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T. PACKABD. Pnttuher.
The Constitution of. Ohio adopted
in 1851 provides for biennial sessions:
The holding ot annual sessions is un
constitutional, but the members whip
the ''devil around the stump" by ad
journmgfrora one year to another,
thus making one long session
®S®Slfei3S S^S-KKSK
'"Kaiser Wilhelm is not only the old
est officer in the German army in'
point of age, but in point of service as
well. His commission as Major-Gon
eral bears date of March SO, 1818,
and he joined the army as an ensign
March 22, 1807. The old soldier is
very old and daily growing more fee
ble. He will scon be mustered out
by death.
^jv^liouis M. Iddings, a young and well
known -journalist of Ohio, a million
th aire, married the daughter of Josiah
Belding,formerly of California—and all
the papers are extending to him envious
congratulations—but it is a strange
thing that thelady is not congratulated
upon her good luck in capturing a bright
journalist, an exploit that might well
^satisfy (foe ambition of any ladjr^ in
TwioJanCr rr.• iJS-S
The 'granger" railroads, so called,
from the fact that they run through
states which produce a vast amount
of grain, report a very large increase
of grains in October. The Milwaukee
and St. Paul increase is $352,205
Northwestern $369,800 Omaha $58,
000 Chicago and Alton $143,503.
The tonnage of wheat is decidedly be
low the average, but this is more than
compensated by the large increase in
corn and provisions.
A writer in an eastern paper says
he had got a little hardened to the
atrocity of "funeral obsequies,"
pecially since some literary light or
'other recently defended the use of the
phrase but he was totally unprepared
for "wedding nuptials," and uttered
feeble profcqst agsinst too much of
a thing as good as matrimony even.
He felt that the line must be drawn
somewhere on tautological expressions
in the public press.
-i Russia has decided to construct as
speedily as possible four more steel
cruisers for the Baltic and three ships
for the Black Sea fleet. Work will be
gin as soon as three enormous iron
clads*, each of 10,000tons, are launch
ed from the dockyards of Sebastapol.
Russia has an abundance of iron and
coal, and seems determined to have a
navy that will correspond with her
great armies. Bussian sailors are
among the hardiest and best in the
world and th^jhis no reason why they
should hot handle great ships and great
guns as affectively as any. j.
w-uAa eminent authority on the statis
ticsofgold and silver places the value
ofthe gold product of the world in
•1884. at $93,000,000, and that of
silver at $120,000,000. The value of
the gold production is 2 percent. less
than that of 1883, 9 per cent, less
than that for 1882, and 13 per cent,
less than that for 1881. Betweenl851
and 1860 the.annual yield was $134,
000,000 or 30 per cent, more than
that for the past year, and in the suc
ceeding decade, 1861-1870, it was 25
per cent, greater. Thus has the pro
duction decreased, not only since the
golden period of 1850, but year by
since 1880.
The Egyptian obelisk in Central
Park, New York, is now receiving a
paraffine coating, which it is hoped,
will prevent further injury by the
climate. The surface of the great pil
lar has already been seriously affect
ed, and crumbling pieces are easily re
moved with the finger. Before the
paraffine is? applied all the loosened
particles will be carefully taken away
then the stone will be thouroughly
cleaned with ammonia and finally cov
ered with the heated wax. The par
affine to be used has been specially
prepared, and is as pure as it possibly,
can be. It is estimated that more than
200 pounds will be required. Thepro
cess^jvjll give the obelisk a slightly
dftrker k'uS^han it now possesses.
The commissioners of emigration of
the state of New York have reported
to the secretary of the treasury that
during theyjear ending June 80, there
arrived at the port of New York from
foreign ports 356,906 passengers, of
whichnumber 294,013 come as steer
age passengers' and: were landed at
Castle Garden, where they were exam
ined by commissioners. Most of these
-were destined to Illinois, New York,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Michigan,
Minnesota and Wisconsin, During
year there were returned to the
country whence they pamer2,188 emi
grants ofwhichfil wereinsane 32
wert idiots, 2 tlind,9 deaf and dumb,
,'21 crippled, 78 en eiente 478 disabled
by sickness, 77 by reason of old age,,
•, ,and 435 were without visible means
of support. The amount the im
migrant. fund collected under the act
7*\ &
Till NEWS'Mnnmiiia
Kbe Zpal and Saved ofthe Wrecked Alio*
The following revised list of the lost and
saved, in the Algomn disaster in Lako
Passengers Lost—EdwMd Frost, wife
and child, of Owen Sound Mrs. Dudgeon
and two children, otOwenSound William
Higgins, wholesale merchant of Winnipeg
Charles and Douglas Buchanan, of Hillier,
Ont. Louis Simmerman of Port Arthur
William.Milligen of Medford G. Emerson
of Hamsgate, England.
Crew Saved—Capt. Moore of OwenSound
J. B.( Hasting, first mate, ot Owen Sound
R. 1). Simpson, second mate, of Owen
Sound H. McCaligher, H. Lewis and J.
McNubb, watchmon R. Stephens, K. Boul
ton and D. Langston. deck hands R. Mc«
Call,. J. McLean and J. Mclnty re waiters.
Passengers Saved—W. J. Hull and W. B.
Total number lost, forty-fivo saved,
fourteen. This makes tho full number oi
persons tho Canadian Pacific officials esti
mate on board the steamer.
Geu* Sheridan Speaks Strongly on the In*
dlun Question*
In^ speaking of the address made to tho
^resident a few days ago by tho comraittco
»om tlxe'Lake Mohonk Indian conference,
in which they requested him to ask in his
message to divide the Indian lands in sev
eralty, so that tho tribal relations might
be destroyed, Uen Sheridan said:
I have been advocating that thing
for nearly twenty years, and if
my recommendations had been adopt
ed first it would have saved them
thousands of lives and millions of
dollars. My plan is to give each family
320 acres and have the government buy
the remainder of the reservation at $1.23
an acre and pay font in 4 per cent bonds.
Tho interest on these bonds would be
enough to support the Indians, educate
them, civilize them, buy. them cattle and
agricultural implements, hire good men to
teach them farming. Tako tho Crow reser
vation, for example, where we have so
much troublo keeping tho settlers off.
It embraces 5,000,000 acres of tho
best land in the world, owned byaboutfivs
hundred families. Give each family two
sections, and the proceeds of the sale ofthe
.remainder of the land would be at least
$6,000,000. The interest on this would
give about $500 a year to each family,and
that would give them all the money they
needed. Tho same is true of all the Indian
reservations. There is not ono of them
that could not be sold for enough to sup
port the Indians permaneut]y,so that the
government need not appropriate any
thing mora for their support. Nearly
all these latds could be sold for
$1.25 an acre at any time, and
some of them are worth $8 or $10 an acre.
It cost the government $200,000 to keep
the boomers off the Indian Territory last
year, to keep settlers off the lands that are
idle, although they are valuable, and are
bringing their owners nothing. These
lands if BOld,just like the Crow reservation,
would bring a fund, the interest of whioh
would support the Indians permanently
The Indians are the richest land owners In
the country, but their property is not
bringing, them anything.
No Admittance Witliont Vaccination.
Tho following explains itself:
I am directed by the minister of agricul
ture, statistics and health to ask yon to al
low himtto state in your columns, for the
information of the traveling public, that
the lieutenant governor of Manitoba, iu
council, having issued a proclamation re
quiring the vaccination ofall persons enter
ing the province who may not-be sufficient
ly protected from smallpox by pre
vious vaccination, it is the inten
tion from this date to make a rigid in
spection of all persons arrivingin the prov
ince via the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Mani
toba railway at St. Vincent and at Neche.
It will, therefore, be well for all persons
who may not have been vaccinated within
areasonable time to have vaccination per
formed before starting on their journey, ao
as to. render their vaccination at the
boundary of this, province unnecessary.
Acton.Burrows, Deputy Minister.,
From Washington.
Congressman Struble of Iowa has" taken
arouse «ivN street, near Thirteenth. He
will bring his family here this winter.
-It is estimated by government officials
that the railroad companies carry,$l 000,
000,000 a year of government funds, and
losses are inconsiderable.
Gei). Longstreet has asked the govern
ment to bring suit against him on bis offi
cial bond, that his claim for $21,000 due
him from thegovernmeut may bo tested.
Among tho namee on the delinquent tax
list of the Dhtrict of Columbia are those
of Senator Beck, John A. J. Cresswell, efc
postmaster-. general, aud ex-Secretary of
the Navy Chandler.
Secretary Endicott has sent instructions
to military commanders whofte stationed
in the neighborhood in which uprisings of
the Chinese are apt to occ'.ir, to haye their
troops in readiness to enforce tKo provi
sions of the president's proclamation.
The president recently appointed Dr.
JohnG. Lee of Philadelphia secretary of
the legation ^Constantinople. Dr. Lee is
a friend of Minister Cox, and is understood
to have, been appointed on his personal
solicitation. He is familiar with tho mod
ern languages, and is said to be peculiarly
fitted for the place.
WiDiam Hyde wob appointed postmaster
of St. Loin*, vice Boaney D. Wells, sus
pended. Mr. Hyde was endorsed by the
entice Democratic congressional delega
tion from Missouri, including both sen
ators, the president of the city council
nineteen of the city officials, ana by many
inrommentjbAnkers. Heis the editor of
ijhs'St. £btfi&'Republican.-
Mrs. Gen. Custer was not a candidate for
thef pension agency at Detroit, Mich. She
xnight have had: the office if she would have
accepted it, but she reasoned that she was
doing very well in Now York, and was en
gaged in work that was more agreeable to
her than, an official responsibility would be
and she conclnded to transfer the interest:
that had. been introduced in her behalf 'to
the sister of Gen Custer, Mrs. Calhoun,
whose husband was also killed In the flght
with Sitting Bull. The president, however,
refused to appoint Mrs. Calhoun,
Among the callers on tho president, were
a.party of Englisttyfjtourist*. who arrived
here recently from 'San Francisco. They
art about finishing a year's tour around
the world. There were eight-in the party,
an men. They were very much pleased
with what they saw at the White Bouse,
and particularly »itb the entire absence
of formality. One of them said they had
called during the tour on the rulers of
twenty-one countries of powers, but that
on mK previous occasion had their visit
been a pleasure. on account of tho numer
ous-tiresome formalities that they were
jeqiured to go through bdfore they had ac
complished anything.
?*r»oit*l Mention,,
.. Amator Stanford
gives $20,000,000a« an
endowment land for a unlrsraity in CaU-
ofAugi 1882, wafl $142,210, and sforaXu.
the expenses of the commission^ !g.Sfl»a Jennie Morton, a member of Bartley
expenses:,of the commission
amotmitd to 9140,034. The commis
sioner* recommend that the act of
congress to regulate immigration be
amended so as to provide for adeqan**
penalties for all violations of the law.
EttrapbeU'a "White Slave" company, died
Oi apoplajy in New York. Heriftalnam*
was Ma. Jetmie'lTorister.
f.i»qt. Oneljr. came: neat- falling over a
baKony in London while lookiiiTi at tbe
procieaion onXord Mayur'g day. He wu
bjrtlwimn jiutin tiraetosarfltim.
R, M..?omeroy, a wealthy and promi
nent resident oi Boston, died recentir,
aged 'seventy years. He built the Central
branch of the Union Puciiic railrqad, .and
was president ot tiie road for several years.
rior \b aa^accurate as can be made at pres
J. Malone, first porter H.
QilJ,,John Scott, L. Rooke, C. Murray, Bal
lentina Butea, deck hawta J. Lott, F.
Brooks. W, Stokes, cooks George Thornp
son, nowRboy Thomas McKinney,W. Hen
derson, H. McClinton, Thomas 8nelling,
J. McKewtie, H. Emorton, F. Knight,
waiters A. McKinzic, pureer George
Pettigrew, first engineer A. McDer
mott, second engineer: Charles Taylor
Stewart? A. Mitchell, A. C. Targett, W.
Gibson,- J.-Brown, J. Wayatufr, fireman
H. Yanson and H. Martimer, wheetamep
J. Paddle, H. Bondker and It. Mitchell,
Beeorcl of Oasaalties.
Francis Ladman was killed in Boston
while hurdle racing.
Dean O'Lauehlln fell dead while at mass
in the University college, Dublin.
TIT© Duquesne furniture factory and Pish
& Thompson's foundry, Pittsburg, wore
burned. Loss, $55,000 insurance, $15,
Capt. M. A. Maguire, wholesale trunk
dealer of Cincinnati was drowued in the
Tennessee river while duck hunting near
Coulterville, Tenn.
Robert Simmons, while trying to kill fish
at Little Hock, Ark., with dynamite, ex
ploded some of the stuff in his coat pocket,
and his right arm was blown off in a
Dr. William" Benjamin Carpenter, LL.
D., F. K. S., an eminent English phyniolo
gist, is dead. He died from the effects of
terrible burns caused by tho upsetting of a
lamp while he was taking a vapor bath for
Crimes and Criminals.
Frank C. Felton, an operator on the
Chicago board of trade, shot himself at his
residence recently. No cause is assigued.
•Rev. R, D. Phillips, a Methodist minister
at Br^nchport, N. Y., was arrested for
forging several $1,000 notes against his
Fred Townsend, aged thirteen, of Troy,
N. Y., deliberately buried Willie McCuUls
ter, aged five, in a clay bank, and piled on
the clay till he Wiled him.
Samuel Culbertson, a former agent of the
Adams Express company at^Lyons, Ind.,
has been arrested on a charge of embezzling
$400. Culbertson is tho son of Col. Cul
bertson, a prominent attorney of Vincennes,
Bono Montgomery, who absconded from
Bloomington, Neb., leaving his wife and
child penniless and creditors to tho extent
of several-thousand'dollars, is also .now
charged witu forgeries by which he defraud*
od Bloomington banks out of $1,800.
Foroign Mews.
Tho Glencoe, Ont., express agent ab
sconded with $7,000 of the company's
Canadian journals boas') that Canada
sent 11.500,000 eggs into the United States
during the past year.
The schools of St. John, N. B^ are about
to be closed for lack of funds. The school
board has a deficit off70,000 to meet.
Mr. Parnell said that Mr. Gladstone's
statement, though vague and unsatisfac
tory, was the most important on the Iritft
question oyer delivered by an English min
Dr. Stransky, the chief mover of the
Roumeliaa revolution and president of the
provisional7 government at Philippopolis,
has been forced to resign on a charge of
Georgo J. Fryer, express and telephone
agent and postmaster at Glencoe,. Ont.,
has absconded, taking with him between
$C,000 and $7,000 left with him by banks
to be expressed. He took a woman with
him, leaving his family in destitute cirouiA*
A singular case, showing the contagious!
nature of smallpox, has been discovered at
Montreal. A child who died of smallpox
had a pet cat which it fondled during its
illness. ^When -the health official came to
disinfect the house the cat was f6und tip be
covered with BinaUpox postules, and was
taken and shot and ite body burned.
Quebec Special:—Since the return of the
detachment of battery from tho North
vest, grave rumors have been circulating in
military circles and the membera .olfito
battery are convinced that their bfiflm'
have received orders.from Ottawa to hold
everything in readiness for a return to the
Northwest in aritidpation of more trouble,
especially of a raid upon some of the fort*
4n the territory. Their conviction on the
subject is strengthened by a recent dispatch
respettingrtye doubling of the force ai Be-
Oeaeral Zfews.
.Of Minnesota's population 817,318 an
native to the state.
A largo number of families from Central
Illinois are imigrating to Florida.
Gor. Ogleeby of Illinois pats his Thanks
giving proclamation into ten lines.
AspinwaJI wants the United States to
pay $8,00i/ 000 for property destroyed in
the riots:
The St. Paul Land, company filed ar
ticles of incorporation with the secretary
of state recently.
00 W. Smith & Son, dealers in agricultur
al implements, Fostoria, Ohio, hav* made
aa a8signinsntt
An Interesting Talk With LouisRiel While
In Prison—What Siel Has to Say About
A correspondent of the New York Herald
at Regina says: Riel was kept a close pris
oner in his Httle celi^ whlch, by the way, is
the first on the right hand side when you
leave the guard room to enter the central
building on the south side ot the barracks,
which is the Regina prison for the time be
ing.- Tho rebel's cell is six and a half fee.t
by four and a half, lighted by the usual
prison grating. It contains the prisoner's
bed, made.up of three twelve-inch -boards.
in width. It is about six feet in length.
This bench is attache^ to the north side of
the little cell by hinges, so that in tho day
time it is.raised upward and fastened to the
wall by a hook. By. this means so' much
space, is saved for "pacing purposes"
during daytime. The bedclothes are
folded togother every morning and
thrown into a corner of tho cell.
Riel's writing desk: is hinged-on to the
west side ot the little cell, the same as his
bed, and when I show you three large
manuscript books filled with "visions,"
"manifestations" and rodomontade, to
gether with a bible presented to Riel by his
mother, and a few Roman Catholic prayer
books, jrou have the cell of the rebel half
breed, Louis Riel. The scaffold is at the
-extreme south end ot the prison, enclosed
by aboard fence nine feet square. It was
on this scaffold that Connors, the Moose
jaw murderer, w^s oxecutod on Friday,
July 17, for the brutal murder of his chum,
Henry.- Molaski.' It was 4 o'clock when
tho iron wicket leading from the guard
room vto the prison1 proper noiseiesaly
opened on its well-oiled hinges, and I
walked inside, quickly turned to the right,
and a^, dosen paces took me to the tell of
the condemned rebel. Riel exhibited little
surprise ou beholding his visitor. With
the.cordiality of a -ho£blooded prisoner he
warmly shook my hand.
"Now, Mr.Riol,"8aid I, "thoughyou have
often been asked the question before, per-,
haps you will tell me candidly your reason
tor raislng the late rebellion?"
"If I did not answer tlie question often
enough," answered Riel, "I am sure some
of my good friends outside did it forme.
But there is something yet to be gathered.
Ido not think I'raised'tho late war. but
Gov. Robinson of Massachusetts grantee
a requisition upon the
governor of Marylanc
for the arrest and transportation to thai
transportation to thai ^Ido not thiuk I 'raised' tho late war. but
state of T. Mellon of Baltimore, who hoi^ ^advised the starvinghalf-breeds to stand
been indicted by the grand jury for conspir
acy with Mrs. Cooledge and others of the
city of Boston, to murder his daughter-in
At Baker City, 0regon,twoyoungwomenr
Mins Mabel Holmes and MissNellieMelville
had a bitter jealous quarrel, when the lat
ter drew a small pistol andshot the
The ball took affect in therightside of Miss
Holmes, and passed neaely through her
body. A surgeon pronounces the wound
0. D. Crocker has been bound overto the
court of common pleas at Cleveland, outhe
charge of obtaining 17,500 shares ot Ari
zona mining stock from Mr. Bennett, under
false pretenses. Crocker is a young Cleve
land man, who made the Arizona {nine
owners believe that ho was the owner of
valuable property in Cleveland and Chi
cago, which he doesn't possess.
At Chicago, Policeman N. W. O'Brien
received a bullet in his left lung from a re
volver fired by one Max Rittenberg, a
drunken shoemaker, who quiokly fled,
shooting promiscuously at people who
pursued, and diving into tho cellar of a
laundry, placed the weapon at. his own
temple, pulled the trigger and died instant
ly. O'Brien expired shortly afterwards.
a u-UCUO
I had never snpposedthat a drop
of blood need be shed. I thought it would
be cheaper for the government to come to
terms with me. The government did not
do so, and my counsel—no matter what
they say now—expected good terms. Now
my counsel are ^ise,rand I am a fool in the
eyes ot idiots.1.1
_"0n what conditions did yon leave the
United States with the half-breed deputa
tion to come to Batoche?"
"The deputation told lue they were in a
bad 8tateahdwerosuretheycouldget good
termsfromthe governmentif they only had
therightkindof aleader They offered me
friendship, a home and plenty of-money
if I came back with them. "Nolin, who
swore so hard against me,was the loudest
trying to get me to Batoche. However, ho
treated me well after I got there,"
James Young, a convict ferving a ten
year terra at Joliet, 111., from Carroll
county for burglary, has confessed that
ho is the murderer of Dr. Allen of Sand
wich, 111. A young man named William
Thomas was convicted of this murder on
the ovidence of a female detective .from
Chicago, and sent to prison for seventeen
years. Young is a notorious burglar, who
has been an inmate ef. several Western
is a Wonder to me that you did not
think and hesitate over coming back to
Canada for the purpose of exciting the half
breeds again?"
did thiuk. I asked the spirit to ad
vise me. He said, 'There is a fish underthe
rock'and I was to haul it out. We all went
to confession and prayed. After that the
spirit told me to go. I couldn't refuse."
"What is the Spirit, Mr.Hiel? Have you
seen it?"
"Yes, frequently.' It is a man eight feet
The murder of Charles Campbell, a well
known young man of Albany, Or bv Capt.
W. W. Saunders, editor of the Benton
Leader, a few days ago, is attracting great
attention. Public feeling against Saunders
and Miss Mattlo Allison, one of the hereto*
fore prominent' and' popularvoung' ladios
of the place, is very bitter. The coroner's
jury in their verdict charge both with mur
der. The prisoners have waived oxainina
tion and were committed without bonds-
it true you. .offered .to leave your
people, the half-breeds of Saskatchewan, to
nght out their own-battles if you got a
large sum of money from the government?"
"It is' a liel" cried Riel. "Tho govern
ment hunted me from friends and homo
like a, wild beast. "Sir John never paid me
what he promised, and I did not deserve
the treatment I got. It is the duty of the
government to release mo now and give mo
$100,000,'. There was nothing to prevent
me goipg with Gabriel to tho states after
Ye had lost Batoche. The Spirit told me
to have courage like King David, who suf
fered as I did.".
Is it true that you were assisted in rais
ing this rebellion byvthe Hudson Bay com
I have told you did not taiso the rebell
ion. We bated the Hudson Bay company
mure than the government. They are vil
llans and Tobbcrs, but their day is shortr
Ybu will find
Boston-nepers assert thatthe espoinage
placed on faro playing has rapidly
club room playing, which is just as bad and
Two children, Mary £. and Andrew Mlllfl.
of Detroit, have inherited thriugh their
late mother $80,000 ct the great Morgan
estate in New York,
Woodstock, Ct. had what is called "a
swell old-fashioned husking" recently.
Guests came from-Boston and frew York*
The invitations were printed oflcom husks,
the grounds lighted by pumpkin jaeW
lanterns^ and 226 bushels of corn were
Judge Allen, ia thesuperior court at pos
tpn rendered^ Jifs decision iti the divoree
svlt of Fred S.
.Tabop from his *-wffcj Annie
alleging adultery with her pastor. th0
Rev. il/ Downes. The wjfe submitted a
er^ss bill charging Uer husband with infl
deifty. The judge grants the husband a
divorce $nd dfsmlss^s tbd crofs bilL
of their dirty tricks
there," pointing to a book ot manuscripts,
"In case you die you intend these manu
scripts shall be published?"
"Yes:- I may die, but I will rise again af
ter three days."
"Then it is all the same to you whether
you die or not?"
-''Not altogether. If I die God must raise
ine from the dead, aud I do iidt want to
put him to the inconvenience of working a
mfracle-for ine."
*\You ,did not make a very good stand at
Batoche against Gen. Middleton?"
'•Pogp fellows! They couldn't make a
stand against anything. They had neither
iood, clothes, arms, ammunition, nor
the fearot God."
"Toil told Dr. Willoughby at Batoche
last winter.you "would rule the Northwest
or perish in the attempt.'"
'.f| mayjiave said so. Idon'tthinkldid,
though. Willoughby and Welsh werofright
ened as tnvp|ed coyotes,"
••I *'Why did you allow your men to attack'
Maj. Crosier at Duck Lake?"
"I did.not allow them. Neither did they
attack Crosier. Crazier is agood man, but
fired first, I could liavo Prinoe Albert,-:
Carlton Battleford^ etc.. taken and whites
massacred if I liked. What was to pre
vent me taking Saskatoon? I stopped
bloodshed in place of shedding it. I hope
Sir John will repent though/1
"What do you think ofthe legal proceed
ings in your case?".
•'I am very thankful to my Quebec
friends-for thinking-of me,-but they are
fighting the devil on his own reserve. The
heretics want'RielV blood."
''What's your opinion ot the three advo
cates they sent you up?"
"Well, I. do not wish. to- M&y anything
against tliein. Poor fellows, they dia thoir
best.. They didn't understand my case at
alh. ir Lemicux could speak English like
me he ^i^ght ,be able to get along. Fits
patrick thinkaJbe is as tall as the Spirit,
but he is.'two fdet less. .Grecnshields made
me sick. I am glad be was put to one side.
However, I thank them Xrom my heayt."
"Whnt do you-think about ins docislQQ
of the privy .couneil?".'.:
"I knew what would be the re
milt. The Spirit told ms Sir John!
wa« laughing ot-the Engli^lt bulls all
ths time :4hey were trying a poor half*
breed that never
committed acrime. I could
not expect ^mercy from John Ball no more
than the Irish tionld. 'lfLcould speak five
hours at my own trial or be allowed to de
fend myself I would not be here to-day^"
"You spoke very:' bard against Arch
bishop Tache, Judge Dabuc, Sir John A.
.Macdonald and
others oity our trial. Would
you repeat what you sold of them £gain?"
No. answer, file) uodd^ mysteriously,
flnd became wrappedia thoaght. Sudden
ly he jumped'up
in a very excited condition
and gesticulated wildly,
"TheyareallknavesJ" hecriedT"Idid
pot te|l the whole truth about tfceift, Hut
1 will say nothing. The archbishbp sent
me a eross, b'put was not yery Iqcky, for
had it only ,t«jft days wheu ac polioeman
stole it/J. ~J-
Here the spurred and belted guardian ol
the "prophet'! tapped moon the .-Bboulder
and suggested'! wouldMwfc a move on," so
I moved—out of the o^l), and, monntina
my broncho, cantered till I reached Gil
lespie's stables, inthe eentlrof the "Qneen
Beeeher Xgaltfit Bl|b Tarlflb.
made a speech that attracted greAt attea*
wa«£nfciToif ofjio
the beat policy to follow was to place a dl*
»ect ]tax upon the people to defray the ex
peiyies of the government. The innate sel
nshness ot the people, born of their igno«
ranee, would make the operation of BU« ha
policy impossible until the arrival cf the
millehium. Mr. Beecher^' amid great .ap
plause and laughter,:, snid^that protection
,\Tas the "jugglery Of the devil. That-at
politicians were statesmen, protec
tion would die a: natural' death
in spite of the devil but politicians were
not statesmen, they were "vote-mongers,'
Mr. Beecher spoke in most uncompliment
ary language of custom houses, and said
he believed from personal observation that
it there was such a.thing as a proline oath'
it could invariably be found in the courts
and custom houses. Quoting the secretary
of the National Labor organisation, Mr.
Beecher eaid there were now in this coun
try a.million oflaborersunemployed. After,
referring to the rivalry among capitalists
in deVeloping and reaping tho profits in
discovered industries, which resulted
{^inevitable over-production and the ulti
mate effect ot throwing laborers again out
of work, Mr. Beecher remarked that there
was no tariff on men, and wondered if the
Protectionists woro thinking ot bettering
.the situa.tion .by placing a tariff on import
ed paupot lalior..
This was intensely amusing to the audi
ence, and its suppressed laughter increased
to a roar when tho speaker remarked:
This country was a latgo exporter, "of
religion." This country seut millions of
dollars to.heathen countries to instill the
.principles of Christianity into the minds of
unbelievers, while the article went 'bogging
at home. This country was liberal in ex
porting religion for tho benefit ot tho hea
then, bnt when those benighted individuals
came to this country, to b6 nearer to the
fountain-head of such teaching, they. wero
met with stones and curses^ and only al
lowed to remain at the peril of their lives.
Though Mr. Beecher's short address
abounded in cutting sarcasms and witty
figures, heclojcd in an .earnest and impres
sive vein, with old arguments in a dress so
new and attractive thathis audience listen
ed with the most strained attention. The
speaker's closing words wcrea tribute to tho
liberty that had founded the government,
that had freed the slave, and which would
remove every bar to its commorcial grand
Galveston Scorohnd
At 1:40 o'clock Friday the
18 th lnst., the
moBt destructive tiro in the history of Gal
veston broke out in a small foundry and
car repair shop on the nor£h side of Avenue
A, known as the Strand, between Sixteenth
and Seventeeth streets. A fierce gale from
the north was blowing at tho time, and the
flamcs spread with lightning rapidity.
up for their rights, shamefully denied them
by Sir John."
"You deny, then, that all this bloodshed
has been caused by you."
About 800 houses were burned which
were occupiedby fully 500 families. From
Avenuo E, however, the burned district in
cludes the wealthiest and most
fashionable portion ot the city.
One hundred elegantly furnished
mausions are in ruins. Many. of
these residences had beautiful gardens at
tached, and the moneyed loss does hot
represent over halt their value. The city
assessor says the taxable value of the
dwelling* burneg is $650,000. This makes
the actual value of the property
$1,500,000, which, perhaps, represents
the loss in money. The insurance
men placo tho .insuranco at $800,
000. So far as can be learned not a single
accident occurred. The scene during the
progress of the fire was simply frightful, so
fiUod with misery and terror that whoever
witnessed it must bear its vivid impress for
a lifotimo. The wind rose to a screaming
gale in the vicinity of the fire, and swept
through the burning belt in terrific whirls,
carrying millions of livo cinders high up in
the air, and raining them down a mile dis
tant over the wooden city and its panic
stricken inhabitants. Fortunately the
flames spared the go%'ernment building and
onward toward thegulf. At Avenue
the fiend reveled in the most
Btylish mansions of the city. One of the
first of these splendid houses to suc
cumb'was a$40,000 house. -Then in rapid
rocession went the residences of Julius
Leon Blum, H. Fellman, George
Selby, R. F. George's $G0|000 residence,
Thomas Goggans and three hundred .ot
less value. These names represent a loss
of $40,000 to $70,000 eacb. .The total
area of the burnt district in 100 acres, and
forty and a.halt blocks are swept clear 6t:
.everything combustible. Something over'
400 houses were burned, and it is estimated
by relief committee that about 1,000 fami
lies are rendered.homeless thegreatmajori
ty pf whom, especially the poor ones, lost
The city of Galveston Js situated on the^
inner shore of Galveston island, Texas,840
miles west from thef mouth of the south
pass"-.of the Mississippi river, 290 mileis
southwest of .New Orleans and 180 miles
southeast of Austin,. It is the largest city.
in the state, and the priucspal port.
|^-l)esth'of £x-8euator Sharon*
Ex-Sonator William Sharon diod at San
Francisco, at the age of 64. He was born
at Smithfield, Ohio. He stiirliod law with
the lato Secretary Stanton, but tailod to
get on harmoniously with him. In 1845
be'went to St. Louis and was admitted to
the bar, .but failing health forced hiin, rol.uc-/
tantly to abandon.his profcSMion,and heset
up as a ooimtijy atorekee|er at Carrollton,
111., where ho was found at the outbreak of
the, gold fever in 1840.. He was one of .the
first 'to start across the plains./ Reaching
Sacriamento, he opened a store, but 'ac
cumulated money so Blowly that a year
later he started for San Francisco, as he
said years aftenvafd, "to change his luck/'
Jlegot intothe ringof millionairesandbe
came himself Immensely wealthy.. Mr.
Sharon's• •. acquaintance with •'General
?.mubr,. began in Washington, ifter
.Mr, Sharon's election to- the sen-,
ate ,, as a representative from" Ne
vada in 1875—succeeding WilliamM.Stew
art, pho was Nevada's first-representative
in the senate,. In tlie senate Mr. Sharon
was principally known for his absences.
Mr. Sharou's wife died' a number of years
ago.. She was a devout Catholic His
daughter a: few years' ago. married Sir
Thomas Hesketh of England.^. She Uvesin
England, but is now in this ctVunt'ry.' The:
only son, Frederick Sharon, married Miss
Tevis, daughter ot l|ls father's old trioiidj
Lloyd Tevis. -Mrs/ Sharon is a, dashing,
beautiful woman, and married when quito^
young Owen Breckehridge- son of iCen
tuckv's brilliant son Gen- John (X
Brockenridge. The inarriage ,^os not a
happy one, and a divorce followed, Men
tion has been made of Mr.: Sluiron's rela*
tiohs with
Sarah Althea Hill. Sarah Althea
was a, woman well khowii in San Fruncis
co. She waii keen and bandsome young and
attractive, and fond of the society of elder
ly men. She was adepositor in Mr* Shar»
on sbnnk. Oho day.in: August,^ 16^0. she:
ffiet tii^tyillionaire, who invited her to call
and see: hirai 8ho weht. The result Jed
to the suitthat is one of the jnoat celeb rat
ed "in the history of litigation In tlija
country. She sworp that-. Sharon asked
her to become hfs wife, The Judge de*
flared tlmt Mite Saralr Althea HiU had been
legally married by a contract which
hud been signed byboth.five years ago.^
Tho judge grauted her a divorce and a dl
vUioh ..Of Senator SbnronV property
whose value, was estimated at$lO,OfiHj0Oo.
The coiinsers fees amounted to $10OfOOO.
Tbecourtgavo Mi
HIU back alimony at
the rate of^S.OOO for thirteen months,
to^be paW pendliig aij appeal:»lor a newV
trial. Sines then-ttls* ,!^ baa beon Uvihg'
on the fat of the land.
Bfamarck Spccial: The inqhiry into tjie
lftud frauds. ipa4e„through insprotum no*
to roosM4. wl&nd dfetrleti law.
uititig in jmmerous cancellations, inspect
tor Easterly from Montana but formerly
Goodhue connty. Mint)^ has examined part
of the entries In Emmons, Barleigh and Mc
Lean eouhties, anthis now at work In Kid
der county, He hos .beeu at work two
months, and ndtices of canceled entries ate
being received from Washing.tooatan aver
age of half A dosen per day About one
hundred, have so far been canceled, being
pases-whept l^tfe pr no attempt had been
jnafotocomgW with thq requirement^ of
Bngliutd fieolare. War Ajcatait Barmah
-and/its Bloody* Uonstrons Monarch
/A British ca^inot coanpil was held at the
official residence of the fint lord ot the
treasury on the 10th inst Tho reply of
Sing. Theobaw to England's ultimatum
having been read, the cabinet declared war
against Burmah, and a formal declaration
of war,:" with the queen's 'sanction,
has been issued. -The -^ench gov
ernment and the. Burmese minister
resident of Paris havo been notified.
All foreign subjects remaining in Burmah
are required to come into the British lines.
The British army of invasion is advancing,
15,000 strongi.
the greater portion being in
ateamera.' The Vfiret military operations
will be the bombardment by the ironclad
flotilla or^ the military forts.
The immediate proburiiig cause of the
declaration of war was the refusal of
King Theebaw to withdraw his decroo
levying a tax of $1,250,000. on the
Bombay Burmah'Trading company tor
alleged failure to observe thrir contract in
connection.with the lease of a large area of
teak forests in Burinah and hia refusal to
recoive a British resident with aguard and
commissioner to investigate the differences
with the Bombay company. A war will
necessarily result in the annexation of -Up
per Burmah,tor a protectorate there would
be out of the auestion. The British go vern
ment might plivce on the "golden throne"
the Mingohxrprince, who has abetter titlo
to it than Theebaw but British inter
ests could not bo so well consulted
by such an arrangement as by directanexa
tion. There is another Burmese prince liv
ing on a pension of 600 rupees a month
from the British goyornment, at Calcutta,.
but he is described as
the worsttypebf Bur
man, and is hated at Mandalay. As Lord
Dufferin has been told by Lord.Randolph
Churchill, who is secretary of state tor ln
diav thathe.bod bettor settle the Burmah
business in his own way, with Churchill's
proval Dufferin hoe Ordered an advance,and
as Burmah will be subjugated, the British
government will will not take any more risks
and will probably attach Theebaw's ter
ritory, as far as the region of the Shan.
tribes at least, to British India. The Shan
tribes aro, indeed, reported to be desirous
of British rule, and ii-the whole region is
taken in, the Chinese frontier will touch
that iof British India, and the proposed
railroad to Chinese territory will probably
railrooa toCUmeeo territory w. probably
The President aud the Indians.
A committee waited upon the president
the other day and was addressed on the
subject of Indian 'affairs. Tho president lis
tened attentively to the speakers, and as*
"J1*®** them of the deep interest he had in
the Indianquestion.
He reviewed briefly the many difficulties
encountered in dealing with the question,
which he acknowledged was a most import
ant one, and said that the great trou
ble in his mind, was the first prac
tfou step to be taken in improving
the condition of the Indian. Shall we give
them more schools and churches, and agri
cultural implements for use on tho reoi rva
tions, or shall we deed them lands in seveiv
^ndleave them to their own rcaourc
W'. trouble he found was to get rid
of the influences of the old chiefs. Then
again, it we leave.thelndianBtothemselves!
and one becomes angry, aloud cry goes all
over the country that we are starving the
Indians.. How are we to get the Indiansto
We certainly cannot
drive them off their reservations. Is
it better
to keep them, under tutelage, where thev
are, or would their civilitation be better
aecomplished in some other way? Tlie
question is surrounded ^rith difficulticw.
and. thepiost important consideration: to
my: mindi at present -Is, what is the must
useful thing to be done? While it might
not be well for the cause to disturb tho In
diansJn their present homes, he belioved
tha^ the reservations would ultimately be
men to them inseveralty, and the IndLaiu
thrown on their own resources.
9 HtMrtjr aiitto cdMnh.
The first definite details ot Senator Stan
ford 8 scheme tor the wtafaliBbment in Call-
J-E-i! .eme
A. Welle*, ion of the late OUcon
VWlw.woretary ol the navy durlnt Preei
d«t Mnwinli adnilntatratlon, died nt'
1 typhod
._i^cW,^n?'!^bmp&led to torrents ot
appalling elsctrf, diuhaifee,
ivfn^n Gttpaba river, pawed through
S i1?'
l«aTiH ft toftd wa«te of foresU, plantation
S? cyclone waa a half
WW' haye goto over forty
mile* picking up dead anif woon^e^, and
Tiii.t-0, 'iagag *h» iraokie.
wliu? P^5°I
Jmvtb been found-killed
Anlntenetin* patent. decisionmti.
deredInthsOnltfiStates courtataS
tf Jam« T. Drummond
agalnstW, Veneaibe *Co„ ot Peterahurs,
Va.,for inlringement ot the Qrummond
P1"? tobaco, so
thatJt coflJjp eut and retailed without
?.h# P®4"1
The MifccUell Eepublican tios
sold to Letcher & Qray.
Ben Arthur, a pugilist, was found
dead at Bismarck.
eo manufacturer. the 8tatee
Judge Blodgett declded ^he patent invnUd.
•AS.®?!**' MOq., John JPoley, an attach?
AHM woman whom bo bad been
tor some month* on Intimate terma, and
Eighty aores ol land near Bapid City
recently sold for $12,000. 7 ,^
Alden & Waters'elevator at
gree burned. Loss, $8,000.
A colony of twenty-four persohs®ii
trom Vermont have joined the Ed-l'
munds county settlement. ".*•
Two months ago the Bev. J, B. Mf
Corkell ol Slanton, gave "Joseph Bo
beau. $1,000 to buy ponies in Mon
tana. That, was the fas): seen of Jo
Beph. .-*
The^ Estelliue creamery just closed
made 26,035 pounds oi butter during
the season. The a/verage ,price paid
for cream per pound was 121-2 cents.
It is estimated that 2,000,000
bushelsof grain from the present crop,
1,500,000 of which is wheat, has been
taken out of points tributary to the
Hastings & Dakota. Av-it
One hundred and sixty thousand
bushels of this year's crop of wheat
lins been marketed in Aberdeen this
season, half of which was received last
E*-Regi8terGoorge B.Armstrong and
family left Huron for their new, home
in Davenport, Iowa, where ho .'will be
the editor of the Gazette.
The new Congregational church at
Coopurstown. will cost $3,000, and is 4
to be a frame structure 32x50 feet.
Marshal Billy Wilson of Bapid City
was shot and killed while attempting*
to disarm Josse Borland, Arthur Or
gan and Bud Baird. Borland was
shot twice, and is now under the care
of physicians. He may possibly re-
bebuilt. But upper Burmah will not bo .i...,:
tRlrnn witimnk «. struggle. SUty_ miles
taken without
from the British frontier station ofThavel
rayo, on the'Irrawaddy rivor, is Minh-lal
where Theebaw bus a fort built by
an Italian officer, which could,
with proper ordnance, do some damage
bnt it has only a tew guns mounted. Again,
fifteen miles below Mandalay iare -several
forts commanding the river, qui they aro
not considered by British officers of groat
importance, and can be shelled from a
point two miles off with destructive effect.
Theebaw's guards, ton or,fifteen thousand
in number, would not stay for the shelling,
and if Mandalay falls Burmah is an
easy prey to uen. Prendergast, who
has 10,000 men, several gunboats
and sufficient artillery for the job
in hand. With Theebaw's subjects louging
to got rid of him, and theindependentShan
tribos ready to welcome the English, there
does not seem to be any prospect of long
continued resistance by Theebaw, whose
trimes have stamped hiin as a monster of
Iniquity. Tho portion of Burmah occupied
and annexed by the British since 1825 has
been exceptionally cood property. It is
rich and very productive in tropical pro
ducts. Native Burmah is in area about
102,000 square miles, and^^ has a popula
tion of nearly.. 4,000,000. Theebaw's
revenue Is about $5,000,000, and herarely
goes out ot Mandalay, his cap*
It-al. Theebaw was nurtured in an at
mosphere of lust and deviltry, and'has
continued to minister to his piassions as
the sole end-of existence. His 'country is
noted for its teak forests, and-as teak is
used exclusively for shipbuilding in that
quarter, the foreats are especially valuable.
Theebaw claims thatthe Bombay company
owes its laborers on the leased teak lands
the sum ot $4,000,000 for wages but this
to a megatherian pretense, as the loborers
themselves make no such claim. It has'
beou suspected that the French emissaries
put Theebaw np tb make this bogus claim
to injure British interests: but since the
late French elections the French govern*
ment has disclaimed any attention ol sup*
planting English enterprise in Burinah.
Wilson lived a half hour after
The grand total of all horses, mules,
otfen, covys and other cattle in 1880
in Dakota was but 188.512 now it is
1,042,318—five and one-half times
greater than' *.1880,,or," aii. increase of
450 per cent. Iu the spring of 1886
Dakota's stockmen will go into' bus-
mess with 1.250.000 head of stock. ,:c:
A Burlington & Northern circular
states that Altoona, a new station oni
*tho Iowa Palls division, eight and oner
Jiaif miles soutlv of Eikton, haa been^
opened for business.-
A Flandreau drugcist has just re^^
ceived a supply o£4rugg^ for the In
dians, among which ard 20 gallons ot
castor oil, ^Oijpoiinds: of ^salts and*
4,000 compound cathartic pills.
A large number of white Bwans have,
been killed in the vicinity of Mitchell^
this season.
Two .merchants of Beresford were
victimized out of $500 by buying a
patent fence post.
William Morrison of Valley City wasi
bound over- for soiling
Iiev. Shaffner, who was sentenced to-^
the penitentiary for six months at thei
last term of court at Mitchell for as-•
sault with a deadly weapon and who
secured a stay of sentence pending an
appeal,.has skipped, leaving, two«w:
bondsmen in the lurch.
John. D. Smith, sheriff of Kiddec
county, arrived at Stftele with W. N.
Bremen, charged with burglarly near'
The lfirst National Bank of Sionx
Falls has changed hands. A party
from Chicago is thero, and will take a/-
large share of the stock of the bank. 4^.
Young, who has: been president
of the bank since its organization in.
1880, will retire, to be succeeded by
It. J. Wells, a prominent attorney
The elevator of Alden & Waters, air"
Pingree, was burned Tbe«, were
The old settlers Of Liiicblii county
met at Canton and formed an old set
tlers' organization.
William \Vilson is twenty-six days
turned over 156 acres, mostly stubble,
an average of six acres a day.
several thousand bushels of wheat in
the building, which was insured The
elevator cost $8,500, and the owners^
are two large farmers at Pingree.
A granger from the
lower end ofDavii?,^.,'
son county, named James Urundy,^"
was arrested for passing BpuriouB?v.|
money on Charles Rhodes of Mitchell.^ ^,
The man gave Hhodes an ancient relia fiy
of the Rebellion in an 1860 Missouri
bond of the value of $20, which
Rhodes accepted with guileless innof^'isfe^
cence. In Grundy's .possession wera"'1'
found a half doaen wretchedly executed
the e«tabliBhment in Call- silvef dollars."' A small mint fn-inmiii. '.*
Menlo Park, about thirty mUee from San 1 J^ere in the country,' as numbers of*
jTancleco, ha, been selected ae tho glte.
comprising the unl
Tjrwty will be in the general plan
ol a parnlIelozra.nl,nd cOnaUtoted So
to permitof addition being 'made as th«
ncceSfliticfl ol tho institution niav mauito
Jvtor Stanford will donate to?hSv^
*lty W* TPalP Alto, Grid ley and Vina prop
*»««.: »B,800,000. To this he 'will
add a money donation «o aa to make: the
^Jenaowni^f the university $go,-
the product are afloat at "Mitohell.
Grundy was bpund over to the Um
states court
Tho newlyappoint^registapan
wiyer at the Huron' land' office have®
assumed their duties.
The Minneapolis A Northern Eleva
tor company are building a 46,000
^addition to their large
5ivw_makingatotal capack'sS
ty of 95,000 bushels.
The graiii jury ai
Yankton returned
indictments against W. E. Dii"
murdw, J. C. Sharp forgrandlarcency^,,^
and Charles Wabsan for asSault and®^
The destruction of property'by thd^.!^
washing of the Missouri river in the-'ji^
Sioux Bend distrlcjt is awnmingalann^^^
ing proportions. Two miles below W-i
Jefferson the river lias washed ont
track, stretching along ib
path for moreihan half a mile.'
»',lpng ,time, says the
Palls Prasa, buyers have be«» paying.^
C(Ml8td^fAblv AM. ^Vi- '49A»seed
eonstd^rably mote than is
worth., With Chicago prices at
and urtder, and the "expenses of ship^JJ
ping sAmounting to 25 cents, flaxfe
nought at 05or 07cents Was
hardly at®
paying investment,',
The Dakota ^Farmer, anew agrlculfjr^
Ural journal, will be issued next monthv
Pa«j!0 ug
•The amount of teal and personal
operty for taxation fot J88ff in
ty is $2j&54>£8?«,
I *. Tu,. I.

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