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The Grange Advance
h. t£. YOUNG, EDITOR AND PBOP'B.
SUMMARY OP THE NEWS.
Crimes, Criminals and Casualties.
A fire at San Francisco destroyed
over $300,000 worth of property.
Six negro murderers paid the pen
alty of their crime in the court of Judge
Lynch, at Edgefield, S. C.
Out of a party of twenty-two young
men who left Cincinnati for the Black Hills
eleven were killed by the Indians.
The government recovered over a
half-million from the whisky ring of St.
Louis in one day, and it was not an exceed
ingly good day for recoveries, either.
Samuel J. Frost was another victim
of his own crime, on the 25th. He was
hanged at Worcester, Mass. His head was
torn completely from his body by the drop.
Thomas Piper, the fiend who mur
dered little Mabel Young in the Boston
church belfry, and who was also the sell
confessed murderer of Bridget Landergin
was hanged on last hangman's day—the
25th. The crowd outside the jail yard sent
up a loud cheer when his death was an
Personal, Impersonal and Political.
Mrs. Satoris' infant child is dead.
Edward F. Reale, of California, has
been appointed minister to Austria.
Manton Marble has sold out the New
York World to Wm. Henry Hurlbut.
2 he Republicans of Illinois have
nominated Shelby McGollum for Governor.
John Dahleman died in Milwaukee,
on the 2lst, aged 105 years. He was born in
Westphalia in 1771.
The eighth Iowa district has nominat
ed Col. S Sappasthe Republican can
didate for Congress.
While several vessels were ice-lock
ed in Duluth harbor the 700 passengers on
the steamer Ontario got short of provisions,
and for a time prospects were indeed serious.
Miscellaneous News Items.
There is one officer to each four en
listed men in the naval service.
Joe Dion beat Shaw in their Cen
tennial billiard match 300 to 25 points in five
About two thousand coffins were cre
mated by an incendiary fire at Pittsburgh, a
few days since.
Six thousand silk worms have arriv
ed at the exhibition irom China, and already
commenced to spin.
The base ball epidemic has broken
out afresh and bids fair to be the greatest
centennial nuisance of the year.
The authorities of Bismarck have
been authorized to call upon the military ot
Fort Lincoln lor aid, in case of an Indian at
tack on that town.
The great painting of the Prodigal
Son, the property ol Mr. Derby, has been des
troyed by fire at Cincinnati. It was valued
at $100,000, commercially.
The Presbyterian general assembly
lias adopted a report discountenancing the
mournful inconsistency of church members
giving promiscous dancing parties.
Laramie City was visited by a heavy
snow storm on the 22d, which is strange lor
Wyoming, when mosquitoes are about in
At the opening of the Right Worthy
Grand Lodge of Knight Templars of the
world, at Louisville, Ky., delegates were
present from all parts oi the world.
The twenty-two young men, of
whom eleven were recently killed by Indians
in the Black Hills, were sons of wealthy pa
rents in Cincinnati, and went to tne Hills for
A violent rain and snow storm
served to keep good the reputation of Colora
do on the 23d. At Central City the snow was
reported to be three feet deep, and all rail
road trains on four lines were suspended.
The "Seftas" of Turkey demand
that the Sultan deposit twenty-five million
dollars in the public treasury, reduce the
civil list to five million dollars, establish a
national council and appoint a European min
ister ol finance.
The storms of Sunday, the 21st were
very severe in Illinois. Michigan and Iowa.
The town ol Gayville, in Iowa, was made a
total wreck. Hailstones tell to the depth oi
four inches, some of them measuring two
inches in diameter.
A great auction sale of domestic
goods by the bale was held in New York, at
which bidding was so lively and prices ob
tained so good as to indicate a really firm
condition of the market, rather than fa panic
as has been predicted.
Bismarck furnished the Black Hills
hero of the season. His name was J. C.
Dodge, and in a single-handed fight with the
Indians, after emptying all but one barrel of
his revolver, he shot himself in the head
rather than be taken alive.
A resolution was offered in the Grand
Lodge of Knights Templar of the World at
Louisville, to demand that the Centennial
commissioners prohibit the sale of intoxicat
ing liquors on the exhibition grounds. A
member suggested that the resolution be
made to read "urge," but the mover said the
exhibition was paid for by the country, and
the citizens have aright to "demand."
News From the National Capital.
Much comment was occasioned by
the appointment of Don Cameron as Secre
tary ol the Navy.
Secretary Robeson will be given an
opportunity to answer the damaging reports
against him, before the naval investigating
The President has withdrawn the
nomination of Wirt Sikes as consul at Flor-
ence, Italy, and nominated J. S. Ruttan,
The President has authorized Gen.
Sheridan to protect Black Hills lunatics from
th« hatchet, bow and scalping knife. He
sayg that arrangements are on foot for open
ing up the whole country to settlement.
The Senate committee on appropri
tions refuse to concur in the House bill for a
ten per oent reduction ot all clerks' salaries
in the executive departments, also in the
provision prohibiting political assessments.
The Senate committee on postal af
fairs has agreed to the restoration oi the
franking privileges so far as to admit heads
of departments and members of congress to
send free all letters or packages sent on pure
ly official business., ^.\
ThePresident hasnominatedand the
Senate oonfirmed Bdward Pierrepont, of New
York, (Attorney General) Minister to Eng
land Alphonso Taft, of Ohio, (Secretary of
War) Attorney General and J. Donald Cam
eron, of Pennsylvania, to be Secretary of War,
Vice President Huntington has writ
ten a letter to the chairman of the House
committee on judiciary in which he says the
company recognizes the desirability of a
final settlement of the difference between the
Central Pacific company and the government,
and offers to compromise.
Secretary Bristow received a com
munication from the revenue officers of Mis
souri asking for military assistance in enforc
ingthe revenue laws in Cape Girardan county,
where there area largenumber of illicit stills.
A military company was at once ordered
Mr. Blaine having objected, the com
mittee for the investigation oi certain charges
against him decided that the sub-committee
was not authorized to investigate the ques
tion whether any corrupt use of bonds was
made to secure legislation unless it referred
to the Little Rock and Arkansas bonds which
came into the possession of the Union Pa
The photograph of the holder in a
free ticket will be rigorously insisted upon
after June 1.
Sheds are now being provided for
those who desire to drive to the exhibition
in their own vehicles.
The great demostration of the Na
tional devision of the Sons of Temperance
will take place June 12.
"The American Soldier," the collos
sal statue cut in Westerly granite is expect
ed immediately from Rhode Island.
It has been ascertained that 7,000
persons from Mississippi will visit the exhi
bition during the months ol July and Sep
Puget Sounds, Alaska, sends an In
dian carving 40 feet high—a specimen of the
wood of the region, and oi the skill of the
Forty tents have been put up intend
tended for the accommodation of the officers
of the United States army and employes as
signed lor duty on the Centennial grounds.
St. Paul, May 28.—Wheat in New
York to-day, Ql.firstname.lastname@example.org Chicago, No. 2,
$1.05 Milwaukee, $email@example.com St. Paul,
extra, §firstname.lastname@example.org No. 1, $1.00.
Gold closed at $1.12&.
A New York report says: "Minnesota
wheat is active and firm, with the demand in
excess of the supply. Sales were 29,900 bu
No. 2 at $1,108* @1.09 400 bu by sample at
$103, on track and 2,000 bu do at $1.10@
1*17, free on board cars. Total, 32.000 bu.
No. 1 was nominal at $email@example.com.
O N E S S I O N A
W. II. Barnum, Senator-elect from
Connecticut, took his seat in the Senate May
22d. Congressional Printer Clapp presented
a petition to the effect that he is an officer of
the Senate, and setting forth that great injus
tice had been done him by the committee
ofthe House in detaining his books and re
fusing him the privilege of explaining the
charges against him. A resolution to inquire
into the matter was adopted. The Senate
thenwent intoexcutive session and confirmed
the new appointments, given elsewhere.
The House extended the leave of ab
sence of Speaker Kerr five days. A resolution
declaring that the House has never been given
the power oi electing President was tabled by
a strict party vote. The resolution to dismiss
Door-keeper Fitzhugh was passed and the
The Senate, on the 23d, directed the
secretary of the treasury to furnish an es
timate of the amount that would be required
to execute the House bill for paying pensions
to the surviving soldiers and sailors of 1812.
After reports on a number ol bills, the con
sideration of articles ol impeachment was
resumed with closed doors.
The House, in committee of the
whole, considered the remaining portions of
the naval appropriation bill, after which the
commitee rose and the bill was passed. The
Louisiana committee was empowered to act
The Senate, on the 23d, passed the
House joint resolution, requesting the Presi
dent to take the necessary steps to secure the
release of E. M. Condon, now confined in an
English prison. The Senate bill establishing
the rank of paymaster general as brigadier
general, was passed. After a short executive
session, a session of the ^impeachment court
was had, and the Senate adjourned.
Speaker Kerr again appeared in the
chair of the House, seemingly much im
proved in health. Discussion was had on
the contested election cases of South Car
olina and Louisiana, but without reaching a
vote the House adjourned.
.The committee on civil service and
retrenchment reported back the bill fixing
the salary of the President at $25,000 togeth
er with the President's veto message with the
recommendation that it pass notwithstand
ing the veto. It was placed on the calendar.
The doors were then closed lor a session of
the impeachment court.
The report on the Emma Mine in-
vestigation was received by the House. The
report reviews the testimony and finds
Schenck'g connection with the transaction
of the company improper in an American
Minister to a foreign court,but the committee
do not believe him guilty of fraud, or of
fraudulent intentions but recommend that
the House condemn his action at ill-advised,
unfortunate and incompatible with the du
ties of his official position.
A bill was placed on the calendar of
the Senate, on the 12th, to create a sinking
fund for the liquidation ol the bonds advanced
to the Central and Union Pacific railroads.
The bill provides that 12.000,000acres of land
shall be re-conveyed to tne government and
$2,000,000 due for transportation, and the
government shall credit the companies with
$30,000,000 the companies to pay into the
treasury, annually, the sum$ff $65,000
Mr. Dunnell introduced in the House
a bill for the relief of certain settlers on pub
io lands-passed. The bill t»4he relief of
B. Tyler and other*, vetoed by the Presi
dent, was passed over the veto, 181 to 14.
Patterson was appointed doorkeeper of
the House. The bill the 't*tirement Oi
Judge HcCandless was passed and the .House
THE APPOINTMENT OF CAMEKOX.
The appointment of Don Cameron as
Secretary of War is severely comment
ed upon by western journals of both
parties, it being charged to be for the
purpose of securing the Pennsylvania
Republican delegation to the Cincinnati
convention to Conkling. The follow
ing editorial comments from the Chica
go Tribune, Times and Inter-Ocean are
samples of opinion on each side of the
The New York snd Philadelphia press, the
Washington politicians, and the country
enerally, accept the Cabinet ohanges as in
of the transfer of the Pennsylvania
vote at the Cincinnati convention to Mr.
Conkling. This is especially based upon the
appointment of J. Don Cameron, son of old
bimon, to the office of Secretary of War.
There is no pretense that Don Cameron has
any special fitness for the War Department.
Ever after Mr. Lincoln removed Simon
Cameron from the Cabinet, in 1862, he has
sought a "vindication" by the appointment
of his son. After many yearsof struggle, the
office has been obtained, and, after the fashion
of all Cameronian politics, it has probably
been purchased by the sale of the Pennsyl
vania vote in convention to Conkling. The
appointment of Don Cameronas a successor to
Belknap will strike many people as a curious
To defeat Mr. Conkling there must, there
fore, be more or less a combination between
the friends oi Messrs. Blaine, Morton, and
Bristow. It is not likely that the friends of
either of these gentlemen can be transferred
to Conkling, and his defeat can be accom
plished in the event that the friends of Bris
tow and Blaine unite, which ought not to be
an impossibility, and which, under certain
circumstances, ought to be a duty. Mr.
Conkling cannot expect the vote of either
Ohio or Indiana in convention, and certainly
not at the election in October, next fall and
in view of this ascertained fact, to nominate
him for the Presidency will be to give away
the election in advance. The friends of
Messrs. Blaine, Bristow, and Morton owe too
much to the country and to the party to per
mit them, by a persistent division, to suject
the party to such an unnecessary calamity,
even to carry out one of old Simon's con
If Mr. Grant's cabinet "coup d'etat" was
made to compass the nomination of his friend
Conkling at Cincinnati, it may prove to be
that which foreordained quite the contrary
result. It has certainly widened the breach
between the Blaine and Conkling factions
past all healing, and for that reasonlias made
Conkling a weaker nag for the presidential
race than he was before—which was weak
enough in all conscience. If Conkling should
now be the Cincinnati nominee, the whole
country would recognize him as Grant's can
didate, and the profound disaffection toward
Grant of all the best men of the Republican
label would certainly not strengthen Conk
ling's chances of success. With Conkling
lugging Grant on his back toward the white
house, a powerful and probably successful
combination could be made upon some such
nonpartisan candidate as Judge Davis—pro
vided that the incorrigible Bourbons could
be suddenly endowed by the Almighty with
a little self-abnegating modesty and a fair
share of common sense.
As to the appointment of Don Cameron to
fill the vacancy, it can be asserted on high
auihority that it was made by the President
alone, and that his sole design was to give
Pennsylvania a place, which it has not yet
had during the present administration.
Whatever the relations between the Presi
dent and Senator Cameron may have been oi
late, General Grant has always held a very
high opinion of the Senator's son, and peo
ple who know the President need no other
explanation ol his action than this. It is very
doubtful whether he took any counsel what
ever in the decisive step. In the first place,
Pierrepont declares he did notknowthe thing
was actually to be until it was accomplished.
Judge Taft did not know it until he was con
gratulated by a friend on his confirmation as
Attorney General, although he savs the
President mentioned the matter to him about
a fortnight ago. The Postmaster General re
ceived his first information irom the Presi
dent about an hour after the nominations
were confirmed, and, in short, it appears that
not a member of the Cabinet, save the Secre
tary of State, had any knowledge of what
had happened before it was known to every
THE CENTENNIAL FOURTH.
The President of the United States
has issued the following proclamation
for the observance of the Centennial
WHEREAS, A joint resolution of the Senate
and House oi Representatives was duly ap
proved on the 13th day of March last, which
resolution is as follows:
Be it resolved by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States ol* Amer
ica in Congress assembled, That it be and is
hereby recommended by the Senate and
House of Representatives to the people of the
several States, that they assemble in their
several counties or towns on the approaching
centennial anniversary of our national inde-
endence, and that they cause to have de
on such day an historical sketch of
said county or town irom its formation, and
that a copy of said sketch may be filed, in
print or manuscript, the clerk's office of
said county, and an additional copy, in print
or manuscript, be filed in the office ol the
librarian ot Congress, to the intent that a
complete record may thus be obtained of the
progress of our institutions during the first
century of their existence.
And Whereas, It is deemed, proper that
such recommendation be brought to the no
tice and knowledge of the people of the Unit
Now, therefore, I Ulysses S. Grant, Presi
dent of the United States, do hereby declare
and make known the same, in the hope that
the object of the resolution may meet the
approval of the people of the United States,
and that proper steps may be taken to carry
the same into effect.
Given under my hand at the city of Wash
ington, this 25th day of May, in the year ol
our Lord 1876, and of the independence of
the United States the 100th.
By the President,
HAMILTON FISH, Secretary of State.
From the New York Times of Sundaj.
A terrible case of Hydrophobia,
which has already caused one death
and involved the lives of four other
persons, has just been developed in
Newark, N. J., and what renders the
case more distressing is the fact that
the sufferers are all of one family.
The family is that of Louis Sorhagen,
and consists of Mr. Sorhagen, his wife,
a son, Charles, aged fourteen years,
Henrietta, aged twelve years, and Mag
gie, aged ten. The dog by which they
were bitten is a black Spitz, and was
a" pet by the children, who daily played
with him. A few weeks ago the dog
disappeared and when he returned it
yrnb notined that he acted in a very
Tabid manner, biting and snapping at
every one who went near it. Charles,
the fourteen-year-old son of Mr. Sor
hagen, attempted to pacify the animal
and it seized one of his fingers in its
mouth, lacerating it terribly. The
dog then took refuge in the barn, and
as Henrietta, the eldest daughter, was
running about, the animal bit her in
the heel. A short time after it ran
out in the yard and bit Maggie, the
youngest girl, in the left ankle. Tt
also bit Mrs. Sorhagen on the right
hand. By this time Mr. Sorhagen be
came alarmed, and although not think
ing it was mad, endeavored to prevent
the animal from doing any further
harm by tying him up. In attempting
to put a chain around the dog's neck
Mr. Sorhagen was also bitten, the ani
mal taking a piece of flesh out of his
left wrist. He tied the dog in his
kennel, and the next morning the ani
mal Was found dead. The straw and
ground about the kennel having been
dug up and covered with foam showed
how the dog had suffered in his agony.
Although every member of the family
had been bitten by the savage animal,
none of them showed signs of illness
until last Thursday afternoon, when
the girl Henrietta complained of a
drowsy feeling. In the evening she
complained of pains in her head, and
during the night she was attacked
with spasms. Mr. Sorhagen called in
Drs. Voegler, 111, and Komeman, who
could do nothing to alleviate her suf
ferings. They decided to cut a piece
out of her flesh where she had been
bitten, and this afforded a slight relief.
During Friday and yesterday morning
she was again attacked with spasms,
in one of which she died at 6 o'clock.
The other members of the family
have had their wounds cauterized, and
as yet none of them have been taken
ill. Another dog and a horse that had
been bitten by Sorhagen's dog were
RECLAIMING THE CASPIAN SEA.
A proposition has been made by a dis
tinguished American engineer, Mr.
Spaulding, for reclaiming the rapidly
forming desert in the midst of the
Russian empire. He proposes to take
a water supply from the Black Sea,
which being connected with the Medi
terranean, will supply any needed
amount of water. By means of cutting,
about two hundred and fifty versts in
length, across the lidge dividing the
two seas, connecting them upon one
level, these results can be obtained
with certainty. This cutting should
be, when completed, an artificial strait,
deep enough for ships oi any draught,
and wide enough for ships of any
width to pass each other. Beginning
in the basin of the Caspian sea. at a
point 15 metres below the level of the
Black sea. a level cutting 150 metres
wide should be made westward, to
such a distance that at its western ex
tremity it would reach a depth of 10
metres. The surface of the earth at
that point would be five metres below
the level of the Black sea. Here this
broad and deep cutting should be dis
continued, and a narrower and shal
lower cutting should begin, which
with certain exceptions, should be car
ried all the way across. The broad
and deep excavation would be short,
and the expense of it inconsiderable
yet, by its formation, it would, in the
end, govern the character of the whole
A similar work was performed in
America by cutting through the ridge
of limestone which separated the
waters of the Chicago river from those
of the Illinos river. The result was
that the current of the Chicago was re
versed, and it now discharges its
waters, as well as those of Lake Mich
igan, into the Illinois, and through
that, via the Mississippi river, into the
Gulf of Mexico, instead of the Gulf of
St. Lawrence. If it were possible thus
temporarily to reverse the current of
the Don, the effect would probably be
to deepen its channel and render it
navigable for large steamships. The
temporary inconvenience caused by
such an operation would be repaid by
increasing the usefulness of that river,
and by making it also a part of the
new field of commercial and industrial
They say that at the centennial ball
in 'Frisco a gentleman presented an
apple to a lady who was in very un
dress uniform, with the remark: "As
I see, Madame, you came as Eve, per
mit'me to complete your costume."
"Mamma, don't you want some nice
candy?" said a shrewd little child.
"Yes dear, I should like some." "If
you'll buy some, I'll give you half!"
lisped the child.
Proceedings of the State Convention at ^t.
The Republican State convention for
the election of delegates to the national cnn
vention at Cincinnati, met in St. Paul on tihl
23d, and organised temporarily bv elec
Hon. J. B. Wakefield chairman. &$
The committee on credentials were A.
Hall, C. A. Gilman, G. C. Chamberlin, J. V.
Darnels,- and L. P. Hubbard.
Committee on resolutions, Pennock Pusey,
*. J- Gilfillan ami
The temporary were made permanent of
ficers of the convention, and after listening to
several explanations from contesting delega
tions from Otter Tail county the report of the
committee on credentials was adopted, ad
mitting the "Corliss" delegation from that
Hon. Alexander Ramsey was elected dele
gate at large to the National convention at
Cincinnati, and Hon. C. K. Davis was elected
Presidential elector at large.
The delegation from the first congressional
dwtnet selected J. B. Wakefield, W. H. Yale
and W. G. Ward as delegates to the national
convention the second district, J. T. Ames,
Albert Knight and L. Bogen the third dis-
,R ^agdon, D. M. Sabin,
Col. Hans Mattison. Stephen Miller, A. E.
Edgerton and A. K. Finseth were then nomi
The Republicans of Minnesota hereby re
affirm the great principles ol free govern
ment which were declared by the fathers of
the republic one hundred years ago, and
whose final triumph in our day has been con
secrated by the sacrifices of the late war.
We are in favor of the unity ol the nation,
of the constitutional right ot the States and
of every citizen thereof the preservation of
the great results achieved by the war the
grateful recognition oi the heroic defenders of
the republic in the hour ol its supreme peril
thorough retrenchment and reform in every
branch of the public service the fearless and
uncompromising exposure of corruption and
malfeasance in office pure, honest and effi
cient government the preservation of an un
tarnished national credit hard money or its
equivalent paper convertible into coin the
education of every child within the borders
ot the republic, through a system of common
schools absolutely free from sectarian or par
We believe it to be the sublime mission of
the Republican party, in the inspired lan
guage of the Martyr President, to take care
that "this government el the peovle, for
the people and by the people, shall not per
ish irom the earth and therefore, without
regard to past differences or dead issues, we
earnestly and cordially invite all who believe
that the administration ot the government
should not be confided to the men that
through years of blooshed strove to destroy
il and who seek an economical administra
tion bythoroughly honest andcapable officials
to unite with us fraternal and considerate
co-operation for the accomplishment ofthose
We emphatically condemn the dishonesty
and treachery of every official who is faithless
to his trust and approve the injunction of
President Grant to let no guilty man escape,
and recognizing a vigorous prosecution of
all reforms which tend to purity the civil ser
vice and elevate the character of the govern
ment as the supreme duty of the hour. The
Republicans ofMinnesota expect and demand
of their delegates in the national convention
the support of a candidate for the Presidency
whose character and history shall afford, the
strongest guarantee of his courage, ability
and zeal to carry forward the great work of
purification, till corrupt men and corrupt
systems shall alike be eradicated from the
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
The following State central committee was
appointed: D. M. Sabin, R. N. McLaren, J.
V. Daniels, Geo. A. Brackett, Hiram Backus,
G. C. Burt, L. W. Collins. Liberty Hall, W.
B. Herriott, D. G. Parker, C. H. Graves, J. C.
Braden, and Henry A. Castle.
The following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That recognizing in the Hon.
James G. Blaine, ot Maine, a man of tried in
tegrity, of uncompromising loyalty, ot com
manding ability both as a leaderand a states
man, and a fearless, unfaltering advocate and
defender of the principles which have pre
served the nnion and given undying lustre to
the party of which he is to-day the most ad
mired representative, we take pleasure in re
cording the fact that he is Minnesota's proud
Breference lor the office of President of the
nited States and while we pledge ourselves
to cordially support any pure and upright Re
publican whom the Cincinnati convention
may nominate, we nevertheless express it as
our conviction that no other candidate will
develop the enthusiasm or call out the num
ber ot votes that would be polled by the
American people for the noble champion of
their rights, their liberties and their honor.
The following resolution was offered bv
Capt. R. Blakeley:
Resolved, That the delegation from Minne
sota to the national convention vote as a unit
on any presidential candidate when so de
termined by a majority of said delegates
present and voting.
The resolution was rejected bv a vote «f
43 to 50.
Tcnnjson in His Own Countrj.
Washington Correspondence of the Cleveland Leader.
1 shall add, beside, a little story told
by Gen. Schenck:
He was traveling with his party in
the Isle of Wight. Their guide was
extremely attentive, showing with
true insular pride the mansions of va
rious noblemen, with their splendid
grounds, and dwelling with special
emphasis on the number of retainers
kept by each. At last, coming sudden
ly upon a picturesque cottage, whose
climbing vines and nicely kept lawn
proclaimed the taste of its owners, the
visitors inquired what he might be.
Only a very plain country gentleman,
sir. I believe 'is name is Tennyson!"
and the cicerone was hurrying on—
"Tennyson's cottage! O, stop, we
must have a look!" chorused the
other travelers. The carriage was
stopped, but the driver was utterly
unable to comprehend the sudden in
"Mayhap you know him T' he said
interrogatively, and his ignorance was
so delicious that the ladies delighted
themselves by pulling him out. They
declared they had heard of Mr. Tenny
son in distant America, and insisted
that he, who lived so near, must know
something about him. "He may be
summat up in Lunnun, but down 'ere,
sir, he makes no show at all, sir he
makes no show at all, sir he lives
mostly alone." Then, as if to stamp
Mr. Tennyson's utter insignificance,
he added: "He keeps only one man,
sir, and he sleeps out of the \use."
Such is fame! *.
There are 19 paupers on the Winona
A telegraph line for the benefit of
mill owners has been built from Winona to
The mill-dam of Forbush & Smith
and of Mowbray, Winona countv, were dam
aged-not seriously—by the floods of the
A new grove of Druids was instituted
in Winona on the 23d, with a charter mem
bership ot over 20, all of whom were Scandi
On Monday, at Winona, two gam
blers, who gave their names as James
Black and W. M. Major, were sent up for
ninety days for petty swindling.
Stillwater has six temperance orga
nizations with a membership of over 1,000.
Log men unite in the opinion that
this has been the best driving season for
The Pioneer-Press, etc.. says the
friends of Bbenezer Ayers are thinking of re
moving him to the insane asylum.
Thirty-four car-loads was the daily
average of flour and wheat shipped from
Stillwater to Duluth, last week.
Stillwater base ball batters bounce
balls on Sunday, when rain storms come up
which soak all hands, including J. N. Castle.
The Minnesota State Sunday school
association is to hold its eighteenth annual
convention at Stillwater, commencing June
Something like three hundred thou
sand salmon fry remain in possession of the
State fish commissioners, after all calls have
been attended to.
ofMnmesota will Stillwater on the
15th. There are sixty-five societies in the
State, numbering over eight thousand mem
Another shot-gun suicide, by care
lessness is reported. A young man named
Hart, near Stillwater, was cleaning a loaded
gun when it was accidentally discharged,
killing the young Hart almost instantly.
There is a girl in McLeod county but
11 years old weighing 200 pounds.
The city coimcil of Mankato have
voted to purchase a steam fire-engine.
The damage by the recent freshet at
Oronoc© is estimated at 88,000 to §10,000.
Peter Dominick, of Freeborn coun
ty, had 32 head of sheep kiUed by
on theUth inst.
Jacob Bixby, of Aurora, Steele coun
ty, lost three Durhamcows-and one steer by
lightning last Sunday.
Geo. Baudler, of Austin, has been
bound over in $300 on the charge of stealing
a swarm ot bees from I. Ingmudson.
A young man named Shuttie, of Cor
coran township, Anoka county, died from
poisonous pie plant on Wednesday, the 17th.
Wm. Winters, of Cedar Falls, la.,
has purchased six hundred head of cattle in
Filmore and Mower counties for the Chicago
Mr. Story, of Racine, Mower county,
lost his granary, farming implements and
seed grain by fire from the lightning on the
All the bridges in the vicinity of
Wasioja, Dodge county,werelifted from their
abutments by the freshets last week, and
some of the houses in the village were flooded.
The Mankato Review calls on the
farmers to spare the blackbirds. They afford
better protection against grasshoppers and
insect pests than any human ingenuity can
An iron bridge is in process of con
struction over Root river at Spring Valley.
Chatfieldhas "shut down" on fire
crackers for the Fourth. What will Inde
pendence Day amount towi thout lire-crack
Some of the hailstones which re
cently fell in Fillmore county weighed one
pound and six ounces,and measured between
eleven and twelve inches in circumference.
Spring Valley boys go about with six
shooters in their pockets as if in momentary
expectation of a Sioux raid from the Black
Hills. A bad practice for either boys or men.
Mr. W. A. Carey, residing in Frank
ford was recently drowned in Deer Creek
while attempting to cross with his team. The
water was high and his team got off the
Preston Republican: A New York
firm wants to sell us a machine called the
"Health Lift," for part pay and part adver
tising. The old womafti is "health lift"
enough for us. She raises us clear of the
the ground sometimes. N. B.—We don't
need any Centennial correspondent, either.
The prospect for apples, crabs,
plums and other small fruits were never
more favorable in Rice county.
CROPS IN CALIFORNIA.
The California Crop prospects are re
ported by The San Francisco Herald,
Not a single cloud has risen to mar
or obscure the crop horizon. Every
thing betokens the largest and best
harvest of grain ever garnered upon
the Pacific slope. The farmers every
where, north and south, are joyful at
the brilliant prospects held out to
them, and though no one expects big
prices, yet the abundant yield of wheat
and barley is what they most count
upon. Our merchant exporters and
others have been diligent in securing
a large amount of tonnage, now en
route, for summer and autumn loading
perhaps 100 ships or more have been
already chartered for the United King
dom at £8 and upward, according to
the time of loading and port of dis
charge. No fears are entertained but
that we will have a plentiful supply of
tonnage during the year to move the
crop to advantage.
Sophocle's tragedy of "Antigone"'
was recently produced at the Theatre
Royal, in Dublin, with Mendelssohn's
music, and the galle~y gods were so
well pleased that, according to their
custom, they demanded a sight of the
author. "Bring out Sapherclaze,"
they yelled. The manager explained
that Sophocles had been dead two
thousand years or more, and couldn't
well come. Thereat a gamin shouted,
"Then chuck us out his mummy."