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VOL. XIX.—NO. 139.
for Today-
Local li.-iins, Cooler.
Minnesota Municipalities Prosper.
Cyclone Devaluation in Kansas.
Blue Island Half In Ruins.
Trolleymen Stranded In Milwaukee.
Feature* of the Next Fair.
liniiiK Cyclist Run Over.
Minneapolis Matters.
Ole Bull Statue Unveiled.
Balllngton Booth Again Heard.
The Week In Congresn.
Silverites May Filibuster.
Judge Samborn Defends Lochrea.
Fletcher Says Davis May Win.
Glohe'n Summer Tours.
Free Trip to the Coast.
To Niagara antl Return by Lake.
Farm and Household.
Vagrant Verse.
Markets of the World.
Globe's Popular Wants.
Apostles .'!fi. Gold Bugs <>.
' Detroit 24, Minneapolis O.
Hoosiers Win From the Blues.
Columbus Unlucky in Bccrtowii.
Results in the National.
Frenchman Defeats Johnson.
Henry Clews' Financial Review.
Met—Ladies' Orchestra, 8.15.
Mozart—Midnight Flood, 2.30, 5.15.
Aurora Park—Base Ball, 4.

The ice trust is the latest thing in
The next thing Spain will put on ex
irtbition will be her bile.
Greater New York cannot be on very
•olid ground because it is all at sea.
Altgeld talked right through his
•whiskers, and the public didn't hear
The Grand Rapids team should drape
its error column with those yellow
The Methodists did not attempt to
change their luck by electing- a bishop
on Sunday.
Garfield Post No. S could not have
acted with less good sense had its num
ber been 13.
The Detroit people in Minneapolis
held a picnic at Minnehaha park yes
terday afternoon.
McKinley can now resume taking his
meals regularly. The A. P. A. has
raised the ban which it placed on him.
The first name of Mr. Doran's chief
of police is Michael. It will take time
to develop whether his last name Is
■ ♦
The Republicans of Idaho declared
for free silver at Pocatello. What
they will take a poke at next remains
to be seen.
Both Senators Davis and Nelson will
work and vote with enthusiasm for
Judge Lochren. Where will this leave
Garfield post?
A Chicago man has invented a
freckle exterminator. It has not yet
been developed whether It kills more
freckles than patients.
• -^
Not all the lakes of Minnesota are
on the map. The one in center field at
the West side park should be listed
without further delay.
The Republican convention of Idaho
knocked the h out of the name of
Senator Shoup by refusing to send him
as a delegate to St. Louis.
m .
Two Chicago deputy assessors have
been caught taking a bribe. They only
differ from other Chicago officials in
that they were caught at it.
The seal skin catch Is the lightest
in many years. The catch of seal skin
sacques is likely, however, to be quite
as good as usual this winter.
The Chicago Record has a picture
of "McKinley in His Study." Appro
priately and accurately, the face of the
occupant of the study chair is that of
Senator Stewart is something of a
humorist. He married off his daughter
on May 16 at 1 o'clock p. m. This is
the old man's way of advertising his
We are not hearing as much now
about treasury deficits and a defi
ciency breeding tariff, since congress
has passed the half billion dollar mark
in its appropriations. The two are
not in accord.
The proceedings of the Washington
Republican state convention contain
no mention of the name of that once
distinguished and influential Minne
xrta Republican, Sam Nichols. Is the
prophet without honor even in other
lands than his own?
One consolation will come to Gov.
Morton in the McKinley eclipse of his
presidential boom. He can now resume
those elegant, becoming, flowing side
whiskers which once adorned his face,
but which he sacrificed in 1888 because
they looked so English.

The Populists voted against Dupont,
says the Chicago Tribune, to keep a
sound money man out of the senate;
the Democrats voted against him, hop
ing that their party will control the
Delaware legislature and elect a Dem
ocrat, and, if the Republicans control
it, they will elect the unspeakable Ad
dicks, who owns the party in that
state. Well, between the three, on the
Tribune's own showing, the Democrats
seem to have the cleanest hands.
How the Cow and the Hob Are
Boosting; the Farmer Into In
Minnesota municipalities tributary to
the Twin Cities are prospering to a
greater degree than for many years.
Learning of the fact a few days ago,
the Globe wrote to leading bankers
In many cities asking if they really
were more prosperous than for some
time, and requesting a statement as
to the causes of growth. The letters ]
printed below over the signatures of i
prominent men are very gratifying.
They not only indicate an unusual de
gree of activity and hopefulness, but
that many communities are diversifying !
their industries with pleasing results.
Men who were growing poor rais&g
wheat have learned that the road to
wealth is studded with the cow, the
creamery, the porker and the potato, j
A perusal of the following letters can
but lead the reader to the conclusion
that Minnesota can feed millions of
Americans and yet other millions of
denizens of other lands:
County Sent of the Rich County of
Special to the Globe.
MARSHALL, Minn., May IC—The question
has oflen been raised "Why so little is said
in the great dailies of St. Paul in regard to
this favored part of this great favored state
of Minnesota?" Marshall is situated near the
geographical center of Lyon county, and for
railroad facilities we have the C. & N. W.
and the G. N., of which there are no better
reads west of the Mississippi river. This
thriving, progressive little city of 2,000 peo
ple, of which nearly all are Americans, has
no superior in any city of its size In the two
Dakotas and Minnesota. Every line of busi
ness Is well represented here by business
men who pay 100 cents on the dollar, intend
to make this their future home and have paid
out money lavishly to build fine school houses
(of which we have two) to the cost of $40,000.
They now employ thirteen teachers, with a
principal that has at least a state's reputa
tion, Prof. Boutelle. The Marshall Milling
company makes 400 barrels of flour every
twenty-four hours, three banks, United States
and railroad land office for all railroad and
government lands in Southern Minnesota, 3
steam wheat elevators and several ware
houses, electric light plant and water works
owned by the city. The water supply is ob
tained from a flowing well 400 feet deep, with
80 pounds pressure, which throws the water
into the tank 90 feet above the ground. How
ever, the pressure of the well will force the
water through the mains and over any build
ing in the city. The business portion is
largely substantial brick buildings, two stor
ies high, of which there are some twenty
two, and about sixteen brick-veneered and
about a dozen wooden buildings. In erecting
the business buildings, care has been taken
to give them architectural beauty as well as
substantial care in building. Last fall there
was quite a building boom here in the cen
tral business part. One two-story brick on
the corner, built In modern style, of white
pressed brick, to cost $9,000; next joining it a
building 50x120, three stories high, cost $15,
--000, first story of which is occupied by T. J.
Baldwin's department store, and Is said to
be the finest store room in the state outside
of the three principal cities; and next to that
a two-story brick store building. All pressed
brick and plate glass fronts. These three
buildings cost $30,000. Several new and ele
gant residences were also finished in the fall,
and a goodly number of smaller buildings
have added much to the beauty and appear
ance of the town. This being the county seat
of Lyon county, there Is situated here a
modern $30,000 court house. The Atlantic
hotel, three stories high, is elegantly fur
nished and heated by steam and lighted by
electricity. Traveling men make it a point
to stay over Sunday for the comfort and con
venience that it affords above other surround
ing towns. We have six church buildings,
where gather six large congregations, and j
are presided over by as able ministers as
can be found in towns of five times the num
ber of inhabitants.
A stranger might ask what ia causing Mar
shall to grow so rapidly. The answer would
be: We haye sixteen townships of as good
prairie land as lies between the Mississippi
and Missouri rivers, nearly all under cul
tivation. Within a distance of five miles
are a number of large and extensive farm- j
ers, among which may be mentioned Charles !
and Fred White, who have 800 acres with I
fine brick homes and several barns 50x150; N. I
C. Niles, 1,200 acres, several fine dwellings
and a goodly number of barns; Andrew Nel
son, with 1,000 acres, an elegant residence
and several large barns; Henry Freese, with
900 acres, has also ample barns and dwellings
for himself and men; Mr. Senden, 1,240
acres, with many fine dwellings; James Law
rence, 1,000 acres, with large residence and
barns, and many others who cultivate from
500 to 1,000 acres, and raise from 10,000 to
30,000 bushels of grain per year. These men,
almost without exception, have made their
money here, farming during the last fifteen
years, which Is sufficient evidence of the fer
tility of the soil, which we believe has never
been questioned by those who are best ac
quainted with it. The railroad company has
sold nearly all Its lands, only occasionally
an odd piece being left within a radius of
ten miles from Marshall. And we believe
there is not a piece of government land in
the county, and but a very few pieces of
state land. The county has about 14,000 in
habitants, which, as a rule, are as thrifty and
substantial farmers as can be found In the
North, South, East or West. The financial
condition of the farming community is much
better than the average. Most of the goods
sold here are sold for cash. But little credit
is asked or given. While prices have been
low for the past three years, yet with the
mixed industry of grain and stock, farmers
have something to sell the year around. Last
year some seventy-five cars of etock were
Shipped from this station, and as there arc
twelve raiiroad stations in the county, an
idea of the stock raised in the county may
be obtained. There has been more corn raised
here the last three years than ever before,
and we have come to know this as a sure
corn country. Wheat being the staple, about
a million and a half bushels were raised in
1895. Oats, barley and flax do well and are
being planted more each year. Prices of
land are low here, considering the advanced
condition of the town and county. Farms
within six miles of town can be bought for
firm $15 to $30 per acre, and beyond that
from $12 to $20. With over 100 school houses
in the county the education of the young is
looked after carefully, and one is often sur
prised at the attainments of scholars from
the country that come to Marshall to attend
the high school. The reputation of Marshall,
for its good schools, good business men, large
stocks and high moral standing of the county
has given it a precedent that has gone into
the neighboring states, and Eastern people
of wealth that are looking for a location
where they can educate their children and
find good society arc coming here, feeling
that they are making no mistake.
—W. S. Dibble.
The Town Appears to Be on the Eve
•f a Boom.
Special to the Globe.
BRAINERD, May 16.—The Minnesota Log
ging company, which controls most of the
pine -north of Brainerd, has just broken its
landing of logs in the river here. This was
probably the largest landing ever known, and
was well worth a trip from St. Paul to see.
Train after train of logs is still being hauled
to the river, this city taking one-third and
St. Paul and Minneapolis two-thirds of the
haul, and hundreds of men are employed.
The B. & N. M. railway will extend its road
thirty miles west from Beech lake thi3 sum
mer, and the country between Brainerd and
Leech lake is being rapidly settled. The hard
times are driving people into undeveloped
country, and numerous towns are springing
into existence on the line of the B. & N. M.
railway, which, with the building of numerous
small houses and a few stores in the city,
make times good in a way, although the busi
ness men complain, and the price of real
estate does not rise on account of the general
I depression all over the country. The In
! coming people are mostly workingmen and
farmers, with little ready money, but very
glad of the employment which they find, al
though at small wages.
The Brainerd Lumber company's mill site,
mill and yards here are' a revelation to lum
j bermen. The mill is as good and the site and
yards the best in the United States. The
Pillsburys held the site for many years, and
got a big price for it when they closed out
their pine. There is a lake connected with,
and a part of the river since the dam was
i built, which furnishes unlimited storage for
j legs, with no expense for sorting or boom
age, which only lumbermen can appreciate.
People are just finding out that a farmer
in Northern Minnesota, no matter how poor,
cannot go hungry or cold, even if his crops
fail year after year, and that the crops are
surer than in prairie countries and his market
good. The railroads also pay thousands of
dollars to farmers for oak and tamarac ties
in the winter, when farmers elsewhere are
doing nothing.
The bank deposits have kept up, so that
business men have what money they need, and
the banks have even taken paper from busi
ness men in Little Falls, Duluth and Min
neapolis, where money has been hard to get.
On the whole, Brainerd has probably had
better times during the past three years than
any city of its size in the state and far better
than any city on the Northern Pacific rail
road, between Duluth and Tacoma. The
water power, the electric light plant, the elec
tric car line, and the telephone system have
lately been purchased by an Eastern corpora
tion, of which Charles M. Parker, formerly
of St. Paul, is president, which proposes to
spend about $50,000 in electrical power im
provements, and will offer to furnish power to
the immense shops of the Northern Pacific
railroad, besides furnishing power to the
water company and minor industries, in ad
flJtVK to the plants owned by the corporation.
The city's growth last year was large, but
for the foregoing reasons we look for a larger
growth this year, in spite of the hard times.
—A. F. Ferris.
A Word From the Bread Basket of
the World.
Special to the Globe.
WARREN, Minn., May 16.—That Marshall
county in general and the city of Warren in
particular have had and will have an un
usual season of prosperity is conceded by all.
We have every reason to believe that before
snow flies next fall our population will have
increased 25 to 50 per cent. The reason for
this is obvious. The Red Lake Indian reser
vation was opened on May 15, and many
homeseekers will be disappointed or unable to
get such land as they desire, and will come
back into our country and purchase lands
partially improved and nearer market. The
incentive for so doing is:
First—Marshall county has never had a-fail
ure of crop.
Second—Our climate is the healthiest on
Third—The school and church facilities are
unsurpassed in any country.
Fourth —Our country is peopled with an
honest, industrious and frugal class of in
habitants, among whom it is a pleasure to
live, and they practice diversified farming, as
well as preach it.
Fifth—The. immense crops of the highest
class of grains raised here have attracted the
attention, of all classes of people to this valley.
Sixth—The large droves of fat cattle are an
advertisement of themselves, being fatted on
the common prairie grasses, of which our
prairies abound.
Seventh—Last, but not least, is the ex
tremely low price for which these wonderfully
rich and productive lands can be bought now
lr. this Red river valley, the bread basket of
the world.
It seems strange to some that we should
increase in wealth and population to so marked
a degree when the agricultural districts of
many other and older states have practically
stood still, but I believe the secret lies in
our having some of the finest agricultural
lands In the world, from which, with intelli
gent treatment, we reap such marvelous har
vests of the finest cereals grown. This, in the
natural course of events, makes an increased
demani for merchandise and manufactured
articles, sold by our merchants, of which we
can say there are none better or more wide
awake to the interests of our little city than
Our citizens last year built many and hand
some business blocks and residences, and the
contract is let for many more this summer.
Some of these matters are of little importance
only in showing the facts In the case. Our
city is prosperous, as a city can prosper only
so far as the farming community is prosper
ous. It demonstrates tha fact that the farm
ers in the Red river valley In Minnesota are
prosperous, contented and happy, and such Is
the kind of a location many Eastern and
Southern people are looking for, in which to
lecate. To all such we say, come and extend
the hand of good fellowship. A visit to our
valley is all that is needed to satisfy the most
exacting. Respectfully, —L. Lamberson.
Succinct Statement of a Satisfactory
State of Thin*..
Special to the Globe.
SHAKOPEE, Minn., May 16.—While our
city is enjoying a great degree of prosperity,
it is not greater than it has been for sev
eral years past. Our city has steadily in
creased in prosperity snee 1890. In 1890 the
push and energy of our citizens secured the
location of a pork packing Institution in .our
city. This was followed within a year by the
location In our city of an excellent stove
foundry. Our flour mill passed into the
hand's of live and energetic managers, who
increased the daily output from 400 to 800
barrels. This was followed by importing
lively hustlers from St. Paul and establish
ing a first-class creamery, and the foregoing
establishment, added to our institutions, such
as brick yards, lime kilns, mineral and bot-.
tllng works and breweries, have given our ;
city constant and substantial prosperity. ;
The hard times have not affected any of i
our institutions, not one of them ever sus
pended operation, but all have at all times
kept their boiler fires bright and their men
employed. These institutions, In connection
with competing elevators, have given to our '
tributary farmers a good open and satis
factory market for all their products, thus
securing to us a valuable fanners' trade.
We attribute our prosperity entirely to the
push and energy of our «4seu, coupled with
careful and economical habits, to a strict
living within their income, an absence of
[ speculation and depending upon their own
efforts and labors rather than to sit on
cracker boxes and discuss the tariff and 16
I to 1 propositions and waiting for our Solons
i at Washington to prescribe cures which kill
| instead of help.
The energy and economy of our citizens,
! aided by an economical city and county ad- j
■ ministration, are what is helping us and we
need nothing else and nothing more to sue-
I ceed. I —Theo Weiland.
Great Center of Business in South
era Minnesota.
Special to the Globe.
MANKATO, Minn., May 16.—Considering the
general depression that has prevailed through- j
out the country for some years, Mankato has \
been, and is, enjoying somewhat remarkable j
| pioaperity. More first-class business buildings '
' were erected during laA year than in any
j one year of its history. This year dwell
j ings are being built in all parts of the city, \
| and those already built are well occupied. '
I Labor is well employed, factories active, and .
! business generally is upon a solid basis. The
! reason for this prosperity Is that Mankato |
is centrally located In the immensely rich !
and fertile agricultural district of South and ;
j Southwestern Minnesota; has communication ;
! by railroads with all parts of it; has devel- i
i oped manufacturers more than any other |
j tewn in the district, drawing its support more j
! or less from this large extent of country, and
i Is now enjoying the benefits of Its rapid de- !
j velopment during the last few years. The :
city has had no so-called boom, nor conse- j
quent reaction. It has had a steady growth !
every year, though, of caurse, more some
years than others.
Mankato Is fortunate in having the best of •
stone for building, lime, and hydraulic cc- i
ment, and excellent brick clay. The large !
number of stone quarries, brick yards, lime !
kilns and cement works working upon these \
natural products, together with the flour |
mills, linseed oil mills, knitting mills, fiber I
! ware works, creamery package works, malt
ing works, foundry and machine shops,
candy factories, etc., and Jobbing in several i
lines, at once give employment to a great j
number of hands and draw support from a ;
large section of country.
Its population has lately Increased by a
great many traveling salesmen and their fam
iliea coming here to live, and retired farm
ers and tradesmen from the smaller towns
coming here to educate their families. These
| have been attracted here by its central loca
i tion and accessibility frota. all points by rail
! way, its abundant school and church advan
| tages, the healthfulnesa of the town and the
1 natural beauty of its surroundings.
—John A. Willard.
Steady and Pleaalng: Growth of a. !
Splendid Town.
; Special to the Globe.
DODGE CENTER, Minn., May 16.—The vil
| lage of Dodge Center Is developing unusual '■
i activity, not a. boom, but a healthy growth j
auguring continued prosperity. The causes
are natural. First—Our location as the geo- >
graphical center of the county. Second—Lo- •
cated at the crosstng of the C. & N. W. and :
| the C. G. W. railways, which gives us two ,
: trunk lines into Chicago and the East, which ,
! assures the very best shipping facilities for |
! the products of the following named institu- !
| tions, which furnish ample market, for all i
farm products:
The Dodge Center roller mills, whose pro
ductions bear the stamp of the world's fair
medal and diploma, and stand equal In qual
ity and strength to any manufactured in this
state. The creamery, which handles some 60,
--000 pounds of milk and from two to three
thousand dollars wortn of eggs each week.
The tow mill, paying from $2.50 to $3 per ton I
for all flax straw raised in the county. The !
four elevators now here and the farmers' ele- |
vator, which will soon be under course of
construction. The Hallett Self-Feeder com
pany and the Wasioja Stone company.
Last fall saw the erection of two brick
structures, containing two stories each; one
by J. R. Springstedd, drugs and stationery; j
the other by the Y. M. C. A. This is the
only town In the United States of its size
having aY. M. C. A. buiWing. The Odd Fel
lows are about to build a flno three-story
brick block, the lower floor of which will
be used for mercantile purposes, the second
for offices and the upper for lodge and recep
tion rooms. Plans for several other brick
buildings are being drawn up. A number of
fine residences are in different stages of erec
tion, and more to follow soon. An unlimited
quantity of stock Is shipped from this point
yearly by local buyers. Our church and pub
lic school facilities are unsurpassed. We ex
pect at no distant day to see Dodge Center,
with her environment of rich farming coun
try, and superior martettng and shipping fa
cilities, not only the county seat but the
metropolis of this county, and possibly of
Southern Minnesota.
The Town Has Beeit Progressing for
Ten Years.
Special to the Globe.
AUSTIN, Minn., May 16.—1 can hardly say
that Austin is now enjoying a greater degree
of prosperity than for several years past, i
Our city has not been more signally prosper
ous during the last year than during any of
the ten years last past,, during all of which
time she has mainta'ned progression along
all the lines of activity and settled resource I
which go to make up a corporate community '
j of hve, substantial and intelligent citizens. \
From a modest little city of about 2,000 souls I
in 1885, we have enjoyed a steady and con- !
tinuous growth, the official census of 1595 '
j giving our population as 5,083. During the I
j last four or five years there has been a large '
; influx of farmers from, our own and neigh- i
; boring counties, who, desiring to lay aside
, the arduous duties attendant upon the tilling
of the soil, have etther purchased or built i
j for themselves, modern, substantial houses i
where In their declining years they might j
enjoy their well-earned rest, and also furnish
to their children the advantage offered by
our excellent schools, which, by the way are
second to none in the state. From this source
we have gained a large 1 number of thrifty and
intelligent citizens.
We cannot boast of a large number of man
ufacturing interests, to bring and distribute
means among our citizens. However, the
few we have, such as' fcrick and tile works,
cement works, flax fiber factory, pork pack
ing house, canning And preserving works,
etc., are substantial and prosperous insti
tutions, furnishing labor at good wages to a
large number of men/women and children.
Living, as we do. In the midst of the most
fertile and productive'district of the North
west, we must cast wide local conditions
and attribute our prosperity to the general
thrift of the commumty. Our farmers have
long since learned of the superior advantages
to be derived from •diversified farming, and
the majority of them have acquired, not only
an unincumbered till io their lands, but have
comfortable and commodious buildings in
which to house their families and stock, and
a surplus of funds either in the bank or at
interest. They spend their money freely, in
useful channels, amongst us, this lending
valuable assistance»in the building up of a
prosperous community. A destructive blow
at the agricultural, interests of this section
would be fatal to Anistin. Those interests
are our main stfty and supnort. Long may
they continue in their good offices.
—J. L. Mitchell.
Residence^ Going Up.
Spe.cial to the Globe..
SLAYTON, Minn.," May 16.—Tnere Is no
Loom here. There are residences going
up, on account of families moving in town
and there not being house room enough to
accommodate the people already here. In the
way of business buildings and fine blocks, we
are erecting none. —James Garrison.
The One Has Been a Material Aid
to the Other.
Special to the Globe.
PRINCETON, Minn., May 16.—That Prince
ton has made material progress the last few
years and has entered upon an era of pros- j
perity Is evident to all who have resided here |
for any length cf time. Three years ago a
disastrous fire destroyed the greater part of
the business but the wooden build- ■
ings have been replaced by large structures '
of brick and stone. The cause of her ad
vancement may, in a large measure, be at- j
| tributed to cheap lands, immigration and the ,
potato. For many years Princeton was head
quarters for the lumbermen. Here they
bought their provisions and supplies, and .
here the chopper and river driver spent the ,
fruits of their labor; but as the forests be
came depleted, and the operations of the lum
', bermen became more remote, Princeton also
| lost a large portion of that trade and traffic.
To replace a business that was fast passing
out of their hands, the merchants and other ;
public-spirited men built and equipped a
! starch factory. The farmer, not slow to see
; the value of raising potatoes in a soil speclal
' ly adapted for them, with a ready market at
his door, soon began growing large quantities
of them. Then came a few years of high
prices; in which the starch factory made no
[ starch, but farmer and merchant rejoiced ;
• together as the Princeton potato was making
: its reputation in many states. Buyers came
from South and West, and Princeton soon be-
I came noted for the quantity and quality of
its potatoes. For three years in succession
\ the prices ranged from thirty to fifty cents,
i which became a great incentive for land
I hunters and homeseekers to secure some of
I the cheap land in the territory tributary to .
! Princeton, which they could procure on such
reasonable terms, that few who came in
| ouest went away without purchasing, and
■ hence we have had a continuous volume of
j immigration taking up vacant lands, develop-
I In« them and making comfortable homes, j
While the soil Is especially adapted for po- j
tatoes, vegetables, and r^ots of all kinds.
i wheat, rye, oats, corn and all succulent
I plants do as well here as in any other part
| of the state.
Princeton le also one of the greatest hay
! phirtn'ns: stations in Minnesota, as much of j
! h»r land Ik comnosed of rich meadows, which
n<>ver fall to produce a cron and are a source
of Incomp to the farmer who is the possessor
of p few arrps of it, and few are the farmers
j Ir^ed. in this section, who cannot today
j cis'm the ownership of ftt lea^t a few acre*
of this valuable land; thus the progress of
Princeton can. in p. irrent measure, he »t
--trihutpd to immigration, cheap farmine lands,
hay and potatoes. —G. A. Eaton.
In a County Which Han Over Twenty
Special to the Globe.
OWATONNA, May 16.—1 take pleasure in
saying that the city of Owatonna is enjoy
ing a greater degree of prosperity than is
found in most cities of its size at the present
time. The years 1594 and 1895 witnessed
more substantial growth than any like period
i in its history, and there Is projected for 1896
more good business buildings and blocks,
mostly now in course of construction, than
in either of the years above mentioned. Many
good residences have been erected in these
: years, and many more are under contract
for this season. I attribute the prosperity
i which our city and its people are enjoying
. to the remarkable improvement which farm
ers have made, in the last few years, in their
i methods of farming. The rapid development
: of the dairy has built and sustained more
I than twenty co-operative creameries in this
I county of only twelve townships, a number
of fine private dairies are also in operation,
and the product of this industry has brought
untold wealth to the producer.
Our city is sharing in the prosperity sur
rounding it. Our business houses have in
creased in number, and the older houses
have increased In amount of business done.
Wants multiply with the ability to supply
them; these people look to our city as the
1 place to market their products and to purchase
[ their supplies, and the town was forced to
grow to meet the demands made upon It.
Another cause which has contributed to our
growth has been our fine educational system.
Our graded schools are unsurpassed in ex
cellence and thoroughness of work done, and j
j Plllsbury academy has forced Its way to the
frcnt rank of educational institutions of the
Northwest. Its reputation has brought to it
students from many states, from New York j
to the Dakotas, Canada, and even London.
I The Twin Cities are well represented, and
| people with children to educate choose a
j home with us to secure the benefits of these
advantages. Our flouring mills are among
the best. A large proportion of the wheat
produced is manufactured here, and the offal
retained and returned to the farms. The state
institution known as the state public school,
a model of its kind, has also contributed its
share to the general prosperity. With such
advantages and a thrifty, industrious and en
ergetic people to push them, we hope and
expect that Owatonna will maintain a pround
position among the flourishing inland cities
of our state. —W. R. Kin yon.
A Small Town That is Proud of Hi
Special to the Globe.
CAMBRIDGE, Isanti county, May 16.—1n
reference to size and population our village
| is too small to appear as a competitor for
distinction among our sister villages, but In
regard to diversified enterprise we demand a
showing of hands before we acknowledge de
j feat; and this is what we hold: Two hotels,
I five general stores, one hardware and one
, drug store, one bank, milliner and dress-
I makers, tailor shop, shoe store and shoe
! makers, barber shop, laundry, two photog
! raphers, restaurants, livery and sale stable,
! flouring and feed mills, saw mill and planers,
I tannery, carding and fulling mills, creamery,
! manufacturing and repairing establishment
j with steam power triphammer, lathes and
other machinery, one potato starch factory
I (which has produced 700 tons of starch the
i present season) and not a single saloon. Our
j industrial conditions we attribute first to
I the natural demand for a business center, <n
I the midst of a growing agricultural district.
Second, to the efforts made and inducements
offered by our business men and citizens gen
erally, to secure new enterprises.
—Daniel Anderson.
A Municipality Which Hu !f«t H»d
a Failure.
Special to the Globe.
AITKIN, Minn., May 16.—Aitkin is enjoying
a greater degree of prosperity than for sev
eral years. In fact, this village has scarcely
felt the weight of the financial stress and de
pression which have been so common through
out the country. Not a single failure has
been recorded; but, Instead, our business
houses and manufacturing enterprises have
multiplied in number, while the older ones
have added to their facilities, and hay* grown
in proportion to the increased patronage they
The causes leading up to this growth and
prosperity are easily discernible, and might
be drawn on with equal success in other lo
calirles having like favorable conditions. We
have a class of business men who always
pull together for the good of their town, no
matter how great may be the rivalry between
them at home or what differences of political
or religious opinion may antagonize them
among themselves—who talk for their town
in season and out; who appreciate the value
of advertising; who stand ever ready to push
along local improvements and Insist on get
ting the best to be had. Once they make up
their minds they want a thing they go after
it —and get it. They have formed themselves
into a board of trade, where all public mat
ters are discussed, and where all movements
for the betterment and welfare of the village
generally are originated and then carried out
under the direction of its most capable men.
We have an active local immigration com
mittee always on the lookout for settlers and
manufacturing enterprises. We have re
cently held here an immigration conven
tion of the Sixth District association, the re
sulU of which are already shown in the large
number of home-seekers flocking in from
Southern and Southwestern Minnesota and
lowa, principally. But much of this agita- ;
tion'would count for naught were it not for j
| the exceptionally fertile lands which we ;
I have to offer. The diversity of soils found !
I here and analyzed by Prof. Hays, of the
slate agricultural college, offer a wide range
' of diversified farming tJ the intelligent ag- !
j riculturist. Aitkin was recently one of the
! competitors for the experimental substation,
but was passed over. This brushing aside of
I our claims was In itself a pronounced in
drrsement of Aitkin county lands, for in the
! language of Prof. Hays: Aitkin county needs ;
no experimental station to demonstrate what
her soils are adapted for; they will produce j
' everything." Aitkin county is the ideal place :
1 for the stock raising and dairying industries,
as well as for the raising of small fruits.
—Freeman E. Krech.
The Town Fast Becoming a Lead
ins Shipping Point.
Special to the Globe.
BROWN'S VALLEY, May 16.—Brown's Val- j
ley, so named, in memory, of the brilliant Joe
Brown, the celebrated pioneer of the new ,
Northwest, is uniquely located on a rich al
; luvial valley, properly called the "Great i
Divide," or land-hyphen between Lakes Tra- ,
verse and Big Stone, lakes, whose beautiful
retreats are being utilized for summer resorts.
The city corporation extends to the boundary
line separating Minnesota from South Da- ,
kota. It is the terminus of the branch line
of the Great Northern from Morris, and there- |
fore has a local advantage over other towns ■
, where the railroad passes through to compet- .
, ing points.
From Its beginning, as an organized embryo
; city, it has a steady, and therefore healthy
growth, without any reactions. Incident to ;
i forced "booms." Never in its brief history |
I have its business interests promised so much '
| as now. Its freighting to and from this point
i excels any period of its past. It supports
: three elevators, aside from several store
. houses of the cereals, on a smaller scale. Its
commercial trade is good and on the increase.
This spring now trading establishments are
| being constructed. All the stores are doing
1 well. The corporation 16 developing Its
I water works, and is soon to erect a massive
\ hall for public entertainments. Our educa- |
I tional facilities are of the progressive order.
What adds specially to the attractiveness of ■
I the place, aside from Its business improve- (
| ments, is the aesthetic taste of the people at
large, exhibited in beautifying their homes
with gardens and trees and flowrrs.
Brown's Valley is fast becoming a con- I
spicuous shipping point for stock. Our farm
ers are developing the best bloods of cattle, j
horses, sheep and swine. Success on these
lines is most encouraging.
—J. O. Barrett.
New Building;* and Factories Grace
the lliiNtlinK I <•«!».
Special to the Globe.
JACKSON, Minn., May 16. — Jackson, the
i county seat of Jackson county, has now a I
| population of 1,600. an Increase of between j
SOO and 900 since 1892. Being surrounded by <
an excellent farming country, occupied by a
j thrifty and progressive class of farmers, the
| town has had a healthy growth, and is now
. enjoying substantial prosperity. The Jackson
! Southern Railway company have their grade
1 almost finished to Superior, 10. When com
pleted this town will have connections with
' the Burlington road at Superior, 10., and the ;
j Rock Island at Ruthven. The new road is ;
! being built by local business men, and is to ■
' be completed by July 1. Two new school <
! houses were built last year, the high school
building at a cost of {26.000. and a primary
school on the Bast side costing about |3,000.
Two steam mills were also erected last sea- '
son, one with'a capacity of 100 barrels and !
' one of 50 barrels. The Jackson Brick com- )
pany has recently been organized, and Is mak- i
; ing a superior quality of brick. This enter
prise gives employment to fifteen hands. Be- j
' ing division headquarters of the C, M. & >
j St. P. railway, a large number of trainmen i
I make this town their home. The roundhouse
of the St. Paul road employs about twenty
hands. One important factor in building up
this town is the Jackson Building and Loan
j association, which is now four years old.
This association has given financial aid In the
! building of over forty dwelling houses, and
has $31,000 loaned out to our citizens. The
town supports a public library of 1,000 vol
umes, has a well-equipped fire department,
water and sewerage systems, five churches,
two school houses, a city hall, court house,
and a first-class creamery, three flouring
I mills and a tow mill, two banks, two weekly
newspapers, and all branches of trade are
well represented. —H. Strom.
With the Prospects for the Season
of 189(1.
Special to the Globe.
STILLWATER, May 16.—The business situ
ation in this city depends to a very large ex
tent on logging conditions and prices, the log
i and lumber industry forming the principal
method for the employment of men and the
distribution of capital. A lively demand for
logs and firm prices always have a quickening
erect upon all lines of trade, and a slow mar
ket generally results in the reverse. Although j
a trifle early In the season, it is evident that i
log and lumber prices are going to range I
j high, and Stillwater merchants look forward '
!to a prosperous season. During the hard I
| times of the past two or three years this city I
i has experienced its share of reverses and j
j failures, but business men now look forward
j to better times. They know not the reason for
] the apparent improvement, except that it lies
! in the fact that there will be a large amount
i of work on the lake and river this season.
! The St. Croix boom has not yet begun sorting I
1 logs, and, as a consequence, several mills here
j and elsewhere are idle, but when the boom
j does get started hundreds of men will be
; pressed into service.
Considerable building is being done here j
this season. A number of residences are now
in process of construction and several busi- ;
: ness houses will be built before fall. The
city is steadily increasing In size and pros- '■
! perlty, but before Stillwater can regain all of
I its lost prestige it will be necessary to have !
, a larger number of factories. Merchants and \
| business men here, who have watched the
! city grow from its Infancy, are unanimous In
i the opinion that the logs now shipped down
river in rafts should be manufactured Into '
lumber at this point. Hundreds of thousands
of dollars' worth of logs float by Stillwater
each season, and the city only reaps the
smallest part of the benefit derived from
Over Its Pant and Hopeful for the
Special to the Globe.
MADELIA, Minn., May 16.—Madelia is sit
uated on beautiful rolling land, north of a
number of beautiful lakes east of us and the
Watonwan river on the south. It is located
on the Omaha railroad. We have a high
school, fine brick and stone, fashioned after
the latest and best of the cities, at a cost of
about $40,000. It has about 400 scholars and
it takes ten teachers to run it. We have
about 1,300 population, increasing gradually
and steadily. We are surrounded by one of
the best farming regions in the West. There
ha.-: never been a failure of crops here since
the grasshoppers left. We have 3 large grain
elevators, about 40 stores, and all lines of
business well represented, 3 lawyers, 4 doc
tors, 9 church societies and 8 church build
ings. The Methodists Lave just let a contract
for a $6,006 church. Our village has a fine
water plant, known as the high-tank system.
The residences are generally good and sub
stantial. Many fine residences were built
Continued on Third Pace.
North and West Bndn of the I «\\ ia
( ompletel j Wrecked—Scores
Are Honielemt.
TOPEKA, Kan., May 17.-A funnel-shaped
cyclone struck the north part of Sabetha, a
small town northeast of here, near the Ne
braska line, late this evening, destroying the
Grand Island depot and elevator and about
twenty residences. It U thought that twenty
or twenty-five people were injured and that
several of them will die. Twenty families
were rendered homeless, losing everything
they had. The cyclone disappeared off to
wards Falls City and evidently did great
damage. Owing to darkness and heavy rain,
details cannot yet be obtained.
Earlier in the evening a cyclone was seen
to form over the town of Mlltonvale, Kan.,
and struck the ground a few miles out of
tewn, but did not do much damage there. It
Is probable this is the same wind storm that
struck Sabetha.
Five persons who were tn the depot at the
time of the cyclone escaped without serious
injury, although Mr. Austin, the telegraph
operator, was carried several blocks by the
fcice of the wind. On Main street, the front
of nearly every store building was blown in.
Tonight a large force of men with lanterns
are patroling the streets and doing all they
can to relieve the homeless. O. A. R. hall
has- been thrown open to the injured and all
the doctors of the town are in attendunce.
The most seriously Injured are: William
Carey, wife and eldest daughter, all badly
hurt, the latter probably fatally. Mrs. KMUa
Murphy, colored,"will die. S. P. Hayes, bur^
led beneath the ruins of his house, jaw bro
ken and serious internal Injuries. The fam
ily of E. Horton were In their big brick block
when the whole west side was blown out and
the walls .came tumbling down, but all es«
caped uninjured.
Frankfort Suffer* From the C>'«
FRANKFORT, Kan., May 17.-At 5 o'clock
this evening a terrific cyclone swept down
upon the town of Frankfort from the south
west. Everything In the north and west ends
of town were completely wrecked. Probably
three score of buildings were razed to the
ground. Some of the best residences of the
town were blown to atoms. Reports coming
in from the country where heavy damage has
been done will materially swell the |om.
Many are reported painfully Injured, but
so far as known no one was killed. Many
head of horses, cattle and other stock have
been killed. The Methodist and Christian
-.<qsßj,j aqj pu* 'pat(s||oaidp ojom s<n{.uni(i>
| terlan church was badly wrecked. Scores of
; people, who are left homeless, are b^lng
cared for tonight in public halls and in the
homos of more fortunate citizens.
Those most seriously Injured are: Henry
Kennedy, noso broken and badly bruised; P,
Cudmore, head bruised; P. Moran, badly hurt;
Mrs. Arthur and two children; Jack Kodgers
and Capt. J. B. Todd. The small number ot
casualties Is accounted for by the fact thut
nearly all of the people fled to their Mi
lan and cyclone caves. Reports coming in
from Vlelts and Seneca say the cyclone was
severe at those points. The latest estimate
is that fully 100 substantial buildings have
been destroyed in the town and surrounding
Two < on in 1..* Swept by the Kun«n»
SENECA, Kan., May 17.—A devastating tor
nado passed through this city at 7:30 this
evening. Everything in Its path was wreck
ed. Couriers from the country report great
damages to property and considerable loss of
life. In this city four were killed and a
number injured. The killed are a boy and
girl of M. R. Connet, a boy of M. E. Voor
hees, and the fifteen-year-old boy of Peter
Aisenmacher's). The seriously injured are: M.
E. Voorhees, John Beldshaw and AIOAXO
Hawley. The latter will not recover. There
were many miraculous escapes from instant
The streets are impassable, blocked with
debris of buildings and fallen trees. The
Grand opera house Is completely demolished.
The roof and west side of the court house
are blown away and caved In, and the roof
of the high school building is gone. The
stet-ples of the new Methodist. Universall.st
and Catholic churches were scattered to the
four winds. Twenty-live residences are
blown to the ground, and buildings innumer
able unroofed.
At Onelda several buildings were destroyed
and three children of James Sherrard kll.ed.
The west half of the village of Bailey \ ill?
was swept away, but none were killed.
The damage in this city is orer $200,000.
Half the Chicago Suburb DeNtro>ed
by Fir«-.
CHICAGO, May 17.—Nearly half the busi
ness portion of the suburban town of Miuo
Island was destroyed by fire today. Altogether
twenty-six buildings were consumed, entail
ing a total loss of about $150,000. A shifting
wind was blowing almost a hurricane at the
time, and the fire spread rapidly. Three hun
dred people who were attending a dance In
Saenger hall had a narrow escape from death.
The building caught fire while the dance was
in progress and a stampede ensued. Many
persons were bruised, though none were seri
ously injured. The last of the escaping cr wd
rushed through a clowd of smoke and hoard
the sound of burning timbers behind them.
In spite of the efforts of the firemen, all the
buildings in Grove street, between Western
avenue and Henry street, the West side of
Henry between Grove and Vermont streets,
and all the buildings on the opposite mv- of
Western avenue were completely destroyed.
Two Killed by I. i uli i >•■ i m
HOLDEN. Mo.. May 17.—While Hulling oa
Bear creek, Charles Ulbright and a young
man named Cook took refuge under a large
elm tree during a rain storm. The tree was
struck by lightning and both were killed Im
mediately. A younger brother of Cook wat
present and 'received a severe shock.
Schooner Mary D. Ayer Wrecked la
CHICAGO, May 17.—The schooner Mary D.
Ayer was sank in collision with the steamer
Onokee in Lake Michigan, off Grosse Point,
early this morning and five members of her
crew were drowned. Those lest were:
TOM JONES, seaman.
FITZ, cook.
All were from Chicago. After the accident
the Ayer drifted down the lake with her
bows stove in and was picked up by the
steamer City of Duluth. Shortly after being
taken in tow she sank, and only two of he*
crew of seven were able to escape.

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