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May
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1883
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The firet counterfeit of the new five dollar national bank note has made its appearance. It is on the First National Bank of Milwaukee, and is a poor imitation. will nonT Tne lawyer. Through her counsel, Mrs. Betty Masonhas lied au answer in the Equity Conrt in Waehington to thesuit oiBenj. F, Bigelow for counsel fees in defending her husband, Sergt. Mason. She states that Bigelow volunteered to a8sume the case, and was not her cholee ; that he neveragreedtopayhim forhis services, but iad of her ownaccord paid him $370, for which she holds hls roceipt ; that he conneeted himself with her hu6band's defense only for his own glorifleation, and for the benefit of his reputation, and ilnally denles the iurisdiction of the court, and holde that his claim is not good in equity, bat must be prosecutëd as in other civil action. badm's resignation. Gen. Raum, commissioner of internal revenue, has tendered hls resignation, to take effect immediately. This action of Coramissioner Kaum, was a surprise to everyonc. The reason aSBigncd is that he wishes to engage in oan business and will open an office in Washngton at once. It is rumored that ex-Congresman Burrows will succeed Raum, The Off:oe Seeker. - Within three hours after Raum's resignation there were over six app.icantí for the position. FORTÚNATE RED CLOUD. The Indian agent at Pine Ridge agency in Dakota writes to the Commissioner of Indian AfEairs as follows : Red Cloud wishes to in form his Great Father that his heart is good a ad lis mind tranquil, and that he has discovered a gold mine in his reservation and intends to go to mining with his people when the weather becomes fine. He does not wish to be disturbed iu the posseeslon of the mine ior ten years. A 8LIGHT FALLIÏÏG OUT. There is an "nnpleaBantness" between Secretary Teller and Senator Hill of Colorado. The Senator has been greatly irritated by Teler's misrepresentations of hls (Hill's) anguage, as well as by Teller's acts in reinovng so many of the Senator's friends who were ïolding positions in the Interior Department. Mow the Senator comes out with a letter chargine the Secretary with mismanagement of the affairs of the department. Thus far the Sena;or has had matters all his own way, for Secretary Teller has not replied to the letter. A SLJGHT DECREASE. The fact that over $10,000,000 has been paid out for pensions during the month of April accounts for the slight reduction in the public debt, for that month . The estimated reduction is $3,500,000. A DBLAT. The examination of the charges against Supervising Architect Hill has not been made, he vacancy made by the withdrawal of one of the committee not having been fillcd. Super - vising Architect Hill says that if Mr. Murch will go on the stand and swear to what he has jut his name to in his charges he will have him ndicted for perjury. dorsey's doings. Ex-Senator Dorsey has returned an answer to the suit of Wm. Lilley for $10,000 damages alleged to have been sustained by him from a jersonal assault by Dorsey. The antwer is conflned to a simple and broad denial of Lilley's allegations and an expression of respondent's willingnessto submlt the case to a jury. NEWS NOTES. THE LAND LEAGUE. The land league convention that assembled n Philadelphia on April 25, was a representaive Irish convention. Many prominent land eaguers were present. The object of the Irish National Land League of America was to wind up its affairs and merge it with another body with a broader scope. As now organized the great question of national self-government does not come within the province ofthe league. The uew organization will grapple with all hese important questions. The secretary made a very gratif y ing report, and the speeches reaao were oí a cnaracier to inspire eniausiasm within the breaste of every 6on of the Emerald Iele. A YOÜNO WBND. An atroclous crime was committed nine miles from Houston, Texas, at Brick House Gully. A negro boy named Adame, aged 12, was under the impression that the boys in the neighborhood were going to flog hira. While ilayiDg with Cuney Nelson, aged 11, whom he raspected was one of the party, he tied a rope iround Nelson's wai6t, and mounting a horse ie tied the other end to the pommel of the saddle and rode off rapidly, dragging Nelson .hreugh theprairie until dead. He then took a train for Houston, where he was captured. A HEAVT FAILURE. Handy, Richardson & Co., among the largest operators on the Chicago board of trade, who engineered the recent corner, have falled, causing intense excitement on the board. Their Iiabilitie3 are eetimated as high as $1,000,000.' THE CONFEDEBATE DEAD. April 26, Memorial Day in the south, was ob served with appropriate ceremonies. TJusiness was entirely suspended, and the day evoted ;o the obseryance of the solemn rites. THE MTSTICAI, SEVEN. Charles F. Kring, of St. Louis, Mo., the 'amous murderer of Mrs. Dora Broemser, has úeen admitted to bail in $3,000. Krin was odged in iail in January, 1875, and f.as only Deen out three times since, the flrst being in 1881, whieh was the flrst time he sav earthor Bk in six years. This was to visit a dying sister. The other occasions were io be photoïraphed and to attund hls sister's funeral. Kring was twice trled, convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced tobe hanged in 1876 and 1881. The latter time he was within twelve houra of execution when a stay was eranted by the supreme court. In addition here were two mistrials, and once he pleaded ;uilty to murder in the second degree and wai sentenced to twenty-five years in the penitentary. He withdrew his plea, however, when sentence was passed, as he said the arrangement had been made with the circuit Attorney that he should only receiye ten years. He was ttu'n placed on trial again and convicted of murder in the flrst degree. His counsel carried the case to the Supreme Conrt of the United States, which recently revereed the decisión of the Missouri courts on a peculiar legal point. Wben Kring enterad jail eight years ago hie weight was 190 pounds and he was a strong, robust and muscular man. To-day he is emaciated, feeble, a mere skeleton. issuffcringfrom consumDtion and it is thought he cannot live long. Hè wlll next be arraigned for mnrder in the second degree, but hls acquittal is expected as the evidence cannot again be procured. Dora Broemser, whom he shot January 4, 1875 was the wlfe of his business partner, with whom he was inf atuated and who refused to leave her hu6band, and go with him. Kring's case is one of the most remarkable on record and has attracted general and professional attention in all parts of the country. MINE EXPLOSIÓN. A íearful explos.on occnrred at the Keystone Colliery mines, near Ashland, Pa. by which several Uves were lost and a number of miners seriously, probably fatally, injured. The explosión was causea by the sudden collapse of a pillar, causing an immense fall of coal. The rush of coal forced down the gas with such yelocity as to cause an explosión. The full extent of the disaster cannot yet be learned. Four lires were lost and a number seriouely injured. ANOTHER INVOIOE. Between 300 and 400 Irlsh immigrants arrived in Montreal the other day. They were enroute ior St. Paul, Minn., in charge of a young priest. They were the most deBtitute immigrants landed on our shores in a long time. LABOR TROUBLES. The reduced tax on tobáceo went into effect on the flrst inst., and the shipment of cigars and tobáceo from all parts of the country was the largest ever known in the hietory of the trade. But there is trouble for the manufacturen. The workmen demand an increase of wages, in view of the reduced taxation, and manufacturera declare they will not accede to their demanda. In many places the shops are closed. _ CRIHTE. A SCEXE AT_THE "CENTER OF THE WORLD." A placo about two miles from Teavittsbure; D., known as the "Center of the World," was the scène of a terrible tragedy. A man named John De Long killed a wídow lady named Grlswold and then committed suicide. It appeare that De Long had proposed to Mrs. Griswold to marry him, but she persistently refused, and he determlned that no one else should have her. So he called at the residencc of Richard Allen, wherethe victim was employed ashousekeeper, and asked to see her. As soon as she appeared he opened flre on her with a revolver which he had in hls hand. ïheflrst two shots took effect in the head and the third in the side, and the woman feil dead without a murmur. De Long then placed the muzzle of the revolver to hls temple and fired, falling dead within three feet of the pro6trate body of Mrs. Griiwold. MUBDEK AND SUICIDE. Early this morning Wm. MacDuff, a flnanclal broker, dolng business at 73 Nassau street New York, and living at Puiaski avenue, killed his wlfe, his 6-year oíd son and himself. Pistol shots were fieard by a tenant on an upper floor, who supposed them to have been discharged in the street, and it was two hours later that the tragedy became known. Mrs. MacDuff was found lying, face downward, with a bullet wound in the back of her head. She was dressed andprepairing breakfast when shot. The boy, Willie, was in his crib, shot whllc asleep. MacDuH himself was lying partly dressed on the bed in the room in which the crib stood. He had ehot himself thxough the mouth. No reason lor the doublé murder and suicide is known. Mr. and Mrs. MacDuff had been married eight years, and were supposed to live happily together. LTRBSUOF WOMAÏt'S PEBFIDY AND MANS FOLLY When Vhil. B. Thompson, member of congress for the eighth Kentucky district startcd lor Washington in November last, Mrs. Thompson accompanied him to Cincinnati, but was to return home the same night. 8he is a rather preposessing woman, but addicted to the use of liquor, the taste for which was contracted during a long illness throughout which stimulants were f reeïy ordercd for her by the attending physician. While on the street in Cincinnati after her husband's departure Mrs. Thompson mt Walter H. Davis, a prominent business man of Harrodsburg, Ky., a friend of the Thompson family, who knew of her unfortunate habit. He is alleged to have taken advantage of her failing, piled her with liquor and taken her to his room in the St. Clatr hotel, and late that nlght the watchman found her lying in the corridor. The proprietor would have put her in the street but for recognition by his wife. Next morning she was overwhelmed with shame on discovering her disgrace and left the hotel. Miss Buckner, a friend of the woman, wrote to Thompson telling him of his wlfe's disgrace, but said nothing of Davis' conduct, whoreupon Thompson refused to f urther recognize her as his wife. On his return from Washington a few days ago. while in Cincinnati, Thonipson heard for the flrst time of the part Davis had taken in his wife's disgrace, and the two men met at Harrodsburg Junction, whereboth boarded the smoking car. Davis saluted Thompson, when the latter with an oath said: "How dareyou speak to me?" and immediately drew a 'pistol. Davis atempted to draw but changed his mind, and pulled the door shut. As Davis was going down the steps Thompson fired and Davis feil dead, rolling down the embankment. The train stopped andThompson got off, saying he would go back to Harrodsburg to give himself up. He returned on the train that carried the dead body of Davis. Going to the court house he addressed the judge saying it was not customary in his situation to make remarks, but he feit it due himself and the community to state the facts leading to this result. He then detailed the facts of his wife's disgrace and ruin at the hands of the deceased, who knew her unfortunate weakness for liquor, adding: "My domestic relations are bankrupt ; my daughter exiled from home. Not all his blood are worth her tears. I throw myself on the justice of my countrymen." When he finished, Judge Harding said it was not proper for him, as a judge, to express the sympathy he feit as a man. He would hold Mr. Thompson In $5.000 to answer to the grand jury. The bond was given, and Mr. Thompson released. FOKKII.IS AFFAIHS. THE ONLT REMEDT FOB DISTKES8. In a recent address the House of Lords. Lord Carlingford, said: Accounts from the distriets have been decidedly more encouraging during the last few weeks. The government was agreed that emigration was the best and inevitable remedy f or distress, but they had neither the right, nor was it necessary to force it upon the people. The government had received a hopeful offer for the removal of a number of selected families across the Atlantic. In consequence of this statement, the motion of Lord Dunraven for the adoption of a scheme of emigration was withdrawn. ÏARDONED. Janner, who was director of the Ring theater at the time it burned, when several hundrod persons lost their lives, and who was convicted of negligence in connection with the disaster and sentenced to imprisonmeut, has been pardoned by the Emperor. He has only served half the time to which he was sentenced. A VBBT FLATTERrNG OFFER. The offers relativo to Irish emigration which the Britlsh government are favorably entertaining, are from the Canadian Paciflc Railwaj and Land Companies interested in opening the Canadian Northwest. The proposal ol these companies is to settle 5,000 families, 25,000 persons, on government lands under the homestead laws, which give each family 160 acres free. The promoters of the scheme would become security for L1,000,000, advanced without interest by Great Britain for ten years, to be devoted to loans sufflcient to start each family, or they would become security for L2,000,000, with which they would relieve the crowded distriets of Ireland of 50,000 pereons. This offer meets the approval of the better class of the peasantry, who regard it as the means by which the dtetress that has eo long overshadowed their lives, may be removed. SASOENT'S SITÜATION. The National Zeitung of Berlin 6ays : The position of Sargent, United States Minister, is considered in diplomatic circles to have been shaken in consequence of his letter to the American secretary of State on the subject of the importation of pork into Germany. 8TARVING BEDSKINS. The Secretary of the Interior has received a joint letter from M. McCollum, Deputy Collector of Cu stoma, and John F. Mulo, a member of the Canadian Parliament, under date of Turtle Mountain, Minn., April 14, in which they say the Turtle Mouiitain band of Cbippew a Indians are in a starving condition, and unless immediately relieved a few of them will be alive to meet Commissioner of Indian allairs in June, as they now anticípate doing. The Actlng Commissioner has directed the Indian agent at Devil's Lake to use every effort to provide for the Indians at once. A SECOND DISAGREEMENT. The jury in the second trial of Timothy Kelley again disagreed. The judges' charge, was very strong against the prisonment, and this action of the jury causes much unfavorable comment. FAGAN'S FOLLT. The trial of Michael Fagan for participation ín the Phcenix Park murders ended in a verdict of guilty. Sentence of death was at once proncuneed, and he will be hanged on the same day as Curley and Joe Brady. PATINO AN OLD DEBT. United States Minister Young has collected from the Chinese Government $60,000, prinWANTED IN ENGLAND. Documents containing charges against several persons in America, who are accused of crime in Ireland, have been forward to British Minister West. It is said that secret negotations are now pending between the two goverments for the extradition of those persons. QU1CK WORK. The first acquittal of any of the prisoners charged with the Phoenix Park murder, occurred in the case of Fitzharris, known as "Skin the Goat." The defense was that he 6imply acted in his legitímate capacity of a carrier, to carry persons who were not known to him as crimináis. Greatly to the diseust of the crown prosecutor, the man was acquitted. He was at once re-arrested for the same crime of which he had just been acquitted, a clau6e of the criminal code of England granting the prosecutor the right to aak for a cew trial, which request may be granted over and over again untll the-prisoner is convicted. WANT TO ADVANOE. A telegram from Pekin states that an envoy from the King of Annam has arrived there to obtain the consent of the Chinese Government to the opening of Red River to foreign trade, and to induce China to afford such diplomatic and material assistance as may be necessary. A NEW PARTY WANTED. Disatisfied Orangemen of Toronto have decided to form a third or Protestant party. The chief planks of their platform will be the abolition of separate schools and the use of the Frenen language in Parliament. BITS OF NEWS. Ninety years ago the land on which Ciñcinnati now stands was bought by J. C. Symmes for 67 cents, an acre. The Russian newspaper, the Gaulqis, has 6truck a novel idea in journaliem. It insures all its sabscribers against accident, paying $1,000 in case of dtath, and a proportionable sum in case of injuries. Even the transient purchasers of a copy of the Gaulois is insured for the day of the purchase. The postoffice department is considering the propriety of issulng a four-cent stamp for use on overweight letters wheu the regular rate is two cents. It will probably bear a profile of Old Hickory. The Germán Government, in order to faclli tate the conveyance of troops, if needed, has decided to lay a second track on all railways leading to Russia. The Ruseian Government ís equally active. Emperor William is opposed to capital punishmpnt, and usnally commutes the death sentence to penal servitud e for Ufe. There have been but elgtat executions in Germany In ten yeare. Mas8acbusett8 leglslatnre has appropriated $265,000 to complete the Hoosac tunnel. Cleveland is trylng to get an elevated railway. The Brishti House of Commons bas passed'a local option bill. Coinage exeeuted at the various mints during April, $7,811,000, of which $2,350,000 were Standard dollars. And now aesthetic Grecce f orbids the importatlon of American pork. Keim's appointment as chief exarainer of tbc :ivll service commission is -very unsatisfactory ;o other members of the commission, and may be withdrawn.

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