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WXBTBBN APPEAL PUBLISHIHG CoMPAKT.
ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA.
NOTJES O THE TIMES.
EIG HT thousand people are fed, daily
by one New York restaurant.~4-
O NE of the industries of the boys and
girls at Lowville, N Y., is the gather
ing of spruce gum. A great many
make over $5 a day. if
THE ex-Empress Eugenie enjoyed
better health at Naples and received
more company than she hadx ^before
since her son's death. i
I is estimated by a correspondent of
the Paris Matin that the republic costs
France $360,000,000 francs more year
ly than the monarchy. 7'''
FO UR thousand pennies were given at
an Easter collection in one of the
churches in Kingston, N. Y. It took
some time to count the coins.
MR. SHEARMAN and Mr. Tilvory, of
Plymouth church, have been appointed
by the congregation to prepare and
publish a Beecher memorial.
GEORGE GIBSON of New York care-
fully preserves the old silk hat worn by
Abraham Lincoln when he left Spring
field, EL, in 1861 to be inaugurated.
A N electrical railway has been tried
experimentally at Orange, N J., with
the best results. Eight miles an hour
were accomplished with the greatest
THE New York Assembly has passed
a bill providing for a holiday on the
first Monday in September, to be known
as "L a or Day," and making Satur
IT is said the tide of travel across the
Atlantic has set in so strongly toward
Europe that some of the steamships
have been forced to suspend the issue
of eastward tickets,
ALBANY, N. Y., is one of the three
great telegrabhic centers in this country
having over two hundred wires. N ew
York which stands first, has six hundred
QUE EN VICTORIA is much pleased
with a photograph recently taken of
herself by a new process, which is de
scribed as making the picturo look ex
actly like an etching.
I is stated that the London Times
has subsidized all the leading experts in
handwriting in the English metropolis,
and it is impossible to hope for an hon
est opinion on the Parnell forged letter.
PRINCESS VALERI E, the Emperor of
Austria's second daughter, has just
published some charming verses in an
annual periodical connected with a
charitable institution for children.
A WOM AN of Spartanburg, S. C.
while carrying an arm load of wood,
was attacked recently by a rabid dog,
but dropping a portion of her load, she
pitched into the dog and killed him
with a clnb.
A REGARD ring is one set with stones
the initial letters of which, when set in
a certain order, spell the word regard.
They are as follows: 1, ruby 2 em
erald 3, garnet 4, amethyst 5, ruby
DURI NG the recent cold spell a man
came into Renovo, Pa., from Tamarack
swamp, brinking with him seven
gronnd-hogs which he had found frozen
to death on the mountain road leading
MR S. CHADWICK. a niece of Roscoe
Conkling.is one of the brightest women
in Washington society. When she was
studying in Vienna the empress of
Austria presented her with the prize
for the highest scholarship.
ELIZABETH AKERS ALLE N, the au-
thor of "Rock Me to Sleep, Mother,"
is described as a handsome woman of
imposing presence, with gray hair and
a fresh complexion. She now rocks
them to sleep, mother, herself.
A COPY of "The General Laws and
Liberties of the Massachusetts Colony."
printed in Cambridge in 1672, was re
cently purchased by a Bostonian for
the low sum of $2. It is one of the
two copies known to be in existence.
The Boston man was offered $650 for
his treasure two days after his pur
chase, but refused it.
THE following is a proclamation
made at the Market cross of Inverary,
Scotland, less than hundred years
ago. "T a hoy! Te ather a hoy! Ta
hoy three times! an' to hoyWhist!!
By command of His Majesty, King
George, and He Grace te Duke o'
Argyll: If anybody is found fishing
aboont te loch, or below te loch, afore
te loch, or ahind te loch, in te loch, or
on te loch, aroun' te loch, or about te
loch, she's to be persecute wi1
persecutions first she' to be burnt,syne
she's to be drownt, an' then she's so be
hangtan if ever she comes back she's
to be persecutit wi' a far waur death.
God save te King an' He Grace te
Puke o' Argyll,],! ^M7^m
HISTOBY O THE WEEK.
A dispatch from Annapolis, Md., on
the 20th, sayJ? Lieutenant John W. Dan
enhower, the well known Artie ^explorer,
was discovered at 10 o'clock this, morning
dead in his quarters at the naval academy,
with a bullet hole in his riaht temple. He
was foundlying on his rug' in front of""his
fireplace, with a tag tied to his button-hole
saying, "Spnd to my brother at Washing-
ton." Although he has had mental troubles
since he returned from the Arctic regions,
what immediately led -to the suicide is
thought to have been the recent grounding
of the Constellation on its way to Norfolk,
which he had charge of, and for which he
had a fear of being court-martialed. Fur
thermore he was very intimate with young
Robert W. Gatewood who recently commit
ted suicide on the Carolina, and whom he
saw in death. It is supposed that this death
suggested the mode to him. His wife, form
erly Miss Sloan, of New York, is away with
her parents. Lieut. Danenhower leaves two
children. He was about 3" years old and an
intelligent and polished officer.
Little Rock, Ark., Special, Apr. 22
About 8 o'clock this morning a tornado
originating in the Indian Territory and
moving almost due east passed through the
country four mites north and along the line
of the Little Rock & Ft. Smith railroad. It
was between a quarter and a half mile wide
and near Ozark, Franklin county, began
doing great damage to trees, houses and
fences. Farther east, near Coal Hill and
Clarksville, Johnson county, the damage
was very serious, and many persons were
injured. Four miles from Clarksville, this
afternoon, J. Turner, John Reed's child,
O. K. Rowley's daughter, and a child of
Mr. Petty were killed. A man named
Phillips, near Ozark, was seriously injured
by falling timbers. The loss to the farmers
on buildings, fences, stock and growing
crops is very heavy, but it cannot now be
Speaker Sayre, of the Indiana
legislature is given as authority for the
statement that an extra session of the
legislature will be called within a short
time. The basis of agreement between
the parties is that Robertson shall withdraw
his suit for damages growing out of the in
junction proceedings, and the Democrats
will recognize his right to preside over the
Senate. Five Democratic members of the
general assembly have resigned since the
regular session and elections will be
ordered at once, the Republicans agreeing
not to make any contests in the districts in
order that the political status of the
legislature may not be changed. The
pressing need of financial legislation
brought the agreement about, which, the
speaker thinks, will be carried into effect at
David Preston, President of the Pres
ton Bank of Detroit and Chicago, and one
of the most prominent men in Michigan,
died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning April 24,
at Detroit, Mich., of heart disease He re
tired in his usual good health. He awoke at
5 o'clock and complained of feeling very
ill. Physicians were instantly called, but
could do nothing for him, and an hour later
he was dead. He was the chief leader of
the Prohibition i arty, which nearly carried
the State on the constitutional amendment,
and two years ago was their candidate for
Governor. Mr. Preston was born in Chau
tauqua Co N. Y., Sept 20,1826, and had
lived at Detroit for 40 years, and engaged
banking since 1848. He leaves $1,000,000,
to his wife and seven chddren.
E. M. Herrick, president of the Pa
cific Lumber Company, and E. C. Wil
liams, president of the Redwood Manufac
turing Association, of San Francisco, have
telegraphed the Interstate Commerce
Commission as follows: "Our two
corporations, employing 8,000 to 10. 00 men
and about $30,000,000 capital, have addressed
you by mail stating hat oar Eastern busi
ness has been entirely destroyed by the op
eration ot the law, and asking your inter
position on our behalf. Meanwhile will you
allow the roads over which we have been
operating to give old rates and so revive
our business with the East provided the
rate is open and available to all.
A picnic party Sunday afternoon, on
Bolivar heights, above Harper's Ferry, W.
Va., came across an old bombshell, a relic
of the war. It was taken to Maj. Cockrell's
house, and several young men began pound
ing it with stones, while the rest of the
party gathered round, filled with curiosity
to see what was in the shell. Suddenly
there was a terrific explosion. Six of the
persons who were about the shell were
seriously hurt. Agnes Willis and Edward
Pales are not expected to live. The furniture
in the house was shattered and the glass
blown from the windows.
One of the effe3ts of the Inter State
commerce law is a Lake Shore order, re
cently promulgated, directing conductors
not to honor Lake Shore certificates of
stock for apassage on the annual election
May 1. From time immemorial Lake
Shore stockholders have enjoved the
special privilege of traveling free upon
that day, and from 150 to 200 of them have
usually taken advantage of the opportunity.
The interstate law as interpreted, how
ever, is no respecter of persons, and this
year at least they must forego their free
At Sissonville, West Virginia, on the
21st, Benjamin Sisson, a young married
man, chopped his wife to death with a
hatchet. Sisson went home under the in
fluence of whisky, and upon his young wife
reproaching him for drinking he seized a
hatchet and dealt her a blow in
the breast. The woman fell, and Sisson
dealt her several additional blows on the
head, body and arms, inflicting frightful
wounds, from the effects of which the
woman soon died.
A Monitor special from Prescott,
Linn Co.,Kansas, reports a terrible cyclone,
on Thursday evening April 22, at about 6:30
o'clock, ineie werel7 killed at different
points throughout the county and an in
calculable amount of damage was done to
all kinds of property. Prescott was literally
wiped out of existence, not a single build
ing being left standing to mark the site of a
once prosperous and thriving village.
At Chicago, on Saturday, Ex-Secre
tary Blaine received delegations from the
Irish American and German-American
clubs in his parlors but at his 'request no
speeches were made. He remained stand
ing while the gentlemen, numbering possi
bly 250, were presented to him, and shook
hands with them all. At the close of the
reception he thanked them for their courte
sy, but excused himself from addressing
them owing to his ill health.
The funeral services of Lieut. Danen
hower, who committed suicide at Annapolis
on Wednesday, were held at the residence
of his father, Wm. W. Danenhower. A
large attendance of friends and the family
of deceased were present. After the ser
vices the remains were removed to the
Baltimore & Potomac depot and placed on
a special train for Oswego, where they will
In the case of the Chickasaw Nation
against the United States, in which the
Indians claimed over $600,000, with interest
by reason of alleged improper disburse
ment of their funds held in trust by the
Government, the Court of Claims has de
cided that the Indians should have credit
on their accounts for $240,168.
The Iron Trade Review of CQeveland
will publish statistics showing that during
the pastl6 month* 182 natural gas and oil
companies have been incorporated in Ohio
with an aggregate capital stock of $9,010,-
000. Applications for new charters are at
present coming into the secretary of state
at the rate of two or three a day.
The Chinese minister to Washington,
Mr. Chang Yen Hoon, sailed for France on
board the steamer La Bourgonge, from New
York, on Sunday, accompanied by four sec
retaries of legation, and four servants. The
Chinese flag was runup to the peak when
the vessel sailed, out of compliment to the
Secretary Lamar, accompanied by
Secretary Fairchild, Senators Vest and
Voorhees, Hon. W. W. Corcoran and Mr.
Dawson, commissionerof education, attend
ed the unveiling of the statue of John
Calhoun at Charleston, S. 4 on the 26th.
Secretary Lamar was the orator of the oo*
It is announced at Ottawa, as prob
able that the-government will shortly to
tally prohibit the importation of cattle from
""GreatBritain "for a year in^eonsequence of
the _danger of'the introduction of pleuro
pneumonia into this country. Ms
E. M. Simmons, who .was a
manager of the Hotel Del Monte, at
Monterey, Cal., until the 1st inst, and the
day when the hotel was destroyed by fire,
has been arrested on the charge of .Arson, in
having set fire to the hotel.
The Peoria distillers, Fell, Swabacker
& Co., have settled their case with the
government. They were charged -with
breaking the revenue laws in the matter of
refilling barrels. The affair cost them
The West Virginia legislature met in
extra session on Wednesday. Tuesday May
3, is the day set apart to begin balloting for
United States senator, and it is generally
believed that there will bean election.
The steamer City of Sydney, which
arrived at San Francisco April 21, from
China and Japan, brought 180,000 trade dol
lars which are to be redeemed for standard
The number of pension claims re
ceived at the pension office during the week
ending April 16, was 4,48T. Number dis
posed of, 3,057. Number ~now penning.
April 26 was generally observed in
Georgia as Memorial day. Gov. Gordon in
the midst of an address at Augusta suffered
a violent attack of neuralgia and could not
jor John E. Blaine, Paymaster.
U. S. A., died at Hot Springs, Ark., April
21. He was 50 years of age andr had been in
the army since 1868.
On the 21st, Walter Chase, of Clin
ton, Maine, was fatally shot by bis brother
aged about 17 years. The latter had been
out gunning and returned to his brother's
house, making a great noise. Walter went
to the door, remonstrated with him and
turned to go into the house, whereupon the
young man fired upon him. Chase about
a year ago exhibited signs of insanity.
At 2.80 a. m., April 22, fire broke
out in the so called Bulkhead market sta
bles, at New York City, where 1000 horses
are kept. The premises were practically
destroyed but only seven horses were burn
ed, and these were large team animals
worth $2,5000. The loss upon the building
At Plymouth, Pa., Sunday morning
a fire took place by which a block of six
irame buildings in the business portion of
the town was destroyed, and very little of
the contents saved. Five of the buildings
were owned by Geo. P. Richards, and one
by Charles Shupp. They were valued at
$12,000, partially insured. The loss on the
stock will reach $30,000, about half covered
Fifty-four German priests of New
York have signed a memorial to Archbishop
Carrigan, denouncing the false representa
tions of the press, and assuring him of their
loyalty to him and the church, and their
disapproval of McGlynn's views and de
When the case of Jake Sharp was
called the New York court Monday his
counsel asked for the hearing of a motion
to quash the indictment Mayl was fixed
for the hearing of the argument.
Frank M. Scott, the bookkeeper of
Webster & Co., of New York, who embez
zled $10,450, received a sentence of six years.
A few days since one of the State de
purtmant officials ioldlng the Closest per
sonal relations with the Secretary left on a
confidential mission to be absent two
months. It is conjectured that his mission
may have some bearing on the fisheries
question, and that he may be instructed to
ascertain how far the New England fishing
interests would be willing to acrept, as sug
gested by Salisbury, a provisional renewal
of the Washington treaty, without any in
shore fishing, as a means ot bridging over
the difficulty until some satisfactory con
clusion can be arrived at. The representa
tives of the New England fishing interests
who appeared before committees of the last
congress stated in most emphatic terms that
they did not want the inshore fishery,
and certainly not at the price of readmit
ting Canadian fish duty free, which the re
npwalofthe treaty of Washington would
A considerable fund is available "for
the water ways of Minnesota. For the im
provement of the Mississippi between St.
Paul and Des Moines Rapids there is on
hand $360,336- There is available for the
reservoir at the headwaters of the Mississ
ippi $48,038. The amount already spent in
this work is $568,52131. For he improve
ment of the Red river there is $4r
There has been used $122,149.97, and $9,362
is still required for completion. The St.
Croix river will be attended to with $7,484.
It will require $18,900 to complete the chan
nel between Taylor's Falls and Stillwater.
For the improvement of the Chippewa
river there is available$19i062. The amount
on hand for the harbor of Duluth is $56,998,
and Grand Marais harbor has $11,940,
there will beJused on the improvement of
Agate bay $23,4u9, and at the harbor of Lake
James H. Marr, chief clerk of the
first assistant Postmaster General, the old
est clerk in point of service in the govern
ment employ, is reported dying, lie en
tered the service under Andrew Jackson
In the Nova Scotia legislature a vote
for annexation with the United States was
taken and only one member voted for it
Bishop Kean of Richmond, Va., has
received a papal brief advising the founding
of a Catholic university in America.
June 22 is officially set apart as the
day for observing the royal jubilee in
IN THE JSA8T.
Miss Annie M. Lesley, the only
daughter of the late James Lesley, of Phila
delphia, accidentally shot herself in the
right temple on Saturday afternoon, at the
residence of Geo. L. Nichols, Brooklyn, N.
Y. Miss Lesley was 21 years old, pretty, an
expert oarsman, tennis player, and a crack
shot with a revolver or rifle. On Friday
evening Miss Lesley arrived in Brooklyn
with the intention of paying a long visit.
On Saturday, after luncheon, she went to
her room to dress for a walk. Soon after a
pistol shot warned the family, and it was
shown that Miss Lesley had fatally shot
herself in the head. She has been in ex
cellent health and spirits and there was
every evidence that the calamity was an ac
One of the attorneys for Barnum says
that the terms of agreement on which his
client withdrew his suit for $100,000 against
the Grand Trunk Railway for the loss of the
elephant Jumbo were private. From an
other source it was learned, however, that
the Grand Trunk people had agreed to pay
$5,000 in cash to Mr. Barnum's firm and
haul the oreus, eighty cars, over its rails
free during the coming season. This is vir
tually a settlement tor about $ 0,000, as
Barnum's expenses on the same railway last
year were about $4,800.
At Harrisburg, Pa., last Christmas
Dela Corbett, Jennie Quay and EllaKountz
man, formerly pupils in a soldiers' orphan
school, met John Ackley, who was intoxi
cated, and persuaded him to give them a
sleigh ride. The girls, neither of whom is
twenty-one years old, became intoxicated
and abused the miner in a most beastly
manner. Finally they beat him him over
the head as he clung to the sleigh and left
him to die in a stranger's house. The case
came up for trial Saturday and the girls
and haf?m4**a#tjfesi postmasters gen-
eralmduct^mtoof^,, he himself admin
istering the oath to all the latter ones ex
cent Postmaster General Vilas, a ad hia. The French government will demand
mere inadvertencewas taken by him
greatly to heart On the ilftieth anniver
saiyojhisappointmentin1881, he was pre
sentedta servicepf silver and congress ad
ded $500 a year to his salary, with the con
ditionthat this extra ^amount should be
paid so long as the present incumbent filled
the office of chief cterk. -_
On the 21st petitions were presented
to the Inter-State Commerce commission
asking the suspension of Sec. 4, of the law,
by the Northern Pacific R. R., by the South
ern Pacific R. by the Atchison, Topeka
and Santa Fe R. R., by the St. Louis & San
Francwco R. R., all setting forth that
through the influence of water routes their
through freight had been largely and in some
cases entirely cut off by the operation of the
Congressman Payson, of Illinois,
now at Washington, expresses himself as
disgusted with the way things are going
relative to the interstate commerce law. He
thinks the commissioners far exceeded their
authority in suspending the long and short
haul clause, and that the clause in the bill
giving them discretionary powers should be
repealed, and he believes it w*ll be by the
next congress. The long and short haul
clause, he says, should have a fair trial.
The President has appointed Edward
T. Bingham of Columbus, Ohio, Chief Jus
tice of the Supreme court of the strict of
Columbia, to succeed Justice Cartter, de
ceased. Judge Bingham is a native of New
Hampshire, 58 years of age, has resided in
Ohio over 30 years and for 15 years been
a Judge of the Common Fleas Court at
Columbus. He was strongly urged for the
place by Ex-Senator Thurman.
Secretary Fairchild has practically
decided to omit the usual monthly call for
3 per cent bonds during the present month.
It is intimated in the Treasury Department
that the balance of that loan outstanding,
amounting to abont $20,000,000, will remain
undisturbed until after June 30 next, so
that it may be applied to the purposes of
the sinking fund during the next fiscal year.
Assistant Secretary Mayiiard has in
formed the customs officers that imported
or reimported liquors withdrawn for con
sumption after naving been warehoused,
are subject to duty on the quantity entered
at the warehouse, and not on that ascer
tained or withdrawn for consumption.
Atty-Gen. Garland has reaffirmed
his former opinion that the secretary of the
treasury does not possess the power of re
mission in the case of the American schoon
er San Diego, seized for taking seals at the
Alaska seal island in violation of the law.
It is expected that another call for 8
per cent bonds will be made in a few days.
There are now outstanding $19,P24,620, 3 per
cents, of which $16,491,900 are held
tional banks, $3,
J25,7O0 by residentsbyfna- the
United States, and $7,000 by foreigners.
Secretary Lamar directs Commis
sioner Sparks to examine the title of one
Green to some of the Turtle Mountain res
ervation lands if correct the whole reser
vation of 10,000,000 acres will be open for
On the 23rd, the Inter-State Com
merce Commission suspended the long and
short haul section of the law for seventy
five days upon the Northern Pacific R. R.
and the entire transcontinental railway
The redemption of the trade dollar
is nearly accomplished. The total number
sent to the different mints and sub
treasurers was $4,500 000, a much smaller
number than expected.
The Secretary of State declines to
deny or confirm the statement cabled from
England offering to return to the old con
dition of things in regard to the fisheries
The total amount of trade dollars re
deemed to date in $5,243,000 which amount
will be increased $ 0 ,00 by recent importa
tions at San Francisco from China.
Recorder Trotter, who has been
seriously ill, is slowly recovering bis health.
THE OLD WORLD.
The trial of nine men and three
women, mostly young students, charged
with complicity in a recent attempt to kill
the czar is in progress at St. Petersburg,
Russia, with closed doors. Even relatives of
the accused are excluded. It is stated that
the accused have confessed. It is said the
czar would have been killed on the 10th
inst. if he had taken his usual carriage
drive. The plot leaked out through infor
mation given by the landlady of a house
where some of the students boarded. The
women to be put on trial have been allowed
to consult lawyers.
Edicts have been issued in Alsace
Lorraine dissolving the Choral Society of
Hatzenthal and the society of students
called Sundgovid, which are hostile to
Gemany. The mayors of Rhinau and
Choilly Ennery have been deprived of their
functions. Boutillot, formerly publisher of
the Moselle Moniteur, has been expelled
0 A storm of exceptional violence oc
curred in Moravia and Galicia. Twenty
railway workmen sought shelter in a build
ing which was struck by lightning. Two
were killed and the others rendered deaf.
Twenty-three peasants were crossing the
river Saan during the storm, when the boat
upset, and the greater number drowned.
Iu the lower house of the Prussian
diet the new ecclesiastical bill passed
its second reading in the form in which the
upper house approved it. The clause ad
mitting certain religious orders into Prussia
was approved by a vote of 230 to 117.,
Six of the men arrested for com
plicity in the plot to assassinate the Czar,
which was to have been carried out on
March 13, have been sentenced to death
The other conspirators have been
sentenced to imprisonment for life.
An Irish non-commissioned officer of
artillery, who has been employed confi
dentially in the ordnance effice at Wooiwich
arsenal, has been degraded and dismissed
without trial for setting tieoreto of the de
partment. A civilian accomplice was also
Victor Hugo's will has been admitted
to probate. His property in England is
valued at 92,000. His daughter and
grandchildren are the sole heirs. An an
nuity of 400 is left to the widow of his son
A chorister in the military academy
church, St. Petersburgh, committed suicide
by jumping fr a window of his house.
On being searched, the house was discov
ered to be a Nihilist rendezvous.
M. Deroulede, in an interview in
Paris, gave the apathy and timidity which
the government had shown in dealing with
Germany as the reason for his resigning
of the French patriotic league. ,ii.
At Dublin, Ireland, the lorcT mayor
has called a meeting for the purpose of
taking steps towards the erection of a
national memorial to Mr. Gladstone.
The Spanish congress has vetoed a
a bfll to subsidize a trans-Atlantic company
for mail and transport service at the rate
of 7 shillings and 6 pence per mile.
Gladstone writes a letter in which he
tries to make the English understand how
much the people of the United States are
interested in Irish laws.
On the 51st a sharp shock of earth
quake was experienced over the whole
Island of Jersey in the British Channell.
The Mexican congress has passed the
constitutional amendment, which is equiv
alent to a re-election of President Diaz.
The Ghilzais .have defeated the
ameer's troops, and killed one hundred of
them %t Balvo castle, near Khelat.
that occasion? ,i, "Z_ in'
-o-n occasion a an
funeral of Alexander Mitchell
took place at Milwaukee on the 26th, and a
general suspension of business-transpired
uring the afternoon. Gov. Rusk and other
state officers and a committee of the Histor
ical- society from Madison, attended. 0
men from the Milwaukee shops marched in
the procession to Forest Home Cemetery.
Honorary pall bearers were selected from
the ranks of the old settlers, railway and
business men, as follows: C. P. LarMn, H-
C. Hobart, JohnPlankingtou, C. G. Bradley,
H. L. Palmer, T. L, Baker, Alfred Jame^
Daniel Wells, Jr., Roswell Miller, B. K. Mil
ler, E. H. Brodhead and A. C. Hamilton.
The remains were carried from the church
to the hearse and thence to the grave by six
railway men, as follows: A. D. Campbell,
chief carpenter Robert McKittrick, con
ductor Ed Darwin, agent at Madison C.
G% Mitchell, locomotive engineer W. D.
Canick, assistant general baggage agent
J. W". Holliste**, foreman in the machine
shops A. Schroeder, foreman of paint shop.
The guard of honor at the residence was
composed of the heads of the different de
partments, and included A. N. Carpenter,
J. P. Whaling, C. A. Place, D. J. WluW
more and O. E. Britt, all of whom have
have been with Mr. Mitchell for from
twenty to thirty years. Rev. Dr. Keene as
sisted by Rev. Dr. Richardson and by other
clergymen conducted the services at St.
James church where space was reserved for
people from abroad and for representatives
of the various interests and civic societies of
which the deceased was a member.
Upon a question submitted to him
Attorney General Clapp, of Minnesota, has
issued an opinion as to the status of villages
under the General Laws of 1885, holding that
villages so incorporated are separate elec
tion districts. The Attorney General savs:
"It must be confessed that it has generally
been regarded that such villages did not
constitute separate election districts, and
the law is not as plain as the importance of
the subject would merit." After quoting
from the law at much length he concludes:
"I have given at some length the ground
upon which my opinion is based that they
are separate election districts, and that the
electors of such villages have no right to
vote at town meetings, and that villages
and towns should be regarded as separate
election districts for the purpose of general
A Spokane Falls, W. T., telegram
of the 24th, says that it has just been
learned that Thursday afternoon between
3 and 4 o'clock a terrible accident occurred
on the Cascade Division of the Northern
Pacific four miles beyond Chelum. A west
bound train pushing flat-cars loaded with
laborers was going around a curve leading
to a trestle at a good rate of speed when
it ran into an engine which was going east.
The first flat-car passed half way through
the tender and crushed up against the pilot
of the west-bound train, on which were two
men. The unfortunates were crushed to
pulp. Five men were killed outright and
one has since died. The injured number
A dispatch from Mandan says that
there is every reason to believe that Post
master Cannon of Fort Lincoln committed
suicide. Postal Inspector Stewart says
Cannon's salary depended on the number
of stamps canceled. Instead of keeping ac
count every day, Cannon struck an
average. While there is reason to believe
that he did this in ignorance of the law,
the inspector told Cannon that he was
liable to be imprisoned for five to ten years
for the offense. It is believed that the
inspector's exaggeration of possible results
preyed on Cannon's mind and unsettled
it. Bondsmen Lyon and Lang of Mandan
have charge of the office.
O. C. McCurdy, superintendent of
the Mankato, Minn., gas works, was suffo
cated Tuesday afternoon. A large leakage
was discovered under the metre room, and
Mr. McCurdy tried to remedy it. The
amount ot gas escaping was so great as to
cause almost immediate death. After be
mg missed for about 20 mmutes the hands
found him in this place dead. Aid was
summoned, but nothing could be done to
save him. His wife was in Vanwert, O
their former home. The remains were tak
en to Vanwert Wednesday morning.
The Hutchinson, Minn., Board of
Trade have determined to attempt to
secure the location of the Minnesota
Soldiers' Home at Hutchinson. A meeting
of citiz3ns of Elbow Lake, Minn., was held
on the 25th, when it was unanimously
decided to offer a bonus of 160 acres of land
adjoining the village limits for the soldiers'
home. A chain of lakes, with fine and well
wooded shores, adorns the proposed site.
The guarantee is backed by men represent
ing a million of capital, who feel that the
commission will think favorably of the
The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis
& Omaha depot unfortunately burned with
contents Wednesday night at Jordan, Minn
The fire was discovered at 8:21 in the even
ing, just 18 minutes after the west bound
passenger had left the depot. The cause of
the fire is supposed to have been sparks,
from the engine. The agent who was at his
boarding place at the time the alarm was
given, went to the office and saved all the
tickets, freight bills, books, etc The build
ing was probably worth $3,000 Freight to
the value of $800 to $1,000 was destroyed.
At a special meeting of the G. A. K.
post atMadelia, held for the purpose of con
sidering the feflsiability of making an offer
for the location of the Minnesota Soldiers'
Home, it was voted to offer seventy acres
of land and $10,000 in cash. The piece of
land selected is within the corporate limits
of the village, very valuable and sightly,
lying on the south side of the railroad track
They also say if more land is wanted and
the home will be located outside a mile or
two they will give a section.
In the District court at Yankton,
Dak., on the 26th, R. M. Shumway was con
victed of attempting the life of Geprge
Rudd. Rudd and Shumway were rivals
for the affections of a young lady, and while
the former was visiting at her home, Shum
way shot at him through the window, in
flicting a slight scalp wound. The woman
in the case testified against the prisoner
and it is principally u#on her evidence that
he was convicted.
4 hi the ease of Wesley Arnold, who
made a homestead entry of certain lands at
Watertown, Dak.. Aug. 2, 1882, and com
muted the same to a cash entry Dec. 12
1882, and which case was rejected and the
entry held for cancellation bv decision of
Commissioner Sparks, Oct. "7, 1885, and
which decision was appealed from, Assistant
Secretary Muldrow says the claimant will
be given opportunity to submit new final
proof, upon showing a satisfactory com
pliance with the law.
The trial of Frank Mead, indicted
for the shooting of Farnsworth at St. Paul,
some months ago began in the District
Court of Ramsey County, April 18, and on
the 23rd the jury was secured, six days hav
ing been occupied and 500 men examined
for that preliminary step in the trial. Mead
is defended by Senator C. Davis and At
torney Erwin. Attorney General Clapp is
associated with County Attorney
for the State.
Information has been received at
Pierre, Dak., from the Indian department
at Washington that the offer made by
Pierre for the Indian school would be ac
cepted. Work on the building will be com
menced at once. It will be one of the finest
in Dakota, and will cost $1(K),000. Great
credit is due B.J. Templeton, president of
the Pierre Board of Trade. He has worked
hard to secure the school for Pierre.
On the afternoon of the 20th fire
destroyed the elevator owned bv the North
western Elevator Company of Minneapolis
at Willmar, Minn. The large machine
warehouse of Carson & Co., and the adja
cent dwelling caught fire several times, but
were saved. The elevator was built by
Locke & Bunker in 1879, and cost $6,000. It
contained 20,000 bushels of wheat.
A singular and fatal accident befell
A. C. Manning respected farmer, rending
near Watertown, Dak., on the 23rd. He
had visited a neighboring farm, and while
returning home riding upon a.load, of-oats
the wheels of the wson suddenly dropped
into a rut in the road, throwing Mr.
Manning to the ground, where he lay until
found by a neighbor, with bis neck com
At Mankato, at the meeting of the
board of directors of the Southern Minne
sota Live Stock and Fair Association
Tuesday evening, the following officers were
elected:"President, CrM. Green first vice
president. Dr. C. F. Warner second vice
president, M. Atcherson treasurer, M. T.
Fail', secretary, C. E. Wise. It was re
solved to hold their annual fair in Sep
At Denmark, Minn., near Hastings,
a Jad named Wm. Schellen, met with a
fatal accident. His father left a loaded
shotgun, whieh had been heated in the fire
to loosen the charge, upon the porch. The
boy looked into the barrel, when the gun
was discharged, shooting him through the
head. He died in an hour.
Bishop and Mrs. Whipple returned to
Faribault from the South, en the 21st. The
Bishop was met at the station by the Shat
tuck cadets with their full band and es
corted to his residence. After the battalion
had given a dress parade the Bishop made
St. Cloud Special: J. Murphy, a
traveling man for the New York Safe com
pany, fell from the foundation wall in the
new West house on the rocks and timber
twelve feet ielow He received probably
fatal injuries. It was dark and no guards
were placed around the walls.
A large iron bridge across the Wap-of
sipinicon River at Anamosa, Iowa, fell a
distance of about twenty feet on the 85th,
with forty-five head of steers on it belong
ing to H. M. Rowley of Anamosa, killing
and mutilating a number of them. The
bridge is a wreck.
At Hutchinson, Minn., on the 25th
six children, all under seven years, were
playing in L. P. Harrington's barn and set
it on fire. They all escaped, but the barn
was totally destroyed, and came near burn
ing up the whole business portion of the
At St. Cloud, Minn., Monday morn
ing at the chamber of commerce meeting
the executive committee was instructed to
draft articles of incorporation for a 300-
barrel flour mill. The capital stock is
placed at $50,000.
The largest sale of cattle ever made
in Gary took place on the 25th, Ryerson
Bros, of Spencer, Iowa, purchased over
three hundred bead, paying a little over
$8,000. The herd will be driven to Spencer
across the country.
John Weston, of Elm Creek, Martin
county, had his barn burned together with
500 bushels of grain, 26 head of cattle and
his farm machinery. The fire was caused
by a lantern tipping over. There was no
The trial of F. J. Mead for the mur
der of Frank Farnsworth last September
was concluded at St. Paul April 27, the
jury after being out about an hour and
taking four ballots, returned a verdict of
The board of directors have fixed
upon Sept 20-23 as the date for the annual
fair of the Southern Mmnesta Live Stock
and Fair association at Mankato. Arrange
ments for the same will be commenced at
At Amherst, Wis., a defective chim
ney flue set fire to the Central Hotel on the
25th, which burned with the barn connected
threMth, also the CommerciaLHotel and
restaurant of Mrs. T. Olson.
Mrs. Charles Korts, of St. Joseph.
Stearns county, aged 52 years, and blind,
was burned to death on Saturday after
noon, during the absence of herhusband, by
the house catching fire.
Two dwelling houses were destroyed
by fire at Fergus Falls, Minn., Ayril22
loss $5,000, insurance$3,000. The loss to the
tenants upon their goods was total, but the
value is unknown.
At Mankato, Minn., on the 25th, the
brewery of Joseph Ibach was burned to the
ground th all its contents. The origin of
the fire is unknown. The loss is $2,500, and
On Tuesday John Quinn ef Clayton
township brought seven young wolves to
Austin, Minn., and proved his claim to the
auditor's state bounty.
At Shakopee, Minn., eleven persons
have made application for liquor license
from May I to July 1. Nine saloonkeepers
discontinue busmess May 1.
At Mankato, Minn., John Miller,
aged 63, was found dead Friday morning in
a stone quarry, he having fallen in on his
way to his home.
At Madison, Wis., at least four hun
dred children are said to be down with the
measks in that city. The public schools
have been closed
At Sioux Falls, Dak., on the after
noon of April 26, H. Gremmet's planing mill
was burned. Los3 $4,0^0, not insured.
Mrs. James Doran, mother of Hon.
M. Doran, died on the 26th, at Lelueur,
Minn., aged 80 years
James McEllen, Port Huron, Mich.,
writes: "Ha severe pains in side. Af
ter taking Red Star Cough Cure the
pains ceased entirely." Price twenty
five cents. At Druggists.
Mow vo Recall Names.
For twenty years I have used a
simple but effective plan of recalling
to mind the forgotton name of a per
son, a town,a vessel, etc., and thinking
it might be useful to the readers of the
1 1 will describe mv
mode of doing it.
If I have forgotten the name of a
person I start dt the letter A and dwell
a short time upon each letter of the
alphabet until I reach the letter with
which the name begins, when in an
instant it will come to memory. For
instance I knew a person by the name
of Wilson and had not seen him for
many years. We met and his face was
familiar, but I could not recall .his
name. To do so I started at the com
mencement of the alphabet, and, as I
have said, slowly dwelt npon each
letter in turn,, and the moment 1 came
to W the name came to my memory.
It is the same with towns, streets, etc.
If any reader doubts the efficacy of this
plan let her give it a trial C.
"lire Proof Paper May be Made,"
says a scientific exchange, "from a pulp,
consisting of one partvegetable fibre, two
parts asbestos, one-tenth part borax, and
one-fifth part alum." It is a pity that such
facts as the one following cannot be written,
printed or otherwise preserved, upon tom
*ort of indestructible paper. "My wife
suffered seven years and was bed ridden,
too," said W. E. Huestis, of Emporia,
Kansas, "a number of physicians failed to
help her. Dr. Pierce's 'Golden Medical Dis
covery' cured her." All druggists sell this
remedy. Everybody ought to keep it It
only needs a trial.
Historian Bancroft has gone to Nahr
ville, Tenm, where he will make a visit
of a month or six weeks. The prin
cipal objects of his journey are to see
Mrs. James K. Polk and to collect cer
tain historical material.
SPIRIT O THE NEWS.
The Earl of Longford it dead,
Mr. Manning is stronger and
health is generally improved.
The State Council of Switzerland
has decided to reorganize the Bundes
A heavy frost, disastrous to small
fruits, occured Monday night in Cen
Miss Clara Louisa" Kellogg, who is
now on a concert tour, is requesting
the ladies in her audiences to remove
Primrose-Day, the anniversary of
Lord Beaconfield's death, was generally
observed by English Conservatives.
Fred Douglass who is now in Naples,
is exciting a great deal of attention.
The Italian papers allude to him as
The two leaders of the conspiracy
that led to the deposition of Prince
Alexander of Bulgaria have been re
leased from prison.
The Queen of Sweden who has been
staying at Amsterdam for some time,
where she underwent a critical opei.
ation, is convalescent.
Of all his birthday gifts, which filled
two rooms of his palace, Kaizer Wil
helm most values a life-sized portrait
his eldest great-grandson.
Lord Randolph Churchill is almost
as much in demand as a diner-out as
Gen. Sherman. is said to have
engagements six and seven months
Pittsburg Dispatch: There are a
great many shippers hereaway who
believe that the shot-haul clause of the
Railroad law has by mistake been
coupled to a long-haul tariff.
Judge McCrea Wilmington, N.
has a gift of rare eloquence. When
only 6 years old he was lifted upon a
table at Fayettville to make a speech
of welcome to La Fayette, for whom
the town was named.
Ex-Secretary Manning has written a
friend in New Yorkthe first letter
penned by his own hand in many
monthssaying he is in a better con
dition than at any time since his at
Pedro Garcia, editor of Observador
Fronterigo, languishes in Cutting'B old
cell in Paso del Norte for calling the
Mayor of that town a drunkard and
the Tax Collector of Chihuahua a
The Pall Mall Gazette appeals to the
members of the House of Commons to
commit the editor of the London Times
to the Clock Tower for a breach of
privilege in making its charges against
The Pacific Railroad Commission has
organized with Go Pattisou for Chair
man. A month will probably be spent
in preliminary work in Washington.
Boston and New York will next be
visited, and then work will commenee
in the west.
Mr. C. H. Andrews of Youngstown,
O., has presented his son-in-law, John
A Logan, with a half interest in the
property of the Carbon Lime-Stone
Company, ten miles from that place,
It has a daily output of about 2,000
tons, and young Logan will have the
management of the business.
Nat C. Goodwin, the actor, who mar
ried Eliza Weathersby, has, thrwugh his
attorneys, disposed oi the Government
bonds which his departed wife had put
away for him against a rainy day.
The bonds were recently received at
the Treasury Department for transfer
merely, the beneficiary having sold
Mrs. Harriet A. Moore, the young
widow who recovered $75,000* from
Moses Hopkins, the California million
aire, for breach of promise, has beaten
the record. It is the heaviest judgment
of the kind ever rendered. Mrs. Moore's
bill, as filed, was $251,000 "disappoint
ment, chagrin and humiliation, $225,-
000 damage to health,$25,000 doctor's
"Blind Tom," an old New York sol
dier, has for twenty-three years drawn
a pension of $24 a mouth. A few davs
ago he was notified that his pension
had been increased to $70 a month, and
$6,000 in arrearages awaited his order.
The next morning he was found dead
in a saloon, having died in a fit result
ing from excitement over his good for
Ex-Judge E. D. Wheeler recentlv de
livered a lecture in San Francisco in
which he declared in favor of abolishing
the jury system, and added: "Th
highway robber should die for his of
fense. The thief who assaults a citizen
for purposes of robbery merits death.
The fiend who throws a railroad train
from a track, or attempts to do so
should pay the penalty of his crime with
his life." These sentiments were en
St. Paul April 38.
Wheat, No 1 Hard $
Wheat, No. 1 Northern
Wheat, No. 2 Northern
Corn, No. 2
Oats, No. 2 Mixed
Oats, No. 2 White
Barley, No. 2
Rye, No. 2
Baled Hay, upland....!.'.'! 8
Baled Hay, timothy 10 i
Flour, patent $4
Flour, straights 4
Flour, bakers 3
Cheese Eggs, fresh
Dressed Beef, steers
385 5 60
Minneapolis April 88.
NO. 1 Hard 7(55/^ 7
No. 1 Northern '.I.: $|f T,
Patent in sacks ft 20 4 30
iratent in barrels 4 45 (7c 4 40
Patent at New England
points..... 495 51 0
Patent at N. Y. and Penn.,
Chicago, AprU 28
Wheat, cash ^3
cash r^3 7
Oats, cash ^27Ui
Flax Seed^cash 00
MESS PORE ,.,_..20 00
LIVE STOCK %$&
Cattle .^WfT* C4 40
S** ..6 80
8heP 3 80