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NOTES OP THE TIMES.
^-"LITT LE Joe Davis,~sjpn of Jeff Davis,
died at Richmond during the War, and
a fund is being Taised in that city for
the perpetual embellishment of his
MESSRS Chew, Swallow, and Hunger
ing were recently guests at a San Fran
cisco hotel, while Messrs. Fish, Bacon,
Plum, and Cooke were located at anoth
er house. The hotels should have pool
ed their guests.
IT is reported that the sum of $200,-
000,000 is due from England to France
under the treaty of Nov. 20, 1815. A
committee of the chamber of deputies
is now investigating the subject with
the view of demanding payment.
CHARLES CROCKER, the Southern Pa-
cific magnate, has tired of life in New
York, and will soon reoccupy his ele
gant residence on Nob Hill, San Fran
Cisco. In May his daughter Battie will
wed a Mr. Alexander of New York.
SENATOR JON ES of Nevada is again
rapidly pushing to the front rank of
millionaires. His mines in Alaska are
proving much richer than heretofore
represented, and the stock is now pay
ing a dividend of 300 per cent a year.
THE American Grocer says: "I is
growing more and more the custom
to have deeds, contracts, and valuable
documents printed on a type-writer
in aniline ink. This is a great mistake
Decause in a few years they are sure to
JOHN MCCARTHY is the oldest boot-
black in New York, having occupied a
stand near the Astor House for twenty
eight years. has over $20,000 in
bank and will soon retire and do duty
as a shining example of the virtues of
industry and economy.
^SALESWOMEN in a great many shops
in Philadelphia are prohibited from
fine dressing. In one establishment
the girls are requested to dress in
black. In another dark colors, blue
brown, or black, are requested, and
ich jewelry is not permitted.
IN Philadelphia a church organizat
ion is trying to raise money enough to
build a church by means of a lottery.
The promoters are selling tickets at 50
cents, and there are fifty prizes to be
drawn, from a $500 government bond
and a handsome rosewood piano down
to prizes of little value.
DURING the recent burial of an Indian
near Umatilla, Cal., a "medicine man,"
known as "Old Tom," was shot and
instantly killed by another Indian.
The assassin is a brother of the Indian
who was being buried, and he believed
the "medicine man" had exerted an
evil spirit over hi& brother, causing his
A LITTLE son of T. J. Folds, of
Hawkinsville, Ga. went to his traps the
other day and found three partridges,
and, taking them out, pulled then
heads off. One of the headless part
ridges flew away and could not be
found, and the astonished boy went
flome with three heads and only two
MRS. AMANDA SYKES, of Edmonton,
Ga., has a goose which for the past
years four has begun to lay for the season
on on the day that corn-planting was
commenced on the place. No matter
whether the day was in February or in
March, the goose began laying each
year on the very day that they com
menced planting corn.
O NE of the most eccentric rich men
new York City is the venerable Ben
jamin Richardson. He is said to be
worth $2,000,000 or more but lives in
a small tumbled-down house in Harlem.
He holds a mortgage for $500,000
against one of the most promineut insur
ance companies in the city. M. Richard
son owns the historic Washington coach,
which he lets out whenever there is a
demand for this Revolutionary relic.
THADDEUS STEVENS received his
first nomination for Congress through
device of turning forward the hands
of a clock. The delegates to the nom
inating convention were chosen by
ballot, and one of Stevens' friends
urned the clock ahead sufficiently to
shut out the votes of five men who
would have given the nomination to A.
Herr Smith in sterd of the great com
BISH OP WILLI AM TAYLOR, now on a
mission to Africa, was formerly a suc
cessful streetpreacher in San Francisco.
Writing to a friend in that city he be
wails the indisposition of his brethern
to engage in African mission work, and
adds: "If bj' any possibility Jesus
should lead an expedition into the re
gions of perdition and invite me to go
with him, I should feel that He eonfer
ed great honor upon me and step into
the line at once."
HISTORY O THE WEEK.
The jury in the case of Schwartz and
Watte-on trial at Morris, 111., forthe murder
of Kellogg Nichols, the Rock Island Ex
press messenger were escorted to churh.on
Sunday last, and the clergyman, Rev. Dr.
Axtell, preached upon the Power of Little
*Things. Before the astonished congregation
or the jury could realize it, he was in the
midst of an address upon the importance of
apparently trivial circumstances when
rightly viewed. As the train robber convic
tion depends largely upon circumstantial
evidence the surprise was great, but Dr.
Axtell proceeded to tell how a celebrated
criminal had once been convicted after long
years by a tell-tale scrap of paper. A torn
check figures largely in the Rock Island
case, and much feeling was expressed after
the services at the singular remarks of
the preacher. The attorneys for Swartz
and Watt will demand anew trial for their
clients on the ground of undue influence
upon the jury if the prisoners are con
The Cincinnati Price Current has
published its 38th annual statement of pork
packing in the West. The total winter
packing ~m the West is 6,349,000 hogs,
against 6,298,495 last year. The average
weight of hogs is 7 67 pounds lighter than a
year ago. The aggregate production is
estimated at 55,390 less than last year at
same average weight. The yield of lard is
1.69 pounds per hog lighter. The production
of mess pork ehows a reduction of 156,939
barrels. The lard product equals 17,887
tierces less than last year. (Stocks of meats
on hand March 1, were 37,127 000 pounds
less than a year ago, and a reduction of
14o.b69 barrels of pork and 51,344 tierces of
lard in the comparison packing for the
summer season ending Nov. 1 was 5,644,003
hogs or 679,431 more than in 1885.
At the city election in Chicago on
the 5th, the Carter Harrisonsocialistic
combine was defeated by a union of Re
publicans and Democrats upon the ticket
nominated by the Republicans with John
A. Roche tor Mayor. The total vote for
Mayor, was Roche, Rep., 51,089 Nelson,
socialist, .2.847 Roche's majority 28,241.
The labor party elected one alderman in
the 5th ward and the Democrats their can
didate for alderman in the second ward.
The Democratic candidate for assessor in
the North Town was elected, with these
exceptions the Republicans elected all their
During the pitchy darkness of the
night of April 2nd, fire broke out in the Ho
tel Del Monte, at Monterey, California, and
in three hours the chimnies were all that
remained of the palace structure. The ho
tel was supplied with ample hi apparatus
but it was found the waterworks had been
tampered with and the hose with which
each floor was supplied was useless. All
tbe guests were got out in saf 3ty but with
nothing but their night garments. The
loss including the luggage of the guests ex
ceeds a million and a lialf of dollars.
Tarleton Steele, a colored man, on
the last Sunday morning of March, near
Montgomery, Alabama, struck his wife on
the head with an ax handle, killing her al
most instantly. He then took the body and
carried it off to a lonely place in the woods,
a mile from home, threw it in a gully, piled
straw on it, then poured kerosene oil on
the heap and set fire to it Suspicion had
been aroused and neighbors searched the
woods and found the remaining portions
of the body. The murderer was captured
a id made a full confession.
In the United States Circuit Court at
Chicago, on Monday, Judge Gresham ap
pointed as the successor of Judge Cooley,
Gen John McNulta, of Bloommgton, 111.,
to be receiver of the Wabash railway lines
lying east ot the Mississippi river. Gen. Mc
Nulta is a lawyer. He at one time had con
trol of the narrow gauge road running from
St. Louis to Toledo, having been recom
mended lor that trust by the late Judges
David Davis and Treat. He is said to have
managed the affairs of that corporation
Capt. A. M. Smith, was plowing
upon his farm two miles from Franklin,
Texas, March 31, when some one came
stealthily upon him and fired a load of
buckshot into his back, killing him instantly
The assassin then emptied another load of
shot into the head ot his victim, tearing
out his eyes and horribly mutilating his
face. J. F. Fulton, a neighbor, against
whom Smith had obtained judgment for a
small amount, has been arrested for the
crime. His boots fitted the tracks about
At Frankfort, Ky., the Court of
Appeals has overruled the petition for a re
hearing in the case of John J. Cornelson's
vs. the commonwealth. This is Corne son's
last resort to evade the punishment decreed
against him for assaulting with a cowhide
Judge Richard Reid, Mount Sterling,
May, 1884 Reid, it will be remembered,
afterward committed suicide. The verdict
of the lower court was a fine ot 1 cent and
costs and confinement in the county jail for
On Tuesday last, L. De Saulniers
organist of St. Peter's Church, Lewiston
Me., his wife, a child of three, and a babys
and Mr. Morton were poisoned by whisky
containing wine of coichicum, sold De
Saulniers by mistake by Dr. Lerfuge, who
was in charge of a drug store in the absence
of the proprietor. De Saulniers died Sunday
His wife's condition is critical. The other,
Official reports from Valparaiso state
there are only a few isolated cases of
cholera at that port and but few at Santaigo
de Chili. There has been no cholera on the
coast north of Valparaiso. A strict quaran
tine is enforced at all Pacific ports notwith
standing that it is officially reported that
the cholera is confined and is diminishing in
Ninety of the 300 contractors and
employing carpenters of Chicago agreed to
the terms demanded by the carpenters
union, 35 cents an hour and eight hours to
constitute a day, but the men say they will
not return to work until at least a majority
of the employers agree to their terms.
The railroad coal operators of the
Pittsburgh district, who ship to Western
points, have formed an association for the
maintenance of a uniform selling price of
coal. Eightv per cent, of the firms shipping
west, and representing $12,000,000 capital,
have joined the pool.
A gang of burglars who realized
130,000 as the fruit of several robberies in
Hall and Worth counties, Ga., turn out to
be the men engaged in the Cleveland, Ohio,
fur store robbery, and who afterward mur
dered Detective Hulhgan at Ravenna, in
rescuing one of their number.
For twelve hours on Monday, April
4, the heaviest snow storm of the season,
accompanied by a fierce northwest wind,
prevailed all over the upper Michigan
peninsula. From 15 to 18 inches ot snow
tell on the level and trains on all roads were
The latest returns from Michigan
show the election of the Republican state
ticket, by about 10,000 plurality. The dezero.
feat of the prohibition constitutional
amendment is claimed by 5,000 to 15,0J(.
The salary amendment" carried by a
The Pacific coast steamer Mexico,
1,341 tons, six years old and valued at
1300,000, plying between Victoria, B. 'C,
and San Francisco, is a total wreck in the
Gulf of Geogia, on the reef where two
other vessel* were recently wrecked.
The Republicans of Michigan
claimed the success of their state ticket at
the election Monday, and the adoption of
the anti-liquor amendments to the State
constitution, but no definite figures could
be given Tu day morning.
The Little Rock & Fort Smith
railway has passed into the hands of Jay
Gould and active work on the extension of
the line is to uegin at once The road is to
be extended from Van Buren to Fort Gib
son, Cherokee Nation.
A saw mill boiler, at Mill Creek, a
short distance from Cincinnati,' Ohio,'explo-
ded Monday morning and struck a river
shanty boat in falling, instantly killing Mrs.
Lizzie Grant. Four emploves in the mill
were all hurt.
At Chicago, during a high wind
Monday, one of the walls of a four story
brick'building, which had not been enclosed
,blew down wrecking the structure and
smashing a frame building adjoining.
Six thousand five hundred carpenters
employed by the various contractors ,and
shop owners at Chicago, ceased work on
Monday, owing to disagreement in regard
to hours and compensation.
At Ligonier, Ind., on the night of the
3rd and 4th, property of the value of $16,-
000 burned the losses being borne by ten or
twelve persons and firms. The cause of the
fires is unknown.
At Cincinnati, Ohio, on Monday, over
one thousand carpetters struck for 9 hours
and $2.80 a day and eight hours on Saturday
It is said the last demand is the one employ
ers refuse to yield.
At Cincinnati, Ohio, the Republicans
elected their Mayor, Amor Smith, and en
tire City ticket, the Labor party ranking
second and the Democrats forming the
On Sunday Policeman O'Brien at
Chicago was shot and fatally wounded by a
tough named Timothy Grady whom he was
trying to arrest. Grady is under arrest.
At Minneapolis, Kansas, April 5,
Mrs. Lucy Johnson, wife of Associate
Justice Johnson of the state supreme court
was elected to the board of education.
At the municipal election at Cleve
land, Ohio, the Democrats elected the entire
city ticket April 4, gaining as well a
majority of the board of aldermen.
Fire which broke out in a shoe shop
at 4 a. m., on the 3rd, at Clarksville, Tenn.,
destroyed twenty-four buildings, with an
aggregate loss of $250,000.
The steamer Sargosa, Capt. Miller,
from Baltimore for Port Antonio, foundered
at sea 350 miles north of Watling Island.
The crew were all saved.
Serious drouths are reported from
nearly every county in Texas, affecting
agricultural as well as live stock interests.
The reports from the winter wheat
belt of the country show that the crop is in
good condition and promises well.
The Cincinnati newspapers appear
without any railroad "ads," and will here
after pay their fares
Toledo, Ohio, elected the Repub
lican city ticket at the Monday election.
At Kansas City, Mo., the Repub
licans elected their entire city ticket.
IN THE JEAST.
A furious storm and gale swept ovt,r
the New England coast Saturday afternoon
and evening and it was reported that the
Cunard steamer Scythia, with 800 people
on board, went ashore oil Scituate, Mass, 6
miles from Minot's Light. Owing to the iu
ry ot the storm, which interrupted telegraph
communication, up to 'i\ 30 a. m. Sunday,
nothing definite had been learned of the
late of the steamer and it was impossible to
send out wrecking steamers. During all
the night from early evening a furious
storm prevailed throughout New England,
the wind blowing from 40 to 80 miles an
hour and from 8 to 12 inches of snow falling.
It happily turned out that the report
regarding the Scythia being wrecked was
erroneous, the gallant Cunarderhaumg out
ridden the storm, the only damage being 48
hours delay and the great anxietv awakened
for her safety. She landed at 5 "p. m., Sun
day, at Boston harbor.
Heavy snows prevailed throughout
Nova Scotia during the last days of March,
completely demoralizing inter-colonial rad
road traffic. A Halifax telegram of the 30th
states: Another storm raged last night be
tween Camp Bellton and St. Flavie, greatly
retarding the work of clearing the road.
Hundreds of men are engaged ploughing
and shoveling through the snow, but it is
hard to predict when their task will be com
pleted. The train which left Quebec Fri
day with mails and passengers lor England
is still stuck in the snow In some portions
the snow is many feet deep and blows back
on the track as last as removed.
The New York Mail & Express says
that Father Curran, the former assistant
pastor of St. Stephen's Church?" has been
sent to the monastery at Hoboken for 10
days penance, because he oke at the Mc
Glynn meeting at Joneswood and was on
the platform of the Academy of Music last
Monday night during Dr. McGlynn's address
on ''Cross of the New Crusade It was
stated at the Archiopiscopal palace that
Father Curran's punishment was for coun
tenancing a suspended priest who was in
contumacy to the head of the church.
At New Haven, Conn., on the 1st
about 350 painters, comprising the painters
union went out on a strike because of the
refusal of the bosses to concede shorter
hours of labor and pay for overwork. The
plumbers, gas and steam fitters also went
out on a strike. They number about fifty
Their demand is for shorter hours, pay tor
overturn, and double pay on holidays.
At Ingersoll, Ont., on the 4th, a
milldam was torn open by a freshet and a
tenement house occupied by four families
was swept away by the flood and wrecked.
John Bowman and his daughter, a young
man named McLean, and a child whose
name is unknown were drowned, and a
man named Laird and his daughter are
At Reading, Pa., during Monday
forenoon, 4th inst., a large quantity *f
dynamite used for blasting and stored a
frame shanty on tbe outskirts of the city
exploded. Andrew Lusti had both legs
broken off and will die. Two Italians were
fearfully injured, one having his body torn
open. Samuel Wertz was also badly hurt.
Secretary Loeffler, of the Western
Window Glass Association, at Pittsburgh,
states that the manufacturers would posi
tively refuse to grant the demands ot the
mixers and teasers for a 10 per cent advance
in wages. The men claim that the recent
advance on glass entitles them to an in
Officers of the Utiea police force ar
rived at the suspension bridge, N V., and
later left with Charles O'Rorke, the sus
pected express robber, and his wife. A
large Colt's revolver and a mask were
found in his possession. O'Rourke says he
is a native of Texas and a cowboy by pro
A St. Albans, Vt., dispatch of March
30, says: The worst blizzard since 1869
prevailed throughout lower Canada todav,
and placed an embargo upon railroad
traffic between north New England and
Canadian points. The temperature is near
The wind is blowing a terrible gale.
The workmen at the ruins of the
Richmond House fire, in Buffalo, N. Y.,
found portions of a charred human body en
tirely beyond recognition. The remains
were taken out in pieces and put in a box.
It is thought to be the dead body of Mark
Osborne, the day clerk.
The report is confirmed of the loss of
the steamer Eagle on the shoals near
Funk island, Buena Vista bay, Nova
Scotia, and there is nothing to show that
any of the 250 on board were saved. The
indications point to a boiler explosion as
the cause of the calamity.
A party of sealers went from the
shore of the channel on the west coast of
Newfoundland on a sealing expedition.
The ice moved seaward, carrying the men
with it. Two bodies have been recovered
from the ice floe. The men had been
frozen to death.
Two freight trains collided at Bolivar,
Pa., on the 4th, and two cars of cotton
fire and burned. The road was blocked
hours by the wreck and the loss
by the Pennsylvania company was quite
It is ascertained $hat the loss by the
Express robbery on the train near Utica,
N. Y., on the 30th ult., -was $3,000. The Ex
press messenger was shot through the upper
part of the right arm, the ball passing
around the shoulder, making an uelJv
On the 1st insfc,f*at
a meeting of
Pennsylvania coaLminers-at Jrwin,.Ea., the
proposition of the coal company to pay 60c.
per ton for mining for one year was ac
cepted under protest.
At Everson, Pa., March 31, the Vance
House and-two buildings a 1 joining burned.
The people in the hot'l escape safely,
though greatly frightuned. Loss 12,008.
At Boston, Mass., Maich 30, at a
meeting of the directors of the Union
Pacific road President Adams and the
former efficers were re-el icted.
John G. Saxe, the poet died at
Albany, N. Y. Mjrch 31. The interment
of his remains will take place at Green
wood, in Brooklyn.
The Pennsylvania R. R.. on its New
York and Pennsylvania divisions lights
and heats its passenger cars by electricity.
By a boiler explosion, March 31, in
Nagle's boiler works, at Erie, Pa., three men
were scalded to death.
The New Jersey senate has passed
the bill giving women the right to vote at
Gov. Green of New Jersey, has re
nominated Henry C. Kelsey as secretary of
In the general Land Office at Wash
ington the whole number of land entries of
all kindsjiending March 19,1887. was110,898
received during the week 9,068" examined
and recommended for patents for the week
ending March 26, 308 contests pending
March 19, 845 remaining undecided, 8,603
private land claims pending at beginning of
the week. 112 donation claims pending, 173.
Some cases dating from the foundation of
the government are still pending that is,
action can be taker on them In Louisiana
alone the number of confirmed private
claims and donations is estimated at 10,000,
ot which some 1,200 have received final
action in the land office. The number of
land grant railroads 79, involving 197,203.-
807 acres the number of land grant wagon
roads 7, involving 3.276,o83 acres: acres of
and selected under the several swamp
land grants since 1849 to March 26,1S87, 74,-
424,426 acres patents to the several states
under the swamp land acts, including in
demnity patents to March 26, lft87, 56,740,
849 amount of indemnity for money for
swamp lauds allowed the several states to
March 26,1887, $1,41)8,032 number of acres
indemnity certificates,, to March 26, 1887,
Joseph H. Bradley, a noted lawyer
of Washington, D. died on the 3rd, aged
84 years. He was counsel for Mrs. Surrat,
and for conduct during the Lincoln assassi
nation trials was disbarred by the presiding
Judge on the charge of disloyalty, but was
restored six years later. An episode his
career was his marriage with Mary Harris,
a treasury clerk, who shot and killed
another treasury clerk named Burrows,
who, under promise of marriage, conspired
her ruin Bradley secured the acquital of
his client, and afterward married her.
April 1, President Cleveland ap
pointed Martin V. Montgomery, of
Michigan, to be associate justice of the
supreme court ot the District of Columbia,
to succeed Justice McArthur, retired. Mr.
Montgomery is a resident of Lansing, Mich
and entered political life in 18.0, leing
elected to the state legislature as a Demo
crat. He was a delegate to the St. Louis
national convention 1876, and his appoint
ment as commissioner of patents was one of
the first of importance made by President
The Intner-State Commere Commis
sion met at Washington, March 3i and took
the oath of office Upon motion of Col. Mor
rison, Judge Cooley was unanimously
chosen chairman of the Commission. The
commissioners called upon President Cleve
land at the White House, The organization
ill be completed April 1, by the selection of
a secretary. It is said that at an early day
the commission will decide upon the long
and short haul provision of the act as ft ap
plies to the railroads east of the Mississippi
river, south of the Ohio and west of the Po
Messrs. Fairchild and Maynard, the
newly appointed Secretary and Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury held an im
promptu reception, Friday atternoon More
than 1,0 0 treasury employes called to ex
tend congratulations. Telegrams or notes
of congratulation were received from mem
bers of the cabinet, from congressmen and
from a number of promment public men of
New York state and elsewhere. Telegrams
announced that Cazenovia and Bovina, the
homes of the new appointees, were in a
state of jubilee. Both officials received
handsome floral tributes.
There can be no doubt that the wife
of Secretary Fairchild will make her mark
in Washington society. She is a most
charming and cultivated woman of retiring
manners and great dignity of character, and
one whom it will be a pleasure to meet as
the first lady of the cabinet.
The reports that reach this side make
it seem as if ex-Secretary Manning had gone
abroad to die. A statement made April 1st,
says that the voyage did him no good and
that he is even worse than when he arrived
England. His friends have little hope
The President has turned over
the Secretary of the Treasury an anonymous
letter and inclosure of $500, which he
received from some person in Brooklyn,
N. Y. The writer says he owes this amount
to the government tor customs duties.
Pending the selection of permanent
offices for the use of the interstate commerce
commission temporary quarters have been
secured with the United States geological
survey in the Hoe building.
It is believed at Washington that
I. H. Maynard, of New York, will be made
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, to
succeed Mr. Jordan.
The report of Prof. Wiley, chemist
of the agricultural department, on the ad
ulteration of butter, will soon be published.
The coinage of the mints during the
month of March was $5,195,006, of which
$3,020,380 was in standard silver dollars.
Gen. Sheridan has returned fr
his western trip having established
military post at Denver, Colorado.
President Cleveland has been hon
ored by having, as far as heard from,,200
boys named after him.
TELE OU WORLD.
In the House of Commons Friday
night, W. H. Smith, first lord of
treasury, suggested that if the Irish ci*^^
bill be read tor the first time thitL night
the second reading could be taken up
Tuesday. Then there would be an interval
ot a week between the reading and going
into committee. It was the imperative
duty of the government to insist that the
house come to an early decision on the
principles of the bill. Referring to the
land bill, he said that it was of vital im
portance, and that the government would
use every effort to make the measure a law.
A motion for cloture was carried by 361
253, and the first reading of the bill agreed
to without a division. Parnell's speech,
which was one of the best he ever made,
was an unusually fiery peroration. He
commenced to speak in low tones and
almost caused a sensation. Gladstone and
the whole opposition frequently applauded
his remarks. The opposition consider
Balfour's case pulverized by the speechw
William O'Brien, editor of the United
Ireland, ridicules Lord Cadogan's land bill
He says, "If this bill should be made the
tenants would not be relieved until
"declarethey were unable to pay the
demanded of-them. Probably 30o,000
tenants in Ireland would make this declara
This would give each
rentJ tena i
istment cases to
A ak care ot It would
a years to dispose of them. Meanwhile
landlords would obtain nothing. The
"bill offered by Parnell is mercy itself to
landlords compared with-this measure."
The text -of -the Irish coercion bill
now that it? has been made public, intensi
fies the opposition to the^ measure. The
Parnellites express themselves as sanguine
that on appeal to the country the govern
ment will be overthrown.
Three persons who were concerned in
attempt to assassinate the Czar by
sans of bombs in St. Petersburg on March
were hanged on Thursday morning.
On the 21st day of March, General
Manager E. W. Winner, of the Chicago, St.
Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha road, addressed
a letter of inquiry to the railroad commis
sioners, asking their views regarding the
right of the company to issue half fare per
mits to clergymen unier the act of the late
Minnesota legislature. The section of the
act which relates to the subject declares
that it shall be unlawful to give any un
equal or unreasonable preference to any
particular description of traffic in any
respect whatsoever. In reply the Minnesota
Railroad Commissioners say: "We are com
pelled to hold that it was not the intention
of the legislature to allow such reduced
rates to ministers of religion in this state.
The language is clear and distinct and the
interpretation not difficult or doubtful. The
half tare permits referred to are an unequal
preference or advantage to those using
them, as against all other passengers pur
chasing the usual and ordinary transporta
tion over your line of road, and so an un
just discrimination which is declared to be
In the Haddock murder trial, in
progress at Sioux City, Iowa, in addition
to the testimony or confession of H. L.
Leavitt, which was published at the time
of the murder, other witnesses have been
produced that corrobate Leavitt that the
shooting was done by Arensdorf, the party
now on trial. The evidence given by
Koschnitze, known in the narrative of the
case as "Bismarck,'" one of the men hired
to "do up" Haddock, was conclusively
corroborative and his story on the stand
was most damaging, and in no material
part shaken by the cross-examination.
Bismarck says be was only a few feet from
Haddock when Arensdorf fired the fatal
It has been decided by the Dakota
Territorial government to organize two
companies of mounted militia among the
settlers in the Turtle Mountain region.
Discussing this matter, the Governor ex
presses the opinion that the events of the
present year have opened the eyes of tbe
people ot Rolette and surrounding counties
to the necessity of more adequate protection
from the half breeds and from Indian in
vasion from the north. The Indians are
quiet now, but may break out at any time,
and the ople ought to be prepared for
them. There are no mounted militia at the
present time, and two or three troops would
prove very effective in settling Indian
troubles, especially in case of invasion.
The wife of Ex-United States Senator
Angus Cameron attempted suicide by throw
ing herself into the Mississippi river at La
Crosse, Wis on the evening of March 3l.
The act of the unfortunate lady was seen bv
two men who immediately rescued her.
She entered the river at the exact point
where Senator Cameron's brother commit
ted suicide several vears since. About four
years ago in crossing the New York and
Brooklyn ferry, Mrs Cameron sustamed an
injury of the spine and has been in a low
state of health since She evaded her at
tendants on this occasion ot he- attempt at
In Wisconsin the only state officer to
be elected on the 5th, was associate Judge
of th^ Supreme court, and Rai-low S. Orton,
Democrat, was chosen without opposition
In Milwaukee county one Democrat and one
Republican were elected on a fusion ticket
for Circuit and Superior court judges, over
the Labor party candidate. Iu Milwaukee
city the Labor party elected about one half
the aldermen and one third the supervisions,
but as two-thirds of both bodies hold over,
both will remain Oemocratic The Demo
crats carried the city of Madison.
At Sioux City, Iowa, March 31, in
the Haddoc"k case, the prosecution un
expectedly closed its direct testimonv for
the purpose of developing the line of the
defense The case thus far made by the
State, while possessing no great preponder
ance of evidence, is asymmetrical chain of
testimony, end to that extent has strength.
The first witnesses for the defense testified
that "Bismarck" was too drunk on the
night of the tragedy to have accurate
knowledge of what transpired.
Probably the largest pension cer
tificate ever issued to a Wisconsin veteran
was one allowed by the Commissioner of
Pensions. March 31, to Peter Schumaker,
who was a private of Company D. Fourth
Wisconsin cavalry. Schumaker is insane
and gets a pension at the rate of $72 per
month. The arrearages allowed him
amount to $12,500 The certificate is made
payable at the Milwaukee agency, and it
is said will be the largest amount ever paid
to any one pensioner by that agency.
Gov. McGill has appointed the fol
lowing trustees for the Minnesota Soldiers
Home. For two years, A. E. Christie, of
Austin Thomas F. Cowing, of Fergus Falls:
A. A Brown, of Alexandria For four
years, W. P. Dunnmgton, Red Falls L. A.
Hancock, Red Wing. For six years, Reese,
Henderson, Minneapolis: Henry A. Castle,
of St. Paul.
Wolcott & Company, of Minne
apolis have made complaint to the Minne
sota railroad commissioners that the Minne
apolis & Pacific railroad decline to furnish
them cars for the transportation of wheat
which the firm has stored at Pamsville.
The decision of the commissioners is that
the road must furnish the cars and move
the wheat at the schedule rates.
A report reached Fort Benton April
1st, from Conrad on the Marios river that
the Blood Indians, from north of the boun
dary line have stolen all the horses at Dare
& Kennedy's ranch. Last year British
Indians stole hundreds of horses in North
orn Montana, and they are opening the
campaign early this season.
Collector Guernon took possession of
his office at St. Vincent, Minn., arriving on
the 1st inst. He was enthusiastically wel
comed on alighting from the train, and the
principal citizens of the town called upon
him during the afternoon and evening and
tendered him then* congratulations.
A 13-year-old of Maxson Randall,
of Warsaw, Minn.son was killed Wednesda
afternoon by the revolving shaft of a wind
mill, on his father's farm. A scarf coming
in contact with the shaft was wound up
and by this means the boy's neck was
Between 11 and 12 o'clock Wednes
day night the Express messenger on a West
Shore train, was shot and his safe robbed,
near Utica, N. Y., but how much obtained
is unknown. The messenger's injuries are
not necessarily fatal.
Gov, McGill has appointed as com
missioners for the unorganized county of
Cass, Minn., C. A. Ruffee, T. J. Nary and
A. J. Collins, and for Itasca. William L.
Wakefield, Patrick Casey, and A. T. Nason.
An April snow storm set in over the
northweBt on the 3rd, in many places taking
on the vigor of a blizzard, especially in some
*a portions of Dakota andtwo Iowa.o The average. depth of the snow was three inches
Tuesday was a lively day at Dodge
Center, Minn., stockyards. Eighteen car
loads were sold to parties living in Indiana
and shipped over the Minnesota & North
western railroad to that state.
W A. Moorehouse, in attempt
ing to jump upon a passenger train of the
Minneapolis & St. Louis road, at Minne
apolis, fell under a car wheel which cut his
left leg off at knee.
Ten thousand people witnessed the
laying of the corner stone of a new Roman
Catholic church at Dubuque, Iowa, Sunday
afternoon. The day was fine and the
During March 327 building permits
were issued at Minneapolis, aggregating
*348,478. The -police -made 315 arrests
during the month, 181 of which were for
At St. Paul, Minn., the March United
States customs collections amounted to
$10,214.75, of which $10,101.50 were for col
lection duties and $113.25 for miscellaneous
Bismarck, Dak., elected Wm A. ^.K,
Bentley, Rep., Mayor, and for the other
In the Municipal election at Minne
apolis on the 5th, the Republicans elected
eleven aldermen, the Democrats ten, leaving
the Democrats a working majority in the
council, nine Democrats holding over. The
new park commission is composed of three
Democrats and one Republican two mem
bers of the school board elect are Republi
can and one Independent the Republicans
elected two justices, the Democrats one.
At the municipal election at Fergus
Falls, on the 5th, for Mayor the result was
a tie. Liquor license carried by about 200
majority, and there was almost no opposi
tion to the railroad bonds.
flnifo VIA a-fas? W cfaam on/d
_,, registered lOo below zero March 31,
lhe house of James Ingraham, at and there were from four to five feet of
Madison, Wis., burned on the morning of
the 28th, and his daughter, 19 years of age
narrowly escaped death from suffocation.
granite, heated by steam an supplieJ witih
modern hotel appliances, at Madison,
Dakota, has been opened to the public.
At the city ejection at Fargo, Dak.,
April 4, the Republican ticket, with Major
A. W. Edwards for Mayor, was elected, ex
cept one alderman.
Gov. Church has appointed Dr. Geo.
R. Swain of Wapheton, Superintendent of
the Dakota Territorial Board of Health.
The Island View house, at Bayfield,
Wis., a popular summer hotel was de
stroyed by fire April 4.
At Dubuque, Iowa, the Knights of
Labor municipal ticket was elected entire,
to the surprise of all parties.
The municipal election at Mandan,
Dak., on the 4th, resulted in the election of
the Democratic ticket.
At the municipal election at Winona,
Minn., April 4, the Democrats elected all
It has been decided to hold the Da
kota Territorial fair for 1887 at Mitchell,
September 26 to 30.
The Story of a Pens oner.
An interesting little iliad has run its
course and ended well the week past.
Last fall a nephew of the poet Whittier
came to Washington to ee if he could
get his pension arrears. His applica
tion had been made for a year or two,
but the case in some way hung fire.
His coming was the old story so often
repeated. He had little money, no one
to live with, he was unable to work,
and if he had waited before he now
began to realize the agony of hope de
ferred as he never had. Although he
had but one leg he marched on that and
his crutch at Gen. Logan's funeral.
From the Capitol, out over the muddy,
slushy roads, he trudged along to the
old Rock Creek burying-ground and
back again. It was too much for him
and he fell sick. For weeks he lay abed
nursed by an old army comrade. At
length his money was all gone and his
friend had none for him. Besides, he
had already borrowed more than he
feared he could repay. sought help
from a society of women who do all
they can to assist needy soldiers. The
other day his case was decided, and a
warrant for 1,400 was laid on his
pillow The thought that he could pay
his debts and go home if he got well
cured him, and now he is able to be out
doors. The Soldiers Aid Society has
received back what was lent him, and
$10 more for some other unfortunate,
and the happy pensioner will soon start
for home.Washington Letter.
The Color Of Canaries.
With regard to the -.yellow
color of the canary bird and
its testimony to Mr. Darwin's
theory it is said that, after domestication
in Belgium, Germany, and England
(a point with wliieh tempertature or
climate may have had something to do,)
the birds threw up on the leathers small
patches of yellow or lighter color, and
by carefully matching those birds that
had the largest numbers of these patch
es the breeders at length, and after a
considerable period succeeded in ob
taining bright and uniform yellow
color, more closely resembling what
are called the "clear1
1 birds of tdav
But the application of phrase, "ca-
1 to indicatthe a special shade
of yellow, though general is not jus
tified by the facts. Canaries of pure
breed are to be found of many colors.
Whole breeds are green and by feeding
on pepper and other seeds, canaries
have been produced of cinnamon and
coffee color and even of red and in
the Lizard variety,the bii-d, though yel
low in the crown is elsewhere shaded
and spangled in the most lovely man
ner.All the Tear Round.
Only Tnirty-six Per Cent,
of those who die from consumption inherit
the disease. In all other cases it must eith
er be contracted through carelessness or,
according to the new theory of tubercular
parasites, received airectlyfrom others as
an infectious disease. But in either case,
Dr. Pierce's "Golden Medical Discovery" is
a positive remedy for the disease in its earh
stages. It is delay that is dangerous. If
you are troubled with shortness of breath,
spitting of blood, night-sweats or a linger
ing cough, do not hesitate to procure the
sovereign remedy at once
More Criminal Carelesnens.
"Julia, did that young man
called on you last evening kiss
just before he left the house?1
NEWS AND NOTES.
The Coercion bill appears to exceed
in stringency the worst anticipations of
A number of Afghan tribes have
promised to support the Ameer]
threatened holy war against Russia.
Robert T. Lincoln offers the Sping
field homestead to the state of Illinois
condition that it be preserved with
Judge John W Harris, the first
attorney general of Texas and million
aire, died at Galveston, April 1. a^ed
Charle's E. Selton, for twenty-five
years marine edito^r of The Boston ^Id
s iu- Friday.
died of paralysis in thatW city on
A wealthy wholesale merchant of St
Petersburg has been killed for refusing
to give 80,000 rubles to the Nihilist
One of the finest specimens of the
cork bark oak iu California is growing
in Visalia. It was planted about thirty
William Kyle, a wholesale liquor
dealer of Toronto, has been sentenced
to five \ears in the penitentiary for
At Ottawa, Ont., the thermometer
snow on the ground.
Edward M. Newman, in the employ
of Michael Levinson, a New York
The new $20,000 hotel built of jasper olothier, has been arrested charged with
1 nn MK A :i.i i A*+~ r\/\n
Quarantine has been instituted at El
Paso, Tex., against cholera, which is
traveling northward from South Ameri
ca and has reached Panama.
The steamer Ballentine and consort
Northwest left Milwaukee for Chicago
on Wednesday night, but were turned
back at Racine by a field of ice.
At the annual meeting of the Union
Pacific Railroad Company March 31,
a proposition was adopted "for the set
tlement of the Government debt,
Even the ministers at San Luis
Obispo. Cal.. are going into the real
estate business, and they are usually
successful in their speculations.
Henry M. Stanley writes that the
British fleet at Zanzibar has given way
to the German, and that traders of the
"latter nationality aie in the majority.
A. L. Balfour, Chief Secretarv for
Ireland, has been made the victim of a
hoax, an alleged infernal device sent to
him proving on investigation to be
Louis Seasongood, one of thewealth
iest Hebrews of Cincinnati, is about to
start a bank in New York. He came
to Cincinnati with a peddler's pack on
On a farm near Spring Held, Illinois,
Thomas M. Reed was shot dead by
Wirt Butler, a son-in-law of General
McClernand. The plea of self-defence
will be entered
Col. Robert G. Ingersoll was admitted
to practice at the bar of the state in
New York last week. When asked to
be sworn he refused and affirmed in
place thereof. then signed the
On the charge of misappropriating
the funds of the defunct Monarch
Insurance company, of D^ Moines.,
B. F. Allen and F."M. Hubbard were
Friday arrested in that city and held
The French Cabinet has agreed to the
adoption of a system of betting on
races, a portion of the profit^ from the
sale of the privileges to be devoted to
the encouragement of horse breeding
An officer of the Salvation army has
been brought into court at Charlotte,
North Carolina, for endeavoring to in
duce a handsome heiress to renounce
home and fortune, marrj a captain,
and devote herself to the army.
Mr. Ruskin's violent utterances
against the Ambleside Railway recall
that when railways were first built in
England and for many years thereafter
he presistently refused to ride on them,
but traveled about in a coach with
In the British House of Lords Earl
Cardigan (Conservative) presented a
bill providing for the purchase of Irish
holdingsor, in other words, for the
abolition of the system of dual owner
ship created by the act of 1881.
One of the most eccentric rich men in
New York city is the venerable Benjamin
Richardson. He is said to be worth
$2,000,000 or more, but lives ih a small
tumble-down house in Harlem.
holds a mortgage for $500,000 against
one of the mest prominent insurance
companies in the city. Mr. Richardson
owns the historic Washington coach,
which he lets out whenever there is a
demand for this Revolutionary relic.
St. Paul, April 2.
Wheat, No Hard $ 77
Wheat, No. 1 Northern 75
Wheat, No. 2 Northern 74
Corn, No. 2 37
Oats, No. 2 mixed 29
Oats, No. 2 white %016W
Barley No. 2 46
Rye No. 2 45
Baled Hay, upland 8 00
Baled Hay, timothy 9 50
Flour, patent $4 2S
Flour, straights 4 15
Flour, bakers 3 40
Butter, creamery 25
Butter, dairy 20
Cheese 13 @n
who you 1
"Why, mamma, could you hear?"
I heard enough too much for mv
own peace of mind. How often have I
told you to beware of these men?
Your conduct is excusable.1
I wasn't to blame, mamma. We
were standing at the front door, and
his mouth was real close to face,
and before I knew if
"That will do. I see you have no
excuse to offer.'1
1 sobbed Julia.
"What is it, pray?
"His mouthwasawful close to
my faceandIdidn't knowit
Potatoes 50 (fc 55*
Dressed Beef, steers 3^@ 5
DressedHogs 5 50^6 50
Steers 13 50 5 400
Sheep 4 00
Minneapolis, April 2.
NO. 1 Hard 1 76
No. 1 Northern 75
No.2 Northern 73
Patent in sacks $4 30
Patent in barrels 4 25
Patent at New England
Patent at N. Y. and Penn.,
Chicago, April 8.
Wheat, cash :.....$ 80
Corn, cash 35
Oats, cash 25
FlaxSeed 1 an
Cattle. 13 90
4 00 6 60
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