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JOSEPH E. HALL, Publisher. WADENA, WADENA CO., MINN.I CURRENT NOTES. CONGRESSMAN BILL SPRINGER, of Illi nois, is one of the heirs of Abraham Springer, grhose former estate, located in .the heart of Wilmington, Del., is now claimed by the heirs. The property is valued at $100.000,000. A MINNESOTA exchange tells a first class story about a Wisconsin youth of sixty summers, and his prospective bride of an equal age, who had invited in the minister, and at the last moment, with all the guests present, and trunks packed for the wedding tour, discovered that they had no license. The story is good, but somewhat marred by the fact that a marriage license is not required in Wisconsin. ALEXANDRE MOLLER, a Russian coun cilor of state, son of Gen. Moller and nephew of the tutor to the Grand Dukes Nicholas and Michael, has just died at the age of 83. He himself, his brother and sister, were all born deaf and dumb. He was educated in the dumb institu tion in St. Petersburg, rapidly learned to read, and showed such ability that he was first admitted into the imperial chancery and afterwards into the coun* cil of state. A CONTINENTAL organization, having for its object the assassination of all the crowned heads of Europe, is said to exist, with its headquarters at Geneva. The piogramme is eimply to keep peg ging away at the kings and emperors until they are exterminated. The thrill of horror which this information ought to cause in all imperially-minded peo ple is somewhat interfered with by the reflection that the continental associa tion has not yet, after five separate at tempts, succeeded in killing a single prince. One fact alone presents itself to the American mind, and it is that the society for killing purposes is not worth a continental, and that loyalty or divinity or good luck hedges a king pretty effectua.lly. THE difficulties of the Prince of Bul garia are of a kind in which no foreign advice can be of much use. Even if his foreign relations were of the most satisfactory character, he' still wduld have to deal with that remarkable en tity, the Bulgarian people. The great draw-back of the passion of the Great Powers for multiplying States is, that the luckless miniatuie nationalities are entirely thrown off their balance. In no case has this been more true than in that of Bulgaria, whose people are so totally destitute of the preliminary requirements of independent national life. The Bulgarians are called upon not merely to walk, but also to perform ntricate gymnastic exercises. They got a Constitution and an Assembly and a complicated scheme of govern ment before they acquired even the simplest habits of self-management and the most rudimentary accomplish ments of civilization. The Bulgarians have still to be educated, to acquire the habit of municipal self-govern ment, and to polish and civiliz9 them selves in the most ordinary matters of social decency. But all this takes a great deal of time, and, to a great extent, is absolutely repugnant to the spirit and the genius of the people. SOME three weeks ago the London Times published an elaborate statistical article showing that the total require* ments of Great Britain for wheat for consumption in the year ending Sept. 1, 1880, would be 24,000,000 quarters, or 192,000,000 bushels. The Times esti mates the total supply of home grown wheat out of the crop of 1879 at 5,990, 000 quarters, or 47,920,000 bushels, after deducting the necessary amount for seed, thus leaving the net requirements for foreign wheat at 18,000.000 quarters, or 148,000,000 bushels. From other sources we learn that the total imports of foreign wheat and flour into the United KiLgdom from Sept. 1 to Nov. 8, 1879, have been as follows: Imports of wheat from Sept. 1 to Nov. 8,14,264,367 cwt., from which deduct exports of 197, 577 cwt., leaving net imports of wheat 14,066,730 cwt. Imports of flour in same time 2,178,142 cwt., from which deduct exports of 31,737 cwt., leaving net imports of 2,146,305 cwt. of flour, the total net imports of wheat and wheat flour being equal to 29,139,706 bushels of wheat. This leaves the total requirements of Great Britain for for eign wheat at 118,860,294 bushels to be supplied in less than ten months from Nov. 8 to Sept. 1.1880, or at the rate of 11,800,000 bushels per month. VERY LATEST NEWS A Record of Important Events Domestic ana Foreign. WASHINGTON. A DISPATCH of the 8th says Congress man Lay, of Missouri, died in this city, tliis morning. He has been in feeble health for some tvme, but the immediate cause of his death was paralysis. THE president, on the 10th of December, sent the nominaton of Alexander Ram say, of Minnesota, to the senate, as sec retary of war, vice McCrary resigned. The nomination was unanimously con firmed by the senate at once, without debate. A DISPATCH of the 8th says the wed ding of Lieut. Tliaclara and Miss Ellie Sherman will take place just before Lent. Lieut. Tbackara belongs to a Philadel phia family of considerable wealth. His father was engaged for years in import ing. The family is very intimate with the family of ex-minister to England Welsh. THE president sent to the senate on Monday, the 8th, the following nomina tions Owen N. Dennis, of Oregon, consul-general at Shanghai John Hay, of Ohio, assistant secretary of slate EL ihu A. White, collector of internal rev enue, 2d district of North Carolina S. C. Ward, collector of internal revenue, 1st district of New York John Stone man, of Indiana, member of the board of Indian commissioners. A WASHINGTON telegram of Dec. 8th sajrs the following is the answer to the demand of the (Commissioners, just de livered by Ouray: We will deliver for trial Douglas and these Indians engaged in the massacre of Meeker and his em ployes, provided they are tried in Wash ington. The people of Colorado are not friendly, and a fair trial here or in New Mexico is not to be expected. Runners have just started, by order of Ouray, to bring in those Indians called for by the commission. A WASHINGTON telegram of Dec. 8th says Lieut. Birnie, of the ordnance corpg, will be married the 30th of December to Miss Gunn, of Springfield, Mass. Miss Gunn was the only child of very wealthy people. Her mother died several years ago, and she has presided over her fa ther's house ever since. About one month ago her father died, leaving his immense fortune to her. She has an el egant residence in Springfield. After the wedding in December Mr. Birnie and his bride will sail for Europe, he having been granted a leave of absence for six months, with permission to ex tend it to a year if he so desires. A DISPATCH of the 8rth says Senator Voorhees ofFered a resolution declaring that the senate had heard with deep re gret the proposition of the president and secretary of the treasury in their mes sages to inaugurate anew and uncalled for financial agitation and the destruc tion of most of the necessary currency now in circulation and, that the inter ests of the country require a free and unlimited coinage of both gold and sjlver on conditions of exact'equality and, that it is part of a wise financial policy to maintain the present volume of green backs in circulation and to preserve their legal tender quality- unrestricted and un impaired as to legal effect. Laid on the table, to be called up by Yoorhees here after. THE senate, on the lOlh of Dec., con firmed the following presidential nomi nations Horatio G. Sicke], pension agent, Philadelphia Wm. H. Hays, U. S. district judge for Kentucky Chas. P. James, associate justice of the supreme court for the District of Columbia Chas. Beardsley, of Iowa, 4th auditor of the treasury Albert Johnson, suryevor-gen eral of Colorado. Postmasters—Eldred J. Foley, Boston Alfonso F. Gibbons, Charleston, W. Va. Wm. H. McCoy, Cadiz, O. Fred. C. Wickham, Norwalk, O. David D. Taylor, Cambridge, O. H. S. Robinson, Washington courthouse Thad. Coffin, New Castle, Ind. Alfred P. Bovee, Shelbyville, Ind. Mrs. Sarah Hackleman. Kushville, Ind. Wm. P. Forsyth, Jefferson, Wis, Thos. W. Spence, Fond du Lac, Wis. SECRETARY SCHURZ sent the following telegram to the Ute commission on the 10th inst.: To Gen. Hatch, Ute Commissioner,' Los Pinos Agency: Receive a surrender of the Indians designated by your commission, with the understanding that they will be guaranteed a fair trial by a military com mission outside of Colorado and New Mexico inform Ouray that he will be received here with four or five Uncom pagras, three southern Utes and three White River Utes. Take care that good and influential men be selected, especi ally from the White River Utes. It will probably be desirable to have Jack here. Take possession of the prisoners with a military guard, and convey them in the first place to Ft. Leavenworth. (Signed) C. SCHURZ, Sec'y. IT was reported in political circles in Washington on the 10th of December, that the president has tendered to Sena tor Edmunds, of Vermont, a seat on the bench of the supreme court whenever the resignation of Judge Hunt, of New York, shall create a vacancy. There is no doubt that Senator Edmunds will accept the office, and that, when Judge Hunt's resignation is deceived, Edmunds* nomination will be immediately sent to the senate. The circuit over which Mr. Justice Edmunds will pre side embraces the judicial districts of Vermont, Connecticut, and Northern, Southern, and Eastern New York. Judge Hunt, although permanently dis abled for further judicial service, is not quite old enough, neither hag he been on the bench long enough, to entitle him to pay for life, but congress will undoubt edly pass a bill placing him on the retireu list. Of the confirmation of Sen. Edmunds there cannot be much doubt. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. A BROOKLYN blaze on the 7th de stroyed |820,000 worth of property. A ST. LOUIS Jelegratn of Dec. 7th says it is reported here to-night, that a regular and wild freight collided early this morning on the Chicago and Alton road, near Jerseyville, 111., and that Richard Gilchrist, engineer of one of the trains, was killed, and a ^fireman, name un known, badly injured. The trains are said to be badly wrecked. A FARGO special to the ^ioneer-Press says the heaviest storm in the history of the Northern Pacifie railway, prevailed all along the line, from Bismarck to Du luth, over an area of four hundred miles square, on the 10th inst. The snow is a foot deep on a level and drifts four feet. Trains are delayed and business in the towns stopped. It is feared that casual ties to settlers in exposed premises will result. A SHARON SPRINGS telegram of the 7th says a great conflagration has occurred here. About midnight the United States Hotel was discovered to be on fire. At 2 a. m. the hotel was stili burning. The cause of the fire is unknown, but it is thought to have been the work of an incendiary. The wind is in a south westerly direction, and fears are enter tained for the safety of Union Hall and the Mansion House. A VERY severe wind storm passed over the town of Reny, Randolph county, Mo., yesterday evening, says a dispatch of Dec. 10th. The residence of Byrd Ryle was torn to pieces, qvHrj member of the family b"&inj* more or less injured, and Mr. Ryle fatally. The house of Joe Patrick was blown down, and Miss Wright, a visitor, seriously hurt. She died last night. The dwelling of Noah Burkhead was torn to pieces, and Mrs. Burkhead seriously wounded. Several other houses were considerably injured, and fences, grain stacks, trees, etc., des troyed. FOREIGN. A PARIS telegram of the 7th says a col lision occurred, yesterday, on the eastern railroad line, near Bady, during a heavy snow storm one person was killed and nine injured. RERLIN advices of Dec. 7th state that the latest St. Petersburg newspapers re ceived there contain no article's on the attempt of the czar's life, as they had not received permission to publish them. LONDON dispatches of the 7th inst. state that during a recent cyclone in the Bay ol Bengal, a storm wave swept over the Island of Monkishkal, drowning several persons. THE people of Louisville, Ky., gave Gep. Grant and wife a warm reception on the :l()th inst. Gov. Blackburn and Mayor?Baxter delivered cordial welcom ingiaddresses. A^LONDON telegram of Dcc. 7th says the steamer Angelina stranded,in the Frith of Clyde, and has her fore com partment flooded. She will have to dis charge the greater part of her cargo. An attempt to float the steamer will be made to-night. A DISPATCH from Reshaweir, of the 6th inst., says Col. Baker's force is still in Mai4ar, watching to prevent a junc tion ofl the troops from Kohistan and a body 6f*7,500 men with 12 guns, from Ghuznee. SnfeAroriis advices under date of Dec: 8th says that Pra Peccha, the son-in-law of Thos. G. Knox, late British agent and consul general at Bangkok, has been barbarously beheaded at Pechim, Siam, and that Pra Peccha's father and brother have been.imprisoned. NEWS was received from Sophia on the 10th inst. that Prince Alexander of Bulgaria is daily becoming more un popular. Serious apprehensions are telt for his safety. It is growing evident that the constitution is not adapted to' successful execution. The country is threatened with anarchy. A DISPATCH from London under date of Dec. 8th says: Queen Victoria to-day at Windsor Castle received the offieers and men who distinguished themselves in the Zulu war, and conferred the Victo ria cross and other decorations—includ ing one corporal and three privates. Gen erals Newdigate, Creolock and Peareoh, and other South African commanders, attended the ceremony. A DISPATCH from Cabul of Dec. 6th says the governor of Majdar, who was reported to have been killed by a party of &.fshaw regulars of Hill men on the 3rd inst., and the governors of Kohistan and Logar Valley, who are reported to have been threatened with the same fate, probably are Mahomed Russian, Major Abdullah Khan and Shabaz Khan, who were recently appointed governors of Majdar, of Logar and of Kohistan, re spectively The regulars mentioned to have taken part in the killing of the gov ernor of Majdar, meaning a part of the ex-ameer's army. GENERAL NOTES. GEN. GRANT has accepted an invita tion, according to a Milwaukee special of the 6th, to visit that city during next May. THE destruction of the dams on nearly all the principal fivers in Hungary and Transylvania has caused terrible inun dations, says a Pesth dispatch of Dec, 10. The weather at the same time was very csld. A DISPATCH from Fairplay, Colorado, Dec. 18th, reports the discovery of uran ium in the Sacramento mining district, a mineral found in Bohemia, but never before in this country, as far as known. The present discovery was made by H. L. Rice. The ore runs 60 per cent. Uranium ia worth $1,000 a ton. AT a meeting of the Western Union Telegraph company in New York Dec. 10th, a quarterly dividend of 1%. per cent, was declared, also an extra dividend of one per cent, out of the surplus. The net earnings of the company for the year amount to nearly $3,700,000. A ST. LOUIS telegram of Dec. 8th states that extensive arrangements have been inade for amass meeting of Irish citizens and others to be held to-morrow night to consider the best means of extending aid to the needy peasants of Ireland. The Knights of St. Patrick have donated $500 from the funds of the society for this pur pose, and individual members will make liberal contributions. A CINCINNATI dispatch of the 8th inst. says in the senatorial district composed oi Ross and Highland counties, Ohio, an election' was held yesterday, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of H. L. Brown, republican. The returns received show that J. Eutrekin, republican, is 700 votes ahead of McCoy, democrat, in Ross county, which is a large republican gain. Eutrekin's majority in the dis trict is estimated'at 1,200. THE largest sale of pine lands that ever occurred in the State of Michigan for spot cash was closed here yesterday, says a Grand Rapids dispatch Of Dec. 10. Norris & Uhl, attorneys of this city, sold for the estate of Geo. B. Warren, of Troy, N. y., 4,520 acres of choice pine land in the eastern part of Newaygo county, on the line of the Chicago & West Michigan railroad, and a half-interest in what is known as the Beidler Logging railroad, seven miles long, for $128,000. The land, estimated to cut 55,000,000 to 60,000,000 feet of lumber, was sold at $25 an acre. The purchasers area corporation known as the West Michigan Lumber Co. GENERAL GRANT has written the fol lowing letter to a New York legislative delegation GALVNA, DEAR SIR—I Illinois, Dec. 6. Dear Hon. Hamilton Fish, Jr., JV. Y.: have your letter of tbe 28th, now suggesting that the 26th or 27th of December, probablj the latter would be a convenient day to have me to go to New York. The 29th will suit me qnite as well, but since 1 wrote yon last an in vitation has been sent to accept a special car to Key West, Florida, and passage from there to Havana, to leave for. New .York, Philadelphia or Washington about the 26th or 127th of December. If I accept this, I will not go to New York before my retarn next spring. On tbe whole, I think it is better to defer going until that time. If any thing should detain me so as to make it necessary to go to New York, I will inform yon aa soon as 1 am made aware of it- Very truly yours, U. S. GRANT. A Los PINOS telegram under date of Dec. 6th says the Ute commission is pro gressing finely. Jack is still on the stand. So far, he has proved the most valuable witness yet examined, answer, ing all questions promptly, keeping nothing back. He claims that the re moval of the agency was the commence, ment of the trouble that an elevation of 8,700 feet, with frost in every month in the year, farming was impossible that he and band received no rations for a year, which he claims was a violation of the treaty of 1868 that his engagement with the troops was a fair fight he calls Douglass squaw-man for having attacked the agency, and insists that a white man under the same circumstances would have fought Thornburg. CRIME. t. A NEW YORK dispatch of Dec. 9th says the death warrant has been signed for the execution of Nathan Greenfield, con-* victed after the third trial, in Syracuse, for the murder of his wire. He is sentenced to be hanged en Friday next. AN Oswego telegram of the 9th inst. says Daniel Searles (colored) for the murder ofEldridge G. Reiney, (white) at Newark Valley, June 25, last, has b^en sentenced to be hanged, January 21st, 1880. A YANKTON dispatch of the 8th says Silas Frank Beebe, on trial for the mur der of Geo. Landpher, at Crow Creek on the 4th of last July, was to-night found guilty after a two weeks trial. He will receive the death sentence next Saturday: A COLUMBUS, Ohio, dispatch of the 7th says Robert Egenbett, a tramp, was con victed of being a tramp to-day, the first arrest and conviction since the stringent Tramp law was passed. The penalty is from one to three years' confinement in the penitentiary. A CINCINNATI dispatch of Dec. 7th says A. H. Sayers, late mail agent, and running on the Kentucky Central rail road,4 was found guilty of stealing money from letters, and was to-day sentenced by Judge Baxter to three years in the Auburn, N. Y., penitentiary. THE XLVI CONGRESS. THURSDAY, Dec. 4.—Senate- Mr. Car penter offered a resolution, declaring that the resumption and circulation of gold, silver and greenbacks as the lawful money, and the expectation that the finances would not be disturbed by pre cipitate legislation, had been followed by revived industry and general prosperity that ,the successful conduct of business depended on a stable financial policy, and that in the opinion of the senate, any legislation during the present ses sion materially changing the existing system of finance would be inexpedient. The vice president laid before the sentte a communication from the sec retary of war, transmitting a letter from Col. Gibbs, of the 7th infantry, calling attention to the fact that citizen volun teers who participated in the battle of Big Horn, have not been remunerated for their services, and that no provision has been made for the widows and orphans of those who were killed there, and recommending action on the matter. Several bills yrere introduced, but none of general importance. Adjourned until Monday. THURSDAY, Dec. 4 .—House.—Among the bills introduced was one. declaring that congress is not only opposed to any reduction in the volume of United States legal tender notes, but also of silver dol lars also a bill to return to the freedmen cf the south, their savings deposited in the Freedmen's Saving and Trust com pany. A resolution was offored directing the judiciary committee to enquire into the expediency of a constitutional amendment for the purposo of limiting the time for the presentation of claims against the United States, to six years from the time the claim accrued. Adjourned till Monday. MONDAY, Dec. 8th.—House.—Immedi ately after the reading of the journal, Mr. Clark announced the death of Mr. Lay, stating that it was not his intention now to speak, as the love he bore for his late colleague would prompt him, but at some future time. He then offered ares olution of regret, which was adopted and the speaker appointed representatives Clark, Morrison, Hill, Bingham, Chal mers, Calkins and Ryan a committee to arrange the funeral. Adjourned. MONDAY, Dec. 8—Senate—Bills were introduced to remove the Ute Indians from Colorado to adjust a claim of Ar kansas against the United States to pro vide for a postofflce at Charleston, W. V. A resolution relating to the regents of the Smithsonian Instituie. The vice president laid before the senate a communication from the secretary of war transmitting information as to the circumstances which led to the arrest and removal of the Cherokee Indians from the Cherokee nation. Referred. Also a communication from the secreta ry of war, transmitting a copy of the re port of the board of Engineer officers, relating to the bridge across the Detroit river, at or near Detroit. Referred. Mc Donald presented the memorial of Jao. H. McLane, and another relative to taking illegal fees in the U. S. clerks' office in circuit court for the southern district of Ohio. Referred. A message was received from the house, announcing the adjournment of that body on account of the death of A. M. Lay, of Missouri, and that it had passed concurrent reso lutions appointing a committee of repre-. sentatives and senators to arrange for the funeral and to accompany the remains to his late home. The senate concurred in the resolution, and Vest, Kerkehood and Walker were appointed members of the committee. On motion of Vest, as a fur ther mark of respect,the senate adjourned. TUESDAY, Dec. 9th.—Senate—Mr. Bay ard, from the committee on finance, re ported the senate bill for the interchange of substdary silver coin, and asked its in definite postponement So ordered. Also the senate bill to authorize the sec retary of the treasury to issue ten mil lion dollars of 4 per cent, bonds, for the payment of arrears of pensions, and asked its indefinite postponement. So Ordered. Without debate or discussion, the senate, this afternoon, confirmed the nomination of secretary McCreary to be United States circuit judge for the eighth circuit. TUESDAX, Dec. 9—House.—Mr. Pound introduced a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution, pro viding tliat after ihe 4th of March, 1885, the president and vice president shall hold office for six years, and shall be in eligible for more than one term consecu tive, and that members of congress be elected for three years. Referred. The speaker then had called the list of states for bills for rcferenee. Mr. Myers introduced a bill to retire the national bank circulation, and substitute the U. S. treasury notes therefor. Mr. Frost introduced resolutions of sympathy with the distressed people of Ireland. Mr. Kelley—proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting general legisla tion on appropriation bills, and allow ing a veto ot any one or more of the items in such bills. Numerous other bills of less importance were introduced when the house adjourned. WEDNESDAY,Dec.10.—SenaU—Among the bills introduced were the following: To authorize the erection of a statue ia honor of Chief Justice John Marshall to recognize and pay certain claims due by the state of West Virginia, to citizens thereof, for services rendered the United States in the late war and which are properly chargeable to the United States. On motion of~Mr. Ingalls, the bills now on the calendar reported by him, April 7,1879, for the relief of the central branch of the Union Pacific railway company Was indefinitely postponed. The res0lu tion offered by Davis of West Virginia, calling on the secretary of the treasury for a statement of the amounts paid out of the treasury since 1864, on private claims growing out of the late war, was finally adopted"by a party vote, the dem ocrats voting for and the republicans against it. The concurrent resolution to adjourn from Dec. 19 to Jan. 6, was adopted. WEDNESDAY, Dec. IQ.—Home—ULr. Burrows, of Michigan, introduced a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the constitution declaring that polygamy shall not exist in the United States and that congress shall have power to enforce this provision by appropriate legislation. Consideration of the political assessment bill was postponed until January k7. A long debate occurred on the question of fixing the salary of the supreme court reporter. The salary was finally fixed at $4,000. THE following is recomended as a cure for sleeplessness: ''Wet half a towel, apply to the back of the neck, pressing upward toward the base of the brain, and fasten the dry half of the towel ov er so as to prevent tbe too rapid exhal ation. The effect is prompt and charm ing, cooling the brain and inducing calmer, sweeter sleep than any narcot ic. Warm water may be used, though most persons prefer cold. To those per sons suffering from over excitement of the brain, whether the result of brain work or pressing anxiety, this simple remedy is an especial boom." One Experience from Many: "I had been sick and miserable so long and had caused my husband eo much trouble ana expense, no one seemed to know what ailed me, that I was completely disheartened and discouraged. In thiBirame of mind I got a bottle of Hop Bitters and used them unknown to my family. I Boon began to Improve and gained so fast that my hus band and family thought it strange and unnatural, but when 1 tola them what helped me, they said "Hurrah for Hop Bitters (long may they prosper, for they have made mother well and ua happy."— The Mother—Home Journal. ADMIRAL SHERER, one of tbe last sur vivors of Parry's arctic expedition, and who was an English midshipman on the Spencer during the last war'between this country and Great Britain, has just died on the Isle of Jersey. He ren dered at one time great service in the suppression of the slave trade in the West Indies. What Tliey Say. I?ev. J. E. Rankin, D. D., of Washington, D. C., certifies of Warner's.Sale Kidney and Liver Cure: •'I doubt not that it has great virtue." Rev. C. A. Harvey, D. D.. Secretaiy of Howard University, certifies that for Bright's disease "no other reme dy can be held for one moment in comparison with this." E. W. Neff, of Detroit. Mich., certi tiee that it completely cured him of a vory serious chronic liver complaint. J. H. Sherlock, oi .Roch ester, N. Y., certifies that it cured him of Brigfrfs disease of several years' standing, and that he be lieves it to be the most valuable remsdv ever dis covered. These are samples of hundreds of other testimonials. A man has the right to climb up the walls of fame just as high as possible and he has nobody to blame but 1 him self if some one knocks the ladder out fronTunder him.