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FITZ JOHN_PORTER. The Bill for His Relief Before th« Senate Yesterday. <4DIXNI YE HEAR THIS LOCUS:" The Illinois Senator Protests Against the Removal of the Stigma^from His Name. . REVIEWING BOARD REVIEWED; ::■•• . - ' Intimations that Gens; Terry and Scliotteld Were After McDow ell's Star; Wash kotos, Dec. 23.—1n the senate Mr. Pendleton presented a petition of th* com mon council of Cincinnati that they may be made the seat of the court of appeals proposed to be established in that circuit under the bill now pending in the house. Referred. After the introduction and reference of several bills, on motion of Mr. Groome the bill appropriating .* 10,000 for erecting a monument to Baron De Kalb, at Annap olis. Md., passed. _1 I On motion of Mr. Hoar the bill t* pro vide for the performance of the duties of president of the United States in case of inability <*r removal by death or otherwise •of the president and vice president, was then taken up. Discussion of the bill to regulate the presidential secession continued until nearly 2 o'clock, when unfinished business, the bill for the relief of Fitz John Porter, was taken up, and Logan addressed the seaate. - ...!.:, .- Mr. Logan made an argument in oppo sition to the bill. He «aid he knew it was ■ hard for senators to have to listen to long debates upon this subject, but so long as he held a place in the senate, he should feel it his duty to oppose this measure. The bill proposed that congress should re view the action of th« court martial, and determine whether its decision was correct upon the law and facts. If the decision of the court martial was correct, congress certainly ought not to put Porter back in to the army. If the decision was wrong, congress undoubtedly had the right to re instate him in the army, but it still had no right to review the action of the court martial, Mr. Logan argued in support of his views heretofore announced. The Sohofi*ld board which reviewed the Porter case was without authority of law. General Pop* had been criticized far not having ayyearsa 1 before that board. If he (Logan) had been subposnaed before it he would have declined to appear, and would have let the president. knew that he had no amtheritjr to constitute the board. In reading tk*ir report, he found it difficult to tell whether they were trying Porter or General Pop*, but it showed clearly they had not read the record. They said the order *f attack sent Porter was an order to attack Jackson's right flank, though the order says nothing abent Jackson, but directs an attack on "the right flank or rear of the enemy," which was in fact commanded by Longstreet. Gen. Grant had fallen into the same error. The board said also: Porter's subordinate and wise conduct that evening saved the Union army." That meant that when the whole confederate force, except a few brigades, was attacking Pope's 32,000 men, Porter, lying with 14,000 men with arms stacked, saved the Union army. Saved it from what? Not from being beaten, for it was beaten. Upon this prirciple if the whole Taion army • had stacked arms nobody would have been hurt. [ Laughter.] The board ■went upon the theory that the reports upon which the court martial convicted Porter were those of the 30th of August, instead of the 2(Jth, and that the reports of confed erate generals Lee, Longstreet, Stuart and Rosser should read the 30th and not 29th, as they did read. In fact, no man familiar ■with the case could avoid the conclusion that the board paid no-attention to the evidence, or that they perverted and dis torted it in every possible way. Boards, like other people, were affected some times by strange influences, and there was a cur ious fact that ought to be stated in con nection with this one. At the time of the organization of the board Gen. McDowell was of an age to re tire and Gen. Pope was the next ranking officer, but two of the members of the board were applicants for the place. Of course that did not affect their judgment any, yet strange to say, up to the time when Pope was nominated and confirmed, there was a constant war waged up*n him, with a view to break him down so some body else should get the place to which he was entitled. Members of the board,being honorable gentlemen, could not, of oours*, have had anything to do with this, but as Pope was now in place the attack would probably cease. In the attempt to make a oase for Porter every great name, living and dead, was "rung in," and it had been stated that President Lincoln repented of having approved of the finding of the court martial and intended to give Port*r a new trial. Lincoln was too good a law yer not to know he had not the power to grant a new trial, and as to his alleged re pentance, the best evidence was the testi mony of Robert Lincoln that his father had talked with him about the case and had said that in his opinion, it was one which would have justified the sentence of death. The statement has been made that #en. Garfield had repented of his action as a member of the court martial, but it was untrue, for as late as February, 1880, long after this board had made its report, Garfield conversed with him (Logan) about tha case, and was pre paring a speech to be delivered in the house iv opposition to the relief bill. He had also written a letter to Gen. Cox, of -Ohio, which Logan had read by the clerk, stating that he had been so stunned by the decision of the Schofield board that he could hardly trust himself to speak of it as it appeared to him. Returning from his digression, Mr. Lo gan said that the law being as he had stated, the only question remaining was one of fact, namely, whether Porter did obey or try to obey the order of the com manding general. Before discussing the action of Gen. Porter, Mr. Logan read his two letters to Gen. Burnside as showing his animus toward Pope and McDowell, and in connection with this he intimated that the defeat of McDowell at the first battle of Bull Run was due to Porter's ac tion in dissuading Gen. Patterson from attacking Joe Johnston in the valley of Virginia. McDowell was defeated by Johnston moving over from Winchester and attacking him on the flunk, and if an at tack had been made by Patterson it would have kept Johnston in the valley. So it might be said with truth that Fitz John Porter caused the loss of both battles at Bull Run just because the Union army in each case was commanded by a Western man. The fact was that McClellan, Porter and several others who could be named formed a little coterie of regular army officers in the army of the East. One of them was to be president, and the others were to be God only knows what, but it was un derstood among them even as early as the first battle of Bull Run that no Western man should command the Eastern army. Speaking of Porter's failure to obey Pope's order to march -to Bristow station at 1 0 clock in the .morning, Mr. Logan said, yon may search military history from Cy rus and Alexander down to the . present time, and this is the only instance you will find where a subordinate ever sent word to his superior officer to dear the way for him so. that he could move, [laughter] and there never: was a commanding offi cer, except General Pope, who would not have removed th* subordinate from his command for sending him such a mes sage. He had recently asked a gentleman very high in the; army, and under whom he had served in tie West, what he though womld have been done t* him (Logan) if he had seat to his commanding officer to move the wagons out of his way and the dwtiMgmished eatl*»an had replied, Well, I think you would have been put out to a dry nurse." [Laughter. J But one of the world's great military chieis, Gen eral Grant, had said recently that Porter comld not move because the road was ob structed. That great commander, Mr. Lo gan said, held a different opinion upon the subject of marching, in spite of obstacles, when he led our armies in the field, and in support of this statement he read from Badeau's military history several instances of forced marches made or ordered by Grant, one being a case where the troops had little or no rest for a week. "A friend now sits before me," said Mr. Logan, poniting to Senator Miller, of California, "who marched one rainy night with 6,000 men to oppose 60,000, and held them there until the' General could come to his relief." [Murmurs of applause.] Mr. Hoar said he observed that Logan and Grant did not agree as to the* facts, and he wished to ascertain which person was correct. Gen. Grant's state ment was that by j starting at 3 instead of 1 Gen. Porter could have his men at their destination by daylight in better condition for service, and also that there was but one narrow road instead of three as stated by Logan, and that the aide-de-camp, who brought the order to Porter was three hours on the way. Mr. Logan insisted that his statement was sustained by testimony in the case. The trouble with Grant's article is it did net state tke facts of the case. Mr. McPherson said Gen. Grant stated as on* reason for favoring the pending bill j taat th* mounted oflcer who brought th* order to Porter was three hours upon the road, in day light, owing to its obstructed condition, amd he asked Mr. Logan whether this was •r was not true. /■'. ;■. Mr. Logan replied, if th* officer was three hours on the way, it was probably beoaase he was not in a harry, as the order did mot require Porter to inarch till 1, and Captain DeKay, who carried it, arrived at O:iU As to the statement referred to by Mr. McPherson, that- there were about 2,000 wagons on the road, Mr. Logan said every army man knew it would be impos sible to put 2,000 wagons upon nine miles of road. Mr. McPhersonUpon one of those Vir ginia roads, 1,000 feet wide? Mr. Logan—Oh, then it was a bigger road than I thought it was. Mr. McPherson—*l think the senator ought to correct his arithmetic a little. Mr. Logan—Now that is a curious phase of this matter. It was a big road for wag ons but a little road for men. [Laughter.] Mr. Logan said further, the evidence of a certain captain who marched his company along the road that night to Bristow sta tion, showed there was no obstruction on it. Mr. McPherson— I understand the senator from Illinois prefers to believe the testimony of this captain whom he does not name rather than the statement of Gen. Grant? The time is not very far gone when Gen. Grant's testimony was pretty good testimony before - the people of this country upon any subject. Mr. —Now, Mr. President, the senator can't get me into any quarrel with Gen. Grant, and it comes with very bad grace from the senator to make the re marks he does make in reference to this matter. I have said nothing disrespectful of Gen. Grant. I have only said he is mis taken in this case, and that the evidence shows it, and when the senator as * 8 whether I prefer to believe somebody else rather than Gen. Grant, I answer, I had rather be lieve the sworn statement of men who were on the ground. . Mr. McPherson— Grant avers that Porter was entirely justified in exercising his own judgment in this matter, because the order shows he wag not to take part in any battle when he arrived, but only to pursue the flying enemy. Mr. Logan—The great military genius of th* senator from New Jersey over whelms me. Porter was not to obey an order to move because not required to fight, but merely pursue tke enemy. How could he pursme the enemy if he was not thereto pursue him? [Laughter.] How could he pursue the enemy if he did not move towards him, or did not move at all As to Gen. Grant's article, I have answered it in a letter, and I leave the country to judge as to who has the best foundation for his opinion. I will merely say now, that any senator who will accept th* statement of president, king or captain, not bated on testimony rather than his own judgment is a man whose judgment does not operate for itself, and if you wish to get his judg ment upon any subject, you must ask not him, but the man who makes him think bo. If you want to know what I believe, ask me. If you want to know what yon believe, ask Grant. : [Laughter.] Mr. Logan's argument was listened to attentively throughout by; the senate and by an audience who filled every seat in the galleries. ■-■-,• -v \:- : ' .;' . At 4, Mr. Logan yielded for a motion to go into executive session.. The doors re opened, and the senate adjourned until Tuesday. ' .':';'/" Colored and Decorated Candle* For New Year* deooratioa at Myers 4 Finch's, The Pride or St. Louis. St. Louis, Dec. 29.—Tom Allen, the pugilist, who resided here many years prior to his return to England five years ago, arrived here to-day, and will. 1- make this city his permanent .home. He has many friends here, and will go into his old busi ness, saloon keeping. .. It Never Kafns but it Pours. - Montreal, Dec. 29.— W. C. Anderson, the young telegraph operator at Lachute. who recently fell heir to three-quarters of a million dollars, by the death of an uncle in Scotland, has just been notified of the bequest of another hundred thousand dol lars by the decease of another uncle. Bailii AGONIZING DAYS. THE PITIFUL STORY OF SUFFERING HE VEAL Eli BTDE LONG'S NOTE BOOK. . Drifting Helplessly in an Ice Pack 1,300 Miles—hinging in the New Year In a Foundered.. Vessel--The Criminality of Arctic Exploration Feelingly Depicted— -A Budget of Washington News. - ;>.£ Washington, Deo. 29".—De Long's re port, found beside his dead body, has been made public. It makes 30,000 words, and details incidents of the oraise from the de parture from San Franoisoo in 1879 to January, 1881. Its principal feature is an elaborate Recount of De Long's view in regard to the expedition. He considered it good judgment to head for Wrangle Land. His idea was to adopt that land as a sup port for the first winter's campaign. He embodies the story of how land was sighted and how he expected to reach it; graphically describes how on the next day the Jeannette became beset in the ice, never again to be relieved, and says the party was compelled to make a virtue of • necessity and stay where they were. Sometimes all night, and sometimes day and night, from Jan. 19 to Feb. 4, Sweetman and Ninderman stood down in the forepeak, icy water flowing around them nearly to their knees, working faith fully until their work was accomplished, and the good results of that work were evi dent in the gradually reduced amount of water coining into the ship, and our ability to control the leak without such ruin ous expenditure of fuel as had been necessary theretofore. It is for these reasons that I have had the honor to recommend these two men for medals of honor, as a recognition of heroic con duct under the most trying circumstances." Capt. De Long's record of the remainder of the winter and summer of 1880, is for the most part a monotonous record of storms, ice movements, constant anxiety, and al most unbroken disappointment. As the short Arctic summer drew to a close with out setting the Jeannette free, and another dreary winter ap proached, Captain De Long evidently began to revolve in his mind the question whether it would not be better to abandon the ship and make for the northern coast of Siberia over the ice, than to run the risk of a second winter in the pack. Under date of Sept. 20,1880, he says: "I dislike natur ally to dwell on th* idea of the abandonment of the ship. We have come through so much, it gives me hopes of surviving more. As long as enough of the ship remains to shelter us, sticking by that fragment is preferable to camping on the ice, and I can conceive of no greater 'forlorn hope' than the attempt to roach Siberia, say 240 miles distant, over the ioe that surrounds us, and with tke winter's cold sapping od»'s life at every step. Of course if we were to lose our ship we would make the effort to get there, but our chances of success would be extremely problematical. The last entry in th* record is dated Dec. 31, 1880, and is an follows: ''Minstrels and ringing in New Year in latitude 73 degrees 48 minutes north, lon gitude 177 degrees 32 minutes east. During the past sixteen months we have drifted 1,300 miles, far enough, if we had been in a straight line, to carry us to and beyond the pole, but we are yet only 220 miles northwest of where we were first be set. We have suffered injury, and danger often confronted us. We have been squeezed and jammed, tossed and tumbled; we have pumped the leaking ship for a year, but we are not yet daunted, and are as ready to dare everything as we ever were, and we face the New Year firmly, hoping to do something worthy ourselves, of Bennett's enterprise, and of the flag above us." In less than ten months after these words were written the Jeannette was at the bottom of the Arctic ocean and De Long lay dead in the Lena delta. The ways and means committee devoted the entire session to-day to the considera tion of the tariff commission's schedule of wool and woolens, less than half of which was completed. None but verbal changes were made except in the item "woolen rags, shoddy and flocks" which rate was changed from twelve to ten cents p«r pound. fgSenate confirmations: Robert C. Camp bell, of Louisiana, United States consul at Monterey. Postmasters—Franklin Taylor at Fowler, Ind.: L. C. Teed, Austin, la.; John S. Sitman, Ogden, la.; Emerson H. Kimball, Audubon, la.; B. H. Harkness, Humboldt, la. In the star route trial this morning, ar gument was resumed on the variances of petitions set out in the indictment and those presented by the prosecution. The defense maintained that these differences barred the documents. The defense objeoted at every step of the testimony, and secured many excep tions. The court adjomrned until Tuesday Ratifications of the convention of the United States and Belgium for the ex change of money orders after Jan. 1, were formally exchanged between the post master general and Belgian minister to day. Lieut. Danenhower, now ill, will as soon as able appear before the Jeannette board on behalf of Jerome J. Collins. Mr. Hayes, of the tariff commission, to day expressed himself confident that the tariff would be revised this session on th* plan recommended by the commission and modified by the committee of ways and means. He thinks the commission will re port in two weeks. Indian Agent Porter, of Fort Peck, Montana, telegraphs the Indian bureau, that the Milk river country is overrun with white hunters slaughtering buffalo by thousands. The Indians are becoming restless, and the agent fears trouble. The presence of the military is requested. Mr. Price informed th*«gent that white hunt ers have no business on the reservation; that the secretary of war will be asked to day to have them removed. In the Dickson case to-day, the an nouncement was made by a member of the bar that Bo wen will be here to day. Wells gave notice that he would resist calling him to the stand. The court promised to hear counsel on the point. Several wit nesses corroborated Dickson's story of meeting Bowen at Driver's, and the court adjourned till to-morrow. The president to-day nominated Andrew W. Brazer United States attorney for the district of Colorado. A memorial signed by a large number of Chicago merchants and other business men remonstrating against the re-enact ment of the bankrupt bill, was laid before the senate to-day by Senator David Davis. The cabinet session to-day was devoted to a discussion of foreign affairs. The ways and means committee to-day was working I'upon the schedule of wool and manufactured woolens. ST. PAUL, SATURDAY MORNIJSTU, DECEMBER 'SO, 18^2, RAILROAD NOTES. Mr. Johnson, emigrant agent of the St. Paul & Manitoba road, will be back this noon. Assistant Superintendent Wakeman, of the St. Paul <fc Manitoba road, has gone to Centralia, HI. The sleeper service on the St. Paul & SL Louis road, between St. Paul and St. Louis has been withdrawn. AU the trains were on time yesterday except the train on tho Sions City road which was an hour behind time. Mr. Kirkman, comptroller of the North western road, came up with President Hughitt, of the Chicago, St. Paul and Omaha read. 5 Mr. H. H. Windsor, the stenographer of the Northern Paeiflo road, left last might for Aurora, 111., where he goes to spend the holidays with Me Mlative* President Hmghltt came «p from Hm* son yesterday* "d daring the afternoon was in conraltetien with the offleen of the Chicago, St. Paul A Omaha reed. He will inspect the property of th* tompuj im St. Paul, after which it is utfenteed he will go west over th* whole line of the road, stopping at ell important poinm. Information has bean received at the Chicago, St. Paul k. Omaha office in St. Paul to the effect that the Illinois Central road has assumed control of the St. Louis A New Orleans aailroad, to take effect on the Ist of January. All communications relating to the passenger business of that line should be addressed to A. H. Hansoa, Chicago. De Graff & Co. received a telegram yes terday announcing the fact that forty miles of the track west from Wahpeton, D. T., on the Northern Pacific, Fergus & Blak Hills road, a branch of the Northern Pacific, had been completed, and is now ready lor operation. Most of this work i has been prosecuted during the late severe j weather, but the firm of DeGraff & Co. I know no difficulties which they cannot j overcome, hence the gratifying result. Co-mtnixttioiiM. Chicago, Dec. 29.—The general passen ger agents of Chicago and Missouri river roads met to-day and fixed the maximum I on California busines at $1 for all classes. The C. B. X Q. Bailrfid. Boston, Dec. 29.—President Perkins, of the Chicago, Burlington 4 Quincy Railroad company, says the company close the year with a loss, as compared with 1881, of over ! $200,000 in net receipts. This is probably excluding the land department receipts, whicn are expected to gain bj $150,000. Compared with last year, the figures are as follows: Gross earnings, $31,200,000; de crease, $124,150; net earnings, $l»,0*7,000; decrease, $200,635; fixed oharges, $4,»72, --324; increase, $543,»57; dividends of • per cent., $5,028,495; increase, $670,209; net surplus for th* year, $&C,lßl. For the three years past, $1,000,000 annaal ly have been set aside for the improve ment fund. This cannot be done this year. The land department receipts never hay* been called upon to p^j dividends, but from the present outlook they will next year have to be asked for this purpose, or the dividends reduced. The mileag* at th* end of the year, which includes all branches, was 4,100; increase, 1,176. The St. Joseph & Council Bluffs road, 310 miles, nets the company nothing. The Burling ton & Southwestern, 142 miles, has no debt and no net earnings, and little is expected from 372 miles of branohes announced by circular last July, although soim were purchased before 1882. There will become due in January, $2,431,500 in 8 per cent, bonds, cash for the payment of which is now at hand, but the reduction of interest here will be offset by new issues of bonds for improvements and by increased charges for interest and sinking funds and dividends npon the bonds and stock issued in 1882. The decrease of over $1,000,000 in the surplus from last year is ac counted for in the main by the withdrawal of the renewal f nnd, which last year amounted to $1,000,000. This year there are increased obligations in stock and bonds of $26,400,000. MANLY WORDS. Response of Gen. Fitz John Porter to Reso lutions of a Kindly Nature from His Old Comrades. Boston, Dec. 29. —General Fitz John Porter, in response to kindly resolutions the Twenty-second and Twentj-third regiments and Third battery associations writes: "Daring the dark days that tell of your endurance and courage, and devotion to your country's cans*, up to th* day our government through misinformation de prived me of my right to draw my sword in her defense, and sent me into tke world with the brand of Cain.l fslt the confidence I had reposed in jot and all the Fifth corps as shown on hotly contested fields of battle, was reposed by yon in me, wk* had n*v*r unnecessarily harrassed job or recklessly exposed yoa to disaster, bat who, when duly demanded, n*v*r hesi tated to strike with 70a th* blow needed for our cause or toward one aimed at it. Though socially and politically ostracised by that government act, **v*re as it was, and all the more s*v*r* because undeserved, I feel if my country demanded of me a sacrifice greater than thai of my life, of f ered on many a bloody field, I could em dure it with a steadfast faith that when tke passions of the hour to which I hay* b*em sacrificed should have been calmed, my character as a soldier and patriot would be vindicated. That vindication has come." President Arthur's Choice— A Knabe Orwd In the White Hewse. It is generally ooaoeded that President Arthur is one of the most cultured and accomplished gentlemen who have occupied the executive chair. Bat few of our readeas outside of metro politan circles are aware that he enumerates among his many accomplishments that of music. President Arthur is not only an excellent ama teur, but considerable of a musical connoisseur. He recently gave the old and reliable bouse of Enabe & Co. an order for a Concert Grand for the Presidential mansion at Washington. The instrument is one of the most superb G rands produced by Messrs. Knabe. It is richr> carved, and is an exceptional instrument in beautiful equality of tone, power, exquisite touch, respon sive action and artistic 'workmanship. It was placed in the White House last week. The Pres ident is not alone in his preference for the Knabe Grand, as it graces the parlors of the Hon.Jameo G. Blame and many other statesmen at Washing ton. — Amtrican Art Journal. The Passion New Yobs, Dec. 29.—The mayor has re fused the application of Morse for license for his new hall to be n?ed for the exhi bition of the Passion Play. Colored aud Decorated Candles For New Year's decoration at Myers & Finch's. (Elnbe. CRIMES & CASUALTIES A C ro Mnrderer Hanged* at* Yanrey villr -Terrible Tragedy 'in- a Ml«Hmr) Towa-Thc Usual Budget •* Fatal Af fray», Accidents and Fires. • ./ 1 ".. •' .y ■ :" ■ HANGED. %<**] ..i'.'',- ' YANc*rma,K, N. C, Dec. »!—fretsen Slade, a negro, was hanged here-to-day for the .. murder of ; his Bister-in-3re> \ D»ra White. '■' An immense crowd witnessed t*e- hang ing. It is reported Slade tried to- Mil hie keeper las* night. When th* drop fell, two strand* of the rope broke, } but ,th» sheriff caught them and kept the rope from, nn .twwtn^g,*^!;^/-;:^^ V';;•• '. •..••'. -. •-: •-.-•" Bunan» to dsatb. C B«m»M, W. Dec 29.—A. Curreac*, a prominent Randolph county rarmccywaa burned to death Wednesday night with four of hi« children. | His wife was fatally injured also. c *****?» ; had lost maeh sleep through watching with a sick neigh bor, and Wednesday night was sleeping at home, and while his wife and two children watohed at the neighbor's bedside they saw the flames *f their homestead. Before they coald get there the. walls had fallen in enveloping the five inmates. Mrs. Cur renee made a frantic but unsuccessful . at tempt to rescue them, and received burns that will prove fatal. The charred bones were recovered yesterday by the neighbors. SCAT OF KXBOtmOB. )'k- S». Louis, Dec. Howard Anderson i was to have been hanged at Charleston, Mo., to-day for the murder of his wife, but the sapreme court granted a -stay of exe cution. KILLED HIS BBOTHES. ' ■ Hews of a deplorable tragedy comes from Monroe county, Mo. It appears that three weeks ago a young man named Sta ten got married, and took his wife to his mother's house to live. A younger broth er viewed the marriage with great dis favor, and afier brooding over the matter two weeks he rose from bed early Sunday morning, and without dressing went to bis brother's room, shot and killed him while asleep by his wife's side and then ■fled, but a few hours later returned and surrendered to the authorities. Threats of lynching the murderer were made, but in vestigation of the matter developed the fact that the young man was insane, and he will be properly cared for. THB maONTOWM TBAOEDT. Ukiontown, Pa., Dec. 29.— morning Judge Wilson heard the application of Hon. N. L. Dukes to be released on bail. Th* testimony was confined to the fatal •neomnter between Capt. Nutt and Dakes •n Sunday morning. New points were submitted. After all the evidence had i been taken Judge Wilson said th* only! point on which he was to decide was whether th* case came under th* oonstita ftional claase in regard to bail for a pris emer. His honor said th* evidenoe clearly showed it was not a ease of wilfml, pre meditate* murder, and th* prisoner •h»uld be released on $12,000 bail, to ap pear at th* March term of court., Asbury Strnble, Dukes' stepfather,, went en bis bond. ■■■•■.-■■"',■.-■: ~—"i -- r~T~~~,~ SOBBING* THEIB EMPLOYEES. Mostbbal, Dec. 29.—Six clerks in Cars ley's dry goods establishment have been arrested on the charge of systematic rob bery. Other arrests are expected. BOBBEBX BY INDIANS. Eubbka, Nev., Dec. 29.—A few days ago a band of Indians surprised a party of sur veyors on the Eureka and Colorado river railroad and robbed them of everything in camp, including about $600 in money in greenbacks. The surveyors being unpre pared made no resistance, and wero not injured in person. A BOMB IN TAMMANY. . New Yoek, Dec. —Tammany primary | in the Sixth assembly district, was held in the liquor store of William Geoghons. Shortly before the polls closed, some per son dropped a bomb which exploded, blow ing the entire front of the store away. For a time the utmost confusion prevailed. No person was injured. ANOTHEB ACCUSATION. Boston, Dec. 29. —Merritt Seymour, in custody for robbing the safety deposit vault of $20,000 government bonds, and $14,000 in Atchinson, T*peka & Santa F* railroad bonds, has been sent to New York city to answer a charge of forgery. JUVBNILK TBAIN WBBOKHB. Mbbiden, Conn., Dec. —Two children, eleven and eight year's old, acknowledge that they placed the obstruction. on the traok Tuesday, to wreck the New York passenger train, and say they did so be cause an employe of the road drove them off th* track. ■ BAIIiWAX AOCIDBXT. ;»-;;^ Lapatbttb, Ind., Dec. 29.The rear e*ach of a train on the Lake Erie & West ern railway, while entering the city to night, was thrown from the track by a broken flange, fell on its side and took fire at both ends. Th* car contained thirty four passengers, many of whom were cut ; and bruised. No lives lost. A stream of water near by enabled the men to ex tinguish the flames. Rose Gordon, of La fayette, had . a wrist broken. M^s. B. S. Knowles, of Bloomington, 111., was injured on th* side. i ■ BUSKED TO DEATH. . -" » Dubuquk, la., Dec. 29.— night at the residence »f Edwin Cattron, near Far-. ley, a hanging lamp fell upon a boy two years old and burned him so badly that he died this morning. Two other members of the family were also severely burned. - . . . BINGSTBBS IN JAIL. " : Louisville, Ky., Dec. 29.—David Fergu son and Geo. Levi, city hall . officials under indictment for fraudulent appropriation of city funds, are now ;in jail. ; Ferguson confesses and surrendered to the law. Levi was surrendered by his bondsmen. Hinkle, city auditor, is the only indicted man now oat of jail. Levi will be dismissed from the fire department to-morrow. * BSOKE THBOUGH A TBESTLE. . ' - Pottstown, Pa., Dec. 29.—At the furnace of the Pottstown Iron company a shifting engine fell through a trestle work fourteen feet high. £ Fourteen men on the engine fell with it. Edward Manning was fear fully scalded and will probably die. Henry Black was badly hurt and scalded. J. 'M. Halier and J. M. Kink were severely in jured. . ■ ... MISCELLANEOUS. •1 Rockfobd, : 111.. t Dec. —Jas. . Hart, a desperate criminal,. escaped from jail .at an unknown time and in .an unknown mariner. ■ -.-.-■ •>"'Gakdneb, 111., , Dec. ■ 29.—The boiler in Snyder & Son's elevator exploded and a seven year old son of engineer, Overton was scalded to death. _ _ DBY GOOEP. MannJißinior Bros. OFFER Great Bargains In all Departments, to reduce stock prior to : Animal Inventory, The remaining collection of FANCY AR HOLES Suitable for Ladies* and Gentlemen's IW YEAR'S PRESITS, At Prices Reduced to One-half THIRD AND MINNESOTA STS. > FINE M- 1 A I jOT(, 1 if 1111 vAil & BARRY, 3i st. rail iqi • fine PUBS. ~~"~ ~ ~ . ■ ■■• .: . MERRELL RYDER takes pleasure in ann9uncing to his patrons that he has now on exhibition the largest and finest f assortment of ladies' seal and mink sacques dol mans and imported wraps, ever shown in the Northwest, as well as a full line of gents' fur goods, also fancy robes and rugs; 339 Jackson street, St. Paul, Minn. In the name of the officers and teachers of the Sunday school of Christ church, I desire to ex press their gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Nathan Ford, for the use of the piano and organ furnished by him for the festival at th« Athe mseam on Thursday evening. They gave universal satisfaction and contribut ed much toward the pleasure of th« evening. M. N. GILBBRT, Rector Chriat ChuFoh. No Information Obtained. Naw Yobk, Deo. 29.—At a meeting of tke. senate committee on corners, John D Rockefeller, president of the Standard Oil company, was examined. By advice of counsel he refused to answer any questions as to the names or number of or trustees of the Standard Oil company, Standard Trust company, or National Transit company, and also refused to give any information as to their capital,amount of dividends or other matters concerning their history. His refusals were based on the ground that the questions were not pertinent or relevant to the subjects the committee was appointed to investigate. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Sole Shipper to the Northwest of Philadelphia and Beading Anthracite Coal, And Dealer iv all Grades BITUMINOUS COAL Support the only competition to the FUEL RINli by sending me your orders and getting FULL WEIGHT, CLEAN COAL and PROMPT DELIVERY. OFFICE REMOVED—32B Jackson street, un der Dawson's bank. Retail Yard—Cor. Fourth and Broadway. m>. ;j(>4 .. AMUSEMENTS. HOOD'S OPERA HOUSE. Seventh Street, Near Jackson, St. Paul. COL. J. H. WOOD Manage* December 25, AND DURING THE WEEK. Wednesday and Saturday Matinees at 2 P.M. ■. • Extra Matinee Christmas Day. • COL. J. H. WOOD'S ELECTRIC CONGRESS, The finest specialty artiste in the country. Miss Effie Johns, supported by Wood's popu lar stock company, in the sparkling comedy—* The Flower Girl of Paris. Popular prices. OPERA HOUSE. COLLIER'S Lights 0' London Company No, 1. With all At> magnificent Scenery, Properties and MechadsWl effects used at the Union Square Theater, New York, :'-„.:.>. -,■ --FRIDAY and SATURDAY EVENING and SAT-: URDAY MATINEE at 2 p. m., the pow- 1 erful Spectacular Melo Drama, ' ' ' THE LIGHTS 0 1 LONDON Scale of Prioee—Matinee, 75c, 50c, 25c. £ Even ing, fl, 75c, 30c. *--■-■ ••'■ . 363-868 OPSSRA HOUSE. ;,T; MONDAY, yi.. - JANUARY L • ■ TBJIEE NIGHTS OTfLT. CBISD SEW IEArIhATHEE AT wM fiSAID HEW YEAR MATHEE AT 2 P. M. The Peerless Queen of Opera Bouffe, ALICE OATBS, Supported by the Alice Oates Opera Bouff9 Com ■;-■ ,:.-■■■-: ..'■■ pany. . ; _• .., •/ Monday Matinee - V - - La Mascotte. Monday and Tuesday Eve. La Mascotte. Wednesday Evening Offenbach's Beautiful Opera Bouffe Entitled .;«^^r<i The Princess of Trebizonde.' Prices of admission: To the matinee, 75c :Parquette '-■ and "-:\ Circle. 50c ;• Family* Circle. :■" Evening, Parquette and- j Circe, $1; Family Circle, 75c; Gallery, £oc. .-' t ' Reserved sale opens Saturday, 9 a. m.