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VOL. XIII.—NO. 19.
BUSINESS CARDS.
WII.
MERRICK,
LA WYEB.
Richards' Block, Austin, Minnesota. 40-ly
JSCHWAN,
MAX UFA TUBER and DEALEB IN
BOOTS aud SHOES. Main street, Austin,
Minnesota. 40-ly
CJ.
I C. KINSMAN,
ATTORNEY AT LA l»r,
Real Estate, Insurance and Loan Broker,
Main street, Austin. Minnesota. 40-ly
M. HOWK,
Register of Deeds of Mower county, Austin,
Minn. Will examine titles, pay taxes for non­
residents. &e. junSO
ORMANZO
ALLEN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
and Real Estate Agent. Collections made and
Taxes paid. Office In Basford's Block, Austin,
Minnesota.
w.
A. AVERY,
DENTIST,
AUSTIN, MINN.
Office over Dorr &
Wold's drug store.
1
L. HOLLISTER, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon, corner of Main and
«inona Streets, Austin, Minn. No cards.
junSt)
N. WHEAT, AL.D~,
Homcepnthie Physician and Surpreon. Office
ana residence corner St. Paul and Mill streets
Austin, Minn. jun20
JM.
GKEENMAN,
A 7 TORNE A LA IT.
Will prnetice in the courts of record, and the
J- .S. Courts. Office in Schleuder's Block
Maui street, Austiu, Minnesota. 40-ly
J^AFAYETTE FRENCH,
Attorney at Law, Austin, Minn. Collections
a ml othf'r business 'attended to carefully and
roinptly. A front of the .Etna and other Fire
Insurance (Vs. Office in Bank Block. jun20
JQ JOHNSON,^
Attorney at Law, Austin, Minn. Practices in
all the Courts of the State. Prompt attention
given to Collecting'. Officc over the Mower
County Bank. jun20
OAILWAY HOUSE.
li
SHF.R WIN t- FRENCH, P,op».
Rates--$2.(X per day. Good Sample Rooms
up Town. Guests carried to and from the
City, free of charge. Austin, Minu.
BLACKSMITH
SHOP.
w. W. PATTERSON has bought out
the shop, tools and stock of J. Reinsmith, and
does all kinds of work in his line on shortest
notice at low prices for Cash. Shop corner
Bridge and St. Paul streets, Austiu, Minn.
WII.
ADAMS,
PLASTERER, BRICK-MASON,
AND CALCIMINEIi, Austin, Minn.
Patronage solicited. 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 line of trade. Goods lirst
class. Prices low. Give me a call. I
G. M. CAMERON. E. B. CRANE
CAMERON
& CRANE,
A TTORNE YS A LA W,
An Real Estate Agents. Collections made
and taxes paid. Office, north side Public
Square, in brick building, Austin, Minn. 40-ly
A. BATES,
Manufacturer and Dealer in
LIGHT AND HEAVY CARRIAGES.
Makes these goods to order in a tip-top satis­
factory manner. Dexter and side-bar buggies
a specialty. Factory, north-east corner Pub
lie Souare, Austiu, Minnesota. 40-lv
ullock & pierce,
BA RUERS nnd HA 1R DRESSERS.
Kwvms under Mower County Bank, Main
street. Austin, Minn. Satisfaction guaranteed
or no pay. All branches of the business con­
ducted in the most approved style. ^"Baths
—plunge or shower, hot or cold—attached.
BRGWNSDALE.
jy*. JNO. C. WYSOR,
Resident Physician and Surjreon. Browns
dale, Minnesota. Otf ca with Weiser & Shortt,
over drug store of A. L. SV-eper & Son. 29-ly
DA.
BlilTTS, m7d^
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
BROWXSPALE, MINN.
The Pioneer Practitioner of-the place. Has
an extensive practice and large experience
20-1v
"Y^TEISEK & SHORTT,
Real Estate and Collection Agents, Conveyan-!
cers and Notaries Public, Brownsdalc, Minn.
Improved and wild lands for sale in Mower and
Dodge counties. Titles examined and taxes
paid tor non residents. jun20
O I N
AND GOODS FOR
Men's,Youth's, Boys
AND CHILDREN'S WEAR.
In fine, medium and low-priced fabrics. I
offer the largest stock of the best
READY-MADE CLOTHING
EVER EXHIBITED IN THIS CITY,
Adapted to all purposes, and at lowest Cash
prices. My goods are
BETTER MADE,
Than are to be found elsewhere. This I Guar­
antee.
ALSO, A FINE LINE OF
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
HATS AND CAPS,
TRUNKS AND VALISES
An ^insjection of my stock Is respectfully
R. DUNKLEMANN,
The Clothier.
Store, corner Main and Bridge streets, OBDO
site First National Bank, Austin, Minn. «-ly
DRUGS,
1
1
CLOTHING.
CUT, TRIMMED,
AND FINISHED
AC.
OllR & WOLD,
PRESCRIPTION
I S S
And dealers in
STATIONERY, BOOKS. &C.
jun20
AUSTIN, MINN.
•wS'I^S.ENCyCLOPEOIH
HOW TO BE Men, Farm" nifllel
YOUR OWN tuftingfaSL
LAWYER 22
Man In 1J dm. hateTuSeflS Jffi'Aa
tBS"4
Mm-
w. zneigs po., i,wArch smw»,
JEWELRY.
Don't You Forget It"
Q-. Sch.lend.er
IS AUSTIN'S
PIONEER
DEALER IN
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,
SILVER PLATED WARE, ETC
E^Call on him, and look over his elegant
stock. Main street.
SADDLERY.
J^AISER GUINEY,
AUSTIN", MINN.
Manufacturers nd Dealers in
HARNESS,
SADDLES,
HORSE COLLARS,
TRUNKS & WHIPS
&c., &o., &c., &c
REPAIRING nearly aud cheaply done. All
work warranted.
GO SOUTH
60 EAST
60 WEST
VIA THE
CHICAGO& NORTH-WESTERN
.xxiWwa.'r.
MILES (IF ROAD!
WEST FOR
Cedar Rapids, Denver,
Marshalltown, Leadville,
Des Moines, Salt Lake,
Sioux City, San Francisco,
Yankton, The Black Hills,
Omaha, Colorado,
Council Bluffs, California,
Columbus, and the Territories.
EAST FOR
CHICAGO, NEW YORK,BOSTON
DETROIT, TJNFFBLFL PITTSBURGH,
MONTREAL, JjllIIfllO, TORONTO,
ssr™'} jg all Points East!
SOUTH FOR
CINCINNATI, NASHVILLE,
LOUISVILLE, NEW ORLEANS,
ST. LOUIS, JACKSONVILLE,
COLUMBUS, and all POINTS SOUTH.
—THE—
North-Western is the Most Direct Route,
Offering the traveling public Greater Facili
ties anl Iff ore Advantages than
any road in the West.
IT IS TTLE
ONLY LINE
BUNKING
Pullman Hotel and Sleeping Gars!
BETWEEN
Chicago and Council Bluffs
PULLMAN PALACE SLEEPING CARS
Are run on all night trains. This is the great Pull­
man Line of the Northwest.
PALACE PARLOR CARS
BUS BETWEEN
CHICAGO and MILWAUKEE.
FIRST-CLASS MEALS only SO cent* at the Eat­
ing Stations on tho "NORTHWESTERN."
Sure and Close Connections at Chicago with all
Railroads, and at all Junction Points with all Roads
that Cross its Lines.
All Ticket Agents can sell you Through
Tickets and Cheok your Baggage
FREE by this Boad.
For information, folders, map?, etc., not obtaina
!!e at Homo Ticket Office, address any agent of the
Company, or
M&EV1N HTJGHITT, W. H. STENNETT,
Genl Manager. Gen*l Pass, Agent,
CHICAGO. ILL.
CHICAGO,
MILWAUKEE & St PAUL
hazzjwa'S'
la the Very Best Line Between
Chicago, Milwaukee,
St. Paul and Minneapolis.
And All Point* in
Wisconsin, Northern Iowa, Minnesota
Dakota, Manitoba, and the
Black Hills,
New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington,
New England, the Canadas, and ail
Eastern & Southern Points.
—AtfD—
DAILY TRAINS
BETWEEN
CHICAGO AND ST. PAUL AND
MINNEAPOLIS.
The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Hallway la
tho only Northwestern Line Connecting in
Sane Depot in Chicago with any of tbs
great Enntern and 8onthorn Bail ways, and ia the
moet conveniently located with reference to reaching
any Depot, Hotel or place of business in that city.
Through Tickets and Through Baggage-checks to
all principal cities.
Steel-rail Track, thoroughly ballasted, free from
dust. Weatinghonse improved Automatic Air Brake,
Miller's Safety Platform and Couplings on all Pu
aenger Cars.
^Tha Finest Day Coaches and Palace
Sleeping Cars.
This Road connects more Bueinega Centres, Health
and Pleasure Bescrts, and passes through a finer
country, with grander scenery, than any other North­
western line.
A. V. B. CABPENTEB,
Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent.
8.8. MERRILL, W. C. VAN HOBNE,
General Manager. Asat Gen'l Manager.
ACMC-BLACKINO.
A tontiauons Row of Water does not Wet or
I^H
WOLFF'S
A^cm:
BLACKING.
Self-Polishing Leather Preservative.
NO FAMILY SHOULD BE WITHOUT IT.
ASK YOUR DjEALER FOR IT,
NEWS IN BRIEF.
A Flyer.
Maud S., a young maro owned by Wm. H.
Vanderbilt, of Now York, trotteda mile in 2:13)4
at Chicago, on the 25th inst.
An Emcnte.
Fifteen hundred convicts at Civita Veccliia,
Italy, having mutinied, it was found necessary
to call on the troops to suppress them. Many of
tho prisoners were killed and wounded.
Fa till Boiler Explosions*
A defective boiler in William's saw mill, at
Baglcy, Otsego county, Mich., collapsed on the
'27tli, killing two men and seriously injuring
several others.
liOstat Sea*
Tho ship Winchester, from Manila, with
sugar for a Montreal refinery, was wrecked in
the straits of Macassar. Her cargo was valued
at from $180,000 to 8200,000 insured.
liiver Steamer Sunk,
The steamer City of Vicksburg sunk at Ash
port, Tenn., on the 30th ult. Boat and cargo
are a total loss. The steamer was valued at
§50,000 and was uninsured. A snag causcd the
disaster.
Bloody Riot*
At Victoria, in Pernambuco, an election riot
occurred on the 27th ult., in which according to
telegrams received, the soldiery and police tired
on the people. Twenty persons, including Baron
do Exada, were killed aud many woiuidcd.
Ail Embezzler*
Wm. II. Cushman, ex-president of the de­
funct First Naiional bank, of Georgetown, Col.,
indicted for embezzling upwards of §100,000 of
the funds of the bank, was surrendered to the
United States authorities at New York on the
30tli ult., and will return to Colorado.
A Successful Voyaffc.
The dory Little Western arrived at Cowes on
the 27 th. The weather during the voyage was
rough. June 28th the two voyagers had fears
of capsizing. On coming ashore they could
hardly stand, but the stiffness soon wore off.
Captain Thomas and Fred Fornan say the voy­
age will be continued to London.
An Absconding Casliier.
The bank of Colorado was attached on the
31ft ult., on a check of $280. which they were
unable to pay on account of E. T. Lane, the
cashier, having absconded with the funds of the
bank. The amount of loss to depositors is not
stated.
From I lie Arctic Sea*
On the 8th inst., the revenue cutter Corwin
returned to St. Michaels, repaired her rudder
damaged in the ice, and after coaling up sailed
north again. She had reached a point within
140 miles of Wrangel's land and had sighted
several vessels of the ice-bound whaling fleet,
but was unable to get near enough io commu­
nicate with them owing to heavy ice.
Ifew Oil Discovery*
The excitement in Alieganv county, N. Y.,
continues, over the flowing oil'wells. The Tri­
angle well No. 3, at Wcllsville, has settled down
to about 25 barrels per day. A tremendous
crowd was at the veils Suuday. The oil pro­
spectors are satisfied now that they know where
the belt is, and land in that section that was
bought for 610 per acre two years ago is
bought quickly now, if offered, at $100 per acre.
Railroad Accidents.
On the evening of tho 31st ult., two trains on
the Long Beach road, N. Y., came in collision.
John Wolcott, engineer, was killed, conductor
Daniel Allen had ribs broken and several others
received slight injuries. Wolcott's brother was
engineer of the other train in the collision.
An elderly lady named Obeander, was run
over and killed neitr Miamisburg, 0., on the
31st inst., by the cars.
A Humane Act*
Sir Thomas lleslnth, now oirciuunavigating*
the globe in a fast steam-yacht, aud WHO lately
arrived at San Francisco, has seut his little
vessel to the relief of the shipwrecked crcw of
the Mathikle, supposed to be on Socorro island.
The yacht dispatched by the UDited States navy
is a sail boat and can not possibly rcacli the
island in time to do any good. Sir "Thomas re­
fused tho oiler3 of several generous Americaua
to supply liia vessel with coal, saying he was
abundantly able to stand the expense himself.
Burned to Death*
Three little girls of Mr. and Mrs. Fishels, liv­
ing near Dean, Mo., who were left alone in the
house, on the 28th ult., undertook to build a
fiie with coal oil. An explosion followed, and
two of the children were fatally burned.
A man named Charles Peterson, who roomed
over a small grocery store at Detroit, Mich.,
was burned to death on the 27th in afire whicli
consumed the structure.
A two-year old child was burned to a crisp,
and a lady named Annie Palmer was probably
fatally injured by the explosion of an oil can
with which she was lighting a lire at Denver,
Col., on the 27th.
Death in a TTline*
At 11 o'clock on the 27tb, Johnathan Wasley,
superintendent, Frank Willman, iuside boss, and
John Reese, district superintendent of the Phil­
adelphia and Beading Coal and Iron company,
descended Iveely Run colliery at Pottsviile, Pa.,
to examine the ventilation. They were found
at one o'clock, dead, from black damp. The
most intense excitement prevailed, aud all
work in the neighborhood was suspended. The
three men dead have amities.
William Lane and Benjamin Hickman, two
miners, were killed by a gas explosion near
Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland county, Pa., on
the 26th.
Daring Robberies*
A Rio Janiero dispatch says the bank of the
province of Port- Alegre has been robbed of
$125,000.
Burglars blew open C. S. Woodworth & Co.'s
safe at Marshaltown, Iowa, on the 28th ult., and
secured §4,000 worth of securities.
A stranger drove up to J. C. Herkner's jew­
elry store in Grand Rapids, Mich., on the 28th,
and called the clerk out to see a time.piece he
wanted repaired. In the meantime a confeder­
ate entered and scooped up $1,000 worth of fine
jewelry and escaped.
Three or four men entered the Middletown
savings bank at Hartford, Conn., on the 27th,
during the absence at'dinner of the officials,
and, engaged the clerks in conversation. Ac­
complices meanwhile robbed the vault of 88,500.
Earthquake Shocks*
An earthquake shock at Smyrna, on the 29th
ulf., demolished four or five houses and dam­
aged many others. Two persons were killed
and five or six injured. At Burnahad eleven
houses, several cafes and two minarets were de­
molished. Two persons were killed and ten in­
jured.
The first earthquake at Manila, on the Taland
of Luzon, proved to be a terribly destructive
visitation. Three hundred and twenty persons,
including 200 Chinamen, were killed, and nearly
ev )ry familv on the island was tendered home­
less. Another shock occurred there on the 24th
inst., but no particulars of the consequences
have been received.
A decided shake was experienced at Ottawa,
Canada, on the 22dinst., accompanied by aloud
rumbling noise.
Drowned*
At Durhamville, N. Y.. on the 1st inst, Mary
Ennis, aged 15, fell into the canal. Stephen
Murray, aged 21, her cousin, attempted to save
her, ana both drowned.
Drowning disasters are almost as frequent in
Europe as in this country this season. By the
running down of a row boat on the Thames
river, a gentleman, lady and two children were
drowned in a lake in Switzerland, a pleasure
boat was capsized, and 16 persona lost, and on
the English'channel a steamer was lost and five
of her crow perished. The accidents all hap­
pened on the 26th. inst.
Affairs in Mexico*
Santa Fe advices from Mexico state that on
tho 21st ult. Col. Adolpho Valles, in command
of 370 cavalry and 150 infantry of federal
troops of Mexico, attacked the Apaches under
Victoria about 40 miles from old Fort Quittman.
The fight was indecisive. The Mexicans lost
three men killed and ten horses the Indians
lost four warriors and six horses. On the 26th
the Mexican force again attacked the Indians in
Pine mountain, about 50 miles from the line.
After a long fight the Indians retired. Then
loss is not known. The Mexicans lost 6ix
killed. Col. Valles intends to follow and attack
them again. He is of the opinion they
fr? anl get back to New Mexico in which
m86 Gnerson and eight companies of the
Tenth cavalry, who are stationed within 40
mues of their crossing place, will doubtless be
on their trail within few hours after they
CTO&8.
The Render Family Again*
An old man and a young woman who were
Arrested neat Fremont, Neb., on fife 29U» ult.
mo supposed to be members of the
.£1
Bender family who have committed so many
murders in Kansas. The woman denies that
they are Benders but the old man admits
that he was at Bender's six weeks, and
explains his presence there by saying he stopped
while en route for the east'from Fort T.innnln.
He saw six people murdered when at Bender's
house one entire family was killed, two
children being buried alive. It is fully believed
by all who have seen them that, if the genuine
Benders are not captured, at least two im­
portant witnesses have been secured. The
sheriff believes he has got the genuine Benders,
and thinks he has got a clew to the where­
abouts of young John Bender.
A man who used to know the Benders in
Kansas visited the two prisoners in the jail at
Fremont, Neb., on the 31st ult. Both of them
recognized him, and the man admitted that he
wes the senior Bender, and that he assisted at
some of the burking that was done at his house.
The woman denies that she is Bender's wife,
but confesses guilt by saying that she will try
to save her neck by telling all she knows. She
says the old woman was left in Indian Territory,
in 1873. when the Benders abandoned their
team. The old man was told that John and
Kate had been caught, and had charged him
with being the chief criminal. At this ho be­
came very angry, and cursed them roundly.
Self-Murder.
Max Burckhardt, editor and proprietor of
The Humorist, a German weekly, suicided at
San Francisco, Cal., on the 1st instant, by mor­
phine.
A Baltimore German, 55 years old, committed
suicide on the 31st ult., at the newly-made
grave of his wife.
Near Bradford, in Steuben county, Pa., on
the 29tli ult., Mrs. William Crance set fire to
her dwelling. After she had watched her home
burned to ashes, .she proceeded to the barn, se­
cured a rope and hung herself. The motive
for acting in this strange manner ia not known.
Mrs. Ann Weber, wife of the late Col. Weber
of the 88th Ohio regiment, jumped from the
third story of a building in Columbus, O., on
the night of the 20tlx ult., and killed herself,
while temporarily deranged.
Mrs. Edward Gcason, wife of a prominent
merchant and old citizen of Dayton, O., sui­
cided by poison on the 25th inst.
Hold Forgery.
S. M. Branscow, of Jacksonville, Fla., was
committed to tho Tombs at New York, on the
29th ult., on charge of the forgery of $136,000
of sanitary improvement. bonds of Jackson­
ville, Fla. The bonds were lithographed at
New York on what purported to be a genuine
order from tho mayor of the above named city.
The seals were cut by two different firms, and,
after completing the impression on the bonds,
Branscow earned the plates on board a Fulton
ferry boat and threw them overboard. He hired
a boy to write the signature of A. Baldwin,
chairman, to a large number of the bonds, and
it was through him the scheme became known.
Other signatures were written in by various per­
sons. Ihe intention was to put up these bogus
documents as collaterals for borrowed money
with which to move the orange crop. He had
made partial arrangements to this effect, and
about §25,000 of the bonds are in the hands of
merchants innocently betrayed into aiding his
scheme.
Obituary*
Samuel George, Jr., aged 31, a prominent
citizen of Pittsburg, Pa., died on the 1st inst.,
after a lingering illness.
Hon. Joseph Nichols, mayor of Berca. O.,
died on the night of the 1st inst.
Mrs. Harriet Girard Clark, a member of the
well-known Girard family of Philadelphia, and
whose first husband, Baron Henry Lallemand,
was a general of artillery under the Great Na­
poleon, died on the 26th.
Constantino Herring, called by Hahnemann
himself, the Father of Homoeopathy," died at
New York, on the 27th, aged 81.
Richard M. Lea, a prominent member of the
New York produce exchange, was taken sudden­
ly ill on the 27th, and died soon after his re­
moval from tho Exchange building to the
Stevens house. He was 39 years old.
J. n. Trumbull, a prominent New York stock
broker, died on the 26th inst., aged 54 years
Rev. W. H. Miesse, member of the Cincinnati
conference of the M. E. Church, died in that
city, on the 26tli inst.
Greene Smith, the only surviving son of
Gerrit Smith, died at his residence in l'eterboro.
N. Y., aged 39.
Foreign War Notes.
Four battalions of Montenegrins attacked the
Albanians on the 23th inst., and were repulsed.
The battle between Gen. Burrows' force and
the Afghans is said to have been well contested.
The British cavalry and artillery were badly cut
up at the commencement of the fight, but the
infantry inflicted such heavy loss on Ayoob
Khan that he did not fellow up his victory and
advance on Candahar.
Roumania is contracting for twenty million
cartridges for one hundred thousand men she
can put in the first line in case of war.
Gen. Burrows' brigade has been severely de­
feated Ayoob Khan, sustaining great loss. The
Hying English were liarraseed for three miles
by the Afghans.
The Chilian government is said to have agreed
upon the following propositions, looking to a
prosecution of the war: First, to issue $6,000,
000 for the continuance of the war second, to
organize the army with new divisions and third,
to raise the Manco Capae.
The Chilian transport Amazon was blown up
by a torpedo on Callao bav.
The Young Napoleon'* Death*
Brigadier General Sir Evelyn tVood, who ac­
companied ex-Empress Eugeine'to Zululand, h»s
sent papers descriptive of the death of the
Prince Imperial, collected from independent
narratives of eighteen of the Zulus who partici­
pated in the attack on tho prince's party, and
showing that the attacking party numbered
forty, twelve of whom followed the prince,
eight being immediately concerned in his death.
The Zulus having nearly surrounded the prince's
party, fired and rushed on them as they were
mounting. The prince not having succeeded in
mounting, ran alongside his horse into a donga,
until, being closely pressed by his pursuers, he
turned on them, in the words of the Zulus,
"like a lion at bay." Being struck by an assegai
inside the left shoulder, he rushed at the near­
est opponent, who fled. Another Zulus then
fired at the prince, when only ten yards from
him. The prince fired his pistol and faced the
rapidly increasing foe, until, menaced from his
right and rear, and strnck by another assegai,
he regained tho level on which he had first
stood in the donga, where he was speedily sur­
rounded. He seized an assegai which.had been
thrown at him (in struggling with his terrified
horse his sword' bad fallen from its scabbard)
and thus defended himself against seven or
eight Zulus, who state that they did not dare
close in on nim until he sank exhausted on his
hips. The above facts were elicited from the
Zulus who were examined separately on the
scene of the attack.
Destructive Fires*
A fire at Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs,
Va., on the 1st inst., destroyed the stables be­
longing to tho Springs company. Forty-four
horses, twenty of which belonged to the com-
pany and twenty-four to guests, were burned.
Fire in the storehouse of the Atlantic dock
company at Brooklyn, on the 1st inst., caused
a loss of $10,000.
The old colony railroad freight house at
Brockton, Mass., was burned on the lBt inst.
Loss heavy.
It is reported that the town of Yale, British
Columbia, headquarters of the Canadian Pacific
railroad, was burned on. the night of the 27th
ult.
The machine and blacksmith shope of the
United States Rolling stock company
at Chicago,
were destroyed by fire on the 30th ult. Loss
$15,000 fully insured.
Firebroko out in Wagner's theatre atBay
reuth on the 20th ult., and destroyed the west
side of the structure.
The large building at West and Bank streets,
New York city occupied by tho Domestic sewing
machine company and several other firms, \yas
partly destroyed by fire on the night of the 29th
ult. Loss, about 950,000. A fireman was killed
by falling from the third story of the building.
Buffalo, N. Y., was visited by a destructive
blaze on the 29th nit., which consumed three
planing mills, seyeral lumber yards, one ship
yard and a floating elevator. The burned dis­
trict comprises an area of a quarter of a mile in
length by about 500 feet in width. Loss about
$225,000 insured for $195,000.
At Qnincy, XU., on the 28th, Pfausclimidt's
planing mill, Gardner's governor works, Bon
nett & Duffy's old foundry, Harris & Beebe's
tobacco works and other smaller structures were
consumed by fire. Loss in the neighborhood of
$100,000. ..
The' two upper stories of the King lard re­
finery at St: Louis, Mo., burned on the 28th.
Loss from $15,000 to $18,000.
On the 27th the custom-house and railway
station at St/Arman. province of Quebec, were
burned also the cfiBtoms record for many years.
Yarnbrock's furniture factory, at St. Lome,
Mo., was destroyed by fire on the 27th. Loss
about $25,000 insurance $17,260.
At Hungerford, Newaygo county, Mich., on
the night of the 27th, a steam taw mill and
5,000,000 shingles burned. Loaa S60,0(Nh Iik
eured for $40,000.
Clark, Morrison & Co.'s planing mill at War
ren, Pa., together yrith or men dwelling
m.
AUSTIN, MOWER COUNTY, MINN., AUGUST 5, 1880.
I I I
houses and 800,000 feet of lumber, burned on
the 26th inst. Loss $33,000 insurance $10,000.
The old Pine Street Church, Boston, Mass.,
was damaged to the extent of $25,000 on the
27th fcy fire. Insurance $17,000.
Nearly the entire upper portion of Empire
City, Oregon, was wiped out by fire on the 27th,
Loss over $50,000.
Omaha had a lively blaze in a block of old
rookeries on Thirteenth street, on the 26th, but,
notwithstanding the prevalence of a high wind,
the flames were subdued and a serious confla­
gration averted. Loss $15,000.
Recent Tragedies*
J. E. Oakes, aged 19, fatally stabbed It. T.
Rainey, aged 15, at Danville, Va., on the night
of the 31st nit.
At a political meeting at Tialltown, Ky., on
the 30th ult.. Turner Wilson was fatally shot
by Johnson, son of ex-Lieut. Gov. Johnson.
Wm. Mackin shot aud fatally woundea his
brother Michael on the 1st instant, while the
latter was trying to enter William's house, at
Chicago. Michael had visited the house before
that day and abused his brother's wife.
Near Oxford. N. C., on the 31st ult., a boy, 6
years of age, named Barton, threw his infant
brother into a well where he was drowned.
An English missionary and his two servants
have been murdered at Ismidt, Asia Minor, near
Constantinople.
An armed mob of about 100 men from ad­
joining counties went into Moberly, Mo., on
the 29th ult., and as Sheriff Matlock was taking
J. C. Carlew into the court house to be tried
for committing rape on the person of Mrs.
Crump at the hotel in that city last March,
opened fire oil him. Carlew took to his heels
but was finally cornered in a building where he
was shot to death by the husband of his victim.
Intense excitement prevailed while these violent
proceedings were in progress and the officers of
the law seemed paralyzed, as they made no ef­
fort to stop the butchery.
On tho night of the 29th ult.. a party of 15
masked men went to the house of Job Thomp­
son, colored, about twenty miles from Atlanta,
Ga.. dragged him out, beat him and his wife
fearfully, fatally shot his son, and killed his
daughter. Great indignation is felt through­
out the county. A citizens' meeting at Jones
boro denounced the killing, and offered $500 re­
ward for the murderers. Thompson says he
recognized as the leader of the gang John
Gray, whom he recently prosecuted and had
convicted of assault and battery.
A party of Creek Indians attacked two Chero
keee near Gobson station, I. T., on the 28th,
killing one and wounding another. The Creeks
were incensed because two of their number were
hanged by the Cherokees.
Mrs. Anna Lynch, of the Keystone house,
Portland, Oregon, fatally stabbed Alex. Mattie
son, who, she claims, made a dishonorable pro­
position and attempted an indecent assault,
Thomas Delana, proprietor of a livery sta­
bleat Chicago, was fatally stabbed about mid­
night of the 27th, by his wife, whom he was
endeavoring to persuade to accompany him
home.
Michael Maddox was arrested at Baltimore,
Md., on the 27th, for lulling John Schaba, a
Bohemian. Maddox alleges that he found
Schaba in his (Maddox's) wife's chamber.
Joseph Staats, a young man who was married
only 19 days ago, was shot dead in his yard at
Centralia, 111., on the night of the 25th by some
person unknown. Some think it a suicide while
others believe it a murder.
John Diggs, the negro who outraged Mrs.
James T. Chiffely on the night of the 24th, near
Durnestown, Md., was taken from the jail at
Rockwell, on tho 27th, by an armed mob, and
hung. ju.
At a barn dance at Green Brier station,
Robertson county, Tenn., on the 26th, Ben.
Webster was mortally wounded with a stone,
thrown by Tom Jones. Webster was one of the
most substantial citizens of the county.
George Washington, a colored murderer, was
recently hanged by a mob, in the backwoods of
Tennessee.
A Mexican army officer being imprisoned at
Monterey for drunkenness, his comrades stormed
tlio jail, ou the 26th, but were successfully re­
sisted by the citizens and police. Three officers
and fourteen men were killed or woimded in
the melee.
Pat Kelly and Jack Brown, of Rochester,
Pa., who had been on bad terms for years, met.
on the 25th inst. and had it out.'"* Kelly will
die from pistol wounds received in the affray.
A son of Hon. D. N. Solomon, residing with
his father on a farm about thirty miles-l'tom
Council Bluffs, Ia., shot and killed one of two
burglars who entered their premises, on the
night of the 27th.
I)r. F. M. Williams, of Mechanicsburg, Miss.,
was assassinated while riding home on the night
of the 21th inst. A negro arrested on suspi­
cion confessed the crime, stating that he was
paid to kill the doctor.
A party of roughs created a disturbance at a
negro camp meeting near Cincinnati, Ohio, on
the 25th instant, and a general row ensued,
Oue cf the roughs was perforated through the
abdomen by a bullet, ana several of the darkies
were so badly hurt that they are not expected
to survive.
At Sag Harbor, N. Y., on the 26th instant,
Miles Morris was shot dead by a seaman who
accused Morris of being improperly intimate
with the wife of the seaman.
Dr. Alfred Lefevre was fatally shot in his of­
fice at Oakland, Cal.. on 26th instant, by Ed­
ward Schrceder. Both parties were in good so­
cial position, the latter being a bank teller and
the former a long established and popular dent­
ist. Suspicion of criminal intimacy between
Schroedor's wife and the murdered man led to
the tragedy.
THE MARKETS.
Reported by THE CHANDLER BROWN CO., Commis
siou Merchants, Milwaukee and Chicago.
New lfork*
NEW YORK,
July 31—3:00 p. M.—Flour—With­
out decided change moderate export and home
trade demand round hoop Ohio at [email protected]
choice do at [email protected] superfine western at
§[email protected] common to good- extra do at $4.40
@4.65 choice do at [email protected] choice white
wheat do at [email protected] Wheat—Quiet, with
no important change sales 8,000 bus No. 2 red
cash at 81.03% 8,000 bus seller July at $1.08%:
4,000 bus seller August at $1.08% 88,000 bus
do seller September at $1.09}£@1.09£ 8,000 bus
do seller October at $1.09%. Corn—Without
decided change mixed western spot [email protected]
do future at 47%@49j^c. Oats—Firm andquiet
western at [email protected] Beef—Quiet and unchang­
ed new plain mess at $9.50 new extra do at
$10.00. Pork—Dull aud weak new mess at
$14.373-£@14.50. Lard—neavy steam render­
ed at $7.65. Butter—In good demand full late
prices Ohio at [email protected] Cheese—Finn at 7
(S)10%c for poor to fancy. Sugar—Very strong
fair demand. Molasses—Unchanged light de­
mand. Petroleum—Dull and unchanged. Rice
—Firm good demand. Coffee—Very firm: bet­
ter inquiry. Freights—Strong fepirits.ef Tur­
pentine—Steady $it 283^W29c. Resin—Quiet at
[email protected]%. Tallow—Firm at 6 [email protected])5 7-16c.
Eggs—Quiet at 15(S)lGc for fair to choice.
Chicago*
CHICAGO,
July 31—1:30 v. M.—Wheat—Low­
er at 90%c bid for Seller July 885£c for seller
August 86%c for seller September. Corn
Shade higher at 35%c for seller July and Au­
gust 35%c asked for seller September 35%c for
seller October. Oats—Without important
change 23c asked for seller July 22J^c for sel­
ler August 22%c bid for seller September. Bye
—Easier at 72c for cash 65%c for Beller August
64c for seller September. Barley—Lower at 73c
bid for seller September. Pork—Lower at$15.70
fc» seller August and September $15.60 for
seller October. Lard—Lower at $7.25 bid for
seller August $7.32}£ asked for seller Septem­
ber. Yvhioky—At ©1.09. Cattle—Receipts 2,300
head common|to choice at [email protected] Hogs
Receipts 13,000 head dull and unchanged.
nfrilwaufcee*
MILWAUKEE,
July 31—3:00 r. M.—Flour-
Tame but'steady choice spring extras at $4.25'
@4.50 patent extras at [email protected] common at
[email protected] Wheat—Quiet seller August at
90%c seller September at 87%c No. 2 cash at
No 3 at 80c No. 1 at $1.00. Corn—DuU
at 35%c. Oate—Quiet at 23J^c. Barley—Quiet
at 73c. Rye—Tame at 76c. Pork—Strong at
$15.70 for cash. Lard—At $7.25 for cash.
Foreign*
LIVERPOOL,
July_ 31—2:30 p. M.—Wheat-
Spot spring firm winter declined 2d cargoes
arrived and to arrive quite steady.
LONDON,
July 31—12:30 p. M.—Liverpool
wheat market opens strong floating-cargoes
qmet bnt steatly on passage steady.
v.
IN respect to the keeping of Sunday,
the young shop-keeper in western New
Yoxk had views upon it that were clear
ana, encouraging to the. clergyman who
talked with him and who grieved that he
was forced to keep open his shop on
Sunday. "Yes," said the young
tnnti|
it's very hard to be obliged to work
like a dog all the week and thed have no
Sunday to'yourself. I wish people were
obliged by law to let me have my Sun
.day. It's the only day in the week that
nave ^yhan^ to
go a ftehjfe^.J^
THE lard-makers ought to suooQed^
they a|« all the time trying,
ciifKTM
-r .*v
•I j/l(r iXJ
THE PARTY OF CORRUPTION
Fruitiest arid Expensive Labors of Democratic In­
vestigating Committee*—A Comparison Between
Republican and Democratic Record*.
[From the New York Times.]
Very soon after the Democrats obtain­
ed possession of the house of representa­
tives, they began a series of investiga­
tions into the expenditures of the gov­
ernment. They had for so many years
raised a prodigious clamor over the ex­
travagance and corxpption of the Repub­
lican administration of the government
that it is quite possible some of them
actually believed their own assertions.
Then, too, many of tliose^ho joined in
the cry of corruption" were old Demo­
crats who had their criminal share in the
misdeeds^ of previous Democratic ad­
ministrations, when the disbursements
of the government were insignificant
compared with those of later years under
Republican rule. They could not be­
lieve that any party, with the opportuni­
ties enjoyed by the Republicans, could
fail to reap rich harvests of plunder.
They remembered how their party used
to steal, when in power, and they could
not understand that other people might
be more honest under the same circum­
stances. Up to tiie end of the year 1879
the Democrats in congress had set on
foot thirty-three separate congressional
investigations, each one of which was
charged with the duty of bringing to
justice some officer or employe of the
government who had been employed in
cheating the government. These thirty
three investigating committees expended
nearly $500,000. The exact amount is
shown by the public records. But not
one single Republican officer has been
convicted of stealing even one dollar
from the government. About a year
ago Senator Windom, from his place in
the senate, publicly challenged the
senators on the Democratic side of the
chamber to name a single Republican
officer whom the thirty-three investiga­
tion committees had proved to have
stolen one dollar from this government."
This challenge has never been answered.
It remains open, without any juggle of
words, and it ought to be answered now
if the Democrats have. not lost every
particle of faith in the truth of their own
Assertions.
The truth is, that no intelligent Dem­
ocrat courts a comparison between
the official delinquencies under Demo­
cratic rule and those fairly chargeable to
Republican administrations. Loose
talking and reckless Democratic orators
gabble profusely about "Republican
thefts and frauds," the carnival of cor­
ruption which has obtained under Re­
publican supremacy in the government
of the Republic, and the "gigantic
frauds whicli were committed during
the war by Republican officials con­
tractors, and favorites. It is undeniable
thatin the expenditure of vast sums dur­
ing the rebellion, there was waste, even
fraud. But, compared with the losses
incurred by the government in piping
times of peace, when the disbursements of
the government were light, these losses
were insignificant. For example, the
last Democratic secretary of the Interior,
Jacob Thompson, is to this day a de­
faulter to the amount of $871,000, never
accounted for. What officer of
the government, under a Repub­
lican administration, was ever ac­
cused of any such theft as this?
Isaac F. Fowler, a Democratic post­
master of the city of New York, was a
defaulter in the sum of $170,$47, and
Samuel Swartwout, from whose crimes
we derive a word of infamy, and who
was a Democratic collector of the poit of
New York, ran away owing the govern­
ment $1,205,030. Then again,. R. P.
Hammond, another Democratic office­
holder, never accounted for $372,122 of
the public funds which lie misused
while collector of tlie port of San Fran­
cisco. Leaving out all amounts less
than $10,000, the defalcations and thefts
suffered by the government from 1830 to
18G1, when the Democrats went out of
power, footed up $6,874,302 and the
list of defaulting custodians of public
funds during these- Democratic days
shows a total loss of $3,218,019, making
a grand total of more than $10,000,000
to be charged to the account of Demo­
cratic official corruption, theft, and in­
competency in thirty years. And this is
the party that rants and raves about the
dishonesty of Republicans in office!
The only true test of the honesty of
any administration is a comparison of its
losses by theft or willful mismanage­
ment with its expenditures. A merchant
who employs one hundred clerks, sales­
men and cashiers, and transacts a busi
of five millions a year, must needs mnp
allowance for greater losses by pilfering
and theft than he who employs only
twenty men and transacts a business of a
million a year. Bui, when the Demo­
crats were in power, expending only
comparatively small sums of money, and
employing a few thousands of officials,
they stole more money than was stolen
under Republican rule, when the ex­
penditures of the government were
enormously increased. This must have
been true, in the very nature of things,
when a Democratic collector could get
away with more than a million of dollars,
postmaster with $170,947, and a cabi­
net officer with nearly one million.
These gigantic thefts were committed
during the very last days of Democratic
rule. Some' of the men who are now
hurrahing for their admirable stalking
horse, "the superb soldier," were en­
gaged in the leadership of the
Democratic party then, as. they are
now and, with Hancock for a
figure-head, they would expect to
increase they thefts which disgraced
the administration of Buchanan. But it
is unnecessary to multiply specific in­
stances of theft, like those which we
have just cited. The official records
show that the greatest losses sustained
by the government by theft and defalca­
tion were prior to 1861, during which
period they were at the rate of $5.17 for
every $lj000 collected and expended.
From 1861 up to the end of 1879 the
'losses were at the rate of 57 cents to
each $1,000. During Andrew Jackson's
partisan reign the government officials
lost and stole the public money at the
rate of $7.52 to the $1,000 and while
Martin Van Buren was president they
lost and stole money to the tune of
$11.71 to each $1,000 received and ex­
pended. In Buchanan's time, notwith­
standing the great thefts and defalca­
tions, the losses were $3.81 to the $1,000.
But during Lincoln's administration—a
time of great excitement and apparent
recklessness—the losses to the govern­
ment were only 57 cents to the $1,000,
while during Grant's administration the
rate was but 34 cents. These figures
are eloquent. They prove "that Demo­
cratic administration has always been
corrupt, reckless and dishonest. A
restoration of the Democratic party to
power would be a restoration of extrav­
agance and theft in office.
A Beautiful New York City.
Binghamton, N. Y., known as "The
Parlor City," claims to be the cleanest
town in America. Each residence has its
own lawn and ornamental flower beds.
There are no fences between these homes
tor on the stre^te/reo MJbf eye roves
v« xafr frz'i']3if$ti ai.
over an unbroken line of smooth-shaven
grass and carefully-tended flower-beds,
these extending from one .square to an­
other. Between the sidewalks and the
trees there is a narrow strip of grass,
which is kept as neatly and well-rolled
as the plots next the houses. Outside
are the rows of trees, and in many streets
there is a double row, one inside," and the
other outside of the sidewalk.
Grant—Garfield—Hancock.
Of fifty millions sovereigns, who shall
be head Our Grants, Blames, Wash
burns, Conklings, Shermans, Logans,
Tildens, Bayards, Davises, Hendricks,
Thurmans and Hancocks, each Magnus
Apollo in his circle, all possess substan­
tial virtues. .{
In the Chicago and Cincinnati conten­
tions the popular strength of these repre­
sentative men was tested, and, as often
occurs in the course of human events,
the last became first.
The charges and skirmishings, of fche
delegates for their respective favorites,
were valiant, their tactics splendid, their
management original and persistent.
This is especially true of thefamous 306,
a Spartan band—the Old Guard—whose
names should be set in gold on velvet.
Backed by millions of men and money,
their candidate, the most renowned citi­
zen and hero in the world, of tried
ability, his administrations compared
favorably with those of Washington and
Lincoln, how could they fail? Peace,
order and prosperity would be assured
the union and constitution magnified
the welfare of every section promoted,
and the national supremacy vindicated
by showing its teeth. From their stand­
point, so happy and imposing was the
outlook, how sore then their disappoint­
ment.
The first communication I ever saw in
print favoring Grant's second term, was
from my own hand. I have vied with
the most earnest in commending his pat­
riotism and achievements, and would
gladly see him again in the presidential
chair—no fear of a third term, no fear of
Bonapartism. But the convention,
staunch Republicans, sharp and saga­
cious, after ten days careful deliberation,
studying well the situation in their com­
bined wisdom and discretion, concluded
to relinquish all the prominent candi­
dates, and chose one not in the arena—
the office seeking the man, and not the
man the office. And what of him?
Character, bed-rock, of pronounced con­
victions, prompt, methodical, a civilian
and statesman, a gentleman and scholar,
a logician, a philosopher, in discipline
and culture pre-eminent. As a good
Republican, the majority ruling, I am
bound to support the nominee, and with
the old guard let me say "amen."
The Cincinnati convention, ignoring the
antecedents of the Democratic party—
their persistent denunciations of the mil­
itary as humiliating and degrading, as
tending to monarchy and despotism—
Strangely chose a life-long professional
soldier, accomplished in his line, brave
on the battle field, but in civil affairs a
novice. From boyhood in the regular
army, proverbially separate and apart
from the rest of mankind. Such a nom­
ination can only be accounted for by
considerations of sympathy with state
sovereignty, secession and revolution.
There is method in this madness. Gen­
eral Hancock's election would be a calam­
ity a rebel triumph a stride toward
anarchy and barbarism.
To this the friends of the Union and
coastitution simply object. The victo­
ries for justice and humanity, gained by
the bullet, they will defend by the bal­
lot, contending manfully under the
championship of the Republican nomi­
nee, one whose loyalty was never be­
clouded, James A. Garfield. A man who
in that dark hour of 1865 when the news
of Lincoln's assassination reached New
'York, and the people gathering in crowds,
were ready for violence, raised his hand
and with words of confidence in God and
in the government stilled every evil pas­
sion the man who in 1864 rebuked Alex­
ander Long in the house of representa­
tives, for his encouragement of the re­
bellion, declaring secession to be the toc­
sin of eternal war the man who, at the
recent dedication of a soldier's monu­
ment in Painesville, Ohio, spoke in elo­
quent and forcible terms of the heroes
who fought and suffered and died for our
glorious Union, kindling afresh the fires
of patriotism in every loyal breast. He
is tlie man by nature, education, experi­
ence,* and all his surroundings fitted to
stand at the head of the great American
republic.
The election of General HancoclcVould
mean surrender to the south, the
abandonment of all the issues and gains
of the war, costing $1,500,000,000 of
money and 1,000,000 precious lives, most­
ly our own kindred. It would mean
ignominiously resigning the U. S.
Government to those who have trampled
its banners in the dust. When Wade
Hampton pledged the 138 votes of the
solid south to any northern candidate the
convention might endorse, he well un­
derstood that such nominee would be un­
der southern dictation. Itwas a grand bid
for power,power the control of the govern­
ment. Good Lord, good Devil, Gabriel
or Apollyon—any body, anything for
power. With this aim the Democracy
supported Horace Greeley, a life-long
enemy, and with this aim, after all their
denunciations of the military as a step­
ping-stone to imperialism, they now
adopt General Hancock. O, consistency,
thou art a jewel! Should not such utter
lack of principle be thoroughly rebuked?
Who would trust our free institutions to
such hands Let no loyal man be de­
ceived or found napping. Eternal
vigilance is the price of liberty. Every
man to his post—better die than be a
traitor and a coward.
Bockford, HI., July 20th, 1880.
Mead Hoiaees.
Monarchs of the Forest.
The Calaver as grove of giant trees is
the most motherly yet discovered and the
one best known. It is situated on the
Stockton and Calaveras trail to the Yose
mite, and is distant 164 miles from San
Francisco. The number of trees 6f larger
size is not far from 100, with many
smaller ones on the outskirts. Most of
these have been named, and tables have
been published giving the exact height
and dimensions of each. Here are at least
twenty-five trees above 250 feet in height,
and thirty trees over 230 feet in height.
The four highest trees in the grove, and
perhaps on the American continent, are
the Keystone State," "Gen. Jackson,"
"Mother of the Forest" and "Daniel
.Webster." The height of the first-named
is 325 feet of the second, 319 feet of the
third 315 feet and of the fourth, 307
feet. A column might be filled with a
detaiiption of such like monsters as
"$&<£ Husband and Wife," a pur of
trees gracefully leaning against each
other, 350 feet nigh, and each sixty feet
in circumference "The Hermit," a soli­
tary specimen of great proportions "The
Ola Maid," a disconsolate-looking
spinster, fifty-nine feet i»ciroumference
"The Old Bachelor," a-rough, unkempt
old fellow, nearly 800 feet'm height
"The Beauty of the Fofest," with grace
fulfoliage and
symmetrical trunk "Uncle
Tom's Cabin," in the interior of which
twenty-five persons can be seated com­
fortably,
•Ll 'ir mm
TERMS: Two Dollars Per Annum, in Advance.
MINNESOTA STATE NEWS.
THE Revere house at Sleepy Eye was
destroyed by fire last week.
JOHN ANDERSON fell fifty feet from an
elevator at Brandon, Douglas county,
but will recover.
THEODORE JACOBS, of Jacobs Prairie,
broke a leg in jumping from a load of
hay the other day.
THE lazy vagrant tramps in many
places are milking the farmer's cows to
gain their sustenance.
A STATE teachers' institute, to contin­
ue for two weeks, will be held at Sauk
Center, beginning August 30th.
NATHANIEL GAKLAND. a prominent
business man of Waseca, died on the
26th ult. He was a native of Kingston,
N. H.
JOHN SmiivAN, a school-teacher who
resided in Farmington a few years ago,
died at his home in Greenwood, Eldora­
do county, Cal., on the 13th inst.
EUGENE W. SHENTON, a brakeman on
the Winona & St. Peter road, who was
killed at Sleepy Eye recently, was a
graduate of the Winona orphan school.
On the night of July 21st the stable
of Mr. Buchanan, seven miles from
Lamberton, was burned, together with
four fine horses. The work of an in­
cendiary.
JOHN SULLIVAN, of Feildon, Waton­
wan county, was so seriously cut by the
knives of Ins mower on the instep that
physicians were compelled to amputate
the foot at the ankle joint.
THE people of Brown's Valley have
taken steps towards effecting a township
organization, by selecting a list of offi­
cers, and petition the county commis­
sioners for their indorsement.
ON the 25th ult. lightning struck the
barn of John Ward, near Trott Brook,
Anoka county, and killed two valuable
horses, one belonging to Daniel Shannon,
the other to Wm. Ward. Two other
horses standing beside those killed were
uninjured.
GEOBGE ALIIEN, of St. Paul, captured
over 175 pounds of pike, pickerel, bass,
etc., in one day's fishing last Thursday.
This amount of fish is a pretty good
catch for one man, considering that it
wasn't a very good day for the business.
—Detroit Record,.
WHILE John McCarthy, of Antiem,
Watonwon county, was absent the other
day his children went to playing with
the harvester. A little three year old
daughter had her right thumb cleanly
amputated by the sickle between the
nail and first joint.
THE town of Foster has a real, live
lord as a permanent citizen—a Mr. Bur­
nett, formerly of Scotland. He has taken
a claim and has settled down to become
a true American citizen, and will engage
largely in agriculture, as he has means
at his command.—Ortonville
Herald.
WE saw a stalk of sugar cane, raised
on Gen. Edgerton's place, that measured
nine feet ten inches high, and another
raised by I. Gerould which measured
nine feet six inches. The stalks were
three and three-fourth inches in circum­
ference afoot above the ground. —Kas
8on Republican.
THE boss fat boy of the northwest is
living at Hereey. His weight is 397
pounds, and measures around the amall
part of the waist, 89 inches aged 25
years. Anti-fat medicine has no effect
upon him, as a two weeks' trial of the
remedy increased his weight just 12
pounds.
MR. SHAW of Winnebago city, partner
of Hon. A. H. Bullis in blooded cattle,
left last week for Portland, Me., where
he goes to secure nine more head of
Hereford cattle, from a shipload just ar­
rived at that place from England. These
gentleman are going into the business
extensively, and have now a large num­
ber of the best blooded cattle that can
be obtained.
RECENTLY Mr. McCracken was going
from Wykoff to his home on a load of
lumber, and while going down the
Wykoff. hill the lumber shoved forward
on the horses, causing an affright which
resulted in throwing him violently
against the trunk of a tree, terribly in­
juring his shoulder, side and arm, and
inflicting dangerous wonnds on his fore­
head.—Spring
Valley Vidette.
ON a late morning, while James
Schweizer, of Belle Creek, Goodhue
county, was examining his hives, think­
ing the grubs were at work, the bees
became enraged, and stung him repeat­
edly about the head and face. He was
taken to the house and help summoned,
but it was some hours before he fully
recovered consciousness. It was a nar­
row escape frOm being stung to death.
HOBACE, a nine-year old son of Moses
Hutchins, of Anoka, in attempting to
jump on a moving freight car on the
24th ult., which was being drawn by a
switch engine at the west end of the rail­
road bridge, missed,his footing, and his
right leg was run over by two wheels of
the car, cutting the foot off about two
inches above the ankle, and when the
unfortunate little fellow was found his
foot only hung by a single cord.
THE house of a Mr. Sweet, seven
miles north of Pipestone City, was
struck by lightning on the 18th inst.
Mrs. Sweet, who was preparing dinner
at the time, was prostrated by the shock,
while a little daughter was knocked
senseless and for a time was thought to
be dead, but was finally brought to con­
sciousness by her father having the pres­
ence of mind to grab her and rush out
into the rain that was falling in torrents.
DR. C. H. MITCHELL has lately per­
formed a surgical operation that reflects
credit upon his skill as an operator. It
was nothing less than the removal of a
sliver from the eye of Henry Dixon,
which entered the eye and projected
back of the pupiL The doctor cut
through the sclerotic and cornea until he
reached the larger end of the sliver,
when, applying ms tweezers, the enemy
was removed and the eye saved.—Elk
River News.
A FATAL accident occurred at Mission
creek last week, whereby Mr. Albert
Davis lost his life. He was employed
by Laird & Thomas in the lumber yard,
and was, on Friday morning assisting in
coupling cars about the yard, and in at­
tempting to make a coupling between
two cars loaded with piling, the ends of
two piles extended beyond the end of the
cars, and dose together, while his head
Was between the two. The cars were
barely moving at the time, and the
squeeze could not have been more than
a quarter of an inch, but enough to
make a rupture in his head, extending
out through the roof of his mouth. He
died soon after.—Rush
City Post.
WHEN the brooding hen leaves her
nest and sees how the beans, the peas,
and the tomatoes have grown during her
absence, die cries in dismay: Mercy I
this will never do," and the way she
scratches about that "garden sass un­
til it looks like a western town just after
a tornado, is a caution to potato bugs.
And how it mads the honest husband­
man when her fiendish chuckle reaches
his earsH?.Bo*ton Tmnscript^
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