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Awful Italian Vengeance.
The*trial commenced at Rome a few days
ago of a butcher named Toszzi, and his wife,
son and daughter, who aie charged with
the murder of one Poggi, also a batcher.
The motives tor the crime were trade
jealousy and family disputes. PoggHvasen
trapped into Toszzi's cellar, wherethe mur
der was committed. The body of the vjc
-tim was cut into pieces and the remains
were scattered in a suburban wood. The
blood was boiled intolilack puddings which
were sold in Tozzi's shop. The son made a
confession. He narrated the story in court
with a cold-blooded cynicism that pro
voked a howl of fury, the audience yelling,
""Away with him to the scaffold!" In re
ply the murderer tauntingly screamed,
''Here I amtear me to pieces!" The ter
rible story has created intense excitement
throughout the city, fjPffr? %?M
latest Washington Telegrams.
Billings (Mont.) citizens protest against
the removal of Judge Coburn.
J. E. Routan was appointed clerk of the
McCook, Dak., connty court.jj'i/
Mr. McMillan has introduced a bill to
-change the name of the^atipnal Bkank of
Senator Logan says congress will investi
gate the rulings made by Commissioner
Hon. Horatio C. Burchard, who was re
moved froiH the mint directorship, is said
to be taking steps to be restored to posi
Ex-Civil Service" Commissioner Gregory
lias left for Europe. He will finish in Paris,
a, book on political economy, which he has
Senator Sabin will introduce a bill au
thorizing the construction of a postoffice
building at Stillwater, and making an ap
propriation of $100,000 lor it.
The bill introduced by Senator Jones, of
Arkansas, to secure cheaper telegraphic
correspondence, is that known as the postal
Aelegraph bill of the last congress.
The President has recognized Lamar C.
Quinteros a consul of Costa Rica, at New
Orleans, Horatio N. Cook, consul Greece^of
San Franrisco, Frank C. Collins, consul of
Greece, at Baltimore.
Delegate Cain has received a telegram
"from the mayor of Salt Lake City, stating
that the report oi an uprising of the Mor
mons was imminent, has been investigated
and found utteilj- false.
A general order has been issued from the
headquarters of the Grand Army of the
Replblic, in this city, informing the mem
ber of the orga i/ation that Washington
(has been selected as the site of the propos
ed G. A. Ii. Monument to Gen. Grant.
The following have been chosen as the
republican caucus committee of the house:
Cannon, of Illinois, chairman Ryan, Kan
sas Hepburn, Iowa McKinley, Ohio, Bai
rows, Michigan Bingham, Pennsylvania
Hiacock, Ne York Dingley. Maine, Rice,
Massachusetts Goff, West Virginia Joseph
W. McKenna, California.
The following fomth-cfass postmasters
-were commissioned: William J. NOlan,
Bridgewater, Dak. Col. J. McLyman, Ge-
*neva,Dak., Andiew Heidale,Dawson,Minn.
Samuel B. Mclntyre,
Willia Secombe Milaca, Minn. Samue
M. Mai tin, Piegan, Mont. Cyrus Black,
Byron, Neb. Oliver M. Collins, Willow Is
land Neb. postoffice named changed, Wil
liam Z. Campbell, Oronoque, late Dallas,
Kan. Arthur B. Day, Elwood, late Meek,
The controller of the currency, who was
several years ago entrusted with the duties
of closing up the affairs of the Freedmen's
bank, will make his report to congress in a
short time. The. depositors will suffer a
loss of a million dollars which is distribut
ed over the entire South in small sums
among the negroes. Mr. Cannon makes
a pathetic plea inbehalf of the bamboyzled
negroes, and recommends that $1,000,000
or so much as may be necessary, to be ap
propriased from the treasury to pay all
claims in full.
Senator Dolph's bill introduced in the
senate to repeal the timber culture, pre
etnptkm and desert-land acts provides:
In place of the^e modes of entering lands
all persons entitled under the laws, to
make a shall
to enterhomesteadoentry,of a section less desert moun
tainous land.-. Desert and mountainous
lands are defined, as all lands, exclusive of
timber and mineral lands, which will not
produce agricultural crops without irriga
tion, and all lands which are so mountain
ous andrough that they cannot.be ploughed
and cultivated. Any tract of which three
fourths is desert or mountainous, shall be
'desert or mountainous land.
Dr. John Steele, a pioneer of St. Paul and
Minnesota, died at St. Paul.
Modjeska and company had a narrow
escape from a serious railroad wreck while
-en route to Detroit.
The death is announced of Clarence Whist
*er, the wrestler, in Australia. Whistler
was bom near Delphi, Ind., in 1856.
'Gen. Nathan Goff, congressman from, the
Clarksburg (W. Va.) district, has fallen
heir, by the death of an uncle, to about
The late W. W. Gilman, of Sullivan
county. N. Y., left an estate worth $3,000,-
000, the proceeds of his tanneries. His
brother George, in New York city, is worth
There is sorrow among his classmates at
the military academy, West Point,overthe
death of Cadet John W. Goding, of Massa
chusetts, of the third class, by heart dis
There is no truth in the statement that
Mr. Pendleton and wife are dissatisfied
with their position in Berlin. The letters
which have been received from them con
tain expressions which contradict all re
porta of the kind. ^^jStf* ft' l&ffiHj
W^ About 5,000 bushels of wheat broke the
*iloor of the new mill at Devil's Lake, Dak.,
^involving a loss of $3,000.^, ^[Z.
|fe Samuel W. Patchen, of Patchen Bros..
j|*s New York brokers, fell down the stairs at
the Brooklyn club and was instantly kill
ed. He was wealthy, popular and a mem
ber of the stock exchange.
Near Youngtown, Ohio, two young men,
Harry Phillips and Richard Huhges, engag
ed in a wrestling match in a stable. .Phil
lips was thrown into a stall under the heels
of a horse and was kicked so badly that
Jhe will die.
At a crossing of the Texas Central rail
way, near Bryan, Tex., Rev. T Wilson and
two daughters, while returning home in a
wagon, were struck by anengine. All three
were instantly killed.' The engineer has
The Daisy flouring mill and also the Em
pire flouring mill of Milwaukeewereburned.
The Daisy mill had a capacity of 500
slrasheis per day. The miH was owned bv
E. P. Ailis & Co. The machinery and fix
tures were valued at $100,000. Its
capacity was about 600 barrels per day.
The Empire mill was owned by Hon. Cas
per M. Sanger.and T. H. Heamans. Its
capacity was about 400 barrels per dav.
The Daisy mill was valued at $100,000
and is a total loss. "The loss of the Em
pire is placed at $200,000, which is con
Mered a modest estimate!
Nelson Stewart and Anderson Davis, col
ored, were hangad at Charlotte, N. C., re-a
cently for burglary. V~
Near Millersburg. Ky., John Hi Wren*sho#
and killed William Ross, aged 76, on ac-s
count of a quarrel the previous day con
cerning a dog. W$gf k'
The body of a y'Oung woman for^nd dead
by the roadside in Sharon, near Boston,
under circumstances that indicated mur
der, has been identified as that of Caroline
F. Whitney, formerly of Winthrop, Me.,
but several years past, a woman of the town
inBoston. Her parents are-highly respect
Lieut. W. Cook of Fort Ellis is being tried
by an army court martial on charges of
assault preferred asainst him by Mrs. C. L.
Gilman and Mrs. Kit Corsey, ladies of the
Fort. Eleven army officers conduct .be
case. Lieut. Cook has secured the services'
of four- ol the most, able attorneys in the
territory of Montana, and it is thought
that he will succeed in vindicating his char
acter from the disgraceful charge.
The coldest weather experienced for^ five
years prevails in England. fi|N^
The marquis and marchioness of Lome
will visit Canada jn the spring.
The statement of the Imperial Bank of
Germany shows an increase* of specie ol
Queen Victoria has donated the sum o!
5,000 to the Darmstadt fund for thereliel
of wounded Bulgarians.
Mrs. Alice Bryant, of Zanesville, O.. com
mitted suicide by cutting her throat with
a razor. Cause bad health.
The Earl of Carnarvon,*lord-lieutenant
of Ireland, has appointed Mr. O'Kee'e, a
Nationalist, high sheriff of Limerick.
The donations to the Irish parliamentary
fund amount to $6,473. Of this sum Ire
land contributed $1,673, America $5,000,
and other places 800.
The late King Alfonso was grossly un
faithful to his queen. He was not very
particular either, as to the women upon
whom he bestowed his attentions.
The prince of Wales has sent hib check
for twenty-one guineas to the Royal Ag
ricultural Society of Ireland, to form a
prize for the Irish tenant-farmer class.
There are forty cases of smallpox at St.
Anne de la Focatiere, Quebec, where there
are 200 students and a population of 4,-
000. Great excitement prevails th.re,and
many families are leaving the place.
The British high commissioner in New
Guinea reports that tobacco is not only
smoked by men, women and children there,
but it is the small coin of the country
and no trade can be carried on without it.
Unitsd States Consul FrisBie, at Lyons,
France, has made an interesting report to
the subject of champagne as a commercial
barometer. He discovers that in good
times the American orders for chainpaigne
are larger than in bad timeswhich is not
a great discovery.
G. A. Mantel, member of parliment, has
entered an action against Mayor Beure
grand, of Montreal, as proprietor of La
Patrie, for $10,000 damages for libel. La
Patrie charged Mantel with accepting a
$14,000 contract as a bribe to support
the government in the matter of hanging
The German bundesrath has unanimous
ly approved the bill for the construction
betweean the Elb and the North se
The canal will cost Germany about $39.-
250,000. It is to bestrongly fortified, and
will have a great military as well as com
The activity and daily increasing strength
of the Egyptian forces have at last at
tracted the attention of the British gov
ernment to the serious state of affairs in
Egypt, and to the fact that the present
British force is not adequate to cope with
the formidable army of the new mahdi.
The government has decided to send a new
expedition to the Squdan, and it is being
prepared for immediate departure for
Egypt. The frontier field force in Egypt
consists of about 6,000 men, under the
command of Brig. Gen. Grenfell, one-hall
the force being British and the remainder
I General News Notes../
Natural gas has been found at Sidney,
Ohio, at a depth of 650 feet.
Eaton & Co.. notions, at Des Moines,fail
ed with liabilities o! over $8,200.
There are 109 disabled veterans in the
soldiers' home at Grand Rapids, Mich.
At a mass meeting in Cleveland $1,500
was subscribed to the Parnell fund.
A party of French Canadians are Buffer
ing greatly from exposure at Burlington
About all the officers in Illinois, state and
municipal, are on the committee to receive
Joseph Smith, the Irish informer in the
Phoenix Park case, is alive and under police
It is semi-ofncially announced that the
Ohio supreme court will decide the Cin
cinnati election cases in favor of the Demo
Ex-Gov.Rockwalter,of Ohioexplains how
the United States is in danger of losing its
foreign trade by the activity of England in
Washington Camp, .Sons of America, will
raise the funds to liquidate a debt resting
upon Washington's headquarters at Valley
The exportation of wheat from the United
States for the year ending July 1, 1885, ex
ceeded by 22,000,000 bushels that of the
Twenty sophomores'at the Wisconsin
university were suspended for absence from
the military drill, and the students mani
fest much indignation.
A train over one mile long, carrying 1,-
844,831 pounds of cotten and other
freight, was taken into New Orleans over
the Mississippi Valley railroad.
Another body was incinerated at the
Mount Olivet crematory Brooklyn, that ol
Martin M. Goldschmidt. of No. 306 East
Seventy-Fourth street, NewYork, who died
a few days ago.
Joseph Dion, the billiard player, who is
confined in Bloomingdale asylum, is said
to be improving, and at present seems per
fectly sane. There is a billiard table in his
room, on which he practices for hours each
At Salt Lake, Chief Justice Zane, in the
case of Deputy United States Marshal
Vandercook. arrested charged with lewd
ness, has sustained the territorial law,
which makes the offense named a misde
meanor. !^2:|H^ %et %i
Atlanta's artesian well in the heart ol
clip city, now nearly 2,500 feet deep, has
begun a steady flow and nowruns a solid
stream of abont 200,000 gallons dally.
The supply is inexhaustible, and the city
will have many other wells dug and get
therefrom its water.
A band of twenty-five "Knights of the
Switch" rode to the house of Benjamin
Scott, near Corydon, Ind., and ordered
him to take his mixed childrenfrom a white
school in the neighborhood and send them
to a colored school. Fearing some punish
ment lest he did as conuni
plied with the reqnestJ?
_At the^Winpna boad of trade meeting
Hon.B. Birket Was elected president M.,
J. Tpher, fiirst vice-president J."N1 Nelson,
second vjtc9 president H. H. Luers, secre
tary S.Tt Nelson, treasurer.
A. Brandenburg/sheriff of Otter Tai
Bounty, removed Michael Martin and Qlal
Tames to the penitentiary. Both will serve
six months, the former for larceny, the
latter forattempted burglary.
The annual convention of the county
superintendents of Minnesota will open in
St. Paul Dae. 28, and continue ona day.
It will be followed by the annual meeting
of the state teachers, which will last thret
days. All of the railroads will return dele
gates at one-fifth the regular fare.
East-Hound passenger rates from St.
Paul and Minneapolis have been restored
to tariff rates, and the scalpers will here
after be ignored.
The St. Paul presbytery has formallj
perferred charges against Rev. Dr. McLain
Riotous workmen are obstructing wort
oh the Burlington & Northern* neai
Winona, and the sheriff has been asked foi
In the Keenans murder case at Mankato
the defendants were acquitted.
There are numerous cases of typhoid fe
ver in Wheeling,Rice county.
An unknown insane man cut his throat
and jumped under a passing train at Fort
Chris Pheiffer, at Duluth, filled up with
whisky and then shot himself dead.
The second annual meeting of the Min
nesota association of trotting and pacing
horse breeders was held at the office ol
Commodore Kitson, president of the asso
ciation. The election of officers for the en
suing year resulted as follows: President,
N. W. Kittson first vice president. J. C.
Oswald, Minneapolis second, C. A. De
Graff, Janesville secretary, R. C. Judson,
Farmington treasurer, G. W. Sherwood,
St. Paul executive committee, C. A. De
Graff, G. W. Sherwood, R. C. Judson, D. S.
Hall, Benson, and George Graves,
Senator McMillan has introduced a bill
in the Senate to allow the State of Min
nesota to select lands in lieu ol a swamp
lands allowed the state where settlers Lad
prior claims. It is the same measure that
was introduced on both sides last season.
Senator McMillan also put in a bill for the
relief of Col. Pfender, who lost his home
and considerable personal property at
New Ulm during the Sioux outbrake. Col.
Pfender's claim is upward of $2,000.
An order has been made by the supreme
court for a reargument in the tax title cftse
of Ch&rles Channcey, appellant, against
Cordelia Wass, -at the next general term.
It is ordered, that copies of all briefs and
authorities on the side of the appellant be
served on the respondent's attorney, and
also on the attorney-general, on or before
the 10th day of February next, and that
copies of all briefs and authorities on the
side of the respondent be served, on or be
fore the 25th day of March next, on appel
lant's attorney. All proceedings are stayed
until the decision ol the cause on reargu
ment. This is the case that has excited
much discussion, and adverse comment on
The vestry of St. James Episcopal church,
Fergus Falls, are trying to secure a rectoi.
Bernard Winterfelt recently sold 120
acres of improved timber land in Tyrone
township, LeSueur county, for $6,500.
This is a trifle over $54 per acre, and is the
largest price ever paid for farm land in the
Rev. R. J. Qresswell, who for two years
past has been in charge of the work of the
Presbyterian church in Carlton county,
has resigned his position and gone to Min
Ex-Gov. Pillsbury, of the commission to
select a cite for the new penitentary, states
that an expert has made an examination
of several Quarries touching qualities of
stone, etc., but that the commission will
not reach a decision before springr
Miss Fannie F. Dunnell, daughter of the
ex-congressman, and H. R. Moore weie
married at Owatonna.
The annual convention of county school
superintendents opens at St. Paul Dec. 28.
Senator Sabin will introduce a bill for a
railroad bridge across the St. Croix any
where between Prescott and Taylor's
The Lake Minnetonka building opera
tions of 1884, as shown in last year's re
view, amounted to $174,000. For both
years there has been a conspicuous absence
of any very largeitems, thegood-sized totals
being made up by a large number of modest
building, mostly cottages. Thegrowth is a
natural and healthy one.
The business men of Redwood Falls or
ganised a board of trade by the election ol
the following officers: President, James
McMillan vice president, F. W. Philbrick
secretary. S. W.Hay treasurer,C. A.Fran
cois directors W. P. Dunnington, H. D.
Chollar, W. D. Flinn and W. M. Todd.
A four-year old child of Stephen Chase,of
Montirello, pulled a tub of boiling water
over on itself. Its mother was absent, and
it. was so badly scalded that it died the
Senator A. M. Crosby, of Luverne, had
the misfortune to receive a severe kick from
one of his blooded colts. He sustained a
severe bruise, but fortunately no bones
Wm. Brecht murdered Fred Schlirhtha
ber by cutting the arteries in his wrists and
letting him bleed to death. The murder
took place at the farm of Brecht, about
4% miles from the city of Red Wing.
The death of Joshua Smith, of Faribault,
better known as Uncle Josh, occurred after
a very short illness. The deceased wan a
very old resident of that city, and was
about eighty years of agefp *v
The annual encampment of the Minneso
ta department of the G. A. R. will be held
in r'aribault in February. It is expected
that about one thousand of the order will
be in attendance.
Wm. Brecht is believed to havs murdered
Fred Schtiehthaberjiear Red Wing by cut
ting the arteries in his wrist, and leaving
him to bleed to death.
Mankato is about to have a horse rail
The young men of Windom, determ'ned
not to be outdone St. Paul, have con
structed an ice boat, which will sail on
Louis Lemay, a boy of thirteen, while
skating on Centervflle Lake,broke through
the ice, and before assistance conld behad,
was drowned. The only one with the boy
when he broke in was his brother, eight
years old. The sad news was received at
home just as dancing had commenced at
his brother's wedding which had taken
place a few hours before.
At the last regular meeting of the Owa
tonna fire department it was decided to
enterthe Minnesota State Fire association,
and elect delegates to the annual meeting,
which will be held at Shakopee on Jan. 16.
Recently 2,100 pounds of fish were taken
from the lake at Sauk Center by one party
and shipped'to St. Paul, and the newspa
pers are howling at the wholesale slaughter.
J. M. Shaffer sued Postmaster Quinn. oi
Waverly, for $5,000 damages lot catting
him with a penknife, a few months ago.
The suit was disnnssedbecans^oldetetty^
L. Larsen, of Watertow,f
BlsTwodest89^ GthBiiXk of Mis
Ex-Judge Rappalfo. followed by Chann
cey Depewi Cornelius Vanderbilt, William
R., Frederick W., and George Vanderbilt,
in the order named,-entered the surrogate's
office in New York, and immediately ap
peared before Probate Clerk Breckett
for the purpose of filing the will
of William H. Vanderbilt. ^^"rday last
It is of great length and eoioraces many
details which are of no public interest. In
short, he leaves $10,000,000 to each of his
eight children, and the magnificent palaces
in which they now liveto his wife, his
late residence, and its contents, stables,
horses, pictn es, etc. etc., and $200,000 a
year, inlieu ofdowerand to public charities,
$1,000,000. All the rest, residue and re
mainder of all property and estate, real,
personal and mixed of any description and
wheresoever situated, he gave unto his two
3ons, Cornelius Vanderbilt and William K.
Vanderbilt, in equal shares, and to their
heirs and assins, for their use forever. The
amount is estimated at about $100,000,-
000, which willgiveeach $50,000,000, which
sum is doubtles equal or nearly equal to the
holdings of any living individual in the
country. A disposition to perpetuate the
family's supremacy in the business world,
however, is seen in the provision in the
will which directs that the railroad stocks
shall be held in bulk, and not dispoied of
without the consent of every person con
The bequests for public and charitable
purposes are as follows:
I give and bequeath to the board of trust
of the Vanderbilt university of Nashville,
Tenn., incorporated under the laws of the
state of Tennessee, $200,000 of the second
mortgage bonds of the Lake Shore & Michi
gan Southern railroad company, to be ap
plied to the usages and purposes of said
I give and bequeath to the following
named societies and incorporated bodies,
organized under the laws of the state of
New York, the sums hereinafter speeded,
viz: To the Domestic and Foreign Mission
ary society of the Primitive Episcopal
church of the United States of America,
$100,000 for domestic purposes to St.
Lukes hospital, incorporated in the year
1850, $100,000 to the Young Men's
Christian Association of the City of New
York, $100,00^ to the General Theological
Seminary of the Primitive Episcopal Church
of the City of NewYork, $50,000 to the New
Yorkf, [Bible and Common Praye
Book society, whereof the bishop
is president $50,000, to the
Home for Incurables, incorporated
in 1835, $50,000 to the Protestant Epis
copal Church Missionary Society for Sea
men in the citv and port of New York,$50,-
000 to the New York Home for intemper
ate Men, $50,000, to the New Aork Prot
estant Episcopal Mission (society of the
city of New York, $100,000, to the Metro
politan museum of art, incorporated April
13, 1870, $100,000, to the American Mu
seum ol natural Histoiy in the city of New
York, $50,000 to the Moravian church in
New Dory Lane, Staten Island, organized
under the name of the United Biethren's
church, $100,000. -t*
The Burial of Vanderbilt.
./The Vanderbilt family desired the re
mains of the husband and father to be
conveyed to the tomb with as little dis
play as possible, and their wishes were re
spected. Fifth avenne is not much given
to display, even when a million
aire is carried to his tomb, and
when the hour for the funeral ol Will
iam H. Vanderbilt arrived Friday morning
the 10th, there were but few indications,
even in the neighborhood of the Vanderbilt
home that anything unusual was going on.
Just three flags fluttered at hall mast among
a plenty of bare poles. No badge of crape
was seen anywhere except on the little
electric bell at the Vanderbilt mansion.
The ceremonies in the church were simple
Episcopal burial services. They were con
ducted by Rev. Dr. Cooke, the pas
tor, and Mr. Clapp. Bishop Potter
was present in his robes, but did
not participate. The priests met the pall
bearers at the door of the church and pre
ceded them down the center aisle, chanting
as they walked along. Preceding the coffin
walked the pall bearers, wearing white
sashes. They were:
Chauncey M. Depew, J. Pierrepont Mor
gan, Charles Rapallo, William Turnbull,
William Bliss, GeorgeJ. Magee, C. M. Berger,
Charles C. Clark, Judge John R. Brady, W.
L. Scott, D. 0. Mills and S. W. Caldwell.
The remains were taken to a ferry boat
and thence to New York, Staten Island,
where islocated the Vanderbilt mausoleum
Dlakl, was ar-'
retted at Avuca for stealing goods ol a mer
ctrcnt, and sentenced
Final Bnriel of Louis Blsl.
Winnepeg Special: Riel's remains were
laid to rest beneath the Catholic cathedral
at St. Boniface, theauthorities being afraid
to bury them in a grave as they might be
stolen. To showthe esteem in which the de
ceased rebel was held., his people bore his re
mains upon their shoulders all the way from
St. Vital, almost six miles. To see the stal
wart, rugged forms of eight hall-breeds with
beards covered with frost struggling under
their load was a sight neverto beforgotten.
Two paces in front of the coffin walked
Riel's two brothers, Joseph and Alexandre,
both stalwart specimens of their race.
The first sleigh in the procession contained
Riel's mother, his two sisters and his wife.
The poor old woman onleaving the house in
sisted on walking in the procession, and did
so as long as herfailingstrength would bear
her up. She was at last obliged to ride in
a sleigh. The ordinary requim mass was
celebrated by the clergy at the cathedral.
The poor mother was weeping piteously.
as were also other members of the family
and relatives, a large number of whom
She Des Moines TalleyXands.
Senator Wilson, of Iowa, has renewed his
proposition to settle 4he old and vexed
question of title in the Des Moines valley.
These lands are alongthe*DesMoines above
i aco.on fork. Under a grant in aid of a
canal m.1846, they were improperly certi
fled by the department of the interior to the
state of Iowa, therefrom located lands
sold by the United States, the state re
ceived indemnity lands for them, and the
Iowa legislature, in 1866, ratified the ac
ceptance. By this act the state was stop
ped from a'l claims, to the grant in the Des
Moines valley. Settlers went on these
granted lands supposing they were part of
the p'iblic domain, the state treated them
as trespassers, and sued them.
What a Fail Was There.
^Chicago, Special.Hon. Henry O'Connor
appeared in the Armory court as prosecut
ing witness agamst Fred Hart, for having,
he alleged, sobbed him of his pocket book
and a railroad pass. V\ earing yet en his
swollen and discolored tace the imprint
of intellectuafilty, his ineffectual at
tempts to appear the man he had
been, were pitiful to behold. Henry O'Con
nor was for years attorney general of Iowa.
He is sixty years of age and has held many,
positions t trust and honor. The man
Hart was discharged and the decree of the
court was endorsed by the ox-attorney gen
eral. Justice Meech gave the once emiueut
lawyer some advice and Mr. O'Connor sfcl
he would follow it. The escort of an ojttrer
was given hint to bis hotel.
Congressman torn Reed is six feet high
and weighs over tnoltnndred pounds. His
head Ufvery big, !UM11US (aceresembles that
aw They Are Married Da Wasfctat***
When thecensusof Becjj Bend, Wasb
ington. Territory, was taken last
month, it was found that there was a
population of 378,including293 males,
60 married women, one widow en
gaged and the rest children. More
than 200 of the men are bachelors
ranging in age from 25 to 50. Red
Bend is some distance from the rail
road, and it has been a very difficult
matter to get young women to locate
there. Most of the girls who went there
stopped at Yakima, or to the larger
towns south of there.
When the school Mouse was built the
directors advertised in various Terri
torial papers for a teacher, and the
first one who .presented herself was
employed. She had not been at the
desk a fortnight before she was mar
ried to a storekeeper named Elverson,
who was about the best looking young
man in the town. She resigned her
place, but consented to serve until her
successor had arriyed. One of the
young women, with whom'the com
mittee had been in correspondence,
was found disengaged, and in the
course of a month she transferred her
self to Red Bend and took charge of
the school. She was a tolerably home
ly woman, somewhat advanced in
years, but she, too, was led to the al
tar in less than a month, and gave up
the school as her predecessor had
Once again the place was filled, and
things went along smoothly for a while.
About that time McGinn, the tavern
keeper, imported a servant girl from
Portland, and put her in his kitchen
at a salary of $6 a week. Mrs. Mc
Ginn was not very lusty, and her hus
band found that the only way in which
keeping hotel was possible was for him
to have efficient female help. He had
had serious trouble in getting anybody
to come, but the wages that he offered
finally induced the girl spoken of to
accept the job.. She had no more than
learned the ways of the kitchen before
two or three young men began to hang
around the back door of the tavern.
McGinn was equjl to the emergency.
He watched matters for a day two,
and becoming convinced that the
school house episodes were to have a
repetition in his own kitchen, he got a
gun, and just as a young man appear
ed at the back door the next evening
after supper he ju-nped out on him.
"What do you want here?" he asked.
"Nothing."* said the fellow, coloring
up a little "nothingmuch. I was just
calling on the girl 'in there she's an
old friend of my family, and I look in
once and a while to see how she's get
"Well, I'm a friend of your family,
too," said McGinn, "to the extent that
I don't want to kill you, but if you
don't keep away from here I'll murder
you. Now, you git."
Theyouth slunk away. The next day
the girl was missing from the kitchen,
and late in the afternoon it was dis
coverd that she had married the young
man. The same day the schoolmis
tress announced her resignation, and
as McGinn was on the warpath with
his gun, the leading citizens made up
their minds that a crisis had arrived
which would require a good deal of
statesmanship to bridge over.
That evening, when the school com
mittee met to consider things, Mr.
Elder, the chairman, said he had an
idea which he thought worthy the at
tention of his associates.^ He propos
ed that in the future all school teach
ers should be made to sign a bond not
to marry before the end'of the term.
The idea was accepted, but fearing
that the conditions might make it im
possible for them to get women into
the town, they said nothing about
them to the one with whom they nad
opened negotations. Shecameon,and
alter deciding to take the place was
informed of the contract she would
have to sign. this she indignantly
declined to accede. The school com
mittee was inexorable, and so was
she. She said she would leave for
home in the morning. The committee
men looked at one another to* see if
anybody was weakening, but no one
appeared to be willing to give in so it
was decided she would have to go.
This particular girl was young and
vivacious, and when she started off
with School Director Beebe of Yakima
the whole town .wished she would
stay. An hour later Beebe drove into
town with the girl still in his wagon,
and to the people who gathered
around the vehicle with questions, he
"The fact fe we've decided to get
married. She didn't want to go back,
and I didn't want to have her go."
Everybody felt that Beebe had play
ed roots on everybody else but there
was nothing to say.
At the next meeting of thecommitee,
which Beebe did not attend, Mr. Elder
again had an idea which he wanted
to submit. said that in view of
what happened, it occured to him
that Red Bend had greatness within
"Now,/he continued, "let us^dver
stock this market with schoolma'ams
and servant girls. Advertise for them
everywhere, offer big wages and hire
all that come. We'll get enough after
Awhile to go around, and when, we ao
it, we may have a few on hand."
The suggestion was discussed at cony
3iderablelength, and finally adopted.
The school board decided to hire ten
teachers, and twenty of the married
men in town agreed to take twen
ty-five servant girls. The advertise
ments brought many answers, and in
the course of time the town began to
fill up with young women of every de
scription. As they arrived they were
assigned to different families, and beP
fore a week had passed ttK-iewere
more marriages on foot than the
preacher could keep track of. The ex
periment has been found to work
splendidly, and as the only school
ma'am in town is said to be on the
point of marrying, it is thought that
same device will be resorted to
the again. Six girls have married out of
McGinn's kitchen, and during the last
twelve months .there have been four
teen teachers at the little school. The
incumbent is a grenadier ITOM
will last some time.
|WBAT WIIiL, XOU HAVE?
Tippling as the Capitol-i-WeDSter and
Many of these committee rooms at
the Capitol contain during a session
choice article of spirits, and the pres
ent Minister to Berlin, Mr. Pendleton,
was not averse to treating his friends
of the Senate now and then.
to be that there was a regular bar in
the Capitol. This bar was known
vulgarly as "The Hole in the Wall."
It waa situated between the House and
the Senate, and at it Clay and Webster
often drank. In deference to the tem
perance sentiment this bar has been
long since abolished, but liquor is sold
at the Capitol as much as ever, and
you can get whisky stra^ht in either
the House or Senate restaurant by
merely asking for "cold tea."
It is said that drinking is decreasing
at Washington. I do not believe this
to be so. Fewer people drink at the
saloons, perhaps, but it has come to
be that every public man has his cel
lars stocked with wines and brandies,
and liquors are sold by the quantity
instead of by the glass. All of the gro
cery stores at Washington keep large
stocks of liquors, from Mumm's extra
dry champagne down to a very cheap
article of whisky, and you will find wine
stores in nearly every block. In no
city of the United States, except, per
haps, New Orleans, is there so much
wine drank in proportion to the popu
lation. Many fami'ies never sit down
to a meal without having wine on the
table, and at a Washington hotel, where
public men stop, it is the rule to take
a bottle of wine with your dinner.
Within the last few years punch has
become very popular at Washing
ton, and you will now find
a big punch bowl at almost
every fashionable gathering. It is
quite an art to make a fine Washing
ton punch, and it takes very little of
the regular article to cause the knees
to quiver and the hea'd to swim. One
recipe contains the ingredients, whisky,
rum, claret, champagne, sugar and
lemons. A little water added to -this,
and you have a drink that will putean.
old toper under the table after half
his usual allowance. Still this stuf is
given to young men and maidens' '|s
it any wonder that some of them gt*
too much, and we have such scenes
as that of Stewart Castle last winter,.
what Congressmen Holman's son in
sulted a young lady, and the hil of
the party were affected by their tip
ping? It was such punch as thi&, that
started young Mahone on a spree in
which he attempted to shoot OIHJ of
the waiters at Welcker's, and it is
this punch that will undoubtedly
create a scandal or two the coming
A great deal of beer is dfdtik in
Washineton, and many of those who
drink wine regularly at their mealo.
prefer a light article, such as claret.
The man who drinks such as beer anil
claret seldom becomes a drunkard, and
in those countries where cheap light
wines are staple, as Italy and Francg,
for instance, you will find much less
drunkenness than in America or Eng
land. There is a good deal of differ
ence in the United States as to drink
ing. Men from the North and East
and from California drink wine while
those from the West and South take
whisky or beer. Kentuckians usually
take whisky straight, and Wisconsins
are fond of their own Milwaukee lager.
Senators Frye and Blair are said to be
the only Senators who are teetotal
lers. Attorney General Garland likes
a good article of Bourbon. President
Cleveland drinks beer some
times, and of the members of
the Lower House, few of them are
averse to a dram on the sly. The
Speaker himself is a good judge of li
quors, and he often takes a bottle of
wine with his lunch. Both Cox and
Dorsheimer like good wine, and ex-di
plomates, such as Hitt, of Illinois,
seldom eat without a bottle of wine at
their meals. Ben LeFevre drinks beer,
and there are a number of members
who are addicted to drinking hot wa
ter. There was a Congressman named
Jadwin in the Forty-seventh Congress
who-never sat down to a meal without
having a teacup of hot water placed
betore him. He seasoned it with
cream and sugar and drank it as
other people do coffee. Congressman
Hatch, of Missouri, is also a hot wa
ter drinker, and Breckenridge, of Ar
kansas, takes it with every meal.
These hot water drinkers advocate
the practice as a cure for dyspepsia
and indigestion, and they say they be
come as fond of the drink as of tea,
coffee or whiskey. H%%#fTt jt#
A Elizabethan Dinner.
In Elizabethan days the first course
on great occasions would probably be
wheaten flummery, stewed broth or
spinach broth, or soaallage, gruel, or
hotchpot. The second consisted of
fish, among which we may note lam
preys, poor John, stock fish, and
sturgeon, with sidle dishes of porpoise.
The third course comprised quaking
puddings, bag puddings, black pud
dings, white pusMings, and narrow pud
dings. Then eame veal, beef, capons,
humble pie, mutton narrow pasties,
Scotch collops, wild fowl, and game.
In the fifth course all kinds of sweets,
creams in all their varieties, custards,
cheese, cakes, jellies, warden pies,
suckets, sillabnbs, and so onto be
followed perhaps by white cheese and
tansy cake. or the drinks, Ue and
beer, wine, sack, and numerous va
rieties, of mead or methe^lin, some of
which, were concocted out of as many
as five-and-twenty herbs, and were red
olent of sweet country perfumes,
Chambers's Journal. f%
General Simon Cameron, on his way
borne to Harrisburg, stopped in Phi
adelphia long enough to* tell an inter
viewer that after fty years' activity
in politics he was tired and had step
ped down and oat,