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WBW TJLM MINNESOTA CURENT TOPICS. 'Saratoga "finds herself bankedrupted i:he failure of all her banks, and in mid winter. The people who go there in mid summer should take up a collection. Lord Beaconsfield is described as hav ung a face waxen and habitually ashen pale, on which suffering and pleasure, or Indeed emotion of any kind, i* never allowed to appear. As to his walkj it is -"a curious panther-like stride." There is a malicious hint abroad that 'General Grant will print a bopk of his ^travels. He should reflect upon it a long timetill alter he is well started on the third term, in fact. Grant has done a great many things that can be forgiving, tmt it's sometimes hard to forgive a man .who makes a book. The Legislature of Missouri has been (petitioned by the Grand Junta of several ^counties to revive the whipping post in that State. The Boons County jury argues "that "more punishment is imposed on the honest taxpayer than is inflicted on the criminal by small pecuniary fines or short terms of imprisonment, Mention is made of a very astonishing Quaker in Sheffield, England. Friend Ai red Wolstenholm las been rebuked by a moaner's jury for refusing to pull a child not of a shallow brook in which it was drowned. He was, on the other hand, moved to go to the house at some dis t-tance for aid, his excuse being that he "did not wish to wet his trousers." The new army bill meets with general appropriation, but it has powerful op position in a small but yery select circle of army officers, who are doing hard -work for their country in Washington i society. If the bill passes, these fighting mfc will have to go with their regiments -out on the plains and other cheerful ^places where there is no Washington :30ciety. Mike McCoole, who is to re-enter the prize ring next, summer, began life as a 'flat-boatman got a saloon in St. Louis &ad was worth $10,000 when his wife, a pretty and educated girl of good family, -eloped, taking part of his property he :spent the rest of it in vain pursuit of her aad her paramour, a St. Louis drummer, vto Texas, and now the ex-champion has resumed work on the river. Moody says that the people who hold .fairs in churches have now "got so far ithat for twenty-five cents young men can come in and kiss the handsomest woman ia the room." This is bad enough, but Brother Moody is probably not informed that in some of the churches things have \come to pass that instead of fixing the .price of this particular sort of entertain imenfc at twenty-five cents, it is down to a 'dime. It is net probable that the fair going public will demand further reduc tions. John Chinaman can be commended for. but few things. Among the few, however, is one of great virtue. It is his strict idea of finance, and how a bank should conduct its business. An upright and .enterprising man in China who under takes to constitute himself a bank there vby assumes most serious conseque&ces should he fail. After a collapse of his financial institution, his head is always to be found numbered among the assets. Such a law in America would weed out .many rotten, corrupt rascals. I Wyoming, where lovely women can -vote if she will, she doesn't. Orlj one woman in the Territory has ever been elected to office by the people, and now offieial station is never demanded by any member of the sisterhood. Not half the -women in Cheyenne have cast a vote since the first two elections. Although there are separate polling-places lor the sex, respectable women stay away from the polls and keep out of politics. The only women who take an interest in elections are those of the baser sort. Mrs,1 -n "^i^iHSSX jfeiewjwe-A" Nancy Slocuimhas just died at Bloomington. Ind., at the age of 103. During the last ten yearsof her residence with her daughter, now a woman of 65, she was entirely helpless, though able to talk. It was among the duties of the daughter to dress and undress her moth er, sing her to sleep, as if she Were an in* fant, and give that care necessary to a young babe. The old lady would alwa speak of herself as "baby" and was as d! lighted and happy as a little child when a toy was presented to her. Whenever any good things to eat were in sight she would pleadingly say .to her daughter, 'Give vour babv some of that." \)1 "THIS raCRWFp^aay* ~~& OMXMB8 AKIM CJUMIXAZS. 1$^] i Louis ^.llenbaugh, of Toledo has just been tried for the murderofhis wife Terdict manslaughter. .._ Two convicts have" made their escape from th'? Ohio penitentiary ,by scaling the wafts with a ladder and'iopea. ji^' The families of John Keogh and Martin .Bergank Molly Maguires, who were to be hung Dec.-18, took leafe of them Dec. 17.' Martin Bergan, the Molly Maguire who was to be hung Dec. 18, liasbeen reprived by the Governor of Pennsylvania to Jan. 6. The board of pardons of Pennsylvania refused to reopen the case of John Keogh, sentenced to be hung at Pottsville Dec. 18. At Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday, Dec. 22d, the building occupied by the Evening Mail and the Commercial Indicator-was nearly destroyed *y fire. Two safes in the Mail of fice were found to have been tampered with, but failing to open them it is believed burg lars fired the building. Loss, about $8,000 AtCape'Giradeau, Mo., on the 19th inst., Walsh Ives, colored porter at the Frank lin house, shot and killed his wife, then shot himself, placing the weapon to his own head, fired and died instantly. Ives was a hard drinker and lived unhappily with his wife, and had frequently, threatened to kill her and himself. The New Orleans Picagune says, in West Feliciana parish, a few days ago, a ne gro named Cole disappeared, and subsequent ly the headless body of a negro was found in a cistern. No developments were made at the inquest respecting the parties who had committed the deed, nor was it proven that the body was that of Cole. A dispatch from St, Joseph, Mo., says Michael Donohue shot and killed Fred Tocke in the house of the latter Dec. 21st. The lat ter owed the former some money, which he refused to pay, and accused Donohue of steal ing some monkey wrenches from him, where upon Donohue drew a revolver and shot him dead while sitting in a chair. Great excitement prevails at Evans ville. Indiana, over the discovery of the body of Frank M. Murphy, a respectable painter, in the dissecting room of the Evansville Medical college. Murphy was buried on the 15th, and his wife received an anonymous note, on the 19th, instructing her to go to the college and she would discover the body. She followed the instructions, and police have taken pos session of the building. She identified the body, which was partially dissected,by marks and initials on his arm. An inquest is being held with the intention of getting at the per son who robbed his grave. -Serious develop ments are anticipated leading to sdbeking dis closures. PERSONAL Aim fVuITICAJj. The health of Minister Welch, at Lon don, is improving. Two congressmen from Tennessee, Thornburg and Riddell are sick in Washing ton, The President has nominated Mrs. Emily J. Dillman, for postmistress at Toledo, O. Hon. Alexander Ramsey of St. Paul Minn., is a candidate for the Beilin Mission made vacant by the death of Bayard Taylor. The secret committee under Senator Blaine's resolution to enquire into election frauds have had a session, and organized for work.. Alpheus S. Willams died at Washington, on the morning of Dec. 21st. He represented the Detroit, Michigan, district, in Congress. He was 68 years old. A movement is already inaugurated to secure the appointment of ex-Gov. Hartranft of Pennsylvania, minister to Berlin, in place of Bayard Taylor, deceased. Representative Williams, of Michigan, who is lying dangerously ill at Washington, is reported to be slightly better, but his con dition is regarded as very precarious. Rev. Dr. William Ives Buddington pastor of the Clinton Avenue Congregational church in Brooklyn, N. Y., has resigned the pastorate of that church on account of con tinued ill health. The President has recognized Richard Reade consul of her Brittannic Majesty for the States of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, to reside in Philadelphia. The directors of the Ohio penitentiary, appointed B. F. Dyer, of Brown county, chiei warden. Dyer is a farmer, and has never held a public office. There were twenty-two ap plicants for the position. The Hon. Ignatius Donnelly has served a formal notice on the Hon. William D. Washburn, that he will contest'his right to a seat in the Forty-Fifth congress, from the 3rd Minnesota district, and in the notice states the ground of contest. Dr George W. Angier, of Cleveland, Ohio, died of a pistol shot wound, December 13th. The pistol was accidently discharged by John B. Rice, a farmer of Ashtibula coun ty, who was visiting the doctor. The ball entered Angier's abdomen. The secretary of state has had a tele gram announcing the death Of Bayard Taylor, United States minister at Berlin, on the 19th of Dec, inst. He had been effected with dropsy for some time. The fatal symptoms came on suddenly. He had been out of bed and was transacting business with officials of the American legation the day before his death. His death was peaceful and painless The venerable Archbishop Purcell of Cincinnati, Ohio, who has had charge of Catholic interests in that city many years, announced to the cathedral congregation on Sunday, Dec. 23d, that he had written to the Pope, asking to be relived on account of the infirmities of old*age. In his remarks he al luded to financial matters and evidently con vincedhhis hearers that no fears need be felt as to investments throughjhim, as they were uaaey^Hmygf ctuannan MiscxzitAirEoua.' The weather is very stormy through out Great Britain. There is more snow on the Vurges than the oldest inhabitant remembers. Three boysweredrowned in Cain bridge, Mas*., Dec.list, while skating. The returns ot the Union workhouse in the east of London show widespread poverty and distress. There was a heavy snow storm, Dec. 21st, throughout Ontario, causing great delay to railroad trains. The flouring mill of White, Nash & Co., of Lanesboro, Minn., was destroyed by fire, Dec. 90th. Loss, $10,000. At Oakland Park, Cal., Dec. 21st, Rarus trotted the first heat in 2:14 the second heat with running mate in 2:14%. A statue to Charles Sumner was un veiled in Boston, Dec. 23d, by the governor. The statue is in the public garden. In New York city, December 117th, gold sold at par, the first time since the sus pension of specie payment in 1862. At Cahoes, N. Y., Patrick Bourke and family of five children were burned with their house on the night of December ISth. There was a $50,000 lire occured at Oxford, Miss., on a late morning. By the collision of two freight trains in Trevton, Ontario, two brakemen were killed. A great fall of snow is reported in England and throughout the continent. All railways in the north of Scotland are block aded. Seventeen trains are snowed up. At Treichlero, Pa., December 19th, the clothing of a child of Mrs.. Mench was acci dentally set on fire, and in an attempt to ex tinguish the flames the mother and child were burned to death. At the 23d annual dinner of the New England Society in New York city, Dec. 23, Secretary Evarts, Secretary Sherman, Senator Blaine and many other distinguished gentle men were present and spoke. The secretary of the treasury has issued a circular to customs officers authorizing them to receive, after the 1st of January, United States notes as well as gold coin and standared silver dollars in payment of duties on importations. The Illinois & St. Louis bridge has been sold under a decree of court, foreclosing the first and second mortgage bonds. It was purchased in the name of Anthony J. Thomas, of New York, who paid $50,000 gold as earnst money* The price paid is $2,000,000. John Green and team, at St. Paul, Min nesota, Dec. 13th, were run over by a gravel train at the crossing of the St. Paul & Pa cific railroad track, near the city mill. Both of his legs were crushed, and if he lives which is doubtful, one will have to be amputated. He also received other injuries. The Anti-Monopolist newspaper, established at St. Paul, Minnesota, five years ago by Hon. Ignatius Donnelly, from the pub lication and control of which he retired last November, has been suspended. The publi cation will not be resumed. Mr. Donnelly announces that he will protect subscribers, who have paid in advance, also, advertising contracts. December 19th, a passenger train on the Grand Rapids & Indiana railway struck a cutter containing John Mclntire, his wife and three children, at Hunt's crossing near Plainville, Mich. Mclntire was instantly killed, and his wife and one child fatally in jured. The train was stopped and the dead taken to Plainville, where medical aid was summoned. A Topeka, Kan., dispatch says: In re sponse to the demand made by the governor of Kansas, the authorities at Washington haye ordered the captured Cheyenne Indians to Fort Leavenworth, with a view to identifying those guilty of outrages in the States, that such may be turned over to the civil authori ties of Kansas for trial, and the remainder returned to their agency in the Indian terri tory. A Portland, Oregon dispatch says, Gov. Terry of Washington Territory, has been closeted with Gen. Howard in that city, con sidering the alarming state of affairs in the eastern part ofthe territory, and the suspicious attitude of Chief Moses and his band. Steps have been taken to secure the safety of settlers. Two companies of infantry and two of cavalry will be dispatched to Kittiitos Valley as soon as possible. A post will be established near Ettensburg. Camp Harney will be abandoned, andthe troops there stationed at the new post. The secretary of the interior has tele graphed to the Governor of Washington Ter ritory with regard to the reported outrages by eitisens upon Indians in the department of Columbia, instructing the governor to use his utmost endeavors toprevent any assaultsupon the Indians and further iuforming him that the law officers of the government have been directed by the attorney general to prosecute all offenders in such instances. Negotiations are now in progress at the interior depart ment with Chief Moses for placing his tribe npon a reservation- At a cabinet meeting on the 17th inst., there was general congratulation among those present at the peaceable condition of things throughout the entire country. One member of the cabinet remarked that at no time within his memory was there more har mony and good feeling in all sections than at the present time. The financial condition was alluded to as thoroughly satisfactory, and the only indication of trouble anywhere was in the military department of the Columbia, where Gen. McDowell had some reason to fear Indian hostilities. Recently, in Washington city, a meet ing of Senators andRepresentatives from the mnwr or~tnerB House committee to examine into and report upon the cause'bftfielyellow fever outbreak" in the Southern State/last summer, has ap pointed the' following sub-committees to the afflicted sections, namely: Garfield, Chitten den and Morse, to visit Mimphis and vicinity, and Gibson, .Hooker and Young, to visit New Orleans and vicinity. The sub-committees of the House and 3enate will'set and act jointly, during the Southern tour. There wili be a meeting of yellow fever experts in Memphis on the 36th inst^. givttg expression to the public the reiWnjcenUy afflicted toward tbje people of the North __ charity uaA assistance during the epidei 8ehator Editis presided, and H. D. M acfeo as secretary. A committee com of Hon. EtjJohn Ellis, Senator? Lamar\ ^Har riaand Garland, and Representatives Casey ^foung, J&rden Eg Cravens, Manning and. John Goode reported a series of resolutions expressing the most grateful feeling towards the people "of thej^iorth for their generous chanty and kindness during the prevalence of the fever., Eloquent speeches were made bv Senator Bustis, Representatives Youn\ JEIUs Manning ana others. ^FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. 8KSATK, Dec. 15 Mr. Davis, of West Virginia, introduced a bill appropriating money for the improvement of the Mononga hela river. .Bills were passed as follows: Giv ing condemned cannon to the Custer monu ment at West Point joint resolution appro priating money for expenses of yellow fever investigation repealing the possebill, clause of the army appropriation1 comitatus so far as it applies to sections subject to Indian in surrection- pension appropriation bill. The senate insisted on its amendments to the con sular and diplomatic and fortification appro priation bills, and committees of conference wereordered thereon HOUSE, December. 18.The senate amendment to the adjournment resolution, extending the Jadjournment was concurred in senate amendments to the consular and diplomatic appropriation bill were non-con curred in. The bill appropriating money for the expenses efthe yellow fever investigation was passed. The Indian appropriation bill was considered in committee of She whole. A joint resslution extending the time of the commit tee on transfer of the Indian bareau was passed. Bills were introduced giving Kansas courts jurisdiction over the Indian Territory for the improvement of the Yellowstone nal tional park. SENATE, Dec. 19Committee reports were made and conference committees report ed. The bill to amend the patent law was dis cussed. Mr. Burnside discussed the army re organization bilJ. A bill amending the Dis trict of Columbia acfjwas passed. Returning to the patent law, Mr. Windom offered an amendment for the protection of innocent users of a patent, providing that one who prosecutes a suit shall pay his own costs if he collects only nominal or small damages. Cameron, Mitchell, Kirkwood, Plumb, Bay*rd, Wallace.'Bailey and Garland were appointed a committee to investigate election outrages under Blaine's resolution. The patent bill went over till Jan. 7. HOUSE, Dec. 19.A resolution to in vestigate the conflict of jurisdiction between Judge Rives and the State courts in Virginia was objected to. The Indian appropriations bill was considered in $he committee of the whole and passed. The civil service commit tee reported the charges of use of money in passing the District of Columbia bill unfound ed. SENATE, Dec. 20.The morning hour was usedin discussing the order of business. After discussion, interrupted by an executive session, Senator Beck's bill to repeal section 830 of the revised statutes touching lest oaths, he having withdrawn a proposed amendment repealing section 821, was passed without opposition Senate adjourned to January 7th HOUSE, December 20.Bills were passed removing the political disabilities of J. M. Bell, Georgia Wm. Ward, Virginia and M. Kimball, Missouri creating Portsmouth, Ohio, a post of delivery and for the relief t' Mrs. Mansfield widow of Gen. Mansfield. A communica'ion from Secretary Sherman was receieved in reply to a resolution of inquirv touching government financial matters. Mr. Hewitt of N. Y. produced much confusion by assailing the communication, but it was finally referred to the ways and means com mittee. Ihe House then adjourned to Jan. 7th. An Unnecessary Notoriety. Fond du Lac Special to Milwaukee Sentinel.] Gen. John McDonald appeared in County Judge Perkins' court this morning in the case of the State of Wisconsin against him self, for an assault with intent to do bodily harm upon Mr. W. C. Williams, the Milwau kee lawyer who is retained in the celebrated divorce suit of McDonald vs. McDonald. The general waived examination, and by consent of his own counsel, Col. W. W. D. Turner, of Eipon, was held to bail to the circuit court in $ 1,000. Col. C. K. Pier, vice president of the Fond da Lac Savings bank, became joint surety with the defend ant. In the afternoon at 3 o'clock the general appeared before Police Jus tice Eastman to answer to a demand for a peace warrant by Mr. Williams, who in his complaint stated that he considered his life in danger. Col. Gilson, district attorney, in behalf of the State, moved a discontinuance of the action, stating in open court that Mr. Williams was able to protect himself. The motion was granted and Gen. McDonald and Jere Doobs went to Oshkosh to witness the walking match. Mrs. La Mothe, the "Sylph", your correspondent is informed by her at torney, Col. Turner, of Eipon, has instruct ed him to bring suit in her name against every newspaper in Wisconsin, and some outside of the State which had mentioned her name in any connection which reflects on her personal character. I understood the colonel, who has been here to-day, to say that he was already drawing up papers in the cases. Among other news papers who aim to give the news but who are to be prosecuted for it, are the Milwaukee Sentinel, ike Fond du Lac Commonwealth, the Fond du Lac Journal, and the Bipon Commonwealth. The colonel informs me that if all these newspapers which have ever had anything to say about Mrs. LaMothe will take it back and swear they never said it she will discontinue. Otherwise there,will be millions in it for her if she collects from $10,000 to $50,000 each from them, graded according to their financial capacity. In the divorce suit the colonel stands aloof as a sort of third party (greenback for instance), representing Mrs. LaMothe's greenbacks. But I am assured on personal authority that if it had not been for the in termeddling of third parties, not counting LaMothe as one, Gen. McDonald and his wife would have never experienced the trouble which has brought them so unfor tunately into domestic notoriety, and would be living together as man and wife to-day. ISlne women in Burlington banded themselves together last week by a sol emn vow, never to speak of other women at all, if they could not speak well of them. All their tongues have grown so rusty irom disuse that they have to lu bricate them with machine-oil before they can swallow.Hawkeye. rACamei'&j&* i*sr' ^vMbl*came1, Wttiig In Mill in Africa, was seveiely beaten by drijrer. Perceiving that the caWei Sutured up the injury, and was wai for a favorably opportunity for reve he kept a strict watch upon the Time passed away. The camel, _. ing that he was watched, was qme' obedient, and the driver began to that the beating was forgotten, ^h' night, after thfc lapseurf several "m the man- was sleeowgf on a raised re form in the mill, while, as is customY the camel was stabledj in a corn? r. pening to wake, the driver observed the bright moon-light that, when all quiet, the animal looked caution^ around, arose sottly, and, stealing tow a spot where a bundle of clothes aa a burnouse, thrown carelessly on tf ground, resembled a sleeping figure, itself with violence upon them, rolli with all its weight and tearing them mi viciously with his teeth. Satisfied tl its revenge was complete, the camel eturning to its corner, wb en the d? sat up and spoke. At the sound oi voice, and perceiving the mistake it made, the animal wasiso mortified at failure and discovery of Ids scheme it dashed its head against the wail died on the spot. A Boston Combination Outwittotf. San Francisco Evening Post. When the recent excitement in Sierra Nevd and other north end stocks got fairly u: way, a syndicate of prominent Bo capitalists was formed for purpose of interesting themsj,' in our market. This syndicate had, headquarters with Stone & Donner, lei bankers on State street in that city, and i. $5,000,000was put upby the members foroj,* ing uses. The Boston syndicate was lar| on telegraphic orders to this city, Sierra Ne Union, Mexican and Ophir. Their purchae, were not confined to these stocks aloue ever, for they corralled quite a quantity of collaterals as Gould & Currv, Savasje. Hale A Norcross, Bullion, etc., with the view that th: developments in the Sierra Nevada must caus-V a vigorous appreciation all along the Comstod line. The syndicate received the best inform ation obtainable by telegram from day day regarding the condition of the Sieif Nevada, etc., and the internal forces s.t #01 in the market. Having purchased most the stocks before the inflation. was at it highest, and having made several suecessfa turns with their holdings, the syndicate coal have cleaned up and retired from thefie" before the final crash name, had they so disposed, with a third as much of people's money as they themselves had orij, ally invested, But like a great many syn cateB and combinations formed for the saiu purpose on this coast,the Boston capitalistswer thoroughly enthused and carried awav by their first success. They hadn't had such a glorious opportunity to make money since the good old times during the war, and they were going to take advantage of the occasion. They were advised that some kind of a fight was going on in the market between two rival combina tion struggling for power, nut they placed very little importance upon the' fact, feeling, like thousands of others, that none of the heavy holders of the favorite stock' would ever drean of selling pnt at less than 3500 per share, that the Sierra Nevada mine was goinc^ realize all sanguine expecfcjfcons of its friend immediately when crosgf'cutting commence on the twenty-two hundred foot level. Tl-*mm great crash, therefore, took the Boston sj cate unawares. It came st,althily as a in the night, and "the enormous shrinkal values happened so sudde^b" that, they unable to dispose of scarcely any stock." profits were destroyed. Bui deeming thkcJuiit' V, decline was merely a =stck Jfb, a result of th^ supposed fight between Flood and Skae, and that the showing of the mine was not}*e- sponsible, they did what a great many either people nearer at have doueaverage tueTc of their collaterals by purchasing more s|iaie on the decline. Two or three days of Aver aging in the face of a fearful shrinkage aW a constant call for money caused the Bown syndicate to weaken. They found themselves loaded to the gourd?. They suspectedthat some thing was wrong. Not knowing exactly what! the something was, they dil what has always been deemed the proper thing by eastern people, under similiar circumstancesthey. fell to anathemizing California, Nevada, th( mines and everything else connected wit them up hill and down dale. This mornin wejwere shown, through the. courtesy of a Iocs operater, a letter which he recently receive. from one of the members of the BostOi syndicate, and were premitted to make th following extract: BOSTOK, Nov. 20.Your telegram of J^o-daj is before me. This break ia Californiaj stock will tend to hurt business. People hk-re art inclined to consider the principals great villiasa and will not venture further. If thelSierra Nevada'developments prove as rich as wt were led to eipect, it will change the sentiment somewhat. Still the fearful decline will shake confidence, and our citizens will not be disposed to go in again. Your people are worse than folks here. If Sierra Nevada does not i show a huge body of ore it will be looked upon as a scandalous job, and wiu give California a very bad odor. I feel anxious to see the end oi this. I am glad that I am not more interested pecuniarily. However, you suggested, months ago, that such things might occur, but fa hardly believe it. I Just what is to blame for the havoc caused fl amongour Boston friends i* a difficult matter to state. A combination of things are at the I bottom of the disaster, any one of which may have been the cause. The mine did not show t rich as was expected on the 2,100 or 2,20) i levels.. It is quite certain that the large blocks of inside stock were thrown npon the marjart-''- The bonanzafirmuntil recently made no enwrt to check the decline. But if the dissatisfaction is great in Boston it is still greater here. More anathemas on the market will be heard on street In one hour than the staid old "H ia a week. But we do believe the Sierra Ne, mine will yet come out ail right, and, Boston'will a chance to get even on its in!, ments but it must not be impatient or hasty. Oar folks out here are not worse peoplethere, the syndicate man to the contrary notwithstanding. If we pbasess any advantagr over the syndicate, it is that,they did not clean up and remove from this, coast large profit^ when they might easily have done so. **.&- Albert Lea Standard: The money em bezzled by Mr. Lincoln from the school dis trict of this city has been paid in full,to tbs, last cent, so that the district loses nothing It is due to Mr. Lincoln to say that he'm every effort possible to bring this ^.p A about, and that in doing so he has mal poor man of himself. *W. Lately the dwelling house of Patrick N6^. Ion in Credit River was destroyed by fird with all its contents. He was absent, ty wife and children barelT^'' lives. i escaped with tb/