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«|rstern ^ilvaitce. Term. $a.oo a Year, $1.00 far Six Month*. 8ATURDAY. APRIL 25,1874. **Mr." Blakely, who has purchased the St. Pan. Pioneer, took charge on Wed nesday. Mr. W. L..Crawford has sold his farm of 160 acres, in Mower County, six miles east.of Le Roy, for 6,000 bushels of wfoeat", payable in six years—1,000 bush e4»each-year. The President has vetoed the curren cy bUi because he is opposed to inflation and desires a return to specie payments as rapidly hs possible. •The ice was out of our lake on the 19th and out of Lake Pepin on the 221, but it still shuts up the Straits of Mack inack. ''The lower Mississippi country from Monroe to the mouth of tiie Red River is overflowed, and 10,000 people are on the verge of starvation. Appeals are being made for aid which are being re sponded to from the Northern cities. •We have received the speech of Hon. M.lr.'Dunnell, Member from this Dis trict, delivered in the House, upon the bill to regulate commerce by railroa Is in the several States. With the friends of the measure, he boldly declares his bejiejf in the power of" Congress to reg ulate commerce among the States car ried on by railroads. The overflow in the lower Mississippi country seems to be tho most serious one ever known. The river is foity miles wide at Memphis, and vast tracts of country are overflowed, drowning out the inhabitants. Th3 department of agriculture has received very full information concern ing the appearance of wheat through out- tiie country. The returns cover a large proportion of the winter wheat area in each State. The winter has been extremely favorable in all sections. No previous season has been more gen erally so since the inauguration of crop reports. The House committee on railways, Jiave authorized General Hurl but to draft a report in favor of tiie construc tion of a double-track freight railway from the Mississippi Vallty to tide wate/ at ur near New York. The com mittee have taken considerable testimo ny upon the cost of transporting grain over such road. The evidence shows that it can be nvwed for 15 cts. pet-mated bushel from Chicago to New York, and at corresponding rates from other points in the Mississippi Valley. A bill has been introduced in Con gress to equalize tiie bounties of sol diers who served in the late war. It pro vides that there shall lie paid to every honorably discharged non-commission ed officer, priva.e soldier, musician, ar tificer and wagoner, including those borne on the rolls as slave, who served the u'nited States in the war of the re bellion, the sum of eight and one-thi.d dollars per month for all his time of service between the 12th of April, 1K61. and Myy-9tlr, 18H.1, or in case of volun teers tip to'the time of the muster out of tiie volunteer organization to which he belonged in case of the death of any such person, paj mentis to be made to his widow and children. Any bountjes heretofore received from the United States or any State aie to l«de ducted from the allowance hereby au thorized. N bounties shall be paid to substitutes, or to persons dischargtd as minors. No attorney shall be allow ed, on pain of.fine and imprisonment, to receive moie than $10 for prosecu ting any clai under the foregoing provisions. THE WABASHA & FARIBAULT SAR ROW-WAGE RAILROAD. Parties interested in building a nar row-gauge railroad from Wabasha to Faribault, it seems are taking the work in hand with vigor and there is a fair prospect that the road will be built. We hope to see this project successfully carried out, for we believe, as before stated, that narrow-gauge railroads will assist.Mthe country greatly in solving the transportation problem and will be tiie mentis of giving railr ad facilities to many remote regions which couid not -otherwise have them. Besides, they may he made of great service in buildingAip points like Worthington, as they can be cheaply constructed as feeders to trunk-lines. Their great val ue, however, will be'especially felt in connecting interior points with water transportation. We notice that a nar row-gauge road has just been completed in Iowa,irom l)es Moines to Ames, a distance of 30 miles, at $7,000 per mile* and that the total cost, equipment and all, will" not be over SO.OOO per mile. The Iowa Eastern narrow-gauge has given great satisfaction. A narrow gauge car will carry about 185 bushels of wheat and about five cords of green wood. The Mankato I'Mion says it is pro posed to1 extend the narrow-gauge from Faribault to Mankato. IMPORTANT RAILROAD MEETING. A meeting of prominent railroad of ficers was recently held in New York to consider what action should be tak en under the railroad laws of Wiscon sin, Iowa and Minnesota, Among the lawyers present were O'Conner, Evarts, Hoar,, Curtis, and others, and their unanimous decision was that the laws in question were unconstitutional, that they acts of wholesale confisca tion, HtuLthat they would never be sus tained by the Supreme Court. The Boards of Directors, therefore, unanl mously resolved to resist the laws, and instructed their managers to go on and run the roads upon business principles, fixing such passenger and freight rates as they may think best for the interests of all concerned. The Superintendents claim that the operating expenses of their roads are 75 per cent, of the gross receipts and that the recent laws will cut down receipts from 25 to 40 per cent. Since this information was received, a St. Paul Pioneer repor er publishes an account of an interview with the managers of the Milwaukee & St. Paul road, in which he learned that they do not intend to ignore the law and refuse to maks concessions. They say they propose to make material modifications in their rates, and make no discrimina tions whatever. A Milwaukee paper also reports an interview with the Pres ident of the road, in which it was inti mated that the law, if enforced, would compel the road to stop running. A writer in the Mankato Review, speaking of the location of Meuuonites, at Mountain Lake, says: No better immigrants could our State desire than these Meuuonites and no in. we congenial home could tiie Meuuon ites find an the one offered them here. But the St. Paul and Sioux City Rail road is uueuergetic in the matter of at tracting iiuniigrai.t-t. Its Land part ment is a mere skeleton—simply an apology tor doing nothing. The com pany does not advertise, publishes no paniphlet, employs no agent—in fact, cultivates a masterly inactivity. A lit tle wire pulling and log rolling is all this, for tie rest most respeciabie of all railroad companies does for getting Mennonjtes. For securi ig other set tlers along its line, all it has ever done is to grant a very lilieial contract to the temperance colony of Miller, lliim iston & Co. WHAT A TEXAN TUI.\KS OF MINNE SOTA. A very heavy laud owner and banker from Texas spent the summer months in Minnesota, and after a close obser vation of the State, he writes "I am much pleased with what I have seen of Minnesota. The agricul tuial capabilities o" the State are much gieater than I had supposed, ami quite sufficient, I think, to sustain your pros perous cities, St. Paul and Minneapo lis, in tin ir rapid giowth and manufac turing dev» lopment. The entire region between St. Paul and Breckinridge is evidently »v« II a ipted to the culture of small grain, especially wh at, which in the vicinity of Litchfield seems to me better in growth and promis- of yield than any I have seen elsewhere in my recent journey through Pennsylva nia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois 'and tiie grass crop, native grass, is equal to any 1 have ever seen outside of Tex as. STATE NEWS. Douglas county will harvest a crop of pea nuts this year. The S »uk Rapids Sentinel states that Be ton county is "exceedinly rich in paupers."' The population of Bed Wing is esti at ",nno. The corps of U. S. Engineers who! made an examination of the falls at' Minneapolis lepoit that it will cost! $410.19.! to preset ve them. The Lake City Lrtuli says One of our seedei men sa\s that "the seeder trade is run into the ground," as prices I have been "cut" so that ROOII seeders.J aresidlui^ for forty 1 instead,of sixty or seventy dollars. We expect that 1 such is the ki .d of squezing that Grangers intend to give the "middle-j men" all around. lb-v. J. Cadwallader. of Lake City, is conducting a veiy successful revival in St. Paul. Tiie I'rtss says "his method is plain, simple and quiet," and very' successful. II. II. Young, of the Rochester Itec rtl dinJ Union, has in\ente 1 a mailingwersmall. machine, which is said to work rapid I and ccurately. and can le furnished at a cost not exceeding $30. The wind tlo ring mill recently erect ed on Greenwood Prairie, Olmsted county, lias commenced running, and is pronounced a complete success. NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS. The Rock ouiily Hera'il says :—Our stre-ts arc daily fue.l w.tlt enii jra.it teams, destined to locate in Rlick coun t\ and the eastern part of Dacota terri toiy The Jackson Republic savs: The mammoth Calhi Lilly of Mrs. s. Avery, which was mentioned among the house plants last fall, is now in full bloom, having two large white blossoms, each standing three and one-half feet from! the earth in the flower-pot in which it grows. It has five leaves which rise' still higher than the blossoms. The Spirit Lake A saloon-keeper, at Lu Verne who was visited by the ladies and requested to discontinue, the ruinous traflic, writes to the Hcrahl and says.: "Some few men this place hold'up their hands in holy honor at the idea of drink ing a dram of whiskey, who have a ci gar in their mouth from morning till evening, with the knowledge that this "vile" practice is injuring their health everyday." Hon. Willis Drummoud. Commis sioner of the General Land Office, has resigned because of the small salary at tached to the position. Are see by tl Windom Reporttr that the business of impounding cattle is lively at that place. This is right. If cattle eaut.ot stay at home and obey the herd law, let thembeim-pounded, if not pounded. The City council of Mansfield, Ohio, have passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale of intoxicating leverages. The Church bells were rung, and cannon were hied. The Toledo Commercial says ice two inches thick was taken from the river at that place on the 17th and put up for Summer use. The ice was nearly al) gone out of our lake on the 17th, FARMERS' DEPARTMENT. PROFITS OF FARMING Whether farming pays or not, that is the question. The shiftless farmer thinks it does not, while the energetic farmer knows that it does. The Cin cinnati Time* gives some examples of, successful farming in Iowa which are rather on the side of tlKse wl believe it pays. Thus a lawyer bought 2,000 acres of land near Webster City for $24,000, and sowed 1.700 act es in wheat. In two years his net profits from excep tionally goo 1 crops of 35,700 bushels the first year and 39,000 the second, amount ed to $30,000. A Swede, stricken in health, went to the State with $2 50 in his iocket. and work I l!ei-nn says How many newspapers can boast of an 1812 soldier on their subscription list The liutnin counts one in the person of uncle Joseph Clark, who is over eighty years old, and as "spry as a cricket." The Estherville (Iowa) Viivlimtor says of seeding up this way: Farm eis have been busy sowing grain, and some have even finished. Not bad for Minne«,.ta. while the farmt-rs of South ern Iowa, and Illinois', were contending with a toot of snow. The Rock county //fmVZsays Dur ing the high wind'last Sunday, the sta ble of Mr. Orlin Bassett at the Kami ranxi. on the road fiom this place Worthington, was destroyed by fire. A spun of horses and harness belonging to Ed. Gillham of this place, and a cow belonging to Mr. Bassett were also burnt d. The fire is supposed to h've been kindled by a spatk from the stove pipe. jd for wages until he was able to buy a few acres, which he planted in wheat. His first crop brought him in $6,000, or four times the value of the land, leaving him with a clear balance, sifter all payments were made, of $3,000. Then he sold his land for $27 an acre, or $3,400, making him richer by $6,240 than when he started, one year previous. Another man, on a twenty-seven acre farm, found himself with nearly $1,000 clear profit at the end of the fust season. In another case, a rented farm of 100 acres brought in, with only half a crop, sufficient to enable the tenant to purchase the land. The Minnesota reports abound in sim ilar instances. Poor men have pur chased farms and paid for them out of the first crop frequently. Dalrymple, the largest wheat grower in the State, has cleared a quarter million dollars in crops and the advance in ois land during the past seven or eight years. Of course, farming pays when it is well done. TESTING SEED CORN. The Western Rural gives the follow ing methods for testing seed-corn Another plan for testing seed corn is to examine the general appearance of the grain. If it break from the cob, presenting a black appearance at the point of attachment, and, if it leave the cover ami filament with the cot», it is probable, but not certain, that the seed is not s-re. It may get initiate slowly, or it may not germinate at all, accord ing to the conditions under which it is placed. To test the seed, we advise that those in do bt shell from various ears mote or less of the kernels. Mix them to gether and. counting therefrom ten or a doz- of the grains, plant them iu a favonfble place for germination. Note how many of seeds planted grow readily. From the ]ercentage which grow, an estimate may be made of the proper number to drop in each hill, iu planting tiie tit Id, to ensuie a stand. Another test is to take the ear and break it thiougli the middle. If it break brittle, ami the cob is bright and firm, and the grains firm, the probabil ity is that it is good SWEET POTATOES. A. A. Soule, of Mountain Lake, in the neighboring county of Cottonwood, writes to the St. Paul Pr(s.s as follows, giving his experience in raising sweet potatoes: I am in leceij of yours of the 20th inst. My experience iu the cultivation of sweet potatoes is so limited that it would be of little value to your renders. I can give accurate figures as to the area planted or the quantity raised. I with the plow thiew up a ridge about teu rods long, as high as it could well be done, witli four turrrws, two being turned against the other two, and plant ed the sets three feet apart. Tiie land was not mauurtd or fertiliz d. The yield was about three barrels. One-half of a good marketable size, the oth er The flavor was excellent. I intend this season to pant a larger patch, manure liberally, and cultivate at th proper time. I think they can be grown here without difficulty. N E W ADVERTISEMENT. United States Mail. I N N E S O A POST OFHC E DEPAKTMENT, W ASIUNOTO.N, Maicli 31,1874. PROPOSALS will be received at the Contract Oilier nt this Dep.nl.. ent until .i o'clock m. of May Mli. IH74. (to he decided 1»\ .June loth,) tor on lying the mails of the I i.iied states from Julv 1st, is 4, to June'to, ls7\ on ihc tallowing loules in the Mate ot Minnesota, ami the sched uleol dep.u tares and arrivals hete'ui specified, vi/: No. 2011« From Weaver, by Smithfield and Lvon, to Milivnle, 27 nines and back, once a week. Leave Weaver Fi Ulav at 7a in Aniveat Miilvil lu'lipm Leave Miliviilc lu'rduv it 7 am Ai ii ve at Weaver by 6 in. 26128 From Forest ville, b\ Caiiiuniia, to Preston, 0 miles and back, three thuc*a week. Le.ive Foiestville luesdav. ihui.sdaj, and hatuiday at 9 a m. Ai ive it Preston by 12 in Leave Preston Tue'sd:i. Thursday, and Saluid.iy at 1 in Ai ive at Forest\ me by 4 III 26134 From Piestou to Isenom's, 3 mites ami back, six times a week. I.eave Preston Dah, except Sunday, at 8 a An ive at (seiiour's by 0 a in Leave l.MMiotir's daily", except Sunday, at 10 a in An ive at Piestonbv 11 am Close oounetiou to lie made with the mail traiuse.ist and west. Proposals for sei vice twice daily invited. 26143 Fiom East Claremont to Wasioja, 6 miles and back, one a week. Leave Last Claremont natuiday at 10 a in An ive a Wasioja b\ 12 m: Leave Wasioja Mitiudav at 2 pin An ive at h.tst Claiemoiit by 4 26144 From l)od„e City by Merton and Klhvood, touwatonna, 12 mi.es and baek, once a vv ek. Leave Dodire City Fiidav at 12 in Aiuve al owatonna ,ip l^ave Ow.itouna Fiidav at .5.30 in Ai live at Dodge City by 6.3(1 26148 Fiom Moscow to K. u. station, 3 miles and back, once a week. Schedule to make connection with inal tiai.is. 26187 From Elysian, by Marysburg and Lake Washington, to Saint. Peter, 22 mites and twice a week. Schedule to be satisfactory to the Depart ment. 26188 From Jordan, by Helena, Saint Benedict, Praha, Heidelberg, Saint llubenus, and Kaveiistream. to Jordan, equal,to2U miles and back, once a week. Leave .fordon Satin dav at 6 a An ive at Jordan by 7 pin Pi o|k.sals invited foi twice a week service. 26190 From Shakopee, by Saint Mary's, Lydia, Cedar Lake, Plum Cieek, New Maiket, Suel (n. o.), Lasiieen, and Maple Glen, to Shakopee, equal to 26 miles and uavk, twice a week. Schedine lobe satisfactory to the Depart ment. 26204 From Holden to Ken yon, 6 miles and back, twice a week. Leave Holden Wednesday and Saturday at 1 An ive at Kenyon bv 3pm Leave Keiiyon Wednesday and Saturday at 5 pin An ive at Holden by 7 26215 From Hush City, by Burnetteville, (Win.), and Andei sou, to Grai tsburg, 20U miles and back, once a week. Leave Kus.h City Tuesday at 6 am Arrive at Grautsburg by 12 in Leaveegrantsburif at 1 m: Arriv at Uusb citTuesday by 8 Propottta luvitod for twicVa-wwdktorvtat. Fronti KjeeWor to Eden Prairie,6 mitesand back, 6 times week. Usave Excelsior daily, except Sunday, at 10 Arrive at Eden Prairie at 12 Prairie daiiyy except Sunday, Arrive at Excelsior by 3 m: From WayzaU, by Unz, to Leigtaton, 13 miles and back, once a week. Leave Wayzata Saturday at 1 Arrive at 1-elghton by 6 pin Leave Leighton Satuiday at 6 am Arrive at Wayzata by If Proposals luvited to embrace Parker's Lake. From Maple Plain to Saint Bonitacius, 9 miles and back, mice a week. Leave Maple Plain Friday at 9 am Anive at Saint Bouifaclus by 12 in Leave Saint Bonitacius Friday at 1 Arrive at Maple Plain by 4 pin 26233 From Bloomington, by Klchneld and Minneapolis, ft miles and back, three times a week. Leave Bloomington Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8am Arrive at Minneapolis by 12 in: Leave Minneapolis Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at lpm: Arrive at Bloomington by 5 m. 26238 From Lake Town to Chaska, 6 miles and back, once a week. Leave Uke Town Saturday at 10 a Arrive at Chaska by 12 Leave Chaska Saturday at 1 Arrive at Lake Town by 3 m. 26242 From Glencop, by Sumter. Lake Addie. Collins, Swansea, Palmyra, and Birch Colley, to Beaver Falls, 60 miles and Back, once a week. Leave Gleucoe Monday at 7 am Arrive at Beaver Falls next day at 4 Leave Beaver Falls Wednesday at 7 am Arrive at Gleucoe next day at 4 m. From Saint Cloud, by Brockway, North 1: rairie. Two Mvers, Pike Hapids, and 26266 Green Prairie, to Fort Kipley, 52 miles and back, once a week. Schedule be satisfactory to the Depart ment. Proposals invited for tvvice-a-week service. 26277 From Litchfield, by Manannah and Koro nls, to Payiiesville, 26 miles and back, three times a week. Leave LitcuAeld Mouday. Wednesday, and Friday at 7-am Arrive at Paynesville by 5 Leave Paynesville Tuesday, Thursday, and isatuiday at7 am Arrive at Litchfield by 5 m. 26232 From Atvvater, bv Harrison and Oreen Lake, to New Loiidou, 18 miles and back, twice a week. Leave Atwater Tuesday and Aiday at 6 a Arrrive at New London by 12 in Leave New London Tuesday and Friday at 1 Arrive at Atwater by 7 pm. 26293 From Leaf Valley, by Miltona, to Alexan dria, 20 miles and back, once a week. I^.ive Leaf Valley Saturday at 6 a in Airive at Alexandria by 12 in Leave Aiexandri Saturday at 1 Arrive sit Leaf Valley by 7 m. 26298 From Clitherall, Battle Lake, Blooming Grove and Aurdale, to Fergus Falls, .35 miles and back, once a week. Leave Clitherall Monday at 7 am Airive at Fergus Falls by 7 a in J^ave F'ergus F"alls Tuesday 4 7 a Arrive at Clitherall by 7 in. 26302 From Kichwood to Detroit City, 11 miles and back, once a week. 1-eave Kichwood Saturday at 8 a in Arrive at Detroit City bv 12 in lxuive Detiott ity .Saturday at 1 in Arrive at Kichwood by 5 in. 26336 From Du Luth, by Beaver Bay, Grand Mau rais Saxton (u. o.), and Grand Portage, to Pigeon Itiver, 160 miles and back, once a week. Leave Dn Luth every Thursday at 7 am Aniveat Beaver Bay next Saturday by a Leave Beaver Bay every Mnoday at 7 a Arrive at Du Luth next Wednesday by 5 pill Leave Beaver Bay every Monday at 7 am Arrive at Pigeon Bay next Saturday at 12 m: Leave Pigeon Bay every Monday at 7 a in Arrive at Beaver Bay next Saturday by 12 in. 26344 From Lake Benton to Flandreau, 25 miles and back, once a week. Leave Lake Benton Friday at 8 a in A11 ive at Flandreau by 6 I^eiive Flandreau Thursday at 8 a An ive at Lake Benton by 6 in. 26345 F'r«»m Lake Benton to Medary, 27 miles and back, once a week. Leave Lake Benton Monday at 8 a in An ive at Medary by 4 Leave Medai I uesday at 8 am Arrive at Lake Benton by 4 in. 26346 From Cailedonla to Brownsville, 14 miles and back, three times a week. Leave Caledonia Tuesday, Thursday, and Sat ui day at 2 pin Arrive at Brownsville by 6 l^eave Brownsville '1 uesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7 a Arrive at Caledonia by 11 a m. 26347 From Chatfleld to Fountain, 9 miles and back, six times a week. L- ave Chat field dailv, except Sunday, at 7 a Airive at Fountain by 10 a in Leave Fountain daily, except Sundiry, at 1 m: An ive at Chatfleld by 4 m. Close connection to be made with eastern and western mail-trains. 26348 From White Earth, to Audubon, 22 miles and baek, three times a week. Leave White Earth Tuesday, Thursday and rsjit urday at 9 a in An ive at Audubon by 3 in Leave Audubon Manday, Wednesday, and Fi iday at 9 am Arrive at White Earth by 3 m. 26349 From Blue Earth City, by Emerald and Brush Creek, to Banks, 20 miles and back, twice a week. Leave Blue Earth City Monday and Fri day at 7 a in: Arrive at Banks by 2 Leave Banks Tuesday and Saturday at 7 a Arrive at Blue Earth City by 2 m. 26350 From Swansea, by Lake Side and Cosmos, to Lake Lillian, 26 miles and back, once a week, l^ave Swansea Tuesday at 7 a Arrive at Lake Lillian by tip Leave Lake Liiban Wednesday at 7 am Arrive at Swansea by 6 in. 26351 From Alexandria, by Moe, to Ilermon, 75 miles and back, once a week. Leave Alexandria Monday at 7 am An ive at Herman next day by 6 m: l^eave Ilermon Wednesday at 7 a iu: An ive at Alexandria next day by 6 m. 26352 Frm Winnebago City, by Elo, Pleasant Mound, Hope, Antrim, and South Branch, to saint James, 30 miles and back, once a week. Leave vVinnebatro City Friday at 7 a Arrive at Saint .lames by 7 Leave Saint James Satuday at 7am Arrive at Winuebago City by 7 in. 26353 From Wabasha to Alma, ten miles and baek, six times a week, by steamboat, dm ing season of navigation. Schedule to besatisfactory to the Depart ment. 26354 From Wadena to Parker's Prairie, 30 miles and back, twice a week. Leave Wadena Tuesday and Friday at 7 a in Arrive at Parker's Prairie by 6 m: I^eave Parkers Prairie Wednesday and Saturday at 7 am Arrive at Wadena by 6 26355 From lake Johanna, bv Gilchrist and An derson, to Glenwood. 22 miles and back, once a week* Leave Lake Johanna Wednesday at 8 a Arrive at Glenwood bv 5 Leave Glenwood Thursday at Sam Arrive at I-ake Johanna by 5 in. 26356 From Eden lake to Cold Spring City, 12 miles and baek, once a week. Leave Eden lake Friday at Sam Arrive at Cold Spring City by 12 in Leave Cold Spring City Fi Iday at 1 Arrive at Eden Lake by 5 in. 26357 From Kice Lake to Claremont, miles and back, three times a week. Schedule satisfactory to the Department. 26358 From Saint Peter to Norseland, 10 miles and baek, once a week. Leave Saint Peter Saturday at 9 am An ive at Norseland by 12 Leave Norseland Saturday at 1 Arrive at Saint Peter by 4 m. 26359 From Wells, by Mansfield, State Uw, and Hartland, to Nort.iwood. 35 miles and back, once a week. Leave Wells Friday at 6 a in Arrive at North wood by 7 Leave North wood Saturday at 6 am Arrive at Wells by 7 in. 26360 From Worthington toShetek 35 miles and back, once a week. Leave Worth! gtou Fridav at 7 am Arrive at Shetek by 7pm Leave Shetek Saturday at 7 a in Arrive at Worthington by 7 m. 26361 From Falnnoiint. by Amber, Tenh.wen, lake Belt, and Dunnell, to Estherville, 32 miles and baek, twice a week Leave Fairmount Tuesd and Thursday at 7 a Arrive at hstlterville by 7 Leave Estberviile Wednesday and Friday at 7 a in Arrive at Fairmount by 7 in. 26362 From Blooming Prairie, ti Geneva, 13 miles and bacn, once a week. Leave Blooming Pi able Saturday at 8 am Arrive at Geneva by 12 Leave Geneva Saturday at 1 Arrive at Blooming Prairie by 5 m. 26363 From Blooming Prarie to Dodge Centre, 21 miles and back, once a week. Leave Blooming Prairie Thursday at 6 a Arrive at Dodge Ceutre by 12 Leave Dodge Centre Thursday at 1 m: Arri*« at Brnoming Prairie hy 7 m. THENATIONALCOLONY OCATED I N SOUTHWESTERN Minnesota and Northwestern lo I wa. TwBlve Townships of Rich Prairie Land In Nobles County, Minnesota. Soil and Climate The CREAM OF TH E PRAIRIES and the GARDEN OF THE STATE. The Climate of the Mountains and the Soil of the River Bottoms. Government Lands. Several Townships of GOVERNMENT A N iu the County STILL VA CANT. I.'Miese lands are on the Sioux City & St. Paul Kailroad which IUUS daily trains to both cine*. Towns and Villages. Three THRIVING VILLAGES grow ing up iu the Colony. VYorthiiigton the Business, Railroad, Social, and Educational Centre of a large extent ot* country. XINE COUNTIES NOW TRAD- IS A IVOR THING TON A FARMING POPULATION of sev eral thousand now on the lands and the County RAPIDLY FILLING UP. The National Colony is organizetl up on a TEMPERANCE BASIS. N IN TOXICATING BEVERAGES sold in the County. EDUCATION. Good PUBLIC SCHOOLS and a SEM INARY OF LEARNING now in operation at Worthington. Advantages. FERTILE SOIL, CONVENIENT MARKETS, HEALTHFU CLIMATE, CHRISTIAN SOCIETY. Superior Mail, Railroad, School, Church and other Privileges. NO AGUE, NO CONSUMPTION, NO LIQUOR TRAFFIC, NO DESPERADOES, NO INDIANS. RAPID INCREASE IN THE VALUE OF LAND ASSURED. Send sump for copy of the National Colony JOURNAL, giving full particulars, to MIU ER, HUMIST0N & CO., Worthington, Nobttt Oouniy, Miwnnota. Ware*, mt, 4 ~C^-»«y^^ /•t,^.-. ^JvCV -U *~£$s*5r^~ a.f9?,.* s___^_: St Paul 4 Sioux City AND Sioux City & Saint Paul R.R.Jackson, TIME CARD. Going West. Leave bt. Paul at 7.30 a. m. Wortinugton, at 5.05 p. in. Arrive at sioux City, at ».* p. m. Gouty East. Leave aioux City at 6.30 a. in. \v oi tiiiiigton, at lo.jo a. in. Arrive at St. Paul, at 8.00 p. in. 1,500,000 ACRES PRAIRIE & MEADOW LANDS, Situated in Southwestern Minnesota and North western Iowa, FOR SALE at moderate prices with easy terms of payment. AL&O TOWiN LOTS, in towns at rair ad stations. Land bonds of the Moux city and M. Paul lUilroad to betaken at pai in excuan^e lor land ilnin tiieir limit.-.. Foi paitieuiais addiens: "Land IJepurtnient at. i: *. s. c. and ». C. & &t. 1*. it. It. Co., st.l'aul Mum. MORTGAGEe SALE.—Whereas default has Dated April 1st, 1874. C. SEABURY, Mortgagee. ROGERS &ROGKK!s. 30] been ni.ut in the contifion.- ot a certain iu ueutuieoi iviotlgage -earing date the _7tn day ol January, A. L». 1873, and executed and deliv ered by .Viiciiaei E. Inmoliue and nin wile, Mary Jane Isoiionue, both ot uindoin, Minnesota, Mortgagor, to c. Seauuiy tor tue crediting of the said Michael E. Douohue, Aioitgagee, wheieb Hie said mortgagors did b.ugain, grant, sell and comey unto the said nioitgagee he following described real estate situate and being in the cuuut of Nobles and M,ue ol Auniietot.i, anit known anil designated as toitows, to wit: [tie boutii east quarter (s.e.J4) of Kecuoii twenty-two (__), iu lownsuip one numbed-ml two (lo_), iu lange Uiiity nine (oil) containing one bundled and M.\I) (iou) acres of land, nixie or te.v* accouling to government sur vey wiui in hereditaments and appiulenances tlieieun belonging, to secure the na.Miient of the sum of eight hundred dollars.according to the coi.dnioiis ot a certain piomissor note lor the si inoi eigli. bundleddouarsexecuted by the said Micnaei Douohue to the said C. seabm or or der loi the use ot Uie creditois of the said Mi chael E. Douohue, and beating date Jai uaiy 27tu, lfc73. and due one c.u after date and wiuciisuid mortgage was alter wauls, on the Have established an agency for buying and sell lTiuday ol tebiuaii, A. D. lST.i, duly recoided i. .. .. in tne oibce of the uegister o! Deeds lor said No- lues County, in Book "A of mMtgage.s, on l»ag-i iugton. Nobies Cuuntv, .winnesota. on the 35tn day ot Ai.i, A. 1).1»74, at ten oclork in the fore noon, to pa on and satist the amount then due on slid utile for principal and inteiest, and all costs and xpeuse oi sucn sale, together with the sum of twenty dollars Atloi ney's tees stipulated to be paid in said moitgage iu case of a foreclo sllle theieof. Attomevs tor Mortgagee, M. Paul, Minn. WO THING TON S EM1NAR1 FOli YOITU OF BOTH sCJ.ES. AT WORTHING Toy, NOBLES CO. MINN. ON THE ST. PA UL & SlOt'X CITY RAIL WA Y. TO COMMENCE ON WEDNESDAY, NO- VEMBER 19th, 1873. This institution is announced in accordance with the declaration uf the louiiders of the Na tional Colony, that the early establishment of a seminary of learning, on a liberal basis, at some favorable point, was part of their plan. It has been judged advisable to put the enter in i-e under denominational control it is, accord uigly, introduced under the patronage of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and as auxiliary to Hamlme Uiuveiilti. It will be conducted in the most cat ho ie spiiit: the object being to unite lilieral cultuie with the precepts and spirit ot the Christian sjstem. The seminary building, now known as the Methodist Church Block, is spacious and attract ive, and admirably located. It fronts on the Public Square, in Worthington, within a short distance of West Okabena Lake. It is intended to make the Seminary an hoty)r to the state—the e|inil of any similar institution iu the West. The board ot instruction is already large and embraces, in an unusual degree, both the experience and ability essential to success, A's occasion demands it will be enlarged and nothing shall be wain ing to the completeness of the several departments. The contemplated com se of study will cover a period of three yeais: the design being to pre pare students for a collegiate course, 01 to quali fy them to engage successfully iu business pur suits. Pieparatory classes, however, will be onned, especially for the fn st six months, during which time, it may be piesuined, many will be unprepared for the regular course. this most significant fa«t. Prof. Humiston takes charge of a department with which be has been long and honorably con nected, and brings with hmi, nit ant lo the in stitution, philosophical and chemical apparatus worth six hundred and fifty dollars. While the school in itself will be unequivocally Christian, it possesses, also, the external advan tages of location in a community not only highly intelligent and moral, but uucurst by the liquor traflc. This nefarious tiade. the proline source of poverty and crime. law, utteily exclud ed from Nobles couut. No thoughtful parent or guardian will under-estimate the importance of! We are now prepared to receive orders Puic KS OK TI iTioN.—In order to extend as far as possible, the benefits of the institution, tothose^ who desire it, and to meet the stringeiuv of the times, tuition, for the first six months, will be but •5.00 per quarter. This charge will be uniform for all studies except instrumental music, French and ornamental needlework. The Fit st Quarter will begin, as already an nounced, Nov. 19th, 1873, and end Feb. 5th, 18T4. The Second Quarter will liegin on the fith of Feb. 1874, and end on the April 16h, 1S74. Exercises will be suspended during the Holidays. Address all communications in regard to th Seminary to B. H. CKEVEK, Worthington, Nobles Co., Minnesota. BOAKIHNG.—Students can, during the coming winter, be accommodated in private families on reasonable terms. Immediate efforts will also be made to provide for nny -students who may pre fer to iMKird themselves. As soon as the success of the institution is assured, a boarding house will be added to our present accommodations. BOAKD Of IMSTKUCTOKS. B. H. CKEVEK, A. M., Principal. Mental and Moral Science. B. F. HUMISTON, A. M., Natural Science. CHAS. T. DUNMNG, B. A., Greek, Latin and Mathematics. CHAS. H. BAKI.OWS, Book-keeping and Penmanship. MART H. CKKVEB, Instrumental Music—Piano and Organ CLABA J. CBAFT, French. J. CRAFT, M. D., Voe«i Cvltnr*. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF MAILS. ABHTVM. Eastern (daily) 5:5 p. ro. Southern 10:50 a.m. Western—Lu Verne, Sioux Falls, Mon days, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p. m„ Spirit Lake Tuesday 6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday 6 p. jn. Lake Shetek, Saturday 6 p.m. DBPAHTS. Eastern (daily) 10:50 a. m. Southern 5:5 p. m. Western—Lu Verne and Sioux Falls, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7 a. m. Spirit Lake, Mouday 7 a Jaeks-ui, Wednesday and Saturday 7 a. m. Lake Shetek, Friday 7 a. m. AH mails close 20 minutes before departure. Office hours from 7 a. in. to 7 p. in.—Sundays, from 12 m. to 1 p. m. C. C. GOODNOW, P. M. WORTHINGTON MARKETS. WHEAT $ 90c ©1,00 FLOCK Vbbl. 5,5oS00 CORN f) bushel 82© 87 OATS Tog 75 HAY«ton 4,5004,00 BKANS, WHITE, bush. IflQ BUTTKR '25 LUGS doz. 51 GltOCKitll.h-COFFEE 35. @40c TEA 75 0 1,50 SuUAU, (CoiteeA)12@14c:Ex.C- 12® 13 Brow Uc SYKUP 65 1,00 RICE 12J4 SALT iml. 3,50 FltOVItdoN.S-POKK (mess) bbl, 20,00 HAMS 16c SHOULDKUS 10 11 BACON 13c LAKD 13 17c D. APL'S 16@17 PEACHES 14 20c 14 0 20 FUEL—WOOD cord 6'50 8,00 COAL ton 6,50 0 8,00 LUMBER—Common m. 16,00020,00 FINISHING 35,00040,00 S. SHUCK, AtVy al Law. H. D. BOOKST-VH. Notary Public. WESTERN HOME Real Estate, Loan & In- surance Agency. SHUCK & BOOKSTAVER llli=r es sixty two (02) aim sixt tlnee (K), and th« re pioviaiuj, purchasers, wun tne is canned lobe due at the date ot tui.s notice, most desirable bargains, in both wild and inl and is due on the said note and mortgage tor, .. principal and inteie^t, the sum ot eium bundled Proved lands, Homesteads, Pre-emptions and and nine and tiiiit-tiiieeliuudredliisdoiiar.s,aud Tree Cliinis located in Xnbte«s inrl arlioininu noaetionoi pioeeedinjiat law has bien b.siiiu- real estate and offer unsurpassed facilities in sejij,.„ land or nroviriinir mirebasers with the a led to lecover the s.nd nioitgagedebt or any pait counties. In connection with this branch of our theieof. Now tbeiefoie, notice is lieieb\ given that undei and by \utue oi tne jiowei ol "saw in business, we have scured the services of B. W. said luoitgage contained, and in puisiiance oi WnoKt.-n.-rnfr Conntv somviir one of thA the statute in such ease made and pmrided, said uaott, county Miivejor, one of the nioitgage will be foreclosed by the sa.e ot said oldest-titles and most expcncnced men in the ihoitgaged luciuises, at public auction to the I highest oidder loi cash, at Ihcliout door of the countr.x as locating agent. County Auditor's ollice. in the \illage ot Woith located in Aowes ana adjoining Special attention given to Land Office business. to contested and appeal cases arising under the Pre-emption and Homestead Laws, Insurance effected in first-class companies. Loans negotiated, Conveyances promptly and neatly done. Office first Door east of Post Office. WORTHINGTON. 32t] MINNESOTA. TEED & BAKER, General Dealers in Ready-Made and Custom CLOTHING, Have received their Stock of WINTER Goods HEAVY OVERCOATS, -E"X_____X_rZO-__3X_S,« Wool Yarns, Home-Made Socks, Ladies' and Gents' FUR GOODS, Buck Gloves and, Mittens, A Full Line of Gents' Underwear, &c Clothing made to order, by a first-class workman HOl For the Spring Trade. for Seeders, Harrows, Cultivators, at the Colony Store. Plows, etc. Persons desiring any of these goods willfindour stock complete. "Also Stoves, Tin and Hardware, At Panic Prices, HUMISTON ft STOCKDALE. O. BIGELOW Proprietor of MEAT MARKET, Opposite Worthington House Stables WORTHINGTON, MINN. FIRST-CLASS, PERMAMENT.