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1 T^EUECORATRKinJAy ARLINGTON
PEOGRESS OF THE P0TEB* COM'
MITTEE NEW IMPEWEMENTSiON
THE PHONOGRAPH THE JjTEV
HOME OF DON CAMERON. KEYS BET-
(From our regular correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, J), June 1. 1878.
The 30th of May, which was for
merly designated oy the (xrand Ar
my of the Republic as a day upon
which it .should do honor tothejTall
en comrades which lay buried in the
various cemeteries, has become a
general holiday, and its observance
jhere was almost complete. Arling
ton, Soldiers Home, Congressional,
Oak Hill and other cemeteries where
the "heroic dead" slumber were
naturally the centres of attraction.
All (government work was suspend
ed and many business houses allowed
half their ep^ployees a day's recrea
tion or closed up entirely.
President Hayes, part of his Cabi
net and a number of Senators and
Representatives left Washington last
Wednesday for Gettysburg. For the
first time, therefore, in the history
of this country since the rebellion,
Arlington and its ceremonies were
neglected by the President of the
United States Heretofore the people
have-thronged to the nearest eeme^j
tery where so much naoaeyhad been'
lavishly spent in heautifiying and
otherwise increasing the natural
attractions of the former house of
Curtis and of Lee, in order to see
their Chief Magistrate. Ifow, tjjis
pleasure has been denied them and
,an old and valued custom has
been lightly set at naught by one
who is fast losing the popularity his
liberal policy at first obtained for
The example thus set by our rulers
was followed by a large portion of
the populace, as fewer people than
usual walked &n# rode from every di
rection, and in all conceivable
vehicles to witness the proceedings
#t the "National Cemetry."
What a world of memories the
very nameArlingtonf&eafis to
every niind. Each grave, each natur
al terrace, each grassy mead has its
own story to tell. The extended view
of marble headstones, the long aven
lies of graves, over which a Iree
and united country's flag proudly
waves, breathe a history and noise
lessly repeat a heroic struggle. Tbg
broad and often travelled roads, the
hills and dales have so much to say
and are so inviting to the weary
visitor that one might dwell on other
features of this lovely and silent
'city of the death'' than those which
summoned the erowd thither or
The Potter Investigating Commit
tee were in session an ho&r thte
morning and adjourned hold a sec
ond meeting at 2:30 this afternoon.
T.he time of the morning session was
^aken up on a motion to re-consider
t'le vote whereby the committee de
cided to conduct the investigation
with closed doors. No conclusion
was reached, but the debate indicat
edthata majority of the members
were in favor of open sessions, and
that the doors wi!l be pen to news
paper correspondents as soon as wit
nesses are to be examined. Thw will
probably be at the afternoon session,
when it is believed James E. Ander
son, the supervisor of West Felici
ana (La.) parish, will be placed on
the witness stand. Anderson arived
1 er fcader a subpoena this morning.
It is expected that the sub-committee
which, is ts'gfl to Florida will get
away to-morrow night, as McLin's
condition is such that if his testimo
ny.is hot soon taken hie will not be
jii the land of the living, and there
fore well but of the reach of a Con
gressional-summons. The sub-com
mittee to investigate the alleged
I ouisiana frauds will not leave before
vhe middle of next week. The House
Ijhis morning passed the bill appro
priating $20,000 for the expense of
%e committee. After the Senate!
passes it, the bill will have to go to
the President for signature, and if he
signs it he will .be aiding what is
called a revolutionary committee
With inohey to conduct its opera
The telephone and phonograph
re already old stories in the rush of
announcements of wonderful inven
tions. Our public buildings are fur
nished with telephones and the
squeak of the ^phonograph is heard
through the lanj But new marvels
keep the public hi $ state of wonder.
The aerophone, a sort of articulating
calliope, a truly"fiendish invention,
the auragraph, which transmits all
the sounds in a room, with increased
distinctness, to an adjoining apart-
which in conjunction with the tele
phone, renders sounds greatly mag
nificent at long distances, Jiave suc
cessfully attracted attention. For
the last named invention application
foy Patent is now pending in the
Patent Office, but the lucky invent
or this time is an Englishman. It
increases the capacity of the ,ear in
the same way that the telescope does
that of the eye. It was discovered
that vibrations of sound are repro
duced with the greatest delicacy and
with increased force when pieces of
charcoal, previously heated to white
ness and plunged into a mercury
bath, are interposed, closely pressed
together, in an electric circuit.
Sounds scarcely audible may be re
produced with' any degree of loudness
at long distances. It is claimed that
the footsteps of a housefly may be
heard as far as a telephone wire
stretches* The development of these
various inventions, and their combi
nations with one another will un
doubtedly result in the construction
of instruments of great practical u
tility, as well as satisfy from time to
time the public graving for some
thing novel and wonderral.
Senator and Mrs. J. Donald Came
ron arrived in the city last Sunday.
The Senator brought a fair young
bride to his residense on I street.
This old mansion has ever had a
charming young hostess. When
Senator Frelinghuysen, was in the
Senate, owing to their mother being
an invalid, the Misses Frelinghuysen
did the honors of the house. Each
daughter, in turn, took charge for a
week and their lunches, receptions,
and jparties are yet remembered as
models of graceful, generous hospi
tality. To the delicious marvels in
cookery that were prepared under
the direction of these young ladies
may be attributed the organization
of that pet society. *'The belles of
the kitcnen," that numbers among
its members the belles par excellence
of society in the First word. After
the Misses Frelinghuysen came Miss
Cameron, the daughter of the Sena
tor, who presided with queenly grace
and dignity Over her father's house
hold, and now comes the fair young
wife to grace the lunches, dinners,
and receptions of the Senator from
The session of the Cabinet at the
meeting yesterday was very brief.
Assistant Secretary Seward repre
sented the State Department, in the
absence of Secretary Evarts. No
business of public inierest was trans
acted, but a fe minor appoint
ments were determined on and the
names sent to the Senate Posk
master-General Key was congratu
lated by all the members upon his
letter to the public endorsing the ad*
ministration of which he is a mem
ber, and pronounced good by all.
The Growing Wheat Crop*
Eli Perkins writing from Fair
mont, Neb., says
I have thought and written all
along, before examening Iowa, Min
nesota^and Nebraska critically, that
the wheat crop would be one third
larger this year than ever before, but
every day I am more and more as
tounded at ihe" immensity of the
growing crbpi To-dayand I have
seen personally as much of the grow
ing-crop as any one person in the
United Statesto-day, I say, I will
stake my journalistic reputation that
there is 60 per cent more wheat grow
ing in the United States than ever be
I find that some winter wheat in
Southern Illinois, Indiana, and Ken
tucky is a little damaged by rust,
and a few fields will be completely
destroyed, but I have laot seen a dam
aged piece of wheat in Northern Illi
nois,in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa,
or Nebraska. An immense wheat
crop is growing this spring in West
ern Nebraska and in Dakota on lands
never before plowed."
As to the effect this immense
wheat crop will have upon the
markets of. the world, Mr, Perkins
"Whea will go down to 50 cents
in Iowa, to 65 in Chicago, to 80 in
New York, and to 90 in Liverpool.
War will add 20 cents to these fig
ures, but with peace miy prophecy
will prove true. Let the Chicago
grain man remember.'the figures.
Why, when we deliver wheat for
less than $1.00 in Liverpool it will
cripple.the Russian wheat-growers,
who. cannot compete with us. The
bulk of our wheat is raised on land
worth less than $12.00 an acre, and
much on land worth less than $5.00
per acre. How can the English,
Irish, Scotch, Hungarian and Rus
sian farmers compete with us when
his lands are worth from $100 to
A HUMEBIST'S DINAER.^
^Twenty minutes for dinner,",
shouted the brakeman, as we ap
Arrived there,I.eiier,ed $& dining
room and inquired of tfie waiter.
"What do you have for dinger?"
"Twenty minutes" was the hur
I told him I would try a half a
dozen minutes raw on the half shell,
just to see how they went. Told him
to take a minute of it on his books.
He scratched his head, trying to com
prehend the order but gave it up,
and waited upon some one else.
I approached a man who stood
near the door with a lot of silver in
his hand: ""What do you have for
"Half a dollar," says he.
I told him I would take half a
dollar well done. I asked him if he
couldn't give me, in addition, a
boiled pocket-book stuffed with
greenbacks, and some seven thirties
garnished with pesstage stamps and
ten eent scrip also a Confederate
bond, done brown, with lettuce
alone. And I would like to wash
my dinner down with national bank
notes on "draft."
He said they were out of every
thing but the banknotes, and that
as soon as the train left he would
order thewaiter to "draw some.
Poof of Affection. They were dis
puting as to who had the richest
father, -and the smaller one finally
flew the track and called out:
"Well, I've got the best sister,
"Iguess not," replied the other.
"Yes, I have!"
I guess not, I've got the bossest
sislter in Detroit, .She'll stay home
any day for let me we&r her shoes to
"My sister will do more than
that!" put in the little one, "She'll
take the string out-of her corset for
me to spin my top with, and if I lose
it she'll stay home from a party and
never give me a word of sass! is your
sister any bosser than that?"
The big boy had to take a back
seat,Detroit Free Press.
NEW ULM MEAT MARKET,
05^ Next door to Pennsylvania House ^0
NEW ULM, MINN.
IBERIA, Juiie 7th, 1878.
There is considerable excitement- over Josiah's
communications from Iberia.Some suppose him
to be of the clerical order, and you can't beat them
out of that idea, A man among us got so mad
that he gave ex-pjfession to his pent-iip wrath in
language whicfafcnpljed that if he were a grand In
quisitbr, .Josiah would be inevitably burned. Some
$ire scared at st&eir shadow and make fools of
ihemfeeives. ffhey think, they see a nigger in the
fence and can swear that it is a nigger, when, on
Closer inspection, conclude that it was a charred
stump. One divine is so positive that Josiah wears
the white neck tie that he makes no bones in telling
St: What.a knowing man! How fortunate to be
possessed of such sagacity! This last named gentle
man and a few of his sympathizers have pronounced
sentence against our valued correspondent, and if
he is ever taken, they will compel him to abjure
his errors in the most solemn manner, or be burned
at the stake. Josiah, you stand impeached by your
accusers. You are branded as a heretic, and must
keep dark until a more tolerant spirit prevails.
My opinion is Josiah must be omnipresent. He
knows all that is transpiring among us. He has
told us nothing but the truth. That is the reason
why our people feel his thrusts so keenly. They
are well aware what he says contains more truth
than poetry. Being a resident of Iberia, I can tes^
tify that Josiah has not exaggerated a bit. And the
more I think the matter over the more I am cou^.
vinced that Josiah is not only omnipresent, but an
actual being among us, however inclined welldis
posed persons may be to think otherwise. lam
surprised that any intelligent individual should de,
nounce and excoriate a person with such infinite
relish, on mere snrmize or conjecture. It is thg
way, however, that not a few people have of doing
thingsalways basing their conclrfons on mere
hypothesis. The warp ad woof of their dispbsii
tion is constructed of jealousy and prejudice, and
though one may sterraousiy assert his innocence
and demonstrate it beyond cbritradiction, it were
the height of folly to trjr to beat any knowledge in
to such people's heads.
If communities do not want their acts ventilated,
let (them behave themselves. I do not blame JosU
ah for telling what he did. He has thrown a little
light upon some things, and it this light that drives
people mad. The parties see their deformity re
fleeted in its glare, and revolt at the portraiture.
I would add my deiiunication against the con
duct of the party or pal-ties who had a hand in the
breaking up of the Sunday School at Albion: It was
no credit, but a burning shame to the ones who
participated is its destruction. This talk about
Union is all bbsji: In the sense in which "these self
styled liberalises teach the idea, it is a caricature on
Christian principle. "By their fruits ye shall know
them.*' Now, be careful, my dear constituency,
how you report to your next door neighbor that
I am a minister. This is a peevish remark but
people will talk.
A game of base ball was played between Golden
Gate and Iberia. We do not think that Golden
Gate received that ftouitesy that should have been
extended to her.
Clnbs are too eager to win, and their ambition, in
this direction, sometimes overleaps itself. When
it does, a factional jealousy is created which runs
high, and generates a good deal of unpleasantness.
Unless the players can hold tlieir temper, and prac
tice that graceful dip called courtesy, a victory is
unquestionaHy a defeat.
Iberia will yet emerge from her sectional strifes,
her fermentation purifying her from all unhealthi
ness, and take high stand in the scale of being.
A broader and eaore catholic spirit will prevail, her
old fogies lafd on the shelf, her teachers willing to
live and let liye, her girls getting married, and the
millennium come. UNION.
ALL KINDS OF, Jjpf^i,
FRESH MEATS?*** fe|a^
HAUSAGE, ajrtfe*?* it/i
everything that'may be found in a
FRST-CLASS MEAT MARKET}
(QonstaAtly, kept on hand.
Default has been made in .the conditions of a
certain Mortgage, bearing date, the 23d day of Oc
tober, A. D. 1875, executed and delivered by Philip
M. Carr, and Narcissa Carr, his wife, mortgagors, to
George Baumgartner, mortgagee, which .mortgage
was duly recorded in the ofhee of Register of Deed's,
in and for the. County of Brown, and State of Min
nesota, on the 23d day of October, A. D. 1S75, atone
half o'clock, P. M., in Book "G" of Mortgages, on
page 613. The amount claimed to be due and un
paid at'the date of this notice upon said mortgage,
is the sum of One Hundred and Twenty-four Dol
lars, and no action or proceedings at law or other
wise has been instituted to recover the amount of
said mortgage debt or any part thereof:
Now-therefore, notice is hereby given, that by
virtue of the power of sale in said mortgage con
tained, and pursuant to the statutes in such icase
made and provided, said mortgage will be fore
closed and the premises described in and covered
by said Mortgage, to wit: The West half of the
South Wst quarter, of Section Twenty-seven (27)
and .the East half of the south 'East-quarter, of Sec
tion T\vnty-eight (28) in Township One Hundred
and Nine (10) North, of Range Thirty-three (33)
West, .containing 100 acres according to Govern
ment Survey, situated in the-County of Brown and
State-.of Minnesota, with the hereditaments and ap
purtenances, will be sold at public vendue to the
highest ladder for cash, by the Sheriff of said Coun
ty, at the front door of the office of-said Sheriff, in
the City of New Ulm, in said County and State
aforesaid, .on Thursday, the 11th day of July, A. D.
1878, at *0 o'clock &-. M., for the purpose of paying
the money due upon said mortgage, together with
twenty-five dollars attorney's" fees stipulated in
said mortgage to be paid in case of foreclosure, and
the'disbursements allowed by law^ subject to .re-
demption at any time within one year from the day
of sale, as provided by law.
Dated, New Ulm, Minn., May 23d. A. D. 187&.
J. Newhart, Attorney for Mortgagee.
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
Pictures, Frames, Mouldings
and Children's Carriages.
Siiiger Sewing machine --$85.00
New Davis $35.(10
Wheeler & Wilson $35.o O
Machines sold on time or monthly
payments. MINNESOTA ST NEW ULM, MI-N/N.
J. B. Arnold,
i Dealer in
COOKING & HEATING STOVES,
Tin-ware & Farming Implements.
The shop is in charge of an experienced hand
Alio give the mending and repairing of tin-ware
hib special attention. All work warranted.
Comer of Minn, and Id North Streets.
New Ulm Minn.
PATENTS obtained for Inventors, in the United Stages, Cana
da, and Europe, at reduced rates. With our princl
pal Office located in Washington, directly opposite
United States Patent Office, we are able to attend to
lql Patent Business with gieater promptness and
dispatch and less cost, than other patent attorneyb,
who are at a distance from Washington, and who
have, therefore, to employ "associate attorneys."
We make preliminary 'examinations and furnish
opinions as to patentability, free of charge, and all
ho aie interested in new inventions and Patents
are invited to send for a. copy of our "Guide foi ob
taining Patents,"' which is oent free to any address,
and contains complete instructions how to obtain
Patents, and other valuable matter. We refer to
the Germ an-American National Bank, Washington,
C: the Royal Swedish, Norw egian, and Danish
Legations, at Washington, Hon. Joseph Casey, late
Chief Justice U. S Court ofClaim to the Officials
the U. S. Patent Office, and to Senators and
Members of Cougress-frora every State.
Address: LOUIS BAGGER dc Co., Solici
tors of Patents and Attorneys at Law, Le Droit
Building, WASHINGTON, D. C.
FOB SALE, CHEAP,
Five acres of
ered land, situated in Milford, about
five miles from New Ulm. Inquire afc
the Review office.
jm% ri*/* ^lM
Also a good shirt made uf excellent Muslin andfineheavy Linen $1.
QILILCTT STYLE AND WORKMANSHIP WARRENTED THE VERY BEST.
A PERFECT FITGU^ANTEED OR
Please call and examine them. For Sale by
KIESLING, KELLER & CO.
StBe st Duality
are made of
muslin an 1
CUFFS 3 PLY.
has established a branch house in New
Ulm, in Kiesling's brick building, op
posite Epple's meat market. The un
dersigned, one of the proprietors,
would respectfully announce to the
public that he will receive and forward
to the factory wool for spinning and
carding purposes. Wool will also be
received in exchange for goods. An
experienced tailor has been employed
and orders for suits, of the best quali
ty and at lowest prices, Avill be filled
on short notice. Call and examine
the goods and'obtainprices.
NEW MILLINERY STORE,
JUST OPENED IN
Bedmarm's Block, Minn. St.
MRS. I. If. GIBBS.
1 have just received a? large and elegant assort,
ment of millinery goods, and respectfully invito
the public to call and examine my goods before
Low prices and prompt attention, is my motto.
Also Sewing machinesjkept for sale.
MRS. I. H. GIBBS.
MILLINERY AND DRESSMAKING,
MRS. THOMAS E. WALTON.
Opp. Dakota House, New Ulm,"Mbw.
I have just received a new and splendid assort
ment of millinery goods, embracing all the latest
styles and patterns,? which I am prepared to offer
at prices to suit the times. I also keep dress pat.
U^ Farm produce taken in exchange for goods
MRS. THOMAS E. WALTON.
AND RUNS LIKE A TOP.
NO CAMS, NO GEARS, NO SPRINGS,
AND NO NOISE.
This BEST Machine
Can be sold at Hard Times Prices.,
INSIST UPOIT SEEING IT. f,
Circulars and Price-Lists on application to
WEED S. M. CO., CHICAGa,iLL.
FOR SALE BY gv
S 3D. ipeterson,
,ll New Ulm, Minn.
MORRISSON, FLDMMES & Co.,
PEALERS IN A
&T:l Lubricating Oilsif S
52 i 54 Iiake Street, CHICAGO, JUS.