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TUey Can't Specify What Thoy Want to
Mad Out-A Blight Insight Into the
Orwokednessof Consul Sewavd--A Man of
Varied Accomplishment* in Monetary
WHlt*w--lli)T(xa I'aciflc HuiU*.
WAHJTHOTON, Dec. 21.Chairrnau Toller, of
tins Senate committee appointed ondor the
Blaine resolution, reported that he was nimble
to furnish Blaine with a copy of the resolution
requesting him to suppl.y tha committee with
specifications regarding the matters to be in
ventigated. A re,olti'ion was then adopted re
questing Btnator Thnrman to give the commit
tee any fa't in his possession. The committee
agreed to hold future sessions with open doors,
and adjonrned to Jau. ll)th.
GltEK.NBBACKH AH OOOD AB OOLD.
"/ASKING TON, Dec. 21Tnt* secretary of the
tewisury has issued circular to customs offi
cers Authorizing them to leceive, after the 1st
of January, Unitrxl States notes as well as gold
mnnft andhtandaid silver dollars in pajnient
o duties on import*.
Tbfl KcTvcrd inve-itigaling committer -Aaa
acfoMOTi to-day, and Chairman Springer ^aid
ttao qn^ition nether Rr Weird nhould be request
ed to obey the subpoena duces tecum and produce
the books, papers and vouchers called for would
remain undecided antil the House re-assombled.
Lemifi, consular cletk at Shanghai, who had
aharge of the book in *hi was kept the ac
ooant known an the scimin's fund, testified
that all through his seivicc an addition of 5 per
oont. to disbursements waB charged against
the government under instructions of Seward,
who said it v. is designed to cover the loss by
exchange. At one time the percentage was in
creased to 2C, but Acting Suretary of
State Conger reduced the percentage
to C, and requested the reimbursement
of the differences. Witness also testified to
his refusal to sign a quarterly voucher for
fSOO for 8Crvices
in the consular postoffice, on
tfic ground that he haH worked a very short
timo. The explanation given of this was that
while witness' sil.uy in the consulate was
$9,200, bii nominal salary as consual clerk was
only $1,000, and the difference was made up
either out of the postolfice fund or else Sew
ard's own pocket. Witness specified two mort
gages aggregating some $15,000 Seward had
taken about the time there was the largest
balance on hand from the seaman's fund. Sew
srxl was also the owner of forty or fifty Chinese
houses in Shanghai, the cjgregat cost of which
could not exceed $5,01)0. Beward was
leasee of the consular building at Shanghai, and
sublet it to the government at S3,600, whereas
an equally commodious building could be ob
tained at a much has r.ite. Witness, af tor de
Boribing the books, at the consulate in which
the daily transactions vere enteTed, was pro
ceeding to ptate how he went to look for them
in the left of the consular building, wheie the
old books and documents and other rubbish
were kept, and learnt from the Chinaman
who had the key ot the loft what had become
ol them, but before he ronld finish the story,
JHemck, ot counsel, obji cted, on the ground
that the testimony \v is hearsay, therefore in
competent. After a long discussion the chair
man overruled the objection, assigning as one
reason that the h.id been bad
faith on the part of Seward rnd his counsel
withdrawing these b( oka while ono ot the ex
press conditions on which if had been contin
ued was that these books should be produced.
Merrick and \shton resented the charge of bad
faith, and claimed th it the books were private.
An appeal from the decision of the chair was
taken by Bnndy the committee sustained the
appeal. Yeas, Rayne. Bnndy and Dnnnell
nays. Dean and Wavham. The chairman later
modified the remark which had given offiense
to a "violation of whit, in hiB judgment, was
the understanding." The reporter was directed
to omit all allnsion to unpleasantness. Ad
joornci till Monday.
Tha Congressional commission upon the
Washington monument met at tho executive
mansion thin afternoon. Tho resolutions of
Storey advocating the plan snejorestpd by him
elf were read. The communications will bo
transmitted to Congre^-i. It is understood the
ootnmiBsion regaid unfavorably any change in
the plan of the monnment at this day
""111 TB"C4.S PAOIFICL
The Texis Picific railway comptnybas filed
an answer to the bill lecently filed in tho su
preme court ot tbis district, intended to restrain
the company from disposing of the stock and
property of the Memphis & Bl Paso company.
The answer denim* to (he jurisdiction of the
court on the ground that the Texas Pacific
officers are not usidentsof this district that
it has no place of hnsineps here, and can prop
erly be sued only in States and territories where
its road is located and officers reside.
The unique Japanese v.aie at Merrill'?.
Indina Affaiis in Washi gton Territory.
8*N FRANSCWO, Dec. 21.Portland dispatch:
Gov. Terry, of Washington Territory, has been
cloiseted with Gen. Howard in this city, consid
ering tho alarming state of affairs va. the east
am part of the terntoiy, and the suspicions at
titude of Chief Atoses and his band. 8teps
have been taken to secure the safety of settlers.
Two companies of inf mtry and two of cavalry
will be dispatched to Kittittos Valley as soon
as possible. A post will bu established near
Sttensburg. Camp Hainey will bo abandoned,
and the troops there Rtationed *t the new
That Ja-Ke-Do-ii ware at Merrill's,
SAN FEANOI'CO, Deo. 21.The charges of libel
preferred by C. C. O'Donnell, member of the
constitutional convention, jpainst the proprie
tors of the Chn/nuU, came up lor examination
to-day in the criminal court.
The examination of the charges of libel pre
pared by Wm. L. Reed, of Placerville, a juror
in the hbel case of Congressman Pago against
the Ohtonirtt aed the proprietors of the Call
and Bulletin, commenced the police court to
.Elegant toilet sett at Merrill's.
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 21.Tho grand jnry of
the United States circuit court has indicted R.
W. Arnold, Henty Birdson and J. S. Ellis for
riolation of the election laws in ejecting Peter
Robinson, United States supervisor of election,
from voting precincts at Warerly atation, Sna
What beantiful children's books ai Merrill's.
The Captured OUeyeiiues.
ST. Louia, Deo. 21.A Topeka, Kan., dispatch
says: In response to the demand made by the
governor of Kansas, the authorities at Wash
ington have ordered the captured Cheyenne In
dians to Fort Leavenworth, with a view to
identifying those guilty of outrages in the
States, that such may he turned over to the
civil authorities of Kansas for trial, and the
remainder returned to their agency in the In
Snch pretty velvet picture frames at MerriU'B,
Kirns Himself Again.
SAM 3?RANCISOO, Deo. 21.it Oakland Park,
to-day, Rarus trotted the first heat in 2:14 the
second heat, with running mate, in 2:14
Autograph albums at Merrill's.
Millinery Trade Failure.
NEW YORK, Doc. 21.Baravis & Co., dealers
in wholesale millinery goods, have made an
assignment, giving preference for $35,000.
Demise of Congressman Williams, of
MichiganA Brief Sketch of His Life
The Peaceful Death of Bayard Taj lor
Other Mortuary Matters.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.Representative Alphe
us 8. Williams died shortly after 4 o'clock this
morning. His remains will leave to-morrow,
in charge of a Congressional committee, for
DETROIT, Deo. 21.Telegraphio advices from
Washington report that General Williams,
Democratic Representative in Congress from
the First district, which included this city,
died at 4 o'clock this morning. The announce
ment, although not unexpected, is received
with regret by all. The remains, under escort
of a delegation of*Congressmen, leaves Wasb-
mgtonexpected for Detroit at 7 o'clocklatthis evening,
to reach here to-morro
night or early Monday morning. The city hall
and other flags are displayed at half mast in
memory the dead General. The date of the
funeral is not yet announced.
Mr. Williams was born at Saybrook, Connec
ticut, September 20. 1S10 graduated at Yale
College in 1831 wdb a student in the Yale Law
school in 1832 and 1833, traveled in Europe
1814, 1835 andlSib removed to Michigan in
1836, and commenced the practice of law was
judge of probate court for Wayne county, 1840-
'14 alderman of Detroit in 184'1 and recorder
of the city in 1814 was proprietor and editor
of the Detroit Jjrnly Advertiser in 1843-48
was lieutenant colonel of th First Michigan
volunteer infantry regiment in the Mexi
can war, 1847-4S was postmaster of
Detroit, 1849-'5^ was a racmbpr of the
Detroit board of education 1856-'57 entered
the union army by appointment of the
Fiesident as bugadier general of volunteers in
August, 1861 commanded the twelfth corps in
the battles of South Mountain, Ant letam and
Gettysburg, and the twentieth corps in the
Riege of Atlanta, on Sherman's "march to the
sea," and in the campaign of theCirohuas, and
mnstered out ot service in January, 1866
was appointed in August, 1866, by the Presi
dent, one of the commissioners to adjust the
military claims ot Miuri was the Demo
cratic candidate for 'o/ernor November,
1866 was minister resident to the republic of
Salvador, 1866-'69 was elected to the torty
fouith Congress, and was re-elected to the
forty-fifth Congress as a Democrat, receiving
14,471 votes against 12,417 votes for Henry M.
Daffield, Republican, and 1,736 for John V.
Renkle, Greenback candidate.
The funeral of Representative Williams will
take place to-morrow morning. Gen. Sherman
and staff will be present. All the regulars in
the district and the Washington light infantry
will lorm an escort. Representatives Hubbell.
Willets. Cannon, Aiken, Mayhew, Dickey and
BOSTON, Deo. 21.Doctor Loewe Kalb, a phy
sician and old friend of Baj ard taylor, giveB
the following acoount of his death: Abont
1:30 p. M. the patient, who was compelled to
pass the previous cdty and night an arm
chair, asked to be permitted to sleep in an out
stretched position. Alter about two hours he
awoke, but lived only a short lime and very
soon closed his eyes forever.
DETROIT, Deo. 21.Solomon Gardner, the
well known steamboat and vesael owner, died
at his residence in this city last night.
Martineau'a History ol England at Merrill's.
St. Louis Bridge Organization.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 21.The St. Louis Bridge
company, referred to yesterday in these dis
patches, have perfected their organization by
electing Solon Humphreys, of New York, pres
ident: Ev W. Woodward, St. Louis, v1Ce
:mKi. J. no nwuiubuuiH i vrcviu, *_ oi JJUUI H, vice
the Monumental Rtxiiety favoring the alter- President Edwar.dJ. Walsh, Jr.. of St. Louis,
attou of the plan, and the letter from W. W. 8
Bancroft's History of
the United States at
NEW YORK, Dec. 21.Arrived, the steamship
City of Montreal, and Bnttanic from Liver
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 21.Arrived, the steam
ship Nedtiland, from Antwerp.
Hume's History of England at Merrill's.
Uoing Into Moui-ning.
OTTAWA, Ont., Dec. 21.The Official Gazette
says the court will go into mourning until Jan
Knight's, History of England at Merrill's.
A Little Boy Accidentally Kvllx Hinutelf.
TLitchfield News Ledger.
Last Monday morning Mr. and Mrs. C. O.
Porter left this place for St. Paul and Min
neapolis to be gone three or fonr days, leav
ing their little son, Archie, between 6 and
8 years old, with Mr. DeOoster's family until
their return. Tuesday, about 1 o'clock, the
little fellow started from Mr. DeOoster's les
idence to go over to Mr. Spooner's
to play with his little boy. When
he had been ont but a moment,
Mr. DeOoster's little girl, 3 years
of age, who was watching out of the window,
informed her mother that Archie was down
and could not get up. Mrs. DeOoster went
ground, and immediately carried^ hi:m in,
THE ATLANTIC CABLE HAS BEEN
VERY BUSY AT THE BUSINESS.
A Batch of News of No Special-Interest
to Anybody-Further Reports of the
Distress in EoplandThe Flight of the
Ameer of Afghan istan ConfirmedA
Freezing Reception Accorded to the
New Italian Premier.
WTLL OB3EBVE THE TREAT?.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dee. 21.The sultan, re
ceiving Carotheodori Pasha, the now minister
of foreign affairs, urges him to push forward
all negotiations in connection with the treaty
of Berlin, as he was determined to strictly ob
serve all its stipulations. He especially indi
cated Bosnia and the Novi Bazar convention.
DISTRESS OF ENGLISH WORKWOMEN.
LONDON, Dec. 21.The employers in the
manufactured iron trade of North England
claim before arbitrators five per cent, reduction
in consequence of the depression of business.
The men claim that the price of labor is lower
than in the past twenty years. Newspapers
continue to publish accounts of dibtres*
throughout tho country, which the authorities
and private citizens are endeavoring to relieve.
THE AMFER'S PLIGHT.
LONDON, Dec 21.-Th viceroy of India tele
graphs that Major Cavagnari confirms the news
that the ameer ha Bed from Cabal to Tnrke
Htail. Yakoob Kahn was left at Cabul. The
ameer had lost nearly all control and his sol
diers were deserting.
LONDON, Dec. 21.The amount of bullion
gone MIto tho bank of England on balance to
day is 122,000.
Four members of tho stock exchange have
been expelled and two suspended for unfair
dealings in bank shares.
A FBPEZINO RHCEPTION.
ROME, Dec. 21.-Depretis, the new Italian
premier, made a
the acoident. Upon examina
tion Dr. Kennedy discovered that the little
fellow -was shot just below tb.9 brea9t bone,
the ball entering the stomach. Then, for
the first time, it was discovered that Mr.
DeOoster's revolver was missing from a shelf
where it had been lelt. After a long and
persistent search it was founCdk short dins
ministerial declaration and
submitted to the Chambers a provisional pro
gramme. The speech was reoeived with abso
lutely freezing Optnum, th
fall of the ministry.
lownshend will accompany the body to De- Reichstag for approval,
RESOLUTION? OF RESPECT.
At a meeting of the citizens of the district
to-night resolutions of esteem and condolence
were adopted, and spspehes expressive of the
warmest appreciation of his character as a sol
dier, legislator and min were made by Gov.
Shepard, who presided, Gen. Boughton, Gen.
Mitchell, Col. Kennedy and many old comrades
8 the early downe
BEBUN, Dec. 21.-The Emperor is wonder
fully well. He daily listens to long reports on
public affairs and gives audiences. Bismarck,
too, is workiM hard at the finance ministers.
A committee of three Prussian members, and
representatives of other States, has been ap
1 ointed to elaborate a scheme of tax Epooi
which, when reported, will be laid before the
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 21.-8afvet Pasha has
been appointed ambassador to Prance. The
grand vizier is authorized to conclude an ar
rangement respecting Novi Bazar and Bosnia
on terms proposed by Austria.
THE STIPENDS OF THE CLERQ7.
VERSAILLES, Dec. 21.The senate reinserted
in the budget the grant of 200,000 francs for
augmenting the stipends of the clergy, stricken
out by the chamber of deputies previous to ad
journment. This made necessary tho reassem
bling of the chambers, which to-day rejected
tne grant. The senate then concurred.
Writing Desks at Merrill's.
HIS I.AST KICK.
A Mule Trlr His Power* on a Can of Ni
tro-Ohtc^riiif and Maies Something of a
lEvansville, Ind., Special (Dec. 13) to Chicago
There was a disastrous and fatal explosion
of nitro-glycerine and blasting powder at
Earlington, Ky., a mining town fifty miles
south of this city, last night, lhe St. Ber
nard Coal oompany, whose mines the ex-
plosion. a i
vnd A Thomas Ne Vm- ta a
aeeietary cvnd A. J. Thomas, New York, treas
urer. was stated last evening that the
budge will paw into the hands of this compa
ny as Boon as legal forms are conformed to.
The contract entered into stipulates that the
company will give to holders of the first mort
gage, new bonds at par. To holders of the
fiecond moitgage will be issued first preferred
stock, and to holders of third mortgage second
preterred stooK. The arrangements also cou
temp^te the setting apart of the earnings of
the bn.ig3 until 1881, to be- divided between the
firot mortgage bondholders and holders of in
debtedness incurred while tho property was in
the hands of receiver*.
occurred, have of lrfte begun to use
maU q^a.tity of nitro-glycerine with
had a laree anuitit? TlT^J?*?*
few moments a number had arrived upon the legislature and the Governor's office RC.AT1A tha nnni^l^t TT 1 -"vy.DiuwiO UlULO
little fello up6
It is supposed that he found the revolver
tipon the shelf and took it, and when he got
a short distance from the house had acci no
dentally discharged it, the ball taking effect to be acquitted?
as given above, when he dropped the weapon
and undertook to get baok to the house.
His parents were telegraphed for, and ar
rived on the Tuesday evening's train, Mrs.
Brad and Mrs. Ross going as far as Das
sel to meet and comfort, as best they could,
the bereaved parents.
Rings, pins, and full sets, very fine, at
Maoauley's History of England at Meri ill's.
made a scene
tlo A- population
gathered at the mouth of the pit and mace
various attempts to enter, but the volumes
of smoke that rolled out prevented. For an
hour the most agonizing suspense prevailed.
y that time the miners began to emerge as
the smoke decreased in volume, and the
safety of all was announced. No one was
injured, though all sustained some nervous
shocks. The only deaths were those of the
driver and the mules. The St. Bernard
company store was shaken violently, and
muchqueensware destroyed. The company
aie the largest operators in the Dnited States,
fad this is the first accident in eight years
in their mines.
Waverly Novels, 13 volumes, at Merrill's.
The Latest Ohio Idee.
I Cincinnati Enquirer.]
The latest Republican move is to put Gar
field ornLieutenant their ticket for Governor andnFose-
out to see, and found him lying on the hypothesis that they will carry the leeisla-
and sent for Dr. Kennedy. The child was give Fosteblect theGa
lltelessi in Ifiss thn mm,,^ f. j.u_ x: i i i in lesq than a minute from the time
she went to him.
The report spread Hke wildfire, and in a
Governor. Thi is th
a UUiu Bena
It is a ver
nice scheme, but there are several contin
gencies mit to meet, the most prominent of
which is tha tho Democrat propose bold -.v- .uut. u ^ouiucrnHs propose tto nold
anv tl"ng to say
Cooper's Worksf, Household Ed'n, at Merrill's.
Expectation. ask eDUsappointed
I Paris Paper.]
The prisoner was found guilty, and sen-16
tenced to twenty years at hard labor. The
"No," he answered sadly "this verdict
has qnite upset me."
"Whati, 1 you didn't think you were going --iiajyo
"No but, really, the case was snch a com
plicated one,so mixed up, yon know
that I rather expected the tribunal would de
clare itself incompetent."
We intend to sell off our holiday goods at
gxeatly reduced prices.
WHITE, STONE & Co.
Waverly Novels, Riverside Ed'n. at Merrill's.
Juvenile book*, at
ST. PAUL, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1878.
CASUALTIES AND CRIMES.
A Disastrous Fire at Rochester, Minn.And
Several Other Blazes Elsewhere-A Mys-
terious Disappearance of Prisoners in
LouisianaA Tarled Record in the Crimi-
nal and Casualty Line.
[Special Telegram to the Globe, i
BT. JAMS, Minn., Dec 21.The dwelling
honae of Mr. Nelse Olson of this place was en
tirely consumed by fire abont nine o'clock last
evening. It was the finest residence in town.
It caught fire about the kitchen chimney and
had headway enough to prevent its being
smothered. The furnitare was mostly
saved but badly damaged. Loss $4,000 in
surance $3,000. Some noble work was done by
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
ROCHESTER, Minn., Dec. 21.At 12:30 last
night our magnificent fire hell rang out an
alarm which only about half of the department
heard and responded to. It proved to be a
serious one for our city, in tho Zumbro fl .uring
mill and elevator, owned by John M. Cole, and
costing $75,000. When discovered the' fire
was in the northeast corner, and had filled the
mill with smoke, so that nothing was removed
only the ledger, and that was taken to his
residence early in the evening, as was his prac
tice. The came of the fire is unknown. Tho
mill being situated three-quarters of a mile from
the business center, some delay was caused b-v
the distance, but after reaching it our Sihby
Bteamer did m-tjnificent service. The bridge,
flume and gates were saved. Were it not for
it the reservoir would have torn every trace of
the site out of existence. In the elevator ad
joining the mill there was, it is estimated. 10
000 bushels of wheat and gome tons of bran
and Hour awaiting shipment. We estimate i he
mill and fixtures tfo be,worth 810,000, on whic
there was8:$21,50t0 insnrance in the
Har *i $5,000 Springfieldh
$2,500 Biitisfollowing Ameri
can, S2.500 Western, Toronto, $2,000: Royal
Prank l'". Philadelphia,
$2,000, and Home, N. Y., $2,000.
PORTLAND, MO., Dec, 21.Cyrus B. Clark's
steam saw mill near Sherbrooke, is burned.
Loss $30,000 insnrance $10,000.
BOSTON. Deo. 21.The summer residences of
Ivory Bean and S. 8. Rowe, at Cohasset, burned.
Loss $50,000 insurance $25,000.
WOODBRIDGE, Dec 21.The residence of
United States Senator McPherson was bnrned
to-night. The Senator and family had a narrow
NEW ORLEANS, Deo. 21.The roof of the
Times building was slightly burned this fore
noon. Cause, a heated stovepipe.
DIED OF HER INJURIES.
COHOES, N. Y., Dec. 21.Mary Ann Rourke,
aged 22, the sixth victim of the Bowery street
fire, Wednesday night, died this morning.
PILLORY, LASH AND PRISON.
NEWCASTLE, Delaware, Dec. 21.George Dra
per, colored, convicted of murder in the sec
ond degree, was placed in the pillory in a
blinding snow storm to-day, afterwards re
ceived sixty lahes, and now goes to prison for
BODY SNATCHERS SENTENCED.
CINCINNATI, Dec. 21.At Zinesville, O., yes
terday Judge Mar=h sentenced Dr. Heyl, the
grave robber, to onfeo year's imprisonment and to
pay a fine of $1,000. Eaton, his accomplice,
ponder for blasting ourrjosfS -ru^r vT constable, namedJeffCole,, presented a. warrant
had a large quantity of new material stored
in the upper mines for several weeks, in
cnwge of the mine boss. Last night an old
colored man was ordered to carry some nitro
glycerine. He went to the magazine, and,
after getting a supply, left a can of it sitting
by the car track until he could deliver the
charge. While gone a train of empty cars
came by, drawn by two mules. One
or the mules kicked the can,
which instantly exploded, blowing mules and
oars and the negro driver into atoms, and
filling the passage with debris and rubbish
ot all kinds from the root. Two seconds
later the blasting powder, stored in an ad
joining room, also exploded with terrific
force. The shocks were distinctly felt at
Madisonyille, Ky., three miles distant, and
were attributed to earthquake. Tbe wildest
confusion prevailed in Earlington, as it was
supposed to be an explosion of fire damp,
and jhere were eighty miners the
chambers beyond reach. The whole city
turned out, and affrighted and weeping
wives, mothers,d anid childrenThe
and $100 nne.
NEW YORK, Dec 21.Lonis P. Therassen, a
well known lawyer, convicted of obtaining
from his client, Mrs Zubriskie, her signature
under false pretenses, has been sentenced to
the State prison for two years.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 21.The Picayune says
a telegram has been received here announcing
the disappearance of the supposed murderer of
Lott Clark and Bill White, two colored men,
near Caledonia, about fif(y miles below Shreve
port, while on the way to this city, where they
were summoned to appear before the grand
jury as witnesses in election troubles. When
the steamer Danube arrived at California a
constable, named Jef presented a warrant
Whit. took thom
off, and started off in the direction of Shreve
port. When arriving at Brand's plantation the
mob took the prisoners from the constable,
and nothing more has been heard ot them.
They are supposed to have been killed.
MURDER AND BOBBERY.
MACON, Ga., Dec. 21.At Macon laBt night a
clerk named Stephens was murdered in the
store of Bsddingtield & Murphy, and tho post
office in the same bnilding robbed.
BOSTON, Dec. 21.Three boys were drowned
at North Cambridge, while skating.
Dicken's Works, 15 volumes, at Merrill's.
Hope They'll Have a Merry Christmas,
"By tho authority vested in me by the laws
of the State of Minnesota, I pronounce yon
man and wife." Judge Flint spoke. Then
George Allen and Rosie A. Nolen, who had
braced up before him as a couple, backed
away from tho judioial presence only as a half
human being, each. Previous to this satis
factory arrangement Rosie had to do some con
siderable courting to bring George to his duty.
She went into court to do it, and swore out
a warrant for George's arrest. In the warrant
the date, June 15th. 1878, figured as a very mo
mentous occasion. Officer Clonse went out,
and he and Allen came in together. The court
was engaged in a civil cise the two young
folks were put in the clerk's room. There they
sat in moody silenoe. He said ho wouldn't
and she said he ought to. Matters stood this
way until Mr. Harrison, of Harrison & Ver
planck, Allen's employer, came in and per
suaded Allen to consent to the Christmas ti-ue
nuptials and do the girl ju-tice. Allen is a
good looking youth of about 19 years, and his
wife is a comely petite girl of ahout 16 years.
A merry Chihtmas and a happy New Year.
Schiller's Works at Merrill's.
GOLD AT PAR.
Selling Without a Premxum. for the First
Time in. Seventeen Years.
[New York Sun, Dec 18.]
A hearty cheer arose from the throng of
brokers in the Stock Exchange yesterday as
the words ".Gold at par," were shouted from
the door of the gold room. The announce
ment surprised nobody. Gold has been at
morely a nominal premium for several days,
and the one-eighth per oent. above par was
about the percentage charged by the brokers
for8ellmg. There were not more than five
or six persons in the gold room when the
bottom was reached, and they were not heavy
dealers. At 12:29 p. M.. B. Gimbernat, of 60
Exchange place, offered $10,000 at par,
which was quickly taken by L. W. Gillet, of
New street. This sale was immediately
followed by another of like amount bv
Kennedy, Hutchinson Co. to W. E. Sang
ton. Gold continued steadily at 100 until
the close of business, and there was an en
tire absence of speculation.
Gold has not been at par before since 1861.
The highest premium was in 1864, 285.
Goethe's Wrks at Merrill's.
Inquiry Will Do No Harm.
[Sank Bapids Sentinel.]
The St. Paul GLOBE is at present engaged in
giving publicity to charges of cruelty and mis
management in the conduct of the State prison
at Stillwater. Though the charges may be
more of a sensational character than represent
ing any real cause for grievance, yet tho pur
ity of our institutions does not suffer by in
Proude'a History of England at Merrill's.
A DAMNABLE PLOT.
An Attempt to Burn the Sleeping: Car Con
taining the Farini Opera Company, En
Route for St. Paul, for Purposes of Rob
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
BEEDSBUBO, Wis., Dec 21.While the train
was Hide-tracked at Baraboo, waiting for a de-
layed train, some malicious scoundrel evidently
designed to set fire to the sleeping car Oxford,
which is occupied by the Parini opera troupe.
On examination a half consumed candle was
discovered under and behind the wamscotting
of the water-tank, leaning against the parti-
tion. A few bnckets of water, quickly applied,
stopped the fire from spreading. It is presum-
ed that the villians expected to rob the ladies
and gentlemen, since they are known to carry
with them very elegant wardrobes and jewelry.
Judge Humphrey, M. C, from Hudson, is en
loute for homo to spend the holidays, and
coincides *ith the above opinion.
The Places Where The Gospel Will be
St. Paul's Church (Episcopal)Corner of
Ninth and Olive, Rev. E. 8. Thomn. rec
tor. Holy communion 8.30 A. M. Services 11
A. M. and 7.30 p. M. The Rev. Dr. Knicker
backer will preach in the evening. Christmas,
(Wednesday) holy communion, 8:30 A. M. Chor
al services, 11 A. M. Holy innocents (Saturday.)
Christmas tree, 4 p. M.
Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal
Corner of Twelfth and Cedar streets. Morning
service 10 o'clock boly communion 11 o'clock.
Evening serrice 7.30. W.C.Pope, B. D., rec
First Presbyterian ChurchCorner of Lafay
ette avenue and Woodward stieet. Regular
services at 10:30 A. M. and 7.30P. conducted
by the pastor, Rev. Dr. Conn. Subject for the
evening: "Christmas." Young people's meet
ing at 6.45 p. M.
New Jerusalem (or Swedenborgian) church,
Market street, between Fourth and Fifth
streets. Rev. E. C. Mitchell, pastor. Services
at 10:30 A. M. Subject of Sermon: "The Char
acter of Christ."
Plymouth church, comer Wabashaw and
Summit avenue. Usual service at 10:30 A.
and 7:30 P. M. Preaching by the pastor, Rev.
Dr. Dana. Evening subject: "A Plea for
Friendliness to the Christian Church." Stran
gers and others cordially invited. Heats free at
the evening service. Young people's meeting
at 6:45 P.M. There is to be service in this
church Christmas evewith singing and carols
Wy the Sunday school, and an address bv the
First Methodist Episcopal church, in upper
town, the pastor, Merritt Hulburd, will
preach at 10 30 A. M., and 7:30 P.M. Subject
in the morning: "Common Sense Principles
Applied to Theology." In the evening the pas
tor will commence a series of sermons on "We
and Our Neighbors." Subject: "Mater and
Married." Sunday school and Bible class at
12 M. Seats free and all made welcome.
Unity churchService at 10:30 A. M. Sermon
by W. C. Gannett. Sunday school at 12:15.
Y. M. C. A. SERVICES.
Jail service at 2 P. M.
Young men's Biblo class at the rooms at 4
P. M. Subject: "What are the Lessons of a
Closing Year for Us as Young Men." From a
Bible standpoint. All young men cordially in
Dayton Bluff Sunday school at 3 p. at.
Fort 8nelhng services at 6:30 P. M.
Monday evening gospel meeting at 7:30, p. M.
An effort will be made to make this meeting
Thursday evening (changed from Friday)
prayer meeting atDayton Bluff chapel at 7:30
P. M.. to be led by the general secretary.
Rooms open every day in the year, on week
days, from 8 A. M. to 10 p. M. on Sundays from
2 to 7 p. M. and free to all.
Boy's room open daily from 3 to 10 p. m. bnt
will be closed on legal holidays and Sabbath*.
Tho Ruin the Ancient Manner at MtcrriU's.
Notes of the Y. M. C. A.
The Y. M. C. A. rooms are never closed on
The boys' room of the Y. M. C. A. proves
immensely successful so far in drawing in the
youngesters, and in playing games, looking at
pictures and reading, they seem to find thor
ough enjoyment. There are numerous inquir
ies for "Robinson Cruoe" and "Gulhver'B
Travels," but they are not to be had. Won't
some friend of the boys supply the want
The next quarter session of the Internation
al Sunday school oonrse will be* taught at the
lecture room of the Y. M, C. A. by Rev. D, R.
The committee on hoys' work in connection
With the Y. M. 0. A. have appointed a commit
tee of ladies to aid and act as advisers with
them in prosecuting work in this new field of
philanthropic enterprise. They are arranging
for a grand Christinas dinner to be given the
boys next Saturday.
An industrial school for girls meets in the
boyB' room of the Y. M. C. A. every Saturday.
Elegsnt Bibles and Prayer oksa Merrill's.
Don't Fail to Hear Dr. Hewitt.
Life and health arc the most priceless things
of earth. How to lengthen the one and pro
mote the other, will be the object of Dr. Hew
itt in his lecture to-morrow night, at the Day
ton avenue Presbyterian church. It is very
rarg indeed that the people of St. Paul have
the opportunity of hearing a subject of such
vast importance discussed by a man of Dr.
Hewitt's ability. No man, woman or child
who has the opportunity, should fail to heai
History of Sculpture at Merrill's.
The Turners' Sociable.
The Turners gave a very pleasant sociable at
their gymnasium, last night. These hops are
given every two weeks and the young folks en
joy the reunions hugely, while their elders are
pleased spectators. The management of the
merry meetings is consigned to the charge
of Messrs. A. Glaetzner, R. D. Sezeka.vitz, W.
J. Nytes, Wm. Geizeinerand P. Anderegg, who
acquit themselves most gallantly. Last night
about thirty oouples enjoyed the danoe to the
tuneful rhythm of Seibert's orchestra band.
Beantiful editions of the Poets at Merrill's.
The Fort Snelling Bridge.
The GLOBE was misinformed as to the engi
neering force now employed at the Fort Snell
ing bridge, there having been but one assistant
engineer on duty this month, the remainder
having 'jeen in service previously. The stub
bom fact Imwever remains that Sewall 13 "rid
ing a free bridge to death."
Dicken's Works. 14 volumes, at Merrill's.
The Great Sale of Cloaks.
Do not fail to attend the great sale of cloaks
which Powers Bros, offer. It is the largest and
best stock ever brought to the city.
All the beautiful fancy articles at Merrill's.
Henry J. Strouse, managing paitner of the
dry goods house ot A. H. 81
last evening from a business trip t" Bismarck.
He was snowed in for nine hours between BIB
marck and Fargo on his return, but enjoyed
his trip immensely, especially his visit to the
Opera house at Bismarck.
Everybody Should Look
At the new goods reoeived last night for holi-
day presents. WHITE, STONE & Go.
Collar and cuff sets at Merrill's.
Seal Caps Cheap,
At the Opera Hat House.
"WorkBoxes" at Merrill's.
HTATSt EIRE ASSOCIATION.
The Sixth Annual Meeting to be HeM Next
The sixth annual meeting of the Stat Fire
association will be held at Hankato on Tues
day, the 14th day of January next, at 2 o'clock
Circulars In regard to the meeting are being
sent out by Chief B. O. Strong, secretary of
the association. 8t. Paul is entitled to two
delegates. Inventors of and dealers in fire
supplies are invited to attend. All railroads
have agreed to transport delegates at half fare.
The Convention Is to be made interesting and
of particular importance by reports and dis
cussion on subjects particular interest to all
fire departments. Each delegation is expected
to make a report upon the topic assigned, as
1. State fire associationits- aims, objects
and benefits.St. Paul.
2. The duty of fire departments in relation
to the protection from damage by water as well
3. Should a uniform hose-coupling be adopt
ed and is it practicable?Stillwater.
4. Should not firemen in towns be entitled
to the same exemption as those in cities, or, in
other words, should not exemption be gov
erned by general State laws?Red Wing.
5. Explosive materialsthe duty of the
legislature to enact laws governing the sale and
storage of same.Northfield.
6. Extra hazardous explosive materialsof
what do they consist?
7. Is the foreman of a volunteer fire com
pany justifiable in using his own judgment
with regard to th disposition of his apparatus
at fires the absence o the chief eneine fr or
his assistants?St. Cloud.
8. Organiaation for fire protection in small
9. How to promote the greatest interest in
fire companie-, tending to promote efficiency
and financial success Rochester.
10. The most efficient means of giving
alarm of fires in cities and towns having volun
teer firemen.Like City.
11. The imp rtanc of arranging iron shut
ters that they may be opened from tho outside
of buildings in case of fares.Anoka.
12._ The importance of a thorough investiga
tion into the causes of fire9, and the rigorous
punishment of incendiariesHastings.
18. The best method of caring for and pre
14. Should honorary members be allowed to
vote for company officers.Henderson.
15. What general statutes are in force in
this State relating to or of importance to fire
Topic No. 6 has been accepted by Prof. Peck
ham, of tho State university. His ability to
discuss the subject will add material interest to
The election of officers of the Firemen's Life
association will take plaoe at the same time.
The custom heretofore has been to extend to
the delegates the hospitality and entertainment
of a banquet and ball, the omission of this is
particularly requested and urged by the execu
tion committee of the association."
Oh! Go to Merrill's
very lowest prices.
for everything at the
The Musical Society Matinee.
It is to be hoped the Mnsical soriety will not
be deterred by the small attendance from con
tinuing these delightful Saturday afternoon
concerts which they inaugurated yesterday, be
cause of the small attendance. They are cer
tain, eventually, to become popular. It only
needs the people to learn of their excellence.
Mrs. R. Anderson was mnch more effective,
yesterday, than on her appearance at the
Opera House:tbe hall did not exact so much
of her, and her finished singing was heard to
much better advantage. "He Thinks I do Not
Love Him and "Not There, My Child," were
well received. Mr. J. R. Tinkham is quite an
acquisition to the society bis bearing is
modest and unassuming his playing is care
ful, conscientious and sympathetic, bnt he
lacks nerve and boldness at times he was
almost faltering, and his tone, in consequence,
lacked fullness and symet-y time, however,
will give tho required unconsciousness
and vigor. Mrs. F. Loi Rice's
piano solo "Novelette" (Schnman) was heartily
applauded. Miss Rice has no mannerisms, but
sufficient individuality in her method to make
it distinctive. The almost mechanical reading
may be attributed to the fact that the young
lady was painfully conscious of its being her
filMt appearance before a St. Paal audience.
The orchestral numbers were excellently ren
dered, but there was not that smoothness and
precision the rendition of Keler Bela'a beau
tiful "Temnelweihe" that was observed at the
Opera House on Tuesday. But it could hardly
be expected that an orchestra could feel in
spired with so small an audience. The flute
(Herr) has greatly improved in tone. Selec
tions from Faust (Bergmann) brought a most
enjoyable concert to a close.
Largest assortment of albums at Merrill's.
At the annual communication of 8L, Paul
Lodge No. 3, A. F. and A. M., held Friday
evening, the following officers were elected fpr
the ensuing Masonio year:
W. M.S. D. Downs.
S. W.W. R. Johnson.
J. W.Henry Brand.
8 D.M. C. Bevans.
J. D.T. N. Hodgkins.
SecH. W. Topping.
S. 8.E. Finch.
J. S.B. T. Mclrer.
Handkerchief and glove sets at Merrill's.
Offloer O'Keefo Nabs a Thief.
Last night about 10 o'clock, a soldier stepped
into Lytle's pawn sh on Jackson street, and
said he wanted to purchase a watch. A Christ
mas gift, probably. So Lytle showed him the
best in the shop. The regular got the time
keeper in his hands, made a pretty thorough
examination and said it would suit. It
suited so well, that he made time to tho door
and got away with the time keeper. The po
lice were informed, and looked the young man
up. Officer O'Keefe saw a gent, making fast
time on Minnesota street, and put a stop to
him. Fortunately he was the th.ef ot time.
The officer was not slo* in getting him to the
station, where he was identified as Private
Mitchell, of the Seventh ited States in
fantry. Mitchell acknowledged he had taken
the watch, and didn't take his capture very
hard. He said he'd rather take a term in the
penitentiary than return to service at Fort
Snelling. The high private was only released
from jail yesterday morning.
Beautiful jewel cases at Merrill's.
DAILY WEATHER BULLETIN.
OFFICE or OBSERVATION, SIGNAL CORPS, U. S. A.
INCWBSOLL BLOCK, THIRD STREET,
ST. PAUL, MINN.
Observation* taken at the same moment of
time at all stations.
Meteorological Record, Dec. 21.1878, 9:56 P. M.
Bar. Ther. Wind. Weather.
St. Paul 29.94
DAILY LOCAL MEANS.
Bar. Ther. Rel. Hum. Wind.
29.876 11.2 78 0 NW.
Amount of rainfall or melted snow, .34* "max
imum thermometer, 26 minimum thermome
R. J. LEWIS,
Sergeant Signal Corps, U. S. A.
Below zero. Zero. Too small to meas
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 1 A. M.Indication i.
for the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri
valleys, rising barometer, cooler followed by
warmer clear weather, diminishing northerly
TORONTO, Dec. 21There was a heavy snow
storm to-day throughout Ontario, causing great
delay to tra.nn.
Paust, with ateel plates, at Merrill's.
MEEINO THE TO WN.
A Couple of Youns Men "Do" the City and
One of Them Loses $90.
"How did you lose it?" was the natural query
at police headquarters yesterday, when a young
man came in and stated he had lost 390.
"I was robbed."
Then the young man stated his name wae
William Coke and he was from Denver, Col., on
hia way to Bismarck. He had been so
journing in the city for two or three
days. Since he had been here, he
had made the acquaintance of a young man
named Al McFadden. Together they under
took to do the town last night (Friday). Nat
nrally they stimulate I against the weather. In
the course of their peregrinations they con
fronted the domicile inhabited by Swede
Annie. Knock and it Bhall be opened unto ye.
They knocked. Inside they paired off. In the
morning it was found that in doing the town
ho had been done. Togrther the companions
went to the depot ta check Coke's baggage.
Putting his hand in his vest pocket, he discov
ered the loss of his ticket and $90. Coke \rai
completely taken aback. He at once supposed
he had been robbed. With McFadden he rushed
back to Swede Annie's to charge them
with the crime and recover the
money. Everybody denied it. and permitted
an extended search. The money wasn't found.
Then tho police was informed Again Swede
Annie's place was visited just as sturdy a de
nial was made, and a search found no part of
The young man's story is that his room door
was locked at night, and when he got up in the
morning, it was fastened. Though his ac
quaintance with McFadden was of short dura
tion, and was of the .casual pick-up kind, yet
he has not and does not suspect him of playing
"the confidence game" on him. On thecontra
ry, it was he that induced the other to make
the grand rounds, with such an unfortunate
halt. Theyoung man from Denver was asked to
exhibit his pocket linings. A large-siaed hole,
big enough to allow even a bulkier roll than
$90 to slip out, was found in one of his pant'a
"Maybe you put it in that pocket?" was sug
gested or asked.
"No I am perfectly positive I had it in my
vost pocket. 1 felt it there at 2 o'clock in the
Then he went on to state just as positively
that he knew he hadn't lost it, but had been,
Tho money hasn't been recovered.
This is the simple story. Back of all this
there is another matter which needs the appli
cation of a vigorous corrective of some sort.
Swede Annie's brothel IB becoming notorious
for complaints of this kind. Generally tha
parties who are thus victimised belong to that
class who can ill afford the loss to enrich the
madam. The process by which the deal is
made in easy enough. The victim vhuts
the den in a half befuddled state some siren
whispers beer. Ho orders beer. The more
beer the more money for the landlady, and
probably he will reach that condition when he
will have to stay whether or nc more money
for the landlady.
If this isn't an indisputable fact, the report
is made often enough to make ber place un
pleasantly and dangerously suspicious. Prob
ably Swede Annie's tnauton dejot isn't different
from the other numerous abodes of shame in
the city, but undoubtedly it has been given a.
frequent prominence by just such complaints.
Tha House beautiful at Merrill's.
The Opera To-Morrow.
To-morrow evening "II Trovatore" will be
produced at the Opera house by tho Farini
Italian Opera company. The press speaks in
the highest praise of this excellent and strong
ombination. and the completeness with which
they produce every work they attempt. It is
no curtailed, eliminated production which they
present to the public, but the author's whole
work, with all the most difficult music intact.
The company, consisting of three sopranos,
one mezzo soprano, two contraltos, two tenors,
three baritones, and a basso, with a chorus of
seventeen voices, is an unusually strong one
even for a stock company, and few travel with
half the force. The company will arrive from
Chicago this morning. Those who have not
secured seats will do well to attend to the
matter aa soon as the box office is open to
morrow, which will be at 9 o'olock.
The History of Art, two volumes, at Merrill's.
Is the natural, involuntary expression of
everyone on entering the store of Myers A
Pinch, on Bridge Square. Their exhibition of
jewelry and works of art in stiver, gold, bronse,
plated ware.etc,the taste displayed, not only
in the selection oi the choicest and most mod
ern style of art work, but as well in the ar
rangement of their goods, strikes the eye at
once, and the temptation to purchase is irre
sistable. Here is a beautiful collection of rare
bronzes, selected with great care and with an
artist's eye there a long hue of lovely Jardin
ieres, exquisitely painted. In the upright
cases an array of silver dining and tea seta,
coffee and tea urns, ladles, water sets, and an
endless Variety of berry, fruit, pickle and sauce
dishes and spoons, elegant French clocks of
various sues, selected from the first makers
while the counter eases are filled with the finest
selection of rich jewelry ever placed on exhibi
tion in tbis city, consisting in part of sets in
diamonds, rubies, pearls, opals, cameos, e,lc.
rings ai pins, bracelets, chains, lockets, etc.,
spoons, knives and forks in great profusion.
In fact, it is the completest stock of jewelry
from which to select a suitable X-mas gift, and
at prices wonderfully reasonable.
Irving's Works, both bindings, at Merrill's.
Of the merits of the Hezelton Bro.'s and Ernest
Gubler pianos convinces all candid minds of
their superiority. Mews. Bingham & McWil
liams have just opened at their store, No. 76J
Wabashaw street, some very elegant uprights
of the above make, and cordially invite the in
spection of the pnbhe. We make very low
prices for cash or on lime, and will give un
usual bargains during the holidajs. We are
also offering a fine stock of organs of various
makes at very low prices. Wo yet have a few
of the well known Mathuibe pianos which we
offer at cost to close out. We. having givea
up the agency forHhe Mithushek, are anxious
to dispose of our present stock to make room
for our other goods. Remember the Dlace,
76 Wabashaw street, Clarendon Block."
Half Hour with the Poets at Merrill's.
Fresh Italian Musk melons.
Elegant Baskets of Tropical Fruit.
Elegant Baskets of Whitman's Candy.
Elegant Champagne Baskt ts of Candy.
Elegant Silk Bags of Mailiard's Candy.
Elegant Str'iw Baskets with Candy.
Elegant Straw Ships with Candy,
Elegant miniature Hampers with Candy.
Elegant packages of all kinds, filled with our
"jbrench Marrons" to be cut on Dec. 23d
the finest candy in the world.
93 and 53 East Third Street.
Choice Malaga Grapes, 25c per pound.
Choice Sicily Oranges, 25c per dozen.
Choice Malaga Lemons, 25c per dozen.
Choice Sugar Pears, 40c per dozen.
Choice Mixed Candy "Pears," 25c per pound.
Choice Baskets of Fruit, 50c, 75c and $L00.
Choice Baskets of Sugar Pears, $1.0(1.
Choice Baskets of Yellow Pears, T5c
Choice Baskets of Grapes, 50c.
Choice Baskets of Candy, 50c.
Oranges, Pears, Grapes, etc., at wholesate
rates this week. SMITH'S TROPICAX..
Grand Closing Oat Sale
Of holiday goods. Everything marked down.
WHITE, STONE &- Co.
In great variety and elegantly mounted, at
Seal Caps Cheap,
Ai the Opera Hat Houe.
Elegant Opera glasses, gold pens, ladies
pocket books, etc., etc. Davenport's got *em