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A A. LOUNSBEBY, Publisher.
Mkhobiai, day will be generally ob-
Monday, May 30. ,.M
Mb. Fbakkmn Steele, of Indianapo
lis, son of the late Hon. Franklin Steele,
pays a real estate tax of nearly. $10,000 in
Hennepin oounty, Minnesota.
THB rains of last week came most oppor
Winely for the grain, which has now ome
finely and looks as "green as grass." The
transformation of the face of nature was
The supreme court of Ohio has rendered
decision declaring that the laws passed by
the last legislature to authorize certain
townships to build railroads and lease and
operate the same, are in conflict with the
constitution and therefore void. This de
cision will prevent heavy taxation, and in
some cases, municipal bankruptcy.
The secretary of the state board of agri
culture of Ohio estimates that the wheat
crop of that state will fall 20 per cent, be
low that of last year. The estimate is based
upon the observations in sixty out of sixty
eight counties of the state. Here is anoth
er hint of good prices for spring wheat, the
great staple of the Northwest.
THB total New Tork trade imports and
exports of merchandise and precious met
•Is amounted,in 1880, to $964,579,875 against
$795,235,732 in 1879, an increaise of $169,
844,143. The year 1880 will be ever mem
orable as that in which the foreign trade of
the commercial metropolis of the country
readied the sum of $1,000,000,000.
Thb Wisconsin Press Association is
called to meet at Oconomowoc on Monday
evening, June 20, and at the close of the
session on the evening of Tuesday, the
members will join in an excursion to
Washington, Mount Vernon, Bull Bun,
Antietam, Gettysburg and Fredericksburg
and while in Washington will call in a body
on the president at the White House.
An idea of the all-pervading prosper
ity of the country may be obtained from the
estimate that, judging by present receipts
into the treasury, the national debt will be
xeduced $100,00,0,000 during the fiscal year,
and the annual cost or interest of tl^a debt
About $15,000,000. W ith such an enorm
ous amount of money pouring into the
treasury, the time is at hand when the
question of a reduction in taxes will be in
Geobge P. Pomeboy, of New Jersey
appointed and confirmed secretary of lega
tion to France, is a very wealthy gentleman
of New Jersey, who married Miss Helen
Gowles, daughter of the editor of the Cleve
land, Ohio, Leader,—a lady who became a
convert to the Catholic ohuroh some years
ago', to the great sorrow of her father, whose
paper is the most intensely anti- Catholic
of any of the secular journals of the coun
Pbop. John H. Tioe, who was the great
weather prophet until the advent of his Cai a
fliaw rival, Vennor, since the first of January
has delivered 150 lectures on his favorite
topics in Michigan, Western New York,
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Illinois, Ohio
and Indiana* He admits that Vennor is
carrying off the palm in hi3 weather pre
dictions and that he has "made some good
guesses," but claims that he can beat Ven
nor in predictions of Earthquakes. Prof.
Tice is 72 years of age, and has been a res
ident of St. Louis for 40 years.
Speaking of the water rail routes for
heavy transportation, and comparing the
merits of them, a writer concludes that the
final struggle will come as to the compara
tive merits of the two routes, when the
railroads by the force of competition per
manently reduce their rates and surrender
the idea of forcing large dividends on wa
tered stock. It seems inevitable they must
do this or surrender to the lakes and the
river the carrying of Western grain to the
seaboard. And this is the traffic of an
empire that will not be given up without a
A TABUS has been compiled by the cen
sus bureau showing population, vote cast
by, and ratio of vote to population, in the
sixty largest cities in the United States.
There are marked differences between those
cities .in the ratio of vote. While the aver
df all is 1 to 5.7407 the range is from
1 to 3.8606 in Indianapolis, to 1 in 11.341
in Providence, and generally, one vote to
five and six persons, excluding frac-
-.. tiens. The disci epancy in the vote of
Providence is caused by the large number
of people disfranchised by a property qual
.. ification for voting. In St. Paul the vote
if 1 to 5.0270 in Minneapolis 1 to 5.0925.
The visit of the marquis ef Lome, gov
of Canada, to the northwest,'
possibly accompanied by the Princess
Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria, is an
... interesting topic to the Manitoban mind,
and to Minnesotians as well, especially to
,/ those who are aching for a glimpse of roj*-
It is announced,. apparently by au
thority, that after this visit to the north
'west, the marquis of Lome will relinquish
the office of governor-general, and return to
England. Official and social life in Canada
is very different from that of London,
is understood to be very distasteful to
I the Princess Liaise.
decision of the United States
supreme court declares in substance that
•*r''''no state has aright to impose What is known
as a tax on:"drtimmers."^The court holds
that such a tax is an infringement of the
powerVested in congress to regulate com-
among^d ^tatedV and that ,here.,a
U" 'r,x power is vested exclusively invthe, federal
and:its excercise is essential
ion perfeet1 freedotd of domin&cial inter-.
course between th^ citizens* of thei ^eyerfti
states, a&yinterfering action of ttitf "states
Wipt JqtieBfeioii^haye been' decided. ifa a ^similar
'^w^nnay. i,X}1 rttig I
Mikft Carrington an employe of the Northern
Pacific railroad, at Fargo, was fatally hurt
while backing up a car.
Mr Paghof Chicago, has secured the use of
the Northern Pacific docks at Duluth and
will handle at least 50,000 tons of coal there.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul com
pany has advanced the wages of his laborers at
different points along its line from $1.00 to
$1.25 per day.
j. F. Lincoln, now superintendent of the
Sioux City division of the St Paul and Sioux
Citv road, will, June 1st, change offices with
T. P. Gere, now superintendent of the St Paul
division. Mr. Lincoln's departure will be gen
erally regretted at Sioux City.
The .westward emigration has already as
sumed such porpertions that the Winona fc St.
Peter railroad has found it necessary on several
occasions to run double-header passenger
trains in fact, they have found their rolling
stock almost insufficient to accomodate the
vast number of emigrants now pouring into
Minnesota and Dakota.
A contract for grading the road 300 mile3 up
the Yellowstone from Glendivo has been let, and
is to be completed before winter. Iron for the
track, ties etc., will be brought from Bismarck
on steamers, and landed at convenient places
for use along the river. Material for construc
tion will also be brought by rail and if possi
ble, the track will be laid the 300 miles this
rear, which will bring the end of it up near te
WEEKLY KECOKD OF CRIMES.
Patrick Quintin shot his mother in New York
on Sunday night because she could not supply
him with money.
At Philadelphia recently an infuriated Ger
man, named Irank Thuma, instantly killed liis
wife at their home, 2230 Mutter a treat. He
then hanged himself.
At Louisville, Kv., John Ferguson and Alex.
Hawkins quarreled in a restaurant, when the
latter threw a hatchet at Ferguson, crushing
his head so it is thought he will die.
Dr. H. D. Bullard of Delavan.Wis., has been
arrested on a charge of exacting exhorbitant
fees for the collection of pensions. The regu
lar fee is $100 and Bullard always demanded
and received $200.
In Spartansburg county S. C., W. H. Hicks,
aged thirty years, killed his wife, first shooting
her and then cutting her throat. He immedi
ately made two attempts at suicide by cutting
his own throat Hicks was arrested.
Cassius Truax of Odessia, was attacked and
slightly stabbed by
would-be robbers, while
returning home from Ortonville. It is sup
posed they mistook him for Mr. Randall, wno
they supposed carried home money on his per
A Dallas, Texas, dispatch says: J. B. T. Lvgo
has been arrested and charged with obstructing
letters addressed to Miss Lizzie Sloan, his guest
and an ijnportant witness in several cases of his
against an insurance company. Miss Sloan be
longs to Minnesota.
A dispatch from Black Biver Falls, Wis.,
gives an account of a fracas at that place be
tween Mr. Castle of the Wisconsin Independ
ent and F. F. Hollister of the Jackson county
Democrat, who formerly published a paper at
Waseca,Minn., growing out of unwaranted per
sonal abuse of each other in the columns of their
respective papers. The account says that Hol
lister got the worst of it
At Atkison, Kansas, Charles Gevin, formerly
of Iowa met h'S wife Louise, who is a waiter in
Walker's restaurant on Fifth street, and after a
few moments conversation drew a pistol and
fired at her. The woman attempted to run,
but fell at the second shot. The man emptied
four barrels of the pistol into her body and then
placing the weapon against his head, sent. the
remaining ball crashing through his brain.
Both were dead in a few moments.
FDRES AKD OTHER CASUALTIES.
At Gardiner,.Me., the pulp mill owned by
Hollingsworth & Whitney burned. Loss $30,
*. Joseph Pahl, a German living in Mary town
ship, was drowned while attempting to swim
the Wild river on Monday.
Elizabeth Gardine, the wire rope dancer,
who fell from a rope while performing, died
from the effects of her injuries.
At Napanee, Ont", besides Taylor & Sander
son's woolen factory, totally destroyed, Sir
Bichard Cartwright's grist mill and Scott &
Wagner's sash factory were partially destroyed.
Jack Ward' was: drowned on Hill Bros. &
Lambert's Platte river drive recently. His
body was recovered soon after. His parents
are supposed to live in Allamakee county,
The body of Mr. Stafford, the Irish gentle
man who was drowned near Redwood Falls
during the floody was found in Redwood, about
eighty rods below the spot where the accident
occurred, and was buried at Redwood Falls,
Reports from points in Ohio indicate that a
severe storm crossed central and southern
Ohiolast Saturday, uprooting trees, downing
fences, unroofing heuses, and damaging crops.
There wassome loss of life by lightning. The
loss at Columbus was $5,000.
Sunday morning the Island saw mill, on
French island, opposite Onalaska, six miles
above La Crosse, was entirely destroyed by
fire. The cause of the. fire is not known. The
tnijl belonged-to Hon. N. H. Withie, and could
not be replaced for less than $25,000.
By the explosion of a boiler in W. H. 'With
er's saw-mill, at Tomah, Wis., the mill was
completely demolished, and Luke Lowrey, of
Sparta, and another, name unknown, were in
stantly killed." Bichard Whiting, of La Crosse,
was fatally injured. Mr. Withers lives in La
Crosae. and) only-last Saturday his saw-mill at
that place was burned, involving a loss of
During the severe rain and hail storm of
Friday night, lightning struck the Preston
Lake school house, in Renville county, burning
it completely, together with a $200 cabinet or-
an, to Jtiss Rosser. The school
was new, finished last summer at an ex
pense of about $800. So much hail fell that
some remained in drifts until 9 o'clock the next
morning. It will take several days for the
wheat fields to look as well as they did before
Col. Tom Scott's health is better.
Herman Brock a heavy operator in pork and
lard, in New York} has failed.
L. A. Gobright, the old and fathful agent of
died on the 14th.
Trinity college students at Hartford have
been dismissed, owing to a case of varioloid.
Gen.W. S. Smith, of Chicago, has assumed
charge of the work_of the Hudson River
Tunnel company at New York, and pro
is new being made at the rate of five
feet per day.
Sensational developments have been made in
the Bhooting of Lieut Cherry. It seems that he
was shot by one of his own detail, and the.
whole affair is enshrouded in mystery. In the
light thrown upon the affair by the later dis
patches, it is impossible to see any cause for
The anti-monopoly leagues in Jersey City,
numbering 8,500 active members, arei taking
measures to force the railway owning the w^ter
front there to pay their, share of local taxaJuon,
from which they have been exempt heretofore.
The estimated value of the property is'$35,
000,000 to $60,000,000.
Lawrence. YiUartin of Chicago, wholesale
liquor dealer, has failed for $400,000. The
chief cause of the failure were heavy and. un-
losses incuiTed while they were running
the'Jockey club Jtrack, and sinking of tiearly
$80,000 in.theirNew York branch^
A dispatch from Chicago of the 149* says:
TEeDr. DTJiiger blackmailing case, in which,
doctor had Pfesuxna]bly arranged to secure a
heap of money and satisfaction gererati^'for
the pangs'.of a .wounded reputation, was to have
occurred, this afternoon before us tice' Hanunei.
The .man" with' the blighted reputation,
dot put in ah-appeirance, arid'the&rai
^equeflce w48 A?.dismissal of the-.caiajw,. the
court and the disappointment of an arixiqps atad
cmidus cr'dwd/ 'wno had collected to take, in^tbe'
full paytifiplarft.of the doctor's experigm&in
The Cfenstis reports iregafding'nev?^kpers
givfr the Mlotang figutes regarding 'the press
of Minnesota irr-Ten d$ily papers, 4 moping
lauuuieu uuo muirouuw during the year.
German, 1 daily and 2 weeklies. Average sub
scription price of dailies, $8.25 'weeklies,
circulation of dailies, 2,988
of weeklies connected1 with dailies. 4,169 of
Sunday papers connected with dailies, 2,,000.
Aggregate circulation of dailies, '26,893 of
weeklies connected with allies, 2o,014. An
nual aggregate of dany papers circulated, 8,
170,150 weeklies, 1,620,708. ...
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON,.
Gov. Foster thinks Senator Thurman is like
ly to be the next Democratic candidate for gov
ernor of Ohio.
More than $28,000,000 of fives were re
funded at three and a half at the treasury de
Gen. Schofield expects to make a tour through
Europe, and will probably sail from New York
some time in July or August
secretary Windom has issued a circular call-.
ing in the five per cent bonds with the option of
continuance at 3*2 per cent The amount is
Next week the president and his family will
move to the soldiers' home to remain there un
til the warm season is over. The physicians
say that owing to sewer gas the White House is
a very unhealthy place of residence
The report that Secretary Blaine contemplat
ed resignation has only this foundation: He
has stated to friends that in the event of the
withdrawal of Robertson's name, he should re
sign, but no such contingency will arise.
The Democratic employes of the senate, from
Secretary Burch down to the humblest laborer
in the coal vaults, are now convince
1 that they
will not be disturbed before December. The
ticket seem3 to be laid
aside, at least for the present
The secretary "of the interior~rules thatrail
roads entitled 'to the use of timber on public
lands in the legitimate work of construction must
make aipplication when they desire to use any
lax ge amount This decision is designed to put a
quietus upon unauthorized timber grabbing.
The nomination of William E. Chandler to be
solicitor general will be forced out of the judici
ary committee as soon as Robertson's case is
disposed of and after action on Chandlers
nomination an early termination of the present
extraordinary session of the senate may be
Inconsequence of the inactivity of the spring
trade in bonds Secretary Windom has extended
to May 20 the time for holders to secure a con
tinuance of their 6's at 3^ per cent. The new
bonds come low and the people will have them,
and it is estimated that less than $10,000,000
of 5's will be equally glad to continue at 3^.
Wm. E. Chandler modestly says "I think I
will be confirmed for solicitor of* the treasury.
I don't think Mr. McVeaugh is hankering after
my society as much as ke might do, but there
has been a great mistake as to the intimate
connection of the solicitor general. There is
not the least danger to the government involved
in a solicitor general for being the choice and
preferred companion of the attorney general."
A deputation from the National Temperance
society called on the president and presented
an appeal to him to so define the order of ex
president Hayes forbidding the sale of liquors
at army forts and posts, as to have ic include
fermented as well as distilled liquor. The. dep
utation presented petitions from thirty states and
territories, representing some 300,000 mem
bers of churches, and temperance societies.
Among the petitioners are Gov. Long of Mas
sachusetts and Gov. St John of Kansas.
A senator, who is one of Conkling's closest
friends and most trusted lieutenants, says that
all the statements to the effect that Conkling had
said the president has deceived him were false
that during all the eoncroversy since Robertson
was nominated Conkling had never spoken
disrespectfully of the president, and all state
ments to the contrary were inventions of. the
enemy. Something similar to this was stated
in the caucus, and it is understood the presi
dent was to be assured that Conkling had neithr
er threatened nor defamed him. This raised
the hopes of some that the president might lis
teh to proposals of compromise.
The house of commons not only deny Brad
laugh, the atheist, the right to sit in their au
gust presence, but by a vote of 118 to 101 de
clined to allow clergymen the same honor.
Catharine Marshall, fourteen years old,
daughter of a railroad laborer, whom Glasgow
papers stated had not eaten anything since the
beginning of the present year, it is reported has
commenced taking food.
The archbishop of Canterbury has issued an
important letter condemning the liberative so
ciety and calling upon the English church
men to resist and defend themselves against
encroachments to the uttermost of their power.
The society thus denounced by the archbishop
is an association for freeing the church from
Gen. C. C. Washburn's Princely Benefactions.
Madison (Wis.) Special.
Ex-Gov. Washburn to-day conveyed his
Edgewood property, consisting of thirty-four
acres, with all bu:ldings and improvements
thereon located, on Lake Wingert, a few miles
south of the city, to the sisters of St. Dominica,
who are to establish an educational institution
there. The conveyance is made without con
sideration, and the gift adds another to the
record of the ex-governor's magnificent public
benefactions. Ex-Gov. Washburn is slowly re
covering his health and strength, and now
thinks hewill fully recover. He leaves for
Washington to-morrow, where he will remain
two weeks and then sail for Europe on the 28th.
will visit the Springs of Germany, and will
not, probably, return until fall. He attributes
his recent serious illness to inhaling sewer gas
in a hotel in St. Paul.
Jim Blaine as an Editor.
From the Portland Press.
Mr. Blaine was the readiest and most versa
tile man I ever saw in the editorial room. He
never kept anybody waiting for him, and he
was equally exact in requiring that the printers
should have his copy in type and proofs ready
at the tMe appointed. Mr. Blaine writes a
graceful, fluent hand,. with few emendations,
and the printers Cbuld read it readily, though
sometimes a' new compositor would—remon
strate over it. He Belaom made "alterations
from copy." He seemed to fling his words
down like lightning, and they strack right ev
ery time. He always, when in town, superin
tended the "make-up" of the editorialpage,and
in the mechanical process he displayed a rare
faculty a phrenologist would say that his "or
.it *1 wftll Patrol
low it with this, and then this," pointing to a
third, "will just fill out," and he rarely ever
The Fair Throat Cutter at Farmington.
The only new fact or devolopement in the
Kelly case, was the arrest last week of Miss Kelly
on a warrant issued by Justice Gibbons, on. be
half of .Griesmeir, charging the girl with the
"with intent to do bodily harm," etc.
She was brought into town by Constable
BrownelL As was anticipated, she pleaded
not guilty, through counsel waived examina
tion, when her father became surety in the sum
term of the superior' court at Hastings. All
concerned then retired, and the excitement
over the affair is somewhat allayed. 'Greia-
of their Tolu or Rock &
continues to improve, and will doubtless
be able to attend the trial in person.
Army Offlcers'Killed by Road Agents.
The following is a'dispatch of the 14th froqi
Fort Niobrara, Nebraska: Samuel A- Cherry of
the Fifth cavalry, and escort, wjule oitit scout
ing for rOad agents near'Niobrara, came', upon
•'them suddenly, When a fight ensued .in.rwnich
Lieut Cherry was killed.. The.road agents es
caped. Cherry was adjutant of Tlionibttre's.
command on tMExpedition and in-the jactien
nia. 'During. the whiter of l§79h$p, Lieut
Cherry was, in Washington on lea^e, and there
first tnet Miss WhUy, hi8 fianc¥&' The circles
'of thq capital willieng jememl&^£nd<'regret:
Imperfect pm ect Pag#
Extra Session of the Senate, s?
Nothing of importance vu done in the open
session. In executive session the following
nominations were confirmed: Michael J.
Kramer, Kentucky, now charge d'affairs to
Denmark, to be charge d'affairs to Switzerland,
Vice Nicholas Ftehi resigned George. Y. Pom
ery, New JersV, tone secretary of tho United
States legation at Paris Thos. A. McMorris,
Colorado, to be .a member of the Ute commis
sion, vice JobnB. Bowman, resigned Geo._ W.
Atkinson, United States marshal, West Virginia
John S. Stickney, United States attorney
northern district of Florida Chas. M. Wilder,
laster at Columbia, S* C. A. Newton Kim-
USUUHWr ab UUiUUlUiO, u. v.«a. Mwnivu Ui
all, receiver public moneys, Jackson, Miss.
A long debate took place without action on
the nomination of Stanlev Matthews for justice
of the supreme court The confirmation was
strongly opposed by Senators Edmunds, Bay-,
ard ana McMillan. McMillan, it is understood,
spoke of the entangled connections of Matthews
with railroads, and especially of his views on
the Thurman act. He presented the popular
side of the opposition to Matthews confirmation,
and spoke as to the exponent of thb anti-monop
THOXSDAY, MAT 12.
Mr. Kellogg called up his resolution calling
upon the heads of the various executive de
partments for information relative to the clerks
and employes in the respective departments,
including information as to the person or per
sons on whose information such clerks or em
ployes were appointed.
Sherman and then Bayard expressed their dis
approval of it They contended, first, that all
the information asked for by Kellogg in his
resolution was contained in the biennial regis
ter, except the names of the men who recom
mended the appointment of the elerks, and
second, that they did not consider the latter
information sucn to should be. djyulged. In
many cases men had served the govern
ment long and faithfully who could not turn,
if it was desirable, to a single one of the
men who had recommended them, inasmuch as
they had all died. The late secretary of the
treasury spnke most feelingly of the faithful
servants of the people who might be turned out
of effice by politicians, if the information de
sired by Kellogg were laid before the latter.
The whole matter was finally referred to the
committee on printing.
Mr. Hoar offered a resolution directing the
committee on privileges and elections to in
quire and report at the next-session of congress
what measures are needful to secure An ascer
tainment and declaration of the result of the
election of president AdoDted.
In executive session. Stanley Mathews was
confirmed to be an associate justice of the su
preme court by one majority. The vote stood
twenty-one in the negative to twenty-three in
The principal speakers to-day were Senators
Edmunds, David Davis, Logan and McMillan
against, and Senators Sheiman, Pendleton and
Beck in favor of confirmation. The debate
was very similar to that or yesterday, the
speeches being, to a large extent, elaborate,
and the arguments then advanced by the res-
ective friends and opponents of the nomina
to the effect, on one hand, that Judge
Matthews is eminently qualified for
the supreme bench by his great
legal ability and personal ability and on the
other, that*his views concerning the constitu
tionality of the Pacific railroad funding act and
similar questions are such as might imperil the
stability of the last suprome cop:t decisions on
these subjects in the event of his confirmation,
and that his appointment is objectional for
FKIDAT, MAT 13.
HJb president sent a message withdrawing
the nomination of Gen. Lewis Wallace as charge
d'affairs for Paraguay and Uraguay, at his own
The president nominated Chas. E. Henry, of
Ohio, United States marshal for the District of
Columbia, and K. Frederick Douglass for re
corder of deeds, District of Columbia, vice
Geo. A. Sheridan, resigned.
The senate in executive session confirmed
the nomination of Don A.- Pardee as circuit
judge of the Fifth judicial district George
K. Gilmer, postmaster at Richmond Virginia
M. A. Locnie Keibs, receiver public moneys,
Boise City. Idaho Moses H. Bane, re
ceiver public moneye, Salt Lake Gity, Utah,
MONDAY, MAT 16.
The resignation of Senators Conkling and
Ptott of New York were laid before the senate.
Tlr. Burnside from the committee on foreign
relations reported back favorably from thai
committee a resolution declaring the consent
the United States government to be a con
dition precedeht'to the construction of ship ca
nals or other ways for the. transportation of
sea-going vessels across the isthmus connect
ing North and South America, and also to rules
and regulations under which other nations
shall participate in the use of such canals or
other ways. Mr. Burnside gave notice that he
would call it up to-morrow.
Mr. McMillan said that in the controversy
with the senator from Missouri (Test), some
weeks ago, upon the state debt of Minnesota,
he had stated that the bonds known as the rail
load bonds, had been fraudulently issued, and
had subsequently stated that they had been is
sued by the governor of the state under a
mandamus from the supreme court. He did
not wish to be understood as implicating the
governor or supreme court in fraud, but there
was a deep-rooted conviction in the state that
in other respects the bonds were fraudulent
and that it
the duty of the state not to pro
vide for their payment. He defended the Btate
against the charge of repudiation, and declared
that if it should appear that the railroad bonds
not fraudulent the people of Minnesota
would be willing to pay eveiy dollar of,, them.
The senate then went into executive session.
The senate confirmed Richard A. Ellmer, New
York, second assistant postmaster general: J.
Henry Wilson, collector Of customs, District
of Columbia WalterC. Brundage, surveyors
of customs, Michigan City H. H. Hunt, Jr.,
collector of customs, district of Montana and
Idaho: Chas. E. Henry, United States marshal,
D. C. United States consuls, Albert L. Dow,
Aleppv, India Sidney A. Cooper, Guttonberg
consw general at Bangkok.
VICTORY OF VILLAliD.
He Finally Secures Control of the Northern
of President Billings.
The Northern Pacific Railroad company at
last has been tipped over. A compromise has
been agreed upon between the Northern Pa
cific company and the Oregon Navigation com
pany, by the terms of which Mr. Villard with
draws all of hia suit. Mr. Billings resigns his
presidency of the Northern Pacific, and Mr.
Villard tatea his place.
Mr. Billings has sold a majority of his stock
for $3,500 000,
for her appearance at the June
that this enables Villard to
sain his ends. It is stated by those supposed to
be posted directly from headquarters, that the
holders of the $18,000,000 of new shares
have agreed to pool their stock, and that a
representation in the management will
be conceded to the Villard interest
It is probable that this arrangement will af
fect tha Pacific terminus of the road, but *ot
New York Special to the Chicago Times.
The Rev. Dr. Philip Schaff, of the American
committee for the revision ofthe New Testae
ment, said,that the book would be issued^on
May 20, simultaneously in this country and in
England.- The American Bible society cannot
reprint it until .there has been a change in its
constitution. Dr. Schaff thinks the new edi
tion of the New Testament will entirety replace:
the King James version. The American com
mittee recommended some minor alterations
which were not accepted by the.'English com
mittee, biit. they., will, be issujed .-in the form Of
an appendix to each.volume. Jjr.
these -alterations are intendedmerely to 'secure
greater.accuracy, and do notembrace anything
that. can be regarded as touching doctrinal
•points. For' instance, the Americans' reCom
of: the wtrd"grain.'ifor"com,"
the latter term being generally accepted now as
corn, of Which'' tHerja is' none"
raised in? Palestine. The English -'committed,
Jtwever. adhered to the.term, "con?,? and also,
oltf wajftr spelling,* which the America.n
committeerproposed to alter,
LIVELY POLITICAL SENSATION.
Senators Conkling and Piatt Resign
'v Their Seats in the Senate ofthe
The New York Legislature Being in Session
They' Will Seek Indorsement,
.Through the Mediom of
The senate of the United States on Monday,
and the country as well, had a genuine sensa
Senators Roscoe Conkling and Thomas O.
Piatt of New York resigned their seats in tiie
senate. Gov. Cornell was notified of the resig
nation by nM.il, and the senate and the country
was informed of the fact by the vice president.
This is the culmination of the controversy be
tween the president and the New York senators
over the nomination of Judge Robertson to be
collector of the port of New York.
The secret was admirably kept and when the
clerk of the senate read the formal notice
signed by Mr. Conkling and Mr. Piatt that they
had resigned, the excitement was intense.
Conkling's resignation is as follows:
WASHINGTON, May 16, 1881.—To Hon. C.
A. Arthur, Vice President: Sir—Will you
please announce to the senate that my resig
nation as senator of the United States senate,
from the State of New York, has been forward
ed to the governor of that State. I have the
honor to be, with great respect, your obedient
servant, ROSCOE CONKLING.
The resignation of Senator Piatt is almost
identical with Conkling's.
The letters of senator Conkling and senator
Piatt to Gov. Cornell, containing their resigna
tions. is very long, and gives the sole reason,
which is the nomination of Mr. Roberston as
collector of New York.
The principal objection to Mr. Roberston is
"We know of no personal or political service
rendered by Mr. Robertson so trancendent that
the collectorship of New York should be taken
in the midst of an unexpired term and given
him. Of Mr. Robertson it is reported by the
New York Tribune that his nomination was a
reward for his action as a delegate to the nation
al convention. If Mr. Robertson, in his action,
was influenced by a sense of duty, if he voted
and acted his honest convictions, it is
difficult to see what claim he has for any re
ward, not to speak of such a great reward, the
action, of which an estimate is thus invited, is
By this Mr. Robertson and sixty-nine other
men accepted from the state convention a certain
trust. They sought and accepted the position
of agents or delegates to the national conven
tion. The state convention declared its plainly
stated judgement and policy was to DO ob
served and supported by those it commissioned.
To this declaration all sent as delegates gave
implied consent But several of them, in ad
dition to this, made most specific personal
pledges and engagements to exert themselves
in good faith throughout to secure the nomina
tion of Gen. Grant They made this pledge as
a means of obtaiding their own appointment as
delegates, and they did, as is to us both per
sonally known, obtain their seats in the national
convention upon the faith of their personal
statements of their earnestness and fidelity.
The obligation thus assumed we understood to
involve the integrity as much as the obligation
of one who receives the proxy of a stockholder
in a corporation upon the pledge and promise
to vote as his principal would vote.
Whether Mr. Robertson was not himself bound,
not only by honor and implication, but by ex
pressly giving his word, becomes quite imma
teral in view of the claim made for him. It is
insisted that he "organized the bolt," or it has
been Sometimes stated that he was the leader of
the "bdlt" That is to say that he invited, per
suaded and induced others whom he knew bad
given their word and had obtained their seats
by doing so, to violate their word and betray
not only the republicans assembled in state
convention, but the republicans of their dis
tricts as well, who had trusted in their honor.
Whoever counsels and procures another to do a
dishonorable act must share with that other the
guilt and should also the odium of guilt at
tached to it We are, therefore, wholly un
able, upon whatever ground we put it, to see
justification for ourselves should we become
arties to using public trusts which belong to
people, to require stiehr service in such
The senators say, in conclusion, that they
think it right and proper to submit the matter
of their difference with the President to the
legislature now in session.
A friend who called upon President Garfield
late in the afternoon, reports, him as in good
spirits and not disturbed.
"What does he say about it!" was asked.
"Oh! he says he has nothing to do with the
case, and that these resignations will not hurt
"Will he take any official notice of it?"
"Not in the least He will go right along
about his duties as if senate resignations never
Occurred. Ho does not believe that Senators
Conkling and Phvtt are men of such vast im
portance that the country will be thrown into a
spasm by their resignations. In speaking of it
he said he believed the sun would rise in the
morning as usuaL"
"Did he say anything about the possibility
that Conkling ana Piatt might not be returned?"
"He said that if they should fail at re-elec
tion, the joke would be upon them. He seems
to think, however, that the two senators care
fully learned their ground before they made
the jump. In other words they know what to
expect from the legislature.
The president had given the New York sena
credit for ordinary sense and discretion
but this move somewhat shook his confidence
in their judgment. If the senators concocted
this plan to annov the president they failed in
their purpose. It gives him no trouble only so
far as it bears upon the fall campaign in New
York. To have that great State go into Demo
cratic hands the first year of his ad
ministration would be deeply regretted by
the president From the recent per
formance of the New York senators he is led to
believe that they will not exert themselves ta
prevent this catastrophe. Senator Conkling*
has several times intimated that the president'^,
cburse as he called it, would bo disastrous tq
the party in New York, and he seems to be
willing to let the experiment be tried. Thej
Conkling men say that the loss of New York
would be a rebuke to the White House which
would attract the attention of the country.
The. Conkling side is thus presented by a
warm friend: It means that Senators Conkling
and Piatt will not be insulted and outraged by
this administration. They have known from
the first that the nomination of Mr. Robertson
was Blaine's declaration of war against the rul
ing element of the republican party in New
York. They know that Robertson was appoint
ed to crush Conkling and destroy his influence
if possible. They had done eveiy thing they
could to prevent this bitter war in the republican
party. They showod that they had the republi
can party of New York behind them and that
only a small ring of disorganizes and bolters
supported Roberston. But the president re
fused to listen to any appeals for peace and
harmony. Conkling and Piatt then appealed to
the Republican senators to. unite with them In
saving the Republican party in New York from
disorganization, to help them to secure the
state in the coming election. But the Republi
can senators preferred to stick to the side which
control the patronage, and Mr. Conkling de
termined that he would not sit in the senate
and see such an outrage put upon the party he
has so ably organized and brilliantly led in
New York. Mr. Piatt agreed with him and they
have resigned. Yet no doubt thev will
appeal to their party for approval or disapprov
al of their course, and any man whe knows
anything about the republican party in New
Y*rk will tell you that Conkling and Piatt will
be endorsed with a vim."
The news did not create great excitement at
Albany.- The most general impression is,how
ever, that both the resigning senators will be
re-elected, and thus show a legislative endorse
ment of the position they have occupied, in or
.dec t©,counteract the influence, of the resolu
tions of. the senate find assembly endorsing
senator Rtibfertsbn's nominations.
What aBliud Woinan flas Done.
From theJButland, (Vt) Herpld.\i :ft^'
notable oldiladyjs Mrs. Lawrence, of
jDw^tpbuiy. ,ghe is ,71 years old, and for
j^a, .has. been totally bli^d.. Inuring
th^pa^t ^oye^s,,nevertheless,slie has sjpnn
^oiibled, ^nit1,400 knots^f.^
yam' 'making everjihing from a man's' cap
jshe has taken care of the butter of ten
cows, with the assistance of a girl 10 years
old, and also assisted about the cooking ana
general housework. She has never but
once during these years made a misstep,
at that time foiling trom the piazza into the:
road, breaking one wrist and spraining one
ankle, from whichinjury she has never fol
ly recovered ir'ir
What an Old Citizen of St. Paul is Doing—Hie
Purchase of the Finest Horses in the Coon*
The purchase of the St Paul Driving Park,
by Hon. Norman W. Kittson, who cdunts his
millions of money, and also by him of a large
number of the finest horses in the country, has
created great excitement in St Paul end also
among stock breeders generally. A few weeks
ago Mr. Kittson purchased at a sale in New York,
six English thoroughbreds and ten
high bred trotters, at a cost of many
thousands of dollars. The purchase of those
splendid animals only serve to whet, the desire
of Commodore Kittson, who has longed all his
life to satisfy his fondness for fine horseflesh
by the possession of the best in the land, and,
accordingly, accompanied by his trusted agent,
CoL D. W. Woodmansee, he started a few weeks
ago on a visit to the famous stock farms of
Kentucky and Tennessee, to select the finest
recruits obtainable fer his stud. Mention of
their purchases have been made from time_ to
time, and following the return of Messrs. Kitt
son and Woodmansee to St Paul last week,
came the invoice of blooded stock. There were
nineteen head in all, and they were unloaded
from the cars at the stock yards. Several of
the most enthusiastic horsemen of the city
went out to the yards to look over the stock
and the exuberance of their adolation upon
their return was sufficient to set the brain of
a neophyte in matters pertaining to horse
breeding in a whirl "I tell you," said Capt,
Atkins, as he braced himself against the coun
ter of the Merchants hotel, "Commodore Kitt
son has the very cream of the stock farms of
Kentucky and Tennessee—the very pink of the
stock of that region. Why, my boy, it will
just make your mouth water to go out and look
at that string of horses. I tell you he will
have the finest collection of stock to be found
in this or any other country, and it will be
something for St Paul to be proud of.
Commodore Kittson is not buying these hosses
for the purpose of making money, but out of
pure love for and pleasure in the ownership of
fine hosses." Ana Capt Atkins proceeded to
give a running description of the "hosses,"
with their various pedigrees back to the time
of their grandsires and granddams, with such
extraordinary and unbridled volubility that tho
reporter gave up the task of following him on
his note book with any degree of accuracy, in
despair, and wended nis way to the office of
Commodore Kittson in hopes of obtaining a
more calm and collected statement
THE TTAT.1t AND GENIAL OLD GENTLEMAN
was found by the reporter sitting at his desk
as cool and unconcerned as though he had in
vested but a nickel or two in peanuts instead of
having expended about $60,000 or $70,000
for horse-flesh within the past six weeks. He
received his visitor with characteristic suavity,
and in response to the inquiries propounded:
gave the following as the roster of his equine
battalion which arrived yesterday, and which
cost upwards of $40,000:
The trotting stallion Von Arnim, seven years
old, with a five-year-old record of 2:22, pur
chased of W. H. Wilson of Cynthiana, Ky.
The pricc paid fer this horse was $10,000,
just the amount he earned last vear.
Spotswood, a two-year-old stallion, full broth
er to RavenBwood, who has a record of 2:24,
and was sold in Kentucky last year to Boston
Hambrino Belle, a beautiful brown mare
with a white
A DRAMATIC SUICIDE.
Discarded and Divorced by His American
Wite, a Young Prussian Takes His Life in
St. Paul—Tragic End to a Checkered Careers-
Last Sunday morning a boy discovered the
«ody of a man on the lawn in the rear of the
elegant residence of Rudolph Paar, on Wa
basha street It was thatof Albert Von Schlit
ting, and was lying upon its back, on the
grass, with the arms extended. The coat
was buttoned nearly to the top, awl
from it was protruding part of a white hand
kerchief that had been inserted between the
coat and vest, over the. left breast. When the
coroner examined the body he drew out this
handkerchief and with it came a photograph of
a lady, the daughter of Mr. Paar, and formerly
the wife of Sciwchting, but who bad obtained
a divorce several months since. In a pock
et bcok on his person was the following, written
on a half-sheet of note paper, in German:
"Once more farewell, and I beg the forgive
ness of those I have injured. I nope you will
not deny to the dead what you have refused to
the living. Only a few hours of life are before
me, and then I shall die with my face toward
you, and begging your pardon. It is hard for
me to part from you, but I cannot live without
you, and now at the point of death, I tell you
the half of what has been said is not true.
Farewell to thee! Farewell to thee!"
The probability is that young Schlichting
found life to be a burden, and sought the resi
dence of his former wife for the purpose of
dying as near to her as possible, and, as he,
says in his letter, with his face toward her
abd in carrving out that idea he took some
kind of poison.and lay down there and died.
Albert von Schlichting, who thus ended his
life, as he once declared he would, uuder his
wife's window, was the son of Maj. von
Schlichting, a retired officer, who now resides
at Dresden, Saxony, viith two daughters, who.
keep house for him, his wife being dead. The
deceased was about twenty-six years of age,
and arrived in Now York six or sev
en years ago. He came to St. Paul
and being finely educated made many
influential friends, and among others _Mr.
Adolph Paar, a prominent merchant, whose
daugnter he married. After awhile he became
intemperate and dishonest, and his conduct be
came so outrageous that Messrs. Hall & Paar,
dispensed with his services, and consequently
his wife obtained a divorce from him, some-:
time during the past winter on the
ground of adultery and ill-treatment
Soon after the difficulty with his money ac
counts he left St Paul and went to Milwau
kee, where he engaged as a bar tender in a beer
saloon. He came to St Paul a few day's pre
vious to the suicide, probably with the deliber
ate intention of taking his life
There being some discussion over the re
ligious views of Admiral Farragut, his wid
ow says: "Though my husband was not a
member of the church until -within a few
years, previous to his death, he never ate a
meal without first asking God to bless it,
and ii^vet undertook any great work with
The 3$ey. .Phillips Brooks, qyer whose
possible departure from Trinijy church
Boston has been so grieviously elicited, is a
'man of noble -presence and giant frame.
in her face, and a white hind
foot, having a record as a five-year-eld of 2:23.
She is now six years old.
Sannie G, a small gray mare, nine years old,
by Almont, her dam being One of the Arabians
presented Gen. Grant
Fleming Girl, a six-year-old brown mare
with a breeder's record of 2:23 and a techni
cal record of 2:33.
These five horses were in one car, each one
baving separate stalls, and accompanied by
oareful attendants. They cost Commodore
Kittson nearly $26,000, and made the journey
quite safely, none of them having received so
much as a scratch.
THE OTHEB MEMBERS OF THE STBING
were four thoroughbred yearling fillies, one
four-year-old thoroughbred mare, two Smug
gler fillies, two or three trotting brood mares, a
two-year old Von Arnim filly and the ten-year
old dam of Fleming Girl. Commodore Kittson's
purchases during his recent trip number twen
ty-nine head. Nine of the mares were left be
hind for future shipment, being rather heavy
with foal or having colls too young to stand the
long railroad journey. He now has over fifty
head of trotters, thoroughbreds and other fine
stock, and he thus starts his breeding farm
with as beautiful a collection of animals of aris
tocratic lineage as can be found anywhere in
him. is tq bp£ound in Bos-
ton. He, is a bachelor
of iiis Bisteife' pr6sid6s tfe'r the rectory
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