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ON THE ROAD.
Tii^Triuinplial Train of the St.
Sweeping Down Upon the Prairies
with a Cyclone of Good Fel
The Route from St. Paul to Wahpeton and
What was Done Thereon.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Waiu'etox, Aug. 4. — The Jobbers' Union
train left St. Paul on time, 7:40 this morn
ing, with flags flying and music by the Great
Western band, every one being in high J
spirits und all faces as bright as the sunny j
morning which wafted the outward bound |
excursionists on their delightful way. The
party is composed of a larger number of gen
tlemen than have engaged In the previous
outings under these same auspices, as the
following complete list doth show:
Auerbach, Finch A Van Slyke will be rep
resented by Geo. R. Finch, president of the
St. Paul Jobbers' Union, and N. Singleton.
Powers, Durkee & Co. — L. M. Chirk.
P. H. Kelly Mercantile Co.— P. 11. Kelly,
Col. Warren Granger.
Allen, Moon & Co. — D. IT. Moon.
Maxfleld cfc Seabury — Cbanning Seabury.
Yauz & Howes— Seth K. Howes.
James M. Smith A; Co. — James M. Smith.
Ward, Hill <fc McClellan— J. A. Hill.
Berkey, Tallmadge «fc Co.— A. S. Tall
madge, J. A. Stolz.
Strong, Hackett & Co, — Freeman Strong.
Farwell, Ozman & Jackson — George L.
Farwell, Frederick Jackson.
Nicols c\: Dean— W. B. Dean.
C. Gotzian & Co. — C. Gotzian.
Forepaugh cfc Tarbox — Charles Tarbox.
Kellogg, Johnson cfc Co. — Cyrus Kullogg.
Foote, Johnson cfc Co. — Silas B. Foote.
Minnesota Hoot <fc Shoe Co. — C. K. Shar-
<; jnlon «fc Ferguson — Richard Gordon.
Lanpher, Finch cfc Skinner — James H.
Young, Streissguth <fc Drake — 11. T.
Noyes Bros, cfc Cutler — Edward If. Cutler.
.Merell t \: Ryan— Frank A. Merell.
Craig, Larkin cfc Smith — John P. Larkin.
Pollock, Donaldson & Ogden — Henry S.
P. 11. L. Hardenberg cfc Co.— E. L. Shack
Charles G. Schmidt — Charles G. Schmidt.
Scheffercfe Rossum — Randolph Rossum.
AverUT, Russell cfc Carpenter — Gen. J. T.
St. Paul Book cfc Stationery Co. — D. D.
Bristol, Smith cfc McArthur— Wm. T.
Bohn Manufacturing Co. — Gebberd Bohn.
Chapman, Corliss & Drake — J. A. Chap
T. A. Abbott & Co.— W. P. Abbott.
Mast, Buford cfc Burwell— Julius 11. Bur
Robinson cV Cary — Charles 11. Robinson.
Wilson A: Rogers.
11. P. Rugg & Co.— Chas. A. Fuller.
E. F. Osborn.
Fairbanks, Morse & Co. — G. B. Wood
Arthur, Warren cfc Abbott — James W.
Colbert, Ilill cfc Co.— John C. Hill.
Perkins, Lyons cfc Co.— Maurice Lyons.
Ranney ec Hodgeman — George 11. Ran
W. A. Van Slyke.
E. F. Dare, Chicago Board of Trade.
F. F. Mclver, Broadstreets agency.
I. B. Ream, Chicago Board of Trade.
James Siocum, .Jr., Norwood.
J. 15. Chapman, Chapman, Corlics cfc
J. (i. Callahan, land commissioner, St.
Paul cV Duluth railroad.
11. R. Dorr, secretary Baukers' associa
F, A. Seymour, cashier Merchants
J. U. Cook, president First National bank,
Hon. Wm. P. Murray, city attorney.
Stanley Proudflt, contracting freight agent,
Judge ( handler, Chicago,Mllwaukee & St.
Thos. Booth, St. Louis., Elk Valley Farm
C. 11. Blgelow, Jr., Zene C. Bohrer, P. H.
Kelly Mercantile Co.
i ipt. W. R. Bourne, Baron cUo Lumber Co.
E. F. Wyraan, private secretary of Presi
dent Hughitt, Omaha railroad.
Wm. Lindeke aud Reuben Warner, Lin
kc-kes, Warner & Scburmeicr.
Ralph W. Cavanagh, residing president
and manager Missouri Valley Town Site C*>.
L. I. Kimball, general northwestern agent
Albert Lea Route.
J. M- Johnson, Brst assistant general
freight agent ('., R. I. A; P. K. & \V. R. R.
.1. T. Clarke, assistant general freight
agent i imaha K. R.
J. 11. Murphy, M. D., surgeon Manitoba
Hon. J. J. Eagan, county attorney.
M. R. Wat rs, M abler 6 Thompson.
F. R Culbertson, Glidden, Griggs »fc Co.
W. w. Balcomb, Dyer A Howard.
J. .\. Gregg, Nichols & Dean.
\Y. ('. Wilson. Wilson <V Rogers.
Nathan Ford, Mr. Ford, K. F. Lapham.
A. L. Mohler, general frcightagent Mau-
W. .1. Cutlt r. Boston.
Gen. R. L. McLaren.
L. K. Stone.
A. (i. Gallaseh, llaek ,v QaUaach, Crooks
H. E. Whaley.
J. Mclntyre, cashier First National bank,
C. M. Davidson. I!. Presley & Co.
Q, E Snell, Bohn Manufacturing Co.
S. 1!. Walsh.
A. I. Jacassy, special arti-t.
.'. ( . Morrison, purchasing agent Maui
toba R. K.
Prof. Tltcomb, R. J. T. White.
Albert Scheffer, cashier Bank of Minne
<*. I. White, A. Oppenheimer & Co.
A. J. Bedford, Farewell, Oamun & Jack
11. K. Whaley — Gordon a: Fergeraon.
G. s. Eichmelller.
D. W. Phi
w. s. Kemp, superintendent Breckenridge
Peter Berkey, president •'■:. i'aul N.i
d J. H. Baker.
C. 11. Warren, general passenger agent;
A. sfanvckj get- pr, Manitoba tail
The d aottve which
Spins card with this famed train of
famous people are something sronderfni, and
were prepared under the tasteful suggestions
of Aid. W. A. Van Slyke. The pilot drive
wheels and cylinder head are striped with
lad, white and blue to harmonise wftl
f^ -• ".s c>f tri-iok>r cud the
multitude of flag*, large and stnali.
at from every p. - -
gs Lparison of
the iron steed arc b.it a typ»? of the arr.
ments mad rttedfot the pleasure
and comf art of the long journey undertaken.
The t'. - nude at Minn
When a large but undemonstrative crowd
had and were am ply compensated
tendered by the
The next stop was at Las:
•umber . : n booked for the cx
. board making a anJnahle
addition to the ■_ Min
thls morulng with ll
snd sail c-r.ift and I loalt,
ting an animated, if watery scone.
The first town upon the route is Maple
Piain. thirty-three ■ St. Paul,
. h is located uti Lake Independence, which
is a beautiful sheet of water iwj mites
and one aud onc-hatf mite wide. The most
MtaJbte fasten nf tl | Dbgt is i«
school house, costing some $5,000. There are
three church societies here, but only one
church edifice. The principal industry of
the place is its two humming saw mills
each cutting 10,000 feet of lumber daily. The
Good Templars are strong here, and the
town is stalwart for "no license."
Delano comes next on the time card, and
nobody thought of running by so handsome
a village with the Cro*- river running
through it aud several pretty lakes in sight.
This is quite a grain mart, with a warehouse
capable of handling 45,000 bushels of grain
per day, aud a second elevator with a flfty
barrel flouring mill. Rather a pleasant thing
Is the three story white brick school house,
which, with live churches, indicates the
healthy tone of the community.
At Montrose the Jobbers only said bail and
i farewell, but at Waverly ih„- stop was long
i enough for a tune from tbe band. The Cath
, olic church here has a membership of 300,
| which takes in all the surrounding eouuty.
Howard Lake, Wright county, 55 miles
from St. Paul, was the next stop, and the
population of the town seemed to be out to
greet the excursion, with the flag of Geo.
Goodsell post, G. A. R. The whole party
alighted and passed ten minutes delightfully
w bile the band played a couple of airs. How
ard lake, upon which tbe town is located, is
five miles long and two miles wide, aud
looked very inviting from the eminence of
the train. The school going population of
the place is about 300. There are fourteen
stores of all kinds and several markets. At
this point ladies, chaperoned by Mr. Jona
than Smith, joined the party and were enter
tained in Mr. Mantel's ear by tbe music of
tho glee club, viz: Miss Minnie Taylor,
Mrs."D. B. Brown, Mrs. A. N. Carter, Mrs.
S. C. Carter, Miss Nora Bruce, Mrs. C. N.
Bliss, Miss F. Marshall.
Found the train fifteen minutes ahead of
time, but tbe stop was a brief one, though
long enough to see the §100,000 flouring
mill at this point.
Cokato, four miles further on, was out in I
all its glory, and tbe colored troops on the
hilltop fired a salute of minute guns, while j
tbe band played and the people cheered.
Cokato has recovered from the destructive |
fire of last year and appears as thriving as j
those interested iv it may desire. It possesses ]
two feed mills, sugar factory, cording mill,
knitting factory, three elevators, capacity
95,000 bushels, two school houses and three
Dassel is five miles further on, being sixty
six miles from St. Paul. The people had
evidently heard the Jobbers were com
ing, for they were not only out in
force, but had erected an arch formed of
stalks of wheat across the track while the
station platform was lined with grains, fruits
and vegetables in the ccuter of a wreath in
tertwined with flowers aud wheat was the
sentiment "Welcome to the Jobbers Union ;"
a banner nailed upon the depot side read,
"We have good schools, good churches, fine
farms, fine meadows, feed and flouring mills,
200.000 bushels of wheat, lots of hoop poles,
plenty of lakes, splendid fishing, and the
best wotden yarn on earth."
■'These are, a fair sample of the soil."
An tipple tree branch with many young
apples bore tbe legend, "We are small now, i
Under the heading of wants, a
banner read, "We want a bank,
a newspaper, creamery, furniture
and plow factories and more capital."
A lively cartoon being upon the wall, gro
tesque to the last degree :ligures of two men,
one of whom says, "A bunk would do a big
business here, Thomas, and don't you for
get it." At the sight of that a universal cry i
went up for "Scheffer, Scheffer," and that
gentleman responded with a bright, humor
ous speacb, that filled all with glee. Presi
dent Finch captured the cartoon aud is
bringing it home with him as a trophy.
"Litchfield, three-quarters an hour," said i
President Finch, "everybody get out of the
cars," aud it was done. Forming in line
the band led the procession to the public
square where under a shelter teut was a
group of ladies, flower girls, for the nonce,
with pretty baskets, and beautiful button
bole bouquets. These Jadies were Mrs. J.
M. Howard, Miss Lockwood, tho
Mis., < Brown, Miss Stopping,
Mrs. Wakefield, Mrs. Win ton, Miss Camp
bell. Miss Fuller, Mrs. B. B. Gates, Mrs.
Uaukiu, Miss Pixley, Mrs. 11. S. Branban. i
These ladies presented each member of the i
party with a bouquet and a badge? of blue
ribbon with "Litchfield" printed thereon.
This wr s a delightful courtesy. After music
by the Great Western, Mayor 11. V. Harris
briefly welcomed the Jobbers and their
guests, and introduced C. 11. Strabeek, Esq.,
who spoke at some length, offering in the i
course of bis remarks some Important statis
tics In regard to Litchfield and Meeker county !
which are given below.
in ra ami pioonaa anooi hbskeb county.
|By Chas. 11. Strobick.]
Has 17 ! -> townships; 482,000 acres Of land, •
', of which U timber, % prairie and meadow
land; 24.000 acres of water In 280 likes, ot
whieb over 150 are meandered beautiful sheets
of water. We shall have this year 6B,ooo acn I
in crop of which 48,000 acres is wheat and
from which we shall raise &y),()uo bushel*.
We shall raise 40,000 bushels of oats, 28,000
bushels of corn \ 75,000 bushels of potatoes
and other crops in lair proportion.
We : hall cut 28,000 tons of hay and feed
it out to 80,000 bead of horses, cattle, she p
and hogs. We shall make 200,000 pounds
jof butter. There are 8 flouring mills in the
I county with a capacity for making 600 barrels
1 per day. The grain elevators of Meeker
county last year handled 1,002,000 bushels
Meeker county h.i* a bona fide population
of 18,000. Has 4,200 school children.
The ratio of births and deaths -s as three
to one. With her nine villages, her titie
lands, beautiful lakes,peaceable, Industrious
and Intelligent ettisena, Meeker county i;
able and willing to lie "sized up" with any
otiier county in the state or out of it.
Beautiful for situation, the joy of the
whole people, Is Litchfield, the city of our !
making. Population 2,000. We have a
. Ie high school with eight teachers j
and 400 pupils, and onr school stands well
to' the front among the high schools of tin
ago there was one
teacher and ,-ew nteeu - ■ tdldren in
■ llstrict Now there are eight ministers
• in- jrers, tin two den
I two ; g rs and six insurance ag
Tiiere ar- eighty. five mercantile, B
ieal :in 10l - in Utchfiekl,
smongwhich are two banks, three drug
stores und three hardware stores.
4 bar;: --
tcksmith si. ops.
;* wagon gj
:i clothing stores.
G g< nerai tl md jewelery. mil
linery, grocery, feed, fruit and other stores
1 pi tnlng mill.
:> wind mtiaC
1 Soaring mill (capacity 200 barrels).
2 tumtx r yards (200 car loads per j
- ultural implement dealers au J llra.s.
1 en. ry of 2,000 pounds per
' day, si
~ chm rith a prospect
of Increase of churches and decrease of sa
There are 5 grain elevators in town, that
will with the mtil handle thta year 550. 00J
.- ol wheat.
There was marketed in Litchfield year
.h;st outside the Tillage are two brickyards.
Two fire compaci- ft) chemical
and hand englt: . m t brigade and
. Haeons and United
Workmen. A large rx st of Grand Army of
tii.- X-; unlic, and last but not least one of
; st military companies ani the wry but
atestia the state. Li" *■ . - Go. H.
shoot* to "git thar" *ud we n»fa the banner.
was rect- ived at Litchfield depot over
; shipped over 380,000 tops.
Mr. itrowick conciudtd by paying a high
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, TUESDAY MORN! NG, AUGUST o. 1884.
compliment to the business men of St. Paul
and again bade them welcome. President
Finch called upon Hon. J. J.
Eagan to respond, which. tbat
gentlemen did with eloquent grace. Tho
party were then placed in carriages and for
half an hour driven through the village and
iulo the bordering prairies, with tbeir great
fields' Of wheat, oats aud corn, seeing at
every gate. Upon every house, flags and ban
ners inscribed with ''welcome." Mr. S. N.
Leavitt, proprietor of tbe Litchfield creamer}-,
presented v large jar of golden butter for
use, and behoof of tbe party,
for which all reudered him thanks.
Returning to the train cheers were given for
the good people of Litchfield, and may they
live long and prosper. The graceful ladies
of the flower committees were invited to go
with the party to Grove City, aud among whom
were Mayor Harris aud Mr. Strobick, ac
cepted, attended by gentlemen friends. Al
together tbe Litchfield incident was the
brightest one of the day up to that point.
Only a brief stop was made at Grove City,
which contains some 500 inhabitants. The
soil of the country surrounding the town is a
black sandy loam, and four fine lakes arc
within easy distance. There is one Baptist
and two Lutheran churches in the village,
and the school house, accommodating 150
pupils, cost $1,500. Grove City has six gen
eral stores, two hardware, one furniture, one
drug store and two lumber yards. There
are three elevators, with a united capacity of
190,000 bushels, aud one flour mill with a
capacity of 150 barrels daily. The citizens
are supplied with local news by two English
and one German newspaper, aud the travel
ing public find ample accommodations iv the
two hotels of the village.
A brief stop was mad ■ at Atwaler, the next
town on the route. This town contains
about GOO inhabitants, three-fourths of whom
are Scaudinavian. The town, which was
laid out in 1870, is situated in tbe center of
a high rolling prairie of excellent soil. Dia
mond lake, which is three miles from the
town, is three by two and a half miles In
dimension, and has very deep, clear water,
with flue gravel, broad and grassy banks.
Green, Elizabeth and Lillian lakes, also
beautiful sheets of water, are near the town,
and within easy distance is an abundance of
hard wood timber. The Scandinavian Meth
odists and tbe Swede and Norwegian Luth
erans have a large society and neat churches,
and tiie American Methodist church is also
well represented. There are five general
stores, three drug stores and two hardware
stores, while three elevators furnish storage
for 135,000 bushels of grain. The bank of
Atwater, with a capital of $15,000, furnishes
financial accommodation for the citizens,
and the local news is supplied by the Western
At Kandiyohi, the next village on the route,
and ninety-eight miles from St. Paul, a
stop of only a few minutes was made.
Kandiyohi is a small village, having a popu
lation ot perhaps 250 people. Timber may
be found within four miles of the village,
aud there are numerous lakes iv the vicin
ity, and good water point at Green lake, six
miles distant. There is a Roman Catholic
church, and a school house, costing £2,000,
and accommodates 100 pupils. Besides tbe
stores usually found in such villages the
town contains three hotels and two elevators,
with a capacity of 50,000 bushels.
At Willmar the excoursionists made a
pause of one hour. They were met by a re
ception committee, Major Spicer, chairman,
and driven about tbe city, which is situated
In a prairie country with a small quantity of
oak and elm timber within easy distance.
Foot lake, covering about three square miles
is near the village. The present population
is about 1,800, and is composed mostly of
Scandinavians, though there is a fair sprink
ling of Irish, Germau aud American amorrg
them. Some half dozen churches are lo
catad in the city, and two school buildings,
costing, $10,000, furnish accommodations
for 250 pupils and six teachers. In the city
are four elevators, nine general stores, three
drug stores and one steam flour mill. There
are .'ive hotels, and two banks — Kandiyohi
county bank, capital $75,000; Bank of Will
mar, capital .*50,000. Tbe people furnish
support for two local papers, and the promi
nent societies — Masons, Druids- United
Workmen, Equitable Aid Uuion etc., — are
well represented. The surrounding country
is good, and the village is steadily growing
and has a promising future.
The following ladles joined the party:
Mesdames A. E. Rice, Manning, Tyler, Cos
tello, Breed, and continued to Wapbeton.
Also Lewis Tippan, Misses Lina Paulson,
Idti Alley, Gertrude Baldwin, Bayard, Mattie
Brown, Meesburg. Ex-Mayor Spicer and
several others spoke.
At Kirkhoven a short stop was made to
allow the excursionists to examine the city.
The city is situated in a rich agricultural re
gion, the soil of which is black loam with
clay subsoil. The village was laid out in
IS6O, and now contains a population of
nearly 300. Shakopee creek aud Buffalo and
Beatty lakes are near by, and timber is fouud
Within eight miles. Several general stores
furnish the citizens with tbe necessities of
life and the town contains two elevators,
capacity 60,000 and 45,000 bushels, and two
bi tele. A German Lutheran church is sit
uated In the town. From Kirkhoven, a run
of twenty minutes, brought the excur-
Swift county, one of the youngest towns
aiimg tbe route, being first laid out in 1878.
The towu is situated in a belt of rich land,
black loam soil, 122 miles from St. Paul,
and eon taiu s a population of perhaps 400.
Buffalo lake, with an area of 200 acres, lies
sis miles to the- north, and Frank lake, with
an area of 100 acres, is four miles north of
town. There is no native timber except
around Jtbc lakes There- are churches In the
town and a school boils'!! built at an expense
ol $3,500, accommodating one hundred pu
pils. The village has five general store, one
drug store, one liquor store, one steam mill
and two elevators with a capacity of 75,000
i tusbels. The hank has a capita! of $5,000,
and two hotels are well patronized by the
DE C.OIT. SWIFT COIXTV,
which is situated in the midst of a rolling
prairie, the soil of which is a good loam with
a clay bottom, being excellent for all crops.
There are many small lakes near the village,
and the Chippewa river is only four miles
distant. Good timber within seven miles.
Slage now contains SOO population,
and is eon -.tig. There arc three
schools in the township, with "fiO scholars,
and buildings costing 2.500. The town con
tains one el val rwitba capacity of 60,000
bushels, three general stores, one hardware
. blacksmith shops, three wood dealers,
• >ne saloon and two hoteis. This is a grow
ing village and oilers great induccmenls for
:::! kind* of indu- I
the COTJ3TX seat.
Then its \ ras made at Benson, the
county seat of Swift county. A large dele-
Mayor Johns n
speech of welcome, introducing Mr.
'. Stub, who welcomed the Jobber party to the
:i that i ;•>•>-. Marshall called a howling
wil lerness, the grain center of the harvest
this year. Three hundred thousand bushels
Of the wheat of Benson looked with
friendly eyes on the St. Paul business men
and reciprocated their liberality and in-
Mr. Schafler made a humorous response.
- lent Finch had called him on false pre
-. He was not fall of a speech, but was
.';i>a of what he saw. He
, BS must have stolen the color
from golden grain for their eoiden hair, and
- their beam
-. und but for a certain copartnership
-■a! the hearts of the Jobbers.
- I-.aff-.-r called for that modest
B and eloquent speaker. Pat Kelly.
:ike a speech to the p.-ople of Benson.
Mr. Kellv could be fonnd the
; train bad gone.
Benson contains a population of some
1.200 or 1.500. Tbe young city is sur-
D led by a tolling prairie, the black sandy
• i which is excellent for all kinds of
" - dug. Thi I ppesta
-. a deep stream, with fine banks, is
*!ire€-qaarter* of a rr.iie from the villasre,
. ilazel and Ti-voici, lint bodies of water,
are four miles distant. The former lake
has a large, round, wooded island In the
center, and Is a much frequented summer
resort. The banks of Chippewa river are
lined with fine ash, oak aud elm Umber, and
the line water power drives a large woolen
mill. There are five churches In the town,
and a brick school house, costing $6,000, fur
tiishes accommodations for 200 scholars and
three teachers. The court house cost $5,000,
town hall $4,500 and jail 61,000. There are
two elevators, capacity 125,000 and 85,000
bushels; three warehouses, capactity 3,000
bushels each, and among its manu
factories arc a roller steam
steam flour mill, capacity 850 barrels daily;
foundry aud machine shop, cooper shop,
wagon factory, woolen mill and harness shop.
There are six general stores, three hardware,
two drug, two jewelry, one stationery, two
millinery and two shoe stores, three agricul
tural warehouses, livery stable, two butchers,
restaurants, etc., and opening for all kinds
of business. The city supports two local
newspapers and three hotels. The banking
business is done by a private institution hav
ing a capital of $45,000. The prominent
societies are also w-ell represented. The
land surrounding this young aud thriving city
is the richest iv the state, and the energy of
its business men aud natural advantages
which the city enjoys speak well for Its fu
After a run of a little over au hour tbe
train pulled up at
one of the most thriving towns in Stevens
county. The village, which is about ten
years old, and contains a population of 700,
is located in the center cv a rolling prairie,
the soil of which is a rich, deep black loam.
Chippe/va river, four miles cast, Pommc de
Terre river, three miles west, and the lakes
near by, furnish good water. There are
three churches In the city, and the 250 pupils
of the school occupy a building which cost
$1,000. There is also a telegraphic institute
in the town, aud the citizens have built an
excellent town .hall. There are three eleva
tors, capacity 110,000 bushels, one fine mill,
three general stores, two hardware and one
drug store, one fancy goods and stationery,
one flour aud feed mill, a saddling and har
ness shop,and other industries usually found
in villages of this size. The citizens support
two local newspapers and two hotels. Han
cock is situated on a high table land, excel
lently drained, and is au enterprising and
a stop of half an hour was made. Mrs.
Fuller and Mrs. Bemis served all the gentle
men wtth button hole boquets,-,aud joined
the party for Wahpeton. The excursionists
took a carriage drive through the city, which
is the county seat of Stevens county, and
has a population of some 1.500. The town
is situated in the centre of a rolling prairie,
and is the center of a line agricultural re
gion. Pommc de Terre river, a few miles
distant, supplies good water power and there
are numerous lakes within easy distance.
Heavy timber is not found within less than
twenty-five miles. In the town are three
elevators with a capacity of 145,000 bushels,
two flouring mills, four run of stone, ca
pacify of 100 barrels per day, four churches,
two schools, 450 pupils, five departments, and
buildings costing $7,000. Twelve stores fur
nish the citizens with tbe necessities and lux
uries of life, aud a board of trade has been
organized by its merehats. Tbe banking
business is done by the First National bank'
of Morris, with a capital of §50,000, and the
Sterns County bank, capital $25,000. There
are seven hotels and one newspaper. Two
lines of railroads run into the town, which is
surrounded by a giod stock and grain coun
try, aud is an excellent place for men of en
ergy and industrious habits. Near the city
are a dozen stock farms of a thousancl acres
or more owned by Secretary Stantou, Charles
Wllsou, Mesirs. R. Jefferson, C. Cogel, E.
B. Bedell, and others.
The next stop was at Donnelly, which is
another one of the thriving towns of Stevens
county. It is located 108 miles from St.
Paul and Is about thirteen years old, having
a population of 300. On the cast side of the
railroad is a rolling prairie, while the west
side is level. Within two or three miles of
the village may be found several line lakes,
full of fish and with well timbered banks.
The Lutheran and Catholic churches arc well
represented in the village, and the young
citizens and probable future presidential can
didates study tbeir lessons in a building cost
ing $1,000. There i 3 an elevator and grain
warehouse with a capacity of 40,000 bushels,
a steam feed mill, lumber yards, general
stores, etc., and one hotel. This place offers
excellent advantages for all kiuds of busi
COUXTV SEAT OF GRANT,
The next stop was made at Her
man, the county seat of Grant county, which
contains a population of nearly 700. The
town Is situated on the banks of a fine lake,
and is surrounded by a rich country. There
are several churches In the village,
and a school house costing $5, 500 has been
| erected. There are two elevators, capacity,
j 80,000 and 45,000 bushels; one roller flour
j and grist mill, capacity 100 barrels per day;
two newspapers, six general stores, two drug,
one hardware, one harness, one boot and
shoe, two millinery, one meat market, four
implement depot.-*, one lumber yard, one
livery stable, three attorneys, one barber,
one laundry, one real estate and insurance
office, two hotels and a bank. The value of
real estate Is constantly Increasing and taxes
are light, there being §6,000 surplus In the
treasury. The society is excellent, and there
are many local scientific and social organ
izations, among them Chantaqua liter
ary and scientific circle, with twenty-five
members The bunting around the village
is excellent and numerous small lakes offer
great inducements to the fisherman. While
I at this city the band rendered some excel
i lent music, aud E. W. Snyder, cashier of tbe
j Grant county bank joined the excursion for
The 'Reception at Wahpeton,
[Special Telegram to the (;'obe.|
Waupetox, D. T., Aug. 4.— The Jobbers'
Übion reached here at 8 p. m., an hour and
a half ahead of time, which somewhat inter
fered with the intended reception, but did
not prevent au oration of the m :>st cordial
I character. The Wahpeton cornet band,
Suvenor post, G. A. R., and the Maceppa
fire company met the visitors at the hotel,
and after a social interchange, formed a pro
cession and marched through Dakota avenue
which was handsomely illuminated and
ablaze with pyrotecnies.
After this demonstration the visitors at
tended a reception at the opera house by tbe
ladles of Wahpeton. As each guest entered,
be was presented with a badge on which
; was printed, "Wahpeton, Dakota, with 2,000
: population, eighty-seven business houses,
three newspapers, two churches, two banks,
three railroads, four hotels, fifteen attorneys
and a hundred smaller industries, with a
corps of county officials, bids yon welcome."
The opera house was beautifully decorated, a
fact more eloquent than words of the cordi
ality of the welcome. The ball was crowded,
and at 9 p. m. Mr. Robert Cars<>n introduced
Igs Landier, who eloquently welcomed
tbe visitors President Finch happily ac
knowledged the honor and introduced Gen.
J. H. Baker, who spoke ten minutes, with a
■ and eloquence that, gifted as he is, he
had never surpassed. "Tbe Inspiration of
the Great Heart of Fair Wapbeton," a song
jby the Wapheton Glee ciub, followed.
It was a gem. Tbe Jobbers' Union
j glee club rendered two selections to the un
; bounded delight of the great audience. Hon.
P. J. McCumber extended tbe riabt hand of
-.ship to the visitors, and President
Finch called obt Dr. Murphy to respond to
the sentiment, "the ladies. God bless them."
The Doctor responded in good form. Hon.
Albert Scheffer was the next speaker, and
j was very entertaining. After a short time
passed in a social way tbe reception came to
The Mercury issued an, extra in honor of
the Jobbers' visiL
Tbe following telegram was received here:
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 4.— 7b .Obert Schef
fer. of the Jobbers' Excursion : Bring tbe nu
merous Scandinavians of the great north
west tbe hearty greetings of the Minnesota
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JoSErH E. OsBOKK.
lTiniMima Aug. 4.— Between nine snl
, two to-day thr.e featta here ium cholera.
A Temperance Crank Who Wants to
Paint the Town Blue.
Democratic Club— Speeches by Messrs. Buck
[Special Correspondence of the Globe.]
Winona, Aug. 8. — The city is all stirred
up over the eilort of a few temperance apos
tles to control the city. Tbe ordinance re
lating to closing the saloons on Sunday has
been lately enforced so far as proclamation
by the city marshal goes. In most cases It
has been obeyed, but parties claim they have
evidence against four saloon keepers of hav
ing violated the ordinance. On account of
amendments and various additions to the
ordinance it Is next to impossible to act in
telligently under it, and no one knows upon
whom the responsibility of prosecutlrg the
eases belongs. Hence, very naturally, the
city officials are extremely cautious about
commencing proceedings. There is, how
ever, another thing that is acting to pre
vent legal steps being takeu, that is the
fanatical, irresponsible conduct of the leader
of the class of people who want to tell other
people how they must act.
Last winter there came to this city from
Wabasha — rumor hath it that he was mobbed
and driven from that city — with the ostensi
ble purpose of attending school here,a young
man, a Pole, bearing the name of Ceszeszln
szkL In debating clubs he greatly distin
guished himself, both on account of the
strength of his lungs and the shallowness of
his brains. However, he gradually verged
off onto the temperance question, evidently
thinking that his best hold, and he is now
the head, tail and nearly all of the body (es
pecially that portion of the body from which
comes the wiud) of the Polish Temperance
Now, I have no word to say against tem
perance societies, although Ido not care to
belong to one; but when a man becomes in
sane upon so simple a question as "whether
or not I shall be temperate," theu it is time
his intemperance was daped with, his own
medicine. lutemperauce is uot confined to
Mr. Ceszesziuszki is, I fear, troubled with
what is technically known as "the big head."
He has converted a few of his countrymen in
the Fourth ward, and now, supposing him
self the agent of Providence, proposes to
march upon the balance of tbe city. He is
making a nuisance of himself, writing letters
for the paper here, charging the city officers,
and everyone who does not agree with his
methods, with improper motives. Tbe out
come will be, if the threats of his countrymen
are carried out, very riinilar to that In Waba
Last evening, after a heavy rain all day,
the sky cleared away beautiful'y, as if Provi
dence smiled upon the efforts of Donioeracy
to gain once more, purity and simplicity in
govcrmental affairs. The Cleveland and
Hendricks club had made preparations for a
grand rally Saturday uight at the court house.
About 7 o'clock our Boys band went to the
Fourth ward and marched up Third street
with an immense crowd following.
AtS:3otbe court house was full to over
flowing, (in fact tbe old hall has not seen
such a crowd since the election fraud case
was argued last spring,) with all classes of
men. Quite a sprinkling of Rsmiblicans,
whose polities have, very recently, been di
verted from their original channal, wore
also present. After a little preliminary
business, making the organization perma
nent, etc., tbe speaking was begun.
C. F. Buck, whom the chair called the
distinguished farmer from the town of Wl
nona, first addressed the club. He said
the candidates of the two great parties had
beed named, tbeir platforms formulated, aud
the conflict opened. If he read the signs of
the times rightly, the struggle would be a
desperate one. The Democracy were at a
disadvantage. Tbe opposition had at their
back a disciplined army of one hundred
thousand office-holders, who would flghtt
with tbe fierceness of demons, for the
maintenance of the crib 3 in which they
had so long fattened. The. enemy had, what
Is called lv those days of slang, the "sinews
of war" money. They were also rich in
strategic points, they were full of devices to
catch the unwary voter. One of these was
the "British Lion" cry. [Laughter.] Why,
every presidential election since the days of
Washington, and down to tbe election of
Abraham Lincoln, had resounded in this
same ridiculous howl. [Laughter and ap
plause.] Since the war the bloody shirt and
southern outrage bureau had diverted the
attention of tbe voters from the real issues.
But now, tbat those were getting a little stale,
tbe old "British Lion" had beeu resurrected,
and was to do service again. It reminded
him -of a story he once heard Abe Lincoln
teli, in his great debate with Douglas. There
once lived upon the sea coast au old fisher
man and his wife, who make a livelihood by
catching aud selling fish. One day the fish
erman was drowned aud after several days
search bis body recovered. It was discov
ered that inside his shirt was a large quan
tity of eels, The body was taken to his dis
consolate widow, and she was asked what
was to be done with it. She pondered a few
minutes and drawing a long sigh said,
"Well, seeing's John's dead und ain't good
for anything, suppose you take out all the
eels and carefully set the body again. [Great
laughter.] The Republican party has care
fully "set" tbe "British Lion," aud of course
expect to catch more eels. [Great ap
After an able exposition of the result of
the protective tariff system, creating a
slavery as oppressive, as detestable as that
existiug in tbe south, Mr. Buck closed his
address with an appeal to the Democratic
hosts to stand firm. Let us present a solid
front b> the enemy. Let us march shoulder
to shoulder, and tbat man (pointing to
Cleveland's portrait) will restore the gov
ernment to Democratic principles. [Great
After music by the band the chair intro
duced Mr. P. Fiizpatrick, Eg., the present
county attorney. Mr. Fitzpatrick's address
was one worthy of preservation. With an
\ easy delivery and nne voice he made the
! court bouse ring with his sarcastic pictures
and eloquent periods. He said, "After the
discussion of the issues o/ the present cam
■ paign which you have just beard, I doubt
anything can be said by me tbat will be of
\ interest. Every man is, however, expected
[to ci ye his reasons for the faith tbat is in
i him. lam for Cleveland and Hendricks,
t [applause], first, because they are Demo
-1 crats, chosen by an overwhelming majority
! of the representatives in convention as
j sembled. [Cheers]. Second, because they
I are men both of spotless integrity, who have
nrver deceived the people, and never be
trayed a trust. [Applause]. Third, because
I their election is the only avenue through
' which this government can be rescued from
I corruption, anarchy and Csesarisat. [Tre
i mendous applause]. And the people, by an
j effort, an earnest and intelligent effort can,
i beyond a doubt, win.
Henry Clay said, "I would rather be rizht
than be president," but the motto of James
G. Blame is to be president right or wrong.
j [Applause.] In 1876 tbe Republican party
■ defeated the will of the people by a most gi
gantic fraud. In ISSO they defeated tbe will
; of tbe people by a judicious use of "soap"
paughter and applause], and in "84 they come
[ up with consummate hypocrisy and make
i gods of their ail but convicted criminals, and
even some of their convicted ones. [Ap
| plause.] How are they to carry tbe election
I this fall? Why, they propose to play one part
of the Democratic party against another.
I Tbeir leader is a man who c=n and will play
i upon ell the strings of human passion. Th'-y
| say to tbe laboring men, to the naturalized
' citizen, -'What matters it if we have always
[ spit upon you, trodden you in the dust.
■ scoffed at you, heaped eTeTy Tile epithet
j that can be devised upon your beads!
i What matters it if our leader
I is a political desperado! A man excelling in
1 all the shrewd, running arts of deraogoxt-ry
— a man who stili has the stench of the Credit
Mnbltkr. the Muili.an circular, tbe guano
, cvt-trACt die _;::._. to hi; garments t #iat mat-
tcrs it tbat in 1855 Jas. G. Blame was the
brightest star in the party of Know Nothing
ism f What matters all these things, when
we, the "grand old party," will permit you
to join our ranks until next November. Af
ter tbat we will have no more use for you
until four years more. You can now co
back to your first love." (Here the audience
broke out into a wild shout of applause, aud
when one voice could be distinguished from
another, a hitherto strong Republican,
shouted, I've no more use for Jas. G.
After election, Mr. Blame will devote his
attention to statesmanship. But that states
manship will uot be directed to American
affairs but will reach way down to the deadly
marshes of Panama and the guauo beds and
dung heaps of Chila and Peru. [Laughter
and applause. J The rights of Americans
citizens at home and aboad, the liberties of
the people, and the prosperity of the country,
will be forgotten, and in their stead, will
come great solicitude, over tbe wellfare of
the naked savages of South America. [Pro
Alter the speaking closed the band dis
course "The Red White and Blue" and
"Marching thro' Georgia" while the men
present enrolled themselves in the club.
An Old Settler Dead— The Foundries
to Start Up Again.
Pittsburg, Aug. 4. — Graff, Hughes &
Co.'s stove foundry will resume to-morrow
at the old wages, after a suspension of ten
weeks. The strikers are jubilant, and claim
that within a week every foundry in the city
will be running, and paying the wages de
Lewis Peterson, oue of Pittsburg's earliest
and most prominent business men, died this
morning, in bis ninety-third year. Mr.
Peterson was one of the proprie
tors of the Pennsylvania Dally
Advocate, the first daily ever published here.
He formed the first board of trade, manufac
tured the first cotton, and was largely inter
ested in the Iron industry of this city. He
joined the Masonic order in Philadelphia in
1812, aud came to Pittsburg the year follow
Pittsburg, Aug, 4. — Nearly all the dele
gates to the national convention
of the Amalgamated association
which begins here to-morrow have
arrived. The convention will be in session
three or four days, and every 6tate iv the
Union in which iron or steel is manufactured
will be represented.
The Elba Iron works closed down to-day
in all departments, except the bolt factory,
on account of slack orders and unsatis
The United States Hotel.
Washington, Aug. 4. — The dead body of
Addie Fletcher, the colored head chamber
maid, was recovered from the ruins of the
hotel this morning. It is now believed that
but one victim remains to be found. This is
Henry Holt, colored. The mam part of the
hotel, that fronting on tbe avenue, is intact
but under tbe guardianship of the police.
As large a force of laborers as can tie advant
ageously employed arc at work overhauling
and removing the debris. Wide cracks in
the rear walls of that portion of the building
which remains standing makes the w-ork of
tbe laborers one of danger.
The body of young Hall was recovered this
afternoon. Many people last night and this
morning asserted that complaint had long
since been made of the unsafe condition of
the building, that servants occupying the
rear portion had been In constant dread, and
that workmen engaged in repairs aud others
had frequently declared a collapse was emi
nent. On Friday the barkeepers senta cotn
plaiut to the inspector of buildings that tbe
rear walls were caving and unsafe. This
report was received on Saturday and referred
to the assistant who bad not reported. The
back of the buildiug adjoining had been re
cently found to be iv a bad condition by
Health Inspector Dickson. An examination
of the debris shows tbat nearly every brick
taken out is almost entirely free from mortar,
which would indicate that dirt and sand in
stead of mortar had been used In the brick
Altogether the back of the building, the
United States hotel, was the worst con
structed house to be found anyvhere. If the
accident had occurred one hour earlier there
is no telling how many lives wooldhave been
lost, as between forty aud fifty guests were
at that time taking supper iv tbe dining
room. It was found necessary to-day to
pull down the walls of Browning's coffee
mills, which adjoin tbe hotel and were badly
Injured by the crash last night.
Dakota Farmers Harvesting:.
I Special Telegram to the Globe. J
FABOO, Dak., Aug. 4. — The wheat har
vest commenced in earnest in the valley to
day. Some of the points where the reapers
commenced work were Maple toa, Caselton,
Davenport and Fargo.
Not Yellow Fever.
New York, Aug. 4. — A case of sudden death
from a disease resembling yellow fever was in
vestigated by the health officers Saturday. The
victim was » sailor on a steamer which hud come
direct from Panama. After a thorough investi
gation the health authorities say the case is one
of chagres fever. Orders were Issued to bury
the body at once.
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Bt. Paul, Minn., August 4, 1884. j
All persons interested in the assessments for
Grading Fourth street from
Commercial street to Hoffman
Grading Aurora avenue from
Bice street to Western avenue,
Grading and constructing the
necessary slope walls on Hud
son avenue from Hoffman ave
nue to Earl street.
For opening, widening and ex
tension of Front street from its
present terminus at old Como
road to Como avenue.
Also for the construction of
sewers on Mount Airy street
from Mississippi street to L'Ori
Wakouta street from Fourth
street to Sixth street, and on
Sixth street from Wakouta street
to Robert street
On Mississippi street from Nash
street to Williams street, thence
on Williams street from Missis
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lot 7, block 3, Deßow, Smith,
Bisque & Williams' addition.
WILL TAKE WOTICE,
that on the 21 *.t day of July, 1884, Idld receive
different warrants from the City Comptroller of
the City of St. Panl, for the collection of the
above named assessment*.
Tbe nature of these warrants Is, that if you fail
to pay the assessment within
after the first publication of this notice, I shall
report you and yoor real estate so assessed as
delinquent, and apply to the District Court of the
county of Kassaey,. Minnesota, for judgment
against your land*, lota, 'jlocka. or parcels there
of so assessed, Including interest, costs and ex
penses, an-: f'>r an order of the Court to sell the
same ' . :<t thereof.
j ZlB-CBJ UEOBCg HLIS, City Treasure*