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INTERESTING CURRENT TOPICS.
The quick succession of suicides which
occassionally occurs is attributed to an
imitative disposition. The recent ten
dency ot octogenarians to matrimony
cannot be thus easily disposed of but it
seems evident that many of our frisky old
people regard the Lord Hicks, wedding
as a valuable precedent, and are disposed
to folio JV it, even at the risk of their
The Engli sh army has long enjoyed the
reputation of bei ng the most expensively
dressed iu Europe. The most expensive
uniform is that of a staff sergeant in the
Foot Guards, to clothe whom entails up on
the country about $70 per man per an
num, and the cheapest man to equip is
the negro private of the West India regi
ments, whose picturesque zouave uniform
costs about $12 per annum.
A Chicago man visiting in Pittsbuig,
was crossing a lonely bridge, when a well
dressed lady met hi m, knocked him
down, and took from his pockets every
cent. was frightened nearly to death,
made complaint and had the woman ar
rested. I transpired that she was his
wife, and knew he could not go to Pitts
burg \iihout getting drunk and wasting
his substance. smiled a sad smile
and withdr ew his complaint.
Borrowing was done on a grand scale
in 1877 A list of the issues made in var
ious countiies of the world has been made
by a Belgion statistician, and set down
as $1,580,975,000, against $725,000,000 in
187G and $330,000,000 in 1875. Of this
enormous amount $1,154,650,000 wasbor
iowed by Governments, national, State
and muncipal, and the balance by railway
and Industri al companies and institutions
of ci edit.
According to invariable custom, since
the detection of the gunpowder plot in
1605, a detachme nt of the Beef Eaters,
who guard the Tower of London, march
ed at 10 o'clock in the morning previous
to the late openi ng of Parliament, through
the cellars of the two Houses, in order to
ascertain if any gunpowder might be con
cealed there. The Beef Eaters are select
ed from among the non-commissioned
officers of the British army who have
nerited notice through services or go od
conduct, and wear the uniform selected
.'or them by Henry VIII.
The American whaling fleet of 1877
was very successful. There were no special
disasters, and no changes in the business
worthy of note, excepting the continued
additions to the fleet. Twelve vessels
were built during the year. The present
fleet consists ot 187vessels,against 172 on
Jan. 1,1877, 168 in 1876, and 163 in}1875.
The North and South Atlantic oceans
employ over 100 vessels, while the more
fruitful giounds oi the Pacific ocean,
Japan, and New Zealand are almost de
serted. The North Pacific fleet lost three
vessels, and sixteen vessels came out with
an average of 1.065 barrels of oil and
8,550 pounds of whalebone.
Investigation into the opium-eating
habits of residents of the Shenandoah
valley, reveals the fact that in the town
ot Staunton 100 pounds of the drug are
sold every week. Many young women
and ladies of the first families are slaves
of the habit. A local newspaper says
that public attention was first called to
to the subject from the fact that a wo m
an sent her horses to be sold that she
might use.the mon ey to purchase opium.
Her agent was unable to sell them, and
when he told er so she fell dead. A
public anti-opium meeting has been held
and a petition for a tax on the drug is in
A recent Belgian publication shows that
the actual papulation of the earth is about
a thousand miLions, about equally divid
ed between males and females. Every
year about 33,000,000 die every day, 91
334 every hour 3,780 every minute, 60.
Therefore, there is a death every second.
I civilised, countries there are ruoW
births than deathsbu the whole wor ld
considered the number of the former is
about equal to that of the latter. More
people are born and die in the night time
than in the day, and, generally speaking
low-sized men die before those of tall
stature. Eight thousand and sixty-four
languages are spoken in the world587
in Europe, 896 in Asia, 276 in Africa, and
1,264 in America.
VOLUME I NEW ULM, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1878.
THE WORLD'S DOINGS.
Ctuu, Criminals and. Casualties.
John "Wesley Harwood, who murdered
his cousin on Christmas day in Dundee, Mich,
and Frank Randall, a notorious thief, made
good their escape from the county jail at
Monroe, Mich., on the 19th inst., by overpow
ering the turnkey. A reward is aftered by the
sheriff for their re-capture.
Joseph "Wall, of New Y city, who
kicked his wife to death, was sentenced on the
17th to fifteen years in the State Prison, and
advised by the judge to bring a civil action
against the parties who sold hhn liquor, and
sue for damages for the suppoit of his child,
ren, now doubly bereaved.
Post office detectives, from Chicago,
arrested at Cheyenne, W. T., yesterday J.J.
Monroe, on suspicion of being interested in
the robbery in July last of a registered pack
age of $5,000 bank of Montreiil bills. He was
held in $10,000. He was,up to two months ago,
a postal clerk on the Union Pacific railroad.
George Adl er formerly of Chicago, and
Thoraaa Garvey, of Montana, partners in a
Spring Valley ranch, th.irty-h.ve miles from
Deadwooa, lately became involved in a fight
about the merits of their respecthe dos
From -words they came to blows, and Garyey
struck Adler A\ ith a hammer, whereupon the
latter retreated to his cabin and procuring hio
rifle shot Garvey dead. Adler is now under
On be 16th inst., in. the Bla ck Hills,
Frank McGovern, a notorious character, and
some ears ago the terror of Sweetwater min
ing country, became involved in a quari el with
Jos. Ludwig, a well known business man of
Central City. Both drew i CA olvcrs and filed
simultaneously, Ludwig's file taking effect,
passing through both of McGo^ein's thigh's.
The wounds are regarded as dangerous. That
Mr. Ludwig was justified in using his pistol
is the unhcrsal opinion of the best citizens
Personal tu unycrgonai.
The i esident has approved the joint
resolution declaring a 1 eduction of the tax on
distilled spirits inexpedient.
A rumor comes from the Hague that
the King of Holland thinks of abdicating in
favor of the Prince of prange, his eldest
Rev. Dr. Talmadge, whose tabernacle
in Biooklyu is in debt $73,500,'! iai?ed on the
17th inst., thiough the aid of Mr. Kimball
The President has appointed as honor
ary commissioners to the Paris Exposition,
Osborn R. neath, and John M. Giegoi-3,of
Two students of Fi sh university, Nash
ville, who were ordained the 16th and married
the 17th, have started with their wives for
Sherbro Island, off the coast of Africa,whither
they are sent by the American Missionary
The marriages of the Piincess Charlotte
to the Prince of Saxe Meiningen and the Princ
ess Elizabeth to the Grand Duke of Oldenburg
were celebrated Beilin on the ISth, with
great splendor. The city was beautifully il
luminated in the evening.
The President has nominated Wm.
Greenleaf, receiver^of public monies at Benson
Minnesota Wm. B. Mitchell receiver of pub
lic moneys at St. Cloud, Minnesota and John
C. Davis, of Indiana, register of the land office
at Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Plainfield, N J., savings institu
tion has closed its doors.
Hugh Matthewson & Co. grocers, Mon
treal, have suspended. Liabilities $170,000
Her Majesty's frigate Raleigh, reported
ashore on Rabbit Island, is afloat again. She
sustained no damage.
Chess, Charley & Co.'s and Yoss, Taylor
& Co.'s large oil warehouse at Mobile burned
on the 18th. Loss $25,000.
A international butter, egg and cheese
convention for the United States and
Canada, is to be held at Chicago, Maich 6th
The Chicago Burlington & Quincy rail
road company reports ite gross earnings last
year at $12,551,454 net earnings $5,873,141
deducting interest on bonds and bills, balance
Desmarteau, Lamaraux & Creiver. ot
Montreal, land speculators, have failed. Lia
bilities half a million dollars. Their assets
consist of real estate, on which there is a great
A Havana telegram says all the insurg
ent chiefs have given in their adhesion to the
conditions of peace. General satisfaction is
expressed all over the Island, and peace is no
The Steamer City of Dallas, cotton and
fruit laden, from Fernandino, Florida, was
sunk at her dock in New York on the 17th
inst., to prevent her cargo from being whol
ly destroyed by fire which broke out in the
A large brick warehouse at Savannah,
Ga., belonging to the Savannah Bank and
Trust Company, and leased to H. M. Corner
& Co., was Durned by incendiary on the 17th
inst.. The building contained 4,080 bales
cotton, covered by by $22,000 insurance. Only
500 bales, damaged, were saved.
The suspension, on the 20th inst, of the
old flour and grain firm of A. G. Cattell & Co.
caused no little excitement in the trade, as
this firm has feeen in business for 33 years, and
has always borne an enviable reputation. To
tal indebtedness, $240,000 of which $145,000 is
secured, and $95,000 unsecured. Nominal as
A fire in St. Louis on the 20th inst. de
stroyed Jasper & Koeling's dry goods Store,
Mrs. Avery Downings millinery store, Peter
Bauman's hotel and saloon, M. J. Walsh's sec
ond-hand store, Henry E. Ehihardt's saloon,
Dr. 0. P. Winten's office and residence, a pub
lic hall, the press and type, etc., of the old East
St. Louis Press, together with several frame
structures used as tenements. Total loss
The decision of the Chicago Supreme
court holding that that portion of the tax
levy of 1875, which was for interest on city
certificates drawn against the general fund,
was illegal and void, is almost the universal
theme of conversation in business circles.
The situation is discussed in all its bearings,
but no one has succeeded in discovering any
way by which the bogus certificates could be
paid. It could not be done by the issuance of
new bonds, for the constitutional limit in that
direction had already beeii exceeded. The
city is really left in very Dad plight by the de
Twentieth Annual Session.
HOUSE, Feb. 15th.The board of re
gents of the State University, demanded an in
estigation into charges made by Mr. Colville
on the 11th inst., against Prof. Winchell. A
motion was introduced providing foi an inves
tigation of the charges of drunkeness made by
the Lanesboro Journal against Judge E. St.
Julien ox. Mr. Brandt seat a $50 bill to the
speaker, with the assertion that it was paid
him as a bribe to vote against the Merrill text
book bill, and a committee of investigation
consisting of Messrs. Rice, Teller, Bishop,
Richaidson and S. L. Campbell, was appoint
ed. Great excitement prevailed in the house.
A large number of bills were introduced,
mostly of a local character.
SENAT E, Feb. 18.Mr. Waite's divorce
bill was defeated. The homestead exemption
bill was discussed at some length, "and there
seems to be a disposition to limit the value
to 830,000. The following bills were intro
duced, By Mr. Hall, a memorial to congress
for a mail loute from Redwood Falls to Min
nesota Falls by Mr. Waite, to consolidate the
public schools of Mankato by Mr. Doian, to
amend the act Ielating to civil actions by
Mr. McHench, lo amend the charter of Waba
sha by Mr. C. D. Gilfi"an, legalizing official
seals by Mr. J. B. Gilfillan, authorizing the
conveyance of church property by the First
Universalist society of St. Anthony Falls, also
amending the act relating to the assessment
and collection ot taxes. These senate bills
were passed Relating to the appointment
of grand juries to enable railroad companies
te acquire lands for the purpose of planting
trees to repeal a chapter of the general laws
relating to service of process upon non-res
idents amending an act incorporating the
Hastings ann Minnesota River Red River
R. R. Co. amending general laws of 1866, re
lating to inspection of illuminating oils rej
pealing special act of 1876, preventing killing
of deer in Houston county to prevent the run
ning at large of cattle in the county of Renville,
to iund the bonds issued by the town of Wes
St.Paul to prohibit fishing in certain lakesint
Ramsey county. These house bills were
passed: to|change times of holding terms of dis
trict court Carver county relating to the
county commissioner business of Winona
HOUSE, Feb. 18th.This body convened
at 3 o'clock, and worked in committee of the
whole until 7 o'clock, suceeding getting
through with fifty-one bills.
SENAT E, Feb. 19.But two measures
were before the Senate which excited any dis
cussion, and neither of these was disposed of.
The first was the proposed constitutional
amendment to allow women to vote upon the
license question, the same as that defeated at
the last election. The measure was intro
duced by Senator Deuel, as lie said, at the in
stance of a large number of ladies, and it was
backed by a list of some thirteen hundred
from Winona, presented by Senator Drew,
while Senator Pillsbury announced a petition
from his county of upwards of 3,000 names,
sent to the House, praying the submission of
the question to a vote. The other subject of
discussion was the bill creating the office of
examiner, the duties of which are the examin
ations of the books and accounts of State in
stitutions and officials.
SENATE. Feb. 19.But two measures
were before the Senate which excited any dis
cussion, and neither of these were disposed of.
The first was the proposed constitutional
amendment to allow women to vote upon the
license question, the same as that defeated at
the last election. The measure was introduced
by Senator Deuel, as he said, at the instance
of a large number of ladies, and it was backed
by a list of some thirteen hundred from Wi
nona, presented by Senator Drew, while Sena
tor Pillsbury announced a petition from his
county of upwards of 3,000 names, sent to the
House, praying the submission of the question
to a vote. The other subject of discussion was
the bill creating the office of examiner,
the duties of which are examinations of the
books and accounts of State institutions and
SENATE, Feb. 20.The sensation in the
senate yesterday was the reading of a petition
from men, late employees in the hospital for
the insane at St. Peter, alleging gross mis
management of that institution, and cruelty
of the subordinates, and referring to one
patient who was killed by the inhuman treat
ment on the part of one John Betts, assistant
supervisor. After some discussion.* a special
committee consisting of Messrs. Doran, Rice,
Edgerton, Morton and Drew were appointed
to investigate these charges. Mr. Waite's
common carrier bill was discussed at con
siderable length, but no decisive ^vote was
taken upon it,''though it looks as if it might
receive a majority of votes on its final pass
HOUSE, Feb. 20th.---The judiciary com
mittee presented a joint report on the Page
impeachment case and introduced a motion
imbeaehing Judge Page for corrupt conduct
and crimes and misdemeanors. The consid
eration of the motion was set for Friday,-32d
inst., at 11 o'clock a. Messrs, Ladd, Hicks
and Colville presented a dissenting report
taking exceptions to several but not all of the
findings. The savings bank bill introduced
by Mr. Morse, of Hennepin county, was in-
mm mt msm
definitely postponed after a warm debate.
Among the most important bills introduced
was one by Mr. Rice relating to the St. Paul
& Pacific railroad and the De Graff claims, and
one by Mr. G. B. Dresbach permitting women
to vote on liquor questions.
SENVTE, Feb. 21.The woman suffrage
bill, to allow women to vote on liquor ques
tions, was lost, by falling one vote short of a
constitutional majority. The common car
rier bill was also killed. The consideration
of the amendments to the tax law occupied
four or five hours of hard work, and a good
law will be the result. The bill creating the
office of public examiner was passedyeas,
25, nays 10.
HOUSE, Feb. 21.The forenoon was
spent almost entirely in listening to and dis
cussing the report of the committee appoint
ed to examine the charge of bribery made by
Mi*. Brandt. No final action was taken in the
matter. Mr. Brandt testified that $50 was
paid him by Mr. Liberty Hall to vote
against the Merrill book bill. Mr. Hall testi
fied that he gave $50. but only to gain his pol
itical influence for the future. In the after
noon the text book bill was considered, and
an amendment attached providing that the
people should vote in 1885 whether the con
tract should continue or not.
HOUSE, Feb. 22dThe entire ay and
evening session was devoted to the considera
tion of the Page impeachment case ha secret
session. But little Brogress was made, quite
a discussion ensuing on different points.
ScNATE,Feb. 22.The Inebriate Asylum
investigating commission is authorized to sit
after the legislature adjourns and to make
their report to the Governor. The amend
ments to the tax law were passed. The
senate bills passed included these :JQ|Appro-
priating $20,000 for the enlargement of the
University grounds: to incorporate the Minne
sota & Iowa railroad company, and numerous
SENATE, Feb. 18.Petitions and bills
were introduced and the bill to enable Indians
to become better citizens was discussed. Mr.
Cameron introduced a bill to reinstate certain
officers in the United States army. Mr.
Dorsey offered an amendment to the recent
resolution of Voorhees instructing the judici
ary committee to inquire into the diversion
of the school fund of Indian territory to pur
poses of lobbying and other matters relating
to Indians. The bill for the relief of settlers
on homesteads, permitting a settler to change
iJs location at the end of a year and count the
time on his new location passed: also a bill
providing for a new edition of the revised
Statutes, and a resolutionfor inquiry into the
condition of timber lands in Florida.
HOUSE, Feb. 18.The silver bill was
returned from the senate and went on the
speaker's table. A bill compensating George
H. Giddings for mail services rendered prior lo
the war, passed. Seweral bills were intro
duced, among them one winding up national
banks. District of Columbit. business was
transacted, and afte.- some routine business
the house adjourned.
SENATE, Eeb. 19.The bill for the re
lief of W. A. Hammond, late Surgeon General
of the Army, was reported upon favorably,
and placed on the calender. A bill was intro
duced making a pre-emption grant to the
heirs of Jean Baptiste |Beaubien, deceased,
for part ot the Fort Deaibornireseruation at
Chicago. An attempt was made to revive the
old fi anking privilege. A bill was introduced
to organize the life saving and coast guard
service. The bill to amend the laws granting
pensions to soldiers. and sailors of tht war
ot 1812 and their widows was discussed at con
siderable length and passed.
HOUS E, Feb. 19.In the contested
election case of Acklinvs. DoveLfrom the 4th
Louisiana district there was a lengthy dis
cussion participated in by Hale, Stephens,
Butler, Bland, Davis, Garfield, and others.
Without coming to a vote the House adjourn
SENATE, Feb. 20.A resolution was
adopted requesting the commissioner of ag
riculture to furnish information about hog
disease. A bill was reported to transfer the
life-saving service to the navy department.
Petitions and bills were introduced and re
ferred. The bill to regulate the compensa
tion of postmasters was amended by restor
ing the franking privilege to United States
officials and congressmen, and passed. The
vote on the amendment was 33 to 21. A bill
for the relief of the Eagle & Phoenix manu
facturing company, of Columbus, Georgia,
passed. The bill to amend an act of the
Wyoming legislature, relating to holding
court Crook and Peas counties, after a long
HOUSE, Feb. 20.The Acklin-Darrall
contested election case from Louisiana was
taken up, the silver bill again going over un
til the 21st. After a prolonged discussion,
Acklm, Democratic contestant, was admitted
by a strict party vote.
SENATE, Feb. 21.Mr. Spencer intro
duced a bill for military posts at the Black
Hills. Mr. Chaffee offered an amendment to
his Pacigc railroad bill providing for an officer
to be styled Pacific railroad commissiemer to
regulate management of the roads. The bill
to purchase' law libraries for Dakota and
Wyoming was passed. Mr. Windom presented.,
a memorial for the improvement of the Ohio
river and its tributaries. .Adjourned till
HOUSE, Feb. 21st.Bills were reported
from committees and passed, among them
one providing for admission to the supreme
court of any women who had been admitted
to the bar of the highest court of any State,
and a bill exempting from executions of
United States courts any property exempted
by the laws of the State in which, such court
is held. The Bland silver bill came up, and
Mr. Stephens moved to concur in the senate
amendments. Dilatory motions were defeated
and an hour's debate ensued. Mr. Stephens
closed the debate, and moved the previous**^
question. Mr.Hewitt moved to lay the bill
on the table. Rejected75 to 204. The sen
ate amendments were then successively con-r
curred in, and the billpassed. without division..
It BOW goes to the president.
teen stitches to f&e inch, and 5,000 stitches
in one corset,^ A a experienced needle
waman can complete a half dozen in a day
and thus earn twelve and a half cents.
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I Hartford, Conn., aromen receiy-f^J^iij
twenty-five cents per dozen for makliig||$fi^?^1
corsete and the cotton thready whi ch must %,ljs
be bought of the' corset' jn^u&qtwrer, f f-|
deducted from- this sum. Therjejarje1"|hir/