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NEW ULM, MINNESOTA.
New "York as a municipality does an annual business of some $39,000, 000, inclusive of state taxes. Governor Swineforcl, of Alaska, whc is urging a territorial form of govern ment for the purchased region, pre diets that there will be a white pop illation of ten thousand. It is worthy of note that the officia ting clergyman at the White Housf wadding did not ask the bride to "obey" the bridegroom, but only to "love him., honor him, and comfort him." The Rhode Island prohibition amendment forbids the sale of liquoi in the state, and the manufact ure oi it for sale in the state, but does not prohibit the manufacture of liquor in the state for sale 6utside. Minneapolis and other milling cen ters are shipping export flour through direct, largely on consignment. This accounts for the glut of American flour reported in United Kingdom markets and the low prices obtained The distance between Pittsburg and Washington, was lately made in eight hours and fifteen minutes, including a delay of forty minutes from a hot box The distance is 300 miles. This wag an extraordinary run, considering that most of it was on an up grade. Great Britain, and all its dependen cies, will have another season of great political anxiety upon the Irish ques tion, from which the United States i? not exempt owing to the large num ber of Irish-Americans in this country and their sympathizers. The appearance of the National Guard and the police force in proces sion the other day gives the New York papers occasion to rejoice that the city has force enough to put down any riot or quell any disorder. Recent events have excited unusual interest in sustaining a well disciplined militia by the states, and efforts are being made to enlist the general government in the matter. Geronimo and his band of maraud ers have knocked all sympathy out ol the sentimentalists who until the past six months classed the Apache brig ands among "poor Indians" driven to desperation by empty stomachs. It has been demonstrated that these Apaches of the Geronimo stripe are unmitigated devils, who, even if priv ileged to feast daily on all the lux uries of life, would still have the de sire to murder and rob. If news were received that a change of gauge from five feet to four feet eight and a half inches- had been ef fected on every mile of railroad in Eng land in forty-eight hours we would be apt to think at first sight that the feat was something remarkable. But the Southern Stateshardly a fair ex ample of American progressiveness accomplished substantially as much as that in the time named, recently, and we did not consider it an extra ordinary accomplishment. Great Britain has about 18,500 miles of railway we have about 125,- 000 miles. British roads cost on the average $200,000 a mile ours about $60,000, including water. The gross income of the British roads is about $350,000,000 per annum that of ours about $800,000,000. The great bulk of our railway traffic is through traffic, which is divided among pooled lines Mr. S. Laing, the well-known chair man of the Brighton railway, states that there is no through traffic be tween any two points in England which would pay even two railways. The telegraphic announcement of Henry Ward Beecher's death was soon contradicted, but there is no doubt that the great orator thinks he is near his end. He expects to die of an apoplectic stroke before long. That has been his conviction for a year, and he has talked it to his intimate friends repeatedly. In so thinking he has been influenced by his physical temperament, his tailing health, his old age and his family tendencies. In conversation on the subject he has been cool, calm and cheerful, but utter ly hopeless of surviving the year. The trustees of Plymouth church have per suaded him to begin a vacation at once, and Mr. Beecher has decided to zo to Europe on June 17, accompanied by his wife. His advisers adjure him to dp no speaking abroad, but to rest entirely, but he says that political oratory in England would be recre ation, and he has already written to Gladstonewith whom he has foi twenty years been in occasional corre spondencetendering his services should they be desired. SM^^/t^44&Jl Official Revocation of Spares* Circular The following circular was issued from the interior depaitment. Department of the Interior, General Land Office, Wash ington. June 4.To Registers and Receivers United States land officesGentlemen: Based upon satisfactory evidence that an unusual numbers of entries under the pre emption, timber culture and desert land lav.s are at this time being made, antici pating the action of congress to repeal said la s, following numerous precedents of this office and department deemed to be in substantia 1 harmony therewith, the fol lowing order, approved by the teeretary, was on the 2nd inst issued to you: The repeal of the "pre-emption," "timber cul ture" and "desert land" law being now the subject of consideration by congress, all applications to enter lands under said laws are hereby suspended from and after this date until the 1st day of August, 1886, and you are hereby directed to receive no filing or new applications for entry under said laws during said time. Now in view of a serious question as to the existence of sufficient absolute legal authority, therefore the same is hereby revoked. WM. A. SPARKS, commissioner. ApprovedL. Q. C. LAMAR, secretary. Wisconsin Lumber, Wausau Special: The long spell of dry weather has so dried up the streams that all driving operations have hadtobeaban doned. Of the 200,000,000 feet of logs cut north of this city, not over 70,000,000 feet ha\easy et been driven to their destina tion. The rest of the logs are laid up in the Wisconsin and its tributaries.and cannot be mo\ed without rain. On May 23 a jam commenced to form on Grandfather falls, in consequence of which the Tomahawk drive had to be abandoned, as well as all the drives on the main river above. The jam still xemains unbroken, and cannot be moved until there is a freshet. Several of the mill-, have run short of logs, and sev eral others will have to shut down within a few weeks. The extensive fires that have raged in the timber north of town 35 have destroyed a vast amount of pine, and quite a number of timber owners will be obliged to send crews in to cut the timber in order to preserve it from the worms. Pathetic Scene at John Raymond's Grave. Washington Special: The final inter ment of the remains of Delegate John B. Raymond and wife of Dakota was attend ed by a small circle of friends and relatives on Decoration day at Rock Creek cemetery, near the soldiers' home. Dr. Bartlett of the New York A\enue church, which Mr. and Mrs. Raymond attended during their stay in the city officiated. His allusion to the life and character of the deceas ed, and especially to the little orphan girls who are the wards of Senator and Mrs. Sabin, were most beautiful and touch ing. The little girls placed upon the graves of thir dead father and mother beautiful wreaths of immortelle provided by Mrs. Sabin and other garlands o" flowers, the gilts of distant friends. Even the stalwart gra ve-d'uger& wiped a way tears, while thelit tle waifs were sobl ting as though their hearts would break, while clinging to their new parents, the senator and Mrs. Sabin, with a devotion and intensity that made it a scene indeed touching. The little girls are respectively six and seven years old. They have been with Mrs. Sabin since the death of their mother, over a year ago, and it is a question which is the most devoted, the lit tle girls to Mrs. Sabin or Mrs. Sabin to the orphans. Surely their lives have fallen in p'easant places, having a lovely home in addition to the tender devotion of both the senator and his estimable wife, who have no children of their own. The or phans can receive but a mere stipend from the estate of their father. Pension Bills Passed. Two hundred and twenty bills were re cently passed by congress granting pensions to old soldiers and the widows of the dead of the war who had failed to get justice dime them at the pension office. Among them are: Nancy Mason, widow of William A. Mason, Third Wisconsin cavalry Allen Jacobs, a veteran of the war of 1812, eighty-nine years old Mary Manes, mother of William Manes, Fourth Wisconsin cav alry Eliza Robins, mother of W. R. Robins, Seventh Iowa: Martin J. Rey nolds, Third Iowa Lucy G. Butcher, widow of Nat Butcher, Twelfth Wisconsin Mrs. A. P. Loy, widow of Joseph Loy, Fourth Wis consin Sydney Ponton, Thirteenth Wis consin John F. Warren Eighth Wiscon sin Alonzo Raymond, Fifth Wisconsin Eliza Garrety, widow of W. Garre6y*, For ty-fourth Wisconsin Lida Wilkins, widow of Oren Wilkins, First Iowa caval ry William Gagnon, Hatche's Min nesota cavalry Maria F. Bierney, wid ow of the late Gen. D. D. Bier ney, $30 to 530 per month William Bar den, dependent father of Henry Barden, First Wisconsin cavalry Andrew D. Hill borg, Fourth Minnesota Clark Boone, Thirty-second Iowa: Frances Mosher, wid ow of Hiram Mosher, Tenth Minnesota Isaac Fossett, First Minnesota Louisa Paul, widow of the late Brig. Gen. G. R. Paul, $50 a month Mary H. Farquar, widow of late Lieut. Col. F. B. Farquar and daughter of the late general and ex congressman, A. S. Williams of Michigan, 40 a month. The Yellowstone, Rosebud and other rivers of the Northwest are running bank full. The* heavy sectional rains and hot weather have caused most of the snow to melt in the mountains, and in consequence the June rise is a little ahead of time this ear. Some of the cattle round-up parties are being delayed by high water. There were 159 failures in the United States reported to Bradstreet's during the week ending 5th, against 170in the preced ing week, and 1G2, 182, 148 and 104 in the corresponding week of 1S85, 1SS4, 1^83 and 1882 respectively. About 82 per tent, were those of small'traders. J. G. Schaupp'B Planet Roller flouring mill at Grand Island Neb., was burned re cently with an adjoining elevator. Loss, 35,000: insurance 13,500. The Chicago, Burlington & Northern an nounces that it will shortly open for busi ness that portion of the line between La Crosse and the Chippew a river. The Chip pewa river is about, twenty miles north of Alma. Two trains will be run daily each way. At Bridgeport, Conn., William H. Adams was shot and killed by Charles W. Whip ple in a fit of jealousy. Adams boarded with Mrs. Whipple, and, it is alleged, was on intimate terms with her. At Boonsville, Ind.. John Gentry, while drunk, cut Dr. Agee's throat, causing death. Agee is a brother of the lieutenant governor of Nebraska. A contract has been let for the building of the Duluth 6z Iron Range railroad be tween Duluth and Two Harbors, to John S. Wolf & Co., of Ottumwa. Iowa. The exact figures are not known, but are in the neighborhood of $250,000. RJV. Dr. JohnW. Nevin, the great church man, is hing at the point of death at Lan caster, Pa. George I. Seney, theNew York ex-million ail e, has recovered from his financial dif ficulties, having paid off the greater part of his debts. The Davis block in Louisville, contain ing the Grand theater, was burned recent ly. Less, 70,00U insured. The theater will be rebuilt. The-senate has confirmed the nomina tion of Ex-Senator Robert M. T. Hunter to be collector of the port of Rappahan nock, Va., which has been pending ever since the beginning of the session. The place was given to Mr Hunter as a sort of pension, because the office had to be filled. The presents sent to the White House for Mrs. Cleveland are estimated to be worth $100,000. The state department promises some sen sational matter relative to the means em ployed by Mormon missionaries to secure converts. Some members of congress are wonder ing if a mistake has not been made in omitting to pass resolutions of congratula tions to the president upon his marriage. One gentleman had some resolutions pre pared and proposed to offer them, but upon being informed that there was no precedent for it, decided to throw them in the waste basket instead. A romantic marriage took place a short time ago in the town of Nelson, thirty miles southwest of Eau Claire, Wis., the groom being a thrifty farmer of thirty-five or forty and the bride of the tender age of thirteen. The nuptials were tied by a jus tice of peace, and it is alleged the bride af firmed she was over sixteen. Her parents are endeavoring to untie the noose. M. M. Preston, aged forty years, hanged himself at Lake Geneva, Wis. He had been suffering from kidney complaint and was very much discouraged. A special from Washington says: Al though nominally Secretary Manning ac cepted the suggestions of the president about continuing in office, it is very well understood by both of them that he will nevergo back to the treasury department. The president is not ready to make a new secretary just now and will have some months to think over the matter. His de sire is to find some man to take the place who will be able properly to fill it. The views which Mr. Manning expresses as to the tariff and the fiscal policy of the gov ernment may be regarded as" his farewell address to congress, and particularly to the democratic part of it. Mart Buzzard, the sharpest and most tricky of noted outlaws of Pennsylvania, has finally been arrested. Members of a Chicago lodge of A. O. U. W. while in Eecret session came close to shedding blood, a few nights ago in a dis pute about some trivial matter. The af fair has caused a sensation. New York anarchists have collected $2,- 000 for the defense of Spies et al. For the third time this year all the sur face roads in New York and Brooklyn were tied up Saturday morning the5th inst. It was done by ths Knights of Labor as the only way, they thought, of settling the long strike on the Third avenue line, but the matter was settled Sunday. J. N. Narin's creamery at Blairstown, Iowa, burned. Loss, $1,200 insured for $70u. Some sensational reports were sent to Chicago recently about heavy frosts in the Northwest which were considerably ex aggerated. The facts are that a cold'wave extended over the northern portions of Minnesota and Dakota in the Red river valley, and there were light frosts at several places, while at one or two points the cold was enough to form ice one-eighth to one quarter of an inch thick. The injury to wheat is very small, but oats, corn and garden vegetables suffered to a considerable extent. The British Columbia express company's stage was stopped on the Cariboo road by three highwaymen, who seized the treasure box, but in their hurry overlooked a money package of $10,000. The amount in the box is thought to be very large. Scottdale, Pa., had a conflagration, a dozen buildings being burned, and a little girl, in whose hands a lamp exploded and caused the fire, perished. Loss, $20,000. At Litchfield, 111., Mrs. C. Stevenson shot and killed Archibald Strauss, with whose wife she had quarreled. The weather in all the territory north ol Grand Forks, Dak., is very dry, and crope are beginning to suffer. The same con ditions exist in some counties in Southern Minnesota and Dakota, but no extensive damage has yet been reported. The official announcement of the sale ol the Wisconsin, Iowa & Nebraska to the Minnesota & Northwestern has been made. The deed of transfer was filed at Marshall town. The Wisconsin, Iowa & Nebraska, or, as it is more commonly known, "The Diagonal Road," is now operated from Waterloo to Des Moines, Iowa, a distance of a little over a hundred miles. The Diag onal is to form a portion of President Stickney's new Kansas City line, to be known as the Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas Ci6y, for which incorporation papers were filed. The long-expected order changing sta tions of the officers of the judge advocate general's department has been made as follows: Lieut. Col. H. P. Curtis, from West Point, Aug. 28, to duty at headquar ters, division at the Atlantic: Lieut. Col. W. Winthrop, from the department of the Pacific to West Point Lieut. Col. H. B. Burnham, from department of the Platte to the department of the Pacific, Sept. 1, and Maj. A. B. Gardner, from the division of the Atlantic, Sept. 1, to the department of the Missouri. Senator Sewell of New Jersey is ill with pneumonia. Gen. Keifer of Ohio wants to be returned to congress. Mr. Pendleton, United States minister at Berlin, has obtained leave of absence. Mr. Coleman will act as charge d'affaires until Mr. Pendleton returns. During the past four weeks the sub-treas ury at Chicago has shipped $5,000,000 ol silver to Washington. Butte, Mont., special. Martin Urn, the Parrot Concentrated, got his head caught in the elevator and was crushed to death. August Peterson, residing ot Lodi, Clay county, Dakota, was killed by a stroke oi lightning. The Diamond Match Factory at Osh kosh, Wis., burned with a loss ot $20,000. The Nicollet House of Minneapolis re ceived another baptism of fire and water amid the shrieks of frightened females and general chaos. There was a loss of from $20,000 to $25,000, well covered by in surance. Prof. John H. Wright, of Dartmouth col lege, has accepted a call from the John Hopkins university as dean of the classical faculty. A coroner's jury in New York rendered a verdict that Frank R. Reed of Minneapolis, the Yale college divinity student, whose body was recently found floating in Govern er's slip, came to his death from a pistol shot wound caused by some unknown per son. The first prize fight fought in the state oi Minnesota since the new penal code went into effect, took plaee the other day at Silver lake, a few miles out from Waseca. The contestants were Prof. Hadley of St. Paul and E. L. Mohler, the Minneapolis barber who faced Jack Dempsey in Minne apolis a short time ago. Details of the fight are meager, as no St. Paul parties were present. As the story is told, Had ley and Mohler had gone to Waseca to give a sparring exhibition in a public hall. Thev found they could not get the hall, and so the exhibition was declared off. But a number of local sports raised a purse of $100, the party adjourned to Silver lake, and a ring was pitched. The fight lasted eight rounds, and at the close Hadley was declared the winner. CONGRESSIONAL SENATE.By a vote of 22 to21Jthe senate referred the oleomargarine bill to the com mittee on agriculture, and it was a test that showed the strength of the friends of the measure. The opponents of the biTl wanted it sent to the committee on finance, where it would have had the taxation sec tion stricken out or reduced to one cent a pound. The committee on agriculture will report the bill promptly very much as it passed the house, while the committee on finance would not have shown any haste in pushing the measure. Senator Cullcm introduced a bill in the senate which is intended to meet the re quirements of the president's recent mes sage on Utah affairs. However, it does not contemplate the reassemblage of the Mormon legislature, which adjourned with out providing for the payment of the neces sary expenses of the territory, and whose measures were nearly all vetoed by Gov. Murray. The bill introduced authorizes the auditor and treasur er of Utah to audit and pay cer tain items of the general appropria tion bill, and the levving of taxes at such rate as will pay off all the back indebted ness of Utah to the government within four years. The chair designated the following sena tors to be a special committee to investi gate the subject of Indian traderships: Messrs. Piatt, Cullom, Jones (Nev.), Coke and Wilson (Md.) Senator Davis introduced in the senate a bill requiring the secretary of the treasury to so regulate the issue of United States notes that there shall be outstanding at all times not lessthan$30,000,000ofthe denomina tion of $1, and $35,000,000 of the denom ination of $2, without in any manner changing the limitation or the entire amount of United States notes issued, now fixed by law. HOUSE.Mr. Kelly, rising to a question of privilege, called attention to the speech of Mr. Wheeler of Alabama on Saturday, in which the latter animadverted on Edwin M. Stanton, and moved that the speech be expunged from the Record, giving notice he "/uu'.d call it up to-morrow. He scJd that session had been set apart for private pen sion bills, and was perverted to the basest of ends. Mr. Cobb (Ind.) moved to suspend the rules and pass a bill repealing the pre-emp tion, timber culture and desert land acts. Messrs. Cobb and Payson supported the bill and referred to the frauds which had existed, as they averred, in entries of land under the acts which it was proposed to repeal Mr. Payson declaring that during the past four years 90 per cent, of the entries had been fraudulent. The bill passed by a large majority. By Mr. Mahoney (N. Y.), a res olution expressing the sympathy of the house of representatives with the efforts of Mr. Gladstone and his associates to secure a free parliament for Ireland. (Mr. Ma honey moved to refer the resolution to the committee on labor, but the house re jected the motion, 206 to 103, and the resolution was sent to the committee or. foreign affairs.) SENATE.Mr. Merrill, from the committeo on finance, reported a bill creating an as sistant secretary of the treasury. He ask ed immediate consideration of the bill, but Mr. Hoar objected. A resolution was of fered by Mr. Dawes relating to bonded whisky. The senate then resumed consid eration ol the bill for the relief of the An napolis cadets. After a long debate it was laid on the table. A bill was passed providing for a commission of three per sons to be approved by the president, to investigate the truth of alleged discoveries of the specific cause of yellow fever. The senate postponed indefinitely the bill to disqualify justices of the United States su preme court from sitting on the trial of causes which had been previously heard before them at circuit. HOUSE.Mr. Kelley replied to the speech of Mr. Wheeler against the late Secretary Stanton. Mr. Kelley opened by reading an extract from the speech of Mr. Wheeler, and characterizing the attack as a conspir acy of midnight slanderers to attack the character of a dead man. Mr. Kelley ignor ed the charges made against Stanton by Wheeler, except as to his relations with the Union generals. In regard to this point he read a letter written by Stanton to his warm friend and adviser, Rev. Harmon Dyer, an Episcopal clergyman of New York datad May 18, 1862, defending himself lrom the charge that he obstructed Gen. McClellan's plans, etc. He then read a short abstract from a letter of Gen. Grant to Bhow the high opinion in which that of ficer held Stanton's character. He asked the house to vindicate its orders to pro tect thenVagainst this conscious, deliberate, persistent invasion. Mr. Morrison cut short further discussion by moving to refer Mr. Kelley's resolution to the committee on rules. Agreed to76 to 52. The house then went into commit tee of the whole on the legislative, execu tive and judicial appropriation bill. Morrow of California introduced a bill which declares unlawful and prohibits the use and occupancy of any part of the pub lic lands without claim or title made in good faith under the laws. SENATE.The senate considered bills on the calendar under the five-minute rule. Among the measures passed were the fol lowing: To legalize the corporation of national trades unions. Amending section 3,893 of the Revised St.itutes relating to the trans portation oi obscene publications through the mails. (The bill extends the scope or the old section). Establish ing judicial districts in Montana. Creating additional land districts in Dakota. Re ferring to the court of claims for examina tion and report to congress certain claims for properti* seized by Gen. Johnston in the Utah expedition of 1S57. Vest's bill providing an additional judge for Montana was passed without dis cussion. The bill, whose passage is al ready assured in the house, is as follows. That hereafter the supreme court of Mon tana shall consist of a chief justice and three associate justices, three of whom shall constitute a quorum. They shall hold of fice for four yfais. They shall hold a term annually at the seat of government of said territory pro\ ided, however, that no jus tice shall act as a member of the supreme court oi Moatana in any action or pro ceeding brought to such court by writ of error, bill of exception or appeal from a decision, judgment or decree rendered by him as a judge of a district court. Said territory shall be divided in to four judicial districts, and a district court shall be held in each district of the territory by one of the justices of the su preme court at suchytime may ha. and place as prescribed law Al offense committed before the passage of this act shall be presented, tried and determined in the same manner and with the same effect as if thiR act had not been passed. Bills were reported favorably in the sen ate appropriating the following sums for public buildings: Duluth, Minn., $100,000 for repairs and enlargement of the public building at Des Moines, Iowa, $153,000 making an additional appropriation of $25,000 for the public building at Keokuk, Iowa. HOUSE.The debate in thehouse Wednes day on the clause of the legislative appropri ation-bill practically nullifying the value of the civil service commission was intensely jartisan Mr. Hitt made an extended speech, calling the Democratic party to ac count for its efforts to stultify itself in this provision. Mr. Springer seemed to be lead ing the debate upon the Democratic side, and his speech was a studied ef fort to excuse the committee and hie party for its efforts to.further its partisan ends. He turned his attention to the pension office as a fair example of the way in which his party had dealt out the offices in the classified service, and credited Commissioner Black with a strong determination to place the business of his office above partisan considerations. Mr. Reed of Maine found fuH scope for the bub bling sarcasm of his nature in repeated questions of an annoying nature, and the member from Illinois finished his speech in anything but a pleasant frame of mind, al though Randall lent a hand whenever Reed led Springer into deep water. The event of the day, however was thespeech of Butter worth of Ohio, whose presentation of the civil service side of the question has never been equaled in the house. SENATE.Mr. Back called up his bill to prohibit members of congress from accept ing retainers or employment from railroad companies which have received land grants or pecuniary aid from congress. Mr. Edmunds moved its reference "to the committee on judiciary. Lo6t21 to 24 after a discussion, during which Mr. Beck said it would be as well to vote the bill down at once, as to refer it to that com mittee. After further debate the bill passed 37 to 11. The nays were Brown, Cameron, Dawes, Edmunds, Evarts, Hoar, Mitchell (Or.), Riddleberger, Sawyer, Sewell, Teller. The agricultural appropriation bill passed, and the consideration of the North ern Pacific land grant forfeiture bill was re sumed. The senate refused8 to 32to take up Mr. Riddleberger's resolution favor ing open executive sessions. A bill was in troduced appropriating $6,425,000 to in crease the naval establishment. HOUSE.Little was done beyond discuss ing the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bili, which was not com pleted. SENATE.The Northern Pacific forfeiture bill was debated. Messrs George and Eus tis assailed the railroad company, and Mr. Sherman defended it. Mr. George com mented generally on the enormous quanti ty of laud170,000,000 acresgiven by congress to the various railroad corpora tions from 1S60 to 1875. It was a larger area of land than France or Ger many. The present value of the railroad grants, at the average price already realized by the companies, was $773,796,- 893. The Northern Pacific company had come to congress assuring it that the'com pany had the power to build its road with out mortgage or incumbrance of any sort. Should senators go on and by a criminal neglect of their duties allow this company to become the owner of an area of land equal to two states? He protested against any faithlessness on the part of congress. He made this protest on behalf of the mill ions of homeless people of the United States. Mr. Sherman admittedthat the company had forfeited the grant of its laud so faras it had not completed its road. He would not in any case vote to forfeit a grant where the road had been completed even after the time fixed for its completion. Such a proposition would be grossly in equitable, because the rights of "third'par ties had intervened. Congress did not on ly not forfeit the lands in 1879 when it had an undoubted right to forfeit them, but allowed the company to go on and build its road, and the government had accepted the road, piece by piece, as it had been built. The grant thus became complete and absolute, and it would b a great wrong now to forfeit the lands that had been earned. Mr. Spooner, in offering a resolution of condolence on the death of Hon. Joseph Rankin, late a representative in congress from Wisconsin, delivered an eloquent and touching tribute to the memory of the de ceased. HOUSE.A senate bill similar to the one introduced in the houseby Mr. O'Neill (Mo.) was passed to legalize the incorporation of trade unions. Mr. Allen (Miss.) offered an amendment to an appropriation bill providing that none of the money appropriated for the contingent funds should be used in pacing the expenses of the funeral of any mem ber of congress. At home, he said, when a pauper died, the municipal corporation appropriate $10 to bury him, but when a millionaire died here the house appropriated from $3,000 to $10,000 to bury him. Gentlemen who went upon these funeral excursions did not recover their spiiits for the rest of the session. He had heard such remarkBas this "Do you know so anel so*'" "Oh, yes. he's a jolly good fellow. I went in a funeral with him. Here he looks to be very quiet, but you would be surprised to find how jolly he is when he gets away, and what a good game of cards he plays, and the number ol drinks he takes. The amendment was rejected. The feat ure of the discussion was a bitter assault by Mr. Findlay, Democrat, of Mar3 land, upon his party for attempting to counter act the good effects of the civil service law. College Athletics. So far as the athletic feature of col legiate institutions is concerned, Amer ican colleges, as a whole, have too lit tle rather than too much. Very few colleges are provided with even or dinary facilities for exercising, and generally the management thmk so seldom about the physical well-being of the youth under their control as to give no attention to physical culture, and sometimes even to disparage the necessity for such exercise as healthy young men are inclined to take. So there is, as yet, no need for fear of toe much athletics. When every college in the country is provided with a gym nasium, and students ar i found spend ing more than two IK urs a day in active exercise in Uiat departrrcn1. there will be time enough for complain"-, but not sooner. Ih.c-irjo Inter Lcca i. A California paper says: Eastern farmers do not usually commence hay ing in midwinter, yet in the middle of February the somewhat anomalous spectacle, even for California, was seen in one of the southern counties of a farmer busy with mowing-machine in cutting and curing a crop of alfalfa hay. No trouble whatever was experi enced in securing the crop, and while it is not the rule that haying is success ful in the month of February, even in this state, still it adds one more to the varied possibilities of our soil and cli mate. The celery crop of Kalamazoo, Mich., will be larger this year than ever be fore. Last season about 1,200 acres were planted with this pleasant escu lent. This year the area planted will exceed 1,600 acres. The value of this crop to Kalamazoo is enormous. It is estimated by those in the business that it brought to Kalamazoo last year over $400,000, of which almost the entire amount is spent or invested at home. The small item of seed is almost the only expenditure which takes any of the monev awav from the city. nevolent As1 dictments- "i MIMESOTA STATE MWS. The Stato Auditor of Minnesota on Tax Titles. The state auditor has sent to. the sever al county auditors a statement of the law which is now in force according to the re cent tax title decision of the supreme court. This is accompanied by the explanation that in cases where land's have been sold for taxes at the sales of 1877 and since, or where assignments were made ol lands bid in by the state if the notice was not given, the right of redemption still exists. The rate of interest on such redemption is one and a half per cent from the time of pur chase by the certificate holder to the date ol redemption. The certificate holder will also be entitled to have the amount of subsequent taxes paid b3' him addsd to the amount of his claim with interest from, date of payment of such taxes to the time of redemption. He also announces that sales under section No. 101 of the general tax law will be suspended for the present as there is a case pending before the su preme court in which the right to retleem from such sales under that provision is to be determined. Dr. F. Schofield of Osage, Iowa, died sud denly of heart disease. He was the son of Dr. Schofield of Northfield, and his remains were buried at Northfield by the G. A. R., of which he was a member. The state school at Fairbault for the feeble minded closed for the summer vaca tion. At the time of closing there were ninety-five inmates in the institution. About one-half of this number were per mitted to go to their homes. About twen ty-five new applications for admission are now on file, and a large portion of th'6e applicants will be taken into the institu tion as soon as the new wing is completed. The convention of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Minnesota was held at Winona. Officers were elected as follows: State delegate, Lawrence Fahey, St. Paul secretary, W. S. Bailey, Minneapolis treasurer, John Murphy, Winona: mem bers of the insurance board, I. W. MeCraw, Minneapolis John McCarthy, Stillwater. The convention will meet at St. Cloud two years hence. Anton Gartzerski of Goodhue was ar rested recently on complaint of Godiried Friese, charging him with poisoning his wife on the 23d day of February last/ At the closing exercises for the year at the Minnesota Institution for the deaf at Faribault, Bishop Ireland said: He had come expecting to be pleased with the ex ercises, but was not prepared for such a succession of surprises as he had witnessed, and he felt that the state might well be proud of this institution and the great work being done here. He considered it more wonderful than any of the thousands of feats of strength witnessed in the nine teenth century. To the graduating elass. he spoke words of advice and cheer, and gave them valuable instruction for their success and prosperity in the future. To the te-ichers he said he felt sure they must feel their reward when they saw the fruits their labor had produced. Capt. C. P. Shepard, has received hia commission for the United States land of fice at Worthington. He succeeds Capt. Mons Grinager, who retires in a few days. Both are old soldiers with good records. Gov. C. K. Davis, an alumnus of the class of 1857, Michigan university, has been chosen to deliver the annual address before the graduating class at Ann Arbor, June 21. The state normal board decides not to give Moorhead the fourth school. The work of preventing a collapse of the state capitol is begun, and a rotten state of affairs discovered. George Flad, a cabinetmaker, commits suicide in West St. Paul. James McAllister, freight conductor on the Northern Pacific railway, was killed during the night of June 7, near Watab. He was crushed between two cars while switching. His home was at Dubuque, Iowa. He was lately married. He had been on the tm er Pacific rail way about three years. The railro- rdmastersUnited TTn Mutual Be- for the S i and Domin its twelfth -..nnual meeting in jt o,ul. As the names indi cates, it is an organization for mutu.il in surance among the yard masters of/'ie United States and Canada, and incidert ally to benefit the social condition of its members. About a hundred and fifty were in attendance. At the meeting of board. of trusteesanw of Hamlin v" *W Dre Rev. D. C. J, and A. W. Brad ley of Dul. Hoyt of Red Wing were electe places. M. G. Mor ton, Dr. Mui l~ Kev. C. A. Van And a we re-elected for four ars. Prof. f. Griffin of Syracuse waseieevM to the ehnir of Greek language and litreature. A. Z. Drew, of the graduating class, employed as. tutor in the English branches. A whole gFist of personal injury ruit against the Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail road, Jhave been removed to the United States courts. A man in a check suit has been swindling Granite Falls merchants successfully by the change-this-twenty-dollar bill game. Congrsssman Strait says Duluth is not in danger oi losing its custom house. In the United Stales court at Winona, the grand jurJarvis reported the in- Howard,following Hubbar county, taking excessive pension fees,bound over to the October term in thesum of $1.- 500 bail. Frank Kelly, burglarizing the postoffice at Washburn e. Hennepin county. William Rice and James Ryan, burglaiizing the postoffics at St. James bound over to October term in the sum of $1,000 bail each. Reuben Harsh man, Sauk Raj.ids, sending obscene matter through the mai's. George Goodson, Edward Teller and Frank Cole, Anoka, conspiracy to coin counter feit money bound over to October term in $1,000 bail. W. H. Le Baron, postolfice robbery at Duluth. The government has accepted the site, 180x140 feet, sold by Hon. H. M. Bur chand for the new government building at Winona. It is on the northeast corner of Main and Fourth streets, and wa-. sold for $15,000. Sheriff E. V. Bogart has been appointed deputy United States marshal, \n Thomas Cbappell of Winona. Francis Ibberson and Thomas Aliisor, two of Sleepy Eye's oldest and most highly respected citizens, left for Washington Ter ritory. Evan Morgan, one of the oldest Bettleie of Freeborn county, and at one time mem ber or the legislature, died at his home in Moscow. The grand legion of the A. 0. U. W. at a session in St. Paul elected the following officers:Grand commander, John Adams, St. Paul grand vice commander, L. Hawkins, Shakopee, grand Lieutenant commander, E. S. Thompson. Alerdeen grand recorder, G. B. Arnold, Kasson grand treasurer, J. W. Soule, Rochester grand marshal, G. II. Griffith, Winona standard Bearer, S. A. Hiekcox, Minneap olis grand senior workman, Andrew Sch'etz. St. Paul, grand junior workman, .lames Frost, St. Paul, grand guard, G. L. Gipple, St. IVul grand trustee, 0. S. Hanson, Morris -,\i^nd medical examiner, Dr. -l Flood, orv-l The new officers were installed, alter whV .-^ssion ad journed. George SpaJding, a fo.i.-, re Luve-rne, Rock county, wns ,ot 4. recently in a rcw at Clmdron, Neb.