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JAS BOBELETETER, Proprietor. NEW U.LM MINNESOTA CURRENT TOPICS. The laigest Sunday-school in the world (it is said) is at StocKport, England. The building accommodates about 4,000 ,and the school has branches that accommo date 1,000 more. The number of teachers registered fince the school was opened is 5,085, and of scholais 90,804. The latest novelty is a "barometer handkerchief." The design printed on it represents a man with an umbrella. In fine weatner the umbrella is blue, in changeable weather gray, and in rainy weather white. The secret lies in print ing this design in chloride of cobalt but the first washing removes this sensitive chemical and destroys the dorometer prop' rties. M. Conway writes to the Cincinnati Commercial that the largest list of suffer ers from the Thames disaster was that of the widowers who applied for help be cause they 'had lost their wives. particularly refers thi3 item to The Wom an's Rights Society, which will doubtless take measures immediately towards as certaining the financial valuation these gentlemen placed upon their domestic partnt rs. ii' A Paris pappr tells a story of a barber's apprentice in Hungary who cur his throat because a girl would not marry him. was taken to the hospital atRatisbon and cured. It subsequently proved that the operation his larynx had undergone had given him a fine tenor voice, which he improved by practice, and he has lately been engaged at the Oper* House in Vienna. A parent, who claimed the right to educate his own children, sent the follow ing comminication to a school board in England recently: "Jentlemen. I am at a loss to know ivhy the chool Bord oficei is so desireous to have my children edu cated. It is my only wish to make them cholars. There is plenty of stree* Aiabes to look aft- with annoying me so much Yours, and so forth. The Jentleman Chool Bord." A London special says the Duke of Edinburgh has left Coburg to join Her Majesty's ship Black Prince, which has been detailed to escort the Marquis of Lome and her Royal Highness the Prin cess Louise, Marchioness Oi Lome, to Canada It has been determined that the new Governor General and his distin guished lady shall enter Canada as no no Viceroy ever entered it be tore, and the most extensive preparations for the voyage have been made. Mr Muller, who by the free answers to prayers support the orphan-houses in Bristol, England, has issued his annual report, from which it appears that thou the expenses during the year had amouuted to 42,000, there remained a small balance in hand. Since the found ing of the institution, about $4,000,000 had been received. The number of or phans maintained in the institution dur ing the yeai had been 2,193, and the mor tality amongst them had been less than one per cent. Madame Marie Dumas, daughter and sister of the celebrated French novelists Dumas, Sr., and Dumas, Jr.is de scribed as a person of even more eccen tricity of character than her father. Having been divorced from her husband, she returned to her maiden patronymic, and besides acting as secretary to her father, "published 1 that nobody read, and painted pi tures in crayon and oil that nobody looked at." She was of ery robust physique, and inherited her father's Ethiopian features, While she lost no opportunity to inveigh against luxury and extiava^ance, her every day toilet seems to have been a simple, un pretentious yellow and black satin dress with red scarf and yellow silk turoan. Mr Gough does not confine himself to cold water topics in the course of his tour through England. At Gloucester he in veighed against universal suffrage, which he said, was "working awfully in America." In the cities the vilest and the lowest were ruling. What did they think, he asked, of a prize-fighter, a black-leg, being sent to Congress to represent one of the most intelligent dis tncts in New York? A great battle, he 'thought, would have to be fought in the States, and he hoped to go back and stand side by side with these fighting tor the riaht and the true. Mr. Gough is care- less about his facts, for when Mr. Mor \,rissey was in Congress he did not repre sent "one of the most intelligent districts iW?^\*J0jpa New York," althojdp^was sent to *$j&a2!i* 1 She State Senate hjj|p^i$-town constit fll# enc Ti*tiTp^e advocate seen,* to be even more despondent concerning universal suffrage than Rrince Bismarck. ^WSOFTHM WEEK SsSS 0 ANU VR1MINAIS. Mr. Learned, proprietor of a hotel, in Crookshire, Quebee, was shot dead by a tramp to whom he refused whisky. Some tour hundred persons in. North Carolina, indicted for illict distillidtr, will DP allowed to plead guilty and sentences will be suspended during good behavior An incendiary fire lately occurred at Jackson, D. T., which destroyed Poor & Stif fens liver* stable, burning 17 horses. The fire was caused by an incendiary. Col. Richard Beld committed suicide a few days ago at the Windsor House, Oakland, California, by taking morphine. He was a miner from Pitsburgh, Pa. Cause, poor health and domestic difficulties. In an affray at Plaqueimme La., be tween A. C. Brule and State Senator Geo. B. Waite, the former received a flesh wound in the arm, and the latter a serious wound in the side, and is now in a critical condition Cause, politics. At Sturgis City, D. T., Bolder Ford, a noted gambler, lately shot and instantly killed John Russel, a Tex*s cattle man. The only cause alleged for the murder is that Ford was drunk and wanted to kill somebody. He is in jail at Deadwood. At Cleveland, Ohio, the jury in the case of Chas. McGue, on tiial for murder rendered a verdict of murder in the first de gree. MeGhie murdered Mary Kelly, his mistress, in a house of ill-fame in that city several months since. Three tramps the ottier day, entered the house of a farmer named Thos. Laimon, near Parkersburg, W. Va, beat the farmeiV wife and daughter in a brutal manner, se zed everything that could be of use to them and decamped. They were pursued but were not captured. Otto Kuentryner hired a livery rig at St. Paul, Minn., Saturday evening, Oct., 36, drove out to Lake Como had the herse put in KnaufPs stable, and on the porch of the hotel shot himself through the heart producing instant death, lie v- a* not intoxicated, and believed 10 have been deianged. The Manhattan Savings institution wa on th* morning of Sunday, the 27th of Octo ber, 1878, robbed of securities to the amount oi *2,757,700, of which $2,505,700 were registered in the name of the institution and not negoti able, and $168,000 are made payable to it, and $73,0(10 are in coupon bonds, and $11,000 in cash. For the purpose of preventing the loss to depositors, it is deemed advisable that no pajment be made without sixty days, notice as provided by the laws of the h.stitusion The integrity of the janitor is suspected. A startling development of defalcation has just occurred at St. Paul, Minnesota Charles Ethendge, a prominent and well known citizen, a member of the House oi Hope Church, enj yin the confidence of the community, has turned out to be a defaultei to a large amount, and has lied. He was agent for several lar^e Fire and Life lnsur^ ante companies, and also had an extensive loan agency. The amount of his stealings i* not known, but investigation will develop it in a few days. He is supposed to be in Can ada. Whi'e en route to Oheyenre city in charge of Wm. Ward, stage agent, Doug Goodale, one of the participants in the late muider and stage robbery at Cannon Springs, escaped by throwing himself from the wind ow of the passenger train at Lone Tree, Neb. Of the treasurer taken from the coach on this occasion about $15,000 has been recovered. One of the robbers, Thomas Price, Lies dang erously wounded at Deadwood, while two. Kno vn hive been engaged in the same rob bery, namely, MeBride and Carr, have not Deen eaptured. The former is known to have been wounded by one of the messengers. There are at present in confinement four of the gang, who, although the evidence is not clear that they were in this late robbery, have confessed to having been engaged in others At Boston. Mass, Judge Bumpus de public his decision in the case of Charles Hartwell, conductor, who is charged with having caused the accident at W liaston, on the Old Colony railroad. Hartwell is ad judged guilty of manslaughter and held in $10,000 bail for trial in December. Engineer Hurlburt, of the freight trait,, is adjudged guilty of gross negligence inoccuping the in ward track without gi\ ing proper signal. The verdict further states that engineer Westgate, of the forward engine of the excursion train was not a suitable person to have charge of the train under the circumstances, as he did not possess that complete knowledge of and familiarity with the track and switches of the road, such as a regular engineer would have and further that if the rules of the road had been followed out, no accident woulahave occurred. CASUALTIES. The barge an Schaack sank oft Yohkers, N. Y. and the captain and his wife and two children were drowned. The pickling establishment of P. & J. Heinz, Pittsburg, Pa., has been destroyed by fire. Loss $50,000, wholly covered by insur ance Hairy Dyer, yard-master of the St. Paul & Pacific railroad, at St Paul, Minn., broke one of his legs above the knee by a fall the other day. The tug Hi Smith with lighter in tow, says a Buffalo, N. Y.,telegram, went ashore on Tecumseh reef. The tug will be a total loss One man missing. The schooner Algerine, from Ogdens burg to Cleveland, Ohi loaded with iron ore, ran ashore during a storm on tbe 23d inst. at Springfield, Pa, twenty miles west of Erie. The crew reached shore safely. Of the persons on board the river steamer Expre*s which foundered in a gale of the 23d inst. fifteen are known to be saved Sixteen are missing and some of these may have been picked up by a passing vessel.*^ The steam ship City ot Houston, on its way from New York to Galveston, foundered off Frying Panama in a fearful gale, The passengers and crew were taken off by the Marqnet, of New York, and safely landed at Fernandina, Flondo.* i f' "Decatur and Edwards counties, in Sap pa valley, Kansas, recently raided by the Cheyene Indians, have been devastated by prairie fires, and nearly everything not de stroyed by the Indians consumed. Several persons are said to have perished in the flames. An immense and very'''' destructive storm of wind and rain has just passed over the eastern states doing incalculable damage to property. A number of lives were lost, and a great many persons injured, In Philidel phia forty churches of all denomination were more or less injured, and a great many other buildings damaged and property destroy^ d. Great havoc and destruction occurred in New York, Brooklyn, Comden, N. J. Pallestown, Pa., Harrisburg, Pa, and other places, and at Washington, Albany and numerous other points. The violence of the gale was almost unprecedented PERSONAL AND fvuITICAI.. John S. Carlisle, formerly United Senitor from West Virginia, is dead. shop Perry, of Iowa,and Bishop Rob ertson of Missouri have reached this country from Europe. Duke Charles, of Schleswig-Holstein Sanderburg GlucksLurg, brother of the King of Denmark, is dead. The Socialists of St. Louis nave a full city ticket in the field, made up of candidates on other tickets endorsed by them. John H. Klippart, of Columbus, Ohio, who for twenty-seven years has been secre tary ot the Ohio State board of Agriculture, is dead. The DesMomes Register's official State reviews for Iowa show Hull's majority 9,339. The rest of the Republican State ticket is about the same. James S. Whitney, a prominent citizen and leading politician of Massachusetts, died suddenly at Boston, of apaplexy, as he was about to leave for his home in Springfield The U. S. State Department has tele graphed our minister at Madrid to convey to King Alfanso President Hayes' congratula tions at the King's escape from assassination President Hayes has accepted the in vitation extended to him by J. H. Bond, Collector Thomas and other prominent citizens of Baltimore, to attend the fair of the Medical institute in hat city. Th Chinese minister has also accepted an invita tion to be prtsent. Gen. Sherman, accompanied by Mrs. Sherman and Col. Bacon, of his staff, commis saiy general Judge Advocate General Dunn Gent ral Poe, of the engineer corps, and Gen eral Williamson, commissioner of the land office, left Washington for Indianapolis on the 28th mst., to attend the reunion of the army of the Tennessee in that city. Mayor Stock ley ot Philadelphia as re- ceivi a letter from Gen. Grantfrom Bordeaex, France, acknowledging the receipt of a so lution of the Philadelphia city council to ap point a special committee to receive him upon his return, and states if he returns by way of the Atlantic he will take a Pniladelphia steamer and notify the committee of the time of sailing. The general thanks the council and citizens of Philadelphia for the honor done him. MISVELliAJfEO US. G. Joseph & Co who'esale jewellers at Toronto have failed. Liabilities $260,000. The Ocean Mills at Newburgporr, vfass. have been sold at auction for $105,000 to E. R. Mudge, of Boston. Twenty thousand piople were present at the opening of the Fair in the new Catho ic Cathederal in New York city. 1 The banking houst of Clabough, Nel son & Co., Boltimore Md, has suspended and made an assignment. Liabilities $1,000,000. The dry goods bouse of Ray & Bro., of Montreal has failed. Liabilities $300,000. Outside speculation in real estate was the cause. Snow to the depth of nine inches fell in the northwestern part of Ontario, on Sun day night. Oct., 27th, doing great damage to fruit and other trees. A dispatch from Vienna says the Porte has addressed a circular to the powers de claring the insurrection of the Bulgarians is fostered by slave agitators. he steam ship Canada reached New York Oct. 24th, from Harve bringing $450,000 in gold com. The steamship Lessing from Hamburg brings $350,000 in gold coin. A dispatch from Pera says the Briish vice consul at Bourgas has been seriously as saulted by Russian officers, and the Russians refuse to allow the B.itish man-of-war Con don to go to Bourgas. Information has been received to the effect that General Trevino, commanding the Mexican forces on the Kio Grande, has already dispersed several bands of marauding Indians found on the Mexican side. The damage done in Philadelphia alone by the late wind storm is estimated at two millions of dollars. The damage in the sweeps of the storm throughout the region visited is beyond computation. In accordance with orders of the Gov ernor, the arms of the first and second infan try, Crescent City Batallion and Orleans ar tillery, were removed to Mechanics' Institu tion, where they wi'l be guarded by at least fo ty men until after the election. The United States war department has received 'nformation which makes it now appear probabl. that the Diaz gvernment has sent a large body of Mexican soldiers to the Rio Grande border to co-operate with the United States to prevent depredations along the border. A Glasgow, Scotland, telegram says: The liabilities of John lanes,Wright & Co. are over $500,000,0 0. The assets are comparative ly meager. It is ike Glasgow house only that fails, both Wright and Scqtt have retired from the London and Rangson concerns after the failure of the City of Glasgow bank, The slaughter house and pork packing establishment, of Christian Klin-p of East Buf falo, N. Y., has been destroyed by 'ft*e. Only about forty out of some 400 live hogs were saved An immense quantity of pork, lard and dressed ho were destroyed. Estimated* loss, $169,000 insurance, $86,000. '^a^/^fi The frosts in the lever ravaged portion of the South, continues with increased vigor. Physicians anticipate'a speedy^and entire ter mination of the fever. Business is reviving, refugees are returning, and many of them find that their houses have been plundered during their absence. In tne matter of an application for an injunction against the issue of the $2,000,000 loan for completing the Cincinnati Southern railway, the superior court has decided the loan constitutional and the bonds legal, and refused to grant the injunction, hence the city of Cincinnati must foot the ill. A Vienna correspondent says, if the latest news be true, affairs "ear Constantino ple are more and more assuming the same semi-hostile phase as before the meeting of the Berlin congress. Turkish, troops have been moved into position vacated by the Rus sians, and earthworks are being repaired and armed before Constantinople and Gall'moli. The Turks are arranging to increase their forces, and are summoning half-pay officers to active duty. A special committee for the de fense of the capital has been formed at the Seraskierate. United States Treasurer Gilfillan says in reference to the recent opinion of the at torney genernal, as to the method of comput ing taxable capital of national banks: 'National banks will bcreaftei be required in making up their capital stock subject to tax ation deduct not the face value nor the market value, but the price paid for United States bonds owned by them, les interest ac crued, to date of purchase. In making return return thereof to this office, no application made in conquence of the oppinion in question for the refunding of any tax upon bank cap ital hereto "ore assessed and collected, will be entertained by this office In pursuance of a meeting of manufac tui es, merchants and citizens held lately in Chicago, looking toward the extension of trade and commerce across the continent and with foreign countries, the committee propose to hold a cenvention in Chicago on the 12th of November, to which the President, Governors of States, members of Congress and ministers from the Soufh American States, Mexico, China and Japan have been invited. Governois of States, chambers of commmerce, mayors of cities and manulaturers' associations favoring the objects of the convention aie requested to send delegates and notify the committee of an intention to attend, addressing Geo.S. Bowen, 4 Ogdcn building, Chicago. WILD MAN OF THE WOODS. A Fearful Prodiiiy Captured in the Wilds of Tennessee and Brouyht to Louisville for ExhibitionHts Body Covered with fish Scates. [Louisville Courier Journal. The wild man brought to the city ye ster day by Dr. O. G. Biovier, of Sparta, Ten nessee, is truly a mysterious and wonderful creature. He will he exhibited throughout the country by Manager Whalleu, of the Metropolitan, who is a third owner in this remarkable being, who promises to success fully baffle all scientists who desire to give satisfactor\ explanation of his unnatural ap pearance. Before entering into the details of his capture, which form quite a thrilling and interesting episode, a description of the cnriosity, which promises to excite more at tention than Barnum's "What is it?" will be given. At a distance the general outline of his figure would indicate that he is only an ordinary man. Close in spection shows that his whole body is cov ered with a layer of scales, which drop off at regular periods, in the spring and fall, like the skin of a rattlesnake. He has a heavy growth of hair on his head and a dark, red dish beard about six inches long. His eyes present a frightful appearance, being at least twice the size of an averaged sized eye. Some of his toes are formed together, which give his feet a strange appearance, and bis height, when standing perfectly erect, is about six feet five inches. A nervous twitch ing of his muscles shows a desire to escape, and he is constantly looking in the direction of the door through which he entered. His entire body must be wet at intervals, and, should this be neglected, he begins immedi ately to manifest great uneasiness, his flesh becomes feverish, and his sufferings cannot be alleviated until the water is ap plied. At times he is danger ous, and yesterday morning, when Mr. Whallen attempted to l.lace him in a wagon, in which he intended to bring him to the theatre, it occupied some time. The strange creature acted in the most mysterious man ner, refusing ol stmately for some tinre to get into the wagon. He has quite a sharp appetite, having eaten a meal yesterday morning that w.ould have fully satisfied at least four men. With the exception of fish, his meals are all prepared in the ordinary ay, but the fish is eaten entirely raw. Dr. Broyler says that when alone he will some times mutter an unintelligible jargon, which it would be impossible for any one to under stand, but that, in the presence of visitors, he remains perfectly silent. Yesterday afternoon, from 1 to 4, a private exhibition was given, and a number of physicians were present, among them Drs. Brady and Cary Blackburn, who said that he was a great curiosity. Dr. Black burn said that his scaly condition could not be attributed any skin disease, but un doubtedly he was born in that condition. He will be on exhibition in one of the private rooms of the Metropolitan Theatre this afternoon and to-morrow between the hours of 1 and 4 o'clock. Only physicians a those specially invited will be allowed ad mission. "His exact age is not known, but for the last eighteen years be has been run ning wild in the Cumberland mountains in Tennessee, near the Caney Fork and Big Bone creek. He has been the constant ter ror of the community, although he was never known to attack any one until the day of his capture. Dr. G. G. Broyler, of Sparta, Tenn.. says that since the surrender of the confederate army it has been his intention to capture this creature and exhibit him throughout the country. The doctor says the parents of the wild man are respectable citi zens of North Carolina named Croslin. That their son is unquestionably a mysterious freak of nature they do not deny,' but they could not acconnt for bis scaly skin. At the tender age of five years, having always been possessed with a roving disposition, he left his home and plunged immediately into the mountainous region of Tennessee. Here be liv as best he could, subsisting on the pro I ducts of the ooantry, such as roots and herbs and small animate that he could capture. When in the water he was "in bis element. He would dive down into the depth of tbo ^inland lakes, remaining under water for considerable length ht time, and finally emerge with both hands filled with small fish, which he would dovour at ohce in the raw state. Dr. Breyler lays that' until about eighteen months ago he had not attempted the capture, although he had been watching the creature's actions for the past twelve years. About the 15th of September he started into the mountains fully determined to succeed in the capture. The "Wild Man of the Woods," as he was termed by the people of the vicinity, wa unusually fleet of foot and possessed a great deal of ability, bounding oyer the mountain ous regions in the most fearless manner. During the chase they kept the wild man constantly in sight, and their plan was to tire him out, in which they finally suc ceeded. was pursued through the wild, mountainous country, over lakes and preci pices, until his pursuers almost despaired of success. Stratagem was finally resorted to The lariat was thrown at him withou isuo cess, and then a kind of net was formed, into which be w?s decoyed and captured. He ran fearlessly into the net, and became en tangled in the meshes. Captured, but not conquered, a struggle ensued, in which Dr. Broyler was seriously wound ed. The wild man fought with his hands, after the fashion of a bear, and bruised and scratched the doctor in a frightful manner. At last they quieted their unwilling victim and brought him to Sparta. The doctor immediately telegraphed to Mr. Whallen, who purchased a third inter est in the wonder, and had him brought to Louisville yesterday morning. The presence of this wild man in Louisville has excited considerable attention among the doctors, and also a large crowd of curious persons, who are anxious to see the wonderful crea ture. There will be only one public exhibi tion in this city, which takes place at the Metropolitan Theatre Saturday afternoon. CATHOLIC GROWTH. Wonderful Spread of the Roman Church in this Countri/Thousands of Convert* From Protestantism.. TNew York Graphic. A single Jesuit priest, who is not yet a very old man, is known to have received more than 8,000 American Protestants into the Roman church, ten of whom were min isters of various sects. The order of Paulist Fathers, founded in 1858 by the Rev. Father Hecker, himself a convert from Protestant ism, numbers thirty-four members, nearly all of whom are American gentleme who were born and educated Protestants. Many of the Jesuitswho have in the United States 750 membersare Americans: the same is true of the Benedictines and the Christian Broth ers, who together count 1,000 members. The late archbishop of Baltimore in five years confirmed 2,752 converts of American birth. The average annual number of adult con verts in the city of New York is said to be about 990 The archbishops of Philadelphia and Milwaukee report that from 5 to 7 per cent, of those they confirm are converts. The bishop of Richmond says that 35 per cent, of the Catholics in North Carolina are converts, and that one parish in that State is composed wholly of converts. The church which has won from the ranks $ Protestant ism and enlisted in its own service buch men as Dr. Brownson, Dr. Ive, Archbishop Wood, of Philadelphia Dr. Bayley, the late archbishop of Baltimore Father Hecker, Father Hewitt, Dr. James Kent Stone, for merly president of Hobart College Father Walworth, Vicar Gen. Preston, Father Mo Lend. Dr. J. V. Huntington, Rev. Virgil H. Barber, Rev. Calvin White, and a Host of others not less distinguished, learned, and venerable Americans, cannot be regarded with contempt it must be reckoned with as a force that may be feared, but must not be despise 1. In the year 1850twenty-eight years ago^ there were in the entire United States only 6 Roman Catholic archbishopsone of whom was an American, three ot Irish birth, and two of French originand 27" bishops* There were 1,800 priests, 1,073 churches, 29 ecclesiastical institutions, 17 colleges, and 91 female academies. There are now 11 arch bishopsincluding one cardinal archbishop 56 bishops, 5,548 churches, 5,634 priests, 21 theological seminaries with 1,121 ecclesi astical students, 74 colleges, and 519 aca demies. Here is a growth in twenty-eight years of 44 prelates, 3,834 priests, 3,475 churches, and 477 seminaries, academies, and colleges. The Catholic population was estimated in 1850 to number 3,000,000 souls to-day it is known to be not less than 6,408,000, and by some author ities it is believed to exceed that figure by one-half. Nineteen of the prelates are na tives of the United States. The cathedrals of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Albany, Chica go, Baltimore, Buffalo, Louisville, Milwau kee, St. Louis, and Cincinnati Are monu ments of piety, taste, and skill the cathe dral of Boston is a structure of massive beau ty, 364 feet long, 160 feet wide, and 120 feet high, with two towers, one rising to the height of 320 feet. The style is purely mediaeval gothic. The new cathedral of New York, which has now been twenty years in building, is the largest, most beautiful and most costly ecclesiastical struc ture in this republic. Hundreds of the Catholic churches throughout the country are handsome edifices, and they contain a very large amount of artistic wealth in their alters, statues and paintings. Among the 150 Catholic churches in the archdiocese of New York alone, (which comprises tt city and county of New York and Westchester, Duchess, Sullivan, Rock land, Pulamn, Orange, Ulster and Bichmond counties) we could name mora than a score which contain works pf art worthy of very careful study and1 t# churches throughout the country. nothing* irk* ff i J- in i% J! 6f high praise. We are obliged to confess that tnese are chiefly the production of foreign artists, and this remark will applv to the interior artistic attractions of the Catholic churches generally* but art knows no country. The art galleries of the United States, public and private, if lumped together, would not equal the treasures of sculpture and painting that may be found in the principal Catholic oi* *SA" -J* A western contemporary has discovered that the number of tools is to the number of wise men as to the number of times one gets nothing for something is to the number of times one gets something i