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A Summary of the Important Events
of the Week in the Northwest
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North
and South Dakota News in a
I N N E S O A
Alexandria reports say new wheat is
curning out 30 bushels to the acre, No 1
Two young men, Maier and Robert
Finkley, were killed by lightning at Barnes
Dr. J. A. James, until recently assistant
superintendent of the St. Peter insane asy
lum, has decided to locate in Mankato and
continue his practice.
Joseph O'Xeil, of Ea Claire, Wis., was
fatally injured at Moorhead by falling 125
feet from a scaffolding which gave way un
der him when at work in a new elevator.
The new Mitchell & McClure mill at
West Dulut began its season's cut the
other day. I requires 30 per cent less
hands than other millsoflike capacity.
Several arrests of violators of the game
law at Little Falls is the result of a visit
from several men sent out for that purpose
and more are to follow.
It is announced that "Warren Potter, of
the firm of W. Potter & Co., of Aitkin, and
Miss Martha Maddy, a teacher of Aitkin's
public schools, will be married Sept. 1.
Otto Ness, a young man employed at the
Red Wing furniture factory, met with an
accident while he was working at the rip
saw, by which he lost his left hand.
Mrs. Q. Bunch, of Red Wing, was thrown
from a wagon into a barb wire fence by a
runaway team and seriously cut on the face
and one arm.
Joh Magurin, of Melrose, was brought
to St. Cloud the other night by Sheriff
Hammeral, charged with committing rape
upon Miss Hinnekamp
The Mankato council has ordered that
the sewerage system be extended over half
a mile at an estimated cost of §G,000, the
work to be done by contract.
The city council at St. Cloud voted to
-change the ordinance relating to street rail
ways to suit the parties wishing to operate
the electric line. It is expected now that
an electric line is a sure thing.
Mrs. Geo. Weisbeck, of Spring Valley, a
lady of 60, fell through her husband's saw
mill into the flume. She was taken out of
the water unconscious, and the doctors are
fearful she will die from hemorrhage.
The west-bound freight train which pass
es Alexandria at G:30 in the evening, collid
ed with a wild-east bound train two miles
west of town the other evening. Six cars
were derailed and both engines damaged.
The Renville County Agricultural Society
will hold their annual fair at Bird Island
Sept. 29, 30, and Oct. 1. They are erecting
new building- and fixing up the grounds in
W. E. Bailey and Gas Koch, two prom
inent citizens of Rice's, were arrested by
Sheriff Quinn, who caught them in the act
of shooting prairie chickens. They gave
$200 bonds for their appearance at court.
Porter Rix, a prominent citizen of Spring
Valley, was seriously injured by a "runaway
team. His face and head was badly bruis
ed and his spine injured to such extent
that the limbs are paralyzed. Doctors
think recovery doubtful.
Louis Baldwin, colored, was found by
Folicenian Fairbanks near the cooper shop
at Anoka and taken to the county house.
had a stroke of paralysis and had in his
pockets his discharge from the regular
army, transportation to St. Louis and $190.
Two boys, aged 10 to 12, at Spring Valley,
were arrested and brought before the muni
cipal court charged witli breaking into
freight cars and stealing candy. They were
fined $5 and costs. More arrests will fol
low as the railroad company have been
troubled in this way for some time.
The trouble between the Red Wing
people and the Salvation Army has broken
out anew. Since the Army has been allow
ed to march the streets feeling against
them has grown more intense, and the
Arm is now egged nearly every time they
The new M. E. Church at Brownsdale
was dedicated in the presence of a veiy large
audience. Rev. Doran, of Rochester,
was officiating clergyman and gracefully
talked $400 from those present. A deficit
of $150 was amply provided for, and the so
ciety, with a church structure costing
$1,400, is virtually out of debt.
Samuel Wicks and Mrs. Jennie McCann
were arrested at Redwood Falls by Sheriff
Mead. The couple eloped from Rochester
Aug. 5. Mrs. McCann's husband is at Bara
boo, Wis., and he was notified of the ar
rest. They have been traveling by team in
a covered wagorf. Mrs. McCann has two of
her children with her.
The $1,000 per cent bonds of the Winn
bago City water works were sold to the
Smedley Manufacturing Company, of Du
buque. The contract wa3 awarded to the
same company for $9,950 for putting in the
system of water works in this city, to be
completed within 90 days from date.
The State German Sangerfest meets at
Mankato, Aug. 21, 22 and 23. The Arion,
West Side Liedertafel, Concordia, German
ia Maennerchor aud Dayton's Bluff socie
ties, of St. Paul, and organizations trom
Brainerd, Young America, Duluth, Still
water and Jordan will arrive Friday. The
total attendance is expected to reach 5,000.
It is estimated that the hail storm that
visited at Deer Creek, Otter Tail county,
laid low between 12,000 and 15,000 acres of
grain, and the damage will reach $300,000.
J. J. Bolton is the principal loser. Sena
tor J. B. is a victim, and Josh
Mead, Fred Peck, A. D. Baker and E. C.
Field lost their entire crop.
Mike Coltice, a German, single, living in
8tonybrook township, Grant County, was
found burned to death, A straw stack
was discovered on fire and when
the father went to it found his
son's effects near by and in the ashes the
remains ot his son. No reason is given for
the deed. Report says there were facts
which leads to the opinion of foul play
and the body burned to cover the crime.
Fran Qaipp, a farmer at Ball Bluff,
thirty miles north of Aitkin was drowned
while swimming a horse across the Missis
sippi river near his farm. Th current in
the river was very strong and washed him
off the horse, while hanging to the bridle
he was struck by the horses feet on the
head, and his head is cut.vcry bad.
leaves a young wife, only being married a
few months. was about 25 years old.
S O A O A
The stato pharmaceutical association met
at Madison. Major Kennedy made the ad
dress of welcome and the body were given
an excursion on Lake Madison.
Lightning set fire to the prairie just south
of Doland the other evening. About 50
tons of hay were burned. By hard work
the people saved several stacks of grain.
Fire occurred in the store of Erlandson &
Johnson at Milbank, doing damage to the
store and stock to the amount of $1,500 to
$2,000 fully insured.
The Minnekahta Daily Herald, a new
daily, put in an appearance at Ho Springs
recently. J. W. Jone3, editor and publish
er of the Minnekahta Weekly Herald, is
Elmer Comstock, a hitherto respected
young man, was brought before the police
court at Mitchell on the charge of assaulting
Gracie Greenacre,a little girl 12 years ofage.
A continuance was had for the purpose of
securing witnesses for the defendant.
A Sioux Falls, Thomas Kelly, a fairly
well-to-do farmer, had his wife and Joseph
Linebeck. a neighboring tiller of the
soil, arrested for adultery. The trial took
place immediately after the arrest, result
ing in the couple being bound over to ap
pear before the grand jury. Mrs. Kelly
created an exciting scene at the conclusion
of the "trial by pitching upon her angered
lord, and was only kept from tearing his
eyes out by the officers of the court.
On account of the mammoth crops raised
in the vicinity of Mitchel this season trade
in all lines is on the pick-up and is showing
a healthy activity. Merchants are stocking
up heavily and new stores are continually
opening up. The past week or two has
added a grocery store, a dry goods establish
ment and a wholesale and retail music
house to the business places of Mitchell, all
with new and extensive stocks. The
Mitchell Printing Company has also added
to their facilities by the addition of a book
Deputy United States Marshal Dawson
arrested Ervin Parks and Abe Snyder, near
St. Lawrence, charged with perjury in jus
tifying as bondsmen for Timothy Parks for
$300 in the recent case where the latter was
bound over for abstracting and secreting a
registered letter at Clyde. They will be
taken before United States Commissioner
Grant at Huro for hearing. They at
tempted the straw bail racket. The two
Parks are brothers.
Cora Bell Chaska, accompanied by her
two children, passed through Sioux Falls
recently, having come from Worthington,
Minn., where she visited relatives. Her
oldest boy, Sam, is now a lad of 3 years,
and looks and acts like other children.
Mrs. Chaska said: "The stories about my
getting a divorce are false. I just received
a letter from Sam Chaska, and he
said the house was ready for us. You know
we sold our original homestead, and Sam
has been busy building a house on our own
new claim, west of Forest Cily. W still
love each other, and a proud of the
father of my babies."
The Minot, N. D., land office will be
open October 1.
Prof. Dyrenforth will transfer his rain
producing apparatus to North Dakota.
The Grand Forks council awarded the
contract for the new sewer system to W. P.
Alsip of this city at $43,000.
The funeral of Rev. "W. T. Currie and
daughter and Miss Van Kirk, of Grand
Forks, who were drowned while bathing,
was conducted by Bishop Walker.
The railroad commission of Fargo de
cided to attempt to enforce the law. They
have submitted to a list of questions to the
attorney general for answer and on his
filing his opinion, which will probably be
the latter part of the week, they will pro
mulgate their full set of rules.
An invention which is destined to rg-o
lutionize the work of threshing has been
invented by A. A Booth, of Odell, a few
miles north ofSanborn. Itisaself-feederand
band cutter, and when in its perfected state
it is claimed that it will do the work of five
men, entirely doing away with the usual
three feeders and two band-cutters.
A Sanborn dispatch says: Grain is so
heavy in some fields that only half a swath
can be cut with the harvesters. In former
years only two and one-half pounds of
twine on the average has been used to the
acre, but the average this year is three and
one-half pounds. In cutting nine acres of
wheat one farmer used forty pounds of
twine, showing that the stand of grain is
Rev. S. N. Griffith of Larimore had a pre
liminary trial before Justice Cutts of Grand
Forks, charged with assault with intent to
outrage a girl aged nine years, daughter of
Newell Morgan, a farmer of Arvilla. The
alleged assault occurred during a camp
meeting in June. The defense claimed the
charge was the result of spite work on the
part of parents of the child. Judge Cutts
held the defendant to the district court in
$1,000 bail. Rev. Griffith is pastor of the
Methodist church at Larimore. was
lately elected professor of mathematics of
the new Methodist university. There is
considerable excitement here over the mat
ter and some division of opinion as to his
W I S O N S I N
Elkhorn has a scandal, the Independent
says, but it refuses to divulge it.
I the case against the Superior gamblers
the jury failed to agree.
S. M. Berg, of Tigerton, killed a bear
that weighed 200 pounds.
The Witbeck Lumber Company of Mar
inette has just completed fourteen cottages
for its employes.
Albert Johnson, of Racine, was robbed
by highwaymen. lost his watch and
United States Railroad Commissioner
A. Taylor, of Hudson has appointed his
son, "Willis A. Taylor, as his confidential
secretary, at a salary of $1,600.
The Ashland County Board rescinded the
resolutions bonding the county for $100,000.
The move was*made on account of oppo
sition by the Hurley faction.
Samuel A. Carley, 19 years old, has been
arrested in the town of Rushford, Green
Lake County, charged with forging his
father's name to checks for sums aggregat
The census bulletin gives Florence a pop
ulation of 444, when the enumerators found
that it contained 1,600 inhabitants. Snpt.
Porter's attention will be called to the mis
The examination of Fran Carey, arrest
ed at La Crosse, on the 13th for complicity
in the Drake murder, took place at Viro
qua. No evidence to warrant his detention
was introduced and the case was oiled-.
David Lotta has been held for trial at
Viroqua. On the night of July 28 Lotta
fired into A crowd of young men that were
prowling about his house, shooting Con
Favor through the neck. Youn Favor is
out of darger.
Gillen's 2-year-old daughter at
Bryant met with a sad death. The little
one was playing about the house with the
stem of a pipe in her mouth, when she fell
striking her chin on a bench, which drove
the end of the pipe stem through her ton
gue, before surgical aid arrived she bled to
Fire started from a heater over the cloth
ing store of A. C. E a at Oshkosh.
The damage done by fire, smoke and water
to the building and stock is about $3,000.
Horn's drug store and the novelty store of
Hull & Hawthorn, next door also suffered,
the damage done to stock being $1,000.
Fran Rowe and George Wortley's boys
were engaged in threshing on Dave Mat
thew's farm near Shullsburg when a battle
begun in which pitchforks, neckyokes,
singletrees, and every available weapon
figured. The battle was short but decisive,
and when it was over Mr. Rowe the elder,
who had taken a hand in the fight, was
found unconscious from a blow on the head
from a singletree. Rowe may die.
Ore shipments at Ashland were nearly
fifty thousand tons, the heaviest of the
season. A large number of the mine3
which shut down early in the season have
resumed work and at least a dozen options
will begin shipping by Oct. 1. Assays
made of the new mines opened are aston
ishing, several running as high as 63 per
cent iron and low in phosphorous. Two
new mines will shortly be shipping from
the new Messembria range.
E. Skinner, an auctioneer at Manchester,
committed suicide by shooting himself at
the cemetery in the presence of two men.
The cause is not known,
The fire in the plant of the Farley &
Loetcher sash and blind factory at Du
buque, was extinguished after five hours'
hard fight. The loss is estimated at $15,000
The contest for the United States district
judgeship in the First district, the position
left vacant by the death of Judge Love at
Keokuk, recently, has been decided by the
appointment of Senator Joh S. Woolson.
The Sth Iowa Infantry Association at
Wapello closed their eighth annual reunion
of two days. Gen. B. M. Prentice, of Beth
any, was the principal speaker. Hon
H. Benson, of Omaha, was also present and
addressed the soldiers. A big camp fire
with speeches and toasts was held.
An election was held at Mount Pleasant
recently to decide whether or not the city
should purchase the local water works sys
tem. There has been a long standing fight
between the city fathers and the company,
and the problem was solved by an almost
unanimous vote to purchase the system.
The price to be paid is $32,500.
"Wm. Sheridan, employed at a brick yard
near Dubuque, had a quarrel with a 13-year
old boy named Tom Stevens. Sheridan
slapped the boy, when the latter picked up
a rock and struck Sheridan with it on the
temple. His skull was cracked, and he lies
at the point of death. Stevens was arrested.
News was received at Des Moines of*a
wreck which occurred on the Chicago,
Kansas City & St. Paul road at Arispe. It
was caused by a slide in an embankment
which threw over nine freight cars, piling
them up promiscuously. Brakeman W.
Stickney was killed by being caught in
the debris. boarded in Des Moines, but
his remains were taken to a town in Min
nesota where his mother lives.
Over three hundred old settlers who have
resided in Wapello county over forty years,
met in their annual reunion on the fair
grounds at the opening day of this fair
about a characteristic log cabin. Rev. W.
A. Nye and Hon. W. A. Wort were the
operators. J. M. Peck was elected presi
dent for the ensuing year R. Warden,
vice-president and historian Joh Ford,
The two men who were arrested at Algona
about two weeks ago for swindling a farmer
named David King out of $2,000, and who
were subsequently released upon returning
the money and paying heavy fines are
noted Chicago bunko steerers and confi
dence men. An officer arrived in the city
the other morning in search of the men,
from Plattsburg, Mo., where they recently
swindled a farmer out of $3,500.
photographs and samples of hand writing
it was settled beyond a doubt that they
were the men wanted.
A a is a I
A man went to one of our livery
stables and bought a* pig that weighed
about seventy-five pounds. Heplaced
the animal into a bag and tied the
end up, then left on a brief errand
leaving the baggeS pig. While he was
absent, a well known wag took out
the pig and put in a goat. Soon the
man returned and lifting the bag into
his wagon he drove to his home on
Congress street. Arriving there he
first unharnessed his horse, then he
untied the bag. Out jumped the goat
and_ with a pressure of seven tons to
the inch he struck the astonished man
in the stomach knocking him gasping
under the stairs, where he lay, kicking
out with one foot to keep the goat
back until he regained his equilibrium.
The goat then proceeded to butt the
stuffing out of everything in the barn.
Then he left the barn and went into
the garden where early vegetables were
just beginning to feel a little confidence,
but which were soon trod out by the
feet of the goat. The man by this
time reached the scene, and armed
with a cord wood stick tried to cap
ture the goat. Over fields, through
flower and vegetable gardens rushed
the wild goat with a wilder man
pursuit. The animal was finally cap
tured but not until he had laid waste
nearly every garden on Congress street.
The man offers one million dollars re
ward for the person who changed the
pig into a goat.
Two small boys on a Pennsylvania
Avenue car were watching everything
and talking, as small boys do, when
the conductor's whistle attracted
"Get on to the whistle?" said one.
"Yep," said the other, "but whats
he got it tied to a string for?"
This was a poser for a minute, and
then the little one chirped: "I know
what for it's to keep hisself from
The Defense of Judas,
St. Louis Democrat.
Every man who is a general readei
has, doubtless, noticed
when he has been reading of a certain
subject, he will run across the same
subject at an unexpected place and
an incident of this kind brought to
my attention a very curious fact,
which, was a revelat on to me. I had
just finished W. "VV. Story's poem,
'The Letter of a Koman Lawyer in
Jerusalem," in which Story presents
the legal aspect of JHdas Iscariot,
and suggested that inbetraying the
Savior he was only attempting to
give Jesus Christ an opportunity to
declare and prove himself God, and
that he only accepted the thirty
pieces of silver to give his act the ap
pearance of a betrayal for a bribe.
I laid aside the pamphlet contain
ing the poem and picked up a book,
in which I found an article on the
ancient coins of the East, and one of
the first things I read was the "piece"
of silver of 2,000 years ago was the
name of a coin and that its value
was 13 cents. It did not require
much calculation then for me to see
that the price which was paid Judas
by the Sanhedrim for betraying Christ
was only $3.90.
Do you know this unexpected in
formation made Story's poem have
a strange effect upon me. Story
points to the fact that Judas carried
the public purse, and could not have
been avaricious, or else he would not
have been trusted with this fund for
the poor, for which he rendered no
account to any one, yet he betrayed
his master for $3.90. I had always
thought that "30 pieces of silver"
meant some large amount, and that
statement astonished me when I
read it, but referring to the work on
numismatics I saw that the "piece of
silver" of Jerusalem was about the
same value as the "ore piece" of
Denmark, which is just 13 cents, so I
suppose the statement is true.
Connecticut has one country de
tective who is a coming man, Con
stauie Warren of this village. To
the coop of William Johnson, a manu
facturer of Putnam, a thief came in
the night and stole fifteen choice
fowls of fancy breed and Johnson of
fered Constable Warren $15 if he
would find the fowls. Apparently
there was not a clew, but the officer
put his sharp nose to the case and
said nothing. He went over the scene
with great pains and close scrutiny.
The coop was near the manufactory
and he quickl/ discovered that in
passing to and from the coop the
fowls had to pass across an exposed
and extremely warm steam-pipe
hence his instantaneous conclusion
these stolen fowls must have burnt
feet. Thereupon he began to hunt
for hens with scorched feet in all the
barnyards and markets of Putnam.
Within a few hours after getting his
astonishing clew Constable Warren
stepped into Dutee's market, strolled
up to a lot of. chickens hanging by
their legs to a hook, took down hal
a doien of them, tapped the market
man on the shoulder, and said: "See
those feet they are burnt those chick
ens were stolen from Johnson, and
they got their toes charred stepping
across his steam-pipe."
"Well, I swow," replied, Dutee,
drawing a long breath "I bought
them fowls of Joe Brunnell, living on
Priest Park farm."
"All right," said the constable.
An hour later Warren interviewed
Joe Brunnell, and Joe said the con
stable might have two of. his best
cows or anything else if he would let
the matter drop. But the constable
was not looking lor cows. Brunnell
settled the case with Mr. Johnson,
and the constable received $15.—
Putnam Correspondence New York
Rich Men on he Wing.'
A prominent railroad official stat
ed the other day that but forthelact
that two-thirds of them use passes
the men of wealth and prominence
in the nation's affairs would be among
the best patrons of the roads.
"As it is," he added, "they are the
most frequent passengers. Some of
them spend as many hours in the
railroad cars as they do at their
homes and journey all the way from
twenty to forty thousand miles a
The registers of all the well known
hotels reveal the names of men who
come here every week or two, travel
ing hundreds of miles and thinking
little or nothing of the trip.
In fact, Mr. George Pullman has
become so popular as a host that
many men do a large part of their
dictation and correspondence while
in his charge and take their secreta
ries along with them for that pur
A rapidly growing tendency, too,
is for a man to have his own car, re
quest the railroad president to "dead
head" it over his line and branches,
and thus he brings his family and all
his friends along. When any express
train is behind time ask the conduc
tor the reason for the delay, and nine
chances out often he will answer:
"We had to hitch on Mr. So-and
So's car/' He's making a trip with
But there are still a great many
people who cannot indulge in the
luxury of a $20,000 house on wheels,
and if you can't put that amount of
money into one there is no use send
ing your order to-the works,—Phila
C. H. CHADBOTJRN,
C. H. Ross,
COR. MINN. AND CENTRE SIRS,
New T71m Minn.
Collections and all Business per
taining to Banking Promptly
ROLLER E CO.,
IPew TJLna, Minn.
MANUFACTURERS OF CHOICE SPRING WHEAT FLOUR.
Received First Premiums at
Minnesota State Fairs 1887,1889.
Iowa State Fair 1887. St. Louis
Agricultural and Mechanical As
sociation Fair 1887.
F. MADLENER, C. L. ROOS,
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
Cor. Minnesota and Center
Hats, Caps, Notions,
Crockery and Glassware,
Green, Dried and Canned
Fruits, etc., etc,,
I will always take farm produce in exchange
for goods, and pay the higliest market price lor
all kinds of paper rags.
In connection with my store I have a first-class
saloon furnished with a splendid billiard table and
my customers will always find good liquors and
cigars, and every forenoon a splendid lunch.
All goods purchased of me will be delivered to
any part of the city free of cost.
HIXKESOTA STREET, NEW ULM, MINN.
Wu. FRAKK. JOHN BENTZIN.
Custom grinding solicited. Will
grind wheat for (one eigth) or ex
change 34 fts. flour, 5 &>s. shorts and 8
lbs. bran for one bushel of wheat. Flour
and feed sold at low rates and delirered
a New Ulm free of expense.
FRANK & BENTZIN.
•—and Dealer In—
Whip8, Collars, and all oth
er articles usually kept
in a first-lass har
New harnesses made to order and
pairing promptly attended to.
NEW MLM, MINN
LATH, SHINGLES, BOOBS»
Lime, Cement and Coal,
Lowest pric** mtway*.
Opposite BaUroaft THf%
JOS. SCHMLUCKER, Prop.
NEW ULM, .§§. MINNESOTA
Far sold in quantities to emit tht
ott^iag of ben
purchaser Special attention paid to Ik*
Eagle Roller Mill (h.
Has Capacity of ?ij'*
600 Barrels Per Day.
Our flour cannot be beat.
Cor. Minnesota and 3d N. Sts.,,
and dealer in all kinds of -Jy,
Groceries, Crockery, Stoneware,
Glassware, Notions, Canned
Fruit, Flour, etc.
All goods seld at bottom price* AB4
delivered free of cost to any part
N E W ULM, MINN.
LATH, SHINGLES, DOORS.
EBW ULM. Mill
Star Sample Room,
JOSEPH SCHN0BR1CH, Prop'r.
A fine lunch will be served every day.
Cor. Minn. & Center streets.
New Ulm. Minn
Brewer and Bottler.
J^W Ul(M, MW.
This brewery is one of the largest establishment*/
of the kind in the Minnesota Valley and is fitted
up with all the modern improvements. Keg and"
bottle beer furnished to any part of the city on'.t ,B
short notice. My bottle beer is especially adapted
for family use. h^C
Country brewers ai?d others that bay malt wlltv?
find it to their interest to place their orders withJ.
me. All orders by mail will receive my prompt
OTTO SCHELL. Manager•%
C. F. Ruemke 3
Cor. Minnesota and 3rd Nortb Sts. .\
NEW ULM, MINN.yS
CHOICE GROCERIES, CROCKERLt
BLASSWARE and NOTIONS.
All Goods offered at prices which de
fy competition. Goods will be delivered
free to any part of the city. All kind*
of farm produce taken in "exchange for
OPP. POST OFFICE—NEW ULM MINK,
MRS. A. SEITERP-op.
This house is the most centrally located
hotel in the city and affords
'good Sample Rooms.1
CHAS. STUEBE, Prop'r.
A large supply of fresh meats, enu'
sages, hams, lards, etc., constantly on
hand. All orders from the countrr
promptly attended to.
CASH PAID FOR HIDES.
NEW ULM MARBLE WORKS,
lg. Schwendinger, Prop'r.
Monuments, Tombstones and all
other work in my line made to order
promptly and in a workmanlike mannex
NEWULM^ ,',_^ ^»..MINN
GEO. BENZ SONS.
and Whelewto DMtanai
ta*M» B. (idSDK,' St Fu& Ha