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Iaaued Every Thursday at
Morris, Stevens Co., Minnesota.
Oflcial Paper of Filiate nl Coutj.
Terms: 12.00 per Year In Advano«.
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
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
ft has been decided n„. relieve Col. I
•^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
The earnings oi the Chicago. Milwaukee
St. Paul railway for the third week ot
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
that's good 'nougli for me I'll
take the same," and gave the engineer
the same peculiar wink.
A' Wlitaiou
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
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.
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
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'
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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
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
"Yes, that's what I said. 'Twas cap
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
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
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,
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."
"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
"Is that the way you trust me, Jen
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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
"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"
First er*M Facilities for «leb WM
Legal Advertisements Must be Paid
for when Affidavit Is Given.
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*
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
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
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.

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