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ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA-
NOTES OP THE TIMES.
CANON WILBERFOKCE, the eminent
English Episcopal clergyman, sailed for
this, eounlry on the 14th inst.
PitEbiDENT CLEVELAND is said to be
saving three-fifths of his salary for use
when the rain} day of the proverb
WILLIAM ROCKEFELLER, the Stand-
ard oil millionaire, lives over two miles
away from his office, and always walks
both ways, rain or shine.
JOH N GRADY died in the penitentiary
at Pittsburg, Pa., Sunday, with three
more of his term 3 et to serve.
A relative died recently leaving him
JOH N R. BLTCHEL, the founder of
Butehel College, is probably fatally ill
at his home in Akron, O., from paraly-
sis. His gifts to the college reach up-
ward of $100,000.
LORD PASSMOKE GORDON of London
has set Pittsburg wild by purchasing
in that city an English phaeton, "paint-
ed primrose yellow1'
and gotten np
otherwise regardless of cost.
DR. MELVIN L. MOORE, who was
recently driven from his home in Gain-
es\ille, Fla., by a prolonged system of
persecution, h.ts returned to his former
home at South Bend, Ind. He stands
high in that community.
SAM SMALL, the e\-editorial revival-
ist and CO-M orker of Sam Jones, has
been very sick for several weeks at his
home in Atlanta. He is suffering from
blood-poisoning, superinduced b\ hem-
orrhoids, and his reeo\ery is scarcely
COL. YV. V. BEECHER denies that
his father, the Lite Henry Ward Beecher
wrote the poem, "If I Should Die To-
night,'' which appeared in Haggard's
novel, "Jess." Col. Beecher does
not believe that his father ever wi*ote a
line ol poetn.
ALEXANDRE DUMAS and Victorien
Sardou are neighbors at Marly. "We
are excellent frien.ls," says Dumas,
"but wo see each other as little as pos-
sible. It would be disagreeable to him
to have people in his presence trea
me as the greatest Irving dramatist."
M. GOUNOD, the famous composer, is
at work on the composition of a new
opera, spei hilly adapted by Jules Bar
bier, the ell-know dramatic author,
from liis four-act drama, "The Maid
of Orleans." M. Gounod intends to
have his work completed within two
THE Hotel World gives a list of thir-
1}-si\ hotels on Broadway, New York
cit\, twenh-six of which are conduc-
ted on the European plan, three on the
American plan exclusively, and seven
on botli the European and American
plans. These thirty-six hotels on one
street alone in this city contain 5,775
rooms for guests.
KING CHRISTIAN IX. of Denmark,
famous for having married oft'his child-
ren so well, intends to be in London on
the occasion of the celebration of
Queen Victoria's jubilee. He is the
only sovereign living AVIIO was present
on the occasion of her Majesty's ac-
cession in 1837. The Princess of Wales
and Empress of Russia are Ins daugh-
THE Rev. Cook Is evidently on a
heav} dow grade in the estimation of
Boston people. The Herald says he
has ceased to be even interesting, and
adds: "His manner of treating ques-
tions has no longer novelty and h,ia
egotism is becoming a trifle tiresome,
lie has never gone1
deep enough into
his topics at any time to afford essen-
tial edilication to those whom he ad-
Gov. BARTLETT of California, during
a recent official visit to Red Bluff, was-
aited upon by a delegation of fifty
joung ladies, each of whom gavehirn a
bouquet and a kiss. The local chronic-
ler records that as the last one had lain,
clown her floral offering and kiss on the
Governor's lips he looked np, glorious
expectancy pictured in every lineament
of his countenance, and said: "Come
on it shall never be said that a '49er
quailed before the bewitching eyes and
rosy pouting lips of fair woman-no
not a thousand daughters of the Golden
IT is said in Philadelphia that leely
has at length perfected his motor. At
all events his little machine shop on
North Twentieth street lias been pa-
pered, earpetedj parted and newly
been put into the rooms, comfortable,
chairs and sofas replace the old and
broken down furniture, and the whole
place has been given a marked air of
prosperity. Hopeful stockholders claim
that Keeley had completed his long-de-
layed task, and that his effort to 'make
his shop presentable is the outcome of
HISTORY OF THE WEEK.
Telegrams were sent from Fort Gib
son, Indian Territory,.April 8, showing that
Mr. Blaine visiting his daughter there, was
quite ill. The following dispatch -was re
ceived by tfee Associated Press at St. Louis,
at8:30 p. m., Friday irom the Command
ant of the post at Fort Gibson: Mr. Blaine
is suffering from bronchial catarrh, with fe
ver of remittent type. He sleeps well and
has no typhoid symptoms. His respiration
is normalfifteen per minute. The latest
information from Fort Gibson is that Mr.
Blaine was quite unwell when the train ar
rived at Gibson station on Sunday night
that he did not go over to the fort until the
next day that he has been ill with a bad
cold since then, but that he will leave for
the North to-morrow. It is not stated
where he will go nor what his future move
ments will be.
At the Inter-State Commerce Com
mission on Thursday,upon petition of the De
troit, Grand Haven & Milwaukee R. R.. sus
pended the long and short haul clause of the
act for 90days in so far as it applies to traffic
takenacrobs Lake Michigan to Grand Haven
and destined to points east of Detroit and
St. Clair rivers, upon similar conditions to
those granted the Southern Railway &
Steamship Association. An application
of the steamship lines and the merchants
of Boston to authorize the trunk lines of
railroads from Chicago to Boston to con
tinue the expert trade on the same basis as
heretofore, giving equal rates with New
York on all merchandise exported, has
been referred to Commissioner Walker for
investigation, who has gone to Boston tor
For some time past It. M. Hayes,
editor of the Globe and proprietor of the
stationery store at Hagerstown, Maryland,
has been annoyed by petty
stealing from the store. He suspected A.
L. Bowser, who had been in his employ 10
years. Tuesday night he and a companion
secreted themselves in the store. About 11
o'clock they saw Bowser enter from the
printing office adjoining and extract the
contents of the cash drawer. Hayes struck
a light and called on the robber to sur
render, when Bowser drew a revolver and
shot himself through the head, dying
almost instantly. Bowser, who was much
respected, leaves a wife and three children.
Senator Leland Stanford, also Presi
ident of the Southern Pacific R. R. says, re
garding the effect of the 4th section of the
Inter-State Commerce act, upon the com
merce of San Francisco: "The literal en
forcement of the fourth section of the inter
state commerce law would bo simply ruin
ous. It would destroy our commerce, not
only with China and Japan, but with Aus
tralia and all other countries where the
trade naturally comes to us by way of the
Pacific ocean. The through freight business
is but a small proportion, probably not
more than 15 per cent of our v, hole carrying
trade. It is upon our local business we de
pend for profit. This may be said of all
roads and be true of evey road that reaches
to the Pacific coast.
At St. Augustine, Florida. April 12.
lire destroyed the St. Augustine hotel, the
old Spanish cathedral, the Edwards hotel,
the court house, the Sinclair block, Cham
berlain's store, Mr Scott's residence and
Welter's hotel. The total loss is .y50,000
The ninetv guests and iorty servants in the
St. Augustine hotel all escaped except
Bridget Rarry, a laundry woman, who was
burned" to death. The old Spanish
cathedral was just west of the St. Augustine
house. The roof caught fire and soon fell,
destroying all the historical relics in the
interior. The old cathedral was built in
1793 and was in use for purposes of worship
up to the time of destruction.
Hon. IX Wyalt Aitken, late repre
sentative in Congress from South Carolina,
died at Cokesbury, S. C, April 6, aged
50. He had been ill for along time and a
Severe fall received during the Forty-eighth
Congress compelled his removal to his
borne, which he was unable to leave to at
tend the sessions of the Forty-ninth Con
gress, He was for fiv successive terms
The business failures for the last
sevon days number for the United States
198. for Canada 25, total 228, against 223
last week and 215 the corresponding week of
last ear. Failures in all sections of the
country are about up to the average,
except in New STork city, where the assign
ments number only six, which were un
Theatrical people are greatly ex
cited at the advanced cost imposed on them
by tie Inter-State Commerce law, in extra
baggage and transportation charges, and
will ask the Commission to suspend, for
this season, the operation cf the law, which,
as interpreted by the railroads brings great
hardship on them.
A case of ,small pox was developed at
Chicago, on the 7th, being one of ninety
Italian immigrants, who arrived in this
country Ap*-il 1, and went direct to Chicago
from New York. The authorities are on the
alert^to prevent any spread f the disease.
It has finally settled down that the
prohibition amendment to the Michigan
Constitution is defeated by 8,07*0. Wayne
county, (Detroit city) gave 22,344 majority
against the amendment.
At Harris\ille, W. Va., on the 8th
the boiler of William Morris' saw mill ex
ploded, killing J. Scott, F. Lindsay, G. N.
Williamson and one unknown man, and
injuring three others.
On the 9th the Maumee Rolling
works at Toledo, Ohio, burned. Loss 8300,-
Toledo, Ohio, elected the Repub
lican city ticket at the Monday election.
IN THE JSAST.
At New York City, between 11 and
12 o'clock, n the night of April 7, while
nearly all Of 40 families, comprising about
200 person^, were asleep in the five-story
tenement at 12 Sixteenth street, fire broke
put in the bakery in the basement, and
first, second, and tlnrd and special 'calls
thronged the vicinity with fire apparatus
and ambulances from the hospitals. Smoke
filled the tenement but the firemen swarmed
through the house directing the occupants
to the fire escapes All but 20 persons were
thus able to make their escape. The 20 who
were injured were helped out by firemen
and the ambulance corps. Though the
possibilities of a dreadful disaster were
great the actual injuries are not fatal in
any case. Loss about $I0,0U0.
Gov. Hill of New York on Tuesday
vetoed the Crosby high license bill on the
ground that it is special legislation because
it applies only to the cities of New York
and Brooklyn, notwithstanding the faet
that in a majority of the other cities and
towns of the state the number of dram
shops is greater than in these cities in pro
portion to population and because some of
its provisions are unconstitutional. The
message is accompanied by opinions from
the attorney general and from ex-Judge
Comstock sustaining that view.
The Lochiel Iron Company's fur
nace and the furnace of the Paxton Iron
Works, atHarrisburg, Pa., have shutdown,
and it j|i said that the Cressonia Nail Works
Will also cease operations, on account of
freight rate changes resulting from the
interstate commence, law. This throws 750
men out of work.
A systematic scheme of robbery on
the Paa Handle railway system, by whieh.it
is estimated 300,000 worth of property hajs
been stolen within a year which the railroad
has had ta pay for has been brought to an
end by the arrest of over hundred em
jlpyee aff different pointy otf the lines.
Fifty-six w6re lodged in jail, aptiPittebfirg,
on the ilt. Conductor's, baggagemen,
brakemen, station /agents, engineers, &c
John T Raymond, the difciinguished
"Col. Sellers" of the stage died at Evans.
villa, Ind.. on the 9th, of paralysis of the
heart- The funeral took place on the 12ti
at the Little Church Around the Corner
New York City. He left to his wife life in
surance of the value of $25,000. and person
al and real property nearly as much.
At New York, on "Monday the
cruiser Atlanta attempted to make a triai
trip, but a defect was discovered in the
engines and the trial was again postponed.
There is still trouble with the guns, and the
ordnance bureau may have to build
another set of guns.
When Lord Lansdowne opened par
liament on the 14th at Ottawa, the galleries
were closed for the first time in the history
of the Dominion, on such an occasion.
Lansdowne had received threatening letters
and was atraid to appear on the floor below,
with crowded galleries.
The lower house of the Pennsylva
nia legislature, on Tuesday passed the Brooks
high license bill. It provides that the li
cense in cities of the first, second and third
class shall be $500, in all other cities $300,
in boroughs 150 and in townships $75.
By the explosion of a kerosene
lamp in a house at Bridgeport, Conn., on
the 7th, the building burned and so quickly
that the 33 inmates got out with difficulty
and four people, from jumping out of win
dows were probably fatally injured.
The Cunard line steamer Pavonia,
Capt. McKay, which sailed from Queens
town April 7th for Boston, collided with and
sunk a fishing smack of Cape Clear. Two
of the occupants of the smack were
The Beecher memorial committe has
extended an informal invitation to Drl
Parker, of London, to preach the memorial
sermon ot the late Rev. H. W. Beecher on
the anniversary of his birthday, June 14.
As the Albany express run through the
city of Charleston, Mass., on the evening of
April 7, it was fired into, the bullet passing
at one window and out at another be
tween the heads of two passengers.
Wednesday evening an unknown
miscreant tried to assassinate Rev. Mr.
Lowry, a Methodist clergyman of Allegheny
City, Pa. The bullet passed within an inch
of his head.
Three men were killed on the 11th,
at shaft 10 of the new aqueduct in New
York by the falling of a cage. Thev were
Edward Sheedy, J. Oskmilli and Antome
At Boston, Mass., Maich 30, at a
meeting of tna directors of the Union
Pacific road President Adams and the
former fficers were re-elected.
At Springville, N. Y., a large wagon
shop occupied by Conger & Weiden and
the Perkins Manufacturing company was
burned April 12. Loss. 150,000.
On the 11th, twenty-one houses were
burned at Spring Gardenborough, Pa.,
making thirty-five families homeless. Loss,
%3i).00O insurance small.
There were two shocks of earthquake
at Burlington, Vt., on the 10th, and people
were seized with a panic, but no damage
On the 8th, the village of Cochecton,
Sullivan county, N. Y., was practically
washed away by floods.
Senator Hale of Maine, has gone to
The Executive Committee of the So
ciety of the Army of the Cumberland have
practically completed the program for the
annual meeting of tbe society which will be
hela in Washington May 11, 12, upon which
occasion the Garfield statute to be erected
at the west approach of the Capitol will Co
unveiled. The meeting of the societv will
be held the morning of May 11, at "which
Gen, Sheridan will preside. The oration will
be delivered tho evening of that day the
Congregational church. The statute will be
unveiled May 12 with appropriate ceremo
nies, at which the President and members
of the Cabinet will be present. The even
ing of May 12 a grand symposium will be
held at Abner's Garden, and the day follow
ing the society will be taken to Mount Ver
non and Marshall Hall. i
The Sunday laws of Washington
D. C, permit only druggists and undertaken
to remain open on that day, and the Dis
trict Commissioners on last Sunday required
all news stands, cigar stores, confectioneries,
and lunch houses to shut up. It is expected
that a test case will be made up by some
dealer almost immediately. While the com
missioners do not state such to be the case
their action is believed to be tho outcome of
the enforcement of the law against Sunday
liquor selling. This law has been enforced
the last two- Sundays, and has proved re
markably successful, owing to a provision
making a second conviction for its violation
wort a forfeiture of license.
Secretary Whitney has decided to
push to completion the work on the cruisers
Atlanta, Boston and Chicago, eo as to per
mit of an early adjustment of the accounts
with the contractors. To this end all extra
work on the vessels, such as the changes
made in, the Boston and Chicago by direct
ion of the naval advisorv board as" a result
of the trials of the Atlanta, will be discon
tinued, and aside froiffsome small cnanges
necessary to fit the vessels for sea the ener
gies of the department will bo concentrate
upon the work required by the original
contracts with John Roach. The Secretary
addressed a letter to the chiefs of the bu
reaus of construction and eteam engineer
ing, and to the assignees of John Roach, to
the above eftect.
It is reported from Washington 'that
Recorder Trotter still lies in a precarious
condition, and danger exists that he may
fall into quick consumption the strain on
his lungs from the attack of typhoid
pneumonia in each lobe being so great as
nearly to disintegrate $heni. He resides
and is being carefully nursed at the house
of Mrs. Harriet Jacobs, whose life history
has become widely known both in this,
country and Europe. She was a slave in
North Carolina, whose escape, told by her
self, had a great sale in abolition time.
Naval officers are much pleased with
the result of an attempt made at Thurlow,
Pa., to cast a steel stem for the new cruiser
Baltimore, now building at Philadelphia.
The piece weighed 15,000 pounds, and was
cast without a defeet. Commander Evans
has just examined and tested the casting,
and pronounces it to be excellent. He says
that it improbably the best piece of steel
casting ever done in this country, and the
result of the casting is the more remarkable
and encouraging from the faet that success
was obtained at the first attempt.
On the 8th a Committee waited upon
President Cleveland and invited him' to at
tend the reunion and banquet of the live
stockbreeders of the United States to be
held at Chicago Ncv. 18, 1SS7. The Presi
dent thanked them for' the invitation, and
said tbaifwhile he had a greatuesire to vis
it the West, he could not verv well prom
ise to accept an invitation for"a daite so far
in the future. His presence in Chicago in
November, be remarked, depended entirely
upon the state of public aSairsat that time.
The Chinese minister has received
from "the State department a check for
147,000, the indemnity voted by congress
for the sufferers by the Rock Springs, Wyo.,
outrage a year ago last September. The
amount awarded averages about S2Q3 to
each Chinaman for proparty. No- com-
pensation is- paid ,tov personal injuries/
though twenty-five men were murdered and
Second Assistant Postmaster General
Knott has commenced the award of .cpja
tractsfor carrying,, the .jaafls,, om 842 TnHs
cellaneous tetar and steamboat routes for
periods ranging from one to four years?
All fit the stales, except Deleware. and all
pf. the' territories,- except Alaska -'-and
Ari^uw^are represented in the list.
President Cleveland, has written a
letter to the Fisherman's Union of Glouces
ter, Mass., asking them not to embarass tho
Government by any rash action regarding
the fisheries complication, assuring them
that ad will he done that will protect in
dividual rights and interests and consistent
with National dignity.
On the 9th the President appointed
Robert E. .Pattison] of tPenpa., E. Emery
The Inter-State Commerce com
mission has appointed E. L. Pugh of Ala
bama to a clerkship under the commission
Mr. Pugh is a son of Senator Pugh. This is
the first appointment made by the com
The Interstate Commerce commission
has suspended for 90 days the operation
of the long and short haul clause of the in
terstate commerce act in the case of the
Southern Railway and Steamship Company.
President Cleveland has accepted an
invitation to review on Monday next a pro
cession of colored people on the occasion of
the 25th anniversary of the emancipation
of slaves in the District of Columbia.
Eugene Semple, was on the 9th, ap
pointed Governor of Washington territory
he is a well known resident there, and was
supported by Delegato Voorheee.
Congressman Holman thinks Speaker
arlisie will not remove Mr. Randall from
the chairmanship of the appropriations
THE OT.D WORLD.
Daniel Grace, a farmer, of Kilbary
county, Cork, Ireland, has been evicted
after a most determined resistance. A force
of police went to his house early Saturday
morning for the purpose of evicting him,
but he had erected barricades and succeed
ed keeping the officers at bay all day.
Monday the struggle was renewed, but the
police finally affected an entrance and
Grace was driven from his home.
A heavy landslide occurred at Monte
Carlo, France, on the 7th. rock and earth
in immense masses coming down on the
railway tracks and carriage ways, trains
and tourists having very narrow escapes
irom destruction. The cause of the slide
was the result of the earthquake that oc
curred in March.
The Pope has forwarded to the
French government proposals aiming to
bring about an understanding with France
with reference to the establishment of
diplomatic relations between the Vatican
A French man-of-war has been sent
to Port-au-Prince, as the French are afraid
of massacre in Havti should England insist
on collecting her old claims.
About 5:30 p. m., Wednesday Mrs.
Bertha Hegener shot John F. Murphy, on
Sibley St., St. Paul, Mmn., the ball enter
ing his head producing a mortal wound
from which Murphy died at St. Joseph's
hospital at 11 o'clock the same night. Both
parties reside at Minneapolis. Mib.
Hegener is 23 years of age, wife ot Charles
Hegener, a German barber of Minneapolis,
and Murphy had been in the husband's
employ, using the opportunity of his board
ing in the family to urge the young wite to
elope with him, and boasting of his
intimacy with her in a manner to destroy
her honor. Ilis proposals were rejected
with indignation, and upon being reported
to Hegener he confronted Murnhy, who
(wnting retracted the miserable statements
he had made concerning the wife. This
done. Muiphy came to St. Paul, and from
there wrote to Hegener's brother-in-law
reaffirming his ongmal statement and
saying that his retraction was false. At
this, the injured and irenzied woman
cam* to St Paul, found Murphy, and with
the result tated.
Portions of Dakota suffered se-v erety
from prairie fires on the 0th. The fire ran
up to the house of Edward Maloney, eight
miles from Huron, the family consisting of
Maloney, bis sister and Annie Murreen
In attempting to run to plowed ground not
far from the house all were overtaken by
the fire, Miss Murreen and Maloney lobt
their lives, and MAbs Maloney is likely to
die. The Maloney house and barn were
burned. In tho same neighborhood two
barns and a house were burned. On the
Wessington Hill, several families los~ then
residences. Northwest of Letcher eight
farmers were burnt out with losses ranging
from 300 to $3,000, and a young man
named Dexter lost his life by trying to save
cattle, which also burned. 16 is reported
that the fires burned oft' tho south half of
Lake County, and 25 farmers lost their
houses, barns, stock and grain. Near Mad
ison France Keller was burned to death
between his house and barn both being in
fiames. All over this region the wind was
blowing 40 miles an hour.
Senator Dawes has notified the
sergeant-at-arms of the Senate that the sub
committee ot"the Senate committee on
Indian affairs will be ready to start for the
Northwest the latter part of May. The sub
committee, which was appointed under a
resolution offered by Senator Morgan in
the Senate during the last days of the
session, is authorized to investigate the
administration of affairs by Indian agents
on the northern border, especially the
conduct of AgentSheehan at White Earth
agency in Minnesota. The subcommittee
consists of Senators Dawes,* Sabiu and
At nine o'clock Tuesday night April
12th, fire from an unknown cause broke, out
in an outbuilding in the rear of the North,
western Hotel at Janesville, Mmn. high
wind was prevailing which swept across
Mam street and in a very short time the
fire communicated to the hotel and stores
destroying them like tinder boxes. It
spread across the street, taking two blocks
ntirelyover thirty buf.dingsentailing a
heavy loss. The Waseca fire department
was notified and immediately responded
rendering efficient aid. The post-office, Ar
gus office and Jennison Bros.' bank are
among the buildings burned. The origin of
the fire is not known.
Watertown, Dak., was threatened
with disaster from prairie fire on the after
noon of the 8th, and only by the inost
vigorous work of the firemen and citizens
was the destroying torch staved. The
thermometer stood at 85 degrees. By a
.prairie fire, set by a locomotive sparks three
farmers in Hanson county were burned out
buildings, machinery, seed wheat, corn, hay!
and in one'.caso several head of live stock.
At Huron a prairie fire ran into the fair
grounds destroying 1,000 worth of build
ings. High winds prevailed everywhere.
At Aberdeen it was 92 above zero during
About two months ago Henry Ren
se^was brought to the hospital at St. Cloud
Minn., for treatment of diseased bone in
his legs. Dr. Ramsey removed from each
shin-bone pieces four to fivoinches long and
nearly an inch thick. Soon after the oper
ation the removed parts of the bone were
replaced^by the shin bones from a larare
dog, which was killed for this purpose. The
bones' began to grow together, and now Mr.
linsen,is able to be up and walk about,
lnis new experiment has proved a success
and is probably the first one of the kind
ever p'erformed in this part of the country.
(W* Harrison Allen,' department
commander Dakota G. A. R.-, has made the
following appointmeatss as aid-de-camp
'and adtiva assistant adjutant general, R. E
.Fleming, Jblni F. Reynolds Post No. .44,
.Sooajtr- an. order will be issued
announcing tH staff of the department
conimander. general Order No. 2 has also
been issued, Itdpromulgates General Orde
Anderson, New York and David f. Little of farm. Mr. Gregg was educated for the
DJM commissioners to investigate the affairs ministry and while residing in the East
of the Pacific railroads, under tbe new act served the Methodist denomination
of Congress. The two first named are Demo
crats and Mr. Little a Republican.
Rochester has Paymaster-General
received a telegram from Chief Paymaster
Perrill, reporting that Charles D. Parker,
the man who, several weeks ago robbed
Paymaster Bash of 7,400, has been cap
lairchild, in regard to raising a fund to
build a monument to Gen. U. S. Grant.
At a meeting of the board of adminis
tration of Farmer's Institutes held at St.
Paul, Minn., April 12, O. C. Gregg was ap
pointed superintendent of institutes for the
ye^r ending March 1, 1838. Mr. Gregg has
grated and Lyon bounties since
1865, atidfr6m 18(2 to 1884 was auditor Of *"t"^
Lyons county. A year ago he was appointed
The annual meeting of the Minnesota
State Poultry "Association was held at
Rochester, April 6, with a
fair attendance. The time and place of the
next exhibit were not fixed. Following are
the officers elected for the ensuing year:
President, W. A. Gates. Sauk Centre vice
president, W. J. Myron, St. Paul secre
tary, Dr. D. W. Edwards, Le Sueur treasu
rer, C. J. Jacks, Rochester directors, E. J.
Gates and C. A. White, Rochester, and C.
C. Conklin, Spring Valley.
Mrs. Peter Burk was fatally injured
atMankato, Minn., by a cow she was milk
ing, on Sunday. The cow had a calf a few
days old and was acting badly, and got
fast in the rope by which she was tied. Mrs.
Burk, while attempting to release her, was
set upon by the furious beast, and would
have been killed outright had it not been
that she was of slight form and got between
the cows horns and hung on until rescued
by her husband.
At Missoula, Mont., on the afternoon
of April 6, Maguire's opera house burned
The fire originated in the express building
adjoining, which was also consumed. Wor
den & Co. were the owners of the buildings,
which are valued at S60,00O. Maguire is the
lessee of the opera house. His loss was
$20,000. No insurance on the buildings or
furn ture. Maguire & Co. will erect
new back building at once on the old site.
Speaking of the coming national en
campment and drill in May, at Washington,
Col. Chas. King, U. S. A., acting on the
staff of the Governor of Wiscon
sin, that the Milwaukee light batterv will
come in full force and make a sensation by
its personnel and by its drill. He also states
that the famous light horse squadron is one
ot the finest bodies of mounted men he
knows of anywhere.
The testimony is all in the Haddock
murder trial, at Sioux City, Iowa, and the
arguments began Monday. The theory of
an alibi for Arensdorf,Jset upfhy the detense.
is sustained by witnesses on that side, un
less the jury think that the prosecution has
successfully impeached them. It is said
there will be either a disagreement of the
jury or the theory ot the defense will be ap
By expanding rails a westbound
passenger train of the N. P. R., was de
railed near Steele, Dak., on the afternoon of
the Sth. Four cars were overturned, in
cluding the dining car which took fire. By
almost superhuman exertions the passengers
were released, only four being injured and
not a lite lost Had it occured in' the night
the calamity would have been an awful one
A dispatch from Eau Claire, Wis.,
April 12 says The prospect of a failure of
the winter wheat crop in this pait of Wis
consin by reason of the late cold weather,
have caused farmers to increase the acre
age of spring wheat to be sown, which will
be about 2Z per cent larger than last spring
The season is ten days backward, no plow
ing has been done and farmers feel dis
A sad story comes from Fort Yates
relative to sufferers whose homes were
swept away by the Missouri Hood, sixty
seven people having lost all. The Secretary
of War has directed the commandant of
the post to render all possible iu& to the
distressed people, who are without food,
clothiiig or shelter.
It is reported fuom Eau Claire, Wi.
that a disease resembling in effects cholera,
has broken out among swine in various
parts ot the county. One farmer named
S. Dunham, lost sixteen hogs from the con
tagion within a lew days. The disease has
just lately made its appearance.
AtBluffton, Minn., on* the night of
the 9th, Maltby's store building with a
public hall above, his stock of goods and
two other buildings burned with a loss of
10,000 and insurance about one-half. The
fire took from a cigar stub thiown into
some rubbish at the toot oi the stairs to the
hall, after a dance thei e.
Mayor-elect H. J. Peck of Shakopee,
Minn., a prominent attorney and
one of the" foremost members of
the Minnesota bar. is of the opinion that
borne of the recent temperance laws are un
constitutional, 111 so far as the penalties
therein expressed are concerned.
The big distillery at Des Moines,
Iowa, has been sold to the whisky pool and
it will be closed May IS. Over one hun
dred and fifty men connected with the con
cern will be thrown out of employment,
among them a largo force ot revenue
A civil service examination will be
held at Mankato, Minn April 31, for appli
cants for positions in the department offices
conducted by Civil Service Commissioner,
Lyman and a local board of examiners.
The examination will be strictly private.
J. L. Massey and William S. Briiton
of St. Louir, capitalists and money loaners,
have applied to the controller of the cur
rency for a charter of the First National
bank of Minot, Dak. The building is to be
erected at First and Main streets.
On the 9th, Mr.[and Mrs. Hegener,
of Minneapolis were charged with man
slaughter in the first degree in the district
court ot Ramsey county, for tho shooting
of Murphy at St. Paul a couple of days be
fore, and admitted to bail in 5,000
At Shakopee, Minn., on the 11th," 'a
seven-year old daughter of Henry Duede
was drowned in a water barrel. -She wag
trying to dip up water out of a barrel which
was nearly empty, and losing herbalanco,
The name of the postoffice at
Nakomas, Lake county, Dak., is changed to
Romona, and Miss Nora O'Domiel appointed
postmistress vice R. H. Pearee, resigned.
Indian Agent Osborne, of thePonea
Pawnee Indian agency, Indian Territory,
writes to Commissioner Aikens that he shot
a mutinous Indian dead in self defense.
The Secretary of the Treasury 1ms
appointed C. Hoppe of Sheboygan a gauger
for the Third internnl revenue district of
At Tipton, Iowa, Mrs. Susan Ham
mond, a wealthy widow. 70 years of age,
committed suicide by throwing herself into
The ice went out of the river at
Brainerd, Minn., oh the Sth, without any
damage, but it is an unusually late opening.
The Rice county .Union Agricultural
society will hold its fair for 1SS7 on the 6th
and 7th of September,
JohnE. Diamond of Brookings^ Dak.,
United States court commissioner for the
Second district, has resigned.
The Terrible Infant.
Children aye yery sympathetic.
There*? 6ne qujtq! yoijijg vhc an
aunt witon-siV^Y^v^y dearly^ but
th "elina tloas.. not- onSjl'Stand
thi ng._ .The aujit-is single, but she does
not hope'to be so Idng. although, Judo-,
ing by the child's remarks theposition
of wife Is likely,to be a very tryingonp.
The gentleman wio^ia- tlie cornet, of
fluttering interest.^a^en In the habit
of making long and frequent calls.
These calls the child has studied with
some regard to the aunt she adores
The last one the child assisted ".t muted
"Aunty fche, said, sadly, "which
womd you rather do, talk to Mr. Jones
or goto a funeral?"
Mr: .Jones felt like .making a subject
*Oera righ then
superintendent, of the State experimental Chronicle
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SPIKIT O THE JiEWS.
The German press waraily approves
of the new^ Italian Cabinet.
Neither wine, ale, porter, nor brandy
has ever been manufactured is Japan.
Twents-five Mormon women are'at
work as missionaries in east Tennessee.
There are said to be over 606,000
opium-consumers in the United States.
The gross receipts of the Bernhardt
engagement in New York amounted tc
A lover of statistics has calculated
that 19.909 stitches are required for a
Over 300 indictments were found by
the special grand jury against the Cook
County, 111., boodlers.
The New York Legislature has ap
propriated 1500.000 for the improve
ment of the Erie Canal.
Five negroes, accused of having mur
dered a boy, were lvnched by a mob at
Yorkville, S. April 6.
Woodite is a new material, said to
be noninflammable, impervious to
water, and as elastic as rubber.
Herr Krupp is going to start a first
class daily newspaper at Essen for the
use of his 20,000 workmen.
The American flag, so far as Chicago
is concerned, has still the usual amount
of blue and hite in its make-up.
Toads are an article of merchan
dise in Paris, being kept in tubs and
sold at the rate of two francs a dozen.-
John D. and William Rockefeller
have Standard oiled the wheel of the
Tabernacle Baptist Church in New
York with a gift of $75,000.
April Sth every town in Bulgaria
sent congratulations to Prince Alexan
der of Battenberg, it being his 30th
The monument of the late Schuyler
Colfax, to be erected at Indianapolis by
the Odd-Fellows of Indiana, will be un
veiled May 18 with elaborote ceremon
HThe new Director of Public Safety of
Philadelphia has notified the police
that they will be held strictly responsi
ble for the enforcement of the gambling,
prize-fighting, and Sunday liquor-sell
The young Count Andrassy acted as
second for Lieutenant Wharman in a
duel he recently fought at Pesth with
Count Audor Szechenjl. A bullet
bassed through the latter's chest and
he is not expected to live.
Mrs. Thomas A. Hendricks denies
that she has any intention of writino-
a, biography of the late Vice-President
She is however, engaged in classify
ing and arranging the mass of memo
randa left by him, which will doubtless
be valuable for reference in the
Mr. Moses Bauer of New York last
Sunday celebrated his 100th birthday
anniversary. Mr Bauer boasts that he
drank beer for ninety-nine years, but
on this occasion he treated his friends
to wine bottled on the banks of the
Rhine just 100 years ago.
The Duke of Argyle, father of the
Marquis of Lome and Lord Colin Canm
bell, is a small man, with a big head
and the face of a mud-carter. He has
a mass of bushy white hair, his shirt is
always frayed at the collar, he invaribly
wears a rusty frock coat, and trousers
five inches to short.
Col. W. II. Martin, who will succeed
Senator-elect Reagan in the House, is
as tall and thin as a rail. He wears
long hair and has a tuft on his chin,
and a mustache. His voice is loud
aad his gestures are awkward: His
trousers never fit him and he weai-s a
Mr. Story's idea of a Grant monu
ment, which he has shaped into a clay
model and sent to New York, is a base
of mausoleum form, surmounted by a
dome and statue of Grant, with the
figure of Victory in front over the
entrance and a frieze on the sides illus
trating events of the war.
Miss Nellie Whiteside, a very pretty
girl of 18, joined the Salvation Armv
recently at Raleigh, N. and discov
ered that under her contract absolute
obedience to any orders of her superiors
was required. Miss Whitesides refused
to many one of the Salvationists, and
was then told that she would be arrest
ed for violation of the contract. She
called on the police for protection.
Jeff Davis, close on his 80th birthday,
slili journeys out into the brambles near
Ids home at Beauvoh\ Miss.,
on the gulf and shoots, an
occasional rabbit for sport's
sake. He tieated himself to anew shot
gun a month or so ago, and seemed to
to think it was rather a good joke when
one of his visitors asked whether he was
contemplating startiug out upon a new
The Rev. Dr. Talmage, \yfco has just
returned to Brooklyn from his'Western
tour, said in a late sermon to his con
gregation: I have never seen such
signs of life in businessI would call it
a boom if I did not dislike tb,e word.
The men who took Horace Greeley,
advice were right. I would give the
same advice today nay, I would go
myself if, a,ny neceessity was laid! %pan
me, as I told some of tbe western per
A correspondent, who had,
sonal interview with Mr7
last Saturday at his cp-
along a country ad g^J^
years and the great fatigue of a^ession
prolonged almost till daylight, h*
ih wind4 P* bright flush to
his a* 4 although it w\ blowing
quite sharply, from the east, he wore
bnttoned and flying back."
It lias 'been no secret that many
lad ie in society hera of late years have
smoked *G5r&orless cigarets. This,
winter tfie -practice of snuff-dipping
has found great favOr among the fail
sex, and many genteel mil high-bred
ladies society have indulged in it.
kach snuff-dipper has her bottle and
swab-g^i., from and by which she eon-
\y$ the filthy dust to her lips. The
article used for this repulsive purpose
is the old-fashioned yellow Scotch snuff,
of which four limes as much is consum
ed In this, way by the women oi this
metropolis than ft? the titfflation of the
-oL factory o^gwfey al'Hhe sntiff-takers
o\ bQTjh, se?e&. When this practice 'has
&s.teo$a npott a women it said
that she rarely, if ever, is able to shake
it off. Neither mind, health, self-respect,
love for her husband, children, or friends
can give sufficient resolution
1 or "dipping/ snuff
chewing is called.rWashington Letter.
How Beechei Capturod an Audience.
One of the most dramatic events in
the oratorical career of Henry Ward
Beecher occured in Richmond five years
ago this spring, during his lecturing
tour through the South. The announce
ment that he as to lecture at Mozarl
Hall on "The North and the South"
filled the old building. It was hi* first
appearance in Richmond since the War,
and he was rather doubtful about the
kind of reception he would get. When
he walked out on the stage he saw be
fore him a distinguished audience of
Southerners, including several of the
leading Generals on the losing side. In
the fourth row of the orchestra sat Gen.
Fitzhugh Lee. and just behind him Gen.
Rosser, while near by were E\-Gov.
"Extra Billy'' Smith and Gov. Cameron.
No applause greeted the great preacher
as he stepped before the footlights.
The ladies leveled their opera-glasses
at him withcdkl curiosity, and the
men looked cooly expectant. Some
hisses from a few rowdies in the gal
lery did not tend to dispell the dullness
of the reception.
Mr. Beecher surveyed the audience
camly for a moment, and then stepping
directly in front of Gen. Lee, he said:
I have seen pictures of Gen. Fitzhugh
Lee, and 1 judge that you are the man:
am I right?''
The General, slightly taken aback
by this direct address nodded stiffh,
while the audience bent forward
breathless with curiosity as to what
was going to follow
Then," said Mr. Beecher. his face
lighting up, "1 want to oiler you tlu\
right hand which in its o\Cn a\.
fought against 011 and youis twenty
fi\ years ago, but which I would now
willingly sacrifice to make the sunny
South prosperous and happ\. Will
you take it, General?"
There was a moment's hesitation, a
moment of deathlike stillness in the hall,
and then Fitzhugh Lee as on his feet,
his hand was extended across tiie foot
lights, and was quickly met by the
warm grasp of the preadieiV.
At first there was a murmur, half of
doubtfulness, from the audience: then
there was a hesitat iu clapping ol hands,
and before Beecher had unloosed the
hand of Robert E. Lee's nephewnow
governor of Virginiathere were
cheers such as werene\er heard befon
in old Mozart, though it had been the
scene of many a War and political
Soeieh lady No. l-"Have you been
to the now dentist?"
Society lady No.2-"No."
"He is such a nice man that I feel
happj as soon as my teeth begin to
For "worn-out," "run-down," debilitated
school teacher, milliners, seamstresses,
housekeepers, and over-worked women gen
erally Dr. Fieices's Favorite Pie.cnption
is the best of nill root-m-itiTT,, is the best of ai
not a "Cure-all,
restorativ tonics, "i is
but admirably fulfills a
singleness of purpose, being a most potent
bpecific for aft those Chroma Weaknesses
and Diseases peculiar to women. It is a
powerful, general a* well as uterine, tonic
andnorvme, and imparls vigor and strensrth
to the whole system. It promptly cures
weakness of the stomach, indigestion,
bloating, weak back, nervous piostration
debility and sleeplessness, Vither sex!
favorite Pi escnption ih sold by drufzisw
under our positive quirantee. See wra&
Per around bottle. Hice 1.00 a bottle, or
six bottles for 0 00.
A large treatise on Diseases of Women,
profusely illustrated with colored plates'
and numerous wood-cuts, sent for ten cents
Address, World's Dispensary Medical
.Association. 000 Main Street, Buffalo. N. Y.
A mustard plaster is very sympathetic.
When it can't do anything else lor ou it
draws your attention.
In Town and Hamlet.
The seeds of intermittent and bill 1 remit
tent fever germinate and bear
"Whs,*s, Jfy s&s'
sev^ miles L^^
found him return^
No community has altogether escaped it
In populous wards of large, citie-s
age causes it, and in thoir suburbs stagnant
pools sunken lots Weed it. There 1" at
Its name is Howotter's Stomaca Bitten
which is, without peradventure, the most?
potent antidote existence to tho malanall
\jrus Fortified with this im-^rable
saving specific, miasma^ .aencra ml
be encountered wit' .,AOmte impum*?
Disorders o the stomach, Uver and boSc
beptten by mia&ma-taiated orc
otnei eau. -uccumb to the benefice
tuadaer Uvu'ules are surely rttifor -ey and
its use Y^hfea it is given a per-ajs* vable by
Wheat, No. orthern.... 75
Corn, %&>,? Northern 73
Oafelsr A Mixed 29
B&& o.2 White 3i
iax Seed j
Baled Hay, upland.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 8 0J
1 .baled Hay, timothy.... 10 0)
Flour, patent ^4 25
Potatoes Bressed Beef, steers
Minneapolis April ft.
No. 1 Hard 2 7/
No. 1 Northern 75
No. 2 Northern 7'i
-Patent in sacks, i on
Patent in barrels.... ""4*
Patent at New England
Patent at N. Y. and Penn''
(e S 50
in) 3 CO
5 50 00
(S 4 40
Wheat, cash -01/-
Oats, cash 7%J
Flax Seed, casn.. 1
MESS PORK...T 0,1 ffi
No. 1 Hard, May ..$
li$ 5 10
78U $ ~8 75
Milwaukee, AprU 13.