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Mftynimmyiwyuw'Ba i i"m "'l^w m '''^W^lw^ffll^H^m
has tried 2,395 cases, applicaf to the various
forma of preccdurc as follows
Civil cases 0
Oat of the 1,705 criminal cases above men
tioned, the charges under which the arrests
were made and the caseB tried may be assigned
to the several offenses as follows:
Disorderly conduct, relative per centage 35
Assault and battery,
Nuisances and other misdemeanors, relative
per centage i
According to the amount of fines collected
the heaviest month's business was transacted
in November, when $751 fines were paid to the
oourfc, and the smallest number of cases were
disposed of in XIJ.V, when the tinea only
amounted to $231 51. The total criminal col
lections amounted t- $G,350, over half of which,
or 13,883, was collected from keepers of houses
of ill fame. The revenue from the trial of civil
ca^CB amounted to $834.10.
During the past year tho district court has
transacted an unusuahy large amount of busi
ness. The yeai hai been an active one in this
department of iudicial prnceediue, and a
grouping of figuics has resulted in the follow
Civil cases 97
Otherwise disposed of 4J
Criminal cases "3
Civil cases 10J
Number tried 41
Otherwise disposed of 64
Criminal cases 20
Civil cases "61
Number tried 87
Otherwise disposed of 74
Criminal case-. 64
The expeuse i carrjing on the district court
for the past ca has been as follows:
Audited claims 6,148 70
Court orders 230 00
Court bailiffs 923 00
Jury certifacitei 4,559 58
Total $11,861 28
Daring the ist year this court has issued 434
marriage licenses, and bag naturalized 161 citi
In the number oL wills admitted to probate,
the number ol estates acted upon and the vast
amount o property over which the court has
had jurisdiction, the business of the past jear
has been exceptionally large in volume and im
portant as to the value of the estates adjudi
cated upon. The tollowing table embodies a
complete statement of the business transacted
No. of wills admitted to probate 31
No. of guardian*, appointed 2G
No. of estates ad ministered upon 42
No. of insane persons admitted to St. Peter 25
No. of insane per-,.m discharged 0
No. of estates set tit 11
No. old estates settled 42
No. hearings ou claims 90
No. hearings pntitionp, etc QCS
Hie Jlail Service.
Unfortunately, Dr. Da,y has bean unable to
compile the statistics regarding tho work per
formed in tho postoffice. This 13 owing* to the
fact that the money order business, etc., can
not bo reckoned up until the la^fc day of the
month, and again the business ha3 assumed
during the year in all departments sueli mam
moth proportions it will occupy the cleric.il
force several dajs to figure up the estimates.
The declaration is made in advance of Dr.
Day's report that the business of the post-office
has almost doubled during 1879.
The following facts and figures regarding
the railway mail service have been fur
nished by Mr. Ed. S. Bean, chief clerk.
During the past year there has been an ex
tension of railway mail service on the railroad3
centering in this city of 404 miles, divided
among the following corporations as follows:
CniCAOO, MILWAUKEE A, ST. TATJIj KAILBOAD.
Minnesota Midland division 59
Hastings & Dakota division, Montevideo
to Ortonville 46
Iowa & Dakota division, Sheldon, la., to
Canton, D. 51
ST. IAU A SIOUX CITV RAIIROAD.
Blue Earth City branch 34
Black Hills branch 44
Rock Valley branch 31
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA KAILItOAD.
Jackson, Minn., to Flandrau, D. OS
Clayton to Cumberland 16^
ST. PAUL, MINNEAPOLIS & MANITOBA RAILROAD.
Fishers Landing to Grand Forks, 14
Melrose to Alexandria 33
Alexandria to Barnesville 65
Miles of railroad contiguous to this city
over which I have charge 3,744
Number of agnts under my charge 5S
On most of the railroads leading out of this
city officers on the lines of the roads are sup
plied with double mail serviceone service by
route agents and the other by closed pouches
from St. Paul office. It can safely be said
that in no part of the United States are the
people better supplied with mail facilities
than in this city or State, superintended as
they are by Mr. Bean.
The volume of mail matter has doubled
within tho past year, owing to the immense
immigration to this State and Dakota, and
the "business boom."
The collections at the internal revenue
office for the year 1879 show a large increase
over 1878. On all accounts the collections
in total foot up as follows:
Beer $ 79,531 84
Cigars and tobacco 44,216 66
Spiritstamps 27,617 00
Special tax 60,355 84
Miscellaneous 12,205 37
Total 223,976 71
Total for 1S7S 190,036 71
Excess for 1879 $ 23,940 00
Indicative of two industries in this, the
Second Internal revenue district,Wm. Bickel,
collector, there were 79,581 barrels of beer
sold, and estimating that of this amount
was shipped and kept in store, there were
19,895 barrels shipped, etc., making a total
of 99,47G barrels manufactured
daring the year. During the same
period 7,367,700 cigars were sold, and estim
ating in store unsold at 1,841,925, we
have 9,209,G25 cigars manufactured in
city during the last year.
All the above work has been conducted
nnder tho supervision of collector Wm.
Bickel, assisted by Messrs. Yictor Berggren,
C. P.Barnard, Thomas "Wilson, deputies
in St. Paul Charley Clark, and Valentine G.
Hush, deputies in Minneapolis G. W. Bene
dict, deputy in Sauk Rapids W. Bickel,
clerk in St. Paul, and Louis Demenles, R.
Sonoenemann, gangers, and I. Wright,
and Charles Passavaut, storekeepers in St.John
The Stock Trade.
The business at the several local yards the
past year includes the transfer of about 8,000
head of cattle and from 6,000 to 7.CO0 head of
horses. This embraces only the rail and steam
boat business, and does not include the stock
sold here by drovers and driven in to market.
The new stock yard now being prepared -will
revolutionize this business in 1889.
There is no better indication of the busi
ness of a oity than its banking capital, and
in this respect St. Paul stands pre-eminent,
as the following record will show:
First National Bank.
This bank is one of the solid institutions of
Minnesota. It was organized Jan. 1st, 1S64,
with J. E. Thompson as president and Horace
Thompson as vice president. H. P. Upham,
the present cashier, was teller, and Chas. Shef
Ier assistant cashier. The capital -was origi
nally $250,000. It was soon increased
to $500,000, then to $600,000, and
finally a million, with $250,000 sur
plus, making a grand total of $1,250,OOO^pr
$25,000 more than the capital of all
of the Milwaukee banks combined. In 1873
the City bank was consolidated with the First
National and Horace Thompson chosen presi
dent, L. E. Reed vice president, and H. P.
Upham cashier. Their last statement shows
$4,105,172.68 resources, with $2,475,238.69 de
This bank was organized in August, 1872,
with $250,000, which has since been increased
to $500,000, with $50,000 surplus. Their last
statement shows $2,179,371.50 resources, and
$850,000 deposits. It is officered by M. Auer
bach, president Walter Mann, vice president
W. R. Merriam, cashier.
The Second National.
This bank haB at its head that sturdy finan
cier E. S. Edgerton. He came to St. Paul in
1S53, and in 1S54 engaged in banking. He is
the only banker in the State who was in busi
ness when he came here and who has remained
business continuously without a financial
reverse. The Second National has a capital ot.
$200,000, with a surplus of $110,000, and the
majority of the stock is owned by
Mr. Edgerton. It is stated that
stock in this bank pays a
higher dividend than any other buik in the
State, and that none of it is for sale. Mr.
Edgert has an able lieutenant in Vice Presi
dent A. S. Cowley. Their statement shows
Sl.lSS.lOG.^ resources, and $712,492.90 de
This bank is incorporated under the State
law. Has acapital of $200,000,with $55,000 sur
plus. Its statement shows $898,282.79 resources
and $000,000 deposits. Ferdinand Williusas
president, and Gustav Wiliius as cashier.are the
controlling Bpirits. The bank has just erected
a splendid building on Third street, at a cost
of $30,000. It contains a safety deposit vault,
the only one in the State.
JTiaifson. C Co.
This is a private hank, but is one of the
solid institutions of the city. The owners are
Messrs. Wm. Dawson, Robert A. Smith and
Albert Scheffer, and their individual responsi
bility aggregates $050,000.
This bank has John Farrington at its head.
It is a State bank with $50,000 capital and
$8,000 suiplus. It is an eminently sound in
The Minnesota Savings Bank has John S.
Prince for president and H. Sahlgaard for cash
ier. It han $25,000 capital.
First National $1,250,000
Merchants National 550,000
Second National 310,000
Dawson & Co 75,000
Farmers & Mechanics 58,000
Savings bank 25,000
Average daily deposits over $5,000,000, and
over $45,000,000 of exchange sold.
Among the many improvements intro
duced in the city during the past year, one of
the most important has been the establish
ing of an exchange by the Northwestern
The company opened an exchange and
made their first telephonic connection
on March 3d, since which time the
importance of the enterprise has
been so appreciated by the business men
and citizens that the exchange now has 215
subscribers in various parts of the city, be
side two line3 connecting with the exchange
at Minneapolis. Some idea of the extent of
the business done by telephone can be imag
ined when it is known that the average num
ber of connections made each day is 600.
The exchange is under the able manage*
IDen of Charles Jones and a corps of as
The Oas Company.
The St. Paul Gas company was organized in
1S56, and from a comparatively small begin
ning the business of the company has grown to
its present proportions.
The company has laid and now operates
over twenty miles of gas mains. To generate
tho annual consumption of gas, which amounts
to 25,000,000 feet, they consume over 3,500 tons
of coal and employ a force of from twenty-five
to forty men, according to the season.
The company is in a highly flourishing
condition and is under the management of the
following well known citizens: H. H. Sibley,
president N- W. Kittson, vice president A.
J. Goodrich, secretary and treasurer.
This court held a session yesterday as per
adjournment, and the following business was
Or. F. Unland, assignee of John Grinefc, re
spondent, vs. W. W. Holcomb, appellant, and
David E. Pond, respondent, vs. W. W. Hol
comb and E. W. Holcomb, appellants. Mo
tion to correct title denied.
The case of Chas. R. Mims, defaulting treas
urer of McLeod connty, plaintiff in error vs.
the State of Minnesota, defendant in error,
was argued for the plaintiff by Hon. C, K.'
Davis, for the State by Attorney General Wil
son, and taken under advisement.
Adjonrned to Saturday the 3d.
[Before Judge O'Gorman.J
In the matter of the estate of Bridget Pan
deceased. Daniel Mullen appointed ad
ministrator and ordered to give bonds in the
sum of $200.
In the matter of the estate of William Core
wall, deceased. Petition filed for license to
sell real estate at private sale. Hearing Feb
ruary 16th, 1880, at 10 A. M
Before Judge Flint.!
The City vs. Wm. Sullivan, John Morrison,
Robert Burns, John McAvoy, John Harris and
Rice vagrancy. Given twelve hours in
which to leave the city.
The City vs. Alfred Pleiss assault and bat
tery. Continued until to-morrow morning at
9 o'clock. The argument for a rehearing in* the case
of Chas. R. Mims, defaulting treasurer of
McLeod county, now in the penitentiary, was
had before the supreme court yesterday, Hon.
C. K. Davis appearing for the plaintiff,
and attorney general Wilson for the State.
After argument the case was taken nnder
advisement by the court.
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Official Paper of the Oltjr dc County
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BY H. P. HAIX.
ICO. IT WAJABHAW 8TBEBT. ST. PAOL,
Terms *r Subscription for the Dally Globe.
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THB TTEliKIVS GLOBE.
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*onble the size of the Sally. It Is Just the paper foi
AM fireside, containing In addition to an the cams!
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UT. PAUL, WEDNESDAY. DEC. 31, 1879.
THE "GLOBE" FOR 1880.
Special Terms OfferedA Bite Opportu
nity to Secure* Live Newspaper.
The St. Paul DAILV GLOBE for 1880 will con-
tinue to be alive and vigorous newspaper. It
will contain all of the current news of the
world gathered by telegraph, and in local mat
ters will continue unsurpassed and will remain
as heretofore, a special exponent of St. Paul
enterprise and advancement. The year
1880 bids fair to be one of the most
exciting since the close of the war. While the
GLOBE will have its own well known views and
will not fail to express them, it will aim to be
a fair newspaper and worthy of support v.ule
pendent of political considerations. As an
additional inducement for all to subscribe we
make the following
Special Offer to Those Subscribing Before
February 1st, 1880:
By mail, six issues per week, one year for $6.00
six months fox- 3 H5
Any one sending ten names at
one time and FIFTY DOLLARS will receive
therefor ten subscriptions for one year to the
Daily GLOBE. The party sending this
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ey together each one can obtain a daily paper
for one year for five dollars.
The Sunday edition will be added on eiiher
offer above at sixty cents for six months, or
one dollar per year. All papers sent postage
TO CITY. 8UBSCBIBEBS.
In the city seven papers per week are deliv
ered by carrier, the Sunday issue being a double
sheet. Those who will pay a year in advance
prior to Feb. 1st, 1880, will receive the GLOBE
in the city for one year for $7.
To obtain these special rates the subscription
must he made prior to Feb. 1st, 1890.
The regular rates of subscription are for
seven issues per week (by carrier) $S.40 per
year, or for six issues (by mail) $7.20 per year.
EXTRA COPIES OF THE GLOBE.
The GLOBE of this morning should be
widely circulated. Our advance orders are
already largo, but that we may be able to fully
snpply the demand we havo stereotyped onr
review of St. Paul, and can supply any num-
ber of extra copies at $C per 100 copies. It
is emphatically a St. Paul paper, and our
citizens can mail it abroad without advertis-
ing any other city at the same time. This is
an advantage that should be appreciated.
UT three of the eight members of the
Maine retaining board were Democrats.
Why don't the Republicans vent their indig
nation on their wn party friends, just for a
IT is now definitely settled that Senator
Edmunds will go on the supreme bench in
place of Justice Hunt, who is soon to retire
on account of ill health. Mr. Hayes proposes
to leave as few vacancies as possible in life
positions for the next Democratic President
IT is said that Thurman's hopes for the
Presidential nomination on the Democratic
ticket hinge upon the nomination of Grant
bythe Republicans. Such a contingency, ho
thinks, will make it necessary for the party
to carry Ohio, and he fancies that he is the
only man who can carry that State over
Grant. Drowning men are popularly sup
posed to catch at straws, and this is probably
no exception to the rule.
CONGBESSMAN MOMAHON, of Ohio, declares
that if Grant is nominated for a third term,
Ohio will no longer be a doubtful State, but
will certainly wheel into the Democratic
ranks. There is good reason for Mr. Mo
Mahon's prediction, for a large proportion of
the voters of that State are Germans who are
unalterably opposed to Grant in any shape
or manner, especially when he comes as the
representative of a strong government. Ger
mans know enough of the beauties of strong
in their own country, and do not
wish it revived here where they have come
to enjoy the benefits of freedom.
THE: effort of a lot of politicians to crowd
Judge Drummond off the bench has come
to naught, as that gentleman declares his
intention of sticking to his desk aa long as
he is mentally and physically able to dis
charge the duties of his office, even though
he is entitled to retire at nil pay. Tho bench
is more honored by Judge Drammond's
presence npon it than is he by his occu
pancy of it. N abler or more impartial
jurist 'wears tho ermine, and onr judiciary
will suffer when he is compelled to retire.
HE Republicans denounce as an outrage
the throwing out of votes where the names
of candidates ware incorrectly printed or
written as to initials, etc. If it is an outrage,
the Democratic returning board of New York
was guilty of a like crime by which the
Democratic candidate for lieutenant gover
nor of that State was defrauded of his office.
A large number of ballots were cast for
Clarhson. SI. Potter, but they -were not
counted for Clarkson N. Potter, for whom
the electors manifestly wished to vote,
though if so counted they would have elect
ed him. The returning board in New York
obeyed the law even at the cost of the defeat
of a candidate whom they desired to have
elected. The returning board in Maine did
precisely the same thing, although the result
happened to be different. The law was
obeyed in both, instances, and no one has a
right to complain.
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THE ST. PAUL DAILY, &LOBEJ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1879.
OUR ANNUAL REVIEW.
The GLOBE this morning is a mammoth
sheet in more respects than one. It is
mammoth in its proportions, mammoth in
its intelligence, mammoth in its description
of our railroads, mammoth in its review of the
wholesale trade, mammoth in its report of the
buildings erected in 1679 in faet, it is the
application of the entire GLOBE to St. Paul.
It shows a railroad development which has
involved an expenditure of over five million
dollars in 1879 to extend the trade of St.
It shows a wholesale trade of $5,400,000
in groceries $6,450,000 in dry goods
$1,600,000 in boots and shoes $1,500,000
in drugs $1,175,000 in liquors, and a grand
total of over $35,000,000 in sales.
It shows that the city has handled nearly
twenty million bushels of grain.
It shows that the buildings, street and rail-
road improvements within the corporate
limits aggregate two million, one hnndred
fifty-six thousand, two hundred and eeventy-
It shows that we have enjoyed amuse-
ments two hundred nights, and paid therefor
It shows that twelve hotels entertained
143,481 guests during the year and thirty-
eight minor houses were not reported. It
shows that the city can accommodate ten
thousand strangers with comfortable quar-
It shows that one bank in t. Paul has
more capital than all the banks in Milwaukee
combined, and that the aggregate bank cap-
ital of St. Paul is $2,523,000, while the daily
deposits are over five millions,with $45,000,-
000 of exchange sold during 1879.
It shows a multitude of things which we
cannot recapitulate It shows that St. Paul
is a great city, and that the GLOBE, which
presents this picture, is not tho least of its
Without further ceremony the GLOBE
closes the old year and to-morrow enters
upon the new, and also upon the third year
of its existence, with a "Happy New Year"
for ally not even excepting the excited popu-
lace in Maine.
It is reported from Washington political
circles that the friends of Senator Bayard
are er deavoring to start a vigorous "boom
in his behalf in Pennsylvania. A movement
to give him the delegation from that State
has been organized, and is backed by plenty
of money which, at the proper time, will be
placed where it will do the most good
Where the money comes from no one seems
to know. Mr. Bayard certainly does not
furnish it, for though a man of ample for
tune he has little to spare for such purposes
even if he had the disposition to squander it
for what even he must be compelled to admit
is a forlorn hope. Most probably it comes
from those who have something to gain
from his winning the Presidency. These
can only be the men who think his financial
views, if carried into effect, will be of bene
fit to them. And who are they? Manifestly
none but the money speculators of tbe Bast
who expect to reap a handsome harvest from
the demonetization of greenbacks and other
financial heresies of which he is the chief
We apprehend no serious trouble from
this movement. With the exception of the
delegation from his own Statea mere drop
in the bucketMr. Bayard cannot carry a
single State of the Union in the next con
vention. Pennsylvania contains two powers
at war with each other, which will control the
delegation of that State. Randall is an ar
dent supporter of Mr. Til len, and will try
his utmost to oarry the delegation for his
favorite. Senator Wallace, on the other
hand, is a strong supporter of Hancock, and
will do all in his power for him. It is highly
probable, and almost certain, that the dele
gation will be divided between these two
gentlemen, and that Bayard -will not even
get a smell. Tho money that is spent in the
vain effort of promoting his cause will be
simply thrown away.
But even presuming that Mr. Bayard can
secure the support of a few of the Eastern
States, hia chances of success would scarce
ly be improved. The East will be impotent
to enforce its desires as against the West.
West of the Alleghanies there is no sympa
thy with the financial views of Mr. Bayard,
and he could not get a corporal's guard to
favor his nomination, and scarcely a regi
ment to vote for him in caso he was nomi
nated. The "West is almost a nnit in favor
of maintaining the legal tender quality of
the greenback. If any change is to be made
in our currency system the West will insist
that the national banknotes, rather than tho
government notes, shall be retired.
The Presidential candidate of the Demo
cratic party must be acceptable to the West,
or he will be defeated. N one of those
mentioned in connection with the office is as
objectionable as Mr. Bayard. Even Mr.
Tilden, despite his many enemies, would
poll nearly the full strength of the party
vote. There are others, however, who would
do even more than this. It is useless to at
tempt to force Mr. Bayard upon the party,
for the party will not reoeive him.
ZAOH CHAiroiiEB is credited by a Republi
can journal with having stated a little before
his death that Washington was a man of in
ferior capacity and educationa very marti
net in mannerand that Lincoln was the
trickiest politician whom he ever knew. As
Cbanuler cannot deny the accusation we are
forced to remark that if he said what is im
puted to him he was even less of a judge of
character than we had given him credit with
Haverly's Genuine Georgia Minstrels Will
be Here on Friday and Saturday Nights
The Boston Globe says their late appear
ance in that oity:
Tbe audience at tbe Boston theatre last
evening, the opening of the season, wa$ suffi
ciently numerous to fill every seat in the house
even to standing room only, a fact that testifies
equally to the favor in which this theatre is
held by theatre goers, and to the faith which
they have in the quality of an entertainment
furnished by a Haverly company. The attrac
tion was Haverly's genuine colored minstrels,
an organization which has won many pleasant
opinions in other cities. It numbers some
forty artists, including ten end men, and a
score or more of anch artists as Sam Lncas,
Wallace King, Billy Kersands, Bob Mack and
the Bohee Brothers."
RECORD OFTHE YEAR.
A History of the Accidents and In
cidents of 1870.
Together with the Death Boll of the
THE VANISHED YEAH.
Another year from earth hath fled,
And reached the land unknown,
Whero -we'll re3om"sometime" onr dead,
And be no moie alone.
Another year, which wrote each deed
Upon life's deathless page
Again we vow the best to heed,
And more for good engage.
Ah! Savior dear, another year,
Tny patient spirit we
Implore, and trust to live more near
In purest love to Thee.
CHICAGO, 111. M. T.
1. Destructive storms along tho British,
French and Norwegian coasts. Disastrous
floods in Great Britain. Resumption of specie
payments by the United States Government.
23. Intensely cold weather throughout the
East and West, causing a total suspension of
4. Cork, Ireland, refuses to "receive" ex
President Grant Chicago Postoffice burned.
5. Unprecedented cold weather in the South
ern States Senatorial elections in Franco re
sult in a great victory for the Republicans.
7. Reassembling of Congress.
9. Slaughter of forty ciptive Cheyenne Indi
ans by tho military at Fort Robinson, Neb.
13. Colliery disaster in Wales sixty miners
killed Reno Court of Inquiry convenes at
14. Railway train precipitated into the river
Arda, in Turkey over SJO Russian soldiers
drowned. Big fire in Grand street, New York:
17. Another great fire in New York loss,
18. Decree in France pardoning 2,000 Com
20. Steamer Oberon lost on the coast of En
27. Five men killed at Bradford, Pa., by the
explosion of a locomotive boiier. A maniac at
Mortville, Me., kills three people, and is him
self shot dead.
29. Seven colored people killed by a tornado
at Iuka, Mias. Two men banged at Indianap
SI). Resignation by Marshal MacMahon of the
Presidency of France, and election of M.
Grevy. Five persons killed by a boiler explo
sion Woodford county, 111.
31. Alms-house at Louisville, Kv. burned
several inmates killed and burned to death.
M. Gambetta elected President of the French
Chambor of Deputies. John J. Ingalls elected
Senator from Kansas, and B. F. Jonas from
4. Alarm in Europe over the spread of the
plagne. and preparations to stay its progress.
5. The U. S. Senate adopted Senator Ed
munds'resolutions affirming the validity of the
later constitutional amendments.
8. Gov. Tilden testified as a witness before a
committee of Congress at New York, denying
any knowledge of the famous cipher tele
grams The Reno Court of Inquiry concludes
the taking of testimony at Chicago.
9. Definitive treaty of peace between Rusaia
and Turkey signed.
10. British troops defeated by natives in
South Africa. Senator Christipncy, of Mich
12. Six railroad laborers killed by an earth
slide at Kansas City, Mo.
14. O'Kelly, the last of the imprisoned Fe
nians, released by the British authorities.
15. Thelower house of Congress passes the
bill restricting Chinese immigration.
16. A family three persons burned to
death at Somerville, Me.
17. Turkey effects a $40,000,000 loan.
18. Russians begin the evacuation of Turkey.
Several persons killed by a railway accident
near Selma, Ala.
22. A boiler explosion at Stockton, CaL, kills
sixteen people and maims twenty-six others.
26. A bark wrecked at Corunna, Spain, and
thirty-five lives lost.
37. An avalaxche at Marburg, Austria, tills
28. A man named Lunsford and six of his
children burned to death at Carbon Hill, Ohio.
1. News of the death of Shere AM, Ameer of
2. The town of Reno, Neb., destroyed by fire
five people burned to death.
4 Adjoornment of Congress.
5. Nineteen persons killed by a coal-mine ex
plosion in England.
9. A family of five people burned to death
in their house at East St Louis, III.
10. News of the loss of fifty Gloucester
(Mass.) fishing boats, and the drowning of 150
12. A flood in the River Thesis, in Hungary,
overwhelms the city of Szegedin immense de
struction of life and property.
14. Mrs. Taylor and her two children drowned
in a pond at Niatio, Cfc. Archbishop Purcell
made an assignment for the benefit of his
15. A pilot boat sunk in the English Chan
nel, and her crew of eight persons drowned.
End of the six-days' pedestrian match for the
world's championship, at New York Eowell,
of England, the victor.
18. Congress meets in special session.
19. Many people killed by a series of ava
lanches in tho Austrian TyroL The Haytian
steamer Michael sunk by a collision in the
West Indies sixty people drowned.
20. B. C. Porter, a well-known actor, mur
dered at Marshall, Texas.
21. The French floating battery Artogante
lost in the Mediterranean, and forty-seven of
her crew drowned.
23. Discovery of a $100,000 defalcation by N.
P. Pratt, a savings-bank treasurer, at Reading,
25. Four people burned to death in a wharf
boat at Hickman, Ky.
26. Judge J. M. Elliott, of the Kentucky
Court of Appeals, murdered at Frankfort, Ky.,
by C6L Buford. News of a dreadful famine in
"Upper Egypt Violent earthquake in Persia,
by which many people are killed.
27. Judge Edwards, a leading lawyer of Al
bany, N. Y., commits suicide.
29. Five persons burned to death in a hotel
at Claremont, N. H. The European powers
agree upon the joint occupation of Ronmelia.
30. Two thousand Afghans defeated by a
force of British troops.
31. Five seamen drowned by tho upsetting of
a boat at Eastport, Me.
1. A body of French troops overtaken by a
snow-storm in Algeria, and many frozen to
death. Fifty British cavalrymen drowned
-while trying to cross a river in Afghanistan.
2. Five persons drowned by the capsizing of
a boat at Newbern, N. 0.
3. The British in India defeat 5,000 of the
enemy in battle,
4. The city of Miragoane, in Hayti, destroyed
6. News of the massacre of forty English
soldiers by the Zulus, in South Africa,
8. Disastrous fires in St. Louis and Phila
10. Horrible massacre of Nihilist prisoners
by Russian soldiers, at Kieff, in Russia.
14. Attempted assassination of theCzir of
15. News of horrible ravages of pestilence
and famine in Morocco. Deatractive tornado
at Collinsville, I1L
16. Tornadoes in Texas, Georgia and South
Carolina destroy much property and kill many
17. The American horse Parole wins the New
market handicap in England.
18. Russia inaugurates extraordinary re
pressive measures against the Nihilists. Mr.
Thurman elected President pro tern, of the
United States Senate. Secretary Sherman of
fers ai50,000,000 of 4-pei-cent bonds, and the
entire amount subscribed for by New York
19. Over 700 violators of'the revenue laws in
Tennessee accept Government amnesty, And
are discharged. BteamsnipGreatBernbliolost
on the Pacific ooaat ten of the crew drowned.
20. The town of Eureka, Nev., nearly de
stroyed by fira Eight hundred French Com
21. News from South Africa that the be
sieged British at Ekowe have been relieved af
ter desperate fighting, in which 2,500 Zulus
22-3. The American horse Parole wins two
more great races against the English horses at
_2& Notre Dtme University building at South
Bend, ind,, burned. Seven miners suffocated
to a mine near gcnntODjPfc AttemptedM,
sassination of Edwin Booth on the stage of
McVicker's Theater, Chicago.
25. The Army Appropriation bill, with the
political riders, passes the United States Senate
after a protracted debate, having previously
gone through the House.
26. S. D. Richards, the author of nine mur
ders, executed at Minden, Neb. Immense rains
and disastrous floods in Texas. The Stevens
murder trial ended at Chicago, after eighteen
days, with a verdict of fourteen yeaTS' impris
onment for the accused.
27. Navigation on the great Northern lakes
28. Intelligence of destructive earthquakes
39. President Hayee vetoes the Army Appro
36. Great fire at Orenburg, Russia.
1. Intelligence that the King of the Zulus has
sued for peace.
3. F. B. Weber, a Chicago merchant, mur
dered by Mrs. Robert. A famdy of six per
sons drowned near Houston, Texas.
3. C. L. Freeman, a Second Advent fanatic,
murders his child at Pocasset, Mass.
5. Dynamite explosion at Stratford, Canada,
kills several people and destroys $500,000 worth
of property. Congress passes the Army bill,
with the vetoed section relating to the use of
troops at elections materially modified.
6-7. A convention of Southern planters at
Yicksburg, Miss., to take steps to check the
immigration of colored people.
8 The Ameer of Afghanistan makes over
tures to the British for peace. The American
horse Parole winii a fourth great race at Ches
10. Destructive fires in S Louis and Chi
12. President Hayes a second time vetoes the
bill forbidding the use of troops at the polls.
14. Disastrous fires at Orenburg, Russia,
and Poonah, India. Destructive floods in Hun
gary. Three children burned to death at Tor
15. An international congress meets at Paris
to devise plans for an interoceanic canal across
the Isthmus of Darien.
18. Three persons drowned in New York har
bor by the capsizing of a yacht.
19. News of the conclusion of peace between
India and Afghanistan.
20. The United States Senate passes the Leg
islative Appropriatioi^bill, with tho Demo
cratic political amendments.
21. Meeting of the Iowa Democratic Con
vention. Hermann Peer makes hia great leap
from Niagara suspension bridge. A fishing
schooner and crew of twelve persons loBt off
22. Disastrous fire at Clinton, Iowa.
23. The National House of Representatives
passes the Legislative Appropriation bill.
24. Six persons drowned in Calcasien river,
La., by the capsizing of a small steamer.
20 An International Congreas, at Pans, de
cides upon a plan for a ship canal across tho
Isthmus of Darien, and adjourns. Burning of
the Washington Houte, Hagerstown, Md. Tho
President vetoes tho Legislative Appropriation
30. Treaty of peaco ratified between India
31. Terribly destructive tornado in Missouri,
Kansas and Nebraska manypeople killed and
much propei ty destroyed.
2. Resignation of United States Circuit Judge
Dillon, to take effect Sept. 1.
3. Secretary of War McCrary nominated to
succeed Judge Dillon. Meeting of the Ohio
Democratic and Greenback Conventions at Co
lumbus. The formation of a company to con
struct the Darien canal begun at Paris by M.
5. Six men killed by the falling of a partially
burned building at Cincinnati, Ohio. Pour
men killed by a boiler explosion at Freedom,
0. Riot between negroes at Mcintosh, Ga.
about a dozen killed.
10. Meeting of the Minnesota Greenback Slate
11. Disastrous conflagration at Point Breeze,
near Philadelphia. Meeting of th*Io-w Ke
14. News of the outbreak of a revolution in
Mexico, and of a successful revolution in Par
15. Nine emigrants diownod by a flood at
Buffalo gap, Dakota.
10. Intd natioaul boat race England won
by II tnlan, of Canada.
18. Destructive earthquake at Aci, I'aly.
21. E. P. Weston, ot New York, won the
Astley long-distanoe championship belt in Lon
23. Mine explosion in Eastern Pennsylvania
five men kiilea.
25. Funeral car thrown from the Lake Shore
track Dear Buffalo, N. Y. eleven peisons in
jured, two fatally.
2G. The Khedive of E?ypt abd cites in favor
of his son Tewfik.
27 Engineer and three others killed by boiler
explosion in Philadelphia. Four persons killed
at Nebraska Oity, Neb., by explosion on board
a Government steamboat
29. Tho Havana steamship City of New York
collided with and bunk the iron bark Helen five
1. Extra session of Congress adjourned.
3. Terrible cyclone in Minnesota, Wisconsin
and Iowa twenty persons killed and much
4. Lord Chelmsford defeated tho Zulus in
South Africa. Seven excursionists drowned by
overturning of a steamer on Lake Qninsiga
mond, near Worcester, Mass.
9. Explosion of five tons of giant powder at
the Bodie (CaL) mine: eleven persons killed.
15. Quarantine established at nearly all
Southern cities against Memphis, whero the
yellow fever broke out
18. Eight people drowned by capsizing of a
yacht off Point aux. Trimbles, Canada.
21. Gen. Miles has a fight with the Sioux in
26. Five workmen killed by a railroad acci
dent to a construction train at Waukegan, 111.
27. Groat inundation in the oil regions of
Western Pennsylvania over $500,000 worth of
31. Destructive conflagration at Hamilton,
Ont. three lives and $1,000,000 worth of prop
3. Fourteon persons killed by explosion of
powder magazine atDuralgo, Spain.
4. Terrific storm extending over a large area
of England immense damage inflicted to the
5. The steamship Louis David wrecked off
Ushant, France, and twenty-seven lives lo3t.
8. One thousand houses burned at Sarajevo,
the capital of Bosnia.
14 Count Andrassy retired from the Austrian
Ministry, and Count Taafe succeeded him. Tre-
montTemole, Boston, destroyed by fire loss,
15. Fight between sections of the Ship Labor
ers' Union, at Queoec, Canada six men killed.
18. Storm of wind and rain throughout the
Eastern seaboard much damage to shipping
23. Isaac S. Kalloch, candidate of the San
Francisco workingmen for Mayor, shot in the
street by Charles De Young, editor of the
Chronicle great excitement hi that city.
2G. Castle Thunder, the Richmond (Va.) mili
tary prison, burned.
30. Statue to Gen. Custer unveiled at West
5. By the capsizing of a sail-boat near Sack
ett'a Harbor, N. Y., seven persons were
6. Maj. Cavagnari, English Resident at Ca
bul, Afghanistan, with his escorteeventy-nine
men in allmassacred by Afghan troops.
7. Fire at Qaincy, 111. loss, $100,000. One
man and two children killed by the falling of a
building at Cheyenne, Wyoming Ter.
10. Seven soldiers massacred by Cheyenne
Indians in Southern New Mexico.
15 State Institute forth Deaf and Dumb
at Delavan, Wis., burned down loss, $250,000
18. News received of the capture of King
Cetywayo, of the South African Zulus. Five
persons burned to death by a tenement-house
fire in South Boston.
10. A fight took place in New Mexico be
tween two companies of United States troops
and a party of Indians. Five soldiers killed
20. Gen. Grant arrived in ban Francisco from
his two years and four months' tour of the
22. Four men killed by tug-boiler explosion
just outside Chicago harbor.
23. Alliance formed between Germany and
25. The business portion of Carroll, Iowa,
burned loss, $200,000.
26. The mining town of Deadwood, Dakota,
almost wiped out by tbe flames loss about
$2,000,000. Train blown up in Mexico by the
explosion of 400"kegs of gunpowder onboard,
and ten passengers killed.
27. Rowell, the Englishman, won the fifth
contest at long-distance pedestrianism. at New
29. Mai. Thornburgh and command were
ambuscaded by the TJte Indians, near Miifr
river, Col., and the Major and thirteen others
massacred. Ten bandits in the Indian Terri
i 7 ^tTT^i^^^^J-^S^^Si ^Mik^^^&S-X^4%
30. Destructive storm in Sicily and Southern
Italy a railroad bridge with passenger train
2. Grand stand at Lenawee county fair,
Mich., fell, killing six persons and injuring
5. Balloon and two occupants blown against
telegraph wires, and tho aeronauts thrown out
and killed, at San Francisco, CaL
6. ignting in front of Cabul, Afghanistan
British loss toward 100.
7. Train robbsd of about $50, COO by masked
robbers fifteen miles from Kansas Citv, Mo.
10. Collision on the Michigan Central rail
road, at Jackson, Mich. about twenty persons
11. Four personB killed by a collision on the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad near Wheeling,
12. Bodies of Agent Meeker and the employes
of the White River Indian Agency, Colorado,
killed by Indiana, discovered by Gen. Merntt'a
13. The English troops, under Gen. Roberts,
entered Cabul, Afghanistan.
15. News received of a Russian reverse in
Central Asia rout of the expeditionary forces.
16. Great floods in several provinces of
Spain about 300 lives and millions of property
17. Farther depredations by Indiins in New
Mexico many settlers massacred.
22. The Uintah Indians, in Utah, go on the
war path, and murder a number of settlers.
24. Heavy storm in the island of Jamaica
doing immense damage to property.
27. Gen. Adams succeeds regaining the
wife and daughter of Indian Agent Meeker
from the Ute Indians, in Colorado, with sev
eral other captives.
29. Eleven Afghans, convicted of complicity
in the massacre at the English embassy in
30. Nearly 100 persons and a vast amount of
property destroyed by another great flood in
2. One-third of the town of Mound City, 111.,
destroyed by fire.
4. Nineteen persons were killed and fortv
nve wounded bv the sinking of a railway em
bankment in British India, three of the killed
8. By a collision between the steamship
Champion, of the New York and Charleston
line, with thsteamer ship LadyeOctavia, off
warwe capes, thirty-two of the passengers and
wer drowned OneDelanspaeth
of the North Missouri railroad bridge over the
Missouri, at St. Charles, Mo., fell, dropping a
train of seventeen stock-cars into the river:
four cattle men were killed.
9. Six survivors of the whaling schooner
Petrel were saved from the hulk, the other
fifteen having been washed off and arowned in
10. The Chilian town of Ksaque was bom
barded and captured by the Peruvians, 300
persons being killed in the city, with a loss to
the attacking party of 500. Thirty-two citi
zens of New Mexico killed in a fight with "Vic
toria's band of Apache Indians, in the State of
12. Eeoeption of Gen. Grant at Ci_icago an
immense crowd present
13. Gov. Croswell appoints F. C. Beaman to
fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator
Zach Chandler, of Michigan.
15? The schooner Breed overturned by a
squall on Lake Erie, and the Captain and six
17. Thirteen persons were drowned while re
turning from a fair, attampting to cvo&i a
river on the island of Ilsay, in Scotland, lho
new French cable landed at Boston. Mr
Beaman declined the appointment of Senator
from Michigan, and ex-Gov. Henry P,
Baldwin, of Detroit, was appointed.
18. About forty Chinamen wore killed by an
exploaion in anew railroad tunnel la California.
Twelve sailors were drowned in a gal*3
19. Statne of Gen. Thomas unveileJ at Wash
ington. The Confederate cruiser Shenandoah
sunk in the Indian ocean the vessel belonged
to the Sultan of Zanzibar.
20. Great storm along ihs lakca and sea
board many vessels beached. Tbe steamer
Pallas, from amsterdam to Copenhagen, lost
with thirty lives.
24. The Peruvians were defeated in a battle
with Chilians, near Iquique.
22. Three prominent Irishmen arrested at
S.'igo, for seditious speeches groat excitement
there in conpequence.
25. New York Eighth avenue stables burned:
100 horses and $250,000 wo.^th of property de
stroyed a fireman killed
26. Wm. H. Vanderbilt sold 250,000 shares
of New York Central stock to a syndicate for
27. Thanksgiving nay. Thirty-one Tesans
massacred by Indians about 100 miles from
28. Mukhtar Pasha, the Turkish General,
and escort of seventy men, slaughtered in Bul
29. the fall of a buildinfj in which twenty
seven persons were dancing, at Naples, Italy,
twenty were crushed to death. King Alfonso,
of Spain, married at Madrid to Marie Christine,
30. Three persons burned to death at the de
struction of the Toronto (Canada) Opera House:
loss, $80,000. Cuban insurgents defeated, with
a loss of twenty-three killed.
2. A unsuccessful attempt to blow up the
train on which the Czar of Russia was travel
ing, near Moscow.
6. A tidal wave swept over an island in tho
Bay of Bengal, India, drowning several hun
T. Several shirt and collar factories at Troy.
N. Y., burned loss, $450,000.
8. Tnree children burned to death at Belle
vue Hospital, New York Five persons killed
by boiler explosion on a steam tug near Blaok
river, Lake Erie.
Dec. 9News of the 1Q3S of the Gloucester
Dec. 10Grant's visit to Lonisville.
Dec. 11Prisoner shot dead in Stillwater
penitentiary by Deputy Warden Hall. Grant's
reception at Cincinnati. Terrible storm in the
Dec. 12Village of Red Rock, Pa., destroyed
Dec. 13Reception to Grant at Pittsburgh.
Dec. 14Suicide of Lieut, Morrill, Ninth
cavalry, atg Santa Fe.
Dec. 15Decision of the Maine renaming
board ousting Republican members elect of
Dec. 16General Mahone nominated for
United States Senator by the ,Virginia Leg
Dec. 17.Chicago selected as a l_cation for
the Republican national convention.
Dec. 18Meeting in St. Paul, to ciprcFs
sympathy with the Irish tenantry.
Dec. 19.Adjournment of Congress until
January 6th, 1880.
Dec. 20Relief of the famine in Silfsia.
Dec 21Sooceas of Edison's electric light
Dec. 22Burning of Best's brewery in Mil
waukee. Two negroes lynched in Russell
Dec. 23The steamship Borus^ia abandoned
at sea and 170 lives lost.
Dec. 25Repulse of the Ghilzais by the
British troops in Afghanistan.
Dec 26Great excitement throughout Maico
over the electoral troubles and threats of vio
lence, llailroad accident at Bardan, 111. Three
persons killed, many wounded.
Dec. 28.The Dtes at Los Pinos reported on
the war path. Ront of the Afghans by the
British at Cabul, -with tremendous loss. Ter
rible fire at Boston. Loss $2,000,000. Railro:
train blown off a bridge across the Firth of
Tay and 150 passengers drowned.
1. ndfe Charles I". Sherman, at Cleveland.
Ohio. Hon. Robert W. Mackey, prominent
lawyer and politician, at Philadelphia.
3. Caleb Cushing, eminent jurist and states
man, aged 79, at Newburyport, Mass.
6. Morton McMichael, a veteran journalist,
Philadelphia, aged 72.
8. Julian Hartridge, M. C. from Georgia, at
Washington, aged 42.
9. Espartero, Marshal, and at one time Rogent
of Spain, Madrid, aged 87.
10. Jacob Bigelow, eminent physician and
scientist, Boston, Mass. Gustavus" Schleicher,
M. C. from Texas, Washington, D. C.
12. Commodore Johu Guest, U. S. N., Ports
15. Sirs. Uucy Nichola, Kew Haven, Ct., aged
101. Mrs. Elizabeth Renter, Biltimore, Md.,
16. Edward Matthew Ward, eminent English
20. George S. Hilliard, author and politician,
Boston, aged 70. J. B. Scribner, head of the
publishing house of Scribner's Sons, aged 2Q,
23. J. P. McCown, Major General in Confed
erate army, Little Rock, Ark. Mrs. Dobbins,
centenarian, Erie, Pa.
26. John Coldwater, United States District
Judge, Philadelphia, aged 74.
27. Adolph Jensen, celebrated German au
tbor, at Baden Baden. H. J. Lmderman, Di-