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The Outlook for Wheat. The Michigan crop report for March em todies return from I.P.V1 correspondent, representing 75 town-hips ; 0 'J are from ill townships in the southern four tier of counties, and 1 i front F. townships in the central counties. In answer to the que tion 'Has tho ground been well covered with snow during lebruaryF ITS corres pondent in the southern four tier answer 'yes,' and V no' ; h'. correspond ont.s in the reittrul counties answer 'yes,' and 'no'; and In i correspondents in t lit in rthei n counties answer 'yes' and none 'no.' In th' southern counties 4i corro Jtondents report wheat injured during Feb ruary an 1 report it not inj ured ; in the central counties ;.r, report it in tired and 1' not in tned. and in the northern counties 'J report it injured an I 1 4 not miiired. The temperature an 1 rainfall during I-eh ruary were loth h-low normal, in the out hern four tier the imiiii I ha been j radically Pure of snow since about tic middle of February, and a -ucces-ioti oi freeze and thaws is undoubtedly dumag in;; the w heat. Keports have been rec ive 1 of the iuan tity of wheat marketed t.y farmer- during the month ot I'.-hruary at . elevators and mills. t)t th"--, ;:; are in th" .south ern lour tier-, wtin It is er ent . an 1 ,V'i are in the tilth and sixth tiers ot conn tie, which is ' I per cent, of the whole it it in er in these sections, respect ively . The d"luctio:i i- that som-where near l,ri.'.'.it.i) l s. I.e.;,!.., wh it is iuM'isvirv for tli.Mr own u -ed-i, remain in the hands of the farmers MiHn;ri. t he place 1 Upon the market 'aP-r. .gT. u!ts;r i Cnllcgv I'.tillctin. The proee,. lins of tii - Forestry cm -vention, wiin-li wis hell ri January in (iran 1 11 am Is tin 1 r t he an spin s of the Mate forestry uuinission. have I een published us h.ihetiu No. M of t'.to depart inent of botany ami forestry. A great many valuable papers are given an 1 these will be of value n t only to tin- lumher inen merely, hut to every farmer who hi- a wood lot or has r ision t et 1 fees Anions the writers nv (.'. W. ! arti-dd. F. W. Ihi'-her, 1.. ;'. W.atkins. I'rofs. Ileal. 1 at !e v, itt.o.-;,..., Kedie, 15. 11. t 1 St a'es t : ii i n i -i . . n ! tie 1 i V"l p. I r t . .or iy" is thet title of -1 1 , gi v 1114 a coieis r I'av it contains an i U tiit oj of "o:i nee'.. -uf. an ' v ii ! -. and it di il t an 1 program. t" i t -r- of th ' iran 1 l-'em w. t he ' ' t of I orest rv. I '.'i 'Units tor A hul etin No. :: history of Art art ide hv 1 r ;. urging ci.-e a o coiita.ns i reparvl : v 1 1 Kapi Is M'hn ls. schools of t u sr ll the mi ' -es s:r.t i! t t e. for adoption by till of tll- I 1 1 1 t i 1 1 are adopted rt"0- lav may ! o- interest to the srhoo! c.n.dreu a i I of t ut ure value to the state. T!ic l'h iii''i C;t ix:i:i. PeteOtive I'.ullafd of J.a"oi re 'I'ived a clipping a few days a tro.-u the deve land Herald, saving tint John 1'oster. alias Yule, arrest"! at li r-.n, V. claimed to have had a partner who fo'.!ovedPolly from l'ennyslvuui.i to th" Clou h"tise, and helped murder th" family. I'eteetive !ul lard says that I'o-ter is eveh:it!y lyini liut was here lef. .re t!c i u u r ! r :ui l is a had man, an 1 r d.aMy was one of t he men who shot Iie'eetive ll.alen 1'rown near Horton some we.-;.;s !t!ter the murder. The detective says i o;. r is one ot the men en aed in the "-iv it c,.ns.iracyM to et the f iO.'t'O rewnr I. Am 1Io;i- y Man liu JudeJ.am s l'.i tmau Johnon died at his lumie in Nih-s on th" IMhinst.. aed J vears. 'l ie- dee-a" 1 was Lorn at Al stea l, N. H.. lee. ''. lv '", and removed to V hlte l'i'eon iti uctoher, 1-:;.;. .-coinin Kuhseu'i. ntly t.e of the old time, distin gui.shed citizen- of this state. He served as a recent oi the uniwrity .and a rejul lican presidential e e. tor. and sas a past grand master of Masons. WOLVF.IMNK WIIISi'KUI.NdJS. Tho hti-in"-s nieii of Mid lieton have jt" pente 1 to th" T. s. ,v M. K. K. l.hMxioi ft. of land adjoining the tra?!;, to he use 1 for shipping j.'irpo-es. The secretary of th" interior, in the matter of th" clai in "f t he ,I.ael;soii I. an Mil;; railroad comp my to certain lands ,n Michigan al-out '.JMa-re- in tin' ,i,vr 'ate!, tins d-nie 1 tii" motion tiled hy the company for review of th" decision of the department render- ! Fel.ruury '.''i. adverse to the c imp my. 'i h" secretary, in dmi yin th motion, decides that the act of M irch '!, T authoriitu' a partia' cliaii'e of h"-at ion of tl e ro i l, did not in any manner alter or enlarge tic ipiality or terms , th" 'rant uvious!y made, lie also holds th it th" re-ervatiou made ly the president in ivYi tor Indian j'tir poses operat'-d to e.v -ept the land in Ues tion from the r t.lro.a 1 rant. and they are now open for en' ry under the settlement law. A million white 11 dt are hatched daily at the Michigan ::-h hat de-ry in I"troit. Tliomas N -rthev was kilh-l .y a fall of earth in the r,.ve an 1 mine at I-hpemin the otlu-r morning. Coal has l.eeii diseoverel iti two places in Calhoun county. Kei.resentative !' h -r has s -cure I a favorahle report on tm li City public huiiiinn hi". w.t: the appropriation placed at i J " '.U'to. Arthur C-e, a j rom'nent Mason and an oil j done r ;f na.ve" county, is i e a 1 . W. II. fi'.h"itof Manton, was shot and fatally wo in h-d, w.ide exploring in Northern M .nn"-o I a. II. la!.e .1 of i "iidid i", recently receive 1 a letter, tie ni'ssion of w hich j, r, hunt up ail th- im niti.-rs ..f th" lulell family in America. The letter has heen travel iti4 since c'o! er mi l hears addenda from over 4 r-ons. I he inewnjr has alre.ily I ("ii a l ov -r the I 'nit"d States and has only completed about half its work. Th" Michi :nn Central refuses to handle any more freight wliwli would have to bo transmitted over the C., t'v f'. lines we-t of ( hica ). Dr. .1. T. I in- let of Nash villa has been held for trial in th" circuit court on the charge of r ive rot',i t.r. Mrs. I.u red i Vmm:- of lirideport uos 1-uai' 1 tariner, a wealthy lumberman. , for ?l vti damage whnli h claims to ha vj su-t ai ne i I hrotili beiu run over by his cutter in I'el ru irv. Mahoney, the lumberman w ho kilh'd his foreman in Sand's camp near ( 1 ray 1 in lieen held tor trial at the May term of court. Medal V. Mil'er, a firmer living nar Huron, Dakota, was arrest-1 in JWroit recfntly, charge 1 with swindling tlio Un ion bank of Huron out of ti mi. It ha been decided to make n display fignal station t Mackinaw City and a full mgnal etation at Sault Ste. Marie. I'd ward i'restou, one of th men who "held up" dipt. Ho t in I etroit some week ao, ha boeu nentenced to ii year ill Jackoon. The tate republican league lia issued a call for township or -;ani.atlon through out the frtate, and head uarters, until further notice, havo been tlxed at the Michigan club, 'M I 'ort street w est, Detroit. The county clubs liavo been reipiestml to ecle! rate the l ourth of July in a patriotic manner. Samuel l Strong w is arrested in Mon tague the other ,iy on a reuisltion from th" eovornor of Nebraska. Ho is charge I with fraudulently disposing of mortgaged chattels, nn 1 will be turned over to Ne hr.iska olllcials, who will take him to that state for trial. Hills lale will toon havo a pontal deliv ery system with four carriers. H. II. Cilhert went to bed in the American House at Kalamazoo with Irving Wyman. When he awol.e m tho morning f In.) and Wyman were pnw. eCapt. Jas. A. Stevens of Ihooklyn, N. V., who was playing with tin Inez IVriero theatre troupe, died su l lenly in his room, at the hotel m i?e,ljng t h other night. His death is thought to bo tho result of an old wound. Corunn i an ! Owosso are to bo united by an electric railro.a !, Oregon Hamilton, of Newavgo, charged w ith whipping his l'.i-month old daughter 'o denth, has been convicted of murder in the second degree. Ceorge. McCarty, who fhot A. J. Car penter m a -n'noii in Hattl" Creek some weeks ago, his been ncpiitted. The sliooting was clearly acci lontal, but was the result of gross carelessness during a drunken spree. The two were railroad men and great friends. They had been at a dance, and in th" morning were in a saloon, when McCarty playfully pointed Ins rev olver at Carpenter an I it was .lis charged, killing him instantly. The government 1ms granted permission to the state troops to us. the government ( eld "ii Mackinac Island at the next en c.ampinciit, provide.! the state repair al! larnage that m iy be done t? tho fences in 1 groun 1 . Th" l.i,in-A, ni n of Col 1 water havo or gauio 1 for the purpo-e of booming the town. 1'rof. Cook of tli" agricultural colleg. is very ill. A Louisville, Ky.. bank, which has been oblige. 1 to foreclose upon a lot of seven ve.ais old whsky. has caught on to tin ondition of things in Michigin. an 1 is writing to the bankers in the dry counties o;li ring th" dquor for sale by the gallon. A Jackson military company will con test at the Indianapolis competitive drill. Louis Alono, Is years o;d, living near the corner of Franklin and Hi vntd streets. I'etroif, was stealing a ride on a Lake Shore freight train tic other afternoon . The JetTVrann avenue ,r, lg - bru-hed him otr the train b-tween th - nir.. He fell under the wlcels and w i lit. o-illy cut t pieces. Hartley I5re"ti has allow I on.-third of tho time tixed by law t el ips,. without giving uotiee tu.it he w,!i cont--t Mr. seyinour's seat. W. L. Waters of I'ti.-1. Mi -'i.. ha I u transferred from th a : i -n t ura ' bureau to the posto.lic,. ,l,.p u t .i if. nn 1 r John J. Fnright. Sai 1 t hat t h" I i ale p'.o .v wo.ks will re main at Albion, Mrs. Ly li i Fairman, for over 0 i years a resident of Wayne, j, - , !. Tin-senate pent an aiternoon recently in li-teniiu X. eni gie- ot tic- I ite Here sciit.ative Moil.it. C. 15. Ccdlingw o l, a gial iate of the agricultural college, c! is- of V., h is been appointed Hnt.int cle-m.-t at tiieagncul ttiral experimental station in Arkansas. Andrew.!. 15,uckbird. an i.d at; -hief at Harbor Springs, has writ t. n a history of the Ottawa an I ( hipi" a t riles. He is a son of tin- fmoii-lml an Hl n khawk an 1 thirty years ago he was a student at the Normal school at Yp-ilanti. His work al-o includes the language of the tribe. Albert Chandler, tii oldest business man of Cold water, has disposed of his business to younger nn-n. Louis Cinppy, a farmer of Heaver township. Fay county, w as struck by a tailing trie and instantly killed. His little -on who was stall ling near was fatally i.ijure.I. The new experiun -nta! station at the ag rieu tural college will bring into servi -e a number of the younger graduates at stnalj salaries mid. giving them a good training, w ill send them torth better prepared for such positions than they could otherwise be. All tramps found in Lapeer this spring will bo ma ie to clean the gutters and work on the -treet. '1 he btisiue-s men of Marquette are ar ranging for some factories. Florence 1'ultner of Muskegon nitl W, II. Dre-key for C.o m, hecuisy he called her a thief. 'J he jury gave her $.V). Keeper O. C. Coleman of the stat" prison, was fearfully poun led by Wm i lake, a Detroit burglar, becaus" Coleman ordered him to attend to his work better, '1 ho other convicts pul el K.ake o;T or he would have killed Coleman. John Cregg of Stanton, -ts eight years in .la k-t n for criminal assault. Streams about New aygo havo received l'.OM jourig trout mid Mii more wi.l soon le planted. Deputy (Same Wnrden A. 1. t all ol l.i.keview plante! ,0. 0) speckled trout in Tamarack creek near that town. Michigan state trotting horso breeder' association hive deci.led to hold their races along w.th tho-e of the Jatk-on cir cult, at Jackson in July. The Hon. F. M. 1 '"gg of I.nn-ing, wil deliver a series of lectures through Arenac county under the mmpiec of the knights o; lalx-r of Stan li-h Charles II. I'ratt. d 'put y I'nite l State marshal an I e li ri 1" of Kinin.t county. has recive 1 n opo: -i in mi t as wei;herof ma'il n tirand Lapi 1- A; Indiana riad. A steam turning fact ory is t be erected in l eto-k -v this spring. Faucets, me is ures, butt r stamps, etc., will b.; turned out. Mate I lame Warden William Alden Smith of (irand Kapi Is, has part c llnrlv intructel his ileputi'- to took out for persons violating gain" law relative to killing woodcock, partridge milled groue. wild duck, wild goo-e, snipe or other water fowl from Jan. 1 to Sept. I, penalty being "0 fine or thirty davs' imprison tnent. Law further prohil its jpearing of any iish in Michigan water except great lakes and Saginaw bay. during March June inclusive; penalty f Kxlor thirty days. Randall McDonald, a nclioo! teaihr wm run t.ysr and kille I by tin car neur U e I. tike the other niuht. He was n toxicated and had laid down hear tin track. Claire Falls, the 11 year-old son of a piomni'Mit business mmi of Teeumseb. whi e at homo in company with several I Mnall boya of his own age pointed a ro I volvor, wld -h he supposed was not loaded, at his head. He had hh hat on, and lay ing he would xhoot it, pullo I the tr!ggr. An explosion fod 'Wed and Claire dropped dead, shot through the temple. Hi par outs were not homo at the time. Ferdinand ."-ope on" of the proprietor of the Mi higau Journal and Herold of De troit attem i ted to get on a mo Viiig train m (iran I Kapi. is tho other day. He missed his foiling, vv.i thrown under thu wheels mid crushed to death. Ti e union la! or pirty will meet in Lan sing on the ,'tli of May. A company has been formed in Cadillac for the manufacture of patent oil cans. Woodford, th" colored man who was i aught in an attempt to burglarize the fema'e seminary in b'a!amaoo, lias been sentenced to three ear in J.iekon. Michigan nn-n havj purchased 'J'.n.OiM acres of pmo in Mississippi in the past six month-. Hasting talks about bonding itself for 10.0 0 to ae ure tho Lowell & Hastings railroad. Kvery state and territory in the 1'n'on is represented among the students at tln university of Miciugati, while in addition are .students trom Ontario. Japan. Film land, New i'.runswick. Nov i Scotia, Sun wicli Isl.an Is Italy, Turkey, Co-tu Kici. ouebec, Kussi.t fscoi'nnl and l int d States of ( 'olomi i t. A number of F. V 1". M. conductors have been s. unmanly l oun"e I "for cau-e." Other decapitations, it is rumored, will fo.low. Tne crop bullet n for w it en ling March IT, states wheat and clover to be in lire ! in southern counties, gives nvr" favora ble report in cent ru! counties and in north ern says wh- it is uninjured. lb-cent disputes about the boon 1 try line between Mi liigan and Canada at the Nebish rapids, m M. Mary's river, ( au ed secretary of sta'e Msniun t address th" secretary of state at Wu-hmgton nking lor a map showing this boun lary line. The secretary of state in onus Mr. O-mun that no map hid ever been published which showed tin location of this line and all the islands in the vicinity of theN'M'ish rapi Is. Deputy secretary of state F.gan. together with a draughtsman, have gone i to Washington for the ; urposo of making ! accurate cpies of tlies original maps which Secretary Ka ard says are in a sad iy dilapidated condition. Wmle there they wi l trace the exa-t boundary line from the mouth ot the Detroit river to the ; mouth of h" Montreal. r-tlov Seelv of Mor-nci, Ienawot Co. w ho i- t he w idow of Jonathan 8 -ely, a i f in uti onary so l.er who served in th" Vermont volunteer, has app'.iel for a p. ns.i n as a re . olu ; i mar v w widow, she is now to a id was u u ried to Se 1 ." in 11'.. when he wa .ui I iu wis years o d. ihere are two revolutionary widows no w drawing p n!on. ,n 1 i -1 1 1 .t ri i Mrs roy A d' ich o. ingham, an 1 Mrs. Olive Morton of Tuscola county. Senator Fainter, in his report to accom pany the p "uro-pneumonia bill, ayn that eon'tigiotl- cattie 'liseas"s. est ecially , pleuro-pneumonia, have n it only caued a lire.-t loss to t e country of 0',ai, nit their interference with inter-state ' ontiiierco and the restrictions they have brought upon our exj ort trade in live attle have occasioned the loss of many millions more. Tuberculosis among cattle an ! cholera anion.' -wine have also be come dangerous to our food supply. l'i to March 17 thirty-six Michigan (Untie-h ive voted on the ijiiestion of nil' option, and th irt y- fo ur of t hem have de.-lare I for prohibition and two ngainst it. Tho-e iigain-t it were Iosco and Wash tenaw. Tho-e i i favor of it are Antrim, ' ot-ego, I'.euie Lce'.anaw Iran i Traverse, Kalkaska, I-ab' ll-, deinse". Sliawassee, I'.aton, Ingliatn. Karrv, .Allegan, Van Hu- rt-n, i alhoun, ass St. Jos"p!i, l'.raii''h. Hillsdale. Cratiof, Osceola, Ttiscla, Char levoix. Lake. Ionia Lenawee. Livingston. New aygo, Clinton 15 rii -n Ivnmet, Jack son, Ma-on and )-cfda. Charles Hicw k of t i d an 1 has invented i b-vice for the instant coupling of hose. The state military board ha- oiliciully iecid ! in favor of holding the next en caiiipmeiit at Mackinaw islan !, and Gov. Luce endorse their a tion. !i:Ti:ir makkkts Wiiht, White - lied V, Col.V, j erbtl H I. " " : " lUiu.r.v 1 1" Mu.t ' I I MoT II Y Sff ! - ") ( ' i.i i" ii s i . i i ', per bag :i H" in i, per cwt.... I" ')) I'l.iu i; Michigan imtent... 4 .V) M ichigan roller. . . . 4 - M innesot a patent.. 4 Minnesota Icikers'. 4 J" M irhig in rye .'! "." Ituck wheat.per cwt - '-" Artps, tiew. per bid T" Itl-AN. picked si :) unpicked 1 M 15 IM S W i J i Ki TTI ll '-''- 'in i:-r, per lb 1- Duirn Ari't v, per ll Foe, per doz 1 i IhiNHY, per It) 17 Ib.fS per l' IUy, per ton. clover 7 im timothy 11 tm il S'i r.5 t"! nC i c i r.i (C .) ut -2 .v. (. : '.m M',' l Ik) Of 4 7.-. Ut 4 M (.' a l) (.i 4 .V) Ot H 75 (. i ot- : k) di 'J .V i t 'J ID :: 'Si l.-'i 15 1 of tM oi : o i oi r of : 7a or s"i M1T, per bu i-iiN, jer bbl PiTAIo-s, i.er bu Fiji l.TUY Chickens, per lb. ri o Vi n id it i.r I eese Turkey Duck per lb. 11 It Provisions -Mes. pork. ...II .". ) l amily IS :.) F x t r i men Peef 7 J " Lard 7 ( t b (V) 01 o) ii 7 .V) ot s C 2 " 4 Pre. -el hogs Peer . Hams 0 i'ti 11 11 l Slmnlders 7 r. I'.tcon 10 () T.iilow, per ii... ;i y) IIidi: fireen l it y per lb .. .' Country ."' y ireell t ' df , Cure I ii ' Saltel 1 T Sheep skois, wool,. f) 1 ) i.it; SH..K. Ci rn.r-Market weak, licT'C lower; 5 ."o ,i ,", .",. (.to. kers Bill feeder. J l' 11 .Vi; cows, bulls and mixed, f . i 'J.'i; Texas h d steers. :i . . .tl .o. Hoos Market strong, mixed, f lV.fl .r 4 heavy, $. '"' t " .Vi; light, (' u" e .". :!; skips. J i 4 i f i Sur.r.i' Market steady; natives, Jlf.tv.; western 1" " Texan. $C"; lamb. $ " 'J.'. (ti Sk 1 he I mver' Journal special cablegram from Loudon ijtiole demand for cattle Very wetk. I rices shad" lower. Pest American l'-ves, 1 .c per ll, esti mated dead weight. NEWS SUMMARY. Mr. Kllen Tupper, known a "the bee woman," and one of the foremost ento mologist of the world, died suddenly at Ll Paso, Texas, recently. She was widely known in the east and throughout Kurope. Henry Pergh, the founder and president of tho society for the prevention of cruel ty to nniniap, died in New Vork on the Uth illst. K. V. Thomas, jwistago due clerk In the Washington poto:lice, ha been arrested for theft. Suits are to bo brought to secure tho cancellation of patents issued on lumber culture entries in tin Humboldt, Cab, land district. The senate committee on territories has reported favorably an enabling act for the admission of North Dakota. Three inn were killed and several so verely injured in a col ision ue.ir Hunting ton, I'a., tho other morning. The Detour plow works at Dixon. III., were burned the other day. Los td.VyioO. Several tenement houses In New York were burned the other day. The inmates barely escaped sr i t Ii their lives. Tho house, committee on Indian afTnirs has completed the annual Indian appro priation bill. It appropriates -", l'.'Jp'gr.t, being $.".',,,, les- than the estimates. Tne fierce gale along the Atlantic coast on the 13th inst., drove 21 vessel ashore at Lewes, Del. Twenty-live lives ware Ost. A meeting of the resident members of the Chi i'si fraternity, whose chapters are located in many of th" prominent colleges of the country, was held in Washington recently and organized a Wa-hington alumni association, e'ecting Senator Palmer of Mici igin, pre-ident, and Cen. F. D. Sewall vice-president. Hon. Don M. Dickinson, post master-general, mem lrtr of the Chi p.si chapt -rat the univer sity of Michigan, win present at the meet ing. The annual convention of the fra ternity is to be hel l in Washington April 4, S and P.. Cyril P. Pene Hot, an old employe of the Adams express company in Washington has been sent"ii"e I to the penitentiary for three year an 1 a half for embezzle ment. Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey an I the District of Coin nihil were practically snowboun 1 for several days, as u result of the great storm of the l lth inst. An Indian outbreak in th" far north west is impending. A prematuro blast of dynamite, three miles from ltre ii"ii. Ca.. burie I four con victs beneath a huge pile of dirt, an 1 when exhumed three were found to be deal. The fourth i not expeete 1 to recover. Chairman Jones of th" republican ni tional committee decides that delegates to the national convention should be chosen in the same way that delegates for con gress are chosen. Five hundred American engineers, fl re men and hrnkeme'.i are want I to go to hina. and John Jones, who has been there three years, is now at Albany drinnm ng up recruits. l'.ngin rs are to get fJV) per month, firemen f 11 " an 1 br ikemen ll.."), if they guarantee to remain five years. Mis Illla Keats I'eay, a niece of the Fngli-h po.c John Keats, died in Louis ville. Ky., recently. Contributions to tho Iri-h national league are larger this spring than at any time before in many year. Crop reports from Ohio promise but 7 per cent of a wheat crop. Tho boiler in a saw mill at Purlington UF, exploded th other morning, and three men w t" ki.led. A pa-songer train jumped th" track at Newkirk, Fa., an I on" man was killed. North Amer.eari railroad superintend' cuts will meet in New Y'rk. April Memorial services in honor of ttie l ite Finperor Wil inn were held in Washing ton on the h'.th inst. Two hundred poun Is of powder explod ed in a warehouse, at (!ra-s Valley, Cab, the other morning. Several persons were killed. Construction trains n-ar Camden, S. ('., collide. 1 tho other morning, killing an en gineer and injuring several train hands. Th" hesrmin brothers, five in number, have been indicted at Ahiand, ()., for killing a constable. The Ku-keye buggy work at Columbus, ()., were destroyed by lire tlu other day, at a loss cf IlK'iM. J. P. Smith ' Son, wholesale glassware, and I'axtor Penton. commi-sion mer chants, Pittsburgh, w ere burne 1 out ; loss, t"JOO,lM. Three luen were killed near Purlington, Ind., the other day by the ex plosion of a boiler in a saw mill. In tho Miihiburg railroad county tax Judge Parr of Louisville, Ky., has decid ed that a writ should issue campelling Judge Coleman to make the necessary levy. '1 he amount involved is nearly "Vk). The bonds are held in many states, from Tennessee, to Michigan, and the fight against the payment has I teen in progress for ten years. It is believed a sett.ement by compromise will soon be I cached. A quantity of dynamite exploded in the heart of the city at Puluth. Minn., the other day. Many of the best buildings in the city were damaged. The coal operator- of the 1 ennylvnnia and Ohio districts have perfected an organization to govern the actions of shippers and operators in both states. The secretary of the treasury tells con gress that he is oppoed to Sherman's bill tor the investment of funds for the re iletnpt ion of national banknotes. Here jgard it as mi; racticablo, and ay that the only true metlu I of reducing the sur plus is to repeal the laws which cause the heavy accumulation. Judge (iresham has rendered a decision declaring that the intervention of th" court is not necessary to compel the Wabash roa l to carry freight for the C. K. iV. o. road. The decision i n victory for the Protherhood of Fngineers. Intelligence has b en received of tho drowning in the Skirna river, Alaska, on I ebru ary 'Ji, of I lev. Mr. Sheldon, Mr. It. Cunningham and two Indians. Further particular are not et obtainable, but it is thought that the Kev. Mr. Sheldon referred to is Kev. Shel Ion Ja kon, the noted Indian missionary, who is in charge of t It" Indian school of Alaska undr the direction of the government. The business portion of Prazil, Ind., v. a destroyed by fire on the 15th inst. Capt. Daniel W. Lock wood, who lia long been in charge of river aud harbor work on Lake Michigan ha been ordered to West Point a commanding oflieer of Co. P., engineer Patta'ion, tud instructor in practical military engineering. There are 2,0 ) idle coke operator in the vicinity of Scoltdale, Pa. The Hon. J. Tai bell, formerly first comp troller of the treasury department, died in Washington o; the leth inst. Negotiation are in progress between the Kovernniotits or the Unite 1 States, (reat Pritaiu and Canada with u view to necuring, by joint action, an early loca cation and de. imitation of the boundary between Alaska mi l ( un ids. Milwaukee P.ad a di-astrous lire on the b'ttb inst. The lo-s is rjr,,in, partly in surcd. Several firemen were serioudy injured by falling wall, and ono brave fellow was killed. An accident occurre 1 on the Mexican National inilroad near Haiti. In, mid six persons were kille 1 and over tjo in jured. An angry mob of fanners tarred an 1 feathered two Mormon eiders near Frier Kidge school-house, near Winchester, Ohio where the elder had been f ir some time rying to hold prosely ting meetings. After the ceremony the elder were chased to tin) Ohio river, which they crossed fo" safety. Fresident Cle eland and cabinet attend ed the memorial services in honor of Liu peror William. The low cr house of tho Ohio legislature has pas ed a bill making the Dow law liquor tax t4 '0 straight, one-tilth of which goes into tho state treasury. The state will re.-,. ive about if i;.o .i, leaving a sur Jus of about iH,iM i oy. r the appropria tions of the present year. There is hardly a doubt that the hi 1 will pass tho senate. Cov. Og est.y ,,f Illinois luis designed April 11 as 'Arbor Day'' in that state by ut otll mil proclamation. United States iniiii-ter Phelps is coming home from I nglan 1 next mouth for a two mouths' vacation. Over J,'hnj immigrants landed at Catle tiar.len on the Fit h inst. The roller mid company of Mandot). Dakota, shipped a car ot I of the best flour to bltzard -u lerers in the east. (btbriel Dumout jnvi'ns the Uatech" halt bree I, to e i.igrate :rr,m Manitoba to nkota, w here lie has secured a tract of land. t envcr his now an air lin to Fort Worth and thence through 'loxastoth tiulf of Mexico. Frace Pros., liiumlr. inen of Pittsburgh, are suing the K. of 1 . boycott for f i , dam ages. Cen. Adam I'.adeau wants f ;.,oo0 from ien. (limit's heirs for helping to prepare the latter' memoirs. F.x-tiov. Fairbank of Virginia Is dead. A snow plow pu-h d by four engine 'umped the track near f-har'.n. V Y., th--otln r day. Four persons were instantly killed, and -e vera, oth -rs serioiisi y in ur I Thousands of cattle, sh""p ai.d wino died in the recent -tornt in New Jersey. Kichard Pielly, a reporter on the New York Star, was frozen to death while in the discharge Of his duties. The supreme court of lliinoi, lias delared illegal the annexation of Hyde Park to i hie ig Mrs. Wm. Pulton, wife of a rag pi. ker. was burned to death with her 4 year-old laughter, in a tenement house lire at l'V:s South Clark street. Chicago. A dissolute fellow- who had been evicted because of iion-pnyment of rent is -uspected of hav ing set lire to the building. Kev. F. C. Holliday, one of tho oldest and I e-t kn w n Methodist mini-t,Ts in In diana, is dea '. F0IIKK!XKA(!TS. Ilussi.a's government ha-ordered all rail way scent-ring in Kre v to hold transport a tion facilities at the di-posal of the gov ernment. Tioop, me to be moved in large numbers to th Uulg iriati frontier a soon a- spring breaks. A Spanish republican conspiracy has been discovered at Valencia, and the lead ers have been arrested. 1 hom is Jones, a Michigan Central brakeinan, was instantly kille 1 rt St. Thomas the other m .ruing. The Pope has been seriously ill for some days, and grave tears are expressed that his recovery is extremely doubtful. Disa-trous flood-are reported in Austro Hungary. Humored that the 'anadi in government will publish a bla klis of American firms in the habit of entering dutiable goods under faUe pretenses, thus escaping the taxes. The Herman troops have taken tho oath of fl lelity to the new e-nporor. The late emperor's funeral occurred on Friday, the bith int.. with full state cere monies. Twelve persons were drowned by the breaking of a bridge in Ferliu on the loth. Sixteen persons were drowned off Pari March la, by the capsizing jt a pleasure boat. Prince O-car of Sweden, was married at I'.ourneniouth on the b'th inst.. to Miss F.bba Munck, his mother's mai l of honor. Mr. Clad-tono writes that the demand that ho publish the Irish proposals which he expect Liberals to support is a trap into which only the blindest mind could fall. A wedding party of slx'een person, re turning from church at Nensatz, Hungary, started to c ross the ice on the Danube in carriages. When half-wav across the ice gave way and the entire party was drown" 1. (Jen. Iloiilanger. in command of the war department of France, lias been relieved of his command for breach of discipline, in visiting Paris three times without per-mis-ion. If is rum .red that F.:nt-es. Augusta in tends to become a Catholic. Many vi lages in Hungary Live been destroyed t y Hoods. Lint emr Pre lerie c w ill send special en voys to all F.urope in sovereigns announc ing his ncees-bm to the throne. He hns alo ordered that his proclamation be publicly placarded throughout his empire. Senator Hypolite, father of President Carnot of France, is den !, age I S,". I'M 1nliit ion N;itiiiel Uonvciit'on. The date of the prohibition national convention at Indianapolis ha been changed from June ft to May :W). The former cover the dat of th democratic convention at St. Louis, and the change is made, the committee ays, because tel egraphic facilities nn 1 newspajer space could not be obtain 1 at that time. CONfiU TIONAL SUm-MA V. M'o ii 1 ', HfMi".-Mr. Hale cab I up the resolution otlere I hv him on the Fth of December for the appointment of a special commute to examine fully into the i. resent condition of the civil Kervieo in all branches of government. Mr. Coekrell o lered nit amendment to 'Xtn I the inoniry to the intai.c.s of pernicious partisan activitv of republican officials siiirM the executive order of President Hayes of June. 1-77, particularly in the president!.! election of P'J and hM. The amen In ent was defeated bv a strict party vote yeas, .'t; nays. and tha original r- -o u tion was adopted, 'ihe senate pro e to the consi leration of Mr. Peek' bid to pr. vi le for the retire ment of United states legal tender wnd national bank notes of small denomina tions and th" issue of coin certi'icates in lien of fold certiticntes. Mr. I'.ck ad dressed tin s. nste in favor of the bill and was fo"owel bv Mr. Sherman. 'Ihosen at ft ! muni' d without net ion. II ' -i. -.Mr. i ut h'"u of Mn-higati. from the committee on military afl'air-. report ed In i Is, for the erection fan army gun tuctory and to provi-b tor the public de ence.: e. ,mittee of th" whole. Mr. -prine. oi Illinois, from the comriiitte on tt rritor e. ."ported the omnibus bill for ti e admis-i n into th I nite I State of 1 'akota, Vo'itam. Wahitr;ton and New MevifV .lltlllttee of til" whole. MrJ llim'.cro' M;-is -ip pi. from the commute on military e'l -ir reporte I back tho .rosvenor resolution dire ting that rom mitfee to in itnre whether any unotlicial matter h. .d b. etl incorporated in the re bellion records ; n lopfe !. The remainder of the dav was consumed in the consider ation o the bill a'lotting binds jn several- y to th-- l nited states Peoria and Miami eli.-iii. whi. h was tlnallj' passed, and tho house a l iouriied. l c. ti 1 1. s,'; rc --Mr. brown of Heorgb. called uptli" resolution otlere 1 by him 'ast January declaring it the imperativo dii'v of nnii'i't.s to re"'al the internal revenue laws at the ear iest day practica ble, and proceeded to address the striate 'U advocacy of if. On tho conclusion of Mr. I'.row n's ad lre- the senate proceeded to the consideration of th" undervaluation bill. 'n motion of Mr. AUi-on an addition al section was iu-t rte 1 authorizing ener al appraiser to cui I ..'urn th m and e X irn ii- under oatii. an v owner, importer, igeut, consignee, or ot h"i i ersons touch ing importations arid ti require the pro- 1 ii t ion of Ie' ters, paper, etc. On motion of Mr. Clluom the se.i.ate ti ll to regulate telegraph service wa referred to the com mittee on inter state commerce. Ihe c. Mr. Carlisle took hi seat in tho ou to-dav for the first time in two week an I was erected with applause, dr. o'Farrell of Virginia submitted the report of the committee on elections in the I linoi conte-ted election case of Worthnigton vs. po-f. Calendar. I ho morning hour was consumed in further discu-sion of th" district rinlitia bill, w hich w.-nt over without a"tiori. The senate b 11 r xing the charge for passpo fs ntflwas al ed up an I passed. A private pill re terr ng to the court of claim the claim of Hannah J. Jone. occasioned corisiderali'.o discussion. The f mm i for the value of some cotton tmrchased in Mobile by I'.man-u-l Jone. a lint iii .ub.ect, with confed erate money. !t Apri. 1 tl" federal urmv took pfisx'-doti of Mobile, and n guard having been placed around the warehouse in which th cotton was stored .lone wa (boiled admission thereto. In August foi.owing the warehouse was 1 nrti'd down an I ihe cotton destroyed. The claim i for the value of the cotton so th strove I. After considerable discussion the bill was laid upon the table. Mstnn l,, Srs,ir Mr. Plumb sent to the clerk's dc-k and ha! real a letter written hv a Washington firm of tension claim agents to a Kansas ex soldier, say tig that some time ago they lia! written to him asking to Ie allowed to take his pension claim to congress, and had not heard from him in rep'y; that they were ionver-ant with his liinii and believed that if properly T resented, congress would not refuse a special t ension: that their lee was V -". of which Shi was payable in advance; that 'ii special pension bill were pased by last congress, mid a still larger number would prohaMv I e passed by the prudent congress-, that this was the best time for the presentation of casttfc congress, as the country was on the t-zV of a congressional and presidential elec tion, and parties and individuals were on t heir mettle to make a record. The letter was referred to th" committee on pen sions, 'I he remainder o' the session was occupied in the dicussion of the presi lent' W-suge. H ,,!. Mr. Whit" of New York, offered a resolution re pie, ting the postmaster ceneral to inform the house w hat instruc tions, if any, bv c r'-ular, letter or other wise, have been given to subordinates with a gar! to mail matter receive 1 from Can ada, wdihdi are intended to prohibit Amer ican citiens to us" the Fnited state mails on th" same terms with citizens of the dominion of (.'ana. la living in tho ame vici nage and com etin g in the same t ranches of busine -s. Also whether atiy statute law prevent the mailing in Cana da ( seed, plants and bulbs grown by American citizens on A nierican soil, and if tln-re is no provision of law prohibiting it; whether he lias antne I to impose a penalty at the rate af '.'o a ton on seeds, plants and bu'bs lawfully mailed by American citizen iu an attempt to com pete with Canadian seedsmen, to whom t he Fnited State in a recent postal treaty lias given advantage over American seed roen in the way of postage at the rate of Ji a ton. In case the postmaster general shall show that or lets have been given directing the ex.atninatio a of incom ing mail for evidence of their use b American citi ens, he is requested to in form the house bv w hat provi-ion of the recent postal treaty or provision of law the officer of the potal service of the ! nited State are authorized to place an espionage on said Canadian mail, for tho purp .se of determining whether Ameri can citizen are a vail ing them selves of tho beneficent provision accorded to Cana dians by the postal treaty. Peferred. M Mi' n 1 Srvu r. Among the pet tions . resented was one irorn ( hicago for tiie construction of a canal around Niagara Falls, to connect Lake F.rie and Ontario, and one from Missou i for the removal of t he duty on salt, senator Putler ollered a bill tor the admission ot I tali a- a state. Peferred to committ".- on states nn I ter ritories. The reso ution otl red by Mr. I rye yest- r lav call n ; for copie of min ute an ! protocols ,,j the fisheries com mission and that otlered by Senator I olph as to fur ;! Iihing in Ala-ka, were taken up an 1 p 'sed. enator Halo introduce I h lii 1 authorizing the Presi dent to appoint aid reti " John C. Fre mont as a ma tor general. The under valu ation bill was taken up and passed. Mr. Plumb o 'ered a preamble and resolu tion reciting the 'act of the interruption of freight tratlic on the Chicago, hurling ton v ijuincy and the Atchison, lopka v Santa F railroads, hu ! instructing tho committee on inter state commerce to in c uire whether such inte. ruptioii of com merce was occasioned bv the failure of the railroad company to adopt necessary pre en u t ions or by other neg'ect of their duties as common carrier. Ihe resolution was laid fiver and the enate ad. oiirned. Ilo s-. Ihe Hitt joint resolution to promote commercial union with Can ada was submitted to the house and, Placed Upon the calendar: and a bill was reported and placed on tho calendar fixing the rate of postage on seed, bulb and scions at one cent fo each two ounces. In ommittee of tl.5 whole the senate amendments to the ur gency deflicieiiey bill were i uisspd. At the evening Mion sev ial pension bill were passed. Tin Wl I Co Hi nn I. The strike on tho Santa Fo ro& Is is at an end. the men having been officially notilied on the 1Mb inst., to return ta work. Trains are now running regularly. For a few days ther" was a threatened clash between this road and the postoflico department, but this wa averted by amicable arrangement before the strike was declared off, is.