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A. H. BBRBMAN, Publisher.
WADENA, MINNESOTA
Three territories— Dakota, Montana,
tad Washington—are now demanding
admission to the Union of States, Bills,
ill of the same general tenor, are now
before congress, bat representatives
rom these territories and the general
public, agree that, there frill be no ad*
mission of territories until after the
'presidential election. Henoe some of
the bills fix the tint* lor admission on
or after the 4th of March 1885.
The supreme court of the United
Ststes has decided that a photograph front &ny tax or restrictions.
may be copyrighted as an original work
Df art, but expresses no opinion as to
whether this protection would extend
to the mere mechanical reproduction by
photographic process of the physical
features or outlines of an animate or in
animate object, where there was no or
iginality of thought or novelty in intel
lectual operations connected with its
visible reproduction in the shape of the
picture.
The secretary of the treasury has pre
pared a statement showing- that there
are 60,730 holders of the United States
registered lxnds, and that this number
includes 3,292 national banks. The three
per cent bonds of 1882 are in the hands
of 1,570 national banks and 4,622 other
holders the four per cents of 1907 are
in the hands of 1,163 national banks and
40,132 other holders the four and one
half per cents of 1891 are held by 515
national banks and 11,394 other hold5
ers, and the currency sixes are held by
forty-four national banks and 1,390
others.
Herbert Spencer has written an ar
ticle for the Popular Science Monthly
on '"The Coming Slavery." the oposite
of liberty and the essence of slavery
Spencer holds to be compulsion, and he
points out very impressively that ten
dency to coercion of conduct in modern
legislation which threatens to leave very
little at last of real individual freedom.
It is the old and ever living question re
vived, whether liberty, or what degree
of liberty, must be yielded in popular
governments to what the majority may
deem necessary for the public welfare,
Herbert Spencer's paper will suggest
further discussions.
It is estimated that sixty thousand
northerners wintered in Florida the
past season, and most of them are now
coming northward by "easy stages,"
according to the condition of the eath
er. New Orleans received visits from
many of the Floridian guests, and an
unusually large number of others,
while the Hot Springs, various points
on the gulf, the Southern Atlantic cit
ies, and the interior of the Carolinas,
received their usual quotas. Califor
nia, Colorado and other places farther
north had a fair show of winter tour
ists and persons in search of health.
The winter hegira from the north has
become more marked than ever before,
and will continue to increase, as trans
portation becomes more favorable and
southern living and accommodations be
come cheaper and better. Nothing but
hard times will check these birds of
passage.
The introduction of two-cent letter
postage has lud the effect of reducing
the demand for postal cards in a mark
ed degree. For five years past the
sales of postal cards have steadily in
creased at an average annual rate of
fourteen per cent. whereas, since two
cent postage was adopted, there has
been a decided falling off in the con
sumption as compared with previous
years and the department has notified
Congress that the original estimates for
the cost of manufacturing postal cards
during the next fiscal year may safely
be reduced by one-eight. The falling
off in the demand for postal cards is
more than compensated for by the in'
creased sales of postage stamps and
stamj^ed envelopes, which have grown
in amount eighteen and twenty-five per
cent., respectively, since last July. Ex
perience has thus vindicated the claim
that a reduction of letter postage would
lead to great increase in the number of
letters sent through the mails, both by
encouraging more frequent correspond
ence, and by leading to the substitution
°f stamped envelopes for postal cards
and it is already evident that the de
partment will speedily reach a self-sup
porting basis again.
It is now the foot-and-mouth diesase
that annoys farmers and stockmen. It
has effected a lodgment in Kansas, and
one or two other states, and it is said
that the germs of the disease were in
troduced into this country from En
gland. The following description of the
foot-and-mouth disease is taken from a
recent publication: The mouth of the
sick animal becomes hot' and its skin
cracks the eyes are watery and unnatur
ally bright the skin about one or more
of the feet cracks, and presently the
crack extends clear around the .ankle
joint, and the' foot rots and drops off.
The swelling of the feet and mouth is
very painful. The cracks generally
show first on the feet. An accouilt
written by a visitor to the infected herds
in Kansas says of the disease: "The
right hind foot to the ankle joint was
gone, the bare bone protruding. The
leg was still swollen, with a prospect
of further loss. The lips were hot, dry,
and cracked, the eyes clear and bright,
with a yellow liquid running from their
corners. A heifer's feet to the second
joint were swollen, with a tender crack
around the ankfo. Her muzzle was hot
and cracked, eyes bright and fall.
Seven calves on another farm showed
swollen feet and legs. They move re
luctantly, preferring to lie still. A
milch cow had scabs on her teats, which
were inflamed and tender, with her
right hind foot gone, and her left hind
foot swollen and cracked. She refused
to lift it from the ground." On an
other farm a yearling bull had one foot
gone and another only held on by a
bandage. One premonitory symptom
is a slobbering at the mouth.. From
this discription some idea can be
formed of the terrible nature of the
disease* It is nowonder Chat thealatm
over its appearano*'is wide spread,
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Washington Veres.
Adjt (talk SrftiA has received a dispatch
Mmouneiagthd death of Lieut CoL Weitzel, of
«e engineer corps.
Mr. Murphy of Aurora, HI, has boon ap
pointed assistant United States attorney for
Dakota, to be located at Fargo.
Postoffice Established—Dakota Britton,©ay
county. Wisconsin Alstad, BWjtett county
Fountain, Walworth&rtujty. Fostofflc Name
Changed—Dakota^ WfcnetSi, Potter coun. to
forest 5%.
Signal Officer Hazen has issued a cir
fcUlar giving notice that letters for members of
the Greely party may be sent to them address
ed to the care of Commander W» 8. Schley,
Brooklyn navy yard, to mch there not later
than April 2a
Tho houeo owfcttittee dn agriculture h& au
thorised a faVorabto repbrt tin l&d bill to allow
any person to manHifictttrt 'wine 6r brandy out
of apples^ p6&6h'teygrapes and other perishable
fruits Wuwd by himself or his tenants, free
It is being said in official circles •Mtt'he con
stitutionality of the civil #erfido law is seriously
doubted. It is that the cabinet officer
have been tfecussing the question of late
ameag themselves, and the best lawyers in the
G&Dinet believe the law unconstitutional.
The total number of postofficeo in the"United
States and territories on the 1st of July,
was 47,858. The total number eaMftrch 20,
1884, was 48,993, an increase it less than nine
months of 1,185. At the present rato of in
crease, it is fe*p'dcted that the number will
reach §(\W0 by the end of the fiscal year.
A singular accident occurred in Washington
on the 21st A shoemaker named Pittard was
mending a boot, when a bottle of cement*
"We are told by cable that Bismarck's which he was using, exploded, setting fire to
his clothing, burning his arms and face very
newspaper organ warns the liberal
party in the Reichstag that to attempt
to pass a vote of thanks to Congress for
the Lasker resolution would be a breach
of tlie constitution for which the gov
ernment would visit the offenders with
serious consequences. Fancy, now, a
certain newspaper which has been
clothed at times with the style and func
tions of an administration organ, ad
monishing a faction in Congress that to
'try to pass a resolution of this kind, or
any other, would subject them to the
dire displeasure of the government.
badly. He is not able to tell Where he got the
cement, nor of whftt substances it was com
posed.
E&-Senator Simon Cameron of Pennsylvania,
who has been spending the last few months in
the South, went through Washington Friday
on his way home. He upon the presi
dent and Gen. Ortiht, and meta few of his old
associates {tithe capitol. Mr. Cameren celebra
ted his eighty-third birthday in Florida a few
Weeks ago, but notwithstanding his advanced
age is looking remarkably well, and says his
trip has benefited him greatly.
Two other candidates beside Mr. Letiueb\iry
have been very favorably tgenti'doed for the
Dakota governorship, ©rid is Mr.' Deering of
Iowa, aud the ether Mr. Tyner of Indiana, ex
assistant postmaster general Mr. Deering
toajr be nominated for congress in his district,
In which case he will not be a candidate for the
governorship. As his convention meets very
Boon, he will know about this, and will make
his plans accordingly. If he is not in the rftce
the chief competitors will be Mr. Turner and Mr.
Lounabury, the latter having the' support of
the Minnesota delegation.
Rail and River News.
The Chicago, Freeport & St. Paul will build
an extension between Minneapolis and Hudson.
The Grand Forks, Crookston Jr. take Super
ior railroad company two Weeks ago sent out a
party of engineers Crookston to Brainerd
to select the iftest feasible route for its line.
E. C. Dafis returned to Ada, Minn., recently,
hating made the trip on snow shoes. He says
the distance is 172 miles from Grand Forks to
Braingrd. The road will penetrate the finest
pine umber forest in all Northern Minnesota.
The general freight agents of the lines inter
ested in the pool met in Chicago and agreed
upon the following schedule of rates from Chi
cago, Milwaukee and common points to St.
Paul and Minneapolis, to take effect April 1,
unless they aro changed at next Friday's meet
ing: First class, 60 cents second class, 45
cents third class, 35 cents fourth class, 25
cents fifth class, 20 cents A class, 25 cents
class, 2t cents class, 17 l-2c class, 15
cents lumber, 15 cents.
Casualties of the Week.
Mr. Shutters, his wife and two brothers of La
trobe. Pa., ate raw pork. Mrs. Shutters is dead
and the others cannot recover.
Two of the warehouses of the Appleton
Wis., Manufacturing company were destroyed
by fire. The loss is estimated at $25,000.
At Pocahantas, Ya., the citi2en's relief com
mittee has taken measures to provide relief for
families who lost their breadwinners in tho
mine calamity there, and provide labor for
those able to wo rk.
At Arkansas, Hot Springs, fire originating in
a defective flue in the kitchen, broke out in the
Josephine hotel, and the building was soon
wrecked. Most of the furniture was saved
Many guests lost clothing and valuables. The
hotel belonged to Mrs. E. J. Polk. Loss, $20,
000 insurance, $12,000.
Crimes and Criminals.
Sam Frayer was convicted of murder in the
first degree at Marysville, Kans.
George Grace, a boy of eighteen years, is
charged at Cape May, N. Y., with having pois
oned his father, mother, two sistsrs and broth
er with rat poison.
H. M. Richmond, a young lawyer of Mead
ville. Pa., shot and killed himself in the Metro
politan hotel. New York, in a fit of despondency
induced by dyspepsia.
Maggie Flood, twenty-three years of age,
shot and killed Thomas Grady in New York, in
the presence of his wife and three children.
She alleges Grady betrayed her under promise
of marriage, telling her he was a single man.
George McFadden of St. Louis, an accom
plice of Tiller in the express robbery crushed a
glass vial he had in his pocket by stamping up
on it, and while eating supper mixed the pow
dered glass with his food and swallowed it He
will probably die.
E. Eberhardt of Dayton, Ohio, who had
left his wife last summer, called on her and
asked her for reconciliation, and,upon refusal,
he drew a knife and attempted to kill her, but
without success. He then went to the barn
and hanged himself.
Budolph and Champ Fitzpatrick, brothers,
wore hanged Friday, theJ22d at Columbia, Ky.,
a place twenty-five miles'from a telegraph, sta
tion, for the brutal murder of Milton Brewster.
The execution was public, and 5,000 people
witnessed it. The condemned men were re
signed to their fate, and died game.
AtModesta, CaL, Bobbins and Doane, who
were accused but acquitted of having outraged
two girls, aged eleven and thirteen years,
daughters of J. N. McCrellis, were notified
some days ago by "San Joaquin regulators,"
a vigilance committee, to leave town or suffer
death. Doane delayed. Fifteen masked men
visited his place last night and shot him dead
on sight
William Dane, a young man of Bentonville,
Fayette county, Indiana, was enamored of Ada
Swift, aged thirteen years. The parents of the
girl objected to the continuance of his atten
tions, on account of her age. On the night of
the 15th Dane purchased two ounces of laud
anum, giving Miss Swift half and taking the re
mainder himself. The poison failed to have a
fatal effect, being an overdose. The father of
the girl had Dane arrested for giving Miss
Swift poison for the purpose of suicide. Dane
shot himself, dying in a short time. The girl
is seriously sick, but may recover. Dane was
a school teacher, and correspondent of the New
York Graphic.
General News Items.
Mrs. Georgiana Miller, a widow, died while
on her knees in prayer at a Chicago mission.
Gov. Crittenden says if the present state
laws are enforced the cattle plague can be
stamped out
Rt Bev. Bishop Hennessy, of the diocese of
Dubupue, is lying dangerously ilL His condi
tion is critical.
Mr. Dana, of the Sun, and three other New
Yorkero, have started on a six week's trip
through Mexico.
Miss Nannette Leonard, sister of Lilian Bus
sell, the actress, is a sensation as singer at New
York revival meetings.
A Windham, Me' deacon sold for $23 a ton.
of
hay last week he had been holding over twenty
years to get that figure.
The blanket and woolen mills ot John & James
Pobson, Falls of the Schuylkill, have stopped,
and 1,200 male and female operatives are now
idle.
Gen. Newton, chief of engineers, will remain
jin charge of the work of improving the harbor
of New York, unless it is found that his other
duties will prevent his doing so.
James H. Moore's pottery at Trenton, N. J.
was seized by the sheriff on executions from
two judgments, aggregating $35,000. Work
was suspended and a number of prisoners are
too of employment The pottery stood high.
It is reported worth $125,000.
Emigration to the northwest has, during the
past few days, increased very much. Just at
Sestined
resent pretty much all new comers are
for points on the extreme western end
of the Northern Pacific. The through trains of
that road have, during the past two weeks, been
BO large thr.t the company has been taxed to
supply the necessary rolling stock.
There wore 192 failures in the United States
reported to Bradstreet's during the past week,
as compared with 186 in the preceding week,
and with 196,118 and 121, respectively, in the
corresponding weeks of 1883, 1883 and 1881.
About 84 per cent were those of small traders,
whose capital was less than $5,000. Canada
had thirty-seven, a decrease of one.
At Erie, Pa., a sensational elopement jjras
rustrated, the lady being Mrs. Biffin, a young
married woman of good family, and the man
an illiterate colored yonth employed as hod
carrier, The pair were discovered on the cars
as the train was leaving the depot A scene
ensued. Mrs. Martin, mother of the girl, ap
pealed to the police to prevent the outrage,
but Mrs. Biffin fled from the officers' grasp
and has not been recovered yet
Personal Vevs Votes.
Judge Thatch of the supreme court of Colo
rado, died of Bright's disease.
CoL Norman Curtis, a veteran of the war of
1812 died at Bockford, Pa., aged ninety-two.
Mr. Yillard contradicts the report that he*
has sold for #260,000 one-seventh of piece of
property in Portland which cost him only $45,
a
V"V.
El
$25,000 parsonage to the Ghanning Memorial
cbtlrch.
Edward B. Watkinson, president of the Con
neoticut Tnut company, and vice president of,
the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance com
pany, is dead.
Mrs. Elisabeth Haldeman, probably thd dld
est resident of HarrUburg, Pa. died M6nd#,
the 17th in her ninety-fifth ^eir. She was the
nwthOr JAci&b Iff. Haldeman, minister to
SVfed^h, under President Buchanan, and ex
Congressman Haldeman, who is marriod to
Senator Cameron's sister.
Foreign Flashes.
The pope has recently given 20^0&0 franca &
needy Catholic seminaries df Italy.
Political Wbted i&ii News.
Ah ihde^nddn^ Republican state convention
Jwisefiibled at Providence, B.. I, ,yrith
delegates representing hal( the state. Hon.
George W. Corliss, was nominated for gover
nor.
The Bepublftan conventions of Huntingdon
and "Cameron counties, Pa., instructed the dele
gates to the state convention to favor Blaine
representatives to the national convention.
The Connecticut Republican state committee
has called a state convention to be held at Hart
ford, April 23, to elect delegates to the Chicago
convention.
A Republican county convention recently at
York, Pa., earnestly pronounced for Blaina
The democrats of Delaware county, Pa., in
structed for Randall for president.
The lively contest in Philadelphia bettfedri
Quay and MaoMauoa, Over the selection Of dele
gates to the state convention^ resulted id twen
ty-two Quay representatives Who will favov
Arthtti\ and tWenty-fdur Bldine rii6n nWshaled
by MaeManes. Twenty counties in Pennsyl
vania have elected delegates, of Which all but
the McKean county delegation, are pronounced
Blaine men, with iron-cl&d instructions, al
though nearly all the conventions adopted res
olutions endorsing ArthUr's adminstration.
Rhode Island Republicans renominated the
present state officers.
At a meeting of the second Minnesota con
gressional committee it was decided, by resolu
tion, that the representation by counties in the
district convention bo based on the Republican
feing
ubernatorial vote for 1883, one representative
allowed for. each 200 votes or major
fraction thereof. It was decided that the dis
jtritet convention, to elect delegates to Chicago,
be held at Mankato, and that the chairman be
authorized to fix the date of the meeting to be
determined by the time of the meeting of ths
state convention.
Virginia Democrats will hold their convention
at Richmond, May 14.
The democrats of Rhode island have nomin
ated ThOMas W. Ledger, governor AmasA
Sprague, lieutenant governor: Jonathan
Wheeler, secretary of state Charles E. Gor
man, attorney general George P. Leonard, gen
eral treasurer. Delegates to the national De
mocratic convention were chossn.
Earthquake ift Vova Scotia.
A Violent earthquake shock visited Trinity,
Hants Harbor, Harbor Grace and Holyrood,
Nova Scotia, Wednesday about 1 o'clock. The
disturbance lasted fifteen minutes. At Heart's
Content several houses were shaken. At Clark's
Beach the ground heaved in undulations and
the ice in the lakes cracked and rent. Two
woodsmen were compelled to fly to the woods.
They describe the hills rocking and shaking.
The western sky was illuminated as by a con
flagration.
The Xiat9«t Xowa Murder.
Cedar Rapids Special: The body of the
man who was brutally murdered at Cedar Rap
ids, on the night of March 21st., Was fbund on
a cake of ice, a short distance below the bridge
where he Was thrown in. His head was cul
Up fearfully, and his thrOat laid wide open
from ear to ear. A negro and ex-convict from
Anamosa prison, recognized the man as Joseph
Chum, who was released from the prison five
days ago, at the same time the negro was re
leased. Three of them were released at the
same time, and it is believed the third one is
the murderer. Chum Vras about thirty years
old, sent up for eighteen niOnths for larceny,
from Sioux county. All efforts to apprehend
the murderer have proved fruitless thus far,
though two men have been arrested on the
railroads but discharged. The negro is held
as a witness.
Death of Gen. Weitzel.
Gen. Godfrey Weiztel, lieutenant colonel of
Engineers, who died on Wednesday, was born
Ohio. His first rank in the regular army
was that of brevet second lieutenant engineer,
to which he was appointed July 1, 1855. He
had risen to the rank of first lieutsnant when
the war broke out. He was made a brigadier
general of volunteers Aug. 29, 1SG2, and for
gallant and meritorious service at the battle
of Thibodeaux, Louisiana, he was appointed
brevet major in the regular Service. At
the capture of Port Hudson, La., his gallant
conduct secured him an other promotion
to the rank of brevet major.
Aug. 26, 1864, he was made brevet
major general of volunteers for "meritorious
and distinguished service during the War," and
in September of the same year, for his success
fill efforts in the capture of Fort Harrison,
Virginia, he was made a brevet colonel in the
regular army. Nov. 17, 1864, he becamo a ma
ior general of volunteers, and March 13, lebo,
brevet brigadier general in the regular army.
For his general services and gallant conduct
during the war he was created brevet major
general. He was mustered out of volunteer
service March 1, 1806, and shortly after waa
made major of engineers in the regular army.
locomotive Derailed and Exploded.
The New York and Chicago limited express
train on the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne & Chicago
railroad met with an accident two and a hall
miles east of Salem, Ohio, Thursday morning,
The train, containing twenty-nine passengers,
was running at a high rate of speed around a
Bharp curve along an embankment, when the
entire train, consisting of the engine, a combi
nation car and three Pullman cars, left the
track. The boiler of the engine exploded,
eithor just before or just after the accident oc
curred, and it will probably never be determined
which. Engineer James Richards and Charles
Bhodes, the fireman, were instantly killed, and
their bodies were buried nearly four hundred
feet from the point where the accident
occurred.
The engine was turned completely
around and thrown over the embankment. A
Pullman sleeper, containing twelve sleeping
passengers, crashed down upon it, where it
still lies on its
Bide.
Eome-Iife
Jtowport, given a
The passengers in this
car were severely shaken up, but miraculously
escaped without serious injury. The com
bined smoking and baggage car rolled down
the bank behind the sleeping car, and was
thrown against the sleeper and engine, serious
ly, but not fatally injuring the train baggage
man, Mr. Sneider. The two remaining Pull
man cars were derailed, but suffered less in
jury, the passengers in these cars escaped
with but little or no injury. Twelve passen
gers, including H. J. Douglas of Fort Yates,
Dak., were slightly injured. Engineer Rich
ards lives in Pittsburg, and Fireman Bhodes at
Alliance, Ohio. The escape of the passengers
was most miraculous, as it seems almost im
possible that any one should have come out
alive.
Sentence of the Boy Paracide.
Worthington, Minn., Special: On Friday
morning last the boy, William Biley, was
brought up before Judge Severance for sen
tence, he having pleaded guilty to murder in
the first degree in having killed his father, Mar
tin Riley February last. The boy is quite
slight, under-sized, just turned sixteen years
of age, and presented a very much better ap
pearance than when he was brought over from
Adrian in charge of sheriff Miller, to be put in
jail to await indictment and trial After some
feeling words from his attorney, L. Lange,
utting forth some of the many facts in the
of the boy, Judge Severance ad
dressed him, showing the enormity of the
crime, revealing from both words ana manner
a strong sympathy, and saying plainly that
owing to the great doubt in his mind as to the
impelling motive to the deed, the whole cir
cumstances around the case showing and
tending to still further show a very unnatural
condition of affairs between the father and
the children, he should take it upon himself to
make the sentence the lightest that the law
allows. The sentence was then pro
nounced, that he be committed
to the penitentiary at Stillwater for the term
of his natural life. During the talk of the
judge, previous to sentence, the boy exhibited
publicly the first emotion he has shown since
the commission of the crime. This ends the
second act in one of the most singular tragedies
hi the history of crime. The boy's sister, Mary,
of thirteen years, is now on trial for being ac
cessory after the fact
Is Collins a Crank.
Secretary Chandler has addressed a letter to
Representative S. S. Cox, chairman of the com
mittee on naval affairs, in reference to the res
olution of the house of March 3 providing for
the investigation of the facte of the Jeannette
arctic expedition, and the alleged nnofficial-like
and inhuman conduct therein. The secretary
submits a copy of the proceedings of the court
of inquiry, and calls attention to the various
papers bearing on the subject on file in the na
vy department which will be submitted if de
sired. The secretary says:
In view of certain reckless statements in the
petition of Dr. Daniel F. Collins printed in the
Congressional Record of March 4,1884, upon
which the resolution of the house was based. I
deem it my duty to state that every facility
was tendered by this department to enable
the relations of Mr. Jerome J. Collins, to at
tend the sittings of the court of inquiry that
both the petitioner and Mr. Bernard A Collins,
as a brother and legal representative of the
deceased, were informed of their jight to be
present in person or by council, and only re
quested that they might be represented before
the court by the judge, advocate. Their re
quest was duly complied with and
they were accordingly represented by that
officer. Occasion is also taken by
me. to .assert that all asperations
contained inthe petitionof Dr. Collins nponthe
heroic Lieut Com. De Long the untinng and
intrepid chief engineer, George W. Melville
thefaithful members of the court of inquiry,
and that is, in my opinion, highly inexpedient
as. a second pitiless sacreUge to again tear or
the graves of the dead for. the purpose .of in
decently calling public attention to what the
court of inquiry correctly termed trivial dif
ficulties, Such as oceur on 'shipboard even, un
der the most favorable Circumstances, and
which had no influ&ce in bringing about the^
disasters of thd expedition and no pennciou*
%, t#
.. N* tieo^ ^yi
FARMERS IN CONVENTION.
&*pr*sentatived df tkd Minnesota
Agricultural diasses Convene
hk tile State House in St.
PauL
An Intelligent and Earnest Body
of Ken Asserting Theig CfrieV
A&ees a&d 2e^iiiiig .meas-
ftre^ f6t
Relief!
fighting Ag'ainat Alleged Elevator and
Ztailrqad Monopolies and the Present
System of Gradingr Wheat.
The state convention of fanners of Minneso
ta called to consider grievances, such as the
system of grading wheat, the methods of con
ducting the elevators, railroad freight charges,
etc., met the 18th inst, at the state housoin St
Paul. There was a fair attendence of solid,
substantial fanners, who evinced an earnest de
sire to get at the root of tho evil complained of.
A. Burdick of Clay County, as Chairman
of the committee dn arrangements, called the
convention to order.
Mr. Matson of Wilkin county nominated Sen
ator P. H. Rahilly of Wabasha county as tem
porary chairman, and on taking the ehaif he
made a short address-. ..
M. S. Ctinferse (if Becker county, nominated
W. Tayldr df Becker couatj as tenipo
r&ity secretftryj And the tridtidn prevailed \vith
W'ui Opposition.
.The secretary was instructed to call tho roll
of counties in (jrder that it might be determined
What counties were represented. The call show
ed ttiiit nineteen were represented.
It was suggested that the governor had ex
pressed a willingness to welcome tho members
to the city, and Messrs. Loring, Collins and
Burdick were appointed a committee to wait
upon the governor and invite him to address
the convention. The committee soon appeared
and Senator Rahilly, in presenting the gover
nor, said it was not neccssary to form
ally introduce him. The governor said:
Gentlemen of the Convention: I am very
glad to respond to your invitation, to the ex
tent of an expression of pleasure which I feel
in seeing such a representative gathering of the
agriculturists of our state convenod for the
purpose of considering questions vital to their
future prosperity. It is almost anew departure
for farmers as a class to hold cOn^entidns of
this character. It common enough for mem
bers 0f the prdfessions and those, foljpwing
hiost rif the industrial pursuits to organise fdi
baut&ai protection ap a furtherance of their
Special interests b\it oilr farmers have always
been slow to move in an Organized form, even
f6r a redress of grievances. It is surely a hope
ful sign, that augurs much for the agricultural
interests of our state. It indicates that more
intelligent methods are directing the
destiny of those great interests
[on MfJtncli rests 'the prosperity and progress of
Vmr whole poeple, and it also indicates the ex
istence of a state of things that calls for correc
tion and demands relief. It is by an inter
change of views and experiences among our
farmers that those measures best adapted to
meet the exigencies of the situation will be
more readily suggested and most carefully con
sidered and matured. If the farmers of our
Btate organize for the protection and the bet
ter development Of their interest^, there can be
no doubt but the remedy will appear and be
applied, for tho correction and cure of what
ever grievances they suffer, and the best
iiiethods become known and adopted among
them for the advancement of their interests.
This convention, as I understand its purpose,
is a step in that direction. As such, your
movement, gentleman, will command the hearty
Sympathy and encouragement of every pa
triotic citizen df the state. Every citizen feels,
whatever his avocation, that his future
Success depends upon the prosperity
bf agriculturists as a class. It must follow,
therefore that your proceedings here Will be of
ftrust
reat interest to the general public of our state,
your deliberations will develop such a
general consideration of the questions that
have called you together that all the facts
bearing updn the ituation as it exists at pres
ent may fully appear, and that your cOnclii
feions mav be formulated and promulgated in a
bianner that will command for your cause that
earnest consideration its merits and importance
demands. I bid you welcome, gentlemen, to the
Capitol and I wish for your efforts for the ameli
oration and furtherance of the agricultural class
every success possible to be attained.
The address was greeted with applause, and
a recess of ten minutos was taken to allow the
members to pay their respects to tho gover
nor.
Upon motion of a delegate, a committee on
permanent organization was selected, as fol
lows: M. S. Converse of Becker county, H. G.
Palmer of Marshall, Carrington Phelps Of
Stevens, John Frank of MoWei-jF. A. Dana of
Ramsey county, Dak. The convention then ad
journed until 2 o'clock.
Mr. Loring renewed the motion to appoint a
Committee on credentials, and tho chair named
the following gentlemen: A. M. Burdick of Clay
county, A. M. Converse of Becker, H. P. Bjorge
of Otter Tail, H. G. Palmer of Marshall, and G.
M. Giltiman of Stevens.
The committee reported the following as en
titled to participate in the convention:.
Waseca County—Daniel Murphy, L. P. Pede
Bon, James P. Dahle.
Marshall County—H. G. Palmer, J. C. Ben
newitz, S. A. March.
Hennepin County—E. J. Woodward, J. A.
Bull, G. W. Baird, B. C. Yancy, W. S. Char
^an, Joseph Hamilton.
Grant County—John Loe.
Becker County—E. N. Tollum, M.
Verse, J. W. Dunn, G. W. Taylor, O.
Chris. Olson.
S. Con
A. Bae,
Faribault County—A. A. Williams.
Otter Tail County—E. W. Dewy, II. E. Baen,
F. N. Field, E. O. Slitvold, H. P. Bjorge, W.
Murzzy, Antony Bender, A. Frisberg, J. B.
Hampe, John P. Monroe, D. L. Wellman.
Polk County—H. Steenerson, P. C. Slitten,
B. Sampson, H. E. Cook, C. C. Utzinger, W. H.
JenningB,
Kittson County-^W. F. Kelso.
Big Stone County—W. M. Ewen, B. L. Kings
bury, William Nash.
Norman County—A. H. Baker, Charles Ca
nting, P. S. Olson, Charles E. Cragen.
Grand Forks County, Dak.—William H.
Brown, W. P. Collins, James K. Swan, James
Twamley.
Dakota County—T. T. Smith, R. Guiteau.
Anoka County—E. T. Edgarton, N. Small,
A. C. Himball.
Murry County—L. Aldrich, J. W. Byington,
W. H. Millan, B. M. Law.
Mower County—John Frank, J. B. Redvord,
J. J. Furlong.
Swift County—B. P. Cheney.
Pope County—Andrew Anderson.
Carver County—Mich. Hall, Peter Nelson,
Gnstav Ditmas, Frank Miessner, A. W. Tiffany,
Charles Kone,HarmanMuhlberg,
William Fren-
Blue Earth County—H. C. Howard, W. G.
Hay, Gilmore, Eli Warner.
Benton County—H. S. Norton.
Wilkin County—E. Mattson, H. S. Stordock,
A. B. Pederson, A. E. Anderson.
Devil's Lake, Dale.—F. L. Dana.
Renville County.—Hemy Goebel, Carrington
Phelps, W. K. Walker.
McLeod County.—M. R. Parks, J. Benjamin,
S. P. Brown, G. W. Day.
Brown County—Charles C. Brandt
Nicollet County—J. P. Schaubeck.
Wright County—A. PI Miller.
Clay County—A. M. Burdick, Lyman Loring,
F. J. Shriber, R. M. Probsfield, JohnErickson,
W. H. Johnson, John Carls, Joseph Wessbisher,
William Patterson, Robert Patterson, Guenther
Tenbert, J. P. Aiken, John Weinmann, Henry
Gerteon, Gottleib Maetzhold, G. M. Powers.
Goodhue County—Henry Ahnemen, Ulysses
Tanner.
Freeborn County—Henry Tunnell.
Fillmore County—S. P. Sprauge.
Grant County—O. G. Vanness, S. Harris.
Stearns County—D. C. Smith,John Maginnis,
George Gittinan.
The committee on permanent organization
reported as follows:
President—Samuel A. Adams of Wright
county.
Vice Presidents—Dr. W. T. Collins of Dako
ta, J. W. Furlong of Monroe county, H. G.
Stordock of Wilkin county.
Secretary—G. W. Taylor of Becker county.
Assistant Secretaries—A. K. Teisburg of
Otter Tail county, Daniel Murphy of Waseca
county.
Mr. Adams not being present, Dr. W. T.
Collins, one of the vice presidents, was called
to tho chair, announcing that Mr. Adams was
not in the city, but would be present to-mor
row. Dr. Collins said the convention was
called to redress, if possible, the griev
ance of the farmers, and to put a
stop to the stealing by the grain buyers. In
Grand Forks county alone, $360,000 had been
Btolen in grading the crop of 1883. The people
of the northwestern portion of the state, he
knew, had- ample reason to complain, and they
were determined to stand for their rights. At a
convention recently held the methods of steal
ing on grades were amply demonstrated. In
the matter of railroad transportation, there had
been no decrease in rates of 10 per cent, as
asserted by the railroads, but an increase of 10
per cent, which had been brought about by a
peculiar construction of classifications.
COMMITTEES SELECTED.
Mr. Baker of Norman county moved that a
committee of fifteen be appointed, three from
each congressional district. The motion pre
vailed, and the committee was selected as fol
lows by congressional districts:
First—John Frank, J. B. Revard, Mower
Henry Tumbell, Faribault.
Second—H. C. Howard, Blue Earth Charles
C. Brandt, Brown A. A. Williams, Faribault
Third—J. Benjamin McLeod county U.
Tanner, Goodhue S. P. Brown, McLeod.
Fourth—T. T. Smith, Dakota: W. S. Cowan,
Hennepin A. P. Miller, Wright.
Fifth—H. Steenerson,Polk J. B. Hompe,Ot
ter Tail John Maginnis, Stevens.
Dr. Collins was added on motion, as the
representative of Dakota, and Judge Poster as
the representative of Wisconsin.
Other committees were constituted as fol
lows:
On Programme—E. Mattson, Wilkin H. E.
Bowen, Otter Tail J. J. Furlong, Mower J. A.
Bull, Hennepin A. A. Williams, Faribault
Railroads and transportation—First district—
John Frank, Mower Sl P. Sprague, Fillmore.
Second—L. Aldrich, Murray Charles C.
Brant, Brown.
Third—M. B. Parks, McLeod T. T. Smith,
Dakota.
Fourth—W. S. Chowan, Hennepin A. P.
Miller, Wright
Fifth—A. M. Burdick, Clay D. C. Smith,
Stevens.
Grading of Wheat and Elevators—First dis
triot-7-J. J. Furlong and J. Brevard, Mower
-Henry Tunnell, Freeborn.
Second—Daniel Murphy, Waseca: John P.
Schonbeck, Nicollet' G. W. Haigh, Blue Earth.
Jfcirdr-O. W. Day, McLeod K. K. Guiteau,
lfrank Mesler, Carver.
Woodwork Hennepin 4
StuaOf Anqk%
Fifth—H. G. Palmer, Warren} J. H. Harris
Gran^ .H: Stordock Wilkin!
^ternoon^waa spent in general discus
sion covering a wideTfHig^ojp subjects'. In re*
gard to State, control Qf.^ndlroads', Mr. Burdick
said he had received letters from the author
ities of twenty-two states touching upon the in
quiry thade by him as to whether hoards creat
ed by legislatures had power to regulate tariffs
on railroads. In some states the authorities
have complete control of this matter, and
Minnesota can do tho same thing. ..
Mr. McEwan *f Big Stone thought it proper
to confer with, the railroads.i and to mebt them
and hear any offer they h^Pto make. He fav
ored a. committee fbr this: purpose.
Mr. Chowen of Hennepin said the delegates
were not here to go to the railroads to state
their grievances. They were going before the
people, and will elect a legislature in tho far
mers interests.. Chairman Collins stated that
Gen. Baker~had written him several letters,
and he did not think it proper for him to ap
pear before the convention and make a speech.
Mr. Harris of Grant county said many of the
troubles were of the farmers' own making, they
not knowing how to manage such matters.
They must organize and fight for their rights,
but they must first master the intricacies of the
railroad question.
Mr. McErwin, from Big Stone, moved that
tho convention proceed to the election of a state
central committee, composed of fifteen mem
bers. The political qiiestion was launched by
an inquiry made by Mr. Stordock of Wilkin
county. Ha. asked if the_ appointment of this
state central committee ftas lriednt ask polit
ical moye.
Mr. wortop 8f Benton said there was no dif
ference between tfyo Republicans and Demor
crats, except jin nanlo, and if the .fathers stick
to them they will never get their rights.
J. H. Hunt of Otter. ail said itw^s not nec
essary to,organise a .third party. Let the ami
ers pdt forward Democratic candidates for the
legislature in Democratic counties? and the
Republicans do the same in Republican coun
ties. In this way the farmers can clect their
candidates in almost every county in the Btate.
Mr. Monroe of Otter Tail, favored the organ
ization of a fanners' party with a far
mers' platform, asserting that the farmers
could control two-thirds of all the
counties outside of Ramsey and Heimepin.
Sufficient was learned from the debate to snoifc
that the farmers moan ti) cdntrdl thd next leg
a
The second day's session opened with an in
creased attendance, quite a number of addition
al delegates coming in on the morning trains
The following delegates reported, in adu
tion to those named by the committee oh cre
dentials.
Stevens—W„ K. Walker, G. M. Giltiman, Car
rington Phels^ D. -C. Snfcth,. John Maginnis.
Blue Earth—John DianUJnaj George W.
Haigh, H,. E. Howard.
Chippewa—Jdhn Kdtr,
PrCel jorn—Charles G. Johnson, P. Kelly.
Kittson—E. N. Davis. ,,
Traverse—'William J. Smith C. P. Sargent, C.
J. Knutson.
Hennepin—John H. Howe, John T. Blaisdell.
Rice—S. Reynolds.
Dakota—John Clague.
Mr. Cannon of Norman county read a message
from his constituents, asking the convention to
dash the scales of bigotry from their eyes, and
unite together for the good of the farmers, es
chewing politics.
Remarks were made by Messrs. Matson of
Wilkin county, Diamond of Blue Earth, Tif
fany of Carver, Loring, Kelly of Freeborn and
others, mostly in favor of sending hdnest men
to the legislature, irrespective of their party
affiliations. A memorial to Congress from Mr.
Steenerson, of the committee on resolutions, in
favor of opening Red Lake Reservation and
against pine land rings, etc., was unamiously
adopted and forwarded to the Minnesota del
egation.
Mr. Burdick of Clay offered the following:
Resolved, That it is the sense of this coneVn
iion that tne next legislature df the state of
Minnesota should enter Upon a thorough ex
amination and investigation of the subject of
corporate taxation, and especially of all rail
road properties, including railroad lands,
Whether they are bearing a just and equitable
amount of the burden of taxation.
Unanimously adopted.
Mr. Davis of Kittson county detailed the
grievances of which the farmers in his county
complained. The system of grading wheat
was an outrageous evil. On his crop of wheat
he made over §200 by shipping direct to Min
neapolis, instead of selling at his station to the
elevator. The latter would give him a grade of
No. 3 only, While in Minneapolis the wheat was
graded as No. 1 hard. The fanners were
robbed of at least 20 cents on the bushel on
their wheat. If tho farmers of tho Red River
Valley did not succeed in having their wrongs
righted they will move out.
Mr Palmer of Marshall summarized the
grievances in his district and the flagrant out
rages to which farmers had been subjected.
Mr. Diamond of Blue Earth said Southern
Minnesota would back the convention on every
thing that was right. He said that farmers
must get out of exclusive wheat growing, and
go into diversified farming.
Mr Cheeney of Swift severely criticised the
methods of tne grain buyers in his section, and
Cited personal experiences wherein he had suf
fered because of unjust grading.
Prof. C. Whitney of Michigan, made an in
teresting address, showing in elaborate
Statistics the magnitude of the farming
interest, and counseling a thorough
and systematic organization. After such a
showing, ought not the farmers to have some
thing to say, and ought they not to organize
for the protection of their own interests? It
Was meet and proper in these days that the far
mer should be cultivated instead of the farms,
the productive industries Of the country
must pay off tho national debt, as the farmers
pay three-fourths of the taxes. This talk Of
''sending somebody" todook' after the interests
of the farmers would not do if the farmers
Wanted their rights respected they must per
sonally look after those matters which directly
affected them. Sixty-five per cent of the voters
are farmers, and yet they don't exercise their
authority in political matters. He urged the
farmers to organize, attend the primaries and
elections, and realize the importance of even
one vote.
The committee on resolutions, through their
chairman, H. C. Howard of Blue Earth county,
made their report, which was read by Dr. Col
lins of Grand Forks is follows:
Whereas great burdens have been imposed
upon several industries of agriculture, com
merce and manufacturing by usurped powers
of monopolies and the said abuses have as
sumed proportions which threathen the future
prosperity of our new Nortwhest therefore be
it
Resolved, First—That thorough organzation
Of the farmers, trades $nd commercial industries
of the new Northwest is necessary for the pro
tection of the industries of the many as against
usurped privileges offered and to that end im
mediate systematic organization is Urgently
recommended by this convention.
Second—That the usurped control and regu
lation of minimum capacity of elevators by rail
road corporations is destructive of independent
competition in the purchase of grain and such
usurped control should be abolished by the en
actment of stringent laws.
Third—That by reason of gross irregularities
in the grading and weighing of wheat now in
Semanded
ractice throughout the Northwest., it is hereby
of the legislature of Minnesota and
Dakota that comprehensive practical laws be
enacted for the government of grading and
weighing of grain, and to that end a law
iHIWHIHUWUi 'MlW'WtJI^IIjip UWWMIg
?_._ .£ ,,
Bimilar
to that in the state of Illinois, governing ware
houses, elevators and railroads is hereby com
mended to the said legislatures.
Fourth—That upon unrestricted through
transportation of wheat to eastern markets rests
the possibility of open independent competition
in tho grain market, and the future prosperity
of agricultural and commercial industnes of
our country demands of railroad corporations
liberal concessions to that end.
Fifth—That existing tariff rates now imposed
by railroad corporations as throughout the new
northwest are exorbitant, oppressive, and un
1 reasonable, and by reason of the interests of
said railroad corporations being
identical with that of the citizens of the coun
try traversed by said roads, it is demanded that
liberal reduction be made in the tariff rates of
said roads, without further or unreasonable do
lay.
Sixth—That the several industries of agricul
ture and commerce demands the enactment of
a law by the national congress governing and
regulating inter-state commerce, the same to
be put into operation without unreasonable de
lay.
Seventh—That the system of granting and
accepting free passes by and of railroad and
other transportation companies being nothing
more nor less than expensive systematic bri
bery, in the interest of monopyly as against
public duty and policy, the same should be
abolished by state and national legislation
Eighth—That the adulteration of food, med
icines and butter, inform of manufactured ole
omargerine, and similar brands, is destructive
of health and injurious to legitimate industries
and should be prohibited by law.
Ninth—That we deem the improvement of the
Minnesota river to and through Big Stone Lake,
Lake Traverse and tho Bed river by slack wa
ter navigation to be of vast importance to the
people of Minnesota and Dakota, as
it will open
up a free water route for their products and
commodities, and we ask our representatives
in congress to work and use their utmost exer
tions to secure necessary appropriations for
the extention of said navigation.
Tenth—That in the opinion of this conven
tion the letting out of convict and prison labor
is antagonistic, unwise and unjust to the rights
of mechanics and artisans, and should be
abolished by the state.
Eleventh—That this convention recognizes
the several agricultural and commercial asso
ciations existing throughout the Northwest as
important factors in securing relief from exist
ing burdensome abuses, and it is hereby ur
gently recommended that the said several as
sociations co-operate in securing as their rep
resentatives in and for all municipal, county,
state aud national governments the election of
men who shall be pledged to fidelity and the
enactment of equal and just laws for the sev
eral industries of our government, and that
such men shall be elected by reason of their
known uncorrupted and incorruptable charac
ter.
Whereas, The present system of national tax
ation by. the operation of protective tariff bears
heaviiv and unjustly upon the farming and la
boring classes of the Northwest by enabling
the manufacturer to demand higher prices for
leir goods, thus transferring the wealth of the
West into the pockets of the eastern monoplies,
thus unjustly taxing the
people
of the West
Aid whereas the present tariff, exceeds the le
gitimate expenses of the government, accumu
lating hundreds of millions of dollars in the
treasury to be stolen by n4y*niing rings of pol
iticans, therefore be it
Resolved, That we insist on our representa
tives in congress using their influenceand vote
to lower the present existing tariff as low as
possible forth6 supportofthe government
Mr. Bowen of ®ner Tail moved to adopt the
resolutions as read. Mr. Matson of Wilkin
moved as an amendment that the report of the
oommittee be received, which was agreed ta
XUULSOAD3 AHD TBANSPOBTASIOM.
The committee on railroadsr and transport*
tion made their report through the chairmaD)
Hiv'Br*54iof g^wn wusjty,
ir)Where£s, Ouf present'xailroad and ware,
house.laws are known t$ be defective,, and dq
pot giye officers acting under them proper an
it
Resolved*- That" this convention reeommend
that the next legislature of the State of Minne-i
sota is hereby requested to pass a railroad
warehouse law similar to the ones now in force
in the States of Massachusetts or Illinois.
Resolved, That? the members of this convene
tion go home to their respective districts and
use all the influences in their power to elect
members of the next legislature who will pledge
themselves to the support of such legislation
and"
Whereas, The members of the state senate of
Minnesota were chosen for four years, and those
who constituted the last state senate will form
the next be it
Resolved, That the members of this conven
tion, before the meeting of tho next senate, shall
use their best effortB with the present senators
for their interest and co-operation in this mat
ter, and thatj by petitions and resolutions from
their respective towns and counties they instruct
the memDers of the present senate to work for
the passage of such an act.
Resolved, That it is the desire of this con
vention that congress pass the necessary laws
regulating interstate commerce.
The report was received.
WHEAT GltADlNO AND ELEVATOBS.
H. G. Palmer Of Marshall) read the report of
the committee tin wheat grading and elevators}
jis follows:
.We find after thoroughly investigating the
present system of wheat grading that it is a
farco apl a cheat, because ijt does not express
the true value of wheat, and enriches the few
to the detrijnept ,of .the many.
The right usurped by. railroads
to establish minimum capacity and
kind of equipment of elevators is contrary to
public policy and calculated to destroy inde
pendent competition in the grain market We
recommend a free and Dpen market for our
products, and that railroads shall receive and
deliver such products to any point the shipper
may desire on the line of their roads. We rec
ommend a state inspector, appointed by the
supreme court or our governor,, to regulate a
Bystem of gradatidn df tlie true Value df wheat,
'ascertained by chemical analysis. We recom
mend and believe the only Way to redress these
grievances is by legislation....
The reports were laid Over fdr further con
sideration. Dr. Collins offered a resolution fb?
the appointment of a committee of fifteen, three
or each congressional district—to be selected
by the delegations now present— whose duty it
shall, be to extend, the work of agricultural asso
ciation's throughout tho state.
The appointment of the co'pimittoo was
agreed^Upon. The delegates from the differ
ent districts reported the folldwing-named geii
tlenien as the committee:
First—S. B. Sprague, Fillmore John Frank
Mower Charles G. Johnson, Freeborn Wil
liam Carrier,
Cjr.
W. Harrington, Wabasha.
Second—J. A. Lattimore, Faribault Daniel
Murphy, Waseca L. Aldrich, Murray H. C.
Howard, Blue Earth CharlesE. BrantJBrown.
Third—John Kokr, Chippewa U. Tanner,
Goodhue R. K. Guiteau, Dakota A. W. Tif
fany, Carver G. W. Day, McLeod.
Fifth—A. Burdick, Clay John P. Mon
roe, Otter Tail E. N. Davis, Kittson E. N.
Jellum, Becker Carrington Phelps, Stevens.
The fourth district was not ready to report,
and the selection of the committee from this
district was postponed.
The committee withdrew td select officers,
&nd- reassembling announced that the follow
ing had been selected: Chairman, A. W. Tiffa
ny, Carver secretary, J. J. Furlong, Mower
assistant secretary, G. W. Haigh, Blue Earth.
The question of wheat raising, the best vari
eties etc., together with general farming oper
ations, were the topics of discussion in thb
evening.
At the meeting on Friday, the names of the
hiembers of the committee of twenty-five from
the, Fourth congressional district were reported
and ratified. The full committee, with their
postoffice addresses, are as follows:
President—A. W. Tiffany, Norwood, Carver
county.
Vice President—Carrington Phelps, Morris,
Stevens county.
Treasurer—H. C. Howard, Lake Crystal,
Blue Earth county.
Secretary—J. J. Furlong, Austin, Mower
county.
Assistant Secretary—G. W. Haigh, Mankato,
Blue Earth county.
CONGRESSIONAL DISTBICT COMMITTEES.
First—S P. Sprague, Prosper, Fillmore
county (chairman) John Frank, Lo Roy, Mor
ver county (secretary) C. G. Johnson, Albert
Lee, Freeborn county G. W. Harrington,
Plainview, Wabasha county William Carrier,
Black Hammer, Houston County.
Second—M C. Howard, Lake Cristp.'i, Blue
Earth county (chairman) Charles G. Brandt,
New Ulm, Brown county (secretary) Leonard
Aldrich, Currie, Murray county J. A Lati
more, Winnebago City, Faribault county Dan
iel Murphy, Waseca county.
Third—G. W. Day, Glencoe, McLeod county
(chairman) H. K. Guiteau, Farmington, Dako
ta county (secretary) John Kohr, Montevideo,
Chippewa county U. Titnnc-r, Cannon Fulls,
Goodhue county, A. W. Tiffany, Norwood, Car
ter county.
Fourth—J. A. Btill, Edina Mills, Hennepin
county (chairman) N. Small, Anoka, Anoka
county (secretary M. Holstrom, Cocatoj
Wright county Stephen Howsen, -Isanti
county Hugh Campbell, Marine Mills, Wash
ington county.
Fifth—A. Burdick, Glyndon, Clay county
(chairman) Carrington Phelps, Morris, Ste
vens county (secretary) E. N. Jelluni.Lake
Park, Becker county E. N. Davis, DaViS,
Kfttson county John P. Monroe, Deer Creek,
Otter Tail county.
Finance Committee—E. N. D»vis, L. Aldrich,
Daniel Murphy.
The delegates present from the Fifth con
gressional district assembled in a corner of the
hall and selected a list of county sub-committees,
which are, in turn, to appoint township com
mittees. The county sub-committees are as fol
lows:
Kittson County—P. Hendrick and Mr.
Kum, Hallock.
Grant—Andrew Erlinson, Herman.
Stevens—W. Walker, It J. Hall.
Becker County—J. W. Dunn and M. J. Con
verse, Detroit.
Benton—Charles Schilling, Dielm John Wil
son. Sauk Rapids.
Stearns—E. H. Atwood, Maine Prairie.
Marshall—H. G. Palmer, Warren Ed Buns,
Stephen.
Sherburne—Charles George, Santiago.
Wilkin—E. Matson, Breckinridge.
Polk—E. Columbus.
Red Lake Falls—M R. Brown, Crookstonj
Nels O. RotilsWel, Neilsville.
Pope—A. Anderson, Nora Patrick Jones,
Glenwood.
Traverse—C. T. Harris, Brown's Valley.
Wright—A. P. Miller,M Holmstrom, Cokato.
The report of the committee on railroads and
transportation was unanimously adopted in tha
Bame form-as it came from the committee.
And the original report of the committee on
resolutions were adopted without dissent.
Mr. Reynolds offered the following resolu
tions:
Resolved, That it is the request of this con
vention that the next legislature pass a law
compelling all millers or mill operatives, car
rying on a gristing or exchange business, to da
said -gristing or exchange at the rate of one
fifth toll, namely: Thirty-five pounds straight
flour, eight pounds bran, five pounds shorts
This is for No. 1 wheat, and all the lower grades
in proportion.
The Reynolds resolution was put to a vote
and adopted.
Hon. Clark Thompson and other officers of
the State Agricultural society were invited to
come forward and take seats beside the chair
man, which courtsey was accepted.
Mr. Tiffany of Carver offered the following
resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That it is igh time in this country
that we revive the sterling principles of oui
fore-fathers, "That the office shall seek the
man, rather than the man the office."
The address authorized by the convention tc
be issued to the people of the state, will be
prepared for publication by the committee of
three, to whom the duty was entrusted, withir
the next few days.
After deliberating for three days, the con
vention of farmers from Minnesota and Da
kota adjourned Thursday sine die. In addition
to t. foil and free expression of their grievances,
and suggestions as to the proper remedies, tha
delegates took official action upon several
matters of interest and importance to the farm
ing classes. Briefly summarized, the most
important work of the convention was as fol
lows: A plainly expressed intention to control
the next legislature in the farmer's interests,
which was really the object of the convention
the appointment of a state committee, as ex
pressed in the language of the resolution,
"to extend the work of agricultural as
sociations throughout the state"—in othex
words, to carry on the farmers' campaign a
plain and frank avowal that no third party ig
sought to be organized, but the farmers will
fight for their rights inside the lines of the pres
ent political organizations a vote of censure
upon the so-called "Minneapolis pine land
ring" favoring the opening for settlement ol
the agricultural lands of tne Red Lake Indian
reservation, and for the Bale of the pine timbei
on the reservation for the benefit of the Indians
urging the next legislature to investigate th«
subject of corporate taxation, and especially ol
all railroad properties, including
railroad lands condemning thi
present railroad and warehouse laws, and urg
ing upon the legislature the passage of a rail
road warehouse law similar to the ones now in
force in Massachusetts and Illinois asking
congress to pass the necessary laws governing
insterstate commerce denouncing the presem
system of wheat grading as a farce and a cheat
condemning the monopoly existing between
the railroads and the elevators recommending
the appointment of a state gram inspector, ap
pointed by the governor or the supreme court:
protesting against the excessive railroad
freight charges denouncing the policy of stat«
officials or members of the legislature in ac
cepting free passes over the railroads: recom
mending the prohibition of th«
manufacture of oleomargarine endorsing
the improvement of the Minnesota river to ana
through Big Stone Lake,. Lake Traverse and
the Red river objecting to the letting out oi
convict and prison labor opposing the pro
tective tariff system condemning the excessivi
toils exacted by custom millers declaring ir
favor of the principle that the office shall seel
the man: appointing a committee to issue ai
address to the people of the state. Duly ac
credited representatives were in attendianci
from forty-one counties, aggregating 135 del
egates. In addition, there were present a largi
number of farmers, not regularly appointed ai
delegates, but who were allowed to take, par
in tne proceedings—the convention embrac
ing, all told, about 200 members.
'•After Bobinson, what?" asked
Massachusetts paper. And we though/
we saw a chance to come in with a littli
pair, and said "Cru-oe," of course. An4
the intelligent compositor caine in an/
busted the-pot by printing it "Alfrei
I^i^.—Bujlmgton ^wkeye,
CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS:
Senator .Hawley has introduced a bill to au
thorize the secretary of the navy to offer a re
ward of #35,000 for rescuing or ascertaining
the fate of the Greely Arctic expedition. Mr
Hawley said such a reward might induee ships
bruising in or about the Arctic seas to keep a
lookout for the exploring party or turn occa-i
sionally out of their own course in order to
gather information about it The plan was
suggested by George Kennan, the Arctic trav
eler, when- called before the Greeley relief
board to give his views concerning the rescue
of Greeley and his comrades.
The president has sent to the senate the fol
lowing nominations: Sumner Howard, Michi
gan, chief justice of the supreme court of Ari
zona Case Broderick, Kansas, associate jus
tico of tho supreme court of Idaho Jacob B.
Blair, Wyoming Maj. Orville Babcock to be
lieutenant colonel of the corps of engineers.
The president transmitted to the house a
letter from Secretaries Lincoln and Chandler
opposing the proposition to offer a reward for
tne discovery and relief of the Greely party by
private enterprise. They think it unadvisable
to offer an incentive to inadequately prepared
private partieswhen the government expedition
is thoroughly equipped. Another reason urged
against the prdpOBitidn is that the government
by inviting such co-operation, will assume
Certain responsibility toward those whom it
thus induces to enter on a hazardous enterprise
and its offers bf to-day may lead to the neces
sity of further expeditions for relief Or rescue
The senate- The Indian affaire cdni niitiee
reported it inexpedient td establish a military
academy west bf the Mississippi for Indian
youths. The foreign relations committee re
ported a bill for tne inspection Of meats fOi
exportation, prohibiting the importation oi
adulterated food, and authorizing the presi
dent to make proclamation in certain certain
ceees.
The house. The foreign affairs comniittee
s,ubniitted a repbrt vfrith- resolutions on the re
tyirn by Pripce Bismarck df the house resolu
tions on fierr .Lasker. The report Warmly
commends the Wise action bf the state depart
ment in the matter, and the resolutions merely
recite that the resolution was intended as a trib
ute bf respect to Lasker' and the house does
not deem it requisite to its dignity to criticise
the nianner in which the resolution was received
in Germany. After speeches by Messrs.
Ochiltree, Phelps, Cox of New York,
Deuster and others, the report and
resolutions were adopted like^i^e resolutions
thanking the Liberal Union members bf the
German parliartient for their acknowledgment
of. the expression bf sympathy contained the
house resolution on Lasker. The elections
committee in the case of Garrison vs. Mayo,
Virginia, reported awarding tho seat to Garri
son. By a vote df 137 tb 118 the house decided
to consider the bill to extend the whisky bond
ed period.
The bill increasing the salaries of U. S.
Judges to #5,000 is still before the Senate, and
elicits a good deal of discussion, as also Blair's
bill appropriating money for education.
The House election committee reported in
favor of the contestant inthe contested election
of Garrison against MayO, from. the. First dis
trict of Virginia, thus Unseating Mr. Mayo, whb
Is a readjuster. Mr. Mayo Was allowed an
hodr in which to present his side of the case.
His partingaddressresulted in .heated colloquy
between Messrs. Ranney of Massachusetts, a
republican hieniber df the committee on elec
tions, and John S. Wise, readjilster member
from Virginia, on one side, and Turner df
Georgia, chairman df the elections committee
and Tucker Of Virginia, on the other, relative
to the action bf the bbard of canvassers of Vir
ginia in throwing out the vote of an entire
county, on account of an informality
in the seal Of the return.
In the debate in the house on the bonded
whisky extension bill, Mr Willis in whoso dis
trict most of the Whisky is stbred, claimed that
the whole Northwest,, as well as Kentucky, was
greatly interested in this bill and, among other
reasons, stated that the whisky industry used
25,000,000 bushels of corn two years ago, and
bnly 18 000,000 bushels this year, and that the
Whisky in bond is owned by all classes of ped
ple, and principally by people of ordinary
means, who had to borrow from the banks con
tinually since the over production of whisky
has made their investment a bad one. He then
gave the history of the measure, showing that
a proposition for the indefinite extension of the
bonded period had been unanimously reported
by the ways and means committee last congress,
and had passed the house with only twenty-nine
votes against it
On motion of Senator McMillan the senate
referred to the committee on woman suffrage
the petition of Sarah B. Stearns, C. M. Cole
man, Mary E. Murdock, Dr. Anna W. Broskwa,
George W. Kimberly, Mrs. E. S. Hammond
and eighty-one other citizens of Minnesota, re
questing the passage of a sixteenth amendment
to the constitution prohibiting states disfran
chising citizens on account of sex.
Tho house judiciary cotnmittee has agreed to
report favorably Representative Deuster's bill
to amend revised statutes so to provide that chil
dren born in a foreign country and now residing
in this country, Whose father or grandfather en
listed in the army of the United States, and eithor
died in its service, or honorably discharged, be
considered citizens of the United States.
In the senate, on motion of Mr. McMillan,the
papers accompanying the claim of W. H. Whit
ing of Litchfield, Minn., and a bill for his re
lief on account of injuries received
during the rebellion while indirectly in the ser
vice of the United States, were referred to the
committee on claims. Mr. McMillan also in
troduced, for reference to the committee on
public lands, the petition of H. T. Wells, John
Martin and five other citizens of Minneapolis,
in relation to the location of lands under the
homestead and pre-emption laws. The peti
tion, which was introduced at the request of
Senator Sabin, who is temporarily absent)
asked that such change be made in the law
that all bona fide purchasers from
original locations may be protected in their
titles in cases where the receipts have been is
sued to the original locators previous to the
sales by them, and that all cases of alleged
fraud, where the question arises after the issu
ing of the final receipt, may be tried in a court
by jury under direction of law arising in par
ticular cases, and requests the Minnesota del
egation that if any changes are made in the
present laws to insist that the nghts already ac
quired under existing laws shall be protected,
present titles quiet and patents issued in all
cases where finaLreceipts have issued without
contest before local officers.
The House spent nearly a whole day in dis
cussing, and finally passed a bill for the re
tirement of Gen. Averill, the noted cavalry
leader.
The senate bill for the constraction of a
railroad bridge across the St Croix river, in
Wisconsin and Minnesota, by the Chippewa
Falls & Western Railroad company, was
reported by Mr. McMillan to the senate to
day from the committee on commerce with a
favorable recomendation. The bill as reported
contains several amendments, the only materi
al, one of which consists of two additional sec
tions, as follows:
Sec. 3. That the said railroad company shall
have the right to construct passageways on
said bridge for foot passengers and vehicles of
every description, and to charge a reasonable
toll therefor, subject to the approval of the
secretary of war.
Section 4 provides that any alterations or
changes shall bo made at the expense of the
railroad company. It will be remembered that
the bridge is to be made of iron and steel, with
masonry piers.
A resolution of the board of trade of Minne
apolis has been presented to the house request
ing senators and members from Minnesota to
favor the mining and silver coinage bill, to pro
hibit the issuing of silver certificates, and also
for the redemption of those now in circulation.
Petitions from the Grand Army Post Nos. 9,
59, 63 and 28, department of Minnesota, were
presented in tho house by Mr. Strait, praying
congress to remove the restrictions ana grant
arrears and back pensions from the date of the
discharge to all who were discharged from the
United States service from injuries received
while in the line of duty.
Senator Dawes, from the enmmittee on In
dian affairs, has reported favorably the bill to
accept and ratify certain agreements made
with the Sioux Indians, and to grant the right
of way to the Dakota Central railway company
through the Sioux reservation in Dakota and
also the bill to accept and ratify certain agree
ments with the Sioux Indians, and to grant the
right of way to the Chicago, Milwaukee & St
Paul railway company through the Sioux reser
vation. These two bills have already been re
ported favorably by the house committee on
Indian affairs.
The senate has confirmed the following nom
inations: Consuls: Willis E. Baker, Illinois,
Rosario, Argentine Republic: Firth Charles
worth, Beloit, Kans., Funcbal Julius Stapel,
consul general, Shanghai Archer Russell Piatt,
consul, Chefoo, China Brewster Cameron,
Beloit, Kans., receiver of public moneys at
Tucson, Ariz. Jacob B. Blair, Wyoming, asso
ciate justice of the supreme court of Wyoming
Case Broderick, Kansas, associate justice of
the supreme court of Idaho. Postmasters:
George A. Selsby, Mitchell, Dak. John W.
Hart, Traer, Iowa W. J. Brown, Emmetsburg,
Iowa.
Senator Plumb, from the committee on pub
he lands of the senate, reported adversely the
bill introduced by Senator Cameron to restoro
to market and sale certain lands of the United
States in Minnesota, and to authorize their sale
subject to the right of flowage. They are the
lands withdrawn from sale by the proclam
ations of the United States issued March 2,1880,
April 5th, 1881, and Nov. 28,1881, the secretary
of war having represented that they would
be subject to flowage and re
quired for use in the construction and
maintenance of dams and other works proposed
to be erected for the improvement of the navi
gation of the Mississippi river and certain of
its tributaries. These lands are regarded as
valuable for their timber and for agricultural
purposes. The views of the committee will be
embodied in a report to be made to the senate
hereafter.
Mr. Strait presented to the house the resolu
tions of the board of trade of Minneapolis,
favoring the repeal of the act requiring the
coinage of two million silver dollars each
montE The resolutions were referred to the
committee of coinage, weights and measures.
Mr. Nelson introduced in the house a bill to
authorize the corporate authorities of Dnluth,
Minn., to construct and maintain a railroad
and common draw bridge, across the canal
leading to tne harbor ot Duluth also a bill to
authorize improvement 'of the water power in
the Mississippi river at Little Falls, Minn
Mr. Wakefield has introduced in the house a
bill for tho relief of 'Benjamin Franklin, and
granting a pension td Samuel Cook.
In Senate, Mr. Harrison moved to make the
bill for'the admission of South Dakota and the
organization of North Dakota into the Territory
oflincoln a speeial order for Thursday, April
a Xos£-33to22(notthewceesarvtwo-tturOi
Jn ti)A ajflrjjwmve).
MUOTA SEWS lite
Key. iL B! itbbot, rec^ijtly elected
president of Albert Lea college.
probably,
continue as pastor of thetPres
byterian schurch in Albert Lea until Ju
ly 1,1884. ..
Alexander Grant, of the district of
5Tale, British Columbia, was married on
Wednesday, March 12, to Miss- Eliza
beth Morris of Faribault, at the resi
dence of the bride's brother, by Rev. S.
B. Wilson.
The department of publio instructim
has issued a circular to superiijten dents
md principals of schools throughout
the state, stating that the state text
book law provides that after five years
there may be such alterations and re
visions of the books of the series as the
superintendent of public instruction
may direct. This time expires on July
I, 1884. With a view to ascertaining
what changes the experience of the past
five years directs, the superintendents
and principals are requested to inform
the department what books ought to be
contin.ubd without revision and what
should be removed from the list. Their
opinions as to any specific revision are
requested, and also their opinions as to
whether Whitney's "How to Speak and
Write" is preferable to Quackenbos'
"Elements," now in use.
A. convention of farmers and business
inen of southern Minnesota met at Her
on Lake the i3th inst:, to form an asso
ciation to be balled the Soutnweslern
Minnesota Home assbciatidq, and to ar:
bange plans and methods for inducing
those seeking permanent homes to come
to this section. The convention was an
enthusiastic one, and the necessity and
utility of proper advertising was fully
discussed: The convention appointed a
committee to wait on the boards of
trade at Mankato, St. Paul and Minnea
polis and solicit their assistance in di
recting emigiatiori to this section of the
(state:
The Grand Lodge of the Knights of
Honor, lately in session at Mankato,
elected the following officers: G. D.,
Allen Gerrish, St. Charles G. Y. D.,
W. P. Jennings, Crookston G. A. D.,
John Espy, St. Paul G. C., George
B. Arnold, Kasson G. R., S. W.
Burgess, Mankoto G. T., H. H. Luers,
Owatonna G. G.,George. H. Brundaye
Alexandria G. S., T. A. Harris,
Crookston George E. Cotton, Anoka
trustees, R. H. Stevens, St. Paul E.
C. Cauvette, Minneapolis C: A. Clau
son, Minneapolis representatives to
supreme lodge A. T. Stebbins,
Crookston W: T. Burr, St. Paul
alternatives, M. B. Bhadwidk, Owaton
na L. G. Wheeler, Austin state medical
examiner, Dr. E. W. Cross, Rochester.
The recent reception given to Prof.
Northrop, by ex-Gov. Pillsbury, devel
oped the fact there is an uncommonly
large number of Yale men in Minnea
polis, the list being as follows: Judge
Isaac Atwater, class of '44 Rev. N.
Chapin, '44 Judge John M. Berry, '47
Judge C. E. Vanderburgh, '52 W. H.
Norris, '54 S. C. Gale, '54 E. A. Pratt,
'58 Rev. Thomas D. Wells, '59 Rev. E.
S. Williams, 'GO George C'.
Ripley, '62 E. M. Williams,
'64 Charles P. Biddle, '66 Hemy B.
Beard, '67 W. H. Hinkle, '67 Charles
McC. Reeve, '70 Prof. Charles W.
Benton, '74 Rev. JohnL. Scudder, '74
John B. Atwater,'77 F. B.
Tjathrop,
'78 Charles B. Peck, '79 Preston
King, '80 Frank W. Booth, '80 Otis
H. Briggs, '81 Marcus D. Munn, '81
Hubert L. Moody, '82 H. Wadsworth,
'82 Frank Wadsworth, '83. At least
eleven of the twenty-six are lawyers, and
six are clergymen.
At Willmar, JohnUes, for stealing
wheat, was fined $100: William Abbott
for stealing a cow, $50 and John A
Anderson, for obtaining property under
false pretenses, $150. In default of
payment each went to jail.
The house of William Carncross of
Washington Lake, Sibley county, was
burned with its contents, the family
barely escaping with their lives.
Oren Cram, aged eighty-three years,
a veteran of the war of 1812, frequently
walks from his home to Perham, twelve
miles.
H. F. Hedsch, of Fergas Falls, has
been arrested for selling liquor at
wholesale without a government license.
Detective Hoy at Minneapolis made
an important arrest at the instance of
the Piukerton agency, Chicago, in the
person of James Malonev, a young man
of several aliases and known as an ex
pert burglar. Maloney is charged with
being a participant in the robbery of a
jewelry store at La Porte, led., about
one year ago, in which $15,000 worth of
property was taken.
State Storekeeper Berger has received
nine boxes of Springfield breech-load
ing rifles and ten officer's saddles, and
they are now stored at the armory. The
warlike material is for distribution
among the Stillwater, Austin and Litch
field military companies, and will be
shipped to them in a few days.
James A. Foote has been recommended
by Mr. Washburn as postmaster at
Anoka, Minn.
Werner Ropp, who for six years has
been editorially connected with the
Yolkszeitung in St. Paul, will leave for
New York this week to fill a position on
the New York Volkszeitung. Mr.
Ropp will be greatly missed from
among his large circle of acquaintances.
Frank McGinley, claims to have been
relieved of $280 in a St. Paul gin mill.
The coroner's jury in the case of B.
H. Nelson of Paxton, 111., killed at Et
ter, Minn., by the Dutchman Friday,
adjourned till Monday to go out and
view the ground. Deceased had in
charge a car of stock for Dakota on No.
15, west-bound freight, which was side
tracked. Nelson went ahead for some
reason. When first seen by the engi
neer of the Dutchman, he was thirty
feet ahead in the curve.
Gen. Flower says the state republi
can committee will not oppose district
representation.
The jail in Pine City was destroyed
by fire at about 2 o'clock Sunday morn
ing, and John Cope and William Leon
ard, who had been arrested by the vil
lage marshal and confined on a charge
of disorderly conduct the night previous,
perished in the flames. It is understood
that Leonard was a resident of Marsh
field, Wis., and that Cope's relatives
live at Hart, Mich.
A child fourteen months of age, whose
parents live about two miles northeast
of Elmore, was smothered to death by
being put upon the bed by children,
and on turning over became entangled in
the clothes in such a manner as to stop
its breath.
The residence of Thomas Dresser, at
Northfield, was burned, the contents
being saved. Loss, covered by insur
ance of $1,500.
Conrad Schmidt, the well known res
taurateur of St. Paul died the morning
of the 16th inst., of cancer in the stom
ach, after a long illness. In 1855 Mr.
Schmidt came to St. Paul and in com
pany with Mr. Schiller, who died about
ten years ago, opened the restaurant on
West Third street, which has since
become so well known in the city.
Lumbermen are rapidly coming out
of the woods, and the average reports
from various camps is sufficient to show
that the lumber cut is very largely in
creased over last season.
Southern Minnesota millers and grain
men issue proclamation against soft
wheat.
At AlbertLeaWilliam Morinwas dis
charged and rearrested. He charges
blackmail.
An unknown man was found dead on
between Point Dougias and Aftohj
oently:
Patriot McQoverp, ^e.d abo^t spiy
years, ai^activf industrious farmed of '*s.
the town of High
water, (3ottonwqod
county,, started from Lamberlim in a
terrible storm, and waa found sitting in
his sleigh next morning frozen to death.
St! ,Paul merchants explain their fail
ure to extend their trade to points on
the Northern Pacific west of Walla Wal
ia by pointing to the freight tariff of
that road issued March 1. This tariff
not only cuts off all competition on the
part of St. Paul Merchants with those
of Portland, but also discriminates in
favor of such Eastern cities as New York,
Cincinnati, Pittsburg and in a measure
Chicago.
At a meeting held at the Huff house,
Winona, March 14, at which there was
favorable representation of the millers
and grain dealers of Southern Minneso
ta, and numerous letters and telegrams
authorizing action to be taken to x^arn
the farmers against sowing soft 'Wheat
and that Containing any smutj it was
Resolved, That we as millers &hd
grain dealers do agree that we will
make a great difference in the pfice of
hard wheat over soft wheat in the com
ing Crop that this discrimination
against soft wheat be a timely notice to
all farmers in their spring seeding
The governor appointed T. H. M. Y.
Appleby judge of probate of Kittsdn
county to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of J. D: Stetson. G. Demajg
of Hallock was previously appointed,
but was found to be disqualified by non
residence:
A valuable blooded colt, belonging to
the Hon. Buck, at Mankato, was
found dead in his stall onfei day thi8
week, having got liis halter so wound
around his nose as to choke him to
death. Another colt in the same stall—a
double one—was also down and nearly
dead when found
At St. Paul, oU Wednesday six yOung
ladies entered the novitiate of the sis
ters of St. Joseph and one sister made
her perpetual vows. The ceremony
took place in St." Joseph's Academy at
4 o'clock, and a very large audience was
present in the chapel. The voting lad
ies who enter the sisterhood for a two
years' trial or novitiate, prior to taking
the veil, are Misses. Lillie Comer of
GraceVille, Ellen McGinhis of Red
Wing, Elizabeth Kirby of Ireland, Mary
Gleason of St. Paul, Ellen Elliott and
Ellen Parle of Stillwater. The sister
who has finished her novitiate and has
taken perpetual vows was Mary Dilloii
of Hastings, who assumed the name of
Sister Mary Augusta.
Adjutant Gen. MacCarthy received
from the government 180 stands of
Springfield rifles 45 calibre, of the la
test pattern, with Wingate sights
These arms are for the use of the na
tional guard
The Hastings Union Industrial asso
ciation will hold its fair of 1884 Septi
16,17 and 18. Tliis association has a
surplus of $1,700 on hand, and pays
large premiums and purses.
The Northern Pacfiic through train,
leaving St. Paul Tuesday evening the
18th, took out 562 passengers. Of this
number 133 were for points in Minneso
ta, 97 for points in Dakota, 45 for points
in Montana and Idaho, 48 for Portland,
2 for other points in Oregon, 54 for
poinds on Puget Sound and 133 for
other points in Washington Territory.
John Green, an employe of the Gull
River Lumber company, left Brainerfl
Wednesday night the 19th about 6
o'clock for Gull River, Upon the ar
rival of the freight- train at 10 p. m. his
remains, terribly mangled, dropped
from the brake rods, stripped of his
clothing. He was run over about four
miles west of Brainerd. He leaves a
wife and two children.
John Beck.a Swede laborer,employed
as a woodchopper last winter,
committed suicide at Sliakopee. He
tied a buckskin thong to the trigger of
his shotgun, and placing the muzzle in
to his Inouth, fired, (lying instantly.
Deceased was very much addicted to
drink. The coroner was called, but tha
case was too clear and an inquest waa
thought unnecessary.
James Mack's saw mill near Alexan
dria burned. The machinery was saved.
It was freely stated the 13th that tho
run of the fast mail train from Chicago
to St. Paul, was the fastest ever made
between those cities. This is not so.
The time—12 hours and 23 minutes—
has been beaten three times, twice by
the Milwaukee & St. Paul, and once by
the Royal Route. The Royal Route
made the run in 11 hours and 19 min
utes, which is the fastest ever made be
tween the two cities.
Dr. G. Yon Poll of Waconia has been
held in $1,000 bonds, on a charge of
ravishing a young girl who lived in hia
family. He asserts his innocence.
An accident happened at Dundaa
Wednesday, about 1 o'clock, on the
Minneapolis & St. Ltfiis and the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St? Paul roads,
which resulted in totally demolishing
two engines, and crashing a brakeman'a
leg badly as to necessitate amputation.
Rev. George E. MacLean has been
called to the chair of English literatur
in the State university. He was born in
Rockville, Conn., Aug. 31,1850, and his
early years were spent in Great Bar
rington, Mass. He was prepared for
college at Westfield by Rev. Charles
Durfee, and afterward at Williston sem
inary." East Hampton. In 1876
entered Williams college, gradu
ated in 1871, and four years
later received the degree of
master of arts. He entered Yale Theo
logical seminary in 1871, and took his
degree three years later. He matricu
lated in the university of Leipzig in
1881, and devoted himself to philological
and historical stu dv in biblical exegesis
and criticism, and in English in the
field of Anglo Saxon. He heard
lectures from the most eminent profes
sors in these departments. During the
winter semester of 1882-1883 he was a
member of the University of Berlin,
and from thence went to England,
studying at Cambridge and the British
museum his favorite subject, the Anglo
Saxon. He returned again to Leipzig
and took the degree of bachelor of
philosophy.
A Duluth druggist's laboratory and
the telephone company's dynamo are
run by water motors.
Eighty-iour days of continuous sleigh
ing have been counted this winter in
Winona.
Articles of incorporation of the Evans
ville, (Douglass county) Creamery com
pany were filed recently with the secre*
tary of state, with a capital of $10,000
and the limit of liability $5,000. The
incorporators are A. J. Burlsel, O. N.
Ostrum and others, all of Evansville
and vicinity.
The nomination of Rev. B. B. Abbot
of Albert Lea, as president of Albert
Lea college, has been confirmed by the
trustees.
The trunk of G. W. Sherwin, contain
ing $100 in cash, was stolen from the
depot at Duluth.
Tack Spurglon was arrested at Waa
pacca an accessory, before the fact, to
the killing of old man Vierka, the
German former. Harris, the confessed
murderer, says that after he killed
Vierka Spurglon was to come and rob
the house of $600, which they under
stood the old couple had hidden away.
If necessary, he was to kill Mrs. Vierka.
Mrs. Thomas Slay of Wautoma, Waus
hara oounty, committed suicide by cut*
ting her throat. Xh* miid4ooladaugh
ter last June drora hn nay and ah*

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