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luued Every Thursday it Morris, Stevens Co., Minnesota. W.J. MUNRO, EDITOR AND Olcial Pager of Tillaje anl Couty. Termst 92.00 per Year In Advance. THE crop prospects in England continue to be of a discouraging character. The season is among the latest recorded, and dry, harsh winds have Already given the wheat a yellowish tinge. GEORGE 11. WENDLIS», who has made some reputation as a lecturer, especially by his elaborate arguments against Col. Bob Iugersoll's notions, has become editor of the Bloomington. 111., u e i n So rapidly has the growing wheat in the northwest recuperated, since the growing weather set in, that good crops are expected. Corn and oats are backward as yet, but a few weeks of torrid heat will work wonders for their benefit. THERE have been enormous losses this year from mining speculations. Tho ag gregate amounts to many millions, but peo ple who have been badly bitten are not apt to squeal. There is scarcely a village in the north and west that does not harbor victims of the craze. THERE is a great deal of wild talk against the oppressions of corporate monopolies, and a seeming forgetfulness that the rem edy is in the hands of the people. The de cision of the supreme court of the United States in the granger suits covers the whole ground of complaint. All that is now re quired is sympathetic and incorruptible legislators. THIS year of our Lord promised to be the dullest, politically, of a decade, but the ex tra session of the senate and the Cockling business has changed the whole situation, and the politicians, great and small, are buzzing the atmosphere and actually dis turbing the serenity of people who had hoped to let politics severely alone, for this season at least. SECRETARY WISDOM only suspended the ruling of Secretary Sherman on cotton ties, and having fully investigated the case, he sustains his predecessor—cotton ties will hereafter not be classed as hoop-iron, and, instead of a duty of eighty, it will be subject to a duty of only thirty-five per cent. This ruling causes great indignation among the six manufacturers they will ap peal to the courts and organize a lobby to have the law altered by congressional action. ONE of the "star-route contracts, which was a expedited" from $6,330 to $14-1,622 ran from Yinita, in Idaho, to Las Yegas, in New Mexico. The investigation showed that no mail was carried on the route. The messenger took an emjrty mail bag, car ried it into the sage brush, looked about him until the afternoon, and came in bring ing back the empty bag. This was a little worse than the empty mail bag from St. Paul to St. Louis, whose transmission back and forth cost $150,000 a year. DCBISO the first four months of the cur rent year 20.983,999 bushels of grain were shipped from New York in foreign vessels and not one bushel on an american vessel for a foreign port. Of these foreign ves sels carrying grain 363 were steairers and 212 sailing vessels. Our navigation laws, prohibiting the purchase of foreign vessels, have given foreigners full passession of the field. The germans are wiser in this re spect. They buy or build their vessels on the Clyde, where they can be obtained cheaper than at home, and run them with profitable results. THE prohibition legislation of last winter in various states, developed some remark able peculiarities. North Carolina, for in stance, has a bill passed by the last legis lature. so worked that if the people vote, by majority, against prohibition, they only vote against the enforcement of the penal ties prescribed by the law, and not against the prohibition of liquor licenses. Next August the vote will be taken for or against the prohibitory liquor law, and if a large majority of North Carolinians vote against the bill, they only vote against the prose cution of persons who violate tho law, (he law standing intact. In other words, the majesty of the law, pure and simple, is re lied upon as a moral agent, without penal ties for its violation. GEN. BENJAMIN F. BUTLER has been the subject of many rough charges in the news papers, and at last deigned to answer some of the most damaging. He has written a clergyman in Trenton, N. J., a circumstan tial account of the manner in which Gen. Twiggs' swords and certain silver plate came into his possession when he was commanding at New Orleans, and has explained the disposition made of them. The swords were first depos ited in the United States treasury, and were afterwards restored to Gen. Twiggs' daughter. The silver was turned over to GeD. Butler's successor at New Orleans, and he has inventoiies and recipts for all of it. In all suits against him the plaintiffs have been non-suited, and he claims that the sea of calumny dashed against him was without just cause. THE report of the committee on statistics made at the annual meeting of the National Board of Underwriters, held in New York last week showed that 293 companies re ceived $61,934,305 in fire and $8,043,056 in marine and inland premiums in 1880, an in crease over the previous year of $10,931, 430. Losses in the same year, $33,578,698 through fire. The inland and marine loss ea amounted to $57,344,047, an increase over the year preceding of $2,559,184. The expenses were $24,203,211, and the profits of the business $7,501,423, out of which $1,940,327 were earned by foreign flOmpanies. Special efforts were made last year to punish incendiaries, and it appears that convictions numbered fourteen, and eight rewards were paid aggregating $18. 000. New rules and rates were adopted for manufactories and other establishments running by night. VILLAGE improvement associations are springing up in all the eastern states, and some have been organized at the west, principally devoted to arboriculture and kindred work, the cnltivation of public •pirit and town pride, the quickening of tbe intellectual life of the people, securing hvgenic conditions, improving roads and tide walks and public grounds. Utility, taste and poetry touch and blend at many points in the admirable work of these vil l*Re improvement associations, but the 'paramount work at the west is tree planting. "There is something nobly sweet and pure," ,«aid Washington Irving, "in a taste for toees. It argues a sweet and generous na latere." It was the simple beauty he had -created at Marshfield—the grassy lawns, fc.'"f^be shaded approaches, the hundreds of »trees of his planting—that bound Daniel NEWS SUMMARY. RAILROADS. Sfoee July 1880, G, 130 miles of new rail road mail service havo been established by the postoflice department. Over twelve thousand men draw pay from the Chicago. Milwaukee & 81 Paul Railroa. company. This is .in increase of 2,102 since last June. A St. Peter dispatch says: The Chicago Mil waukee A St. Paul railroa'd company has tiled in the register of deeds' office for this county a mortgage in favor of the Farmer's Loan and Trust rompauy of Now York. The amount se cured bv the mortgage is $9,000,000, and is to be used on tbe extension of their road from Maiikato to Minneapolis. RECOKU OF CRIME. John Scover, proprietor of extensive marble cutting works, at Montreal, has been arrested at the instance of employes on a charge of stealing tombstones from the cemetery. The body of a woman found murdered in Gutteuling'woods, New Jersey, has been iden tified as Nina Miller, just married to a man named Louis Kettler, who immediately escaped to Europe. Frank Lucas, who two years ago was connec ted with a safe blowing job at Lansing, Iowa, and sentenced to ten vears imprisonment, has had a new trial at which his sentence was made twelve years, less the seven months already served. C. W. Benson, a Swede, in the employ of Capt. E. Noyes, of Tower City, Dakota, was re turning from his claim, he was stopped about fifteen miles south of New Buffalo by two mou, who drew a gun on him and told him to deliver. At this he threw up his hands and they robbed him of $50, and then left for the west FIRES AND OTUElt CASUALTIES. Two shocks of earthquake shook up Conto cook, N. H., a few days ago. J. W. Stokes,at St. Louis,a freight conductor, was knocked down by a moving car and killod. Nicholas' sawmill, at Beaver, on the Wiscon con Valley railroad, was entirely consumed by fire. Ten men lost their lives at Scranton, Kansas, by fire in a coal mine belonging to W.L. Green. Washington news. At New London, Wisconsin., while playing upon the bank of the river, in the rear of her father's residence, Eflie, the five-year-eld daughter of Thomas Logau, a leading business man of that city, fell into the stream and was drowned. Eddie Tost, aged eighteen, Alice, his sister, aged twelve, and Miss Colton, aged thirteen, were boat-riding on tho Coon river, Des Moines, Iowa, when the row-lock got caught in a snag, and the current, running heavy, upset the boat and all were drowned. F. A. Chester, traveling for a firm in Mil waukee, was killed while attempting to jump on a moving freight train on the Wisconsin Cen tral railroad. He was formerly a press repor ter, was about -H years of age and leaves a father aud mother in New Hampshire. By the sudden caring in of Golden Terra mine in the Homestake circle of the Black Hills, Thomas Green, James Farley and James Beakey were killed aud several others wounded. Eleven men were imprisoned in tho mine for twenty hours, but were Anally dug out. By the explosion at Witlier's miJl, eighteen milee east of Black River Falls. Julis Rickey, one of the employee, was struck in the back of the head by a steam pipe, crushing his brains out, and causing his death instantly. Lute Lowrie had the top of his head blown entirely off just above tho eyes, and presented a terri ble spectacle. The surgeon in attendance says that every bone in Lowrie's body is broken. Another employe was terribly mangled, and the doctor says he cannot live. CURRENT EVENTS. John S. Barron, assistant editor of the North American Review, has been missing several weeks from Boston. Congressman James O'Brien of New York, has been divorced from his wife on account of her intemperance and violent disposition. The army worm has made its appearance in New York destroying a'l kinds of vegetation. The ravages of the worm extend over the whole of northern New York. A law passed by the legislature of Texas, and Koing into effect July 1, gives to all resi dents of the State, worth less than $1,000, a land certificate for 1,2 *0 acres of land on con dition of having been permanently disabled by weunds received during service in the confed erate army. Miss Edith Longfellow, daughter of tlis poet, is about twenty years of age. She is the subject of one of her father's best po ems. She has been traveling in California with the families of Professor Horsford, of Harvard, and of Mr. Durnnt, the founder of the Wellesley College for young ladies. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. Stanley Matthews has taken the oath as Judge of the Supreme Court, and theChief Justice has ordered that Mr. Justice Bradley be relieved from duty in tho Sixth circuit, and that Mr. Justice Matthews be assigned to that circuit in his stead. In all other respects the allotment made by the court on May 2 last is continued in force. In the multitude of opinions about the Conk ling resignation Senator Vest is quoted as fol lows: "We will go right ahead, confirm the president's nominations at once, and send him a message asking if he has any further business to communicate. If he has not we will adjourn immediately. The Democrats are in a major ity again, and we propose to do business." Leading Republicans from Virginia state that it has been fully determined to call a party con vention, the time to be Hbortly after the Mahone convention. It is expected "that the Republi cans will endorse tho platform (all but the debt clause) aud nominees but they want the chance to consider them first, and they have also de termined on maintaining intact their organiza tion. President Garfield has a letter from Gen. Grant dealing with the Robertson matter, and advising his withdrawal. The president's pri vate secretary was asked to favor the public with its publication, but refused to make it public on the ground that the matter was set tled as far as tho president was concerned, and he did not propose to be continually passing before tho public aud arguing the rights of the administration to make such nominations as it saw fit. The matter is settled, and there is no reason in presenting arguments for or against it There being now pending in the war depart ment great numbers of volunteers' pension claims, which cannot be satisfactorily verified for want of information which the missing rec ords of discontinued volunteer commands would afford, and it having become known that officers of the late volunteer forces have still in their possession, or under their control, books and other records pointing to their corps, divisions, brigades, regiments and companies, Adjt. Gen. Drum lias issued a circular calling attention to tho fact that all such b»oks and records should be deposited'in tho adjutant gen eral's office, and requesting that they be for wardod without delay to tho adjutant general crowds of people lined the streets leading to the place were the review of troops took place. The czar took a horse near tho place of review, and the empress took an open carriage. They passed along five linos of troops, followed by a large suite and tho usual foreign military rep presentatives. The troops, who numbered 50, 000, received the czar with enthusiasm. FOREIGN NEWS NOTES. Hessy Helfmanri, sentoncod for complicity in the murder of the czar, and reprieved on ac count of her delicate condition, has been de livered of a still-born child. She will soon be executed. A dispatch from Nice says Count Harry Earl Edward von Arnim, tho Prussian diplomatist, is dead. Count von Arnim was the German em bassador at Paris, and was subsequently found guilty by liis court of state on the charge of betraying his country, offending the emperor, and insulting Bismark and foreign officers, ana sentenced to five years penal servitude. The Irish land bill was read a second time in the House of commons on the 10th. Lord Elchos' motion that the leading provisions of the bill are economically unsound, unjust and unpolitic was rejected—NayB 356, ayes 176 The announcement of the vote was received with loud cheers from the supporters of the ministry. Parnell's withdrawal from the house with about eighteen of his followers with* out voting was greeted with derision. Mr. Grubb, of Rathmines, Dublin, has completed the largest refracting telescope in the world. The object-glass in this in strument is twenty-seven inches in diame ter, or one inch larger thnn that of the Washington refractor, made by Clark. This great telescope was constructed bv the Au- Vebster, CfL Strongly to that MqoMterod etro-Hungarian government, and is placed spot. w in the Observatory at Vienna. DOINGS OF CONGRBSS. The Extra Session or the Senate. MONDAY, MAT 10. The resignation of Senators Conkling and Piatt of Now York wore laid beforo the senato. Mr. Burniide from tlie committee ou foreign relations reported back favorably from that committee a resolution declaring the coueent of tho United States government to be a con dition precedent to tho construction of ship ca nals or othor ways for tho transportation of sea-going vessola across tho isthmus connect ing North and South America, and also to rules aud regulations under which other nations Bhall participate in the use of such canals or other ways. Mr. BurnBido gave notice that he would call it up to-morrow. Mr. McMillan said that in the controversy with tho senator from Missouri (Vest), some weeks ago, upon the state debt of Minnesota, he had stated that tho bonds kuown as the rail road bonds, had been fraudulently issued, and had subsequently stated that they had been is sued by the governor of tho state under a mandamus from the supreme court lie did not wish to bo understood as implicating the governor or suprome court in fraud, but there was a deep-rooted conviction in the state that In other respects the bonds were fraudulent and that it was tho duty of the state not to pro vide for their payment. He defended the state against the charge of repudiation, and declared that if it should appear that the railroad bonds were not fraudulent tho people of Minnesota would bo willing to pay every dollar of them. The senate then went into executive session. The senate coutirmed Richard A. Ellmer, New York, pocond assistant postmaster general: J. Henry Wilson, collector of customs, District of Columbia Walter C. Brundage, surveyors of customs, Michigan City H. H. Hunt, Jr., collector of customs, district of Montana and Idaho: Chaa. E. Henry, United States marshal, D. C. United States consuls, Albert L. Dow, Aleppy, India Sidney A. Cooper, Guttenberg, Ernest Oppenheini, Cadiz M. O. Walker, B. Noyes, Venice T. M. Eeder, Guyaquil A. Rhoades, Rouen John A. H. Halderman, consif general at Bangkok. TUESDAY, MAT 17. Mr. Davis, (W. Va.), aftor the reading of the journal, inquired ironically of Mr. Dawes whether he was now ready to proceed with con sideration of the resolutions for the election of senate officers. Mr. Dawes took the matter seriously, and considerable feeling was shown on his part. The senate weut into executive session. Th nomination of Fred Douglass to be recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia was con firmed Tho nomination of W. E. Chandler to be solicitor general will bo allowed to die with the expiration of tho session of tho senate. The nomination of W. H. Robertson to be collector of the port of New York was reported favorably to the senate from the committee of which Mr. Conkling, before his resignation, was chairman. It is understood that Senators McMillan of Minnesota, Cameron of Wisconsin, Jones of Nevada aud Farley of California were members of the committee"voting against con firmation. Mr. Bayard offered the following, which was laid on the table for future action: Resolved, That a committee consisting of two senators, be appointed by the chair to wait up on the president and inquire if he has any other business to lay before the senate. Adjourned. WEDNESDAY, MAT 10. The business in open session was unimport ant Senator Bayard offered a resolution far appointing a committee of two Senators to wait upon the President an£ inquire whether he had any further business to communicate to the senate. Adopted, and Senators Bayard and Cameron, Pennsylvania, appointed as such committee, and immediately proceeded to the executive mansion. The senate took a recess for an hour, and when the committee returned it reported that the president had 200 more nominations to make, and would send them in as rapidlv as possible. The following nominations were sent to the senate in the afternoon: Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Pleni potentiary—Thos. A. Osborn of Kansas, to Brazil, vlco Hillard recalled Judson A. Kil patrii k of New Jersey, to Chili, vioo Osborne traLSferred Stephen A Hulbert of Illinois, to Peru, vice Christiancy recalled: Lewis A. Wal lace of Indiana, minister resident to Turkey Geo H. Manuy of Tennessee, minister resident to Columbia, vice Dickman recalled Jeremiah ttuak of Wia.-ousin, charge de affairs to Para guay and Uruguay, vice Cadwell recalled Hor ace A. Taylor of Wisconsin, consul at Marseil les, France, vice Gould recalled Alex. Boreman, United States district jndge, western district of Louisiana Ross Wilkenson, United States marshal, eastern district of Ten neesee G. M. Thomas, United States attorney, Kentucky Rear Admiral E. T. Nichols, chief of the bureau of yards aud docks, navy depart ment Geo. M. Crumb, receiver of public moneys, Ironton, Mo. Thomas J. Jordan of Pennsylvania, Indian agent at Ponca agency, Indian Territory E. A. Stone, Ohio, Indian agent for Fort flale agency, Idaho C. Main, District of Columbia, Indian agent for Lemhi agency, Idaho. A. C. Wedge, collecter of internal revenue, first district of Minnesota H. C. Ripley, col lector of internal revenue, sixth district of Mich igan Madison Davis, surveyor of customs, At lanta H. B. Taliaferro, United States Attorney or Western district of Louisiana J. C. Weeks, United States Marshal, Western district of Louisiana. The nomination of Badeau as charge de af fairs to Denmark was withdrawn. THUTtSDAT, MAT 1». Immediately after meeting to-day. Senator Kellogg called up his resolution calling upon the head of departments for information as to the names of officers, clerks and employes borne upon the department rolls, the date of appointment, the State to which oach is charg ed, tho compensation received, and whether such officers ai e white or colored. The object of this revision is to discover the truth of the frequently repea ed assertions that many sena tors aud members congress have obtained the appointment of clerks and other officers of the government improperly, having them as signed to States in which the appointees have n ver lived. The New Englina senators are charged with having jobbed in patronage to an extraordinary (.egree. Tho lesolution was passed, (hough strongly opposed by Morrill and Sherman. The senate went into executive session, when the following nominations were confirmed: Blanche K. Bruce, o Mississippi, register of the treasury. G. B. Loring, of Massachusetts, commission er of agriculture, to take effect June 30, next Abner Tibbits, collector of customs, port of Del Norte, Tex. Thomas A. Reeves, United States marshal eastern district of Tennessee. Collector of Iuternal Revenue—Francis H. Pierrepont, second district of West Virginia R. Rowett, fourth district of Illinois B. H. Lang strom, fifth district of Missouri A. C. Wedge, first district of Minnesota. J. M. Rusk, charge d' iff airs of the United States at Paraguay and Uruguay. Thomas A. Osborne, minister of the United States at Brazil, vice W. Hillard, recalled. Horace Taylor, consul of the United States at Marseilles, France. Georgo M. Anty, minister residont to the Uni ted States of Columbia. Thomas D. Dunman, postmaster at Corinth, Mississippi. Lewis Wallace of Indiana, United States min ister to Turkey. Stephen A. Hurlbut, of Illinois, minister to Peru. Judson Kilpatrick, of New Jersey, minister to Chili. John E. Clements, of Louisiana, United States oonBtil atGuatamala. 8. B. Talinferro, of Wisconsin, attorney for the Western district of Louisiana. Henrj C. Riplev, collector of internal revenue, Sixth district of Michigan. Madison Davis, surveyor of customs, Atlanta, Ga. The president sent to the senate the following New York nominations: Stewart L. Woodford, to be district attorney of the southern district: A. W. Tenney, to be district attorney of the eastern district: Henry E. Knox, to bo marshal of the southern district: C. D. McDordgall, to bo marshal of the north ern district Charles A. Gould to be collector of customs, Buffalo, N. Y. Tho list originally sent in contained the names of L. F. l'ay no to he marshal of tho southern district and John Tylor to be oolleotor at Buf falo. I81SAY, MAT 20—LAST SAT. floffli after the senate mot It wont fnto execu tive session and remained with closed doors un til a few moments of tho hour of it* adjourn ment When tho doors wore thrown open Senator Harris was in the chair. The galleries were empty, and the sossion ended with as lit tle fuss as if the senate had only adjourned over until to-morrow. Tho customary formality ©f electing a president pro tempore was omitted, because the Domocrats, happoning to be in an accidental majority, were loth to take advan tage of that fact for party purposes. The senato confirmed the following nom inal iois: Walter R. White, of Maine, United States at torney for Idaho. James C. Weaks, United States the western district of Louisana. THE VOLUME Y. MORRIS, STEVENS COUNTY MINNESOTA,THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1881. NUMBER 6. Albert W. Bush, of Indiana, collector of cus toms for tlio district of Paget Sound, Washing ton Territory. Thomas Jordan, of Pennsylvania, Indian agent of the Ponca agency, Iadiau Territory. W. Woodford, Tenny, McDougall and Knox for tho New York attorneyships and marshal ships. Glenui W. Schofleld as judge of the court of olaims. Clias A. Gould collector of customs for the district of Buffalo, N. Y. John F. Drapo, surveyor of customs, Pitts burg. J. H. Gray, oollector of customs, Alexandria, Va. United States Consuls—J.B. Glover, Indiana, Havre, France G. F. Mosher, New Hampshire, Nice, Franco W. Wells, Michigui, Rotter dam M. B. Wharton, Georgia, Sonneburg E. H. Rogers, Nebraska, Chemnitz. E. A. Stone, Indian agent for Fort Hall agen cy, Idaho. The senate rejected the nomination of W. E. Chandler as solicitor general. A vote was then taken, which resulted in its rejection by five majority, as follows: Yeas, 19 republicans, and nays, 23 democrats and Senator Cameron of Pennsylvania. The only otiior republican present and unpaired wko did not vote in favor of the confirmation was Senator MitchoU ai Pennsylvania, who withheld his vote~*mm either side. PiMtofiiee Changes Daring the Week Eadiag May 14. 1881. MINNESOTA. Established— Aldal, Polk county, Edward H. Cornelius, postmaster Othello, Olmsted connty, Cornelius White, postmaster. Discontinued—Gilbert, Rice county. Postmasters appointed—Belle Creek, Good hue county, A. W. Petersdorf Brush Creek, Faribault county, Ole Harmond Donnelly, Stevens county, J. P. E. Favrow Long Prairie, Todd county, Alvin M. Crowell Irving, Kandi yohi county, George Haywood Verdi, Lincoln county, Albert F. Henry. IOWA. Discontinued—Fox Point, Tama county. Postmasters appointed—Ballycl ughf Du buque county, Miehatl Duggan: Bevmgton, Madison couuty, Campbell Hugh art Faulk ner, Franklin county, F. S. Whitney Haw thorn Montgomery connty, F. C. Tolrnan Jackson Center, Webster county, Mrs. Lydia Hollingswo^th Jacksonville, Chickasaw county, Charles Wilson New Haven, Mitchell county, Robert Riordau Tibbitt, Polk county, E. H. Addison. DAKOTA. Established—Fertile, Pembina county, Or mundT. Hjerndal, postmaster Grandin, Cass county, John D. Taylor, Postmaster Moun tain, Pembina county, Harald Thorlakson, E'aily, ostmaster Sheyemie, Barnes county, James postmaster. Postmasters appointed—Ta-ton-kay, Spink county, Robert W Toone Win ton, Lake coun ty, Geo. W. Wright WISCONSIN. Established—Tracy, Shawano county,Michael Groninger, postmaster. Discontinued—Blake, Jackson county, Spirit, Pierce couuty. Name changed— Nashotah Mission, Wauke sha county, to Nashotah, and Truman W. Sey mour appointed postmaster. Postmasters Appointed—Brookside Station, Oconto county, H. D. Coel Chandler, Burnett county, W. C. Scribuer Iron Mountain, Dodgo county, Charles O. Pago Liberty, Veruon county, Allen Rusk: Millhouse, Manitowoc county, Geoise Deit en thaler: New Centervilie, St. Croix county, John Watson: New Haven, Adams county, B. A. Morey Pensaukee, Ocon to county, Alexander P. MoCaul Sand Creek, Dunn county, Julius Field Strong's Prairie, Adams county, Mrs. Lucie K. Babcock. Personal Paragraphs. One tragic phase of the recent execution in Russia lay in the fact that the judge who pronounced the death sentence upon Sophie Pieroffska was a companion of her child hood, and once a suiter of her hand. Detroit has a high society scandal in a breach-of-promise suit brought by Sylvia De Leon, th® beautiful daughter of a Jack son county, farmer pursuing her art of stud ies in Detroit, against Col. J. W. Romeyer, a son ef Theodore Romeyer, with whom he is a partner in one of the leading law firms of the state. The girl's folks are rich but she wants $10,000 of Romeyer's money. It is well known that the queen enter tained the most sincere regard for Lord Beaconsfield, and treated him with marks of personal friendship many touching proofs of this appear among his papers. Ho was himself proud to show the pretty valentines he received every year with the signature from "your affectionate sover eign. William Linwood, a great Oxford school ar, once had the boldness to assert that, with the exception of the late Prof. Felton, of Harvard university, he never yet en countered an American who could correctly constrew 10 lines of iEschylus or read 10 lines of Virgil without perpetrating a false quantity. The house on Curzon street, London, in which Lord Beaconsfield died, was one he had taken on a seven years' lease, and fitted np in great splendor, intending to give a series of parliamentary dinners, and make it the rendezvous of all who were brilliant and distinguished in the London political and literary world. But he wa6 never able to give even one of those entertainments. He had occupied the house only three months when he died. Alexander III. has promoted to a captaincy the young lieutenant who wrapped his own mantle around the wounded Czar just after the explosion. It was in this mantle that the murdered man was taken to the Winter Palace. "I have bought you a new cloak," said the young Czar to the soldier. "I shall keep the other." He has also given the youth a present of 1,200 roubles. A young woman of Springfield, Mass., was determined to circumvent a young man whom she suspected of a desire to escort her home from the Baptist church sociable. The entertainment was held in the base ment, and she laid a plan to gain the audi ence-room above by means of the back stairs and to escape thence to the street while her would-be cavalier was prepering to pounce upon her at the basement door. All went well when a false step in the dark ness sent her splashing into the baptistry, which had remained since the prevons Sunday. The Springfield Republican gives the fol lowing as a complete list of newspaper men who hold seats in the senate: Senator Hawley is principal proprietor of the Hart ford Courant, Anthony owns part of the Providence Journal, Jones of Nevada owns tho San Francisco Post, Plumb tho Empo ria, Kan., News, Hill ownB in part the Denver Tribune, Fair owns part of the Vir ginia City Enterprise, Allison has stock in the Burlington Haiekeye, and Mahone owns the Richmond Whig, or most of it. The house has several more. It is a good thing, no doubt, for a senator *4o own a newspaper if he can afford it bqt rule, it makes a poor newspi^Dsr. Lord Lome has $50,00(1 year and a furnished house as Governor? General of Canada. His wife has $30,000 ay ear from parliament, and also had a dot of $150,000, which may be presumed to add $3,000 a year more to their income, so that if the Duko of Argyll adds $14,000 a year they have $100,000, which for a childless couple is comfortable. The economy practiced at Rideau Hull is very strict. The Duke of Argyll began life poor for his position, but economical habits, and the rise in value of land for many years, have made him afflu ent. He has also received a large BOtt of publio money as salary. What Scares a Woman. From Puck. Notice a woman when she receives a tel egram. How it does scare her! She for trem bles like a dish of jelly, and imagines all sorts of things. Her husband has fallen down the hatchway at his warehouse. Her Johnny has gone out sailing and is drowned. Her sister has been scalded to death. Nothing short of a fatal accident quite fills the bill of her imagination. When she finally summons courage to tear open the envelope, she finds a message from her husband warning her that he will bring a customer to dinner, and sho immediately calls her children together and instructs them not to ask for twice for raspberries as there's ]nst enough to go uoond, Mid give the visitor a few extra. LIVELY POLITICAL SENSATION. Senators Conkling' and Piatt Resign Their Scats in the Senate of the United States. The New York Legislature Being in Session They Will Seek Indorsement Through the Medium of Ite-IClectlon. The senate of the United States on Monday, and the country as well, had a gonuiuo sensa tion. Senators Roscoe Conkling and Thomas 0. Piatt of IS ew York rewigned thoir seats in the senate. Gov. Cornell was notified of the resig nation by mail, and tho senate and the country was informed of tho fact by the vice presidoni This is tho culmination of the controversy be tween the president and tlio New York senators over the nomination of Judge Robertson to be collector of the port of New York. The secret was admirably kept and when the clerk of tho senate read tho formal notice signed by Mr. Conkling and Mr. Piatt that they had resigned, tho excitement was intense. Conkling's resignation is as follows: WASHINGTON, May 10, 1881.—To Hon. O. A. Arthur, Vice President: Sir—Will you please announce to the sonata that my resig nation as senator of the United States senate, from the State of New York, has been forward ed to tho governor of that State. I have the honor to be, with great respect, your obedient servant, ROSCOE CONKLING. Tho resignation of Senator Piatt is almost identical with Conkling's. The letters of senator Conkling and senator Piatt to Gov. Cornell, containing their resigna tions, ia very long, and gives the sole reason, which is the nomination of Mr. Roberston as collector of New York. Tho principal objection to Mr. Roberston is thus stated: "We know of no personal or political service rendered by Mr. Robertson so trancendent that tho eolleetorship of New York should be taken in the midst of an unexpired term and given hiin. Of Mr. Robertson it is reported by the New York Tribune that liis nomination was a reward for his action as a delegate to the nation al convention. If Mr. Robertson, in his action, was inlluenced by a sense of duty, if ho voted and acted his honest convictions, it is difficult to see what claim he has for any re ward, not to speak of such a great reward, the action, of which an estimate is thus invited, is understood. By this Mr. Robertson and sixty-nine other men accepted from the state convention a certain trust. They sought and accepted the position of agents or delegates to the national conven tion. The state convention declared its plainly stated judgement and policy was to bo ob served and supported by those it commissioned. To this declaration all sent as delegates gave implied consent. But several of them, in ad dition to this, made most specific personal pledges and engagements to exert themselves good faith throughout to secure the nomina tion of Gen. Grant They made this pledge as a means of obtaining their own appointment as delegates, and they did, as is to us both per sonally kuown, obtain their seats in the national convention upon the faith of their personal statements of their earnestness and fidelity. The obligation thus assumed we understood to involve the integrity as much as the obligation ol one who receives the proxy of a stockholder in a corporjfion upon the pledge and promise to vote as his principal would vote. Whether Mr. Robertson was not himself bound, not only by honor and implication, but by ex pressly giving his word, becomes quite imma teral in view of the claim made for him It is insisted that he "organized the bolt," or it has been sometimes stated that he was the leader of the "bolt" That is to say that he invited, per suadedan^ induced others whom he knew had given tmnl word and had obtained their seats by doing so, to violate thoir word and betray not only the republicans assembled in state convention, but the republicans of their dis tricts as well, who had trusted iu their honor. Whoever counsels and procures another to do a dishonorable act must share with that other the guilt and should also the odium of guilt at tached to it. We are, therefore, wholly un able, upon whatever ground we put it, to see justification for ourselves should wo become parties to using public trusts which belong to tho people, to require such service in such mode." The senators say, in conclusion, that they think it right aud proper to submit the matter of their difference with the President to the legislature now in session. A friend who called upon President Garfield late in tho afternoon, reports him as in good spirits and not disturbed. "What docs lie '•ay about it!" was asked. •'Oh! he says he has nothing to do with the case, aud that these resignations will not hurt anybody. "Will he take any official notice of it?" "Not in Hie least. Ho will go right along about his duties as if seuate resignations never occurred. Ho does not believe that Senators Conkling and Ph-tt are men of such vast im portance that the country will be thrown into a spasm Viy their resignations. In speaking of it he said he believed the sun would rise in the morniug as usual." "Did he say anything about the possibility that Conkling and Piatt might not be returned?" "He said that if they should fail at re-elec tion, the joko would be upon them. He seems to think, however, that the two senators care fully learned their ground before they made the jump. In other words they know what to expect from the legislature. The president had given tho New York sena tors credit for ordinary sense and discretion, but this move somewhat shook his confidence in their judgment If the senators concocted this plan to aunov the president they failed in their purpose. It gives him no trouble only so far as it bears upon the fall campaign in New York. To have that great State go into Demo cratic hands tho first year of his ad ministration would bo deeply regretted by the president From the recent per formance of the New York senators he is led to believe that they will not exert themselves to prevent this catastrophe Senator Conkling has several times intimated that the president'* course as he called it, would be disastrous to the party in New York, and he seems to be willing to let the experiment be tried. The Conkling men say that the loss of Now York would be a rebuke to the White House which would attract the attention of the country. The ConkliDg side is thus presented by a warm friend: It means that Senators Conkling and Piatt will not be insulted and outraged by this administration. They have known from the first that the nomination of Mr. Robertson was Blaine's declaration of war against the rul ing element of the republican party iu New York. Thof know that Robertson was appoint ed to crush Conkling and destroy his influence if possible. They had done eveiything they could to prevent this bitter war in tho republicau party. They showod that they had the republi can party of New York behind them and that only a small rinp: of disorganizes and bolters supported Roberston. But the pre»idout re fused to listen to any appeals for peace aud harmony. Conkling and Piatt then appealed to the Republican senators to unite with them iu saving the Republican party in Kew York from disorganization, to help them to secwre the state in the coming election. But the Republi can senators preferred to stick to the sido which control the patrouago, and Mr. Conkling de termined that he would not sit in the seuate and see such an outrage put upon tho party he has so ably organized and brilliantly led in New York Mr. Piatt agreed with him and they have resigned. Yot no doubt they will appeal to their party for approval or disapprov al of their course, and any man whe KUOWS anything about the republican party in New Yerk will tell you that Conkling and Piatt will be endorsed with a vim." The news did not creato great excitement at Vlbany. Tho most gonoral impression, is,how ever, that both tho resiguing senators will be ro-olected, and thus show a legislative endorse ment of the position they havo occupied, in or der to counteract the influence of tho resolu tions of the senate and assembly endorsing senator Robertson's nominations. LATER INFORMATION FKOM VARIOUS SOUBCE8' Washington dispatches say that so far, dili gent inquiries among the sonators of both par ties by the Western Associated Press reporter all elicit tho opinion that Conkling ox poets to be re-elected. There is no difference of opinion about this, though a few suggest that possibly he may find it harder to get back than he had supposed. Tho President has said that every member of his cabinet endorses and approves his every action in connection with Robertson, and that tho cabinet is in entire harmony with the President Postmaster General James, though he signed with Conkling, Piatt and Arthur the protest against Robertson, is now in entire harmony with tho President, Tho Now York Herald corrosponden says, in regard to tlio dual retirement, all who Bpoke of the action of tho New York senators, iuoluding the most influential and earnest supporters of Jot.kling, express tho conviction that it was a blunder, anil that whatever may be the result o far as Conkling or Piatt are individually con oernod, it is likely to seriously aCfeot the re publican partv iu Now York. It appears, that both Gov. Cornell and Sen ator Pktt had decided to support Robortson, because they thought such a courso would har monize tho discordant elements iu tho State of New York. When Conkling, however, learned of the nomination, and their deter mini Uon, he was so indignant they were compelled to with hold their cousent. THE FEELING IN NEW YOBK The Albany republican general committee to-night unanimously adopted resolutions en dorsing the action of Conkling and Piatt and ordorcd a copy sent to President Garfield. An Albany dispatch says: Tho opinion is growing that the senate will refuse to go into the election of the United States senators and leave this chance to the noxt legislature. Some senators think the question as to whether tho resigning senators should be returned and their conduct thus bo approved, ia ono the peoplo should have an opportunity to voto on. Administration members of tho legislature aro under determination to vote for no man for K uator who is not kuown to bo in cordial sym pathy with the administration, and they will under no circumstances voto for any man who has antagonized Mr. Garfield, or has avowed his purpose to do so. VIEWS OF BLAINK. Washington special: While Secretary Blaine will say nothing about the resignation of tho New York senators for publication, it is under stood his views are as follows: Senators Conkling and Piatt have resigned cither because being in defeat, they desire to iretire from public liie, or because thry desire to secure re-electicu from their leg islature. The legislature which recent ly electsd one of them to tVe senate, and still more recently warmly indorsed the nomination of Robertsou, will hesitate before indorsing their course in the matter of the New York nominations. Iu any ease, they havo done a childish thing, from which they will reap no benefit, but their action does not affect the administration in tho slightest. Wo shall cout-nuo iu the performance of our dutiisas though it had not occurred. We are neither surprisod nor disturbed, and it will make no difference in the action of the senate in the Robertson nomination. It will bo confirmed. On Wednesday the senate confirmed Judge Robertsou, as Collector of New York, without a demand for a vote and without any discussion. A dispatch containing the news was handed to Senator Robertson while the senate was in ses sion. The wildest excitement ensued. Amid cheering and the clapping of hands Mr. Sessions jumped up on his chair ani gave three cheers for Iioborteon, while Husted, who had come in from the assembly, also leapt upon a chair and aided in the cheering. Loomis then called for three cheers for President Garfield, which were given with a will A general handshaking followed, amid which the senate adjourned. There has been some talk of the New York senate refusing to go into an ellection to fill the vacancies, but the leaders of the anti-Conk ling elements declared that an election should take place that the legislature should not ad journ until a choice is made, and that neither of the resigned senators should be returned. Already names of candidates are mentioned, among them William A. Wheeler, William M. Evarts, Sherman A. Rogers, Judge I'olger, Warren Miller, Reuben E.Foutou,andChauucey M. Depew. The democrats will undoubtedly name Francis Kernan and ex-Gov. Lucius Rob inson. Wednesday evening, at Albany, Judge Rob ertson, in response to a serenade made a fine speech in support of tho President in which he said: Popular approval of the President's de termination maintain constitutional right has been such as was never vouchsafed to any oth er president I venture to say there "is no neighborhood within the United"States, a ma jority of whose inhabitants are not in full ac cord with the president on that question. The abolition of the unit rule, the defeat of tho third term project, the establishment of the principle of district representation at Chicago, and reaffirmation at Washington of the consti tutional right of the president to nominate to the senate aad to have such nomination con sidered by the senate, are hopeful evidences of the dawning of a brighter day in politics, when ndependence of action may be exercised within the fartv of any loyal member thereof without the certainty of "instant death beneath the wheels of the political Juggernaut Judge Robertson was followed by several senators in the same strain. Conkling sava he has nothing for publication about his policy, but the fact that his chief friends are gathering at Albany to insist upon his re-election indicates that they are informed of bis purpose. He is described as cool and game as ever. Tha report that the state senate will refuse to go into election, if that be neces sary to beat him, did not excite or alarm him. New York state is greatly excited over the situation. Tho anti Conkling element is en gaged in ringing bells, firing cannons, and rais ing bonfires, while Conkling's supporters are hard at work, but in a quiet way. FILLING THE VACANCIES. On the ll)th, in the New York Senate, the following message was received from the gov ernor To the legislature: The legislature is hereby respectfully notified that the two senatorial of fices by which the state of New York is enti tled to representation in the cougress of the United States are now vacant by the resigna tion of the late incumbents. [Signed] ALONZO B. CORNELL. This action of Gov. Cornell set at rest all doubts as to the day for the election of their successors. According to the revised statutes, the eloction will take place on the second Tues day after the legislature has received official notice. This will bo Tuesday, May 31. Rumors are plentiful from all quarters that neither Conkling nor Piatt wi be candidates for re-election, aud that neither can be electod, but thus far these gentlemen have given no sign of their intentions. There is no man in Albany authorized to say they are candidates for re-election, and no effort is in progress to secure that result Conkling is reported to havo said in Wash ington, that he did not intend to turn ,his band over to obtain a re-cleotion that he had submitted the issue to the Republican party of New York and would abide by its judgments without any attempt to influence it that if the New York Republicans chose to send another man here as senator, a mau who would labor, strive, endure and suffer to keep New York in the list of Republican States, he would utter no word of protest Ou the other hand, if the party decided to re-elect him he would resume his seat, but that he is not begging for it. STANLEY MATTHEWS. Biographical Sketch of the New Justice of the Supreme Court of the I nited States. From tho Cincinnati Gazette. Stanley Matthews was born at Cincinnati in 1824 while an infant, his parents removed to Lexington, Ky., where his father was professor of mathematics in Transylvania college, and then civil engineer in constructing railroads in 1832 lie ro urnod to Cincinnati, and became professor of Woodward high school, which Stanley entered as a pupil till 1839, when he entered Kcuyon college graduated the uext year became student at law in 1840 wentin 1842 to Maury county, Tennessee lived iu the family of Rev. John Hudson, Presbyterian, and assisted him at Uuion Seminary married the daughter of James Black of that county was admitted to the bar of Columbia, Teun". practiced law and put in sonio ^editorial work on tho Tennessee Democrat Thus was he educated, and a son of tho educated. Stanley returned presently to Cincinnati, was admitted to tho Ohio bar, and by the influence of Judge W. B. Cadwell was made assistant pros ecuting attorney for a torin of court, through which lie mado'his mark. Ho imbibed strong anti slavery sentiments from tho writings of Dr. Gamaliel Bailey, and succeeded him as edi tor of the Daily Herald, when ho went to Wash ington to start the National Era, and continued until the Herald died. The agitation of resist ance to slavery extension was rife, and the alli ance of the Democratic and Freo Soil parties broughtprominent anti-slavery men into politi cal life. Mr. Matthews was "elected clerk of the Ohio house of representatives in 1848 by the coalition that elected Mr. Chase sonator. In 1850 he returned to Cincinnati, and the year following, under the new constitution, waa elected a JUDGE OF TIIE COMMON PLEAS. Ill two years he resigned resumed practice with his former preceptor, Wortliington, as partuer. Li the merging and dissolving of the Free Soil party Mr. Matthews scttlod in tho Democratic party. In 1858 President Buchanan appointed him district attorney .for the southern district of Ohio which no resigned soon after Lincoln came in. When tho war of secession broke out, he volunteered, and was appointed by Gov. Dounison lioutouant colonel of the Twenty-third Ohio, then at Camp Chase. The regiment was on gaged in the operations in West Virginia in 18tl. In October of that year, Mathews was promoted to colonel of the Fifty-first Ohio, and served uuder Buell and his successors in tho army of tho Tennessee. In a speech in tho last presidential campaign, in reply to a remark on his party change. Judge Mathews said that when ho put on the blue un iform of tho national army, ho ceased to be a democrat Sinco that tiino'he has been an ac tive republican. He was elected judge of the supremo court of Cincinnati in April, lSltrt, while in tho army in Tonnessee, and resigned to take tho bench. Ho resigned his judgeenip in 18(55. In the spring of L877, at the special instanco of President Hayes, Judge Mathews was elected to tho United"States senate, iu place of John Sherman, who took tho treasury. This was for part of a term. The following 'general assembly was democratic, and choee Mr. Pen dleton to succeed Mr. Mathews. EX-PItESIDENT U. S. GRANT. A Very ReinarkaMe Letter in Regard to the Conkling Business, in Which the General Makes Some Statements Which Are Contro verted by the Record. NEW YORK, May 19.—The following letter from ex-President Grant to Senator Jones, of Nevada, is published here: CITY OF MEXICO, April 24.—My Dear Senator: I see by the latest dispatches received here froui the capital of our country, that the deadlock In organ izing the senate has not been broken, and that noth ing lias been dono by the president to allsy the bit turness which must be engendered by his most re cent appointments. When the first batch of nomi- natiotiH for New York was sent, I was delighted. I believed, then the prenident had determined to rec ognize the Republican party, without affectation: but his nomination to-day convinces me that the first act was but a spurt of a deep laid scheme by somebody to punish prom inent leaders for being o:enly friendly to me. I cannot believe that Gen Garfield is the author o' this policy. I gave him credit for being too big a man to descend to such means for the punishment of men who gave him a h«arty sunport in his elec ion, and who are disposed to give him the same support now, for the offense of having had former preference for some one else for the office which he now ho'.ds. But Garfield is presidunt, and is re sponsible for all the acts of the administration. Conkling and Piatt are chosen senators from the creat S'ate of New York, and that, too, againsf. all the administration, created by the same party that elected them. This should give them all the s!rong'-r claim to be consulted ill the matter of ap pointments in their State. When it came to FILLING THE MOST INFLUENTIAL OFFICE in their State without consulting these senators, it was a great mistake. When he selects the most of fensive man to be fuiind, it becomes an insult, ana ought to be resented to the bitter end. I sincerely iiopethe president will bee this and correct hi* mistake himself, and restore harmony to the party. He owes this to himself and to those without whom ho could not have bef-n elected. Nobody believes that he could have carried the State of New York without the active support of her senators. Their passive support would not have answered. Without tho State of New York, Gen. Garfield would not now be oresident. His rewarding Robertson Is not only offensive to the New York senators, but it fs offen sive to New York Republicans. The change of Badeau and Cramer, the two appointments in which I feel a strong persouai interest, was very distaste ful to me. The first, because of our personal rela tions, and mv wish that he should be kc.pt where he is. The ofliee would support him until he finishes seme work he is enzaged upon, and which he could do with'.ut interfering with his public duties. The second, because it was at the expense of removing a sou of my old secretary of state, who probablv never had his superior, certainly never for moral worth, in that department. It is true Fii.li resigned, but he did this irom a sense honor, supposing ii to be the duty of representatives abroad to give a new administration au opportunity of saying whether they were wanted or not Very truly yours, C. R. GRANT. To Hon. J. I'. Jones, UnitsJ States Senator. AN EXPLANATION CALLED OUT. WASHINGTON, May 19.—Gen. Grant's letter to Senator Jones, published in New York to day, has elicited the following authoritative statement regarding the circumstances attend ing I'iah'a retirement from the diplomatic ser vice, and selection of Mr. Cramer to succeed him as charge d'affairs of the United States at Berne: When Grunt was in WashiLgtou in March, or shortly after President Gar fielu's inauguration. he mado several requests of the president, of which the latter made a written memorandum in Gen. Grant's presence. The request in regard to Mr. Cra mer was that he nii^ht bo transferred from PenmarK to a more southerly cltmata Ai Gen. Grant specified that be did not ask a higher grade, only a milder climate, •he resig nation of Mr. N. Fish from the Swiss mission, the same srade as Denmark, opened the way for com ying with Gen. Grant s request, and the president promptly availed himself of ft, in supposed compliance with Gen. Grant's earnest wish, person ally expressed. In regard to tho resig nation of Mr. Fish from the Swiss mis.-ion, papers on liie in the diplomatic bureau of Ftato documents, show the following* facts: On Feb ruary 13 last, Mr. Fish, charge d'affaires of the United States at Berne, Switzerland, sent to Mr. Evarts, secretary of state, the following: I enclose herewith a dispatch tendering mv resig nation. I feel I can no loncer retain the position here with justice myself ani family. When 1 ac cepted it. I hoped it would be soon retur.-.ed to its former rank aud pay, and you were kind enoi.gh to lead to believe that upon such restoration, I should be retained in office. I know what a flood of appli cations the announcement of my resig nation would creato, and therefore to pro tect the department from thf.m, I send my resignation in unnumbrred dispatches to you. _LLTTEB TO BLAINE. On March 7, in a communication addressed to Blaine, Mr. Fish wrote as follows: On the 13th ult. I addressed your eminent pre dcce3sor iu office a dispatch marked "separate," which I enclosed in a private letttr to Mr. Evarts. My reasons for so declaring were soiely to protect the department from possible and almost inevitable annoyance, which disclosure of its contents mijrht impress on the department. I have the honor now o enclose herewith a copv of the same, aud I mw for the first time place the same on tile here. I i -hail await your wishes as to the time when I may be relieved from duty here, but I hope I may have timely notice by cable concerning the time when 1 may expect my letter of recall. F1SU] S LETTER OF RESIGNATION, referred to in tbe foregoing note to Secretary Blaino is given iu full. It is dispatch marked separate aud was duplicated to Blaine. It is as follows: UNITED STATES LEGATION. BERNE, Feb. 13, 18S1.—Sir: In order that President Garfield may be free to select any representative he may desire to fill this mission, I have the honor to tender here with through you, my resignation of the office, to take effect March 1th next, or as soou there after as my successor may be appointed. I beg that you will assure President Garfield that ray action is prompted by no want of sympathy for his administration, and that ou the contrary I should be most hanpy to contribute my heartiest support thereto in any capacity suited to my abil ities, and that he would find that whether in private life or official position, no more zealous supports of the trreat principles which tho people of the United States have endorsed in his election. In thus teudering my resignation permit me to thank you and the gentle men of your department for many courtesies and marks of consideration which, during a period of nearly ten years, has been extended me. It is with regret I thus seek to be relieved from duty her». but I feel that the time has come when, in justice to mvself, I should nave a more important position, if I am to remain in the service, or that I should liud some more renumerative employment by leaving it. I respectfully request that I be in formed when it be most agroeable to relieve me. have the houor to be sir, your obedient servant, NICHOLAS FISH. BLAINE'S ACCEPTANCE. Secretary Blaino formally accepted Fish's resignation in the following fetter: DEPARTMENT OF STATE, WASHINGTON, March 12S, 18SI. Nicholas Fish. Esq.: Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter. No. of the 7th inst., in which you ten der your resitrnation of the post of charee d'affairs of the United States to Heme. In accepting your resignation tho president desires me to express to you the high sense with which he entertains of the able and faithful manner in which you have repre sented the interests of the United States at Berne during the continuance of your term of office, and thank you at the same time for the sentiments you express in referenc to his administration. Inform ing you that Mr. Cramer, now at Copenhagen, ha» been appointed to succeed you as charge d'affairs to Switzerl.ind, also that the letter of recall will be sent you by an early mail, I am, sir, etc., JAMES G. BL4TNE. On April 4, several days before Secretary Blaine's letter accepting the resignation had rcachcd Mr. Fish, tho secretary, having re ceived intimation that Fish would be glad to remain in the diplomatic service, offered biru the mission to Denmark, which is of the same iji'P.de as Switzerland. Blaine made the offer bv cable in these words: "Would it be agree able to you to go to Denmark?" Fish answered the same day by cablo as follows: "No. tliank \ou. Waut promotion." On the succeeding day, April r, Fish again cabled Secretary Blaine as follows: "Cau I have BerlinY" As tho administration was unable to tender Fish the Berlin mission and as he had declined Pen uark the corresponcence ceased. An Expectnntjkidegroom Missing* From tho Boston Herald. W. II. Buckingham, 22 years of age, re siding in Newton, and in the employ of F. A. Brown in Watertown, has been missing since last Sunday. He is the son of the Rev. J. A. Buckingham, who, while resid ing in Newton, is regularly settled over a Unitarian church in Brookline. Young Buckingham was engaged to be married to the daughter of a wealthy and prominent citizen of Hanover, N. H., and the ceremo ny was to have been solemnized on Thurs day, the 12th of May. The preliminaries had all been arranged on the occasion of his last visit to his betrothed, but his par ents had been kept in ignorance of his in tentions. Saturday uight he left his em ployer's store, receiving $8, the balance due him, which with the money he is known to have had, made a total of $30. Sunday morning he told his mother that he was go ing to New York on business for Mr. Brown, and that he should be gone a week. The last seen of him by any of his acquaint ances was on a horse car headed for Bos ton. Early in tbe week Mr. Brown received a telegram from Buckingham's betrothed asking for information in regard to his strange absence. REASONABLE. FURNISHED ON APPLICATION. First Class Facilities for Job Work Legal Advertisements Must be Pal0 for when Affidavit Is Clven. MINNESOTA NEWS. Items by Mail and Telegraph. Lars E. Bringen of Norwood has received $1,800 back pension. The steamer China, the first from Buffalo, arrived at Duluth on the 18th. The residence of Wm. Barril, Bear Moms, was burned recently. Loee $1,500: insured for $750. John Holmquist, of New Sweden, Nicolet county, lost bis house bv fire. Loss about $800 insured in the St. Paid Fire 4 Marine. It is rumored that a movement has been in augurated by the alumni of the state university, having for its object the selection of a new resident and the early displacement of Col. W. FolweiL The Presbyterian church of Moorhead sub scribed to the synod fund for Macalester and Albert Lea colleges, $305 that of St Peter, $360 that of Blue Earth City, $470. Seven boxes of New York reports were shipped to tho care of State Librarian Taylor on the 10th inat., and the next day nine more were forwarded to the same destination. Hans Mattson, of Minneapolis, editor of the leading Scandinavian newspaper of the state, has received the recommendation of the Minne sota delegation for minister to Denmark. A libel suit has been commenced by the Ramsey cotintv auditor, Mr. J. J. McCardy, against H. P. flail, to recover $5,000 damages for an alleged libelous publication in his news paper. The Maennerchor, Liederkrane, Arion and Germania singing societies have held a consul tation and have decided to hold the Minnesota Sieugerbund in St. Paul, on the ^Gth, 27tli and 28th of August. There is trouble among the Duluth lumber men, Peyton & Co. having secured tha arrest of Mr. Howard in Superior City, on a charge of stealing logs, who in tern threatens to prose cute the big firms for cutting logs on railway lands. A severe hailstorm passed over portions of Warsaw, Wells, Cannon City a.nd Bridgewater, Saturday. The growing wheat was beaten into the ground and considerably injured in some sections. Many of the hailstones were as large as hens' eggs. On Friday Mr. George Nichols died at his residence in Union Grove, Meeker couuty. He was a sailor prior to his settlement in this State, and built and sailed the first sail vessel ever constructed in Chicago— a email coaster, which he commanded two or three seasons. Mrs. Lewis drowned herself in the south branch of the Wild Rice river, near Borup, Minn., on Saturday. Mrs. Lewis has had trouble with her eves", and frequently f-a-d she "would rather be'dead than blind''" She was, no doubt, partiallv insane at the time the rash act was committed. John Colweil of Langdon, Washington conn ty, has been arrested for plowing up one of the streets in that place. It seems that Colweil has Son, urchased the most of the town plat of Lang including the streets which never have been accepted by the village authorities, and ho is simply plowing up his own property. The stockholders of the manufacturing cor poration of Si ymour, Sal.in A Co., of Still water, lately held a meeting a 4 adop'ed sundry amendments to the original articles of incorporation. The capital s'ock has been in ereased to $2,!00,0K) and the amount of in debtedness allowed to be incurred is now fixed at $1,000,000. A C. Wedge of Freeborn county, Minn., has been nominated for collector of "revenues for the First district of Minnesota. The Minnesota senators have united iu recommending the fol lowing appointments: Gen. C. C. Andrews of St Paul, minister to Mexico Hans Mattson of Minneapolis, minister to Denmark and O. V. Tousiey of Minneapolis for an iriportant European consulship. John Burnet, one of the oldest settlers of Goodhue county, committed suicide at his farm near Zumbrota, by cutting his throat. Burnet was about sixty-three years old, and came to Zumbrota in 1854. He left a wife and several children in Michigan, the place not known. He has owned and lived on thirty acres of land for the last sixteen years, and has cooked, washed and provided for himself all thi.se years. He was never known to have communicated with his family during all tiiis time. Governor Pillsburv has granted a pardon to Peter Nugent, who iu December, 1S77, waa convicted in Goodhue county of rape on tbe person of Mary McDonald, and in the follow ing year sentenced to twelve years' imprison ment iu the penitentiary. Since the sentence grave doubts have arisen whether the charge should have been adultery, instead of rape,and more than one of those best posted have repre sented to the governor that the woman was not above suspicion of naving been a willing sin ner. A strong petition, signed by many of the jury men who sat on Nusrent's case, the judge, prosecuting attorney,and scores of citizens, cog nizant of the facts having been presented, the executive clemency was extended. A more than usually inteiesting case has just becu decided upon by Gov. Pillsbury, and Samuel R. Henry, after nearly seven years' service in tbe penitentiary, is a free man." In July 1S74, Henry was tried before the late Judge Lord, in Blooming Prairie, Steele county, the indictment setting forth that said Henfv forcibly outraged the person of a girl, between fourteen and fifteen years old, named Clara Wheeler. The rape was committed in the darkened room of a hotel, and as Henry proved that he had gotten off the train a very short time before, he would probably have succeeded in establishing an alibi were it not for the fact that Clara positively swore to his identity, and the singular feature of the case is the "theory generally accepted that he was not guilty at ali, but was the victim af circumstance and mis identification. The Lobby at Washington. From the New York Times. We are continually bearing of the lobby at Washington, and most persons unac quainted with it and the peculiar features of that city imagine the lobby to be a num ber of shrewd, clever, unprincipled men. who, if they had any moral principle, would be capable of better things. Everybody who has been brought in contact with them knows that. But they are, as a rule, far from clever. He who sees the fellows or dinarily included in the lobby is aware that they are a shabby and a sorry lot. They are, for the most part, madj up of inferior, broken-down politicians, bar-room loung ers, vulgar sponges, miscellaneous wind bags, humbugs, and hangers-on, who would not, it might be supposed, have any influence whatever with any man of sense or chare«4er. How such creatures can help any bill, or hinder any measure, would be incredible if the fact were not indisputable. They contrive by sneer, push and impu dence to impress a certain number of mem bers of congress, and to delude them with the notion tRut they are of importance. One of their invariable assumptions is that they have great influence with the leading newspapers, members of the cabinet, prom inent senators and citizens all over tho United States. They are forever bragging and lying of what they have done, can do, and will do and by tiie mere ferce of iter ation induce not a few inexperienced per sons to believe them. She impudence of some of tha lobbyists is amazing. They go from hotel to hotel, from bar-room to bar room, swaggering and boasting with all thier might aud laboring to persuade those that the}- really carry weight. And the won der is that they succeed with a certain class. Lobbyists who have not position enough or credit enourh to got a hat or coat on trust will tell you what they are doing for some able and dignified senator that they are looking after his interests that they are directing his mind, and so forth. Sum ner, Chase, Stanton, even Lincoln himself, U6ed to be remotely patronized by such fellows. To-day they are strutting up and down Pennsylvania avenue, telling of the good counsel they have given Garfield the blunder Blaine would have made but for them how they helped Evarts ont of a quandary t,f the valuable points that they furnished to Alexander H. Stephens, etc. In all probability the boasters have no ac quaintance with the men fhey prate of, and would not be recognized should they speak to them. Despite their shallowness, ignor ance, and total lack of character, they man nge to live by lobbying, when it would be thought that they must starve to death. None of them are likely to get any money ahead—vagabonds and swindlers seldom do—but they keep up their wretched shama year after year, and impose on many more people than any wise man would think pos sible. The rank and file of the Washing ton lobby is ooupooed of iKateinvaUo dead-beats.