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AS. BOBELETETER, Proprietor.
NEWULMT MINNESOTA
CURRENT TOPICS.
Closing a school to let the scholars JJO
to the circus is something'novel, but that
is what was done in a New Jersey town
last week.
Holland, Switzerland, and Greece have
notified their willingness to come into
the silver conference proposed by tne
United States, but the great powers are
silent.
The Mercedes head-dress is the latest
novelty. The hair at the temples is
waved and combed upwards: there is a
fringe over the forehead only, and a
triple band of light tortoise shell fast
ened around the head.
Edison permitted Gail Hamilton to
speak into his new steel phonograph re
cently. There was a screech like a steam
whistle the cylinder made 742 revolu
tions in a minute, and the tin foil was
relied up into a bullet and shot through
a window, killing seven head of cattle in
a distant field. On a trip hammer stand
ing at the other side of the room was
afterwards found gouged in large letters
intQ the iron, the word Eaton."
It would be difficult to draw a moral
from the career of the late Nevada silver
mine icing, O'Brien. He started in busi
ness as a barkeeper, became popular
with his stock operating customers, got
points from them and operated success
fully himself. He gradually grew to be
veiy rich, and died worth from fifteen to
twenty millions of dollars. If he had not
been a barkeeper, he would probably not
have become a millionaire, and that spoils
the story for Sunday school purposes.
Yet the man must have had some qualities
worthy of observation
The English are in high spirits over
the report that Bismarck has once more
declared Germaay's intention to remain
neutral, if war occurs between Ruisia and
England. The report that Turkey will
also maintain a neutral attitude, and has
collected forces sufficient to prevent the
occupation of her territory by the British,
is less encouraging to the latter. But for
the moment they are happy in the assur
ance that Bismarck will not side openly
with Russia, and tha he has no idea ot
fighting to exclude a British fleet from
the Baltic.
The scene at the hanging of William
Baldwin in Texarkana, Arkansas, a few
days ago, is said to have resembled a
camp meeting, the condemned man act
ing as chief cxhorter from the scaffold,
and a throng of about 3,500 persons list
ening attentivly, and interrupting the
speaker occasionly with ejaculations. The
near prospect of a leap into eternity must
have infused an amount of fervor into
Baldwin's words and his listener's ejacu
lation not usually generated even at
colored camp meetings. The report says
that many women fainted bimultaneous
lv with the fall of the murderer.
Some citizens of Ohio who say they
are tired of reading the reiterated refer
ences of the Newspapers to the Ohio ab
sorption of national office, have prepared
a beautiful table, showing the whole
number of salaried officers of all depart
ments in Washington, the quota of each
State on the basis of population, and the
excess or deficiency of each State. This
tible shows Ohio to have a deficiency of
fifty-seven Pennsylvania an excess of
fitty-three Virginia an excess of sixty
eight, and Maryland an excess of one
hundred and torty-nine. The illusion of
this plausible table, however, is revealed
in the fact, that in its figures a Maryland
clerk of the lowest grade counts equal to
an Ohioian President of the United States,
Chief Jnstice of the Supreme Court, or
member of the cabinet.
Improved devices foi wholesale kill
ing are now regarded with much com
placency in England. A paper read to
the recent annual meeting of naval archi
tects described an apparatus for discharg
ing 60 gallons of crude petroleum upon
an ironclad in fifteen seconds, at a dis
tance of three hundred feet, followed by
rocket cartridge to ignite it and as one
gallon, judiciously spread over a hundred
square feet, would make that area unin
habitable for ten minutes, this new ap
paratus could evidently be made effect
ive. The use of crude petroleum for de
stroying an enemy's bridges or pontoons
was also urged. It is remarkable that
after having expended so many millions
in building huge ironclads, England is
now mainly intent on the means of de
stroying big ships by swarms of torpedo
launches. The Russians have also order
ed about one hundred and fifty torpedo
launches. So we suddenly find the prob
lem of attack shifted from enormous
ironclads and prodigious guns to the
small, swift craft, /with its weapons of
torpedoes and crude petroleum.
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THE WORLD'S DOINGS!
RIME ANlt CRIMINALS.
Serious rioting began at Blackburn, on
the 15th. Thousands of the lowest class of
operatives, including women, paraded the
streets, making violent demonstrations. The
residence of ColonelJackson, chairman of the
masters' association, was burned tothe ground.
The same mob attempted to burn Jackson's
mills. The residence of Alderman Hornby
was partially wrecked, and the windows of all
the mills in the town demolished. A strong
force of infantry from Preston arrived and a
tioop of cavalry is now there. The troops
cleared the streets. Col. Jackson and wife
barely escaped in a cab. Alderman Hornby
was struck by stones while remonstrating
with the rioters.
A horrible murder occurred at Bangor,
Me., on the 11th inst., which will result in the
death of three persons. John R. Scribuer, 36
years old, living three miles north of that
city, while insane attacked his wife and three
children in the kitchen of his house with a
spade, instantly killing a girl three years old
and mortally wounding two others, a girl in
fant and a boy aged live. After he struck the
children the mother snatched up the baby and
fled out of doors, followed by her husband,
who ran through the field near by, where
he cut his own throat with a razor, almost se
ver ng the wind pipe. He was airested and
taken to jail. He was formerly a drunkard,
but for two years has not tasted liquor. He
has shown symtoms of madness, threatening
to kill his wife and children, etc.
A strange romance of crime is narrated
at St. Louis. Six yeais ago Julia Leblanc,
daughter of a farmer in Jefferson county,
Missouri, mystei iously disappeared one eve
ning and was never again seen alive. Lately
a negro, while shooting snipe along the bank
of the Mississippi river, near Point Pleasant,
twenty or thirty miles from the home ol
Leblanc, saw astray skiff floating down the
stream, and on overhauling it found it to con
tain a female skeleton, which proved to be
that of the missing girl. The theory is that
she was enticed Irom home by a discarded
lover, strangled and placed in the skiff, which
was then securely fastened to the bank of a
creek at a place where the underbrush was
so thick as to effectually hide it that there
the boat remained until the ravages of time
made the ropes decay and thus the loosened
boat floated down the creek and into the Mis
sissippi river.
CASUALTIES.
On the 8th inst., a storm passed over
Memphis, partially unroofing a number of
business houses and the Peabody hotel, and
blowing down Meacham's cotton sheds. The
damage bj wind and water is probably $40,000.
A great tornado occurred at Canton,
China, April 11th. Thousands of houses were
destroyed or seriousiy injured by wind and an
enormous water spout from the river, which
broke over the cit Many lives were lost and
the foreign settlement suffered severely. In
the midst of the confusion four fires broke
out, supposed incendiary, as many robberies
followed. Later advices repoit 500 Chinese
killed. No foreigners were seriously hurt.
At halt past nine o'clock on the morn
ing of the 10th inst, the Shakopee, Minnesota,
mills took fire and bui ned to the ground, leav
ing nothing but the brick walls. There was
about sixty barrels of flour and all the top run
and the scales saved. The engine is not sup
posed to be badly damaged. They lost six
thousand bushels of wheat which was not in
sured. The insurance on the machinery and
building amounted to $15,000. The mill was
owned by George F. Strait & Co. Cause not
known, but supposed to be a li iction of the
belt.
On the 10th inst., at Kason, Dcdge
Co., Minnesota,a fire broke out in the wooden
row on Main street, between Perry block and
J. Leuthold's store, and in a very few minutes
the whole row, consisting of five stores, was
one mass of flames, and in less than an hour
they were flat to the ground Our firemen and
citizens worked like fiends to save the brick
blocks each side of the burning row, and by
almost superhuman efforts, they were suc
cessful. The losers are J. Leuthold, building
and clothing, 4,000 insured for $1,000. Holt
man, building, household goods, silverware
and coin, $5,000 insured for $1,000. Wilson
Bros., general merchandise, loss $8,000 in
sured for $2,250. A. E. Anderson, general
merchandise, $8,000 insured for $5,000. Mar
tinbrock, building, $3,000, no Insurance.
Welch, building, $1,000 insured for $3,00
Henry George, harness maker, loss $500 no
insurance. John White, $500 fully insured.
J. Leuthold saved a greater part of his cloth
ing stock. Wilson Bros, saved but a small
amount of their stock, and A. E. Anderson
none.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Chas Morgan, one of the oldest and
best known steamship owners in New York,is
dead.
Minister Bayard Taylor presented his
credentials to the Emperor at Berlin on the
7th inst.
Murray Hcffmann, a well known com
piler of law books, died at his home in Flush
ing Village, N. Y., on the 8th inst., aged 84
years.
There seems to be little doubt that Hon.
John M. Binckley of Milwauke eex-assistant at
torney of the United States,whohas been miss
ingfor some time,committed suicide by drown
ing in thelake near St. Francis seminary, at
the south side f the bay. He left several
letters addressed to different pariets of that
city, the contents of which show conclusively
his intent to suicide. All efforts to recover his
body have thus far been of no avail. The im
mediate cause of his rash act is attributed to
menta 1 abearation, brought on by domestic
troubles. Mr. Binckley's family consist
edof a wife, from whom he was separated,
and four children, who are now at Knoxville,
Tenn.
The House committee on public lands
have decided to recommend the passage of
the so-called Aveper cent bill introduced this
session by Representative Sapp, of Iowa. The
bill provides for payment by the general gov
ernment to the States of Ohio, Indiana, Illi
nois, Missouri, Michigan Wisconsin, Minne
sota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas,
MISCELLANEO US.
Almost all of the horses which will run
at Lexington, Ky.. during the races have ar
rived at the course.
It is rumored that the Evans Rifle
company, of Mechanics Falls, is filling large
orders for the Russians, on the steamer
Cambria.
M. Halpenny & Co.'s woolen mill at
Lewlsburg, Conn., was totallydestroyed by fire
on the 7th inst. Loss, about $43,000 insur
ance, about $26,000.
The supreme court of Rhode Island has
enjoined the Union Savings bank of Provi
dence from further business transactions until
otherwise ordered by tljis court.
The coal miners of St. Clair and Madi
son counties, 111., opposite St. Louis, Mo.,
have published an appeal asking for provi
sions to keep their families from starving.
They say they have been working for from one
cent to 1% cents per bushel, at which they
cannot make more than $4 to $5 a week, a
sum totally insufficient to support them.
There is some basis for the reported
Fenian movement. At Syracuse, N. Y., piob
ably 250 men are engaged in it, claiming con
nection with a general movement along the
frontiei. Some money has been raised and
men armed with pistols. They say they
await orders from O'Neil. The better class
of Irish citizens, however, give no sjmpathy
to the movement.
The Philadelphia Permanent Exhibi
tion, which has been closed for some time to
allow of thorough renovation was reopened
to the public onthi, 10th inst. Senators Blaine
Bayard, and Wallace were present and were
met and escoited to the platform by the recep
tion committee. Colonel A. K. McCluie made
a short address, concluding by introducing
Senator Blaine as the orator of the day, and
the latter made an eloquent address.
A correspondent of the evening Post,'
writing from Tokio under date of April 5th,
sends the following- The famine in the north
of China rages with increasing severity and
most dieadful reports come from the afflicted
regions. In one town a man opened a shop
for the sale ofhumna flesh and did a good
business in connibalistic joints and roasts
until the local mandarin caused the shop
keeper to be arrested and beheaded.
Contracts have been let for giading,
bridging and ironing the Central branch of
the Union Pacific railroad, from Concoidia to
Beloit, a distance of 28 miles from the present
terminus. This extension will take the road
182 miles west of this city into Solomn valley,
and further progress will be made during the
year. A. M. Pomeroy, president oftheioad,
and Major Down, superintendent, have gone
west to inaugurate work. The grading is to
be finished in 60 days.
The Toronto Leader says that private
nformation from Buffalo amply confirms the
truth of reports as to the Fenian organizations
in that city, although the extent of these prep
arations has been greatly exaggerated as well
as the number of men engaged in the busi
ness, and calls upen the government to
strengthen the defence of the frontier. It
says that under the pretense of economy the
militia have been starved, the defences of the
coast and of the lakes utterly neglected, and
there not only exists a min'mum of protection,
but an actual temptation to raiders to try
their luck.
The crop and statistical report of the
Tennessee bureau of agricrlture is just out.
It states that the ravages of |rust threatened
to be very disastrous to wheat, but in the past
ten days the prospect, has improved to some
extent, and although a considerable part of
the crop has been cut off yet a large increas
ed average will make the yield probrbly about
three-fourths of an average crop. The fruit
crop is more abundant than for several years,
and corn, tobacco and other crops are doing
well. A fifth of the tobacco crop has already
oeen set out. While tobacco planting is
early, efforts will be directed toward making
a good crop rather than a large one. The av
erage of cotton is much smaller than that of
last year.
The bill introduced in the House by
Mr. Schleicher, authorizes the secretary of
he treasury to issue in sums, not exceeding
an aggregate of $40,000,000, coupons or regis
tered perpetual bonds, redeemable only bv
purchase in open market, interest payable
semi-annually in coin of the present stanard
value, at the rate of 4 per cent, per annum,
their proceeds to be applied to the purpose of
erecting public buildings for use of the gov
ernment. The bill appropriates for public
buildings at Atlanta, Ga., $100,000 Chicago,
$150,000 Cincinnati, $3,250,000 Evansville,
$30,000 Grand Rapids, Mich., $50,000 Littie
Rock $150,000 Memphis, $100,000 Nashville,
$250,000 St Louis, $1,600,000 state, war and
navy departments building, Washington, $5,-
600,000. The bill also makes proyisions for
an extension of the library of Congress, and
an appropriation of $400,000 for the building
for the bureau of engraving and printing.
A special Constantinople telegram
states that in consequence of the peremptory
demands of General Todelben for the surren
der of fortresses accompanied by a threat to
occupy Constantinople, the cabinet council
have decided to evacuate all their fortresses
Shumla first, then Vamat, lastly, Batoum. The
decision was taken rather suddenly, upon the
report of Osman Pasha that the Turkish army
was not in condition to resist the occupation
of Constantinople. The Times correspondent
at Constantinople says, as usual, the palace
was smitten with terror, and ready to cede
anything if the ttussians would go away from
Constantinople. Gen. Todelben peremptorily
urged evacuation, but adroitly offered to fall
back if the fortresses were surrendered. The
bait was swallowed and the Russians have
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iromised, so my informant assures mc, to re
to AdrianojSle and Dedragtch and quit
Erzeroum as soon as the three fortresses are
evacuated. The evacuation will begin at once.
There is{to be no written convention and all
were to be settled by verbal agreement.
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Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Or
egau, Nevada, and Colorado, five per centum
on locations of military land warrants therein
estimating the same at one dollar and twenty
ve cents per acre payment to be made in
treasury certificates running twenty years
and bearing interest at the rate of 3.65 per
cent, per annum. Several million dollars are
involved. A report against the bill will be
presented on behalf ot a minority of the com
mittee. ng| ^&&&*.
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HOUSE, FARM, GARDEM
Farm ana Garden Notes. ^Ig?
Wetbinkit pays to spread the coal
ashes under the trees in the orchard.
Have a place to put all the bones that
a#cumu?ate about the farm. They are
worth money, and can readily be dis
solved by wood ashes and chamber lye
or be muriatic acid. n,r*s$-^
Don't plant till the'ground is 'fit. As
a rule you gain nothing by premature
gardening. When the clods crumble
thoroughly under the pressure of your
foot, the ground is dry enough.
In cases ot caked udder in cows foment
the affected part with hot water and rub
with the hand several times a day. Pro
per feeding and a dry bed will, as a rule,
obviate the necessity of any treatment
for this complaint.
Do not cast aside the old favorites
sweet William, petunias, phlox, holly
hocks, lady slippers, verbenas, chrysan
themums, Canterbury bellsfor any" new
fangled flowers. There are many new
and desirable things in the floral world,
but it will not do to discard these old
jewels of the garden and the lawn.
Potatoes flourish well in heavily ma
nured sod. The following is said to be a
good formula for a fertilizer for this
crop: Thirty pounds of wood ashes, thir
ty pounds of air-slacked lime, twenty
pounds of fine salt, fitteen pound9 of
bone dust, fifteen pounds of plaster
the whole to be thoroughly mixed. An
ounce ol this compound in each hill of
potatoes will tell a ood story at harvest
time.
Tli* Uses of 91i lle t.
Millet has often been recommended as
a forage plant, for which it has special
advantages as it can be sown late in the
season when the other crops are out of
the way. It may be successfully grown
upon land too wet for putting in oats or
other early spring crops, or it may be
sown on land after a crop ot barley or
grass has been gathered, and mature
sufficiently for forage. The common
millet will lipen sts seed within sixty
days after sowing and it will then make
good hay, besides affording a large quan
tity of seed valuable for poultry, or, it
ground, excellent to mix with corn or
other grain to feed to cattle and pigs. The
seed of millet is worth all the ciop costs
to raise, leaving the hay for a profit. As
the ciop ?a be put in and harvested at
seasons of the year when other work does
not press upon the farmer's time, its cul
ture is made easier. It is an excellent
crop to put upon a stubborn piece of
ground to kill out weeds, such as thistle,
dock, fcc, for if the land is well plowed
and the surface made mellow, the millet
will soon shade it thoroughly and kill
out the foul stuff. A little manure on the
surface harrowed in with the seed will
olten double the crop. Time should be
given to allow the seed to ripen before
tiost. The crop may be run through a
threshing machine,* or if bound up into
bundles, threshed with flails to sepeiatt
the seed. A half bushel of seed is abund
ant for an acre.
The Golden or German millet is the
best for a forage plant and resembles
corn in its growth, as it throws out a
corn-like leaf. The stalk is also sott and
edible. This sort of millet requires
nearly ih entire season to mature its
seed, and should, in a northern latitude,
be sown by the first of June. For forage
alone it may be put in the last of June
when it will make full growth of stalk
but not mature the seed. It requires
stronger land than the common to make
a vigorous growth. On rich land the
amount of forage is immense. Stock will
eat either of these grain-grasses with a
relish in winter and they are most ex
cellent for a change. For green feed
they are also good. As a supplementary
crop, when the meadows are light, millet
is most valuable. A meadow with a sum
prospect for hay might be turned over,
and be made to yield a satisfactory crop
by sowing to millet, and the same time
be fitted for a crop of grain the next year.
If the frost holds off. the seed will not
mature when the golden is soared late, as
it requires a requisite degree of heat
which is not affoided after September.
It should always be cut before any frost
touches it, or its value for feeding will be
greatly injured. Like corn, it blanches
and dries off when frozen. The seed of
Hungarian grass is not equal to millet
for feeding stock. It is not much if any
better than that of our native summer
grass which it very much resembles.
The latter which is often plentiful in a
grain crop, is good for cattle if ground
up and mixed with bran or meal. Fed
alone it is too laxative.
Work lor the SMMOM.
The remarkably favorable winter has
given an opr ortunity for doing much use
ful work in the way of improvements of
the farm. Draining, clearing land, repairs
of fences, drawing out manure, and simi
lar labors, can now be performed as well,
if not betti, than at any other season. It
is very rarely that a farm can be found in
a completed condition. On the contrary,
a majority of them contain swamps, bar
ren spots, unsightly stone-heaps, or rocks,
stumps, gullies, or other obstructions to
the plough or the mowing-machine.
Where the winter has been suffered to
pass away without an attempt to repair
these defects, or remove these obstacles
to good farming, there is yet time and
opportunity to do something before the
spring work opens. Labor is cheaper
now than for years. Idle men who would
willingly work abound in every village
and hamlet, and it is to the farmer's inter
est to give men employment whenever it
can be done profitably. It is only labor
that creates wealth. A useless piece of
swamp is utterly worthless. It produces
nothing. When changed into a meadow
and made productive, it then becomes an
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addition to the farmer's wealth, and adds
something to the aggregate capacity of
the land to support the population. The
greater the supply of food, the more en
couragement is given to an increase of
population, and every additional mouth
clamors for more farm products. Un
productive land, besides being useless, is
in addition a source of expense in taxes
and interest on its cost so that the owner
would really be better off could his use
less acres be sunk out of sight. There is
no reason why every acre of the majority
of fai-ms should not be made a source of
income, and many methods of turning
unprofitable land to account might be
pointed out. Swamps may be cleared
and ditched. The mere clearing of the
dense growth of underbrush and weeds
from many swamps may be sufficient to
dry them enough for some sort of culti
vation. But it is best to make a thorough
job of whatever is undertaken, and as far
as work can be done, to finish it so far as
work can be done, to finish it so far as it
is done. If the whole cannot be done
now let a pait be completed, and the next
opportunity to be. taken to finish another
pait.2V. Y. Tirrw-s.
COMiMfifcSSlOXAL.
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SENATE, May 8.The bill to prohibit
the retirement of legal-lenclei notes, was re
ferred to the commit'ce on finance A bill
making the distntmtion ot arms under the
bill of JuK '76,500 stands to each temtoij as
well as State, pabsed. 'ltic senate then took
up the Indian appropriation bill. A motion
to strike out the clause pioviding foi the re
moval of the Nez Pceeo Indians, liom Lea\
enworth to Indian lenitoiy, was iejected.
Other amendments to the bill ueie asueed tt.
Without final action, the benjte adjourned.
HOUSE, May 8.A committee on cen
sus was appointed with Cox, of New \oik, as
chairman. The ejections committee leported
on the South Carolina contested election ases
that the sitting members A ei entitled to their
seats. The house then went into committee
of the whole on the tarift bill. A motion to
limit debate to two hours was rejected and
speeches were made by Mr. lucker and
others.
SENATE, May 9th.The committee on
printing reported the house bill to print 300,-
000 copies of the report of the commissioner
of agriculture, with an amendment reducing
the number to 200,000. The senate went into'
seciet session on the Mexican award bill. It
was amended by directing that the claims of
Benjamin Weill and the Fabra Mining com
pany should riot be paid for six months, and
that in the meantime the president should In
vestigate their justice, and passed. The Indian
appropiiation bill then came up, and after the
adoption of some amendments, passed. The
bill to regulate the letting of mail contracts*
passed. The bill to lepeai the bankrupt law
then came up.
HOUSE, May 9.The joint resolution
for the enforcement oi the eight hour aw in
the executive department was passed The
bill to regulate mter-State commerce was
discussed. The House then went into com
mittee of the whole on the tanff bill, and was
addiessed by Messrs. Kelley and Harris, of
Georgia.
SENATE, May 10The House joint
resolution authorizing the expenditure of
money to stiengthen the foundation of the
Washing-ton monument was pabsed Consid
ei ation of the bill to i epeal the banki upt law
was lesumed, and Mi Thuiman's amend
ment fixing the date of epeal on Sept. 1.1878,
instead of Jan. 1,1879, agreed to The bill was
then passed by a vote of 26 to 21. The post
office appropriation bill was called up and
went over as unfinished business. After tran
sacting some further business the Senate held
an executive session and adjeuined until
Monday.
HOUSE, May 10.Mr. Wood introduced
a bill providing foi the return of excessi\e
customs deposits to impoiters. A bill intro
duced by Mr. Dunnell, relating to notices of
contest in land cases, was passed. Committee
reports were received and laid over for con
sideration. The house then went into com
mittee of the whole on the William and Mary
college claim, and along and heated discus
sion ensued, which culminated in an undigni
fied passage between Mrs. White, of Pennsyl
vania. and Tucker. When the committe rose,
the bill was recommended and passed. Mr.
Duiham introduced a bill regulating salaries
of United States district attorneys. The house
then adjourned.
SENATE, May 13th.Mr. Johnson in
troduced a bUl for the adoption of the Moflfett
punch system in the District of Columbia. At
the expiration of the morning hour the post
office appropriation bill was taken up.
HOUSE, May 13.Mr. Laphan offered a**
loint I esolution authorizing the President to
increase the army by the enlistment of volun
teers during the recess of Congress, if such
action should be required for the defense of
the frontier. Mr. Potter as a question of priv
ilege, presented a preamble and resolution di
recting the appointment of a select committee 'i
to investigate the election frauds in Florida
a^d Louisiana. The reception of the resolu
tion was opposed by Messrs. Conger, Garfie'd
and others"upon the ground that it was not
properly a privileged question. The chair
decided to receive the resolution, from which
decision Mr. Conger took an appeal. The
appeal was tabled by nearly a strict party
vote. Other points of order were raised,which
the speaker overruled. Mr. Hale asked leave
to offer an amendment, to include Mississippi
and Oregon in the investigation but Mr.
Potter refused to allow it. After this matter
was disposed of the Republicans filibustered
to prevent the adoption of the resolution, and
the house adjourned without disposing of it.
8ENATE, May 14th.Mr. Mills gave
notice that he would call up the Texas rail
road bill on Tuesday of next week. Various
committee reports were received and disposed
of. The house amendments to the bill author
izing citizens of certain States and the Terri
tories to fell timber on the public domain
were concurred in, and the bill was passed.
The senate agreed to a concurrent resolution
adjourning both houses on Thursday after
noon for the purpose of attending the funeral
of Prof. Henry. The post office appropria
tion bill was called up and Mr. Maxey's
amendment relative to the Brazilian mail
service rejected as not in order. The com.
mittee amendments were agreed to and the
bill passed. After some discussion of the bill
to repeal the resumption act the senate ad
journed.
HOUSE, May 14.The regular order b*
ing called for. it was announced to be on
seconding the Potter investigation resolution
The Republicans refrained from voting leav
ing the house without a quorum and, as
enough Democrats could not be found tat
make one, on motion of Mr. Wood the house
voted to adjourn. Before announcing the re
sult of the vote the speaker laid before the
house an announcement of the death of Prof
Henry, inviting the members to attend the fnl
neral. A senate resolution for the adjourn
ment of both houses on Thursday at 4 ofclock
for this purpose, was adopted.
Little girle(who loves to drive horset
and play ball)" I wish God would
smash me all to pieces and make m
int a boy."
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