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luued Every Thursday at Morris, Stevens Co., Minnesota. W.J.MUNRO, TODl'l^Cm A.N"1 fUiBlUSfcHQR. Official Paper or Village aoi Coantr. Ttrmu S2.00 per Year In Advance. PITH OF THE NEWS. TtAir.wnA -na Theie is aurojeeted railroad, to commence a Grand Forks, Dale.. and running in a gener ally southwesterly directlou to intersect with the Caasslton branch or the Northern l'Acitlc at a point a few miloe north of May ville. After reaching this poiut the road will" probably lie pushed ou into tho Jim river valley aiul strike Valley City or Jamestown. There is a poaai bilitv of the road nit touching either of these points but pushing 011 to the Missouri liver, in which case it will bn called the (ifami Forks A Missouri Valley railroad. He this ad it may,the present plan is t» build an outlet Tor Grand Forks trade to the Northern Pacifi:. V The movement to establish a branch rail road from Ualesville to Trempealeau, Wis has assumed shape in the formation of a company entitled the Gale&ville A ihssiBsippi Hailroad company, whose purpose is to secure the right of way "and grade the road ted from Ualesville to TrempeaU.ni. Hon. A A. Arnold w ax chos en president Isaac Clark, vice president !}. Y. Freeuiau, secretary A. U. Ivueelamt and Isaac riarL, directors. The capital atoek is $100.UOO. The load biid is to he completed by August of the pie«e:it year, aud he Chica go 4 Not'it'.'vaa'e.fn igrt-^u ro equip tha line. Washingtou Special to t-hiciso Times The delegation from (Macaco, consisting of Or. De Wolf, Mr. Gurney and Jetsie Spalding, who are here for the purpose of securing legislatic n to prevent the landing u this comi ttyof immigrant.-' unprotected rroin small pox by vaccination, have leeu verv busy, and say they have made considerable progress iu the desired direction. They have seen and inter viewed over forty members of congress, in cluding the chairing n of the house committee on public health and the member resident and secretary of the national board of health. Ou Friday morning, at St. I'aul, the Omaha line delivered to the Manitoba road, at the t'nion depot, sixteen loads of Canadian passen gers aud five cars of baggage, that came from the line of the Great Western of Canada. Be side these, three coaches more -ame in on the regular tram. The whole number of coaches and baggage ears delivered were twenty-nine. The travelers were forwardt-d by the St. Paul, Minneapolis i Manitoba for the Hud river val ley and to Manitoba, the trains consisting «f two sectlous. At a nu'etiug of the Omaha Sine in New York the had grant of the Air Line v. as accepted on the part of the ompany, aud a dividend of 1 -U per cent was declared ou 'lie preferred stock or the company. No action was taken ou the Rock Island alliance, but it is believed to have been informally dierussed. The laborers who tx"k the place of tkeBur lington Missouri striking graders at Omaha are nheerrfrdiy scratching gravel under & guard of forty spe-.-ial policemen. The St. Paul, Minneapolis A Manitoba rail road company employ constantly 100 meu in theirsboca at Fergus' Fills. WASHINCHON. The supreme court in the ease of A. K. Mer rill, collector, vs. Samuel Welch etal., com monly known as Wie mgar case, rendered a decision against tbe- position taken by the treasury department. The wunremw "court holds that the dutiable quality of'sugars is to be determined by the actual color graded by the I»utch standard, and not by the saccharine strength ascertain* I ly chemical teste. Senator Kdoiuiiiis is said to have deeiiued the supreme judgahiii. A second choice nom ination was beneath his dignity. He was cer tainly the first i liOice of a'majority of the members of the bar and the publio generally, and his assertion of las dignity by declining the high office after it had betn ottered to and re jected by even so able a gentleman as Mr. Oonkling, will not be condemned. The engineer's estimate for a harbor or breakwater iu Lake Pepin for the protection of navigation in tho^e turbulent waters was re ported to the senate committee ou commerce a few days ago. The estimates and recommend ation of the engineers are given for Lake City, and Stockholm, and the committee maytleot whicii they an-il vepoit to the senate. Belfortl of Colorado proposes introducing iu the house a resolution providing for the ap pointment of a new ways "and means commit tee, composed of five republicans and four democrats, vice the present ways and ineanB committee discharged for inefficiency. The house committee on war claims decided to report that the claims of the heirs of Sterling T. Austin? for #"00,000 for cotton and prop erty destroyed in Louisiana during the war, t,e referred to'the court of claims. O-A-STT-A-I/rUES. At fort Wayne, a new frame house was blown down by a hurrioine or whirlwind. Four men were at work on it. Two escaped by jumping, but Vail, a carceuter, had a leg broken, and John Davis, the aged father of the owner of the house, was crashed beneath the roof and fatally injured. Several c'.her small buildings were blown d^iwri. TLe steamer Sidney, en route from Cincin nati to Wheeling, when near hipley Landing, W. Va., twenty miles above Pomeroy burst her main steam pipe, and instanily killed Mrs. Little and grandson, of Maysyille, Ky., and fa tally scalded Mrs. S:ephenscn, of Portsmouth, O., wife of the pilot of the boat. The three meu arrested for complicity at Brussels in the Hat:ou Garden I/ndon. poslof fice robbery, are believed to include the Ameri can CoL Gaston and his accomplice, who recent ly robbed a Paris jewelry house of 246,000 francs worth of goods. The large dry goods house of Whitehonse A Moody, Fargo, burned Tuesday night. Loss, 5534,000, which was but partially covered by insurance ORITVETSB. Robert Taylor, tax collector at PerryyileL Ark., war- fatally rhot by Dr. Sims, a nephew of the notorious guerilla, Qiiantroll, of war noto riety. HimB, who ii a new cerner, Lad received several anonymous notes styled "Bill Qr»an troll," and ordering him to "lea- e or take the consequence, s Ho heard Taylor had reported that he wrote tnem himself to create a sensa tion, and demanded that Taylor Bhould print in the Perryville Review a retraction and apology. Taylor refused, and they wet as stated, and (Sims fired the contents of both barrels of a shot gun, inflicting a mortal wound. In P04ton, Charles Cuuiungham, who claims to be a hotel-keeper in the south and an em ploye of the Parker house eighteen years ago, was arrested on a charge of attempting to ex tort +25,0i0 from the proprietor of the Park er bouse, under threats to brim the establish ment At Dallas, Te-i&«, the family o.' J. O. Childers were chloformed last Sunday night and th» house robbed of Jj!3,000 in diamonds, money and other valuable* Every room in tin bouse was ransacked. MIS CEXiX^^TEOTTB. The following are the ohicera of the Minne sota and Dakota Elevator company, whose headquarters are at Minneapolis: President—E. V. White. Tica President—.T. A, Christian. Secretary ar.d Treasurer—William Pettit Superintendent— H. P. Reed. Directors—Messrs. Jonn Crosby, C. A. Piils bnrv, K. V. White, L. Cliristian, W. F. Cabill, BL W. Holmes, W. H. Jlinkle, Charles Meore, E. P.. Barber and F. L. Greenleaf. A Pittsburg manufacturer, who is evidently a bear on the market, has been spending a few days iu Boston, and he tells a reporter of the Advertiser that in tbe last few weeks a great change his come over the markefn. Three weeks ago, lie *t*tes, orders for locomotives could not have been placed to "fecure deliveries bofore November aud December, and the price waa $15,000. Now the same order could be placed for $12,000, aud Ihe delivery made in June. In the C'hristtancy divorce suit a reporter testified that he visited Mrs. Chrntiancy on the morning ot January 4, 1881, after tho letters put in evidence by Edil Giro were published. .She said she had an object In writing in tho style she did, and she was giving him (Giro) "tsffy." In another interview Mrs. Ghristian cy denied the authorship of some of the letters and declared thernforgorios. Senator Von Steenwyk of La Cro?se, who has just returned from Eureka Spring.1?, Ark., says Gov._Wash.j'i) i v, nnfa/orabl! symptoms have all disappeared. He is making rapid and sub stantial progress toward pormanont recovery, and fully expesta to no in LaCrosse as early as June, in compir&tively goci health. The PC. -PY. »,f K ISKLU 1 agency have little faith in tin- alleged surrender by tho Indians thwreabout of thi. iarms, 'i hev say a few rat tletraps bee,i ^ivj.i up, "but that all the serviceable weapons have been retained for fu ture emergencies. "Is ll.ora any truth ia Ike rumor that Brig bun Youag is s ill live?" was asked of John Sharp, tho Mormon bishop. "I rx»itive!? de dicate an i.ver t!:af. question, or "to make any statement whatirvtr ou the subject," oeid Bishop HKP" Tb» steerage pauMBfan^fo& tb»*Persian V-- Monarch, from London, complained to-day that the Russian Jews aboard the vessel were con tinually quarreling among themselves, and had stolen various articles from their fellow-pas eeiujers. Skim milk as a diet for Bright's disease pa tients is cordially recommended bv dairymen, but the doctors don't seem to catch on to the theory as thev would to a low pulse aud a plethoric purse. The liabilities of John H. Adden, boot and shoe deal r, Iloston aud New Orleans, are state1 by Addeu'a father to be about #200,000 as sets, f^OO.OOO. Granville Woodworth has received the oon traetto build the lanndrv to the insaue 1kmpi 1*1 at Rochester, for $5,000. rpo^tiaiGmr. lt the bouse of commons, Gladstone, iu moving an address to the queen referring to the recently attempted assassination, said sim ilar attempts on the lives of rulers in other countries had been associated with some griev ance or discontent, whereas the attempt upon the queeu was prompted solely by a uioroid desire for notoriety iu an intellect of the nar rowest kind. Northcate seconded the motlou for the address, and it was carried unanimous ly. In the house of lords, a resolution moved bj ihmviUe and seconded by Salisbury, con gratulating the queen on her escape, was unan imously passed The recent vote iu the 1'ieuch chamber of deputies iu favor of the couclusiou of an agree ment with the railway companies by which numbers of the chamber would have the right to travel anywhere in France by the payment of 1J Of a year, has cni&ted very unfavorable comments. A private person would have to oav 1 '_',dO( for a similar privilege. It is pre sumed that the railway compauiea expect some legislative favors iu consideration of doing this deadhead business. The following note from Karl Grauville to t'siited States Minister Lowell is printed: My Dear Mr. Lowell—I have just received a meoaage from the queen deal ring me to convey her majesty's acknowledgements for the con gratulations you offered on behalf of the presi dent and people oi the United States, aud to ex press her hearty thanks for the kindly feelings manifested toward her majeaty. Yours, very si: ctrely, signed.) Granville. A Berlin correspondent declares he has good authority for saving that during the day or evening on whiob Gen. Skobeleff made his first speech. Gen. lanatieff hinted to 'a friend that Gen. Skobeletf would make sonu remark that would create a profound sensation in Europe. Those acquainted with Sko'5eleff believed that his language was authorized. The Preaae of Vienna says Gen. tSkobeleff'a brother-in-law is continuing the agitation in Paris. "At the approaching consistory the pope will create seven new cardinals, including t'ie Most Rev. F.r. McCabe, archbishop of Dublin. It is understood that this expresses the pope's ap proval of the efforts Archbishop McCabe made for the cause of law and order in Ireland. The aivhbisfcop of Seville ami Algiers and the patri arch of Venice are also included. A Berlin dispatch says: Gen. Skobeleff de livered an address to a number of Russian of ficers, stating that the best Russian is theczir. Europe knows, he said, what he thinks on the SUv question. His recall was only a new hu miliation proceeding from the man who, with blood fcud iron, had founded an empire which must bo destroyed by Russian blood aud iron. MacLean, the queen's assassin, has been committed to trial on the charge of (high trea son. MaeLsau, on being arrainged, said he would reserve bis defense. He declined to cross-esamine witnesses. His interests were watched by a solicitor. The evidence was merely a repetition of that stated already. The steamer City of Perliu, long overdue, is reported in mid cc-ean with machinery disabled, and when last sighted was in tow of ate&mor Samaria tor Halifax. The commons adopted Gladstone's resolu tion relative to the lord's Inquiry into th working of the land act—303 to 233. The nihilist prisoners are allowed to the 27th to appeal. It is thought the sentence of death will be carried out. Americans and the Land Art. James Ruseell Lowell, United States minis ter, replying to an application made on behalf of Americanoitizensarrested in Ireland, says: "The coercion act is contrary to the spirit and foundation of the principles of both English and American jurisprudence, but is the law of the land and controls all persons domiciled in the proclaimed districts of Ireland, whether British subjects or not. It is manifestly futile to c-iaim that naturalized citizens of the United States should be exempt from the operations of the act" A Woman Gives Away Million!. Mies Sarah Burr died March 1 at her rtsi. dence, No 25 University place, New York city By the terms of her will and by the wills of her sisters, who died before her, an estate estimated at #3,000,000, except for several small lega cies, will be divided among benevolent and re ligions societies in that city. Nearly everv charitable institution in the city Is remembered by bequests of from $10,000 to .foO.OOO each. Miss Mary left $295,000 to various insti tutions, and the residue other estate, probably $700,000, she bequeathed to the American Bible society, the New York hospital, the New York dispensary and the foreign and domestio boaide of miFsiona of the Episcopal church. As nearly all the property is personal and easi ly convertible, it is probable that the division will be made at once. Kt-ii. ^ain. D. Sturgis Wante a Court of Iu quiry. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis, colonel of the Sev enth cavalry and brevet major general, U. S. A., has addressed a request to the adjutant gen eral of the aimy for a court of inquiry to inves tigate- anil report on the merits of the accusa tions against him, which baa been revived in the form of a petition to the senate aud house of reprii-eutai-ives by one Dr. Gessrje- of Fremont, Ohio, who wishes to have him relieved as gov ernor of tho Soldiers' home, to which position he was appointed by Ga-fleld last year tbrougt the influence of Judge AdvocateG-neral Swaim Gen. Sturgis commanded an expedition May IsM i, organized at Lafaye te, Tennoesee, foi the purpose of operating agaiust the rebel forces under Forest in i.o.-theast Mississippi, wita a view of creating a diversion ia favor of Shfrman's army, then engaged in a campaign again it Atlanta. The expedition was a disas trous fi ihvre. Gen. Sttirgis' command was ni:ed, lost all ite artiilery and wagons, and H-ve-al thousands killed, wounded aud prison ers. He was accused of dnndteness, coward ice and incompetency. Thee was a board of investigation, but no court of inquiry. Recent ly there seems to be a widespread movement in the west to revive tho charges against Gen. Sturgis. Iu his icqnest for a conrt o! inquiry ha cites many officers who exonerate him from t'oese charges. His appe.il is printed, and closes with a lettsr from Gen. Qrant, written iu 180f, lejommendiog Gea. Bturgis for the brevet rank of brigadier general. A Dazed Fireman Cannes An AccldeBt. A railroad accident, from a moat alngular canee which no railroad in the country could have guarded against, occurred Monday night at 11:30. At Watab, on the Northern PaciUc, No. 14 freight train, south bound, was on the siding, with switch properly thrown for the rnam track, with signal lights set, and showing that everytning was right. The engineer and conductor had gone to lunch leaving the loco motive iu charge of the fireman, as a precau tionary meaenre against any outside mischief. After awhile, the whistle of the locomotive of the west bund passenger train, that left St Paul at 7:30 p. m. sounded along the line. The fireman of the freight engine, jumped and ran to the switch and under the full glare of the head-light of tho passenger engine, threw the switch over 11 the side, so that the passen ger locomotive went pell mell into tho fieight. Of course there was a smash tin of engines and eomo freight cars, but luckily none cf tho passengers were injured. What could have prompted the fireman to open the switch is a mjritery. Possibly he was asleep aud being awakened by the whistle bad a faint idea be mnet do- something to avert danger, at any rate. Worfcliigweii. Before yon begin your heavy spring woik after a winter of relnxatiou, yonr system needs cleansing and Htrengthening to pre vent an attack of Ague, Billions or Spring l'ever, or some other Spring (sickness that will unfit you for a season's work. You will save time, muoh sickness and great expense if you will use one bottle of Hop bittern iu your family this month. Don't wait.— Burlinyton Hawkeye. Father Blair,the oldest minister in Penn sylvania, died at Indiana, Pa., last week, egad ninety-five. He was the father of tx OongTessman Steel Blair. BBBB name and address to Oragfci ft Oa, Philadelphia, Pa., for cook book free. DOINGS OF CONGRESS. MONDAY, MAKl'Hfl. STOATS.—Mr. Ingalls reported from the Ju diciary committee the original bill to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the Unitocl States, embodying what is eomuiouly known as the equity system, conferring juris diction upon district courts for the United Siates to hear matters in bankruptcy upon petition. Mr. Teller reporlt* 1 favorably the tiouao bill to peosion Mrs. Garfield, with an amendment including Mrs. Polk and Mrs. Tyler. The amounts specified are $5,000 a year from Sep tember 10, 1S81. The Chinese bill came up aud Mr. Cameron of Wisconsin said that in ls7!» he voted against the fifteen passenger bill, but he would voto for tho peuding bill. Whr n the immense aud over flowing population of China is considered and that the entiieccst of briuging Chi leae labor frem Shaugbai to Sau Francisco does not ex ceed $15, we must admit that China can, if no restriction b« placed uj ou the iuim gration of hor laborers, pour thousands of them iut the ports of California aud Oregon. The Six Com panies were now hurry lag cjolies into Oregon to construct the Northern Pacific I ail road. HOUSE.—'The consular appropriation bill passed. Bills were- introduced to abolish dis crimination duties ana fuUrgo the t'rje ii«i. A debate ou iutjrnai rov. line occurred on a mo tion to suspend tho rules and pass a bill iu the interest of tobacco growms, iu which Mr. Kel ly nouueed tho whole syjteni of internal tax ation, and slid the committee ou ways and means (of whiuh he is a me'uber) would iu two weeks report a bill abolishing it entirely. Mr. Washburn introduced the following bill, wrioh provides: The pre-emption laws of the United States relating to the public lauds are hereby repealed, provided, however, that Mich repoal shall not be construed to embrace special statutes re lating to specific reserva'i JUS or tracts of laud, which, to discharge treaty stipulations or for other purpose sepirnte aud di-.tinct frosi the general law, are rt quired to be sold for cash to' actual settlers or nuder the provisions of the law allowing pre emctien of the public lan Is. Sec. 2. That all duly qualified person who, prior to the date of this act, have in good faith and in compliance with existing laws made pre-emption settlamen's on the pnblij lauds sudjeet thereto, shall bo entitled to perfect their entriss aud receive patents under sai 1 laws. See. 3. Tkat no person who has made, or shall hereafter make, a homestead on the pub lic lands shall be eLtitled to av^il himself of the provisions of section 2,301 of the revised statures of tho Ucited H:ates, until he shall have resided upon and cultivated the land em braced in such entry for the full period of eighteen months provided, however, that iu easd of the death of a party who has urnle homestead entry, it shall be competent for his successor in iuie'rest uuder the law to maKe en try under said section at any Uiiie there after. TUESDAY, MARCH 7. SENATV:.—The bill to ratify the agreement with the Crow Indians for the salo or a portion jf their reservation to the Northern Pacific was reported favorably. Tho Chinese bill was con 'i iei ed, but not disposed of. The secretary of war sent to the senate to ll'y, for the information of the committee on commerce, a eonm indention of the chief of en iueers, dated the 4\h Inst., and accompanying copy of a report from (-'apt A Mackenzie ot the rorps of engineers upon a survey for a harbor of refuge in Like Pepin at .Stockholm, W-a., or ike City, Minu made in compliance with requirements in the river and harbor act of Marcn 4, 188 1. Capt. Mackenzie submits estimates for break waters 1,000 fee and 500 feet in length at o:h Lake City and Stockholm. HOUSE --Mr. Kasaon called tip the tarifl ommissioii bid, but a point waa mada that it was not in order, which was sustained by the aker. The agricultural appropriation bill was considered, aud the discussion soon grew into a general debate upon the tariff. Mr. Robeson profosad from the committee on rules a resoiu'iou providing for a congressional junketing party of nine senators and fcu teeu congressmen to gi to New Orleans in April and represent tha govcrma lut a* the Li Side csla bration. It was voted down withon: Loapunc '.ioii. WEDNESDAY, MAECH 8. SENATE —The bill for a commission on the alcohol liquor traffic came up and Bayard's motion to commit to the finance committee was rejected—yeas 1 ft, nays 26. The vote was a party'oue, the exceptions being that Cam eron (Wis.) voted aye with the democrats, and George aud Davis (111) voted no with the repub iicaLS. The bill wai then read, and pending a motion bvMr. Davis (W. Va.) to amendeo as to prevent the commission from being exclusively partisan, the morning hour expired and the oill was laid aside. The Chinese immigration bill again came up, and an amendment limiting restriction to ten years was defeated by a tio vote. There was a sharp passage of words be tween Dawes of M«ss, and Ingalls of Kansas, who made an assault upon the senator from Massachusetts, whom he charged with having misrepresented him the day before. Mr. Dawea was absent from the senate chamber ut the time, bat his col league, Mr. Hoar, meekly inquired if the gentleman frcm Kansas had reference to him. "No, air," thundered Mr. Ingalls, "I did cot refer to Charles Sumner's successor, bnt Daniel Webster's.'' No vote was taken. Mr. Saunders introduced a civil service reform measure, making many federal offices, now appointive, elective, and providing for re movals from office. HOUSE —The billappropriating $250,000 for the purchase of tho Freedman's bank passed. A fruitless attempt to consider the senate anti polygamy bill was made. The senate bill passed directing e secretary of war ti pay over to the society of the Army of the Cumberland $7,50./ to aid in e ertction of a statue or monument to Gen. as. A. Gar field. THUKSDAY, MAF.CH 9. SENATE.—Amendments to the liquor traffio commission bill, that, not more than five mem bers ot the commission shall be of the same po litical party, and not more than ihree prohibi tionists, were adoptsd. The Chinese bill came up again, and was flna'.Iy passed—2!) to 15. The title was amended eo as to read, "An act to execute certain treaty stipulations relating to the Chinese," though Hoar suggested "exe cute" ought to be stricken out and "violate" in serted. The denioci a:s voted nolidly for the p«s»ge of th9 bill, aud the republicans are somewhat divided, especially New York and Maine. Mr. Hale of Maine vrfai for the bill, and Mr. Frvsgaiuet it. Mr. Millerof New York favored it, but Mr. Lapham was recorded in the negative. The bill provides that from and af ter the expiration of ninety days after the pas sage of the act, anil until tbeoxpirst'on of twen ty years after its passage, coming Chinese la borers to tho United St ites shah be ausponded, and prescribes the pena'.ty of imprisonment to not exceed one year and a fine of not moro than f500 against the master of any vessel who rings any Chinese laborer to this country dur ing that period. HGCKL: —Mr. Kelley vainly attempted to re port a oill from the ways an 1 moans regarding the exportation, tax free, of tobacco to adjicent foreign oojrtriei, but an ot jectisn was made. The agricultural bill, coming up, again served asapreti.it for a tarifl discussion. Several amendments to the bill woie pat-sod unon, in"luding one by Mr. Dunitall increasing from $5,000 to $7,000 the i'etn for the investiga tion er tne sunjcc: or lorcsrry. res bill tBon passed. Tho bill to establish a railway bridge across the Mississippi river, extending from a point between Wabni iaaud Reed's Lauding, Minn., to a point below the mouth of Chiupewa river. Wis., was, upon niotiou of Representa tive Washburn, taken from the committee of the whole houso and placod upon tho housj calendar this bainfj one step of progress to wards the consideration of the msasuro in the house. ntlDAY, MARCH 10. SENATE.—A joint resolution was adopted foi the use of government steamers in conveying snpplies to tho Mississippi f!o jd sufferers. The bill for the appointment of a commission to in quire into the alcoholic liquor traffic passed— 34 to 14. Bayard wan'o 1 thesubjoot of opium investigated by th6 same commission, bnt this the senate refused to agree to. Tho bill provides for the appointment by the president and confirmation by tho sonato, of a commission of seven persons, not more th*n four of whom shall bo of the same political party, or to to advocatos of prohibition, to hold office not exefceding two years, who shul] investigate the alcoholic liquor traffic, its rela tions t® taxation and its general economic, criminal, moral and sciontilic a?poct in connec tion with pauperism, crime, social publio health and general welfare, and who shall iu quireasto the principal nwnltsof license and prohibitory legiMf.tion. The commissioners are to sei ve without salary, aud report within eighteen months after the paassgo of the act An appropriation of $10,000 is made for their expenses. For several weeks vast petitions on this subjoot have been pouring in from all Darts of the country ana at last (ho matter grew so large that tho senate could not disregard it The tariff commission bill was taken np and laid aside as unfinished business. THE VOLUME V. MORRIS, STEVENS COUNTY MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, MARCH 16,1882. NUMBER 48. Senate continuations: Co), ltulus lugalls, quartermaster general Webster II. Johnson, collector of internal rovenue, second district of Georgia Butler B. Strang, United States mar shal of Dakota Sullivan M. Cutch ton, United States attorney, east ern district of Michigan Fred Solomon, Missouri, stirvevor general of Utah John M. Wilson, Ohio, Uuitod States consul, Bremen. Tho continuation of Cen. Rafus In galls as quartermaster general was aorooap Uhed without serious opposition. HOUSL -The day Was devo'.ed to the private calendar. The senate Joint resolution above referred to WHS adopted. Both hous.s adjourned i ntil Monday. The Woweii and Uallroad*. Woman appreciate the benefits of rail* roads with a keener relish than men. 'UUroads have brought to women and t6 ho family blessings of a peculiar and valuable character. Isolation is the dreary lot and portion of tho rural women o( America. The. lives of farmers' wives art dull and insipid they are without recrea tion and amusement they are distant from works and displays of art aud science, their lot and that of their children is one ot loneliness. For this reason farmers' wives sutler from mental uud moral weariness life loses its zest and freshness for them, and their children tlook to the cities to seek new ways of industry, enter prise and enjoyment. Women feel the need of bociety more than men, while they have less opportunities for social intercourse, and they appreciate it more because they have less of it, and have a sharp sense of their need in that respect. They are more wsthetic they covet person al and household adornment, and they have un insatiable longing for the means by which tneir tastes uiay be yrutitied. All this would be more and more as it if, this con dition of tliiugs would increise and intensi fy, but for the civilizing and reiinuig influ ences created by railroads, and but for the means and facilities for culture and social imDrovement which they have created. The railroads make the city and country near neighbors. Thev break up the rustic aud old-fashioned habits and ways of life which have urevailed on the farms and in the remote villages they are the direct agencies in ed ucating, reiining, polishing aud elevatirg the classes of people who have been in past without the possibilities of culture and refinement. The railroads carry books, we gamines, fresh newspapers, models of taste und labor, patterns and a knowledge of art, the results of experiment and science, to the most distant communities and to the scattered homes and fire-sides throughout the vast areas of our common country. They have removed from tho ways of rural life the curse of isolation, and the shackles whioh bound men, women and children to a sameness of scene, toil and effort durinu their life-time, and from generation to generation. The railroads have made the country cosmopolitan, and they have brought every body within the radius and influence of the highest sources of enjoyment. The great est singer in the world eomes to the metrop olis, and the railroads make it practicable for thousands from near and far to listen to the miracles of her miustrelsy. The great orators, through the facilities created by railroad.-*, visit all the people of the country at their local centers und places of resort, or the people are enabled to go long dis tances to listen to their arguments und elo quence. Famous men and women in all pro fessions are no longer strangers to the mass es of the people. Travel lias been cheap ened and made comfortabla and convenient by the railroads, and it has greatly enlarged the field of every one's vision. The women of to-dav are vastly privileged beyond their mothers. Tho first settlers in the West cams in ox-teams, and were sis und eight weeks, or longer, on the road "over the hills and far awuy," and they left in tho unapproachable distance behind them all that was dear and delightful by association and memory'. The railroad has opened a means of transit from the past to the present, from the farthest east to the ultimate west, and a tew hours or a a day or two by rail will carry the men and women on the borders of civi lization, to the scenes of their childhood, to' the old folks at home," to the old homestead and tire-side. Railroads enable friends and relatives to he set down at the far distant bed-side of the sick aud dying, and to minister to tho cheerless and forlorn wherever their lot maj be cast. Men value railroads because they facili tate business, enhance the price of land promota speculation, and aid in money-get ting. The dollar mark is tha mark of a man's appreciation of railroads. Railroads are of inestimable value to women, because they add EO much to the possibilities and delights of social intercourse, because tbey make rural life pleasant and •uiveraify it by means of travel and recrea tion and create a community of interest and association between city and country, ad. ding to the polish and urbanity of one the natural truth and freshness of the other, and because they introduce the modes and fashions of polite city society to the homes in the fields and villages remote from the noitsy and busy centers of population. For the women, railroads have been an un mixed bless ng and benefit in all their re lations to the daily life of the people. Death From a 'lotfh. The death of Miss Kate Stock, of Toledo from blood poisoning from an ulcerated tooth, already announced in our columns, was a remarkable though not unpreceden ted one. The tooth id been filled with an amalgam of mercury aud tin, which fell out. She supposed she had caught cold in the tooth, aud that a wisdom tooth added to the inflammation but her face speedily swelled np to enormous proportions, the glands under the jaw and tongue being in volved, and a sac appeared on the side of the face opposite tb- tooth. This was opened, the cavity of the tooth thoroughly disinfected, and the patient pot on stimulating diet, but all to no purpose. The poison in fected the whole system, and the bones of the faoo became involved as high up as the forehead, The flesh disappeared „from one side of the face, and death final ly came to the sufferer's relief. It is sup posed that her condition must have been bad previous ta the appearance of the acute symptoms. The cise is deemed a very stiangone, and it is unusnal but some of our, readers may remember the death of a Mr. Gardner, of Brooklyn, N. Y., a year or two ago, under similar circurastincos. It was believed by some that an arsenical application had has tened his death, bnt this theory was after wards abandoned, Hud the result attributed, as regarding Miss Stock, to blood poison ing.—Cincinnati Gazette: POSTOFFICE CHANGES Dnrtag th« Week Ending March 4,188*i MINNESOTA. Postmasters Appointed—Carver, Carver county, Jolin S. Nelson: Oliainpion Mills, Blue Enrth Coun ty, Mrs. MaryE. Thompson Dundee, Nobles coun ty, Melvln J. FiMi Highland, Fillmore connty, Anthony Christenson. WISCONSIN. Established—Hartsvllle, Marathon county, Chaa. Allen, iiostmaster. Postmasters Appointed—Bowen's Mllla, Richland county, Levi Milllsoii: Dyckesville, Kewaunee county, Frank Mattln Kansasvlllo, Racino county, Wni. B. Taber Nicholson, Waupaca county, C. L. lilenun Thorp, Clark county, Edward P. Brown Verona. Dane county, Wm. F. Pierstoff Woodman, Grant county, Henry Walton. IOWA. Established—Gray, Andubou county, Harvey R. Iitiilerlne Grime*, Polk county, James N. Pressly Maxwell, Story county, Alb'-rt II. McKall Ridge dale, Polk county, Thomas Whlpps. Name Changed—East Orange, Sussex connty, to Alton. Postmasters Appointed—Cottonvllle, Jackson connty, F. M. Purdy: Fryeburgh, Wright county, A. D. Hinms: Lake Viow, Palo Alto county, John Ilill Lebanon, Van Buren county, Thos. Rose brough: Mraoa, Mitchell county, Ole J, Maake stead, Redding, Ringgold county, y. Waugh. DAKOTA. Established—Olesberg, Barnes county, Bver E. Olesberg postmaster van Home, Miner county, James M. Nolan. Postmasters Appointed—Athol, Bpink connty, Erek McCoy jColfax. Richland connty, H. B. Glim* dall Pterce, Hughes county, S«th M. LatrtL MINNESOTA NEWS KNIGHTS OF HONOit. Asanal Sessions of ihu Orar.d Lodge of Mtam sota at W liioua. The Qraud Ljdgo opened ou Wednesday night H. B. Upbam, Grand Dilatator, and neatly (,11 the offliota were present, and al eo betneea forly and fifty deleg.tae. iiut little bnsiueas, save t'ha appoititmMi1: of committees, was tiansacted. Tne repoitir of the grand treafliter showed receipts for the year to be ff?for ordinary purpose*, and a balance oa hand of about £800. OIlASD mcTATO lifll'OKT. lhe Kfand dictator, ilr. U. is. Upnian, in pre fe-itirR 1 i« annual address, congratulated the order upon the improvement Hioce four years sRO v.-l.tn the Gra'id Lodf.e of Minne^o'a or ganized in tiie city of V'ntieipoiis. Attnattime there wero only Iw IVJ subordinate lodges, *ilh a members! i uf aboit225 now w« have tv.euM-three eubordiuato lodges num bering fully 800 numbers The growth has baon i a permanent cbatEclor. Atthedi.taof the oi'jjiai nation of the Grand l.jdgo of Miu ••esotn there tttio :!(',:H)0 iu mburs cf tlio or dtil v iibiu the supreme jurisdiction now there 1:10,0 00. In 'SIS the tolal amount of O in heuo ti:s id fiiu it-oiiO,COU du-itg the past year over a l.'i'uO.l'OO weie paid. l)ur icg liii te rui of office the grmid idolater re potted thM new lodges bad I een instituted at the iollo/ iog placeo: Twoin Miui.tapo is, one eaoh in i.'ulutb, Sau^ Center, Stillwater, Auoka, Alexandria'and Forgns Falls. There has not bee n a lodge e.u p: nded during the voir c-xcspt temporarily, uud then in ueaily every ir s'auce through tha n»g!ect of the proper officer lofo.-ward as^eniouta and t'tuu willi i the time pressribed by la-v. la the case of the deal! of any of its members duriug the sus ponti in of u lodge, they would not b9 entitled toaayu &!h Lti.tle. The grand dictator calls atten ion to II e n ortf-ut mU er. Tho gratd dicta'or earnestly lecommends beiouial sessions, for tho grand lodge as being ample to meet the demands o' business and as more economical for the snl-oi dinars lodges. GRANT) BEPOBTEB's liKPOKi'. 'ihe grand i\-porter, William Cheney of Min neapolis, ii pieseuiing his import said the or der couiu look with pride and eutisfactioa up on the work of tho past year. At the last aunu il session there were" iu the state but fifteen tubjrdiua'e lodges with a total membership of aLort ^00, while now there are twenty-three sut ordinate lodges with a total nu mbereLij oi ubrut 800. Fight u^w lodges have been in stituted duriog the year, vis: Onward ami Ht. Anthony lodges, at Minneapolis, making Ihree iu that city with 177 Zenith lodge, Luluth St. Croix lodge, Stillwater Fidelity lot'ge, An oka Excelsior lodge, !auk Center Alexandria lodge and Feigus Fails lodge. Nino of the loJg -.i show a net aggregate in crease of ninety-three members dtiriug the year, while only three show a decrease. Tabulated statements were submitted show ing the conditions of the subordinate lodges. The morning and afternoon f.cssions of Thursday were occupied in the discusei jn of constitutions! amendments and other questions of a private chaiaoter. OfficERb ELECTED. Grand Dictator—E. fiigelow, of Austin. Grand Vice Dictator—Allen Gerrish, of St. Chaiifs. G-and Assistant Dictator—W. H. Genniugs, of Ciojkfeton. Grand Reporter—S. W. Burgess, of Mankato. Grand Treasurer—H. H. Sucre, of Owaton ia. Grand Gnide—C. A. Caceon, of Minneapolis. Grand liuardian—*. Freehuuu, cf Winona. Grand Sentinel— C. B. Lowry, of Alexandria. SupremeR presenta:ivea—li G.Wheeler, of Austin, W. T. tinrr, of St. Paul. .Vlteranates— A T. ^t^bbins, of Rochester, Isaac McN'air, of Minneapolis. Grand Trust-c-a—Wm. Moorhouse, of Hast ings: Wm Cheney, of Minneapolis W. H. Harrington, of Stillwater. The Lost session will be held iu Maukato in March, 1884. Apportionment o! the Current School Fnnd. The following table shows the apportionment of ibe .'nrreii: school fund :,-.ade by the superintend ent of public Instruction on the first Monday in March, 1582, being 33 cents for each scholar en rolled in thj schools of Minnesota: Conn- Scholars Am't to] Conn- Scholars Ain't to ties. Enrolled. Each. ties. Enrolled. Each. Aitkin 36 $11 gSiMille Lacs.. 407 154 11 Anoka 1820 600 60 Morrison.... 120!) 39S 97 Keeker 98t5 308 88!Mower 42M Hfti 48 Benton 729 240 67 Muiray 870 287 10 HigStone... 813 208 29 Niccliet 2670 883 08 Bine Earth. 004ti iywr lSiNobles. 1061 xiO 13 2909 939 971Olmsted.... 6744 1S95 ",2 185 61 OfljOtter Tail... 4-270 1412 07 98^ 74 Pine 263 8*5 7'.) 419 10 Pip,,^:oue... 45."i iso 15 e&4 23:Polk U59 481 14 819 11 Pope lTll 664 63 353 43'Ramsey,.... 8789 1910 04 151 80,Redwood.... 1113 3tt7 29 Dakota 4237 1398 21 [Renville 2605 859 68 Dodge 2899 950 07jRic* 640 1808 40 Douglas 2423 799 69iRock 702 531 66 Faribault... 3857 1272 81 !St. Louis.... kt7 2SI 11 Fillmore 7701 2541 3i!Scott 2775 915 75 Freeborn... 4336 1430 88!Sherburne.. 1079 356 07 Goodhue.... 7123 2350 SUiSibley 2469 Si4 77 Grant 7'.'5 239 25jStearnS 6238 1728 54 Eennephi... 11684 3SE5 72 Steele 3213 1900 29 Houston.... 4062 1340 46|Stevens .... 819 270 29 Isanti 1333 441 54 riwil't 1594 526 02 .'.-.ckfon 1144 i77 5'ijTodd If,20 Col eo Kanabec.... U2 in) HtijTraverse.... 120 39 60 Kandiyohi.. 2515 829 651 Wabasha ... *901 1617 33 Kittson 107 8p 31 Wadena .... 404 133 i'2 IiacyuiParle 781 257 73!Waseca. ... 3503 lllfi 99 Lake 30 9 SOiWashinffton 8054 1205 82 LeSoeur... 4362 1439 4i'iWatonwan.. 1142 376 86 Lincoln 893 129 c.nWilkiu. 222 73 26 Lyon 1616 533 28! Winona..... 6000 1980 00 MeLeod .... 2900 986 ToiWlvieht 4771 1574 43 Marshall.... 103 35 C4| Yellow Med. 1402 462 99 Martin 1511 408 63 Meeker 3342 1102 80| Totals.. Brown Carlton... Carver.... Chippewa. Chisago 1831 Clay 967 Cottonwood 1071 Crow Wing. 460 297S 1270 rile Homl Hti«irirs* Again Belore the supreme Conrt. The paper book in the case of David K. Se cooibo vs. Charles Kittoleon, state treasurer of Minnoaoti, was filed iu tho supreme court last week. It will be remembered the plain li.Ts pcti'ion was rcftn"d in the Minneapolis district court by J'.idga Liclirea, and Mr. So comic p.ppoila bis case to the supreme conrt. Iu nis prayor, after reciting the settle ment of the bond business, and the temporary injunction against tho governor which waa not heeded, Mr. Socombe says: The vornor of tho state, iu violation of the f.'i writ, did Kigu and canse to be sighed by the secretary cf state and state auditor, and deliver to undry persons, ill accordance wit': said act of the legislature, now bonds to the amoui.t of f"l,000.00.1. That tho defendant in the action, C.iarles Kittleson, trot surer of tho state, is about to pay tho interest 0:1 these bonds. Wherefore, on tho grouud that tho sail act of tho lfgilitnro id unconstitutional and void, t-nd on tbe ground that the bonds wero signed, sealed aud delivered in violation of tho said writ of injunction and iu contempt of Ill's court, the plaintiff demands the judgment of this court restraining and en join ing tho said dofondent from paying any iuterfst upon any of the ii9w bonds of the slate, or from p.iying Miy coupon attached thereto and the plili'ititf deirands such further or other relief as may be rentable and in accordance with good conscience and tho plaintiff further de mands the issuance of a temporary writ of in junction of this oourt of the same tenor and ef feot as above demanded. The quostion will probably be arguod before the supreme court in AprlL A. Bit of an Alderuianlo ItOW in St. Paul. Col. Allen, proprietor of the Merchants liotel, is also an alderman, and at a meeting of the council made some remarks in debate to which Aid. Ilingwald took great offense, aud as Aid. Allen stepped on the sidewalk after the conn oil meeting was over, Ilingwald came rushing out without his overcoat Rnd eaid that he want ed a few words of conversation with him. Aid. Allen replied that, he had no timo to talk with him, whereupon P.ingwald etrualt at him. Aid. Allen having been ou the lookout for an attack dodged back and Ringwald'e fist Just giazedhls chin. Aa Rirgwa'.d made for him again he d^d^ed behind tho stalwart frame of Aid. Rob $ ert Ringwald kept striking out from the shoulder aud planted three or four blows in tended for Aid. Allen ou the arm of Aid. Rob ert. Aid. McCarthy and other friends of Ring wald then took him in charge, and Aid. Allen accompanied by Aid. Robert started down towD. Aid. Ringwald accompanied by Aid. McCarthy followed them ao far as Wabasha street, where he again accosted Aid. Allen, ex claiming: "You want to look out for me. I'll blow your head off one of these days." Aid. Allen told him that that was all right, and prooeded to hla hotel without further molesta tion, Another Wrek of Cox. Ou Tuesday, the 7th, the senate reassem bled, and afiur examining the last witness, Manager Collins St. Cloud began his argu ment against Judge Cox, but did not finish. On Wednesday, the bth, Manager Collins concluded and Mr. Arctandor, counsel for Cox, began h,a speech. Thursday, tho Oth, was entirely occupied by Mr. Arctander, without concluding. Friday, the 10th, was also occupicd by a critically minute analysis of tbe testimony by Mr. Arctander, who will notconcludo for sev eral days yet. The senate adjourned to Mon day alternoon. John B. Brisbin will follow Arotander for the defease, and by the cloae of another week a verdict will be given. Ed. A. Oglesby, an old and highly respected citizen of Mankato, was strioken by paralysis. Medical aid was immediately summoned, and all waa done to restore him'that oonld be, but proved unavailing, aud he died. The actual expenses on acoount of the im peachment of Judge Cox paid by State Treasuror Kittleson to the "Jth are $28,274.52 or $3,27-1.52 in excess of the $25,000 ap propriated by the legislature. But the thing was not through at that date. W. 11. Churchill died on Friday evening at Stockton, Winona Co ,8ged about forty-three years. He had t: een suffering for a long time with coiieuror tioii, contracted in Libby prison, while ho was a member of Company K, First Minnesota regimont. Peter F. Shilock a Minneapolis boy, son of the late D. G. Shilock, has just passed the ex amination for "M. T." at the university of New York and ranked third in a class of 200. The warehouse of G. D. Post at the railroad track in Lake City burned Monday. The tire men promptly responded to the alarm, but could not prevent the destruction of the build iug. Tbe burned building contained M,000 bushels of wheat and a small quantity of other grain. The tire originated in or near the office, but in what way is not known. The total low amounts to over .$12,000. of which $8,000 is on tiie buid'ing, with an insurance of $5,000 thereon. The IOBS on contents is fully covered by insurance. As the west-bound train was starting from Detroit, Becker county, Steight, a brakeman, attempted to board the caboose, when his foot slipped and he fell under the car. His panta loons caught on the brake and he was dragged over eighty rols. His right leg was badly crushed and he sustained internal injuries, though bow severe tlieso may be could not be ascertained. Drs. Morton and Carman ampu tated the lfg between the knee and hip. He was sent to iiraioera. Oarnon Falls has jnst celebrated a resident'a 90th birth-day. Fergus Fails Sir Knights have organized a oommaudery, nnder dispensation, with the fol lowing officers: James Compton, eminent cemmander Thos. C. Shapleigh, generalissimo Christopher O. Wheeier, captain general M. E. Ciapp, prelate. At a meeting of trustees of Carleton college the president reporieJ that$20,17f5 instate pledges and available subscriptions had been received. It waa also decided 10 complete ladies' hall. This hail will equal anything at Oberlin or older colleges east. The structure is designed by A. M. Radcliff of St Paul, and will, whin completed, be the largest and most tasteful of college buildings. Judge Jones of Minneapolis was elccteil a memberof the board of trustees. The resignation of Messrs. Hall, Lc-onard and Vanderhurg was accepted. The college is reported in a prosperous condition, its list of students is larger than ever. The corporation of Seymour, Sabin A Co. is a thing of the past, and the concern now is Uie Northwestern Car Building and Manufacturing company, with a cash capital of $3,000,000. An inventory of property is being taken, and no work of any kind is turned out. Peace reigns in Marshall county. The co misaioners, snditor and treasurer met at War ren on the 27th and held a meeting, the first since April 29, when they took up their abode at Argyle. All is now returned to Warren, the county safe and books, and all the question settled for the present The auditor and treas urer are now settling when the tax books will bo open and business resumed again. Pattl's Views of Kluging. From the Cincinnati Commercial. When tho conversation drifted back to the Opera Festival Pattl spoke of the role of ABlrafiamente 177278 158501 74 C«il. .Tames George's Death at Rochester CoL James George died very suddenly at his home in Rochester, Minn., at '8:30 o'clock last Tuesday evening of rheumatism jf the hoart, dropping dead on the floor as be ™3 walking. At the time of his roith ho had i.ceu cc.nfined lohis room about ono week, 1 ut waa muoh bolter the day ho died, lie was preparing to retire for the night, when walking across the dining room floor ho fell forward, and wa« dead when reached. II's age wa about 68. Cob James George was born in Watertowu, Jefferson county, N\ Y., May 27, 1819, and was married to Miss Jl. M. Pierce at Hamilton, Butler county, 0.,iu 161'-', where they lived ten years and then moved to Coir,m s, O., where ho held various important offices. lie was a soldier in the Mexican war and was severely wounded. In 1854 I10 came to Minnesota. I11 May, IStfl, he organized company of the Second Minnesota volun teers, and went to Port Snclling, whore|he was elected Iieutonant ooloneL After tho first bat tle, of Mill Springs, he was promoted colonel. After tho first battle of .Ciiicamanga he was wounded again, having his horse snot un der him three times. in the "Magic Flute." She said that there were few voices now equal to that music, aud that it was a great error for the singers of tbe present to at tempt it. She said that she had learned it for her debnt iu opera, bnt owed ta her mother that she did not sing it. Her mother said: "Now, Adelina, if you want to keep ycur middle notes don't trj your upper notes too much if you do your voice will break down in the middle—in fact, drop out." Patti Biid she had alwuys remembered the advice, and she had never Eang within many a note as 1 igh as she could sing. She said: "I would not, like to stand before aa audience and be obliged to strain so hard to reach my notes that everybody is saying: "Oh! can she do itV" and when I am through, with a sigh of relief, say: "Well! yes, she did!"' She related thatN onco Christine Nilsson came to see her and that, to the one who was prima donna at the French Obera while she waa prima donna at the Italian Opera, Patti said: "Now, Christine, don't you ti' jour voice on tho high sotes of Astrafiamenic." Bat Nilsson sang the song aad said: "Now, see, I am not straining my voice at all," and to prove it she took Ihe song on a much higher key. Patti told her to look at her taoe and her throat and not try that again. Yet to show she had not strained her voica she took au even higher key, bnt her voice broke a little that time. Patti almost screamed at her to stop nud told her she was not sure but that had been a fatal song. 'Ihe Swedish nightingale went homo and for weeks the nightingale was silent both night and day. Juliet. Helena Fancit Martin, in Blackwood's Magazine. Women are deeply in debt to Shakespeare for all the lovely, noble things he has put into his women's hearts and mouths, but surely for nothing moro than for the words in which Juliet's reply is couched. Only one who knew of what a true women is oapa blo in frankness, in courage, aud Felf-surren vler when her heart is po^rsed by a uoble love, coqld have toched with such delicacy, such infinite charm of mingled reserve and artless frankness, tho avowal ot so fervent yet GO modest a love, the socret of which Some New Uoosnsphy. "Of what is the snrfaoe of the earth com posed?" "Of corner lot?, mighty poor roads, rail road tracks, base-ball grounds, orioket fields, and skating rinks." "What portion of the globe is water?" "About throe-fourths. Sometimes tMy add a little gin and nutmeg to it." "What is a town?" ''A town is a considerable collection of houses and inhabitants, with four or live men who 'ran the party' and lend money at 15 per cent, interest." "What is a oily?" "A city is an incorporated town, with mayor who believe* that tha TKOLBLIvSOME TYPES. Horn* Carious Bluuder* Made by Ut* "lalci Ugent" Compositor. The newspaper reider who thoroughly peruses his daily sheet frequently finds a ludicrous blunder of the types, perhaps in an editorial on "The Utterly Unknowable of the Hereafter," or in an obituary notice, which convulses him with laughter and en tirely destroyes the intended effect of the one aud the sober seriousness of the other. In most newspaper offices, whenever the paper itself is referred to, it is the cus tom to underscore tbe name and set it in "small caps." A Herald reporter in his report of a prayer meeting, quoted the word "herald" in a well known hymn. The proof reader, un derscored the word, and the quotation ap peared as follows: "Hark! the Herald an gels sing." The New York World's printing of the ward "shouts" in the repjrt of a political meeting was so ludicrously funny as to make the blunder famous. "Tha snouts of 10,000 democrats rent the air," said the leport. An advertisement, inquiring for "a two story house" was set up bv accident "Wanted—a two story louse." The unfor tunate "typo" got a lirge sized flea in his ear for the mistake. Cariosity exhibitors have searched in vain l'or the man whom the compositor stated had "appealed to tbe pGBtmuster-general with teirs in bis ears." Not long ago a western paper piinted, in a high-flown report of the dedication of a monument, "As he u'tered these noble sentiments, the toying winds that kissed his brow, gently curled the flag around him like a winding shirt." "Sheet" was the right word, but "i. c." set it up "shirt" to the disgust of the reporter and the speaker. An editor wrote of Conkliug, "The jove like grandeur of his brow," etc., but the type sticking tiend made him say, "The Joy street grandeur of his brow." One of. the city papers not long ago stated that "The president was greeted with tremend ous tears when be took his seat." Did it mean crocodile tears or "cheers." In the report of a Sunday school anniveisary a southern "typo" unfortunately read "order" in tbe following as "odor," and set it np so that i' read, "Perfect odor and decorum wa luuintained." A worthy prelate was 0 illeil by the Winnepeg Times, in an obituary, a "worthy pirate." A reverend gentleman who had lectured the niyht before upon "The Inliuence of Rome on tho Formation of Christianity" wanted to commit suicide or murder the next morning, he read in the paper that he had lectured upon "The In fluence of Bam on the Formation of Christianity." In reporting the sermon of Rev. Dr. Mellor before the Congregational Union, where the reverend gentleman spoke of "women clothed in sancity," by the unfortunate transposition of the "c" a Carditf paper printed the phrase, "woman clothed with e^antity." But the "i. c.:' does not always make the mistake some times. when the rer.orler is writing for life -andmeney—in tho wee hours of the morn ing, and is reminded at haif-minu',2 inter vals, by the night editor, "to rush that copy —going to close up," he often makes the most egregious blunders. One Chicago news-gatherer wrote: "The boy was quite dead no elforts could resuscitate him in the least." Another quill-driver, from the same town, reported: "Lucy lioberts, the child who was killed yesterday by a locomo tive r.t the round-house of the Chicago, Al ton &, St. Louis lailroad, died at 3 o'clock this morning from the effects of her in juries." Solidilied Stimulus. From the Sew York Hei aid. The many eople who frequently man rack Down Came Parson, Pnlpit and AIL Fr.im the London Telegraph. A singular accident befel a Scotch clergy man while preaching in a Nonconformist chapel at shepherd's busn recently. He had a vigorous style, and showed himself zealously fervent in driving home to fcis in terested hearer3 the solemn words and moral of his text. Hands aud eyes were both brought into play in enforcing the "winged words" oi tho portly preacher, and now and acain he would ltau his whole weight on the reading-stand pa/.ing intent ly into tbe faces of his auditors to deepen the imoression of his counsels. While he was once thus gazing tbe nudieuco were startled by seeing the reading-stand tofp'e over the platform, followed headlong ny the energetic preRcher himself. Many rushed to his assistance, bnt. although the fall waa one of about seven feet, the minis ter quickly regained his footing, and at once roturned to his placo at the restored reading stand. Before resuming the awk wardly interrupted discourse, however, the preacher remarked with a quaint "nawk iuess" which the congregation seemed to appreciate, that "those who leaned upon tho mnster would be better sustained than he had been while leaning upon the read ing stand of His servant. "AMsii Rate REASONABLE —A*l»— FURNISHED ON APPLICATION. First Clam Facilities for Job WeftF" Logal Advertisements Must bo PaM forwhen Affidavit Is Oven. raid is made by the police and pll are cap* cured. Find how many of them "dropped in to see about selling the poker mans horse." A county (flicer on a salary of $800 per year, purchased two horses for fCOO, a carriage for 100, a set of silver for $200, four silk dresses for bis wife at $60. each and played poker to the tune of $189, How much did he save out of his year's salary, and wnit is the county going to do about it?—Detroit Free Preea. BAuELT SATED. How a Drummer WHI Mistaken lor Anoth er MAD uud Came Nearly Keiug Hanged. Recently a sa^ looking drummer arrived in Little Kock. He had just made a tour of several of the northwestern countioa, t-nd, as he expressed it, had enough exper ience in one house toward the "shank" of bis trip to serve for years of adventnrou remiscences. "Several days ago," said the drummer to lo a party or acquaintances at the Capital Hotel, "I was riding along through the woods, wet, and weary and hungry. I bad hired a horse uta farm house, and waa accompanied by a colored boy on another horse, who was sent to take my torse back when I reached the railroad. Well, as I was aiding along through the country where the road was a mere path, and where tbe woods were so thick that they reminded me of a perpetual evening, I was suddenly confronted by two men who with leveled guns, told me to hold up my hands. I would like to have bad an explana tion, but my hands went up. Several other men advanced, two cf them searched me. They found a borrowed revolver a watch. They did not take the watch bat relieved me of the pistol." "What's the nigger doing with youone?" oi them asked. 1 replied that be nad been sent along to take my horse ba~k when I reached the railroad. "Yes when you reached tha railroad!" one of them said. I asked for an explana tion, but thev cursed me. I didn't know what to do, aud it didn't seem as if they desired me to do anything. They tied a rope around my neck "Let's swing hiin up here," said one fes tive young fellow whom I took to be in somewhat cf a hurry. Then thev began a debate. The colored boy was frightened out of his wits. Pretty soon they toid him to go back, and to take my horee with him. To this he readily assented, and in a minute more I wa-j on the ground. I begged for an (xplanation. One man sol emnly pointed to the rcpe I wore. Tellers,' remarked a thoughtful look ing man, 'we'd better take him over and see if he is the right man.' This motion seemed to pievail. They threw me onto a horse behind a little fellow, and 1 started off through the woods. It seemed to me that we had traveled an age, when we reach ed a clearing, in the center of which stood a small house. Several men were gathered ia the y.jrd, and I noticed excited women moving around. Our arrival was greeted with a loud shout. 'Where's AbramV" asked the thoughtful man of our party when we reached the gate. 'Abram would be out in a few min utes.' He camei'f.u old man with grey hair and a hickory shiit. "'We've got him, Uiscle Abe,' said the man who had proposed to bang me,'and we're only waitin' for the word. The old man regarded me for a moment, and then said, 'Boys, he ain't the man- Turn him loose.' "The rope was takeu from my neok. 'What was I seized for?' I asked of Abram. 0 mat "That Everlasting Smile." In drawing those ohara?tero which amuse had been so strangely stolen from her. As readers, Dickons seems to have le'ied as tho whole soene is the noblest preau to love ever written, so is what Juliet now says supreme in subtlety of feeling and expres sion, where nil is beautiful Watch all the fluctuations of emotion which provade it and you will understand what a task is laid up on the actrcsa to interpret them, not in voice and tone only, important as these are, but also iu manner and in action. The generous frankness of the giving, the timid drawing back, fearful of having given too much unsought tho perplexity of tho whole, ail summed up iu that sweet entreaty for pardon with which it closea. muoh on his eyes as on his imagination. One familiar with his works says, again ana g*in, as he meets with some odd person, "lie seems as if he had just stepped out of one of Dicken's books!" Few readers of "Christmas Carols" have failed to laugh at that photographic epithet. In came Mrs. Fezzvig. tial entile." one rast. *uhsUtn- "How pat!" they have com mented "why, I've seen just snch a smile." Dickens painted what he had seen. An anecdote- a true story—which comes to us from the Berkshire Hills of Massachu setts, brings out ono of those smiles. Mrs. Stone formerly had a servant whose beaming, happy face wis a delight and a benediction. She married a good fellow, went west, and after a few years, died. The husband, knowing- the interest feJtin her by her former mistress, wrote to inform her of his wife's death and of his great loss. He spoke of her pleasant ways, of how much sho had been to him, and said, "Now that she has gone, that everlasting smile of hers will haunt me till I die." Some Sew Arithmetic, a whole world shakos when ha happen* Qrosswalkf" to fall fiat on a A merchant bought four barrels of ragar ?6Ten barrels of molasses and two barrels of moal. Find what per oent. oi beans he mixed with his eoffje. Among the players in a poker room ure thiee nieu-fcimta, two alderman, four clerks, twe lawyers, one butohar and one grocer. A 'Wall, you see,' he said, 'a feller came along here this momin' an' tried to steal my dog. You ain't the man. You can go.' 1 turned and walked away. 1 had gone about two miles when a man on a horse rveitook mo. "The old man must see yon,' he said 'hurry back.' I 'trudged' back to the farm house. The old man was at the gate. 'What do you wont?' I asked: 'I wanted to say, young feiler, that it wonld be a good idea for y»u never to steal dog.' Then I walked ten "miles to the railroad. I have thought the matter over since, and blamed if I intend to steal a dog.— Arkansas State Gazette^ a. drop ot something to make thorn feel right when they are too cold or too hot, or too wet or too dry, or something, will re joice to hear that foreign chemists have discovered how to solidify wine and spirits. Hereafter a man should be able to carry some crumbs of the precious stuff in his vest poe'eet instead of going about with a cork protruding from a pocket of his coat, and instead of his inviting his boon com panions to the nearest bar, he can offer them a bracer from a neat box no larger than a cigar case. Better yet, it is said that in the process of solidfica tion the liquor loses its smell, so no after refreshing himself need bis brain for plausible expla nations to make his wife about the aro ma of cloves or coffee that he exhales. Under the new and solid dispensation, the corkscrew wi'l not, as herc-tcfore. be the most important portion of a traveler's bag gage, und even in Boston the wayfaring man will be able to stimulate in full sight without bein? arrested. When election day is about due, a candidate will not ne-ni o keep "optu house at every rum shop his district he need only cirry a pocketful of neat little boxes of solidified patriotic inspiration and distribute them freely. And yet it would be just like assembly men coming down to New York after a week at Albany to prefer the old way to the new, for it takes something at least as big as a quart bottle to seem worth touching by a politician. What can be Seen With a Small Tele** cope. From Harper's Magazine for Maroh. The curiosity to see the heavenly bodies, through great telescopes is so wide spread that we are apt to forget how much can be seen and done with small ones. The faot is that a large proportion of the astronomi cal observations of past time have been made with what we Ehould now regard as very small instruments, and a good deal of the solid astronomical work of the present time is done with meridion circles, the ap pertures of which ordinarily ranee from four to eight inche?. One of the most con spicuous examples in recent times of how a moderate-sized instrument may be utilized is afforded by the discovery cf double stars made by 8. W. Burnhaai, of Chicago. Provided with a little six-inch telescope,pro cured at his own expense from the Messrs. Olark, he has discovered double stars, so difficult that they had es caped the scrutiny ef Maedler and the Struves, and gained for himself one of the highest positions among the astronomers of the day engaged in the observations of these objects. It was with this little instrument that on Mount Hamilton, Cil.—the site of the future great Lick ObservHtory—he dis covers forty-eight new double stars whioh had remained unnoticed by all previous ob servers. First -among the objects which shows beautifully through moderate instruments stands the moon. Peoplo who want to see the moon at an observatory generally make the mistake of locking when the rncou is full, and asking i see it through tbe largest telescope. Nothing can then I e made out but a brilliant blaze of light, mottled •with dark spots, and crossed by irregular bright lines. The best time to view the moon is near or before the first qunr:er, or when she is from tbree to eight days old. The last quarter is, of cource equally favorable, so far as seeing is concerned, only we must be up after midnight to see her in that posi tion. Seen through a three or four inch telescope, a day or two before the first quarter, about half au hour after sunset, and with a magnifying power between 50 and 100, the moon is one of tne most beau tiful objects iu the heavens. Twilight softens her radiance so that the eyes is not dazzled, us it will bo when the sky is entire ly dark. The general aspect she then pre sents Is that of a hemisphere of beautiful chased silver carved out in curious round patterns with a more than human skill. If, however, one wishes to see the minute de tails of the lunar surface, in which many of our astronomers are now so deeply in terested, he must use a higher magnifying power. The general beautiful effeot is then lessened, but more details are seen. Still, it is hardly necessary to seek for a very large telescope for any investigation of the lunar suifaoe. I very much doubt whetuer any ono has ever seen anything on the moon which could not be made out in a clear, steady uhao^phere with a six-inch telescope of the first class. White Rock Peak, of Buffalo Mountain, !n Tennesee, which recently fell with a terriflo crash, was about 15,000 feet high, and almost a perpendicular cliff. It w s composed of white sandstone. Peop e who witnessed the fall described the soene as awful iu its character. It looked as if the entire mass of tho mountain was fail ing. Rocks as large as houses were hurled into the valley with a terrible force. Trees were uprooted and cut ilo^vn as if they were mere brittle hairs. With a force that made tho ground shake tbe avalanche came down the mountin i dairying every thing that stood in iu course for the dis tance of a mile. The catastrophe is attrib uted to the action of the water, which, fill ing tho -cvioes and ir^tzmg year after year, finally split tha peak ixom tksaaf* at tha mountain.