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Issued Every Thursday at Morris, Stevens Co., Minnesota. W. J. MUNRO, SDITOB AND FUBLI8HBB. Official Paper of Villafe ait Comity. Termst $2.00 per Year In Advance. (HNULKNTJNKWS. RAILKOADS. The rumors that Qen. Haupt of tho Northern Pacific would resign are a pain current ntul are gaining general credence in railway circles. A meetiuR of the eutrdl freight agents the Intelligence from the north shore of Lake Superior is that a new suivey has been made locating the line of the Northern l'acitiie rail road some miles further north from the lake, passing through mere level country bv tho head waters of the Moose river. It is said that the change wiil gain about a $1,000,000 for the Canadian Tacitic railroad -ompany. A construction train, on the Des Moines and Northwestern railroad, at Greeubria township, Iowa, flew the track. The train consisted of a locomotive, six tlat cars and a caboose, and was carrying a construction party to work ou the line. All the cars left the rail's, and the caboose was badly smashed. Three men were killed outright and thirty more or less injured. The names of of the Killed art) M. Heardon, John Murphy and C. J. Gilbert. In tho Wisconsin Supreme court, lu the cuo of Kelly vs. the Chicago Milwaukee A St Paul railway company, Judge Taylor doeided that fatal accidents occuriug in railroad yards are necessarily a consequence of the manner of doing business: that switchmen must be aware ot the character of their work, and tliat'de- ceascd had full knowledge way, were of his before robbers. business long he was killed. Decision was rendered in favor of the company. The following general order has been issued by General Superintendent C. F. Hatch, of the Chicago St. Paul, Minneapolis A Omaha rail uud-'r date of St. Paul, Octnber 1, 1SS1: Hereafter all persons, before being appointed to the position of either conductor or locomo tive engineer ou this railway, must pass an ex amination before a board consisting of at least two division superintendents and two divi ion master mechanics, as to their knowledge of the general and special rules of the road. Tlie board will give each person who passes the ex amination satisfactorily a certificate which, after approval by the general superintendent, will put the applicant in the line of promotion when vacancies occur. KKCORO OF CRUIK. Tli ere is some talk of a lynching bee at In dependence, Mo the victims being the alleged train The dead body of Nettie Jordan, "one more unfortunate," was found in the Scioto river at Columbus, O. The postoffice safe -vas blown open at Lake Mills. Iowa, by some unknown thief or thieves, and $500 stolen Postmaster Hull offers a reward of f'_'00 for the arrest and conviction of tho pertrators. Ike Stockton, one of the leaders of the Stock ton and Kndge gaug of desperadoes, who are wanted in New Mexico for murder, arson, rape Mid other crimes was fatally shot while resist ing arrest at Puiango, New" Mexico. The jury on the trial of Wm Ryan at Inde pendence, Mo., for participation in the robbery of the Chicago A Alton railroad train at Glen dale, Mo., October 1, 1S7!*, have returned a verdict of guilty. Ryan was sentenced to twen ty-five years in the penitentiary. FIRES AND OTHER CAS AXTIKS. The tornado that wrecked Quincv, I1L, or a Bide show accompanying it, bruehet! the village of Camden near linahville, destroying public buildings, houses and barns in its track, killing one woman and causing a loss of $150,000. At Lafayette, lad., the Mohr A Mohr distil lery and contents, valued at $'. 25,000, owned by a stock company and operated by Paul F. Mohr of Cincinnati, was completely destroyed by fire Sunday. Total amouat of insurance, $91,825—about $40,COO with Cincinnati companies. An excursion train to a fair in London, Con., came into collision with a freight train at OrwelL Five'of the nine passenger coaches completely wrecked. Two passengers and three others were killed outright. Several are missing and are supposed to be buried in the wreck. About twenty were severely wound ed and a large number slightly. The dead are Willie Cook of Aylmer, W. Ainsley and son, driver and fireman of the excursion "train, and two young men, names unknown. An Emporia, Kanais, dispatch says that on Thursday a storm in the west soon turned into a violent and destructive cyclone. Dark, green ish clouds made their appearanco, which at tracted attention, but were not believed to be fraught with danger at this season of the vear. It was one of the most (instructive storms" that ever visited that section of the state. There are now lying four deaa bodies of people killed by the storm. As many as a score of buildings were utterly demolished. Tho loss of propeity will be very great, and a large number of peo ple were injured by falling timbers, etc. CURRENT EVENTS. Garfield's tomb is guarded by soldiers. Hugh A Co., commission merchants of Chi cago, suspended, owing to the heavy advance in October wheat, of which they wero largelv short. On Monday as there was a general suspen sion of business throughout the country, and the various board" of trade wero closed, there were no markets or reports of the same. Hon. JohnS. Wise, of Virginia, one of the leaders of the readjuster party of Virginia, says he feels very confident that the combina tion ticket (readjuatcra and republicans will be elected. The confederate veterans of the Shenandoah valley, Pa., accompanied by a band of the Stonewall brigade, were cordially received and entertained by the Grand Army of tho Repub lic at Carlisle, Pa. The members of tlie Minnesota Editorial as sociation, over a hundred, left St. Paul on Thursday fer a trip to Omaha, Chicago, Mil waukee, etc. It is expected that they will reach nome Sept. 1st. F. W. TVoodward, Esq., a leading banker and capitalist of Ean Claire, not long since pur chased a large tract of land near Warren,on the Paul, Minneapolis A Manitoba, and has just harvested 20,fe 00 bushels of wheat. The fund fei the relief of tlie Michigan fire sufferers now amounts to over $12:},000. Of this sum New Y'jrk contributed Sf)'o4'480. That international mendicant, Chicago, has contrib uted about $2,000, and somo speeches. 'When told that the coffin could probably not 06 opened after arriving at Cleveland, poor Grandma Garfield said in faltering accents, vh, I must Boe him I inuat nee him once more. He was my own boy, you know." Capt. Paul Boynton, the India rubber nav igator, who ia sailing down theYellowstonoand Missouri, has passed Fort Stephjnson, after running the gauntlet of various suspicions In dians and tiappers with guns, and the perils of wreck among treacherous sands and rapids. Tht late President Garfield studied every tmng in detail. When he went through the Bunt at San Francisco I10 delayed his party while he asked questions about how money was turned out and when at last he received a silver dollar, 3r which he then and there of fered payment, he said: "Gentlemen, in the next speech that I make on finances I shall bo equal to even the milling on the dollar." At the conclusion of "The Merry Wives of Wlnsor" entertainment at Des Moines by Bar num's Electric company, Clarence Ostrander, the "Fenton" of the play was married to Miss May Wentworth Van Hlvek, ono of tho "Merry Wives." The bride is the daughter of the at tornry of the Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Paul read. Rev. S. H. Hunting, a Unitarian minis ter, performed the ceremony,joining the'couple en tho stage, and surrounded by the members ef the company in the costumes of the play. Mrs. Parris the widow of Hon. Albion K. Parris, governor of Maine from 1822 to 1827, ia still living, in Washington, at the greatly ad vanced age of Dinety-nve years, retaining her mental and physical faculties to a remarkable degree. is Lafayotte, at the time of his visit to this country, in 1820, visited Portland, and was the guest of Governor Parris, at his man sion on Danfort street, in that city, and of whom Mrs. Parris relates many interesting in cidents and reminiscences relating to that dis tinguished man's visit to Maine. 'l'he attention of tho secretary of the United States' alleged navy is called to the fact that the Russian imperial yacht Livadia has been condemned because its propensity to roll is too great, and though not very violent, yet of a nature to continually expose tho crew to the lia bility to suffer from sea-sickness secondly, its rate of speed is comparatively slow thirdly, it too weakly bnilt and, fourthlv, the materials need in its construction are of an inferior qual ity* Tne Livadia should bo purchased and added to its peers of the United States navy. 6 Friends of Mrs. Garfield have been informed that she is greatly shocked to learn that ao large a part of the remains of her husband is now in tho medical museum at Washington. She consented to tho injured vertbra and rib being brought here, she understood they would beuaed in the trial of the aseaasin but elso there,and believed that all elso of tlce body of her husband was in tho casket in Ohio. 81ie now knows that all tho inward parts from his neck to tho loins were brought to Waehiugton, and have been exhibited, 110 ono knows to how many curious surgeons. She is indignant, but finds it difficult to now recover it. of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis A Omaha, Northwestern, ami Chicago, Milwaukee A St Paul roads was heM in Ch cago Monday. They agreed upon uniform graiu ratos to and from all common joiuts 011 their roads. Here is the verdict of a coroner's jury at Minneapolis: "Said Benton Brusie aud Walter 1!. lvittell came to their death Saturday, Sep tember 21, by being run over by train No. 10, of the SL Paul, Minneapolis A Manitoba rail road, at tho crossing of Central avenue, city of Minneapolis, of which train Tlios. S. Bryant was conductor and Tlios. E. Conner engineer. We find also that there was criminal negligeuce 011 the part of the officials of said road iu so oVstructing tho street that teams moving on their load could not be Seen, failing to erect a sign post, and iu not employing llag men at that spot, and iu running the train at a greater speed than authorized by the city ordinance. NKWS FROM WASHINGTON. The National Republican claims that Post master- General James can only hold his office until October 19, unless reappointed by Presi dent Arthur. Mr. McKlroy, who lias the honor of beiug the husband of President Arthur's sister, says his wifo will not be the mistress of the White Houso. She has other fish to fry—for Mr. Mo- Elroy. Dr. D. W. Bliss is confined to his bed with a large pus abscess on his right cheek, which v.-aa opened. He is still suiTeriug from pus poison contracted during his attendance upon the president. He says it is not pyiemia. Senator Johnson says that Senator Ben Hill will probably never be able to fully discharge the dntv of senator although he may be ablo to appear at the caded session of the senate and vote. Senator Piatt, of Connecticut, who is ill, will pair with Senator Hill should tho latter de sire it. Treasury officials think that the flow of gold to this country from Europe is about to set in again after having slacked under the prevent ive policy of the English and German branch. It is declared te be an infallible rule that when sight exchange goes below ^4.84L, gold is shipped to this country to meet the trade bal ance. In tho same connection it is noticed that silver continues steadily to advance. It now seems probable that the president will nominate some of the members of hia new cabinet during the extra session of the senate, which begins on the 10th of October. Attor ney General McVeagh expects his successor to bo named by that time, and there are at least oue or two other members of the cabinet who l-.avo tho same anticipations. The president has not yet matured any plans regarding the new cabinet It is said that leading republican and dem ocratic senators, ou their way home from the funeral came to an agreement that Anthony or some republican selected by the republican caucus should bo made acting vice president pro tem. of the senate without dissent that the democrats name the secretary of the senate, an office now vacant, and retain the sergeant at arms, or select a successor to the present one the committees to be undisturbed. There are in all above $21,000,000 bonds still outstanding, but which have been called in, and on which the interest has ceased. Some of these bouds should have been pre yresented for redemption eleven years ago. Provision has been made for the redemption of all of them whenever presented at the treasuiy, but judging from the lapse of time since inter est has been paid on some of them, there are many bonds outstanding which the treasury will never be called on to redeem. CoL Geo. Dliss, Hon. B. H. Brewster and Col. Cook, as counsel for the government in the star route cases, have tiled in court a long in formation against QX-Assistant Postmaster Gen eral Brady and others, and warrants were is sued by Justice Cox in the ordinary form, as prayed for. This is tho first instance in this district- that proceedings of this character have been begun by information, but the adjourn ment of the grand jury until October 3 and the operation of the statute of limitations rendered this step necessary Tho general charge sot up in the document, is conspiracy to defraud the government, and au attempt is made to show the fraudulent proceedings of the alleged conspirators in the manipulation of contracts for carrying the mails. FOREIGN FLASHES. Aid. John Whittaker Ellis, Broad street, land agent and anrvevor, has been elected lord may or of London. lie ia a Conservative and a ree Mason. A dispatc'i from Vienna says Wm. Walter Phelpp, United states minister* to Vienna, has asked to be relieved of his functions as soon as his successor can reach Vienna. The Irish bishops in resolutions adopted by them at Maynooth college, say they expect their flocks to avail themselves of "the advantages of the lan act and urge tenant farmers to use tho means provided in the act and every otlwr means in their power to improve the condition of laborers. A dispatch from Roms eays tho destruction caused by the earthquake in Abruzzo far ex ceeds anything indicated by the first reports. The Archbishop of Chicta appeals piteously for help. He says the disaster is only compai able to that of Casamacciola. Over 1,000 houses are uninhabitable and the remainder more or less fifsured. Four-fifths of the pop ulation are shelterless. Abruzzo ia a former division of the kingdom of Naples, on the Ad riatic. The Spanish minister sent tho following from New York: Christopher Columbus, duke of Vergua, descendant of the illustrious Col umbus, sends me the following telegram: The American congress, assembled in Madrid for the first season, unanimously asks you to con vey to the widow, mother and children of Gen. farfield, and to tho American people, a sincere expression of its sympathy and condolence of the great less experienced by America. Dr. Edward Weldersheim, Dr. Ludwig Schriener, Julius Eberliart, and Ludwig Glock of Hohenheim college, Werteuiborg, Germany, the gentlemen composing the commission sent out by the Canadian government to examine iu to the agricultural resources of Manitoba and report thereon, have completed their examina tion iind spent last Sunday in Dtiluth, on their way to Ottawa. They were wailed upon by a delegation of German citizens, who marched them up to Turner hall and entertained them in a sumptuous manner. A most enjoyable and pleasant time was had. Some Words From Dr. Bliss. NEW YORK, Bept. 30.—Dr. W. W. Bliss, who is preparing his report on President Garfield's fcase for tho medical record at the house of It. Brady of this city, eai I this evening that lie had no doubt the medical profession would be satisfied from his report that the treatment could not have been different from what it had been. The president's wound was mortal, said he. Any attempt to remove the ball was by cutting the abdomen, lifting the stomach and searching for it, or we might have cut through the back, sawed through a rib, or done something else equally futile, as we did not know where tho ball was. It would have been plain that the ball was en cysted, eo it was not an important factor. Again even if no particles of bone had been carried forward into the soft parts of the body, the in jury to the vertebra would have produced fatal results as rotten pieces of tho bone parenthexs would havo resulted, and this, distracted pro cesses attending it would havo entered to the spinal cord, producing paralysis with all its at tending evils. And then if tho presidsnt had survived sufficiently long an abseess would havo resulted. If the ball had been removed promptly without serious surgical interference death would have resulted. In tho light of the autopsy it was fortunate that no serious attempt was made to extract tho ball, for by the con servative course pursued tho greatest comfort was secured for tho president and his life pre served tho longest possible period. As for determining the course of the ball, Dr. Wales and myself both tested it, at first with the fin ger, but wore stopped by tho broken rib. In conclusion he said: "I am perfectly satisfied with the treatment of the president's wound, and believe the profession will admit, when tho report is made, that the wound was mortal. It was only a question of time when the pres dent would die." Terrible Disaster at The she •ever consented to the carrying of anything Sea. Anchor lino steamer Anchoria arrived from Glasgow and reports striking and sinking a French vessel. All on board wore lost, A passenger says. "I was in tho main Baloon when the crash camo. Tho steamship reeled and we thought we wore going to the bottom. Women screamed. Somo fainted, and all that could, rushed for the decks. I saw hands on the steamship throw ligh ed buoys overboard. Manned boats were launched in about ten or fifteen minutes. Tken it was too late to save any ono on tho unfortunate vessel. 8ho sank almost instantly. We heard cries for assistance but tho poor fellows were drowned beforo we could save any. A large hole was made on the port bow of the Anohoria, and her fore com partment soon fiUod, owing to the high wind aud heavy seas. Capt. Theddick Hays tho An choria lay to next morning, and our boats were kept out all night, bnt wo could find REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION, Gen. Hubbard Nominated on the First Ballot. REPUBLICAN STATE TICKET. Governor. LUCIUS P. HUBBARD Lieutonaut Governor GHARLES A. OILMAN State Auditor W. W. BRADEN Secretary of State FRED. VON BAUMIUCII Treasurer of State CHARLES KITTELSON Attorney General W. J. IIAHN Clerk of Supreme Court. .SAMUEL H. NICHOLS Railroad Commissioner JAMKS H. BAKER (WM. MITCHELL, Supreme Judges J. D. A. DICKINSON, CfiAS. E. VANDERBURG Tlio Minnesota republican state convention assembled at the opera house iu St. Paul on Thursday, tho 2Sth, and was called to order by Capt ltussel Blakely, chairman of the state committee. Ex-Lieut Gov. Wakefield was eleciel tem porary president Charles W. Johnson, secre tary M. C. RusJel and M. D. L. Hollistor, as sistant secretaries. Ou motion of the respective chairmen, the l'ollo*iug committees were appointed: Committee on Credentials—F. Driscull, chairman, Ramsey E. H. Folsoni. Chisago W. H. Yale, Winona J. B. Giltillan, Hennepin J. M. Burlin carne, Steele: Frank A. Day, Martin J. H. Van Dyke, Douglas U. C. Denny. Carver: C. Aminund sou, Nicollet: H. G. Day, Fillmore G. John son, Becker: R. M. Strong, Yellow Medicine. At Large—D. H. Stimpson. Committee on Resolutions—H. G. Hicks, chair man, Hennepin: D. Sinclair, Winona J. II. Baker, Blue Earth! Gordon 15. Cole, liico D. B. Sondes, Ster.rns: ,T. A. Timelier, Goodhue: A. F. Nonlen, Kandiyohi F. E. Bissell, Meeker Alox Fiddes, Jackson: L. I.I. Brown, Scott Milo White, Olm sted Dr. McLaughlin, Dodge. At Large—Jacob Frankentiold, Sibley. Committee on Permanent Organization—J. D. Farmer, chairman, Fillmore G. C. Burt, Blue Earth R. B. Lanadon, Hennepin: B. M. Lowe, Murray C. E. Lnndbere, Meeker H. Kendall, St. Louis: J. K. Moore. St. Peter C. N. Bell,Ram sey: Geo. E. Case, Le Sueur: L. O. Htorla, Clay: L. K. Stone, Chippewa R. F. Horsey, Washing ton. At Large—O B. Gould, Winona. The convention then adjonrned, and after dinner reassembled at the German Athensnm, that affording better accomodations for the large number present The report of the committee on credentials was accepted, as also that on permanent organ isation, continuing the temporary officers in their places. THE PLATFonir. Tlie dommittee on resolutions reported, through CoL Hicks, chairman, as follows: The Republicans of Minnosota, in convention as sembled, declare the following us the principles, oh which the Republican party has hitherto conducted the government wisely and economically, aud which will Continue to distinguish its policy: First—The true interests of the neople demand the maintenance of the broad oonstitutioual dis tinction between the duties of the executive to nom inate to official position, uncontrolled by senatorial dictation, and the exercise by the senate of the right to confirm or reject all appointments unin fluenced by executive interference the continuance of tho policy of a metallic currency, based on the standard of the gold dollar: the fostering and encouragement of the commerce and manufactures of the country by such incidental protection as a necessary and discriminatinc tariff will afford the just protection of the agricultural interests by such national legislation as will reduce to the minimum tho cost of transportation of the products ot tho farm to tlie markets of the world the continuance of the high standard of national credit which we as a nation enjoy by the preservation untarnished of the public faith and the prompt payment uf all honest obligations the enactment and rigid en forcement of laws prohibiting the imposition of as sessments upon clerks and employes of the govern ment for the purpose of defraying election ex penses, and the establishment of a permanent sys tem of examination which shall secure tlie highest efficiency in the public service. Second—That the continuance of a free govern ment under republican forms is dependent upon tho preservation of the fullest and most perfect right to the untrammeled and independent exercise by every elector to expre.-'s his opinions Upon men aud measures bv means of a tree and 9ecret ballot, and to that end we denounce as a blow aimed at the permanency of free institutions every attempt, whether by force, intimidation or fraud, to control, coerce ot defeat the independent action of the electors at any election, whether State or national. Third—That recognizing the high importance of preserving the purity, independence and inte.grity of the judiciary, we deem it a sentiment in which all men must agree that it should at all times be the aim and desiio of every good citizen to elevate it as far as possible above the domain of party pol itics, and that eminent learning, purity of public and private character, and fearlessness in the dis charge of duty should bo the only passports to a seat upon the judicial bench. Fourth—That the Republicans of Minnesota be hold with natural pride the eminently wise and successful administration of tho national treasury by a citizen of our own State aud most heartily commend and endorse the brilliant financial policy which lias distinguished that department siuce the accession of the present secretary, as well as tho uniform financial policy of the national Republi can party, which, having had a continuous ccntroi of the national finances during a war unprece dented for the magnitude of the forces brought into the field, and the enormous expenditure inci dent thereto and from its termination to tho pres ent hour, and by the rapid reduction or taxation and diminution of the national debt has so demon strated its marked ability to administer the govern ment in both peace and war that it has continued tocommand and deserve tho suffrages of the people of this country to a degree for wuich there are few, if any. precedents in the history of political parties. Fifth—The watchfulness with which the interests of our frontier settlers havo been cared for and protected: tho inflexible firmness with which im provident legislation has bsen checked: the sound business ability which has been a conspicuous characteristic of the administration of his excel lency John S. Pil'sbury commend it to the hearty approval of his cotemporaries and will stand forth in the history of the Stato as one of the most 11 lustrous in our annals. Sixth—That it is deemed eminently fittingthat the first Republican convention which 'has assembled since his death should express the deep sense of the public loss which is everywhere felt at the lamented demise of tho late associate justice. F. R. E. Cornell, of station so exalted, of intellect so lumin ous, and of public and private character so pure that it would bo difficult to find his peer. Seventh—That for the second time, the ruler of a free nation has been stricken down by assassina tion. In both cases men conspicuous for their public virtue have fallen, the first a victim of the fierce animosities of the hour: the last, let us hope, by the purposeless act of a mad man. In his early death, howover. President Garfield, has left tho na tion the rich inheritage of tho auspicious dawn of an administration which gave an abundant promise of the most glorious results, the firm maintenance of the constitutional prerogative of the executive, the overthrow of a gigantic conspiracy against the public revenue. Enthroned in the innermost offi cial circles, the inauguration of a most wise and statesmanlike financial policy, the era of good feeling, which, for the first time since the civil war, was beginning to steal across the wholo land and gave promise of the speedy burial of past sec tional animosities in oblivion. Resolved, That in Chester A Arthur, upon whom has fallen the mantle of this illustrious man, wo hope to find a successor who will in no wise disap point the just expectations of the Republican party or of the country. Chosen by the national conven tion as Ihe associate of Gen. Garfield on tho presi dential ticket, and expected by tho people to bo his successor in any emergency which might render such succession necessary, the Republicans of Min nesota, with due appreciation of tho peculiar em barrassments surrounding his assumption of the offlie, and in full expectation of his faithfnlness to the principles of the Darty and his devotion to the best interests of the country, pledge to him their cordial, considerate and united support. A motion was made to elect sup *eme judges first, whioh was tabled by a vote 0/109 to 113. THE NOMINATIONS. C. Amundson, of Nicollet, nominated Hon. A. R. McGill, and the motion was seconded bv O. B. Gould of Winona Gordon E. Cole nominated Bon. T. B. Clement of Rice county Gon. Jennison nominated r. L. F. Hubbard Capt Bltkely of Ramsey nomi nated Gov. Pillebury Lt. Gov. Wakefield and Gen. Baker nominated Hon. Clark W. Thomp son Jacob Frankepfield of Henderson nomi nated Hon. John C. Stoever, and all made elo quent speeches in behalf of their candidatoa. THE FIB ST BAIJiOT, which, by agreement, was an informal one, re sulted as follows: L. F. nubbard ....140 J. Pillsbury .................... 07 A. R. McOill 41 T. B. Clement 29 C. W. Thompson 30 J. C. Stover ... 8 Whole number of votes cast THE FIRST FOBMAL BAIXOT. Following is the result of the first formal ballot: Hubbard ,160 I'illsbury 51 McGill 47 Thompson............. 20 Clement 18 Scattering 10 Whole number none out of the crew. Before getting under way again we put a patch over the hole made in our bows. DOMINATIONS the FOR the The 305 Necessary to elect (on full poll) 153 F. P. Lane of Hennepin was on motion ap pointed as additional teller to facilitate the count A formal VOLUME V MORRIS, STEVENS .COUNTY MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6,1881. NUMBER 25. the convention for tho office of governor of MinnoHota, aud Delegates Gould aud Blakely neconded tho motion, whioh was carried by ac clamation. THE SCENE "WHICH FOIJ.OWED the announcement of Gen. Hubbard's nomina tion was ono of wild onthuBiasm. Tho event has been presaged by tho large vote polled by tho successful candidate ou the informal bal lot, but many boliovod a number of additional polls would have to bo raado oro a conclusion was reached. Delegates got up 011 tho chairs and swung their aims and hats liko wiudmill vanes in a hurricauo. TlioGoodliuo delegation hung about each other's necks and fairly wept for joy. Iu tho midst of tho lneleo a motion to adjourn until 7 :U0 was lost by au overwhelm ing roar of noes. On motion of D. S. Bonsoil the chair ap pointed Mossrs. J. H. Baker, Rbssell Blakeloy, and It. C. Benton a committoe to wait upon Gou. Hubbard and inform hinl of his nomina tion. I.IEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SECRETARY OF STATE, AND STATE TREASURER. Whon quiet was partially restored, Gov. Yale of Winoua mounted a chair, and nominated for lieutenant governor Hon. C. A. Oilman of St. Cloud, there was no op position, and the prosont licutenaut govornor was rouominatod by acclamation. T. J. Sheohan thou nominated Frederick Von Baumbach of Douglas for secretary of stato, and there being no opposition the present in cumbent was declared the unanimous choice of tho convention. The same delegate nominated Charles Ivittel son of Froeborn for state treasurer, and tbis nomination was also made unanimous, tho last three beiug hurried through in iess than as many minutes. NOMINATIONS FOB STATE AUDITOR. For tho oilico of state auditor, J. D. Farmer of Fillmoro nominated Capt. VVallaco W. Bra don of the same county E. C. fimith of Olm etod nominated O. P. \\rhitcouib of Olmsted, the present auditor J. A. Everott of Martiu nominated J. A. Armstrong of the same County, and 12. W. Thompson of Houston nominated E. TV". Trask, his fellow county man. Iu these nominations tho pro posors did not indulge in any flights of rhet oric, but contented themselves with a simple presentation of tho names and a few words of commendation. An informal ballot resulted as follows: W. W. Braden 139 E. W. Trask 07 O. P. Whitcoinb 66 J. A Armstrong 34 Scattering 2 Whole number votes cast 308 Necessary to a choice 155 OEN. HUBBARD'S THANKS. Pending the result of the first formal ballot for auditor, Gen. Hubbard appeared, ai}d, amid cheers, was conducted td tho rostrum by the committee named above, whero he was in troduced by the Chairman and spoke briofiy, as follows: I am quite unable to express to you my apprecia tion of the high honor you have conferred on me by your action to-day. I will briefly say in ac cepting this nomination that I am profoundly im pressed with the grave responsibilities and the im portant duties of the high trust you have tendered me, and if called to their discharge by the voice of the people, I shall seek to serve the State in a manner that shall best pro mote its honor aud prosperity so far as my abil ity may be equal to the task. It has been my good fortune to be identified with Minnesota from tho time of its territorial experiences and I can confi dently say tligt no citizen within its borders has felt more brido than I have done in the rapid develop ment iu all the elements of material prosperity that has characterized our vigor ous young commonwealth, aud if it shall be my fortune to contribute in any degree to the continued growth and greatness of our State, I shall regard it the proudest work of my lifes to which shall devote tho best energies at my com mand, [Applause.] BRADEN FOB AUDITOR. The result of the formal ballot for auditor was then announced as follows: Braden 183 Trask 63 Whitcoinb 41 J. A. Armstrong 13 •Whole number 300 Necessary to choice 151 Capt. Braden's nomination was hailed with loud and hearty cheers and the gentleman mounting a chair in the center of the hall, made a brief speech of thanks to his support ers aud prayed that all tho scars of the canvass will be considered healed. ATTOBNET OENEBAL being next in order, CoL E. C. Geary of Wa basha, nominated Gen. W. J. Hahn and was seconded by Gordon E. Cole of Rice. R. C. Benton, of Hennepin, nominated Fayetto Marsh, of Washington. It was decided that the first ballot should be a formal one, and the following is the result: W. J. Hahn 186 Fayette Marsh 106 Scattering 3 Whole number cast 295 The nomination of General Hahn was made unanimous by the heartiest symptoms of ap proval shown throughout the entire conven tion. ihe chair announced the following as the committee to recommend members for the State central committco. Chairman and 7th District—A Barto of Stearns. 1—C. Hill, Goodhue. 2—M. D. Flower, Ramsey. 3—E. C. Geary, Wabasha. 4—R. B. Langdon, Hennepin, o—W. B. Parsons, Dodge. 6—O. O. Piicher, Blue Earth. 8—Fred Sunner, McLeod. 0—D. Benson, Brown. 10—J. D. Farmer, Fill more. 11—P. C. Sletten, Polk. 12—C. E. Lind berg. Meeker. At Large—Andrew McCrea, Otter Tail. BAILBOAD COMMISSIONER. For tho office of railroad commissioner, Judge Brown of Scott nominated Gen. J. H. Baker of Mankato and Capt. Blakeley of St Paul, nominated the present incumbent, Gen. Wm. R. Marshall of Rauisev. An effort was mado to secure the nomination of Gen. Baker by acclamation, but a chorus of noes stopped such a precednre. The following is the result of the formal bal lot: J. H. Baker Whole number Whole number ..................306 Necessary to choice 154 Gen. Baker moved that Qen. Lucius F. Hub bard be deolared the unanimous nominee of 155 W. R. Marshall »....* 144 Whole Number.. 299 Gen. Baker's nomination was mado unani mous, and to repeated calls he rose and ten dered his thanks to the convention for the honor for which he expressed duo apprecia tion. ASSOCIATE JUSTICES. The next nominations in order were those in which tho greatest interest—next to tho guber natorial—centered, those of associate justices in the supreme court. Col. Fred. Hooker of Hennepin presented the name of Hon. Charles E. Vandorburg of Minneapolis tho nomination being seconded by S. P. Jennison of Goodhue, who mado much of Judge Vanderburg's claims on tho score of locality, and advanced tho proposition that to fight for Clark was to fight against Chief Justice Gilfillan's future renomi nation. On motion of H. L. Gordon of Hennepin Justices D. A Dickinson of Blue Earth and William Mitchell of Winona wero declared by acclamation tho nominees of the convention. Judge Brown sought to couple with tho two the name of Judge Greonleaf Clark of Ram soy, but to this Jennison strongly objocted. The ballot, a formal one, resulted as follows: Charles E. Vanderbnrg 01a Greenleaf Clark." of votes cast 315 The number v.as too great bv seven.* but on motion of Mr. F. l)riscoll Judge Vandorburn's nomination was mado unanimous. STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE. The following names were presented by the proper committee as gentlemen recommended to servo on the State central committee for the ensuing yoar: First District—J. A. Thatcher of Goodhue. Second District—H. A. Castle of Ramsey. Jhird District—J. G. Lawrence of Wabashaw. I ourth District—C. H. Pottit of Hennepin. Fifth Distriet—D. O. Brewer of Dodge. Sixth District—J. B. Wakefield of Faribanlt. Seventh District—L. W. Collins of Stearna Eighth Dis rict—Andrew Hopper of McLeod. Ninth District—O. S. Roishus of Renville. Tenth District—H. G. Day of Fillmore. Eleventh District—George H. Johnson of Becker. Twelfth District—F. E. liissoll of Meeker. At Large—C. K. Davis of Ramsey. On motion of Col. Fred Hooker of Hennepin report was unanimously adoptod. CLERK OF THE SUPREME COURT. office of clerk of tho supreme court tho last was for which nominations wero to be pre sented. A. McCrae of Otter Tail nominated Ram. H. Nichols, the present incumbent J. V. Brower of Stearns nominated Col. J. C. Hill of Ottor Tail, aud W. D. Rice of Watonwan nom inatod George P. Johnson of the same oountv. ballot was taken, with the following roault: Samuel H. Nichols 123 J. c. Hiii ir.ir.*.*.'.*.'.*.m Geo. P.Johnson 48 of votes cast 295 Necessary to a choice 148 There was considerable discussion during the taking of tho abovo ballot, and most of tho delegates gathered around tho piano where the tailors wore at work. The result seemed a surprise to many who thought a result would bo reached on the first ballot After tho read ing, Senator Rice withdrew the name of Mr. Johnson, and requested his friends to oast their votes for Mr. Nichols. The result ot second formal ballot was as follows: the Nichols 113 Hill Hi Whole number of votes cast 284 The tellers had thrown out two ballots which were pasted together, and tho chair decided, probably under a misapprehension, that there was a tie. On motion of G. A. (.'amp of Hen nepin a third ballot was taken, the chair having appointed Col. Fred llookor of lleuuopm as au additional toller. A COMPLIMENTARY RESOLUTION. During the progress of the ballots S. P. Jen nison roao and offorod, 011 bohalf of many of tho delegatus, tho following resolution, which was heartily seconded by Capt Blakeley and adopted Unanimously: Resolved, That the convention recognize tho pre eminent services which have beet) rendered to the party for tho past fix years by lion. Charlos W. Johnson as a member of the State central commit tee, He has performed his duties fairly, unselfishly and well, and wo commend him to higher rewards than he has yet received. Tho thiru of these tedious ballots was then proceeding^ amid increasing confusion and such crowding around the tellers that tho in tervention of the chairman to clear a space was called for. Beforo tho count was concluded or announced, the tellers wero called upon by Mr. Jennison for a statement as to whom tho pasted votes wero for. It was Anally decided that at least ono of them was for Nichols. So I10 had a clear majority, anyhow. Ou motion of Maj. Camp, Mr. Nichols was declared the unanimous choice of tho conven tion. O11 motion of Gen. Baker, the thanks of the convention wore tendered tho chairman and other officers of the convention. A motion by Capt Blakeley, thai succeeding conveutiouB should be on the basis of one dele gate to each county, ono to each 500 Repub lican votes, and one to each major fraction thereof, was .carried, a viva voce vote being taken. The convention then adjonrned sine die, hating been in session from ni., a 2:30 to 8:30 p. continuous session 01 six hours. Wihdom's Resignation. From a source only less authorative than would be the utterance of .Secretary William Windom's own lips, the Pioneer Press learns that the present head of the treasury insists that President Arthur regard his resignation, tendered upon the preseut executive session, as bona fide and accept it at once, accordingly, in order to give the tenderer time to reach St. Paul before the 10th of this month, the date of the assembling of the legis lature in special sessicn. The same authority gives Mr. Windom's reasons for resigning. First, ho can leave the treasury now with the eclat of never having made a mistake, but having proved one of. the best financial heads the country ever had—one under whose comparatively short regime, millions of dollars present, and tens of millions prospective, havo been and mil be saved tho nation. Second, ho does not propose to take the chances of being in timately connected with an adminstration which may make some grave mistakes, some of the odium from which will, in the very na ture of things, attach to tho cabinet He pro poses to come to St Paul and ask that he be returned to the seat in tho senate which he resigned to take the treasury portfolio. The information here given may be relied upon as accurate, and was told the Pioneer Press re porter with no uncertain sound. Canadian Kniglits at a Discount. The following notes upon Canadian knights arc from the New York World. They are Interesting "The Canadian aristocrats are not to be etivied. They find that their countrymen derido their titles, and they would quietly drop if they could, but respect for her majesty forbids it. One knight, having kept a drug-store in the early days, is irreverently called 'Sir Bolus a second is dubbed 'Sir Mackerel,' because he earned the honor at the Halifax fishery commission and a third is styled 'Sir Busted,' inasmuch as he was the president of a Lank which went down in the last panic. In the Dominion knighthood not only exposes the weater to scorn, bnt does not shield him from public insult, as is shown by a scene at Nanaimo, B. C., be tween Sir Charles Tupper, Dominion min' ister of railways, and Mr. Bunster, M. 1\ for that district. The British Columbians are a singularly democratic people. Most of them are Indians and Chinese, while the white minority are chiefly grad uates of the Californian mining camps and faro banks. Mr. Bunster wants the gov ernment to build a railroad from the main land of British Columbia to Vancouver's Island, a project about as feasible as the construction of a roatl from Nantucket to the west coast of Cork, This Sir Charles refuses to do, and so Mr. Bunster first re ceives him as a guest of the town, and then publicly falls upon and rends him. It was evidently a mistake for the dominion gov ernment to send a knight as its embassador to the British Columbians. Sir James Douglas, an old Hudson Bay man and gov ernor of that colony beforo its admission into the Canadian confederation, used to say that he always doffed the Sir before he went abroad among his moteJy subjects, and that tho secret of his successful states manship lay in his capacity for holding strong drink and his more than Schenkian expertness at poker." Bnruside After Fredericksburg. Nathaniel Page in the New York Tribune. After the defeat and retreat of the army across the river, I was sitting late at night iu an old house in Falmouth writing my account of the battle by the light of a tailow candle, when, to my surprise, I saw General Burnside enter the room. He looked like a man stunned and dazed. Oblivious of my presence he threw himself upon a big, old-fashioned bed, which, heside the table on which I was writing, was the only piece of furniture in the room, and exclaimed. "My God, what have I done! What dreadful calamity! What a terrible sacrifice of life for no good!" For some minutes he continued to groan and lamen the disaster in broken ejaculations. After a while he became calmer and seemed to gradually realize where he was. Suddenly he rose from tho bed and walked out of the room without noticing me. I never mentioned to him his strange nocturnal visit to my quar ters, und of course 6aid nothing of it in my correspondence. He was no doubt half-crazed by grief over the defeat at the time, bnt by the next morning ho had re gained his soldierly dignity and calm. Origin of *'l)ncic Sam." 97 At th& time of the war with England in 1812, an army contractor bought at Troyr N. Y., a largo quantity of beef and pork fo«» the soldiers. The cisks containing tht meat are branded "E. A.—II. S." The firs, two letters were the contractors own initiate the last two stood for United States. Th workmen engaged in handling the provi sions did not understand the letters, how ever, "U. S." as an abbreviation for United States being new at that time. One of the army provision inspectors was named Sam uel Wilson, called familiarly "Uncle Sam.'' The laborers asked the man who marked the casks what the letters stood for. Being given to jokes, he told them that 'U. S meant "Uncle Sam," the meat inspector. The joke found favor at once, and spread throughout the country. The name as so briquet of the United States government has been popular ever sinae. A man who had done his ewn milking employed a boy to do it he shrunk the milk one third in two weeks. The owner resumed tho milking and in two weeks got the same as beforo. Afterward he set a hired man to milk, and he shrunk the milk ten per cent, in two weeks and in two weeks more, the owner milking again, got as much as before. It is said that the reason why bigamy is of so rare occurrence in Hungary is that onoe on a time a man who was convicted of this crime was sentenced by the court to live for twe years with both wives. The punishment was considered cruel, but it had the desired effect. Feed dairy cows liberally. Give them a due proportion of succulent food, and vary the food. Bran, cotton seed, linseed oake and corn meal should not be omitted, ea peoially when the pasture is short. $ THE AVIAItY. Suggestions on the Selection* of Birds. Harper's Bazar. The sight of a well-stocked aviary to those who have none of their own is well calculated to cause a feeling of envy in the breast of every lover of birds, and a very strong wish that it wero possible for them to possess such source of pleasure. And vet there is hardly a house so constructed but that an aviary can be built in it at a trilling expense, and with but little outlay in the matter of space. A window with a moderately deep ledge around whioh a cage can be made is the place, and the expense of space is hardly more than two or three feet, measuring from the side of the wall. At any wire workers cah be found or ordered, the wire net-work, which can be (Jtit in place in a short time, ahd the aviary is an accom plished fact. But it is rather out of the province of tho bird-fancier to suggest as to the car penter's or wire-worker's trade, and he will content himself with the statement that au aviary five feet high, four feet wide and two and a half feet deep, has been built in one apartment-house, in New York city at u cost not exceeding $5, including cups and tiays. To make such a selection of birds as shall thrive well together, live without dis cord and not require such a variety of food us is necessary for one and injurious to others is far more difficult than to build the aviary, however deficient in space the house may be. In making the selection the qnestion of food for the different birds should first be taken into consideration for hard-billed birds, if they get the oportunity, will eat food prepared for soft bills, thereby work ing themselves much injury. Although it is done in some aviaries, it is ill advised to put together the two class es of birds known as hard and soft bills, since the food for each class is so widely different. It is better to have a smaller assortment of birds, if it is not possible to have two aviaries, rather than run the risk of allowing some of the inmates to kill themselves with that which is necessary to sustain life in others. Hard-billed birds are generally known as those whose bills are especially adapted for the cracking of food, such as the numerous family of finches, linnets, siskins, canaries, Java sparrows, bobolinks, nonpareils—known by some as the painted finch—bluebirdsj redbirds, and grosbeaks, thrushes, larks warblersj and starlings may be classed tinde* the head of soft billed birds. To keep these two classes of birds to gether, where the food for each is necessari ly within reach of all, is an attempt in which very few are successful, and when it is possible by careful watching to keep all in a state nearly approaching perfect health, injury is done to their song, if in no other way. It is both the safest and pleasantest course to keep the classes separate. Some very beautiful collections may be made of either there is really no necessity of mak ing them inmates of the same home. A very pretty collection on a small scale, with a large amount of music, is one made up of the following hard-billed birds, and that it is a successful one is evident from the fact that no death has occurred among them during the two years ihejr hate been together. A pair of wax-bill finches, and two of their cousins, amandavas two red-breasted grosbecks, two nonpareils, one blue bird, and two love-birds two male and four fe male canaries, and a pair of yellow birds. The cost of such a collection, if bought at the proper season, is from thirty to forty dollars, and from no music-box that was ever mado can such a liberal amount of happy melody be obtained. The care of them is rerv light. A dish of rape, one of canaiy and one of millet seed is all that is necessary in the way of food, with perhaps the exception of a let tuce leaf each day during the summer. Four cups for bathing purposes, and two for drinking water, and the contents to be changed night and morning, make up the list of their modest wants, in return for which they sing all the day, while the gros beaks continue the melody until far into the night. If one has space for a larger aviary, a very beautiful collection of hard-billed birds may be made as follows:two cardinal and two red-breasted grosbeaks, a pnir each of the wax-bill paradise and rtmandava finches, two siskins, two linnets and a gold finch. For the more common birds add two Java sparrows, two nonpareils, and six female canaries. The «ost of such a col lection should be about double that of the one previously mentioned. It is not well to put the bullfinch into an aviary, unless he be an uneducated, stupid bird, and even then the collection is better without him. If he is able to whistle a tune, it is quite liable to be injured by placing him with numbers of other birds, and all that is most pleasing about him is best shown when he ia in a cage by himself. Avoid the purple finch, as he is a very quarrelsome fellow, and will breed trouble in the best-regulated aviary. The tomtit belongs to another class of bad citizens, and to let him loose among well-behaved birds is to introduce them to a murderer, since he will often kill his cage-mates. For a small collection of soft-billed birds, at the cost of fifty dollars or less, the fol lowing will thrive well together: two black birds, one nightingale, three Baltimore orioles, two yellow-breasted chats, a cat bird, two blue robins, and one South Amer ican tropical. For such a collection two cups of mocking bird food, one of chopped raisins, with now and then a little boiled lean beef chopped fine, and of course plenty of water and gravel, are all that is neces sary. If one prefers to make the food himsel rather than use the prepared mocking-bird food, a paste, made fresh each day ,is thus described by one of the oldest bird dealers in New York city: "Take of stale flour bread two-fifths soak well injwater,and then press the'greater por tion of the moiature out two-fifths of bar ley or oat meal, and one-fifth of hard-boiled egg chopped fine. Mix with milk and water to the consistency of a'paste." Meal-worms should also be given occa sionally, with plenty of gieen food, and such fruit as sweet apples, cherries, and berries. A large and expensive collection of this class nf birds can be made after the style of one now in the possession of a bird-fancier in Philadelphia. It consists of two night ingales, two blackbirds, and three wood arks, four Baltimore orioles, two yellow breasted chats, two South American troopials, two cat-birds, and three blue robins, two black-caps, two fauvettes, one babillard, two starlings, and two skylarks. No mocking-bird should be put into the aviary, unless ono has more than he can conviently keep separate, since the imme diate companionship of other birds is liable to make him dull, and careless as to his singing. The thrush family are objectionable birds in an aviary, despite the volume of soug the great majority of them have, be cause of their slovenly habits. If this food be where a thrush can get at it readily he will soil his house more in five minutes than a dozen other birds would in a week, and ho sets a very bad example to the others. It is far better to keep most of the thrushes in cages by themselves, and then they cannot teach the other boarders bad habits. Of course there are some members of the family less objectionable than others in this respect, but they are all gluttons to a greater or less degree, although in such cases as that of the American robin their affectionate wiys cover a multitude ot sins of uncleanliness. The cat-bird which has been recommended for the aviary, is a membei of the same family, to be sure, but vhe is rather more cleanly than the majority of his cousins and, dispite the hard name Personalities. The nomination of General Hancock by General Grant to be president of the Aztec club is interpreted by the New York Even ing Post to be Grant's rough way of ex pressing his sorrow and making amends" for the personal detraction of Hancock dur ing the presidential campaign attributed to Grant by a forgotten Western interviewer bearing the prefix of "Rev." General Grant has made no other apology. The late George Cummings of Medfield, Mass., bequeathed $4,000 to the first Bap tist church of that town $1,000 to the Union Church, of Westford, Mass.,in token of respect for his mother $1,000 each to tho public library of Westford, the society for the aid of destitute widows of Baptist ministers, the society for the aid of poor Baptist ministers, and to the convention for the support of poor Baptist churches. Dr. George P. Williams, a venerable Michigan University professor, has just died at Ann Arbor, aged seventy-nine. He was born in Woodstock, Vt. and graduated from the University of Vermont and An dover Theological Seminary. Before be coming professor of mathematics and nat ural sciences at the university he was con nected with Kenyon college in Ohio and the Western University of Pittsburg, Pa. Mr. Samuel Morley M. P., who has just arrived in New York, has a benevolent face crowned by a mass of snowy hair. He is one of the kindest and most philanthropic of men. He is the head of the firm of J. Sc B. Morley, London, one of the largest houses in the dry goods trade. Their an nual returns are $7.(100,000. Mr. Morley has practically ceased from the actual man agement of the house for some years. In politics he has always been a sturdy Liberal, and a supporter of Mr. Gladstone. It is not generally known that Cardinal Newman early in life had some thoughts of devoting himself to a journalistic career. When he was a young man at Oxford, in anything but affluent circumstances, he made such an impression upon ihe director of the Times by some letters on education which he contributed to that journal under the nom de plume "Catholicus," that he was offered an engagement on their staff at a very handsome salary £1,800 per annum is the figure that report says was mentioned "Shall I be free," asked the young man, to whom this tempting offer was made-, "to say what I think?" The reply was in the neg tive. A private letter received at Washington recently from Senator Piatt, of Connecticut, dated near Long Lake, Adirondacks, says: "My health continues good. My abscess is entirely healed, and there is now no dis charge whatever from it. I have taken no medicine for it for about two months. I take long tramps in the woods, often wad ing down the cold brooks for a whole day, and sleeping out in the woods with little protection and only the ground for a bed, and the most encouraging thing is that I do not fell soreness in a single muscle as the result of such exertion. To put it in a word, 1 think I have not been stronger in fifteen years." The war-horse Major, belonging to Gen eral Burnside, having reached the age of twenty-nine years, was killed on the ter mination of his career of usefulness. A few days before his death, Gen. Burnsile in conversation with his friend, Mr. Alexan der Perry, referred to the advisability of killing the animal, but wished it done dur ing his absence as he did not wish to know anything about it. He pointed out the spot where he wished the grave to be dug and it was decided by Mr. Perry to have the matter attended to during Gen. Burnside's stay in Washington this winter. Mr. Perry gave orders for the killing and interment after the body of the deceased knight had been taken to Providence. Ex-President Hayes is quoted by the Cleveland Herald as saying that he has al ways had a presentiment that Garfield would live. He added: "My life was threatened many times. I have a large package of letters labled 'Threats of Assas sination,' but I frequently walked alone, for exercise, around several squares in Washington, and faced boldly, on all occa sions, where danger was suspected, agamst the advice ot others. The ushers would generally detect crazy persons, and turn thom away, but one morning a man came *0 me and demanded a deed for the land of the Pacifio railway, and had to be put out." Things in Brief. The new city hall in San Francisco, now nearing completion, was estimated to cost $1,500,000. Up to the present $3,020,213 have been expended upon it and the ad ditional sum of $1,500,000 will be neces sary to finish it. San Francisco keeps up with the times. That's the way public buildings are put up. The terms originated in the stock marke but have extended to produce' dealers. A bull is an operator who is "long" i. e., has stocks or other articles to sell, and desires high prices. A beai is one who is short,"i. e.," has stocks or goods to buy to meet contracts, and desires low prices. Five -Tewish papers are published in New York, one in Philadelphia, one in New Orleans,two in Cincinnati,one in St. Louis four in San Francisco, two in Chicago, oue in Milwaukee. There are several other journals, not exclusively devoted to Hebrew affairs, and the Hebrew Review is pub lished quarterly in Cincinnati. Cannon Farrar pays:—"He alone, by whom the hairs of our heads are all num bered, can count the widows because of alcohol and gray heads that it has made gray and sad hearts that it has crushed with sadness the brilliant minds which it has quenched the unfolding promise which it has cankered: tho bright and happy boys and girls it has blasted into, misery: the young and gifted whom it' has hurried along into dishonored and nameless graves." Tho bridal veil for tho Princess Victoria of Baden, who is about to be married to the Crown Prince of Sweden, is being made at Wechselmann's lace factory at Hirschberg. The ends of the veil display alternately the arms of Sweden and Badei. the general design is composed of omnges and myrtles, the borders representing wreathes of vari ous flowers. Every bit of the work, even the foundation, has been done with the needle. The length of the veil is six yards. Tje Atlantic constitution invites the frost-bitten and fire-scorched dwellers of the north to seek homes in the heart of the south, in the "Piedmont" region, so called. It may take time, it Bays may take years of bitter experience it may take the sacrifice of life and property and hope, but, as sure as our sun is bright, as sure as our breezes are healthful, our water pure and our sea sons temperate and delightful, it will be demonstrated beyond dispute that this sec tion is God's own country." The wonderful development this oonn try is capable of is shown by some of the advance sheets of the census report. In the state of Mississippi there is a small sec tion known as the "Yazoo Bottom." In 1879 this section produced only 250,000 bales of cotton. The census report declaies that by the exclusion of the Mississippi overflow and by improved cultivation, this same section of land would be capable of producing 5,737,257 bales annually, or near ly as much as the present production of the whole country. What enormous wealth the United States is capable of producing. England has just learned what was the cost in blood of her South African and Afghan wars, from 1^75 to 1880, inclusive" For the war in Afghanistan tho nunber REASONABLE —AJTD— FURNISHED ON APPLICATION. First ClaM Facilities for Job Work Legal Advertisements Must be Paid for when Affidavit is Given. 1 some give him, is an agreeable addition to one's collection. Of course it is possible, and very easy if one's purse-strings are opened wide enough, to make such a collection of either of these two classes of birds as would but put to blush those named but to thoso who are so fortunate as to be able to gather a col lection of any size or cost these suggestions are not made. who were either killed oatright, or died of their wounds, was 99 officers and 1,524 men, and the number of the wounded 111 officers and 1,222 men. In Zululand 58 officers and 1,328 men were killed, and 27 officers and 272 men were wounded. In the war with the Secocoeni 3 officers and (J men were killed, and 7 officers and 249 men were wounded. Other South African waiB between 1875-1880 involved the loss of 12 officers and 1C7 men, and brought wounds to 15 officers and 243 men. Texarkana lies partlv within Arkansas and partly within Texas, with abroadstreet marking the boundary. It has two Mayors, and the state laws governing on one side have no binding force on the other. Ar kansas made a severe enactment againafc the free sale of firearms, whereupon the hardware merchants moved their stores to the other side of the street, thus going into Texas, where the sale of revolvers, like their use, is free. The Arkansas Mayor issued a proclamation against the sale of liquors on Sunday, greatly to the advantage of the saloonmenin Texas, until the venders on the other side moved over and regained their customers. A case of Sunday desecration was brought last week against the superintendent of a bath-house in Indianapolis, and dismissed. The judge held that circumstmces made the opening of the bath-house on Sunday a necessity, and that, therefore, it was not an offence. It is the only cheap bath-house in the city, and there are a great many poor people whose work demands their attention until a late hour Saturday evening, and who, if the place were not open, would be de prived of a luxury that is essential to good health. STRANGULATUS PKO REPUBLIC!* The Words Written Iry the President In stead of His Signature. Letter from Washington. Among those who stood on the platform at the railway station waiting for the funer al train was Steward Crump, the faithfu attendant on President Garfield until he himself was laid on a bed of sickness sufferer from an attack of nervous prostra tion, not malaria, as he emphatically in formed me. I asked him something of the president's illness, and especially as to the illusions under which be was reported to be delirious. It will bo recollected that it was denied that the pres ident had any delusions, but Mr. Crump tells a different story. He says that the mental wandering of the president was not confined to the moments just after awaken ing from sleep. He said the illations came on at all times. As an illustration of this he said that one day after the president had lain silent a long time he said: "Crump, what are those men doing there?" "There are no men here, Mr. President," responded Crump. "Certainly there are," insisted the presi dent, "and you must tell them, Cramp that I cannot see them to-day. Tell them to go away," Mr. Crump could not convince him that he was laboring under a delusion, and therefore he rose and Eaid: "Gentlemen, the president cannot 6ee you to-day. You must go away now." The president thanked him. find then anxiously inquired if he had hurt the feel ings of his imaginary intruders. At an other time he was choking from an accumu lation of phlegm,and insisted that someone had him by the throat, nor would he be satisfied until Crump had beaten off the assailant. It ia im probable that the president did not realizs the extreme danger of the situation. To day I heard a very interesting and some what startling confirmation of this. It will be recollected that it was announced that the president had signed his name one day, simply to test his nerves. It was before he wrote the letter to his mother. The signa ture was said to have been good, but the fact was concealed that the sick man wrote something else of a very significant charac ter. He took the pen from the doctor, and, thinking awhile, wrote these words: "Strangulatus Pro Republica." (Stran gled for the Republic). She Was a Poetess. From the Brooklyn Eagle. 'You may not want any poetry to-day, sir," said a dainty maiden of some seven teen summers, tripping into the dramatic editor's sanctum and looking into his very soul with a pair of large brown eyes. The editor was just putting the final paragraph to an editorial on "Copyright in its Appli cation to the Drama," and he was not in a poetical mood, but the eyes did the busi ness and the maiden was politely requested to take a chair. "To put it very mildly," said the editor, "we are not very much in need of poetry, having still a few bushels on hand, but of course there are poems and poems." and he smiled encouragingly upon the fair ap plicant. "Oh. sir, I am afraid mine are all rub bish, but if it won't take up too much of your time—" "Oh, no I shall be pleased to hear any yon have with you," said the editor, now fairly captive to the brown eves. The editor was slightly disconcerted when the young lady took from a satchel a most formidable roll of manuscript. Unrolling the first sheet sho said: "I hardly know which is the best, but you shall judge for yourself, Here is a little trifle," and letmiag forwv.d across the editor's desk, she read what she called A PEN DBHT. Sweet Bliss to kiss, And having kiseed To then embrace And kiss again. Sweet I'lias to kiss. "Arethere many like that?" asked the editor, pushing his chair to a safe distance from the young lady, and hastily maping out a plan of escape. "Oh, yes, I have quite a number of such little conceits which I have just dashed off at odd momenta. But how do yon like its sentiment?" and the brown eyes turned meltingly towards the now fairly frightened editor. "How do I like its what?" asked the confused editor. "Its sentiment. Do you know, sir, my folks have taken a great fancy to that par ticular little bit. They say it possesses all the—all the—the—voluptuousness,—yes that is the word—all the voluptuousness of Swinburne." "Do they?" asked the editor absently, as he looked longingly toward the door and glanced out the window to see how far it was to the sidewalk. "Yes, mama especially admires it, bnt papa rather fancies this little triolet better," and the young lady spread out arother sheet of manuscript. "Now I know you will be honest and tell me which is the best," and the large eyes looked almost tendeily into those of the now desparing editor. "I call this one THOUGHT SHADOWS, Over tho glassy meer Pass shadows strangely queer. Over the mind of aaan Who cau, who can Tell us the thoughts which pass? "You will notice, sir, the last line is inde pendent of the rest. That is what pleases papa. He says it shows the unconvention al freedom of genius. I have another little oddity which a friend of mine who writes for the Atlantic has admired." And before the editor could remonstrate she sprung upon him what she entitled: TBS LOVER'S KEQUKSfc Lei's sit to-niKht In bright mooulighfc To nig tit, to-night Our lovo let's plight By bright mooulight. Bow the editor escaped was never known but the editorial on oopyngbt remain* mi finished to this day.