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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE , SIXTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , SUNDAY MORNING , DECEMBER 20. 1880.-TWELVE PAGES. NUMBER ' 101. Sensational Rumors Afloat Regarding the Illinois Senator , THE DISTRICT RECOnDCRSHIP. Thn 1)111 to Hctlrc the Trade Dollar to lie Repented AN Soon nn Itca * < Hciiit > lr National ( Capital NolcN. Condition. Dec. 25. ( Spcchl Tele- to the ! ; : . ] There aioonsattonal rumors to-nlcht concerning the physical con dition of bonator Logivn. It was icported josterday encnlng that ho was a verj sick- man , but no attention was paid to It because U was not believed that he could bo In a pie- carious condition. This morningr however , tlio repoit wns continued , nnd It was stated that his condition was giowlug alarming. ' 1 his attcrnoon Dr. Haxtcr , who Is attending Jbrnator Logan , was seen , and , although the doctor was very gunided In his language , It was plain , from what ho said , that ho re garded the senator's condition as being pre carious. "Senator Logan , " said he , "sutlers most Intensely. He has Inllammat oiy rheum atism of tlio severest type , llo has been hav- lnrh ! | h fever , but 1 fouud his pulse to day ! to be only flvo degiees above normal , and 1 think ho ( lias iinpiovcd. Ho has not , how ever , reached the crisis. Ho has lost much sleep and flesh and Is miserable. " It Is stated by a friend of the senator , who gets his in formation direct , that the familv docs not 1. . want the public to know his true condition , Bit , ns It Is regarded as almost critical. It was Intended that ho should bo taken to the Hot Springs of Arkansas ten days ago , but It was not deemed advisable to move him. Sonatoi Logan went to Hot Springs nearly three jcais ago for the same trouble lie now Buffers from. When tlie phjsiclans there diagnosed the case llioj cxpiessed a fear that It would develop into Hright's disease , and thOHtatenient went tlio lounds ot the press that ho had that dreaded maladv. Later It became clear to the phjsiclans tint it was only a complicated case of inflammatory rhuematisin , when it affected his lower HniDs. Now It Is not only in his legs , but his aims , and the pains are so gcnoial at times as to bo cxciuclating and impossible to locate. The most serious aspect of tlie case Is the diiiRcr of the rheumatism going to his heart or some other vital uoition ol his body. So much care is exercised In the statements of thosenntoi's condition by the plijslclau and mombeis of the family tliat It Is almost hnnossibio to learn the developments and Iho exact outlook for him. WIIAI nisuorions\VB. WASHINIIIO.V , Dec. % ( Press. ] The condition ot Senator Loirnn , who has been Niilferlng forsovcial dajs liom acuteilieuma- tlsin , grows raj-ldly worse , s > o much so ns to seriously alarm his family. Friends in at tendance hpcnk In despondent teims of the prospect ot his recovery. Logan's phvtdclan said to an Associated press reportoi to-night that the ganeral'H condition was indeed alarming. Ills Illness , the doctoi said , elates back neaily two week , vvliun he commenced to suffer from acute iheumattsm , which went chiefly to his right vviist. Under treatment for four or live days the symptoms neaily dlsappoaied. when the coneial took cold , which lesnitcd In a loltpso. thu rheumatic affection extend ing to his hips , lower extremities nnd botli arms. The attack has been attended nt times by high fever and nervous piostratlon , In which the brain Is considerably involved , re- Bulling In delirium more or less active. While the gencial is not now sulfeiing much pain , there has been in the past two or tlueo days n gradual decrease in strength and a tendency to brain complications of a vciy serious natiiic. Logan's phjslclan says the patient is much leducod in stiength by ovoi work nnd his system is not in piopcr condition to resist disease. He lies most of the time In u Bomi-iinconsclous condition from \vhlcli he is with dilllculty moused. His fever somewhat increased to night. The bialn H > mptoms were prominent and his jihisleinn admits that Ids condition is vciy ciitical. In icsponso to a question tlio doctor tiald flic danger lies , not so much in the pos- tilbllltv of lieiit complications ns In hU ex treme exhaustion and biain allectlon. Tliu doctoi fiajs Honatoi Logan had a Hlmilai at tack foui joars ago , unattended , however , by many of the pioscnt alarming hvmptoms Consulting phjslclans have In en called in nnd consultations are Doing held sovci.il times dally. nOne of tliu plivslclins lemains at his bedside to-night and another to-moiiovv. IjArnn. A icportci who called at Calumet place at nildnluht was told that the scnatoi was thoTight to bo Mlghtly bettoi. seeming to Hive improved n little in Miength and to bu less Inclined to .stupor than e.iillor in the monln ? . Di. Hamilton and Kcpiosontatlvo ( iroigi < t. Symcs , of Coloiado , vvllliomain at tliu seniitut's bedside during the night. TIII : ntVDi' DOI iAn. Unexpected that tlm bill to letlio the trauu dollai will bo ioioitod ] liom thu hcniso committee on oolnatro as soon as congiess le- asscmblcs. A major ! ! ) ol thu committee have expressed tliumsolves in lavoi ol ic- polling the moasuio just as it came from thn honate , and an attempt will bo made to pass It In that foim. TheiolK , hotvcvor , tv voiv strong opposition to thu olausu In the bill which provides for the siibtiacllon of thu amount paid out for ti.ulo dollarfiom the mnnthlv pmcliasooC bnlliju. Thisoiiposlllon comm of course fiom thu extiomo silver men whoaro not disi > osod to tavor any plan , no matter how meiltoiious , tint piomlscs to cuitilltho bullion pinehasois. At present the tindo dollars niiiedecmed mo entliely i oleiisaseuiienej ns thoj have a money value not t\\\\la \ \ \ \ pqnal to tlic-ir t.ico value. Mi. llland. chanman of tlm colnago committee , Imsdonoall ho posMblj could to piuvent tlio eonslderntlon of ( ho bill in tliu committee , Imtothei members aiu determined that this vexed question shall bo settled by the ptescnt e ongrciss , If such a thing Is possliile. onvNriso i.MiiAVsisni.s si.vrnvnv. Wltliln the pa t fuvv weiks the nntthwcst- cm cattlu gioners havu sent rene.itc d muiiior- InM to cungruss urging thu Rettlomcnt of thu Indians in hcveialty who occupy loseivatlons ulong ( no not thorn boundary line. They liihlHt that fo loin : as tho-o vast icservatlons are allowed to exist along the Canadian boi- dor American caltlo men ejin havu no re'diess ngaliist the thieving piopensltles of tlio led- minis. They alho urgu tnit as long ns In dians can hteal cattle they will not woik foi u living , nnd that it would bu a long stildo to wards the civilisation ot the noithwestoin tribes If they were removed from thuh n'sei- vatlons and made to support thonisulves on faiiuApioportlonedamoiigthem Indlvlduallv. Hut In sjilto of these appeals , them Is roa- HOD to bullevo that the bill to open tlio great hloux resoivatlon In Dakota will not icccivo much encouragement at tills session. Chair man Wellborn , of the Indian committee , which has the bill In charge1 , has hild that ho would do all In his power u > press liio nioas- uro tlnoiuh the house , but the bill contains a e-laiisogiving to ndlioad corporations the light to ' pnichaboarlghtof way through the lesi-rva'tion to the lllack Hills. Mi.Voll \ - born Is opposed to lids , and foi that reason Jini MwniB In no way ainiousto call up thu bill for consideration. iiiK Disrnirr itrroisDnttstui' . I ho action of tne prc-UUnt in nominating J. 0. Matthews to bo iccoulerof deedot the Dish let ot Columbia , after tlio henate had once icjected Ills namo. is likely to lead to a vciy sciious row , and Mr. Cleveland may und nlmself bltforlv opnnseU by omo ott ils best 11 lends. Thu stiiiale. as far nscanTioahcci- tainediipto the pn-se'iit wrltiiiL' . is not dls * | Uscd to coiiMdei the iimnlnatlun ot Mat- tliuvvs. . tavoiabh , and they will undoubtedly reject ills name wltli even muio emnhasls than was donu in tlio last .session , it has been asserted that ttio opposition to him ailsesouh on aciotint of hUcoloi , but this RtoiyU ubsiud , Mitthews Is n resident ot Albany nud one ot Mr. Manning' ; * most ( instill Ik'uteiiants Hu is a powfli amoim' thn nero populution of tlmt illy , ainf Is witlml uveibrl it joungman , but at the MUIIO time theio aio do eiib of men iu the Dbtl'lct of X'ulumhlii , both white audeoluiuj , Vlio would bu entirely uuobjfctiouablo uot onlv to the senate but lo the people having business vvllh the ollice. Matthews knew nothing whatever ot Washington affairs when he was appointed , and he knows \crv little more about them now. It is well said by membcisof the enatowho oppose him that It the president desired lo furnish a place for this \oung man ho might have done so by innking him postmastei nt Albany. A Crazy Man' * ( Jnrcr Troak. N'r.vv Yom , Dec. 21 ; . Abncr Hakcr Ma- conn , of South Hnnovct , Mass. , was com mitted in pollco court to-daj for Insanity to thccaieof tlio commissioners of charities and correction * . Ho claims that Simpson anil Stilt" , of Texas hold 3ST,000OOJ in trust tor Him , which a Catholic tnicst Is trjlng to get from him. Hu leglstored nt the I'lnh Avenue hotel on Thursday , llu Is a line looking man about tlft.v > cais old nnd had In his pii MSslon $ -,110 in cish. On Kildnv ho locked lilmeclf In his room nnd it was necessary to force the dooi oiu'ii , llo lORistiMcd ns Hun , W. Heine. Ho ordered Ids moils tt > be given in Ids loom and tooi ; them tliiotuli the transom and tlnovva HO bill out to the waiter , it is tlioiuht hi ; was formerly In the furniture business In Chicago and had become cia/y on icllclon. At times ho imagined hlntsclt to bo the Messiah. hot ra HANOVI it , Mass , Dec. T Abnor It. Macoun , who is detained by the police uf New Yoik eity because of his stringu actions at the I'M I th Avenue hotel , is well known hcie. He Is a bioKei and Is engaged In busi ness In Chleigo. He left hero quite suddenly and was unhcaul of till bunday. Ho Is pos sessed of a largo amount of piopeity hero , Is icspected , and is veiy vvcaltlij. riic at Lincoln. LINCOLN , Xcb. , Dec. 25. [ Special Tele gram to the HIF.J : A lite to-daj at Twenty- eight ! ! and O streets ciused the loss of the residence of II. M. Hicc , a tiavcling man for a safe company , The loss on tlie dwell ing was S3.000 , loss on household goods 51,000. Tno insuiance was held by compa nies in the Clark & Leonard agency , nnd was ns follows : On tlm dwelling , SS.OOO , and on the ( household goods and tuinitutc Sl-00. Thu family were absent fiom the house anu it Is supposed the lire caught fiom an ovet- heated range. The location of the lire was outsldu the limits of water mains nnd of the department , but lliehooK and ladder com- piny could vvoik. Hobert Mcdee , an out sider called upon by tiio warden to assist , w as severely Darned about the lace , hands and arms and some ot the htemen were somewhat -scorched. A second alaim was turned in at Tour- teenth and O in the evening , but tlie the was out befoio the hose vvas laid. The Death Kcuord. ST. Loci1' , Dee , 2. " . John Mortal , one ot the best known temperance worker , in the country , died here to day. Molfat vvas cone- spending secretary of the Christian Temper ance union and cneral accut of the Tern- paranco Henovolont association. Ho was born in ( ilaseow , Scotland , in 1S2S , but came to Canada e.uiy in life. Hu moved to Mount Kagle , Tenn. , In lti)9 ? ) , and came to St. Louis tvvojoars ago. Ho vvas a nephew of the famous missionary , liobert Moiiat , and was a cousin by mariiagu lo Livlngstonc.tho Afti- c.in explorer. Captain George II. I'ea , ono of tlie oldest- steamboat men tn the west , and foi several jcais president and a laige owner of the Mississippi Valley Tianspoitation company. died at his residence hero je'b.tculay , aged seventy. Haso Hall Jfivn YcwK Dee. 25. O'Urien , formerly catcher of the Atlantic club , Ins been re leased by that club and for a consideration signed to tlio Brooklyn club. Picsldent Young of the league has just approved the following contracts : J. F. Mclone ( ! , nnd F. F. Gilmore , with Washington : P. J. Convvav , witli Detioit ; J. J. Cull , A. II. Hutchlns , J. Toton , and C. M. Grant : with New Yoik ; ( I. Teban. with Denver ; W. A. Goldsby , with tlm Topcka club ; J. I ) , riielau , and J. It. Mc- Allen , with Memphis , and Kiank Do.in and Philip Kelt-hits , with iVovv Orleans. Decker has been icloascd by the Washington club. Cuff , Hutching , Totcn and GiantaruetiRagud foi tlm Itinloi second Now Yoik nine and unless tliey show unusual abilities will not play In the legular league club. A Fatted Itog For ChrlKtinan. Coiior.s , N. Y. , Dec. LM. Kdwaid Tlt/- gciald , llv ing ucai J-ock tliirtcon , complained totho police yestetday that his little sou had been bitten by a dog owned by Alphouso Lefcibcre , and ho dcsitcd tlie dog shot , ril/geiald and Olllcer O'llearn called at Leferbero's dwelling and made Inquliles 10.'arding tlio dog. Lcfeibero Infoimed the men that ho had killed the dog and intended to cat the * < am foi Christmas , that ho had especially Inttcned the animal lor the puinose. Tlio men were tnkontoashod where tliu ( load dog was hanging by Ids hind feet. Tlio hide had been taken oft and a man w.'n engaged in pre-Dirinir thu carcass foi thokitchon. Lefeibeio savs 1m likes dog meat. He has a big family and intended to have n tieat fur Christmas. Woolen MillH Diirncd. XtvvAiiK , Dei , Dec. a"Tho largo mills of the Dean woolen company heio weio con sumed by fnc this moinlng , causln ; a loss of about 5200,000 and tlnow ing 21'J hands out ot rmplovment. 'Iho Insuinnco amounts to about Sl'l.'i.CXiO. ' Nolhlng but the baru walls are standing and It Is extremely doubtful If the > will be soon rebuilt by the present coa- piny. NOIITH AD-.MO , Mass. , Dec. 21 ; . W. C. Pliiukett .Sous' laico four stoiv bilek vv.up mill In Adams was burned this afteinoon. Loss , irlSO.OOO ; coveied by Insuiance , After Twenty YCIIIH. Cor i vinus , O. , Dec. 21 ; . Saiah Victor , a life pilsonei In tlio Ohio penltcntlaiy who lias served neaily tweniy j eats ot hei sen- lence , was to day paidoncd bj ( lie goveinor. Tns case is ono of the most Interesting In the cilmlnal annals nl the state. She was conv letod uf polsoinni ; her btothei in Clevo- lind tohccuiu thn insurance on hlslifc' . Jh . vicloi will maku her homo in Columbus tor thu pu'sont , Frank Knntof Hauling ( otintv , who iccolvcd In IbTI a life sentence , wi' also paidoned. Schoolc lirenkH Iho Hocoid. MI.\MAI'OI.I , Dec. 25.-Thugio.it bicvclo iaco closed at 10:03 : tonight and all previous ic'coids for long dlstaico wcro bioken , hchoe-k left thu ttHck at 10or : p. m .having lidden 1,405 miles in 112 houis. 'Ihu best prev Ions ii-cord was 1-tOI miles and U laps In l-H IIOIIH. MOILMII unit after completing 1,170 miles , M'lle.imalndo quit at tlm same time as Scliook vvllh a lecoid of i.ov ) miliH , be.itinc Piliico's ri'coid in tlio name ilnkot l.oii miles. Wins HID Trot. S\s I'nvMiseo , Doc. " . : . 'Iho fico-for-all liot , puiMi § 1,000 , mllu heats , tlneo inhvc , at lheba > dlstiict pnilc this afternoon , In which vveie enteied Guy Wllkes , Chailes Holton and J. t' . , vvas won oy Guy \Vllkes \ , who took the second , thiid and fourth heats , J t' . took the first he-at. but was distanced iu tliu lotulli , and Holton got second niono > . Host tlnio 2:11' : ' . to Ho Dollvercd Up. On vvv.v.Oul. , Dec. -Olllclals of the ilopaitmcnt of justlco aie at present cntraged In correspondence with the nuthorlt.es at Montreal In regard to the case of lloke , the Ameilcan umbewlor , who will bo dolhciod up to tno American govc'rnmcnt Janniry ' . ' , An oidci for tlm exli.idltlou of the iirlsonor w as iceently granted. i . \ittiitb . liovir , Doe 25. Loid Haitiiuton , aceom- liantcd by Kliht ; Hon. He-nr > Chaplin , mem- U-rof Lord Salisbury foimei ministry , at tended Christmas services todav nt tot. IVtei s atul hantaMaiia Maxi.'I retatlicdials. LoidHtirtlngton will go lo Monte Cailo on Monday. He will not icach London until Jnuuar } 10. IS JIM CUMMINGS CAPTURED ? Report That the Noted Express Kobber is in the Toils AND TWO OF HIS PALS WITH HIM. Two Oilmen Paper * Sny Mint Plnkcr- ton Has the IMon Securely anil One Denies the Capture 'Hie Stotj. The Pilt.oo Train Itoldior. Cmr Uio , Doc. i"i 'J'vvo local papcis puli- llshcd this inninlng accounts ol the aricst here jestciday of Jim Cumnilngs who has long been genetally believed to he the load ing peipetrntor of the St. Louts A San I'lan- cUco express tobboiy last October , and two of his accomplices. 'I he Intel Ocean w 111 say to moirovv moinlne tlmt these accounts have no foundation in tact except that three men vveicairested for a smitl olfen e , neithei of whom was Jim Cummlngs. The finding of tlio money Is also denied. The local authori ties me ustromely letlccnt regarding tlic expiess robbeiy ease , but It is understood that staitlliig developments may bo ex pected in n few dajs. Tht- following are tliu details of the capttncas ictimted : Two months ago this evening nn Adams express - press car attached to a Until on the St. Louis A ; San Francisco load was enteicd by a dating highway man and roboed ol SV,000 ) , and > esterday I'lukei ton's National Dctcc. tlvo agency ano3ted on the West Side the man who committed the act and two of Ids "pals" who paitlclpatcd In the lobbeiy. The guilt of the men under airest ono of whom is "Jim" Cumtnlngs , who bound and gagged the cxpioss mos- sengei , rotheilnghain Is proven bcjond all icasouable doubt , and about 35,000 was rc- coveied , being found on his person , while he was squaudciing lavishly his 111-gotton cams witli one of the demi-monde who was aiesldcnt of a house of assignation on the West side. The details of the auc t and the names of the accomplices of Cummings aio not known to moio than a half do/en of IMnkerton's slncwdest detective * , and as the prisoncis were taken to SI. Louis on the caily Alton train last evening by William A. Pinkeiton , Itoboit IMnkeiton , diaries \Vap- \ penstein , and othcts. no Intormatlon as to what pai t they plavcd piior and subsequent to the jobbery can ue ascertained. I'oi the same reasons the details of the cap ture aui not public piopeity , but It is known that Kobcit rlnkeiton , the New Yoik man ager and held of the agency , came to this eity about tlnco weeks ago. He and Chailuy Wappciibtein , ex-chief of police of Cincin nati , weio appaiently putting their heids to gether too olten to bode any good for bome- body. and linally the seciet leaked out among a select few that they wei eon the tiack of "Jim" Cnmmings nnd his confedei- ates. Robert Pinkcrton and his mm had tiacedthcm all over Mis ouii and Kansas , and In his investigations I'inkcrton made the discovery that Cummings had been keeping company with a di&icputnblo woman In St. Louts. She vas handsome , and Cummings had become infatuated w Ith hei , but after the lobbeiy lie was careful to remain away from her for a time , bhe was kept nndei a clo ° o watch , however , nnd toi a month noprosiess was made. At tlie end ot that time Hobeit I'lnkciton was luloimcd by ono ot his op eratives that the woman was preparing to come to Chicago. This aroused the suspi cious of tlio cunning detective , and not only was she accompanied lieieby ono ot bib men , but Mr. I'lnkciton also followed close in her wake. Charlej Wappenstcin , who had iust ariived hero a short time previous fioin Cin cinnati , and been placed on William A. 1'inkerion's statf , was put to vvoik , and Cinmnlng's lady filend bcinir lo cated In the west bide assigna tion-house , she could not make a move with out being shadowed. About tlnee weeks ago thu expectations of Mi. I'liikoiton nml his suboidnutes weio icall/cd , when Cum- mlncb joined his lady it lend and began his caiousal. Cumming groined to suspect that something was w long , and was aliald of daylight , and ho seldom , 1C ever , lett tlm house except altei clink. When ho did so he was never lost sight of by the detectives , who did not want to airost him until they en&uaied his partucis. They let him "play his .sti lug out , " and when they had the ac complices in I'inkeitoii's sweat-box they veatciday attenioon wont to the assignation- hoiibo and found Cummin js with his woman. Hu and tlie woman , too. weio tai.en qiiietlj to the IMnkeiton es tablishment on Filth avenue , and wlietliei or not ho made a statement is not known , On being searched neaily ij'i.OlO was found on him , and this la supposed to be piit of the plunder. About b:30 : last ovinlng thtoo hacks diove up to the agency ollice. A tew minutuslatoi , Cumininci , hindciiffed , and incompanj witli two of ( lie I'inkertoii operatives was hustled into one ol them , and the two othei pitson- cis took scats In the othei two hacks , anu thu party was dilven to the Twentv-sciond htteet station. Tlio I'lnkerlons wishitu to obseive sociecy did not go to the union depot , and thcicfoio wont to Twenlj-seeond stieot , wheiu they took tlieii piisoners on boaul the Alton ti.nn and went to St. Louis. 'jin i.virsi in. i vii s. Up to a late hour Inloimatlon fiom do- tec' no souiccswas of a decldedlv meagio nature , but coin oved the Impression tlmt thn olllcoi ! , nelioved themselves to have caplmed the triln robbcis. Thetiio arohtlll Inclose custody huio , and the papeis jiublisliing the leports of thuaiH'ot maintain stoutlj that the statements given me btibstanthillv collect. Their authority Is Mated bj them to be equiv alent to dliect Information fiom thu olliccis making tlie nnest. It is now icpoited liom poiuct's ii'sponsiblo lor the lirst accounts that the amount ot money captured on the lobbcrs is S.VWO.mitSlo.oJO.ahiiiM staled. HIM latest assoitlons comemlng the ca o aio to theellcct that the men themsclvenweiu not shadowed their whereabouts tiuing nil- known but a notorious woman who \\.is intimate - timato wltli tlio suspect Cummings was tiaced hero Horn St. Louis and has lei about ten dijs been kept under constant esiilonago Inthisdlv. 'Ibis plan was lewaidcd bj thu auiie.uaneuot Cummings and hiscoimadcs llm man Cummings is said to bo not the noted desperado homing tlmt name , but another whose caieei has attracted less atten tion. All thu arts known to the detectives weio In use tlitoughout the night and dining ClulstmiSi moinlng und afterwards to fotco ono 01 nuothei ot thothreo men to reveal theiicciet. . To-night it is confidently HV scried In borne quaitcrs that from one of the has at last been exti acted a paitial conle.ssiuii , AN01lir.lt AllllFnT AT KANS VS TITV. KVNSAS Cm * . Dt-c. ' 'i. Oscar Cook , a cooper , was anested in a gambling house in tfio noitlicist pirt ot the city this afteinoon on suspicion ot complicity in tlm Cummiiu-s o\piessiobbeiy neai St. Loins two months ago , I'lnkciton detectives , it is said , have been hetu Bw | eeks shadow ing Cook. The ot- hchilsnio ictlcent and tlm natuiu of ( ook'.s alleged connection with thu lobbery is not known , Jt Is icpoited that "Ciimmin-'s , " so called , was aiicsted joterday in Cldcaso. and that ho and Cook were once on intimate teims while living in Leavt'iiwoith , Kan. Cook is about twtnt.v-ilvo jears of age and has a wltu heiu , hiving lived hero two > eiu , Ho Ins beun idle for about tour monlhs , vet has b < cn Miendini , ' monej quite often of late. The supposition U thai if the above imports of the rouociy am line , Cummings may have given him money , thoii''h ho hail no actual paiticipatlon in thu robbery. A ropy ot a St. Louw paper con- tainliu a lull account of the lobbery was found In Cook's ti unk , Ha was taken to St. Louis b > the W.ibish lialn to night. 1111 : M.WS i.v s > r , i.oi 14. Si. Lous , Dee.12.V'Ihere Is no dennite Information heio in reect ] to the alleged aricst fn Chicago of Jim Cummini3 and his pals In connection with tlmihms express robbeiy , excejit that the men have notarrlved li ) the dty. The news wis dlseredlte. ! at Insf by law and evpiess oflicers. but to-night tlio opinion la galnln ; ground fiat not only was the am-st nude , but that it U possible , if not probabie , that thu light wen have been captnud. Cii- cult Attoinoy d lover Issued capiases some time uuo to rinkerlou for th urreit of tlie men , w ho the tietwth es said they had located In the western pail of this state. Iho men , ho says , may have < dnco clanged their location to Chicago , and the parlies arrested may be the same persons Damsel , superintendent of the expiess com pany , disclaims any knowledge ot the nucsts nnd will not express any opinion , The po lice authoilties Imvo , ol claim to have , no knowledge of the arrests , and will not express any opinion. 'Iho police authorities have , 01 claim to hr.vo no knowledge of the matter except the state ment made to them by c hlef of pollco IJbcr- sold of Chicago In a telegiam Hint three mm , had been aircr.ted and that they hid been sent down lime. Thuendof the ca e Is really barren of news. Another C\IC H llolibery. ST. Lori" , Dee. 5 , * > . When Hie east bound train on the Missoml Pacific i cached Chill- cnham. a suburb ot .this city , last night , seven b-us of silver worn put Into the 1'acllic rxpicss ear , and when the sllvei was un loaded , omo time attei its aiilval boie , only five bais could bu found. It h supposed tlmt the two iiilsslne tni-nvcio stolen in the union depot v.udj. It was u consignment to Iho 'I hlid National bank nt Philadelphia fiom the St. Louis SmeHliii : and liolinlng companj Tlio l > ais are valued at S-,000. THK IIODY IMSOOVnitP.I ) . , " > IMS | Hull' * HcnmliiK l ounct In n aiotll- cul CollcKe. Dr.sMdiM'.s la. , Dec. 2. ) . [ Special Tele gram to the llnn.j 'This evening Detective llradshaw , acting under oidcis of the sheiilf , climbed o\er oovuial buildings and vvont down the scuttle hole in tin1 loot of the Iowa college of plivslc- lans and surgeons , I'roceedtne to the dissecting loom lie tound on the table the body of a > oung vvonnn from whoso face and hands the skin had been tcmovcd. She was Identified at once as Maud Hull , the jouncladv who dlsappuued so m > sterlously alterbutlal In Cailisle , Wanon connti.a lew days ago. Hergiavofiad been opened and the icmalns taken away , but no ttaco of them could be founJ. Her brothci came to this eity , and on Thursday made a vcryoaiofut seaieh of the medical college. hut without avail. Since then a watch has been kept and to-night the othccis deter mined to try again and seauli was undo with thoiesult named. The brothci , who is neailj dlstraetod with griel and Indignation , claims tlio body as tint of his bistci , and identilios her by two 01 tlnco marks. The medical college anthoiitles deny any knowl edge of the case , but Ii. fechoolei , the dean , savs that if the Inothei can completely iden tify hei he can take away the icmains. Tlio young man left lei his homo nt oueo and ex pects to loturn in tlm moininc witli othei liicnds who will coniinn the identihcatlon. Slio Wan Insane. CIIKAOO , Dec. 25. The coionei held an inquest > estcrday In the case of Mis. Jessie Johnston , who committed suicide Tliinsdny bj thiow Ing hciiclf Into tlio lake. Thucvi- dencowas In accordance with the facts al ready published , and a veidict ol suicide by diownlngwhile suffering fiom an attack of temporary insanity was icndercd. KNOXVIM.E , In , Dec. 25. Mis. Jessie Munch Johnston , -wife of S. C. Johnston , has lived lu this tly ( since her marriage , about .ton jears ago. She had no chikheii , but hei domestic iclatlons woio most hanpy. ShO was well sltuotcd , as hei husband owns a hue residence , elegantly furnished , and keeps a hoi so atuVpbaetou , In whieh she was accustomed fo < l\o about the city. Having lead law vvith Jior husband , she xvas ad mitted to tlie Kriox\illo bai In 1881. jJyher own icqnest her examination was conducted publicly , and tlie unanimous decision was that she was thorough ! } qualified to practice in any coitit. The luni iminu was Johnston < te Johnston , nnd she worked In the ofllcu until hei mind began to lvr vvav' under tlio mental strain. She was well rMeemctl nnd moved In the best socletv. andvvas a line musician and a Iad > ol cullnie In evciy le- spcct. Tlio tiwilchiiicu'b Strike. Loi'isvn r.L , Ky. , Dec. 2 > A niimbei of bwltchmen in the Louisville & Nashville jnidIioie considered the question to day of supporting the biakcmon in thcii strike , but decided not to do so and si''iied a communi cation stitlne that thoj would tike ntfhand , Coiisldciln it ridiculous to ask the company to dlsehaigo Its aupcrlntendent. Ollieis , hovvevci , at .1 meeting tonight decided to como out whenever the biakemen should ask them to , The brakemen on the Nash ville division and tlio noitli end ol the Memphis line , who rame out Thmsday in suppoit of flic action ot tlie men at Louisville , hive ic- uniied to work. This cunhnes the stiike to the main stem between Louisville and Howl ing ( iiten and the KnoxvlHo division be tween Louisville and Uowland. Theiu Is nodmnge In the situation hem since tlie company positively declined to cousldci the men's icrpiests for relii'tatomont ol thu ills- chaiged men , und thu dlscliiuga of theii hii- peiintendent Downs. The coiniiany repoit .1 nniiibei of nion appljing for positions n- > brakemen in place of the sliilcers. Hnn Avvaj vv Ith a Iocoiiiilivo. Ivrov , ( ) . , Doc. 'J > Mack lladdlx , the son of a well-to-do farmei , lesidingneai O- > - boin , was arroited jc-jlerd ly and sent to jail on n wanant elntginp him vvllh the lateony of a locomotive valued at 33,000 , the piopoity of the Cincinnati , Hamilton Dajtoniall- - ioid The tlioit was committed night beloio last at midnight , the engine , with steam up , loidv to slatt on hei nortliein tilp , Iteliig taken Irom before thu roundhouse , lladdlx who was drunk , on boaidliu hei thiuw the lluoltlo wide open and was soon i mining at the rale ( j | thirty mile , an hour. He collided witli a Height tialn , wiecklng tlnee ens and daunglngabonl llfteon olheis , but escaped without anverv Reiloiis injiiiy to hlnibclf. Had no been a tew moments Inter alter thu fieUht h.ul parsed ho would have dashed Into a pisscnger tialn just bojond thu eltj. Hu to night tiUiults tluit he knows nothing about innning an engine , and that when ho took it he Intended toinc to Hamilton and from there to Indianapolis. Pat.il Hallronil Auclilenl. Sr. J'jirji , Dee. 2j. The I'loneoi-I'ross Winnipeg special sajs : J wo cars of a pas senger train on the ItocUj Mountain division becamu dctacluul , lan tlnco mllu.s down a heavv gtade. jumped the tiack and were smashed , Ktpress Messen.'d Mi Null ) and an unknown patscntjei worn klllul , Twentj passengeis vvero badly shaken up , Anntlior llritkc'iiu'iiN Strike , JVCKROV , Tenn. , Doc. - ' " > . 'Iho lioiglit biakemen on this division of the MohiloA Ohio toad are on a fti ike. ' 1 ho men ask foi lueieahc'd wacosand say no trains bhall move till thu demand ) ! * gi.uited. 'Iho > ; uds nio blocked \\itl ( cms. Thu btiikeia aio quiet , A Ifotitl Itiiiiinil , MncjrKTTr Mich , Dec Jl-Kaib this morning , b'jfoio the guests had iben , thu Clifton IIOUHO was dlscoveied on lire. Tlio alarm was given In time so tlmt all escaped. Thu building binned lapidlv , and , wltli most of tlio furniture , U a total loss , amounting to about jJS.OOOj Insurance ? y , < XW. A Hf'1-n'ot ' Joli. Junsuy CITV , N J. , Dec. 2.1. Mis. Mary Martin , of Tdffejville , built a liio in a stove to-day and slatted for a gioceiy , Duung hei absence Ueorgo Nebengi r and Thomas 1'Tjnn , two will known thieve , entered hei homo und stole thob oxe. They weio ai- rested with their heavy and hot booty. Cotton Dehtrojcd. Nr.vv VOIIK , Dee. 23. Viro in Louisiana cotton > ardsto < la > d ! stro > td 1 li'iO bales of cotton. Iho leas is cstlmatrd at SOO.coj , fully insuied. _ _ .NoltrawUu anil invva Weather. Tor NebiaskMnnl Iowa ; bnovv , slightly colUert THEY LIKE IT IN COLD TYPE , The Proposition to Abandon the Congres sional Record Meets With Opposition , NATURE'S NOBLEMEN IN OFFICE. Note * of the Klnd-Ho.trted in Iho Unlta ofConurcss Uunrti In the llniiso A Itctimtkahle ? l an. AVnntTlicli1 Spcpclio i In Pi Int. WAMIIVOTOX , Dec. 41. [ Special Cot rev pondencce of thu Hi.i . | 1 1 the mnpo < dtion to abolish thu Congtessional lioonid pievallcd Ihero would not be one CcmitU ns much de- Into In congicssas thcio Is at picscnt An emplovu ut tlio stenographers' fouo In Iho lionet ; sajsthat thcv have. fioquentli meas- uitd the voiumuot iniltcililch eocs Into tlio liccoul mid that one half ot It Is made1 tn > of "sot specches" that i , icmnik * ptepaied In advance and Intended fet cliculalion among tlio constituents of the "speakers. rullj 'JTpei cent , of the running debates , he savs , , aio Intended lor circulation also. It can leadlly be seen that if one-lnlf of the Kccoul Is cut down hj the exclusion of vvilt- ton speeches , iiuil " 2' > pet tout of the icniain- \\\K \ \ \ liall Is oxelmlcd on account of lib pie- pared nntuio , that the icslduum \ciysin.ill. . Then fioin this must bo taken the committee it'porls , the bills , petition1' , momoiinls. oxoeu- the communicationdepiitmcntul cones- pnndciico and a thousand and one othei things , leaving but \eiyllttlo matter to be pilntcd which was Intended In the design of the Congtosslonat Itocord. It is not at all likely , how ever , that the Kccoul will be abolished , foi , although it pro\csthi ( bane e > f uian > meinbcis , it is Iho jealous mistress of in.my moie , and is the piido ot a laice majority , who like to sco \\hat they j-ay produced c\ciy morning In that beautiful bold-faced minion on highly calenderedhitc book p.ipei nllatlho Government's e\pcn . Al though only about thiity copies ot the dally Uecoid nro dlstilbuted l > j each member It makes nn heirloom mid a tablet which neaily all like to lea\c to postcilty. KIM ) linAIUU ) C'O.Mim.sSVtr : . ' . There are a good many big hearted men in congiess , notwithstanding the tact that theio : ue scoies of stony heailcd ones. His not tine , as many people suppose , that long sei- \iee in the legislative hnllsot the national capital make men teehngioss. Some of the kindest and most chat liable and llbeial minded statesmen aie those who huvoscivcd longest. Hut it is true that if a new man comes in who r > ho\\s genial qualities lie is bo- selged by the hanueis on and is picjed upon until tlie stnfl ho Is made ot becomes known. .Mr. Willis ol Kentucky , who was dcle.xted for i e-elecl Ion because ho favored the contin uation ol Airs Thompson , thopostmisliess at Louisville , who is u icpubllcan. is one of God's noblemen to those who havu to inn against the stein men at the capltol dally. Jlo hastlui patience born of Job and that con sideration for n fellow man which charactei- 1/ed some oC Job's compatriots. Attei live jears of dally contact with Mr. Willis 1 ha\o jet to hear of the hist person who met with cnrtiioss or Incivility at his hands. Almost as much , It not quite , can bo said of Colonel Henderson , ot Iowa ; Judge Iloulf , of IVn- nesBec : Judge Kcaeau , of Tons : Judge Pajson , of Illinois ; General llrownu. of Indiana , and his coiilrore , Mr. Owen , who is loundlng up his Hist teiin. Mr , O\von up to a few \eats axe , was a minister , and suipiiscd a few jicoplo by cairjlng into the house of ic-pic.sonlatives all ot those Clnistlati impulses that ho oxeielbed In the pulpit , TheKev. J. H > att binitliwho was in the Foity-seventli eongiessfiom Brooklyn , and \\hodicd the other day , and whoso mem- oiy elicited so much eloquence nnd praise fiom the tongue of Talmage , wnsvery much the same thai ixetei ol man. Neither ho nor Mr. Owen announced by thcii manner tint they had been mlnlbti-is , even liom the moment the.v liist appealed upon thcflooi of the house , but It was plain that them was an unusual attractiveness about them even upon the slightest glance , biii.li men aio enabled to do much more bv keeping in obsctnity the piofc-sion they follow , as they weio enabled to make last tiiends and wield an Influence in all classes. When Messis. famltn and Ovvfin hrbt appealed in thcaiennol legisla- tois thPV vveie sought out by all the old hab itues ol the capilol who havu giiovanecs and mi.isuies , hut they soon leaned that thi"-u men had other missions nml weio as lirm In chaiactoras thosuot ! klndl } inclimtlons It isn't often thr > t am but intimate friends nnmonch ox-Speikei Randall. Mi Hewitt , Mi. Mmilbon , Mi. Bragg 01 a do/en othei men , ol haish tempi-lament. These make up thesteinci cinqs' , who never smile , and who novel ask jou to eomo again , and who do not imptcss one that there Is milk of human kindness uboiit tlm cnntol. Miit.li more in th u sam diicctlon could be said ol .Senatois Vest , L'dmunds , Heck. Tije , etc. Jlut theio lf > enough kindness in Mi Allison , ( ieneial Van Wii-k.Mi. Mitchell , ol Oiogon. ( iencial Havvlcy. Mi. bpnonut. Joe Iflackburn , and the patient Call , ol Hoi Ida logo all mound In the senate. in iir.riti's rs-coNri HI IIV.TH HUT. . Lxliaordlnai v ellorts me to bo put loith In thu lioiifo foi the consideiatlon ol Mr. lleiheit'h bill iclievlng e\-conli'deiates ot nil disabilities not made by tlio i-oiislitutlon. The revised Matuos ol the Hnitpd .States make coitaln dlhabllitii'S foi thO'-o vvhoseivrd in the contcdeiacy , the moil objectionable being the one prohibiting them tiom holding commissions in the legulai aimv of tlio Unltid . . Lieutenant 1' I' ' Mates. . . 1'owell. ot the Ninth cavaliy. Is tin * only man now hold ing a commission in the I 'lifted states aimy who was u soldier In the tonlideiliey. llu wasemib'cd ' totako this commission by an net of congiess si\ 01 fight \i-ars ago. Ho had worked himiclf up liom the iiinkstobo a sergeant nujoi , vvhhh 11 the highest giado a iKin-iommlssloiurt olllcei can hold. It is l'iUnd ( ( that the cncunibtamci Kiiiioiiiuilng his piomothm would w .11 rani coiign-ih in H- . llcvlng him ol his political dKibllluei- . U'hu Jlcilieit bill has long bt ( n hi'loic tlio lioii'O ronnuiltco on jndlciar } . lieleiilng to the piobabilltv "I tlio iwasuio bccomincra law , .Vir. John CarrnlUiael , of Viitilnla , the ntcompllbhed clerk of thu ( oniinlltee , who populai opinion like yields it iiitclllL'cntlj , hild thlsmoining : " 1 believe the bill will go through. Tim la-ool Lli > uteiiant 1'owellpiovoilhatlsfactoiy to the eoiinto , nnd It was us aggiavatlng to thu noith as oidlnaiy cases , I'owell now entries n yankro bullet In his ribs nnd n com- mhsioii in the nimv In his pocket. Xovv , 1 .seiVLdin tlio LonUduato aimy. 1.is.six 1 - teen vears old at thu llmu , and , idihoiuh I have lived longer nndei tno loiihtliiitlou of the t'lilltil States than I did uudei the con- lideraej , ] could not hold u commission in tlm a i my. " Undoubtedly the metsuio will arouse hiati'd debate , blinking up nil the lecllng en- gondeied dm Ing tlio w ar , but It has a majority In the house , In til ! piolnblllty. n.iJIHI.I ) HI I'lii'.t-r.v i AT n r s To one sitting in the irnlleilesof tliithouso of ii'pieM'iitatlvc , with nu t piclal lnteii < at In thu legislative proceedings ot that bed } , the tact btcomcs painfully Impressed that the mcmheis ot thu Torty-ninth conuroib ara i-ollfctlvely nn nnieimed If not a illstlnitly 111 bred bodvot men. Not only Is the tern , Mjimrn-jawed , trageillan-llku lace of the speaker constantly looking ami irowninu ut hisLonfit'rcsnnd calling out that the house bhall 1)0 In eider whieh looks uml com mands mo lecehul with the most indifferent attention but the peisonal habits ol the mi nority , If not of the majoiitj , of the chosen repieseutatUe.s ot thu pcoplo uro vulgar to u desreo simply astounding , The gauche and lll-nttingonditlonsof an ovcning du > M tie of wliitu hwn with n tweed suit , a icd nrtk- " * ; polled with blue , and like tihlalltle.s , perlnpd , ' , u < iuld not bo noticed , but when ion bro it man on his f tt hinioiiiided bslt > or seventy interested legl&iiU'M llttenlni : to liN iiutntivo oialoiv , calmly trjin t't i\5blst \ tlio\u'iit b > parim ; and ( leaning Ids niillb Ar. ' ' . mistaking the carj > ct lorn n pldori , ' , 01 con- v iitciUB all present tint lie h4h a ical or nf- fcctul ca e of catairh , the tiormallj sw > Mti\o prr oii cannot but notice and protest. It would , ] * jihaps , bo nut nttintr to refer to actions , a deal more uuulcasauK , bat thb statement must goon record : tlmt there Is no time when Iho hou o of representatives Is In session , that nt least 10 nor cent of the mcmbcis present nro not endeavorIng - Ing to poifoim that action with tlio bain digits , that the polite world eencrallv uses the handkeichiof feu. 'the optimist may ay that this crltlclMn Is a bit linioal and un kind of men who nio named to do their host In a legislative way lor the "common people , " and perhaps tno vvtllci would have avoided this comment if ho had not seen the same miserable behavloi Indulged In by an Impoitant fraction of the suventy-s\ | men who have been selected b > tlio state gov ernments. What lias been snld to occ'itr in the house mav bo seen nt nt any horn of any dav In the chamber of the most honoinblu bodv of icimtois. Mans of us smile , fiom that action of the mlmt tint makes ilslble- ne" < sg ( ) with snceilng. at thu Inqulrlts eon- cciulng whit lo do when olhei people are met , and seen , and talked with , and acted with , that one sees In the public ptlnt , bin those communications generally near date' ol oorno unhoaid ( d townorlitnulct , butvviienwo soothuveiv leadoisof oitrcountiv ollendtng against the mo t indlcal e'anous of conduct \vlilch civ ill/atlon has tauu'lit ns Is titling , it Is time tolomllv piotest Indeed. Hecaitsi- man Is noted , notorious 01 wmthful , his sins ai'alnst sweet deconcv should not bo. pel- milled to ptssunnoticed. Fiom i ntntglvon me the olhei day 1 am wniianted In s.ijlng that jou will sen a eeit.iln gentleman ome to his Icet In tliuhonso of representatives In thouarlv davs of thn Fillielh congress and ask that an apmounatlon bo undo foi the putcliaso of a thousand copies of the host book ot tlio inles ot civ Hired hunia'.i Intuicouiso , foi dhtnhution In the housu and senate , and coupled therewith the icquest that a committee bo named todetoimine which book of social laws shall be chosen. now UK srrrn.nri ) . 'Ono of thu must lemarkablo men I rvor knew. " snld an oastoin senator to daj , "was Mr. John M. Francis , ol Trov , New Yoik. 1'iancls was till leccntly. the United States minister to the coin t ol Athens , Lisbon and Vienna , and now piopiletor ot the Dally Times published at Troy. Mr. Fianels was bom In Sleiiben county , N. Y. , in Ib-M. His parents were not pom but rc'spoctablo , as has been said of the progenltois of so many of otn noted men , though they wore by no means wealthy 01 aristocratic in thcii eli- eumstaneos 01 tendencies. Ills Ulliei vvas In ooiutoitablecncuiustaneos , ov-ned a good Inrm In bteuben county , and added to his in come by doing occasional jobs of land oiii- vejimrfoi Ids ncighboihood.s , ho being an expert with tlm chain and cumpiss. "John M. was ono of a Umllj of nlno chlldien , loin bojs and live gills. Hu did not take klndlv to laimlng oi to a country life , anil went to Canndalgua , w heio he ap prenticed himself to John 11. llahn , piourle- toi of tlio Ontario Messengci , lei the pmposo of leal n Ing tlm piintliig trade. He leniafned tliore till bin time was out. when his fatlier induced him toietinn to the farm , by pinmis- Ing ( dm that It should become ids it ho took cue ol the lather and mothci while they lived. "The young mm tiled the business for some time , but ho could not content himself witli such a life , and finally told his father to ghu his Interest in the farm to hishiotlier A mold , and lot him go out Into ( lie w idu world to seck his own foi- tuue. The old ccntlem.in leluclantly con sented , and John SI. leturnod to C.inandai- gua to vvoilc at ills hade. "Somewhere about this peilod of his life he became connected witli lleniv O'ltolly in buihlinc tclc-giaph lines , Aflci the failure ot O'Uullj hu "joined" It awhile , woiklng at a case in the Jsovv York Herald and othei ollicosof moie oriels note. While In Canan- dalgua ho saw nn advertisement slating that the [ n omit ten of tlio Wnyno County senti nel , published at Palmvia , Nf. v. , was In want of an editor , Young Francis dolei- mined to apply f&r the place , and consulted \vlth hlb foiniei omplo > er , Mr. llahn , as to the propriety ot his dolni : so. He was even then .so joiiut ; that Mr. llahn told him that If ho should let his pioposcd cm ploy ei know his icnl ago he would not give him the posi tion he coveted. Nevertheless ho made ap plication and seemed tlio place. How loner ho lemaincd at Palmjta I do not know , but ho afterwards filled a journeyman's place in tlio Now York Heiald oilico and othei olll- ees. In those positions , ns In all othois in .vhichho has since been placed In his busy lifp , ho won the lospect ol all with whom ho tame in contact , vvhcthci emplojcrs or fel low eruploj cs. "Willie vvoiking away at his ease he , by some means , learned that the ollice of the Tioy Uudget vvas toi sale. Hu at once pro posed lo a veiling friend of his to buy tlio Budget , lock and stock , bob and sinkci , though neither of them had much moans. His fiicnd nt once assented , and negotiations wore opened with thu ovvnei , oi tuc Iludgct , and by means of business cheek , fail promises and a chattel moilgatie the > scented possession of the ol lice. ' 1 hey contlnutd in business lei some time , vv lien Francis bccamo dissatisfied , and sold his inteiost to his partner. This vvas the turning point ot Fianeis' life. Hu looked tlie novvspipei situation ovei at Tioy , and be came satlsnod that a now dally llieiu would le a fiiecoss. Hu applied to ono ol his I lotheisaiid bouowid feluo Horn him. With that small sum in his pocket ho we'll , to a IvpMoiiiiderlu Xow Yoik City nnd told him that hu wanted an outlil lot adtlly papei , to be published at tlio tin iv ins little city ol Tioy , staling fianklv tlial lie could only pay ? 100 down on it. Ho described the situation at Tiolo the foundei , onlaigod upon the possi bilities ot success , and made such a lav m able show inc Unit the foundei ayiocd to let him have what ho wanted. In a short turn * tlicio * alicr the fitstnumliei of tlie Tioy Dally Times made Us Hppenrance. Its jnung piopilctoi tliiew Into his business all lij | cneigy , in- dusiiv and talents , and ids journal piou-d a success liom tliobiiiit. "tn building tip his loilunos ho has been most ably seconded bj his amiable wile. As an instance oi hei co-optiatlon Mi. Finncls was at ono lime elected eitv clerk , llu at tended all Iho mtetiiiL'S ot the city council , kept aceuiiitu minutes ol then pincrcdingH , took I he in home and his vv lie cngiossed f hem in n maniiei thiil would liavo donu ciedlt ( o Hie best seilbe In the countiy. "As an indication ot tlio foicsLht of Mi. Fianeis , nsa business man , and ol thu high esteem in which ho held his wlic , who has pioven hersell to bun helpmate nil thiougli tlieli wedded life , as boon as ho had cleau-d oil all his debts he detui mined fo sot oil tohei one-thlid ol all Ids iiuomo. This lusolution ho rellglouMv eaiiiul out , until Mis 1 lane s became vvoilh , In hei own name- , some -gioo.uoo en you.OOJ , whhh she has Invested and managed just as she pleased and without inteileieneoon his put. " 'Ihiough thu giovvIh ot his paper , and bc- caiisuoftliu nbilitv manifested in its edltoi- ial columns -Mr. Fianois bccamo known all ovei the Umpire state as ono of thu bilghtcst leaders o | tlio lupublhiiin theiool ; his ( ouiisc-I vvas uagu.ly sought in ovciyomer- genej ami his udvao can led gnat weight iu .shaping tlio poliev ol tlio piily , and In tlm election ol its candidates. His appointment b > diant to Atliniihwascmipledvvlth a ptoiu- IhothalMi I'l.inels should bu promoted to a higher giadu in tliu diplomatic hctvlco as soon as an opportunity ollend , Subsc qiientlv hu was tiaiisleirod to tno court of Lisbon bv I'losident Ailhui , A few months aftei he was ] iiomoted by Mi. Aithiir and m.ulo mlnlstei plenipotentiary at tliu court ot Vienna , whenho ) icnmined until his suc cessor was appointed by President Cleve land , Ilu filled all thesuhlgh positions with honor to himself and great credit to Ills conn- tij. Neither in his pilvatu carec-i noi his imbllc caiaclty | has unjthin , ' evei occuiud that has caused a Hiulicli upon Ills honoi , era a nt.iln upon his chaiactei. llu is unlvcihilly esteemed bj thosu who know him ; and thosu who know him best esteem him most. "Mr , Francis li.is novel nut with hut ono set back. Tlmt occurred In 1W5.J , about thu time ot the dinft riots. Thu Tioy Times was for tliu thoioiuh prosecution ot tlm war , and it lucked nn Hie war nnasiiies of Presi dent Lincoln wltli nil Iho vim and pcnvei it could command , The conscqiinncu vvas that U inclined nil thu nialicu and hatred of the copperheads of that nut ol thi'tinplrontaio. 'I 'lib hailed linallj culminated In a draltiiot , dining the progress of which the Times ollliu was gutlrd the tjpos , pusses , c-iu . being nlti lied Into thebtitsct. Howevei.Mr FianelK Inouglit suit against thu clt > ami locoveied damages. " P. b. JUui , Niw VOIIK , Die. ii1) . 'Iho shiipiuont of Chrihtmtis pickles to this 111 } was MI gC ( it that llwy coulil not bu dcllvcrtd by thupx- urfot' uuuanies , who have neailv one mil lion ) > apkage3 on hand , nnny uaieels con taining pelishable alilele ; , Tlm superin tendent o.f police to-day issued an imlci p < i- mlttlng the fompauliw Ki deliver i to-uioirovr containing such nrlkles. UNDER A DEEP WHITE 1IABTLB Germany EDJOTS Holitli ) Week With a Heavy Fall of Snow , KAISER WILLIAM'S CHRISTMAS , How llorllnors Spout the OUT nt OhitrohcH and Thenteis The New Woi kinou's lloinn A Stoninof Iturticd. t < Kris Krlimlc's Dny. JWM l > v ttints Unnlun H \ Hutt tv. Dec. ' . ' " . . | Nu\v Yoik IlotaldCablo -ypcclal lo the Hi r.l Christmas week wan ushered in by hoav.v snow totius which cov eted thu whole ot Itciimnv with their i-oft white mantle I'lomeven. side rime slot let of snowed up tiams and belated tiavelors. berne ellli's Dtc'sdon , for instaiico wcio almost cut oil from Ihooutu vvotld for several - oral ( lav * , while even Itotlln had dlulculty tn communicating vvllh the otliei l urupcan cap itals. B In the Thuigarlen. vvheio nothing hns been done to ch'ar it awa > , the snow Is Ijtng ovei a foot deep. The pmmcnndo I'nter elcr Linden and till the gtcat Mtccls of lierlln seemed paved vvllh gliltcilng cijstals ; the Tanneiiuaumo , In the nnitkut places nnd at the street conicis weto heavy with snow llakrs , and the air Idled with the cheery sound of sleigh and dio-eky bells. A run : caunciics. The Uerlin cliuiches , Ihcateis and blor ballon have boon equally ciowdcd this week. ' Sonsonableseimon's woie preached at the Nlcolalk-ltche. the rctilUliohe , the Dum ami the othei ugly but sacied edieleos on Clnibt- mas eve , but had a less joyful tone than usual , and , In sovctal instances , weio studded with solemn allusions to thotioubks and disisters which nmv visit Kinopu befoto anothci Cluistmas Is lung in. AI nn. inr.Aii ns. Christmas novelties at llm licilln theaters aio few nnd far between. "The Mikado , " M usual , has snllieod to till Krall's theafei. Anew now foni-nel comedy entitle * ) "Gold Kischo. " by Frati7 von Sclioentlian and Oustav Kad- ellmrg , waspioduccd at ( lie Doutschu thea- tei , and Mllloeckei's "Vieu Admiral , " hav ing exhausted ils | ) opuaiity ! , Is replaced at the Frledilch vVllholm's htadtlsclies tlieatcr by the levival of Stnnss' meiiy "Xigeunci- baion. " lint the most inteicsflng diamatle featute of the week , pciliaps , at the Deutches theatoi , Is the pioitiictlon ot Kail Wcidei's veision of "Macbeth , " with Di. I'lihl In tno lolo of the Thane ot Coweler and Josef ] CaIn ? as Macdulf. At the Ylctoiia theatoi tliu management has piovided a tally extinvaganza combin ing. in a thiilllng plot. "Jack , the Giant Killei , " "Tom Thumb" and "Culllvcr'a Travels , " In twelve coigeous tableaux. i > .Uy talcs and romances sec.m to have no charm for the sclenilSc elilldten of vaterland. Just t'tTo adults and ono Infant were In the Vic toria balcony to day. nine peisons , chiefly deadheads , in the stalls , the rust of the andl- enco consisted of about iuventv-hvogallciy enthusiasts , nil of w liom had been let In at half juice. JJOVAI.TY'S CIIHISTVIAP. . Tno kaiser nnd kaiseioin.spe.nt a peaceful , pious Christmas day iu the bosom of their family. In the morning they attended divine - vine services wltli the princess at the palace in the so railed ' 'balcony hall , " which wns tompoiaiily tiansfoimcd Into n chapel. In the afternoon all metngain lonnd the dinner table nt the ciown piinco's mlaco , the kaiser looking pictly well as ho drove across the way to thu lioli appaicnt. In tlio evening ; the kaisci vvont to tlie opera. now ntsMAitCK ciii.nitATni : ) . Another notable lamllj gatherlinj occurred to day nt Tiled Itlchsciuh , where Prince Itlsmarck Rat down to dinner with I'llinc s IJismaick and Ids two sons , Heibert and \\lllielm. 'Ihc table and sldcboaid gioaned beneath the weight ol elf Is sent by the ehancclloi'.s countless admlieid. Among them weio the usual offeiings ot cheese , beer and gaum fiom the ehancolloi's iif-tic nelgh- bois , the most of wlilch woru dead sea fruit to thu gieat man , vvlio hits hardly recovcied fiom his recent illness and Is obliged to bo circful. AMI IIICANS DID. Ameihan pllgiims heio did their best to foigct theii uxlle. On Chilstmas eve , about midnight , thoio was u goodly American inuslei at a hospllablu tivbllng pl.ico Untec don iiinden. 'ihuhcaitiisof rresldent Clevev land and Iho kaiser weio diimk with tlircn times tlncc and a llgci which was followed bj a spliitcd rnndoiing of tlio "Mai Spangled Unmet" and "Auld Lang Sj ne , " led by the .New York "Mikado11 company. 'i in : I'ooi : nrvii'Miiinii'ii. Xot woio Iho IKIOI , the hick , nnd the dead fofgotton to-day , There weio Clulstmaa beivlcesand lomns , nnd Clnlstnm dlnnera In nnny lieilln hospitals and nsjliims , vvhllu in the ccmcteilcs hniulieds of .sad-ojed * inotheis inlihl Imve been seen serailnu'away ) tlm snow liom tlio ginves of Ihcii Iltth ones , decking them wltli roses , ied and while' , nnd tinj Chilstmas tiecs to keep their inenioi } gieen , f ( oj i/i / tulit IMi Ini lumen liinilun llettnttt.'l Miti shi.i s , Dec. ai [ Now Yoilr Herald C.ihlo-Spoclnl to the Hi i..J To-day the fl socialists innti. mated heiu a vast vvoiklii ) ; man'b lumie , ( onslstlng ol a bakeiy , mcetlii looms , a coopcirdlvo beei biewoiv , a triocoiy nd meat stoics , on Iho model of Ihu "Ncs- i ult" In Client , which has done much foi tlie ) pto iess of socialistic ideis in I'landeis , homo three thousand toclalints pntnded the hlnets wltli ml H.IRH nnd I'lnjgliin caps , binglng thu Mai.-elllaKe , At Ihu woiking man's homo some fipcec lies woio delUeied , hoel.iliht 15uitiaiidsijlngVolakotipour ; \ ahodu bout until wo JMO able to tuiii tlio king's pilaco Into an abode for old nnd dls- abhd workmen. " There weiu no illbtmb- ances nnd no attempt by the polled to Inter- lCH' . Slonmcr MIIIIIH nl Sen , [ Oijiyr/u/if / / ; sv , hii Junim ( iiirtlim llinnctt.l LONDON , Die. ' . " ; [ is'ow York Heiald Cablo-hpe-elal to thu I5i i : I-A cable-gram Horn Maitlnlquu fetates that thu Tionch mall } hteamci La Tianco pissed hero and tdgnahd , * - J wniloat sea , that a Iliu had bioken out on board. Thu malU VVLIO loit. 'Jhuoiiro no liiitliei piitlcml.usol Iho occuncncr. IP Iho C/ar H.IH LOMIOV , Dec tti 'Iho Vionim corro hpomleiit of the Times MVS that Austrian hlatebiiicit cleclaio that Ihu maintenance uft peocu Is cntln ly dependent upon the actions of thoc/.ai , nnd as ho dilnks , delliium tie * men s may at any moment eauvi I Im to com- nilt an act of lollj whhh would piec'ipitalet vv.n. AiistilamiiHi buiiaiU lei hitch aeon- tliuenuy , Tha IVsthei Llojd havB thu o/.uV fi'-irsof nihlistrtaroi ! < xessivc ( ) and hei IH hiisjiic'loiia of cvciybody vntli whom ha comes in ( oiilnct , includiiin' eu'h his owu wjlo and ehlldien , lo l.i'iiti * . Hi 1:1 : iv , . ri.The Fiaukfoit Xcllung R-tjh iliairi lut nber ol ( oc'hUisj. , liuliulluif II ( rr haUor , memUn uf Uio ic'hhst.i' , havu lic'en warned to leave the ( tlbtilct iialudcU lu Ihc'btato of bli'gc by Tuesday.