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VOLUME 16. SEDALXA, MO-5 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1884.. NUMBER 34:. Y. M. C. A. A Noble Institution in Ele- and Handsome Quarters. gant An Association Bids Fair to Outstrip All Obhers in Usefulness. An Undertaking Which Appeals to the Pride of Every Sedalian. A reporter of the people's paper at the quarters of the Young Men's called Chris tian association vesterday, to learn what progress is bring made toward their com pletion. He was cordially met by Mr. Ferguson, the gentlemanly secretary, who cheerfully gave him all information. In the private meeting room of the association a number of hands were busy laying a beautiful carpet, while in the reading-room the beautiful inlaid lioor gliste ed with an oily brightness, surpassed the finest and best covering. Several hand some book cases have been placed in poai tiGn and are already well filled, quite a numb t of the volumes being donations and Christmas gifts. Among the latter the most important were those of L. Max on and T. L. Shue, consisting of twelve" vol umes of temperance stories, a handsome copy of court and cross and a fifteen vol ume copy of Chambers Universal Knowl edge. Mr. Ferguson stated that the rooms, in cluding the library, would be formally thrown opn to the public to-morrow, at which time it had been the intention of the society to give an entertainment and for mal reception, but that owing to the ab sence of leading members and the unfavor able weather, that feature had been indefi nitely postponed. THE LOAN EXHIBITION closed yesterday and the exhibits will be removed Monday, and the regular business of the association will proceed. It it their intention to furnish the hand somest public library and fr e reading room in the west. Mr. Ferguson stated that be ginning on Monday, the asso ciation would receiye regularly some twenty-five weekly papers and ten daily papers, including S:. L mis, Chicago, Kau sasCitNew York and Cincinnati publi cations. Also a nuaiber cf the leadiug magazines and periodicals of the country. The Stdilia dailies Have generously donat ed one copy each to the association fo wnicn jvir. r.saia mey desired to return their acknowledgements. Passing from the front rooms through the office at the west fnd of tlie hall, the reporter was ushered info a 1 srge ana handsome apart ment, IbxltJo 1 et in space. This room also I 1 .:r 1 . t r uas k ueaumm caipsi,- is elegantly iur-,l .aekin nisneo, iigntto ana iieaiea, and adjoins the mam nan or auaitoriuin. mis, said JUr. Ferguson, "is the general reception and PUBLIC HEADING BOOM, and will always be open to all comers. It has been proposed to have the association take charge of the public school library ol tne city public schools, and should they do so it will be placed in this room, to gcther with a large number of other book cases and publications, while the tables will always be supplied with latest works of a general character and dominoes, checkers and writing material lor passing away the time where 1- ,. T-w innocent relaxation is sougnt. Jfasiing tnrougn a at or on tne soutn one is admit ted to the main hnll or AUDITORIUM. lhis room is capable of seatirg some two hundred persons ard is well seated, furn ished, lighted and ventilated, and is really one ol the handsomest. halls in the city, Here is is proposed to hold their large public meetings, lectures and religious ser prices. All in all one is amazed at the pirties 'Mr. Ivers was taken back into the r . t .1 - . a . service or tne company, ims time as rouw agent. This position he held until a few years ago, rchen he resigned and accepted the agency of the company at Atchison, Kas., where he remained until about one year ago, when owing to ill health, h- re signed and moved to Kansas City. He was aboit 45 years of age, and during his twenty-eight years of service in the employ of the company, he had made the acqaint ance of nearly all the express men in the west, among whom he w.as a favorite. The causi of his death was hemorrage of the bowels. HU son, Edward J. Ivers, who died about four months ao, w.s raised in this city, and was employed in the office of the company of which his father was ioute agent. At the time of his death he was cashier in the company's office at Kansas Citv. Shot by an Officers. Buckner, Mo., Dec. 20 Special. This morning Wm. Akers, a farmer, residing near Independence, came to this place and got. intoxicated. Entering Pryer's drug store, he raised a disturbance, which a young son of Pryor att?mped to quet, when Akers grew very abusive and drew a knife on the young man. Marshal Noah Vests henring the difficulty, entered the store, and, seeing Akers with a knife, or dered him to drop it and throw up his hand-. Instead, however, of complying. Akers advanced toward the marshal in a hostile manner, who, after the third warn ing, fired upon him, the ball inflicting a fatal wound, from which Akers died in about eight hours. The coroner to-night summoned a jury which returned a verdict to tbetfiect that Akers diel from a gun shot wound-inflicted at the hands of Noah Vest, while in the discharge ot his duty as an officer of the law. Akers was- a man of about 22 years of age, 3nd of a respectable family. He was .a good and industrious citizen when sober, but a perfect demon when intoxicated. Waller Young for Senator. St Joseph, Mo , Dec. 26. Special. A petition was circulated to-day, calling upon Hon. Waller Young to make the race for state senator from the Second district, to fill the vacancy cccasioned by the resient tion of Senator R T. Davis. Young has signified a willingness to accept, and will receive a unanimous vo'e, as ihe republi cans will make no nomination. CRIME AND CASUALTIES Livery Stables Burned. West Bend, Wis., Dec. 27. Fire at an early hour this morning destroyed Willijr & Karns' livery stable and the larre hotel, Earn, of Chas. Wolf, adjoining, involving a loss of about SS.OOO, insured for about half. All the hortes were saved, but the carriages, cutlers, harness &c, were nearly all lost. At one time it was thought the business portion of the town would be de stroyed, as a high wind prevailed, and the meagre efforts of the fire department had but little effect on the flames. An ap peal for assistance was made to Milwaukee but the fire was brought under control just as the engines were about to start from that citv and die order for them countermand ed." Threw Them in the River. Ealeieh, N. CL, Die, 27. Charles Smith acd Henry Davis, negroes, robbed the store of Barnes & Henton, near Clayton. The men were ordered by the court to Smith field jail Wednesday morning. Thursday night they were kept at Clayton in charge ol two guards. Just . before daylight a party of men prevented revolvers ana de manded the prisoners. They were surren dered. They were placed on horses and brought to the Kevoe river, three miles1 distance, and there, according to the testi mony of witnesses, the men were bound, hand cuffed and thrown in the river. Their bodies have not been recovered. FINANCE. NEW YORK NOTES. An Unusual Number of Fac- Statements of R9scu9d Offi tbries, Banks and Other Industries Close. A Report of the Lumbar Man ufactured at Saginaw, Michigan. NeWs from All Over the Coun try Concerning Strikes and Reductions. Too Much Bug Juice. St. Jo eph, Dec. 26. Special. Gus Smith, a sporting man, and Geo. Duncan, a traveling salesman, had a difficulty in the P.icific houe bar 1 si night, when sp ttoor.s and glasses played a prominent part. Smith has a jaw and nose broken, while Duncan will pr jbably loose one eye. No arrests. THE WEATHER BULLETIN. Suffering from the Gold. Valparaiso via Galveston. The mineral. New York, Dec. 27. The funeral of the children who lost their lives by fire at the Brooklyn asylnm took place to-day. The charred remains of Iwenty-one bodies were placed in their coffins and taken to the church of our Lady Victoria, where they were placed in the miin aisle of the edifice and the altar decorated in mourning. The church was crowded. Bev. Father Maho- ney celebrated solemn mass, assisted by Ker. Fathers Creighton and Erosnan. The remains were interred in the cemetery of Holy Cross. Dynamite Explosion. Toronto. Oof., Dec 27. Word was re ceived here of a terrible accident on the North railway extension Near Brace Bridge two or three days ago. The fore man of a gang of rock men, was er.g iged in running dovn dynamite in a drill hole, wheu it exploded, throwing him clear ovtr a derrick, killing h:m instantly. His body ws blown to pieces. Three others we.t terribly injured, and ore now lying in temporary hospital at Brace Bridge, Doyle Fails. New Orleans, Dec. 27. J. Doyle, general merchandise, Columbus, Miss , assigned. No statment. The creditors are princi pally of New Yoik. Assigned. Chicago, Dec 27. Hand M. Newbnrger, furniture dealer, closed to-day on a num ber of judgments entered by confession. Liabilities, $30,000; assets about the same. Failure. New York, Dec 27. B. K. Bliss & Son, dealers in seeds and agricul:ttral imple ment, made an assignment with preferences of $37,000. Lumber Dealers Assign. Providence, Dec 27. The Providence Lumber company, Jese BurJett, treisurer, made an assignment this afternoon. Schedule Filed. New York, Dec 27. The schedule of Messrs. IJpdyke & Co.,, tiled by Wm Feet, assignee, show the debts to be $295, 000 ; ncminal assets, $563,000; actual as sets, $256,000. Car Driver's Strike. New Orleans, Dec. 27. The cir drivers struck to-day and to night there is not a line of street cars in operation in the city. except on Dumaine street and one or two Other down town lint s. cers of the Steamers Chat tahoochee and Alert. JNews liorn tordelisa states snow has fallen l-itely, and hauds have arrived here from sheittr. Dec. 27 that much 1,000 farm Las Conda, In St. Louis. St. Louis, Dec. 27. A heavy sleet storm set in here early this morning and lasted most of the day, doing great damage to trees, shrubbery and breaking telegraphic connections in all directions. Over fifty wires were ice laden nearly all day and refused to work. The sto-m extend ed to all points of the compass, but owing to the broken connec tions otall the lines the damage cannot be ascertiined. The weather moderated this afternoon and the rain has ceased. The streets were aflo it with slush. The pave ments were coated with ice making pedes tranism difficult and dangerous, but the indications to-night are that the weather will be clear and become much warmer. Navigation is still closed here but the present soft weather gives the insurance that the ice gorges will soon give way and give us an open river to Cairo and below. In Ohicasro. Chicago. Dec. -27. The day has been one extreme discomfort to pedestrians. In the rapid city a heavy sleet began falling early this f .1 . I ? 3 .t . - progress maae Dy tne young and energetic morning ana continued witnout mterrup association so rtcently made one or the in- "on until mis aiternoon, and covered ev stitutions of bedalia. But whose influence for good has already made itself so widelv and bereficially felt. Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon the officials and members of the association for their effec tive zeal and every one who feels an inter est in the advancement of morality, culture erythmg with ice. Under this load the business of the telegraph company was conducted with more than usual difficulty. Communication with all the principal points was maintained, i however. Toward evening rain began to fall which added to the general discom- and refinement of a high order or a pride J fiture, converting the snow into slush and in Sedalia institutions and progress should making all kinds of street locomotion haz- encourage them with everv moral and ma- ardous and disagreeable. There is a similar terial aid at their command. condition of annirs throughout the entire west. The trains are nearlv all running behind time, the condition of rails making a high rate of speed impossible In this city considerable damage has been re ported. The leaking and collapsing of rooofs, caused by the unusually hfavy Death of an Old Sedalian. Mr. Kichard Ivers, one of the oldest ex pressmrn in the west, d?ed at his home, 216 West Seventh street, Kansas City, Christ mas day. The funeral took place vesterdav loads nf a t rfiin rrn omW u rr I wwi I v n Am i J I t i anvrxuiruu auu jiiigci auwiucu. caned upon t i carrv. os this city, where he was emploved bv In Wyomincr. the United States Express company in Cheyenne, Dec 27. Severe and protract several capacities. He first trip to this ed storms have prevailed in the the north city was made m 18oo, he being at that western and remote portions Wyoming in time id tne empjoy oi tne mcnaroson jfc,x- "ie past, two weeKS and western ranges press company, un July i, lSov, the com- nave experienced spells ot severe weather, pany sold out Jo the United States compa- with mercury 10 and 12 degrees below zero 3 r T . e i 11 i 1 1 r ; i ... . .... ' ut anu jur.jLvere iransierreo nis services out now tne iau js comparitiveiy light and to that company, taking a run between no damage is done at Fort Larime. At Fort Jenerson Citv and Kansas City. In 1866. McHenry, in the northwest part, the weath vruiic uu nit, iuu, xie was : rooueu,near j-iittie ior neariy iwo weess nas oeen very Kaneas Citv Conflagration. Krnsas City, Mo., Dec . 27. North, Oxnson & Cos furniture store, of tnis city, was destroyed by fire this morning, and the adjoiumg building, occup.ed by Well Bros., dealers in Gentlemen's furnishn goods, was badJy scorched and damaged bv water. The total io's will esceed $100,000. Both buildings were o?iied bv W. C.Lobea slein and insured for $22,000. Insurance on stock, $72,000. The loss by water is yet unknown. Died From His Wounds. Aeeoah. Wis.. Dec. 27. J. H. McCar- thtr, attorney of Winntbago county, who was shot by Paul bteine, Monday evening, died this afternoon. Steine gives as a reason lor the shcoting, that McCariher had been getting money out of him for legal advice until he had his farm. Steine is in jail. Train Robbers. Ottawa; Dec. 27. Information of further robbery of the mails along the Rocky Mountain division of the Canadian Pacific railway has been received by the postoffice d-partment, but particulars are not obtain able, as the government and railway com panyjlhink publication will tend to defeat their efforts to catch the robbers. A Wreck. Terre Haute, Ind., Dec. 27. The extra freight ran into another freight this morn ing four miles west of here on the Vanda- lia line The extra engine was badly dam aged and many cars of the forward train was thrown from the track, which will be blocked for several hours. Several of the train men were hurt but none killed. Baillie Captured. New Orleans, La., Dec 27. Jas. M. Bail- lie, formerly book-keeper of the American National bank, of Chicago, who absconded with $18,000 of the bank's money, was ar rested here this evening. Baillie went from Chicago to Canada, and then traveled over the states, finahy coming to New Orleans. lie awaits a requisition from Illinois. Bridge Builders Burated. St. Louis, Dec. 27. Henry S. Hopkins & Co., bridge builders, made an assignment jo-day. Assets estimated at SS5,000; lia bilities unknown. The firm is composed of Henry S. Hopkins, Wm. McCully and Wm. F. Hopkins. Bridge Company Closed. Pittsburg, Di'c 27. The Keystone bridge company closed down to-night for an indefinite period, throwing out of em ployment about six hundred men. The drm recently ordered a 10 per cent reduc tion in wages which thev refused to accept and the shut down is the result. Scalded Arrested. Chicago, Dec. 27. A man named Stem mencs. employed in one of the rendering establishments at the Union stock yards, fell into a vat of boiling grease this atter noon but was rescued after having baen burned in a horrible manner. He is still living hut cannot survive hi injuries. The police to-night arrested a man nam ed Edward, alias Ed. W. Hickory, on the incoming Michigan, train. He htd in his possession a package of fur clothing and valuable skins worth $4,000. The property was identified as the plunder of East Sani naw, Michigan. The robbsrry was com mitted on the niht of Dec. 21st. A Just Judge. Chattanooga, Dec. 27. A few days ago an obstruction was phced on the Queen- & Crescent tracks ne? r Purvis, Mississippi. A passenger train dashed into it and was ditched. The engineer was killed, several cars wrecked snd a number of passengers injured. A railroad detective traced the deed to a merchant at Purvis, Mississippi. It was ascertained that his cattle hsd been killed by the train and he had appealed for damages, and, failing to nceive any, took this means ot wreaking vengeance. His son arrested him. The populace were driven to furv over the dia bolical deed, and to-day at daybreak took him from jail and hanged him. The man confessed the deed and was exculpated. The son's name is not learned. j. vr. Catherine's statement. NewYrk, Dec 27. In the action be gin by H. M. Munsell, J. V. Catherine. master of the steamer Chattahoochee, makes the following statement. "About 2:30 p in., Die. 26:h, fifteen milei north of the winter quarter the light ship sighted three masted schconers under close reefed maine and raizzm sails, the En sian union down. I bore away for her and upset. It was reported that the ship had sprung a leak and the crew wished to be taken off. lhey said their boat was stove. I then placsd the steamer in such a poution as to shelter the schooner as much as possible and lowered, in charge of the second officer, lhe boat returned in about o' e hour, failiug to rescue any of the pchooners7 crew, because of the high sea which prevented it rrom getung alongside. me secona omcer naa rec-ivea injuries in the boat which made i: impossible for him to inke the attempt to rescue. Another boat's crw volunteered to make a second attempt and were supplied with life buoys and lines, and after several attempts sue ceeded in getting the life buoy on the schooner. The first mate of the schooner secured himself to the buov and jumped overboard acd was picked up by the life boat. The life buoys were now brcken and useless, and it was impossible to get very near the schooner on account of a severe gal 2 and high, sea and night was settling in with a rain and sleet, and increasing wind which was drift ing the ship in a shallow water. I was compelled for the sifety of my own vessel, passengers and crew, to abandon the schoon er and was forced very reluctantly to put my ship to sea The name of the ill-fated schooner was Ario Pardee. She was load ed with cement for Philadelphia, Pennsyl vania. The schooner and remainder of the crew, four in nuiubir, were probably lost." CAPT. PARK TALKS. dpi. Paik, of the ship, 'Alert, burned at sea Novemr-er 14th, arrived to-day as a passenger on the steamer Moranhon, from Para. The Alert sailed from New York Oct. 25, for Shanghai, with a cargo of 40,- 000cses ot cl and a crew ot IS persons, beiides the cap aio's wife and children. On the morning of Nov. 14th, in latitude 84 longitude 29, 10 degrees west, where the trade winds were lost and h?avy threads ;r g weather prevailed At 10 a. m. rain fell in torrents, accompanied by vivid flashes of lightning, which struck the fore royal mast, carrying if. aw.y and cut ting some of the running gear and taking a large piece out of the fore royal. The shock felled the men to the deck. At 10:30 a. m. smoke was seen coming from the fore-hitch. The hatches were ordered caulked down, which was doue in part, wheu they were blown on by an explosion which thrtw the men to each side of the ship. .Clouds ef smoke filled the air and flameilwer; seen near the hatch and all prts of the ship were soon enveloped in smoke. 1 ordered the boat cleared away and prepared to leave the ship. At 11:30 a. m. we were all in three boats with some clothing and provisions, and soon af ter our leaving the ship was ablaz?. At dark we made the boats fast astern each otber and lay by the burning ship, hoping some passing vessel would be attracted by the light and corns to our rescue. The next morning all were rescued by the steamer Coinpt D. Eu from Havre tor Pernambuco. Not being able to speak cr understand Freuch, the others did not understand English, we were made to per ceive by their actions that we could help ourselves to anything we could find for our comfort. WASHINGTON. CONCERNING THE CHINESE. Washington, D. C ..Dec. 27. The secre tary of the treasury to-d ly sent a telegram to the collector of customs at San Fran cisco, in regard to Chinese emigrants. The following i3 a copy : Section six, act of 1884 applies only to Chinese merchants coming for the first time to the United Sutei. Chinese mer chants, former residents in the United States, may be admitted on any satisfac tory proof of such facts by cartificates or otherwise. ALL QUIET. The secretary of the navy to-day received a oab'e msssige from Rear Admiral Divis commanding Asiatic Suntoi, dated Na gasaki, December 27th, saying that Tren ton had returned to Nigoki from Konea, wher. he left affairs quiet, and reports the Japanese to be the only foreigners em mured in that country. HEMQVAIi OF THE DEAD. The secretary of state received a commu nication from Thoj. Osborne, United States minister to Buenos Ayres, concerning the removal of the r. mains of Augustus Ca??ar Rodney, who died at that city in 1824. Oiborne says whiJe in process of removing the bodies of the daad from the old Protest ant cemeterv at Buenos Ayr js to anew one the remains are found and he took charge of and has them deposited in a vault in the new cemetery, pending their future inter ment. After consulting with Consul Ba ker and the most prominent Amarican citi zens at Bueno3 Ayres, 1 thought b?st to purchase a lot in the new cemetery and re move the handsome mooummt, donated by. the Argentine government at the time of his death and place it over his remains. A FILIBUSTER. Wa-hington, D. C , Dec. 27. The secre tary of the traasurv received a communica tion from the collector of customs at New Orleans oaying, that he hid been informed by the Spanish consul that one Gemez re cently lett the city for some poiut on the gulf coast wrh a view it is believed of get ting a filibustering expedition to Cuba to be conveyed by the schooner Phceoix, and the collector says he notified the collectors at gulf ports with a view to interupting the proposed expedition, and the secretary ol stite has ben furnished a copy of the letters. INTERNAL BEYEStiS COLLECTIONS. The collections of internal revenue the fiscil year are as uiue, a sman station in Jackson county, since made famous as the rendezvous of several train-robbing parties. The thieves gained access to the car while Mr. Ivers was asleep. After chloroforming him they they tools the fieys irom his pocket, and opened Jus sale. After it of its contents the thieves severe, an some piaces tne enow is eighteen inches on a level, making it im possible ior cattle to reach the grass. It is impossible from lack of commu nication to get a quick report of the extent of the damage. So far a rifling a few reports of dead cattle are received locked I from various quarters, but not enough to up tee sate and returned them cause alarm. Stockmen sav everything to the pockets of the unconf cio us messenger, is satisfactory so far. The weather has and mrde good their escape. On arriving now moderated throughout the territory at Kansas City, Mr. Ivers told his story to nd the snow is melting under a warm sun. .1. Cxi j r ... T1 ; i -i t -i i . me uixiucis vl me cuujpauy, anu alter an in- j J-ueiexs no rem snow OlOCKaae along the vestigatiou by them, he was discharged, line of the Union Pacific ia Wyoming. jjxr. uoues men set to wore tu nnu out the Jtrains are now running on lime. perpftrators ol the crime. He was success- iul, and soon landed the culprits, who Indications. proved to be the fireman of the engine pull- Washington, Dec 27. Missouri Valley, ju5 i!' vuuu -u me smuj pea-1 ciouoy weather, ram or snow, northweit- lienuaiy. ooon alter tne conviction ot the erly winds and lower temperature. Collided. Chicago, Dec 27. An Inter-Ocean's Richmond, Ind., special says that an en gine drawing hltetn passenger coaches collided with a Pan Handle freight engine just outsiae ine city mis anernc-on, oaoiy wrecking both engines and three coaches. Walter Richie, one of the engineers, was fatally injured. Shot by Unknown Persons. New Orlean?, Dec 27. A Times-Democrat special from Vicksburg says : Horace Lawrence, a w&ll known citizen of Mayors ville, ws found dead on the roadside, shot while returning home Wednesday on horseback by unknown persons. Knitting Mill Burned Trey, N. Y., Dec. 27. Fire broke out in Eglerts knitting mill at Cohoes this after noon. The loss will probably reach $50, 000 ; insured. Two hundred and fifty op eratives are thrown out. World's The World's Show. New Orleans, Dec 27. The Exposition to-day presented an animated picture Fully 10,000 people were on the grounds. About 3 o'clock the crowd learned that the car drivers had struck. The exposition management wired the Ill inois Central railroad, aod in short order passenger coaches were run to the grounds over rails which were only used for freight. Steamboats were likewis pressed into service. A Case of Blood Poisoning. New York, .Dec 27. Dr. Geo. H. At kinson, one of the leading physicians of Brooklyn, is lying at the point of death. The disease from which he is suffering. with not the slightest hope of recovery, is blool poisoning, contracted while attend ing private patient in August last. The patient was a victim of an infectious dis ease. A painful operation b'came neces sary and ether was administered. While lhe patient was under the knife he scratch ed the first joint of the middle finger of the doctor's right hand with his mils, drawing blood. The wound wa3 at first apparently insignificant. Toward the end of November the doctor began to suffer greatly. Two weeks ago his right side became paralyzed and his mind began to wander. The next day only the left hand could be moved. Since then he has been under the constant care of half a dozen of the most distinguished medical men of the country. Dr. Pierce said last niiht that the patient's pulse reached 160, and the end is not far off. The case is considered one of the most remarkable that has come to the knowledge of the attendant physicians, as the poison is not exptcted to reach the brain before a year or more. I here was onlv one case of a 1 similar kind mentioned in the book. Ij ots of Lumber. East Saginaw, Mich., Dec 27. The Sag inaw river mills manufactured during the season of 1884, 978,497,000 feet of lumber, f?l ntr nrr t- : 1 3 i rrr nnn x,vuv,uuu smngies ana j.z,uw,uw pieces of lath, besides other products. There is 458 000,000 feet of lumber now on the mill docks. Murder and Suicide. Jackso 3. Miss., Dec. 27. Near Oakland Christni'S day, L. A. Jones was killed by his brother Clint, who, the next day killed himself. The HockinR Valley Trouble. Chicago, Dec. 27. Mark L. Crawford, deputed by the Trades' Assembly of Chi cago, to visit the Hocking Valley mines, reports that the cause of the trouble lies with imported negroes, Swedes and Poles, and not with the regular striking miners. He recommends that money ollected for them here, be forwarded them in boots, shoes and like articles of use. In view of of the threat mxde by the socialist leaders and recent demonstrations made by their followers, the commander of tb.3 First in- farntry has established a volunteer guard to protect the arms and property of the regiment ttored in its armory. Statements are made that four regularly organized military companies of socialists are now in existence in the city, two of which are armed with breech-loading rifi.-s. General Passenger Agents. Chicago, Dc. 27. The general passenger agents of the southern lines held a meeting here to-day. The special committee ap pointed at a former meeting, reported a form of agreement for the restoration and maintenance of rates for points south of the Ohio river, but some of the penalty clauses were not tutficientiy strong to meet the views of the meeting, and the agree ment was referred back for modification in that regard, with directions to report next Wednesday. The managers of the north western railway lines will hold a session here next Monday, when the quejtiun of admitting the Wisconsin Central into the Northwestern Traffic association will be considered. An Illustrious Citizen Gone. Lima, Dec 27. Dr. Miariagin, one of the oldest and most distinguished inhabit ants of thiscity. being associated with the Declaration of Independence and holding a a high position in the Masonic community, died last Tuesday. His Masonic connections gave rise to protection from the ecclesiast ical authorities against his interment in the general cemetery. The government ig nored this proceeding, snd together with several charitable, institutions combined to render honor to the remains of an illus trious citizen. Eleven Stores Burned. Wilmington, N. C, Dec. 27. -A fire at first five mouths of the follows: Spirits, $27,975,632. Tobacco, $10,846,806. Fermented liquor?, 58,353,459. Miscellaneous sources, $141,263. Total. $47,322,190. Amount collecte I the same p2riod the previous fissal year, $5 1317,926, Decrease, $3,995,738. Decrease on spirits, $3,542,959. Decrease oa tob icco, $5,586,393. Decrease on miscelianeoui"srticles,$199, 170. m ' . The only increase was on fermented liquors amounting to 332,786. The aggregate receipts for the month of November was $1,371,942 less than the same month last year. THE NAVY. Secretary Chandler has in preparation a circular to the heads of the bureaus in structing them in the matter of the fiscal responsibility of the department after the 3lst inst, beyond which date the current appropriations for the nEval service will not extend. If CDngress acta at onca upon re assembling no embarrassments will re sult from the failuie to make appropria tions in advance. If there should be a dead lock of considerable length the navy department will continue to serve various useful purposes, though it will be at considerable inconvenience and the pay of navy will go on. Contracts may be entered into for the continuance of work which has already begun under former appropriations and supplies may be purchased, but for all these purposes the department will merelv give certificates instead of cash, and sailors, C . . ill L ' i- umucxs, uf cuuir&ciors win oecome credi tors of the government. In cise3 of emer gency the deprtmint may accept the ser vices of individuals or private vessels, but cannot hire or contract for sunh service. The prospect for an early reconciliation of the differences b 'tween the home and sea ate is not good. Incidental expressions by members of the house committeee indicate a purpose not to be conferred with the sen ate upoa either of the three amended bills. THE THIRTY ONE DAYS BILL. Band all has sent Secretary Chandler a copy of the thirty-oue days bill, amended by the senate, so as to provide for six months, with a letter asking if the amount therein provided will be sufficient for the department durisg the remainder of the fiscal year. There can be little doubt the secretary will decline the amounts named, for some of the bureaus is insufficient, which fact may be uaed in justification of the po sition of the house in refusing to assent to th senate amendments. Should a point be made that the amounts proposed are too low, the senate committee will meet it by showing that the disputed measure in the house bill, prepared at the last session upon the basis of estimate and objected to, that the senate, by its amendments, had made the appropriation too high. The senators will moreover urge that they are not wedded to the amounts of either of the pending bills, but are willing to adjust them in confer- tence. lhe chief point now made on "he part of the senate, that the passage of the appropriation bills were not based on re cent estimates, is the evil which can be justified only by much graver emergencies than now exist It is also argued that if the disagreement of congress is to go back to the former bill project will amount to permanent annual appropriations for the department affected. The abolishment of such appropriations has been one of the prospective, and in fact, accomplished re forms of recent years. A. KEW BANK. The comptroller of currency has author- Laurensburg, N. C, this morning de- Vm?n D cago, stroyed eUyen stores. Little insurance. 1 10 Business. -Piwi iw,vw.