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KEROSENE retails at twenty cents
per gallon in Faribault and Red Wing.
DOUGLAS county is without a Judge
of Probate at the present time.
THERE are twenty-five Granges in
THE LeSueur Sentinel notes general
prosperity among the farmers in that
SOME one stole a hundred bushels of
wheat from the bin of David Steele, of
Ashland, last Monday.
THE jury failed to agree in the case
of the parties arrested at Dodge Center
for selling liquor to minors.
JOSEPH FORD, of Northfield, one of
the oldest settlers, has become insane
and has been sent to St. Peter.
A PARTY of hunters from Rochester,
who spent about six weeks up north of
St. Cloud, have returned with sixty
THE citizens of St. Paul have contrib
uted about $2,000 for the distressed set
tlers upon the frontier.
THE lawyers of St. Paul intend to
give a banquet jwhile the Legislature is
in session. St. Paul understands how
to make the Solons feel well.
ANOKA had six runaways one day
last week, and the editor of the Union
was one of the unfortunate victims.
HON. J. J. EGAN, of Duluth, went
East, and while there entered into a
marriage contract with Miss Hallowell,
a resident of Milwaukee.
JOHN AT MAN, living near Wabasha,
while digging a well last week, was
buried under fifty feet of earth. At
last accounts his body had not been
IN view of the hard times the people
of Stillwater have petitioned the City
Council to postpone work on the City
Hall, until a more convenient season.
WM. WELLS, of Cresco, Blue Earth
county, has repeated the Butterfield
escapade by running away from his wife
with his servant girl, leaving debts to
an amount between $3,000 and $4,000.
COMMITTEES have been appointed to
make arrangements for the first annual
meeting of the alumni of Minnesota,
some time during the Winter, at St.
IN importing blooded stock from oth
er States, be sure and always procure
young animals. This is a very import
ant item, and should not be overlooked.
ACCORDING to the statistical report
there are 4,870 sheep in Stearns coun
ty 3,918 cows. There also are 6,718
apple trees growing.
THE town of Shelby, in Faribault
county, has raised this year ten thous
and bushels of flax seed, which has been
threshed ready for market. Machinery
will soon be secured in that vicinity for
manipulating the straw into linen.
A YOUNG man at Worthington, some
time since, invested $100 in a widely
advertised lottery, hoping to draw the
$100,000. He has received by mail a
brass ring and an engraving of the
Father of his Country, and feels bad
THERE was a public concert in Chat
field, one evening recently—one of the
singers in which is thus alluded to by
the Democrat of that place: Last,
though not least, was the song by Hon.
R. A. Jones, of Rochester. Our
Dick," as a singest, is a decided success,
and we can only allude to his effort, as
the Hoosier did to the eloquence of his
station Minister, when he said: he
could be heard for ten miles round."
A NORWEGIAN farmer came to town
on Wednesday last, and sold five hun
dred bushels of wheat, receiving checks
for the same. He became partly intox
icated and lost them, probably beyond
recovery. He intended to apply the
money to clearing off a mortgage upon
,Y»farm, which will thus, probably, be
//crificedas the price of a few glasses
of blue rum.—Faribault Republican.
THE improvements of Albert Lea the
past year reached $34,310.
THE Grange Council of Martin coun
ty have their own warehouse and pro
pose to forward their own wheat.
A THIRD elevator will be built
Duluth the coming season.
JANESVILLE has a factory which
makes staves for six barrels per minute.
JANESVILLE guarantee 400 cows to
any party who will start a cheese facto
TtiE flouring and saw mills of the
Lieneau Bros., at Watertown, Wright
county, were totally destroyed by fire
last Sunday morning. No insurance.
THE Sauk Rapids Sentinel says that
Dr. J. J. De Lameter, of Fort Ripley,
has five measles, three scarlet fevers,
and the asthma. Poor fellow
THE Litchfield Ledger complains that
their elevator has been full and unable
to receive wheat for more than a week
past, in consequence of which business
has been rather on the decline.
THE epizootic has made its reappear
ance in Mower. Mr. Trowbridge, of
Lyle, has lost two horses, and a neiffh
bor of his one horse. It is reported
that there are several other cases in the
IT is now ascertained that the defal
cation of Treasurer Golding, of Mille
Lacs county, will reach about $2,000.
Golding is now in California, his wife
and four small children remaining at
his old home at Princeton.
IN view of the fact that the Grangers
of Blue Earth county propose, the com
ing season, to build flouring mills and
also warehouses for the storage of grain,
the Board of Trade of Mankato have
appointed a committee to secure the lo
cation of the buildings at that city if
PORK.—Gross Gates, G. Wheelock,
Pat Murray and Henry Straw, of Sara
toga, went to Winona last week with
seven loads of pork, containing sixty
hogs. Their aggregate weight was
20,069 pounds, for which they received
the handsome sum of $1,139 67.—S'.
THE rapid advance in the material
interests of Rock eounty are well illus
trated by the exhibition of a few figures.
The valuation as returned to the Coun
ty Auditor in 1871 when the first as
sessment was made, was $45,218. In
1872 the valuation was returned at
$68,827. In 1873 the valuation shows
the respectable footing of $173,328.
These are the amounts after deducting
$100 personal property to each tax-pay
er. The remarkable increase from 1872
to 1873 we expect to see more than
equaled in 1874. We want to see it
among the millions—Rock County Her
A FEW days since we visited the
trout manufactory at the Conway brook
of Messrs. Boston, Wood & Leadbeater.
These gentlemen eommeneed last spring
by building a pond, and catching a few
trout for seed. They have now about
2,000 old trout, and about 130,000 just
now in the process of hatching in their
hatching house. This enormous in
crease in their stock will necessitate the
building of other ponds and the enlarg
ing of the present ones, all of which
they will set about doing on the open
ing of spring.
The process of hatching is a very in
teresting one. As they come out of the
cell their organization is so thin that
with the aid of a glass the beating of
the heart and indeed the entire circula
tory apparatus can be distinctly seen.
The present cost of feeding their stock
is about one dollar per week, which is
invested in the scraps and offal from the
slaughter houses and the fish are so
tame that they wall come and take their
food out of the hands of those who are
accustomed to feed them, and allow
themselves to be handled and lifted out
of the water. Their large fish are com
plete pets, and most beautiful ones they
are.—Lake City Leader.
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RE WING MINNESOTA WEDNESDAY JANUAR 7,Iflgg. It/
New York imports 70,000 letters a
week from Great Britain.
—California pays $1,000,000 a year
Scotland for wheat bags.
—Indianapolis claims the third place
the list of the packing cities of the
world, and says it has the largest pork
packing house in existence, 394,000
hogs being slaughtered there last year.
—The Chicago City Attorney has
brought suit against the bondsmen of
David Gage, the defaulting City Treas
urer, and the State Attorney will bring
Gage before the grand jury for indict
ment on criminal action.
—Contrary to the Sheriff's expecta
tions, Harry Genet has not been cap
tured. The Sheriff believes that he
is still on Long Island, and Deputies
have been diligently scouring the sur
rounding country for him.
—Another steamer from Santiago de
Cuba arrived at Havana on the 26th,
bringing no intelligence of Ralph Keel-1
er, the missing correspondent of the
New York Tribune, who is supposed to:
have fallen overboard from the steamer
Cienfuegos op her last trip from Santi
—The United States Senatorial
Transportation Committee met at At
lanta, Ga., on Wednesday, Col. B. WJ
Frobel made an argument in "favor of!
the Atlantic and Great Western Canal.
Colonel McFarland, of the United
States Engineers, made a report of
survey of the route
—The New York Herald's^ Key
West special states that the United
States steamer Pinta was suddenly or
dered to sea on the night of the 24th,
under sealed orders. Her destination
is known to be one of the Cuban ports.
It is rumored that some new complica
tion has arisen.
—In Peoria, a lady teacher in one
of the public schools was amazed, the
other day,"by seeing a'perfect forest of
juvenile hands fly up in the air, and
shake and gesticulate with violent agi
tation. What do you want queried
the puzzled instructor. Chorus—
Yer hair is fallin' off."
—The law of 1789, making it the
duty of the Secretary of the Treasury,
to appear before Congress personally,
or in writing, and explain his views
on the finances, has never been repealed,
and a member of the House proposes
to offer a resolution, after the holidays,
requiring Secretary Richardson to ap
pear in the House and explain his
views on several financial propositions
among others his proposed increased
—The aggregate value of land, in
Goodhue county, other than in town
lots, including the structures thereon is
$2,860,274. Aggregate value of town
and city lots, and structures thereon,
$709,598. Total value of land and
structures, $3,569,872. Value of per
sonal property, $1,261,677. Grand to
tal, $4,841,5% For the year 1872 it
was $4,718,514, showing,"as will be
seen, a considerable increase. The
amount of taxes assessed is $127,971.72,
against $116,197.55 in 1872. The
State taxes amounted to $23,207.68
the two mill school tax is $9,683.10,
and the special school tax to $42,384.
—Judge Dillon, of the United States
Circuit Court for the 8th Judicial Dis
trict, has filed a decision in St. Paul of
great importance to dealers in wheat,
overruling the decision of the Court in
the case of RAHILLY VS. WILSON.
He holds that owners of wheat receipts
should share with the general creditors
of bankrupt warehousemen, and that
the wheat should be sold for the bene
fit of the estate. The Judge suggests
that additional legislation is required to
protect the grain depositor against the
insolvency of proprietors of elevators.
The suit was brought in the District
Court to settle the title to 1,500 bush
els of wheat or its money value, now ly
ing in the registry of that Court.- Wi
W E & E O W E
County Union Meeting.
A regular meeting of the Olmstead
Couuty Union of P. of H. was held in
the Good Templar's Hall, Friday,
HI., Dec. 26, 1873. Thirteen Granges
of the county were represented.
The question assigned to the several
Granges at the last meeting for general
consideration, in regard to the law re
straining cattle from running at lar»e
was taken up and discussed at some
length. Several Granges had taken
action upon the question of fencing
in and the delegates were prepared to
make a report. As this- is a matter of
no little interest to the public at the
present time, a brief statement of the
points presented may not be out of
Mr. Pearce stated that the Roches
ter Grange had held an open meeting
for the discussion of this question, and
about two-thirds of those present at
that meeting were in favor of the re
peal of the present law.
Mr. W. Irish stated that the Orono
co Grange had a passed a resolution un
animously, asking for a repeal of the
Mr. W. Elliot said that a majority
in the Chester Grange were in favor of
the repeal of the present law and the
enactment of another one, similar or
more stringent, to be submitted to the
voters of the several.towns.
Mr. W. Lull stated that an open
meeting had been held in Marion for
Ihe discussion of this question, and it
sustain the present law.
Mr. J. L. Wright said that the ques
tion had not been considered by the
Whitewater Grange, but as cattle were
riot allowed to run at large in Dover, he
presumed the people there were gen
erally in favor of sustaining the present
Mr. O. Potter said that the Union
Grange had taken no action, but he
thought a majority of the people of Orion
were in favor of retaining the law as it
Mr. J. S. Pearson stated that the
High Forest Grange, passed a resolu
tion unanimously, favoring the repeal
of the fencing in law.
Mr. A. Brockway said that the Cas
cade Grange had taken no action on
the subject, but he believed the mem
bers were nearly all in favor of the
Mr. Page said that there was a diver
sity of opinion upon the subject in the
Pleasant Grove, but the question had
not as yet been publicly discussed by
their Grange. He thought the majori
ty there were disposed to regard cattle
running at large (in law) as trespassers.
WdecMedbyalargemaio^ythat it WWrt "&
was for the interest of the farmers td 5 Ae annual
—._• .i election or officers. »-, '.***••
Mr. J. H. Rinderneckt said that no
definite action had been taken by the
Chatfield and Elmira Grange, but he
thought a vote upon the question would
carry unanimously to sustain the pres
Mr. M. C. Fuller said he thought no
action had been taken on the question
by the Excelsior Grange. They had a
OF THE NEW YORK STORE, AT HASTINGS,
is selling his entire stock of
DRY GOODS AID CLOTHIIG,
AT PANIC PRICES.
For Wheat at $1.00 Per Bushel,
town by-law in Farmington prohibiting
cattle from running at large', and as
there was Only one vacant quarter sec
tion in the town, "fencing in" was a
necessity there and nearly everybody
was in favor of retaining the present
law. The question being declared open
for general discussion, Mr. Fuller pro
ceeded to make some extended remarks
upon the importance, justice and gener
al results of the law. He was followed
by Mr. Irish and Mr. J. P. Reuber who
strongly advocated the repeal of the
Messrs. B. F. Perry, H. K. Blethen,
J. H. Rinderneckt, A. Robinson and
others spoke of the general results of
the law and against its repeal.
On motion it was decided that each
Grange of the county be requested to
bold an open meeting for the discussion
of this question, and the delegates to
the next meeting be especially requested
to bring in a report of the same.
On motion of Mr. Page it was also
decided that Granges be requested to
discuss, at the same meeting, the pro
priety of changing the present law in
regard to the collection of taxes, and
allow the several towns to collect their
The subject of Insurance" was
brought up and thJ question of appoint
ing a committee to investigate the af
fairs of the Minneapolis Farmers' Insu
rance Association was discussed at some
length by Messrs. Page, Perry and Rin
derneckt. On motion the whole sub
ject was laid up** the table, and the
The list of officers elected for the en
suing vcar is as follows
Master—Q. H. Page.
Overseer -H. G. McCaleb.
Asst. Steward—Z. T. Newsham.
Chaplain—M. C. Fuller.
Secretary—8. D. Hillman.
Asst. Secretary—H. T. Hamon.
G. K.—W. Irish.
THE extent of the wheat trade of
Southern Minnesota is indicated by the
fact that on Monday, the 20th inst.,
there were 375 cars loaded with wheat
between Winona and Rochester await
ing shipment. The road is almost
blocked up with grain, because the
Northwestern Company has not locomo
tives enough to meet the demand. Wi
AL G00BJ3 WARRANTE as REPRESENTED
GOOD COMMON LUMBER,
1 2 to S 1 4 Pe Thousand,
and will take
NO. 1 WHEAT
$1 PER BUSHEL
Will make it an object for men putting up build
ings to buy their entire bill from me.
B. C. LIBBY.