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THE dUEEFS SPEECH.
Victoria Attends the Session of Parlia
ment as Pe Programme, and Her
Customary Speech is Read.
LONDON-, Jan. 21. Tne weather to-day was
tmauapicious for the reappearance of the
queen in public. It was a dull, heavy day,
and 1h streets were covered with snow and
blush. Promptly at 1:30 p. m. the royal
party left Buckingham palace for the house
of lords. The route of the royal pageant had
been covered with graveL This prevented
the horses from falJing, and enabled more
rapid progress to be made. Her majesty
rods an open carriage, drawn bv eight
horses. The household cavalry acted as the
escort to the queen. Large crowds lined the
streets through which the royal procession
passed, and her majesty was cheered all
along the route. The scene in the house o
1 ords was very brilliant. Peers and peeresses,
judges, ministers and biphops were present
in large numbers, in full court dress. Gas
light was used in the chamber owing to the
absence of the sun. This enhanced the
beauty of the scene, as it showed more fully
the brilliancy of the jewels and splendor of
the dresses worn by those present The
queen looked as if she were suffering from a
THE QUEEN'S SPEECH.
The following is a summary of the leading
points in the queen's speech:
My Lords and Gsntlemen: My relations with,
other powers continue to be of a tnendlv char
acter. The differences which existed wheD I last
addressed you, between my government and
Bu8siaVm the snbjeet of the boundaries of Af
ghanistan, have been satisfactorily adjusted. In
pursuance of a convention which will be laid
before von, English and Russian commissioners,
with the full conference of my ally, the ameer of
Afghanistan, have been engaged in demarcating
the frontier of that country. I trust that their
-work, aheady far advanced, may tend to secure
the continuance of peace in Asia. The rising in
1B Eastern Itoumeha has given expression to a
desire of the inhabitants for a change in the po
litical arrangements under which they were
placed by the treaty of Berlin. My object in the
negotiations which have followed has beenC
to bring them, according to their
wish, tinder the prince of Bulga
ria's rule, while nintalning nnimpaired the
essential rights of tne sultan. Under a conven
tion concluded with the porte, commissioners
have been appointed on behalf of England and
Turkey to confer with the khedivo and report
upon the measures that are required for secur
ing the defense of Egypt, and stability and
efficiency of the government in that country.
Greatly to my regret, I was compelled in No
vember to declare war against King Theeban of
Burmah. Acts of hostility on his part against
my subjects and the interest of my empire had,
since his accession, been deliberate and contin
uous. These had necessitated the withdrawal
of mv representative at his court. My demands
for redress were systematically evaded and dis
regarded. An attempt to confiscate the prop
erty of my subjects trading under agreement,
and a refusal to settle the dispute by arbitra
tion, convinced me that the protection of Brit
ish life and property and the cessation of dan
gerous anarchy in upper Burmah could only be
effected by force of aims. The gallantry of my
European and Indian force under Gen. Pen
dergast rapidlv brought the country under
my powers, and I have decided that the most
certain methods of insuring peace and order
is to be found in the permanent incorporation of
the kingdom of Burmah with my empire. The
time which has lapsed since I assumed the
direct government of Ind'a, makes it desirable
that the operation of the statutes bv which that
chance was effected, should be carefully investi
gated. I command this important matter to
your earnest attention. The negotiations re
spectinar the rights of the French republic on
the coasts of Newfoundland, under the tieatv of
"Utrecht, have been brought to a satisiactoi con
clusion by an asreement which will be laid be
ioie you and before the legislature of Newfound
land as soon as it a%embles. An agreement has
also been made with Spam, securing to
this country all commercial lghts granted to
Germany in the Caioliue islands. Your consent
will be asked to legislativeNjnedsuies rendered
"necessarv in the convention on the subject of
international copvnght, to which I have agreed.
BBITAIN'S INTERNAL, AFFAIES.
J? regret to s.vy that no material improvement
tan be noted in the condition of trade or agri
cultuie. I feel the deepest sympathy with the
great number of persons in many vocations of
iife who are suffering under a pressure which, I
trust, will prove transient. I have seen with
deep sorrow the renewal since I last addressed
vou of the attempt to excite the neople of Ire
land to hostility against the legislative union
between that country and Gi eat Britain. I am
resolutely opposed to any disturbance of that
fundamental law, and in resisting it I am con
vinced that I shall be heartily supported by mv
parliament anfl my people. The social no less
than the material condition of that country en
gages my anxious attention. Although there
has been dnring the last year no marked increase
of serious crime, there is in manv places a con
certed resistance to the enforcement of legal
obligations, and I regret that the practice of or
ganized intimidation continues to exist. I have
caused every exertion to beu-ed for the detection
and punishment of these crimes, and no effort
will be spared by my government to protect
Irish subjects in the exercise of their legalrights
and in the enjoyment of individual libertv. If,
as my information leads me to apprehend, the
existing provisions of the law should prove to be
inadequate to cope with these growing evils, I
-stall look with confidence to your willingness to
invest mv government with all the necessary
power. 'Bills will be submitted for tiansferring
to representative councils in the counties of
*Great Britain local business which is now trans
acted by the courts f quarter sessions and other
authorities. A measure for the reform of county
government in Ireland Is also in preparation.
These measures will involve the consideration of
the present local burdens. A bill for facili
tating the sale of glebe lands in a man
ner adapted to the wants of the rural
population will also be submitted to vou, as
will also bills for removing the difficulties which
prevent the easv and cheap transfer of lands
for ameliorating the distressed condition of the
poor'm the western highlands and the islands of
Scotland for the more effectual prevention of
accidents in mines for extending the powers of
the railway commission in respect to the regu
lation of rates, and for the codification of the
ciimmal law. I trust that results beneficial to
Ahe cause of education may issue from the royal
commission which I have appointed to inqmre
into the working of the education acts. The
prompt and effective dispatch of the important
business which in an ever-growing proportion
lalls to you to transact wiP, I doubt not, oc
cupv your attention. In these and in all other
matters pertaining to your high functions, I
earnestly commend vou to the keeping and
guidance of Almighty God.
Debate in Parliament on the Queen's
Lord Salisbury, in a speech outlining the
policy of the government, said:
Germany had given assurances that she did
not intend to annex Samoa. With regard to
Burmah he said it would be better to await ar
rival of papers from Lord Dufferin before making
any statement. Thn government was using
its influence to prevent any important breach in
international laws. On this he felt strongly,
because it had been reported that he had given
encouragement to Greece. This statement he
emphatically denounced as untrue, and declared
that England above all desired peace in the east.
The government had refrained from rentwing
the'crimes ant in Ireland, because there had been
a prospect of returning order in that country.
The experiment had failed, although every
obanee had been given to make it succeed.
Nothing, he said, could exceed the patience of
chf earl of Carnarvon in carrying out his mis
sion of peace. The disease existed in West
-minster, and not in Ireland, and the government
must try to stamp it out here. The words of
3fir. Gladstone were answerable for many Irish
evils. Mr. Gladstone had not spoken with suffi
cient firmness concerning the integrity of the
The prime minister's speech was received
Mr. Gladstone said:
The conduct of Lord Salisbury in the Roume
lian matter was honorable to him and worthy of
bis name, and was a credit to England. The
opposition would render Lord Salisbury every
assistance and grant him every indulgence in
connection with the settlement of the Itoume
llan and Burmese question In regard to Ireland
he wished the queen's speech bad been more ex
plicit. He was convinced that only the gentle
tod oonctlatory handling of the Irish question
would be effectual. He had always striven
Vo eliminate the elements of wrath aud passion
n discussing Ireland. The exercise of candor
and justice could alone afford the smallest hope
of solving the difocuUy. Whatever It may bo
necessary to do tor Ireland sboatf. bo dj
promptly. In the name of heaven let us main
tain the union. We have been maintaining
for 600 years. Let us not now deviate from tht
path of good temper and self-command, bu
forgetful of all prejudice let us strive to do jus
tice to the great, gigantic interests committee
to our charge. [Loud cheersj
Mr. Gladstone spoke for an hour am
twenty minutes, and was greatly applaudet
Mr. Parnell said
He had always believed that if the principh
were admitted that Ireland was entitled to som
form of self-government, the settlement of tin
details would not be found a formidable tast
and there would be BO great difficulty in secur
ru'i the empire against separation. He him
self, although a Protestant, feared no dan
ger to the minority in Ireland fron
the Catholics. The whole qnestioi
was one of reasonable or exorbitant rents
He denied that the National leigne en
couraeed boycotting. The Nationalist mem
bers, on seeing the manifest deshe
England to weigh the Irish qnestioi
calmly, had resolved that no' extravagance
word or action on their part should mar th(
first fair chance Ireland ever had, neither Liber
als nor Parnellitss appearing to be inclined U.
The first installment of the great col
lection of models and casts of btatuary
which comprises all the works executed by
the eminent sculptor, Randolph Rogers of
Rome, during his active life of more than
thirty-five years-, and presented by him to
the University of Michigan, has been re
The Marquis de Mores, the Dakota cattle
king, was among the passengers on the
steamer Lohadar, which arrived from
Havre at New York recently.
It is estimated that the losses to the Flor
ida orange growers on account* of the late
cold snap will be from 1,500,'0()0 to $2,-
000,000. Frost is repoited in Cuba also.
Capt. Couch, the irrepressible Oklahoma!
boomer has gone to Washington to lobby
for a bill to open 13,C00,000 acres df the
reservation to settlers.
At New Haven, it is generally conceded
that Professor Dwight will succeed Presi
dent Porter in the Presidency of Yale col
General Passenger Agent Fee of the North
ern Pacific has issued a circular announce
ing the appointment of George S. Marsh as
assistant general ticket agent, his title and
duties to correspondiwith those of H. C.
Davis, assistant general passenger agent.
Joc.Mackin, the ex-Chicago boss in the
peuetentiary, and his bondsmen are trying
to devise means- for producing him before
the United States court.
Andre Andrews,a Chicago pawnbroker,was
taken to Joliet state prison, to serve out
his term of eight years for receiving stolen
property. Andrews, it is understood, is
veiy wealthy. The police assert that he
maintained for many- years the most'ex
tensive "fence" for thieves in the West.
The Gallatin Valley (Mon.) bank has
just closed the store oi August Gpttschalck
on a chattel mortgage ol $14,000. given to
Walter Cooper, which he sold to the bank.
A special from Washington says. The
president, in conversation with a Republi
can senator, said- "I am led to believe
that the majority of' your body intend to
insist that 1 shall give my reasons for sus
pending an officeholder at the time I nomi
nate his successor. I must inform you
that I shall do nothing of the kind. Nomi
nations are made by and with the consent
of the senate. It is fitting in such cases,
that the senate should have all the infor
mation they desire regarding the man
whose nomination they are asked to con
firm, but when they insist upon my reasons
tor making remo\ als they are usurping a
privilege that belongs to the executive
alone, and their requests will in every case
be denied. This is the position I propose
to take, and I am ready to abide thaconi
Senator Voorhees expects return for
his support of the bill to admit Dakotathe
republicans will vote for the admission of
Montana and Washington territories as
states, for which he has introduced bills.
Both of these territories have democratic
delegates in congress and he assumes that
they will continue to give a democratic ma
jority after being admitted to statehood.
It is also said that the Texas senators will
support the Dakota bill with the expecta
tion that the republicans will vote for the
division of Texas into three states. A bill
for this purpose has not yet been intro
duced, but the proposition is being advo
cated, and is increasing in p&pularity.
The house committee on labor held1
meeting and listened to the arguments of a
delegation representing all branches of the
government printing office in favor of the
bill introduced by Representative Foran of
Ohio, to restore the rate of wages paidito
employes* of the-government printing office
prior to Mai'cb, lS77,when by a clause in the
sundry civil appropriation bill, the rates
were reduced from 60 to 50 cents.per thou
sand emsv and 50 to 4 0 cents an hour.
When the delegation retired the commit
tee went into executive session, and de
cided to report the bill favorably to. the
A document found at Londonderry which
is said to have been circulated by thepolice
headed "Secret Irish Police Manifesto,"
and concluding "Issued by the Ulster Force."
It appeals to the police to refrain from as
eisting at evictions. Mr. Gladstone,^writ
ing to the mayor of Belfast, said that his
receiving the Ulster deputation would tend
to accredit the mische\ ious and groundless
statement that he intends to makepropos
als with reference to Ireland.
The regular fortnightly meeting of the
National league was held Dublin. John
Deasey, member of parhampnt for West
Mayo, occupied the chair, andin an address
said that he cared neither about the pro
posed coercion nor reform the Parnellites
were masters of the situation and before
the end of the year Ireland would have its
Congressmen Nelson and Wakefield are
both on the subcommittees, to take charge
of appropriation bills, the- former in the
Indian and the latfcer inthepostoffice. The
subcommittees consists of five, of whom
two are Republicans.
The president approved the act provid
ing for the performance of the duties of the
president in case of the removal, death
or inability both of the president and vice
A gang of cowboys raided Burlington,
Tex., four of whom were killed by a sheriff's*
Using Words of On Syllable*
Civil Service Commissioner Edgerton
for a nnmber of years ha,s delivered
an annual speech before the pupils of
the public schools at his home at Ft.
Wayne, Ind. These addresses, have
been characterized by the simplicity
of language employed. Although the
addresses were of considerable length,
not a word containing more than one
syllable was used in them. A New
York paper called attention to this
the other day, and a down-East ed*
ucator who nead the paragraph, wrote
Mr. Edgerton a letter, in which he
doubted the truthfulness of the state
ment, saying that he did not believe
such a thing could be done. Tb# in
credulous individual asked Judge Ed
gerton to write him .one sentence of 30
words of one syllable each. In reply
the Judge wrote no less than three
sentences of Anglo-Saxon. syllable
words, one ot the sente*4oea containing
42 words. iv
Important Decision eTtfie Natiomt*3a^
preino Cottrt. J-!
The supreme court of taie United States
rendered an important decision bearing tfjy
on the question of interstate comment*,
and particularly interesting as itdeals with
the right of a state to inCterfere with the
sale of liquor within its borders by citizens
of other states. The court holds thebroadJ
proposition that no state has the right
to discriminate against the cs&zens or the
product of other states, even though such
discrimination be based on the exercise of
the police power, and designed So preserve
the health and morals of the people. The
syllabus of the decision is as follows:
No. 741 Samuel A. Walling against the
peopleof the state Michigan. In Jwne, 1883,
Walling was prosecuted in the police court
of-Grand Rapids, Mich., under a*!%ate law
imposing a tax on persons engaged in the
business of selling liquor in that riat to
be bhipped from any other state. He was
Bi drummer for the firm of Ca\anagh &
Co. of Chicago, and he as charged ill one
court with selling liquor at wholesale-with
out ts license, and in another with selling
and taking orders for its sale without a
license. He was convicted and sentenced
to pay fine, and was imprisoned in de
fault of payment. He appealed to the
county circuit court, in which the case was
tried by a jury, and found i guilty.
The case was carried to the. su
preme court of Michigan, whicn de
decided* against Walling. The question in
the case-is whether the statute under which
Walling was prosecuted is repugnant to the
constitution of the United States. This
court held (Judge Bradley delivering the
opinion)/ that a discriminating tax im
posed by a state operating to the disad
vantage of the products of other states
when introduced into the first mentioned
state is irr effect a regulation in restraint of
Commerce among the states, and as such
is a usurpation of the power conferred by
the constitution upon the congress of the
United States. The supreme court of
Michigan held that the tax imposed by the
act is an exereise of the police power of
the state for the discouragement of the use
of intoxicating liquors and the pres
ervation of the health and morals of
the people. The supreme court of the
United States holds that this wQuld be a
perfect justification of the act if it did not
discriminate against the citizens and prod
ucts-of other states and thus usurp one of
the prerogatives of the national legisla
ture. The court concludes: "We think
the act in question operates as a regula
tion of commerce among the states in a
matter within the exclusive power of con
gress, and that it is for this reason repug
nant to the- constitution of the United
Stales, and void. The judgment of the
supreme oo-urt of Michigan is reversed and
the case r.smanded, with instructions to
take such further proceedings as may not
be inconsistent with this opinion." The
decision applies to every state and terri
tory and the drummers will no longer be
compelled to pay license in other states
than, those in which they live.
New later-State Commerce BlU.
Senator Collom, of Illinois, from a select
committee, has reported to the senate a
bill for the regulation of inter-state com
merce, the same being accompanied by an
exhaustive report in which the whole ques
tion is oiurefully considered. The public
interest, says the report, demands that
questions of dispute between shippers and
carriers be no longer left solely to the lat
ter for settlement. The following is an
abstract of the bill as reported:
After specifying the classes of carriers, or
rather the kinds ot traffic, to which the
regulations prescribed are to apply and de
claring that all changes made by such car
rieis shall be reasonable, the preliminary
sections-aim to prohibit e\ery variety of
unjust discrimination, to prescribe ade
quate 'penalties therefor, and to prescribe
for enforcement in the courts of the United
States-. These sections include the require
ment that all carriers shall"afford.reason
able facilities for the interchange of traffic
with oonnecting lines, and the prohibition
of a greater charge for a shorter than for a
longer distance, except when it be affirma
tively established by the carrier that suchi
charge does not constitute an unjust dis
crimination. Such common carrier may.
howe\ ar, in special cases be authorized by
the commission to charge less for longer
than t&r shorter distances for the transpor
tation of passengers and property. Anoth
er section requires all carriers subject to the
provisions of the proposed act to file their
tariffs and classifications with the inter
state commerce commission, and provides
that they shall be posted or otherwise pub
but leaves to be determined by the*
commission the manner of publication and
the place at and when such rates shall, be
published. Provision is .made for enfore*
mg the requirements of the commission in
these respects through the courts, and fo"n
the maintenance of the rates that may be
thus published. Prpvision is also made
for the appointment by the president oi:
live commissioners to bBi'Sonfirmed by th
senate, the commissioners first appointed
to continue in office for the terms of two*,
three, four, five and sixywars, respectively,
beginning the 1st day of July next, not
more than three of whom shall be appoint
ed from the same political party. Sevenal
sections aie devoted ,toprescribin the din
ties of the commissioners, and thei manner
in which complaints are-to be investigated
and prosecutions instituted under'the di
rection when found)necessary. The salary
of each commissioner is to be $75QO' per
Florida Bardie Frost-Bltteni.
Frsxnk It. Hpllingsworth, of,, C&icago
reached Washington direct frouij Florida,
lie says: The condition of affairs.there is
very discouraging, -The loss to the- orange
crop from the recent cold snap, will not
fall short of i',a00,000. The- principal
loss is in the destruction of theyonang trees,
per cent, of which ar,e ruined.
Many persons who had invested their
means in the planting of orange trees have
grown discouraged and are preparing to
leave the statei Owing to thfr stringency
of the money, laarket 18 and 2 0 per cent is
being chargedt by the bankers, and others
for short loan's, and in some instances this,
ftas reached. 33 high as 24 per. cent per an-,
Greltana Apistle, a young Italian, shot?
and killed isis wife in New York. Whan
brought before a magistrate he claimed!
justification, on the ground that she waa
continually irritating hia by singing^ hhfr
praises, of a former'husba.od.
The safe in County Treasurer Hartman'fe
office at Newcastle, Pat,, was blown* open
by thieves and 5200 in money, $10Q0O in
uoteaand $4,500 in county warrants&a&en.
The, burglars escapedi
Thomas F. Gault,, a postal clerk cuaning
between Burlington, and Council BlaJEfs on
th& Chicago, Burlington & Qumcy road,
was arrested on complaint of Inspector
Adsit and take* before Commiisioner
Hoyne in Chicago,, charged wijtb. stealing
packages of mershandie sent by mail.
Amos Stetle^- met Bert Btowers on the
street at Falfe. City, NeKv and cowhided
him nearly \o. death for writing an insult
ing letter to Mrs. Stetler BOs&king base pre*
A Chinaman died at Coulterville, Cftl.,
leaving an estate valued a.t $100,000.
Prof. J* Dana,, the eminent geologist
oi Yale- college, has delivered the first ol a
series, ol lectures ''Evolution," i which
he took the ground that the wdir of
creation must, scientific reaewwis, have
take* place as descriBM in the, Kibto.
The value the estate leht W late J.
3 UppincoMfe about *7,WQttyMk
At 3finneapolis the jury foiiod" August*
Oyse not guilty of the murder of Mark Nor
A yotraff man named A. W. Wells, -a pho
'tograpber employed at Miller's gallery,
Minneapolis, was found dead in tie room
which he had been occupying for several
nights pas$ in a lodging bouse, supposed
"from an overdose of laudanum.
The Washington County Agricultural so
ciety elected officers for the ensuing jear
and fixed the-time for holding the annual
fair on Tuesday, Wednesday, ThurhC&ay
and Friday of the week preceding the state
faiy, whenever the state society may decade
to hold their fair.
Ifc'is reported! at Dnluth that the DulJlSi
& Iran Range Railroad company will put
men to work at once clearing right of way
between that city and Two Harbors.to get
ready for gradim in the spring, and an ex
tensio of the road to Duluth in the sum
The D: Sinclair Publishing Companv
(Winona Republican} of Winona filed arti
cles of ^corporation? with the secretarv of
state. The capital stock is $50,000. *The
incorporators-are Daniel Sinclair, W. E.
Smith, John Bobftff. E. S. Youmans.
A. B.' Youmans, M. G. Norton. W.
H. LttJud, J. E.. Norton, L. C. Por
ter. E. A. Gerdtzen, H. Choate. H. C.
Balconi,J. A. Prentiss, L. C. Bonner. D.D.
Cane M. Wilson, har!es Horton, H. J.
CV'Neill and/William-Mitchell, allot Winona.
A. R. Burkdall was. appointed judge of
probate o-f.Pine Stone county by Gov.
Hubbard, viee P. E. James resigned.
Dr". R. G. Hutching, after a successful ser
vice of hearly four years as pastor of Ply
mouth church, Minneapolis, has tendered
his resignation. accepts a call to the
Second Congregational church at Oberlin,
The National Tube-works has purchased
all 'the capital stock, of the Sauk Centre
WaWr company, and thus becomes de
fendant in the tui bcGught by the village
The bank} postoffice and several stores at
Blooming Prairie wcpcdestroved bv fire.
Loss, $7,100 insurance 2,200.
Alsba poBtoffice, Fllmore county, has
been discontinued. Mail for that place
ill hereafter-be supplied from Leltoy.
Winona proposes to have a pontoon
bridge to connect that city with W'lscon
Rev. J. J. Hall of Auburn, Me., nho has
just been called to the pastorate of the
First Free Baptist Church of Minneapolis,
is saidt be one of the-leading ministers of
this denomination in, the country.
At Mdorehead, Judge Collirs sentenced
James Irwin to penitentiary for life for the
murder of S. Hewes, of that place in Sep
Reports fiom I6gging'fields show that the
late snows lu^e-spread generally over the
whole pineries^and\ allayed all fears of a
G-. A.'Gr erson, ^Hiarnessmaker of Roches
ter, made an assignment to J. W. Emerson
for the benefit of. eastern ci editors. His
liabilities are about'$l,200, and assets an
squahamount or more.
The^ twenty-six hour bicycle contest at
the Washington rink, Minneapolis, between
Mile Louise Armando, the American cham
pion long distancev-bn-yelist.and Fred Shaw
of Mitchell, Dak., was finished, and result
ed a. victoryo thelady Mile. Armando
had made 18' i li'ilos,. while the Dakoti.ia
had scored 16li.
The Minneapolis- Y. M. C. A. will erect a
Mrs. Squires wife of Lieut. Iferbeit G.
Squires, U. S. A*, died, at Yorkers, N. Y.,
recently. Lieuti Squires is a son of J. T.
Squares of Faribault, and the deceased was
formerlyMibs Pinkey Fargo, daughter of
the late William .G. Fiirgo, of Buffalo, N. Y.
Knudtson,general merchandise, of Beav
er (Veek, Rock county, became insolvent,
and a receiver was-appointed to adjust his
affairs for the benefit of his creditors. His
liabilities are abouti $15,000, and assets
A young Norwegian named Hallbert
Ktoudson, froniMinacsota, wasconfidenced
ot of 200 by a couple of sharpers at Mil
waukee. Knudson recently sold a farm
near Red Wing, for $2,400, receiving
aibout SiEoQ'in pacthal payment.
In the supreme- ?ourt Judge Dickinson
JsHed a decia-ien afifcrming the judgment of
Ijochren, of the Hennepin county
district court, ancideclining to grant anew
.trial for Ihomas. Hanley, now servit.g a
life sentence-at Ststlw at jr for the murder
of his partner, Tluomas Ryan at St. Paid.
This ends the master and Hanley will spend
his life belund ttse prison bars unless re
leased through executive clemency.
Bishop F0.se.bias started for Europe acr
companiod by hiis wife and five children.
They expect toail from New York Feb. 3,
man Lloydl to proceed directly to Rome,
and to jetunn is August. The bishop is to
preside-over tfee Methodisii conferences.in
Italy, Switzerland, Denrraark, Sweden and
Xorwoy, and. also as fraternal delegate to
meet the X&ritish Wesleyan conference
which meets-this year :a* John Wesley's
formes-chapel on City rojwl in London.
Offker Wbaley of Hr^vley arrested two.,
wheat.thief leaders in cabm in tbo -big
woods, near Spring eek. Thev made a
full wmfesion and the-rest oi th^outfit
will Fiacap^ured, as the- officer is their
track. Tbey have rp^-ded the south iPfWt
of tile county all wirier.
Congressman Milo White write* tthe Wfe
noaa Republican th^b he did notfc recom
mend! Thomas Halljtor postmajjtter^P.rea
to^i although aske&tjo do so.
Salooao license fog Rice county waB^frsad'
bjv-tohe-eounty cojwnissioners $50. In
FlW Earth coua&y the ligur*was $1Q0,
and'ia Steele cou%t^'it was voaed nqts to,
El Grue, whvekipped from, Hawlfiys ai
year-ago to escape arrest for selling Imort
'gaged property^has been seerj^a the, woods
The roof oS: J'oe Fritz's sifljble at Peters
burg was crushed in by snc#, a.pd.^pajfctf
valuable hesges, killed.
At Moorkeadl the jury ih the Inw.in t&se
returned a verdict of guilty ofuuuKferin
the secon2jdegree after being oiitt aJl Bight.
The coiaeD- block of tliegreat l!ce3Place
in St. Paul' was laid '3lhursd:$$ night the
14th insii, -with an iapopiu procession
and lots,of" iun. It was the largest turn
out of people since th. monster celebra
tion off tib completion, of, tihe- Northern
Tba valuation la, Winojsa. eounty is:
Rea] estate, $8,183 T84 pwsanal proper.
tyK $2,714,139 totaK $10,897,123*
auvaunt of tsue. levied, $18,9^909.85.
Information a bo received by tjhe
sfeuriff of 1*1 Cnosse county. Wis., that
Barto or Battson,alisvs Beecher.companioa
oIDeWitt, stlias Maxheld, the notorious
safe burglar arrested in Minneapolis, a
month tigo* was in the custody of ofScers
at Liwcoliv Neb,
General Manager Manvel, of th* St. Paul
and Manitoba railroad, has aettt Frank
Fort\*n to the Fiake university- at Nash
vill'j^ Term. Fortuon is a young colored
m-AB, and for some time p*t has been a
ftriter at the Ryan Hotel, St. Paul. Dot
ing Mr. Manvel's recent ufay at the hat&l*
Fortson waa especially attentive to Vm,
This he repays by giving th* young f|low a
good education. Mr^ Mfttwcl will all
Stories of Sailor Women.
There have been cases, says an oiS
sailor,, though not many of tbeflr,.
where women have shown themselves
to'be first-class sailors. Maybe yoti
&ave seen* a big schooner yacht cruis*
fag about the lower bay with a hand
some, gray-haired woman standing at?
the wheel and keeping her full and by
with one spoke, I have, anyhow, and
I aaa-told that there are half a dozen
ladies whose husbands belong to the
New York Yacht Club, who are as
handy about deck* as their husbands
Shigowners have- a cast-iron, case
hardened rule which- forbids skippers
to take-their wives to- sea, the theory
being that a captain will be looking
after the wife when- he ought to be
looking after the ship. It's a bad
theory and i3 not always held to.
There xst* the case of the cargo ship
"Edgar," homeward botmd from Sen
egal to London. The fever broke out,
and all the crew were piostrated ex
cept the captain and the mate. These
two men'went into the engine-room,
and the eaptain's wife steered. But
for her grit the ship would have been
Tfhentherewasthe heroic May Pat
tenrwho was with her husband in a voy
age around the Horn in the early day?
of the California gold excitement.
Her husband was taken sick off the
the Horn, and she took his place on
the quarter. The crew was a lot of
swabs none of'them knew a sextant
from ar spudbag, not even the mate
but Mrs. Patten kept? the log, and
took the sunyand navigated the ship
FHsco, oaring for her husband
when iiiwas herwatchibelow.
Another case was where a woman
served as skipper is that of the British
brig "Cleotus," Miss Betsy Miller,
master Hec- father was a ship
owner of- Saltcoats. Ha had no sons,
and took his daughter into his office
and about the docks as*a companion.
She gradually picked up a knowledge
of ships- *ind navigation. Finally she
became so enamored with a life at sea
that her father put her in com
mand of the "Cle&tus," which
he buiifj expressly f&r her. For
more than twenty years she sailed the
"Cleotus" about the stormy coasts
of Great Britain and thecontment, re
sisting the wooings of- the many gal
lant sailor boys who were fascinated
by her bravery, and when, her father
died she succeeded to and. conducted
hi& business successfully.
Not th least interesting of the sto
ries of' women at sea are the tales of
the female pirates. Seane of them are
historical as well as romantic. Alwil
da, the daughter of Symardus, a Goth
ic King, was betrothed by her father
to Alf, ttae heir to the throne of Den
mark. The promised marriage was
so disagreeable to Aiwilda that she
gathered a troop of young amazons,
dressed them in thevgarb of sailors,
left her h'omi? and put Jk sea as a Vik
ing. She-was exceedingly courageous
and successful. Finally she ne day
found ei oraw of pirate*, who were be
wailing the-loss of yhair commander.
She proposed that they safl under
her command. The raen were pleased
with her bearing and readily accepted.
Withthi increase of forces she became
a terror totthe coa&fc and rapidly in
creased hear fleet ejoul the lasomber of
It finally became ^leoessarjr to- exter-
minatetbis new bando pirates under
on the siarashjp Eider of the North Ger-,. great wfeen he saw. the runaway girl
Alf the rejected lover, was
placefi in commanI,of the naval fleet
that was- ordered to search, for her.
Theflfeets-met in lite-Gulf of, Finland.
Aiwilda- laid her ship along-side the
Admiral's, ajid, ir.sfche battle that en
sued haifi'of her crew was killed out
right, and she was overpowered by the
Admiral himself. FJlie wore a casque
aver, he" head, au^i was no* recogniz
ed until she ha Ibeen disarmed and
thooasq,ue was removed. The aston
ishment of the puewpective king was
HisvaiLe in actuanihad meantime won
the respect of tha-liair pirate, and she
married the manwh cortqwered her.
Soarcely les3 uomantixj- were the
careers of a number of women who,
by privation, Saa-ve been lad to assume
anEiaglis gi^lj.i&inpoint. Hermothr,
-she-dress of rnsnn take to the sea.| Eggling, tjring me some pa.pw and pen
for a living. Th* case ci Mary Reed, and
er raised her Ina boy's hress, so thai,
she should hs^a-less trouble, in rising
above the gyivations which she ejjn
dur?d as a child!. She was first afcot
maai and than* A cadet in the guards.
Fiaally she foil in love with a brother
cadet, revealed her sex, and the two.
w&re marrsad in the presence of T.bfeir-'
regiment. TJhe husband died, aftfsr at
year or twa* and theo Mary diQgsedl
sup as a mam again and went toyfieaJ
She eventjualSy was captured Ljfc a*ail
joined a ginate. Her she again fell an
love. The object of iter passion hav
ing beccane involved in a quarj^l'with
a shipneaito she was. Yeryfearfutalesfche
should be killed.
It wae.ioipossiblethathe shpufel re
fuse to* fiiht, and so she picked a
quarsal, with his antagonist, forced a
fight aiw3 came out victorious two
hours- before the time set fax tbe duel
Chicago has raised $5,000 fo? the
eli*t of Mrs. Emury A. Starr*.
Jeff imis Woar4.^ot-Fray.
While thetwo armies under Gener
al Grant aasd Genera* liee were con
fronting eac&other below Petersburg,
President Jefferson Davis became so
exhausted byoVerwork that he deter
mined to rest for a, few days- His
steward was a worthy Serman nam
ed Eggling, who- before *he war con
dacted a flourishing nursery business
near Richmond The President noti
fied Eggling ot his purpose to take a
rest, and directed that all visitors be
exaiuded until' further orders. Mr.
Eggling and his assista^'^ carried out
theisr instructions, and M? Davis- se-
renely enjoyed his rest.
One night at about 10 o'clock there
was a strong pull at she front
doorbell. Mr. Eggling answered
the call, and^ on opening the
door found standing outside a
venerable gentlegwin who gave his
name- and said K^ wished to see
the President on business of great im
portance. Mr. Eggling informed him
that the President bad retired, and
could not possibly bfe seen untiLnext
"But^my dear sir/
who gave his name .sMr. A., "it will
be too liate then. I wish to try to
save the lives of two German desert
ers from, the other sida who ara^oon
demned to be shot at sunrise^ as
The mention of the nativity ci the
doomed men touched a sympathetic
chord in Mr. Eggling's heart, and he in
vited Mr.-A. to a seat inths hall. After
hearing tfte main particulars of thaar
rest and sentence of the supposed spies,
Mr. Eggling became interested in their
deliveranee. He accordingly left Mr. A.
in the hall, and went upstairs to Mr.
Davis' chamber. He opened the Soo
noiselessly and moved oa tiptoe across
the carpeted floor toward the bed,
fearing th&t Mr. Davis wou'dibe asleep.
The aas was burning d'naly. Mr. Da
vis happened to be awdke" and asked
his chamberlain what h* wanted.
"Mr. President," satd Eggling, "I
have been in your service a lon time,
and have never,as you know, solicited
any special favors from you."
Mr. Davis admitted t'sfct.
"I have one to ask now," resumed
Eggling, "and I hope n will not re
fuse it." He then requested that Mr.
A., who was- waiting it. the hall down
stairs, be-allowed to eme up to the
chamber to see him n urgent busi
ness, involving the lbs ol two inno
The president consented, and4n a
short timeMr. A..accompanied by Egg
ling.prehciited himself "Aelore the pru
dent, who-reniame 1 iu bed. Altera
short preliminary conversation- Mr.
A. made known the object of his it.it.
which was- to secui arepi ieve for. the
two niPi until he charge against
them could be furLher investigated.
President Davis asked various ques
tions, and,, when informed that the
sentence of the di urahead court
tial had been ai
of ber lover, to whom, nidantime she I affectionate,, and to tell yea- the can-
hadire-vealedJ 1.. her i 4 ffiid *rnf.V T^rn. affoiA c^n^?tl r,s\ sex. Thsy.were mar
ried' by an island priest. He waa?
eyeatwally killed, and efts- became a
sailor on the toigantine Githe famous?
girate, Captaan Rachmao. who had a&
3. consort another female who httd
been a sailoa- and apir&te4 Annie Bfrv
i*ey. Mary preserved tha- secret o:fbjer
sex, and by ner bravusy and skin e
cured a high position ito the estimate
of her shipmates. Tha vessel was
finally captured and! taken into Port
RoyaU Jamaica, fcy- Capt. Rogeis, c
the B&ritish Navy.-, where tie crew,
were all condemned to be huiag. Mary
however, revealed- her sex, *& would
hay* escaped panishmen^. but she
died of a fever/ before her pardon, ar
rived. Rach&aan and eigjht of his crew
were hanged, but the Ya.te ol Annie
Bonney ia unknown. -^National Qa
Lee, declared thn l^e could not and
would not interfe re Mr. A. became
importunate, amd Mr. Davis so fu,r re
overltheo or 'hoaro at the eivi
which ML*. A. w*ou receive his linal
decisiom Mr. JV. men withdrew, and
at the appoint 1 time returned to the
chamber with E ggJInjj. The President
courteously infoisned his guest, that
he hadi considered the matter folly,
and ccnM not ichange his decision.
"Tho men must die, i'5General' Lee
has approved, tha sentence," ssid the
"Is tbat your irrevocable ce-xiclu-
sion?" Mr. A. tnemulously asked.,
"It* is I tea^Bjot reverse, ify!'' Mr.
"Thea," srai Mr. A "will
from*your bee *nd unite wit'V me in
prayjer to Almighty God for the souls
of We-pooi? u-jrfortuncwes whor are to
be sho.1 to "death in j^mornuag?"
President Lttvis agj*d to ,d this
ani in a Dii^ate the three persons in
tharroom ware kne-fiing, and Mr. A
was Ssrventijr prayiag lor the- salva-
tion, of the loomed Germans.
Whent 1 Amen -wa a said I\!*r.Daviswajs abou
to'irise, "bufehe wa:* pre\ rated, by Mr.
Al, who sai[:
"Now-, M$. PresioSenb, JiiwainS you to
is, howoR-er, ir^jstod on ris
ing, and fitter d^ng si,,.Sfttfd. "Mr
The weri- speedily pro-i
^ohiced, a*nd in a QW mase*t the de-^
foired reprieve nas haui'fd.50 Mr. A,
who, aiter prcjijsely tlumking th&
.President, hastened hae to the Con
Federate camp,. arru*mg^ just in tintua
to aveat the execution'"
Proud of liis SSster.
Th *Chicag Tribune r^ates the case
of a young nju wlip,was regard^ as
a phirnomeriidn, beeauso- he tooh his
sistr to all the best yatertainrants
andractually,dev&bed Jbimself tQ, her
duaCng the lectura-andi opera season.
Being praised fcfc his. unusual atten
tion to ij,"?, sifter, the yousg man
psomp&b and -gvionffiy replied.
"Nc, there's, nothing worr-J&rful or
eytraior Jinary abcsit it. Sbje- is the
3cjy woman kno*r in whoa^t I have
shfcmoBt thor-ougfe confident
th.e ssane^ always pleased and
Aid trqth, X'm afraid saa'H go and1/no
maray sorss of those ir/sifcation men
around hmy and be unhappy all her^
I'l take care she -Joe have
to look to. anybody t'n@. I suppose
some fca a genuine- uaan will come
along. bo's a genuine- man, I won't
objeet^. Until bo epee come, she's
good enough for m** and if I evj? find
as goiod a girl, I'll sjarry her.
The example is sjost commendable.
A youn? man wcusJd! do well t^.seek his
sister's society vjatU he fmda another'
lady as goori a& sister.
There lias b$e no high* mountain
discovered el late tha the highest
point of tb# Himalaya range. It is.
not at aR probable that any higher,
elevation than this will be found ex-,
cepting upon a continent a compara
tively small island as New Zealand or
New-Quinea could hardly have c\
mountain so Uigb as this.