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BISMARCK, DAKOTA CURRENT NEWS. .g|| BABLKOADS. ®re a8ain current that the Chicago and Northwestern will absorb the Omaha line *rom St Paul .. general passenger agents of the leading unea in Chicago having northwestern traffic aQ the charges- recently made to the effect that immigrants were subjected to bad treat ment fpom them while in transit The Mankato Record talks in the following 5yl®:. The pooling arrangement entered into by ^bicago and Northwestern and Milwaukee and St Paul roads not only discontinues the former practice of allowing rebates to shippers, but also carries with it at least a fifty per cent, advance in freight charges. The cost of material and labor has so far ad vanced this year as to make a marked difference to railroads ordering new railroad stock, lo comotives have advanced from $9,000 to $11,500 on an average. Passenger coaches nave increased fully one third. They run about v4,500. Freight cars liave advanced from SB450 to $650. Large contracts have recently been let at the latter price. WEEKLY RECORD OF CRIMES. Edward Ryan has been arrested at Webster, Haas., on a charge of murdering his mother. Hays,, white, Sheriff Beattee's murderer, was sentenced, at Marion, Ark., to be hanged June Joseph Eeneback, a Hungarian, was arrested on board the steamer Batavia, at Boston, charged with the larceny of 11,000 guilders from the Hunigarian government. The United States grand jury, at Denver, found indictments against Beriy, A Meacham 3 TTI' ........ 1(jgve and Kline, as accessories, am Peap, Cabo, the murder of A- D. Jackson. utes, Hoane, Peap, Cabo, Henry and Nuquo as principles, in of A. D. Frank Winniman, .a seventeen-year-old boy, who has for some time past carried the mail between Newburg and Washington county, ie United States court 1 was sentenced to two state prison. James B. Doyle of Bradford, I1L, who ac quired distinction as a forger of government ponds, and whose workmanship was only dis tinguishable from the genuine by being superior thereto, waa*brought before Judge Blodgett's court at Chicago, and gave bonds in the sum of $20,000. M. Erickson and H.C. Hanson, doing a dairy business at Manitowoc, Wis., under the firm name of M. Erickson & Co., were arrested on a charge of embezzlement. The complaint is made by A. M. Osborne & Cor, of Chicago, and the amount embleezed is placed at $3,000. Both were held in $800 bail In October, 187,0, Seigbert, a wealthy .merchant of Prairie du Chien, speculated in wheat, and lost quite a sum, but not enough to cripple him Being pre-disposed to insanity, his losses affected his mind. His brother-in law, Simon Steinam, of La Crosse, was sent for to care for him and went After two or three days Seigbert escaped from the care of his friends for a short time and shot himself to death with a revolver. And now comeB the sequel. A man named Smith, formerly a de tective in the employ of the Milwaukee railroad company, claims to have worked up a case against Steinam for the murder of Seigbert,and a warrant for his arrest has actually been is sued. Steinam declares it an attempt to black mail. A young lawyer by the name of D. M. Smith, living in Conway, Ark. took advantage of the absence of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Martin, who had gone on the excursion to New Orleans, to in veigle their little daughter Jessie, aged twelve years, a cousin to the young man, to liis room, and there ravished her. Maj. Bolton wishing to use the room for some purpose went to the door and tried to enter, but failing suspicions were aroused and he watched the room, and he saw the young and girl come out He told Col. Lincoln, tha'girl's uncle, and upon an ex amination the girl confessed everything and stated that Smithhad threatened murder if she told. Smith, finding that he was suspected fled to the woods, where he was found and captured by indignant citizens. He is under strong guard, but it is feared he will be lynched. The parties are of the best in the community. FIRES AND OTHER CASUALTIES. At Buffalo, Hafner's soap and candle factory warehouse and barns were recently burned. Loss, $45,000 insurance $26,000. At Warren, O., afire destroyed Taylor's warehouse, Douglass' machine shop, McClel lan's woolen mills and Hunt's bolting works. Loss, $60,000 insurance, $10,000. An engine and tender on the Mount Clair & Greenwood Lake. N. J., railroad, crashed through the trestle work at Bingwood. En gineer Scully and Fireman John Masker were both killed. A dispatch from Carbondale, Kansas says: One of the Queen's ooal shafts caught fire from a furnace this afternoon, consuming all the timbering at the foot of the shaft Twenty miners were at work, and none could escape until the fire was brought under control Men were lowered and rescued fourteen alive and three dead. Three are still missing and must be dead. The names of. the dead and miss ing are— Hungate, Jake McDonald, Andrew Warner, Chas. Jones, Michael Mulloy, and Mat Mulloy, a boy. All three brought up alive are recovering slowly. CURRENT EVENTS. John M. Mason has been elected mayor of Fergus Falls. Constantino Dougherty, and old citizen of Shakopee, died recently. Prof. tional John Harrington, the celebrated ven triloquist, died suddenly at his residence at Severe, Mass. Hon. Randolph Strickland, representative in congress from the Sixth district, in 1868-70, died recently, aged fifty-eight mile race for £200 a side. JacobBeeson A Co., one of the largest grain dealing firms connected with the Detroit board of trade, has made an assignment. The fail ure was a great surprise. Liabilities, $35, 000. CoL W. H. Philip, of Clavarack, New York, died at the Buckingham hotel, aged fifty-eight. He was an aid on Gen. Franklin's staff during the Peninsular campaign and at the battle of Antietam. Hon. Charles Hitchcock, one of the most prominent lawyers and citizens of Chicago, died Saturday morning. He had been a citizen of Chicago twenty-seven years, was fifty-four years old, and was president of the constitu convention of 1870, which framed the present organic law of the state. The New York Times eays: The demoral: zation in ocean freight rates here is partly ow ing to the eagerness of owners of steamships to get their vessels rapidly and to Europe to take advantage of the minting tremendous passenger traffic profits, such traffic being more than enough to offset losses this side of the Atlantic. Archbishop Puroell. of Cincinnati, is failing wUl probably live but a few days. His grace has been in retirement at the convent of theUrsulines in Brown county for more •h»n a year. There three months ago bis brother, the Very Rev. Edward Purcell, died at the age of almost four score. The arch bishop is in his eighty-Second year. A Philadelphia dispatch of doubtful authen ticity says: The Independents who went to Chicago to defeat Gen. Grant in the national convention, have organized what they expect to be the nucleus of anew party. An organi zation has been effected, a platform announced and the name of National Republican league league Wharton Barker is chairman. The stands en the platform of the Chicago convention. NEWS FROMJWASHINGTON. The president, it is reported, contemplates appointing Gen. Lew Wallace minister to Tur key. a MrsT Garfield is quite 'seriously ill from ner "vou8 prostration, and is said to be threatened with malarial, fever. The census office states that the people of the United States pay annually $26,250,101 for their daily newspapers. TbehKnittf1 tfudfetuf coihtiflttee Reported against the nomination of Stanley Mathews for Judge of the Supreme court, Lamar of Miss issippi being the only one in his favor, The October terjn of the supreme court has adjourned. The number of cases now remain ing on the docket undisposol of is 837 an in crease of forty-six since the (dose of the previous October: erm.. It is alleged by high officers that Lincoln is running things too much his own way for a green hand. Lincoln's intimacy with Sheridan is not agreeable to Sherman. It is said that Lincoln would not accept the office of secretary of war until he had talked over the whole mat ter with Sheridan, who advised him strongly to take it Sherman favored the election of Han cock. and it is said that the republican leaders had "i*» sent to the Pacific coast with Hayes to prevent him making trouble during the last election. Senator Yorhees voices the sentiment of the democratic majority, he comes out boldly for the confirmation of Robertson, on the ground that the democratic senators have nothing to do with republican quarrels that their duty is to confirm nominations if the nominee is capable and honest and that nobody denies these qual ities to Robertson. Delegate Pettigrew has filed with the secreta ry of the interior a list of charges against Gov. Ordway of Dakota, upon which he asks the re moval of the governor. The papers were filed a month ago, and Gov. Ordway filed with the department a few days since an affidavit deny ing the charges and impugning the testimony of certain men whom Pettigrew brings as wit nesses in his favor. By the general orders to be issued, the de partment of Arkansas will be wiped out of ex istence, the state of Louisiana will revert to its old division, the southern portion of the Di vision, of the Atlantic, under the command of Maj. Gen. Hancock, while the state of Arkan sas and the Indian Territory will go back to its old love, the Military Division of the Missouri, Lieut Gen. Sheridan in command at Texas, as prior to the issuance of general order No. 84, will constitute a department by itself, and will also go back to the military division of the Missouri. Gen. Schofield is placed on waiting orders.until the.further orders of the presi dent. Senator Kellogg's resolutions calling for complete lists of all officials and employes in all executive departments of the government, when each employe was appointed, and by whom recommended, is explained to be to find out which states have more than their quota of federal officers, and which have less, with the view of giving tho latter their due. On the part of those who are pushing the reso lution, it is declared that a number of persons appointed .from and living in the north are charged in the appointment lists of departments to the south that Louisiana has twenty-two appointments, eleven of whom were never in that state. FOREIGN FLASHES. A Paris dispatch states that the conditions on which* the nihilists are willing' to cease their agitation were commnnicated to the czar by a delegate of the revolutionary committee. The czar listened to all the«messenger had to say, and then had him arrested. Dispatch from Bolton, Lancashire, Eng. A family named Seddon have a windfall of property valued at £4,000,000, which has been.in chancery since 1857. The property was bequeathed to John Seddon, who died in a work-house. His heirs inherit this vast for tune. Princess Stephanie, the bride-elect of the Austrian Crown Prince Rudolph, will receive a royal welcome on her arrival in Vienna on Mon day, elaborate preparations having deen made for the happy event. The marriage ceremony will be performed on Tuesday, which will be witnessed by representatives of the various royal families of Europe. A letter from Most Rev. Thomas W. Corke, archbishop of Cashel, is published, in which he says: I cannot approve the action which the Irish party, are said to contemplate to exhibit their sense of loyalty to Dillon and reprehen sion for his arrest An overwhelming majority of the Irish people are in fayor of giving the gill overnment a fair chance of passing the land Gladstone, announced amid cheers that he will move an address praying the crown to provide a monument in Westminister abbey to the memory of Lord Beaconsfield with an in scription expressing the high sense of the house of las rare and splendid gifts, devoted labors in parliament and great offices of state,assuring the queen that the house would make good the expenses attending the same. Earl Granville gave a similar notice in the house of lords. The preliminary inquiry into the death of the sultan, Abdul Aziz, has "been concluded. Twen ty persons are in prison awaiting trial for com plicity in the murder. It is rumored that Ma noud Pasha and Noury Pasha confessed, and justify their participation in the murder on the ground of the necesities of the state. It is also rumored that Midhad Pasha Mohamet Recho die Pasha and Suleiman Pasha, and even ex Sultan Murad will be charged with complicity is the murder The president of the British board of trade, in reply to a question based on the letter detail ing the hoiTors on board an emigrant steamer, said he had communicated with the manage ment of five steamship lines carrying Irish emigrants, and had received an emphatic denial that such circumstances had been possible. He had instructed officers to visit Liverpool and Queenstownto make special enquiries, and had asked Bliss O'Brien to name the Steamer alluded to in her letter. THE STAR-ROUTE RING. They Publish an Ante-Election Letter, from President Garfield—Easily Explained to be Harmless. Washington Telegram. The following alleged letter of Gen. Garfield to Hubbell has been published: IPrivate.] Mentor, O., August 23. 1880. My dear Hubbell: Yours of the 19th inst re ceived and contents noted. Please say to Brady that I hope he will give us all the assistance possible. I think he can help us effectively. Please tell me how the department generally are doing. As ever yours, J. A GABFIELD. Hon. J. A Hubbell, Washington, D. C. The day before the letter was published, the 8lat resident was advised confidentially by a friend the thing was coming. "Well," said the president, "let it come. I don't remember ex actly what was in the letter, but nothing cer tainly that I am afraid of." The fact is, the members of the ring held the document back several days after the time of its intended pub lication in the hope that the hints of it wliich the president weuld get would cause him to le up somewhat on the star route investigationt but the scheme failed utterly. FUBTHEB EXPLAINED. The president's attention having been called to a letter published this morning, alleged to have been written by him to Hon. Jay Hubbell, from Mentor, stated there was not a line in the letter that he would have the slightest objection to giving to" the public that the star route con tractors were neither mentioned nor thought of: that it was simply an expression of hope that Brady, a citizen of Indiana, who was re puted to have made an immense fortune in tel ephone stock, would respond from his ample means in aid of his party in the life and death struggle then going on in his own state. THE FASTEST LOCOMOTIVE. The Most Remarkable Run on Record-111 Miles in 98 Minutes—Description of the En gine. A Detroit special of the 6th says: Vanderbilt and a party of directors of the Michigan Central returned from this city yesterday. From Am herstburg to Buffalo the train of two cars was drawn by the newly-invented Fontaine Engine, which nude the most astonishing speed on rec ord, running from Amherstburg to St Thomas, 111 miles, straight track, in the unprecedented time of 98 minutes, without a stop from St Thomas to Victor, 118 miles, made in 130 minutes, exclusive of five stops, amounting to 16 minutes. The run of 229 miles was made in 235 minutes. The.. Fontaine was built at Paterson, N. J., last falL The first work she did was in the yards of the Pitts burg, Fort Wayne & Chicago road, at Fort Wayne, and endured all the applied tests. Her strength and actual drawing capacity were de monstrated most satisfactorily. She was after wards placed on the track of the Canada South ern, wnich is straight and level, and there her capacity for speed has been triumphantly ex hibited. Her construction is such that she can ran att WlTratee of speed for long distances. Railroad men say she is the forerunner of a revolution in locomotive building The great peculiarity of the Fon taine engine is that it has eight wheels besides the two driving wheels, which are above the main gr lower driving wheels, the piston-rods from, the steam-chest connecting with the upper wheels. Another peculiarity is that the machinery'^is above the boiler instead of under it, as in ordinarily the case. The cylinder is 16x24. The upper wheel is six feet in diameter andthe intermedi ate one 56 inches. The track wheel is- .70 inches, which makes it equal to an eight-feet driver. The whole weight was 40 tons. The great advantage of this locomotive is claimed to be that she gains twenty miles an hour over any other engine that is while ah ordinary five-feet' driving wheel is worked by the piston-rod at the rate of forty miles an hour/ the engine in question will make sixty mil£s in the sametime by the same number of stiokes of its piston-rod. It consumes much lessfuel'than an ordinary engine, and tests in this respect are now being made with it. It is estimated that the saving will be from 23 to 25 per sent CONGRESS.*-' Extra Session of the Senate. -1 WEDNESDAY, HAT 5. The deadlock was temporarily broken t^ie morning. Mr. Dawes moved to go into execu tive session, and in doing so repudiated the idea that by so doing he and his associates were giving up the fight over the senate officers, which ho considered in its scope and character as pre senting a question or great importance to "the future welfare of the government, involving, as it did, the right of the majority to rula The motion was unanimously earned. The senate, in executive session, confirmed the following nominations: Robert Hitt of Illinois, assistant secretary of state Hiram Price of Iowa, commissioner of Indian affairs A. M. Jones, United States marshal for the northern district of Illinois Sanford A Hudson of Wisconsin, associate justice of the supreme court of Dakota. Postmasters, W. H. Craig, Albany, N. Y. Wm. Mullenix, Bristol, Conn. T. F. Black, collector of customs, St Mary's, Ga. The foregoing were all confirmed by un animous consent Other nominatiops on the tahte were refeired to appropriate committees. The senate then took up the Chinese immi gration treaty. THURSDAY, MAY 9. The senate did a good day's w.ork in execu tive session. The Chinese treaties and 84 nom inations were confirmed. A great sensation was caused by the president withdrawing the nom inations of Conkling's friends, v*z: Steward L. Woodford, to be district attorney for the southern district of New York Lewis F. Payn, to be marshal for that district Mr.Tenny, to be district attorney for the eastern district of New York Clinton D. McDougall, to be marshal for the northern district of New York, and Maj. Tyler, to be collector of customs at Buffalo. The nomination of W. H. Robertson, to be col lector of customs at the port of New York, was not withdrawn. The senate confirmed the following, nomina tions: William WalterT helps,c»f NeWJelsey, en voy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to Austria Cortes Fessenken, of Romeo, Michi :an. United States surveyor general for Dako- Richard W. Montgomery, receiver of pub lic moneys, Bloomington, Neb. Selden M. Bronson, postmaster at Menash Wis. Lionel A. Sheldon of Ohio, governor of New Mexico Territory: Edward S. Meyer, United States at torney for the northern district of Ohio Henry Fink, United States marshal for the eastern district of Wisconsin Thos. Wilson, District of Columbia, consul at Ghent -John F. Jenne, New Jersey, consul at Nuevo Laredo E. C. Jewett, United States assayer, St.- Louis. Surveyors of customs—Joseph L. Gaston, Chattanoga /J. R. Leonard, Inuianapolis col lector internal revenue, Marcus Boggs,eleventh district of Ohio. Registers of Land Offices—William Letcher, at Mitchell,-D. T. J. P. Owens, Taylor's Falls, Minn. C. B. Tyler, Tracy Minn.. E. H. Cav anagh, Oberlin, Kas. C. H. Smith, Worthing ton, Minn. Receivers of Public Moneys—John Leed, Tracy, Minn. C. E, Chandler, Oberlin, Kas. Postmasters—J. K. Willis, Braddock, Penn. M. E. Taggart, Letonia', O. T. E. Sheperd, Mechanicsburg, 0. E. R. Hullbard, Richmond, Ind.. Sayre, Wabash, Indiana J. McKin ney, Jr. Aledo, 111. E. W. Phillips, Oak Park, I1L J. Sayles, Evart, Mich. C. Delai meie, South Haven, Mich. H. E. Botsford, Otsego, Mich. G. E. Mathews, Hazelhurst, Miss. T. Richardson, Port Gibson, Miss. A G. Pearce, Greenville, Miss W. Tipton, Cleve land Tenn. W. E. Hobson, Bowling Green, Ky. H. N. Cook, Columbia, Mo. H. W. Turn er, Lexington, Mo. C. Crvalar, Independence, Mo. E. S. Rogers, Red Oak, Io. A. L. San born, Audubon, lo. J. C. Dickey, Waterville, Kas.: G. W. Dotv. Burlineton. Kan FRIDAY, MAY 6. A motion of Senator Harris for an executive session of the senate to-day was voted down by the republicans, which led to the impression that the republicans were to resume the dead lock. The democrats made a motion to ajourn, but that was also voted down. Then Senator Dawes moved to go into executive session, which was carried unanimously. The action of the republicans was to keep the control of the business-in their hands and assert their major ity. The president's action on the New York nominations upset the republican plans, and. they have not yet undertaken to rearrange' them. There is talk of fixing an early day for adjournment, and a senator said he intended to bring that subject up in the executive session. All nominations reported from the committees have been confirmed, but about one hundred remain for the committee's action. MONDAY, MAY 9. Resolutions were adopted directing the com mittee on commerce to inquire into the con dition of the Potomac river in front of the city of Washington, the navigation of said river, and effect of bridges across the same with regard to navigation, floods and health of the city, and to report at the next session what steps,, if any, should be taken with reference thereto. Mr. Kellogg offered a resolution calling on the postmaster general ana secretaries of war, of the navy, of the state, and of the treasury, for the names of all clerks and other employes in their respective departments, together with the date of their appointment, the state to which each is charged, and the persons on whose rec ommendation each was appointed. On objections from Mr. Ferry, the resolution was laid ovor under the rules. Tho senate then, on motion of Mr. Dawes, went into executive session. After the adjournment of the senate the Re publicans were in caucus until evening and ad journed without reaching the point of action on the subject under consideration. At an early stage of the proceedings a resolution was submitted, proposing to declare, as the sense of the caucus, that it is inexpedient for the senate to take action at this session upon any contested nomination to fill an office not now vacant. This gave rise to along and not especi ally interesting debate as to the general rights and dntes of the senate and of the president, the contention being on one hand that the senate is bound to give respectful consideration to all nominations sent in by the president, and to act upon them promptly, and on the other that the* senate is fairly entitled to exercise its own discretion in regard to the time when any nomination should be considered. Senator Conkling spoke for two hours on the controversy between the president and the New York senators. He said that in opposing Mr. Robertson's confirmation, he represented sim- gly the wishes of the Republican party of the tate of New York. The values of the services of New York Republicans to the national party needed no commendation at his hands. Harwood's Bie Speculations in Florida! A gentleman from Florida found Harwood, the bankrupt Minneapolis dry goods man, at Daytona, Florida. His family is there, or thereabout, and Harwood has purchased about 2,500 acres of land, upon which he will raise sugar-cane and oranges. It is believed that he carried away $250,000 in addition to the above. A private letter written to a Chica go gentleman, and dated Daytona, Fla., con tains the following allusion to Mr. Harwood, which will be interesting reading to his credit ors and his aquaintances in Minneapolis: Wages have risen enormously since 1 last rote you. There is a man here from St Paul, Minn., by the name of Harwood, who is hiring everybody, and has spoiled the price of labor. He is. I hear, a bankrupt merchant, and has bought several Urge grants and in. tends to plant several hundred acres of sugar cane and oranges. He has bought the Ormond, Dummitt, and some other grants at the head of Bulo river.. ':Zk A WRIGHT COUNTY MURDER. Philip Hoffman, an Inoffensive Fanner. Sum marily Butchered by Herman Trautch—Ar rest of tne Perpetrator Near Buffalo and in carceratien in- the Hennepin County Jail. On last Saturday afternoon at a lonely and sparsely-settled portion of Otsego township, Wright county, ^about three or three and one half miles west of Dayton, Hennepin county, the life of an honest and inoffensive German farmer named Philip Hoffman had been ter minatod Buddenly aad horribly by a-vindictive and worthless neighbor named Herman Trautch. Mr. Hoffman removed to Dayton froin Clay City, Ind., in October last, accompanied by his wife and three sons and two daughters, the oldest of the sons being nineteen years of ..age. Shortly after reaching Dayton, Mr. Hoffman leased a tract of forty acres of land in Otsego, owned by Trantch's brother, but occupied by the latter. On the tract is a small log house, Whichwas leased with the land by -Hoffman but the latter, in order to avoid trouble,' occu pied a chopping shanty about one-fourth of a mile from tne Trautch house. The only possible motive discovered for the shocking crime is stated as follows: Last win ter Mr., Hoffman bought a cow of Trautch, pay ing $35 therefor, and a short time ago Trautch' wanted Hoffman to trade back the cow. for a ama.il steer. This.Mr. Hoffman declined to do, as his cow and her calf were worth more to him than Trautch's steer and the refusal worked himinto an unreasonable and bloody-fury. Mrs. Trautch states that her husband had been threathening to kill Mr. Hoffman for two weeks, and was only restrained by her persuasions. Although all the facts show thiat Trautch had harbored his murderous intent for two weeks, he could not .find any pretext for its commis sion until Saturday afternoon, and then it was of an absurdly flimsy nature. The little calf of Mr. Hoffman was tied to a fence nearest the chopping shanty occupied by Mr. Hoffman, and as he was returning to his Work after dinner, he started to take the animal toward his habi tation, and was met by Trautch, who said that calf was his (Trautch's), and that he must be "allowed to stay on the hay land. Trautch kick ed the animal and Mr. Hoffman mildly protest ed. at the sametime'takinj the rope around the calf's neek, and was in the act of leading him .. way when Trautch "seized the endol the rope. A son of the murdered man, John Hoffman, nineteen years old, was also ap- Sie roaching the spot and describes murderous act substantially as follows: 1 was co mining from dinner to where Trautch snd father were, and saw father holding the rope attached to the calf. Father, being near est the calf, was partly stooping over, and I then saw Trautch with something in his hand strike at father several times, very quickly. Father did not say a word or strike, but merelv held up his hands to ward off the blows, which were struck as hard as they could be. He was not knocked down by any of them, but after the last was struck he staggered off a few steps and then fell. I ran to him, but when I reached he was dead and bleeding terribly. Trautch then ran off toward his house, followed a little ways by mother and myself, but Mrs. Trautch told us to go back or Trautch would shoot us both, as he had got his double-barreled gun. My mother followed and watched him until he en tered the woods near his house, and then she lost sight of him, and has not seen him since. In his precedent and revengeful mutterings about Hoffman's refusal to trade back the cow and calf, Trautch is said to have remarked to different parties that Old Hoffman would soon be butchered, and he verified his prediction a chapter of blood, the most inexcusable and fiendish ever recorded in Minnesota, and which in its main elements baffles proper characteriz ation. Dr. Whittemore of Elk River held a post mortem examination of the mangled body of Hoffman which was found to have sustained 'wo fatal wounds, one in the back, near the shoulder blade, and the other on the neck just above the collar bene, and from which the blood of the poor victim spurted in strong jets until life was extinct Constable Granville Snow and Adam. Wood of Otsego followed Trauch's trail until Sunday af ternoon, when they overtook him within a short distance of Buffalo, the county seat of Wright county. He was evidently fagged out by his travels and watching, and did not offer any re sistance to his captors, notwithstanding his in timations of other desperate deeds in case he was overtaken by. the officers Of the law. Concerning the arrest of Trautch, Constable Wood says: He found him fitting under a tree near Buffalo, and was not Observed until he had arrived within a short distance of the fugi tive. Trautch then jumped up and dodged be tiind the tree, but the constable drew a bead on him, after which he surrendered promptly, and was taken to Buffalo. On his person was found the still' bloody butcher-knife, and he stated in extenuation that the "trouble might as well ne settled first as'last" Constable Wood brought the prisoner before Justice Carpenter, of Monticello, for a prelim inary examination—entering a plea of guilty, waiving an examination, and was committed to the Hennepin county jail to await his trial. While the murderer was apauper, in fact be ing supported partially by Wright county, he was at the same time a terror to his neighor hood, being a known thief, in the habit of kill ing ms neighbor's cattle in revenge for some real or fancied affront, engaging in frequent altercations which would have terminated in murder had not assistance reached the assailed, and treating bis family as no human or half reasonable man would have treated a mangy dog. He has attempted to hang and kill his own son, and his wife is permanently crippled through his anger, one of her arms having been disjointed during his oft-repeated attacks. A BLOODY LOVE STORY. A Tragic Occurrence that Occurred at Farm ington, Dakota bounty, Minnesota. About two years ago a powerfully built and rather handsome fellow named Solomon Greise mefcame to Farmington from Meyers post office, 111., and succeeded in getting work on the farm of Benali Kelly. His manners were very agreeable, and this coupled with his willingness to work, soon made him a favorite with the farmer and his family, which consisted of his wife and an only daughter named Ida. The girl was young and innocent and was liked by all, and her girlish freshness and purity soon attracted the attention of Greise mer, who endeavored with all the wiles at his command to gain her affections. This he suc ceeded in domg, and soon after the fact came to the knowledge of hear parents, who consented to a marriage. After this nothing went well, the man became violent and abusive on the slightest provocation and at last, their patience being worn out, the girl's parents revoked their consent, and Greisemer was forced to leave. He went to his home in Illinois, and kept up a correspondence with the girl, whom he fre quently begged to elope with him. This she steadily refused to do, but at last about a week ago, seemed to consent, and wrote him a letter to come. He started at once, and arriving in St Paul took the evening train for Farmington, and jumping off at a place where the, trains slacked up outside the town, he made his way across the country to Mr. Kelly's farm. After hanging around the premises until mid night, he took a ladder ana ascended the girl's window. As he climed up, she opened the blinds and told him that she would come down and talk with him for a little while, requesting him to go around to the haystack, where she would meet him. He obeyea and waited at the haystack until Ida came down the back stairs and joined him, when they both pro ceeded to the straw stack, which stands about twenty rods from the house. Here, in the si lence of midnight and with no light but that of the stars, occurred a scene tragio in the ex treme and ending in bloodshed. The girl told Greisemer that they must part forever, and that notwithstanding what had passed between them she couldnever see him again. At this, Greisemer, furious at seeing the prize snatched from bim, and finding too late that in his brut ish way he had learned to love, became des perate, and swore that he would kill her and ner parents and burn the house if she did not fly with him, and brandished a razor to show that he was in earnest Frightened nearly to death, the girl appeared to yield, and then as Greise mer calmed down she seized the weapon. He made a rush at her, and she, stepping back ward as he came, thrust the point of the razor into his throat, severing the windpipe and mak ing a deep-cut narrow wound, just missing the jugular vein. Blood gushed out of the wound, ana without making any outcry Greisemer walked-to the road, leaving her standing where she struck the blow. He staggered down the road and succeeded in reaching a farm house half a mile nearer town, which he found to be vacant, and with almost sttperhuman energy, his wound bleeding all the time, he struggled on three-quarters of a mile further to anoth er farmhouse, in which lived a man named Seoley, whom/he succeed im arousing. Owing ft 1 ,e ,- i\v ft' fii& severing of his windpipe, Greisemer could not speak, but he had succeeded in ex plaining his condition and needs by writing, and was brought to town and carried to theNiskern house, where the assistance of Drs. Dodge and Eustace was immediately procured and his wound sewed up and dressed, his head being confined in splints in a position to permit the uniting of thpjrindpipei When Greisemer left her the girl stood for a Idng time rooted to the spot, but at last benumbed and almost uncon scious of what she had done, stole up stairs and into bed*f ,• -,Wf. GARFIELD AND CONKLING. All of the Conkling Nominations Withdrawn from the Senate—The Gage of Battle—The President's Side of the Question. Telegram to the Associated Press. WASHINGTON, May 5.—The president to-day withdrew the nominations of Stewart L. .Wood ford, to be district attorney for tne southern district of New York Lewis F. Payn, to be marshal for that diatrict Mr. Tenney, to be district attorney for the eastern district of New York Clinton D. McDougall, to be marshal for the northern district of New. York, and Maj. Tyler, to be' collector of customs--at-Buffalo, The nomination of W. H. Robertson to be collector of customs at the port cf New-York was not withdrawn. The nomination of Richard Elmer to be second assistant postmaster general will not be with drawn, for two reasons. Althou eh he is a friend of both senators from New York, espe tially Mr. Piatt, the office to which he is chosen to fill is not in the State of New York, and tbe Domination was made upon the recommenda tion of Postmaster General James. The action of the president has created a profound sensa tion herd. Ever since Mr. Robertson's nom ination was made, quite a number of Republi can senators have labored to secure harmoni ous relations between the president and Conk ling. While in this mission they have thus far failed, all hopes of a final amic able adjustment were not abandoned until to day. Tbe withdrawal of the nominations of Mr. Conkling's friends has destroyed every chance which might have existed for a restor ation of peace in the ranks of the party. Henceforward Mr. Conkling and his followers may be relied upon to FIGHT THE ADMIKISTBATION, and the president has thrown: down the gage' of battle. In conversation with an intimate friend of the president,who sneaks by authority, the reasons which impelled the president to withdraw the nominations were given. This gentleman said: "The president has not taken the action of to day without deliberation. It is no spirit of re venge that he has recalled the names of Conk ling's friends. The caucus had decided not to consider the nomination of Robertson. He alone of all the New York nominations wae sin gled out for destruction. It is nose cret that as soon as the present executive business is disposed of, the senate will adjourn aine die, or the members will go away and leave tbe senate without a quoruib. Mr. Conkling would have had his friends in stalled in office, and the one man representing the independent element in State politics would have been laid aside until next winter." "How does the case stand?" "The president has made twelve nominations of friends of Mr. Conkling to positions in the cabinet, diplomatic service, executive depart ments and important judicial posts in New York Stated One nomination representing the faction hostile to Mr. Conkling was made. At once the senator goes to work to defeat that nomination. He DOGS NOT THINK OF HABMONY. All he wishes is to defeat the administration. Robertson must be withdrawn, or his confirma tion must be prevented. If Conkling had de voted one-fourth of the time he has spent in devising means to defeat Robertson to consider Of means to bring about harmony, he might have achieved considerable success. The advisory commit tee of the Republican caucus ostensibly rep resented the Republican party, but in reality it spoke for Mr. Conkling. The committee talked with the president for two hours. It was Mr. Conkling says this and Mr. Conkling feels thus, and not a word about the feelings of the president They desired the nomination of Robertson to be withdrawn and the presi dent would not do it The question was one of senatorial courtesy versus executive right. By withdrawing the nominations of Mr. Conkling's friends the president has put all tbe vacant offices in tne State on an even footing. All of Conkling's men will go in the same boat with Mr. Robertson." "What about the future of these offices. Will the president ultimately reappoint tbe men whom he has to-day withdrawn?" "Thatis a matter for future consideration," was' the reply. "I do not know that the presi dent has any* intention at present of changing the names he once sent to the senate, but that may depend on future contingencies." CLIMATIC REASONS. Abortive Efforts of W. D. Washburn to Get the Secretary of the Interior to Modify the Iaw for the Relief of Homesteaders. Following is the law under which the land bureau is authorized to extend the time when homestead settlers may commence a residence on land from which they have been driven by climatic reasons: An act to amend section 2297 of the revised stat utes, relating to homestead entries. Be it enacted by the senate and house of repre lentatives of the United States of America, in con gress assembled, That section numbered 2297, of title numbered 32, be amended by adding thereto the following proviso, namely: Provided, that where there may be climatic reasons, the commis sioner of the general land office may, in his discre tion, allow the settler twelve months from the date of filing in which to commence his residence on said land under such rules and regulations as he may prescribe. Approved March 3,1881. And the following are the instructions of the commissioner which have proved as olierous to settlerB as if no law had been passed for their relief at all, and which Hon. W. D. Washburn ia now trying to get modified at the land de partment, so that new instructions may b* issued which will cover the entire Northwest for this year. I he succeeds it will relieve hundiesD and thousands of bona fide homesteaders Wiio have been forced to leave their claims by the un- Soods aralleled snows of the past winter, and by the which followed. Our Washington specials represent hearing that the secretary of the interior has felt obliged to rule that the act did not contemplate snow and water as among the climatic reasons for giving settlers in extension of time. It would be interest tug to know what Secretary Kirkwood regards as climatic reasonB, if snow and floods are not CIRCULAR INSTRUCTIONS UNDEB ACT OF MABCH 3, 1831. DEP'T OF THE INTERIOR, GEN'L LAND OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D. C., April 18, 1881. To District Land Officers: Gentlemen: It lias lone been a department rul ing under section 2297, revised statutes, that if a homestead claimant did not establish his residence upon the homestead within six months from date of entry, such entry might be contested and canceled for abandonment. By act of congress approved March 3, 1881. copy appended hereto, the commissioner of the general land office, in his discretion, may allow the settler twelve months from date of entry in which to commence his residence on the land, where there may have been climatic reasons which prevented the establishment of residence at an earlier date. At the expiration of six months from date of entry, the homestead party who has not been able to establish a bona fide residence upon the home stead owing to climatiq reasons must file with you his affidavit, duly corroborated by two credible wit nesses, giving in detail the storms, floods, blockades by snow or ice, or other climatic causes, which rendered it impossible for him to commence resi dence within six months. It will be insisted in each case that the claimant shall exercise all reasonable diligence in establish ing bona fide residence assoon as possible after the climatic hindrances have disappeared, and af allure to do so would imperil the entry in the eventof a contest prior to the expiration of one year from date of entry. A claimant cafinot be allowed the latitude of residence on the land at an earlier day. To the end that proner data may be placed on file, yon will require each settler who seeks the remedy which said act trusts to my. discretion to furnish a supplemental corroborated affidavit as soon as resi dence is established by him, giving date of the completion of his house, its probable value, and the date of commencing residence therein. The affidavits called for should be acknowledged as in homestead proof, before a judee or clerk of the court of tfie~ county in which the claimant re sides, or before a district land officer. You will transmit such affidavits to this office to be filed With their respective homestead papers, and for such action as may be required. Very respect fully, C. W. HOLCOMB, Acting Commissioner. 1 MT 4/: il 1£i JiTOOCLK How the Shadow of One Man SAet* the Bears and Bolls ofWail Street* From fee tfew York Graphic. I ought sooner to have mentioned thatr from the first day there, I fottnd that the stock dealers did not so much inquire after the weather, the probable ill or good for tone of ships, the growth or failure of crops, floods or fires, asaftei the movements of^(|| one certain man—a small, dark, silent man, to all appearance, yet a man who held tbexr whole world in his single right hand. "Gould is selling?" The stseet trembled, and stocks fell two, three four points in an hour. "Gould is buying!" The streets started up, and stocks rose accordingly. Every rumor, good or bad*came coupled with tho name of Jay Gould, and he was held, re sponsible for all that was done, while in truth and in fact, this niati, nine cases out pf ten, neither knew nor cared how the mark et was going. Never was a man so bitterly abused.' 1 seek in vain for the mention of one word of praise or even respect for Jay Gould during my half year in Wall. street. Per haps I am too much given to shouting for the bottom dog in the fight, but this per sistent and bitter abuse begot in me an in terest in tHa Bingul&r and silent Tittle man, and I began to study his life and look into his mighty enterprises. I found them so vast, 60 grand, so far-reachingandsplendid as to be almost incomprehensible. Cer tainly, no Napoleon ever had half such a brain. And yet for all this I never heard a word of admiration. Every man in Wall street seemed to be so bound up inliis own petty losses Or gains that Gould was looked upon as a kind of thermometer that^ marked the rise and fall of stocks. "An inspired fiend," is' the highest praise I heard for him. Day after day you could constantly hear such expressions as these: "Some one will shoot that before he is a year old er." "Well, he will never live to enjoy it." "Let him lookout what he is about." "They fixed Fisk, and he was a stronger man than Gould yet very tranqnilly the dark little Napoleon passed on through it all, as if utterly unconscious of these mut terings and utterly careless of what men thought or did. Of course, such coolness and courage as this appeals to a man from the Pacific, and my interest in this man in creased. Here is a single man, assaulted on all sides by the abuse of enemies and feeble detractors, without a dollar, except as .he could make it out of his scheming brain, has united and bound together railways and established, systems which are ten fold more important, every .one of them, than the unification of the German states, and, instead of doubling the taxes, he has doub led, trebled, quadrupled the taxable prop erty of the countries wherein he has wrought. He has given employment to perhaps a million of men in building and maintaining and reconstructing these. rail ways and, what is most important of all, so reduced tariifs that the farmer can now ship his grain at a rate that must soon make him a wealthy man. Take, for example, what is now called the Wabash system. A little while ago the stock was selling at half a cent on the hun dred. The old iron rails were rueting away, and the whole concern was bankrupt. Now, steel rails, thousands of additional cars, and, like new equipments generally, blossom all along the two thou stand miles now consolidated and merged in one cor pora tion. And, with this new life, new towns an/ going up all along the linos. Truly it may be said ef this man that he has built as many cities as some men w^ call great have destroyed. Kates or Postage. The following shows the rates of postage on letters, printed matter, and mail matter, foreign and domestic First class—Letters, and all matter wholly or partially in writing, and all matter sealed against inspection, three cents per half ounce or fraction thereof. Postal-cards, one cent. Second class—Regular publications is* sued as frequently as four times a year, when mailed by the publisher or news agents only, two cents per pound. Third class—Transient newspapers, books, circulars, and all other matter wholly in print, rate one cent for each twp ounces or fraction thereof. Reproductions by hec tograph and similar processes are classed as printed matter. Fourth class—Merchandise and all matter not included in ttie other three classes which has not been declared unmailable, as being liable to damage the mail or injure the per sons of those handling it in the mail, rate, one oent per ounce or fraction thereof. The sender may write his own name or address on matter of the third or fourth classes* Foreign mails—Upon letters to all coun tries in the Postal Union, five cents per half ounce or fractional part thereof. Postal cards, two cents. Printed matter, commer cial papers and samples of merchandise, one cent for each two ounces or fractional part thereof, but at least five cents must be paid upon commercial papers. Registra tion to all parts of the United States and of the Postal Union, ten cents for each pack age, upon which postage, must also be fully prepaid. The Remarriage of Widowers. Pall Mall Gazette. In some remarkable statistics of the population of Paris just published by the well-known French statistician, Dr. Ber tillon, attention is drawn to the very large proportion of Parisian widowers who mar ry again. In 1879, out of every 1,000 widowers sixty-two and a fraction married again, 21 of the bereaved ones seeking so lace for their sorrows in union with widows. Now, of every 1,000 bachelors only fifty seven and a fraction marry, and of these only 3 1-10 marry widows. How is the fact to be explained? Is it that those who have once married have thereby shown & predilection for the married state in gener al, as well as for a special object in par ticular, which naturally inclines them to do their best to make good their loss? It must be remembered, too, that the bach elors include a certain number of invalids, lunatics and others, who are not likely to haye a chance of marrying. But the fact is oertainly curious, and that it corresponds to some general law of human nature seems to be shown by the statistics of other countries, though the proportion of remar ried widowers is higher in Franoe than it 10 elsewhere. The Circus in Wasnington. Washington letter to Cleveland Leader. Ex-President Grant set the fashion o£ going to the circus here, and now the cus tom is so well established that one needs not the well-worn subterfuge of goiqg "to take the children." Happy day when middle life and old age can go to the cir cus with all the enjoyment andthe un blushing candor of childhood! Gen. Sher man was there Monday afternoon, and Sir Edward Thornton chaperoned a party of forty, and there were rows and tiers of good society and solid respectability to the right and left of him. Senators escaped from fhe deadlock, lunatics escaped from the asylum, and young ladies'seminaries and schools turned out en masse at the beck of the indefatigable Barnum. Thousands of dead fish are to be seen on the shoreB of "Cannon Lake since the ^breaking tip of the ice. tfi't