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THIRTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , NEB. MONDAY MORNING , DECEMBER , 2U 1883. NO. 160. SHOW 'EM UP. The Texas Pacific Sntaiily Scheme Opine UB to Pnblic View , And Beheld Kasson , Ingalls , Windonr and Others of the "Good Fellows , " A Batch of Very Interesting Cor respondence Shows How 'Twas Done , Information that Kcnohos tlio 1'ulillo Sft [ Iiato Unt Not Too Imto to BoofUeo. I UAIMIOAD MATIKKS. MARKUD MKN. SAX FIIAKOISCO , December 23. The Chronicle publishes to-day the full text of the Iluntiiigtoii-Coltoii correspond ence submitted m evidence in the case in which Coltou is boing' tried at Santa llosa. There are over 300 , and they oc cupy three full pages of the journal. The letters implicate many prominent United States senators and congressmen , and give the histoiy of the efforts made against the Texas Pacific subsidy sinking fund. Following are extracts from the corre spondence dated Now York : From Huntington to Colton "Had n talk with Bristow , secretary of the treas ury. Ho will bo likely to help fix our matters with the government on a fair basis. Scott switched Senator Spoiicor , of Alabama , and AValkor , of Virginia , this week , but yon know they can bo switched back with proper arrangements when wanted. All members of the liouic , from Californiaaro doing first rate except Piper. AVish you would write a letter to Lutroll saying I say he is doing first rate and is very able. There have bon several hitches in the interior department in relation to the last section completed west of Goshon. I wont to the secretary and ho put the thing in shape , so I think it will not prove of further trouble. " "March 14 , 1877. After the senate railroad committee was made up , Scot ! went to AVashington , got one of our men off and ono of his put on , but that did not give him the committeo. Gordon , oj Virginia , was taken off , and Bogoo , ol Missouri , put on. May 7 , 1877 I notice what you say o : Conover , of Florida , senator. Ho is : clever follow , but don't go any money or him. Think if any republican is electee in Sargent's place , ho ( Sargent ) is wortl to us , if ho comes back as our friend ; a much as six now mon and ho should bi returned. May 15,1877 Am glad you are payinj attention to General Taylor and Mr Kasaon. Taylor can do us much good ii the south. I think ho would like to go a position with us in California. Mr Kassou has always been our friend ii congress , and as ho i u very able man has bee n able to do us much good am never lost us one dollar. I hav written you before about Senate Conover. He may want to borrow som money ; don't see how we can lot bin have any in California. Have-just give ) Senator Ingalls , of Kansas , a latter t you. Ho is a Rood follow , and can d us much good. I think ho is well die posed towards us. Senator Martin i coming over ; also his brother-in-law Burbank. They are good follows , bu B. means business. October 10 , 1877. AVent to AVashing ton night before last. Think I have th bridge question settled for the presonl Found it harder than I expected. .Th . secretary of war told mo they had it u . in two cabinet meetings , and had con \ eluded not to do anything , as congros would coma together next week. I go him out of that idea in about twcnt ; minutes. Then saw thrco others of th cabinet ; then won't and saw the presidonl He was a little cross at first , but I see got him over it. October 2Q , 1877. Think Stafford hai bettor bo in AVashington at the corr menconient of the session to got congree to confirm the acts of Arizona. Saw A.3 toll , governor ef New Mexico , and h said ho thought if wo would send tn hit such a bill as wo wanted passed ho coul get it passed with very little or no monoj but if we sent a man there they woul stick him for largo amounts. Ho said ; you would make a bill and send it to hii or Mr. AValdron it c uld bo passed , October 30 , 1877. Committees mad up for Forty-seventh congress. Thin the ijlroad committee is right , but th committee on territories I do not liki A different ono was promised mo. November 24 , 1877. AVhon I hear that ono of the commissioners to oxan ing the Southern Pacific nut from Yum was to go from this state , I made objoi tions which I would not have done if had known that it was Sturgis that he boon so long in the interior dopartmen und I hope you will explain it to him , i lie is ono of the best men in that dopar mont of the government and can do i good in our land matter. December C , 1877. Have just n ceivo'd a telegram from AVashington tin Matthews and AVindom have been pi on the senate railroad committee in plat of Howe and Ferry. This looks as thoug thoTjxas Pacific had control of the sonal for oppointing the committees concorncc December 18,1877. Jay Gould woi to AVashington about two weeks sinc < and I know ho saw Mitchell , the sonat < from Oregon , since which time _ mom has boon used very freely in AA'ashingtoi as some parties have boon hard at woi for Texas Pacific and Northern Tacifi with the Salt Lake branch , that w never work except for ready cash , ai Senator Mitchell is not for us , as ho wa although ho eaya ho is , but I know ho not. not.Juno 14,1878 , Fremont has been a pointed governor of Arizona. I slu give him passes , and think it importa : that you should BCO him on his arrive See lie does not fall into the hands bad men. Ho is very friendly to ' now. Scott tried hard to defeat his fc ing continued. AN EXTENhlVE SVhTEM. Mmv YOUK , December 23. The t rectors of the AA'yoming , Yullowatoi Park & Pacific railroad company olecti the following oflicers : President , L. ] Shoemaker ; vice-president , S , II. AV lace ; secretory , II. M. Muneell ; tret uror , James D. Powers ; managing direc tor , John II. Bothwoll. It is stated the company will begin next Miring the con struction of an extensive- railroad system in AVyoming and adjacent territories. EXTENSION. BOZBM.VN , Mont. , December 23. En gineers of tlio Utah Northern , the nar- row-gauge branch of the Union Pacific railroad , are hero surveying the Gallatin extension , or National Park branch , through Bozeman , where the company has recently acquired a largo coal inter est , to Gallatin City , near the headwa ters of the Missouri. It is understood that the Park branch will bo built early in the spring and eventually extend to Fort Bon ton , head of navigation on the Missouri , and to connection with the Canadian Pacilic. Meantime the North ern Pacific company is making inquiries as to the feasibility of a line from Helena to Benton , with the view of heading oil' the Utah Northern. The connection of the Utah Northern with the Canadian Pacific would give the Union Pacific an other outlet east , in anticipation of an alliance between the Northern Pacific and Burlington. A CONFLICT OF AVTUOKITY. A < U > , December 23. AVm. K. Ackorman , first vice-president of the Illi nois Central railroad , has tendered his resignation , to take effect January 1st. The statement is made in nn authorita tive way that the resignation is in consequence - sequence of an assignment of duties , which the vice-president made respect' ivoly to the trallio manager and general superintendent. The vice-president con tended in all matters relating to the practical operation of the line , the gen eral superintendent should have entire control , while the trailic manager was ex pected to devote his energies to securing traljic , formulating tariffsand * kindred duties. Tlio vice president appealed tc President Clark , who appears to have sustained him , whereupon Traffic Man ager Jcs. Tucker tendered his resigna tion , which was considered by the full board of directors in Now York lasl AVcdncsday , Clark and Ackorman bpinj present. The board refused to receive Tucker's resignation , thereby sustaining him , and Mr. Ackorman then tondoree his resignation , which was laid over foi future consideration. OUIMINAXi MATTKUS. THE JAMUS I'HOSr.CUTION. KANSAS CITY , December 23. Judtji Krekel , of the United States court , wil render a decision January 2d upon tin motion to deliver Frank James to hi bondsmen. Frank James is now in tin hands of the state , and the federal authorities thoritios cannot take him until disposal of the state casos. Meanwhile James i ; released on the $3,000 bond and will pro bably pass the holidays at Koarnpy , Mo It is reported that Governor Crittendei has requested Senator Vest to confer a once with the authorities at Wnshingtoi and secure a suspension of the fedora capias until James can answer to tin pendinp indictment in Missouri. Th governor states these prosecutions ar bpna fide and will bo continued wit ! vigor. "mo IKE'S" DKATII. DE 'vr.u , Col. , December ' 23. Th negro ' "Big lkoho , while attamptin to burglarize a bank at Durango lag week , shot dead Bruce Hunt , son of EJ Governor Hunt , died 'ost night in th jail at Durango from injuries purpose ! inflicted on himself in jumping headlon from a forty foot embankment to avoi being .captured alivo. Just before h died ho made a confession implicatin four others , all of whom are under arresl MUIUIEUKU IN MEXICO. ST. Louis , Dec. 23. A dispatch froi Chihauhau , Mexico , says : The dea bodies of Michael Bronnan and servant Ranion A. Stewart , were found on thread road between Parrol and Batopolh Bronnan had his head split open with a ax , showing he was murdered. His par nor , residing at Parrol , says ho starte for Batopolis with a large amount ( American and Mexican gold. Bronna is well known in Arizona. Ho has rein f tives in Philadelphia. ISOII YOUNOEIl UAIXITIIVD. CiiATTAKOoa.v , Tonn. , ' December 23 - Bob Younger , ono of the Youngi brothers , and a companion of JOSE James , has boon captured near Warroi Ala. , on a requisition from the govornc of Missouri. No liuiujiictir , PHILADELPHIA , December 23. At tl : annual dinner of the Now England socii ty last night , Secretary Chandler n to the toast ' 'Tho sponded , Army an Navy , " paid tributes to Generals Gran Sherman and Sheridan , and oxpvoEsc the hope "that a. gratified congress an willing president" would restore the fo mer soldier to the roll of the army. It ferring to the navy , ho spoke strongly < what ho termed "complete restoration ( doing away with all wooden ships an amooth bore guns , and substituting stpi ships and high power cannon , of whic wo have not ono single specimen I show. " Chandler , in the course of h remarks , spoke in praise of the stoamei of the American Steamship company , i being the only line of foreign stcamoi flying the American ( lag ; whereupon M Shortridgo , director of the America Steamship company , nrono and said h company was negotiating for the sale < its ships , as they could not be made i pay while run under the American fiaj but could bo under the ensign of Grci Britain. This statement was not receive with applause. A Yearly Grant rl ( ,0JOOOO. ( CHICAGO , December 23. Thomas AI Bccknoll , president of the National Edi cational association , together with a larj committed from Iowa , Illinois , Michigan Missouri and Nebraska , are in the cil arranging for an annual convention < the nsEociation July 15 , 1881 , at Mad eon. AVis , The committee has boon pr paring a draft of a bill which it is co tomplatod bringing to the attention congress for the allowance of a year grant of 800,000,000 by the federal go crn'lnont ' for the maintenance of school by moans of which it is anticipated ed cation in the south will bo greatly a vanced. 1'ronrcBS , BUIILINOTO.V , Iowa , December 22. The Gazette publishes this afternoon , accurate and complete description of t buildings and improvements of Burlin ton during 1883 , which foot up in c ( over 81,000,000 , the best record growth in tlio history of the city. T outlook is good for the coming spason. A TERRIBLE CALAMITY. he BnpniDEOflhB Steamer SI , Anois- line at Sea , All Heroic Eosouq of Six Persons Prom tlio Blazing Ship Costs Four Lives , Captain's ' Terrible Suffering and Doatli Followed by Numerous SuioidoBi ho KtiKlncor Tolls the llonrtroiullujt Story of Disaster. V VKHII.S OP TUB SKA. T1IK NT. AUOUhTlN'K HOHltOlt. Ciiii'.uio , December 23 A London pocml gives further particulars of the turning of the British steamer St. Angus- ino , The second engineer of the ill- atod steamer landed at Shields yostor- lay and tolls -a heartrending story of the wreck. Ho says that when nil the boats lad boon filled there were still thirty ooplp on the burning ship , Those in ho life-boat , which was already loaded [ own to the gunwales , were appealed to jy those unfortunates to savoithem , 'heir agonized cries were irresistible anil oven the strong desire for life , always elfishly manifus under extreme circum- tancos , was overcome and the boat ro urncd. The fojly of the attempt vras apparent to all , as the weight of one uoro human being , lot alone thirty , vould bo fatal , but this was forgotten 01 tisrogardod and the life-boat turned hoi course toward the doomed vessel. She , pproachod as carefully as possible , la joring over bad seas only to bo daihod : p pieces , for when near the St Augus- line she was thrown with terrific orco against the side of the ship am crushed. Nearly all in her were drownoi at once. The rest clambered over tin sides , catching overhanging ropes , am autlorod probably a worse fate inth thosi on board. The captain of the St. Augustine , afto : Slaving his legs cut oil" by a falling spar begged the crow to tip some weight to hi body and throw him overboard. Hi preferred drowning to being burned Tlio crow finally complied , ho was heavi ly weighted and thrown into the sea The second mate , after his master hai yono , became perfectly frantic , and pull ing his pistol ho put the muzzle into hi mouth and sent the charge through hi : brain. Ho fell dead in his tracks These examples wcro followed by th rest. Some jumped overboard , oth crs stabbed themselves , all seeming t prefer some quicker mode of tormiiiatin their existence than the horrible tortur awaiting thorn from the rapidly advanc ing llames. When the John Williamsoi hove to and stood by , a pox feet hurrJcan was blowing. Shu nevertheless launche a boat containing a volunteer crew , am sent it to the rescue. When the St. Augustine woa.roacho IhcTinan in the bow jumped 'for a'danc ling line , but misted it and was drowncc A second man made an attempt , but wn dashed against the side of the vessel , an killed. Two others followed an were drowned. Finally the lin was secured and six person wore taken off. This was all that coul bo dono. The sea ran so high that neo approach meant certain death , and th gallant crow of the Williamson wet obliged to return , leaving these still o board the blazing ship to their fata. The Williamson was meanwhile driftin away. She made desperate efforts t face the storm and kocp her boat inmgh but they were almost useless. When si : was about to pivo ; up a boat was see coming toward her , and the crow with si rescued men were with great difficult taken on board. Tlio boat had rescue six persons , and lost four in doing so. LONDON , December 21) ) . The Now says the object tied around the waist < the wounded captain of the steamer S Augustine was not a heavy weight , but life buoy which was fastened around hi ] in hopes to keep him afloat. The captai attempted to swim to the vessel , but sari from weakness from loss of blood , after hard struggle of fifteen minutes. GENERAL. FOREIGN NEWS. TSIJNO SONO. Coi.ofiNi : , December 23. The Gazette Paris dispatch says that during the rocoi visit to England of the Marquis Tsoi : ho concluded to secure a treaty wil England , the conditions of which are i follows : First England engages , after the tal ing of Sontay , to offer mediation wil Franco. Second China declares that the fu thereat concession she will make is division of Tonquin and the rolinquisl mout of suzerainty over Annam. Third England engages to media on the basis of the above conditions. , s Fourth If by England's mediation treaty in accordance with the desires i China is effected , China undertakes wit ! In six months of the signing of the treat to cede to England the island of Hainai A UE.IEITEIJ Al'l'KAI. . PEHTH , Doc.23. The appeal from tl decision of the court at Nyoroghyhaz dismissing the chargp against the Jov accused of killing a girl in the synagogi of Tis/.i Easier , has focon rejected. LIGHT hOLUIKHH. , LIMERICK , December 23. The 01 > loyoa of the gas works have struck f liglior wages. Soldiers wore put work to prevent the liity being left darkness , WUIISTLI.Va WITH HIN. LONDON , December 23. Moody ai Sankoy have concluded n fortnight's mi sion at Stopnoy. The interest cxcit by the mission was remarkable" as reached lower classes of the populate than horotuforo. The meetings we crowded , and thousands were convcrtc Meolings will bo resumed after the ho days tit Clapham , whither the Iron M BIOII hall will bo removed. llEINyoUC'KMENTS fOI ( TONQUIN. TOUIXIN , December 23. The Fren transport A'inloiig , with General Mill and staff aboard , sailed for Tonquin , ui will take troop * aboard at Aliers. T transport European sails for Tonquin 1 morrow with reinforcements , of lie LIYKH LOST , I.K , September 23 , Jewish school and synagogue at CInlatn , a suburb , of Constantinople , has been burned. The fire broke out in the basement of the Gorman Israelite school IIOUBO. The tlamcs spro.ul with such rapidity as to prevent a majority of the children escap ing through the doors , and many wore thrown or loaned from thoupporwindowti into blankets hold in the street below , many being thus injured. Nineteen charred bodies have boon recovered , and 30 altogether are missing , The direc tress of the school was seized with fright , throw herself from a window , and was killed. ' . THK ( XAU'S I.AMK NHOUUIKll. ST. PKTKIWIUUCI , December 23. The accident to the czar which occurred on the 10th , was n blow received in a fall from a sledge which injured the liga- innnU of his right shoulder , which is still inflamed , but the pain is diminished. Physicians order absolute repose. .SHAKEN W A HIT. LISIION , December 23. There were two earthquakes Saturday. The firat was not generally noticed , but the second ono was accompanied by heavy rumb ling , awakening the population , causing a panic.some damage to old buildings and chimneys. At Sotufall eighteen miles southeast the shuck was so severe that many of the inhabitants rushed to the seashore. A imtr.r RKION. PAUIS , December 23 , The governor of French Cochin China , reports that the council of the regency of Iluo noti fied him that Hiophoma abdicated the throne of Anuam and a now king , nged 15 , was crowned December 2 , under the name of Kionphua. The Annamito min ister of finance , who is hostile to the French , then became the head of the council. The crisis lasted several hours , during which the gates of the citadel was cloaca and Hue placed in a state of sicgo. When the gates were reopened the death of niophema was announced. The country was agitated and armoil bands occupied the suburbs of Iluo threatening the French legation. Champoaux , the French resident minister , has since reported - ported a bettor situation of affairs. Ho advises that strong pressure bo exorcised on tlio council and refuses to open rela tions with Hionphua until recognized by Franco. 1UUKIS IS WILMN * . The Observer's Cairo dispatch says , the British government has explicitly in formed Egypt.that it.wijl not attempt to conquer Soudan , nor permit Egypt tc make the attempt , but England , how ever , is willing any other power shill de so at Egypt's request , providing the khedive - dive incurs no expense. England is will ing to send a Hoot to Alexandria and as sist in the defense of strictly Egyptian territory , if the same is threatened b > El Mabdi. Router's Cairo correspondent , however over denies that England is' willing t ( dispatch a Hcct to Alexandria , or permit another power to bond an expedition to Soudan. \ A FDKIOCH OAI.K.r . * M\unii : ) , December 23. The ovornoi t of Granada states that a gale dostrovcc half the town of Manroto. The harbo : was much damaged , , shipping s largely nndinany'p'eisdiiB wV i VAUIOUS MATTJIllH. LONKON , December 22 , The stoamo Grantully landed at Dover , ono passenger chief engineer , and fifteen mon who wori rescued with great difficulty from thin burning steamer St. Augustine , A hoav ; sea at the time rendered futile all effort to got a boat alongside the vessel , am the rescued men were hauled on bean the Grantully with lines and buoys They were the last that loft the ship The second mate shot himself , and sailor stabbed himself , during the lire through flight. Lord Lyons , English ambassador i Franco has written Victor Hugo oxprose ing regret that the English government found it impossible to advise the qucoi to commute O'Donnoll's ' sentence o death. Strong shocks of carthquakojworo fol inLondon this morning. The Grand Duke of Hesse , husband o tlio late Princess Alice , is seriously il with chills and fever. The anarchists arrested in Paris fo advertising and promoting tlio mooting n the Bourse , the 7th inst , and for manu facturing explosives , were sentenced t imprisonment for from ono week to si months. When judgment waa prc nouncod several present shouted "Viv Anarchic. " General Mallott'o force in Tonnnii will eventually number 32,000. Th amount of money spent in the Tonqui expedition so far is 43,000,000 francs It is thought the necessity of a now loa is inevitable. The government has telegraphed At miral Courbot to' express to the troop the satisfaction of Franco with thoirbrav conduct at Sontay. .Tnok Myor'H Find. MiNNEAi'ouH , Doqombor 23 , Tli Journal's Billings special says ; Jnc Meyer has rediscovered the bed of th Lost Cabin mine , in Montana , which i immensely rich. It is located near th head waters of the Big Horn river. This : the mine which thrco oldtimors discovoro in early territorial times , two whom wet murdered by Indians , and the survive became insane and could r.pvcr trace tli trail. Since then the discovery lit passed into a territorial tradition. Tli lode was reported to bo cut by the rive at a point where the surface Indlcatioi show n width of 320 foot , and a height of ( iO feet. Meyer claims to have trailc the lode for twenty-live miloa ; and i places ho found it.COO foot wido. It free milling quartz , and every pan aliov prospects. Meyer and Iiis father and n in uncle from Minnesota have gene to 11 claim to dovolopo it , Tlio Winnipeg Man , , December 211 , movement has boon sot on foot hero I Baptists to Bouuro separation from tl church of Eastern Canada becausu of tl apathy shown by the latter in the mi sion work of the northwest. It is pr > poaed that the church Iiorounito with tl American Baptist church , In Una uoi nection it ia urged by tlio promoters < the change that tlio motto of the Amet can Homo Mission society in Nor ! shot American ii "for Christ , and tlmt i ot Catholic embrace and hoi id spirit can us , lie over keenly wo may fool tliu eeparutio : arid however deeply wo may regret tl circumstances which led to it , the noce sity of the works and our duty to Chri and our adopted laud romuiu to contr these feelings and thtJsu regrets. " A WAR OF RACES , a Peunsylyania Million Town the . Scene of II , A Circular Onslaught On . tlio Hungarian Laborers In the Mines of Scottsdale "American Labor as Well as American Manufactures Must bo Protected , " Tlio HloRiui llalHL-U lly the anony mous AHsalluntH "Who Call XhomsoHcH "Citlzoim. " JjABOU AND IjAUOUKUS. MAKINII WAR OX Till' HlTNlUUIANK. PiTTsnuwi , December 23. A dispatch from Scottdalo , Pa. , Bays , war against the Hungarians 1ms boon inaugurated , and to-night the following circular was posted throughout Coke county. Ono ot the most degrading impositions upon the people of this commonwealth is the wholesale importation of Slavonians ( erroneously known as Hungarians ) into the Connolfsvillo regions , n pernicious custom which must immediately end , and the serfs bo roturned. Following are reasons : Those Hboings are crowding out our minors and our laborers , who are estab lished and good citizens , from employ ment and homes. Tliey will not become naturalised citizens , but after a limited time return to llungary with what cash they can save , thoiuby draining the dis trict of many thousand dollars annually. They are extremely filthy in their habits , living on what Americana could neb oat. Their morals are the lowest of any Cau casian race , being the lowest of any class of laborers that over inhabited the coun try , and they live promiscuously , totally rrrdleaB ( ; of the marriage relation , , . . , ld are unscrupulous in all their transactions. Their intelli gence is the lowest in the scalp of any class of pcoplo in the country to-day , Only about flvo per cent can road and write , being far oo'ow ' the nvoragoChina man. Much time and labor has boor lost by nil classes in trying to elevate tint people against their will , but all withoui avail. Their habits grov worse tin longer they stay , until they nan no longo : bo endured. * Forbearance has ceased ti bo a virtue. People who are dcgradinj American labor are an injury to ou commerce and a blot on the common wealth , and will not bo endured. American can labor , as well as American mauufao hirers , must bo protected. ( Signed ) OrmiN8. Arthur In Now York. NEW YORK , December 20. Prcsidon Arthur arrived hero oorly this mornin from Philadelphia. Ho probably return to Washington to-morrow. The state TJSLEGUA1MI NOTES. J. H. McDonald , son of the Canadian pri micr. says tlio fooling of dtasatlsfactlon I Manitoba ha ) boon oxngoratod. The lioadlng , 1'a. , rail mills will close dow Imloflinltaly on January 1st. This will thro' ' 300 mon out of work. The Fltzgeralds and AVobb , AVashlngto pension attorneys , have given ball In § 2,000 t answer to the Indictment ugalnst thorn. The have boon suspended frum practice before th commissioner of pensions. Trouble fa again browlnir among the coi minors of St. Cialr county , Illinois. The on ploymont of Bomo mon at wages below tl union scale has caused the union mon to < ju work Great distress exists from nmall pox i Gadsdon , Tounoisoo. Unt of 21 cases 1 have died. An appeal la niado fur nurses an \Irus. Is Is a very unsatisfactory sign of the Hint in Kranco that moro inouoy Is being drawn 01 than put into tho. savings banks. Thus , ft the w ok ending November 21 , In the city ( 1'nrls , 7-10Ci7 ( frnnus were deposited an 1,151,2(17 ( withdrawn. There are no further disorders at tha CIt of Mexico over the rofnsul to accept nicki money , and a repetition of Ilia outbreak Is iu feared. Tlio grand jury illd not indict the St. Lou police commlsslonerx , but rocominondod tl organization of a police board on a dilTcrai plan from the present , Lotta played Musttto in London Satnrdn night last , hut tlio play wiw not to the pub ! taste , and aha achieved only partial miecosi An unruly gallery Intoi fore d grimily with tl perfonnanco , but Lotta pluchily playc through t < > the end. and was frequomy a ] plnuded for her vivadty. A sleighing party , numbering fifteen , woi ever an cmimnkmont at Millvlllo , 1'a. . Ba urday. .Jamos Klons , Clmrlos Imshulol Alary Mlttor , Carolina ( ireono and Mai lleauler woio fatally Injured , and three otho Bllghily. Patrick Murray , a guard In the Kniim City workhouse , Is accused of causing tl death of an Inmate named LauU. Jiultro HIcKlgutt , of the federal coxrt , hi fined three Chicago lottery agents $500 ou < for u lng the nulls In disseminating lotto : lltcraturu.1Tlio convictions nro tlio fir under tlio federal laws In this state , A largo meeting of Halt Lake Gotitllosboi democrats und republicans , hold Hatnnl ; nlirlit , appeal to congress to pasn tlio In ; raoinmended by the ) iroslilont. * Arl/oiin Ofliiiliinls. TOM iw i ONE , December 22. The slier arrived this morning with Red Samp and Texas AVillis , two of the 1'isboo mu dorurs and supposed Gage station tra robbers , in custody , They woio broug ! on a freight train , as it had boon Iparm an attempt would bo made to sei/.u ai lynch thorn. The feurw were vcriliod , wheivtlio paosengor train readied AVilcq 20 armed men , tl/iratiiig / toi the lives the prisoners , boarded tlio train ai Eoarcliod it , Tlioy loft diaappointed. Ti prisonc-H were tafoly jailed. A speci grand jury has boon convened to Ji > vcs gale the facts. Blunlmrd Tor Hlonoy , LHOE , Kanias , Dee , 22. Mt Judith Fitsspiitrick , widow , aged 70 , Ii ing near La Compton , was murdurod her homo Thursday night , and nn attum made to burn the IIOUBO with the ovide purpose of concealing the crime T motive is supposed to bo rqbboiy as t old lady was known to have several hu drud dollars. A Flit ill Shot. NKW Yomc , Dec. 22. LUlio SInno daughter of a wealthy liquor dealer , was probably fatally nhpt to-night by Sarnh Chancoy a servant of the family. Lillie wont into the kitchen to attend to some household duty. Soon after n pistol shot was heard and she was found lying on the lloor unconscious with a bullet wound below the right oyo. It ia thought the shooting was accidental. Tho'sorvant has disappeared. A KUVIiUtirSTORM. SNOW , ( U.K.KT AN1 > UAIN. O.SWKOO , Docombor23. A snowstorm of wide area prevailed last night and to day , followed by sleet , turning to rain in Bomo places. It was heaviest in Southern Illinois , Indiana and Michigan. Trains are delayed from ono to ton hours. Tolcgraphio communication is greatly in terfered with on account of the sleet , es pecially toward the south and cast. TUAINS IIKUAYKD. IxniANAi'ous , December 23. It has boon snowing and sleeting since yester day morning , The snow is over a foot deep. Trains are delayed from ono to eight jiours. The weather is now w arm or , with light rains. A ruion co.MiNd CINCINNATI , Dec. 23. Snow foil every day but ono during the past eight days , and reached twenty inches in' depth. This morning a olcoting rain set in , arid rained all day. It began pouring at dark and continues to pour. At midnight all collars wore flooded , many roofj were broken in , and all trains were stopped. Specials report snow the whole length of the Ohio vnlloy. The rain is molting it ranidly everywhere. A destructive flood is expected. The Ohio river is free from ice , Enormous floats of laden coal boats are hero and in _ the vicinity , above and ho- low. All will bo imperiled by thosuddon great riso. THK MBKUUHIAt. 1)11' . UTICA , N. Y. , December 23. Thothur- mometor was 22 below Saturday night , and at Boonvillc , Oneida county , 311 bolow. BOSTON , December 23. Tliothormom- otcr throughout Now England ranged 10 to 30 below yesterday. ST. JOHNS , N. B. , December 23. The thermometer was 18 bolow. BAI.IIMOIU : , December 23. Ithasbooii snowing all afternoon. IIXOUUH FOR HLr.iniUNU. PiTKHsnunoVa.Docombcr23. : Snov 1ms fallen a depth of four inches. Tin fall was general throughout the state , WOllNT OF Till : YEAN. Pm.snuuri , December 23. This citi was visited to-day by ono uf the wors" storms of the year. It snowed hard al day , and to-night changed to warm rain Collars are Hooding nnd goods boin 'damaged. All trains are delayed , | Dis astrous floods must follow. Tlio "Wealth iu Gotham. NEW YOUK , December 22. The wookl bank statement shows ; Loans , increase $770,300 ; specie , increase , 83,000,800 logaltondors , decrease , $022,800 ; deposits increase , $3,199,300 ; circulation , increase $44,100 ; reserve increase , $1,038,171 ; banks now hold § 891,750 in oxcosa o the legal requirements , ' KINOSTOX , Out. , Dec. 22. Alarg6l signed petition was presented the dean c Ontario by the Congregation of SI George's cathedral praying for the rein statement of llov. Dr Wi son in th curacy. The Dean states ho can hold on no hope of the doctor's return. Di Wilson's oHonco was participating in mooting of the Salvation army. MrH.FIlImoro's AVill. 0 BUITALO , Doo. 22 , In the Fillmore wi case decision has boon rendered dcclarhi that the last will of Mrs. Fillmore wi made January 15th , 1870 , when decease was in sound mind and memory , and tin the will executed in the autumn of 187 was dostioyod by deceased with the intoi to annul thosaiiioanddirocting judgmui accordingly. t A JJIjAlNE COnmNATION. , i FrloiulHot'tlio IMrtlno SlatcHmnn Tal of KIl'tictlnKlIlH Nomination by ii Stratagem. 1t OK A HUHirvtE. AVAHHISOTOW , Special to the Pionoe Press- Politicians having no businoe on hand are giving themselves to spoci lation and a little preliminary wirppull ing , A prominent republican said t < day that tilings had not yet taken shapt but that the pot was simmering. II declared that there was no telling ye what would bo the result , but that tli loaders wore all at work. They woi doing it gingerly this time , m wanting to stir up any slninburin fires. Ho thought that the on ! names presented at the convontic would ho these of Arthur , Legman and Ei niunds. Ho denied , however , that tlioi woio other factions at work. It wastri that Mr. Dlaino was not n candidut first , because lie had failed twice in ant convention causes , and , second , bocaus as things now looked , ho was afraid i the end ho would bo beaten inNowYor ! Influences were at work , however , vrhit were not without promise of a conibin tion that would give Mr. Blame's friom confidenco. If this achoino worked su cossfully , Mr. Blaine would go to tl convention as a delegate , not as a cand date. UIIUa'MnrANI'IM , ANHIHI'IIII 11V MUCH MA AOKMKNT as coulel bo brouuht into play , would 1 relied upon to bring about n strain up < the convention and a dcadlouk bntwoi the candidates. In the whirl and otor of dulivoranco from the situation AI Blaine would bp nominated , In fact , 1 could not help it under the nianagomo he would give the matter ; loading 1 wing of the party secretly in league wi the Sherman forces , and protesting < the floor of the convention that was not a candidate. The par would then bo under obligations to bu all differencesnnd do its best , when t banner was raised , Should ull this iirr of complications be realized , the gout ! man said Mr. Blaine was a candidat Otherwise ho was net , lie had econ t' mon nominated in thofacoof nsixmontl canvass for other men , and ho had t uidcd to follow the tack as outlin aboyo , und if it did not come round II : way , hu would not bo out in money i : labor. It will bo necessary , in his op : ion , to have the acquiescence of a go many lending mon to make the primr It , arrangements of the plan feasible , i yttk riK m UttuttiBttG | lriM | | THOSE COMMITTEES. Sneaker Carlisle to Relieyc the Aeonr of Monitors To-flay , A Curtain Hangs Before tlio For eign Affairs Hiding Both Oox and Bolmont. Morrison Said to Bo the Man of Ways and Moans This Thud , Spcncor DlHclinrxccl Bv Jmlgo Wjllo docs to Talking Again , OAI > IXAIi NOTES. T1IK 1IOUHF. COMMriTKKS. WASIIINOTO.V , December 23. Speaker Carlisle will to-morrow sot some hearts at rest and lacerate others when ho an- nouncoa the connnittoe appointments in the house. At n late hour Saturday night ho had not completed the list but announced that it would bo done early Monday morning. Considerable dilllculty is experienced from the fact that some of the members given places have expressed dissatisfaction with thair assignment. In some instances the dissatisfied members have refused to servo , necessitating n number of changes. Throughout the work Carlisle has boon assisted by Col. Morrison , an intimate friend. A mem ber of the Kentucky delegation says that no ono except Morrison has boon consulted continuously in mak ing up the committees. Individ ual members have beau called in oil in dividual cases , but the consultation was limited to such casos. The contest be tween the two mombora from Now York for the chairmanship of tlio committee on foreign affairs , it is learned has been set tled by giving the position to a Pcnnsyl- vanian , in tlio person of cx-Govornor Andrew Q. Curtin. Belmont , of Now York , is placed second on the committee on foreign all'airs. The chairmanship of the committee on naval affairs is given to S. S. Cox , of Few York , with Leopold Morse , of Massachusetts , second. Morse is made chairman of the committee on expenditures in the navy depart ment. The committee on ways and means , it is now learned , is composed of Morrison ( chairman ) , A brain , Hewitt , Herbert , Hurd , Dlount , Blackburn , Jonoa ( Ark. ) , Mills , Kelly , Kasson , McKinley , Ilussoll and Hucock. Bleu nt expresses reluctance to serve , but it is believed will consent. Blackburn was made a ivqmbor of the committee to the satisfaction of the entire Kentucky delegation _ Several days since Carlisle selected Willis as a member , but Black burn desired the position , and Willis , on consultation with the speaker , expressed a willingness to withdraw. Willis was afterward made chairman of the cornmit- ton on education. It is possible in the final review of the ways and meana com mittee , na now constituted , Carlisle may make a change iu the republican mem bership because of state legislation , hq cruninal'tcburt yes * > ordfty Jjid Wylio rendered a decision in , the ca o of. ox-Senator Spencer , Charged with con tempt of court for failing to appear in the star route trial. ' The judge said the subptuna was not a aubpcuna , because there was no penalty attached. It or dered the ox-Bonator to appear , but lim ited the time to ono day. The subpiuna , by error of the court , the judge said , was for a civil and not for a criminal case. The ox-senator was hero before tlio time ordered by the so-called uubncuna and ho remained hcio two weeks. JIo sought an interview with ono of the counsel , but was unable to secure one. Under these circumstances , and owing to the fact that .tho'nubpama had boon improperly served and returned , the judaa hold the case was not ono of contempt , and discharged the prisoner. During his remarks Judge NVylio said ho had no doubt the object of the ex-senator in going abroad last year was to avoid the star route trial then in progress. What his reasons were in wanting to avoid the trial the judge did not know. Spencer says ho contemplates bringing n suit for damages. In an in terview yesterday ho said tlio investiga tion of the star route trial by congress would bo urged , the object being to learn why some persons were tried and othora were not , and why so much money wan paid to government attorneys. Dorsoy was but a small fry in the star route cases. The western men were deeper in it than ho , said Sponcor. AMEIIHJAN BISHOPS AT UOMB. Important , Appointment Vrolmblo OIOHO ol'i > io Coiireronco mul Question * llHcusiu : ( ) . BAI.TIMOIU : , December 22. The Times special says : The pope has created Arch- Biahop Gibbons , doligutu apostolic to preside at the Catholic council in Balti more , in November , 188 J , . Arch-Bishop Gibbons will virtually hold the rank of papal legate. Tha Sun notes a letter from the arch bishop t Vicar- General McClogan iu winch the arch-bishop oxpAsacs the opinion that the business of thoAmorican prelates with Pope Leo will bo entirely finished by Christmas , The bishops hold sessions alternately in the American college - lego nnd college of the Propaganda , Mat ters discurscd with , pdutifical repre to sentative relate entirely to occlccias- 111 tical discipline. The Irish question iu in America had not nor would it be mention inr. ed in the conference. The archbishop says : r. "Tho lloly Father will not uond any ad it 10 monition to p.xtliolica in America , on tho. Irish question. " ia th Another MlHsluy : Man. Friday lost , a farmer living near Forb 10 C.ilhoun came into Omaha witli a wagon ry and team to do some trading , and lotyfor 10 homo about 7 o'clock in the evening. At the time ho was in a state of intoxication. o- oo. . Saturday morning his wagon nud team o.ro wore found several miloj north of the city , and BOIIIO distance uway his hat and coat were also found. The roan himself was not found , Appearances indicated at that ho hud fallen trom the wagon and or injuied himunlf , or that the team nadruu u- away and that lie was hurt by being uod thrown out , A searching party ia out. but up to U t ovouiiiR noruporthad beta received , mid the mau is still