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I 3 Our Washington Letter. TH E PKESIDENTS CIVIL SERVICE OR- DER PARTIALLY REVOKEDOFFICE HOLDERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO REN- DER AID IN THE COMING CAMPAIGN WORK FOR STARRING TREASURY CLERKSPRACTICAL USE OF THE PHONOGRAPH. MOMTGOMERY BLAIR ON THE "RAGGED EDGE"OUR NATIONAL CAPITALTHEFLORIDA CONFESSIONS. (From our regular correspondent) WASHINGTON, D. May 4,1878. Prest. Hayes being interviewed by your correspondent to-day in regard to his civil service order admitted the necessity for theEepublican par ty gaining the next House, and said that there would not be the slightest objection to government employed individually making voluntary con tributions to the campaign fund, speaking on political subjects, writ ing in the interest of theirj politics, or sending of documents to aid in the campaign. He conceded their right to do all this. The effects of the passage of the act authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to employ temporary clerks, was very visible at the "treasury De part't yesterday.The passage leading to it were thronged all day long with an anxious and expectant crowd of office-seekers. Between sixty and seventy were given clerkships, the* appointments being determined by the completeness of the quotos of the different States and the capabili ties of the applicants. The faces of these applicants for petty clerkships, which will terminate next June at the furthest, were expressive of all the varying phases and transitions from the blackest despair to the most exultant joy. The casual stranger meeting these people as they came out from the appointment office would have been puzzled to deter mine whether it was a first-class funeral or a variety entertainment that was going on. It is said that some of our promi nent ministers think of arranging for the regular contmnance of their pulpit ministrations during their Summer vacations the mountains or at the seaside. They will talk their sermons into a phonograph, and having thus imprinted them on sheets of tin-foil, will send the latter by mail to be adjusted to another instrument in Washington. This instrument will be placed upon the pulpit desk, and on being set going at the proper hour, will deliver the sermon in the familiar tones of the absent pastor. The opening and closing prayers, the giying out of hymns, and the pronouncing of the benediction can all be arranged for in the same way, and if a full length portrait of the minister were placed on the wall behind the pulpit, an effect would be produced hardly dis tinguishable from that of his bodily presence. Montgomery Blair is ia a bad state of mind on account of the cold shoulder given by leading Democrats to his scheme for ousting Hayes from the Presidency. He has written a wrathful letter, in which he says: "To many of those now holding influential positions theDemocrat ic party have been demoralized po litically. They have no longer any respect for the constitution or faith in the people, and have allied them selves and their localities. This is the secret of their compounding the felony by which Hayes obtained of fice. As the case now stands before the public, the Democratic party is saddled with the odium of a trans action which may be summed thus: Tilden, a northern Union man of the Jackson-Benton stripe, who was elected by the people to put down corruption and monopoly and corporate government, was deposed upon fraudulent election returns under a bargain with Hayes and Tom Scott to establish a southern Credit Mobilier swindle and plunder tibe Treasury wiih southern claims, the intriguers refusing to allow a Stateone of the old thirteento question the fraud in the courts of justice. Let this continue and the inevitable result will be the restora tion of (irant in 1880 by the rally of the whole north." A more beautiful city than this in its spring garb does not exist. All the parks and gardens, of which Washington boasts more than any other .city of the Union, are now at the height of their beauty and fresh ness. The roses and the snow-balls are in bloom and also the peonies in the Treasury gardens, and the dog wood and many other trees are blooming in the park*. Yesterday as such a May day as the poets An effort is }y u cKcribcil, ,r being made to reclaim Lafayette square from the tramps and loafers (chiefly colored) who have so long infested it, excluding by their row dyism and insolence all respectable feople who wished to enjoy it, ladies and gentlemen are now select ing it for their afternoon walks and hope to crowd out the rowdies in. time. The* Monument grounds, so long a desolate waste, are now being improved in certain portions. The Democrats are getting sus picious of the Florida business and are proceeding with unusual caution. Blaine predicted the other day that they would blunder so that the "confessions" would finally turn out an advantage to the Republi cans, and discreet Democrats like Potter and Wood in the House, and Bayard and Thurman in the Senate, are fearful that Blame's prediction will be realized. Hence, it has been decided to call a caucus of the mem bers of both Houses, this evening to determine what course it is better to pursue. In case they decide to re open the case and institute an inves tigation, it will be controlled by Potter, Wood and others, instead of bj Springer, Knott and Blackburn, who have been chief among the "fraud" howlers. The Republicans have decided to adopt Secretary Mc Crary's suggestion, and insist if the Democrats want to reopen the whole matter of the Electonal vote for the sake of "vindicating history"as they claimthat New York City, Connecticut, Indiana, Mississippi, Cincinnati and other points where the Democratic frauds are known to have been committed, shall be eluded also in the investigation, Our Costly Inivcrsitj. From the Winona Republican Jf in- EDWARD. All Important Iowa Decision. MarshalM-ow Special The supreme court of Iowa has just decided a very important case, taken up from this county, which involves a large amount of money in this city and is of great importance, to not only many portions of Iowa, but the country at large. The ques tion involved is one that has been differently decided in different States. The case was one against the Hawk eye Benefit and loan Association, the loaner pleading usury against a procedure for foieclosuie. The asso ciation is upon the same plan as allsouthern these mutual benefit, aid, building and loan associations. The court has held the loans over ten per cent, to be usurious, and requires an ac count to be taken and if he has paid in on dues, or in any manner, more than the money received and ten per cent, interest, it is usurious, and the association cannot recover. The Minnesota State University has twenty professorsall drawing salariesincluding the well paid President, whose duties it appears are confined to moral philosophy, and the ihaplaincy. There is also a professor of mental and natural philosophy, rather an odd mixture, also a professor of Greek. Then comes the Professor of "mathema tics and astronomy,"of "geology and mineralogy," of 'civil and mechani cal engineering," oi "chemistry and physics," also a Professor of "North European languages," and finally a "non-resident Professor of public health." Insomuch as this great in stitution of learning, which is carried on at a heavy expense of the State, graduates on an average from three to six young men and women annually, and it would seem that a half a dozen or so of these exclusive professors who confine their intellectual labors to a single branch of literature or science, might be dismissed with ad vantage and the rest of the Profes sors.be compelled to work enough to earn their salaries. Prevalence of Myopia. Some interesting facts concerning the cause and prevalence of myopia were lately given in a paper read by Dr. Edward G. Loring before the county medical society of New York schools. 13 per cent were found at 6 and 7 years of age to have defective vision, while the proportion at 20 and 21 years had increase to nearly 40 per cent. The Germans are par ticularly noted as a nation of spec tacle-wearers, and in less than 62 per cent of the German children who pass through the public schools have their eyes effected by the process. 'A professor was expostulating with a student for his idleness, when the latter said, "It's no use: I was cut out for a loafer." "Well," de clared the professor, surveying the student critically, "whoever cut you now,out understood his busmen." riitt*f"1'- fefeg-Ai a i --^^T"^-" 6 8 wlWW' i i)tilirhaiji)tiIiiippiT]nii|i|.i THE LUMBER MONOPOLY. *f*The Minneapolis end f the Pio neer Press is doing the public a valu able service in exposing the great lumber monopoly. The heavy ad vance on prices of all kinds of lumb er by the manufactures, is nothing more or less than a tax levied upon, the people for no other cause than to fill the pockets of speculators. It appears that the manufacturies of Minneapolis, Stillwater, St. Paul, most of the leading lumber dealers of Wisconsin, have combined to put up prices. One of the first results of this unreasonable advance in prices is the suspension of contemp lated building enterprises all through Minnesota and Northern Iowa. The second, is the transfer of a very con siderable portion of the lumber trade from Minneapolis to Chicago, there being a difference of some $2 on a thousand in favor of the Chicago market. The third result will be the permanent loss to Minneapolis of a valuable portion of her lumber trade, unless this grand mistake is soon corrected by a return to reason able rates.Glencoe Register. St. Paul DispatchThat land of marvels, the Yellowstone country, has had an earthquake and a coal mine added to its attractions. They came togetherthat is the earth quake opened to view a five foot vein of coal. It is said the little garrison of Glendive, where this coal disco7ery happened, were almost suf focated at the time by sulphuric fumes. These fumes probably came from the eoal and not from the place Beecher would like to disbelieve in. DODGE COUNTY. Suicide of a Ol Resident off Man tort ille A Bad Granger Speculation. Specml to the Pioneer Pres MANTOEVILLE, Minn., May 1. Chas. Ginsberg an old resident ofthis city, committed suicide last Monday, by drowning himself in the Zumbro ri ver near what is known as the Low er mill-dam, about one half mile be low town. Mr. Ginsberg was the owner of the large brewery here and was well known throughout the part of the State. It seems from what has now been leared that he was making arrangements to go to Waseca the day of his death, and that a few hours before tram time he left home and took a direct route through the woods to the river, and deliberately jumped and drowned himself, as his body was found only a few feet from the shore, and where he evidently must have thrown him self in. Tuesday morning a thorough search was instituted, as he had been seen soon after he left home walking through the woods in the direction of the river, by a man coming to town, and fears were entertainrd that he, had drowned himself or become de ranged and wandered off into the timber. After the mill pond had been dragged, search was made in the river below the dam, where his body was found Tuesday afternoon. An inquest was held this morning, and the coroner's juiy found the facts substantially as they have been stat ed. Mr. Ginsbeig leaves a family and a large numbpr of friends to re gret his untimely end. Those "honest grangers" who were unfortunate enough to hold stock in the Kason grange elevator are now seeking some honest way to evade paying an assessment of about $200 each, required (after selling tlje elevator) to settle a judgment of $9,000 or $10,000 against them in favor of Foss & Co., of Chicago. One long-headed Scotchman was wiseenough not to take any stock certificate for what he gave toward building the elevator, and now laughs in his sleeves over the discomfiture of his neighbors. THE IOWA TORNADO. Its Terrific in Sac CountyDestruc tion of Iiif and Property. CARROLL, Iowa, April 23.A re WWmijjuyji porter has just returned, bringing full'details of the Tornado in Sac county on Sunday. Pour buildings in the town of Wall Lake were blown to pieces, but the worst of the storm passed north of that town. The track of the storm is about thirty rods wide. For twenty miles it is strewn with debris ofhouses, farmingimplements, dead geese and ducks, dead horses, hogs and cattle. Fifteen cattle in one herd were killed. The house, barn, and other outbuildings of Dr. Stevens, three miles away from Wall Lake, were entirely swept away, and all his stock killed. His loss is $7,000. Henry Qrandt, in the same neighbor-,, much.Cincinnati Comma vial. hood, losteverything, including some thousand bushels of corn. John Wentzel and the Davis brothers were unfortunate, the latter losing $1,000 worth of furniture. The house of Danial Leitz was torn to pieces, and Mr. and Mrs. Leitz and three children were carried out on the prairie, and when found were over a mile apart. All are seriously injured and some, it is feared fatally. The total damage to property in Sac county alone isprobaly over $100,000 It was the most terrible tornado known in this section. Reports of new disasters are constantly coming in.St. Paul Dispatch. Railroading Through the Clouds. It is one of the pleasantest of brief jaunts imaginable to make a trip from any point on the Denver & Rio Grande road to Garland and return. It can be made from Denver and re turn in two days, leaving Denver in the morning and returning the next evening. From Colorado Springs it is still more desirable, leaving the Springs one morning at eleven o' clock, and returning the following afternoon at four. The time from Canon City is about the same, while from Pueblo it is made in a half-day eather way. On the round trip one has the sunset effects on the ascent of the pass, and the sunrise on the descent. The way down is some more thrilling than the ascent, the train crawling around the cliff faces, clinging to the rocks, and, as it seems, fairly hanging on to the wil lows hunting each little hollow to its head, then swinging to the right and balancing gingerly out upon the point until the pilot peeps over the brink, and the engine shakes its cinders into the gorge below. Be tween two strata of clouds the tram moves silently and steadily, and the Spanish Peaks look as if their base rented upon the cloud line. The up per clouds are torn and rifted, and the sun shoots its glowing rays through and down upon the second stratum of clouds a thousand feet be low, penetrating to one-third their depth, and giving them the appear ance of a snow covered plain. A DIKING ANIMAL TAMER. For some time the question of giv ing exhibitions with the animals ha*, been agitated among the Directors of the Zoological Garden, and Mr. T. Stevan, the Superintendent of the Cam voia, volunteered to enter the dens and train the beasts. The on ly door to the cages is the one among the bars, which is pulled up slowly, and which must be again pulled down by mam force. Through this door Mr^Stevan entered the den of young lions, having no weapon except an ordinary raw hide. The lioness Nan cy seemed beside herself with rage at the invasion, and sprang at Stevan with a hoarse roar, her small ears laid flat down, and her white, ugly teeth.laid bare. Stevan fought her down with blow on blow of the heavy raw hide. The other lions bounded back and forth, with loud roars of rage and alarm. Stevan was perfect ly cool, and once after he had cowed Naricy for a moment, turned his back to the enraged beasts. He next entered the cage of the leopards. These he played with as one would play with pet cats and put them through many graceful evolu tions. Next Mr. Stevans entered the den of a pair of old lions. They are prob ably the largest lions in the country, and are untrained and untamed. The two great animals seemed about to spring upon the adventurous man who advanced upon them. They crouched upon their bellies. As he struck at them they uttered such hor rible roars and looked so wildly fierce and dreadful that the gentlemen out side begged Stevan to come out. They snapped their great jaws at him, and chewed up the whips he carried. It was a terrible scene. It seemed that nothing could prevent the maddened beasts tearing Stevan into pieces. Nothing but his coolness and pres ence of mind saved him. He never took his eyes from them, he never showed a sign of fear, and he beat them back with a giant's strength. Lastly Mr. Stevan entered the cage of the hyena*, which animals are popularly supposed to be untamable. There was another wild scene with these hideous beasts but Stevan was again shown to be lord over them. None of the animals had their claws clipped, or were in any way prepared for the exhibition. Mr. Stevan will continue to enter the dens, and will soon begin to give daily exhibitions of his power over the animals, if he succeeds in taming them. At present the lions and hy enas are too wild to be fooled with THE MANKATO WOOLEN FACTORY1 has established a branch house in New Ulm, in Kiesling's brick building, op posite Epple's meat market. The un-J dersigned, one of the proprietors, would respectfully announce to the public that he will receive and forward to the factory wool for spinning and carding purposes. Wool will also be received in exchange for goods. An experienced tailor has been employed and orders for suits, of the best quali ty and at lowest prices, will be filled on short notice. Call and examine the goods and obtain prices. j^*-' CHRISTIAN ROOS. C. WAGNER DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF Furniture, Pictures, Frames, Mouldings and Children's Carriages. Singer Sewing machine $35.00. New Davis $35.00 Wheeler & Wilson $35.00 Machines sold on time or monthly payments. MINNESOTA ST,, NEW ULM, MINN. M. MULLEN. Wholesale and Retail Dealer In SHELF & HEAVY HARDWARE IRON ANDSTEEL. FarmingTools AND BUILDING PAPER. Agent for CASE &SWEEPSATKE THRESHERS. Kirby, Wood, Jf7j.ee/er and Buckeye REAPERS and MOWERS, Furst Bradley HAY RAKES FURSTQ BRADLEY PLOWS, McSHEYRY SEEDERS. Corner Minn. & Second North Sts. New Ulm Minn. NEW MILLINER! STORE, JUST OPENED IN Redmann's Block, Minh. St. JfcTe-w TTlin, Minn., BY MRS. I. II. GIBBS. I ha\e just received a large and elegant assort ment of millinery goods, and respectfully inTito the public to call and examine my goods before purchasing elewhere Low prices and prompt attention, is my motto. Also Sew lrg machines kept for sale MRS I GIBBS MILLINERY AND DRESSMAKING ESTABLISHMENT of MRS. THOMAS E. WILTON. Opp. Dakota House, New Ulm, Minn* I have just received a new and splendid assort, ment of millinery goods, embracing all the latest styles and patterns, which am prepared to offer at prices to suit the times I also keep dress pat. terns for sale Qjr* Farm produce taken in exchange for goods. MRS THOMAS E. WALTON CENTRE STREET SAMPLEROOM & BILLIARD HALL I N BASEMENT OF ZECieslixigr's Bloclc. The best of Wines, Liquors and Ci gars constantly.kepi on hand. Louis FeIkel,PropT. WALePAPER DRUG, STORE.