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braed Kvuy Thursday country. *5 lorris, Stevens Co., Minnesota! W. J. MUNRO, WJITOB AND PIJBLI8HHR, OflcM Finer if TDlw sil Ciuty. Terms: 92.00 per Year In Advanoe.. Ii» the whole history of the country,mon •y was never so plenty as now. It is seek* ing investment in all sortB of enterprises, some of which may turn into thin air and ashes should a disaster overtake them. Conservative men already discern a cloud now no larger than a man's hand, that will gather to large dimensions and burst with in a few years, scattering to the four winds such of them as are not fast anchored in .substantial merit. THE papers are firing parting shots at general Win. G. Le Dac, who will retire from the agricultural bureau on the last day of Jane, having been superseded by George B. Loring of Massachusetts. Notwith standing all the witticisms at Mr. Le Due's expense, and these were freely bestowed upon all bis predecessors, the sober sec ond thought of the coun wil aard him due praise for efficient management and commendable efforts in behalf the agri cultural and other material intreste of the COL. THOMAS A. SCOTT died worth about $13,000,000. It is a remarkable fact that notwithstanding a majority of the rail way kings begin with nothing, and after suffering during their whole reign from the meddlesome work of the grasping grangers, they usually manage to leave behind them, millions of dollars. How these vast for tunes are accumulated it is unnecessary to state, but communities which have to pay a large percentage of the value of all their products to get the same to market, and then as much more for what they buy with the balance of the proceeds, will not be at a loss to account for the thrift of railway magnates. THE question is frequently asked if there is a case on record similar to that afforded by the resignation of the New York sen ators. Only one has been found. In lSlO North Carolina was represented by Senators Brown and Strange, democrats. The legislature, controlled byjwhigs, condemned their action, and they resigned both confi dently expected to be returned to their seats, but the next election was carried by the whigs, and Brown and Strange were never again heard of in politics. This is not exactly a paralel case to the New York imbroglio, the result of which is yet in doubt, but it has at least one point of re semblance. HON. CAUL SCHI*RZ, it is presumed, has found congenial employment as editor of the New York Evening Post, so long un der the control of the late Wm. C. Bryant, and even longer distinguished as one of the ablest of American newspapers. It is an nounced that Mr. Schurz, Horace White, formerly editor of the Chicago Tribune, and B. L. Godkin, editor of the \alton, have purchased a majority of the stock of the Evening Pe*t. and that both White and Godkin will contribute to the editorial page. Editorially, this is a strong team, but prob ably all these gentlemen realize that many other things besides editorials are requi site to the .-onduct Qf a successful and influ ential newspaper. THE terrible massacres and persecutions of the Jews in Russia are due to the suspi cion among the ignorant peasantry that he Jews are Nihilists. Bather a large percent age of these who h£ve been brought to trial by the government for participation in Nihilist plots have been Jews but that tnere is no justification for the acti-Jewish policy of ths government, on the alleged ground of Jewish sympathy with Nihilism, is proved by the fact that the Nihilist lead ers themselves are encouraging the out breaks. The government is in reality re sponsible. A law of Alexander I, at the beginning of the present century, empow ering governors of provinces to expel all the Jews, long a dead letter, has been vital ized by the pre sent emperor. This cruel measure, now revived, was rarely put in force even at its origin, and evidently had been almost forgotten. COL. THOMAS A. SCOTT, whose death occurred last week, and was generally sup posed to hav# been hastened from over work, had been long suffering from the disease which finally cut short his career in what should have been the ripe maturity of his powers and that was not over-work, but the result of a serious injury received by him a quarter of a century ago. In a railroad collision in IS-JR he was so severe ly bruised as to bring on a partial paralysis of the left side, which made him for sever al days unable to move. He suffered from the consequences of this shock throughout the remainder of his life. Doubtless if he could have abandoned his carcer and led a life of ease and repose, he might in time have completely recovered, but this it was neither in his circumstances nor in his na ture to do. THE New York World [tires its parting shot at Agricultural Commissioner Le Due. That paper thinks Gen. Le Due is not by naturo a comie person, though his scheme ol producing American tea at a cost of 16 cents a pound was a comic performance, and the fact that nobody wanted the tea even at 15, while it prevented the enter prise from being a financial success, added immensely to the success of tea-culture as a joke but the best of his jokes, says the World, was his proposition that his com missionership should bo converted into a cabinet office and his seed-bag flattened in to a portfolio. All this is very funny, of course, and would be still funnier, but for the fact that all previous incumbents of the office held by Gen. Le Due, were subjected to similar jibes and sneers, and that Dr. Loring, his successr will be very sure to be served in the same way. DB. F, DE WITT TALHAOE, a sensation al-minister of Brooklyn, recently preached sermon in which he told an extraordinarya story, to the effect that a little more than twenty years ago "a legislative committee in one of our states explored and exposed the manner in which a certain railway com pany had obtained a donation of public land. It was found out that thirteen of the Benators of that state received $175,000 among them, sixty members of the legis lature of that state received between $5, 000 and $10,000 each, the governor of that state received $50,000, his clerk received $5,000, the lieutenant governor received $10,000, all the clerks of the legislature received $5,000 each, while $50,000 were divided among the lobby agents." So mnch time has elapsed since the events described, that Talmage might have been a great deal more specific without danger to himself. It is probable, however, that he was not sure of his facts, and did not care half as mush about facts as for some thing that would make a sensation. $EWS SUMMARY. RAILROADS. The earnings of the T'uioa PaciQo railroad for the past twenty-three dvps of May show an iucrease of $101,000 over the same* time last year. It is stated that Mr. Lavnc is to be superin tendent of the Chicago A- Northwestern, and will sivo his attention to the construction of 500 miles of extension in the Northwest. The annual report of the Northwestern rail road to le submitted at the meetiug of stock holders next week will show gross earnings of nineteen to twenty millions. The increase over last year will be about $2,000,000. The Baldwin locomotive works turned out tiftv-two locomotives dining April, which, with ono exception, is the largest month's business the firm lias ever done. The one thousandth locomotive was turned out in 1 S(! I, the two thousandth in 18(10, tlio three thousandth in 1S72, the four thousandth in INTO, and the five thousandth in ls.sO. The establishment occupies nine acres, and employs about i,000 men. RECORD OF CRIME. The Tin Hook den at Hudson, Wis., where a murder was lately committed, burned a few days after, and if is supposed from incendiar ism. Thos. Richards, treasurer of the Missouri Zinc company, at St Louis, committed suicide at his residence. The suicido is a brother of Eben Richards, president of the company and a piomiueut man. It A. Baker, president, and John Barrows, cashier of tho lately collapsed Fond du Lac bank, were sent to jail in default of $'2,000 and $1,OOO bail, respectively. Tho bank fail ure was a flat one. A party of mounted men entered the town of Mountain Home, Ark., robbed the store and safe of J. A. Talbott of several thausand dol lars, set fire to the place and escaped. Ail active pursuit has been instituted. Referring to th« Denver dispatch reporting that one Salisbury, alias Conly, now under sen tence of death for murder in that city, is a neplitw of Gen. Butler, the family of the gen eral say they have no knowledge of any rela tives named" Conly or Salisbury. Gov. Gear of Iowa, offers a reward of $."00 for the arrest of the murderers of I-ars Boil laud, whose dead body was found hidden in the brush, with skull crushed and a corncob forced down his tlnoat He was a bachelor, and lived alone in Webster county, and possessed consid erable money and a gold watch, which are both missing. FIRES AND OTHER CASUALTIES. The steamer E. H. Durfce sunk on the Mis souri at the month of tbe Gasconade. Total loss. Tho body of Mrs. John B. Reblin was taken from a cistern at Milwaukee. It is supposed that she committed suicide. Fred Lane, the son of Wm. Lane, a promi nent member of the English colony, was struck by lightning and instantly killed, at his home, two and a half miles from Sioux City. A fire at Kenton, O., burned the Indianapo lis, Baltimore & Western depot, Frankliu house, First Presbyterian church, German Lutheran church yroperiv of Seymour au 1 Co.,(grain dealers, Dugan house and dwellings. Loss, $•40,000 insurance, $21,5^0. The extensive works of the Collier White Lead and Oil company, at St. Louis, were burned on Saturday night. The loss cannot be stated now, but it will be heavy. The com panv recently increased its capital stock from $050,000 to $1,000,000, and it is understood they were working up the full capacity. Henry Graft, aGerman, went into a Chicago saloon last Friday morning and drank a pint of whisky. He then laid a wager with the bar keeper that he could drink a quart of whisky before leaving the bar. lie accomplished this feat in a few miuutes, but upon turning round to walk out, fell dead. The barkeeper has been arrested. Phillip P. Grubb, an old resident of Baraboo, Wis., met with an accident recently which re sulted in his death on the following day. While watching the work of removing an old "log barn, one of the logs swung out striking him on the forehead. The blow caused concussion of the brain, from the effects of which he died the next day. There was a scene not down on the bills at Sell's circus at Milwaukee. Baughman and Butler, two equally line shots, exhibited their skill by shooting apples off each other's heads at distances of twenty paces, standing in all manner of difficult positions. After four or live attempts Baughman shot Butler in the head producing a serious and paiuful scalp wound, though not necessarily a fatal one. Butler fell on his face ard was insensible for some time, and also suffered paralysis of one arm. CURRENT EVENTS. Ex-CongressmanJamesWilson died atKeene, N. II., on Sunday last Moses Colt Tyler, of Michigan university, has been appointed to succeed Wm. C. Russell as professor of liistory at Cornell University. He lipoid bare named the state at least. Rhoda S. Carpenter, stepmother of the late Mait H. Carpenter, died at her home in Janes ville, Wis., at the residence of Ed. H. Carpen ter. 1 The mother of Thomas Hughes, the distin guished author, is a guest of W. W. Scarbor ough of Cincinnati, and will bo joined by her son, Mr. Has kins Hughes, and go to Rugby, Tenn., to live and die there. She is eighty years old. The district court of Kansas at Leavenworth decides the prohibitory act of the legislature unconstitutional on the ground that it in effect attempts to confer judicial power upon tho prob ite court, and because it undertakes to prohibit the sale of articles which the constitu tion only vested in the legislature the power of legnlating. The Duke of Sutherland, Dr. W. H. Russel, Maj. Gen. Sir Henry Greene, of the British Army, and Lady Greene, of Beckeraeth, O. I* Stephen, Goorg'e and Henry Crossfi"ld, promi nent manufacturers, and S. P. Neale, private secretary to the duke, visited St. Faul and Min neapolis recently and were shown the objects of interest Net a little amusement was created by tho efforts of a few aristocratic local flunkies, to coddle the noble Duke and to con vince him that they wore the noblomen of this free land. Sunday afternoon Miss Frankio Watson, a young lady living at St. Francis station, a few miles from Milwaukee, foun (1 a bottle in tho water's edge, along the lake sh re. On exam ining it she discovered that it contained some kind of liquid on which was floating a bit of paper. Out of pure curiosity she broke the bottle, and drying the paper read the follow ing: "On board tho steamer Alpena, Lake Michigan. Tho vessel is sinking, and wo are all lost.'' This is the first direct information of the fate of the vessel. On Wednesday tho statue of Admiral Farra gut was presented to tVo city of New York, in Madison Square park, Commissioner Clias. F. McLoan, president, and tho presentation was— made by Wm. H. Hunt, secretary of the navy, on behalf of the Farragut Monument association. Admiral M. Smith unveiled the sta'fte, and it was accepted by Mayor Grace. Jas. II. Choate delivered an oration", and Rev. Dr. Taylor pro nounced the tonediction. There was a large representation of military and naval ofticcrs present, besides tho detachments of United States sailors and soldiers. As the Duke of Sutherland and his party drove up to the Metropolitan hotel at St Paul, there wero a good many people around tho en trance anxious to get a sight of a real live duke. As the gentlemen left tho carriages and passed into the hotel some ono asked Ed. Hollingshead which was the duke, when lie pointed out Mr. Edmund Rice as the titled one. The stranger gazed n Mr. Rice for a moment or two and musingly said, "Well, that's an English duke is ity" and on being informed that that was the real article, the stranger exclaimed, "Well, by George, he's a princely-looking cuss see how royally he waves his hand." 1CKW8 FROM WASHINGTON. The presidmt has appointed H. M. Kutchin to bo collector of internal revenue for the Third district of Wisconsin. Col. P. V. Hayner, ordnance department U. 8. A., has been placed OR the rotircd list at his own request, to date from Juno 1 next. It is understood that tho resignation of Henor Zamacona, as Mexican minister at Washington, has now been accepted, and his family havo made all preparations to leave the city at an early day. Simon Wolf of Washington,a member of the Union American Hebrew congregation, had an interview with the scretary of state on the sub ject of Jewish prosecntion in Russia. TTie sec retary of state informed Wolf that instructions in the matter, so far as regarded American sub jects, were being prepared for transmission. The grand jury of the district have present ed for indictment, on account of tho star route frauds, the names of Thomas J. Brady, late *econd assistant postmaster general John L. French, late chief clerk of the contract office ftnd Stephen J. Dorsey, Salisbury, Gidctmgs, r. 7jTi» .hiu:u-:V TCAOt •m yoo MoKibben, Adams, and Chidester, contract ors. Secretary Windom will oompel a rigid en forcement of the steamboat laws, as required by section 17S0, revisod statutes, which pro vides that "every officer who neglects or refus es to make any return or report which he is re quired to make, at the stated times, by any act of congress or regulation of the department of the treasury other than his accounts, within the timo prescribed by such act or regulation, shall be|tined not more than $1,000 and not less than $100. Threo of the officers failing to make the returns required, have b^en called upon by & lettorfrom Secrotary Wind im, to ex plain their neglect to comply "with the order, ami informed of the penelty they have incurred thereby. Senator Logan said to the postmaster gener al the other day: "James, I hope you will probe this star route corruption to tho bottom. Never mind who.it touehos. Don't mind oither those men who crv out that the investigation will hurt the party. Itoform never ruius. You remom ber years ago wo investigated in congress the nale of eadetships by republican representgtives, and, as a result of the investigation, ousted three of them. That did not hurt the party. That is forgotton now, and the partv survives. Y'es, all the better for it Since then no c&do t sliips have been sold by congressmen." "I w'll investigate regardless of consequence," re sponded the postmaster general. FOREIGN NEWS NOTES. Hie Russian revolutionists have answered tho czar's manifesto by a second utterance dwelling on the wretchedness of the peasant's deportations to Siberia, tho gagging of froe speech and public journals, and declaring that false counsellors are in possession of tho czar's ear. The document concludes as follows: Let your majesty assemble your poople arouud you and listen to their wishes in unprejudiced spirit, and then neither your majesty nor the state will have any reason to apprehend further catastro phe A SAD DISASTER. Fi icbtrul wreck of a Steamer on Lake Ontario and Great Loss of Life. London, Can., dispatch, E-lth. Tuesday eveniug at six o'clock, the steamer Victoria, with 000 excursionists on board, re turning from Spring Bank, and when near the covered bridge, one mile below the city, the boat suddenly collapsed like an egg "shell, and became a total wreck level with the water's edge. All the passen gers wero iustantly plunged into tho stream, more than half of them being un derneath debris. The accident was certainly due to gross carelessness. The boat was over crowded to a disgraceful extent. Up to the present hour 150 corpses have been recovered. Among the dead are James Robertson, mana ger Bank of Bnt:fh North America Meredith, clerk of t! e division court Wm M. McBiido, assessor and secretary of tl o Western Fair association Mrs. Williim Ashbury William Willman, Montreal, commercial agent, and two suns of J. Rogers, plumber. The total loss will aggregate 175. Some of the lost, John Clark, shoem.iker, Mrs. Cox, Nellie, Johnny and Wil lie Morrison, three children of J. Morrison, merchant, London, Skinner Hobbs, plumber, and three children. A. Westman, Lizzie Bar keretille, Jolm Darch, Sr., Miss Connell, Willie Glass and Miss Minnie Cooper,daughter of John Cooper. These were sitting together, when the machinery was observed to fall over upon them. Mr. Matthews, night editor of the Advertiser, lost his wife and two children. Harry Smart, of the Free Press lost his wife and two children, M. J. Siddons of Customs lost one boy. Dr Orauhyette's boy, aged ten, and -Vis Bay lie are anioug* the missing, also Alice Deadman of New Byliton, Miss Griffiths of Buck street and Al bert Teremble probably lost FUIiTFtFrc TiP.TICUI.AP.S OF THE DISASTER. The first foars have been more than realized, rnd bad as the catastrophe was originally sup posed to be It would but. faintly compare with i he facts developed since the accident occurred. The losij of life is much greater than was re ported and w ill reach near two hundred in num ber, one hundred and seventy bodies having already been recovered from the wreck of the 1! fated steamer, and the circumstances attend ing the disaster are such as to excite the strong est feelings of forrow and iudignation. HOW THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. At about four o'clock in the afternoon the Victoria, of the Thames Navigation com pany'e line, started on her fourth and last trip for the day, with a load of passengers of all ages, vari ously estimated at from 400 to 600. All went well on the down trip, though tse boat was so heavily laden that she shipped water in small quantities occasionally when the crowd would happen to surge to any particular side. On the return trip, when more than half way home, a slight commotion on tho boat, said by some to havo been the playful pranks of a nnmbor of youths on tho lowor deck, and others ascribed it to the boat stak ing on a snag which caused the crowd, out of curiosity, to rush to ono side, and as tne sido of tho boat sank with the additional weight, a vol ume of water, a foot or two in depth, poured ia upon the lower deck, which was crowdcd with passengers. Instantly the crowd on both decks rushed to the opposite side, and their weight together with that of tho water shipped by tho boat, caused a lurch in the opposite direc tion. Then it was that the disaster occurred. The side of the bofct sunk in the water to tho depth of one or. two fret and while the crowd on the lower deck were struggling to save themselves from slipping down into the river the stanchions sup porting the upper decks gave way and the whole structure, with its load of human beings came down upon those who wore below, crushing those wiio wem on deck and rendering escape out of the u ti .n. It is imp issiblo 'o describe the scene that lollowed. Tno boat continued lo settle on ita side deeper into the water, taking with it many of the passengers, who were stunned by the fall of tne upper deck, and who were unable to help themselves. Scores sank into the water without effort, while masy others who were precipitated into the river unhurt rent the air with their vain appeals for that succor which those of the passengers who were safe wero powerless to extend. It was midnight before the bodies so lar re covered wero brought back to the city. Here a a most heartrending scene ensued. The bodies as fast as transferred from tho steamer were laid out in rows by the river side, all in their holiday attire, and with the aid of torches the faces were eagerly scanned by hundreds of friends looking for their missing ones. A good ly proportion of drowned are men in middle life, and many are children of tender ago. As fast as corpses were claimed they wero taken in charge of by their friends ana removed to their homes... POLITICAL, The Situation at Albany—Refusal of Senate Itepublirans to Call a Caucus. The following letter was sent to Speaker Sharpo on Wednesday: State of New York, Senate Chamber, Albany, May 25.—Hon. Geo. H. Sharpo, chairman assembly caucus com mittee: Dear Sir—Tho senate ciucus com mittee havo given the question of calling a cau cus tho earnest deliberation which tho gravity of the situation demands. The United States senators from this state have resigned, and there rests upon the Republican members of this legislature the alternative of supporting or antagonizing the national administration. The issue in volves the entirety of the Repnlican party. The resignation of our senators has left fho senate of the United States in tho control of the Dem ocratic majority. The republican party of the state cannot submit its relation to tho party in the nation to tho decision of a majority of a legislative caucus. No member ought to be excused by caucus action from individual re sponsibility, but in joint convention of tho legislature, and in solemn exercise or his duty as a legislator each man should cast his vote according to his conscience and the wishes of his constituents. We do not, therefore, deem it wise to unite in a call for a joint caucus, We remain, doar sir, yours truly, I). MCCARTHY GEO. H. FORSTEB, While I do not fully concur in the above I deem it unwise and inexpedient at tno present time to join in or recommend a call for a cau cus. W. W. ROCKWELL. Thurlow Weed, on reading Senator McCarthy's letter declining to unite in a call for a caucus, telegrat hed as follows: New York, May 25, 1881. Ta Senator Mc Carthy, Albany, N. Y.: Your letter covers the ground admirably. It is a faithful and fearless response to the pronounced sentiments of the Republican press and the people. [Signed] THURLOW WEED. On Wednesday evening the situation was about as follows: The senato caucus committee has refused to join the assembly committee in a call for a caucus and outlines the administra tion position, which is to go into an election without a caucus. The only way a caucus can now be assembled is bv securing the names of a majority of tho republican members to a call. According to tho latest adviceB only thirty four names havo been secured by tne Conklingmen, which is thirty short of a ma jority. The administration men claim forty eight signers to their anti-caucus pledge, and thirty-four attendants at «, coofevejice l&qt VOLUME V. MORRIS, STEVENS COUNTY MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 1881. NUMBER 1. night This seems to settlo the question of a caucus, and leavo Mr. Conkling as far from a re-eleotion as ever. If tho balloting beginB without a caucus, and democrats keep tnoir hands off, there will be a deadlock of indefinite continuance. JUDGE CCSKJ^' T. Deatk of P. R. E. Cornell. Jndg*' of the 8a pr me Court of Minnesota. Judge F. R. E. Cornell of tho supreme court of Minnesota, died at his home in Minneapolis, on Monday afternoon, 28d inst On Thursday evening of tno 12th an oporation for urinary calculi was performed by Dr. Christian Fenger, of Chicago, assisted by Drs. D. W. Hand, of St Paul and H. H. Kimball, of Minneapolis, hoping that the valuable life conld thus be saved. The judge's strength had been so reduced by the disease that the result of the operation was looked for with the great est anxiety by tho friends and family. When, in addition to the stone, an abcess necessarily fatal was also found, the case became wit.iout hope. Previous to the operation he had lain unconscious and pulseless, and after was insen sible apparently to all surrounding. The sur geon in attendance entertained HO hopes of his recovery but en the Sunday following tne oporation of transfusion of blood was preformed, Mr. William H. Brown furnish ing six ounces of blood to the sufferer, and he rallied perceptively, and hopes had begun to be entertained of his ultimate recovery. Up to Monday morning the judge had indulged that hope himself. He took his nourishment, and performed all his bodily functions naturally. About 3 o'clock that morning he was seized with a congestive chill, which proved too much for the already weaken ed frame to withstand and from that hour he sank rapidly. About three hours be fore his death he spoke to his wife and said, "I am wearing out fast" These wore his last aud ble words, and abouto'c'ockin the after noon his spirit passed quietly away, no pain or suffering apparent. An autopsy was held by the surgeons, which disclosed the fact that he interior of the bladder was completely filled with ulcers, but that the other organs were in perfect condition. Judge Francis R. E. Cornell was born on the 17th of November, 1821, in Chenango county, New York. He graduated at Union college in 1X42 studied law at Carning, and was ad mitted to the bar in Albany in 1816. He was elected to the senate of New York in 1852 from Steuben county and served his constituency ably, as he did in all the public nositions ha ever oc cupied. lie removed to Minneapolis in 1851, ana has resided there ever since. Judge Cor nell held the office of attorney general of Min nesota for several terms, and represented Hen nepin county in tho legislature at various ses sions previous to his election as Judge of the supreme court Postoffice Changes Dnring the Week Ending May 21,1881. MINNESOTA. Name Changed—Alice, Kittson oounty, tc Northcote. rcstmastera Appointed—Cosmos, Meekei connty, Mrs. Annette J. Jackson: Edgerton Pipes ore county, Joseph B. Barlow Highland, Filmoro county, J. D. Elliot St Vincent, Kitt son county, John A. Vanstrum. IOWA. Discontinued—East Platemoutb, Mills coun tv. Postmasters Appointed—Aurora, Keokut county, Mrs. Eliza A. Smith Chapin, Franklir county, W. H. Harvis Greencastle. Jaspei county, Mrs. A A Baker Lawler, Chickasaw county, William Parker. DAKOTA. Established—Aberdeen, Brown county, John H. Drake, postmaster Dundee, Fembina coun ty, Ove Ovism, pos'maater Hamlin, Ransom couutv, Ezra D. Post, postmaster Lybeck, Traill county, Andrew C. Knutteon, postmastsr Ponequa, Ransom county, Thomas B. Quaw! pos'master. Name changcd—Sibley, Cass county, to Kin dred. Postmasters Appointed—Belcher's Ford. Spink county, Matthew W. Howard Granr Rapids, La Moure county, Christian S. Dei S3in I a igley, Miner county, Andrew Simp sou. WISCONSIN. Established—Morseville, Eau Claire county, Charles H. Evans, postmaster Werlich, Mara thon county, Henry E. Graffam, rostmaster. Postmasters Appointed—Cataract, Monroe county, John Baker lieyeser, Columbia coun ty, Mrs. Ingeborg Johnson Oaks, Sauk county, Loren S. Hortonj Twin Lakes,Shawano county, Goorge A. Gilmor. More Sentimental than Otherwise. A Richmond, Va., dispatch of the 26th con tains the following: The Boston aud Providence commanderies, escorted by the Richmond knights, paraded this forenoon through the streets. One of tho most beautiful and touching incidents connect ed with the present pilgrimages, and which had been kept secret by those participating in it,oc curred before the parade. The Boston com mandery, at an early hour, marches from their quarters to Capitol square, aud forming around the statue of Stonewall Jackson, stood with hc-f.ds uncovered and swords at present, and v aile their band played a beautiful memorial overture, the knights in command moved for ward and placed at the base of the monument a most beautiful wreath of evergreen and flowers. This tribute from brave New Eng land to the great confederate general, occurring as it did on memorial day, was deeply affecting and moved some spectators to tears. They then marched to the Washington monument, within the same grounds, and decorated it with flowers. The music here, while equally ap propriate, was not so solemn as at Jackson's statue. Memorial day was observed with usu al ceremonies, inoluding the decoration of the graves of the confederate dead at the Holy wood cemetery. l'rophetying a Stock Crash. From the New York Evening mail A man who has seen many years in Wall street, and whose shrewdness has made and savod his millions, said yesterday: "The pub lic is crazy. People will buy anything. We are drifting into a position where a erash is in evitable. I am selling all my stocks. I want to start in time. In less than a year there will be notice some morning that Mr. Gould's doc tor says he is overworked and must go to Europe for a prolonged rest. After he has gone, it will appear that he has no interest in tho market He has sold all his stocks. About that timo, Mr. Vanderbilt will havo business in London, and Mr. Sage will be found to havo out plenty of calls, but no puts, and Mr. Keene will mock and say: 'I called unto vou, but ye would none of my counsels.' As I said before, I am going to start early." v THE UENTLEMAN. -Wbftt He Is nml WlintHela Mot. From the New Orleans Times. Unread and vulgar people in particular are apt to look upon a gentleman as a sort of stylish roue, a polished man of the world enough, but unprincipled, the main bent of whose ambition is the nicer mannerisms and observances of polite society. Nothing could be wider of truth. Measured by tho Chesterfield standard— and there is no better—a gentleman is simply what the name implies, a free hearted, kind-mannered gentleman. The dandified fop of Churlcs'eourt the simper ing sycophants Madam Pompadour made her confidents the conceited coxcomb of Shakespeare's time, have no name or place in that truer embodiment of manly virtues, the modern gentlemnn. The world—and it is a somewhat critical as well as competent judge of social distinction—expects in the term, and tho character, Euman resume the very best qualities In nature. A gentleman must be the soul of honor. He is brave, courto ous, sincere and Uttmane. He hates wrong from the purest and most natural of all impulses, the love of right. His creed is fair play that is, simply justice. His ap proval is candidly expressed. His disap proval is a fraulc and manly protestation. A nobleman may not always be a gentleman, but a gentleman is always a nobleman. There is no placo for duplicity in the gentleman's calendar. Thero is but one path for him in society, business, politics, and it is the honorable one. He will be found on the side of the weak and his sign manual is friendship for the stranger. He braves and defies every brutal element in motive, bearing down upon and degrading society, animalizing common manhood, depleting churches, dwarfing schools, de moralizing humanity and every element of good under it. Ex-postmaater Boyd of Houston, Me., THE DRUMMEK'S STORY* From the Lowell, Mass., Citizen. "Yes," said the commercial trafei«r te Mr. Autograph the other day, as they rodo down town together from the Northern de pot on the rear end of ti liorso car, "yes, it is the kind of life I like. Hard enough at times, I assuro you, especially when you're in the country and have to Walk around an kle-deep in mud or slush with a couple of heavy sample cases banging your legs and a little yellow dog trying to wear out your pants around the heels. And then some times you have hard luck, nna it's a bad job making expenses meet, even when you do get a heavy commute on hotel bills and we don't always risk wine at dinner either, I assure you. "But as I said, there's lot of fun in it, and I like it. The best part of the thing comes in the acquaintances you pick up o n the road, and the jolliest of them you'll find in the samo profession. There's noth ing bettor than traveling with one of the boys and finding he works the same route and puts up at the same place Jou do. Onlj he must be in a different line, you savey. Then sometimes a whole crowd of us strike tho same ranch for a Sunday stop-over, and ithen we generally pull to gether and moke things howl. That is, you know, a good, respectable orthodox howl, if you're in New England if not, why any kind a howl you like. "I never will forget one Sunday last fall the Sunday before last Thanksgiving, I believe when thirty-six of us drummers struck together at the American House Burlington, Yt., and stayed over'till Mon day. We had had a good deal of sport the night before, by the way, and that morn ing after breakfast we were sitting around the stove in the office, telling stories and talking business and things, everybody having something to say about his expe rience on the road at one time or another. "All the time we wero enjoying ourselves in this style there was an unknown sitting otf by himself, his chair tilted back, his chin down in his vest, his hat on wrong side to, saying nothing and only showing life when he lit another match to keep agoing the stub of a cigar that was slowly burning his moustache otf. "He was pretty full part of it left over from the night before and part the effect of frequent samplings that morning. He didn't seem to know or care what was go ing on and nobody noticed him till sudden ly he broke out into our sport with a 'Shay, gents will you allow me to shay few words?' "We were taken by surprise, but quickly assented, scenting some sport, and he con tinued, as he braced up and struck another match: 'tientlemen—if should tell you there ain't half o' you know your business, you'd say I was lyin to you, wouldn't yer? But yer don't. You think yer pretty smart but yer don't none o' yer half know yer business. 'I am a traveler myself, but lam no drummer, under tand that. I represent ninety-six separate and distinct manu factories. And I sell goods for 'em all, an' don't you forget to keep ihat in your mem' lies. Oh, I know my business, young fel lers, and none o' you do. 'Lemme tell you. I struck Omaha the other day, and went into a big place in the carriage hardware line. Didn't buy goods of drummers. But I was no drummer. I was a factor representing ninety-six sepa rate and distinct manufactories. 'First man I met inside was the junior proprietor. lie was going to throw me right out. Never bought goods of drum mers. Never saw the drummer that could seli him goods. He didnt know me, yer see. I told him I was no drummer I was afactoi, representing ninety-six separate and distinct manufactories. But he wouldn't have it. Factor or no factor, he never bought goods of drummers, and he went on to explain how I could get out of the door the quickest way. 'You fellows would have let him put you right out, wouldn't yer? But that ain't me. I knew I was no drummer and I had him. So I refused to leave until I had seen his superior partner. I'd seen the old man be hind the glass door of the office and knew I could fetch him, so I persisted like till tbe junior consented to call him, but he said it would be no use. 'The old gent came out uid I greeted him cordially, grasped his hand and calling him by name I says, 'My dear sir, allow me to lapse into history. On the 9th of November, 1872, occurred the great fire devastating acres of giound (tad dissipating millions of property. I was previously do ing a magnificent business in carriage hard ware, everything driving and my stock in sured for $300,000 in thirty different com panies. On the morning after the fire all but two of these companies had failed, and I was reduced from wealth to poverty, from a merchant prince to a beggar. Twenty years ago, sir, you came into my establish ment, wanting a carload of goods to bring hither and lay the foundations of your busi ness. You selected your goods and asked three months time. I told you you could not have three months timo, but I would give twelve months time, and furthermore, I would deliver the invoice on the cars at the east bank of the Mississippi river. Ah, I see you recognize me, ur. To-day you are rich and powerful. Your junior called mo a drummer, and would have turned me from your door. But I am no drummer, sir, as you know. I am a factor, representing ninety-6ix separate and distinct manufac tories! And now, after the vicissitudes of twonty years have brought you to the posi tion of wealth and infiuonee once held by me, I come to you, sir, as an humble factor, to ask that I may sell you a small bill of goods. I ask but this small favor, sir, and will mention right here that being no drum mer, sir, but a factor, I can give you better terms than you have been buying at. 'The junior kinder put on a look of dis gust, but the old gent he says: 'You'd bet ter give this gentleman an order.' 4\Vo wu arrested for robbing the postofllpe of jnoney letters, never buy goods of drummers,' says the young upstart. 'Never mind,' said the senior. 'When I was a young man, almost without capital, he gave mo every advantage. I advise you to give him an order.' 'The young feller calmed down after a while, when he saw I was not a drummer, and wo began to talk business. I finally told him I would give him twenty-five—ten —ton—five—live-—three—two—one— and a half off on three months' time, and the fool didn't know then I was making more than the usual profit. Tho result was, gentle men, I got an order for $10,000 worth, and sold the first bill of goods to the firm who never bought of drummers. 'For I am no drummer. I am a factor representing ninety-six separate and dis tinct manufactories and wnen I toll you you don't any of you know your business, I represent G. Washington, hatchet and all his other hardware. Don't you forget it.' "And tho factor lighted another match, jammed his hat on with the bow to the left, and braced for another trip to the sample room." The story was finished as the car reached the Citizen office, and Mr. Autograph got off to ?o up and laugh in his easy chair. The New Register of the Treasury. From the St Louis Globe-Democrat Among tho congratulations received by Hon. Blanche K. Bruce, ex-senator from Mississippi, upon his appointment, none have been extended moro cordially and sincerely than those of the southern sena tors and members with whom Mr. Bruce served in congress. A colored man, in the person of Mr. TBruce, now holds a position under the government where every man in the country w.ll soon have daily occular evidence of the fact that the colored race has received prominent recognition as a part of the body politic. Every circulating note, whether of the United States or of the national banks every government bond, and all forms of national indebtedness, bear the signature of the register of the treas ury, ai}d from this time onward, while $ Mr. Bruce continues in his present office, the signature of a man who, twenty years ago, had no rights that white men were bound to respect, will be necessary to give currency to the circulating notes of the United States and national banks, as well as to attest the correctness and completeness of nearly all the transactions of the treas ury of tho United States. The signature of Blanche K. Brace on the circulating notes of the United States furnishes emphatic illustration of the results that have been accomplished by the war. i Aff AWFUL ENGLISH SCANDAL. Elopement of the Premier Earl of England with a Modern Mrs. I'otlpliW. From the New York Sun. Mrs. Mundy, the modern Mrs. Potiphar of England, has como in for a full share cf denunciation, while her boyish paramour is more pitied than aught else. The young Earl of Shrewsbury, who is the hero of the present, scandal was born in 18'»0, and has not yet attained his twenty-first birthday. His father died suddenly in 1877, and the lad, then at Eton as Viscount Ingestre, suc seeded to tbe ancient titles and estates as the head of one of tho greatest of English families—the renowned Talbots. Every student of English history knows what a prominent part this great family has played in days gone by, and all will regret that the young man, born with such a golden spoon in his mouth, should try to mar the splen did career which lies before him by begin ning life with such a false step. The very importance of hiB position as an English man, and the influence for good or evil which he can not fail to exert, have drawn more than ordinary attention to the present scandal. The newspapers here do not touch it, sufficient influence having prob ably been brought to bear upon the press. The Earl of Shrewsbury is the Premier Earl of England, Heriditary Great Senesch al of Ireland, from which unfortunate land he derives two titles, those of Earl of Water ford and Wexford. Hejhas three sisters, all happily married, the eldest, Lady Cas tlereaugh, being one of the most beautiful women in London, where her photographs are to be seen in all the shop windows. His mother was one of the best and most pious of women, and brought up her younger son in all the oder of sanctity. But no sooner did his father's death free him from parental authority than the young carl began to be talked of in connection with several of the leading professional beauties. It was said that he had caused that good man, Mr.Langtry, much anxiety, and it is not very long since a spicy story was told of a collision between the Prince of Wales and tho hero of the hour. It was related that the Prince of Wales had writ ten to Mrs. Langtry inviting himself to af ternoon tea at her house. This letter was supposed to have miscarried, for when the Prince arrived he found the lady in deep conversation with her youthful admirer, who did not seem inclined to resign his pretensions, even in favor of royalty. It may be added that Lord Shrewsbury is a slight, lissom youth, with blue eyes and light brown hair. With the heroine everything is quite dif ferent. She is not nealy so young as Lord Shrewsbury, and she has been married for eight years. It was in 1873 that Mr. Ed ward Miller Mundav, then just fresh from Oxford, led Miss Eilen May Palmer-More wood to the alter and intrusted his honor to her keeping. All went well for a few years, and a little girl was born. But dur ing tbe past two years rumor has not alto gether spared her good name, and many curious stories were afloat. But no one ever believed that she would be guilty of the madness of running away with such a boy as Lord Shrewsbury. When the news be came known all London was aghast, and wondered what would happen next. It was known that the guilty pair had fled to Stras burg, and that an assortment of the lady's brother's, of whom she has five, and the outraged husband were in pursuit. The absconding wife had left a letter for her husband and another for a friend which enabled the pursures to capture the fugi tives. Several accounts of what actually took place are given. According to one, the husband boxed the young Earl's ears, scolded his wife, and told her to come home and not make a fool of herself. But, ac cording to another, the brothers set upon Shrewsbury, and thiashed him soundly. Meanwhile public opinion is divided as to what Mr. Mun ly ought to do Some peo ple affect to think that tha great youth of the male offender makes the crime of the female very small, aud that it would be ab surd to make such a child a correspondent. Others insist that Mrs. Mundy was alone to blame, and that she should be severely punished. It will be curious to watch what course society will take should Mr. Mundy resolve to condone his wife's infi delity. -Mrs. Mundy is a woman of great personal attractions. Her eyes are dark blue, her hair a reddish chestnut, and her features well cut. Her mouth probably is her weakest point, and thei e is a certain sensuality in tho lips which strikes one at the first glance. Both the Morehoods (her own family and the Mundys are well known in society, and the latter hike their name from the Abbey of Mondaye in Normandy, whence the ancestor of the unfortunate husband came with William the Conqueror. There is an excellent portrait of Mrs. Mundy in the Academy it is by Leslie Ward, and gives a very fair idea of the manner of woman she is. Personalities. Mr. Jesse Grant, with his wife (nee Chap man), and her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Chapman, are in London, and willremaiu thero a year or more. Remark by Burnside: "I repeat I am not mad. But, blast my soul, please remember that I am not a monsoon when I begin to expand. At this time, however, as you will perceive by ihe splinters around my desk, I am perfectly cool and collected, you infernal villians!' Miss Mary A. Phillips, a brave and talented Illinois girl, studied for the ministry. She graduated at a theological institute, and clergynicn who knew her believed her well qualified for ministerial work. A motion was made to receive her in tho Southern Illinois Methodist Conference, and the presiding bishop refused to entertain it. She was so grieved that she sickened, wasted nway and died, and her friends blame the bishop for her death. A negro lives on the plantation of G. M. Kay, near Favetteville, N. C., who has re mained w.th his old master since the war. He has never asked for monoy, has never missed a day's work, has never left home, has never associated with his own race, and has never been known to do a dishonest or wrong act. Ho is the historically good negro who will go where the good negroes go. His enemies say of Gambetta, that he is not only an ambitious but an avaricious man that he has receivod from M. Chris tophle, the collector of the Credit Foncier de France, who is also largely interested in the Credit Foncier Algeria©, 3,000,000 francs' worth of the capitol stock of the latter company, given in order to Becure the political influence of the great states man to further certian schems. General Sherman has received gratify ing letters from his youngest daughter, Miss Rachel, who is enjoying herself much in Paris in the society of ex-secretary Evart's family and ex-senator and Mrs. Thurman' with whom she went abroad. James A. Gregory, proffesor of Latin at Howard University, in Washington, is the colored candidate for the consulship at Leed's, England. He is endorsed by Gen eral Howard, ex-senator Brace, professor Mosroe of Oberlin, bishop Browne and others. Sophia Perowska, the executed Nihilist, has been elevated into a sort of St. A gnes. Her life has been written in the form of hilists faithfully regard the clothes she wore and the ringlets which were cut from her heaJ as so many precious relics. These objects havo been distributed as talismans among the leaders of the Nihilist party. Mr. Thomas R. Hazard, a stalwart spir itualist of providence, 11. I., writes to the Journal of that citv: If my senses are to be relied upon, I not only believe, but I know, that for the lastquarter of a century I have, through the mediumship of^exceptionally gifted human instruments, been put in pretty close rapport with the future unseen world, and that I have enjoyed tangible and undoubted communion with many thou sands of returning spirits who were once tenants of mortal bodies on earth." A little newspaper published on the Uni ted States flag ship Trenton, entitled the Trenton Herald, says that Miss Clara Louise Kellogg visited the ship while at Villfranche, France, and for the amusement of the officers and crew, sang a number of familiar home songs, aecompanyingT»erself on the banjo. The account says that "Down cn the Suwannee river" was better than a dozen Italian cavatinas, and the way she handled the banjo and sang "The Yaller Gal Dressed in Blue" would have made Sam Devere pause. Lord Beaconsfield was always very much interested in young men beginning politi cal life, even if only in the earliest stages of office work. He once said in answer to some one who observed that the work of a particular office was dry: "All details are dry you must not be discouraged it is the same in every office. The main point is to get the first step on the ladder." He seemed never to lose interest in those who had served him well, and would say: "Tell so and so to come to see me, I like him very much." INDIAN WIVES. How the Aborigine Maideus Wed White Men—The Price of a Good Wife. From the St Louis GlobeDe-mocrat Among the northwestern tribes of In dians innocence is as marked among the girls as their color. The impression that the red maiden does not entertain a high standard of morality is an error, for she is taught as other girls are, and grows up with well-developed ideas of the responsibilities of life, and a firm resolution to discharge them. Educated in the faith that she was ordaioed to work, she trains herself to un dergoing hard labor, and at sixteen years of age, is sturdy and strong, brave against fatigue, and a perfect house-wife. She may not possess New England notions of cleanliness, but she takes not a little pride in her personal appearance, and in the arrangement of her lodge she displays some crude ideas of taste and a cer tain amount of neatness. If she marries a white man she makes him a good wife as long as she lives with him. His home is her sole comfort and his comfort lier ambition. She thinks of him and for him, and makes it her study to please him and make him respect and love her. She recognizes in him one of a superior race, and by her dignity and devo tion endears herself to him and struggles to make him happy. At the agencies on the upper frontier thousands of men are employed, and it is not an exaggeration to say that the majority of them have Indian wives and live happily. They are not sought after by the maidens, for the Indian girl's custom is to remain quiet until the uiarriago contract is made and the marriage portion paid over. The husband must have the dowry, with which he must invest his projected mother-in-law before the ceremony takes place. The process is a.little out of the usual run and a description may be of interest. The aspiring bridegroom must be well known in the tribe before he can hope to win a wife. Her people want to thoroughly un derstand him and know if he can support not only her but also her relatives in the event of apinch. He must be a kind-hearted man, with a temper warranted to keep in any domestic climate, and he must have a good lodge and at least half a dozen horses. If he be, and have all these, he can a woo ing go. Selecting the lady, he makes ap plication to her mother, and at a council the price is fixed upon. If the girl is es pecially pretty her mother will demand a gun, two horses and a lot of provisions, blankets and cloth. A gun is valued at $20, a horse »t $20, and he mnst furnish material to bring the amount up to from $100 to $150. Then, he tries to beat the dame down, and if he succeeds he knows there is some reason for letting the girl go: if not, he understands that he is making a good choice. The courtship is left entirely to the mother. She communicates the intel ligence to the bride-elect, who dutifully sets upon preparing the lodge for the nuptials. Relatives and friends congiegate. form a circle, pound a drum and have a feast, at the conclusion of which tho man and girl stand up. A blanket is thrown over their heads, under which tkey exchange vows of fidelity, after which the mother blesses them, and the ceremony is complete. But it fares badly with the man who plentifully stocks his wedding lodge. Ilis wife wiil give away every thing he gives her, and stores intendedfor a month will disappear in an hour. He, if ho bo called cautious, will give her barely enough to eat until lie teaches economy, a lesson which once thoroughly learned she never forgets. For some time after the wedding the new ly made relatives haunt the happy lodge, demanding that they be feasted and cared for. Woe unto him who accedes in the slightest. A firm refusal well persevered in is all that will save him a life of misery. According to prairie law it is disreputa ble in a white man to abandon his dusky wife until sho has grown to old to work for him. Then he may send her back to her tribe if he so elect. The obligation upon tne wife is different. She may not desert her husband for another white man, but she may leave him for an Indian who wants to marry her, provided she have no chil dren. If a squaw desires to abandon her husband, the Indian of her choice must pay back tho price originally paid to her mother. He may abate no jot or tittle, and it is in such payment that the divorce is perfected. She then becomes a single women, free to marry, but she cannot live in the vicini ty inhabited by her former husband. She must move away with her new venture. Such divorces are not unfre uent. It is a difficult thing for the squaw to perfectly adapt herselr to her white Unsband. He may be of the kindest disposition, but his ways are not her ways, and though she struggles with all her strength to draw closer to him and try to make her existence a part of his, she cannot make him one of her kind, and she drifts away from him. The birth of children directs lier thoughts to a new channel and lessens tho charms between them, but without them he has but little hope of keeping her to himself. Soon er or later sho will find her affinity. For Late Spring and Early Fllfe Have a fire. A good deal of the so-called malaria of the season is nothing but rheu matism engendered by trying to get along without a furnace fire or any other. Tho best thing for the damp spring and fall weather, when furnace heat is too much, is a wood fire. If you havn't a firo-place, an old fashioned wood stove with an open front will do very well some of them are not much bigger theu a coal hod. Have a room where you can set one up and got in to it till the cold nuns aro over with. A cord of oak or chestnut will comfort several seasons, either in a fire-place or stove. Of course a coal file is equally warm, but it doesn't go to your heart quite like the flaming, softly talkative, brilliantly coloring lire of wood. a religious romance, in which t^e most ex traordinary virtues are attributed to her. She is worshiped as a martyr, apd tbe Ni« At Wabasha, Isaac C. Hart who pleaded guilty of forging a sewing machine note, was sentenced to two years at Stillwater at hard labor. RJp ASO N ABLE —AND— FURNISHED ON APPLICATION First Class Facilities for Job Work. Legal Advertisements Must be Paid for when Affidavit Is Given. MINNESOTA NEWS. Items ]y Mail and Telegraph. Fred Goodrich was killed by lightuing eight miles north of ltochester, in tho town of Oro noeo. At Sleepy Eye, George Stevenhoffer, whilo fa an out-house lack of Legg's diUK store, struck by lightning and instantly killed. Maj. J. C. Mclli atli. formerly of St. Panl, kt in Washington for a few days. Ho is stationed in Massachusetts on special treasury service At the May term of the circuit court held at Fergus Fall*, Wm. Baker was convicted of stabbing Alex Johnson, and sentenced to two years in tho penitentiary. DeGraff & Co. have secured a contract for tho construction of the branch of tho Northern Pacific from Wadena to Breckinridge, and will commence work upon it immediately. Maj. J. E. Doughty, of Lake City, who still remains in the vicinity of Cincinnati, is report ed to be slowly improving in health, and hia friends are beginning to hope for hie recovery. Appletou Press:—The iish at Artichoke lake havo all died from the effects of the past win ter. Immense quantities of dead fish have washed ashore which were obliged to )Ahauled away to pre.vent sicknees in the neighborhood. Hon B. Pirz of Eden Lake, Stearns -connty, was shot by one Leyendecker, his brother-in law. The ball entered the fleshy part of his thigh, just below the left hi joint, in proximity to a serious rupture which complicates the case in such a manner us to make the result of the wound somewhat doubtful. The American House at Glencoe was burned Monday morning. Tho hotel is a total loM. The insurance is in St. Paul Fire and Marine for $1,500 in the Hartford for $1,700. The building was worth about .$0,000: insurance on furniture $1,000, anil most of the furniture was saved in a damaged condition. The insur ance will probably cover all the losss. Dr. H. C. Aldrieh. a young man who lias been long and favorably known in Minneapolis, left home last week for Charles fity, Iowa, where he proposes to establish himself in the line of his profession. Dr. Aldrich is the son of the late CoL Cyrus Aldrich, former post master of Minneapolis and member of congress at the outbreak of the war. State Auditor Whitcomb commenced Wednes day at Redwood Falls, a series of sales of agricultural college, school, internal improve ment and university lands, the property r.f the state. Sale? wiil be held also, in Granite Falls, Ortonville, Morris. Moorhead, CrcokstuH, War ren. St Vincent, Fergus Fills, Fairmont and Jackson, the latter being held on the 8th of June. A Jorgenson, banker, of Red Wing, Minn., who was spending a few days in Madison, Win., accompanied by his wife, had a narrow escape from serious injury at the West Madison depsfc During his temporary absence his horse be came frightened and "upset the carriage just as Jorgenson wa? rushing to the rescue of Ins wife. 13oth Jorgenson and liis wife were un derneath the carriage when it was tipped over, but fortunately escaped with little injury. One Nic Liscombe of Adrian, armed himself with a brace of pi*iols and attempted to force his 'wife away from the house of D. C. Atwell, where she had taken refuge. Mr. aud Mrs. Atwell resisted, and they disarmed the infilliat ed husband and gave him a good disciplining. Then the neighbors loaded him in a wag' .a and hauled him to town for safe keeping. His pis tols were retained by the nervy Mrs. Atwell, who showed more sand than any of the partiflfc pants. William Tucker of New Auburn, Sibley coun ty, son of Mrs. E. C. Tucker, shot himse'lf with, a revolver, inflicting a not very dangerous wound. The cause of the affair is said iea love affair, he having formed au attachment for the daughter of Mr. Henry Bailey, and his attentions to her meeting with opposition from her father, ho tried to kill himself as above stated. He will recover from his wound, and the girl ought to recover from her hallucina tion as well. The Redwood Gazotto notes the discovery of aveiuof lignite coal in the Minnesota rr\ bluffs about four miles from that town. A party went out to examine it a few days ago and "carried back with them a number of speci mens. The vein which they examined was about seventv-iive feet below the top of the bluff, and was about four inches thick where it cropped out The roof over it was sand frtone with fire clay below. Above this vein were found two thinner layers of coaL The samples brought in were smooth and glossy, something like cannel coal, but mnch browner in color. There was a large at* cndancc of judges.Iawyers nd personal friends, at the fuueral of Judgo ornell in Minneapolis. Tho ar associations in various cities passed resolutions of respect to his memory. His particular trait of charac ter most lauded by speakers was his uniform kindness and attention, his willingness to listen to whoever came before him and bis thought ful consideration of their feelings, whether young attorneys or old or whatever tlicy were. These traits," in such marked contrast with many holding similar positions, werementi nied by each eulogist who addressed the meeting. TWO SEASONABLE SN YKE STORIES. A Black Snake sut«l a Cunning Lettle A South American Snake Used to Corral Cattle. From the San Francisco Cattle. "I heard the cunningest snake story over at Mrs. T—in San Rafael, the other day, Major,"said Mrs. Max, picking out a spot less baked potato for the Major. "Any doubts I may have mv dear," said the Major, "regarding the propriety of ('idl ing any snake story 'cunning' vanishes in my eagerness to hear this one of yours first remarking that this mackerel, while prop erly cooked, seems to have been improper ly soaked over night, for it is just a trifle tough. A little more of that butter gravy, please." "You will say it is cunning yourself, when you hear it," resumed Mrs. Max. "Mrs. T—was sitting at her front veranda—you know those lovely Marshal Niel roses tliore, Major—when she saw a little bit of a robin, just able to flutter about, drop out of its nest in a tree, and immediately afterward, a blaeksnakc swallow it." "The nest or the tree, dear?" "The little robin, Major, of course. Well, she called her husband- Mrs. T. called her husband, and he caught the snake, which must have been then something like you after a Sunday dinner, for it conld hardly move, and cut it open, and what.do you think?"' "I think, my dear, thafrtoy eoffee-cup wants filling." "To be sure. Well, the robin, poor little thing, jumped light out! That ain't all. The snake turned around and swallowed the robin again, and the robin hopped right out of the place Mr. had cut ag.iin. Sure, for Mrs. showed me tho very tree the nest was in. Well, the snake turned around again and swallowed tho robin once more, and once moro the dear little bird jumped out." The major looked at Mrs. Max a trifle hard, but without 60 much as a single doubting word began: "Yon have heard me sppak of my visit to Brown, who graduated with me in 'of, and went, to South America, married a rich Brazilian's daughter, and lived on a ranch. I visited him in'57, the summer before I married you, Mrs. Max. Well, oue day he took me out to a corral where some of his men were branding cattle. 'Any of those Duhrain yearlings brought in yet?' asketl Brown of one of the men. 'riere is one coming up the trail now,'replied the man and judge of my horror when, looking down the trail, 1 saw an immense boa con strictor crawling towards us. I was for ma king tmcks, but Brcwu said Hold on, Max that's my retriever.' I waited, feel inga little queer, I confess, untii the mon ster reptile crawled into the corral aud qui etly rolled over on its back. I noticed that it looked uncommonly poddy. One of the men went up to it and unbuttoned a long slit in its belly, when out jumped—what do you think, Mrs. Max?" "I think. Major," repliod Mrs. Max.quite rod in the face, "'that that mackerel waa soaked mther badly." "Well, out jumped as lively a Durham yearling as you ever saw. The slit was but toned up, the constrictor patted on the head, and away it went again, and pretty soon brought in another yearling and while we waited there it brought in uo less than ty-seven." "How many, Major?" "Why, ty-seven. Brown said that his father-in-law lost no end of yearlings by boa-constrictors every year, and thougpt the world of him, Urown, since he hiM| trained that ono as a retneYor."