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The WEEKLY GLOBE is a mammoth sheet, exactly
double the size of the Dally. It is juBt the paper
for the flreaMe.containing in addition to all the current
news, choice miscellany, agricultural matter, market
reports, ko. It is furnished to single subscribers at
$1.60 per year. Clubs of five (address to one per
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I Beaconsfield should ever in the future
be caught in a compromising position, he will
have a sufficient defense in the motto on his
new badge"Jloni aoit qui mal pense."
EMORY A. SIORBS, counsel for Babcock in
the whisky ring trials, is also for Grant, and
thinks Logan will make the best Senator
from Illinois. John A. Logan, better known
as "Dirty-work," indorses Storrs fully and
FOSTER, of Ohio, having been nominated
for Congress in the Toledo district in which
he did not reside, has refused to run.
knows that defeat is inevitable, and if he is
to bo buried at all, he prefers that the ob
sequies take place at home.
BISMARCK says he won't consent to the
transfer of the Southern Tyrol to Italv. As
Bismarck generally has his own way, wo sup
pose the matter may be regarded aa settled,
and Garibaldi may as well as not lay aside his
pen and submit to the inevitable.
A MAN in Chicago claims to have seen the
Almighty four years ago, and to have held
daily conversations with him ever since. As
he has been a resident of the city of smells
all this time we have no hesitation in pro
nouncing him a mendacious liar.
A TOTAL of 405 deaths in one week, forty
four of which were from sunstroke and 115
from cholera infantum, is Chicago's recom
mendation as a sum ner resort. Suh. a
record will no doubt draw a law
tion from the South tojthat delectable city.
THE GtTicago Times wants Gov. Palmer
OP'S. S. Marshall, both of Southern Illinois,
to run for Congress in the First district of
Chicago, because of the dearth of eood ma
terial out of which to construct Congress
men in that city. The suggestion does not
find favor among the three or four hundred
local aspirants for a seat at Washington.
BEAOONSTIELD expected that Queen Vic
toria would present him with an octopetule
of strawberry leaves, but she didn't. In
stead, she conferred upon him the Order of
the Gaiter, thus elevating him to the highest
order of knighthood. While not as flat
tering an honor as a ducal coronet, it is
a sufficient evidence that his services are
ONLV a little while ago the St. Louis pa
pers were in the habit of frequently referring
to "th blatherskite To Ewing." A few
weeks ago, however, in a published interview,
he declared that St. Lonis was "destined to
become the center of population, and prob
ably of culture and the fine arts," and now
he is always spoken of as "that distinguished
and erudite statesman, the Hon Thomas
W. D. WASHBURN essays a lengthy reply
to the GLOBE critiscism of his payment of
the St. Paul hotel bills of the St. Louis ex
cursionists. The only statement of the
GLO BE which Mr. W. disclaims is that he
telegraphed that he would pay the hotel
bills. He says ne sent the word by Mr.
Rogers, the secretary of the chamber of
commerce. This is an important correction,
which the GLOBE cheerfully accords the pine
ring candidate. fact of the intrusive
impertinence remains as already published,
and is not denied or explained awa y.
W E are glad to see that that able and con
scientious religious newspaper, the Congre
f/ationalist, has come out flat-footed for the
Democracy. I its last issue it says:
We have some good men in Congress already,
andthe first thing to be done is to gain more,
nntil there he secured an adequate representa
tion in Congress of the people of this nation,
and not of its filth and offscouringof its wise
men, and not of its office-Beekeis.
The influence of the Congregationalist is
considerable, and if it maintains its present
stand we may anticipate a large increase of
the Democratic majority in the next Con
THE resignation of Mr. Dodge, the statis
tician of the department of agriculture, is
understood by those who know his views, to
be intended as a protest against what he al
leges to be incompetency and ^recklessness in
the management of the affairs of that depart
This is a queer sort of a protest-juat
such a protest as the managers of the de
partment desire. They would rejoice to
have every man who objects to "incompe
tency and mismanagement"' protest by re
signing bis position. Such protests only
assure the longer continuance of the present
regima of incompetency and mismanage
THE non-partisans will have a majority of
five in the California constitutional con
vention. As quite a number of these dele
gates have as cordial a hatred of the Chinese
i the Kearneyites, we may look for legisla
tion which will interdict the importation of
Mongolians into the State and the "regula
ion" of those already there. This ques
lion, indeed, will be the one of paramount
importance, in which the people of all the
Mngwi'M ^HMln1%q|gM )in"' 'tnpnni'nii'i^jinnf miniiy i ft|i
Pacific States are deeply interested, and the
action of the convention in relation to it
will provoke the widest discussion and in
HE London Times takes substantially the
same ground relative to Gladstone's position
as the GLOBE. It criticises him sharply for
resuming to dictate the policy of the Lib
eral party, while he shrinks from the respon
sibility of its leadership. Hi course is not
a manly one, and will not conduce to his pop
ularity in either party. The man who avows
principles and has not the boldness to de
fend them under all circumstances is
worthy of the reBpect or confidence of
GABriELD, in an in erview with the Cleve
land Herald reporter, says that a return of
the Democrats to power "would be the res
toration of the Southern leaders to as abso
lute control as they had in Buchanan's time.
Their purpose would be to fei tilize tuoir im
poverished country with streams of appro
priations from the national treasury. Every
pretext for spending money in the South
levees, railroads, harbors, rivers, public build
ings, and the likewill be seized upon."
There is characteristic exaggeration here.
But have not the Northern leaders, who have
had absolute control of the government for
the past seventeen years, shown a "purpose to
fertilize their country with streams of ap
propriate from the national treasury?"
Untold millions have been spent at the North
for "levees, railroads, harbors, rivers, public
buildings, and the like," yet no one has ob
jected: And why should iot the South,
which is impoverished greatly and has re
ceived none of the benefits of these vast ex*
penditures, have a chance to improve her
means of transportation by the same means
employed at the North? If the distribution
of favors is to be sectional, and confined
only to the North, all the talk of "concilia
tion" is the sheerest hypocrisy. A little ma
terial assistance extended to the South would
do more to create fraternity of feeling be
tween the sections than any amount of pro
testations of friendship*
The Macedonion cry, "Come over and
help us," is going up from the harvest fields
throughout the State. I is addressed to
Jew and Gentile, tramp and sinner alike.
The heated term last week, in less than seven
days, accomplished more than the usual
work of two weeks. Th early season had
advanced the grain at the beginning,
but the farmers had not anticipated
such sudden ripening and consequently
have been, in many instances, caught unpre
pared. I is usual, too, for the
harvest to begin ten days to two weeks
earlier the southern than in the other por
tions of the State, but this season the harvest
appears +o have begun simultaneously in all
quarters. As the result the demand for
labor is simply enormous, and it is next to
impossible for the farmers to secure the
necessary help to harvest the crop with the
rapidity which its salvation requires. Farm
ers are offering from $2.50 to 5 per day
for laborers, according to their necessities,
but the supply does not ap
proximate to the demand. There is
nothing sluggish about Minnesota wheat,
The ripening and the harvest is like the
word and the blow coming together, and
there is likely to be considerable loss from
inability to secure assistance to gather the
grain before it becomes too ripe, or to pro
tect it from storms.
could be nothing more favorable than such
weather as the present, and if two weeks of
such cool oud clear weather as yesterday can
be vouchsafed, the crop will be substantially
secured in good condition, though the thresh
ing will require a much longer period. While
there has been much damage in some sec
tions of the State, it has not been so serious
and widespread as reported, and with the
continuance of the present weather, even
the damaged sections will be greatly im
proved. Reports from the lines of the St.
Paul & Pacific, and the Northern Pacific,
are especially favorable. Tlie sections of the
State, also, which suffered from grasshoppers
are also in superior condition. While it al
ways has been absurd to talk of sixty mil
lion bushels of wheat as the yield for 1878,
it is safe to say that the increased acreage
will fully compensate for all damage, and
that the yield this year will be equal in
quantity to that of last. The loss to the
State in dollars and cents will amount to
nothing whatever. I fact it may
be considered an open question
whether if we had raised ten
million more bushels of wheat this year than
last, the price would not have been so much
Mr' W&J.
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BOSTON occasionally startles the country
with a sensation, and generally it is no mean
one in its way. Her latest development is
the discovery that one of her most highly
respected citizens has for a long time been
false to his tiust, and has succeeded, finally,
in robbing the institution of which he was
treasurer of the enormous sum of $600,000.
Of course Boston is agitated, but so thor
oughly respectable is the thief that in this
instance, as in most similar ones, his victims
will pocket their losses and the thief will go
unpunished. If he had stolen a loaf of
bread to keep his children from starvation,
however, he would have ere this been behind
prison bars. Such is modern just ce.
KEY. is happy. has found one man in
the South who is as sanguine as himself of
the ultimate resuscitation of the old line
Whig party. This person has written to
the postmaster general telling him t' thing
can be done, and inquires what aid and recog
nition such a movement might be expected
from the administration. Here's the rub
What the fellow wants, and what his associ
ates (if he has any) want, is postoffices.
further advises the postmaster general that
with a proper exhibition of political sagacity
(i. e. postoffices) by the President, a for
midable organization could be built up,
which, by an alliance with what remains of
the Republican party, would have a reason
able prospect of oarrying some of the
Southern States, and would make a final dis
position of the old Bourbon element, which
arrays itself in hostility to every measure of
reconciliation between the sections." Th
sublimity of faith in the efficiency of post
offices in this old line Whig is worthy of
Nasby. is a genius after Mr. Key's own
heart, and should be encouraged. Le the
silver greys be reorganized in the South,
and let their rallying cry be "Postofaces!"
and Key their leader and patron saint.
reduced that the gross receipts from the
crop would have been less than they will
at presents vj S
If no more unfavorable weather occurs
during the harvest, there will be no occasion
for wails and lamentation to go up from
Minnesota relative to her wheat crop of
Advices from Europe show that the pro
visions of the treaty of Berlin are being
quietly acquiesced in by the people of all the
nations interested, and that almost the only
disaffection that exists is that among the
Italian agitators headed by those chronic dis
turbers of the peace, the Garibaldis. Th
Busman government by ukase has abolished
the state of siege and revoked the extraordi
nary powers vested in the military in and
around Belgrade. They have nlso an
nounced the probable departure from Tar
key, within six weeks, of a large portion of
their troops, and that the remainder will at
once retire to eastern Roumelia as provided
by the treaty. Turkey, in the meantime, is
evacuating Varna and Shnmla, and with
drawing her forces from other points that
have been either ceded to Russia or granted
autonomy. Some dissatisfaction with Rus
sia's course is expressed in Servia, where she
is accused of abandoning her allies. But as
this seeming abandonment is compulsory, it
is not at all probable that the dissatisfaction
will be permanent or wide-spread. There
will be time and opportunity enough for
Servia and Bussia to form an alliance both
L-ffensive and defensive, if they shall be so
inclined, after affairs have been settled.
The occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
by Austria meets with little opposition.
The Mohammedans in one or two sections
threaten to resist, but when they under
stand that they will be protected in
their religious beliefs and ordinances,
this opposition will vanish. Th
people of these provinces as a whole will
have good reoson to be thankful for- the
change of dynasty, for they have been as
sured of greater civil and religious liberty
than they have ever heretofore enjoyed.
Under Austrian rule they may expect to ex
perience a revival of industry and commerce
that will place them in a proud and pros
perous position.
The policy of England towards Cyprus
has already begun to develop, and the island
is feeling the stimulus of the new order of
things. The governor. Sir Garnet Wolseley,
has decided upon the division of the island
into districts, and will at once set to work to
settle the long-contested questions affecting
the ownership of the lands. British capi
talists are flocking there to find investments,
and a large emigration from Egypt has set
in. Ere a year has passed we may expect to
see the introduction of some substnnlial re
forms which will place Cyprus on the road
to a brilli&ut commercial future.
Altogether the outlook in Europe is most
peaceful. Th few disturbances that occur
are purely local, and are not more serious
than might be expected as a result of the
reorganization of so large a territory and
the settlement of so many conflicting in
terests. Th changes tendered necessary
are being made quietly and with due regard
to the wishes of the various peoples affected
by them. The only dispute that at present
seems likely to cause serious bloodshed is
that between Greece and Turkey over the
right of possession of Crete and Thessaly.
But Turkey has shown a disposition to avoid
a conflict by offering to negotiate for the
surrender of these provinces in considera
tion of a money indemnity. To this propo
sition Greece cannot very well object, and
she may by this means acquire all she de
siresall she has fought for so savagely
during the past year and a half. Th pros
pect is everywhere pacific, and we may re
gard the present as the dawn of a long-con
tinued peace on the Eastern hemisphere.
Sherman is determined that he will not be
pleased. Like a spoiled child he cries for some
thing be hasn't got,and when it is given him he
petulantly declares he don't want it, and
won't have it. Like a spoiled child he de
serves to be soundly spanked to the end that
reason and decency may be driven into him.
Ever since the opening of the electoral in
vestigation the pirate has felt himself ag
grieved, and has been demanding that he be
allowed to prove how the poor negroes in
the Felicianas were bulldozed previous to
and during the Presidential election.
had a perfect cldud of witnesses whom he
named as being able to substantiate his
charges. Although the question raised by
him had no relevancy whatever to the mat
ter under investigation, the committee, to
satisfy him and put an end to his constant
importunities, consented to hear the witnesses
named by him as well as all others whom he
or his attorneys might wish to summon, and
his attorney at New Orleans was informed
of the fact, with the additional information
that the services of the committee and its
servants were at the honorable John's dis
posal for an indefinite period. What must
have been their surprise at receiving a letter
from the legal representative of
the pirate of the treasury depart
ment, informing them in a very curt
manner that he didn't want the witnesses
previously named called before the commit
teethat Sherman had decided to adopt a
line of investigation omitting that of intimi
dation! Th impertinence of the fellow
almost surpasses belief. His insolence has
previously been all that could be endured
The change in the weather of the past
few days has given a much more cheerful I consistent with the self-respect of the coni-
prospect than the outlook last week. There mittee, but this last insult is rather more
than any one can bear with equanimity.
They will now see the mistake they made in
the first place in paying any heed whatever
to the wishes of such a disreputable scoun
drel and insolent ass as John Sherman.
They ought to have gone on with their work
without regard to his interests or his wishes,
and promptly and emphatically resented any
interference from him. is deserving of
no consideration whatever, and has now
voluntarily surrendered all claim for respect
by his resignation of the rights upon which
he has all along insisted. Hi conduct has
relieved the committee of all obligation,
real or supposed, to pursue any branch of
the inquiry at his dictation or to suit his
convenience. Already their time has been
frittered away ton purpose in pursuing
some Will-o'-the-wisp of Sherman's creation.
He should now be given to understand that
the committee will no longer respect bis
wishes that they will manage the investiga
tion as they see fit, and can dispense with
his suggestions entirely. I is the only
treatment he deserves.
An Editorial on the Weather.
$* [Crookston Journal.]
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George A, Camp and Thomas B. Walker^ part
ners, using Vie firm name of Camp & Walker,
respondents, vs. Nathaniel R. Thompson and
The State National Bank of Minneapolis, im
pleaded, appellants.
The principal question in this case is whether
certain lnnmer was conveyed by one Clark to
the plaintiffs with intent to hinder, delay, or
defraud creditors. I appeared that in Sept.,
1875, Clark entered into a contract, (Exhibit A,)
with plaintiffs, whereby he purchased the right
to cut logs upon their land at an agreed stump
age, and to secure the payment thereof, and
such earns as might be expended by plaintiffs
in relation to the logs, it was agreed that the
title to the logs should remain in plaintiffs
until *he m6hey due them on account
thereof should be paid. The contract father
provided that in case Clark did not pay for the
logs by a given time, be might saw them and
deliver to plaintiffs for their security the lum
ber made therefrom, and from other logs to a
specified amount. The testimony in the case
went to show that pursuant to the contract
Clark sawed apart of the logs and delivered to
plaintiffs the lumber in controversy that he
stopped delivering lumber in October, 1876.
That at that time his indebtedness to plain
tiffs for stumpage and advances was over
$12,000 that they being desirous of procuring
more money, he made a bill of sale (exhibit
B) of the lumber to plaintiffs, receiving from
them the paper exhibit C, and money suffi
cient to make up with stumpage and previous
advances 813,000, and supplies to the amount
of $1,500, in all $14,500, and that he also re
ceived from plaintiffs a transfer of all the
manufactured ioes held by them as
security under exhibit A, and which
were of the value of about
55,000. There- was also testimony going to
show that at the time when the bill of sale
was made Clark was solvent, that is to say,
that he owned and was possessed of several
thousand dollars' worth of unexempt prop
erty over and above his indebtednes, upon
which execution could be levied, and that a
considerable part of it was wholly unincum
bered. There was also evidence tending to es
tablish the fact that the defendant bank by
which the bill of sale is attacked in this case
held in the hands of its cashier as seourity for
Clark's indebtedness, moie property belong
ing to Clark than would suffice to pay all his
The bill of sale (Exhibit B) was an absolute
conveyance of the lumber of the plaintiffs.
Exhibit C, the paper given to Clark by plain
tiffs provided that the plaintiffs should sell
and dispose of the lumber conveyed by the bill
of sale and apply the proceeds first to the pay
ment of the sum of $14,500 aforesaid
and interest, together with the charges
and expenses of the case and Bale
of the lumber, and second to pay over to
Clark, or his representatives, or assigns, the
remainder of the proceeds of sale.
There was no evidence of any fraudulent in
terest in the transaction between the plaintiffs
and Clark other than such (if any) as is found
in the bill of Bale and the paper hibit 0, and
the plaintiffs' possession of and disposal of the
The jury brought in a verdict for the plain
tiffs for the value of the lumber attached by
defendants. The verdict
lain our opinion sus
tained by the evidence we think the contract
(exhibit A) was properly received in evidence
as a part of the history of the transactions be
tween Clark and plaintiffs.
The transactions evidenced by the bill of
sale and Exhibit C, do not fall within the pro
visions of section fourteen, ch. forty-one, Gen
eral Statutes, enacting that all conveyances of
goods, "made in trust for the use of the person
making the same shall be void," as against
creditors of buch person.
This section has no reference to cases in
which the conveyance is n-ade, as in the in
stance at bar primarily and principally for the
Use of the grantee, and wh-jre the use of the
reservation to the grantor is merely incidental
and partial. Vose vs. Stickney, 19 Minn., 367,
and cases cited Traitt Brothers vs. Caldwell,
3 Minn., 364.
Neither these transactions constitute a
mortgage, for they show clearly that the en
tire property in the lumber conveyed by the
bill of sale was intended to pass and did pass to
the plaintiff, and that no property therein was
reserved to Clark or intended to be. His in
terest was not in the lumber but in any sur
plus of its proceeds, remaining after the plain
tiffs were paid. As stated in the outset the
principal question in the case was whether the
lumber was conveyed to the plaintiffs with in
tent to hinder, delay or defraud Clark's cred
itors, and upon the evidence in the case this
question was to be determined upon
a consideration of the bill of
sale. Exhibit including the facts and
circumstances attending the execution of these
two instruments and the facts as to the plain
tiff's poBsession and disposal of the lumber.
The question was then one of mixed law and
fact, and therefore a question for the jury,
under proper instructions by the court* This
was the view taken by the court below.
It its charge to the jury, the court below
having stated, in accordance with the tact,
that it was not claimed on the part of the de
fendants that the evidence showed the exist
ence of actual intent the defraud the creditors
of Clark other than aa may be inferred from
the bill ef sale, the agreement and the posses
sion and disposal of the property, proceeded to
instruct as follows, viz: To constitute the
transaction void, so aa to enable the defend
ants to recover in this action, it must appear,
first, that at the time of the sale of the lumber
Clark was insolvent, and second, that the effect
of the transaction was to hinder and delay
Clark's creditors} that if at the time of mak
ing the bill of sale Clark had in his
name, subject to be levied upon by execution
sufficient propei ty to pay all hn debts, then for
the purposes of this trial he would be solvent.
We perceive no error here. If Clark was Bdl
vent within the definition laid down by the
court, the conveyance effected by the bill of
sale could not in any rational sense be said
to have hindered, delayed or defrauded his
creditors, for notwithstanding the conveyence,
Clark would have retained property sufficient
to pay all his ci editors, and out of which they
could readily make their debts in the ordinary
course of law. The court further pr iceeded to
charge the jury that if they found Clark to
have been insolvent at the time of the making
of the bill of sale it Would then be for them to
inquire further into the question of fraudulent
intent that the bill of sale conveyed two classes
of lumber, viz: One already delivered upon
certain town lots, the other to be thereafter
delivered upon the same that thtre is no
evidence that any lumber was delivered
after the making of the bill of
sale that if the lumber actually
delivered was not worth more than the sum of
$14,500. the amount of the consideration paid
for it, then ther* would be no excess of value
to which a trust in favor of creaitors could at
tach, and therefore no fraud that if the property
sold was of no greater value than the considera
tion paid, then the effect would be to hinder
and delay the creditors of Clark, for there would
not thereby be any property placed" beyond
their reach' other thin such as was conveyed for
a consideration paid equal to the value $ the
The court thereupon proceeded to charge the
jury that the question before them became one
partly of law and partly of fact that if as a
fact they found that there was piled upon the
lots and conveyed by the bill of sale an amount
of lumber the value of which in any consider
able degree exceeded the consideration paid,
in the proceeds of which Clark was to have a
resulting interest, this would constitute a
badge of fraud to be considered in determining
whether the sale was made with any fraudulent
intent. The idea of the court as we
gather from these and other portions of the
charge, appears to have been that so far as the
lumber actually conveyed to and received by
the plaintiffs was concerned it was open to the
jury upon all the facts appearing to infer that
there Was no intent to hinder, delay or defrand
creditors, because the value of the lumber was
not, in the opinion ot the parties to the bill of
sale, nor, in fact, in excess of the consideration
paid for it by the plaintiffs, to-wit:gl 4,500 and
further, that it was open to the jury npon all
the facts appearing to infer that the reservation
of proceeds of sales in Clark's favor was in the
intent and expectation of the parties a reserva
tion of proceeds to arise out of the sale of the
lumber which ClaTk might deliver after the
making of the bill of sale, no part of whioh,
however, was ever delivered. While the charge
upon these matters is not so simple and clear
as it might have been we cannot say that it is
This disposes of what appear to us to be the
more important questions in the case. We
had not failed to notice the many other ingen
ious suggestions made by the defendant's coun
sel, but do not deem it necessary, particularly,
to advert to them here. $
Order, denying a new trial affirmed.
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The warehouse burned at Nicollet station
contained considerable farm machinery.
Horse thieves are prowling about Crooks
ton, Polk county, and are committing depre
During the storm of Sunday, the 20th, a
large waterspout was seen over Middle lake,
Nicollet county.
The diptheria has prevailed at Mankato
most of the spring and summer, and fatally
in many cases*
The St. Peter Times chronicles the death
of Adolph Haas by sunstroke, which oc
curred during the heated term.
Seven head of cattle in Marshall died one
day last week from the excessive heat, the
thermometer marking 105 in the shade.
The depot in Ottawa was struck by light
ning last week, but no great damage was
done. Several persons in the depot at the
time were severely shocked.
Shelby, in Blue Earth county, is to vote on
a bonus to the Blue Earth City rail road.
It is understood that there is but little oppo
sition to the proposed bonus.
There were three funerals one day last
week in the Catholic church at Mankato.
Two of them cEildren who died of diptheria
and one of a man who was drowned.
Lieutenant General Sheridan and suite
were in Duluth last week. He was on a tour
of inspection to the Northwest, among other
things, to locate military stations, forts, etc.
The Mankato Review says: "Th illegal
slaughter of prairie chickens has commenced
and will continue until shooting season
opens. When chickens are big enough to
eat, but little respect is paid to law." Make
the trespassers by prosecution, reBpect the
law or pay the penalty.
Duluth Herald: Deer are plentiful in the
vicinity or Superior, of late. Th animals
are now frequently seen in the rear of the
town, driven hitherwards in consequence of
the increase of population in the adjacent
counties, which naturally drive the deer far
ther away from civilization. We may expect
soon to see flocks of animals swimming
across the bay into Minnesota.
Last Sunday afternoon, the 20th iust.,
while the rain and wind storm was raging,
the railway depot at Nicollet was struck by
lightning and burned. Mr. Widger, the
agent, was absent at the time, but his family
was at home and lived in rooms in the depot.
They escaped, but their household effects,
and everything stored in the depot was
mostly consumed. Th elevator, close by
the depot, was saved.
Duluth Herald, July 20: Hon Edmund
Bice and lady, Major Wilson and
lady, a son of Dr. Stewart, and a son of
Major Smith, and another young gentle
man, started down the North shore last
Sunday evening for Grand Marias, on a
fishing excursion, expecting to be absent
ten days. Mr. Rice's health is very poorly
he be hig troubled with bronchial affection.
Ex-Governor Miller has of late been over
the jjidpobed line of the Blue Earth City
railroad, with a view to secure an additional
bonus of $5,000 from Winnebago City.
The original proposition was that that town
should vote $20,000, and having voted only
$ 15,000, there is a deficiency of $5,000, from
which the company had not consented to
release the town, but expects it to vote.
From Garden City, Vernon and Shelby, the
bonus expected is five per cent, of the tax
able property.
The Crookston, Polk county, Journal
says: Mr. Hainault, who lives near the
mouth of the Turtle, while working in his
garden a few days ago, noticed a disturbance
among his pigs upon looking into matters,
be found that a bear was the cause.
tried to drive him away, but his bearship
would not drive. Having no gun, Mr.
Hainault was compelled to go to a neighbor's
after one. He, and some others, came back
and found Bruin still there, sitting in the
pig pen. One shot was fired, and Mr. Bear
concluded that it was too warm a place for
him, and he beat a hasty retreat, swimming
across the Red River to the Minnesota side,
where he was found dead the next morning,
a shoit distance from the bank.
'Wlli' ""I I I I
The St. Peter Times of July 20, contains
the following account of a great storm and
attendant incidents "One of the heaviest
showers of rain that has visited this city for
many years passed over on Tuesday after
noon. The water fell in torrents for two
hours, and the storm was polished with an
unusual amount of thunder and fancy chain
lightning. A bolt of electric fluid
struck a lightning rod on Jacoby's
photograph building, and, it is sup
posed, a part of it passed down the rod into
the ground, and part 'left the rod, skipping
over to the tin roof where it became scat
tered and lost its force. A few bricks were
broken and displaced, but no serious damage
was done. David Brown's house, on his
farm back of the upper hospital, was struck
by lightning and burned down the same af
ternoon. Bu little wind accompanied the
storms of this week, and for this farmers
may feel thankful.
A Beast Taken frm an. irhansas tfall and
Hanged by a Mob.
[Harrison (Ark.) Special to Cincinnati En
Last night, at 10 o'clock, a band of about
thirty armed and disguised men made an
attack upon our oounty jail for the purpose
of lynching a colored man named Mose
Kirkendall, confined therein upon the charge
of attempted rape upon the person of a Miss
Walters, who resides at Bellefont, a little
village four miles distant from this place.
After two hours' incessant labor with an
axe and a square bar of iron two inches
thick and eight feet long (the latter used as
a battering-ram in the hands of ten men),
they succeeded in demolishing the lock, tied
a rope around the helpless man's neck,
mounted their horses, and left town at full
srieed, yelling and forcing the prisoner to
run on foot to keep up, which he did for a
distance of about Lulf a mile, when they put
the rope over a limb, drew him up and tied
it, leaving him hanging over the road.
The sheriff and deputy both left town yes
terday evening, without making any prepara
tion for the safety of the prisoner, notwith
standing it was the prevailing opinion that
a mob would take him out last night. Th
town marshal did all he could to disperse
the mob, but enough arms could not be ob
tained to make an attack upon the lynchers
with any hope of success.
The facts connected with this horrible
affair, as gathered from reports, are these
Mr. Walters had hired the negro to work on
his farm, and had kept him for about a year.
Last Tuesday night Miss Walters awoke,
and, seeing the negro standing in her room,
screamed so as to arouse the family. Th
negro ran off, but not until the girl's
brother came with a shot-gun, which
he fired at the retreating form,
the charge taking effect in the right arm
After daylight Wednesday morning the ne
gro came to this place and stopped with some
of his own color, and was very soon arrested
by our city marshal and taken back to Belle
font for trial.
He waived examination, but 'was kept in
the Bellefont calaboose and guarded by the
sheriff, two deputies and sixteen mien well
armed, which prevented lynching that night.
The negro was a young man about twenty
two years of age, and was the first victim of
lynch law in this county. His body is still
swinging. The deputy sheriff came in about
9 o'clock and sent for the coroner and pl&ced
a guard around the body to preveat mutila
Can't See It.
[Morrison Co. Banner.|
The saw dust ring masters want Bill
Washburn for their chief clown for the next
two years. Can't see it.
Madame Dupree, the walkist, is here yet,
but that match for $100 a side appears to
hang fire.
The steamer A. Beiling, of Belleview,
came in last night and is tied up at the red
Mr. A. Peterson, of Woodbury, was in
town yesterday. says that the wheat
crop in that neighborhood is damaged fully
We promise our readers a rich piece of
3ensation news as soon as we can have the
points now in our possession proven to our
The sale of tickets for the excursion to
Beecher's lecture on Friday evening, at St.
Paul, closed yesterday. About one-third of
the tickets were disposed of.
Among the arrivals at the Sawyer houee
yesterday we noticed the names of Gen.
Harriman, of Summerset Davidson
and Sanborn, of St. Paul.
The steamer Jonathan that left this part
with a raft got to the foot of the lake Mon
day morning, which is considered a very
quick run on the present stage of water.
The Maggie Reanney had a heavy passen
ger list yesterday. They were mostly harvest
hands, who are attracted to down river ports
by the high wages. It is reported that
farmers are paying aa high as 5 a day for
good hands.
The present stage of water is not exactly
what the Boom company could wish for
their business, yet they are doing all that is
possible. They are embarrassed for want
of help, as many of their men have left for
the harvest fields.
Sheriff Johnson has returned from Red
Wing, having in charge Boelter, who struck
young Lindholm with a hammer about two
weeks ago. He captured his prisoner in the
harvest field back of Red Wing. Th pre
liminary examination will probably come off
Many of our young amateurs ha\e taken
to study quite zealously, preparing for the
coming reading tournament September,
and enough have signified their intention to
compete to make it an assured success. Now
lot the public do their part and givo them a
crowded house so that the prizes may be
The new instruments for the band are ex
pected here before the first of next month.
Mr. Hersey, who has had this matter
in hand, informs us that with reasonable
promptness on the part of the Boston Mu
sical Instrument company, of whom they
were ordered, we may expect them be
fore the above date.
In an inland city, remote from any suit
able lake or stream in which to bathe, it is
necessary that some means should be pro
vided for bathing. Supt. Stickney, of the
St. P., S. & T. R. R., with his accustomed
enterprise, has supplied that want, and has
put on an excursion "swimming tram to
Lake Elmo. This train will leave the lower
depot at 0:25 this evening and return at
10:15 the same evening, giving all who
Wish an opportunity of visiting one of the
pleasantest summer resorts in this vicinity,
have a bath, and return in season to retire
to refreshing slumber. This enterprise
should be well patronized.
Favorable Weather for the Wheat Crop,
and Early Injuries Partially Repatred
Favorable Reports from ScotlandIre
land's Potato Crop Badly Injured by Dis
ease- Markets Quiet with Light Demand,
and Prices Steady.
LONDON, July 23.The Mark Lane Erprew
says: Crops are ripening rapidly under the
brilliant sunshine. A continuance of such
weather as we are now experiencing will go far
to repair the injury by prolonged floods in
May, except where rain is needed, But
to judge from the ba- ly filled
wheat heads which are to be seen in many parts
of the coun try, the yield in these districts will
scarcely come up to the average. Wheat cut
ting may be expected to commerce this week
in the early districts, provided the weather
continues seasonable. The barley fields pre
sent a bleached nnd unhealthy appearance. Ag
ricultural reDorts from Scotland aie satisfac
tory. Barley and oats have improved, and
turnips have thriven on the poorest soil. Pota
toes generally are good, except in Ireland,
where disease made a sad inroad on what prom
ised to be a heavy crop.
The country markets and Mark Lane have
been scantily supplied with wheat, but the
continuance of bright weather caused a slight
relapse. Foreign barley maintained its cur
rencies, but trade has not been over-weighted
with impoits, as Friday's return was under
50,000 quarters. Millers supplied their wants
so freely during the previous week that the
decreased demand for consumption has been
barely sufficient to support the late improve
ment. Nevertheless, sellers are loth to ac
cept the reduction, in view of the decreased
quantity of wheat on passage, and the possibility
that American crop reports are exaggarated, so
that the week's tranactions were not large, al
though the continental demand still affords
some support to prices. With small arrivals at
ports of call the Heating cargo trade was quiet,
but the continental demand continued and
values were fairly supported Maize dull and
rather lower. Barley unchanged. Bales of
English wheat noted last week were 22.302
quarters at 44s. 5d against 21,782 quarters at
6'-J8. in the previous year. Imports into the
kingdom for the week ending July 13th, were
1,416,068 cwts. wheat and 93.890 cwts. flour.
Large Sales of Blankets, X.ap Ropes and
Horse Blankets, at New YorkOver One
Million Dollars Worth of Goods Sold at
Ifair Fifrures.
NEW YORK, July 23An important auction
sale of 0,000 cases of blankets, carriage robes,
lap robes and horse blankets took place to-day.
The goods were the production of the Clinton
Mills Co., Norwich Woolen Co., Waunbeck Co.,
Winthrop Mill Co., Murray Plains Co. They
included all sizes and qualitieb from the
lowest to the highest grades, forming the
largest assortment of blankets ever offered at
auction. At least 2,000 persons were present,
representing some of the .largest dry goods
houses in the country. The sale was peremp
tory, on a credit of four months.
The sale ot blankets began with A bid of
61.25 a pair, which quickly rose to $1.42^, and
were sold.
Blankets of the Clinton Mills company sold
from 1.42}^ to $3.10, according to quality,
the latter price being for 13-4. Finer border
goods produced by the Norwich Woolen com
pany bronght from $2.50 to $4.05 pei pair.
The Waumbeck company'B goods Sold at from
81.82i $3.38, and the Winthrop mills blank
ets from S1.50 to S1.66. The goods of the Nor
way Plains company brought all the way from
$1.12^ to S5.15, according to the quality. Lap
robes sold from $1.30 to 82.90, and horse cov
ers $1.15 to 13.35. The goodB were well dis
tributed, and although in some instances prices
ranged somewhat low, yet as a whole the sale
may be said to be good. The gross amount
Bold is estimated between $1,000,000 and $1,-Mankato
Army Reorganization.
GBBEN BBIER, July 23White Sulphur
Springs, Va., July 23.The military commis
sion met to-day. Present Senator Bnrnside,
president. Gen. Butler, and Republicans Ban
ning, Harvy, White, Debrell and Strait. It
passed resolutions that its sessions should be
in secret for the present.
in the municipal
There was no business
court yesterday.
The Duluth road is shipping flour at the
rate of about 300 barrels a day from our
The Perm Wright and Dispatch of Durant
Wheeler & Co.'s line left yesterday with
Kossuth lives on $600 a year at Toxin.
An intelligent pauper has appeared in Bos
ton, who can beg in ten different languages.
The population of London has doubled in the
last forty-seven years, bat the number of ar
rests by the police is only increased seven per
The Albany penitentiary has been going for
thirty years, and yet no prisoner has ever e
caped from it. The bill of fare is exception
ally good.
Mrs. Jenks says she don't see why the
should be called a story teller, while Beacons
field, Gortschakoff and Bismarck are styled
Coal-oil lamps are coming into general use in
Cincinnati. Twenty thousand have been sold
within the past three months, and 4,000 gM
meters taken out.
There are said to be seventy tenements of all
kinds already up and occupied at Oneida.
Idaho, the present terminus town of the Utah
& Northern railroad.
The grasshoppers have appeared in Central
America. Latest advices from Honduras state
that the sparsely populated localities are en
tirely at their mercy.
When the female Jenks sat down at the piano
and struck up the song "Again I'll strike the
tineful lyre,"Jenks, masculine, hurriedly pat
on his coat and started for the club.
Miss Celestine Winans, daughter of the late
Thomas Winans. is probably the richest heirecs
in America, and possibly th* handsomest. 8h
has, besides, a very wmnin' way about her.
The courts of the District of Columbia have
ruled that pianos are exempt from levy under
an execution for debt, and all the people there
are investing their spare cash in square grandB.
The law forbids the publican of England to
give too much beer for a shilling. We don't
need such a law this side of the pond. The
man who sells it is careful that we don't get
too much.
Miss Phebe W. Sudlow, supenntendent of
schools at Davenport, Iowa, has been appointed
professor of English language and literature in
the Iowa State university, with the full salary
of Sl,700.
"Fifty thousand dollars to the lawyer and
$2,500 to the widow," is the way they divide
estates in New York city, according to the
Graphic. What did they want to give the wid
ow so much for?
At the recent Indian panic in Canyon Citj,
Oregon, the Chinese wcie called on to help in
digging rifle pits, but they did not respond
until three or four of them had been knocked
down by citizens.
Less liquor was drank in St. Louis during
the torrid term than at an\ other equal period
for several years past. This enforced absti
nence adds greatly to the unpopularity of
torrid terms in St. Lou in
The Princess Louise of Lome has become,
like the Princess of Wales and Crown Prince of
Germany, a patroness of tho paintings on
china by lady amatcuis, which are on sale and
exhibition at the art pottery galleries.
The Shah of Persia has prefentedan immense
photograph of himself to the ex-queen Isabella,
and also one to the Duchess de Magenta. Her
intends introducing photography into his king'
dom, as it is at present quite unknown there.
The late millionaire pill man, Ayer, be
queathed his estate to his children. Frederick
Ayer, a brother, end Frederick and Henry,
sons, will run the medicine bm-ineBS. He
didn't leave Ayer a red for charitable purposes.
An enterprising Chicagoan was discovered on
Monday last selling tickets for a wake, which,
he said, wiping away a tear, would take place
probably on Thursday night, but certainly be
fore Sundaythe poor fellow was sinking fast.
Mount Washington is suffering a watet
famine ram has not fallen for three weeks,
and water for the engines on the railway has to
be brought from the base. The inhabitants
foi tunately have enough Old Crow for drinking
The British Museum has lately come into
possession of two interesting Napoleon relics.
One is a chart of Cadiz bay, sent by Napoleoo
to Joseph Bonaparte 1809, and the other is a
beautifully written volume of French songs,
set to music, in the handwriting of Hortense,
Queen of Holland, mother of Louis Napoleon.
The coins of the United States are legal
tender to the following amounts: Copper,
one and two cent pieces, four cents three
cents, silver, twelve and three-eighths grains,
thirty-four cents three cents, nickel, fifty
cents five cents, silver, SI five cents, nickel,
$1, dimes, quarters and halves, S5 standard
silver dollars and gold coins in any amount.
George M. Tibbits, an old and prominent cit
izen of Troy, died jesterday mornirg aged
eighty-two years. lie left an estate of 2,000,-
000. His father, Senator Tibbits, supported
Clinton's idea of the Erie canal, and by bia
personal influence carried the measure through
the legislature. The original draft of the bill
is in the possession of the Tibbits family.
A tramp bill has been reported in the New
Hampshire legislature to punish tramps with
fifteen months in state Dnson for kindling fires
on land without the owner's consent, two years
for carrying firearms, and five years for any
malicious injury to personal or real estate. A
bounty of $10 for each tramp convicted is also
provided. Tramp hunting will be a profitable
industry in the Granite State.
The carbon motor is about to be tested in
San Francisco nnder the dirpction and at the
expense of the very best men. Experiments
under the boilers of the Risdon iron-works,
says a coriespondent of the Baltimore Sun,
shows that the new motor is destined to super
cede steam, and to do it quickly. The saving
of rnnmng expense is stated to be sixty per
cent., besides other advantages.
Farmers in Nicollet county complain bit
terly of their lodged grain, some alleging
they will get half a crop, some more, some
Little Falls, (Morrison county) Banner,
July 19: All kinds of grain in this county,
is "big.'" For the finest crops in the world
or anywhere elsego to Rich Prairie.
St. Peter Times, July 20: I Ottawa
farmers are trying to make hay, but, oh, it's
bad work. Harvesting will commence this
week. The wheat crop is considerably in
l'ured by blight, and in many places is badly
lodged and tangled.
Mankato Recieic, July 22d: Th rams of
Tuesday and Wednesday last were attended
by but little wind. A good deal of water
fell, however, and we imagine that the worst
effect will be to soften the ground and make
it difficult to operate harvestersadding
much to the heaviness of the draught. It
seems to us that the crop reports eminating
from LaCrosse, and pre feasing to be based
upon daily advises from along the line of
the Southern Minnesota railroad, are in the
interest of the Milwaukee wheat ring, and
designed to aid in putting up a "corner" for
speculative purposes. I a dispatch dated
on the 15th, the crops in this county are
described as very unfavorable, having been
seriously injured by rust, lodging and shrink
ing. We have taken pains to inquire of par
ties who passed over the Central road from
to Wells on Tuesday last, and they
report a condition of affairs just the reverse
of the LaCrosse advices. But a very small
per cent, of grain is lodged, the crop looks
well, and the frequent rains have kept the
ground moist and thus prevented any blight
or shrinkage by the excessively hot weather.
There is some rust but not to an extent that
can really be said to be very hurtful up to
the present writing.
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