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Worthington, Nobles County, Minn.
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fh« Old Established Paper. Official
Paper of the County.
A. P. MTLI.KK.
Editor and Proprietor.
HON. JAMES B. WAKEFIELD.
He is Unanimously Nominated
for Congress by the Second Min
nesota District Republicans.
A A he Trust in a Graciou
S E a Resolu
The Republican Congressional convention
for the Second Minnesota district assembled
at the court house in Mankato, on the 21st
and was called to order by E. P. Freeman.
chairman of the district committee. Col. F.
B. Smith of Blue Earth was made tern orary
chairman, and C. A. Bennett of Granite
Vails, secretary, who were afterwards made
On motion of Mr. L. B. Huniof Blue Earth
the following committee on resolutions was
apitoiiited by the chair: Meggers. L. P. Hunt,
of Blue Earth B. C. Sanborn, Watonwan J.
H. Welch, Faribault W. L. Couplin, Nicollet,
and C. F. Case, Lyon county, and shortly
made the following reportjwhich was unani
The republicans of the second congres
sional district of Minnesota, in convention
assembled, asserting their steadfast adher
ence to the fundamental principles of the
republican party, do hereby resolve:
That it is the aim and mission of the re
publican party of the country to protect the
interests and guard the rights of the produ
cers and to secure the industrial classes the
fruits of their toil by just and equitable leg
That we believe in the fulfillment in good
faith of all legal acts passed by congress,
making grant* of lands in aid of the con
struction of railroads in our state, but con
demn in unqualified terms any construction
of such acts in any manner as to convey
any larger portion "of public domain than
was by congress originally intended and
demand of our members in congress such
action as will correct the evil and leave the
largest possible amount of the public do
main open to settlement and cultivation
tion under the homestead and pre-emption
That we are opposed to the renewal of
Intents by congressional action of articles in
common use, for which we are compelled to
pay exorbitant prices, far above nil adequate
and legitimate return for the capital involved
in their production and manufacture.
That the question of cheap transportation
for our agricultural products is one of vital
importance to the people of this country
and we demand that our representation in
the state and national legislature shall give
early and earnest attention to the solution ot
That is the duty of congress to so modify
our present internal revenue and tariff laws
as to permit articles of prime necessity to
come into the country free from oppressive
and unjust duties, and to impose upon lux
uries the burden, as far as practicable, of
furnishing the revenue for the supiort of
That the high trust of an office should be
administered in the sole interests of the peo
ple, and that the same efficiency, economy,
and integrity should obtain herein as are
looked for in the execution of private trusts.
The following district committee was des
ignated by the chairmen of the different del
egations present, and announced by the
Blue Earth—L. G. M. Fletcher.
Faribault—H. J. Neal, chairman.
Lacjqai Parle—H. A. Larson.
Lyon—A. D. Davidson.
Le Sueur—L. Quackenbush.
Lincoln—C. M. Morse.
Martin—Frank A. Day.
Xbbles—A. M. Crosby.
Pipestone— I. L. Hart.
Kenwood—W. P. Bennington.
Rock—N. R. Reynolds.
Sibley—J. P. Kirbv.
Waseca—W. G. Ward.
Watonwan—Geo. P. Johnson.
Yellow Medicine—John Swenson.
The report of the committee on creden
tials was adopted.
The convention then proceeded to an in
formal ballot for candidate for congress.
Mr. S. r. Childs nominated James B.
Wakefield, and Mr. Freeman seconded the
nomination. M. D. L. Collister of Wase
ca was also placed in nomination, when
the convention proceeded with a ballot by
counties. The informal ballot resulted in
James B. Wakefield receiving 99 votes and
Mr. M. D. L. Co lUter 7 vote3 out of a
total of 106. On motion of Mr. E. B.
Collister of Waseca, the nomination ol
Mr. Wakefield was made by acclamation.
Messrs. E. P. Fieeman, E. P. Collister and
C. C. Goodenow were appointed to apprise
Mr. Wakefield of his nomination, and Mr.
Wakefield was handsomely introduced by
Mr. Freeman of the committee. Mr. Wake
field then addressed the convention at con
siderable length. After gracefully accept
ing the nomination and complimenting his
predecessors in the old first district, he sa'd:
•The resolutions you have been pleased to
adopt are in accord with my judgement so
far as I am informed of their purport. They
form a platform broad enough and liberal
enough for any American citizen to stand
upon. They enunciate, I think, the true
theories and beliefs of a large majority ot
our people, and I ^hall gladly labor to give
t»ciu force and effect in legislation. I shall
hold myselt in readiness, both as a private
citizen and a public servant, to do all in my
power to cnoble and dignify labor, and t»
realize to every man, whether fanner, artisan
or professional man, the truth of that au
thorative amendment that the laborer is
worthy of his hire.
I shall aim to protect the husbandman in
the enjoyment ot the full fruits of his indus
try, and to protect him from the rapacity oi
/those who would earn their bread by the
isweat of his brow, whether they are en
jtrenched behind charters or fortified by
[grants. I will advocate and sustain such
legislation as will enable the laboring masses
of the country to procure the needs of life
.free from oppressive tariffs and discriminat
ing duties. I will especially favor the elim
ination from our national statutes of those
burdensome restrictions upon intellectual
progress which an unwarrantable duty up
on paper has imposed. Believing as I
do that the transportation question is
one of paramount importance to this district,
-I will heartily co-operate with those who
seek SUCh a solution of this difficult problem
as will be for the best interests of a purely
agricultural constituency. While I not
knowingly lend myself to any action that
will tend to cripple ujnustihably the resources
or impair the efficiency ot those great
corporations to whom we arc in a large
measure compelled to look for the transpor
tation of our products to market, yet I
would give them to understand that as they
have received their life from the breath of a
generous people,so shoidd they forget their
obligations to their benefactors that breath
will be withdrawn to their utter discomfi
The candidate nominated by such an over
whelming vote of the republicans of the
Second district was tremendulously ap
plauded at the close of his address, and the
convention adjourned after having been in
se6fcion for a little more than one and a half
SKKTCH OF THE CANDIDATE.
James Beach Wakefield was born at
Winated, Litchfield county, Conn., March 21,
1828. His father, Luman Wakefield, was
well known as a physician. James had
every advantage of education, and prepared
for college in Westfield, Mass., and Joncs
Ville, N. Y. In 1843 he entered Trinity
college, in Hartford, and graduated with
honors in 18*5. Mr. Wakefield chose the
law as his profession, and first studied
in the office of his brother-in-law, Judge E.
T. Wilder, then of Painsvillc, O., and later
a resident of Red Wing, in this state. It was
in the Ohio village that Mr. Wakefield was
admitted to practice, the year being 1851, and
until 1854, when he came to Minnesota, he
practiced at Delphi, Ind. Shakopee was his
first residence in this state and in 1850 he
moved to what is now Blue Earth City,
where he has made his home ever since.
In 1858 he was appointed deputy agent at
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the Lower Sioux agency, and there remained
for several .\ears, returning to Blue Earth
City immediately prior to the Sioux out
break of 1802. In 1809 he was made receiver
of the Winnebago land district by President
Grant, the headquarters of the office being
first removed to Jackson and afterwards to
Worthington. Mr. Wakefield retained the
office until 1S75, when he resigned and at
tended more particularly to his beautiful
farm of 210 acres which adjoins his home.
He was a member of the house in the first
legislature Minnesota had as a state and was
in the same body in 1SC3 and 1800, being the
speaker in the last year. In 1807 he was
elected a state senator and continued such
through the sessions of 1808 and part of
1S9 resigning in the latter year to accept
the position of register of the land office.
In 1S7." he was elected lieutenant governor
and was re-elected in 1877, and is often spok
en of as one of the best presiding oflicers in
the Union. In outside political life Mr.
Wakefield has also borne part and was a
delegate to the National republican conven
tions oflSCSand 1870, being on the commit
tee on resolutions in the latter, body. .Since
leaving the convention Mr. Wakefield has
lived quietly at his home in Blue Earth City
engaged in farming, of which he was natur
ally fond, and appearing now and then in St.
Paul, as at the Hubbard convention, of
which he was chairman. He is of com
manding presence and impressive manner,
dignified yet affable, popular among bis
townspeople and equally so throughout the
state, ready in speech though not particular
First on at St. a
The fifteenth annual reunion of the first
regiment of Minnesota volunteers began at
St. James, Watonwan county, on the 2lst.
President Cannon called the comrades, about
forty, together at the stand and introduced
Adjt. Gen. Hawley, who turned over to the
president the old flags, urging the import
ance of the soldiers refraining from cutting
pieces from the precious old relics. He also
presented them the old drum used by the
First Minnesota at Fort Snelling in 1SG1 and
uutiljlSti-l. A resolution passed to fall in and
march around the town, which was done in
a soldierly manner. After the return to
camp ("apt. Wright and Gen. Hawley
made brief addresses.
On the 22d at 9 o'clock, the annual busi
ness meeting of the First Regiment associa
tion was called to order at the stand by
President Cannon, and Col. C. F. Hansdorf
was elected permanent secretary. Letters of
regret at inability to be present from Capt.
Adam Marty, Stillwater: Ma}. Gen. W. S.
Hancock, Governor's Island Bishop Whip
ple and absent members of the regiment
were read by the secretary.
The association deicded to meet at Anoka
next year. John W. Pride of Anoka was
elected president of the association for the
ensuing year vice president, M. F. Taylor
treasurer, James Cannon secretary, (J. F.
The deaths of W. II. Washington. Com
pany J, was reported at Wabasha on the 5th
of nly last Lester A. Webb, Company F,
at Fort Buford, six months ago Lieut. Col.
.Stephen A. Miller, Win. II. Churchill, Com
pany K, at Stockton, in March Edward
Brisettc, Company C, at St. Paul, two
weeks ago—the latter arriving in Minneseta
The association received Gen. Gibbon,
then- old corps commander, in military
style, the old regimental bugler, Ernest
Mayer of St. Peter, sounding the call on the
instrument which had performed *like ser
vice on many a previous and less peaceful
and agreeable occasion. The veterans
formed in ranks in front of the stand, with
the battle-torn and weather-beaten stand
ards of the old First in front, supplemented
by the division flag which had been loaned
to the regiment by Gen. Gibbon, in whose
pos-ession it has been since the war.
(Jen. Gibbon's division headquarters flag
was carried through the Gettysburg battle,
and live men were killed while carrying the
noble standard through that heroic and tre
mendous struggle. The staff is now made
in two sections—one portion being made of
Futon wood aud the other captured of the
rebels. At 10:o0 o'clock President Cannon
introduced Hon. J. J. Thornton of St. James,
who welcomed the veterans to the town.
Immediately following the close of Mr.
Thornton's address the gunners resumed the
salute, and at the second fire the gun was
discharrcd prematurely, shattering the right
arm of George Pcabo ly, an Omaha railroad
cmyloye living at St. James, injuring the
eyes, but not destroying them, and lacerat
ing the flesh on th* right arm. Owen Rob
erts of Man kato, who was the principal gun
ne, had his thumb on the vent at the time
and the end of it was blown off.
At the suggestion of President Cannon,
$112.75, or 90 per cent, of the annual dues
paid at the business meeting, was donated to
the family of Mr. Peabody, and 10 per cent,
to that of Mr. Roberts, who sustained the
less severe injury. (Jen. John Gibbou was
then introduced by Mr. Cannon. Gen Gib
bon's address was the finest tribute ever be
stowed on the old First and ought to be
printed in permanent form.
Judge Lawrancc also made an address and
several good speeches were made at the ban
The live congressional districts of Minne
sota are composed of counties, as follows:
in nsT DISTUICT.
The counties of Houston, Fillmore, Mow*
cr, Freeborn, Steele, Dodge, Olmsted, Wino
na, and Wabasha.
The counties of Faribault, Blue Earth,
Waseca, Watonwan, Martin, Cottonwood,
.lackson, Murray, Nobles, J'ock, Pipestone,
Lincoln. Lyon. Redwood, Brown, Nicollet,
Yellow Medicine, Lac qui Parle, Sibley and
The counties of Goodhue, Rice, Dakota,
Scott, Carver, McLeod, Meeker, Kandiyoh,
Renville, Swiff and Chippewa.
The counties of Washington, Ramsey,
Hennepin, Wright, Pine. Kanabec, Anoka,
Chisago, Isanti and Sherburne.
The counties of Mi He Lacs, Benton, Mor
rison, Stearns Pope, Douglas, Stevens, Big
Stone, Traverse. Grant, Todd, Crow Wing,
Aitkin, Cm 1 ton. Wadena. Otter Tail, Wil
kin, Cass, Decker, Clav, Polk, Beltrami,
-Marshall, Kittson, Itasca, St. Louis, Lake
Count Officers their
Public Exami.ier H. M. Knox, in view of
the fact that there are 137 cases of failure of
county officers to file bonds as required by
law distributed through 58 counties, has
sent out the following circular.
OFFICE OF PUBLIC EXAMINER, ST. PAUL.
DEAR SIR: The bonds of the county of
ficers named below are required by law to
be filed in the office of secretary of state at
St. Paul. All must be forwarded by the
register of deeds, after recording, except his
own bond which must be sent by the coun
ty auditor. See sees. 4 and 5, chap. 110, G.
L. 1881. It is absolutely necessary for the
ptirposes named in sees. 6, 7, and 9 of the
chap, and also that I may fulfill my duties
under sec. 91, chap. G, G. S., 1878, that
these bonds may be promptly forwarded.
Bonds of officers of your county not
marked off below are not found in the sec
retary's office. Will you not sec that the
obstacles are removed and the bonds for
warded at once, or acquaint me with the
rcrons for delay that I may try to remove
them. Respectfully yours.
HENRY M. KNOX, Pub. Exam'r.
Auditor, treasurer, sheriff, register of
deeds, judge of probate, coroner, clerk of
court, court commissioner.
Samuel Wharton of Westfield, Mass., pre
sented four old bonds to the state auditor for
payment yesterday, receiving therefor seven
new bonds and about $100 in cash. There
are yet outstanding thirty of the old bonds.
A house belonging to Mrs. Josie Downes
of Faribault was burned on Monday last.
The free Methodists will hold a camp
meeting near the bank of the Long Prairie
river, three-fourths of a mile south of the
village of Motley, Morrison county, com
mencing Jaly 5, and continuing one week.
Mr. Washburn has introduced a bill in the
house for the relief of D. Rathburn.
NEWS OFJTHE DAY.
News from Washington.
Commissioner Fink has issued the new
schedule of west-bound freight rates, to take
effect July 1, which are as follows: First
class, 90 cents per 100 pounds, against 45
cents, the old tariff second class, 50 cents
third class 40 cents fourth class 30 cents.
A special class, including sugar, molasses
and syrups, has been created, with a rate of
25 cents per 100 pounds. It is claimed that
none of the roads have renewed their old
contracts, nor made new ones. It is also as
serted that the new rates will be maintained,
as the railroad was being ended the motive
for carrying the traffic at less than cost has
A Washington special says: Washburn
had an interview with the secretary of the
interior with reference to the question of
opening up the Turtle Mountain reservation
in Dakota. The secretary indicateoTnnmis
takably that he had no doubt that the In
dians had no title to the lands. He also left
Mr. Washburn to infer that while congress
was in session, and had the matter before it,
he did not think it was proper for him to take
action in the matter, but that he would do
so immediately upon the adjournment of
congress, provided that congress itself did
not take any action.
Senator Ferry, chairman of the committee
on postofficc and post-roads, announced a
bill directing the postmaster general to re
turn all dead letters free of postage to the
writers. It appears by comparison with form
er years that this branch of the postal sei
vice has been very inefficiently administrated.
In 1870 there were received at the dead letter
office 2,882,808 letters. Of these there were
delivered to the sender 1,487,021. In 1S81
there were received 2,898,753, but there were
returned and delivered to the sender onlv
021,339—nearly 900,000 less than in 1870.
The president in offering to appoint Mr.
John T. Agncw a member of the tariff com
mission wrote to him personally and also
offered him the presidency of the commis
sion. Mr. Agnew in his reply declining the
appointment expressed hi* sincere thanks
for the compliment paid to him bv the presi
Midshipmen Harry M. Finley resigned
his place in the navy last week, because he
feared he could not pass the final examina
tion, went to his home at Bucyrus, (., and
shot himself dead with a revolver. Ho was
twenty-four years old and the son of ex
GThc superintendent of thcfgeneral recruit
ing service will cause forty recruits to be
prepared and forwarded under propel* charge
to Port Snelling, for assignment to the fifth
Secretary Folger has ordecrd an investiga
tion of the affairs of the cabinet shop con
nected with the treasury department under
Gen. 'rocker will not make a circus out
the Guiteau hanging. Onlv a few specta
tors will be admitted.
News of the Railroads.
It is now almost definitely certain that the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul road will en
ter Kansas City fro.u Council Bltills, via the
St. Joseph and Council Bluffs 1 ne, upon the
completion, its road to the latter city.
W. H. Vanderbiltis reported to have pur
chased $5,000,000 worth .f stock in tiie Mil
waukee «fc St. Paul and a large interest in the
The earnings of the Chicago, St. Paul, Min
neapolis ii Omaha for the second week in
June were $83,021, a decrease of $9,73!).
Record of Fires and Casualties,
Black measles and scarlet fever are rag
ing fearfully amongst the children of Bus
sian half breeds in Alaska. The liquor
law is enforced so strictly that no pre
scription in spirits can be had for medical
At Toledo, a plaining mill, sash, blind
and door manufactory owned by C. H.
Scroeder was burned. Loss, $25,000 in
Mrs. Zingle of Dubuque died from the ef
fects of the shock to her system occasioned
by fear for her family's safety on the occasion
of the tornado.
Crimes and Criminals.
Two men struggling with a third, who had
a revolver, and a handsomely dressed woman
as spectator, were discovered at Central park
lake New York City. Two of the men were
arrested, the third and the woman escaping.
One said he was Charles Yannor, editor of
the States Zeitung, and the other gave his
name as Joseph M. Wallach. The latter said
he had met Mrs. Yannor out west and had
gone to the park in reponse to a telegram
from her. Yannor said Wallach had wronged
his wife, and he forced her to write to Wal
lach making an appointment, with the in
tention of meeting him and whipping him.
Prof. H. C. Friend, president of the Grave
and Cane Sugar Refining company of Chica
go, was arrested there Tuesday, charged
with obtaining $1,500 by false pretences.
The complainant is a stockholder of the
company, who claims that Friend has ap
propriated money to his own use that had
been subscribed to the stockholders for an
other purpose. Friend was released on is"
Another bold burglary occurred at North
field Thursday night resulting in the ab
straction of about $25 in small change
from a desk in the harness shop of Charles
Watson. Mr. Watson is treasurer of the
M. 15. church and this money was col lections
lately received, composed of small pieces.
A terrible storm visited Pindley, 111..
Thursday night. Three men named Charles
G. Senseneof Fort Wayne, lnd. John G.
Wilson and Chas. G. Holmes were instantlv
killed by lightning.
At Chicago, the jury in the case of James
Tracey, on trial for the murder of policeman
Huebner last February, brought in a verdict
of guilty and fixed the penalty of death.
Miscellaneous News Notes.
The town of Garfield, in the oil regions,
had only three inhabited houses a month ago.
Itnow contains 130. A hotel of nearly 100
rooms has risen "like an exhalation,''' and
board at private houses is $2 a day, with
the privilege of sleeping out-doors. The tel
ephone and the telegraph are already there,
and the railroad is expected soon. This is
Some 70,000 cattle are now on the trail on
grazing in the Indian Territory and other
herds which will swell the aggregate to
100,000 are gofng in from Texas, Arkansas,
Missouri and Kansas. There arc also 10,000
horses in the territory All these animals
are feeding and will be ready for the north
ern and eastern markets in a short time.
OKev. R. Moffat, acting pastor of the First
Presbyterian church of Brooklyn, N. Y., is
accused of having forged his certificate of or
dination and his credentials. He is very
popular among his congregation, which is
largely increased since his installation.
Nominations of postmasters: G. .Marsh,
Deperc, Wis. Robert M. Smith, Cherokee,
la. O. M. Laraway, Minneapolis, Minn.
Dalton, Term., has a young lady dentist
and anion}? the young men of that town
toothache is more popular than beer.
The University of Wisconsin turned out
ninety-one graduates, including law stud
ents and women.
'Personal and Impersonal.
Col. Cook, the venerable father of the la
mented Adjt. Cook, who fell with Custer on
the fateful field of the Little Bighorn, has
returned home to Chicago from a visit to the
battleground. He reports the new monu
ment to the memory of the dead heroes in a
bad state of preservation. The stone of
which it is formed has not proved hardy
The Worthington Advance
FREE THOUGHT, FREE SPEECH AND A FREE PBE88.
WORTHINGTON, NOBLES COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1882.
enough to endure the harsh climate of the
section where it is planted.
At New York, Michael Davitt vigorously
denied the charges of attempting to split
the land league, rival Parncl as a leader, go
ing for communism, etc, He said: "My
first resolution shall be to discard all feel
ing of hatred to the English people and keep
down all promptings of revenge, while striv
ing for the peace, happiness and prosperity
Minnie Myrtle Miller, the first wife of Jo
quin Miller, died a few days since in the
Woman's hospital, New York, after long
11ness and great suffering. Her former hus
band was among those who administered to
her last wants.
Adam Marty represents Minnesota
and John Lind, Iowa in the council of ad
minstration of the Grand Army of the Re
public, whose next meeting will be held at
Denver in September, 1883.
The National Eclectic Medical association,
at. NewTlaven, elected Prof. A. J. Howe of
7a\ciimati president. The next meeting
will be held at Kansas City.
Charles E. Yale of Winona, son of ex
Lieut. Gov. Yale, was admitted at St. Paul to
practice in the United States circuit court.
Before Oscar Wilde started on his south
ern trip he had delivered eighty lectures,
which netted him $20,000,
The republican congressional convention
of the Third Towa district nominated D. B.
Anderson of Dubuque.
Ramcn F. Craido, a Cuban planter, be
queathed $400,000 for a Cuban college in
From Foreian Lands.
In the house of commons John Bright
said that it was obvious that the condition
of Ireland was made greatly worse by sub
scriptions raised in America, and by those
persons who came from America to partici
pate in conspiracies. He did not hesitate to
say that those subjects of tne queen who had
taken part in the Chicago convention were
traitors to the crown. The object of clause
twelve of the repression bill was, he said, to
prevent conspirators of the very worst dye
from exciting the people to disorder. Sexton
warned the government that the feelings gen
erated among Irishmen driven as aliens from
their careers of industry must cause trouble
to Great Britain at no distant date. The
clause was carried—132 to 30.
Mr. Scarlett, the representative of Uic Dub
lin Freeman's Journal and several other
Irish newspapers, is at present in Ottawa, en
route for the Northwest. He intends writ
ing a scries of letters to the newspapers, with
a view to placing before the Irish people his
views of the claims which Canada presents
as a field for Irish immigration. He thinks
it possible that with proper effort a consider
able emigration from the country in ques
tion might be secured.
G. O. Trevclyau, chief secretary for Ire
land, in opposing various limitations to
right of search, appealed to members to ex
pedite the repression bill. Every day, he
said, give the Irish executive fresh reason
with regard to the iosition of the country,
with deep and increasing anxiety and added
seriously to the responsibility of those who
prolonged the discussion.
The London Times says the guard ship
Valorous was recently ordered to Devon
port for court martial duty in connection
with certain discrepancy offences, but in
consequence of private information as to the
danger of leaving the coast inefficiently
watched the order was countermanded.
A nihilistic lodging wua discovered by tllC
Russian police on Yassila island, and lorty
ninc persons were arrested and a large quan
tity of dynamite was seized.
Bismarck explains that the reason he op
poses the joint meditation of France and
England in Egyptian allairs is he fears they
will fight about it.
The president sent to the senate on Friday
last the members of the board of registration
of election of Utah Alexander Ramsey of
Minnesota Algernon S. Paddock of Nebras
ka C. F. Godfrey of Iowa Ambrose B. Carl
ton of Indiana,"James U. Pettigrew of Ar
kansas. The committee is composed of
three republicans and two democrats. Gov.
Kamscy, with brief intermissions, lias al
ways been in public life. He served several
times as representative in congress from
Pennsylvania was territorial governor of
Minnesota and afterwards governor of the
state mayor of St. Paul, for two terms
United States senator from Minnesota, was
secretary of war and of the navy in Hayes'
Mr. Paddock of Nebraska, has been repre
sentative, governor and United States sena
tor of Nebraska.
0 Mr. Godfrey of Iowa is a distinguished
lawyer of Iowa, and was an officer during the
Mr. Carlton of Indiana, is a lawyer! He
was formerly law partner of Senator Voor
hees, and at various times has been a mem
ber of the Indiana legislature, circuit judge
and professor of law in the State university.
He is about fifty-six years of age, and is
said to enjoy a high reputation for legal
ability and literary attainments.
James R. Pettigrew of Fayettville, Ark.,
has been a member of the legislature of that
tate, and is now Journal clerk of the United
States senate. His appointment to a place
on the commission has been strongly reco
mended by Garland and other western mem
bers of the senate.
It is understood that all these gertlemcn
have been accepted and that the senate will
Their duties in brief will be the enforcement
of the anti-polygamy act passed by congress.
Under this act no one who practices polygamy
can vote for any elective officer: and all the
registration and election offices arc declared
vacant, and all the duties relating to the reg
istration of voters, the conduct of elections,
the canvassing and return of votes and the
issuing of certificates to the persons elected
are to be erformed provisionally by this
board of commissioners. The election of
members of the Territorial legislature and of
local officers is to be carried on under their
supervision, and they arc to sec that no po
lygamists are allowed to vote or be elected
to any office. They are to continue in office
until the legislative assembly chosen under
this anti-polygamy regime shall make pro
vision for filling the offices whose duties are
entrusted temporarily to this commission.
The salaries ot the commissioners are $3,000
The Tariff is on at Last.
The president sent to the senate on Friday
the following nominations, to be members of
the tariff commission: John L. Hayes of
Massachusetts, chairman Henry W. Oliver,
Jr., Pennsylvania Austin McGarland, Illi
nois Jacob Ambler, Ohio Robert P. Porter,
District of Columbia John W. H. Under
wood, Georgia Duncan F. Kenner, Louisiana
Alexander R. Boteler, West Virginia Wm.
II. McMahon, New York. The nomination
of McMahon and Boteler were refer
red by the senate to the fin
ance committee the others having
been previously confirmed. MacMahon, is
now employed in the appraisers office of the
New York custom house, and was selected
because of his knowledge of the present tariff
laws. MacMahon is said to owe his appoint
ment to the president's iersonal knowledge
of his attainments and of his peculiar fitness
for th-i position. In politics he is a republi
can. Boteler, the other newly selected com
missioner, is a resident of Charlestown, W.
Ya., said to be a gentleman of means and
liberal culture and is not identified with any
special interests other than those of agricul
ture. He was highly recommended tothe'pres
ident by both senators from West Virginia,
as well as by Senator Hawley of Connecti
cut. Boteler is a conservative democrat and
known to favor tariff for revenue. He is
about sixty years of age. There is consider
able dissatisfaction with the commission,
arising foom the belief that a majority of
the members represent class interest which
may be affected by the investigation, and
that anything like unity of action will be
impossible. Perhaps the outcome maybe
better than anticipated.
SATURDAY JUNE 17.
^KKATE.—Not in session.
HOUSE.—Mr. Springer's amendment strik
ing out of the river and harber bill the $300,
000 appropriation for upper Mississippi re
servoirs was rejected. After the various
amendments the bill was reported to the
house and passed—119 to 47. The bill as
passed appropriates $17,347,875, and no op
position is anticipated when it reaches the
senate. There was a lengthy
debate on the appropriation for reservoirs
Minnesota and Wisconsin during which
Representative Washburn and Dimnel ably
defended the scheme. Mr. Washburnc
called attention to the reports of the secre
tary of war and the chief of engineers to
show the benefits of the system. He said
the war department had taken up the reser
voir system-^ some ten years a Gen.
Warren, when he was in charge of that sec
tion of the country, noticed the immense
flood of water running to waste in the
spring and the low water
which succeeded, and it occurred to
him tliat it might be utilized for the purpose
of navigation during low water seasons. He
made the recommendation and from that
time surveys have gone on for five or six
years. He showed that by these natural
reservoirs this entire water can be held for
six months in the year. It can be held dur
ing high water and saved from rushing down
and causing great distraction to property
and distributed during the seasons of low
water when more is required for navigation.
Provision was made in the bill for paying
Indians and others who may suffer damages
MONDAY, JUA'E 19.
SENATE.—Tlic judiciary committee report
ed the bill providing for the presidential
succession in cases where the president and
vice president are removed, dead, have re
signed or are otherwise incapacitated. The
joint resolution appropriating $375,000 for
the pay of southern mail contractors foi
services before the war passed. The national
bank charter extension bill was considered,
but without final action.
HOUSE.—Bills were introduced to abolish
the internal revenue tax ou tobacco and ci
gars and to establish an international peace
commission. The rules were suspended
and the bill passed authorizing the secretary
of the treasury to receive trade dollars in
exchange for silver dollars and repealing the
trade dollar coinage law also the pension
appropriation bill, calling for $100,000,000.
A motion by Mr. Bunnell, from the ways
and means committee, to suspend the rules
and pass a bill limiting the terms
of internal revenue collectors to four
years was lost, after a debate in which
Mr. Payne, a Republican member from Penn
sylvania, vigorously assailed the administra
tion in connection with removals from office.
The vote was 79 Republicans and 2 Demo
crats in the affirmative and 83
Democrats and 17 Republicans
(including Washburn) in the nega
tive. The bills passed imposing a duty of
50 cents on each foreign passenger arriving
at United States ports establishing a bureau
of animal industry and preventing the spread
of cattle diseases.
SENATE.—The presiding officer (Mr. Davis)
in presenting the credentials of Henry B.
Anthony, re-elected senator from Rhode Is
land, said for the second time in the history
of the government a mevaber of this body
had been chosen for the fifteenth consecutive
time, and oxprcsscd the hope that Mr. An
thony would be blessed by providence with
good health and happiness during his re
The bill appropriating $3,000,000 for the
extension of the executive mansion passed.
The national bank charter bill was debated
and an amendment offered providing that
silver certificates as well as gold certificates
may be counted as part of the lawful reserve
The president sent to the senate the fol
Indians agents: Henry C. Linn of Kan
sas at Pottowattomie and Great Ncineha
agency, Kansas Wm. H. Parkhurst, Rhode
Island, at Crow Creek, and Lower Brule agen
cy, Dakota Wm. H. H. Llewellyn, Nebras
ka, at Mescalero and Jescareti agency, New
Mexico Edwin Ellis, Washington Territory,
at Nisquilly Kokomis, Washington Terri
tory Oliver Wood, Ohio, at Neah Bay and
The Senate confirmed: Tariff commission
ers: Jas. J. Hayes, Mass., chairman Henrv
W. Oliver, Penn. Jacob A. Amble, Ohio
Robert P. Porter, District of Columbia John
W. Underwood, Ga. Duncan F. Kenner, La
Alex B. Boteler, W. Va., and William H.
McMahon, N. Y. The final vote on confir
mation was 31 years, 21 nays. Four or five
Democrats voted with the body of the Re
publicans in the affirmative, and one Repub
lican (Van Wyck) voted in the negative.
The senate bill passed authorizing the
secretary of the treasury to examine and re
port to congress the amount of claims of va
rious western states and territories for ex
penses of suppressing Indian hostilities. A
bill was introduced taxing distilled spirits
50 ccits a gallon, and beer, etc., 80 cents a
barrel, and allowing a reduction of 7i per
cent, on stamps sold to brewers. Mr. Upde
graft of Iowa reported and
the house discussed a substitute
for the same bill regarding presidential
electors and the settlement of contests over
the presidential title. It was rejected after
debate, and the house refused to order he
senate bill on the same subject to a third
reading, the bill being recommitted to the
Mr. Washburn's bill to authorize the con
structionof a railroad bridge across the
Salt Ste Marie river was reported favorably
to the house. The bill to permit Canada
farmers to bring their grain to be ground at
mills in the United States under direction of
the secretary of the treasury also peported
favorably to the house.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 31.
SENATE.—A discussion arose over new
public buildings in Virginia, and Mahonc
finally succeeded in having a bill passed for
a $50,000 structure for Abingdon, and one at
Harrisonburg at a similar cost. The nation
al bank charter extension bill was again
taken up and an amendment adopted mak
ing silver certificates, as well as gold certifi
cates, part of the banks' reserve fund, and to
be used in settling clearing house
balances also—by 29 yeas to
20 nays—one requiring the secretary to
suspend the issue of gold certificates when
ever the amount of gold in the treasury re
served for the redemption of United Slates
notes falls below $100,000,000. In executive
session, the following nominations were
confirmed: Utah Commission—Alexander
Ramsey, Minnesota Algernon S. Paddock,
Nebraska George L. Godfrey, Iowa
James R. Pettigrew, Arkansas Ambrose B.
Isiaih Lightner of Indiana, agent at the
Santcc agency, Neb.
Among the postmasters confirmed were:
G. S. Marsh, Depere, Wis. Henry Strong,
Beloit, Wis. J. H. Brinkerhoff Waupun,
Wis. Frank D. Harding, Hudson, Wis.
Orio M. Laraway, Minneapolis, Minn.
HOUSE.—During a debate on the bill for
the erection of a congressional library build
ing, a great uproar was caused by Mr.
Townshend of Illinois charging that the
measure was a job of eastern parties inter
ested in the proposed site of Capitol Hall.
The bill after an angry debate, was post
poned until December. The bill reducing
internal- revenue taxation $23,000,000 was
considered and Mr. Kelly explained it In a
long Speech. An immense number of
amendments were offered. Mr. Kelly
said in his speech: The bill in question
proposed to make a reduction in the revenue
of less than $17,000,000 to take effect imme
diately, and less than $0,000,000 to far* ef
fect the first of May, 1883. Last year the
government had a surplus of $100,000,000.
It had then collected $360,000,000 from all
sources. This year it would collect over
$-100,000,000 and its expenditures had been
greatly reduced. The bill which he was
pressing on the attention of the house did
not reduce the revenue mpch more than
one-third of the increase. O government
had $100,000,000 surplus last year, and when
the revenue could be abated by these $17,-
000,000 it would have this year about $135,
000,000. He then proceeded to advocate the
proposition contained in the bill, which,
However, did not go as far as he might have
THURSDAY, JUKE 22.
SENATE.—Mr. Windom introduced a bill
for a $125,000 public building at Winona.
After a long debate, Messrs. Sherman and
Allison making the principal speeches, the
bill providing for the extension of national
bank charters passed—:4 to 13.
Senator Allison made a strong argument
in favor of a double standard of gold and sil
ver,, in which he was ably seconded by Sena
tor Vest of Missouri. John Sherman had
considerable parrying on his hands to ward
off the thrusts of these two financial giants,
but acquitted himself very creditably, as he
generally does when his hobby is under dis
cussion. The financial operations of the
government from 1873 to the present were
carefully reviewed, and the evils of a single
standard portrayed in a vivid manner—
although interest-in the debate was confined
to a few senators.
HOUSE.—Mr. Morrison of Illinois made a
strong speech in opposition to the internal
revenue taxation bill. Other speeches were
made, and no other business of moment
Mr. Anderson of Kansas, made a speech
to-day that attracted some attention. He
maintained that the section of a district of
population of forty-five and over to the
square mile were in favor of legislation to
benefit capital, and this party had a ma:or
ity of 100 in the house at present. He
claimed that in this sense Illinois and Indi
ana were Eastern States, and favored the
reduction of capital taxes, but the more thin
ly settled agricultural states were naturally
opposed to that policy.
FRIDAY JUNE 23.
SENATE.—A large number of bills were
passed, including cue creating the Oregon
short line railway in Utah, Idaho and Wy
oming, and one for the relief of Nebraska
and Kansas public land settlers. The bank
ruptcy bill came up and Mr. Hoar offered as
a substitute what is known as the Lowell bill.
The house resolutions commemorative of
Representatives Allen (Mo.) were recieved,
and after impressive remarks upon his life
and services by Messrs. Cockrell, of Mo.,
Dawes of Mass., Brown of Ga.,
and Vest of Mo., the usual resolu
tions were adopted. Senator Vest
is one of the very few orators of the
senate and his speech was a gem. It was
waited for with interest by a warm and
hungry senate. It was eloquent and simple
as all such efforts should be. Just before he
sat down Vest referred to the custom among
the Hindoo women when their loved ones
lay dying of placing on the Ganges a lighted
candle in an earthen vessel and watching it
until it was out of sight, confident that if
the flame burned until the vessel could be
no longer distinguished that the spirit loos
ing itself from the body before them, would
pass as tranquilly out of mortal sight. "So,"
said the eloquent little senator, "the dear
ones of our dead friend watched, through his
long illness, the flickering flame of his life
float down the river of time until it passed
out of mortal sight to burst, we trust, into
grand effulgence on the ocean of eternity."
HOUSE.—Debate was resumed on the bill
to reduce internal revenue taxation. Mr.
Hewitt of New Yoik made a vigorous
speech in opposition to the bill, and Mr.
Bunnell also spoke against the measure.
Speeches eulogizing the late Representative
Allen were made. Interest in to-day's pro
ceedings were entered on Alexander H.
Stephens of Georgia, who wheeled his in
valid chair into the area facing the speaker
and in a weak voice signified his approba
tion of the bill reducing taxation. He even
went farther and favored a total abolition
of revenue taxes, including those on whisky
and thbacco, on the ground that it was in
the interest of the poor man to remove the
embargo on the necessaries of life.
A a in Statistics of he Iow a Dis
The editor of the Des Moines Register is
sues an appeal for contributions in aid of
the sufferers which contain some appalling
statistics of the disaster. The number of
dead now reported reaches sixty-nine and of
wounded 500, many of these grievously hurt.
Three hundred homes were ruined, and
1,500 people are without shelter. The loss
of property is $400,000 in Grinnel alone, and
between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000 in the
whole afflicted region. It ts estimated that it
will take $100,000 to provide proper relie
and care for the wounded, and at least $1
000,000 to provide the humblest temporary
shelter for the houseless poor. Contribu
tions to be sent to Hon. J. B. Grinnell, at
Grinncll. In Mr. Clarkson's account of the
disaster is the following: The fury and
power of the calamity were as indescribable
in their mightiness of strength as their havoc
and power were cruel and complete. Many
people were bereft of their houses, not a
splinter, not a shred of furniture as large as
a skein of silk remaining, and hundred?
have no clothing left except the night clothes
they had on.
Little children, both of whose parents were
killed, were left maimed and wounded them
selves. Every condition of woe exists that
most tenderly appeals to the pity of the hu
man heart—wounds inflicted by* the debris
that filled the air like chaos by the electric
balls of fire that seemed to traverse every
inch of space, and that exploded with fear
fully fatal effect. The fury of the storm,
which was clearly of electric origin, and
which, indeed, may be described as bavins
been electricity itself precipitated into chaos)
may be understood from the statement that
at various places it took up its great spi
rals or funnels housas 1,000 feet high, and
took up and carried through the air large
flocks of cattle for thousands
of feet and dashed them down
dead] in heaps. Many thousands ol
cattle, horses, hogs and other animals now
lie in the track of the tornado, and adding,
in the hot weather, the horror of putrefac
tion to the fonl and pervading odors that
are being sent off by the millions of tons of
drying matter left in the track of the torna
do. The horrors of the storm are unspeaka
ble. The cruelties it inflicts in the pitiless
woe of its coming in the night when the
dead were not known and the wounded
couldn't be found. The piteous state in
which it has left hundreds of families before
prosperous may be described in words, but
once Known to" generous hearts must com*
niand the' instant sympathy of the liberal
and immediate help.
GREAT EXTENT OF THE STORM.
Additional reports received show that the
distance traveled by it is much greater than
was first supposed. From parties who came
from the western part of the state it is
learned that the tornado clouds were first
seen near Jefferson, Greene county, which is
nearly in the center of the west half of the
state, and ninety miles west of
Grinnell. The clouds seemed to
combine in the whirl near
that place about half past seven oclock and
the tornado then started eastward in its
work of destruction. It passed south of the
Chicago & Northwestern railway, running
parallel with that line as far as Marshal
county, where it apparently made a curve
and started towards Grinncll. At Ogden,
fifteen miles cast of Jefferson, it was seen
passing through the air, but no damage is
reported until it reached a point south of
Nevada, where two oV three people were
killed. It passed through the northwest
part of Jasper county, dealing, death to sev
eral persons and destruction to consider
able farm property, and then passed east
ward toward Kelly, the point named as where
the tornado was first. Then it ravaged the
ninety miles of territory, striking Grinnell,
Malcom and Irish Ridge, fourteen miles
southeast of Brooklyn on the Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific road. There have been no
reports up to this time that would indicate
much damage done between that point and
its last place of striking, which seems to have
been at or in the vincinity of Mount Pleasant,
Henry county. This makes a distant of fully
200 miles, and aa the moving mass of black,
green and at times purple clouds in funnel
shape with the small end downward, was
first seen at 7:30 p. m. and last seen about 11
o'clock the same night, the tornado probably
traveled at the rate of fifty-five miles per
Writ of a as Corpu Denied—Ho
it a Abou it.
In the case of the application of Mr,
Charles H. Reed, the counsel for Guiteau,
for a writ of habeas corpus, made to Mr.
Justice Brady of the United States supreme
court, the latter filed a decision with the
clerk of the United States supreme court
Monday morning, denying the writ on
the ground that the trial of Guiteau was
Dr. Rush of Chicago accompanied Charles
H. Reed to the jail to inform Guiteau that
Justice Bradley had denied the application
for a writ of habeas corpus in his case.
Being a medical man of fine record in his
profession as an army surgeon, although not
in practice for sonic years, vom* eorresiond
cnt inquired of hi in as to his observations
upon the man when he received tne
news and its effects. Said Dr. Rush: '•Reed
went in his cavalry-like way, and shaking
hands, said in his cheery, brisk tones:
Well, the judge has gone against us and
here it is, and took from his pocket a note
he had received from the judge announcing
his adverse decision. 1 looked at him
sharply. I could see an instantaneous re
laxation of the nerves, a quickening of the
heart beat and respiration. He dropjcd the
letter which Rood handed him, and then
there was a tremendous struggle to gain
self-control and not betray his feelings. By
the time he had picked up and opened the
letter he was himself again, and stood there
and read it with all the nonchaiancc of ail
as though he were standing in the presence
of 50,000 spectators and deporting himself
for effect. He then became excited and said
if this were done war would come to this
country. He then turned to Reed, and I
moved to one side, and I could hear him
urge that he must not forget the inspiration
The following appropriations for rivers
and harbors in the northwest arc in the bill
as passed by the house:
Upper Mississippi, operating snag
Mississippi river, above the Falls of
St. Anthony, Minn., continuing
Mississippi river from St. Paul to Des
Moines rapids, Minnesota, Iowa,
111. and Wisconsin, continuing im
To be expended in improving the
channel and banks of the river on
the west side thereof at St. Paul....
Des Moines rapids, Mississippi river,
Iowa and Illinois, continuing im
Missouri river, from its mouth to
Sioux City, la
Missouri river, from Sioux City to
Fort Ben ton
Survey of the Missouri river from
its mouth to Fort Benton, M. T.,
continuing the survey
Yellowstone river, Montana and Da
kota, continuing improvement
Red River of the North, Minnesota
and Dakota, continuing improve
Constructing dam at Goose Rapids,
Red River of the North, Minnesota
and Dakota, continuing construc
tion of locks and dam
St. Anthony's Falls, Minn., continu
Improving harbor at Duluth, Minn..
Improving harbor at Grand Marais,
nn., couth uing improvement...
Chippewa river, "Wisconsin, continu
Provided, that nothing shall be done, nor
shall any improvement be made which shall
directly or indirectly prevent the free navi
gation of the Red river hereafter by steam
boats or other water craft for the floating
of loose logs or other rafts of lumber or
logs upon or down the same, or which
shall directly or indirectly prevent the
use of any slough, arm or branch of the
Red river as heretofore, for the holding,
assorting or rafting of logs therein. The
secretary of war is directed at his discre
tion, to cause examinations or surveys or
both, and estimate of cost of improve
ments proier to be made at the source of
the Minnesota river near the foot of Big
Stone lake, with a view of its being added
to the reservoir system of the Mississippi
river and its tributaries.
A Million in Massachusetts
A fire broke out shortly after 7 Thursday
in the storehouse of the Pacific mills, at
Lawrence, Mass., within forty-two feet of the
main Pacific mill and adjoining it in the
rear. The storehouse building is brick, with
stone basement, three stories high, 300x50.
In the basement were stored madder dyes,
chemicals and cotton cloth in process of
manufacture. The next floor has been used
for a supply office, and here also were stored
chemicals used in dying. The two upper
lloors were used for storeage and sorting
wool, and on these lloors yesterday were
200,000 pounds of wool ready for sorting,
beside nearly 100.000 pounds already sorted.
The fire had gained considerable headway
when discovered aid before the flames were
got under control the entire building was
gutted. The loss on storehouse and stock
will exceed $1,000,000 insured for about
three-fourths in Boston offices.
A Vermont Freight Clerk Tells a
Cock-and-ttull Story to Steal
liurlington Dispatch to the Boston Herald.
Early this morning a report came that
Henry Douglass, clerk in the Centra]
Vermont freight office at Essex junction,
had been knocked down by two men as
he was preparing to close the office the
other night and robbed of $300. His
story was that one of the men struck him
so violently that he was knocked sense
less, and when he came to, an hour ami
a half later, he found himself tied hand
and foot and the money gojic. then
went'to the telegraph office and notified
the operator, and word was passed all
along the line and all trains searched for
the two robbers. The circumstances
were so# suspicious and Douglass' stories
so conflicting that there was some doubt
expressed, and on investigation it was
found that the wound on Douglass' head
was not of such character as would knock
a man senseless, and on being closely
pressed he confessed that his story was
merely an attempt to defraud the rail
road of$500. All the money was recov
ered except about $75, which Douglass is
trying to make up. Douglass' accounts
are now being examined. He has been
connected with the road for five or six
years, but until lately has been switch
man only. is about forty years.of
age. No criminal proceedings have been
commenced, and, singularly enough,
Douglass, who was chief cleric, is still in
charge of the office.
In the last few weeks of the war, says
the Wall Street News, a confederate,
serving under Lee, wrote home to his
father in North Carolina that he was al
most barefooted, and completely dis
couraged. As soon as the old man re
ceived the letter he mounted his mule,
and sat off at a gallop, but was soon halt
ed by an acquaintance, who called Out:
"Hello! has there been another fight?"
Not as I've heard of but I've got a letter
from Cyrus." "What does Cyrus sav?"
"He's out o' butes, an' clean discour
aged." "And whe're ye going?" "Down
to Abner Smith's, to borrow seven hun
dred thousand dollars, to send
Cyrus to get a cheap pair
of shoes, and we're going to write
him along letter, and send him a box o'
pills, and tell him to hang on to the last
for if Cyrus gets low-spirited, and be
gins to let go, the infernal Yanks will be
riding over us afore we kin back a mule
outen the barn." "That's so. that's so!"
nodded the other. "I kin let ye have
the mousy myselfIB wellaanoj. I was
HOMES IN THE WEST.
Persona looking Westward forhomes
can procure full information concern
ing the GABDSKT SPOT of IOWA and
Minnesota, by subscribing for the
Worthington ADVANCE, published at
Worthington, Minnesota. Send12 for
one year, SI for six months, and 50
sents for three months, to ADVANCE.
Worthington. Nobles Co., Minnesota.
a savin up to bny three plugs o'tobacker
and a box o* matches all to once, bat the
army mustn't go barefoot when it onlv
takes a puny seven or eight hundred
thousand dollars to buy a purty good
pair o' shoes. Go home and git a cart,
and I'll have the money all tied up for
The father of Hon. Levi P. Morton was
one of the old-time, hard thinking Ne
England clergymen. His salary was
only $600 a year, but on that he man
aged to give each of his six children a
Willard W. Poland of Munice, Ind., is
posted as having eloped with Mrs. Jame«
Pixley and Miss Mary Warner. The cir
cular offering $300 reward for their dis
covery says "the parties have alwavs
moved in the best society, attending
church and Sunday-school regularly, and
will be likely to keep up the same ap
Mrs. Clark a sister of Edwin Booth, in
her work, lately published, "The Elder
and the Younger Booth," tells an inci
dent in the life of her father, which
gains interest from the facts that it isun
doubtely true. While on a trip South,
on the steamer Neptune, Mr. Booth
(J. B.) had one of his fits of depression,
and finally jumped overboard. Tom
Flynn, the actor, who accompanied Booth
on the voyage, took a small boat, in
company with others, and finally suc
ceeded in rescuing the would-be suicide.
Almost the first words uttered by Booth
after they drew him in Mere: "I say,
Tom, look out! You're a heavy man bo
steady if the boat upsets we'll all be
A Grand old specimen of humanity is
the Honorable Isaac Holden, of the Brit
ish house of commons. is seventy
five years of age, yet is a splended exam
ple of physical and mental vigor. He
has but recently completed for himself
a palace costing half a million dollar?,
and at a feast given upon his seventy
fifth birthday, last week, each of his
half-dozen daughters found in their
napkins a check for $250,000
New York Herald: "Bishop Foss
(Methodist), who has just come out ahead
in a severe light of erysipelas, is one of
the finest specimens of physical man
hood in America. Tall, broad-should
ered, deep-chested, he has a complex
ion as fair as a woman's, and a blue eve
us clear as can be found in the moun
tains or on the prairies. has always
believed that no honest man can have
too much of Gospel, roast beef, conscience
and pure air. and has by his personal life
proved the soundness of his theories.
Here is a new "Boston notion," and
one worthy of all commendation. Jor
dan, Marsh A Co., the largest dry goods
firm in Boston, have generously resolved
to give eleven of their employes a vaca
tion, and pay their expenses of a trip to
Europe, tuo fortunate ones being drawn
for by lot. To the eleven, for others,
who have served the firm continuous!v
for twenty years, are to be added, tho
whole party, including the wives of some
of the gentleman, numbering twenty
Galignani tells a good 6tory at the ex
pense of a very wealthy American who,
coming to the conclusion that he needed
a coat ol arms, ordered one. The per
son to whom he gave the order was a
wag a suggested as a motto the words,
"Semper nobilis omnibus benignus,"
which he translated freely, "Alwavs no
ble and kind to everybody." His patron
was pleased with it and ac
quiesced readily to the
suggestion that on his coat of arms the
motto should be represented by the
initials of the words, as the "Senatus
of populus que Romans" of the Roman
Republic was represented on its banners
by the initials S. Q. R. And it was
some time before the wealthy man dis
covered that the beautiful stationery on
which he and his family were writing
their many epistles really bore the cap
tion of S, N 6 B.
A Case of Somnambulism.
From the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Shortly before 1 o'clock this morning
turn-key John Miller of Ninth street sta
tion, had occasion to go around on Cen
tral avenue, when he beheld a woman,
clad only in her night clothes and bare
footed, walking along on the pavement
between Eighth and Ninth streets. He
summoned Sergeant Rittwegcr, who ran
out and caught the lady by the arm,
when she cried out: "Oh! where am I?
who are you?" She had been asleep, and
the approach of the officerawakened her.
Sergeant Rittweger led the lady, who was
in a bewildered condition, to the station
house. He saw that she was a somnam
bulist, and thought the best thing to do
was to take ber in the cell room and
then inform her folks. This was done,
and the lady with whom the somnam
bulist boards, on West Seventh street,
was sent for, and ram* with her clothes
and took her home. It is a singular fact
that the lady got up in her steep, un
locked the door of her room, walked
dowu two flights of stairs, then unlocked
the front door and went out onthe street
and walked at least half a mile before
found by the officer. Her toes and ankle*
were covered with mud. She had been
ill for a few days past, and last night her
physician gave her some quinine, and she
retired at 10 o'clock, and was not heard
from again by the folks in the house un
til they were aroused by the officer this
morning. She is a married lady, and at
present her husband is out of the city on
A Western Obituary.
From the Laramie Boomerang.
Night before last, without a word of
warning, Calamity Pease, aged 13 years,
passed into the realm of the beyond.
Calamity will be remembered by our
citizens as the almost constant compan
ion of Judge Pease, the editor of our
evening contemporary. We noticed
vesterday that he did notcall us a putrid
liar, as has been his wont, and we knew
that something was wrong. Later we
found the following breif tribute to the
"Mr. Pease's little dog, Calamity, died
last night, probably from old age, as it
was between 13 and 14years old, and ha*
been in the family from the time of its
While we bow to the inevitable de
cree which has robbed us of Calamity,
we should remember that qnr loss is his
(or hers, as the case may be,) eternal
gain. Calamity is no more. He (orshe,
as the case may be.) will not meet us on
the sidewalk, and let as fall over him
(or her, as the esse may be,) as was the
case heretofore. Judge Pease is now
left with only one large dog and his fam«
ily. The day may soon come when he
will have no one to lore but his family.
The big dog who lies in front of tte
Times door and eats the remainsof dead
animals, and socially throws everybodv
down who tries to get in the door, will
soon pass away, and the judge will be
left with no joy put the blessed rest and
mental relaxation of writing his deep,
abstruse and harmless editorials.
Jefferson Davis is expected to pass a
part of July at a North Carolina summer
resort, ana the fact is being advertised
to induce his "old Confederate com
rades" to patronize the hotel at which
he will stay.