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New Ulm Heview.
.BRANDT & WEDDENDORP, Publishers.
NEW ULM, MINNESOTA*
J. R. Dodge, statistician of the de
partment of agriculture at Washing
ton, estimates that the yield of the
"three leading cereals, corn, wheat and
oats, will this year reach an aggregate
of 2,550,000,000 bushels or 1,500,-
000,000 of corn, 450,000,000 of
wheat, and 600,000,000 of oats.
A trial just completed in the Court
of General Sessions in New York de
veloped the fact that in that city
there is an Anarchist club which
makes a business of setting fires to
houses on commission from owners
who desire to obtain insurance money.
Franz Mitkof, a member of the club,
was found guilty of incendiarism.
The number of United States de
pository banks has increased during
the past fortnight from 205 to 225,
and a number of applications are
pending, awaiting only the necessary
formalities. Depositories in every
large city are increasing the amounts
of bonds deposited, and the total of
bonds so held has risen to $29,512,*
The Philadelphia Press says: "This
is going to be an awfully unhealthy
country for Anarchists for the next
century or so. A century is a long
time, and nobody can tell what it
may bring forth in the way of the ri
diculous and extravagant in doctrine
and practice. What has been hatched
during the last ten years may be a
token of what is to come.
No doubt is felt in Chicago that the
seven convicted anarchists will be ex
ecuted November 11. Their friends
concede it, and the law officers are al
ready at work preparing for the scene.
So many threats of an attempt at the
release of the prisoners have been
made that the jail will be more secure
ly guarded than usual, though the pre
caution will probably not be needed.
All hope of interference from the su
preme court is given up, and Gov.
Oglesby, who has been the last resort
for a reprieve, in a speech at Chicago
gave the clear impression that the
law will be allowed to take its course.
Gov. Sawyer of New Hampshire has
done a public service by vetoing what
is known as the Hazen Railroad Bill,
which virtually proposed to turnover
the railroad system of the State to the
Boston and Maine corporation, on
the ground that corrupt methods
were notoriously employed to pro
mote the passage of the measure. He
disposes of the plea that the other side
was probably equally guilty by saying
that this does not affect the matter.
This is substantially the same posi
tion which Gov. Ames of Massachu
setts took last spring in vetoing the
Beverly Division Bill, and Gov. Saw
yer's veto will doubtless prove equal
ly effective in New Hampshire, as the
Hazen bill lacked a two-thirds vote
in the House.
Briefly speaking, socialism contem
plates a state of society in which the
government shall own all lands, fac
tories, machinery, mines, etc., and
take general charge of all industrial
and social activity for the benefit ot
all the people. It is to be the one
great employer and master. Com
munism aims at the common owner
ship of all property, the equal divis
ion of all products of labor, and nat
ural resources, among the entire
population. It is the holding of all
things in common, as its name im
plies, under the paternal direction of
the State. Anarchy would be the
abolition of law and of all the ma
chinery of organized social institu
tions, and the substitution of a state
of things in which every person should
be free to do whatever seemed pleas
ing, especially in the use of product
ive property. Anarchism is almost
too wild and chimerical to define.
The monopolizing and aggressive
course of the Western Union is slowly
but surely reconciling, to the idea of a
government telegraph, a great many
persons, who have hitherto opposed
it as a principle and a policy. The re
cent acquisition of the Baltimore and
Ohio line by the Western Union still
further and more formidably enlarges
the sphere and tightens the grip of
monopoly. Peopleask, "What next?"
And the question supplies its own an
swer"A postal telegraph." For it is
assumed, as a matter of course, that
the controlling spirit of the Western
Union will not fail to profit by the ad
vantages of his situation, and that
higher rates for telegraphic service
will soon be adopted. And, whether
this fear is realized or not, the possi
ble advance will hang as a threat over
the'community, increasing the volume
and mornentum of that public opinion
which demands the postal telegraph
as a check on private ambition.
RESUME OF THE NEWS.
Washington News Items.
Nov. 24 is designated as the day Tor
Thanksgiving by proclamation of Presi
Postmasters commissioned: Iowa: Am
ber, P. Hildebrand Barnum, L. Cady.
Minnesota: Lamberton, R. Morton.
Fourth class postmasters appointed
Dakota: Sigel, G. Harnick. Iowa: Moort
ville, C. P. Collins Rodman, M. L. Fritz
Story City, A. N. Torp. Minnesota:
Bridgroan, H. R. Mallette, Lemond, C.
Thompson Springfield, J. Albert.i i
A communication has been received by
the interstate commission, signed in be
half of fourteen commercial associations
of Boston, antagonizing the project'of the
Boston chamber of commerce,which claimB
that the practice of allowing an export re
bate upon flour, grain, provisions and
produce shipped from the west via. Boston
to loreign ports is an unjust discrimina
tion against local consumers, and seeks to
have the practice stopped. a
The secretary of state has issued, by
direction of the president, an announce
ment of the death of Hon. E. B. Wash
burne. The announcement refers to Mr.
Washburne's distinguished public services
as congressman and minister to France,
and orders that upon the driy of his fun
eral the state department be closed and
be draped in mourning for ten days there
after. The diplomatic and consular of
ficers of the United States in foreign coun
tries will also be directed to make prpper
expression of the public sorrow.
The following patents have been issued:
Minnesota: J. A. Barclay, St. Paul,
automatic hatchway guard D. Bell, St.
Paul, railway construction T. W. Emery
and W. Spence, Minneapolis, chimney cap
J. T. Fanning, Minneapolis, partitioner
beam J. G. Rank, St. Paul, motor. Wis
consin: S. Conn, Milwaukee, cigar box
J. R. Davis, Neenah, chop grader and
purifier, also one for reducing grain to
flour D. Lawton, Racine, straw cutter
T. Parker, Menomonee, sluiceway and
flood gate J. H. and C. Rose, Prairie du
Sac, agricultural boiler T. W. Sheriffs.
Milwaukee, feed indicator for oil pumps
E. V. Straight, Richland Center, vehicle
axle and bearing.
The following pensions have been grant
ed: WisconsinWidow of J. McCort,
Clarks Mills widow of J. Walker, Brod
head. OriginalM. P. Green, alias M.
Pitts, Reedsburg E. Brown, Elroy J. M.
Warner, Wonecox X. Schlicker,* Milwau
kee E. E. PoBt. Watoma J. Peterson,
Ogema J. C. Metcalf, Kilbourn City J.
Dunlap, Aurora ville W. Lansing, Neenah.
Minnesota: E. Kearns (deceased). Mari
etta C. Dehn, St. Paul 0. Derusha, West
St. Paul M. Woodcreek, North Minneapo
lis T. Madland, Rushford J. B. Inman,
Duiuth E. Prendegrast, Hokah H. Ealy,
Jackson H. Rossman, Spring Valley J.
Pendergast, Newhouse N. Hansen,
W Greer, Plankinton A.
Smith, Miller D. Cary, Gettysburg.
Personal News Notes.
England has inflicted upon her,1
$8,- Gov. Alger of Michigan has made
000,000 since the war.
Capt. John S. McNaught, Twentieth in
fantry, was retired on the Oct. 15 by di
rection of the president.
James Knight, M. D., sureeon-in-chief of
the hospital for the relief of the ruptured
and crippled of New York, is dead.
Lieut. Walter S. Howe, Fourth artillery,
stationed for several years at Fort Snell
ing, Minn., has been ordered to duty at
Fort Trumbull, Conn.,and lelt recently for
his new station.
The Elberon hotel and the cottage in
which President Garfield died at Long
Branch are owned by Ckarles G. Franck
lyn, now in Ludlow street jail, New York,
in default of $500,000 bail, in the suit
brought against nim by Sir Bache Cunard
Preparations for hanging the Anarch
ists have been begun.
A long, bitter strife in the Cherokee na
tion culminated in murder, and a pitched
battle between two factions i3 feared.
There are rumors in Chicago that $750,-
000 belonging to the American potton
Oil trust has disappeared from the treas
The preparations for the execution of the
Chicago anarchists have begun. It is re
ported, however, that they will be granted
a brief respite.
Amer Green, who was lynched at Delphi,
Ind., may have been innocent. Luella
Mahbitt, his alleged victim, is said to have
arrived at Delphi.
At Philadelphia, the trial of Robert S.
Hall, a variety actor, for killing his
mistress, Sophie E. Smith, alias Lillian
Rivers, an actress, on June 3 last, resulted
recently in a verdict of murder in the first
The Casualty Record.
The schooner J. F. Joy, ore laden
/rom Escanaba for Erie, sank off Ashta
The pteamer City of Owen Sound, of the
Collingwood Transportation company
line, was wrecked half a mile east of Clap
perton island lighthouse during a heavy
Terrible storms on the lakps are report
ed, which are attended by heavy losses
both of life and property. There is an rp
pahng list of vessels which have sunk,
many with their crews. Others are in very
The saw mill, shingle mill and planing
mill ot C. C. Loomis, three mileB north of
Little Rock, Ark., was consumed by fire.
The cause was fire in the woods. About
$150,000 worth of fine lumber was de
stroyed, with all the buildings about
Foreign News Notes.
Menzil Mark, one of Gen. Boulanger's
spies, ha stolen from the commander of
the garrison at Przemyol. in Austriau
Galicia the plans of three forts and fled
with them to Russia.
E. Walsh, the proprietor of The People,
a Wexford paper, was sentenced to one
month's imprisonment for publishing re
ports of meetings of suppressed branches
of the league. An appeal was allowed and
he waB admitted to bail.
The London foreign office has issued a
circular announcing that Mr. Chamberlian
will depart for Washington early in No
vember, and will be accompanined by Mr.
Bergne, superintendent of the treaty de
partment, and Mr. Maycock, another at
tache of the foreign office.
The discontented Conservatives, who
are thoroughly disgusted at the blunders
of the government in Ireland are urging
the leaders of their party., to proclaim,
martial law as the last resort, and it is
probable that this brutal proposal will
be adopted. The-failure of Balfour to
crush the land league and the numerous
mistakes of the Irish executive have driven
the Tories to desperation, and vigorous
measures will no doubt be put in force at
A paper in Romeipublished an interview
with Father Gualdi, who accompanied
Mgr. Persico In a special papal mission to
Ireland. Father Gualdi says: All the ad
dresses presented to Persico in Ireland ex
press boundless confidence in the holy see.
In that country the agitation is based not
only upon the memory of ancient wrongs
upon serious present necessities which re
quire attention. The presence ol Persico
contributed to keep the country tranquil.
There is everv ground for hope that means
will be found to settle the differences be
tween landlords and tenants, especially as
the Irish are very far from desiring separa
tion fron England. Catholics and protest
ants alike confide in the pope.
Lord Randolph Churchill spoke at Stock
ton, England. He said that the National
.bt leader has made a tool of his friend
Blunt, who was an impulsive man, and
knew nothing whatever about Irish affairs.
He advised his hearers not to attach too
much importance to such collisions of
which more might occur, the object being
to make the government of Ireland impos
sible and to alienate electoral support
from the Unionist party. Some sentiment
al people were shocked by these collisions
with the police but in America the people
been expelled from public life. The legisla
ture of New York and other American
states weie fond of passing resolutions ex
pressing sympathy with disturbers o!
order in Ireland, but when similar events
occurred at homp the police speedily used
clubs and the military rifles.
Nov. 24 Designated as the Day by
Proclamation of President Cleve
Washington, Oct. 25.The following
proclamation was issued by the president
The goodness and the mercy of God
which have followed the American people
during all the days of the past year claim
their grateful recognition and humble
acknowledgment. By his omnipotent pow
er he has protected us from war and
pestilence, and from every national
calamity. By his gracious favor the earth
has yielded a generous return to the labor
of the husbandman, and every path ol
honest toil has led to comfort and con
tentment. By his loving kindness the
hearts of our people have been replenished
with fraternal sentiment and patriotic en
deavor and by his unerring guidance we
have been directed in the way of national
prosperity. To the end that we may. with
one accord, testify our gratitude for
all these blessings, I, Grover Cleveland,
president of the United States, do hereby
designate and set apart Thursday, the
24th day of November next, as a day ot
Thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed
by all the people of the land. On that day
let all secular work and employment be
suspended, and let our people assemble in
their accustomed places of worship, am1
with prayer and songs of praise give thankp
to our Heavenly Father for all he has done
for us, while we humbly implore the
forgiveness of our "sins and a
continuance of his mercy. Let
families and kindred be reunited on that
day and let their hearts, filled with a
kindly cheer and affectionate reminiscences
be turned in thankfulness to the source oi
all their pleasure and the giver of all that
makes the day glad and joyous. And in
the midst of our people and our happiness
th number of those who with grateful
hearts shall join in our thanksgiving.
Secretary Bayard's Fiancee.
It is now publicly announced that the
marriage of Secretarv of State Bayard t(
Miss Sophia Dallas Markoe, an employe o*
the state department, will take place dur
ing the coming winter. Miss Markoe i
born in Washington, and is now nearly fort
years of age, although lookingyounuer.
father, Frank Markoe, was the first neT
tary Hf the Smithsonian institute, ai.
held several important positions. Mis-.
MarkoeJias been employed in the state
partment since 1879 or 1880. as has alp
her sister Mary, who has charge oftb
translation of foreign letters. She is neat
ly related to the Markoe's ol St. Paul.
Elihu B. Washburne Dead
were not so squeamish, knowing that it The deceased had apparently so completely
was impossible to trifle with lawlessness in recovered from his late illness that his sons
a country with large democratic institu- and daughters had returend to their homes,
tions, that, for instance, had Mr. Blaine it beingthe general feeling that he was in bet-
spoken of the American police as Mr. Glad- ter health than any time since Mrs. Wash-
stone had spoken of the Irish police at burne's
Kidderminster he would probably have P^
Miscellaneous News Notes.
A very extensive fall of snow is reported
in Minnesota and Dakota.
Anthony Comstock has destroyed forty
nine tons of obscene literature in the last
Rood & Maxwell, prominent lumbermen
at Washburn, Win., assign, with liabilities
Crude petroleum has been struck at
South Hutchinson, Kansas,' at a depth ol
620 leet, 36 feet below the 150-foot salt
The report that trouble with the Crow
Indians is anticipated is said by Adjt. Gen.
Vincent in St. Paul to have no founda
tion in fact.
Never before in the political history of
Maryland have the people of the state, es
pecially the citizens of Baltimore, mani
fested such intense interest in political af
fairs as now.
An effort is to be made to unite the coai
miners throughout the entire country into
one national organization. The Knights
of Labor and the Federated miners will
try and arrange for a consolidation of the
two organizations. There are about 250,-
000 coal miners in the country. Of thia
number 50,000 are members of the
Knights of Labor and 14,000 are in the
W. H. Bailey, one of the members of the
general executive board, Knights of Labor,
about whom there was such a contention
at Minneapolis, arrived in Pittsburg en
route to Philadelphia. When questioned,
he said: I am not satisfied with the re
sult of the convention, but I have no grie\
ancesandno complaints to make. Tim
vote to reduce the executive board was in
my favor. While I am not satisfied, I ac
cept the inevitable and will do my best
for thegood of the entire order.
The Former Secretary of State and
Minister to France Breathes
His.Last in Chicago.
Review of Notable and Honorable
Career of the Distinguished
Statesman and Diplomat.
The Hon. Elihu B. Washburne, died in
Chicago on Saturday last, at the residence
of his sq, Hempitead Washburne, of con
gestion of the heart and lungs. He had
complained of illness during the day, and
at four o'clock, was attacked by acute pain
at his heart, and in a few minutes expired,
let us remember the poor, the needy and
the unfortunate, and by our gifts of chari son, and was indentified with all tho lm
ready benevolence let us increase
A Big Failure in Wisconsin.
The lumber firm of Rood & Maxwell ol
Washburn, Wis., has collapsedan oc
currence that has not been unlooked for
among many. Attachments aggregating
over 200,000 were made, after which the
firm made an assignment.
The first levy was made by the. St
Paul attorneys for the Third National bank
of that city on a claim of $208,000, tint
sum presumably representing the amount
the firm's loans from the institution. The
chief claim was followed by many others to foreign diplomacy
including the Northern National Bank o'
Ashland, Ferguson Brothers, L. C. Will
marth of Ashland, Boulin& Mahan, Franl
Fischer of Bavfield, and Louis & Prentict
of Portage, The claims of these and oth
ers. it is claimed, foot up to $450,000.
Other claims are as follows: Northeri
National Bank of Ashland, $24^000 Brii.
ham & Mussett of Bayfield, $277344 C.
Thompson and Walkup company, Chicago
$3O,u00 (this claim is assumed fron
Brigham & Mussett) Frank Boutin of Ba^
field, $18,000 unpaid labor claims, $10*
000 Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis i
Omaha Railway company, $5,0,00 E. A.
Shores of Ashland, $27,000. The assign
ment will probably be fought by creditors
who have lost their opportunity to
file prior attachments. This will proba
bly be the next step ta.ken^'^^^i^^^
his death was a
surprise hi family and friendcorn
The Washburne family came from the
best of Revolutionary and Puritan stock,
their ancestor, John Washburne, being the
first secretary of the Council of Plymouth.
The father of Elihu B. Washburne and six
brothers was a native of Massachusetts
and a resident of Maine, in which latter
state his family was reared. The father,
Israel Washburne, was a farmer and store
keeper at Livermore, Oxford county,
"District of Maine," where Elihu was
born in September, 1816. Thero
were seven sons, most of whom
have attained distinction in political, mil
itary and civil life. The best known of
these are Israel Washburne, a member of
congress from Maine and governor of that
state Cald wallader C. Washburne, a mem
ber of congress from Wisconsin, a major
general in the army and governor of Wis
consin and Gen. William D. Washburne,
an ex member of congress from Minnesota,
a soldier in tVe war, and at present a
prominent miller and railroad magnate of
Minneapolis. Ofthe seven brothers, Sidney,
Israel and Cadwallader have been dead
some time. The first step taken on his own
account by Elihu Washburne, after helping
his father in the store for several years,
was to secure the position of "printer's
devil" in the office of the Christian Intelli
gencer at Gardner, Me., where he passed a
year. He afterward obtained a better
position in the office of the Kennebec
Journal, the leading Whig organ of the
district, and it was during this early news
paper experiences chat he imbibed much of
his political faith and convictions. In
1836 Mr. WaBhburne, then a young
man of twenty, began the study of law,
entering the office of Hon John Otis, a dis
tinguished lawyer and member of congress,
residing at Hallowell, an "aristocratic"
town in the Maine district. During this
time Mr. Washburne took up the study of
the languages, and applied himself diligent
ly to his self-education. Judge Otis was
greatly impressed with the faithfulness and
ambitious character of his 1 iw clerk, and
assisted him in various ways, advancing
the money to pay for his attendance at
the Cambridge Law school, where Mr.
Washburne entered in 1839. In the spring
of 1840 Mr. Washburne started for
the West, and settled at Galena, 111.
He entered with zest into the Har
rison campaign of that fall,
and came to the front prominently
as a Whig speaker. This active par
ticipation in the politics of that day
earned him a good reputation and brought
him considerable practice as a lawyer. In
1844 he was a delegate to the Whig nation
al convention at Baltimore, assisting in
the nomination of Henry Clay.
Mr. Washburne was a leading advocate
of the old Galena & Chicago Union road,
one of the pioneer stems of the great North
western system, the first ten miles of which
were built in 1848. During this same year
he was a candidate for congress, but was
defeated by Col. Baker. By the aid of the
FreeSoilers Mr. Washburne succeeded four
years later in defeating Thompson
Campbell, the Democratic candidate,
by a majority of 286. Mr. Washburne
was re-elected term after term, carrying
the district or going along with it into the
make of the new Republican party just
previous to the war. The.first re-election
was the result of a union movement cul
minating in a "Republican" coalition,
which gavo Mr. Washburne a majority of
5,000. The majority secured in 1S60 at
the time of his third re-election, was 13,-
511, the largest majority given any
member of that congress. On the
floor of the house, and in the im
portant chairmanships held by him
notably of the committees on appro
priations and commerceMr. Washburne
achieved deserved Distinction and gained
an enviable reputation for eminent abili
ty and strict integrity. He was regarded
as perhaps the nearest friend of President
Lincoln. During the civil war Mr. Wash
burne was enabled to bestow a great fa
vor on Gen. Grant, for whom he enter
tained a strong liking. This favor consist
ed of the president's commission of senior
brigadier general from Illinois. This act
of friendship was followed up later
by Mr. Washburne's efforts in se
curing the legislation making Grant
first lieutenant general and after
ward general of the armies. Mr.
Washburne was prominent in the impeach
ment proceedings against Andrew John
portant legislation of a period covering
seventeen consecutive years opposing nu
merous railroad subsidies and especially
the Pacific railroad legislation changing
the government lien from first to eecond
mortgages. When Gen. Grant became
president he appointed Mr. Washburne
secretary of state. But his health failing
him shortly afterward, Mr. Washburne
was forced to resign early in 1869. He
was then made minister to France.
On the breaking out of the war between
France and Prussia Minister Washburne
came into immediate prominence, and
found himself called on to perform the
most exacting and laborious duties, as
well as some of the most delicate known
The archives of the
German embassy were turned over to
Minister Washburne, and the latter's ser
vices were requested as a matter of nation
al hospitality in securing the safe trans
portation through the French lines of the
30,000 German residents of Paris, who de
sired to return to their native country
on the breakingout of hostilities, in accord
ance with the terms of international
comity. This required the utmost tact
and rare abilities as a diplomat, preserv
ing friendly relations with France while
performing this gracious service to Ger
many. Mr. Washburne succeeded most
admirably. The American legation be
came the common resort of the oppressed
of all nations, and to all Minister Wash
burne extended every possible assistance.
During the terrors of the commune Mr.
WaBhburne was the only foreign min
ister who remained in Paris. For
his distinguished and horoic services
during tho siege of Paris Mr.
Washburne has received the thanks
of thousands among the German people
and other nationalities, and been warmly
complimented by the governments of
several nations. Emperor William con
ferred upon him the Order of the Red
Eagle, one of the highest in the
gift of the German crown, and wrote
him a personal letter expressing his grat
itude and esteem, sending with it a jeweled
star of great value and an oil painting of
himself. Saxony, Portugal, Mexico and a
number of other European and South
American principalities were also promt^b
in making thoir acknowledgments of
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services performed in behalf of their
subjects. Mr. Washburne returned to
this country after a residence of nearly
nine years in Paris. His life after that
time was quiet and retired for the moat
part and largely passed in his own library
among bis books, manuscripts, paintings
and engravings. His name has been men
tioned in connection with the presidency
more than once, and in 1880 he was a can
didate before the convention which nomi
nated Garfield. Since his return to this
country, in 1877, Mr. Washburne lived in
Chicago. His wife died in March last. His
eldest son, Gratiot, who was located in
New York, died in December last, and the
rest of the family who are still living are
as follows: Hempstead Washburne, city
attorney of Chicago Marie, now Mrs. A. H.
Fowler, of Denver Susie, now Mrs. W. D.
Bishop, of Bridgport, Conn. Pitt, who is
living in the old Washburne homestead at
Livermore, Me., where he has charge of the
Washburne memorial library of 5,000 vol
umes, and Elihu, now preparing for a civ
il engineering course at Kensingston, N. Y.
THE LINCOLN STATUE.
Unveiling of the Bronze Statue of
Abraham Lincoln, in Lincoln
Last Saturday the 22d, the bronze
statue of Abraham Lincoln was unveiled
and accepted by the city of Chicago. There
was .i great crowd in Lincoln Park, includ
ing the Mayor, Gen. Terry, and many other
notables. After some addresses, "Boom,
boom," roared two of Maj. Wood's Battery
D. guns. As the sound of tho cannon died
away, little "Abe" Lincoln stepped up
to the base of the flag-covered bronzed
figure of hia grandfather and pulled a rope
which held the covering. The folds slowly
loosened and dropped down at the base,
and the tall, erect figure of Abraham Lin
coln hone brightly in the Bun which strug
gled through the clouds at the moment. A
tremendous shout went up from the 5,000
The oration was by Hon. Lenord Swett,
whose intimate political, social and do
mestic relations with the great president
have made him one of the best informed
men now living on Lincoln's life. As a
condensed biography of Lincoln it has not
been excelled and it contains anecdotes
and reminiscences which were never before
The statue stands in tne center of the
farther wall of the circle, on an oblong
square pedestal, bearing the simplest in
scription. Mr. St. Gaudens had tried to
make Mr. Lincoln's plainness tell, being
perfectly aware that Lincoln, the orator,
gained in the long run rather than lost be
cause of his unshapeliness and size. Mr. St.
Gaudens has chosen the jment when he
is standing before an audience waiting for
silence, looking downward and collecting
his thoughts for speech. He has risen from
his chair, which the artist, with a bold
and novel realism in sculpture, has placed
empty some feet to the rear.
Seizing one lapel of his coat
with a familiar gesture, and thrusting the
other hand behind him, Abraham Lin
coln is about to speak. The heavy locks
of hair,treated with consummate art.carry
the expression of Lincoln's bowed head
to far greatee points than a figure which
is treated 1n the ordinary way. The right
hand is seen only from some points. The
left foot is advanced, and the weight of
the gaunt fieure rests largely on the right
leg. The pedestal has seven stars on its
front, and the inner chair back carriers
the legend "E Pluribus Dnum" over an
eagle heraldically displayed. The statue
stands in a most commanding and beau
tiful spot. A velvety knoll slopes up
to the base of the statue, which
is of granite, circular shape, sixty feet
broad and thiity feet deep. Surrounding
this is a balustrade of the same material
fi\e feet high, and inside of thisballustrade
is a row of seats cut out of the solid stone
extending all the way around, above the
seats the name. Abraham Lincoln, is cut
into the stone in letters large enough to
occupy the whole inside face of the circle.
There are five very wide steps leading up
into this semi-circle into the top one of
which is cut "1884." the date of the begin
ning of the wjprk. In the center of the
semi circle stands the pedestal, which Is
ten feet high, and composed of immense
blocks of granite the top one of which is a
beautiful stone exactly four feet square.
Surir ounting the whole is the bronze figure
of the martyred paeddent, eleven feet
high. The Republican Presidential Con
Chairman Jones, of the Republican na
tional committee, has issued the following:
The National Republican committee is
hereby called to meet Thursday, Dec. 8,
1887, at the Arlington house, Washington,
D. C, at 10.30 a. m., to fix the date and
place of meeting of the next Republican
national convention and for the transac
tion of such other business as may proper
ly be brought before it. The attention of the
committee is called to the fact that by the
direction of the Republican national con
vention of$1884 the call for the national
convention of 1888 must be issued at least
six months before the time fixed for the
meeting of said convention.
Speaking of the probable place of hold
ing the next convention. Chairman Jones
Applications would probably be received
from New York, Saratoga, Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis, and in fart
all tho larger cities of the country. Chica
go's claims were good because of the cen
tral location and good accommodations.
Minneapolis has put in a load plea for
that place, enumerating attractions and
Condenaed News Items.
A farm hand living with J. Smith, five
miles south of Tower City, Dak., had oc*
casion to go out during the night and on
his return was sh,otby &nuth, thinking b.e_
was a burglar. *f4*
At Park River, Dak., "fire destroyed
Cargill Bros.' elevator containing about
forty thousand bushels- ef wheat. &
Senator Frye of Maine would get rid of
the surplus in short order if he had his way
give $10,000,000 a-
tion and put 500,000 at work on theNica*
The Dakota Prohibitionist, edited by
Shoals and Vallandigham, is the latest
newspaper venture in Aberden, Dak.
Lord Salisbury has been selling some of
his London property, amounting to about
The constitutional amendment permit-',
ting election to the presidency of Mexico^
for two consecutive terms after having rev1
ceived the approval of both houses of con*
gress, was officially promulgated.
The 200,000 Russian reserves-, called out
at the beginning cf October, after three
weeks' drill, were sent home. The condi
tion of the men and the spirit and discipline
throughout the empire, are reported ex
cellent. The shooting of the troops sur
passed all expectations.
Mr. Gladstone is confined to his bed. He
is ill with a bad cold and suffering from ex
cessive fatigue. He isA under the care of
The following pensions have Been grant
ed: MinnesotaA. W. Steckner (deceased),
Minneapolis E. E. Spaulding, Freeport S.
H. Felch, Elk River S. S. Whipps, Le
Sueur Center, L. Collins, Richwoorl R. Hil
lard, Buffalo H. A. Partridge, Minneapo
lis C. S. Emone, Farmington. Dakota
Mother of W. C. Allen, Mount Vernon.
Original-E. Sanders, Armoucc
At Maxwell, Story county, Iowa, a wild
fellow named Perry Ackers, was bent on
destroying somebody. He shot and killed
Justice of the Peace Schmetzer and Mayor
French. Passing on to an entrance of Odd
Fellows' hall he said good-bye to the post
master on the way, remarking that he was
going to hell, and then shooting himself,
dying immediately. Ackers-was a shiftless
fellow, who had been for some time an ob
ject of suspicion, but no one expected any
such startling tragedy as eame.
According to recent reports the sugar re
finers of Brooklyn, New York, Boston and
Philadelphia have organized a trust, or in
other words have entered into a combina
tion, with a capital of $50,000,000.
Their object is to raise the price of the
commodity so that a profit can be had.
Atlanta's best citizens arp howling.mad
because they were ignored by the commit
tee who had in charge th&reoeption ten
dered to the president.
A party giving his name as Duncan Well
er, and claiming he owned large ranches
in the Sounhwest, has skipped from Eau
Claire, and is supposed to have gone to St.
Louis, leavine two clergyman and two oth
ers to mourn for $200 borrowed money.
Several vessels were wrecked near Mar
quette during a blinding snow storm, but
no lose of life is reported. A furious gale
prevailed all along the lakes and further
disasters are expected.
Congressman Rice and wife- and Mrs. J.
R. Sanborn of St. Paul are at the Riggs,
Washington. They are looking for winter
quarters. The ex-mayor will return to
St. Paul, while the ladies wilil go to New
York and New Ha\en.
The President has recognized'Clement E.
Nicolini as consular agent of. Italy at' Gal
The McPherson, Kan., National Bank
has been authorized to commence business,
with $100,000 capital.
The president was heartHy.glad to- get*
home. Though as heartily glad that' he*
went away. During the three weeks ofhis*
journeying he had traveled 4,500 miles,
passed through seventeen states, crossing:
three of them twice, and had seen and beent
seen by (variously estimated by different*
members of the party at from* onetbfive.)
million** of American citizens.
There was a great fire at St- Louis- re
cently. The fire was only gotten' under*
control after most desperate exertions oai
the part of the fire department. Losses'
of all firms aggregate fully $500,000 with'
insurance about half. The principal suf
fers were, Woolman, Tood & o.f boots.
and shoes John Martin & Co.'s wholes
sale clothing house Scarret FuritUre coin*
pany and Mitchell Furniture company.
The Uniced States supreme eourt will!
hear the Chicago Anarchist Case on Thurs
day, 27th, no writ of error expected.
The Northern Pacific is to applyfonanin-
junction to prevent the opening of' indem
nity lands to settlement.
Lieut. John B. Rodman, Twentiettiinfan
try, has been promoted to be captain] sec-'
ond lieutenant Edwin H. Webben, Twen
tieth infantry, to be first lieutenant) vice*
The department commander haBJ
pointed a general court martial to meet'at.
Fort Abraham Lincoln, Dak., on the*
27th inst., for the trial of such persens-as
may be brought before it.
Troops have been dispatched to the*
scnes of the Crow disturbances in Mbn
tana and a conflict is considered inevitable..
PostofSces established: Minnesota
West Line. Redwood county. Wisconsin
Minong, Washburn count}'. Postmaf^ters*
commissioned: DakotaMinnesela, W Av.
Applicants for letters patent can aof#
embrace in one application more than coe
David Roberts has been convicted eSf
murder in the Morgan county, Ky., circuitt
court, and sentenced to the penitentiary?
The alleged abductor and murderer o?
Luella Mabbit was lynched byagreat mob*
at Delphi, Ind.
A citizens' caucus held at Devils Lake,
nominated H. C. Hansbrough, editor and
proprietor of the Inter Ocean, for mayor
The following changes in the stations of
officers of the quartermaster's department
are ordered: Capt. J. M. Marshall goes tc^.
the department of the Missouri as assistant^
to the* chief quartermaster of that depart-,^
ment C.tpt. L. E. Campbell to Denver,'
Colo MMJ. J. H. Belcher to Portland, Or.
Capt. C. Barnett to the department ol"
Arizona, as assistant to the chief quarter
master of that department: Capt. J. W.
Pullman to Santa Fe, N. M.^ap E. B.f
Atwood to San Antonio, Texas, as assist^
ant to the chief quartermaster of the de-^
partment of Texas Capt John Simpson tok^i
Omaha, Neb., as assistant to the chiefM*4
quartermaster of the department of thefe
Platte Capt. C. A. H. McCauley to Chicago,
as assistant to the chief quarteroiaster of
the divisipn of the Missouri. $g,^&
The dissenters from the action taken at
the Minneapolis convention have declared'
open war with the executive board of the
Knights of Labor, and have issued theit
declaration of independence. On return
ing from the convention about thirty-five
delegates, representing tnirteen states
stopped in Chicago and determine*] tc
Ifring about a reorganization of tha order
They elected a provisional committee ol
five members..of which Charles F. Zeibwas
made secretary/ A long cummunicatioV,
was drafted, aad has been forwarded in'
circular form to tho Knights of Labor all
over the country.
Express Messenger Smith gets $0,000 for
killing the two highwaymen in TCXE^T**}