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LITTLE FALLS, AUG. 1,1878. Tftrms, $1.50 per Annum. B. 0. STIVERS, AMB8 STIVERS, Editor. Proprietor. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. A.. J. OHiAJRK, ATTORNEY AT AW Office, corner of Oak and second streets. LITTLE FALLS, MINN. E. JD. TINGLE. ATTORNEY at LAW. lilTTLE FALLS, -MINN We transact any and erery visas of busi toess at Wasbingtoft to* Mldlett, their«rpba&S and widow* or others. We obtain patents collect bounty, Ao., Ao. We collect money promptly in Morrison County and charge ONLY ¥KW per cent. ADVKNS TTAFE, References, Hon. Qeorge Dennis. tJ. S. Sen* ate lion. John M. Glover, H. C., Washing ton, Dt C. and all the officers of Shelby Conn* ty, Moi. J. D. LACHANCE, COUNTY AUDITOR. "Will attend to collections, pay taxes, redeem lands from tax sales, &c. in Mor rison and -adjoining counties. Office at Uourt House, Little Falls, Morrisott County, Minnesota. DR. A. GUERNON PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, —AUD— U. B. PENSION EXAMINING SURGEON. Will promptly attend to all business in the line of his profession. LITTLE FALLS, MINN. J. 0. SIMMONS, ECLECTIC PHYSICIAN, Practice principally HOMEOPATHIC. Office opposite the store of Leon Houde, Main street, LITTLE FALLS, MINN. C. HAYS- NOTARY PtJBLIC, KCAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE AGENT. INSURANCE A StkfCIALfT. TWO RIVERS, MINN NATHAN RICHARDSON, &EU, ESTATE AGENT —AND— PRACTICAL SURVEYOR, All business entrusted to liin Till deceive prompt attention. Good ref erences given if required. LOUIS HAMLIN, BLACKSMITH. All kinds of Wotk in my line dotae Sn the best manner and at low rates LITTLE FA LLS MINN S. P. FULLER, *tUSTtCE ofthePEAOtJ LITTLE FALLS, MINN. NO. 1 OR NOTHING. The Boss BOOTS Can BE HAD AX WILLIAM BREDFELD'S BOOT AND SDOE SBOP, On Front street, where all work and ft good fit is warranted* The style oi Work, the quality of stock, and the prices are such as to defy competition. Give UB a triaU WM. BREDFRLD, LITTLE PALLS LEON HOUDE ttfiAL£STAT£AGMT! NOTARY PtjfcLic & CONVEY AN CKR, taxes paid in Morrisoh and adjoining Counties. ftsttRXftO*8—Col. VOL. 2. a U^U1ik* Geo. Bradley) lfleteher, Loring & Eyre flon. Wm King, of Minneapolis. LITTLE FALLS, «. ST. CLOUD CARD. J)S B. SEARLB, ATT6»TTER^ AT LAW Office in Bdelbroek'fl Block, 0».Ouini «'. MimnrA 08 a L» WORTHINGTOM, J.8IMMONS, L. WOKTHINGTON DEALERS 1N- -AND- A frutl Line of Will always be found at our store, which we will sell at as low figures as any House in the State can afford fob We Make CIGARS, TOBACCOS, TEAS And COFFEES, A Specialty. Call and see our Goods, and we are satisfied that you will be suited. MATXRIN & MEDVED Are now offering for sale the LARGEST\ BEST and CHEAPEST STOCK OF-— GENERAL MERCHANDISE Mt Little Falls, Consisting of DRY GOODS And GROCERIES, SLeaOSr Made Clotlilng, Hardware And Tinware, TRUNKS. VlLIStiS, SAfS, CAPS, LADIES' DRESS GOODS, FURNITURE, and every kind of Merchandise you can think of All Kinds of Country Produce are bought at the Highest Market Price. Do not fail to see our goods and learn our prices. SEE HERE11 I am selling an assqrtmeht of goods Which I carefully selected with a view to meeting the wants of my customers. These consist of a general line of & 00. WORTHINGTON & 00. LITTLE FALLS, MINN. HEADQUARTERS STORE DRY GOODS & GROCERIES, ts, oaps and. clotlilng, BOOTS & SHOES, CROCKERY «& OLASSWARE, Constantly Kept on Hani. We are constantly receiving new goods, for which we pay cash down, and we are thereby enabled to offer all classes of goods at the lowest figure. We know that talk is cheap, but the parties who can undersell us don't live this neck of the Woods, Our large and constantly increasing trade testi fies to the truth of this better than anything we can say. We guarentee all goods sold by us to be as represented. We expect to do business perma nently in this community, and can not afford to deceive the public or to be un ersold. We intend to live and let live, and while we are grateful to a geuerous public for their patronage in time past we hope to merit it in the ca^ a°d RICH PRAIRIE, we will show you our goods and use you well whether you buy of us or not. In connection with our store we have a Shoe Shop, where repairing is neatly and promptly done. BLAKE & BENTFELT* MIFTN. -£L3STI whioh will be.sold at the lowest prices. I desire also to call attention to my new stock of boota and shoes. Which I *°wer figures than such goods have ever been offered in this town. Call and examine goods and prices. ALL KINDS OF GRAIN taken at highest market prices. CLASS MFTAT MARKET IN CONNECTION WITH STORE. JtosKstAirojiij. The Commissioner Districts. This week we publish quotations (furnished by Mr. Tingle) from the best authorities on law, showing that the opinion of the County Attorney in reference to dividing Morrison coun ty into five commissioner districts, is wholly erroneous. Upon examining the special laws of previous years we cannot find a single special law, of the nature of this one, where a repealing clause was inserted in the act. If the County Attorney had ever looked into a volume of special laws, he would have noticed that. Our statement last week to the effect that he .intend ed to defeat the execution of the prcl^ of the county commissioners, directing the Auditor to send the above men tioned opinion to the Attorney Gener al, is fully confirmed. He still refus es to surrender' the original copy of the opinion to the Auditor, basing his refusal on the shallow pretense that he prefers to send the opinion himself. .There has been an official copy of the special law to redistrict Morrison county on file at the Court House, and that is the only copy in the county that we know of. We intended to publish it this week, but the County Attorney probably surmised our inten tion, and he took possession of it aud placed it beyond our reach. It is suf ficient to say. however, that as to ths points referred to in the County At torney's opinion, the act is exactly the same as an act passed in 1877 to re district Winona county and ip, as to the points named, the same as all other special laws of a similar nature ever passed by the Minnesota Legislature, as far as we have had tiuie to exam ine. The official position of the Coun ty Attorney gives him a degree of temporary importance which he would not otherwise possess, and that is the only reason we occupy a column of our space this week to expose the true iu wardness of his acts. If he is guilty of attempting to defraud the peo ple of their rights under the law, they ought to knoW it. A plea of ignorance on his part would hardly be consistent with the very liberal salary ho re ceives and he is in a dilemma from which there is no escape. We were satisfied with three commissioners, but the people wanted live they had an act passed authorizing them to have five, and they are going to have them. That "Opinion." The following is a copy of a written opinion addressed to the Commission ers of Morrison county by the County Attorney: A. J. Clark, County Attorney. Sir i—Is the special act of the Leg islature entitled "An act to increase the number of County Commissioners to five," a copy of which is herewith handed to you, a good and valid law Are the Co. Commissioners obliged to comply with the directions contained in said bill Is it optionary with them whether they shall divide said County into five commissioner dis tricts or not If they should do so, will their action be legal NICOLAS MEYER, Chairman of Board of Co. Corn's. July 22d, 1878. To the Hon. Board of County Com missioners, Morrison County, Minn. Sect 10, title 3, page 219, Vol 1, Bissell's Statutes, reads as follows "Every county shall be deemed an organized county for the purposes of this title, and shall- have a board of county commissioners. In those coun ties which poll eight hundred votes or more, the said beard shall consist of five members, and in all other counties, of three members" etc. That is a gen eral law in full force in this, and eve ry county in the State. The special act referred to, says, in substance, that, the commissioners of Morrison County shall, at their first regular meeting aft er the passage of said act, divide said county into five commissioner districts, etc. And Section 2, of said act, pro vides for the election of commissioners in said districts. Now there can be no question as to a direct conflict between the general law referred to and the special law re ferred to The general law says that iri all counties polling less than eight hun dred votes the board of commissioners shall consist of three members. The special law does not attempt to repeal or suspend the general law so far as it relates to Morrison county I say, therefore^ that the general law is still applicable to this county. That the special jaw is in direct conflict with it of course both laws cannot be complied with, and the gen eral law must take precedence. And I am of opinion that if the board should obey the dictation of the special act, and divide the county into five commissioner districts, a board of commissioners elected under such pro ceedings would be an illegal body, and that all their acts wonld be void. Respectfully &c., A.J. Cr-AUK, County Attorney. July 22d, ISfS. A man ID Danville, N. Y., while cutting into a straw stackj drew forth his knife stained with blood. A thrill of horror shot through bim as he thought he had killed some unfortdn ate trainp who had burrowed into the Stack to sleep An examination re^ vealed the fact that be had cat a Woodchusk in ttfo. A public act is a universal rule that regards the whole community, while private acts are those which conccrn only a particular locality, thing or class of persons. (1 Kent's Commentaries, 459 Potter's Dwarris on Statutes, 62 1 Sharsword's Blackstone, 85 A private act operating only upon particular persons and private con cerns, and rather an exception than a rule, is opposed to public act and may be considered an exception to such general rule. (1 Kent's Com., 459 1 Sharsword's Blackstone, 86 2 Bou vier's Law Die 374, and cases there cited.) A statute may be repealed by im plication. A repeal is eatress, as, when it is literally declared by a subsequent law, or implied when the new law con tains provisions contrary to the former law and a law may be repealed by an affirmative as well as by a negative statute. (I Ohio, 10 2 BibbT Kyv 96 2 Bouvier's Law Die., 439, and cases there cited.) The intention of the Legislature is to be deduced from a view of the whole and every part of a statute tak en and compared together. (Marshall, Chief Justice, 12 Wheaton, 332 Ma son vs. Finch, 2 Scam 224 3 1 Kent's Com., 462.) And the intention of the law maker is to be collected from the context, from the occasion and neces sity of the law, and the objects and remedy in view. (1 Kent's Cora., 462 By reference to Special Acts of 1877, Chap. 204, it will appear that the county commissioners of Winona coun ty were empowered in a like manner as those in Morrison county to redist rict Winona couaty into not more than seven nor less than three com missioner districts and the public act is not referred to. Respectfully &c.-, E. D. TINGLE. NEWS ITEMS. The railroad is completed to Sauk Centre. Gen. Mark D. Flower of Washing ton county is favorably spoken of as a suitable candidate for State Auditor. Henry Ward Beecher is on a lect uring tour in this State, but will not lecture at any point north of Minne apolis. The Temperance party of Minnesota is called to meet in State convention at Waseca on September 3d, to nom inate candidates for State officers. Oa Tuesday la£t a sergeant at Fort Snelling was accidentally shot in the legs by a private soldier, and one leg bad to be amputated above the knee The report circulated through sev eral Minnesota befrspapers that a farm er near Faribauit had shot and killed two tramps who were preparing to burn his harvester in the night, was false. Fighting has lately been going on at Lincoln, ftew Meiico, between two factions, with nearly a hundred men on each side. Ten men were kil'edin one fight, and the difficulty had not terminated up to the latest advices. Miss iieckwith, who astonished the world some time ago by swimming ten miles in the Thames before she was fif teen years of age, will shortly inake an attteinpt to swim twice the distance Should she succeed, she will probably try the passage from Dover to Calais St. Paul Globe. The Democratic State Central Com mittee have been called to meet at the Merchants Hotel in this city, oh Tues day, August 6th. It is probable that the Congressional convention in this District will be called for the 4th or 5th of September. St. Paul Pioiieer Press Mr. Burt, State tmpeririteiident of public instruction, says that foi every vacancy among teachers, there are, at least, one dozen applicants. He de clares he never Saw anything like it. It seems to him as though everybody had gone to teaching school. On the 26th inst. the superintendent of the Minnesota kennel club mailed a letter to his Royal HighfacES, "the Prince of Wales, inviting him to enter Some Of his valuable dog&—-in the breeding of which he takeS a lively in* terest—in the bench show of the Min nesota kennel blub, to bfe giten in St. Paul connection with the State fair. A mob numbering three or four hnndred undertook, on 'Saturday last, to prevent men from working on pub I j'c j.' LITTLE FALLS, MORRISON COUNTY. MINN.. THURSDAY AUG. 1,1878. NO. 48. Questions and Answers, Little Falls, Minn., July 27, 1878. MR. EDITOR :—Y ourself and oth ers have submitted the following ques tions, and requested me to famish au thorities bearing thereon. 1st. Is it .necessary to repeal a pub lic act in express terms when a special act modifying the public act is passed 2nd. Is a law ever repealed by im plication 1 3d. How is the intention of the Legislature ascertained 4th. Are you familiar with any case when a statute similar to the one directing the division of Morrison county fnto five commissions? $8tciota lias" beea passed in Minnesota lic works'in Washington, :D. C. Sev eral unimpOitant conflicts occurred be tween the rioters and the police during the day, and two or three persons were shot and several were knoeked down by flying missiles. Bandits in the province of Cordova, Spain, lately seized a boy of seven years belonging to a wealthy family of Cabra, and sent a letter to his father demanding $5,000 ransom. The mon ey not having been delivered at the hour and place indicated, the wretches cut the throat of the child and left his body near the boose of his fapaily at night. 'St. Paul- Pibneer Prtss. The Northefh Pacific and St Paul & Pacific companies have harmoniously settled ail their differences in relation to tbe terms on Which the foriner Was to use the track of the latter from Sauk Rapids down both having fully accpted the decision of the arbitrators to whom these differences were referred, and exchanged the necessary agree ments. There seems to be no reason why they should not work harmonious ly together hereafter. St. Paul Pioneer Press, July 2fl. Gen. Rosser, chief engineer of the Northern Pacific, states that his sur veying party, which arrived at Fargo yesterday, will at once proceed to sur vey the line from Sauk Rapids, to Minneapolis, on the west side of the river^ and will complete the work with in thirty days. This preliminary sur vey Geo. Rosser Will entrust to his sub ordinates, as he finds it necessary to leave for the Yellowstone region early next week. The Democratic convention in the First congressional district met at Owatonna on the 25th ult-, but ad journed without making a nomination. A platform was adopted, but the at tendance was so small that it was de cided to appoint a committee of nine, which committee should be empow ered to make a selection of a candidate sometime before next September. Af ter appointing the said committee the convention adjourned. There is said to be danger of an outbreak by the Indians at the Sisse ton Indian agency, sixty-five miles west of Morris, Stevens county. The incompetence of the Indian agent, a man named Hooper, reaches almost be yond credibility. The Indians have repeatedly caused the matter to be brought to the attention of the au thorities at Washington, but no action has been taken on the part of the gov ernment. The feeling among the In dians is very bitter. Frtim Neighboring Exchanges. From the Benton County Press. Grain never before ripened iu this section as rapidly as it has this year. See that your doors and frittdoWs are securely fastened when you retire for the night as our town is fairly infest ed with hard looking tramps. From the Anoka Union-. Lots of work done in the batvefct fields last Sunday. As high as four dollars a day has been offered in Anoka for men to go in the harvest fields, during the past week. Last Wednesday evening, at Ihe St. Paul mil), the large circular saw. run into apiece of iron on the head block, breaking it .all to pieces, one piece striking a Swede in the back of the neck, causing a severe though not dangerous wound. It was a harrow escape for several employed around the saw. From the Sherburne County Star. Mr. John Thompson, who bad been in the upper part of the county this week, says that a man named Joseph Wilt, in tbe town of May wood, Ben ton county, died under peculiar cir cumstances last week. £te was suf fering from rheumatism, and one of his neighbors gave him a receipt which he assured the debeased wad a sure cure. He procured the medicine, and immediately after taking it, went into convulsions and died He leaves a wife and six small children. Miscellaneous. The man who Wrote "Revolutions never go backwards," never turned a summersault over the tall board of a farm wagon. St. Paul Globe, Minneapolis Dep't. Beecher talks Saturday night On "Waists and burden* 0^ Society.'* He attendingto the waists and leaving the burdens to some other fellow. "I didn't know," said an old lady, as che .'U.'vr-.:.-: ... laid dbtirn her newspaper, "that thieves were so scarce that they had to advertise for 'dm and offer a reward tor their discovery." Scithern, last summer, having hired an attenuated livery stable horse for a. drive, stopped at one of the road side caravatlsarica, and while bis valet was covering the atiimal John Mc Culloch came by. MeCulloch—"Ned, What:do you put that biatiketover your horse for he looks too weak to bear up under it" Sot hern—"Oh 1. that is to keep the wind from blowing the hay out of him." LITtLE jFALL8) LITTLE FALLS, SASH, 8 827 ft $29 LITTLE PALLS TRASSeHPT. LEON HOUDE, DEALER IN PROVISIONS, BOOTS SftOEsS. HATS & CAPS, ^Vasa,ys STORE and his MEAT MAB KET are kept in the sdme buildings IL L, WHITE Wotild announce to the people of Morrisori Cottntf that he is now prepared to furnish ing line a6 Cheap as it can be had at any point north of MINNEAPOLIS. Hum PUBLISHED EVSftt TBtkHDJLV, Terms, $1,50 per Annum. Advertising Rates will, be FinliM Upon Application at this Qftee. DRY GOODS, FLOTJR. cfe PBHIP HARDWARE, And all kinds of Goods kept in a (General Store. VASALY ROUSE, [LATELY NORTHERN TTOTUL.] This com modious Hotel, having neen newly refitted, has beeh opened for guests. They will be madQ to feel entirely at hota thia house. A tompeten hostler is employed* mm, Scroll sawlUtfi And job Work in General, is also dotte* Ail Kinds of Grain Received in Payment at the Market Prico. Pfoinpt Attention Will be Given to Orders by Mail. Factory at Little Elk PXto&<* at Little Falls, Minn. mm & BLINDS, & AND, TN i-Act, Anything in tho Build VALUABli lNVENlM THB WORLD RINOAHID WILSON SEWING MACHINE wtipn* i* ,siw« WimTMrA mm ii S Wlb80N MACHINES eold ln the United .jBtHtdS than the combined, saleg of ali the otheffe The WII30N SESKK sfflssg tsa WILSON SEWING MACHINE C9. it re a I BrdddWftJf Voric New OrleanSy La.}