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The old first Minnesota will hold
a grand re-union at Mankato, June
19th and 20th. The citizens of Man
kato have called a meeting to devise
ways and means for the proper enter
tainment of the boys.
The Park place Hotel, in St Paul,
as totally destroyed by fire last
Saturday night. The fire is supposed
to be the work of an incendiary. The
refrigerator warehouse of Dunn,
Thompson & Co. was also destroyed
the same night.
The Pennsylvania Republican
State convention was held last
Wednesday. Col. Hoyt, of Luzerne
county, who was supported by Don
Cameron's men, was nominated
for Governor. The resolutions adopt
ed are strong on the protective tariff,
but are totally silent as to the ad
It appears that the cold weather
week before last was not wholly con
fined to Minnesota alone, as telegrams
in Chicago papers from nearly one
hundred localities in Illinois, Indiana,
Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa,
show that Minnesota escaped com
paratively unharmed in comparison
with these States.
The Republican Congressional
convention for the third district has
been called to meet at Minneapolis,
July 10th. The. friends of Stewart
were for holding the convention at
a later day, and at some other point
Rifles St. Paul or Minneapolis but
Washburn's friends insisted upon
iioiUmg the convention at an early
day, at Minneapolis, and finally tri
The Northfield Mail suggests
that the ensuing Congressional con
vention in this district should be
called to meet at Faribault. For
our part we think it should be held
at Shakopee, as that city is the most
centrally located in the district, with
railroads leading to it from all parts
of the district. But should objections
be raised to Shakopee on account of
being the home of the present mem^
ber of Congress, we would vote to
hold it at St. Peter, as we think that
it is not right to subject the dele
gates from this end of the district to
go to the other end every time a con
vention is held.
The Potter resolution, for the in
vestigation of the alleged frauds in
Florida, which virtually opens the
presidential question, was finally put
through under the whip and spur
last Friday, by a vote of 145 to 2
the Republicans abstaining from vot
ing. The Republicans offered an
amendment to include Oregon, Mis
sissippi, South Carolina and other
States, where i| was known that
Democratic frauds had been commit
ted, but under a ruling of Speaker
Randall it was not even entertained.
The Republicans are justly indig
nant at this arbitrary and unprece
dented action of the House, and the
Republican Congressional Commit
tee has issued the following address:
Tothe voters of the United States: TheDemocratic I
tionieofrepresentatives hasto-day, by a party vot I
adopted a resolution which, under the pretence of
an investigation, is to lay the foundation for the re
volutionary expulsion of the president from his
office. This is the culmination of a plot which has
lieen on foot from the day that Hayes and Wheeler
Vere constitutionally declared elected. It made its
first public appearance in the resolution of the last
Democratic house adopted at the ciose of the session,
declaring that Tilden and Hendricks were elected.
Tildenand Hendricks subsequently made similar
public declarations themselves. A few timid mem
bers have long held back, aud some of them, after
being coerced to a final vote, still pneteudthat they
will holler as soon as their partial and one-sided in
vestigation shall be ended. In other words, they in
tend, after hearing suborned evidence, to bring in
a verdict that Hayes is a usurper, and that lie snail
not remain in office. These men have no control in
the Democratic party. They dared not even follow
Alexander H. Stephens as a unit against caucus
dictation to the extent of showing some semblence
f fair play. They will be important in the future,
as they have been in the past. Moreover it is diffi
cult to helieve in their sincirity in view ofthe public
avowal oftheir party.that it is the purpose, if pos
sible, to displace the president. It is a matter of
Distory that the resolution adopted was framed to
effect this object. The speaker of the housewas con
salted in advance as to "whether he would rule that
itWB8 a privileged question. The party managers
wereanxious to
If possible. In this they were defeated by the speak
er, who would not rule it a question of privelege,
unless it clearly assailed the title of the president.
The resolution being offered, he read a carefully
prepared opinion, deciding it to be a question of
the highest privilege, because it involved the ques
tion of the .validity of Hayes' title. Here are his
word* A higher privilege than the one here in
volved, and broadly, directly presented as to the
rightful occupancy of the chief executive chair of
ttie government, and the connection of high govern
ment officials with thefrands alleged the chprls un
able to conceive. The chair finds in the-questidns
of privilege set down in the manual the following:
Election of president. The chair/therefore rules
tfeat the preamble andTesolntion einbrace questions
at privilege of the.highest character, and recogni-
zes the right of the gentleman from New York to
offer the bame. Upon this the Republicans com.
menced a struggle against the revolutionary scheme
which after five days dnration has terminated in
success of the conspirators. The Republicans of
fered to favor the fullest investigation into all al
leged frauds by whatever party charged to have
been committed, but the "Democracy pursued its
course shamelessly and relentlessly and stifled all
inquiry into attempts at bribery in Oregon, South
Carolina and Louisiana and murder of violence in
several of these Sates. Neither amendment nor de
bate was allowed. The inexorable "previous ques
tion" v\ as applied and inforced. This scheme,* if
pursued and it is now fully inaugurated, can only
have the effect of further paralizing business of all
kinds, preventing the restoration of confidence,
which seemed so promising, casting a
and bringing our nation into reproach before the
civilized world. The pence of the country is the
first consideration of patriots. The new effort of
the Democracy to inaugurate anarchy and a Mexi
can style of government, by throwing doubts on the
legitimacy of the title of the president is in keeping
with the records of that party, one wing of which
rebelled against the government while the other
wing gave them aid and comfort. We call, there
fore, upon all who opposed the rebellion of 1861,
without distinction of party, to rally again to the
support of law, order and State government, and
to overhel with defeat the reckless agitators who,
to gain political power would add to the present
distresses of the the country by shaking the founda
tion of the government they failed in a four years
war to destroy, By unanimous order of the com
mittee. Eugene Hale, chairman G. C. Gorhain,
The Washington correspondent of
the St. Paul Dispatch, having inter
viewed our delegation inCongress,has
this to say in regard to our member,
Major Strait:
"I found the gentleman in about the same fix as
Mr. Dunnell. If he has a desire to return he feels a
delicacy in expressing that desire after having been
three times honored with the suffrages of his con
stituents. At the beginning of this year IJhave no
doubt that he really desired to retire from Congress
at the end of this term, as he realized that personal
attention to his business interest would be for his
profit, and as for honors he felt he had his share.
But as his many friends have expressed their un
willingness to have him retire from public life, I
judge he would not be unwilling to serve another
terhi, but I am convinced he will enter into no con
test for the nomination. Like Mr. Dnnnell, he, too,
has a record, and if that record cannot electioneer
for him, no electioneering will ba done. Take it all
in all, notwithstanding its many unpleasantnesses
and unthankful labors, Strait likes his work, and
as he becomes conscious of his increasing power,
would naturally like to exercise that power. From
his talk I guess he means just to let things drift
along, and certainly they seem to be all drifting in
his direction, as if he were at home, judging the
movement of the waters,
Strait cannot be called a political member, and
fortunate for his district he is not. Political members
we imperatively need, but such leaders awaken
more or less of personal opposition, and therefore
are not so successful in securing needed local leg
islation as men like Strait, who being ever ready to
oblige others always find a host ready to oblige
them. Everybody knows Strait and everybody
likes him, and consequently there are few men in
that House more successful than lie in carrying pri
vate and local measures to success.
We need to remember in off years the Second
District is very uncertain. It is clearly a republi
can district if you can bring out the full vote, but
1874 showed how hard a task that is to accomplish,
and Cox would have then beaten any other man
than Strait. And if in the off years the democrats
put up
who will arouse his party in Scott county and other
democratic strongholds to their full energy, the
party may need Strait far more than he will need
it. On the next House great responsibilities will
fall. If we carry the country for President in 1880,
double electoral returns will be presented, and if
the House shall then be democratic as the Senate
will certainly be, we will be cheated out of the
Presidency. By straining every nerve we can se
cure a republican Houfce, and because the Second
District is so uncertain, and because Strait is con
fessedly our strongest candidate for the. district, I
hope he will be nominated by acclamation."
Another correspondent of the Lake
City Leader says:
"During Strait's first term in Congress he had but
little power on the floor, but now you often find
him introducing and advocating measures. And
nearly always he can get the ear of the House, be
cause by length of his life in Congress he is the
senior Republican head of his committee. Very
much of that legislation most valuable to localities
is pushed through during the last forty-eight hours
of the session. Let a stranger go into that "Con
gressional beargarden" then, and he would call it
"confusion worse confounded, but there is a method
in the madness, and when the smoke has cleared
away on reading the record you find the veteran,
Mr. A. has secured what his constituents desired,
and the novice, Mr. B., has done little or nothihg.
You ask the new member why he could not suc
ceed as well as the old one, and he will tell you his
inexperience made him weak. Don't substitute a
new member for an old one.- No heavier blow at
our local interests can be struck than by sending
three new men to the next Congress."
LONDON, May 20.A Vienne cor
respondent telegraphs the conciliato
ry disposition in St. Petersburg was
maintained to the end of Count
SchouvalofPs visit, despite efforts to
the contrary, and the struggle,* po
litical and personal, which has been
going on for the last week in St.
Petersburg, was decided in favor of
Count Schouvaloff. He is said to
have waited for an attack, but at
the first interview with the emperor
he assailed the treaty of San Stefano
and its framers boldly and frankly.
The impression produced on the
szar's mind is reported to have been
so deep that no efforts of his adver
saries could weaken it. The effect
of the count's communication about
the extent of the concessions- which
in his opinion must be made, if war
with England was to be avoided,
was startling indeed, and found ex
pression in the first reports as to the
English demands being deemed, ex
orbitant, and at the same time so
little precise as to not offer sufficient
basis for negotiation. This phase,
however passed away, and now there
can scarcely be a doubt that Count
Schouvaloff goes back to London em
powered to make concessions in ac
cordance with the British point of
view. Nay, more, as is believed in
St. Petersburg, to offer great conces
sions. It will, however, be impos
sible to judge whether Schouvaloff
success is apparent or real until he
arrives in London.
The South's Little Bill.
The New York Tribune.
The South's little bill against the
National Treasury is so big that
San Praneisco Chronicle.l
The recovery of $47,000 in trea
sure from the wreck of the steamer
City of San Francisco is one of the
most daring feats ever recorded in
history of work below the surface
of the sea. After three attempts by
as many different expeditions, fitted
out for the purpose had been aban
doned as hopeless, it seemed more
like a cracy piece of bravado than a
cool business object to go to the ex
pense of another trial. Yet a fur
ther trial was made, and it has
proved successfull enough to hand
somely remunerate the stout heart
ed adventurers who planned it. The
divers who crawled in and out be
tween the beams and debris of the
sunken wreck in muddy, swashing
water weighted down with their di
ving armor and liable at any mo
ment to be inextricably entangled,
literally took their lives in their
hands. The glittering bars which
they brought home with them and
the reports of those who previously
failed, substantiate the accuracy of
their statements of the perils en
countered. They have a further trial
to undergo in the shape of a salvage
suit, and it is to be hoped that courts
and lawyers will not treat them
with less consideration than did the
sharks off the Mexican coast.
Children cry for Dr. Marshall'sLurig
Syrup. It is the most pleasant prepar
ation for Coughs and Colds known, and
perfectly harmless. Price 25 cents a
bottle. Sold by Jos. Bobleter.
Til &W&*
in &*
have had to give it in sections. The
first two installments included no
private claims and consisted solely of
bills ior public improvements. The
total sum asked for by the bills of
this character which were introduced
between the middle of last October
and the middle of March, was $192,-
000,000, estimates of amounts,
where they were unavoidable, being
invariably moderate. To this we
add to-day another item of the little
billthat of private claims intro
duced during the same time. In es
timating the amount asked for in
those bills which do not name the
figure of the claim, a very low aver
age has been taken, so low as doubt
less to be considerately under the
truth. But with these estimates, the
sum demanded by these bills is more
than $10,000,000, putting the whole
demand made by the South during
five months of the session at $202,-
000,000 at the very least. But, as
is stated elsewhere an attorney for a
large number of Southern claimants,
who would be the last man in the
world to frighten the country with
too alarming an array of his clients'
expectations, has shown that three
large classes of private claims, now
before Congress,amount to $117,000,
000, making the grand total prob
ably at least $300,000,000. Perhaps
these are figures enough for tax-pay
ers to feed on, but one. more sugges
tion of the size of the Southern appe
tite will do no harm. The House
Committee^on War Claims has had
under consideration a bill referring
all war claims to the Southern Claims
Commission. Under this bill it was
stated in our Washington dispatch
es, some weeks since, that twenty
five thousand seperate claims would
be referred to that Commission. On
ly two thousand of this number are
before Congress, all the rest are be
fore different departments of the
Government, 12,000 being before
the Quartermaster-General's office a
lone. No doubt a vast proportion
of these claims are from Southern
or border States. Who will, dare
guess how many million dollars they
call for?
\,U^ ft V' o/r *s*j!i&S^^
Does this Refer to W. F. Smith?
Ottowa correspondence to St. Peter Tribune.^,'
OTTOWA, May 13th, 1878.On Last
Wednesday a rather funny affair oc
curred in this place. As near as we
can get at the particulars, a lawyer of
Sleepy Eye sold some land to a certain
party from Iowa, and it came to pass,
that the man from Iowa found that
the lawyer had no right or title to said
land, or, in other words, this man from
Iowa was a stranger and the lawyer
"took him in," to what tune we are
not informed,some say 8300 and some
say SI, 500, but no difference. This
lawyer retreated from Sleepy Eye, and
did not allow his eye to get sleepy un
til he got to Ottowa. It appears that
the man from Iowa was on the- train
lookingfor this limb of the law* and on
looking out ofthe car window, saw said
lawyer standing in the door of the ho
tel. The man stepped out of the car
and started for the hotel, revolver in
hand, (some said he had two) but the
lawyer saw him coming and he went
through the back yard, and the man
from Iowa thought he ran into the
barn, and held his revolver while some
one moved the hay, but the lawyer was
hid in a stone quarry near by. N"ow
this lawyer was anxiousto retreat, but
like all good generals he was anxious
to withdraw his forces without suffer
ing an attack in the rear. Lawyers
hate an attack of that kind, so while
they were turning the hay over in the
barn,ithe disciple ofBlackstone thought
he would make hay while the sun was
shining,and''quietly folded his tent and
stole away, that he might sell him land
another day." The last seen of this
lawyer, he-was going up the river on
more than double quick time. As he
went dodging through the brush he
was doubled up like a jack-knive, and
a good sized dinner plate would have
covered all that part of his person ex
posed to bullets in the rear. Sorry
can't give you full particulars, buf
since we became a granger and got clo
ver seed in our eye, we can't take time
to look up items.
Iberia Gleanings.
IBERIA, MAY 11th, 1878.
Editor Review:
Iberia is in mourning! Her Bible
Class is dead. After a brief existence
of five weeks it quitly passed away,
but its friends are consoled with the
thoughts that, short as its life was, it
done more good than the minister who
crushed out its life. That minister's
hearers are fnowimore numerous than
ever. The last time he was here he had
weight hearers, an increase of one over
the Sabbath before.
v..'T is thought that the man w#o ate
27 eggs on Easter, may recover. Don't
say anything about it, but Thomas A.
Wilson, of Albion, has done it. Keep
quiet or,theboys may "shiveree."
1 Some of the boys of the Iberia B. B.
Club got on their dignity during a
game the other day, and quite a time
ensued. After calling one another
names for a time, peace settled over
them and they trod the homeward road.
One of the players claimed the right to
the bat, while others maintained that
he was wrong. He saw his mistake
but not in time to avert the trouble.
The boys are good fellows for all that.
The Albion B. B. Club is now in
running order. They have choosen first
nine, with Ad. Lent for captain. Good
luck to you, boys. ^'X.'
James Rhamy, our singing master,
picture man, ect., has quietly "slid"
for parts xinknown, leaving his family
behind. May he be successful in sel
ling those pictures that don't belong to
him. He borrowed a few from his
friends, for the occasion. (SPY.)
aGAn Astonishing Fact. #&*
A large proportion of- the American
people are to-day dying from the effects
of Dyspepsia or disordered liver. The,
result of these diseases upon the mas
ses of intelligent and valuable people
is most alarming, making life actually
aburdeninstead of a pleasant existence
of enjoyment and usefulness as it ought
to be. There is no good reason for
this, if you will only throw aside pre
judice and skepticism, take the advice
of Druggists and your friends, and try
one bottle of Green's August Flower.
Your speedy relief is certain. Millions
of bottles of this medicine have beet
given away to try its virtues, with
satisfactory results in every case. You.
can buy a sample' bottle for 10 cents to
try. Threedoses willrelieve the worst
case. Positively sold by Jos. Bobleter
and all Druggists on
-*JJ?&'I i's
Coughs, Colds, Sor-j Throat, Asthma,
Bronchitis, and all diseases of the
Lungs aud Chest are readily cured by
Dr. Marshall's Lung Syrup, a remedy
which never fails to give satisfaction,
onl.v 25 conts. Sol by Jos. Bobleter.
Iberia Correspondence.
Wi-w* ,.y$ _______ fc'- -MJ?v Jv*
IBERIA, May loth, 1878.
Editor Review.We are having stirring times la
this quarter of the globe. In a place called Albion
there is a white school houseprobably about sir,gt.r
miles from Iberia proper. This building stands out
quite prominently on the prairie, isolated, like an $/
oases in a desert. Our Methodist brethern had a
large Sabbath School at this point, which.essembled
every Sunday afternoon, and made quite a respect
able appearance. Things were moving on harmo
niously until quite recently, when a good Baptist "9
brother had a special revelation that he mutt go
and undenominationalize the school and convert it
into what is called a union cocern. How this new
dispensation succeeded, we will let yon know-.
This brother prepares a speech, full of union, show
ing up the question of liberty and union in a bold
light, and pressed it home with power and effect*
The result of this was the disorganisation of the
school and the organization of a union one. The
Methodist element was divided and part went into
the new administration. The other part stands off
and kicks quite lively. It is easy to determine what
the result will be. It will be(the complete breaking
up of the organization. I am informed. that the
arties are equally divided. One section is headed
.anery, impetuous sort of a fellow who is pres
sing the opposition with bitter zeal, and means rule
or ruin, and the other is environed by as radical a
spirit, and means business. Our union brother
says he is preparing another speech which he is
confident will tranquilize the disordered elements,
and our enthusiastic Methodist friend says if he
comes to Albion to deliver it, he will make it hot
for him. This is anew thing for us, and is already
producing a marked influence on the community
at large. There was really no justification for or
a Union-school, as the Methodists had a
ourishing organization which answered all prac- -$
tical purposes.
At Iberia, our friend Dungan has been elected
superintendent of our school. He is a cool, collect,
ed fellow, not easily disturbed, and I have no doubt
will suppress any tendency to insubordination
should it arise.
We had a curious sermon from our erratic broth
er a couple ofSundays ago. I doubt whether such
sermons are productive of benefit. Am certain that
they produce no good impressions. If boy babies
are to haye the preference over girl babies, it would
sound better coming from the mouth of a medical
man than from the pulpit. It seems to me that our
friend transcended his perogatives. Our young
people think so.
One of our young ladies inquires how a person
feels when she is in love? Wants to know if she
must have the same feeling for a feller that she has
for her poodle-dog. Says she, "I know I love my
poodle-dog aud my little baby sister, and if I could
experience the same feeling for that feller that
loves me, I would marry him post haste." Think
she had better wait awhile until she is. cap.
able ofcomprehending the difference between pup.
py love and the the thing itself.
Our girls have.inaugurated anew style of kissing:
It-is kissing through a veil. "Strained sweetness," ,t
bejabers, says Mike.
One thing we can say of Iberia that she is down
on monopolies and sectarianism. We have one
man in our town who claims to be largely liberal,
and like all men who boast of liberal ideas, a most
intolerant sectarist. Very unlike Sleepy Eye, which, -7
swings between liberalism On the one hand and the
bigotry of centralization on the other. JosUh.
1 (Special correspondence.)
MAY 11th 1878.
Editor REVIEW:It is a little curious how news
does accumulate in this country. I had no idea that
our little town was so prolific in the iiews line. It
is the town board one week, the school master the
next, the Flat Rock singing school, the weather,
the crops, Aunt Sully, Scrobs, Posted, stage drivers,
and a little of everything comes in for a share. I
find there is a great difference in folks in noticing
things. Being a rather reticent fellow, and yet, of
an observing mind, and tenacious memory, I desire
to communicate something additional to the sen.
sations of our burg. Last Sunday morning, you ma
remember, was a very fine day, all nature was
aglow. A solitary individual might have been seen
wending his way in a sort o'f pensive mood to
church. Once in awhile he might have been heard
to utter enthusiastic ejaculations about the weath
er, flowers, churches, creed &c. As he came out of
church he might have been heard to soliloquize
thus: "What a novel service! So strange a cere
mony I never saw before It was after all impres
sive and full of significance: Different churches
have different ways of doing things." Ludicrous
as the service might appear to a profane person, I
am not disposed to question the sincerity of a per
son's religious opinion and criticise it in a cap
tuous spirit.' It was indeed invested with signiflc
ance. Coming suddenly upon the speaker, I broke
in upon his soliloquy and exclaimed: "What is the
matter?"He answered"nothing!"I was only thinking
what curious ideas people have. The services I wit
nessed this morning at the Hall, has awakened my
imagination, and set me to thinking. It is stamped
on my brain forever. I was thinking it might be
introduced into general practice among all the de
nominations and subserve a good purpose." "What
do you refer to?" I said, "Why the practice of thi
ordinance ordained by revelationwashing each
others feet." I say it was new to me. One man.
said tome that it was the outgrowth of Medherval
Ages. Another said it dates back to old testament,,
times. So people's mind differ. Another man said
that he could oppose no valid objection to its prac
is dis.
tices. It is not well to be to critical. A
who has broad views of the world's history i
posed to be liberal. My habits of scientific obser
vation leads me to this conclusion: The ordinance
is not questionable and even divested of its sacred
import might be practiced as a family rite with
heathful effect. We reccommend it as a remedial
agent of transcendent importance. One woman
am informed walked three miles barefoot one Sun-'
day morning who is heartily in sympathy with the
ideas advanced above. She says it is healthful
family discipline, and is glad that it is practiced aa
a religious ordinance. "As people become devel
oped says she, "it will gointo general use."
The school master is on therampage. Heis organiz
ing his forces to capture the town board. He claim*
that he has sovereign power over them, and will'
follow them to the last mile stone, if need be. The
advents are holding a series of lectures at the whit
school house, west of here, and the meetings are
well attended. Their prophesy is of no private in-fej
terpretation, but is open. We hope our people will gi
study'"Daniel in the lions den."
I am informed that our champion bear runner^,
feels proud of his exploit. He-will be persuaded
to write np his adventure and give it to the world, ff
Let us have it!. He is a man ofdiscriminating obser-'
vation and full of imagination. He can follow an
Indian trail or scalp a pale face. Annt Silly be-.^,
lieves in visions. She is reading up Daniel. What-^
ever distrust she may haveformerly indulged in re- &
gard to visionshas vanished,and she nolonger rant^
them among impostures and superstitions. Scrobs|M
islventing his pedagogic displeasure upon the folly a*,
of visions, and turning his attention to organ grind-Sj
ing. Wont we have music when he ttartsout after?
the town board? (One of the Boys.) k.
The undersigned, living in the town
of Home, one mile from Sleepy Eye,
has taken up one white mare. The!*:
owner is requested to come and ct&Bag^.,
the same and pay costs. For fjwfl|M|p
particulars address, ?$0?&ml
Sleepy Eye P. O. Brd$n Co., Mirtu

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