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Northern Pacific Farmer.
GEO. A WHITNEY, Editor & Publisher. WADENA. MINNESOTA. THFi NEWS IN BRIEF. WESTS IN WA SITING TON. Senator "Windom went to Naw York "Wednesday evening and will not return for two or three days. All sorts of rumors wore afloat, bat they can not be traced to any reliable source, to the effect that Mr. Win dom is to be given some prominent position under the adm'nistration. His most in timate friends here appear to have no knowl edge on the subject. If such is the case, the fact is known only to Mr. Windom and the president, and neither is accessible. A rumor is also current that Mr. Windom, alter the 4th of March, will go to New York to take charge of a large banking bus iness but this also lacks the force of authority. The state department at Washington has arranged statistics showing the state of our trade with Mexico. During the fiscal year of 1880—the latest year of which statistcs are obtainable—there have been imported into the United States from Mexico merchandise to the value of $8,317,862, of which hides and skins were the most important, footing up to $2,111,750. Coffee came next, $1,730, 838 jute and other grasses, $1,634,215 india rubber and guttapercha, $315,059 lead, $27, 061 wool, $99,479 medicin il barks, $147,• 491. If the reciprocity treaty is adopted by both countries, great increase is expccted in the imports of sugar, syrup and molasses. There is an understanding, upon poth sides of the senate, at least, that an amend ment shall be added to the tariff bill pro viding that the new duties shall apply, up on the date when they go into effect, to all goods in bond. It is reported from New York that this class of questions which are arising naturally in the minds of the im porters as having the effect of check ingjfor eign commerce to a very great extent. There is a clause in the sundry civil bill appropriating the money called for by the Sioux treaty The title of lands purchased for right of way across the reservation by the Cnicajo & Northwestern and Chicago} Mi!« wa ikee &St. Paul Railway companies, is a's affirmed as vested in these corpora tion. Among the number of Pensions bills re ported favorably to the senate is one granting $50 a month to :he widow of the late Alfred B. Meacham, who was severely injured by the Modocs in the lava beds April, 1873, when Gen. Cnnhv and Dr. Thomas, of tiie peace commission, were killed. The committee on militrry affairs has had under consideration at two successive meet ings a proposition to abolish all United States arsenals excepting one at Rock Island 111., another at Beculia. Gal., aud a third at Springfield, Mass. The proposition was defeated. Attorney General Brewster has discharged all the colored employes in the department of justice, on suspicion that they were in the employ of the star routers. RAILROAD RUMBLINGS. There is every reason to believe that in a Tew day^i Jay Gould will announce his in tention ot leaving the country on his new yacat, i"»r the purpose of taking a voyage of tw.» or three years duration. The entire control of the Wabash railroad system has been put into the bands of Mr. John S. Car son the present general manager of the Hannibal & St. Joe, to whom autocratic power given. The New York World says the Chicago & Northwestern is going to water its 3tock by the issue of $6,000,000 of common, to lecruit its losses by the late war. The Minneapolis & Northwestern) other wise theOsseo branch, was duly opened Sat urday by An excursion from Minneapolis. THE CRIMINAL RECORD. Pour employes of the office of the com missioner of juries were arrested in New York recently for blackmailing citizens who were wiling to pay for exemption from jury duty. These men possessed a genuine bo nai isi, and it is computed that tbey have made from $50,000 to $60,000 within the last five years. It is expected that the dis closures to be made at the examination will prove of startling interest to many prominent business men and mer chants. United States District Judge Romanzo Burr at Madison, Wis., sentenced A. Cone of Knapp, Dunn county, to one year'u confinement in state prison at hard labor for securing one registered letter containing the sum of $8 and two ordinary tetters from the postoffice at Menominee by Impersona ting the individual to whom they were ad dressed, A. E. Lester. Cone who had made a full confession, is unmarried, twenty-eight years old, and has heretofore borne a good reputation. Pamon Hoffman of Bloomington, 111., who was put down and out of the pulpit for his attempt to seduce Nettie Robinson, and who sued the girl forjslander is now afraid to go on trial. Hoffman is editing the Inde pendent, an evening paper. RECORD OF CASUALTIES, A ternble tragedy was enacted in Chatta nooga, Tenn., last Saturday evening. A negro named Tom Wiggins had separated front his wife, and she has been receiving at tentions from a negro preacher named De Hart. Wiggins prepared himself with a razor and called on his wife. At this junc tion the^ preacher arrived on tha scene, when Wiggins, mad with jealousy, drew his razor and cut his wife's throat from ear to eai. In her effort to defend herself her arms weie literally cat to pieces. Wiggins then rushed at the'preacher who fled. Wig gins then walked from tha house and cut his own throat. Both will die. By a boiler explosion at Taylorsville, 111., five men were kiled outright, and two fatal ly injured, viz: John Jones, engineer, com pletely disembowelled, both legs broken, otherwise mutilated Samuel Larem, torn into fragments, his body being recognized by rubber boots which remained on his feet Peter New, proprietor, both legs broken, head scalded and fractured Jo mM'Callo, horribly mutilated WtllUni DUhel, top of head blown off Chris New, son of proprie tor, and Tony Vandever, were injnred so that their death is Only a question of a few hours. George C. Miln, the preacher actor, was injured at Richmond, Ind., while acting Hamlet, In backing off the stage in the ftildst of a passionate outbreak at the close of the scene with Opbelia, he fell through an opening at the side of fhe stage and severely braised several ot his ribs. The accident caused severe pain, but the tragedian bore up bravely and tried to go on with the play. Just before the closet scene he was obliged to succumb, however. The play was s! opped and Miln is now suffering considerable pain. Rich & Silber, a large dryfeooda firm ot Milwaukee got out a warrant for the arrest of Sarau*-1 S. Evans, their confidential clerk on the charge of robbery. It appears that Evans has during the past eight months car ried away from the store valuable goods of all kinds, including, silks, clo«ks, satina, ctc., to the amount of over $2,000 at least this is the amount the firm has fonnd mis sing, to date. Evans was a young man but recently married, and up to the middle of last week enjoyed the full confidence of his employers. His young wife is prostra ted with mortification and grief. The Ohio flood has reached Cincinnati, and the river is higher than its been since 1847. Small pox has appeared in the French half-breed settlements in Manitoba. GENERAL NEWS NOTES. Doctors Read and Wiley, of the Dixmont insane asylum ut Erie, Pa., have sued the Erie Herald for defamation of .character laying damages at $40,000. The suit grows out of articles published by the Herald, re flecting on tie management of that institu tion, based on statements of Dr. Sevin of that city, an ex inmate of the asylum. The management dej-y the charges, and claim that the doctor is still deranged. A suit is on trial at Dexter Me., to recov er $6,000 from the estate of John W, Bar-' rows, treasurer of the Dexter- Savings bank on Feb. 22, 1868, dying from. the wounds he had received during the night. It is Claimed that h^ killed himself, apd was a delimiter in the amount named. The de fense claim that he lost'his life at the hands of the burglars. The stock of Ransom 8toye works, Chi cago, practically a branch of the Ransom Stove works of Albany, recently suspended, has been attached by the Pennsylvania Coal company for $2,800. Postmasters commissioned: Norman W. Chance, Delano, Minn. William G. Savage, Galva, Iowa. Postoffices established: Gal va, Ida county, Iowa Ivy, Polk county, Iowa. New 5-cent nickels, so perfectly gold washed as to deceive any ignorant person and pass readily among them for new $5 gold pieces were discovered Monday. BRIEF FOREIGN NEWS. Xavanausih's tesiimony at Dublin, on Saturday is felt to be conclusive. Little can be added to it, a* the crown will not ac cept the evidence of the actuat participants Kavanaugh's evidence makes it certain that Burke was first murdered aud that the plot was primarily against him. As the exam ination progressed the prisoners appeared in sheer desperation.. Not one of them looked toward the court except Hanlon. On Kavanaugh's identifying De'aney and J. Carey, the latter of whom he said he knew well, there was such a commotion in court that the magistrate threatened to clear it. Brady afterward recovered his composure and endeavored to smile. The prisoners evidently feel that the game is up. All ol them now exhibit a defiant demeanor ex cept James Carey, who sat motionless, gazing fixedly at the bench. The others moved about, held whispered conferences, and sometimes laugh at any incident. Fred Archer, the jockey, was married las week to Miss Nellie Dawton, the daughter of the well-known trainer. The event was celebrated at Newmarket with imposing cer emonies. Te'egrams were re eived without number from the British nobility and gen tlemen of the turf. Lord Hastings presented a roasted ox to the poor, and tbe bride groom accompanied it by a gift of 1,000 ioaves of bread and 1,000 pints of beer. The Russian minister of war was recently advised that nihilists ideas possessed officers of the army to the Caucassm. A strict in quiry having proved the correctness of the information, the incriminated persons have been arrested. Positive signs of disaffection are reported among the Ural cossacks. The court house bodrds selected from mu nicipaliites in Manitoba resumed control of all the judicial buildings in the province. For.uerly the government controlled them. Hon. J. S. McDonald, member of the les is'ative council ot NoVa Scotia, has been dis qualified and foiced to vacate his seat in the council, he having become a bankrupt. Lady Blandford has obtained a decree of divorce against the marquis of Blandford, oldest son of the Duke of Marlborough, for misconduct with Lady Aylestord. PERSONAL PARAGRAPHS. Maj. Maginnis, delgate from Mon tana, has been invited to deliver the ora tion at the grand reunion of the society of the Army of the Potomac to be held in Washington in May next. William M. Evarts was spoken of as tbe orator of the ocrasion, but the choice of the executive oramittee was almost unamiously in fa vor of ore of the comrades of the society. Mr. Maginnis hfS accepted the invitation. In consequence of the promotion of Capt. F. W. Benteen, Seventh cavalry, to a ma jority, and his relief from dutv with the general recruiting service, Lieut. W. S, E Igerly, Seventh cavalry, has secured the detail and the recruiting rendezvous at Cin cinnati, Ohio, has been plaCedjUhder tiarge until autumn, when he is likely to be trans ferred to Boston. Gov. E. J. Davis, ot Tex is, who died last Wednesday, had lived in this state since 1842. In 1861 he opposed secession, wa-! beaten, and fled to Mexico. He served as general in the Union army, and was elected governor of Texas in 1861. His mind was unsettled by his defeat for congress last fall He was fifty-five years old. Louisa Montagu?, the $10,000 beauty, re covered $150 from Adam Forepaugh for breach of contract and has now sued for damages on account of falling from the back of an elephant while in Illinois two years ago. She received a salary of $100 per week during her travels. Lottie Galloway, a young and pretty Bal timore girl, has renounced Christianity, become a'convert to the Hebrew faith, left her parents, taken the same of Lillenthil, aud gone to live with her rabbi's family. The next of kin of the late Mrs. Millard Fillmore are trving to break her will, by which about 200,000 is given to variotts char itable societies. The attack is made by three first cousins of Mrs-. FillClore. Gen. James Watson Webb, the New York journalist, celebrated.his eighty-first birth day last Thursday. William Wordsworth, the last surviving son of the poet is dead. Frank James Says tte Was Never in Mittnesfttft. Kansas City Special: The announcement that Gov. Chittenden has refused to honor a requisition from the governor of Minnesota lor Frank James has caused considerable talk in county official circles here. The governor of that state basej his acion upon the supposed connection of Frank James with the baud of robbers who made the dis astrous raid upon the North field bank. A reporter visited Frank James in his cell at Independence, and bad an extended conver sation with the famous prisoner. "I am not 1.1 all afraid to return to Minne sota," said James, "if they will only give me a fair show and honest trial. I was never in Minnesota in my life, and its all uonsense about trying to connect me with the Northfield robbery." '*Do you know upon what testimony the requisition was issued?" "Not in detail, but I understand both the Fords and Dick Liddell are the witnesses the officers rely upon for testimony to con vict me." Gov. Crittenden states he can not deliver the prisoner until the disposal of the indict ments pending in Missouri. Financial ReYiew The Financial and Commercial Chronicle in its review of the financial situation for the week says: There is little change to note in the situation this wiek. Almost all inter eats continue to an extent disturbed by the agitation of the tariff revision in congress, by the neglect to decrease taxation and by the determined opposition which is mani fested to- the suspension of the coinage of the silver dollar. The December returns of our foreign trade indicate in export in month of about $93,000,000, and yet prices were all very low and the movement of corn and provisions by no means equal to that of 1881 or of previous good year.". As to the stock market, it has shown some slight improvement during the week, es pecially in tone. The market appears to be largely oversold, and as it is in the power of the cliques to sharply advance it at any time, the speculators for a decline may, temporarily at least, abandon their efforts to depress prices. An influence helping the late decline of many properties has been the loss in earnings reported by the western and northwestern roads. From our usual monthly review of earnings it appears that tbe loss is confined to that section almost wholiy, aad that nearly all other roads reporting show a surprising increase. Al together the reported earnings give no en couragement to the idea that tbe roads will not be able to maintain their financial position. Extra Charges to Shippers. The Northwestern Railroad company an nounces that when sfcipperajof agricultural implements wish a car to stop and unload enroute, an extra charge of $5 for each stop will be made. The time allowed to un load will be two days, an extra charge of $5 for each additional dav. 2 The county attorney of Winona county has written to the attorney general inquir ing whether, under the law, a town treas urer is entitled to aper centum on money in the treasury which he receives from his predecessor, or only such funds as are re ceived during his term. The decision of the attorney general says: Section 83 page 178. General Statutes 1878, fixe* tbe fees of town treasurers, and does in my opinion, not apply to money received by him from his predecessor. His fees are to be compu ted "on all moneys paid into the town treasury." The money he receives from his predecessor has already been paid into such treasury, and the delivery of the money from one costedlan to another cannot tie cor sidered a pew payment- WASHINGTON NEWS Tuesday, February 0. Senate.—The senate devoted the day to eeneral discussion of the woolen schedule. Ferry made a significant remark to the ef fect that the senate might as well consider the pest route bill, since no tariff bill could be passed vt this session. He thought this was the opinion of the country as well as of himself. Other republican members of the finance committee dissented from this view. Later in the afternoon eulogies were deliv ered on the late Represent tives Hawk and Updegraff. The only change in the woolen schedule were some changes in classification, which made a moderate reduction in the rate of duty. HOUSB.—Another day has been frittered' away in the house, with no substantial re sult beyond clearing the docket of a duty to two dead congressmen, the late representa tives Updegraff of Ohio and Hawk of Illi nois. ft was perhaps just as well as devo tine the same time to anvthing else. It is the live congressman wno is more the way of necessary legislation. An effort was made by Mr. Haskell to bring tbe latter down to business by a reso lution providing for night sessions but the matter went over to the committee on rules The tariff came up in the regular order, and the fonr paragraphs remaining of schedule were disposed of. These referred to glass, looking glasses and glass wares, and were adopted without amendment not, however, without many efforts in that direction. Every line was con ested. Over an hour was wasted upon the ques tion as to whether live minutes or twenty minutes should he allowed for debate on a certain paragraph. The democrats asked for twanty minutes. Judjje Kelley was will ing to grant but five, and gained his point. At present but tw schedules have been agreed upon. These comprise but sixteen pages of the biil. Wednesday, February 7. SENATE.—Thesenators became so inextrie ably tangled in a discussion of the proposed duty on woolen goods and worsteds that it was evident that the republicans could not agree, and a compromise was ma by pass ing the subject temporarily and referring it back to the committee on finance. The most sensational processings of the day was the placing ot books upon the free list. A determined resistance of the proposition was offered by Mr. Morrill and other New England members, but without avail. The amendment was carried by a majority of two —Messrs. Ingalls and Van Wyok of the re publicans vot'nt? for the proposition and Mahone hot voting. No trouble was caused by the silk suheJule. An etlort was made to put wood pulp upon the free list but failed. In executive session the following nom inations were confirmed: Commodore Charles H. Baldwin, to be rear admiral: Wyman Lincoln, Iowa, Indian agent at Ft. Belknap. Prsmiasters: Louis S. Fisher Sparta Wis Mrs. MasrieB. Aifcens, Canton, Ddk, Charles W. Francis, Ackley, Iowa Fayette W. Crane, Magnaleton, Iowa Rob ert H. Spencer, Algona, Iowa Justice M. Rhodes, Jefferson, Iowa. HOUSE.—Mr. Bingham introduced a bill in the house for the appoint ment of a commission to investigate and report what congressional legislation is necessary to secure cheaper telegraph com munication. When the house took a recess an amend ment was pending to reduce the duty on steel ingots made by the Bessemer or any other process, except the ucible process, from .6 to .3 cents per ound. The evening session was equally pro titles half an hoUr being consumed in obtaining a quorum, and it was aft'er 8 o'clock when the house resolved itself into committee, the pending paragraph being relative to Bessemer steel. Prior to the aiiontiou oi the motion, Mr. Ellis of Louisiana stated that he would in sist upon the presence of a quorum during the night sessions, as the business before the house was too important to allow members to neglect it. Disorder reigned all the eve ning, and Chairman Burrows was frequent ly compelled to interfere as speaker to re quest gentlemen conversing to leave the hall and retire to the cloak room. Thursday, February 8, SENATE.—Thesenatespent the day over the free list. The discussion was desultory and not specially interesting. Books, jiatuph lets, etc., were lormerly put on the free list, having been taken out of the dutiable list. An attempt to put jute, which was like wise taken off the dutiabW list the otbef day, also on the free list, failed, so jate was left hanging in the air. The president tc-day sent to the senate the following nominations of postmasters: S. D. How, Marshall, Minn. Huttie E. Car roll. Plainview, Minn. William Egbert Smith, Rath City, Mont. L. H. 'Werner, Superior, Wis. Charles W. Wood, Burling ton, Wis. HOCSE.—Steel railway bars, and railway bars made in pa: of steel, were reduced to $15 per ton. This is a reduction of $13 per ton from the present rates. Tbe motion to reduce was made by Mr. Tucker last night, and modified this morn ing by Morrison by fixing the rate at exact ly $15 per ton. In the meantime the friends of the re duction were busy among embers trying tof secure enough votes to carry the amend ment. Conspicuous among the wwrker.? were Messrs. Washburn and Strait. As the question of cheap rails is regarded as lying at the foundation of cheap transportation, the interest of Wes'ern and Noithwesterp members was at once en'isted on the amend ment. The vote stood 110 to 90. Friday, February 9. SENATE.—A joint resolution for the aboli tion of the fishery clauses of the treaty of Washington and the naval appropriation bill were reported. The bill callsfor$i5,727,434 or $900,000 more than last yeAr. The sen ate took tip the tariff bill and continued thereon until adjournment. Senate received the following nominations from the jfresident: George W. Wuerspa, secretary of legation to ltussia Larne Peck, New York, United Siates consul, Fort Erie Harry P. Dill, Maine, United States consul Guelph, Canada William White, United States judge for the Southern district of Ohio. Lot Wright, United States marshal for the Southern district of Ohio. Registers of land cilices: George A. Moses, Ironton, Mo. Sen ion W. Switzer, Blooming, Neb. Jauies Morvis, Valentine, Neb. Receivers of pub lic moneys, John Q. A. Priton, Topeka, Kas. J. Westley Tucker, Valentine, Neb. Postmasters: James F. Parker, Pat kerburg, Iowa George C. Hough, New Richmond, Wis., and Edward C. Anderson, Bozeman, Mont. House.—The committee on coinage, weights and measures reported resolutions declaring the suspension of silver dollar coinage inexpedient and favoring a provis ion for add tional vault room at some point in the Mississippi valley. The considera tion of the tariff bill was resumed. Saturday, February 10. SENATE.—After a brief executive sessioa, Mr. Ingalls presented the credentials of Plumb, re-elected senator from which was read and filed. Mr. McMillan introduced a bill for an ad ditional justice of the supreme court of Da kota. Mr. Sawyer presented a remonstrance of citizens of Wisconsin against petting lumber on the free list. The pension appropriation bill passed and work on the tariff bill was resumed. The result of the seven hours' session of to-day was that the tobacco tax was reduced to 8 cents a pound, and tbe tax on cigars, cigarettes, etc, to $3 per 1,000, while salt to be used for preservative purposes was practi cally placed on the free list with the under standing that there should be another vote on the proposition to put all salt on the free list. Then the senate came out of the commit tee ol the whole, wherein all the ariff debate yet had occurred, and proceeded to vote on the several amendments adopted in the committee of the whole. To tbe senate bank tax amendment Piatt of Connecticut proposed an amendment in the interest of the country banks repealing the tax on circulation. This was defeated. Then an amendment fixing the tax on certain varieties of vinegar was taken up. Tbe discussion promised to be pro'onged, so Van Wyck carried an adjournment. HOUSK.—After routine business the tariff bill was taken up. Mr. Dannell, who appeared on the floor for the first time since the holidays, moved to reduce the duty on cut nails and spikes and spoke in support of bis motion, but it waslosL Standish house, one mile nor^h of Mazeppa burned total loss. The tenant escaned with partial loss of furniture. This was' ohe oi the first farm houses bgilt in that vicinity and was a fine homestead: Loss, about $1,000 insured for $500 in the Springfield Fire & Marine. The wind prevented the of the fine groye surrounding the house. miscellaneous Matters. Henry Williard the Northern Pacific millionaire, ran away from his father's hotne in Germanyjwhile a boyland landed at Castle Gardeu with no friends and but little money. Nebraska farmers who are not able to be fooled into sailing their corn at the present price, 26 cents, are borrowing monoy at 3 per cent, a month in order to enable them to hold it until they can get 30. Thus we see that all the finan ciering talent of the country is not cooped up in Wall street. The Providence Journal says that tb~ keeper of the lights at Point Judith re ports that at a particular place between tne Point and Beaver Tail the paddle strokes of a steamer become inaudible for a moment or two hiving the impress ion that the vessel has stopped, not withstanding the fact that they are seen to be revolving and had previously been plainly heard at a longer distance. Probably in no other city in the coun try, unlesd it may be in New Orleans, does the lottery flourish so luxuriantly as in Washington, and its best patrons, as a class, are said to be the government clerks. "The heaviest individual buy ers," says the Washington Star," are principally merchants, some of whom buy largely every month. Names of mechanics form no small portion of the list, and the old pensioner often tries his luck. In a recent drawing, an in mate of the Soldiers' home held twelve tickets." Nothing in these degenerate days seems safe from imitation^nsfc even a prize beauty. Parisians have for weeks been admiring the Hungarian Venus who won the prize in last summer's con test of beauty atPestli, and she has been gathering in the shekels at a famous rate. But now lo! Herr Szekelv, father of the successful beauty at Pesth, writes to the papers to say that his daughter is, and lias been, modestly resting on her laurels at home, with no idea of making a public show of herself. And it leaks out that the counterfeit Hungarian is a native and old habitue of the Quartier Latin. The Chinese Recorder, an English publication, gives an extract from the running account kept with the gods by one Li-Chung Tsung, which is unique in the annals of book-keeping. On the debit side are the entries: "For being at variance with my brothers through lis tening to mv wile's talk, 1000 for undu litul treatment of my wife's parents, 100 for smoking opium ten times, 10." The numbers indicate, of course, so many black marks. Per contra on the credit side of the account is given: "For bury ing a poor friend at my expense, 1000 for carefully nursing my sick mother, 30 for making my wife join me in meritori ous work, 100." A town has been laid out on the pro posed line of the Nevada & Oregon rail road in Nevada, of which great things are expected. It has been christened Belfast. An adjacent lake has been tapped to supply the town with water, two thousand shade trees have been planted, a hotel is being built, together with a blacksmith shop and store, and several families have already taken up their residence in the new town. There is a tract of 150,000 acres of valley land around Belfast which awaits occupation, but it must be irrigated, and this is be ing arranged for by the projectors of the town. Among the many amazing things told by Professor Langley about the sun is that if a 3d of coal of the size of the state of Pennsylvania, and ten feet thick, were suddenly shovelled into the sun, it would be used in keeping up the fresent energy ot the sun for just one- mndredth part of a second. Another or his illustrations of the sun's energy is bis estimate that the.rainfallen Manhat tan island for three iflontns, iOSded as ice, would fill a train extending from Jersey City to San Francisco. THE EDITOR AND ROBBER. A Story for Little Children. Virginia City Enterprise. "Listen, my children." said a vener able man, "and I will tell you a story, beautiful and true. Once upon a time there was a bad, bold robber, who had his haunt in the wilds of a mountain. At the foot of the mountain in the valley, was a village. It was not very large village, yet in it a newspaper was printed. The robber looked upon the editor of the newspaper as being the chief man of the village, and thought he must be very rich. So one dark nigh he came down from his den in the moun tain and stole into tbe dwelling of the editor, and then into the room where he slept. The editor, being a good man, slept as soundly and sweetly as ft child The robber searched all the place, bul could not find the casket of gold and dia tnonds he had supposed to be stored up in the room. He then put his hands in all the pockets of the clothes of the editor, but found no money in any of them. The robber then stood for a time as in a stupor. He was like one awa kened from a dream. He listened foi some moments to the deep, regulai breathing of the sleeping editor, and as he stood so he began to feel sad. The heart of the bold, bad man was touched. Quietly he took from his purse $4.75, placed the money in the pantaloons poc ket of the editor, and softly Btole from the house. In the morning, when the editor got up and put on his panta oons there was a jingle as of money. A look of astonishment came in the face of the editor. He put his hand into his pocket and drew out the money. When lie saw this great wealth the knees of the editoi smote together he turned pale, fainted, and fell to the floor, and there lay, as one who is dead." "Oh! oh! grandfather, did they catch the bad roboer man and hang him OB a tree?" "No, my dears, they did not catch the bad, bold robber, lie is still living. From that day he reformed, and got a place as cashier in a big bank, where you will be glad to hear that he is doing well and is greatly respected by all hk church." "And the poor editor maa, grand father! What became of him?" "Ah, yes. my darlings! I had almosl forgotten nim. Well, when he came out of his faint, and his eyes again sau all the money !yin£ about tne rootr where it had fallen, he was sorely perplexed. At last he felt sure it had been quietly placed in his pocket in the night by a jreat and rich neighbor, who owned a tan yard and *was running foi the legislature. So for days and day he printed in his paper whole columns of praise of the rich neighbor, who was elected to the office, and ever after tiie two men were the greatest friends. Thus, my dears, do good actions always meet with their reward." Generals Sherman and Sheridan. Gen. Sheridan ha3 accepted as invitation from District Attorney Corkhili to be pres ent at a dinner to be given to Gen. Sher man, to celebrate his sixty-third birthday and his retirement from the army sometime daring the present year. A friend of Gen. Shennau says: "The friendship—I should say affection—existing between Gen. Sher man and Gen. Sheridan is closer than the world supposes. They correspond with each other like school-boy lovers, and are in the closest accord in every relation. So chivalrous is Sherman in his regard for Sheridan that he asks, I understand, that the law be. ameuded so that the rank of general especially created for 8hetman at the time of Grant's retirement, mav not go out with hira, but that it may descend to Sheridan. The dinner bids lair to be one of the most enjoyable of the season. Among the guests will be Gen. Grant, Gen. Sheridan, Justices Waite. MjllT and Horton and exrSecretary Blaine. STATE LEGISLATURE. Memate, Tuesday, February Q. Memorial relative to shear booms on Mississippi adopted. Bills ntrodiiced: To amend chattel mortgage law to regulate ob taining of continuances of causes in justi tices' courts to fix the legal rate of interest at 7 per cent making it a misdemeanor to pay taxes with checks on banks in which no funds are deposited by payer to amend the act relating to country seats repealing the seed grain acts. providing for punishment of persons who stop logs of lumber belonging toothers to an nex three townships to Atkin county to de tach Grant from Douglas county foijudi cial'purposes for the examination ot per sons alleged insane extending terms of sheriffs from two to fouryipars to amend the law relating to railroad fences appro priating $6,000 per year for agricultural so cieties. House bills relating to the proposed bridge across the Mississippi at 8t. Paul, and authorizing the village of Ex.elsior to issue $5,000 in bonds, were passed. Mouse, Tuesday, February O. A large number of petitions for a prohibi tory liquor law were presented. Bills intro duced: Making fraud sufficient defense in certain cases appropriating $5,000 per an num for the state board of immigration fix ing the tax on insurance companies at 2 per cent, on premiums amending statutes re lating to fees and registers giving villages the power to vote on license proposing an amendment to the. constitution, making thirty day's residence in a precinct necessary tor qualification to vote, giving mem bers power to administer oaths and make acknowledgments giving the jndge the power to determine whether a jailor shall De employed, and his compensation appropriating $100,000 to finish and furnish the capitol to prohibit minors and habitual drunkards from ob taining liquor by false pretense amending statutes relating to larceny acd several local bills. House bills passed: Relating to fraudu lent sale of property for a township drain age act for condemnation, etc., for drainage relating to certificates ol conveyance rela ting to fees in probate^courts. Senate, Wednesday, February 7. Bills introduced to altaw consolidation ol the Minnesota & Northwestern railway with any other corporation which would com plete road making gambling punishable by imprisonment as well, as fine, and publica tion of notices of lottery a misdemeanor erecting Jackson, Nobles, Rock, Pipestone, Murray and Cottonwood into fourteenth ju dicial district prescribing qualifications of legal voters in school districts to be saine as voters in general elections providing lor choice of county superintendents by conven tion of delegates from several districts pro tecting the fish in the waters of the state. House bills passed: Authorizing St. Paul council to pay Policeman O'Connel? wid ow $2,000 amending the act incorporating White Bear as to scope of charter author izing drainage of Turtle lake, Douglas coun ty to prevent catching of fish in Prairie lake, Dakota county, and to protect fish in Clear lake, Waseca county. Senate bills passed reimbursing H. T. Welles of Minne apolis for money advanced to secure loca tion of Milwaukee shops to technically amend act incorpora ting village* of Rockford, Wright co n ty making school district No. 3. Grant county, independent to provide for road overseer and clerk in Glyndon, Clay county to permit Austin, Mower county, to issue $10,000 of bonds for bridge building and repairing to make lien from chattel mortgage on grain inoperative where grain is removed from premises on which grown (the Pillsbury bill). Reported for indefinite postponement: Senator Peterson's bill mak ing legal rate of interest $7 each "A House, Wednesday, February 7 Bills were introduced: Appropriating $2,000 for additional state institutes a fen. eral act for the relocation of county seats authorizing the printing of 500 copies of the annual report ot the state Horticultural so ciety, allowing legal notices to be published in daily papers authorizing courts to sen tence prisoners who plead guilty in times when the court is not in se-sion. The afternoon was spent in committee of tbe whole, and a number of bills acted up on. The house liad before it a ll proposing to iise the salary of the military storekeep er from $800 to $1,200. It met with tne 0RD0Siti0n of Mr. Child and Mi* Brown. Mr. Speaker Fletcher, daring the progress of the debate, took the floor, and calling up on Mr. Burger, who was present, to stand up, said: "I hope tbe amendment of Mr. Child, to make the salary $000 will pass. I want to show you tbe man to be benefited. This man went into the war when he was a mere boy, and while on the battle field he had his arm shot away^ This empty sleeve tells the story. But'be didn't come back home. He was promoted to a cap taincy, lor valiant service. This man's body is full of cold leaJ, so full that he hardly dare go near the water for fear he may tall in. I fhe should he would sink, as surely as Bunker Hill monument, he's so full of lead. Not content with shooting parts of 'irn away, the rebels, fired a whole oatteiy into him, and after it was all over such fragments as could be found were gathered together and sent home, and yon see what is left of him. Not mnch it is true, but I believe he should be paid for his service, and given a salary on which he may be able to live and support bis wife and six children. Instead of cutting the amount down, I should be in favor ot mak ing the bill retroactive so that the salary of $1,200 shall dite a year back since his service commenced» I wasn't a soldier mvse f, and perhaps wasn't a coward. But I'll admit I was a little timid about that time, but I'm in favor, and always have been in lavor of seeing the wounded veterans well cartd for." There was some further discussion on the bill and it was favorably acted upon by the committee. Senate, Thursdayi February 8. Senator Pillsbury, at the request of the governor, introduced a bill appropriating $5,000, a portion of which can be used by the state board of health in the suppression and quarantining small pox now existing in the northern part of the state, and especially in the unorganized counties of Cass ard Itasca. Senator Castle introduced three bills on behalf of the committee on elections. The bills cover. the recommendations as to bi enial elections made by the governor in his message, and provide for the submission to the people of constitutional amendments as follows: To provide that all general elections shall be held biennial, and on the even years as it is upon them that congressional elections fall. To fix the close of all terms of office atthe '.first Monday in January. To fix the terms of the state auditor and the clerk of the snpreme court (now three years) at two years. To reduce the terms of offiees of all judges of tbe supreme and district courts from seven to six years, and to provide that the terms of county clerks of courts &hall remain four years. To provide that officers whose terms are fixed at two years, and who shall be elected this fall, shali bold until the first Monday in January, 1887, so that all terms of like offices shall commence and end on the same dates hereafter. The constitution is so worded that the five separate propositions most be voted for specifically, on one ballot, ot course, and this at the election next foil. As will be noted, the changes, in brief, are to make elections biennial and the terms two, four and six years in length, respectively. House, Thursday, February 8. Mr. Child's joint resolution proposing the forfeiting of the swamp land grants, the conditions of which have not been complied with, which was indefinitely postponed yes terday, was reconsidered yesterday and re committed to the committee of the whole. Gentlemen who opposed it have since found merit in it. Bills passed amending the charter of the city of New Ulm: legalizing the record of ceitain certificates amending general stat utes relating to oflisial trusts legalizing ac knowlegments heretofore taken amending statutes enlarging powers and privileges of corporations enlarging the powers of the Eonds ublic examiner in regard to the sureties on giving board of auditors authority to ca'l for 200 new boad Irom .depositories of the state funds relating to the frandnlent sale of mortgaged property: (Dilly's bill) provid ing for the vacation of land leases aner the buildings thereon have been desroyed authorizing mutual insur ance companies to do business with $60,0J0 tit their capital stock in notes for the drainage of shallow and grassy and meandering lakes prescribing the form and custody of official bonds increasing tbe salary of the military storekeeper to$l.- including burdock and wild mustard among the plants it shall be unlawful to peimiLta grow repealing t^§ law creating olSoe ofdisfrict attornc^ln tne twelfth judi cial district: appropriating $100,000 to fin ish and furnish the state capitol appropri ating $5,000 for two years for the purposes of the state board or immigration: to legal ize certain conveyances recorded in ether stateB. Senate, Friday, February 9, The senate passed the Yellowstone resolu tion by a large majority. Senator Holister amended his bill for reg ulating the practice of medicine by substi tuting the faculty of the medical department of the state university as an examining board in lieu of the state board of health. Senator Clarke's joint resolution, calling upon congress to settle immediately the vexed question of railroad indemnity lands, met with almost universal approbation. Senate bills passed:—Removing the limit of capital of incorporations. Appropriating $12,531.05 for defraying expenses of Cox impeachment trial hereto fore unprovided for. Making paupers a town charge in Doaglas county. Authorising commissioners in counties which are partially unorganized to appoint assessors and road overseers in unorganized territory. Providing that guardians shall, within three months after appointment, file sched ule of all property in their charge. Providing for confinement of inebriates in the second hospitals for the insane, the per sons, before confinement, to be examined by a jury composed of three reputable phys icians. Providing for contest of election in local offices, in same manner as provided for connty and state officers. Providing|for appointment of court report ers in counties of more than 5,000 inhabi tants. Paying J. M. Greenman $129 for services in recording testimony in case in disbarment. Adjourned to Tuesday. House, Friday, February 9. The memoral of L. K. Stannard, and others for back tees as officers of the Taylor's Falls land office was indefinitely postponed. appropriating $5,000 to prevent the spread of tbe small pox authorizing Minneapolis to pay H. T. Welles $15,000, for money ad. vanced to pay the bonus .to secure the Mil waukee & St.. Paul shops. Mr. Collins introduced an important bill, proposing an amendment to Art. 13 of the constitution, adding a new section, which shall read as follows: Judges may be removed from office by concurrent resolution of both house.« of tbe legislature, if two-thirds of the members elected to each house concur therein, but no such removal sball be made except upon the charges which shall be entered upon the journals of both houses, nor until the par ty charged shall have had notice thereof and an opportunity to be beard. The senate bill appropriating $5,000 for the use of the state board of health in check ing the spiead ot the small pox plague in the northern counties was reported ick with an amendment, providing that it should be applicable to the work in Cacs, Aitkin and Itaska counties. This iuet with more or lesa opposition from membfrs who believed that tbe board should use it when ever necessity might occur. The amend ment was accordingly stricken out, and as amended the bill was passed. It was im mediately sent to the senate where the amendment was concurred in. The remainder of the session was spent in committee of tbe whole, Mr. Morris in the chair, and all tbe bills or general order rec ommended to pass, except tbe prohibition constitutional amendment, for the taxation of railroad lands, increasing the clerk hire of the public exaihiner and fixing tbe liabil ity of railroad corporations for the negli gence of employes, and the Wilson amend ment prohibiting the issue of bonds to aid railroads on which progress was reported. Tbe house then adjourned until 2 p. m. on Monday. Minnesota Agricultural Society. The society met in St. Paul last week. The committee on credentials reported the fol lowing counties represented: Blue Earth, 1 Waseca, 2 Rice, 4 Agri cultural Association of Northfield, 3 Scott and Carver, 3 Mississippi Valley association, 1 slower, 1 Fillmore, 2 Becker, 2 Scott, 2 Faribault, 2 Ramsey, 3 DakoU, 2 Hast ings association, 3 Olmsted, 3 Chisago and Pine. 4 State Horticultural society. 5 Can non Valley association, 3 Yellow Medicine, 1 Wright, 2 Lyon, 2 Nicollet, 3 Pipestone, 2 German Agricultural Society of Ramsey, 3 Dodge, 1 Soutbern Minnesota Fair asso ciation, 3 Amber Cane association, 1. There were discrepancies in the report of* the secretary and treasurer. A committee of five was appointed to iu vestigate the alleged discrepancies, and fhe appointment of the committee was left to the chairman himself, whose general man agement of the finance had been no serious ly called in question. The president ap pointed as a committee to examine ac counts: E. T. Brgbam, John Byers, J. H, Stephens, D. H. Randall, H. Baker. The following officers wefe electeds President, Clark W. Thompson ^irst Vice President, John Byers Second Vice Presi dnt, M, J. Myers Third Vice President, M. S. Converse Fourth Vice President, J. G. Bass Secretary, R."C. Judson Treasurer, J. Wilcox. A. O. U. W. of Minnesota and Dakota The grand lodge of A. O. U. W. finished their labors at St. Paul Thursday and left for their homes, to return to St. Paul next .year, that city being fixed upon as the place of their meeting. The grand officers elected were: Master workman, C. H. Rob ert'- foreman, D. E. Vance overseer, E. H. Stevens trustee, J. W. Soule medical di rector, Talbot Jones recorder, Willi Che ney receiver, J. J. McCardy guide. W. S. Branch watchman, H. S. Burch represen tatives to supreme lodge, A. H. Levi, J. M. Neye, Thomas Presnell. TRAGEDY CLEARED VP. Richard A. Pierce, Supposed to Have Been Murdered in St. Paul Still Alive. On the 1st day of January last, St. Paul was horrified with the announcement tbat Richard A. Pierce a young man of respect able connections and presumably faultless character, had been waylaid and foully murdered al midnight on tbe railroad track near elevator "A" on the upper levee. The circumstances were ap parently conclusive that while on his way home, he had been waylaid, robbed, and cruelly murdered by midnight assassins. The estimable father of the young man confessed that he had no doubt his son had been murdered and that his body was under the ice. Thus has the suspense continued until last Saturday morning, when Mr. Phillip Haas, lawyer, returned to St. Paul from Grand Rapids, Itasca county, on the line of the Du luth railroad, and reported to Mr. Pierce, father of the young man, that his son was alive and welt. That he had been seen and that his version had been ?iven of the supposed murder. Pierce stated to Mr. Haas that after leaving the Sioux City freight house New Year's night, he proceeded up the track tbat he had only proceeded a short distance when be was attacked by two men, one of whom he recognized an old enemy, a man for merly employed at the freight depot, and wish whom he had trouble. That a Strug gle ensued during which he, Pierce, was cut in tbe arm and back. That he, Pierce, stabbed one of his assail ants, who feil as if killed. Alarmed at the thought that he had been guilty of a murder, that under the impulse of the moment, he made up his mind that flight was the only way out of the difficulty. Then he took off his coat and tore out his shirt sleeve, with which he staunched the blood from his wound. That fearing he would be apprehended for murder, he jumped into a passing train and left the city, seeking tbe lumber camp, where he was found and where he is now supposed to be. Mr. Haas slates that Pierce met the men in Minneapolis on Jan 1. That they played pool and had a fuss which was renewed on the train. Tbat they followed him onto the track where the trouble took place, and that supposing he had killed one of them he fled. Jane W.. widow of William A. Helt, of Lake City, has been granted a pension of eight dollars per month, dating from April 25, 1881, the time of her husband's death. She had also been allowed an arrearage of pension due her husband, amounting to $728. A bill las been introduced in the Minne sota house appropriating $100,000 to com plete the state capitol. Tbis,^withthe $60»* 000 appropriated early in Charles Reed, foremiui in tbe Manitoba railroad yard at Minneapolis, fw crushed to death by cap* ?n Tuesday. HAMLINE UNIVERSITY. The Main Edifice Burned-ljOM Abonfc $40,000—'To be Rebuilt. On Wednesday morning 7th, Hamline un iversity, located at the junction of College avenue and the Manitoba road and distant about two miles from the limits of 8t. Paul and Minneapolis suffered a se vere loss by the burning of the principal edi fice. A student named Spaulding in going from Vine President Chaffee's house to the hall discovered smoke coming out of a cu pola, and at once gave the alarm. The re sources of he college consisted of two Bab cock extinguishers, one pump, and a supply of water buckets with water barrels on each floor which proved of little account. The cause of the fire is not definitely known to the people around, but it is sup posed to have caught fiom a defective chim ney located in the center of tbe l~uilding, east of the main entrance. The progress of the fire was slow as it worked downward. Tne roof, spreading on each s:de from the spot where it was first noticed. Tbe floors below then went one it a time, the reception room floor falling at 11:45. cleaning out all tbe space below, leaving only pieces of steam pipes and heaters to sbow where the floors Wer6# The total less is about $35,000, of which two-Jhirds is probably covered by insur ance. The students, young "adies as well as men, did all that human power could to save proparty from the burning building, and were successful to a surprising degree. In the evening the directors held a meeting and at its close Bishop Foss said that the library and nearly all the furniture and effects of tbe students and Professors bad been removed from the building, and with the exception of damage by breakage were not injured. The ladies' hall, which is not all occupied, would be arranged so tbat recitations and^ studies would comru* nee Thursday morning and the regular routine move on without delay. Plans for rebuilding will be adopted imme diately. A new church, called the Atlantic Con gregational church has been organized in St. Paul.' 4 Tbe legislature has accomplished more work than usual at this stage of the session. About 400 bills have been introduced. Articles of incorporation have been en tered into by O. D. Ford of Maz?ppi, W. Campbell, A. D. Soulhworth. O. H. Porter of Wabash, and L. H. Hamason of Roches ter. under the name and title of the Waba sha Foundry & Machine company, with a capital of $25,000, to go into effect March 1, 1883. Judge J. W Tyson, one of the pioneer residents ot the new town of San Diego, Cal., died in tbat place Jan. 20. Judge Tyson practised law in Wabasha twenty years ago. Ex-Gov. and Mrs. Armstrong have gone to Hot Springs in Arkansas fo-r a stay of five or six weeks. A brakeman named Thomas E. (Jrisc wa* run over and killed near tbe water tanks at Delado. He motioned to the engineer to back up, and standing between the rails, at tempted to step on the akeofthe tender as it was moving towards him, as the train men often do, and missed his hold or step.' and fell, the wheels passing over him, and was instantly killed. J. N. KelJv of Owatonna has a silo which proved a success. Frank D. Holmes of that place will nuild one of 150 tons this spring. Senator-elect Sabin wasbanquetted at Min neapolis on Friday night, and made a short speech. Quite general ii the complaint through out the sta'.e of the wells drying u-\ prob ably on account of the extreme cold weather Commissioner Sweeney, of the State Fish hatchery, reports that 250,000 white fish eggs were placed in the St. Croix at Taylor'? Falls. A like number have been placed in Lake Madison, near Mankato, with the a sistance of Hon G. C. Burt. The St. Croix, at tbe mouth of Willow river, lias received 250,000, placed with the assistance of H. W Jones. The balance (500,000) pf tbe 6 000 000 whitefish eggs were placed in ako Min netonka. The brook trout that have just finished hitching will be placed in the brooks of Southern Minnesota upon the opening of spring. Articles of amendatory of the original arti cles incorporating the Winona Piow com pany of Winona, Minn., have been filed with th# secretary of state. The capital stock wss increased to $100,000, and the limit o,f in "debtedness placed at three-fifths of the paid up capital. Bitter Dread. Complaint is frequently made by those who use baking powders that they leave in bread, biscuit, or cake raised by 'hem a disagrees Ve, bitter taste. This taste follows the use oral! impure baking powders, and is caused either by their containing alum (introduced to make a cheap article), by the impure and adulter ated character of other ingredients used, or from the ignorance ol their manufacturers of the proper methods of combining them. These baking powders leave in the bread a residuum formed of lime, earth, alum, or other deletorious matte s, not always, though frequently, tastable in the food, and by all physicians classed as injurious to health. The Royal Baking Powder is free from this serious defect. I its Kse no residuum is left, and the loaf raised by it is always sweet, light and whole3oine, and noticeably free from the peculiar taste complained of. The reason ot this is because it is composed of nothing but absolutely pure materials, scientifically com bined in exactly the proper proportions of acid and alkali to act upon and destroy each other, while producing the largest amount ol raising power. We are justified in tkis asser tion from tbe unqualified statements made by thegovernmentchemists, who alter thortmgh and exhaustive tests recommended the' 'Roy al" for vernmental use because of its super iority over all others in purity, strength and wholesomenesi. There is no danger of bitter bread or biscuit where it alone is used. The Disastrous Flood at Cincinnati Ohio. The Chicago Tribune's Cincinnati special says: The Ohio river is still rising, and fears of the most serious consequences are snread, ing over the city. The news from Ports mouth, Ironton and Catlettsburg is that the river is still rising at these points as rapidly as it is here. Fiom a feeling that tbe flood would prove but an incidental matter, peo ple have come to regard it with the grave apprehensions, 'fhe inundated portion of the ci:y comprises a strip seven miles in length and from two five squares *n width. A raging torrent is flowing along Water street. North Front street is three feet under water, and the water is knee deep in places on Second street. Every available team and man has been pressed into service in removing goods. Only one engine at the water works can be used, and tbe superintendent hai cau tioned the people regarding tbe waste of water. The gas company has stopped oper ations, and as soon as the gas in one small retort is exhausted the city will be in dark ness. There is a tremendous demand for lamps and candles, as the supply of gas will fail entirely before morning. The newspapers will issue small editions, for the reason tbat they cannot get their papers to readers out side of the city. A family on Front street was found perched upon chairs and tables on thesecond iloor. Tbey had gone to bed feeling secure, and when they awoke found the room fill ing with water, and all means of escape, ex cept by skiff, cut off. There is no communi cation at all between Covington and New port, and before morning it will not be pos sible to reach the suspension bridge except by a skiff ride of nearly a quarter of a mile. Good business men who are not sema tional say the damage by the present over flow of the Ohio river in Cincinnati, New port and Covington will amount to mill ions. The coal fleets are believed to be safe. They are guarded by steamer? ready to ren der assistance if the line parts, but if the wind rises it is not thought any will be saved. Advices from above indicate that the line will continue at least twenty-four hours. The Commercial Ga zette's special reports three inches gain at Parkersburg, and rising the Little Kanawha rising one inch hourly Marietta, two and one-half inches rain, rising slowly Portsmouth, heavy rain for twenty-four hoars closing at upon river rising slowly, one foot higher than Friday night, and rising two -inches an hour. Manv business houses have cellars flooded. The excitement continues, tbe stage of water is taken half-hourly and bulletined at the newspaper offices. Crowds are still going to l^e8*ssl°' meet emergencies, makes nearly fooO.UUO r— appropriated in all, and is believed to fur nish all the money needed to finish and famish this building. the water's edge where workmen are busy removing goods. Thelast rise is in the na- ture of a surprise to many but if it had not been, it was impossible in the short time to get goods out of danger. The Ohio is-ixty-four feet four inches rising an inch and a.hall hourly. This is half an inch above tbe great rise of 1817. Since 9:80 the weather his been clear 7and warm, FRENCH POIilTENESSi It Is'Simply a Very Artistic and Dec orative Fresco. [Lucy H. Hooper in Chicago Tribune. But, to return to the question oi French politeness, it is very charming it is a fresco merely, but the fresco is very artistic and decorative. The grace and courtesy of manner that surround one on every side in Paris add a very positive charm to existence. French politeness is largely made up of little things, an attention to the minutiae oi social intercourse, a strict observance ol certain rales of etiquette, and a chartn of manner that is perfectly irresistible. Add to this a vast amount of tact, which prevents any rubbing the wrong of undue susceptibilities, and the casual observer will very readily comprehend how delightful a race this is to live amongst. A Frenchman's devotion to the rules of etiquette is really extraor dinary he would consider himself a brute did he appear without gloves in a lady's presence, or go to make an eve ning visit in any costume save full eve ning dress, or fail to lift his hat in pass ing an unknown lady on the staircase or in the hall of a house at which he chanced to be visiting. You may be perfectly sure that on any occasion or in any circumstance he will do the correct thing. But where French politeness shows its fresco-like thinness is in the practical side of the quality. The fine chival rous devotion of American manhood to ward the weaker sex is not only wholly lacking in Paris, but is replaced by an aggressive and selfish rudeness in manj^ instances that is well-nigh unbearable to an American woman. In proportion as the Frenchman's house manners are charming, his street manners are de plorable. The most elegan: dandy that ever paced the boulevards will not hesi tate to thrust a woman out of his way on the narrow sidewalk. If he push her into the gutter, so much the better for him and so much the worse for her. He will elbow and shove without mercy a party of ladies at the entrance ol a crowded theatre, using his superior strength, not to protect them, but to throw them out oft lie way. If a lady drops her parasol or her handkerchief on a crowded thorough fare no man will stop to pick it up tor her. That is her business, and if the male passers by refrain from treading on the object it is as much as can be expec ted of them. I once saw an American ladv hale a cab on the Rue de Paix. As .t drew up to the sidewalk two well dressed Frenchmen thrust themselves front of her, got into the cab, and drove off" in triumph. During the severe winter of some seasons ago I WHO repeatedly A saw ladies slip and fall on the icy pave ments on the crowded boulevards, and never once did I eee a man amongst the passers-by stop and extend a hand to help the sufferer to rise. Another subtle form of rudeness among our French friends is the failure to an swer letters. I do not mean mere notes or letters of inquiry on subjects inter esting to the writer merely, but actual business communications of a certain amount of importance. Another very annoying lack of courtesy is to be found in their want of punctuality, even in matters of business. And I have yet to come in contact in American society with a stratum low enough to furnish personages would act after the fol lowing fashion: An American lady once got up in Paris a soiree mnsicale of some importance—a private allair, ad mission being gained by invitat on only. She hired for the occasion a small con cert hall belonging to one of the leading teachers of singing in Pari3. This hail had two proscenium boxes, which ths^* hostess wished to reserve for some par ticular friend of her own. There being no lock on the boxes, she affixed a pla card to each door, bearing the name o? the person for whom the box was in tended and as an additional measure ol percaution, she tied a ribbon across each door. A party of French titled person ages, for whom invitations had been re quested by ail mitmate friend—individ uals'of undoubted birth, and breeding and social standing—arrived early nt the hall, broke the ribbon and tore off the plac ird from one box. When the hostess went to remonstrate one of the panv, r» viscount of a lofty name and long pediaree, shut the box-door in her lace. I add no comment on this incident, which I know to be true, having learned tiie facts from the lady who gave the entertainment. "commercial. ST. PAUL. FLOUE—Quotations: Patent", Orango Blossons* 3'(.5n: K'-d Cross, straights $5.75 "Capitol"family, *5 XXXX, bak**rs', $4: in bbls 25c extra: out side brands, '25@50c per blil less, accordine to quality. Buckwheat flour, $fi(g(.50 jier bhi. Ilv Sour, $4&4.25 per bbl. Graham. $4.50^5 -5 per bbl. WHEAT—Market quiet and steady at unrhanco'l quotations. Fresh receipts limited. No. 1 hard, 1.11: spot and ail th* mouth: March, $1.12: ApriI, *1.13 May, fl.lli: No. 1, $1.05 No. 2 hard. $1.0t No. 2. $1 No. 3. 90c. Sales: 7,000 bu Xo. 1 hard, in store, $1.14. COBN—Receipts and offerings light. No. 2 lower in bids, and new mixed lower in asking figures. Qnotntions: No, 2 mixed, 38cbid,40c asked new, jJ mixed, 37c bid, OATS—Askintr prices were higher on light eupi.ly, and bids for white showed advancf". Market quiet. Quotations: No. 2 mixed, 38c bid, 4c a-kod No. 3, mixed, 37c bid No. 2 white 39}£c bid, 4-C asked No. 3 white, 38*20 bid: rejected, 38c No. 2 mixed. May, 40c bid. Sales, 1 car No. 3 mixed, 38c. BAKliEY—Firm at unchanged figures, on good de mand and lieht offerings. No.2, 70c extra No. 3, 57c No. 3,50a MINNEAPOLIS. FLOUB—Market firm and quiet, with moderate local production. Quoted at £0.25(?G.75 for pat ents straights, $5.50(*$i.25 clears, $5fi?5.5u low grades, 82.25(^3.25 or bbl. MliliSTUFFS—Bran was higher, ¥8.50 bid, with '•ales at $8.75. Some dealers asked $9 for bulk. Sacked was held at s£email@example.com coarse raea! nominal at $firstname.lastname@example.org. Mixed fred sold at £email@example.com for choice ciiy ground, f. o. b. South ern brings $18i?19.50, accoreing to qualify. WHEAT—Thn dealings comprised a few sample and a few grade cars. Holders made some effort to advance prices to $1.13 for No. 1 hard, but flually had to abandon it and accept the figure of Saturday, $1.12, for single car lots. Tiiira were some round lots offered on the basis of $1.13 for No. 1 hard, but at that figure buyers held off. here were sales of car lots in A at $1.12, and in 13 at $1.12. Something like a dozen cars of eample heat so!d at prices rabging from 80c for r^j cteU to $1.08 for No. 1. Following were bidders' prices on'change: No. 1 hard, $1.12: No. 1 Northern, $1.08 No. 1 Southern, $1.03/51.04 No. 2 bard, $1.08: No. 2 Northern, $1.04: No. 2 Southern, $1^1.02. The feeling was steady, but rather moro firmness was manifested than on Saturday, 'l'iiere wero bidders at $1.15I2for May, but as there was no offers to sell brought out. there was nothinz spirited in the bidding to show how -high buvers would go for that future. Stocks are rapid!v de preciating and there must soon be an improvement in the receipt?, or before the end of the currant month some mills wiil probably have to shut dowu to wait for supplies of wheat to arrive. CORN—Tne corn market was steady and quiet: 49c was the price asked for spot corn. There wero buyers at 48%c 49?£c was bid for March: 51c foi Aoril, and 53c for May. OATS—37he bid for No. 2 In store 38&c for white, and 35c for rejected, all by grade. RYE—54c bid for No. 2. BAKI-EV—Nomiual at 45@55c for No. 3. HAT- Was very Arm at $9.50 bid for good wild. CHICAGO MARKET—Flour, firm and unchanged. Buyers and sellers are apart. Wneat, lower and quiet regular, $1.05# 1.05 February $1.0536 March $1.00)6, April $1.1154f«l.ll%May: No. 2 Chicago spring, Sl.OSigl.OS^ No. 3 Chicago spring, 88Hc No. 2 red winter, $1.0634(^1.07. Corn, quiet and easier 55%@55%c cash aud Feb ruary 653t'*5536c March: 5?Ji( Mav. Oats, quiet and a shade higher 37%c cash 373j(377g February 38c March April 403gc May 393i June. Bye, firm at 64c. Barley, quiet at 82@83c. Flax seed, firm and unchanged at $1.25/& 1.30 on track. Dressed hogs, qniet lizht, $firstname.lastname@example.org heavy, $7.50(Ji7.55. Pork, in fair demand and closed easy: $18.20 cash and Febru ary $18.2256f?18.25 March $18.37V518.40 April $18.52)6® 18.55 May $18.05®38.07^ June $18.70^518.75 July. Lard, higher:$11.321a cash aud February $11.^40(^11.42 March $11.5U April $email@example.com>3 May and June. Bulk meats, in fair demand shoulders, $6.90 shgrt ribs, $8 65: do clear, $9.65. Butter, firm and unchanged. Whisky, steady and unchanged at $1.16. Call—Wheat advanced MC. Corn advanced He. Oats, quiet and unchanged. Pork, irregular at $18.0712^18.10 February. $18.20 March, £18.35® 18.3756: April, $18.5756 May. $18.65(3 18.0712 June. Lard, firmer and not quotab'y higher. Receipts—Flour, 10,000 bbls wheat, 15,000 bu corn, 155,000 bu oats, 39,000 bu rye. 7,500 bu barley, 20.000 bu. 8hiuments— Flour, 325 bbls wheat, 3,1 OObu corri. 6,000 bu oats, none rye, none barley, 5,000 bu. MILWAUKEE MARKET—Flour in fair demand. Wheat irregular Na.2 hard, $1.17 No. 2. $1.05: February, $1.04 March, $1.05&: A pril, $1.06*3 May, $1.11% No. 3, 87c Na 4, 72s. Corn duil No. 2,56c rejected, 4834c. Oats scarce and firm er Na 2. 38c bid white, 40%c. Bye dull No. 1. 61c No. 2, 58&C. Barley dull No. 2,75c: extra No. 3, 54*20 bid. Proviefons steady mess pork, $18.20 cash and February $18-40 Marco. Lard, prime steam, $11.35 cash and February: $11.45 March. Dressed hogs in fair demand at $7.40(^7.50. Butter quiet and dull. Cheeeeqoiet. Eggs, fresh scarce and wanted. Receipt*—Flour, 950 bbls wheat, 2,925 bu barley, 3,490 bu. Mr. Dana, ot the mew York Sun, is said bjr a correspondent of the Atlanta Constitution to be worth $1,000,600 side of bu newspaper stock.