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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
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
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
The county court room will be 18x24,
with a consul lat:on room connected.
The county collector's office wiil be
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
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.
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.
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.
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
, 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.
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.
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.
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-
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;
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.
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.
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
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.
City, Dec. 6. Charles O'Berr
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.
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,
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.
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.

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