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A. H. BEREMAN, Publisher.
W ADEKA, MINNESOTA
Daring the three month's ended
March 31 the number of persons of Brit
ish origin -who left the united kingdom
for places out of Europe was 45,4921
which, as compared with the three cor
responding months of 1883, shows a de
crease of 7,508.
Members of Congress are anxious to
get home to look after their own fences.
There are very few of them who will de
cline a renomination. All complain
of-arduous duties and small pay but
they are willing* to endure these things
—for the good of the country—perhaps.
It is reported that Dominion minis
ters are going to England to borrow
$30,000,000. The present financial
condition of Canada is exciting sone
concern, its public debt being increased
to an alarming extent.
It is reported that the Dominion
government has shipped a large quan*
tity of ammunition to Manitoba, for use
in case of trouble arising out of the
present complications. There does not
seem to be much danger of armed con
flict at present. The "mother country"
holds a pretty firm, though exceedingly
gentle hand over her colonies, and will
only tolerate a certain degree of intes
tine commotion.
Senator Anthony of Rhode Island,
has returned home and probably will
never returnfeo Washington. TTiw brain
has given way at last and the time id
near when his late associates in the sen
ate will be called to pronounce eulogies
upon his life and public services, but it
is safe to say that none will compare in
felicitous expression with his own pro
ductions in that line. He has been a
prominent figure in public affairs fot
twenty-five years, covering the most
important and stirring epoch in thf
country's history.
The revival of pugilism in this coun
try has been too obvious to escape the
notice of anybody who takes interest in
current events. Nearly every day we
read of prize fights, thinly disguised as
boxing matches, where two brutes stand
up and thump each other till one is
"knocked out" and is dragged off, bleed
ing, swollen and half dead. No more
vicious or degraded sport can be im
agined. It lacks even the dignity of the
gladiatorial combats or of an honest
bull-fight, and should be forbidden as
hurtful in the highest degree to the in
terests of civilized society.
The case of William McHugh, late
ly hanged at Cincinnati for the murder
of his wile, demonstrates the necessity
of reform in the criminal laws particu
larly in the matter of granting new tri
als. In McHugh's case there never has
been the slightest doubt of his guilt.
That was clear and clearly proved. Yet
the higher courts did all they could to
prevent his being punished for his.
crime by granting him two new trials on
technicalities,- so that it required three
convictions and the unanimous verdict
of 36 jurors to finally secure his pun
ishment. In every case the supreme
court granted new trials upon pure'
technicalities, mere cobwebs, and it was
Qot until after the Cincinnati riot that
a writ of error was refused, or he would
have had a fourth trial.
A late publication shows that the total
number of patents granted by the United
States that period aggregate nearly 300,
D00. Of these exclusive privileges 10,204
were for metal working-machines of va
rious kinds. The people who desire to
keep warm can take their choice of 8,238
stoves and furnaces. There have been
3,505 patents relating to railway cars
and 3,504 improvements to the railways
themselves. The boots and shoes we
wear have given occasion for 5,060 pa
tients the evolution of the modern plow
has required 6,686 exclusive rights and
the modern harvester 6,606 5,111 al
leged improvements have been made in
steam engines and 5,254 in lamps and
gas fixtures, which probably explains to
a great extent why gas bills are so high
The ladies can take their choice from
969 different kinds of corsets, sleep on
2,453 different .kinds of beds and sit on
1,580 patented chairs. This list covers
only a small portion of the articles pat
ented, but it gives a general idea of the
fertility of the Yankee mind in the
matter of making improvements in every
conceivable utensil, machine, thing oi
use or ornament.
The Chicago Journal scouts the idea
that India is to produce at a low price
a sufficient abundance of wheat to sup
ply the demand in Europe, and to de
stroy the European market for Ameri
can wheat, except at a price which
would be ruinous to the American
wheat-producer. The Journal says thai
the farmers of Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa,
Minnesota and Dakota, and of the far
Saskatchewan Yalley, may smile in de
rision at the efforts of the half-naked,
and ill-fed natives of India, in the best
of times to become serious rivals in pro
ducing the staple crop which requires
intelligence, industry and capital for its
successful cultivation. That a low caste
and yellow native of India can be com
pete with a western farmer in the pro
duction of wheat is impossible. There
has been hardly enough, or. no more
than enough, food raised in India dur
ing the Mtet 3,000 years to feed the peo
ple, to say nothing of raising enough to
feed Europe. The productive capacity
of the country has reached its limit and
cannot be increased.
A year or two ago Prince Bismarck
promulgated an imperial rescript, in
forming the Beichstag, the popular
body of the Empire, and the people,
that all true political power came from
the Crown, and that their powers were
really nothing more than advisory. Not
a few individuals predicted a revolution.
But did not come. Emboldened by
apparent submission or indifference
Bismarck now wants a new Constitu
tion which will give the throne a per
manent military budget, and impose a
test oath which will exclude socialists
and the reactionary representatives
generally from the Beichstag. If the
Beichstag does not obediently furnish
the required instrument, a congress of
the German princes will be called to
supply it. The denial of representa
tion involved in these changes, and the
removal from the representative body
of any control over the military sup
plies, it would seem, ought to be suf
ficient to bring on arevolution if any
thing would. The. people more idow
but predictions are now freely made if
the latter scheme is carried 6ut the re
sult will be a popular up raring.
NEWS OF ppg WSEE
Wellington *«w* $
E. V. Sq^lley sagrp that the senate wffl not
pass any oifihe house Kiiig restoring to the gof-v
eminent the lapsed railroad grants.
Connolly, the Illinois lawyer who was of
J®*®® *he place, earns 92,000 a year more than
the salary of the controller of the currency.
The house committee on library has report
ed favorably a bill to erect a monument to
Mary, the mother of Washington, at her old
home in Westmoreland county, Virginia.
Representative White of Minnesota presented
to the house a petition of Gregory & Go., whole
sale crockery and glass dealers, for the reten
tion of the duties on crockery and glassware
The estimate sent to congress by the secre
tary of the interior for an additional clerical
force in the pension office, is made in anticipa
tion of the passage of the lawB by congress
which will entail additional work.
At the requ^it of Mr. Strait, the pension
cases of John G. Record and St Thomas Van
Ettan were submitted to the board of review
in the interior department, and the case of
Capt M. Aspinwall has been passed to the
certificate division.
The house committee on Indian affairs visit
ed the Indian school at Carlisle, Pa. Mr. Nel
son of Minnesota, a member of the committee
was one of the party. Several invited guests,
among whom were Bepresentative Wakefield,
accompanied the committee.
Postoffices established: Iowa—Lesan, Ring
gold county. Dakota—Turner, Turner county
Postmasters commissioned—Edward A. Bur
dick, Edgerton, Wis. Charles O. Dow, Portage.
Wis. John W. Colby, Gould, Neb. Isaac Ha
worth. Union Ridge, Neb. Mary P. Reed, Ho
mer, Wis. George F. Purdum, Purdnm, Neb.
The transfer of the German minister at
Washington causes a good deal of feeling
among Germans in that city. They say this is
Bismarck's way of resenting the Lasker griev
ance. The fact is, said Mr. Myer. editor of
the New York Herald (German) "Bismarck is
doubtless not only angry because of the Lasker
affairs, but also because of Frelinghuysen's
outwitting Eisendecker, who has been directed
by Bismarek to return to him the Lasker res
olutions."
Bail and River News.
It is said that owing to the dissatisfaction of
the stockolders of the Union Pacific railroad
with President Dillon's administration, they
will take the controlling power away "from'him
and invest it in the hands of General Manager
Clark, who has recently been promated to a
vice presidency with increased powers.
Casualties of the Week.
On Saturday, the 3d, at the Elk Horn-mine,
near Helena, Mont, William Bonner was terri
bly injured by the explosion of a charge which
he supposed had died out
Mrs. Rosa St Clair Leland, manager of the
Leland opera house, Albany, and a well-known
actress, has been granted a divortfe from her
husband, Charles E. Leland, the well-known
hotel man. The case was tried before a re
feree in private.
Wilson Flagg, the celebrated naturalist, died
in Cambridge on the 7th., in his seventy-ninth
year. He was born in Beverly, but has been a
great deal of his life employed in the Boston
custom house. His "Woods and By-Ways of
New England" and "Birds and Seasons or Now
England" are widely known books, and his fre
quent contributions to the Atlantic Monthly are
also well known.
Crimes and Criminals.
John B. Franklin, a white man living in Rus
sel county, Ala., not satisfied with his wife's
cooking, took a red-hot iron and branded her.
He has been given a year in the penitentiary
and a 91,000 fine for the act
Charles Nevielie, the doachman who eloped
with the daughter of Whitney, the theatrical
manager of Detroit, Mich., and who is under
arrest at the latter place, is supposed to be
Charles Nowbold, convicted at Toronto six
years ago for bigamy.
James Coleman (colored) a former leading
Republican and schoolmaster inLaurenz coun
ty, was hanged for the atrocious murder
of Sallie Willis, his sister-in-law, in 1882. He
first killed her with an ax and then outraged
her, she being enciente at the time.
An attempt was mado by a sheriff's posse of
forty men, Tuesday night, the 8th, to capture
W. B. Cash, the Chesterfield (S. C.) outlaw.
The Gash mansion at Gash depot was
surround
ed and a thorough search of the premises made,
but the murderer could not be found.
In the trial of E. B. Wheeler for the murder
of J. P. Matthews at Hazelhurst, Miss., recent
ly, the testimony showed that Robert Scott
banded the gun* to Wheeler through aback
window, where tne election was being held
that there were only pleasant salutations be
tween Matthews and-Wheeler, and. when. Ma t
thews voted he was shot down.
General News Items.
Le Canadian des Etat Unis is anew paper in
NewXprk.
An unknown friend gave the University of
New York 935,000 last week.
Fourteen inches of hail fell in spots around
Dayton'Ohio, Wednesday evening.
O. JL Carpenter, ol the Zora Burns case, has
sold out hi» Lincoln jl£* interests tp his part
ner.
Bancroft & Dyes, antique and modern furni
ture drapers, etc., Boston, have failed. Lia
bilities unknown.
The liabilities of Butman, Tompkins & Co.,
grain merchants of New York, who have as
signed, are •'78,(XXT insets, 915,000.
A gun thirty feet long, weighing 22,000
pounds and costing 928,000, was cast by the
Boston Iron works for the government Tues
day.
New York's legislature has exempted from
taxation the property of disabled ministers and
priests over seventy years old to the amount of
91,500.
The Ohio adjutant general's department
paid out about 910,000 Saturday to the Ohio
national guard for service at Cincinnati dur
ing the riot
Sunday night the Richmond Confederate
home received 9100 from Gen. Hancock, 9600
from Gen. Grant, and 9f00 froM M?. Belcher.
The benefit concert netted 96,000.
"-"-The NeWYoYk CathoKtf Review' announces
that the holy father has named Bishop Sal
pointe of Arizona coadjutor to Archbishop
Lamy of Santa Fe, with right of succession.
G. H. Corbett, wholesale liquor dealer of
Glendive. Mont, has been closed on attach
ment snit» of N. W. •Comfort ATRayttrondimd
A. Corbett in the -amount ol flt.OOO. Assets
yet unknown.
The assets of the Monte de Piedad bank, City
of Mexico,' are over 91,000,000 and the liabili
ties about 93,000,000. Its failure is due to bad
management Its bills have been selling at 25
per cent discount, but various merchants now
advertise that they will take them at par in
purchases.
E. V. Smalley, publisher of the Northwest,
a monthly magazine devoted to the interest of
the northwestern country, and a prominent
journalist has arrived in St PauL Heretofore
the Northwest has been published in New
York, but hereafter St Patu will be made the
home office.
There were 132 failures in the United States
reported to Bradstreet'a during the week ending
with against 151 in the preceding week and 149,
118 ana 84 in the corresponding weeks of 1883,
1881, respectively.- About 86 per cent were
those of email traders whose capital was less
than 95,000.
Lewis G. Garrigus, a prominent attorney who
left Kentucky for Indiana because he said his
life was not safe in the"' state, has brought suit
against A. Frazer and J. 8. Stanley for 98,000
for shooting and wounding
.him at Russellville,
Ky.. last year. The plaintiff will Be repre
sented by Senator Darnel Voorheea
It has leaked out that one of James R. Keene's
extravagances was a private barber, who trav
eled four miles daily to scrape the face and rub
•he head of the now dethronged Wall street
king The Tact haS also leaked out that the ex
CaUfornl* operator owes his barVfer 41,000-for
past services rendered.
John F. Harriot, the property, elerk at the New
York police headquarters, testified the other
day that he had in Julylut, by order of the
police commissioners, destroyed #100,000
worth of gambling implements, including six
barrels of ivory chips, six barrels of oelluloid
and bone chips, three barrels of curds, twelve
barrels of keno cards, onepeclc ofdioe, 900
deal boxes, 250 card boxes, 10 roulette tables,
1125 sweat Cloths, 25 hazard'boxes, 200lay-outs,
and 25 keno boxes.
The fliMmqal disaster that haeju«t overtaken
Gen^. Grani
tfce'motive
3
The steamer City of Portland and St John's
struck on Grindstone Ledge early on
the morn
ing of the 8th The steamer left Portland with
seventy passengers and cargo. Passengers
saved.
The boiler of an engineexploded in the
roundhouse of the Missouri Pacific at Parsons
Kansas, Ifflling two men" ^founding 80v6ral
others and demolishing four sections of the
roundhouse. The engine was an old one, had
been recently repaired, and was undergoing
tests when the explosion occurred. J. W.
Nichols was fatally injured.
The engine of East-Bound Train No. 4, of
the Northern Pacific, due in St Paul at 7:55 a.
m., on Wednesday, the 7th, struck and killed
an unknown colored man at Coon Creek, a sta
tion on the Manitoba road, just north of Min
neapolis Junction. The general supposition is
that the man committed suicide. Engineer
Horn, who was driving the engine at the time,
says the man had plenty of time to jump the
track, but instead of doing so threw his! arms
wildly about him, and then folded them, and
awaited the arrival of the engine. The body
was horribly mutilated.
Personal News Notes.
W. W. Corcoran of Washington gave the Con
federate home at Richmond $5,000.
Don Cameron is said to be coming home
from Europe to use his influence in securing
Senator Sherman's nomination for the presi
dency.
Eis
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ly furnisheq
ionjopl^oo
list orthe
is in effect a
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ward
ij with the rank of general. This
ropQaition to fete%im a pention
yekr. Without reference
'or national ggperaHty to
ut, "such fi. penttonwoTrid.be
slight recognition of hi^ .eminent miUtarf'
vices to the nation, measured by the'eustomary
standards in other countries.
The remains of Dr. Samuel D. Gross of Phil
adelphia, accompanied by A. H. Gross and Dr.
Horwitz, arrived at Washington, Pa.,
Thursday morning, the 7th, and
were taken at once to the Le Moyne
crematory and placed in the retort There
were no ceremonies at the incineration, the re
mains were reduced to ashes in two hours.
Before dying Dr. Gross requested that no one
look upon his face after death except the phy
sicians who conducted the autopsy, and that!
his body should be cremated. Mra. Gross who
died some years ago was also cremated.
Fore^pn Flashes.
Millionaire. King, London, left his doctor a'
fat legacy.
Bismarck has sent a formal protest to Lon
don and Lisbon against tha ratification of the
Congo treaty.
Two gun boats took 300, emigrants from
Westport, Ireland, to meet a passenger steam
er at Clewbeg for Boston
W. B. Desmarteau & Co., Importers of gro
ceries, wines and liquors, Montreal, .have as
signed. Liabilities, 975,000.
Two English railway companies, owing to
the depression of trade, discharged 2,500 em
ployers and reduced the salaries of clerks 1Q
per cent
The duke of Marlborough, in London, has
offered to sell the government twelve pictures,
including Raphael and Rubens pictures of the
holy family. Price, 92,000,000.
A convention of Irish-Americana will spon
be held in Paris. James Stephens will preside.
The object of the convention will be to consider
exhaustively the Irish question and denounce
the nefarious operations of the dynamiteln
vincible faction.
The earl of Shaftesbury unveiled recently in
London a statue of William Tyndale, the martyr
burned at the stake at Vilvoorden in 1536 on ao
count of his religious teachings. The statue
stands in a conspicuous place on the Thames
embankment
The duke of Cambridge formally opened the
health exhibition in London^ Wales sent a tele
granTwislung ifsucceBB. Gladstone, the lord
mayor, and other distinguished persons were
present Gladstone was greeted, with mingled
cheers and hisses. The show is in a backward
state.
Lord St Leonard's friends are making desr
perate exertions to get him out of Brentford
jail, where he is awaiting trial for committing
a rape upon Emma Cole. Some of the most emi
nent barristers of the criminal bar have been
engaged by his solicitors, and their first move
has been^tp apply a mandamus to compel the
Brentford magistrates to admit his lordship to
bail. Their plea is that it is intolerable that a
baron of England should be incarcerated like 8
common felon for nineteen days upon an un
proved charge.
The Biff British Royal Scandal.
London, Special.—The mystery of the mor
ganatic marriage deepens. The latest repori
which reached London this evening from res
ponsible sources at Windsor is to the ef
fect that the Grand Duke Louis IV. did mar
ry the fascinating divorced Mme. De Kala-:
mire in consequence of a promise exhort
ed from him by the lady. This fact it is
understood, the grand duke admitted to his
mother-in-law in a confession which the
queen drew from him at Darmstadt The
reason why he gave this promise is variously
stated. Some say his gallantries with Mme. De
Kalamire had gone to the verge of indiscretion,
and he had thus given her a power over him
which she had not hesitated to use. According
to others the lady has successfully worked up
on the fears of the grand duke, who was par
icularly anxious to have no breath of the
tthreatened scandal mar the marriage fete of his
daughter the Princess Victoria, and that Mme.
De Kalamire has played the part of a success
ful blackmailer. Queen Victoria has, however,
ardoned the grand duke on the strength of
explanation as to the limited
character of his matrimonial alliance with the
Russian willow and he has entered into an ob
ligation that tho marriage shall not be consum
mated, and that his relations with Mme. De
Kalamire shall be deemed to have terminated
with the performance of the marriage ceremony
which took place between them. These expla
nations but intensify tho scapdal which attaches
to the whole a,ffair, and the queen's.conduct is
bitterly censtired. The grand diite is 'Still
basking in the royal favor at Windsor castle,
and is again looked upon as a candidate for
the hand of Princess Beatrice/always provided
the peers pass the "deceased wife's sister" bill.
A Very Ignoble Stableman.
London, Special: Another lordly libertine
has come to grief. Edward Burtenshaw Sug
den, Lord St. Leonards, of Slaugham halL Was
arrested on Tuesday, the tfth,
COITOBES!
Senator'
the aenat
md8' renewal oft
..upon the retired
Senator']
iat
Brentford,
charged with committing a rape upon one Miss
Emma Cole, a pretty young domestic in the
service of a family friend of his lordship,
whom he had been visiting. The circumstan
ces of the assault were outrageously brutal
and the Brentford gentleman whose hospitality
had been so shamefully abused, was foremost
in bringing the scamp to justice. The prelimi
nary examination was conductedat Brentford
before two magistrates, who were so horrified
at the details that were proved Sgainst Lord
St Leonards, with hardly an effort on his part
to deny them, that they instantly ordered him
to be fully committed for trial at the next as
sizes, and, firmly refused all offers of bail. Lord
St.'Leonard's solicitors offered any amount of
Bail, and protested in horrified tones against
sending a baron of England to the common jail,
but the magistrates were inexorable, and his
lordship now languishes in Brentford prison.'
Sensational Failures in New Tork.
New York Special:—The Marine National
bank and Grant & Ward, brokers, failed Tues
day. The firm of Grant & Ward is composed
of Gen. U. S. Grant, James D. Fish, U. S. Grant,
Jr., and Ferdinand Ward. The failures made
certainly the most sensational event of the year.
Age and youth went down together, for the
bank had withstood the panics of 1870 and 1873,
and the firm was one of the youngest and
most energetic on the street. An interesting
and painful incident of the brnkers' failure
was that it threatened to cany with it tho per
sonal fortune of Gen. Grant, who was a full!
partner of the concern, and who, should the
other partners be unable to assume
it» liabilities, can be held for the
9750,000 supposed to be involved.
James D. Fish, president of the bauk,is well
known as one of the largest real estate specu
lators in that city. He bought Booth's theater
building some time ago, tore down the granite
front, and replaced jit with a fine brick facade,
and converted the lower floor into a magnifi
cent store, which was first occupied last week.
He built also a fine set of flats at Thirty-ninth
and Bro?dway, and the Casino, one of the
handsomest piacos of amusement in this coun
try. His real estate speculations were the
constant wonder of conservative dealers. Mr.
Fish also had a large interest in the St Louis
& San Francisco road, of which he was vice
president, and was intimately connected with
the West shore, Ontario & Western, and other
such enterprises.
William Smith, broker of the firm of Grant
& Ward, said the losses of the firm would be
something between 9500,000 and $800,000. Each
of the four partners held a quarter interest in
the firm to the extent of $100,000 each, and Gen.
Grant,would be liable for his share of losses,
which would probably be 9250,000. Among the
creditors o£ the Marine bank are the cotton ex
change, which had 940,000 on deposit, and the
coffee exchange, whose account was
only 93,60). No other exchanges are
affected by the failure. President Hatch of the
stock exchange stated that he did not think the
failure would have 'any influence in affecting
the.price of stocks The records of the regis
ters office show that Jaines Eg Fislf has bor
rowed 9100,000 from the First National bank
upon the Mystic flats, on West Thirty-ninth
street, and that U. S. Grant Jr. has sold proper
ty in Seventy-third street,, purchased' by him
recently for $37,50C^ to S. J6L. Hamilton.-
St. Paul Markets.
Wheat, No. 1 hard, [email protected] No, 1, [email protected]
95c: No. 2 hard, 91.01 No. 2,[email protected] Corn,
No. 2, 55c. Oats, [email protected] Barley No. 2, 68c.
Milwaukee Markets.
Wheat, No. 2, 94c. Corn, No. 2, 54c.
No. 2,35a
71c.
Oats,
Rye, No. 1. 6&c. Barley,
No. 2,
Chicago Markets.
Wheat, Not. 2 Chicago/! sitting, [email protected]
Corn, 56j/@57c. Oats, Barley 73a
Rye, 61a
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A late number of Bradstreet'a (a
commercial jorunal,) throws some light
upon the connections between specula
tions and commercial failures. It finds
from investigations that between the 1st
of March and the 26th of April last,
eight weeks, 1,048 failures occurred in
the United States, of which number
111 were for sums amounting to $20,000
and more in each case. The number
of business suicides directly and indi
rectly treaceable to speculation is large,
but the Bradstreet investigation ig
wholly confined to the above mentioned
111 cases.* Twenty-one of .the failures
where the liabilities amounted in each
case to the foregoing s|tm of $20,000,.
were of firm individuals whose busi
ness was ^purely speculative. There
were, additionally, fifteen bank failures,
eight of which were due to speculation
of twenty-two failures where the liabili
ties in each case were $io6 000, 'six
were brought about by speculation, and
in fifty-three cases where the liabilities
ranged from $20,000 to $100,000 six
grew out of speculation, Thus, taking
111 selected cases, thirty-six per cent,
-were caused by illegitimate business,
operations.
StfKKABT,
bill to restrict for
|tionrvin thegtowne
lands in%e
jtign corpqa
.nd '.j
Inp of
itbries.
lands an
full text
Be it e&Kted etc., that' ft sh^be ufttwful
for any persons or any assoGULtions not citizens
of the United StateB, or for nty corporation or
company organized under^au%ority of any for
eign state, prince or potentate to acquire title
from the United States to a great
er quantitr of public lands than indi
viduals of the United States are authorized to
enter under the settlement and improvement
laws thereof, or to acquire, receive or hold by
deed, grant or trust deed hereafter eXecutm
greater quantities of land in the territories than
640 acres. .... ___!V
This bill ia intended to protect American
stockraisers and farmers from the invasion of
thousand of acres of land in the western ter
ritories for these purposes. Senator Plnmb of
Kansas also introduced a bill still more
strengent o»the same subject
The honsfe decided^ on Monday, by a vote .of
142 to98, to consider the contestedj^leajtion
case of O'i'arrel (Democrat) against Pauix4e
adjuster), of Virginia. The minority were
not allowed time to preparo a re
port J. S. Wise a Readjuster
member from Virginia, fiercely denounced this
action of the Democrats. The minority reso
lution deducing 6'Fafrel^igot entitled to a seat
was lost—81 to 140. This was a strict party
vote, exce
ed with
The majority
entitled to the seat was then edoptcd and
O'Farrell took the oath.
In the Senate, Wednesday, a bill was in
troduced by Mr Edmunds to place Gen. U. S.
Grant on the retired list of the army. Mr. Hill
made a speech in favor of the bill to declare
forfeited the lands granted the New Orleans,
Baton Rouge & Vicksburg Railway company.
The discussion of the shiaping bill was res
sumed, and a substitute for one sefctioh, %ais
submitted by Mr. Vest, and accepted iy*
Frye, author of the bill, abolishing afr tomiage
dues on United States vessels on entering
United States ports only retaining such dues
on vessels of ioreign countries discriminating
in librmanner against the United States.
In the house tho bill for the relief of Fitz
John Porter came up with senate amendments.
Mr. Slocum moved to non-concur in tho sen
ate amendments. Mr. Bain moved concur
rence. Mr. Keifer opposed the bill, declaring
it unconstitutional Mr. Slocum said
he was glad the gentleman from
Ohio had attacked Fitz John Porter. The
gentlemen would be glad of it, .because he
would regard what the gentlemen said against
him as a compliment,! and it would be sq re
garded by the country. He (Slocum) had only5
been surprised that the gentleman from Ohio
had not summoned Charles Garfield and Elder
to sustain his course as he had done a few days
ago, [Applause on the Democratic side
and hisses on the. Republican side].
Mr. Belford said he would take Grant's words
as to the injustice to Gen. Porter rather than
the words of Mr. Keifer or any other party on
the floor. The motion to refer the bill to the
committee of the whole was lost and the sen
ate' amendments honconcurred in.'
Thef iron-clad Oath which was provided for
at the outbreak of. the war and lias never been
repealled, although numerous attempts have
been made to strike it from the statue books,
has at last been abolished. The house on
Wednesday, concurred on the bill which passed
tho senate some time ago for the purpose, and
it only needs the signature of the president to
become a law. This oath has always been ad
ministered.in congress, and in courts to per
sons who did not take part in the rebellion,
while those who did have taken what is known
as themoclified oath.
Senator Van Wyck offered a resolution,
which, at, the suggestion of Conger, was laid
over one day, directing the secretary of the in
terior to withhold the granting of patents to
or recognizing any claim made by the North
ern Pacific railroad adjoining and on account
of what is known as tho Puyallup branch,
built many years ago, until this congress shall
take action on the question of the forfeiture of
lands-granted, said roa,tL A-^solution was
adopted calling on the secretary of the interior
for information regarding the cowboy who
shot at Black Wolf's hat on Lame Deer creek,
Mont This refers to the recent 'anch burn
ing bv Black Wolf's band.
In the house, Thursday. On motion of Mr.
Ellis all prior bills were set aside, and the com
mittee proceeded to the consideration of tho
bill appropriating 91,000,000 for the celebration
of the world's industrial and cotton centennial
exposition at New Orleans. Mr.. Ellis briefly
explained the provisions of the bill and pointed
out the safeguards which had been established
for the return of the appropriation to the
United States out of the recoipts.
After further debate, on motion of Mr. His
cock an amendment wasadopted providing that
the sum appropriated shall only be ppid on the
treasurer of the United States- being sajisfiecl
that 9500,000 has been contributed by tho
.W&ld'a Industrial and Cotton exposition.^ Tho
bill passed—yeas 134, nays 87.
Among tho bills reached on the speaker's
table the 7th inst, was the senate bill to author
ize the secretary of the interior to ascertain
the amount due* citizens of the United States
for supplies furnished the Sioux or Dakota In
dians of Minnesota subsequent to August,
1860, andjnior to the massacre of August, 1862,
and providing for the payment thereof. The
bill was referred to tho committee of the wholo
on the state of the Union. As it is anions the
last bills on this calendar its chance for. pas
sage is exceedingly small.
Failureof the XTorthwestern Car Company.
Some excitement was caused last Saturday by
the announcement of the failure of the North
western Car and Manufacturing company at
Stillwater, Minn., of which Senator D. M. Sa-»
bin is president, and the appointment of E. S
Brown, of tho firm of Hersey, Bean & Brown,
of Stillwater, as receiver.
The failure is ascribed to losses by fire, dull
times, the non-payment of notes for machiiiery,
and the failure of loan negotiations in New
York consequent upon the great Marine bank
failure. The assets are reported at four mil
lions to cover immediate liabilities of a.anllion
and a quarter. A note of $5,000 went to protest
Friday night, .and on Saturday the executive
committee decided that it would b(fbest"fof all
arties to throw the whole concern into the
parnei
hands of a receiver.
Wit and Htunor.
A fashion magazine has an article on
"What will the coming girl wear?" If
the article refers to the servant girl of
the future, she will propablywear the
best the land affords.
"What it that you like about that
girl?" asked one young man of another
"My arm," was the brief reply.—Bur
lington Free Press. ...
A farmer is contented with his lot
when he has hacf the grass cut on it for
then he wants no mower.—Commercial
Bulletin. That's about the scythe of it.
—Boston Post.
A crowded horse car.. Enter Mrs
Mulcahey with a jug. Mr. Mahoney,
who is seated, facetiously, "Wud I
hould the whiskey for yez, Misthress
Mulcahey Mrs. M. (with withering
sarcasm)—"Thank yez kindly, sor but
yer have all ye can hould now, I'm
tliinken."
Chicago belle—"What are you hunt
ing for Chicago boy—"I want a piec6
of leather to oover my ball.." Chicago
belle—"Well there is one of my old
shoes. Take that." Chicago boy—"It
isn't afoot ball."
A Chicago woman remarried her hus
band from whom she had been divorced,
and then got mad because he wouldn't
take her on a bridal tour.
"I notice that the ballet girls mostly
wear smiles wjien they come tipon the
stage," said old Sir. Squaggs to his wife,
who had insisted on accompanying1 him
to the theater. "It shows that they
think they ought! to wear something,"
she snapped, and' he' riaid no more.
Little Jack—"What ..did pa mean by
saying he was captain of this ship?"
Ma—"Oh, that is only his way of saying
that he is head of the house." Little
Jack—"If pa is captain, then what are
you?" Ma—"Well, I suppose I am the
pilot," Little Jack—"Oh, yes, and
then I must be the compass." Mar—
"The compass? Why the compass?"
Little Jack—"Why, the captain and pi
lot'are alWays boxing the compass, you
know."—Philadelphia Call.
Things in General
Besides
"the United !gtates, the chief
countries for the production of cotten.
are, Egyp, Brazil, the West Indies
and Guiana. India contributes a sup
ply of cotten mext in importance to that
orthe United States. Their total pro
duction was estimated as far back as
1858 at 6,500,000 bales of 375 pounds
each. Ceylon, Borneo, and other is
lands-of the Indian Aachipelago have
long produced cotton. Japan produces
it. A portion of Australia is well adapted
to it, but no country, eithes in the Old
or Jfew World, is probably 'to be com
pared to ^anerica for. .the adaptation of
its soil and climate to this cultivation.
The principle.|30tton-producing district
of Africa is Egypt, where its culture
was introduced in 1821. ..
There was anew and novei,^nsode in
an old play recently. While Julia Hunt
was enacting "Fanchon" Tuesday night
at Madisonville, Ky., the chicken she
uses laid:
an egg in full view of the andi-
The coal mine tillers at the Rocky mountains
have been settled, and the Black Diamond com-
pan^will lay down coal In Winnipeg this full
FESTIVAL.
^&XOfh,lUh, andiafet
ius!3Hn the nortliw||t
oticed the announde*
nnsi&l festival to bp
held in Mitoeapblittm ,$ttne, and will be
interested mtha/oiUJ'fring brief epitome
of its varied attractions
Musical Conductor.^—TheodoreThozn
as, -the greatest leader in .the country.
Orchestra.-nThe grand iofcfliealraW
Mr. Thomas, consisting 'ofc sixty4 solo'
musicians.
Chorus.—The St. Paul Choral So
ciety, numbering 258 singers, and the
Minneapolis Philharmonic, numbering
350—total, over 600.
Yocal Soloists.
1.—Christine Nilsson, the great Swe
dish prima donna.
2.—Frau Friederich M^terna.
3.—Herr Hermann ^i^kelmaiyi,
4.—Herr Emil Scaria.
'Who compose the marvelous trio
whom Wagner pronouueed the first
dramatic-singei's in the world.
5.—Emma Juch, a charming young
soprano, long au admired prima donna
ojf Her Majesty's opera troupe.
6. -—Emily Winant, since Cary's time
the" first American contralto.
7.—Theodore Toeclt, considered by
Tomas thVb'est American artist for Mr.
the work required of him.
8.—Franz Remmertz, next to Myron
Whitney the best bass in America.'
Place: The great University Coliseum
of Minneapolis, which, will hold, includ
ing chorus and orchestrs, nearly 4,000
persons.
Facilities' of reaching itThe entire
Railroad system of the State, which will
deliver passengers at Minneapolis and
return for one,and one-fifth the regular
fare.
For tickets, programmes, or any in
formation concerning the festival, ad
dress, D. Blakelv, funeral Manager
Philliarmonie Association, Minneapolis,
Minn.
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Prices of seats per single concerts,
from $1 to $3.50j according to location.
For season. seats. .to the four concerts
of the festival, from $5 to $12. The
Colisium is so constructed that every
Beat in the house is eligible.
Bishop Whipple's friends in Faribault
invite his friends to be entertained at
their homes on the twenty-fifth anni
versary of his accession to the episcopate
A Winona umbrella thief was fined
$25 for getting away with a fifty cent
affair.
The Bed River paper mills at Fergus
Falls will start up this month.
At the Winona fire department elect
ion, Joseph Edwards was elected chief
engineer, W.T. Gage first assistant,
and M. Hanley second assistant.
A double wedding took place at the
Catholic church in Owatonna, Tuesday.
Father Raleigh officiated. The parties
were Mr. P. F. Burns and Miss Mary
Langan, Mr. Harry Krier and Miss
Elizabeth Flanagan, all of Owatonna.
The choir sang Battmann's "Messe Pre
miere" during the services. Quite a
large concourse of friends attended the
wedding mass and tendered their con
gratulations'at the close. The young
people took trains-for .the East during,
the day. ,,.
Dr. C. N. Hewitt, secretary of the
state board of health, has gone to Wash?
ington to attend-a meeting of the Ameri
can Medical society. He will also ex
amine into the cattle disease, especially
pleiiro- pheumonia and foot diseases
Gov. Hubbard also commissioned him
to visit the Standard Oil works a^d en
deavor to. seeure a new test of oil for
this state.
Hon. Cushman K. Davis has been in
vited totdeliver the Decoration day ad
dress in St. Paul, and will do so unless
the delegates to Chicago leave before
the 30th.
A peddler named A1 Weire was way
laid between Owatonna andMazfield by
two tramps. He drew a revolver and
saved life and plunder.
Mike Fogarty has brought suit)
through his attorneys, V. M. Gore and
H. J. Thatcher of Minneapolis, against
Dr. G. W. Wood, coroner, and Ara
Barton, sheriff of Rice county, for false
imprisonment, and claims $15,000 dam
ages. He was the only witness to the
shooting of Foster by Donaldson, in
May, 1882, and in the examination be
fore the coroner, being a stranger, he
was required to give bonds for his ap
pearance as a witness. Unable to do
so, he was imprisoned from June 5 to
Aug. A2, when he was released by ha
beas corpus.
In the United States circuit court
the Northwestern Manufacturing and
Car company of Stillwater has sued the
Liverpool and London and Globe insur
ance company for $5,000 insurance on a
four-story building, standing 150 feet
from the penitentiary, and damaged by
the fire Jan. 8.
John W. Cover, formerly of Still
water recently got into a row with a
man named Thomson at West Humbug,
Arizona, and in self-defense shot his
opponent in the arm.
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Stillwater has a number of cases of
scarlet, fever.
Mrs. Hitchcock of Pilot Mound died
recently, aged 85 years. She was well
known to Minnesota people.
For some time the question has been
mooted as to whether the division office
of the Bradstreet company in Milwaukee
should continue to cover and report up
on business in Western Wisconsin or
whether that territory should be trans
ferred to the jurisdiction of the St. Paul
office. The centraLoffice, in New York,
having considered the matter, examined
statistics and received reports, has de
cided to make the transfer to the St.
Paul office, for the announced reason
that St. Paul .is the reorganized trade
center of Western Wisconsin.
Soren Listoe, late register of the
United States landoffice, and Charles J.
Sawbridge have formed a copartnership
at Fergus Falls? lo attend to all branch
es of 'practice involving government
lands.
Rushford Post, G. A. R. has organ
ized with Col. N. P. Col burn com
mander Col. J. S. Patten^ senior
,vice .C. W. Gore junior vice Hon. G..
W! Rockwell, adjutant "S. A.'Pierce,
quartermaster A. E. Ball, officer o£ the
day Henry Stage, officer of the guard.-
On Jan. 4 and again on March it)
charges of non-feasance .in office and
habitual drunkenness were made against
"Ole Larson, county attorney of Becker
county. The governor thereupon ap
pointed, Messrs. F. B. Chapin R. L.
Frazee,' and T. fe. Torgerson, aboard
of special commissioners to receive and
report the testimony in the matter. The
board heard the charges, Larson ap
pearing in defense, and reported thai
the evidence substantiated the truth of.
thAShavgesss: Having received their re
port,. Gov. Hubbard issued an order re
moving Larson.
Congressman Washburn has given"
the Whipple ischool at Moorhead the
government series of freprihted rebel
lion records, both federal and confeder
ate. 'There are 'seventy volumes in all.
Hiram Dq La Yergne of Le Sueur
was thrown out of his buggy recently
and his leg bl'okeh.' Last fall hjs arm
was broken. He ia an old man.
The St Helaire steamboat, pow build
ing, is 120 feet long, 23 feet beam.
The Zuihbro flouring mill, Rochester,
is to be sold at auction.
At a veptry Meeting of St. ^ffark's
church* l^ak© City, recently, tfie resig
nation Plummer as 'feotpr va§
accepted, and theTectorate tendered to
W. CT. Gsrdam, who has been-minis
tering to the society for the past year.
immer was given leave of absence
Mr.
fdra
Mr.
(rear and concluded not to return
will probably consent to
1 Defective Page
water
FOJvnie,
Mrs. Ellen Downie, S
other of the.late Col „Mark H.
hrstll^nes^^f dntry
^.4ied oil Sj$
^Tday at' ihe age 6f 77 yearjsi. I
firerftar Smi|hLake 4^troj^| Mr.
Crowd^r!^bar%^intaal^g ^oss ^$2,-
Undefc the new village government ai
Dulutflriast Sunday, an order was is
sued some time ago by Mayor Ensign
to close up saloons on Sundoy. Th6
order included billiard rooms and all
}ilte establishments. Aid. M. Fink ol
the Second ward, who owns a brewerj
and keeps a bar at it, was ar
rested for selling liquor on Sunday, and
fined $25.v- A ^rcarrant is also out for
Thomas* pullyjf^rd, proprietor of the
Hotel St. Louis, the leadihg' hotel in
Duluth, for thfc same offense. Mayor
Ensign## attensipjb^tqi ejtfppe all ordi-.
nances in existence is the'first tnat has
been made for years, &nd will Be? sup
ported by citizens. ..
Minneapolis will open her chamber
of commerce building Juno 5.
H. W. Cannon has resigned the offices
of secretary and treasurer of the Still
water Gas Light aud Wateti companies
and Matt Clark has been elected in his
place.
S. A. Olsen, who shot himself dead at
Denver, lived eight years in St. Paul.
The report of the United States
statistical agent for Minnesota esti
mate3 the increase in wheat acreage in
in the state for 1884 at 3^ per cent., or
about 95,000 acres. This, with an
average yield equal to that of last season
would add about 1,400,000 bushels tc
the total wheat production of the state.
In some localities, however, the grain
is said to have wintered badly, this is
particularly the case in unwoodecj
prairie sections. To what extent this is
true, however, is not stated.
Joe Deiring of Stillwater, a tinsmith,
has deserted his family, leaving them in
destitute circumstances.
Mrs. Sarah Gardner of Faribault,
mother of the late T. A. Gardner, died
recently of extreme old age.
The United States Agricultural de
partment's statistical agent for Minne
sota, in his report for May 1 states that
wheat planting is virtually finished in
this state for the season, some tracts of
low lands which the rains of ten days
ago made too wet for planting, being all
that remained to plant. The aggre
gate area planted will exceed that of
last year by about 3£ per cent., or soma
95,000 aqres, and for the most part the
seed has been put into the ground un
der favorable circumstances. Much of
the grain is up and growing finely. The
number of acres to be put in oats, rye,
barley, and flax will exceed those
planted in these grains last year very
considerably but the area planted in
corn will necessarily be largely reduced
owing to the difficulty experienced in
obtaining seed that can be depended
upon.
The total number of immigrants and
settlers passing through St. Paul dur
ing the we#k ending the 3d. inst.,
was about two thousand seven hun
dred. Of this number the Manitoba
took out about one thousand five hun
dred, 1,000 of whom were destined for
points north of Barnesville. The North
ern Pacific took out about one thousand,
nearly all of whom were ticketed to
points on the extreme western division.
The remaining two hundred were tak
en out by
"the Duluth, Omaha and Mil­
waukee & St. Paul.
L. A. Place, a brakeman on the Chi
cago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha
construction train, was instantly killed
by being caught between the cars
while making a coupling to the pile
driver at Worthington recently. Hii
home was Gloversville, N. Y. Ht
went to Worthington from Omaha and
began work April 29...,
Cap. Mike the old ex-detective on the
Minneapolis police has opened a. detec
tive office.
Mathew Rahilly, died of consumption
Friday, the 2d, at the residence of hi}
brother, Hon. P. A. Rahilly, in Mount
Pleasant, Wabasha county, aged forty
nine.
Benjamin Parker went to Robert Par
ker's residence in Zumbrota on a visit.
He was paying his attentions to a young
lady, and staid very late in the night,
until after midnight. He left the house
and started out after his horse to ride
home. About 5 o'clock in the morning
lie" was found lying a few rods from the
house, dead.
Rev. Robert Thompson of New York
city has accepted the call to the Presby
terian church, at Winona. Having al
ready arranged for a trip to Europe, he
will come to Winona on his return in
the fall.
The forthcoming annual report. oi
State Insurance Inspector McGill, a
summary of which is printed elsewhere,
is full of interesting facts, figures and
suggestions. In 1883 the risks written
•in Minnesota aggregated $188,068,006.
The premiums received by the compan
ies were $2,457,825 losses incurred, $1 ,
920,103 and losses paid, $1,640,364.
The total fire losses in the state were $3,
387,780, an amount which the commis
sioner rightly characterizes as excess
ive.
A Duluth man received a thirty-eight
pound Columbia salom fresh from
Portland recently.
The Fergus Falls Journal discovers
that seed wheat which elevators have
been selling in the Red river valley for
$1.25 a bushel was bought at Pelican
Rapids, Otter Tail county.
William Morris is threatened with tai
and feathers at Eagle Lake for bringing
a mistress from England and keeping
her in his house with his wife.
Senator Girard of Winnipeg lost a
valuable gold watch at Barnesville
while at his bath in-the sleeping car.
A councit was held in the first Con
gregational church at Winona, and or
ganized by the election of Rev. Dr.
Dana of St. Paul as moderator, and
proceeded to the examination of Rey. J.
H. Crum, the new pastor, on questions
of theology. In the evening the installa
tion took place. The ceremonies were
of an interesting and impressive charac
ter, with a sermon b.vRev. H. G. Hutch
ins, pastor of the Plymouth Congre
gational church of Minneapolis. The
installing prayer was by Rev. J. H.
Morley, fihb chafrge to pastor by Rev. E.
C. Evans, the right hand of fellowship
by Rev. Dr. Data, and benediction bj
the pastor.
The bishop of Saskatchewan has ap
pointed Mr. W. R. Flett, B. A., of the
university of Cambridge, to be principal
of the Emmanual college. Prince
Albert, Mr. Flett iVas educated at St.
John's coiloge, ^Manitoba, and subse
quently went to Cambridge, where he
took his degree in honors some years
ago. He has since been employed in
the London International college and
the Royal Naval school, Twickenham,
England, as a teacher of mathematics
and natural science.
The New Ulm creamery started up
Monday with ten teams collecting, and
paying 16 cents an inch for cream.
The reason Governor Miller's grave
at Worthington is unmarked by a monu
ment and is covered with weeds is that
Ignatius Donnelly's suit against the es
tate has not been concluded and the exe
cutors will wait until the case is settled
before spending a&y money on the
grave.
The closing exercises of the Deaf and
Dumb institution at Faribault will be
held Tuesday, June 10. Shattuok
school will hold their commencement
exercises Thursday. June 19. St. Mary's ^8- She
h«dl fttorin* anA WercifiM. J?*"*®!
hall closing and graduating exercises,
Wednesday, June 18. The date of .the
closing, exerciser of tha blind institution I
has n^yet been decided upon.
1
TH£raO]}ZaAU3.
When&e rosea ^emm^n^cMrere budding and
trrawning
ATO thej£i)llow feheat
.th its burden
.nd tat-
pfhe ^wc^^Son ^cte, worjd-wif^
To thelSoi&e wHetti his fo^jteftp^had'echoed
Of old. w/
And they clung to lusgarmentfl lam tears and
caresses.
Till the cup ofhia welcome ran over with joy,
And the flowers of love and forgiveness were
woven
In a blossoming crown for the Prodigal Boy.
When the icicles hung from the eaves and the
branches,
And the winter winds moaned round the
dwellings of men,
Forsaken and homeless, the Prodmal Daughter
Crept back-to the hom6 of her girlhood agaih.
But they turned her away in the storni and the
To fhe^Cy-cold winds with their chill, pierc
ing breath,
•And tl^ejiitiless cursq^ that followed her foot-
Were ficrce as the tempest and cruel as death!
-^Chicago Current
MAY'S
mmICE.
"My last hope rests in you, May."
"In me, father?"
May Warren made answer in a tone
of surprise, raising her sad, anxious eyes
to her father's face.
Aa if her gaze discomposed him, Mr.
Warren turned his head, and his glance
wandered restlessly around the apart
ment. He was an old man, with a tall
figure, thin, gray hair, and was sitting
in an arm-chair by a table covered with
papers, while his pretty daughter, May,
sat beside him on an ottoman. She re
peated the words:
"In me, father?"
1
Webb Rosier, shot twice by Fred
Grover at Genoa, Olmsted county las'
week in a dispute over*a jug of whiskey
has since died
"Yes," he replied, starting from a
moment's abstraction. .Do you remem
ber Colonel Leigliton, my dear?"
"Colonel Leigliton? An old man
with a heavy beard, partly gray, and
pleasant blue eyes. He dined with us
a few weeks ago. Yes, I remember him,
father."
"Not so very old, May—not so old as
I am—and one of the finest men living,
He is wealthy, very wealthy, too.
He met his daughter's questipning
gaze fully, now, as if he wished her to
read something in his face. She kept
her dark eyes fixed searchingly upon
his countenance, the ebb and flow of
the soft color upon her cheeks betraying
the quick pulsation of her heart.
-"What do you mean father?" she
asked at length.
"I saw him last night. He offered to
help me—save me, if—"
"If what, father?"
"If I would give you to him."
The words came hurridly from Mr.
Warren's lips, as if he feared that if he
deliberated he should not be able to ut
ter them at all. As they fell on his
daughter's ear she started to her feet,
pushing back her hair from her pale
face, in a bewildered sort of way, as if
she were half-stunned.
"Marry me, father? Colonel Leigh
ton she cried, in a low tone.
Mr. Warren took her hand and drew
her down to her seat again.
"May, Colonel Leighton will be a
good husband to you. I have known
him from boyhood and understand per
fectly his character and principals.
He loves you—will be kind to you, and
strive in every way to make you happy.
And more—and more, May he will save
me from beggary!"
He paused, but his child, with her
face bowed upon her hands, hade no re
ply—nor stirred not. The mute distress
tha.t her attitude betokened.was not un
noticed by him.
"I do not force you to'do this, May,
remember the matter is left entirely to
your own choice. But you know what
my wish is—what the alternative will be
if you do not accept the offer."
She knew only too well. Fully she
realized how absolutely necessary the
luxuries to which her father had been
accustomed wei to him. In her youth
and strength the future would still be
bright and full of hope to her but how
could he, with his aged frame and bur
den of sixty years, commence life anew?
The hopeful thought that she could
work for him and supply him with his
accustomed comforts afforded her but a
moment's comfort. To him, with his
stubborn, aristocratic ideas, this would
be the most severe trial of all—his del
icately reared, petted child laboring
for his support. He would nver be
reconciled to it. There was no alter
native, she saw at a glance. Then, with
a desperate effort to think calmly, she
recalled the form of Colonel Leighton.
She remembered his bowed head and
silvered beard, his dark, deeply fur
rowed face and fifty years. She conld
get no further. A younger face, with
merry, azure eyes and tossing, sunny
hail1 sprang up in strong contrast.
Stretching out her hands to her father,
as if for pity, she cried out:
"I cannot—oh, father, I cannot!"
The old man sank back with a groan.
"Lost—then I am lost!" he cried
shuddering.
There was no reproach, only those
bitter words and that despairing-atti
tude. White and tearless she sat at his
feet, the agony of h§r heart written on
her face. The wild, desperate thought
that the saerifice was possible occured
to her.
"Father, dear father!"
He raised his head, whitened with
the frosts of his sixty winters, and looked
at her with agleam of hope in his sunk
en eyes. She crept into his arms, as
she had done when a child, and laid her
soft cheek against his wrinkled brow.
"You know that I love you, father,"
she said. "I can never remember you
but as kind, tender and forbearing with
me. Your heart has been my home all
my life. I will work, beg, suffer for
you—I will die for you—oh, how willing
ly, if need be! But that oh, father,
you do not know what it is that you
ask."
He did not speak, but a moan broke
uncontrollably from his lips, as he rest
ed his head upon her' shoulder. The
struggle in her heart sent dark, shadowy
waves across her face. Could she—
could'she?
."Father," she whispered, hurriedly,'
"let me go. now. I will tell you again—
answer you lo-morrow." And she left
him.
He could not see her face in the gath
ering darkness, only a glimpse of some
thing ftHlte, but he felt the quiver of
her lips as she bent to kiss liim, and
reached out his arms to embrace her,
but she was gone.
"Heaven pity me!" The words came
Ijke a wail from her lips. She was
alone in her chamber, flnng prostrate
upon a low couch, with her face hid in
the cushions. The. sound of the rust
ling foliage of the garden, and the
chirping of tho birds oame in through
the open. window with the damp even
ing breeze, and the pale light of the
rising moon filled the room with a soft
radiance, but she- was unconscious of
everything but her misery.
The house whs so quiet that the
sound -of a .footstep crossing the hall
below fell upon her ear and aroused her
to a momentary interest. She heard a
door open—the library door—and then
a voice uttered a few words of common
place greeting. She remembered it
well, and sprang to her feet with a des
perate, insane thought of flight. But
the door was closed, the house was still
again and she was calmer.
She crossed the room listlessly and
drew back the curtain of the window.
The scene without was beautiful. Tho
moonlight lay broadly on the garden,
turning to silver the tops of the trees
p,nd: making the little lake beyond look
like a great white pearl. Gazing earn
estly downward she saw a tall, shadowy
figure, standing beneath the shade of
the old elm. With a low cry she sprang
fpom the room and a moment later stood
besideher lover.
"Come at last, my treasure,'^ cried
Mark Winchester, folding her in his
breast'
whde he
ressed passionate kisses tiponlierfore
Jiead/cheeks and lips. •,
"Why have ^ou made me wait so long,
dialing?" he said,'softly, and' taking.'
both her hands.id oneofhB'j he pressed
them to his lipsiS Whyi how cold you
are! ^How v»u tumble!" he continued
as "What i&^the
"I waned because I dreaded to meet
you,
"Wlrff^ W||kt cfc you
And, bikenlfej through'her tears ^d
sobs, she told/him aU. vJJJ^. l3it?«nbt
speak or stir while she was talking, and
when she had finished there was a long
silence. She lacked courage to say
more—he would not ask. She repeated
the last words, "And to-morrow I
must give him my answer." Still he
did not answer. !*._..._
She looked up at him. In the dim
light she could see his rigid^/lfgonized
face, white lips and gleaming eyes. She
stole her arms about his neck, and drew
his forehead down to her lips.
"Speak to me Mark say that you do
not blame me."
He krfew'tfeen that she had decided
and what that decision was.
"And you will leave me, May, and
marry that old man
"Heaven pity one, Mairk, for I" must.
I will become his wife, and will be true
and faithful to hini, for he will be kind
to me. You will hear olma.thus, and
when you do remember my words, Mark
that you are my heart."
"I will remember, May. God help'
us both, for I shall never forget you.
They shall bury me with this upon my
heart.
And he drew a tress of soft brown
hair from his bosom. *'2
For a moment more—one liitle pre
cious moment—he held her against his
heart and then kissed her, put her gent
ly from him, and was gone.
For a moment she stood alone under
the trees, with clasped hands, and face
upraised to the quiet sky, and then she
turned silently toward the house. A
bright light from the library window
streamed down on her, and as she looktd
up she saw the shadow of a bowed fig
ure fall across the curtain.
"Father you are saved!" she mur
mured.
A hand was laid suddenly upon her
arm, and she started with a low cry.
"Good evening, Miss May? said Colon
el Leighton. "I have been seeking
you."
She bowed, and stood silently before
him with a calm downcast face.
"I have been talking with your fath
er," he continued, carelessly pulling a
rose from a bush near them. "He told
me that you have promised to think of
my ,proposal, and let us know to-morrow.
Is there anything can say which will
influence you to form that conclusion in
my favor?"
"You cannot say anything which will
influence me in the least, Colonel Leigh
ton. As my father has said, you shall
have my answer to-morrow."
"He glanced at the young face so sad
in its calm dignity, and then looked
down at his fingers again, which were
busy tearing to pieces the blossom he
held and allowing the crimson petals to
fall at his feet as if they were the frag
ments of the heart he was breaking.
In the long silence that followed she
glanced up at him once, with the thought
of flinging herself upon his mercy by
giving him her confidence but the
stern expression of his face repelled
her.
"Miss May." he said suddenly, "you
are aVerse to this,marriage."
His tone aidedlin rendering his words
an assertion ske tras startled, but fe
pUed,-qmeti^r.*l "D.owu$hjnl^sc?"
"I must' 1& -jbfind ifr^ I. cduld thfnk
otherwise," lie continued, with sudden
energy May Imow^that
you hate me—that you woi^d rather die
than become my wife, were it not for
your father's sake."
Before she realized what she was do
ing the monosyllable "yes" slipped
from her lips.
"And in doing this do you realize
how you ,#ould Throng UB both?"
She was silenC
"It shall never be I shall never call
you my wife, knowing that you do not
ioye me-^that your heart is not in my
keepings. I will no£ tell you of my
hopes, how I have dreamed that jpay last
days would 'be- my* happiest ones—it
wtiUlcHnMr- interest' you. Now I have
only tb say that you tire as free as if I
had never seen your sweet face."
He paused for.a reply, but she made
none, Bewildered by her position, she
did not know what to say.
"I know that I have only myself to
reproach," he went on. "My motive in
offering your father my assistance was
a purely selfish one. Thejsonsequences
are only what I deserve. 1" had no
thought of the long years during which
he had "been my true and faithful friend,
but took advantage of his position to
gain my own ends. Yes, lam properly
punished."
There was a bitterness in his tone, a
despondency in his attitude, that great
ly cliaijgecn' hfe accustomed dignified
qomposure4* of manner. Half uncon
scious of What she did, only sensible of
the pity she felt for him, the young girl
put her hand upon his arm and then
.said*, «feoftly:
"Foi^five me,"
^'Forgive me, rather, my child,'? he
said, gently," taking the little hand in
one of his* for the 'misery I have caused
you. I should have known that our
paths, in life could never be one. But
good-niglit, I will not detain you."
She did not shrink from him as he
bent down to ki&£) har forehead with his
last words. He stepped aside to allow
her free passage to the house, but she
did not move.
"You are thinking of your father," ho
said. "Do not be distressed on his ac
count. Remember me in your prayers
to-night, and sleep sweetly. It is all I
ask."
He did not wait to hear her fervent
"God bless you!" or witness her burst
of joyful tears, but quickly left her.
.The morning sunshine streamed bold
ly into the apartment of old'Stfr. Warren,
wjiere he lay in the heavy sleep of men
tal and pliysica lexhaustion. The fore
noon was far advanced when a servant
roused him, informing him that Colonel
Leighton waited him in the library.
Making a hasty toilet, the old man left
his chamber and went to join his friend.
The gentlemen*met cordially, and Col
onel Leighton immediately suggested
ohat May might be sent -for. They
waited but a few minutes before the
door swung noislessly open, and wear
ying a white morning robe, the young
girl entered. At a motion from her
father she sat down upon a low seat at
his feet and then glanced up with a con
fiding smile at Colonel Leigliton, who
stood leaning against the mantlepiece
with an expression of face half-sad, half
admiringly.
"We arc waiting for your answer,
May," said Mr. Warren, quietly.
"I will leave the matter entirely in
Colonel Leighton's hands," she replied.
The old man glanced perplexedly
from her to his friend.. Colonel Leigh
ton stepped forward.
"My old friend, James Warren," he
said, "I met your daughter last night
and talked with her. I discovered with
what feelings she regarded a marriage
with me, and cannot' allow the sacrifice
she would make for your sake. I will
never marry her she is free. And now
I have to ask your pardon for the un
manly way in which I have
taken advantage of your em
barrassments and have' come
so near to destroying the happiness of
your child. Every power of mine shall
be exerted to its utmost to relieve you,
and all the reward I ask is that you and
May do not despise mef Nay,, nay, no
thanks. I deserve rather to be scorned
for the part I have acted. I have one
favor to ask, old friend. Will you al
low me to choose a husband for your
daughter?"
"You have my full and free permis
sion," replied Mr.' Warren, smiling
through his tears. "But I hope you
will be more successful in your choica
than I have been."
"Never fear," said Colonel, with a
glance at May. Flinging open a door
that led to
another apartment, he called:
"Now my bov!" .and Mark Winchester
sprang Into dhe room.
^'Behold yotir future son-in-law,* said
.Cotoiiel. Leighton, and ere the old man
could comprehend the scene, the young
couple kn^lt for his blessing. At a mo
tion from his friend, he gave it willing
ly, and never was there a happier party.
Through the interposition of his
friend, Mr: Warren was saved from rUin
and his daughter made happy Whgu
May that morning asked for a solution
to the problem of Colonel. Leighton's
knowledge of Mark,- he replied, "I did
not wait half an hour in the garden
to no purpose, little one." And she un
derstood that he had overheard hereon
versation with her lover. Through his
influence, Mark's talent as an artist be
came known to the world, and a few
years afterward he became a popular
painter and a wealthy man and, out of
•latitude to his benefactor, he christened
his first-born son Edwin Leighton Win
chester.
A Woman Equal to the Occasion.
I have just heard, says a London cor
respondent of the New York Tribune,
an iCnusing story of a man, who, fresh
from India, where he had been for some
"years, was not skilled in the great sub
ject, "Who's who?" Being invited to
the dinner-table of a gentleman who is
somewhat, rough and ready in manner,
our friend, who is heir to a title, accept
ed,not without some condescension, fan
cying that his Amphitryon occupied a
position on the social ladder many de
grees inferior to his own. The even
ing came, and with it the dinner, which
was excellent. Our friend, however,on
whom certain niceties of French cookery
Were thrown away, and whom all the
titles of England would never make a
gentleman, kept asking for plats that
were not present, and finally demanded
a brandy-and-soda. His hostess was
quite equal to the occasion. Remember
ing the sacred laws of hospitality, she
desired her servants, by small assent
ing nods, to bring him all that he asked
for, which they did. He had his b.
anj-s. before the ladies left the room.
Nothing of particular moment happened
in the drawing-room until the guests
were leaving, when the lady of the
house shook hands with her trouble
some guest, and said very quitely,
though equally distinctly "Good-night,
Mr. I thank you for having given
us the pleasure of your company for
the first—and last—time." The last
three words rang through the room
clearly as the tones of a silver bell, and
the story is ringing through London
still. The gentleman had unwittingly
displayed his hotel manners at one of
the most distinguished dinner-tables
in a country where dinner-giving may
be said to be the national form of hos
pitality.
How Towns are Started in Colo
rado.
The "Town Site Company," I ought
to explain, for the benefit of some East
ern readers, is an association of men
who make itp tlieir minds that a town
should, would, or could grow up at a
certain point in a wild region whither
civilization is tending, or whither a rush
is expected, contingent upon a certain
event, like the discovery of precious
metals or the completion of railway.
Under laws of the United States these
men "take up" a certain area upon
which to build their town, and proceed
to put it into as presentable a shape as
circumstances will admit, by surveying
streets, indicating parks and reserva
tions 4of jpublic. biiildiugs—hospital
churches, city hall, libraries and so on
by bringing water from the hills, plant
ing shade-trees and perhaps building a
big hotel. In mans cases the railway is
a partner and helps by concentrating
operations at that point indeed, the
exigencies of railway construction and
operation are generally the most potent
factors in deciding tie locality.
The place plotted and the "company"
on the ground, lively advertising begins.
The floating frontier crowd rushes to
the new spot, and a wild speculation in
town lots at once begins, prices being
paid that have no relation to the intrinsic
value of the property acquired, which,
as yet, is worth next to nothing, but,
like the wild-cat stocks of Wall street,
simply represent the amount a man is
willing to stake on that particular
card, or the rental can afford for im
mediate use and opportunities.—Ernest
Ingersoll, in The Manhattan for May.
Concerning Tact.
From the Boston Courier.
The noble creature man yet lacks one
or two points of being perfect, and
among these may be counted a rather
general absence of tact. To most wo
men tact is inborn to very few men is it
even possiblo to acquire it.
The femine mind, it is true, delights
overmuch, as a general thing, in cropk
od ipeech. An evasion is a delight,
and a white lie a fearl'ul joy. Man, on
the contrary—man an natural—is pain
fully blunt and honest. It might al
most be said, indeed, that the very best
meil cannot possess tact. It is an im
possibility to their natures. The habit
of thought before speech cannot be ac
quired. A hearty, genial college pro
fessor, most well-intentioned and tact
less of men, was requested by his wife to
entertain a lady visitor until the hostess
herself had finished her toilet. De
scending to the reception room, our pro
fessor beamed upon the guest with a
smile whose kindly warmth must have
gone far to overcome the effects of the
wild storm which raged outside. '.'A
terrible elav, professor, "began tho lady,
with a pleasant smile. "Indeed it is
madame," the honest gentleman re
joined "a wild day. I was just saying
to my wife that those who had homes
to-day better stay in them." A sud
den rigidity settled upon the
countenance of the tdy, and the pro
fessor could uot understand why she
listened so coldly to his description of
a new-Variety of fern which he had .re
cently discovered.
Rather worse than the px-ofessor was
a mild old pastor with a small and
peppery wife. So small she was that
if she wished to touch his too, at the
dining table, in conjugal warning, she
was obliged to slip far down in her
chair, almost disappearing from view.
At the same ^instant, a corresponding
rise might be observed in the pastor.
He also betrayed himself by a hurried
"Eh, my dear? What?" Upon being ad
monished that this would not do, he
promised to mend. Very soon a
brother clergyman-dtned with him, and,
absorbed in discussion of the lost tribes,
he, unconsciously served to his guest
nearly the hol£ of a dish ol
rare and early peas. At this
juncture the wife sank almost from view
below the table's horizon. The minis
ter was like'a reverened Jack-in-the-box,
and began "Eh?" Then recollecting in
structions he subsided and remarked
blandly, "I think they will go "round,
my dear!" Either of these men was cap
able of almost any noble and heroic act,
and it is, to be sure not a vital failing,
this want of tact.
Many things, however, which in them
selves are far enough from vital, do much
effect our lives, and many a worried wo
man would become placid, and many a
home be free from unpleasant contre
tempts, if only the muster could be gifted
with a bit of that divine possession, tact.
White Mountain Weather.
There was one place in New England
where the weather last month was only
ordinary. It was the tip-top place, the
summit of Mount Washington. The
total wind movement up there in March
was only 24,525 miles, which is 2,065
miles than the March average. The
greatest velocity attained was 122 miles
an hour, on the 12th. The tempera
ture ranged from 26 degrees below on
the 1st to 41.6 degrees an the 12th and
the mean for the month was 12.2 de
grees, which is 1.1 degree above the
average for March. Rain or snow fell
on twenty days, and, at the end of the
month, three feet of unmelted snow re
mained on the ground. The total, .pre
cipitation was 4.16 inches, or 2.60
inches below the average. April opened
with clear and cold weather, followed
by the heaviest snow-storm of the soar
son. ...
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