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WADENA, MINNESOTA Canadian politics seem to be more pro ific of immorality than American. Charges of bribery, corruption and aim Jar offences are bandied about with a rim almost unknown this side the line, rod in too many cases, with good foun dation. The late Pall Mall Gazette gives a depressing picture of the present dull incl profitless condition of trade ip Eng land, and adds that it-is not surprising co hear of certain houses, once impor tant, now tottering on thp brink of bankruptcy that the contraction of val ues in almost all directions has created wholesale insolvency but the evil day is naturally put off as long as possible, the hope being held that prices will rise and enable holders to get rid of their stocks of iron, wheat, rice or coffee, as the case may be, without ruinous loss that Avliile failures are known to be in pending, the dullness deepens for want of confidence. The enormous disproportion between crimes committed and those punished, is a topic in the Century magazine for April, and it ought to be of engrossing interest to all good citizens. It seems tliat 1,500 murders wers committed dur ing 1883, and 1,286 in the year previous. The Century does not tell us how many of the murderers of 1882 were executed, but it does give the figures for the year just past, during which period ninety three murderers, some of -whom must Lave come over from 1882, paid "the penalty of their crimes. The conclu sion deduced from the fact that less than one in fourteen is hanged is that "the deterrent influence of punishment cannot be said to be very powerful." The recent vote of the Massachusetts House on the woman suffrage question was the most unfavorable which the measure has received since it was first presented to the Legislature of tlje Bay State in 1807. Unprejudiced observers generally agree that the chief obstacle to the further progress of the move* ment is the indifference or opposition of tho sex in whose behalf it is urged. As the Boston Journal, a conservative newspaper which generally reflects the average public sentiment, puts it: "When a decided majority of the intel ligent women of Massachusetts demand the ballot, it will be forthcoming in due season until they do, it will not be thrust upon them." It may be added that tliis statement holds true generally in other States, and the moral is that the advocates of woman suffrage must devote themselves to converting the women if they hope to succeed. The importation of eggs from Ger many and France, of onions from Ber muda of cabbages from Holland, into such a vast and fertile country as the United States, is one of the curious enor maties of our civilized life. But these are not all the articles imported, which can be raised in the greatest abundance at home with comparatively little labor. In regard to imported cabbages a New York paper says, the origin of importa tion was a scarcity of vegetables about three years ago, and an effort was made to bring over all kinds of European gar den stuff, but cabbage was the only thing that proved a success. The ship, ments are made every fourteen days, and range from 10,000 to 250,000 head in each. The importation this season of red cabbage for pickling has not been so la.'ge, the aggregate being about 150,000. These cabbages are much smaller than the white cabbage, but are equally com pact. They are brought from Holland, and shipments are made every ten days. The demand being more limited, the importation has been restricted to pre vent a glut in the market. -Washington and the city of Mexico are now united by an iron band, where by travel between the halls of Congress and the "halls of the Montzumas" is as easy and swift as between the east* ern and western borders of our own land. The managers of the Mexican Central railroad, who have accom plished this feat, deserve credit for the engineering skill displayed, ^nd still more for the spirit of honesty which has marked their enterprise. The ques tion how far Mexican railroading will pay is yet to be settled by experiment, but the political advantages that must follow works of this sort are so great as to commend them to favor. With railroad communication now established it is almost a necessary sequence that the two nations will adopt a system of friendly reciprocity of trade and astute politicians think they can see in a fu ture the absorption of the Mexican re public by the United States. Though so annexation or filibustering schemes are visible at present, an impression prevails in some quarters that in the fulness of time, whatever that may mean, Mexico will drop like ripe fruit into the lap of the greater American re public. A real estate dealer in Fitchburg, Mass., advertises in the Springfield Republican as follows: "Why go West to the land of floods, hail-storms, bliz Eards, cyclones and' other discomforts when you can buy farms in good old Massachusetts that will produce as much corn, wheat, rye, oats,potatoes and hay per acre as any land there. We can sell you a farm for what it will cost you to construct your buildings, with all the advantages, social, religious, educa tional, and the best market in the world for all that can be produced from the farm." The Yankee real estate dealer promises too much. The fact and it is a faot, that farms in New Eng land are offered and sold for less than the cost of buildings also proves too much. If the prodnct of these farms and other alleged advantages were as peprejented, shrewd New Englanders, who are as canny and shrewd as any in the world, would not sell their farms for less than the cost of buildings Statements to the contrary are an insult to their intelligence, for they know that more money is to be made by raising produce on rich westesn lands to supply the eastern market than by raising and selling at home, while educational and other desirable things are quite as readily obtained at the west as at the east. While opening a new road near At lanta 9 skeleton was unearthed. The only tortious ol clothing'left were the peculiarly she «ed brogans worn by the Confederal woldiera during the last years of the rar and the rice shirt but tons. When the bones were moved a minnie ball fell from the breast bone, its position showing thatit had entered near the shoulder blade, passing through the aorta. The smouldering remains were placed in charge of the Coroner -who rendered a formal verdict of death from a wound received while in battle* and turnedthem oyer to ttte Ladies' ±.l BLOWY BUCKETS HOT. -I Graphic D«tail« of the Destruction Wrought in Cincinnati by the Infuriated Mob. Vwantr-Baven UtM dattifloed and a buy* VuaM #onaM-T]tt BwrindLiit The riot in Cincinnati, of which threatenLnga were heard on Friday, broke out in earnest: on Saturday and a large number of lives were sac rificed and an immense adount of property, and all on account of a Verdict of manslaughter against a man named Uenner for the niurder of William Kirk, who had confessed the crime. On Friday nignt, an attack Was nkade on tho jaiL The military Were called out and fired on the mob from the windows. Among the wounded were James Green, dying Walter Fay, dying James Turk, mortally wounded F. Zohner, wounded in thigh Ed Eulleff, shot in leg Jackson Todd, badly Dr. Charles Mus croft, police-surgeon, slight wound. Finally the mob finding that Berner had been spirited away, dispersed, fteniifcr Was taken to the State Penitentiary at Columbus. His escape greatly incensed the people, and the rioters broke out afresn. l'he court house is in ruins, and all that is left of it is tho great heavy walls and vaults, which are hoped to be fire proof, but which are not opened. All re cords of every kind are'destroyed, not One, sd far as is known, being lefi What that entails is easier imagined than described. Gng df the most valuable law libraries in the World is gone. Taxes cannnot bo collected nor titles proved. Tho military came only after the court house was in flames, and Cincinnati has paid dearly, indeed, for their folly. Shortly after dusk a few scattering militia men, upon whom all seemed anxious to wreak revenge for the wreck of tho early mora, appeared in the throng, intent upon joining then1 Conlrades in the court house. "Kill them, kill, kill!" was heard upon every Side, while stones and mis siles of every kind flew over and about, theni, crashing through the windows, battering down doors and causing other destruction. By a miracle those stragglers escaped, but their as sailants, thuB encouraged, pressed on the long line of police to whoso protection the militia men owed their lives. The fusilade of stones continued, the windows of the treasurer's oflice were demolished and the rioting began in ear nest. The flames, gaining headway, created a draft through tho building, and that increased their fury so that in a short time the lower story of the building looked like a huge furnace. About 10:30 o'clock the flames appeared through the floor of tho auditor's omce, and in a short time the whole office was ablase. The flames were, of course fod by splendid fuel, the hun dreds of volumes of records burning very rapidly. Tho crowd surgod back and forth on Court street West of Mam, as a volley was fired by the militia. Tho court house square Was packed with people, as was also the street Up as far as Main. On Main street there Were very few people after the first volley, Where several were WoUnded and killed. Beforo the building was fired the release of the men arrest ed on Friday and imprisoned as leaders was de manded and refused. The crowd would there fore allow no one to approach the tire for the purpose of extinguishing it. An alarhi Was sent in, but when the engines arrived the fire men were advised to return to the houses, and they acted on the advice. Capt. Devine and J. J. Desmond, captain of Company C. First regiment, attempted to drag a line of lioso in the treasurer's office, and they perished in their efforts to reach the fire, after being warned. There was an explosion and a flash, and Capt Desmond dropped dead, with the top of his head shot off. This was the sig nal for a regular fusilade. There was 110 further attempt to put out the flames until the arrival of the Fourteenth regiment, which formed in a squad facing the front, when one of the files opened fire, killing a by-stander on the sidewalk and getting a series of pistol shots in return. Col. Fred Heube, in charge of a Gatling gun, then turned at the crowd, and two or three persons were wounded, the regiment cleared the street in front of the court house. All this while and all night there was fighting on between the soldiers at the barricades fore both the jail and court house and the mob. The latter party were mostly armed with pistols, some having guns. They would tire on the soldiers who would reply, and now and then in a volley they would drop a half dozen. The mob would howl and yell and charge for ward only to be repulsed. Nobody ever se cured such a connected view of them as to en able their number to be estimated, but count ing spectators as all rioters, there must have been going befor AT LEAST TWENTY THOUSAND. and not unlikely twice as many. They extend ed for squares in various directions. THE BLOODIEST STREET IN THE CITY last Saturday night was South Court street Hero the militia charged on the crowd two or three different tinios. The first was made about 10:30 o'clock, when five men were Bhot, three of whom were killed. The next volley was fired from the north, and one man Rillod and a little boy mortally wounded. The third Volley came from the east, and resulted in the killing of three men. The remarks of the croWd Were significant, and Tom Campbell counsel for Benner and the jury Were dammed hy everybody. Men swore by awful round oaths that if they could catch Tom Campbell and the jury they would hang them sky-high, and then hUrl them to helL Again and again was the attempt htade to reach the jail yard gate from North Court street wounded and dead were left each time. Per sons shot all hours of the night The most grit shown by any one way from the court house was by those on guard at Powell's gnu store, it was attacked by a party who wanted to get ammunition, they tried to put coal oil over the front and set it on fire, but it was put out. Meantime those inside were showing fight, and from the second story fought them off, killing at least one, and it is thought three, in a win dow. On the other side of the street there are eight bullet holes within a radius of fifteen in ches. About 8 o'clock Sunday night a regimont from Columbus guarding the Court street approach Was fired into by one of the mob from an alley between Main and Walnut, on Court The troops answered the challenge by a few shots which were followed by a volley and several shots from the Gatling stationed there. The number of injured at this hour cannot be as certained. The firing Was noW continued at in tervals in all directions. It was the purpose the militia to clear the streets. One volley fired down Main reet wounded, among others, Mr. Briggs Swift, 1 prominent pork packer, standing at the co. ner of Seventh and Main, three squares from the court honse, in conver sation with Henry Hanna, a Third street bro ker. He was struck and most seriously wound ed, and was conveyed to his home in a carriage. At 9:25 word was received at general head quarters that a large mob had broken into Music hall by breaking down the door, and was trying to man a cannon on exhibition in Power halL Companies and E, Sixth regiment, were sent to drive them away and succeeded without bloodshed, capturing the cannon and taking possession of the hall. There has been much feeling against the jury that tried Ber ner, and in some quarters against his attorneys. Our juror living in the city has left homo. The attorneys have been quiet, and it is possible they might be roughly handled if good occasion offered. At the opening fire, about 8 p. m., four or five persons were killed and as many wounded, including, as reported, two women on Court street Several regiments of Btate troops were sent to Cincinnati, and these with the knowledge that several companies of regulars were near, quieted the mob. On Monday at 2 o'clock a. m, the police reported everybody going home, and the city was perfectly qniet Among the men in jail for participating in the not is "Peggy" Warren, a member or the last legisla ture of Ohio. He is said to have been among the most active in counselling robbing gun stores. At 3 o'clock Fred Smalze, bartender at the Queen City Hotel, who had been among the crowd annoying the militia at tho bridge over the canal on Main Btreet, began to advance be yond the limit A soldier warned him to stop. He refused, the soldier fired and the man fell dead. The patrol wagon quickly came, and amid great excitement bore the body off to Ha bit's. Passing to the north side of the court on Walnut street, a sickening scene was presented. Here apparently the wounded had taken shelter behind protecting buildings, or perhaps here the fatally wounded had crawled to die. Pool after pool of blood dyed the ground all along the curbstone. All along the street signs of hlood were visible, and in a hallway three squares distant on Main street the floor was smeared where some unfortunate had crawled to dress his wounds or die. The burning of the court house was wholly aimless and malicious, except one might find an excuse in the feeling that the crowd was angered at the place where failure to do justice has been so marked. Benner has been resting quietly in prison all day. The gates had to be closed against the public for chapel, owing to the multitude of curious gazers that appeared. No violence is of easy The liBt of the killed outright is as follows: James Condon, No. 72, Hunt street, Carriage blacksmith, leaves a wife and three children. John Haverkamp, Central avenue, coal cart driver. Fritz Havemayer, No. 25 Woodward, aged 41, hod carrier. Leaves a wife and five children. Frank Hettersheimer, No. 512 Central avenue, employed in Tenbroeck's furniture factory. Support of his mother and stepfather. Ben Fink, 401 'Walnut street, shoemaker, supporting his mother and family. John Saggier, 99 East Front street, married. Joseph Besold, 1064 Vine street, cigar-maker, employed at Ranch's. Mikft O'Day, Sloo street, between C*rr and Freeman, driver for James Sharredan, leaves a wife and mother. Anton Fohler, 375 Clark street, near Harriet. John Didkey, Concord street, support of his mother. Frank Bergman, Bndd and Harriet, driver Thomas A. Green, colored, son of Bev. E, W Green, of Paris, Ky., coachman for Mr. Decamp on Arondala Anton Singer, 84 Cutter street, shoemaker. John Goeble, 177 Springstreet, bartender for Bussell on Race, between Fourth and Fifth. Samuel Henan, 872 West Third street, em ployed at Sullivan's on. Vine street, between Fourth and Fifth, died of heart disease during flie excitement Jacob Metzer, 39 Buckeye street, stonecutter. Fred Sleusaer, Logan, Ohio, employed as bartender. ., ... Four bodies unidentified are yet at Habig's. taUMtt §e etoei, widower, ao j. «.— a»« .»»»—:».«,. Henry J. £ieser, residence unknown, shSt in right breast Unknown man, shot inhgad. Walter Fay, 22. carriage friaker. 296 East Sixth street shot through both thighs and scrotum. -,• Peter Rdelli 25, brewer, FreeniaU avenge and Liberty, shot left hand &nd right leg. Conrad Breslau, Sycamore and Abigail shot through the body. Cape. John Dt through head. er. A member on & Desmond. The list of the wounded is too long td print It shows there was a good deal of wild and care less shooting. At last accounts all was quiet ABUY CONCENTRATION. Gen. Sheridan Summons Gen. A. A. Terry to Washington to Consult Upon the Af fairs at Port Snelling, Including' the Building of New Barracks and the Quar tering1 of a Large Number of Troops There. Washington, Special Telegram, March 28.— "You have sent for Gen. Terry to come froid St. Paul to Washington," said your correspon dent to Gen. Sheridan, this afternoon. "Yes," replied the general, "I wanted Terry to come down here and help me to secure an appropriation for anew barracks at Fort Snel ling. He is a good talker, and understands the situation and the congressmen take a good deal of stock in what he says. I do not know any officer in the army who is more highly respect ed or more influential than Gen. Terry. We want $200,000 to build anew post. It will cost more to fix up the present barracks than to build new ones. We want a new and a nice post up on the higher ground above tho old one. ft will cost about 200,000, if the sol diers perform the labor, and will save all it costs in one year." "How do you figure that out?" "It is my policy to concentrate the army, as far as I can, in large and convenient posts. It costs a good l"al less, and the railroad facilities are so good now all over the West, that we can send soldiers wherever they are wanted cheap er than we can sustain them in the outlying frontier posts. My policy is to concentrate them at convenient points where the railroad facilities are good. St Paul is a very convenient location, and I want a big post there, with a regiment of cavalry and another of infantry—say twelve or fifteen hun dred men. They can go to Fort Keogh from St. Paul as quick and as easily as from the posts in Northern Montana, and at a great deal less expense to the government." "How do you figure out that you can save enough in a year to build anew post?" "In this way: Including the transportation of clothing, subsistence, forage, fuel, and quartermaster's supplies, with the expense of maintaining a post, it costs $3..73 per day to keep 100 infantry soldiers at Fort Snelling. and $61.80 to keep 100 cavalry men at Fort Assinaboine, for example, it costs $52.08 a day to keep 100 infantrymen. The saving, then, in keeping the men at Snelling, is $20.35 per day for a hundred infantry, and $46.66 per day for the same number of cavalry men. The saving in a year at Fort Snelling is $11, 585.40 for infantry, and $22,557 for caval rymen. It is an argument in favor of economy that nobody can get round, don't you see? Then take an estimate of 500 men The saving to the government would be $57,500.75 in keeping that number of infantry at Fort Snell ing a year and $112,785 in keeping 500 cavalry men. Then take an estimate of a thousand men the savings would-be $115,814.50 a year on in- .4. .«•.«: Sup- at Fort post in a single year." "What is the proepect of getting the appro priation?" "I think it is good. If congress wants econ omy, I have given some arguments they can't get around." Gen. Teriy will leave St Paul for this city on Monday or Tuesday. Five Xlurderers Hanged in Arizona. On the night of Dec. 8,1883, six mounted and well-armed men raided the town of Bisbee Ariz., and killed J. C. Tappines, J. H. Nolly and U. A. Smith and wounded Mrs. Roberts. They then robbed Castenada's store of $1,200 and fled in the direction of Sonora, hoping to get over the bordec Five of them, O. W. Sam ple, James Howard, Dan Dowd, William De lane and Dan Kelly were hanged at Tombstone, Arizona on Friday, all declared their innocence. Heath, who was lynched there Feb. 22d,was al so innocent. They bade good by to their friends, and expressed faith in the Christian religion. The murderers were all dropped off together, and, excepting Dowd, died without a struggle. Over a thousand persons witnessed the execu tion. The criminals did not show the slightest fear at the near approach of death. After be ing shaven and dressed in new black suits, one of them remarked "Well boys, if we haven't lived like gentlemen we will die like them." A few minutes before leaving their cells, the sheriff notified them he would permit them to to the scaffold unshackled, Dut each would accompanied by a deputy. How ard protested against this, saying he would prefer being tied and carried up than hav cthe spectators think he wasn't game enough to mount the gallows without help. The others joined in the protest, but the sheriff was inflex ible. On the scaffold the bandits recognized some familiar faces in the crowd, and called out their names, cheerfully bidding them good bye. The nooses were then adjusted when a second general protest was entered by all five, Baying they were being choked to death on the scaffold. Howard requested the sheriff to move the knot further back, adjusting his neck to the noose. Not one of them apparently showed the slightest sign of fear or regret Vanderbilt on Stocks and Produoe. In an interview Mr. W. H. Vanderbilt ap proves the Pennsylvania road's demand to cut grain rates,- because it will bring the cutting roads to their senses. In regard to the stock market he said: "The conditions of the mar ket shows that there are no stock there. Bro kers wh» used to borrow $4,000,000 are now borrowing ohly $1,500,000. They haven't got the securities, and customejs don't want to Bell. Stock pays better than the interest money. There was another large reduction iu the price of grain at Chicago to-day, and I am told that four hundred cars were engaged recently. These things may start up ^business. The grain prospects in the west are promising. May wheat solu in Chicago to-day at 88 cents. If there is anything that will is a grain speculation. bushels, wasn't it? We onght to sell all' we can abroad, and not let other countries get in ahead of us. I don't believe.there will D^O man railroads built this y«»r as therehavAeem law ought to be passed by which, if I am pros- construction comj. any organized'to build it 1 ought .to be made to pay oack profits made in such a case on the railroads. Some of these will bemade to^payback,! think The Star says that Mr. Springer has received of the diet and richstage. aletter from, gx-senatoiulforsey in relation tc the star route cases,^in which he makes serious chtu^ees against men whose names have noi heretofore been connected with the frauds. KEWSOFTHEWEEL soterapport of^dowTmX F^a^omE^cons^Par^5 of the £w firm of Healy, Bran- |F' Clayton' "5' Washington Hewi. j. Meldrum of Wyoming has been recommen ded to the president for surveyor general of Wyoming Territory. ,, Confirmations—Medical Director Francis M. Georgia, consul at Para. The comptroller of the treasury authorizes the Nicollet National bank of Minneapolis, Minn., to begin business with a capital Of 3500,- In conversation with a member of the house the president expressed the gratification df himself and cabinet at the action of the house on the Lasker matter. toie Cause of the Cincinnati Blots. Last Saturday night .after. £udoe Matthew* had charged this Immortal (aild now thoroughly terrified) tWelve before whom William Bernel was tried for the murder of William Kirk, publio sentiment was generally expressed, "At last we'll hang a murderer in Cincinnati Both those versed in the law and those who could under stand plain English were sure the murder coultj be nothing else than murder in the first dejrree or that at furthermost, two or three of the jurors might cause a disagreement. The court bad given them particularly to understand that theii only business was to report upon the truth op bill was assigned to Mr. Morgan as a sub-com the facts that had been presented and that thej had nothing to do with the law except to use it a§ a guide to their findings. At first they seem to have recognized their duty plainly, and dis covered -no way to any verdict except one ol murder in the first degree since they sent to the court for information, and asked if they could recommend tho boy to mercy,, despite theii verdict. The court replied that, they could. Monday, when the jury announced readiness to deliver a verdict, the court-room was packed with humanity, and difficulty was experienced in making a passage way for the entrance of jurors anc^ilicerc. When the foreman announced that BerHr* waj not guilty of murder in the first degree, but guilty of manslaughter (the mildest possible und& the indictment) there arose a crj of Surprise, mingled with expressions of disgust and anger, from the whole audience. Before a minute had passed the boy was taken through the judge's private room, down the back stairs* and through the tunnel leading over into tho jail—thus cheating the hoi3y crowd out of a sight of him and probably out of an opportunity to do him bodily harm. The court asked th« prisoner's counsel if they wished the jury polled to see if manslaughter was the verdict of each and every on« of them. They Said they had nd such wish. The samg thing was .asked of th« prosecutors. "No, sir," exclaimcd Messrs. Pugb arid Thomas in disgust "we don't want any polling from that jury." It was not necessary to ask the court what he thought of the verdict With an indignation that he shared with hun dreds of others around him, he could not refrain from expressing himself in in undertone. "It's a d—d outrage!" he exclaimed, and without the customary thanks to the jury for their faithful ness in doing their duty, he simply said: "Tht jury is dismissed." The twelve men arose from their places with an irregular stagger, and got out of the court room amid great tumult. The prisoner's counsel also left, and went down tlw street. The prosecutors had welded so strong a chain of evidence that Berner's counsel, before the trial, offered to enter a plea of murder in the second degree, which would entail im prisonment for life. That Cincinnati was not wholly unprepared for the out burst which has followed is shown by published interviews with prominent citizens last Monday, President W. W. Peabody, of the board of trade, said, on 'change: "I think it disgraceful and disgusting beyond expression. The time has come when the people themselves will rid the county of the expense of trying murderers." A meeting of builders and con tractors was broken up on reception of the news, and there was but one opinion "The sooner jails are destroyed, police disbanded and the the old time '49 California vigilance committee is inaug urated, the sooner there will be security for life and property." Precautionary .measures were discussed by the sheriff and his deputies at the jail, before the verdict had been known an hour. The jurymen remained in the grand jury room for hours, awaiting opportunity to regain theii homes secretly. They have disappeared from public ken, it seems, and would fare ill at the hands of the rioters. Their names are Samuel Edwards, John Wilsey, Francis Buck, Elwood Henrie, Michael McGuire, Louis Harmeyer, Hen ry 13 oh lie, Samuel Merrill, Wesley Skidmore, Charles F. Dollahan, A. F. Shaw and L. A. Phil lips. Secretary Lincoln has given instructions for the observance of the eighth-tour laW as re gards hours of labor by employes of the drdin ance proving grounds at Sandy Hook. Mr. Strait was before the house comniittee on military affairs in behalf of the bill for the relief of J. H. Bacon of Litchfield, Minn. The inittee, and Mr. Strait hopes that he will be able to secure a favorable report The committee on banking and currency is considering the propriety of so amending the national bank laws that examinations may be made more frequently, and directors be held to accountability for irregularities. This is gn outgrowth of the failure of the Pacific NatioiSa bank, Boston. The senate committee on foreign affairs has reported favorably the bill to authorize the sec retary Of the navy to offer .a reward df 25,000 for the recovery of the Greely party in the Arctics, dead or alive. This idea was suggested by Mr. George Hennan, df Washington, Who bas had considerable experience in Polar ex ploration, and it is thought that the reward Will inspire whalers of this and other countries to as sist in the search. The following is a list of presidential pftst Offices at which the commissions of the post master'a have expired, or Will expire between Dec. 1,1883, And July 1, 1884: Minnesota—Al bert Lea, expires April 22 Anoka, expires, March 81 Austin, June 16: Fergus Falls. Wisconsin—Appleton,May 14 Portage,April 13. Dakota—Central City, June 15. Iowa—Center ville, March 18 Iowa City, June 14 McGregor, Jan, 7 Missouri Valley, June 14 Spencer, June I61 The secretary of the state, acting on inform ation received from the secretary of the treasury, has notified United States consuls at all the principal emigration points in Europe that trade dollars in large quantities are being purchased in New York for export, with tho supposed view of putting off at par on emigrants about to embark to this country. The secretary suggests that the consuls do all in their power to prevent emigrants to the United States from being imposed upon regarding the true value Of trade dollars, and take such measures as are necessary for their protection in this respect Bail and River News. A proposition has been made to the parties interested to build a road from Wadena to Pork Bapids, providing a bonus of $35,000 is raised between those two points. If such a road is built, the people of Wadena also expect to se cure the cut-off from Littl6 Falls, and also the Sauk Center Northern. The Manitoba emigrant tariff No. 16, issued March 10, has been amended so as to read: St Paul, Minneapolis and Minnesota Transfer to Clifford, Dak., emigrant movables in less than car load lots, 55 cents per 100 pounds carloadsj $38 per car. A regular agent will be appointed at Clifford April 1. The directors of the Pennsylvania Railroad company reorganised by electing the principal executive officers as follows: President, George B. Roberts first vice president, Ed ward Smith second vice president, Frank Thompson third vice president, J. N. Dan barry fourth vice president, J. P. Green sec retary, John 0. Sims, Sr. treasurer, John D. Taylor. On the Chicago and Alton road, Conductor R. G. Dunsmore had some unpleasant words With a passenger named Powell about fare. Powell wanted to get off at Gilliam, but the conductor told him the train never stopped there. After the conductor had gone into the iiext car Powell overtook him and after garrot ing him from behind attempted to cut his throat with a pocket-knife. He succeeded in cutting a deep slit in each of Dunsmore's cheeks before the latter could break away. Powell was arrested. The Northern Pacific has already contracted for the transportation of 50,000 head of one and two-year-old cattle, in lots of from 400 to 7,900. They are Southern Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois cattle, and are destined for Mon tana for fattening purposes. These contracts are for the months of April and May only. It is very probable that there will be an additional 25,000 head moved, as parties are turning out every day with lots of 300 or 400. These cattle will be brought back as beeves in three or four years' time. In outgoing cars forty are loaded but on the return trip not more than twenty can be put iu one car. Casualties of the Week. At Americus, Ga., the Barlow house and eight Stores were burned. Loss, $80,000 insurance, $40,000. A hurricane at Denver unroofed fifty build ings. The damage throughout the city will probably not exceed $10,000 or $15,000. At Cheyenne the wind reached a velocity of fifty six miles an hour, but no serious damage was done. A roundhouse at Sterling on the Jules burg line is reported blown down. The death of five negro children on a plan tation in Glinn county, twelve miles from Brunswick, Ga., from eating pork, creates con siderable excitement in that locality, Opinions are about equally divided on the theories of trichinae and poisoning. The children lin- fered several hours and died in great agony, 'or some unaccountable reason the negroes refuse to tell where they procured the pork Personal News Notes. Mrs. Rosa Boner died suddenly in her pew in church at New Haven during the sermon Samuel S. Beach, Chicago's oldest printer, is dead. He settled there iu 1838 and made a fortune out of his trade. George W. Childs, of the Philadelphia Ledger, whose income is $450,000 per annum, has 100, 000 trade dollars which he hopes the govern ment will redeem at par. Edith De Silver Allen, daughter of the late Frank De Silver, and wife of Vanderbilt Allen, a grandson of Commodore Vanderbilt, is suing her husband for limited divorce. She charges her husband with infidelity and snoring so she could not sleep. Foreign Flashes. The Swiss federal council has ordered the immediate execution of the order expelling four anarchists. A prince of the royal family of Annam has been convicted of promoting a massacre of Christians and has been hanged. Ross Raymond, a journalist who had a crook ed career in this country, is charged with swindling operations in France. The system of keeping Mary Anderson's name before the public still continues, much to the amusement of London society. Tho story is that Lord Coolidgehas made her an of fetof marriage and been refused. Numerous murders of Christians by Mos lems and of Moslems by Christians are reported from various parts of Crete. Officials have cut telegraph wires and are interrupting letters. Election riots are considered imminent It is officially stated that last year at Erms leber, a small town of Prussian-Saxony, 403 persons became suddenly ill, and sixty-six died fromstrichinias is. The disease was caused by eating raw pork, all of which came from one and the same hog. The Archduchess Marie Valeria, daughter of the Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, is affi anced to Archduke Francis, eldest Bon of the Archduke Charles Louis, brother of the emper or. Archduke Francis inherits an immense fortune from the late Duke of Modena. The Freeman's Journal of which E. Dwyer Gray, M. P., is editor, publishes an interview with ParnelL The house of lords, Parnell be lieves, will reject the new franchise bill The result will be a dissolution of parliament and an appeal to the country The government is dependent in committee of the whole upon the Irish vote for a majority vote. The raising of party carry seventy-five seats in parliament at the next general election. Candidates, he says, will be required to give a pledge that they will sit act and vote with the Irish party or resign. He thinks it is necessary to make provisions for eligible candidates who are poor-law guar dians. London Cable: The state of siege in Berlin is proving more than ever irksome to civilians in all ranks of life, who are "constantly sub- sibility police »ry owera Ger- accused of exercising their enlargedp with much unnecessary' harshness. The man newspapers daily publish instances of po lice brutality toward citizens, and the frequen cy of these reports has aroused a strong senti- tIJOOD Dll ment of ident of a railroad, cannot be ^president ^of a fonn&tion of a large and influential society at Berlin for the prosecution of offending officials and for the protection of civilians generally. „u„ DOIlll indignation. The result has been the Among the members and promoters of the new society are many men who are prominent in social and political circles, and some members General News Items. 8hepard& Babcock of Chicago has failed..• tr *. aii. North Maine woods have six feet of snow on a A New York servant threw a bunch of papei ]aTe). ^^^^e^^t^^rtingttwMheefom^ 99k than safe, butfee settings Were meHed %*°r' The old Testament revision is promised Sep tember 1. Colorado Oity,Tei., has an artesian well flow ing saltwater. Sergeant Mwon has. quit the show business and gone back to Betty and the baby. The taxable value of Missouri property for 1884 is put at $719,000,00u, an increase of #118, 000,000 since 1881. Broker* Dorr, in Pittsburg, representing Lmil Schank, New Yoflc, has failed for 820,00Q barrels of oil, 200,000 of which was Schank's and the balance .in Dorr's Qwn name. The failure created great excitement^ Roger M. Sherman of Ne^r York, has brought suit in the supreme court against his wife, Florence B. Sherman on the ground of aban donment Mrs. Sherman is the daughter of the late Gov. J. J. Bagley of Michigan. An organization called the Union Veterans is getting headway in New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey, whose objectis to get congress ti pass a bill giving every Union soldier a War rant for 160 acres of government land. A. Ii. LoVe, receiver df the National Park Improvement company,haS returned to Livings ton, Mont, from Mammoth Hot Springs. He was warned on the way by C. T. Hobert that he would be shot if he attempted to enter the ho tel, and did not make the venture. He stopped at the house of G. L. Henderson, and was there waited upon by a committee of five of the thir ty-five men who are holding the hotel, They told him they would allow no one but members of their fdrce td enter the biiilding Or come near it that they were sworn to stand by one iradther, and were resolved to hold the proper ty at all hazards until their claims against the company were paid. Crimes and Criminals. liosie Robinson was fatally shot in NeW York by Charles A. Still, a jealous lover. Both col bred. Prdf. Alexander Agassiz has spent dver, $350,000 on the Howard aquarium He is now in Naples, examining the aquarium there. Ottb NeWball, fifty-four years Old, insiiranca agent, was arrested in New York the 25th, on a dispatch from the oWef of police of Chicago, charged withobtg'* mqney under false pre tenses. One of the jurors who found William Berner guilty of manslaughter after he had confessed murdering W. H. Kirk, in Cincinnati, has been severely beaten, and another driven from his home, BO indignant are the people over the re sult of the trial. Theodore A Perry, alias "Little Al," con cerned in the robbery of the Missouri Pacific Express company's car on the night of Sept 27,1883, Was arrested in Boston. Loomis the express messenger, and Dennis Downer of Detroit have already been arrested. A man was found north of Bozeman on the railroad track with a bullet hole in the forehead, but not yet dead. A paper was found on his person reading, "Fred Schiplin, St. Cloud, Minn. Whoever finds this may know that I have found life too hard to bear." The man is still alive, but his identity is uncertain. It is evidently a case of suicide. At San Bernadino, Cal., William R. MacDon ald was hanged for tho murder of Maggie O'Brien, Jan. 30,1883. Next to the strangling of Delia Tilson by Wheeler in San Francisco, the crime committed by McDowell was the most atrocous in California. He seduced a young girl—Maggie O'Brien. Tiring of her he in duced his wife to entice the girl to a lonely spot, shot her, smashed her body with stones, and burned the corpse. In Roanoke county, near Salem, Va., Leslie Vavender,aged sixteen,attempted to rob a farm er named Alexander Owens. He shot Owens outside the house. The wife of Owens hear ing the shot, ran out to ascertain the cause, and the young desperado shot her. He then tried to murder Owens' mother, but she escaped and alarmed neighbors. Lavender fled and sought protection of Matt Bandy, a native, who refused to shield him. Lavender then stole a horse and escaped into Montgomery county, where he abandoned the animal. An unfriendly feeling has existed for some time between tho Rev. Father Honeman, of Winneconne, Wis., and a portion of his congre gation. He returned recently after an extend ed absence and occupied the pulpit After mass he began a tira le against three men. John McDonald, one of them, arose and resen ted the insult, whereupon the priest leaped over tha chaucel rail and rushed for McDon ald. The audience arose in confusion, women screamed, children cried, and acolytes threw off their robes and fled. A general panic ensued, during which several people were trampled upon. In the struggle the priest's robes were badly torn. The street was filled with people attracted by the affray. The case will be re ported to the bishop. The Minnesota Eiveti Mr. Nelson has presented to the house the resolution of tho St. Paul chamber of com mence relative to the head of navigation of the Minnesota river. It declares that the Minne sota river can be made navigable beyond the city of New Ulm and protests against any ac tion on the part of the government which shall assume the head of navigation of that river at the place and in any sense Which shall here after prevent the improvement of this water way. Flood on the Missouri. Bismarck's fears of a flood are in a fair way to be fully realized. The formation of anew ice gorge at Sibley island caused arise of water during Thursday night, the 26th, and the river Friday was within five feet of the highest point reached during the flood of 1881. The steamer Black Hills was struck by floating ice and sunk, causing a loss of $10,000. It is feared that the damage to river craft will be extensive. The Northern Pacific is submerged between Bis marck and Mandan, and travel from the West will be interrupted for several days. Postal Changes. —Postoffices established: Iowa—Villanova,Clinton county Yankee,Clay county. Minnesota, Aabye, Norman county Saint Anna, Stearns county. Name Changed—Dakota, Spaulding, Hamlin county, to Dempster. Iowa, Scranton Station, Green county, to Scranton City. Discontinued—Dakota: Dean, Hand county $ mail to Sweetland. Postmasters Commissioned—Lewis Whee lock, Owatonna, Minn. New Offices—Dalbo, Isanti county, Minn. Postmaster's new bonds accepted March 25— Minnesota: Bird Island, Renville county, Clarence L. Lorrainer Otisco, Waseca county, Adam Bishman. Northwestern Civil Servlde Examinations The United States civil service commission has decided to hold a series of examinations in Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska and Colo rado during May. These examinations will be for applicants desiring to obtain clerkships i"'-? %£v J*- 1 01 other positions in the government service a1 Washington. All applications for examination must be sent to the civil service commission in Washington, when blanks and full instructions will be sent all persons who apply. The exam inations will be neld at the capitals of the states named, and if necessary to accomodate appli cants, at one or more other places. They will be under the personal supervision of Prof. John M. Gregory, of the board of commission ers. The dates and places of all the examin ations will be announced at an early day. St. Paul Markets. Wheat, No. 1, 90c@93c No. 1, hard, cash, 98§c No. 2, hard, 94c No. 2, common, 84c seed wheat, #1.10@$1.22. Corn, No. 2, cash, 50@51c No. 3, 50c new mixed, 48a Oats, No. 2, mixed, 30@31c No. 3, 29c *No. 2, white, 33c No. 3, white, 32c rejected, 27c. Barley, No. 2, 65c No. 3, extra, 58c No. 3, 45a Rye, No. 2, 53c. Ground feed, $18.50@$19.00. Corn meal, coarse, $18.00 bolted, $24.00. Bran, sacked, $18.50 loose, $12.75. Hay, wild, bailed, $7.25@$7.50 timothy, $9.50@$10.00. Seeds, timothy, $1.35 clover, $6.25. Potatoes, 25a Milwaukee Markets. Wheat, No. 2,87Wc. Corn, No. 2, 55a Oats, No. 2, 32c white, a(5@37c. Rye, No. 1, 63%c. Barley, No. 2, 65@65Wa Port, $17.85. Lard, $9.30. Hams, 12@12%a Live hogs, $5.85(3 $6.85. Chicaffo Markets 7.85. Lard,cash $9.30@$9.35. Deaths of Voted People. Hon. Augustus Schell of New York died on the 27th. The family was grouped about the bedside when he expired. He had been suf fering for along time past from a complication of diseases. All hope of his recovery was given up on the 23d, when he seemed to be sinking rapidly. Mr. Schell was in tears at noon on the 26th. Four sightless girls had just finished a hymn at his bedside. They had come in re sponse to his dying wish. The touching way in which they had rendered the hymn seemed to affect deeply the lawyer, statesman and fin ancier nearrng his death, and he almost sobbed. The scene moved Mrs. Schell and the relatives present to tears. Mr. Schell thanked the young woman, and then feelingly bade them farewell and asked them to bid the other inmates of the New York Institute for the Blind, from which they came, "Good-bye." The unfortunate girls were overcome. Mr. Schell had for years taken a great interest in the inmates of the blind asylum Educating' Younff Indians. For several months past Bishop Marty, of the Catholic churches of Dakota, has been try ing to secure the establishment at Yankton, of a government school for training Indian boya A fine three-story brick building, built and used for a time for the Academy of the Sacred Heart, but which the Sisters of Mercy were not able to pay for, has passed into uie con trol of Bishop Marty. The possession of this building, tne nearness of Yankton to the Indian country, and Bishop Marty's long expe rience among Indians and his interest in their welfare, have brought about the success of the movement Last night forty Sioux Indian boys reached Yankton to become members of tins school, which will be similar to the Indian schools at .Hampton and-Carlisle, and is the only one of the kind weat of the Alleghanies. Yankton public schools are considered the best in the territory. The Academy of the Sacred Heart is a good, school for Catholics. Yankton college, established by Congregational churches of Dakota, is now in its second year, witt* seven teaciheta and 100 studenta The ad dition of -the new -school will serve to nutke Yanktoft the educational «eater of Dakota^ ^4*®^ 8 CMMOMl PROCEEDINGS. Senator Cameron, from the commii.to3 on In dian affairs, reported favorably the bill pro viding for tne allotment of lands in severalty to the La Pointe band of Chippewa Indians in Wis consin The bill provides that— The president of the United States may as sign to each head of a family, or single person over twenty-one years of age, belonging TO that sub-division of the Chippewas, of which Buf falo was chief, eighty acres within the lands re served as addition to the Red Cliff Indian reser vation provided that such person has not re ceived land under the provision of any article of thetroaty. A bill has passed tho senate increasing the places with their relatives. During the debate on the anti-nepotism clause, Senator Ingalls feare Borne of his colleagues a severe rap wliou ne declared that it was highly improper and in delicate for government officials to appoint their relatives to office. Some senators nave all of the available members of their families on the government rolls. The President sent to the Senate on Tuesday the following nominations: David J. Brewer, Kansas, United States circuit judge ot' the Eight judicial circuit: Julius C. Burrows, Michigan, solicitor of the treasury Col. David C. Stanley, Twenty-second infantry, brigadier general Chauncey B. Sabin, district judge ol the Eastern district of Texas Asa E. Strattou, Jr., attorney of the United States, AVyomiiig William A. Saylor, collector of customs, district of Paso del Norte James O. Luby, collector of customs, district of Brazo de Santiago, Texas. A joint rosolution giving tli9 Mississippi riv er flood sufferers $125,000 df the unexpended balance of tho appropriate for the victims df the Ohio flood was adopted by both houses. The following nominations were sent to the senate: Aaron A Sirgeaut, envoy ext inordin ary- and minister pleaipatentiary to ermany, to ba envoy extraordinary and rriinist er pleni potentiary to Russia, vice William H. Hunt de ceased Robert T. Clayton, Georgia, consul to the United States, Para. Tho Sjnate in executive riession made the following confirmations: Aaron A. Sargent, envoy extraordinary and minister plenip oten tiary to Russia William M. Bun, Philadelphia^ governor of Idaho Summar Howard, Michigan chief justice of tho suprom 3 court of Arizona) William A. Saylor, Texas, collector of customs district of El Paso del Norta, Texas and New Mexico Elliot S. N. Mjrgia, Chevenn e, sec rotary of Wyoming Lieut. CoL Thomas S. Casey, coloael of tho corps of engineers Lieut CoL John G. Parke, colonel of the corps of ongineers, Sixth regi ment cavalry, Sesond Liout. Robert D. Read, Jr., to bo iirst lieutenant. Postmasters—Hen ry S. French, Northfield, Minn. John W. Jones, Cheyenne, Wyo. Tho senate passed the bill allotting lands iu severalty to the Indians on various reservations and extaadad the protection of state and terri torial laws over Indians. A bill passed the senate paying ten claims for depredations committed by Ute Indians among the claimants being Mrs. Meeker and her daughter,* the latter now deceased. The whisky bond bill was overwhelmingly de feated in the house by a vote of 84 to 185. The vote was a surprise to eveiy one. That the bill would be defeated was a foregone conclusion, but no one imagined that the adverse majority would be a hundred or more. Fully half the democrats voted against it, as did nearly all of the republicans. An analysis of the vote snows that tho North ern States that furnished the votes for the bi.l wore California, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin, with an occasional 0110 from Pennsylvania, Massa chusetts and Connecticut The only Southern States that supported the bill with any strength were Louisiana and Kentucky. The greatest opposition, both in tho discussion and tne vote, it was very noticcable, came from the South, except in the states named. This was largely duo to the fact that in most of the Southern states there is a strong temperance sentiment. The $70,000 of tax on the bonded whiskey has got to be paid. Some of it has already matured, and it is estimated that $20,000,000 more will become due between now and the 1st of June. The large lobby here are very despondent over their defeat, and are predicting financial disas ter to many dealers and embarrassment to banks which have lost money on immense stores of Whisky. Whether their fears will be realized remains to be seen. It is in fact that a large number of national banks were among the most persistent in urging the passage of the bill. The joint resolution proposing amendmen to the constitution to extend the right of suf frage to women reported favorably to the sen ate from the committee on woman suffrage by Senator Palmer, provides that the legislatures of the several states be asked to ratify the fol lowing article, which it proposes as an amend ment to the constitution as article XVI: Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any sex on account of sex. Sec. 2. Congress Bhall have power to appro priate legislation td enforce the provisions of this article. Mr. ISelson presented to the house tho reso lution of the St. Paul chamber of commerco relative to the head of navigation of the Minn esota river. It declares that the Minnesota river can be made navigable beyond the city of New Ulm and protests against any action on the part of the government which shall as sume the head of nafigation of that river at the place and in any sense wliich shall hereaf ter prevent the improvemnnt of this waterway. In the senate a resolution was offered by Mr. Van Wyck, and, after a verbal amendment by Mr. Garland, agreed to, as follows: Resolved, That the secrtary of the interior be directed to furnish the senate copies of the correspondence between the departments of justice and the in terior as to the present efficacy of the statute of March ol, 1807, empowering the president to direct marshals and employ such military force as may bo necessary to remove ccrtain persons and obstructions from the public domain. In the Senate debate on the education bill, Senator George, of Mississippi said he had once believed a state had a right to secede from the Union. He believed now that the right then ex isted, but it had been irrevocably lost—lost amid the clang of arms and the horrors of war. He had once denied that the federal govern ment was judge of its own power yet that had been firmly established. Those opinions, said Mr. George, '"I have surrendered, however, unwillingly. I will not feed on the dry husks and emasculated remains of constitutional theories which, however res pectable they may have been, now 110 longer control or influence the government or destin ies of this great nation. We'live in the present We are actors in the present. Wo must meet the demands of the present The world moves, and we must move with it I will not pass my life in dreamy contemplations of the Deauties and excellence of absolute theories, now mere abstractions, and in picturing the benefits and glories which might have come from their ob servances. It is enough to know that they are no longer potent for tli6 good or evil of this Union, and while I may shed a tear over their tomb, I will not spend my life in ministering at altars which have been erected to them." The case of Minister Sargent was brought into the house by Congressman Finerty, who introduced a resolution extending the thanks of congress and the public to Minister Sargent for the able manner which he has represent ed the interests of the American people at Berlin, and expressing regret at his retire ment This is a very unusual act, but con gress will pass the resolution, and there will be a debate upon it that will warm the ears of Secretary Frelinghnysen. The res olution was referred to the committee on for eign affairs, but before it is acted upon congress will undoubtedly call upon the secretary of state for the correspondence between Sargent and himself relative to the transfer to St. Pe tersburg. The President of the Senate has laid before the senate a communication from the attorney general stating that there had been neither neglect nor refusal to furnish information con cerning the star route attorneys, but his force was too small to supply promptly voluminous papers called for by tne senate. He repeats his former request for an increase of clerical force. A bill was reported favorably provid ing for the erection of public buildings at Portland, Or. Senator Miller (N. Y.) reported favorably tho bill to provide for the establishment of a forest reservation at the headwaters of tho Missouri river, and at the headwaters of Clark's Fork of the Columbia river. Early in the session an effort was made by Mr. Beach of New York, chairman of the com mittee on public health, to have the house or der an investigation by his committee of tho subject of adulterated food. The resolution was an attack upon the oleomargarine facto ries in New York, and was yigorously opposed by S. S. Cox. Mr. Cox thought the investigation was entire ly outside the province of congress, and that it was just as proper to investigate and find out just how much sand there was in the sugar we eat, which in fact, would more properly come within the jurisdiction of the proposed inves tigation It was something congress had no authority over, and was wholly a local matter. The resolution was recommitted to the com mittee. In the house Mr. Beach, from committee on public health, reported back a resolution di recting the committee to investigate the ques tion of the adulteration of food and drags. He said he did not think the investigation was within the province of congress, but the ques tion of adulteration of food and drink should be regulated by the states. Gen. Slocum will have charge of the Fitz John Porter bill in the house. The only dif ficulty expected is that Bome of its opponents will make the objection that the preamble is not pertinent to the bill. The fact that the bill had to go back to the houae is due to blun dering on the part of the honse managers. In stead of selecting the bill which paBsedthe senate last year, which provided adequate safeguard against back pay, and which would be certain to pass the senate this year, the honse managers adopted a different phraseolo gy, which, in the opinion of the best lawyers in these nate, did allow back pay. Yet it was not Gen. Porter's desire to have his case com plicated with Buch a question. Western and Northwestern members, who have a great deal of local legislation pending in congress, are very much annoyed with the way in which business is done. The character of the rules and the condition of the calendars are such that it is next to impossible to transact local business. Miss Lucy Tan, employed in the Elgin watch factory, has become insane through persecu ions. Repeatedly her seat cushion was satur ated with assafetida until the nuisance became unbearable. Finally stories derogatory to her character were told. This persecution so wer riad Jwr that bw vatatA became j$apairf£ MlTESOTl JEWS SOTES. A son was born tW Mr. and Mrs. George Selman of ularissa, which weighed just, twenty ounces at lirth, and when two weeks old just turned the scales at two pounds. At the late payment of the Mille Lacs Indians, one chief drew his annuity for the whole family and returned. to his quarters. Presently he returned to the agent with the information that he had just had an increase of family, and the pappoose was duly entered on the roll and the annuity paid. Sheriff Quinn of Benton coilnty, has arrested George tiaughton for Stealing timber off of school and railroad lands in Benton county, and took hinri to in terview Judge Collins. Josiah Laugh ton and his son Joseph were both ar rested in the county named. An indict ment is out for the arrest of Albert, but according to last accounts he had pd far succeeded in eluding two sheriffs who were after him. Mr Abbott of Hector has made an assignment. Liabilities, $5,000 assets about the same Cloykendail Bros* of Minneapolis are the principal creditors, having a claim of $2,400. The Southern Minnesota Poultry and Pet Stock association has decided to de lay its proposed incorporation until later in the spring. A company is about being formed in East St. Cloud for the purpose Of build ing a large saw mill with a capacity of 100,000 feet per day. It is proposed to convey the power by wire cable three fourths of a mile from the dam at Sauk Bapids to a point at the foot of Maple island, where the mill is to be brnlt^ The stock growers of St. Peter and vicinity have made arrangements for a monthly horse market at that place, commencing on Wednesday, May 7, and to be held on the first Wednesday of each month thereafter. At the commencement of the present term of court there were four suits against the city of Waseca, brought for injuries sustained by parties passing along sidswalks, the amounts claimed aggregating $42,000. The United States timber thieves who were arrested on the Red river between Drayton and St. Andrus, on Thursday, and who were placed in the county jail Saturday night, are O. H. Moe, Carl J. Johnson, S. A. Olson, Thomas Mc Lain, Patrick Maloy, Edward Flaherty, William Linkie and John Linkie. The men all claim to be farmers, and say that they cut very little wood and did it to prevent being frozen. They say they are in very hard case, their crops having failed last year. During the year ended March 1 Minn eapolis had 3,879 arrests, 3,214 being of males and 635 of females. The first annual meeting of the Min nesota State Bar association will be held at the capitol in St. Paul, April 1, at 4 p. m. Thomas Wilson of Winona will deliver an address, and reports are expected from the committees on legal history and biography (Isaac Atwater, Henry J. Horn and M. S. Wilkenson), on juris prudence and law reform (Eu gene M. Wilson, W. P. Murray, John W. Arctander, W. H. Yale and J. N. Searle). In the evening a banquet will be provided. A meeting of the com mittee on admission will be held on or before next Wednesday, and all who desire to join the association are request ed to forward their names to the secre tary at once. Ex-Secretary and Mrs. Windom are now in Italy, intending to tour there for six weeks. They spent most of the winter where their little daughters are at school. They have not changed their original intention of returning home early this summer, probably by June. In the burning of the Minneapolis & St. Louis transfer house John Dooley perished. The Minneapolis fair will come off as usual this year. Maj. King has vindicated himself from the slanders of several young Leech Lake Indians. J. J. McKullock, saloonkeeper at Fergus Falls, recently made an assign ment to B. F. Lounsbery for the benefit of his creditors. Liabilities and assets not known, but supposed to be about $10,000. George A. Freudenreich of Alexan dria, is in Washington, en route for Russia. He has been four years in that country, representing the McCor mick Harvesting Machine company of Chicago. His headquarters are in Odessa. He has been in this country on a brief visit to his home. His father, Baron Freudenreich, was among the early settlers in Minnesota. New York papers print telegrams from St. Paul alleging that John Doug lass, one of the Yellowstone Park Im provement company, accuses Rufus Hatch of treachery and deceit in secur ing the appointment of a receiver. Mr. Hatch, when interviewed concerning the matter, said he did not care to talk upon the subject. "The courts had charge of the affair, and would protect his interests from the sharks." The cur rent understanding is that Hatch has a majority of the non-forfeited stock, and will have things his own way. Sitting Bull visited the St. Paul en gine houses and the boys astonished the old savage. The chief could not take in all the situation at one time and viewed the horses getting to place, the swinging harness, and the men sliding down the pole with huge delight, giving vent to a number of "hows." The hitching process was repeated for their benefit, and their eyes concentrated upon the sliding poles, which they ^eemed to regard with the greatest in terest, One Bull saying, "Look man on iron." The chief's horse, which was unattended but went to its place ready for hitching, also delighted them. The nook and ladder truck was then runout and the fireman put on top of O'Leary's packing house. The last visit was to ithe fire alarm room, where they were .allowed to pull a box'prepared for them and see the blows come in on the gong and repeater and examine the internal working of the boxes, and also the bat tery room where the subtle agent is prepared. Sitting Bull in reply to a question as to what he liked best, said: "All of it, like everything." The Indi ans went to church dutifully in the morning and were pestered by sight seers, as usual, throughout the day and evening. The house of Mr. Rolfe, near Pine City, bumed, the inmates seeking refuge from the terrible blizzard in the smoke house, where they nearly perished. The Grand hotel difficulty at Fergus Falls has been settled by the purchase of Chamberlin & Co.'s interest. This includes the settlement of all claims up on a satisfactory basis. The continued running of the hotel is regarded as an assured fact. Hon. J. A. Lepnard of Rochester, writes that he will soon leave Leith, Scotland, to assume his duties as United States consul in Calcutta. His family 1 were intending to return to this country in the spring, but have decided to spend ,the summer traveling in Europe instead. Daniel Banks and family, residents of Winona for twenty-seven years, have taken their departure for Portland,Ore., to make it their home. The jail of Pine City, Pine county, was burned Sunday morning be tween 12 and 4 o'clock. Two men, sup posed to have come from 'Murray's camp, had just b&n arrested and placed La the jail and are supposed to have been burned, as they are missing abd were in tl*e tnplding at the tune of the fire.' It is supposed that the men being drunk one of them struck a match and| accidentally set the building on fire. On March 5, in response to a request of Qov. Ilusk of Wisconsin, Gov. Hub bard issued.a requisition for the arrest of Jack Dunkly, charged with arson committed on May 19, 1883, in Polk connty, Wis! .George W, Booth, mar shal of Taylor's Falls, to whom the warrant was issued, has made his return to the governor, having arrested Dunk ly on March 20, and delivered him at the state line td John Brokaw, the Wis consin agent. F. H. .Pratt, an old resident of St. Paul and a Knight Templar, died at his residence bn Marshal avenue, Tuesday, the 25th, after an illness of a week. Deceased came to St. Paul from Rush City and engaged in the wood and coal business, being a partner in the firm of F. H. Pratt & Son at the time of his death. Secretary Hart, of the board of cor rection arid charities, has returned from a conference with the authorities of Todd and Marshall counties. They proposed to erect poorhouses, but as the counties are small and find it com paratively difficult to raise funds, upon the advice of the secretary they will probably give up the idea. Walter Mann has resigned his posi tion as president of the National Ger man-American bank in St. Paul, and Gustav Willius was chosen to succeed him. Joseph Lockey, formerly assist ant cashier, was promoted to the cash iership, vice Mr. Willius made presi dent. John Drechler of Elizabeth, charged with cutting timber on government land, was discharged, the land being found to belong to him. A large pipe-organ for the Congrega tional church at Northfield has arrived, and will be placed in position at once. The elevator capacity of Duluth is to be materially increased. At present there are three elevators. Two others are now in the course of erection. These will be completed in ample time for the storage of neyt season's crops. Among other improvements are the dock now building on the Wisconsin side by the St. Paul & Pacific Coal company, and the docks and warehouse of the North ern Pacific Elevator company on Minne sota point. When all the elevators un der way are completed the storage ca pacity will reach 5,000,000 bushels. It is now about 2,700,000 bushels. Officer John Casey, who has been on the police force of St. Paul since April 10, 1869, died Friday morning at St. Joseph's hospital from a rupture of a blood vessel in the brain. Casey has been sick for some time, and his death has been expected. He leaves one son who is in business in St. Paul. Nicolas Galles, a former resident of New Ulm, is now one of the principal members of the New Mexico legislature and receives his mail as "Hon. N. Galles" with becoming dignity. Arrangements have been completed to introduce the fire alarm system into Faribault. There will be four boxes, one being located so as to accommodate the public and educational buildings oh the west of the city. Considerable trouble has been caused by the depredations of wheat thieves in Clay county for the past winter and the evil has become so great that the com missioners passed a resolution offering a reward of $500 for the arrest and con viction ot the thieves. Capt. Frank H. Pratt, whose death occurred at St, Paul on the 15th, was a Minnesotian of many years' standing, and was well known throughout the state, both on account of his pxtblic ser vices and his business connections. He was a native of the state of Maine, whither he came to St. Paul in 1854 with his father, Henry B. Pratt, who became connected with the Minnesotian as one of its editors and proprietors. J. C. White of Chartfield youngest son of Hon. Milto White, was injured severely by a fall into the cellar. He is recovering, and no serious results are now apprehended by the family phy sician. An artificial lake is to be excavated by Frank Reims in New Prague, at a cost of $13,0000. It will be stocked with fish. The work will begin with a sterm dredge as soon as the frost is out of the ground. Thomas Eagan, a brick-layer, was found dead in St. Paul. Mrs. Bessie Gilfillan, wife of Hon. J. B. Gilfillan, of Minneapolis, died on the 20th. Just beforo the cyclone of last year an indebtedness of $1,500 resting upon the parsonage of the M. E. Church at Roch ester, was lifted, leaving the society free of debt. Almost immediately came the storm of Aug. 2, which wrecked the church edifice. The work of recon struction was at once entered upon, and by dint of the most strenuous exertions the new building, costing some $13,000, was erected, but the society was left $2, 600 in debt. Last Sabbath, after the morning sermon by Bishop Foss, the at tempt was made to raise at least apart of this debt, when, to the surprise of all, in a few minutes $2,700 was subscribed, and the church was dedicated free of any incumbrance. It is one of the handsom est churches in the state. The examination of William Morin at Albert Lea, on a charge of altering a tax certificate, terminated, after a con test of twenty-four hours duration, in the discharge of the defendant, on the ground that the evidence did not show beyond a doubt that he altered the cer tificates. The defense was that the al terations were made by S. Batclielder, now dead. The complaining witness has made a proposition to the effect that if the defendant's couusel will sign a statement that he believes Mr. Batch elder made the alterations, he will con clude that he may hpve been mistaker when he swore that Mr. Morin did it. Mr. Morin was not sworn as a witness for the defense. President Hill, of the Matitoba rail road, has shipped to Marcus Johnson of Atwater, Kandiyohi county, a magnifi cent specimen of the Shorthorn breed of bulls. This is the commencement of the distribution of highly bred cattle President Hill intends making among the farmers of the Northwest. During the month of February there were but ten failures in Minnesota, with actual assets of $89,400, and liabilities of $126,000. In Dakota during Febru ary there were but nine failures repor ted actual assets, $45,000 liabilities, $51,000. Episcopal Visitations. Rt. Rev. H. B. Whipple has issued a circular giving the following date for his visits to the various parishes of the diocese for holding service and con firmation: Owatonna. Thursday, April 24, at 7:20 p. m. Northfield, Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p. m. Hastings, Mon day, May 5, at 7:30 p. m. Red Wing, Tuesday, May 6, at 7:0 p. m. Fron tenace, Wednesday, May 7, at 7:30 p. m. Lake City, Thursday, May 8, at 7:30 p. m. Wabasha, Friday, May 9, at 7:30 p. m.: Faribault, Sunday, May 11, at 10:30 a. m. Morristown, Sunday, May 11, at 2 p.m. Mankato, Wednes day,May 28, at 7:30 p. m. St. Peter Friday, May 30, at 7:30 p. m. Cordojj», Saturday, May 31,10:30 a. m. Fari bault, Whit Sunday, June 1,10:30 a.m. REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION. ST. PATH* Jfaxoh 28 1884. A Republican Statq Convention will be held on Thursday, the 1st Day of May, 18S4, in the city of St. Paul, at 12 o'clock noon, for tho choice of four delegates at l&rge, &Bd four alter nates, to the' National Republican Convention, and for tlie selection of two delegates.-and alter nates from each Congressional District, in tho method provided by the Republican National Committee, where such district delegates and alternates shall not have been chosen previous to the meeting of the State Convention and also for the nomination of seven Republican Presi dential Electors, and such other business as may properly come before the Convention. The various Congressional Districts have the option of electing two delegates and two alter nates to the National Conventions at separate popular delegate conventions, called on not lesa than twenty days' published noticej and held at any time within the fifteen days next prior to the meeting of the State Convention. All citizens are invited to co-operate in the election of delegates who favor the elevating and dignifying of American labor, protecting and ex tending home industries, without discrimination |n favor of any class or interest, giving free pop ular education to the masses of the people, se curing free suffrage and an honest counting of the ballots, and effectually protecting all human right# in every sectior of our common country, and who are willing to snpport the nominees of the National Republican Convention. The representation, as per schedule hereunto Annexed, is based upon the average Republican Vote for State officers at the last general elec tion, in the ratio of one delegate for every four hundred votes or the major fraction thereof. R. N. MCLAREN, Chairman MASK D. FLOWEB, Secretary SCHEDULE OF EEPEKSEHTAHON. Average. Dele Counties— TotaL Average. gated. Aitkin 596 97 1 Anoka. 5,219 869 Becker. 6,665 1,110 Benton 1,679 279 2 Big Stone 3,267 544 2 Blue Earth 12,149 2,024 6 Brown 5,242 873 3 Carlton 3,630 603 V. 3 S 3 V. 3 S Carver 5,513 918 3 Cass 1,379 229 2 Chippewa 5,024 837 3 1,094 4 650 3 102 17 1 CottonwOod 2,746 457 2 Crow Wing ,301 1,050 4 1,294 4 Dodge 6.945 1,157 4 Douglas 6,368 1,061 4 Faribault 7.247 1,207 4 Fillmore 12,2 il 2,040 6 Freeborn 9,835 1,639 5 Goodhue 17,703 2,950 8 Grant 4,077 679 2 Hennepin 3,7S5 5,130 14 Houston 6,373 1,062 4 Hubbard 721 120 1 Isanti 3,103 527 2 Itasca 1,283 213 3,601 600 2 962 160 1 1,548 5 Kittson 3,658 609 3 Lac qui Parle 4,471 745 3 367 61 1 5.970 995 3 2,703 450 2 612 3 McLeod 4,667 777 3 Marshall 4,185 697 3 4,225 704 3 Meeker 7,270 1,211 4 Mille Lacs 1,461 243 Morrison 3,205 534 2 Mower 8,282 1,380 4 Murray 2,593 432 2 Nicollet 5,595 932 3 Nobles 3,374 562 2 Norman 4,692 782 3 Olmsted 9,604 1,600 5 Otter Tail 14,999 2,499 7 Pine 883 147 1 Pipe Stone 2,019 338 2 8,383 1,397 4 Pope 4,674 779 3 Ramsey 27,553 4,592 12 Redwood 4,917 819 3 Renville ...... 4,369 72S 3 Rice 12,256 2,042 6 Rock 2,081 346 2 St. Louis 3,343 557 2 Scott 2,747 457 2 Sherburne 1,136 189 1 Sibley 4,005 6(7 3 Stearns 6,825 1,137 4 Steele .. 7,299 1,216 4 Stevens 3.423 570 2 Swift 4,657 776 3 Todd 5,736 95 3 478 Wabasha 7,083 1,180 4 Wadena 2,930 488 2 Waseca 7,125 1,187 4 Washington 12,424 2,070 6 Watonwan 3,114 519 2 Wilkin. 2.089 348 2 1,637 5 Wright 12,105 2,017 6 Yellow Medicine.. 5,172 862 3 THURSDAY, MAY THE FXBST. Such is the Date for the Republican State Convention Decided upon by the State Central Committee. THE CENTEAL COMMITTEE. Promptly at 2 o'clock last Friday at St. Paul the Itepublican state central committee as sembled in the ladies' parlor of tho Merchants and was called to order by Gen. M. D. Flower, secretary, in the absence of Gea. 11. N. McLaren, who was detained at Washington. Prior to as sembling the members of the committee greeted each other and friends and acquaintance in large numberf, in the corridors of the Merchants, and the action taken later was pretty well understood before the regular assemblage. The following gentlemen constituted the com mittee M. D. Flower, St. Paul, with proxy from R. N. McLaren A. K. Fineeth, Kenyon E. S. Corser, Minneapolis E. S. Warner, proxy for William Thomas, Mankato Parker's Prairie: John G. Nelson,. T. IX Strait, proxy for D. S. How, ShakojK!(-: D. Sinclair, proxy for Thomas Simpson, inona Hobert Tavlor, Kasson W. P. Dunnington, proxy for "\V. F. Dickinson, Redwood Falls C. H. Conkev, Preston H. C. Kendall, Duluth Z. 15. Clarke, Benson, proxy for John P. Arnott, Canby. Z. 15. Clarke was chosen to •preside, and Secretary Flower dis tributed printed copies of the call of the na tional Republican committee. After Chairman Clarke had stated that the committee was called together to fix upon a date for a stato convention, D. Flower moved that the committee decide upon Mich time, stating that the convention would elect four delegates at large and four alternates to the national con vention in Chicago, June 8 would also nomin-' ate an electoral ticket of seven, and would choose district delegates, if separate eonvon tions had not already done so. He further ex-! plained the time limit, as set forth in the call ot the national committee, and stated that it had been agreed upon as desirable to give the district committees ail the time possible,and al so to fix a date in the middle of the week, so that delegates from a distance could come and go without Sunday interfering. The commit tee did not dissent from these views, and on motion of Mr. Flower, seconded by Mr. Conkey, Thursday, the first day of May, was selected, as meeting all the conditions. THE CALL BEAD. Secretary Flower then submitted the follow ing call, prepared by himself and modeled af ter calls similar coniimittes in New York, Mas aclmsetts and other states: A Republican state convention will be held on Thursday, the 1st day of May,lN84, in the city of St. Paul, at 12 o'clock noon, for the choice of four delegates at large and four alternates from each congregessional district, in the method provided ny the Itepublican national committee, where such district delegates and alternates shall not have been chosen previous to the( meeting of the state convention and also foij the nomination of seven presidential electors,] and such other business as may properly come before tho convention. The various congressional districts have the option of electing two delegates and two alternates to the national convention at separate popular delegate conventions called on not less than twenty days' published notice, and held at any time within the fifteen days next prior to the meeting of the state convention.1 All citizens are invited to co-operate in thej election of delegates who favor the elevating and dignifying of American labor, protecting and extending home industries without discrim ination in favor of any class or interest, giving free, popular education to the masses of the people, securing free suffrage and an honest counting of tho ballots, and effectually protect ing all humane rights in every section of our country, and who are willing to support the nominees of the national republican conven tion. The representation is based upon the average republican vote for state officers of the last general election. THE BASIS BY VOTES. Next came the question of delegates as per number of votes cast. After some discussion and inquiry as to precedent, it was decided to give one delegate at large from each of the sev-l enty-nine counties and the others to be on a' basis of one from every 400 votes (fixed by the average on state officers—which amounted to 77,410) and major fraction thereof. The one from each country is given to secure a repre sentative from every county iu the state. Without this provision some of the counties would not reiih the major fraction of 400. This being settled by unanimous vote, the sec retary was instructed to issue the call, the del- reaching Minimum Mortality. The following table taken from the last United States census-reports, shows the proportion of deaths to population in the States and Countries named, from which it clearly appears that there is no more healthful climate in the world than that of Minnesota: Minnesota 1 in 137 Great Britan and Ireland. 1 in 46 Sweden. 1 in 50 Switzerland. 1 in 41 Wisconsin 1 in 108 Texas 1 in 46 Iowa. 1 in 'J8 Germany. 1 in 87 Norway. lin 56 Denmark 1 in 46 France 1 in 41 Holland. lin 39 Pennsylvania 1 in 96 Missouri 1 in 51 and all of the United States 1 in 74 James J. Green, editor of the Le Sueur Sentinel, was horsewhipped on Main street Saturday by Mrs. H. R. Wood, for circulating stories defamato ry to her character. The lady met Green on the street at noon, confronted Tiirn with a cowhide, and is said to have Shumway Chapel, June 1, at 3 p. m. whipped him very gracefully, keeping Norwegian Chapel, June 1, at 7:30 p. control of her temper during the whole m. Kasson, Thursday, June 2, at 2 p. tune. m. Rochester, June 5, at 7:30 p. m. ——1 *——r— Pine Island, Friday, June 6, at 2 p. Mrs. Sherwood E. Stratton, mother of the ®. Z»mbroU,Pri4y,*»» 6, *7:30 jf^S^^SS^SSS^ T" 1 1