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The St. Paul Union Depot and Transfer
ALL OF THE ROADS INCLUDED,
Ami Every Foot of Railroad in the Cor-
porate Limits Brought Into
UNION DEPOT A FOOT SIBLE ST.
The Dinipn ,ions to he 1 00 Feet Wide
I S00 Feet Long.
HALF A MILLION FOit THE WORK.
An E'li'i'jii Which Will b.s A Orna-
ment Both to the City
An important railroad meeting was held
yosteiday at the office of E. F- Drake, presi
dent of tho So. Paul 6a Sioux City railroad.
There weie present:
S. S. Meruit, general manager of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & tit. Paul.
H. H. Porter, president, andW. H. Ferry,
vica piedidi?nt, of the Chioigo, Minneapolis &
St. Pvinl (Northwestern.)
J. P. Ill3ley, pLesident ol the St. Paul &
J. J. Htll, of the St. Paul & Pacific.
E. E. Drake, pro .ident, J. W. Bishop, general
mrn'iger, and tlurace Tnompson, tieasurer, St.
Paul & Sioux City.
A. B. Stiekney, viec president, St. Paul,
Stillw.itei & Taylors Falls.
The object of the meeting was to con
sider the question of a Union passenger de
pot in this city. J. "W. Bishop was appoint
ed chairman and A. B. Stickney secretary.
Mr. Hill, who represents a large majority of
the bonded interests of tli3 St. Paul Sc Pacif
ic road, stited that that company o.vns the
pvoparfcy -vhio'i all partes agreo is tho most
available "or a union passenger depot, and
that the parties and interests which he rep
resented were willing that such ground and
its approaches should be dedicated to that
purpose ou fair terms to all parties, and in
such a manner a3 not to prejudice the in
terests of any partial in the pending legal
This proposition was, on motion of Mr.
Porter, voted to be satisfactory, and was ac
Mr. Forr/ presents! -i draft of articles ol
incorporation ot thj '-.-U. Pu Union Depot
and Transfer Rulroid Company," which
were ^girded" a'l satishiotory, and on Mr.
Hill's mjtiou it was agreed to recommend
the various compimes to take thoir tair pro
portion of stock in said company that the
chairman and secretary ot the meeting
with legal cou.iS3l perfect the articles
of incorporation and send a perfected
copy to each of the companies for consider
ation, acceptance and subscription.
On motion Mr. Illsiey, the engineers of
the respecLi/o roads wero requested to pre
pare plans for a depot, to b9 presented at a
future meeting to bo c-illed by tho chairman
At tides o] Incorporation.
The following are the articles of incorpo
Be it known that the undesigned do hereby
associate themselves together for the purpose
of forming an mcorportted company under
the provisions of the general law now force
of the State ot Minnesota, prescribing the
method of incorpoiatmic such companies, by
adopting the following artioi.es of incorpora
The name of this corpoiation is the "St. Paul
Union Depot and Tiansier Railway Company."
The object of the oorpoiatioA and the general
natnie ot its busme is to construct.purchase,
lease or otheiwise secure and operate lines of
railway in the city ot St. Paul and the State of
FirstFrom some point at or near the east
ern limits ol the city, on the line of
the St. Paul, Stillwater i Taylors Falls rail
road and St. Paul & Duluth railroad, following
tho hue or such roads to a junction of each
with the tracks oi tho hrst division of the St.
Paul & Pat'iiic tiucks thence on the line of
said track-, to Sibley street iu the leveethence
followiug the general direction of the mam
line at piesent occupied Djktlie Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul, and St. Paul & Sioux City
loads, to the western limit of the city.
SecondAlso a branch trom said line at a
point in the vicinity of Willius stieet south
easterly along the shore of the Mississippi river
to the city limits.
ThirdAlso a branch from the first men
tioned line at or near the present junction of
the St. Paul, Stillwater & f.ivlors Falls railroad
company's tia'-k with the trick of the First
Division of the Si. Paul & Pacific company,
westwardly to tho western limits ot the city,
vrith a or connecting track fiom the present
track ot tho St. Paul, Stillwater & Taylors
Falls company to the last mentioned tiack.
FouithAlio to baild or secure tracks con
necting this system \A tracks with any and all
railroads now or hereafter to be built, secured
or constructed to the city of St. Paul.
lifthAlso tracks te reach mills and manu
factories of all kiiids now built or hereafter
constructed wit'mi the city limits to all wood
yards, coal yards, stock yards, lumber yards
or other industries whose busineess requires
the convenience ot railroad connections or side
tracks. The gonual purpose and design of
this company being to imuish hansier tracks
open alike to the use (under pioper regulations)
of all railroads now constructed or which may
hereafter be constructed to or into the city of
St. Paul to and between each of said roads,
and to and between each and all of said roads,
and each and all important industries the
city, the magnitude ot whose business requires
special railway accommodations by means ot
side tracks, etc.
SixthAlso to build and maintain or secure
a union passenger depot in said city of St.
Paul. The puncipal place of transacting tho
business of said company shall be ia the city
of St. Paul, State of Minnesota.
The time of commencement of said cor
poration shall be the fiist day of January,
1870, and continue for the period of fifty years.
The amount of the capital stock of said cor
poration is $500,000, to be paid as called by the
board of directors.
The highest amount of indebtedness or
liability to which said corporation shall at any
time be subject isfivehundred dollars.
divided into five thousand shares of one hun
dred dollars each.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto set
our hands and affixed our seals this day of
The General Plan.
A representative of the GLOBE learned by
inquiry that the general plan is to build a
depot of magnificent proportions, being 160
feet wide by 800 feet long, with a forty foot
Bpace for carriages and omnibnsses. It is
proposed to locate this magnificent building
at the foot of Sibley street, where the pres
ent St. Paul & Pacific depot stands. The
long freight depot of the West Wisconsin
(0. M. & St. P.) would have to be removed
to make way for the coming structure. The
building will be arranged with nine
tracks and fitted wita ticket offices, waiting
rooms, and all the modern improvements' It
will be a structure in every way worthy of
a commanding city like St. Paul.
Tue block between Jackson and Sibley
streets, which the Milwaukee & St. Paul
road designed as a site for a passenger depot,
will now be used for a small freight depot
for that road, and as soon as that connecting
link (100 feet belonging to the Simpson
heirfo) is secured, such a building will be
OUR LATEST JtAXKRUPTS.
The names and .places of residenco of thereleased
persons forming this association are as follows:
I This blank is to be filled by each company
participating in the organization naming one
person, and one person to be selected by the
other directors as director and president.)
The names of the first board of directors are:
(this blank to be filled in same as in article
The government of this corporation and the
management of its affairs shall be vested in its
board of directors, consisting of mem
bers, who shall be elected annually on the first
Wednesday in January oi each year.
The capital stock of this corporation shall be
Arrival of Representatives of tiie Creditors
of th Firm of Hanauer, Lichtenuuer &
Co.The Debts of tho Concern iu New
YorkAction of the Creditors.
Messra. Adolph Dessar and Jerome Bern
heimer, representing the New York creditors
of Hanauer, Lichtenaner & Co., of this city,
have arrived here to look after the interests
of the eastern houses concerned in the re
cent failure. They occupied yesterday in
looking over the books and stock of the con
cern, but were able to give but little informa
tion concerning the affair3 of the firm. The
following from the New York World of the
12th, however, contains information not
heretofore published heie
The report came to this city in a quiet way
on Monday last that the wholesale clothing
house of Hanauer, Dichtenauer & Co., of St.
Paul, Minfl., had on Saturday made an assign
ment. This, t.tken in connection with several
other large failures in this line of business
that have recently occurred in the West,
caused excitement among the clothing tiade
here in New York. A meeting of the creditors
of the St. Paul firm was called at once. The
meeting wa3 held at the office of Blun & Co. on
Tuesday afternoon and attended by filteen
creditors. In the absence of any positive in
formation concerning the nature of the failure,
little was done beyond the appointment of a
committee consisting of Messis. Adolph Des
sar and Jeiome Bernheimer, to go at once to St.
Paul. The ailiue is said to be lor about .$220,-
000, of which sum nearly $125,000 is owed in
the East, mainly New Yoik and Philadel
phia. The New York crcditorn include
Do-sar Brothers & Co 10,000 Naiim
berg, Kraua, Lauor & Co., $8,500 D. L.
borg, $5,000 Schepllin, Baldwin, Tweedy &
Co., "87,800 Heavennch, Hurchberg & Co.,
$4,000 S. M. Davidson, $4,000 Blun & Co.,to
$10,000 Rmdskopf Brothers & Co., =59,000 C.
& S. Werner, '68,500 D. H. Goodman & Bro.,
$6,600 L. Lcvaiiam &Co., $4,000 Mack & Co.,
*1,000 L. Sinsheitner, $5,300 S Syke & Co.,
$3,000 H. Willack's Sons, $5,500, and Necar
sulmer & Myres, 34,000. Among the Philadel
phia creditors are Loucheim Bros., S7,000 and
Newbergher & Hostetter, $3,000.
The firm of Hanauer, Lichtenauer & Co. was
established in 1875, and grew out of thefirmof
Hanauer & Austrian, which in turn had suc
ceeded the fiim of Hanauer Brothers, by which
firm the business was originally established in
1872. The present house has always borne a
good name in the trade and was thought to
have been still further strengthened by the
marriage a year and a half ago of Mr. Hanauer
to the daughter of the millionaire, Herman
Bernheimer, of the firm of Herman Bernheim
er, Son & Co. It was known in Mew York that
tho St. Paul firm owed $28,000 to
house of S. Mann, Austrian & Co.,
of Cleveland, before the fall trade be
gan, but certain of the New York firms
who are now the creditors of Hanauer & Lich
tenauer were, it is said, given to understand
that this debt had been liquidated. It now ap
pears that before making the assignment of
last Saturday flauauer & Lichtenauer confessed
udgment for 43,000 to the Cleveland house.
Mr. Mann, of the Cleveland house, is a broth
er-in-law of Mr. Hanauer. In view of this Mr.
Jerome Bernheimer (also a brother-in-law of
Mr. Hanauer) expressed the intention of going
at once to St. Paul, and, being well known to
the New York creditors, wasalthough he is
not a creditor himselfplaced on the commit
tee with Mr. Adolph Dessar, as above stated.
A MATTEli OF JUSTICE.
The Honorable Course Pursued by Mr. A.
S. I^lfelt Iiuing the Kecent Railroad
The Minneapolis Tribune is frantic over
the strides winch St. Paul is making, and
has consequently lallen to abusing the man
who owned the ground where the Sioux City
shops are to be located. After stating that
ho was offered $300 per acre, but asked $400,
and then raised to
Q500 when the contro-
versy came up between the railroads, the
It was exceedingly unkind of Elfelt to take
advantage of the intense mental strain pre
vailing at St. Paul on Wednesday, and exact
$10,000 dollars more for his forty "acres for the
ear shops than had previously been agreed up
on. Elielt is a St. Paul man, and ought to
have given 10,000 rather than have added
$10,000 to his did. But such is life.
It is due Mr. Elfelt to say that his course
throughout this entire controversy has been
most honorable and loyal to St. Paul. The
price which was agreed upon between Mr.
Elfelt and the citizens' committee was $500
per acre. This was satisfactory to the com
mittee, and was really a low price for the
property. After the price had been agreed
upon the controversy in question arose.
The Milwaukee & St. Paul company sent to
him to buy the right of way through the
property. He called npon the citizens' com
mitteefcoknow if they were ready to pur
chase. They were not, but on the contrary
released him from all obligation. Knowing
that he was released!" he met the Milwaukee
rttorney of the M. & St. P. company, and
upon declining to sell the right of way, was
asked what he would take for the whole. In
stead of attempting to take ad
vantage of the situation, he de
clined to fix any price, but on the
contrary, with the controversy still pending,
and every reason to believe he could secure
a large advance, he voluntarily renewed his
obligation to sell to St. Paul for^the original
price of $500. A day later the sale was con
There is not one man in a thousand who
would have pursued the course Mr. Elfelt
took, and he deserves hearty commendation
therefor. He refused to take the slightest
advantage of the contest, and though fully
closed the sale at the price agreed
npon before the controversy arose. There
are very few who would not at least have
used one party to bid against the other, but
Mr. Elfelt has resided in St. Paul for twenty
nine years, and he did not propose to prove
treacherous to the city which has been his
home the best years of his life.
A brick store has just been completed in
Bensona fine edificethe first and only
brick building in Benson.
The receipts of wheat at Willmar the pres
ent season amounts up to this time to 240,-
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TUE MILWAUKEE & ST.PAUL AND ST.
PAWL & SIO UX CITY CO'S. AGREE.
All Difficulties Happily AdjustedThe
Companies to Own an Undivided Interest
in the Right of WayThe Agreement to
be Duly Ratified in Writing To-3Iorrow
Arrangements for Pushing the Short
LineWhat Mr. Merrill Says.
It's all over. No more rumpus. No
bloodshed. All lovely. Shop3short line.
Short lineshops. Interchangeable. Mix
them either -way you like, it's all the same.
They both come to the surface smiling and
happy. Thus endetn the hostile railroad
campaign of a week.
To come down to business, it can be an
nounced that the warring railroad com
panies have buried the hatchetin each oth
er's heads. The conferences between Messrs.
Merrill and Gault for the Milwaukee & St.
Paul company and Messrs. Drake and Bish
op for the St. Paul & Sioux City roads were
resumed yesterday and brought to a har
monious conclusion. The details of the set
tlement are not made public, but it is under
stood that the companies have agreed to
harmonize on the plan of owning an undi
vided interest in tha right of way. The
Sioux City company demonstrated that they
had a joint claim to the north side of the
track, Jbut were willing to change the ba
sis to that of an undivided ownership, the
other division not seeming likely to be satis
factory to either party.
WHAT MB MEBKILL SAYS.
A GLOBE envoy met Mr. Merrill last even
ing and proceeded to search for informa
'What is the status of the controversy?"
was the query.
'Didn't I toil you it would be settled,"
was the reply. "We have harmonized all
"On what basis?"
"I can't tell you that. Some one el3e will
have to give you the details, but all contro
versy i3 settled, as I knew it would be."
"The injunction proceedings will then be
"Oh, yes, I suppose they will be stopped
"Now that the controversy is ended, when
will the short line bo built? Will the work
proceed at once?"
"Well, I cannot say as to that. We are
surveying anew line, which is two and a half
miles shorter tban the one we surveyed last
summpr, but the grade is not so favorable.
Our engineers are running the new line, and
when they get it finished we shall have pro
made and estimates of the cost of the
respective routes. These will be submitted
our board for their decision. The
shortest route will have a good deal of
rock work, which can be done in the
winter as well as any time, and if that route
is adopted work will be pushed right along.
If the other route is taken, a great deal will
be done with the steam shovel, and will have
to wait until spring. The shorter route has
a grade of seventy feet to the miler and we
are in doubt whether we cannot make as
good time on the other line, which is an ea
"I suppose you understand the people of
St. Paul are anxious to have this new line
"Oh, yes, and they will have it. Our di
rectors intend to push it right along."
"Now lhat the union depot has been
agreed upon, what mil you do with your de
pot grounds at the foot of Jackson street?"
"I do not know as this matter has only
come to a conclusion to-day, we have not
given that matter much thought. We shall,
however, probably use that for a small
freight depot. The location is excellent for
that. When these matters are all settled I
shall come up here and see just what St.
Paul wants in freight facilities."
"When do you leave the city, Mr. Mer-
"I expect to go to-morrow evening,"
The envoy having no further questions to
ask, bade Mr. Merrill good evening.
Gen. JBiahojp'tt Statement.
Gen. Bishop, of the Sioux City company,
was also called upon last evening for infor
"What is the basis of the settlement?"
was the conundrum launched by the search
er for news.
I am hardly prepared to give details, but
we have come to an agreement and the
papers are being diawn up to be signed on
"Will you nse the tracks jointly?"
"That will probably be the arrangement.
Our company claims to own the north side
of the track, but we are not at all anxious
to have the matter settled on that basis.
Expeiience shows that we are as likely
to want the south side as the north.
The Milwaukee folks concede our position,
though they had overlooked some of the de
tails, but it is satisfactory to both parties to
own the right of way jointly."
"Will this adjustment prevent any other
road from coming in over that route
"Oh, no. If we want to build to Minne
apolis, or if the Minneapolis & St. Louis
want to build down here, there will be no
trouble. Half a dozen roads can come in if
Gen. Bishop spoke very kindly of the Mil
waukee company, and evidently considers
that all is well.
Those elegant photographs at Bingham &
McWilliams' are attracting a large trade. Our
new porcelain photograph is the finest picture
made in the city. It combines the rare delicacy
and beauty of the porcelain picture with the
cheapness of the ordinary photograph. Our
liberal offer for the thirty days ending January
10th, giving each sitter ordering half dozen
photographs half dozen extra, makes our terms
so astonishingly low that every one can afford
pictures. As we are sending this work out as
an advertisement, it is needless to say it will
be finished in our best manner. We offer the
finest line of photographic and motto frames in
the marketall new styles of goods and at the
lowest prices ever made in the city. Remem
ber that we are also sole agents for the Hazel
ton Bros, and Ernest Gabler pianos. Having
formerly handled the well known Mathushek
pianos, we offer our remaing stock, embracing
all styles, at cost, to close out and make room
for our other goods. This is a rare opportunity
for any one wanting a piano, and we request
such parties to call upon us before buying.
Remember the place, 76 Wabashaw street,
Clarendon House block.
Among the recent comers to St. Paul is Capt.
Dewey, who has opened a military academy in
the Davidson Mansion, Dayton Bluff. Capt,
Dewey, located his academy at Minneapolis
some two years ago, naming it after the city.
He soon found that such an institution re
quired a larger field, and he removed to St.
Paul and gave his institution the name of
"The Minnesota Military Academy." The
course of the academy is similar to that at
West Point, the students being required to
dress in cadet grey and to conform to the mili
tary regulations of that great military school.
The Minnesota academy now has some twenty
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WMIpMIMgMIM III ill &w T/, A
A' FAMILY WHO KILL.
A Horrible Family Tragedy in the Slums
[Chicago Times, Dec. II.]
The Cannons came of a family in whose
veins there gurgles nothing but bad and
mischievous blood. They live on the North
Side, at No. 87 East Erie street, in a. dingy
and villainous looking building, which is
numerously inhabited by rata, lice, dirty
children, and a crowd of tenants who blear
at a respectable looking person suspiciously.
The missionary has never put his feet across
the threshold of that place, or if he has the
bedlam within drove him aVay. The Can
non family consisted of the mother, whose
age is st the half-century mark John,
the elder son, aged 31 years,
and Tom, whose age is 19.
They all drink, ut the most of the swilling
has been done by John and his mother. The
result of a feud between these two on yester
day morning at 6 o'clock is an awful warn
ing, and is an strong an instance of the total
depravity which shadows ignorance and in
temperance as was ever traced upon the
criminal page. John had been out all night,
spreeing wherever he could deadbeat a drink
or bully it. He was traced along Chicago
avenue, on Kinzie street, ard about a half
hour before he struck his mother he was
seen reeling like a storm-tossed vessel toward
the hovel which had nothing in it to signify
home, but which, nevertheless, was the only
haven he had when everybody else had
kicked him out. He staggered in. In a half
hour after a woman screamed. Her younger
son, Tom, awoke and came into her
room. On the lefjt side of her neck were
three long gashes, from each of which the
life-blood was spurting, causing her to pre
sent a horrifying picture. Tom alarmed a
neighbor, who went for physicians. He told
them his mother had attempted to commit
suicide. But the old woman raised her
skeleton hand, and from her bloody throat'
there gurgled a denial of Tom's lie. Then
Tom said he had heard his mother and John
in an angry dispute, but he couhi not or
would not tell the nature of it. A Times re
porter questioned the gray-haired old wo
man, but, with some maternal instinct still
left in her, she, too, denied the cause, and
only gave John away by saying: "Oh, John,
why did you do this?"
The gashes were stitchei, and the old
form, marked by dissipation and care, and
perhaps trouble, laid back upon a black and
uninviting place of rest, while Tom sat be
side her with his hands folded, his eyes fixed,
and a strange and incomprehensible expres
sion upon his hardy face. John left
as soon as he had done his inhuman job. He
was 3een to cross the Chicago avenue bridge
about 6:30 o'clock A. M., going west.
He is not a stranger to the dark things of
life. His associations were such as drifted
into crime and seethed and fretted for
trouble. He was a companion of Mike Mad
den, the thug. He was with Madden last
July when they both assaulted and cut, al
most to death, William Barnth. a saloon
keeper, on the corner of Illinois and Wells
streets. Officer Bowen afterward attempted
to arrest Madden, and only overpowered
the assassin and thug by put
ting a death-shot into his heart.
John Cannon was arrested twelve years ago
and sent to Joliet for a burglary. He came
out after serving his time sad has worked
along the docks as a wheelal, for a liveli
hood, when not engaged in slugging and
holding up peaceable and inoffensive citi
zens. Last summer he fell from a "run" in
a coal yard and broke bis leg and still ge3
on crutches. His brother Billy, now dead,
led him in the crooked way. He was a thief
and a slugger. He waa arrested for a bur
glary, sent down, fell into consumption
and died in a convict's suit. Tom is said
to be the only one of the triVa jvho affects
honesty probably because lie has be
come ashamed of the carnival of dissipation
and hell 'which seems to pervade the place
they haM for a home. John has a girl 1-iving
on Halswd street near the viaduct, who is
his companion at "shindigs" and in dissipa
tion. It is supposed that she is secreting
him somewhere. Capt. Gund and his lieu
tenants are upon his track. They say the
family is notoriously dissipated and exceed
ingly quarrelsome, the pests of the neighbor
hood in which they live. The physicians
say the mother cannot live.
A Horrible Case of Infanticide Near Har
[Mt. Vernon Special to Cincinnati Enquirer.1
Two homicides, an attempted rape, and
three or four minor offenses ought to be suf
ficient to place upon the crime calendar of
Rockcastle county, in one month. But these
crimes were not sufficient, it appears, and
they fade into insignificance when you hear
the details of an atrocity which occurred in
this county last week, and which almost sur
Suaan Randall is an unmarried white
woman about 26 years old, who has been for
the past year living in the employ of an old
farmer named Wm. Lowrie, on Skagg3'
creek, in this county. Susan has, during all
this time, been receiving the attentions of a
man named Monk, who lives in the neigh
borhood. She has been an industrious ser
vant, however, and prudent so far as appear
ances went. No one suspected that she was
enciente until about a week ago, when old
Mrs. Lowrie became suspicious that Susan
was soon to become a mother. She said
nothing about it, however, to anyone except
Susan, who indignantly denied that there
was a prospect for such an occasion.
Last Thursday evening Su?an left the
house and wfcen to the woods near by,
whence she returned in a little while with
an arm full of wood. After she had been at
the house a short time she complained of
being sick and faint, and was presently in
duced to lie down. Mrs. Lowrie suspected
that something had happened, and she dis
patched her husband to the woods. After a
short search he discovered a new-born, male
infant, finely developed, covered with leaves
and rocks, its head smashed to a jelly, and
its throat torn and bleeding. Strange to
say the child was still living. He
carried it to the house, washed and
dressed it. The little creature
lived in great suffering till the next morn
ing, when it died. Just before itB death the
mother for the first time showed it any atten
tion. At her request it was given to her,
and she nursed it for a few moments after,
which she pushed it from her, and turned
away her face that she might not look upon
A coroner's inquest was held over the body
of the infant, and the verdict of the jury
was that it came to its death from violence
at the hands of its mother. She was placed
in custody, but in her present condition the
trial cannot take place.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 141 A. M.Indications
for lower Missouri valley. Warmer, clear, or
partly cloudy weather, southeasterly winds and
falling barometer. For the upper Mississippi
valley: Partly cloudy weather, cold north
westerly shifting to warmer southeasterly
winds with stationary or lower pressure. For
upper lake region: Partly cloudy weather, oc
casional light snow variable winds, mostly
studerts, and appears to be entering upon a northwesterly, and stationary or higher tem
successful career of usefulness. perature.
ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 15, 1878.
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.The Senate bill au
thorizing the issue of duplicates of registered
bonds stolen from the Manhattan Savings in
stitution of New York, was passed.
INDIAN APPEOPEIATION BILL.
Mr. Sparks, from the committee on appropri
ations, reported the Indian appropriation bill,
which was made the special order for Wednes
MrLTTAKT ACADEMY BILL.
Mr. Durham, from the same committee, re
ported the Military academy appropriation bill
with the Senate amendments, which, with
trivial exceptions, were non-concurred in.
KANSAS INDIAN BA1DEBS.
Mr. Phillips submitted a resolution reciting
the late Indian raids in Kansas and Nebraska
and the capture of the marauders, and calling
on the secretary of the interior for informa
tion as to why he had not surrendered the
guilty and responsible parties of such Indian
bands to the authorities of Kansas and Ne
WE3T VIRGINIA UNITED STATES COTJKTS,
Mr. Wilson introduced a bill for changing
the time for holding the district and circuit
courts of West Virginia. Passed.
Consideration was resumed of the bill for
distribution of the Geneva award. After dis
cussion, the bill was passed over without action
to come up again Tuesday next.
The Senate bill to regulate Presidential elec
tions was taken from the speaker's table and
referred to the committee on the subject. Ad
GENERAL CAPITAL NEWS.
APPBOPBIATION3 AGEEED UPON.
The committeee on appropriations, this
afternoon, heard Secretaries Thompson and
Evarts on the naval and consular and diplo
matic appropriation bills, and prepared bills
for the Senate Monday. The committee
amended the consular and diplomatic bills and
made it conform to the present law. The
naval appropriation bill will be reported with
TJie Hot Springs ThefU
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.Before the committee
investigating the omission of the Hot Springs
clause from last session's appropriation bill,
the solicitor of the treasury this morning tes
tified that Benson came to him and stated he
had sufficient evidence to convict Senator Con
over of complicity with the transaction and
desired a law clerk to go with him belore the
grand jury to have the Senator indicted. Stilson
Hutchins, publisher of the Post, testified that
Benson said he had traced the matter and could
convict Senator Conover, his clerk, Rice and
John Y. Poster. Witness did not publish the
story because he found Benson had deceived
Texas Pacific Railroad.
PBA7EB FOB BESTKAINT.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.A bill of complaint
against the Texas Pacific railroad company has
been filled in the District of Columbia supreme
court by Pierre Tayol and thirty-nine others,
all citizens of Prance except Mr. Hyde, of Ver
mont, in which, in behalf of themselves and of
oiher owners of the land grant bonds of the
Memphis, El Paso & Pacific railway, they pray
that the Texas & Pacific railway company be
restrained from the transfer or sale of its stock
or other property, and say they are interested
to the amount of abont 300,000, but have not
received any dividend or payment thereon.
Bonds Held for Security.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.The trewur now
holds $349,155,000 in United States bonds to
secure bank circulation, and $13,933,300 in
United States bonds to secure public deposits.
United States bonds deposited on
account of subscriptions to 4 per
cent, loan i
United States bonds deposited for
circulation for week ending to
United States bonds held for circu
lation withdrawn during week
ending to-day 1,205,000
National bank circulation, out
standing currency notes 322,046,095
Internal revenue receipts to-day
Receipts of national bank notes
for redemption for week ending
to-day compared with corres
ponding period last year, 1877...
1878 Receipts to-day
-J vnriM |fTT.H, 1
BUT ONE BRAXCH OF CONGRESS IN
Indian Appropriation Bill ReportedSen
ate Amendments to the Military Academy
Bill now Concurred inGeneva Award
Bill PassedFast Mail Service Provided
forBonds Held for SecurityMiscella
THE FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS.
House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.The House commit
tee on appropriations to-day agreed to recom
mend an appropriation of $450,000 for ex
penses of the fa3t mail service. The commit
tees also completed the Indian appropriation
bill. It appropriated $4,710,000, $57 less than
the existing law. Judge Durham was author
ized to report an amendment .to the Senate
bill providing for the purchase by government
of the Freedman's bank and appropriating for
the purpose $275,000. The amendment re
duces the sum to $155,000. The committee de
cided to recommend non-concurrence in Senate
amendments to the military academy bill.
Miscellaneous. CUST03LS DUTIES.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14.A committee of the
New York chamber of commerce, with counsel,
was to-day before the committee of ways and
means, and advocated the bill introduced last
session giving merchants the same rights
claimed by the government as refeards subse
quent adjustments and corrections of errors in
the composition and collections of custom
duties. The bill provides that duties wrong
fully or erroneously collected shall be recover
able by the importer any time within ten years.
Representatives of the treasury department op
posed the measure and an animated discussion
followed. These officers will furnish the com
mittee with written opinions.
The secretary of the treasury has issued a
circular of instructions concerning the resump
tion of specie payments.
FOUB PE CENTS.
Subscriptions to 4 per cent, loan to-day
amounted to $275,550.
MeLaughlin Wins the Championship.
CHICAGO, Dec. 14.In the wrestling match
between J. H. McLaughlin, Detroit, ana John
McMahon, Rutland, Vt., for $1,000 aside and
the championship belt, which McMahon recent
ly won, McLaughlin took two of the falls, win
ning the match. Time, 21 minutes, 15 min
utes, 12 minutes.
Reduced Express Rates.
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.The express companies
doing business between this city and the West,
have agreed upon a new schednle of reduced
rates on -west bound freights, to take effect
January 1st. The new tariff for 100 pounds as
compared with the present rates to some of the
principal dries, are as follows: Chicago, new
rate, $2.50 present, $4 St. Louis, new rate,
$3 present, $5 Cincinnati, new rate, $2 pres
ent, $3.50 Columbus, new rate, $1.75 present.
$3 Terre Haute, new rate, 2.75 present,
CrNCTNNATi, Dec. 14.It is officially an
nounced that on Jan. 1 the Baltimore & Ohio
express rates to and from New York, Boston,
Philadelphia and other points reached by that
company, will be the same as those recently
made by the other companies.
THEIR FOWER UNBROKEN INPE3TX-
Two Noted Leaders of the Gang, Sentenced
t Hang, Reprieved by Gov. Hartranft
Suicide of Capt. Pennington at Hastings
North Carolina Negro Bulldozers Sent to
the PenitentiaryCriminal Notes.
SUICIDE AT HASTINGS.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
HASTINGS, Dec. 14.Capt. Thomas S. Pen
nington, formerly of the Ninety-fifth Ohio,
committed suicide at 1:30 p. M. to-day, by
shooting himself through the head with his re
volver. He had complained of being unwell,
and was coming to Mr. Finch's office this af
MOLLIS MAGUTBES BEPBIEVED.
HAEBISBUBG, Dec. 14.Gov. Hartranft to
day reprieved Melly Maguirea James MacDon
nell and Charles Sharp, sentenced to be execut
ed on the ISth at Mauch Chunk.
THEEE NEGUOES LYNCHED.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla Dec. 14.At Mt. Carrie a
short time ago four negroes tried to burn a
mill, and later beat the superintendent's wife,
and compelled her to give up $400. The nequested
groes were arrested, but the jail at Lake City,
where they were confined, burned down, and
they were lodged in the court house. A band
of masked men early this morning overpowered
the guard and took'the prisoners in front of
the Baptist ckurch and shot two dead and mor
tally wounded the third. The fourth escaped,
but surrendered to the authorities.
COLORED BOLLDOZEBS SENT CP
NOHFOLK, Va., Dec. 14.At Winton, Hart
ford county, N. C, Samuel Jacob and Elbert
Gotling, colored, have been sentenced to six
years in the penitentiary. They were convicted
of assault and battery with intent to kill Mar
cus Williams, colored, for voting for J. K.
Keates, a Democrat, for Congress.
NAsnviLLE, Tenn., Dec. 14.Maria Settle,
colored, yesterday morning was found dead in
her cabin, seven miles from Shelbyville. She
had been horribly murdered, it is supposed by
negroes, two or three of whem were arrested.
She is supposed to have possessed powers of
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 14.To-night the jury
in the case of Robert Drewry, who killed Uncle
Albert Gibsod, deputy United States marshal
in this city two years" ago, returned a verdict
of guilty. This was the third trial.
TEXAS DOUBLE EXECUTION'.
GALVESTON, Tex., Dec. 14.News' Bastrop
special: Prior Jones and Smith JackBon, col
ored, were executed to-day in the presence of
3,000 persons, principally negroes. Both firm
to the end. Both were dead in five minutes
from the drop.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14.United States De
tective Finnegas to-day arrested Wm. W.
Davis, confederate of the counterfeiter Mc
Donald, captured yesterday. The parties car
ried on the manufacture of spurious coin at a
house on Folsom street.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 14.Geo. W. Huntzin
ger, ex-president of the Philadelphia Coal
company, was discharged this morning from
the charge of misapplying moneys f the com
pany, but was immediately taken before a
magistrate upon the criminal charge of em
bezzling $82,000 belonging to the Philadelphia
Coal company in 1876 and 1877. He was held
in $15,000 bail.
BOGUS COMMISSION MEECHANTS.
BOSTON, Dec. 14 The Herald says there are
several gangs of bogus commission merchants
here under an organized leader who supplies all
the capital. They obtain consignments on
credit by means of circulars quoting high prices,
and dispose of the goods in New York at low
rates. More than a million dollars have been
realized, and as the law doe3 not reach them the
business still thrives.
THU WIVES OF WALKER.
A New Albany Glass-lilower Who Has
Seven Children in America and Two in
EnglandA Record of Divorce Badly
Robert Walker, a glass-blower employed at
the Star works, in New Albany, according to
the statement of his own daughter, is a much
married man. Miss Louisa Walker, aged six
teen years, came to New Albany in June last
from England, where she left her mother and
two sisters. Her object in coming was to live
with her father, whom she had -not seen since a
meie child. The girl had not been in New
Albany long before she found that her father
was living with another woman, and that he
had FIX children whom he called his own.mill.
Louisa lived with him a few weeks, and as his
wife made it very unpleasant for her, she con
cluded to leave, and so informed her relatives.
Her father declined to give up her clothing, and
she waa obliged to do the best she could in her
every-day dress. She found employment at
the Phoenix Hotel, and afterwards secured a
better place at the residence of Mr. Albert Trin
ler. Since she has been employed at the latter
place her father has made application to have
her weekly wages paid to him, and Mr. Trinler
holds one of the letters wherein Walker
acknowledges that he is the father of the girl,
and that he of right ought to have the money
she earns. It has been the object of the girl to
earn enough money to pay her way back to
England to join her mother. Louisa says her
mother does not know the condition of things,
but has been written to and will soon BPnd her
marriage certificate to this country, that her
truant husband may be punished. Walker says
that he was married to his present wife Bos
ton, Mass., and that he obtained a divorce from
his first wife in Boston in 1866. He does not
remember the name of the judgp who granted
the divorce, or on what ground he obtained it.
He does not deny that he had a wife in Eng
land, but says she has no claims on him now.
William Perkins, a nephew of Walker's, sub
stantiates the statements made by the girl, and
says Walker's first wife knows nothing of the
Noted Sire of Trotters Dead.
MANCHESTER. Dec. 14.The stallion Abdalkh
has died of cancer.
Recently, near the village of Blyth, Canada,
an elm was felled which measured eight feet in
diameter at the butt, and over six feet at sixty
feet from the root. The chopper took two hours
and a half to fell the monster.
Hon. Herschel V. Johnson, now a judge of
the superior court of Georgia, refused to ad
journ over Thanksgiving day, but compromised
by having the court opened on that morning
with religious services.
A thousand men are from the Concho to the
Red river in Texas hunting buffalo. It is
claimed that this little army has been of, great
advantage to the State in driving back the In
dians and allowing the tide of white emigration
to follow close in their wake.
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MOO ME QUEEN MOTHER.
DEATH OF THE GRAND DUCHESS OF"
Demonstrations of Respect and Sorrow in
the Royal Borough of LondonFailure of
a Large London Stock Operator-Govern*
mental Reform Inaugurated in Russia-^
The Occupation Expense Voted by the
DEATH OF PRINCESS ALICE.
DABMSTADT, Dec. 14.The Grand Duchess o
Hesse Darmstadt, Princess Alice of England,
died at 7:30 this morning of diphtheriaT The
grand duchess was the third child and second
^^ter of Queen Victoria. She was born
April 2oth, 1843 Her father, the late nrince,
died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1861. The princeS
was a state of unconsciousness from 2-30 A
M. to the time of her d*ath,
GBTEF OF THE QUEEN MOTHER.
LONDON, 6 P. M., Dec. 14.-The blinds are
down at Buckingham palace and at St. James
palace and at Marlborough house in conse
ouence of the death of Princess Alice. Dean
Stan ey left Lonaon last evening to spend tho
anniversary of the Prmce Consort's death at
Windsor, and remains there, though the mem
orial service was not held. The Prince and
Princess of Wales, Prince Leopold and Prin
cess 13eatrice arc also here with the Queen. All
her majesty's ministers and members of the
government have sent expressions of their
sympathy vith her majesty. Her majesty,
though greatly grieved, is not ill. Theflairat
Windsor castle is at half mast. The bells at
the Royal chapel and Eaton college are tolling
and nearly all houses, publi3 and private, in
the royal borough are closed.
In consequence of the death of the Grand
Duchess of HesBe, Lord Beaconsfield has re
postponement of the presentation,
fixed for to-day, of an address and casket from
^nglish residents on the Pacific coast of the
TESTIMONIALS OF BE8PECT.
OTTAWA, Dec. 14.Flags are everywhere at
half mast, as a mark of respect to the memory
of Princess Alice.
OOVEBNMENT OF CYPBESS.
LONDON, Dec. 14.In the house of commonB
last night tho under secretary of foreign affairs
said the question had been put by a foreign
government respecting judicial arrangements
in Cyprus. It is understood this refers to a
question by the United States owing to the ar
rest of Major Di Cesnola for makmsr excava
MADRID, Dec. 15.The minister of colonies
has introduced a bill in the chamber author
izing the government to issue Cuban bonds,
and cancelling the contract for 125,COO,000
pesetos concluded between the Hispano colo
nial bank and the treasury.
RUSSIAN GOVEBNMENT REFORMS.
PAKIS, Dec. 14.Newspapeis report that
Count Hchovaloff's accession to tho ministry of
the interior will inaugurate a regime which
shall give effect to the constitution the'czar
instructed the count to draw up while at
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 14.It is said the czar
proposes to appoint a collectively responsible
LONDON, Dec. 14.Jonathan Nield, manag
ing partner in the private bank of J. & J. Fen
ton & Sons, Rockfield, has suspended. In No
vember he lost S3,000,OOO of the bank's money
by speculating on tho stock exchange.
BERLIN, Dec. 14.It is proposed to transfer
the control of German railways from the State
to the Imperial government, in Prussia at
PESTH, Dec. 14.After three days' ptormy de
bates, wherein the opposition severely criti
cised the policy of the government, the Hun
garian delegation voted by a large majority
20^009,000 florins for occupation expenBC3 of
COPENHAGEN, Dec. Tfae marriage of Prin
cess Thyra to the Duke of Cumberland has
been postponed until after the funeral of Prin
FRANCE AND GREECE.
VERSAILLES, Dec. 14.In the chamber of
deputies to-day, Count De Goutant Biron ques
tioned the government respecting the treaty
of Berlin. The minister of foreign affairs de
fended his conduct at the congress where he
avoided compromising French neutrality or en
tering upon any binding engagements. He had
supported Greece because that was the tradi
tional policy of France. There would be united
action of Europe in behalt of Greece on the
initiative being taken by France.
THROUGH TH E ICE.
Sad Drowning in Lake PepinSerious
Printing Office Fire in ClevelandOther
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
LAKE CITY, Dec. 14.While skating on the
lake together last night, Porter, son of A.T.
Guern?ey, aged about 15 years, and Florence,
daughter of Rev. S. Wykoff, aged about 16
years, were drowned in the lake near Harding's'
Their absence from home at the usual
hour in the evening caused a search to be
made, which was vigoronsJy continued until
this morning, when their bodies were recov
PRINTING OFFICE FEKE AT CLEVELAND.
CLEVELAND, Dec. 14.At an early hour this
morning Short & Foreman's extensive job
printing and stationery establishment was
badly damaged by fire. This establishment is
one of the largest of the kind in the West. The
loss, which is very large, is fully covered by
insurance. The firm expects to
have their presses and machinery
rnnning again at an eaily day. The
loss on stock, probably total, which is 530,000,
as close as it is possible to estimate. Loss on
machinery, building, etc., 20,000 making
the total loss about $50,000, insured as fol
lows: Hanover, N. Y., $1,400 Detroit Fire &
Marine, Detroit, $2,500 Germania, Cincinnati,
$3,300 Meriden, Conu., $3,000 National, New
York, $2,000 Royal Liverpool, ?5,000 Guard
ian, Liverpool, $5,000 Manufacturers, N. J.,
$3,000 Underwriters association, $4,900 Ham
burg, Bremen, 82,500 American, Philadelphia,
$2,500 Queen, $4,500 National, Hartford
$2,500 Franklin, Columbus, 1,000 Boston
Underwriters, 81,600 Mercantile, Cleveland.
81,600 Atlantic, N. Y 81,600 Imperial &
Northern London, 82,000 Revere, Boston
82,000 Phoenix, New York, 82,000 Rhode
Island association, 84,100 Fanenil Hall
This popular place of amusement uUy BOS
tained its character during last week. Espec
ially last night the house was crowded. An
excellent programme of specialties is presented.
The Hudson Brothers have made a decided hit
both as terpsecorean artists and eccentric
commedians. Miss Emily Reid is meeting with
universal favor. She is both graceful and a
charming cantatrice. Miss LiUie Florentine
retains her hold on the favor of the large
audiences. Miss Mitchell, serio-comic song
stress, a late addition to the troupe, has been
received with approval. Throughout each artist
does his best, and in no sense other than good,
and is rewarded with the appreciative plaudits
of the patrons. Next week new attractions
will be added to the present strong company.
Under Mr. Conley's management hia ''Varieties"
have assumed the character o first-clasa