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THE ROAD TO HELL.
A MOVEMENT TO RLOCKADE IT. The iircat Vice of the AgeA Systematic Effort to Curtail It--Kev. William McKib bin si Leader in the Work-Interview vith Him by a "Globe" Reporter--How He Is Moving on the Kneemy's Works Parties Renting House* to Disreputable Persons Must Expel Them to Avoid Pres tations-A Chance for Startling Develop ments if the Work is Continued. For some time past rumors have been moie or less current that a systematic and vigorous movement would soon be inaugur ated in this city for the suppression of the Social Evil, and that all the appliances of the law as well as of public opinion would be invoked to effect the desired end. "With these rumors was connected the name of Rev. Wm. McKibbin, the faithful pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, as the earnest advocate, if not prime mover of the policy of suppression, and with the view of ascertaining the facts and circumstances thereof, a GLOBE representative visited that gentleman at hig residence on East Tenth street, yesterday afternoon. Mr. McKibbin was found at home, and received the man of news with the utmost courtesy and consider ation, and throughout the interview which followed, talked very freely and earnestly, as if his whole soul and heart were enlisted in the cause. After stating his object, the GLOBE repre sentative drew forth his note-book, and in augurated a reportorial inquisition, the sub stance and leading points of which are herewith submitted: liop.Mr. McKibbin, is there such a movement on foot, as that indicated? Mr. McKibbinYos, sir, there is. liep.What is the object of the movement? Mr. McKibbinThe object of the move ment is the evil not so much the persons engaged in it, as the evil itself. Rep.Then it is directed against certain property-holderspersons who let houses to pailies engaged in the pursuit? Mr. McKibbinYes sii it is the evil which it is proposed to suppress not the persecution of any parties. Hep.Have you served notices on any of them? Mr. McKibbinYes sir notifications have been sent to several parties asking if they were aware of the uses to which their prop erty was being put. Kep.What has been the response? Mr. McKibbinSeveral of the parties who admitted that they owned or controlled the property said they would get rid of their tenants. Only one party inti mated to the contrary. All the others expressed an entire willingness to co-operate with us. Kep.What are the chancas of success attending your movement? Mr. McKibbinIf the Council will say the law must be executed, it will be. But we have no quarrel with the city officials on ac count of the non-execution of the law in the past. Houses of this character have had here, a sort of prescriptive right. The city officials. I must say, have treated me with great courtesy, and, I am equally glad to say, have expressed themselves as perfectly will ing to carry out the law. The responsibility is thrown upon the Council. They have either to say that the law shall remain a dead let ter, or take the responsibility of seeing it executed. Our idea is to adhere to the law as it now stands. Whatever other changes may be necessary, will be a matter for future consideration. The law as it now stands can be executed in such a way as to suppress the evil. Kep.Is the movement of which you speak, the result of organizationof a so cietyreligious or otherwise? Mr. McKibbinIt is no organization. But I have been in consultation with various parties. My programme, and thus far I have been a representative in the matter, is to se cure stringent execution of the present law, and such modifications therein, as may be necessary, and then to organize a society such as they have in New Yorka society for the suppression of vice. The idea is of course, to prevent this being a spasmodic af fair. Kep.WThat, Mr. McKibbin. do you pro- pose doing with the inmates of these houses? Mr. McKibbinAs regards the women themselves, our idea is that the Magdalene Home, the House of the Good Shepherd and similar institutions in the city, would furnish the women temporary dwell ing-places, until they could secure homes elsewhereuntil they can get a chance to start in for a better life. Rep.You say you have served notices on various property ownerson how many? Mr. McKibbin.On some six or perhaps eight we have not served notice on two par ties whose premises, we suspect, but have no positive proof, are used for the purpose. Notices were served on two who informed XLS that they had nothing whatever to do with the property. This was, of course, a mistake on our part. Kep.Is the movement in which you are .engaged, general? By whom was it started? Mr. McKibbinThe movement was orig inated by myself, but it is intended to be generalto include everybody. Not to make it Protestant or Gentile, but to have it on the broad principles of moralityto gather together the moral sentiment of the com munity for the abatement of the evil without regard to religion or, indeed, politics, or other social distinction. Rep.Have yon fixed upon a time for the inauguration of preventive measures? Mr. McKibbinThere ought to be, and will be allowed a week or ten daysa reason able time to make the changes, notify their tenants, and to see that they remove in ac cordance with their requests. This, however, is not a matter to be determined by dates. One step may determine the commencement of another. i jjep,is there any thing else, Mr. McKib bin you would like to say? i Mr. McKibbin,There is one thing of in- 1 terest. For my part, I do not labor under the idea that this thing can be extinguished, nor may the movement we are engaged in have any great influence in keeping away men determined to go to such places, nor keep women so disposed, from finding them. But the making the thing an act of such great secrecy and stealth as characterizes the commission of other crimes, will have, in my judgment two advantages There is a class of women who have been seduced and led astray who under the iufluence of shame, strike for the centres where prostitution is public, and the avenues all openwhere the sense of shame, coupled with the fear of want, is likely to draw them into such places. This class, it* is well known, furnisV. a large proportion of the prostitutes all over the land. By the execution of the present law, to its fullest extent, these women would find greater difficulties in entering such places, and in attempting to do so, would naturally fall into the hands of the police, and lie by them returned to their friends, or sent to charitable or reformatory institutions. In either case a large proportion would be saved from leading lives of prostitutes. And again as regards women, it would reduce the possibility of inexperienced women being led astray by disreputable men and pievent them, being decoyed into houses of ill-fame. If overtaken by want, they would more likely fall into the hands of the police. They would thus be saved from entering into a life of that character. The other advantage is that women from 16 to 20 years of age would have the tempta tion to frequent such places, reduced to the minimum, on account of the secresy and stealth that it would be necessary to incur to visit such places. This movement is emi nently one for the benefit of the rising gen eration. Kex).Would not a strict enforcement of the law have the effect of spreading the evil instead of confining it to certain localities? Mr. McKibbenA great deal has been said in reference to the disadvantages of the scattering of these women to rooms and localities through the city. In reference to this it can be said the whereabouts of these people can be readily discovered by the police through the neighborhood reputation which these houses always acquire. The legal evidence of their character can be ob tained by raids upon them, by what is tech nically called '-pulling the houses," by detail ing officers to watch the premises, and by being able to prove that men are in the habit at all hours of the night of coming and go ing. In this way, and by other means, the chaiacter of the houses could be easily established in the Municipal Court. Kep.Have jou any idea of the number of these women, and how many houses are occupied? Mr. McKibbinYes, we know those who occupy their own premises and those who rent. Thechief of police knows of 14 or 15 whom he hasn't legal evidence to convict. In notifying the owners of the premises, we have included those only the character of whose tenants could be readily proven. Mr. McKibben here gave an instance of a party, who was without doubt engaged in the business, but who was so sharp that the police could prove nothing against her. Of course no notice was served upon her for this reason. Kep.You think then that the remedy for the evil lies in the strict enforcement of the law? Mr. McKibbinMy conviction is that if the Common Council will once let it be known, that the law will be executed according to its letter and spirit, thiough complaints upon general fame or reputation, or through judicious night raids, anything but a very secret prosecution of the business will be too perilous for all parties male and female, to be profitable. In view of the fact that this system of practical license has been in operation for years, I am of the conviction that the respon sibility for its continuance in its present form, must rest very largely with the Com mon Council. Such officers of the city gov ernment as I have talked with, have ex pressed perfect willingness to carry the law into effect as soon as requested so to do by the Common Council. Rep.You find the property owners gen erally willing then, to co-operate with you? Mr. McKibbinYes, with perhaps a single exceptionthat of a party who, when noti fied, talked as if the property was not good for anything else and that he would have to get out of it whatever he could. During the interview, Mr. McKibbin readily answered all questions put by the GLOBE representative, and seemed anxious that a proper and becoming expression might be conveyed of the sincerity and earnestness of purpose of the duty he had imposed upon himself. Of course, in the conversation much was said as to specific details, that if published would tend to retard rather than advance the movement, and is for this reason omitted but enough it is believed, is here given to show that one of the most vigorous and determined on slaughts ever instituted in any city against the social evil is on the eve of its inaugura tion here. To make the matter complete the notice spoken of above to the property owners, is herewith appended, and is as fol lows ST. PAUL, Jan, 24, 1878. DEAR SIB:Are you aware that No. street, of which you are (owner or agent) is be ing used by its occupant (Mrs. or Miss) as a house of prostitution? All doubt as to this fact will be dispelled by reference to the rec ords of the Municipal court of this city and to Chief of Police King. Arrangements are being made for using the entire police, however, of the city nd county in suppressing this evil. Those who knowingly lease their property for this purpose as well as the keepers of these houses will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. May we count upon your co-opera tion in having them removed from the houses under your care. Respectfully, etc., WM. MCKIBBIN. A gentleman who is a policy holder of one of the demoralized life companies now wishes he had turned a "deaf ear" to the agent's tale of 'enormous dividends" and had procured his policy of the New England Mutual, of Boston, a company whose quiet, steady growth under conservative management, has convinced him that this was the-company to have chosen then, and that he will insure with it now. There are many others who should think and act likewise. This favorite company is represented by J. Watson, General Agent, 70 E. Third street. VOLUME I. ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 27, 1878. Don't forget the great sale of Dry Goods by the assignee of Schafex & Eorfhage. Pure Old Bye Whisky and Bock Candy at Donnelly's, No. 10 Wabashaw. HAYES' MINIONS. SCREEN PRESIDENTIAL THIEVES. State Authorities of Louisiana While Serv ing a State Writ Defied by the U. S. MarshalThe Officers Arrested and V. S. Mar nes Called in to Help Complete the OutrageOnly Prevented by the Hesi tancy of U. S. CourtsHis Fraudulency Appealed to by His Hirelings for Support. [NOTE.The introduction to the following dispatch was lost in transmission. It appears, however, from the tenor of that received, that the old conflict between the National and State government has been revived through the act of the U. S. Marshal and his deputies, who have taken it upon themselves to refuse admit tance of the State officers to the Custom House in search of J. Madison Wells, indicted by a State grand jury, with other members of the Returning Board, for illegal acts in connection with the elections of 1876.ED.] NEW ORLEANS, La., Jan. 26.At one o'clock Sheriff Houston, who had been in the custom house for several hours, learning that a deputy marshal had been put in charge of the collector's office, which was locked and bolted, proceeded to the main doors of the office, and there informed the marshal and deputy collector Tomlinson, that he had a warrant to execute against Wells & Cd., whom he had good reason to believe were confined in the room, and he desired admittance. This was refused, whereupon sheriff who was accompanied by two deputies, stated that he would force an entrance. Mr. Tomlinson then summoned the chief deputy marshal who proceeded to the door of the collector's office, and there ordered the sheriff and assistants as well as the crowd that had gathered to dis band. The sheriff refused to leave stating that he was determined to execute the writ of the court at all hazards or be arrested in the attempt. Sheriff Houston then slightly advancing deputy marshal Wurzburger laid hands upon him and claimed him and his deputies as prisoners. The sheriff and party submitted to arrest and were taken before Judge Billings: sitting in United States circuit court, but the latter said he had nothing to do with the matter as the parties had not been arrested by virtue of any process from his court Mr. Wurzburger then took the prisoner before United States Commissioner Lane where he stated the case, when Lane requested him to reduce the subject matter to an affidavit. Great excitement prevails about the custom house. Mr. Tomlinson, the collector's correspond ing secretary, made affidavit before Commis sioner Lane against Houston for resisting a custom house officer, and sent for the com mander of the revenue cutter and a detach ment of marines, ordering them to be sta, tioned at his door, through which a passage had to be effected to reach the collector's office. i Gen. Shelden and Mr. Dolerven, appeared before Commissioner Lane, and denying the jurisdiction of his court, asked for Houston's release. Mr. Gurley, assistant district at torney, asked for a continuance till Monday. Lane refused any continuance,but discharged Houston on his own recognizance, who is understood to have immediately dispatched a subordinate to bring an armed posse to force an entrance to the custom house. The entrance to the collector's office is patrolled by armed marines from the revenue cutter John A. Dix. They are as a United States marshals force and under command of Gen. Wharton. A report that an attorney for the return ing board had made a motion before JuHge Billings for a writ of certiorari is not true. At the adjournment of court Judge Billings stated that no such motion had been made. It is understood that the reason why it was not made was a certainty in the minds of the attorneys that it would be refused. 1 Deputy Marshall Warzarbergen, states that the Marshall did not send for the reve nue marines, but that Mr. Towlinson, who made the affidavit, placed them at the collec tor's door and turned them over to him say ing: ''Mr- Marshall, I now turn these men over to you." The commanding of the ma rines, Ensign Beckwith, would only state that he was there with his force as a mar shal's posse. General Sheldon ridiculed the "sacred soil" idea, and thinks Marshall Wurzburger liable under the state law for obstructing a state peace officer in the legiti mate discharge of his duty. LATEB. Sheriff Houston, it appears, from state ments of his deputy, is in the marshal's of fice in conference with Gen. Wharten, and will probably proceed to make the arrests as soon as the conference is ended. The sheriff is said to be acting under the direction of Attorney-General Ogden in his conference with Marshal Wharton, and they are report ed to have agreed to submit the crisis,by tel egraph, to Washington for settlement. It is possible that Houston has only agreed to postpone action until Marshul Wharton can obtain instructions from the department of justice. THE MINIONS CLAIM. Col. Tomlinson, deputy collector, claims that, as acting custodian of the building, he had the right to call men from the Gen. Dix, they being under the control of the collector, and belonging to the custodian's service, al though wearing navy uniforms. He says the sheriff was about to force the door of the private office of the collector, and that he, Tomlinson, only protected the public property. There would be no objection, if the sheriff had been able to make the arrest without injuring the public property. He called upon the marshal for assistance, after having sent for eight sailors and placed them as a posse under the marshal. CONFERENCE AGBEEMENT. District Attorney Lacy says he advised the marshal to prevent execution of the writs inside the building until further in struction. At a conference between Assist ant Attorney Egan, United States District Attorney Lacy, Sheriff Houston and Marshal Wharton, it was agreed that the ttatu quo should be maintained until telegraphic advices were received from Washington. The sheriff still keeps his men around the custom house building. Prominent Republi cans say two of the men wanted are not in the custom hoHse, but went upon a fishing excursion. Wells is said to be one of the fishing party. aj THE REPORT TO WASHINGTON. _*" NKW OBLEANS, Jan. 26.The following was telegraphed to Washington: New Orleans, Jan. 26.To Hon. Charles Devens, Attorney General U. S., Washington Four persons, J. Madison Wells, Thos. C. Anderson, G. Casenave and D. M. Kenner, who are under an icformation for felony under the laws of the State, forfeited their recognizances, and have, I am informed, ta ken shelter in the custom house of this city. Warrants for their arrests are in the hands of the sheriff, and he went with writftto arrest them. Understanding that they were shut up in a room of the building, he was about to force an entrance for the purpose of arresting them, when he was himself a-rested, as I am informed, upon an affidavit that he threatened to open the door by force. I am not aware of any cession of exclusive jurisdiction in this building, nor of any law that would give immunity to offenders against the State law within its walls. Please inform me whether the general government has authorized or will sanction this conduct. (Signed) H. H. OGDEN. Attorney General, La. THE WASHINGTON BEPLT. About 10 o'clock to-night Marshal Whar ton received an answer to his dispatch from the Attorney General, instructing him not to interfere with the execution of writs of the State courts. WELLS ESCAPES. Sheriff Houston was notified and found Anderson, Kenner and Cassanave in the col lector's office, from whence they were taken to the parish prison, where they will remain till they furnish new bonds in $5,000 each. Wells was not in the custom house, but was seen on the morning train of the Mobile road. It is believed he is still in the State and will surrender Monday and furnish bonds at once. CHICAGO WHISKY CASES. Difference Between the Case or Jake Rehm and that of Roelle Junker. WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.The following statement regarding the Roelle-Junker case as made by authority from the treasury de partment. Counsel for Roelle, Junker and Ford, the Chicago whisky conspirators, state in their published letter to the attorney general, in substance that their clients stand as to suits against them precisely as Jacob Rehm stood with regard to the prosecutions against him. The facts in the two cases are entirely different. These men were distillers of whisky, and had property which was seized as forfeited to the government, and pending the suits relate entirely to the for feiture of that property, and not for the punishment of the parties. llehm was not a distiller or rectifier of spirits and no property of his was seized for forfeiture. He was indicted with about thirty others under section 544 of the revised statutes for conspiring to defraud the United States and for doing certain acts to effect the object of conspiracy. He was promised such immunity as the court should think proper for the offenses described in the in dictment if he would turn State's evidence, which he did, and he was not released from punishment, but was sentenced to a fine of ten thousand dollars and imprisonment for two years, and actually remained in prison for three months, and paid a fine of $1,000 when he was pardoned. Penal suits were also brought against him to enforce a penalty which would subject him to a penalty of of $5,000, and imprison ment for 3 years, for two precise acts descri bed in the indictment upon which ho had already been sentenced, and these were pen ding after he had suffered his imprisonment and paid his fine. It was not only because Rehm had fully performed his agreement to testisy against his co-conspirators and had pleaded guilty to the crime and suffered fine and imprison ment therefor, but because he was now pro secuted for precisely the same acts for which he had already suffered, that he was dischar ged by the provision of the constitution, that no person shall be subject for the same of fence, to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb, which applied to his case and entitled him to be released from the second accusation. Rolle, Junker and Ford were distillers of whisky. They were prosecuted for crime and their whisky was seized as forfeited. They turned State's evidence and received full immunity for their criminal acts, being subjected to no fine or imprisonment what ever. They now ask to have their whisky, which was forfeited to the government, re stored to them, and this the Attorney Gen eral and Secretary of the Treasury very prop erly decline to do. This proceeding is against the whisky and not against the men. Any lawyer, except counsel for whisky conspirators, would readily see the difference between the two GENERAL RUSK. Arrival at Madison to Look after His ConfirmationThe Sentiment Running Strong Against Him. [Special Telegram to THE GLOBE.] MADISON, Jan. 26.General Rusk, in re sponse to telegrams, arrived this evening, direct from Washington, and in company with Senator Andrews, held an interview with Governor Smith. The General says he was not an applicant for the position, and that his nomination was a complete surprise. In answer to an inquiry he stated that he had not agreed upon any plan of action, and should not until he looked the matter over very thoroughly. Gen. Rusk is very much surprised at the disfavor with which his name is received, and with the course of the State Journal, which has a long editorial bearing strongly against his confirmation. Most of the Senators have gone home to spend the Sunday, and consult with their constituents. From all accounts coming through the State press and otherwise, it looks as if they would return heartily set against his confirmation. Gen. Rusk looks warlike, but at the same time, when he sees the enemy so strongly intrenched he may conclude to request Governor Smith to with draw his name. Brought Home to Answer for His Crime. [Special Telegram to the Globe.] WINONA, Minn., Jan. 26.Detective Miller returned to-day from Kansas, having in cus tody W. J. Horon, a young man only twen ty-one, son of W. J. Horon, who lives seven miles from Kellogg. The prisoner is charged with forgery and swindling, having victimized parties here in Wabasha to the tune of several hundred dollars. On the way here he made a desperate attempt to escape by jumping from the car window, but was recaptured, and is now in jail. *V^ ^-i^ V/*^" te EUB0PEAN WAE. ARMISTICE NOT YET SIGNED. Terms Reported to Turkish Parliament Russian Advance ContinuedWar Dem onstrations in GreeceEngland Snubbed by Germany-Indi cations that a Supple mentary Vote Will be Had in the British Parliament. NO NEWS OF AN ABMISTICE. CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 26.The Porte has received no news of an armistice having been signed. The Russian headquarters, accompanied by the Turkish plenipotentarie?, have left Kezanlik, continuing their advance. The foreign ambassadors are still unac quainted with the Russian conditions of peace, but they were communicated to-day to the Turkish parliament at a secret sitting. FBANCE MOVING. PAWS, Jan. 26.The newspapers have semi-official intelligence announcing the Rus sian conditions of peace, including the open ing of the straits to Russian war-ships. This concession is granted by Turkey. Waddington, minister of foreign affairs, has sent 10.(XK) francs to Constantinople to relieve the distress of refugees. The French government has ordered two advice boats to proceed to Constantinople. The commander of the French ironclad at Smyrna has been ordered to hold himself in readiness to protect French subjects in Con stantinople if necessary. GEBMANY SNUBS ENGLAND. BERLIN, Jan. 26.The North German Gazette, reviewing the proceedings in the English Parliament, says: We note the ter mination of the English episode of inter vention, which ended as quickly as it begun, with the greatest satisfaction, especially as it afforded a fresh opportunity of proving the unshakeable understanding between the three imperial powers. All machinations, aiming directly or indirectly at undermining the alliance of the three Emperors, which is a most effectual guarantee of European peace, are again frustrated in this phase of the crisis by the loyalty of Russia, who re mained in intimate communication with Austria throughout, and by Austria's firm adherence to its former eastern policy. BUSSIA PREPARING FOB PEACE. ST. PETEBSBUBG, Jan. 26.The tiolox has an important inspired article suggesting the measures to retrieve Russia's financial posi tion after the war. It concludes by advo cating partial disarmament and says, even if such a course is not decided upon by the con ference for the whole of Europe, Russia might adopt it with impunity considering her admirable veteran army inured to war by the difficult campaign. The total Rus sian losses in Europe to January 5th, were 80.435 men. SEBVIA*S CLAIMS. BELGBADE, Jan. 26.Prince Tzrelesleff has arrived at Nisch from Russian headquarters on a mission respecting Servia's claims. GBEECE TAKING THE OFFENSIVE. LONDON, Jan. 26,A special despatch from Chaleis, Greece, says the transport of troops, artillery and ammunition, to the frontier is proceeding vigorously. Every thing indicates immediate hostilities. All the infantry have left for Liami. Great en thusiasm prevails. ATHENS, Jan. 26,News of the conclusion of peace caused great consternation. The chamber of Deputies suspended their public sittings, large crowds parade the streets making demonstrations in favor of war. The crowd was dispersed by troops. Several police were Injured by stones. It is feared this manifestation will lead to serious distur bances. VIENNA, Jan. 26.Political correspondence: An Athens dispatch says the Crete sitting of Chamber is being held to-day for the pur pose of taking important resolutions on the foreign policy despite the news of an armis tice. The Hellenic government intends, if it obtains assent of the Chamber to actively support the insurrection in Hessaly and Crete. ATHENS, Jan. 26.9:30 p. m.The de monstration has assumed a grave aspect. The crowd exceeding 10,000 in number marched to the residences of the ministers, Deligicongis, Trecoupis, Zamis, Coumoundou res and Deyannis where they broke in win dows and committed other excesses. They fired revolvers during which three persons were wounded and killed. The crowd then proceeded to the palace, and the king har rangued them and said the circumstances were painful for the nation. Nobody loved the country more than he but it was indis pensable to remain calm. The troops subse quently dispersed the crowd. POWEBS SUSPICIOUS. LONDON, Jan. 26.Trustworthy advices from Vienna indicate that Austria also had begun to look for something more tangible than a general assurance of Russia's good intentions, and had taken steps to obtain at least a formal diplomatic pledge that the in terests of that monarchy should suffer no detriment. The communications exchanged are said to have shown a more earnest desire than ever on the part of Russia to maintain the good understanding hitherto prevailing, and it is believed the present exchange of views will lead to a satisfactory issue. Germany also, according to a special dis patch from Berlin, has, within a few days, warned Russia afresh that the terms of peace must be submitted to the powers for ap proval. EARL DERBY. The Earl of Derby has not been at the foreign office for two days. His health is said not to be as good as at the beginning of the week. He is transacting the business of his department at his private residence. It is believed his resignation, which was ten dered in consequence of the orders to the fleet to proceed to the Dardanelles, has since been withdrawn. It is also thought the government will not deem it necessary to ask for a supplementary estimate, and that a statement to that effect Monday will accom pany the announcement of the conclusion of an armistice. If the vote is persisted in, in the face of Turkey's acceptance of the Rus sian conditions, it will be opposed by the Liberals by all the means in their power. PKEMATUBE BEJOIOTNG. GALLTPOLI, Jan. 26, 3:50 p. M.Gnus are firing a heavy^alute at the Dardanelles. The English fleet is coming. LATKBAdmiral Hornby took the fleet up NUMBER 13. tD the mouth of the Dardanelles, wher at the telegraph station he received the coun termand. He did not therefore proceed to the forts, but returned to Besika Bay. THE srx MILLIONS. LONDON. Jan. 26.It is said that the six millions to be asked from Parliament will be apportioned as follows Three million to the army, two millions to the navy and one mil lion to contingencies. TEXASPACiFICEAILEOAD Tom Scott, Before the House Committee, in Favor of the enterprise. WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.Arguments in the Pacific railway question were resumed this morning before the House committee on Pa cific railroads. Mr. Storrs having finished his statement of the legal points upon which, the Southern Pacific of California desired the right to build through to El Paso. GOT. J. C. Brown. Vice President of the Texas and Pacific road discussed fully the broad general questions which had governed the policy of the government in aiding in the construction of commercial highways. The Texas Pacific, he said, had built already 44ft miles of road without a dollar of aid from the government, and justice required an ex tension of the aid asked by it as the Union and Central Pacific companies had received $54,000,000 of bonds and 53,000,000 acres of land Northern Pacific 47,000,000 acres and the Texas and Pacific only 18,000,000 acres, no portion of which could the latter receive until after it built a thousand miles through Texas. Thos. A. Scott, President of the Texas & Pacific R. R. Co., briefly reviewed the grounds upon which government aid was asked, and the advantages which the govern ment and people would secure through a competing line. He showed that at the pres ent prices of labor and material, and ability to market the bonds at par, which would be secured by government endorsement of the interest therein, the whole amount of the annual interest to be paid out of the earnings of the line, would be less than two million dollars, while the present trans-continental railway has to earn more than four timea that amount. He further claimed that un der the plan proposed interest would be paid every six months by the Texas Pacific Co., while the sinking fund would gradually re deem the principal, and leave the road ulti mately without debt. That under the powers reserved to the goverment to regulate rates so as to take care of the actual capital, these rates would be annually reduced to the great benefit of the government and the people, and the government alone would save three millions yearly by building the road, more than the interest on the buiidis if it never earned a cent. Mr. Scott claimed that the Central Pacific Company had no intention to build the line to compete against themselves, but merely offered to build the road to prevent its con struction. They were not lxiund to build a mile, and if their bill passed could simply sit still six years, and during that time mo nopolize the entire traffic across the conti nent, and tax it as enormously as they were doing now. Without any action the the Texas Pacific Company had spent sixteen million dollars in good faith, and had it not have been for the panic of 1873, would have had the whole line nearly completed by this time, and under the aid proposed would complete it by the year '82. Mr. Scott closed with a strong appeal to the committee to look at the question, not in the light of technicalities, but on the broad ground of the interest of the whole country, and expressed his conviction that every member of Congress who aided in securing this great highway on a basis just to the people and the interests of the government, as a competing line between the two oceans, would in after years regard it as one of the proudest achievements of his political life. The committee then adjourned until Tues day, when the arguments will be concluded. LIGHTNING GLOBULES. A fire at Townson, Md., yesterday morning, caused a loss of $35,000 insured. The New York Pont says, Youngs, Smith & Co., sugar importers, have obtained an extension from their creditors, and will pay their obligations in installments of 15 per cent. Total amount of the firm's acceptances $260,000. Mr. Stewart, Radical, has been elected member of the House of Commons for Greenock. Joseph Warner Henley, member for Oxfordshire, has resigned in consequence of old age. The hearing at Hartford in regard to the appointment of a receiver for the Charter Oak life insurance company has been post poned to Feb 23d. The failure of Howard, Snelling & Co., coal dealers, of Boston, was for $175,000, of which $13,000 was owed in Philadelphia. The firm claim nominal assets, sufficient to cover their indebtedness. A London telegram announces the death of Dr. Doran, the author. The Pope's condition is worse. He kept his bed to-day, and did not partake of any nourishment. ACQUITTED AND MARRIED, Happy ending of sensational Trial. Jan Murder AUBUBN. N. Y., Jan.. 26 Edmond J. Hopping, on trial during the week for the murder of Philip Proudfit at Mount Sterling in July last, was acquitted, and half an hour after the verdict had been given was married The jury assisted at the ceremony as whV nesses. Proudfit, having seduced Hoppings* sister, fled the country, but afterwards retur ned, and going into the store where Hopping wasemployed, tauntingly said '-You've lived through it haven't you? "Hopping seized a base ball club and struck Proudfit on the head. Dr- Hugh Proudfit, uncle of the man killed, and who attended him, was a witness on the trial and died suddenly yesterday. Spanish Protectorate for San Domingo. HAVANA, Jan. 25, via Key West.The ru mor that Spain will sign a treaty with San Domingo at the end of this month, assuring a protectorate over that island, causes great excitement in San Domingo and Hayti, and serves to increase the unpopularity of Presi dent Bolz. The rumor is somewhat strength ened by the appointment of New Spanish. Consuls at several parts of the Dominffan Republic Don't forget the great sale of Dry Goods hf the assignee of Scaafer & Korfhage.