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"WASiuxGTiiN, April 25th, 1877
The Marquis de Chamln-uu & a vol
untary French exile, whose wife is the
daughter of Lafayette, lie is the au
thor of a book called Le pouring Execu
ted aux Etats Utiis, which was pub
lished in New York, and he was inti
mate with 8111111101' and Schurz, was for
awhile the attorney of the French Le
gation and may be now for aught I
know to the contrary. At all events
this is what the Marquis de Chamburu
says of the present Master and Mistress
of the Executive Mansion. "The Presi
dent is a great improvement over every
thing have seeu in this position, and
his lady would pass for her rank in our
country." Could they have a higher
There is much distress in our citv
just now. because of the wholesale dis
charge of employees in the Treasury,
which took phiee the eighteenth. Over
three hundred were dismissed and there
are further removals yet to be made.
This process of weeding out the unnec
essary employees of an over crowded
Department is always painful, and in
Washington it is unusually so, because
it throws so many out of employment
who are poor and needy, have no other
means of support, and find themselves
in a city which has realy none but gov
ernment business to speak of and noth
ing to take the place of the regular pav
they have received from the government
These political situations are really
undesirable if one can only look at them
in a true light. To begin with there is
never a surety of retaining them. One
is liable at any time to be removed.
Then the pay is small for the labor is
light. There is absolutely no chance
for promotion, or advancement, or im
provement, and the longer one serves in
a subordinate government office, the less
he is fitted for more energetic business
for, after drifting on the current for
years, it is hard to turn and row against
the stream and tide. It is certainly
true that there is nothing that pays half
so poorly and is so uncertain as politics,
and the most impolitic thing a man or
woman who can earn an honest living
by other means, can do is to accept a
It is well known that a pare of the
President's policy is to unseat no office
holder who is thoroughly competent and
trustworthy, and yet he is quite fre
quently asked for positions already well
filled. A case cf this kind occurred
last week when a company of scientific
gentlemen called on the President and
after much preliminary conversation on
general and scientific topics, they
breached the subject of appointments,
and urged the merits of their candidate
for the office of Commissioner of Agri
culture. The President heard them
through, and then mildly inquired if
they could inform him when Commis
sioner Watts the present Commissioner
of Agriculture intended to resign. No
they could not. They had no informa
tion on that subject. When you hear
of his resignation, said the President
"come over and see me again." Exit
savans, bowing solemnly, with myster.
ious looks of enlightenment among them
The grand and Diplomatic Dinner
given last week by the President and
Mrs Hayes, in honor of the Russian
Dukes, was the first they have given,
and was a very great affair. About
thirty-five guests were present. The
whole ground floor of the mansion was
illuminated and decorated with flowers,
the full Marine Band discoursed sweet
music, thunder rolled and lightning
flashed as if the very elements would do
honor to the royal guests. Some one
suggested the storm, sharp and violent
as it was, to be ominous of the conflict
in which the Grand Duke's country is
engaged. The loudest crash of thunder
for the whole evening, pealed out as
Alexis stepped from the door, in taking
his departure, and never ceased its rum
ble till the wheels of his coach rolled
from the grounds.
The weather is warm and delightful
and would be thoroughly enjoyable but
for our national tendency for borrowing
trouble which makes us dislike this
charming season because it is the sure
harbinger of the exhaustindy oppres
sive one coming. Why can't we remem
ber and act according to this.
Time was, ii past, thou cans't not it recall.
Time is, thou hast,enjoy the portion small.
Time future is not and may never be,
Time present is the only time for thee.
M. M. W.
The following letter does not contain
any news of special moment, but it is a
model letter for those who have farms
to sell. We will venture that the writer
has not misrepresented his land in any
important particular. The letter was
addressed to a resident of Bay City,
Pierce county, Wis.
OvisTERViLLE, Oregon, Mar. 14,1877.
Dear Sir: Yours of the 27th was
received last night. In answer to your
questions in reference to my farm, first,
it is about five miles from the ocean
beach. There is not much of a chance
for a settlement, only a few claims along
the Columbia river, or Baker's Bay, the
land back is broken and not likely to be
taken up for settlement for a long time
yet. About half of my farm is tide
land, all of which is overflowed at the
highest tides, in the winter when it is
stcrmy or high winds a portion would
be overflowed on the highest tides in
Chenook river is what is called a tide
land stream. It is 200 or more yards
wide at its mouth- As it is crooked, it
may be two miles to the hills. There
it is only a mountain stream. The up
land is sandy and not more than five to
ten feet higher than the tide land.
There is no cultivated grass on the place
but the high land grass is firstrate for
making butter. There is no orchard on
the place, but orchards do very well on
on the sandy laud and you can also
raise vegetables and that is about all,
as I think it is too near the coast to
The fact is, the only thing the place
is tit for is a dairy farm (as stock or
beef is low now.) Butter here is gen
erally from 33 37*0 cts. per lb. and
it is the nicest place to make butter and
cheese there is in the whole country.
You ask what time we have to feed
stock, I can hardly answer that ques
tion, as I have a few tons of hay in the
barn that I have had there 6 or 8 years,
but cows should be fed in March and
April if they have calves. I have 80 or
90 head of cattle on the place now and
have not fed them nor do I expect to.
I think I will sell quite a little beef
Once in awhile we have a winter that
the snow lays on the ground 3 or 4
weeks, but not very often. This has
been a first rate winter. Now if you
want a place where you can have a first
rate dairy and not much .of anything
else, you would find my place to suit
you better than any place I know of.
You would not have many neighbors,
consequently, for schooling and church
it would be lacking.
Now for marketing: Astoria would
be your market, distance ten or twelve
miles, but no landing near my farm. A
steamer runs twice a week from Astoria
to Unity, 15 miles, then you have to
come right back up the river or bay to
my place. You have neither mud in
the winter nor dust in summer. Al
though it is a very pleasant and good
place, yet if you have young children to
school you would do better somewhere
There are some places on government
land near here, but the Humbug rail
road Co. have an interest in it and you
can't tell much about it- There is a
Dutch settlement in Aurora, Oregon
that owns ten or fifteen good farming
claims in another part of this county,
and I think they are for sale. You can
address John Geisey, Aurora, Oregon
Price of my farm is $5,500.
Some of the stock is wild and not
worth much. I have some good cows
worth from $20.00 to $30.00 each.
You may think strange that there should
be wild stock, but I have never lived on
the place, my business being in Oyster
ville. I bought the place about fifteen
years ago, about ten years ago I had a
contract for supplying beef, so I fenced
the place and beef came down so I could
not make anything selling beef, and
many of my cattle went wild. The
barn on the place is good enough for
what you would want, but the house is
small and it would take a month or two
to put the fence in repair.
An Army Story.
A good story is told of George
of Co. A. 5th Minn., Vol. While up
the Red river in Louisiana, on Bank's
memorable campaign in 1864, the army
was under the strictest orders against
stealing rebel property or "Jayhawk
ing" as the boys expressed it. The
orders were enforced in a great measure,
so far as the 13th and 19th corps were
concerned, but with A. Smith's ICth
fellows, it was more difficult, as they
never could or would understand that
there was any harm in hooking on to
whatever came in their way. A groat
part of the population in that country
are French. Many of them so much so
that they do not speak English sit all.
This was especially the case in the
vicinity or the little town of Marksville.
While the army was passing through
this town, George thought he saw a
rare good chance to "Jayhawk" some
thing and notwithstanding there were
strict orders against it, he dropped out
of the ranks and was seen no more un
til undown, when he came into camp
with almost a cart load of eggs, hams,
jars of preserves, &e. He had enlisted
a contraband to help him in with his
load. As ho put down a largo basket
filled with eatables, Capt. Dorsey asked
him "Where did you get those things,
George I got them back yonder in
town, says he. But you know the
orders, and I hope you did not steal
them. O no, Captain, they were
given to me. "How's that "Why
you see, Captain, I called in to see an
old French gentleman and his wife and
they were the most hospitable people
I ever met. They kept a little store
and as I was looking over their stock
they invited me to help myself and I
did so and then kept urging me to
to take more, at least I think that's
what they were doing. They spoke
very broken English and I could not
understand all they said, but as near
as I could make out they were still
urging me to take more when I left.
The cream of the joke lay in the fact
that the Frenchmau and his wife were
cursing him in the most fluent manner
with every breath, but George chose
just then to consider them the kindest
people in the world, and as it was
easier to believe his statement than to
look for proof to the contrary the cap
tain kindly took itjfor granted and took
supper with the boys and relished it.
O W N O E O S A E
A A A A I N
MONEY LOANED &c
BY B. B. E E
A half acre lot with good stone
foundation and cistern and consid
erable lumber for building in Insti
tute Addition for sale at a bargain.
On of the finest locations in the
A first class
brick residence on
$150. A lot desirably located in
South Side Addition.
60 Lots in Institute Addition to
Re Wing at greatly reduced prices.
These lots are near the business
centre of the city, and are offered at
a price that will make them a profi
7 Lots in Aker's Subdivision com
manding a view of the city. This
portion of the city is improving more
rapidly than any other.
Th Dr Mills property on Fourth
street, a two story frame house and
a full let and a half.
City property to exchange for
farms or for equities subject to mort
Money to Loan on Real Estate.
All branches of conveyancing, lit
igation, collections, & promptly
attended to at the new office of
B. B. E E
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
I old post office block on Bush
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Residence corner of Third and Franklin
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All kinds of Castings made to order, and
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A E OF MINNESOTA,)
COUNTY OF GOODHUE.
District Court, First Judicial Dis
William D. Slrou'd, Plaintiff, against
Warren Brayton, Defendant,
Notice is hereby given that in pur
suance and hy virtue of a Judgment
and Decree of the District Court of the
first Judicial District of the State of
Minnesota, made and rendered in the
above entitled action on the 5th day of
January, A. D. 1877, and on that day
docketed in the office of the clerk of
said Court, iti the county cf 3oodhue,
in said District, a transcript of which
judgment, duly certified by said clerk,
has been delivered to me, I, the under
I signed Sheriff, as such Sheriff will sell
at public auction, to the highest bidder
for cash, afc the front door of the Court
House, in the city of Red Wing, said
Goodhue countv, on Saturday the 19th
day of May, A. D. 1877, at" 10 o'clock
in the forenoon of said day. the land
and premises described in said Decree,
or so much thereof as will be sufficient
to satisfy the sum of one hundred and
ninety-nine dollars and ninety-six cents,
together with interest, costs and dis
bursements. Said land and premises
to be sold are described in said Decree
as follows to-wit: That certain tract or
parcel of land situate in the county of
Goodhue, and State of Minnesota,
known and described as follows to-wit:
The north half of the south west
quarter of section number twenty (20
in township number one hundred and
nine (109) north of range number six
teen (16) west.
Dated Red Wing, Minnesota, April
od, A. D. 1877.
MARTIN S. CHANDLER,
Sheriff of Goodhue county.
Attorney for Plaintiff. 26w7
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E STAT E OF MINNESOTA 1
OOUXTV OF GOODHUE.
In Justice Court, before Christie
Phillips, Justice of the Peace.
Leo Roth, Plaintiff, against A. Nich
ols and Wm. Cobern, Defendants.
The State of Minnesota to A. Nichols
and Wm. Cobern, you are hereby sum
moned and required to be and appear
before the undersigned, one of the Jus
tices of the Peace in and for said coun
ty, on the 12th day of May, 1877, at ten
o'clock in the forenoon, "at my office in
Red Wing, in said county, to answer to
Leo Roth in a civil action. Should yon
fail to appear at the time and place
aforesaid, judgment will be rendered
against you upon the evidence adduced
by said Leo Roth, for such sum as he
shall show himself entitled to.
Given under my hand this 16th day
of April, 1877. CHRISTIE PHILLIPS,
28w3 Justice of the Peace.
OF MINNESOTA, 1
COUNTV OP GOODHUE,
District Court, First Judicial District.
Ole Johnson, Plaintiff, Against Mar
garet A. Kelley Defendant—Sum
mons for Relief.
The State of Minnesota to the above
You are hereby summontd and required
to answer the complaint in the above entit
led action, which has been filed with the
Clerk of said Court in his office at the Court
House in Red Wing, in saia Goodhue coun
ty, ononis twenty-eighth day of March A.
D. 187". and to serve a copy of your answer
to the said complaint on the subcriber at his
office, in the city of Red Wing, in the coun
ty of Goodhue, and State aforesaid, within
twenty days after the service of this sum
mons on you, exclusive of the day of such
service and if you tail to answer "the said
complaint within ihe time aforesaid, the
Plaintiff will apply to the said Court for
the relief demanded in the said complaint.
Dated Red Wing, Minnesota, March 2Sth.
A. D. 1S77. B. B. Herbert
25w7 Plaintiff's Attorney.
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Worker in IRON, BRASS and other
Sowing Machines Repaired
And made as good as new machines
Steam Fittings, Brass Goods, and Fancy
and Machine Screws kept on hand.
Tools. Knives, Scissors, Stove Covers,
Water Pipes, 4 promptly repaired.
All work warranted to give satisfaction.