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WASHINGTON. D. C.Jan. 12, '76.
The opinion of a large majority
of people here relative to the Ben
net-May duel is to the effect that it
was a most rediculous burlesque, de
void of every featuie of true man
hood, and every "additional detail
received concerning it bring that
verdict nearer unanimity. The
whole affair has been purposely in
vested with such an air of deadly
purposes and sanguinary results by
its participants, to conceal its (as is
believed) farcical realities, that were
the two, principals to suddenly lose
the importance, they have and which
is inseparable from the possession of
wealth, they would only be spoken
of in terms of ridicule and deision.
This sentiment is heightened by the
impression fast obtaining that the
fighting was all done with blank car
tridges, notwithstanding the dismal
dispatches of last evening intimating
that Mr. May's wound is likely to
prove fatal, it is not generally be
lieved that there was a scratch receiv
ed by either of the combatants.
Everything connected with the
deliberations of the House and Sen
ate committees, appointed for thegood
purpose of devising a satisfactory
plan for counting and declaring the
electoral votes has been jealously
guarded from public sight and hear
ing, and newspaper men have found
it exceedingly difficult to obtain any
information that would serve to in-don
dicate the progress made or the
character of method that would be
finally adopted but there is reason
to believe that the majority of the
Senate committee have agreed as to
the proper line of procedure to be
observed on the 14th of Feburary,
and have so far matured the plan as
to send it to the House committee
for its concurrence and to request a
conference. There is also a rumor
current that one of the democrats of
the House committee has shown
such a marked unwillingness to as
sent to the plan proposed by theK.
balance of his political associates on
that committee, that it is to be en
larged by the addition of three more
members, two democrats and onetitle
republican, which will make it six to
The investigation ordered by the
House, of the relations of any police to
the gamblers and other disreputable
characters, and also of Mr. Murtagh's
alleged attempt to blacken the charac
ter of Mr. Whitthorne, by enticing him
into some place of ill repute and arrest*
ing him th«re, with a view to modify
hig report upon Secretary Robeson's ad
ministration of the Navy Department,
'began yesterday at the Capital and the
committee manifested a very commend-
S T?^^fogfe.r I, Q-Z-^jrto W
able disposition to make it (thorough
without regard to politics. There is a
general desire that all the facts may be
brought out, that the innocent may be
relieved of unjust suspicion, the guilty
punished and that the good work al
ready accomplished in closing up the
gambling hells, raay be strengthened
and accelerated, till the Nation's capital
City shall have been thoroughly purged
of every violator of legislative enact
ments and moral obligations.
The "hard times" have had a very no
ticeable effect in restricting the wasteful
extravagance of a class of people who
suddenly leaped from the obscurity of
comparative poverty to the leadership
of society in many cases, in the flush
times of fat contracts, making the most
vulgar and ostentatious display of their
suddenly acquired wealth. But the
aristocratic "first family" leaders of
days anterior to the Board of Public
works, who had a monoply in that par
ticular line and who were crowded aside
by tbeir parvenue rivals, are enjoying
the revenge that the business prostra
tion has brought.
The Hotels (and Washington can
boast of several excellent ones) are pre
paring for the invading army that al
ways comes with every inauguration of
a President. Thus far visitors have
been few and. hotel receipts correspond
disheartening but it is expected
that by next month there will be a
change for the better. KNO\.
—Hon. Wm. Windom was re
elected to the U. S. Senate on Tues
day. His chief opponent was Mr.
M. Wilkinson, who with singular in
consistency, received the democrat
ic supported. The note in the Sen
ate was: Windom 26, Wilkinson 11,
Wakefield 1, Banning 1 and in the
House, Windom to, Wilkinson 25,
Rice 3, Dunnell 2, Wakefield 1, Start
1. Mr. Donnelly voted for Wm. L.
Banning, thus showing an amount of
sense which inclines us to be
lieve that he is recovering his rea.
—The prospect is that the Nich
oils' government of Louisiana will
be compelled to dissolve and aban
its pretensions of controlling
the State. An order from President
Grant to Gen. Auger notifies the
latter that the general government
has no authority to recognize any
State officers, other than those who
are declared elected by the return
ing board and that the democratic
Supreme Court of Louisiana has not
the necessary credentials to entitle
it to federal recognition.
—The Minnesota democrats have
done a very foolish thing in attempt
ing to invalidate the vote of Mr. A.
Finseth, one of the presidential
electors of the State. They ought
to have discovered long ago that
Mr. Finseth had not secured his
to full citizenship. It is rather
late to attack him now, after he has
been in public life for years, and the
movement is only calculated to in
jure those who started it.
—Mr. E. F. Drake, of St. Paul, is
is advocating a reduction of bank
interest in this State to ten per cent.
We believe that both lenders and
borrowers will be advantaged by the
reduction and that business general
ly will be benefitted.
—See the Fifth page.
IN UNION STRENGTH—IN KNOWLEDGE POWER.
£rag and Bluster.
The idiotic editors and orators who
are trying to "fire the popular heart"
with thoughts of war on behalf of their
favorite candidates deserve the severest
censure of every patriot. The loss of
a post office or a collectorship may be of
considerable moment to them, but the
great mass of the people, who are try
ing to get a living by honest work, care
but little who manipulates the mails, or
collects the whiskey tax. They want
this stupid squabble between two set8
of office-holders and office-seekers to be
promptly settled, so that they can go
about their business without being con
stantly disturbed by the "slogan" of
brawling cowards. They are disgusted
with the whole miserable farce of inves
tigations and counter-investigations,
none of which is intended to elicit the
facts, but to deceive and delude the peo.
pie into nefarious party schemes. They
know that there is no intention on either
side to permit an honest count of the
votes, if by any amount of cheating and
false swearing they can compass their
own success. Fraud failing them, they
propose to arm one state against an
other, and disorganize the whole system
of government to obtain a mere party
Very possibly none of these noisy or
gan-grinders has ever considered what
such a war would mean. If they have
ever thought of it at all, it has been
with the idea of obtaining contracts by
whieh they could cheat both the govern
ment and the soldiers, as they did in
the last war. But it would be impossi
ble to localize such a struggle. Iowa
might be conquered and laid waste by
Missouri New England by New York
or half of one state might be arrayed
against the other half, with a destruction
of life and property such as the world
has never before witnessed. The worst
elements of the population—the dregs
of the large cities—would be let loose
to plunder and slay and outrage, and
the hideous scenes of Servia might be
re-enacted here, with added horrors*
There are at least half a million of able
bodied tramps and criminals in the
country, who would be only too happy
to take advantage of such an opportuni
ty to glut tbeir passions at the expense
of their industrious and virtuous neigh
bors. The horrible crimes they have
committed during the past year in vari.
ous parts of the country, with the pros
pect of almost certain vengeance before
them, will serve to show what might be
expected could they hope to escape with
Under these circumstances, it is
nothing less than treason to the public
to print and utter such sentiments as
have been presented to the people dur
ing the last few days. The men who
thus dare to take advantage of their
positions as editors or orators to sow
discord and strife broadcast over the
land, in the present excited state of the
public mind, deserve to be tied to the
nearest lamp-post and flogged without
mercy. And, were not the American
people the most patient and good-natur
ed race on the face of the earth, such
would have been their fate before this.
It was they, and such as they, with
their noisy bluster, that urged the peo
ple into the last civil war, and should
this present quarrel ever come to blows,
they will be remembered as its instiga
tors, and punished accordingly.—Pat
Attorney and Counselor at Law
REAL ESTATE DEALER,
RED WING, MINN.
S is spoken.
RED WING, MINN., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1877.
JAN.22d,23d and 24th,
Tickets for admission and reserved
seats will be on sale at Lawrence &
'WARD L. BAKER.
HEAVY AND SHELF
74 MAIN STREET.
RED WING, MINN.
Ho for the Holidays!
Largest stock of Watches, Clocks and
Jewelry in the city.
At the Lowest Prices ever known.
Now is the time and this is the place to
supply yourself with your
Christmas & New Years
Realizing the stringency of the times and
knowing that many will take advantage of
my LOW PRiCES. I offer special bargains
in everything in my line, and will positively
sell for the next thirty days at less than
Everything marked down to "ROCK BOT
TOM" prices, within the reach of all. An
inspection of goods and prices respectfully
W. L. CORNELIUS.,
Biuh st., next door to old post office.
MEAT MARKET, &a,
Third Street, Red Wing, Minn.,
JW EAHES & NETOECK,
Packers and Stock Dealers,
Keep constantly on hand a large and
choice selection of fresh meats, Game and
Fish. The best of Oysters in their season.
O O E COUNTY
Pays six Percent, conpound interest 00
Any man, woman or child can deposit. This
bank is designed to encourage savings
however modest the amount and
attend as cheerfully to those
having but Twenty-five
Cents, as those of larg
T. B. SHELDON, Pres't.
J. S. HOARD, Sec'y. and Treas.
Feed Mill and Store,
Third street near Bash,
For Toll or Cash.
A full stock of
GROUND FEED, CORN and OATS,
FLOUR, GRAHAM FLOUR,
Kept on hand and for sale at Lowest
Im3 F. C. BOYNTON.
J. L. HASTINGS,
Cor. Third Ft. and East ave.
Worker in IRON, BRASS and oth«r
Sewing Machines Repaired
A made as good as new machines
Steam Fittings, Brass Goods, and Fancy
and Machine Screws kept on hand.
Tools. Knives, Scissors, Stove Covers,
Water Pipes, Ac promptly repaired.
All work warranted to give satisfaction.
J. C. HAMMOND,
Architect & Builder,
Cor. MAIN st. & BROADWAY,
Plans and specifications for buildings pre
pared at short notice, and patisfaotion guar-,
Justice of the Peace
Will attend to eonveyanoing and collect
ing. Office in Lawther's Block,entrance os
Bush St:, Red Wing, Minn.
The Most Wonderful Discovery of
the 19th Century.
DR. S. D. HOWE'S
And Diseases of the THROAT, CHEST and
LUNGS. The only medicine of the kind
in the world.
A substitute for Cod Liver Oil.
Permanently cures Asthma, Bronchitis,
Incipient Consumption, Night Sweats, Loss
of Voice, Shortness of Breath, Catarrh,
Croup, Coughs, Colds, etc., in a few days,
like magic. Price $1 per bottle. Six for $5.
Also, DR. S. D. HOWE'S
Arabian Tonic Blood Puririer,
Which differs from all other preparations in
the IMMEDIATE ACTION upon the
LIVER, KIDNEYS AND BLOOD.
It is purely vegetable, cleanses the system
of all impurities, builds it right square op,
and makes J*ure, Rich Blood. I cure*
Scrofulous Diseases of all kinds, removes
Constipation and regulates the bowels. For
'•Nntvotrs DEBILITY," "LOST VITALITY,"
URINARY DisEASEs,"and "BROKEN DOWN
CONSTITUTIONS," I challenge the l»th cen
tury" to produce its equal. Every Bottle is
Worth its Weight in Gold. Price $1 per
Bottle. Six for $5.
Also, Dr. S. D. HOWE'S
Arabian "Sugar Coated" Liver
They cleanse the Liver and Stomach thore
oughly, remove constipation contain no
calomel nor any other injurious ingredient,
and act quickly upon those organs, without
producing pain or weakness. Price 25 cents
Should use all three of the above medicines,
^ft.Sold by P. A. POOLE, Draggi.st
Sole Agent for Red Wing, Minn.
R. S. D. HOWE. Proprietor.
22eowly New York.
THE ENEMY OF DISEASE!
IVES & HASLER'S
We are the authorized agents of several
of the most reliable insurance companies in
the United States. We ha\ embarked in
the insurance business determined to stay
with you and a«k a fair share of your busi
ness. We want first class risks and none
others, and will write small lines on strictly
No. 1. buildings and stocks at rates much
less than have been asked during the last
two or three years.
Our rule is to write a cuk for what it is
worth, and having no asrjements to pay to
the National Board we can insure your
property at less rates than those companies
paying large yearly dues for having rates,
made for them. Our companies have each
a large net surplus over all liabilities, and
during the past years have steadily made
money, their percentage of loss being in ev
ery instance far less than that of the most
popular Board Companies. We invite the
closest scrutiny of the Companies we repre
sent and are anxious tc comoare their
standing and ability wifih any* company
represented in Red Wing, and we can prove
to any fair minded man that their policies
are indemnity in any sense of the term.
Call at our office and see if we can't.
50m3 IVES & IIASLER.
THE FOE OF PAIN
To MAN and BEAST
IS TJ1E (,11 Wl) OLD
S A N
Whv has stood the test of 40 years.
There is no Sore it will not Ileal, no
Lameness it will not Cure, no Ache,
no Pain, that afflicts the human body,
or the body of a horse or other domestic
animal that does not yield to its magic
touch. A bottle costing 25c, 50c, or
$1.00, has often saved the life of a hu
man being, and restored to life and use
fulne8s many a \aluable horse. 22vl
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Wijl Praoticein all the Courts? of the State
OFFICEIN POST OFFICE BLOCK