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Term* $3.00 a Year, $1.00 for Six Months. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1874. Every parent whose son Is away at school, should supply him with a newspaper. I well re member what a marked difference there was between those of my schoolmates who had, and those who had not, access to newspapers. Oth er tiling!* being equal, the Hist were always de cidedly superior to the last in debate, composi tion and general intelligence.—Daniel Webster. Republican Ticket. For Congress. MARK II, DrXNELL Of Steele C'ountv. Bishop Whitehouse, who became best known to newspaper readers by liis con troversy with Mr. Clieeny, died at Chi cago on the 10th. lie was a man of pro found and varied knowledge and was a devout churchman. The last Congress seems to have had a spite at the newspapers. It inflicted upon every newspaper publisher then uis since of pre-paying postage by the pound on all newspapers sent through the mails and besides passed what is called the "gag law" whereby a newspaper pub lisher may be arrested and carried to the District of Columbia to be tried for alleged illegal publication. Adjudant General BukeiTof Iowa, writes Commissioner liurdett, of the General Land Office, representing great suffering among the homestead settlers in the Northwestern counties of that State, owing to the visitation of grasshoppers, and setting forth the hardship of requiring settlers to go sometimes 50 and sometimes 200 miles to make final proof occupancy of their farms at the local land offices.— He suggests that hereafter local land officers be required to visit county sweats on certain days and take depositions in order to save settlers the expense they can ill afford. Commissioner Burdett is disposed to grant the relief asked for and is inclined to rule in this partic ular case that settlers bo allowed, if they prefer, to make their depositions before the Clerk of the Court of record at the countv seats. BEECIIERTILTON. The long-expected statements of Beecher and of Moulton have been pub lished. We see nothing in them to change the views heretofore expressed viz: (1,) that the Christian world must consider Beecher innocent of the main charge until proven guilty in a court of jjstice and, (2,) that Tilton and others, including Moulton, have en tered into a conspiracy to ruin Beech er. GRASSHOPPERS. In Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kan sas, Missouri and Wisconsin, the grass hopper has, during the last ninety days, been demonstrating his capacity for the destruction of crops. In the neighborhood of St. Joseph, Missouri, these pc&ta have been exceed ingly disastrous to all soits of fruit in many instances they have eaten all the meat off the peach pits. Near Marysville and Waterville, Kansas, the ravages of the grasshop pers have been general and sweeping as corn and all manner of vegetables. North, and immediately in the neigh borhood of DesMoins, Iowa, the wing ed scourge has been doing incalculable damage. In Nebraska, about Blue River and the Platte, at Fort Kearney, the devas tation of cornfields was complete and irreparable. But the wheat crop in that State has been unusually large. The grasshoppers took everything in the Republican Valley, Nebraska, and a large portion of the settlers cannot get through the coining winter without aid. In some cases families are even now in actual want of the necessaries of life, and it is proposed in Omaha to take up collections next Sunday in all the churches for the needy ones. Northern Illinois has Buffered more from drouth than has Northwestern Iowa from the grasshoppers. In Win nebago County the drouth has made a complete wreck of the crops—some grain not being cut at all. The pas tures are bare, and fanners had to cut their grain for the straw to feed stock, and that was almost worthless. Sunday, July 26, Northwestern Kan sas was visited by a vast army of Grass hoppers, and by Monday night follow ing nine-tenths of the corn of that part of the State was destroyed. One far mer whohadsix hundred acres, said they destroyed more corn for him in twenty four hours than five thousand head of cattle could in the same time. The de struction of young fruit trees has been very great. Great destruction to all vegetables potatoes, though, will not 1)6 a complete failure as they were nearly ripe when tho hoppers came.— The extent of the territory which this army covered is estimated to be about oue hundred miles north and south by one hundred and sixty miles east and west. Tho hoppers came from the north, remained four days and left for the south. But few of them deposited *Bffs. WORSE THAN MINNESOTA. The Prairie Schooner says that M. E. Wilcox has returned to Marshall from trip to Wisconsin and Illinois, and is convinceifahat the fanners of this part of Minnesota have better prospects for crops than those of many sections which he visited. In southern Wisconsin the chinch bug has well nigh destroyed the crop of wheat and is now greatly dam Aging the com. An old farmer of Wal worth Comity told Mr. Wilcox that he did not believe the wheat crop in that county this year would average over live bushels per acre in consequence of the ravages of the chinch bug. In northern Illinois it was little better eppesially about Freeport. RED WING AS A WHEAT MARKET. The Red Wing Republican says.: During the past few days we have figured up thg amount of wheat, flour and barley shipped from Red Wing of the crop of last year, and find a remark able increase in wheat and flour over the report madeoneyear ago. We ascer tain the total shipments of wheat, and flour reduced to wtieat, equaled the im mense sum of 2,418,622 bushels. Last yearieports showed the largest exports ever made from this market, and larger, too, so far as is known, than from any other primary market on the globe, namely, 1,515,830 bushels yet the in crease of the last crop harvested was so vast that it exceeds that amount 902, 795 bushels. The amount of flourtnan ufactured has nearly doubled, being this year 66,073 barrels, against 39,344 barrels reported one year ago. Several of the richest counties in the State are tributary to Red *Wi ig, and grain is carried a distance of fifty miles. But the" region tributary to Red Wing is not as large as the region tributary to Worthington. We predict that in a few years Worthington will rank among the first of the primary grain markets. Donnelly suggests, as a means of re lieving the grasshopper district, that the counties issue bonds and the State guarantee their payment, to build a railroad west from Winnebago City to Worthington, and also roads north and south. This would give employment to men needing aid, and in the future some railroad company would purchase the improvements. Whereupon the Blue Earth City Post tells Mr. Donnelly that but for his op-tain position, and that of others of his like, a railroad would now have been in pro cess of construction from Mankato to Iowa. The Post sajs: We want no more talk of this kind from such a source, when last winter he aided, by his voice and vote, in curs ing this country at least for a number of years, doing it a greater injury, in finitely, by far than has been produced by the grasshopper scourge, doing all he could and succeeding in what he at tempted to do in preventing the build ing of new railroads he not even gave his assent to the bill introduced in the Senate by Hon. S. P. Child (from this place) favoring the building of this north and south road. It is too late now, Mr. Donnelly, to undo the great wrong that you helped to perpetiate on thissufferiiigcouimun ity, and it only remains now for you in your official capacity the Senate next winter to stop your war upon railroads, and second in every way the building up of the State of Minnesota, and this part in particular, and help to give us a railroad. Do so and the people will rise and bless you. SPUING AND FALL WHEAT. Nothing is more surprising to people from the winter wheat regions, on com ing to Minnesota, than to find whiter bread made from Spring wheat than that to which they had been accus tomed made from winter wheat. As to the relative prices of Spring and Fall wheat, the St. Louis JJanocrat says: Many of our dealers in Spring wheat are, as the saj ing is, '-up a stump," re specting the future course of prices.— Especially is this true of the operators on the Call Hoard. It lias been usual to make at least from fifteen to twenty dive cents difference between the price of a bushel of No. 2 S| ring and No. 2 Fall in favor of the latter article. But now the "purifying process'' of mak ing Hour from Spring wheat has about annulled the difference in the price and left the buyers of each in a sea of un comfortable doubt as to what the rela tive intrinsic value of each really is.— In Chicago, No. 2 Spring is bringing the same mouev as No. 2 Fill is in St. Louis, yet the St. Louis buyers of fall would not take Spring upon equal terms with the Fall, and the Chicago buyers of Spring will pav no more for Fall than for Spring. So there rests this anomalous case at present. In the meantime, it is more than likely that orders for liberal purchases of wheat from Ohio, Michigan, Richmond and Baltimore will be sent to this market soon, and that outside competition will have the effect of determining the rel ative value between equal grades of Fall and Spring. SUBSTITUTE FOR COAL. Anything relating to fuel is of inter est to the settlers on the prairie. We find in an exchange the following in re lation to a substitute for coal, which if true and practicable, may help many portions of the west to solve the fuel problem: It was stated a short time ago that a Belgian peasant had made the extraor dinary discovery that earth, coal and sodo, mixed together, would burn as well as, if not better than, any other combustible. The fact lias since then been proved beyond a doubt. The I arisian paper, the Moniteur, has gone so far as to make the experiment at its printing office. A correspondent of the Journal of the Society of Arts has also tested the compound with the most satisfactory results. The mixture was made as follows: To 15 pounds of mold were added 3 pounds of powdered coal also one pint of a solution of com mon washing-soda? Avater, one pint soda, one ounce. The mass was work ed up after the fashion of morter and then made up into balls about the size of a large orange. Half a dozen balls in the wet state were put on a coal-flre which was not burning very brightly. In a short time the moisture was driv en oft and the balls became red hot,edlycrop giving out a strong heat, and apparent ly burning slowly without falling to pieces, the soda no doubt acting as a flux. The balls, on being touched with a poker, broke into lumps, which burnt like cinders, yielding afire clear at the top. It was observed that after the moisture was driven off the balls burnt without smoke. The ash was appar ently of a heavy character, different from coal-ash. The St. Paul Press says of the nar-left row-guage: The nai row-guage system for minor railroads is growing in popularity.— Virginia and North Carolina are busi ly engaged in building narrow guage roads now through their almost inac cessible in6untains, and many more of them are needed, and, if well managed would pay. Even a Massachusetts road in prospect has voted to lay thethus narrow instead of the broad guage.— Experience has but served to confirm the advantages claimed for the cheap road for all except trunk lines. The Mankato Review says the grass hoppers are hatching about Lake Crys tal, and it is hoped that most of the eggs will hatch this fall. PROTEST AGAINST REDUCED RATES. We stated in a former issue that Gen. Bishop had protested against any re duction of rates on this line of road.— He accompanies this protest with a statement of the earnings of the St. Paul & Sioux City and Sioux City & St. Paul roads, showing that at the old rates there was a deficit for the six months ending June 30th, 1874, of near ly $150,000. The St. Paul Press, in commenting upon these facts, says: Now here is a clear and conclusive demonstration that the revenues of the company at previously existing rates were wholly inadequate to its impera tive necessites, and that any reduction of their rates would prove a cruel and oppressive burden, which would imperil the solvency of the com panies. The net earnings of the St. Paul & Sioux City Company for the six months ending June 30, 1874, were$32, 542.90, while the interest for the half year was $82,947.82, leaving a deficit of $50,405.13. which the stockholders had to pay out of their personal resources. The net earnings of the Sioux City & St. Paul road for the same period were $17,054,54, while the interest on itsfun ded debt, and its rents &c, amounted to $112,115.93, leaving a deficit of $95, 061.29, which the stockholders had to make good out of their own pockets.— The total deficit on both roads for the six months ending June 30th last, was $145,466.42, or at the rate of over $290, 000 per year, which the stockholders were obliged to pay from their private resources, in addition to much larger sums in previous years to prevent the road^ from going into bankruptcy.— Moreover, these heavy drains year after year upon the personal resources of the stockholders in their struggle to main the roads and avert the disastrous consequences to themselves and the State wli ich would result from the bank ruptcy of their corporations, have ex hausted the ability of the resident stockholders, and the patience of those living abroad. It is of vital importance to these roads, vital to their solvency, vital to their ability to maintain them as competing lines, that they have an immediate increase of revenue, and this increase they have been hoping for, and counting on till the grasshopper plague came first to sweep away a large* proportion of the crops along the roads, and right on the back of this disaster come the Railroad Commissioners, as relentless and merciless as the locusts, to crush them down with an arbitrary reduction of their tariffs—a reduction which no one asked for, which is based on no principle of reason or common sense or common justice, but is a mere arbitrary edict promulgated in super cilious contempt of all lese for purely political effect. STATE TEMPERANCE CONVENTION. The third annual convention of the State Temperance Union of Minnesota will be held in the city of Red Wing, beginning on Tuesday, September 1st, at 7J- o'clock p. M., and will continue over Wednesday and Thursday. Tues day evening session will be spent in prayer and conference. Churches, Sun day Schools, Unions, Good Templar Lodges, or any other organization de siring to be represented are entitled to two delegates each, who should bring certificates of election. Pastors and their wives are ex-officio members of the convention, as well as those who hold certificates of membership in the State Temperance Union. The people of Red Wing will furnish entertain ment to all delegates and members of the covention. Let notifications of intention to be present be sent before August 20th/ to T. B. McCord, Red Wing, Minn. Compliance with this request is very necessary, in order to facilitate the work of the committee on entertainment. Full programmes will be sent out soon by the agent. We de sire to make this the grandest temper ance rally ever held in Minnesota. Let. pastors and others see to it that an early election is had for delegates. If any reduction in railroad or steam boat fares can be obtained, due notice will be given. The music will be in charge of the Hutchinson Family. J. GUILFORD, A. J. MEACIIAM. A. HARMOX, A. LAWRENCE, W. W. SATTERLEE. State Central Committee. (Local and State papers please copy.) THE JACKSON REPUBLIC REBUKED. A resident of Jackson county sends us the following letter EDITOR ADVANCE: I see a recent issue of the Jackson Republic accuses the Worthington Advance of "wilfully misrepresenting*' the crop prospect in Nobles county this season. I refer the Advance to the enclosed article, taken from the Jackson Republic one year ago, I think, in July or August. How does it compare with our crops last year? Our Saviour said to the accu sers of the woman brought to him, "lie that is without sin among you let him first cast a stone at her." Now, if our misfortunes and real wants in Jackson county, or the southern part of it, could have been set forth last fall and winter in the light they are being shown now, there would have been less suffering among the needy ones. But when it is reported, "work is plenty for those that wisli to labor," aedthata man in "traveling ten or twelve miles from Jackson last fall could not hear of any one suffering," can one be surprised that the Commit tee at Heron Lake received more than at Jackson A RESIDENT OF JACKSON CO. The following is the article referred to in the above letter AN ERROR.—The Agricultural De pal tment at Washington has undoubt been misinformed in regard to the prospects of Jackson county. in its monthly report it says: "Grasshoppers have ruined the crops so that grain enough will not be raised the county for home necessities."— Instead of such being the case Jack son county will average a larger crop of grain this year by many thousand bushels than last year, and of a much better quality. The damage done by the grasshoppers is confined to a few localities, and though many suffered severely by their ravages, yet those unharmed are good enough to make up somewhat, while in many parts of the county the crop was nev er better. Oats wove not damaged much by the pests and will "pan out" well and corn will be a good crop where the seed was well put in. Let our de partment reporters use a little more care in their statements if possible. We are ashamed of the Republic for "wilfully misrepresenting" things. But as the Republic will soon have to suspend for want of patronage we for bear to be severe. The Council Bluffs Nonpariel says that^20 Russian Germans have return ed from the neighborhood of Lincoln, Nebraska, declaring that the climate is too hot for them. They are coming north ward. Barber & Lawrence, REELING that it is their duty to bear their .. snare of the hardships caused by the destruc tion of the crops OFFER THEIR GOOD S FOB THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS, FOR CASH ONLY, At the following prices ami discounts All dollar patent medicines 85c AH 50c do do 45c AU2oc do do 22c AH Dollar School Books 90c A oOc do 45c AH 25c do 22e Boiled Linseed Oil, per gal. 1 30c Raw Unseed Oil, per gal. 1 25c Turpentine 95c Tartaric Acid 85c Cream of Tartar, chemically pure 50c ream of Tartar, commercial 40c Castor Oil, commercial, per pt. 50c Cantor Oil, dark, per pt. 35c Lard oil, per gallon, 1 10c Lngine oil, per gallon, 1 00c Knuiue oil, per gallon, 80c Spirits Nitre, per oz. 5c Aqua ammonia, per oz. 5c Laudanum, per oz. 10c I'aregoiic, peroz. 5c Camphor (jinm,peroz. 5c Ami all other Drugs in proportion. J'rom this date our customers will please take notice that we SELL ONLY EOK CASH. Don't ask us for credit as we shall lie compelled to re fuse it, a. every man's good sense must tell him that the credit system, under the present pros pects, is only another name for certain ruin and the beggery of our families. "Chaiity should begin at Home." Worthington, July 10, 1874—44tf. GROCERIES FREE OF CHARGE Orders for Groceries left at my store will re ceiveprompt attention, ami the goods will be de livered AT ANY PLACE DESIGNATED KKEE OF CHARGE. We invite all our friends to come and test our stock of Grocciies and Provisions for themselves, and be convinced we are selling them at bottom prices. We intend to sell only the nest or everything in our line—and at the same time only ask mod erate pi iocs. We quote the prices of a few staple goods: Brown Sugar, impounds, O O Yellow C. 8 1 00 Coffee A. (white) 8 00 Standard 7 1 00 Molasses fl gallon, 70 Molasses Syrup $i 20 Teas, Coffees, aud other goods at correspond ing prices. Groceries and Provisions given in exchange for Country Produce. 38tf] C.C.LUCKEY. HO! For the Spring Trade. We are now prepared to receive orders for Seeders, Harrows, Cultivators, Persons desiring any or these goods willfindour stock complete. *»*Also Stores, Tin and Hardware, At Panic Prices, at the Colony Store. IIUMISTON STOCKDALE. LIST OF Lands & Town Lots IN THE COUNTY OF NOBLES AND STATE OF MINNESOTA UPON WHICH Taxes are Delinquent And Unpaid ON THE Fird Day of An gad, 1874, FOR THEYEAIt 1872. STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF NOBLES, ss DISTltlCT COI'KT. SrXTH JlDlCIAL DlSTKICT, $ The State of Minnesota, to all persons or corporations, who have or claim any estate, right, title or interest In, claim to." or lien upon any of the several pioctsor parcels of land in the list hereto attached, dest'iliied The list of Taxes upon real estate which appear from the records ami papers in the office of the County Auditor of the County of Nobles, to have become delinquent in the year 1872. and all prior years, and which have not been in any manner Paid into the Treasury of said Countv having been filed as required by law in the office of the Clerk of Court, in tin* County or Nobles, of which list that hereto attached is a copy. Therefore you, and each of von, are hereby re quired to tile in the ollicc of said clerk within twenty (20) days after the last publication of this notice, your answer in iting, setting forth any objection or defence you mav have to the Taxes or any pan thereof, or the penalties or interest thereon, upon anv piece or parcel of land described in said list, into or on which you have or claim any estate, light, title, interest, claim or lien, and in default thereof, judgment will be entered against such piece or parcel of land, for the taxes on said list appearing against it, and for all penalties, interest ami costs. Signed, B. N. CARKIEli, Clerk of the Dist. Court in the County of Nobles. GRAHAM LAKES. (Township 101, Range 39.) a a 52 rt ~3 9 5 5 ma. ***0^-*fS3*5 S-« S 3 _: 3 fci «n •3 A I— 1 1 o. V? 5 Stephen Howell nw'4 28 1(30 1015 1 42 15 11 72 Morton Richmond s]Z sexA 28 80 515 72 13 02 WORTHINGTON VILLAGE. Dodge, Weldon & Co. 8 6 2 03 28 15 Aikin Miner, part lot 18 124 9 Loop and Wood John Larson Foster A. E. Wood John Larson C. C. I'urdy Thomas Dormnn F. S. Wetlierbee C. B. Loveless 244 2 9.0 40 15 3 48 2 93 40 15 3 48 9 40 132 15 10 87 2 00 28 15 2 44 01 9 15 85 2 00 2S 15 2 44 2 00 28 15 2 44 200 28 15 2 44 28 1-5 2 44 28 15 2 44 9 86 1S9 15 1140 2 92 45 15 3 52 200 28 15 244 25 3 8 8 10 11 12 9 12 6 17 2 21 200 200 I hereby certify that the above contains a true list of taxes delinquent and unpaid as found on the books In my offlce lor the year 1872, together with the costs and interest that have accrued thereon up to the present time WM. M. BEAR, 4«-3wJ Auditor of Nobles County. DR. O. O. MOORB. CAPT. J. W. 8UTTH. Colony Drug Store! Cor. lOth St. & 3d Ave., Worthington, Minnesota, Opposite "Worthington Hotel. With thanks for furors In the past, desire to remind the good people of Worthington and surrounding country that We are here, ready at all times to serve them with goods as low as they can be round in Southern Minnesota. DRUG DEPARTMENT. We have a full stock or fresh and reliable DRUGS—all standard Patent Medicines—Chemi cals, Paints, Oils, Dye Stuff", Window Glass, Putty, Druggists' Sundries, Notions, r#rfnmtry, Ti ilet and Fancy Soaps. Prescriptions Carefully pounded. IS NOW PREPARED TO OFFER A Complete Assortment of General Merchandise, Cotnsising in part of STAr-LE AND FANCY DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, NOTIONS, etc. The Best Goods always on hand at THE LOWEST LTV1XG PVICES. Choice Tobaccos and Cigars. Terms Strictly Cash, on Delivery. Bigelow, June 2% 1»71.—[42 LUMBER, LATH, a SHINGLES. Constantly on hand. OFFICE—At Store. YAltlV-Corner Ninth St. and First Avenue. Bigelow Minn. S. 0. MORSE. Photography HUNTING TUX CO., General Photographers, Removed from 53 East Third Street, TO THE GROUND FLOOR AT |3\J 8Tm PAUL' ^nviir. THE LARGEST, MOST COMFLETE, AND MOST ELEGANT Establishment of the Kind in the West. Wholesale & Retail DEALERS IN Stereoscopic Views, Frames, Stere oscopes, & &o. EVERY KIND OF TICTURE known to the Art executed in the very hest manner possible and warranted to give PERFECT SATISFAC TION. SEITDFOR CATALOGUE. VISI TORS ALWAYS WELCOME. 15—3H1. x. *cr. Com- STATIONERY DEPARTMENT. School Books, Blank Books, Gift and Toy Rooks, Letter Paper, Foolscap, Legal Cap, Bill Paper, Plain aud Fancy Note Paper, Iui'ial Pa per, Envelopes in great variety. Pencils, Tens, Pen-Holders, Inks. GROCER DEPARTMENT. A full line of Family Groceries, Wooden Ware new stock of Stone Ware. Best brands or Cigars—and full line ofsmokers' Material. Lamps and Lamp Goods. A large variety of Lamps and Fixtures. Eight kinds of Chimneys. We have but one price, and that as low as the lowest, and, with our experience, we feel war ranted in saying that we can make it an object tor you to give us a liberal share or your patron age. Articles not in stock will be furnished on short notice. M00RE & SMITH. March 21, 1874. Plows, etc. Having Refitted and Furnished HIS STORE, AT Bigelow, Minn., JTCBXt* At his Lumber Yard in Worthington, has constantly-on hand A Large and Varied Assortment of Pine Lumber. Spirit Lake Stage-Line. DOTY & LAMBERT, having secured the car rying of the mails from Spirit Lake to Wor tliinglon, will run as follows: Leave Spirit Lake at 7 o'clock on Monday morning, and arrive at Worthington at 6 o'clock p. m. Returning, leave Worthtngton on Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock, and arrive at Spirit Lake at 6 o'clock, p. m. Any business entrusted to our care will be promptly and faithfully attended to. Passengers carried at reasonable rates. [-U-ly- THE NATIONAL COLONY LOCATEDaINanSOUTHWESTERN Minnesot Northwestern Io wa. Twelve Townships ow Rich Prairie Land In Nobles County, Minnesota. Soil and Climate The CREAM OF THE PRAIRIES ami the GARDEN OF THE STATE. The Climate of the Mountains and th« Soil of the River IJottoais. Government Lands. Several Townships of GOVERXM EXT LAND in the County STILL VA CANT. RAILROADS. TRailroadswhicoh ie«e land are the Sioux City & St. Paul runs daily trains to both citien. Towns and Villages.. Three THRIVING VILLAGES ing up in the Colony. Worthington tho Business, Railroad, Social, and Educational Centre of a large extent of country. XIXE COUXTIES XOW TRAD IXGAT WOHTIUXGTOX. FARMING. A FARMING POPULATION of ser eral thousand now on the lands and the County RAPIDLY FILLING UP. axai3Rzx»x::E«.^.aro3S. The National Colony is organized up on a TEMPERANCE RASIS. No 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, HEALTHFUL 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 stamp for copy of the National Colony JOURNAL, giving full particulars, to MILLER, HUMIST0N & CO., Worthington, NobU$ OauntVr MinnuoU. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE Of MAIL* ABBOTS. Eastern (dally) 5 p. m. Southern 9:43 a.m. Western—La Verne, Sioux Falls, Mon days, Wednesdays and Fridays at p. n. Spirit Lake Monday 6 p.m. Jackson, Tuesday and Friday 6 p. m. Lake Shetek, Saturday «p. m. DBPABT8. Eastern (daily) 9:42 a. m. Southern 5 p. m. Western—Ln Verne and Sfoux Falls, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7 a. m. Spirit Lake. Tuesday 7 a m, Jacksnn, Wednesday and Saturday 7a.ni, Lake Shetek, Friday 7 a.m. All mails close 20 minutes before departure. Office hours from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m.—Sundays, from 12 m. to 1 p. m. C. C, GOODNOW, P. M. St. Paul I Sioux City AND Sioux City & Saint Paul R.R. TIME CARD. Goinff West. Leave St. Paul at 8.00 a. Worthington, at 5.00 p. Arrive at Sioux City, at 9.30 p. Going East. Leave Sfcmx City at 5.30 a. Worthfngton, at 9.42 a. Arrive at St. l'.wil, at 7.00 p. 1,500,000 ACRES PRAIRI E & MEADOW LANDS, Situated in Southwestern Minnesota and North western Iowa, FOR SALE at moderate prices with easy terms of payment. ALSO TOWN LOTS, in towns at rain ad stations. I.aiid bonds of the 8hnu City and St. Vawl Itaflroad to be taken at p»r in exchange for land within their limits. For particulars address "I-and Department st. p. & s. c. and a. e. & at. r. it. u. Co., st.raui Minn. A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER PUB LISHED EVERY SATURDAY AT Worthington, Minnesota. The ADTAXCE IS the regularly Issued county paper, and the only newspaper published In No bles county. To persons abroad who contem plate coming to the National Colony, the Ar VAXCE will prove or great value, as it 111 chron icle from week to week every step in the progress of the Colony, and will give besides a great quan tify of valuable Information concerning the prali ies of the West. DEPARTMENTS. FARMER'S DEPARTifEXT. Special prominence will be given to all ques tions aJTeeting the interests of the farmers, ami to agricultural topics. An account of every farn* ill the county will be given. Correspondence solicited from farmers. Write facts and obser vations upon fanning matters, aud the editor will put them in sliape for fta? press. Particular attention will be given to the subject of Tre* Cull ure, as one of vital Banm-tance to this part of the West. LAXD DEPARTMENT. Reliable information will be given concerning the securing of Government Land. Letters of inquiry as to the homestead and tree-claim laws will be promptly and correctly answered through Hie paper, and all the decisions of the General Land Office whkh can be obtained will be pub lished. COLONY DEPARTMENT. The ADVANCE, as intimated above, will be a map and history of the National Colony. All questions relating to the soil, climate, and other natural advantage*, and to the development of Southwestern Minnesota, will be faithfully an swered. NEWS AND LOCAL.. The ADVAKCE will give a general summary of the news of the world, but its aim will be to be come a flrst-class local newspaper, devoted espe cially to home news and home interests. Corres pondence from the different townships and from the several comities tributary to Worthington solicited. :NXSI O JOB-WORK NEATLY AND PROMPTLY Executed at the Advance Office, CARDS, BLAXKS, CIRCULARS, POSTERS, BILL-HEADS, LETTER-HEADS. TEBM8-$2 a year $1 for six months 50 cents for three months, in advance. Address A S O a Worthington, Uinnuot*. 1