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The House is trying to discover why
the Star route trials end.
after so much work, expem
evident, -ure
d so
ii racy.
-tod on
Jn liis testiir
is resignation
did not bel
uld honestly
; the swindh
>d a
'res i
and such
fradulent eon
>ny before the
ays that he in
m being accepted
eve President Ar
an« 1 vigorously
rs. He did not,
to see. Though
o remain at his
the exclusive
•ases, although re
evervthing was refused,
'eelings of MacVeigh
bunded on prejudice so
rried the whole case
a trial.
>are the statement- of
; trial.
can say that (general
commencement to the
given to the counsel
; tar r«»ute cases every
i his power, Ibis statement,
*in me, wii
that of a
ent, and th
md urg
even tei
it of the
î the fe
îe trials, foi
hat it can
ii without a
rast, com pa
;s after the
eneral I
from the
time, ha
in the
of course, he re
personal friend of
refore in some de
jiaseu; but the other two counsel
Messrs. Merrick and Kerr, are
democrats, and I know that they
express, both
that the Presi
torney General
«port in their
i to me, in the !
absurd at this
ig the question :
s expectations j
that the Star route cases would not, un- |
♦1er General Arthur, be pushed, were or j
n« re not well founded. If any other
roof were wanted of their incorrectness j
:fun what 1 have referred to, it seems to !
it can be found in the position of bit- 1
fill VC
hesitated to
nu bli
civ and
privately, t
tlt-ii t
and th
e present At
iri von
all the sup
r. lies
illy, it seem;
of the
facts, to be
dav, to
be discussic
lier Mr.
Z andTpewonai hostility of Mr Dorsey !
I ijj. associates toward General Ar- j
thur. I may a
id, however, one fact
Arthur refused to
ee him except as he 1
that is perhaps not generally known, «
That is, that while General < «arhe d felt (
himself at liberty to receive Mr. Dorsey
i rivatelv at the White House, General
?e to come
publicly and in the day ;
M ac
tinie, like any other citizen.
The very attorney selected b
Veagh and approved by Garfield was j
«unturned by President Arthur, and
with him were associated two Demo
crat«-, an«l yet these several attorneys,
with' just the same prejudice to start
,vith, unite to say that the President
.?;!*♦* them every support iu his power.
It has always seemed to us that Mae
.'eagh ha«l become satisfied that the
■rosecution« would fail ; that Presiden
tial support could not save them, and
that he would escape the mortification
d the failure if possible. Almost any
si-e would lail before a Washington
jury. This investigation of the House
is n«>t hurting the President.
The t
council of Switzerland de
- •
1 join
the c
mfederation to hunt
down a
1 form
s Of
anarchical socialists.
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reason in the fact that its
form of
forbids and renders
sary -
uch ,e
sponage. Well said
f-*r :>Ui
little Switzerland !
This is
ling 0
a rebuke to France,
. so cl
lims t
1 be a republic, but
has -h«
wn re;
idy ze.
il to co-operate even
«»ith J.«
r liât«
i foe,
Bismarck, to do this
flirty work.
It is
true, as the Swi-s
F. dm
icil s
ays, that these an
are a
tr and uninfluential
Mt of
not worth especial
notic. a
ily *n
ide amenable to law.
While we utterly abominate the spirit and
purpose ot all these anarchists, we are
opposed to harrassing them with so much
attention. They are nothing but hali
erazy Dols who can't keep still long
«•nough to commit a secret crime, and
will die speedily if left entirely un
noticed. _
There is one thing that we have to
say to our fellow citizens of Irish descent.
If they are ever to succeed in rescuing
Ireland from thraldom they will have to
display more shrewdness and good sense
than the large majority of them have
ever yet shown by their political affilia
tions in this country. In easting in their
lot with Democracy and harnessing
themselves to the car of free trade, they
ore doing the most serviceable thing
puwibie for their old enemy and oppres
sor, Great Britain. If ever the Irish
man reaches that stage when he will do
his own thinking he will quit the Dem>
«■ratic party instantly unless that party
changes from its present and traditional
»reed. Whoever talks and votes for free
trade talks and votes for the interests of
Great Britain more than for those of the
United States.
John D. Wise, the Readjustee Con
gressman from Virginia, may have done
and said some foolish things, but his
open letter declining to fight duels does
him infinite credit, aud he deserves to
he congratulated on his manly and
courageous act, for it really required
more courage to take the stand he has
than to have fought a dozen duels.
However the duel may still be consid
ered honorable by men of military edu
cation aud Southern men quite gener
ally, it is not sanctioned either by
Christianity or civilization, und ought
to be buried out of sight under tbe
mass of universal execration.
No call has yet been issued torn meet
ing of the Republican Territorial com >
uiittee to fix the time and place of hold
ing the Territorial convention. It is
understood that the chairman, Col.
-"anders, is opposed to calling the com
mittee together, favoring, instead, an in
I« r« bange of coirespondenceto learn tbe
views of members. The convention will
probably be appointed for some day in
May. Its main business is to elect two
delegates and as many alternates to the
National Republican Convention, to as
semble in Chicago in June.
There is a prospect that the general
business of railroad building will show
a sharp decline this year. Look which
ever way you choose and there is com
paratively little preparation for build
ing new roads. The principal trans
continental roads in this country are
done for years to come, till the country
is better settled and the present roads
get down to a permanent paying busi
ness at fair rates.
Instead of this circumstance being
unfavorable to the building of a branch
road to Benton, it is one of the most fa
vorable facts to insure early success.
The men that have been engaged inroad ,
building, being out ol work, will com
pete more sharply for jobs and take them
at lower figures. The same is true of
capital. There is plenty of it in the
country. There has been no loss except ;
in shrinkage of speculative values, i
There is more money than ever for good j
investments, and during the season we i
are certain that the bonds of this branch '
road can be negotiated as favorably as ;
the best of last year. And it is equally ;
true of the cost of rails, that it will be as
favorable this season as ever for a long j
series of years. So when contractors
are plenty, when labor and material are ;
cheap and money is easy at low rates, it I
seems to present a concurrence of favor- j
ing circumstances to make it just the j
time to push out branches.
Just as s%*n as field work is possible j
the work of surveying should be com
menced so that bj^July the entire route j
could be set
begun. By
will be some
on and work be
we fancy there
ands of disappointed ,
to take anv sort of a
g old * eekers re
job that gives promise of a grub-stake j
for the ensuing winter. We should have
to the Drum Lummon
October and work on the
mouth of Sun liiyer well
advanced, so that any difficult pieces of
t p e jj ue runn j n g
. • it b 0 cto
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section to the m<
work could be prosecuted during j
the winter and the section fully com- j
pleted early the following season.
If work is begun at the Benton end j
also this season, and we see no good rea- j
son why it should not, the whole line
could he easily finished next season in j
good time.
Let nobody he foolish enough to think
of antagonizing the Northern Pacific in
this matter. It is out of the question,
an utter impossibility. Whoever builds
this branch it will have to be
operated in connection with the North
ern Pacific, if not hv that company.
The main cost of tin road will he pro
vided for by bond» and the bond-hold
ers will be the real owners. It is for
the stock-holders to provide for the sur
veys and the building of the first
section. The money to do this ought
to come principally from the real estate
men, the owners of the Drum Lummon
and those who have coal mines on the
Dearborn and at Sand Coulee or else
where along the route.
There is no possible doubt that a pay
ing business awaits the first section
from the day of its completion. It
ought not to take twenty-four hours to
get the stock taken.
It is altogether appropriate that those
who advocate free trade and would thus
make free America the vassal and de
pendent of Great Britain and the conti
nental nations, should also advocate the
unlimited coinage of short weight and
short value silver dollars. They are a
fit brace of heresies to delude silly and
ignorant people. The men who can be
persuaded that a silver dollar with 83
cents worth of silver iu it is just as good
and worth just as much as if it contained
100 cents worth, are fit subjects for
either a lunatic asylum or to be
come dec!pies of modern democracy.
And impudence is added to ignorance
of those who advocate the debased coin
age. They appeal to the very ones who
are robbed thereby to sustain the rob
bery. Tbe rich men are little, if auy,
affected by tbe debasement of silver. It
is peculiarly the poor man's money.
A big portiou of these buzzard dollars
which have gone out into circulation are
to be found in the poor man's pocket,
and when the bubble breaks, when the
day of reckoning comes, tbe loss will fall
on the poor man.
It is nonsense to talk about a change
of coinage that will make the silver
dollar as good as gold in all the
markets of the world, as a blow at silver
mining interests. It is the market rate
only that the mine owner gets now. No
body makes anything by the swindle,
not even the government that buys at
gold rates aud issues at fictitious rates.
The creator alone can make something
out of nothing. It is the disgrace of the
age that our government should be en
gaged in issuing debased coin. It pun
ishes counterfeiting aud practices it
We have been told year afte«r year
that silver would come up. We have
been told a lie. It stays where the
great law of relative production has
placed it.
Shall we wait till Europe moves?
Why wait ? We have the chance to
lead and rule the world. Let us make
our silver dollar as good as gold and
throw off all restrictions on coinage.
Will some one who knows any good
reason for the neglect, tell us why it is
not the true policy of government to put
enough surveyors in the field at wages
that will justify doing fair work and
have our entire public domain surveyed
so far as it is worth surveying ? The
present grossly inadequate provision re
tards settlement and has no excuse on
the score of economy.
, of the churches. "Be thou faithful unto
death, and 1 will give thee a crown of
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Sunday Morning Sermon of Rev. M. L.
St reato r.
The pastor of the Church of Christ, Rev.
M. L. Streator. yesterday morning preached
an eloquent discourse, taking for his sub
ject. "Fidelity to Christ." Communion
was administered and the following per
sons united themselves to the church :
Mary A. Winstanley, Sarah L. Grout,
Maggie llarrah, Sallie Dicken. John D.
McIntyre, Richard Dicken and Lucian Har
rah. Texts of sermon. Rev. *2:10, and Rev.
The reverend gentleman said the texts
were personal exhortations addressed di
rectly to the angels, probably the evangelists
life ; " "Hold that la-t which thou hast that
no man take thy crown." These words ate
applicable to both individuals and churches
; to Christians, personally and collectively.
Exhortations occupy a larae space in the
Scriptures and teach an imjiortant lesson
in this case. There are two reasons for it.
First, that they should not only accept the
law of faith, but that they should live with
fidelity and steadfastness to the end, that
i they may be saved. The second reason is,
i that when men become Christians-they do
not lind themselves instantly and lorever
safe. There is danger of apostacy. Every
man knows this, even the liest. They need,
as an indispensable thing, the most earnest
exhortation to enable them to live a Chris
tian life. With God nothing is accom
plished unless I am finally saved. A true
man feels this. All has failed unless he is
brought into eternal glory. How grand it
is to be faithful—to be full of faith. That
is, full of belief of the truth, and devoted
to the truth for the truths sake ; to discern
the right and never swerve from it; to lay
through all ; to stand like a rock, unmovtd
hold of the good and cling to it ; tobe firm
through all ; to stand like a rock, unmo
by the wild waves that dash against it.
Note the weakness and wretchedness of
faithlessness—not receiving the truth in
the love of it, or bolding the truth in un
righteousness. Faithlessness, according to
Scriptural indications, is two-lold. lirst,
temporal, and the animal. It rejects any
revelation of the unseen and infinite, and
adheres only to the sensible and finite.
it disbelieves the troth ; it has no affinity
for it; it will not receive it in the love of
it, and ignores the spiritual, the eternal and
divine. It recognizes only the sensual, the
Second, it discerns the truth, but will not
keep it. It admits the truth, but will
not submit to it. it holds the truth, but in
unrighteousness It perverts the truth and
seeks to subvert it. It violates pledges and
betravs sacred trusts. It beclouds the in
tellect, polutes the heart, debauches the
will, and ruins the character. It is base.
disloyal and perfidious. It is mean, false
and damnable. It is defiling, destroying
and damning. Oh, how faithless! How
deep they will fall for ages—still in hell !
The power of faithfulness to the grand
idea elevates ami enobles man. How grand
above all other faithfulness is fidelity to
Christ ! This is a personal faith in a living
person. It is a saving trust in a trusting
Savior. It is a loviDg confidence iu confid
ing love. It is a full reliance of divine lun
ness. It is a firm attachment, a constant af
fection, a supreme loyalty to the King of
Kings. What is there to support it? The
. .
hearts love to Christ. Fidelity to Him is
vain without kuowiug what Christ is to ns
—what Christ is to our hearts. Let the
poor and needy souls of men know what
Christ is. Tell of His wondrous life, liis
love even unto death. That unexpressible
which we call "mother love" is a ladder by
which we may climb to an apprehension of
the love of Christ. How love hinds ardent
hearts together ! How it unites the soul
to Christ ! Faithfulness Is the delight of
the loving heart, a sense of duty is the
backbone of Christian character. It will
sacrifice everything—ease, pleasure, riches
and power, and even life itself. Nothing
is grander than a human soul supremely
subject to it. A man false to it will not
live aright. What can you do for one who
has no sense of duty ? He has no founda
tion for a good character—no principal for
a true life. Christ recognizes no limits to
the devotion of the soul. God helps us,
and the spirit helpe our infirmities, and
the salvation of God is a free and gracious
gift. All is God's work, and it is His
power that iB bearing ns on to the haven
of eternal rest. All we can do is to hold
the rudder of our wills that the heavenly
breezes may bear us ßafely home. "Not
unto us, oh Lord, bat unto Thy name give
glory," and ''salvation unto our God who
sitteth upon the throne and unto the
If the Chinese really made any serious
attempt to hold Bacninh, their insignifi
cant defense must convince them that
they cannot handle improved weapons
effectively, and it would seein now as if
they were ready to come to terms with
France. Besides withdrawing all pre
tended suzerainty over Tonquin, we pre
sume China will have to pay the cost of
all the war preparation her conduct has
rendered necessary to France. It seems
to be the tendency of modern warfare to
be short, sharp and decisive. It is
vastly expensive, but soon settled.
A noth El*, verdict with a "vindica
tion" has been awarded the man who
sued a newspaper tor libel. Shipping
Commissioner Duncan sued the New
York Timet for alleged defamation of
character, said defamatory statements
being contained in an interview with
Mark Twain. The jury awarded him
twelve cents.
The departments of animal industry,
united with that of vegetable produc
tion and forestry, are of enough im
portance to demand the recognirion of
government with a cabinet position for
its chief and an adequate support from
the resources of the nation.
We have an idea that very many of
the cases reported of foot and mouth
disease are simply the results of freezing
during the extreme cold weather. If
this is the case there can be nothing con
tagious, and the extent of the mischief
will soon be known.
Governor Glick's Message. !
I Topeka, March 18.—The State Legisla- ;
tare convened to-day. Governor Glick in J
his message, said : The measures to be !
adopted are entirely for your judgment to :
: dictate. I can only offer a suggestion that !
every State should at all times have in its
employ an educated, competent veterinary I
surgeon, whose duties should be defined j
by law. Provision should be made for
quarantining stock brought into the State j
from where contagious diseases exist. The 1
law should provide for the destruction of i
diseased animals when necessary to pre- |
vent the spread of the disease, and com- j
pensation should be provided in such i oses
As here are many dangerous diseases that !
; may be imported into the State the whole :
ground should be covered so that in anv I
emergency in the future there will be no |
doubt as to the malady and no delay in !
seeming a speedy eradication of the dis
ease. An appropriation will be necessary
to carry out such a system in the emergen
cy now upon the State. There is only a
small amount in the State Treasury at
present available for such a purpose and it
might be necessary to provide for the issu
ing ol bonds for the necessary amount, at
a rate of interest not exceeding six per
cent., and limiting the actual per cent, to
the amount to be required from time to
time to meet expenses.
The Cattle Disease.
Wapello, la., March 18.— Dr. N. H. Bar
ren and Simon Beattie, experts sent here,
Louisa county, by the Breeders' Gazette, of
Chicago, to-day visited a herd of cattle
belonging to Johnathan C. Drake, a short
distance west of this place, this herd hav
ing been said to be affected with the con
tagious foot and mouth disease. They
found fifteen head out of a herd of fifty
affected with toot rot. all being calves but
two. The disease was found in various stages
from those just beginng to show it to others
that had lost the entire foot. The condi
tion of the affected cattle here is exactly
similar to those described as existing in
Effingham county, Illinois, the various
stages being identical to those in the herd
of Mr. Drake, which is the only one in
this section that is in any manner dis
eased. The malady w tb which these cat
tle are su Hering has no relation whatever
to the contagious toot and mouth disease.
Farmers' Couvention.
St. Paul, March 18. —The convention
of farmers of Minnesota, comprising 150
delegates, opened in the State House to- !
day. Governor Hubbard delivered tbe !
address of welcome. The object of the
convention was stated to lie to decide as j
to the best means of bringing the Millers '
Association and railroads to grant the re
quest of the farmers in the matter of j
; grading weights and railroad transporta
tion. Dr. Collins, of Grand Forks county, ;
« slated that in that county alone the l.irm
! ere had been swindled out of $360,000 on
the crops of last year.
The Cattle Scourge.
Chicago, March 19. —Journal Spring
field sjiecial : D. E. Salmon, veterinary
surgeon of the Department of Agriculture,
telegraphs from Kinsley, Kansas, that tht
| foot and mouth disease at Neosha Palls
>s not spreading. No contagious diseases
are in the counties further west. Dr.
Hanche, secretary of the State Board of
Health, has received a report from Xenia.
Clay county, Ills., that twenty head of
cattle have recently died on the farm of
R. F. Forth, in Wayne county, adding
"No doubt the cattle died from the foot
and mouth disease." Dr. Barren, the
State's veterinary, has gone to investigate.
Cattle Disease in Missouri.
St. Loris, March 19.— Gov. Crittenden
has addressed a letter to the chairman of
ihe meeting recently held in Adair county.
Wherever the foot aud mouth disease has
appeared he advises the people to use
prompt and vigorous measures to stamp
out the disease. He calls attention to a
: cer tffiQ law on the subject and thinks it
! sufficient to meet the emergency if proper
^ l.V enforced,
j Washington, March lU.-The Lasker
j resolutions were reported hy the House
committee ou foreign affairs aud adopted
Death ot a Veteran.
Washington, March 19.—A telegram
announcing the death of Lieutenant-Colonel
Godfrey Weitzel, of the Engineer Corps,
was received to-day.
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Horse Notes.
I Rook y Mountain Husbandman ]
Majolica, 2:17, is doing well. He was
fired three months ago, and is going sound ;
on the leg which caused him to flinch last j
I summer. He will be entered in the circuit |
races the latter part of the season.
Tbe horse men of Montana are changing
their stock as fast as possible to a better
grade than has heretofore been kept. A
goodly number of large, well bred mares
may now be found in nearly every baud and j
one or more choice stallions adorn every |
We have to report tbe loss of two fine J
thoroughbred fillies of Buford. Farris «4 Co., j
at their stables, near Townsend, of distem
per. One was tbe sorrel filly, Sawyer's
Actress, foaled 1881, sired by Tom Sawyer ;
dam Actress by imp. Harrington. The
other Lucid, gray filly, foaled 1882, sired
by London ; dam by imp. Glencoe. This
filly was very promising, and we believe
was entered in the stakes in the East for
the coming season.
Ed. Dunphy. who, it will be remembered,
fitted and brought out Mambrino Diamond,
giving him his present record of 2:30, has
been jogging Black Patchen all winter.
Look ont for him. Be is owned by Sharp
Bros . 1 near Toston. He is a jet black, well
formed, well gaited Lorse, half brother to
Mambrino Patchen ; is well bred on the
dam side, and promises to make it very
interesting for some of the purees about
next Fair time.
Badly Frozen.
tLmngston Enterprise.]
From Mammoth Hot Springs comes the
news of a very sad and serious case of
freezing. The victim was J S. Anderson,
who. being anxious to visit Cooke City,
had undertaken to carry the mail one trip
to that camp in place of Fradk Phiscator,
the regular carrier, who was unwell. An
derson started out with pony and toboggan
to make the trip through deep snows and
over a rough mountain country, where the
trail is not easily followed by an unac
customed traveler even in summer. He
reached the region of the Blacktail divide
and there lost his way, and seems to have
wandered about for a long while, perhaps
nearly a day, nntil worn out with fatigue
and benumbed with cold he sank down
overcome with the sleep which is generally
a fatal feature in such cases. He awoke,
however, but found that his feet and the
lower part of his legs were frozen and that
his hands were badly frost bitten. He then
abandoned his pony, left the mail where it a
might be foand, and started to drag his
frozen limbs in tbe direction of Mammoth
Hot Springs. He reached there on Thurs
day, after having been oat, as we under
stood our informant, two days and two
nights. The unfortunate man will prob
ably lose both his feet, besides undergoing
an unutterable amount of suffering.
The Fitz John Porter Case.
Washington, March 13.—The Fitz John
Porter bill wan read the third time and
passed ; 36 yeas, 25 nays. The result was
received with mingled applause and hisses
from the galleries. The vote was as fol
Yeas—Bayard, Brown, Butler, Cobb,
Cockrill, Coke, Colquitt. Fair, Farley, Gar
land, Gibson, Gorman, Groorne, Hampton.
Harris Hoar, Jackson. Jonas, Jones (Fla.),
Jones (Nev.), Lamar, McPherson, Maxey.
Morgan, Pendleton. Pike, Pugh, Riddle
berger, Sabin Saulsbury, Sewali, Slater,
Vance, Voorhees, Walker and Williams
Kays—Aldrich, Allison, Bla ; r, Bowen,
Conger, Cullom, Dawes Dolph, Edmunds
Frye, Harrison, Hawley, Hill, Ingalls
Logan, McMillan, Manderson, Miller (Cal.),
Mitchell. Morrill, Palmer. Platt. Sherman,
\an\S y ck and Wilson.
During the vote the following pairs were
Beck with Hale, Cameron with George.
Miller (N.Y.) with Camden, Plumb with
Vest, and Sawyer with Kenna.
A motion to go into executive session
was agreed to, but while the doors were
being closed it was discovered that the
preamble to the bill had not been passed,
and a motion for its immediate passage
was then made and the preamble theu
passed- 33 yeas, *2*2 nays.
During the vote Miller (N. Y.), expressed
a wish to vote, and without objection
transferred Camden's pair to Aldrich, who
was now absent. Miller then voted no.
The preamble to the bill as passed re
cites :
"That a board of officers convened by
the President to examine and report upon
the case of General Porter, stated that jus
tice required the President to remove the
findings and sentence of the court martial
in Gen. Porter's case and restore him to
the position which the sentence deprives
him of. Such restoration to take effect
from the date of dismissal from service.
That the President had remitted so much
of the sentence as disqualified Gen. Porter
from holding office, and that in order to do
justice to General Porter it was enacted,
The bill then authorizes the President,
by and with the advice and consent of the
Senate, to appoint (Jen. Porter to the posi
tion of colonel in the army, of the same
grade and rank held by him at the time of
dismissal, and authorizes the President in
discretion, to place Gen. Porter on the re
tired list as of that grade. (Jen. Porter,
however, to receive no compensation or al
lowance prior to bis appointment under
the act.
Washington, March 15. —It lies l»eeu
understood that the Fitz John Porter bill,
having been returned to the House for its
concurrence in the Senate amendment,
would go to the foot of the list of measures
upon the Speaker's table and lie covered
by 100 Senate bills now lying there : but a
gentlemen well posted iu the rules and
practices ol the House stated to-day that

this bill was readily accessible under tbe
rules. After the morning hour had ex
pired a motion to go to the Speaker's table
may be carried by a majority vote. The
order of business theu is to take up the
first executive communications, which are
generally disposed of as they are received;
next, to take up the bills returned to the
House l-v the Senate with amendments.
Under this heading the Fitz John Porter
bill would be quickly reached, as there are
but one or two measures ahead of it ; so the
bill which many thought was pigeon-holed
for awhile may be brought up any day. It
is expected by many members that the bill
will he taken up during the first part of
the week.

Fatal Snow Slide.
Denver, March 14. —The Aspen stage,
which arrived in Leadville at midnight
last night, brought news of a fatal snow
slide which occurred on Aspen mountain
last Monday night. Three employes of the
Vallejo mine, George Marshall, William
O'Brien, and John McGinnity were killed ;
Mike Higgins, missing.
Denver, March 17.—A special Iront
Leadville says : News has been received of
a disastrous snow slide at Carey, a small
mining camp on Conundrum Gulch, 75
miles north of here, in which five miners
were killed. Their names are J. F. Tate,
Millard Thorn. S. E. Steele, George Morris,
J. P. Steele. The avalanche was several
hundred feet wide and fifty feet deep.
Another Cyclone.
Chattanooga, Tenn., March 13.—A de
structive cyclone passed near Huntersville,
Ala., last night. H. S. Hess and Mrs. John
Tidmore were killed, aud John Tidmore
and Mrs. Frank Fanner seriously wounded.
About thirty houses were blown to atoms.
The storm left the ground after devastating
nearly six miles.
Severe Storm,
New Orleans, March 18. 1 teaynne
Morgan special: A severe storm occurred
here this morniug. Several small dwel
lings and bams were demolished, roofs
demolished and tbe Presbyterian church
moved from its foundation
Southern Flood*.
New Orleans, March 16.—The Piea
yune's Vicksburg special says: From Shar
key to Greenwood and a hundred miles be
low the water is over all places except a
few mounds sufficient for stock to stand
on. The town of Greenwood is all under
except a warehouse and the court house.
The town ol Sidon is also overflowed. No
loss of life or stock reported. The planters
are iu good spirits and believe the worst is
over. It is believed the water will recede
in time to moke good crops.
New Orleans, March 18.—Rain fell
here from 2 o'clock yesterday till 2 o'clock
to-day, causing an overflow, which causes a
suspension of the Texas Pacific Railroad
between here and Atchafalayariver. News
from the Davis crevasse thÉEnfeming re
ports 40 feet of water, and tWpiling used
in closing the crevasse Jpg Washedjtaway.
The opening is in biA a little better con
dition than when wo& was begun on it a
week ago.
Dry Goods Shipments.
New York. March 18.—The exports of
domestic cottons the past week was 9,793
packages, valued at $551,747, the largest
weeks shipments in the history of the
trade. Totatal shipments since January 1,
35,891 packages, against 33,821 packages
for the same time last year. The general
market is very tame, but the jobbing
trade shows a steady increase.
Wool Market.
Philadelphia, March 18.—Wool is
quiet aud unchanged.
Boston, March 18.—Combing and de
laine fleeces are scarce and wanted. Un
washed wools are steady, and pulled wool
iu demand. Prices are unchanged.
Money Market.
New York, March 18.—The money
market is easy at l£@ 2 ; prime mercan
tile paper, 4(a>5; sterling exchange and
bankers' bills firm at 487 ; sterling ex
change demands, 4694.
Prison Contracts Abolished.
Columbus, March 18.—A bill abolishing
the convict contract labor system as fast as
the contracts expire, became a law to-day,
making a radical change in the Ohio peni
Wool Growers' Convention.
Dkxveb, March 12.—A large nnml>er of
delegates present this morning at the wool
growers' convention, representing Colorado,
Kansas. Minnesota, New Mexico, Utah.
Wyoming, Idaho, and Nebraska. To-day's
session was consumed in speech-making
and organization. The feeling is unani
mous that the passage of the Morrison bill
would prove fatal to the wool industry of
this country. Important action is expected
at to-morrow's session. Seven and one
lialf million sheep or' an annual produc
tion of 36,000,000 pounds of wool were
represented in the convention.
Denver, March 13. —The Western Wool
Growers' Association, in convention here
to-day, unanimously adopted the following
memorial to Congress :
Whereas, Said industry has been
greatly injured by the reduction of the
tarif! by the bill of May, 18*3, and is now
threatened with total destruction by a re
duction of twenty per cent., as proposed
by Morrison's tariff bill just reported to
me House of Representatives by the Ways
and Means Committee; therefore,
lie solved, That we, the wool growers, in
convention assembled, are opposed to the
provisions of Morrison's bill, now before
Congress, which aims to make a further
reduction of twenty per cent, on foreign
wools, and that we ask the restoration of
the tariff'of 1867 in its entirety as relates
■ to wool and woolen goods, by which for I
; the first time in the industrial interests ol
the country equitable relations were estab
lished between the duties on wool and
; those on woolen goods.
Resolved, That we pledge ourselves to
work tor and aid in the restoration of the
! tariff of 1867 on wool and woolen goods,
j and request all persons interested in the
wool growing industry to co- 0 ]*erate with us.
Resolved, That w e, as wool grow ers and
citizens, pledge ourselves to staud by all
commissions and associations in giving full
protection to all American industries in
need of the same and cordially invite iheir
.co-operation iu this matter.
The memorial concludes with an appeal
to the Western Senators and Representa
tives in Congress and all those in power to
restore the tariff' of 1867. Hon. E. N.
Morrill, of Kansas, was selected to present
the memorial to Congress. By a series of
resolutions the convention endorsed the
National Mining and Industrial Exhibition
of Denver,
The meeting was entirely
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The Fast Mail.
Chicago, March 14.—Postmaster Gen
eral Gresham, returned from St. Paul to
j day aud leaves for Washington to-night.
He is receiving 1 'rooi all sides very hearty
' envouiums and expressions of gratitude for
j the extension of the fast mail service to
! the west and northwest,
j St. Paul, March 14.— The Northern Pa
j citic will put ou a through Portland train
to connect with the Milwaukee fast mail
j train. It will leave here at 4 o'oolck tak
1 ing tho Northwestern mails delivered here
at 3:30. The Northwestern is also expected
i to make connection with the east. Pass
! engere »Vom St. Paul to Portland will be
90 bonis on the road and to Tacoma 100
• hours.
San Francisco, March 17.—General
' Manager Towne, of the Central Pacific.
1 told an Associated Press representative to-
: day that he was iu correspondence iegard-
j ing ihe fast mail service which would
probably result in their putting on a train
j to carry it.
The sharon Divorce Suit.
S\\ Francisco, March 12.—In the
j Sharon divorce suit to-day Frank Rodney,
cousin of the plaintiff, testified that on the
e\ ening before Sharon's arrest in Septem
ber last, he accompanied Miss Hill to the
Palace Hotel and heard her say to Shaioc,
"You know*, Senator, I am 3 'our lawful
wedded wife, although you have told some
of the best people in the city that I am
only your mistress." The Senator denied
the accusation. Witness swore the mar
riage contract was the same document he
had seen in December, 1881. Miss Hill,
the plaintiff, testified on her own behalf,
that she first conversed with Sharon in the
spring of 1880. He said he had heard that
I was a ".stock sharp," and that if I would
come to his office he would give me some
points. 1 gave him $7,500 to invest. He
always talked love to me when I visited
his office, and said he wanted me to love i
him : if 1 would lekJjim love me he would I
give me $1.000 a mÄth and house. I told
him lie mistook his woman; millions could
not buy me. He said be was only teasing
me, that he loved me better than any one
since his wile died. He proposed a secret
marriage, but I resented the proposition.
He told me about a woman with a baby in
Philadelphia, and said he didn't think the
baby was his, but sent money to the mo
ther to stop her from making any trouble.
San Francisco, March 13.—In the Sha
ron divorce to-day the celebrated marriage
contract was offered in evidence to prove
that the defendant and plaintiff' are man
and wife. H. L. Wells of Santa Cruz testi
fied that he heard Sharon in August, 1881,
introduce plaintiff' to a friend of witness as ,
"Mrs. Sharon."
San Francisco, March 16.—In the 1
Sharon divorce case to-day Miss Hill (plain
tiff') resumed her testimony. Had always
made large money in stock speculations ;
besides the deposits in the Bank of Cali
fornia had money in the First National
Gold Bank ; made $10,000 at one time in
stocks through Harry Williams ; denied
having told Neilson that Sharon had $90,
000 of my money ; told him that I had lost
$60,000 in stocks by acting on Sharon's ad
vice ; put a secret clause in the marriage
because Sharon said he had a child in
Philadelphia and that he had been foolish
enough to send its mother (Geriiu Dietz)
money ; that he feared she would make
trouble, but as soon as he got rid of her
he would make the marriage public.
Against the Sale of Opium.
Washington March 17.—A hill was
introduced in the House by Budd prohibit
ing the importation and sale of opium. It
recites that opium smoking among the
people of the United States Is spreading
with frightful raptdity under the fostering
care of the Chinese, and that the importa
tion of opium has increased from 80,0(5 j
pounds in '81 to 298,152 pounds in '83, and ;
it is now proposed to reduce the duty j
thereon 30 per cent.; that the habit of I
opium smoking when once acquired cannot j
be overcome ; its viciims will not live in J
any place where the drug cannot be pro
cured, and that nearly 50 per cent of our
Chinese population are slaves to the pipe.
The bill provides that the importation of
opium, except aqueoses extracts for medi
cal use end tinctures shall be prohibited
under penalties of a fine and imprisonment,
and those who knowingly aid or abet in
its importation or sale shall, upon convic
tion, be fined $500 and imprisonment not
exceeding 5 years. Severe penalties are
provided for tLe concealment orconni v ance
at the violation of this act by government
Nominations by the President.
Washington, March 18.— Sumner How
ard, of Michigan, to be Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court of Arizona ; Broderick,
of Kansas, Associate Justice of the Su
preme Court of Idaho ; Jacob Blair, of Wy
oming, to be Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court of Wyoming ; Major Or
ville E. Babcock, to be Lieut Colnel of the
corps of engineers.
The l.asker Resolutions.
Washington, March 13.—The House
Committee on Foreign Affairs to-day eon
sidored the action of Bismarck upon the
Iaisker resolutions.
Phelps proposed that a report be sub
mitted to the House declaring in effect
that the w ise course of the Secretary of
State had relieved the House from the
necessity of any further action.
Eaton said the act of Bismarck was au
insult, and as such should be resented in
terms which would leave no doubts of its
emphatic disapproval.
A variety of views intermediate between
those of Phelps and Eaton, who represent
ed the extremes, were expressed by other
members of the committee. Suggestions
were made that words coudera niug the act
of the German Chancellor should be ac
companied by expressions of regard for the
German nation.
Rice said while he believed the State
Department had left the matter in the best
possible position, yet as an insult had been
directeil to the House of Representatives,
that body should express, in dignilied
terms, its resentment. The matter, he
thought, ought not to be left entirely with
the Department of State.
Further consideration of the subject
was referred to a sub-committee consisting
of Curtis, Eaton, Phelps and Rice.
Washington, March 17—The Com
inittee on Foreign Affairs adopted to-day
report of the sub-committee on the Lasker
resolutions, and will submit them to the
House to-morrow. The committee also
adopted and w ill report to the House a
resolution acknowledging the expressions
of kindly feelings on the part of the Ger
man Liberals, and providing that their
action in acknowledgment of the Lasker
resolution shall be made a matter of official
without amendment the resolutions and
The V« ay to 't alk ll.
Cincinnati, March 13— Tho ( 'oilmen ial
Gazette has a ong editorial commending
Minister Sargent's course. Speaking of
the malignant attacks on him by Bis
marck's organs, it says :
Minister Sargent is under this ignomin
ious treatment because of his fidelity to
his country's interests and because of the
blunder of our State Department,-which is
more lacking in tact than the Ochiltree re
solution. The ignominious treatment of
Sargent insults his Government. To retail
him ami send another would be to meekly
receive the insult and turn the other cheek
to the smiter. The Government must
stand by him, and it is high time that it
should come to an explanation through the
German minister at Washington, and
should inform him that relations with him
cannot continue if the United Stales min
ister at Berlin is treated with contumely
by his Government.
Bismarck in tbe Reichstag.
Berlin. March 13.—Bismarck appeared
in the Reichstag to-day. and made a speech
in justification of his course in refusing to
transmit the Lasker resolutions to the
j Reichstag. He said he bail recognized the
good retentions of the American Congress,
but was unable to harness himself to the
1 car of the procession. Bismarck con
jtinued: *T should have refrained from
! mentioning this matter except for the mau
j ner in which the Reichstag has discussed
, it and 101 the charge of interference made
( by Herr Richter. The relations of Ger
j many with America have always been
1 good. This Government has constantly
! tried to cultivate them. Ever since there
have been ministerial relations between the
1 two countries the 3 T have been satisfactory.
: After the war with Austria in 18G6, and
again after the Franco-Prussian war, Am
erica gave numerous proofs of sympathy,
not only with the prosperity of the Em
j pire, but also with the person of the Chan
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(JJ.EVE1.AN1*, March 16.—Wm. B. Hazen
Gaylord, whft committed suicide in Chicago
last night, w as bookkeeper in the Excelsior
! Oil Works here, and also a stockholder,
j His accounts are straight and his friends
i are at a loss to account for his action. He
I just carnç of age, and came into the posses
' sion of a large fortune.
Salt Lake, March 17.—J D. F. Rocke
feller, one of the oldest and best known
i miners on the coast, suicided here yester
I d ;t y by morphine.
Silver Coiuagc.
Boston March 16.—The silver coinage
resolutions passed b 3 r the Produce Ex-
change have called out letters to the Sec-
setary of the Board from Representatives
Long, Raney, Morse, Lyman and Senator
Dawes. All agree something ought to be
done, but think that with the present com-
mittee on coinage, weights and measures
no action is likely to be taken.
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After llany Years.
Dayton, O., March 16.—On January 11,
1876, Christina Kett, a pretty girl 18 years
old, was murdered in her home in Oak
street and no clue ever discovered to the
1 murderer until yesterday,when her brother
made a deathbed confession that her own
1 mother had committed the deed. A num*
I her of parties were suspected, but no clue
; had eve* - pointed iu this direction. The
; disclosure causes a profound sensation. As
i related by the son, his mother on her death
j tied made the confession of her guilt. Tbe
! murdered girl had gone to call on a lady
j friend and returned home late. The mother
i in a tit of passioD struck her with an axe
! handle, crushing the skull. Appalled at
j her crime, she smeared the dead girl's face
with gunpowder and afterwards deported
) herself in such manner as entirely to elude
I detection. Mental torture drove her from
i the scene of her crime and she roamed
! through various Western cities, and finally
« died here several years ago. She was 64
[ years old at death, and all of the family
I are dead but the sou w ho makes this dying
! confession.
Favorable Report.
Washington, March 17.—The House
Committee on the Pacific railroad agreed
to report the bill granting the right of way
Ginuabar and Clark's Fork railway
through the valley of the Yellowstone
r i ver<
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Clearing House Report,
Boston, March 17.—Reports front
twenty-six of the leading clearing houses
of the United States for the week ending
the 13th give the total clearances at $824,
497,411, being a decrease of 20.1 per cent,
compared with the corresponding week
of 1883.
New York, March 17.—Dewitt C. Grove.
ex-mayor of Utica, and for many years
part proprietor of the Utica Observer, died
in New York. Age, 58.
San Francisco, March 17.—The
death of Mrs. Annie Key Turner, daugh
tey of Francis Scott Key, author of the
"Star Bangled Banner," is announced, hav
ing occurred in Maryland. She was 54
years of age.
Northern Tourists.
Jacksonville, Fla., March 17.— A rail
road officer states that nearly 50,000 North
ern tourists are now in Florida. Among
the most prominent are Jay Gould and
Alexander Mitchell.

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