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WXSTBBN APPEAL FUBMSmWO OOHPiSTT.
BT. PAur. Mnsry.
BILL NYE says that genius has no
more invidious foe than proof-reader.
I N Pasco County, Fla., a man. 103
year sold has just pre-empted eighty
acres of land and proposes to farm it
THERE were 24,841 persons killed in
Hindostan in 1886 by wild animals and
venomous snakes. Nine-tenths of the
fatalities were the result of snake
VENUS, the morning star, is brighter
than it ever -appeared to any man now
living, and nearer the earth than it
will be again for three hundred and
forty years. *-^u.
the twelve men, including Will
iam Lloyd Garrison, who met in Bos
ton on January 6, fifty-six years ago*,
and signed the constitution of the Anti
Slavery Society, only one, Oliver John
son, now survives.
SAMUEL K. WILLIAM S, printer, died
recently in Charleston. S. aged
seventy-seven years. was the in
ventor of the cylinder proof-press now
to be found in nearly every printing
office in the country.
THE great steel cannon, weighing
nineteen tons, that was cast solid at
Pittsburgh, was taken from the mold
the other day and found to be perfect.
The gun would be shipped to Wash
ington to be finished and tested.:
THERE are two hundred private rail
road cars in the United States, repre
senting a value of nearly $5,000,000.
They are worth anywhere from $1,000
to $60,000 each, the most luxurious,
probably, being that owned by George
THE Binghampi on (N Y. Leader
says: I is leap year, and it has just
been one thousand years since there
were as many 8's in the year as we
have just now. I is a good time for
old bachelors to cogifc-8. the girls to
reciproc-8 and not hesit-8. I
DB. MERBIA M, of North Adams,
Mass. has in his possession a sleigh
which was made for his great-great
grandfather in 1663, and which has
been used by the different generations
of the Merrinm family ever since. It
is still strong, and Dr. Merriam drives
about in it every day.
RICHARD WOODMAN and his wife
were recently released from the State
Insane Asylum at Concord, Conn.,
after thirteen years' confinement. A
investigation shows that they are not
insane, and never were, but were
stubborn about paying over a bill that
had already been paid. J?
I N 1870 the American record of
horses known to be able to trot in 2:30
or better embraced only 151 horses.
Last year there were twice that num
ber recorded who for the first time
made 2:30 or better, and the list as
now completed includes 3,000 that can
trot or pace in that class.
A NEW thing out is a clock, with
ordinary works, that will run for a
year without attention. A electric
battery concealed in the case winds up
the clock from day to day, or week to
week, as the need may be. Once in a
great while the battery must be re
newed, but that is all the care the
clock calls fo*
TWENTY odd years ago a kind-hearted
old Philadelphia merchant caught the
office boy pilfering. talked to him*
prayed with him. gave him another
chance, and in time the boy was pro
moted step by step until he became
the most trusted employe. A few days
ago it as discovered that the young
man had been appropriating twenty
dollars a day for twenty years.
THEY have a queer way of conduct
i ng the post-office in Mexico. I one
of her leftprs Miss Ward relates that
if you go into the land of Dips of
Libertad" and ask in English for a let
ter, the obliging postmaster, or one of
his deputies will toss out the whole
stock addressod to foreign names,
whether it be a peck or a bushel, and
allow you to- select for yourself, quite
indifferent as to whether you confine
yourself to your own or other people's
A WRITER in the Richmond Times
says: "Congressman Kelley, of Penn
sylvania, gro ws more wonderful every
day, and one of the most extraordinary
things about him is his memory.
is an example of a an who has made
a Success of public life without being
able to remember either a face or a
name. can remjembeBS'jnen's
voices, but not their features,"ahd he
can tell, while sitting in the barber's
chair, who is speaking by the accents
of the speaker's voice, though he could
not tell the name of the man perhaps
if he saw him.
A N oddity is the sanitary, ventilated
Bhoe. It as conceived by a German
physician who makes a Specialty of
hygienic clothing. Th shoe resembles
an ordinary one, but is a trifle larger
and much more clumsy. Th uppers
are of the regulation kind, but the soles
are four in number. Two are made of
some kind of camel's hair felt and two
of common sole leather.. Th upper
felt and leather are perforated more
than a porous plaster and greatly re
semble the latter in appearance. Th
perforations connect with one or more
air tubes emptyi ng outside.
A SCIENTIST at Cleveland, CCthirifcs
the reason birds can fly is that their
flesh and bones area battery of such
a composition that the. rapid quiver
ing of the feathers charges the body*
with negative force, and, in conse-*"branches
tjuence, the wings have but little labor
to perform further than to gui de and
propell the body onward. thinks
this could be proved by harnessing up
a flock of. wild pigeons and causing
"thenl to discharge their electricity
into a receiver supplying men
with sufficient electricity, says this
Cleveland ge'ntlemau, they could fly.
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
FBTDAY, Jan 20.The Senate was not'-in
BesBion. In the House Mr^. Thoebe, the con
testant for Speaker Carlisle's seat, appeared
and asked for full investigation of the case.
A resolution providing for such an investi
gation, offered by Mr. Lyman, Iowa, was
defeated by a vote of 125 to 132, seven
Democrats voting in the affirmative. On
the majority report refusing an iavestiga
ton Bepublicans refrained from voting, and
the matter went over.
SATUBDAY, Jan. 21.The Senate was not
in session. In the House it was impossible
to secure a quorum to declare Mr. Carlisle
seated. A resolution was placed on the cal
endar directing the Committee' on Manu
factures to inquire into the charges that
certain individuals and corporations had
combined for the purpose of increasing the
price of necessities of life, thus working in
jury to the people.
MONDAY, Jan. 23. In the Senate, bills
were introduced for the admission of the
State of Dakota and the organization of
the Territory of Lincoln to authorize the
sale to aliens of certain mineral lands, and
to regulate elections for members of Con
gresa A resolution was adopted to investi
gate the alleged participation of Federal
officials in the suppression of the votes of
the colored citizens at Jackson,- Miss.
Senator Frye spoke in opposition to
the President's tariff policy. In the
House bills were introduced to ap
ply the surplus money in the Treasury
that may accumulate prior to June 3 0 next
to the purchase of United States bonds to
amend the Civil Service law by forbidding
the debarment of any person on acount of
age to reduce the tax on bank notes
to provide for a constitutional amend
ment prohibiting the repeal of general
pension laws to extend the legal
tender quality of the half-dollar, and
for the issue of silver certificates on the
same to punish the dealing in futures in
agricultural products, and to provide that
f-chool catalogues and reports of benevo
lent societies shall pass ithrough the mails
atone cent per pound The majority re
port of the Committee on Elections con
firming Mr. Carlisle's title to his seat was
adoptedyeas, 164 nays, 7.
TUESDAY, Jan. 24.Bills were intro
duced in the Senate to amend the pen
sion laws to change the time of meet
ing of the long session of Congress to the
first Monday in October, and of the short
session to the second Monday in Novem
ber to provide that publications of
the second class may be transmitted
through the mails free of charge to
subscribers who live In another
county, but received their mail in the
county in which the publication is issued,
and for the admission of Montana as a State.
In the House a bill was introduced author
izing the President to discontinue any cus
toms district where the revenues are not
equal to the expenses.
THE newlaw relating to permissable writ
ing and printing on second, third and
fourth-class mail matter went into effect on
THEBE were 276 business failures in the
United States during the seven days ended
on the 20th, against 312 the previous seven
AT twenty-six leading clearing houses in
the United States the exchanges during the
week ended on the 21st aggregated $917,-
954.378, against $973,463,162 the pre
vious week. As compared with the corre
sponding week of 1887 the decrease
amounted to 8.6 per cent
PBESIDENT CLEVELAND on the 23d nomi
nated Marshal'McDonald, of the District of
Columbia, to be Commissioner of Fish and
THE death of Viscount das Nogueiras,
Portuguese Minister at Washington for ten
years, occurred on the 24th.
THE total internal revenue collections
for the first six months of the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1888, were $62,443,608,
bein.sr an increase of $4,940,104 over the
collections during the corresponding period
of the previous fiscal year.
REPUBLICANS of the District of Columbia
met on the 24th and, owing to a quarrel,
two sets oE delegates were chosen to attend
the National convention, one favoring Mr.
Blaine and the other Mr. Sherman.
THE Senate on the 24th received a com
munication from the Commissioner of In
ternal Bevenue showing that the amount
of revenue collected on liquors since the
present system of internal revenue taxa
tion went into fcffeet on September 1,
1862, down to Jflne 3, 1887, Was $1,348
A FAITH-CUBE convention was causing
great excitement on the 20th at Beading,
Pa., and many cases of alleged cures were
THE execution of James E. Nowlin\ook
place at Cambridge, Mass., on the 20th, for
the murder of George A. Codman, his em
ployer, January 4. 1887.
Mas. CKLIA HENDBICKS, the "woman's
bank" financier of Philadelphia, had, it was
said on the 20ih, sw ndled friends and ac
quaintances out of $100,000.
JAMES MARTIN, an inmate of the Soldiers
and Sailors' Home and a hero of many bat
tles, was frozen to death on the 20th near
NEAB Dunkirk, N. Y., a gas well was
yielding one million feet per day on the
A POBTIONof the Holyoke (Mass.)Envelope
Company's mill was burned on the 22d.
ON the 21st Oscar F. Beckwith, the Auster
lite murderer, was sentenced to be hanged
March 1, at Hudson, N. Y. This was the
sixth time he had been sentenced.
IN portions ot Vermont and. New Hamp
shire the mercury registered 3 0 degrees be
low zero on the 21st
A FIRE in Philadelphia on the 22d among
millinery stores caused a loss of nearly
THE doors of the First National Bank of
Auburn, N..Y., were osed on ih3 23d, the
result of a defalcation of $200,000 on the
part of its cashier, Charles O'Brien, who
THBEE earthquake shocks occurred on the
morning of the 23d at Newburyport, Mass.,
and houses four miles from town were vio
DANXEL DKISCOLL was hanged on the 23
in New York City for the. murder of Lizzie
Garrity on June 26, 1886.
AT the annual meeting of the Chautauqua
Assambly, held a few days ago in Buffalo,
N. Y., Dr. Vincent read a report, which
gave a glowing account of the' good results
accomplished by the assembly. Secretary
Duncan reported that the receipts from all
sources during the past year were $130,-
291.55 and the disbursements $118,766 26.
The assembly receipts were $97,675.99
and the disbursements were $83,517.85
receipts from tickets, $34,97143,
from the privileges, $37,467.13 from
percentages, $3,964.48 donation, $45,400
expenses of programme. $30,186 55 other
expenses, $28,029.57 permanent .im-
provements, $12,958.28. During the past
four years the floating debt has been paid
and the permanent debt has been reduced
to about $37,000. A recent decision of the
Supreme Court in a case brought to test the
right of the assembly under the old camp
meeting leases gives the assembly full con
trol of the grounds.
^'ffit' WEST. AND SOUTH.
V'SSTBONO resolutions were adopted by both
of the Ohio Legislature on the
20th condemning the fre-3-trade views of
GOLD of high grade and paying quanti
ties was found on the 20th near Omaha.
IN the Michigan"woods deep snow has in
terfered with lumbering operations, and
many mills had shut down on the 20th.
A PAPEB in St Paul stated on the 20th
that 23 5 persons gerjshed 4n the recent
AT Dubuque, la., an earthquake shod
was felt on the 21sti
OVEB two thousand people were ..present
at the reception tendered to tteneral Fre
mont at Los Angeles, CaL, on the 21st, on
the oCc^s.onof his seventy-fifth birthday.
IN Wisconsin spirit thermometers on the
21st registered 6 8 degrees below zero ai
Chippewa Falls, 3 6 below at Janesville, 59
at Hudson, 5 2 at Dartford, S3 at,Princeton,
5 0 at Sparta, 52 at Green Lake, and ex
treme cold was reported in other portion*
of the State. In the northern portions oi
Michigan it was 4 0 degrees below,' and in
Iowa from 3 2 to 4 0 degrees below zero. Is
Minnesota and Dakota from 4 9 to 5 2 below
was also reported.
IN a livery stable at Clyde, Kan., Johr
Brownlee was burned to death on the 21st,
and nineteen hones and two cows also per
FOUB raftsmen, were drowned on the 21sl
in the French Broad river, near' Knoxville.
THE death of Mra Eliza B. Garfield
mother of the assassinated President, oc
curred at live o'clock on the morning of th
21st at the family homestead in Mentor,
near Cleveland, O. She was born in Bich
mond, Chester County, N. H., Septembei
25, 1801, and was therefore eighty-sis
years, three months and twenty-six dayc
old She'had been a widow for nfty-flvt
years. She was the first mother to witness
the inauguration of a son as President
IN Western Nebraska a coal famine ex
isted on the 21st, and coal trains on th
Union Pacific were being stopped ant
BIUBWEB ABENSDOBF, who was twice trice
at Sioux City, la,, for the Haddock murder
spent a fortune. His defense cost him ovei
$175,000, end he is now reduced to trav
eling for a Milwaukee concern.
AN. Apache Indian^at San Carlos, A. T.,
got drunk on the 21st, killed his wife and
ohild, and was shot by a sergeant of th
NELSON BABKABY'S boarding-house ai
Tower, Minn., was burned on the 21st, anc
ten persons perished in the flames.
THE Iowa State Prohibition convention
will be held in Des Moines February 8.
MB& ELIZA BALLOU GABFIELD'S funera
took place at Mentor, O., on the 23d, the re
mains being- placed beside- those of Presi
dent Garfield in the vault at Lake View
WILLIAM G. POBTEB, aged one hundred
and five years, died at his home in Litch
field, 111., on the 23d.
GOVEBNOB MARTIN, of Kqnsas, authorized
the statement on the*23d that great distresi
prevailed in the extreme southwesterx
part of the State, owing to the failure o:
the crops last year and the rigor of th
JOHN T. ALLEN, ex-Treasurer of Texas
died at Austin on the 23d, aged eight]
years. He bequeathed$300,000 to the citj
for an industrial school for boys.
MILWAUKEE brewers on the 24th informed
their employes that in a few days ever
.union man would be discharged.
IN Dakota another blizzard was raging oi
the 24th, and at Neche the mercury we
down to sixty below and the wind reachet
a velocity of forty miles an hour.
ON the 24th the Ohio Wool-Growers' As
sociation met at Columbus and adoptee
resolutions condemning the proposition
place wool on the free list i*y?
A FIBE in O. G. King's shoe house at'New
ark, O., on the 24th caused a loss of $100,-
SANFOBD TANNEB, of Freeborn. County
Minn., a rich bachelor, was confidence!
out of $22,000 by sharpers on the 24th.
THE Wool-GrowcrS' Association of Indian
met at Indianapolis on the 24th and con
demned the proposition to place wool oi
the free list
ANTON HEEBE, who died on the 24th li
Dubuque, was the owner of the first brewer
IN an interview at Venice on tue 20th Doi
Carlos s.iid that Spain must strengthen he
army and navy and become- one of tin
great powers. He said unless the present
monarchy was replaced he thought a re.
public would soon come.
ADVICES of the 20th say ibat, in retalia
tion for the hard fight being made by thi
temperance people of Leeds County, Ont
eleven buildings had been burned at Iris]
Creek, and the Methodist church, and
tannery at Kemptvilla
ON the 20 th William O'Brien, editor a
United Ireland, was released from Tulla
more jail, where he had been confined sine*
THE ship yards at Granville, France, wen
burned on the 21st, throwing eight nun
dred men out of employment
A FIBE at Montreal,.Can., on the 21st do
stroyed property to the value of $300,000
THE cash accounts of the late Manitobi
ministry showed a shortage of $315,000 oi
AN explosion of gunpowder on the 24tl
at Brest, Russian Poland, killed eleven per
sons and injured thirty.
AT Victoria, B. C., the discovery wai
made on the 24th of a powerful Chinese so
ciety whose object was to murder at $50(
a head *_
WARBEN, Minn., i3 to have a creamery
operated by a stock company.
THE Farmers Alliance of Dakota have
contracted for 2 O drills, costing $10,00J.
NINETY lives were lost in the Wlllmington
colliery explosion at Nanauimo, B. C.
BOTH houses of Congrera have passed tbe
bill authorizing abridge over the Mississippi
river at Buriingtoa, Iowa.
THE Indians on the Sisstton agency are
reported to be almost destitute and assist
ance is much needed.
THE well known banker, J. K. Sidle of
Minneapolis.d.ied on the 25th, of peritonitis,
aged 06 years.
THE celebrated trotting stallion, Happy
Medium, valued at 140.0t0 died at Lexing
ton. Ky., on Wednesday.
A PRISON in the Sioux Falls, Dak, peni
tentiary is a money lender and. deals in
bonds and mortgages.
THE Springer bill for the admission of
Dakota as a whole was introduced in the
U.S. Senate On the 25th.
A DEFICIT is reported in the Hyde Co.,
Dak., treasury, but there will be no loss to
the County. :~||i|
WHI LE some young men were ranriMg8
miniature engine in a grocery store at Kod
Wing, Minn., the boiler exploded severely
MONK'S hotel, at Oregon, Wis., burned on
the 35th. Loss $5,000. A Luilding valued
at 1500 also burned. Total insurance $3,-
THE Owatonno, Minn., *creanv,ry
destroyed by fire on the 2Sth. Loss 13,500,
insurance $1,600. Sparks from the engine
caused the fire.
A Cincinnati, Ohio, grand jury have
indicted John F. Clow of Minneapolis and
Peter J. Nolan of Cincinnati for prize
AT Grand Forks, Dak./Anbie Roche, a
waiter girl at the Ingalls House, bing
crossed in a love affair took laudanum with
suici al intent. Heroic treatment saved
THE farm house of Freemont Green, near
Faribault, was destroyed with all the con
tents during the absence of the family.
Loss $1,006-, insurance, *600.
BE thread mills at Allentown, Pa.,
burned on the 25th. The loss on buildings
and machinery is $235,0.0, and in addition
the loss of 4,800 bales of Irish flax is very
THE condition of the people at Brown's
Valley is becoming serious. No trains have
entered the place since Dec. 29. The fuel
supply is exhausted and the provisions are
WILLIAM JACOBS,' a laborer engaged in
filling Myers' ice bouse at Dulnth, was
Kerious-y injured by ice falling on him, one
leg being broken and three ribs fractured,
besides receiving other injuries which are
likely to prove fatal.
HELENA FRANC, a 2 year old child, was
burned to death at Stillwater on the 25th.
The mother had left the child in charge of a
littie boy while she took her husband bis
dinner und on returning found- tbe child
dead on tbe floor, two beds burned and the
house full of smoke. Some shavings'on the
floor became ignited, the flames communi
cating to the clothing of the chiMren who
sought shelter under the btdsv &
JOfo Only fHurao* far Mfcr Now Bests with
Govenapr Mortaoa'ae, of MissouriTh
United. State* **ptmmmJCourt Confirms
WASHINGTON, Jan 123.The United States
Supreme Court granted yesterday the mo
tion to dismiss the writ of error in the case
of Hugh H. Brooks,
alias W. L. Maxwell,
convicted at St.
Louis of murdering
Arthur Preller in
that -city in April,
1885. The opinion
was read by^Chief-
in the decision 1B the
famous "trunk mys
tery" case. Preller's
body was found In
the Southern Hotel,
cut' np and packed
in a trunk. Brooks.
i Englishman, a
^Cfof Preller and his
ion, had disappeared He was pur
sued, arrested in Australia, and
brought back to St Louis. He was tried
on. a charge of -killing Preller for
the purpose of robbery, convicted and
sentenced to be hanged His defense was
thathewas treating Preller for an acute
disease and that Preller died while under
the influence of chloroform. An appeal
was taken through the -State courts to the
United States Supreme Court on the ques
tionof the constitutionality of the State
law of Missouri. The Attorney-General
moved for the dismissal of the writ-of error
on the ground that the Supreme Court-was
The gist of the decision is as follows:
Chief-JUBtice Waite says that in the case of
Spies vs, the State of Illinois it was held that
to give this court jurisdiction under section 709
of the revised statutes because of a denial by a
State court of any title, right, privilege or im
munity claimed under the constitution or any
treaty or statute of the United States
it must appear on tbe record that
such right, title, privilege or immunity
was "specially set up or claimed at the proper
time in the proper way. To be reviewable
here the decision must be against the right so
set up or declared. As the Supreme Court of
the State was reviewing the decision ot the
trial court it must appear that the claim was
made in that court, because the Supreme
Court was only authorized to review the judg
ment for errors committed there, and we can
do no more.
"Applying that rule to this case, we find that
at the trial no title, right, privilege or immu
nity was specially set up or claimed under the
constitutions, laws ov treaties of the United
States. Thus, for example, when the testimony
of Dingenfelder, was offered, the admission of
which is now assigned for error, the objection
was not that its admission would be a viola
tion of any provision of the constitu
tion or laws of-the United States, but
because it was Incompetent and irrelevant,'
coming, as it did, from a man who, by his con
duct in forcing the statements from the de
fendants as to which it was proposed.he would
testify, had shown himself to be 'unworthy of
belief in a court of justice,' and because 'the
witness has shown that he held out an induce
ment, a promise to the defendant for his state
ment, which renders it incompetent.'
"fihe assignments of errors which relate to
the rulings of the court fail entirely to present
any question of Federal law for our considera
tion. So fur as appears that court, in its decis
ions, was governed exclusively by the constitu
tion and laws of the State and the Supreme
Court, in its opinion on this part of the case,
makes no mention whatever of any claim of
right under the constitution or. laws of'tho
Upon the question of tbe overruling in the
trial court of the supplemental motion for a
hew trial, the Chief
Justice, after quotng
.the opinion of the Mis
souri Supreme Court
upon the point, says:
"It thus appears that
while upholding the
statute (seotron 1,967
of the Missouri stat
utes) the court also
put its decision on an
other ground, which
was equally conclusive
against the defendant
to wit, that even if
the trial court could in
its discretion allow the
additional reasons for
a new trial to be pre- PBELLEU.
sented after the expiration of the four days
there had been no such abuse of that discretion
in this case as would justify a reversal
of the judgment on that account. That
part of the decision is certainly not
repugnant to any provision of the
constitution t:or laws of the United
States, and it is of itself conclu
sive. It disposed of the constitutional question
presented in the argument without a direct de
cision, and upon a ground which was not
vasive merely, but real, and which can not be
revewedbyus. Such being the case the de
cision of the Federal question was not neces
sary to the judgment rendered, and conse
quently was not sufficient to give us jurisdic-
ST. Loms, Jan. 24.The decision in the
United States Supreme Court in the case of
Hugh M. Brooks, alias Maxwell, unnerved
the little chloroformer when It was told
him. For the first time he showed un
mistakable signs of uneasiness, and paced
up and down the corridor of the jail with
a nervous, tread, his face displaying a
glodmy and deathly pallor. He would
nob believe' the statements made to
him, and refused to talk until he had seen
his attorney. Mr. Fauntleroy, one of the
attorneys for the defense, was much taken
aback, and said the only hope he now bad
was to apply to the Supreme Court for are
hearing, and, in event of another failure, to
seek Executive clemency, from which
source he had some hope. W3i-X
J:ui\: FORCED TO SUSPEND.^||
An Auburn (N. Y.) Bank Compelled to
Close Its Doors Through the Defalca
tion of Two Employes, Who Are Mids-
AtJBUBN, N. Y., Jan. 24. The First Nation
al Bank of this city did not open its doors
yesterday morning. Charles O'Brien, the
cashier, is absent from the city, and there
are rumors, at present impossible to verify,
that his accounts are involved.' The bank
was one of the oldest in the State. All
claims will be paid in full Its capital was
shier Charles O'Brien and Bookkeeper
E. E. Morse left .town together Saturday
afternoon. -United States Bank Examiner
B. a W. Clarkls in charge of the bnk,'and
with the directors is making an effort to
ascertain its condition. All information
1R refused, but'it seems that O'Brien took
$10,000 in securities with htm. ^V-
^Vff LOUSE *M1CHEL~^
The Jonn D'Are of the French Anarchists
Shot and Seriously Wounded by a Man
In an Audience She Was Addressing.
PABIS, Jan. 24.An attempt was made to
kiil Louise Michel at Havre Sunday evening.
She was making an address at a meeting
.of Anarchists when a man in the audi
ence named Lucas suddenly- arose "and,
pointing a revolver at the speaker, fired
two shots at her.' She received a wound in
the head, and the lobe of one of her ears
was torn away. Lucas had a narrow escape
from lynching at tbe hands of the infuri
ated Anarchists, and it was only tbe timely
arrival of gendarmes that saved him. He
was looked up. Examination shows that
the wound in the head is not of a serious
Sheep Froxen In Texas.
LAMPASAS, Tex., Jan. 24.Another bli
sard a-ruck this section Saturday evening.
Beporte of the disastrous effects of that un
precedented cold spell of last week con
tinue to arrive from distant sections sur
rounding this city. Loss of sheep was very
heavy, owing to the fact that very few
ranches axe provided with adequate shelter
for sheep. It is estimated that fully 20,-
000 sheep perished in the counties of Lam
pasas Brown, Hamilton, Coryell and San
Saba, all large wool-produc ng counties.
Colonel Charles Covington in Coryell Coun~
ly, lost 800 head of sheep in one flock.
Mra McCullougb, widow-of John KcCui.
longh, the tragedian, died at Philadelphia
Lntereatiner News 'Compiled from
A semi-annual dividend of 3*$ per cent,
payable March 1, has been declared by the
Illinois Central Road.
The twenty years' pastorate of Dr. Good
win at the First Congregational Church in
Chicago'was celebrated the other night by
i sociable and reunion.
Dr. F. W. Phillips, superintendent of the
Illinois Institution for the Blind, died at
Jacksonville a few afternoons ago.'
Governor Oglesby has pardoned Charles
F. Huston, a two-year man, because he had
his arm crushed in accident at the peni
tentiary, f^ n^^S^i .f%i'fs
-The village ot Mar'oa was visited by*a de
structive fire the other morning, which
swept away $25,000 worth of property. -*y
Bookford boasts the only woman station
agent in the State. The Chicago & North
western Railway Company has appointed
Mra A. B. Whitmeyer to fill that position,
made vacant by the death of her husband.
Colfax, McLean County, has found a vein
of coal at four hundred feet
The Enowlton Manufacturing Company
of Rockford, organized in 1872 for the
making of farm machinery, has decided to
close up its affairs.
At the tenth annual meeting of the Illi
nois Tile-Makers' Associat'on in Springfield
recently the following omcers'were elected:
President, E. Pike, of Chenoa Vice
President Alexander McLean Secretary, J.
C. Stoll, of Lexington Treasurer, John Mc
Cabe, of Rushville.
The Farmers'- Mercantile Associations
which conducted a large general store at
Marshall on the co-operative plan, has
failed, with liabilities of $12,000 and as
sets of $2,000. The company' was com
posed of seventy-three, farmers and was
organized in 1875.
The Oderkirk Seminary, at Richview, was
burned the other morning, the occupants
barely escaping with then* Uvea
Joseph Benda, o Ch'cago, committed
suicide recently because his sweetheart,
Josephine Wenal, would not marry him un
til a year had elapsed.
Just before school began at Centralia the
other morning a dog savagely bit two boys
named Baltzell and East and also attacked
a girl before he could be driven oft
A statement recently sent to the United
States Senate gives the amount of land
gr. nted to Illinois Under swamp-land acts
at 4,000,000 acres amount patented to the
State, 1,453,000 acres indemnity paid to
the State, $443,286.
A fire a few nights ago burned out the
Martin & Schulein building at Sioux City,
leaving nothing but the walls standing.
Frank F. Thul, book-keeper for the King
Iron Bridge Company at Des Moines, was
recently indicted for embezzlement and
forgery. He confessed to having robbed
his employers of $10,000.
Many of the farmers throughout Iowa are
heavy losers from a peculiarly fatal disease
among their cattle. In some instances en
tire herds numbering as high ss twenty
have died within a few hours.
In the recent blizzard in this State the
two sons of Byron Cleveland,of Manchester,
werefrczin to death, and John Olney met
a like fate at Marathon.
A collision on the Rock Island railroad
occurred a few days ago near. Oitumw'a,' be
tween a passenger and a freight train, re
sulting the deaths of three persons and
the maiming of four others. Arthur E.
French, the station telegraph operator, had
been held in $5,000 bonds for causing the
disaster through negligence.*
A piece of slate falling on William An
drews, a miner, near Des Moines a few days
ago caused his death.
A fire at Lamont a few days ago destroyed
$12,000 worth of property.
V. McCagg, who has been one of the
most prominent farmers and horticulturists
of Scott County for a number of years, has
abandoned the farm, and will hereafter de
vote himself chiefly to the canning busi
The Clay County Board of Supervisors
have decided to build a jail
The Farmers' Mutual Insurance Com
panies of Iowa at their annual session in
Cedar Rapids recently elected the following
officers: Presidtnt, M. Farrington, Denver
Vice-President, D. B. Clark, Council Bluffs
Secretary and Treasurer, Alexander Tor
rance, Mount Vernon Assistant Secretary,
James Yuill, Cedar Rapids.
One hundred and nine lineal descendants
of Grandma Miller, of Buchanan County,
contributed each a piece for a worsted
quilt, which was presented to the old lady
as a gift recently. Each piece had the
name of the donor stitched in it in highly
Fred May, an aged German residing near
Crownville, banged himself recently while
insane. His wife had just obtained a
divorce from him.
The Iowa Horticultural Society elected
the following at its recent meeting in Des
Moines: President, C. G. Patten, of Charles
City Vice-President, Eugene Secor, Fores6
City Secretary, George Van Houten, Lenox
Treasurer, H. Strohm, Iowa City Directors,
F. H. Brunning, N. Fluke, C. L. Watrous,
B, P. Speer, J. M". Elder.
The third quarterly report of Adjutant
General Barry, Wisconsin Department, G.
A shows 10,550 members in good stand
ing, besides fourteen pos .which failed to
report, and $1,575 expended by the order
for charitable purposes during the quart-r.
All tax sales made in Brown County for
three years past have been invalidated by
a circuit court decision at Green Bay, and
the surrender of land sold on tax title has
been ordered because of a verbal defect In
the county treasurer's affidav.t of his notice
Sherman & Dell, the oldest auctioneers in
Milwaukee, assigned recently, with lia
bilities of $26.000. ::Jt cij
The library addition to the Siiate His
torical Society for the past year were 2,787
volumes and 1,996 pamphlets, a total of
4.783, thus making tbe total strength of the
library 123,449 books and'pamphlets.
The court-house at Grantsburg was de
stroyed by fire the other morning, and
many of the records were burned Loss,
$12,000 insurance, $5,000.
A receiver, was recently appointed for the
private bank of James Vail, of Port Wash
ington, and placed under $75,000 bonds.'
Mr. Vail had fled, and. there were no funds
in the bank. Hundreds of farmers ani poor
people lose heavily by the failure
A fire at Richland. Center a few nights
ago destroyed several business houses,
causing a loss of $15,000.
Wisconsin will receive half a million dol
lars of Congress enacts the law refunding
the direct war tax to the various States.
A trapper named Hurley recently capt
ured alive two large timber wolvea
A tire the other day at Altbona City de
stroyed the skating-rink and two business
buildinga Loss, $4,000.
Governor Rusk has appointed Emil
Raensch county judge for Manitowoc, vice
Carl H. Schmidt, deceased.
& A. Hayward, a carriage dealer at Ash
land, failed recently for $28.000.
The gold found thus far in Pierce County
is known as flour gold by old California
ners, and is said to be very pure. Mag
netic sand is also found in quantities.
A woolen factory is to be established at
The Wisconsin State Farmers' Association
was organized at Madison recently and offl
oers were elected as follows: President,
W. Harvey, Beaver Dara Secretary, G.,
3eaman, Baraboo Treasarer, W. Stone,
.Jacob Marietta, of Book County, living
near Janesville, lost fonr children from
liphtheria within two weeks,
Two of the" Washington Count,/ post
masters who had their offices in saloons
and refused to separate them have been
removed by the Post-office Department
The seventh annual report of Milwaukee's
fire department shows losses by fire during
the last year to have been $450,646, cov
ered by an insurance of $3,434,076. The
department now gives employment to 164
The Grand Trunk road is building a
branch from Elkhart, Ind. to Jackson
R. Butterworth.^ of Grand Rapids, the
first to develop the plaster resources of the
vicinity of Grand Rapids, died recently,
aged eighty-two years.
William H. Fisher, the missing farmer of
Bay City, was iound a few days ago at
A pioneer of Coldwater, Thomas Daugh
erty, residing there since 1835, died the
other day, aged eighty-eight years.
Faith, Hope and Charity are three of the
prettiest little girls in Bay City. They are
triplets and their age is eleven years. They
are the daughters of Mr. and Mra Eli as
Baker, and they are the picture o/ health.
The Continental Oil Refining Company
was recently incorporated at Detroit with
a capital of $5,000,000, to manufacture
and sell petroleufh products.
The membership of the Knights of Labor
in Detroit is said to have fallen from eight
thousand to fteon hundred Constant se
cessions from the order were occurring!
Deputy-Sheriff William H. Rlckards, a
wealthy farmer, fell dead at his home near
Oshtemo the other night.
A falling faee killed W./ H. Snashall, a
young married man, near" Plainwell a few
Miss Caroline Bassett is a regularly or
dained .minister at Miilingtou.
A vein of coal seven feet thick was dis
covered at y.tssar a few days ago from 143
to 200 feet beneath the surface.
The Michigan Gold Company, raining near
Ishpemtng, has suspended operations until
spring on account_of cold.
A loss of $22,000, fully insured, was
caused by the destruction of the Sheffield
Velocipede Company's works at Eaton Rap
ids, by fire recently.
At S Helena the other night a store and
two warehouses, owned by Morton Bros.,
were burned Loss, $12,000 no insurance.
Cron's furniture store at Manistee was
burned the other night Loss, $15,000 in
surance. $9,000, A fireman was killed and
four others were seriously injured by fall
Fears were recently entertained that the
peach buds in the State were frozen.
One of Mitchell Bros', lumber camps at
Jennings was burned at an early hour the
other morning with a loss of $1,500 and no
insurance. A man named Dick Hoofmeyei
was probably fatally burned.
Lumbermen from Little Falls, who have
crossed the country from Princeton, con
firm the recent report that a Swede had
murdered his wife and seven children. Th
Swede was a farmer named Henry Ostrum,
and the' scene of the crime is a Swedisl
settlement about twenty miles from
Princeton. Ostrum gave as a reason foi
the crime that he feared his wife and chil
dren would freeze to death.
The St. Paul Pioneer-Pres* is to put up an
eleven-story building at Robert and Fourth
During the year 1887 tbe State expended
$2,500,000 for school lands and buildinga
August Kreuitz, a farmer living near
Cambridge, Isanti County, fell by the was
side recently while intoxicated and froze to
It is understood that the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul railroad is to erect a
hotel at Excelsior, on Lake Minnetonka,
that will eclipse anything in the way of i
summer-resort hotel on the laka
A St. Paul man who has a well stocked
fish pond has tamed a big trout so that it
comes at his call, eats from his hand, anc
*hows its delight by jumping out of tlit
water and turning in the air with verj
plain manifestations of joy.
Frank Crauber, who worked on tht
tower, of the ice palace at S Paul, slippet
the other day and fell over one hundred
feet to the ground, receiving fatal injuriea
He had been dancing on the wall and had
been cautioned, but paid no attention tc
The Sfi, Paul and Duluth round-house a1
Duluth was burned recently, and six en
gines were damaged. Logs, $30,000.
Dennis Ryan, of St Paul, has been suec
for $500,000 damages by the Horn Silvei
Mning Company. It is alleged that that
amount of money was lost through Ryan's
carelessness while acting as one of the
The State's wealth is now stated to be
$504,300,000, an increase of $116,040,22
The house of August Wintross, near Her
manstown, was burned the other night
The family barely escaped in their night
clothes and were compelled to walk a dis
tance through the snow barefoot to a neigh
bor'a AH were badly frozen.
A passenger train on the Manitoba road
was thrown from the track by a broken
rail near Morris recently, and Benjamin
Prentice, the express messenger, was killed
In a hotel offi.e at Crookston a few day?
ago Miss Eva Fen ton, of the Richard Foot*
Dramatic Company, horsewhipped Man
ager Crenshaw, of the Fargo Opera-House,
alleging as a re ison that the manager had
attempted to smirch her character.
The Pope has made Sioux Falls the see
city of the Catholic diocese of South Da
It is said that near Parker, a small town
in Turner County, twenty-eight school chil
dren perished in the recent great storm
From one school the, entire numberseven
teenwere overtaken by the storm and all
frozen to death.
Carpenter's general store at Bath was
burned the other night Loss, $10,000.
The Omaha, Yankton & Northwestern
railroad, to extend northwest from Omaha
into Dakota, was incorporated recently at
Lincoln, Neb. capital, $3,000,000.
Governor Church has issued a proclania-.
tion giving the official results of the recent
election on the division of the Territory.
The total number of votes cast was 67,618
37,784 for division,- and 32,913 against
The result, barring a few scattering votes,
gives a majority for division of 3,781v Local
option was carried in sixty-four out of the
eighty-six count'ea |j^
The mining excitement on the NoythFork
of Powder river is on^the incre&sa The
White Pine mine, situal^t on the'high di
vide between the two crtlfcs, is the center
from which the excitement and prospect
ing radiatea I
Of the population of Dakota 208,000.are
in North Dakota and 360,000 are in South
An engine boiler on the Milwaukee,road
exploded at Egan the other afternoon, in
stantly killing Robert Stewart, the fireman,
and badly bruising the engineer and an
There seems to be great unanimity
among Dakota people concerning the deep
snow being a fav rable indication of a
bountiful harvest the coming season.
Two passenger trains from Minneapolis
that had been blockaded, reached Millbank
the other morning, the first from the East
in eleven daya The conluctor reported
drifts as high as the telegraph polea
Neal McKeague's widow, eighteen years
old, stylishly dressed and evidently not
broken-hearted, although a bride of but a
few months, recantly swore out a warrant
at Devil's Lake against Hdlennan, the slav
er of her husband, and after hearing the
testimony the judge "dismissed the case,
saying the shooting was done in self-de
The latest scheme of a Dakota ranchman
is to apply a heavy coat of paint to his cat
tle as a protection against the storms.
ANNEXATION OF CANADA.
The Disastrous Attempt to Accomplish It -V
by ForceA Famous Retreat. ,-i
The present agitation concerning the re
lations between Canada and the United
States recalls the time when tho annexa
tion of that country was propot -3d to be
brought about by force of arms. Tho prj
ect was entrusted to the brave General
Montgomery, assisted by the! %mous patri
oxa, Colonels Ethan Allen and Scth Warner.
While engaged in this invasion Ethan Allen
was taken prisoner by the British and sent? -J,
to England, where ,he'experienced very r*
It was Colonel Warner who twice "con
ducted his men safely home, though tho
march was constantly surrounded by dan
gers. Once Montgomery sent them home
because their time was out, and though
they were willing to -continue in service,
they were without sufficient clothing, and
none could be had in that country.
Colonel Warner had hardly arrived home
before he heard that Montgomery had been
killed, ai.cl the cause as well as tLe lives of
the men, were put in great jeopardy.
collected his men again and at once started
for Canada to assist his countrymen In their
extremity. But his efforts were of no avail,
and it was soon found necessary to take up
the line of retreat.
It-was the dead of winter, and cn'.y' ne
cessity' sanctioned moving the troops The
terror of pursuit and the rigor of the sea
son furnished sufficient cause for alarm and
haste. Colonel Warner remained with tho
rear of the army, and aided them in many
ways most effectually, as he was a man
well posted in caring for the sick and this
knowledge now came into excellent use.
He must keep the army in motion, not a
day must be lost, and yet ho was without
any chest of medicines. But he understood
the medicinal use of roots and herbs, and of
proper care at critical times, and with these
allies, he made an effectual fight against
disease among his men.
When Ticonderoga was reached and the
roll called, thanks to Seth Warner but few
vacancies in the ranks appeared.
Col. Warner saved thelive3 of hundreds
of men in this way, and he did a noble
work, but it remained for his namesake, H.
H. Warner, head of Warner's Safe Cure
establishment, to give the same kind of
remedies then used to the people of to-day,
in Warner's Log Cabin Remedies."
These remedies have been adopted after
thorough trial and investigation, and they
are remedies of established reputation.
Being wholly vegetable, they can be used
without any fear as to the results.
Among the new remedies is a Sarsaparilla
for the blood, Hops and Buchu for the
stomach and digestion, Cough and Con
sumption Remedy, Scalpine for the head
and hair, Rose Cream for that terrible dis
ease, catarrh, a Log Cabin Liver Pill, a Log
Cabin Plaster and an Extract for internal
and external use. Our readers may rest
assured that there is merit in every article.
Tlio Lily Lucky Locket.
New York World: It is said that Mrs.
Langtry has a locket which was given
her by the Prince of Wales and which
she looks upon as a sort of talisman,
believing that it brings her good luck.
She will never go without it for an in
stant, and wears it on a thin gold chain
about her throat night and day. When
she wears a handsome necklace the
chain is removed and the locket fast
ened to the strings of pearls or dia
monds which surround the stately^
white neck. Sometimes, however, the
actress wears a costume or a necklace
with which the locket does not har
monize, and then she takes it from about,
her throat and conceals it in her corsage
She is very particular to wear' this
princely gift when she appears for the
first me in a new play, believing she.
would not bo successful were she minus'
the^talisman. It is possible that Mrs.
Potter has heard this story, cli may
or niajr not be true, and determind to
try the same tactics in her own case,,
for when she appeared upon the Fifth
Avenue stage as Mrs. Langtry's suc
cessor and made her iirst appeal for
support and commendation- to
country men and women she wore the
Prince of Wales' crest of three feathers
and has worn it every night since.
The Princeas will be remembered
by all those who buy their gowns at
Redfern'shas as his persona} and par
ticular crest, three feathers, a crest
which the Black Prince assumed from
the arms of the blind old King of Bo
hemia, whom he defeated at Poictiers
When Mrs. Potter went to London for
the first time atid wag such a great
social success she, on one occasion,
gave a recitation before the Prince and
Princess of Wales, and the heir
apparent, in token of his pleasure in
the performance, sent her a little pen
dant, which was a copy of his crest in
diamonds. This Mrs. Potter wore
quite frequently after her return, and
aturally treasured as one of the most
valued trophies of the success of her
brilliant London season. She did not
wear it upon the night of her debut
in the English Capital, nor at the first
representation of "Faustine de Bres-
sier," under the title of "Civil War
but it is said that she happened to clasp
it on her necklace when she first played
"Loyal Love," which was more success
ful than anj' of her previous, attempts.
Superstition id very common on the
stage. Nearly every actor and actress
has some fetich which brings him or
her luck, and Mrs. Potter found that
hers was the Prince's gift. O the oc
casion of her triumphant debut here
she was careful not to omit the three,
feathers. Being dressed as an ingenue,
of course diamonds were not permissi
ble but she wore her pendant at tho
back of her necklace instead of in front,
where it looked like a diamond clasp,
but could be easily discerned by those
nearest the stage as the famous crest of
For The Nervous
Medical and scientific skill has at last solved titM
problem of tbe low? needed mcMicIne fcr the nr
TOUB, debilitated, and tho aped, by combining' tha
best nerve tonic. Celery and Coca, with other effec.
tive remedies, which, actiDEr gently but efficiently
on the tidneys, liver and bowels, remove disease,
restore strength and renew vitality. Thismediclnels
It flHs a place heretofore unoccupied, and marks
a new era In tbe treatment of nervous trembles.
Overwork, anxiety, disease, lay tbe foundation of
nervous prostration and weakness, and experience'
has shown that the usual remedies do not mend the
train and paralysis of tbe nervous system. *i&'.-" /^JF**I:,
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