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THE WEEKLY HERALD.
R. I. FI8K,
Editor.
THIBUAT, FESBIIAST t, 1878*
THE ALLENTOWN EINE.
For the put two years and more the Allen*
town Railroad Line, (the New York branch
of the Pennsylvania Central R. R., and its
western connections,) has found representa
tion in Montana, by advertisement published
in the Daily Herald without intermission
during that time. The amount of goods an
nually purchased by the merchants of this
Territory, aggregates thousands of tons, and
every year adds materially to the weight and
bulk of freights transported from that great
metropolis, destined to this far western, rap
idly developing country of the mountains. In
this connection, it affords us no small satis
faction, to refer to the favorite route which,
by common consent, seems to be adopted by
our mercantile classes for the movement of
their cargoes west to their destination. No
firm in Montana that has been for any time
in business, and at all identified in mercantile
pursuits, but is familiar with the advantages
for speedy, safe, and cheap transportation of
fered by the Allentown Line. The Hbrald
has patronized this route to a very considera
ble extent for the past four years, and we are
thus enabled to speak of its admirable man
agement and the superior facilities which it
affords to shippers from New York, from
personal knowledge.
In October last, following close upon the
destruction of the Herald office by fire, and
before the embers of the burned' establish
ment had ceased to smoke, we were hastening
on our journey to New York fora new print
ing outfit We passed through Chicago,
which had been destroyed by the great fire
one week later than that which visited Helena,
and found-ourself in Gotham in rear of all
the burned-out publishers of the Garden City,
who were beseiging the type foundries and
press manufacturers of New York with their
orders. Nothing discouraged, we pushed our
way into the midst of the unfortunate but
enterprising newspaper men crowding upon
Farmer, Little & Co., and Gordon, and Hoe
A Co., and stuck by the type and press men
so closely that the entire new equipment for
the Herald was put up and ready for ship
ment several days in advance of the first of
the publishing outfits hurriedly preparing for
Chicago. Hastening, then, to the office of
the AllentownLine, at 371 Broadway, we laid
ouf case before Col A. T. Wilds, and told
him what we expected of him in the way of
fast freight for our cargo. Col. Wilds and the
Contracting Agent, Mr. W. H. Hoyt, com
prehended the situation at once, and without
an hour's delay had their men at work load
ing presses, type, and stock, and before fairly
aware that they had moved in the matter,
notice was left at our hotel that the car con
taining the Herald material was speeding
westward. The day after we started on our
return home, and found upon our arrival, the
following letter from Mr. Wilds :
Office Allentown Railroad Link,
271 Broadway,
New York, November 3d, 1871
To the Editor of the Herald.
I enclose you papers relating to time on car
834, loaded with your freight:
The car left here Monday night, October
23d, 12 p. m., and arrived at Chicago Satur
day, October 28th, 1p.m., making 4| days
to Chicago. Mr. Veile, assistant of the C. R.
L & P. R. R., has provided "lightningtime"
to Council Bluffs, and I presume will m»ir»
•it in two days time. This will make 6$ days
from Mew York to Council Bluffs, and the
quickest on record. The U. P. R. R. will do
their best to Corinne, and, I trust, soon after
the receipt of this letter, you will be running
the H e rald on time, as usual.
I have done everything I possibly could to
hurry these goods through for you, and hope
the Overland route will be as successful.
We received one case several days after the
car left, which you will probably not receive
as soon as you will the presses and other ma
terial. Yours truly,
A. T. WILDS.
The car referred to in Mr. Wild's letter,
went through to Council Bluffa and was
landed on the Omaha side of the Missouri
river innde of seven days. There, owing to a
defective "box," a change of car was made;
but notwithstanding this stoppage, the Her
ald equipment, intact, was laid down at Co
rinne inside of thirteen days from the time it
left New York! At Corinne the whole out
fit was placed aboard of the mule t/wm. of
the Diamond "R" Fast Freight Line, with
the expectation of pushing it through from
the railroad to Helena in nine days. The
storms came on, however, blockading the
roads with snow, and it was some time after
ward that tlie wagons rolled into town.
The management of the Allentown Rail
road Fast Freight Line well deserves the con
fidence and commendation of the mercantile
and all others of the shipping public of the
West. It has put forth manly efforts to ac
commodate the people ofüiis^ïerritoiy, and
it is to this fact and to the sùpertor induce
ments offered to shippers, that it enjoys the
patronage of tbb great majority'of the* mer
cantile, mining, ' tnanufacfdmig, and pther
classes of Montana. Itimf,always done fair
ly by us; let os all do fairly by k*
:}
Tral Rumfond medal for 1871 has been
awarded to Joseph Harrison, jr. t of Phila
delphia, for a boite» which is a l mos t non-ex
plosive, and which, in the event of accident,
will do but little damage.
i
A NATIONAL PARK.
The telegraphic dispatches this morning
announce that the bill introduced by Senator
Pomeroy, providing for a National Park on
the headwaters of the Yellowstone, has
passed the Senate. We have not seen the
text of this particular bût, and cannot say
whether it is identical with that introduced
into the House by our Delegate, but presume
it to be essentially the same; and judging
from the readiness with which the idea has
been taken up, put into shape, and passed
the Senate, there can be little doubt that very
soon it will receive the sanction of all the
necessary parties and become a law. In
fact, since the idea was first conceived by the
party of gentlemen from this city, who vis
ited this region of wonders in the summer of
1869, and gave to the world the first reliable
reports concerning its marvelous wealth of
natural curiosities, the project has gained
ground with surprising rapidity.
The letters of Mr. Hedges, first published
In the Hebald, the lectures of Mr. Lang
ford, the articles of Mr. Trumbull, and later
still, the story of peril and adventure of Mr.
Everts, all of the same party, were widely
circulated by the press of the country, and
not merely excited a passing curiosity, but
created a living, general interest that has
since received strength and larger proportions
by the publication of Lieutenant Doone's
official report to the War Department of the
same expedition ; followed, as that was, by
the expedition of Professor Hayden, during
the last summer, under the patronage of the
Smithsonian Institute, with its fully appointed
corps of scientific gentlemen and distin
guished artists, whose reports have more than
confirmed all descriptions of the Washburn
party. Such, in brief, has been the origin
and progress of this project now about to re
ceive a definite and permanent shape in the
establishment of a National Park. It will be
a park worthy of the Great Republic. If it
contains the proportions set forth in Clagett's
bill, it will embrace about 2,500 square miles,
and include the great canyon, the Falls and
Lake of the Yellowstone, with a score of
other magnificent lakes, the great geyser
basin of the Madison, and thousands of min
eral and boiling springs. Should the whole
surface of the earth be gleaned, another spot
of equal dimensions could not be found that
contains on such a magnificent scale one-half
of the attractions here grouped together.
Without a doubt the Northern Pacific Rail
road will have a branch track penetrating
this Plutonian region, and few seasons will
pass before excursion trains will daily be
sweeping into this great park thousands of
the curious from all parts of the world. A
steamboat will be plying upon the ciystal
waters of Yellowstone Lake, and excited
sportsmen will be decoying the speckled
beauties from its déptbs or aiming for the
swans, geese, duckB or gulls that heretofore
have boated undisturbed upon its surface.
The picture is altogether exhilerating to con
template, and wt advise our citizens who
would look upon this scene in its wild, prim
itive beauty, before art has practised any of
its tricks upon nature, to be prepared to go
soon.
Helena, though it probably will be less ben
efited than Bozeman or Virginia City, by the
influx of visitors from abroad, will deserve
the chief gloiy, not only of having made
known to the world the wealth of attractive
wonders this region contains, but of having
conceived the project of making it a National
Park, and haying pushed it forward to real
ization before a swarm of greedy sharks had
fastened their monopolizing fangs upon it.
HANCOCK AGAIN DISAPPOINTED.
The recent death of General Halleck leaves
but three Major Generals available for the
four great military commands into which the
country is divided. One of these is com
manded by Lieutenant General Sheridan, and
the two others—the Atlantic and Pacific—are
commanded by Generals Meade and Schofield.
The decease of Halleck leaves the division
South vacant. This circumstance renders it
almost certain that General Hancock will
assert his alleged right to a higher command
than the Department of Dakota. Our Wash
ington advices, however, state that no new
assignment will be made ; that an order from
the War Department will soon issue to dis
continue the Military Division of the South,
and that instructions will be given to the two
Department commanders, General Terry and
Col. Emory, to report directly to the Secretary
of War. This action will retain Hancock in
command of the Department of Dakota.
LEGAL TENDER DECISION.
The Supreme Court of tlr Uuited States
has finally decided the legal tender question
Five of the nine Judges hold that the Consti
tutional grant to Congress of power to coin
money, cannot be regarded as containing an
implied prohibition against the issue of legal
tender notes, and if it raises any implication
they are of its complete power over the cur
rency ; that the objection that the legal tender
act impairs the obligation of contracts can
not be accepted, as there can be no valid obli
gation to pity a particular' kind of money,
®Tcn ^f both parties understand and expect
payment to be made in > a certain kind of
money* that all the law compels in payment
Is whatever the law shall tecögnize as money
when the payment is made. , The former de
cision by the same tribunal* that the legal
tender acts were unwarranted by fhe Conatitti
tion, Is thn r overruled . } '
—A man in Cincinnati is organizing a
brass band of twenty women. His theory is.
that if they learn only half « many "airs"
as they put on, it will be a success.
Responsibility of LI«nor Sellers.
An Act to provide against the evils resulting
from the sale of intoxicating liquors in the
Territory of Montana :
Sso. 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Am.
sembty of the Territory of Montana.
That every husband, wife, child, parent,
guardian, employer or other person, who
shall be injured in person or property or
means of support by any intoxicated person,
or in consequence of the intoxication, habit
dal or otherwise of any pesson, such wife,
child, parent, guardian, employer or other
person, shall have a right of action in his or
her own name severally or jointly against any
person or persons, who shall, by selling or
giving intoxicating liquors, have cause« the
intoxication in whole or in part of such per
son or persons ; and (the) owner of, lessee,
or person or persons renting or leasing any
building or premises, having knowledge that
intoxicating liquors are to be sold therein in
violation of this Act, or having leased the
some for other purpose*, shall knowingly per
mit intoxicating liquors to be sold in such
building or premises that have caused the in
toxication in whole or in part, of such person
or persons, shall be liable severally or jointly
with the person or persons selling or giving
intoxicating liquors aforesaid, for all dam
ages, sustained as well as exemplary damages
and a married woman shall have the same
right to bring suits and control the same, and
the amount recovered tue same as if a femme
sole, and all damages recovered by a minor
under this Act, shall be paid either to such
minor or to his or her parent or guardian or
next friend as the Court may direct ; and the
unlawful sale or giving away of intoxicating
liquors shall work a forfeiture of ail rights of
the lessee or tenant under any lease or con
tract of rent upon the premises when such
unlawful sale or giving away takes place, and
all suits for damages under this, shall be by a
civil action in any of the Courts of this Ter
ritory having jurisdiction thereof.
Sec. 2. For all costs and damages assess
ed against any person or persons in conse
quence of the sale of any intoxicating liquors
as provided in section one of thi9 Act, the
real estate and personal property of such per
son or persons of eveiy kind and without ex
ception or exemption shall be liable for the
payment thereof ; and such costs and damages
shall be a lien upon such real estate until paid;
and in case any person or person shall rent or
lease to another or others any building or pre
mises to be used or occupied in whole or in
part, for the sale of intoxicating liquors to
cause intoxication in whole or in part, of any
"erson as specified in the first section of this
.ct, or shall permit the same to be so used or
occupied in whole or in part, such building or
] »remises; and proceedings may be had to sub
; ect the same to the payment of any such dam
ages and costs assesed or judgment recovered
which remained unpaid or any part thereof,
either before or after execution shall issue
against whom such costs or judgment shall
have been adiudged or assessed ; and where
execution shall issue against the property so
leased or rented, the officer shall proceed to
satisfy said execution out of the building or
premises so leased or rented or occupied
as aforesaid, and in case such building belong to
a minor, insane person or idiot, the guardian
of such minor, insane person or idiot, who
lias control of such building or premises,
shall be liable and account to his or her ward
for all damages on account of such use and
occupation of such building or premises, and
the liabilities for the costs and damages afore
said and all contracts whereby any building
or premises shall be rented or leased and the
same shall be used or occupied in whole or
in part for the sale of intoxicating liquors to
cause intoxication shall be void, and the les
see, parson or persons renting or leasing said
building or premises shall, on and after the
selling or giving intoxicating liquors as afore
said, be considered and held to be in posses
sion of said building or premises.
Sec. 8. This act shall take effect and be
in force from and after its passage.
Approved January 12th, 1872.
B. F. POTTS, Governor.
An Explicit Denial.
The Virginia City Enterprise, of the 18th
inst., publishes the following letter from
Armistead, the man who was said to have
had the terrible fight with the convict Jones :
Bishop Creek, December 27, 1871.
^ Ed. Enterprise: —I saw a letter in the
Sacramento Union, of December 23d, which
was a copy from your paper, written by one
(liar) George Slawson, stating that I had
trailed Charles Jones, the convict, to a sheep
ranch on the San Joaquin river, where I
found him, and had a terrible fight, in which
we were both killed ; which is a lie on the
face, for I am still living, and haven't lost
any convicts to hunt for, for the simple rea
son that Nevada will not pay for dead con
victs. The man that says I am dead is a liar.
FRANCIS a ARMISTEAD.
Northern Pacific Contracta in Penn.
sylvanla.
The Philadelphia Bulletin says that the
Northern Pacific Railroad Company, early
in December, closed a contract with the
Baldwin Locomotive 'works of that city for
fifty first-class locomotives, which, with
forty-eight already purchased, mostly from
this great manufacturing establishment,
makes nearly one hundred locomotives, as
one item of the purchases of the Northern
Pacific in Pennsylvania. Over forty thou
sand tons of iron have also been purchased,
and the money paid to Pennsylvania iron
manufacturers, together with an immense
amount of other material, such as passenger
and freight cars, spikes, switches, turn-tables,
etc. The aggregate sums up nearly five mil
lions of dollars thus scattered among the
working men of Philadelphia and Pennsyl
vania within a apace of eighteen months.
mutilated Currency.
The Treasurer of the United States, Mr.
qpinner gives notice that after Jan. 1, 1872,
(he existing rules governing the redemption
of oil kinds of paper money now or hereafter
redeemable at the Treasury of the United
States, will be changed so as to read as fol
lows:
I. Fragments of a note, constituting less
than one-half, will not be redeemed at all,
unless on olear and satisfactory proof of the
total destruction of the missing part.
» IL An entirety of less than five-eight!': of
* note, and being dearly half of a note, will
be redeemed at half the facevalne of a whole
Dote. • t .o.v • ••ii? •*' hi:.«; ■ k . •• imf
» ijl. An entire piece, constituting five
elghU of a noté, will be redeemed at its full
face va lue. . !■•• :j
Yankee, id England being annoyed by
the constant bowling as to the superiority of
English girts, finally silenced laudation by
de r*fV 1 * *** "**«7 » gal in Boston,
only 11 years old, wno could chew gum in
seven different languages, with her eyes shut. "
TELEGRAMS
»«ported SPECIALLY FOB TBB HERALD BY
WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY.
UNITED STATES.
Senate.— Thurman replied to Morton's
speech against the Amnesty Bill. Said Morton
was ever singing the same old song, without
a new note, about the wickedness of the re*
bellion and the Democratic party. Nosanemau
believed that the Democracy would assume
the rebel debt or pay pensions to rebel soldiers.
These they did not want, and if they did it
was settled by constitutional prohibition.
Slavery is also positively prohibited, and the
national debt guaranteed by tbe constitutional
amendments. Yet Senator Morton, who is
the mouthpiece of the President, endeavors
to terrify the Senate by these preposterous
threats.
Morton replied briefly, saying that Blair
owed bis place on the Democratic President
liai ticket to a Broadband letter.
Blair said that if Morton had not backed
out of bia speech in favor of Andrew John
son, in 1865, be might have bad hie (Blair s)
place on the ticket. (Laughter.)
House.— Butler preeented a petition for
woman anffrage—referred to Judiciary Com«
mitten.
Resolutions were presented abolishing
the franking privilege and confirming the
sale of public lands to actual settlers.
Pierce, of Mississippi, introduced a bill to
apply the sales of public lands to the National
School System.
McIntyre opposed the bill, and said the
public lands belonged to those who settled
on them. Education belonged to tbe states.
Washington, January 24.—Tbe British
and American Mixed Commission adjourned
to Monday without transacting any busi
ness.
Tne President sent the following nomina
tions to the Senate to-day- Edward P.
Johnson, for U. 8. Attorney to Wyoming;
Addison C. Gibbs, for U. S. Attorney to
Oregon.
The tobacco question was before the Com
mittee on Ways and Meana again to-day.
Dr. Spence, of Cincinnati, advocated a uni
form tax of sixteen cente per pound. He
said that such tax would yield 28 millions of
dollars annually. Ho also desired a greater
certainty and uniformity in law.
The Chicago banks, according to the latest
official statements show a ten per cent better
reserve fund than that of the banka of any
other city excepting Albany.
General Emery telegraphs to the War De
partment from New Orleans, that all la quiet
there; and that the political parties seem to
be preparing for the Congressional investiga
tion.
Trenton, January 24.—Governor Parker
refuses to interfere in behalf of Potts, the
murderer of Halsted. Potts will be banged
on fcrtday.
New York, January, 24 — At the Custom
House Investigation, L. L. More, a large im
porter, testified that a high Government
official had offered Grinnell $5.000 lor the
g eneral order business and GrinDell ordered
im to leave the office. The witness was
not requested to name tbe official who made
theofler. It ia believed that the profits of
the general order business are enormous,
probably from two hundred thousand dollars
to three hundred thousand dollars annually..
J. J. Roberts, importer of watches, testified
to tbe loss ot a case of watches in Nov. 1870
He bad paid duty on the watches, and found
that the carman who took the case from the
ship, to be an irresponsible person whose
bond was signed by fictitious names. He baa
instituted proceedings against Murphy.
Jefferson City, Jan. 25th.—The Liberal
Republican Convention met at the Hall of
Representatives to-day. It was the largest
ever assembled. Judge D. E. Bald, of the
county of Grundy, was temporarily elected
President, and Col. Lowder Secretary.
Judge Bald made a brief speech, in which
be referred to the work which devolved
upon the Convention as grand and noble. He
stated that it waa his hope that a movement
would be inaugurated—one that would com.
mand the support-of the majority ot the
American people—in reformation of true
Republicanism.
Various committees were appointed, after
which a stirring speech was delivered by
Hon. C. H. Johnson. The Convention took a
recess until 2 o'clock p. m.
The Convention is composed of members
of the same political proclivities that nomi
nated Brown.
Among the lookers on were several prom
inent gentlemen from abroad, who seem tobe
measuring the extent ot the Grant opposi
tion.
On the re assembling of the Convention,
tbe Committee on Resolutions reported,
through their Chairman, Col. Grosvenor,
tbe pltaform, which called forth enthusias
tic applause, and cheers followed the read
ing of the resolutions.
They are substantially as follows:
The first declares a faitb in the vital prin
ciples of true Republicanism, and recog
nising the sovereignty of the Union, eman
cipation and equality of elvil rights. The
second demanda equal auffrage and complete
amnesty for all. The third favors a genuine
reform of tariff. Fourth denounces shame
less abuse of public patronsge in tbe inter
est of any party or faction; demanda the re
form of the civil service, and compliments
the Senators whose courage and course ot
action has compelled the disclosure of mis
rule. In the fifth it is resolved that local
sell government, with impartial suffrage, will
guard the rights of all citizens more se
curely than any centralized authority. It is
to stop the growing encroachment ot
executive power; the use of coercion or
bribery; to ratify a treaty; the packing of tbe
Supreme Court to relieve rich corporations;
the seating of members of Congress not
elected by the people; to the return
of all unconstitutional laws to cure Ku-Klux
disorder, religion or imtemperance and the
surrender of individual freedom to those
who ask that the practice or creed of some
shall be the law for all. We demand for each
individual the largest liberty consistent with
public order,for the State self-government;
and for-tbe nation to return to the methods
of peace and constitutional limitations of
power. And.resolved that being Republi
can*, makes it not the less our duty to expose
corruption, denounce usurpation of power,
and work for the reform necessary for the
publie welfare. The times demand an up
rising of honest citizens to sweep hrbm
power men who prostitute tbe name of the
honored party to aelflsh interests. We
therefore invite all R« publiasse who deeire
tbe reforms herein set forth to meet in a na
tional mass convention at tbe city
of Cincinnati, on the first Monday of
May next at 12 o'clock, and there take auch
action as our convictions of doty and public
exigency may require. Col. Burns then ad
dressed the convention. After whioh let
ters were read from Carl Schurz and ex«
Senator Fowler, of Tennessee. Gov. Brown
then discussed the Reeolutlon, which was
adopted, and was folloteed by Judge Oliver,
oi Ohio, and James Scovel, of New Jersey,
when the convention adjourned.
The triends of the Government appear
highly pleased with the prospects developed.
Several letters were read from gentlemen
who conld not be present at tbe Convention.
The following dispatch was also received.
Cincinnati, Jan. 23,1872.
To William W. Grosvenor. Chairman. <
The German American Reunion and Re
form Association send their greeting to your
Convention. We are in perfect harmony
with your platform, and promise you to co
operate heartily with your movement. We
will and shall do our duty for the Executive
Committee. Caul Strobel.
New York, Jan. 24.—Stokes was arraigned
for the murder of Fisk in the court of Oyer
and Terminer this morning, but a postpone
ment was bad, owing to tbe illness of Judge
Ingrabam.
Washington, Jan. 23 —It was stated in a
Cabinet meeting to-day, that dispatches from
General Emery represent everything quiet
in New Orleans.
Baltimore, Jan 24.—The verdict in the
Wharton case is nut guilty.
Washington, Jan. 25.—Bates, tUg Attorney
General ot Utah, is in Washington, endeav
oring to get an appropriation to pay court
expenses in Utah. He says that unless
means are supplied the prosecution must
cease.
The committee who heard the argument
of the deputation in favor ot woman suf
frage report unanimously that the Constitu
tional amendments confer no right of suf
frage on women. States have atill control of
the matter.
Omaha, Jan. 25—The Legislative imbrog
lio ended last night, and tbe Legislature ad
journed.
Salt Lake, Jan. 25—Baker, one of tbe
witnesses for the prosecution in the llobip
son murder case, makes an affidavit that bis
testimony before Judge McKean, during the
preliminary examination, was wholly nntrue
and false. Baker waa arrested for perjury
and is now confined at Camp Douglas.
The weather has moderated to-day, but
still very cold.
It ia reported that cattle are dying by
thousands.
A large number of passengers from the
West are waiting here for a break in the
snow blockade on the Union Pacific railroad.
Pnbllo inquiry has been made to know
what has become of the Salt Lake contribu
tions for the relief of the snfferers by the
Chicaga fire. The published official list
makes no mention of anything received from
Utah. The amount collected in this city
alone was nearly $20.000.
There were two fires here last evening
and it wks a narrow escape from a general
conflagration
San Francisco, Jan. 25.—Rose Kelly, a
beautiful girl, drowned herself in the bay
last night. -
Albert Lantnann, a young German, shot
himself through tbe heart to-day. It is
supposed that the cause in both cases was a
disappointment in love
New York, Jan. 25.—Tbe Croton Aqueduct
laborers have struck for back pay.
New Orleans, Jen. 24.—It is snowing at
New Orleans, Braozs, Galveston and Houston
the first time in many years.
Loudon, Jan. 24.—A aevere storm com
menced here yesterday evening, lasting all
night, and raging with great violence. The
gale at timesbecame a hurricane, and the
rain poured down in torrents, flooding the
lower portion of the city.
Washington, January 26.— The Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue has given instruc
tions to the Supervisors throughout the coun
try to cause a reduction to the lowest prac
tical estimate, of the clerical force in the offi
ces of Assessors.
The only confirmation made by the Senate
to-day was that of Jas. F. Legate, to be Gov
ernor of Washington Territory.
New York, January 27.—The Custom
House investigation committee adjourned till
next Wednesday. The committee will go to
Washington to-night.
Caleb Cushing says that m his opinion the
Geneva arbitration will result in a satisfactory
settlement without any difficulty.
The Herald's Washington special says a
convention of discontented Republicans Ls to
be held in Cincinnati immediately after the
Philadelphia Convention, and it will prepare
a ticket and platform for the Democratic
party. The Democratic convention is not to
be held until late in the summer, and then
only to ratify the work of the discontented
Republicans
Brick Pomeroy was sued this morning for
$25,000 damages for a breach of promise of
marriage, by Sadie Wilkenson, of New
Haven, she charging that he promised to
marry her In 1866.
Henry Heprer, a German, this afternoon
shot his son, aged 18 years, killing him in
stantly, and then dangerously wounded him
self. Intemperance was the cause.
Gold is very firm. The bank statement is
unfavorably showing a net loss in legal re
serve of $1,700,000.
The Yonkers and New York Insurance
Company have been mutually dissolved.
Twelve cases of small-pox were reported
yesterday ; and there have been five deaths
since yesterday.
New York, January 28. —The committee
of citizens has rejected Commodore Vander
bilt's plan for regulating the track of the
Harlem railroad on Fourth Avenue, and insist
upon the road being placed under ground, for
which they will appeal to the Legislature.
Spinal meningitis is raging among the
horses in this city. The best constructed and
appointed stables have been visited by it, and
a fearful death rate has been the result.
The grand jury of Hudson county, New
Jqrsey, have indicted "Boss" Bumstead of
the Board of Public Works. Fire Commis
sioner, Thomas Fielder; Chief of Police,
McWilliams ; Police Captain, McHarney, and
a number of other Republican politicians are
charged with ring jobs.
Aft Havana letter says that President Ces
pedea is /suffering from an affection of the ,
eyes and is jn danger of blindness. ■
A Raie/gh special says that one branch of
the Legislature has authorized a reward of
$10,00$ for the arrest of Henry B. Lowt*y,
mid $5,000 for each of his gang, $300,000
in all. The Conservative caucus nominated
General Mat. W. Ran so tue (Dem.) «for U. S.
Senator to fill the vacancy caused by Vance's
resignation. This 4s equivalent to an election.
The Republican Siate Convention meets at
Raleigh on April 17th, and the Conservative
Convention at Greeneboro on the first of May.
In the suit of John J. Townsend and Eger-

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