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THE IDEAL QUARREL Culminates in Miss Huntingdon's hstire ment and a $10,000 Damage Suit by Manager Poster. The Latter's Uncivil Garrulty— Ver sion of Miss Huntington and Her Mother. The Song Bird of Kalamazoo and the Frozen- Voiced Girl of Paris Town. Capel TTn earths His Traducers and is Going to Bring Several .Libel Suits. The culmination of the quarrel between Manager Foster, of the Boston Ideals, and Miss Huntington, resulting in the retire ment of the latter from the company, and a suit by the former for damages, recalls some Incidents connected with the affair which occurred during the company's late engage ment in this city. On the opening night the Globe critic entered the opera house just as Miss Huntington made her first ap pearance in "Victor the Blue Stocking." "Now you will hear ber bawl," remarked Manager Fos ter to the Globe representative. Upon being asked to whom his remark ap plied the corpulent manager pointed to Miss Huntington and in a sneering tone said: * 'I mean that song-bird from Kalamazoo. Just look at her— there's Kalamazoo style for you. Sue can't sing a bit." Surprised to hear a manager speak in such a dispar aging manner of one of his most illustrious stars, the Globe ventured the remark that there was a popular opinion that the 'Kal amazoo song-bird" was really the artist of the company, whereupon the manager manifested considerable indignation and de clared that she could not hold a candle to De Lussan, who, as he said, was his prima donna. Later on in the evening a basket of flowers was brought from the ladies' reception room by an usher, who was hur rying along with it toward the footlights. Miss Huntington was singing at the time, and the flowers were intended for her. Speaking to a crowd of gentlemen, who were standing near by, Mr. Foster re marked: "Her mother buys them for her," and pointed to the flowers that were being passed up. These and similar disrespect ful allusions to Miss Huntington convinced the Globe representative that there was bad blood between the manager and his leading contralto, and an opportunity was sought to interview the lady respecting the matter. MISS Huntington's VERSION: Miss Huntington's statement was sub stantially as follows: "Mr. Foster has treated me not only un gentlemauly but brutally. Still, I do not care to parade the matter before the public, as I feel fully competent to protect myself and my interest. When .1 engaged to sing- for Mr. Foster it was for two years, and all the conditions were explicitly stated in the con tract. I have performed every condition, and intend to do so until my term expires. There was no unpleasantness last season. Just before we started out this season Mr. Foster came to see me and asked to have the contract changed — wanting- me either to re duce my salary or sing more nights in a. week than my contract called for. I declined to do either. That was the beginning of bis bad feeling- toward me. Afterward he learned that I had better offers from other companies and .he came back to see mo. asking me to ex tend my contract for another year. This I declined to do. Then he manifested anger and flew into a rage. I told him that I would release him entirely from his contract with me, but would not change it. This be de clined to do. That is the secret of our present unpleasantness and I do not care to say more." "What is the feeling between you and Miss De Lussan?" "Our relations are friendly. She has al ways manifested good will for me and I am sure that 1 entertain nothing else for ber. There is no quarrel between us. and if she does become prejudiced against me I am sure ij will bo the result of Mr. Foster's influence. Notwithstanding Mr. Foster's ungentlemanly conduct toward me, I have never said an unkind or disrespectful word to him. I feel most deeply the embarrassment of my posi tion, but I intend to niainta my self-respect end position as a lady, and to fulfil tbe con ditions of my contract. That is all that I can 6*ay now." THE old LADY HAS hek SAY. But if it wis all that Miss Huntington had to say. it was not all the young lady's mother had to say. The elder Huntington, who had been listening to the interview, took up the thread of discourse where the daughter had broken off. With flashing eye and voice trembling with emotion, she began: If Agnes will not talk I will. I'll tell you the whole story. Aarnes has told you the story of the contract and Foster's effort to get her to change it. There the trouble be gan. I have never been separated from my daughter. 1 travelled with her last year and there was no objection made. This seasou when we started out Mr. Foster informed Ag nes that I would not be permttied to travel with her. Agnes informed him that he bad no control over my actions, and that I could travel when and where I pleased. It was her desire to have me with her. it was our joint pleasure that I should come along. So here 1 am. After we had started, Foster again notified her that I would not be allowed to travel in tbe special car. Foster Is under contract to f urn.sh a special car for his leading artists. Agnes told bim that under her contract she was entitled to a maid, and if she chose to do so she could force me Into the car with her in that capacity. But she did not choose to do so, as she preferred that I sbouid not enjoy his b spitality under the circumstances; that I sbouid occupy a berth in another car at ber own expense, and ehe would share it with me. He protested against her leaving the car, as he wanted to separate us, and tried to comper her to re main. But she is a girl of her own head and had her way, and we travel separate from the rest of the company. BUT THAT IS NOT ALL. Foster tries to humiliate her in every con ceivable way. He talks about her to strangers in a most outrageous manner, knowing that She has no opportunity to tesent itortodefeud herself. He seeks ever. - opportunity to humiliate her on the stage. Once when the artsts were called before the curtain he made Lablache go in advance of Agnes, al though she had not been on the stage for fully hi teen minutes. Agnes resented it by going to her dressing-roc m and refusing to go on the stage until the audience finally called her name, and she then went out much to the chagrin of Foster. Another time wben De Lussan was taking the leading role and there was a call be fore the curtaiu Foster made Agnes go firsthand bad De Lussan slip off to her room, thinking ibat she would be called by name. When Agnes went out, instead of turning and bowing to the audience, as is tbe custom, she stood with ber face to the entrance hold ing her hand for De Lussan, and continued to stand in that position until De Lussan had to put in an appearance. That made Foster mad, sure enoucrh. Then again he has cut some of the operas, for no other purpose ; than to keep Agnes from singing some of her best parts. On several occasions he has put Lablache in the parts where Agnes scored her biggest successes, and refused to let Airnes sing just because be knew she would ga n applause. Ho tried that in Buffalo, but it created so much DISSATISFACTION WITH THE PUBLIC that the manager of the opera house forced bim to bill Agnes in the operas that she had formerly sung in. These are a few of the in dignities that he has been heaping upon her. It is absolutely unendurable, but Agnes has preserved her composure admirably and re frains from any exhibition of temper. She always treats Foster pleasantly, no matter what his conduct toward her may be." "Is the contract episode the only cause of trouble?" .A 'Bless your soul. no. That is only a part Z 1 . -. The great tiouble is Foster's partiality f_l s Lussan. He is crazy jealous of that girl, and he can't bear the idea of anybody else in the company training applause. It nearly breaks bis heart when Agnes or Marie Stone or any of the ladies get mote encores or flowers than De Lussan. He is making such a fool of himself about her that I am afraid it is actually doing the »oor girl an injury. 1 feel sorry for her, for she is a kind, generous-hearted little woman, i His partiality for her is creating trouble la the whole company, but Agnes is the princi pal object of his spite, because she has no male protector. Tbe company can't hope to hold together long under Foster's manage ment. Wherever we go he attempts to pre judice the newspaper critics against Agnes and tries to get them to boom De Lussan. But I am gratified to see that the newspaper men have opinions of th ir own and fear lessly express them without regard to Fos ter's prejudices." CONFIRMED by OTIIEKS. With two exceptions, the other members of the company declined to discuss the mat ter. The two exceptions confirmed Mrs. Huntington- statements relative to Fos ter's treatment of Miss Huntington, but de clined to say anything further than to ex press an apprehension that the company could not hold together after the present season under Foster's management Now that the irascible manager has parted com pany with the "Kalamazeo Songbird," and the little maid with the arctic voice is rid of ber rival, the white-winged dove of oeace may once more take up its abode with the ! Ideals. It is too good an organization to go I to pieces after such a fashion as has threat- j ened it. Miss Huntington will be missed j when the Ideals come back to St. Paul in j April, but the same generous welcome as of yore will be extended to the other artists of the company. CAPE- nu.lCNED. The flontienor M ill Institute libel Suits. Sax Francisco, Dec. 12. — Monsignor Capei has issued the following statement regarding certain articles published respect ing him in the Eastern States and England: To the public: After two months of diligent investigation, aided by disclosures made uuder preinptory orders from representatives of a New York journal. I have been able to trace the author of the slanderous stories cir culated concerning me. in tne Eastern press, by careful comparison, it being found that reports published in certain papers were identical and originated at the same source. The reporter, it is said, furnished the discov ery to the editor of the Argonaut, a newspaper published in this city, and which is a rabid hater of the pope and has persistently indulged in per sonalities concerning me. This editor lately announced that I had become a Protestant, and at a subsequent period he invited those who desired to know my address to call at the Argonaut office, and also referred them to l a distinguished attorney of Sacramento for my manner of life. Profiting by this offer of in formation the reporter succeeded in learning that it was the Argonaut which supplied the news published concerning me in the New York, Chicago and Philadelphia papers, and that the Sacramento attorney furnished ad ditional news concerning me to one New York journal and which I, iu a telegram addressed to the latter paper, characterized as a tissue or' falsehoods and whe- ein a journal was made a cats paw to persecute an honorable American lady and thwart ber claims in pending litigations. It now transpires that the Sacramento attor ney is none other than the opposing council in her suit. Honor and justice to a perse cuted lady of irreproachable character, loved and respected by ber neighbors and all who know ber, as well as a duty to my church and myself, will oblige me to take action. Simultaneously shall we prosecute the authors here in California and the publisher of the vile statements iu the East. I may add that Mr. Valensin, the husba d of tbe lady referred to, reiterates most emphatically that he never circulated any story reflecting on his wife and myself. T. J. Cai__. SEVENTEEN' GIBES DISCHARGED Italian Chorus and Bnllet Girls Bounced Sty the National Opera Company. Chicago, Dec. 12. — Seventeen Italian girls, until to-day members of the National Opera company, were, this evening, forced to take a train for New York under the threat that they would otherwise be left here helpless. They were engaged at Milan, Italy, less than there months ago, and none of the seventeen understands a word of English. One of them is very ill. The girls claim that they were discharged last night without a word of warning, and that although incompe tence is the alleged caused, the real reason is that the company has not drawn as large houses as was expected, especially in Chicago. The discharge, it is claimed, is a breach of contract According to one of the seventeen, they were engaged at Milan by an agent of the company as ballet and chorus girls, at £20 a week for the season of twenty-six weeks. They received $92 in advance, and last night, on being discharged, were paid $10, half of the coming week's salary. In an interview to-night Manager Locke de nied that the girls were engaged for twen ty-six weeks unless they prosed competent. This the girls had not done, and the com pany's sole object being to improve * he standard of opera in America, they were, after careful consideration, discharged. A Queer Compromise. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 12. — A Courier- Journal special says: The talk of Hop kinsville, Ky., is the reported compro mise by the attorneys of James A. Wallace's defalcation of 556,000 from the Bank of Ilopkinsville. Wallace was cashier, and is said to have lost the bulk of the money in wheat specu lations. On Jan. 1, 1884. he took about $14,000 and disappeared and a large reward has been standing for his capture. The terms of the compromise are the payment of $16,366 to the bank, the sureties and Wal lace being released from civil prosecution. An effort will be made to secure a pardon for Wallace, that he may be exempt from criminal prosecution. Wallace was a prom inent church member. A Tie-Up Ordered. Sax Fraxcisco, Dec. 12. — As a result of the refusal of the Geary street cable railroad to grant its employes increased pay and reduced hours, a tie-up was ordered this morning and a hundred men went out. The company, however, ran several cars during the day with new hands. The ; strike on the Sutter street railroad and its branches continues. The company is also now running a number of cars, and it is increasing them each day as fast as the new men are broken in. An Elks' Kutertain—ieuC Minneapolis Lodge No. 44, B. P. O. Elk s held a largely attended social session last evening at which an excellent literary and musical entertainment was carried out. | A number of theatrical people were present and assisted in presenting a meritorious programme. Queer Bedfellows. Special to the Globe. , WAsnixcrox. Dec. 12.— Mr. Randall is said to have the active and earnest support of Speaker Carlisle in his work to defeat tariff legislation at this session. Col. Mor rison is determined to bring up his bill again, but Mr. Randall, with the counte nance of the speaker, will defeat every effort of the Illinois statesman. Knight* Protest. Cixctxxati, O., Dec. Recently a large number of brewery employes organ ized as Knights of Labor, taking the name ! of "Gauibriuus assembly." To-day promi nent Knights of Labor met and decided to protest to Mr. Powderlv, on the ground , that saloon are not eligible to member ship in the organization. » . Like His Urother. Londox, Dec. 12. The rumor is current in club circles that Edmond Davis, a West End solicitor, who at three elections has contested Thanet division of Kent for par liament has fled, leaving liabilities of £100.000. He is a brother of the notorious Ben Davis, who absconded three years ago owing £500,000. Libraries Burned. Londox. Dec. 13. Fire in Queen's place. Oxford, yesterday destroyed two valuable libraries belonging to professors. Loss, £S,C03. ST. PAUL, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER, 13, 1886. THE NATION'S MILITIA. The Citizen Soldiery Invited to Meet in Washington to Compete for Prizes. Some of tho Measures Congress is Liable to Wrestle With the Present Week. Herbert's Bill to Enable Ex-Confed erates to Boar Arms for the Union. Senator Spooncr's Chances for tlic Chairmanship of ;tiie Senate Claims committee. Washington. Dec. 12. — Citizens of '. Washington having subscribed a guarantee fund of $50,000 to insure the payment of the prizes and expenditures for national drill and encampment, the executive com i mittee has now given notice that such drill and encampment will be given in Washing ton on the 23d of May. and will end on Decoration day. May 30. The entries will be open to the regularly-organized volun teer militia of the United States for com petition as regiments, battalions or com panies in infantry, artillery, cavalry and zouave tactics, and also to regularly-organ ized corps of cadets from military or uni versity schools. The prizes offered for competition aggregate $26,500. of which $10,500 will be distributed among the b_t five companies of infantry, as follows: F.rst prize $5,000. second $3,500. third $1,500. fourth $1,000, fifth $500. The object of this national drill is Brat, as an incentive to advancement and proficiency iu the science of arms of the cit zen soldiery of the union through friendly competition on the common ground of our ' national capital, and second, the massing of the representative men comprised in the volunteer organizations in the fraternal as sociations of a camp where they may better appreciate each other and learn mutual reli ance should the national reserve ever be called to stand shoulder to shoulder in de fense of the common country. Command ers, regiments, battalions and companies of all arms are invited to correspond with the committee. T. C. Delson is managing sec retary. TIMS WEEK IN CONGRESS. WhatTlay Be Done by the Nation's Solon*. Washington, Dec 12. Senator Mor rill's anti-tariff resolution is the unfinished business of the senate, and Mr. Dawes has the floor for a speech upon it Next to this in respect to right of way comes the Piatt resolution for open executive sessions. This measure seems to be a stumbling block. It is doomed to defeat whenever it comes to a vote, but the majority are reluctant to make a record out of accord with universal public sentiment. It stood as the "unfin ished business"' tor several weeks of last session, being laid aside from time to time for other matters with the assent of its sponsors until it was taken into caucus and smothered under . a list of preferred measures so long that there was no possi bility of reaching it before the end of the session. Then Mr. Piatt secured a special order calling it up on the 8th of the present mont-i. The next day Mr. Morrill was given an opportunity to make his tariff speech, and the adjournment followed in such a way as to make the bill "special business" for at least half of the session. The remaining ♦ "SPECIAL ORDERS" for the present week are as follows: Sena tor Logan's joint resolution authorizing the secretary of war to accept the High wood tract of 500 acres in Lake county, Illinois, donated by the Commercial club, ot Chi c-!:,_o, for military purposes; Senator Beck's railroad attorney bill (which has been so amended by the judiciary committee that its introducer repudiates it), and the house bill in chaige of Senator Van Wyck, for the relief of set tlers in Nebraska and Kansas. It is not safe to predict that any of the special orders will be reached during the week, the event depending largely upon the willingness of the tariff debaters to suspend temporarily. They will, however, retain such undefined "rights" as their position on the special order gives them until a vacant hour is reached for their consideration. Mr. Blair has given notice that he will at an early day ask the senate to act upon his woman suffrage resolution, and he may do this be i fore the end of the week, when Senator Brown, his foremost opponent, who has not yet arrived, makes his appearance. THE INTER-STATE COMMERCE RILL is likely to be reported by the conferrees before the middle of the week, and may, perhaps, displace any business then pend ing. If, however, senators desire to study the conference report the matter will be suffered to lie upon the table until next week. The senate will adjourn to-morrow as a mark of respect to the memory of Rep resentative Dowdney, but the announce ment will probably be delayed till the after noon. The week in the house promises to be a busy one. After the call of states on Monday, the floor will be accorded to the committee on the District of Columbia, which will call up matters of local im portance, including the cable railroad bill, and there are enough of such measures on the calendar to occupy the en tire day. Tuesday aud Wednesday will be devoted to the consideration of the sun dr.^civil appropriation bill, with probability of final action on Wednesday. Among the special orders the bill creating a department of agriculture and labor has the advantage of being unfinished business, and Mr. Batch, who has the measure in charge, will endeavor to secure a vote upon it Thurs day. Unless some matter of high privilege intervenes. Friday will be devoted to con sidering private bills. CONFEDERATES' DISABIL11IES. TIr. Herbert's Bill to ."Hake It Possi ble for Southern Soldiers to Serve the Union. Special to the Globe. Washington. Dec. 12. — A bill has been introduced by Congressman Herbert, of Alabama, to remove the disabilities of ex- Confederate soldiers and to make them eli gible for appointment in the army or navy of the United States. Mr. Herbert's bill is a good one, and his advocacy of it is able, sincere and honest. He says that because of the Cutting affair in Texas large num bers of the ex-Confederate soldiers in Ala bama became so angry and earnest in their indignation with Mexico that they wanted to organize troops for the service, in the event of a war with Mexico. That drew their attention to the fact that they could not serve the United States in the capacity of either soldier or sailor. This brought the subject to the attention of Mr. Herbert, and he introduced his bill for the patriotic purpose of obviating any such difficulty in the future. He said: "Now, in case of war with a foreign power the government would be very glad to avail herself of all the ex-Confederates. Their experience would be of great benefit, for they would add trained officers to both the army and navy. To pass this bill after a war had been declared would be a necessity and would then be considered by the South as an act of expediency. If, on the con trary, the bill should become a law in time of peace it would be accepted as a gracious act well worthy of a forgiving nation and would. I believe, go far toward healing the still rankling sores and animosities that lie hidden by force of human nature in the heart of many a southerner." Cleveland Doesn't Know It. Washington, Dec. 12— A statement i was published to-day to the effect that Sec retary Manning and Attorney General Gar land will shortly retire from the cabinet. The president has no knowledge from any quarter of a probable change in his cabinet. COMMITTEE (HATTER. Senator Spooler Likely to Get a Chairmanship. Special to the Globe*. Washington. Dec. 13. — Senator Spooner is likely to have the chairmanship of the senate committee on claims. The d -. ith of Pike, of New Hampshire, makes Hoar, of Massachusetts, eligible for this chairmanship, but Hoar has the chairman ship of the committee on elections. Dolph, or Oregon, comes next, but he has the coast, defense committee. lie is debating which chairmanship to take. Coast defenses is a national committee, and the Pacific people want him to keep it for the good it will do them iu the way of appropriations. Dolph, however, is angry because the senate a year ago last March would not make his a regu lar committee, with an annual clerkship, and allow it to sit daring the summer. He is one of the best informed men in the senate on coast defences, and would, if he stood at the head of the commission, follow out to the letter Mr. Tilden's advice on this important subject. He believes the Republican party ought to take this as an issue and forestall the Democratic free traders by using the surplus for defenses. Pacific coast Republicans say they are going to have a place on the national ticket next time, and Doiph is likely to be the man, especially if he can succeed in getting his proposed policy of coast defense adopted. Dolph is a tall, handsome man, who speaks well and who works night and day. Senator Spooner is next to him and claims the commission in seniority, and would make a very good chairman if the place should devolve upon him. AN AFillCAH IN HIDING. Why Do Army Shoe* Cost so Much jTlore than Former!}"? Special to the Globe. Washington, Dec. 12. — One of the targets that will draw tire this winter from the house military committee is the army j prison at Fort Leavenworth. By an adroit jugglery in the appropriation bills last year j provisions were inserted in the civil sundry J bill which dove-tai.ed into appropriations made in the army appropriation bill in such a way as to make this military prison a good deal of a job. Hie prisoners there are now employed in making shoes for the army and Gen. Miles says that the shoes are good for noth ing; that for several months past his troops have been almost barefoot because of the poor leather and poor workmanship put into these army prison shoes. At the same time the prison is a pet thing of Adjutant General Drum, and his pet protege, Col. Barr. is in charge of it. When the criti cism of the prison made it necessary, re cently, an investigation was ordered and Gen. Drum, Gen. Terry and Col. Barr con stituted a board of inquiry i to report uponQ the condition of the prison. Gen. Bragg, chairman of the house military committee, rather looks upon this report as something like the Dutch taking Holland, and does not propose to be satisfied with it. He finds that where the government a few years ago paid but $90,003 a year to shoe the army, now over 5300,000 is expended, and serious complaints are made about the character of the shoes furnished. The increased ex pense is due to the way In which the shoes are made. Insufficient machinery, incom petent supervision of labor, and the added tact that while leather for the army shoes made at Fort Leavenworth used to be bought in New York, after ad vertisement for the lowest bios, these pur chases are now made at. the prison, and the number of bidders has boeri very much diminished. New York leather merchants are not willing to ship samples of their leather out to Kansas and take chances of success in making their bids. Under this arrangement Western leather merchants have a decided advantage over bidders in the East the result of which is that the government pays about three times as much for shoes for the army as it used to pay. iwirs. Cleveland's Bust. Special to the Globe. Washington, Dec. 12. — The bust of Mrs. Cleveland is being sold in the lobbies of the capitol. An Italianized Yankee of the name of Millicid has made a mould from the photographs of Mrs. 'Cleveland, from which he is producing statuettes to the number of several hundred daily. He charges S2.50 apiece for them, and the sales are considerable. The bust of Mr. Cleveland has been sold for a year past, and as a work of art is far superior to that which has now been made of Mrs. Cleve '. land, lt is a wretched counterfeit of the mistress of the White luuse, but probably is slightly better as a work of art than Jos eph Keppler's colored sketch of her, which was only a little bit better than the photo graphs made of Mrs. Cleveland last sum mer by the leading photographer on Penn sylvania avenue. Senator Vance makes a Hit. Special to the Globe. Washington. Dec. 12. — The recent lec ture of Senator Vance, of North Carolina, concerning the "Political Feeling and Sen timent at the South During the War." ex cites universal commendation among his fellow senators. The people of Boston, before whom it was delivered in Tremoiit Temple, have sent the senator a handsome testimonial of their appreciation and re gard. Cool-headed Senator John Sherman, who never compliments anybody except members of the Sherman family, says: . I did not know that Vance could go to Bos ton and talk an hour without making some sort of enmity for himself. He did much better than any of us could have done should we enter the South as a lecture field. After the Gas Companies. Special to the Glooe. , Washington, Doc. 13. — Senator Van Wyck, of Nebraska, is the only man in congress who takes a really active interest in affairs which concern the District of Col umbia alone. He is now alter our gas companies, hammer and tongs, and will give them no rest until something is done for the relief of this people, both as to the quality ond price of gas. Other senators and members have their gas free during | their residence in Washington, but Van I Wyck is a professional anti-monopolist and scorns the seductive influence of paid-up gas bills. Notwithstanding his eccentrici ties, he is popular in this city and is regarded as an exceptionally honest man. >'o Cause for Alarm. Special to the Globe. Washington, Dec. 13.— It has been re cently alleged that the health of the presi dent is critical, and that he is liable to at- I tacks of apoplexy and paralysis. A cele brated physician has said, privately, to his friends, that he considered the president a subject to such attacks, and his confidential opinion has given rise to comment and some excitement At the executive mansion, however, they say that Mr. Cleveland's health is constantly improving, but that he ; is now obliged to take a certain amount of j exercise daily in-order to maintain his nor mal health and strength. He receives a great number of callers on public business daily and looks as strong and vigorous as ever. Dancing at the White House. Special to the Globe. Washington, Dec. 13. — It is denied at j the White house that Mrs. Cleveland in tends using the celebrated East room for I dancing parties during the season.. One of , the officials of the navy department also j says: The government does not pay the Marine i band for waltz music at the White house. If Mrs. Cleveland uses it for that purpose she ousrht to pay tbe musicians just as others do who receive their servicA at night. Many of tbem are making extra Woney in the orches- - tra at the theaters. Toole - musicians do not belong to the social end of the government. ] TEN SILVER WATCHES, '• Three Gold Watches, Five Eevolvers, a Gold Ein? and $105 Taken From a Train On Which There Was $12,000 in Money, $4,000 in Diamonds and Other Valuables. The Property Concealed by the Ladies ana the Verdant Highway men Outwitted. Three Maryland Negroes Kill an Old "Woman and Sell Her Body lor Fifteen Dollars. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 12. — Particulars of the train robbery yesterday near Belle vue Station, Tex., are that three robbers, who were unmasked and made no effort at concealment, arrived at the water-tank a few minutes before the train. When the train arrived one of the robbers, with a \ drawn pistol, ordered Engineer Ayers and j his fireman and Mellont, another engineer, who was riding in the cab, to alight, which ! they did. The robber then marched them thirty feet from the train and went through | them, taking all the valuables they had. j While this was going on the other two I men went through the train. It appears i that one of the passengers in the rear car, I who was looking out of the window and i saw the operation with the trainmen, divining the situation, went into the for ward cars, notified the other passengers of what was going on and told them to secrete their money. This they did iu various ways, givimr most of it and their diamonds to several ladies aboard. Miss Kate Haas, of Fort Worth, took charge of .3,000 and other valuables. Mrs. Chambers, of Potts j dam. N. Y.. received 55,000 and some dia monds, and Mrs. Wittiek, ot Carthage, ! Mo., took her husband's gold watch and j several hundred dollars. Mrs. Wittiek was GREATLY INCENSED at the proceedings, and bo dly stood up in the car, and asked if forty men were going to tamely submit to such an outrage at the hands of two highwaymen. About §12,000 in money and $4,000 worth of diamonds and other valuables were left by the rob ! bers in their haste to get through the train 1 and because they did not search the ladies. | They were evidently novices at the busi ■ ness, and went away with tiie paltry sum ■ of $105, three gold watches, ten silver ! watches, five revolvers and one gold ring. I The robbers left the train at j the rear end of the sleeper, mounted i horses standing near by, aud ! roue rapidly away. The train was then hurried on to Bellevue, where telegrams were sent to Supt Frost at Fort Worth, who immediately replied, offering S250 reward for each robber, and in less than an hour five posses of officers aud citizens were in pursuit Sheriff McLean says he knows the robbers and has no doubt of his ability to capture them. Supt Connors was on the train, having in charge two deserters, with a guard of five soldiers, of the Fifth United States infantry. MURDERED FOR MONEY. A Maryland >»_r_ Kills an Old lVom_u in Order to Sell Her lEody. Baltimore, Dec. 12.— Early Friday evening a negro man brought to the Mary land university, on Lombard street, the j body of a white woman and left it with Anderson" Perry, the colored janitor, say ing he would call again tor $15, the price ; agreed upon. The body was taken to be ! prepared for keeping until needed for dis '■ section, but it was found that the head was ; horribly crashed and there were two ' wounds on the left breast The police were at once notified. Yesterday at a post mortem examination made by physicians it was stated positively the wounds were made after death, leaving the inference that it was simply a case of bodv-snatching and that the work had been done by a novice. To-day, however, the body was identified as that of Emily Brocon, a woman 60 years old, who for the past six months .had been boarding with a colored family in the western section of the city. She was of dissipated habits and lived by begging. She was at her home three hours before the dead body was brought to the university, and it is now evident she was brutally mur dered for the price her body would bring on a dissecting table. Perry, the janitor, who received the body, denies he ever saw the woman, but he is known to have been a boarder at the same house, and to have eaten breakfast with her on the morning of the murder. He was to-day arrested as an accessory. Late to-night John Ross and Albert Hawkins, both colored, were arrested and confessed they killed the woman at the in stigation of Janitor Perry. Ross smashed her head with a brick and Hawkins held her and stabbed her through the heart. Riotous Tramps. Shenandoah, Pa., Dec. 12. — A band of about thirty tramps who have been making their headquarters just outside of the bur rough limits during the past few weeks, came into Shenandoah last night and raised a riot in a saloon. The tramps were ejected, and shortly afterwards returned with rein forcements and attacked the party in the house. James McKeon was horribly hacked with a razor and two others were beaten with bottles and glasses into insensibility. Several arrests were made. Didn't Kill the King. Bucharest, Dec. 12. — A box contain ing 200 pounds of dynamite exploded to day against the king's summer residence. It is supposed the intention was to destroy the palace. Every window in the building was smashed. The mangled corpse of a strange man was found in the vicinity. There is no other clue to the culprits. Charged With Embezzlement. Virginia City, New, Dec. 12.— man Frankel, a member of the stock-brok ing firm of Frankel & Co., which failed a few days ago, was arrested last night charged with embezzlement W. H. P. Blauvelt, proprietor of the Gold Hill bank, was also arrested, charged with a similar offense. Killed in a Drunken Brawl. Greensburg, Pa., Dec. 12. In a drunken brawl at an early hour this morn ing Robert Coleman, a hostler in Slerey's livery stable, was killed by a coal miner named Riley, who struck him on the head with a sharo instrument of some kind. THREE ASPHYXIATED. A Mother, Son and Daughter the Victims of Coal Gas. Chicago, Dec. 12.— Mrs. McClure and her grown daughter and son were asphyxi ated by coal gas last night at their resi dence in the suburban town of Maple Wood. They closed all the doors and windows tightly on retiring, and forsot to replace the stove lid after replenishing the parlor fire. Mrs. McClure appeared to have fallen senseless while trying to get out to the open air, while her daughter was lying lifeless across a chair a few feet from her bed. The son was on his knees before the door, and evidently, become uuconscious during his half -stupefied search for " the door which, opened, would have given them fresh air. Probably Fully Incinerated. St. Louis, Dec 12.— search for the bodies of the two victims of the catastrophe which destroyed the A. F.;Shapleigh and ! Cautwell Hardware companies' establish j ment yesterday was began to-day. Streams of water have been poured upon the mass of smoking debris all day. but the ruins are still so hot that search can be made only in places where they have cooled off suffi ciently to permit. The bodies of the two men, of whom nothins: has been since the fire, have as yet not been found, and it is believed that all traces of them have been obliterated. m BIT COULDN'T GET HITCHED. The Unsuccessful Attempt of an Indian 10 Uarr> a Brooklyn Girl. New York, Dec. 12. — A carriage rolled up to Judge Weed's residence in Jersey City and a richly-dressed young girl stepped from it assisted by a tawney-complexioned young man in a dress suit of black and a white tie. They entered the house and told the judge that they were Cloud Foot, an Indian of the Wild West show, and Annette Copeland, of DeKalb ave nue. Brooklyn. Clpud Foot was twenty-eight and the girl seventeen. The judge questioned them, and from what they said it appears that the girl, who is very pretty, saw the Indian last summer at Statett Island when Buffalo Bill had his troupe there. She fell in love with him j and he with her. While the show was i there site went to the ground nearly j everyday. The season ended and he left for the West, but as soon as lie arrived at Madison Square garden, a few weeks ago, their frequent meetings were resumed. They decided to elope. Several clergymen in New York were asked to marry them, but all refused because of the girl.s age. Tired of refusals in this city, they went to Jersey City. Judge Weed refused to marry them. Cloud Foot offered him $50 if he would perform the ceremony, but the judge vvnuld-not change his mind. Cloud Foot and she then entered the carriage, were driven to the ferry and crossed to this city. NOT A CANDIDATE. Gov. Ice's Sensible Advice to the Democrats of Virginia. Richmond, Dec. 12. — Gov. Lee denies that he is a candidate for the United States senate, to succeed Senator Mahone. He says: "I have never written or spoken one word to any one in reference to the next United States senator from Virginia, nor have I been informed of any action on the part of any friends with any such pur pose in view. If the Virginia Democrats are wise they will begin at once to repair their fences in order to secure a majority of the next house of delegates (the senate will be Democratic), instead of speculating so far in advance on prospective senatot ships. For, unless they are more active and vigi lant in some parts of the state than they were at the recent congressional elections, the party will not have a United States sen atorship to bestow upon any one." ■ The Clearance . .utemeni. Boston, Dec. 12. — The following table, compiled from special dispatches to the Post from the managers of the leading clear ing houses in the United States, gives the gross exchanges at each point for the week ending Dec 11, 1886, in comparison with those of the corresponding period in 1SS5: Name of City. Amount. Inc. Dec New York $860,771,302 14.6.... Boston 88,122.431 4.6.... Philadelphia 63.348.650 19.8 .... Chicago 61,636,0«a 17.5 ... . San Francisco 14,951,982 64.7.... St. Louis 17,772.993 10.6 Baltimore 13,137,025 11.9 New Orleans 12,224,000 3.4 Cincinnati 11,350,000 15.9.... Pittsburg 10.726.712 44.2.... Kansas City 7,004,044 41. ... . Louisville.......... 5,577,518, 23 9 ... Providence 5,004,000 8.4 Milwaukee 4,576,000: 11.7 Omaha 5,146,S72 80.1 .... Minneapolis.. 4,525,239' 48.9 ... Detroit 3,824,313 36.2 ... . Indianapolis 3,624,271 74.5.... Cleveland 3.192,002 37.4' Memphis 3,866,7-0 73.9 .... Columbus 2,291,213 39.8,'.... ♦Galveston 2,100,000 .... 1 7.0 Hartford 1,678,291 16.6.... New Haven 3,200.749 £0.1.... Peoria 1,097,100 40.6.... Portland 1,160.000 27.2.... St. Joseph 1,390,932 19.5.... Springfield 861,952 13.3.... Worcester 878,992 0.3... . Lowell 449. 7U9 29.1 .... Syracuso 543,336 76.0 Denver 3,533,915 0.3 Total $1,214,478,578 15.3.... Outside New York.. 8345,727,276 13.5.... •Partly estimated. LACONICS BY I.IGU-NING. The Turkish minister at Madrid is dead. The French portfolio of foreign affairs has been offered M. Calbon, ambassador at Madrid, who will probably decline. It Is learned a petition In bankruptcy will be flied by Lark & Sons, general merchants, of London. Their liabilities are a little short of £1,000,000. :.. A dispatch from St. Petersburg says the Bulgarian delegates will not be received there. Spring and Axle Workers. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec 12.— A call has been issued for a great convention of spring and axle workers of the United States, to be held in this city on Jan. 4. The objects of the convention are to establish uniform wages throughout the country, taking the highest paid as standard, and to complete arrangements for disbanding their national organization prior to going into the Knights of Labor in a body. Dees This Mean War? Berlin, Dec 12.— Tagblatt says the Russian government, having failed to obtain a loan, is issuing treasury bills. It also says that Gov. -general Gourke has summoned the chief military enineers in Russia and Poland to a conference Broke the Record. Brussels, Dec 12.— the municipal elections here a socialist workman was announced as among the successful candi dates. It is the first instance of the kind on record. _, Steamship Arrivals. Havre— Bretr.gne. Liverpool — New York— Canada. _■ . I-.ans'try and Gebhard. New York Letter to Philadelphia Record. I am told by those who profess to know, that Frederick Gebhard really intends to marry Mrs. Langtry. That fact that Mr. Langtry has done nothing to make himself himself obnoxious, stands rather in the way of a divorce. But, of course, it is only a temporary obstacle. Some charge can al ways be trumped up, if it should be only incompatiDility of temper. Certainly Mr. Gebhard has been devoted to Mrs Langtry for a good many years, and perhaps she would do well to reward his devotion. ■ There will be no roll call at the meeting of the reminiscence of a constitutional con vention at Sioux Falls on the 15th. That would give the snap away. At the last two pur ported sessions much less than a quorum ap peared—the last time hardly a dozen of the eighty-eight members. It is. a fraud and im position to durnify snch a gathering as repre sentative in its character. The attempt of these few ambitious politicians to deceive the people and the country should be exposed. Quincy A. Mann, of Worcester, Mass., as the representative of a large prospective emi gration from his part of New England, has • been exploring the country west of Devil's Lake and gathering the statements of . farm ers anp stockmen as to their success since; coming to Dakota. He says that his inform*-, tion Is so favorable that ft very large migra tion may be looked for in the spring. He has gone back to report and arrange for the exodus. : NO. k 3 4 7 IS THE BADGER STATE. Pour Citizens of Eau Clare County Said to Desire to. Eepresent the Eighth District. The President Understood to Be Not at all Likely to Eeinstate Mr. Delaney. now Senator Sawyer Got An Interest in the Brickmaklag Business. Wisconsin Wants Indemnity For Swamp bands Sold By the Government. Special to tbe Globe. Eau Claire, Dec. 12.— Gov. Rusk, after the funeral of Congressman Price at Black River Falls, said in response to a question, that the proclamation ordering an election to till the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. Price would be issued on Monday. The election will probably be held on some day of the week before the convening of the legislature, but may possibly occur the week after. This arrangement would place it on the first or the third Tuesday in Jan uary, as the legislature meets the 14th prox. It will probably be the first Tuesday. The election will be for both the unexpired por tion of the present term and the term be ginning March 4, 1887. The dates of the nominating conventions have not been fixed upon, but it is surmised that the Republi can convention will be held the 21st of this month. The Democracy will, in all proba bility, nominate, though there has been some talk to the contrary,, and the Prohibi tionists will doubtless place a mac in the field. The Republicans here have been talking this week about POUR EAU CLAIRE COUNTY MEN for the nomination for congress M. Griffin, George B. Shaw and J. G. Thorp, or' Eau Claire, and Ira B. Bradford, of Augusta. As the situation appears now, as analyzed by competent observers, Mr. Griffin seems to be in the lead. Mr. Shaw and Mr. Brad ford, however, both have a strong follow ing, while Mr. Thorp is looked upon as least likely to be chosen. His advanced age, 74, would doubtless exclude him from re-election, and the Republicans of this county desire that Eau Claire retain the congressman if it once gets the honor. Were Mr. Thorp nominated and elected he would, it is urged, only regard the honor as an ornamental appendage, as he is a mill ionaire and of little experience in politics; while, at the expiration of his term, as he could not be re-elected, the other counties would, with much show of reason, demand that his successor be chosen from some other county beside Eau Claire. There is a determination among the Republicans here to make every effort to unite on some solid Eau Claire county man— Griffin, Bradford or Shaw — aud avoid rivalries if it be possi ble. DELilH_¥ TURNED oV_K, Tbe Fresideut Maid to be Distrusted With the Ex-District Attorney. Special to the Globe. i Washington, Dec. 22. Nothing has yet been done, and probably nothing will be done for some time, in the matter of District Attorney Delaney, who was sus pended from his office on the 1st of Octo ber for disobedience of the civil-service rules in prosecuting his campaign for Gen. Bragg' seat in the house. Gen. Bragg has had an understanding with the president with regard to the case, and nothing will be done until the president recovers "from his illness. Affidavits have been filed to show that Mr. Delaney was not attending to his business from June up to tiie time he was suspended, and that hia visits to the district attorney's ■ office --"were fewer and farther between than angels' visits. Col. Vilas, while he would like to help Delaney all he could, now that he is in a tight place, after having himself been somewhat severely criticised for his speech at Milwaukee in connection with the suspension of District Attorney Benton of Missouri, has found it difficult to convince the president that Delaney's case was not such a gross violation of the law as to merit the penalty inflicted. However, the president seems pretty well convinced and pretty well satisfied that Delaney's case was far worse than any sim'lar oue. He was himself a candidate for office, and de liberately neglected the duties of his official position to secure the nomination, and then engaged desperately in the campaign for election under circumstances which have very materially weakened his party in Wis consin. All this, it is reported on good authority, has very much disgusted the president with Delaney and his friends.' Sawyer as a JSrickanaker. ' Special to the Globe. Washington, Dec. 12.— Senator Sawyer is not going into the brickmaking business so much as he seems to be. Not very long ago he assisted a friend of his. who was en gaged in the brickmaking business in Alex andria, in the generous way for which the senator is noted, and financial embarrass ment having come upon the concern the senator has turned round and made himself still more generous by buying out the busi ness and giving it some of his personal attention. He goes down to Alexandria every other day, and probably with his well-known business habits the gentleman whom he is assisting will come out all right. . — Wants Indemnity. Special to the Globe. Washington, Dec. 12.— Eurchard, of Wisconsin, is present in Washington to prosecute before congress the claim of his state to indemnity for swamp lands sold by the goverement. The bill prepared to cover this question last winter only got as far as a favorable report from the house commit tee on public lands, and was not considered by either the house or senate. Col. Burchard says that he shall do the best he can to secure the passage of the bill this session, but cannot express much hope of success, because the general opinion seems to be that only the most important matters of legisla tion will be taken up, and that the appro priation bills will occupy the greater portion of the session. ■ ■ A State If • use scorched. ' , Springfield, 111.. Dec. 12.— newly erected tour-million-dollar state house caught fire early this morning and the en tire structure was soon filled with a dense black smoke. The flames were confined to one apartment, but it was feared the smoke and heat had ruined the rich frescoing throughout the building. This is denied by the custodians, who place the damage at §10,000 or less. The fire originated in a pile of painter's material that were to be re moved to-morrow. : A Tremendous Order. Cincinnati, Dec 12.,— The largest or der for an advertisement ever given to any one newspaper by any one business firm in the world, is that of a brewing company to the Illustrated News,, both of this city. This order consists of a mammoth eight page illustrated supplement, . showing all the exterior and interior views of the brew ery, and the purchase of 40.000 copies of the Illustrated News containing the illus trations. :"--,.'' A View Refinery. Franklin, Pi , Dec. 12.— The Standard Oil company decided, at a meeting held in New York, to erect a new; refinery in this city. Work will be commenced, at once. The works will be located northwest of the Eclipse works and will be larger than, the Eclipse," which employs 400 men. Work will be pushed as fast as possible.