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Business Before Congre»«.
"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
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.

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. "
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River and Harbor Appropriations.
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Washington, December lo.—The engi
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neers estimates for river and haroor im- :
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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
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

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
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
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Alabama, on behalf of the Committee on
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Militia, moved to suspend the rules and
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: 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
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,
Suit Against the Belle Telephone
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,"
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
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.
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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
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
Satisfactory Indian Conference.
Bismarck, Dak., December 19.—The
Indian Commission returned from Fort
Berthold to-day, ha' iig concluded a satis
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ;
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
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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
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
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
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.
A. P. C I RTI V.
Dealer in a General Line of
Stock, in
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.
Importers of and Jobbers and Bétail Dealers in
Heavy Shelf and Building
and Famous
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-.
32 and 34£Main Street, ----- Helena, M. T.
New Arrival of
Orders receive prompt attention.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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