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has decided toredeein stamps andreturu tothe owners with the word "rcdeemed" iinprinted upon eách check all ehecks and drafts bearing two cent internal revenue stamps which remain unused on July 1. These ehecks and draft8 can then be used up In the regular course of business. The commissioner of the general land office has declded a coutested case invoMng lands withln the llmits of the originally located line of railway in Michigan from Marquette to the Wisconsin state line. The commissioner holds that the lands previously certlfied for this line, which wererelinquisheci under a joint resolutlon of congre6S, were by the operation of this statute and by such rellnquishnient restored to the public "domalu, and that the same are subject to pre-emptioi and homestead ontvy as otber public lands ot the United States. In the case decided the lands are also within the limits originally fixed for indemnity sclections by theOntonagon line, The commissioni er says that no indemnity or other withdrawaexists covering the land in controversy, and he therefore awards the same to the eettler flrst in time. The counting committee found an excess of three cents in the treasury, Seven hundred rooruits are on their way to strengthen regiments in tl e departinent of Columbia, Arizona, and New Mexico with a view to the possible necessities of the Indian campaign. The statute of the late Prof. Henry, flrst secretary and director of the Suiithsonlan iustitute, was unveiled at Washington receutly, witk iaipobiug ceremonies, before a distinguished coucourse of people. President Foi ter of Yale College delivered an oration. Af ter July the land office will print lts declsions every 60 or 90 days. R. H. Melroy of the Yakama Indian agency, Washington territory, writ'es the commissiouer of Indian affairs in Washington, that the recent troubles between Indians of his agency and white settlers in the vicinity arose from a quarrel occasioned by the seatering of poisoned meat near a camp of Indians on the Columbia river by one of the white settlera, the Indians eornplainiug that when grass grew around the meat tbcir horses might eat of it and be poisoned Tbe agent says that the Jndiaus ought to be brought to tbe reeervation as it is becoming very difllcult for then. to flnd subsistence where they are in camp, and as long as they remain tbere troublea of greater or less magnitude willbe constantly arising. It is reported to the treasury department that smuggling is being extensively praetieed on the Rio Grande river, and that a difference of opinión exista between the district attorney for the southern district of Texas and the collector of customs at Brownsville as to the authority of officers of the latter to arrest perfons detected in the act of smuggling. The question has been referred to the solicitor of the treasury for an opinión. The solicitor says he has no doubt that the officers have the same legal rlght to arrest oflenders that they havu u seize smuggled goods. provided the arrest is not made on Mexican territory. The appropriation made for the redeniption of torn and mutilated bank notes for the years 1882-3 is nearly exhausted. Congress made no appropriation for this work, and nothing more can be done uutil congress meets and provides for this emergency. Secvetary Teller has decided that the Union Pacific railroad company must pay the government the amount of lts indebtedne6s, and has so instrueted the president of that Corporation. The Chief of the Bureau of Statistics reports that tte total values of the exporta of domestic provisions, tallow and dairy productB duriug the raonth of Marcb, 18S3, and duriug the three months endeá March 31, 1883, as compared with similar exports dnring the eorresponding periods of .the proeeeding year, were as foUows: March, 1S83, $9,941,42?; Mareh, 18S2. 7,993,329. Three months ended March 31, 1883, $30,050,303; three months ended March 31, 1882, $20,440,290. President Arthur has returned from hls southern trip greatly improved in health. Hevenuo stamps to the value of $30,000,000 have been shipped to collectors throughout the country in order that they may be able to meet the ehangea in the revenue law. The Commissioner of Pensions has isBued a circular warning pensioners and applicants for pensions that unscrupulous porson3 are travelling throughout the country claiming that they are authorized to represent the Commissioner of Pensions. No special exarniner or other person employed by the Pension Office is authoriued to reeeive money, either as fee or expenses, and all such examiuers are provided with eertificates bearing the signature of the Commissioner of Pensions and theSeoretary of the Interior. The supplemental report of the Jeannette court of inquiry, which bas been reccived and approved by Secretary Chaudler, states that the court bas concludtd its examinatiou of the Jeannette survivors who reeently returntd from Siberia, and that, "after mature conslderation of all the evidence addueed, the court sees no reason to change or modify the conclusión reported February 12. The advantages of the money order system is to be granted to 334 additional postoiHce6 after July These offices are principally in tbe western and uorthwestern states. GENERAL IXiCAlS. The president of the American nationall and league cables Parnell: "The Pbiladelphia conventiou cannot be postponed. We regret you cannot be with us, but everything indicates the couveution wiil be tbe largest and most important ever held by Iriah Americans. A petition for an injunction has boen filed in the District Court of Iowa, by nineteen heavy taxpayers of Dos Moines,asking that tbe city be restrained from incurring further debt The petition alleges that the city has been indebted in excess of the constitutional limit smee 1877 and that the $275,000 bonds issued in 1878 and 1882, as well as debts for the uew buildings, gas warrants and other citj expenses oueht to be set aside and the city aischarged from liabilitv. The suit is the outcome of bitter feelings between the council and waterworke, the city having as jet refused to pay nearly two years' reut earned by the water company, and the suit is evidently being used as a club to f uree ascttlement with the water company. The Connecticut house have passed a bHl forbidding the employment of women and children in factoriesfor more than ten bours in any one day. The Pailiament building at (uebec was destroyed b flre a few days ago. When the fire was first discovered half the structure was in flamea. The flremen wcre quickly at work, but the ilames had the mastery and were sooa bursting from every window in the main block. The whole city was lit up and thouMinds of people thronged the streets. Tht Quebcc cavalry drilling at the time, and a battery from the citadl marched to the fcene and saved perhaps half tho library. The west wing of the building containing the committee rooms was alone saved, but much damagcd. All the walls of the burnt portion are standing. The buildtug was ineured. A new stone Pariiament House will be erected, contracts for wbieh wei e giTen out a few weeks ago. The governmen piys in perpetuity, bowever, to the Archbisho] a ground rent of $4,000. The international polar commission announces that all expeditions now in the Are tic regions will return in September next. A tire oceumsd in Sacramento the other morning, and tbe roof of thu building fel in, burying a number in tbe ruins. Six bodic were tuken from the ruins so badly crushci and burned as to be beyond recognition. Th others were seriously, and some, perhaps, fatall iujured. Indians in Washington Territory com plain because part of the reservation occupie by thcm has been returned to the public domaln The body of Maggie Hennocke. wlio disappeared f rom Milwaukee, Wis., very mysteriously In Uctober last, was fouud fn the river at that place the other day. Varlous theorles are adduced us to the ad affair, but nothing is knowu beyond tbc mere faet that the body has been found. Gen. Crook, whoso headquarters are in Wilcox, Arizona, says the reports of the ravages of the Indians have been greatly exaggerated by the press of that tcrritqry in order to provoke an attack on reservation indians. A heavy snow and wind storm, aeconipanied by thunder and lightning, preTafled generally throughout Colorado the other day. It was mostsevere In mountuin towns. Houses were unroofed, miles of telegraph poles blown down, and there was a heavy fall of suow throughout the whole monutain región. The Toronto Globe says noless thfiu 340,000 Canadians have removed to the United States within the laat ten years, and that tl e provinee of Ontario alone has lost 100,000 f rom the exodus within the last four years. The exports to the United States from the ports of Toronto and Whitby for ïhe past three months amouuttd to only $672,507 as against ncarly $1.500,000 for the sanie quarter of last year- a fulling oflof about $300,000. An explosión oceurred iu tho powder magazine of Lowry Bros., neir Larntd, Kan., iustantly killlng Chas. L. Giodrich. The ouug man was out with a eompanion rtuck mnting, and it is supposed lired a shot into he magazine, cauiijg the accident. Gov. Butler, ordcred the Massaehuetts state board of health to asnume charas 'J ie Tewksbury alma huaae, au oraer whtch that ugust body of learned men flatly refused to bey, and now the supreme court of the old iay State will have to decide whether the oard of health "may" or "must" take ïarge. At four o'olock on the evening of pril 22, a f earf ui cyelone passed over Beaure ;ard and W'esson, Miss. The wind had been jlowing a gale for three days. A rumbliug ound and violent shaking of houses heralded he approach of the cyelone and eaused the )eople to believe it was an earthquake. Then bunder, lightning, wind and rain carne ivith erriflc force, swecping everything in their iath. In the western part of Wesson fences ere torn dowa, trees that had stood for ages ere uprooted and hurled a hundred yards; ouses where operativos in the Mississippi milis lived were demolished; a pine forcet djacent to the town was blown out of exisence. Thirteeu are kuown to be killed. The ounded are e6timaled at 75, several are missïg, and 15 or 20 dwellings were blown down. "je eastern portion was not much damajred. Among the killed and wounded in Wesson are [rs. (Jausey, two children of J. T. Gibson, ne of whoin was found crushed under a chimey, two persons so mangled as not to be ecognizable. Other naines are not aseertain:d. One little boy found in the woods had een blown several hundred yards unhurt. eauregard, a town a mile north of Wesson, hieh had about 600 inhabitants, was ntirely swept away. The destructiou to ire and property Is ludeseribableand appaling ¦lot a house of any size is left standing Large irick buildings were blown down, frame houses ,orn to atoms, trees swept away like strawg, oaded frelght cars lifted from the track and ai ried 300 yards, trees and tiuibcr from houses eattered for mile6 arouud. The town could ot be reeogniaed. One gloomy, ghastly mass f deeolation and destruction inarks the spot here was once a beautiful, ílourishiug little illage. Fifteen are known to have lost their ives at this latter place, and there -are many miasing, whieh will uudoubledly swell tb list [ killed to doublé that number." Other towne n Mississippi were visited by this cyelone, ten ives being lost at Starkville, and at Aberdeen ght Uves were loBt. A dipateh from Atlanta, a., reporte the passage ot a cyelone througb he lower part of Georgia ith destructive esults, also very general wind and heavy rains 11 over the state. The lightuing was eontinuU8 and kept the night lighted up so one eould ead. Fences and dams were washed away 'ith great loss. Many houses were blown own. A special from Albany reports eight illed and about 25 wounded. An Eastman pecial reports two killed Gen. Diaz and party have nearly conileted their tour of this country, and have set ut on their return home. That ancient seat of learning, Harard college, comee in for a share of the disrace growing outof the investlgation of the 'ewksbury almshouse. This phase oL the mismauagoment." will b thoroughly Investiated. A largo party of Norwegian wood aoppers arrived in Philadelphia on the steamaip Illinois a few days since. They are uuder contract with an extensive lirm of Minnepolis to work among the forests of Mlnuesoa. On the SOth of May about 50,000 acres of land, the remainder of the land beloniring to theOtoeand Missouri reservatiota in kansas and Nebraska will be offt-red at public sale. Henry D. McUaniel, a Dernoeiat, has been eleeted eovernor of Georgia. He will be iuaugrated May 12. Statistics collected at Portland, Orgon, show that since January 1 the number of peop'.e brought to that seetion by two Unes oi ocean steamships is 19,800. Duriiig the past 30 days 19 stcamers averaging 1,500 tons freigU' eai-h have entered the Coiumbia river, 11 oí which were passenger ships averagiug 5ííU passengers per vessel. Of tbe total immigration by oceau about 50 per cent. seek homes ou I'uget Sound, while the remainder seattcr to the grain districts east of the Cascade mountains. The grain surplus iu that district, it is esthnated, will doublé that of any former year. Furthor details of tho terrible cyelone in Mississippi coutimie to pour in. The number of killed iu that state will reach nearly 100, while over 300 are severely iujured, soine fataily, while the loss o( property is unpreeedented. The Connecticut house passed a bilí creatiug a board of pardons. The board wil eou8ist of the governor, ; j udgo of the 6uprem' court and four members of the legislature. It requires a uuauimous vote of the board tu granta pardon. The pardoning power has heretofore rested with the legislature. OTHER LANDS. Norman, Dalton, Wilson, Dr. Gallagher, Bernard tiallagher, Curlin, Ansburgh and Whitehead, the eight men arrested on a charge of being concerned in the dynamite con6piraey were arraigned for examination the other day. Norman, whose real name is Lynch, turned informer, and made a f uil 6tateincnt ol bis conneetion with the matter. Lynch swort he workcd inOctober lastatacoaehbuilder's in Brooklyn, and New York, and at that time ht joined a secret society in Ñew York, the object ol whieh was to free Ireland by force. The members went by numbers. The hall in whieh he was sworn in Í6 situated at the corner of Second street and the Bowery. There were other assoeiated clubs. The managers of the clubs were knowh as district members. They wen not known to each other by name. Members were selected to go on missions. The excitement in the court room while Lyneh was giving nis testimony was intense. At a meeting of the Spanish cal)inet, during consideration of the budget the ministers discussed the expediency of submittint; to the United States government the propriéty of redncing its dutics on sugar imported from' the Autillos. In the senate it was suggested that the government earnestly endeavor to conclude a treaty of eommerce with the United States. Preparations are still bcing' made for the coronation of the Czar on the 24th of May The festival will include eight grand balls to be prolouged until June 8. The uihiliBts have not aunouneed their prograinine, but it isjo be presumed they have one prepared. Edward Morris Erskine, secretary of the British legation at Washington in 185$, i dead. Uis mother was a daughter of Gen John Cadwallader of the Philadelphia bar. Tirnothy Kelly, charged with participatinf; in the murrters of Cavendish and Burke, is now on trial. One of the lurymen is a Parnellite, henee a dieagreemeut is looked for. Another installment oí nihilists in Russia have been convictcd and Bix condemned to death, two to life servttude, aud 10 to iinprisonmenl for 20 ycars. The Austrian homo minister asks Euglaml for a copy of the new laiv relativo to explosives. Kelly 's trial for complicity in the murder of Cavendish aad Burke reeilted In a dieagreement of the jury. The case will be rotried. An extensive conüagraüon has beon raging in Delhi, India, for several days. Over 3,000 houses have been destroyed, andnundrede of families are rlestitute. Three thousaud emigrants left Liver)ool íd one day recently, lor Canada. Most of them will go to Manitoba, and it ia estlmated liey will carry capital with bem amounting to about $300,000 The steamorScandinaviansailed from Mobile for Quebec and Montreal with 282 Mayo emigrante. It is stated that 1,200 persons in ialway applied to the goverument for asslstanee to go to America. The London Times says: The gov't. las obtained information in the courae of the Recent inquines that the enrolled members' of Tenían organization in the United klngdom nutubcr 150,000, aud there are besides distict off-shoots of Fenianism, sueh as vlgilants and uvfncibles. Eugeue Kingston, who was arrested at Liverpool and taken to Dublin, was a member of both these branches. Such doublé IH-UlUl'ieülp lo Títere Oi-c UCB1UCW secret sessions atllliated with the American dynamite party The pólice have accurate inormation regarding the movements of the couspirators, "and it is expected further revelaions will be made. Timothy Kelley, the alleged Phoenix 'ark murderer, in whose case the jury failed o agree on tbc firet trial, bas been placed ou rial the second time. This case is exciting ;reat interest in Eugland and Ireland, several witnesses for the cronu sweariug that Kelley vas not amongst the men who were in Vhocuix 'ark v, hen tbc dastardly deed was done. Such estimony as this is considered very important. The real name of "Featherstone," one of the alleged dynaniic conspiritors in cusody in Dublin, is Êdmund O'Brien Kennedy. t is stated that he has turned iuformer and is ;iving information tothe authorities touching be doings of the conspiratore. '2'1'oronto policemen are still on dutjr ,t Rideau hall, the Governor General' resileuce. Their presence starts sensational rumors. Some men are on duty uightly at gov:rnment hall. Il is said it is eontemplated to nercase the dominion force to 100 men and establish a dominion detective bureau at Otawa. Lord Carlingford, minister of arigcnlure, stated in the house of lords theother day hat the condition of the people in Irelaud was uuch more eneouraging. He believed emi;ration, was the safest aud inevitable remedy for the distress, and that tha governraent had received an advantageous offer for the renioval of a number of selected families. Thfi North Germán Gazette severely cri'.icises a report from Mr. Sargent, American minister, to Germany, to the American secreary of the state in regard to the action of ïermany on the iuiportuticn of American sork. The Gazette says it is remarkable to flud Mr. Sargent's siguature to the report. If the report uggests reprisals to force American trichinib upou Germán consumers, it uses an argument imilar to that which formed the basis of the 'hiñese opium war. It is reported that Mr. Sargent will be compelled to demand a recall.


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