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NORTHWESTERN PUBLISHING COMPANY.
ST. PAUL, MTNN. & CHICAGO. T*^*
MR S. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE says
that her literary work is finished.
BKSSEMER 'S steel patents have
brought him $35,385,000 in royalties?-.?
THE Western Union Company
handled 45,977,546 telegraph message!
FRANCIS MURPHY recently joined the
Butler street M. E. Church of Pitts
TnERE are 172 known species of
creai ores that are blind. This does not
A PAR IS paper has discovered that
the people of "St Louis, Dakota,"
are dying of a disease called "the
THE last new language into which
the "Pilgrim's Progress" has been
translated is that of the Fantis on the
THERE are in the Sunday-schools of
the Christian world 16.447,990 scholars
and 1,552,167 teachers, making a grand
total of 18,400.000.
A CUSTOMS inspector found three
thousand dollars' worth of diamonds
in cake of soap carried by an in
nocent^ooking smuggler the, .other
IT doesn't do to triile with a book
agent. A presumptuous horse in
Michigan undertook to run away with
one the other day and dropped dead
before he got half a mile.
A TIJICK coating of flowers of sulphur
over the affected limb for night, is
said to cure the sciatica. The skin
should be thoroughly cleansed first
The remedy is simple enough to war
rant a trial.
WHILE receiving congratulations on
her sixtieth birthday the other evening
Mrs. An Summerville, of Charleston*
W. Va., fell dead. Th shock so af
fected her daughter, Mrs. Lewis Comp
ton, that she expired in a few minutes.
A JUDGE in Colorado recently de
cided that a man is in duty bound to
tell his wife where he spends his even
ings when he is away from home.. It
would save many a man trouble if he
would do just that without any order
D. R, LOCK E, who died in Toledo the
other day worth $1,500,000, set the type
for the first edition of his Nasby letters
published in Indianapolis in 1863.
The book was a yellow-covered
pamphlet of one hundred pages, and
brought the author between $100 and
A TEXAS paper m:ikes the state
ment that a man left W/axahachie' re
cently, driving a yoke of oxen that
one of them died from being over
heated, and that while he tarried by
the waysido to skin the animal a bliz
zard came and froze the other ox to
JACOB HALLENBERGER, a molder.
working in a stove foundry in Phila
delphia, was burned in an explosion
seventeen weeks ago and the other day
he died, starved to death. It was
found that in the explosion he had
swallowed some of the molten iron and
it had formed a stricture of the oesoph
agus, which had closed the passages to
AN elderly lady living with her
daughter in New York has a remark
able record. He name is Mrs. Flor
ence Schlamm. She is just past 102
years of ago. He youngest child was
born when sho was 52 years old. Sh
has three great-great-grandchildren,
and her grandfather, it is said, died at
the age of 120. These are only a few
of the odd facts about the old lady.
EVEN the clearest water is perfectly
opaque from a certain point of view.
This may be discovered by raising a
glass of water a little above the level of
the eye and attempting to see an ob
ject held just over the surface of the
water. Th latter appears just like a
burnished mirror, and the eye can see
nothing beyond it A glass of whisky,
if raised to a level of the mouth an in
definite number of times, will prevent
the eyes from seeing an obje ct no mat
ter where it. is held.
MR. CORCORA N, the Washingto
banker, who died recently, was a great
friend and admirer of Daniel Webster.
The great statesman had borrowed
su ms of money from time to time, which
in the aggregate amounted to several
thousand dollars, without any idea how
he was ever to repay the money. Mr.
Corcoran, however, closed the account
in his own way. The day after Mr. Web
ster's speech on the Missouri compro
mise ho sent to Mrs. Webster a pack
age containing all the evidences
of her husband's indebtedness to
IT has been estimated by Prof. Kirch
hoff, of Halle, that the language most
spoken on the globe, for the last thou
sand years at least is Chinese, for it is
without doubt the only one which is
talked by over four hundred millions of
the hu-nan race. The next language
mostir. use, but a very great distance be
hind Chinese, is Hindustani, spoken by
over one hundred millions. Then fol
low English (spoken by about one hun
dred millions), Russian (over seventy
millions), German (over fifty-seven
millions), and Spanish (over forty
FROM recent statistics it appears that
the Parisians throw away annually
more than throe hundred thousand tons
of material which is picked up by the
chiffoniers and sold by them for up
wards of twenty-livo million francs per
annum. Th daily commerce of the
chiffoniers amounts to more than sev
enty thousand francs, "which is shared
by forty thousand men, whose occupa
tion consists in wandering about the
streets at night with a lantern in hand
and a hod on their baoks, and picking
all klmls of scraps out of til duyt-biun
(UK) tbo ffuttorg*
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
*w!W FIFTIETH CONGRESS." -:**T*'
FBIDAT, March 2.The Senate was not
In session. In the House a bill creating
the office of assistant superintendent of the
railway mall service, with fifty-four chief
e'erks, was favorably reported. A memo
rial was presented from the St Paul Cham
ber of Commerce calling for stringent
measures to prevent the emigration of
Anarchists, Nihilists and criminals of every
kind to this country. At the evening ses
sion twenty-flve pension bills were passed.
SATURDAY, March 3.There was no ses
sion of the Semite. In the House numerous
petition", memorials and resolutions were
presented praying for the passage of the
pending bill to protect the manufacture
and sale of pure lard Henry C. Seymour,
of Michigan, successor to the late Seth
Moffatt, appeared and took the oa of of
fice. In the contested election case from
the Tenth Illinois district the Committee
on Elect ons decided in favor of General
Post (Rep), the sitting memler.
MONDAY, March 5.Among the' retitions
and memorials presented to the Senate
and referred were the following: For
the abolition of all licenses and taxes on
commercial travelers for the repeal of in
ternal revenue tax 3 on alcoholic liquors
and for a prohibitory amendment to the
constitution and for the pass ge of the
per-diem Servce-Pciison bill In the
House bills were introduced to define trusts
and to prohibit trusts from carrying on in
ter-Stace commerce for the construction
of a ship canal cround Niagara Falls in New
York for the better protection of the North
ern and Northwestern frontier to antici
pate the payment of interest on the bondad
TUESDAY, March 6^In the Senate the
Dependent Pension hill was further con
sidered, speeches being made by Senators
Ingalis and Blackburn. A joint reso
lution was passed to investigate the prac
ticability of constructing reservoirs for the
storage of water in the arid regions of the
United Scatea A rule was agreed to thac a
treaty may be made public or considered in
open session whenever a majority vote BO
decidea In the House the Alabama elec
tion contest between Davidson (Dem.) and
McDuffie (Rep), was decided by giving the
former the seat
THE Secretary of the Treasury was ad
vised on the 2d of an orgi nized movement
for the emigration of German convicts to
this country, and immediately took steps
to guard against the landing of all such
THEEB was a net increase of $11,043,783
in the circulation and a net increasi of
$9,033,743 in the money and bullion in
the United States Treasury during February.
THERE were 202 business failures in the
United States durinir the seven days ended
on the 2d, against 183 the previous seven
THB reduction of the public debt during
February amounted to $7,756,366, and
Bince June 30, or the first seven months of
the current fiscal year, aggregated $76,
974,022. The net cash in the Treasury
was 592.987,796, or $7,500,000 more than
the previous month.
AT twenty-six leading clearing-houses in
the United States the exchanges during the
week ended on the 3 1 aggregated
$879,132,830 against $740,786,372. the
previous week. As compared with the corre
sponding week of 1887 the decrease
amounted to 17.4 per cent
IN the United States and Canada the fire
losses for February were $11,213,500, be
ing over $4,000,000 above the average
February loss for thirteen yeara
PRESIDENT CLEVELAND on the 5th trans
mitted to Congress the remaining docu
ment relating to the fisheries treaty, to
gether with a letter from Secretary Bayard,
in which the Secretary says he believes the
treaty to be a just settlement of the existing
THE Democrats of the Ways aud Means
Committee of the House submitted to the
full committee the In.ernal Revenue bill on
the 6th The total reduction in revenue
made by the 11 is about $25,000,000,
made up of $20,000,000 on tobacco sxid
$5,000,000 of various Rpecial taxes re
moved. It was decided that the bill should
be added to the Mills Tariff bill, making
one bill of both.
PETEB HEEDIC, a millionaire lumberman
of Williamsport, Pa, and the inventor of
the Herdio cab. died in New York on the
2d, ag: sixty-four yet-ra
HUNDREDS of Hungarians were leaving
Conneilsville, Pa., and adjoining coke re
gions on i he 2d for their native land. Scarc
ity of work was the cause.
THE death of Amos Bronson Alcott,
founder of the famous Concord School of
transcendental philosophy and author of
philosophicical and critical works, occurred
in Boston on the 4.h at the age of eighty
eight yeara He was born in Wo cot Conn.
AT Banger, Ma, David Stain and Oliver
Cromwell were convicted on the 3d of kill
ing the cashier of the Dexter Bank ten
years ago, and were sentenced to life-im
AT a meeting on the 3d in New York of the
schedule committee of the National Biise
Ball Leagu3 it was decided that the season
should consist of "140 games instead of
126, as last year, and that it should begin
April 20 r.nd close October 13
IN the build ng at New York occupied by
J. Bunnell & Co., electric and telegraph
supplies, and Simon Baclie & Co., glass im
porter-, a fire on the 5th caused a loss of
EIGHT HUNDRED miners at Mount Carmel,
a, who had been ons rike since January
1 for an advance in wages, returned to
work at the old rates on the 6th.
AT noon on the 6th a man named Kimball
attempted to rob the Bradford (Pa.) Na
tional Bank. He fatally shot Cashier Tom
linson and A. Bleich, and then, seaing
that his capture was ineyitable, shot him
THE death of Miss Louisa M. Alcott, the
famous author of Little Women" and
other stories, occurred at her home in Bos
ton on tt:e 6 at the age of fifty-six
yeara She was the daughter of A. Bronson
Alcott, the author and philosopher, who
died on the 4tb. Miss Alcott was not aware
of her father's depth.
WEST AND SOUTH.
A MXL was passed tue Ohio House on
the 2d to close saloons on Sunday through
out the State by a vote of 70 to 20.
IN Hampton, Va., a fire on the 2d de
stroyed the house of Thomas Jones (col
ored), and two small children perished in
POSTAL clerks at Spokane Falls, D. T.,
went on a Btrike on the 3d, and the post
office was closed.
ON the 2d the paper stock of Barnes
Brothers at Detroit, Mich., was destroyed
by fire, and also the two five-story brick
buildings they occupied. Total loss, $150.-
NEAB Onancock, Va,, a quantity of gold
and silver was found on the 3.1 which had
been buried there during the Revolutionary
ROOEBS & MALTEB'S winery and distillery,
near Fresno, C.i, was burned on the 3d.
MARTIN DUBAN was hanged on the 3d at
Prescott, A. T., for the murder of a woman.
ON the 3d Adam Suits, who lives half a
mile west of Carlos City, Ind., celebrated
the one hundredth anniversary of his birth.
MEXICAN soldiers at Piedres N gr.ss
crossed over the line to Eagle Pass, Tex.,
on the 4th, and endeavored to kidnap a
deserter, tub in the fracas which took
place tbreo of the Mexicans were killed.
NOT a 6aloon was open on the 4th at
Kansas City. The Law and Order League
brought about this result
HARRY MIX&EB, of Hampton, Ga., reported
killed in the rebellion, re urned to his home
on the 3d to find his Wife married to an.
A ran atr Milwaukee on the 3d, which
parted the oicdy-j&aofcwjr of fonreofr
Brothers, destroyed property to the van.
ON the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
road the strike of engineers was practically"
unchanged on the 4th. The trains were
moving w.ti some regularity, and several
freights were put in mo :ion. The idea was
gaining ground that the Btrike would ex
tend to many other roads, on the ground
that they had been extending aid to the
A PREMATURE explosion of dynamite on
the 5oh in a mine at Isbpeming, Mich., in
stantly killed five menJohn Williams,
Alfred Lucas, Eric Mattison, Charles Rusk
and William Gerdfe.
J. B. SNYDER was arrested in Colbert,
Tex,, on the 5 for robbing United States
mails. He had drafts amounting to $146.-
575 and numerous money orders.
AT Goldthwaite, Tex nineteen business
houses were destroyed by fire on the 5t
0N the 5 th Rev. J. A. Asbury, a prominent
Methodist minister, while officiating at a
funeral in Petersburg, Ind., fell dead in his
pulpit of hears diseasa
ON the Cincinnati Southern road a pas
senger train was wrecked on the 5 in at
Oukdale, Tenn., and four persons were
AT Columbus, O., Steube, the tally-sheet
conspirator, who assaulted Prosecutinar
Atlorney Huling, was sentenced on the 5-.h
to four months in jail and to p^y a fine of
THE Legislators of Virginia adjourned
sine on the 5th.
THE town of Deep Creek, Va., was almost
entirely destroyed byfir?*,on the 5th.
No MATEBIAL change was reporte 1 on the
5th in the strike on the Chic tgo, Burling
ton & Quincy road, and from the stand
point of the Brotherhood tiiere seemed to
be bub li tie encouragement of a speedy
discontinuance of hosdlitips and a peace
able adjustment of the vital questions at
Louis E. FisHEB, of St Paul, editor of the
Northwestern Newspaper Union, died on the
6th. Mr. Fisher assisted, in 185-4-, in pet
ting out the first daily paper ever published
in that city, the Pioneer.
THE Republicans of b'outh Carolina will
hold their State convemion at Columbia
on the 1st of May to elect delegates to the
Nation '1 convention.
ILLINOIS Republicans will meet at Spring
field on May 2d to select can lid ates for
State officers and delegates to the National
TEXAS Republicans will meet in Stite
convention at Fort Worth on the 24tli of
April to elect delegates to the National%on
Is Chicago the Democratic Association of
the Northwest was organ^ed, and J. M.
Weston, of Michigan, was elected president
BY the mistake of a dispatcher two heavy
freights on the Iowa Cen.ral collided on
the 6ih near Hampton, la., piling nineteen
cars and the engines in a heap of ruins.
Brakemen Williams and Ferguson were
CINCINNATI has been chosen as the place
for holding the National convention of the
Union Labor party and May 15 as the time.
AT Nineveh, O., Johanna Yocum fell into
the fire in a fit on the 6th and was burned
A CYCLONE which recently passed over
the soutliwes ern part of Opelousas, La.,
destroyed six dwellings, and in every case
the inmates were injured and the househo.d
eff pets ruined.
Six business buildings at Ligonier, Ind.,
were burned on the 6fch.
THE proposition made in behalf of the
Brotherhood strikers to submit their
troubles to arb:
ration was on the 6th
c'ined by President Perkins, of the Bur
lington road. He said his company was
getting all the men it needed to run its
trains and had nothing to arbitrate.
THE Brazilian Governmnfi proposes to
introduce in the Legislature next May a bill
to abolish slavery in that country.
OKF the Island of Cayenne the Jkench
schooner Fleur de la Mqr founder ad on the
2d and sixty passengers were drowned.
FIBE destroyed two fleecs miFs at Keigh
ley, En?., on the 3d. Loss. $325,000.
A HUKEICANE devastated Tamat.ve on the
3d, and eleven vessels were wrecked and
twenty persons killed.
A LABGE force of rebels attacked Suakim
on the 4th, and after four hours' fighting
the rebels retired, leaving several hundred
killed and woundel on the ted. On tin
British side Colonel Tap and five Egyptians
were killed and fourteen wounded.
to the 4th the bodies of two hundred
victims of the recent avalanche in the
Itnlian Alps had been recovered.
RAILWAY traffic in Sweden and Den
mark was stopped on the 5th by heavy
snow-falls. Tr.iffic on lines in Northeast
Germany was interrupted.
A BAND of twenty bandits recently at
tacked Sleva de Canales and Picacho
Rancbe, in Mexico, killing a dozen people,
wounding many others and sacking the
ON the 6th Mra John Daly and her two
children lost their lives in their burning
house at Cayuga Ont LATER.
THE safe in tho po..-. ilica at lieb-nw
Ohio, was blown open and robbed of $1,7
in st imps and a small amount of monej
on the 7th.
D. R. BBEABLET & Co., traders on the
regular and open board of trade of Chi a
fai ed on the 7th.
ON the 7th, the contract for building the
Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul extension
from Chamberlin, Da.c, through the Black
AT Chicago, 111., en the 7th, thirty pa
per mills were represented at a meeting,
when th agreed to lessen the production
and keep up the price of paper.
ON tae 7th a shock of earthquake wa
feltat Los Angles, Cat Nodauagi was
done, bu thepeoplewere frightened.
P. ELLWOOD BATJM sblisher and editor
of the Pottstown, (Pa.) Daily News,
dropped dead at his desk on the 7th from
A FIBE at La "Crosse, Wis., on the 7th,
destroyed the La Crosse Milling Company's
brick mill, causing a loss of $25,000.
THE office of the Springfield (Mass.)
Union was burned on the 7th. Six persons
fell from the fourth story in an attempt to
get on a ladder ho sted ior their rescue,
and all were kil ed.
THIS House on th 7th pissed the bill
opening the Sioax reservation for ettle
THE Senate on f'"e"7tv coflrmed the nom
ination of John F. Carland as as ociate
justice of the Dakota supreme court
THE Pittsburgh, Ft. syne & Chica
go railroad di charge! some 600 work a. en
at Pit sbu:'gh. Pa, on the 7th, on account
of lack of work.
Tha company organized for the purchase
of Libby prison opened rmanent offices
in Chicago on the i th.
ON the 7th, the railroad engineer's strke
was further complicate by the members of
the Brotherhood being culled off from the
Chicago, Burlington & Northern road.
Trr ns were running on the read, though
not all on time.
B. WM. HESBY RYDBB, of Chicago, 111.-
pastor of St. Paul's Universalist Churchj
died on the 7th.
A New York City, on the 7tb, the coal
association decided to reduce the price of
coal fifty cents per ton.
THE Iowa supreme court in session at
Moines decide on the 7th that liquor
brought into the State to be sold unlawfully
Is at all times subject to seizure whenever
ON the 7th, It was reported that the
fruperor xrf Qm#ty b4 diwl
CUTTING DOWN TAXES.
The Ways and Means Tariff Bill
Made Public. %&$$&
It Will Bedaco the Revenue About S53,-
OOO.OOO Annuallytarge Atldltlous
Made to the Free ListIuter-
1 TW No Touohe4.'^"'
THE NEW TABD7E BILL,
WASHINGTON, March 8.The hairman of the
Ways and Means Committee yesterday sub
mitted to the full committee the Tariff bill
upon which the Democratic members have
been at work for several months. The free
list section is to take effect July 1, 1888. The
measure was immediately made public. It
makes the following additions to the fre list:
Timber, hewn and sawed, and timber used
for spars and in building wharves. Timber,
squared or sided. Wood, unmanufactured, not
specially enumerated or provided for. Sawed
boards, planks, deals, and all other articles of
sawed lumber. Hubs for wheels, posts, last
blocks, wagon blocks, oar blocks, gun blocks,
heading blocks and all like blocks or sticks
rough-hewn of sawed only. Staves of wood.
Pickets and palings, laths, shingles. Clap
boards, pine or spruce. Logs provided
that if any export duty is laid upon the
above-mentioned articles, or either of
them, by any country whence imported, all
said articles imported from said country shall
be subject to duty as now provided by law.
Salt in bags, sacks, barrels or other packages,
or in bulk, when imported from any country
which does not charge an import duty upon
Bait exported from the United States.
Flax, straw flax not hackled or dressed.
Flax, hackled (known as dressed linen
tow of flax or hemp). Hemp, ma
nilla, and other like substances for
hemp. Jute butts jute. Sunn, sisal grass
and other vegetable fibers. Burlaps, notexcecd
ing sixty inches in width, of fl x,jute or hemp,or
of which flax, jute or hemp, or either of them,
Bhall be the component material of chief value.
Bagging for cotton or other manufactures
not specially enumerated or provided for in
this act suitable to the uses for which cotton
bagging is applied, composed In whole
or part of hemp, jute, jute butts,
flux, gunny bags, gunny cloth, or
other material provided that as to hemp and
flax, jute, jute butts, suun and sisal grass, and
"manufactures thereof, except burlaps not ex
ceeding sixty inches in width and bagging for
cotton, this act shall take effect July 1,1S89.
Iron or steel sheets, or plates, or taggers iron,
coated with tin or lead, or with a mixture of
which these metals are a component part,
by dipping or any other process, and com
mercially known as tin plates, tern plates
and taggers tin. Beeswax, gelatine and all
similiar preparations. Glycerine, crude,
brown or yellow. Fish glue or insinglass.
Phosphorus, boap stocks, tit only for use-as
such. Soap, hard and soft,-all of which are no
otherwise specially enumerated or provided
for. Extract of hemlock and other bark used
for tanning. Indigo, extracts of, and carmmed.
Iodine, resublimed. Licorice-juice. Oil, croton.
Hempseed and rapeseed oil. Flax-seed or lin
seed oil. Oil, cotton-seed. Petroleum. Alum-
niAlum, patent alum, alum substitute, sul
phate of alumina and aluminous cake, and
alum. Whiting and par white. CopperSul
phate of, or blue vitrol. IronSulphate or. or
copperas. Potash, crude, carbonate of, or fusel
and caustic potash. Chlorate of potash and ni
trate of potash, or saltpeter crude. Sulphate
of potash. Sulphate of soda, known as salt
cake, crude or refined, or niler cake, crude or
reflned, and glaubers salt. Sulphur, in rolls.
Wood tar. Coal tar, crude. Aniline oil and its
homologues. Coal tar and products of, such as
naphtha. Benzine, benzole, dead oil and pitch.
All preparations of coal-tarnot colors or dyes
and not acids ofcolors and dyes. Logwood
and other dye-woods, extracts and decoctions
of. Spir.ts of turpentine. Bone black, ivory
drop black and bone charcoal. Ocher and
ochery earths, umber and umber earths, sienna
and sienna earths, when dry. All prepara
tions known as essential oils, expressed oils,
distilled oils, rendered oils, alkaline, alkaloids
and all combinations of any of the forego
ing, and chemical compounds of whatever
name known, and not specially enumerated
or provided in this act." All barks, beans,
berries, balsams, buds, bulbous roots and ex
crescences, such as nut galls, fruits, flowers,
dried fibers, grains, gums and gum resins,
herbs, leaves, lichens, nuts roots and stems of
vegetables, seeds and seeds of morbid growth,
weeds, woods used expressly for dyeing, and
dried insects. All non-dutiable crude materi
als but which have been advanced in
value or conditions by refining or
grnding .or by other process of manu
facture, not specially enumerated or prov.ded
for. All earths or clays unwrought Or un
manufactured. China, ciay or kaoline. Opium,
crude, containing 9 per cent, and over of
morphia for medicmal purposes. Iron and
steel cotton ties or hoops for baling purposes,
not thinner than No 20 wire gauge. Needles
sewing, darning, knitting and all in this act.
Copperimported in the form of ores, regulus
of, and black or coarse copper and copper
cement old copper, fit only for manufacture.
Nckelin ore, matt, or other crude form ndt
ready for consumption in the arts. Antimony,
regulus.or metal. Quicksilver, chromote of
iron, or chrom ore. Mineral substauces in
a crude state and metals unwrought, not spe
cially enumerated or provided for. Brick. Veg
etablesin their natural state, or in salt or
brine. Chicory root, ground or unground, burnt
or prepared, and all other articles used, or
intended to be used, as coffee or substances
thereiore, not specially enumerated or provided
for. Cocoaprepared or manufactured dates,
plums and prunes currantsZante, or other
figs meats, game and poultry beans, peas and
split peas. Pulp for paper makers' use. Bibles,
books and pamphlets print, in other lan
guages than English, and books and pamphlets
for all publications of foreign governments and
publication of foreign societies, historical or
scientific, pr nted for gratuitous distr.bution.
Bristles. Bulbs arid bulbous roots not med
ical. Feathers of all kinds, crude or not dressed,
colored or manufactured. Fin shihg powder.
Grease. Grindstones, finished or unfhvshed!
Curled hair for beds or mattresses. Human
hair Eaw, uncleaned and not drawn.
Hatters' fur not on the skin. Hemp and
rape seed and other oil seeds of
like character. Lime. Garden seeds. Lin
seed or flaxseed. Marble of all kinds, in bldck,
rough or squared. Os er or willow, prepared for
basket-makers' uses. Broom corn. Brushwood.
Plaster of paris. When ground or calcined.
Bags, of whatever material composed.
Rattans and reeds, manufactured, but
not made up into finished articles.
Paintings in oil or water colors, and statuary
not otherwise provided for. [But the term
"statuary" shall be understood to include
professional product ons of a statuary or of a
sculptor only.] Stones, unmanufactured or un
dressed, free stone, granite, sand-stone and all
building or monumental stones. All strings of
gut or any other like material Tallow. Waste,
all not specially enumerated or provided for.
Metals are to pay duties as follows:
Pig iron, $8 per ton. Iron railway bars, $7.
Steel railway bars, Ml. Bar iron, rolled or
hammered. of 1 cent per pound. Not less
than 1 inch de and of an inch th ck. In
larger measurement, 1 cent per pound. Iron
slabs, booms, loops, 35 per cent, ad valorem.
Iron bars, blooms, billets, in the manufact
ure of which charcoal is used, 120 per
ton. Iron or steel "T" rails, $15 a ton.
Round iron, In coils or rods, and rolled iron,
enumerated, 1 cent per round. Sheet iron
(thin), 1 cent per pound. Black taggers (iron),
80 per cent. Hoop-iron, 1 cent per pound.
Cast-iron pipe, 6-10 of 1 cent per pound. Nails,
1 cent per pound. Tacks, 5 per cent. Anvils,
anchors, etc., \y% cents per pound. Rivets,
etc., VA cents per pound. Sle:lges, axles, etc.,
ditto. Chains, 2 cents per pound. Saws, 30
per cent. Files, 35 per cent. Ingots and
blooms, 4-10 of a cent per pound. Wire
and manufactures thereof are left unchanged,
provided that the amy exceeds 50 per
cent. Old copper clippings, 1 cent per pound.
Copper, unmanufactured, 2 cents per pound.
Lead, V%_ cents per pound: in sheets, 2J4 cents
per pound. Nickel, in ore, 10 cents per round.
no spelter, 2 cents per pound. Hollow
ware, a54 cents per pound. Machine needles,
80 per cent.
The ent re wood schedule is subjected to 30
per cent duty. All grades of sugar are reduced
by an amount varying from one-fifth to one
fourth of the present duties. Cotton yarn is
reduced to 35 and 40 per cent bleached linens
to per cent. other yams 25 per cent* Cot
ton cloth. 40 per cent
The manufactures of wool are reduced as fol
lows H^Z v.
Woolen and worsted goods, to 40 per cent.
flannels, blankets and knit goods, 40 per cent.:
diess Roods, partly of wool, 40 per cent. ready
made clothing, 45 per cent. Cloaks, 45 per
cent. Webbings, 50 per cent Carpets,
W per cent Paper and its manufact
ures are generally reduced. Carriages,
0 per cent Watohes, 25 per cenft
There are no internal revenue changes pro
posed byX thk bilL This subject was purposely
tt oouuuiwe^. fe addition to tb fre*other
list the following are some of the moat olmpor
tantxehanges proposed by the bill:
China, ornamented, 45 per cent ad valorem
(now 60 per cent) china, unornamented, and
earthenware, 40 per cent ad valorem (now
about 55 per cent) and caustic tiles, 80per
cent *ad valorem (now 35 per cent.): green and
colored glass bottles, per cent, per pound
(now 1 cent). There is also a provision for
adding the value of bottles, when tilled, to the
value of the dutiable goods.
Flint and lime glass bottles and pressed
glassware, 20 per cent ad valorem (now 40 per
cent) cylinder and crown glass polished, and
between 24x30 and 24xt30 inches square, 15
cents per square foot. Above that measure
ment 25 cents per square foot (now 20 and 40
Unpolished cylinder, crown and common win
dow glass, not exceeding li) by 15 inches, 1 cent
per pound above that and not exceeding 16
by 24,1J4 cents above that and not exceeding
24 by 81,154 cents all above, cents. (Now
The administrative provisions constitute the
most voluminous part of the biU, and embrace
the provisions compiled by Mr. Hewitt to the
Forty-n-.nth Congress and incorporated in the
Morrison bill. Mr. Hewitt's provisions abol
ishing the office of Merchant Appraiser, and
prov ding new methods of appraisement, are
omitted. The entire system of damage allow
ance on imported goods injured during the
transportation is abolished. The period
for which imported merchandise can
be kept in bonded warehouse is
extended from one to three years. The
duties on boxes, cartoons and other
inside coverings of merchandise which pass in
to the hands of consumers are revived. Duties
on packing charges are revived. What is
known as the "Similtude" clause of the
tariff is re-enacted with such wording as
to make clear when unenumerated arti
cles can be classified as assimilat
ing to enumerated articles. Importers*
declarations are substituted for importers'
affidavits in all this custom matters, and im
porters are authorized to make declarations
before notaries instead of at the custom house.
All leaf tobacco unmanufactured is fixed at
thirty-five cents a pound, and the present dis
tinction between Sumatra and ordinary wrap
ping tobacco is abolished.
The recommendations made as to protests,
appeals and suits by Secretary Manning in a
special report to Congress two years ago are
all adopted. Tae penalties are made more
stringent for bribery or feeing inspect
ors of customs or for any irregulari
ties in inspection of baggage. The Gov
ernment is authorized to bring suit for
the value of merchandise fraudulently
imported, after such merchandise has passed
into the hands of the importer. The other pro
visions are all of a minor character. The bill
as submitted contains no provisions as to in
ternal revenue, it being understood that the
Democratic members are prepared to submit
an internal revenue bill at an early day.
The latest estimates made by the Com
mittee on Ways and Means of the prob
able reductions in revenue that would be
effected by the passage of the bill are
as follows: Chemicals, $730,000 china
and glass, 51,600,000 cottons, 8277,000
provisions, $600,000 (approximated) woolen
goods. 412,300,000 sundries, $1,000,000: paper,
$2,500 sugars, 1,000,000 Lemp, flax and jute,
$1.8.0,0 0 metals, 81,500,030 (approximated)
free l.st, $2^.230,0 0. This would make the
total reduction about 553.000,000.
REPUBLICANS NOT SATISFIED.
WASHINGTON, March 2. The Republican
members of the Ways and Means Committee
have not formally decided upon a course of
action in regard to the consideration of the bill,
but it is understood that they will insist on hav
ing called before the committee manufactu ers
and others who will be affected by it that
they may learn from them what the effect of
the changes will be. They will not seek oral
testimony, but will ask that those who apply
for the opportunity to appear shall be heard.
Next, they will demand that the bill shall be
considered in the regular way by paragraphs,
with an opportunity lor discussion and amend
ment. If these demands be denied
the Republicans will content themselves th
putting the Democratic members on record as
oppos ng their demands for a full and far con
siderat.on of the bill and transfer the fight to
the floor of the House. Mr. Randall will have
his bill prepared in a few days and will per
haps offer it on Monday on the call of the
Stales. The Republicans 11 not depend on
Mr. Randall for a bill, but will bring forward a
measure of their own.
MRS. LANGTRY'S TROUBLES.
On the Heels of the News of the Death
of Her Father, the Jersey Lily Is Made
Defendant In Several Suits at IJIW.
CHICAGO, Mtirch 2.All of Mrs. L.ngtry's
scenery, costumes, and furniture at Mc
Vicker's Theater were attached at noon
yesterday upon Miss Nadage Doree's $420
suit for salary due on contract Papers are
also out awaiting service in a suit by James
Creighton, a weler in Edinburg, Scot
land, for $241.63 worth of jewelry sup
plied to Mrs. Lang try when she was playing
in the shadow of Hoiyrood Castile, buo never
CHICAGO, March 2.Mrs. Langfcry, the
noted English beauty and actress, was
prostrated Wednesday by the receipt of a
cablegram announcing the death of her
father, Mr. Le Brecon, de.sn of Jersey. The
dean was gre ttly respected, noc only in
Jersey buc in Engl ind, where he was well
known. He was 7 2 years of age, and bis
death was hastened by a sevare operation
performed upon him to relieve a lingering
illness. Mrs. Langtry, on receiving the sud
news at once cancelled her eng. gement at
Mra Langtry is in trouble with J. H. Mc
Vicker, who has sued her for $10,000 for
breach of contract.
A GREAT FAILURE.
The Manistee Salt and Lumber Company
Assigns to IS. Golden Filer.
DfittBOiT, Mich., March 2The Manistee
Salb and Lumber Compnny made an assign
ment yesterday morning to E. Golden
Filer for the benefii of creditora
The assets are $x,880,000 and the
liabilities $864 000. The liabilities ure
composed mostly of floating indebtedness to
banka Hon. C. J. Eamsdell, one of the
executors, who is thoroughly familiar with
the affairs of the company and of
the late Michael Engelm ,nn, its presi
dent, says every dollar will be paid. A de
mand for $20,000 spot casli by a creditor
precipitated the assgnmenk The com
pany is a very lar^e concern, with a val
uable plant, consisting of pine lands, lum
ber, railroads, saw-mills and sale blocks,
with very complete paraphernalia.
An Aited Murderer.
HUDSON, N. Y., March 2.Oscar P. Beck
with w.-.s hanged at tue court-house in this
city at 10:05 o'clock yesterday murning for
the murder of Simon Yand rcock at Auster
litzon January 10, 1882. Hd .s sentenced
to death six time3, had two trials, and his
case was reviewed by the Supreme Court
and the Court of Appeala Gov rnor Hill
was urged to pardon him, but refused io
commute the sentence. Beckwith was 7&
Killed Her Four Children.
KEY WEST, Fia., Mtrch 2.A dispatch
from Banicoa, eighty miles from Havana,
states that a mother murdered her four
children in cold blood. Sue chopped off
the heads of two of them wish a hatchet,
and the other iwo she held in a tub of
water until drowned, and then cut them
up. She said when i.rrested and taken to
jail that the devil tempted her to the
Death of an Indiana Pioneer. ft
IKDANAPOLIS, Ind., Marc 12.Samuel Mor
rison, jn Iudiana surveyor and pioneer,
died here Thursday on his 90 th birthday.
His first recorded achievement was a map
of Indi.in.1, published in 1816 che one he
was proudest of was a map ol Vicksburg
sent to General Grant, in which ae claimed
he originated the plan of the capture.
Giving His Children .Haifa Million.
DAYTON, 0., March 2.The venerable
banker, Valentine Winters, at a family din
ner yesterday distributed a half million
dollars of his estate among six children and
rs of two othera In the year 1882
he gave them $400,000.
Local Option in Ohio.
COLUMBUS, 0., March 2.The Legislature
yesterday passed a township local option
bill, which is a law, and the lower branch
'"passed a bill providing for scientino tern,
peranoe instructions in the schools and
public iMtiuitionji of the State
REDUCING THE REVENUE.
A. Synopsis of the Internal Revenue Bill
Prepared by the House Ways and
Means CommitteeA Big: Share of the
lax on Tobacco to Be Kept aledPro
vision Made for a Reducdou of $25
"WASHiNGTOsr, March 7.The new internal
revenue bill was submitted by the Demo
cratic majority of the Ways and Means
Committee to the full committee yesterday.
It begins by removing the tax from tobacco
on July 1,1888, after which date manufacturers
of cigars will pay a special tax of three dol
lars each, and dealers in tobacco shall each pay
one dollar annually as a special tax. Draw
backs rebated to the full amount of the tax
11 be allowed on original and unbroken pack
ages held by manufacturers and dealers on
July 1. The statute and all the laws imposing
restrict ons upon the sale of leaf tobacco are
Wherever minimum punishments are laid
down for infractions of internal-revenue laws
in the statuets they are abolished, and it is left
in the discretion ot the court to fix the pun sh
ment, not exceeding the maximum limit fixed
by the statutes.
Warrants under thj internal revenue laws,
upon affidavit making charges upon informa
on and belief, shall only issue when tbe
affidavit is made by a collector or
deputy collector with this exception war
rants will only be issued on a sworn
complaint setting forth the facts and
alleging ihem to be within the personal knowl
edge of the affiant. Fees to court officers in
prosecutions under the internal-revenue laws
shall only be paid in cases where a convict.on
is secured, or wherein th1*
district approves of
the prosecution, or wherein the prosecution be
gan with information or indictment.
Persons arrested upon warrants under the in
ternal-revenue laws must be taken before a
designated jud cial officer in the county of ar
rest, or if there be none, in another county
nearest the county of arrest, and this judicial
officer shall have power to make the prelim
inary examination and discharge, admit to
bail, or commit to pr son the person arresied.
This sect.on does not apply to the Indian Ter
The Commissioner of Internal Revenue, with
the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury,
may compromise civil or criminal cases and re
duce or remit flaes, penalties or assessments
utder the internal-revenue laws.
When the returns are not mada or are made
fraudulently the collector may enter the prem
ises of any one hav.ng taxable property and
prepare a tax return upon which the tux shall
be assessed with a penalty of 25 per cent, and
interest at 10 per cent.
All fruit brandies made from any fruit are
brought under the provisions of tho act of
March 3, 18S7.
When a distillery is seized the ma
chinery and apparatus must be rold without
being mutilated or destroyed. stilleries
which mash less than twenty-five Dushels
of grain per day shall be taxed upon
their capacity, and may be operated tbout
store-keeper or gau.^er. Special warehouses
may be established where the product of any
des gnated numoer of these distilleries may be
deposited, which product shall then become
subject to the customary laws.
All special taxes oa manufacturers of stills,
retail dealers in liquors and tetail dealers in
malt liquors are repealed.
The act provides that it shall go into effect
The total reduction in revenue made by
the act is about $25,000,000, made up of
$20,000,000 on tobacco and $5,000,000
on the special taxes removed.
The Democratic members of the Ways
and Means Committe have resolved to add
this bill to che Mills Tt.rifE bi.l, making it
an integral pare of the scheme for revenue
Ihe total reduction by the two bills will
be about $75,000,000.
Mr. IL.nUall says that his Tariff bill is
completed exc3pt as to the co ton schedule.
It is understood th.it the bill reduces the
revenue $17,000,000 on tariff $30,000,-
000 on to'iacco $30,000,000 by reducing
the whisky tax to 50 cents per gallon.
MISS ALCOTT'S DEATH.
The Noted Authoress Fallows Her A^ed
Father to a Better WorldA Brief Rec
ord of Her Life of efulness.
BOSTON. March 7.M.ss Lou'sa Alcott
died yesterday morning. Coming so soon
after ihe death of
her faiher, the sud
den 1 a nnounc id
death of Miss Alcott
br'ngs a double sor
row to the m: ny
friends of the family,
while the loss of this
talented writer will
be felt far and wide
among the many
readers of her books.
For a long time Miss
Alcott has been ill,
suffering from nerv- LOUISA M. ALCOTT.
ous prostration. Last autumn she ap
peared to be improving, and Went to
the Highlands to reside with Dr.
Eioda A Lawrenca Waile, there she
drove in town to visit her father, Thurs-
y, the lso inst, and caught a coid which
on Satrard.y settled on the base of the
brain and developed spinal meningitis.
Sheded at the Highlands early yes.eruay
morning. Miss Alcott was Lorn on an anni
versary of her father's birthday, and it is
singular that she should have followed him
BO soon to the grave. She won h^ve been
56 years of ge in November next.
[Miss A'cott began to write stones when in
her teens, and when in her 10th year the fam
ily moved from Concord to Boston she chose
story-wrtihg as her profess on, and set
di.igently to work. She was soon earn
ing her living by her pen. Then the
civil war broke out. and she went
to Washington to nurse the wounded
soldiers, afterward rublishing her experiences
there under the title of Hospital Sketches,1*
Which won her considerable popularity in the
North. F.ve years after, in 185 s, she published
the first voiume of "Little Women," the book
on which, despite her numerous other works,
her fame will always rest. It is one of
the best books for children ever writ
ten. In it she has drawn largely from
life, and it is generally known that she pict
ured :n Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy herself and her
three sisters, she be.ng Jo, the representative
tom-boy of America. Her sister .May, the Amy
of "Little Women," exhib.ted a painting in the
great Paris salon of 1878, but the fame of the
family, notwithstand ng the eminence, will rest
upon the shoulders of "the children's fr.eud."]
Arrested for a War-Time Murder.
CAEMI,IH., March 7.Dr. John W. Stone,
a preacher and physic.an of Sponger,on
near this ty, was yesterday arrested
charged witn the murder of Jochran Bal
lard March, 1864. A man named Qu-tck
enboss recently confessed ih-.it he. Stone,
and several osher members of a secret so
ciety killed Bailard, who was a Union soi-
diT at Shoals, Ind. Stone protests his in
nocence. A Fatal Explosion of Giant Powder Oo-
-r' curd on an Indiana Farm.
CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind March 7.A ter
rific explosion of dynamite occurred yes
terd morning on the farm of David
Hampton at Williamsburg. The shock was
felc Lfty miles away. Hampton was load
ing a wagon with che stuff co shoot a well
at Hagerstown when tLe crash came. Six
tons of dynumioe exploded. Man, wagon
and horse were shattered to pieces. Shreds
of Hampton's shirt were found, aud so was
the head of his horse, bo,h far from the
pUce where they were blown up. The farm
house w.s wrecked and a hole fifteen feet
deep and twenty-five feet in c.reumference
was found where the dynamite had been
Shot by a Rubber.
B*ADFOBD, Pa., Maica 7.Tuesday morn
ing a masked man named Kiuibail -jumped
over the railing of the Bradford National
Bank and seized the money on the
desk of Cashier Tomiinson. He shot
the latter through the hips, on his
attempting to hold him, ran from the
bank, and after being pursued some
distance by tizens, turned and shot A. L,
Bleici), a butcher, and then killed himself.
Tomlinsou and Bleich were both fatally
hurt Kimball hnd be^n drink.ng heavily.
Mother and Two CluUlren Burned.
CAYUGA, Ont, March 7.John Daley's
dwelling-house was burned early yesterday
morning. Mrs. Daley and two children
ware burned to death. Vl-3 i ^.vfv-j?
NO OTHER RAILWAY IN THE NORTH-
f:. V- WESTvy:'--'
has in so short a period gained the repu
tation and oopnlarity emoved hv the
WISCONSIN E N TRAL
LINE. From a comparatively un
known factor in the commercial world,
it has been transformed to an independ
ent, influential, grand Through
Route, with magniScent depots, sup
erb equipment and unsurpassbd termi
nal facilities. Through careful catering
to details, it has won for itself a reputa
tion for solidity, safety, convenience and
attention to its patrons,second to no rail
road in the country. Pullman sleep
ers, model of palatial comfort, dining
cars in which the cuisine and general ap
pointments are up to the highest stand
ard, and coaches especially built for this
route, are among the chief elements
which have contributed to wards catering
successfully to a discriminating public.
Located directly on its line, between
Minneapolis and St. P- ul and
Milwaukee and Chicago and
Duluth and Milwaukee and
Chicago, are the following thriving
cities ot Wisconsin and Michigan:
New Richmond, Chippewa
Falls, Eau Claire, Ashland,
Hurley, Wis., Iron wood,
M!ch., Bessemes, Mich.,
Stevens Point, Neenah,
Menasha, Oshkosh. Fond
du Lac, Waukesha and Bur
For detailed information, lowest
current rates, berths, etc.,via this route,
to any point in the South or East,
apply to nearest Ticket Agent, or address
WM S. MELLEN, JAMES BARKER,
Ueul. Man. Gen Pass & T'k't A'gt.
ANSON, Northwestern Pas-'
Henger Agent, No. 19 Nicollet House
Block, Minneapolis, Minn.
Owns and operates 5,500^ miles of
thoroughly equipped road in Illinois,
Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota
IT is THE BE ST DIRECT ROUTE BETWEEN
ALL PRINCIPAL POINTS IN THE NoitTHWEST,
SOUTHWEST AND FAK WEST.
For maps, time tables, rates of passage
and freight, etc., apply to the nearest
station agent of Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul Railway, or to any Railroad
Agent anywhere in the World.
R. MILLKR, General Manager. A,
V. II. CARPENTER, Gen'l Pass, and
Ticket Agent. J. F. TUCKKR. Asa't
Gen'l Manager. GEO. H. HEAFFORD
Ass't Gen'l Pass, and Ticket agent,
B^TTor information in reference to
Lands and Towns owned by the Chicago
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company,
write to G. Uaugan, Land Commis
sioner, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
THE ST. PAUL AND DULUTH RAIL
THE SHORTEST LINE
TO LAKE SUPERIOR!
QUICKEST IN TIME BY OVER 3 HOURS.
3 TRAINS DAILY EACH WAY 3
The "Limited" runs daily, and con
sumes only five hours between the Twin
Cities and Duluth making but three
CLOSE CONNECTION MADE IN UNION
DEPOT, DULUTH, WITH TRAINS
OF THE DULUTH AND IRON RANGE
AVOID OMNIBUS TRANSFERS BY TAKING THIS
LOW EXCURSION RATES
WHICH INCLUDE MEALS AND BERTHS
Are made via Duluth to all points East
reached by lake lines and their rail
connections. Tickets can be procured
going by lake, or lake and rail, and re
turning all rail if desired. Tickets
can be purchased, Sleeping Car Ac
commodations and berths on steamers
secured, and further information had,
by calling on. or addressing the fol
lowing Ticket Agents:
B. N. AUSTIN, City Ticket Agent.
19 Nicollet House Block, Minneapolis.
C. E STONE, City Ticket Agent, 1U9
East Third Street, St. Paul.
W.H. FISHEK, G. F. COPELAND.
General Sup't. Ass't. Supt.
E. F, DODGE, P, A. ROCKWELL.
Gen. T'k't.Ag't. Ass't.Gen.T'k't. Agt.
GENERAL OFFICS ST.PAUL.MINN.
MONTANA SHORT LINE.
"When traveling every one should con?
Bider well the questions of economy,
comfort, safety and speed, these questions
being of the same importance in a journey
of an hour as in one of several days' ride.
An examination of the map will convince
anyone that this is the most direct route
to and from all the principal points in
Cen-R BTTPAUL fl tral
Amm MINNEAPOLIS jf&
and MS EPS -Z 3
ior thern|t|ArilTOBMA neso-1*3 j?AILWAY. MIL a
Dakota and Montana. Our epuipment
and time are excellent. Our rates are
the lowest, but this fact is something
which speaks for itself. Definite figures
and maps can be obtained by applying to
any Agent of the Company, or the Gen*
eral Passenger Agent,
The following are a few of tho Princ't|jal
Points reached via this Line:
S T. CLOUD, PAUK CENTRE, FERGUS FALLS,
CBOOKSTON, ST. VINCENT, HUTCHINSON,
PAYNESVILLB, MORRIS. APPLETON AN
BRECKBNRIDGE,MINN. WATERTOWN, ABER-
DEEN, ELLENDALE, WAHPETON, FARGO,
GRA ND FORKS, GRAFTON, DEVILS LAK E,
BOTTINEAU AND BUFCED, DAKOTA GLAS-
GOW, DAWES FT. BELKNAP), AFSIXNIBOINB,
T. BENTON, GREAT FALLS, HELENA AND
BUTTE, MONTANA WINNIPEG, MANITOBA,
AND ALL PACIFIC COAST POINTS.
Parties seeking farms or business loca
tions will find unusual opportunities lor
both on this line in Northern Dakota and
Montana, also in Minnesota where the
Company lias for sale at low prices and
on favorable terms 2,000,000 acres of ex
cellent farming, grazing and timber lands.
For maps and other information address,
J. BOOKWALTEB, C. WARREN,
jLand Coramis'ioner, Gen'l Pass.
6T, PAUL, MIXN.
A. jdAsvBL, W S. AUDCANDB^':-