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THE WARBEN SBEAF.~
W. A. ATWATER, Publisher.
WARBEN, I I MINNESOTA.
IT is estimated that there are new 75,000
trangers in Florida a number largely in
excess of any previous seasonbut not so
many as there would have been had the
winter proved more severe.
THE French Canadians are flocking into
the bordering states in great numbers. In
the 35 principal towns of Massachusetts
they number 109,645, in 554,138 of popula
tionor about one in four. Between the
Irish, French and other incoming national
ities, the original yankee is likely to lose
his distinctive position at home.
CHIEF JUSTICE DTJBFEE has decided, at
Providence, E. I., that the so-called repu
tation clause the Rhode Island liquor
law of 1881 is unconstitutional. The clause
reads as follows: "Every person who shall
keep a place in which it is reputed intoxi
cating liquors are kept for sale without hav
ing a license therefor, except as provided
in section 55 of this chapter, shall be fined
not more than $20 or imprisoned more than
thirty days, or both." Judge Durfee says
that this law makes it possible to punish an
innocent man simply for what other people
say about him, and, therefore, deprives
him of all the constitutional safeguards of
lfe, liberty, and property.
IHE disposition in some quarters to es
tablish a civil list of pensioners should be
summarily checked. Pensioning judges of
the enpreme court was the first move, then
came, one instance, a pension to the
widow of an ex-president, and now it is
proposed to put the widows of all the ex
presidents on the pension list, and some are
in favor of still further enlarging the list.,
so as to embrace district judges, cabinet
officers, and a host of others who may have
served the country in various civil capac
ities. The whole business is of foreign,
origin and contrary to the theory and the
practice of a republican government.
THE New York legislature is no longer at
a dead-lock. Over five weeks passed with
out an organization, owing to the arrogant
demands of the small Kelly faction of the
democratic party, which assumed t" dictate
the appointment of leading officers. The
democrats, though in a majority, could not
organize without the aid of this faction.
But the Kelly crowd finally succumbed to
outside pressure and cast their votes for
the regular caucus nominee of the party.
The last legislature was at a dead-lock for a
longer period on the senatorial question.
All this kind of business is expensive and
annoying to the great masses of the people,
whatever the politicians may think of it.
JOHN SHERMAN is not an alarmist, but
in iew of the great Paris panic, and gen
ei il txtravagance, and over-oanguine in
vestments in all sorts of wild-cat enterpri
se-, it will do nobody any harm to read
and ponder this passage from Senator
Suejruan's late speech. He said: I have
seen so many rapid changes in the condi
tion of financial affairs in the treasury that
I never count my chickens until they are
hatched. Two years before 1873, no man
would have daied to say that within two
yeais oil those visionary schemes would
disappear that Jay Cook & Co., would
bieak, and bank after bank, and corpora
corporation fail, until there was a
culmination of labor riots in 1877 and
yet things looked as brighl 1871 as they
The city of New Haven, in the state of
Connecticut, with an exceptionally intelli
gent population of 62,882, of whom 31 are
Chinese and 7 are Indians, is a fraction of
a concessional district which elects a rep
resentative to congress, and a smaller frac
tion of the state, which sends two senators.
The sum total of its representation in con
gress does not amount to anything like a
single vote. On the other hand, thereis the
free ard independent state of Nevada, with
two votes in the United States senate and
one in the house representing a population
of 62,266a little less than that of New
Havenand of these 5, 416 are Chinese and
2,802 are Indians. So it is seen that there
are serious inequalities of representation,
if not of political rights, even in the United
States, where all men are supposed to be
equu,l before the law.
"GATH" gives an amusing description of
those who visit Guiteau. He says man
belong to the same tribe that goes to catch
penny museums in the cities. They spend
their youth as their parents before them
did, in looking at the two-headed girl and
the educated hog. Education has left them
with the same general sentiments, and they
would rather go to see Guiteau and com
pliment him in the jail than to spend a day
at Mount Vernon around the grave of
"Washington. Then there is another class,
saturated with foolish transcendentalism
and humanitarianism. They say: "Poor
man! he mnst have been badly enough
brought up neglected in his childhood
therefore, he is not responsible. We will
go back and atone for that childhood by
having him pardoned and reformed." But
far the largest number no not bother them
selves about sentiment and simply want the
privilege of truthfully saying that they
have "seen Guiteau," in the triumphant
tone of those who never tired of imparting
to the less favored, manifold sifchts and ex
periences, "when we were at the cen
Scoville Talks About Guiteau.
Scoville pronounces the story that Mrs.
Scoville is insane, as false. He says she
is naturally under a high state of excite
ment, but her mind is entirely Bound. He
also declares the story of her having raised
the row in the Daniels house, Chicago,
false that it was made out of whole cloth.
He declares that there is not a word of
truth in it. He and other relatives of Gui
teau have no doubt that the body of the as
sassin will be delivered.to them after exe
cution. Scoville appears to regard favor
ably the proposition to exhibit the body of
the assassin, but John Guiteau denounces
it and says it shall not be done. Scoville
has expended his money in the trial, and it
is said he would not object to being reim
bursed by the sale of the body in case Gui
teau is executed.
Guiteau Sore to Hang.
No one need imagine, said District At
torney Corkhill to-night, that Guiteau will
not hang on the 30th of June. The anni
versary of that fateful Saturday in July wil
find him under the dissecting knife. I
b.6ar that Scoville has deserted the case,
anl will file no bill of exceptions. Whether
he does or does not is a matter of no mo
ment at all. The court in banc will grant
no new trial. It has practically passed al
ready upon every point that could be pre
sented in any possible bill of exceptions,
every word and every act of Judge Cox
during the tria1
was the result of a confer
ence with all brethren of the bench. There
is nothing to be decided now and the assass
in will never appear in a court room again.
His next appearance in public will be on
Mr. Seney's Princely Gifts.
George I. Seney, president of the Metro
politan National bank, N. Y., belongs to the
class in which Peter Cooper is a conspicu
ous figure, which prefers to make its bene
factions before death. He has already
giten away in a specific manner $1,500,000,
and it is supposed as much more ef which
no record is kept. When asked the other
day why he made these various bequests
during his life, he answered: "First of all,
because I feel that I am a trustee responsi
ble for the right use of the money given me.
I believe that I am the person best quali
fied to carry out the provisions and duties
of that trusteeship. By making these gifts
in my lifetime I am sure that the precise
object I desire is accomplished in just the
way I want, and then, too, I am more and
more convinced that it is more blessed to
give than to receive. The great danger of
increasing riches is that it fosters a dis
position to hoard money only for the sake
of hoarding it. It becomes a money mania
with rich men. They gloat over their mil
lions just because they are millions, and
not because, of the happiness producible
tfuildingof the Minnesota State Capitol.
A conference was held a few days ago at
the executive office between ex-Gov. Pills
bury, Gov. Hubbard and Architect Buffing
ton on the subject of building the new cap
itol w'lthin the appropriations. At the time
the legislature made the appropriations it
was thought $175,000 would be sufficient to
complete the work. Mr. Buffington finds,
however, that changes and modifications
will be necessary which will use up th en
tire appropriation. The last appropriation
was tc finish and furnish the building, and
it was expressly stated in the bill that it
should be a misdemeanor for the governor
to spend more than the appropriation, in
furnishing the building. So, as the matter
stands, Gov. Hubbard has $175,000 to
which may possibly be dded $10, U00
which was appropriated for the erection of a
boiler house the rear and apart from the
old capitol, making $185,000 in all, with
which he must build and furnish a $209,
The Retirement or Gen. Meigs, Paymaster
General Brown and OthersThe Promotion*.
Brevet Major Gen. Meigs, quartermaster gen
eral, and Brig. Gen. Nathan W. Brown, pay
master genera], were placed upon the retired
list on Monday. The president has sent the
following nominations to the senate: CoL D.
H. Rucker, assistant quartermaster general,
to be duartermaster general vice Gen.
Meigs, retired. Maj. Wm. Roches
ter, paymaster general, vice Gen. Brown, re
The retirement of Gen. Meigs will promote
Lieut. CoL James A. Elkin, deputy quarter
master general, to the rank of colonel and as
sistant quartermaster general Major James J.
Dana to the rank of lieutenant colonel and
deputv quartermaster general, and Captain An
drew J. McGonnigle to the position of major
and quartermaster. This, with the retirement
of Capt. William T. Howell, assistant quarter
master, which has been announced in orders,
will create two vacancies in the list of captains,
which will be filled by executive appointment
Colonels Granville O. Haller, Twenty-third
infantry, and Finkney Lugenbeel, Fifth infan
try, have also been added to the retired list
the latter at his own request, which was pre
ferred many months ago, but action has been
delayed by his detail as a member of the Whit
taker court-martial. The retirement of Colon
ols Haller and Lugenbeel will result in the fol
lowing changes: Lieut. CoL H. M. Black,
Eighteenth infantry, will become colonel of the
Twenty-third Lieut CoL Darnel Huston, Sixth
infantry to the colonelcy of the Fifth infantry
Maj. Guido Hges, Fifth infantry, receives his
well-earned promotion to the rank of lieuten
ant colonel, and will go to the Eighteenth in
fantry andMaj. N. W. Osborne, Fifteenth in
fantry will become lieutenant colonel of the
Sixth. Capt. B. L. Morris, Eighteenth infan
try, will be promoted major of the Fifth infan
try, and Captain Geo. M. Brayton, Eighth in
fantry, major of the Fifteenth infantry. First
Lieut. S. R. Stafford and Second Lieut. D. D.
Mitchell, Fifteenth infantry, will receive pro
motion to the rank of captain andfirst lieuten
ant respectively and in the Fifth infantry First
Lieut Edmund Rice will become captain, and
Second Lieut C. B. Thompson first lieutenant
The Failures of Last Week,
There were 194 failures throughout the
United States reported to Bradstreet's dur
ing the past week, and an increase of eleven
from the preceding week, and an increase
of thirty-four over the corresponding week
of last year. The greatest decrease was in
the southern states, but the number is still
large. There were no embarrassments for
very large amounts reported, and New YorH
city had only two failures. There was
marked increase of failures in the dry goodn
and boot and shoe trades. The middle
stateshad forty-three, the New England
states twenty-seven, the southern statei
forty-seven, the western states sixty-two.
and California and the territories fifteen.
In Canada there were eleven. ^y$%&T
GUn WS DEATH SFNTENCE.
Guiteau Sentenced to be Hanged Until
He is Dead on the 3Uth
The Assassin Declares Himself God's Man
and Predicts Wrath and
On Friday Guiteau wasbroughtinto courtand
placed in the dock. Before takinghis seal Gui
teau looted over to his counsel and said in a
quiet and rather pleading tone.
Can I sit at that table, if your honor please?
Judge CoxIf there is no objection from
Guiteauhave you any objection, Colonel?
CoL CorkhillNo, sir.
The prisoner then took a seat at the table by
the side of Scoville and taking out of bis coat
pocket a roll of manuscript addressed the court
in apparent belief, and with the air of principal
counsel in the case: "If thecourtplease, before
tins motion is made I desire to correct a few
errors that have crept in." At this point he
was stopped by the court CoL Corkhill ob
jectedtoany remarks from the prisoner. Sco
ville also objected and thought anything of the
kind had better be postponed until the business
before the court had been disposed of.
Scoville proceeded to read affidavits and
other papers filed by him with his motion of a
new triaL F. H. Snyder, maker of the af
fidavit upon which Scoville relies mainly to
support his motion, sat immediately in the rear
of Scoville. Corktill then read the affidavit of
each member of the jury, in which they most
positively denied having seen or read a copy
of the Critic or any other paper during the
time they served as jurors upon the trial of
Guiteau. Following these was read the af
fidavit of Norman Wiard, to the effect
that he had known Snyder for fifteen
years, and to his knowledge said Sny
der is a thief, forger and blackmaJer,
and that he (Wiard) would not believe him un
der oath. Col. Corkhill also read affidavits of
John L. Sargeant, formerly a detective in
Washington, and Detective McElfresh, who ar
rested Snyder several years ago on the charge
of grand larceny, also an affidavit of George C.
Curtiss, bailiff in charge of the roem from
which Snyder alleges ne took the copy of the
Critic with the jurors names upon it The affi
ant did not purchase a Critic during the trial
Judge Cox was expected to render his decision
Mr. Scoville made an effort to postpone the de
cision on the motion for a new trial, on the
ground that the matter should be further in
vestigated, but Judge Cox began at once toread
bis decision. Referring to the allegations con
nected with the finding of the newspaper in
the jury room, he said that they amounted to
nothing in face of the sworn affidavits of every
member of the jury that they .lid not see or
read a paper at any time during the triaL No
one could swear to the fact that the jurors did
write upon the paper while they all swear they
did not, and there is no reason to doubt their
veracity. He disposed of the talk about the
discovery of new evidence, by saying that it
could in no wise affect the verdict. Astothe
expert witness whose admissions after the trial
are alleged to have been different frem his evi
dence given upon the trial, Judge Cox said
sworn admissions of this character could sever
be considered as ground for overturning a ver
dict that may have been obtained through evi
dence of the very witness who, from a corrupt
motive, might seek to reverse a verdict
From all the papers presented, Judge Cox
summed up: "I am unable to find any reason
to grant the motion, which is therefore over
ScovilleI would like to note exceptions to
the ruling f the court
CoL CorkhillYour honor, it now becomes
ScovilleOne moment, please. I would like
to file due form the motion which I referred
to yesterday. Scoville then filed his motion
arrest of judgement
Guiteau, who had been permitted to resume
his seat at the counsel table, called out, "If
your honor please, I desire toask if there ieany
motion that I ought to make to reserve my
rights." Scoville tried to prevent his speak
ing, but he retorted, "Well, I don't want any
advantage taken of me. I want to know how
much time I shall have to prepare my appeal to
the court in banc."
ScovillePlease keep quiet We haven't
reached that yet
Guiteau, with much excitement.I won't
keep quiet I am here and I propose to do my
Judge Cox then informed Scovdle of the rules
of practice applicable to filing his exception,
and after this matter had been arranged. Cork
hill renewed his motion, saying, "It is now my
duty to ask for the sentence ol the court"
Judge Cox to the prisonerStand up Have
you anything to eay why sentence should not be
passed upon you?
Guiteau, still sitting-I ask your honor to
postpone sentence as long as possible.
Judge CoxStand up. Have you anything
to say why sentence snould not be passed upon
The prisoner then arose pale, but with lips
compressed and a desperate determination
stamped upon his features. In a low and de
liberate tone he began, but soon his manner be
came wild and violent, and pounding upon the
table, he delivered himself of the following
harangue: "I am not guilty of the charge set
forth the indictment It was God's act, not
mine, and God will take care of it and don't let
the American people forget it He will take
care ef it and every officer left to this govern
ment, from the executive down to that marshal
taking in every man on that
jury and every member of this
bench, will pay for it and the American na
tion will roll in blood, if my body goes into
the ground and I am hung. The Jews put the
despised Gallileao in the grave. For thetime
they triumphed, but at the destruction of Jeru
salem forty years afterward, the Almighty got
even with them. I am not afraid of death. I
am here as God's man. Kill me to-merrow if
you want to. I am God's man and I have said
BO from ihe stark'*
Judge Cox then proceeded to pass sen
tence, addressing the prisoner in the following
manner: "Yon have been convioetd of
a crime so terrible in its circumstances and so
far reaching in its results that it has drawn up
on you the horror of the whole world and the
execrations of your countrymen. The excite
ment produced by such an offense made it no
easy task to secure for you a fair and impar
tial trial, but you have had the power of the
United States treasury and government inyour
service to protect your person from violence
and to procure evidence from all parts of the
crnntry. You have had as fair and im
partial a jury as ever assembled in a oourt
of justice. Yon have been defended by
counsel with a zeal and devotion that merits
the highest encomium and I certainly have
done my beet to secure a fair presentation ol
your defence. Notwithstanding all this you
have been found guilty. It would have been a
comfort to many people if the verdict of the
jury had established that youract'was that of
an irresponsible man. It would
have left the people satisfied in
the belief lha the' crime of murder
political assassination was something entirely
foreign to the constitution and civilization of
of our country. But the result has denied
them that comfort The country will accept it
as fact that the crime can be committed and the
court will havetodeal with it with the highest
penalty known to the criminal code, to serve as
an example to the others. Your career has
been so extraordinary that people might wellat
times have doubted your sanity, but onecannot
but believe that when the crime was committed
you thoroughly understood the nature of the
crime and its consequences.
Guiteau: I was acting as God's man.
And that you had moral sense and con
science to recognise the iniquity of such an
The Prisoner: That's a matter oropinion.
Your own testimony shows that you recoiled
withhorror from the idea. You say that you
prayed against it You say that you thought
it might be prevented. This shows that your
conscience warned you against it, but by the
sophistry of your own mind
you worked yourself up against the
protest of your own conscience.
What motive could have induced you to this
act mast be a matter of conjecture. Probably
men will think that some fanaticism or morbid
desire for self-exaltation was the real inspi
ration for the act Your own testimonyteeems
to controvert the theories of your counsel.
They have maintained and fought honestly I
beheve, that you were driven againBt your will
by insane inspiration. Ihe testimony showed
that you deliberately resolved to do it,
and that deliberately and mis
guided will WAS- the sole impulse.
This may seem insanity to some persons, but
the law looks upon it as a wilful crime. You
will have due opportunity of having any er
rors I may haye committed during the course
of thetrial passedupon by the courtin banc, but
meanwhile itis necessary for me to pronounce
the sentence of the law, that you be taken
hence to the common jail of the district from
whence yon came, aud there be kept in con
finement, and Friday, the 30th of June,
1882, you be taken to a place
prepared for your execution within the walls of
said jail and there, between the hours of 12
and 2 D. m., be hanged bv the ne^k satil you
and dead, find may tne Lord have mercy on
During the reading Guiteau stood apparent
ly unmovd and with his gaze rivited upon the
judge, but when the final words were spoken
he struck the table violently and shouted,
"And may the Lord have mercy on your souL
I'd rather stand where I do than where that
jury does andwhereyourhonor stands. Tm not
afraid to die.
I stand here as God's man, and God Al
mighty will curse every man who has had a
part procuring this unrighteous verdict
Nothing but good has come from Garfield's re
moval, and that will be the verdict of posterity
on my inspiration. I don't care a snap for the
verdict of this corrupt generation. I would
rather a thousand tunes be in my
position than that of those who have
haunted me to death. I shall have a glorious
flight to glory, but that miserable scoundrel,
Corkhill, will have a permanent job down be
low, where the devil is prepared for him.
After apparently talking himself out the
prisoner turned to his brother and without tho
slightest trace of excitement conversed for
some minutes before taken from the court
Upon the arrival of Guiteau at the jail he
wasat once taken to his cell and a guard placed
over him. This precaution is always observed
incases of prisoners under sentence of death,
and will be rigidly adhered to in this case, both
by night and by day.
J.W. Guiteau's Card.
Washington Special to Cincinnati En
quirer: Mr. J. W. Gusteau to-night
handed the following to the Enquirer re
Washington, D. C, Feb. 1,1882.To the
Public: I did not hear of the Philadelphia
refrigerator man's propositionto apply to
my brother's body a patent process for pre
serving meats, until I saw it in print a"day
or two ago, and supposed it was a joke or a
clever advertising dodge. It was never
submitted to me, nor did I know that Mr.
Scoville seriously entertained such a bar
gain until to-day, when I heard of his re
ply, which I have just now seen in prinl.
I shall never have anything te do with such
an exhibition, and I do not think it can
be accomplished, without my consent.
When mv brother is dead, whether he dies
by legal process or in an insane asylum, his
body will be submitted to a proper post
mortem examination in the interest of truth
and medical science, which being accom
plished, it will be disposed of in a manner
that will not offend public decency and
morality, nor stimulate a depraved and
vicious curiosity. If I am favored with
prosperity I had rather assume the pay
ment of his debts as my own than for any
purpose use the proceeds of so repulsive
and pernicious an exhibition. Mr Sco
ville deserves and has my sympathy and
admiration for the sacrifices he has so
uanfully endured, and the heroic devotion
he has exhibited in my brother's defense.
JOHN WILSON GTJITEATJ.
A MINING HORROR.
Terrible Explosion in a Virginia Mine Which
Has Undoubtedly Resulted in the Death or
The New York Herald has a special from
Coalfield, Va., saying: Shortly after 1 o'nlocs
on the 3rd, an exploBioc */uJur\Hu ui the c*rove
shaft of the Midlothian ,u piti A volume of
smoke, cindeie, /cooa &nd bark burst from the
shaft which become choked up tiua closed. In
tense excitement ensued %a it was known that
large number of men were at work in the pi*
which isover A,200 feet deep, the galleries ex
tending 3,000 feet under the ground. Generai
efforts have been made to test the pit and to
reach the imprisoned workmen but without
success. People from all quarters are flock
ing to the scene of the explosion.
About o'clock all hope was abandoned, and
the most harrowing scenes of wailing women
and children and grief stricken men followed.
A majority of the entomedf were married and
many leave large families, most of these had by
this time assembled at the mouth of the shaft
and the scene washeart-rending inthe extreme.
Amid all thisn had to be decided to make no
further effort to reach the bottom of the mine
until theboilerfirehadgone ont Itwas feared,
and almost positively known, that any effort to
restoreventilation would only create a disas
trous conflagration from the boiler fires, and
nothingcould be gained bythe attempt
The mines belong to the estate of the late H.
H. Burroughs of New York, and cost about
twelve years agobetween $400,000 and $500,-
Breaking of the New Tork Legislative
The New York Herald of the 3d has the
following from their special correspondent
at Albany: The surrender of Tammany,
which resulted this morning in the election
of the caucus nominee for speaker, was
undoubtedly the result of yesterday's con
ference with Messrs. Thurber, James and
theiranti-monoply associates, who practical
ly endorsed Mr. Patterson in every way a
fit person for speaker of the assembly.
Tammany has never been able to frame an
objection to him and maintaned the dead
lock in the assembly only as a corollary to
its action in the senate and with the hope
of finally effecting compliance with all its
demands but the Tammany representatives
have based their refusal to vote for the
caucus candidate solely on the ground that
they were inimical to the anti-monopoly in
terest. The action of the representative
men of the anti-monopoly party in indors
ing Mr. Patterson left Tammany no show
but to abandon that excuse so far as he was
concerned, no other presenting itself, or to
yield as gracefully as possible. There was
practically no alternative, and after remain
ing in conference until a late hour this
1 morning, meanwhile having communicated
f^SSSS^wP^H Iff Sl^i^U
l ,\c *rSft* -W^ 3ft f-"5
with Messrs. Spinola and Kearney, decided
to direct the representativesjui the asssmbly
to vote for the caucus nominees, and they
FRIDAY, FEB. 3
SENATE.The bill extending the northern
boundary of Nebraska passed A farewell
talk over the funding bill took place. Mr.
Hawley's amendment limiting the withdrawals
of bank circulation to $5,000,000 per month
and requiring thirty days' notice thereof was
adopted. Tne bill finally pasted38 to 18.
The bill appropriating $200,000 for a site for
afire proof building to be used is a receptacle
for government records was passed.
House.The bill releasing the Philadelphia
& Reading Railroad oompany from the tax on
wages certificate was defeated, after along dis
SATURDAY FEB. 4
SENATE Not in session.
HOUSE.Thehouse spentneariy the entire day
in committee of the whole on the poatoffice ap
propriation bilL I
MONDAY, FEB. 6.
SENATE Mr. Williams spoke on the tariff
and Mr. Ingall's 'resolution against the repeal
of the pensions^arrears law was discussed.
Bills were introduced for the cancellation of
illegal public land entries and sales and defin
ingthe powers of the Mississippi ri\er commis
Senate Confirmations.Wm. H. Armstrong,
Pennsylvania, commissioner of railroads Fred
A. Tuttle, Nevada, governor of Arizona.
United States AttorneysH. M. Lewis, west
ern district of Wisconsin J. T. Watson, Ore
gon John S. Runnells, Iowa.
Collectors of Internal RevenueFrank B.
Case, Twenty-second districtj Pennsylvania,
Geo. P. Dunham, Sixth dietricf, Ohio.
PostmastersGeorge E. Bryant, Madison,
Wis. H. J. Whitmore, Wabasha, Minn.
HOUSE.Bills were introduced to abolish
custom house fees and for thq consolidation of
collection districts for the appointment of a
commission to consider the lest method of
communication between the Atlantic and Pa
cific to increase the duty of iron ore to create
a sinking fund for the Sioux City & Pacific rad
road. On motion of Mr. Burrows, of Michigan,
the rales wer& suspended andpis bill, prohibit
ing a bigamist er polygamist from occupying a
seat in the house as a delegate from any terri
tory, passed A motion to suspend the rnles
and pass the bill for a commtssioa to inquire
into the alcoholic liquor traffit was lostlli
to 98 not two-thirds in the atirmabve.
TUESDAY, EEB. 7.
SBNATEMr. Cockrell preienteQ a petition
from officers of packet companies and trans
portation lines in St. Louis suggesting adequate
provisions for the unobstructed navigation of
*be Missouri river in legislation authorizing the
construction of bridges acrofs the river. The
bill in relation to the Japanese indemnity fund
was reported favorably. I
Seven thousand dollars vere appropriated
for a statue of Garfield Washington.
The president nominated.J. Gallagher, Jr.,
of Pennsylvania, consul general at Rio de
Janiero John J. Flynn, Illinois, United
States consul general atCHemnitz Albert E.
Morton, of Pennsylvania, consul general at
Belize Henry Clay Neill, surveyor of customs
HOUSE The Indian appropriation bill ($4,-
920,203) was reported. The house discussed
the apportionment bill without action.
WEDNESEAY, FEB. 8-
SENATEA prohibitory amendment tc
the constitution was proposed by Mr. Blair
The pension arrears l&w was discussed, the
most notable speech being made by Mr. Vest,
who, as an ex-confederate said that all he had
ever asked, all the people of the
south ask, is that they might be
believed to have been honest in then: devotion
to the confederate cause and honest in their
statement that they accepted all the legitimate
consequences of its defeat. One of the inevit
able evidences and legitmate consequences of
the success of the Union army was the pay
ment of pension and bounty to men whose valor
and heroism gave victory to the Union cause.
A people who would not thus reward the sacri
fice of hfe and limb for the nation's life would
be stricken from the map of Christendom.
Some discussion followed, participated in by
Meesis. Hoar, Allison, Ing&lls and Butler, up
on the propriety of making the declaration in
regard to pensioning soldiers of the Mexican
war more specifio in view of the existing pro
visions of law.
Tke following'confirmations were made by
William H. Webster, collector of customs,
Receivers of public moneysW. B. Mitchell,
St Cloud, Mum. J. H. Jones, Menasha,
PostmasterJ. E. Knowlton, Duluth,
Nominations: Benj. Beach, postmaster,
Muscatine, lo. Commodore John C. Fetner
mgtou, rear admiral Capt John Davis,
commodore. The presidentalso nominated (5
A. Lounsberry for postmaster at smarck, D.
T., and filled the office at Muscatine, lo., by
the nomination of Benjamin Beach. Among
other nominations was that of Newman Borck
ardt at Miles City, M. T.
HOUSE The tariff commission bill was re
ported and referred to the committee of the
whole. The bill compensating postmasters er
losses by burglary, fire, etc., passed. The ap
portionment bill wasdiscussed. Eulogies upon
the late Representative O'Conner of South Car
olina were proneunoed.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9.
SHHATE.A bill was introduced for the organ
ization of the District of Southeastern Alaska
and a civil government therefor. A motionto
takeup the resolution making changes in minor
senate offices was defeated by Mr. Brown of
Georgia voting with the republicans in the
negative. The late Representative O'Connor
Of South Carolina, was eulogized.
The democrats are very much incensed at
Brown, of Georgia, because of thevote and'say
he is endeavoring to get a reputation once more
as a non-partisan in ordertoobtain certain fed
eral appointments he wants. Brown has been
quite active in seeking federal appointments for
Georgia, but the president has not been in
clined to grant his request Now, so say some
democrats, Brown is endeavoring to shape his
course so as make it appear that he not
aversetoindependent politics, in hopes that it
may commend bimtothe president
HOUSEA billwas introduced fixing the day
foijcne meeting of presidential electors and reg
ulating the court of electoral votes.
A Shooting Affray in Washington
A shooting affair occurred at about 9:30
o'clock Thursday night in the editorial rooms
of the National Republican of Washington.
No one saw the occurrence except the
parties interested, although Frank B. Con
ger, a son of the Michigan senator, was in the
immediate vincinity at the time. The true
state of the case is therefore difficult to arrive
at. The result is that A. M. Soltedo, a well
known but not very reputable journalist, is
probably fatally shot, and Clarence Barton,
news editor of the Rerublican, is wounded by
two bullets but it is believednot dangerously.
There has been bad blood between Soltedo
and Bartonfor sometime, owing to thepub
lication of an account of a disgraceful brawl in
a house of ill-fame, about two months ago, be
tween Soltedo and a police officer. The row
resulted in a prosecution and counter suit in
the police courtbetween Soltedo and thepolice
man, all of which was published in detail in
6 Cottonwood Otter Tail
THE TEEACHEROUS TRICHINOSIS.
RED WmG, Mim\, Feb. 8.Will you permit
me to reply through your columns to many in
quiries respecting the recent occurrence of
trichinosis in and around Minneota, Lyon
county. Four of the supposed victims have
already died, all probably from this disease.
The remainder (I think, in all, seven cases) are,
up to yesterday, gaining nicely, under the care
of Drs. Pirsons and Andrews of MarshalL I
have examined, since my return from there,
twenty samples of pork from the butcher
shopB of tne village, and found seven of the
twentyinfected by trichinae. To-day I received
a sample taken from a pig brought there last
fall, and sent to me by the purchaser (through
Dr. Pirsons) who is now having symptoms of
trichinosis It is the worst specimen I have vet
examined. It is full of encysted "trichinse."
This board and the local board of health have
forbidden the sale of all imported pork till in
spected, and through the local papers urged
all having pork, fresh or salted, to submitsam
ples for examination They also ordered
samples of rats, cats and mice flesh from the
infected locahtv. All will be carefully exam
ined, and nothing loft undone to get at the
cause of the outbreak or to prevent the fur
ther spread of the disease.
It is only by careful e\aminahon of a large
series of samples of pork from the infected
district that we can learn how widely diffused
the infection may be, and by the examination
of the flesh of animals who may have furnished
victims, fiom this class, to the pigs, that we
can learn if infection came from that source.
Meantime, let me repeat the statement, made
so often, that thoroughly cooked pork,
that is, all which shall have been submit
ted to the heat of boiling Water for
more than an hour is safe as far as this dis
ease is concerned, because a temperatuie as
high as 212 degrees Fahrenheit is death to
trichinae and to then eggs. Frying or baking
are safest, because the heat is very high
Let me add, in conclusion, that I shall be
pleased to receive samples of pork for ex
amination, provided that each sample is
properly marked by an attached label, ac
companied by a note as to the location from
which the sample is taken, e. g., tenderloin,
midriff, spate rib, etc. The piece
should be lean meat. and need
not be more than an inch long the length ways
of the flesh, and a quarter of an inch square.
It should be wrapped in oiled paper. This
offer is made to have as great a variety of
specimens as possible from all paits of the
State, and, to be of anv use, the samples must be
authenticated by the name and address of the
person sending them. In all such cases a re
ply by postal card will be made as soon as exam
ination is completed. CHAS. N. HEWITT,
Secretary State Board of Health.
STATE TEACHERS' INSTITUTES.
A Full List of Tnose Appointed for 1883.
with the Places, Dates, and Superintend
ents in ChargeA Valuable Reference
Table. Appended is a tabulated list of the state
institutes appointed to be held dur
ing the current year The date and place of
holding, and the name of the superintendent
in charge are given The table as prepared
in the office of Hon H. Kiehle. State super
intendent of public instruction:
Anoka Eochestei Sauk Center
Excelsior Fairmont Glenwood
Worthington Bird Island
Owatonna Sleenv Eje
Le Suer Centre
March 20 Olmsted.
March 20 Stearns
March March March March March April April
April April April
April April April April
May July July
July Aug. Sept. Sept. S6Dt. Sept.
Pept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept
Dodge. Goodhue Stearns
Washington Stevens Big Stone
10 10 17 17 17
24 2 1
24 24 2b
25 25 25
Nobles..... Rem llle..
Lincoln... Rock lie Sueur..
Chisago Becker Todd. Redwood. Carver....
Houston. Murray Chippewa
Roe Johnson Biowu.
Smith. Sacket Giddis Doane Gerald.
Bamara Helm Barker
Mclntyre. Rollevson Day.
Albert Lea October 2
Ancient Order of United "Workmen,
The sixth annual convention of the order of
United Workmen of the state of Minnesota was
held in St Paul on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Representatives were present fsom all parte of
the state. The grand lodge was represented by
T. H. Presnell, Duluth M. Sheire, St. Paul
G. H. Taiaey, Donnelly.
The report of the grand receiver was submit
ted and accepted. It shows the receipts as
$46,781.33 and the expenditures $38 146.19,
leaving a balance on hand of $8,635 14. Oth
er reports showed the order to be in a nour
ishing condition. The reports show that eigh
teen deaths have occurred during the past year,
that there is a present membership of 2,300,
and the sum collected for insurance was $37,-
942. Thirty-six thousand dollars of this sum
has been paid out on the policies of dec edents
during the year.
An amendment to the original constitution
was offered and adopted allowing sub-lodges
that meet weekly the privilege of electing offi
cers semi annually instead of annually as here
tofore The convention designated St Paul as
the place for the next annnal meeting. The
followin ggrand officers were elected for the
P. G. M. W.J. M. Nye, Wells.
G. M. W A. L. Levi, Minneapolis.
G. C. H. Roberts, Rochester.
G. O.E. H. Stevens, St Paul.
G. R.W. Chenv, Minneapolis.
G. R.J. J. McCardy, St. PauL
G. J Gidings, Anoka.
G. W.E. Bigelow, Austin
Grand TrusteesL. Tan Slyck, Hastings, for
a term of three years.
J. W. Soule, Rochester, for a term of one
J. Nye, Wells T. H. Presnell, Duluth A.
H. Tai*ey, Donnelly were elected as repre
sentatives to the supreme lodge of the United
States, which meets at Cincinnatim June.
The grand recorder's Balary was fixed at
$800 for the ensuing year, including all ex
Secombe's Injunctions Denied.
At Minneapolis Mr. D. A. Secombe filed an
affidavit of no answer in the matter of the ap
plication for a writ of injurction to issue against
Chas. KittelBon, as treasurer of the state of
Minnesota, to prevent his paying the intereet
on the new bonds issued to take Hp tne old
State railroad bonds, and applied for judgment
and the relief demanded in the complaint in
said action. Judge Young almost immediately
filed the following decision:
This action coming on to be heard upon the
application of the plaintiff for the relief de
manded therein, for want of an answer and
the plaintiff having been heard upon the said'
application, it is ordered that the applica ion
be and heje-byis denied. A. H. YOUNG, Judge.
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