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piny all orders. Address)
DAILY GLOBE, St. Paul, Minn.
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
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
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.
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
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-
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
$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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.,'■■'.
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
[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.
He Has Transferred All His Property
to the North? Pacific iloail.
Tlielleport of the Committee on the
Affairs of the Oregon- [ ranscon
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
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
[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
"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,
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.
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.

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