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WorthiBgtoa, Nobles Co., Minn.
Terms:—Two dollars a year, in advance
One dollar for six months Fifty cents for
three months.
The Old Esjjijlished Paper. Offi
cial paper of the County.
A.. I Miller,
Editor and Proprietor.
Tk« P*rla Ksvoattton.
j»Thc opening of tlie international exhi
bition took p' Ice with great pomp and suc
cess. Atfto'clock in the morning it was rain
ing, and it was feared the ceremony would be
greatly interfered with, but at 9:46 the rain
ceased, and prospects that the day wouid be
tine began to appear. At It :30 the cloud* had
broken, and the sun was shining brilliantly,
and the temperature was rather warm. The
ceremony of opening the exhibition began at
3:130 in the afternoon, at which time it was
showering, but ai'i o'clock tbe,sun was shin
ing brightly again. The crowd was linnJ£S?e
and enthusiastic, in spite of the alternations
of rain. Throughout the pioceedings cries
werebeard-everywhere of "Vive 1 irepubli
o-.e," "Vive la France." Marshal MaeMu.lon
arrived in the state catrlage escorted by his
military household. A procession was formed
which marched from the grand arcade «o the
platform overlooking the fountain, and com
manding a view of nearly all the buildings
and grounds. Here, Trcssernc de Bort, min
ister of rommerCe, welcomed the Marshal in a
short •jpecch. The Marshall then declared
tl: exhibition opened. One hundred and one
guns from the Invalidcs Montvalrien and
Uiand in the Seine followed the announce
ment. At the same time two military bands
struck up, all the fountains played and the
soldier* stationed by the flagstaff* hoisted the
ll.igs of the nations on the roof of
the two palaces and annexes.
One hundred thousand strangers arc in the
•dty. Most of these arc English and Ameri
cans. Words fail to give an adequate picture
of the (cene at the time. Everybody who
could get within the Exposition grounds was
there. The American section, though un
finished, compares favorably with others.
The department of manufactures shows the
best progress. The American art deparment
the best ever Lhown abroad by America.
Jtallroad rompsnlM Vntt* ta P«»llac
»'i't-lglU Baala«-*a.
The report of the committee appointee!
to adjust southwestern freight rates was
adopted by the association at Chicago, on the
4th in-t. It names the combined roads "The
Southwestern Railway Association." The
Cnicago roads are entitled to 45 per cent, of
the irross business, the St. Louis roads are the
same, and the Hannibal and St. Joe 10 per
cent. This applies to all tonage to or through
Kansas City, Leavenworth, St. Joe and Atchi
son on the west or to or through to St. Louis,
Louisiana, Hannibal, Quincy, Davenport,
Burlington or Chicago, on th« east. The as.
sociated lines are to charge full local rates on
Colorado business. Any road receiving more
than its allotted proportion may retain 40 per
cent, of the earnings therefrom. The Wabash
road is recognized as the Eastern connection
of the Hannibal is St. Joe road. The organi
sation is to continue till January next. The
following are the rates on west-bound freight
fmm Chicago. First class, 85 second, 70
third, 43 fourth, SO special, 25. From St.
Louis rates are: First class, 05 second, 50
third. 25: fourth, 35 special 20.
The Socialist*.
It has been stated in public prints that
members of the socialistic party have been
drilling in St. Louis for some time past. An
intei view with Mr. Curtin, city editor of the
Voiles Stemm, organ of the German Socialists,
and who was very active in the riots la«t July
in that city, and was arrested and imprisoned
therefor, verified the statement*. He said
some 200 members of the socialistic Workiiisr
mens Protective Association, have been drill
ing once a week in Washington hall, and they
expect to have another hall soon. Their arms
are Springfield rifles. They have but about
two hundred yet, but expect more shortly.
They are purchased mainly by subscriptions
but they have received som contributions
from the cast. When asked what these arms
proposed to do, he said 'hey would pioteet
tne meetings of the socialistic workin,"men
from police power to arrest without warrant
of law of men who have constitutional right
to assemble and discuss their grievances.
t*lttll:g Ilull.
Gen. Sherman received, May 1st, a re
port from Gen. Miles, dated headquarters of
the district of the Yellowstone, fort Kcog. M.
T., informing him that Sitting Bull and 144
men, all head soldiers and chiefs, had sent
a hilf-breed of Oca. Miles inquiring what
kind of peace the United States would make
with them, and saying the Great Father was,
of course, too rich to expect the Indians to
give up their poor cattl-j, ponies and their old
guns. Gen. Miles in reply informed-.Sitting
Bull that If he desired to stop hostilities peace
would be made which would end all trouble
between the whites and Indians. When the
Indians give up their ponies and euns they
will receive cattle and other property of
great v»luo iu place. When peace is made
the government will provide for them as it
does for all frteadly Indians.
maartaa VIU* to Sitting Bnlt'a Camp
he sub-chiefs of the N Forces In
dian prisoners, headed by White Feather, left
Fort Leavenworth Kansas, «n the 27th ult.,
for Sitting Bull's camp, accompanied by Mr.
Clark, an experienced interpreter and guide.
These Indians go as commissioners to the Nez
Perces with Sitting Bull, to report to them the
condition of Chief Joseph's band at Fort Leav
enworth, it having been rumored on the
plains that they were badly treated. They go
without military escort, a fact which shows
the confidence the government officers repose
in them. This is the first step in a movement
for reuniting the severas bands of this tribe.
Oraanlei Firn» in AbntM the a
Nightl robberies for three weeks past
at Omaha, Neb, and the presence in the city
of an unusual number of tramps necessitated
action of citizens. A committee of safety,
otherwise a vigilance committee, was organ
ized and 150 men thoroughly organized, act
ing under a well devised plan, searched the
city thoroughly. Commencing at 10 o'clock
the search was continued until morning: It
is not known what disposal will be made of
those captured. Legal measures will be ad
hered to until they fail, when desperate rem
edies will be applied. The committee will
continue to act nightly until the tram-,
nuisance is abated.
Isa/Taylaraar •«. Loai. orgaaixs** a
journeymen tailors of St. Louis
ook preliminary steps for a strike for higher
wages at a meeting held by them on the 29th
uni'Tbey haye wade a schedule of prices
wj^gltJrOI be presented to all the bosses, and
if.thc latte&uo not accept it the strike will be
g|rifaVorte. The tailors claim they are work
irtg' for'starvation wages, a great many of
thtitf dot being able to earn more then *0 a
wpekv. jj »nd they will submit no
longer.^ They say they will be sustained in
tbefr actions by several trades unions in that
IffiWejal shops.
already suspended
',OTi !«kll«l*tit*« Iaataa Traablra.
^kpjirehenaioot in several quarters rf
wrlaus iroble* with the Indians this summer
are nolfthoil^ht to be groundless. The war
depirtfieit if in receipt of a communication
triMKtpacties whose.opinions arc entitled to
dJrWCBTWWentfonv to the effect that warlike
movements are clearly discernible on the part
of several tribes. A long letter to this effect
was received by Secretary McCrary within the
past week, and referred by the secretary to
the general of the army.
Vfr* at Jaeokuk. Iowa.
A fire at Keokuk, Iowa, on tho 6th
inst., destroyed the Keokuk & Dcs'Molnes
railway company's general office,the Athena?,
uai, in which was situated Burkett's whole
sale notion house, two frame buildings and
the American House, a* three story brick
building. The Keokuk & Dcs Moines loses
everything except such books, papeis, etc., as
were in the safe. Burkett's stock was valr.ed
at 145,000. The Insurance will more than
cover what was lo6t. The building occupied
by the K. fc D. M. was owned by S. S. Vail,
anu valued at $10,000. The other buildings
were owned aloo u')' Air. ^'"i!,.tnd were valued
at 3,000, On these there is an insurance of
tl.000. The Athenajum building cost $25,000
and was once sold for $48,000. It was worth
about $12.00) when destroyed. Insurauc
15,000. The toUl damage is estimated nt
Th a a a Hord*r
McDowell has been instructed to
institute a vigilant watchfulness along the
southern border of Arizona and southern Cal
ifornia, to prevent violation of the neutrality
laws by Lerdo revolutionists, and to a nest any
and all parties who are suspected of congre
gating on the border fo- that purpose. Gen.
Ord has notilied the war department that he
has made such distribution of the force under
his command as will in his judgmeut with
tho co-operation of other federal officials and
State officials, prevent any serious violation
of the neutrality laws. He has directed the
prompt arrest of all suspected persons who
may attempt to cross from the United States
into Mexico.
Maleia* af Haa. Joha Blarfcley.
There seems to be little doubt that II m.
John M. Binckley of Milwaukee ex-assistant at
torne? of the United States.whohas been miss
ing for some time.com itted suicide by drnwn
ingin the lake near 8t. Francis seminary ,at the
south side of the bay. He left several letters
addressed to different parties of that city, the
contents of which show conclusively his in
tent to suicide. All efforts to recover his
body have thus far been of no avail. The
immediate cause of his rash act is attributed
to mental aberration, brought on by domestic
troubles. Mr. BincKley's family consisted of
a wife, from whom he was separated, and
four children, who are now at Knoxville,
Kxaloslou and !.••« or llf,
A portable engine iu Memphis, Ten
nessee, on the 6th inst., exploded with terrific
force, instantly killing Tom Hoist, engineer,
and probably fatally inju ing Jim Kennedy,
the fireman. The following laborers were also
wouuded: Barney Blerns, leg broken
Tom Steene, arm broken aud scalded Jas.
Zahone, aim broken and scalded Friday Cut'
leu, colored, who was passing the spot on the
way to .his work was severely scalded.
Horror* of the Vlilnese a in
A correspondent of the evening Post,
writing fiom Tokiounder date of April 5th,
sends the following: The famine iu the north
of China rages with increasing eervity and
most dreadful reports come from the afflicted
regions. In one town a man opened a shop
for the sale of human flesh unci did a good
business in conniballtic joints and lo.ists until
the local mandarin cau-ed the shop ke 'per to
be arrested aud beheaded.
Raiuorr Katit unnn Citaida.
Vague rumors areafloit of a raid on
Canda by the Irish in case of war between
Russia and England. It is stat that time
companies of Irish patriots are aimed i:n.i
equipped at Buffalo.X. Y.,rcady forserviee,nnd
10,000 western Iri-hme have been notifi
so that they can be there in twcnty-foui hours,
where there istf.OOOmore that will rendezvous
for a raid within thu days after orders are
issued, but nothing authentic can be obtained
to substantiate there rumor*.
S E N A E, April 30ih —Durin the morn
ins hour, bills were introduced and went on
the calendar, and the confer nee report on t'ic
naval bill was made and agreed to. The bill
to repeal the bankrupt act then came up and
was the subject of a prolonged discussion.
Finally all motions to amend and refer to the
judiciary committee were vwtt down, and
penning a vote on the final pa»s ige, the sen
ate adjourned.
O S E. Apii' 30.—The house spent the
whole day in committee of the whole on the
lcgisla'ive.executhe and judicial appropria
tion bill. Speaker Randnll attacked the Re
publicans foralleged hostility to retrenchment,
and the discussion that followed consumed
the time without much progres-s b'ing made.
S E N A E May 1st. -Th tariff bill was
up and di-cusscd at considerable length. An
amendment was made to the bankiupt bill
providing that it shall go into effect on Jan
uary, 1,1879.
O S E, May 1st.—The House had un
der consideration the Legislative appropria
tion bill, but no final action was reached. A
bill was reported appropriating £i,:71,574 for
closingcrevasses and strengthening the levies
on the Mississippi river
O S E. Ma 4th.—In discus'ins* the
appropriation bid every important amend
ment agreed npon in committee of the whole
was reiected, reducing the aggregate increase
above the amount recommended by the com.
mittee of appropriations to neaily *o0,000.
This amount is distributed throughout the
bill and applies to unimportant items. The
Republicans voted uteadlv against rejecting
the propositions asking "for' an increase of
clerical force in some of the departments, as
in some instances many of them declined to
vote at all. When the amendment to increase
the number of clerks in the surgeon general's
office, in order that applications for pensions
might be attended to promptly, came up,
there was a great light between the two sides:
the Republicans wen- solidly in favor of it, and
the Democrats, excepting seven, among whom
was Alex. Stephens, were opposed to a final
vote on the passage of the amendment. The
yeas were 115 and the nays 114.
S E N A E Ma C—Th bill to repeal
the bankrupt law and that for the repeal of
the specie resumption act came up alternate
ly. Mr. Gordon making a speech on ehe latter.
When his speech was concluded,
cd, the pension appropriation bill came, up
and was discussed. The amendment of the
committee on appropriations changing the
House provision that pension agencies shall
bo filled by disabled soldiersj created some
HOUSE.—-Bills were introduced, among
them one for the appointment of an agricul
tural commission to investigate diseases of
stock. The house then considered the bill to
provide a government for the District of Col
umbia. Several amendments were adopted,
but the house adjourned without action.
Milwaukee Produce Market.
OBA1N—Wheat, opened Arm and closed uteadv:
No. 1 hard, $1.18^ No. 1, 1.18V4 No. 2, VU&
April, 1.144 May, 1.12U June, No. 3,
1.09. Corn, eld, nominal No. 3, 41c. Oats, flrm
and wanted No. a, L-S'ic Bye, steady and quiet:
No. 1, 60c. Barley, firmer No. 2, 60c May, 69®
PBOVIglONS-Dull and easier mess pork, *8.80
cash. Lard, prima steam, $6 90.
Chicago Produce Market
OBAIN—Wheat, excited and higher at the openhur
[email protected] No. a Chicago l.li cash 1.12'i May
May No. 3 Chicago l.OSfcfcl.WS. Com/active.
weak and lower at 41&C cash 41U®4l5c Mav:
«?i*»Jy rejected* 37c:*®Oat»r ffifc
?CU*e. 2 &
«"h, 28£c May 27c
at rOo Barley, in steady demand at 48c.
New fork Produce Market.
OBAIN—Wheat, heavy demand moderate- re
ceipts, 188,000 bushels No. a CWeoBo£l1? Tin%
Milwaukee [email protected]'/« hard Ho.TaSta«'i «?.«'
No. 3 red winter 1.30 No. 1 Chicago 1 30- No a
northwestern 1 29&1.30. Bye, quiet and steady
western 72'/4@74c. Barley, quiet and unchanged
Malt, quiet and unchanged Corn, in moderate" de-
mind receipt*, 47,000 busheta ungraded western
mixed, 49@a6c steam M!4@55c high mixed 66c
No 2, 56'4@56c ronnd yellow 55@r6c white west
ern 66c. Oats, kss linn receipts, 6»,000 buaheb
mixed western State 3&Vtf&36Kc No. 36c white
PBOVISIONS Pork, dull at $8 [email protected].
Beef, western long clear middles,6&5\te. Lard,
easier prime steam [email protected]!!J.
KxploMon or the Great Washburn Mill at
Minneapolis-—Seventeen Killed and a
Million Dollars Worth or Property De
A a few minutes past seven on the
evening1 of the 2nd fust, Minneapolis was
starti«d by a most frightful explosion, which
shook the city from centre to circumference.
The explosion took place in the milling cen
tre on the canal that extends around St.
Anthony Falls, and at once the question was
passed from lip to tip, What can it be? In an
instant the entire city was out of doors, and
streaming toward the tails, while it became
known that the great Washburn A mill
had exploded and was a total wreck. The
Vv'a-hburn mill was the largest mill on the
American continent, and with the exception
of one in France, the largest aud niogt com
plete of any flouring mill in the world. It
contained foity run of stone, and employed
regularly from forty to sixty men. The ex
plosion took place at the hour woen the day
force of the mill had just been relieved, and
the night force wii3 just taking their places,
aud though wild reports were afloat, it seems
to be settled that 17 lives were lost.
Immediately after the explosion the flames
bur-t forth and ra«red with fury, until the fol
lowing Houring mills were destroyed: Pettit,
Robinson & Cahill, Ankeuy & Co.
Day & 8ons Day & Rollins Buell, Newton &
Co. Diamond mill Gorton, Hay ward & Co.
Washing!on "A and Washington "B" mills
No description can convey a full idea of the
force of the explosion, two of which were dis
tinetly heard all over the city. Millers uni
formly attribute the explosion to the flour
dust which wa distributed through the atmos
phere oi the elosed rooms, and tho inilliug
apparatus caught from contact with the flame,
or from fnc'iou. The principal force of the
explosion appears to have been from the
Washburn mill towards the Diamond and
Zenith mills. The second explosion prob.
ably occurred in one of these.
The Milwaukee it St. Paul round house In
tiont of the^e was half demolished by the con
eussion, while the railroad shops loo'c as if
they had been bombarded. The Centennial
block, on Washington avenue, had all its
heavy plate iudow broken except one store,
which was open. The glass was broken into
flue pieces, as if run through a stamp mill.
A miller standing near the window of the
old Washburn mill, was startled bv the first
explosion, and had one glance, when he saw
the walls of the big mill spreading outward,
roofs falling, and flames flashing up. The
next moment he was on the floor blown half
way aci o»i the mill by the concussion.
Charles Henry was a married man, about
forty curs of age, and leaves a wire aud one
chrTd. He resided at Xo. 013 Third street
and leans his family in rather reduced eir
cunistanccs. He was a member of Ilermon
Loditc No. 18, K. of P. Yesterday afternoon
the lodge cave his family $50.
Fied Merrill, a single man, affed twenty
eight year.-, perished. The Merrill boys came
I Minneapolis some time since and wished
to locate here permanent y. Therefore his
parents were sent for and anived in the city
aud commenced housekeeping about two
wci ks aio.
Ed. Merrill, brother of Fred, also perished.
He was a single man aged twt nty A ears old.
C'laik Wilber uns a mauiul man, aged
forty-She years, aud has a wife and two girls
l:\in in Vermont.
August Smith, aired foity live vears, leaves
a wifu and one lulu to liiouin 'his los-=. He
re-.ldi i1 .it i:j Eighth avenue south. Family
moderate ciicum-t.ince*.
E. II (iriindm in. a millwright, abou' fifty
\f\ir» of aire, puhdied. He rc.-ided at 1,2ft
H.-i moii place, and lea\es a wife and eleven
hdd.e.i to mourn his lo-s. His family were
well provided for.
William slie, twentv-clirht vears old,
leaves a lc and one child, lie resided on
Seventh street and Cedar avenue. He was a
member of the Ancient Older of United
Workmen and the Kniirhts of Pythias. Thus
lis f.im h|\\ill he{pro\id(d for by these ordeis
V\ ru- E. Wing was a single man thirtv-four
years old.
Olc Shei was a married man, residing at
south end of Washington avenue. His family
are iu moderate circumstances, but depended
upon him for support.
Walter Savage, a married man, twenty-three
years old, leaves a wife and one child. He
resi 'cd at No. 1,313 South ThUd street, and
leaves his tmily nearly destitute.
Chillies Kimball a sinirle man aged twenty
years, was a new arrival in the city, and had
been working .nit a shor' time.
Heniy Hicks was a married man aged forty
years. He was not lh mg with his wife, and
it i» understood was about applying for a
E M. Burbank wasthe oldest man in the
mill, being past sixty. He leaves a wife aud
two dauglucrs.
Those in other mills were John E. Ros
sicnus, of the Zenith mill, who was a married
man. Was about, twenty-six years old. A
wife and ten months-old "child arc left in not
the most desirable circumstances.
John Boyer, who nearly escaped from the
Diamond mill, was a married man, about
twenty-five years old. Has been here but a
short time.
Peter Holbey, burned in the Humholt ruins
was married, leaves a wife and one child, and
was about twenty-five yara old. Family not
iu best of circumstances.
Peter Lund, who was first reported as hav
ing pc ished in the Humboldt mill, escaped
unharmed. A fe moments before theexplo
sion occurcd he was engatred in a bantering
conversation with Peter Holbenj, who per
ished, as to who should go out for a pail of
water Lund, fortui.ately for himself, con.
eluded to go. and was scarcely outside of the
mill before the explosion occurred. He asserts
that the cxolosion occurred in the big mill,
and th.-1 Humboldt and Diamond), mills were
blown down by the concussion.
Jake Rhodes, who lives pist below the mills,
left Ins home a few minutes before the explo
sion, and said he was going to a fire. He went
toward the mills, and has not since been seen.
One survivor was met, Joseph Monti, Jr.,
the watchman of the Galaxy mill, who was
discovered bv the reporter "in all the oleni
tude »f health. He said he was in the base
ment ot the bill, one Btorry below the canal,
engaged in putting in an alarm bell npon the
shafting. The concussion lifted him full six
feet, when he fell and was stunned for five
minutes. He was in a dazed condition when
he recovered from the shock, and only heard
one explosion they must have occurred while
he was stunned. When he realized his posi
tion, he found the water from the canal pour
ing in, and naturally thought the thud of
the explosion was merely the result of the
breaking in of the canal. He rushed to a
window up stairs, and looked for a place to
jump. When there he saw John G. Rosicni
us. Of the Zenith mill, looking out of the win
dow. Monti called out to hiuj," Are you go
ing to jump," but Rosienius either did not
understand or did not hear, and that was last
seen of him alive. Monti took in the situa
tion, saw the elevator in one tremendous
sheet of flame, and was momentarily paralvz
ed. Looking below the window, Monti ob
served an ash heap, fifteen feet or so below
him. He straddled the sill, swung himself
over, hung by his hands for a second or two on
the sill as the roar of the flames boomed hi-s
ingly around him, and then dropped and
rolled thence in the seething waters. Once
in the water he swam out despairingly and
exhausted, until he stru-k a protruding rock,
Uj-on which he climbed and rested to recover
his presence of mind and courage. His senses
being gathered, he waded to the paper mill.
Reaching the under portion of it, he rose be
fore some of the employes engaged in putting
out a blaze. As a voice from the dead, he
asked, Which way can I get out?"' He was
then directed to a place of safety.
1»«1 4 Experience.
Mr. Daniel Day, who resides near the cor.
ner of Sixteenth ..venue south and Ninth
street, tells his experience as follows: Have
been in the employ of Pettit, Robinson & Co.,
for two years. Am second miller when the
mill is running the special duty of looking
after machinery of the mill. Have charge of
the mill when idle. Ta« nVU shutdown Wed
nesday evening. About six o'doclt I went to
the mill as usual. After looking the mill
over I sat down in the office to read a paper.
The mill faces the big Washburn mill and is
about forty feet from said mill. The office Is,
or was, in front and has one window on that
side, and a window on the side overlooking a
small vacant lot.
I sat with my back to the front window and
quite near it, and at my right and against the
office partition wall was a heavy desk. The
first I knew I was lifted out of my chair and
hurled violently against the stone side wall of
the mill, and the desk after me I had fairly
gained my feet and reached the side window
when I was thrown back again by the same
kind of leverage, and then the office was full
of falling and flying Jdebrls I did not hear
any noise at all, except the cracking of break,
ing timbers of the platform. Although some
what stunned I did not lose mv senses, but
scrambled back to the side window, knowing
that if the roof and upper floors were coming
down I should be safer in the window, as the
walls are at least three feet thick—the best
mill walls on the canal. The walls were vi
brating backward and forward with consider
able rapidity.
When the debris quit flying through the air
I looked out of the window and saw that the
Washburn' mill was leveled to the ground.
The canal was full of stones and broken tim
ber. The timber was one mass of flames and
the elevator one huge bonfire.
The falling of the walls into the canal flood,
ed the packing floor of our mill, and the water
was several inches deep until it run off. I saw
that the mill must burn, as the sacks on the
packing or office floor wure all on fire. It
«ccmed as if a sheet of flame had been blown
through the mill, igniting only light stuff. I
coupled on the rotary pump, which is kept for
fire purposes, and started into the basement
to let the water into the wheel, but found I
couldn't get along, as the heavy oak floor in
the packing room was splintered Into tooth
picks. The flames were roaring over head,
and I looked up to find the whole mill al ove
me was as full of Are as the walls would bold,
and as I kn'-w I couldn't do anything, I left
the mill. Under ordinary clrcum-tances,
witn men on the-everai floors, I could have
flooded the mills in a minute by means of the
rotary fire pump. I am not badly hurt, only a
little bruised. I don't believe it possible that
a soul could have scaped from the big mill,
as it was on fire in an instant. I can't give
any opinion as to the cause of the explosion,
but doubt if it was caused by the dust from the
middlings purifier.
Mr. Day mentioned having seen Joe Monte
as he came out of the mill.
Mr. Dav was not badly injured, and only
suffers from stiffness. A few scratches on
face and head, with a few bruises i-n various
portions of the bodv, were the only injuries
received. He was the only man in the mill at
the time.
Fred George, the young man who had such
a miraculous escape from instant death, tells
his story as follows: He was in the rear por
tion of the Zenith mill when the explosion
occurred. This mill, like that of Pettit* Rob
inson, was facing the big mill with its front
on the canal. Mr. Ge rge had seated himself
near the husk and in close proximity to the
stove. When the explosion occurred a blast
of hot air, smoke and lire burst through the
front of the mill and ignited the dust in the
mill. About one hundred and fifty barrels of
flour were in the front of the building, and
these were knocked about as though weigh
ing no more than so many spools of thread.
Some of the flonr barrels struck him and he
was thrown down. Then the 6tove was
thrown upon him and he thought all was
over. By a superhuman effort he succeeded
in extricating himself from the perilous posi
tion in which he was placed and started for
the frout of the building. R°nehing the door
he jumped out and, as the platform had been
destroyed, landed in the canal. With all the
speed possible he crawled out on hands and
knees and escaped. Reaching sixth avenue
south, he ran up to the corner of Third street
where he entered W. E. 8erri«irs store and
exclaimed, "For God's sake water, or some
thing for me." Without waiting he tume»\
tan out and entered the drug store next door.
Procuring some liniment he started for his
boarding place on Sixth avenue south.betwcen
Third and Fourth street.
The Stills Destroyed a mills Itrmttn
The Tribune, gave the following interesting
Hobart, Snuler &Co. are in running order
with no damage to machinery and no loss by
the destruction of the elevator.
Goodrich «& Co. are uninjured and are in
running order.
W. H. Chill & Co.'s mill is also uninjured
and in running order.
D. R. Barber & Co.'s mill was running^ this
Empire, C. A. Pillsbury, report no serious
damage. They will start up to-morrow.
Crocker, Fisk & were running th:s
The Dakota mill, S. 8. Brown, was some
what shaken up. The burrs were not started.
The machinery is not seriously damaged.
The Anchor mill ore A. Pillsburv & Co. is
in running order. It will be started to-mor
The Pillsbury mill ts running in good or
The City mill of Solon Armstrong & Co. is
badly shattered, but to what extent cannot be
ascertained this morning.
She Cataract mill of L. Day & Co. was con
siderably injured, but the machinery was
kept running during the night, and it is be
lieved, is all right.
The Washburn 'B" mill Is badly shattered,
and will require considerable repairs before it
will be in running order, but it is thought that
two weeks will be sufficient to place the old
part in operation. This will give the follow,
ing mills for the summer work:
North Star East Side 5
Phoenix East Side 5
Artie. 6
Union fi
Holly 5
therlist of losses and insurance in detail:
'L Loss. Insurance
C. 0 Washburn, mill A f300,000 9175.000
Minneapolis Jtill company,
etowtor, 63,000 '28,000
Goodrich 4 Co., wheat in el
•«*««.' .3.750 2,750
Fsttit, Robinson & Co., mill 70,000 54,000
1 stock in
_• mill about 9,000 9,000
««. .. ,i%
about 18,000 18,000
Bull, Newton Co., Hum
bolt mill. .'.... 60,000 37,500
Bull, Newton & Co., stock in
mill about .-j 6,500 6,500
8/8. Brown & Co., wheat in
elevator 650 Uninsu'd
3. A- Christian ft Co., stock
75,000 40,000
Hall Dann, barrels and
stock., 4,700 3,700
W. D. Washburn, planing
mill building 7,500 4,250
Minn, ft S L.R. R. 6 cars. 2,800 2,800
D. R. Barber ft Son, wheat
in elevator....'. 2,000 3,500
Crocker, Fisk ft Co., wheat
in elevator, 8,526^ bus... 9,380 14,000
Warner, Brewster ft Co.,
stock 600 UninSu'd
Smith, Parker ft Co., ma
eUuery..:.-:. .. •...'.. 2,500 '800
Smith, Parker ft Co.. stock.. 1,000 750
Day, Rollins ft Co., Zenith
mill 35,000 2»,000
Day, Rollins ft Co., stock... 10,000 1,500
Estate of W. P. Ankeny,
Galaxy mill- 65,000 40,000
Cahill, Ankeny ft Co.. stock
in mill 8,000 5.000
Cahill, Ankeny ft Co., wheat
inelevator 4.000 4,000
Gorton, Haywood & Co.,
Diamond mill 30,000 20,000
Gorton, Haywood & Co.,
stock 1.500 1,500
H. C. Butler, machinery in
shop 4,000 Uninsu'd
Milwaukee ft St. Paul rail
mad, round house, damage 1,500 1,500
City Bank, machinery in
plauing mill 10,000 7,500
Lowry & Morrison, frame
building 9,000 6,500
T. A. Harrison, frame build
ing 1,000 750
C. A. Pillsbury, wheat in
elevator 10,000 10,000
Total $824,160 $519,300
ShA A»kea, in a Moment or Stage,
nn ampoBlulllty or a anu—
Tne Happ ttvaatt.
Miss Aureiia sample is a milliner's
young woman in a fashionable establish
ment on Broadway. Long-continued con
tact with the aristocracy in the way
business (sh is in the fitting depart
has given her notions not alto
gether consistent with her condition iu
iif.-. She is firmly impressed with the
idea that she is fitted by nature to shine
in a sphere far removed from that which
she now occupies, and she has a grudge
against late for making her a milliner,
instead of an occupant ot gilded balls,
and the mistress of servants and things
of that nature. S lar es outward ap
pearances go. Miss Aureiia is right. Sh
is actually beautiful. Sh has a very
pretty face, an exceedingly pleasant fig
ure and a pretty little manner, wi ich
many a fine iady would give her back
teeth to possess. An then she has a
way of saying little smart things which
arc pleasant to hear, and altogether is a
prepossessing little body who would
make a very good figure in almost any
position life.
A a matter of course, Miss Aureiia had
lovers—almost every girl ha9 lovers, no
matter what may be her style. One pos
sessed of her attractions could not pos
sibly be without them. Sh had seven.
Mr. John Thompson, the brother of the
proprietress of the establishment in
which she was employed, was the one
man who most persistently followed her,
but she did not love him at all. was
a small, insignificant man, with light no
colored hair, veiy small, and uncertain in
the matter of legs, and altogether a most
unsatisfactory person. Th only good
point about him was the part in the hair,
which was as exact and beautiful as any
thing could be. Th more Miss Aureiia
frowned upon Mr. Thompson the more lie
pursued her. loved her precisely in
the proportion that she did not love him,
thus making himself and the object of
bis adoration thoroughly unhappy.
But she did love Th man she loved
was a Mr. Samuel Frehantle, a salesman
in Stewart's, who was precisely the man
for her fancy. was tall, and had
biack hair, which was parted in the
middle, and he had beautiful side whis
kers and a broad, expansive forehead,
and would have done admirably for a
wax figure in the window of a fashionable
hair 0iesser'8 establishment. Indeed, he
has been offered a ition more than
once, but has always remained true to
drvgood*, which was his first love.
Unfortunately for Miss Aureiia, Mr.
Frehantle did not love her. Smile she
ever so sweetly he paid no attention to
it, and when her attention became more
demonstrative he very curtly informed
her that it wouldn't do, that he was not
matrimonially incined, and that he was
a man of too much principle to flirt with
a lady. had made it the rule ol his
life never to trifle with woman, for he
did not want the guilt ot making them un
happy on his mind. never abstracted
goods or made love. as a correct
young man, and always would ite.
Empire ft
Minneapolis 9
City 5
Anchor 12
Palisade 11
New Morrison—Mr. Pillsbury 6ays will be
running in 10 days 14
R. P. Russell
Total ~iso
The. following are the names of the mills
destroyed and their capacity:
Washburn A 41
Pcttit-Robiuson ".. 15
Galaxy 12
Humboldt 6
Mr. J. A. Christian thinks the gas was gener
ated by fire.
It is his opinion that the fire originated from
the stones in the east grinding room. The mill
was about changing off, and the stones are at
such times permitted to run dry, the millers
raising the stones ss soon as the wheat in the
hoppers is exhausted. It is presumed that
some one of the millers, through carelessness,
neglected to raise the stones in his charge, that
friction was generated, which communicated to
the dust box, the draft from which
is downward. A similar fire occurred
in the dnst box on the other side
of the mill some two months ago. The draft
from that box is up, and not down, as in the
ease of the box on the east side, and an ex
plosion of the box itself would not have been
sufficient to create the disaster which followed.
But it is the theory of Mr. Christian that the
gas was drawn downward that from the lower
floors it passed through the numerous elevator
ways and openings in all parts of the mill,
filled the great structure, was perhaps rarified
by the heat of the fire, and which was finally
ignited, the explosion following. It it his be
lief that the mill was shot down as had been
provided for in the rules*which prevailed when
the explosion occurred. The night being cold
the windows were elosed and the gas was nnable
to escape through the natural openings.
T/I«]KO#*P« and Inauraner.
Below we give in convenient tabular form
Then Miss Aureha's love turned to
hate. "Hell hath no fury like a woman
scorned." He reading was of a charac
ter that inclined her thoughts to gore.
She was in the habit of perusing all sorts
often cent literature, and had just fin
ished a highly exciting romance, entitl*
"Double Daggers or, Deadwond Dick's
Damnably Deadly Defiance," in which a
scorned woman had incited one lover to
kill a man whom she loved in vain, and
she saw no reason why what had been
done in Dakota could not be as well done
in N York, Sh panted for revenge.
The losses estimated at about one million
dollars, and insurance at $580,000.
COM«« 0 Krplnaton.
Theories of various characters are still circu
lated, and no one seems to know positively,
just exactly the cause, and probably never
will. The dust theory seems to predominate.
And so she turned to Mr. Thompson
and asked him if he still desired to wed
her. remarked that nothing on earth
would please him more, that she was the
bright particular star whicn he had al
ways worshiped and in whose beams he
existed, and that without her liie was a
burden to him which he should ere loag
shuffle off.
"John," said she, I am yours!"
"Bless you!"' he replied.
"But there are conditions!"
"Name them. There is nothing I will
not do for you I"
"Only one. Whale Sam Frehantle, in
Mr. Thompson's inconsequential legs
doubled unaer him
"Whale Sam Frehantle! Why Aureiia
he is six feet high and takes lessons in
boxing. Bu never mind. I shall possi
bly be brought home a corpse,but I may as
well die that way as any other. Farewell
Aureiia! Consider Sam Frehantle whaled.
I wi' do it or die in the attempt."
The young man left her presence with
desperation on his brow and determina
tion in his heart.
They met in the hall of the Sturtevant
House, just back of the reading room.
Mr. Thompson walked up to Mr. Fre
hantle and deliberately tweaked his nose.
Jlr. Frat.antle, somewhatsurprised, look
Td at him, and, picking him up,feature
took him down stairs into the boot
department, and so belabored him that
Mr. Thompson's mother would not have
known him without an introduction.
Then up spoke Mr. Frehantle:
"What the duce is this all about,
And then Tnompson told him all about
Frehantle was an excellent and gener
ous young man, and an idea struck,him.
Thompson," said he, you are entire
ly welcome to Aureiia, and shall have
heri Get up, and strike me four or five
times in the eye. Only as I can't go to
the store for a week, you must pay my
salary for that time. Then send Aureiia
where she will see me, wed her, and be
"Sam." said Mr. Thompson, "I don't
believe I could make an impression on
you. Wouldn't it be just as well if I
hired one of the men to 'do it?"
"Precisely,"said Mr. Frehantle "and
wo will have a little bout that will give
me practice and amuse me."
And so a negro b»ot-black who was
handy with his fists was hired for a dol
larta stand up with Mr'. Frehantle,- and*
the negro, got in some very good busi
ness, and Mr -Frehantle's eyes were very
decently blacked, and when it was all
over the two went up stairs very amicably
and had a bottle all by themselves, and
separated on the best of terms.
Miss Aureiia saw Mr. Frehantle the
next day with his eves in mourning and
rejoiced thereat. "She married Mr.
Thompson the day after. I is hoped that
they will be happy. Th true story was
told to the managing man at Stewart's
and he was so well pleased at the cbiv.il
ric and generous condnst of Mr. Fiehan
tle thit he did not stop his salary at all,
and gave him assurances of early and
profitable promotion.
There is no moral whatsvpr to this—
that is, none we can see. Everybody is
hapDy. and possible they all deserve it.
Frehantle ii relieved of attentions he did
desire, and had an encounter with with
an antagonist worthy of him, Miss Aure
iia has her revenge and a husband.
Thompson has a wif whom he loves,
the negro has a black eye—he always
had that an a a dollar. Because of her
nourishing sentiments of revenge, Mrs
Thompson ought to suffer somewhat.
But what can be expected of a romantic
young woman? On the whole, we hope
that her life will be one of continued
happiness.- -N. Y. Mail.
The tiirl Lverybody Likes.
She is not beautiful—Oh no nobody
thinks of calling her that. N tone of a
dozen can tell whether her eyes are black
or blue. If you should ask them to de
scribe her, they could only say. "she is
just right" and there it would end.
She is a merry-hearted, fun-leving, be
witching maiden, without a spark of en
vy or malice in her whole composition.
She enjoys herself and wants everybody
else to do the same. Sh has always a
kiud word and pleasant smile for "the
oldest man or woman, in fact, I can think
of nothing she resembles more than a
great sun beam which brightens every
thing it comes iu contact with!
All pay her marked attention, from
rich Mr. Watts, who lives in the mansion
on the hill, to negro Sam, the sweep. Al
look after her with an admiriug eye and
say to themselves. "She is just the right
sort of a girl.''
The young men of the town vie with
one another as to who shall show her the
most attention, but she never encourages
them beyond being simply kind and jol
ly so no one can call her a flirt no, in--ry
deed, the young men would deny such
an assertion as quickly as she.
Girls,—wonderful to relate—like her
too! for she never delights in hurting
their feelings or saying spiteful things
behind their backs. Sh is alwavs wil
ling to join in their little plans and assist
them in any way They go to her with
their love aflairs and she manages adroit
ly to see George or Charlie, and drop a
good word for Ettie or Minnie, until their
little difficulties are all patched up and
everything goes on smoothly again,—
thanks to her.
Old ladies say she is''delightful." Th
sly witch knows how to humor them. Sh
listens pathntl to complaints of the
rheumatism or nenralgia, and then sym
pathizes with them so heartly that they
are half cured.
But she cannot be always with us. By
and-by a young man comes fiom a dis
tant town and marries her. Th villagers
crowd around and tell him what a [prize
he has won but he seems to know it
pretty well without any telling, to judge
from his lace. S she leaves us, and it is
not long before we hear from that place.
She i9 there the woman every body likes.
A California W id
A San Francisco widow is ahead in the
marrying business. Sh was fair au
young and well to do, and a young man
had plighted his troth to her. Suddenly
his visits ceased, and the widow sent out
spies to discover his lurking-place.
These faithful agents ascertained that
the young man was about making other
matrimonial arrangements with a young
girl to whom he was paying assiduous
attentions. Th blooming widow, re
solved not to be basely deeeived, found a
pistol which had been the property ol her
first husband, loaded it, and went hunt
ing for her lover. Sh found him at the
house and in company of his younger
charmer, and having previously provided
herself with a marriage-license, persuad
ed him to accompany her to the marripge
altar. Sh Ihu4 happily saved an inex
perienced young man from committing
the crime of deceiviuy a trusting woman.
When the Iowa C'jntnl train passed at
Eddyvillc, day before yesterday, says the
Haw key e, a man whose hands and face
were the color of bis clothes, and whose
clothes were the color of the car door,
looked out the car window, and, in the
voice of one making an important an
noucement, said:
I wa raised in this place."
The passengers were of course deeply
impressed, and everybody looked at
Eddyvillc with new interest but one
curious passenger eyed,,the dirty man
very intently, and repeated, in tones of
disbelief, "Raised?''
sir," said the grim man
The unbelieving passenger mused a
moment, and then his brow cleared.
O, yes" he said, I see alluvial de
Postal statistics show that of all Eruo
pean countries(Russia probably exeepted
the fewest letters are written in Spain.
Thus in 1873-G only 87,000,000 letters
passed through the Post Office, being but
5.49 to each inhabitant—a delightful
in Spanish life not a few of us
would be disnosed to think.
Minnesota Sews items.
Fares on the Hastings and Dakota railroad
have been reduced from 5 to 4 cents per
A five year old daughter of N. M. Chase
of Hastings, was drowned in the river on
Thursday afternoon.
The Btore and goods of Mr. Meeker at
Caatle Itoek, Dakota county, were destroyed
by fire on Wednesday last.
The Midland track layers have
Znmbro Falls.
Hon. Chris. Graham and wife, of Red
Wing, started for Washington last Monday
evening and, will be absent a month.
The Norwegians of Ked Wing and vicinity
will celebrate the sixty-fourth anniversary of
the independence of Norway on the 17th of
this month with appropriate ceremonies and
Those who contend that the red man is
not capable of the highest civilization cer
tainly do him injustice. Recently, while
crossing the island between here and Red
"Wing, we observed a number of squaws dili
gently chopping wood, while the men were
engaged in settling some grave question by
means of an elastic hall and a couple of short
clubs. A people who have shown 60 much
ability in educating their women are surely
entitled to high consideration irom the lest
of mankind.—Ellsworth Herald.
The Jackson Republican learns that Hon.
Aaron Andrews, formerly of Fairmont, and
member of the House from that district
in 1867, recently died in Kansas.
Mr. Macdonald, editor of the Timet,
whoso serious illness from an attack of
pneumonia, we noticed last week, has re
covered sufficiently to be able to sit np, andever
will probably be out again in a few days.—
St. Cloud Times
With a population approaching 5,020,
ope county does not contain a shoe or har
ess store. It would seem that an enter
Prising Crispin might eke out a living' in
that region.
Hon. R. J. Chewring, late of Farmington,
has become a resident of Shakopee.
Mr. Ed. Smith, of Eagle Creek, Scott
county, expects an apple crop of 800 bushels
this season.
We want you to understand this ain't no
one horse county or no Feoond rate town.—
Morris*(Stetens Cmmty) Trilune.
On Monday of last week, George Westcott,
of Morris, was severely wounded in the side,
hand and face, by the accidental discharge of
his gun.
Johanna Carew, engaged as a servant in
the house of Mr. A. Rines, at Princeton,
committed suicide by taking strychnine
on Tuesday last. No cause is assigned for
the act. Deceased was about 20 yeais old.
Mrs. John T. McNeil, residing on the
Dood road between Cardova and Cleveland,
Le Seuer county, was fatally burned on
Tuesday last. Her clothes took fire from a
stove, and before assistance could arrive her
body was burned to a crisp.
"Several prairie schooners pas3 through
town every day," is the standing item in the
State papers.
Last Monday the timbers for a new Meth
odist church were raised at Rice Lake. The
building is expected to be completed in July
Twenty miles of track on the North Wis
consin railroad is to be built from Baj field
southward toward St. Paul during tho com
ing summer.
At St. Paul, the other day. a ditch caved
in on a plumber, and it begins, to look as
though heaven had its eye on those chaps.
—Stillwater Lumberman.
The full amount of stock $lii,000, necessa
to insure the erection of the new flouring
mill at Meriden, has been subscribed, and
the organization completed.
The first through bill of lading from St.
Paul to a point on the Midland was three
thousand dollars' worth of groceries, con
signed to the new grocery house at Millville,
via the Diamond Jo line and the Minnesota
Midland railway.
During the winter evening, when the
hiluren were engaged with their lessons,
our tame rat, Billy, was u:-u tlly to be
found on the table rummaging among
their books aud catching at their pens
which latter amusement he enjoyed very
much after the manner of a kitten run
ning after a knitting-needle drawn quick
ly up and down the table, but as these
amusements rather interfered with the
studies. Billy would occas^ionly be dis
missed to the kitchen, to which he had a
great dislike. never stayed there
any longer than he could help, but on
the first chance wouid tush up stairs and
scratch, or rather, 1 should say, gnaw for
admittance. Speaking of this gnawing
leads me to observe that one objection I
had to receiving him was the fear that
he would be very.mischevous but fortu
natelv I never found him so. had
free access a pantry wheie a variety of
eatables, usualy considered dear to a rat's
heart were to be found, but I never knew
him to injure anything, or even to cut a
paper covering of any parcel, no matter
what it contained. N doubt it was
partly owing to his being to well fed
that he was not driven to theft by hun
ger. I generally scattered for him on the
shelves some grains of rice or pieces of
starch, nd to those he helped himself
when inclined. From soap* or candles
he turned away in disgust, being tar too
well-bred a rat to indulge in such low
astes: but he dearly loved a nit of plum
cake: and, shall I on "ess it he was oy
no means a teetotaler. It* ate was used
at dinner, he would rush eagerly about
the glasses until he was supplied with
some in a tpoon. I believe, before he
came to us, he had been accustumed to
even stronger potations, in which, how
ever, we did not indulge him I have
said he was not mischevious, neither was
he, as mischief among rats is generally
understood but there is no rule without
exceptions, and Billy had a decided pen
chant for kid gloves. I any were left
carelessly about he was sure to get hold
of them and have the fingers eaten off in
a few minutes. I cannot tell how manv
gloves he destroyed, until repeated lessons
ot this sort enforced more steady habits.
I must not omit to mention his love of
music when lie heard the piano he would
rush to the drawing-room and spring to
the performer's knees, where he would re
main perfectly quiet, evidenly listening
with much pleasure. When he first came
he was very rcstie^s, 6eeming to live in a
state of perpetual motion but he soon
learned to come upon the knee to be caress
ed and have his head rubbed, which opera
tion affoi ded him intense enjoj ment.
woulu have lain in supreme delight for an
hour if anyone would have rubbed his
head for so long.—Chambers Journal.
The Rev Samuel explains
-that the truth of the doctrine of eternal
punishment can be proved without the
Bible. True and that green apples will
generate a stomach-ache can be proved
without a medical library, Out it is not a
comfortable way of settling an argument.
-M 'I
Persons looking.westward^Qf.^j\gmif^~T
can procure full" information concernim?——
the GARDEN SPOT of Iowa-and Minne
sota, by subscribing for" the' Wotthitaj*. 'T
ton ADVANCE/published al^Wf^ljn^tonj',
The next speaker was Citizen Golard, an
old mau with little hair and much cravat.
He said: ••Citi/en,. we aic heie. as Citizen
Mathelot has said, to express our contempt
for the priestp. This is right. Take the
case of the archbishop who recently lorbade
the members of the workingmen's party to
enter the church in San Francisco. Ah. if I
could have that bishop by the hair. [Loud
applause and wild yells.] It is time that we,
the ad\ance guard of tho people, should
come out boldly and express our feelings to
ward these piiests. these assassins of our
rights, these robbers of our means. A priest,
be he Catholic. Protestant, or Jew, is an
enemy of the people, 'the church is an
enemy and the bishops are the leaders of
the people's enemies."' [Loud applause.]
After this address Citizen Megy was called
upon for a toast and said: '-Citizens, I pro
pose to you, 'The annihilation of the priests
and all other rascals, and the destiuctiou of
the church.' Drink:"' This was drunk with
duo honors amid great enthusiasm, all the
guests gazing at Megy with great admiration.
The colored communist. Citizen,
Corny, next sang a pong. which
was loudly applauded, and tho
Citizen Leblun sang an odo to spring of a
lively character, prefacing tho third verse
with an apology fr its religious character,]^
it contained the line:
J'airuo ma meie ct mon Dieu
"Oh, we are indulgent,"' exclaimed Megy
"go on."'
"Yes," exclaimed Citizen Mathelot, "go
on we are not so serious as we look."
Citizen Mathelot then s.uig a revolutionary
ditty, of which the refrain was:
Pon, Pou. Pou.
Courage! gaicons.
Pou, Pou, Pou.
Demolissons. demolissions!
This excited a degree of enthusiasm equal
ed only by that cteat^d by a song sung by
Megy and entitled "Aux Barricades," of
which the retraiu was:
Car, it faut que tout prix nous en soyons
Citizen Caniarc followed with a song of
equivocal character, which was received with
great favor. By this time the claret and
cognac, the red flag, and the speeches' had
done their wrok. and a citl/ens. whose name
was withheld, sang a ditty of such a charac
ter that Mme. Clouzot, who was waiting at
the table, left the room in a hurry aud the
audience saluted its vulgar words and more
vulgar refrain with yells of drunken laugh
ter. At its close the reporter left, and Citi
zen Mathelot. leaving his seat at the head of
tho table, followed him into the hall and
asked him to be just in his report. Said the
citizen, in a tono of maudlin dignity: "Do
not report what we. are, but the principles
that we represent." As the reporter left the
scene roars of laughter were making tho
rafters ring at the joke of one »f the com
pany, which was much too blasphemous to
be printed here.
Onion i:mr ir •.
Onions can be best grown upon the
same land repeatedly, year after year, and
a change of fertilizes is beneficial. Af
ter barnyard manure has been used, poul
try manure would be Ulecthe and occas
ionally a dressing of pho.-phatc of lime
would be advisable. Th best standard
fertilizer for onions is night s^il taken
out ol cecspools, mixed with dry eaith,
and left to stand a few weeks, until the
heap is incorporated. Four or live wagon
loads of the night-soii, with twice its
bulk of earth, wouid be sufficient for an
acre. Te a barrels of pure poultry manure
mixed with an equal quantity of fine earth
would make a fair dressing for one acre
of onions. A onions are sown or plant
ed closely in drills near together, the
fertilizer is best applied broadcast au«l
harrowd or raked into the surface soil.
By growing this crop repeatedly on the
same plot and using poultry manure,
night-soil and super-phosphate of lime
alternately, the soil may be entirely free.
form weeds in a few years.
It took lens than three weeks for 150 women
who went from New York to San Francisco in
search of occupation to get married. There are
fine openings on the Pacific slope for yotmg
women in the marying trade.
Minnesota. Send' $5 for 'one'-year^ 1 •...
for six monthsj :and,,5pt,ciEii&./o^,,1fijf^{|jJ!!y!',,,
months,' to iiov^CE,, ^ojt^^^'f^l
Nobles county Minnesota." .rr.i*-. »t»'.-n
The R«d!Gohiurorie,
p. *:.! iljo-F
New.York World.] -.'' '-,* •.
The annual Good Friday" banquet of the, ,f//
ances of-the Christian: church," toe place
last evern»gn»t] 1*9 restaurant, of Citizen,
Clouzot, $ ,lS6rBIeeckeK street.' The ban
quet ball'was decorated wit^i haifgfngsf'of
very red banners ferid the flap of the^eonf-''
ranne. ,Ono ,bpre, the ,* .inscription, ,j
"Vive la Commune another bore the -in,
scription, '-Pas de devoirs, pas de droits'
Each gaest ate'heartily,*and clrankfaflrnuflhf
Pas de droits pas do- dovoir-V,'- ,and "So- i, •r"
ciettedes Refugies do la, commune." The"'
table was spread with l-ed napkin's most or"
the guests wore' red in sohie form 'or the otb
er, aud tho chairman, Citizen Matbekrt, wore -,
a red shirt. All the guests \v,eve .in,.their ,.
working day clotlies. Sixteen in all sat'down
to table, and nearly two hours were engaged''
in eating and drinking. -i. ^.v. I,', ra.m
u.i rt.
rin ordinaire and cpgnacfas he, .could .hold.
•The effect of this was riolieea a^^Oon as th'o'''
cloth'was removed, wheri-^CitiZeh" 'Mathetote
rose and delivered the opening .address.,'ofr
the evening., ua# groetea..vdih. loiaLapt. /..-,
plause, and pulled np tho collar of his red
shirt, and, taking from his mouth' the clay
pipe wnich he held there, he said: "I do
not rise in the character of president, .
for we have no president, aud
ueednone. We are all equal. I rise to tell
you why we are here: we are here to attest
our hatred of the prejudices which make of
this a fast day for the poor, while the priests
and the rich feabt and grow fat. What are
these prie&ls? They are the assassins of
the people the enemies of humanity rascals
who always side with the oppressors against
the oppressed, with the persecutor agaiust
his victims. [Applause.] The priest has
been the enemy of liberty—not only the
Catholic priest, but the Jewish and Protes
tant priests as well. In 1851, when the coup
iVetat came iu France, the Aicbbishop Gul
bert offered the revolutionists the use of the
church of Notre Dame as a place of refuge
from the troops, but as soon as the coup
d'tUtt had succeeded, bo opened his doors
to sing a Te Deum to Napoleon, and thus al
lowed his victims to fall into the hands of
the assassins. So here in 1857, when the
men were marching to the city hall crying
for bread, it was the priest Henry Ward
Beecher, the putative husband of Mrs. Til
ton, who advised them to submit to the mili
tary, although the hoard of nldennen were
forced to vote 2.000.000 for work on Cen
tral park to relieve tho distress. [Applause.]
This same Beeeher it was who afterward de
clared that a workinsjman can live on £1 a
day. [Cries of "seventy-five cents:"] Ah,
these priests! I remember when I had a
daughter: instead of having her baptized by
a priest, I gave her a name and baptized her
with wine. A piiest afterwards came to me
ai said he would come and baptize her. I
said: 'If yuii come as a man I will welcome
you, but if you come as a priest I will throw
you out of the window.' Loud applause.]
Citizens, we do not want these piiests. If
we get mairied let us bo married by the
mayor. If we must baptize oar children let
us do it ourselves and in wine, and not let a
priest throw his dirty wafer over its head.
[Loud applause.] 'those vuio do not feel
and act in this way are o\eiinfluenced by
their wives or their mothc-i-in-law. Let us
feast when these prkdt.i fast, fast when they
feast—for the church and its priests are al
ways on the side of property but sometimes
they suffer too, as-in the case of M. Darboy."
[Loud applause, during which Megy picked
his teeth with his fork and smiled triumph

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