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Iaaued Every Thursday at Morris, Stevens Co., Minnesota. W.J. MUNRO, «DITOB AKD FUB1.L8H1CB. Ollcial Paper of Tillajte ml Connty. Terms: S2.00 per Year In Advance. CHRISTOPHER G. RIPLEY, a forme ohief justice of the supreme court of Min nesota, died at his residence in Concord Mass.. on the '22d inst. While in Minne sota his home was in Chatfield, Fillmore connty. THE star-route investigations. Postmas ter General James says, were really set in motion by the newspaper correspondents, who had, in their investigations, gathered together a large amount of facts which they furnished bim in tabulated form. This is a handsome admission in view of the fact that high officials are not apt to render much credit to the newspaper press. IT is a curious circumstance that while the gnns of the army and navy of the United States by order of the president were re spectfully saluting the British flag at York town, and government was passing resolu tions of "profound respect for the illustri ous sovereign and gracious lady, who sits upon the British throne," the mayors of St. Louis and Chicago were sympathizing with the Irish people and denouncing the brutal government which oppressed them. THE announcement made by Mrs. Gar field that she will prepare a complete bi ography of the late President Garfield, with a collection of literary works and public speeches, will tend to discourage a num ber of catch-penny affairs now in course of preparation, and for which the public are solicited to subscribe in advance of publi cation. Those who desire an authentic record of the life of the dead president will await the publication of Mrs.'Garfield's book. THE lessons of Garfield's death were ex pounded most eloquently in the press, pul pit and forum, in multitudinous ways, but are likely to be soon forgotten by the poli ticians, if judgment may be formed from the sudden revival of the strife for office at Washington. During Garfield's illness and until his remains were deposited in the tomb, there was comparative quiet, but now the craze for office has returned, and nothing is now heard from Washington but the incessant gobble of the placemen. Chiistmastide." As regards the proposed new national bankrnptcv law, United States Senator In galls. of Kansas, says: "The sub-commit tee have been engaged during the summer in collecting information from all parts of the country as to the desires of the commer cial classes in rc-spect to the enactment of a national bankrupt law. There has been no consultation as yet upon the subject by the committee, and nothing definite will be done until congress meets in December." It is important that the new law should be in operation before the crash that wise people believe is impending and likely to occur at a much earlier period than has been apprehended. THE steady drain of gold from the bank reserves of England, France and Germany for nearly three years begins to alarm the ablest financiers of 1'ngland and the con tinent. While the coin supply of Europe has been steadily diminishing our coin supply has been increasing at a rate which has made possible the wildest speculative enterprises. The excess of exports of gold from Great Britain alone during the years 1879 and 1880 amounted to over $60,000, 000, while the excess for the last nine months has teen about 640,00(1.000 more. And still the golden current continues to flow at the rate of several millions a month, .regularly, in addition to all that has been sent before. What the end will be no one can tell, nor the ultimate effects at home and abroad. THE wonder often expressed at English ignorance of American affairs is lessened by reading what one George Cary Eggles ton wrote from America in a London paper about the death of Gen. Garfield. He said that "while not intending anything of the kind, the stalwarts led by Mr. Arthur, were responsible for Guiteau's crime. So bitter and violent was this feeling that a gentle man who has held the very highest official positions, and has been a cabinet officer -under a former administration, said to me at the time: 'The president will probably die, but if you love your country, pray God that his death may be delayed for if it comes speedidly, we shall have a civil war. The people are so exasperated with the stalwarts that they will not permit Arthur to succeed Garfield without a struggle.' English readers are constantly regaled with this sort of stuff by American correspond ents who have no scruples whatever in re gard to what they communicate concerning our affairs, so long as a sensation can be created. In this respect they are worse than the Washington correspondents, and that is saying a great deal. An exchange speaks of an artist who is painting the Rocky Mountains. How de lightful, to be sure, to read amidst the aw ful stillness of the great canon the impres sive words, "Chew Jackson's Fine Cut to see high up on the rugged walls of some ^heaven-kissing p»-ak the talismanic legend, "Sipolio," or at the topmost summit of the ^rccky-bewn mountains to be suddenly us ghered into the presence of the sphinx-like (her features of the ubiquitous Lvdia Pinkliam, the same old familiar ruffle about her neck and tho same astringent smile playing about bitter-sweet lips! Richard A. Pennell, of Louisville, Grseoo Roman wrestler, and champion weight lifter of the world, has issued a challenge to any one to compete with him in lifting heavy weights or dumb bellg fpr RSTWOWt tfeat ro»y be agreed upon. THE UNCOJiClOUS CONFESSION. "Hurry up, gentlemen! the coach is wait ing," cried the voice of the stage-driver, in front of the Metropolitan Hotel, at Long Branch. My story goes back to the days when railroads to the Branch were unknown, and the transit to New York was achieved by coaches to Sandy Hook, where a steamer awaited the passengers. A tall, handsome young man, at the sum mons came down the staircase, two steps at a time, and almost ran over a matronly woman, a few years his senior, who was crossing the hall. "What? Going to leave us?" said the ady in some surprise, and with more mean ing in her look than in her words even. "Yes! it's no use," was the reply. "Thanks for your good wishes, whioh I can see in your looks, Mrs. Maxwell. But I'm tired of playing the fool." "Pshaw!" said the lady, putting her arm familiarly into his,and leading him into the drawing-room, which, at that hour, was deserted. "Faint heart never won fair lady, Mr. Hastings. Listen to me. The coach will wait a moment," "It is not a question of faint heart," an swered the gentleman. "But Kate won't have me. See here, Mrs. Maxwell, it's hardly fair of you to corner me, but she refused me point blank last night." "And what if she did? I refused Mr. Maxwell the first time myself. It's a way some of our sex have. Come, stay, and try again." "I'm a proud man," was the reply, "and don't like being trifled with. But I'd stay if I thought it would do any good. But it won't. She isn't anywhere about,.you see, though I told her I would go away to-day. When I said it she actually laughed. And yet confound her, I can't help loving her." Mrs. Maxwell would have liked to have laughed also. But she knew better than to do it just yet. "Sbe was a little hysterical or she would not have laughed," she said. "The truth is Herbert, you are a pair of fools. You are proud, as you say. and don't brook re fusals. Kate is, perhaps, a bit of a flirt, but I sincerely believe she loves you. All she needs is a little urging. You must storm the tortress till it surrenders. Give i her no quarter, that is my advice and now Mrs. Maxwell, seeing Ms face brighten, ventured a laugh. It was a dear, musical laugh, and it i THE general convention of the Univer salist church, lately decided by vote that all parishes in the different states should convey their church properties to their respective state conventions, and where no state convention exists, then to to the general convention. It is desired thereby to secure all the church property to the permanent control and use of Uni versalism. This may be termed a new de parture in Protestantism. Whether it will tend to secure the object, or the reverse, time will tell. YENN*ER indulges in a long preamble about the coming wintei weather, but finally states that he looks to a further con tinuance of the warm wave on our conti nent during the approaching winter. Broken, this may and will be, by waves of low temperature, but these will be of but brief duration as compared with the pro tracted periods of mildness and warmth. As usually happens in such winters there may be an advanced and severe term of cold and snow as early as October or No vember. If so, look out for an open cheered Herbert still more. He hesitated, i If another five minutes ceuld have been granted to Mrs. Maxwell she would have prevailed. But, at this moment, a voice cried: "Here he is. Hurry np, Hastings, The stage driver won't wait another moment," and Hastings shooK his head to Mrs. Max well's entreating look, wrung her hand, and dashed out of the drawing room. It was six miles or so to the steam ooat lauding. And now Herbert began half to repent of what he had done. "Perhaps I have been to hasty." he said te himself. "What if Mrs. Maxwell is right?'* He mused thus for quite half a mile. "Iv'e a great mind to go back," he thought. "Hold on driver," he cried aloud, "I've changed my mind. Stop till I jump out. I'll walk back." Before his sleepy companions could ask what he meant, he had left the coach, had lit a cigar, and was plodding through the heavy sands on his return. His mood soon chauered again. "What a precious fool I am making of myself," he reflected, and he turned to hail the coach, but it was a quarter of a mile off. He stopped still. "If that fish hawk dives before I count fifty," he said, "I'll go back to the Metropolitan if not, I'll walk to the landing and take the afternoon boat." The fish hawk dove almost immediately. "Fate has decided for me," he said desper ately. "Now let ns see how wisely." Meantime, where was the offending Kate? To do her justice, she was not aware how much she loved Hastings until the had re fused him. It was not altogether coquetry that led her to say "no." The answer had been given in the first surprise and embar rassment of the proposal. Even before he left her she bitterly re pented what she had said. Had he perse vered a little longer, she would have con fessed the truth. She did not, however, believe he would lea re the Branch, evqp after he had said so. Hence, early in the morning she had started for a long walk on the beach, hoping to meet him there, as usual for hardly a day had passed within the last fortnight that these two had not so met. There was an old wreck at that time about a mile or more above the Metropo litan. which had been a favorite haunt of theirs, and thither she repaired. She tried to read till Herbert should appear, but her thoughts wandered from her book continu ally. Meantime, the kours passed without Herbert appearing. Her heart began to fail her. She spent the time examining her feelings, and the more she scrutinized them, the more she felt her love had gone from her forever. By-and-by the hot tears began to come. She knew how proud Hast ings was, and she said to herself he would never come back. The sea rolled heavily in the fish hawks sailed overhead the breeze blew fresh from the eastward the sun shone dazzlingly bright. It was getting toward noon. She gave np all hope, at last, and rising, began to walk back toward the hotel. But, after a while she sat down again, on a bowlder under shelter of the bank, for she had been all this time upon the beach below it. She would not yet abandon the chance of tee ing him. Gradually she fell into a sort of reverv, and began, half unconsciously, to trace Herbert's name in the sand with the roint of her parasol. It was at this juncture that Herbert, waiting along the top of the bank abo7e, discerned her. He hastily sprang down the bank and began Hurriedly to retrace his steps toward her. He thought she would hear him as he approached. But she did not. He ap proached so close at last that he could look over her shoulder. Blessed vision! Could he believe his own eyes? She was writing with her parasol in the sand the words, "Herbert, love you." Hastings could control himself no longer. His cigar had long been out. though re tained mechanically he now flung it away, and stooping over, caught Kate's face in his hands and kissed her full on hor ripe lips. "Darling," he whispered, clasping her in his arms and drawing her to him, "God bless you for those words. I hid come to try my fate once more. Say that dear con fession over again." Kate was silent for a while. But his ca resses soon dried her tears, and made her forget her momentary shame. What a happy hour it was that followed! The lovers paced up and down the strand, far ont of sight of any intruders, exchang ing confessions as to when they first began to be interested in each other. Ah! that first hour of mutually acknowledged affec tion. Is there anything in life, evor after, half, or quarter so blissful? CRAZY OYER GOLD. A "Crank" Who Would Take Nothing bat Coil for His Bonds. This afternoon an old man with a valise foil of gold beside him, and a quantity of the coin, which he was counting on the table oefore him, sat in the room of Assistant Treasurer Wyman. His name was Jesse Baldwin, and he came from Ohio. He owned $17,149 in 6 per cent, bonds. They matured on the 1st of July last, and he came here to have them cashed. He demanded the gold for his bonds, and he would have nothing else. Treasurer Gil fillan tried to induce him to take treasury checks, buthe would have none of them he wanted the gold and nothing else. He was finally paid that coin, double eagles being given him. The weight of the whole amount was about 70 pounds. This was mere tbaa be ooald $ carry any distance Picking up the satch els in which he put the coin, he staggered across the cash-room to Mr. Wyman's of fice and immediately began to count his ducats. He said nothing to anybody after he got the yellow coin, but was very demon strative before he got possession of it. He was evidently a crank. Liant. llekloff was Rent for, and, when the ged man had fin ished his counting, an1 was satisfied that he had not been cheated, he was taken to the police station, and his wealth properly taken care of. He will not be allowed to go abroad with his money until his friends or relatives may come to take care of him. Except upon the subject of gold the man seems to be perfectly sane. The old gen tleman, who is well dressed, says that when he bought the bonds he paid gold for them, and public honesty demands that they shanid be repaid in the same ooin. "English Spoken Here." Paris Letter by "Nasby" in Toledo Blade. Tibbitts tried to worry one of these Par isian salesmen, and for once succeeded. He stopped the party promenading with him on the Boulevard des Italiens at a jeweler's, who displayed in his window the legend, "English spoken." The "English spoken" in the shops is good enough, as a rule, to explain the nature and quality of the goods, and that is all. Further, the English-speaking salesman has no more idea of Fnglish than he has of Ashantee. Tibbitts marched in boldly, and the Eng lish-speaking man appeared. He was a well-preserved, bald-headed man of 50, and at him Tibbitts went. "Do you speak English?" "Oui—vees, monsieur." Tibbitts grasped his hand enthusiastic ally. "It's refreshing to meet one in a strange land who can speak one's own language." "Yees, monsieur." "Well, what I want to know is, is the Chicago and Northwestern railroad cutting rates the same as the other roads, and do they cut for western-bound passengers the same as for eastern, and do you have the remotest idea that the cutting will be kept up till September when I return, and does the Pullman sleeping-car company cut the same as the railroad companies." "Eh, monsieur? Zeese watches "You don't quite understand me. Yon see tne Pullman sleeping-car company is quite distinct from the railroad companies, and one may cut rates without the other. See? Now, what I want to know is—" The bewildered Frenchman, who spoke Enelish, stared in a wild sort of a way, but his politeness did not desert him:— "Ees eet ze watch, ze diamond, ze—" "Not yet. What I want to know is, who is this Lapham and Miller who have been elected to fill the vacancies occassioned by the resignation of Piatt and Conkling, and is Miller going to be a tail|to Lapham's kite, or are they both square, bang-up men, and—" "Will monsieqr look at ze goods?" "No, no. Is the Chicago and Northwest ern in this row?" By this time the Frenchman was out of patience. Monsieur talks— wat you call 'im—gib berish. I 'ave not ze time to waste. Eef it ees ze watch—" "Sir," replies Tibbitts severely, "when you announce 'English spoken' you should speak English, or at least understand it. Good-morning, or, as you don't understand the planest English, bong-swoir." He had succeeded this time, and should have rested on his laurels. But Tibbittses alas, always overdo what they undertake. He had extracted so much amusement from his first experiment that he tried it over again the next day. He entered a similar place and com menced the same thing, What I want to know is, is the Chicago and Northwestern in the railroad war, and do you suppose the cutting of rates will continue till September, when I return, and—" "Indeed, I cannot tell you, sir. It is something I do not keep the run of. You had better apply at the American exchange or the Herald office." This is the best and clearest American English. Poor Tibbitts had fallen upon a bright American, who was turning his knowledge of French to good account by serving as a salesman in Paris. Mr. Tib bitts smiled a ghastly smile as he bowed himself out of the place. Bad marksmen, who by chance hit a bull's eye, should be very modest and refuse to shoot again. Even Napolean, great as he was, fought one battle too many. Personal (jossip. Hon. E. B. Morgan, of New York, whose death has been noticed, with Hon. W. S. Maxey, of New York, rescued Senator Sumner from the murderous attack of Preston S. Brooks on the floor of the Ben ate chamber. Sailmaker Isaiah E. Crowell, United States navy, attached to the Wabash at the Boston navy yard, was recently tried by court-martial for enticing young girls into his quarters for immoral purposes. The court sentenced him to be imprisoned for five years, and then dismissed the service. It was found, however, that the young wo men in the case were willing victims, and the secretary of the navy reduced the im prisonment to six months, at the end of which time he will be aismissed. Dr.Wm.F. Channing, of Providence, the son of the famous Unitarian Dr. Channing, has presented to the new Channing Me morial church, at Newport, the Bible in two volumes which Rev. Dr. Channing used for many years before his death. The volumes will be placed on the desk of the church. James P. Brace, the western agent of Children's Aid society, died a few years ago. He had placed in western homes over 10,000 poor children, and showed remarka ble wisdom and energy in his selection of homes and the management of the lads, and many of them have grown up to be excel lent men. Paul H. Hayne, the poet of the south, is described as a man 51 years old, medinm height, with an olive complexion and dark brown eyes. He lives on a tree-clad hill side, sixteen miles from Atlanta, Ga., and his sitting room is papered with pictures from the illustrated journals. Longfellow and Whittier are his favorite Amerioan po ets, although he thinks HolmeB the greatest genius. In arranging the affairs of the late Earl of Airlie, who died in California recently, it comes to light that his estates, extending over a considerable part of Forfarshire and stretching into Perthshire, yielded a rental of about 3130,000 for the crop of 1879, rep resenting an increase within the last twenty five years of about $50,000. This was due to the reclamation of land from moor and to the large amount expended in building, draining and fencing operations under agreements entered into by proprietor and tenants at the commencement of the leases. The London Academy announces the death at cairo of Col. E. S. Purdy Pasha, of the Egyptian General -'tall'. Col. Purdy was born in the state of New York, and re ceived his scientific training at West Point. At an early age he served under Gen. Stone on the cadastral survey of Sonora and Low er California, and afterward saw service in the war with the Southern States For several years past he has been one of the most prominent of the American officers under Gen. Stone Pasha, Chief of the Egyptian General Staff, has been long en gaged on survey work in upper Egypt. He served with Ismail Eyup Pasha in the Dar fur expedition, and took a leading part in laying down the map of that province. As late as May 14 Col. Purday exhibited his large map of Darfur nt a meeting of the Cairo Geographical Survey, and read a paper on his journey to Cara and Hofrael Nahas, giving an account of the inhabitants and resources of Darfur, its fauna and flora hydrography, etc. Col. Purdy was onto* years of age at tbe time of bfe death, VOLUME V MORRIS, STEVENS COUNTY MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3,1881. CURRENT NEWS. RAILKOAI18. Earnings of tlio Ht Paul, Minneapolis A Manitoba railway for the second week in Octo ber wore $ lafi,007.74, an increase over those of 1880 of $79,599. Ot5. The following is tliel atest New York Central rates: Boston to Chioago via New York, $15 Boston to Chicago via Albany, $9 10 New York to Chicago, $9.25. The rates of the Pennsylvania and Baltimore & Ohio from New York to Chicago are $11, and from Boston $15. A deputation from the Canadian Paoiflc ia re ported to be in conference with Sir John Mac donsld, agaiuBt allowing the loaal legislature of Manitoba to grant chartors to rivals of the Canadian Pacific route. This is regarded as of special interest to the Winnipeg A Duluth, tho Southwestern and the Emerson A Portage la Prairie. The total earnings of the Chicago, Milwau kee A St Paul railway in Minnesota for the year ending Jnne 30 arejreported to the rail way commissioner of the state .t $3,456,421. 20. The per cent, of Minnesota to total earn ings is fixed at 24. The total of the entire lines for 1881, $14,747,455.41, and operat ing expenses. ^8,929,027. 34, or a netincoaie of $5,828,128.07. On account of the great pressure of through business that absorbed all the cars that could be found, the Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Paul had to defer supplying stations on their ex tension lines—the Hastings A Dakota and the Winona A St. Peter—with fuel and lumber. The company is behind at Milwaukee in its orders, there being now filled there applications for 1,500 cars of coal and 1,000 cars of lum ber. The company will now rush the fuel and lumber business, giving first attention to these stations where the articles are most urgently needed. The following figures from' the report of the receipts of the Milwaukee and St. Paul rail way, will interest those who know the rivalry between St. Paul and Minneapolis: Minneapolis, freight forwarded, 138,162 tons freight received, 85,014 revenue, $326,738.13 passengers carried from, 207, 819 passengers to, 207,660: revenue, $168,704.13 total revenue, $495,442.26. St. Paul—Freight received, 55,462 tons freight forwarded, 179,793 tons revenue, $674,958 48. Passengers carried from St. Paul, 191,447 carried to St Paul, 192,226 revenue, $250,036.20. Total revenue, $924-. 994.68. RECORD OF CRIME. At Calhansville, Ala., Jack Burns went to the house of J. C. Kump for the purpose of kill ing him, when Rump's fifteen year old son stabbed Burns to death. At Montgomery, Ala., Thos. J. Cox was se riously cut and J. W. Crawford dangerously shot, each by the other. Both highly respecta ble. A bystander, named Hogan, shot in the leg Levi Morriss, a young man who came to Mentor, HL, a short time ago, was arrested with haning robbed and killed a man named Mitchell Ford at Williamstown, Mich., over a year ago. Morris was taken to Michigan. His parents reside in the east and are said to be quite wealthy. Jno. Yanhom, a postal clerk, was arrested at Harrisburg, Miss., for robbing mails. He was taken to Vicksburg, and after naving a preliminary hearing entered bail. United States Special Agent Camp alleges that the em bezzlements from mails will agregate very high figures. A special from Freeman, HI., says Henry G. Lambert was arrested, charged with having procured an abortion upon a young girl named Hannah Williams, who, it is said, was seduced by a young school director of- that place. Lam bert fs married, having a wife and two children residing in St. Joseph, Mo. He was admitted to bail in $1,000. Muncie Burns, a notorious burglar, well known in all tue large cities of the west and by the wardens of four penitentiaries where he has served as many terms, was shot at St. Lou is by a policeman while trying to rob the resi dence of Judge Seymour D. Thompson,. The bullet severed the femoral artery and Burns died in two hours. Allen Johnson (colored) was hanged at Charlestown, N. C.,for the murder, under the most brutal circumstances and for aiew cents, of a poor blind negro named Crumptin Jauuarv, 1880. The culprit mounted the scaffold with no indications of weakness, and after a prayer of a dozen words told the sheriff he was ready. The drop was live and one-half feet, and his neck was broken. A young man named Frank Crandall was arrestd at Dundee, Mich., and brought to De troit, charged with altering a draft on New York, bought at Fort Worth, Texas, from $500 to $5,000. Crandall's father keeps a store at Dundee, and the young man had recently re turned from Texas very flush with money, which he claimed he had obtained as the re sult of a fortunate speculation. An attempt was made to bum the ship^Ba tavia at New York. The fire marshal in his in vestigation said there was something strange about it. The theory that .some inflamable chemical had been scattered on deck on pur pose as in the case of the Bothenia was laughed at by the officers on the deck, but it was observed that the strictest vigilance was maintained by the gate keeper lest any person whose business was not lully known should gain admission. At Bellow Falls, Vt., Ezra R. Cook and wife, an old couple, were found dead in their house. No evidence of violence was found upon the man. On the woman's head was a cut three inches long. The skull was not fractured. Death was proba bly caused concussion of the brain. Mrs. Cook often intimated indications of an unsound mind, and in the bed-room was found a letter sayii she was crazy, and if she would at any time be found dead she wished her son to be good to his father. It is generally thought that the woman administered poiBon to her husband and then inflicted a blow upon herself. FIRES AND OTHER CAS AI/TLE8. At the farm house of Filla Parker, in Bloom field township, Iowa, while putting up a stove, the pipe fell down on a lamp filled with patent safety fluid. The lamp exploded instantly en veloping two little children sitting at the table with the burning fluid, setting their clothes on fire and burning them horribly before the flames were subdued. In removing their shreds of clothing the flesh peeled to the bones. The boy lived but a few hours. The girl will probably recover. Their parents were badly burned in their endeavors te save their children. The captain of the steamer Winslow at Du luth, was asleep in his stateroom Saturday night, when some unknown person entered and stole therefrom a valuable gold watch aud chain also a new suit of clothes and some old clothes belonging to the captain. Some of the clothing was found on the wharf yesterday, but no clue to who the thief is has yet been discov ered. At tho time of the robbery there were four watchmen on duty on the steamer, and it seems a little strange that the thief could have eluded them and made good his escape with the booty. There are now forty cases of Ismail pox in Spring Hill, 8tearns county, Minnesota, some of which will doubtless prove fatal. Several cases of confluent small pox have been found, the worst type of the disease. Up to Thursday morning the following is an accurate statement of the situation of the number of cases, by families: Stephen Summer, 7 John Winter, 2 Joseph Schoenburn, 2 Barney Schiller, 8 John Och, 1 Henry Emel, 10 F. W. Lenz, 9 Waldorf, 1. Total 40. Two deaths have oc curred, one in the family of Emel and ote in the family of Lenz. A strict quarantine has been enforced, and it is confidently hoped the terrible disease will be confined to its present limits. CURRENT EVENTS. There is a great scarcity of wood in Si Paul, the railroads professing to be unable to furnish cars. A canvass of the field of operations discloses the fact that there will be a decline of 40 per cent in the log crop on the Wisconsin this win ter. The ^2rie synod sustained the action of the presbytery, in expelling Herltert Donaldson of Emberton, Pa., for dancing. The Universal Lien Insurance oompany of Albany has been enjoined from transacting bus iness pending tke disposition of a motion for a receiver. Corporal T. Russet, company O. Seventeenth infantry, won the first prize, a gold medal of fort lOO, in the competitive shooting contest at Snelling. At Mount Washington there was a slight snow storm. Winu ninety miles an hour tempera ture three degrees below zero, a fall of forty degrees since the day previous. Lieut Frederic Collins, U. 8. navy, died in Washington of typhoid fever after an illness of two weeks. He was a member of th• naval advisory board, now in session, assembled to report upon a reorganization of the navy, and was appointed to fill the vacancy in the board i opoHioned by tbe death of Capt Beeeje, Ho was one of the most accomplished offioers of the navy. His remains will be interred at An napolis. Lord Williams of Tucson, A. T., astonished tho southwest yesterday by filing an assignment with liabilities of $300,000 or $400,000. The firm had accepted deposits in the banking department of their business up to the hour of their acknowledged failure, aud the feeling against them is intensified in consequence. One of tho members of the firm was postmaster at Tucson, and their bank was the United States depository, but they both claim that their ac counts with Undo Sam are regular. A comparative statement of the condition of the St. Paul banks in 1880 and 1881, shows that there has been a healthy growth in the banking business during the past year. There has boon an increase of nearly $3,500,000 in loans and discounts, and nearly $500,000 in cash. Tho capital stock shows an increase of $100,000, while in the circulation there has been a deorease of $700,000. The increase in deposits has been over $4,500,000. A decidedly fresh and impudent young man visited the state offices at St. Paul endeavoring to obtain subscriptions to a biography of the late President Garfield and irritated and an noyed every one with whom he camo in con tact by his insolent and arbitrary manners. He demanded that every perwon employed in the public offices should subscribe for a copy of the book and whenever anyone failed to com ply with his demand he threatened to publish his name in what he was pleased to term a black-list. To the credit of tho state officers, they resisted his threats and importunities. Mrs. Mary Bradford, sister of Jeff DaviB, president of the southern coafederacy, who died at the residenc# of her daughter, Mrs. E. L. Miles, of New Hope, Ky., on the 22nd inst., of general debility, aged eighty-one years, was interred at New Haven, Ky., in the cemetary at Gethsemane abbey, where no living woman is allowed to enter except the wife of the ruler of a nation. This is the third secular person interred there. The Baron De Hodment, a Belgian who lived in the abbey for several years before his death, and Mrs. *N. Miles, a lady who, like Mrs. Bradford, was a great benefac tress of the institution, were the 'rmer two. From this cause their burial was allowed in the enclosure. Mrs. Bradford was well known throughout the south. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. The selection of Folger aud James, both of New York, for the new cabinet will have the natural effect of injuring Hiscock's strength as a candidate for the speakership. Frank Hatton has received his commission as first assistant postmaster general. He goes to Burlington to settle affairs there before as suming the duties of his new office. Ex-Senator Piatt was in Washington last week ou business connected with the transfer of Secretary Windom's residence on Vermont avenue, for which he paid $30,000 to his wife. The residence becomes hers on the 10th of November. W. T. Crump, steward at the White House, has received from Hauselmann commandery, of Cincinnati, a handsome gold and silver Mal tesecross pendant from ribbon and gold cross bars, as a testimonial of their appreciation of his kindly and christianlike service rendered their lamented frater, Sir James A. Garfield. U At the navy yard in Washington recently, a terrible explosion occurred in the fulminating building, resulting in the instantaneous death of one of the employes, George Lawrence, whose head was blown entirely off, and seven or eight men were severely "wounded. The fulminating building is a small structure 12 xl4 feet, built in the ordinance department of the navy yard, and contains large quantities »f fulminating material, which was ignited in some unknown manner. Attorney General MacVeagh has rendered an opinion that the appropriation of $175,000 for artificial limbs should legally be expended under the authority of the war department in stead of the department of the interior, as claimed by the first controller of the treasury also that the decision of the secretary of the treasury as to the legality of warrants and re quisitions is binding on the first controller. The decision, which has been adopted by the department completely upsets the recent opin ions of First Controller Lawrence on those points. Mr. MacYeagh, in alluding to the assertion that he was deserting the star route cases be cause he finds them to be weak and likely to fail, said that the cases might fail, but it would not be from lack of great rascality. There would be evidence enough to send a dozen men to the penitentiary, but it would require the whole weight of the administration to be thrown in fa vor of conviction, if it was expected to overcome the influence brought to bear by the accused to secure acquittal. If merely left to take their course, if the administration failed to take an interest and stood inactive, the chances were in favor of the failure of justice. FOREIGN FLASHES. The Irish World has a cable stating that Rev. Eugene Sneehv, recently released from Kilmain hamjail, and T. M. Healy, M.P., leave Paris for New York. A reception will be tendered in Cooper Union. The aggregate value of confederate bonds that have changed hands in London the past few dave is estimated at £10,000,000. One firm alone disposed of bonds representing £4,000,000. A London dispatch says a pugilist named Comev and four others were arrested, charged with manslaughter in causing the death of Highland, champion light weight Highland received fatal injuries in a prize fight near Birmingham. It is said it is probable that Parnell will be removed from the Kilmainham jail to the Bel fast or Liffenford jail, and Kettle, Monaghan, Dillon, O'Kellv and Brennan will also be re moved to other prisons, but it is impossible to remove Sexton and O'Brien because of their health. The Chillian minister has information from Santiago, 24th, via Paris, of the serious illness of Gen. Kilpatrick, United States minister, and that the physicians feared the case was hope less. Later news does not mention Gen. Kil patrick. He is thought, therefore, to be no worse. Gambetta was elected provisional president of the chamber of deputies by 317 against 29 in favor of Brisson, a vice president of the last chamber. The announcement was received amid great cheering. Gambetta ran for presi dent in order to test his strength with the dep uties as a prelude to taking office. A Cork correspondent says: The dissolution of tbe league in south Ireland proceeds steadily and peacefully. The branches quietly submit to tho prohibition of their meetings. The gov ernment, to justify their course in rearresting John Hefferman, one of the most violent leaguers in Cork, publishes an appeal he made for clemency after his first arrest^ The appeal concludes: "I will guarrantee to take no fur ther part in public matters relative to land re form, knowing as I do that the land bill is per fect." Hefferman, since his release, denied he signed any conditions, and resumed agita tion. Another American Horse Victory in Eng land. London Special Oct 25. Seldom has a more inspiring and beautiful race been seen than that for the Cambridge shire to-day. Thirty-two horses ran. The start was splendid, and for a few yards the thir ty-two horses were in almost perfect line to gether. Then speed and good riding began to tell aud the squadron was broken up into a line which gradually grow longer and longer. Foxliall, whose action throughout was faultless, won by a head, and there was only a neok be tween tho second and third horses. The race was admirably contested and excellently man aged. At the conclusion of the race abundant congratulations ware tendered to the jockey and to the Americans present The betting at tho start was 10 to 1 against Foxhall and 7 to 1 against Lucv Glitters. Time of the race, 2 minutes and 15 2-5 seoonds. Kos Watts rode Foxliall. James R. Keene, of New York, tbe owner of Foxhall, was warmly congratulated on his vio tory. Being asked if it was unexpected, he replied: "Well, I should say not. I backed him very heavily to win tbe race. He is the greatest horse in the world to win, tarrying the immense penalties he did on account, of his former vic tories. Great Render, unplaced at even weight, and Lucy Glitters, who has proved herself a great racer and carrying only ninety one pounds, were beaten by my horse. II" was riddon by a third rate jockey, so our Lnglish friends can hardly credit tne victory to the great experience or ability of the rider. "What is youropiuton of the coltnow?" "That ho is tho greatest horse in the world, and I would not fear to start him against any thing on four legs. His winning tho Oim bridgeshire to day, and thus making a moat re markable double victory, having previous y lauded the czarowitch, is the most marvelous performance ever accomplished." Fearful Ocean Storms. The steamship Republic of tbe White Star line, which arrived at New York Monday, en countered ono of the severest storms of recent years during her trip across the Atlantic, Tbe m*m gale broke on the vessel when about two days out from Queenstowu, and raged with unwont ed fuiy for forty-eight hours, during which time no passengers were allowed on deck, and the crew were lashed to their respective sta tions. During the gale a seaman named Ole son, who volunteered to hoist a light at the foretop, was caught by a tremendous wave that almost submerged tho ship, and had his brains dashed out by being thrown against the fore house. Suspended about his neck was found a medal showing that the poor fellow had saved the lives of seventeen persons from drowning. Another sailor, stricaen with paralysis and placed in a berth, was thrown out and picked up dead. One of the steamer's boats was washed away, aud all the others stove in or otherwise damaged. Besides this, the iron railings were wrenched from the stanchions and much other damage occasioned. A great deal of apprehension was felt during the storm on the part of the passengers, for the gale was so violent that a disastrous fate seemed likely to overtake the vessel. Summary Way of Settling a Murder Case. Special from Greenville, Miss. Lanier, who killed D. S. Ljve here last Fri day, was examined before Judge Valliant, mayor of Greenville, to-day, and acquitted. Judge Valliant is one of our most highly re spected citizens, and his decision is endorced by the entire community. The details of the assault by Love on the wife of Lanier are entirely unfit for publication. It appears at the trial that Love was an unsuccessful suitor, and persecuted the lady before her marriage, and after tbat event sought the revenge of blasting her character. In thus discharging the prisoner, Judge Valliant said: I have been a practicing lawyer for more than twenty years, and I have never seen or read of such a case as this. There is no law to which the defendent in a case like this could appeal. If any one in a position like that occupied by him, sued for damages, he would simply have been langhed at. It is therefore mv opinion that he did just whatl or any other man of honor would, and I, therefore, discharge the prisoner and bid him go hence without delay. The decision was received with shouts of ap plause. Freshets and Damage in Iowa. The Mississippi has made sad havoc along its Iowa shore, both in cities and with farm property. Dubuque has suffered more than lias been told, and a great loss of property has surely been occasioned. Lumber yards have been almost entirely destroyed i£ some in stances, while many have been badly damaged. Along the river from Dubuque to Sabula hun dreds of thousands of acres of usually tine farming lands are under water, and in hay alone there will be a very great loss. In one marsh fifty hay stack tops were seen, and there were probably thousands the same way. They project about two feet at this writing, but the entire stack in each instance is entirely de stroyed. Corn fields are covered, some of them showing only an occasional tip of a stalk, while in other fields the water is only up to the ears. Much wood has beeu lost, at least lost to the original owners. In fact those who reside along the river banks in city or country are losers to a greater or less extent It will be a lesson to all to get further away. A Runaway Passenger Train. At Stewart, Minn., on the line of the Hast ings A Dakota railroad, while passengers, con ductors, engineer and trainmen were all at din ner, from some cause not explained the west bound train started off of itself with no one in charge. Engineer, conductor and trainmen started in pursuit at once, and as the tram backed off slowly up the grade hopes were en tertained that the engineer, who had the lead, would be able to reach his engine but he was unable to do so. A hand car, manned by six men, started off rapidly in pursuit and over took the train four miles east of the village, no damage being done except to those who ran through the rain and 'mud in pursuit of the backing train. Great fears were entertained that it might continue its wild flight and collide with the freight at Brownton, and every one breathed easier when they knew that all was safe. A Very Bad Man. The wife of Rev. E. S. Bowdish, an ex-min ister of Minneapolis, has brought a suit for di vorce, in which she alleges that the defendant has treated her in a cruel manner and that in his martial relations he was beastly beyond all endurance, a»d has caused her much physical and mental suffering through his unrestrained passions. In the years between 1870 and the commencement of this action he has repeatedly struck, kicked and beaten the plaintiff, in Dic ing injuries from which she now bears tits scars, simply because she would not yield to his brutal demands. The acts of cruelty al leged were committed at Princeton, Elk River, Anoka and Minneapolis and cover a period when the defendant was engaged in preaching the gospel under the appointment of the M. E. conference. The New Lumber Rates. At a meeting of the lumermen's board of trade, at Minneapolis, an increase in a# lumber was decided upon. The new price lists have just been issued and for the" information of purchasers in the cities and country the quota tions for the principal grades are herewith giv en as follows: Common boards, $15 sheating, boards, $13 cull boards, $10 2x7 scantling, 10, 18, 20, feet, $16 common dimension, from $15 to $20 deep joist, $17 to $27 fenc ing, $10 to $18 stock boards, $18 to $38 flooring, $26 to $40 siding, $17 to $24 bolts, $25 to $35 ceiling, $22 to $36 clear lumber, $25 to$±5 Minneapolis shingles per m., $1.25 to $4 laths, per $2.25 pickets $20. COMMERCIAL. MrLWAUXEE, Oct. US.—Flour dull and ne glected. Wheat, lower and feeble: No. 2 hard, nominal No. 2, $1.3312 October, $1.33*2 No vember, $1.34 December, $1.3r?fj: January, $1.3(1t: February, $1.31 March, $1.38^ No. 3, $1.19: No. 4 and rejected, nominal. Corn, quiet: No. 2, t4c. Oats, firm and higher No. 2, 47c. Rye, dull and lower: No. 1, $1.021a bid $1.03 asked. Barley, quiet: No. 2, 95c. Provisions, easier: moss pork, $16.60 cash and November: $17.83, January. Lard, prime steam, $11.50 cash and November $11.85^ Jan uary. Freights, wheat to Buffalo, 3c. Receipts —9.412 bbls flour, 24,177 bus wheat, 2,728 bus barley. Shipments—16,503 bbls flour. 2,600 bus wheat, 13,231ibus barley. CHICAGO, Oct. 28.— Flour, quiet and week: un changed. Wheat, active but lower: No. 2 Chicago spring, $1.33:!-i cash: $1.33s.t October: $1.34H November: $1.3(i*ji'tl.307s December: $1.381t January: No. 3 Chicago spring, $1.21: rejected, 96cirf$l. Corn, inactive and lower at t2 i'ffi'Ji.JJ cash t2c October: 62Uc November: 63nsc December 6i*%c May: rejected 59." iV.t^c. Oats, fairly active and a shade hicrher at 4f%c cash 15*40 October 44lsc November: 44-^c Decem ber 47"HC May. Rye, fairlv active and a shade higher at $1.03(?1.031e. Barley, active and a shade higher, $1.07w 1.07]a l'ork.active but lower: $16.50v£?16.80cash $16.50 October and Novem ber: $16.75 December $17.75('tl7.771oJanuary. Lard, active, but lower nt $11.42,s cash and No vember: $11.60i'f 1 l.t!2!.j December $11.771a(s? 11.80 January. Bulk meats, dull and lower slioul ers, $7: short ribs, $8.45 do clear, $9.40. Whis ky, ateadv and unchanged at. $l.lt. Call—Wheat, unsettled and lower at $1.3 IM November: $1.36% December: $1.37^ January. Corn, dull nnd lower at tilkyCOlfjc October: 62c November: 63hie December 09^c May. Oats, easier 44!^c November 41%c December: 17:Hc May. Pork, lower $16.55(£16.60 December $16.721s('.i 16.75 May. Lard, steady and unchanged. Re ceipts—Flour, 13,000 bbls wheat, 39,000 bus: com, 10,000 bus: oats, (7.000 bus: rve 11,000 bus barley, 48,000 bus. Shipments—Klour, 17, OOO bbls wheat, 49,000 bus corn, 188,(XH) bus: oats, 53,000 bus: rye, 9,500 bus: barley, 14,000 bus. CHICAGO, Oct 28.—The Drovers' Journal re ports: Hogs—Receipts 2,056 head: shipments, 4,500 head unchanged demand chiefly for heavy common mixed, and Yorkers in small request. mixed packing, $5.S,rni.0.90: light $5.S()tti0 05: choice heavy, $(.50ii)7 culls and grassers, $3.75 (rt'5.25. Cattle—Ileceints. 6,000 shipments, 3, 000 slow good to prime shipping, $6i£7 me dium to choice, $5i£f5.75 common to fair, $."5t5: butchers' Ntoady, common to fair, $4i65 good to choice, $3.10ii4 stockors, dull at $2.25^3.50: feeders, $3.50iW4 rangers, steady: grass Texans, $3(ii3.80 northern Texans, $3.70«.4.15 half breeds and natives, $3.60^5.50. Sheep—lleceipts, 600 shipments, 200 steady: fair to choice, $4.20@5 common|to fair, $firstname.lastname@example.org Texans aud territory, dull at $2.75(2®3.75 Louis T. Pow. a prominent young busi nes-man of Salem, Columbiana connty, O., was arraigned in the United States district court at Cleveland, last week, on a very serious charge—that of sending on ob scene pamphlet through the mails. He has for some time been sending this pam phlet, which bears the euphonious title of "Nuggets," to young ladies. Pow is a uitirried man, about 26 years of age, of a highlv respectable family, and said to be worth from$ 80,000 to $100,000. It is claimed tbat he was assisted in the nefarious business by a bookkeeper, who bns hied lmself to some other plaoe to avoid the consequences of his acts. The pamphlet which he has been sending to young ladies is a paper-bound book, four by six inches, and containing thirty-two pages of the most filthy and goqrriiotiB prom and poetry ever printed. NUMBER 29. CONGRESS. Proceedings of tbe Extra Sesslom of the Senate. MONDAY, OCT. 24TH. Among the nominations sent to the senate to dsy were: Henry Highlan Garnet, New York, minister resident and consul general for the United States to Liberia John M. Bailey, New York, consul for the United Btates at Ham burg. The nomination of John L. Kaine, ap praiser at Milwaukee, Wis., was withdrawn, the oflice having been abolished. The following nominations were oonflrmed: Registers of land offices, C. M. Webb, Wiscon sin, at Deadwood Chas. W. Price, at Lincoln, Neb. Alex. M. Egget, Wisconsin, at Eau Claire, Wis. B. W. Hayes, liedwood Falls, MinD. Ex-Gov. E. D. Morgan of New 7ork, was nominated and confirmed secretary of th# treasury. The secretary business for the session wat set at rest by the unanimous appointment of Mr. Francis Bchober, now chief clerk, to the position of secretary. A report was received from an investigation committee showing up some of the abuses in the treasury department. TUESDAY OCT. 25. Tho president sent the following nominations to the senate: Postmasters, .Simon N. Bau mann, Vernon, Io. J. F. Winter, H'inois, counsul United S'ates at Rotterdam Willard B. Wells, Michigan, consul United States at Dun iee Hans llattaon, Minnesota, consul gen eral at Calcutta Edward F. Whits, Colorado, coiner of mint, Sin Francisco. The senate confirmed Howard W. Kutchim, collector of internal revenue, Third Wis consin disirict, Hans Mattson, Minneso ta, consul general Calcutta Willard B. Wells, Michigan, consul at Dundie J. F. Winter, Illi nois, consul at Rotterdam Postmaster, J. P. Boumon. A little discussion over the purchase of some historical papers belonging to the marquis de Rochambeau became very spirited and caused seme excitemert, 'Mr. Sherman offered a reso luflon authorizing the liberty committee to re ceive and examine certain papers which were owned by the marquis de Rochambeau and which the government is desireuB of purchasing. The price asked is $20,000. Mr. Ingalls denounced tbe reso lution as committing the government to the purchase of the papers, said that he could not see why thev could be in any way worth $20, 000 and added that the marquis appeared here as a guest of the nation at this nation's expense, bearing these papers and offering to sell them savored too much of the pawn-broking, old clothes business, and he did not like it The resolution was finally adopted. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26. The senate adopted a resolution offered by Mr. Sherman for an investigation of the expen diture of the contingent funds of all the depart ments. The senate confirmed Henry Hight Garnet, minister resident and counsel general to Liber ia Wm. C. Iludd, U. S. marshal southern dis trict of Mississippi Henry M. C®per, collector of revenue, Litrle Ii ck W. W. Gibbs, register land office, Little Rock J. M. Wilkinson, re ceiver public moneys Marquette, Mien. P. Masters, Lloyd S'uinn, Dodge City, K i. J. 0. McBride, Lincoln, Neo. The following nominations were sent to the senate: C. W. Seaton, of New York, superin tendent of oeusns Frederick Knefler, Inuiana, pension agent, Indianapolis: J. M. Wilkinson, Michigan, rece ver of public moneys, Marquette, Michigan M. vv\ Gibbs, Arkansas, register laud ottic", Little Rock: postmasters—Mrs. Jane Bald iu, C'imcil Bluffs, Iowa Floyd Shinn, Dodge City, Ktnsas 11. M. Cooper, of Arkansas, collector of internal revenue at Texarkana. THURSDAY, OCT. 27. A resolution was adopted for the payment of extra compensation to the pages ana other em ployes of the senate. On motion of Mr. Ingalls, a resolution was adopted continuing during the recess of the senate the authority conferred up on the committee on judiciary to examine into the subject of bankruptcy, "and directing the committee to report December next. The president pro tem. laid before the senate a communication from Gov. Colquitt, of Georgia, tendering him, and through bim to the members of the senate, a cordial invitation of the officers and executive committee of the cotton exposition to visit the exposition now being held in Atlanta. Laid on the table and ordered printed. The presi lent sent the following nomina tions to the senate: Chas. J. Folger of New York, to oe seore f-iy oi the treasury Thos. James, New York, postmaster general Fiauk Hatton, first assistant postmaster general. Consuls: Chas. Kahlo of Indiana, Sydney, Australia Geo. W. Rooseveldt, Pennsylvania. Bordeaux J. A. Leonard, Minnesota, Leith John T. Robesou, Tennessee, Tripoli J. L. Beveridge, Illinois, assistant treasurer of the Uuited States, at Chicago: C. Elstner, Iowa, attorney of the United States, west dis trict of Louisiana J. S. Harrison, Louisiana, surveyor general of the United States, district, of Montana Chas. Payerson, Massachusetts, United States charge 'd affairs, at Denmark consnls general, Ferdinand Vogeler, Ohio, Frankfort Simon Wolf, district of Columbia, Cairo consuls, Silas P. Hubbell, New York, 8t Johns, Quebec Jesse H. Mora, Illinois, Calla Volney Smith, Arkansas. St, Thomas. FRIDAY, OCT. 28TH. The senate passed the day, and the greater part of the night, in the fight over the confirm ation of the Lynchburg postmaster, Clifford Stratham, which was begun Thursday. When the senate went into executive session shortly after noon, Senator Ben Hill took the floor. Mr. Hill had been directed by the physicians who operated upon him in Philadelphia for cancer of the month last summer not to talk, but he disregarded their instructions and spoke for two hours. Morgan, Maxey, Johnson and other democrat ic senators took a hand in the debate. Sherman, Edmunds and Morrill took part in the debate on the republican side, and each made speeches which were not calculated te cause a particularly amiable feeling between the parties. No decision was reached. A Nobleman's Komanee. From the Glasgow Herald. As a bit of Melbourne gossip arising ont of the recent visit of the Detatched Squad ron to Melbourne, we need not conceal the rumor, which is believed to have truth to rest upon, that Lord Charles Scott, captain of the Bacchante, has been engaged to be married to Miss Ada Ryan, daughter of Mr. Charles Evan, Mount Macedon, Victoria. It is said that Mr. Ryan did not readily ac quiesce in the purposes of the two princi pals in this affair of the heart, and that at the most he wonld only consent condition ally—the conditions being that the duke of Bucclench, father of the love smitten sail or, should be consulted, in the lirst plaoe, and that the affairs 6honld be postponed for twelve mouths. Here is how The Melbourne Bulletin (suppressing the names) has put the story in its pages:—"She was a beautiful bru nette, with a certain witchery in her eye that had charmed and -fascinated the gal lant and noble captain. As they sat together in the conservatory, he, in bluff, manly, sailer-like fashion, asked her for her hand— her heart was al ready his. 'Oh, my lord!' she said, blush ing up to her eyelids, 'you must really ask papa.' And ask papa that noble and gal lant captain did next day. 'No,' said the old man, sternly I love my daughter, and if she marries into your family I fear in the end she might be unhappy besides, although you can answer for yourself, you do not know how she would be received by your people.' 'But,' pleaded the captain, 'if I write home and get my father's and mother's consent, will jou not giTe way? 'Well, replied the father, 'get that fixed, then we will talk about it, for I do not wish to stand iuthe way of my daughter's hap piness." And now, as the Bulletin puts the matter, "there is a letter speeding its way home over the snowy billows, watched by two young and anxious hearte. Will it aU end happily? We shall see. One of the ladies of the French visiting party, the Marquis de Rochambeau, said to a caller in New York: "Not only are the American citizens the most patriotic in the world, but they are also the most hos pitable I have ever met. I have never seen so many beautiful women—not merely the ladies who have called upon me, but in the streets even the working women have attracted my attention by their fine features their graceful figures and dear com plections. On Sunday tbe Wealev M. church of Wi nona WM dedicated with appropriate aerrioeq, "Mierfisim Rates* REASONABLE —AND— FURNISHED Oil APPtlCATlON. First Class Facilities for Job Worfc Legal Advertisements Must be Pals for when Affidavit Is Given. MINNESOTA NEWS. MINNESOTA LEGISLATURE. Proceedings of the Extra SeaakHb MONDAY OCT. 24. SENATE—The senate spent the evening in listening to a continuation of the discussion of the bond bill, which is ready to pass as soon as all the speeches are made, which will prol ably be on Tuesday. HOUSE—The number of bills already intro duced in the house exceeds 100, the quota of last evening being larger than usual Only one bill of general interest was introduced—that at Mr. Milligan providing for imbeciles and chron ically insane persons. Mr. Hicks introduced a bill increasing the number of district judnd« in tbe Fourth judici-d district to three, and Mr. Ktone one repealing the act cieatiiigthe offiow of district attorney in the Twelfth judicial dis trict TUESDAY, OOT. 25TH. SKHAXC—1The bond bill was argued and per fected by the senate after a long but friendly struggle between the friends and opponents of the bill in committee of the whole, and when the question came up en the motion to accept the report of the committee, the bill was or dered engrossed by a vote of 24 yeas by 9 nays. The senate went into an election for United States senator at noon, William Windom se curing 29 votes, James Smith, Jr., 5 votet, and Messrs. Wm. Crooks, Gen. H. H. Sibley, J. J. Hill and Thomas Wilson 1 vote each. Tbe senate passed the bill for submitting tothB electors in November the constitutional amend ment adopted last winter, under which the 500,000 acres of internal improvement land* can be devoted to the adjustment ef the state railroad bonds, and thus avoid the necessity of taxation to meet the new obligations of the state. House.—William Windom was named as tbe choice for United States senator, receiv ing 86 of the 100 votes cast, James Smith, Jr., of Ramsey, being the democratic nominee ana receiving 11 votes. A large number Df bills were introduoed, among others one by Baxter, L. L, to secure payment of all legal claims against the state, other than the raiiro&d bonds. A resolution by Mr. Donahue to have copies of the governor's message printed in a fferent languages for distribution was lost i he gjvernor is to be request-.-d to furnish in formal ion as to the amount required to com plete the capital in a fire-proof manner and to furnish the same. A very large number of lo cal bills were introduced, and the speaker announced the following committee on con gressional appointment: Comsto'1'. Collins, Sa b:rn, Hi:ks, Amandson, Norris, S-itardowo, Rice, Fioui and Gardner. WFENESDAT, OCT. 26TH. SENATE—A bill pending far the adjustment o* old State railroad bonds, was taken up aud read at length, after which it was put upon ita passage and carried through by a two-thirds vote, as follows: TEAS—30 Aaker, Gilfillan, J. £., Mealey, Adams, Howard, Miller, Beman, Johnson, F. Morrison, Bonniwell, Johnson, & £., Officer, Buck. C. F-, Langaon, Peterson, Campbell, Lawrence, Piil.-bury, Casf.e, Macdonald, Rice, Clement, McCormick, Simmons^ Crooks, McCrea, Tiffany, Gilfiillan, 0. D. McLaughlin, Wilson—3ft NAYS—11. Buck, D., Perkins, Wheat, Case. Powers, White, Hinds, Schaiier, Wilkins—1L Johnson, A. M., Shalleen. The committer on public buildings favor an enlargement of the appropriation so that the new capitol building may be made fire proof, a wise suggestion in view of the terribie ca tastrophe that was narrowly averted last March. A proposition to create a new judge ship for the Frst district has been endorsed by the senate. HOUSE:—The house and senate met in joint session at noon and the journaiS of both, re lating to the choice of Windom for senator,hav iug been read, he was announced as elected by the legislature. Gen. ban born introduced a bill miking changes in the judicial dis tricts in such manner as to eliminate the Ninth, in which Judge E. St. Julieu Cox ia tne incumbent A resolution to purchase a $10,000 site for a new capitol, situated be tween St. Paul and Minneapolis, went over un der notice ot debate. Most of the day waa passed in committee of the whole and the bond Dills received but sligtit consideration. THUBSDAY, OCT 27. SENATE.—The business of the senate was almost entirely limited to routine business. Among the most important measures were the passing of the honse bill authorizing the city of Minneapolis to issue $50U,000 in bends to be devoted to permanent locil improvements and the favorable consideration of the swamp laud grant of the St Cloud, Mankate &, Austin railroad. The laws of tne extra session are to be pub lished in the newspapers, to defrav the expenses of which $12,000 has been ap propriated. HOUSE.—Scarcely a ripple broke the dead caim which characterized the proceedings of the house. Bill after bill, nearly all of them purely local, was introduced, and the number now nearly approaches 200. Mr. Denny tried to stop the tide by a resolution that no billa would be received after November 1st, but the measure was rejected. Mr. Kohlmier's mo tion, that the legislature adjourn on the 4th proximo, met a like fate, and all seemed agreed hat a good deal longer time than that will be necissarv. The committee on public lands reported back, without recommondatien, the bill for the recovery and destruction of the state railroid bonds, the latter on motion of Mr. Putaam, going on general order. FRIDAY, OCT. 28. SENATE—The senators poked fun at con gressional apportionment, from which it wonld appear that the prospects are slim for getting a bill through the extra session. The municipal court of St. Paul will have better juries here after than the one that disagreed as to the guilt (if Kennedy, who assaulted Senator Morrison. Both houses passed an act amending the law establishing the municipal court of St PauL The senate passed the $6,000 appropriation for the state board of immigration. The day was spent entirely in routine proceedings. HOUSE—The showing of routine business was larger than it has been during the session, and a number of bills were passed through. All, with the exception Gen. San born's memorial to congress, were of compar alively local importance. Tnere was no effort to bring either the land bills or the apportion ment bill up for discussion, and much of the afternoon session was occupied, as usual, in the introduction of new business. An adjourn ment was had until Monday next at 8 p. m. On Monday night last the safe of Mr. J. E. Brown of Mapletou was blown open and robbed of about $230. Tbe act was perpetrated some time during Monday night, but was not detect ed until next morning, when the store waa opened. The parties who did it were seen at Minnesota Lake ou Monday evening, having come to that poiut on the 5 o'clock tram from the east Wm. Kelly, living in Pipestone connty, went to Tyler last'Wednesday, got drunk and started home. Not reachiug there, search was made and he was found on Sunday, drowned in the creek, two miles south of the village. In crossing tho stream the wagon tipped ovor and the box caged him. An inquest was held and a verdiot of accidental drowning rendered. Kelly's team was also drowned. O. P. Whitcomb, auditor of state, spent last week in selling a large amount of school and internal improvement lauds in Polk, Marshafev and Wilkiu counties, and was astonished at the avidity displayed in the purchase of lands in tho Red river valley. He sold altogether 18, 000 acres, at prices ranging all the way fron\ $5 to $:0 per acre. The average price OIK tained was ,f7 per acre. Ho sold a go»d de# of the land at $12 per acre. Mr. \V hit comb. says that everybody in the Red nver valley iS after land, and" it is almost regarded as a legal tender. The bidding at the sales was so spiiv ited that he estimates that he made for the state $5,000over and above the appraised vaU ue of tho lands sold, by his trip. He says thafc from the appearanco of the country througtfc out the valley one would hardly"think tbf0?.. they had had any rain there this fall, and thai' everywhere he went he saw farmers at work plowing. Aliened Mnrder in Sueur Connty. The Anamination of Mrs. Louise Patterson, wife of Samuel M. Patterson, who was found dead in a stable loft on his premises near Lex ington, Le Sueur ceunty, was held betore Jus tices of the P' ace J. N. Chapman and Geo. J. Earl, at Le Sueur Center, beginning on Satur day morning and closing on Monday night and at the conclusion a motion to discharge thS prisoner was denied, aud she was remanded VO jail to await tbe a-tion of the grand jurv of tli» district court, which will meet on the 2Sth qi. November. Very little evidence was intnj-*. dueed other thau was before the coroner's in*.-, m?st It was shown from blood fouud th A. the body musthavo been moved after the fatal shot, aud the prosecution think they have lrrfc. portant evidence to prove that Patterson* death must have been produced by othec thair his own hand, and that tbe Womplioe.