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WEEKLY BAZOO. . ') VOLUME 16. SEDALIA, MO., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1884. NUMBER 31. CRIME AND CASUALTIES. A Train Near Little Rock, Ark. Gone Through by Bobbers Dynamite Sufferers. telegraph companies Are experiencing great difficulty in handling business. Train Bbbry. Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 6. At 10:30 o'clock to-night a passenger train on the Little Rock, Mississippi River & Texas railroad, coining this way, when three miles below Little Rock was stopped by Reports of Crimes, Suicides, five mked robben who slopped the twin, ' . ' took complete possesion and went through Accidents and Hangings in Different Localities. all the passengers. Conductor Rice and Expiess Messenger Honneaut were in the baggage car, the robbers opened fire as they went toward the engine, and both men were covered by revolvers. About seventy-five people were in the cars and great excitement followed. All were ordered to hold up their hands and the robbers then went to work. They broke open the express safe, J J? . nrtn 1 i Small Loss. nun. nccoraing 10 reports, got$z,uw oesiaes BObiua mats., aeu u.-iUc luw uj mc Ul fln , mnnor sm nnn "NTrk ;n.Tin,-t;oa the Cummings & KenwfB wood working were offerJ pMse " aod whn fin. ?SD?S"ncS"SS robbers disappeared auer nurridly entorcmg a promise Saw Mill Burned. AlDhena. Mich.. Dec. 6. Butterfield & Crabb's saw mill burned this morning wi:h 275 000 feet of lumber. Loss, $35,000; partly insured. will reach from $35 000 to $40,000 ; insur ance $35,000. Destroyed by lire. Mveredale, Pa., Dec. 6. Fire yesterday destroyed the principal business block of the town. Loes $15,000 ; insurance light. It is thought the fire is incendiary. Arrested Aain. Richmond, Dec. 6. "WilUam R. Smith, late first clerk in the auditor's office, ac quitted several times upon trial for enibez- after December 12 all work of piessers and irom the passengers not to leave the tram for ten minutes. A strong posse raised by the detectives have gone in pursuit. The train arrived in Little Reck at 11:30 o'clock. Wheeling Notes. Wheeling, Dec. 6. Notices were posted to-day in the five flent glass manufactories at Belhvue, the two at Bridgeport and three at Martins Ferry, to the effect that PETTIS COUNTY'S NEW COURT HOUSE. The above cnt is a facsimile of Pettis i county's new c:urt house, the first str-ry of which is now about com pleted. As will be seen by the above, the building is of the latest slyla of French architecture, and when completed, will be one of the finest public buildings in the state. The dimensions are 199x 135 feet; heigh i, 164 to top of dome. The dome.is 30 feet square at the bottom and 108 feet high to the center of the clock dials, of which thertj will be one on e .ch f the four sides. The dome ib to besapport ed by masonry from the ground to the en tire top and open in the interior to a height of 100 feet, which is retched 07 a stairway, and from which an -excellent view ot the rity can be obtained. Trie fac ing stone usd in 1 he construcdon of th building is from ihe Warreusburg quarries, and will be backed up with brick walls. There will be a two story p.riico on ihe Ohio and Lamine street sides, and a one story portico on the Fonrth n Fifth street sides, with Corinthian columns and carved capitol? of stone. On the first floor of the building will be a hall running east and west and north aud south twelve feet wide The floor will be laid in marble tile The county clerk's office will consists of a business office 22x38, with a work room 14x16. The county court room will be 18x24, with a consul lat:on room connected. The county collector's office wiil be 16x24. The recorder's office will be 22x38, and a work room 14x16, with a vault for re cords, 18x24. The treasurer's office will be 16x24J. The circuit clerk's office will l the same size as the recordei's, with a vault of sim ilar construcion. zlemeut, was arrested lo-nigbt on the charge of stealing state funds. With Pistols. Kansas Citv. Dec. 6. The Times' Wel lington, Kas., special sajs: William Ed wards nd John Wilson had an encounter with pistols on the "street this evening. The probate court room will be 22x30; Several shots were fired and Wilson mor- definitely. - - - - '1.11 J 1 TT I 1 1 ..U . I A mrmt finishers would be paid for by the piece. and at the Pittsburg rates. This amounts to a reduction of from twenty-five to seventy-five ceuts per 600 pieces of ware. lhe manutuclurers sbv that it the terms proposed to-d:iy are not accepted by Dec ember 12th the bars will be drawn in all the furnaces and work suspended in- iudsre's room. 14x15. Ihe hfcM'ssor's and surveyor's offices will each be 12x24. On this floor will be located the water closets, etc. tally wounded. time. Farm HoBse Bnrucd. Centralia, Pa., Dec. 6. The farm house The height of the first story will by 16 f Wm. Mayer at Mill Grove, burned last tones & 1 rr n xicw n 1 1 - nil 1 1 i n 1 11 i -c r fret from floor to floor. On the second floor will be located two court rooms. One will be 46x50, and will hnve adjoioing it petit and grand jury rooms, attorney' consultation aud retiring rooms aud ju Jgs rooms. The other court room wiil be 56x90, aud will have adjoining it consultation rooms lor judgis vnd attorneys The Sufferers. Dover. N. H., Dec 6. At 10 o'clock this morning all of the seven persons injured bv the exDlosion at Stafford on Thursday The heightb of the ceiling for the largest evening were still alive with the exception court room is 24 feet and ol the smaller 14 of Miss Greenfield. However, all are in a feet, firhieal condition, narticularlv Tavlor Btr The-entire building will be heated with jy, Joseph May and Ella Ready. George steam ana tr.e ventilation win oe periecu The doors and window casings are of iron He survived but a short A meeting of the district union of glass- workers, representing the factories of East ern Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky was held here this evening and resolved to resist the proposed reduction in the fac- of BeJIaire, Martin's Ferry and Bridgeport. Assurances were received from the union of all parts of the country that assistance will be afiorded the men in remaining out against the reduction. No strike or lockout is expected in this city as the lactorie here refused to go into the movement for a reduction. night. Loss, $6,000: no insurance. Two children were probably fatally burned. Three one-thousand dollar government bonds were destroyed. Editor Caned, Wichita, Kansas, Dec. 6. Committees from the republican clubs of the four wards of this city, t'-ok possession of the editor of the Daily Eagle 'i sanctum, while Col. with iron shutters and double iron doors. Tnu plans aod specifications were gotten up by J. G Cairns, a St. Louis architect, looks as if May will be the first to succumb. and the structure is being erected under the The doctors say the sufferings of the in- supervision of Samuel Stahl, the well- jured are terrible. known builder of 'his city. The work is Young, who, last night, was thought to be "W"1 "T.1"- re dying is slightly easier this morning. Ste- F1 3CU r.eiu.rm3!a UH n return phen Young and his daughter, Alary Anne, , vu- Ire in the same condition as last night. It ?ore. Woodman, or he First Arkansas al- ley oanK, ior nimseu ana in recognition ot the services of the E'gle during the cam- being doue bv W. B Larkworthy, of Quincy, III., a contractor of manyye.rs ex p-nencc in ihe erection 01 such stiucttires When completed the building will indted be a beauty ami will loug stand as a mdau men! to the eney aud zeal of the present Pettis county court, Judges Gentry, Perdue asid i avlor. BAZOO SPECIAL. Fatally Injured. Jefferson Ci-y, Dec 6. Special A 16 year old boy named Geo. Siear was wi over by a freight tram here this evening and received injuries which are believed to be f ital. One leg was crushed above the knee and t' f ether laly curt aud intrrnnl injune- wf re r-ceived. lie was not an employe of the railroad but wus iu the habit of climbing ru freight trains. Burglars Arraigned. Jeffarsou Cilv, Dec. 6 .Special. The four tramps, Wm. Deshard, Thomas Cou nors, Harry Mangus and Ttios. Sift, who broke opeu and burglarized a cjr of mer chandise on the Missouri Pacific road last week, were arraiened in the circuit com t here to-day, and upon clans were summoned. wks utilized after which applied and il is now thought his life will be. saved. Quite Familiar. Clinton, Mo. Dec. 6. .Special. Fri day nighi a tramp entered the residence of Mrs. W. T. Wickvrshass of this city, went to the kitchen, built a fire in the cook stove, and proceeded to get some breakfast and injke himself at home generally. The noise made by the man awakened the lady Cold Blooded Murder. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 6. The body of John Harrington, an Irish laborer, was discovered in an unoccupied store on Main street, near the river to-day. He was lying as he had fallen, with his knees bent as if he had been kneelina before he received his death blow, with his binds clasped as if in prayer. His hair was dabbled with the .fv stoujacu pump 1 uioou, wuicu ineivicu iu u iuiii aireuui liuui 1 saJvanic battery I a small hole in the back of the head. About the midale 01 his forehead was an other wound which had crushed in the bone. This wound of itself would have caused his death. From appearance he ueen dead tor several nours. Jtie was struck with a piece of iron. There is clue to the murderer. no Kaginff Fire. west jk ana oipn, vt,iJec. o. Jine .large firp that is rawinor h-rH oripmateri in Liam- of the houi-e, r.nd she interviewed the gen- sons furniture store, which was destroyed ueman witn a "gun." xneirarap Deal a mupiUr with Mm. nhndwink-'c hnncp hasty retreat. The towu this class 01 nuisances. is overrun with jSL Dead Millionaire. Wellsboro, Pa., Dec. 6- Joel Parkhurst a millionaire and li e wealthiest mau of entering a plea 01 this nurt of Pennsvivauia. died to-dav guilty were each sentenced to the penilen- Elkland ased 85. tiary for a term of five years. There will ' " be fifty-fire convicis dischaiged from the J Pugilistic Punchers. r J Pittsburg. P., Dec 6. Nicholas Foley Gone Home to Die St Joseph, Mo., Dec. 6. Special. - W G. Winscott, the bigamist lorger, who at tempted suicide Wednesday night by slash ing himself with a razor, and who is pro nounced to be in. a dying condition by the county physician, was released from jail to night on a. rominal bond, that he might be taken home by wife No. 1, to die. He can't live more than a day or t .vo at the best. , and John Millzug, local pusilis s, irdulued ! in a vicious prize fight near McKes Rocks, ; last evening. Buth men ver so bruiiy pun- j ished lhat at the end of the fourlh round the battle was declared a draw. Mann's, Thomas Draper's and Mitchell's stores and the Uoltaee notel and several other dwelling houses. The flames are un checked. Other buildings are in danger. I.ATER. The fire is fully under control. It burned a whole square from and including the Cottage hotel, to Merchants row. The large brick block of somewhat damaged. Total lo?s on build ingy, ;50.000; insured. The stocks ol joods were removed in a damaged state. paign, presented the editor also with a fine gold headed cane, appropriately engraved, whereupon a number of enthusiastic speeches and responses were made in honor of the event. A hundred or more of the leading republicans of the city were present and participated. Failed. B'yCity, Mich., Dec. 6. F. A. Maron- tnte. dry goods merchant of this city. failed this mornfng. Liabilities, $35,000: rn nnf assets, c-zojuuu. Shut; Down. Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 6.The Mer chant mills at Bay view were shut down to night m consequence ol over production 1 a. f J m ! . ... auu want oi oraers. j.ne enure rouinw mill property at Bayview is now idle and win so remain until business will warrant a resumption. One thousand four hund red men are made idle by the shut down. Assigned. Mechanicsburg, O., Dec. 6. John C. Baker and J. N. Shhul, leading business men, have assigned in cons?quecce of their endorsements lor the Mechamcsburs Ma chine company, which has assigned with liabilities probably reacmng $150,000 and nominal assets $100,000. nit all were insured. Firo at Lewis Station. Lewis Station, Mo., Dec. 6. Special. About 2 o'clotk this morning. Mr. Wil liam Lewis was awakened by a roaring noise. He sprang from his bed to discover the cause of lhe racket, and was greatly as tonished to discover that his dwelling was ou fire. Hastily arousing his family, they managed to escape from the building, aiicl then the work of savimj the furniture wsis begun by Mr. Lewis and Lis brother, Gas ton. The flames spread rapidly, aud only the furni'ure of the front rooms was saved. The building was entirely consumed. There was no insurance on it acd the whole is an .ntire loss. Gaston Lewis lost $80 in cash. The fire originated from the kitchen stove, and was well under wav when discovered. Silverman Attempts Suicide. St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 6. Special. Louis Silverman, the Hebrew merchant, who stands cha:ged with rape and was yesterday admitted to bail in $2,000, at tempted suicide this afternoon by the mor phine route, swallowing twenty-five grains. Since the matter has gained publicity Sil verman a, d his wife have had numerous spats and his business is almost ruined. These facts caused Silverman to grow dis- ondent, hence the attempt on his life, leaving the store at 11 a. m. he proceeded to nis room where he All Quiet. NcwYork, Dec, 6. B. W. Mafles, editor of the Norwalk, Conn., Hour telegraphs, the Associated Press tha the sensttional stones in reghra to rn-t.us proceeding? of striking hatters at that place are entirely untrue, .every tiling is peaceiui ana no fotce is being used by the strikers. Clay Center's Kailroad. Clay Center, Kas., Dec. 6. A branch of the Union Pacific railway was opened lo Bilvule, the county seat of Repuolic coun iy, yesieruay. a. tram load ot excursion- Murdered His Mother. Hamilton, Ohio, Dec. 6. Geo. Snyder, a farmer, aged forty, living nearDarrtown, J pool. fifteen miles away, was put m iatl here shortlv after midnight, charged with the murder of his mother, Catherine Snyder, aged seventy hve, wno Jias been missing from her home m this city four weeks Mrs. Snvder held a mortgage on her son's farm and went four weeks ago to collect the interest. He paid her $125. His story is, that he started with her the next day to the railroad station, when two oers demanded her money, and upon wiFtie! I 1 1 1 or rt or nnn m OflQ n t m rtrnmioa under the penalty of debtb, to say nothing He said they buried her. The New Paper Material. San Francisco. Dec 6. A statement wa Debos & Gay was published this evening that the London lelegrjiph bad purchased a large tract of land in the Mohave desert, for the purnose of using the yucca plant, which grows on it, for the macufucture of paper. The plant will be ground into pulp at a point on the Colorado river, and shipped by rail to New Urieans. thence by sea to Liver- WASHINGTON. An Immense Crowd Witnesses the Laying of the Cap Stone of Washington Monument. Official Reports -Gov. Critten den Leaves for New York City Notes, Etc; LOST DOCUMENTS. Washington, Dec. 6. The engrossed copy of the regular naval appropriation bill of last session, together with the ac companying papers which embody the Ben ate amendments to the house bill, have been mislaid and a search of three dajB has not served to find any trace of ihem. They were in hands of the conferee when last heard from at the end of the wssion. These papers are desired now by the sen ate committee on appropriations as a basis for the proposed action in framing a substi tute for the bill passed by the house early this week, providing to lump the sum for the support of the navy during the last six months of the present year. A printed copy of the lost papers is obtainable and a reso- i j x :j i. miion may oe nasseu to i-uusiuer ju. u official copy should the engrossed papers not be found. mokey's Mapleson Won't Pay. iiew York, Dec. 6.- Ida Keicette. a member of Mapleson's Opera troupe, brought suit against him, and obtained an attachment against, his property to the amount of $1,600, due her for salary. To day the argument was heard in the su preme court in the case of Bank of the rob- Metropolis against Mapleson for $15,000, her which the back claims Mapleson won't pay. ahmit it FT snin fhdv hnrtpn hpr isiouviuiuaiiiui vioivcu ima , uuu body was disinterred and lound in ner mey were nospttaoiy received ny UlayUen- liLoc Tu ennmuitmn ?e W ici auu ru;cuaiucu wim luumu auu upeecu- t,jlecl her iu lllS OWn hoOSC es, and tnen sbown tne active ieatures ot the place. Belvilie is a town of i,500 and is proud of its first raihoad. Dividend Declared. 2$ew York, Dec. 6. The report of the New York Central jRailroad company de clared a quarterly d vid-.nd of 1 per cent, is confirmed by the highest authority. The managers of all roads leading out of New York westward to-dav agreed to limit all An III Wind. Pittsburg. Dec. 6. A terrific wind and rain storm passed over Western Pennsylva nia at six o'clock this evening, and al though it lasted but five minutes, great damage was done to property. In this city, telegraph wires, swinging signs, chim neys, etc., suffered severely. One sign four feet wide and covering the entire top of a w,-4 tj. mw.xI I. .AIll V r- .V wwjiv.iuu lu-uac au.eu w limn an buKintss House on evenui avenue was remced fare tickets tj one continuous trip f.:iTr!d iv falling on a woman named jl litu auu lici mu tuiiuicu, n j.ijicj oi.v, auu Free Library Opened. New SYork, Dec. ,6. A branch of the New York free circulating library erected and supplied with 10,000 volumes, both English and German, by Hon. Oswald Ot tendorfor, editor of the Slatts Zeitung. in honor of his deceased wife, was formally opened to-day at 135 Second avenue. swallowed the drusr era! Grier savs he will nav all creditors nf two hours later. He was not discovered ( Grier Bros., one hundred cents oh the dol nntil 3-30 p. m., when half a dozen physi-1 lar. .1 to the destination on the train upon which the ournpy was begun. A New Firm. . St, Louis, Mo., Dc. 6. Grier Bros., who failed two or three weeks ago will resume! fatally injured. There were rumors of ac- business Mond v next under the name of i cidents in other parts of this city and Al- the Grier Commission company, with a cash leygheny. but nothing definite is yet re- - a i t - ftrtnn fin i l i a . n t capusi. oi ijgu,uuu. xne new ousmess win have no connection with the old, but Gen- Uertie, three years old, wno accom panied her. The boy was killed instantly 3nd the mother and little girl were seriously, but it is thought are not ceived. At Greensburg, Westmorland county, lhe roof of the court house was Will Not Commute. Columbus, O., Dec 6. Gov. Hoadlev to day refused to commute the sentence of John B. Hoffman, sentenced to be hanged at Circinnati, December 16. A reprieve had been granlei from October 24th. Woman's Suffrage. New York, Dec. 6. The Woman's Suf frage party have sent Marquis Salisbury a letter of warm thanks to the conservative party of England for their friendly attitude on the suffrage question. Promoted. City, Dec. 6. Charles O'Berr Kansas assistant passenger agent of the Alton rafl- carritd off, but no one injured. No reports road in this city, has been appointed east of damage received from other towns. The ern passenger agent of that road, with wires are down jin ail directions ana tne J neaoqu3riers in xiew xoric ciiy. IKFOBMATION. Renresentative Morer has informed the house committee on postoffices and post roads that he has received information from the senate which leads him to believe that if the house passes the bill to secure cheaDer telegraphic correspondences the senate will accept it 88 a substitute for the postal telegraph bill now pending before it. The house commiitee on education in 8liucled Ketresentative Willis to call up the educational bill as soon as possible and move to substitute for it the Blair bill, which passed the senate and is now on the speaker's table. cbittendmn's trip. The Star says: The visit of Governor Critenden, of Missouri, to Washington a few days ago, and his statement that he in tended to go to New York, were taken to mean that he desired a cabinet position under the new administration. Governor Crittenden, however, told friends here whnt he wanted. United States District Judge Krekel, of the western district of Missouri, will soon be seventy years of age, aud Gov ernor Crittenden wants to succeed him on the bench in case he retires, as Judge Kre kel lives iu Jefferson City. It is supposed by some that Governor Crittenden has as certained from him that he intends to avail himself of the privilege of retiring from the bench. brettster's opinion. Attorney General Brewster rendered an opinion sustainirg tne position laKen oy Acting Secretary of the Treasury Coon last summer, tnai n was niegai 10 approve oi plans for public buildings where the ex penditure is greater than the limit fixed by congress, was clearly contemplated and which would be necessary to complete the building. The decision applies to the pro posed public buildings at Minneapolis, Leavenworth and Dodge City, FOR THE EXPOSITION. lhe bydrograpnic omce bas prepared for the exhibiiun at the New Orleans ex position, a chart of architect of the regions from Baffins bay to the Lincoln se8, show ing the most recent discoveries, including those of the polar expedition, Naris expe dition, and the Lady Franklin bay expedi tion, under Lieutenant ureely. WASHINGTON MONUMENT. The long expected completion of the WW 1 1 t YYasninglon monumerr ooensK was ac complished this afternoon by setting in place the marble cap stone and its pyra midal apex of aluminum. lhe cere monies were few and simple, an elaborate celebration of the event being reserved for Washington's birthday, shortly after two o'clock Col. ihomas L. Casey, government engineer in charge, and his assistants, Captain Davis, of the United States army, and 5ernard .k. ureen, civil engineer, together with Master Mechanic McLaugh lin, and several workmen standing on a narrow platform built around ths marble roof near the summit, proceeded to set the cap stone, (weighing 4,300 ponnds) which was suspended fiom a quad roped of heavy joists, supported by a platform and tower- ioet forty feet above them. As soon as the cap stone was set the American flag was unlurled overhead and a saluje or twenty- one guns was nrea oy a nailery in the white house lot far below. The sound of cheers also came up faintly from the crowd of spectators gathered around the base of the monument, while a number of invited guests on the platform in the in terior ot the monument spontaneously struck up the "Star Spanjjed Banner" and ether patriotic songs, lhe steady down pour of rain had given p'ace a little while previous to a brisk gale of wind, at this ele vation, blowing about fifty-five miles an hour ard very few invited guests cared to avail themselves of the privilege of climb ing the nearly perpendicular ladder from a 500 feet platform to the dizzy height of 533 feet, from which three or four journal ists and a half dozen other adventurers climed up and witnessed the setting of the cap stone, aud 'subsequently ascended to the pinnacle. Meanwhile the Washington Monument society, represented by Joseph M. Toner, Hon Horatio King, Gen. Wm. McKee, chairman, Dr. Daniel B. Clark and P. S. Harvey, secretary, held a meeting on the elevated platform and when the artillery ceased firing, an uoumed the setling of the capstone. Resolutions were offered by Gen. Dunn, congratulating the American people on the completion of this enduring monument of our nation's gratitude to the "father of his country." Among those present to-day at the completion of the structure was one of the masier mechanics who laid the corner stone of this monument more than tbirty six years ago, and an old man of the mon ument who had been continuously employ ed iu that capacity during nearly the whole intervening period. The flag over the mon nment floated to-day from the flag staff, the top of which is exactly 600 feet from the ground, thus displaying the American colors at the greatest height of constructon ever yet known in the world. The monument itself, with its height of 550 feet, is far over the tops of every other structure of human hands. The aluminim apex of the monument is engraved with in scriptions as follows: On one face "Chief engineer and architect, Thos. Lin coln Casey ; colonel of the corps of engi neer's assistants Geo. W. Davis,of the Four teenth United States infantry ; Bernard IL Green, civil engineer ; master mechanic, P H. McLaughlin." On another, "The cor ner stone w?s laid on the foundation July 4th, 184S; the first stone at the height of 152 feet wa? lnid August 7ih, 1880 ; cap stone set December 6th, 1884." On the third, 'Joint commission at the setting of the cap stone, Chester A. Arthur, W. W. Corcoran, chairman, M. E. Bell, Edward Clirk and John Newton ; act of August 2nd, 1876 ;" and on the fourth face the words, "Lans Deo." Believed to be Safe. Toledo, Dec. 6. The Eaymer, Seagraves & Co. failure is still a topic of much dis cussion, and many conflicting rumors are in circulation. The firm is preparing a detailed statement of assets and liabilities which will rot be ready for several days. The firm claims not to have guaranteed the loans made by them, but has come into possession of large blocks of real estate whih, under the long continued business depression, now rates much lower than il real value, so that while ample secmrity, when the application is made, is now in sufficient if forced on the market. The business public here agree that the firm did a safe business in taking no extra risks, and tbe opinion is expressed that if mat ters can be so crranged as to avoid forced sales of the firm's holdings, the assets will be ample to cover all liabilities. They controlled one of the principal lines of street railway in the city and a large cot ton mill at North Toledo. Remains the Same. South Norfolk, Ccnn , Dec. 6. With the striking hatters the situation to-day re mains unchanged. The leaders disclaim that the men are bent on any breach of the peace and will participate in none if possible to avoid it although they seem disposed if possible to prevent any hands from outside towns taking their places. Sheriff Schwartz expresses himself confi dent of maintaining order without the ne cessity of calling on the troops, as has been reported would be done. General Smith of the National Guards aud Col. Watson cT the fourth regiment have received no ap prehensions that the militia will be called out, and fear no trouble that will necessi tate such action. It is reported that Gov ernor Waller will'visit the scene of disturb ance fduring the day. The lEtteets are full of the men and crowds of them are watch ing the trains fcr outside workmen, but as a general thing the men are quiet and or derly up lo this writing. Plenary- Coaaeil. Baltimore, Maryland, December 6. 1884. Iu the closing secret sessions of the plenary council to-day, the principal busi ness was tne completion or the pastoral letter, which will be read in all the churches of lhe United States two weeks hence. To-morrow the last solemn public session will bs held. The weather permit ting, there will be a procession, but the weather to-night is unpromising. High mass will be celebrated at the cathedral by Bishop Corrhan. Bishop Kiordan, of 8an Francisco, wilt preach on "perpetuity of the church." Eev. Edward Bremen, aged 65, pastor of Ihe church at Cumberland, MdM was found dead in bed to-day at the residence of Vicar General Mct'olgan. He died of heart disease. Bishop Kiordan being confined to his room to-night by an aitack of neuralgia, the sermon closing the council will be preached by Bishop Spaulding. Manager Sorios's Benefit St. Louis, Dec. 6. The benefit to Mana ger John W. Norton at the Olympic thea tre to night was the most brilliant and notable event that has occured here for a long time. The house was literally pack ed with the best people of the city and much genuine sympathy was man ifested for the beneficiary. The periormance opened with the act was followed by an act from Miss Mnlton, by Clara Morris. General Sherman as master of ceremonies, then made an address to Mr. Norton, to which he appropriately replied. Some beautiful floral offering were then made to Mrs. Norton, by the;Knights of St. Patrick, and other friends. The regular program was then taken up again and Joseph Murphy, wi'h Kerry, Gow and a number of vocalists and specialists prolonged the performance till wav past midnight, lhe net proceeds of the benefit was between $7,000 and $8,000. Bell Telephone Company. Boston, Dec. 6. The directors of the Bell Telephone company have voted a pe tition to the legislature for authority to in crease the capital from $10,000000 to $20,- uuu.uvu, street gossip is mat in tne event of the authority being granted, new stock will be issued at the rate of 11,000,000 per annum, at par. The company expects to have wires between Boston and New -York opened to lease by July, 1885. A Fabrication. New York, Dec 6. The statement tele graphed west from here that fictitious rates were being made by the oouth Shore dis patch over the Erie railroad from Peoria, to Buffalo is denied by General Freight Agent Edward Foley of the Erie. There is not one word of truth m it, says Foley. The South Shore dispatch does not touch Buffalo. This is a shippers rumor trying o cause a break in rates. Belief Arrested. Columbus, Dec. 6. ANelsonville special says relief for the destitute miners is now coming from quarters wholly unlooked for. The cowboys oi Texas sent $150 to the cen- ral relief committee. Frank West and Phillip Smith have been arre9ted for as sault with intent to kill George Barnecut, one ol tne old. miners wno went to wors against instructions. All isfteported quiet.