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Iaaued Every Thursday at Morris, Stevens Co., Minnesota. RANDALL & BODEEN, PUBLISHERS. Oflcial Paper of Filiate nl Coutj. Terms: 12.00 per Year In Advano«. NEWS OF THIS DAY. News from ll 'tshiiirjton. It is certain that Mr. Hell, assistant secre tary of the interior, is to retire. It has caused surprise that he should not remain in the in terior department, for in addition to being an efficient officer who had been long in service, he had what must be considered the advan tage. under this administration, of being a pronounced stalwart and active orator for Grant in New York campaigns. It is said the position lias been tendered to Mr. Joslyn nt Illinois. In connection with certain ini)ortantcliang e- in several departments since President Ar tluir's adiuinsiration began it is said that i lie heads ot'depaitments have more linre -irieted powers in their ottiees than they had t.r many previous adminstrations. The president turns a ileal' ear to the influence which subordinate department otlicerss enlist in their support and takes the wish of the ad of a department as final. Mr. Jocelyn. who succeeded Mr. Hell as .u-iistant secretary of the interior, is a resi dent of Aurora, in northern Illinois, lie is an ex-member of the Illinois legislature, is an old personal friend of Secretary Tell*, r, their friendship running back many years, to the time when Mr. Teller himself was a resident of Northern Illinois. Mr. Jocelyn is also one of Senator Logan's most ardent friends and supporters. The house elections committee decided to adjourn till the next session of congress, and will make no further reports in contested election cases till that time. It is stated on the best authority that when the reports are submitted they will create quite a ripple, ami some of the contestants will be sadly disappointed in their efforts to secure seats nn the rtoor of the house. Mr. Washburn has taken the initiative in a movement to secure a thorough inveMtisa tion into the responsibility for the loss o the Jeannette and the le Long party. The Minneapolis brother of the ill-fated Collins who was lost, is the instigator of the inves tigation. The president has received the supplemen tal petition, bearing i»,000 signatures, from the Garfield club. New York city, asking the pardon of Sergeant Mason, together with '•everal other petitions. Representative Strait, of Minnesota, lias instructions from the committee on public 'ands to "otier tor passage, under the Pound .'.lie, the bill to grant additional rights to homestead settlers on bublie lands in rail ~ad limits. There are -,400 applications for appoint ment to office, on tile ir the interior depart ment. ft has been decided n„. relieve Col. I .a •^alle as commandant at West Point. News of the Hailrottds. A Washington special to the Times says: 11 is charged to-day that a new sensation is brewing, involving the Northern Pacific lob by which lias been here Cor ome time. There has been a good deal of gossip to-day, owing (. the fact that one or two lobbyists have found out that the Northern Pacific lobby has spent a good deal of money here to secure the favors shown it at the hands ot i he house judieary committee. Tlw formal opening ot ti.e hippewa alley A, Superior road is announced. The t.jllowing are the stations between Wabasha mid Eau Claire: Wabasha, Reed's Siding, P.eeiJSlough, Durand, Red Cedar Junction, Meridian, Car}', Porterville, Shawtown, Eau 'iaire. The earnings oi the Chicago. Milwaukee St. Paul railway for the third week ot 1 ily were $337,000, an increase of $12,520. The Canadian Pacific jx-ople propose to embellish Montreal with a SI .000 depot. Record of Vires and Casualties. Thomas O'l.eary, Timothy Breen and William (lilligaii, field hands, took refuge under a chen-y tree in West Roxbury, Mass., during a thunder storm. Lightning struck the tree, killed U'Leaiy and Breen and knocked Gilligan sensele-s. Charles A. lfps?e, formerly of Iowa, was crushed to death in Bassett's saw mill at Minneapolis, on Thursday last. On the ••ame day William 11. Bamum was run over by the cars and killed. At Pahuerston, Ont.. Fennimore fc Mc Kinley's flouring mill was burned. Loss, 20,000 insurance. $10,000. Eleven deaths by lockjaw from the toy pistol have occurred at Rock Island ani Davenport. Crimea and Criminals. Richmond, Ind., special: Charles E. Potts, a druggist of Cincinnati, was attacked nthe street by Dr. C. Kersey, who fired i liree shots at Potts, and then retreated. Potts responded, but his shots failed to hit Kersey. Two of Kersey's balls struck IV t.ts oil the ankle atid one iif the groin. The lat ter made a serious wound. Kersey in his flight met Potts' brother and struck him on lie head with his revolver. He afterwards kicked Potts, whom he encountered. The trouble between the parties was caused by a quarrel over the occupancy of Potts' house by Kersey. Kersey was 'arrested but re leased on bail. Deadwood Special. Considerable excite ment in lower counties over the killing on Monday night of two cow boys, one named Diamond and the other unknown. One re port says that they had been stealing horsr s and were overtaken by Deputy Marshal Westfall and posse near Hayward. when, re sistance being offered, both were shot down. Another report denies that they were horse thieves or had done anything wrong. There is much indignation in certain quarters and an investigation will Reordered. A special says that WiHard's failure and flight from his bank in Jonesboro, III., grows hourly a more desperate affai:. It looks as though the shortage will be§200, 000. Willard's whereabouts are kept very secret. The general opinion is that he lost nothing by speculation,|but that it is out and out robbery. Some suspicion is directed against his family on account of acts of doubtful propriety done since the disappear ance. Charles Kelly, cook on the raft steamer Silver Wave, was assaulted by five roughs at Muscatine, la., when he drew a revolver and shot one through the breast, inflicting a fatal wound. Then he knocked another down and kicked his face out of recognition, when the remaining three took to their heels. Kelly wss arrested for murder but will prol ably be discharged. Mrs. Maud Parish, the wife of a frescoe painter of New York, lias developed into a kleptomaniac of the first class, and having added arson to her 'accomplishments, she managed to break into jail despite her po sition. John O'Neil, guard in the military prison at the fort, at Leavenworth, Kas., shot. Pro vost Sergeant John Henry through the head. There is no explanation of the murder, O'Neil refusing to discuss it. At Lincoln, Neb., Wni.H. Reed shot and killed his wife at the residence of his son-in law, where she had escaped from him. Do mestic trouble was the cause of the tragedy. Provost Sergeant John Henry of the mili tary prison at Fort Leavenworth was shot through the heart by John O'Neil, a guard. Miscellaneous News Notes. The immigration agent of the Canadian government stationed at Dnluth, W. C. B. Graham, states that 'lie immigration to Manitoba this season is at least three times as large as it has been in any one previous season for a period of ten years. Up to the present time over 5,000 have registered at the Dulntli agency alone. Mr. Graham is very confidant that 50,000 immigrants will go into Minnesota this year, and if the present rate of immigration keeps up while tine weather laats, that number even will be largely exceeded. I'he government is building a new signal station on Pike's Peak in Colorado, which is 14,147 feet above the sea level, the highest station in the world where observations are made the year round. The building is of stotuv The sand for building has to be packet! on bronchos from the timber line ii.OOO teet below the peak. The cement and lumber has to be (nicked from Manitou. The water used has to he packed from 1,000 leet. below the *unuui(. Hen. Grant sides with England in the present eastern controversy. He says #iat the people of Egypt are ten times worse oft than the negroes ol the south, and he be lieves that an English protectorate would help to develop the resources of the country aud improve the condition of the people. The Albany (N. Y.) lumber dealers have unanimovsly agreed that on and alter the 1st )f August the prices of shelving and alt grades above be advanced $2 p«r 1,000, and on lumber below the grade of shelving $1 per 1,000. This applies to Michigan and Canada pine. The steamer Ononko lelt- Chicago las week for Buffalo with a cargo of 108,000 bushels of corn. This is said to be the largest cargo that ever left Chicago. Rev. R. N. WilloughbvofBranpton, Can., has been acquitted on the charge of kissing a pretty sister against her will. The United States survey office, which was established in Detroit., Mich., in 1841, will be discontinued in a few days. A granddaughter of Martin Van Buren is now chambermaid at Rockawav Beach, X. Y. Last Monday was this far the hottest day of the season all over the state. The New Jersey army worms are being successfully fought with tire. Prairie chickens are said to be numerous thus vear. Personal and Itmtersonal. Miss Emily McTavisb, of Baltimore, a grand-daughter of Gen Wintield Scott and a prominent lady, entered a convent last May, has been invested with the nun's habit under the name of Sister Mary Agnes. The lady is exceedingly handsome, finely edu cated and has a private fortune of $500,000. Robert and Stephen A., sons of the late Stephen A. Douglas, have brought suit against the University of Chicago to recover lands left by their father to that institution, they alleging that the conditions of the be quest have not been complied with. Col. Comins, of Winnemucca, Nev., has given to the trustees of Middlebury college a deed to the Ross Creek silver mine, valued at $30,000, on condition that the proceeds be used in building the Coniins hall of science. Schwatka, the Arctic explorer,lies ill with malarial fever at the Providence hospital in Washington, and pines for the balmy breezes of the frozen zone, where Washing tou^malaria is unknown. Lewis Richmond of Rhode Island will suc ceed the late Minister Marsh at Rome, who had held the position with high honor to his country for fifteen years. Secretary Teller will, it is said, soon after the adjournment of congress, leave Wash ington for his Colorado home, to be absent about a month or more. (ten. Godfrey Weitzel was given a compli mentary banquet on the occasion of his leaving Detroit. From Foreffrn Lands. Two of the terrors of war, pestilence and famine, are now running riot in Cairo. Eighty thousand people are said to be in state of suffering in that city alone. The English are hurrying forward the troops,and the queen has called ont the reserves, while the army of occupation is taking the offen sive before Arabi's entrenchments near Ram leh. The fieet is co-operating with the land forces, and whether any of the alleged allies participate or not the factious opposition to what little authority there is in Egypt will be promptly put down. This end can not be accomplished too quickly. The whole of the American colony in Rome and many distinguished guests, paid tribute to Marsh, the dead minister, by at tending his funeral and laying floral offer ings on the bier. Mrs. Marsh will continue to live in Italy, where she is highly respect ed. I.ord Charles Beresford states, that with out the assistance of the American marines he would have been unable to discharge the numerous duties of suppressing lircs and preventing looting, burying the dead and cleaning he streets of Alexandria. O lie of the alleged assassins of Lord Fred erick Cavendish has been arrested in Pruerto Cabello. He gives the names of his ac complices. He has been sent to Caracus. The qneen has given permisston to the duke of Teck to accompany Sir Garnet Wol seley on his Egyptian expedition as a mem ber of his staff. Admiral Seymour has proclaimed Arabi to be a rebel and Arabi protests that he is a patriot. Political Points. In transmitting the attorney general' opinion on political assessments to subor dinates in the treasury. Secretary Folger says: "Every man who believes in the soundness of the principles oftlie Republi can party will pay what he can, inst as he would a church contribution. If lie ^doesn't want to pay, he need fear no government molestation." The democratic district committee have met and issued a call for the Fourth district congressional convention to be held at Min neapolis, Aug. 24. There will be r.ne dele gate for each caunty at large, and one for each 100 democratic votes cast at the presi dential election of 1880. The democrats of the Second (Ind.) dis trict nominated Hon. Thos. R. Cobb for congress. A Bloodless Dncl In Virginia. Capt. Jno. S. Wise, readjuster candidate for congressman at large, and Jn®. Crockett, commonwealth attorney of Wythe county, Va., came to Christianling,Va., on an early train Tuesday morning and fought a duel near there with pistols. First Round—Both fired at the word with out effect. Second Round—Crockett's pistol went off prematurely. After reloading the weapon both combatants were placed in position for another exchange of shots Wise's pistol missed fire and Crockett's fire was again harmless,Crockett the challenging party, ex pressed himself satisfied and the fight ter minated. The meeting had its origin in a )ersonal renconoitre which took place Mon day, the 17th inst., at Marion, when Capt. Wise met Crockett and interrogated him about certain language which was attributed to Wise. Crockett acknowledged that he made the statement, and said it was time. Wise denounced it as false and struck Crockett. Before the latter could resent the blow outsiders interfered, and both were ar rested and fined for a breach ol the peace. This caused the subsequent correspondence which resulted in a duel. No arrests. When the young man stepped up to the soda fountain engineer witli his country cousin, he said he would take the usual thing, giving the engineer a peculiar wink. You can b'et the engin eer dazed when the country girl said: I"Well, that's good 'nougli for me I'll take the same," and gave the engineer the same peculiar wink. ITT A' Wlitaiou THE EGYPTIAN WAR. British IuteiitloiiH Stated by Glad stone—Iiettrr IVoiu Arab! to Glad stone—Progress of the War. In the British house of commons in moving vote of credit, Gladstone stated the expedition to Ejjypt would consist of 2,400 cavalry, 13,400 iu fantry, 1,700 artillery and 3,700 garrison ar tillery, and that commissariat reserve of ,100 men would sail later on. He de scribed the state of Egypt, the lawlessness »f the military and riot and violence of the (eople. He said tlit* recent conduct of the Egyptian leaders was opposed to the first impulses of humanity. There was not the smallest shred of evidence to support the contention that the military party was the popular party. The government liad no de sire to intefere with the legitimate authority of the sultan. The government, had ob tained the moral assent of Europe to the policy they were pui'suing. There was a universal recognition that the cause had arisen wherein the inteiests of humanity force should be employed to suppress the dictatorship, b'raiu e was ready to act wfth England to guarantee the freedom of the can al, but the government had no reason tosup jiose that she would go further. In reply to those who argued that a sufficient force should have been sent to prevent the ilssor ders following the bombarding, Gladstone said the landing of a sufficient force could not be made decently to ohere with, the statement that a tieet was otl Alexandria for the purpose of defending Eu ropean interests, aud the landing of a force would have been grossly disloyal to the voice of Europe and the confeience. Whether England went to Egypt alone or in partnership she would not go for selfish ob jects. England's policy would be to sup press tyranny in favor of law and freedom, ami the government cherished hope that they might yet give to the pence-loving, la borous people of Egypt less military glory, perhaps, but more happiness even than she possessed when in a far-off and forgotten time she was the wonder of the ancient world. THE CROPS. Comprehensive Reports IVom Minne sota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Dakota. MILWAUKEE, July 27.—Trusty corre spondents in the territory drained by the Chi cago, Milwaukee &. St. Paul railway system, write from 293 points respecting the grain outlook. The burden of these reports is large wheat yield, half a crop ol corn, and the largest oat crop ever known. In nearly all parts of Minnesota the weather has stopped ped the rust which appeared in a few conn ties, and a fine crop is insured. The Hes sian fly appeared, only to vanish promptly Winter grain is being harvested and spring wheat will be ont in about ten days. In some parts of the state, notably in the north, corn will be a total failure, except tbi the fodder weeds, fostered by wet, cold weather, having choked the com. The crop will be about one-third the average. All parts ot the state promise an enormens yield of oats and an excellent crop of rye. In Iowa, harvesting is more forward, and corn is improving very rapidly. Otherwise, the condition of crops in the two states i nearly identical. Chinch bugs have appeared, but too late to do damage. About three fourths of a crop ofcofnis expected, and fine weather for three or four weeks may .secure it from frost and make the yield consider ably larger. There is not an unfavorable feature in the oat crop, which wilf be enor mous all over the state. In Wisconsin the wheat crop is the best for many years. Some of it has ripened too much, and there is some rust, but these are incidental, not general defects. Harvest will soon be under way all over the state Nearly all grain is well headed. Com will be about a half'crop. The low lands have been too wet. Oats will be the heaviest crop in the history of the state. Rye will be a good yield, but. develops slowly. Barley ditto. Northern Illinois presents no differ ent features from the other states. Wheat in Dakota is a magnificent crop. Corn is de veloping rapidly, though generally back ward. Oats very heavy. The Assassin of* Cavendish. The New York Herald's St. Thomas dis patch says: The assassin of Lord Frederick Cavendish, who was arrested at Puerto, Ca belle, Venezuela, gives his name as Wm. Westgate. He was arrested the 16tli inst. on his own confession. He skipped on May 8 under the name ofO'Bryon, on the Brit ish bark Gladstone from Swansea to Tuca cas. He says he left Dublin on the night of the 0th of May by steamer to Swansea. The names of three of his accomplices and other details oftlie murder, were taken by deposi tion before the Britisii consul. He says he was employed by O'Connor and other influ ential persons. Parties who have seen the man give credence to his confession. In ap pearance he is tall and slender. He says the pi ice of the deed was £20 to each of the assassins, lie said that £20 pounds was worth more to an Irishman than an English man's life. It is believed that the Venezuela government will surrender him, although there is no extradition treaty. Death of Minister Marsh. Geo. P. Marsh, American minister to Italy died suddenly at Vallembrosa on Mon day last. The Italian government expressed its deep sympathy with the widow and tele graphed to Washington an expression ol the sympathy of the Italian nation. Mr. Marsh was born at Woodstock, Vt., in 1801. He was graduated at Dartmouth college in 1820, removed to Burlington, where he was admitted to the bar ami practiced law. In lKi5 he was elected member of the su preme executive council of Vermont, and in 1812 became representative in congress, re taining his seat until 1849, when he was ap pointed by President Taylor as minister res ident at Constantinople, retaining that posi-~ tioii for four years. In 1852 he was sent on a special mission to Greece. In 1861 he was appointed minister to Italy, which position he held continuously up to the time of his death. Mr. Marsh was one of the oldest and most respected diplomatic representatives of this country, and was well and widely known both in this country and abroad for hi* liter ary works, especially translations. Mr. Benjamin P. Cheney of Boston, is the gentleman who offers the statute of Webster for the State House Park in Concord, N. H. It is stated that steamers will soon be ready to run fitom New Orleans to European ports direct, Which wiH give th4 Northwest S mv foreign outlet. VOLUME VI. MORRIS. STEVENS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1882. as: Arabi Pasha wrote the following letter to Gladstone a few days before the bombard ment, but Gladstone did not receive it till after the bombardment: The koran commands us to resist if war is waged against us. Hence England may rest assured that the first gun she tires in Egypt will absolve Egyptians from all treaties. The control will cease, the property of Europeans will be confiscated, the canals will be di3 troved, and Jehad will be preached in Syria, Arabia and India. The first blow with which England strikes Egypt will cause blood to flow through Asia and Africa. The respon sibility for this will be on the head of Eng land. Egypt is still ready to be fast friends with England and keep her road to India, but she must keep within the limits of her jurisdiction. Finally, England may rest as sured we are determined to die for our coun try. De Lesseps has telegraphed that Arabi Pasha has declared his intention to respect the neutrality of the Suez canal. Commander Batehelder of the United Stete? steamer Galena says seven of his offi cers were on shore at the time of the riot, but all escaped without insult or serious molestation. Batehelder, speaking of Arabi Pasliu and his support, says: 1 find that the idea so persistently enforced by the English press that only the military side is with Arabi Pasha is generally enter tained here. 1 have it fi om persons of po sition who hava an excellent opportunity of forming a correct estimate, that nine-tenths of the native population of Alexandria are heart and band with him' 1W CONliliKSSIONAL MOM DAY, JULY 24. SENATE.—The revenue bill was taken UPT and Mahone's amendment to reduce the tax on tobacco to eight centa a pound was voted down -18 to 38. The clause in rela tion to rebate was then taken up aud adopt ed after a lengthy debate, at the conclusion of which the senate adjourned. HOUSE.—The minority report of the judi ciary committee on the Northern Pacific land grant was presented. Mr. Knott in duced a bill declaring forfeited to the Cnited States certaiu landa granted the Northern Pacific company and remaining npatented July 1, 1882, with a joint reso lution reouesting the president to see that no patent be issued to tliat company lor any iands remaining unpatented July 1, 1882, or until congress shall have acted upon this bill. The special order of business was in rela on to the District of Columbia, but legisla tion was effectively blocked by the|persist ency with which Representatives Bay lie of Pennsylvania and Cox of New York opposed the passage of any bills unless an amend ment was agreed to repealing the tax of $200 on commercial agents. The chairman of the district committee would not entertain such a proposition although it was demon strated that the tax was unjust and should not be imposed upon persons who had al ready paid tax in another part of the coun try for carrying on their business. As fast bills were presented relating to district in terests a motion would prevail to lay them iside and in every case the motion pre vailed TUESDAY, JULY 23. SENATE.—The day was nearly all devoted to the revenue bill, 011 which, however, 110 important action was taken. The debate was confined to the sugar section of the bill, and Mr. Sherman's amendment providing for the use of the polariscope in testing sugar was defeated alter a lengthy argument. Senator Hale gave notice that he would antagonize the tax bill with the nfival appropriation bill and would insist upon its consideration. The president sent to the senate the fol lowing nominations: Paul Mange, Iowa, consul of the United States at St. Stephens, N. B. W. H. H. Flick, attorney of the United States for the district of West Virginia Edward P. Allen, Mich., agent for the Indians of Mackinac agency, Michigan. HOUSE.—The bill allowing a drawback 011 material used in shipbuilding was recom mitted to the ways and means committee Another conference report was made on the iver and harbor bill, which the house re fused to receive. Mr. Miller of Pennsylvania received rec ognition for a question of privilege growing out of the recent stricture upon him Dy Sen ator Butler of South Carolina. He sent to the clerk's desk and had read a copy of the record containing Mr. Buttler's remarks., Mr. Miller had read his speech, which pro voked the reply from Senator Butler, to gether with ccrtain documentary evidence relating to the Hamburg massacre. WEDNESDAY, JULY 26. SENATE.—After a long discussion, the na val appropriation bill was taken up in pre ference to the revenue bill. A long debate ensued upon the legislative provisions ol the bill, which went over without action. The tax bill was quietly buried, Messrs Hale, Ingalls, Plumb, Hoar, McDill and Kellogg voting with the Democrats to take up the naval bill. Although Mr. Morrill piteously appealed to his associates to stand by him and pass the measure, the young bloods of the senate were too anxious to gtt away to the seaside, and Mr. Morrill's re marks were in the nature of a funeral ser mon. The senate confirmed Merritt L. Jocelyn, Illinois, assistant secretary oftlie interior John R. Bryerly, California, collector of customs at Wilmington, California Lewis Richmond, Rhode Island,secretary of legation and consul general of the United States at Rome George M. Sabin, United States dis trict judge of Nevada. The following nominations were received from the president: J. M. Hinds, Alabama, marshal, United States, northern district of Alabama. Harrison Allen, Pennsylvania, marshal. United States, for the territory ot Dakota. HOUSE.—The vole by which the house re fused to agree to the conference report 011 the river and harbor bill, Tuesday, was reconsidered and the report agreed to. The bill pas-ed creating the Oregon Short Line Railroad company. The river and harbor bill appropriates the enormous sum of $18, 743,875. THURSDAY, JULY 27. SENATE.—Mr. Williams offered an amend ment to the sundry civil bill relative to the compensation to he allowed to Chas. H. Reed, for his services in the defence of Char les J. Gniteau, limiting said compensation to$5,000. Referred. Mr. Cameron's inotioH to recommit the naval appropriation bill with certain instructions was taken up, de bated, and finally defeated—yeas 29, nays 34. The senate confirmed the appointment of Jas. Riley Weaver, West Virginia, secretary of legation and consul general of the United,. States at Vienna John T. Robesoii, Tinned see, consul of the United States at Beirut. HorsE.—Several bills of minor import ance were passed. The bill granting right of way to the St. Louis & San Francisco railway company through the lands of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations was called •in. discussed at length and passed. The committee 011 conference on the Japanese indemnity bill reported disagreement, and further conference was ordered. The chairman of the committee on foreign affairs reported that the committee was in possession of all the information 011 the subject of Rear Admiral Nicholson's threat to fire on Alexandria, and at his re quest the documents containing said iufor: mation were ordere printed. An ineffectu al effort was made by Mr. McKenzieof Ken tucky, to secure the passage of a bill for a public building at Owensboro, Ky. KRIPAT, JULY 28. SENATE.—A11 amendment, to the naval bill dividing surgeons on the active list into three classes w*s decided by the chair to be ont of order, involving gctieral legislation, and 011 an appeal the chair Was sustained— 2!) to 21. Under this decision several other amendnien's were ruled out.. HULSK.—To-«Jay was private bill day in the house, and among those on the speak-, er's table which were passed by the senate was one to retire Gen. Grant. It was feared that this might be reached and a wrangle precipitated. After a consultation by the leaders of the republican side, it was de termined to avoid such an event by an ear ly adjournment until Monday, although some of the more earnest workers rebelled, this plan was carried out. Before adjourn ment, a resolution was adopted, providing for an extension of the appropriation for the expenses oftlie government for the pres ent fiscal year until August. Reniiniseiices oi Wcbdteri A writer in the-Providence Journal re lates the following anecdote of Mr. Web ster's reply to Hayne, which was told him by Mr. John Whipple. "He was engaged in arguing a case before the su preme court while Mr. Webster was speaking, and did not hear him. He said when he waked up in the morning he found the whole city in a perfct furor about Mr. Webster's great triumph, and when lie took up the National Intelli gencer and read the report oftlie speech, he said to Mr. Webster: "It seems to me I have heard all this before some where." "To be sure you have," said Mr. Webster "don't you recollect the long walk we took together on the island of Newport, last June, while attending the circuit court?" and then Mr. Whip ple said that during the walk Mr. Web ster put to him every possible case of conflict between a state and the federal government. That speech, which gain ed for him justly the title of Defender of the Constitution was all excogitated be forehand, not only the argument, but those immortal gems of eloquence, those paragraphs winch like diamonds have set it oil, as equal to the mightiest effort that Demosthenes himself ever made. Who believes, or can be made to believe that the inimitable retort to the taunt of lieneral' Ilayne, beginning "Matches and Overmatches," was the work of a moment, or that other immortal para graph, which will endure as long as Bunker Hill and the commonwealth of his adoption endure, which begins Mr. President, I shall enter 011110encomium uuon Massachusetts." How the Greeks Welcome, the Birth of a Sou. An American at Petras. I am sitting 011 the little wooden bal cony of my room in Kerioa Chromopu los's house, in the Greek town of Petras. I take my breakfast 011 my balcony. It is supplied from the coffee-house. Panagi, Kerios Chromopulos's servant, who waits on me, is now bringing it in 011 a little brass tray the coffee in a bra zen pot, with a handle two feet long. On the tray there is also a glass of ice-cold water, cup and saucer of a very trans parent china, and one little ring-shaped combination of bun and crackers. This is all my breakfast, and, with the excep tion of three or lour complementary cof fees, which I may expect to drink down in the Platea, I shall have nothing else until dinner, at undday. Panagi puts the tray carefully on a chair by my side, and then Sivs: "KaliemaraEtfen di." I reply: "Good-day, Panagi," and look at liim"anxiously, for 1 expect im portant news this "morning. From a thousand circumstances I know that an interesting event has been expected tc take place in my host's family. From ten thousand noises during the past night, I know that this event has taken place. 1 shall know now if I am to rush at Keri os (Tiromopulos when I see him this morning, seize his band, and say: "J\Ta su zese/' may it live to you,) and utter what enthusiastic congratulations I can put into Greek, or—terrible alternative— keep out of his way as much as I can, and when I do run against him put a touch of condolence 111 my salutatioh, say in consolation "O Theos teen estelle," (God sent it) and delicatelv hint better luck next time The vital question at this moment is: boy or girl? It 3 all light I can see it in Panagi's face. A calm expression of triumph, as if to say we know how to manage matters, is what I read there. He wm not speak, evidently enjoying my suspense. I can stand 110 longer this uncertainty. "Well, what is it, Panagi?" "A very line boy, Elfendi," and then I 1 get an overwhelming flood of Greek, tending lo prove that this new subject of King George's is endowed with all attri butes of Apollo and Hercules combined. Panagi, though'a servant, is first, cousin to Chroniopulos, and enters warmly into all that effects the family interest. And now you will probably ask: Why this great difference between the fexes? Why should a boy or girl be a vital ques tion? The same difference as between a merchant's bills payable and bills receivable. A girl for Kerios Chromopuls would have been a bill payable at eighteen years' date, the amount expending should (.Tiromop ulos improve in his position and wealth Every girl in Greece gets married. No girl can get married without a dow ry, and the father must provide it. A boy brings into the family treasury. A "irl is so much loss. Should the father die before the girls are married, 011 the sons devolve the duty of providing dow ries for tjie sisters. Until his sisters are married the son cannot take unto him self a wife, unless lie defies the custom of his forefathers for ages. But I see Chroniopulos coming out of his door to go on the Platea to receive ongratulations. He sees me on the bal 011 v and puts his hand to his heart in an sweriug salutation to the wave of my hand. He will expect me to follow' him and (lo the proper thing. So I throw away my post breakfast cigarette, put on mv white sun-helmet, and go on the pla tea toward the table at which I see Chro niopulos has seated himself. I have made my speech with appropri ate enthusiasm to" Cnromopolns on the happy event. 'I here are now about dozen of us, making a ring round the ta ble, drinking the coffee Chroniopulos has ordered for all. •'Proved to a Dot" The ability of the average understand ing to follow Mr. Emerson through one of his lectures, and tell afterwards what the real gist of it was, suggests comparison with the old lady's accuracy who undertook to repeat a notable re cipe for cooking "coon." After a nute description oftlie method of dress ing, the seasoning, etc., to make one's mouth water, her conclusion was, "And then—and then— you bile it or bake it 1 forget which." B. P. tthillaber, writ ing to the Hartford (Ct.) Post, tells how a business man reported Emerson. One of our merchants, a very nervous man, who had directed his mind more to the sale of dry goods than intellectual cultivation, had a ticket to hear Mr. Emerson given him, which he improved, and sat without moving a muscle till the close, apparently delighted. The lecture was upon "Chance," in which the lecturer took almost, if not quite, evangelical ground regarding mysterious providences which control human affairs, though not, may be, in the same terms. Chance, however, as an agent, was at a discount, bnt not an impossibility, and full of the beautiful parts which lie had comprehended, the dry-goods man next day was enthusiastic iri his explanation. "Well," said he to a friend, "I had a treat last night, let me tell you." "What was it?" "Oh, Jim Gates gave me a ticket*to hear George B. Emerson lecture.'" i* "You mean Ralph W. Emerson, don't you?" "Yes, that's what I said. 'Twas cap ital." What was the subject?" "'Chance," and the way he handled it was masterly. His illustrations were fine. For instance, a ship on the sea with l\pr sails blown away, her rudder unshiped, the sea making a clear breach over her, and arriving in port, saved through it all. It was grand." "Well, did he show how she was sayed?" Yes, lie proved to a dot that 'twas either by Providence or chance, bnt I conldn't exactly make out which!" A Good Word for the Scissors. From the Yonkers Gazette. Some people, ignorant of what good editing is, imagine the getting up of selected matter to be the easiest work in the world to do, whereas it is the nicest work done on a newspaper. If they see the editor with scissors in his hand, they are sure to say: "Eh, that'i the way you are getting up original mat ter, eh?" accompanying their new and witty, questions with an idiotic wink or smile. The facts are that the interest the variety and the usefullness of a pa per depend in no small degree upon the selected matter, and few mep are capa ble for the position who would not them selves be aole to write many of the ar ticles they select. A sensible editor de sires considerable select matter because he knows tli at one mind cannot make so god a paper as five o- sjx, li fj'U MY LOYE TEST. From the Hartford Timet. Jack Wynter and I- were engaged. Jack was a poor fisherman and I a poor fisherman's daughter. We could give each other nothing but love, yet his was to me the greatest wealth the world could hold, and for three weekB were as happy as any foolish lovers can be. Then the first shadow fell 011 my life. Itwasalovelv evening iu early autmnn. and Jack had taken me out with him 011 the water. The red sunlight was tinging the white sails, as the boats beneath, lying at their anchors, rocked to and fro with the heaving of the billows, and the fishermen calling heerily to each other the result of the day's labor. Jack alone was silent. He gave some strong, hard pu.:!s, that placed us beyond reach of their voices which •ang far over the sea from the rocks that lined the beach, then rested upon his oars and turned his handsome, sunburnt face to mine. He had such an easy,gen tlemanly wa/about him, BO different in every respect from the rough compan ions with whom I had lived since my childhood, that I often wondered how he cared to lead the life he did. "Jennie," he said, "my mind is made tip. I can't live this way any longer so I'm goiiiK away." "Jack!" "1 know," he added, with a smile, at the amazement in my face, "that you think me foolish, and will-do all in your power to prevent me, but—" "I shall do 110 such thing," I interrupt ed, rather proudly, "of course it's noth ing to me. When do you go?" Don't be angry, puss," he pleaded, and I'll tell you all about it. You see, dear, though I.love water like my life, I'm too lazy here to do enough to keep you and me alive. It's no use to say anything more about it, except, indeed," with liis pleasant laugn, "that.J leave for the city to-morrow." My face fell dismally. "The city*! we may as well say good bye forever, then, for you'll soon forget me there." I shall remember all my life the look he gave me, from his beautiful eyes, and my own fell before his gaze with a hot flush. "Is that the way you trust me, Jen nie?" I answered him never a word, and we rowed home in silence. There was a sudden coldness between us when we mrted, which I knew was all my fault. would not let him kiBS me good by, so he left me half angrily in the dusk, and went out into the world. I returned to my simple duties with a heavy heart. He never wrote me a letter to tell me how he got 011, but now and then I'd get a line like—"Have courage, dear, a little longer," and how it made me hate myself because 1 had doubted him for I knew by the few simple words that he was true to me. But the shadows deepened around me my fath er died leaving me quite alone in the world, and it was now, when I most needed his comfort and aid, that Jack left off writing. O, the wenrv, wearv days. Then when I was about despair ing, help, that I least expected, came to me. A lady in the distant city, w7here I had been but once in my life, heard of ime in some unaccountable way, and offered me a home, and a liberal money allowance if I would be a companion to her. She was verv wealthy, an invalid, and I must be willing to submit to her every whim, but as my patience had been tried already, and still was not now out. I went, and— How strange it all was. I arrived there iu the evening. It had stor.ned all day, and the nignt was cold and dark. Was it a bad omen I wondered? Mrs. Hatliaway's carriage was waiting for me, and 1 seemed to be in a dream, as I was driven to her beautiful house. I did not see her until I had my tea in the room that was to be mine—perfect fairy land, with what I had been accustomed—and tixed my hair anew, the wavy, golden, brown hair that Jack had praised so of ten. Then, with flushed cheeks and rap idly beating heart, I was led by a liver ied footman to the drawing room to meet my mistress. She was a stately lady, with a proud, handsome face, which, although not old, was surrounded by masses of soft, silky hair, white as snow, and wore a heavy black silk, that rustled when she came towards me. Was this the in valid that I had come to care for? "Miss Harmon." I started as I heard my name pro nounced, and felt the cold, light touch ol Mrs. Hatliaway's lips upon my own. You are tired, my dear, and cold sit down and rest yourself." Her voice was very kind, and full of pity for I w .s shivering violently, al though my cheeks burned, and I obey ed her without a word. "Jackl"! She turned-away from me now to another part, of the room, aud my eyes fell for the first time upon a gentleman standing before a cheerful lire with one hand 111 his pocket and the other outstretched tothe blaze. "Come here, and let me introduce vou. Miss Harmon, my son." He turned his head, gave me a careless nod, and did not move but I had seen him, and my heart seemed to stand still. I did not faint, though I could feel the color leave my face as as icy chill ran over me. Then I was myself again vet not myself. "Jack." his mother went on, "is Avis iu the library? I wish you would bring her in here, that she may meet my young friend." Even though he stood in the shadow, I could see his face light up with Ins old, rare smile, and then whistling merrily he left the room. "Avis is my nice," Mrs. Hathaway in formed me, and we waited his return. "She is an orphan and an heiress, so you must pardon her if she isa little peculiar. She has been humored all her life." "She says," Jack put in at this point, •with a low, rich laugh, "that she can't come she is busy reading, and would like Miss Harmon to come to her." "O no, no," I began easily. It was the first time I had spoken and my own voice sounded strange to me. "I shall not. like to disturb her. Any other time sHMl do as well." "Yon nad better come," Jack answer ed coldly, with no sign of reconciliation in his face, "since she has sent for you." Then with bitterness I remembered my station, and meekly followed him. Miss Avis Hathaway was like her name, Blight and fair, with a low, cooing voice and merry red lips that parted of ten in soft laughter. She rose, half lan guaidly, as we entered, and extended to ine her pretty white hand. After that the two hardly noticed me, and sat apart and listened to Jack's torment ing voice, as he tried to prevent her reading and make her talk to him. So the days went on, aud grew into weeks, the weeks into months, and yet 110 words of explanation passed between us Though we were often thrown togethe alone, he was the same utter stranger to me. as at other times, and gradual ly I became as proud and indifferent as himself. But the change told upon me. I grew pale and thin and at last broke down. They had all gone riding, at least I supposed so, and alone in the library, my wei'' er nature gave way in a burst of hot, passionate tears, when suddenly I felt a pair of strong arms about me, and Jack's handsome face, all aglow with joy, was close to mine. "Jen me, my own Jennie, how you must hate NUMBER 16. ine. Put your arms about my neck and sav you forgive ine?" 1 waited to hear 110 more, but did as he bade me. Then he went on: "1 de ceived you all my life, Jennie that is what you forgive me for. Now let me tell you my mother was always very proud, and when I told her how I had wooed and won you, she grew angry and would not believe you were what I told her. I saw that Bhe would never consent to our union, but you know the rest—liovv she has learned to love you airainst her will, for sho has known all the time who you were. That is why, my darling, I have been so guarded. She said it would be your love test." Personalities. About a year ago, Mrs. Powell, a Bos ton widow of great beauty and accom plishment, went to Europe, and was shortly followed by Gov. Rice, who married her in Germany. Almost im mediately alter the marriage, the lady showed signs of mental aberration, and her friends who have watched her with painful anxiety now relinquish all hopes, and regard her as an incurable maniac. Letters of Lady Byron, the wife of the poet, to the Lady Augusta Leigh, his sister, have been made public in Lon don. They contain expressionsoft.be highest regard and esteem, and effe 'tu iilly refute the horrible slander that waB given form by Mrs. Harriet Beeclier Stowe, and which has been a more se rious blot upon her own popularity than upon the fame of Byron. Of Mehemet Ali, the ancestor of the present Khedive, the following story is told: '"A milk-woman-came to the Pasha one day complaining that one of his sol diers had robbed her of the milk she was bringing to camp. The soldier was identified and denied having taken the milk. 'What did he do with it?' asked the Pasha. 'Drank it,' was the reply. At a sign the man's head was off his body, and his stomach being opened was found full of milk. 'Go,' said the Pasha to the horrified milk-woman, paying her the value of the milk 'but -f he had not taken it vour head would have paid for it.'" The dreaded robber chief Gorcsko, whose crimes are as manifold as they are atrocious, was recently brought into court for sentence at the Russian town of Ismail. The court-room was crowded, principally by women, for whom the robber's exploits and, still more, his physical beauty seemed to possess great attractions. As soon as the sentence, which was imprisonment for life, had been announced, the women present or anued a committee to take up a collec tion for the prisoner. A considerable sum was at once obtained, and one wo man in her enthusiam, handed Gorcsko a costly jewelled breastpin, and assured him that the good czar would speedily commute the sentence. The Queen's aversion for Palmerstor might be called a caprice compared with her loathing for Gladstone. Him she considers little better than Cromwell He has never shown her, as a Princess the courtier-like devotion sovereigns exact. He treats her as the head of the State, but shows no personal deference He never even argues questions of State with her. He lays his policy before her points out its purposes, and when the time comes carries it into execution as remorselessly as the voters who send up uncongenial majorities to Parliament. Adele Hugo, the daughter of Victor Hugo, who has for many years been con lined in a private lunatic asylum in Paris is-now about fifty years of age, but at short distance does not look to be half sc old. She resembles to a marvelous de erree the portrait of Madame Victor Hugo painted by Tony Johannot. To hei companions in misfortune she fre 'quently relates her sad story liow she was married long ago, without hei father's concent, to a naval officer, and how soon afterward he deserted her, penniless, and without power to prove the legality of her marriage. This blow unsettled her reason, and ever after ward she has been kept under restraint Year by year she grows more oud oi her father's fame, and has committed most of his poetical works to memory J.-II. Blake, the Irish landlord recent ly murdered, belonged one of the first families in the west of Ireland. He was the second son of Col. Blake of Fur baugh, in the county of Gal way, uncle to the count of Westmeatli, and a rela tive of the marquis ofClanricarde, over whose estate, yielding £120,000 a year rental, he was agent, lie was cruel and unrelenting to the tenantry. The mar quises of Clanricarde were generally kind and popular. The present mar piis is the opposite—an absentee bache lor, notorious in London through asso ciation with the character known as "Skittles." In addition to the Irish es tates, he inherited a large fortune from hia uncle, Lord Canning. A Bad Phase of Life. One of the saddest phases of life is thus noted: "A distressing case of finan cial and mental ruin lately came to light in New York. A handsome aud well dressed young woman applied at a sta tion-house for a night's lodging, as she had 110 place to go. It was Miss Lucy E Laurent, daughter of one of the wealth iset property-owners of Brooklyn, de ceased. The property was divided equal ly between Lucy and her brother. The boy was bad and squandered his share 111 dissipation, drew upon his sister to maintain him in debauchery, and finally prevailed upon her to make over all her property to him, which she did about a vear ago. She went into service, but her impoverished condition appears to have disturbed her reason. She left her place and wandered about the streets until slie sought refuge in a police station The next morning she stole on and com menced her wanderings again and was apparently hunting the river, when she attracted attention and was taken back to the station-house, where she was se cured." Why Johnson Stayed a Week. From the Boston Journal. Last August Mr. Johnson with his wife, who had been doing the pleasure resorts for two months, arrived at the quiet town of X., in New Hampshire, where a small hotel, pleasantly situated and very cleanly, offered him hospital ity. After supper the landlord walked the piazza, and he was 'accosted by Mr. Johnson, when the following dialogue, took place: W lie re's your sun-set hill?" "Haven't got any." "Is the Devil's Gulch near here?*- "., "Never heard of it." ''How far is it to Lover's Leap?" "Must be fifty miles, but I don't know." "Is the Silver Cascade running7" "Don,t know never knew it was around here." "How far is it to the springs?" "Didn't know we had any hereabouts." "The attractions of this place are very few, it appears." "Mighty few, and getting scarcer." "Wife, this is just the place we have been seeking. There is nothing to see and we will stay here a week." President White, of Cornell Universi ty, is reported as saying that the|national Capitol resembles "a hugh locomotive shed or great roundhouse." sing Ratei" REASONABLE —AKD— FURNISHED ON APPLICATION. First er*M Facilities for «leb WM Legal Advertisements Must be Paid for when Affidavit Is Given. MINNESOTA NEWS. Fire at the State Reform School. There was a serious fire at the Minnesota state reform-school, near St. Paul, on Wednesday night. The building destroyed was a one-story brick structure, 40x50 feet and costabout $1,000. The engine, which cost $1,400, is a total wreck, andoneofthe boilers and perhaps both. They were worth about $1,100 apiece. Besides this a hundred cords of hard wood and as many of soft, which brings the total loss up to about $4. 500. The building contained a new p-inip with hose attachments, which was deemed adequate to protect all the buildings of the institution, but the fire had got under such headway that the pump had to be aban doned before it could be fairly started. The lire was finally put out a little af:er mid night, and a roll call among the boys showed that not one had left. The little fellows worked well in carrying wood to make a break in the burning pile. Addition to Hamline University. The comer stone of the ladies' hall of Hamline university, near St. Paul was laid on Saturday last. In the absence of Bishop Foss, occasioned by feebleness, Ilev. Mr. Chaffee conducted the ceremony in the fol lowing words: In the name of the Father, and of the Holy Ghost, we lay this corner stone in the foundation of a house to be builded and consecrated to the service of Almighty God, as a ladies' hall in Haml'ne university, and to be used in the interest of Christian "educa tion, under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal church. Amen. The building, when completed, will be a handsome three story structure, with rou^h stone basement and cream colored brick wall, being similar in style to the main college tuilding. On the main Hoor will be spacious parlors and music rooms, reception room, matron's room, etc..|and the floors will be fitted up as dormitories, the whole being conveniently arranged and well adapted lor the pu rpose for which it will be used. Minnesota Charity Conference Dele* gates. The following gentlemen have been named by Gov. Hubl.ard as delegates tothe ninth an-iual conference of charities which takes place at Madison. Wis., on the 7th of next month: Dr. W. H. Leonard, Rev. R. G. Hutchins, Nelson Williams. Minneapolis Dr. C. H. Boardman. Rev. M. M-.-G. Dana, St. Paul C. N. Hewitt, Red Wing Franklin Staphs. Winona Gen. X. C. McLean. Fror.t enac Dr. V. Smith, Dnluth. In addition :o these the following s!a:eorii:ersnridelegates ex-otficio: Prof. D. L. Xoyes, superintendent of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind asylum -it Far ibault Dr. C. C. Iiartett, superin nd.'nt of Insane asylum at St. Peter Dr. J. L. Bowers, superintendent of the Insane asylum at Rochester Hon. E. G. Buit-s of atillwater and Hon. J. F. Norrisn cf Hastings, on board of inspectors of Stillwater peniter tiarv D. \\. Ingersoll, Reform school boar Hon. J. F. Meagher, trustee of hospital »oi the insane. At Litchfield, Meeker county, Charles Cross, of Cedar Mills, shot by George Welsh of Otter Tail county, a supposed hor?e thief, died last Monday: after lingering in great pain ten days. A postmortem ex amination showed that the ball had not in jured any vital parts. Death caused through mortification of wound. A telegram was received at Winona, Taes dav morning announcing the death of Mrs. Nathaniel Ewing at Uniontown. Pa., eldest daughter of Hon. William Mitchell of Wi nona. aged twenty-nine years. She had been ill for some time with consumption, and her death was not wholly unexpected. Judge Mitchell, wife and daughter, Miss Jennie Mitchell, left for the east on Monday afternoon to attend the funeral. Within a few weeks Judge Mitchell has lost both his youngest and oldest daughters. The Austin Paper it Pulp company has organized with a capital of $40,000. The incorporators are Gov. Rusk of Wisconsin, Senator Officer of Austin and eight or ten more. The company will commence man ufacturing very early in the spring with fir.-t class facilities. The location selected is at Officer's mill on the Cedar river, four miles south of Austin In Ortonville. during the storm of Tues day of last week, Capt. Hancock's barn was wrecked. Hail fell heavily and utterly ruined Mr. Roberts' crops of all kinds. Mr. King, living in the same neighborhood, also lost his ciops, amounting to about ninety acres in all. The crops of ».(". Wheeler, Chas. Desso. D. Hancock and others in the same neighborhood were partially destroyed. Several other barns were destroyed in that, vincinity. At Adelaide the house of E. H. Chapman was blown down, and in the track of the storm everything was destroyed, wheat fields, gardens and all. The windows of houses facing the aiorm were nearly all broken. The crops on the farms of J. D. Mayo, John Northrop. I.. L. Chapman, K P. "Brooks, Julia Northrop and Charles Ree were entirely destroyed, aggregating probably .r 000 bushels of wh at, besides other crops. A man named Erick Johnson committed suicide in Alexandria by cutting his throat with a razor. He had recently arrived from Sweden. At Winnebago Prairie, a man mined Wm. Spencer and his sixteeu-year old son were making hay when the storm of Tuesday came up. Mr. Spencer was struck bv light ning and so severely shocked that his re covery is doubtful. The county commissioner of Olmsted county have ordered 3 lax levied for the fol lowing purposes: $8,000 for salaried officers $2,500 for comity poor, $1,000 for county poor farm. .'Jo.OOO for .county expenses. $1,000 for county jail, $1,."00 lor astiee and consta ble fees, $o00 for fund aiul repairs, $1,000 for miscellaneous expenses, $2,000 lor roads and bridges, and one-tenth of one per cent, for school purposes. War Sounds by Telephone. An eighty-ton gun, which speaks with the power of370 pounds of powder behind a projectile weighing 1,700 pounds, has a voice somewhat louder than that of a human being, but the use oftlie tele phone to carry the war sounds of Alex andria 1,000 miles yesterday suggests a query as to how long it will be before the telephone will be adopted for or dinary use at long distances. The Lon don Globe reports that an instrument was attached to the Mediterranean cable at Malta, which is nearly 200 miles from Alexandria, and the bombardment was plainly audible 1,000 miles away. The fact that the telephone which received the sounds was so far from the bom barding fleet. makes the success of the experiment especially remarkable. In ventors are at work upon the problem of how to adapt the telephone for use at long distances, and if the sounds of war an be carried 1,000 miles, it seems rea sonable to believe that the use of the .telephone for conversation at 200 miles can lie made practicable. A test of a subterranean telephone at Jersey City yesterday encourages hope of such a re sult. Two English women met in the ring at Middleborough, lately, stripped to the waist, and had a prize fight which end ed after nine rounds, the victor, after putting on her clothes, being escorted home by the admiring throng. The S3ute has passjd the bill ant horizing the secretary of the treasury to pay the ex ecutors of the late John W. Forney $27,GS4. 70 for losses sustained by him while secre tary of the senate in making good the deficit in the accounts of the financial dark.