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1i »V .• VOL. XIV, NO. 30. £.vifoune. Published Wednesdays. R. C. STEVENS, Publisher. Official Paper of Stevens County. There seems to be a fatality In the name of Johnstown. New York as well as Pennsylvania must hereafter connect the name with disaster. The soldiers at the United States forts are hereafter to utilize their idle time breeding and rearing fish for the United States fish commission. This 13 a step upward from blacking officers' boots. Governor Fitzhugh Lee, who is so courteous to women and who rides horseback so handsomely, is to be presi dent of the Lexington, Ya., Military institute when his term is out in 1S90 The cork helmet, such as is worn in tropical countries, is the lightest and most comfortable head covering for men in hot weather. But where is the man who is strong minded enough to wear it? Herr Johann Most, the fiery hearted, fiery haired Anarchist leader of New York, changed the day for a great re union of his followers from Sunday to Saturday recently. The reason was that beer could not be sold at the meeting on Sunday. The essential connection be tween beer and anarchy Herr Most can probably explain better than anybody else However her numbers may climb into the millions, Chicago can never be a first class city till she purifies the Chi cago river, which, in the shape of a Y, lies stagnant within her borders. A Tribune reporter who went recently to interview the foul body of water de clares that the 6tench along its banks is thick enough to be used as a foundation stone, even in Chicago. A Word to Writers. When you set out to write for news papers, don't begin ''Tradition tells us," or "History records." Don't do it. Or if you must start in that way, tell us what Sardanapalus and Tiglath Pileser did for about three pages then, after you've got it all written, tear off those three pages, and you will find what is left will make an excellent beginning for your article. Some people's brains seem lumbering and stiff in the joints, and they have to begin with "Tradition tells us," and go on that way till they get limbered out and in training for the real fight with their subject. But they ought in no case to put this brain gymnastics off on the public for the genuine stuff. No! Plunge directly into your sub ject. Tackle it, say plainly and in short words what you had in your mind to say, then stop. Probably half the essay ists in our magazines and quarterlies have the execrable habit of consuming a third of their space before they get a good ready to say what they wanted to say. The editor who understands his business will cut all this preliminary flourish out, mercilessly. It weakens a really good article always. For the rest, be sure you have a clear, sharp idea in your mind of what you want to say. Then say it in the fewest, simplest words that will fully express your thought. Then go over it and strike out every sentence and every word that can be spared. Then it is ready for the printer. As to style, that will take care of itself. O Shah! It is said that the easiest way to house clean a palace in which his dark skinned majesty, the shah of Persia, has been been visiting, is to set fire to it and burn it down. It is furthermore said that when he has had enough of any course at a grand dinner he hurls the remains of it, dish and all, under the table. There is nothing small about the shah of Per sia. He scorns to use a piece of table ware the second time, it seems. But this pleasing custom of his plays havoc with the ancestral china, with its coat of arms, which has been for so long among the most costly treasures of the dukes and earls and "markisses" of the British nobility. Nevertheless, go it, Nasr-ed-Din! Shock the stony, staring British matron to the marrow of her bones. It will do her good. "1 am aware already that one horse can travel faster than another," said his majesty, with great dignity, when in vited to witness a horse race. He thought an attempt was to bo made to teach him something, and resented it accordingly. There was only thing that did astonish him in the whole round of entertain ments the royalties of Europe prepared for him. This, with gentle pride we mention it, was the whistling of that jolly and pretty American woman, Alice Shaw No wonder! Alice Shaw could whistle a scowl off the brow of Olympian Jove himself. But it is on the wgman.question thai this original and independent thinker comes out strongest. When he visited Europe ten years ago he said confiden tially to Emperor William at Berlin one day: "Why don't you send away that ugly old Augusta and get a young and pretty wife?" Fancy the old emperor's feelings! "Get me another lot of women, I've seen all these before," Nasr ed-Din remarked the other day to the Prince of Wales, who had invited the same princesses and duchesses to meet him the second time. Being introduced to one of them, he told her'bltrntly tfiW she was "too old." Finally, when he is dressed in his best togs, his majesty is worth over a mutiny dollars as he stands, owing to the gor geous jewels he plasters all over him. MH. flurm yii'jdSfctefea The Oldest Persons Living. Is human life really lengthening? Near Washington C. H., in Ohio, lives Mar garet Arnold, a woman 119 years old. She was born near Richmond, Va., the year after the Declaration of Independ ence was signed. She smoked a pipe for seventy years and then gave it up, be cause she could not smoke any more, for some reason. She is a little old woman, five feet two inchea in height and weighs 110 pounds. Mrs Arnold eats whatever she likes and never was ill in her life. She has been a widow fifty years, which is a good while, certainly, and Mrs. Arnold would merit the sincere approbation of St. Paul. Her last work was done three years ago, when she knit a pair of stockings. The way to keep young is to keep working. The old lady has three sisters and a brother, all over 100. One sister is 115. Their ages are as follows: Elizabeth Hillard 115 Margaret AruoM. lit .Susan Bailey 100 William KIser 104 Total number of years. 440 Average age 110 But the oldest person now living is probably a mulatto man in Lynn, Mass. Of course there are no documents to back up his claim, but as nearly as can be judged by circumstances he is as old as he represents himself to be—125 years. His name is William Roach, and he was born in Nova Scotia. He remembers the Boston tea party, he says. He heard the people of Annapolis, N. S., talking of it. Roach spent many years of his life on the sea. He bought a little cottage in Lynn with his earnings. This he prom ised to deed to Robeit Brown, a hale colored man of 38, if Brown would take care of him the rest of his life. That was twenty-two years ago. Brown is now 60 years old himself and shows signs of getting old, but old Roach is still as spry as a cricket and does not weaken in the least. Mentally and physically ho is in as good condition as ordinary men at seventy. His hair hangs in long black ringlets to his shoulders. Roach can neither read nor write, therefore has no need for spectacles. Since he was 15 he has been a tobacco chewer. How much older he might have been if he had never used tobacco Mrs. Partington alone would be able to telL The most interesting aged person now living, however, is probably Nagy Fe rencz, a soldier of the wars of Napoleon, 121 years old. He is a Hungarian peas ant, resident at Bares, and his birth is duly recorded and certified. like old Roach, Nagy Ferencz cannot read or write, but his memory is, there fore, all the keener, his tongue all the glibber. He can tell personal anecdotes of many distinguished people who lived 100 years ago. The event of which he speaks with the deepest reverence was the burial of his beloved sovereign, the great empress-queen, Maria Theresa. He was present in person at her funeral, which occurred in 1780. He has all his wits about him, and is constantly on his feet, visiting a round of friends. Nagy is certainly the oldest old bache lor now living, never having been mai ried. How much experience he has missed, to be sure! The old, reliable Evening Poet has been stirring up several of its New York neighbors on the amount of space they devoted to the prize fight. It has count ed up out of its own head and found that during a period covering two weeks before the fight and two days after it The World gave 48 columns all told, The Sun 46 and The Herald 35 to the affair. The Post then asks the said papers why they continue to treat the winning bully as a popular hero, instead of the low, drunken bully he is. The fact is, perhaps on athletic grounds, but fact anyhow, that a good many more people took an interest in that prize fight than were willing to own it. For instance, it is said that the editor of a well known evening paper in New York editorially hoped that the "wild beasts would get the full extent of the law," the evening before the fight, and next morning was down town early, asking eagerly and excitedly whether Sullivan was whip ping the other fellow. Early in the days of the present ad ministration a colored man was appoint ed stenographer in one of the depart ments at Washington. Immediately thereupon the whole army of colored messengers at the capital began to study stenography. They are diving deeply arwl intently into the science of dots and pot hooks. Each hopes that in time he, too, may be an official stenographer. Colored employes in the Pennsylvania Railroad company are studying so hard that it is said the officers whose messen gers they are do errands themselves rather than disturb these earnest seekers after shorthand knowledge. An usher in the Pennsylvania general offices has made an invention which, he says, will allow cable street cars to cross other ca ble car tracks at intersecting streets. Toothpicks and their manufacturers are alike 'way down in the mouth on ac count of the low price of the former. Can it be that the American nation is at last wrenching itself from its beloved toothpick? Can it be we are growing aesthetic, and at last recognize that it isn't pretty to pick one's teeth in public that it is, in short, abominable? If so, what now will become of those who are wont to gouge the insides of their heads out at hotel tables for the edification of their weak nerved neighbors opposite? The National Retail Shoe Dealers'as sociation discussed at its last meeting, among other things, the question of how best to promote the honesty of employes. They reached at last the admirable con clusion that employes could beBt be made honest "by adequate wages and a good example of honesty and diligence in business." Nothing could be better. The late Mr. lick left $160,000 to build Is Academy of Sciences in San EVan ciaco. The spacious and beautiful edifice for t.hia purpose is now nearly completed. IttsBQ feet wide and 195 £e*fc deep. sife4.C MINNESOTA NEWS NOTES. A. C. Clausen has been appointed ohief grain inspector. A new engine house and a new city jail will be built at Red Wing. Delano is infested by theives who set fires for the purpose of robbery. Striking stonecutters of St. Paul, talk of forming a co-operative company. Mayor Sutphin, of Duluth, has re ceived a warning letter signed "striker." The output of logs at Stillwater to date for the season is estimated at 153,000,000. The subscriptions for the policemen injured in the Duluth riot have reached nearly $3,000. The new Lutheran college will be lo cated at St. Paul Park, a few miles out from St. Paul. The state auditor will divide $28,680 among the tire departments of the state the last of July. The recent heavy rains have floated 15,000,000 feet of logs on the eastern branches of the St. Louis river. The special election in Big Stone county resulted in Ortonville retaining the county seat by over 200 votes. Surveys are being made at Taylor's Falls preparatory to putting in dams and booms for holding logs at the rapids. Advance sheets of St. Paul's new di rectory indicate a population of 193,247, a gain of over 80,000 in the past five years. Two swarms of bees entered the resi dence of John Ryan, at Sutton, and the family was forced to vacate in short order. A man supposed to be Cooney, wanted in Chicago in connection with the Cro nin murder case, has been arrested at Albert Lea. John Schwartz, of Amboy, came down stairs with his throat cut and died with out speaking. His roommate, Ernil Lentz, is under arrest. Joseph Hardacre, who killed James Donahue a few days ago, has been ar rested and has been taken back to Man kato, where the crime was committed. Mrs. Elmer Grinnell, of St. Cloud, so cured a divorce from her husband in the morning, and in the afternoon was mar ried to Erick Norquist, a Melrose farmer. Red Lake Indians are opposed to the disposal of their lands according to the bill which Congressman Nelson with so much labor pushed through the last con gress. The flouring mill owned by Marston, Davis & Cray, and leased by McCartin & Knutson, of Lake Crystal, was de stroyed by fire. Loss, $10,000 no in surance. A number of Austin people turned out to hunt down an alleged wild man, and when they captured him they found that he was not wild, but simply scared by their actions. Hon. Edmund Rice, St. Paul's ex-con gressman, died at White Bear lake Thursday, after a week's illness. Soft ening of the brain was the catlse. He was 71 years old. At Stillwater the 5-year-qld daughter of John Carl, of Oak Park, fell head first into a barrel of rain water and was drowned. There was only one foot of water in the barrel. St. Paul has been overrun with thieves and erooks the past week, and the police have orders to arrest every suspicious character in the city. When brought into court they are given an hour to get out of town. The general laws passed at the last session of the Minnesota legis lature will be issued by the secretary of state in pamphlet form next week. The special laws will not be published until The colored citizens of the Twin cities are arranging for a-grand celebration of the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the West Indies Aug. 1, and have secured the state fair grounds for the occasion. The Commercial hotel, sample room and stable and Anderson's photograph gallery burned at Redwood Falls. The Gale Sulky Plow company, of Detroit, Mich., lost three horses ana two wagons, valued at $1,000. A committee of the board of trade are making preparations for the reception iiv Minneapolis Sept. 3 of a national con vention of the representatives of com mercial bodies to secure the enactment by congress of an equitable bankrupt law. At Spring Valley William Walker was instantly killed and William Pulfert se verely injured by a pump giving k"v?hy while repairing a well at Fillmore. The pump was raised high in the air to allp^e the men to w*rk, and in falling struck both men on the head. The clock for the new St. Paid ooiirt house tower has arrived. It is the larg est chiming clock in America. For thfe first quarter four taps will be given, for the second eight taps, for the third quar ter twelve taps, and for the fourth quar ter sixteen taps, followed by the full hour tap by the big bell, in the scale of below G. Insuranoe Commissioner Bailey has issued his annual report. The total risks written in 1*88 amounted to $239,y^9, 574, as against $230,250,485 in 1887. To tal premiums received, $3,304,218.99 in 1888, as against $3,194,694.27 in 1887. The total losses were $1,792,782.08, as against $2,295,172.17 in 1887. At a meeting of the board of manage ers of the State Agricultural society held at the fair grounds to arrange for attractions for the annual fair. The question of inviting the entire militia of the state to be present and participate in a competitive drill was acted upon favor ably. All three of the regiments are to be present, and the handsome sum of $3,500 is to be offered in premiums for excel lence in marching and tactics. This competion will be one of the greatest at tractions at the fair. Death of Adjutaut General McCarthy. ST. PAUL, Minn., July 15.—Gen. C. M. McCarthy died at his home, 616 Missis sippi street, Friday. The cause was in flammatory rheumatism, with which he had been afflicted for several years. The deceased contributed perhaps more than any other one man to the successful or ganization and efficiency of the Minne sota National Guards. He served two terms as adjutant general of the state under Gov. Hubbard's regime. St. Paul.—The appointment of F. J. easterly, of St. Paul, as a deputy com* missioner of labor statistics by Commis sioner Lamb, has been approved by Gov. Merriam. Professor, Carl Vignal claims to be the inventor of an air ship which can be suc cessfully driven and steered by means of a screw propeller. The magnetizing of watches by thagu merous electric currents in cities is be coming a serious nuisance. Inventive genius is at work devising methods to obviate the trouble. One set of invent ors aro striving for methods to demag netize a watch. This can be done by the same agency, electricity. Others are en deavoring to construct a watch which 3= E Camp r.tfX MORRIS, MINN., WEDNESDAY, JULY 17. 1889. Genonil Dipoctory. .JUDICIAL OFFICERS District Judge—Hon. C. L. Brown COUNTY OFFICERS SlioriU—Uoorjro H. Munro Treasurer—A. Thorpe t'lerkof District Court—1Thos. TbomMfcin Auditor—Georgo M. Ullttnan Register of iVtNls— Ii. II. Wellington Judge of l'rolmte—Georgo E. Darling Attorney—S. A. Flaherty Coroner—11. 1.. Ilulburd Surveyor--L. T. Wheaton Court Commissioner—\V. Ii. Colyer County Huptof Schools— Win. C.Blcknell VILLAGE OFFICERS President— N. It. Spurr Councilors— Georire M. Glltinnn, Anton Wivtzke, 1[. 15. VVoltf, S C. Murphy Treasurer—Siiinuel Larson. Recorder—\V. NV. Griswold Marshal— I'eter GaH'ney Justices of the l'eace—John I). Gillespie, Assessor— D. T. Wheaton TOWN CLERKS Frumnas—E E Holseth, Jr, Naub O Daroeu—H lining, Morris Scott— K Church, Morris Stevens—John Daly, Morris Eldorado—A Mackenzie, Herman Donnelly—John Kling, Donnelly Swan Lake—O Dohleu, Nash Moore—Henry Kels, Hancock Pepperton—I'eter Pierce, Morris Rakor—Fred Domarus, Morris Everglade—F \V Heller, Gracevillo Synncs— S Schrapps, Morris Rendsville—A V oil tig, Morris Morris—R .1 Rail, Morris Horton—Dennis Dewane, Morris Hodges—C Park, Hancock CHURCH DIRECTORY Congregational—Rev..LB.Fairhank, Pastor Methodist—Rev. Kllery, Pastor Roman Catholic—Rev. Geo. Gaskcll. Priest Scandinavian Evang'l Luth'n—Rev. P. A. Dietriebson, of Heandiii, Pastor CIVIC SOCIETIES A. F. A A. M.—Golden Sheaf Lodge, No. 133, meets 1st ani3d Saturdays of each month. O. C. HANSON, W. W. W. GUISWOLD, Sec'y (i. A. R.—Overton Post, No. t)9, meets 2d and •1th Fridays of each month, at s o'clock N. R. Si'VHK, Com H. T. 15EVANS, Adjt A. (). I.'. W.—Morris Lodge, No. 55, meets each Tuesday evening at their hall E. W. RANDALL, M. W A. G. SCHULTUIES, Recorder A. O. H.—Division No. 1, meets 1st Sun day of each month, in its hall, at 7 30 p. GEO. JL. GII/TINAN, Pres't S. A. FLAHERTY Rec. Sec'y C. T. A. SOCIETY.—Father Matriiew Socie ty, No. TiIO of the Catholic Total Abstinence Society of America, regular meetings 1st and 31 Sundays of each month, in Assumption Church, immediately after Mnss. Visiting members respectfully invited. P. A. MCCARTHY, Pres't E. P. O'BHIEX,Scc'y AIT. LEBANON R. A. CHAPTER, No. 47, meets first Wednesday of each month. JOIIN HOUSE, H. L. H. WELLINGTON, Sec'y KNIGTHS TEMPLAR,—Bethel Command ery, meets ad and 4thMoiulays of each month. D. SUTHERLAND, E.C. C. C. HANSON, Rec I.O.O.F.—Crystal Lodge, No.132, meets at its hall on Monday evening of each week. J. F. EDGCCOJIB, N. J. A. JOHNSON, R. S THE PUBLIC LIBRARY Will be open as follows: Wednesday and Saturday afternoons from 4 to 0 Wednesday evening, 7 to 9, and Saturday evening, 7 jo 10. J. D. GILLESPIE, Librarian. BUSINESS CARDS. BO. E. DARLING. Counselor at Law, Practioein all State and United States Couri Offlce over Helgeson & Hanson's store. A. FLAHERTY, Lawyer. MORRIS, MINNESOTA County Attorney. •yyM. C. BICKNELL, Attorney at Law, MORRIS, MINNESOT A Office over Stevens Co. Bank. st23-6f) JJENRY HUTCHINS, Attorney and Counselor at Law, MORRIS, MINN. T, BEVANS, Attorney at Law, O I S I N N E S O W. REYNOLDS, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Practices in all Courts of the State and United States, and will take Important cases n the IT. S. Land Office. Office over the Grant County Bank, HERMAN, MINN. A. MCCARTHY, Notary Public & Conueyancer. Abstracter and Examiner of Titles. Special attention given to business before the United States Land Office and Pension Bureau. De fective titles remedied and perfected. Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. MORRIS, MINN. L. IIULBURD, Physician and Surgeon. MOBRIS, MINN. Office over Chas. W. Roline's drug store. DIBcehours from 8 to 9 o'clock A. K., aud 1 to 2 3'clock F. 11. H. DULEY, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Office over Larson & Nilsou's store. Atlantic Ave., Morris, Minn. U. SUTHERLAND, D. Fhysioian and Surgeon. Office over Ilohne's Drug Store. Office Hoars—8 to 10 A.M., aud 3 to 5 P. M. W.MAUGHAN, Veterinary Surgeon. Horses and stock treated by the day. week or month i#t Kptcial rates. Veterl mry medicines furnished 'w order. Allcallsprompt- Iyattended to. y. (tt, Morris,Hinh. Metropolitan Hotel, Morrle, Minn. P. BUNNELL,Formerly of the Lak'i ParkHoiel, at Lake Park, Minn., Proprietor. The Honee has been Thoroughly Renovated, Refitted anl Furnished, making It Strictly Firnf Class in every respect, and will bo cordnoted with a view to tlio comfort of the coflimerciai trade anfl the travelling public generally. 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