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NORTHWESTERN PUBLISHING COMPANY^
ST. PAUL. MTNN. & Cflin \fiO. T^T
MRS. HARRIET BEECHER STOWE says
that her literary work is finished.
BESSEMER'S steel patents have
brought him $35,385,000 in royalties*--^
THE Western Uuion Company
handled 45,977,546 telegraph messages
FRANCIS MURTHY recently joined the
Butler M. E. Church of Pitts*
iKI&lP"' THERE aro 172 known species 6?
creatures that are blind. This does not
A PARIS pper has discovered that
the people of "St. Louis, Dakota,"
are dying of, a disease called "the
^Ixr*: THE last new language into which
the 'Tilgrim'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
fl^s'4 A CUSTOMS inspector found three
worth of diamonds
in a cake of soap carried by an in
nocenfelookiug smuggler the, .other
lT-doesn't do to trifle with a book
agent. A presumptuous horse in
Michigan undertook to run away with
ono the other day and dropped dead
before he got half a mile. ffl
A THICK coating of flowers of'sulphur
over the affected limb for ne night is
said to cure the sciatica. The skin
should be thoroughly cleansed first.
The remedy is simple enough to war
runt a trial. WM
WHITE receiving congratulations on
her sixtieth birthday the other evening
Mrs. Ann Summerville, of Charleston,
W. Va., fell dead. The 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. LOCKE, who died in Toledo the
other day worth $1,500,000, set the type
for the first edition of his Nasby letters previous week. As compared with the
published in Indianapolis in 1863.
The book was a yellow-covered
pamphlet of one hundred pages, and
brought the author between $100
A TEXAS paper makes the state
ment that a man left Waxahachie 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
death, ifes ''^'tf&Misf
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 deatlu 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'iher
daughter in New York has a remark
able record. Her name is Mrs. Flor
ence Sehlamm. She is just past 102
years of age. Her youngest child was
born when she was 52 years old. She
has three great-great-grandchildren,
and her grandfather, it is said, died at
the age of 120. These are onlv a few
of the odd facts about the old lady.
EVKN 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
jeot held just oyer the surface of the
water. The 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 object* no mat
ter whore it. is held. mmmm
& MB. COBCOBAN, the Washington
banker, who died recently, Was a great
friend and admirer of Daniel Webster.
The great statesman had borrowed
sums 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
3* 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 hunan race. The next language
most i r. 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 (ovor forty
FROM recent statistics it appears that
the Parisians throw away annually
more than three hundred thousnnd tons
of material which is picked up by the
chiffoniers and sold by them for up
wards of twenty-iivo million francs per
annum. The 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 backs, and picking
all kinds of scraps out of the duttbjna
tiad. thfi JMIIAOMU
Epitome of the Week.
INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION.
FBXBAY, 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'erka, was favorably reported. A memo
rial was presented from the S Paul Cham
ber, of Commerce calling for stringent
measures to prevent the emigration of
Anarchists, Nihilists and criminals of every
kind to this conn try.. At the evening ses
sion twenty-five pension bills were phased.
BATUBDAT, March 3.There was no ses.
sion of the Senate In the House numerous
memorials and resolutions were
presented praying for tha passage of the
pending bill to protect the manufacture
and sale of pure lard. Henry Seymour,
of Michigan, successor to the late Seth C.
Moffutt, appeared and took the oa of of
fice. In-ihe contested election case from
the Tenth Illinois district the Committee
on Elect ons decided in favor of General
fost (Rep.), the sitting member.
MOMDAT, 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^s on alcoholic liquors
and for a prohibitory amendment to the
constitution and for the pass, ge of the
per-diem Serv ce.Ptms on bill. In the
House bills were introduced to define trusts
and to prohibit trusts from carrying on in
ter-State, commerce for the construction
of a ship canal eround 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 bonded
debt f- V?^v(.''
TUESDAY, March dS-In the Senate"the
Dependent Pension bill was further con
sidered, speeches being made by Senators
Ingalls 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 that a
treaty may be made public or considered in
open session whenever a majority vote so
decidea In the House the Alabama elec
tion contest between Davidson (Hem.) and
McDnffle (Rep.), was decided by giving the
former the seat.
THB Secretary of the Treasury was ad
vised on the 2d of an organized movement
for the emigration of. German convicts to
this country, and immediately took~steps
to guard against the landing of all such
THEBE was a net increase of $11,043,783
in the circulation and a net increase of
$9,033,743 in the money, and bullion in
the Unite.1 States Treasury during February.
THEBE were 202 business failures in the
United States durinsr 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
since 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 $7,500,0Q0more.than
the previous month. ^j5^-,
AT twenty-she leadmg 'ciearitig-*hoiwes in
the United States the exchanges during the
week ended on the 3 1 agrpregated
$879,132,830 against $740,786,372. the
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
over $4,000,000 above the average
February loss for thirteen years.
PBBSIDENT CLEVELAND on the 5th trans
mitted to Congress the remaining docu
ments 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 and Means
Committee of the House submitted to the
full committee the Internal Revenue bill on
the 6th. The total reduction in revenue
made by the toll is about $25,000,000,
madenp of $20,000,000 on tobacco aad
$5,000,000 of various special taxes re
moved. It was decided that the bill should
be added to the Mills Tariff bill, making
one bill of both.
m$b$m THE EAST.
FKTEB HEBDIO, a millionaire lumberman
of Williamsport, Pa,, and the inventor of
theHerdib cab, died in New. York on the
2d, ag. sixty-four yet-ra. :,X
HUNDREDS of Hungarians were leaving
Connellsville, Pa., and adjoining coke re
gions on the 2d for their native land. Scarc
ity of work was the causa
THE death of Amos Bronson" Alcott,
founder of the famous Concord School of
transcendental -philosophy and author of
phUosophicical and critical works, occurred
in Bosiou on the 4. at the age of eighty
eight years. He was born in Wo cots, Conn.
AT Banger, Me., 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 tolife-im
AT a meeting on the 3d in New York of the
schedule committee of the National Bnse
Ball Leagus it was decided that Ihe season
Should consist ofT.40 games instead of
126, as last year, and that it should begin
Aprd 2 0 und close October 13
IN the build at New York occupied by
J. H. Bunnell & Co., electric and telegraph
supplies, and Simon Bache & Co., glass im
porter?, a fire on the 5th caused a loss of
EIGHT HUNDRED miners at Mount Carmel,
Pa., who had been on srike since January
I or 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, seeing
that his capture was inevitable, shot him
THE death of Miss Louisa M. Alcott, the
famous author of "Little Women" and
other stories, ocourred at her home in Bos
ton on the 6 at the age of fifty-six
years. 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 death.
WEST AND SOUTH.
A BILL was passed tue Ohio House on
the 2d to close saloons on Sunday through
out the State by a vote of 7 0 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
the flames. i|
POSTAL clerks at Spokane Falls, D. T.,
went on a strike on the 3d, and the post
office was closed.
ON the 2d ihe 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 Onaneook, Va a quantity of gold
and silver was found on the 3.1 which had
been buried there during the Revolutionary
BOOKBS ft MALTEB'S winery and distillery,
near Fresno, CO., was burned on the 3d.
MABXXN DUBAN was hanged on the 3d at
Prescott, A. T., for the murder of a woman.
ON the 3d Adam Suits, who lives h1f a
mile west of Carlos City, Did., celebrated
the one hundredth anniversary of his birth.
MEXICAN soldiers at Piedres N gr.is
crossed over the line to Eagle Pass, Tex
on the 4th, and endeavored to kidnap a
deserter, but in the fracas which took
place three of the Mexicans were killed.
Nor a saloon was open on the 4t at
Eansas City. The Law and Order League
brought about this result
HABBT MILLEB, of Hampton, Ga., reported
killed In the rebellion, re nrned to his home
on the 3d to find his w.fe married to an.
A ran atr Milwaukee on the 3d, which
Sorted auoay-jaotioiy ot yterofct
Brothers, destroyed property to the vali
ON the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
road the strike of engineers was praccically:
unchanged on the 4th. The trains were
moving w.t some regularity, and several,
freights were put in mo Jon.'' The idea was
gaining ground that, the strike would ex
tend to many other roads, on the ground
that they had been extending aid to the
A PBEKATDBB explosion of dynamite on
the 5ch in a mine at Isbpeming, Mich.,- -in-
stantly killed five menJohn Williams,.
Alfred Lucas, Eric Matkson, Charles Busk
and William Gerdle.
J. B. SNTDEE was arrested in- Colbert,
Tex, on the.5 for robbing United Stares
mails. He had drafts amounting to $146,-
575 and numerous money orders.
AT Goldthwaite, Tex, nineteen hardness
houses were destroyed by fire on the 5th.
0K the 5th Bev. J. A. Asbury. a prominent
Methodist minister, while officiating at a
funeral in Petersburg, Ind fell dead in his
pulpit of heart disease.
ON the Cincinnati Southern road a pas
senger train was wrecked on the 5t at
Oakdale, Tenn., and four 'persons were
AT Columbus, 0., Steube, the tally-sheet
conspirator, who assaulted Prosecutinar
Atiorney Hiding, was sentenced on the 5ih
to four months in jail and to pay a fine of
THE Legislators of Virginia adjourned
tine on the 5th.
THE town of Deep Creek,- Va., was almost
entirely destroyed by fire on the 5!b
No MATERIAL change was reporte 1 on the
5th in the strike on the Chic tgo, Burling
ton & Q'lincy road, and from the stand
point of the Brotherhood there seemed to
be bub li tie' encouragement of a speedy
discontinuance of hostilities and a peace
able adjustment of the vital questions at
Louis E. FISHES, of St. Paul, editor of the
Northwestern Newspaper Union, died on the
6th. Mr Fisher assisted,' in 1854, in get
ting out the first daily paper ever published
in ihat city, the Pioneer.
THE Republicans of South Carolina will
hold their State conven ion at Columbia
on the 1st of May to elect delegates to the
Nation convention. 1^
ILLINOIS Republicans will meet at Spring
field on May 2d to select ean-lidates for
Stats officers and delegates to the National
TEXAS Republicans will meet in St-ite
convention at Fort Worth on the 24th of
April to elect delegates to the National*feon
IN Chicago the Democratic Association of
the Northwest was organised, and J.. M.
Weston, of Michigan, was elected president
BY the mistake of a dispatcher two heavy
freights on the Iowa Central collided on
the 6lh near Hampton, la., piling nineteen
cars and the engines In a heap of ruins.
Braketnen 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 southwesern part of Opelousas, La.,
destroyed six dwellings, and in every case
the inmates were injured and the household
Six business buildings at Ligonier, Ind.,
were burned on the 6th.
THE proposition made in behalf of the
Brotherhood strikers to submit their
troubles to arb:,ration
was on the 6th de-
clined 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 Governmt-nt proposes to
introduce in the Legislature next May a bill
to abolish slavery in that country.
OFF the Island of Cayenne the Brencb
schooner Fleur de la Me.r foundered on the
2d and sixty passengers were drowned.
FIBE destroyed two fleece-mil's at Keigh
ley, En?., on the 3d. Loss. $325,000. %$-
A HURRICANE devastated Tamat.ve on ihe.
3d, and eleven vessels were wrecked and,
twenty persons killed.
A LARGE force of rebels attnoked Suakim
on the 4th, and after four hours' fighting
the rebels retired, leaving severnl hundred
killed and woundei on the fed. On tb*-
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
Italian Alps had been recovered.
RAILWAY traffic, in Sweden and Den
mark was stopped on the 5th by heavy
snow-faUa Tr..fflc 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 Mrs. John Daly and her TWO
children lost their lives in their burning
house at Cayuga Onfc ^-T-
THE safe tho po.. flies" atf lieb-nif
Ohio, was Mown open and robbed of $1,7.
in stamps and a small amount of monej
on the 7th.vJ^^$^iPM^k^S7^
D. R. BREARLET & Co., traders on the
regular aud open board of trade of Chi a
fai ed on the 7th.
ON the 7th, the contract for building the
Chicago Milwaukee* St. Pml extension
from Chamberlin, Da. through the Black
Hills was let. i
AT Chicago, 111., on the 7th, thirty^a
per mills were represented at a meeting,
when thi agreed to lessen the production
and keep up the price of paper^ii
Ox ttie 7th a shock of earthquake wa
felt at Los Angles, Cal. No damage was
done, bu the people were frightened.
P. ELLWOOD BAUM :blisher and editor
of the Pottstown. (Pa.) Daily News,
dropped dead at his desk on the 7th from
A FIRE at La Crosse, Wis., on the 7th,
destroyed the La Crosse Milling Company's
brick mill, causing a loss of 125,000.
THE office of the Springfield (Mass.)
Union was burned on the 7tn. Six persons
fell from the fourth story in an attempt to
get on a ladder ho stel lor their rescue,
and all were kil ed. $
THIS House on th 7th pissed the bill
opening the, Sioax reservation for ettle
THE Senate o-i t 7t'i coflrmed the nom
ination of John F. Carland as as QCiat^
justice of the Dakota supreme court j
THE Pittsturgh, Ft. syne & Chica
go railroad di- chargeJ some (500 work a en
at Pit sbu^gh, Pa, on the 7th, on account
of lack of work.
Thi company organized for the purchase
of Libby prison opened p.rmanent offices
in Chicago on the i th. via.
ON the 7th, the railroad^engfnW's str'ke
was further complicat by the members of
the Brotherhood being called off from the
Chicago, Burlington & Northern road.
Trr ns were running on the nad, though
not all on time.
B. WM. HENRY RTDER, of Chicago, 111.,
pastor of St Paul's Dnivorsalist Church)
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 Dts
Moines decide on the 7th that liquor
brought into the State to be sold unlawfully
is at all times subjeot to seizure whenever
On the Tth, It was reported that tt
The Ways and Means Tariff Bin
It Wni B4n the ftvenae About S53,-
000*000 AnnuallyXiarce Additlous
BImde to the Free U*tIuti
aal Tkn Ifot Touohe4.
^HB KKW TASHT BTLLT
WASHINGTON, March 2.The shairman of the
Ways and- Meani Committee yesterday sub
mitted to the full commit'tee the Tariff biU
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 ail like blocks or stacks
roughrhewn or 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 packaged,
or in bulk, when imported from any country
which does not charge an import duty upon
salt exported from the United States.
Flax, straw flax not hackled or dressed.
Flax, haokled (known as dressed linen
tow ,o I flax or hemp). Hemp, ma-
other like substances for
hemp. "5ule butts jute. Sunn, sisal grass
and other vegetable fibers. Burlaps, not exceed
ing sixty inches in width,.of fiux,juie or hemp,or
of which flax, jute or hemp, or either of them,
shall 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, sunn 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 ptates, or taggers iron,
coated with tin or lead, or with a mixture of
which these metals area component part,
by dipping or any other process, and com
mercially known as tin plates, tern plates
and taggers tin. Beeswax, gelatine and aU
similiar preparations. Glycerine, crude,
brown or yellow. Fish glue or insinglass.
Phosphorus, boap stocks, fit only for use as
such. Soap, bard 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, nnd oarmmed.
Iodine, resublimed. Licorice-juice. Oil, croton.
Eempseed 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 pans white. CopperSul
phate of, or blue vitrol. IronSulphate of, or
copperas. Potash, crude, carbonate of, or fusel
and caustic potash. Chlorate of potash and ni
trate of potash, or saltpeter crude. Sulphate
potash. Sulphate of soda, known as salt
cake, crude or refined, or niter cake, crude or
refined, and glaubers salt. Sulphur, in rolls.
Wood tar. Coal tar, crude. Aniline oil and its
bomologues. Coal tar and produots of, such as
naphtha. Benzine, benziole, dead oil and pitch.
All preparations of coal-tarhot colors or dyes
and not acids ofcolors and dyes. Logwood
and other dye-woods, extracts and decoctions
of. Spir.ts of turpentine. Bqne 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 us 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 ued expressly for dyeing, and
dried insects. All non-dutiable crude materi
als but which have been advanced in
value or conditions by refining or
grinding by" other process of manu
facture, not specially enumerated or prov.ded
for. All earths or clays unWTought or un
manufactured. China, ciay or kaoline. Opium,
crude, containing 9 per cent, and over of
morphia for medicinal purposes. Iron and
6teel 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.
N ckelin ore, matt, or other crude form not
ready for consumption hi the arts. Antimony,
regulus,or metal. Quicksilver, chromote of
iron, or chrom ore. Mineral substances in
a crude state and metals unwrought, not spe
cially enumerated or provided for. Brick. Veg
etablesin their natural Btate, 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
therefore, 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 printed 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 dtstr.bution.
Bristles. Bulbs. and bulbous roots not med
ical. Feathers of all kinds, crude or not dressed,
colored or manufactured. Fin shing powder.
Grease. Grindstones, finished or unfln-shed.
Curled hair for beds or mattresses. Human
bair Raw, 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 block,
rough or squared. Os er orwillow, prepared for
basket-makers' uses. Brcomcorn. Brushwood.
Plaster of paris. when ground or calcined.
Eags, 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 as: atuary 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, 83 per ton. Iron railway bars, $7.
Steel railway bars, Ml. Bar iron, rolled or
hammered. of 1 cent per pound. Not less
than 1 inch de and of an inch th ck. In
larger measurement, 1 cent per pound. Iron
slabs, booms, loops, 35 per cent, ad valorem.
Iron bars, blooms, billets, in the manufact
ure of which charcoal is used, ISO perwas
ton. Iron or steel
rails, M5 a ton.
Round iron, In coils or rods, and rolled iron,
enumerated, 1 cent per round. Sheet iron
(thin), 1 cent per pou.id. Black taggers (iron),
80 per cent. Hoop-iron, 1 cent per pound.
Cast-iron pipe, 6-10 of 1 cent per pound. Nails,
1 cent per pound. Taoks, aVper cent. Anvils,
anchors, etc., 1H cents per pound. Rivets,
etc., 1J cents per pound. Sledges, axles, etc.,
ditto. Chains, 2 cents per pound. Saws, 30
per cent. Files, 85 per cent Ingots and
blooms, 4-10 of a cent per pound. Wire
and manufactures thereof are left unchanged,
provided that the duty exceeds 60 per
cent. Old copper clippings, 1 cent per pound.
Copper, unmanufactured, 2 cents per pound.
Lead, ljj cents per pound: in sheets, 2J4 cents
per pound. Nickel, in ore, 10 cents per round.
no spelter, -2 cents per pound. Hollow
ware. 3J$ cents per pound. Machine needles,
SO per cent.
The ent re wood schedule is subjected to 80
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 85 and 40 per cent bleached lineas
to-^5 per cent -other yarns 25 per cent, Cot
ton cloth. 40 percent
ThSe manufactures of wool are reduced as fol-
Woolen and worsted goods, to 40 per cent*!
flannels, blankets and knit goods, 40 per cent
dress Roods, partly of wool, 40 per cent ready
made clothing, 45 per cent. Cloaks, 45 per
eent Webbings, 50 per cent Carpets,
W per cent Paper and its manufact
ures are generally reduced. Carriages,
There are no
85 per eent.
tt, consideration of
ot'^m9*Thi*revenue bu subject was purposely
ttt vwairMa, in addittoa to the tree
list the following are some of the most olmpor
tantochanges proposed by the bill:
China, ornamented, 45 per cent ad valorem
(noweaper cent) china," unoraamented, and
earthenware, 40 per cent ad valorem (now
about 55 per eent): and caustic tiles, 80per
cent -ad valorem (now 85 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 filled, to the
value ofthe dutiable goods,
Flint and lime glass bottles and pressed
glassware, 20 per cent ad valorem (now 40 per
cent) cylinder aud crown glass polished, and
between 24x30 and 24x60 inches square, 15
cents per square foot Above that measure
ment 25 cents per square foot (now 20 and 40
Unpolisbed cylinder, crown and common win
dow glass, not exceeding 10 by 15 inches, 1 cent
per pound above that and not exceeding 16
hy 34,1H cents above that and not exceeding
24 by 31, V/t cents all above, 13 cents. (Now
IX, Vi,9%, 2%).
The administrative provisions constitute the
most vomminous part of the bill, and embrace
the provisions compiled by Mr. Hewitt in the
Forty-ninth Congress and incorporated in the
Morrison bill. Mr. Hewitt's provisons 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^-f^skept 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.
AU 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 bilk
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, $277,000
provisions, S600.000 (approxmated) woolen
goods. 02,800,000 sundries, $1,OOJ,000 paper,
$2,500 sugars, $11,000,000: Lemp, flax and jute,
$1.8.0,0 0 metals, $i,50J,0DJ (approximated)
free list, $23,230,0 0. This would make the
total reduction about 553.000,000. "J?
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, bur 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 for discussion aud 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 aad far con
sideration 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
States. The Republicans wJl not depend on
Mr. Randall for a bill, but will bring forward a
measure of their own.
MRS. LANGTRY'S TROUBLES. XI
On the Heels of the News of the Death
of Her Father, the Jersey iaiy T.8 Made
Defendant in Several Suits at Ijiiw.^
CHICAGO, March 2.All of Mra Lunglry'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 jeweler in fidinburg, Scot
land, for $24163 worth of jewelry sup
plied to Mrs. Langtry when she was playing
in the shadow of Holyrood Castle, but never
CHICAGO, March %Mrs. Langtry, the
noted English beauty and actres3, was
proRtrated Wednesday by the receipt of a
oablegram announcing the* death of her
father, Mr. Le Brecon, dean of Jersey. The
dean was greatly respected,-not only in
Jersey but in England, 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
iilnesa Mrs. Langtry, on receiving the sad
news at once cancelled her engagement at
Mrs. Langtry is in trouble with J. H. Mc
Yicker, who has sued her for $10,000 for
breach of contract
A GREAT FAILURE.
The Manistee Salt and Lumber Company
Assigns to E. Gulden Filer.
DfiBorr, Mich., March 2.The Manistee
Salt and Lumber Company made an assign
ment yesterday morning to E. Golden
Filer for the benefit of creditofa
The assets are $JL,88Q,000 and the
liabilities $864 000. The liabilities are
composed mostly of floating indebtedness to
banks. Hon. C. J. Eamsdell, one of the
executors, Who is thoroughly familiar with
the affairs of the company and of
the late Michael Engelm am, its presi
dent, says every dollar wdlbq paid. A de
mand for $20,000 spot cash by a creditor
precipitated the assgnment The com
pany is a very lar^e concern, with a val
uable plant, consisting of pine lands, lum
ber, railroads, saw-mills .nd salt blocks,
with very complere paraphernalia
^MfcftWfe-AAn Aue Murderer.****
HUDSON, N. Y., March 2.Oscar P. Beck
wiih w: hanged at tae court-bouse in this
city at 10:05 o'clock yester Jay morning for
the murder of Simon Vand. rcock at Auster
lftzon January 10, 1882. He w..s sentenced
to death six times, had two trials, and his
case was reviewed by the Supreme Court
and the Court of Appedta GowrnorHili
urgedr.to pardon him, but refused io
commute the sentence. Beckwith was 78L
-'Killed Her Four Children^
KEY WEST, Fia., March 2.A dispatch
from Baracoa, eighty miles from Havana,
states that a mother murdered her four
children in cold Hood. 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 arrested and taken to
jail that...the devil tempted her to the
I Death of an Indiana Pioneer.
INDANAPOLIS, Ind., Marc 12.Samuel Mor
rison, an Indiana surveyor and pioneer,
died here Thursday on his 90th birthday.
His first recorded achievement was a map
of Indiana, published in 1816 the one he
waB 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 Half a Million.
DAYTON, O., March 2.The venerable
banker, Valentine Winters, at a family din
ner yesterday distributed a half million
dollars of bis estate among six children and
the he-rs of two others. In the year 1882
he gave them $400,000.
Local Option in Ohio.
COLUMBUS, O., March 2.The Legislature
yesterday passed a township local option
bill, which is a law, and the lower branch
"passed a bill providing for scientific tern*,
perance instructions in the sohoola and
A Syatopsi* of the Internal Revenue Bill,
Prepared. Jby the Hbtue Ways and
Means CommitteeA Bis Share of the
Xax on Tobacco to RepealedPro
vlftlnn Matte for a Reduction of S25f"
^WASHINGTON, March 7.The new internal
revenue bill was submitted by the Demo
cratic majority of the WayB 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 roll amount of the tax
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 tobadco 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 oi 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 taforma
on and belief, shall only issue when the
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 them 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 thi 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 oounty
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 arrested.
This section 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 fines, penalties or assessments
utder the internal-revenue laws.
When the returns are not made 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, 1887.
When a distillery is seized the ma*
'chinery and apparatus must be rold without
being mutilated or destroyed. stilleries
which mash less than twunty-flve bushels
of grain per day shall be taxed upon
'their capacity, and may be operated thout
store-keeper or gau^er. Special warehouses
may be established where the product of any
designated number 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 letail 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
end Means Committe have resolved to add
this bill to obe Mills Tariff bid. making- it
an integral part of the scheme for revenue
The total reduction by the two bills will
be about $75,000,000.
Mr. .ndall says that his Tariff bill is
completed except as to the co ton schedule.
It is understood th the bill reduces the
revenue $17,000,000 on fa-riff $30,OOO.-
OOO On to'iacco $30,000,000 by reducing
the whisky tax to 50 cents per gallon. __
.IMISS ALCOTT'S DEATH.
The Noted Authoress Follows Her A^ced
Father to a Better WorldA Brief Rec
ord of Her Life of efuluess.
BOSTON March 7.M.ss Lou sa Alcott
died yesterday morning. Coming so soon
alter the death of
her faiher, the sud
den 1 a nnounc^d
death Of Miss Alcott
brings a double sor
row to the va-.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 tim3 Miss
Alcott has been iU,
suffering from nerv
ous prostration. Last autumn she ap
peared to be improving, and went to
Highlands to reside With E
Biioda A. Lawrenca Waile* there she
drove in town to visit her father, Thurs-
y, the lsc inst, and caught a cold which
on Saturday settled on the base of the
brain and developed spinal meningit.a
She died at the Highlands early yesterday
morning Miss Alcott w.is Lorn on an anni
versary of her father's birthday, and it is
singular that- she should have followed him
so soon to the grave. She wou hc.ve been
56 years of ge in November next.
[Miss A'cott began to write stories when in
her teens, and when in her ltith year the fam
ily moved from-Concord to Boston she chose
Story-writing as her profess on, and set
diligently to work. She was soon earn
ing her living by her pen. Then the
civil war broke out and the went
to Washington to nurse the wounded
soldiers, afterward publishing her experiences
there under the title of "Hospital Sketches,"
Which won her considerable popular ty in the
North. P.ve years after, in 186-i, she published
the first volume 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 in MeR, Jo, Beth and Amy herself and her
three sisters, she be.ngjo, 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.MJ
Arrested for a War-Time Murder.
CABMI.111., March 7. Dr. John W. Stone,
a preacher and physician of Spr.ngeron
near this ty, was yesterday arrested
charged witn r,he murder of Jochran Bal
lard March, 1864. A man named Quick
en boss recently confessed thit he. Stone,
and several ocher members of a secret so
ciety killed Ballard, who was a Union sol
di, r, at Shoals, Ind. Stone protests his in-
A Fatal Explosiou of Giant Powder Oc-
&*" curs on an Indiana Farm. C"t"
ciMBBiDcuf 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
felt Lfty mileB away. Hampton was load
ing a wagon with the stuff to shoot a well
at Hagerstown when tLe crash came. Six
tons of dynamioe exploded. Man, wagon
and horse were shuttered to pieces. Shreds
of Hampton's shirt were found, and so was
the head of his horse, bo^h far from the
pL ce where they were blown up. The farm
house w..s wrecked and a hole fifteen feet
deep and twenty-five feet in circumference
was found where the dynamite had been
Shot by a Kobbsr.
BBADFOBD, Pa., Maica 7.Tuesday morn
tog a masked man named Kimball tumped
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
bonk, and after being pursued some
distance by citizens, turned and shot A. L.
Bleic'a, a butcher, and then killed himself.
Tomiinson and. Bleich were both fatally
hurt Kimball had be^n drinking heavily.
Mother and Twu Children Burned.
-CAVOGA, Ont, March 7.John Daley's
dwelling-bouse was burned early yesterday
morning, jfrs. Daley aad two children
NO OTHER RAILWAY IN THE NORTH
has in so short a periocTgained the repu
tation and oopnlarity emoved bv the
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 unsurpassed 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 towards catering
successfully to a discriminating public.
Located directly on its line, between
Minneapolis and St. 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,
Mich., Bessemei, 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
WMS. MELLEN, JAMES BARKER,
^Cieiil. Alan. ^Gen Pass & T'k't A'gt.'
F. ANSON, Northwestern Vas-'
Henjjer Agent, No. 19 Nicollet House
Block, Minneapolis, Minn.
Owns and operates 5,5(Xf miles of
thoroughly equipped road in Illinois,
Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota
IT IS THE BEST DIRECT RODTE BETWEEN
ALL PRINCIPAL POINTS IN THE NoiiTHWEST,
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. MlLLKR, General Manager. A,
V. II. CARPENTER, Gen'l Pass, and
Ticket Agent. J. F. TUCK KB. Ass't
Gen'l Manager. GEO. H. HEAFFORD
Ass't Gen'l Pass, and Ticket agent,
For information in reierence to
Lands and Towns owned by the Chicago
Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Company,
write to H. G. Haugan, Land Commis
sioner, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
THE ST. PAUL AND DULUTH RAIL
THE SHORTEST LINE
TO LAKE SUPERIOR!
QUICKEST IN TIME 8Y 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 DULUFH AND IRON RANGE
AVOID OMNIBUS THANSFERS BY TAKING THIS
LOW EXCURSION RATES
WUICH INCLUDE MEALS AND BERTUS
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 bu purchased, Sleeping Car Ac
commodations and berths on steamers
secured, and lurther 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, 1(59
East Third Street, St. Paul.
W. H. FISHER, 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 LIRE.
When traveling every one should con?
eider well the questions of economy,
comfort, safety and speed, these questions
being ofthe same importance in a journey
of an hour as in one of several days' ride.
An examination ofthe map will convince
anyone that this is the most direct route
to and from all the principal points in
Cen-n ST:PAUL '/a tral
and llJ MINN
thern|ff AN ITQBI&Mia-.roK1|-SILOPAE
neso-iWl .RAILWAY ttta,
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.
Ihe following area few of tho Princ!^
Points reached via this Line:
ST. CLOUD, FAUX CENTRE, FERGUS FALXS^
CROOKSTOX, &r. VINCENT, HUTCHINSON,
PAYNESVILLB, MORRIS, APPLETON AND
BRECKKNRIDGE.MINN. WATEBTOWN, ABER-
DEEN, ELLENDALE, WAHPETON, FARGO,
GRAND FORKS, GRAFTON, DEVILS LAKE,
BOTTINEAU AND BUFOBD, DAKOTA GLAS-
GOW, DAWES FT. BELKNAP), AFSINNIBOINE,
FT. BENTON, GREAT FALLS, HELENA AND^'T,
BUTTE, MONTANA WINNIPEG, MAHHOBA,^ li%,
AND ALL PACIFIC COAST POINTS. $"*:
Parties seeking farms or business loca*4^s"--&
tionB willl find unusual opportunitiew lor^
UUUWil UUU U1IUSUUI i|wt luii.u. ._.
both on this line in Northern Dakota andb-3^ -$a
Montana, also in Minnesota where the
Company has 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. BOOKWALTER, WARRKN,
I*ad Commissioner, Gen'l Paw, .48^*