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[From the Chicago Tribune.]
A Chicago Firm of Dead Beats Trying
to Swindle Grangers.
Another attempt at swindling has
come to light. This time it is a firm,
Montgomery, Ward & Co. by name, and
the parties aimed at by the project are
no less important a body than the Gran
gers. This swindling firm, in a bill
headed "Grangers supplied by the cheap
est Cash House in America," sets forth
that, at the earnest solicitation of many
Grangers,"'1&ey have consented to open
a house deypted to furnishing farmers
and mechanics throughout the North
west with all kinds of merchandise at
wholesale prices. Then comes the list
of Utopian figures, such as gold lock
et for $1.50 10 yds. poplin, $1.75 gen
tlemen's toilet set, containing Westen
holm razor, tooth-brush, nail-brush,
combs, hair-brush, lather-brush, razor
strop, shaving-box, and soap for $1 1
secretary writing desk with implements
complete for $1 1 hoop-skirt, 1 bustle,
and 1 hair-braid for $1, and the balance
of 200 articles or lots, all at the same
figures. The firm boast that they make
"no display in fact, they keep alto
gether retired from the public gaze, and
Are only to be reached through corres
pondence sent to a certain box in the
post office. They are prepared to make
purchases for customers of all kinds of
merchandize they do not keep, and do it
it "simply as an accommodation to cus
tomers," who are charged only 5 per
cent, commission on the. net cost. The
firm employ no agents. There is prob
ably only one man composing it, and he
wants all the money the gulls send him
for himself. He gets all the letters with
the 10 cents enclosed for sample, the oc
casional sums sent to make purchases on
commission, and all the remittances for
the trash sent to his dupes, if in fact,
anything at all is sent. On the letters
asking for samples merely, the profits
amount to something worth while, for it
is known that a certain proportion of the
multitudes of circulars issued fall into
the hands of credulous fools, who place
boundless faith in anything which is set
up in type and printed. If such fools
would only consider how easy a thing it
is to start a swindle of this kind, the
dead beats who get them up might be
driven to hard work, or still better, per
haps, starvation. After sending out a
couple of hundred thousand circulars, at
a cost of a couple of hundred dollars or
less, the victimizer sits in his room and
awaits responses, which, strange to say,
in "tight times" particularly, come in
such numbers, that in a fortnight he has
his $200 back, together with a very
handsome margin of profit. Then he
starts another huge benevolent scheme,
with a different postoffice box as his head
quarters, addresses a different class of
people to those previously tempted, and
cleans out its fools of their spare funds
and so on until wealth brings renown,
and finally, he becomes the successful
candidate for aldermanic or higher hon
ors on the ticket of bummer party.—
The safety of these operators lies in the
fact that out of a thousand men who
have been duped it is hard to find one
who cares to expose the swindle, and
necessarily his own stupidity at the same
The Corn Crop.
The agricultural report for October
shows that the corn crop is 16 per cent,
below a normal crop. The crop of last
year was estimated at 1,092,000,000
bushels. In view of the decrease of
4 per cent, in area, the indicated reduc
tion is above 23 per cent., or 250,000,000
bushels. The only States returning the
average condition are Georgia, Florida,
Arkansas, California and Oregon. The
other averages are as follows:—Maine,
85 New Hampshire, 99 New York,
89 New Jersey, 99 Pennsylvania,
93: Delaware, 76 Maryland, 91 Vir
ginia, 99 North Carolina, 95 South
Carolina, 89 Alabama, 92 Mississip
pi, 86 Louisiana, 92 Texas, 78 Ten
nessee, 91 West Virginia, 96 Ken
tucky, 94 Ohio, 88 Michigan, 88
Indiana, 84 Illinois, 67 Wisconsin,
88 Minnesota, 97 Iowa, 81 Missou
ri, 76 Kansas, 66 Nebraska, 77.
Live Stock in Great Britain.
The total numbers of live stock in
Great Britain, according to the agricul
tural returns, were, for the last seven
Tear. Cattle. Sheep. Swine.
1867 4,993,634 28,919,101 2,966,979
1868 5,423,981 30,711,396 2,308,639
1869 5,313,473 29,538,141 1,930,452
1870 5,403,317 28,307,589 2,171,138
1871 5,337,759 27,119,669 2,499,692
1872 5,624,994 27,921,507 2,771,749
1873 ,. 5,964,549 29,427,635 2,500,269
Compared with 1872, it shows the fol
lowing increase and decrease:
Cattle, Increase. Sheep, Increase. Pigs,
and in Ireland—
Totals 433,963 1,730,549 612,658
JOSEPH CHURCHILL, of St. Croix
Falls, Wis., has purchased over sixteen
thousand pounds of Ginseng the past
season. It was shipped to A. Bailey, of
Menomonee. This looks as if Ginseng
had not given out in this locality, and
is quite a little revenue for the St.
Croix.—Pott Co. Pteu.
Tree-Planting in 18U.
The New York World says with re
spect to the subject of tree-plan tins:
Probably in no year in the history of
this country has there been such an
amount of tree-planting, East and
West, as was witnessed in 1873. The
agitation of this subject and the figures
exhibiting the rapid denuding of the
country of the primeval forests, have
attracted universal attention and in
some cases resulted in legislative resolu
tions if not legislative action and ap
propriation. During the Autumn of
1872 there were more nuts of nut
bearing forests trees planted on the old
farms of Eastern States than have been
planted in any ten years of our. history.
Next Spring will witness an extraor
dinary setting out of evergreen and
deciduous trees. Some of the Western
States have arbor-days fixed or set
apart for the planting by the Legisla
ture and premiums are offered to the
man who plants the greatest number of
trees on that day. We mention this to
show how the influence of timber upon
prairie climate is valued, aside from
the demand tor it for daily practical use
SUNDAY added nothing to enliven
the dullness of the business situation
as it closed on Saturday. Wall street
seems to be regaining slowly its confi
dence and strength, but there is a sug
gestion of trouble abroad in the news
from London. Stock-speculation of
the same daring and flighty sort that
brought ruin lately into the Vienna
Bourse has been rife for some time in
Lombard street, where the most fanci
ful and worthless mining, railroad, and
Government securities have been dealt
in with reckless avidity. In the reac
tion, which has been accelerated by the
financial panics on the Continent and
in this country, there has been a shrink
age in values of one thousand millions
of dollars during the year. There is a
great demand for money at 9 per cent,
and it is rumored that the Bank of
England will raise its discounted-rate
to 10 per cent., and that the Bank act
will be suspended, to allow it to extend
greater relief to the mercantile com
The Grain, Hay and Hog Crops.
The Nation Crop Reporter thus sums
up the crops of 1873 as compared with
those with 1872:—On corn, in the
States producing one-half the entire
crop of the United States, a loss of 2
per cent on wheat, in States produc
ing over 40 per cent, of the entire crop,
grain of 6 per cent on oats, in States
producing 40 per cent, of the entire
crop, a loss of 9 per cent. on hay, in
States producing over one-third the en
tire crop, a loss of 7 per cent., and on
swine, in States producing one-third of
the entire crop, a loss of 4 1-5 per cent.
The indications are largely increased
acreage of Winter wheat has been
sown this Fall, and with few exceptions
the conditions of the growing crops is
above the average.
JEWIS POPULATION OF FRANCE.—
According to the Jewish statistics, as
given by their authorities, there were,
in 1870, 108,436 Jews residing in
France, including Algeria, Oran, and
The Jewish population is thus divid
ed in several districts, or, as they call
it, conscriptions: For the district of
Paris, 22,000 Mete, 8,500 Nancy,
8,800, and in Nancy itself, 1,500. For
the district of Strasburg, 20,936 Col
mar, 17,000, and at Colmar, 1,250 at
Mulhouse, 2,000. For the district of
Lyons, 2,200 Marseilles, 3,300 Bor
deaux, 4,000 Bayonne, 2,200 Algiers,
7,000 Oran, 6,000 Constantine, 4,500.
Each district includes several places
with a larger or smaller Jewish popula
tion. Thus, for instance, in the district
of Strasburg, there are eighteen towns
and villages with a Jewish population.
Each district has a Grand Rabbin, and
each place a Rabbi, so that in the whole
of France there are seventeen Grand
Rabbins—Chief Rabbies. Paris has
three Chief Rabbies, and in the whole
of France there are fourteen Chief Rab
bies and fifty-seven Rabbies. They all
have been paid hitherto by the French
CLOSE OF THE THREE CENT WAR.
—It will be rememberd that, last
Spring, Mr. Moore of Kankakee, 111.
brought suit against the Illinois Rail
road Co. for compelling him to pay
more than three cents a mile. The
Kankakee Circuit Court, in which the
suit was brought, decided in favor of
the railroad, whereupon Mr. Moore ap
pealed to the Supreme Court which
last week affirmed the jndgment of the
A WESTERN newspaper, wishing to
do the handsome thing by the local doc
tor, recently made the following an
nouncement Dr. Crawford was called,
but under his prompt and skillful treat
ment the young man died Wednesday
afternoon We don't know what the
doctor said to this but if the editor of
that newspaper is taken sick we advise
him not to call in Crawford.
A WRONG SAYING.—It has been said
that None are injured by liquors but
those who drink." This is not true.—
In the fire at Chicago, a little girl, hur
rying through the street with her mother
toward a place of safety, was observed
by a drunken man, who was carousing
with his associates, and seeing her flaxen
hair waving in the breeze, he threw a
glass of liquor upon her the flames
caught her dress, and she gave her life a
testimony that others suffer besides those
TH E HUMAN INFLOW.—Contrary to
expectation, the immigration of last year
is eclipsed by that of the present year.—
The official tables have just been pub
lished. Itjappears that the emigration
to this country from Great Britain and
Germany during the fiscal year was:
From England 69,764
From Ireland 68,732
From Scotland 13,916
From Wales 1,214
Total from Great Britain 153,626
Total from Germany 147,109
LET NO MAN AS FOR LEISURE.—
The most fallacious ideas prevail respect
ing leisure. People are always saying to
themselves, I would do this, and I
would do that, if I had leisure." Now,
there is no condition in which the chance
of doing any good is less than in the con
dition of leisure. The man fully em
ployed may he able to gratify his good
dispositions by improving himself or his
neighbors, or serving the public in some
useful way but the man who has all his
time to dispose of as he pleases, has but
a poor chance, indeed, of doing so.
IT IS easy to tell when others are flat
tered, but not when we ourselves are
and every woman will lend firm belief to
the soft nothings of the very man whom
she believes to.be an arrant flatterer when
other women are in the case.
TOIL, feel, think, hope. You are sure
to dream enough before you die, without
making arrangements for the purpose.
DURING the examination of witness
es in the recent liquor prosecution at
Montpelier, Vt., before the Grand Jury,
a former well known landlord of a hotel
was called to the stand and interrogated
as follows :. Do you know of any liquor
being sold in Montpelier, of your own
personal knowledge?" "Yes," blufly
responded the ex-landlord I have
sold liquor to eight of that jury that
sit before you The prosecutor con
sidered him a "too willing witness,"
and told him he could go.
AN Illinois girl spelled the school
down, and then "stood up from 10
o'clock until 4, or until she wore out
three school ma'ams.
THE following is a genuine dialogue
which occurred recently in one of the
public schools of London :—Teacher to
TH E CHARGES AGAINST THE HOUGH
ELEVATOR CO.—A committee of the
Board of Trade of Chicago has been in
vestigating charges made against the ele
vator firm of R. M. & O. S. Hough &
Co., and declares that grave irregularities
have taken place that the laws against
the issuing of receipts for grain not actu
ally in store, and against the shipping of
grain by warehousemen without a return
being made, have been habitually disre
garded. The committee recommend leg
islation to afford additional protection to
the holders of warehouse receipts.
What gender is mouse
Feminine." Teacher .—
give the masculine gender."
Would inform the Ladies of Red Wing and vicinity
that she has opened afresh stock of
ON MAIN STREET, BELOW LOWATER'S,
4fsr*Purchasers are respectfully invited to call and
inspect the goods and prices.
S a A A A
A GOOD FARM
Ofone hundred and sixty acres of land, about eight
miles from.Red Wing, on the Wisconsin side,in Pierce
county, in the town of Isabel. The farm is well fenced
with both line and cross fences, has a road on two
sides of it and a row of fine shade trees shading each
road. There are sixty acres under cultivation and
twenty more ready for the plow also forty acres of.
good timber lands. Theformhas a good, comfortable
house and barn, good sheds and out-houses, an
orchard of one hundredand fifty trees,just commenc
ing to bear.
Parties who wish to buy a Cheap Farm will do well
to examine this one before purchasing elsewhere.
Price, $2,000, on easy terms.
For further information inquire of 0. E. KIMMEL,
on the place, or at
THE ORANGE ADVANCE OFFICE,
Red Wing, Minn.
*»"N. B. Will exchange for property in Red Wing.
I S GRAHAM,
OF O A
Conveyancer and General Collection Agent,
RED WINO, MINNESOTA.
49" Taxes paid for non-residents.
I I S O N & HALL,
S A S A W
Offlcein '•Keystone'' Brick Block,Main street,Red
Wing,Minntcota. Will attend to the duties of their
•rofessionln alltfae Btateand federal Courts.
W. C. WlUIMOir. O.K. BALL.
B. & B. F. SHELDON
HATS AND CAPS,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
AND GLASS WARE.
A OOOD ASSORTMENT
ALWAYS ON HAND
AND SOLD AT THE
O W E S FRXCS8
MUSIC HALL HLOCK, RED WING, MINN.
& S HAYNES,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
A N E S S A N COLLARS,
WBIPS, BRUSHES, COMBS, tie,
Repairing neatly done,
Red Wing, Minn.
O A PUBLIC
ZUMBROTA, GOODHUE Co., MINN.
Dealer in all kinds of
GRAIN, FLOUR, HIDES, LIME,
SALT, CEMENT, &c.
S E A O A FRBCCrHT
Tickets for sale to all important points via River
and Rail, East, West, North and South.
STONE WAREHOUSE ON LEVEE.
Wholesale and Retail Manufacturer and Dealer in
FURS, GLOVES, &c,
Corner Thir a Streets,
RED WING, MINN.
E. HAWKINS & CO.,
Exclusive Dealers in
WINDO W SHADES,
Sign, Carriage and
Ornamental Tainting in
all its Branches.
A New Merchant Tailor's Shop has just opened in
POST OFFICE BLOCK,
Please call and see our GOODS, and see what a
GOOD FIT in the Clothing line youcan get.
T. s. LOYD,
Red Wing, Minnesota.
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, HATS, CAPS,
BOOTS, SHOES, &c,
Masonic Block, Corner of Basil and
RED WINO, MINN.
JOHN LYONS, PROPRIETOR,
Corner Plumb and Third Sreets,
BED WING, Minnesota.
This Home it entirely new, comfortably furnished
and sufficiently large to accommodate all who may
eror it with their patronage.
OOOD STABLING ACCOMMODATIONS.
Machine Shop and Foundry,
CORNER OF BUSH AND LEVEE STS.,
Are doingIron Work,and Furnishing Lightand Heavy
Castings of every description. Also, repairing Steam
Engines, Machinery for Mills and Factories, Thresh
ing Machines, Headers, Reapers, Mowers, Drills, Ac.
Casting in Bass done to order. Old Metals wanted.
O W E SEWING MACHINE
The BEST in the World.
SEE THE NEW IMPROVED.
For sale at E. P. Lowater's.
JAS. C. HAWES, Agent.
W E E TO FIND THE
W. EISENBRAND Co.
Will and do sell all of their Goods consisting of
SHIRTS and SHIRTINGS,
TRUNKS and SATCHELS,
HATS and CAPS,
READY MADE BOYS' SUITS
SUITS CUT AND MADE TO ORDER,
GRANGE PRICES FOR CASH.
Give us a call and you will find what we say we mean.
WM. EISENBRAN & CO.,
Sign of the Green Front, Main Street,
Red Wing, Minn.
A E & MATTHEWS,
LAC KSMITH S,
AND MANUFACTURERS OF
WAGONS, PLATFORM WAGONS, SLEIGHS
SLEDS, £c., £c.,
Horse Shoeing and Repairing done to order.
KEMPE & CO.
Dry Goods, Millinery Goods,
CROCKERY, HATS, CAPS, NOTIONS, &c,
RED WING, MINNESOTA.
Clauson's old stand, corner of Plumb and Third sts.
I E I & HACK,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
WINES AND LIQUORS,
FLOUR AND PEED
Corner of Rush and Third Streets,
RED WING, MINNESOTA.
Shelf and Heavy Hardware,
PAINTS, OILS, GLASS,
GAS PIPE AND FIXTURES.
STEAM and GAS FITTING in all branches.
79 MAI N St., E WINO, MINN.
A E S WITNEY,
MANUFACTURER OF AND DEALBB Ilf
Breech and Muzzle Loading duns.
SPORTING APPARATUS, §c.
Bevolvers, Winchester Repeating
S O A E O W A I N
Red Wing, Minnesota.
pRED. J. McINTIRE.
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
GBEEN, DRIED ftnd CANNED FRUITS,
E WING, MINN.
49» Goodt Delivered Free to any Fart of the City.-