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BUSINESS CARD8.
W. H. MEBBIOK,
LA WYER,
Richards' Block, Austin, Minn. 40-ly
QBMANZO ALLEN,
JUDOS Of PROBATE,
Attorney at Law and teal Estate Agent Uolleo
»nd Taxe« paid. Office in Baaford'i
Mock, Anatin, Minnesota. 39.^
MCDONALD, H. D., O. M.,
Graduate of HcGill Medical college, Montreal,
JM located in Ausita for the parpote of practicing
ni« profession. Office at Rev. 8, W. Diy^i resi­
dence, south aide Public Square, where all day and
night calls will be promptly responded to.
W.
L. HOLLISfKR, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Corner of Main and Winona Streets. Anatin, Min­
nesota. No car da. Jun20
M. QBE EN MAN,
A TTORNBY AT LAW.
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record,
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D* B. JOHNSON, JM
UJ8TIJ, HIM.
Office over DOBB TT
WOLD'S Drug store
and the U. 8.
Schleuder'a block, Main street,
•Anatin, Minn. 40 ly
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
A««HD, Minn. ac'ices in all the courts of the
alate. Prompt attention given to Collecting. Of
floe orer the Mower County Bank. jun30
J^AILWAY HOUSE,
HALL fc HA
Proprietor*. Bates, $2.00 per day. Gxd Banple
Booms up town. (Jucits carried to and from the
•city free of churge. Up town connect by tele­
phone at Olemmer A Pooler's. Anatin, Mfaii
|^ED CEDAB MTT.T-a,
J. GREGSON,
Manufacturer and Wholesale Dealer in the beat
brands of Greetrg' and Bakers' Floor. Also aU
kinds of Mill Feed for sale at his store on Main
•tree-, Austin, Minn., and at the Mill, two milea
•oath of the city.
fB8. U. L. AMES,
(Or tter known as MBS. TOPLIFF.) is back to
AUS'i'), to attend to all calls aa MID-WIFE, day or
nigtit. She is the rigue woman in the right piaoe.
Booms over Sweningson ft Johneon'a store. P. O.
aom. an.
w* M. HOVE,
LATE REGISTER OF DEEDS,
VU a complete Ateitraot of title to all the Real EA
rtate in Mower cin ity. WiU etamias titles, pay
'taxes for non-re«tden'8, *tc. Offloe in Dunckel
man's block. Jun20
"J^AFATETTE FRENCH,
A TTORSRY AT LA W,
Anstio, Minn. Collections and o'her businrsi at­
tended to careful and promptly. Agent oi the
£tna ad other Ftra Iusurjnce oompanies Office
Bank block. jun20
1. BATES,
MANUFACTYILXB AND DEALER IN
LIGHT AND HEAVY CARRIAGES,
Makes these goods to order in alip-top, satisfactory
manner. Dexter and side bir buggies a specialty.
Factory northeast corner of tubtic square, Autin,
Minnesota. 40-ly
E* B. CRANE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Seal Estate and Collection A^ent. Taxes paid for
non-residents. IVOffloe, 3d floor of Donkelman'a
new block, Maia street. lMf
JJOTXOCK & PIERCE,
BARBERS fc HAIR DRESSERSi
Booms under Mower County Bank, Main street,
Austin, Minn. Satisfaction guaranteed or no pay.
All branches of thebusintss conducted in the moat
approved style. VBatha—plunge or shower, hot
or cold attached.
G.
M. OAMEBON,
A TTORNEY AT LAW,
And Beal Estate Agent. Gollecttona made and
4axes paid. Office, north side Public Square, in
brick building, Austin, Minn.
H.
A. AVERY,
DENTIST,
BROWNSDALE.
"^•EI8RR ft SBORTT,
RE A EST
A
TE it COLLECTION A
SOCIETIES.
j^jlXUELITT LOIGE, No. 89, A. F. ft A. M.
A The regular communications of this lodge
^#^^.are held in Masonic Hall, third story Baa
lord's block, Austin, Minnesota, rathe firit
an third Wednesday evening* of each
month. o. I*, WEST. W. M.
L. G, BiSFOBD, Secretary.
JJOYAL ABCH C9APIEB, No. 14.
The stated convocations of this Chapter are
rheld in Masonic Hall, Anstio, Minnesota, on
ihe aieond maA fourth Friday eveuinga of each
month. O. WEST, M. M. H. P.
F. I. CRANE, Secretary.
GL. BCBNABD COMM4NDKRY, K.\ T.\ NOTW!
(A| Meets sroond Moaday evening of ach
.month at Masonic all.
D. B. SMITH, E. C.
C. H. DAVIDSON, Recorder-
O O.F.
The regular meetings of Austin
Lodge, No. 90, are held in their hall
every Tuesday evening. Odd Fellows
from other jurisdictions, whose busi­
ness may lead them Austin, are cordially invi'ed
to visit as. W. H. BULLOCK, N. G.
A. SiRauoi, Secretary.
JEWELRY.
"DON'T YOU FORGET IT!"
Gh Schleuder
IS AUSTIN'S
^PIONEER
DEALER IX
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,
SILVER-PLATED WARE, ETC.
__
yo*U °n him, and look over his elegant stock
ain KfMw
DRUGS, Ac.
jQORR A W0LI,
FBEKBIPTIOH
DRUGGISTS,
And dealers in
Stationeiy, Books, Etc
jn iM •USTIV,
vnrir.
CLOTHING.
CLOTHING!
AND GOODS FOR
Mens', Youths', Boys' and
Children's Wear,
In flne, 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 MADF,
CUT, TRIMMED,
ANI FINISHED
Than arc to be found elsewhere. This I guarantee
ALSO A FINE LINE OF
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
Hats and Caps,
Trunks and Valises.
An inspection of my atock is respectfully so­
licited.
B. DTJNKLEMANN,
THE CLOTHIER.
Store, corner ilain and-Bridge street**, opposite
First Nationil Brak, Austin, Miun. 40-ly
HARDWARE.
IRA JONES.
THE
THE
THE
PIONEER
PIONEER
PIONEER
HARDWARE STORE!
HARDWARE STORE
HARDWARE STORE
The best and most economical OOOKINO a a
HEATING STOVES ever brottgh to
this Market.
HARDWARE!
Unprecedented low prices for Cash.
TINWARE AND CUTLERY
TINWARE AND CUTLERY
TINWARE AND CUTLERY
THE BOSS
THE B08S
THE BOSS
HARDWARE STORE
HARDWARE STORE
HARDWARE STORE
IRA JONES.
SADDLERY.
j£AI8ER & UUlffEf
AUSTIN, MINN.,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
HARNESS,
8ADDLE9,
GENTS,
Conveyancers and Notaries Public, Brownsdale,
Minn. Improved and wild lands for sale in Mower
and Dodge counties. Titles examined and taxes
paid for non-residents. Jun20
HORSE COLLARS,
TRUNKS AND WHIPS,
Ac., ftc., &c., &c., &c.
REPAIRING) neatly and cheaply done. AU work
warranted
HOW WATCHES ARE MADF.
It will be apparent to any one who will examine
a SOLID OUD WATOH, that aMde from the neces
sarj thickness for engraving and polishing, a large
proportion ef the nicioua MSTAI. used is
needed only to stiffen and hold the engraved
portions in place and supply the necessary solidity
and strength. The surplus gold is actually need­
less so far as CTILITT and beauty are concerned.
In JAMES BOSS, PATENT GOLD WATOH 0ASE8
this WASTX of precious metal is overcome, and (he
SAME SOUDITT and STBXK8TH produced at from
one-third to one-hair the nlnal cost of so'id cases.
This process is of the most simple nature, as fol­
lows: A plate of nickel composition metal, especial­
ly adapted to the purpose, has two plates of SOLID
GOLD soldered one on each side. The three are
then passed between polished steel rollers, and the
result is a atrip of heavy plated composition, from
which the cases, backs, centres, bezels, etc., are cut
and shaped by suitable dies and formers. The
gold in these cases is sufficiently thick to admit of
all kinds of chasing, engraving and enameling the
engraved cases have been carried until worn per
fi ctly smooth by time and tue without removing
the gold.
THIS IS THE ONLY OA|£ MADE WITH TWO
PLATES OF SOLID GOLD AND WARRANTED
BY 8P10IAL 0ERTIF0ATE.
For sale by all Jewelers. Ask for illustrated Cat­
alogue, and to see warrant.
IRDNFUH
FOnmTHE
BLOOD
POEM
We recommend Carte** Ir«a Fills to every
woman who is Weak,Nervous, and Discouraged
partfcnlaifr those who km Thin, Me Lips,
Cold Hands and Feet, and who are without
Strength or AmWtton. These PiSa quiet the
Nerves, give Strength to the Body, induce Ke
fresliti«8lee|)t Bnrfch and Improve tbe qusHty
ot the Blood, and Purify and Bnghten the Conn
tattooo the Heart,
Herman Headache.
LsDCorrh«a.ftdasintl»e Back, and othsr farms
ofVnale Weakneaai Bemember that Iron ia
ma eC the eeutltaanta of tha Blood, and Ja the
earealeovaltt
wtth Hscvooa
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dramn, or Hntbj
OARTKK MEDIOINE OO^
M«w York OHy.
HUHOABIAIIIMMIGBAITTS.
Among the colonization schemes which
have recently come into notice in various
parts of Europe one of unusual promise
is that devised in Hungary to promote
emigration to this country. The pro­
jectors have in mind certain available
lands in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and
Virginia, on which they propose to es­
tablish villages of fifty or one-hundred
farms, the soil to be sold at cost on in­
stallments, and other lots in the com­
munity to be held for a rise, to reimburse
the movers in the enterprise. Some 500
families are said to be making prepara­
tions to come over in a body. They are,
in Hungary, well-settled farmers, used
to toil, and in no danger of becoming
poverty-stricken or vagrants. They are
said to be honest, liberal-minded, devout
and highly moral. Whether success will
follow the new departure depends on a
variety of circumstances, chiefly the
ability and integrity of those who have
the project in charge. But whether all
contingencies are provided for' or not,
there seems to be a considerable furore
for the movement in some parts of Hun-
gai7*
____________
THE CTSAHITY DODGE.
Law-abiding people are naturally
shocked at the success of the insanity
plea now so common in the annals of
criminal practice. The subject was
brought into such prominence in the
case of President Garfield's assassin that
the people at large have become more or
less conversant with the aiguments set
up by lawyers with desperate cases of so
called murderers on their hands. The
plea is more successful in America than
in Europe because of a loner popular
estimate of the value of life on account
of theborderisms incident to a newly-set
tled country. In the old world criminals
have less chance of escaping the noose
through a transparent plea as was re­
cently proven in the case of Dr. Lamson.
Another case is worthy of notice. A
young butcher, subject to epileptic fits,
escaped from Bicetre, and soon after­
ward stabbed a policeman in a street
brawl. Dr. Legrand du Saulle hesitated
to say whether the prisoner, who was
perfectly composed at his trial, was quite
respousible but Dr. Blanche, another
expert, emphatically declared that he
was so. "If he had committed a com­
mon assault with his hands, I should
have held him irresponsible," said Dr.
Blanche, because he is a man of violent
temper, who, when his fits are coming
on, takes offence at the smallest provo­
cation but in his hottest paroxysms he
knows quite well that he must not use
deadly weapons. He never did so in the
asylum, and his only excuse in this par­
ticular instance is that he had been
drinking but he is no more guiltless on
that account than an ordinary drunk­
ard." This opinion procured the pris­
oner's conviction and it was held to be
an important opinion, as establishing
tbe fact that the responsibility of al­
leged lunatics cannot oe settled by any
rules of general application, but must be
decided in each individual case according
to the circumstances. In short, the doc­
trine accepted by French medical jurists
is that before a lunatic can be declared
irresponsible for a crime it must be as­
certained whether his malady predis­
posed him to the perpetration of that
particular crime.
EXPLOSIONS IS F10TJB HILLS.
The inquiry started by the destruction
of the large flouring mills at Minne­
apolis, recently, have been partially an­
swered by an English parliamentary
paper containing a report by Thomas J.
Richards of tbe Consulative Branch
Board of Trade, to the home secretary,
respecting an explosion which took place
on September 14th, at the corn mill of
Messrs. Fitton & Son, at. Macclesfield.
The effects were of a very dangerous
character, a large part of the mill at the
north end being leveled with the ground,
and the roof over -a much larger area
destroyed, °and the engine-man being
killed by the fall of apart of the build­
ing. The damage to the mill was esti­
mated at between £5,000 and £6,000. it
appears that some millstones had been
running empty at the time of the explo­
sion, that aflame was produced between
the mill-stones, which was sufficient to
ignite the flour-dust diffused in the mill­
stone cases, and which being transmited
along the passages to the stive-room by
the continued ignition of dust, would
cause an explosion of the flour-dust in
stive-room.
Mr. Richards has been nuAfag general
inquiries into the question of fire and ex­
plosions in corn mills. He says that the
elements of danger exist in all corn mills
more or less, and notwithstanding the
comparative rareness with which dis­
asters of magnitude ocour, they are very
liable to take place. Ignitions of flour
dust are apt to cause slight explosions,
which, jarring greater bodies of dust iuto
a cloud, are liable to ignite and cause a
serious explosion or general firing of the
mill. Whether the effects of the ignition
of the dust are serious or slight, depends
upon the condition existing at the time.
A large number of fires occur in corn
mills, the origin of which is unknown.
Mr. Chatterton, the secretary of the
Millers' Mutual Life Insurance Com­
pany, informs me that he has records of
84 serious fires which have occurred in
corn mills since 1874, the origin of 56
being unknown. A majority of those
connected with the milling business are
probably Entirely unaware of tbe danger
which may exist in consequence of the
presence of a building devoted to the
useful and, to all appearance, harmless
occupation of the cleansing and grind­
ing of corn and the dressing of flour."
IMPURE MILE.
The bill recently passed by the New
Jersey legislature to suppress and pun­
ish the sale of impure milk, to
regulate the lale of skimmed milk, is a
commendable measure, says the New
York Times. Its restrictive provisions
are stringent, but excellent in scope, and
will receive the endorsement of the pub­
lic and all honest dealers. It provides
that any one who shall offer for sale,
transfer or carry, or have ia possession
with intent to sell, milk from which the
•M WW
VOL. XV.—NO. 7. AUSTIN, MOWER COUNTY, MINN., WEDNESDAY, MAY 10,1882.
cream has been removed, shall attach to
each and every can or other receptacle
a metal stamp with the words "skim­
med milk" engraved thereon. All who
offer for sale or have in their possession
skimmed milk not so marked, or any
-adulterated milk, are liable to a penalty
of $50 for the first offense and $100 for
the second offense and all subsequent
offenses of the kind. In default of pay­
ment the law imposes a penalty of im­
prisonment for not less than 10 or more
than 60 days. Similar penalties are
further imposed upon persons who shall
keep milking cows in a crowded or un­
healthy condition or feed them with food
which is calculated to produce impure,
diseased or unwholesome milk. The law
rigidly prohibits feeding the animals up­
on the distillery waste usually known as
"swill," or upon any substance what
ever which is in an unwholesome condi­
tion or has an unwholesome effect. So
far as the adulteration is concerned, the
new law is very comprehensive, and de­
clares that in addition to that doctored
with the common adulterant, water, all
milk shall be classed as adulterated
which is obtained from animals fed on
swill," or other deleterious stuff, or that
has been exposed to or contaminated by
the presence of unhealthy surroundings,
or in proximity to persons or places in­
fected with contagious disease. In gen*
eral, all milk found upon analysis to
contain less than 12 per cent, of milk
solids or more than 88 per cent, of wa­
tery fluid is classed as "adulterated."
For the purpose of securing proper in­
spection to suppress illegal traffic by
milk-dealers, the law finally provides for"
the appointment of an inspector at a
salary of $800 per year. This official is
empowered to open auy receptacle he
may suspect to contain "skimmed" or
impure milk for the purpose of analysis.
If this shall establish its impure charac­
ter, each can containing doctored fluid is
to be emptied and its owner prosecuted.
To insure the more thorough enactment
of the law, provision is also made for the
appointment of assistants to the inspec­
tor at a salary of $5 per day.
A Deserted Wife.
[From the Detroit Free Press.]
A strange record has lately been made
by oid-time residents of Indianapolis in
the courts of Iowa. About thirty years
ago a Miss White sell, whose family is
yet well known in this county, was
married to a man named John A. Sum­
mers, a tanner. Summers waB engaged
in his business with Mr. Simon Yandes,
and was a very enterprising and shrewd
young man. Some time before the war
Summers removed with his wife to Bock
Island, 111., where he experienced a
varied career. His wife, a beautiful
woman, became blind. He amassed a
large fortune, and was compelled to leave
the place because of an undue intimacy
with a handsome young widow. He re­
turned to this city to reside permanently,
but soon received such letters from the
young woman that one day in 1869 he
told his wife he intended again to go
west. He said he could do better there
than here, and promised to send for her
as soon as he had located a home. He
drew his money from tbe bank and left
the house that day, intending to make
the trip overland 'with a splendid team
of horses. He at first went to St.
Louis, and thence to Knobnoster,
Mo. After a short but prosperous
residence there he went to Eldora, Ia.,
where he made a large amount of
money, and living with the family of his
brother, passing himself off as an old
bachelor. About a year ago Mrs. Sum­
mers, who supposed that he was dead,
after trying in vain to hear from him,
received a strange letter. It was written
from a place unknown to her, and by a
person whose name she bad heard t»ut
could not locate. The letter told her
that her husband had recently died,
leaving a large estate to his brother at
Eldora, Ia. The letter was given to
Messrs. Hooker & Hatch, attorneys,
who, after an investigation, found thatit
was written by a sister of Mr. Summers,
who had not been remembered in the
will. She was jealous of the luck that
had befallen her brother John, and
satisfied herself with the hope that the
property might be recovered by the
rightful heiress. Mr. Hatch went to
Iowa and instituted suit against the
brother. The case was called for trial
about two months ago. The defendants
at first tried to show that the Samuel A.
Summers who gave them the property
and the man mentioned in the complaint
were not the same person. Failing in
that they swore that a few years before
his death Mr. Summers went to Indiana
and erected a monument on his wife's
grave. Their endeavor to impeach tbe
identity of Mrs. Summers was over­
thrown, and the jury returned a verdict
for the plaintiff. It was nearly thirteen
years from the time she last heard of her
husband until she recovered the prop­
erty, and the young woman who caused
the separation died in horrible agony
from an accident that befell her soon
after her relations with Mr. Summers
begun.
Aristotle's One-Horned Animals.
[From Nature.]
In Book III., chapter 2, of the right
and left organs of the bodies of atn'mai«)
Aristotle says that the horns of animnln
are, in the great majority of cases, two
in number. There are, however, excep­
tions, he thinks, to this rule in respect
to the horns, for there are some have
but a single horn—the dryx and the so
called Indian ass. In such nnimnla the
horn is set in the center of the head, for
as the middle belongs equally to both
extremes, this arrangement is the one
that comes nearest to each side having
its own horn. Dr. Ogle, in his note on
this passage, points out that the account
of the Indian ass, with a solid hoof and
a single horn, was taken by Aristotle
from Ctesias, and thatit has been plausi­
bly conjectured that the Indian rhinoc­
eros (Rhinoceros unicornis) is the ani­
mal meant for though, he says, this
animal has three toes, tney are so indis­
tinctly separated that the real character
of the foot might easily escape a casual
observer. At the same time ne observes
that on the obelisk of Mimroud, made
lo before the time of Ctesias, there is
represented a rhinoceros with feet dis­
tinctly divided into toes. An argument
on the side of this supposed identifica­
tion is, he adds, furnished by the fact
that the horn of the
MOWER COUNTY TRANSCRIPT.
Indian
ass was sup­
posed to have certain magical powers,
so that a oup made from it gave the
drinker immunity from poison, as is re­
lated by Philostratus in his life of Apol
lonius while similar virtues are assigned
in the east, to rhinoceros horn, even at
the present day. If the one-horned ass
of India be the Rhinoceros unicornis,"
may not the asses with horns by
Herodotus as among the swong the ani­
mals of Lybia, be the two-horned rhi
nooerotes of Afrioa?
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Released.
Parnell, Dillon and O'Kellev were released
from, Kilmainham jail on the 2d inat. On the
Bamejay gix suspects were released from prison
Suicidal.
William G. Crager, who recently obtained a
patent for a flying-maohine, and had become
pennueBs in making farther experiments, pat
a bullet through his brain in New York, after
breaking np his models.
National Finances*
The reduction of the public debt daring the
month of May was $14,415,823, making the
total redaction for the ten months of the liscal
year abont $120,000,000, or nearly double that
of the corresponding months of last year. The
total debt less cash in the treasury is now
$1,711,850,59$.
fits John Porter Pardoned*
In response to Fitz John Porter's application
for a remission of a portion of the sentence of
the court martial which excludes him from
ever holding an office of trust or profit under
the government. President Arthur on the 6th
inst.} issued a proclamation granting the re­
mission of the penalty mentioned. This re­
moves all legal obstacle to congressional action
and exhausts all the President's^powers in the
case tuider^ existing laws.
Tike Indians*
One hundred and forty-one citizens of
Northern Mexico and the Territory of New
Mexico have been massacred by Indians within
a fortnight and $75,000 worth of property
stolen or destroyed. It is believed that by the
recent prompt and vigorous action of the
United States and Mexican military authorities
the outrages of the hostile savages have been
suppressed, at least for the present.
A column of Mexican troops under Col. Gar­
cia met tbe Indians which were flying from
Col. Forsyth^ command, and killed seventy
eight of them, including their chief. Thirty
three of the hostiles were captured.
DeLong*« Sad Fate.
The following brief telegram, received by
Secretary Chandler ou the nignt of the 5th
inst., announces the finding of the bodies of
Capt. DeLong, of tbe Jeanuette, and his boat
crew.
LENA DELTA, March 24,1882,
via IRKUTSCH, May 5th, 1882.
To the Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C.:
Found Capt. DeLong and party dead. Fonnd all
papers and books. Will continue the search for
Chipp. MELVILLE.
The New York Herald also received a dis­
patch stating that the bodies of the brave cap­
tain and his crew of ten men wore found in one
spot. The effects of the party, including all
the books, maps and papers had been carefully
preserved and are in good condition.
Broke iail.
On the 4th inst., a farmer named Stinger,
residing near Fort Madison, Ia., discovered Polk
Wells and his partner Cook in his barn, and
compelled them to surrender. Wells is suffer­
ing severely from his wounds.
A bold escape took place from the Madison,
fa., penitentiary at 2 o'clock on the morning of
the 1st inst. "Poke" Wells, the train robber,
was tbe ringleader, and his accomplices were
two convicts named Fitzgerald and Cook. All
three were in the hospital. Wells being treated
for wounds received while being captured.
They chloroformed John Elder, the hospital
guard and overpowered the cell-room guard,
who appeared on the scene. The convicts
broke through the roof and made their escape.
Elder died from the effects of the chloroform.
Cruelly murdered*
lmblin, Ireland, was convulsed on the 6th
inst. by the cruel assassination of Lord Fred­
erick Cavendish, the new secretary for Ireland,
and Thomas Henry Burke, tinder secretary.
The victims were strolling in the park, half a
mile from the city gate, and a quarter of a
mile from thecbief secretary's lodge. A car
containing four men drove up, two of whom
drew knives and stabbed Cavendish and Burke
several times in the throat and breast. A hard
struggle for life was made, the corpses being
found ten paces apart. Two young gentlemen
riding bicycles discovered the bodies and sum
mo. ea the police. The ground was spattered
over with blood, and Cavendish's left arm was
broken. The pockets of the victims contained
coin, notes and watches, showing that robbery
was not the purpose of the crime. JJo clew to
the assassins has been obtained.
Raeine, Wis., Badly Scorched*
About midnight on the 5th inst., afire broke
out in the Goodrich Transportation Company's
warehouse, at Racine, Wis., and impelled by a
fierce northeast- gale, soon spread over a large
area of territory. The city's small fire depart­
ment was powerless to check the devastating
element, and !in response to urgent calls fire
engines from Milwaukee and Chicago repaired
to the scene. The fire was finally suppressed
at 6 o'clock on tbe morning of the 6th, after
seven squares of ground were swept over and
forty-four buildings and 10,000,000 feet of lum­
ber. Among the buildings destroyed were the
fine brick and iron structure occupied by the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com­
pany, the grain elevator, Miller's large shoe
factory and Congress Hall, the latter an old
landmark. Jones, Knapp ft Co., Kelly, Weeks
& Co. and Thomas Driver & Son, suffer the
loss of lumber stocks. The total loss is in the
neighborhood of $750,000, with an insurance
of little less than half. Fortunately no lives
were lost.
Fatal Explosions*
In a manufactory of clay balls for trap shoot­
ing at Cincinnati, O., on the 4th inst, MTB.
Amos Wfflber, wife of the proprietor, stepped
on one of the balls which exploded. This
frightened her so that she fell into a basket of
the manufactured articles, and in the explosion
which followed Mrs. Wceber was dangerously
injured and the side of the house blown out.
A boiler explosion at Wiggins' sawmills,
Upshur County, Texas, killed Willis and John
Williamson, twins.
Wm. Boyd was beheaded by the premature
explosion of a blast in the Kerr diggings at
Webb City, Mo., on the 4th inst.
By a colliery explosion at Leeds on the 2d
inst., seven persons were killed.
Three persons lost their lives and many re­
ceived injuries by the explosion of a powder
mill at Bilboa, Spain.
Thieves and Swindlers*
Boston detectives on the 6th pulled in thirty
street-car conductors who were using bogus
The residence of R. W. Roloson, No. 2,109
Prairie Avenue, Chicago, was robbed of silver­
ware and other property valued at $1,200, on the
night of the 4th inst.
Emery H. Thomas, of Jackson, Mich., who
robbed the store of Camp, Morrell & Co., of
$6,000 worth of silks, has b^en sentenced to
seven years' hard labor in tbe penitentiary.
A gigantic scheme of fraud and forgery has
been unearthed at St. Louis. A firm under
the name of Burt ft Miller occupied a room at
the corner of Fifth and Chestnut Streets,
from which they sent out circulars offering
government land scrip for sale. The authori­
ties made a descent on tbe office, but the prin­
cipals had flown. Meanwhile John B. Cameron,
believed to be a confederate of the gan?, was
arrested at Sioux Falls, Dakota, and taken to
Yankton. It is thought the gang must have
realised between $300,000 and $500,000.
Hallway mishaps*
A collision between Evansville and Illinois
Central freight trains occurred near Decatur,
on the 6th. Engineer W. B. Dawson received
fatal injuries, and both locomotives were de­
molished.
By a collision between a Lake Shore passen
and a Grand Trunk freight at Forty-second
Street, Chicago, on the 5th inst., James Corri
gan was instantly killed and Branford Hancock
and 3. J. Jay crippled for life. The latter is
assistant solicitor for the Grand Trunk Bail
road. The switch house, the freight engine
tender and a passenger car were demolished.
A gate-keeper is to blame for the 6mash-up.
An open switch caused the ditching of a train
at Danville, HI., on the 4th inst. A brakemau
was scalded to death and a fireman was so bad­
ly hurt that be will die.
In an accident .to a passenger train on the
Manitoba Road, at Siephan, on the 1st inst.,
Engineer Stein was killed and Fireman Markev
fatally injured. Both stuck to their cab and
thereby saved many lives.
An engine was ditched at St. Cloud, Minn.,
on the 1st inst., Isaac Estine, engineer, was In­
stantly killed.
A train was thrown from the track near Bob
lnson, Kansas, on the the 1st inst.. by collision
with a horse. Edward Ferris, engineer, was
crushed to death. •-{*M
niortnary*
Chico, a character known on every coarse in
the United States, died in the pest-house at
Louisville, on the 6th inst. His real name was
George Leslie.
Hon. Edward O'Brien, a ship-owner of
Thomastoa, Me., noted for philanthropic
fleeds, died at the age of 88.
Rear Admiral John Bodgers died at his resi­
dence at Georgetown Heights, D. C., on the 5th
inst., aged 70 years.
Ephraim S. Durfee died at Oshkosb, Wis.,[on
the 5th inst., aged 97. He was master of the
Rochester lodge of Masons in 1828 and con­
ferred the degrees on Morgan, who afterwards
mysteriously disappeared and was supposed to
have been murdered by the craft for devulging
secrets. In the excitement which followed,
Durfee was compelled to leave the vicinity.
He was a soldier of the war of 1812.
Colonel W. B. Snowhood, one of the oldest
citizens of Chicago, who had been a resident
of the city since 1836, died suddenly on the 5th
inst, aged about 80 years. Colonel Snowhook
was a native of Ireland, and a member of the
bar. He was collector of customs and United
States sub-treasurer at Chicago under Presi­
dents Polk and Pierce.
The Hon. Horace Maynard, of Tennessee, a
Knoxville, Tenn., on the 3d, aged 66. Mr.
Maynard was one of the few Southern patriots
who refused to side with the secessionists dur­
ing the war of the rebellion. He was a native
of. Massachusetts.
Beni. F. Delano, formerly United States
naval constructor, died at Brooklyn on the 30th
ult., aged 75.
minor mishaps*
Mrs. Mary McGuire, aged abont 60 years,
was burned to death at her home in Milwaukee,
Wis., on the 7th inst., by the upsetting of a
lamp.
By the capsizing of a row boat at Ogdens
burg, N. Y., on the 5th inst., Charles Inman,
Henry Boyce and A. M. Smith were drowned.
John Charleboix and two children were
drowned by breaking through the ice in Lake
Gatineau, Out., on the 4th inst.
Joseph Joyce, while at work at Fort Huron
in a diving suit, lost his prcBence of mind, and
died of congestion of the brain.
The Washington Street Baptist Church at
Dover, N. H., was swept awav hy fire on the 2d
inst. Late in the afternoon five persons were
standing inside the scorched walls when a
chimney and amass of brick fell over toward
them, lulling Judge Yarney, editor of the Dover
Inquirer ana the Daily Republican.
Charles Lord, living near Mount Ida, Mont­
gomery Couuty, Aik., shot in tbe dark at what
ne supposed was a wild animal and killed his
wife.
At Minneapolis, Minn., on the 3d inst.,
Albert Emdy was killed by a switch engine. A
crowd gathered, when a train swept along and
fatally crashed John Griffin and John Coch­
rane.
The body of Capt. Nelson of the schooner
Ironsides, was found floating in Chicago River
on the 1st inst. An examination proved that
the captain came to his death by drowning.
It was at first thought that a murder had been
committed.
At the stock yards, Chicago, on the 2d inst.,
Nick Sbiberiing pushed his child out of the way
of a railroad train and was himself cut to pieces.
Two children of Andrew Fleming were burned
to death by the burning of their home at
Arthur, Ont., on the 1st inst. Mr. and Mrs.
Fleming were badly burned.
Work of the Flames*
On the 6th inst. flames swept away Burnard's
furniture factory at Minneapolis, tbe Cumber­
land paper mills at Westbrook. Me., and tbe
Strasburg brewery at Bellows Falls, Yt. Com­
bined loss about $75,000.
Covell's extensive lumber yard at Whitehall,
Micb., was swept by fire on the 6th inst. Two
million feet of dry lumber was reduced to
ashes. Loss $45,000.
The courthouse' at Pittsburg, Pa., was de­
stroyed by fire on the 7th inst. Nearly all the
records were saved. Harry McDermott was
killed by falling debris while assisting in the
work of saving the documents. The building
originally cost $250,000.
A fire at Nevada, Mo., on the 7th inst., de­
stroyed the opera house building. Loss
$23,000.
The buildings of the Kinderbook, N. Y.,
Manufacturing Company, vanished in smoke
on the 5th inst. Loss $40,000.
Four oil and several ccal cars were consumed
by fire at Easton, Pa., on the 4th inst. Loss
$30,000. The fire was occasioned by an explo­
sion which followed a break down.
A steam fire engine house at Newark^ N. J.,
was consumed by fire on the 3d inst., together
with all the apparatus, engine, hose, carts,
hook and ladder trucks, etc. Loss $25,000.
The Washington Street Baptist Church,
Dover, N. C., fell a prey to flames on the 2d
inst. Loss $25,000.
Cox's carriage shop and five other buildings
were swept away by fire, at Middletown, Del.,
on the 2d inst.
A fire at Boston, Mass.. on .the 2d inst., de­
stroyed the Union Carpet Lining Works. Loss
$30,000.
Winnipeg suffered the loss of the Dundee
Block by fire, on the 30th ult. Loss between
$60,000 and $70,000.
The Washington Glass Works, Ithaca, N. Y.,
is amass of ruins, the result of afire on the
1st inst.
Several business houses on the pnblic square
in Shelbyville, Tenn., were consumed by fire, on
the 1st inst. LOSB $20,000.
Sixteen buildings, comprising the Bingham
School, at Mebanesviile, N. C., were swept
away by fire, on the 1st inst. No lives lost.
One of the barns of the Brighton Street Bail
way Company at Rochester, N. Y., took fire, on
the 30th ult. The fastenings were cut from 300
horses, and all but one dashed through the
flames. The property destroyed is estimated at
$18,000.
murderous Deeds*
Mary Jane Moore, wife of one of Haverly's
colored minstrels, was fatally shot by Tom
Webber, (colored) at Hot Springs, Ark., on the
6th lost. Gossip caused the crime.
Ou the 6th inst., at Leona, Kansas, Robert
Bechtner, an old German farmer, was found in
a room of the homestead, dead, having been
shot. In another room the boy discovered his
mother in a dying condition, with a revolver
lying near. The mother left a letter saying
that she had killed her husband because he was
about to disinherit her son.
The captain of the sloop Annie Southern and
a colored man were brutally murdered on board
the vessel at Pope's Creek, Md., on the night
of the 4th
inBt.
The murderer secured $1,000,
donned the dead captain's clothes and departed.
Near Pilot Bock. Johnson County, Ark., on
the evening of the 2d inst., Major George
Donglas, residing on a farm, was assassinated
while eating his supper, by an unknown person.
John Davidson, aged 23, kiDed his mother
aged 60, at Philadelphia, Pa., on the 4th inst.,
by .crushing her skull with an axe.
Henry Hart and Willy Williams, policemen,
were shot at Opelika, Ala., on the 4th inBt.
Hart was killed and Williams only slightly
wounded. Four roughs are charged with the
crime.
Howard, the king of the Colorado cattle
thieves, was killed in the recent fight near
Ouray, but Sheriff Bowman escaped with a
wound in the arm.
Mrs. Newton, wife of a railroad engineer, re­
siding in Louisville! administered morphine to.
child named Btusser and
then took ft potion herself. The child was
found dead, but Mrs. Newton will recover. Mr
Stusser, a widower, father of the adopted child,
was about to marry again, and tbe thought of
parting with her pet upset Mrs. Newton's mind.
Alfred Drake, a 16-year-old school-boy, at­
tempted to murder Miss Jennie Faulkner, at
St. Paul, Minn., on the 3d inst., but missed his
aim, and on being hotly
weapon on himself and blew his' brains out.
Miss Faulkner's parents objected to the young
man's attentions, hence the desperate act.
One Amatillan, a poor peasant, was shot
without trial at Jaliso, Mexico, on the 3d inst.,
on a charge of cattle stealing. The victim was
Afterwards proved innocent,
Edgar Chittenden, son of Dr. Chittenden, of
Anderson, Ind., was shot and probably fatally
wounded, on the night of the 2d inst., by one
Ryan, a defeated candidate for the position of
town marsnal.
The body of Roland Carrington, a young
Englishman, together with that of an unknown
person was found floating dowu the Rio Grande
River. The men arc supposed to have been
murdered and robbed.
At Vera Cruz, on the 2d inst., a policeman at­
tempted to arrest a man named Barrientoe.
The officer was Btabbed to death and Barrientos
shot five times.
A battle between a company of dragoons
and a number of banditd occurred near Yar
mora, Mexico, on the 2d iust. The troops were
badly defeated with the loss of their com­
mander, after a hard fight
Georgia's Curious Shaking Rock.
(From the Crawfordville Democrat.)
One of the main pointB of interest
here is an eccentric freak of nature known
as Shaking Bock, and never a stranger
comes to Lexington and leaves without
some of the people—proud always of
their village and all About it—shows him
this place. I cannot better describe it
than by saying it is the oddest thing any
one ever saw.' In the rear of the home
of the late Governor Gilmer is a huge
boulder standing by itself on the edge of
a etream. Upon this boulder is plage#
another rock, weighing about twenty
tons. It rests on a pinacle not two feet
square. So evenly is it balanced that
the slightest touch will cause it to rock,
and yet a hundred horses could not pull
it from its socket. There it has stood
for ages subjected to wind and storm un­
moved, a silent monument of the power
of the Creator.
FORTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS.
Senate*
MONDAY, May 1.—Allison introduced a bill
to provide for the construction of the Illinois
and Mississippi River Canal, and to cheapen
transportation—Saunders spoke in advocacy
of a constitutional amendment providing for
the election by the people of certain officers
now appointed bv the President, and the meas­
ure was referred by tbe judiciary committee.
—After an executive session the senate ad­
journed.
TUESDAY, May 2.—The bill passed granting
twelve condemned cannon to the Morton Monu­
ment Association of Indiana... .The pending
motion to refer to the jndiciary committee the
bill removing the disqualifications of ex-Con­
federates for any appointments was defeated
—yeas 23, nays 24—a party vote... .Adjourned.
WEDNESDAY, May 3.—The political disabili­
ties bill aroused along partisan debate. The
remainder of the day was consumed in debate
in committee on the bill to create a court of ap­
peals.
THURSDAY, May 4.—The bill passed for a
lighthouse at Point Patterson, Lake Michigan.
....Tbe bill repealing qualification for army
service imposed upon ex-Confederates came up
in order. The pending motion to commit to
the judiciary committee prevailed by a party
vote—yeas 29, nays 28... .The chair announced
his signature to the Chinese bill which now
goes to the President The court of appeals
bill occupied the remainder of the day.
FRIDAY, May 5.—Debate on the court of ap­
peals bill was resumed, but the bill went over
until Monday without action....Senate bills
passed: Restoring partitions of Fort Niobrara
military reservation, Kansas, withdrawn for
military purposes from tbe publio domain per­
mitting the lot formerly purchased for a
government building in Memphis to be utilized
as a site for a public library building....Ad­
journed until Monday.
House*
MONDAY, May 1.—Bills were introduced and
referred: Authorizing the appointment for a
special commission for promoting commercial
intercourse with the Central and South Ameri­
can states for the appointment of a commis­
sion of three army engineers to determiuo the
best route for ship canals to connect the lakes
with the Mississippi River and the Atlantic
with the Gulf of Mexico across Florida, and
appropriating $25,000 for expenses to trans­
fer the bureau of Indian affairs from the in­
terior to the war department... .After debate
the house, by a vote of 150 yeas to 60 nays,
voted to suspend the rules and adopt the
resolution designating May 9th for considera­
tion of the bill extending tbe charters of
national banks... .Millford (la.) moved to sus­
pend the rules and pass the bill dividing Iowa
into two judicial districts. Agreed to....On
motion of Haskell (£as.), the senate biU
passed, and an unimportant amendment, pro­
viding for the sale of lands of the Miami
Indians, Kansas... .The rales were suspended,
and bills passed for a pnblic building at Detroit,
Micb., $600,000 at Jackson, Tenn., $50,000
at Denver, Col., $300,000 at Greensboro, N.
C., $50,000 at Council Bluffs, Ia., $100,000
at Lynchburg, $100,000 at Peoria, 111., $225,
000. The above sums represent the maximum
cost of buildings when completed.
TUESDAY, May 2.—The house went into com­
mittee of the whole on the tariff bill. After
the committee rose the senate amendments to
the Chinese bill were concurred in....Ad­
journed.
WEDNESDAY, May 3.—The house went into
committee on the tariff commission bill. When
the committee rose, on motion of Peele (Ind.)
the senate amendments were concurred in to
the house bill granting condemned cannon to
tbe Morton Monumental Association Upde
graff (Iowa) from the select committee re­
specting the election-of president and vice
president, made a favorable report upon tbe
Dill to carry into effect the provisions of the
constitution respecting the election of president
and vice president. The report says in effect
the bill is a compromise of a great variety of
views on the pair of the committee. The first
eight sections provide a scheme for the count
by the two houses of congress, and are sub­
stantially the same as the senate biU. One sec­
tion provides that, notwithstanding this con­
gressional count, the title to office of president
or vice president may be tried and determined
by action in the nature of quo warranto. It is
Eave
rovided that proceedings in the case shall
precedence over all other business, and
wberever it was thought practicable to limit the
time it has been done. It is claimed any con­
test can be settled before the 4th of March..
The speaker announced the enrollment of the
Chinese bill and affixed his signature....Ad­
journed.
THUHSDAT, May 4.—The house went into
committee on the tariff commission bilL When
the committee rose an adjournment was taken.
FRIDAY, May 5.—The house went into com­
mittee of the whole on the tariff commission
bill. McLane (Md.) gave notice of a resolution
for a recommittal of the bill with instructions
to the ways and means committee to report
back the bill repealing internal revenue taxes
except the tax on spirits, fermented liquors and
tobacco, reducing the tax on whisky to 50 cents
per gallon and on malt liquor and tobacco 10
per cent, annually, and to report a bill reduc­
ing all existing duties on imports to the maxi­
mum revenue standard. The committee then
rose and the house took a recess At the
evening session forty-five pension bills were
passed.... Adjourned until to-morrow.
SATUBDAY, May 6.—The house went into
committee of the whole on the tariff 1 com­
mission bill. After action on several amend­
ments the bill was passed by a vote of 151 yeas
to 83 nays. A resolution was adopted permit­
ting the contestant in the Alabama contested
election case of Matson vs. Oates to withdraw
his papers. This leaves Oates in possession of
his seat... .Hubble introduced a.bill to enlarge
the powers and duties of the department of
agriculture. Referred. It provides that the
department of agriculture shall hereafter be
an executive department, and the commissioner
shall be known as secretary of agriculture, and
that the bureau for the collection of informa
tion concerning railways, manufactures, min­
ing interest ana animal industry, be attached
to the department.. ..Adjourned.
LATEST MARKET REPORTS*
NEW YORK.
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THE the sum of $8.67, which remained
of the fund used incelebratingin Ports­
mouth, N. H., on the 22d of February,
1832, the centenary of Washington's
birth, was deposited in the local savings
bank against the bi-centennial celebra­
tion, and now, at the expiration
qi
t^e time, amount* to $148.58.
half
MINNESOTA NEWS.
ONIIY about 150 dogs have been li­
censed in Minneapolis. The dog-catcher
will soon start out.
THE Lac qui Parle Press says that
there is not a glass
of whisky sold in that
county.
THB house of S. Van Yalkenburg, in
Sauk Center Township, was burned re­
cently.' Loss, 01,000.
ALLEN HUMPHREY, of Yerndale, was
so severely injured in a shingle mill as to
cause his death in a few hours.
AN offer of $150,000 has been made to
build a hotel in Grookston, contingent
upon the furnishing the site and a
bonus.
"AN "Emergency Fire Company"
has been organized in St. Peter, com­
posed entirely of ladies. This company
did good service at a recent fire.
THEY had a big tussle in Winona the
other day in electing a president of the
board of education. Dr. McGoughly
was elected on the 316th ballot.
THERE area great many chinch-bugs
in the eastern part of Olmstead County.
In ^some places they are thinltp.r than
they were last year.
FREDEBICK ERICKSON, of Fremont, the
other day killed seven young timber
wolves, for which he received a bounty
of $56 from tbe auditor of Winona
County.
OLIVER BCSKIBK, of. Middleville,
Wright County, aged 19 years, was
drowned recently while spearing fish.
He fell into the water and before he
could
be rescued life was extinct.
JAMES MASON, drunk, was sauntering
on the track at Brainerd, the other day,
when a train came along, pitched him
up and threw him into the air. He was
badly but not fatally wounded.
JAMES L. MURRAY-, a convict in the
state prison at Stillwater, escaped by
slipping on a workingman's blouse and
overalls, and passing out of the gate
with the citizen laborers.
THE Metropolitan dining-room at St.
Paul is now attended by 15 colored men,
just from Chicago, who take the place of
those discharged recently for riotous
conduct.
THE money for the purchase of the
fair grounds by the Bochester Fair As­
sociation, $4,500, has been deposited and
work on the grounds will be commenced
at once.
BISHOP C. D. Foss, of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, who has been quite
seriously ill at Minneapolis for some days
with malarial fever, is much improved
and, though still confined to his bed, is
considered out of danger.
JENNIE and Lillie Allen, sisters, died
at Moorhead the same night, last week
of diphtheria. They had been sick only
four days. Four other children in tbe
same family were at last accounts down
with the same disease.
PASSENGERS waiting at the depot
Tuesday night were somewhat surprised
to see the train go by without stopping,
but it soon stopped and came back, and
the conductor explained that he and the
engineer were both aBlcep, a fact due to
their being so badly over-worked.—Ben­
son Times.
As fast as settlement is being made
in Norman County, there are still thou­
sands of acres unoccupied. The gov­
ernment land in the vicinity of Ada and
other towns is of course all taken, but
there still remain lands of this character
from ten to twenty miles from town.
Bailroad land is plenty and cheap, and
can be procured all the way from one to
fifty miles from town at from $5.50 to$10
per acre.
Can't Keep One.
[From tbe Datroit frees.]
When hehad finished with the climate,
soil and productions of Idaho and had
stopped to blow his nose, one of the
group asked:
How about education facilities
That's the only thing we lack," re­
plied the old man with a mournful sigh.
We've got schools enough, but we
can't keep no teachers."
What's the trouble?"
\Y ell, take my school, for instance—
only two miles from the nearest house,
eminently situated on top of a hill, and
paying the highest salary. We can't
keep a teacher over two weeks."
"Dothey die?"
Some do though it's no place for
dying. We had a young fellow from
Ohio, and he meta grizzly and whistled
for him. The grizzly cum. We had
another and a widder run him down and
married him inside of a month. The
third one was lame, and the Injuns over­
took him. Then we tried women folks.
The first one got married the night she
lit down there I took the second about
the middle of the third week, and the
next one was abducted by a stage rob­
ber."
Why don't you get the ugliest, home­
liest woman you can find—some perfect
old terror, like that lantern-jawed, razor
faced female over by the ticket-window
Why don't we Stranger, von east­
ern folks will never understand us pio­
neers in the world—never. That's my
wife—the identical school teacher I mar­
ried, and she was the handsomest one in
the drove!"
Didn't Like Cigars.
While riding down town in a smoking
car of the Sixth Avenue Line, a reporter
of the New York Times was a witness to
an amusing occurrence. A portly and
well-dressed gentleman sat opposite him.
He was smoking a fragrant cigar, Which
he appeared to enjoy hugely. At
Twenty-third Street a person in the
garb of a lady entered the vehicle. She
carried at least $500 worth of dry goods
on her person, not to speak of her rich
jewelry and the beautiful King Charles
spaniel which she bore on her arm.
This striking vision attracted the atten­
tion, if not the admiration, of every gen­
tleman in the car except the happy man
referred to. He seemed to be absorbed
in his cigar and entirely oblivious to the
charms which druggists and modistes dis­
pense to the fair sex.
The lady gazed on this imperturbable
roan ia astonishment. She coughed and
sneezed gently, but he heeded her not.
She arose, walked across the car and
opened a window near the smoker. He
would not take the hint, but smoked on.
She could stand it no longer, and, again
arising, she walked over to the gentle­
man, deliberately drew the cigar from
his lips, and threw it through the win­
dow into the street.
The man's features never moved, and
he remained as quiet, statuesque and
composed as before. Neither was the
lady flurried. She took her seat com­
posedly opposite the gentleman, and
Eip.
atted the pretty spaniel as it lay In her
By thin time Fourteenth Street was
reached, the car window was still open,
and the gentleman prepared for action.
Quick as thought he seized the spaniel
and sent it yelping into the street
through the window. The lady scream­
ed, dashed through the door after the
animal and was seen no more.
"Served her right," waa the verdict
pf the pasprngan.

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