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Official Paper of the City 6c County
Mated aid Publi»h«d Every Day in the Year
The WxEKXfY Glom Is a mamaaotb sheet, exact!.-
Aonfel* the aiM of the Dally. It is tait tke paper for
the fireside, containing In addition to all the current
mewa. choice miscellany, agricultural matter, mar
ket reports, etc. It is furnished to single snbscri
ban »I SI. with IB cents added for prepayment of
torttge. SntMcrlbers shonld remit $l.ia.
Terms »f Subscription for the Dally Globe.
By canter (7 paper* p« week) 70 cents per
By mall (without Sunday edition), ( papers per
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70 cents per month.
The Democratic State Central Committee bat des
ignated Thursday, October 6, at 12 o'clock m., as the
tlcto for the Democratic Bute Convention to meet
in St. Fanl, to place in nomination candidates for
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Auditor, Sec
retary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, Ball
road Commissioner, Three Associate Justices of the
Supreme Court, and Clerk of the Supreme Court.
The basis of representation will be one delegate
for each 160 votes or major fraction thereof cast for
Gen. Hancock. The several conn ties will be entitled
to the following number of delegates :
Aitkln 1 Meeker 4
Asoka 4 MilleLaos 1
Bee tar 1 Morrison 4
Benton 3 Mower ... . 0
Big Stone 2 Murray 1
Blue Earth 12 NiooUet fi
Brown 5 Nobles 3
Carlton 1 Olmsted 10
Carver 8 Otter Tail fi
Cats 1 Pembina 2
CMppewa 1 Pine 1
Chisago 2 Pipe Stone 1
Olay 3 Polk 4
Cottonwood 1 Pope 1
Crow Wing 2 Ramsey 31
Dakota 12 Redwood 1
Dodge 4 RenvUle 4
Douglas* 2 Rice 12
Faribault 6 Rook 1
Fillmor* 6 St. Louis 3
Freeborn 4 Scott 12
Goodkue 9 Sherburne 3
Grant 1 Sibley 7
Hennepin 2S Steams 16
Houston 9 Steele 6
Isanti 1 Stevens 8
Jackson 1 Swi't 4
Eanabec 1 Todd 9
Kan ilyohl 1 Traverse 1
Klttson 1 Wabashaw 12
Lac gui Par:* 1 Wadena 1
Lake 1 Waseca 6
I« Sueur 18 Washington 10
Lincoln 1 Watonwan 1
Lyon 1 Wilkin 1
MoLeod 7 Winona 17
Marshall 1 Wright 9
Martin 1 Yellow Medicine 1
P. H. Kelly, Chairman.
It is pretty hard, under present clr
oumstauces, to consider whether John
Smith or John Brown has carried Kandi
yohi county for governor. Still the poli
ticians will do it.
The Chicago Tribune communicates
the intelligence that the Southern States
have a chicken syndicate. As the colored
population in that region has not per
ceptibly diminished, there is no doubt
of it.
The Chicago Tribune, in reviewing an
article in the Atlantic by Elizabeth Stuart
Phelps, alludes to the autlloress as "a
lady who needs no introduction to our
readers," and then proceeds to speak of
her as Miss Phelps. It is very evident
that if Airs. Phelps needs no introduction
to the readers of the Tribune, such an in
troduction is necessary to the editor of
that paper.
The reports that Tilden is taking an
active part in the Ohio canvas is proba
bly a pure fiction. He has probably as
lively an interest in the success of Book
waiter as four millions of other Demo
crats have, but no more. It is folly to
Buppoie that the success or defeat of
Bookwalter will have any effect whatev
er upon Tilden's ckanees for the Presi
dency in 1884.
The Democrats of Wisconsin are talk
ing of putting up a German as a candi
date for governor, especially if Gen.
Rusk shall prove to be the Republican
nominee. The move would be a judicious
one, but although there are forty thou
sand German voters in the State, none of
that nationality havt ever occupied the
gubernatorial chair save Solomon, who
dropped into it as lieutenant governor
after the suicide of Gey. Farwell.
While there was doubt relative to the
result of Guiteau's bullet, the nature of
his legal punishment remained uncertain.
Under such circumstances the talk of
lynching the assassin was not surprising,
as nothing short of death is adequate
punishment for the attempt, even if it
had not been a successful murder. With
the death of the president the pen
alty becomes clearly defined. Guiteau
must pay the penalty of his crime
with his life— a poor payment, it is true,
but conclusive as far as he is concerned.
This is all that can be taken from him
aad that should be done decently and in
order. The law will take Guiteau's life.
A mob could do ho more so far as he is
concerned, but it would bring disgrace
upon the entire country to have him ex
ecuted by lynching. Unfortunately his
sufferings can be prolonged but a few
minutes, but the mental torture the
coward is now experiencing is something.
As the first shock occasioned by the
death of the president passes away, a set.
tied grief rests upon the country. Gen-
Garfleld was magnetic, and drew to him
self personal friends wherever known,
which were beyond and independent of
politics. He was, withal, a typical Amer
ioan, who had sprung from the lowliest
condition to the highest in the land.
This led him to be looked upon
with pride by his countrymen, who
never had any acquaintance with
him and occasion the feeling of a person
al loss which never exists where death
occurs among stilted royalty. In a
monarchy a change of rulers is a heredi
tary form in which the great public feel
no interest because it is foreordained.
But in a free Republic the people feel
that their chosen ruler is one of them
selves. This was most literally so in the
case of General Garfield. He had sprung
from beginnings which were a standing
notice to the humblest in the land that
they could elevate themselves if they
would. His lite and career was a glow
ing monument to our free institutions,
and the fatal shaft which pierced his
body wounded fifty millions of people
who held him in regard as their repre
The personal sorrow of the bereaved
family is too deep and sacred to be dis
turbed, but as the hours roll on since the
great heart ceased to beat the feel
ing of sympathy grows apace, and
millions are mentally standing beside
Mrs. Garfield, claiming the privilege of
joining in a grief which is to them a per
sonal affliction. This country has never
been so profoundly moved, and never
made so sorrowful as by this event.
It ifl no empty form, but heartfelt and
sincere, and a mourning nation bows its
head in mute sorrow before the cruel
affliction which has so sadly bereft it.
The will of Samantha A. (Kate) Hutton was
filed yesterday in the probate court.
The Franklin school district is inflicted with
diphtheria, and the malady is said to almost
amount to an emidemic.
On account of the death of the president
Mr. Baldwin's organ recitals will be post
poned for a week or two.
Pat and James Griffen, arrested for disorder
ly conduct, did not appear when their names
were called yesterday and their bail was for
A deed was recorded in the register's office
yesterday transferring several lets in different
additions of the city from Esther Jubert to J,
B. Sanborn for $6,600.
Yesterday the county auditor sold property
coming under the delinquent list in the Fourth
ward. The Bixth ward delinquent property
and new territory will be sold to-day.
Fred Bartenschlater, of the Minnesota house,
and James Harris, runner for the Union house,
were fined $10 each yesterday for Interfering
with passengers at the Union depot.
Over'2,loo people attended Buffalo Bill's
Sunday evening performance at Milwaukee on
the 18th. He will, no doubt, draw equally
well in this city on Friday and Saturday.
Returns from Redwood county show that
McGill has carried the entire delegation. The
delegates are pledged to vote for McCjill as
first choice,|with Pillsburyas second choice.
A burly fellow named Frank Peters was
fined $25 yesterday, for assaulting au old gent
named J. A. Btrong. He blacked his eyes,
knocked his false teeth out, and otherwise in
jured him.
Patrick Gibbons, charged with being impli
cated in the attack on Henry Vitt, was ar
raigned at the police court yesterday. The
other party not having been arrested, the
hearing was continued until to-morrow.
William Horn, an old timer, was up before
the court yesterday charged with being a va
grant. He begged for a chance to leave town
but Officer O'Keefe insisted that he wouldn't
go. He agreed to get out in thirty minutes
and was given a last chance.
John Kelly, the saide ring peddler and old
bum, was up again yesterday charged with
practising his old tricks. He said he would
skip the town in five minutes if the court
would let him go, but haviug no faith in his
promises he went up for thirty days.
James Burns was befor hizzoner yesterday,
charged with stealing a Brahma rooster from
Chief R. O. Btrqng. The appearance of the
inoffendiog bird in court gave ri6e to a great
deal of merriment, which was squelched by
the bailiffs. The hearing went over until
Deputy United States Marshal Morrison re
turned to the city yesterday having in charge
Mort Snyder, former postmaster at Geimania,
and A. Bertrem, the ex-postmaster at Adams,
Mower county. They are charged with mak
ing false returns regarding cancelled postage
stamps. The hearing will take place to
George Morton, proprietor of a white and
tan resort on Fourth street, was before the
court yesterday, charged with frescoing the
mug of another gem'man named Thomas Mor
ton. The affair, happened Friday night, when
Thomas, who was lounging around the sa
loon, took occasion to concern himself about
the welfare of a couple of girls stopping at the
place, also addressing his foul remarks to
Mrs. Morton. On coming in the defendant
siezed his namesake and bounaed him out. A
fine of $20 was imposed, but owing to the in
sult offered Mrs. Morton it was remitted.
Inadvertently the Globe was made to re
mark yesterday that Prof. King had left this
city with his big gas bag for the east. As
stated, he and tke balloon were toted through
the city to the depot, on arriving at which the
professor dumped the canv;iS3 and hic-d him
to the Merchants, where he put up for the
night. It is reported that, arrangements are
on foot to inflate the balloon in this city,
from where another attempt will be made to
sail for theeast. This, it is understood, will
be done in case the business men of St. Paul
subscribe a sufficient sum to defray the ex
penses, which are said to amount to $1,000.
Back to the Beginning.
[St. Louis Republican.]
The responsibly of the State of Min
nesota for certain railroad bonds issued
many years ago has been a subject of act
ive dispute in that State. The interest
on the bonds has not been paid, and the
State authorities have refused to recog
nize the debt involved; but the clamor of
the bondholders and the pressure of pub
lic opinion outside Hie State became so
great that the legislature last winter en
acted a law providing for a special tribu
nal to determine whether the bonds
should be paid or not. But when this
special tribunal was organized and ready
too proceed to business, the supreme
court of the State was applied to for a
writ of injunction against its action — and
we now learn that the writ has been
granted. The court decides that
the act of last winter au
thorizing the special tribunal
is unconstitutional and void, because it
delegates legislative powers to the body;
and that the constitutional amendment
adopted several years ago, requiring every
law for the payment of bonds already
issued to be submitted to the people, is
void also, because it impairs the obliga
tion of contracts. The whole question is
thus put back where it was at the begin
ning, the decision of the court being,
virtually, that the legislature has no au
thority "to do anything in the matter but
make provision for payment of the bonds.
They were issued more than twenty-one
years ago, and, with the unpaid interest
on them, make a debt of over $7,000,000.
The people of the State have, by repeated
votes, showed their unwillingness to pay
the debt.
[ The following local reports appeared in the early
edition of yesterday 's Globe, bnt were omitted en
tirely from the city edition, to give room for our
telegraphic postscript ]
Chamber of Commerce
Gen . Sibley forwarded to the chamber of com
merce yesterday morning a letter from Adjntant
General Breck, giving a report of the disposition of
funds forwarded from th° St. Paul chamber of
commerce for the relief of the Missouri river suf
ferers. The report acknowledges $8)E
remitted by Gen. Sibley and $140 by
Thos. Cochran, Jr., making a total of
$976. Of this amount $890 was sent to Oapt Jaocb
Kline on duty at Sioux City, and {175 to Capt. D. D
Wheeler at Yankton. These officers were in charge
of the distribution of the relief funds at the points
The report was accepted and placed on file.
Gen. Johnson offered the following, which was
adopted :
Betolted, That the committee on transportation
be lequested to confer with Manager Merri 1, o^ the
0., M. & St. P. railroad, w:fi a vie* to securing a
change in the time of the departure of the mornins
train from Minneapolis to St. Paul via Fort Snell
ing, which should not be earlier than 8:30 a. m
Mr. McClnng, from the commit' ee on Mississippi
river, recommended that eight delegates be appoint
ed by the president of the cha&bsr to atfe°nd the
river convention at St. Louis on the 26th of Octo
ber. Also that the secretary be requested to corres
pond with municipal authorities and boards of trade
throughout the etite urging th?m to send delegates.
The report was adopted .
On motion of Mr. Elfelt, thanks were returned to
Myers & Finch fi r the use of a fine clock placed in
the chamber. Adjourned.
Academy of Natural Sciences.
The Academy of Natural Sciences held a regular
meeting last night at Dr. Ste Tart's office . The at
tendance was qnite good.
Hon. Charles S. Bryant, who was appointed as a
committee at a previous meeting, to report on the
subject of art and industrial education in our pub
lic schools, read a lengthy and elaborate report, ad
vocating their introduction into our schools.
Prof B.F. Wright addreaed the academy in re
ply to Mr. Bryant, severely ctiticising some of the
views and statements of the paper, and disagreeing
with th.m.
Several other msmbars discussed the matter, pro
and con.
Prof. M. H. Holmffl, Instructor in drawing and
painting, recently of Chicago, now of Bt. Paul, gare
his views and experience at some length
Without taking any action, tbe academy postponed
further consideration of the subject until next meet
ing, and then adjourned.
Board of Public Works.
An adjourned meeting of the board of public
works was held last evening, President Farrington
in the chair.
Bids were submitted and opened for the grading
of an alley in block 31, St Paul proper, as follows :
J. E . O'Brien * 2.338
W. A.VanSlyke 2,280
J.A. Tierney 2,200
M. B. Farrell
James McDonald 1,880
Awarded to James McDonald.
It was ordered that the council be asked to reduce
the assessment one-half on lot 5, block 3, Robert &
Haudall's addition, being for a sewer on Twelfth
The furnaces in Hocking valley, 0., which
bad banked their fires on account of the lack
of water, have been enabled by the recent rains
to resume work.
Emblems of Mourning: Generally Dlf
played—Proclamation by the Mayor and
Resolutions by the City Council— The
Feelluc Elsewhere— One Universal Sor
row Stalks the Laud.
Yesterday dawned bright, pure and beauti
ful as a bride arrayed for the wedding guests.
Nature delights in caprice, and in the presence
of a widespread feeling of gloom the spark
ling face of mother earth seemed almost
The great heart of the city beat tenderly
warm and responsive to the anguish and sor
row that commenced where the ashes of the
distinguished statesman lav peacefully at rest
l>y the ocenn, and spread like a wave ustil it
enveloped tho farm house, village and popu
lous marts of man.
To the many who had not heard of the
president's death uutil the morning papers
carried the mournful news, aud those who ap
prised of the calamity on Monday night were
few indeed, the intelligence was received with
awe and sorrow.
The shock was modified owing to the par
tial preparation consequent upon weary weeks
of almost helpless illness. To the great mass
of citizens the news was heard with sorrowful
resignation to the inevitable; to a few it was
received with the eflect of a shock, but by all
the intelligence was accepted with unfeigned
The streets were early astir with crowds of
citizens anxious to ascertain minute particu
lars of the circumstances attending the dying
moments of the dead statesman. Business
men exchanged their customary salutations,
and in quiet tones spoke of the sad news. It
w)is not the kind of a day for a misanthrope
or recluse; there was too much manly sincere
emotion abroad for this sort of human vegeta
ble to thrive upon.
There could be no mistaking the deep-seated
feeling that agitated every breast and occu
pied every brain, for the time being, to the
exclusion of other employments. Even
childhood stopped in its prattling career of
jollity to lisp some expression of vague and
unintelligible sorrow.
Decorations and Observances.
In a pifblic or general sense arrangements
we: e apparent on every hand to give expres
sion in outward or visible show to the uni
versal feeling of regret. About the first pub
lic expression of regret occurred on the
opening of the federal court when Judge Nel
son paid a feeling tribute to the memory of
the dead president. His remarks may be
found below.
Address by Judge Nelson .
The United States circuit court opened at
10 o'clock yesterday morning, pursuant to
adjournment. The jurymen were in their
places ready to proceed with the Harwood
case, but there was an absence "of the usual
bustle and excitement preceding the opening
of court. A few interested lawyers conversed
it. low tones and the room was pervaded by
an air of usual solemnity.
Judge Nelson took his seat at 10 o'clock and
at once addressed the members of the bar and
jury as follows:
"A great calamity has befallen this govern
ment by the death of its chief magistrate.
Amid times of prosperity — at the outset of a
career promising much good to the country —
when the eloquent words of his inaugural
scarcely had died upon the ear. Gen. Garfield
was stricken by the bullet of au assassin. His
strong and vigorous constitution was sapped
and mined, and he expired last evening, sur
rounded by a devoted family and friends. The
work of tne assassin is complete. The people
mourn his death, though not unexpected. It
is proper that we give expression of our sor
rew at this sad bereavement. I leavo it with
you, gentlemen, to suggest the method."
After th« court had concluded, Hon. John
M. Gilman arose, and after alluding to the na
tional calamity in anpropriate terms, he moved
that the court adjourn until this morning.
The motion was accepte 1 unanimously, where
upon the clerk was directed to engross the
order, and the court adjourned until 11 o'clock
this morning.
Mayor Rice was at hi 3 office early yesterday
morning and conferred with several officials
as to the propriety of draping the city hall
and taking such other action of a public char
ae'.er as was deemed proper. It was decided
to drape the outside of the building and the
oiiices therein with appropriate emblems of
mourning, and also the several fire engine
li :ti-es. In addition to 'his a proclamation
w:s issued causing the city hall bell to be
*ol!i-d from Y2 o'clock up to 1 o'clock and in
viting the clergy of the churches to join in
the latter tribute.
Tolling the Bells.
The proclamation was as follews:
Mayor's Office, Sept. 20, 1881.— Ih view
of the death of the president, the chief of po
lice will cause the city hall to be draped in
mourning, and at 12 o'clock to-day the bell of
the city hall to be tolled until 1 o'clock. The
fire engine houses will also be draped in
mourning, and the fire bells tolled from 12
o'clock until 1; and the clergy in charge of the
cathedrals and churches of the city are request
ed to cause the cathedral and church bells to
be tohed also from 12tol o'clock.
Edmund Rice, Mayor.
The proclamation was generally complied
with and during the time named the bells
rang out a singularly sombre clangor. The
work of draping the buildings was probably
commenced by Jailor Jessrang, who at early
dawn unfurled a flag, surronded by a deep bor
der of sable, at half mast on the flag staff at
the city hall.
This example was generally followed
throughout the city, and from numerous
flaujstafis the starry banner lapped to the
breeze, and told by her half-dimmed azure
and red, more eloquently than words, of the
nation's sorrow. Betimes the labor of draping
the fronts of busiaess houses, windows and
entrances of public buildings, with hanging
wreaths and festoons of commingled sable and
white, commenced in dead earnest, and was
industriously plied throughout the day.
Long streamers of muslin and black cam
bric, often varied by the conventional wreathe
and festoon, greeted the eye at every vista.
Third street and other prominent thorough
fares bore the appearance of uewly-nudged un
dertaking establishments, each trying to outvie
his rival in extent and disposal of the habili
ments of woe.
The state capitol, entrance to the custom
house on Wabashaw street, and the windows
of that building, the city hall, district court
building and old court house and sheriff's of
fice, were all tastefully draped in mourning.
The resources of dry goods stores were taxed
for material and skilled service was pressed
into requisition.
In draping the capitol alone 2,400 yards of
cambric or crape and muslin were used.
The Opera house and all the leading hotels,
banks, newspaper offices and prominent whole
sale houses were draped in the same sable
material, more or less variation and ingenuity
being displayed in arranging the display. In
short, the desire ta give 6ome outward tribute
or token to the feeling of sorrow was univer
sally manifested by the sympathic and public
spirited citizens of St. Paul.
The board of trade at its meeting yesterday
morning omitted the usual call and adjourned
after passing the following, offered by Mr.
Gilbert: \
"Whereas, The death of President Garfield
fills all our hearts with deep sorrow, therefore
. Resolved, That as a taken of our respect,
and a minife9tation of our sympathy, this
board do now adjourn.
, In many instances the decoration.) were
heightened or relieved by portraits or photo
graphs of the dead president. The Globe of
fice and building was elaborately draped in
festoons and hangings of serge, set oil with
wreathes and rosettes ol the same material, r
Action of the City Council. '
The regular mC3ting of the city council was
held last evening with ten members present."
President Dowlan in the chair. •
•' After roll call the following communication
'from the mayor was read: ;
To the Honorable the President and Common Coun
cil of the City of St Paul : . .: .... ~
' The president is dead. Nothing now remains but
to pay appropriate tribute to the memory of the dis
tinguished chief magistrate of the nation, James A,
Garfltld, : - ■:.:;■■/ -v. : ■ ■ .;■: , :..JJ - :,:"-;.;
I respectfully . recommend, therefore, that your
honorable body pass resolutions suitable to the oc
casion, and cause arrangements to be made C for . the
pro j«r observance of ceremonies when the funeral
rshail formeily take place. -,-• ■ .Edmund Kick,
.' -• ■■ -. : '■:'■ ■ :-',' ■- - ' :; "' -•'. '/>'■' i Mayor.
Alderman Cornish arose and said: As we
come together this evening we "see about us
the evidences of ' universal mourning. ' . Our
streets are darkened with ' the •; symbols >of
grief that we are accustomed to display when
death has taken our nearest and dearest. The
dread event so long feared has come silently
upon us, and we have left to us but the cher
ished memory of the man whose untimely
fate made him the beloved of the nation.
After the terrible shock of the ■ assassination,
which chilled our very blood, there came the
long suspense of mingled hope and doubt, and
the warm sympathies of the whole people
have gone out to the suffering president, as
they never have gone out before In our terri
tory. Trusting not alone in the wisdom of
man, the common prayer has gone up contin
uously that the life which had promised so
much good to his country might be spared —
but although He rules all that is done for
human good, the ways of providence are not
our ways, and the president is dead.
I beg leave to offer the following resolu
tions, and ask that they be adopted:
By the Common Oounoll of the city of Bt. Paul.
The shadow of the terrible calamity which befell
this nation when its chief magistrate, James A. Gar
field, was stricken down by a reckless assaßain has
deepened into death.
The long auspepse is ended and ended in Badness.
The people are bowed in grief. Hoping agtiuat
their fears no longer, the universal sympathy Is
turned back in tears
Be it resolved,
First -That In the death of James A. Garfield we
mourn another martyred president, eminent for the
pnrlty of his personal character, distiuguUhed for
the services whtch he has rendered the republic, and
i.cloved for the patient heroism with which he met
bis pathetic fate.
tieo nd— That in testimony of our grief at the na
tion's aillli-iiou and our respect for tbe illuntrlous
.it.iil, we drape the council chamber for sixty days
• .I I cdUHe the bells of the city to be tolled at the hour
which Khali be aptolut d for the funeral.
Third— That these resolutions be spread- upon our
loiuutes and published in the daily papers of Bt'
The resolutions were unanimously adopted
and Alderman Otis moved that a committee of
three be appointed to carry out the recom
mendations of the mayor, which motion was
adopted, and the president appointed Alder
men Otis, Grace and Cornish as such com
mittee. •
The council then adjourned until next Tues
day evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Memorial Service.
A beautiful memorial service in honor of
the dead president, was held in the rooms of
the Young Men's Christian Association at 9
o'clock yesterday morning. The service was
opened with prayer, after which was read a
portion of the fourteenth chapter of St.
John commencing: "Let not your heart be
troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house are many mansions; if
it were not so I would have told you."
Remarks appropriate to the occasion were
then made by Mr. D. R. Noye?, followed with
brief addresses by Messrs. Gilbert, Hackett
and Revs. Mr. Espy, of St. Paul, Hunter, of
Chicago. After a praise service of song and
prayer the meeting dispersed.
A Mourning People.
Auburn, N. T.,Sept. 20. — Profound sorrow
prevails here. The entire business portion of
the city is draped in mourning.
Syracuse, N. V., Bept. 20.— The officers of
the Syracuse bank to-day passed resolutions of
sympathy and condolence over the death o f
President Garfield, and resolved to close the
city banks until after the funeral.
Yankton, D. T., Sept. 20.— An informal
meeting of citizens was held here this morn
ing, at which the governor was present.
It was decided the mayor recommend
a suspension of all business and public meet
ings be held to express the great sorrow of
the people at the nation's loss. Governor
OrdWiiy telegraphed Governor Foster, of
Ohio, suggesting a day be agreed on by all
governors for services throughout the coun
New York, Sept. 20.— The members of the
New York clearing house have appointed a
committee to attend President Garfield 1 fu
neral. A committee was also appoint ito
draft appropriate resolutions on the nat jnal
Montreal, Sept. 20.— The death oj the
president, although not unexpected, prod iced
profound grief in this city. Every tok jl of
regret and sympathy for his surviving family
and the American people was manifested by
citizens at large. Flags are flying at half
mast and from nearly every house. Emblems
of mourning are displayed in the shop win
dows. Groups are collected around the bul
letin boards discussing the situa
tion with subdued voices. The
morning papers in mourning give
long aud eulogistic articles on the deceased.
Had the president belonged to the British em
pire no greater evidences could be given, than
were apparent here of the respect in which he
was held or sorrow for his untimely end.
Boston, Sept. 20. — There was but one ses
sion of the stock board and mining exchange
to-day, on account of the president's death.
Throughout the city the sad news had the
effect of suspending occupations of
every kind, and in many places flags
were at half mast. The United States District
court and municipal commissioners adjourned
until Tuesday.
Ban Francisco, Sept. 20.— Early this morn
ing officers of the banks and insurance com
panies met and decided to close their places of
business for the day. Boon af
ter the produce exchange held a meeting
and adopted suitable resolutions and appoint
ed a committee to act with other similar com
mittees, and voted to shut down business for
the day. The board of trade met a little later,
and took similar action. The chamber of
commerce appointed a committee to draft res
olutions and confer with other committees.
Business was suspended in the wholesale part
of town, and banks, insurance offices and all
public offices, stock boards, etc., closed.
New York, Sept. 20.— The city is literally
a place of mourning. Flags are flying at half
mast from all the public aud innumerable
private buildings. Residences are being draped,
and all classes show by their saddened de
meanor that the death of the president has for
each the force of a personal bereavement. The
streets are comparatively deserted. The peo
ple are walking about in a listless manner, and
business is not thought of. Public attention
is devoted to the black-bordered newspaper
sheets, which may be seen in everybody's
hands. Around the newspaper offices crowds
are gathered, waiting for further details.
Worcls of heartfelt feeling for the dead suffer
er, of sympathy for the bereft of the fami
ly, mingle with bitter terms of
hatred for the cruel assassin,
who3e dastardly work is now accomplished.
All over the city housekeepers are at work
draping their houses with mourning weeds.
The flags on the public buildings, banking in
stitutions, newspaper offices and other build
ings are at half mast and preparations are
making for affixing festoons of mourning to
cornices and windows. In the bay and in the
nrer vessels have tbe colors abaft. Most of
the city is buried in grief, heartfelt, spon
taneous and genuine.
At Kasson.
[Special Telegram to tho Globe. |
asboh, Minn., Sept. 20 —The news of President
Gvrfieid's death causes expressions - of profound
sorrow among all classes. Ail business is suspended
and public buildings, business houses and dwellings
are dressed in mourning.
At a large meeting of business men and citizens,
Senator Ecgerton presiding ,» resolu ions of respect
and sorrow at the nation's bereavement were passed.
The News in the Country.
Cleveland, 0., Sept. — News of Presi
dent Garfleld's death was received at 10:30 to
night. Though not unexpected it spread like
wild fire, and caused a profound sensation of
sorrow in this, his native county. His
loss 'is universally regarded almost
as a personal affliction. Crowds
flocked to the newspaper and telegraph offices
to learn, particulars . and manifestations of
grief were pronounced, many weeping as
though they had lost their brother. The
bells tolled as if spontaneously. Dispatches
from all parts of northern Ohio state church
and . fire bells aro tolling and
great excitement prevails every
where the deepest spmpathy is expressed
for the stricken mother aad family. The trus
tees of Lake View cemetery, the beautiful city
of the dead just outside the limits of Cleve
land, overlooking Lake Erie, have authorized
their president, Hon. Jas. Wade, to telegraph
the widow offering her any lot in the ceme
tery she . may choose for
the final resting place of the president's re
mains. In the same cemetery repose the
bodies of the president's Uncle Thomas,
billed by a train a fortnight before the assas
sination, and a cousin who died a few years
ago. A meeting of prominent citizens was
held late to-night at the mayor's office to take
appropriate action. 1 Buildings are R being
draped in the deepest mourning. Bells will
be . tolled all night, and to morrow guns
will be fired from daylight until sunset. ..-j
. Columbus, 0., Sept. . 19.— News of the
president's death causes < the most profound
grief in this city, and the bells are being
tolled. Tke Republican state executive 'com
mittee will at once withdraw their '; appoint
ments for this week and will take | such action
in regard to future appointments as circum
stances may require.. - ;
- Indianapolis, Sept. 19.— The bells com
menced tolling at .... 10.40 p. m., announcing
the sad news to the city. :'; .•"<.' .;.•; -; ,-•' '/<-< •-'-';?' ; '-'*l.
Louisville, Sept. 19.— anxiety of the
people has been intense all day. ■:. The bulletin
boards have been surrounded by a quiet but
excited crowd. The ' long struggle
for life 1 has t v exiited a :. ; deeper
feeling than did the first announcement of the
attack on the president. ; The news of the ! af
ternoon made the people believe that he might
linger for a few days at least, and there { were
few on the street when the news of his death
reached here at midnight. Bells were r tolled
and the people knew that the end had come.' '
■ , Omaha, Sept. 19.— Omaha mourns "■ the
president's death. The fire - bell * and Roman
Catholic cathedral bells have tolled since the
arrival of the sad news. ;. , - ''■ ;\-
, Augusta, ', Ga., Sept. -19.— The; Chranicl
and , Constitutionalist will say to-morrow
forenoon: With anguish we announce our
worst fears have been confirmed and James A.
Garfleld, president of the United States, js
dead by the hand of the most disreputable
of scoundrels whom It would be a stretch of
charity to call a mad man. This
greut and good president, this
fond husband, this loving father,
this noble gentleman has been slain. Strange
that the bullets of brave foemen should have
in a fair fight spared him for such a fate.
Sad indeed is it that such a glorious being, so
useful, so powerful, so manly, so excellent
should become the victim of so vile a
reptile. We bow to the dispensations
of God and question them not. To him
we leave the vindications and ends of
justice. The heart of the South bleeds for
the stricken mother and children of the
president. Upon his dead body we lay im
mortelles—a wreath of trust, sorrow and
regret. Innocent of the murder of Lincoln
the South suffered long yearß of
agony and persecution for anothers
crime. Innocent of the assassination of Oar
field, the South, fearless of the future and
forgetful of the past, stands tearfully beside
the relics of the president and prays that the
storm lashed spirit shall have the rest of the
righteous, and a sanctuary in that haven
where, lulled to slumber, grief forgets to
loir a.
Dcs Moines, la., Sept. 20,— His excellency,
Governor Gear, has issued a proclamation an
nouncing the death of the president, in which
he says: For the second time in tbe history of
the American nation its chief ruler has fallen
by the hand of an assassin. In the current
year, at a time of profound peace and great
prosperity, when all the land were about to
join in celebrating the 105 th anniversary «f
the nation's birthday, the people were again
startled by the appalling tidings that James
A. Garfield, a worthy successor of Lincoln,
had been similarly assaulted by the murderer's
hand. While death was"not the immediate re
sult, yet sorrow and indignation prevailed in
the land and filled tbe hearts of all during the
many weeks that have passed by
since this horrible affair. The slender
thread of hope to which we at first held grew
stronger, our confidence enlarged, our fears
were measurably dispelled, and we flattered
ourselves that, notwithstanding a few apparent
reverses, all danger had well nigh passed, and
the nation's chosen chief ruler was to be
spared to it. Let us in our hour of national
woe look for succor to him who is the gov
ernor among the nations, and let the people
with one accord invoke his mercy in this time
of gloom. Out of respect to the memory of
the distinguished dead, the public buildings
belonging to the state will be draped in mourn
ing, and the flags will be displayed at half
mast until the close of the day of the funeral.
Philadelphia, Sept. 20.— The mayor, has
issued the following proclamation:
To the select and common council. — Gentle
men: The death of the president of the Uni
ted States, caused by assassination, which fills
the mind of every citizen with horror, calls
upon the authority of the city to express their
deep indignation at the act and devise appropri
ate measures by which their sense of the na
tional loss shall be faithfully expressed and
fitting honors tendered to the remains {of our
beloved chief magistrate, to whom, so re
cently, the people of the United States com
mitted, in part, the destinies of this nation.
Very Resp'y,
Sam'i. G. King, Mayor.
The mayor has also issued a call for a meet
ing of the councils.
Qrand Army of the Republic.
Commander Kountz, of the department of
Ohio Grand Army of the Republic, has issued
the following order on the death of President
Headquarters Department of Ohio, Grand
Army of the Republic, Assistant AdJHtant
General's Office, Toledo, 0., Sept. 20, 1881:
General orders No. B^With overwhelming
sorrow the department v-ommander announces
the death of Comrade J. A. Garfield, the pres
ident of the United States. After a period of
prolonged affliction, unexampled in its suffer-,
ing and sublime in its lessons of fortitude and
hopeful endurance, he has been
followed throughout by a so-
Mcitude born of a soldier's
knowledge of suffering and with a hope
grounded in a soldier's faith in providence. It
is a soldier's submission with which we bow
in sorrow with the common country at its
shrine, wherein is laid one more martyr.
President Comrade Garfield came to the head
of the nation in the fullness of a glorious
manhood, crowning brilliant service not only
in statemanship but upon the field, where he
shared with us the camp and the battle. He
was a member of the department of the Poto
mac and has ever been among '.the proudest,
the staunchest and the truest m his love for
the G. A. R. As we have been proud to share
his comradeship, so will we be to join in per
pt tuating his memory in recognitioii of the
great truths, our organization has sustained
and the calamity to our nation, the colors of
the posts of this department will be suitably
draped in mourning and the same worn by the
post and staff officers on duty for the period
of sixty days . It is suggested that posts take
suitable action in the form of resolutions,
which having been spread upon the minutes
should be forwarded to these headquarters for
By order of John S Kountz,
Department Commander.
George S. Caufeild,
Assistant Adjutant General.
In New Torh.
New York,- Sept. 20.— The city was deeply
stirred by news of the death of the president.
The sad intelligence was quickly conveyed
from the telegraph offices to the tower of St.
Paul church, where men had been on duty for
some weeks. The bell was at once tolled
and the sound was taken up by other churches
under the direction of Trinity, ajid in a short
time all awake were made stware of the
calamity that had befallen the nation. The
telegraph bears from all sections of the coun
try tributes to the worth of the dead presi
dent. The tolling of the bells, north, south,
east and west, gave the people the news of the
ceath, and meetings have been called in many
places, that proper expression may be made
to the all prevailing sorrow.
Press Tributes.
New York, Sept. 20.— 1f President Garfleld
had succumbed at once to the shock of the
mortal wound inflicted upon him, there is
no telling to what mad length the impulse to
avenge might have been carried.jPresident Gar
field's couutrymen are able and free to honor
and to latent him in singleness of heart,
with a very resolute purpose, intend that
justice shall be sent on his murderer. Specu
lations on what might have been the results
of Garfield's administration, had he lived to
complete it, can scarcely be profitable.
In accepting: nominally a more important
office, Gen. Garfield really lost the opportu
nity of rendering that public service he was
so emineatly competent to render, abandoned
the true ftiena of his powers, and
by what now seems bitter irony of fate, en
countered his tragical, premature and most
lamented death.
Selma, Ala., Sept. 20.— This morning the
"Times" says: In these first hours of grief
the face stands out in bold and glorious relief,
we are one. The sacrifice is an awful one, but
God in his infinite goodness requires it, and
this morning, from the depths of our grief
stricken hearts, all Americans can and will
thank God that there is no North, no South,
no East, no West; but that we are a people
bound together in one common sorrow. We
arc one and indissoluble. Sectional lines have
been obliterated by Garfield's blood, and the
red hand of the assassin has placed the missing
stone in the structure of our union.
Editorials similar in tone to the above are
coming from all parts of the South. Confi
dence in Arthur's administration cf affairs is
expressed, and a disposition shown to hold up
the hands of the incoming president, and give
him a cheerful and hearty support.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 20.— The "Ga
zette." The variety of human wishes, the
brittle Dature of the hopes of a mighty natioa
are exhibited in their extremest degree, when
such a calamity can be brought by the idiot
ism of a small-witted, worthless, political ad
venturer, but the lot of every one has in the
public loss, become little in his own sight
in view of the woe stricken wife, children and
mother. He had worthily earned and had re
ceived the crown of a noble career, and was m
the meridian of life, his power at the sum
mit, and the coming shadow of bodily and men
tal delay yet afar, destined to live
always in the saintly halo of a martyr, he was
as fortunate in his death as possible in a dying
. Cincinnati, 0., Sept. 20.— The "Enquirer:"
The people, with an affection which was beau
tiful in its universality, fought death inch by
inch with the president.
We pity the man or woman whose duty it
will he to communicate the news of the death
of tke president to the aged and gtntle mother.
There is an irrepressible sadness in the fact
that the venerable woman whose old ag«
might have been cheered by the greatness and
goodness of a dutiful son, must be told that
her— for in her maternal affection he was al
ways » boy— "her baby if you please"— had
closed his eyes in death.
The Neum in London and Liverpool.
London, Sept. 20.— 1n London the opinion
to be heard expressed by all classes, in conver
sation on the streets, on railroad trains, and at
places of public resort, is that the death of
President Garfield is doubly sad after the gal
lant struggle for life. 'The buildings of the
American Exchange are draped in black, and
the flags which adorn many places of business
in the west end of the city are displayed at
half mast.
The Liverpool correspondent of the Tele
graph announces: Thenewe of the death of
the president was received here with a univer
sal expression of profound regret. Special
editions of tbe papers published the news with
heavy mourning borders. The flags are at
half mast on the town hall, and on a large
number of public aad private buildings and on
the shipping.
London, Bept. 20.— The lord mayor, on
taking his seat in the mansion house, ex
pressed on behalf of tbe citizens of London
the deepest regret at the sad news of the pres
ident's death. He said there never was a time
when the great English communities were
Joined in closer bonds.
Wheat la still firm at $1 23.
The Isaac E. Staple! came in yeaterday, and is
waiting for a cook.
The Helen Schulenberg came in yesterday and will
leave with a raft of lumber,
Florence Payne has been taken to Eau Olaire, and
will be entered in tbe races to come off at that
place. •
Yesterday was term day at the court. The calen
dar was called aud several oases disposed of, when
the court adjourned .
Married at St. Michael's church, Sept. 30, by
Father Murphy, Mr Charles Karat and Miss Mary
T. Foran. The bride and groom left on the noon
train for Chicago Charlie was raised in this city,
and is a down right good fellow and a thorough busi
The crashed stone that has been pnt upon tbe
streets does not stand the amount of travel that
passes ov«r them. It is about as muddy wnere the
stone was pnt on aa at any other plaoe. It will re
quire granite or cobb c stone to stand the heavy
loads that pass over onr streets.
Yesterday morning at an early hour the bells of
the several churches and pnblic schools were tolled
for several hoars, and the first sound had hardly
passed away when from house to honse tbe word
passed that the president was dead. The flags from
the principle buildinßS floats at half mact, and the
business places are draped in mourning.
Tho Poor Condition of the Home Pro
duct Creates a Better Inquiry for
American Wheat— Brisk Demand and
Batter Prices for Flour, Especially from
the Hard Varieties of Grain.
London, Sept. 19.— The Mark Lane Ex
press in a review of the grain trade last week
says: The weeks' fine weather has greatly
benefltted agriculture, but it is altogether too
late to alter the position of the harvest in its
relation to the grain grade. Nearly
everything offered is unfit to
grind without foreign admixture
Prices of native wheats have not materially
changed since Monday. A large proportion of the
sales made are for feeding. Oa this basis the pub
lished rates range from 22s to 3-8 per quart, r.
Trade both in London and the provinces closed de
oidedly weak, for all homo descriptions. Foreign
breadbtuffn have not quotably changed tince Mon
The condition of the great bu k of native deliveries
created a demand for hard whvat not anticipated a
month ago. 1 his, therefore, has advanced [email protected] in
the last fortnight. The week's supply cf foreign
wheat in London is 82,360 quarters, of which 35,761
quarters were Amerioan, and of foreign flour 12,609
sacks, the greater proportion being Amer.cin.
Strong red wheat flours are in much request at latest
quotations, bat weaker flours, such as Oalifornian
and Australian, rather depressed.
The price of m&izs eras rather against buyers at
the close of the week, being 29s 6d extra ship, which
is an advance of 3&fid. The off coast
market lost its tone since Wednesday,
Saturday's quotations favoring buyers.
Arrivals up to Thursday were seventeen cargoes, of
which nine were reported a* sold or withdrawn.
Dnring the current week about twenty-five wheat
carg -es are due. The bulk of wheat and flour
afloat is estimate! at 721 1, (TO quarters, over
that at the corresponding date last jear. Saturday
buyers' offers of 29s 6d for maizu cargoes were
Sales of EnglUh wheat last week were 43,796 quar
ters at 51s Id per quarter, againßt 445 ; 243 quarters at
89s lid per quarter the corresponding week last year.
London, Sept. 19.— The Times says It would
be well if the numbers of imprisoned "sus
pects" were increased by some Irish Ameri
cans who, not out of patriotism, but of spite
against every thing English, have been at no
pains to conceal their advocacy of armed In
, surrection.
London, Sept. 19. — A hundred and sixteen
Russian Jews embarked Saturday at Antwerp
for New York.
The Methodist ecumenical conference dis
cussed the subject of foreign missions; the
use of the press in the non-ohristian coun
tries for the promotion of gospel mission
work required in papal and semi infidel na
tions; the especial need of co-operative Meth
odism in papal and pagan lands; tbe resources
of Methodism in numbers, wealth, organization
and spiritual life for the work of the world, s
conversion and the best means of developing
and employing them. The conference ex
pressed a very general feeling in favor of in
creased support to schools for training of
native converts in various heathen countries
missionary work. Rev. M. Moorman, of
the Southern Episcopal church, asked English
support for training colleges in the South, so
as to enable an increased number of negro
missionaries to be sent to Africa. Clark, of
Georgia, and Price, of South Carolina, spoke
in the same sense.
Rome, Sept. 19.— The Diretto, ministerial
organ, says: In view of the disastrous results
of the harvest in some districts, the govern
ment has arranged to expedite plans affording
employment. The ministry of agricultural
has published returns showing that the pro
duct of wheat will be generally scanty, that
of maize is similar in character except in a
few localities. No better result is expected
from the orange, lemon and olive crops. Po
tatoes, flax and hemp have been good, and
there are favorable prospects in regard to the
vintage and rice crops.
Paris, Sept. 19.— A train ran off the track
between Saint Louis and Cantras, and forty
persons were injured, twenty of whom were
It Ought to Shame Them.
[New York World.]
Minnesota bondholders will find in our
dispatches from St. Paul another proof
of our position that Republicans are
marching on to repudiation by the way
of Richmond, and under the lead of Ma
hone and the "committee of safety"
called the cabinet; for the Minnesota su
preme couit on Saturday last issued a
writ of prohibition against further pro
ceedings on the part of the tribunal au
thorized by the last legislature to adjust
its defaulted bonds. We said at the time
of the passage of that enabling act that
it was a temporary expedient to lull dem
ocratic protest against the shameless re
pudiation by a rich State of obligations
declared to be not only honorable but
valid by three legal tribunals. The su
preme court determines that the act is
unconstitutional because any project to
pay the bonds must be submitted, to a
popular vote. But this submission was
made once before and defeated by about
the average Republican majority which
rules the state. All honest men will
hope that a stinging defeat of the Repub
lican alliance in Virginia with repudia
tion may tend to shame the Minnesota
Republicans next year into assisting Min
nesDta Democrats to wipe out the stain of
repudiation from their State.
Wateutowx, Wis., Sept. 19.— At Hutis
ford last night Allen Wales shot and instantly
killed John Bergschneider, aged 65 years,
who, with two boys, was robbing Wales'
melon patch.
Columbus, 0. , Sept. 19.— Last night while
Miss Kaich, a respectable young woman liv
ing on Livingston avenue was going home a
man who had secreted himself in an alley,
held a chloroformed handkerchief over her
face 1 till she became insensible. Just as he
was about to outrage her some passers by
were attracted to the place and the villain ran
away. Miss Kaich insisted that the contents
of a bottle had been forced into her mouth,
and a stomach pump which was brought in
to ufc brought up a liquid which contained
poison in such quantities as to have caused
death in a short time had it remained ia the
Another bank is to be started iv Waseca,
October 1.
Buyers are offering 40 cents a bushel for
corn in Albert Lea.
Incendiary fires are producing a good deal
of alarm in St. Cloud.
The foundation for the new union elevator
at Glencoeis being laid.
Numerous horse stealings are reported in
various parts of the state.
Rolph Hushberger, of Wabashaw, aged 23
years, died of diphtheria, Sept. 14.
Sheep killing doge have been doing consid
erable damage in Fine Island township.
The Madelia Times say* the son of Simon
Roland, who was accidentally shot, has died
of his wounds.
Two salmon were recently caught in Lake
Minnetonka, the one weighing five, the other
nine pounds.
The holding off of the frost has given amber
cane abundant time to ripen, and a great deal
of syrup will be made this season.
Amber cane works, which are running at
various poiijt» in the state, are reported to
be turning out some very fine syrup.
Such is the demand for carpenters' work in
Glencoe, that the Register says fifty hands
could at once find full employment.
A man in Martin county claims to have
made seventy-five gallons of sirup from one
fourth of an acre of ground planted in cane.
A genuine case of small pox has appeared
at Red Wing, but such precautions have been
taken that it is believed there is no danger of
its spreading.
A boy in Elbow Lake township, otter Tall
county, received such injuries from a mowing
machine as to make th« amputation of one of
his feet necessary.
The Register says farmers are haunted by
the grave suspicion that $50,000 will not
cover the damage done to grain in the stack
by the recent rain storms in McLeod county.
The Long Prairie Argus says : "The grass
on the river meadow bottoms is reported as
being green as in July. Though late the hay
will be good as when cut in August in other
There is a great deal of sickness reported to
be prevailing at Sleepy Eye, almost producing a
panic, at any late many residents are suddenly
leaving, temporarily, to visit friends at a
The toy pistol fiend is still alive. The Has
tings Gazette says Albert Weiman, a young
lad, was severely shot in the breast by a toy
pletol, loaded with a stick, in the hands of his
brother, and narrowly escaped serious injury.
Pipestone City Star: Millions of potato
bugs have blown down upon this locality
from some quarter during the past week or
weeks. -Unless they blow away again our far
mers will have lots of picking to do to save
their potato crop next year.
Le Sueur Sentinel: This year's grape crop
in this vicinity has demonstrated to all doubt
ers that Minnesota is one of the best of
states for grape culture. Grape culture, at
least on a email scale, should be entered upon
by all who have land or town lots. It is a
very healthy as well as luscious fruit, and a
profitable one to sell.
. Shakopce Argun, Sept. 15? A farmer living
near Jordan lost a horse the other night on
account of a defective bridge across Band
creek. The animal stepped into a hole is the
plank and broke his lee. The owner consulted
a lawyer about bringing an action again6t the
proper authorities, but was informed there
was no law in this state giving him a right of
St. CJoud Times, Sept. 14: On Monday, the
sth inst., a young daughter of tho late John
Ainbrocic, of the town of St.- Wendel, weut
after the cows, and not returning that night,
a search was mado for her next day, but with
out success. On Wednesday|thirty or forty
men scoured the country in all directions,
but no trace of the missing girl could be
Bauk Center Tribune: Miss Sarah Morris,
who was one of the table waiters in Coe's
hotel for some time, has met with a genuine
stroke of good fortune. Her uncle recently
died and left her property valued at $6,000.
Thers are restrictions, but Sarah will not have
to work out for a livelihood any more. She
is known as a good, faithful and true girl, and
is deserving of her changed fortune.
Currie Minnesotian, Sept. 14: Rev. J. P.
Bodfish, Boston; Rev. W. H. Fitzgerald, Mil
toD, and Rev. John Flalley, Canton, all of
Massachusetts, made us a very pleasant call
yesterday. These fathers of the church are on
a visit to the colonies in this county and at
Adrian, with a view to the location of some
of their people. They are satisfied that here is
room for more, and, a<bne of them remarked,
we have lots of land to the acre here.
Osakis Observer: Mr. Fuller, at work in
Mr. Knuteson's mill, in attempting to throw
off a belt, had his clothing caught in a rope,
and was carried around a drum, used for pull
ing logs into the mill — making three revolu
tions before breaking loose, and caused him
to strike directly on his head. Thongh no
bones were broken, he feels pretty badly broke
up, and it was a miracle he was not killed
Hastings Union, Sept. 14 : On last Friday
afternoon a little son of Mr. Simpson met
with a very painful, though not serious acci
dent at Libbey & Thompson's mill. It seems
young Simpson stooped down to clean away
some sawdust from under the edging saw,
and when he attempted to rise up his head
came in contact wtth the saw, thereby receiv
ing a terrible gash on the back of his neck.
Stevens County Tribune: Not less than a
dozen farmers with whom we have conversed
lately, speak in wonder of the remarkable
growth made by the amber sugar cane in this
vicinity. It stands from eight to fifteen feet
high. The farmers in this locality can do no
better than commence the general cultivation
of this sugar-bearing plant, resting assured
that Sauk Centre will provide a refinery which
will consume the whole crop as soon a3 the
farmers produce it.
Ilatsiugs Gazette, Sept. 17: A man by the
name of Chris. Hettinger, late of Freeoort,
111., who left town Sunday eveniug with a
party of eight or nine men to work on the
railroad near Afton, was brought back in a
couple of hours by John Torgerson, having
been stabbed in the left side by one of his com
rades and left by the roadside. He was taken
to the Western house, medical assistance was
procured, and the wound, although painful,
is not considered dangerous.
The Todd County Argus relates that T. N.
Shinnebarger and three children were taken
very sick on the night of the 4th inst. The
attending physician pronounced it poison, and,
in the absence of any other explanation of how
they had taktn it, gave it as his opinion that
it found its way into their stomachs through
their cow's milk. It is believed that some
unknown enemy had attempted to poison the
animal. Mr. S. and children were saved by
the use of powerful antidotes.
A floor gave way in the Lacy warehouse
at Taylors Falls last week, precipitating
several car loads of feed into the base
ment, and doing other damage.
A series of religious, revival meetings
were in progress at Ortonville last week.
Blue Earth City Journal, Sept. 12: Mr.
Henry Temple's folks harvested a crop
of wolves last week. They put out some
poison Wednesday* evening and on
Thursday morning they found two dead
corpses. Auditor White bought them
for the State and county, paying six dol
lars apiece for them. Better than raising
poor wheat.
Last week, the week of copious rains,
was a bad one for the buildings in New
Ulm, not yet under roof, since the cy
The Brown County Agricultural so
ciety commences it&,fair, in New Ulm,
on Saturday, Sept. 17, and continues over
Sunday. The vice-president of the so
ciety says that English speaking' farmers
do not take any interest in the fair. Per
haps this lack of interest is owing to the
disrespect of the Sabbath.
The bridge at Little Sauk is out of re
pair, and travel will have to be changed
to the old road east of the lake.
The Sauk Center Triubne says a large
number of wheat stacks have been wet
in and are in bad condition.
Engineer Jewett, of the Sauk Center
northern survey, has been suffering with
a severe attack of rheumatism.
A son of Simeon Roland, of Butternut
Valley, was accidentally shot the other
day, the charge from the shotgun enter
ing his bowels, inflicting, it is thought, a
fatal injury.
The work on the new elevator at 3lan
kato, for the Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
road has been commenced.
One of thef>ointß on the Union school
lightning rod, at Mankato, was melted
.down by the electric fluid.
A new elevator is being built at Osh
awa by the Winona Mill company.
Grading has commenced on the St.
Cloud & Lake Traverse railroad.
Glenwood (Pope county) Messenger: It
<? estimated that the yield of wheat in
Pope county for the present year will be
657,915 bush«ls, which is more than the
yield from forty of the sixty-five counties
in the State, and the largest amount pro
duced is from the park regions, of which
our county is one of the southern. So in
the near future w& may expect to have
wheat to keep and wheat to sell,
: i :• •. V '■: St. 'acl, Wednesday, Sept 31.
The notable general features of the wholesale trade
of the city for the past week have been an increase
of orders and a falling off in collections— latter
attributable to the continued rains having delayed
threshing and the movement of crops . Merchants
were never busier an-1, notwithstanding the delay in
harvest and the apparently reliable report* of dam
age to grain exposed to the rains, have seldom bad
greater confidence in the resources of the country
and the soundness of their customers . As to prices
there were few changes noted. . Badger ■ State . and
Lawrence LL sheetings have been marked up Me,
and dry goods prices throughout are firm. ; , Groce
ries ars steady. Caster ', oil: and spirits turpentine
are | higher. ', Ihe . discount on , window
glass has been lowered to 60 and 5 per cent. White
lead is $4c lower • Iron ; and , steel « hardware
and metal good are firm with advancing tendencies.
Leather and findings, b Dots and shoes, etc., are
steady. ■- .-*..-
The fruit trade continues active, with supplies of
domestic! limited by the late unfavorable weather
for picking and shipping. Quotations are as fol
lows: Orange?, Summer xlis %8 50, lemons $10;
bananas $2 [email protected] per bunch. Dates, new Ara
bian in frails, tic ; , f gs, ' new layers, 25c. : Apples
53®3.50; fancy |4; Peaches, baskets. $1.25®! . 50 ;
Concord, Iris and Delaware grapes B®lsc. Califor
nia fruit*, per box— Pears \ [email protected] 60; peat hep,
temporarily out of market and , nominally $?,75&» •
$3: S^.sn&'J.Oij; Tokay grapes $3®3.23;
Muscat grapes $8.
New cider— Half barrels. iron bound, %i 50.
Fr sh Oysters— Selects 6 c; standards sue.
Wheat -No oall was had on the board of trade
yesterday. Bids o» Monday were as follows: No. 1
hard $126; No. 'i $1.83; r-o 3 $1.10; No. 4sl; re
jected 93c None offering.
Floor advanced 260; XXXX 65 [email protected]«.25; straights
$7.25; parents 5. Bye flour $ 26.
Ha ft* -B'4 50 bid.
Corn— No 2cish62cbid; October 63c; N0. 3 58c
bid ; 6)c a a ked. i Bales one car No. 3at 69c, aod one
car by samole at 580.
Corn Meal- 820-60 bid.
Oats— 2 mixed crsh, 45c bid: September 42c ;
No 8. mil ed 43c, No. 2. white 460; No. 4 do 4fc.
Scarce and wanted. - .. .- .
Ground Feed— s2l.so bid. Latest sales were at
Barley— No. 2 88c cid; No. 3 extra 750: No • 3 70.
Brewers Supplies— Malt $1 .26; old New York hops
[email protected]; do. Wisconsin 20o ; seedlings 28 :^30c.
Bye-No 2 90c bid.
• Flax Seed— sl 22 bid. - ; .
Baled Hay— $10.00 bid. .
* Potatoes 6o®6so ; held In store at 75c. Receipts
yesterday large but mostly taken for shipment.
Hweet Potatoes— Scarce and quotations nominal.
Muscatines $1.00; Jerseys $5,000.
Advanced and held at 17c.
Bolter— better demand and advanced with
choicer grades scarce. Well known fine brands of
dairy and creamery are held at [email protected], and selec
tions sell at 22&2* c. Medium to good, 14316 c.
Shipping 10®12o. Grease, B^loc.
: Cheese— State factory held at 12?tlBc. ■■■■
Meats— Pork [email protected] Hams 16V4c; shoul
derp, B%c: breaifast bacon 13c; spiced roll 13c;
clear sides < 4c. Lard, tierces, 12* c : kegs 13o ; pails
Ho. Mess beef $10.00. Dried beef 14&14<4c.
Dressed pork 7c; beef sides C^c; mutton 9310 c;
Jamb lie. veal 9c. , *
Poultry— Spring chickens BC©SSo per pair. Old
chickens 40©450 per pair. • _
Ginseng— buyers are paying [email protected] per
Senega Snake Boot— Buyers offer [email protected]
Wool- Unwashed 1 8 wa»hed 30®82c
Hides— Firm, with advancing tendency. Green
74 o per pound; green salted 85£o; dry silted lie;
dry flint He; green calf 12Ke; green kip, 9c; No. 2
stock two-thirds. Pelts 30c per pound for estimated
Tailow— Advanced . No. 1 6c ; No. 2 50.
New York Markets.
New York, Sept. 20.— Money 4*36 per
cent. Prime mercantile paper [email protected] per cent.
Bar silver $1.12. Sterling exchange, bankers'
bills steady at $4.81, Sight exchange on New
York, $4.84^.
Governments quiet and firm and % per cent,
higher for extended 5s and coupon 4>{s
and 4s. '
State securities dull.
Bonds— Railroad bonds active.
The stock market opened quiet and strong,
notwithstanding the fact that the president's
death cast a gloom over the whole of Wall
street, and at this hour prices are [email protected]}4 per
cent, higher, than closing yesterday. The
entire list participated in the advance, the
trunk lines, Granger and coal shares, Western
Union, Denver & Rio Grande and Pacific stocks
leading the rise. The governing committee of
the stock exchange decided to close tocny at
12 m., out of respect to the president's mem
ory. The mining, produce and other exchanges
are closed. .
Stocks continued to move upward until
near noon, the improvement from last night
ranging J£@2>£ per cent., Delaware, Lacka
wanna & Western, Chicago, Columbus A Indi
ana Central, Denver & Rio Grande, Western
Union, Erie, Louisville & Nashville and Texas
& Pacific leading the advance. Some shares
recorded a fractional reaction, but the market
was generally firm. Board adjourned.
Explanation of District Attorney Corkhill
Upon the Grand Jury Kerns*.
Washington, Sept. 19.— The criticism on
District Attorney Corkhill for giving the
grand jury a recess, instead of promptly taking
up the star route cases, has brought out a
defensp, which it U understood is from Cork
hill himself. In this defense it is stated "that
when the present erand jury adjourned
last summer, it was well undrstood by
officers of the court and the foreman
of the erand jury, that the regular term
would not commence till the first of October,
and tbe district attorney informed the foreman
there would be no trouble, unless some un
usual emergency should arise, in his being
excused the last two weeks in September. Iv
consequence no witnesses were summoned
and only one case was presented. It is
al.*o proper to state that District
Attorney Corkhiil was informed by the at
torney general before he left for Long Branch
he would be notified in ample titoe when the
special cases would be ready for presentation
to the grand jury and proceed with his regular
ofllcial duties without any ref
erence to him." There was an impression
in the public mind when the grand jury was
dismissed last summer tint tiie star route
cases were to be taken up in September. This
impression "*as created by the remarks of
Cul. Cook and others connected with the star
route not then informed of the
understanding the grand jury would not enter
on its work until October. It wa« because of
the statements of Cook and others of the
prosecution that the star route cases would
be ready in Septemper, that so much has been
said in the way of criticism for the recent
dismissal of the grand jury. It is now said
that unless Gniteau's trial intervenes, the star
route cases will be taken up next month.
Two F. F. V. S. Get Their Blood Up Over
Politics and a Duel Follows -A Member
of the Famous Wise Family, One of the
Combatants, Said to be Wounded.
Richmond, Va., Sept. 19.— Hostillities be
tween Gen. Peyton Wise and United States
District Attorney Lewis, have been impending
for the last twenty-four hours. The bad
fetline between these gentlemen grew out of
the abusive reference made by Lewis to repre
sentations made by Geo. A. Wise, brother of
Gen. Wise, iv a political speech Thursday
night. Gen. Wise resented the offense ami
yefterday published a communication in the
Dispatch of this city, in which he de
nounced Lewis in the most severe language.
The result was that Lewiß is understood to
have promptly challenged West. The hostile
communication is said to have been delivered
yesterday morning. The demand for satisfac
tion was promptly accepted, and it is under
stood that at an early hour I his morning West
and Lewis took a private conveyance and drove
to some railway station, taking a team for the
field. Both gentlemen are men of courage,
and unless ariested a meeting has no doubt
already occurred between them.
A telegram from Warrenton Junction, on
the Virginia Midland railway, informs the
chicr of police that Gen. Wise got off the
train at that place at an early hour this morn
ing and wus met by Gen. W. H. Payne, of
Warrenton. No arrest* have yet been report
ed One report states a meeting has taken
place, and that Gen. Wbe was wounded. An
other says they met near Quantico, on the
Potomac, and Gen. Wise was shot in the right
thigh and left breast.
Minneapolis Markets
Minneapolis, Sept. 20.— Wheat, No. 1,
*1 24- No 2 1.21; No. 8, 1:11; hard northern
whett.^L.^ Street prices, N°. 1, *I.*<;
No • 2, • 1-24; ?*0.;8, . 1.14. Corn,
fisiaGOc No : . 2. ■ OaU, .40<343c. Flour,
mint *7 [email protected] 25;- bakers', [email protected]; low
aides' 37&:25. 'V Bran, [email protected]
& meal, = bolted, $25.00; coarse, 28.00.
Ground feed, : 23.00. Butter, firmer for
hich erades; [email protected], according to quality.
Cheese, full cream, [email protected] Lumber mar.
ket unchanged. Egg», ■ I*®"* Hide?,
green, 7®Scf Apples *2 [email protected] 50; crabapplee,
*3 00(32.50. -• • Cranberries, $6 [email protected] 00 a
barrel?": Lemons, $10.00® 10.50. Orange?,
$8 [email protected] Peaches, [email protected] per basket.
Potatoes, [email protected] per bushel. .
The Janesville Argus says the hay crop
is greatly damaged by the wet weather f
The Janesville Argua says the grain
stacks have been very much damaged by
t he late rains.

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