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.C.BROWN, Publisher
aim- -"for thepurchase o!
the iitandofCubahaabeen revived. In
this connection it la interesting to recall
the foot that before the outbreak of the
rebellion Senator Slidell introdnoed a
bill in Oonnoee appropriating $30,000,
carifa ol "tfie measure. It is interesting
tp reoall also that in 1826 Spain was
willing to cede Cuba to the United
States in return for some commercial
eonoessions, bat our government would
not oonsent, ... „.
Discontent, financial disaster/ elisor
der and revolutionarysymptomB'are the
main features of the situation in Cuba.
There are, too, no less, evil, conditions
»nd forebodings of open outbreaks of
^!®»%tin ^exioo, nominally, republic
an and actually free,, but untrained in
either republican government or free in
stitutions, The worst feature of the
Mexican situation is the utter worthless
ness of most of. the local authorities.
Universal distrust prevails and no wis
dom or leademhip adequate for the cri
sis seems to ex'sfc
The value of exports of domestic cat
tle, hogs, beef, pork and.d&jry products
for March, 1884, wa8$iffl.^905 forVthe
same month in 1888, #10,484 825. For
the three months ended Maroh 31,1884,
$21,657,582, against $31,205,190, for the
corresponding roriod laat year. Beef
and porkfcroduettfor tie five months
ended March 81, 1884, $88,421,000,
against $48,048,900 fokthesame time in
-1888. Dairy
for eleven
months ended March 3i, 1884, $16,
204,048, against $12,093,972 for the
ooireepanding months in 1883.
Be porta from various sections of the
wheat-growing ^districts ol the country
state that the winter wheat in Illinois,
Ohio, Iowa and Indiana is in excellent
condition, injury by frost having been
confined exclusively to scatterea points
in the two former states. The plant in
Missouri has evidently been'badly dam
aged by oold weather. Wisconsin re
ports a falling off in the acreage of
spring wheat, as the farmers are giving
and MinnStota^MtftVe a larger acreage
*ban last y&^'mid there prospect of
the largest field for.i-years, no damage
A novel use has been found -for jaw
dust. Some one has recently secured a
patent for substituting it for sand in
plastering forhou^ea.'HeclaimBforit that
it is cheaper, fighter, Mariner, pioife P°r"
ous, and by its non-conducting qualities
renders .rooms capable of retaining heat
muoh longer* than ordinary plastering.
If these claims, or a majority of them,
can bejrabstantiated, we should judge
thhfJioieiho ordinary/diaed very.1 A
lumbering town like Muskegon might
readily supply enbugh of ^he lhateriol
now to plaster as many houses as there
are inphicago. ,Tfce extreme lightness
of the Smat^nalvriemai^s: jt'j possiblejfot
shipment long distances at moderate ex
pense, if properly boxed or oftmpressea
in a 1 I
The governroxAofflMrsjit Fort
ilton expre«s'the opinion thatthe dyna
mite gan with whioh they have been
expe^nl|ftagi^U'%(^e aTafeapoh of
temhle ditatMSofcVtoesSi nit Gol. Sam
ilton thinks it will be more serviceable
in warfare on landAthftn "oqfwater, be
cause he does not believe that a charg
of dynamite striking .'but not penetrat
ing the deck of a ship like the British
Thunderer would destroy the vessel.
It ifc eifaet,' however, that"the! action of
dynamite is downward,'and Ool. Hamil
ton may be mistaken as to the destruc
tiveness of the dynamite oartridge of the
new gun. It will be easy to determine
the force of his objection by exploding
100 pounds of ^dynamite on the surface
of a thick., Ther4
?%5lol«I1ttra^ih^parcof ^the
puhjftas to fflfe jpbflBibiuty of 'firing
dynamite oartridge, even with- oom
pressed air substitut^f^an1pbwa as
ft propelling force,"without any instan
taneous explosion of the cartridge, but
.toe^iavto%%ckres t^t :the gun st
Fort Hamilton wflTacoomph'sh it Blank
cartridges have been used in Jhe experi
ments. As to the accuracy of the gun
therfr,Aairb^tyo doftbt, and it may be'ex
pecitSa to send a" missile against a' ship
at a distance of two and perhaps throe
mil^ato^tmwpingly. If it wilt hur
dynamite oarmageeTas the inventor says
"twill, itwilloertainly effect a great rev
olutiomin warfare, ......
(Fran the Wuhiagtott Letter.]
Last year the managing editor of the
Providence (B. I.) Journal wrote Sena
tor Anthony's obituary, and h4d.it in
case of emergency. JfotSong ago this
young man died suddenly and Bepatafr
Anthony wrote the funeral sermon of the
editor who had calculated to survive
his employer many years. Senator An
thony owns half of the Providenoe Jour
nal, the income from whioh is $76,000
profit per annum. ^Not longago Mr.
P^wdfr^bly fiioro than
|l,00,0tol^jndc^hi^ripfes fojjj fri6nd.
"6 is sail rich and unmarried.
Teaching Thejn Ho^To.KIas.
A wicked correspondent of the Louis
wlle CojuieftJpurtisI l», been teaching
the unkiseih^aiid Unkissable M^daS
senontaa how to kiss. One of them ex
pressed a regret one day that she did
not know how it was done, or what
ly folding3)a©k, herr'heid and throwing
with a long, drawn breath, I utupou
hsr lips. Itwaa'a revelation to her
she (juivered |rtsftly,*^tit i|iBtead of re
turnmg iny^dsaj she oftdre iway'from
my embraoe and ran off to look herself
up, frightened, pleased and 'aBtaaiahed.
I wis satisfied that had done myself,
*9f gw.
think Rhi MtlipM id nyHm medita
tatiou for iwo dajrs. but at last I saw
and she told me with a deep blush,
sb* wfahed that she had been both
to b« kissed like that."
A Now Railroad.
Advtees of the 28d report the prapecta fa
inbla for the. cocstraotion of a nOlroad
wo-lake-shore-counties to Sturgeon
Killed bjr Bhoap BOBS.
Henry Birlow, a deaf and weak-minded boy
of 8 years, was bitten to death by foorfero
otons theepdogs, in an open field near Coch
ran, Ga., on the 22d inst.
Mow Mormons.
Among the emigrants arriving at Mew York
on the !n)th wore 818 raw reoruita for tho Mor
mon Obnreb, the remit or proselyting in En
gland, Wales and Boandinavta,
•, Frank James Acqaltted.
Tho trial ol Frank James at HuntavilK AlaiV
tor complicity in the Mussel Shoals mmder
oonelnded on the 25th, ending in a yerdiot of
Mrs.- Tabor's Diamonds.
Mr* ex-Sehator labor has roplevined her
ewels, alleged to be worth *15,000, from the
bank, in which they were deposited
by ames UcCSonrt, her late brothor, and by
whose creditors they were afterwards attached.
Burned to Boatli,
A Baleigh, N. O., dispatch ot the 25 th chron
icles the cremation of two boys, aged 10 and 12
years, in a burning house' at La Orange, and
tho borning of two ahildron in Edgecomb
Small Pox.
Great excitement was created among the
passohgers on a Grand Trunk train at Qode
rich, Oat., on the 23d, by the discovery of a
man afflicted with small-pox in one ot the pas
senger oars.
Panic In a .Hotel.
Fire broke out In the Boll restaurant and public
honse, London, on the night of tho 23d. The
building, which was filled with people, was
totally destroyed. Four table girls were burned
to death and a large number of gueBts burned
and otherwise injured.
Snow up North A
Dispatches of tho 23d report snow two feet
deep in the Lake Superior country and at Eagle
Harbor the ice is reported to be 83 inches thick
and solid. The treBtlowork at tho Calumet
mine, valued at $4,000, was blown down by a
reoent gale.
Murderous Organizations.
A dispatch of the 23d announces the discov
ery and arrest by tbo Sicilian police of the
members of two murder clubs, organizations,
the business of which was the taking of human
life for profit. One of these clubs is said to bo
guilty of thirty murders within a few months.
11 Another Slob.
A mob'at Mt Sterling, Ky., on tbe night of
the 24th, attempted to secure the keys of the
Jail for tho purpose of hanging a murderer
named Wm. Osborne, who had succeeded in
getting oif with a sentence of only five years.
The (rioters battered in tbe door of the jailer's
residence, bnt the jailer retreated to the upper
floor, well armed, and kept the mob at bay.
Another Burled City.
A London dispatch of tho 22d reports the
discovery by Prof. Maapero of a buried city,
supposed to -be the ancient Ehemnis of tho
Greeks, dating back to tho period of the Ptol
emies. Five catacombs have thus far been
opened and tho sites of 100 more discovered
It is thought they oontain at least 0,000 mum
1'anlc in a Circus.
During the performance of a circus at Sidoli,
Bucharest, on the ovening of the 21st inst., tho
roof of the structure feU in, putting out tho
lights and creating a panic, wbich was increased
by an alarm of fire. A rush was made by the
crowd, and women and children were trampled
upon. Five' persons are reported killed, 100
wounded and a large number' misBlng.
A Sculptorin Bankruptcy.
Lawes, the English sculptor, according to a
London dispatch of the 24th, is in bankrui
with dobts amounting to £25,000. BecesQy a
fellow sculptor, named Belt, secured a verdict
against him of jC5.000.for.lioel. Belt now has
the-'doabtful. pleasure of' fignriug as ODO of
Lawes' creditors to the amount of £11,000,
representing tho cosU and damages inthe libel
Marine Fire,
A dispatch of the 21st ihst., reports that the
French steamer Marseilles, from New Orleans
for Bordeaux with a cargo of cotton, caught firo
three dayB after leaving port and narrowly es
caped destruction. After a hard but unsuccess
ful fight with the llamos, the hatches were
battened down and tho Marseilles steamed into
Burmuda, whore assistance was secured and
the fire extinguished.
Supposed Dynamiter.
Somo weeks-ago a man giving'his name as
Nathan E. Fish, compositor, registered at tho
Carleton House, Now York, Boon afterward he
disappeared, and on the 22d his' body was
found in the river. An elimination of his
trunk revealed nineteen dynaibite cartridge?, a
quantity of fuse, and several nniquo pieces of
firearms. The man iB supposed to have beon a
member of the Irish dynamite party.
Two Thousand Killed.
A dispatoh of the 21st gives details of the
massacre: near Shendy, in Soudan. A' large
party left thatplaco on the 15th" inst., to aroid
Inevitable starvation, intending to march to
Berber., WilUe on the way they ^ero attacked
by Arabs, who killed without jneroy. Two
thousand are reported :to *hav(J been slain,'
many of tho bumber baing wotaen and "chil
dren. is-
A Big Shake.
Great consternation prevailed tbrougheut En
gland, on the morning of tbe 22d, on account
of a violent earthquake shock whioh convulsed
the island about 9:30 o'clock. The disturbance
was the most serious in tho eastern counttos,
principally in Essex and Suffolk. No lives were
lost, but the aggregate damago will be heavy.
At Colchester a churoh spire and several
chimneys were shaken down, and the inhabit
antSrbeoame pan!o-etrIekcn for a time.
Destruction l|i Ohio.
A destructive cyclone passed over Dayton,
O.. and vicinity on the 27tb. At Alexandria
and Carroll, ten miles south of Dayton, houses
were torn down and other damage done. An
.oldiady named Bntler was killedand three oth
ers seriously injured. The Soldiers' and Sail
ors' Home, at Xenia, was struck, and several
buildings demolished and two of the inmates
injured. Two-thirds of. the town of James
town waB swept out of existence by the wind
and six persons killeds. Hundred of people are
rendered homeless.
Financially Embarrassed
There were 189 failures in tho United States
and Canada during the seven days ending on
tho 25th, again of 13 over the provious woek.
MoKirgan Bros. A Luke, dry goods dealers,
Newark, N. J., failed on the 25th. Liabilities
858,000, assets 967,000.
Simpson, Stuart A' Co.", wholesale grocers,
Hamilton, Ont., suspended on the 224, with
liabilities amounting to $60,000.
Mayo & Clark, hardware dealers, St. Paul,
Minn., failed on tho 28d. Liabilities $135,000,
assets $156,000.
Gassils,'StimBon & Co., of Montreal, the
second largest leather house in Canada, failed
.'oifttho 22d, with liabilities of $500,000 or more.
.This announcement, coupled with that of the
sua pension of Simpson, Stuart A Co., whole
sale grooers, or Hamilton, with liabilities
amounting to $300,000, caused quite a flurry
on the Montreal exchange.
John H. Doane, aNew York lawyer and real
estate dealer, made an assignment on tho 23d.
His liabilities aggregate $1,000,000, and his
assets about the same.
Ciohrane & Young, rag and paper dealers at
Erie, Pa., failed on the 22d. Liabilities $135,
000 assets $100,000.
Tho mill of the Ludington, Wells & Van
Schaick Company at|Menominee, Mich., burned
on tbe nigbt of the 25th. Loss, $100,000: in
suranoe $60,000.
Afire in a dry goods establishment in London
on the 28th causod a^osa of tl,000.000.
The grain elevators of Smith, Hippen 4 Co.,
and Hndnnt & Co., at Pekin, III., burned on
the 27th. Loss abont $50,000.
Wolverton St Tinsman's saw mill at Williams
port, Pa., burned on the25tb. LOBS $40,000,
insurance $15,000.
J.- Koch A Co.'s clothing establishment at
Akrbn, O., was destroyed by fire on tbe 26th.
Loss $45,000 insurance $40,000.
The building o:onpled by the Bcovillo Manu
facturing Company and J. P. Thomas, cabinet
maker, New York, burned on the 24th. Loss,
Fire in' Ghegar's book-house, on Church
Street, New York, on tbe night of the 25th, de
stroyed property valued at $40,000.
The American Oak Leather Company's tan
nery at Cincinnati, one of the largest establish
ments of the kind In the world, was destroyed
br fire on tbe 24th. Loss, $400,000 tnsumice
Tbe largo factory known as Bagumore mill,
at Fall River, Mass., burned on tbo 24th, in
volving a loss of $500,000.
Loretto convent, at London, Ont,
burned on the 24th. Loss, $20,000.
Fire at New Orleans, on the 24tb, partially
destroyed the establishment of Baker A Co.,
taddtou. Loss, $50,000.
The Providence Company's cotton mtn« &t
Fitchville, Conn., were destroyed by fire on the
23d. Loss over $100,00D.
Afire at South Coventry, Conn., on the 38d,
destroyed tho Washington Flannel Mill. It
was insured for $188,000.
Tariff Are cane fields, four huts and many
head of cattle, belonging to the Congtcss
plantations, in the provinoe of Puerto Principe,
were destroyed by fire on the 39d.
Wamsleyville, o., was entirely destroyed by
fire ontho 22d. Lais $20,000.
Belmpnt Castlo, near Dandee. Scotland,
which ttntained many valuable paintings, was
consnsied by fire on tiie 21st.
Beeds ot Blood.
Ijnke Phipps, who shot his wife dead on a
Detroit Biver ferry boat last August, was rouna
gouty on the 26tb, and sentenced to be hanged.
The murder was committted on tbe Canadian
side, henoe tho authorities of Sandwich Onu,
where-thetrial took place, will attend'to the
GoloondajllL, is wildly excited over the fatal
shooting of ex*8heriS Frank Waters, vby an
unknown person who fired throtifeh a window
or Waters' house On the night of tho Mtli.
Charles Morrell, who was paying attention to a
young lady who also accepted Waters'company,
has been attested on suspicion..
Adelbort Enowlton, a farmer living- near
Whitewater, hung himself duHhff'a fit of In
sanity on tbo 26tb. Ho was 40 years of age.
An old farmer named Jellerson, living near
Andnbon, la., was dragged from his hod on the
night of tho 26th by four masked meto and
banged to a tree in his own yard. A half
witted son is suspected of complicity in the
A Chicago dispatch of the 24th reports the
snicide in the lake at that place of an unknown
man aged abont 30 years, with dark hair and
brown moustache.
W. H. Lent, secretary of tbe Bodie Mining
Company, was found doad on tbo streets of San
Francisco, on tho morning of' the 28d, with a
bullet through his heart.
The Viceroy of Yun Nan, China, died under
suspicious circumstances, on the 23d, apS it is
believed he committed suicide.
James Nicholson murdered his wife at Bos
ton on the 22d.
Jno. Coyle expiated tho crime of mnrder on
the gallows at Gettysburg, Pa., on the 23d.
Two Kentucky desperadoes named Flymi and
Halo, killed each other in an affray at Irving,
Ky., on the 21st.
Hugo Schsnok and Earl Schlossarek. tbe
servant girl murderers, wero banged at Vienna,
Austria, on tho morning of the 22d.
Engone Barker, a police olHoer, was fatally
shot, at Newport, B. L, on the 22d, by Wm.
8hay, whom he waa trying to arrest for disorder
ly oonduct
Chas. Frike, an old resident ot Waukogan,
Dl., killed his second wifo with a club, on tho
21st, in a qua: :el over the disposition of some
property. Frike is too ill to leave his bed, and
may not live to stand trial.
A. L. Steams, insane, suicided at Janesville,
Wis., by jumping into the river on the 21st
The little village of Canisto, Minn,,-was the
scone of a brutal murder and BUicido on the
afternoon of the 20th. William Loffetmaker,
a young Prussian, while temporarily insane,
shot and killed his wife, and then put an end
to his own life.
Minor Mention. K' .'
The Globe store, at Alton, 111., burnod on
tbo 21st inst. Loss, $20,000.
Tho Northern Chief Iron Company, of Wau
sau, with capital Btock of $3,000,000, filed arti
cles of incorporation with tho Secretary of
Stato at Madison, Wis., on the 26th.
The rolling mill men at Pittsburg, Pa., have
struck against a 10 per cent reduction in wages.
Tbo Western Union Company has made a
rednotionof 50 percent, on night messages to
a large number of cities.
A. boy received probably fatal injuries by
walking into the elevator shaft at LeidersdorfB
tobacco factory, Milwaukee, on tho 25th.
Two unknown men attempted to lump from
a moving freight train at Sandwich, 111., on the
25th. They were both killed, and their bodies
badly mangled.
Amos Seldomrich and Robert Howe lost their
lives on the 24th by the premature explosion of
a blast at Morgautown, Pa.
A railway train ran into a horso and wagon
at Pittsbnrg, on tho 24tb, demolishing the rig
and killing Casper Banner, tho driver.
The death of Marie Taglioni, tho famom
dancer, is announced from Marseilles, Franco,
on the 24th.
Bonnie West, the last of tho juvenile fire
bugs, of Milwaukee, was sentenced to tho Re
form School at Wankosha.on the 24th.
Thomas Hopkins, an' employe of the West
Milwaukee' railway shops, in attempting to
board a morning train, on tbe 24th, fell be
tween the cars and was instantly killeid.
A deficit of $12,000 was discovered on tho
23d, iu tbe finances of tho Massachusetts state
Dr. Abram D. Babcock, formerly of Fond dn
Lao, waB arrested at Syracuse, N. Y., on the
22d, charged with criminal malpractice.
Willie Gray, aged 13, son of an Anoka.
Minn., shoo merchant, was killed on the 22di
by the accidental discharge of a revolver in
the hands of a companion while engaged in a
Frank Denalt, the defaulting president of
the Loadvillo Bank, was arraigned at Cleve
land, on the 23d. He waived examination and
was remanded to jail in defanlt of $20,000
bail. Ho will be taken to Denvor.
Tildon G. Abbott, who iB charged, with
robbing the Watertown, Mass. bank Of $49,000
was arrested on the 22d, at Pieroo City, Mo.,
where he had established himself in the cloth
ing bnsinoss under an assumod name.
James Carlisle, an old resident, died sudden
ly at his home in Muzomanie, Wis., on tbe 23d.
The Arctic Bteamer Alert arrived at New York
on the 22d inst.
Conductor John Dillon was killed and sev
eral passengers injured by a railroad collision
near Athens, O., on the 22d.
MOSOB Glessner ioHt bis lifo whilo endeavor
ing to remove the furniture from his burning
dwelling at Marion, Ind., on the 22d.
Gen. W. Sicb, a well-known lumberman, was
killed at Chicago, on the 22d, by a switch on
A man named Beach, and his wife, were ran
down by an engine at Minneapolis, on the 22d.
Both wero badly hurt—Beach probably fatally.
It is said they were intoxicated.
A fishing party of six persons wore run down
bv a night boat in the Hudson River at Ver
pianck Point, N. Y.,' on the night of tbe 2tet,
and tho whole party diownod.
An extensive washout on tho Delaware A
Hudson Railroad on the 20tb, suspended traflio
between Whitehead and Ticonderoga, N. Y.
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Ml A Strange Institution,
(From Obambers' Jonrnal,]
Among the oral traditions of the past
in Cambridge, there is handed down to
the modern nndereradnate an aooottnt
ot a secret society whioh was established
in the university at a remote period of
time, and whioh was called the Lie
Society. At the weekly meetings ofjthe
members an ingenious falsehood was
fabricated, which frequently referred to
some person locally known, and whioh
waa probably not altogether free from
scandal. It was the duties of all-the
members to propagate this invented
story as much as possible by relating it
to every one they met. Each member
had to make a note of the altered form
in whioh the lie thus circulated came
round to him individually, and these
were read out at the next meeting with
all the copious additions and changes
the story had received passing from one
to the other, often to such an extent as
to leave but little of the original fabric
left. After a time the society began to
languish, and soon after disappeared
AFBW nights ago vandals out the
fence surromtding the ranch of County
Olerk Baker, near Crawford, Tex. The
next day Mr. Baker's neighbors, to the
number of fifty or more, assembled and
proceeded to rebnild the out fence. The
action of the termors showed that fenise
outting will soon be a thing of the past
Another Meeting of the Trunk Line As
sociation, atChleago.
CHICAGO, April 25.—The conference
between the rtipreeentatives of the Bur
lington Bailioad and -officials of-the
roads In the Western Trunk Line Asso
ciation assembled at 2 o'clook, this after
noon. No definite and flzwl settle
ment of the difEerenees was
reached, nor can there be Until
a basis ior pooling the competitive
Colorado and Nebraska business be
tween the: Burlington and Union Pacific
roads has been dgteed upon. -If a satis
factory understanding between the two
roads can be reached as to this question
it was conceded at the conference that
the adjustment of the other matter in
the controversy will be possible.
The territory to be embodied in
a compromise has been agreed
.upon, but the matter of percentages
has not been arranged, and an adjourn
ment was taken to enable the Union
Pacific and Burlington roads to ascer
tain the amount of the competitive traffio
within the territory agreed upon oarried
by their respective lines, as a basis upon
which to estimate percentages. This
will require a delay of fully two weeks,
and if the' officials of the two
roads on this finding cannot agree upon
the question of percentages it
was decided that the matter should be
left to arbitrators. In the meantime
rateB are to be maintained. Parties in
terested declare that an amicable ad
justment of all matters now in dispute
appears very probable.
MONDAY, April 21.—Tho bankruptcy biU was
taken up and passed. A bill waa introduced
appropriating $1,000,000 to aid tbe New Orleans
Exposition. A joint resolution was introduced
proposing an amendment to the constitution
permitting tho President to veto a portion ot an
appropriation bill while approving the remain
der. Adjourned.
TUESDAY, April 23.—A bill was passed grant
ing permission to build a free bridge over the
Cumberland River at Nashville, Tenn. Among
a number of pension bills passed was one
granting $50 a month to tho widow of Itear
Admiral McDougall. The Chair laid bofore the
Senate the plenro-pnenmonia bill. Adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, April 23.—A bill was reported
and placed on the calendar providing for gov
ernment cortrol of the Sault 8te. Marie Canal,
in Michigan. A bill to protect Indian reser
vations from nnlawful cutting of timber, was
taken up and passed. A bill to define tbe rank
of certain medical officers in tho army was also
passed. Adjourned.
TBUBSSAY, April 24.—A communication was
received from tlio attorney-general asking for
an appropriation of $00,000 for the payment of
jurors' and witness' fees in United States
courts for whioh there is no money in hand.
The committee oh territories made favorable
report on the bill to admit Tacoma into the
Union as a state. The bill to amend the pen
sion laws in regard to attorneys' fees was re
ported favorably from tho committee on pen
sions. A bill to amend the revised statutes re
lating to trespassing on Indian lands passed
FniDAY, April 25.—A inessago from the
House was received non-concurring in the
Senate amendments to the naval appropriation
bill, and a committeo. of conforonco was ap
pointed. The bill to provide for a bureau of
labor statistics was reported favorably. The
plenro-pnenmonia bill was taken np but no ao
tion taken. Adjourned till Monday.
MONDAY, April 21.—Bills introduced: For
tho establishment of a bureau of silk culture
to reduco tbe internal revenue on apple, peach
and grape brandy to admit free of dnty arti
oles intended for tho Louisville Exposition. A
motion was made to suspend the rules and pass
a bill creating a bureau of navigation in the
Treasury Department. Tbe motion was agreed
to and the bill passed, Adjourned.
TDESOAV, April 22.—A bill was introduced
anthoi using the appointment of an additional
oircuit jndge for tho Seventh Judicial District
An order was mado to provide for evening ses
sions for debate on tho tariff bill, and tho even
ing session was spent in the discussion of {he
bill. Adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, April 23.-A'bill was reported
from the committee on pnblio lands to prevent
tho nnlawful occupancy of such lands. Tho
greater portion of the day was spent in a dis
cussion of the contest over tho Kansas seat
olaimed by Wood and Peters. The result was
tho adoption of tbo majority report of tbe com
mitteo declaring tho latter duly entitled to tho
seat. Adjourned.
TntmeDAY, April 24.—Tho Senate bill for tho
relief of F. G. Schwaltka, of Oiegon, was
passed. Also a resolution to lease tno Board
of Fish Commissioners, of Michigan, a strip of
land adjacent to the Sault Sto. Mario Canal.
Tho'evening session was taken up by the debato
on tbe Morrison tariff bill. Adjourned.
PHI DAY, April 25.—The House went into com
mittee of tbo whole on the private calendar,
and along debato took place on the bill for the
reliof of Mrs. Myra Clark GaincB, which was
finally laid aside witliont action. Fifteen pen
sion bills were passed at the ovening session.
SATcnDAY, April 26.—Tbo House, after mak
ing radical ohanges, adopted tho bill designed
to remove ccrtain hardens from tbo American
morchant marine. The most important amend
ment provides that it shall be lawful for any
citizen of tho United States to import iron on
stool-built steamships of not less than 4,000
tons measurement free of dnty and that such
ships shall be admitcd to American registry,
provided such ships shall be the exclusive
property of citizens of tbe United States.
The Market Value of Humbug.
[From tbo Chemistry of Cooltcry.]'
Taking arrowroot as an example. To
the chemist arrowroot is a starch in as
pare a form as can be found in nature,
and he applies this description to all
kinds of arrowroot but looking at the
"price current" in the Grocer of the
current week (February 16), I find uu
dor the first item, whicn is arrowroot,"
the following: Bermuda, per pound,
Is to 2s" "St. Vincent and Natal, 21
to 8id" and this is a fair example of the
usual differences of tbe price of this
commodity. Nine farthings to ninety
six farthings, is a wide range, and
should express a wide difference of qual
ity. I have on several occasions, at
long intervals apart, obtained samples
of the high-priced Bermuda, and even
"missionary" arrowroot, supposed to
be perfect, brought home hy immaou
lato missionaries themselves, and there
fore worth three and sixpence per
pound, and have compared this with the
two-penny or three-penny St. Vincent
Natal." I find that the only difference
is that, on boiling in the given quantity
of water, the Betmuda produces a some
what stiller jelly, the which additional
tenacity is easily obtainable by using a
little more two-penny (or I will say four
penny, to allow a good profit on retail
ing) to the same quanity of water. Put
ting it commercially, the Natal, as re
tailed at four-pence per pound, and the
Bermuda at its usual price of three shill
ings, I may safely say that nine .ounces
of Natal, costing two-penoe farthing, is
£qnal to eight ounces of Bermuda, cost
ing eighten-pence. Both are starch, and
starch is neither more nor less than
starch, unless it be that the best Ber
muda at tlrno shillings per pound is
starch plus humbug.
pig A New Danger to Dudes.
[From tbe PhUadelpbU Record.)
"Here, conductor, this young mans
The words were uttered in a tone of
great excitement by a stout woman of
about forty years of age last evening in
a Columbia Avenue car, and as she
(poke a slim youth who was seated be
side her in a corner of the oar fell for
ward and dropped in a heap upon the
A doctor was hurriedly summoned,
and after a disappearance of about ten
minutes the young man and phymoian
came out of tho room, which had been
kept closed, arm in arm. Tbe young
man's face was still pale and he walked
with a perceptible tremor. The doctor
said: "That is the fourth case thi"
month I have seen of the deadly effects
of wearing tight trousers, and bid that
young man not been attended to prompt
ly he might have been in great danger,"
"Tight trousers," queried a bystander
"Yes, sir tight trousers! Why, you
cannot imagine how often wo doctors
have to treat bases of illness brought on
by no other .cause.: Take that ydiing
man, for instaobe his' trousers were at
least four ciees too' small for him not
wo short, of course, but too tight, and
for. hours and hours he had been walk,
ing about with a pressure of at least 275
pounds to the square inch oh his olexii
vivisectori arteries, which axe situated
in the cplves of-the human leg. This
tremendous pressure foroes the blood
into ohannels not able to carry it with
out straining, and although the victim
feels no pain he iB liable at any moment
to topple over in. a swoon, and unless re
lief is promptly given along and serious
illness is likely to follow. It is a simlhir
trouble to that experienced when it was
the fashion for ladies to wear very tight
sleeveB, except that in-the case of- tight
trousers the material is heavier, the ar
teries larger and the result apt to be
more dangerous and difficult to relieve.
The American Oak leather Company's
Works atOlnclnnatl Destroyed.
CINCINNATI, April 24.—The American
Oak Leather Tannery, occupying the
square bounded by Henner Street, Mo
Lean Avenue, Dalton and Florence
Streets burned at an early hour this
morning, excepting the japanning de
partment, which was saved by the des
perate work of the fire department.
There were 45,000 hides in the factory.
The loss will reach {400,000. Insurance
$800,000. Portions of the tannery were
burned a year ago. Four hundred peo
ple are thrown out of employment.
So far efforts to obtain a full list of in
surance are fruitless. The members of
the firm lefuse to give details. It was
ascertained from other sources that the
insurance was mainly placed in local
companies and in companies represented
here. The fire originated in the drying
room above the boiler and was discov
ered by the watchman while lighting
the fire under the boiler about 2 o'clock
this morning. The spread ol
the flames was rapid and the spectacle
waB one of remarkable brilliancy, as the
great building seemed to be all aflame
at once. There were many narrow es
capes from falling walls, but no injuries
were reported. Tbe establishment is
the largest of the kind in the world.
The capital stock is $1,000,000. J. E.
Morey is president, S. M. Lamont, vice
president, and August Fogel, secretary
and treasurer. 1'bere is no question of
the ability of the company to repair its
losses and proceed with business.
She Was Kissed by Washing-ion.
(From the New York World.]
Mre. Phoebe Towle, an inmate of Miss
Hattie L. Melvin's Little Faith Home
for the Homeless, Friendless and In
curable, on Arlington Street, Newark,
will be 103 years old if she lives until
the 4th of July next, A record in her
old family Bible shows that she was
born at 4 o'clock in the afternoon of
July 4,1781, iu Hoboken, and that her
parents' name was Seeley. She van
sitting up in bed when a reporter for the
World saw her yesterday afternoon, and
the nurse said that the old lady had been
so weak during the past five months that
sho had to be lilted from the bed, Mrs.
Towle has blue gray eyes, thin white
hair, plump cheeks, but her arms and
body are thin and worn. She said that
only one of her children, a daughter
flfty-Bix years old, is alive.
"My father was a carpenter," Mrs.
Towle said to the reporter, "and he
built the first house on the Hoboken
hills. I remember when there was not
more than a score of houses in Hoboken
and Jersey City, and over in New York
it was all a swamp back of where the
City Hall now is. Near the Tombs
planks were laid for people to cross the
street and short cuts were made through
the lots up to Oanal Street, where there
was a big pond. We used to pluok
daisies and buttercups up there, and the
people used to meet on the Battery on
warm nights. Father often rowed me
across the river from Hoboken to New
York. Sometimes we went in boats
worked by horses. We used to climb
down the muddy bank of the river to go
into the boats and on the New York side
wo clambered up at low tide. It was a
long time before people would venture
on a steamboat. 1 have seen them kneel
and pray that the Lord might let them
return safe from aNew Yotk^trip,
"Yes, I saw Gen. Washington once,"
the old lady said in reply to a question,
"but it was so long ago, so long agol
Father took me to the Battery, in New
York, where a great crowd was gathered,
and he carried me in his arms, for I was
a tiny bit of a girl then. When the peo
ple all began to cheer and swing their
hats and wave their pocket-handker
chiefs, father raised me above his head
so' I could see Washington and his offi
cers. I saw in a big yellow and black
coach a tall man with ahead as white as
a sheet. He was bowing and smiling
to the people, and I remember that he
had a black ooat, black breeches and
black silk stookinge. Father carried me
close to the tavern where Gen. Washing
ton was to stop, and when the General
stepped from the carriage father held
me up for Washington to kiss. Another
nioe man who, if I remember right, was
Gen. Lafayette, patted me on the head.'
Gen. Washington came outon thepiazza
of the tavern, so that all the people
could get a good look at him. My fath
er, who had seen him in the war, was so
wild with delight that he cheered until
he was hoarse. That night the people
lighted bonfires over on the Jersey City
and Hoboken hills and at Paulus Hook,
It was so long ago that I oan't remember
everything, but I know that the sky wns
red from the bonfires on Brooklyn hill
and Staten Island aud away back on the
Orange Mountain.
"I had good health until three years
ago. At one t|me I was in comfortable
circumstances, but I lost every thing and
kind ladies got me in here."
Most Desolate Part of the Ocean.
[From the Philadelphia Kccord.)
The schooner Chart* E. Moody,
Gapt. Gates, arrived at Almond Street
wharf yesterday from the islands of
d'Acunha, situated in the South Atlan
tic ocean, in the most desolate snot in
the world. She stopped at Martinique
to get a cargo of sugar. The Moody
was chartered by New York parties to go
to these islands to secure a cargo
guano. The vessel was compelled
abandon the enterprise, owing,to her in
ability to make a landing, there being
no harbors on the coast« Oapt. Gates,
on January 12, visited in a small boat
both Tristan d'Acunha and Nightingale
Island. Nightingale is uninhabited.
The other island has ninety-seven in
habitants, descendants of shipwrecked
sailors. All were enjoying good health,
and the mojority of tho population were
women, who are described as being very
tall and handsome. They seemed sharp
at trading, but were without education
and very indolent and lazy. The cap
tain also describes a lake of fresh water
which -was situated on the top of a moun
tain 8,000 feet above the surface of the
sea, and in whioh the tide ebbed and
flowed. No merchant vessel has ever
been known to visit the islands, and
there are not probably ten men in this
country who have ever been there. After
seotiring laborers an attempt was made
to explore Nightingale Island, which
was found rich with guano, oovered with
eggs and thronged with penguins.
Egorte to obtain a dead-and-alive cargo
were futile, owing to the impossibility
of finding a safe anchorage. -The-jgov^
ernor or head man of Tristan d' Acunba
said ttafe a valuable dog had escaped
from H. M. B. surveying ship Challan.
ger, eleven years ago. It was searched
for, found and taken on' hoard the
Moody, but died on the passage to Mar
tinique. The islands visited are situ
ated in lat. 87.6, long. 12.02, are olaimed
by the English, and a British garrison
was at one time maintained there.
United States veiisels pever visit the
McCheflney, the St. Lonli. Gambler Con*
victed of Frand* 1..
ST. Louis, April 25.—Warren F. Mc-
Oliesney was couvioted this meaning, of
fraud for trying to extort 02,000 from
the St. Louis Brewers' Association, and
the jury assessed bis punishment at two
yeara in the penitentiary. McOhesney
is a well-known figure in local politics and
is generally credited with being the head
of the gamblers' ring. He was mixed
up in all the police and gambling scan
dals, and is believed to be a man of pe
culiar influence through his dark
practices. He was indicted at the time
of the police gambling imbroglio^ for
attempted bribery and for fraud. The
trial on the bribery oharge resulted in a
hung jury. His conviction to-day was
a matter of surprise, as it was believed
almost impossible that he could be con
victed. He has for years figured in
every local scandal connected with gam
bling. The jury joined in a recom
mendation for mercy, iu which his at
torneys joined. He has also made a mo
a a
Aid to the Injured.
[From New York Life.]
1. Bites of all sorts are painful, and
if not treated with expedition and skill
they sometimes prove very dangerous.
The most common kinds are those re
ceived from dogs, mosquitoes and bears.
The rarest kinds aro trilobites and Jao
2. One seldom if ever gets a bite
when out fishing.
3. If about to be bitten by a dog, while
serenading or foraging in a melon
patch, immediately take some violent
exercise'in order to preserve a good cir
culation. For instance, run a mile or so
without stopping.
4. Never stop running because there
is a man with a club apparently chasing
the dog—sometimes he is encouraging
5. If this does not accelerate the
action of the heart, climb the nearest
6. Do not get down for the purpose
of rescuing a sample of your trousers.
This is one of the dog's perquisites, and
he wants it for his scrap-Dook.
7. When a mosquito begins to bite do
not slap him. Some authorities insist
that you should let him finish and then
offer him a toothpick and an after
dinner cigar.
8. The above rule applies strictly to
mosquitoes and must not be extended
to inolude dogs or bears.
9. On suddenly entering a parlor
where the mistletoe hangs you may sur
prise a young man apparently in the
aotof biting a young lady on the oheek.
The symptoms which follow this gener
ally inolude blushing and a tendency to
tnlk about the weather. The most pop
ular remedy is a solitaire ring applied
to the third finger of the young lady's
left hand.
A Second Husband Draws the tine.
[From tbe Portland Oregon!an.]
On the 22d of December last Badolph
Borutck, employed in the iron mine at
Oswego, was killed by the acoidential
upsetting of a car. His widow received
$500 on an accident policy, out of whioh
sum she determined to pay for a
stone to be placed at her husband's
grave, on whioh should be recorded a
just tribute to his memory. Three
months fiom tho day Burbeok was
killed, to wit, on the 2M of Maroh, she
was united in the bonds of holy wedlock
to ono Myers, and both looked forward
to years of connubial felicity. The
next day they wero wedded the stone for
Burbeck's grave arrived, and Mrs.
Myers asked her new husband if he
would kindly have it taken to the grave
yard where lay the remains of his prede
cessor. Mr._ Myers consented, and
provided a pair of oxen and a pled, the
common means of transportation in
that locality, to remove the marble slab
to its destination. Next day Mrs. My
ers asked her husband if he would be so
good as to place the stone in position.
This was more of a strain than his af
fection could bear. He informed her
that he was ready to fulfill all the duties
resonably required of a liuBband, but he
drew tho line at planting a stone at the
grave of his predecessor. This pro
duced a coolness between the pair which
withered the tender flower Of their
young love, and the next day Mr, My
ers left for tho salmon fishing-grounds at
Astoria, expressing his intention of tak
ing the next steamer at the end of the
fishing season and going far away.
An Engineer's Story.
[From the Oblcago Herald.]
I'm always dreading going to sleep,
and I suppose it's that constant fear
that has so disciplined my mind that
I no sooner lose consciousness than I
give a sort of musoular jump and am
aroused in a jiffy. Talking about how
long it takes a man to dream, now-I
want to tell you something: I was run
ning No 4. into Chicago one morning,
when 1 had been on duty eighteen hours
and hadn't had any sleep for twenty-six.
Just as we pasted the little stntion at
Utica, between Ottawa and LaSalle—
you know, No. 4 doesn't stop there—
I dropped asleep. Then I had a dream
—a great long ODO about an aocidcnt.
A train order was mixed up in it, and, as
it wasn't quite clear, I remember how I
studied over the words, it seemed to
me, for ten or fifteen minutes. Then I
dreamed there was a oollision we struck
and it threw me up in the air thirty or
forty feet clear of the engine. I mind
how I felt up there, and I wondered
where I'd land and if any of the pas
sengers were killed. It wasn't a pleasant
sensation, either, you can imagine.
Then it seemed I come down, and
straight enough, landed on my seat,
with my left hand on the throttle. At
that very instant I awoke, and it seemed
so real that for an instant I oould hardly
realize there hadn't been any oollision
and I hadn't been up in the air. Well
that dream was full of details, and a
good deal of time seemed to elapse be
tween its beginning and its end but
when I looked out of my window I'll
be oussedif there wasn't the switch-light
of Utioa siding right ahead of me. You
see I hadn't run fifteen rods while all
that dreaming was going on, and I was
making at least forty-five miles an hpur.
Wanted a Divorce.
SijgSSAi' Irascible Monarch. wf
[Prom the New York Tribune.]
A gentleman of this city, whe spent
some time at St. Petersburg during the
reign of Nioholas, relates of that irascible
monarch that he once entered the draw
ing-room of the Winter Palaoe, where
the other members of tb^f Imperial fam
ily were gathered for the utiial evening
"tea-drinkiug," with a terrible scowl
upon his faoe. and when the EmprMfl in
Btantly rbso arid, not regarding bisj)lack
looks, offered him a cup of u«y he Berce
lr dashcd^lrcpi her hasd^p the floor.
With no sign of emotion she filled a sec
ond cup and presented it to him. Now
thiroloud had passed, and he acoepted it
with a charming smile, and bestowed a
kiss upon the hand that offered it.
The cause of his rude behavior in the
former instance was a suspicion that the
Empsess had been meddling with some
political affairs.
A Canadian Newspaper's fletfr of the Sit
TOBONTO, April 25.—The Globe edi­
torial on thadiscontent in the North
west says:
Thero la still danger of serious trmiblo in
Manitoba and the Northwest. Tho oppression
of tariff, the oppression of railroad monopoly,
tbo great injustice done by tbe disallowance
of provincial railway charters and the injury
done to all interests by tho mismanagement of
lands, havo produced a feeling of
irritation and determination to obtain
redress, of -which the resolution pasBed
by tbo Manitoba Legislature is tho firtt serious
outcome. If the redress bo refused at Otta
wa, or if the terms offered be unsatisfactory,
they are resolved to carry their complaints and
demands to the throne. The colonial office
will, no doubt, bo unwilling to interfere ex
cept as a mediator, but tbe imperial govern
ment will not liko to learn tbat a community
growing upon tbo United States-frontier, and
so far away from the Canadian center of govern
ment, has serious grievances and is unable to
obtain redress.
COACHING sunshades are more sub
stantial and less gaudy, than they were,
but come just as high.
SMALL, not to say tiny, diamonds are
now the correct thing among ladies who
are supposed to sot fashions.
THE mourning bonnet of the period is
aB expensive as one that represents a
light heart and a taste for gajety.
CONSERVATIVE swells do not take kind
ly to the new spring silk hat, wbich re
calls tho headgear of the 'sport."
WASHING one's face iu water in which
oatmeal has soaked is nbw recommended
to ladies whose highest ambition is a
beautiful complexion.
AMONG champagne pitchers tho best
are those with a distinct oompartment
for the ice. Iu these the wine is cooled
but not adulterated in the least.
NEW spring bonnets are certainly very
beautiful, but it would interest horti
culturists to know where the flowers
grow that are represented on some of
PUFFED sleeves are going out of fash
ion with John Giipin rapidly. The
made most women look deformed, am
when this was discovered the fashion
was doomed.
FOUB diamonds in a row on a bar of
gold is the swellist thing just now for
ladies. At least, this is what the fash
ionable jewelers say, and it is their
brilliant business to know all about it.
AY'S muohdescribed
dress of white velvet oovered with rob
ins' breasts is entitled to the modiste's
first prize. If this is not available, it
should certainly take the cake.
HARLEQUIN costumes are among the
prominent sensations of the spring.
They are made of five or six different
materials, but of colors and patterns
to "harmonize in the most effective
JUMBO salt-cellars are something new.
They are of silver, larger than tho owl
patten), and tho salt comes out of the
elephants trunk. In the grobery stores
table salt always comes out of a box.
TRAVELING bags of leopard skin with
solid silver mounting, and silver initials
on the sides, are the latest. It is
thought they will be most appreciated
by young gentlemen who do not object
to attracting attention.
TINTED glasses for white wines just
imported are.very dainty and beautiful.
The old-fashioned shape is retained, but
the quality of the glass is finer and the
hues and colors exceedingly "rain-bow
NOBODY puts "K. S. V. P." on invita
tions any more. The stylo or custom is
obsolete now, and when in these modern
fashiouable days the initials are seen,
Mrs. Grundy will exclaim "oountry" or
THIS Beason's ribbons are magnificent.
The quality is remarkably fine, the
colors beautiful and the combinations—
different shades on either Bide—"just
too lovely for anything," to quote those
for whom they are intended.
WHITE gauntlet kid gloves for "dress
occasions," as the advertisement says,
have bunches of flowers embroidered on
that part of the glove tbat lies between
the wrist and elbow. The flowers are
evidently of the kind that grew in Eden.
THE inoreased favor with which the
fashionable young lady of the period re
gards pedestrianiBm may accoilnt for
the fact that French heels are not much
seen nowadays. Probably those who
mourn most are physioians who make a
specialty of spinal trouble.
BRAID used to be considered good
enough for binding skirts, but at a re
ception the other evening, a lady pres
ent wore a black silk dress bound with
gold bullion. Everybody said it is worth
more than $10 a yard and that she used
to take in washing and her husband
worked in a mill.
LADIES' travelin'g hats arc very stylish,
not to say jaunty, and are more Paris
thau London. Those imported by the
leading hatters, nearly all of whom now
deal in feminine headgear, and are dis
played in the shop window, are beanti
(ul to look at, but expensive to pur
chaso. But, of course, they sell, for
Miss Flora MoFlimsy cannot live by in
spection alone.
Financial Quotation.
,,„r, [From Texas Sittings.]
A thinly, and yet, neatly clad littlo
girl, approached tho bench during a lull
in a Denvor court and told the judge
she wanted to get a divorce for her
mother, because her father would not
work at all, and took all the money her
mother mado with her needle and
bought whisky with it. Then, because
her mother had no money to give him
the night before, and her brother who
sold papers was siok and couldn't work
her father had beaten all of them nearly
to death, she being the only one wbo
was able to get out of the house. Her
mother said if she was able to go ts the
court house she would get a divorce and
never allow the drunken brute to come
about them, so she thought she would
slip out and get it. The judge regretted
his inability to comply with her request,
but bad the brute before him in less
than half an hour and made it pleasant
for him.
"What are you crying about, little
boy?" asked a kind-hearted old gentle
man of a little boy who was weeping bit
terly in front of the Brunswick Hotel in
Austin, The trembling ohild explained
between his sobs that his father had
given him a nickel with which to buy
some purchases at a corner grocery for
the brutal parent, and, having lost the
coin, the boy would bo beaten and cruel
ly ill-treated on his return without
either the tonic or the money. "Here,
my little boy, here you have another
nickel," and the stranger handed over
the coin, but the urchin still wept, re
fusing to be comforted. "Why do you
continue to shed tears?" asked the old
gentleman. "Because if I hadn't lost
the other nickel I would have two now,
and I could have bought me a 10-oent ci
gar. It is the general impression in
Austin that the first niokel the boy lost
was a myth.
Solved tho Difficulty.
J. [From the Philadelphia 0»11.J^'
"Wui you give me ten cents for a
dtink?" asked a tramp.
"Your frankness is so refreshing,"
replied the gentleman, that I would be
glad to accomodate you, but, unfortu
nately, I have nothing leBS than a quar
"H'm, that is rather embarrassing.
You wouldn't care to give me the quar
teri I suppose?"
"Hardly. In fact
have only a
quarter in my pocket, and I shttll prob
ably want a drink myself before din
"I see," replied the tipmp, ««the
situation is decidodly complicated. Al
low me to think for a moment. Ah I
have it. Just give me the quarter, and
we will take a little aip together at mv
AN assay of Schenectady County, N.
Y., gold Send has given 810 to tho ton.
Horrible ITalifrof Four Children la MortU
BAI,BIOH IN. 0., April 25.—A horri-
blo story coines from La Grange, N. C..
George Hill and wife (colored) left hom«
to go to chui'ch. leaving in the house
two boys, a son and nephew of Hill,
aged 10 and 12 years, a littlo girl and a
baby. Fire broke out, when the girl
awoke, threw the baby out of-,the win
dow and then sprang out. Theboysdidl
not awake in time to esoapo suffocation.
Jake Wilkes and wife, living in Edge
oomb County, left two children locked
up in a house.' When they returned the
house was a pile of afihe*. No trace of
the children was found.
TWELVE hundred head of cattle have
been purchased in Waseca for shipment
to Montana.
BURGLARS broke into the store of Mr.
Sommers, at Heron Lake, and took 8100
worth of goods.
MRS. BAKBB of Otsego, who his been
blind for abouteighteen years, has .'ately
recovered her Bight.
FRANK CBOWSON, of Saratoga, recent
ly captured eleven young wolves in a
straw-stack, receiving $88 bounty.
LITTLE FALLS people have contributed
100 city lots to aid the establishment of
a company to improve the water power.
THE second examination of Wood and
MoLeod for assaulting Editor Green, of
the Le Sueur Sentinel, resulted iu a dis
agreement of the jury.
O'KELLY, the Moorhead express thief,
is missing and the officers are hunting
for him, having discovered a little for
gery in addition to his other crimes.
ON the Black Hoof Biver Osterhout
& Hughart aie using their dams and
flooding the stream over tho ice, making
some progress with their logs in that
novel manner.
A. J. DBMETLES, of SaukBapids, gen
eral merchandise, lias beon attached by
the German-American bank of St. Paul,
for $1,000. His liabilities are believed
to be about $20,000.
THE body of James MoLauglilin was
found near Bollingstone, Winona
County, recently, he having wandered
away during a heavy rain storm, fallen
into a washout or gtuch and drowne'J.
STILLWATER charity was exemplified*
in the poor widow who had received as
sistance from tho relief sooiety and who
had a portion of tho goods received'
stolen from her by her neighbors in the
same house.
IN Oshawa some one set fire to a small
marsh, and, as the wind was blowing,
the fire ran into tho fruit farm of Ernest
Meyer and destroyed all of his berries
and many of his fruit trees. He esti
mates his damages at 8600.
THE Winona eleotion frauds are de
veloping, Aid.- Bauman being the
latest arrest. He gave bail in the sum
of $1,500. Becker, one of the judges of
election now in jail, is rumored to havo
made a damaging confession.
County, drank a largo quantity of alco
hol and then went into the woods and
hung himself with a grape vine and
pooket handkerobief. He leaves a large
family to shift for themselves.
WILLIAM J. BAXTER, superintendent
of Mr. Shallo's farm near Milbank, was
fatally injured by a runaway team.
A MRS. ALTON, living southwest o£
Pingree, while attempting to cross the
Pipestem on horsebaok, fell from her
horse and was drowned.
THE award for the erection of the
North Dakota insane asylum, at James
town, was made to H. A. Whitcomb, of
Braiuerd, who had iu the lowest bid—
SOME of tho South Dakota papers are
enthusiastic over Judge Palmer, the new
benoh man, beoause he opens court with
prayer. I'hey had not hoard of such a
thing before.
HANK LEWIS, the man who shot and
killed J. T. Pierce, city marshal of
Mitchell, has made a will bequeathing
all his property, amounting to about
$3800, to the widow of Pierce, who're
fuses to aocept it. -3
DAKOTA, south of tlio forty-sixth par
allel contains 80,000 square miles, with
800,000 inhabitants, a&d no part of it
east of the Missouri is unsettled. It
will make in less than twenty years one
of the most populous and prominent
states iu the Union.
Gov. ORDWAY has requested the priv
ilege of testifying in his own behalf be
fore the grand jury now in session at
Yankton, but the United States attor
ney refuses on the ground thut the law
does not permit of a defendant testify
ing in his own behalf before a grand
jury that is investigating his alleged
criminal acts.
THE Russian Mennonites in North
Dakota build their houses of four rooms,
all cornering together io the center.
Right there tbey put a great brick oven,
with thick walls. From the furnace
door back to the back yard is a passage
way. Every morning, noon and night,
they lug a jag of straw in from the stack
and burn it iu the furnace. The thiok
brick walls get red-hot and stay so for
hours, warming every room in the house.
Parker, is in serious trouble. He got
behind in his accounts $1,000 to the
government and owed neighboring
postmasters $400 for borrowed stamps.
During a recent tiokness his deputies
reported to the authorities the actual
oash on hand. This brought a speoial
agent to Parker at once, who found a
deficiency. He suspended Hollenbeck
and placed a man named Huntley iu
oharge. Wheu the postmaster's wifo
heard of it she told the bondsmen to
take her house, lot, pi an a and all her
possessions. They took only her house
and lot. The mystery is what he did
with the money, as he had no bad hab
its so far as known.
FJBcacy of an Old Flint-Lock,.
'r [From the Syracuse Sttndard.) .'
At a recent meeting of the Association
of tbo Sons of tbe Veterans of the War
of 1812, a Mr. Doyle said: "I ain't got
much experience to tell of, but I've got
grand-pop's old flint—tho old flint -ho.
toted through tbe wor. He died the
the other day ninty years old. I've got
the aid flint,. though, on' I don't' k!«r
whether school koejlB or not.- Put it on
tho rail fence at home the other dat-
didn' know how many charges were in
it—an* shot her off." S
Ad* Warner—Any rails Ieft£
Mr. Doyle-Dunno knoW
nothin for two days.
A PDBLIO shef shearing will bo held
at Eyo'u, M:-y 8(J.
A NEW national bank will be started at
Sftuk Center by May 15,
Trrre publication of the Farmington
Journal has been discontinued.
A. P. HEAGAN, of Granite Falls, who
shot at his wife and then shot himself,
is dead.
MEMBERS of SkaroPost, G. A. R., St.
Peter, are preparing to observe Decora
tion day.
H. G. PAGE is to build a fine flouring
mill and 100,GOO-bushel elevator at Fer
gus Falls.
AT Orookston 3,280,000 feet of govern
ment logs were eold for $16,491, their
fall value.
ANEW disease, resembling spinal men
ingitis, has appeared recently among
borBes near Tower City.
A CINNAMON bear, weighing 1,200
pounds, was recently killed by the editor
ol the Bad Lands Cow-Boy,
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