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•01 JL L0UN8BEBY, Publisher. BI8MABGK, DAKOTA CURRENT NEWS. KADLROADS. The Omaha line has received the first if five Pullman palace cars built on a plan especially or its semoe. Itis rumoredthat General Manager HilLrof the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba, is seri ously contemplating the conatruction of anoth er important extension of his railway system from Pine Qity to Pelican Kapidf. Biley Gale, E. E. Sparks a^d. B. LeBrun are justices of the county court of Scotland county, Mo/, and a short time ago refused, un der the ruling of the State supreme court, to leyy a special tax to satisfy a judgement ob tained in the United States circuit court against Scotland county, in favor of holders of railroad bonds issued by that county. This -action placed these gentlemen in contempt of court, and Judge Treat sentenced them to three montb's imprisonment in the St. Louis jail, for disobedience to the order of the court WEEKLY RECORD OF CHIMES. Ex-postmaster Boyd of Houston, Me., was arrested for robbing the postoffice of money letters. At Mount Gilead, Ohio, a furious fight oc curred last Saturday between Samuel James, a farmer, and his sons, in whieh he stabbed his eldest son,-James, with a pitchfork, it is feared fatally. Advices ha^ieen received from Williams ville, Mo., of the kiUiag of John T. Davis, sher iff, and the wounding of J. F. Hotten, collector of Wayne county, by the three desperadoes who killed yeung Lafarge and committed other des perate deeds In, New Madrid county. FIRES AKD OTHER CASUALTIES. At Bradford Pa., 8. B. Hallon, Patrick O. Hara and J. N. St John were terribly burned at an oil well. The well made an unexpected flow of oil and gas, which took, fire at the boiler, enveloping derrick and men in flames in an in stant An explosion of 100 barrels of Danforth's fluid, stored in a cellar at St. Joseph, Mo., 9c curred. The floor over the cellar was occupied as a saloon and billiard room by a colored man, and a number of colored men were in there at the time, all of whom lost their lives. The number cannot be ascertained, butit is various ly estimated from fifteen to forty-five. Four bodies have been recovered up to this time, all burned beyond recognition, it is said that one white man was in the place at the time. The building was totally demolished, and instantly the inmates were all burned in the debris which was completely enveloped by the hot flame of the burning fluid. CURRENT EVENTS. Gen. Howard has abolished the Sunday blow out of the military band at West Point An emigrant woman en route from Poland to Glencoe, Minn., gave birth to twin girls at Mil waukee. It is rumored that a parlor train is to be run between Chicago and St Paul, commencing on the first of next month. The train will leave Chicago in the morning and reach St Paul at 11 o'clock at night, fto sleepers will be at tached to the train. At a temperance convention at Beading, Pa., iolent speeches were made by various min isters against F. Lauer, the brewer, at the con clusion of which Bev. J. N. Spear, who was on the stage, rose and forcibly defended Lauer. The person in charge of the meeting excitedly arose, seized Bev. Mr. Spear by the collar, and ordered him to leave the stage. Great excite ment prevailed, and Bev. Mr. Spear hastily de parted -g NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. A delegation of colored people waited upon ex-senator Bruce at his residence Saturday evening to congratulate him upon his appoint ment as register of the treasury. It has been decided to send General Carlin, lieutenant colonel of the Seventeenth infantry, to the command at Columbus bariacks, and CoL Black, of the Eighteenth infantry, goes to David bland, N. X. A convention of representative colored men from every part of the state of North Carolina demanded recognition from the administration and passed a strong resolution to that end, and appointed a committee to present them. CoL W. H. French, of the United States army, a retired officer, died in Washington of apoplexy. He was a major-general of volun teers during the war and brevent major-general in the regular army. He saw a great deal of service in Indian wars, in the Mexican war, and was a corps commander in in the war for the "Union. The president sent for Commissioner Le Due to come to the White Housfe. Le Due put in an appearance, and the president told him he must have his resignation immediately, and itwas written then and there. Dr. Searing of Massachusetts, his successor, is a practical as well as an experimental agriculturist, and the administration believes that the farmers will have no cause to complain on account of his nomination. Gen. Le Due will re main in office until July 1, when ho will return to his home in Hastings, Minnesota. A Washington special says: there was a curi ous circumstance connected^ with the first list of nominations sent in. It is a fact that the president sent to the senate the name of Boss Wilkinson to be United A1 fev a t-' fe States marshal for the western district of Louisiana, a man who has been dead two weeks. A Louisiana journalist informed the presidents wcretary of the '/phys ical disability* which would prevent Wilkfflfidtt from accepting the office, and in a short time a message came, withdrawing the dead man's name and substituting for it that of a very live I rffflinia.fiin.Ti, Mr. James C. Weeks. Senator Piatt was in the vice president's room about an hour before he left for New York. It appears that as a member of the postoffice committee, the nomination of Elmer to be second assistant postmaster general was referred to Elmer is a personal friend of Piatt's. Piatt handed the nomination back to the chairman, Ferry. "But you make no rec ommendation," said Ferry. "No," said PJatt, "I have none to make. 1 do not want it to be said that I am responsible for any appointment nnrfor this administration." Ferry took the nomination and reported the facts to the senate and was unanimously confirmed. i_ urv, ment,* andWmTB. Moore, deputy fourth audi tor have tendered their resignations to take effect immediately, fecretary Windom de to malt© public the circumstances con nected with his request It is learned, how ever, from authentic soteoes that inveatiganon at the navy department developed the fact that the persons named accepted a personal check from paymaster Stevenson in settlement of de linquency in his account, and issued a certificate that his accounts had been properly settled. The acceptance of a personal ch«sk in settle ment asm this case, is prohibited, consequent ly the transaction was irregular on the part of the officers of the treasury, and wlule the gov ernment sustains no loss, the secretary, deemed it sufficient ground for their removaL, B. B. Davis of the fourth auditor's office will be ap pointed to succeed Moore. FOREIGN FLASHES. A dispatch from Copenhagen says the Swed ish government is being alarmed and contem plates legislation in view of the emigration which is assuming the portions of an exodus Several counties practically denuded of all able bodied inhabitam A woman recently arrested has been identi fied as the companion of J. Ellersboaf, tSe chief director of the plot of the assassination the late czar. A secret press, arms and explo sives were found at her residenca The police, on Tuesday surprised a secret meeting outside the city, and arrested all present Father Sheehy and three other men, arrested at Killmarnock, Ireland, under the ooercion act are charged with assembling with others, and' attempting, by threats, to incite persons to suit their employment The postoffice a* ^kibbereen, Ireland, has been burned, down Patrick Doyle, a prominent member of the Kil larney branch of the land league, and noted fdr •fee conspicuous part. lie has taken ins upport of O'Donegnue at various elections has been arrested under the coercion acL'ij^a,-? 'i& h'M 'j" Accounts have been received in London of the disaster to the British sloop-of-war, Dor tereL which was blown up in the Straits of involving a loss of 143 lives. There were two explosions, the first sunppse^ to have been the bursting of a boiler used in condens ing sea water tieseco nd in thef^rwardngftj aane. The 'vessel went down, bow forehkwt, in eightfatboms of water in -three minutes, and nofiiingwaaseen after the second expla aion except few plank* The survivors saved tKeir lives by jumping overboard a«*» explosion. They we£ rescued by tKeir lives byjuinping overboard[after the first xploaion. Th-., sels and the yacht of the bishop oftheFi iala.nri« CORNELL, RR— Death of F. R. E. Cornel), Jn.lge of the Su pr. me Court of Minnesota. Judge F. E. Cornell 0# the supreme*"court of Minnesota, died at his home in Minneapolis, on Monday afternoon/23d inst On Thursday .evening, of tiie 12 than operation, for urinary calculi was performed by Dr. Christian Fenger, of Chicago, assisted by Drs. D. W. Hand, of St Paul and H. H. Kimball, of Minneapolis, hoping that the valuable life could thus be saved. The judge's strengtb.had been so reduced by the disease' that the result of the operation was looked for with the great* est anxiety by the friends and family. When, in addition to the stone, an abcess necessarily fatal was also found, the case became witaout hope. Previous to the operation he had lain unconscious and pulseless, and after was insen sible apparently to all surrounding. The sur geon in attendance entertained BO hopes of his recovery but on the Sunday following the operation of transfusion of blood was preformed, Mr. William H. Brown furnish ing six ounces of blood to the sufferer, and he rallied perceptively, and hopes had begun to be entertained of his ultimate recovery. Up to Monday morning the judge had indulged that hope himself. He took hid nourishment, and performed all liis bodily functions naturally. About 3 o'clock that morning he was seized with a copgestive chill, which proved too much for the already weaken ed frame to' withstand and from that hour he sank rapidly. About three hours be fore his death he spoke to his wife and said, "I am wearing out fast" These were his last aud ble words, and about 3 oVockin the after noon his spirit passed quietly away, no pain or suffering apparent. An autopsy was Held by the surgeons, which disclosed the fact that he interior of the bladder was completely filled with ulcers, but that the other organs were in perfect condition. Judge Francis B. E. Cornell was born on the 17th of November, 1821, in Chenango county, New York. He graduated at Union college 1842 studied law at Carning, and was ad mitted to the bar in Albany in 1846. He was elected to the senate of New York in 1852 from Steuben county and served his constituency ably, as he did in all the public positions h9 ever oc cupied. He removed to Minneapolis in 1854, ana has resided there ever since. Judge Cor nell held the office of attorney general of Min nesota for several terms, ana represented Hen nepin county in the legislature at various ses sions previous to his election as Judge of the supreme court THE WAGES OF SIN. Frank Gerrity Waylaid and Murdered in Cold Blood at Hudson, Wis., Sunday Morning. Frank Gerrity, twenty-six years old, a peddler in tin ware, left St. Paul on Saturday morning and went to Hudson, Wis., and at night was found at a den of debauchery, called the "Piohook Point," a covey of deus of pollu tion north of the city. As has besn their wont for mouths past, a gang of young bloods had congregated at the different houses there for a night of debauchery. At "Mother" Cooper's place were assembled a number of youthful companions from Hudson. Serving at the den was one Theodore Bounds, as caller at the dances,. Frank Shay, bar assistant, and Lizzie one of the inmates. During the SolidlvWilson, rogreaa of the danco it seems Gerrity got very into the good graces of Miss Wilson, much" to tie slispleasure of Bounds, and for Soma cause kaowaonly lo themselvda as yet, the two concluded to leave the Cjopsr den for' that of "Tute" Martin, some forty or fifty rods distant This greatly displeased the madam and kindled the ire of Bounds to an unbearable extent The twain had not preceded far when Bounds seized a double-barrelled shot-gun from behind the bar and, in company with Shay,:, took a cut across the intervening ground to cut them off. Secret ing "themselves behind some brushes, Bounds rose and fired, according to the Wilson woman's testimony, as Gorrity passed. At the sound of the gnu Gerrity uttered a terrible scream, when Bounds rushed out and fired again, hitting him full in the face. His victim fell to the ground instantly, but attempted to rise again, when Shay coolly remarked to his pal, "Oh you haven't half done your work, he is getting up." Don't you mind, I have fixed him all right," was tho hellish response to this remark, as both started back for the house. Gerrity, in his dying spasms, told the girl to hurry to town and tell Mr. Biley, his uncle, that he nad been murder .ed. TTin associates then began to gather upon the scene, and taking in the situation, rushed to the city for help, leaving the poor fellow up on the ground alone, weltering in his own blood. A lively team was procured as so en as possible, and the sheriff notified of the tragedy. When they reached the ground, Gerrity was just alive, but breathed his last as soon as they got his body into Dr. Hoyt's office, where they had taken T»w» for treatment Both Bounds and Shay were found at Mother Coopor's and arrested. Theodore Bounds came to Hudson about two weeks ago from Cliipoe wa or Black Biver Falls, where it is said he led a bard, reckless life. He is about thirty years of age, and bears the facial marks of a low, brutish nature. EOSCOE CONKLING. He Will Make the Canvass for Re-election, and Also Piatt. Senator Conkling and his friends held a con ference on Saturday night at the house of Vice President Arthur in New York city. Conkling announced that personally he preferred to re tire to-private life than to again enter upon the duties of senator. He had served his state in the senate to the very best of his ability for many years and he was ready now_ to step down and allow some one else to take his place, but notwithstanding his personal feelings in tha mat ter he felt it due his friends to take their advice in a question of so great imnar tance^ and he was ready to sacrifice his personal feelings to their He wanted it distinctly understood, however, that in case of again becoming a can didate for the senate that Mr. Piatt must be united with him. He will be a party to nb new arrangement by which he*should be returned to the senate and Piatt be sacrificed A very careful canvass of members of both houses of the legislature was made during the conference, and the result was that the gentleman came to a unanimous conclusion that both Conkling and Piatt could be elected. It was the opinion of Vice President Arthur, and other gentlemen present, that both Conk ling and Piatt should go to Albany at once and [ersonally engage in the contest before the legislature This.scheme was somewhat dis tasteful to Mr. Conkling. He said, of eourse I am in the hands of my friends now, and I feel bound to defer to their wishes but I don'tlike the idea of going to Albany on this missioa However,-it shall be as you decide. Look Out for Rainy Days. From the Springfield Bepublican. The alarming thing about the rush of pros perity just now is that every body haB settled down into the belief that it will last It will not, that as certain as it is that there will be a killing frost between now and Christ mas but in summer Christmas is proverbially along ways off and in tho general belief in the distance of a day of reckoning men are rarely tempted to put out more sail than they could carry in a storm. Above all every man. wh lives by his week's pay, be it big or little, shouli remember that this crush of work cannot last This year and last year, .the oountry by immi gration adds one in twenty to its labor. Besides the natural growth larger here than elsewhere, there .will be1 at the end of 1881', 21 men and woman wanting work- and willing to work cheap where there were 20 at the opening of 1880. It is these small fractional additions to the total supply which depress prices and make jobs scarce- by multiplying those who want to get jobs., :.k»" .i J- Insurance Jn Minnesota. The report of Hon. A B. McGill, insurance commissioner of Minnesota, which is now in fcf ifm'i Hv. .• the losses in this state the have bfeen very much greater than premiums received. There are bint two states in the Union—Pennsylvania and Ohio— whcrteTossoa by fire equal those & Minnesota, and.no other state in the Union snows anything like so largea ratio of losses tOfpftemiilpw- The report says the excess of tosriar incntred over premiums received amounts ,to $8(^592,25. This amount, however, represents but 4 very small portion of the actual losses.,|ncluing ex penses sustained by the companies. The ques tion for the next legislature will not be how to regulate insurance companies, but how to stop this great destruction of property. 7 CONGRESS. r-.', ExtralSession ijf thp Senate. WEDNESDAY, MAT 1W.' The business iniopm aeisidii waa unimport ant Senator Bayard offered a, resolution fer appointing a committee of two Senators to wait upon the President and inquire whether he had any further business to communicate to the senate. Adopted, and.'Senators Bayard and Cameron, Pennsylvania, appointed as such committee, and immediately proceeded to the executive mansion. The senate took a recess for an hour, and when the committee returned it reported that the president had 200 more nominations to make, and-would send them in as rapidly as possible. The following iiominations were sent to the senate in the afternoon: Envoys Extraordinary acd Ministers Pleni potentiary—Thos. A: Osborn of .Kansas, to Brazil, vice Hillard recalled Judson A. Kil patrick of New. Jersey, to Chili, vice Osborne transferred Stephen A. Hulbe^t of Illinois, to Peru, vice Christiancy recalled Lewis A. Wal lace of Indiana, minister resident to Turkey Geo. H. Manny of Tennessee, minister resident to Columbia, vice Dickman recalled Jeremiah Busk of Wisconsin, charge de affairs to Para guay and Uruguay, vice Cadwellrecalled Hor ace A Taylor of (Wisconsin, consul at Marseil les. France, vice Gould recalled. Alex. Boreman, United States district judge, western district of Louisiana Boss Wilkenson, United States marshal, eastern district of Ten nessee G. M. Thomas, United States attorney, Kentucky Bear Admiral E. T. Nichols, chief of the bureau of yards and docks, navy depart ment Geo.. H. Crumb, receiver of public moneys, Ironton, Mo. Thomas J. Jordan of Pennsylvania, Indian agent at Ponca agency, Indian Territoxy E. A. Stone. Ohio, Indian agent for Fort Hale agency, Idaho L. C. Main, District of Columbia, Indian agent for Lemhi agency, Idaho. A C. Wedge, collector of internal revenue, first district of Minnesota H. C. Ripley, col lector of internal revenue, sixth district of Mich igan Madison Davis, surveyor of customs, At lanta: H. B. Taliaferro, United States Attorney for Western district of Louisiana J. C. Weeks, United States Marshal, Western district of Louisiana. The nomination of Badeau as charge de af fairs to Denmark was withdrawn. THURSDAY, MAT 19. Immediately after meeting to-day. Senator Kellogg called up his resolution calling upon the head of departments for information as to the names of oflfoars, clerks and employes borne upon the department rolls, the date of appointment, the State to which each is charg ed, the compensation received, and whether such officers ai white or colored. The object of this revision is to discover the truth of the frequently repea ed assertions that many sena tors and members congress have obtained the appointment of clerks and other officers of the government improperly, having them as sighed to States in which the appointees have niver lived. The New England senators are charged with having jobbed in. patronage to an extraordinary tiegree. The resolution was lassdd, (hough strongly opposed by Morrill and herman. The senate went into executive session, when the following nominations were confirmed: Blanche K. Bruce, of Mississippi, register of the treasury. G. B. Loring, of Massachusetts, commission er of agriculture, to take effect June 30, next Aba er Tibbits, collector of customs, port of Del Norte, Tex. Thomas A. Beeves, United' States marshal eastern district of Tennessee, Collector of Internal Bevejaue—Francis H. Pierrepont, second district of West Virginia B. Rowett, fourth district of Illinois B. H. Lang strom, fifth district of Missouri A. C. Wedge, first district of Minnesota. J. M. Rusk, charge d' Affairs Thomas D. Dunman, postmaster at Corinth, Mississippi. Lewis Wallace of Indiana, United States min ister to TUJ key. Stephen A Hurlbut, of Illinois, minister to Judson Kilpatriclr, of New Jersey, minister to Chili. John E. Clements, of Louisiana, United States consul at Guatamala. S. B. Talinferro, of Wisconsin, attorney for the Western district of Louisiana. Henrj C. Bipley, collector of internal revenue, Sixth district of Michigan. Madison Dav s, surveyor of customs, Atlanta, Ga. The president sent to the senate the following New York nominations: Stewart L. Woodford, to be district attorney of the southern district: A. W. Tenney, to be district attorney of the eastern The list originally sent in contained the names of L. F. Payne to be marshal of the southern district, and John Tyler to be collector at Buf falo. FBIDAY, MAY 20—LAST DAY. Soon after the senate met it went into execu tive session and remained with closed doors un til a few moments of the hour of its adjourn ment When the doors were thrown open Senator Harris was in the chair. The galleries were empty, and the session ended with as lit tle fuss tS If the senate hadonly adjourned over until to-morrow. The customary formality of electing a president pro tempore was omitted, because the Democrats, happening to be in an accidental majority, were loth to take advan tage of that fact for party purposes. The senate confirmed the following nom inations: Walter White, of Maine, United States at torney for Idaho. James C. Weaks, United States marshal for the western district of Louisana. Albert W. Bush, of Indiana, collector of cus toms for the district of Puget Sound, Washing ton Territory. ,. Thomas J. Jordan, of Pennsylvania, Indian agent of the Ponca agency, Indian Territory.' W. Woodford, Tenny, McDougall and Knox for the New York attorneyships and marshal- GUenni W. Schofield as judge of the court of claims. Chas. A. Gould collector of customs for the district of Buffalo, N. Y. JohnF. Drapo, surveyor of customs, Pitts burg. J. H. Gray, collector of customs, Alexandria, Va. United States Consuls—J. B. Glover, Indiana, Havre, France G. F. Mosher, New Hampshire, Nice, France W. Wells, Michigan, Rotter dam M. B. Wharton, Georgia, Sonneburg E. H. Bogers, Nebraska, Chemnitz. E. A Stone, Indian agent for Fort Hall agen cy, Idaho. The senate rejected the nomination of W. E. Chandler as solicitor general. A vote was then taken, which resulted in its rejection by five majority, as follows: Yeas, 19. republicans, and nays, 23 democrats and Senator Cameron of Pennsylvania. The only other republican present and unpaired who did not vote in favor of the confirmation was Senator Mitchell of Pennsylvania, who withheld his vote from either side. '1 The Revised Bible and the Unitarian Church Bev. Edward Everitt Hall, of Boston said the majority of the changes made in' the: *«vwel New Testament were unimportant and Blight, but there were some which were decidedly rad ical, especially so in their bearing upon the relation of Unitarian. churches. JThe three texts relating to" 'the' trinity ofw Godhead, which people nbt wflll'veraed in. theolc&yi have been in-the habit of quoting SIM been so changed as to ustain Unitarian views* Rev. W. C. Gannett, pastor of the Unity church in St Paul, says: "As to the probable use of the new translation of the bible in Uni tarian churches about which I have'been asked, allow me to say the revision is of leas im tlebible is to^mosfc UitttaxianiPiiot Fan inspired revelation but a noble -literature partly becaUbe churches'* have long" used re vised translations at £he option'of the minister. I have frequently found the pulpit provided with the usual version and a revised New Test ament Of course the new revision will be freely used so far as it seems bettor than others. I happened to use it this morning for a certain passage. In our ehurch service, we habitually use Scriptures, old and new, from many sources, Hebrew, heathen and Christian, ofteneet,. perhaps, the reading joins, ^passage, from our oible with some poem* Eers of the United States at Paraguay and Uruguay. Thomas A. Osborne, minister of the United States at Brazil, vice W. Hillard, recalled Horace Taylor, consul of the United Stiles at Marseilles, France. George M. Anty, minister residont to the Uni ted States of Columbia. REVISilb IffiW TESTAMENT Immense Sale in- New York—Telegraphed to Chicago—What Clergymen say About It. No book ever issued has ever met with such. enormous sales as the revision of the new testa ment It was published in New York on Friday and over 100,000 copies were sold. In Bos ton 20,000 were sold on that day, and about the same number ic Philadelphia, while .-pub lishers were unable to supply one tenth of the orders from other places. Friday night last the Western Union Telegraph company received rrom New York direct, for the Chicago news papers of Saturday alone, 109,436 words of special dispatches, 99,658 of whioh were parts of tho revision. On Sunday the work was made the subject of numerous discourses in the larger cities. Hen ry Ward Beecher said that as. far as he had read he was highly pleased with the work of the re visers that he agreed substantially with the the changes made, in fact bad for. many years been using many of these changes in his pulpit He disapproved, however, of the substitution of the word servant for slave, used in KingJames' version, as the translation of doailos. He was not one of these absolutionists who believed Blavery was net recognized in the scriptures. He thinks the revision will be very generally accepted At Philadelphia, in most of the Protestant churches clergymen referred to the revised New Testament Their views inmost cases are strongly in favor of it as a valuable work, which will throw light upon many doubtful matters. In one or two instances the work was condemn ed. Bev. Henry C. Potter of Grace Church, Bev. Dr. Morgan Dix, Bev. J. P. Newroan of the Central Methodist church, Bev. W. W. Bawdish of the Methodist church, Rev. W. M. Danis, Congregational church, Dr. Howard Crosby, favored the revision and thought it would oo eventually adopted as the standard version. Bev. Edward W. Oilman of New York, one of the secretaries of the American Bible society said if, after a trial, the new version is approved by public opinion—if Christian people desire it there was nothing in the way of an amendment to their constitution to enable them to circulate the book. The society is not in any way op- osed to the new revision, and many of its mem are interested in it At present tho soci ety is a looker on. Bev. Dr. John J. Newman,Dr. Thomas Armi tage, Bev. Dr. T. W. Chambers of the Beformed Dutch church, New York, were not satisfied that benefits would accrue from the revision. In St Paul, various clergymen were inter viewed with the following results: Bev. Mr. Breed of the House of Hope said, no formality is required for introducing the new bible into the Presbyterian churches. When it it is ready and a sufficient number of copies are received, so that there will be no confusion or inconvenience, it will go into ganeral use in tho churches without any particular command or authority. Bev. Dr. Dana of the Plymouth, congrega tional church, was inclined to think the com mission which hasaproduced this new transla tion, lias done its work with such wisdom and in such a careful, scholarly way, that thp result will be satisfactory to all branches *of the Christian church Bev. Mr. Gilbert, of Christ church (Episco- 8le alian), rounds his objection upon the fact that time for a revision has not come, new man uscript are constantly being found which throw more or 1«S3 Jight on the sacred book. This being the case, he thinks the church should rait till all information that convention of district: Henry E. Knox, to be marshal of the southern district: C. D. McDordgall, to be marehal of the north ern district Charles A Gould to be collector of customs, Buffalo, N. Y. in railway cpra and hotel piazzas as establishing the three in one, have been stricken out Five other texts have tin ciiuroli33. R3v. Dr. Thoma3 o: St. Taul's church (Epis copalian) said the ac'ion of the Protectant Epis copal Church will depend largely upon that of the church of England. Should she rejecr the revision, there would be little hope of its adop tion hero under the most fayorabl circumstanc es, no definite action can be taken before IS86. The subject will probably be brought before the next general convention of the church, in 1882, as this is tho only body capable of acting upon it A committee will then be appointed to consider the new revision and the propriety of its adoption. This committee cannot report until threa years later, when the decision ot the church will be made. Bev. G. Smith of the First Methodist church, said that so far as he had studied the new readings they met with his approbation and believed them to be in full sympathy with the divine word, and the production of the finest scholarship of the nineteenth century. He believed the work well done, and that in two or three years the new Bible would replace King James' version in official use. Bev. Edwav'J D. Neill, president of Mactlev ter college, is pleased with the revision, because it more faithfully reflects the Greek, than the translation of the days of James I. The more it is examined, the more it will be approved, and ultimately will be used in the pulpit Bev. Dr. Daniel Stewart, pastor of Park Av enue Presbyterian church, in Minnoapolis, said the new version was a good one, a better one than the olu, and one destined to supersede it in time he thought entirely probable but for himself, he should probably adhere both in pulpit and for his own reading to the old and loved one that he-had kno vn and studied.. He thought it would SOw Socuments, can be had has eon obtained. This is his principal objection, briefly stated. It is not probable Bible will bo used 5n that the new tho until Episcopal churches its use has been av.tho: (1 by a general be a valuable aid to clergy men and that every minister would have a copv, at least, on his study table, to which he would refer in cases where the meaning was Obscure or doubtful. Rev. Dr. Beattie, pastor of Plymouth Congre gational church, of Minneapolis, thought it would be a valuable auxiliary to the library of the biblical student, as it could net very well help being, fro A the amount and extent ot learning and ability in the commission that had so long Deen at work, and assisted in their work by the late and valuable discoveries of manu script and contemporary facts of biblical times. Its adoption by churcheB was entirely an op tional and individual matter, but it would prob ably be another generation before the new Bi ble would supersede the old.even if it ever Jdoes. Bev. John Wood, who is supplying tho pul pit at Andrew Presbyterian church, in Minne apolis, did not think skepticism could derive any comfort from the changes. The very fact that the commission comprised nearly all shadea of religious belief, and adopl of eligious oeuer, ana that no reading was ted without the almost unanimous consent commission on both. sides of the •_ waler and, further, that the result of all this, is a Bible substantially like the old and ac39ptable to them all, would go very till far towards con- vincing.the skeptical Its publication at this time and under these circumstances/ and the critical discussion likely to be awakened, would revive, the interests of the people at large in the book, and was deal of good. circulated to do a great ADriTe at Col. Bob IngersolL Washington Telegram. The commissioners of tho district re ceived a letter from W. H. Tenney, of Georgetown,, which says: "I notice K. (J. Ingersoll lectures on Sunday for pay. You compel a film, of which I am a member, to stop our mill one day in seven. You also require theatres and other places of amuse ment to be closed on Sunday, also places of business and restaurants. Is Ingersoll, because he isia gentleman of considerable talent and delivers amusing lectures, «a titlfcd to special privileges? The swneoJ?" jectibri would apply to Henry Ward Beech er or other clergymen delivering lectures on ithe Sabbath where, a fee ww? charged for admission." The commissioner^ ao* knowledged the receipt' of the letter aiitt' state that it will receive attention. f- p-JV EX-PRESIDENT U. S. GRANT. A Very Remarkable Letter in Regard to th« Conkling Business in Which the .General Makes Some Statements Tf Ar6~ Coatro yerted by the Record. v\. NBW YORK, Mjgj^a^Rio following iettex from ex-President ^Grant to%]Senator Jones, o! Nevada, isvpubli^hedhe^e: CITY OF MEXICO,^pril^L-^fy DMrSeifator: 1 see by the latest dissatchetetreceived nere from the "capital of our country, tharthe deadlock in organ izing the senate has not been broken, and that noth ing has been done by the president to allay the bitJ ternesswhich_mustbelengeQctefediifL.moat re 3cent *ppolDtment«.--When the first batch of nomi nations for New York was sent, I «as delighted. 1 believed, then the president had determined to rec ognize the Republican party, without affectation but his nomination .to-day convinces me that t^e flrst~.'a^' ras." but ,*.a „sp"aft of a deep laid scheme by somebody to punish prom inent leaders for being pnenly, friendly to me. 1 cannot believe that Gen Gharfield is. the author oi this policy." !gave him credit fdfr being too big's man to descend,to such means for 'the punishment of men who gave him a hearty support Tit' his elec tion, and who are disposed to give him .the same support now, for the offense of having had former reference for sotne one else for the office which he holds. But Garfield is presidunt, and is re sponsible for all the acts of the administration. Conkling and Piatt are'chosen senators from the grea^Stateof New York, and that, too, against all the administration, created by the same party that elected them... This. should give- them, all the stronger claim to be consulted in the matter of ap pointments in their State. When it dime to FILLING THE MOST INFLUENTIAL OFFICE in their State without consulting these senators, it was agreat mistake. When.he selects the most of fensive man to be found, it becomes an insult, ana ought to be resented to the bitter end. I sincerely hope the president will see this, ,apd correct h:^ mistake himself, and restore harmony to the party. He owes this to himself and to those without whom he could not have been elected. Nobody believes that he could have carried the State of New York without the active support of her.'senators. Their passive support would not have answered. Without the State of New York, Gen. Garfield would-not now be president. His rewarding Robertson is not only offensive to the New York senators, but it is offen sive to New York ReDublicans. The change of Badeau and Cramer, the two appointments in which I feel a strong personal interest, was very distaste ful to me.. The first, because of our personal rela tions, and mv wish that he should be. kept where he is. The office would support him uptil he finishes some work he is encaged upon, and which he could do without interfering with his public duties. The second, because it was at the expense of removing a son of my old secretary of state, who probably never had his superior, certainly never for moral worth, in that department. It is true Fish resigned, but he did this from a sense of houor, supposing it to be the duty of representatives abroad to give a new administration an opportunity of saying whether they were wanted or not Very truly yours, U. S. GRANT. To Hon. J. P. Jones, United States Senator. AN EXPLANATION CALLED OUT. WASHINGTON, May 19.—Gen. Grant's letter to Senator Jones,- published in New York to day, has elicited, the following authoritative statement regarding the circumstances attend ing Fish's retirement from the diplomatic ser vice, and selection of Mr. Cramer to succeed him as charge d'affairs of the United States at Berne: When Grant was in Washington in March, or shortly after President Gar field's inauguration, he made several requests of the president, of which the latter made a written memorandum in Gen. Grant's presence. Tbe.request in regard to Mr. Cra mer was that he might be transferred from Denmark to a more southerly climate. As Gen. Grant specified that he did not ask a higher grade, only a milder climate, the resig nation of Mr. N. 4?ish from the Swiss mission, the same grade as Denmark, opened the way for complying with Gen. Grant's request, and the president promptly availed himself of it, in supposed compliance with Geh Grant's earnest wish, person ally expressed. In regard to the resig nation of Mr. iftsh from the Swiss mission, apers on file in the diplomatic bureau of state show the following facts: On Feb ruary 13 last, Mr. Fish, charge d'affaires of the United States at Berne, Switzerland, sent to Mr. Evarts, secretary of state, the following: I enclose herewith a dispatch tendering mv resig nation. I feel I can no longer retain the position here with justice to myself and family. When I ac cepted it, I hoped it would be soon returned to its former rank and pay, and you were kind enough to lead to believe that upon such restoration, I should be retained in office. .1 know what a flood of appli cations the announcement of my resig nation would create, and therefore to pro tect the department from them, I send my resignation in unnumbered dispatches to you., IiETTEB TO BLAINE. On March 7, in a communication addressed to Blaine, Mr. Fish wrote as follows: On the 13th ult. I addressed your eminent pre decessor in office a dispatch marked "separate," which I enclosed in a private letter to Mr. Evarts. My reasons for so declaring were solely to protect the department from possible and almost inevitable annoyance, which disclosure of its contents might impress on the department. I have the honor now to enclose herewith a copv of the same, and I now for the first time place the same on file here. I shall await your wishes as to the time when I may be relieved from duty here, but I hope I may have timely notice by cable concerning tho time when may exDect my letter of recall. FISH'S LETTEB 'OF RESIGNATION, referred to in the foregoing note to Secretary Blaino is given in full. It is dispatch marked separate and was duplicated to Blaine. It is as follows: UNITED STATES LEGATION. BEBNE, Fob. 13, 1881.—Sir: In order that President Garfield may be free to select any representative he may desire to fill this mission, I have the honor to tender here with through you, my resignation of the office, to take effect Mareh 4th next, or as soon there after as my successor may be appointed. I beg that you will assure President Garfield that my action is prompted by no want of sympathy for his administration, and that on the contrary I should be most haDpy to contribute rcy heartiest support thereto in any capacity suited to my abil ities, and that he would find that whether in private life or official position, no more zealous supporte of the great principles which the people of the United States have endorsed in his election. In thus tendering my resignation permit me to thank you and the gentle men of your department for many courtesies and marks of consideratiun which, during a period of nearly ten years, has been extended me. It is with regret I thus seek to be relieved from duty here, but I feel that the time has come when, in justice to myself, I should have a more important position, if am to remain in the service, or that I should find some more renumerative employment by leaving it. I respectfully request that! be in formed when it be most agreeable to relieve me. I have the honor to be sir, your obedient servant, NICHOLAS FISH. BLAINE'S ACCEPTANCE. Secretary Blaine formally accepted Fish's resignation in the following letter: DEPARTMENT OF STATE, J. WASHINGTON, March 28,1881. Nicholas Fish. Esq.: A Sir: 1 have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter. No. 301. of the 7th inst, in which you ten der your resignation of the post of charge affairs of the United States to Berne. In accepting your resignation the president desires me to. express to you the high flense with which he entertains of the able and faithful manner in which you have repre sented the interests of the United States at Berne during the continuance of your term of office, ana thank you at the same time for the sentiments you express in reference to Ills administration. Inform ing you that Mr. Cramer, now at Copenhagen, has been appointed to succeed you as charge affairs to Switzerland, also that the letter of recall will be sent you by an early mail, I am. sir, etc.. JAMES G. BLAINE. On April 4, several days before Secretary Blaine's letter accepting tho resignation had reached Mr. Fish, the secretary, having re ceived intimation that Fish would be glad to remain in the diplomatic service,, offered him the mission to Denmark, which is of the same grade as Switzerland. Blaine made the offer by cable these Words: "Would it be agree able.to you to go to Denmark?" Fish answered the same day by cable as follows: "No, thank vou. Want promotion." On tho succeeding day, April 5, Fish again cabled Secretary Blame as follows: "Can I have Berlin?" ii the administration was unable to tender Fi* the Berlin mission and as he had declined Den mark the corresnoncence ceased. ... A young gentleman who is much given to boasting1about his "tone" was recently sit ting at a table in Minneapolis: He gave to several literary gentlemen much informa tion about literature, told one or two artists how tJ pfcint, and, not unwilling to pat ronize his 'hostess told her how to improve her soup. When the lamb.. with mint sauce was served he jSaid, "Tha,t is right. Mint teauce always brings out' the real taste bf[ the Sheep.' 'Jelly, however, makes-it tasted little more muttony." ,i kilt plaiting borde is veiy soft and becoming $ "Hfr* $m&i& YENTRILOQUISJL 'Some of the Pranks "Which Twttlloiintitf' Have Playod on Their Fellow Bfezu Interview with Professor Owen Dixon. "Who were the greatest ventriloquists?" "Well, there was an old Athenian named Eurykles, who is spoken of in history a» master of the art. Then there were Pio fessor Alexandre and Louis Brabout, a! modern limes. They were\ both French men. Brabout lived in the fourteenth century, I believe, and was said to be the best ventriloquist the world ever knew. "Alexander lived at an earlier period and was noted more for his mimetic representations than for his ventriloq ual powers: Profes sor Love^f England, was celebrated in the art.'ahd was rivaled by Professor Harring ton, who- died yesterday in Revere, Mass. Of those' living to-day, Frederick McCabe and E. D. Davies are the greatest. Davies is now retired in Australia, and McCabe has recently signed a contract to go there the present season. Davies was the first ventriloquist to introduce 'figures,' as an BjEissitance to the art, in America." McCabe was a great practical joker. Several/years ago he was on board a Missis sippi river Bteamboat, and, forming an ac quaintance with, the engineer, was allowed freedom of the engine room. He took & seat in the corner, and, pulling his hat over eyes,, appeared lost in reverie. Presently a certain part of the machinery began to squeak. The engineer oiled it and went about his usual duties, In the course of a few minutes the squeaking w£s heard again, and the engineer rushed over, oil can in hand, to lubricate the same spindle. Again he returned to his post, but it was only a few minutes until the same old spin dle was squeaking louder than ever. "Great Jupiter!" he yelled, the thing's bewitched." More oil was administered, but the engi neer began to smell a rat. Pretty soon the spindle squeaked again, and, slipping up behind McCabe, the engineer squirted a half-pint of oil down the joker's back. '"There,' said he, "I guess that spindle .won't squeak any more!" The joke was so good that McCabe could not keep it, and he often tells it with as much relish as his auditors receive it." "At another time McCabe was confronted by a highwayman, on one of the lonely streets of Cincinnati, as he was returning to his hotel from a moonlight picnic. The robber presented a cocked revolver to the ventriloquist's head, demanding his money or his life. McCabe's quick wit saved him. He threw his voice behind the robber, ex claiming: 'Hold, villian, you are my pris oner!' The frightened scamp turned his head, and McCabe dealt him a blow that felled him to the ground. He then secured the revolver and marched the scoundrel oft" to a police station." Louis Brabout, the great French ventril oquist, was also a great joker. The story is told of him that he fell in love with a beautiful young novitiate who was -soon to take the veil. The sentiment was returned, and Brabout arranged for an elopement: His inamorita succeeded in getting outside the convent wall, and the two hurried away to the house of a neighboring priest. The holy man was awakened and requested to perform the marriage oeremony. His re fusal was a thing to be expected, but Bra bout was too cunning for the old man. When he said "no!"most emphatically, and was about to raise a commotion and have the novitiate returned to the cloister, a deep sepulchral voice was heard coming from tho bowels of the earth. It said: "I am thy father, and am still in tor ment. Marry this couple to each other, and my probation in purgatory will be over." The frightened priest called on all the' saints to protect him, and proceeded to per form that ceremony with greater alacrity tbftTi he had ever shown on similar occa casions. "Doyou ever play jokes?" "Not often.. I. am not giyen to suok sport as a general thftig, but occasionally amuse myself at the expense of others. Last year I was traveling with a musical combination. One day while riding on the cars I threw my voice into a covered bas ket, and set up a furious barking like a dog. The lady beside whom the basket was? sitting gave a scream and bounded out of the seat. Then I made a cat join in with the row, and a brakeman came running pell-mell to quiet the disturbance. He jerked the lid off the basket and found nothing but a lot of delicious peaches the lady was taking home. The crowd was con siderably mystified. Then I set a bumble bee buzzing about the brakeman's ears and. he retreated*. A gentleman who was stand ing near heard a wolf growl so ferociously behind him that he jumped about two feet high. Then the lady was led to believo that a mouse's nest had. found lodgement in her pocket, and the circus was complete. But I don't believe much in such capers and generally forego the fun I might havo if I felt disposedL" THAT BLESSED BABT. Excitement in a Mining Camp Over the Ar val of a tittle Stranger. From the Durango (CoL) Becord. Miss Una C. Pearson, infant daughter of John and Ella Pearson, bears her honors gracefully of being the first child born in Durango. The happy event occurred Monday, Jan. 31,1881. We have noticed an unusual number of people going in the direction of the young lady's domicile for a few days past—frontiersman, -l-! wh» probably had not seen an infant ior twen ty years old miners, who would part with their last nugget to get a glimpae of the fragile bit of humanity prominent busi nessmen, teamsters, doctors, lawyers, and women all wended their way to seethe new arrival. One old miner from Silverton presented the little curios ity with a bag .of gold-dust., Mc Fadden & Son gave a deed for a town lot on Second street Mr. Luttrell followed suit with ft corner lot on the boulevard Mr. Creek sent over four tons of coal Newman, Chestnut & Stevens made the little ones heart glad with a dozen bottles of soothing syrup, and John Taylor, Jr., followed with, a soft bftir brush, while Gnffin & Carpenter sent in a rubber ring and a box ot safety pins, Mr. and Mrs. Diamond gave the baby their little cross dog Prince to play with when she gets old enough. Roberteon & Rowley, soon as they heard the news, went, to work malring a baby carriage. Ed. Schif er wanted to give away his baby steam en gine, but it makes such a big racket that it would keep the little one awake SQ, in stead, he presented a receipt for a post office box. The Record put her name down for a year's subscription to the daily and weekly gratis. Finch, of the Nose Paint, thought his goods were too strong, so he bought a powder box as his offering for face paint. Dr. Cowan, of the Windsor, gave a box of toothpicks that's abou* as much as a bachelor knows about babies. Baldwin, the shoemaker, tried to take her measure for a pair of shoes, but his lasts were all to small. Justices Flag-^ ler and Craig, and ex-Jnstice De Mattes, of Leadville, made a call in a body, and took depositions that she really was the first-born.. Mr. Eldridge, of Leadville» .presented a quilt. Meyers (another old gji bachelor) of Meyers & West, brought up a Sg ft pony with a sideifciddle for the -young-'ife la^dy t6 take horseback ride. Other and jp Various things .were offered at'the. shrine of jhejtotrbpnu, iji and.fake it fill in ^l/na otiter baity ey ceived* such 'it roiismg weJc6ihfe'-as in the glorious climate of Durango* 4 m'