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BY MARSHALL McCLURE.
TAMESTOWN, DAKOTA. Cleveland, O., now claims a popula tion of 210,000, and is increasing rap idly. The rapid growth of the leading western cities is one of the wonders of the present age. Three thousand colored people have left the southern states for the extreme west, and as many more will shortly follow. They go, they say, because .they are offered regular wages as farm hands, and are becoming impoverished iin the south by high rents and small margins. More snow has been seen in England this winter than for a great number of years. In the Moreland. districts of the North the snowdrifts have been so deep that in some instances they have been tunneled and solitary houses have, with difficulty, been supplied with the necessaries of life. Senator Miller of California is slow ly passing away. While nothing to cause special alarm has happened, his friends feel satisfied that he cannot recover, and that it is only a matter of a little time when he must succumb to the inroads which disease is mak ing upon his system. It is feared that lie will not live until the close of the present session of Congress. The Rev. Dr. Phillips Brooks writes to the Boston Advertiser: "I should be very sorry to have said to the Har vard students, as I find myself report ed to have said, thac 'no manly man can continue in the Christian ministry unless he is supported in a manner worthy of his needs and his tastes.' Will you allow me to disown a state ment so unworthy of my profession and so contrary to my convictions?" At a banquet in Cincinnati, given to the members of the National Editori al Association, a notable feature, says the Times, was the large number of glasses filled with wine, which remain ed untouched. On inquiry it was in varibly found, that these filled glasses stood near the plate of an editor who hailed from some Southern State. Of the twenty-one delegates from Texas it is stated that all but two were total-abstinence men. One of the greatest railroad move ments ever known will take place on the first day of June, when the gauge of the Southern roads will be changed to a size to correspond with the North ern or standard gauge. It has been decided that Monday, May 31, and Tuesday, June 1, be set apart for the work. The standard railway gauge in the Southern States is five feet, three and half inches more than the com promise gauge in use all over the rest of the continent. Statistics regarding the origin of fires in this country show that incen diarism is by far the most important of the causes which lead to the im mense waste of our national wealth that now takes place eash year. This contemptible crime is said to have caused 30 per cent, of the fires which occurred in 1884. Other leading causes enumerated are defective flues, matches, explosions of lamps, spon taneous combustion, stoves and stove pipes, ashes, gas jets, fireworks, fur naces and explosions of varnish, vola tile oils, etc. Hall's Journal of Health calls atten tion to the fact that this is the season forpneumonia. Anything that lowers the vitality of the system is conducive to the disease, and should be carefully avoided. Overwork, either physical or mental, has much to do with it, and this explains why so many busi ness men and brain workers fall vic tims to it. Sudden changes of the weather and draughts of all kinds are to be guarded against. In a word, live temperately, dress warmly, avoid all imprudences, and pneumonia will keep «way from you. It is now believed that the Hennepin canal bill has friends enough in ihe house to insure its passage. Some members from the eastern states fa vor it, but it has scarcely any friends in the eastern press. The canal pro posed is in the main an enlargement of an existing canal which connects tne lakes at Chicago with the Missis sippi through the Illinois river. To widen and deepen it so as to make it navigable for the craft which use the upper Mississippi would require, it is estimated, between eight and nine mill ion dollars. The advantages of a continuous water way between the great river and the lakes are apparent. Sergeant Cole, the Uniteu States Sig ^nal Service officer in Boston, read a paper on "The Cold Waves of the United 8tates," in that city recently, in which he said the term "cold wave" means a sadden sinking of the tem perature below the normal. He said the observation of such waves has *been carried on to a great extent by the Government. It takes on an average fifty-three hoars for a cold wave to journey from Helena, M. T., to Boston, and the average rate o! •peed is about thirty seven miles ar hour. He said that the cold wav? notices of the Signal Service Bureau have been of great value to frnit and product dealers of different cities. ms- Condensed General News. At the request of the Episcopal bishops of Ireland, Lord Plunket, archbishop of Dublin and primate of Ireland, lias con vened the synod for the 23d inst., to obtain nn expression of opinion of the church on the political situation in Ireland. Charles Russell, attorney general, went to Buckingham palace to be knighted. After waiting an hour he received word from the queen that she was fatigued by the duties of the drawing room which she had been holding, and must postpone the ceremony. Russell withdrew from tne palace in indig nation, and says he will refuse knighthood. It is believed that the queen was irritated by his pronounced home rule views. There were 227 failures in the United States reported to Brudstreet's during the week ending Oth, against 20S the preceding week, and 222, 221, 208 and 172 in the corresponding weeks of 1885, 1884, 1883 and 1S82 respectively. About 75 percent, were those of small traders whose capital was less than $5,000. The Cuyahoga Paper company at Cuya hoga Falls, Ohio, lias made an assignment. J. A. Beauvais of Montreal, dealer in clothing, has assigned liabilities, 843,000. Thomas Christie and Horat io King, clerks in the First National bank of Bradford, I'a., have been arrested on a charge of em bezzling $00,000 from that institution, most of which was lost in oil speculation. King had charge of the industrial accounts, and Christie the coi rospondenceand remit tances. A fire in the gas house of the Augusta, Ga., factory resulted in slight loss. A fall ing wall buried nine men, instantly killing Councilman M. E. Hill, the owner of the factory. Master Machinist W. C. Allan died nu hour afterward, and John Edwards will die. The light house on Sand Point, Escanaba, Mich., was burned. Mrs. Mary G. Terry, the light keeper, perished in the flames. John M. Whaling, formerly of St. Paul and Milwaukee, charged with obtaining $5,000 worth of bonds from Mrs. Stannard of Washington on false pretenses, waived examination and the case goes to the grand jury. Whaling says he has a written con tract with Mrs. Stannard which he has thus far fulfilled. J. B. Belohrodsky, the brewer, who was arrested at San Antonio, Tex., on a re quisition issued by the governor ot Illinois, charging him with embezzlement at Chicago in 1SS1, has been released on a proclama tion of Gov. Ireland, who revoked his ex tradition on the ground that it had been uuproperly used as a mean.s of collecting an alleged debt. Clarence Gray, alias Isham Collins, who murdered II. H. Scott, while attempting to rob the latter's store at Paradise, on Christmas, 1884, was hanged at Winnemuc ca, Nev. A professed exhorter named Mungall recently began a series of meetings in the Indian Territory. He was quartered at the house of an Indian citizen and slept in a room with several other members of the family. During the night Mungall made an assault upon a young orphan girl in the room, but before he could execute his pur pose he was discovered and taken prisoner. The next day a party of neighbors took him out for a trial and returned without him, saying he had "escaped." William Secor, who was president of the Bank of Agusta, Ga., which failed in Janu ary, 1885, and who was extradited in December last, forfeited his $10,000 bonds. The trial of James T. Holland at New York, for killing Tom Davis, the confidence man, ended a few days ago. The case went to the jury at 7:30, and it was after 9 o'clock when the judge returned to the court room and received the jury's verdict of "not guilty." Holland grasped the hand of each juryman with warmth, and, after receiving an ovation from the people present, walked out a free man. He will return to Texas in a few days. The jury agreed to a verdict of acquittal within ten minutes after retiring. Henry Laboucliere' Radical, moved in the house of commons that the house resolve that the hereditory chamber of legislation is inconsistent with the principles of repre sentative government The motion was rejected—202 to 166., L,aboucherc and the Parrrellites voted witli the minority. Many Liberals abstained from voting. The majority consisted mainly of Conserv atives and promiment members of the government. The Parnellites received the announcement of the result with loud cheers. O'Connor exclaimed. "The writ ing on the wall." A laboring man in the gallery of the Par is bourse threw a bottle containing an ex plosive liquid down among the brokers on the floor, and with his revolver fired three times in the same direction, shouting "Vive l'anarchie!" The bottle did not ex plode. One of the bullets slightly wounded a man. The disturber was arrested. The name of the prisoner is Petrovich. He said helong intended to blowup the bourse. He failed to mix the explosives properly, so he decided to use a revolver. He is be lieved to be insane. Poundmaker and other braves were liberated from the penitentiary at Stony Mountain N. W. Ter. They will go west to their homes in charge of Ilev. Father La combe. Marshall McClure has disposed of the Jamestown Daily Alert to Frank Tucker of Jamestown and W. R. Kellogg. Mrs. Gen. Hancock has removed to the house of Lieut. Eugene Griffin, on Govern or's Island, who, besides having been her husband's aide, is connected with her by marriage. No preparations have been made as yet for her to leave the island. The funeral of Mrs. Rich, who was killed at St. Paul by her husband, took place at Cobleskill, N. Y., on Saturday the 6th inst. Gen. Sherman, in a letter to a St. Louis lady who asked a contribution for a chari table purpose, says lje leaves St. Louis chiefly because he is taxed to death and can't stand it. B. Swankin, a wife-beater in Manchester, Ind., is stripped and cruelly beaten by a mob, and driven from the place. The Western Union pays $140,000 back taxes due the state of New York. The light house on Sand Point, Escana ba, is burned, together with Mrs. Mary G. Terry, the keeper. Queen Victoria has been persuaded to modify her determination to remain in re tirement. She has promised to be present at the laying of the corner st ine of the new college of physicians, and driving of the first pile of the new (.'owes bridge and the opening of the colonial exhibition. Her majesty, however, decisively declined to hold court at Buckingham palace, even for a short period in the spring. Frank Flood an American claimins to be the heir and ducendant of the celebrated Henry Flood, has brought suit at Kilken ney to dispossess William Flood of the property known as the Kilkenney estates. Henry has also instituted suit to recover from William $500,000, the profit realized during the twenty-seven years the estates have been in his possession. Eau Haire lumbermen predict averylate logdrive on account of heavy snow and ic?. The Northern Pacific reduces the mini mum freight rate, and issues a special east bound live stock tariff. Hank Keefe is released from jail in Minne apolis, no proof accruing that he murder ed McLean near Em Claire. Justice Meech if Chicago files his declara tion in his libel suit against Rev. Dr. Kitt ridge, Presbyterian clergyman. Secretary Lamnr recommends legal ac tion to recover $*52,300 due the govern ment from the Uniou and Central Pacific. Special telegrams to Bradstreet's the past week reveal further improvement in sooie lines at cities where gains have been noted within a few weeks. This is more conspicuous at Chicago, Kansas City, Bos ton, Philadelphia and Cincinnati. The features are of the same character as those previously noted. The Addison Tinsley tobacco manufact ory at Louisiana, Mo was burned. It employed 150 hands. Loss, $60,000 in surance $45,000. On Rock creek, Umatilla connty, Oregon, Henry Moore wad shot and killed by John Warner. Both men were ranchers and •beep owners. The postmaster general has appointed Muj. E. C. McClureof South Carolina n« ap pointment clerk of the postoflice depart ment vice James Crownley, resigned. W. IT. Appleton of New Hampshire, prin cipal examiner in the patent oflice in the division of textiles, has resigned. A good deal is being said in diplomatic circles about the purposes of Perry Bel inorit, chairman of the house committee on foreign affairs, in pushing his bill limiting tho exaction of fees or the levy of taxes for the consular verification of invoices. The consul general's fees at Paris during last year aggregated $51,176, while he is al lowed a salary of $5,000 a year and clerks and other expenses. The consul general at London collected over $50,000 in fees last year and he is allowed $0,000 and clerks, etc. The appointment by the president of a colored man from Albany to bo recorderof deeds in the District of Columbia in place of Fred Douglass has caused the Democrats of that district to howl with indignation. The house committee on the judiciary resolved to report the Lowell bankruptcy bill to the house on the 18th inst. with amendments. There will be some delay before Mr. Ed munds takes up Marshal Campbell's case in the senate judiciary committee. The fact is that everything is .going slowly now adays in the matter tf confirmations, and Minnesota, as the president once said, is a long way off. The status of the Campbell case is that the charges have been filed and nothing more. Mr. Edmunds has notified the plaintiffs to send on their proofs as soon as possible. What will be proved is wholly a matter of conj ecture. During the trial of John S. Dyde, junior partner of the firm of Eckersdorff it Co., for forgery, in Montreal, Col. Dyde, the father of the accused, fell dead in the witness box. John B. Gough's will has been filed. The widow is made executrix, with power to revoke any bequests which are to relatives and missionary societies. Col. E. H. McPherson, agraduate ofWest Point and a well-known Indian fighter, committed suicide at Evansville, Ind. Salem, the second oldest city in Massa chusetts, will celebrate the 250th anniver sary of her incorporation on July 5. The following fourth-class postmasters were appointed: Dakota—Arthur, Cass county, S. W. Hall Lodi, Clay county, S. J. Douthet. Minnesota—Victoria, Carver county, W. R. Hoag. Postmasters Com missioned—Dakota: Aden, A. J. Williams Caledonia, E. N. Falk. Minnesota: Lam bert ville, William Opd.vke Belcher, T. W. Brown Fairhaven, J. H. Biller Fertile, 0. Kankel Freeport, J. Poschen Lexington, William Berrisrord New Munich, J.But weiler. Wisconsin: East Delavan, G. W. Fryer. Postoflices Established—Dakota: Moline, Faulk county, Sarah Hillman Morris, Eddy county, T. P. Morris. The river and harbor committee voted appropriations for the Red Iiiver of the North, Grand Marais and Duluth. The senate calls for the records of the ad ministration of Morton, surveyor of the Port of San Francisco, who damned civil service reform. C. R. McKenney, of the Lake City Senti nel, on his late visit to Washington bore a petition signed by the mayor, councilmen and a majority of the businessmen of Lake City, addressed to the Minnesota delega tion in con,' ess, setting forth the urgent necessity of a harbor ol refuge in Lake Pepin at this point, and he insufficiency of the appropriation already made for that purpose, and requesting them to la bor for an increase of such appropriation. Last year Chicago insurance agents re ceived about $3,000,000 in premiums, and paid out $2,564,000 iti losses. Ex-Speaker Galusha A. Grow is a self announced candidate to succeed Senator Mitchell. Parson Downs has sued the Boston Post for $20,000 for alleged criminal libel. Thomas Christie and II. King, clerks in the First National Bank at Bradford, Pa., are arrested for embezzling $60,000 of the institution's cash. Tho committee on public buildings take no action on the proposition to limit the cost of the Minneapolis building to $650, 000. The following postmasters were appoint ed in Minnesota: Buras—C. E. Casper, vice Hare, resigned Pottsdam—F. Peter ick, vice Engleby, resigned Thiel—Mauton H. Ilampe, vice llall, resigned. W. Helena Randall of St. Peter asks that a patent bo issued to her for a half section of land subject to entry, at Redwood Falls, without the payment of fees. H. S. Allen, one of the oldest settlers in tho Northwest, died at his home in Chip pewa Falls of inflammation of the bladder, after a brief illness, at the age of eighty years. The bodie3 of M. Colman and Wilson Patten, two well known citizens of Seattle, Wash., were recovered from Lake Washing ton. They were assassinated on the night of Feb. 7 by some unknown persons. Col man was foreman of the grand jury that indicted a number of men for participation in tho recent Seattle riot, and also those who shot and killed several Chinamen at the Newcastle coal mines. The passens* rate from San Francisco to Chicago is to $20. The organization of the Northwestern Base Ball league is completed at Eau Claire. Schumacher's oatmeal mills in Akron. Ohio, are damaged about $1,000,000 by fire insurance light. Gov. Knott of Kentucky orders state troops to Pulaski county to extinguish an armed uprising of miners against convict labor in the mines. E. H. Graham Dewey, principal witness in the Maxwell-Preller murder case in St. Louis, turns up in Dubuque with a shady record. The evangelist, Sam Jones,receives severe criticism from Chicago clericals and club men lor his reckless utterances. The American hotel in Boston loses a wing by fire. Loss, $65,000 insured. Judge McC'onnell, at Wahpeton, Dak., sentences the remaining parties to the Dill murder to the penitentiary. Arthur Mackaye gets a divorce from Maud Miller, Joaquin's daughter. J. H. W. Cad by, an extensive dealer in musical instruments at Kingston, Catskill and Schenectady, N. Y., with headquarters at Hudson, N. Y., was arrested at Hamil ton, Canada, charged with a$6,000forgery. The charge is made by the Farmers' Na tional Bank of Hudson. He will be return ed on extradition papers. Sam Johnson, negro, agod sixty-five,out raged the nineteen-year-old daugter of Henry Herbert, white, at Eatontown, N. Fred Kenzle, fortwenty-fiveyears a host ler in Pennsylvania, has fallen heir to $100, 000 left by a relative in Germany. A sensation was created in Burlington Neb., by the announcement that Mrs. Alice Bell had shot herself with suicidal intent. The lady had recently been married to An drew Bell, tho son of a prominent business man of that city. Two weeks aso her hus band left her and his parents refused to as sist her, and she returned to her parents. The deseition of her husband and otlier troubles so affected her mind that shesbot herself in the head with a revolver, but for tunately the ball glanced off, and the wound, the phvsicians think, will notprove fatal. A fire at Sprinefield, Mo., burned the auction house of Hirst A Henry and the dry goods store of B. T. King. Loss by Hirst & Henry, $16,000 insured for $12, 000 B. T. King, $33,000 insurance, $23, 000. Mormon women, in large numbers, re cently held a meeting in Salt Lake City. Many speeches were made, and a protest adopted. The speeches to uphold the rights of women to go into polygamy said thousands of women in the East now fh prostitution would be glad to be made wives such as the speakers were. It was maintained that the government had no right to say women shall not marry. It might as well take the opposite course,and compel vireins from the cloisters to marry. Such social preferences should be respected. The government had no right to interfere. The protest declared that womanhood had been outraged in Utah courts in questions about maternity, lathers of children, etc. WashingtonSpecial.—The committee on claims recomnended that H. K. lielding be paid $I,5ti for carrying mails from 1858 to 1802ou the route from Browns ville to CariiiKiia. Tho committee have also been askel to act promptly on the claims of Tlionas George of Lake Benton for $1,080 forloss of his crops in the Sioux outbreak of 1HJ2. Isaac Slocum of Blue Earth county isks for $3,460 for losses in curred during the Sioux outbreak in 1857 and for property unlawfully taken from hiin by the Unled States marshal. The committee on pensions recommends that a pension be granted to Mrs. Bridget Smith, inotlierof Patrick J. Smith, Tenth Minnesota, and John L. Hunter, First Minnesota momtcd rangers. The follow ing have made ipiilicationsfor pensions by special act of wngress: George Chambers, First Minnesota Betsey Bartholomew, widow of LamMit Bartholomew, Second Light artiller*, Minnesota volunteers Jacob Nix, who wants an increase of pen sion. Mr. Striit has with tho military committee a bil providing that in recogni tion of the valuibleservices of John Jones, late captain cf the First Minnesota bat tery, especially in the defense of Fort Ridgely when a:tacked by the Sioux In dians in 1862. the president be authorized to place him on the retired list of theariny, with the rank aid pay of a captain. Congressman Wakefield of Minnesota has submitted ts the committee on post offices a plan tosimplify and economize the collection and nanagemeut of the postal revenues. He proposes that: The post master general te directed to select from the first and seoond-class postoflices such a number us he may deem adequate for the purpose, to be disignated as "depositories and depots," for tho depositing of postal funds and supplying postage stamps to other postoffices. 11c will then arrange the postoflices into districts convenient to said depositories, and they shall there after deposit all postal funds with and ob tain all supplies from said depots. Post office supplies are to be furnished by tho department to tl ese depositories only. All postmasters shall thereafter be paid a fix ed yearly compensation, and the salaries of postmasters of the fourth class shall range from $12 to §1,000. A Gcrman colony )tas purchased 21,000 acres of land in Kansas, which will be de voted exclusively to grape culture. A remarkable temperance revival is in progress in Clay county, Indiana. In one town of 500 inhabitants 300 lia*e signed the pledge, including many saloonkeepers. Four Ursulinenuns left Cleveland recent ly for work in Montana. V. A. Witcher, ft well known orator and politician in West Virginia, was lynched for wife murder. The bodies of Colman and Patten, prom inent Sea ttle citizens, assassinated by anti Chinese agitators, are recovered from Lake Washington. W. T. The committee on military affairs refuse to recommend that a branch of the nation al homo for disabled volunteers be located in Minnesota. Zach Montgomery of the interior de partment, charges Senator Ingalls with grossly misstating his sentiments in the senator's recent speech. The senate committee on public lands will report favorably upon the bill to al low homestead settlers within railroad limits who acquired only eighty acrcs to take an additional eighty acres adjoining the original claim if any adjoining land re mains vacant. At Wapheton, I)ak., Judge McConnell sentenced O. C. Schoenemau to three years each, and Julius Kliel, the hired man, for four years. Mrs. Dill the principal offend er in this case, is now serving a life sen tence in the penitentiary. E. B. F. Grnliam, aged thirty-five, a book-keeper employed by Kirkendale & Brown at Butte and Helena, Mont., for the past two or thrceyears, committed suicide. Graham stated to a friend that while in Helena lie was engaged to the young lady who recently became the wife of Thomas Cruse, tho Helena milling millionaire, and that she cast him off onaacount of Cruso's wealth. It is supposed that disappoint ment was the cause of suicide. Prince Pascal de Bonrboun, brother of the ex-king of Nafifcs, has just figured in a police court, being: charged with fraud in giving a mortgage for $150,000 upon his villa, which ho had already mortgaged to its full value—$30,000. Prince Krapotkine, the learned and famous anarchist recently released from a French prison has decided to make his home in Hampstead, England, and ex pects to spend there in peace and quietude the closing years of his adventurous and troubled life. He intends, however, before resuming his studies to make a tour of England and America delivering lectures. A strong effort is being made at Ottawa to repeal that portion of the Canadian Pa cific railway charter which refers to the construction of branch lines south to the central boundary line. In Vienna ("apt. Gerstel of the Austrian army, was tried by a court martial for a slight offense and convicted. A light sen tence was imposed upon him. He heard the sentence with composure, and bowed respectfully to the court, then drawing a revolver and placing it to his head tired two shots, and fell dead. Ex-Collectors Arthur and Robertson, of the port New York are to be sued for technical shortages. An earthquake shakes up Coscnza, Italy, with fatal results. The German eovernment unearths a con spiracy to sell the plans of German fortifi cations to I'"ranee. Mr. Gladstone is steadily effacing the factional Liberal opposition to his Irish remedial programme, in which a land pur chase bill stands first. The name of the man who fired off his pistol in the Paris bourseis not Petrovich, but Gallot. Formerly he was a chemist's assistant, and a frequent speaker at pub lic meetings. In 187!) Gallot was convict ed of coining and circulating counterfeit money. The police examined Gallot's apartments and found materials for the manufacture of explosives, and a number of bombs. The authorities are convinced that Gallot belongs to an organization of conspirators and ate endeavoring to find his accomplices. An earthquake has occurred at the city of Cosenza, Southern Italy. A number of houses were thrown down, one person kill ed aid several wounded. In a new text book which has been order ed by France to be used in all tho French schools, there is a paragraph which teaches that if every Frenchyouthdoes hisduty tho republic will some day be strong enough to regain Alsace-Lorraine. Frank Humphreys of Mill Grove, Ga., is arrested, charged with murdering Miss Rains and Miss Humphreys, his sister-in law, and outraging Miss Humphreys. Alexander Stewart, the Vermont farmer who claims to be an heir of the dead mill ionaire of the same name, has filed a com plaint in equity in the United States court asainst Judge Hilton to recover $200,000. Stewart had Ir-en adjudged a lunatic in his native state, and action is brought by his guardian, Benjamin F. Whelden. Eve-ret S. Smith, a well known cnmpoB i'or and secret iry of the Nashville Typo graphical union, committed suicide recent ly, and was found dead with a bullet through his heart. He left a letter ascrib ing his woes to whisky. A local union in th American Flint Glnsi works at Pittsburg, strikes against the employment of the Knights of Labor or ganization in the same factory with its members. Ottawa is full of pride over the most brilliant ball since Dufferin's time. It con sumed 3,000 bottles of champagne. Scott L. Fisher, ft retired merchant at Sidney, N. Y., abandoned his family and eloped with a fourteen-year-old girl. About $600,000 has been pledged for the proposed Catholic University of America. Only $200,000 more is asked for at pres ent. Mrs. Mary Grant Cramer, sister of Gen. Grant, is lecturing in Massachusetts under the auspices of the Women's Chriatain Temperance onion. A fascinating but impecunious clergyman of Detroit creates a sensation by marry ing the rich Widow Mabley. CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY. SENATE.—A message was received from the president refusing to transmit to the son ate papers regarding suspensions from oSice. Mr.'Pugh presented a minority report from the judiciary committee on the relations between thesenatoand the president. It was very long, and in substance takes the same ground as the president in his message. When the message had been read Mr. Ed munds said: It reminded him of the communications ol King Charles the first to parliament, and that the president unintention ally, no doubt, had entirely mis stated the question involved by himself and the senate. I think I am safe in saying that is the first time in the history of the republic that any president of the United Sta tes has undertaken to interfere with tho deliberations of cither house of congress or questions ponding before them otherwise than by message on the state of the Union, which the constitution commands him to make from time to Mine. This message is devotod uolcly to a question for the son ate itself, in regard to it3elf, that it has under consideration. It is a singularity. I think it will strike reflective people in this country ns somewhat extraordinary, if, in these days of reform, anything at all can be thought extraordinary. The senate of the United States, in its communication!! to the heads of departments, not his heads of departments, but the heads of depart ments, created by law, directed them to transmit certain official papers, and that is all. The president of the United States undertakes to change tho question into a consideration by the senate of his reasons or motives for putting a civil officer, as it might be called, "under ar rest," with which the senate has not un dertaken in any way to make any question at all. By every message he lias sent to this body, and they are all published, ho has asked the senate to advise and consent to the removal of one officer and the ap pointment of another. That is what he has done, and the senate in calling for those papers—to say nothing of the wider considerations about any deficiencies in the department of justice—is asked to re move these officers without knowing the condition of the administration of their offices. HOUSE.—Bills were introduced to repea the patent laws and establish another system of rewards for inventions to repeal the internal revenue laws to create a de partment of industry and a bureau of labor to admit free of duty lumber, salt, coke, coal and iron ore produced in Canada. Unanimous consent was asked to have printed in the Record a memorial calling tor the impeachment of the secretary oi the treasury for high crimes and misde meanors in the execution of the silver law, but objection was made. SENATE—The president sent the following nominations to the senate: Consuls—Henry Albert Johnson to the District of Columbia, at Venice Mortimer A. Turner of Arkansas, at St. Thomas. Commodore William Truxton to be rear admiral in the navy. Another whole day was spent in the discussion of the Blair ed ucation bill. Senator Gorman introduced a bill author izing the president to invite the presidents of tlie sixteen American republics to meet in Washington on March 4, 1887, in honor of the one-hundredth anniversary of tho constitution of the United States. HOUSE—After reports from the commit tees, including one which presented the con sular and diplomatic appropriation bill, and other routine business, the pension ap propriation bill was debated, and the dis cussion was almost entirely political in character. A message which was read from the Pres ident on the subject of the outrages agaimt the Chinese is none too timely. It deals solely with the Rock Springs massacre, but the principle involved in the more recent outbreaks is of course tho same. In vigorous and unmistak able language the president calls attention to that unhappy affair, dwelling particu larly an the fact that not only are the Chmamen in this country entitled to as full and complete protection to life and lib erty as aliens of any other nationality, but under our treaty with China, even more so. He also kits out the fact that tho Rock Springs affair was almost entirely the work of men who were themselves no more citizens of the United States than were their Chinese victims, and briefly but strongly condemns that ghastly travesty ol justice which the Wyoming authorities perpretrated under the form and. color of law. As to the claims of China for indemnity, the presi dent concurs v.-itli the secretary of state in the opinion that they are entirely without foundation, but suggests that it might bo well for congress to display some generosi ty toward the- victims of the unprovoked and unjustifiable outrages. The president sent the senate the follow ing nominations: Lieut. Col. Alexander Chambers, Twenty first infantry, to be colonel of the Seven teenth infantry Maj. John S. Poland, Eighteenth infantry, lieutenant colonel ol the Twenty-I irst infantry Capt. George K. Brady, Twuity-tliird infantry, major o! the Eighteenth infantry First Lieut. William Manning, Twenty-third infantry,captain Second Lieut. WiliiamA. Nichols, Twenty-third infantry, first lieu tenant Second Lieut. James Lockett, Fourth cavalry, first lieutenant Joshua T. Child of Missouri, minister resident and consul gsneral to Siam William Gordon of New York, consul «t. Medellin. HOUSE.—l!'ho debate on the pension ap propriation bill was resnmed, but mora was said ou politics than on pensions. The army appropriation bill was reported. SENATE.—Mr. Sewell, from the committee on the library, reported favorably a joint resolution accepting from William JI. Vanderbilt and Julia Dent Grant objects ol value and art presented by foreign goverw nients to the late Gen. U. S. Grant. On the suggestion of Mr. Ingalls, it was chang ed to the form of a bill and passed. Mr. Sewell, from the committee on mili tary affairs, reported favorably the house bill for the relief of Gen. Fitz John Porter, with a report giving the views of a majori ty of the committee. Mr. Sewell added that Mr. Logan would later submit the re port of the minority. The debate on the education bill was re sumed. HOUSE.—The pension bill was again con sidered. and tho political debate continued. The bill finally passed. The speaker an nounced the special committee on the Pan Electric' telephone investigation as follows: Boyle, Oates, Eden, Hall, Halo, Rannock, Millard, Hanback, and Moffat. Adjourned. SENATE.—The education bill was amend ed and passed by the slim vote of 36 to 11 -tho whole Senate being composed of 7" The vote in detail members—20 dodged. is as follows: Yeas—36. Berry, Gibson, Payne, Black burn, Hoar, Piigh. Blair, Jackson, Ran som, Bowen, Jones (Ark.), Iiiddle berger, Call, Kenna, Sawyer, Col quitt, Logan, Spooner, Conger. Mahono, Teller, Culloni, Manderson. Vance, Dolpli, Miller (N. Y.). Van Wyck, Eustis, Mitchell (Or.), Voorliees, Evarts, Morrill, Walt hall, George, Palmer, Wilson (Iowa). Nays.—11. Cockrell, Hale, Maxey.Coke, Harris, Plumb, Frye, Ingalls, Wilcon (Md.) Gray, .lones (Nov.). The bill provides: Foreight years after its passage there shall be annually appropri ated from the treasury the following sums in aid of common school education in the Btatrs, territories, District of Columbia and Alaska: The first year, $7,000,000 the second, $10,000,000 the third $15 I 000.000 the fourth, $13,000,000 the fifth, $11,000,000, the sixth, $!1,000,000 the saventh, ?7,000,000, and thecight, $5, 000,000, in a ki ne $77,000,000 besides liich there is a special appropriation of $2,000, 000 to aid in the erection of school houses in sparsely settled districts—makingthe total fund $70,000,000. The money is given to thp several states and territories in the proportion which the whole number of per sons in each, who, being of the age of ten years and over, can not write, bears to the whole number of such persons in the United States according to the census of 1880. HotrsE—The day was mostly devoted to the consideration of the urgent deficiency bill, the debate being almost entirely polit ical. The bill finally passed. TERRY AFTER HANCOCK. Ilrlg. Gen. Terry Nominated by the Pres ident to Succeed Hancock us Major General. MAJOR-GENERAL A-H-TERW The president has sent to the senate the nomination of Brig. Gen. Alfred H. Terry to be major general, vice Winfield Scott Hancock, deceased. Gen. Terry was born at Hartford,Conn.,in 1827,and is consequently 58 years of age. Ho was a lawyer before the civil war, but tho breaking out of the rebelion found him a colonel in tho expedition against Port Itoyal, in November, 1861. He became a brigadier general in March, 1862, and took a prominent part in the capture of Fort Wagner, in September, 1863. Gen. Terry commanded a division in the ariny of the James river, in Virginia, in 1864, and was selected by Gen. Grant to lead the expedition against Fort Fisher with the co-operation ot Admiral Porter. On the ISthday of Jannary.1885, he assaulted the fort,and was met with ob stinate defense, butcapturcd the entire gar rison and armament, thus securing one of the most important results of the war. Gen. Terry assumed command of the de partment of Dakota Sept. 18. 1886. He was relieved by Gen. Hancock, May 17, 1859. From there he went as commander to the department of the south, with head quarters at Louisville, Ky. llo returned to the command of tho department of Da kota in January, 1873, and has been there ever since. It is impossible at tins time to tell what the changes will be at Fort Snell iug, as there will be an appointment of an other brigadier general, and matters there will hang fire, waiting tor further advices from Washington. A Swell Marriage of Rich Israelites. New York Special: One of the most bril liant of the spring weddings took place on Fifth avenue and united two of the most wealthy and prominent families of the me tropolis. The bride was Miss Julia Worius er, the daughter of the rich Wall street broker, Isadorc Wormser and the bride groom Jefferson Seligman, son of James Seligman, ol the firm of J. & S. Seligman, of Broad street. The bridal dress was very beautiful. The material was a soft, heavy ivory satis, which fell in a. court train three yards long. The front was covered with two deep flounces of rare point lace, the gift of her mother. The bodice wascutsquareand trimmed with the same lace, and a full veil of tulle caught by diamond pins, and a wreathe of orange blossoms fell over all. She wore diamond solitaires of unusual beauty, tho gitt of the groom diamond bracelets, the girt of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wormser, as well as a pearl necklaco and diamond pendant, the gift of her father. A princess might have envied tho display of presents. They filled a lnr^e room and included, besides, any amountof silver and jewels, bronzes marbles, em broideries, Gobelin tapestries worth their weight in gold, rich paintings and an endless variety of bric-a-brac. The gift' of the bride's father was $150,000 in government bonds and diamonds. The groom's father gave a large block of government bonds, also a complete library of standard works and a grand piano. Simon Wormser, the uncleof the bride,gave complete dinner and tea services of solid silver, also three valuable silver fruit dish es purchased atthecentennial. The bride's sister gave a $10,000 bronze statue of. Hercules Acliiles and Cerberus," and the brothers of the groom a fine rosewood billiard table and a parlor pipe organ. Clearing tlie Land of Trespassers. Mitchell, Dak., Special: Under the actof Feb. 25, 1885, and in accordance with in structions given by Commissioner Sparks, of the general land office, several parties in the counties of Brule and Charles Mix have been notified by Special Agent M. T. James tlint their enclosure of school and public lands in the counties mint be re* moved. In compliance with the notice Abraham Turgeon and Edward Morgan, both of Charles Mix county, rep resenting a company having about 2,000 acres enclosed, came to Mitchell and volua tariiy niado a statement of the whole mat ter of such unlawful iaciaaufes themselves, giving all the information needed embrac ed in tho report of the special agent. The special agent is required to file affidavit with the United States attorney setting forth the facts of such enclousure, whereupon it becomes the duty of the United States attorney to bring the matter before the United States court. In the present instance Mr. Turgeon will go voluntarily and submit the whole matter to Judge Tripp at a general session of the United States court at Yank ton. Under the statute, the fences must be taken down, nnd a fine not exceeding $1, 000 and imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both, may be imposed. Wiggins SOU WeatherwUe. In an interview at Ottawa, Can., Wig gins said: In August last he predicted that the winter of 1886 would be unusually cold and stormy on account of the planet Sat urn being in perihelion. This planet had forced the gulf stream out of its course and nearer to the American shore which ac counted for the lack of snow in the mari time provinces this winter, lie also pre dicted months ago, a heavy storm on the meridian of London on March 3, which would roach America on March 7 accom panied by high tides. He says it will be lively in the maritime provinces and he is curious to know how high Saturn will raise the tides of Quebec, Halifax and St. John. In Marqji violent northwest winds across north American continental ways, preceded by a dangerous storm in the Atlantic. Sam Jones Rebuked* Chicago Special. In his sermon at the rirst Baptist church recently, the Rev. bam Jones said: "What a privilege it is to pray. Now I wont all those who got down on their knees and prayed before they came to this meeting to rise in their seats." About twenty persons arose in the audi tor urn. "You can be seated now," said Jones. "Why, brethren, I could find more prayer ful Christians in Hong Kong, China, than there are in this meeting. If youcan'tpray I want you to tako your carcasses out of here. I don't want you to come here if you can pray." Several in the audience, including Rev Scudder, of Plymouth church, took except tion to these severe words, and it was some time before Jones was allowed to proceed with his sermon. which i« .ake?aisPeech in ,nterpreted London to mean that the gov- tntil nn ^soon to be compelled to take nn appeal to the country. A treaty of peace between Servia and Bulgaria was signed at Bucharest. Earl Cairns gave a brilliant ball at Can nps in honor of his fiancee, Miss Grant. The »pnnce"2 Wale"' the duchess of Mecklenberg and other members of the nobility were present, Miss Grant, who white »tin ^»e, wMmuch admired. There were 200 guests. DAKOTA TERRITORIAL NEWS, At the election at Tower City the li cense men were victorious. Judge Campbell and E. H. Van Ant werp of Yankton have formed a co partnership. Elijah Godfrey, postmaster at Beu lah, Douglas county, has been ap pointed a special agent of the interior department. Charies Long, night watchman at Yankton, has just received $2,500,the first installment of a large legacy left him by a relative in Germany. Grafton is to have a $5,000 art& dan well. It is intended for general water supply as well as for fire protec tion. Grand Forks has just organized a farmers' hail insurance company and subscribed $75,000 stock. A new insurance company called the Dakota Mutual Live Stock associa tion has been organized with head quarters at Bed field. Citizens of Crandon propose to pe tition the Northwestern railroad to keep the price of wheat in that town as high as at competing places. A delegation from the Turtle Mount ain band of Chippewas are en route for Washington to plead their claims to the Devil's Lake land district. Surveyors find that the shack of th« murdered man Lenz is on the Fort Rice reservation, hence his assailants must be tried in the United States court. It is reported the Milwaukee road will be extended thirty-six miles west of Ipswich. Frank W. Allen has resigned as superintendent of the Caledonia mine, and is succeeded by T. L. Skinner, heretofore attorney for the company. La Moure county commissioners have been ordered to show cause why they should not reimburse Stutsanan county for the former's proportion oi court expenses. The Yankton flax tow bleaching works are ready to begin operations. First National Bank of Sioux Falls is seized under an attachment in a suit brought by the Sioux Falls Na tional bank. Moses Kauffman i3 reported to have left New Salem, leaving a good many business claims unsatisfied. Sioux Falls brokers, having been severely bitten lately, refuse to lend money on chattel mortgages. Charles L. Pool, aged nearly one hundred years, has located a claim in the Devil's Lake region. At Sioux Falls the other day Judge Palmer decided that the court had no jurisdiction to disbar a physician from practice. Some of the citizens in Watertown and farmers in Codington county have formed a joint stock company for the fimit mrpose of holding county fairs. The of the capital stock is $10,000. Attorney Bosard says Treasurer Holman's books at Lakota were kept fraudulently from the beginning. It is also allegged that Holman's accounts have been short for nearly a year. Hon. J. H. King has sent in his resignation as postmaster at Chamber lain. Extensive gypsum beds are being opened at Buffalo Gap. Col. Wilbur F. Steele of Northern Dakota was taken suddenly ill with an affection of the heart while in at tendance on the meeting of the house public lands committee in Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Dunning of Leola wer6 found insensible a few mornings ago from coal gas which had escaped from a hard coal burner, and were barely saved from death. Rapid City has voted $8,000 for the purpose of having Rapid creek straightened at that place. There will be many acres of land, reclaimed and less damage from freshets. The two prisoners confined in the Steele jail—one for arson and the other for murder—were caught hiding a caseknife and submerging it in water to harden it for the purpose of sawing their way out of jail. An indictment has been found against the parties who tarred and feathered W. H. Fulnier at Plankin ton last summer. Thomas Fish, at Valley City, was bound over to the criminal court, charged with outraging a thirteen year-old girl. Canton will vote in April on the proposition of bonding the city for $7,000 to put in a system of water works. L. Horton was appointed postmas ter at Elizabeth, vice Cragor declined and K. J. Husevald at Cyrur,vice Ole son. removed. The Redfield Rifles have ordered new uniforms at a cost of $850. C. K. Howard has been indicted in Lincoln county, charged with bringing diseased Texas cattle into the terri tory. Pennington county will vote on a proposition to bond the county for $15,000 for a jail at Rapid. Lewis Olsen, general merchandise at Caledonia, has assigned with liabili ties of $9,000. A medical journal is to be published at Mitchell by Dr. Andros and Dr. Se vey. George Woolsie, fifteen years of age, was found dead on a ranch in Fall River county. He was in charge of stock, and is supposed to have acci dentally shot himself. At the preliminary hearing of Cum mines and the Byer brothers, the al leged horse thieves from Wyoming, at Ellendale, they were discharged. In the absence of Rev. A. P. Jones, the preacher, at Frankfort, Spink county, on a recent Sunday, his wife preached a sermon, and the congrega tion now want the male to Jones stay away all the time, or let his wife do the preaching. Creditors of Michael Mead, Luverne, has taken steps to declare him in solvent.