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-i Jn the ease of the State of LoasiaDa vs. Thomas 0. Anderson, of the Louis iana returning board, the verdict of the lower court has been set asido and ravened by the supremo court of that 8tate, and Anderson will be released from imprisonment. This decision of the supreme court virtually ends the prosecution against the members of the retnraiug board, the supreme court holding (hat the offense was not strict Jy forgery, and that the information wat not sufficient. The European Congress to meet for the purpose of effecting a settlement of the complications growing On the 13th inst., Congressman Douglas, of Virginia, got druuk and became so disorderly in the House that the sergeant«at«arms was ordered to remove him. Douglas resisted vig* orously, but was dragged out. He afterward went to the reporters' gal lery to abuse the correspondents, but was ejected by a door~keeoer. The temperance ticket has been un usually successful this spring through* out the State. The first white man ever hung in Georgia for the murder of a negro was Augustus Johnson, a desperate crimi nal, who was hung on the 15th inst. He openly confessed to having killed eight persons. He spent his last eve ning carousing and joking with a crowd, having driven his weeping wife from the cell In the morning he demanded morphine before he would laftve the cell, and smoked a cigar on way to the scaffold. His last re st was for whiskay, and thu priest gavfc him holy water. He tasted it pursed the prient and threw him off the scaffold. He said be thought the holy water was gin. He complained that the drop of five feet wouldn't break his neck, and demanded more rope. His complaint was well found ed, for his neck was not broken by the fall, and he died in seventeen minutes, strangled. The State Fair. The twentieth annual exhibition of the Minnesota State Agricultural So ciety will be held at St. Paul, Sept. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, 1878. The fair will probably be the best ever held in the State. We learn by our exchanges from all parts of the State that the people will give it every encourage ment in preference to Hon. Wm. S. King's side-show, which he proposes to open at Minneapolis in opposition to the State fair. We have received the following circular from the officers of the State Agricultural Society President's Office, St. Paul, March, 1877. Djbar Sir :—It is deemed proper to make official announcement of the fact that the Executive Committee of the Sjtate Agricultural Society at their meeting held in this city on February 21st, 1878, resolved to hold the next Annual State Fair on the spacious and beautiful grounds of the St. Paul Dri ving Park Association, heretofore used far that purpose. Arrangements have already been, are being made, which will ren thjs by far the most complete and attractive Exposition of the agricuN Ural and other Industrial Interests US' Arts of Minnesota and the North* ftrwt, over held in this State and such tubpte and cordial assurances have al ready been received of the zealousand aotive co-operation of the leading rep resentatives of every branch of agricul tural aind manufacturing industry, as to encourage us to believe that it will enlist a wider popular, interest than soy qfita predecessors. Arrangements ire being made for cheap excursion tickets over the nu merous railroads centering at this point,*and far better and cheaper faeil ities than ever before will be afforded fop reaching the Fair Grounds from the eitiqtaf St* Paul and Minneapolis, thfrvpeople of the whole State• are In the success cif the Expo given wader tho aus Mfcf theyState Agricultural in'- this og the which has already VOL. 2. out of the Eastern war will convene on or about the 15th of April. The prospect of war is increasing, however, and extent dive preparations are being made for it" The .people of England are al most unanitrtfojsly in ftvor of war, and' it is iiow generally believed that the Congress to be convened in April will utterly fail to bring about a reconcile •tion. The rash of immigration to Minne sota that has now set in, is the greatest that has been known since 1856*57. Although it is now too ear ly in the season to look* for a general rush of immigrants all the lines of travel leading into this State are crowded with land hunters and their families. «. promoMng use--inlnese of iliili OF cuixe^oT tfce State may^ fc* ILYisca The Railroad Lands. Homestead and Pre-emption Settlers. Letter from lion. F. R. Delaao. Saint Paul, March 16,1878. Editor of the Little Palls Transcript: 1 have just read in your last paper the letter of Hon. N. Richardson of your town, in which he clearly sets forth some of the tricks which were performed at the capitol on the. last days of the late session, to defeat the land adjustment bills introduced by himself in the House, and by Senator Houlton in the Senate, which bills were drawn up for the special protec tion of honest, bona homestead and pre-emption settlers. During the years 1875, 1876 and 1877, my connection with the attempt to secure the construction of the "Brainerd Branch," as it is commonly called, brought me fnto personal in terviews with many of these settlers, and also into an examination of Land Office and other records, bearing upon the rights of such settlers. Such in investigations led to the conclusion that there is upon what is known as the Bailroad lands three classes of claimants, to-wit: 1. Honest, bona fide settlers whose claims are right, and which will not be questioned or disputed for a mo ment by the Bailroad Company. 2. Honest, bona fide settlers who have not performed in all respects things required to be done, or done things not strictly legal according to ihe United States land laws, but in either case there was no willful intent to commit a fraud, upon either the U. S. or the Bailroad Company. 3. Pre-emptions by a class of per** sons made in such a manner, that fraud, is a mild name to apply to the transactions, and the manner in which they have been perpetrated is proba bly so well known to a great many ot your readers that it is no uso for me to mention the same at this writing, In the first and second classes, the Railroad Company is anxious and wil ling so far as they are concerned to have the same adjusted, and the lands conveyed to these original claimants, or to their legale heirs or assigns as the case should require to be done and since last November, work and connfrtrftibation have been' going on between the Baihoad Land Office at St. Paul, and the Dep't of the Interi or at Washington to accomplish this result and settle those claims. With the third class there is more more difficulty, becausc the largest portion of them comes within the pine 1 and limits, and is within the radius of the pine land ring. It is well known that the Hon Sect'y of the Interior, Carl Schurz, is making the acquaintance, and learn ing the habits of pine men, and that the intervention of U. S. courts, grand jurors, and other officials is used to some extent to complete and legally to define the situation and status of the pine business, including both logs and lands. The adjustment of this class will have to be left with Mr. Schurz for awhile unless the attorneys, who are looking so closely after the inter est of these "poor helpless settlers" can succeed in. getting some act passed by Congress or by the State of Min nesota which can be plead in bar of actions, or rulings which Mr. Schurz may bring or make against th6m. I desire to say to every honest, bona fide settler, whether original, or the heirs or assigns of the original of either of these classes, that there is no occasion cr necessity for you to em ploy a lawyer, or any other agent at any cost or expense whatever to look after your olaims, for they will not be con tested by the Bailroad Company, and will only repeat the words of your representative, Mr. Richardson, in his letter, "the only course for the settlers to pursue, is to break loose from the pine land attorneys, if they have them engaged, and-give them their discbarge at once." In regard to a meeting of the home stead and pre-emption settlers, I think it would be well, (and have so advised the Railroad Laud Commissioner), to have meetings of such settlers at some convenient time, at Little Falls, Two Bivers and Bieh Prairie as convene ient points to which the most of the settlers could come and could: ad just these claims without cost, delay, or expense to the settlers. This mode of proceedure I presume will be resisted by thejmie land fel lows, because they want to hold 'the persons back referred toin the first and and second classes, in order to use them in various ways. to '.help carry. their points, and confirm their schemes of deliberate fraud. The attorneya tell you* that they will attend ing t^ t^y for tO' weare makiogto acate Fair oike'-jhikt NEWS ITEMS. Lake Superior is open and naviga tion is being resumed. The new silver dollars have made their appearance in St. Paul. Miss Thompson, the lady whose horse was shod with gold, has been placed in an insane asylum. Since 1875 the amount paid to law yers for counsel by the New York & Erie Railway comes to $400,000. Joseph La Paige, who murdered Josie A. LangmaiJ at Pembroke, N. H., on the 4th day of Oct., 1875, was executed on Friday last. The eleotrician who has oharge of lighting }he capitol building at Wash ington is represented as saying that'it costs $400 an hour to light the capitol, A little boy named Johnson, at Au dubon, was, while playing with his brother, struck in the wrist with an ax and had his hand nearly severed. John H. Camp, formerly a whole sale dry goods merchant of St. Paul, owns on line of the St. Paul & Pacific and Northern Pacific railroads 30,000 acres. The Senate committee at Washing ton have made a unanimous report in favor of the extension of the time to build the Northern Pacific railroad for eight years. Good. The town of Mendota, opposite Fort Snelling, voted almost unanimously against license in the recent town election. In war times Mendota was noted for drunkenness and disorder. The suit of the trustees of the St. Paul & Pacific railroad against the St. Paul & Pacific Bailroad Company has been decided in favor of the trustees, and they are required to take possess ion of the road. Pensacola, March 24.—A negro who grossly assaulted a child aged five years, causing its death, was last night lynched by a itfob. The Sher iff's posse resisted the lynchers, killing one and wounding five dangerously. Mr. Charles E. Fitch, of the Dem ocrat and Chronicle, Bochester, N. Y., declines a nomination for Congress be cause "both the holding and seeking of political office are incompatible with independent journalism, and his am bition is bounded~by his proless!6n7r At Owatonna, Minnesota, there was a hot contest over the license question at the election of the 12th inst. Re sult, for liCjnse 248 against license 434. Majority against license 186. License was also voted down at Aus tin, the county seat of Mower county. John Jacobson, a lad about fifteen years of age, living in the eastern part of the town of Bound Prairie, Todd county, was recently fatally wounded by carelessly handling a gun. He was drawing it toward him by the muzzle, when the hammer caught and fired the weapon. Winona, Minn., March 14.—Last night Conrad Enderlein was cleaning his gun by firing powder from it. The charge struck Mrs,*Charles Byersted in the face, burning her badly and destroying the sight of one eye. She was lying on a sofa, about eight feet from the muzzle. Dead wood, D. T., March 16.—The heaviest snow storm experienced since the settlement of.the Black Hills by white men, commenced on the 7th and and continued until the 12th. Snow in the city, on a level, is over five feet deep. All mail-and telegraph commus uicatirns have been interrupted. A bill has been introduced in the Pennsylvania house of representatives which makes cremation of a human body a misdemeanor and provides for a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000, with imprisonment, and makes it the duty of constables, sheriffs and other officers to enforce the act under penalty of prosecution. St. Paul Dispatch. Some additional facts in relation West Chester. Cincinnati Star to,ye^ioaMifNri:tioth Tan eipeote in this idjastmenf. Seme of these attorneyssajfthejare employed BOVt lid that^lb^ Oompany is trying to eheai *1^ begetting a lawyer's fee, which is very wieked ftr the Railroad CoiBpany to do. & It Dilano. ACC. Jtft. 20 I94J PUS to to the briberies of the book-ring lob byist are daily coming out through the jealousies of some of the lads who failed to get their share of the swag. They will all be filed away for future reference, and if the carrion ofovrs oome back next year they will meet with a hot welcome. Hon. John E. Leonard, member of congress from Louisiana, died in 'Ha vana on Friday last of yellow ijnrer. His mission (here was to investigate and report to the government the facts in regard to alleged kidnappia^ and sale of colored citizens of the TJfiited States. Mr. Leooardwae native ot Vi The history of modern times records very few such terrible scourges astbe famine in India, Notwithstanding nil that has been done to ameliorate the sufferings of the people, nearly two ariQtbns are bdieve&to'haire died Ifrom e&riratidn. ThW mT&iII great sfffer* ing in the affected provinces, bitt no further t^frtathm- is ftpjprehended|| a a ,„R. C. JudsoB, the indefkti|pble secretary of the State A^rieiritiiral society, has returned from the liaat, where ho secured promises oflead- ing finest stock breeders and owners to exhibit their animals at the forth coming society's show in this city* This will constitute one of the num erous special and unprecedented feat ures of the exhibition. From Neighboring Exchanges. The Anoka Lumber Mills will prob ably "start up" next week, they hav ing old logs enough to kcap the mill running three weeks. From the St, Cloud Journal Press. It would seem as though the mail agents on the St. Paul and Pacific road ought to be able, by this time, to throw the St. Cloud mail 60 that a good share of it will not go up.the Brainerd or the Melrose branch. Scarcely a day passes but they send a considerable part of our mail by, to come back by the next train. From the Sauk Centre Iler aid, Hon, A. Barto received a letter this week from Hun. F. B. Delano, of St. Paul, in which the writer says: "I think I can safely congratulate you and my other friends in your town, and so on up the vulley, on the com* pletion of the railroad now so long de*» layed. You can get ready to roll in and out on a train in July." From the Princeton Union. The old song "Uncle Sam is rich enough to give us all! a farm" .is .a mockery, for the" old fellow is so poor that he can't afford to pay the printer more than half the legal rates allowed by the State of Minnesota. But when the democrats come into power they begin to retrench by swindling the printers. From the Alexandria Post. .JTarmers^^are^waitinglbr^ Stats grain Land buyers are swarming in Doug las County and prices are going up. Several sales have been made during the past weak. Auditor. VonBaumbach finds that but little seed wheat can be bought in this county for less than $1.05, which price the State refuses to pay. It is probable that the .State seed grain for Douglas County will be sent from Min neapolis by rail to Melrose, Morris and Hermon, and will, probably, be supplied early next week, A number of legal voters of the town of Alexandria were disfranchised last Tuesday by the closing of the polls more than one hour before the time fixed by law. For this reason, scino of the officers elect refuse to qualify. The ticket elected was a good one throughout, but the Post thinks that none of the candidates were lawfully chosen, and sees no remedy but in the meek suffrance of the people or a new election. We think a new election the safer and better remedy. Thomas Borgen, a Danish gentle* man, with his excellent f«m l_-, consist ing of wife and six children, lives ic a nice dwelling built on rising groung on his prairie farm three miles south west of Eyansville post office. On Thursday night, the 7th inst., during a thunder storm, and while all the family were in bed, a terrific thunder bolt struck the house, knocked down the chimney with a terrible crash, broke the cooking stove to pie ces, and scattered the debris over the floors. Instantly the affrighted family sprang out of bed. All were present except the oldest'son, Albert, twenty one years old. On going to his bed, in an adjoining room, to see why he too did not rise, he gave one faint gasp and died, killed by lightning. From the Todd County Argus, The amount of seed grain applied for in this county is a little more than 4,000 bushels—-3,200' wheat, and 800 of oats. The Pioneer Press of last Thursday contains a statement in which it appears that this county will receive 2,500 bushels ^of grain, but leaves us in doubt as to whether it re fers to wheat or to,wheat andVo&ta. If that amount of wheat is allowed, the applicant* fcill get about three bOshels out of ibur applied for. If it refers tohkith jktOdb of ^in, they, will get five bushels out' of eight applied V»- Trnn.ther BSMiMD-• A youe^ m&h at'O^i^ In? gersoft, caught third and and little and.spHfr thega. apart about^n' laoh Messrs. Keyser, two wepkl^^tle^ men from the oil regions of LITTLE FALLS, MORRISON COUNTY. illNN. THURSDAY, MARCH 21,1878. 1 At Philadelphia,-Thursday, in the case of Charles Welch, the boy twelve years old, charged with shooting and killing Bubert McAdam, a playmate of the same age, the cornoner's jury rendered a verdict that the shooting was accidental, the foreman explaining that the jury thought the boy was not aware of the dangerous character of the weapon, and that there was no evidence of intent to comiiiit murder* The boy wa* set at liberty. From the Anoka Union. 16,810 lbs of freight received at the Anoka depot, Friday morning, all for Anoka merchants. 39 Tania, haye heen visiting this week. We learn tftljy vifcUed Big Lake, with a wv of purchasing a large tract of lano^there, |rovMt*S D*f«ctiv» Pag* they could find some to suit them. A man named Colbraith of Otsego droye his horse down to the ferry, for the purpose of crossing the river, last Wednesday, when some lumber that was on the wagon struck the horse and frightened it so that it ran directly across the ferry into the. river, and was drowned. A small boy who was on the wagon, had a narrow escape from drowning. Miscellaneous. Some .uncultivated clown expresses the belief that Sam. Tilden has lizzard juice in his veins instead of blood. The register of deeds of Meeker Bounty received a request for an ab stract of title for ."John Anderson's mother-in-law's land." -Newspaper men throughout the country are now having their fires started with spring poetry, of which each mail brings in a good supply "How can I leave thee he was singing in a very tender tone, He wasn't very popular with her parents, and it was verging on twelve o'clock, and the old man came in and. showed himJiow he eould leave her. "Ma!" screamed young Matilda Spilkins tho other morning, when she got the paper, "Ma, Silver. Bill has just passed the House." "Has he, my dear?" replied Mrs. S. from up stairs. "Why didn't you ask him in"?" A barrister gave this reminiscence in an after dinner speech: "When I be gan to practice I was in perfect ragsj the smallest bole in my shirt was the one I stuck my head through, and I had to have that, my only shirt, washed by the dozen, for it was in twelve pieces." William Cortez tried to squeeze a boil on the neck of Samuel Bruce while ho was shoeing a harse, making him jump and throw up his paring knife, which struck the former in the neck, severing two small arteries and grazing the jugular vein. This ad mirable practieal joke happened at North Attleboro, Mass. A person who was looking at a house the other day, said he couldn't afford to pay such rent. "Well, look at the neighborhood," replied the next dt)or, coffee and tea across the street, flour and sugar on the corner, and there's a big pile of wood belong ing to the schoolhouee right across the alley. Silver Conference. The following appears in a telegram to the Pioneer Press, dated at Wash ington, March 15. "Secretary Evarts to-day dispatched to the representa tives of this governmeent at the courts of Eugland, France, Germany, Austria Russia, Belgium an other European countries a letter announcing the pas sage of the silver bill, and inviting them to join With the United States in an international conference to fix the relative value of gold and silver. There will be no conference held un less at least three sovereign powers con sent to join in the conference, but it is cxpected that international etiquette will dictate a genera! response to the iuvitation, and that the meeting of representatives of the great nations of the earth will take place in Paris dur ing July or August. The president has already received numerous appli cations and suggestions ia regard to the appointment of members of this commission, but he will decide upon none until he has received a response from at (east three of the ..governments to which invitations haye been sent/' CONCORD Carriage Co, MANUFACTURERS OF FARM WAGONS Light Spring Wagon*1 LITTLE FALLS, SLEIGHS. REPAIRING DONE OST BHORT NOTICE. Wegw«Bt«i to gift satisfaction in work unship, material used, finish, general »p pwjanc* and durability of erery artiete we S. McCAtJLEY & Co, LITTLE FALLS. MIMN. LEON HOUDE, -DEALER IN- PROVISIONS, BOOTS cfe SHOES, LITTLE FALLS, HATS & CAPS, And all kinds of Goods kept in a General Store. VASALY HOUSE, [LATELY NORTHERN HOTEL.] Little Falls» Minn This commodious Hotel, having Been newly refitted, has been opened for gnests. They will, be made to feel entirely at home in this house. A competent hostler is employed. L. Tasaly's DRUG STOKE and Ms MEAT MAR KET are kept in the same building* 1ST. T. PORTER & NO. 29. DRY GOODS, FLOUR efts FE3ED, HARDWARE, MINN. MINN and. PIANOS. COA DEALERS IN PIANOS, ORGANS Oar instruments are of the taoftt approVed pattetos and Best workmanship and are wanvoted to. be as represented. As we Handle.a large arooaat of niti Sieal merchandise «e eai» afford ta sell cheap, and jvtZZ sellt the letresf living r«tes. We can famish Organs and Pianos at prices a»4 on termr that can not fail to give aatislaction, and persotis^esirieg fcrrptlfchftea 4»nr sa ve: monej jby ascettaining what we cao do for them before purchasing elsewhere. WE8T THIRD STREET S^PA^LiMINN. sr': Advertising Rates be FurwiaheA ClonAppHcatlo«^ttl8(Hiefca BUSINESS P#tE(JTd& ,. -A.. J. CLARE# ATTORNEY ATIiAW- Offico at Court Housv LITTLE FALLS, MiNJt. EUGENE D. TINGLE, ATTORNEY Ami COUNSELOR At Law) Md •orreipontfeot for basioen fi2lef claims^ buy, mU and rent ?. Special care avd attention cifin to th« bnsinem of non-reside^ti. XJTTSK J. D. LACHANCE, COUNTY AUDITOR. Will attend to collections, pay taxes, redeem lands from tar sales, &c. in Mor rison and adjoining counties. Office at Court House, Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota. DR. A. GUERNON" PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. —AND— U. S. PENSION EXAMINING SURGEON. Will promptly attend to all business in the line of his profession. LITTLE FALLS, MINN. J. O. SIMMONS, ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN. Practice principally HOMEOPATHIC. Office opposite the atere of J. Sim« mons, Main street, LITTLE FALLS, MINN. C. HAYS. JVOTAKY PCBHo, real estate and insurance AGENT. IK8URAMOI A SPECIALIST. TWO BIVEBS, MINN NATHAN RICHARDSON, REAL ESTATE AGENT —AND— PRACTICAL SURVEYOR. All business entrusted to him will receive prompt attention. Good ref erences given if required. LOUIS HAMLIN", biacksmith. All kinds of work in my line doira in the best manner and at low rates/ LITTLE FALLS, MINN S. P. FULLER, «TTT STICE Of thePEACB jjiTiLE FALLS, MlNiN HO. 1 OK iSOXilLNU. The Boss BOOTS Can BK HAD AT WILLIAM BKEDFELD'S BOOT AM) SHOE SBOP, On Front street, where all work aod a good fit is warranted. The stle of work, the quality of stoe^ and the prices are such as to defy competition« Give ns a trial* Wm Bredfeld, LITTLE FALL8. LEONHOIJDE NOTABt Pubuo & .CoiTifOcn, Taxes paid io Mornaon a& adfoiniiia Ooanties. Fletcher. Loring & Byte flofr. King, of Minneapolis.