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"Washington, December 19. —The cus tomary concurrent resolution lor the holiday recess has not been offered in either branch of Congress, but the general expectancy is that when the two houses adjourn next "Wednesday it will be to reassemble the lirst Tuesday in 1887. It is probable that the Senate will pass the appropriation bill making provisions for work at the government printing office before recess, and the Senate is likely to transact little or no business of importance during the week. The special orders for the week are the railroad attorney bill and a joint resolution authorizing the Secretary of War to ac cept certain lands near Chicago for mili tary purposes. A bill tbrfeiting the New Orleans, baton Rouge A Vicksburg railroad company's land grant and the Pacific railroad fund ing bill. The consideration of the first depends upon the return of Mr. Evarts, who is not expected until alter the recess, and of the second upon the health of Logan, who has been confined to his house tor some days by an attack of rheumatism. As several Senators have already left the city ami more are likely to go away on Monday and Tuesday, it is not thought probable that the remaining special orders will be pressed for action, though one or both may be taken up lor debate. The ■ same conditions are likely to prevent the consideration of the inter-state commerce bill, but Senator Cullom will try to secure lor it the posilion of "unfinished business" so that it may have precedence after recess. The house to-morrow, after the call of i States lor the introduction of the new measures committee, will be called for mo tions to suspend the rules and call a rest ing with the committee on militia. Un Tuesday there will be a struggle for precedence among the supporters of the i bill establishing the department of agri culture, the labor bill, reorganizing the ; naval bureau and the Pacific railroad land- j iug bill Naval Apprentices. , ; I ; ; ; I ■ Apprentices. Washington, December 19.—Several prominent naval officers, stationed in this city, are openly opposed to the plan of Secretary Whitney for the admission of a certain number of meritorious naval ap prentices to the naval academy. Une of the most outspoken of the number said to day that a similar experiment had already been tried twice before and each time re sulted iu the breaking up of the appren tice system. He said that a n : ority of the officers who had been connected with the training service as well as those now is the service who come in through the apprentice system were strongly opposed to the repetition of what they characteriz ed as the unfortunate experiments of 1840 and 1664. The same officer added : "Cer tainly the practical knowledge of the men who have been intimately acquainted with the apprentice system for years ought to be regarded as more valuable than the sentimental views of those who have no intimate know ledge of the subject. " .. ~ r". 7. River and Harbor Appropriations. ,, T . Washington, December lo.—The engi . , j , . neers estimates for river and haroor im- : , , .. : provements were taken up i>y t;u ' Ilonse : Committee on rivers and harbors to-day. In fixing the appropriations the committee is pursuing the policy of allowing about ; 25 per cent, of the amounts which, the | chief the engineers report, can be profita bly expended on improvements. If this policy is adhered to the result will be a bill making an aggregate appropriation of between seven and eight million dollars. The Secretary of War recommended a gross appropriation of ten million. Negro Exodus. New Orleans, December 1(1.—A special to the Picayune from Edwards, AI iss , says : The exodus of negroes from this vicinity continues unabated. Every train carries oil'car loads of men, women and children, the victims of emigration agents, who make them believe that the bottom land section is a veritable negroes heaven. A mass meeting of the best citizens was held here to-day and resolutions were adopted and ordered to be posted warning the emigration agents to desist from their eti'orts among the negroes, or forthwith leave the community. The meeting ap pointed a committee whose duty itjis to wait on in a becoming style all such agents "who refuse or neglect to comply with our modest but earnest demands. Fire and Loss of Life. St. Paul, December 15.—A Pipestoge, j Minn., to the Pioneer Press says: The ; Calumet Hotel burned thismorniDg. David i McCullough was fatally injured; Iiev. A. | S. Orcott, Baptist minister, was killed : a little colored boy had his back broken, and : Virgil l'endergrast was seriously hurt, all by falling walls. Loss, $45,000, fully in- i sured. Nothing was saved. Lew Ells- , worth escaped by a rope from a second j story window. Detroit, December 19.—A special to the < Free Press from Armada says : The fruit ; evaporator of John Stump caught fire soon | after midnight last night. Miss Elizabeth j Stump, aged 22, and a sister of the pro- j prietor, was asleep ia the building at the time. When Mr. Stump arrived on the scene he raised a ladder and tried to rescue her but was beaten back by the fiâmes, which burst through the windows, throw ing him to the ground. He was picked up insensible with a fractured bip and a ter rible cut in his head. The building was entirely consumed. This morning the body of Miss Stump was taken from the ruins was burned beyond recognition. Railroad Matters. Chic ago, December lü. —To-day's meet ing of the Passenger Department of the Central Traffic Association Committee to investigate the controversy between the Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk, made a report. A joint conference of interested parties followed. The result was an ami cable adjustment of the difficulty hereto fore existing between those lines. The ad justment is understood to consist merely of a verbal agreement on the part of the Canadian Pacific road to maintain rates on the Pacific Coast business via Chicago. No tther matters of importance were acted upon, except that several committees were appointed to confer with outside lines and induce them to join the association. Completed Ilis Fast. Paris. December 15.—Merlatti com pleted his fitly day fast at six o'clock this evening. The doctors in attendance gave him small quantities of specially prepared wine before giving him food. He is in good condition. Trying a Seventy-two Days' Fast. London, December 19.—Salvador Mor tabelli Matto has begun a seventy-two days' fast at Phillipeville, Algeiia. Ke was formerly in the British navy. Being ship wrecked once he was cast upon a desert island and tasted no food for seventy-two days. j ! ! j j is ■ i i ; j I nder the Ban. , Dublin, December lS.-William O'Brien, ; wno is now in Dublin, to-day received a I summons similar to the one served on him ; at Loughrea, to appear here and answer to another charge of "conspiracy to defraud.'' ; A similar summons will be served soon, it ; is stated, upon John DilloD, William Red inond, Daniel O'Reilly, David Sbeehy and Matthew Harris, all Pamellite members of parliament. The alleged conspiracy to de I fraud consists in accepting as trustees for ■ tenants reduced rents refused by landlords. It begins to look as if the government has arranged to resist the "plan of campaign " by arresting the trustees under it in every locality wherein they accept refused rents. Decision Reversed. London, December 15. —In the appeal of James Gordon Bennett against the de cision awarding Cyrus W. Field £5,000 damages for a statement derogatory to the latter published in the New York Herald, the court of appeals to-day quashed the decision against Bennett. The present de cision takes the ground that Bennett not being a British subject nor a resident of Great Britain, substituted service on him in London upon which the verdict was ob tained was illegal. The court condemns Field to pay the costs. Stock Manipulation. New Yokk, December 20.—Stocks were sold down heavy for liquidating orders for London account to-day. There was talk on the board that Gould was breaking the market to force London liquidation. The fall in Missouri Pacific of 2 per cent, is ascribed to this cause. Heavy sales by i.ondon, it is thought, will put an end to the shipments of gold and Wm. Selig man & Co., who have $1,300,000 of French gold alioat, consigned them to-day, cabled orders to London, ordering ship ments to stop on his account. A Famous Horseman Dead. Newbukg, N. Y., December 20.—Alden Goldsmith, the famous horseman, died last night at Blooming Grove, after an illness of one week. Goldsmith was born in l y 20. Early in life he began to breed fine horses. Goldsmith Maid, trained and developed by : 1 j ! I j him, has linked the naiue oi her owner ; forever with the horse interest of the coun try. He also brought out Gloster, Hunt ress, Powers, Driver, Alley, Volunteer, Heptagon, Domestic, Castello, and scores of other noted trotters. Lor nineteen years he owned Volunteer, perhaps the most prominent stallion in America. Passed by the Senate. Washington, December 20.—House bill for the relief of the survivors of the ex ploring steamer Jeannette and widows or ! children of those who perished in the re treat from the wreck of that vessel on Arc tic shores, was taken up and passed. House bill to grant the Maricopa and Phoenix Eailway Co. of Arizona the right of way through the Gila river Indian res ervation, was taken up, amended and passed and a conference asked. The House Militia Bill Passed. Washington, December 20.—Forney of ' ,, , _ . Alabama, on behalf of the Committee on ..... , , , Militia, moved to suspend the rules and : , ' , 1 : pass the Senate bill amending the statutes : ma king an annual appropriation to provide ar ms and equipments for the militia, with an amendment proposed by the House com ; mittee making the annual appropriation | $400,000. Agreed to by yeas 198 to nays 49. Successor ot Sunset. Washington, Decemiier 20.—The Even ing Slar says to-night that the President has about decided to offer the Turkish mis sion, vacated by the resignation of Hon. S. S. Cox, to Gen. Egbert- L. Viele, of New York, member of the House of Represen tatives. j i ! ! j ; i | : i , j < ; | j j Appointment of Committees. Washington, December 20.—The Presi dent pro fan announced the following ap pointments to committees : Committee on Claims—Mr. Spooner as chairman ia place of Pike, deeased, and Cheney in place of Spooner. District of Columbia—Cheney in place of Pike. Civil Service—W illiams in place of Pike. On Epidemic Diseases—Cheney in place of Spooner. On Improvements of the Mississippi River—Williams in place of Manderson, resigned. Suit Against the Belle Telephone Company. Washington, December 20. —The gov ernment will soon institute proceedings in Boston to test the validity of the patent granted the Belle Telephone Company. So licitor General Jenks has prepared a draft bill against the company and copies of it have been sent to Judge Thurman iu Ohio, to Judge Lowry iu New York, and toother special attorneys employed by the gov ernment in this case for their considera tion. Action wili be deferred until these gentlemen have expressed their views in regard to the proposed bill. Italian Finances. Rome, December 19.—Signor Maglini, Minister of Finance, announced in the Chamber of Deputies to-day that the budget of 1885 (J showed a deficit of $5,000, 000. He said that he hoped that in the budget for 1880-7 the receipts and expen ditures would balance in spite of the in crease of the appropriation for the army and navy and that the budget for 1887-8 would show a surplus of $400,000. He had great confidence in the financial future of the country. The Girls' Ottering to the Qneen. London, December 19.—A committee has been organized with the view ol' rais ing a fund for a women's and girls' offering to Queen Victoria in honor of the fiftieth year of her reign. Donations of from one penny to one pound will be received. The Queen will decide the nature of the offer ing. All the great ladies are helping, and committees will be formed all over the country. Lynn Mnyorality Election. Lynn, Mass., December 15.—George D. Hart (Workingmens' candidate) was yes terday elected Mayor over Kimball (Citi zens candidate) by a vote of 3,817 to 3,283. The vote on license was, "ves,'' 2,602. "no," 2,579. Chinese Not anted. Newark, N. J., December 15.—To-day the Chinese who for sixteen years have been employed in the Belleville laundry left the place, and their places will be sup plied by American help. This was accom plished through the Knights of Labor. Handsome Christmas Gilt. Detroit, December 16.—Governor Alger j will give each of the S47 Detroit news ! boys a suit of clothes for a Christmas pres ! ent. The boys will lie measured next j week and the suits delivered at their j homes Christmas eve. Fatal Railroad Accident. Denver, December 17.—A Gunnison special to the Acte« says : As the Salt Lake express on the Denver & Rio Grande road was rounding a curve on the approach to the bridge across the Gunnison river, at 3 o'clock this morning, the engine struck a cow lying on the track and was derailed, tumbling over and over into the river be low. Engineer Welch and fireman Mc Connell were instantly killed. The coaches all remained on the track, and no one else was injured. Heavy Damages Awarded. St. Louis December 17.—Mrs. Juliet Cunningham, who was seriously injured some time ago by jumping from a street car on the people's line, which was in immi nent danger of colliding with a railroad train at the Fourth and Poplar street cross ing, was to-day awarded $25,000. Advance in Railroad Freights. New York, December 17.—The follow ing has just been made public by the joint committee: "It has been agreed to ad vance east bound rates to a basis of thirty five cents on ninth class and thirty cents on tenth class freights from Chicago to New York, taking efiect Monday, Decern her 27th. A circular will be issued to-day. ] Important Decision. New York, December 17.—The decision of the Court of Appeals was handed down this morning, which puts an end to the scheme to gridiron the City of New York with cable roads. The Supreme Court had denied the motion of the New York Cable Company to confirm the report of the Com missioners. under which it was allowed to build over seventy miles of railway iu the streets of this city. The Court of Appeals sustained the Supreme Court. Money Wanted to Pay the Primer. Washington, December 17.—The Senate Committee on Appropriations held a meet : ing this morniDg to consider the urgent 1 deficiency bill providing for the government j printing office. The chief clerk of the ! printing office was present, but the com I rnittee wished to see the public printer j (Benedict) who is in New York, and post poned action in consequence nntil Monday. ; xhe chief clerk intimated that the force of the printing office would have to be fnr loughed if provision lor its payment is not soon made. Shot to Death. Little Hock, Ark., December 17. —Doc tor Jones and Dock Bullock, two of the four negroes who a few days ago murdered Geo. Taafe in the Choctaw Nation because he discovered them killing his cattle and ! were released on $400 bail, were caught by a mob Wednesday, taken to the scene of the murder and riddled with bullets, each receiving no less that forty shots. Sandy Smith and Geo. Moss, the other murderers, are in jail awaiting trial. Gold from Abroad. New York, December 17.—The steamer Labourgoyne, which arrived yesterday, brought 6,835,000 francs, gold. , London, December 17.—The steamer Aller which departed from Southampton to day for New York, carries £467,500 in gold. London, 4:30 p. m.—Of the bullion withdrawn from the Bank of England to day,£306,000 werefor shipment to America. Boys' Strike. San Francisco, December 17.—Dis trict messenger boys to the number of 100 to-day joined the American District mes sengers in demanding seventy-five cents a day instead of five cents a message. .........— Reduced Railroad Rates. Chicago, December 16—General Passen - ger Agent Fee, of the Northern Pacific road, who is here attending various meetiugs, stated to-day that after January 1 the maximum rates lor passengers on the Northern Pacific would be live cents per mile and the current rates three cents. Heretofore the rates in some districts have been as high as 7j and eight cents. In- creasing population is the reason given for the reduction. --------^ ^ --------- j : I i ■ , : i I : j Bill Passed. Washington, December 16.—The House in the morning hour resumed iu committee of the whole consideration of the Senate bill for allotment of lands in severalty to Indians. A number of amendments recom- mended by the committee on Indian affairs were adopted, and the committee having arisen the bill was passed. Fatal Explosion. Indianapolis, December 15.—At Switz City, on the Indianapolis & Vincennes rail road, this afternoon a portable engine which was being utilized to furnish power lor a saw mill blew up. A. H. Shiptaw, owner ot the mill, was instantly killed, as were also his son James and nephew Wm. Shiptaw. Their bodies were horribly mutilated. Arrested lor Forgery. Den ver, December 15.—J.E. Rosenleld, loan collector of the private banking house of Garfield & Ermins. was arrested this evening charged with forgery. It is claimed that he drew money from the bank to loan for the firm which he kept, returning forged notes for the amount. The operations are thought to amount to $30,000. Satisfactory Indian Conference. Bismarck, Dak., December 19.—The Indian Commission returned from Fort Berthold to-day, ha' iig concluded a satis ; j j 1 ! ! , i I j lactory agreement with the Gros Ventres, ! Mandan and Arickaree Indians, who agree to cede all their reservation noith of the 48th parallel ; also a larger portion of the territory lying between the Missouri river and the Fort Buford reservation. The In dians agree to take lands in severalty on their diminished reserve. The Commission leaves to-morrow for the Fort Peck agency, Montana. In Favor of the People. Galveston, December 20.—A special from Laredo says: A great land suit, pending in the State district court here for the past two weeks between the Texas Mexican railroad and the settlers of the Berega grant, in Zapatka county, compris ing seventy leagues of land, occupied by one thousand people, was decided to-day in favor of the defendents. Isthmus Canal Report. Paris, December 18.—M. DeLesseps at a meeting of the French G eographical So ciety, declared that the Panama canal would be open for traffic in 1889, but that there will not be time in the interval to construct locks. "These," DeLesseps de clared to the society, "can be made later, the principal point being that shipping will pass through the canal in 1889. 1 ; i j i ! : ; Morrison Downed. Washington, December 18.—A motion by Morrison that the House go into com mittee of the whole on the tariff bill was defeated by 154 to 148. a ; ] Lynched. Cincinnati, December 21.—A Green Castle, Ind., dispatch says: William Mus sell, the murderer of Daniel Christman at Eaton, Ohio, on the 7th inst., was arrested here and had admitted his identity and that he has worked for Christman, but de nied the crime. He is to be sent to Ezton to-day. William Mussell arrived here at noon and created the wildest excitement. The officers got him quickly into a carriage and drove rapidly to the jail, but there a crowd of 500 men awaited, yelling, "Kill him,' "Shoot him !" A rush was made for the prisoner but the officers drew their re volvers and kept the mob back. Another effort to get him was made after Mussell was placed in jail, but it failed for lack ol organization. The crowd is stil lingering about the jail. Cincinnati, December 21.—The Com mercial Gazette's Eaton, Ohio, special says : The lynching ot Wm. Musset was fully determined upon, and all the details were arranged this afteruoon at a meeting held in the city hall at which only trusted men were admitted and was made up of the heaviest taxpayers and the best men of the place. Four of the best friends of the sherifi' were detailed to peacefully capture j him at the proper time and hold him prisoner. Arrangements were made for cold chisels, sledges and rope. Soon alter 7 o'clock the sherifi' was captured and held prisoues in the woodshed. Then the party, with their tools, started for the jail, lbl : lowed by a hooting crowd. The jail doors I were soon broken and the leaders were i quickly in Musset's cell. He answered to his name but when asked it he had killed Christmau he denied it. He refused to S3y anything further, ba said : "If you hang me be quick about it." The men sent for some one to identify him, and this being done the rope was put on his neck and he was led to the electric light tower, in the principal part of the town, where he was. again given an opportunity to cou ■ fess. He declared his innocence and asked that, his body be buried aud that his coat and letters be given to his wife. The leader then gave orders to pull the rope, one end ol which had been thrown over the beam of the tower aud was in the hands of several stalwart men Just then a call for silence was made, and a hush fell over the crowd in expecta tion of a confession, but Musset again said he was innocent. "Pull the rope,' was the order, and in an instant Musset's body was dangling in the air. At this sight the crowd gave vent to its delight by hand clapping aud cheering. The body was left hanging au hour, during which time hun dreds of women and children gathered about to see it. It was then cut down and given to the undertaker. Musset's crime was the killing of Daniel i Cristmau, an aged aud respected farmer living aear Eaton, and attempted killing ol' Mrs. Christman on the night of Decem ber 7th. Musset had been employed that day by Christman to do some work, aud after going to bed at night got up and went out. Christman, becoming anxious, went out alter him. Mrs. Christman theD saw Musset strike her husband dead with an axe. He came to the house, and beat ing her to insensibility, robbed the house of a few dollars, set the bed on fire and , (led. Mrs. Christmau recovered, put out : the fire and is still living. Naturalization. Washington, December 21.—Saulsbury to-day introduced a bill providing that af ter any alien shall have resided in the United States lor three years be may pre sent his petition lor admission to citizen ship. This petition shall be accompanied by an affidavit of citizens, stating that the petitioner has lived three years in the i United States and one year within the State in which the application is made and that during that time he has behaved as a man of good moral character. I'pon pre sentation ot the petition the court shall I grant a certificate, stating the facts, where : upon the petitioner shall be subject to all the duties of citizenship and have all the rights thereof, except that he shall not be entitled to vote until two years have elapsed from the issuance of the certificate. The minor children of foreign born citizens j shall have the rights of citizenship pro vided they have lived three years within the United States. No persons shall be admitted to citizenship who cannot speak the English language. Nominations. Washington, December 21. —The nom ination of James C. Matthews (colored) to be recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia, which was one of those seat to the Senate to-day, was referred to the com ; mittee on the District of Columbia. It is j said to have been accompanied by a mes sage from the President giviGg his reasons j for sending in the second time the name of 1 a man whose nomination had been once re ! jeeted. It is said that the message, after reciting the fact of the first nomination and rejection, states that a large number ! of persons in the District had conceived a , prejudice against Matthews, which fact i doubtless influenced the action of the Sen ate: that Matthews had now been in the office several months and bad proved his I capacity by rescuing the records of the j office from loss and illegibility, and that his management of the office had bad the effect of removing much of tbe opposition which formerly existed. For these rea sons. and professing an earnest desire to co-operate in securing for colored men just recognition, he ventures in the utmost good faith to send in the nomination again, disclaiming, however, any intention of questioning the previous action of the Sen ate in the premises. Irish Affairs. New York, December 21.—At a meet ! ing to-night ot Municipal Council, Land 1 League, the fellowing, from President Fitz gerald, of the national body, was read : Lincoln, Neb., December 21,1886. ; John J. Delaney, of Philadelphia, has i protested against the tyranny and pro j vides funds for an anti-eviction campaign. i New York should not be silent. Mnnicipal ! Council should organize mass meetings and every loyal Irishman should support : your action. Ireland is in the crisis of her ; fate. Help her now or never. Signed) JOHN FITZGERALD. In accordance with the recommendation a cemmittee was appointed to carry it out. Parnell's Condition. Dublin, December 21. The friends of j ' Parnell say that his illness has been of a very serious nature and for several weeks he has been in a serious condition. When able to actively resume work he will con vene the Irish Parliamentary party in the council chambers of the Dublin corpora tion. The farms belonging to Parnell's brother John, were sold at auction to-day for fifty per cent less than they were valued at three months ago. : 1 Bulgarian Throne. Berlin, December 19.—The Bulgarian delegates are much satisfied with the re suit of their interviews with Count Herbet ! Bismarck yesterday. There is a general j belief that the candidacy of Ferdinand, of ; Saxe Coburg Goth, for the Bulgarian j throne has collapsed. ; i BLAINE IN BOSTON. He Speaks to the Congregational Club Boston, December 21.—James G. Blaine was a special guest of the Congregational Club at its annual meeting to-day. He made the final speech, of which the follow ing is the substance : Opening with refer ence to the deep impression the Puritans and Pilgrims have made upon civil and patriotic America, as well as religious America, he pointed to the fact that not- ; withstanding the Heresies trouble their desceudents combined their forces in aid , of the cause of liberty with sects which prevailed in neighboring States. Further on he wished to ask the Presbyterians of Pennsylvania and the Congregationalists of New England why those two denomi nations of Christians should stand apart now. There was no great difficulty be tween those bodies. Blaine thought the pile of manuscript between the preacher and congregation served as a "non con- ; ..uctor." He wanted extempore speeches that had not been six weeks preparing. lie would have the mutation of that highest of all spiritual infiuenee when the divine , master spoke oa the mount. Railroad Conference. New York, December 21.—President Adams, of the Union Pacific railroad, was in conference to-day with Elijah Smith, Presi dent of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co, for arranging the details of the O. It. <fc N. lease. Tbe work was finished bnt the conference adjourned without signing the agreement. President Harris, of the ! Northern Pacific, also h.td a long talk with Mr. Adams, but it was purely informal. Another Railway. Omaha, December 21.—An amendment to the articles of incorporation of the Fre mont, Missouri Valley & Elkhorn railway, which is the Northwestern system, were filed here to-day, and in several counties, \ providing for a material increase of the lines of that route in a manner that, will touch the best counties in tbe State iu every direction from the main line of the road. The amendment provides that the main line of the road shall run from Omaha and also authorizes the construction of seven branches. The capital stock of the company is increased to $30,900,000. Cattle Mortality. Chicago, December 21.—A special to the Times from DesMoines, Iowa, says : A great mortality is reported among the cat tle of the northwestern aud southwestern portions of the State. One farmer reports a loss of 50 head, and another of 100 head in a short time, ft is feared it is pleuro j pneumonia. The Governor has instructed an investigation and if it proves to be pleuro pneumonia will take radical meas ures to stamp it out. Socialist Editor Sentenced. Milwaukee,. December 21.—For the publication of a scurrilous poem rejecting on the integrity of the court in the trial of the riot cases. Judge Sloan to-day sen tenced Paul Grottkau. editor of the social ist orgaD. tire Arbeiter Zeitung , to thirty days at hard labor. Bankers Arrested. Denver, December 21.—Word reached here to-uight that D. M. Tarnlin and Burk Calvin, bankers at Akron, had tailed lor $12,000. These gentlemen are also pro prietors of the bank at Bankleman aud the ■ Republican Valley bank at Cambridge, j Nebraska. They were arrested here to night on .a warrant sworn out by Joseph Swan, manager of the Akron eating house, i and taken back on the night train in charge of the sheriff of Weld county. The F.nglish Rabbit Pest. Chicago, December 21.—In an article j beaded, "Importing a Pest to Agriculture," | tbe News to-niorrmv will protest against : the lauding of fifty English rabbits, re-; ported to have arrived on the steamship Werra. The Xeics says that the English | rabbit, unlike the American species, is a burrowing animal, and being thus ab'e to breek unmolested. It will multiply until j Ä°m^iSS"' u <^ÄÄ e ,bS" : raisers, iu 1873, paid £30,000 to protect their ranges from the English rabbit. Appropriation Granted. Washington, December 21.—The com mittee on appropriations reported back to the House the Dill making appropriations to supply the deficiencies for public print ing, with an amendment requiring the money to be expeuded rateably. The amendment was agreed to aDd the bill passed. Strike Ended. San Francisco, December 21.—Tbe American District and San Francisco Dis trict telegraph companies to-day conceded to the demands of the striking messengers for seventy-five cents a day of twelve hours. The boys will return to work to morrow. Pugilist Shot. Omaha, December 21.—McCormick, a professional pugilist, was shot in the shoul der to-day in a drunken fight. Prize Fight. New York, December 21.—William Ellingswortb, of this city, and Jack Cas sidy, of Philadelphia, this evening fought to a finish with skin gloves in the vicinity of New York. Ellingsworth knocked Cassidy out in the ninth round. The vic tor is a brother of Joe and John ElliDgs worth. Dry Goods. New York, December 21.—Dry goods— The export of domestic cotton goods lor the past week has been 43,008 packages, valued at $375,000, against 1,824 packages valued at $111,000 for the same week last year, and for the expired portion of the year the total of 228,000 packages compared with 197,232 packages for the same period last year and 162,967 packages for the cor responding time in 1883, the largest total in any previous year. Agents made prices on ginghams as fol lows: Mormanthe 8\ ; Calcutta 81. The general market was quiet in demand, but cotton goods very firm. The Bank Reserve*--Large Decrease. New York, December 1.8—The bank j statement shows a reserve decrease daring th» wppL- nf $7-7 non Th» hon ho $6,094,000 in excess of the legal rule. Suspended Payment. Minneapolis, December 21.—The pri : vate banking house of N. G. Hush & Co. 1 suspended payment this morning. Their liabilities are not yet known. A Bank Robbery. Milwaukee, December 21.—A bold robbery was committed at the First National Bank, in this city, to day. The cashier, who was engaged in signing a new issue of $5 notes, when about half through with a $2,000 lot, went to dinner, leaving the notes on his desk. On his return he discovered that the money had been stolen by some unknown person, who had un locked the doer of his room. I I I j j j ; ; j j j I OF vr BRUNEI! VAN WANT & CO.'S. A. P. C I RTI V. TP I Largest Dealer in a General Line of R NIT I CARRIES THE Stock, in R E Montana 2 lir.j x lor FhnIi, mid We carry the largest line of the above stock in Mon Carpets, Mall P«per,an<l a full line of House Furnishings. sells at prices that Rely C ompetition. Jackson street, one door north of Broadway, Helena: Established 1864. Hi. CLARKE. THOMAS CONRAD. J. C. CURTIN. CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN, Importers of and Jobbers and Bétail Dealers in Heavy Shelf and Building HARDWARE. Celebrated SOLE AGENTS FOR THE and Famous Acorn Superior" COOKING AND HEATING STOVES, AND W. G. Fisher's Cincinnati Wrou ght Ir o n Ranges fo r Hotels and Family Use. Iron, Steel, Horse and Mule Shoes, Nails. Mill Supplies. Hoes, Belt ing, Force and Lift Pumps, Cutlery, House Furnishing Goods, Centennial Réfrigéra iGrs, lee Chests, Ice Cream Freezers, Water Coolers Etc., Etc. Visitors to the City arc ro&|»cctfully invited to cal! hii*I Examine mir CimiK and prices before purchasing-. ALL ORDRES RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION AND SHIPMENT. CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN, 32 and 34£Main Street, ----- Helena, M. T. SANDS BROS. New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS. tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. Live Stock. Chicago, December 15.— Cattle—Re ceipts 7000: stronger. Christmas beeves 505.35; shipping steers 3.3004.85 ; Stock ers and feeders 203.35; Texas cattle 2.05 03.50. Sheep—Receipts 5000; strong. Cbrist 4.950 5.20: Datives 2.7504.75: bulk 3.75 4.50: western 2.7504 : Texans 2.2003.30; lambs 405.40. Chicago, December 16.—Cattle— Re ceipts 3000: dull; Christmas 4 530 5.20; fancy 5.60; shipping steers 950 to 1000 lbs. 3.2504 50 ; stockers and feeders 20 3.30 ; I Texas cattle 202.30. Sheep—Receipts 4000 : strong for good, I weak for common ; natives 20 5: Western 2.7003.50; Texans 3.2503.40; lambs I 405.50. Chicego, Decemberl7.— Cattle—Ke j ceipts 6000 ; steady and stronger ; Christ j mas 505 50 ; shipping steers 950 and 1500 lbs. 3 3003.70; stockers and feeders more active, 2.1503.60 ; Texas cattle 2.1003.50. Sheep—Receipts 5000 ; slow and a shade j lower: native 205; Western 2.5004; Texans "2.2503.30 : lambs 40 4 90. Chicago, December 20.— Cattle—Re ; ceipts *000: generally steady: shipping steers, 3.250507'.; stockers and feeders ; 3.3003.40; Texas cattle shade lower: cows j 202.40 : steers 2.5008. j Sheep—Receipts 500 - slow and steady : j natives 2 400 4 75; Western 2.4003,75; I Texans, 2.7503.40 : lambs 104 90. Chicago, December 21. — Cattle—Re ceipts 6, 000 head : slow, 5 to 10c lower shipping steers 33004.80; stockers and; feeders fairly active, 203.70 : Texas cattle 203.10. Sheep—Receipts 6,000 head ; weak, 10 to 15 cents lower ; Datives 2.2504 25 ; western 2.4003.60 ; Iambs 404.80. Wool Market. Boston, December 17.—Wool—Steady ; demand fair; Ohio and Pennsylvania X 34 : Ohio and Pennsylvania XX 35036 ; Ohio and Pennsylvania XX and above 37 037'.. Xo. 1 Ohio 37037* ; Michigan X 321033; Territory fine 20021 ; Dominion 25026. Philadelphia, December 21.—Wool is quiet and prices nominal. Boston, December 21.—"Wool is steady with a fair demand. Ohio and Pennsyl vania X, 34; XX, 35; XXX and above, 37038; Michigan, 32'. ; other grades un changed. New York, December 21.—Wool is dull and unsettled. Domestic fleece, 30038; pulled, 14035; Texas, 14025. Clearing House Report. t Boston, December 19.—The managers °* ,^ e lading clearing houses of the United States report the total gross ex changes for the week ending December 19, 1786, to be $1,357,684,770, Iteing an increase over the corresponding week of last year of 21.2 per cent. Crop Review. Chicago, December 19.—The following i crop review will appear in this week's Farmers Berieio : The tenor of the reports from the winter wheat belt continue to be favorable, though the presence of fly in various counties in Indianaand Uhio is re ported, although no serious injury as yet is reported. The reports Irorn Kansas are not as encouraging as one month ago. and a number of southern Illinois and north ern Indiana and Ohio counties report the plant as looking feeble. Nine-tenths of the counties, however, throughout the entire belt report the crop as being in good con dition. The movement of corn is reported to be generally free iu Missouri, but slow in Kansas. Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. Five Illinois and ten Iowa report this week that the corn supply is so short as to pre vent any shipment or is entirely exhausted. Mrs. Wheeler's Bill. C'i EVELAND, December 17.—The will ol Mrs. Jane Wheeler, the old woman recent ly murdered aud whose husband was arrested for the crime, was offered for pro bate this morning. The es'ate i3 valued at from $15#,000 to $200,000, and th< greater part i9 left to her nephew. Thos. E. Shaw, of Burtoiugham, ingland. The Western Kesene School <-f Design for women, of this city, gets property value at $20,000. The remainder of the estate is divided among numerous relatives. The tenante who have lived in Mrs. Wheeler > houses for more than five years get live dollars each. New Folitical Organization. Cincinnati, December 19.—The work men's hall was filled to overflowing this afternoon, the occasion being a mass meet ing to decide whether there should be a labor ticket in the field in the municipal election next April. The matter was thoroughly discussed and finally reso lutions were adopted declaring it expedi ent to nominate a separate ticket for local officers. Four committees of five men each were appointed from the United Lalior party, Central Labor Union and the Henry George Club. These committees will meet and arrange the preliminaries for a labor convention. Cooley Appointed Receiver. Chicago, December 16.—Judge Gres ham, in the United States Circuit Court this afternoon appointed Judge I hon'.a« M. Cooley of Michigan, as receiver ot the Wabash railway in place of So;on Humphrey, removed by order of the Court last week. Judge Cooley was formerly a member of the Supreme Bench ot Michigan.