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Address) DAILY GLOBE, St. Paul, Minn. •SHE GLOBE ANNUAL BE VIE The double number of Monday's Globe containing the annual review of the busi ness and progress of St, Paul can be ob rained at the counting room, with or with out wra pperp, at five cents a copy. We have scaled down several large orders which would have entirely exhausted tbe large edition printed, in order that we might be tho better able to supply tha general pnblic. If we had filled all the lf.rso orders received yesterday we should not have a single copy remaining for gen eral distribution and those desiring to se cure them should make no delay in ap plying for copies. The postage is three cents per copy and parties mailing them should remember this fact, as unless stamped with that amount they will be held in the St. Paul offioe. The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette in dulges itself to Bay, "Business men in New York believe that Morrison's tariff measures will hurt trade." What stuff and nonsense. The business men referred to are partisan politioians and alarmists. If it were said that the Republican tariff policy were to be perpetuated and busi ness men were apprehensive, such a state ment would have some resemblance to the truth. Senator John Sherman scouts the idea that either Mr. Pendleton or Mr. Payne would use money to secure an eleotion to Jbe senate. He says a man would be an idiot to use ffioney there to I^q up his politioal 6'hahoea. Mr. Sherman, perbftpS> has forgotten how thick his checks turned up as Chicago in the hands of delegates to the Republican national convention, and it may be his experience there makes him regard the use of money to secure offioe ... "idiotic." In that instance it was wasted, and Sherman has been awfully stingy ever since. Mr. Pendleton has his good wishes for success, and the Republican senator affects to believe his Democratic colleague will be successful. ABEPUBUVAiO. ANN ANI AS. If anybody expeoted everybody to ao cept the committees appointed by the Speaker of the House, then that "any body" is doomed to disappointment. There are chromo and constitutional grumblers, selfish and overbearing fault finders, that must have their say, and for the most part they play no more import ant part in the public drama than Uncle Toby's fly. But there are falsifiers and mendacious distorters of truth and fact who try to do mischief, and perhaps now and then 6ucoeed in misleading, some who are so unfortunate as to rely upon such sources for current information. • In this last class is to be found the New York Tribune whioh offers the following: "The South is in ful. control of the House and its committees It has the Speaker, it has a numerical majority in the party caucus, it has a clear majority of all the chairmanships and it has most of the good committees. The south is in tho saddle. Where will it pull up?" With its constant habit of misrepresent ation and bearing false-witness, it was easy for the Tribune to to38 off that stat ment, but it is quite as easy to show by truth and fact that it is a3 miserable lying as if Annanias of old were editor-in-chief of that reckless sheet. T.iere are fifty-three committees, divided into two classes the great or inportant committees, and the minor committees. It is the great or inportant that shape le gislation and direct publio sentiment and belief. Two of the committees, the Wajs and Means and Appropriations exert more influence upon legislation and direct ly upon publio and private affairs than all of the othsr fifty-one put together. Of the Ways and Means, Wm. R.Merrison of the northern state of Illinois is chairman. Mr. Morrison was a union soldier, and has never by aot or speech shown himself to be a southern man in the sense implied ' by the mendacious Tribune. The com mittee is composed of thirteen members, eight of whom are from northern states, and five of whom are from southern state?, so that, by Tribune logic, the south is in full control of that committee. Next is tha Appropriations. Hon. Sam ulJ. Randall, a citizen Of the northern state of Pennsylvania is the chairman of that committee. Ha wa.? the Republican favorite for Speaker; the man for whom Republicans lobbied and for whom many Republican-} would have voted could they have been granted the opportunity. He ia northern born and northern bred, and his committee which has fifteen members, has eleven members from northern states and four from southern states. So the south is in control of that committee with a ven geance. The Judiciary committee, perhaps at this time, ranks third in importance and of that committee Randolp Tucker of Vir ginia is chhirman. He is a southern man a resident of the state represented in tha senate by the rebel brigadier Wm. Mahone. It ought to count for something that Mr. Tucker is the ablest lawyer in the House or senate and ' the beat equipped jurist who has been at the head of the judiciary committee in twenty years. Mr. Tuofcer's committee has fifteen members, and Btrange a3 it may seem nine of them are from northern states and four from south ern states. Some importance is attached to the committee on Banking and Currency. A. H. Buckner of Missouri is chairman of that committee. By what authority he is set off as a southern man the Tribuns must know, but the south is in full control cf the committee with only eight of its members from the north and five from that terrible sonth. The committee upon Foreign Affairs is prominent. If we remember perfectly several gentleman wished to be at the head of that committee, and all of them were from northern states, but the per verse Speaker, was bound to put none but southern men on guard, so he saleetei for chairman Andy G. Curtin the old union war Governor of Pennsylvania. Four members of that committee are from the rampant south while the grand old north has but nine members. General Rosecrans, a conspicious union General who at the time of the war hailed from the southern state of Ohio, and now resides in the sunny southern clime of Cal ifornia is the chairman of tha committee on Milatry Affair*, and this bloody south ron has for hi3 committee troop ten men from north-land against four from the southern country. The committee on naval affairs must not be forgotten. At its head is that gal lant tar S. S. Cox who has been in congress twenty-two years from the state of New York, but for all that we suppose the Trib une thinks he is a fall breasted southern man. It happens soma way that this committee has four from tha south and must do the best it can under the adverse oircamstanoa of savau members from Northern states. There are other committees that might be specified, but all with the same result. The five select committees, Pension, Civil Servica Reform, American Ship-building, Election of President, have chairmen from northern states, as well as the committees on,manufactures, Public lands and on La bor. But on none of thesa are the south ern men in a majority, and on no commit tee whatever are the representatives from southern states in a majority. Even the committee on Levees and Improvments of the Mississippi River has seven northern to four southern members: Thus the south is in full control of the House and its committees;" "It has the Speaker," also cries the Tribune, a terri ble fellow from Kentucky, a union man too, who liver s 0 noar the "north" that he can get upon that sacred territory by sim ply walking acros3 the bridge ever tho Ohio river. Following in the wake of the Tribune there will be a chorus of this exaggerted stuff from the small-fry Republican organs which look to that source for the key note. For sheer lying and duplicity the Repub lican organs have a most odious fame and this item which we have sifted is only one of tho many lines to be pursued in' order to mislead the public and cripple the Democratic party in its fair and can did effort to restore to the country a pure and honorably administration of the goy- ernment. C UBBENX COMMENT. Those who know ths late Congressman Has ksll intimately believe his death to Lavs been quicken ed by •rerwerk. He was net at all a brilliant man, bat his habits of application made him ax indispensably useful one, "and his six years in congress found him one of the most valued men in that body. His customary prac tice w»s to take but five hours per day for sleep and give the r jst to work. A oolobkd school teachers' convention held' at Jefferson last week performed some excellent work in organizing a State Colored Teachers' association. The, effect of this will be to af ford broader opportunities for education to col ored youth, to pr vide well qualified colored teaohers, and,to diminish the per cent of illitra-e cy wherever the work of this system of organiz ed effort can be applied. A sleighing party of four couplo3 from Sha mokin, Pa., had their sleigh thrown over a pre cipice and all were more or less injured. One of the young men had his leg and arm broken, one of the ladies had an arm broken and her es cort received the same mishap. The nice young men were intoxicated, ar.d drove so furiously and recklessly that the accident occurred. Between Geo. Wm. Curtis, the editor of Harper's Weekly, and Thos. Nast, there is an implcable feud. The Boston Transcript is the authority far the statement that Nast sends his sketches to the Harpers every week and they are pigeon-holed by Curtis, while the Harpers pay Nast, under contact, ten thousand dollars a year for life. The sugar refining business, once extensively prosecuted at Baltimore, was abandoned in 1875, as it had became nnrenumerative. It is now proposed by some of the business men of the city to revive it, and a capital of $1,080,000 has been provided for the purpose. I The works pro posed will give employment to 20,0rfl men. The papers aro accusing the New York Sun of being a great flirt, and charge that it has de serted Mr. Holman and is now taking its moon light rambles with Mr. Flower, varied by an oc casional siesta with Mr. McDonald. Oh, theso political men. Am application having been filed for a charter for a coal company the people of Plymouth, i Pennsylvania, are frantically requesting that'the application be denied, actuated by the fear that the town would sink into the vein opened. It is held that the additional snprema court judges elected in New York at the November election cannot take their ofiic3s until next June. Os Christmas day Wm. H. Vanderbilt paid THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORNING JANUARY.1.1884. $S0,Oa>0 for a vacant lot on Fifty-fourth street, so that he might remain monarch ef all he can survey from the bay window of his residence. Perbie LonmiABD's Christmas gift to the throe thousand employes, men, women, boys and girls, of his Jersey City tobacco factory, was one week's pay, the sum being $17,000. A Chicago dog was badly licked, in New York, Thursday, by a Savannah, Ga., dog. Something mn;t be dor.a to stop the growing insolence and audacity of the unreconstructed south. Tar Chicago Times finds it difficult to see what claims Cincinnati has to the Democratic national convention, but perhaps she merely wants it because she is fond.of music. The law practice of ex-Senator McDonald of Indiana, is worth $30,*00 a year., The presi dent of the United States is paid $50,000 a year, but Joe. don't cara for expenses. TwENTY-noHir men only, of. the senate of the United States aro college graduates, and two, Sewell, of New Jersey, and Jones, of Flor da, never went to school. - Foes officere of the regular army, who re side at Washington, Gen. Sheridan, Col. Taylor, Col. Benjamin and Maj. John Billings, are the "happy fathers" of twins. The soprano of Dr. Howard's church. New York, Hiss Henrietta Beebe, is paid $1,500 a year, the highest salary paid a church choir singer in the city. Thb first loom manufactured in a southern state was reoently put in operation at Atlanta, Georgia, and it wasn't a present from Sp.aker Carlisle either. Fkisidxxt Abthue gave his daughter Nellie a pair of diamond ear rings for - her Christians present, and son Chester A., Jr. $150 in spot cash. These are but five poor men in the United States senate, Blair, Lapham, Logan, Mitchell and Test. The others are millionaires. Thkee United States senators wero bora in Irelaad, one in England and one in Scotland. The rest are natives. Ma. Edmunds is fifty-five years of age, and has been in the United States senate since ho was thirty-eight. Sx-Gov. Youno, of Ohio, has an abscess on his right lung and bis friends do not anticipate his restoration. The Fort Worth (Tex.,) Gazette cab's Mr. Blaine the Plon-Plon of American politics. Ma joe Bet*. Peeely Poobe says that "Sena tor Sabic looks like a youthful Logan." Bekotant Mason is going: to settle down as a shoemaker, and probably at Washington. Mr.. Hatton reluctantly admits that two cent postage is a great success. Thfee are sixty-five lawyers io the Unit Statca senate. St. Paul Postoffice. One of the many evidences of the lead ing position of this city, as well as of its marvellous growth, is to be drawn from tho [jostoffico records. These 3how the gross income of the office for 1883, by months, as follows: ... January ....$15,717 55 February: 18,378 55 March 16,347.13 April 15,677 46 May 15,421 23 Juno 16,731 15 Juiy ....... ... 15,231 56 August.'. 14,630 31 September ' 14,289 04 October 17,889 76 November. 18,916 58 Decrmber.eBt 15,C00 00 Total of the year $184,260 42 Since the reduction of letter postage took effect (Oct. 1) there has been a great increase in letter mails both to and from the oity, and a slight decrease in circulars "-the latter probably from merchants pre ferring to pay the reduced letter postage rather than not have the privilege of filling in or altering with pen their cir culars, price lists, etc. The growth of the oity and its business is fairly illustrated by the yearly increase of its postoffice income. The office was established in April, 1846, and its net income for that year was $3.43. In 1851 the net income was $1,192.62; in 1856, $5,164.67; in 1864, $13,140.08; in 1869, $20,848.03; in 1871, $32,250.61, and in 1873, $43,305.05. Since 1875 the yearly income, gross and net,has been as follows: Gross Income . Net Income . 1875 $58,922 63 $42,767 82 1876. 57,092 85 41,667 92 1877....... 53,412 82 . 88,998 42 1878 68,922 40 48,14104 187? 81,29292 64,67059 1880.............. 102,450 22 78,456 87 1881 128,156 45 96,197 77 1882„ 178,13181 182,702 66 1888 184,260 42 .......... I will be noticed that these figures indi cate that the commercial depression which began with the Jay Cooke panio late in 1873 continued to 1878, although there was an increase of about $10,000 or about 23 per cent, in the postoffice busi ness of 1877 over that of 1873. In 1878 the reaction had set in lively, and since then the increase has' been . enormous— like the growth of the city in population, wealth and enterprise. In the five years, 1878-'83 the postoffice increase has been 188 per cent. The detailed report of the transactions of the offioe for this year cannot be prepared before ' about the middle of next month, but the statement for last year, published in the Globe in January last, showed the increase of '82 over '81 as fol lows: In the total of financial transactions from $3,572,817.52 in '81, to $4,018,241.33; In the registry division, 23.86 per cent, in uresse; letter carriers' division, 35.03 per cent, increase; box and general delivery, 19,43 per cent, increase, and in the mail ing division, 39.38 per cant, increase. The total pieces of i mail handled in the St. Paul office in 1882 was 25,728,897, which will be exceeded by several millions this year. . v ■ .\A:- "■;•;.■ •>■ '-'...- Senator Sabin, of Stillwater, visited St. Paul yesterday for the first time since his return from the halls of congress. The members of the St. Paul temple No. 1, of the Patriarohal Circle, have issued cards ; of ivitation for a second an nual reception, to be given on Thursday evening, the 3d instant, at Sherman hall. The sociables are always . pleasant and agreeable affairs and this one is to be made especially so. ; f; ; ~ For rheumatism take Allen's Iron - Tonic Bit ters. All genuine bear the. signature of J. P. Alien, druggist, St. Paid, Minn. Big Bluster.-•/ T Chicago, Deo. 31,—Paddy Ryan, with his wife and mother, arrived here to-night from Toledo. f He says , he will pull any one's nose who calls him a "coward,", and that Sullivan has stigmatized him as "car," for which, the next time they meet in a saloon, he proposes to whip Sullivan in a rough and tumble fight. London, Dec. 31Sam'l King Church, a oolliery proprietor, tailed. Liabilities £97,000 TMIFOEf ATM NOTES. IjIPOBTAXT CHANGE IN THE TICKET AGENCY OF TH.'i NOBTUEBN PACIFIC. Mr. Karut-s Invi;.e<l to Kni-isn— He Declines and is SnmmariJy Discharged—Oilier Kail road Notes of Interest. Mr. Barnes Discharged. At 3:30 yesterday afternoon Mr. Geo. K. Barnes, general tioket agent of the Northern. Pacifio road, received, without any previous intimation, a request from Mr. Muir, superintendent of traffic, tore sign hiB position "at once." The request was accompahied by one or two letters containing what is supposed to be the rea sons for the request. Mr. Barnes was to surprised that he took occasion to have an interview with Mr. Muir upon the sub ject. He regarded the reasons given as too trivial to justify the request and de sired to know what was the real eause. Mr. Muir expressed the opinion that they did justify the request, whereupon Mr. Barnes declined to resign and expressed a preference to be discharged. Mr. Muir thereupon told him he could have it that way if he wished, and discharged him. Mr. Barnes then asked how soon he desired to have the discharge take effect and was informed that this being the clone of the year it was a very good time to have it take effect now. Mr. Barnes accord ingly gathered up his private papers and vacated the office. A representative of the Globe called upon Mr. Barnes and endeavored to obtain the communications for publication but Mr. Barnes, though he allowed the communications to be read, deemed them of suoh small importance that he refused to allow them to be pub lished. He stated that the ground work of the letters was a growing conflict be tween Mr. Barnes, of the tioket depart ment, and Mr. Fee, superintendent of passenger traffic, aggravated by reports and misrepresentations by those Mr. Barnes had left in charge of the office during his absence for the last few weeks to the Pacific coast. Mr. Barnes, of course, feels much aggrieved at the injus tice which he thinks has been done him, but seems disposed to take a charitable view of the matter, being satisfied that friends who know him will feel assured that the record he has made daring th« ; period of the three years he has been with the Northern • Pacifio ! is such that make? him en titled to better and different treatment, and that mora consideration should have b6en shown him for the manner in which he has discharged his deities during the last three yeara. Mr. J.luir and Mr. Fee were both seen afterwards and each declined to say anything about the matter. Ilai.i Notes. Gen. Lamborn, of tho Northern Pacific, has gone to New York. J. Van Dnsen has been appointed North western passenger agent of the Chicago, ! St. Loui3 & Pittoburg railroad with head- \ quarters in Chicago. f. Mr. Bryant assistant, freight agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, who has been east for a wee?: or two is ex pected back Thursdey. The announcement was yesterday form ally ma that C. H.Warren,- had been appointed agent of the St. Panl, & Man itoba road in place of H. C. Davia, re signed. f.\ ': Heretofore the passoss issued by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road have been held good till the 15th of January. This practice is discontinued thiB year and no passes of 1883 will be honored here after. ■■■: '' -. A circular was issued yesterday by the St. Paul & Manitoba road stating that J. B. Castle, assistant superintendent of the Fergus Fails divi sion, had resigned to take a position on the Northern Pacific. On Christmas day .Mr.'Barae?, of the Northern Paoifio road, reoeived from tho boys in the officii a picture of all the em ployes' in his office, grouped together. This little token of kindness was peculiar ly gratifying to him. In return he pre sented each of them yesterday with a hand some toilet set. . The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road has issued a circular in which it states it is advised by the Chicago & Alton and Chica go & Eastern Illinois Railroad Go's., that they will in future insist upon full prepay ment of all freight charges, from point of shipment to destination, . on agricultural implements, stoves and stove furniture re turned to manufacturers or dealers, locat ed on or reached via their lines, unless a written order from the manufacturer or dealer to return the property is produced by shipper. Please befgeverned accordingly, Mr. G. W. Calkins, who for nearly four years has been a conductor on a sleeping oar on the Royal Route, between St. Paul and Chicago, was the recipient yesterday of many compliments from a host of friends in St. Paul. He has become thoroughly identified with our publio, and fathers, husbands, brothers and lovers al ways feel particularly contented and sat isfied when they can trust their loved ones to tho care of good Uncle Calkins. Tha community would feel a great losa . if he were removed in this generation. He took great care of the traveling men last week, and they will always esteem him as the pilgrim's friend. f The Transcontinental Drop. New Yobk, Deo. 31It is announced that the New York, West Shore & Buffalo road has been admitted to the trunk line pool. The company's percentage is given at 12 per cent. It is stated that the Ore gon Transcontinental investigating com mittee's report will probably not be issued to-day, or, if issued, not until after busi ness hours. The figures are not known yet, but it is supposed the statement will show the Oregon Transcontinental to be worth 50. The indebtedness of the com pany is reported increased from the fig ures in the memorandum given by Tiliard to Rolston early in the month, which ac counts, together with the depreciation in the value of the assets for the drop from 61 to 50. The friends of the Oregon Trans continental ; say^the 'company has its se curities intact. The executive committee meet at 2:30 p. m, / McF«dden.; Captured. .Mr. Hugh C. Donnelly received a tele gram last night from Detective John O'Connor, now in Kansas City, announcing that the latter had f apprehended the sa loon keeper McFadden in that city, and that ho had succeeded in obtaining from him a bill cf sale. * It will be remembered that McFadden skipped out 'A a few- weeks ago, leaving a number of • hie ; friends in . the ; lurch. Mr. Donnelly being one of his largest cred itors, and the above intelligence of his ap prehension is therefore very cheerfully re ceived. f'. ''■ •;;-." ■'• • ■ • ' :''". :'; A grand time at ; Rink, corner Thirteenth and Cedar : streets, this afternoon and evening. Ice in splendid condition. Excelsior band will be in attendance. TBIBVTBft OF ESTEEM. J. G. Donnelly, Secretary of the Hoard of Education, Presented with aGoid-Heni ed Cane by the Janitois of the School*— •Ect'errainmsnts and Other Presentations. Tha Old and the Xeic. The eld year was rang and whistled out in great -hape at 12 o'clock last night, and the now year was ushered in in the same way; and all over the city was to be heard tho crack of the revolver and tho pleasant snapping ef the festive fire oraoker. For hah* an hour everything was 1st loose, till it seemed as if popguns and Iro orackora were riciay on tho air m every direction. At the High Sehool Build The janitors of the various city school?, composed of W. R. Johnson, of tho Frank lin, Mike Firm, Jefferson, James Gear, Sigh pch rol, August Tlhsil, Van Buret, Nicholas Stadfelt, Madison, Alfred Larson, Webster, Carl Benz, Humboldt, Charles Fallon, Lincoln, F. C&sserly, Monroe, P. N. Coughlon, Neill, John Gear, Jackson, John Abel, Washington, N. Stsdfeit, Madi son, put in a surprise visit to J. G. Don nelly at his residence on Minnesota street early last evening, to which he was tempo rarily confined by illness. On being seated in the parlor, W. R. Johnson arose and, handing Mr. Donnelly a $25 gold headed cane, with ebony shaft and German silver tip, on which was in scribed, "Presented to J. G. Donnelly, Secretary of the St. Paul Board of Educa tion, by the Janitors of tho Publio Schools, January, 1884," said: Allow me in behalf of the public school janitors of this city, to present you with this handsome gold cane. You are urged to accept it as a slight token of their re gard for you. Appropriately iusoribed on the head will be found your name and official position, the date and place of this occasion and by whom presented. . In . after years when yen read the inscription engraved thereon may it remind you of the kindly feelings hero expressed, and when time sears the brow, and your trembling limbs find in this a grateful support let memory in her mystic flight tread backward in the path of time and paint again upon your fancy this "Happy New Year." I am instructed to say that while your official position places you in more intimate relations with the janitors, they recognize the kindness and courtesy of the various inspectors, and to them all extend a cordial New Year's greeting. In conclusion let me add, may you see many pleasant recur rences of this day, and may it be long ere your faltering footsteps shall require the support of this stuff. The recipient replied, that this token of goodwill following close upon a similar one from the board of education on Christ mas day, seemed, in his case, to verify the old adage that' never rains but it pours." He spoke of the intimate relationship j which his position as secretary of tho board and chairman of the committee on ; supplies brougnt him into with the donors, ! aud said that if in the pursuit of hi* duties he had ever seemed to 6poak harshly to them he now wished them to accredit suoh words to the head and not to the heart. Ha had the kindliest feeling towards them, recognized their servica in the same sensa as those of positions which wero elective from the people, and for faithful service therein they wero entitled to the same thanks for well doing from the public. This occasion would ever be treasured by him as . among the most pleasurable memories of his, life, and they might be assured that the kindly feeling which prompted it was more highly val ued by him than the intrinsic value of their beautiful token of good will. Sherman Hall. This pleasant hall was the eceno of a gay parly last evening. It was made up of the younger portion of the society people who, .with Seibert'a orchestra had a private dance and sociable. The hall was beautifully decorated, and when the dancers were on the floor and tbe orchestra playing the scene was a very gay one. Miss Margaret Marvin and Miss Alica Bigelow were the belles of the evening. A very pleasant feature of the evening wbb a surprise supper, prepared and presented to the company by Profes eor Evans, This was duly appreciated by all. Pfslfcr's Hall. Li6t evening the Liederkranz, gave a New Year's eve ball.at Pfeifer's hall which was well attended and very much enjoyed by those present. The programme called far twenty-four dances which kept matters lively till an early hour in the morning. Mr. Theodore Sohabert the president of the society made a very neat little' speech of welcome at 12 o'clock in whioh he took occasion to welcome all and to extend to each one prea ent the congratulations of the society. He closed by expressing the hope that on next New Year's evening they would meet there again, and that all would be as hap py as they then were. Miseellantous Notes. The celebrated Phillip Best Brewing company, of Chicago, was, sending around yesterday, through its live and energetic manager, Mr. Arthur Eoenig, to all its friends, cards of rembranoe consisting of a neat little book containing elegant pic tures of the various buildings used by this immense establishment in manufacturing its well-known beverage. Among others it contains a fine cut of the - building oc cupied by ita Si. Paul branch. St. Paul, Chicago, Kansas City and Peoria, are points where the great brewing company has its branches looated. Last evening Mr. C. E. Hughes, manager of the Western Union Telegraph company in this city, and a most competent and faithful offioial, was enticed upstairs into the main operating room and kept in business conversation while a representa tive of the night force arranged on bis desk, a3 a New Year's gift from said night force, an elegant silver tea service. tie did not suspect the size } ef "the cut" on his table, however, on his return to his de partment, until he had perused a letter which accompanied the gift. It is needless to say that the news was received and sent last night by the boys amid clouds of ■moke fromHavanaa of the Hughes brand. His fellow clerks in the register of d6ed6' office presented Abstract Clerk Charles' Passavant a handsome easy chair as their New Year's remembrance and token of ap preciation, yesterday afternoon. Now Charley can sit down and take a - good square rest. './ Mr. Henry J. Strouse, the popular mer chant of East Third street, was made the recipient last night of a handsome testi monial from his employes. The gift con sisted of a magnificient matoh box of solid silver, studded with diamonds and a more handsome souvenir could not be imagined. The New Year's card or greeting . pre sented ; by the . Minnesota Bottling com pany, ia a model of neatness and beauty., The front page . is decorated with a hand some bronze figure ■ or plaque, and alto gether it is the : very \ finest affair of ; the kind sent out this season. A PLEASANT SUBFBIBE. Mr. John H. Langton, for time, time past the faithful, efficient and popular head clerk at the Clarendon; hotel, was the recipient last. night of a handsome and costly New Year's gift at the bands of his friends. About 8 o'clock mine host, Welz, of the Clarendon, accompanied by a delegation 1 of friends, repaired to the parlors of the hotel, when the bell was rung for Mr. Laogton. That gentleman responded with usual alacrity, and his. surprise may be imagined when he found that he was literally sHrroundf.d by a cordon of friends. The lea was broken by Air. Nordine, of Collector Bickers office, who stepped to the front, and in a V6ry graceful speech presented Mr. Laugton with a magnificent diamond ring. The parlor was tilled with friends and the gue3ta of tho house, • but Mr. Lmgton maintained his accustomed suavity. and acknowledged tha present j[in a very neat response. The affair was happily conceiv ed and splendidly conducted throughout. THE SEVENTH SFBBJCT WOBK, Contract Awarded to aiCaVrthnr Bros. of Chicago—Petitions la Favor «if at, Paul Firm— and Specifications for the Work. On recommendation of the city engineer and city attorney, the board of pnblic works at their session yesterday afternoon v*ted to give the contract for tha Seventh street bridge and improvements to McAr thur & Co., of Chicago, who bid to con straot tho entire work for $138,000. Two petitions were received from prop erty owners on Seventh street, stating that in view of the fact that between the bids of Chas. Lauer, of Lauer & Bros., ef St. Paul,and of McArthur Bros.,there was only a differecce of $2,586 in favor of the lat ter, and in view of the high character and standing of Lauer Bros., for the quality of i their work and for the falfillment ' of their contract obligations, the petition ers thought that it was for the interest of St. Paul to give the contract to these St. Paul men, and asking the consideration of these facta by the board, as well of the at tached pledge to these petitions, signed by said Lauer, that he would agree "to com plete the entire work by Deo. 25,1884, un less delayed by previous contractors or the oity from so doing." Some statements were further made by ! citizens interested in having St. Paul con tractors have the benefit of this work and the oity thereby retain the capital ex pended at home, to the effect that the Mc- Arthurs were not the proper parties to ex ecute each a contract and that they didn't even own a meson's trowel. In fact, it was developed in a very quiet way that there was con siderable feeling about this contract be- \ ing given to outside parties, as one respon- ; sible St. Paul firm at least had come bo near the figure', of the award as to make the difference almost nominal, while they would pledge themselves to ope:: the whole work completed to tho publio u=e fiix months before the extreme specification contract limit. The cubic yards of embankment in this improvement will be 234,713, and of ex- j cavation 112,616, a".d a large amount of masonyr, piling, curbing, eta,will ba nec essary. But tho general public will be more interested in regard to tho bridge over . tliy railway tracks. This is to ba of iron and will consist of ono span Bixty-six feet wide ; with seven-eight feet between centers of end piers. The roadway will be forty-two feet clear between trasses with a crown of nine inches. Tho walks will bo twelve fact wide each, with tho inside edge nine inches, and the ontsiJo edge thirteon inches above the roadway. The roadway will consist of two courses of two inch pine plank, and coated with Warren natural asphalt. The sidewalk floors will consist of one layer of three inch white pine dressed, projected by a oorrngated iron railing five feet high. There will bo 170,000 pounds of iron in the bridge structure, which is to be tough and fibrous and show an ultimate strength of not less than 50,000 pounds to the square inch, an elastic limit of 25,000 pounds to the pquare inch, and an elonga tion before rupture of at least 12 per cent. Time is stated in the specifications to bo one of the essential conditions in the award of thin contract. They require that by Dec. 11, 1882, the work in the Trout Brook valley with the fill in Phaleu Creek valley be finished as a roadway of not less than twenty feet in width with grades not to to exceed sevon feet in 100 properly surfaced for, and maintained open for travel till the completion of the entire work, May 1, 1885. . '>' Az-L.,'■■'. BUSINESS WRECKS. 1 he Record of the Year—A Large Increase in the Number of Failures, and the I.i>- IIties—Two Heavy Asilcnmeats In Now York, and Several Elsewhere. New Yobk, Deo. —The business fail ures in the United States duriag 1883 as reported by R. G. Dun & Co., number 9,184 against 6,738 in 1882, an increase oi. 2,446. The liabilities for 1883 are 172, 000,000 y against 101,090,000 for 1882. The failures last year are greater than that of any year sinoe 1878, when they reached 10,478, with liabilities of 234,000, 000. A close analysis of the tables pre sented in the circular shows that out of every ninty-four persons engaged in busi ness in 1883, one person failed, while in 1878 one person failed out of every sixty four traders. In Canada the proportion of failures during the year waa one failure to every forty-eight traders. New Yoek, Dec. 31.Duncan A. Grant, laoes and embroideries, has assigned. Preferences $23,000. Jacob Jaros, Nashville, Tenn., dry goods and notions, has failed. Liabilities, $40,000. Nominal assets, $15,009 to $20,000. [Special Telegram to tho Qlobo.J New Yoee, Jan. —Duncan A. Grant,! dealer in laoes and trimmings, made an assignment to-day, giving preferences for $23,262. Mr. Grant failed in September, 1882, with liabilities of $141,608 and actual assets of $142,130. He obtained a compromise at fifty oenta on the dollar, which he paid off, the last installment fall ing due. about two months ago. Last summer ■ he opened a branch store at St. Louis, which was regarded as a un profitable . . venture. Dull trade during ff. the f past season and the pressure of creditors,who have sudden ly brought suits against him at short no tics precipitated the assignment. Silow McSibbard, a member of the stock exchange, was unable to meet his obligations to-day, and 800 shares of Ore gon Transcontinental -and Union Pacifio stock were sold for his account. His ob ligations were not large, and the failure had no effect of mark. , ;Boston, Dec. 31.—Ferd. Wyman, stock holder in the Hnmiston Food Preserving company, filed a bill in equity, asking for an accounting from the treasurer, alleging unauthorized debts to the amount of $75, 000 had been contracted, and company was practically defunct. v Wabeham, Mass., Deo. . 31.—Several ex tensive ironworks make a general redac tion of wages to-morrow. Tho large nail establishment of the Free ment Iron com pany has shut' down for. repairs. The Wareham Nail company will make a out of 15 per cent, below the tioket price. The Parker Nail company will out nailers 15 and laborers 10 per cent. The Franconia Iron campany posted a notice of a 10 per cent., reduction. London, Deo. Alexander Brogden, M. P. for Wednesbury, and an ironmaster, has failed. Liabilities £723,000. YILLARD EMM He Has Transferred All His Property to the North? Pacific iloail. ASD IS SOW SICK AND TOOK. Tlielleport of the Committee on the Affairs of the Oregon- [ ranscon tine.*: ISpecial Telegram tt> ti o Glob*.! Nnw Toil Dee. 31.— The afliiir* of the Northern Pacihc and it, ro'.later&l enter prises were tho sole topic of conversation among the brokers and operator.* at the F*ifih Avenue ami Windsor hotels to-ui^ht. . It wa3 reported that* Villnrd'rt resignation was accompanied by a formsl transfer to the directors of all his property of what soever name or character, all that was in the name of his wife or that had been transferred from him to his wife, and that he was to-day, iu fact, penniless. W. H. Vanderbilt was at the Windsor to-night, but declined to say anything about the markets or the pros pects of the year which commences to-day. Mr. Fabbri said that ha would not talk, &a everything in reference to the matter was contained in the report of the com mittee. Mr. Ralaton, it is said, will not bo Mr. Villard's successor. Gen. Oaks and others of the directors refused to say whether Mr. Yillard had resigned. A meeting of the directors of the Northern Pacific has been set for Thursday, at which time it is expected that Mr. Yillard will formally retire and that his successor will be ap pointed. It is generally supposed that Mr. Fred'k Billings will be Mr. Villard's successor. [Western Associated Press. | New Yonx, Deo. 31.—V: Hard is some what better, but still sugering from nerv ous prostration. His resignation as , president of tho Northern Pacific railroad will bo presented at the annual meeting of the directors on Jon nary i. The probable puccessor to Yillard 13 being freely discussed ou tho Btreet; It is thought Frederick Billings, of Boston, will be poshed by the New England stock holders and A. J. Caseett, of Pennsylvania, by the other parties interested. Nothing positive can be ascertained from the of ficials of the Northern Pacific company, or from members of tho bond pyuuicato regarding the much talked of change, al- - though developments are expected shortly. I Special Tcleuram to tho Globe. J! "New Yobk, Dec. 31.—-Messrs. E. B. Fab bri, William E;idicDtt, Jr., and Ruawell Ralston, tha committee recently appointed by thejeomm of tha Oregon Transcon ■ tinental company, to investigate and re- J port upon the financial affatiB and condi | tion of that company, completed their I labors at a late hour tonight, it report i3 signed by nil tho members of the com j miltoe." After alluding to the or^aui:: dion I of tha committea by ih'j appointment of [ Mr. Fabbri as chairman and secretary, I and also* to the extent and intricate nature of the committee's labor,thj report says: "lot"' r.« the business and '" lira of the company have been largely under the control and management of President Villard, his absence in consequence of severe illness has greatly interfered with the committee's labors, and has pi ■> nted their making a report as satisf;itory i:; de tail af they would havo desired, The com mittee would report that the assets of the company, as shown by the bank?, and from the certificates of the parties holding securities as collaterals on loans, as well 03 the actual count of suoh securities as are in the possession of the company are as follows: O/egon Railway and Navigation company, 152,927 shares stock; Northern Pacific Railroad company, jirefened stock, 153,700 shares stock; Northern Pacific Railroad compa ny, common stock, 147,734; Wisconsin Railroad company stock, 18,714; Milwau kee & Lake Winnebago railroad, preferred stock, 2,775; Milwaukee & Lake Winne bago railroad, common, 2,260; Oregon A California railroad, preferred stock, 150; Oregon & California 'railroad, common stoek, 400; Oregon Iron and Steel company stock, 1,500; Oregon & California railroad, second mortgage bond;, $2,000,000; lands and other real estate, as per ledger. 286,368; Oregon Improvement company, $514,128. Paget Smna railroad under construction and not bended, $421,022; Northern Pacifio Railroad company, bal ance of acooumt, $1,240,206; cash $105, 927. THB LIABILITIES of the company from the sources p.t the committee's hands are known to ba as fol lows: Bills payable, $10,562,500; credited vouchers as reported by treasurer, $396, 733; Oregon Railway and Navigation company, $48,895; total, $11,000,128. • Tha committee are informed tha bonds yet to be received from branch linen will meet the requirements for construction. Your committee have deemed it proper to state the assets on their faca or share value, not considering it within their province or desirable to offer market values, which are constantly liable to fluctuation. In conclusion the committee expresses its appreciation of the readiness on the part of the officers and employes of the company to facilitate the investigation. Mr. Vill3rd was somewhat better, but . is still suffering from nervous prostration. / His resignation a3 president of the North ern Paoiffc Railway company will be pre sented at the annual meeting of the di rectors, Jan. 4. .4 LATE MIXBEAI'OLIS SEWS. Yesterday it was discovered (hat a bar rel of whisky and some other things had been stolen from a freight ear at the East side junction. After a skirmish and a few hours' search, the stolen goods were re covered and three of the parties implica ted in the larceny were arrested. Calcutta, Dec. 31.—The expedition un der Brig, Gen. Hill, which left Balukpuno for the Okha country on the 17th instant, to reoaptnre an officer from the Okha tribe, repulsed three attacks on the night of the 234 instant. The expedition lo=t one miii tilled and eight wounded. ■ M • Judge MeCrsry refuses to be interviewed or make a statement corce-ning lis re ported resignation a3 judge ot tho Eighth judicial district. Jake Seaplo, the well known West End saloon keeper at Louisville, Kv. .win shot and fatally wounded by a hoodlum. The •hooting yfr* nnproked.