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AS BOBELErETER, Proprietor. 3NEWULM MINNESOTA CURRENT TOPICS. A Nebraska man asks people to believe that his dog deliberately walked in front of a railroad train, laid ita head on the rail. and was killed, because of sorrow for the death of a child for whom it had shown a strong attachment. Warden Craig, cf the Iowa Fort Madi son Penitentiary, got in his work for the snug little sum of $200 000, that i* known of, and the State is so much the loser. He ought to be named the Iowa Tweed. The way in which Major Bernard en couraged his men to charge upon the hos tile Bannocksby threatening to shoot them if they ran awayrecalls a recent incident in China. A Chinese General was sent with an army against a force of insurgents who had repeatedly vanquish ed the imperial troops. When his forces went into battle, tee General, a man of ferocious aspect and gigantic stature, sta tioned himself in the rear with a big club. He knocked down fugitive after fugitive, and swung his club with such effect that his frightened soldiers conclud ed that they would be safer in the front, and made a headlong and successful charge upon the enemy. In the Amer ican army, the Chinese method of encour aging soldiers is a novelty. Col. Forney in one of his late letters from Paris makes the following compari son between the habits of the populace in London and the French capital: "On the subject of dissipation, there is a wide distinction between tne working classes of London and Paris. In London the gin shop is the resort of men, women and children. There are no such dens in Pans. I went out a few days ago to eat some American waffles at a little French cale. It was in a crowded French quarter, where the work people lived an^ labored, and both the cafe and customers were as clean an orderly as if they had been on the Boulevard Italien. The streets, and the gardens are the resorts of the Paris .poor in good, and the cafes never, even in bad weather and I noticed when I sat in the little restaurant I refer to, that those who came to buy refreshments always took light wines, and that there were no women patrons at the bar. In 1833 Stevens T. Mason wa^ Governo of Michigan. His beautilul and accom plished sister, Emily, presided over his 'household. During this time Gen. Cass' only son.Lewis Cass, Jr was a student at West Point, and during his vacations was much in the society of Miss Mason. He was smitten by her beauty and accom .plisments but never summoned the cour age to propose. Her fattier died suddenly and she returned to her home in Virginia. During the war of the rebillion most of her property was lost, and after the war she took up her abode in Paris. Many years before this Major Cass had estab lished himself in the French capital. The two met, and the concealed patsion of former ypars was rekindled and the Major proposed, but she said she had re solved never to marry. He asked her to do him the honoi of granting him her friendship. Then until his death, she was his companion in that friendship in which the French in the decline ol life know so well how to associate, and he dying suddenly, she closed his eyes and cok charge of his i emams. He bequethed his will $6\000 to Miss Mason, and made her the joint executrix of the testa ment. The colossal fortune ot the late A T. Stewait, it is alleged is *ast melting awayi This is owing to the lack ot sense and bad management of Judge Hilton who was rendered top-heavy by Stewart's bequest of a million of dollars, and by being assigned to the position of head manager of the great establishment. He needlessly and foolishly, with pomp ous superciliousness insulted the Jews at Saratoga, causing the entire Hebrew race in this country to withdraw their large and very valuable patronage from the wholesale establishment. And now, on assigning a reason for closing the vaunt ted "Woman's Hotel," he grossly offers an insult to universal womanhood, and the high spirited ladies of New York, and the cotfntrv are withdrawing their custom from the great retail store. The Park Hotel (formerly the W man's Ho stel) is now losing from three to four hun -dred dollars a day, and will soon have to be closed, as it will be a less loss to let it. stand yacant. The retail establish ment is running down and it is now said ithe large building will before long be .divided Up by partitions and rented as separate stores. Evidently the signs of the times indicate a breaking up of the grand establishment, and the general and rapid depletion' of the great estate. THE WORLD'S DOINGS. CRIMES AND CRIMINALS. Two incendiary fires occurred in St. ul, Minn., on the night of July 6th. An incendiarv fire in Minneapolis, Minn., on the 6th inst., destroyed a tenement block. George Fulser treasurer of Stark county, has absconded, defaulting to the amount of $60,000. An incendiary fire July 3d destroyed a large portion of the town of Boggs, Butte cuonty, California. Robert Carter, an American merchant in Paris, whose body was found in the Seine last week, committed suicide in consequence of ill health. M. Davis, postmaster at Cody, Wis., is under arrest for using some 4,600 three cent postage stamps to pay personal debts to a firm in St. Paul, Minn. A man was arrested at Madison Wis. some time ago, believed to be Frank Conway of Elysian, Minn., for passing counterfeit money. He has just served a term in Still water prison. George Fessler, the thieving treasurer of Stark, Ohio, reached Carton,the county seat July 5th, under arrest. He had in his posses sion over $26,000 of the stolen money. Fessler is completely broke down, and very weak. Wuliam J. Abrams, who was convicted with the notorious Mrs. Clem, for the murder of Jacob Young and wife in 1867, and who has been in the Indiana State prison serving out a life sentence, has been pardoned by the Governor. An attempt was made at Sweetsburg, Quebec, on the evenine of July 3d to assassi-, nate Edward H. Goff, president of the Boston Montreal & Portland rail road. He was fired upon through the window of his library but was uninjured. A fisticuff resulting in black eyes and bloody noses occurred between two members of the reportorial force of the Pekin, HI. Press. The court fined the assailant $3.00 and cost, and then fined the assailed $3.00 and cost because he did not batter the facial territory of the assailant worse, as he deserved it. A righteous judge. CASUALTIES. Two small fires occurred in Milwaukee on Tuesday, the 9th inst. The main building of the county in firmary at Columbus, O., was burned. All of the 260 inmates escaped. Rev August J. McConomy 15 years chancellor of the deocese of Philadephia died in that citj Sunday afternoon, July 7th. The residence of the late J. W. Ed munds, Newton Center, Mass., was destroyed by Are July 6th. Loss $35,000, fully insured At Memphis, Tenn., on the evening of July 4th, Major Will O.Woodson, agent of the associated press was run over by a street railway car and was so injured that he died soon after David Trumbull and Charles M. Cain were both drowned in New London, Conn., harbor, in attempting to rescue a child from drowning. The child was saved by other parties. The Galveston News special from Queen CMy, Texas, gives an account of a saw mill boiler explosion by which three men were killed and another wounded. The killed men were thrown thirty feet away. A Buffalo, N Y. dispatch of June 27th gives the account of a collision between two vessels the St. Andrews and Peshtigo. Both vessels sank in nine minutes, in water 120 feet deep. Both crews were saved by the small boats. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. The Queen of Spain died Wednesday, June 26. The celebrated Dr. James C. Ayer, died at Winchendon, Mass., July 3d. Associate Justice Miller is recoveiing from his recent dangerous illness. Giles W. Hatchkiss, ex-member of con gress, died at Binghampton, N. ST., July 5th. Georga S. Appleton, ot the New York publishing house of D. Appletoa & Co. died of paralysis of the brain, the 8th inst. John A. McDowell has been appointed superintendent of construction of the Chicago custom house. is a brother of Gen. Mc Dowel l. The Governor of Illinois has appointed David J. Baker of Cario, to fill the \acancy on the Supreme Court bench, caused by the death of Judge Breesc. Augustus M., Jackson editor of the Ledqer-JStandard, at New Albany, Ind., died on the 6th inst., aged 57 years. He had been an editor 38 years, and had conducted the Ledger-Standard 20 years. Clarkson N. Potter, chairman of the in vestigating committee, has written in reply to Secretary Sherman's letter, conditionally promising to admit before the committee the witnesses desired by Secietarv Sherman. The Democrats of Ohio had their State convention Wednesday, June 26th. The platform reaffirms their former principles approved of the Potter committee investigate, but declares the decision of the electoral commission affirming the title of Hayes to the Presidency a finality. A Luxemburg dispatch of July 5th savs, a duel with swords was fought July 4th on the frontier between Jcrres Cacedo, minister to Belgium from Sau Salvador, and Medina min ister from Guatemala, resulting in the slight wounding'in the shoulder of the San Salve doran representative. Representative Springer says the Pot ter committee will not require more than two weeks to conclude the examination at Washington, when the work will be transfer, red to New Orleans. All the papers will be bent there. SenatorKellogg will testify at Washington, and there are several more witnesses in the Florida case. MI8CXUJIJ4U*J20U8 In Montreal, the Citizens Mutual Build ing Society has gone into,liquidation. In Bethlehem, New ,York, Hon. G. Sinclair has failed. Liabilities $10,000 assets nothing. The firm of Scott & Co Canal streot New York, have assigned. Liabilities $225,- 000 nominal assets $247,000 real assets $140,- 00. Thirty-two officers of the regular army have been placed on the retired list, by rea son of age, and disabilities. Last week a Montreal firm exported from that city by European steamers 10,000 boxes of cheese from Chicago, Wisconsin, and Cincinnati. The Americans at Geneva, Switzerland, had a dinner and ball July 4th. A party from Chamaunhr hoisted the American flag on the summit ofMuont|Blanc. The London Times of July 9th says: The expectation that money will be cheap, tends to induce brisk speculations to come forward, and the upward movement may be renewed. Many new loans are talked about. The IT. S. Navy Department, notwith standing the eight hour law, offer to me chanics who elect to work ten hours a propo tionate increase of pay. Attorney Gen eral Devens says this is h* accordance with the law. A Constantinople talegram of July 5th says,the British consuler agent has just re turned from his mission to inquire as to the means necessary for relieving 27,000 destitute refugees in the Rudephe mountains. He re ports that influential Turks in that district have offered to enlist, if required, 30,000 men for the English service. W- H. Vanderbilt has obtained control of the Michigan Central railroad. The offi cers of the road-now are: President, W. Vanderbilt (Treasurer, Cornelius Vanderbilt, (son of the President) Secretary, E. D. Wor cester executive committee, W. H. Vander bilt, Augustus Sched, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Samuel F. Boryer. Receipts from customs and internal revenue for the first eight days of July, 1878, as compared with the same period for 1877 show the following satisfactory increase: Cus toms for 1878, $21,258,68 for 1877, $16,939,89. Internal revenue for 1878, $25,485,08 for 1877, $23,328,44. The proposal to have a railroad track across the new Fort Snelling bridge, is found to be inpracticable. With a railroad track the bridge would cost $181,000. A wagon road bridge only will be constructed. The bridge commission have sent a special agent to West Point and Washington with plans to get the approval of Gen. Terry and the Secretary of War, so as to advertise for proposals, and get the bridge under way as soon as possible. A positive order has been received from the secretary of war directing the removal of the army headquarters from St. Paul to Fort Snelling by July 1st. At all events, said the order, no rent will be paid by the government after that date. This order is issued under the law requiring army headquaiters to be at mil itary posts, and it embraces Gen. Hancock's department of the Atlantic, and removes him from New York city to Governor's island in the harbor. Louisville headquaiters go to Newport barracks, Omaha,to Omaha barracks, etc. A Poitland dispatch says it is the be lief of old residents in Eastern Oregon that all the Indians in that section are disaffected, and that they will be ready on slight provo cation to take up arms against the whites. Even the Warm Spring Indians, who have heretofore been strong friends of the govern ment, and who have on several occasions rendered efficient service against the murder ous tribes of their own race, refuse to join their forces against the Bannocks, and it is thought that a large party of them will join the hostilcs. It begins to look as if the Indi ans intend to do their worst this summer. THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. Investigating the Klection r 1876 Under the Potter ResolutionJamrs E Anderson and. Secretary Sherman on the Stand. WEDNESDAY, July 3 Emile L. Weber testified before the Potter committee that in conversation i\ ith Senator Sheiman witness was assured that if his brother should stand by the President he would be protected. Two or three days after his brother showed him the Sheiman letter, and told him Sherman gave it to him. Witness had the Sherman let ter in his hand. It was written on double sheet note paper. Witness said it was ai rang ed before election by Kellogg, Thomas C. An derson and Packard to secure affidavits of in timidation in the parishes of East and West Feliciana for the purpose of throwing out those parishes. Witness testified farther as to the examination of the Sherman letter, and its destruction about the action of Mrs. Jenks, Mrs Dan Weber and her brother about Eliza Pinkston, snd other matters, aver ring that Mis Jenks had told Mrs. Weber the Sherman letter was worth a thousand dollars, and said she would pay her a good prifee for it. Mrs. Jenks did not intimate to Miw Web er that she had any thing to do with the au thorship of the letter, but always spoke of it as a letter written by John Sherman, assur ing Weber and Anderson positions in the ad ministration. Witness produced letteisfrom several parties, and his further examination was postponed, and he was ordeied to appear befoiethe sub-committee at JSew Orleans. The committee adjourned to July 10th. MONDAY, Jujy 8.The Potter sub-com mittee had a session at New Orleans, Mon day July 8 th and witnesses were examined. But nothing of importance was elicited, ex cepting: to bring outtin bolder relief the crookedness of Louisiana political action. It was shown that in 1872 indictments had been found against Thomas H. Jenks for embezzle ment, and had been nollied, and the records do not show that any warrant had been issued for Jenks, and he may not have known of the indictment. No evidence of an indictment against T. B. Jenks was found. A Important Aid for Farmers. 1"-%-/*1 [Stillwater Lumberman.] Happening in at the office of Seymour, Sabin, Co., Wednesday morning, our at tention was called to the number of orders received by mail that morning, for Min nesota Chief Threshers. Single orders came for ten machines there were two for two each. The entire number of machines ordered amounted to thirty, and the orders were all from Minnesota and Iowa, except two. This led to inquiries as to the busi ness of the firm, and we gathered some facts that may be of interest to our readers. EXTENT OF THE BUSINESS. On the day before our call there had been shipped 15 machines, and the entire number shipped this season, up to that hour, had been 424, while 8 more were then ready for the cars, making the season's shipments, up to Wednesday night, 432. The number of sales this season has been something over 600 machines, about 175 orders remaining yet to be filled. No business day of late has brought orders for less than 15 machines, and the selling season has just fairly open ed. The prospect now is that three, and per haps four machines will be wanted by agents for every one that can possibly be supplied, f** MERITS OF THE MINNESOTA CHIEF, jr The letter files of the firm give conclusive evidence that the Minnesota Chief sells on on its merits to a remarkable degree. In places where single machines are once in operation, there is at once a demand for more. In sections where the Minnesota Chief is introduced, agents almost invariably report that the representatives of other threshing machine firms are cutting down on prices, and still the Chief sells steadily and much more rapidly than it can be sup plied. The Stillwater firm is now building more thieshers than any other house in the country save one. Sales are rapid in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Texas, and Kansas. In the last State it is believed that the number of the Minnesota Chiefs sold is more than double the number of sales of any other thresher, and if all orders could be filled the sale of the Chief would be greater than the sales of all other machines, introduced in the State, combined. The Minnesota Chief is already an established favorite with farmers who have seen it in Oregon, and the foundation of a large business has been laid there. Proposals have been made to the firm, by a New York house, looking to the introduc tion of the Minnesota Chief in New Zealand and Australia, and arrangements for the first shipment will probably be closed ere this article reaches the eye of the reader. Busi ness with those distant markets will be done entirely on a cash basis. Reports from Texas, Illinois, Kentucky, and all winter wheat regions where the thresher is now in operation, indicate that the demand another year will be far in excess of the demand the present season, and the shrewdest may well hesitate before fixing a limit for the futme growth of the business of manufacturing the Minnesota Chief. PAST GBOWTH. The record of the past few years shows conclusively how satisfactory the Chief has proved in operation. In 1875 there were manufactured 5 machines. The next year 125 were made. In 1877 the number reach ed 312. It was intended to double that number this year, but the pressure of de mand will compell the firm to do much more than that, and even then a majority of ap plicants will be obliged to wait. The firm will, however, fill all orders that it con tiacts to fill, and all twho are promised threshers by responsible representatives of the concern will get them. The growth of business based on the merit of the thresher has been fostered by such judicious manage ment as insures the future. Budget ol J- oreigii ews. BATOUM A FREE POBT. BEBLIN, July 7.Gortschakoff declared, at the opening of Saturday's sitting of the congress, that the czar, as proof of his desire to satisfy all legitimate interests, had re solved to make Batoum a free port. Lord Beaconsfield announced that England could not but be satisfied with England's reassur ing resolve. Lord Salisbury warmly advocated the claims of the Lagis to be protected from an nexation. Private negotiations are now proceeding on this subject, Russia objecting to have a warlike independent people in the immediate neighborhood of her new posses sions. There are also some slight difficulties in regard to the dismantlement of the fortifica tions. Eussia claiming that some of them aie natural features of the ground. NOBELING. Dr. Nobeling is sufficiently recovered to be several times examined. It is still doubtful whether he will survive his injuries. He says he plotted the crime alone, but communicated bis intentions to some ac quaintances who did not oppose it. His present statement is believed. DISASTBOUS FIBE. LONDON, July 8. A dispatch from Calcut ta reports that 4,700 houses have been de stroyed by fire in Mandaloy. SOHOTTVAIiOFE1 S CHANGE. LONDON, July 7.It is declared in Russian circles that the prospect of Count Schouva loff succeeding Prince Gortschakoff depends upon the count's ability to ingratiate a policy aiming at an English alliance. POSTPONED. VIENNA, July 7.The occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been postponed till August to give time for the restoration of railways and for the organization of trie fu tuie administration of the provinces. AUTONOMY TO BOUMELIA. BERLIN, July 7.It has been decided to grant autonomy to western Ronmeha, Ep pirus, Thessaly and Crete to be secured by Emopean control. PBTNCE MILAN SATISFIED. BELGRADE July 7.Prince Milan, opening the session of the Skaeptschila, declared he was satisfied with the decision of the Berlin congress relative to Servia. RUSSIAN SOCIALISTS. BERLIN, July 7The National Gazette says it has been informed that the Austrian police have discovered circumstances leading to the belief that Nobeling's attempt on the Emperor's life was connected with the in trigues of Russian Socialists. ,^VfOSS- OF CONGRESS. Austria receives one side of the bay of Antivari and Montenegro Nicsic. The pow ers will insist on the rectification of the Greek frontier by Turkey. Considerable progress has been made in the commission to-day on the Batoum question. A complete settlement has not yet been reached, but it is expected that it will be in to-morrow's sit ting, which precedes the meeting of the COn- kS8** ISLAND OF CYPRESS. CONSTANTINOPLE, July 7.The British channel squadron has appealed off Cypress. This has revived the rumor concerning the purchase of the island by England. Minis ter Layard is reticent on the subject. The Porte, however, declares no contract in re gard to the island has been concluded. Crime- and Casualties. "LIABLE TO FALL." JV'* [Special Telegram to the Globe.3 &** NEW YORK, July 7.-Ben. Noyes, president of the fraudulentNew Jersey Life Insurance company, was sentenced at Newark, yester day, to eighteen months' imprisonment at hard labor. His counsel pleaded eloquently for mitigation of the sentence. Mr. Robi son, thinking, perhaps, of his past*official career, remarked with emotion: "We are all of us mortal, and are liable to fall as has the prisoner." THE ''VEILED LADY." [To the Western Associated Press.] OMAHA, Neb., July 7.Charles W. Sher man was arrested near this ci last night on an abortion charge. The young woman im plicated is a daughter of the wealthiest man in Racine, Wis., and she was written up in the Chicago Times seveial weeks ago as the "Veiled Lady." EXPRESS BOBBERY. CINCINNATI, July J.James Gilmore, an employe of the United States express com pany, is missing with some $15,000 in money packages. The robbery was com mitted on the 4th, and the plunder con-isted of packages for local delivery, that were con tained in a tin box, in one of the company's safes, of which Gilmore was custodian. The supposition is that the package was xemoved by him in the afternoon of that da\. and that he left town on the early train, Friday morn ing, with the booty. Detectives and* officers' of the company have been quietly woiking at the case, but as yet have failed to find' him. KILLED WITH A BEEB MALLET. EVANSVILLE, Ind., July 7.John Scant lhi, a tinner, was brutally murdered by i hotel keeper named Albert Fisher, who beal him frightfully with a beer mallet, Thursdaj morning. Scanthn. after the beating, did appeared and was found in twenty foul hours afterwards, in an obscure room, nearlj dead, and was taken to St- Mary's hospital where he died this morning. Considerable excitement prevails in town over the affair, AGBIOULTUBAL WORKS BURNED. CINCINNATI, July 7.The Gazette Libert? Ind.. special, reports the burning at 2 A. of Rude Bros, agricultural works. Loj $20,000, insurance $1,000 each, in Kentoi Ky., Firemans' & Coopers', Dayton MutuJ Marine, and Fire, New Jersey Royal, Livq pool: Phcenix, Brooklyn, and British Ame ican & Fire association, Philadelphia. CHANCE FOB AN ALIBI. PHILADELPHIA, July 7.Prosecutor 'Jen kins, of Camden, says the case of Hunter, convicted of the murder of Armstrong, will not be brought into court until November, when the session of the court of error and appeals will be held at Trenton. Counsel for the defense claims to have found a witness who claims that she saw Hunter at the cor ner of Broad and Oxford streets at 7 o'clock on the night of the murder. HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR ITRE. BUFFALO, N. Y., July 7.The Crocker it tilizer works burned to-day. Loss, $10(J 000: insurance $80,000. I ill How a Turk's House is Divided- A. Turkish house is divided into thvo paitsthe selamlik for the men, the haremlik for the women and the latter has as many separate suites of apartments as there are ladies. A Turk who has but one wife may require a large haremlik if his mother and lister live with him, for each of these ladies must have her pri vate setof rooms and servants for her sepa rate use. There must be no crowding anr no mixing of domestics in a well ordeie* establishment so that if there be foui wives they need never see one anothe unless they please. The first wife is cat lea the hanun, and takes precedence over tht others all her life. She has a light to the best looms and to a fixed share of her husband's income, which he must not I educe to ministei to the caprice of his youngei spouses. As these points have generally been settled through the ulemas or priests before the -yedding, a hanun's Jointure is as safe as that of a French anotary. who has had a contract drawn up a During the last twenty years monog amy has become more and more the rule a nong Turks of the highest class, and even among those who have two or three wives, the hanun has gradually come to be regarded as having the same rank as the wife in an English or Ameri can house. She visits and entertains the hanuns of other gentlemen, but keeps aloof from wives of the second and other degrees. These are not equals in her sight, being generally ladies of a lower social status. Who have not brought any aowry to their husband. Time was when a pasha woula take four wives of an equal degree, all being uaughters of the other pashas or of the Sultan and all richly portioned, but manners have alter ed in this respect at all events, in the European part of Turkey. It must not be supposed however, that a hamu cherishes any such jealous hatred of he fellow-wives as is felt by a wife who sec her husband flirt with strange women She is content with the largest share her husband's respect, without demand ing his exclusive devotion. AMERICAN ORGANS AT THE PAB1S EXH! BITION.Every American visiting ou Section will conceive a legitimate prid* at the well-merited praise which he wil hear from the great European musical critics who constantly swarm arounc Messrs. Mason & Hamlin's Cabinet Or gans, and openly acknowledge that noth ng in Europe can be compared with the Exhaust Bellows and Separate Vibrators pecular to American Organs, as especial ly perfected in the Mason & Ham'lin in struments.Paris (JBranctygysftegiste* June 1,1878 jyl JMIE