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VOL. XIII.—NO. 18. BUSINESS CARDS. WII. MERRICK, LA WYE it. Richards' Block, Austin, Minnesota. 40-ly JSCIIWAN, MANUFACTURER and DEALER IN BOOTS and SHOES. Main street, Austin, Minnesota. 40-ly C1 C. KINSMAN, J. A TTORNEY AT LA H\ Keal Estate, Insurance and Loan Broker, Main street, Austin, Minnesota. 40-ly M. HOWE, w. Kegisterof Deeds of Mower county, Austin, Minn. Will examine titles, pay taxes for non residents, &c. junSO O" RMANZO ALLEN, ATTORNEY AT LA l»r, and Keal Estate Agent. Collections made and Taxes paid. Otticoin Basford's Block, Austin, Minnesota. j!)-tf w. L. HOLLISTER, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, corner of Main and V\ inona Streets, Austin, Minn. No cards, un20 N. WHEAT, M.dT7 Honicepathic Physician and Surgeon. Office and residence cornerSt. Paul and Mill streets Austin, Miini. junSO GliEENMAN, A TTORNE AT LA W. Will practice in the courts of record, and the Courts. Office in Schleuder's Block Mam street, Austin, Minnesota. 40-ly J^AFAYETTE FRENCH, Attorney at Law, Austin, Minn. Collections and other business attended to carefully and romp fly. Agent of the -Etna and other Fire Insurance Co's. Office in Bank Block. jun20 •jQ KJOHNSON, Jr., Attorney at Law, Austin, Minn. Practices in all the Courts of the State. Prompt attention given to Collecting. Office over the Mower County Bank. junSO A1LWAYII0USE~ XV SHER WIN ,t- FRENCH, Props. Kates—J2.00 per day. Good Sample Rooms 'ip Town. Guests carried to and from the •ty, free of charge. Austin, Minn. BLACKSMITH SHOP. W. W. PATTERSON has bought out \V p, tools and stock of J. Rcinsmith, and _-»f II kmds of work in his line on shortest ji ov low prices for Cash. Shop corner L, St. Paul streets, Austin, Minn. the ah-™-. ADAMS, does al PLASTERER, PRICK-MASON, A u»tin, Minn. Vatronagesolicited. Work done promptly and satisfactorily. Orders may be left at G. A. Hume's hardware store, 3-ly JOHN KENT, From his new Grocery Store at RAMSEY, sup plies the surrounding community with every thing needed in his liue of trade. Goods first class. Prices low. Give me a call. G. M. CAMERON. E. B. CRANE CAMERON &' CRANE, A TTORNE YS AT LAW, An Real Estate Agents. Collections mado and taxes paid. Office, north side Public Square, in brick building, Austin, Minn. 40-ly J• A. BATES, .Vitn iifitrturer oad Dealer in LIGHT AND HFJAYY CARRIAGES. Makes these goods to order in a tip-top satis factory manner. Dexter and side-bar buggies a specialty. Factory, north-east comer Pub lic Suuare, Austin. Minnesota. 40-1 ULLOCk & PIERCE, Ji FRS a ud 'IIAIR DRESSERS. under Mower County Bank, Main Austin, Winn. Satisfaction guaranteed no pay. All branches of the business con ducted in the nvsSst approved stvle. i3T~Baths —plunge or shower, hot or cold—attached. JJ A.AVERY, AUSTIN, JJIN.V. ov"" Dorr SC store. ^RCWNSDALE. ). C. AVYSOIi, hysicinn and Surgeon. Browns *mi. Office with Weiser & Shortt, .-tore of A. L. SWper & Son. 2My BltlTTS, MD PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, BROWNSDALE, MINN. Moneer Practitioner of the place. Has sive practice and large experienco EISER & SHORTT, al Estate and Collection Agents, Conveyan cers and Notaries Public, Brownsdale, Minn. 1 inproved and wild lands for sale in Mower and Dodge counties. Titles examined and taxes paid for non residents. jun30 CLOTHING. O I N AND GOODS FOU Men's,Youth's, Boys AND CHILDREN'S WEAR. In tine, medium and low-priced fabrics. I offer the largest stock of the best READY-MADE CLOTHING EVER EXHILITliD IN THIS CITY, Adapted to all purposes, and at lowest Cash prices. My goods are BETTER MADE, CUT, TRIMMED, AND FINISHED Than are to be found elsewhere. This I Guar antee. ALSO, A FINE LINE OF GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, IIATS AND CAPS, TRUNKS AND VALISES soliei'ted00*'011 stock is respectfully R.DUNKLEMANN, The Clothier. Store, corner Main and Bridge streets, oppo site First National Bank, Austin, Minn. 40-ly DRUGS, AC. ORR & WOLD, PRESCRIPTION I S S And dealers in STATIONERY, BOOKS. &C. junSO AUSTIN, MINN. ENCYCLOPEDIA •50 to a Month. HOW TO BES,«n'fK.'„fs.t YOUR OWN BefnngtasL W£^k\v(Idee! A ureal success. One &irenft LAWYER e?Ld 'mM* oue townfia! other 152 in 36 days, an other 75 in 13 days. 8area ten times its cost, and everybody wants it* Send for-circulars and termi. Also General Aganta Wanted. Address ?. W. ZIfiGLBit CO., 1,000Arob St.,PMl'a,Pfc S-.'OIYVJJL 'F-' va JEWELRY. Don't You Forget It" G-. Sdileiadex* IS AUSTIN'S PIONEER DEALER IN WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SILVER-PLATED WARE, ETC S®~CaU on him, and look over his elegant stock. Main street. SADDLERY. AISER & GUINEY, AUSTIN, MINN. Manufacturers nd Dealers in HARNESS. SADDLES, HORSE COLLARS, TRUNKS & WHIPS &c., &c., he., &c REPAIRING nearly aud cheaply done. All work warranted. 60 SOUTH 60 WEST 60 EAST GO NORTH VIA THE CHICAGO NORTH-WESTERN RAIL "W A. Y. 2,380 MILES OF ROAD! SOUTH FOR INDIANAPOLIS, LOUISVILLE, CINCINNATI, NEW ORLEANS, JACKSONVILLE. ST. LOUIS, And all Points SOUTH. WEST FOR CEDAR RAPIDS, OMAHA. DES MOINES, COLUMBUS MARSHALLTOWN, DENVER, SIOUX CITY, LEADVILLE YANKTON, BLACKHills COUNCIL'BLUFFS, SALT LAKE? SAN FRANCISCO, And all points in COLORADO, CALIFORNIA, the TERRITORIES, and THE WEST. EAST FOR NEW YORK, CLEVELAND, WASHINGTON, BUFFALO MONTREAL, PITTSBURGH, TORONTO, PHILADELPHIA, NEW ENGLAND, DETROIT, AND CANADAS, NORTH AND NORTHWEST FOR GREEN BAY, FARGO, OSHKOSH, BISMARCK, FONDDU LAC, MANITOBA, ST. PAUL, WINONA, MINNEAP6US, LA CROSSE, OWATONNA, And all points In Minnesota, Dakota, Wisconsin and The Northwest, the North-Western is tho DIRECT ROUTS. Pullman Hotel antf Sleeping Gars ON ITS Council Bluffs and California Line. PULLMAN SLEEPING OARS ON AT.T. NIGHT TRAINS. PALACE PARLOR CHAIR CAR8 BETWEEN CHICAGO and MILWAUKEE. FIRST-CLASS MEALS Ouly Fifty Cents at Its Eating Stations. Sure and Close Connections at Chicago with all Roads, and at Junction Pointa with all Roads that Cross its Lines. All Ticket Agents can sell you through Tickets and Check Baegraire by this Line. For information, foldero, map?, eto., not obtaina bleat Home Tickot Office, address any agent of the Company, or MARVIN HUGHITT, W. H. STENNETT, Genl Manager, Qenl Paaa. Agent. CHICAGO. ILL. EC 33 CHICAGO, MLWAUKIMStPAlll la the Tery Beat Line Between Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Minneapolis. And All Points in Wisconsin, Northern Iowa, Minnesota Dakota, Manitoba, and the Black Hills, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, New England, tho Canadas, and all Eastern & Southern Points. O E S —AND— A I A I N S BETWEEN CHICAGO Am ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS. The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Pant Railway la tho only Northwestern Lino Connecting In Same Depot in Chicago with any of the great Eastern and 8onthcrn Railways, and is the most conveniently located with refercnco to reaching any Depot, Hotel or place of buBinenii in that city. Through Tickets and Through Baggage-Checks to all principal cities. Steel-rul Track, thoroughly ballasted, free from dost. WcBtingUoiisc improved Automatic Air Brake, Miller's Safety Platform and Couplings on all Paa tenger Cars. The. Finest Day Coaches and Palace Sleeping Cars. This Road connects more Boaineai Centres, Health •nd Pleasure Iieaorta, and passes .through a finer couutry, with grander scenery, than any other North western Line. A. V. H. CABPSZWSR, Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent, 8.8.VEBBILL, W. C. TAN HORNE, General Manager. Aa&'t aaa*l Manager. CMEi BLACKING. A MOtlnueus Flow of Water does not Wet or Dim WOLFF'S A E BLACKING. Self •Polishing Leather Preservative. NO FAMILY SHOULD BE WITHOUT IT. AtKrYOUH DEALER- 'FOR IT. --t v'- NEWS IN BRIEF. The Obelisk Is Here* On the 20th inst., the steamer Dessouk with the Egyptian obelisk on board arrived in New York ai'ltor. Killed by Lifflitiling* Mr. Edwin Calvor and a sou of 17, living five miles from Odebolt, Sac county, Iowa, were killed by lightning, on the 18th inst. Fatal Fall. David McGruer fell from tlio fourth story of the Jackson block, Memphis, on the 20th inst., and was instantly killed. Deceased was a native of Scotland. Hung. George Bennett, alias Dickson, convicted of the murder of the late George Brown, was hanged in tho jail yard at Montreal, Canada, on the 23d inst. The Americans Defeated. The American rifle team suffered defeat at the hands.of the English team in the match at Wimbledon, on the 24th inst. Total score: English, 1G17 Americans, 1568. Powder Explosions. One of the Miami Powder Company's mills, located about six miles from Xenia, Ohio, blew np on the 23d inst. William Wallace, an em ploye, was killed. At the artillery works at Koosik, South .Rus sia, an explosion of powder killed eighteen and and wouuded twelve people. Unpleasant Display of Fireworks. During the reception to the Cornell crew, at Ithaca, N. Y., on the 19th inst., a sky rocket was discharged into a stage loaded with fireworks. A terrible explosion followed. Two men, leap ing from the burning vehicle, were Keriously hurt. H. F. Hibbard of the Saviugs bank, broke his leg. F. 31. Kover telegraph operator, was internally injured. A Heavy Failure. A meeting of creditors of Robert Boalt & Son, of Halifax, West India merchants, lately failed, was held on the 20th inst. Statements re mitted showed the liabilities of tho Arm to be $24-1,000 assets 8195,000. liobert Boak is securcd to the amount of $123,000. The prob ability is the unsecured creditors will not realize from the estate five cents on the dollar. The business lms been losing year after year for four years. Fatal Boiler Explosions. Near 3Iolesto, Cal., on the 23d inst., a thresh ing engine blew up, killing the iirenian, J. S. Dooley, and injuring eight others', one probably fatally. The boiler of a steam saw mill near Barns ville, Charlotte county, Va., exploded with terrific force, on the 19th inst., killing a colored man, fatally wounding an employe named Bryant, aud severely scalding and wounding five others. The Storm Kins Heavy rains have prevailed throughout tho northeastern portion of New Mexico. The streams are Hooded and have done great dam age to the New Mexico and Southern Pacific Railroad track. All the bridges between Lo.i Vegas aud Trinidad have been washed out. Tho rain will greatly benefit the crops. A violent storm swept over Monroe county. Michigan, on tho 19th instant, inflicting great damage to the vineyards in that section. Fields of oats and corn were laid waste and fruit trees stripped. Hail fell to the depth of seven inches at Franklin, Ont., on the same day. A IKystery. Workingmen excavating near the rialway depot at East St. Louis, came upon a long box which contained the decomposed remains of a man, whose right aim had been broken, whose throat had been cnt, and on Another Formal Acceptance. General Neal Dow has written a letter accept ing the nomination for the presidencv by the National Prohibition party. After comment ing at some length on the evils of the liquor trallic and the respectability of the pro hibitory movement he concludes: "I consider the object of the prohibitionists of this country to be of supreme importance te the interests of the nation and the people. Aside from its Learing upon the moral and religious welfare of the people, I consider the suppression of the liquor trafnc to bo an object of far more poli tical importance than any other now claiming the attention of the country." Bold Robbery. A bold robbery was committed at the private bank of Fisher, Preston & Co., Detroit, Mich., on the afternoon of the 22d inst. While the clerk, Fred D. Gifford, was alone, a stranger appeared at the opening of tho wire screen in the counter and expressed a desire to buy some government bonds. As Giffotd was about to reply, the stranger suddenly reached through the aperture and struck Gifford on the temple with a slung shot. The blow felled him to the floor aud temporarily rendered him insensible. When ho recovered it was ascertained that be tween 84,000 and $5,000 in currency, lying on the top of the counter, had disappeared. Railway Accidents. A misplaced switch causcd tbe wreck of a freight train on the Connecticut Valley road on the 20th instant. Conductor Bawn was killed and Engineer Flank Stillman and Fireman Wm. Stanton severely injured. An excursion train from Toledo to Indianap olis, leaving Toledo at 9 p. M., on the 18th inst., via. the Wabash railway, jumped tho track near Knox Siding, Ohio, at 12:30, on tlia morning of the 19th inst. Five coaches were thrown from the track. One passenger, Edward Stuart, of' Noblcsville, Ind., was killed and nine other pas sengers injured. Cause of the accident sup posed to be a broken rail caused ly. the engine of some train. Vlie Census. Superintendent of the census Gen. Walker estimates that the census just taken will allow a population in the United States of forty-eight millions. Of the largest cities Chicago has made the largest gain since 1870, showing an increase of about 61 per cent. San Francisco second, with a gain of 50 per cent. New Or leans gains only 8 per cent. The only southern cities which show material gains are Charleston, Atlanta, Galveston, Nashville, Houston, Texas St. Joseph, Mo., and a few others. Tho west gains very materially. Kansas City gains 77 per cent., Eacine, Wis., 84 per cent., Denver, 614 per cent., Minneapolis 244 per cent., St. Paul 104 per cent. Another Steamboat Collision. A terrible accident occurred about 10 o'clock on the evening of the 22d inst., on the Detroit river some nine miles below the city. The ex cursion steamer Garland with a large party on board uuder the auspices of the Dc troit Holders' Union while going down the river collided with the steam yacht Mamie, coming up, cutting her in two, so that she almost in stantly sank. The latter had 24 persons on board, consisting mainly of Father Bleyenfourgh, pastor of the Trinity Jloman Catholic Church, of Detroit, and a number of acolytes—boys officiating in various capacities in the service of the church. They had been on their annual excursion to Monroe and were retnrning home. Of the once merry party only eight -were saved, the balance going down to wattery graves. The night was bright and mooulit. An investi- fationfor will be made to determine who is to ame the terrible calamity. Earthquake Shocks. The total loss of life by the earthquakes at Manila is estimated at 320, including 200 China men. EJmoet every family is homeless. An official dispatch dated at Manila, island of Luzon, July 21, sayB there was another shock of earthquake at that place which lasted 55 sec onds. Not a single cdifice was spared. The convent of Gudalonpe, which lasted three cen turies, was destroyed. Nobody killed. The inhabitants are encamped outside tjie town. A decided shake was experienced at Ottawa, Canada, on tho 22dipst., accompanied by a load rumbling noise. Melford, Contocook and Manchester, S. H., experienced shocks of considerable violence on the 20th inst. Dishes and pictures were shaken down in many places. An official telegram received at Madrid states that an earthquake near Manilla destroyed sev eral government buildings and other houses. Some natives were killed. -. '. Work of the Flame* Th® new steamer- H, T. Dexter, en route from PittBbui-g to Evanaville, caught fire when near JefferawivilUv Ind.. on the 25th inst, and J1? wa*er Eurned whose head there were several wounds. Over a year ago Judge Mayo, a banker at Olney, III., disappeared at this depot, and it has always been thought that he was enticed from a night train on some pretext, and murdered for his money. As the body discovered by the laborers is believed to be that of Judge Mayo, his friends have been notified. edge. -She was valued at $20,000 and insured'Yor $15,000. The college and Methodist church at Harri son, £oone county. Ark., were destroyed Cbfitn incendiary fire on the night of the am inst. AUSTIN, MOWER COUNTY, MINN., JULY Fattman's furniture factory and Raddit's & Kraiser's box factory, were destroyed bv fixe at St Louis, on the 23d inst. Loss about $15,000. A dispatch from Oroville says the business ortion of Gibsonville, Sierra county, Cal, on the 22d inst. Loss over $50,000. At Newark, N. J., the old Walsh factory part ly burned on tho 22d inst. Loss $30,000 in sured. A special from Troupe, Texas, says fire de stroyed the whole north side of the town, on the 22d inst. Los3 $25,000 insurance $8,000. In cendiary. Kelcher's livery stable was burned at Washing ton, D. C., on the 22d inst. It was at this burn that J. Wilkes Booth secured a horse to escape from Washington after assassinating President Lincoln. Cooper Bros.'grist mill at West Jordan, Utah, was consumed by fire on the 17th inst. Loss $12,000 insurance $6,000. The village of Bemus, in Engadinc, Switzer land, has been burned. Ninety-eight houses have been destroyed. The city hotel at Flint, Michigan, kept by Allan Payne, and owned by Mrs. J. McDonald, burned on tho night of the 18th instant, involv ing a loss of from $70,000 to $100,000 insured for $5,000. Some of the boarders barely escap ed with their lives by way of the second and third story windows. The upper three stories of the front pail of the large building on First avenue, between Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth streets, New York city, owned by Herman Coehler, the wealthy brewer, were burned on the night of the 19th instant, involving a loss of $800,000. Suicidal. II. P. Comegys, a stenographer employed in the Atchison, Topcka & Santa Fe railroad office at Topcka, committed' suicide on the 24th inst., taking chloroform. Frederick Schaefor, a wealthy lager beer brewer, of Staten Island, died on the 20th inst, from the effects of self-inflicted pistol wounds received ten days previous. Paiis, France, was shocked on the 22d instant, by the announcement of the suicide of an Am erican lady well known in Paris and London circles. Mrs. Annie Wetmorc, of New York, took her own life by poisoning herself at the residence of Lady Albert Pclham Clinton, in liue Billault. The deceased was a very hand some woman, about 35 years of age. Up to a short time since she was said to have been af lianced to the Marquis of Anglessey, to whom she became engaged soon after her divorce from her husband. In June last Anglessey met and married Sirs. Wedehouse, nee Miss Minnie King, of Georgia. Mrs. Wetmorc was dread fully depressed on hearing of the marriage, and at last in despair put an end to her life. The sad occurrencc created a great sensation in the American colony. Lost at Sea. The steamer Newborn arrived at San Fran cisco, Cal.. on the 23d instant, from Mazatlan, having on board the mate and a portion of the crew of the ship Matilda, from Esquimault to Callao, with lumber, abandoned at sea Juae 24. Captain Jones, wife" and a portion of the crew took one boat, the mate ana the remainder of the ship's company the other and steered for Clarion island, 360 miles distant, which they reached July 22d, but finding no water there, made for Socarro island, distant 216 miles. Dur ing a cyclone the boats parted company, since which nothing has hgen heard of the captain's boat. Those in the ma'te's boat were compelled to throw overboard provisions, water, clothing, etc., during the storm, and passing Socarro island, after great suffering, reached Mazatlan July 16. Thirty-two grain vessels which sailed from the ports of New York, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Portland and New Orleans in the year ending July, 1880, were never heard from again. Oue million four hundred thousand bushels of wheat and 250 lives were lost in these vessels. Drowned. Joseph Watson, aged 10 years, and a man named Scruggs, were drowned at Denver, Col., I on the 25th inst, by the capsizing of a boat Advices from Winnepeg state that while Mike Carrol, an escaped prisoner, was being con veyed across t-lie Bed river by Constable Powers, he upset the boat and both were drowned. A dispatch from Carlisle, Pa., states that a terrific rain storm occurred at that point on the night of the 19th inst, flooding many bouses, the water coursing down the roads at a depth of four feet. Crops were badly damaged and many cattle killed uy lightning. In Ncscopeck township, Lucerne county, Pa., a brick church was demolished, two barns blown down, crops destroyed, roads blockaded, and railroads trains delayed for hours. The wife of Lieut. W. E. Smith, of the United States army, Bessie Forshaw, aged 12, of Ger mantown, and Helen Deacon, another child, were drowned while bathing, at Atlantic City, N. J., on the 19th inst, By the upsetting of a boat in the rapids of -the Black river, near Montreal, on the 18th inst., Elliott Bryson, aged 22, Benj. Bryson, aged 25, aud a sister aged 6 years, were drowned. Mortuary. Charles Barlow, of R. G. Dun &-Co.'s mer cantile agency, died suddenly at ttis summer residence, Long Branch, on the 25tli inst. Capt. Jame.i D. Hamilton, one of the oldest river pilots, died at Loisuville, Ity., on the 21st inst., aged 77 years. Hickney, secretary of the Ute commission, died of typhoid fever at Los Pinos, Col., on the 21st inst., after an illness of a few days. Count Louis Francois de Pourtales, keeper of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, at Bever ly, Mass., died on the 19th instant. He was a pupil and fellow-worker of Prof. Agassiz. James Brown, general western passenger agent of the New York Central railroad, died at Chicago on the 20th instant, after a lingering illness. E. C. Fellows, assistant general superinten dent Central Pacific railroad, died at San Fran cisco, Cal., on the 20th instant. The Hon. Jacob Brinkerhoff, author of the original draft of the Wilmot Proviso, and from 1856 to 1871 judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio, died on the 19th instant, at Mansfield, in that state. The carl of Kintore, one of the three Scottish Libera] peers, died on the 19th instant. Hon. Lucien Barbour, a prominent attorney and ex-member of congress, died at Indianap olis, Ind., on tho 19th inst. An Awful Calamity. At half-past five o'clock on the morning of the 21st inst., the caisson leading to the entrance of the Hudson river tunnel, constructed at Six teenth street, Jersey City, caved in, carrying with it an immense quantity of earth and allow ing the tunnel to completely fill with water. Twenty-three men lost their lives, while eight liad an almost miraculous escape. The night gang 'of 30 men, including Assistant Superin tendent Edwards and two firemen entered the shaft iit midnight, the hours of work for this gang being from 12 to 8. The depth of tho shaft is 65 feet, and while most of the men were employed at the bottom of the shaft, about one-third of the gang was engaged on the brick wall of the arch, 25 feet higher. It was the latter squad, all brick layers, that escaped, except two. The main arch of tho tunnel runB out from the shaft a distance of about thirty feet, when it opens into two distinct arches that arc to form the tunnel. Through some negli gence of the men it is supposed the air lock was not properly adjusted. When the process of shifting commenced the brick wall connecting the two arches gave way and the water rushed into the cave. The superintendent thinks tho compressed air in the tunnel, which was calcu lated to aid in supporting the.roof, must have escaped through the shift. He put a gang of 100 men to work who will make anew pas sage to the tunnel, but they were not expected to accomplish the task in less than three d&yB. ForeignWorNoteh In the recent encounter between the Alban ians and Montenegrins near Cernaniz, the for mer were badly beaten losing thirty-two men. It is stated that the Greek government will soon call out tho army reserves. Such a step would have been taken before had not the Powers requested Greece to wait Turkey's an swer tc the collective note. Should trouble arise between Austria and Russia in reference to Turkish affairs, the prin cipality of Roumania would certainly take Bides with the latter power. Russian agents have been ominously busy in the province for some time. Abdur Rahman Kahnwjts formally recognized as ameer of Afghanistan,, on the 23a inst. Many leaders of Yakoob Kahn's party have joined him. He has released the merchandise seized in Turkistan and the British army is to be withdrawn in three weeks. Extensive preparations are making in case of war with Greece. Troops, artillery and ammu nition are being sent to Salonia, Vlo and Prevesa. Orders have been telegraphed to the provinces that recruits shall be collected and forwarded to the several depots with all availa ble speed. Albanians are being encouraged to prepare' for resistance and are bein'g supplied with arms and ammunition. The Albanian league has resolved to employ 750,000 piasters of its revenue for the fortification of Met-zova, 125,000 for the fortification of.Prevesa, and 80, 000 piasters for the fortification of Alia. 'v Fonl'Deedft. Mrs. Nied6i-piiri), reBidfiig in the town of Spmers, Kenoaha comity, wis., Was brutally murdered by a tiMnp, on Ute m8t. £eV skull was fractured, evidently by a blow with a chair. On the afternoon of the 25th inst., at Kokomo, Col., Charles Morton shot and killed Policeman O'Neil, who attempted to arrest him for drunk enness. Fred. Welcom was arrested on tho 24th for the murder of John F. Turner in Echo Canon, Utah, July 12th. Welcom confessed and gave the name of an accomplice. The murder was for theft) and extremely brutal. W. R» Lance shot and instantly killed Wm. Carnes, his neighbor, near Yanalstyne, Texas, on the 25th inst Both farmers. Abraham Martin attacked bis wife with an ax at Aberville, S. C., on the 24th inst, and in flicted wounds from which she cannot recover. Mrs. Martin, who was tho mother of fourteen children, had remonstrated with her husband for living with a woman named Greenweed, but her remonstrance being of no avail she was about to leave him. He insisted that she should not, and becoming enraged during the wordy war which followed, ho committed the horrible crime. An unnsual homicide occurred at Cincinnati, O., on the 25th inst. Paul Smith (colored) ^quarreled with John King, an Irish laborer, when the former threw his antagonist and seiz ing his throat actually choked lnm to death. James Wood, aged 00, engineer of the sta tionary engine for the Lehigh Coal and Naviga tion company, was murdered on tlio night of the 21st inst., at Bull Run, between Tamaqua and Summit Hill, Pa., by masked men. John Houston (colored) an ex-convict, was lynched in Bedford county, Ky., on the night of the 21st inst., for having attempted to rape a six-year-old daughter of Jason Cannon, Jr., on tbe afternoon previous. Char es Simmons, a refugee from justice, went to his home in Tecnmseh, Mich., on the night of the21st inst, and failing in an attempt to pie vent his wife from suing for a divorce, beat her with a wooden chair, inflicting probably fatal in juries. Simmons escaped. At Memphis, Tenn., on the night of the 21st inst, Annie Hardy, a colored gin 15 years old, was found by her parents on returning from church with her jaw Droken and several wounds on her throat, neck and breast, as if inflicted by a pick axe. The girl had been sick for several days. She died next morning from tbe effects of the wounds. No clue to the perpetrator of the bloody act Mi's. Mary Roddy, died at Cincinnati, O.. on the 21st inst, under circumstances indicating that poison was administered by herself or some one else. Policeman Darley, killed a drunken roust about named John Schocking, who resisted arrest at Louisville, Ky., on the 22d inst A discharged laborer shot and dangerously wounded T. A. Thillips, railroad superintendent at Galion, O., on tho 21st inst. A convict named Vondorheid, belonging to Lousville, Ky., escaped from the penitentiary at Frankfort, Ky., on the 20th instant, and after stealing a suit of citizen's clothes from a resi dence, lie meta colored girl in afield whom ho outraged and murdered. After killing the child he threw her body into a ravine and covered it with stones. Yonderheid was captured in the vicinity. At Auburn, N. Y., on the 21st instant, Patrick Swayne confessed that he and Horace Exner murdered Henry Page at Montezuma eight years ago. Remorse led to a confession. Both were arrested. On the night of the 19th instant, at Wilming ton, N. C., Stephen Richardson (colored) killed his mother-in-law named Phinney and probably fatally injured his wife and father-in-law. Justus Hoffman, a German shoemaker, of Pittsburg, Pa., shot and killed his wife and baby, on the 19th inst He had been drinking hard all day. A Mrs. Frye, of Keokuk, insane and locked np with her baby in the jail at Fort Madison, Iowa, for safe keeping, killed the child by hang ing it to the bed. The marshal of Bucyrus, O., knocked a man, whom he had arrested, on the head and placed him in a cell. The next morning the prisoner was dead. Cash Davidson killedlAlox. Taylor, a colored boy, near LouisviTe, Ky., on the 19th inst The murder was unprovoked. Davidson had a quarrel with another negro and rush id home for bis weapon. Returning, he failed to find his intended victim, and in his rage shot Taylor, an innocent boy who was on an errand for his mother... A body of armed men waylaid a coach in which was Gen. SkobelefT's mother, half way between Constantinople and Tcliirpan on tho 17th inst., and billed Madame Skobeleff. A servant was dangerously wounded. Consider able money was stolen. A Russian captain, con cerned in the outrage, was arrested but fatally shot himself. THE MARKETS. THECHANDUEH BKOTVN Reported by 29, 1880. CO., Commis sion Merchants, Milwaukee and Chicago. New York. NEW YOKK, July 24—3:00 P. M.—Flour— Firm and quiet receipts 12,745 bbls round hoop Ohio at $email@example.com choice do at §firstname.lastname@example.org superfine western at $email@example.com common to good extra do at $firstname.lastname@example.org choice do at $1.70 @7.00 choige white wheat do at $email@example.com. Wheat—White about j^'c lower red cash and seller July lower others quiet sales 8,000 bus No. 2 red cash at $1.09£ 120,000 bus do seller July at $firstname.lastname@example.org% 24,000 bus do seller August at $1.08^ 8,000 bus do seller September $1.08j^. Corn—Shade easier, mixed western spot at 45@48c do future at 47%@49c. Oats—Dull western at 35@42c. Beef—Dull and unchanged new plain mess at ©9.50 new extra do at $10.00. Pork—Strong new mess at $14.50. Laid—Firm and quiet steam rendered at $7.30. Butter—Quiet and firm fair inquiry Ohio at 14@25c. Cheese— Quiet at 7@10)^c for poor to choice. Sugar— Unchanged demand moderate. Molasses— Steady and quiet Petroleum—Dull and un changed. Rice—Good demand and firm. Coffee —Qiuet and steady. Freights—Firm, Spirits of Turpentine—Very firm ai 28}£@29c. Resin— Steady at $email@example.comJ^. Tallow—Finn at 0%@ 6 7-16 for western. Eggs—Firm at 14£516c for fan- to choice. CihicaRO. CHICAGO, July 24—1:30 r. M.—Wheat— Heavy and lower 92c for cash 91%c for seller July 87%c for seller August 86o for seller Sep tember. Corn—Weak, heavy and lower at 35%c for cash 35c bid for seller "August and September. Oats—Weak and heavy at 25c for cash 25%c for seller August. Rye and Barley —Unchanged. Whisky—At $1.09. Pork Strong and higher at Il4.firstname.lastname@example.org for seller July $14.93 asked for seller August $14.85 for seller September. Lard—Strong at $6.95 for cash $6.97 for seller September. Hogs—Re ceipts 7,000 head active, strong and 10c higher light at $email@example.com mixed packing at $4.65@ 4.90 heavy packing and shipping at $4.90@ 5.10. Cattle—Receipts 1,500 nead firm ship ping at $firstname.lastname@example.org grass Texans at $2.50@ 3.50. Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE, July 24—3:00 p. M.—Flour— Quiet but steady choice spring at $email@example.com. Wheat—Unsettled and lower No. 1 cash at $1.01 No. 2 at 953^c No. 3 at 82c No. 2 seller August at 90£c No. 2 soller September at 86%c. Corn—Dull and lower at 36c .rejected at 85c. Oats—Dull at 25)£c white at 30^c. Barley Tame at 74c for cash seller September at 74^c. Rye—Quiet at.76£c seller August at 63c. Pork —Very strong at $14.90 for cash. Lard—At $6.95 for cash. Foreign. LONDON, July 24—12:30 P. M.—Liverpool wheat market opens firm floating cargoes,quiet on passage inactive. Arrivals off coast, for orders, corn, moderate and wheat large. Weather in England showery. LIVERPOOL, July 24—2:cf0 P. M.—Wheat—Finn and uncharged cargoes off coast, demand mod erate cargoes arrived, not much doing cargoes to arrive, dull weather unsettled. The Virginian Parson's Wig. [From the Boston Advertiser.] One hundred and twenty-five years ago this part of "the* state was a wilder ness, and its scattered inhabitants fought hand to hand with starvation and the in-' diaiis. A good story of those days is told of Faction OnmmingB. In the early times1peopie'When attack ed fled to the stockades. It was occa sionally necessary to make-sorties to the clearings for. provisions. In one of these excursions the parson, fat,ft portly, and wearing his big wig, formed a conspicu ous object, and was pursued by the in* diaiis. In dodging through the tuxder gro^th, h$lefti. his wig suspended" on a Bramble. Seeing it in hot pursuit the indian made a sudden beund and grasp ed it, taking it for the..,parson's head not-findibg Bis head there he^ frith arviolent gesture 'of -angry disa^point ment, threw it to the ground, exclaim ing, D—d lie!" and gave up the chase^ the paxson, in the-meantime, laying'bdn cettfed ijgjtfitt a fow lie I DEFECTIVE PAGE THE CAMPAIGN. Speech of Hon* Cat I Schurz. in Indianapolis. A Graphic Sketch of the History of the Democratic Party—The lfc publican Party antT Candidate* Carl Schurz, Secretary of the Interior, opened the campaign in Indiana by a speech, to an immense assemblage in the Wigwam, in Indianapolis, on the 20th inst. It was a calm, clear review of the political situation and the history of the two parties, and contained cogent rea sons why the government should not now be placed in the hands of the Demo cratic party. He began with a brief review of the work of the present administration, giv ing it the deserved credit of having per formed its work faithfully and efficiently, and in such manner as unquestionably to promote the best interests of the people. He then asked the question whether it is wise to make a change in the political character oi: the administration, and in answering it gave the following graphic and amusing sketch of the inconpistent and vascillating course of the Democratic party To sjjeak in all candor, it appears to me that the Democratic party labors under historic as well as constitutional difficulties. Since the downfall and disappearance of the slave power as a compact political interest, from which the Democratic party, more than twenty years ago, derived its morals, its logic, its political skill and statesmanship, that party has been floun dering about, out Of logical connection with the questions of the day never knowing the time of day, always waiting for something to turn up, and when something does turn up, spoiling ft lamely lagging the rear of the events and re ciuircments of the day always behind denounc ing as impossible things that were already ac-. coinpli.shea facts with a strange incapacity to understand the present and to measure the future, making itself the recipient and rallying point for all dangerous and obstructive tenden cies and elements, and thus committing blunder after blunder, which at the moment of then* birth it uniformly glorified in as great strokes of policy, from the secession movement in 1861 down to the nomination of General Hancock in 1880. Looking back to the year 1804, the fourth year of the civil war, when the southern con federacy was near the total exhaustion of its resources, we find tho Democratic party in na tional convention, solemnly declaring that the war was a failure, and must be abandoned. A few months afterward the triumph of our army was decided, and Confederacy collapsed, the restoration of our union was assured, and the Democracy was forced to acknowledge that the war had been a success. The Democracy had proclaimed its despair ol the republic just at the time when the triumph of the republic was ripe. It became evident to every one that had the Democratic policy been then adopted the war would have indeed become a failure and the union have gone to wreck and ruin. When slavery breathed its last and its aboli tion had become an evident logical necessity, requiting nothing more than the form of law, the Democratic party declared that the abolition of slavery would bo the ruin of the country and must by all means be averted. Who is there to deny now that the abolition of slavery was an absolute necessity, and has turned out a bless ing? The Democrats are compelled to admit it themselves. When as measures of settlement the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments were passed, the Democratic party declared them void and entitled to no respect, and almost im mediately afterward found itself compelled to admit that for the peace of the country and as a bas's for future development these constitu tional amendments had to be maintained. Coming down to more recent history when the Republicans in congress had passed the re sumption act in 1875, and the fruit of the res toration of specie payments was almost ripe to be plucked, the Democratic party in its national convention of 1876 though it a smart thing- to dcclare that the very act passed for bringing specie payments was an impediment in its way and must be repealed. And who is there to deny now that had the act been repealed, un der the pressure of all the inflation elements in the country, the confusion of our financial policy necessarily ensuing would hav^prolonged the evils of an irredeemable paper currency under which we were then suffering I need not accumulate further examples to show how incapablc the Democratic party proved itself to understand and appreciate not only the imme mcdiate requirements of the times Cut facts that had been virtually accomplished, and how its greatest efforts were directed to the end of ob structing things that had become inevitable, and which it afterward found itself compelled to admit as good. And now in this year of 1880, when the war issues are fairly behind us when by its concili atory spirit and its strict observance'of constitu tional principles the government has removed all the elements of discord between the two sec tions which was in its own power to remove when, aided by a wise and successful financial policy, general prosperity i3 again blessing the land, and when the people look above all things for enlightened practical statesmanship that well understands the question it has to deal with to foster and develop that prosperity now the Democratic party knows nothing better to do than to set aside all its statesmen of known and settled opinions, political experience and training, and to nominate for the presidency a major general of the regular army, a profes sional soldier, who has never been anything else but that, and who from the very nature and necessities of his profession has always stood aloof from the management of political ques tions. He then proceeded to show why Gen. Hancock, from his education and pursuit, is unfitted to'deal with the great ques tions Avhich the head of the government of §o great a nation as this^must con stantly meet, and why a political change in the administration would be attended with a wide disturbance of business and governmental interests. The Bepublicqn party, the party in possession of the government, he showed, on the other hand, while making mistakes nt times, and having within its ranks those who have been unsound on the great questions of currcncy and finance, had been in the main on the right side, and proved worthy of the confidence reposed in it. He then said: When in 1869 the Republican majority in con gress declared for the payment of the public debt principal and interest in coin, there'was the end once aud forever of the repudiation movement, open and disguised, in the Republi can party. When in 1875 the Republican ma jority in congress passed the resumption act, there was the end, once and forever, of the un redeemable paper money business in the Repub lican party. Those who remained repudiationists or fiat money men did not remain Republicans, at least not the leaders of tho party- They tried their hick for some time iuside of it then they left it and became independent Green backers, and finally most of tKem landed in the Democratic' party, as tho Democratic Green backers, who for a time became Independents, mostly went back there. General Weaver and his followers are still in the intermediate state, but will no doubt finally materialize tfs sound Democrats. But while the Democratic party has been at tracting such elements, the Republican party has been either converting them Dy sound prin ciples or ejecting them until they almost wnolly disappeared among its component parts. Thus it has become emphatically the protector of the national faith and the party of sound money. I have no doubt that the disagreements still ex isting upon financial subjects of minor import ance in the Republican party will be solved in the same way after mature discussion. It was not only a predominance of good sense and ft thoughtful desire to bo right and an endeavor to do that which was best for the general inter ests of the people, but it was also tho traditional feeling grown out of the loyal attitude^ of the Republican party during the civil war in sup port of the Union and the preservation of the republic—the feeling of solemn duty that all the obligations contracted for so sacred a pur pose must be and remain sacred and inviolaole. Therefore it was that the idea of repudiation never could obtain a permanent foothold among. Republicans, whatever the vacillations of indi vidual minds during a limited period-may have been. And the abhorrence of ^repudiation in our* discussions of the financial problem uspired the most powerful arguments that brought the Republican masses to a sound appreciation of the money question. And how magnificent! suits already achieved our prosperity! gn de 1 In this way the Republican party1 steadily 'progressing in an enlightened perception of the inciples of sound finftnce,.has becopae the ve ble sound money party of the country to Which as parties mn are, the solution of ,ftew financiftl |»*o|lemB can alon? b« do the effects of the re appear in the revival of It may be said that our financial policy has ity. Tr not whoUy originated that prosperity. True, but it has most powerfully aided it by giving us that confidence which is impossible without sta ble money values and a sound currency system. the refuge of all destructive elements threaten ing new uncertainty and confusion? Indeed, not only in the traditions and good sense of the Republican party do you find the best security there is at present for the sanctity of our national faith as well as a successful management of the financial policy you find equal security in the known opinions and prin ciples of its candidate, James A. Garfield. His convictions on these subjects have not found their first and best proclamation in the platform of his party or in his letter of acceptance. His record of nearly twenty years of congressional service is not a blank on the great questions of the times, like that of his opponent. There is not a phase of the question of our national ob ligations there is not a point of financial policy, from the first day that the subject was consid ered in congress since he became a member of that body to the present hour, that he has not discussed with an ability and strength, a lucid ity of argument, amplitude of knowledge and firmness of conviction placing him in the first rank of the defenders of sound principles. If you want to study the reasons why the pub lic faith should be inviolably maintained, why an irredeemable paper currency is, and always luug been, a curse to all the economic interests of this and all other countries, why confidence can be restored and maintained, why business can obtain a healthy development, why foreign commerce can be most profitably conducted only with a money system of stable and intrinsic value, you will find in the speeches of James A. Garfield upon this subject the most instructive and convincing information. You will find there opinions not suddenly made up to order to suit an opportunity and the necessities of a can didate in an election, but the convictions of a life-time, carefully matured by conscientious research and large inquiry and maintained with powerful reason, before they had become gen erally popular. You find there a teacher, states man, and a leader in a great movement, with principles so firmly grounded in his mind as well as his conscience, that he would uphold them even if they were not supported by a pow erful party at his back. There is a double as surance, therefore, in the traditions and acts of the party and in tne character of the leader at its head. Alluding to the large element in the Democratic party entertaining the wild est nations on finance and the currency, and the alliances of that party with the paper money, inflation party, the speak er urged that it would be hazardous to trust it with the executive branch of the government. Referring again to Gen. Hancock't inexperience in civil affairs, and his military bias, Mr. Schurz con cluded as follows: What have we on the other hand in the Re publican candidate? His youth was that of a poor boy. He lived by his daily labor. He rose up from that estate gradually by his own effort, taking with him the experience of poverty and a hard-working man. He cultivated his mind by diligent study and he Btored it with useful knowledge. From a learner he became a teacher. When the republic called her eons to her defense he jained the army and achieved distinction in active service as one of the brave on the battle-field. He was called into the great council of the nation, and has sat there for nearly twenty years. No great question was discussed without his contributing the store of his knowledge to the fund of information neces sary for wise decision. His speeches have ranked not only among the most instructive and useful. Scarcely a single great measure of legislation was passed upon during that long period without tne imprint of his mind. No man in congress has devoted more thorough inquiry to a larger number of important sub jects and formed upon them .opinions more matured and valuable. He was not as eat a soldier as his competitor for the presi ency, but he has made himself, and is univers ally recpgv^^iaWMt. besmanr'Tte timfe be. a statesmanT'm luwfcKl tSndtf 1)1 phaies bf life, from tbe lowest to the highest, for he has lived through them. He understands the great problems of politics, for he has studied them and actively participated in their discus sion and solution. Few men in this country would enter the presidential office with its great duties and responsibilities better, or even as well, equipped with knowledge and experience. He need only be true to his record in order to become a wise, safe, and successful president. If the people elect him it will be only because his services rendered in the past are just of that nature which will give assurance of Ms ability to render greater service in the future. The coun try wants a statesman of ability, knowledge, ex perience, and principle at the" head of affairs. His conduct as a legislator gives ample guaran tiee of great promise in all these things. In a few months you will have to make your choice. I know that when a party has been so long in power as the Republican party, many citizcns may be moved by a desire for a change. In not a few cases it may be a desire for the sake of a change. While the impulse is natural, it should not be followed without calm discrimi nation. Prudent men will never fail to consider whether tho only change possible bids fair to be a change for the better. It is true that parties are apt to degenerate by the long possession of power. The Republican party camiot expect to escape the common law of humanity but no candid observer will deny that within a late period the Republican party has shown signs rather of improvement than deterioration and that it possesses the best share of intelligence, virtue and patriotism of the country. In mat ters of most essential moment to the public welfare it can be safely better counted upon for efficient and faithful service, while its opponent opens only a prospect of uncertainty and con fusion. The Democracy may in the course of time gain the confidence of people but that should be only when the repudiationists and the advocates of unsound money have ceased to be in its ranks so powerful and influential an element as se riously to threaten the great economical inter ests of the country when by encrgetic aad suc cessful action in protecting the rights of the voter, whether white or black, whether Repub lican or Democrat, in all parts of the country, and by the suppression of fraud at the ballot box through a healthy and irresistible power of public opinion, within itself, it will have won the right to appear in its platforms as the pro tector of the freedom and purity of elections, and when it will find it no longer necessary to discard the ablest of its statesmen and to put a general of tho army, who has never been any thing but a soldier, in nomination for the presi dency, to make for itself a certificate of loyalty to the settlement of the great conflict of the past, And for all these reasons, in my opinion, the interests of the republic demand tin James A. Garfield United States. fublic demand the election of to the presidency of the Showing Up Hancock. Hon. E. W. Thompson, secretary of the navy, delivered a speech at Denver, Qol., on the night of the 21st inst. He read a letter of General Hancock written to Hon. S. T. Glover, of St. Louis, July 17th, 1868, endorsing the platform and candidates of the Democratic party of that year, which platform declared all the constitutional amendments, the enfranchisement of the negroes, and the entire work of reconstruction null and void. The letter also endorsed Frank Blair's letter to Broadhead, advocating sending the army south to undo the work of reconstruction. Thompson said Han cock was sent south by Andy Johnson to nullify tli$ acts of congress, and his order No. 40 was intended to put the rebels on top and the loyal men at the bottom. Grant refused to permit that order to be executed and Hancock left New (Means in a "mi£" Since the war those are the only promi nent points in Hancock's history. He paid a high compliment to Hancock as a soldier, but declared that he is no states man THE driver squinted into the box sev eral times, pounded it, on the side, squinted in some more, and finally said to the last passenger that got in, You didn't put any ticket in the box." The .passenger, who was a stranger, put in the ticket, but misinterpreting the zeal of the' diiver, whispered to a citizen who was alongside of nim,'/'If he tries to get the tickets" out of the box. that way in broad daylight, when there are passen gers, in the cars, how lie must yank 'em out after dark, when there is nol?ody in tfee cars watching hint!" A TERMS: Two Dollars Per Annum, in Advance. MINNESOTA STATE NEWS. About $15,000 have already been paid out in Fairmont for wool this season. ELBERT, son of Tunis S. Slingerland, of Mantorville, was drowned while bath ing last week. Miss E. V. PBICE, formerly of Will mar, died at Silver City, New Mexico, on Sunday morning last. A Miss LENOX, of New York, has giv en $500 for a Presbyterian parsonage at Madelia, Watonwan county. A VEST large elevator has just been completed, and is now ready for use in Farmington, Dakota county. DANIEL CABLESON, of Harvey town, Meeker county, had a leg broken recent ly by being thrown from a horse. A. S. CORNING, of Ortonville, died last week under the effects of chloroform administered to operate on a cancer. THE wind mill attached to the Alliance flouring mill at Plain view, Wabashaw county, was blown down and totally de molished, recently. MABEL, daughter of M. L. Webb, of Roscoe, Goodhue county, fell backward from a window in the upper story of the house and had the thigh-bone of her left leg proken in two places. IT is rumored that A. E. Grissell, who left here some five or six months back, has met with foul play. He left here for Montana, and has not been heard from since— Worthington Journal. MB. A. L. COMET, one of Minnesota's earliest settlers died at Ortonville on Saturday last, while under the influence of chloroform administered to assist in an operation on one of his eyes, which had become entirely useless. THE farm residence of Dennis Calla han, in Tyrone township, Le Sueur county was burned on the 20th, while the family were in afield at work. All the household goods, clothing, and $300 in money were destroyed. JOHN CHAPMAN, cook on the steamer Minnesota, was missed the other morn ing as the steamer was coming up stream between Morris and St.. Jean Baptiste. It is supposed he fell overboard and was drowned.—St. Vincent Herald. WHILE at Chippewa Falls, some of the circus men, in a confidence game, manged to get $105 from Clause Pe terson, one of the farmers of Pope coun ty. In order to keep from having a fuss with him, they paid nim back $55. A FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD son of Theodore Halverson, living six miles from Monte video, was thrown from the horse he was riding, she being attacked by a bull, and received a kick from the horse, produc ing a bad fracture of one of his legs. DURING a thunder storm one night last week, Ludwick Mason, of Amiret, Lyon county, was killed by a stroke of lightning in the cellar of his house, where he had gone with his family for safety. His wife and chil dren were uninjured. A MAN living near Springfield was at work with a mower last Saturday. He got off to arrange some part of the har ness without throwing the mower out of gear. The horses became restless on account of the flies, and pulled the mow er against him, cutting off one of his legs. His name, as near as we could as certain it, is Wins.—Lamberton Com mercial, July 15. Soirfa' dozeft or mor3 genHeta'dti of Alexandria are engaged in the antiqua rian research of opening the Indian mounds between lakes Carlos and L'Hommedieu. On the top of the larger mound trees are growing that are fully 100 years old. On one of the elms that was cut down, A. B. Junken count ed 160 rings of annular growth.—Alex andria Post. LAST week. Mr. E. H. Shenton, a brakeman employed in the yards at Sleepy Eye, was run over and almost instantly killed. It seems that he was making a coupling, and stepping back ward caught the heel of his shoe in a frog, and the brake catching his leg at the same time he was knocked down and run over by the wheels, which terribly mutilated him. JOHN GEORGE OBEBLY died in Manka to on Monday, July 12, aged ninety-one years, two months and twelve days. He was born in Rhine, Bavaria, and served under Napoleon the First in his great wars. He was present at the great bat tles of Leipsic and Hanau, being with the Bavarian forces. He came to this state from Germany, in 1856, and settled in that city. He had fourteen children, eight of whom came to this country. N. Y. CHRISTMAN, aged about 70 years, residing in the town of Ridgely, Nicollet county, was struck by -lightning on the 16th inst., and instantly killed. Mr. Christman was in the cornfield driving a span of horses attached to a sulky plow at the time of the fatal stroke. The bolt struck his head, passing down on both sides of the body and out from the toes of the boots. One of the horses was also struck down and lay stunned for some time, but afterwards recovered. THE other day in the town of Warren, Winona county, a little son of Edward Albert, aged about six, was playing in the yard before the house, when he picked up a scythe, which was lying near, and swung it around, striking his little three year old sister in the abdo men, and cutting her so badly as to al io v* the bowels to protrude.^ A physi cian was procured from Winona, who reached the little Bufferer that night and gave such aid as was in his power. At last report she was doing well, and.hopes are entainedthat she will recover. ON a late dark night, about two miles from Albany, Stearns county, N. Weber was driving a team across a bridge, hav ing a third horse in the rear of the wagon. The rear horse broke through the planks, fell, rolled off and dragged in the wagon, team and Weber with him, and piled up the whole in an almost inextricable con fusion. Mr. Weber, though buried un der wagon and horses, escaped without injury. Taking in the situation by the flashes of lightning, he went for assis tance, and brought-several men to the scene of the disaster. The horses and wagon were got out, and neither wagon nor animals were seriously injured Cattle in La Plata. Much is said about the exportation of meat from La Plata,' and of the vast herds of cattle that roam in a half wild state. In an account of a voyage there, one proprietor is spoken of asnaving35, 000 sheep, 5,000 oxen and 6,000 horses. The slaughtering takes place on a large scale. Large droves of cattle are driven by men on horses into incloaares near the slaughtering places, and twenty are admitted at a time. The yaidis paved with slippery stones kept wot. A man throws a com over the head of a bullock, and a horse attached to the cord imme diately pulls it this causes the bullock to slip down, when he is despatched by a man who plunges a knife behind the head. For a good sized bullock the time from the moment he is caught with a cord until he is cut up is about six minutes.. The largest establishments kill 1,000. bullocks d&ily jdxuring foui months, of the season. __ 1 F.