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A. DEWEY, Publisher.
ALL the bills now before congress for the
new apportionment of representatives give
Minnesota five members, and that number
may be considered as her quota under any
apportionment that may be made.
ACCOUNTS from England of the effects of
the cold weather reveal unprecedented suf
fering from that cause. People perish in
he streets of London and other large terwns.
Business was almost entirely suspended,
and the railroads were only kept open with
the greatest difficulty.
LEGISTJATTTRES are now in session in
twenty-eight states, but a year hence, in most
of these states, no session will be held ow
ing to the general adoption of the biennial
system, which everywhere gives entire sat
sfaction to the people, whatever the poli
ticians may say about it.
HE Illinois legislature is considering a
bill providing that any man convicted of
beating his wife shall be publicly whipped.
Careful readers of current news cannot have
failed to notice that whipping for crime is
becoming more popular than formerly.
Whether this sentiment marks retrogression
or otherwise, may be a topic for discussion.
A STATISTICIAN in Harper's Magazine
shows that, as to the total valuation of
the national wealth, the United States
stands third, Great Britain and France only
leading. In average annual income per in
habitants of this country rivals Great Brit
ain and leads all others. In annual acu
mulations we are far ahead of all. At pres
ent the republic is growing rich at the rate
of $2,300,000 a day.
HE Supreme Court of the United States
has rendered a decision to the effect that
the old income tax is constitutional. This
is the first time the supreme court has had
the question before it, and as was expected,
the decision of the lower court is affirmed
and all chance for quibble and objection is
obviated. It is said that under this decis
ion the case against Samuel J. Tilden, and
others as well,. which has been hanging a
long time in expectancy thereof, will be
PRO F. Riley of the national entomolog
ical commission, who has written a good
deal about the locusts,predicts their appear
ance this year in various localities, but not
in the northwest. There are two broods,
one that appears every seventeen years and
one every thirteen yearsthe latter not com
ing north of Missouri and southern Illinois,
while the first brood will occupy various
eastern states from the great lakes to New
Orleans. By a coincidence both broods
come together this year, but not in the
SENATOR MAXEY of Texas, is reported
to have said in a recent interview that he
was opposed from beginning to end to any
movement to cut new states out of Texas,
and that, although there had been agitation
on the subject, and the project might be
brought forward in the Legislature, he was
sure it would receive no support of conse
quence, as the people were universally op
posed to it. Texas is large enough for half
a dozen states of the size of New York, and
that it will ultimately be divided, according
to the act of annexation, is not doubted,
but the time has not yet come to move in
HE pushing of railroads far in advance
of population is a topic in the Springfield
Republican, which shows that while New
England, the middle States andthe Atlantic
coast have only about 1 1-2 miles of railroad
to every 100(1 population, the Pacific States
have three miles, aid the new Northwest
four miles to only 1000. The Republican
says that a country which is absorbing 506,000
yearly in immigration, and nearly 1,000,000
more by natural increase, can afford to lay
track ahead of settlement but if railroad
bnilding goes on at the present rate, there
is a time not far ahead when track-laying
will have to wait for population to catch up.
IN 1820 Capt. Thomas Shreve of St.
Louis invented and patented a snag-boat
for use on the Mississippi, the model of
which was the same as that in use to-day.
He appeared before congress in 1834, ask
ing the Government for compensation for
the use of said patent, and nine favorable
reports had been made from time to time
by several committees of Congress before
Capt. Shreve's death in 1851, and one or
more since then, but it was not until last
week that congress substantially recognized
the claim by appropriating $50,000 to his
heirs, which was drawn from the treasury
by Walter R. Carter, his son-in-law and ta
ken to St. Louis. Capt. Shreve was en
gaged for a long time in improving
the Bed River of Louisiana, and the
town of Shreveport was named in his honor.
HOWELL EDMONDS JACKSON, the new
Senator-elect from Tennessee, was born in
Paiis, Tenn., in 1832 was graduated at the
West Tennessee college, in 1848, and after
wards studied law at the University at Vir
ginia. He practiced law for many years in
Memphis and held a high position at the
bar. When the war broke out he was appoint
ed to a civil position in the rebel government.
He removed to Jackson in 1876, and on
two occasions served as one of the judges
of the supreme court. In 1878 he was a
prominent canditate for the Democratic
nomination as a supreme judge. He was
elected to the present general assembly from
Madison county on the State Credit Demo
cratic platform. He is a member of the
committees on judiciary and priveleges and
elections, and will serve in the legislature
till March. He is short, rather stout built,
and light complexion. He is considered
one of the ablest lawyers in the State, and
is a debt-payer or State credit man of the
radical school. He is a good debater,
though not an eloquent man. Tennessee
ans say he will improve on acquaintance.
EE power of the railroad and money
Kings of the ceuntry is becoming better un
derstood than ever before, and there is vig
orous talk about checking that power. Sen
ator Beck, of Kentuckey said in a recent in
terview, that five menScott of the Penn
S3'lvania Central, Garrett of the Baltimore
and Ohio, Huntington of the Union Pacific,
Jay Gould, and Vanderbiltcan sit down,
and in five minutes' chat, fix a tax of $20,-
000,000 upon the commerce of the country
by raising freight two cents a bushel, and
do it according to law. So much power in
a few hands, and the strong temptations to
use it for their own advantage, will produce
an outbreak sooner or later. The rights of
the people are so clearly defined that no one
can doubt which side will succeed if a con
test should be precipitated.
VALUABLE presents or "favors" as they
are called are bestowed upon guests at the
private balls of the New York fashionable
millionaires. Ladies attending some of
these balls have received $100 worth of
jewelry. Mrs. William Astor distributed
300 favors, averaging in value about $20
apiece, while the cost of her ball is esti
mated at $15,000. They are usually given
to the young ladies who dance the "Ger
man" and are intended to be preserved as
souvenirs of the occasion. While the As
tors, Belmonts, Bossevelts, etc., are abund
antly able to dispense such presents, there
are hundreds of humbler imitators, in the
various grades of society, who find the cus
tom rather too expensive for their limited
meansbut nevertheless it must be followed
or they will lose caste in society.
CAPT. EADS is still pushing his scheme
for a ship railway across the isthmus.
Though it is pronounced not feasible by
the best authorities, he claims that it has
advantages over all others. John Roach,
the great shipbuilder says: "A ship or
steamer of large dimensions cannot in safe
ty be taken out of the water with a cargo on
board, as there would be great danger of
injury to the hull, and consequently cannot
be safely transported with cargo on a ship
railway." In addition to the above, Admiral
Ammen quoted the following as condemn
ing the Eads plans: Harlem, Waitings
worth & Co. and Pusey, Jones & Co. of
Wilmington, Del., the Continental works of
New York, and James Parker of the Amer
ican Shipmasters' association of New York,
Lieut. Commander Gorringe, U. S. N.,
who brought the obelisk from Egypt and
set it up in Central Park, denounces the
scheme of Eads as a humbug.
NO CHEAP TELEGJIAPHY.
A Veteran Electrician's Review of the Selling
Out ScheHIPS and His 111ustrations to Prove
the Hopelessness of Meeting the Popular
From the Philadelphia Times.
"Easily duped capitalists and an unob
servant portion of the public," he said,with
a smile, "may fondly and eagerly follow so
attractive a will-o'-the-wisp, but just as
sure as night follows day will they meet
with disappointment. I tell you there is
no way to get cheap telegraphy by compe
tition under the present state of things. I
will give you an illustration of the manner
in which ostensible opposition lines have
been started and how they have been swal
lowed up by the Western Union. Suppose
I undertake to start such a line between
here and New York. I fix the capital stock
at $200,000. Of this amount I succeed in get
ting $100,000 subscribed. I then build the
whole line at a cost not exceeding $50,000.
That leaves a nice little $50,000 in my pocket,
not to speak of the $100 000 in stock not
subscribed for, but issued to myself for the
purpose of giving me the controlling in
terest. I now make a great show of virtuous
respect for the popular demand by running
the line for a time at low rates and perhaps
without any profit. But I am aware that
there's a good time coming. It comes
that is, the Western Uuion comes. Find
ing that I control the stock it offers to buy
me out. I am willing to sell a thing that I got
for nothing. I agree to take say $25,000 for
the $100,000 in stock that was not subscribed
for, but was issued to myself. When I get
that I have realized a profit of just $75,000,
and the easy-going gentlemen who furnish
ed the $50,000 to build the line do not get
one cent of their money back. This occur,
red over and over again and I suppose it
will never cease. It may seem hard to un
derstand how capitalists can be so foolish
as to allow unprincipled schemers to dupe
them in this manner, and yet the history of
the telegraph is full of just such illustra
tions as I have given.
"There has been more than $300,000,000
subscribed to telegraph stock of which the
subscribers never got back a cent. Until
the government interferes there can be no
hope for abetter state of things, and cheap
telegraphy will be but a temporary delusion.
The so-called opposition companies will be
run ostensibly in accordance with the popu
lar demand until the organizers can get no
ho more subscribers, and then they will sell
out to the monopoly."
Beecher on the Darwinian Theory.
From the New York Times.
During his sermon last Sunday, Mi-.
Beecher remarked that some persons taught,
others were inclined to believe, and a great
many were afraid that the human race had
its origin in the animal kingdom. "What
do we care," said he, "about the origin of
the human familyprovided we are not
monkeys? We have had a well-established,
authentic human family for millions of
years, geologically speaking, and it don't
make much difference what is back of that.
The question is, Where are we going? Are
we of God and turning back to God?"
WEEKLY RECORD OF CRIMES.
Tom. Buford of Kentucky who killed Judge
Elliot, has had his second trial which resulted
in a verdict of not guilty on the ground of in
Alexander McKay has admitted the robbery
of the iron and steel works in Chicago. He is
said to have served some time in Canadian pen
itentiaries and was two years in prison at Au
burn, N. Y.
A commercial traveler named Holland, from
Philadelphia, is reported to' have been robbed
of $21,000 aud a check for $10,000, on the
Missouri Pacific train between Jefferson City
Abe Twiggs (colored) was lynched in Burk
county,Ga.,lately. He testified againsthis broth
ers Mose and Frank in their recent trial for mur
der, and is supposed was lynched by negroes
for that reason.
In a difficulty last Thursday, at Gaines Land
ing, Ark., concerning tiie collection of a draft
for $100, E. J. O. Stout was shot and killed by
John S. Schroeder. Both were merchants of
Gaines Landing. Schroder was arrested.
Charles Bonner, an aged German, purchased
at a Pittsburg banking house two $1,000 and
nine $10 bonds of Pittsburg, Titusville &
Buffalo railroad. Shortly after leaving the
bank three men crowded him and stole the
Dr. Washington P. Haubaugh, a dentist at
Pigua, O., shot his wife dead Saturdav night
with a pistol and then blew his own brains out
with a shot gun. He was a drunken, danger
ous man, and had been married fifteen years.
He leaves two sons and one daughter.
Little Rock special: Yesterday three men at
tempted to rape Miss Georgiana Hamblet, a
highly accomplished young lady who lives at
Augusta. The men were arrested. Last night
a mob of about twenty men broke into the pris
on, took out the prisoners, and crossing the riv
er, hanged them, and flung the dead bodies in
to the water.
A sensational suicide occurred recentlv,
in Chicago the other night Louis Grumme,
soap manufacturer, was discovered hang
ing to a crossbeam in a small room in the
rear of his factory. There were fourteen small
cuts on his left wrist, showing that he had first
tried to cause his death by severing an artery.
On his shirt were dark stains from some liquid,
supposed to be poison. Grumme was a Ger
man, about thirty-five years old.
John W. Sickles, editor of the Chicago Jour
nal of Commerce and at one time commercial
editor of the Chicago Times and the St. Louis
Times, cut an artery of his left wrist atthe Com
mercial hotel at an early hour Saturday morn
ing with suicidal intent. The opportune arri
val of a physician and the application of restor
atives prevented death. The immediate cause
of hisattempt at suicide was the recent and sud
den demise of his inamorata, with whom he
had lived eighteen years. Sickles was local
editor of a St. Paul paper some twenty years
A terrible outrage was perpetrated in the
vincinity of South Chicago. The victim was
Charles Clarkson, an engineer on the Michigan
Southern & South Chicago dummy. Vitriol
was thrown into his face by two unknown mis
creants, and the unfortunate man was horribly
burned and will inevitably lose the sight of one
eye. Robbery was not their object, as Clark
son's watch and money lay untouched on the
floor and nothing taken from the house. Clark
son was terribly burned about the face, head,
breast, shoulders and arms. His left eye re
ceived a portion of the contents of the cup
and the sight was destroyed.
George Smith and Catherine Miller were ex
ecuted at Williamsport, Pa., for the murder of
Mrs. Miller's husband. They died without a
struggle. Smith, although much troubled in
mind this afternoon, said he was prepared to
die that Mrs. Miller was as much to
blame as he was and he murdered Miller at her
solicitation. A statement to this effect was read
from the scaffold. On the way to the scaffold
Mrs. Miller became so weak that those with her
were compelled to assist her. Smith also
showed physical and mental weakness.
Ascending the scaffold, the black caps were
adjusted and the nooses placed around their
necks. Religious exercises began, but before
they were finished the drop was sprung.
ACCIDENTS AND CASUALTIES.
The county jail at Gage, Iowa, was burned
on Thursday. Cost $20,000 insured for
The First Baptist church in Central square,
Cambridgeport, Mass., was burned recently.
Loss, $1 03,000 partially insured.
Shattuck's pistol and breech-loading shot gun
manufactory at Hatfield, Mass., burned a few
days ago. Loss, $25,000 iusurance, $18,000.
The business portion of the thriving town of
Genoa, 111., was almost totally destroyed by fire
on Sunday night. The loss will approximate
On the 1st inst. the residence and store of
Frank Viet in Grand Forks, Dak., was destroy
ed by fire, with its contents. Loss, $14,500.
The farm dwelling house of Mr. L. Rush of
Perham, Minn., was destroyed by fire recently
while Mr. and Mrs. Rush were on a visit at
their neighbor's house. Nothing was saved
except the clothes which they wore. The fire
was caused by a defective chimney flue.
The elevator of the Marshall Elevator com
pany at Marshalltown, Iowa, was burned on the
3d inst. It was leased and operated by E. G.
Sleight, who has now been burned out three
times. Loss $15,000. The iusurance was
about $10,000 on elevator and stock. The
Glucose company had $3,000 insurance on
corn in elevator."
Eden Baptist church, Horticultural, hall and
other buildings were burned in Philadelphia, on
Monday last. The church cost $107,500 and
the organ $7,500. The furniture was insured
for $30,000. The insurance on the remaining
church property was placed by the congrega
tion. Horticultural hall was sold last summer
for $723,000 insured for $30,000. Loss,
$219,000 insurance on church. $40,000.
There was afire at Paducah Ky., on the 3d
inst. The building occupied by Fisher & Pax
ton, wholesale grocery merchants, was discover
ed to be on fire. When discovered the flames
had got such a headway that any attempt to
quench them was considered useless. The fire
men were directed to save the adjoining build
ings. Everything in the building was consumed
excepting the books and papers, which were
saved. Loss, $3-1,000 insurance, $23,000.
Gen. John Love of Indianapolis, one of the
leading officials of the Gatiing Gun company,
died of heart disease.
The state treasurer of Iowa has received an
anonymous letter, mailed on the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy railroad, containing $52.50,
with the statement that it belonged to the State.
Miss Clara Louise Kellogg has signed a con
tract to sing in Paris, after her Russian engage
ment, for twenty nights, at a stated salary of
60,000 francs. This about makes this coun
try even in the Bernhardt business.
Shippers of cattle to England are in a state
of perplexity about the new order in council in
England, requiring the slaughtering of cattle
within six days of their landing. Should the
order be carried out, it will stop the shipping
of cattle from Canada.
Wm. T. Thornton is declared ineligible for
judge of Sullivan county, N. Y., to which office
he was elected. He offered to serve for $1,-
200 salary being $2,500. This pledge, made
to voting taxpayers before the election, is held
by the court to be a bribe.
The Women's National Anti-Polygamy society
met at Salt Lake City and adopted resolutions
strongly indorsing Gov. Murray's action in is-
suing a certificate of election to Campbell, on
the ground that his opponent, although receiv
ing the most votes, is an alien and polygamist.
Gov. Blackburn of Kentucky, who is credit
ed with being an authority regarding contagi
ous diseases, predicts a visitation of cholera
next summer. The doctor-governor predicted
yellow fever in the north, a few years ago, and
knew whereof he spoke, though his plans were
nipped in the bud.
The Milwaukee Glass company, with a capi
tal stock of $10,000, and Geo. Reed, Frank
W. Webster andGeo. B. Goodwin, incorporators,
and the Eau Claire Water-Power company,
with a capital of $73,000, and Geo. B. Shaw,
A. E. Swift and J. F. Hanscom, incorporators,
have filed articles of association with secretary
of state at Madison.
Kellyan St. Van Reussalaar, native of Albany,
N. Y., but for nearly half a century a resident
of Ohio, died at his residence in Califorpia,
Hamilton county, Ohio, near Cincinnati, lately,
aged eighty-two*. He was one of the oldest and
most distinguished of Scottish rite Masons in
this country, sovereign grand proctor in the
thirty-third degree, and past grand commander
of the supreme council of the tliirty-fhird de
gree of the northern jurisdiction of the United
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
The inauguration business flags for want of
money to carry out too extensive plans.
The three children of the Japanese minister
in Washington bear the following names: The
eldest, a daughter, Foomi, meaning literature
the uext, a son, born during their recent visit
to Japan, Kiyokasi, signifying a clear mind: the
youngest, also a son, seven months of age, is
called Uly8sus Grant.
.An English steamer, bound from Balbaboo
to Middlesboro, foundered at sea, and thirteen
persons were drowned.
There is severe cold weather throughout
the republic of Mexico. Some persons have
frozen to death at Pueblo and Matamoras.
Joseph Breunan, contractor on the Tehuan
tepec Inter-Oceanic railway, was shot and se
riously wounded, The assassin fired from an
There are large numbers of suspected per
sons in London whose movements are being
closely watched. Extra precautions for guard
ing armories have been taken.
The Charley Ross excitement at London,Ont.,
has been increased by the arrival of a lady from
Toronto, who, with a reporter, visited the boy
and heard his story. Little doubt is now en
tertained that he is the lost boy.
Mr. W. C. Howells, American consul at To
ronto, Canada, gives the following statistics:
The exports to the United States at the consu
late of Toronto, and its agencies at Port Ho]oe,
Whitby and Cobourg during the quarter ending
December 31, 1880, amounted to $2,030,790,
against $1,314,977 for the same period in
1879, an increase of $1,610,792.
The mysterious placards posted all over Ire
land are the subject of conversation everywhere.
So far as is known they have been traced to no
body. This is remarkable at a time when Ire
land is overrun by an increased force of con
stabulary, who are patrolling the country St all
hours of the night. It is generally assumed that
the land league had nothing to do with the pla
cards. Fully 1,000 men were engaged in put
ting up the 50,000 copies distributed to the lo
cal organizations. Their success was marvel
ous. Their are mysterious hints aud indications
that the next demonstration of the supreme
council will be more striking in character than
posting of placards.
The Roman Catholic clergy of the archdio
cese of Boston held a meeting at the episcopal
residence recently on the land agitation in Ire
land, and the position which it might be deemed
advisable for the hierarcliY to assume. A com
mittee was appointed which has prepared an
address expressive of the feelings of his grace
the archbishop and the reverend clergy, that
offers to the Irish jeopl their moral and mater
ial support in the present struggle. The ad
dress endorses the platform and principles of
the recent land league convention at Buffao,
and promises sympathy and co-operation
to all who are laboring in such just
and righteous cause as long as they
are guided by these principles. It de
nounces as pernicious and infamous the con
duct of certain supposed emissaries of secret
societies wlio seek to infuse into the movement
a spirit of injustice and disregard for the laws
of morality as expounded by the Catholic church,
and declares in favor of peace and civil order.
GENERAL NEWS SUMMARY.
The aggregate monthly expenditure by the
census bureau is reported to be $74,123.12.
The directors of the Chicago racing assoeia
t:on hav adopted a programme for the sum
mer meeting for the week ending July 23. The
premiums offered aggregate $39,000, the lar
gest for a number of years. Extra purses of
$500 to $1,000 will be offered for the best
time on record in the various classes.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29.
SENATE.Mr. Ingalls' electoral count resolu
tion was, by a strict party vote, referred to the
committee on electoral count. The Ingalls res
olutions -re the same as those proposed in
1801. The reference to the select committee
of which Mr. Morgan is chairman, is believed
to be in accordance with the understanding ar
rived at in the Democratic caucus this morning,
that the Morgan resolutions, now pending in the
house, will be insisted upon. Mr. Edmunds
stated this morniug that neither house could
leave its chamber to meet the other conven
tion without a joint resolution. The house vot
ed down resolutions offered by Mr. Robeson, of
the same character of Mr. Ingalls' resolutions.
The hOl confirming to the city of Chicago the
land on the Dearborn reservation passed.
The Indian land in severalty bill was 'di
HOUSE.The day was entirely devoted to the
consideration of the Nor li Carolina contested
case of Yeates (democrat) vs. Martin (republi
can), the sitting member. The contestant was
declared entitled to the seat, and was sworn in.
MONDAY, JANUARY 31.
SENATEAnother congressional apportion
ment scheme was under consideration yesterday
in a private way Col. Crooks wants
the city engineer of St. Paul elected by the
politicians instead of the board of public works.
Bills were introduced last night to build some
bridges to exempt educationalinstitutions from
taxation, and to build that familiar old Pigeon
HOUSEThe bills authorizing the city of St.
Paul to is,sue "bonds to purchase the water
works, establish a work-house, increase the
sewerage fund, repair and build bridges, were
passed. A resolution empowering the commit
tee appointed to investigate the charges against
the management of the St. Cloud normal school
to send for persons and papers, and employ a
stenographer, was adopted. A joint resolution,
requesting the committee on congressional ap
portionment to prepare a bill dividing the state
into five congressional districts, was adopted.
A senate bill authorizing Minneapolis to issue
bonds to the amount of $30,000 to raise the
lower bridge, was passed.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1.
SENATEThe time of the senate was largely
occupied by a continuation of the Ponca dreari
i ness, Kirkwood and Dawes airing their views,
the former in defense of his committee and
Secretary Schurz, and Mr. Dawes reiterating
his former assertions, with some personal mod
ifications. Senator Logan tried to get the
Grant bill into the arena, but failed, and gave
notice that he would call it up to-day. After
discussing and amending the pension bill, aud a
brief executive session, the senate adjourned.
HOUSEThe entire session was devoted to
uninteresting District of Columbia measures.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
SENATEA message was received from the
m-esident, urging that iustice be done the
Ponca Indians. Mr. Morgan's substitute for
Mr. Ingall's electoral count resolution was
taken up, discussed at great length and finally
The discussion iu the senate shows. clearly
that there is to be no difficulty attending the
counting of the electoral vote, and no unusual
delay ^consummating it. This has removed one
of the causes which it was feared would render
an extra session necessary by the delay which
it was supposed might attend'the counting of
HOUSEA message from the president, simi
lar to that read iu the senate, was received. A
bill was introduced relating to the duties on
manufacturers of iron, etc. The post route
and District of Columbia appropriation bills
passed. A message was received from the
president transmitting and indorsing a commu
nication from the secretary of tine navy, asking
for an appropriation of $200,000 for the es
tablishment of naval stations on the isthmus.
The apportionment bill was taken up, and Mr.
Cox of New York made an eloauent speech.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3
SENATEThe entire day was devoted to a
debate on Mr. Morgan's electoral count reso
lution, introduced last spring.
HOUSEThis body consumed the day in dis
cussing the apportionment bill, without action.
SERIOUS RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
A Car Tin from the Track by a Broken
Wheel Tnmbles Down an Embankment
The train that left St. Paul, Minnesota, on the
St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba ra-lroad at
7:30 o'clock on the morning of February 2,
met with a serious accident near Elk River,
Minnesota. The accident was caused by a
broken wheel under the rear coach, which
caused it to break its couplings and tumble
down an embankment, landing right side up
nearly fifty feet from the track. The car was
set on fire from the stoves, but quickly put out
by the train men.
Eleven of the passengers received severe cuts
and bruises, aud the car seats and floor were
covered with blood. Two of the lady passen
gers received severe cuts on their heads, and
several of the gentlemen passeugers also re
ceived severe scalp wounds
Following is a list of the injured:
Mrs. L. L. Mann, St. Paul, badly injured in
back, spine and head.
Mrs. Chase, Kasson, Minn., head cut and
Miss Chase, Kasson, Minn., wrist cut.
Newsboy Benson, St. Paul, badly injured in
Albert Eggert, landexaminer of the road, seri
ously iujured iu the back and spine.
D. M. Clough, of the lumber firm of Clough
Bros., East Minneapolis, bruised on the side of
the face and left shoulder hurt.
L. G. Hnddleston, of Sauk Center, bruised on
the de of the head.
W. J. Van Dyke, of Minneapolis, hand badly
hurt and face bruised.
H. T. Clark, of Minneapolis, injured severely
on the head.
Rev. W. Whitney, of Mankato, bruised slight
ly on the head.
F. Phelps, ofAppleton, Wis., badly hurt in
the head and back.
Interesting Tests Made by the Government
New York Tribune.
Dr. Edward G. Love, the present Analytical
Chemist for the Government, has recently made
some interesting experiments as to the compar
ative value of daking powders. Dr. Love's
tests were made to determine what brands are
the most economical to use. And as their ca
pacit/ lies in their leavening power, tests were
direc.ed solely to ascertain the available gas of
each powder Dr. Love's report gives the fol
"The prices at which baking powders are sold
to consumers I find to be usually 50 cents per
pound. I have therefore calculated their com
parative commercial values according to the
volume of gas yielded on a basis of r0 cents
cost per pound."
Available gas. ative
Cubic inches per worth
Name of the each oume powder, per
baking powders. pound.
"Royal" (cream tarter powder) 127.4 50 cts.
"Patapsco" (alum powder) 125.2 49 cts.
"Rumford's" (phosphate) fresh 122.5 -IS cts.
old.. 32.7 13 cts.
"Hanford's None Such" 121.0 47%c.
"Redhead's" 117.0 40 cts.
"Charm" (alum powder) 116.9 40 cts.
"Amazon" (alnm powder) 111.9 44 cts.
"Cleveland's" (short wt. oz.) 110.8 43 cts.
"Czar" 10(i.8 42 cts.
"Price's Cream" 102.0 40 cts.
"Lewis's" condensed 98.2 38^ c.
'Andrews' Pearl" 93.2 36 c.
"Hecker's Perfect" 92.5 36 cts.
Bulk powder 80.5 30 cts.
Bulk Aerated Powder 75.0 29 cts.
NOTE."I regard the alum powders as very
unwholesome. Phosphate and Tartaric Acid
powders liberate their gas toa freely in process
of baking, or under varying climatic changes
Facts About the Halifax Award.
Much comment has been caused by the hesi
ta ion manifested by Secretary Evarts to as
sist in the investigation of the alleged frauds in
the Canadian fishery award, as charged by Prof.
Hinds. It is understood the real reason for the
secretary's inaction is that he knows that when
the award was made in England it was an arbi
trary decision, without any reference whatever
to die facts. When the commission met and
heard the case, Mr. Delfosse, the Belgian min
ister,saidthe Alabama award had resulted in giv
ing too large a sum to the United States, and
some of it ought to be returned. He proposed
$2,000,000. The British commissioner ob
jected to this and so did Mr. Kellogg, the Amer
ican representative, thinking that the verdict
had to be unanimous, and that by so doing lie
would prevent England from receiving any
award all. Mr. Delfosse was angry at this,
and said he would make it $5,500,000, to
which Mr. Kellogg, of course, objected but the
English representative assented, and it was
found that a majority of the court had the pow
or to make the verdict, so that the United States
lost $3,500,000 through the misinterpretation
ef the terms of the compact. The facts are well
known to Mr. Evarts, who realizes that is of no
use to enter into investigation, even when cen
sured for not doing so.
The River and Harbor Bill.
The committee on commerce have decided to
report among other appropriations, the follow
ing for work on the lakes:
Chicago ....$130,000 Toledo $35,000
Mich'n City.. 30,000 Buffalo.... 90,000
Cleveland.... 175,000 Oswego 50,000
Also the following sums for rivers and reser
voirs: Des Moines rapids $170,000
From Des Moines rapids to St. Paul. 200,000
For the reservoirs 150,000
Above the Falls of St. Anthony 1,000,000
From Cairo to Elinois 600,000
At Hannibal, Mo., reservoirs 20,000
Operating canal at Des Moines rap's 40,000
Rock Island harbor 6,000
Illinois river 250,000
Ohio river 350,000
Imp'm't of harbor at Milwaukee 100,000
The Murder of Dr. Jones.
From the New Orleans Democrat.
B. H. Lanier, the ex-Internal Revenue Col
lector and defeated Republican candidate for
Congress, from Lake Providence, has come
once again before the public. This time he
comes forward as the maker of an affidavit be-^
fore United States Commissioner Lane, charg
ing Messrs. M. S. Powell, J. D. Tompkins, and
T. J. Powell, of Lake Providence, with the
murder of Dr. Jones, who was killed a day or
two after the last election. Three United States
Deputy Marshal are now in Lake Providence'
with the warrants which issued on the affidavit,
and no doubt ere this the parties named have
been arrested. Lanier is still in this city, and
has been given the position of Deputy' under
Internal Revenue Collector Marks.
The Electoral Count.
The electoral vote must be counted one week
from next Wednesday, and, as there is no pi o
visiou made by the two houses to regulate the
manner of counting, some of the republicans
are beginning to be apprehensive that the dem
ocrats may have some sinister motive iu re
fusing to pass any rule to which ie republicans
are willing to agree, and that trouble is intend
ed and may be expected on February 9. Those
who are in position to know something of dem
ocratic purposes say, however, that, while there
may be a few revolutionaiy spirits in that bodv
who would be willing to do anj thing which
might embarras&s the republicans, no matter
what the effect upon the country miglt be, yet
the majority of the democratic leaders wonId
not venture to assume any such responsibility,
and that some method at the last moment ill
be provided for counting the vote.
The treasurer's monthly statement of liabil
ities and assets shows that the available cash
balance is $148,616,-149, an ineivase in this
balance over that of January, 18S0, of about
$113,000. In standard silver dollars there is
an increase for the month of over $2,000,000
which is about the number of these pnees'turn
ed out from the mints during January. The
amount of silver dollars now on hand 'is $50,-
235,102. Deducting the silver certificates
outstanding, the number of silver dollars now
in the treasury, the property of the government,
is about $13,500,000. Tlie outstanding silver
certificates were increased during the month
about $700,000. During the debate in the
house on the refundiug bill, it was erroueonslv
stated that of the $48,000,000standard silver
in the treasury on February 1, less than $3,-
000,000 were the property of the government.
Particulars of the Execution of Rex. Father
Gilliet. a Catholic Pnesl.
The colony of British Honduras is in a
state of excitement over the capture and
shooting, by order of President Banjos, of
the Republic of Guatemala, of the Jesuit
priest, the Rev. Father Gilliet. By the laws
of Guatemala all Jesuits have been banish
ed from the Republic, and should any be
caught in the Republic they invariably meet
their doom by being shot behind the prison
walls, or out on the plaza, a place reseived
for the execution of noted criminals, in full
view of the entire populace. It appears
that Father Gilliet visited Guatelama for
his health and not as a clergyman. Never
theless, he had scarcely set foot in Living
ston, when, being recognized by the com
mandant, he was arrested, ironed, and
thrown into a dungeon to await orders from
the CapitalGuatelama City. On the re
ceipt of the telegram ordering his being
brought on to the capital for trial, he was
divested of nearly all his clothing and
forced to walk barefooted a distance of 1(10
miles over the mountains, his captors using
mules as means of transportation. Arrixing
after three days, he xxras
On Monday morning, Jan. 17, Father
Gilliet was taken out of prison, under ,i
guard, and marched to the plaza,
where they were joined by two regiments
of soldiers his coffin was brought and
placed before him the soldiers formed a
a hollow square, broken it one cross-street,
opposite which was placed a filing party.
Behind the soldiers were the people of tin
city, looking on axvestruck and silent.
The signal for the shooting was given by
three short rolls on a drum heavily muilied
and hardly hud the sound of the third
roll died away when, with one instanteous
report, 20 carbines sent forth their leaden
missies on an errand of death, and Father
Gilliet fell forward on his coffin, pierced
by 17 balls, a mass of lifeless flesh and
blood. Immediately the shrill blast of the
bugle was heard ordering the formation of
marching line, and leaving a detail of oigh,
men t perform the burying, the soldiorst
marching to the tune of a lrxely quickstep,
re-entered their barracks and were dis
Victor EiminucPs Simple Tastes.
From the London Nexvs.
The hunting lodge at Licola is a substan
tial house consisting of a ground floor aud
one story, stuccoed and stained to a pinkish
yellow. It stands on a kind of grass-grown
common, with groups of magnificent ever
green oaks on either hand, while opposite
is a tiny chapel, with txvo or three acacia
trees. On the upper story is a suite of good
rooms intended for the iise of loyalty, but
King Victor Emanuel, with his simple
tastes, used to prefer the little vaulted par
lor on the ground floor, which opens to the
common on txvo sides, on one of which
there is a sort of stone veranda. This little
room is simply plastered and stained, aud
its only furniture is a plain polished table,
two or three rush-bottomed chairs, an old
velvet sofa upon which the late king slept,
though he protested against such "luxury,"
and an old-fashioned easy chair which the
commandant, in spite of the king's remon
strances, had brought in that his royal mas
ter might take a comfortable nap after din
ner. It is the very simplest royal parlor,
perhaps, that all Europe has to show.
King Victor Emanuel, as soon as he ar
rived in Licola, used to dismiss his person
al attendants, and enjoy the full freedom of
being, for a space, a simple country gentle
man. Above the sofa hangs the stuffed
head of a smooth-skinned dog, the hero of
a hundred rounds and a thousand bear
fights. Once he was given up for dead aud
thrown into a comer, but after two or three
days he crawled out, to the astonishment
of the game-keeper, half-starved, but
The president of the Des Moines, Mar
shalltoxvn and Milwaukee railroad has ad
vertised for 185,000 railroad ties, which
means work on the Milwaukee road to Des
tried and sen
tenced to be shot. The news of his sen
tence reaching the ears of the people in
British Honduras, and he being a man of
extraordinary eloquence and learning, aud
one whom every one honored and respected,
the governor of Belize was waited upon by
thousands of persons of every creed and be
lief and asked to demand tlie surrender of
the priest into his hands. This was done,
but all to no avail, for President Ban
jos had passed judgment, and nothing re
mained but the execution of the sentence.