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PUBLISHED THURSDAY* —AT—- Worthington, Nobles County, Minn. r«nu:-Two dollars tyw.taidniN. Oae stel larfor alxmonths, fifty cents lor tartS OMOtlia. The Old Established Paper. Official Paper of the County. A. p. Hiixni Editor and Proprietor. CHBISTOPHBR G. RIPLEY, a forme chief justice of the supreme court of Min nesota, died at bis residence in Concord Mass., on the 22d inat. While in Minne sota his home was in Chat field, Fillmore county. THE star-route investigations. Postmas ter General James says, were really set in motion by the newspaper correspondents, who had, in their investigations, gathered together a large amount of facts which they furnished bins in tabulated form. This is a handsome admission in view of the fact that high officials are not apt to render much •credit to the newspaper press. IT is a curious circumstance that while the guns of the army and navy of tbe United States by order of the president were re spectfully saluting the British flag at York town, and government was passing resolu tions of "profound respect for the illustri ous Bovereigp and gracious lady, who sits upon the British throne," the mayors of St. Louis and Chicago were sympathizing with the Irish people and denouncing the brutal government which oppressed them. THE announcement made by Mrs. Gar field that she will prepare a complete bi ography of the late President Garfield, with a collection of literary works and public speeches, will tend to discourage a num ber of catch-penny affairs now in coarse of preparation, and for which the public are solicited to subscribe in advance of publi cation. Those who desire an authentic record of the life of the dead president will await the publication of Mrs.^Garfield's book. THE lessons of Garfield's death were ex pounded most eloquently in the press, pul pit and forum, in multitudinous ways, but are likely to be soon forgotten by the poli ticians, if judgment may be formed from the sudden revival of the strife for office at Washington. During Garfield's illness and until his remains were deposited in the tomb, there was comparative quiet, but now the craze for office has returned,and nothing is now heard from Washington but the incessant gabble of the placemen. THE general convention of the TJniver salist church, lately decided by vote that all parishes in the different states should convey their church properties to their respective state conventions, and where no state convention exists, then to to the general convention. It is desired thereby to secure all the church property to the permanent control and use of Uui versalism. This may be termed anew de parture in Protestantism. Whether it will tend to secure the object, or the reverse, time will tell. VENNER indulges in a long preamble about the coming wintei weather, but finally states that he looks to a further con tinuance of the warm wave on our conti nent during the approaching winter. Broken, this may and will be, by waves of low temperature, but these will be of but brief duration as compared with the pro tracted periods of mildness and warmth. As usually happens in such winters there may be an advanced and severe term of cold and snow as early as October or No vember. If so, look out for an open "Christmastide." As regards the proposed new national bankruptcy law, United States Senator In galls, of Kansas, says: "The sub-commit tee have been engaged during tbe summer in collecting information from all parts of the country as to the desires of the commer cial classes in respect to the enactment of a national bankrupt law. There has been no consultation as yet upon the subject by the committee, and nothing definite will be done until congress meets in December." It is important that the new law should be in operation before the crash that wise people believe is impending and likely to occur at a much earlier period than has been apprehended. THE steady drain of gold from the bank reserves of England, France and Germany for nearly three years begins to alarm tbe ablest financiers of England and the con tinent. While the coin supply of Europe has been steadily diminishing our coin supply hus been increasing at a rate which has made possible the wildest speculative enterprises. The excess of exports of gold from Great Britain alone during the years 1879 and 1880 amounted to over $60,000, 000, while the excess for the last nine months has been about $40,000,000 more. And still the golden current continues to flow at the rate of several millions a month, regularly, in addition to all that has been sent before. What the end will be no one can tell, nor the ultimate effects at home and abroad. THE wonder often expressed at English ignorance of American affairs is lessened by reading what one George Cary Eggles ton wrote from America in a London paper about the death of Gen. Garfield. He said that "while not intending anything ofthe kind, the stalwarts led by Mr. Arthur, were responsible for Guiteau's crime. So bitter and violent was this feeling that a gentle man who has held the very highest official positions, and has been a cabinet officer under a former administration, said to me at the time: 'The president will probably die, but if you love your country, pray God that his death may be delayed for if it comes speedidly, we shall have a civil war. The people are so exasperated with the stalwarts that they will not permit Arthur to succeed Garfield without a struggle.' English readers are constantly regaled with this sort of stuff by American correspond ents who have no scruples whatever in re gard to what they communicatee concerning our affairs, so long as a sensation can be created. In this respect they are worse than the Washington correspondents, and that is saying a great deal. An exchange speaks of an artist who is painting the Rocky Mountains. How de lightful, to be sure, to read amidst tbe aw ful stillness of the great canon the impres sive words, "Chew Jackson's Fine Cut to see high up on the rugged walls of some heaven-kissing peak the talismanic legend, "Sapdlie," or at the topmost summit of the rocky-hewn mountains to be suddenly us 1 hered into the presence of the sphinx-like features of the ubiquitous Lydia Pinkham, fthe same old familiar ruffle about her neck and the same astringent smile playing about **r bitter-sweet lips! ^w—•— Richard A. Pennell, of Louisville, Gneco Romaa wrestler, and champion weight lut*r of the world, has issued a challenge to "%y one to compete with him in lifting heavy\weights or dumb bells for any amount that may be agreed upon. THE UNCONCIOUS CONFESSION. "Hurryup, gentlemen! the coach is wait ing," cried the voice of the stage-driver, in front of the Metropolitan Hotel, at Long Branch. My story goes back to the days when railroads to the Branch were unknown, and the transit to New York was achieved by coaches to Sandy Hook, where a steamer awaited the passengers. A tall, handsome young man, at the sum mons came down the staircase, two steps at a time, and almost ran over a matronly woman, a few years his senior, who was crossingthe hall. "What? Going to leave as?" said the ady in some surprise, and with more mean ing in her look than in her words even. "Yes! it's no use," was the reply. "Thanks for your good wishes, which I can see in your looks, Mrs. Maxwell. But I'm tired of playing the fool." "Pshaw!" said the lady, putting her arm familiarly into his,and leading him intothe drawing-room, which, at that hour, was deserted. "Faint heart never won fair lady, Mr. Hastings. Listen to me. The coach will wait a moment." "It is not a question of faint heart," an swered the gentleman. "But Kate won't have me. See here, Mrs. Maxwell, it's hardly fair of you to corner me, but She refused me point blank last night." "And what if she did? I refused Mr. Maxwell the first time myself. It's away some of our sex have. Come, stay, and try again." "I'm a proud man," was the reply, "and don't like being trifled with. But I'd stay if I thought it would do any good. But it won't. She isn't anywhere about, yousee, though I told her I would go away to-day. When I said it she actually laughed. And yet confound her, I can'thelp loving her." Mrs. Maxwell would have liked to have laughed also. But she knew better than to do it just yet. "She was a little hysterical or she would not have laughed," she said. "The truth is Herbert, you are a pair of fools. You are proud, as you say. and don't brook re fusals. Kate is, perhaps, a bit of a flirt, but I sincerely believe she loves you. All she needs is a little urging. You must storm the fortress till it surrenders. Give her no quarter, that is my advice and now Mrs. Maxwell, seeing his face brighten, ventured a laugh. It was a elear, musical laugh, and it cheered Herbert still more. lie hesitated. If another five minutes could have been granted to Mrs. Maxwell she would have prevailed. But, at this moment, a voice ciied: "Here he is. Hurry up, Hastings, The stage driver won't wait another moment," and Hastings shook his head to Mrs. Max well's entreating look, wrung her hand, and dashed out of the drawing room. It was six miles or so to tike steamboat landing. And now Herbert began half to repent of what he had done. "Perhaps I have been to hasty," he said to himself. "What if Mrs. Maxwell is right?" He mused thus for quite half a mile. "Iv'e a great mind to go back," he thought. "Hold on driver," he cried aloud, "I've changed my mind. Stop till I jump out. I'll walk back." Before his sleepy companions could ask what he meant, he had left the coach, had lit a cigar, and was plodding through the heavy sands on his return. His mood soon changed again. "What a precious fool I am making of myself," he reflected, and he turned to hail the coach, but it was a quarter of a mile off. He stopped still. "If that fish hawk dives before I count fifty," he said, "I'll go back to the Metropolitan if not, I'll walk to the landing and take the afternoon boat." The fish hawk dove almost immediately. "Fate has decided for me," he said desper ately. "Now let us see how wisely." Meantime, where was the offending Kate? To do her justice, she was not aware how much she loved Hastings untii ehe had re fused bim. It was not altogether coquetry that ledher to say "no." The answer had been given in the first surprise and embar rassment of the proposal. Even before he left her she bitterly re pented what she had said. Had he perse vered a little longer, she would have con fessed the truth. She did not, however, believe he would leare the Branch, even after he had said so. Hence, early in the morning she had started for along walk on the beach, hoping to meet him there, as usual for hardly a day had passed within the last fortnight that these two had not so met. There was an old wreck at that time about a mile or more above the Metropo litan, which had been a favorite haunt of theirs, and thither she repaired. She tried to read till Herbert should appear, but her thoughts wandered from her book continu ally. Meantime, the hours passed without Herbert appearing. Her heart began to fail her. She spent the time examining her feelings, and the more she scrutinized them, the more she felt her love had gone from hei forever. By-and- by the hot tears began to come. She knew how proud Hast ings was, and she said to herself he would never come back. The sea rolled heavily in the fish hawks sailed overhead the breeze blew fresh from the eastward the sun shone dazzlingly bright. It was getting toward noon. She gave up all hope, at last, and rising, began to walk back toward the hotel. But, after a while she sat down again, on a bowlder under shelter of the bank, for she had been all this time upon the beach below it. She would not yet "abandon the chance of tee ing him. Gradually she fell into a sort of revery, and began, half unconsciously, to trace Herbert's name in the sand with the point of her parasol. It was at this juncture that Herbert, walKing along the top of the bank above, discerned her. He hastily sprang down the bank and began hurriedly to retrace bis stepstowardher. He thought she would hear him as he approached. But she did not. He ap proached so close at last that he could look over her shoulder. Blessed vision! Could he believe hie own eyes? She was writing with her parasol in the sand the words, "Herbert, I love you." Hastings could control himself no longer. His cigar had long been out, though re tained mechanically he now flung it away, and stooping over, 'caught Kate's face in his hands and kissed her full on her ripe lips. "Darling," he whispered, clasping her in his arms and drawing her to him, "God bless you for those words. I hid come to try my fate once more. Say that dear con fession over again-" Kate was silent for a while. But his ca resses soon dried her tears, and made her forget her momentary shame. What a happy hour it was that followed! The lovers paced up and down the strand, far out of sight of any intruders, exchang ing confessions as to when they first began to be interested in each other. Ah! that first hour of mutually acknowledged affec tion. Is there anything in life, ever after, half, or quarter so blissful? CRAZY OVER WOLD. A "Crank" W W a Nothin bn Col a for HI This afternoon an old man with a valise full of gold beside him, and a quantity of the coin, which he was counting on the table oefore him, sat in the room of Assistant Treasurer Wyman. His name t»as Jesse Baldwin, and he came from Ohio. He owned $17,149 in 6 per cent, bonds. They matured on the 1st of July last, and he came here to have them cashed. He demanded the gold for his bonds, and he would have nothing else. Treasurer Gil fillan tried to induce him to take treasury checks, but he would have none of them he wanted the gold and nothing else. He was finally paid that coin, double eagles being given bim. The weight of the whole amount wasabout 70 pounds. This was more than he could ^B^ST •-. .*• .*.-.• ,•:__•'» ,1 '."'-1T' »*4- •¥-t 3 2 carry any distance Picking up the satch els in which he put the coin, he staggered across the cash-room to Mr. Wyman's of fice and immediately began to count bis ducats. He said nothing to anybody after he got the yellow coin, but was very demon strative before he got possession of it. He was evidently a crank. Lidut. Rekloff was sent for, and, when the ged man bad fin ished biscounting, an' was satisfied that he had not been cheated, he was taken to the police station, and his wealth properly taken care of. He will not be allowed to go abroad with his money until his friends or relatives may come to take care of him. Except upon the subject of gold the man seems to be perfectly sane. The old gen tleman, who Ja well droned, says that when he bought the bonds he paid gold for them, and public honesty demands that they should be repaid in the same coin. ''English Spoken Here." Paris Letter by "Nasby" in Toledo Blade. Tibbitts tried to worry one of these Par isian salesmen, and for once succeeded. He stopped the party promenading with him on the Boulevard des Italians at a jeweler's, who displayed in his window the legend, "English spoken." The "English spoken" in the shops is good enough, as a rule, to explain the nature and quality of the goods, and that is all. Further, the English-speaking salesman has no more idea of Fnglish' than he has of Ashantee. Tibbitts marched in boldly, andthe Eng lish-speaking man appeared. He was a well-preserved, bald-headed man of 50, and at him Tibbitts went. "Do you speak English?" "Oui—yees, monsieur." Tibbitts grasped his hand enthusiastic ally. "It's refreshing to meet one in a strange land who can speak one's own language." "Yees, monsieur." "Well, what I want to know is, is the Chicago and Northwestern railroad cutting rates the same as the other roads, and do they cut for western-bound passengers the same as for eastern, and do you have the remotest idea that the cutting will be kept up till September when I return, and does the Pullman sleeping-car company cut the same as the railroad companies." "Eh, monsieur? Zeese watches "You don't quite understand me. You see tne Pullman sleeping-car company is quite distinct from the railroad companies, and one may cutrates without the other. See? Now, what I want to know is—" The bewildered Frenchman, who spoke English, stared in a wild sort of a way, but his politeness did not desert him:— "Ees eet ze watch, ze diamond, ze—" "Not yet What I want to know is, who is this Lapham and Miller who have been elected to fill the vacancies occassioned by the resignation of Piatt and ConkUng, and is Miller going to be a tailfto Lapham's kite, or are they both square, bang-up men, and—" "Will monsieur look at ze goods?" "No, no. Is the Chicago and Northwest ern in this row?" By this time the Frenchman was out of patience. "Monsieur talks— wat you call'im—gib berish. I 'ave not ze time to waste. Eef it ees ze watch—" "Sir," replies Tibbitts severely, "when you announce 'English spoken' you should speak English, or at least understand it. Good-morning, or, as you don't understand tbe planest English, bong-swoir." He had succeeded this time, and should have rested on his laurels. But Tibbittses alas, always overdo what they undertake. He had extracted so much amusement from his first experiment that he tried it over again the next day. He entered a similar place and com menced the same thing, "What I want to know is, i* the Chicago and Northwestern in tbe railroad war, and do you suppose the cutting of rates will continue till September, when I return, and—" "Indeed, I cannot tell you, sir. It is something I do not ktep the run of. You had better apply at the American exchange or the Herald office." This is the best and clearest American English. Poor Tibbitts had fallen upon a bright American, who was turning his knowledge of French to good account by serving as a salesman in Paris. Mr. Tib bitts smiled a ghastly smile as he bowed himself out of the place. Bad marksmen, who by chance hit a bull's eye, should be very modest and refuse to shoot again. Even Napolean,.great as he was, fought one battle too many. Personal Gossip. Hon. E. B. Morgan, of New York, whose death has been noticed, with Hon. W. S. Maxey, of New York, rescued Senator Sumner from the murderous attack of Preston S. Brooks on the floor of the sen ate chamber. Sailmaker Isaiah E. Crowell, United States navy, attached to the Wabash at the Boston navy j&ii, was recently tried by court-martial for enticing young girls into his quarters for immoral purposes. The court sentenced him to be imprisoned for five years, and then dismissed the service. It was found, however, that the young wo men in the case were willing victims, and the secretary of the navy reduced the im prisonment to six months, at the end of which time he will be oismissed. Dr.Wm.F. Channing, of Providence, the son of the famous Unitarian Dr. Channing, has presented to the new Channing Me morial church, at Newport, the Bible in two volumes which Kev. Dr. Channing used for many years before bis death. The volumes will be placed on the desk of the church. James P. Brace, the western agent of Children's Aid society, died a few years ago. He had placed in western homes over 10,000 poor children, and showed remarka ble wisdom andenergy in his selection of homes and the management of the lads, and many of them have grown up to be excel lent men. Paul H. Hayne, the poet of the south, is described as a man 51 years old, medium height, with an olive complexion and dark brown eyes. He lives on a tree-clad hill side, sixteen miles from Atlanta, Ga., and his sitting room is papered with pictures from the illustrated journals. Longfellow and Whittier are his favorite American po ets, although ha thinks Holmes the greatest genius. In arrainging the affairs of the late Earl of Airlie, who died in California recently, it comes to light that his estates, extending over a considerable pert of Forfarshire and stretching into Perthshire, yielded a rental of about $130,000 for the crop of 1879, rep resenting an increase within the last twenty five years of about $50,009. This was due to the reclamation of land from moor and to the large amount.expended in building, draining and fencing operations under agreements entered into by proprietor and tenants at the commencement of the leases. The London Academy announces the death at cairo of Col. E. S. Purdy Pasha, of the Egyptian General -*taff. Col. Pnrdy was bora in the state of New York, and re ceived his scientific training at West Point. At an early age he served under Gen. Stone on the cadastral survey of Sonora and Low er California, and afterward saw service in the war with the Southern States For several years past he has been one of the most prominent of the American officers under Gen..Stone Pasha, Chief of the Egyptian General Staff, has been long en gaged on survey workin upper Egypt. He served with Ismail Eyup Pasha in the Dar fnr expedition, and took a leading part in laying down the map of that province. As late as May 14 Col. Purday exhibited his large map of Darfur at a meeting of the Cairo Geographical Survey, and read a Sabas, iperonhis journey to Cara and Hofrael giving an account of the inhabitants and resources of Darfur, its fauna and flora hydrography, etc. Col. Pnrdy was onlya years of age at the time of his death. The Worthington Advance. The following figures from the report of the receipts of the Milwaukee and St Paul rail way, will interest those who know the rivalry between St Paul and Minneapolis: Minneapolis, freight forwarded, 138,162 tons freight received, 85,014 revenue, $326,738.13 passengers carried from, 207, 819: passengers to, 207,660: revenue. $168,704.13 total revenue. $495,442.26. St Paul—Freight received, 55,462 tons freight forwarded, 179,793 tons revenue, $674,958 48. Passengers carried from St Paul, 191,447 carried to St Paul, 192,226 revenue, $250,036.20. Totalrevenue, $924-, FREE THOUGHT,FREE SPEECH AND A FREE PRESS. VOLUME X. WORTHINGTON, NOBLES COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBERS, 1881. NUMBER 10. CURRENT NEWS. A I O A S Earnings of the 8t Paul, Minneapolis A Manitoba railway for the second week Octo ber were $156,097.74. an increase over those of 1880 of $79,599.06. The following is thelatest NewYork Central rates: Boston to Chicago via New York, $15 Boston to Chicago via Albany, $9.10 New York to Chicago, $9.25. The rates of the Pennsylvania and Baltimore ft Ohio from New York to Chicago are $14, and from Boston SpXo. A deputation from the Canadian Pacific is re ported to be in conference with Sir John Mao donald. against allowing the loeal legislature of Manitoba to grant charters to rivals of the Canadian Pacific route. This is regarded as of special interest to the Winnipeg ft Duluth, the Southwestern and the Emerson ft Portage 1» Prairie. The total earnings of the Chicago, Milwau kee ft St Paul railway in Minnesota for the year ending June 30 arejreported to the rail way commissionerof the state Jt $3,456,421. 26. The per cent of Minnesota to total earn ings is fixed at 24. The total of the entire lines for 1881, $14,747,455.41. and operat ing expenses, $8,929,027. 34, or a netinoome of $5,828,128.07. On aocoant of the great pressure of through business that absorbed all the cars that could be found, the Chicago, Milwaukee ft St. Paul had to defer supplying stations on their ex tension lines—the Hastings ft Dakota and the Winona ft St. Peter—with fuel and lumber. Tbe company is behind at Milwaukee in its orders, there being now filled there applications for 1,500 cars of coal and 1,000 care of lum ber. The company will now rush the fuel and lumber business, giving first attention to these stations where the articles are most urgently needed. E O O I I At Calhanaville, Ala, Jack Burns went to the houseofJ. C. Kump for the purpose of kill inghim, when Rump's fifteen year old son stabbed Burns to death. At Montgomery, Ala., Thos. J. Cox was se riously cut and J. W. Crawford dangerously shot, each bythe other. Both highly respecta ble. A bvstander, named Hogan, snot in the •leg Levi Morriss, a young man who came to Mentor, HL, a short time ago, was arrested with haning robbed and killed a man named Mitchell Ford at Williamstown, Mich., over a year ago. Morris was taken to Michigan. His parents reside in the east and are said to be quite wealthy. Jno. Vanhom, a postal clerk, was arrested at Harrisburg, Miss., for robbing mails. He was taken to Vicksburg, and after having a preliminary hearing entered bail United States Special Agent Camp alleges that the em bezzlements from mails will agregate very high figures. A special from Freeman, 111., says Henry G. Lambert was arrested, charged with having procured an abortion upon a young girl named Hannah Williams, who, it is said, was seduced by a young school director of that place Lam bert is married, having a wife and two children residing in St. Joseph, Mo. He was admitted to bail in $1,000. Muncie Burns, a notorious burglar, well known in all lie large cities of the west and by the wardens of four penitentiaries where he has served as many terms, was shot at St. Lou is by a policeman while trying to rob the resi dence of Judge Seymour D. Thompson,. The bullet severed the femoral artery and Burns died in two hours. Allen Johnson (colored) was hanged at Charlestown, N. C,for the murd9r, under the most brutalcircumstances and for a cents, of a poor blind negronamed Crnmpt in January, 1880. The culprit mounted the scaffold with noindications of weakness, and after a prayer of a dozenwords told the sheriff he was ready. The drop was five and one-half feet, and his neck was broken. A young man named Frank Cranda'.l was arrestd at Dundee, Mich., and brought to De troit, charged with altering a draft on New York, bought at Fort Worth, Texas, from $500 to $5,000. Crandall's father keeps a store at Dundee, and the young man had recently re turned from Texas very flush with money, which he claimed he had obtained as the re sult of a fortunate speculation. An attempt was made to burn the ship Ba~ tavia at New York. Thefiremarshal in his in vestigation said there was something strange about it The theory that .some inflamable chemical had been scattered on deck on pur pose as in the case of the Bothenia was laughed at by the officers on the deck, but it was observed that the strictest vigilance was maintained by the gate keeper lest any person whose business was not tully known should gain admission. At Bellow Falls, Yt., Ezra R. Cook and wife, an old couple, were found dead in their house. Noevidence of violence was foundupon the man. On the woman'sheadwasacutthree inches long. The skull was not fractured. Death was proba bly caused by concussion of the brain. Mrs. Cook often intimated indicationsof an unsound mind, andin the bed-room was found a letter sayi cr she was crazy, and if she would at any time be found dead she wished her sontobe good to bisfather. Itis generally thought that the woman administered poison to her husband andtheninflicted a blow upon herself. I E S AM O E OA S AJLTIE8. At the farm honse of Filla Parker, in Bloom field township, Iowa, while putting up a stove, the pipe fell down on a lamp filled with patent safety fluid. The lamp exploded instantly en veloping two little children sitting at tbe table with the burning fluid, setting their clothes on fire and burning them horribly before the flames were subdued. In removing their shreds of clothing the flesh peeled to the bones. The boy lived but a few hours. The girl will Eurned robabry recover. Their parents were badly in their endeavorstosavetheir children. The captain of the steamer Winslow at Du luth, was asleep in his stateroom Saturday night, when some unknown person entered and stole therefrom a valuable gold watch and chain also anew suit of clothes and some old clothes belonging to the captain. Some of the clothing was found on the wharf yesterday, but no clue to who the thief is hasyet beendiscov ered. At wo time of the robbery there were four watchmen on duty on the steamer, and it seems a little strange that the thief oould have eluded them and made good his escape with the booty. There are now forty cases of Jsmall pox in Spring Hid, Stearns county, Minnesota, some of which will doubtless prove fatal Several cases of confluent small pox have been found, the worst type of the disease. UptoThursday morning the following is an accurate statement of the situation of the number of eases, by families: Stephen Summer, 7 John Winter, 2 Joseph Schoenburn, 2 Barney Schnler, 8 John Ooh, 1 Henry EtneL 10 F. W. Lenz, 9 Waldorf, 1. Total 40. Two deaths have oc curred, one in the family of Emel and oxe in the family of Lenz. A strict quarantine has been enforced, and it is confidently hoped the terrible disease willbe confined to its present limits. E N E E N S There is a great scarcity of wood in St Paul, the railroads professing to be unable to furnish cara A canvass of the field of operations discloses the fact that there will be a decline of 40 per cent in the logcropon the Wisconsin this win ter. The Erie synod sustained the action of the presbytery, in expelling Herbert Donaldson of Emberton, Pa, for dancing. The Universal Lien Insurance company of Albany has been enjoined from transacting bus iness pending the disposition of a motion for a receiver. Corporal T. Bussel, company Seventeenth infantry, won the first prize, a gold medal of $100, in the competitive shooting contest at Fort Snelling. At Mount Washington there was a slight snow storm. Wind ninety miles an hour tempera ture three degrees below zero, a fall of forty degrees since the day previous. Lieut Frederic Ccllins, U. 8. navy, died in Washington of typhoid fever after an illness of two weeks. He was a member of the naval advisory board, now in session, assembled to report upon a reorganizaton of the navy, and was appointed to flu the vacancy in the board ooosafoued by the death of Capt Beeeze. He was one of the most accomplished officers of the navy. Hisremains will be interred at An napolia. Lord Williams of Tucson, A T, astonished the southwest yesterdaybyfilingan assignment with liabilities of $300,000 or $400,000. Thefirmhad accepted deposits in the banking department of their business up to the hour of then* acknowledged failure, and the feeling againstthem isintensified in consequence. One of the members of the firm was postmaster at Tucson, and their bank was the United States depository, but they both chum that their ac counts with Uncle Sam are regular. A comparative statement of the condition of the St Paul banks to 1880 and 1881, shows that there has been a healthy growth in the banking business during the past year. There has been an increase of nearly $3,500,000 in loans and discounts, and nearly $500,000 in cash. The capital stock shows an increase of $100,000, while in the circulation there has been a decrease of $700,000. The increase in deposits has been over $4,500,000. A decifledly fresh and impudent young man visited the state offices at St Paul endeavoring to obtain subscriptions to a biography of the late President Garfield and irritated and an noyed every one with whom he oama in con tact by htt insolent and arbitrary manners. He demanded that every person employed in the pnblio offices should subscribe for a copy of the book and whenever anyone failed to com ply with his demand he threatened to publish Bis name in what he was pleased to term a black-list. Tothe credit of the state officers, they resisted his threats and importunities. Mrs. Mary Bradford, sister of Jeff Davis, president of the southern confederacy, who died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. E. Miles, of New Hope, Ky., on the 22nd inst, of general debility, aged eighty-one years, was interred at New Haven, Ky., in the cemetery at Gethsemane abbey, where no living woman is allowed to enter except the wife of the ruler of a nation. This is the third secular person interred there. The Baron De Hodment, a Belgian who lived inthe abbeyforseveral yean before his death, and Mrs. N. Miles, a lady who, like Mrs. Bradford, was a great benefac tress of the institution, were the former two. From this cause their burial was allowedin the enclosure. Mrs. Bradford was well known throughout the south. N E W S O W A S I N O N The selection of Folgerand James, both of New York, for the new cabinet will have the natural effect of injuring Hiscock's strength as a candidate for the speakership. Frank Hatton has received his commission as first assistant postmaster general He goes to Burlington to settle affairs there before as suming the duties of his new office. Ex-Senator Piatt was in Washington last week on business connected with the transfer of Secretary Wmdcm's residence on Vermont avenue, for which he paid $30,000 to his wife The residence becomes hers on the 10th of November. W. T. Crump, steward at the White House, has received from Hauselmann commandery, of Cincinnati, a handsome gold and silver Mal tesecross pendant from ribbon and gold cross bars, as a testimonial of their appreciation of his kiudly and christianlike service rendered their lamented frater. Sir James A Garfield. At the navy yard in Washington recently, a terrible explosion occurred in the fulminating building, resulting in the instantaneous death of one of the employes, George Lawrence, whose head was blown entirely off, and seven or eight men vere severely wounded. The fulminating toileting is a small etructure 12 xl4 feet, built in the ordinance department of the navy yard, and contains large quantities *f fulminating material, which was ignited in some unknown manner. Attorney General MacVeagh has rendered an opinion that the appropriation of $175,000 forartificial limbs should legally be expended under the authority of the war department in stead of the department of the interior, as claimed by thefirstcontroller of the treasury also that the decision of the secretary of tbe treasury as to the legality of warrants and re quisitions is binding on the first controller. The decision, which has been adopted by the department completely upsets tbe recent opin ions of First Controller Lawrence on those points. Mr. MacVeagh, in alluding to the assertion that he was deserting the star route cases be cause he finds them to be weak and likely to fail, said that the cases might fail, but it would not be from lack of great rascality. There wouldbeevidence enough tosend a dozen men to the penitentiary, but it wouldrequire the whole weight of theadministration to be thrown in fa vorof conviction, if itwasexpected to overcome the influence brought to bear by the accused to secure acquittal. If merely left to take their course, if the administration failed to take an interest and stood inactive, the chances werein favor of the failure of justice. FOREIG N A S E S TheIrish World hasa cable statingthat Rev. Eugene Sneehy, recentlyreleasedfrom Kilmain hamjail, andT. M. Healy, M. P., leave Paris for New York. A reception will betendered in Cooper Union. The aggregate value of confederate bonds that hare changed hands inLondon the past few dayt is estimated at £10,000,000. One firm alone disposed of bonds representing £4,000,000. A London dispatch says a pugilist named Comey and four others were arrested, charged with manslaughter in causing the death of Highland, champion light weight. Highland received fatal injuries in a prize fight near Birmingham. It is said it is probable that Parnell will be removed from the Kilmainham jail to the Bel fast or Liffenford jail, and Kettle, Monaghan, Dillon, O'Kelly and Brennan will also be re movedtoother prisons, but it is impossible to remove Sexton and O'Brien "because of their health. The Cbillian minister has information from Santiago, 24th, via Paris, of the serious illness of Gen. Kilpatrick, United States minister, and that the physicians feared the case was hope less. Later news does not mention Gen. Kil patrick. He is thought, therefore, to be no worse. Gambetta was elected provisional president of the chamber of deputies by 317 against 29 in favor of Brisson, a vice president of the last chamber. The announcement was received amid great cheering. Gambetta ran tor preri dent in order to test his strength with the dep uties as a prelude to taking office. A Cork correspondent says: Tbe dissolution of the league in south Ireland proceeds steadily and peacefully. The branches quietly submit to the prohibition of their meetings. The gov ernment, to justify their course in rearresting John Hefferman, one of the most violent leaguers in Cork, publishes an appeal he made for clemency after his first arrest. The appeal concludes: "Iwill guarrantoe to take no fur ther part in public matters relative to land re form, knowing as I do that the land bill is per fect" Hefferman, since his release, denied he signed any conditions, and resumed agita tion. Another American Horse Victory in Eng land. London Special Oct. 25. Seldom has a more inspiring and beautiful race been seen than that for the Cambridge shire to-day. Thirty-two horses ran. The startwas splendid, and for a few yards the thir ty-two horses were iu almost perfect line to gether. Then speed and good riding began to tell and the squadron was broken up intoa line which gradually grew longer and longer. Foxhall, whose action throughout was faultless, won by a head, and there was only a neck be tween the second and third horses. The race was admirably contested and excellently man aged. At the conclusion of the race abundant congratulations weretenderedtothejockey and to the Americans present The betting at the start was 10 to 1 against Foxhall and 7 to 1 against Lucy Gutters. Tims of tbe race, 2 minutes and 15 2*5 seconds. K«s Watts rode Foxhall. James R. Keene, of New York, the owner of Foxhall, was warmly congratulated on his vic tory. Being asked if it was unexpected, he replied: "Well, I should say not. I backed him very heavily to win tbe race. He is tbe greatest horse in the worldtowin, carrying the immense penalties he did on account of his former vic tories. Great Bender, unplaced at even weight, and Lucy Glitters, who has proved herself a great racer and carrying only ninety-one pounds, were beaten by my horse. Hwas ridden by a third rate jockey, so our Englsh friends can hardly credit the victory to the great experience or ability of the rider. "What is youropiuton of the coltnow?" "That he is the greatest horse iu the world, and I would not fear to start him against any. thing on four legs. His winning the C*in bridgeshire to day, and thus making a most re markable double victory, having previous lauded the czarowitch. is the most marvelous performance ever accomplished." FearfuUOceaa Storms. The steamship Republic of the White Star line, whioh arrived at New York Monday, en countered one of tbe severest storms of recent years during her trip across the Atlantic. The gale broke on the vessel when almut two days out from Queenstown, and raged with unwont ed fury for forty-eight hours, during which time no passengers were allowed on deck, and the crew were lashed to their respective sta tions. During the gale a seaman named Ole son, who volnnteered to hoist alight at the foretop, was caught by a tremendous wave that almost submerged the ship, and had his brains dashed out by being thrown against the fore house. Suspended about his neck was found a medal showing that the poor fellow had saved the lives of seventeen persons from drowning. Another sailor, stricken with paralysis and placed in a berth, was thrown out and picked up dead. One of the steamer's boats was washed away, and all the others stove in or otherwise damaged. Besides this, the iron railings were wrenched from the stanchions and much other damage occasioned. A great deal of apprehension was felt during the storm on the part of the passengers, for the gale was so violent that a disastrous fate seemed likely to overtake the vessel Nummary Way of Settling a Murder Case. Special from Greenville, Miss. Lanier, who killed D. S. Love here last Fri day, was examined before Judge Valliant, mayor of Greenville, to-day, and acquitted. Judge Valliant is one of our most highly re spected citizens, and his decision is endorced by the entire community. The details of the assault by Love on the wife of Lanier are entirely unfit for publication. It appears at the trial thatLove was an unsuccessful suitor, and persecuted the lady before her marriage, and after that event sought the revenge of blasting her character. Inthus discharging the prisoner, Judge Valliant said: I have been a practicing lawyer for more than twenty years, and I have never seen or read of snch a case as this. There is no law to which the defendent in a case like this could appeal. If any one in a position like that occupied by him, sued for damages, hewould simply have been laughed at. It is therefore myopinion that he did just what I or anyother man of honor would, and I, therefore, discharge the prisoner and bid him go hence without delay. The decision was received with shouts of ap plause. Freshets and Damage in Iowa. The Mississippi has made sad havoc along its Iowa shore, both in cities and with farm Easbeen.told, roperty Dubuque has suffered more than and a great loss of property has surely been occasioned. Lumber yards have been almost entirely destroyed in some in stances, while many have been badly damaged. Along the river from Dubuque to Sabula hun dreds of thousands of acres of usually fine farming lands are under water, and in hay alone there will be a very great loss. In one marsh fifty hay stack tops were seen, and there were probably thousands the same way. They project about two feet at this writing, but the entire stack in each instance is entirely de stroyed. Corn fields are covered, some of them showing only an occasional tip of a stalk, while in other fields the water is only up to the ears. Much wood has been lost, at least lost to the original owners. In fact those who reside along the river banks in city or country are losers to a greater or less extent It will be a lesson to all to get further away. A Runaway Passenger Train. At Stewart, Minn., on the line of the Hast ings & Dakota railroad, while passengers, con ductors, engineer and trainmen were all at din ner, from some cause not explained the west bound train started off of itself with no one in charge. Engineer, conductor and trainmen started in pursuit at once, and as the tram backed off slowly up the grade hopes were en tertained that the engineer, who had the lead, wonld be able to reach his engine but be was unable to do so. A hand car, manned by six men, started off rapidly in pursuit and over took the train four miles east of the village, no damage being done except to those who ran through the rain and mud in pursuit of the backing train. Great fears were entertained that it might continue its wild flight and collide with the freight at Brownton,and every one breathed easier when they knew that all was safe. A Very Bad Man. The wife of Rev. E. S. Bowdish, an ex-min ister of Minneapolis, has brought a suit for di vorce, in which she alleges that the defendant has treated her in a cruel manner and that in his martial relations he was beastly beyond all endurance, and has caused her much physical and mental suffering through his unrestrained passions. Iu the years between 1870 and the commencement of this action he has repeatedly struck, kicked and beaten the plaintiff, inflict ing injuries from which she now bears the scars, simply because she would not yield to his brutal demands. The acts of cruelty al leged were committed at Princeton, Elk River, Anoka and Minneapolis and cover a period when the defendant was engaged in preaching the gospel under the appointment of the M. E. conference. The New Lumber Kates. At a meeting of the lumermen's board of trade, at Minneapolis, an increase in all lumber was decided upon. The new price lists have just been issued and for the information of purchasers in the cities and country the quota tions for the principal grades are herewith giv en as follows: Common boards, $15 sheating, boards, $13 cull boards, $10 2x7 scantling, 10, 18, 20, feet, $10 common dimension, from $15 to $20 deep joist, $17 to $27 fenc ing, $10to$18 stock boards, $18 to $38 flooring, $26 to $40 siding, $17 to $24 bolts, f25 to $35 ceiling, $22 to $36 clear lumber, 25 to$45 Minneapolis shingles per m., $1.25 to $4 laths, per $2.25 pickets $20. COMMERCIAL. I W A E E, Oct. '28.—Flour dull and ne glected. Wheat, lower and feeble No. 2 hard, nominal No. 2 $1.33 1 $1.38 1 7 2 October. $1.33hr. No- vember, $1.34 December, $1.35% January, $1.30la: Febvnary, $1.3?ii: March. $1.38% No. 3, $1.19 No. 4 and rejected, nominal. Corn, quiet: No. 2, 0 4 Oats, firm and higher No. 2, 47c. Rye, dull and lower No. 1, $1.023 bid $1.0 3 asked. Barley, quiet: No. 2, 95c, Provisions, easier mess pork, $16.60 cash and November: $17.85, January. Lard, prime steam, $11.5 0 cash and November $ 1 1 8 5 Jan uary. Freights, wheat to Buffalo, 3c. Receipts —9.412 bbls flour, 21.177 bus wheat, 2,728 bus barley. Shipments—10,503 bbls flour, 2,600 bus wheat, 13,231jbus barley. CHICAGO, Oct. 28.—Flour, quiet and week un changed. Wheat, active but lower: No. 2 Chicago spring, $1.33 3 4 cash: $1.33 October $1.34Vt @1.3434 November: $1.36?ji$i.367g December: 8 January: No. 3 Chicago spring, $1.21 rejected, 96c©$1. Corn, inactive and lower at 6 2 i^6218C cash 62c October: 6 2 November: 63"nc December 69%c May rejected 59t£59Mc Oats, fairly active and a shade higher at 45:Uc cash 45*40 October: 441«R November: 44% Decem ber 47 sc May. Rye. fairly active and a shade higher at $email@example.com 1 o. Bailey, active and a shade higher, $1.07C'i 1.07A2- Pork.active but lower: $16.5O@16.S0cash $16.50 October and Novem ber $10.7 5 December $17.75G*17.77 1 2January. Lard, active, but lower at $11.-12 •a cash and No vember: $11.60(311.62% December: $11.77%® 11.80 January. Bulk meats,dull and lower shoul ers. $ 7 short ribs, $8.45 do clear, $9.10. Whis ky, steady and unchanged at $1.16. Call—Wheat, unsettled and lower at $1.34& November: $1.36% December: $1.37 January. Corn, dull and lower at 611«('S61-yc October: 62c November: 63isc December 69Mc May. Oats, easier AiMc November 44%c December 4734C May. Pork, lower: $16.55®16.60 Deccmbor $16.72'«« 16.75 May. Lard, steady and unchanged. Re ceipts—Flour, 13.000 bbls wheat. 39,000 bus corn, 10,000 bus oats, 67.OO0 bus: ryo 11,000 bus barley, 48,000 bus. Shipments—Flonr, 17, 00 0 bbls wheat, 49,000 bus corn, 188.0OO bus oats, 53,000 bus: rve, 9.500 bus barley, 14,000 bus. CHICAGO. Oct. 28.—The Drovers* Journal re ports: Hogs—Receipts 2,056 head: shipments. 4,500 head unchanged demand chiefly for heavy common mixed, and Yorkers in small request: mixed packing, $firstname.lastname@example.org light $5.SOei6 0 5 choice heavy, $0.50(37 culls and grassers, $3.75 (35.25. Cattle—Receipts, 0,000 shipments, 3, 0 0 0 slow good to prime shipping, $0J£7: me dium to choice, $5(35.75 common to fair, $55«5 butchers' steady, common to fair, $4(35 good to choice, $3.10.34 stockers, dull at $2.25®3.50: feeders, $3.50®4 rangers, steady: grass Texans, $email@example.com: northern Texans. $3.7()f*4.15: half breeds and natives, $3.60(55.50. Sheep—Receipts, 600 shipments, 2 0 0 steady: fair to choice, $4.20(35: common|to fair, $3(33.75 Texans and territory, dull at $2.75(33.75 Louis T. Pow. a prominent young busi nes-man of Salem, Columbiana county, O., was arraigned in the United States district court at Cleveland, last week, on very serious charge—that of sending on ob scene pamphlet through the mails. He has for some time been sending this pam phlet, which bears the euphonious title of "Nuggets." to young Indies. Pow is a married man, about 26 years of age, of a highlv respectable family, ind said to be worth from$ 80,000 to $100,000. It is claimed thathe was assisted in tbe nefarious business by a bookkeeper, who has hied lmself to some other place to avoid the consequences of his acts. The pamphlet which he has been sending to young ladies is a paper-bound book, four by six inches, and containing thirty-two pages of tbe most filthy and scurrilous prose and poetry ever printed. CONGRESS. Proceedings off the Extra Session •rtbe Senate. MONDAY, OCT. 24TB. Among the nominations sent to the senate to day were: Henry Highlan Garnet, New York, minister resident and consul general for the United 8tates to Liberia John M. Bailey, New York, consul for the United States at Ham burg. The nomination of John L.Kaine, ap Srawer at Milwaukee, Wis., was withdrawn. le office having,been abolished. The following nominations were confirmed: Registers of land offices, C. M. Webb, Wiscon sin, at Deadwood Chas. W. Price, at Lincoln, Neb. Ales. M. Egget, Wisconsin, at Eau Claire, Wis. & W. Hayes, Redwood Falls, Minn. Ex Gov. E. D. Morgan of New York, was nominated and confirmed secretary of th« treasury. The secretary business for the session was set at rest by the unanimous appointment of Mr. Francis Schober, now chief clerk, to the position of secretary. A report was received from an investigation committee showing up some of the abuses in the treasurydepartment TUESDAY OCT. 2 5 The president sent the foliowingnominations to the senate: Postmasters, Simon N. Bau mann, Vernon, Io. J. P. Winter, Kinois, oounsul United S'ate* at Rotterdam Willard B. Wells, Michigan, consul United States at Dun lee Haus Matteon, Minneaata, consul gen eral at Calcutta Edward F. White, Colorado, coiner of mint, San Francisco. Ttie senate confirmed Howard W Kutchim, collector of internal revenue, Third Wis consin district, Hans Mattson, Minneso ta, consul general Calcutta Willard B. Wells, Michigan, consul at Dundie J. F. Winter, Illi nois, consul at Rotterdam Postmaster, J. P. Boumon. A little discussion over the purchase of some historical papers belonging to the marquis de Rochambeau became very spirited and caused seme excitemert Mr. Sherman offered a reso lution authorizing the liberty committee to re ceive and examine certain papers which were owned by the marquis de Rochambeau and which the government is desirous of purchasing. The price asked is $20,000. Mr. Ingalls denounced the reso lution as committing the government to the purchase of the papers, said that he oould not see why they could bein any way worth $20, 000 and added that the marquis appeared here as a guest of the nationat this nation'sexpense, bearing these papers and offering to sell them savored too much of the pawn-broking, old clothes business, and he did not like it The resolution wasfinallyadopted. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 6 The senate adopted a resolution offered by Mr. Sherman for an investigation of theexpen diture of tbe contingent funds of all the depart ments. The senate confirmed Henry Hight Garnet, minister resident and counsel general toLiber ia Wm. 0. Rudd, U. S. marshal southern dis trict of Mississippi Henry M. Ciejper, collector of revenue, Little Rock W. W. Gibbs. register land office, Little Rock J. M. Wilkinson, re ceiver public moneys Marquette, Mich.: P. Masters, Lloyd Shinn, Dodge City, Ks. J. C. McBride, Lincoln, Neb. The following nominations were sent to the senate: C. W. Seaton, of New York, superin tendent of census Frederick Knefler, Indiana, pension agent, Indianapolis J. M. Wilkinson, Michigan, receiver of public moneys, Marquette, Michigan M. Gibbs, Arkansas register land ortic", Little Rock postmasters—Mrs. Jane Bild in, Ciuncil Bluffs, Iowa Floyd Shinn, bodge City, Kansas H. M. Cooper, of Arkansas, collector of internal revenue at Texarkana. THURSDAY, OCT. 2 7 A resolution was adopted for the payment of extra compensation to thepages and other em ployes of the senate. On motion of Mr. Ingalls, a resolution was adopted continuing during the recess of the senate the authority conferred up on the committee on judiciary to examine into the subject of bankruptcy, and directing the committee to report December next The presidentpro tern, laid before the senate a communication from Gov. Colquitt, of Georgia, tendering him, and through him to the members of the senate, a cordial invitation of the officers and executive committee of the cotton exposition to visit the exposition now being held inAtlanta. Laid on the table and ordered printed. The president sent the following nomina tions to the senate: Chas. J. Folger of New York, to be secre 'ary oi the treasury Thos. James, New York, postmaster general Frauk Hatton, first assietant postmaster general. Consuls: Chas. Kahlo of Indiana, Sydney, Australia Geo. W. RooBeveldt, Pennsylvania, Bordeaux J. A. Leonard, Minnesota, Leith John T. Robeson, Tennessee, Tripoli J. Beveridge, Illinois, assistant treasurer of the Uuited States, at Chicago M. C. Elstner, Iowa, attorney of the United States, west dis trict of Louisiana J. S. Harrison, Louisiana, surveyor general of the United States, district, of Montana Chas. Payerson, Massachusetts, United States charge 'd affairs, at Denmark consuls general, Ferdinand Yogeler, Ohio, Frankfort Simon Wolf, district of Columbia, Cairo consuls, Silas P. Hubbell, New York, St. Johns, Quebec Jesse H. More, Illinois, Calla Volney Smith. Arkansas, St Thomas. FlllDAY, OCT. 28TH. The senate passed the day, and the greater part of the night, in the fight over the confirm ation of the Lynchburg postmaster, Clifford Stratham, which was begun Thursday. When the senate went into executive session shortly after noon, Senator Ben Hill took the floor. Mr. Hill had been directed by the physicians who operated upon him in Philadelphia for cancer of the month last summer not to talk, but he disregarded their instructions and spoke for two hours. Morgan, Maxey, Johnson and other democrat ic senators took a hand in the debate. Sherman, Edmunds and Morrill took part in the debate on the republican side, and each made speeches which were not calculated to cause a particularly amiable feeling between the parties. No decision was reached. A Nobleman's Romance. From the Glasgow Herald. As a bit of Melbourne gossip arising out of the recent visit of the Detatched Squad ron to Melbourne, we need not conceal the rumor, which is believed to have truth to rest upon, that Lord Charles Scott, captain of the Bacchante, has been engaged to be married to Miss Ada Ryan, daughter of Mr. Charles Ryan, Mount Macedon, Victoria. It is said that Mr. Ryan did not readily ac quiesce in the purposes of the two princi pals in this affair of tbe heart, and that at the most he would only consent condition ally—the conditions being that the duke of Bucclench, father of the love smitten sail or, should be consulted, in the first place, and that the affairs should be postponed for twelve months. Here is how The Melbourne Bulletin (suppressing the names) has put the story in its pages:—"She was a beautiful bru nette, with a certain witchery in her eye that had charmed and fascinated the gal lant and noble captain. As they Bat together in the conservatory, be, in bluff, manly, sailer-like fashion, asked her for her hand—her heart was al ready bis. 'Ob, my lord!' she said, blush ing up to her eyelids, 'you must really ask papa.' And ask papa that noble and gal lant captain did next day. 'No,' said the old man, sternly I love my daughter, and if she marries into your family I fear in the end she might be unhappy besides, although you can answer for yourself, you do not know how she wonld be received by your people.' 'But,' pleaded the captain, if I write home and get my father's and mother's consent, will 5 on net give way? 'Well, replied the father, 'get that fixed, then we will talk about it, for I do not wish to stand in the way of my daughter's hap piness." And now, as tbe Bulletin puts the matter, "there is a letter speeding its way home over tbe snowy billows, watched by two young and anxious hearts. Will it all end happily? We shall see. One of the ladies of the French visiting party, the Marquis de Rochambeau, said to a caller in New York: "Not only are the American citizens the most patriotic in the world, but they are also the most hos pitable I have ever met. I have never seen so many beautiful women—not merely tbe ladies who have called upon me, but in tbe streets even the working women have attracted my attentionby their fine features their graceful figures and clear com plections. OnSunday the Weslev M. E. church of Wi nona was dedicated with appropriate services, HOMES IN THE WEST. Persons looking westward for homes can procure full information concern tag the GABDZN SPOT of IOWA and Minnesota, by subscribing for the Worthington ADVANCE, published at Worthington, Minnesota. SendS2 for one jear, for six months, and SO cents for three months, to ABYANCZ, Worthington, Nobles Co., Minnesota. MINNESOTA NEW& MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE. ProeeediagsoC Ue ExtraSeasioa. MONDAY OCT. 2 4 SENATE—The senate spent the evening in listening to a continuation of the discussion of the bond bill, which is ready to pass as soon as all the speeches aremade, whioh will prob ably be on Tuesday. HOUSE—Thenumber of bills already intro duced in the house exceeds 100, the quota of hutevening being larger than usual Only one bill of general interest was introduced—that of Mr. Milligan providing forimbecilesand chron ically insane persons. Mr. Hicks introduced a bill increasing the number of district judges in the Fourth Judicial district to three, and My. Stone one repealing the act creating the offio* of district attorney in the Twelfth judicial dis trict TUESDAY, OCT. 25TH. SENATE—The bond bill was argued and per fected by tbe senate after along but friendly struggle between the friends and opponents of the bill in committee of the whole, and when the question came up en the motion to aooept tbe report of the committee, the bill was or deredengrossedby a vote of 24 yeas by 9 naya. The senate went into an election for United States senator at noon, William Windom se curing 29 votes, James Smith, Jr. 5 votes, and Messrs. Wm. Crooks, Gen. H. H. Sibley, an a Messrs wm urooKS uen Sibley J. 7. Hill and Thomas Wilson 1 vote each. The senate passed the bill for submitting tothe electors in November the constitutional amend ment adopted last winter, under which the 500.000 acres of internal improvement land* can be devoted to the adjustment ef the state railroad bonds, and thus avoid the necessity of taxation to meet the new obligations of the state. House.—William Windom was named ae the choice for United States senator, receiv ing 86 of the 100 votes cast, James Smith, Jr., of Ramsey, being the democratic nominee and receiving 11 votes. A large number of bills were introduced, among others one by Baxter, L. L, to secure pavment of all legal claims against the state, other'than the railroad bonds. A resolution by Mr. Donahue to have copies of the governor's message printed in a-fferent languages for distribution was lost I/he governor is to be requested to furnish in formation as to the amount required to com plete the capital in a fire-proof manner and to furnish the same. A very large number of lo cal bills were introduced, and the speaker announced the following committee on con gressional appointment: ComstocV, Collins, Saibcni, Hicks, Amundson, Norris, Sacardowr, liice, Flow and Gardner. WTENESDAT, OCT. 26T11 SENATE—A bill pendingfortheadjustment o* old State railroad bonds, was taken up and read at length, after which it was pnt upon its passage and carried throngh by a two-thirds vote, as follows: TEAS—30 Aaker, Oilfillan, J. E.", Mealey, Adams, Howard, Miller, Beman, Johnson, Morrison, Bonniwell, Johnson, Officer, Buck, C. Langdon, Peterson, Campbell, Lawrence, Pilkbury, Castle, Macdonald, Rice, Clement, McCormick, Simmons, Crooks, McCrea, Tiffany, Gilfiillan, C. D. McLaughlin, Wilson—3a NATS—1L Buck, D., Perkins, Wheat. Case. Powers, White, Hinds. SchaUer, Wilkin*—1L Johnson, A. M., Shalleen, The committer on public buildings favor an enlargement of the appropriation so that the new capital building may be made fire proof, a wise suggestion in view of tbe terrible ca tastrophe that was narrowly averted last March. A proposition to createa new judge ship for the Frat district has been endorsed by tbe senate. HOUSE:—The house and senate met in joint session at noon and the journals of both, re lating to the choice of Windom for senator,hav ing been read, he was announced as elected by the legislature. Gen. Sanborn introduced a bill mtking changes in the judicial dis tricts in such manner as to eliminate the Ninth, in which Judge £. St Julien Cox is tbe incumbent. A resolution to purchase a $10,000 site for a new oapitol, situated be tween St. Paul and Minneapolis, went over un der notice of debate. Most of the day was passed in committee of the whole and the bond bills received but slignt consideration. THUBSDAT, OCT. 2 7 SENATE—The business of the senate was almost entirely limited to routine business. Among the most important measures were the pissing of the house bill authorizing the city of Minneapolis to issue $500,000 in bends tc be devoted to permanent local improvements and we favorable consideration of the swamp land grant of tbe St Cloud, Mankate & Austin railroad. The laws of tne extra session are to be pub lished in the newspapers, to defrav the expenses of which $12,000 has been ap propriated. HOUSE—Scarcely a ripple broke the dead cairn which characterized theproceedingsof ttie house. Bill after bill, nearly all of them purely local, was introduced, and the number now nearly approaches 200. Mr. Denny tried to stop the tide by a resolution that no bills would be received after November 1st, but the measure was rejected. Mr. Kohlmier's mo tion, that the legislature adjourn on the 4th proximo, meta like fate, and alt seemed agreed hat a good deal longer time than Oiat will be necessary. The committee on public lands reported back, without recommondauon, the bill for the recovery and destruction of tbe state railroid bonds, the latter oa motion of Mr. PuVaam, going on general order. FKIDAT, OCT. 2 8 SENATE—The senators poked fun at con gressional apportionment, from which it wonld aprear that the prospects are slim for getting a bill through the extra session. Themunicipal court of St Paul will have better juries here after than the one that disagreed as to the guilt of Kennedy, who assaulted Senator Morrison. Both houses passed an act amending the law establishing the municipal court of St Paul The senate passed the $6,000 appropriation for the state board ef immigration. The day was spent entirely in routine proceedings. HOUSE—The showing of routine business was larger than it has been during the session, and a number of bills were passed through. All, with the exception Gen. San born's memorial to congress, were of compar atively local importance. There wae no effort to bring either tbe land bills or the apportion ment bill up for discujeion, and much of the afternoon seesion was occupied, ae usual, in the introduction of new business. Anadjourn ment was had until Monday nextat 8 p. m. On Monday night but the safe of Mr. J. E. Brown of Mapleton was blown open and robbed of about $230. The act wasperpetrated some time during Monday night, bnt was not detect ed until next morning, when the store was opened. The parties who did it were seen at Minnesota Lake on Monday evening, having come to that point on the 5 o'clock tram from theeast Wm. Kelly, living in Pipestone county, went toTyler last Wednesday, got drunk and started borne. Notreachingthere, search wasmadeand he was found on Sunday, drownedintbe creek, two miles south of the village In crossing the stream the wagon tipped over and the box caged him. An inquest was held and a verdict of accidental drowning rendered. Kelly's team was also drowned. O. P. Wbiteomb, auditor of state, spent hist week in selling a large amount of school and internal improvement lands in Polk, Marshall and Wilkin counties, and was astonished at the avidity displayed in the purchase of landsin the Red river valley. Hesold altogether 18, 000 acres, at prices ranging all the way from $5 to $30 per acre. The average price ob tained was $7 per acre. He sold a good deal of the land at $12 peracre. Mr. Wbiteomb says that everybody the Red nver valley ie after land, and it is almost regarded as a legal tender. The bidding at the sales was so spir ited that he estimates that he made for the state $5,000 over and above the appraised val ue of the lands sold, by bis trip. He says that from the appearance of the country through out the valley one would hardly think that they had had any ram there this fall, and that everywhere he went be saw farmers at work plowing. Alleged Murder la LeSaeur County. Tbe examination of Mrs. Louise Patterson, wife of Samuel M. Patterson, who was found dead in a stable loft on his premises near Lex ington, Le Sueur csunty, was held before Jus tices of the Peace J. N. Chapman and Geo J. Earl, at Le Sueur Center, beginning on Satur day morning and closing on Monday night and at the conclusion a motion to discharge the prisoner was denied, and she was remanded to Jail to await the action of the grand jury of the district court, which will meet on the 28th of November. Very little evidence was intro duced other than wasbefore the coroner's in anset It was shown from blood found that ie body musthave been moved after the fatal shot, and the prosecution think they have im portant evidence to prove that Pattereon'a death must have been produced by other than his own hand, and that the murderer bad an vwomplioe.