions, whether cooked or raw, give great relief
in chronic rheumatism. A remedy certainly
worth a trial.
A I dog did some energetic biting
North Granby, Conn., putting his teeih in a
Ingle day into two dogs, fire cows and a hor*c,
all fince mad.
At Gnssowka, Russia, a man suspected of
incendiarism, causing the death of seventy
horBes. was thrown by the furious populace
into tho flame.
The late Duchess of Orleans, whose judg
ment Wcia excellent, insisted upon couit
etiquette halvi. departed from when she went
to chapel at the Oratoire.
An old man ba left Gieenup county, Kv.,
for Lincoln county, Mo., dragging in a hana
his scanty household goods and two httic
girls. Their elder Li other assists him.
A prudent Republican candidate for Congiess
in Alabama, buying obtHined $l,Cf from the
campaign fund, did not squander it in a hope
less contest, but bought a f-irm with it.
Mexican dollars are being extensively iui
poited into Washington Territory and en cil
iated at par. Thcv arc bought by the import
ers for 88 cent'.. They will not circulate at par
v.alking prize at Londorrecently~ 1
William Corkey, who won Si John
engaging a watchman, was left tho hands trcide vender of cats' meat, and is in tho
of the bridge committee.
On motion of Deragish, tho street com
missioner was ordered to erect a lamp on
Fourth street, between the residences of
Messrs. Govel and Clark. Street commis
sioner Conkhn askocl for work to be laid oat
for tne city teams, and on motion of
Deragish the matter was referred to street
The bridge committee, on motion, were
given power to act with reference to 'halt
ing" the pontoon.
"On an island nine miles long by (wo and a
half mile* wide, stands tho largest city of this
conti'enta city mightiest for Mrtuc .at.
mightiest for %ico," was the way Talmage bo
hi9 last Sunday's termon.
The Liverpool pohc.3 have been requested to
keep a shaip lookout for any consignments
a suspicious thaiacter by steamer iiom this
side, in case that Mr. Stewart's remains abouM
have been sent o\er ior safe-keeping.
A Ran Francisco man sent his affianced wife
to reinonstn^c with his brother, who was a
gnmblor, and try to cop^ert him to a propei
mode of life. The mission was in one senr-o
successful, for the gambler was conveitrd but
I10 married the missionary.
A Pans physician his devised a soporific for
the benefit of travelers through uninteresting
scenery, or who are troubled with msomania.
it is quite harmless, agreeable to the taste, and
has the singular virtue of being iimitable in
the duration ol its effects at the pleasure of the
person using it.
The Australian engineers have contrived to
protect the telegraph poies fiom the natives by
a device which conveys .in clcctiic current
any person who tampers with the wires. By
this means connection is maintained for thou
ands of miles without watching, the natnes
being in tenor of the poles.
Mrs. Wheekr, of Milwaukee, is convinced
that her daughter Kate i=s insane, nccause the
latter married against parental command. The
daughter was ariested :n sent to an :is}ium on
fraudulent papers but the huhband, being as
energetic as loving, has icscued her. Physi
cians say that sho f-hows no trace 01 insanity.
The murdered Lord Leitrim's will has been
proved under 1,000,000 personalty, and he
hasn't left hii successor the title a single
cent. The latter, who inherits only the entailed
realty, has entered a caveat against the probato
of the will, and would, perhaps, like to with
draw the ofter of $.J0,000 lor discovering who
killed his disagreeable old uncle.
Sir Capel Fitzgerald, the scalawag baionet
who=e last appearance before a London court
was foi obtaining three dinners and an inoi
dmatc quantity of liquor from an inn-keeper
under lalae pretenses, got off. Tbe magistrate
dismissed the case, while '-declining to say any
thing as to tbe morality of the transaction,'1
and the defendant promised to pay the bill in
Lord Chelmsford has died poorer than any
other chancellor the past hundred ears sa\e
Lyndhurst. His perionaity is valued under
$250,000, and he has hardly any ical estate. He
left se^en children. Hia eid ct son is now com
mander-in-chief at tho Cape of Good Hope
and the third is a loid ju&tice of the supreme
couit. Loid Chelmsford was kept poor by a
very expensive wife.
It is curious that while wolves have been for
centuries extirpated in England, they should
btili nourish in Fiance. The G.z'tle (U Meti
saya that tins year they have made their ap
pearance near townh earlier than usual in the
winter season. The difficulty in getting rid of
them lies in the immense extent of forest land.
The wiid boar.,, too, multiply rapidh, and
make sad havoc 111 potato fields and vineyards.
tuoi* a root?
Jacob Scholle,' of Indianapolis took
Ihe sad-looxing passenger sitting on the in the German hotel, and loading a double
DOQ.-QOX:I A At"t, *.rP^I^n*
barrelled gun with water, distiibuted hia skull
and brains all over the ceiling and walls, lie
left a note for the landloid, apologizing for tho
act and concluding: "Surrenderfunerabodexpemoe my te th
will bo paid. That is as much as I want to
finy. 1 do not want to be buried at all."
Among the good provisions adopt ed by tbe
Constitutional convention of Calii'ornia, is ono
miking the directors of banks and other cor
porations jointly and severally liable for all
loss occasioned to stockholders, and depositors
by fraud, embezzlement or mismanagement
during their term of office. A sweeping chanse
has been effected also in the law of arrests "a
provision being adopted that in ao civil actions
shall imprisonment hereafter be allow ed, except
I in cases of fraud.
ii 01 walking twehe to fifteen miles daily on
Four editor* were candidates for secretary of
state at tbe kite election in Mississippi, though
thcic was no election ordered for thit olTco.
the o\erant h-iving appointed .t m.in to fill
Mr. Archibald Campbell, prothonotiry and
head of the Clan Campbell at Quebec, cilr
brated the Marquis of Lome's ariival by light
ing two gigantic bonfires, at one of which v..s
an ox roasted whoie.
According to Prince Bismarck, tho Russians
area peculiar people, who order ojsterb in
summer and cherries in wipkr, and when they
enter a store ask of the shop-keeper, "What i-.
tnere you haven't got."