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VOL. Tin.
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Jennie Saxton Tells* the Story of Her
Various Escapades With Her
Male Admirers.
The Moen Mystery Still Unsolve_.-"Doc''
"Wilson Declared to bd a Heavy-
Weight Liar.
Mize. the Chicago Embezzler, Lia
ble to Do Time In the
'Jim Cummln__s" Again Heard
Prom— The McQuade Case
Growing Sensational.
Burlington, Vt, Dec. 3.— hearing
'a the Mason-Saxton forgery case was re
ruined this morning. The court room was
Crowded. State's Attorney Foster at once
resumed the cross-examination of Miss
Saxton. In relation to the letter in which
ihe stated to Mason that she was in trouble
ihe said she did not remember why it was
written. She was at home when she re
covered from her first trouble. She had a
standing order to draw money from the
bank in the name of Mason. She went to
Boston with Mason in the spring or fall of
1534. She knew Fred Ward, son of the
cashier of the savings bank. He met her
last summer and asked her
how the old man was.
When asked who he meant he said
Mason. When she presented the first or
der to Ward, she told him it would prob
ably do no good, as Mason had told her to
give it to Fred. She went to Boston a
year ago last summer with Arthur Locklin,
of Montpelier, under promise of marriage.
They stopped at the Arlington hotel. They
remained several nights and occupied the
same room. There were two beds.in it.
however, and no improper act took place.
She knew Arthur Wilson and had met him
frequently at Bellow's Falls. He never
paid her hotel bills, and although she cor
responded two or three weeks with him
none of the letters contained money. Ella
Saxton, sister of Jennie, took the witness
stand. She knew of Mason's relations
with Jennie. The latter had a habit of be
ing out late at night, sometimes until 11
o'clock. She had never talked to Mason
about it but had sent her father to him.
The next witness was Mrs. Sarah Richard
son, another sister of Jennie, who was
married on the night of Jennie's arrest
She was the one who took care of Jennie
during her confinement. Her testimony
developed nothing new. Adjourned.
An Elder Sister of "Doc" Wilson
Says His Story is a Lie.
Worcester, Mass.. Dec. 3. Mrs.
George M. Rice, of Bridge, called with her
husband at the Gazette office to-day. Mrs.
Rice is the eldest daughter of Jonas Wilson
and a sister of Levi Wilson, and is some
seventeen years older than he is. Mrs.
Rice has been pestered by reporters, but
has refused to talk, not caring to be mixed
up in any way with the Moen matter and
fearing misrepresentation. All the sensa
tional reports of her statements are without
foundation. She now comes forward of her
own accord, after reflection, to tell what
*_be knows about '-Doc Wilson's parentage.
Her story is direct and to the
point, and completely contradicts the
story of Wilson that he is i
the son of Philip L. Moen. She was at
home in North Oxford when Levi was
born, and she had watched him grow up as
an infant and through childhood. He was
the son of her own parents without any
question. He was named after her uncle.
Levi Fessenden. Her father died at Quaddy,
Conn., and she was with him all through
his illness. Levi was also living at home.
There never was any deathbed confession
by her father as stated by Levi. She knew
of Levi's suddenly becoming rich, but he
never explained it to her. She had received
gifts from him, but only in a brotherly way.
She never received anything for keeping
any secret She thought Levi must be out
of his mind.
Putnam, Conn., Dec. 3.— Wilson-
Moen affair has caused great excitement
here and in the surrounding towns where
Wilson formerly lived. This afternoon a
reporter went to East Thompson and had
an interview with Mrs. Lyman Porter.
Wilson's mother. She said emphatically
that she is Wilson's own mother, and that
Jonas Wilson was his real father. She also
said the record of Wilson's birth at Oxford
was correct. She thinks Wilson is not in
his right mind. She does not know of any
mystery. She is 6S years old and is broken
down in health. Wilson is the perfect pic
ture of her in the face, especially nose,
forehead and expression of the eyes. She
says she never saw or heard of Moen till of
late years. Her husband is a shoemaker,
and is supported mostly by Wilson. Mr.
Porter says his wife avers that Wilson is
her legitimate son.
The ITlcQuade Case.
New York. Dec. 3. The arrest of the
alleged jury tamperers yesterday caused the
court room where the proceedings in the
trial of ex-Aid. McQuade are going on. to
be crowded with a large audience this morn
ing. It is understood that Falkenburg.who
attempted to approach Talesman Gray,
would be arraigned before Recorder Sraythe
to-day on the charge of embracery, which
Is the legal term for tampering with a jury
man. Shortly after the recorder took his
seat an officer arraigned before him an
undersized man, wearing a black mustache
and hair. H« told the court his name was
Herman Falkenberg, and Lawyer Hum
mel stood up and said that he
represented the prisoner. Mr. Hummel
said his client was a tailor by trade and 31
years old. He read a written reply to the
charge from his client It declared the ac
cused to be innocent of any intention to
commit any offense, and stated that he
merely mentioned the case of McQuade to
Mr. Gray. "And," Mr. Hummel went on,
"I was about to add that Mr. Gray intro
duced the subject himself." Falkenberg
waived examination and was held in $1,000
for trial. He was allowed to remain in the
court room until bail could be procured.
He was bailed later in the day. McQuade's
trial Was then resumed. Three mysterious
prisoners were kept in a corner carefully
guarded. Moritz Leipsiger, a dealer in
tailors' trimmings at No. 141 Grand street
was Falkenberg's bondsman. He qualified
to the amount of 525.000 in real estate.
The McQuade jury at adjournment this
evening, was complete in number. The
people vet have nine out of thirteen per
emptory challenges remaining to them.
The IQize Embezzlement.
Chicago, Dec. 3.— Though the relations
of Theodore S. Mize have virtually left
themselves penniless in attempting to make
good the 5112,000 he embezzled from Sum
ner T. Ames, the millionaire coal mer
chant it appears that a shortage of many
thousands still exists. Until this evening
there was little doubt that the settlement
was an amicable one, and that Mize would
never be prosecuted. The fact that the
embezzler's father to-day engaged counsel,
and that Mr. Ames warmly contradicts
many statements made by the Mize family,
led to a belief that the affair may end m
Mize beinsr given a long term in Joliet
During an interview to-night Mr. Ames
angrily denied that he had ever agreed not
to prosecute. The father of Mize, on the
other hand, authorizes the emphatic asser
tion that Mr Ames made at least a tacit
agreement that the embezzler should be
saved the disgrace of the penitentiary.
A Chinaman I'ardoned.
Washington, Dec 3.— Charles Kong
King, who was steward of the Jeannette
and also a member of the Thetis rescue
party, and was afterward convicted of as
sault with intent to kill another Chinaman
and sentenced to seven years' imprison
ment, has been pardoned by the governor
of New Jersey.
Jim ( ii mm in Can Shoot.
Parsons, Kan., Dec. 3. — A stranger
registered at the Centropolis hotel last even
ing as '"Jim" Cummings aud soon weut to
supper. When he came out he put on the
landlord's hat and departed. Policeman
Kvser was put on his track and arrested
him near the depot. They had walked but
a short distance when the man pulled away
from the policeman, and stepping back a
few paces, drew a pistol and fired. The
policeman dropped, fatally wounded, and
the assassin made his escape down the
track, stampeding a crowd who attempted
to stop him by flourishing his revolver. The
policeman is dying. A St Louis telegram
says that the Globe-Democrat has
received a letter lrom "Jim" Cummings.
the Adams express robber, which states
that ho is tired of being chased around the
country by detectives and promises to re
turn 8*35.000 of the sum stolen if they will
let him go in peace.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 3.— The amount
of the bail in the case of the Adams Ex
press messenger, Fotheringham, was fixed
to-day. Ex-Gov. Johnson, attorney for the
messenger, stated he would make applica
tion that the bail of his client be fixed at
$5,000. as the evidence against him was so
meager and from such untrustworthy
sources. Judge Normille stated he had no
means of knowing the nature of the evi
dence except by referring to the minutes of
the grand jury. The amount stolen being
$90,000, he thought bail of 520.000 would
not be excessive and fixed bail at that
amount The messenger could not furnish
that amount, and was remanded to jail.
Anarchist Sympathizers.
Chicago. Dec 3.— The matter of the
protest against the anarchists' verdict by the
turners of this city, as announced by the
district committee, was further considered
at a meeting at Vorwaert's Turner hall, on
the West side, last night. A heated discus
sion over the question took place, the union
being about half busiuess men and half la
borers. The socialistic element proved the
strongest and under the lead of District
Master John Gloy. who, with a member of
Vorwaert's union, is in charge of the dis
trict, comprising seventeen lodges, finally
succeeded in carrying a motion to protest
against the judgment by 70 to only 4 nega
tives. Henry Wenter. a member of the
board of education, opposed the protest,
saying if it passed it would ruin the turner
societies. After its passage he resigned as
president After being presented in writ
ing his resignation was accepted. The
meeting adjourned with considerable feeling
The proposition of the district committee is
generally considered as lost by the vote of
the North and South side societies Wednes
day night
A Pension Fraud.
St. Louis, Dec 3. —An attempt was
made recently to defraud the United States
government out of 994 at the sub-treas
ury here. A few days ago the Merchants
bank presented for payment a pension
check for 32.000. The check was drawn
in favor of Robert Spe ncer, and was regu
larly signed by peusion agent G. W.
Gllck, at Topeka, Kan. It had been de
posited in the National bank at Kansas
City, and was sent for collection through
the Merchants bank at St Louis. When
it was presented to the paying teller he
noticed that there was something wrong
with it and reported the matter to the
cashier, who,- after examining the check,
returned it dishonored. Mr. Edwards
then wrote to Mr. Gllck, and yesterday
received a reply stating that the amount of
of the check was originally S6. The case
was reported to the pension examiners,
who at once notified Gen. Chase, of the
pension bureau at Kansas City, and also
Commissioner General Black. The matter
will be investigated by the Kansas City
bauk, which is the loser.
A Self-Coafessed !«eserter.
Chicago. Dec 3.— William Knapp de
serted from the First United States cavalry
during the war. while on duty at New Or
leans. He eluded arrest, and some years
ago settled with his family at Grovetown,
Ind, It recently occurred to him that he
could obtain back pay and wrote to Wash
ington asking information in regard to ob
taining it at the same time detailing the
circumstances of his desertion. He was in
formed that he could get no back pay until
the taint of desertion was removed. He
accordingly decided to come to Chicago and
surrender himself, believing that he would
be released without much trouble, owing to
the length of time which has elapsed since
his desertion. He walked into the cavalry
recruiting office yesterday and informed the
officer in charge of tne circumstances. He
was at once placed under arrest and taken
to the county jail by a sergeant and two
privates, and locked up. where he awaits
the action of the war department
Killed With an Ax.
Helena, Ark.. Dec. 3. — Lavina Brown,
wife of Jackson Brown, living near Tren
ton. Ark., had some words with him about
a trivial matter yesterday morning while at
breakfast. The husband did not pay any
more attention to the occurrence, and was
sitting down fondling his children, when
his wife went to the wood pile, picked up
an ax, slipped up to her husband, and al
most severed his head from his body. The
woman made no attempt to escape, and is
now in custody. The parties are colored.
A Brutal Murder.
Cher*rtfiei_*d. Me., Dec. 3. John
Dorr, of Deblois, was killed in the town of
Buddington yesterday afternoon by James
McLaughlin, of Alexander. The men were
working together logging, when some
trouble arose between them in connection
with their work and McLaughlin assaulted
Dorr and gave him a beating, which caused
Dorr to leave his work and start for home.
After he had been gone a few minutes Mc-
Laughlin followed and beat him to death
on the road. The murderer then fled aud
has not yet been arrested. Dorr was . a
single man and was *31 years of age.
Killed by Negroes.
Augusta, Ark., Dec 3. — J. Bird, drug
and grocery merchant at Grays. Ark., was
murdered last night by two negroes, Joe
Simmons and Jim Simmons, alias James
Smith. They entered Bird's store about 8
o'clock, bought some oysters and got Bird
to write a letter. While he was directing
the letter one of them struck him on the
head with a railroad coupling piu. Their
object was undoubtedly robbery, but they
were frightened away by some one who was
passing. Bird died this morning. His
murderers have not been captured.
Both are Dying.
Chattanooga, Term., Dec 3. — A ter
rible and fatal tragedy occurred last Bight
at Stephensville, Ala. A man by the name
of James Turner went to the house of Frank
Carter and called the owner of the house to
the door. As soon as Carter opened the
door Turner fired two shots from a shotgun
at him, both taking effect in the breast. As
Carter fell he caught up his rifle, which was
standing behind the door, and shot Turner
in the right side. Both are now dying.
The cause of the trouble is not known, and
cannot even be guessed at, for they have
always been intimate friends. .'•v-V^
The West Carroll Outrage.
New Orleans, Dec 3. A special from
Lake Providence reports the arrival there
of Preston Rumsey. colored, son of the
woman murdered and burned with Maj. ■
McKay in West Carroll parish. Rumsey
says he recognized those of the men who
participated in the murder, that * some of
them were present at the inquest, and that
he testified as he did for fear of his life
There is also other testimony identifying
the persons engaged in the outrage.
I No Truth in the Report That Congressman
Frederick, of lowa, Has
I Senator Sawyer Has a Word to Say Re
garding Political Matters in
Secretary Stanton's Son Proposes to
Write a Biography of His
Annual "Report of the Naval Depart
ment—Mr. Cox's Two
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec 3. — Something of a
sensation was caused to-day by the report
that Congressman Frederick, of lowa, had
resigned because his man had not been ap
pointed postmaster at lowa City. Mr.
Frederick says there is no foundation what
ever for the story unless it be in a letter he
wrote last evening to the president after he
learned that his candidate had not secured
the lowa City office. In that letter he said
that it would seem that, so far as the
patronage of his district was concerned, he
might as well resign and go home. lowa
City is in one of the two counties taken off
of Frederick's district last winter and added
to Jerry Murphy's district. Murphy claims
that since July, when the new law went
into force, he has had jurisdiction over the
offices in these two counties. Frederick
claims that until March 4 next when bis
term expires, he should have jurisdiction.
Mr. Frederick says that last June Col.
Vilas asked him to name a postmaster for
lowa City. He did so, selecting Charles
Coldron, who has been thrice elected
sheriff. In July Murphy filed an applica
tion for George Paul, a popular old Demo
crat, who nearly forty years ago was lowa's
first public printer. Paul was indorsed by
all the leading Democrats in the state and
by Senators Allison and Wilson. Col.
Vilas could hardly do otherwise than follow
their wishes and so Paul was appointed.
Mr. Frederick feels somewhat compensated
for his keen disappointment in the fact that
he to-day secured the appointment of
Charles Plalter. of Cedar Rapids, to suc
ceed Capt. J. C. McGregor, of St Paul, as
chief of the customs division in the treas
ury department, a place worth $2,100.
Wisconsin Politics.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec. 3. Senator Saw
yer, Col. Burchard and Gen. Bragg, of
Wisconsin, arrived here last night The
senator sent his private car on to Syracuse,
where Mrs. Sawyer will spend a few days
visiting their daughter. Mrs. Howard
White, in the new house which Mr. White
has been building. Dr. Kempster accom
panied Mrs. Sawyer, whose health remains
materially unchanged. Senator Sawyer
said to-day that he knew probably as little
as anybody about Wisconsin politics at
present He had told his friends that it
made little difference to him or to the party
whether he should be re-elected to the sen
ate, but it was important that a Republican
should be his successor. That end had
been secured, he thought He said be
thought the majority in caucus would favor
his election, and he had heard of no other
candidate. Of the rumors about a succes
sor to Congressman Price, Mr. Sawyer said
be had absolutely nothing to say, for he
knew nothing, and he thought all talk on
that subject was indecent and outrageous
under the circumstances. Of Judge Price
Mr. Sawyer spoke In the kindest way, re
ferring particularly to the ill-founded re
ports last summer of Price's intended can
didacy for the senate against him. Gen.
Bragg said he knew no more than a new
born babe about the district attorney mud
dle in Wisconsin, but when he did he would
deliver himself with all the graces of a .
A Treasury Official Decides Re
garding the matter, and states the
• . aw.
Washington, Dec. 3.— First Comptrol
ler Durham has written a letter to Hon. S.
S. Cox In reply to a letter from that gentle
man asking him to decide at what date he
can commence drawing salary as member
of congress, to which office he was elected
in November last to fill the unexpired
term of Mr. Pulitzer, and also to decide
whether he is entitled to draw that portion
of the salary as a representative, which had
accrued prior to Oct. 29, when his resigna
tion as minister to Turkey was accepted,
and to which time he had drawn salary as
such. Judge Durham in his letter say:
Up to Oct. 29 you were entitled to and were
drawing but on* salary. From that date un
til you were elected to congress you had no
office, and consequently could draw no salary.
Under section 51 of the revised statutes re
lating to the pay of congressmen elected to
fill vacancies you are entitled to draw your
salary as a member of congress from the time
the salary of your predecessor ceased, which
was some time previous to the time for which
you were paid your salary as minister. While
you are entitled to draw your salary as mem
ber of congress for a portion of tbe time dur
ing which you also drew a salary as minister
to Turkey, you were net holding two offices
at the same time and drawing pa* for both,
which would seem to bo prohibited by section
765, revised statutes, but you are entitled to
draw such salary as member of congress by
reason of tbe manner of fixing the time when
the salary of a member elected as you have
been to fill a vacancy shall commence. Con
gress, in its discretion, may fix tha time when
an officer can commence drawing his salary,
provided his predecessor has ceased to draw
the same, and as congress has so provided in
section 61, you will be entitled, after you have
been sworn into office, to draw your salary_»s
member from tbe Unit, when your predecessor
ceased to draw his salnry."
Secretary Stanton's Son.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec. "J.— Lewis H. Stan
ton, only surviving son of the great war
secretary, is visiting in Washington for the
first time in several years. Mr. Stanton
lives at Morris, Minn., where he has a
large stock farm in the delightful park
region which extend* ©v» r tha western and
northern part of the state. He is a young
man considerably less in stature than his
father, but resembling him very much in
face and mental characteristics. Be lives
a quiet uneventful life, shunning politics
as he would a prairie fire.
"I am giving my attention," said Mr.
Stanton." to collecting material for the
biography of my father, although bis own
papers in my possession afford perhaps all
that would be necessary. It will be a slow
and painstaking work to write his life and it
is not yet fully settled who will undertake it.
I fled that my father has many enemies
among the surviving actors in the great war
struggle. Fie made either a friend or an
enemy of every man who came in contact
with him. but those who were associated with
him day and night understood nod loved him,
rugged and arbitrary as he seemed to others.
The literature of the war will not be complete
until the life of my father is written, but it is
something that will wait safely till there Is
less of similar matter being published."
Secretary Whitney's Annual Report
The Trials of tbe New Cruisers.
Washington, Dec 3.— The report of
Secretary of the Navy "VV hitney, given out
to-day, opens with a renewal of his former
recommendation of the consolidation of
bureaus so as to insure responsibility in the
purchase and care of supplies, and states
that so far as his power extended he had
consolidated in one bureau the general pur
chases of the department, the care and cus
tody of the stores, and created a system of
bookkeeping by which responsibility for the
care and disposition can be had. The re
port says: »
There is at present no real responsibility
for the care and disposition of property. In
one bureau a preperty account is kept and in
others none. Property lost, misused oc
stolen cannot be traced or accounted for, and
no person can bj held responsible. The
fourth auditor, In his report just issued, calls
attention to
which was also referred to In nay last annual
report. The inventory, shows a largo and un
necessary accumulation of stores- and sup
plies by the different bureaus, aggregating
over $20,000,000 in appraissd value. The
board reports between $3,000,060 and $4,030,
--000 in value to be absolutely useless at the
present time, entailing an expense for keepers
and constant care to preserve them in condi
tion. Regarding the new cruisers the report
says: The experience of the department in
its first attempt at the creation of modern
vessels of war have been such as to excite the
greatest concern and disappointment. When
the Dolphin, the Boston, Atlanta and Chicago
were projected and contracts for their con
struction entered into, it was well known
to be obtained and what weight and charac
ter of machinery per ton ef displacement
was necessary to obtain it. Commercial ves
sels had at that time attained speeds ranging
from sixteen to nineteen, knots and cruisers
were being built in other countries, or bad
already been built, attaining the same speed.
The seoretary compares the trial trips of the
Dolphin and Atlanta with English and French
boats only recently completed, to the disad
vantage of the former. . The Dolphin. was
designed for 2,300 indicated horse-power and
developed less than 2.200, while the English
boats of B,oos horse-power developed 8,170.
Tbe Atlanta was desighed to show 8,300
horse-power, but her engines developed less
than that. The report says: These facts are
stated without any intention of locating re
sponsibility or blame upon any person. It
was impossible to ascertain where it should
be placed. Considering the matter of con
struction of the additional vessels authorized
by congress in March, 1815, It was decided by
the department to exhaust every effort to
avail itself of the most advanced thought and
knowledge obtained by our own and other
countries upon the subject. The report then
gives a resume of bids and awards for
The report treats of armor and guns anr"
armor clads at great length, and deprecates
that this country should be content to be de
pendent upon manufacturers of any other
nation for the fabrication of armor and high
power guns. Concerning the expenditures
the report says: In the adjustment of the
accounts for the fiscal year ending June 30,
1885, and after paying all liabilities for the
year it is believed that (here will be an unex
pended balance of from »600,0«0 to $650,000,
aboat one-half of which Is pay of the navy
and pay of the maiine corps, showing* an ex
penditure of about $18,500,00. or upwards of
$500,000 less than tbe appropriation. These
amounts do not include the expenditures for
cruisers and tbe completion of double
turreted monitors. It is cited that tbis is the
first time in many years that the expenditures
bave been kept within the appropriation.
The secretary recommends that the
be shortened to four years as recommended
by the commandant of the academy. He
also urges that apprentices be admitted to
the academy and says: It is the desire of
tbe department that the naval service should
not be open to any charge of exclusiveness
as the sole exception to this sound and
wholesome principle of the national policy.
To this end it would recommend that mea
sures be taken by which, under proper safe
guards, admission to tbe naval academy
might be given to a limited number or appli
cants, who should thee be subjected to the
same course of training and examination as
the other cadets, aad who under tbe applica
tion of a uniform test should stand or fall
according to the strength or weakness of
their own merits. The remainder of the re
port is devoted .to a detailed report from
beads of various bureaus.
Army and navy Notes.
Washington, Dec. The secretary
of war, by direction of the president, has
ordered Lieut Greely to take charge of the
signal office during the temporary absence
of Gen. Hazen, chief signal officer. It is
understood that Jarvis Patten, commis
sioner ef navigation, has been requested to
resign. The secretary of the navy to-day
issued an order directing that on Jan. 1
next all stores and supplies and the records
of all property and plants at navy yards
and stations belonging to the navy depart
ment with the exception of vessels and
stores and supplies coming under the cog
nizance of the bureau of medicine aud
surgery, and of the marine corps, be trans
ferred to the bureau of provisions and
dothing. An officer of the pay corps is to
be designated as general storekeeper at each
yard and station to take charge of the
stores. The civil employes and laborers
connected with the accounts and care of
stores and supplies will be transferred to
the office of the general storekeeper. On
board vessels all equipment outfits and sup
plier are to be transferred to the pay
officers. The order is intended to carry out
Secretary Whitney's ideas concerning the
concentration in one bureau of the respon
sibility of stores and supplies as far as pos
sible under existing laws.
Capital Personals.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec. 3.— Gen. Bragg, of
Wisconsin, arrived to-day.- He says he
doesn't know a thing more than has been
in the papers about ex-District Attorney
Delang's case. Milo White came in to-day
and is at the St James hotel. E. S. Ed
gerton and wife, of St. Paul, are visiting in
the city a few days.
The Sundry Civil Bill.
Washington, Dec 3. — Representative
Randall said this afternoon that he thought
the sundry civil appropriation bill would
be ready for submission to the full commit
tee on Monday, and that when it was it
could be reported to the house two or three
days after.
A Public boot Case.
Galena, 111., Dec. 3.— After a full
hearing in the circuit court Judge William
Brown to-day dissolved the injunction re
straining the directors of School District
No. 3 from permitting the public school
building to be used as a Catholic parochial
school four months in tbe year free of rent
when it would otherwise be idle. Judge
Brown held that the action of the directors
in permitting such use was warranted, as
the statute requiring a public school to be
held in tbe building 110 days annually had
been complied with. -:-.'
A Hotel Closed.
Kansas City, Dec. 3.— The Centropolis,
one of the leading hotels of this city, will
be closed to-morrow under foreclosure of a
mortgage upon the furniture. Tho mort
gage is held by W. G. Dunn, a relative of
J. O. Dunn, who is the proprietor. It is
understood that the hotel will be reopened
at an early day. A large addition to the
building is nearly completed. f /•■.'/:
A New Steamer. ,
San Francisco, Dec 3. The Canadian
Pacific Navigation committee has contracted
with the Union Iron works, of this city, for
the construction of a steel screw steamer of
1.000 tons, to cost $200,000. The vessel is
to be used as a feeder to the Canadian Pa
cific railway and Puget sound.
An Atlantic Wreck.
Chatham, Mass., Dec. 3. — An unknown
brig went ashore at Handkerchief shoal
this morning, and, with a gale blowing,
dragged down towards the east Boats
from the Monomy lite station were unable
to reach her. They will make another at
tempt to-morrow if the gale moderates.
St Paul Amusements. -
"The Little Tycoon" engaeement closes
to-night This afternoon there will be a
souvenir matinee. Each lady holding a re
served seat will receive a Japanese bric-a
brac souvenir. The sale of seats for Bart
ley Campbell's "White Slave" is 'now in
progress. . -. (■///'■
A Bullion shipment.
Virginia Citt, Nev.. Dec. 3.— A ship
ment of $100,000 worth of bullion from the
Consolidated California and Virginia mine
left for San Francisco to-night
The Discussion of Pending financial Mat
ters in the Trench Chamber •
of Deputies
Leads to a Government Crisis and the Bes*
' iVy . ignation of the Entire
Cabinet, k
The Two Men Xow Fasting at Paris
Having a Hard Time
Of It.
Affairs in Ireland Still Anything But
Satisfactory— The Belgian
Paris, Dec. 3. — In the chamber of de
puties to-day M. Sarrien, minister of the in
terior, speaking in opposition to a motion
for the total abolition of the offices of sub
prefects, promised that heweuld introduce a
bill providing for a partial abolition of the
offices. Prime Minister De Freycinet sup
ported M. Sarrien and reproached the oppo
sition for selzirg every chance that was
offered to overthrow the government The
chamber, however, adopted the motion of
total abolition by a majority of 13 votes,
thus defeating the government. It is re
ported that M. De Freycinet, M. Sarrien
and M. Goblet, minister of public
instruction, will resign. There was
intense excitement in the lobbies
of the chambers. After the
vote was announced, the sitting of the
chamber was suspended at the instance of
M. De Freycinet, in order that the cabinet
might consider its position. After the cab
inet meeting the ministers went to the
Elysee palace and
to President Grevy. The cab.net will meet
to-morrow. It is believed that President
Grevy is averse to dissolving the ministry,
and will ask M. De Freycinet re-form
the cabinet Mm. Sarrien, De Telle and
Goblet will probably insist upon retiring.
The prefect ef police has decreed that no
money lenders shall be allowed to
be attached to any club . where
gambling is authorized or playing on parole
permitted. Jules Simon will publish two
important books, one containing descriptive
notices of modern French statesmen, and
the other on the development of commun
ism shown by the Paris municipal
council and the consequences likely to re
sult therefrom. The budget committee to
day, by a vote of 12 to 5, adopted M. Dor
ian's proposal to devote 25,000,000 francs
in 1887, leaving liberty of action for the
future, instead of Minister Aube's proposi
tion to appropriate 200,000,000 francs for
a period of several years.
The Fasters.
Paris. Dec 3.— Merlatti, who has now
fasted thirty-nine days, fell to-day from
extreme weakness. The committee of
physicians, which has been attending upon
him during his long fast, advised him to
terminate his fast which he refused to do.
The physicians thereupon declined to take
any further responsibility in the matter,
but they will remain with the faster in
case their professional services are needed.
Succi, who has undertaken to fast thirty
days for a purse of $20,000, remains
cheerful and does not lose much in weight.
He proposes during the fast to walk to
Versailles and back, a distance of twenty
miles. '. —'/..//.*//-... ._.' ... ; ;- '.-
Irish Affairs.
Dublin, Dec. 3.— The corporation to
day adopted resolutions denouncing the
conduct of the government in prohibiting
the National league meetings at Sligo and
elsewhere. Lord Mayor Sullivan and Mr.
Sexton delivered addresses. None of the
Conservative members of the corporation
were present. McHiquin, one of the larg
est tenants on the Ponsonby estate, |has sold
his whole farm stocK at auction, obtaining
good prices. A demonstration will be held
on the farm on Sunday, Mr. O'Brien pre
siding. The meeting of Nationalists an
nounced to be held at JBallymot, Sligo, on
Sunday next has been proclaimed. It is
believed that the government has decided to
suppress intimidating meetings in Ireland
and enforce the rights of the landlords.
At London a cabinet council was held to
day to discuss the advisability of further
prosecutions in Ireland like the one Insti
tuted at Dublin against John Dillon. The
question of continuing government assist
ance in the work of eviction was also con
The Belgian Robbery*
Brussels, Dec 3.— -A prominent citizen
of Brussels has sent to the public prosecu
tor an accusation against two residents of
this city, implicating them in the robbery
of the mail car on the Ostend express on
Saturday. Nov. 27.

The Reading Bead.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 3.— The
Reading Railway company management
expects to effect a saving of about 930,000
by its reduction of the wages of the em
ployes, the dismissal of employes and the
consolidation of bureau and divisions.
Official notice was received by the re
ceivers of the Philadelphia & Reading
Railway company to-day from Messrs.
Harris & Kennedy, receivers of the New
Jersey Central Railroad company that the
latter corporation would demand the res
toration of its property by the Reading
company on the first of January next
The Wanderer Aohore.
Michigan City, Dec 3.— schooner
Wanderer, loaded with stoves from Grand
Haven for Milwaukee was driven ashore
near New Buffalo, twelve miles east o.
here, at an early hour this morning. The
crew escaped. The particulars are meager,
as none of the crew has yet arrived.
A Lockout Contemplated.
Philadelphia, Dec 3.— The Power
Loom ingrain Carpet Manufacturers' asso
ciation is seriously contemplating a general
lockout of all their weavers in order to fore
stall the latter In their intention to strike
during the busy season of the trade, which
will be in January and February,
Lost With All on Board.
St. John, N. 8.. Dec. The schooner
J. W. Dean, coal laden, is reported to have
foundered off Quaco with all hands.
The hen that cannot find her nest is apt
to think her eggs have been mislaid. — New
Orleans Picayune.
Wills are not unknown in the poultry
yard. Ton will see many a beak quest if
you look into the hen-run. Boston Tran
, Chickens that lay away from home make
a man mad enough to kill them, but after
all, it is best to make them lay 'em and halt
—Lowell Citizen. .
An Indiana man has succeeded in raising
chickens covered with long white hair in
stead of feathers. This adds another terror
to the table.— Omaha World.
Some one has discovered how to select an
egg that will hatch out a rooster;* but it is
a little more difficult to select a rooster that
will hatch out an egg.— Nerristewn Herald.
An Alabama oculist says the negro optic
makes things look larger than they are.
This, however, does not lead them to mis
take an old hen for a spring chicken.—
Texas Siftings.
Marketman— did yon return that
pair. of fowls yesterday? Customer—Be
cause 1 thought yoa had better send them
to a home for aged couples— Boston Budget
Bridge Square, ' ' ~ - St. Paul/
Clocks, Bronzes, and Decorative Wares.
Take time by the forelock and quietly and comfortably select
your Holiday Gifts, before the rush begins, from among their
Specialties of the Season !
Diamond Novelties, Fish Sets,
Colored Gems, Oyster Forks,
Choice Pearls, Butter Knives,
Fine Watches, olive Forks,
Hungarian Opals, Sugar Spoons,
Lace Pins, Soup Ladles,
Brooches, Salad Spoons,
'Jewels, Macaroni Knives,
Ribbon Pms, Coffee Spoons,
Jeweled Aigrettes, Fruit Dishes,
Collarettes, Lunch Sets,
Scarf Pms, Sugar Tongs,
Charms, Gravy Ladles,
Lockets, Tea Spoons,
Seal Rings, Dinner Forks,
Bracelets, Table Spoons,
Sleeve Ornaments, Dessert Knives,
« tv< * s ' ™ • Dessert Forks,
Queen Chains, Dessert spoons,
Vest Chains, Dinner Knives,
Necklaces, Fruit Knives,
Amulets, Napkin Rings,
Thimbles, Nut Sets,
Manicure Sets, Tea Caddies,
Toilet Sets, Bread Trays,
Glove Hooks, Carving Setts,
Viniagrettes, Crumb Knives,
-.tamnßnTP*! Crumb Trays,
Stamp Boxes, cheese Scoops,
Key Kings, Pearl Handle
Smoking Sets, Table Cutlery,
Match Safes, Opera Glasses,
Shoe Sets, Gold Canes,
Girdles, Cathedral Gong Clocks
Dinner Service, Piano Lamps,
Tea Sets, Candelabra*. re
Water Sets Bronze Pitchers,
Dessert Sets Umbrella Stands '
uessert Deis, Bronze Groups,
Berry Sets, Fire Sets,
Ice Cream Sets, piacques.
Cake Baskets, | Armorial Pieces.
Their RECENT IMPORTATIONS of Fine Clocks, Choice
Bronzes and Brasses offer an unusual selection In Decorative
Official City and Railway Timekeepers !
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