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THE Duluth fie mid s-ivs there are
about five hundred Colonels in that
THE Lanesboro Olftrion doesn't even
issue certified checks it doesn't issue
A MR. LE SUEUR ...f Nininger has
five acres of potatoes frozen in the
SENATOR BOUTWELL, while in Man
kato, was the guest of ex-Senator
TWENTY-TWO coal stoves have been
put in operation for the first time in
Lake City this fall.
MAJ. H. B. STRAIT slatted for
Washington Monday to be on hand at
the opening of Congress.
AND now a load of wood tipped over
in Fillmore county and broke the thigh
of a little son of David Overend.
THE residence of T. C. White, Au
ditor of Isanti county, was destroyed by
fire on the 19th ult. Loss 31,000.
WHAT will not those brakemen do
next One on the Sioux City road fell
the other day and fractured his nose.
GIBSON'S herd of short horns on the
Oakwood farm in Meeker county, has
been increased this fall to about fifty
THE poor muskrat is being dragged
out by all the country exchanges to
prove that we are going to have a mild
OLE KNUTSON, of Red Wing, fell
from a load of wood the other day, and
the wagon passed over him breaking
THE Mankato Review styles Mr. E.
P. Freeman, the most populous Sena
tor in the State," his majority count
ing up 2,700.
THE largest individual tax-payer in
Anoka county, is Mr. A. Davis. His
real estate and personal tax this year,
is over 8450.
SAMUEL ELLIS, a saloon keeper at
Owatonna, paid a fine of $72 the other
day, on account of keeping gambling
devices in his saloon.
MRS. GREELEY of Stillwater, 90
years old. whose hearing has been im
parled for thirty years, has recently
fully recovered the sense.
THOMAS JORGENSON of Hartland
in Freeborn county, made insane by the
loss of property, has been received in
to the State Asylum at St. Peter.
THE editor of the Wabasha Herald,
who thinks he can appreciate merit, is
republishing as literary articles some
of his war letter s, written in 1862.
OWING to a defect in the city
charter, of Faribault, the courts have de
cided that the authorities have no pow
er to enforce the collection of a poll tax.
A HARROWING report comes from
Chaska, Carver and Shakopee. The
brewers taking advantage of the neces
sities of the people, have advaneed beer
$1 per barrel.
OF THE SEW YORK STORE, AT HASTIAGS,
•lling his entire stock of
DRY GOODS AND CLOTHING,
AT PANIC PRICES.
For Wheat at $1.00 Per Bushel.
ALL GOODS WARRANTED as REPRESENTED
OR IVIONEY RETURNED
THE net proceeds of the late Catho
lic lair at Rochester were about 83.000.
WALTER ENGLE of Pr«ston, Fillmore
county, killed six fat hugs last week,
the net weight of which averaged 410
OTTO XEUBERT, a German confined
at Stillwater for desertion from Fort
Snelling, gave a violin concert to the
prisoners and visitors Thursday last.
ONE Robert MeClosky was last week
held at Rochester to stand trial on the
charge of stealing horses from near
that city about two years ago.
JOHN WARE, Esq., of Mantorvilh,
a lawyer well known iu that part of the
State, died on the 22d. His body
was taken to Waupun, Wis., where he
formerly resided, for burial.
A PASSENGER on an Ohio railroad
aroused from serene slumber by the
tooting of a whistle, exclaimed petulant
ly The train has caught up with
those cattle again I"
AN iron bridge. 19S feet in length
and 1G feet wide, and costing, with its
approaches, 811,133, has just been com
pleted over the Le Seuer river, at a
point known as Kerns' Crossing.
THE reported death of Capt. MeMick
en, recently of Mantorville, in Washing
ton Territory, seems to have been an
error, the last reports from that locality
leaving the Captain in excellent health.
CHAWLES doesn't go out now when
the grass is wet and his boots are black
ened. He says the blacking don't cost
muclf, but his mother is getting old and
lame, and can't handle a brush as she
ON the Ottawa paririe in Le Sueur
county, C. N. Pinney had a fine flock
of thirty-eight sheep, from which he
lost iourteen, with nine more wounded,
by an attack from does Monday night
of last week.
TWELVE years ago A. J. Miller, of
Mazeppa was cutting cord wood for a
living. Now he owns 500 acres of land
and has 7,000 bushels of wheat to sell.
He thinks it pays to farm.
THE editor of the St. Cloud limes
had a turkey sent to him all the way
from Michigan. That's what he
called it, and it remained for his wife
to discover that it was a Michigander.
COL. MCPHAIL did not go to Texas,
as expected, but has been heard from
at Omaha, where he was on his way
back to Redwood, intending to drive
his team across the country.
A FATHER MATHEW Temperance
Society has been organized at Pine
city. This organization is rapidly
spreading in this State, it already hav
ing flourishing societies in nearly all
the large towns.
NUMEROUS people in St. Charles are
it a a
chicken-pox, and all the old nurses of
the place are in a quandery as to what
they shall term it. and how it shall be
1 TOTIOiN- S E N -IJST 3 S O W E & E O W E
RED WING, GOODHU
E C0UN1T, MINN., DECEMBER 8, 1873.
HON. W. G. WARD, S. B. Williams.
Esq.. and J. W. Johnson & Co., in
keeping up the price of wheat, at this
place, are doing the right thing at the
right time. The ball Is still rolling.—
WORK on the new grist mill is being
pushed forward as expeditiously as the
weather will permit, and the intention
of the owners is to have it in running
order about the middle of January.—
Sauk Rapid* Sentinel.
W E havn't heard yet who will start
the First National Bank of Litchfield,
nor just exactly whether anybody is
going to, but we do know
one is really a necessity.—LitchjivM
REPORTS from St. Peter, Mankato.
Rochester, Winona, Red Wing. Lake
City, Litchfield, and other "leading
towns in the State, are to the effect that
pork is being marketed very freely.
The price ranges from 83.85 to
per 100 pounds.
THE St. Peter Tribune says that Lt.
John A. Lundeen started Thursday, the
20th. for San Francisco, where he is to
be stationed for the coming two years.
His standing in his class at West Point
gave him his choice of station, and he
selected San Francisco.
THE Owatonna Journal says: H.
M. Hastings. of'Lemond, in this county,
we may consider one of the substantial
farmers of the State. He this year
raised 9,000 bushels of wheat, 1*300
bushels of oats, 2,500 bushels of corn,
and other things in proportion. Hec"
is always happy, as though this immense
amount of labor was no burden to him.
A YOUNG man named Frank Stock
ing, a resident of Rochester, attempted
suicide, last Friday night, by shooting
himself twice in the head. One ball
entered the ear and passed out under
the chin the other was a flesh wound
in the forehead. He is alive, and
hopes are entertained of his recovery.
AT Beaver Falls recently a young
man named McLaughlin, while working
at a threshing machine, had the mis
fortune to have an.oat beard lodge in
his eye and penetrate half an inch in
side the main color. After ten days
of torment he proceeded to New Ulmweeks."
where the beard was taken out by a
IN the notice of meetings for Butter
field's creditor's his debts as set down
amount to about 832,000. If he makes
a fortune in South America he can
make good use of it by distributing
that much in Shakopee, St. Paul," Min
neapolis, and along the line of the Sioux
City road, for his creditors are many
THE Winona Republican says that
John Ferrell, claiming to hail from New
Ulm, arrived there some days since in
charge of an insane brother. Profess
ing his willingness to pay for his broth
er's keeping Ferrell succeeded in get
ting him admitted to the jail, when af
ter a few days had passed, spent by
Ferrell in laying around the saloons,
he jumped the town, since which noth
ing has been heard from him.
SAMUEL ELLIS, a saloon keeper, of
Owatonna, arrested Monday last charged
with keeping gambling devices in his
establishment, was found guilty by a
jury of his peers, and fined $75 and
costs in all $92.60, in default of which
imprisonment for 90 days. At first
Ellis concluded to accept the latter part
of the sentence, but after five hours'
confinement he changed his mind and
paid his fine.
FRIDAY, the 19th, two stables be
longing to John Zaizer, and J. G. John
son, both keepers of public houses at
Fergus Falls, wasfiredby an incendiary.
Fortunately the flames were discovered
in time to be extinguished. As gener
ally follows such a warning, the citizens
are now endeavoring to get up afire or
ganization. The first annual meeting
of the above named association, will be
held at the court house in that city, on
Tuesday the 9th of December.
HERE is the way the Monticello
Times utilizes the divine afflatus:
Now upon the earth lies, white and
tranquil, the beautiful emblem of new
ness and purity, furnishing a fruitful
theme for the imagination of the poet,
and good sledding
parties who aiv
owing us wood on subscription.''
THE weather prophet of St. Peter.
Mr. A. H. Benham. says we •shall have
more pleasant clays in 'December than
we had in two months of October and
THREE convicts were released from
the State Prison last Tuesday on par
dons. They were, Egbert Hull of Lyon
county, Theodore Singleton of Meeker
county, and Washington Piatt of Good
THE District, Conference of the Wi
nona District of the Methodist churches
in this State will be held at Lake City,
commencing on Tuesday evening, De
2d. and continuing three days.
The opening sermon will be preached
by Rev H. C. Jennings, of La Crescent.
D. S. KIXYON, cashier of the Firs
National Bank, who has been seriously
sick for several months, started Monday,
accompanied by Mrs. Gillet, for Califor
nia, with the hope of regaining his
health. We sincerely wish that he
may return with renewed strength..—
A GAYLORD SPAULDING, in the col-
umns of the Waseca News, has opened
war upon the custom of employing chap
lains for the two branches o( the State
Legislature. He says It is super
fluity—a dry bone of old fogy customs.
superstition and aristocracy,"and ought
to be abolished.
A. H. GRONLUND of Duluth had a
contract to get out stone on Isle Royal
in Lake Superior and was engaged in
cutting logs for a winter cabin" when
a tree fallen by one of his men struck
him on the back of the head and
crushed his face against the trunk of
another fallen tree. He survived his
injury about thirty hours. The Herald
of Duluth concludes its account of his
death by the remark that—
Mr. G. leaves a wife and two children,
with the prospect of another in a few
AT the December term of District
Court for Stearns county, commencing
at St. Cloud next Tuesday, Theodore
Steinburg is to be tried for the murder
of Robert Leitch two men named
Morrison and Greenleaf are to be tried
for burglary and attempted rape at
Sauk Centre last May and Phillips,
the Melrose express agent, is to be
tried for robbery.
A FIRE at New Ulm, yesterday
morning before daylight, burned the
building and stock of Newman & Co.'s
saloon and store also Mullen's hard
ware store, Laberer's jewelry store and
Hawenstein's saloon, little being saved
from either. Loss—$20,000, partly
covered by insurance.
ON account of the exceedingly low
wages to be obtained by going into the
woods, a iarge number of men are mak
ing arrangements to cut cord wood in
the woods during the winter, and we
suppose the corresponding increase eff
the wood cut will have a tendency to
keep wood at low figures this season.—
THE Rochester Post supposes that
Mr. Frank Stocking, the young man of
that city who attempted suicide by
shooting himself week before last, com
mitted the act in a moment of insanity
caused by much suffering from neural
gia. At first hopes of his recovery
were entertained, but on Friday it was
feared the result would be fatal.
MONDAY evening of last week Moses
Gates of Mankato was quietly walking
homeward when he met three men whocomposing
occupied the whole sidewalk, pushing
him off, and then struck him insensible
by blows on the back of his head and
on his face. Another Mankato man
was similarly assaulted the' same even
ing, but recovered himself and gave
one of the roughs a good drubbing.
THE residence of John McBride, jo
Lake City, with a portion of the furni
ture, was burned Wednesday morning.
The residence cost $3,000, and was
richly furnished. Insured for $2000.
SOME evil disposed person one night
recently made an opening in Taylor's
mill dam at Spring Valley in Fillmore
county, and let all the water out of the
pond. The act is supposed to have
been committed to gratify some petty
spite against the owner.
A FIRE at St. Peter yesterday morn
ing destroyed two small frame buildings
in the south part of St. Peter. Loss,
82,500 insurance. 81,400. The town
owns a tire engine, but it is held at the
depot on account of excessive freight
charges, so that the people had only
Babcock extinguishers to combat the
No wonder that this western country
bounds around into all latitudes, as it
were—now cavorting towards the
equator, and then scudding toward the
North Pole—rising and falling like a
patent thermometer into all altitudes,
and hurling us with irregular spasmod
ic actions through the seasons of rapid
ly alternating rain and snow, sleet and
sunshine—it has lost, its balancing
weight—Frank Daggett has gone east.
THE new Catholic Church in process
of erection at Maukato for the past
three or lour years, was dedicated Sun
day last. Bishop Grace officiating, as
sisted by Revs. Theodore Venn, of
Henderson Rev John Zuseck, of St.
Peter Rev. A. Berghold of New Ulm
and Rev A Wirth of Mankato. The
Ti: uuilding is situated on the cor
ner of Fifth and Mulberry streets—
a commanding position on the second
bench—and is in form of a Roman
cross. The frontage is G8 feet, and
the depth on Mulberry 172—the tran
sept being 30 by 90 feet. The steeple
is 175 f-i:i high. The building is of
brick, with massive stone trimmipgs.
The inside of the building i^very hand
somely arched. The entire cost is
840,000, or which but about $8,500
has been paid by the congregation, by
means of subscriptions, fairs and pic
nics. The building will comfortably
seat 1,400 persons. On the occasion
of the dedication these were all filled,
the large aisles crowded, and it is a safe
to estimate that at least 2,000 persons
The success of this great enterprise
is largely due to Father Augustine
Wirth, who for the past two years,
worked with unceasing energy for its
consummation and it is a" lasting
monument of his indefatigable efforts
and religious zeil and liberality of the
A circumstance has come to our
knowledge which will cause some of the
opponents of grangerism to feel rebuked,
and prove that the order is eminently
one of good, and is all it professes to be.
Mr. Kimball, a worthy and industrious
man a member of Tabor Grange, Lib
erty township, has been sick all the
fall and winter. Mr. Kimball's family,
owing to his and their sickness, has
become much reduced in means. Ap
plication was made by friends to the
township trustee for help to enable his
children to attend school. This gentle
man carefully examined the law and
found no warrant for any such action
Tabor Grange took the matter in hand
and have procured everything necessary
to make them comfortable 'and fit them
for school. Many of our charitable so
cieties and churches might take a profit
able lesson from this. None know so
well the effect of privation as the men
the grange. All they have
they have dug out of the earth, and
many a one has struggled with hard
ships and sickness, and being now in a
condition to help a worthy, needy broth
er, it is forthcoming. All honor to Ta
bor Grange, as well as to the teachings
of the order.—Indiana Granger