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VOL. I.-NUMBER 65.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1884.
WASHINGTON'S SHAFT.
THE CAPSTONE IN ITS PLACE.
The Highest Monument in the World
Completed After Thirty-Six Years
Effort A Description.
W'Anrsaiu:, Dec. 7. The tynmUme of the
Washington monument wlu lowered into
pia.cn nt.ortly after p. m. yesterday, by Col.
Cuey, engineer ia charge, and hi4asht
ant.4. A-- boon a.i the capstone wa. iet the
American tleg wa unfurled over the head
and a dilute of twenty-one gun.4 van tired by
a battery in the White House lot. Chaer
u1m came up f.tiutly from the croud of spec
tator around the bi-e while a number of in
vited cueuU on the fifty-foot platform fcpou-taneou-ly
struck ui the "Mar Spangled Ban
ner." The Washington Monument Society
represented by Dr. M. Timer, II. King, (len.
W. M. Duur., Dr. B. Clark and T. S. Har
vey, reeretary, held a meeting on this plat
form and when the artillery tiring annouueed
tho setting of the Capstone, in behalf of the
poeitty, (ien. Dunn congratulated the Amer
ican people on the completion of this endur
ing .monument of the nation' gratitude to
the father of thin country.
Anion,' thoe present at the completion of
the .structure w.n oue of the master mechan
ic who hud the corner ftone. more than
thirty-six ear ago, and the old watchman
of thrt monument, who has been continuous
ly employed in that capacity during the
whole intervening period. The llag on the
monument limited from a flag-staff which is
exactly OA) b-t from the ground, thus dis
playing the Amer.ean colors at the greatest
height conUucuon has ever yet known in
the world.
The monument stands on the siot that
Washington selected for the statue which
Congre- had voted him and which it never
caused to be erected.
The construction of the monument was at
firt a voluntary atfair, undertaken by the
Washington Monument society, organized
in is-", which raised sHOU). Hie design
of liobert Mills was for a shaft six hundred
feet high. The corner stone was laid July 4,
1-1, by Robert C. Winthrop, speaker of the
house of representatives, and work went on
for about five years, when the society had
exhausted its funds and could not realize
any more. The monument was thee 174 feet
high. Under th influence of the centennial.
Cong: en, in L7C, appropriated LlXhOOO to
continue the erection of the monument.
The foundations were deemed insufficient,
and now foundations were put un
der the monument, the work being
completed in May, ISs). The monument is
fifty-live feet square at the base, and the apex
is .VO feet nbove the foundation. The entire
exterior is Maryland marble, and the interior
is granite. The walls are fifteen feet thick
at the base and about two feet at the top. At
different times since the resumption of the
work Congress has appropriated f."X)0,000 for
the completion of the shaft. Mr. Winthrop,.
who laid the comer-stone, is still alive, and
if nothing happens to him ho will deliver the
oration in the 1 louse of Representatives the
ITJd of February next to. commemorate iU
completion.
In order that the public may enjoy the
magnificent view from near the summit of
the monument eight windows or port holes
were left, two on each side of the monument,
about four feet above the five hundred foot
level. Wheu these windows are open the
appearance of the monument ismarred by
two black holes on each side. To obviate
this blemish on the milk-white surface, and
also for the purpose of protecting the monu
ment from the weather, marble shutters
about two inches thick and weighing 140
pounds will be constructed to lit exactly these
port holes. These can be opened during vis
itors' hours sn 1 closed at all other times.
A Bloody Southern Fight.
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 7. A bloody affair
occumel at Margaretsville, on the Seaboard
fc Boanoake Railroad, yesterday at a horse
race. A negro named John Hodgers insulted
a farmer named Millard Peoples and was
sl.jpid by him. The negro drew a knife.
Peoples drew his pistol. Another negro
naitod l'owtll held Peoples by the arms,
whil' Rodgers stabbed him twice, once be
hind the ear vnd .ngain in the temple.
Peoples expired. Rodgers was arrested and
committed to Northampton county jail. He
U a desperate character, having had to fleo
Use country before for stabbing a white man.
The Great Trial.
Jackson, Mich., Dec. C In the Crouch
case to-day the time was entirely taken up
by the learned counsel in arguing the ques
tion "Shall the conspiracy charge be admit-.
ted" Any amount of legal citation pro and
con were produced, and it still remains a
question to be settled by the court whether
cr no tho prosecution will bo allowed to in
t rod ace evidence; to establish a conspiracy
between Jud Crouch, James Foy and Dan
Holcomb.
OIU)S AM) i:ms.
Texa has the greatest school fund of any
State in the union.
It is proposed to erect an ice palace in
Central Park, New York.
The !ann-lry bill of the Pullman Palace
Car Company amounts to $l'J0.0U a year.
Til Vaaderbilt special, Monday, made the
ran from Syracuse to Buffalo, IZH miles, in
1W minuter.
A sensible c$red editor in the South
warns ht brethren that whiky is the great
slaveholder of these day.
There will b a chime of bell at the New
Orleaie ftp.vition played every day and
accompanied by an organ and orchestra.
Twelve oysters recently taken from the
abelN at Ihltimor, Md.. weighed over
five pounds, ami completely tilled a quart
measure.
About flvii thousand patents have been
granted by our go eminent for chums, and
st'll inventor are at work perfecting new
deigT: s.
S.i!oi:ioti Kver4n, aged 1H year, died re
cently in H-uniltonconnty, Ohio. He leave
thr t children, each of whom are over 00
years .IJ.
A gigantic Christmas tree h being arrang
rd in th N" v Orleans expsition, tifty feet
high and bhied with live hundred! variegat
d elect ;ic lig'.t-. and it will be covered with
toys for ditribution to children.
Th: timbers of x bridge over Fotoxchitt
cr"k, v y'.vton county. Mississippi. ever
which Gn. J tcKon marc'ied his troop on
lus way tv N-w Orleans. ar to v taken up
and eirried to the worUFs exposition A
relies. " j
The town of F4 Liverp. HM allows it- I
tret gas Heaps to burn constantly lth
night and dn Thy ar extinjrn-hed but!
onr . motfi. when tl lamps ar? wahed
flnd the j"t cleaned. M;e twn is lighted!
by natnril as, and thi jvople ay it is j
cheaper to let it burn all day in the str't
lt than it would be to pay men to light j
rrd eitiwjT:::. tha Urj; every .y, i
MICHIGAN'S PORTION.
Appropriations for Buildings, Light
Houses and Harbors.
Wasiii-ngtox, Dec. C The estimate for
appropriations for the next fiscal year sub
mitted to Congrecd by the Secretary of the
Treasury contain the following items: For
buildings in Michigan Detroit, completion
of court house and postomce, 2"A).0U0; Mar
quette, $),OTX). Amoug the appropriations
recommended for light houses are the fol
lowing items for lights on lakes: Complet
ing a light house at or near Fort Sanilac,
Ijke Huron, U,0H); establishment of a
litit on Pipe I-iand to form a range to
guide into the Detour parage. Saint Mary's
River, $10,oiXJ; erecting range light-,
to guide through the dredge cut in Saint
Mary's river, near Round island, Sl'-V).
Among the items for improving harbors are
the following for haibors in Michigan: Au
Sable, SLT.U); Black ljike, 'J0,UJU; Cedar
Ri?e-r, ilO.lloO; Charlevoix, I0,(U); Cheboy
gan, LiJ,lM; Frankfort, f.V),lO(J; Grand
Haven", 1UO,000; Great Marais, 3)0,000;
Ludington, 10; Manistee, $10,000; Mar
quette, $CUMA); Monroe, $.".,U; Muskegon,
;0,01i); Ontonagon, siW.OiX); Pentwater,
te,(JU); Poitage Lake, .'0,0); Sand Reach,
&1)0,U0; St. Joseph, l.",Ui0; Saugatuck,
vS,0oO; South Haven, UO.OiJO; Thunder Ray,
,UU0; W hite River, $10.UA).
MURDERED HIS MOTHER.
A Ohio Farmer Arrested for the
Terrible Crime.
Hamilton, O., Dec. 7. George Synder, a
farmer, aged forty, living near Darrtown,
fifteen miles away, was put in jail here shortly
after midnight Friday charged with the
murder of his mother, Catherine Synder,
aged seventy-live years, who has been missing
from her home in this city four weeks.
Mrs. Synder had a mortgage on her son'a
farm and went four weeks ago to collect the
interest. He pud her 12." and, according to
his story, started with her the next day to a
railroad station. Two robbers met them
and demanded her money, and upon her
refusal killed her and made him promise
under penalty of death to say nothing about
it. He said they buried her. The body was
disinterred and found to be clothed only in
night garments. The supiositiou is that
the heartless son killed her in his own house.
Stabbed to. Death in Prison.
Joukt, 111., Dec. 7. A fatal stabbing af
fray took place at the prison last night, be
tween Jolm Kelly and John Gaines, both
from Chicago. The affray was tho result of
a long-standing feud. Last night after quit
ting work Kelly secreted a shoe hammer and
a sharp knife on his person and took them
to his cell w hero he was locked with his vic
tim. After tho convicts had retired shrieks
were heard, and tho night watch, rushing to
the cell, found Kelly and Gaines engaged in
a death struggle. Kelly had dealt his victim
a blow on the head with the hammer and
stabbed him twice, inflicting horrible
wounds in the abdomen. Gaines will die.
The authorities attribute the affray to the
leniency shown in the Mooney and Anderson
case, which was of a similar character.
A Journalist Dead.
Washington, Dec. 7. Oscar K. Harris, for
twenty-two years past a prominent Washing
ton journalist, and for fifteen years engaged
in reporting the proceedings of Congress for
a press association of leading newspapers,
died at his residence in this city to-day of
consumption. His remains will be taken to
Wrightsville, his native place, for interment.
Harris began his newspaper career on the
Washington Star in 1HJJ, and was at different
times editor of the Xatinmil Hepvllican, the
Xtttionnl Intelligencer, the Patriot and the
Kveniurj Critic. He was managing editor of
the Washington CWfic at the dato of his death.
A Steamer Gone Down.
London, Nov. 7. A large steamer found
ered to-day off Hollyhcad in full sight of the
shore. There are are as yet no indications
that any of those on board have survived.
late u.
Nothing has yet been seen of any of the
persons cm the steamship which foundered
off Holly head. It is supposed to have had a
crew of twenty men. Another steamship
has gone down off North Cornwall coast, and
twenty-five persons on board drowned.
There have been many disasters on the west
coast during the past forty-eight hours.
Tho scenes are described as fearful. A
heavy gale and rain prevails.
--
Democratic Deviltry.
The Democrats of Sunrise, Minn., per
suaded a colony of simple-minded Scandi
navians, of Chisago county, that Cleveland's
election meant that they must move off their
farms, which were to be given to the negro 8
from the South. They finally held a meet
ing, and applied to John Dobney, a well
known Democrat of that region, to intercede
with the Preident-elect that they might be
allowed to retain their homes, promising
that hereafter they would faithfully vote the
Democratic ticket.
NOTKD PEOn.E.
Governor Pattison, of Pennsylvania, shot
one hundred quail near Lnray, Va.
Pauline Lucca is singing in concerts ex
clusively during her present visit toRmsia.
Mr. Rlaine is now askexl by the San Fran
cisco lrr;onanf to accept the California
Senatorship.
Mme. Jerome Bonaparte's pretty daughter,
Miss Kd gar, makes her debut in Washington
society this winter.
The Hon. Wade Hampton has no opvi
tian for re-election to th United States Sen
ate from South Carolina.
The wife of General Oyama, the Japanese
Minister of War now visiting this country,
was educated at Vaar College.
"Oath Town-end has !onght fourteen
acres of land on South Mountain, Frederick
county, Md., for a summer residence.
The people of Minneapolis who gave the
graud banquet to Christina Nilsonlast sum
mer have been sued for the cost of that
affair.
Secretary Teller, Fotmaster-Genera Hat
ton, As?itant-Prtmater Haen and Railway-Superintendent
Thompson will form is
party to attend the opening of the New Or
leans Kx petition.
John Robert. M. P., own, about thrr
hnndred Acres of the land on which Liver
pool is built, containing ai present 7..VV)
house, with a population of a!'v.;t 40u).
No liquor ahx.T. atc permuted on the prop
erty. Mrs. ReWcca M. Levy, itet of th late
Jndah P. lVniamin, died in N'v Orleans a
fw days go. She was the fir?t peron
fjMted by On. R-itW in Ne Orleans. Sue
refused to take the oath of allegiance and
was turned out of her fine hon cn St
Charles avenue to become a visitor among
frier: J withia Co rebel Uucj.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED.
An Antiquated Michigan Malt-Tax
CaseMr. Cameron's Tariff Bill
Little Done in the House.
Wasuinoton, Dec. 7. The Senate entered
u;on the business of seseion in a manner
calculated to emphasize the claim that it is
a "conservative" body. Five Southern
States and Nevada were wholly unrepresent
ed on the opening day of the session. No
action lias been had upon any of the imiort
ant recess nominations sent in except that
of Postmaster and Assistant Postmaster
General. The nominations of McCulloch Hi
Secretary of the Treasury, and of ex-Secretary
Greshem as United States Circuit Judge
remain in the hands of the Finance and
Judiciary committees respectively. In the
desire to be "conservative" ev n usual Sena
torial courtesy is overlooked The nomina
tion of ex-Senator Harlan for the iosition
he is now filling as presiding judge of the
Court of Alabama Claims, was referred with
rest.
The unfinished business on the calendar
includes a bill for the relief of a Michigan
firm who paid too much malt-tax fourteen
years ago and failed to protest and appeal,
as they could have recovered the money with
out the intervention of Congress. Calling
up of this unfinished business is usually a
signal for an executive session.
Senator Cameron's (Pa.) resolution to fos
ter American commerce by a tariff bonus on
gooels carried in American ships, and Sen
ator Hill's declaratory resolution in favor of
the continued coinage of the silver dollar,
are each liable to be called up under the
roles during the coming week. Roth Senat
ors express the intention of pressing them to
a final action. Meantime, McPherson's bill
suspending the coinuge" tf silver dollars
and substituting a deposit of silver
bullion and the issue of bullion certificates,
withdrawing from circulation all United
States notes below five dollars so as to force
into general use the over-production silver
dollars now in the vaults of the Treasury, is
in the hands of the Finance Committee. As
that committee includes Senators Merrill
and Sherman, who are believed to favor the
measure, and comprises only one Senator
from the silver States (Jones, of Nevada,)
who is not here, there would seem to be a
probability of an early favorable report on
the McPherson bill.
Senator Harrison will try to call up. on
Tuesday, his resolution admitting Southern
Dakota. Mr. Ye t, and others on the Demo
cratic side, have already indicated that the
measure would again bo vigorously fought.
Mr. Cullom has his Inter-State Commerce
bill down for a special order on Thursday at
2 o'clock, but will, no doubt, be headed off
by a motion for an executive session. A
like fata probably awaits Mr. Slater's mo
tion to forfeit c( rtain railroad land grants
in Oregon.
The House.
One of the thirteen weeks allotted for the
closing session of Congress is passed, and
so far as the House is concerned, the amount
credited on the ledger for business disposed
of is very small. A few private bills to which
no objection could be made and in which no
large interest were involved, have been
pushed through by some energetic members,
and Mr. Adams, of New York, induced the
House to pass the bill allowing notaries pub
lic to administer Custom House oaths, there
by saving merchants the necessity of going
in person to the Custom House, a measure
which its friends say, the Senate ought to
reach before the closo of the session.
One appropriation bill, patching out the
navy for the last six months of the current
year, was passed, but it only settles the debit
for neglect at the last session. The regnlar
naval appropriation bill for the next fiscal
year is still one of the fourteen general ap
propriation bills to be drafted by the com
mittee and acted upon by the two Houses.
The coming week promises to be as. fruit
less of results as the past. The committees
are getting to work and will probably report
a number of bills, but they go, under rules,
to tho foot of the respective calendars, a sort
of legislative purgatory from which but few
escape.
Mr. Reagan,of Texas, holds the floor after
the routine business with his Inter-State
Commerce bill. He hopes to get it out of
.the way by the close of the week. . It will
probably pass if a vote can be reached. Its
danger lies in being talked to death, or, in
other words, so many members will desire
to go on record in favor of something of tho
kind being demanded by western grangers,
that the Ilouse will tire of it and refuse to
consider it, or some other special order will
come in ahead of it.
The Api ropriation Committee will probab
ly report and the House will pass the Pension
and Military Academy bills during the week.
Neither bill does much more than vote the
necessary money to carry out tho existing
law. General debate on them will be brief.
If tho House passes these two bills and gets
the Reagan bill to the Senate during the
week it will have made a good average re
cord. The talk of Congress going to the opening
of the New Orleans Eipositicn seen to have
died out. T hero is but little prospect of a
recess for that purpose being taken.
The Springer Committee continue to bo
one of the most prominent of the House
a m i i t h s and will be tl iring the remainder
of this Congress. While the sub-committee,
with Springer as chairman, is at work in
Cincinnati on the investigation ordered by
Representative Follett's resolution, the
memlrs remaining in Washington carry on
the investigation in First Comptroller
Lawrence's otlice, suggested by witness Bar
ker's charges of illegal allowances.
Gets a Gold Bauble.
WAsniNOTON, Di-c. 7. Professor Riley,
United States Etomologist, has just received
from the Secretary of the International For
estry Exhibition at Kdinburg, a large, and
handsome gold medal, the only gold medal
awarded by the exhibition managers to an
American.
t f ; 1. 1: n a r 1 1 1 c mi t: v it l rs.
The statement publihed by pecials that
Gould has bought out th postal company i
prononnceel without foundation by the
friends of Gould.
Th Cigar Makers Union of New ToTk i.
making arrangements foT a ms.-meeting of
the trade to protest againt the ratification
of ;h commercial treaty with Spain.
Th New York board of aldermen passed
over Mayor Eelson veto the reflation Hiv
ing th itroadsray Snrfaev railroad rnr.ti
sion to construct a railroad on Broadway.
Jridge Howard, of Arizona, ha fine4 thre
convicted polygamic .V) ea.h and fen ten
ceil them to three and one-half year each in
tfee houe of correction at Detroit. Two
bishops were fined th same amount. Rr:d or
dered to Ycrsa pcit-tiry fcr Liz r-c-C-i.
BLAINE AND CONKLING.
What the Former is Reported to Have
Said of Their Relations.
ALiiAM, IX?c. 7. A Washington special to
the Prr.$ arui Knickerbocker relates an inter
view with Blaine by a gentleman who hold
a high position at the Capital, a btaunch Re
publican and a warm admirer of the defeated
candidate. Mr. Blaine confessed frankly
that tlje defeat wa Conkliug's victory, and
and gave the fudging narrative: The
coldness Mr. B'.aine said, '"between Conk
ling audmy te If is of long standing, dating
back to tho time we bot'i were in the House
of Representatives, lie has opposed my
I oLitical ad vane uii at ever nuce that time.
Of coarte I retained, but more in
the defensive way than otherwise until
Conklim 'assumed an antagonistic ioitiou
toward the late President Garfield, when I
took the offensive aud opiosed Conkling's
return to the Senate after he had resigned
Ids seat therein. It U a mistake to hay that
Garfield opiKjsenl Conkling's return. He was
entirely careless concerning the matter. He
said he enred nothing for any annoyance
that gentleman might attempt againbt his
administration. The fact is, Garfield in
tended I administration should be such as
to meet viie approval of the country. He did
not believe Coukling, or any other one man,
could successfully opose it. But I
could not bring myself to look upon
the matter in that light, and brought
to bear wbaVcposition 1 could to Conkling's
return to tr Senate. As he had opiosed
my politicQ advancement, I had a perfect
right to retaliate in kind. He was defeated
and thus matters stood until the approach of
the national convention. When I was put
into the field for nomination by my friends,
I had doubts as to tho propriety
of my - taking the position with bo
powerful an opponent at large. But I was
assured that Conkling had turned his back
on politics, that he would take no part in the
canvass for either nomination, or election.
In addition to this I was visited by commit
tees and written to from all sections of the
country, urging me to consent to tho use of
my nanje before tho convention. I finally
yielded. I had taken pains to learn Conk
ling's fefings. At first ho was reticent, say
ing he ril3 out of politics. Later ho said he
hoped the. conventian would nominate a
'man.' This was interpreted to me that he
had prefred me to Arthur. I felt some re
lief. I r Vs nominated. The October result
in Ohia iected ns. I desired to visit New
York AJmounceinent was then made that if
I did so Qonkling would stump against me. If
I would sjay out of New York he would make
no speeches. He said he would submit the
question) to the people without argument.
But if I vfcanted to argue he would meet me.
F argued fny friends not to bring any issue in
of thiij kind, in the nature of
personal Quarrel. Tliis contented Conkling
and he remained out of politics.
The question went to the Republicans of
New York as Conkling wanted it to, aud he
won. He has had his revenge. I don't say
I kept him out of the Senate, but I did all I
could, and he has prevented my election to
the Presidency. Only Conkling could have
given New York State to me. He would not.
Perhaps I could have returned him to the
Senate; but I would not. But he has beaten
me three times to my once beating him. He
prevented my nomination in 1S7G aud 18,
and defeated me in 1884."
Blaine showed no feeling during this state
ment. Indians off Their Farm.
Denveb, Dec. 7. A report from a reliable
sonrco reaches here that the southern Utes
are off their reservation located in south
western Colorado, and depredation bands
are stealing stock, burning off the grass and
threatening the lives of the people in South
western Utah. Similar' complaints were
made last summer at the Ute agency and
Secretary Teller, after investigating the
matter, ordered that no passes be given the
Indians to leave the reservation. Apparent
ly the new agent is no more successful than
his predecessor in keeping these Indians in
check. Settlers in Utah declare that unless
speedy relief is afforded by the Interior De
partment they will kill the Indians on eight.
El Mahdi Trying to be a Moses.
Caieo, Dec. 7. Gordon recently sent a de
fiant message to El Mahdi, inviting him, if
he be a real prophet, to dry up the Nile, and
come and take him. The latest advices re
port that El Mahdi had accepted the chal
lenge, directed his forces to cross the river
as if it were dry land, while he remained on
the bank, and invoked aid of Allah. The re
sult was 3,(XX) men were drowned. The dis
aster greatly lessened El Mahdi's influence.
His followers are rapidly deserting him. He
retired to the southward after his discom
fiture. The Business Record.
New York, Dec. 5. Two hundred and
ninety-six failures in the United States were
reported during the week, against 27 in the
preceding week, and 21fi, 217 and 100 in cor
responding weeks in I SKI, 18J and 1881, re
spectively. An Unholy Confessor.
Montreal, Dec. J. Rev. F. R. Pepin, of
St. Antome abbo parish, who is charged with
indecently assaulting young girls attending
confession in his church, has been arresteei
on criminal warrants and will be brought
hero for trial.
He Took a Lions Share.
Salt Lake, Utah, Dec o. Suit was brought
yesterday in the third district court ngainft
O. J. Averill, clerk of the court, and his p ure
ties for embezzlement of $r2.VJTi"l, claimed
to have been wrongfully appropriated by
Averill at various times.
i:( iioim nuiM AiutoAn.
In the House of Commons on Saturday,
the Speaker announced that royal assent
had been given to the franchise bill.
The agitation among residents is spread
ing from Madrid to the provincial tmiver
itie where the students are imititing their
brethren at the capitol by refusing to attend
lectnres.
The Berlin Y. M. C. A. holds meetings
after midnight for the waiters it) tlie city,
who duties confine them till late at night
and prevent them from attending nral re
ligious erviecs.
Mr. Rnskin. it i aid. intend? shortly to
c!oe tho preduction of hi very irregular
serial, 'For Clavigerv" He do, this in
order to ct a Jittl leisure in which to write
his own biography.
The averag monthly Expense of the Pari?
Opfra HTii are -O.OOO; the average re
ceips $7?M Yet with this Monthly deficit
of $4.(10 the opra go on and on. When
one inipctnon, CAt3e-btsiklir;g Frenchman
has exhausted hi resource, another im
petuons. catle-bnihling Frenchman is rendy
to rik his fm and forton at the shrine of
Hermes. Notwithstanding th con tints
t:ccei :,n of ".crifire- fcexwerer, the p-rpl
are in a p-erftwal panic of dooM, and it hi
trr n be en pr- pocd to tear Com. the coIksvsd
THE COUNCIL CLOSED.
WORK DONE DURING THE SESSION
A Decision by Bishop Spaulding
The Results Accomplished
The Decrees.
BiLTiMOUE, De-c. 7. The tlurd Plrnarj
Council of the Komau Catholic Church
elosod to-day with a boleinu bestion at the
cathedral. Long before U o'clock the ttrerU
surrounding the cathedral were thronged
with jople waiting for the prooeiou of tlie
fathers of the church to leave the Are-hi-episoopal
residence. The windows of the
houses in the vicLity wera also cro dvl with
leople. A few minutes ufter 10 o'clock the
line of prelates emerged from the building
headed by chanters. Turning into Mulberry
street they proceeded to Cathedral ftreet,
where they were met by a procession and
cross-bearers, seminarians and regular and
secular clergy. The procession then we-nded
its way to the cathedral. Inside the fcacred
edifice every available inch of hpace
was occupied. Neither the prelates nor tlie
lesser clergy wore the vestments worn on the
owning elay. The gorgeous hues of the
many and varied colors in w hich they were
then clad were wanting. This time the vest
ments were white. The reason for the change
is that the mass celebrated was that of the
Holy Trinity, a mass of Thanksgiving. The
mass was celebrated by the Most He v. Mi
chael Corrigan, of New York.. Afterma-sa
discourse was delivered uion tlie work of
the Council, by Kight Kev. T. L. Spauldiug,
D. D., bishop of Peoria, I1L
Tho remarks of Bishop Spauldiug do much
in the matter of enlightening the public as
to what questions were discussed by the
Council, lie said: "The Council met at the
call of the Vicar of Christ. It was presided
over by the aixjt-talic delegate who derives his
authority from Leo XIII, and his authority
readies back through the line of the pontiffs,
existing through eigteen centuries back
to Peter. The faith we pro
fess is that delivered unto the , Saints.
What motive has lejd here all these venerable
prelates? There is but one answer, desire to
work with God in the uplifting of men to
purer, higher and better lives. Many ques
tions were discussed with calmness and jus
tice, and had all a bearing uion the moral,
religious and social well-being of the people
who are in our charge? The Council ha
sought to remove objects which
might prevent the spread of Christ's
gospel, has sought to frame its
desires that all who may listen to them
may be inspired with deeper reverence. The
Council has devoted much of its time to the
priesthood and has done much to regulate
bishops and priests and priests and ieople.
It has laid the foundation for an institution
which, it is hoped, will become a great
National Catholic university. Educa
tion in general received much con
sideration. As - we are committed to
religion ns a necessity to man, bo we believe
that the right education must embrace its
teacliings. We have pledged ourselves to the
maintainance of such education. In a f-hort
time now the Catholic schools in this coun
try will be second to none in excellence. We
have discussed the family out of which grow
both church and State. We
have sought more deeply to im
press the sacredness of this sacrament
of matrimony, that divorce is only through
death. The Council has sought to check
eome of the abuses of the elay, so deleterious
to the interests of the state as well as of the
church. The Catholic press is another in
stitution which the Council seems to have
fostered throughout the land. We have also
endeavored to warn our brethren against
such dangerous institutions as ignore fome
of the fundamental truths of religion.'
After Bishop Spaulding had concluded,
the roll was called and the decrees as yet un
acted uion, were read and vote-d upon. The
duty of signing the decrees was then per
formed, after which an oath was taken not
to reveal what the Council had done until
their acts received the approval of the Pope
at Rome. Acclamations of thanksgiving
were sung and the prelates received from
the apostolic delegate the kiss of grace. When
the ceremony of the paternal salutation wa?
concluded and after mutual felicitations the
aiostolic delegate bestowed the papal bless
ing, and the third Plenary Council of the
Catholic Church in the United States ended.
BABY INSURANCE.
A New lltulness Springing I'p lQ Ohio
How It Pay.
Cleveland Leader!
"You see, if I don't prove she is dead I
won't get the, Insurance, It Is necessary
for me to got the certificate of the doctor
who tended her." Thus spoke a plainly
dressed old lady who nulled at the Health
Ofllce yesterday. She wa the proprietor
of a baby boarding-house, and was in
search of the certificate of the
death of an iufant that had lnn
under; her charge,. "The child's moth
er brought it to me," she said, "and 1 kept
it a long tinyv The woman failed to pay
the board until she had got Into my debt
about $19. One day I went to the store af
ter a loaf of bread, and while 1 was gone
the mother came and took the child away.
It has since died, and sho is trying to keep
me from knowing where its death occurred
in order to keep me eut of the insurance.
If I would gel that, howrerf it would pay
me for the child's board."
As she finished speaking the woman toek
on her lap a neatlydresed J little child
which accompanied her, saying: "This Is
one of my hoarders."
"How much do you charge a week to
care for the babies J" was asked of ber.
"Two dollars," was the reply, "and I do
all their washing."
"Are th"T mostly the cliildren of work
ing women?"
"No, not all. Tb little one that died
was th dancht-er of a -wrmian that wa
never married, an3 i-be Ifrougfct it to me
to tioard."
"You spoke aut Insurant. Why do
you In.eure them?"
"So that when they di on my hands 1
cangivetbma de-rnt burial. Now, the
little on that w inkn awav was about
a yr and a hslf oi l, and th iienrnn?
on it amounted tooTwSJS. It cts rm'y
five ents a wek to !nt;r a t-abr. u 1 tb
amant to b rfHtel on its dath varif
with th are of tfc- child."
Fnrtfcer investigation showed thst thr
fs an agney in Cleveland at which bntry
icturancA ) on of-th 1raneb vi th.
iftm.T-sv C;r"nr r licd br tba
asrnt shwir.- tb i;?itn-n profits ma-l
on a ?njil invi !r?r n, Lit tr- Tub
iizhi Id: tb children CHinrd in Cin-
j tin ?, Cwrrlaad, Pavton sn J oth'T Cil
i U. TLtt run be n ;1 bt that tb j : rr-
crciL-iz.:ci cc.b;rd with th- t--.vcl;r:-
TARIFF STATISTICS.
The Report of the Chief of the Bureau
of Statistics. '
Wa&kx&uton, Djc. 7,Nimm, chief of tha
Bureau of Statijtios, has htuided to tha
Secretary of the Treasury las anmiial state
ment, fchowing the imjorts of merchandise,
with the rutfS of luty und amounts of duty
evicted. The rt port exhibits the result cf
tariff legislation n the Unites SUite f run
the organization of the government to ths
present time. It alM constitute u dijefct
of our tariff la v, with the results of JU
ulceration during :he la-t iiici year in detail.
It appear that the fcct uf
March ii, ISvl, reduced the average fci
valorem rates as follow: On iron
and ted manufactures, three and forty ona
hundredths ier Jevnt; on clothing xtocl"
eleven and eixtoen one-hundredtheper ciit;
cn exiinbing wujli eight and fifty-ve-n ons
hundredth ier evut: on manufactures cf
wool, two and twfuty-hix one-hundredth per
cent., and on mah uf act u res of silk, nine tnd
fifteen one-hundedths ir ctiiL The trt
mentioned vAo raixxi the average ad vaiorcia
rates as follows: On sugars, one and tix
tenthsper cent.; on manufactures of ejttcn,
two and fcixty-tivf one-hundredth ier cent.;
cm arthen and j china ware, fourteen and
nlty-feix one-hundredth ier cent; on spirits
ana wines, fourteen and ninety-two one
hundredths per cent; on malt liquors, ihrra
and one-twentieth per cent
- i :
Complimentary.
ltev. H.M.Joy, D. D., of this city, lectured
at Battle Crt-tk last week cion "Hie Hebrew
Law -(iiver." The Juurtuil, in eakintf of
his tfTort, say: "Tlie lecture dicplaytsl a
wealth of research and erudition, wldch,
with tlie f elictous pracitical application cf
the valuable range of thought fcuggestad,
caused it to pogress a rare merit Dr. Jo
added to his already high reputation as a
thinker and ?ieaker in our midst by his ef
fort last evening."
- "
A Sfrange Disease.
A etrange diseas? has broken out among
the horses in the bOutheateni counties of
Iowa, and bus progrejsed with alarming ra
pidity where it has appeared. The firt in
dication is a loss of appetite, from which the
horse grows weak and f ail without apparent
suffering till the death htruggle, when tLe
pain is intense. The Stat veterinary sur
geon has been urged to investigate tlie mys
terious disease.
Poisonous Head-Cheese.
After pai taking of a quantity of head
cheese Thomas' Kelly, wife, aud four child
ren, of Lafayette, were taken with purging
and vomiting, jind for a time their live were
despaired of, but they are couvalebcing. Two
members of the family did not est the cheese
and were not ailecUxL It is the opinion of
the doctors that the ioison came from medi
cine fed to hogs to prevent cholera.
A French Vision,
Palis, Dec. 7. Le Matin tt&tes thit
Messrs. Bennett and Macki y are at tlie head
of a syndicate which has been formed for
the purchia of Cuba. The amount to be
paid for the island is $1(X),(J.M,UJ. Germany,
it is nnderbtood, has a liand in the oieratioa.
Germany.
Beeux, Dec. 7. It is reported that Ger
many recently proposed to Kngland to de
feat the intemationality of tlie Niger region
in exchange for concesi'ions for Lnglish ag
grandizement in Egypt.
vomi:x wavh.
Mr. William H. Vanderbilt will give a ball
early in January.
Women serve as conductors on hone enra
in Valparaiso, Chili.
Wyoming papers a; that the supply cf
brides is not eual to the fall and winter de
mand. Tlie foreign papers announce an Imh
opera by Mrs. Paruell, mother of the Irirx
leader.
The University of Melbourne, Australia,
has graduated its tirft young lady bachelor
of arts.
A female college in Somerville, Texas, h"3
opened its doors to ktudeiiU of tlie sten:er
Fex also.
Not long since the University of Heidrl
berg, Germaay, was offered a gift of t!fC3
on condition that it would admit women Ut
its lecture's. It declined-
Mrs. Lowner, wife of Colonel Lowner, cf
Fort Totten, 1). T.. i said to be one of ths
bei-t tlioU in the States She has killed 114
prairie chickens thi falL
Brooklyn !lles have taken to howling r.s a
pastime: and they hate demonstrated that U
is oih!d to boul without l-cr, a feat whirh
men have heretofore considered imjoRfib!3.
Mrs. W. 8. Hoyt, daughter of the late Chi:?
Justice Chase, has noceful!y ctablicd
an industrial Kbool at lYUiarn Manor, wher
furniture, carving, clay and planter tnoJU
ing, tajKtry work, etc., are taught to be; a
and girls.
TRADt AND FINANCE.
Grand Rapids.
TxxroneK Ornca. Bcs. C
naAiF-Corn, Ofet. ZtfrZbr; rxtU C
WWKt: ClwniKm. 72; rl hiif !rT7, 74; tlc.i
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ynrrnAi)Vrrj-VMiTT. I 'bold;C3 O
retail; it'i.U wholJet (l rt&U; tl 1
dims, per ton, $16 (!) wbolwiJe, (1 (u rccl
MrKo. j"T ton. ill (O H u Uic it cz.
Ml aud f fd, pr ton, JJ (J wholesale; Cl l lZJ
cwt.
raovi nTo$tWf. pr fcid. nrxfe SO. Tc'i
In fiiV i). wrcv. Litijjt &T o ; n;H('ia, f '
tiU. Ihrwced h, 4 rii in. Tofk: Vr I 1
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