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Senate. Washington, January 5. —Precisely at noon the Senate was called to order by Senator Sherman, the president pro tern., who, after prayer and the reading'of the journal, laid before the Senate the creden tials of John W. Daniel, the newly elected U. S. Senator from Virginia, which was laid on the table. Harrison, from the Committee on Terri tories. reported favorably a bill to legalize the election of the Ninth Territorial Legis lative Assembly of Wyoming. For this he asked immediate consideration. Edmunds said he would not object if its consideration did not occupy much time, but that he was anxious to get np the Utah bill as soou as possible. The bill reported by Mr. Harrison was then read third time and passed. House. Washington, January 5. —Contrary to general expectation the committees were not announced after the reading ot the journal, and the Speaker immediately pro ceeded to the call of States for the intro duction of bills and resolutions. Miller, of New York, made his appear ance in the House this morning for the first time and took the oath of office. Another of Sullivan's Brutal Assaults. New York, January 5. —The World of this morning says : Another leaf has been added to the Garland that adorns the brow of the Boston pugilist Sullivan on Sunday. He has been in this city for some time past. The scene of his last encounter was the Gilsey House. His victim was a news boy, a mere.child, sickly and inoffensive. Sullivan was just txxmiing the Gilsey House in a drunken condition when the little news boy ran up and said "Papers, Gentlemen.'' Sullivan replied, "Yes, I will send you to hell," and us he spoke he struck the little fellow in the mouth with the head of his umbrella. The boy fell al most senseless, his lips were horribly lacer- | ated and three teeth were gone. Sullivan I walked leisurely away. A guest in the hotel tried to induce the boy to accompany him to the police station in order to effect Sullivan's arrest, but the child replied : "I guess not, mister, If I should and he is ar rested, he would kill me. I am glad he didn't hit me with his fist, for if be had I would not have seen my mother again." ( ! ; : Death Roll. Baltimore, January 5.-The Rev. Arthur O. Bukman died at his residence in this city at an early hour this morning, in his 81st year, of hemorrhage and jaundice. He was born at Koenigsburg, Prussia, and was one of the most prominent German physi sians of his time. It is said that he was closely related to the royal family of Prus sia. Cincinnati, January 5.—Rev. Dr. J. W. Hall, formerly president of the Miami Uni versity of Oxford, O.. died yesterday at Covington, Ky., aged 83 years. Bath, Me., January 5.—Elijah Upton, senior editor of th e Daily Times <£• American Sentinel , died this morning, aged 70 years. Against the W. U. St. Louis, January 5.—In the case of the city of East St. Louis against the Western Union Telegraph company, in the charge that the company's poles and wires were a nuisance and in violation of the city ordi nance, Justice Shea gave a judgment for the city of $50 and costs. An appeal was at once taken. The case will probably be carried to the Supreme Court and the question definitely settled whether the company has a right to maintain its poles in the city. The Missouri Express Thief. Lamar, Mo., January 5.— Page, the Golden City express robber, was held un der guard in Golden City until yesterday morning, when he was brought to Lamar for a primary trial. The Justice's court was crowded with those anxious to see the prisoner and hear the testimony. He waived trial until the convention of the February Circuit court, and his bond was fixed at $2,000, in default of which he was remanded to jail. Nominations. Washington, January 5. —The Presi dent has sent the following nominations to the Senate : Wiley J. Tinnin, to be sur veyor of customs at San Francisco ; Or lando Y. Powers, of Michigan, to be Asso ciate Justice of the Supreme Court of Utah ; Wm. C. Brown, to be postmater at Salt Lake ; Susan Mitchell, to be post mistress at Visalia, Cal. Ruskin on the Irish. London, January 5.—Mr. John Ruskin, writing on the Irish question, suggests that the government consider the virtues and peculiarities of the Irish people before ar ranging for managing them. He says that the Irish people are witty and affectionate, and the witless and heartless cannot gov ern them. A Big Pension. Pittsburg, January 5.—Pension Agent Everett yesterday issued to Alex Gilchrist of Indiana, Pa., the largest pension ever paid a private soldier. The back pay ag gregated $12,151, and the money came to a blind, crippled, old man, whe has been an inmate of a poor house for twelve years. Ruler and Subject. Berlin, January 5.—Emperor William has issued a rescript respecting the 25th anniversary of his accession to the Prus sian throne. In it he says : "What touches me most is the unshaken confidence of my people in me and their faithful and un altered affection." The Weather. Washington, January 5. — For the upper Mississippi valley fair weather,re ceding in the southern portion by local snows and colder weather. In the ex treme northern portion of the valley fall ing barometer, preceded by rain. Forfeited his Bail. Pittsburg, January 5.—It is reported here that Milton Weston, the Chicago millionaire, who was recently sentenced to four years in the penitentiary for com plicity in the MurrayvUle gas well notto, but afterwards released on $lo,000 bail, pending the decision of the Supreme Court on an application for a new trial, has, by advice of his counsel, lied to South Amenai and forfeited his bond. Weston s appli cation was refused yesterday and his friends think he will not return to abide his sen tence. __________ The Bulgarian Trouble. London, January 4.—The Greek gov-! eminent has sent a vigorous note to the , powers protesting against the onion ol Bulgaria and Eastern Roumelia. The note says Greece feels keenly the loss ot thou sands of Greek inhabitants involved by the uniou, and demands the restoration of the boundary as fixed by the Berlin con gress, adding that Greece continues her naval and military preparations m order to be ready to assert her rights if it should become necessary for her to do so. Floods. Lockhaven, Pa., January 5.—The flood in the Susquehanna river is within two feet of being as high as it was in 1865. The greater part of the city is flooded, but the damage cannot be estimated. Large quantities of saw logs have broken loose in the creeks above and are passing here. The Pennsylvania canal is reported to be badly damaged. The thermometer is still rising. Williamsport, January 5. —The river is still rising slowly, but it is believed that it has commenced falling at the head of the stream. All the booms west of Renono containing several million feet of logs went down this morning.' The water is now surrounding the Philadelphia & Read ing railroad station in this city, and the tracks are covered above and below the station. No trains have gone out on the Pine Creek or Beech Creek roads to-day. ( A train from the east on the Philadelphia & Reading road is detained below Royal Rock creek, where the bridges are im passable. A train was sent down from ! here to transfer the passengers, and it has ; not been able to return. The tracks have been loaded down with iron to prevent the trestle work from going. Almost the entire territory between the canal and the : river in this city is submerged, and great damage has been done. Shenandoah, January 5.— The rain storm throughout this section yesterday and last night was the most severe for a number of years. No less than twelve collieries in the Mahoning valley are flooded and thrown idle by the rains, and trains on all the railroads have been delayed from two to eighteen hours. There are three washouts between Delano and Ashland, on the Lehigh Valley railway. Some of the flooded colleries will require some time to remove the water so as to be able to re sume operations. Easton, January 5.—This forenoon the Lehigh river here was sixteen feet high and the Delaware eighteen. The first floors of several mills are covered with water and work has been suspended. Trains on the Lehigh Valley and Lehigh & Susquehanna railroads are delayed by land slides and washouts. Coal and freight trains on the latter road have been abandoned. Allentown, January 5.—The water in the Lehigh river was swollen eight feet by the rains of yesterday. To-day the city is practically without drinking water, as the pumps at the water works are flooded and rendered useless. Grossman's fnrniture factory at Bethlehem was compelled to shut down on account of the water back ing into the boiler room. The Bethlehem Iron Works was compelled to shut down and the mill will be idle for some time. Lockhaven, January 5.—The flood in Susquehanna river reached its height this morning after having submerged three fourths of the city. No lives have been lost, but the damage has been very great. News from out of town comes in slowly on account of travel being interrupted. From all accounts, farmers along the river have lost heavily. The flood very nearly reached the high water mark of 1865. Roundout, N. Y., January 5.—The rain fall this morning was the heaviest known here for many years. The snow in the Catskill mountains, together with the rain, caused a flood in Esopus creek, which rose rapidly, imprisoning a number ol families on the flats near Kingston. The current was so strong that row boats in at tempting to reach houses were swamped. The water was as high as the windows of the first stories in a number of dwellings. The Silver Dollar. Washington, January 5.—Among the bills introduced into the Senate were the following by Senator Morgan : To substi tute silver dollars, in part, in the place of gold coin and currency in several reserved funds held in the treasury. It requires the Secretary of the Treasury to place to the credit of the reserved fund of $10,0 000,000 in gold coin now held in the Treasury for the redemption of legal tender Ù. S. notes not to exceed $50,000, 000 in standard silver dollars now in the Treasury, or that shall come into the Treasury in excess of the amount required for the redemption of silver certificates, such silver dollars shall be so applied to said reserved fund from time to time until the sum thereof shall be $50,000,000, and as such silver dollars are so placed in this fund an equal sum of gold coin not to exceed $50,000,000 shall be withdrawn from said reserved fund and be covered into the Treasury. It also requires the Secretary of the Treasury to place such standard silver dollars to the credit of the several funds held in the treasury for the redemption of the notes of the national banks that have failed or are in process of liquidation and the 5 per cent, redemption fund of the national banks, to the extent of one-half of such of the said several funds as there shall be at any time held in the treasury. The Secretary of the Treasury is required, from time to time, to withdraw from such of said funds and cover into the treasury an amount of United States legal tender notes or national bank notes equal to the amount of silver dollars so deposited by him to the credit of such fund. Land Patents. Washington, January 5.—A joint reso lution was introduced in the Senate, in structing the Commissioner of the General Land Office to pass to patent all pending homesteads and pre-emption claims against which a specific charge of fraud is not pending or proved, and also calling on such officer for a statement in detail the reasons for issuing the order of April 3d, suspend ing the issuance of patents. Monuments to Lincoln and Grant. Washington, January 5.—A bill was introduced in the Senate by Senator Blair to provide for the erection of monuments in this city to President Lincoln and Gen. Grant. The bill provides that they shall l>e similar to the Washington monument and cost $1,000,000 each. None but Ameri can artizans are to be employed on this work. , Northern Pacific Earnings. New York, January 5.— The statement of the Northern Pacific railroad for De, cember shows gross earnings of $801,823, an increase over the same month of last year of $43.594. The statement of the to December 31 shows $6,627,719, an increase period of last year of road from July 1 gross earnings of over the same $1,420,032.___^____________ Military Rumor. KANSAS City, January 4. —The Times Washington correspondent states that the question of superseding General Crook in the department of Arizona is under con sideration by the War Department, and General Miles is likely to be called to take charge ol the campaign against the hostile Indians in that section. Defaulter. San Francisco, January 4.— J. W. Mc Carthy, clerk of the State Supreme Court, sailed on the steamer St. Paul last Satur day for Honolulu without mentioning his departure. State Comptroller Dunn, who has been investigating his offit* accounts, to-day finds a deficit ol over $12,000. Edmunds' Utah Bill. Washington, January 5.—In the Senate to-day, Edmup ds called up the Utah bill reported by him from the judiciary Com mittee. Hoar moved to strike out the 7th section, prohibiting the exercise of suffrage by women in Utah. He said he approved of the purpose of the bill and the method by which that purpose was to be effected, with the exception of disfranchisement of women in Utah. Woman suffrage existed in the | Territories of Wyoming and Washington, and the most careful and thoughtful ob servers testify to the excellent effect of that suffrage in those Territories. To deprive such women of Utah, who were not plural wives of the right which they already had to exercise suffrage, was undertaking to place them in the same category with what the law regarded as criminals, and was in violation of sound principles of legislation. Edmunds replied that whenever a ma jority of the women of the United States or of any State desired to have suffrage they would have his (Edmunds) vote in favor of that desire. Whenever our wives, sisters and sweethearts come to believe that they could better serve society and themselves by exercising suffrage and going into the political field, instead of confining them selves to the field in which they were now employed, they should have bis aid in at taining that object. He denied that the women of Utah had now, in the sense of final and complete law, a lawiul right to vote. The laws of Utah were passed sub ject to the approval of Congress. The law, too, was intended to relieve the Utah wo men of a condition of slavery in which they were held by their hierarchy. Hoar thought this point not applicable. A similar remark would have been made by the same people twenty years ago with regard to women professing the Roman Catholic laith, and the debates in the Eng lish Parliament for the past fifty years showed that many Englishmen asserted that the political movements of the Irish people were due to their submission to their priesthood. The right to vote once conferred was as much a vested right as any right of property. Edmunds replied that the position in Utah was unique. These plural wives and persons under the influence of the hier archy of Utah were under an influence en tirely different from that which could be asserted of men and women professing the Roman Catholic, Episcopalian, Methodist, or any similar religion. It came nearer to a state of serfdom. Blair supported Hoar's motion. If the reasons given by Edmunds for the disfran chisement of the women of Utah were sound, it was equally applicable to the men of Utah and the necessity for its application was'the same. Vest hoped the bill would go over for one day, and it went over accordingly. Irish National League. Dublin, January 5.—A meeting of the National League was held in this city to day. The terrible distress among the peo ple of the west coast of Ireland was con sidered. Several members made speeches on the deplorable condition of affaire and attributed it mainly to evictions. The treasurer of the League reported that with in the past two weeks £3,603 had been re ceived for the parliamentary lund and £ pounds for the League fund. Mr. Harris, a member of Parliament, who presided, expressed the great pleasure which had been afforded him by Mr. Gladstone's favorable reference to the Irish home rule schemes, as Mr. Gladstone's words were of more consequence and were entitled to greater consideration than those of Mr. Chamberlain, Mr. Bright or even Lord Randolph Churchill. Irish industries, he said, had sunk to the lowest point and it would be a hard task for Parnell and his followers to revive them. Only home rule would enable them to bring about a re vival. Ireland would then assume her proper position among the nations of the earth. Unless home rule is granted the agitation will be continued on the old lines and the Irish in America will freely help their countrymen. John Kelly's Condition. Pittsburg, January 5.—A special to the Dispatch from Clifton Springs, N. Y., says : John Kelly, of New York, from all ac counts, is quite benefitted from the treat ment received while at Clifton Springs, but owing to his intense love for the in terests of Tammany Hall that he has al lowed the physician's advice to go unheed ed, and is now again suffering from inso mania and nervous prostration. In some respects his sickness is peculiar, as he ap pears better one day and not so well the next. Medicine does not benefit now as it did a year or more since, or it would surely do him more good. Cheerful company, riding horseback and driving are considered his best lines of treatment. A general change by getting entirely out of politics would do him more real good now than all else besides. If this is not done soon, he will gradually grow worse and become a helpless case. Desperate Battle. London, January 3. —A report is cur rent here to-day that a number of Mahdist fanatics penetrated the British lines at Suakim and attacked the soldiers in the streets of the town. It is stated that furious fighting ensued, in which a num ber of English were killed or wounded. The government, it is said, had suppressed the report of the affair, and the British loss therefore cannot be ascertained. Advices from Cairo say that the Arabs lost 600 men in the battle with the British forces which was fought near Koeheh re cently. The Arabs are reported to be fly ing in the direction of Dongola. India Budget. Calcutta, January 4. — The Indian government has introduced a bill in the Legislative Council imposing a tax of two per cent on the income of professional men and officials of all classes, who hitherto have been exempt from income taxes. The tax is imposed in order to cover a deficit in the budget of £200,000, arising from ex penditures caused by military preparations when it was thought that there would be war with Russia, the depreciation in the price of silver and the expenses incurred in the building of the Bolau Passenger Rail way and by the Burmese expedition. Pasteur's Patients. Paris, December 31.—Pasteur to-day finally inoculated the four children from Newark, N. J. Pasteur says the children are progressing favorably and he is confi dent all of them will escape hydrophobia. Paris, January 3.—Before the depart ure of the Newark children for Havre, from whence they sailed on the steamer Canada yesterday for New York they were care fully examined by M. Pasteur. The vital ity of the oldest two and the youngest ap peared to be somewhat low, but the third was in excellent spirits Steamer Sunk. SAVANNAH, January 3. —The steamer W. D. Chipley sank in the Chattahoochie river last night and two white male passen gers, three negro deck hands and a negro child, names unknown, were drowned. The vessel ran into the bank on account of darkness. . | that Ruling of Sparks. Washington, January 6.— Land Com missioner Sparks has made a decision affecting the grant of lands within the conflicting limits of the A. & P. and branch line of the Southern Pacific roads in California, holding that the latter com pany has no legal claim to the lands em braced within the indemnity of the former. This decision is based upon a provision in the granting act of the Southern Pacific, it shall in no . way affet t or impair the right present or prospective of the Atlantic and Pacific JRailroad Co. The Commissioner .holds that the right to indemnity was a prospective right and although the Southern Pacific constructed its road and the Atlantic and Pacific did not, still the lands not being granted to the Southern Pacific Co. they can have no right to them. Time Called. New York, January 6.—State Railroad Commissioner O'Donnell this morning called at the office of the elevated railroad and informed the superintendent that un der the charter of the company the trains on the Second and North Avenue lines could not be withdrawn without a viola tion of its provisions. There was a hurried coun8ultation between the superintendent and such of the directors as could be found, which resulted in the sending out of an order that the employes of the two lines should at once report for duty and begin running trians. The committee on grievances conferred with Col. Hain and Treasurer Galloway and it was agreed that the elevated railway company would submit a proposition to them at three o'clock to-morrow. It is thought that the matter is settled. Decoration Honors. Berlin, January 1.—The Pope has con ferred upon Prince Bismarck the decora tion of the Order of Christ. Baron Schlizer, the Prussian Minister to the Vatican, has been similarly decorated. Emperor William has conferred upon Cardinal Jacobini the decoration of the Black Eagle, and upon Monsignors Galira berti and Moceni, of the Pope's official household, the decoration of the Red Eagle in recognition of their valuable services in connection with the settlement of tke Car olines dispute. German Jubilee. London, January 2. —The Berlin News correspondent says : The jubilee of the Emperor William's accession to the throne of Prussia will be celebrated to-morrow, as requested by the Emperor, instead of to day without a procession or a demorstra tion of any kind. There will be solemn thanksgiving services during the morning at the Castle chapel at which all the mem bers of the Royal Family will be present. Royal Reception. Berlin, January 3. —The Emperor gave an especially warm reception to Prince Bismarck and Count Von Moltke and to General Viscount Wolseley. The Emperor stood throughout the reception, and the Empress sat on the throne. The usual ceremonies were observed. The city was gaily decorated with bunting during the day and was illuminated in the evening. Emperor's Anniversary. Berlin, January 3. —The 25th anniver sary of the accession of Emperor William .o the throne of Prussia was observed quietly to-day. The Emperor held a re ception which was attended by all the for eign ambassadors and diplomats in the city. _^ _ At the Opera. Berlin, January 3. —Emperor William and the whole Royal family, Gen. Viscount Wolseley and others of the foreign envoys j attended the opera to-night.. They were received with thunders of applause by the audience. In the evening the streets were almost impasssable. French Affairs. Paris, January 2. —There is a wide breach between M. Brisson and President Grevy. It is rumored that the former has written to the latter, refusing to lend him self any longer to the combination project, which will impose upon him a lasting dis credit. Sworn as Regent. Madrid, December 30.— Queen Chris tina was sworn as regent before the Cortes to-day. The streets through which the royal pageant passed were lined with troops. The populace were very cordial in their reception of Her Majesty. The members of the Cortes cheered as the widowed Queen entered the chamber, and several ladies in Her Majesty's suite began to weep. t Mormon Apostle Convicted. Salt Lake, January 5. —Lorenzo Snow, one of the twelve apostles of the Mormon church, was convicted twice to-day in Ogden on separate indictments, charging unlawful cohabitation. The defense was on the line that Snow had lived exclusive ly with his third and youngest wife since the passage of the Edmunds law. Judge Powers inftructed the jury that this was unlawful cohabitation. That a man having a legal wife and living and shown to be living with another woman was gnilty an der the law. January 16th is the day fixed for the sentence. Railroad Dividend. New York, December 31.—The New York Central to-day declared a dividend of 1 per cent. The Lake Shore decided to pass a dividend. The statement for the year of 1885, partly estimated, shows a sur plus of $949,000 er nearly 2 per cent on the capital stock. Increase in the Iron and Steel Trade. Pittsburg, December 30.—The iron and steel trade in this city has never been better than at present, and comparison with previous years will show that since the great increase in business, which com menced last June, there has been more iron and steel made in Pittsburg than in any six mouths in the history of the trade. Bnsmess Block Burned. Nashville, December 31.—Intelligence received from Lebanon, Tenu., is to the efiect that the fire, after consuming five of the most prominent huisness houses, was subdued about 3 o'clock this morning. I Died. Philadelphia, January Lippincott, the head of the book publish ing house of Joshua B. Lippincott it Co.. died this morning. . ! Joshua B. ! j Bank Statement. New York, January 2.—The weekly statement of the associated banks, issued to-day, shows the following changes : Loans, increase $2,971,500; specie, decrease $1,267,100 ; legal tenders, increase $156,550 ; deposits, increase $3,008,300; circulation, increase $55.400 ; revenue, decrease $423, 175. The banks now hold $25,085,463 in excess of the 25 per cent rule. a Stocks. New York, January 4.— Governments dull but steady, except 3s, which are weak. After opening down from i to J per cent, there was a further decline of over 1 per cent for nearly all active stocks. Between noon and the close, however, the losses, ex cept ing coal stocks and Union Pacific, were recovered and in many cases from fractions to over 1 per cent, gains over the opeuing figures were established, the market clos ing strong. __ Live Stock. Chicago, December 30.—Cattle — Re ceipts, 3,200 ; strong and 15c higher. Ship ping steers. email@example.com ; stockers and feed ers active, 2 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Receipts, 2,000; strong; natives, email@example.com ; western, firstname.lastname@example.org ; Texans, 2@ 3; lambs, 4(5,5.25. Chicago, January 4.—Cattle—Receipts 5,400 head ; slow but steady ; shipping steers 3.60@560; stockers and fe eders steady at 2 50(5,4.15. " ~" a -mr Sheep—Receipts 3,000 head ; weak ; j lower; natives 2@4; western email@example.com; Texans 2(5,3.25 ; lambs 3.75@ 5. The Drover Journal's special cable from Liverpool quotes the cattle market very weak, barely steady ; best American steers 12] cents per pound dressed. Chicago, January 5.—Cattle—Receipts 4,900 head ; 10c higher; shipping steers firstname.lastname@example.org ; stockers and feeders 2.70(54.10; corn fed Texans 3.75(54.50. Sheep—Receipts 3,300 head ; steady ; natives 2@ 4; western 1.90(5)3.40; Texans 1.75(5)3.10; lambs 3.75(5)5.50. Wool Market. New^York, January 5.—Wool—Steady and fairly active; domestic fleeces 27@36 ; pulled 14(5)33 ; Texas 9@22. Philadelphia, January 5. — Wool— Firm, steady and unchanged. Boston, January 5.— Wool—Firm and steady ; Michigan X fleeces 31(5,31] ; pulled wools 25(5)40 for common and very choice. Clearing House Report. New York, December 31.— The report of the clearing house for the year shows exchanges amounting to $28,152,201,336 against $30,985,871,170 in 1884, and the balances for 1885 were $1,356,470,655 against $1,471,861.414 for the preceding year. Money has ruled easy throughout the year with the most call loans made at 1(53 per cent. Never before in the his tory of the banks have they reported any thing approaching the amount of idle capital seeking temporary investment that has been shown in their weekly statements throughout the greater part of 1885. Boston, January 3.— The leading clear ing houses of the United States report that the total gross bank exchanges for the week ending January 2 were $859,710,068, an increase of 12.9 as compared with the corresponding week of last year. Grain in Sight. Chicago, January 4.—The official state ment of the Board of Trade of the bushels of grain in the United States and Canada on January 2, and the amount of decrease or increase over the preceding weeks shows: Wheat, 58,432,499, increase, 112,025 ; corn, 7,950,543, increase, 915,663 ; oats, 2,609,625, increase, 28,807 ; rye, 755,484, decrease, 51,544; barley, 2,214,928, decrease, 28,248. Business Failures for 1885. New York, December 31. — R. G. Dunn & Co. report the total number of business failures in the United States during 1885 at 10,637, with liabilities of little more than $124,000,000, as compared with 10,968 in 1884, with liabilities of $226,000,000. While the failures of 1885 are only three per r-ent. less in number than in 1884, the liabilities have decreased nearly 50 per cent. Large Imports. New York, January 2. —The total im ports of merchandise at this port for the t week were valued at $6,914,936 exclusive of dry goods. Exports. New York, January 5. —The total ex ports of produce from this port during the past week are valued at $6,306,721. Canal Scheme Revived. London, January 2. —The Times to-day says that the scheme to connect Marseilles with the Rhine by a canal, which was abandoned in 1881 has been revived. Assigned. Hearne, Texas, January 2. —McGuire & Wilson, dealers in general merchandise, assigned last night to W. P. Ferguson for the benefit of their creditors. The assets are estimated at $15,000 and the liabilities at $20,000. Lewis Morrison's Company. commences The above company which an engagement of three nights only at the Opera House on next Thursday evening, is one of the most successful dramatic or ganizations now before the public. The personnel of the company is an unusually excellent one artistically. Lewis Morrison heads the list, and his elegant performance of Tom Cooper in the "Shadows of a Great City," which he presented here last sum mer, has established him high in public estimation. Miss Rose Wood, the leading lady of the company, makes her first ap pearance here. She comes, however, with the warm endorsement of the Eastern and Pacific slope press as one of the best act resses now on the American stage. E. J. Holden was also here with the "Shadows" party, Frank M. Wells and Lonis Belmour are conceded to be two of the best come dians in their respective lines on the stage Miss Belmont, Miss Ray, and Messrs Richardson, Madaro, Wall and Canby have excellent reputations in the East. "Hazel Kirke," their first production, is so thoroughly well known that it would be useless for ns to mention it. Suffice, it has had the largest run of any play ever written, having been presented over 6,000 times. It receives a presentation here this week by one of the best companies that has ever performed it. They carry all their scenery and properties, and intend producing it with the same eclat that has characterized its Eastern productions. The following is the cast : Dunstan Kirke ...........................Lewis Morrison. Hazel Kirke .......................................Rose Wood. Arthur Carrington...........................E. J. Holden. Aaron Rodney................................. F. M. Wellis. Pittacus Green.................................... L. Belmour. Ru rnov ft'Plvnn P Ti; ____i Barney O'Flynn.............................F. Richardson. Me* Nuggues.......................................J. Madaro. ............................................................. Wall. Hftii ............................. G Richards Mercy Kirke .................................Kitty Behnour Doliy Dutton....................................Rosabel Rov. Lady Fravers..........................Miss Eva Norman Clara Amaro................................Miss Clara Case. The sale of seats is progressing at Pope j & O'Connors, at the usual prices. —The ladies of the Baptist church, in tending to close the Bazaar on the 10th, are selling the stock of goods on hand at far less than cost. They have a number of useful and beautiful articles and a limited supply of toys and glassware, all of which will be sold at the lowest rates. Give them a call. j I Wk CO. (Successors to Nick Millen.) Dealers in BOOTS AND SHOES. Main Street, Helena. Carry^a stock of Goods that has no equal in the Territory. Special attention given to orders from the country. SATISFACTION OUR MOTTO. <7 ' / oIaaaaaaq Mul urwv 1/ ) Mu. jjrviA. Tat,(/wa4 < dljL, ÛbsrcJ» \lXtJV 6L (HAST (VtolrtdJAAA-tX JUiawi % OwscL. ^A«****, t+f 'Of ^uasu ( Ualoi* if oJbiC emJj, nu*«* _ fb\AAA*\lA* 10s* evti> M Ü J £ u dcAAj AaJÀJ i tudb AA I, (jJLsaj-uaj^P LuviAjUiJjt - JolAiaJ* try CGa»/; Aw $crc/^ _ aAAOArfiwJjtJU 'Ql* Aa/u XfsJL* 4ntu.cyrl'&J* (/yCUap* 1nr\ ÇjL* UjO * CL, J (jhf-Lt v - *iUCr»UcU4CXç- — SANDS BROS. New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, AND HOUSE FU RNISHIN G GOODS. We carry the largest line of the above stock in Mon tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. CHRISTMAS HOODS! ARTHUR P. CURTIN, FURNITURE, CARPETS AND WALL PAPER, JUST RECEIVED TWO CAR LOADS OF HOLIDAY GOODS. Parlor Suits, Easy Chairs, Willow Rcckers, Ladies' Writing Desks, Music Cabinets, Pedestals, Center Tables, Fire Screens, Oil Paintings, &c., &c. Before purchasing a Christinas Present, please eall and examine stoek. dawly-jyl New Jerseys, New Neckwear, New Cloaks, at VAN WA RT'S. We have a few Ladies' and Misses' Cloaks left over from last winter, which we will sell regardless of cost. CHILDRENS SUITS BELOW COST! We have twelve Ladies' Suits which we offer very low, to close. NEW GOODS EVERY DAY. WART & CO. Fenian Funeral. Cork, Janaary 3. —The fanerai of the Fenian Buckley took place to-day and was made the occasion of a great political dem onstration in which the nnmerons trades, sociétés and other organizations took part. Several newly elected members of Parlia ment were in attendance. Varions associa tions were headed hy bands of music and banners bearing political mottos were car ried in the line. The streets through which the funeral cortege passed were thronged with thousands of citizens who exhibited their sympathy in a demonstra tive manner. The British Constitution. London, Jannary 2. —Frederick Harri son, in his annual address before the Posi tivist Society, said that the British Con stitution was more democratic than the constitution of France and America, with real reserve power ; the government had become a huge democratic club called the Commons. There was an urgent need to form public opinion independent of poli tics and Parliament. The Positivists fav ored a national government for Ireland, with legislative and executive powers, but he trusted the latter would uot be purely democratic. Protest. Annapolis, Md., January 3. —It has leakod out that four or five days ago naval cadets Welch, Waters, Gillespie and Steber j went into the room of cadet Lewis Driggs, for hazing whom cadet Wiley was recently j dismissed, and gave him" a thrashing. Driggs made a statement of the affair to Captain Ramsay and it is believed the cadets will have to face a court martial. In the meantime a second class man is de tailed daily to protect Driggs, and the membeis of the second class are highly in dignant because one of them is kept ou guard at the door of a fourth class man, and they intend to send a protest to the Secretary of the Navy. Reform lor Ireland. London, January 3.—Lord Randolph Churchill has submitted to the cabinet a proposition for a reform of the administra tion of the government in Ireland. The scheme is supported by the Earl of Carnar von, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and by Baron Ashbourne, Lord Chancellor. The project involves the abolition of vice royal ty and castle executive, and the placing of Ireland on the same footing as Scotland, having a secretary in the cabinet. If the cabinet adopts the measure it will be pre sented to Parliament together with the scheme for local government, which has already been decided upon. Irish Home Buie. London, December 31.—Michael Davitt in an interview said, "If home rule is granted to Ireland it is difficult for me to see how the Irish members can continue to sit in Parliament at Westminster unless the colonies are similarly represented in that body. The appointment of a prince of the Royal Family as Viceroy of Ireland would be a mistake, as Ireland requires a statesman of tact and brains to administer the government, nftt a royal show. New Government for Ireland. London, January 4.—The local measure to be laid before Parliament by the gov ernment as drafted gives to Ireland the right to hold franchise for electing county boards and for electing a central council. The proposition that the Crown should have the right to nominate a part of the council was abandoned. The measure pro vides that the county boards shall have control of the traffiic in liquor and the central council shall have a vjiee in ap pointing the magistracy. Going Home. London, January 3.— Sir John McDon ald, the Canadian Premier, will sail for home on the 9th inst.