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"William O'Brien Arrested at Faribaulton
a Serious Charge— it Mis
taken Identity.
Bobbery of a Man in a Sice's Point
Boarding House of Fifteen Hun
dred Dollars.
Accident at Dulutli--Thc McDonough
Will Case Settled, Involving
News Irom Various Points of the
Northwest G leaned by Globe
Off Witli the Prisoner.
Special to the Globe.
Pembixa, Dak., Sept. 7.—Detective J.
L. Ripley and assistant of Boston. Mass.,
arrived here Saturday night from Winnipeg
with Lawrence Brainerd, ex-president of
the St. Albans Trust company, St. Albans,
Vt.. who is wanted for jumping his bail
jome time ago. Chief Murray of Winnipeg
and attorney for Mrs. Helen Brainerd, came
Sown last night to brim: Brainerd hack, if
possible, but the wily detectives bad a team
bitched up, and in a few minutes the de
tectives with their game were leaving Pem
bina at breakneck speed. As the team has
not returned, it is impossible to say where
they boarded the train. They will probably
pass through St. Paul this evening or to
morrow morning.
, *—
Is it Hltaken Identity?
Special to the Globe.
Fakibaui/t, Minn.. Sept. 7. —William
O'Brien, aged about 22, of this place, was
arrested here to-day accused of opening a
letter addressed to a man of the same name
at Stillwater, last Tuesday, and taking !
therefrom a check for 3200, getting a hotel
keeper of that place to identify him and
securing the cash from one of the banks.
Chief Matt Shortall arrived here this even
ing and took O'Brien with him on the S
o'clock train. O'Brien claims it is a case of
mistaken identity and that he can easily
prove an alibi.
Accident at Dulutu.
Special to the Globe.
Dulxtth, Minn., Sept. 7.—George Smith.
a teamster, had his leg broken to-day by
the new derrick at the granite monument
works. A large rock was being lifted and
the weight sprung the rope. The derrick
was pulled over and fell upon Smith. lie
is about 10 years of age.
To Search for the Body.
Special to the Globe.
Drum. Minn., Sept. 7.—Engineer j
Chalk of the fire department was called to
Battle Lake by telegraph to search for a
man by the name of Peterson, who was
drowned at that place Sunday. Chalk left
this afternoon with his diving suit.
District Court.
Special to the Globe.
DtTLUTU, Minn., Sept. 7. —The district
•ourt convened this morning, Judge Steams
presiding. There are fifty-three civil and
ive criminal cases on the calendar.
Coming' to the Fair.
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, Dak., Sept. 7, — large delega
tion, in charge of the mayor and sheriff, has
gone to the Minnesota state fair.
Lost IJis Hand.
Fpoclal to the Globe.
Fabgo, Dak., Sept. 7. — William Cochran
to-day had a hand amputated, the result of
an injury received in threshing near Daven
A Well-Laid Scheme Frustrated by a
Shot T2»at Took Effect.
It will be remembered that sometime in
the early part of August, says the Gleifcoe
Register, a young man by the name of El
mer Steare was arrested on the charge of
robbing his room-mate in the City hotel of
some $200. A part of the money was found
upon his person, and. when brought before
the justice, he confessed the crime. Since
that time the young man has been an in
mate of Sheriff Kohler's boarding house.
He affected great penitence, protesting that
it was his first offense and was committed
in a moment of desperation, etc., etc.
The prisoner has been treated with
the utmost kindness by the jailor and his
family who really felt great sympathy for
him. He had been allowed free use of the
corridors and, until within a few days, had
not been locked in his cell at night. A few
days ago the conduct of the young man ex
cited the suspicion first of Mrs. Kohler. He
appeared to be unusually restless, and spent
a good deal of his time looking out through
the grates and examining the windows, and
when two or three days ago he expressed a
desire to have his linen shirts done up and
brought to him, it was noticed that his
clothing was snugly tied up in a bundle;
the sheriff concluded that it was time to
put him in the cell nights and keep
an eye out for any parties who might
come to his rescue from without, and
finally the sheriff got hold of positive proof
that a scheme was on foot for a raid on the
jail, Of course lie could not tell whether
it was to be made in a quiet way by furnish
ing the prisoner with the means of cutting
his way out, or with a force sufficiently
large to storm the castle and release the
prisoner. For several nights past the jail
has been vigilantly watched by the police,
and the arrivals on all trains closely scanned.
On the arrival of the 10 o'clock a. in.
train, Tuesday, a stranger stepped off,
who, by his resemblance to the prisoner,
attracted the attention of Officer Gil
lick. After looking about a while,
as if to get his bearings, he walked leis
urely down Greeley street, and turning into
Franklin street went on toward the court
house, thence up McLeod street past the
jail, eyeing the building very closely as he
passed; he went north over the railroad
track and disappeared and no trace of him
could be found, although diligent search
was made in all parts of the town. Night
came on, and Deputy Sheriff Harrison was
placed on watch outside the jail. At about
12 o'clock he detected a man approaching
the window on the southeast corner
of the building. Harrison called to him
to halt. Immediately the man started
toward him. Harrison called halt on him
twice, but the fellow continued to advance
directly toward him, when he fired, lodging
twenty or thirty fine shot in his left leg.
This brought the fellow to a halt. By this
time Steve Martin appeared upon the scene.
He was sent for Drs. Maloy and Dorsey,
while Sheriff Kohler assisted in taking the
wounded man into the jail, where the two
Brothers met under quite different circum
stances from what they had planned. It
appears that this brother, Z. D.
Steare, had come all the way from :
Wicksburg, Pa., to release his younger
brother, bringing with him files and other
implements for the accomplishment of his j
purpose. The wounded leg is badly swollen j
and the young man is suffering severe pain. j
Taken altogether it is a pretty tough expe- i
rience for the two brothers, but just such
an experience as should await every young
man who starts out on a life of crime. The
thief is 33 and the would-be jail deliverer
26 years old. They will be very likely to
have plenty of leisure to think over their
illy planned and worse executed schemes.
St. Peter.
The fair held here on Saturday, in point
of attendance and interest manifest, was
'not equal to some fairs held in former
years, but the show of stock, especially pure
blooded stock, was much better than any
former fair ever held in the county. The
pure blood Short Horns, Devon, "jerseys
and Holsteius were here in large numbers
and backed up with their pedigrees. There
were also a number of registered Norman
horses on the ground, also Clydesdale and
thoroughbred trotters. The display of pigs
and chickens was good, while the dis
play of vegetables was light. There
were no races whatever, which made
the fair devoid of the usual
excitement and interest, although all pro
nounce the fair a success... A serious ac
cident occurred at Lake Washington on
Friday. Mr. Wakefield and son were en-
Craged in stacking hay, and through some
mishap Mr. Wakefield fell from the fop of
the stack-to the bottom and capita down on
a corn knife, cutting a gash in his leg over
seven inches long and clear to tlie b0n0....
A match game of ball was played at the
fair grounds Saturday afternoon, between
the Unknowns of Ottawa and the Hospital
Rovers of this city. The score was 4 to 1 in
favor of the Ottawa nine The independ
ent ' military company of , this city
have new uniforms Misses Amelia and
Bertha Bittner, who have been
visiting their parents here the past month.
returned to St. Paul Saturday Miss
Ethel Bell left for St. Paul Saturday to at
tend the training school .. Henry Dunkel
beck of Kasota had a line bay mare stolen
from his pasture on Friday evening Mr.
Baxter will open the Third Street rink
Oct. 1 Mrs. Arbes of West Newton
died on Friday last with an abcessofthe
liver. She had been a resident of this
county for over eighteen years Kinkel &
McCook were awarded the contract
to plaster the new hospital.
They have over twelve thousand yards
to put 0n. . . .Mr. S. 11. Baker, who pur
chased an interest in the mill at Rapidan,
will leave for his new home Thursday
On Thursday evening a robbery was com
mitted at the farm-house of Mr. Frey of
Kasota. Mr. Frey was engaged in helping
one of his neighbors thresh, and about 0
o'clock Mrs Frey went out to milk and was
not gone 20 minutes, but during the time
some person entered the house and from a
smallpox took $50 in cash and a S3OO draft
on a Mankato bank and $.1000 in notes
Misses Ella and Alta Clark, who have been
visiting with relatives and friends here the
past two months, returned to their home in
Hamline Monday morning.
The many friends of Miss Susie Serve
tius gave her a surprise party on her birth
day, last Saturday evening, bringing many
presents. A very pleasant evening waS
spent by all Miss Mattie Banter gave a
party to her many friends on Saturday....
Many are asking" about the alleged bribery j
of the court commissioner. Upon investi
gation it was proven that no bribes were i
offered... .Rev. F. O. Holinan of St. Paul
preached morning and evening at the M. |
E. church The Woman's Missionary so- j
ciety of the M. E. church will meet at the i
lecture room on Friday evening .. .Mr. 11. i
R. Moore. Jr.. who has been visiting in the
East for the past two or three
months, returned on Sunday morning. ,
... The opening of the public schools
Monday morning indicated that even with ,
the increased facilities secured by the erec- i
tion of the new school, the entire buildings
will be taxed to their fullest capacity. Prof. j
Rankin and the tried corps of teachers have i
gained an enviable reputation, calling pu
pils from adjoining towns and from the en
tire county to come and pay a tuition for
the privilege of attendance... .The Globe
was the only daily on sale on Sunday morn
ing, supplying a long-felt want. .. .Owa
tonna again feels honored by the selection
of Hon. M. 11. Dunnell by the waterways
convention as one of the delegates from
Minnesota to present our claims. .. .The re
mains of Mrs. E. M. Brooks were taken to
Winona Monday. Alter the burial Mr. j
Brooks will return to Hayward, Wis. ... ;
Rev. Mr. Mendenhall of Grand Forks occu
pied the pulpit at the Presbyterian church
on Sunday.
The mean temperature of August. 63.8°,
as furnished by D. R. McGinnis of the
United States signal service, has been :
colder than that of any previous Au
gust of which there is any record. The
highest was 83.9 ° and the lowest 37.8°,
on the morning of the 36th, when a frost
occurred, but without any serious injury to
the crops. .. The society for the prevention
of cruelty to animals got permission Satur
day evening to put in a temporary well
on Mill square for the winter.
Next spring they intend putting
in a fountain and having water on the cor
ners of the most prominent streets .. The
Young Mens' Christian association lecture i
course will be opened on Thursday evening,
Oct. 1. by the Stoeving String and Quartet
company. The course will be comprised of j
six entertainments, nearly all of which have j
been secured. The ni usical - department!
will be under the direction of Dr. Parker, of. j
Carleton college ...The city council held i
their regular meeting last Saturday evening. I
Petitions for two new bridges were made,
but no action was taken on them. No
other business of importance was brought
Fergus Falls.
The grain stacks of Hugh Hunter of I
Maine were destroyed by fire last Wednes
day night. Loss about 700 bushels of !
wheat and fifteen tons of timothy hay.
Cause incendiary. Mr. Hunter is a poor
man and totally blind and left in destitute
circumstances J. N. Pratherof San Jose, I
CaL, was in the city last week for the pur
pose, if possible, of organizing a company
to manufacture the " Shippee combined !
harvester, header and separator in this city. '
The machine is already in successful opera
tion on the Pacific slope, with large works
at Stockton. Cal. Mr. Prather proposes to
sell the right to manufacture for Minnesota
and Dakota to a stock company of from :
$12,000 to 820,000 as a starter.
Red Winsr.
A teachers' institute will be held in this j
city during the week, commencing Sept. 14.
A. Benham has sold a 180 acre farm in j
Belvidere. to K. 1). Knutson, and an eighty
acre farm in Belle Creek to John l!yan and !
Patrick Breslin for 87,500 The mystic'
order of seven will attend the state fair
Wednesday....The next G. A. R. reunion
will be held at Lake City, Minn L. Berg
quist has purchased a lot on the corner of
Tenth and South Park streets and will com- :
mence the erection of a residence immedi- i
ately. . .Several members of the liver's j
Comedy company left that organization
during its stay in this city last week.
The public schools opened yesterday with
a good attendance. The attendance at I
the Normal is much greater than at the
same time last year Home-grown water
melons are coming in by the wagonload '
A new and substantial walk has been laid I
in front of the City bank There was a j
special meeting of the city council last
night .. The new opera chairs for the Con- i
gregational church have not yet arrived ... i
The school board meets to-night .. .Prof. ;
J. T McCleary was in the city Sunday.
He left for Pipestone yesterday, where he
will conduct an institute. It has not yet
been determined whether the institute to" be
held in this county will be held in Mankato
or Garden City Threshing is rapidly be
ing carried on among the farmers, and the :
returns so far for wheat inidcate a good ;
River Fulls.
The recent frosts have occasioned con
siderable damage to the corn crop of this j
vicinity . The EUesworth extension of the
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha
road is now ready for track laying, with the ;
exception of a rock cut through the city.
Work on this is going on night and day..".
Prof. Charles Treidel, (he new principal of I
the public schools, is in town preparing for j
the opening of school Rev. C. H. Rogers '
is back from his vacation, and preached his '<
return sermon yesterday Mrs. Charles j
Smith has finished her labors at the National
Teachers' association and has returned to i
this city.
Chippewa. Falls.
The Third regiment, Wisconsin State
malitia. arrived to-day and are in camp on
the grounds arranged for them by the i
county. The city is filling up with strangers
and a big week is anticipated. Gov. Rusk ;
and staff are to be here on Wednesday. ... !
The Patti-Rosi Concert company give an j
entertainment at the opera house to-night i
Farmers report the average wheat yield !
in this county at less than fifteen bushels. j
Potatoes are rotting badly in this section ;
... .Extensive logging contracts are being j
made for the coming winter with increased i
activity in lumber matters.
lie Mass.
G. W. Hunt, editor of the Democrat, was
on our streets yesterday, the first time in ;
eighteen weeks .. .The two or three frosts j
that have been here have hurt the corn very
little if at all, unless on the low lands
Cabbages and sweet potato vines have been
pipped....Quite an amount of the wheat
thus far threshed rates No. 4, and is very
thin in appearance Dr. A. M. Collins,
associate editor of the Chicago
Lever, began a series of tem
perance lectures- here on Wednesday
night last. The speaker is very fluent, but
Inflicts old gags on his hearers .. The
Oakes Bros, give an entertainment here
next Saturday night Mr. Chris. Koeh
ler, used GO years, and a prominent citizen
of this city, died on Friday morning and
was buried Sunday. .. .Company G, I. N.
G., left for the Clear Lake encampment last
night. They went by the way of Sheldon.
... .A number of our citizens have been
subpoenaed to Logan as witnesses in the
forgery and arson cases against James Hop
Mason City.
Mason City is a beautiful town of 4,000
inhabitants, situated at the junction of Wil
low and Lime creeks, in the northern part
Cent) Gordo county and within ten miles of
Clear Lake. The country surrounding
Mason City is one of the finest agricultural
sections in the whole state of lowa. The
laud is well adapted for all kinds of grain.
Some thirty years ago the first settlement
was made by a few Eastern men, who fore
saw that the then mighty wilderness would
one day be turned and transformed into a
prosperous and rich country, full of life and
civilization. Many a sturdy pioneer no
donbt fancied he saw in the future
a city expanding its borders on
either side of the streams above
mentioned. Who knows but many a
prophecy was made at the neighborhood
gatherings or at the family circle within
the little log cabin about a great city being
built here. If any of the old settlers can
call to mind such anticipations or forebod
ings, it will certainly cheer his declining
years to see his wildest dreams fast ap
proaching realization, if not completely so.
Every one knows that live and energetic
men are the backbone of any city or town.
If you have men of enterprise, men of
energy in a town with any of nature's ad
vantages, there is nothing to prevent you
from having a town that will be a credit to
all who live within its borders. That
Mason City has men of such characteristics
there is ample proof. While the town has
not advanced with that rapidity which has
been manifested in the development
of Dakota towns, yet its growth
has been steady and substantial.
In speaking of the people of our town it is
proper to say that they are not only en
dowed with the qualities referred to, but as
a people, generally speaking, cannot be
outdone for hospitality, kindness and a wil
lingness to see one another prosper and do
well. No such thing as jealousy and big- j
otry rinds a lurking place in Mason City,
either religiously or otherwise. There is •
that unity in action, that pure and unselfish
feeling existing among the people of Mason
City which is indeed commendable. There
is at present three railroads running into
the town. The main line of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul, tke Austin branch
(which belongs to tins road) and the Central
of lowa. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul hare their shops and round
house here, it being a divis
ion of that line. No little credit
is diie the last named company and its
worthy officers for the aid they brought to
Mason City, and the establishing of their
shops here is a great help to the city. Some
525.000 a month are paid by the company j
to employes who live at this place. There j
could be no better point in this state for
manufacturing of all kinds. There is a
cooper factory hen; and a soap factory, and
they are the principal manufactures we have
here at present. The worthy city council, j
headed by the best mayor Mason City lias '
ever had. O. T. Dennison, have been busy j
this season putting in a system of water ;
works. The cost amounts to close on $80,
--000, and is a grand undertaking.
South iiai<.;>ia Convention.
According to the provisions of the law |
enacted by the late territorial legislature at :
Bismarck the several delegates elected will .
assemble at Sioux Fails and be called to
order on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 12 o'clock
noon, to 'Miry into effect this act: "An act !
providing Tot a constitutional convention,
preparatory to the admission of Dakota ■
into the Union, and for other purposes."
The apportionment of representation to
this convention provides for the election by
the people in the several counties south of
the forty-sixth parallel of 140 delegates j
from forty-eight counties, and all organized
counties south of this parallel not mentioned
in the apportionment section shall be entitled
to one delegate additional to the number :
mentioned. These delegates were elected
on Tuesday, June 31, as provided for, and j
so far as learned all the counties responded
and elected delegates, with possibly a few !
exceptions, though in most cases the vote
polled was light Section »5 of this act pro
vides the duties of the convention to be
"to draft a constitution for all of Dakota
south of the forty- parallel] republican
in form, in which the bound ries of the new
state shall be defined. It shall provide for i
an election by the people of the new state,
at which election the proposed constitution
shall be submitted for ratification, and at
which election there shall be chosen state
officers, members of congress, mem
bers of the legislature and all
other officers provided for in said
constitution, and the convention shall
further provide the necessary means for
holding said election and reassembling the
legislature thus elected. The provisions of !
this act are full and complete, especially in
the arrangements of the pay of its partici
pants and the conduct of this august body,
and how well its provisions will all be car
ried out. and the result of its deliberation ■
are yet hidden mysteries that will ba re
vealed to the readers of the Globe as soon
us practical after they are brought to light
during each day's session in the city named.
Sheriff Haggart suggests that the Globe
Sunday had one cipher too much in the
amount of his loss by lire, making it $75,
--000. That sum lost without insurance, he
says, would leave little more than the bung
hole to his barrel .. .The census returns of
Cass county, of which Fargo is the capital,
shows an excess of one-third males over
the females, which is unusual in the oldeu
counties. This is chiefly accounted ,for by
the large number of bananza farms which
employ hundreds of hands a portion of the
year. Young men who care to marry are
not troubled to find eligible females
John Robinson's artists have placarded the
town with pictures of impossible animals
to be exhibited here Sept. 30. It is
rather late in the season for the attire of
circus performers T. L. White, who has
been generally taken for a gay widower,
was made happy this week by the arrival
of his wife from Chattanooga.".. The past
week the mayor has required the variety
houses to close at 11 o'clock. They have
been running free houses in order to escape
paying license. He don't mean that the
city shall lose its dues All the editors of
the territory are specially desired to attend
the encampment at Fargo, and the mayor
promises them the freedom of the city and
will see that they are hospitably enter
tained. It is expected that the fraternity
from the North will organize
an association during the week.
....The population of Fargo in
in ISSO was -2,693, and by the recent census
8,201. The percentage of increase of
course is not so great at present Local
interest centers chiefly in the approaching
encampment, for which the most elaborate
preparations are being made. It is prob
able that there will be a firemen's tourna
ment, as an incidental feature, with various
other attractions. The indications are that
there will be thousands of visitors, and
Fargo will spare no effort to make them I
happy... The several frosts last week did
no serious damage about Fargo, as the
main crops were all out of the way, espe
pecially the wheat, and the patches of corn
were either early varieties and far enough
along to escape much injury or were small
in extent and not expected to ma
ture. Tines and some few garden products
were checked in their prolific career. Some
attempts to mature tomatoes were not quite
successful, and watermelons and flowers
were given blighting touches, but the nights
were splendid for dancing Several Fargo
parties will attend the wedding of Miss
Stella Snow at St. Paid Sept. 9. She is al
most a Fargo lady, known and admired, be
ing a sister of the wife of Ex-Mayor Kin-!
dred. A. V. Tranes is the fortunate groom.
Cards issued indicate the marriage of
Attorney Urion Sept. 10. He has built and
furnished a nice house \n Island park , and
will at once occupy if. Half-a-dozen other
notable weddings are in early prospect
George White, the assailant arrested
Thursday for assault and battery with in
tent to kill, was on Saturday bound over to
await the action of the next grand jury ...
Wheat is coming into this market quite rap
idly now,.. .It seems quite generally under
stood here that the James River Valley rail
road will not build south of La Moure this
season. In this event our town will enjoy
another season of patronage from fanners
living in the east part of this county
Some time since the Ipswich citizens
endeavored to appropriate the Hoskins
Lake, Mclntosh county, traffic of this
town by offering inducements which they
supposed superior to this point for distrib
tion, but their efforts seem to have been
nipped in the bud, as Mr. Whitley and oth
ers interested In Mclntosh county have re
cently established headquarters here, and
are bringing all their immigration here, en
route for Hoskins Ground will be broken
for two more large store buildings on Main
street the first of next week Vice Presi
dent Fleinington of the board of agriculture
says that Gov. Pierce of Dakota will de
liver the annual address at the Huron Ter
ritorial fair.
* ~'
Dakota Newslets.
The Tower City Herald has been re
garded as a Republican paper, but it says
in regard to the federal office holders in the
territory: "We have men in the territory
endowed with brains and executive ability,
who are better acquainted—by actual resi
—with the customs and needs of Da
kota and her citizens, and as a natural re
sult, would administer their several offices
far better than these political servants from
other climes. The move to secure the ap
pointment as governor for Mr. Ziebach of
Scotland, Bon Homme county, is a step in
the right direction. Ziebach is capable, a
resident of the territory, and also has the
necessary political qualification of being a
The Hamlin County Times observes that
the newspapers throughout the southern
part of the territory are almost universal in
their condemnation of the constitutional
convention and want the delegates to ad
journ without taking any action. «The
Clark County Review, also of the South,
says the interest in the coming Sioux Falls
constitutional convention is 75 per cent,
below par. The objects to be accomplished
can never be attained with the present com
plexion of congress.
Penniman it Sou of New York city have
brought out a party to Devil's Lake to
hunt and they are well pleased with their
success among the ducks. A party in the
Mouse river country recently had great suc
cess among the grouse and deer. One buf
falo was recently shot in that section. One
can travel there 150 miles through a fine
stock country that hardly has a settler.
The charge of Judge McConnell to Miller
in sentencing him to be hanged is probably
the first instance in which a court has
quoted poetry to a stolid murderer. The
judge has a poetic taste and almost uncon
sciously drops into verse at times, and no
doubt he observed that there was a large
audience of ladies.
The signal service reports that at Fargo
and Moorhead in the month of August the
highest temperature was 91.5°, and the
the lowest 32.3 c ; highest velocity of wind.
40: number of clear and fair days, 28; frosts
on 33d and 31st; rainfall, 1.47 inches, the
least in that month for five years.
A couple of visitors from Springfield,
111., named Britton, spent the summer at
Devil's Lake and gained in weight five
pounds a month. They fear to move there
lest they should become too corpulent.
This seems to be one of the perils of the
Dakota climate is too fertilizing for
some systems.
About all the fine bands in the territory
will be at the Fargo encampment, and there
will be a good deal of rivalry between
them. In one county that has two compet
ing bands the rivalry is so high that the in
structor of one was offered 8500 to leave it
and train the other for the great military
and musical tournament at Fargo.
A sneak thief while trading in a store at
Cassleton secreted 51.25 worth of goods
and war. detected, and sentenced to twenty
days in jail and 815 and costs. He thinks
Dakota justice is not strained.
West Dakota cattle are beginning to be
shipped by the Chadron route. The first
through stock train made the run to Mis
souri valley, 44:; miles, in 18 hours.
A lady visitor at Devil's Lake from St.
Paul was induced to hold the bag for snipe
to a late hour at night, and was disgusted
at the perversity of tliejlittle birds.
The little town of Buffalo has the first
Democratic postmaster in Cass county.
Many are wondering when the reformation
will reach the larger towns.
Mitchell is making a vigorous effort to se
cure the extension of the Omaha & North
western from Salem, and Alexandria hopes
also to become a point on it.
.7. li. Derig, the new postmaster at White
Lake, denies that he was a Blame man last
fall and insists that the Democrats nearly
all signed bis petition.
John Robinson's circus comes from the
Pacific coast and takes in most of the towns
on the Northern Pacific the last days of
A message was lately sent from Grand
Forks to Chicago and an answer received in
fifteen minutes which is regarded as quite a
The new Congregational church at Alex
andria is completed, and the fine court
house is taking shape.
Hog cholera lias somehow got out to Da
kota and has made havoc with some line
herds near Yanktou.
— .« .
Dry Goods.
New YORK, Sept. 7.—With jobbers there is
a full attendance of buyers and. a large busi
ness is in progress. With agents the business
is of {rood proportions, but very much re
stricted because of many desirable staples
and seasonable specialties. The production
is well sold ahead and daily deliveries for
warded from the mills are a very poor index
to what is doing 1. Agents have advanced
Blackstone XX bleached cottons to 7%e, and
uro sold'ahead of that; also Forget-me-not
and Litehville bleached 2% per cent, Hnllou
solid black and colored prints advanced Ho.
Flannels, soft •wool dress fabrics, homespuns,
dross goods and underwear in large demand.
Prices hardening and stocks nominal, if any
Call for Duke soap at your grocer's.
Boston mmm and Railroad Stocks.
Boston. Mass., Sept. 7.—Following -were
the closing prices at the stock exchange to
Old Colony 160}£ Boston Land 5%
AllouezM.Co.new 50 A. &T. lsts 75..125
Calumet & H 215 Eastern R. R. 65.122%
Franklin 8 N. Y. &N. E. 75.1K%
Pewabic, new %A. &T. R. R 66%
Quincy 38% Boston &Albany.l7B%
Wis. Central 13 ißoston & Maine.. 181
Flint & P.M. pfd. 78 C.,8. & Q 123%
Osceola 12% Cm.San. &Cleve. 12%
Mex. Cent. com.. 7% Eastern R. R 51
do bond scrip.. 63 Flint & PereMar. 11%
dolstmor.com 39% L. R. & Ft. S 30%
Tamarack M 60 N. Y. &N.E 23
Water Power 4 O. L. C 6%
Cure for Piles.
The first symptom of piles is an intense
itching at night after getting warm. This
unpleasant sensation is immediately relieved
by an application of Dr. Bosanko's Pile
Remedy. Piles in all forms, Itch,. Salt
Rheum' and Ringworm can be permanently
cured by the use of this great remedy.
Price 50 cents. Manufactured by Dr. Bo
sanko Medicine company, Piqua, O. Sold
by A. P. Wilkes, Seven corners; F. A.
Heinert, 374 Dayton avenue; John Boyden,
323 East Seventh street, and P. C. Lutz,
Wabasha street, opposite postoffice.
Returned in His Own Coin.* m
Kentucky State Journal.
"John Quick," said his honor, "you're
accused of knocking this man down. Guilty
or not guilty?"
"Guilty, your honor, but for a good
"Well, -what's your reason?"
"Why, sir. he said to me, 'Is it not hot
enough for you?'"
"Grounds sufficient; but for the sake of
the peace of the commonwealth I'll give
you a piece of advice: The next time any
one says that to you whistle 'Sweet Violets'
at him. Pay him back in his own coin."
Call for Duke soap at your grocer's.
The Board of Trade Extends the Olive
Branch From Minneapolis to
St. Paul.
Judge Atwater Explains Ills Posi
tion and the Board In
dorses Him.
Further Waterway Resolutions—
Kick Against Confusing Census
"Let us extend the hand of fellowship
and good will to St. Paul," was the senti
ments expressed at the Minneapolis b»ard
of trade yesterday morning, and it seemed
to find an 'echo in the mind of every mem
ber present. It came about in this way:
Judge Atwater rose to a question of privi
lege, and said he wanted to correct a state
ment made by the Tribune in reference to
himself, concerning a conversation alleged
to have occurred between him and Mr. Gil
man of St. Paul on the day before the
waterways convention. The Tribune had
made him say Minneapolis did not expect
the government would go to the expense of a
lock and dam at Meeker island, and the
Minneapolis people wanted only the name
of being the head of navigation. . Said the
judge: "Mr. Oilman and I have been per
sonal and political friends for thirty years,
and I went to see him and told him what
our delegation had done, and tried to
come to an agreement with St. Paul,
so as to avoid any clash in the convention.
I never said what is reported, and I have a
letter from Mr. Gilman to that effect. I
want to place myself right before the board
and the public, and I want to say that the
St. Paul gentlemen treated us and our de
sires in a liberal, generous and open-handed
manner. In view of what has occurred, we
cannot afford to longer cherish any narrow
or sectional feeling against St. Paul. We
must be just, as well as generous."
J. B. Barrett moved it be expressed as the
sense of this board that the action of Judge
Atwater, as chairman of the Minneapolis
delegation, be approved in its entirety.
Mayor Pillsbury offered, as an addition,
that this board express its approval of the
course of the delegations, both of Minne
apolis and St. Paul. He said he knew, and
it was amply demonstrated, that the mem
bers of the St. Paul delegation were liberal
and broad-mined men, and deserved this
recognition. John De Laittre said Judge
Atwater had not his peer in the city for
loyalty to the city, and added that nobody
believed the Tribune's statements, which
were mere reportorial vaporings. The reso
lution was then unanimously adopted, and
a member remarked that he hoped the
waterways convention would mark a new
era of perfect understanding and better feel
ing between the twin cities.
The committee on legislation, through
Judge Atwater, reported back a number of
resolutions which explain themselves as fol
The committee on legislation, to which
was referred the resolutions of a convention
of the upper peninsula of Michigan held at
Marquette, June 2, 1885, respectfully re
port: That they have carefully considered
said resolutions and the statistics and esti
mates accompanying them and heartily ap
prove the object sought to be accomplished
by them. While they were not in a posi
tion to verify all of the statistics and esti
mates, they have no reason to doubt their
substantial correctness. They believe the
improvements mentioned are imperatively
demanded by the interests of the whole
country, and will prove of incalculable ad
vantage to the country west and northwest
of the great lakes. They therefore recom
mend the following resolutions:
Resolved, That this board of trade is earn
estly in favor of improvingl the waterway
communication between the great lakes of
the Northwest, and especially that of St.
Mary's river and St. Mary's Falls canal and
Hay lake channel, to the end that the
cheapest transportation possible may bo had
between the producer of the West and the
Eastern markets.
Resolved, That our senators and repre
sentatives in congress be earnestly i-equested
to favor liberal appropriations by that body
to accomplish the object in view, and carry
into effect the estimates made by government
engineers for said improvement.
Resolved, That the secretary be and hereby
Is instructed to forward a copy of these reso
lutions to each senator and member of con
gress from tho state of Minnesota.
The railroad committee, through its
chairman. J. C. Whitney, reported back,
without comment, the papers in relation to
the alleged railroad discrimination against
certain Minneapolis papers. He said a
meeting of the committee had been called,
but he alone was present, and. as he did
not know what was wanted, he returned
the papers without action. Mr. Blethen
had professed himself satisfied, and Mr.
Nimocks did the same, whereupon the mat
ter was dropped, and presumably the howl
is over.
The same committee reported, in relation
to the removal of St. Paul & Duluth pas
senger trains from Minneapolis, that the
general superintendent had promised the
return of all trains from and to Hinckley
and Duluth soon after the Ist of Septem
A general • protest had been entered
against the report of the census of the twin
cities sent oat from St. Paul to the Asso
ciated Press, and Secretary Hale had
written to J. S. Dickerson on the subject.
The latter had "replied generally," saying
he had wailed until all the returns were in
for the purpose of giving the percentage of
gain and of making comparisons. He en
closed a clipping of a report he had sent
oat after the receipt of Kale's letter, which
gave the correct population of Minneapolis,
but only gave the increase in St. Paul,
without showing the population of that city.
The matter was referred to the committee
on city affair* and the secretary was in
structed to again write Mr. Dickerson, say
ing his reply was entirely unsaticfactory.
A memorial from the New York Produce
Exchange was read, but upon the statement
by Mayor Pillsbury that its proposition was
unfair to shippers, in that it permitted ves
sels to sail without pilots, the resolutions
were referred to the committee on naviga
A communication from J. K. Weir, Bell
aire, 0., asking for the prospects for start
ing a 100-machine nail mill at Minneapolis,
was referred to the secretary to send a
favorable reply.
The board recommended that all business
houses close on Wednesday, "Minneapolis
Day" at the fair, to give every one an op
portunity to attend.
C. M. Foote was elected a director to fill
the vacancy occasioned by the death of A.
C. Rand, on motion of Judge Atwater.
B. F. Nelson, presided, and the follow
ing directors were present: J. B. Bassett,
J. C. Whitney. A. J. Evans, J. C. Kens,
H. G. O. Morrison. F. C. Griswold. J. N.
Nind, C. H. Pratt, Isaac Atwater. W. R.
Tillinghast, J. T. Wyinan, C. M. Foote,A.
M. Clerihew, John De Laittre, C. A.
Nimocks, W. E. Steele, George A. Pills
bury, W. H. Truesdale, B. F. Nelson and
Col. C. W. Johnson.
The French President.
Paris Letter in New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Several men have been suggested for the
honor. Jules Ferry might have been among
them had not Langson settled him. Frey
cinet and M. Brisson both seem to have
good chances. Leon Say may be a "dark
horse." Some talk of Floquet, the Ozar
hater, others of Gen. Cainpenon. Who
will De the candidate of the Catholics and
the Conservatives is doubtful, though they
are pretty sure to put forward some general,
trusting that in some hour of anarchy their
candidate may throw his sword into the
balance and "save society" by sweeping out
the hated Republicans. So evenly are the
chances of MM. Freycinet and Brisson bal
anced that one need be no prophet to foresee
a split will occur in the Ministry ere very
long. Both have strong supporters, Both
have played their cards cautiously. Both
are ambitious. Both have managed to keep
their reputation as men of personal probity.
M. Freycinet would have all the influence
of M. Gravy at his back. What is far more
important, he would have the influence of
Mr. Grevy's son-in-law, "Dan" Wilson, the
clever gentleman who at the present hour
pulls the political wires at EJysee, as M.
Ranc did and does in the opportunist or
nes-Gambettist stronghold.
You may rest assured that when the cri
sis comes M. Brissou—the impeccable—will
leave no stone unturned to assure his part
ner's defeat. His own claims to the Presi
dentship are of the slightest. Those who
know him well say he is a formalist, a pe
dantic wind-bag. By great good luck he
has had the honor of presiding over the
chamber. By great bad luck he has had to
resign his Olympian functions and ''show
his cards" as prime minister' of France.
He himself confesses he has no idea
of foreign politics. Nothing he
has yet done leads one to believe
he knows much more of home politics. If
he stayed a year in office he would be worn
out, used up, proclaimed a nobody and
tossed aside, with the M. Cazots and M.
Constans who once strutted and aired their
significance on the political stage. His
great luck lies in the fact that he will most
likely be put up for president before the
country has had time to find him out. If
no sudden convulsion occur in France be
tween to-day and election tide, the odds are
M. Brisson will be proclaimed M. Grevy's
In the Guise of a Tramp Charlie Cap
tures the Deacon's Daughter.
"We Love Each Other Too Much to
be Separated."
Ferx Rock, Pa., Sept. s.—This charm
ingly picturesque mountain village is enjoy
ing a romantic elopement, which has cre
ated an excitement in this usually quiet and
monotonous agricultural section of the
black diamond country. Deacon James P,
Martin is a well-to-do farmer, who is one
of the pioneers of this place. He is the
father of a bevy of buxom and handsome
daughters, the youngest, Lucy M., being
considered the beauty of the family. She
has likewise been the reigning belle of this
region, which is noted for female loveli
ness. Several years ago the pet
of the Martin household, who
is in her 17th year, was sent to
Baltimore to finish her education. While
attending a fashionable institution of learn
ing she became acquainted with many of
the daughters of the aristocracy of the
monumental city. She was introduced into
and no company was considered complete
without she was present. Last winter she
met a young Virginian named Charles A.
Gannon, a resident of Chesterfield county,
near Petersburg. During the . fashionable
season the young people were thrown much
together, and an ardent affection was
formed between the two. ■ Correspondence
passed between the lovers for some time,
when Deacon Martin was apprised by some
one of the state of affairs.
The course of true love never runs
smooth, and so it was in this case. Miss
Martin was promptly brought home and
questioned about the love making. She
made a full confession, and ended by stat
ing that she loved the young Virginian, and
would remain true to him till death. The
Martin family, having great aspirations,
were stubbornly opposed to Lucy's South
ern attachment, and due punishment was
threatened if she ever attempted to com
municate with Garmon. While apparently
consenting to drop the correspondence, she
secretly mailed
and by some method best known to herself
managed to get answers to her missives.
Last week a young tramp of rather re
spectable appearance arrived in Fern Rock
and applied to Deacon Martin for employ
ment, and secured a temporary job as
dairyman. The nomad was Charles R.
Garmon. On Sunday night the members
of the Martin household, with the exception
of Lucy, who had retired to her room
immediately after supper —she com
plaining of a severe sick headache—went
to church at Gowen City. . During the fam
ily's absence the lovers had a conference
and decided to elope. The following note
was prepared by Lucy and left upon a
table in the dining-room:
Dear Father and Mother.—The tramp
was Charley Garmon. We love each other too
much to be separated, and are going to be
married. Will write again. Lucy.
Upon reaching home and discovering the
situation the worthy deacon and his family
were astonished. Efforts were made to
capture the fugitives, but they have myste
riously disappeared.
Butler, the Cattle Baron.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Max Frost, secretary of the Territorial
Cattle association of New Mexico, speaking
to a Post-Dispatch reporter this morning,
said: "The lands in New Mexico are being
rapidly taken up by Eastern capitalists.
Among others who have made large pur
chases of late is Ben Butler of Massachu
setts, whose agent will in a few days close
the negotiations for the transfer of some
200,000 acres of land known as the Mora
grant to the redoubtable Ben's holdings.
Most of the property is bought from
Stephen B. Elkins, who figured so promi
nently in the last campaign as Blame's
lieutenant, and the price paid I estimate at
65 cents per acre. That's quite a stiff price,
but then, unoccupied land is not nearly so
plentiful out there as is generally supposed.
"Bitten by a Dog-."
This is the subject of a treatise by Henry
Irving, the actor, who claims to be thor
oughly informed on the subject. It is un
pleasant to be bitten by a dog, especially it
the animal is a large and savage one. But if
is not half as bad as to be racked with the
pains of dyspepsia or tormented with
rheumatism. When a dog bites you,
you don't know what to do. But
when you have dyspepsia or rheu
matism, you know that Brown's Iron
Bitters will cure you. Nathan M. Smith,
Long Branch, N. J., writes: "Brown's
Iron Bitters cured me of dyspepsia. It is
an excellent remedy."
He Wore a. Seersucker Suit.
Young Featherstonehaughtonbury of '87,
who has been noted as the sweetest man in
his class all through the years already be- I
hind him at Harvard, says the Bos
ton Herald, was driven by the heat j
into the purchase of a seersucker coat;
but he will never put it on again.
He wore it out to Cambridge on a
trip to see another '87 man who
lives there, and he had to wait five min
utes at Harvard square for a car. He saw
two very attractive young female inhabi
tants standing near, who seemed to be fur
tively regarding him. He fancied he had
made an impression, and was sure of it
when one of them approached him and
began to speak. But this is what she
"Say, are you the feller that starts the
cars? I want a check to Park square!"
Young Featherstonehaughtonbury went
home a heart-broken man.
Free Distribution.
"What causes the great rush at F. H.
Heinert's, A. P.Wilkes' and John Boyden's
drug stores?" The free distribution of sam
ple bottles of Dr. Bosanko's Cough and
Lung Syrup, the most popular remedy for
coughs, colds, consumption and bronchitis
now on the market. Regular size 50 cents
and Si.

Money in Western Cattle;
Sacramento Record.
At the Portland (Or.) Savings bank can
be seen the $20 piece found in the stomach
of a cow slaughtered at McMinnville, which
has been the subject of considerable com
ment. It was sent down by the McMinn
ville bank to be sold, and it was found to
be worth 316.25. It bears date of 1879, but
of course it is impossible to say how long it
has taken the animal which swallowed it to
digest 53.75 of it. The milling is all worn
off and the edge is smooth and rounded.
The head of Liberty is worn away but little
more than j the flat space around it, and
the design on the obverse is also quite dis
Men are often heard saying that their as
pirations are high, but every time they
cough their noses go toward the earth,
with indications that they will follow them
soon, unless they are wise enough to take
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup in time.
Call for Duke soap at your grocer's.
Arrest of a Man For Getting a ChecK.
Cashed by Fraud.
Opening of the Public Schools--Xotea
About Town.
Personated His Namesake.
William O'Brien has gotten himself into
trouble. Week before last he received out
of the postotfice a letter addressed to
William O'Brien, containing a check from
the St. Croix Lumber company of this city,
payable at the First National bank of Still
water, for $200. The check was for a man
by the same name, who is working for this
Company at Taylor's Falls, but William
smiled and said, "There's $200 for Bill,"
and the money he got. He got Mr. Pat
Barrett of the Eagle House to go to the
back and identify him, got the money,
thanked Patrick and skipped on the first
train. William O'Brien No. 2 last week
complained that he had not received any
money or check, when he was
told that the ofcck had been pot
in the office, received and cashed at the
bank. He said there was a mistake some
where and went to the postofiice. There
he was informed ihat William O'Brien (No.
1) had got the letter. Mr. Bronson, the
cashier at the bank, said that he remem
bered cashing it, but could not identity the
man. Barrett was seen and stated that
Bill got the money, but expressed his sur
prise when informed that it was not in
tended for him, but another William OBrien.
The police were notified and a warrant is
sued for William O'Brien No. 1. H<; \v;s
not to be found in Stilhvater, and inquiry
developed the fact that he was in Farioault.
This was not known, however, until yester
day. The authorities in that city were no
tified and locked him up. Chief of Police
Shortall was telegraphed to this effect and
left for Faribault on the 3:40 p. m. train.
Notes About Town.
Next Sunday a match game of ball will
be played between the Pine City club and
the Stillwater club at the old ball grounds
here. The Stillwater club will consist of
the boys who got away with the St. Paul
Unions on Sunday. They will most likely
play for the purses at Hudson next week
and expect to give the Eau Claire club a
whirl some time in the near future.
To-morrow George Torinus leaves for
Boston to attend the school of technoioir.,
and Mart Torinus and John Nelson for Far
ibault to attend the Shattuck school. Will
Moftit left yesterday to attend the St.
John's school at Faribarlt. and Ed Mackey,
Thomas Mathews and McCarthy will go to
Early last week a coat valued at SlO was
stoien from a boarder at the Sawyer house.
Investigation was made and it was learned
that the thief was traveilng with Newell «&
Fielding. They were notified at Faribault,
the coat recovered and the fellow that stole
it given the grand bounce.
The late Stanley Huntley, the Spooken
dyke of the Brooklyn Eagle, whose articles
about his troubles with Mrs. Spookendyke
have pleased thousands of people, is a brother
of Mrs.Flora H.Smith,a teacher in the pub
lic schools here..
The funeral of Mr. Martin Bahnaman.
who died near Afton on Saturday, took
place yesterday and was well attended. The
deceased was 75 years old and was one of
the oldest settlers in the county.
In the probate court yesterday in the
matter of the estate of John McGill, de
ceased, the final account of the administra
tor was examined and allowed and the resi
due assigned to the heirs.
St. Paul was well represented in Still
water yesterday, Messrs. H. W. Balbridgp,
J. E. Lobdell, Mark D. Flower, J. M.
Nolan, M. Johnson, C. H. Brooks and
others being here.
The amount that Mr. Jacksou is to re
ceive for erecting the Tepass block is
§9,950, instead of 56,550 as stated in yester
day's Globe, or §9,000 without the plate
Last night another practice game was
played at the rink by the polo club. The
boys are getting along nicely and will make
a strong club.
The silver water service to be given away
at the French Catholic fair was purchased
at Williams',but is on exhibition at the City
drug store.
Donald McDonald, the moulder in the
prison who had his thumb mashed last
Saturday will not be able to go to work for
some time.
The state fair will draw largely from.
Stillwater, especially about Thursday and
Friday. Our people expect to see a big
Yesterday, Barney Holey -was fined
510.50 for drunkenness and disorderly con
duct, and James Malone 57.50 for drunken
The Jennie Hayes came up yesterday and
is laid up for several days. The J. K.
Graves left for Montrose with a big raft.
Col. Morgan May and family left for
California, yesterday. He has leased his
farm to Mr. Ransom Jenks of this city.
Mr. W. J. ;Stein and wife and Mr. W
B. King will return to-morrow from Duluth,
where they have been visiting friends.
Capt. Richmond stood the recent opera
tion performed on him well for a man 71
ye*rs old and is getting along nicely.
To-day David Connors, with a lot of men,
will leave for the Clam River camp ol
Sauntry & Tozer to get out lumber.
Mrs. Judge McClucr, who has been quite
sick, is able to sit up and will soon be able
to walk about the house.
Matthew M. Carroll, son of Mr. Williarr
M. Carroll, bartender at the Sawyer house,
died on Sunday night.
The Young People's association of the
Presbyterian church will meet at the church
to-morrow evening.
Mr. E. D. Sewell of the Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul road returned from Mil
waukee yesterday.
Ed L. Butts has gone to Ann Arbor to at
tend school. His successor in the postoffice
is Daniel Kennedy.
Mrs. Addie, wife of Dr. Marshall, left
yesterday for Taylor's Falls to spend the
week with friends.
Last night Sauntry & Tozer sent eight
horses and other supplies to their men up
Moose river.
Yesterday Mr. J. S. O'Brien sold to the
St. Croix Lumber company 2,000,000 feet
of logs.
Mr. J. D. Ross of Wausau. Wis., spent
Monday with Mr. J. H. Spencer of this
Miss Lizzie Peterson, saleslady in Hitch
cock's store, is enjoying a brief vacation.
The public and Catholic schools opened
yesterday with a large attendance.
In South Stillwater there is a twelve
year-old girl weighing 14S pounds.
Mr. W. S. Conrad is off on a two weeks'
buriness trip through the West.
The next attraction at the Grand will be
Roland Reed on the 14th inst.
Mr. H. M. Hanson of Janesville, Minn.,
was in Stillwater yesterday.
Mr. J. R. Doud of Winona will visit Mr.
G. M. Brust this week.
Mr. T. J. Secrest is the happy father of
an eleven-pound boy.
Mr. F. C. Ball of Minneapolis was in the
city yesterday.
Home grown grapes are selling at 1C
Mr. Robert Netzer is in Chicago on busi
Mrs. Robert Getchell is out of dar.zor.
A Clear Skin
is only a part of beauty;
but it is a part. Every lady
may have it; at least, what
looks like it. Magnolia
Balm both freshens and

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