Newspaper Page Text
THE Grangers are preparing to build a wheat warehouse at Albert Lea. and another at Alden, in Freeborn County. A BARGE propelled by a horse pow er, is being experimented with on the upper Minnesota, with purpose to use it for running freight up and down the river, to and from Redwood Falls. We notice that those of our State exchanges which lately express any opinion on the subject, are all in favor of biennial sessions of the Legislature. ONE of the sad stories of losses by recent prairie fires is told by the Stand ard of Albert Lea, concerning Mr Greenslit, a farmer of Hayward town. The man had struggled for years in poverty bnt this year had as much as a thousand bushels of wheat in stacks, carefully plowed around, and went to the village and purchased a few luxuries, including a good suit of clothes for himself, such as he had not been able to bring. Next day he re turned, bringing back the goods which he was unable to pay for, because dur ing his absence the fire had swept over his plowing, burning not only his grain but his hay and fences. IT is not true that the Litchfield regulation lager beer glass holds three quarts. SEVERAL attempts have been made to burn the Oakwood house, Mankato, of late. JESSE WILSON, who killed Patsy Eagan at Brainard some time since, will have his trial at that place this week. ST. PAUL receives contributions from socialevilists of that city, as per the following, from The Press: 'There has been received the sum of $140 during the present month from the keepers of the various houses of ill-fame in this city, and $160 from the inmates themselves." THE MISSISSIPPI ROUTE. The New York Grocer, a newspaper devoted to the grocery and provision in terest, has the following in reference to the Mississippi route: We wish to do our part in directing attention to the wonderful natural out let for the productions of the great West, provided by a munificent Provi dence—the Mississippi river. Without a single interruption, needing neither lock nor dam, its broad, deep and fruc tifying current sweeps through 5,000 miles of territory, passing by the doors of ten or twelve States, never freezing, running into a gulf that widens into every ocean, and able to bear upon its ample bosom the products of a conti nent. Why is it that so little account of all these astonishing advantages is taken by our papers and our public men in the discussion of the cheap transpor tation question We have heard of but one reason assigned, and that is that grain cannot be transported in bulk down the Mississippi river, transferred to ships at New Orleans and make the transatlantic passage without danger of spoiling. We say not only that it can be done, but that it actually has more than once been done, with perfect safe ty and at much less expense. A LITTLE Swedish girl, while walk ing with her father on a starry night, absorbed in contemplation of the skies, being asked of what she was thinking, replied, I was thinking if the wrong LATE NEWS ITEMS. NEW YORK, Oct. 27th.—Letters from Berlin show that city has not only been affected by the American panic, but is preparing for one of its own, brought on by uninterrupted scandals on the Bourse, irregularity and insecu rity in every branch of business, prodi gality and waste among the middle class. Great suffering of the poor, a swelling tide of emigration, and all forms of pe cuniary distress hangover the city, and all said to be owing to nothing less than specie inflation. NEW YORK, Oct. 27th.—It is rumor ed that Wm. H. Vanderbilt, Jr., has sailed for Europe to negotiate two mil lion dollars of New York Central stock. The loan to the Union Trust Co. is not yet settled. According to a statement of the Directors, a difficulty has'arisen in the negotiation of the notes of the Commodore, the bankers whohad agreed to discount them refusing to do so uu less the capital of the Union Trust Com pany is enlarged by the payment of an additional million dollars. NEW YORK, Oct. 27.—In regard to the resumption of silver payment by the treasury, a dispatch to the evening papers says that Mr. Richardson has so far receded from the first announce ment that he wi'l only pay in silver part of the bill owed by the treasury, and that his plan for silver redemption was spoiled by the newspapers. We sup pose he refers to the Washington cor respondents, who made public the fact that the treasury intended to resume. The information these correspondents have given has been as follows: First, on what they claimed was by authority of the secretary, they said that the treasury was prepared to exchange sil ver-coin for currency. Second, falling back a step, that the treasury would only exchange silver for fractional cur rency. The sub-treasury to-day was overrun with applications for silver. Packages of currency were received by express from the interior, requesting that silver-coin be returned. The ap plications were sufficient to-day to take double the amount of coin the treasury has To-day the premium on gold was 108} to 108 5-6. Silver dimes were at a premium of 104 silver 25 and 30 cent pieces were at a premium of 103£, and now silver trade dollars, the only kind of dollars now coined, at about 101*. CINCINNATI, Ohio, Oct. 27.—The United States Senate Transportation Committee to-day met the committee of the Board of Trade and the Chamber of Commerce. The statistical report of the commerce of the Ohio River cities and towns were read, footing up $760, 000,000 annually, together with the rates of freight by rail and water com pared. In connection with the report the joint committees presented a recom mendation to Congress to improve the navigable rivers, to construct great wa ter lines with its own officers and re tain control of the same, and also ex pressed the opinion that the railway lines,, however numerous, could never supplant the use of the water courses. This afternoon the Senate Committee visited the suburbs, and to-night they are in conference with the committees of the two boards. side of heaved is so glorious, what* gration, and all forms of pecuniary dis must the right side be tress hang over the city, and all is said LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 27.—On 'Change to-day a dispatch was received announcing a visit by the Senatorial Committee on Transportation to-mor row, and a committee was appointed to confer with the visitors and afford them facilities for obtaining information. NEW YOEK, Oct. 27.—A letter from Berlin shows that that city has not only been affected by the American panic, but is preparing for one of its* own Scandals on the Bourse. Irregu larity and insecurity in every branch of business prodigality and waste among the middle classes great suffering among the poor a swelling tide of emi W V, I^T I I O I S E E N I N N O W E E O W E VOL. I. RED WING, GOODHUE C0UN1T, MINN., OCTOBER 29, 1873. to be owing to nothing less than the specie inflation. NEW YORK, Oct, 27.—The Baltic Gazette says: ••The Russian Govern ment has been obliged to order arrests among the Roman Catholic clersy in the diocese of Chelm. A vast politico religious conspiracy has been discovered among the clergy." ROME, Oct, 27.—The Jesuits will quit their establishments in Rome Nov. 2, and nearly all go to private houses. The General of the society proceeds to Belgium. MADRID, Oct. 27.—The Intransigente vessels obtained 20,000,000 reals by plundering the merchantmen of Valen cia. IT is reported that the insurgents at Cartagena are completely demoralized and their leaders dssagreeing among themselves. On the return of the fleet from Valencia the crews of the Te tuan and Mendez Nunez mutinied, and several of them were killed and wounded before subordination could be restored. The engines of the vessels are in a bad condition, and the Tetuan is reported to be leaking and making water fast. An attact upon the fort by the govern ment fleet was expected to begin yester day. The dbnvict soldiery of the In transigentes have also revolted, and de manded payment and supplies of cloth ing. HAVANA, Oct. 27.—A telegram from Spain announces that the government is getting steam transports* ready to carry 5,000 more troops to Cuba before the 30th of November. PARIS, Oct. 27.—The elections for municipal officers in several places yes terday generally resulted in Republican successes. Delegations from departments whom President MacMahon refused to receive had an interview with M. Thiers to-day. Frequent meetings of Republican deputies are held. The machinations of the Royalists are causing great irritation in the" prov inces. The Republican petitions, although prohibited by the prefects, are circula ting everywhere, and being numerously signed by the most influentialQitizens. ANTI-MONOPOLY CONVENTION. The Anti-Monopoly Convention in the Representative District comprising the towns of Wanamingo, Holden, Kenyon and Cherry Grove, met at the village of Kenyon on the 25th inst., at one o'clock p. M. Addison Hilton, was elected Chairman of the Convention, and E. G. Comstock, Sec retary. Alfred W. Hewitt of Kenyon, was unani mously nominated by acclamation for Rep resentative to the Legislature. A Committee for the ensuing year was elected, consisting of E. J. Winston and E. G. Comstock of Cherry Grove, Wm. Turner, of Kenyon, Halvor Everson of Holden and T. Cochrane of Hader village, town of Wanamingo. The following resolutions were offered by Addison Hilton, and adopted by the Convention: Resolved, First, That as a very large pro portion of the people of Minnesota belong to the producing classes, they should have a very large majority in the Legislature to protect their rights and interests, from un just legislation in favor of corporations and monopolies. Secprtd, We protest against the exorbi-State tant exactions of railroad and other corpo rations, and against all class legislation in tended to enrich a few monopolists and impoverish the working people. Third, We demand honesty and economy in the administration of all public affairs, and condemn all salary grabbers and backpay takers from the President down to the low est official, and we will not vote for one of them for any office. Fourth, We demand .the repeal of' the present high tariff on iron, steel, salt, wool en goods and all other articles of prime ne cessity, folly believing the present tariff an oppressive taxupon those least able to bear it, and tribute money to manufacturing ar istocrats. Fifth, That in all things the welfare ofthe producing classes shall be the object of rar most earnest efforts, and as this Anti- WMII^ IWIOT Monopoly organization is intended to be permanent, we invite all in sympathy with these principles to join us a-id work with us for equal rights and privileges and against the encroachments of aristocracy and monopoly. A Committee consisting of A. Hilton, Wm. Turner and L. A. Evans was chosen to wait upon Dr. Alfred W. Hewitt and in form him of his nomination. The Conven tion then adjourned. ADDISON HILTON, Chairman. E. G. COMSTOCK, Secretary. Republican Senatorial Conven tion. KED WING. Oct. 27, 1ST3. A convention was held a*, the Court House in the city of Red Wing on Monday, Oct. 27, 1873. at 2% o'clock pursuant to the call of the Republican District Convention, for the purpose of nominating a State Senator for the 10th Senatorial District, a Member of the House of Representatives from the city of Red Wing, and a Member of the House of Representatives from the District composed of the towns of Burnsidc, Grant. Featherstone, Hay Creek. Goodhue, Belvidere. Florence, Central Point and Wacoota. The Convention was called to order by M. S. Chandler, who read the call for the Convention. On motion E. VV. Brooks was elected Chairman of the Convention, Thos. Wilkinson, Secretary. On motion the chairman appointed Messrs. W. P. Brown, Chas. Spates and S. J. Willard committee on credentials, who reported the following dele gates entitled to seats in the Convention: From Red Wing, W. P. Brown, E. W. Brooks, R. H. Brown, L. R. Wellman, S. J. Willard, D. C. Hill, O. A. Indseth. E. J. Comer, T. K. Simmons, C. Brink. C. C. Webster, Thos. Wilkinson A. Danielson, A. B. Hawley, J. C. Hawes. From Bnrnside. Chas. Spates and Benj. Bevers. The report was on motion adopted. On motion, W. W. Kellogg and H. F. Armstrong were admitted to represent the town of Goodhue, and took their seats as members of the Conven tion and cast the vote of their town, and also Ru dolph Kruger ar: a member from Hay Creek. On motion the Convention proceeded to the nom ination of State Senator for the 16th Senatorial District. Gen. L. F. Hubbard was nominated by unanimous acclamation. On motion the Convention proceeded to the election of a Central Committee, which resulted in the election of W. P. Brown, of Red Wing. Chairman, H. F. Armstrong, of Goodhue, T. K. Simmons, of Red Wing, Rudolph Kruger, Hay Creek, and C. R. Brink of Red Wing. On motion the Convention adjourned sine die. REPRESENTATIVE CONVENTIONS. At the conclusion of the Seratorial Convention the delegates present from the Second Division of the District organized by the election of Rudolph Kruger as chairman, and Hon H. F. Armstrong as Secretary. By nomination and ballot Mr. Armstrong was nominated as candidate for the House of Repre sentatives, the vote being five for Armstrong and two for L. Jones. Mr. Armstrong declined the nomination in favor of Rudulph Kruger, whom he nominated. Upou a ballot Mr. Kruger was de clared the nominee of the Republican party. The delegates representing the First Division (city of Red Wing) then organized with Wm. P. Brown as Chairman and S. J. Willard as Secretary. It was moved and carried that the convention proceed to nominate a Representative. Major L. R. Wellman was named, but declined. The name of Hon. J. F. Pingrey was announced and he was nominated by acclamation The convention then, adjourned, the delibera tions having been very harmonious and the result entirely satisfactory. HOME MARKETS. In the following from an address delivered before the Dodge County Ag ricultural Society, Sept. 26th, 1873., by the Hon. W. D. Washburn, we find something which we wished to say to our readers, so forcibly and well said that insteadwe take the liberty of publishing the same: And still further, the people of our should seek relief by creatine and developing a home consumption and de mand for their products thus avoiding transportation extortions and the per sistent leeching of middle or commis sion men. This can be done most ef fectually by the extension and develop ment of our manufacturing interests and resources. Our State, both from location and climate is peculiarly adapt ed to carrying on most of the great manufacturing industries which bring population and wealth. .And to the farmers first of all it is important that this should be done. Whenever any considerable portion of the products of the State find a home consumption we can defy the management of the great NO, 3. through lines of Railroads. As the case now stands, let us for instance take the article of wool, which is raised, and largely exported from this State. This wool is, we will say, carried by curs to New England' for manufacture, at the same time bread-stuffs, wheat and corn go along to feed those en gaged in putting it into cloth or into whatever it is manufactured, upon all of which freights have to be paid. The manufactured article is then re turned to us upon which also freight has to be paid. Now suppose instead of all this the wool is manufactured here at home, all these freights, and the hundred and one commissions are saved, and the amount of money instead of go ing into the Railroad Treasuries, go in to the pockets of those who raise the wool and consume the products. So of other things. I have spoken of wool as illustrating my idea. Supposing in Minnesota we had a million of people engaged in manufactur ing, how quietly you would become in dependent of the transportation mono polies that now hold you in their vora cious clutches. No State in this Union has more interest in such an adjustment as to give proper encouragement to all legitimate industries than Minnesota, and no class of people in it is more in terested in the same direction than the agricultural class. I have already said more on this point than I intended I simply wish to enter my protest to the view that to some extent prevails, that there is an antagonism between our industrial pur suits, and that the success of our agri cultural interests are in any way de pended upon the destruction of all oth er interests. A FEW FACTS ABOUT OUR CUR RENCY. The Toledo Blade very forcibly says: All ob servers of current events must be somewhat sur prised at the fact that the Western banks have suf fered less from the monetary crisis than those of' the East. Ordinarily, such a r.-sult would not be expected, and a few years ago it could not have been possible. The cause of this comparative ease the Western money market exists in the fact that the balance of trade is in favor of the West that is, the West, is sending to market produce amounting in value to vastly more than her pur chases from Eastern merchants and manufacturers. In view of the difficulties and expense attending the transpartation of grain from the West last winter, the farmers have made extra efforts this year to market their surplus produce prior to the close of navigation. The result has been unusual activity in forwarding grains since the 1st of Au gust. The quality of wheat forwarded has been just about double that shipped during the corres ponding period last year. On the 27tW ult.. the visible supply of wheat was 10,688,609: while at the same date in 1872 it was but 5,354,720, little more than one half. To purchase this grain from the Western farmers there has been sent to Chicago daily, since the first of August, from $1,009,000 to $3,000,000 of currency. The farmers into whose pockets this money has gone, in small sums, are generally out of debt, and comparatively few of them keep bank accounts. The result is, the great bulk of this money has been practically absorbed by Western farmers, and is held by them for use as they may need in pur chasing more land, stock, etc., and is outside of the channels of currency circulation. We have only referred to the amount of currency daily sent to Chicago, but the reader will, of course, under stand that all Western grain markets have been similarly supplied, and that the currency thus forwarded has been, to a largo extent, thrown tem porarily out of circulation and beyond the reach of Eastern banks. Much of it must thus remain for some months, and but little of it cad be ex pected to return immediately. Heretofore, the grain of the West has moved forward in smaller bulk, the whole year being used in getting it into market the West has been in debt, ana the money forwarded has speedily returned to the great commercial centers, where it has been abund ant but now it is different. Circumstances have induced the farmers to push their produce into market at the earliest possible moment, and in stead of keeping the grain in their barns to be shipped during the winter and spring, they are keeping the money in their pockets, for nee as their wants may dictate. A little reflection will show that In this manner the great bulk of the vast amount of currency sent to the West for the purchase of produce remains there, and cannot re sonablybe expected to return except through a very slow process. e» QUEER PERSONS IN QUEER PLACES. An Irishman at a Quaker's meeting. A sailor in a synagogue. A mermaid asleep in an oyster-bed.