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S T. PAUL. MINNESOTA.
NOTES O THE TIMES.
THE Benedictine monastery otPonti-
a is soon to be sold auction,,
A THKEE-HTJNDKED pound tur*^ wa
recently captured near St, Augustine,
Mns. MABY MAPES DODGE is graceful
and well dressed. Sh talks with great
DURING the recent flood in Montreal
twenty-six miles of streets were under
A N English prisoner, who is 3 8 years
old, confessed recently that he had spent
over twenty years in prison.
THE Iron guards of Youngstown, O.
have changed their name to the Logan
guards in honor of the late Gen. Logan.
THE navy department has adopted a
new invention for applying the forced
draft in the furnaces of mai'ine engines.
I is expected that the Cherokee
council will appropriate $60,000 to re-
build the female seminary in that a
THE negotiation between Great
Britian over the Afghan boundary are
at a standstill, neither side being will-
ing to make concessions.
THE professor of physical education
in the University of Pennsylvania, aided
by the faculty, is stopping the smoking
of cigarett es on the college grounds.
ANOTHER Mazarin bible will be in
the market in June, when the library
belonging to the earl of Crawford and
Balcarres will be dispersed under the
THE Preside nt and Mrs Cleveland
will go to New Haven June 17 to at-
tend the dedication of the soldiers' and
sailors' monument. They will be
gues ts of Prof. Marsh of the Yale
CHRISTOPHER MEYER, a New York
rubber merchant whom nobody seems to
know, is said to have enough money of
his own to buy the Baltimore & Ohio
Read on cash terms. is a German
by birth, but made his fortu ne in th's
Mis LILLIAN BAYARD TAYLOR,
daughter of the dead poet, 13 announced
as engaged to Ot to G. Ritiani, a
medical student of the University of
Halle, Germany. Mrs and Miss Tay-
lor will ultimate ly return to America
for a permanent residence
MAYOR HEWITT of New York re-
ceived his first money by reading to a
rich man thr ee or four hours a day for
a year. was then but 16 years of
ag e. For his year's reading he received
the munificent compensation of $15
Ten dollars of this sum was used to
buy his student's gown, and the other
five was kept by his mother for inciden-
EDWARD MCPHERSON denies that he
told an interviewer he rode wi th Lin-
coln to Gettysburg and urged him to
prepare a speech, and that in conse-
quence of the urging Lincoln wrote his
great speech on his kne e. express-
es the belief that Linco ln prepared his
great speech after he reached Gettys-
burg in a bedroom, but utterly repudi-
ates the car story.
STEPHEN SALISBURY of Worcester
Mass., has just given to the Technical
Institutes of that city $100,000, to be
used in the erection and equipment of a
building for laboratories [for mechanic-
al, physical, and chemical science as a
memorial to his father, the late Steph-
Salisbury, who for a great many
yea rs was President and chief patron
of the institute.
MR. GLADSTONE was recently asked
if he would not consider a proposal to
visit the United States, and told that
his arriv al would crea te greater inter-
est than that of any other man in
Europe. "Ah, that," said he -'is just
what I have been afraid of. A quiet
journey I might stand, but such a wel-
come as American kindne ss has led me
to expe ct is what physicians, who
rule me, would never allow. I fear be
sides, you know, that a man of 78 years
old,whose strength is more than needed
for his work at home, has scarcely a
right to spend it in crossing the Atla n-
MISS JULIA ELIZABETH FORNERET
was Sunday installed as deaconess in
the Episcopal Church by Bishop Potter
of New York. Sh is the first deacon-
esi admitted to that church for nearly
400 years and the first one ever created
in America. Bishop Potter explained
the work the deaconess is expected
to perform. Sh is not a sister, in
being under the orde rs of a superior
and devoted to a religious life but in
stead, she remains in the world, mingles
with it, but all the time is engaged in
church work suited to her sex and ca
pacity. Miss Forneret is a tall, graceful
lady, and in the dress of clerical sug-
gestion which she wears looks a ver-
itable Lady Bountiful. i
HISTORY 6 THE WEEK.
On May 10, at Holiday's Cave W
Va., Mrs. Elizabeth Baker and her mdtlK
Lusella McWha, were found dead -r,
house of the former. Their bf *u the
beaten bv a car pin, an ax -ads were
them. Three hundred a
was for robb*"" en was that the murder
days ago ,ry. Mr. McWha had a few
ana. *ecoived several thousand dollars,
gr- went to Pittsburg to deposit it. His
.ii-in-law, Mr. Baker, also being absent
it is thought some one familiar with the sit
uation, but not knowing that the money
was gone, attempted robbery, and being
discovered and identified by the women,
killed them to conceal their crime. Mrs.
McWha was seventy years old and ho
daughter forty. Baker, the husband a
A dispatch from Wellsville, Ohio,
says that numerous citizens of that place
have devised a new plairto defeat the Dow
Liquor law. They have organized several
private clubs to encourage drinking, elected
officers, and purchased a large amount of
liquor. They meat at each other's houses,
where they have a high old time. The Pro
hibitionists are greatly excited over the
turn in affairs and are seeking a remedy.
Many prominent citizens belong to the clubs
and say they will maintain their rights at
all hazards. The streets were full of
drunken men Saturday night
and several serious fights
occurred. The anti-whiskey people are
A Chicago, Friday night, all build
ing operations under the control of con
tractors who are members of the Master
Masons' and Builders.' Association were
shut down so far as the bricklayers and
stone masons are concerned. I is esti
mated that fully 10,000 workmen are now
idle in the building trades of the city, as the
results of the strikes or the lockout. The
general shut down inaugurated is the out
growth of a series of strikes in the building
trades, and is the nature of an attempt
by the emplovers to force a battle with the
workmen and secure a lasting peace during
The firm of Swan Bros., of Cheyenne
the leading cattle dealers of Wyoming made
an assignment on the 16th, with liabilities
of 1,10TP,0C0, and assets nominally the
same. The cause for the assignment is
primarily due to the action of a Daven
port, Iowa, bank bringing suit on a note
signed by one of the firm as surety and
this caused direct c-redi ors to press other
claims, none of them past due however.
The Swans claim that they will be able to
pay in full, their invoice "of bonds, stocks,
lands and live stock amounting tol,223,(J00.
Fruit growers the vicinity of Cen
tralia, 111., are very despondent over what
promises to be the destruction by midgets
of nearly the balance of the strawberry crop.
None of the growers had any previous
knowledge of this midget or its capacities
for depredation. The growers, after exam
ining the extent of the damage done, esti
mate it at from 50 to 75 per cent. The
canker worm and eater-pillar are at work
upon apple trees in a large number of or
chards. Apples and cherries will not v.eld
over half a crop.
The Board of Trustees of the State
University, with a view of increasing the
popularity and strength of that institution
Ohio, are about to secure the services of
ex-President R. B. Hayes of Freeniont, as
President. He will take charge of the uni
versity at the opening of the fall term
September. Mr. Hayes is a graduate of
Kenyon and Harvard colleges, and is in
every way admirably qualified for the posi
tion of President of the leading institution
of learning in Ohio. The salary is &3,0CO a
A Lebanon, N H., May 10, the
most destructive fire that Northern New
Hampshire has ever known occurred. It
broke out in Mead, Mason & Co.'s furni
ture factory. The adjoining buildings, also
occupied by Mead, Mason & Co built of
wood, and filled with inflamable matter,
were soon destroyed. The fire worked
southerly, burning everything in that di
rection. The loss is $300,000, with insurance
A cyclone swe pt over Blue Springs
Gage County, Nebraska, Friday. All tele
graph wires are down, and only meagre
particulars at hand. Several houses were
leveled, and a church unroofed. One man,
at least, was fatally injured, and a woman
was struck by lightning and instantly
The supreme council of the Catholic
Knights of America concluded its biennial
session in Chicago. John D. Coleman, of
New Orleans, was elected supreme
president C. F. O'Rourke, Ft. Wayne,
vice-president John Barr, Lebanon, iky.,
secretary M. J. O'Brien, Chattanooga,
The business failures during the last
seven days number for the United States
135, tor Canada 32, total 107, against 182 last
week and 17(5 the corresponding week last
year. Failures are decreasing all parts
of the country, except perhaps Canada and
A plan is on foot Lima, O., to
organize a producers' oil exchange to op
pose the Standard Oil Company. The
plans have not yet been perfected, but
many of the leading oil men in the Lima
fields are interested.
IN THE JKAST.
A dispatch of the 12th from Sand
wich, Mass., reports a forest fire the most
extensive and disastrous ever known on the
cape. The fire 1 an twenty miles in length,
the head being in East Falmouth, thence to
Maspee, (Sandwich vdlage, Sagamore,
Bourne and Prescott. The residents of
Bourne removed their household goods
from their dwellings. It is reported that
several houses at Monument Beach, besides
many others in the outskirts were destroyed
Five hundred acres or more were burned
over, consisting in part of valuable wood
A horrible accident occurred Friday
at Coal Valley, Penn a few miles from
McKeesport, which resulted in the burn
ing to death of Mrs. Cook and her two lit
tle children and the total destruction of the
house. She was using petroleum oil to
kindle a fire, when the contents ~of the can
were ignited and an explosion followed.
The woman rushed out ot the house with
her clothing in flames and perished in the
yard. The house took fire and was con
sumed and two children who Avere in -it
perished in the flames A third child only
escaped a similar fate by following her
mother out of the house.
Gov. Beaver of Pennsylvania has
signed the high license bill. The act
classifies liquor license according to the
nature of the community in which
business is to be carried on, instead of
according to the volume of sales, which is
the existing basis of classification. There is
a $500 license for cities of 30,( 00 population
and over, $400 for smaller cities, $200 for
boroughs, and 100 for township hotels.
I is stated on excellent authority
that Willie Sprague, son of ex-Gov. Sprague
and grandson of the late Chief Justice
Chase is to sue for divorce. He married
his step-mother's sister. The ground upon
which the petition will be based is that
Willie, who was a mere boy at the time of
bis marriage, was not a free agent.
I was reported on the 14th that
Mrs. Gen. Grant was then out of danger
from an attack of diptheria, with which she
had been prostrated for about a week. Fo
a few days her situation was critical, and
her grandchildren were sent away from her
New York home.
Twenty couples, members of the
Reading Social club (colored), came to
Bethlehem, Penn., from Reading to attend
a sociable, and were refused quarters at
the hotel. The hotel men say they cannot
The trial of Jake Sharp for Broad
M* -*ce R. R., bribery of New York
men, began on thel6th, with the work
aj&ecuring a jury.
"^William O'Brien Ahe
longing to Mr. Bak" _u fifty dollars be
theory at first jri"1"
~r are missing. The
5oTtor of United
treland, who is atpresentin Canada, has just
been elected in Dublin as member of par
^he New York assembly has fixed
upon the 23d inst, for memorial services in
honor of the late Samuel J. Tilden.
The organs of the Orangemen in
'Canada condemn the action of the Tononto
opponents of O'Brien.
Mr. Blaine will sail for Europe June
8, on the Cunard steamship Ems.
R. G. Dun & Co's. weekly review says: A
great revolution in business is going on.
With radically conflicting accounts of
serious losses at some localities and in some
branches, and of wonderful gains at other
places, or in other departments of trade and
industry, the difficulty of reaching just con
clusions is much enhanced. The Inter-State
act is but one of several causes which con
tribute to produce this revolution in com
merce expansion the volume and
change in the kind of currency is another
not less important. Most .unexpected re
sults are produced the Inter-State act
clearly helps some who bitterly opposed
it and as clearly injures others who ex
pected great benefits from its operations.
Thus the river business of the West is ex
panding under the influence of the law and
the railroads are at the same time getting
iarger earnings troni the part ot the traffic
they retain, while not a few cities find, as
Cincinnati oes, that trade in many lines
is greatly embarrassed. One general tend
ency is disclosed by the urgent demands
for suspension or change of the law, espec
ially from those who most favored its en
actment. Serious diversion of trade from
Western cities which have been chief cen
tres of distribution is in progress and a
multitude of smaller towns are repeaping
Western products do not, as a rule, gain
anything in Eastern markets wheat has
advanced 5 cents since the act went into
effect, corn and oats have declined a
fraction, pork is about the same in price,
lard yt@l cent lower, hogs cent lower,
and beet sells at the same price. Cotton
has been advanced cent, but this change,
like the rise wheat, is clearly speculative,
and therefore threatens reaction through
curtailment of demand.
Railroad building is not checked by the
act as yet, and there is a probability that,
by encouraging traffic at many instead ot
few centres ot trade, the law may tend to
the building ot numerous local roads and
parallel or rival lines.
THE OLD WORLD.
The Paris Temps says Wadding-ton,
French ambassador at London, had an in
terview with Prime Minister Salisbury in
reference to the neutralitv of the Suez
canal, which resulted in a "cordial under
standing on the subject.
The secretary of India has noli lied
the British government of a find, under the
palace of Gwalior of $25,O0O,00O which was
buried by the late mahgrajah. The govern
ment has taken it for investment lor the
A disastrous collision occured on the
Brighton railway at Melbourne, May 11.
The killed and injured numbered fifty-five.
The engineer, stoker and three passengers
were killed and fifty others injured, some
The sale of crown jewels in Paris has
begun. Ten lots were disposed of, realiziug
505,700 francs. Among articles sold were a
diamond necklace tor IS1,250 francs, and a
pair of diamond epaulettes for 84,000 francs
The monument to the late President
Garfield, prepared under the auspices of the
Society of the Army of the Cumberland,
was unveiled at Washington May 12, with
appropriate ceremonies. Gen. Keilfer of
Ohio, on behali of the committee presented
the monument to Gen. Sheridan President
of the Society and Gen. Sheridan presented
it to President Cleveland who accepted in
behalf of the people of the United States.
The statue, which is of bronze, is ten feet
six inches in height, and represents Gen.
Garfield as delivering an address, with his
right hand resting on a column and a
manuscript held in his left. The in
scriptions upon the shaft are on three sides.
The cost of tne monument was $56,748.
Associate Justice Wm. Woods
died at Washington May 14. He was born
at Newark, Ohio. Graduated at Yale in
1S45 began practice of law in 1S47 served
two terms in the Ohio legislature as a
Democrat, 185761 enlisted in the civil war
as Lt. Colonel 76ch O. V. I., and served until
lis close, then being Major General of
Volunteers 1804 to 1866 he was State Cnan
cellor of Alabama I860 appointed by Presi
dent Grant, Circuit Judge, residing at
Mobile and 1880 promoted to the Supreme
Court bench. He wil be buried in Ohio.
Secretary Fairchild has formally noti
tified Mr. Hyatt, who is now at his home in
Norwalk, Conn., of his appointment as
treasurer of the United States, and it is sup
posed that the new appointee will file his
bond and take the oath of office this week.
The transfer of the office from the outgoing
to the incoming treasurer will involve a
count ot all the cash and securities in the
treasury and an examination of the books,
records and accounts of the office. I is
estimated that this work will consume at
least two month's tune.
The 18th, annual reunion of ilie So
ciety of the Army of the Cumberland was
held at Washington on the 11th. Gen
Sheridan presided and Mrs. Logan occupied
a seat in the audience. Gen. Sheridan, Gen
Rosecrans, Gen. Sherman, Gov. Curtin and
others spoke. Col. Henry M. Duffield was
the orator at the evening session. The re
union for 1888, will be at Chicago, in Sep
tember, Chickamauga week.
Assistant Secreta ry Mayi,ard has de
cided that it is a violation of the law against
importing labor under contract to hire per
sons residing in Drummondville, Ont, to
work in this country, and who cross the
Suspension Bridge morning and night,
going to and returning from their Avork.
The Inter-State Commerce Commis
sion has returned to Washington from its
tour in the Southern section of the country.
It is given out that the Commission is now
in favor of the permanent suspension of
Sec. 4, so far at least, as temporary sus
pensions have been granted.
O the 11th Preside nt Cleveland ap
pointed James W Hyatt of Connecticut
Treasurer of the United States to suceed,
Conrad N. Jordan resigned, to become
Vice-President and manager of the Western
National Bank of New York City.
The appointment of Mr. John Hol
comb, of Indiana, as chief clerk of the bu
reau of education, this formaly, announced
and he will enter upon his duties June 1,
at which time Chief Clerk Gardner's resig
nation takes effect.
At the request of the Japanese gov
ernment, Secretaiy Whitney has ordered
the admission into the naval academy of
Nn-e, a Japanese youth of noble family aged
Ex-Congressman Randolph Tncker
and Ex-Gov. Hoadly are both mentioned as
successors to Justice Woods of the U. S.
Friends of Attorney General Garland
are very confident he will bo appointed As
sociate Justice to succeed Judge Woods de
NORTHWESTERN NEWS. t
March 4, 1887, George Wilkin, a
resident of Livingston, Mont., purchased a
ticket from the agent of the Northern Pa
cific Railroad company for the sum of $59,
the same to take him to the city of New
York. But between the villages of Perham
and New York Mills, in the State of Minne
sota, an accident occurred, and Wilkin
avers that his collar bone was broken,
shoulder dislocated, and other serious in
juries were sustained by him. lost con
siderable time, which he estimates at .the
rate of $"0 per month, and the value of his
railroad ticket. He sues the railroad com
pany in the United States circuit court at
St. Paul, Minn., for $10,040, which amount
he thinks will be just recompense for in-
The North Dakota Pharmacy boa rd
had a meeting at Bismarck on the 11th. I
is composed of H. L. Hausseman, Grafton
E. E. Maxcy, Fargo, and Frank Frisby,
Bismarck. The board organized by the
election of Hausseman president and Frank
Frisby secretary and treasurer. The new
law goes into effect June 11, before which
time all pharmacists must be examined,
registered and obtain certificates.
The entire business part of Earlville,
Iowa, a town of 1,000 inhabitants thirty
seven miles west of Dubuque, was wiped
out by fire on the 12th. Twenty business
houses, four dwellings, one church and
several barns were destroyed. Loss $150,-
000 insurance, $53,00(*. Cause of fire un
known. Only two elevators, a hardware
store, a bank and the Masonic building
were saved in the business part.
The report has been received at St.
Paul, Minn., of the death at Plattsmouth,
Neb., of J. D. Martin, of inflamatory rheu
matism. Martin was recently tried lor and
acqnitted of the murder of Buck Moore at
the Minnesota stock yards, and it is said
that his life in prison at St. Paul, awaiting
trial, so wore upon him that the disease of
which he died was tee natural result.
W Holbrook, residi ng wi th his
son in North Des Moines, Iowa, killed him
self Monday morning by cutting his throat
with a razor. For the past five years he had
been an invalid and was closely watched
by the household, but not being observed he
went to the garret where he cut a long gash
on the left side of his neck, severing the
The Minnesota Sta te Commission to
relocate the State Reform school, at a ses
sion at St. Paul, Thursday, decided upon
Red Wing for the future home of the
stitution. Five ballots were had and upon
the last one the vote stood, Red Wing 5
Farmington 3 Hastings 1. The Reform
School property at St. Paul is valued at
.For two or thr ee days pri or to the
rain of the 13th, pretty extensile and des
tructive fires prevailed along the line of the
N.P. R.R., and Mississippi river northeast ot
Brainerd, Minn., several townships being
burned over, settlers losing some stock and
buildings, the greatest damage being, how
ever to standing and cut timber. The rain
quenched the fires.
A Sioux Falls, Dak., May 11. a five
year-old son of Sheriff John Sundback was
drowned. The child was playing about the
jail yard and fell into a pool of water an
adjoining lot where rock had been quarried
by the penitentiary laborers. Tho water
was ten feet deep. Mr. Sundback was ab
sent in Washington Territory after a
The New York Financial Chronicle
says that Messss. Morton, Rose & Co., of
London are receiving applications for
?3,( 00,000, part of an authorized issue of
$9,800,000 first mortgage 5 per cent, bonds
of the Minneapolis, Sault Ste. Marie &
Atlantic Railway company, at the price of
190 per $1,000 bond.
The Ramsey County Grand Jury
found indictments for manslaughter in tho
first degree against Charles and Bertha
Hf gener of Minneapolis, for the killing of
a man at St. Paul. They were brought
before Judge Wilkin, Tuesday, and gave
bail in $0000 to appear for trial, having first
plead not guily.
Two new Minnesota State Banks
were chartered on the 10th. The State
Bank of Duluth, capital paid m, $50,000.
Ofiicers, W.K. Rogers, president O. Sten
son, vice president Martin O. Hall, cashier.
The Franklin State Bank of Minneapolis,
capital paid in 50,O0J. Ofiicers, William
James, president J. D. Muldoon, vice pres
ident John C. Fairweather, cashier. Col.
Rogers, the projector of the Dulutfa bank,
was the private secretary of Ex-President
R. Hayes, during his term in the Execu
A the last board of trade meeting at
Austin, Minn., arrangements were com
pleted for the final survey from Rochester
to Austin of the Duluth, Red Wing &
Southern railroad. A soon as the survev
is completed there will be a meeting of the
diiectors of the road. The city council will
pay for the survey.
The last rail of the Bottineau branch
of the Manitoba road was laid May 11 and
it is expected the line will be open for
traffic next week. The line runs from Rug
by Junction forty miles northwest to Bot
tineau, and opens up to settlement the rich
dittrict west and south of the Turtle moun
A Fargo, on Monday, C. W Ellis, a
Northern Pacific engineer, became violent
ly insane tried to place bis wife on a red
hot stove and committed other violence.
Mr. Ellis was discharged from the James
town asylum only a short time siDee. A
board of insanity will probably take his
A Lanesboro, Minn., on Wednes
day an eight year old son of Ole O. Running
living on a farm with his parents dropped a
loaded revolver which he had found in a
drawer on the floor, discharging the weap
on. The ball entered the brain of a two
year old brother, killing him instantly.
Three tires occurred at Minneapolis,
Minn., during the night of the 12th, two of
them being of minor consequence and the
third involving the destruction of the Cedar
Lake shps of the Minneapolis and St. Louis
railroad, that loss amounting to 75,000. The
other losses are stated at $2,000.
Mr s. Christina Johnson was fatally
burned in a boarding house at Minneapolis,
Minn., on the 13th. The room occupied by
herself and husband was set on fire by the
overturning of a lamp during a quarrell,
both being intoxicated. The man was also
burned ut not fatally.
O the 11th Pierre, Dak., voted
$25,000 in bonds to aid the Duluth Pierre &
Black Hills railroad. President Hill, of the
Manitoba, is behind the scheme. I is ex
pected the road will reach Pierre from
Aberdeen by December. There were no
P. Groat, immigration agent of
the Northern Pacific R. at St. Paul,
Minn., will sail for Europe next Wednesday
to take charge of the exhibition of North
western products to be made at the Amer
ican exposition in London, by the Northern
Forest fires at Munsing, Autrian,
Forest City, Nesfcoria, Three Lakes and
Negaunel, Mich., and Wausaukee, Wis,
have done vast damage to standing timber,
cut ties and wood. None of the villages had
been destroyed at the time of this report.
The twentyear bpnds of Sioux
Falls, Dak., to the amount of 60,000, given
to the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls & North
western road, have been sold to Melvin
Grugsby for "X% per cent premium, he being
the highest bidder.
A woman afflicted with leprosy has
been discovered in Freeborn county, Minne
sota. She is the mother of eight children
and is at the present time enciente. I is
stated that her fingers and toes are gone
and that numbness pervades her extremities.
Ak c, second baseman of the Dulut h,
Minn., base ball club, was drowned at a
Crosse, Wis., on the" evening of the 11th,
while boat riding near the head of Baron
island. His home was at Altoona, Pa.
The Stacy Saw Mill, store, one
dwelling, a large quantity of lumber, tel
egraph poles, etc., were destroyed by fire
at Birmingham, Wis., on the 14th. Loss'
$26,000, with only $1,000 insurance.
A Dodge Center, Minn, the founda
tion is being laid for the erection of a 200-
barrel daily capacity flour mill, also a teed
mill of lOfrbushels per hour capacity. I
wfll be in running order by Sept.
Congressman Lind has appointed
Aaron C. Pearson of St Peter, Minn., to
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation
of E. Searing, as cadet at the miilitary
academy at West Point.
Thos. Britt of Grand Forks, emplo y
ed at Minot, Dak., in the Manitoba round
house, while cleaning out an ashbox of a
locomotive had both legs cut off a sud
den start of the machine.
5 Quite extensive reports are published
of the wheat crop in Minnesota and Dakota
at this date, and from these it is deduced
that the total crop of 1887 will aggregate
The Bank Clerk's Umbrella.
Everybody kuew that dinner was
nearly ready as the combination odor of
boarding-house vetetables had become
so painfully intense.
Old Mr. Bottle wandered down-stairs
on the early-bird principal and took his
seat. I may have been owing to the
rain ancl rough weather outside, but the
old man was not in the best of humor.
acted as though the world had
hustled him some and he wanted to
drown sorrow in dinner. The bell
rang as he sent a pair of foraging eyes
about the table and the other boarders
began to drop in. The Two Maiden
Ladies were the first to arrive, then the
Young Lady Boarder attended by the
Bank Clerk and with everybody follow
N one noticed old Mr. Bottle's
gloom. The Bank Clerk was in such
higli spirits that his sallies with the
Young Ladv Boarder occupied the at
tenti on of the table.
"Had quite an adventure to-day,"
he remarked, spilling some cranberry
sauce on the table cloth and putting
his butter-dish over the spot.
The Young Lady Boarder was all
interest immediately, and so Avas every,
body else, exce pt old Mr. llottle.
"You see. when I was up in Co
necticut last month." said the Bank
Clerk, I lost my umbrella. I rained
so I had to sail into a country store and
invest a dollar and eighty cents in a
family cotton. I had trouble wi th that
umbrella right off. I wasn't spre ad
ten minutes before the dye began to
run and the water fell off "the rifes in
great brown drops, just as though i
was raining molasses. I hurried to
cat ch a train, and when I tried to furl
that umbrella the stick was swelled.
I had to climb on the back platform,
and it took me twel ve minutes to get
that Connecticut cotton togeth er
To-day I whittled the stick down and
tried the umbrella again. There was a
crowd on Wa ll Street, but I was hurrv
ing along and thinking pretty hard
when a seedy old cove in front of me
calls over his shoulder as angry as can
'Hey, there, you young rascal,
get your umbrella out of my collar,
Edward Johnson, employed in a saw
mill at Collingwood, Minn., fell upon a cir
cular saw and was instantly cut in two, being
thrown upon the saw by tue displacement of
Sanders Olson, held at Highmore,
Dak., for wife poisoning, committed suicide
in jail on the 17th, by hanging himself with
May 11 was the thirtieth anniversaiw
of Minnesota's statehood, it having been
admitted into the Union May 11,1858. Hon.
H. H. Sibley was Governor the first year.
Wm. Sutton, a sewer contractor was
buried alive in a sewer trench Ma 11, a
St. Paul. When the unfortunate man was
dug out he had long been dead.
A ve ry welcome and valuable rain
fell in Minnesota and Dakota on the 13th
and 14th, greatly benefitting growing crops.
and sure enough," added the Bank
Clerk, chuckling immoderately, "In
the crowd a rib of my cotton umbrella
had got wedged between the old party's
neck and collar, and was dripping
molasses colored rain down his back."
A this point old Mr. Bottle turned
ed and suddenly put his hands to
back of his neck.
"Young wretch," he exclaimed in
tone that trembled with anger. "Not
content with poking your umbrella in
to me on the street you make jest of it
in public. The rudness and fiippancy
oftbe rising generation is pa st endur-
ance," and choking with indignation
and soup the old man hurried out of the
There was an appalled silence for
some minutes. The bank Clerk's hi
larity Avas already tAvo miles and a
half away, and still moving sixty miles
an hour, A length the Young Lady
Boarder said she preferred dark meat
and the Landlady asked everybody to
keep their spoons for the next course.
N. Y. Tribune.
BXVEllXD AT WASHINGTON, MAY 12
1SS7, BYTHE SOCIETY OP THE AKMY
OF THE CUMBERLAND.
"Men must work and women weep,
So runs the world away" 1
But they need not weep so much if they
use Dr Pierce's "Favorite Prescription,"
which cures all the maladies peculiar to
women. Sold by druggists.
Jay Gould's purchases of Arkansas
lands cover fully 10,000 acres, located
in three different counties.
Capt, Boycott, the original Boycott,
is IIOAV the agent for the Flixton" Hall
estate, near Bungay, in Suffolk.
The death of Mrs. Isaac Osterhout
of Wilkesbarre, Pa., places that town
in possession of a public library fund of
The London Times announces that
the Government has sanctioned the New
foundland Ba it bill Avhich will come
nto operation in 1888.
Prince Louis, the second son of
Prince Napoleon, has taken service in
the Italian army, and thus forfeited his
Miss Elizabeth Garrett, sister of the
President of the Baltimore & Ohio
Bailroad, is worth about $18,000,000,
and is a very business-like woman.
The throat affection from whi ch the
German Crown Prince suffers is, in
some of its symptoms, not unlike the
disease of which Gen. Grant died.
Experiments made by the German
War Office have proved that melinite
decompos es if kept lon g, and is there
fore useless for war purposes."
The Bev. Mr. Hewitt of Al Saints
Babbacombe, England, has introduced
a magic lantern into his church, by
means of Avhich he shoAvs the Crufix
The will of Eleazer S. Slater, Avho died
near Medina, N Y. last week, gives
$200,000 to the Synodical Board of
Foreign Missions and the Niagara Pres
Express-Messeng er Fotheringham has
sued the Adams Express Company and
Camden and Pinkerton for $100,000
damages for false arrest and imprison
John Mt Pleasant, Avho' for sixty
yea rs has been the head Chief of the
Tusearora tribe of Indians, in Niagara
County, New York, died on the 10th
Mr. Oscar Dickson, the munificent
patron of the Vega expeditions has been
ennobl ed by his Mend King Oscar of
Swede n, and is now styled Baron
The late G. Goodale of Angola
Ind., was a cousin by marriage to
President Garfield, and it Avas for him
that the latter once Avorked as a canal
Col. Orville Calhoun of Abbeville.
N. died suddenly while on his way
home from the unveiling of the monu
ment to his celebrated kinsman at
Miss Bose Cleveland will assume
charge of the province of history in
Miss Seed's New York school. Her
contract enjoins up on her not to do
literary work of any kind for outside
There has recently been unveiled in
the City of Corfu a state of Capod' Istria,
how some sixty years ago was Preside nt
of Greece for three years and rendered
the cause of national independence in-
Dion Boucicault lias been telling
that his slender Avaist and youthful air
are due to alwa ys rising from the table
hungry. Mr. George W Childs has a
complexion like a fresh apple, and he
seldom cats anything at the great din
ners he gives, and touches neither tea
NeAV York World: the London
papers take the very rational view that
neither the United States nor England
Avant to go to war over the fisheries
question. But while this is true, it is
just as well that John Bull should
understand that th British lion's
Canadian ub must be taughtto behave
Judge Birdsall of Hartford, Avho has
been arrested for embezzlement, is the
politician whom Consul-General Wal
ler, when he was Governor of Connec
icut, forcibly ejected from the Execu
tive Chamber. The affair made a sen
sation at the time, and was thought to
be Waller's political deathblow. His
action, however, resulted eventually to
The deeper the preparation of the
soil the deeper will the roots penetrate,
thus advancing closer to moistur e, as
Avell as permitting of the groAvth of a
large proportion of those rootlets that
collect food. lithe soil be shallow and the
subsoil hard the roots will spread near
er the surface, thus rendering them not
only more liable to being winter killed
but also to damage from drought.
The supposition that young sows are
better for breeding purposes than those
two or three yea rs old has done much
to impair the vigor of SAvine. The cus
tom of using young sows grew out of
the loss of young pigs by pressure from
the heavy dams, but a large breeding
sow should not be fat and heavy. A
sow over tAvo yea rs old Avill give more
milk than a younger one and, as a
rule, she Avill produce stronger pigs.
clean looking glasses take a news
paper fold it up six or eight inches
square, dip it in cold water and rub the
glass thoroughly Hyspecks ancl all
other marks will disappear as if by
magic. After the washing has been
thorough, dry and polish Avith dry
paper. Bag paper is the most useful
lor this purpose, as wood or straw
papers will leave a lint on the glass.
Cloth Avill do the same thing.
A Lock of Woman's Hair.
American ladies in general have fine
hair. I grows abundantly, like other
vegetables, under these favoring skies.
But th ey do not take altogether good
care of it. The hair needs great deal
of ventilation. I should be brushed
and separated by a wide-toothed comb
morning and evening. I should be
allowed to hang down untrammeled
eombs, pins or strings when one is in
deshabille but no married woman
should ever appear in company Avith
dishevelled hair. A few years ago this
frantic mode prevailed among women
of poor taste and limited reading. The
flowing hair is the mark of a Airgin in
all pictorial art and is so mentioned by
Horace Walpole in his histo ry of pain=
ing, published more than a hundred
years ago. Queen Victoria Avill not
permit a married woman whose hair is
flying about her shoulde rs to approach
her presencebu th little Wales and
Edinburgh girlsher grandchildren
wear their golden locks unfettered
I spite of the dictum *6f in
terested hairsellers and.^hairdressers.
nothing is so .beautiful and becoming
to a woman as luxuriant natural hair,
simply twined about the herd, while a
truant love-lock he re and the re escapes
from bondage and fall.- in curves of
beauty on the broAVs.
OLIA"E LOGA N"
THE ACME O COMFOKT.
The New Vestibuled Train on the Penn
There seems to be no-end to the devices
and improvements made jr the comfort of
travelers and the people of the last
generation are to be commierated for
what they did not know about tbe con
venience of roaming about the woild. St.
Paul and Minneapolis had on exhibition a
few days ago the latest and most superior
nOW THE CARS ABE JOINED,
device for making travel a luxury. I con
sisted of the^new vestibuled train Avhich the
ullman car company have just made tor
the Peansylvania railroad.
The cars were the most superbly finished
and furnished of anv in the world but the
great and novel feature Avas in having the
cars connected by vestibules as illustrated
the engraving above so that the passen
ger can go the entire length of the train
without stepping into the open an*.
The vestibules are formed bv enclosing
the platforms. Their structure fs primary
a broad, thick frame of steel extending ironi
platform to roof and supported by strong
elastic pressure derived from spimgs
When two cars are connected these irauies
press tightly against each other, forcing
back the steel springs. This gives close con
tact throughout the entire surface of the
frames sustained by high pressure. In this
way great steadiness of movement is im
parted to the whole train.
The personal conveniences afforded by tho
vestibules are numerous. In the interior
they are carpeted and furnished. Sheets oL
rubber, arranged in folds hke those of an
accordeon, cover the points of contact and
by stretching while the train is rounding
curves make the entrance of wind and dust
impossible. Cut glass doors that are barred
while the train is in motion open out on the
steps. The vestibules, therefore, serve as
hallways leading fri.m one car to another,
relieving the passenger from the annoyance
of the of the Avhirlwind of the open platform,
from dust in summer, from snow and in
tense cold in winter, and from storms ut
These trains consist of three sleepers a
dimng car and a composite car, the latter
combining a smoking and reading room
and bath room and barber shop, the latter
being quite a novelty in railroad travel.
This tram Avas built for the celebrated
Pennsylvania "limited" running om Chi
cago to the east Three more are being built
which will form a daily line between Chi
cago and NeAV York The public had sup
posed that the old Pennsylvania "limited"
had reached the very summit in tho way of
elegance and comfort but tue vestibule
trains absolutely "beat the world." They
are a curiosity to see and a comfort to use.
Separation s. Divorce.
Mr s. Craik the well-know author ot
"John Halifax, Gentleman,*' the Lo n
don Globe says, has joired tho Se ora
tists. W hasten to say that A\M lias
not (so far as Ave are aware) become an
advocate of political disintegration. She
has simph proclaimed, in the Contem
porary IievieAV, that Avomen, united to
bad husbands, ought, for the -ak of
their children, at once to seek for judi
cial separation. For divorce, says Mrs.
Craikthat only enable-, a bad man to
make another woman unhappybut
separation, because such a husband
cannot be reformed, and the children
are best out of his poAver. Mi's, Cra ik
is evidently in earnest, and her essay
sure to be closely studied bA her own
sex. London Queen.
Attention is directed to the notice in
another column of a rare business chance
in bt. Paul. I is a rare opportunity and
would not be offered except tor health con
St. Paul, May 17
Wheat, No Hard $
"Wheat, No. 1 Northern*
Wheat, No. 2Northern*"
Corn, No. 2
Oats, No. 2 mixed.
Oats, No, 2-white...
Barley No. 2...
Eye No. 2
FlaxSeed.... Baled Hay, upland.".'
Baled Hay, timothv
fO Hi 51)
Flour, patent & %-t
Flour straights 4 15
Mour. bakers 340
Butter, creamery., 23
((S 4 40
(ft 4 ,'J0.
(ffi IT 14
Eggs, fresh 1 0
Dressed Beef, steers.'.'.'.'.'.'. 31^
iSf %X 75
4 OJ 4 iiO
BUiineapolis, May 17
No. 1 Hard
No. 1 Northern..
No. 2 Northern
Patent in sacks., ?4 SO
Patent in barrels 4
Patent at New England
Patent at N. Y. and
Wheat, cash, 83
Corn, eah 3$
Oats, cash as
MESS PORK ^of