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Tariff and Reciprocity Will be
the Watchwords of the
Coming: Campaign.
President Harrison's Past Rec
ord is Without a Single
The Alliance a Political Failure
—It Has Accomplished
Nothing of Value.
Trom Our Own Soeclal Correspondent."
June 11.—Harrison
and Rcid. Protection and Reciprocity,
Those arc the simple words, con
vey'ing great meaning, which are on
the lips of every one at the Nation's
Capital oto-day. They indicate the
republican candidates named at
Minneapolis for the presidency and
vice-presidency, and the issues which
the party will force upon the country's
forum for the next four months.
It was made plain in every utterance
at ^Minneapolis' convention, at which
there were so many from the Dakotas,
that this is to be a campaign, from
p|| the leaders of both parties based upon
Ipl business propositions. Trade and
Ijp finance will be at the botton of every
step, every issue. The bulk of the
oracular evidence of the convention
was indicative of an interest in the
j»~ tariff and our new trade schemes
through the channels of reciprocity.
There was not a speech made before
the convention which failed to
partake most largely of tariff and
in a business way was discussed on
tiie street corners, the hotel lobbies
and in the headquarters of the various
f~- state delegations. There was not one
but that said it was without a flaw
it had fulfilled every promise made
four years ago which it was possible
for a president and liis party to ful
I fill.
There were those who, while prais
ing the President and his accomplish
ments, conscientiously believed it
best not to re-nominate him. They
were those who held party interest
above men. They feared the prece
dent of a second term, or believed it
better to have another man, whose
entry would give hope of better days
for those out of office. oSenatorJPetti
grew was one of the latter. Senator
Pcttigrew was not opposed to Presi
dent Harrison factiously, he said,
but because the conditions of the
party, demanded new blood a new
lease for those out. But the Senator
is a good Republican and will fall
gracefully into line.
will be found among the republicans
this year, I predict. As I said in a
letter a couple of weeks ago, before I
knew that our leader would not be
Blaine, republicans, since the exper
ience of 1884, have shown a disposi
tion to bring about reforms in their
own party. They have found that
it is ruinous to individuals and
to party to leave their first
love and go off for the establishment
of a new party. They have shown a
bold disposition to stay and by reason
and force compel their party to either
adopt their own plans and ideas out
right or compromise. What have the
Republicnan farmers gained in legis
lation by leaving their party and go
ingoff into anew organization. Not a
^single line of legislation proposed by
an Alliance member of either house
of this Congress will be found upon
the Revised Statutes when the term
expires March 3rd next.
is not the alliancc, but the republi
can. The farmer lias gotten more
out of this administration in every
way than has any one else. Reciproc
ity, features of the tariff and statu
tory laws relating to irrigation,
diseases of cattle and all kinds of live
stock, seed, etc., are everywhere rec
ognized as foremost interests in the
new laws.
The alliancc has proven a common
political enemy. It has cut into Re
publican ranks in tho Northwest and
made inroads upon the Democrats in
the South. It is but natural therefore
that as a party it should fail to get
the respect of cither of the great old
parties in Congress. I am inclined to
the notion that the farmers, in cal
culating their political possibilities
in going into the Alliance from the
Dakotas, for instance, have failed to
take general facts into consideration.
They have looked at local effects of
the movement. The country is too
cosmopolitan to ever admit of the
success of a distinctive class political
movement, be it Alliancc, Prohibition
Labor or what-not. While it might
be strong in one locality, in one state,
it would fail elsewhere, for as soon as
you leave one locality you encounter
different conditions.
It impossible to establish and main
tain prohibition in a new state, where
the population is small and no one
will enter except he be a teetotaler, but
in the east and south they will not
have it. Just so with the alliancc.
to their own party, be it Democratic
or Republinan, get into the majority
now and then, if not at all times, and
they can successfully accomplish their
purpose, by making reasonable de
mands upon the majority. It is a
noticable fact that every alliancc
member of congress is a political
reuegade, a professional politician.
The real farmer, who has some general
li interests and his country at heart,
get nothing but bad wind.
These ideas are thrown
honest intentions, for I
farmer's stock myself and
many years in politics
politicians ,,
there is anywhere now. His cam
paign opened quietly, devoid of
The campaign of 1888 was Me*of
conscience, based upon intelligence.
Harrison grew. He was a magnificent
soldier, an honest man, one of the
people, a lawyer of the highest type,
and a statesman who had done more
than any other for the new states,
and as the election approched the
voters began to admire the man.
The enthusiasm came at the polls.
That is where it will come in 1892.
That is where it does the most good.
Harrison and Reld will be elected
in November.
June 13.
pension appropria­
tion bill was reported back with
amendments and calendared. It car
ries a total appropriation of $146,737,
350 tan increase of «ll,912,264over the
house bill, and $11,622,685 more than
last year. The principal items are an
increase of $11,907,634 for the army
and navy pensions.
The bill introduced by Mr. Peffer
May 26, to increase the currency and
provide for its circulation at reduced
rates of interest and establish a
bureau of loans, was taken from the
table. Mr. Peffer spoke in advocacy
of it. It provides for appointments
by the president of commissions to
establish loan agencies at the capital
of every state and territory and other
convenient places to loan money to
people, secured by real estate, in
sums not less than $100, nor more
than $2,500 to one person or family.
No provision is made as to the rate
of interest. To provide funds, treas
ury notes are to be issued at the rate
of $1.50 for every dollar's worth of
gold and silver coin and bullion
belonging to the United States. No
corporation or firm is to hereafter
receive more than 5 per cent interest
on short time, nor more than 4 per
cent for one year, or longer. Provis
ion is made for loans on agricultural
products in warehouses at the rate
of 4 per cent.
Much of Mr. Peffer's speech was in
denunciation of usury, which he said
was breaking down the republic. The
republic would go down unless the
people were saved. There is no way
of saving them except by destroying
usury. He believed congress had per
fect authority under the constitution
to lend money to the people, as much
as to provide for carrying mails or
packages, or determining rates which
railroads may charge for carrying
freight or passengers.
At the close of his speech the bill
went over without action.
Mr. McPherson gave notice of his
intention to address the senate Wed
nesday on free coinage.
Mr. Morgan gave notice that he
would do so tomorrow. Adjourned.
HOUSE—The house committee on
Indian affairs reported the house bill
ratifying the agreement for cession to
the United States of lands in Cher
okee outlet. It aggregates over
8,000,000 acres, which will be thrown
open to settlement if the bill becomes
a law.
On motion of Mr. Peel of Arkansas,
a bill was passed providing that In
dian children be declared citizens
when they reach the age of 21 years,
and shall thereafter receive no sup
port from the government provided
they have had ten years' industrial
Mr. Otis of Kansas asked consent
for present consideration of a resolu
tion reciting improper conduct on the
part of Secretary Noble and Commis
sioner Carter with regard to the Max
well land grant said conduct being
alleged to be in pursuance of a con
spiracy entered into some years ago
by Stephen B. Elkins and J. William
son, and asking for a special commis
sion of seven members to inquire into
the matter.
Mr. Payne of New York objected,
and the resolution was referred.
After action upon some District of
Columbia measures, the house went
into committee of the whole on the
fortification bill.
After dispensing with the first read
ing of the bill, the committee rose
without further action.
In "consideration" during the morn
ing hour, the senate bill was passed
(with amendment), authorizing entry
of lands chiefly valuable for building
stone under the placer mining law.
Also a bill to protect settlement of
rights where two or more persons set
tle on the same section of agricult
ural public land3 before survey thereof.
out with
am from
have been
and with
From first to last will be conducted
from the Republican side with
Harrison and Rcid. There will be no
noise, no bluster, but the intelligence
of voters will be appealed to at all
times. I know the people of the
Northwest wanted to see Blaine
president. That was natural and
proper. But Harrison has made the
best president we had since Lincoln
.^hcn.he was nominated In 1888 there
-was even more disappointment than
TUESDAY, June 14
SENATE—At the opening of the
senate the death of Representative
Stackhouse was announced, and after
the adoption of suitable resolutions
the senate adjourned in respect to his
HOUSE—In the house today the sen
ate amendments to diplomatic and
consular appropriation bills were non
concurred in and a committee on
conference appointed. The death of
Congressman Stackhouse had been
announced, and after the adoption of
appropriate resolutions, the house as
a further mark of respect adjourned.
SENATE—The senate spent four hours In
debate on tho silver bill, Mr. Morgan occupy
ing about three fourths of tho time in an
elaborate presentation of arguments In sup
port of the measure. Ho criticised the silver
plank In tho Minneapolis platform as timid
and irresolute, while ho gave It credit for
being a step to tho front, and as to the com
ing Chicago convention, Mr. Morgan said tho
democracy would also stop to the front and
declare net only that silver should bo equal
with gold, but that It should have the right
free coinage.
He was followed by Mr. Palmer, who moved
strike out all the blU except tho first sec
tion, which fixes tho standard of gold and
silver dollars and makes thoso coins legal
tender, and permits owners of sllverlor gold
bullion to have It minted for their benefit
and without charge.
Mr. Stewart spoke In support of the bill and
Mr. Cockrellpresented figures to prove that
just beforo the demonltizatlon act of 1873,
of silver dollars had not virtually
as often assorted, but was going on
No action was taken on tho bill.
Mr. Morrill will address the senate in oppo
posltlon to tho bill tomorrow. Adjourned.
noDSE—After transaction of routlno bus
iness, tho house went into committee of the
whole on tho fortification appropriation bill.
Mr. Beckenridge of Kentucky, briefly
explained its provisions. It appropriated
$3,412,272, being $1,332,427 less than the amount
of the bill of last year, and authorizes the
secretary of war to make contracts for cer
tain work Involving further expenditure of
After remarks by Mr. Grout of Vermont,
the committee rose and tho bill passed.
The house then went Into committee of the
whole on revenue bills.
Tho first bill called up by Mr. Shively of
Indiana was tho bill to reduce the duty on
tin plate.
Mr. Shevly's speech ellctcd a good deal of
applause from his party colleagues and was
attentively listened to.
Mr. White of Iowa'mad© his maiden speech
in favor of the bill.
After remarks by Messrs.O'Neil of I ennsyl
vania and Raines of New York, the commit
tee rose and the house adjourned.
Thursday, JUNE 16.
SENATE—The silver bill was discussed by
Mr. Morrill, who was replied to by Mr. Stew
art, and It went
without action
After a short discussion the anti-option
bill was referred to the judiciary committee,
Mr. Washburn stating that the bill would be
reported promptly by the committee.
A conference report on the river and har
bor bill was made by Mr. Frye, who stated
that an agreement had been reached on all
but two amendments, which were for a boat
railway around the Dalles of Columbia river,
and for a can«l In the state of Washington
to connect tho waters of Lake Washington
with those of Puget sound. After along
session the senate insisted on Its amend
ments and agreed to a further conference,
It then adjourned until Monday next.
HOUBB—The tin plate bill engrossed the
entire time of the house today. But little
attention was paid to the debate. On both
sides Interest was largely perfunctory, and
tho bouse adjourned without taking action
on the bill,
FRIDAY, Jane 17.
HOUSE—'Thero was an unusually large
attendance In the house today. The river
and harbor conference report was submitted.
There was a disagreement upon it and a fur
ther conference was ordered. The remain
der of tho day was consumed in fillibuster
Ing over the Sibley claim bill, and the house
adjourned without action.
The Fall Text of Ills I^ast Order to the G.
A. R. Posts.
ABERDEEN, Juno 15,1892.
Tho following appointments of Adjutants
have been made by Colonels of Division, and
tho same are hereby confirmed:
Division No. l-James Fitzgerald, Beres
Division No. 3—W. H. Sanborn, Parker.
Division No. 4—C. H. Van Slyke, Sioux
Division No. 5—F. H. Clark, Plankington.
Division No. 6—Levi Brown, Ethan.
Division No. 7—E. V. Miles, Wesslngton
Division No 8—E. T. Sheldon, St. Lawrence.
Division No. 11—Granville W. Dcmarest,
Division No. 12—E. C. Stlllwell, Clark.
Division No. 13—John H. Shirk, FaulUtori.
Division No. 14—J. N. Carver, Britten.
Division No. 15—Emmot Cole, Aberdeen.
Division No. 16—J. F. Strolt, Hormosa.
Division No. 17—Wllbor Peck, Doadwood.
Colonels of Divisions Nos. 2, 9 and 18 are
requested to make their appointments of
Adjutant and send In tho name without fur
ther delay.
Additional appointments of comrades to
servo upon tho Staff of the Department Com
mander are hereby announced. Thoy will
bo obeyed accordingly:
Aldes-de-Camp, Thomas Scarvoll, Oroton
E. 11. Couso, DeSmot J. Cummlngs, Brook
ings A. S. Mltclioll, Volga C. A. B. Fox,
Lake Preston B. 8. Wheeler, Iroquolsf J, D.
Dauser, Tyndall John P. Brohl, Faulkton.
Comrade M. E. Robinson, of Blunt, is
appointed Major of the 8th Division, vice W.
H. II. Barker, resigned.
The following Costs under suspension have
been re-instated:
Harney, No. 28, Rapid City John A. Dlx,
No. 30, Hlghmorc Gen'l. Sheridan, No. 43,
Bloomlngton Wm. Stanley, No. 148, Her
Comrades Intending to visit Washington,
D. C., during tho National Encampment, will
need the national countersign, and Post
Commanders should communicate the same
to members of their Post only.
In view of better times and the greater
prosperity dawning upon our State, the Posts
aro urged to recruit their numbers, both by
bringing in new available members and tak
ing back the suspended upon terms adapted
to tho financial condition of the parties Inter
Post Officers who have kindly sent In to
Headquarters roports of Memorial Day exer
cises have tho thanks of tho Department
Commander therefor. Any further reports
of this nature are requested to bo sent
directly to Col. C. B. Clark, Dept. Chaplain,
whoso postolllce address Is Mitchell.
The attention of the Commander, Adjutant
and Quartermaster of each Post Is particu
larly called to the fact that the semi-annual
reports should bo made out Immediately
after June 30th, and, together with tho por
capita tax (fifteen cents por capita semi
annually) forward at once to the Assistant
Adjutant General.
The 400th anniversary of tho discovery of
America will be the most important of all the
centennial observances through which we
have passed, and should everywhere In
America be appropriately and systematically
marked. To this end tho Department of
Superlntendance of tho National Edu
cational Association have appointed the
State Superintendents of Education as a
general committee to lead the celebration In
the several states. An executive committee
was also elected to prepare a uniform pro
gram for uso In every precinct in tho repub
lic, and to take direct charge of tho move
ment. Tills program will bo published and
distributed to each locality on or about Sep
tember 1st, 1892. It will be simple but
impressive and worthy of the occasion. It
will provide for morning exercises In tho
school houses, especially arranged for tho
pupils, also for an afternoon celebration In
the largest hall, designed for tho public gen
erally, at which tho older pupils will be pres
ent by delegation or en masse. And tho
executive committee having said in Its mes
sage to tl^o teachers: "Invito tho Vot
erans of the War to send details to evory
school house to assist In tho morning Salute
to the Flag, as well as to act as escorts to tho
pupils In the afternoon parade," tho Com
mander-in-Chief, desiring that we be fore
handed In tho matter, directs Department
Commanders to officially advise their
respective commands of this Intention to
celebrate Discovery Day, Oct. 12th, 1892, In
the schools, and to Issue the neconsary orders
to secure tlio required aid and assistance of
tho comrades In tho ceremonies. Therefore.
Department, Staff and Division Offlcors aro
requested to Interest themselves In, and by
overy means In their power, support tho
Post Commanders are directed to confer
with the school officials and teachers of their
respective localities at the proper time, and
assure them of the hearty co-operation of
tho Posts In such exercises as may be
arranged for tho comrados to take part In.
Also to Issue orders for the assembling of tho
Posts Oct. 12th, In uniform, with badges, and
liavo detail present at the school houses
sharp on the hour fixed for raising and salut
ing tho Flag.
The Woman's Relief Corps and the Sons of
Voterans are most cordially invited to Join
with tho G. A. R. In helping to make this cel
ebration an over memorable ono to the
thlrteeon million school children in the
United States. By command of
JOHN ACKLEY, Dept. Commander.
Assistant Adjutant General.
Married In a Cemetery.
The strangest and most unique
marriage ever performed in Balti
more took place last week within the
boundaries of Green Mount Cemetery
over the grave of the parents of the
bride. Additional importance
attached to the event oyving to the
prominence of the contracting
parties. The groom was Colonel Hen
doick Yon Stamp, ex-Minister of
Denmark to the United States, the
bride was Miss Mildred Hammond, of
this city, daughter of the late Gen
Hammond. Six carraiges were
occupied by the wedding party, but
vehicles were supposed to be a fun
cral cortege, as they slowly moved
through the cemetery. When the
Hammond lot was reached the graves
were strewn with flowers, and the
wedding was quickly performed, the
bride standing upon the grave of her
mother, and the groom standing
the grave of the bride's father.
The bride is of one of Maryland's
oldest families, being a remote
decendant of President George Wash
ington. She is 40 and the groom 44
years old. The party left for Wash
E. A. Sherman, of Sioux Fans, was
married in that city last week to Miss
Kathlee E. Elwell. He was at one
time treasurer and auditor of Dakota
Edgerly jubilated over Harrison's
The State Bank of Edgerly has
opened for business.
Dickey paid out $900 in one month
for bounty on gophers. tgjp
Over $15,000 worth of b'ookslfre now
in the State library at Bismarck, and
another consignment selected by
Librarian Flint are expected every
A defect in the present law prevents
the appointment of deputy boiler
inspectors. There are more boilers
in the state than any one man could
inspect in eighteen months.
It is reported that a party of James
town hunters had started a herd of
seventeen buffalo in the hills. In this
case two of the cows got in with some
cattle fifteen miles northwest of
The vacant desks of the deceased
members of the Legislature, Repre
sentatives Daily, of Walsh county
and Thompson, of Trail, were deco
rated with flowers at the opening of
the extra session.
At a special meeting of the Valley
City board of trade, it was voted to
donate $250 to assist the Alliance
committee in taking care of the dele
gates to the-state meeting to be held
in that city.
Mercer County has the largest
acreage in grain that has ever been
sown. It all came up even and is
growing very fast. Now that the
June rains have set in there is every
indication of another large crop.
The Bismarck Tribune credits Hon.
J. B. Wineman, of Grand Forks, as
the man that discovered the defect in
the law that there was no provision
made for the selection of electors of
President and vicc-Prcsidcnt of the
United States.
The Crystal Call is responsible for
the following: "Pride does not
always exist in town, butoccasionally
bobs up in the rural districts as well.
One day last week a western farmer
drove up to the west side of town
with his lumber wagon and ox team,
accompanied by the women folks of
the family, and an observer was sur
prised to see llie ladies get out of the
wagon and walk into town, a distance
of at least a quarter of a mile. Too
honest to go in debt for horses and
carriage, and too proud to ride in a
farm wagon, they walked while visit
ing the fashionable and aristocratic
city of Crystal.
World's Fair Notes.
A very fine collection of tropical
plants, including some of the largest
specimens, will be sent from Jamacia
to the World's Fair. The arrange
ments for their transportion have
already been made.
Great Britain's building at the
World's Fair is now in process of
erection. The structures of a number
of other foreign nations will be begun
within ten days or two weeks, as
commissioners are oh the ground pre
paring to inaugurate work.
The postal facilities and service at
the World's Fair will constitute a
part of the U. S. government exhibit
and, naturally, will be made as near
perfection as possible. The expense
estimated to be necessary to accom
plish this is $163,047. Postmaster
General Wanamaker has asked that
an appropriation of that sum be
made by the government.
A miniture model of a typical west
ern farm, complete in every detail,
will be exhibited in the Washington
state building at the World's Fair.
Among other exhibits will be a col
lection of specimens of all the species
of birds, flsh and animals to be found
in the state. The interior of the
building will be decorated in large
part by the women of the state.
Pope Leo XIII has shown the deep
interest he feels in the World's Fair
and in America by deciding to exhibit
at the Fair some of the rare treasures
of art, literature and history which
the Vatican contains. Archbishop
Ireland, now in Rome, has cabled
this information and asked for space
for the exhibit.
Among the Montana exhibits to be
sent to the world's fair at Chicago is
a 500-pound brick of solid gold taken
from one mine, the "Spotted Horse,"
located at Maiden, Fergus county.
The "Spotted Horse" mine has quite
a remarkable history. It was discov
ered by Phil McAdow, who worked it
for years in a small way, but sufficient
to yield him a good income. About
two years ago he bonded it for $500,
000 to a party of capitalists, includ
ing ex-Gov. Ilauser, of Montana. The
bond was to run for a year. Before
the year was out the capitalists con
cluded the mine was not worth the
money and threw up the bond. They
had already paid McAdow $300,
000 of the bond but prepared
to sacrifice that amount rather
than "sink" any more money,
as they thought they were doing.
The mine, of course, reverted to
McAdow. He began working it
again, on a somewhat larger scale
than before. In six months after
the bond was surrendered, McAdow
turned up in Helena with a $50,000
gold brick under his arm. From that
time on he has been taking out
money. The $150,000 brick he says he
doesn't need now, so he will send it to
Scientific American: According to
a report made by Vice Consul Robin
son, of Colon, on the Isthmus of Pan
ama, the business of preparing
banana meal for the New York
market will soon be carried on in that
region, nc states that a company
has been organized with a capital of
$75,000, under the name of the
Banana Food company, for the pur
pose of drying and otherwise prepar
ing bananas and plantains for food.
He says it has been ascertained that
while apples yield only 12 per cent.,
bananas with the skins removed yield
25 per ccnt of thoroughly desiccated
fruit. The supply of bananas is
practically unlimited. The fruit
grows to maturity all the year round,
and may be obtained every day
throughout the year, so that the man
ufacture of the new food can be made
How the lied Man's Sons and
Daughters are Being Edu
The Closing Exercises of the
Government School at tho
Capital City.
They Present Vivid and Realistic
Scenes from Longfellew's
The closing exercises of the govern
ment Indian school at Pierre took
place last week. There was a large
attendance of people from Pierre and
many of the parents of the Indian
children were present—there being
one hundred lodges of Indians camped
near the school and many more left
their wagons and tents on the oppo
site side of the river.
The exercises consisted of songs,
readings, recitations and tableaux
rendered by the Indian children
The exercises were very well executed
and some are deserving of special
mention. The tableaux representing
the Indian school base ball nine was
rendered by nine little fellows and
was a good take off on the Indians
who composed the nine. Frank
DuPrec sang a solo entitled "Three
Sailor Boys" which was exceedingly
well done and shows what can be done
for the Indian in a musical way. A
Sun Flower quartette was rendered
by four little girls. They were
dressed to represent sunflowers and
stood behind a garden wall with only
their heads in sight. The heads
noded and bended to the breeze quite
lifelike. The most interesting part
of the exercises was the series of tab
leaux representing scenes from Long
fellow's Hiwatha and were true to the
story. The portions of Hiwatha were
read by Mrs. Hallct, one of the teach
ers, and the sections were vividly por
trayed by the tableau-. The first
tableaux scene was Nokomi's warning
to Hiwatha not to seek a wife among
strange people. The second scene was
where Hiwatha appears before the
tent of the arrow maker and his
daughter Minnehaha. Third repre
sented departure of Hiwatha and
Minnehaha after their successful
wooing. Fourth, the wedding feast
of Minnehaha and Hiwatha. This
was a regular Indian tepee camp
scene. Indians were seated around
the camp fire and the bride was wait
ing upon them. Fifth scene was
where the famine and fever appeared
in thelndiah camp. The sixth was
the death scene of Minnehaha.
The average attendance of children
at the school during the past year has
been 160. Taken altogether the year
has been a fairly successful one for
the school. Superintendent Davis
has had innumerable obstacles to
encounter in getting the school
started. In the first place when the
school opened last year the main
buildings were none of them com
pleted, and it was several months
after the school had been running
that things were gotten so they were
fairly comfortable. Then the appro
priations made by the government
for the maintenance of the school had
been less than they will be in the
future. Notwithstanding these difl
culties the school is now on a good
footing in every respect. Theimprove
mcnts which have been completed
are such that the inspectors who have
recently visited the school say it is
among the most completely equipped
schools in the service. The buildings
are entirely heated by steam, are sup
plied with hot and cold water
throughout, has a good system of
sewerage and a fire apparatus has
recently been furnished.
For the coming year 340 acres of
have been leased in the vicinity
of the school to be used as a pasture
and for farming purposes. Superin
tendent Davis' estimates for mainten
ance for the coming year have all
been approved by the Indian depart
ment ar.d will very likely become a
law. Appropriations will no doubt
be made for additional new buildings
and a $2,000plumbing contract during
the coming year.
The Indians appreciate the advan
tages of having this Indian school
located at Pierre. Mr. Davis informs
us that it is doubtful if the majority
of the children who attend the school
would go at all if they had to be sent
to an eastern school. The Indian
parents like to have their children
near by where they can call occas
sional and see them and have them
go home on vacations.
Justly Indigrnant.
On Memorial day the people of
Alcester woke from their slumbers to
witness a strange sight. For the first
time in its history, a rebel flag waved
over a church building in the loyal
State of South Dakota. There on the
spire of the Congregational Church
waved the emblem of the Confederacy,
showing the colors, we are informed,
of at least two of the trustees of the
church, one a genuine Johnny Reb
and the other a representative of that
class who did their work in the dark
during the late rebellion—a copper
head. It appears that the old soldiers
of Alcester and vicinity made prepara
tions to observe Decoration Day and
intended to use the church building
for that purpose. Upon making ap
plication to the copperhead trustee
tliey were informed that they could
not have the church, as they would
spit tobacco juice on the floor and
otherwise dirty it up. Tho copper
head trustee then went Reb trustee
and the}', being a majority, fixed the
matter to their own satisfaction.
Great indignation is manifested by
the old soldiers and all the loyal peo
ple of the vicinity.
One of the most fearful accidents
in the history of Cincinnati was that
of the fall one day last week of the
bridge which was in the course of con
struction over the Licking river,
between Covington and Newport, Ky.
Sixty-eight workmen were on the
structure, twenty of whom were
killed and the balance were more or
less injured.
After July 1st, the Howard post
office will be in the presidential class.
The famous Keystone mines situa
ted near Deadwood are in litigation.
W. B. Wampler has been appointed
postmaster at Sisseton, on the reser
Pontoon bridges on the Missouri
seem to be uncertain property. Both
Chamberlain and Pierre are having
The 2-year-old child of Conductor
Frank Maynard, of Marion unction,
died from the effects of being scalded.
Henry Duclos, of Chamberlain, a
prominent farmer of Brule county,
last week committed suicide by hang
ing, in the county jail.
The town of Centennial in the
Black Hills country was visited by a
juvenile cyclone last week. Several
small buildings were more or less dis
At the republican ratification meet
ing held at Woonsocket, S. T. Wins
low was formally announced as a can
didate for governor before the coming
republican convention.,
Alonzo Chase, of Rcdfleld,.has been
elected to the honorable position of
instructor and director of Volapuk
for South Dakota at a recent session
of the North American Volapuk
The new artesian well at Madison
is progressing rather slowly. The
depth reached is in the neighbor
hood of 350 feet, but as the casing is
being put in as fast as the work goes
on there is little or no danger from
The books of the state library have
been placed upon the shelves con
structed in the library room at the
capitol. The books have been packed
away in boxes ever since tliey were
packed up for shipment from Bis
marck three years ago.
J. P. Grove, of Papillion, who
bought 560 acres of wild land north
west of Plainview, has just received a
steam breaker with a capacity of
turning over 246 acres of ground per
day. The ground will be put to flax.
H. L. Loucks, vice president of the
national alliancc and editor of the
Dakota Ruralist, has been summoned
to Washington on account of the
death of L. L. Polk, president, and to
take charge of the affairs of the
The first load of new hay was placed
on the market at Sioux Falls last
Friday and held at $10 a ton. It was
of the best quality and yielded from
one to one and one half tons to the
acre. This is a good year for hay
and within a few weeks the market
will be glutted.
Jas. Owen, of Pierre, has closed his
$40,000 contract with the government
for the erection of the Indian school
at Flandreau. He also has secured
another $15,000 contract at Rosebud
and one at Standing Rock. Mr. Owen
expects to close an even $100,000 in
contracts during the month of June.
J. W. Jones and Kenneth Harris,
two newspaper men of Hot Springs,
engaged in a street exhibition of the
manly act one day last week. Harris
carried off the belt, although the
lighterman by forty pounds. No
gloves were used, but Jones attempted
to apply the knife. The trouble grew
out of a newspaper controversy.
The republican central committee
held a meeting at Madison last week.
The convention, at which state
officers will be nominated, will be
called to meet July 20th, at Madison.
The citizens of that place will see
that the crowd have ample accom
modations and the convention will be
held in the pavilion. Hot Springs
came very near winning the "prize."
The corporate board of Rcdfleld col
lege consisting of 21 members from
various parts of South Dakota met
Tuesday and elected the following
board of trustees: W. W. Taylor, R,
B. Hassell, D. M. Evans, Thos. Ster
ling, J. E. Robinson, D. R. Tomlin,
W. II. Thrall, J. IT. Hall, all of Red
field G. A. Wood, of Milbank C. W.
Gregory, of Mellette A. Loomis, of
Mclvln Grisby, of Sioux Falls, is
figuring with Chicago parties for the
representation of his "Smoked Yank
iri panorama form. The capitalists
figuring with Mr. Grisby have made
an offer to Pliilloppo, the greatest
panorama painter in the world, to
prepare the scenes. Pliilloppo's usual
price is $100,000. His greatest work
is the "Gettysburg" panorama.
The grand lodge, Masonic, in ses
sion at Sioux Falls last week, elected
the following officers: Grand master,
II. J. Rice, Huron deputy grand mas
ter, R. C. McAllister, Madison senior
grand warden, W. C. Allen, Groton
junior grand warden, F. II. Files,
Sioux Falls: treasurer, C. E. Ilines,
Woonsocket secretary, C. T. McCoy,
Aberdeen. The next session will be
held at Yankton.
After a three day session in Sioux
Falls. the South Dakota world's fair
commission adjourned to meet in
Woonsocket on the 23d. Secretary
Gibbs has gone to Chicago to secure
plans for a building and to at once
proceed with the work of construc
tion. The funds which have been
contributed by the citizens through
the circulation of subscription papers
now amounts to nearly $20,000.
On Wednesday, June 29, the woman's
world's fair board for South Dakota
will meet in SiouxFalls to devisep lans
for the work of their commission.
There will be present Mrs. William
Duff llaney of Rapid City, Mrs. J. A.
Trow of Madison, Mrs. A. C. Mellette,
wife of the governor, and Mrs. J. S.
Oliver of Huron. They will meet the
ladies of Sioux Falls and arrange for
the organization of a woman's world's
fair club and for a local entertainment
which it is proposed to give for the
benefit of the women's fund. The
work assigned to the commission is
the educational exhibit, finance and
domestic economy. On behalf of the
state the general work of the lady
managers, appointed by the lady's
board at Chicago will be in co-opera
tion of the commissioners, the lady
managers being honorary members or
the women's board for the state.
C. T. McCoy, grand secretary of the
grand lodge A. F. and A. M., 6ays in
his report that there aro now in the
state seventy-nine chartered lodges.
During the year three new lodges
have been organized, one at Hill City,
one at Heckla and one at Crystal
Lake. The total membership is 3,
725. The gross receipts for the year
were $3,008.25. In widow's charity
fund there is $500. Upon this fund
there has been practically no call dur
ing the year.
Under Louis Richards' supervision
and permission, Doctors Pahl and
Harvison hauled a forty-foot seine in
the artesian lake at Kimball. The
catch was not heavy, owing to the
weeds at the bottom which lifted the
net. Two nice carp, weighing about
four pounds each, were caught and a
few bullheads. The haul, however,
dragged to shore a large turtle as big
around as a peck measure.
Mr. H. L. Bras of Mitchell, has
been appointed chairman of the com
mon schools for the educational
exhibit for the World's Fair for South
Dakota, by Prof. J. W. Mauck, super
intendent of the educational exhibit
of the state. The task assumed by
Mr. Bras is no light one, taking into
consideration the fact that there arc
3,000 schools in the state, the exhib
its of which he will collect and
arrange for exhibition.
The grand chapter of royal arch
masons met at Sioux Falls last week
The secretary's report showed that
there are in the state 1,348 members
distributed among twenty-four subor
dinatcchapters. The followingofflccrs
were elected: G. II. P., E. B. Bracy,
Mitchell D. G. H- P., Robert F.
Sedan, St. Laweence G. K., L. G.
Levoy, Webster G. S., Chas.E.IIinds,
Woonsocket G. T., Jas. S. Huston,
Redflcld: G. S., Geo. A. Pcttigrew,
Flandreau G. C., Rev. John II. Bab
cock, Mitchell G. C., J. E. Bennett,
Clark G. P., II. T. Corson, Sioux
Falls G. R., ,H. J. Ainley, Rapid
City G. M., J. C. Knapp, Milbank
G. M. S., S. J. Coyne, Aberdeen G.
M. F. V., T. J. Ryel, Madison G. S.,
Frank Kunerth, Sioux Falls.
At the fireman's tournament held
at Watertown last week, the best
appearing hose company on parade
was No. 4, of Sioux Falls, the Madison
hook and ladder the best drilled and
hose No. 2, Sioux Falls, the best
looking. Geo. Fox, of Yankton, won
first money in the single men's coup
ling contest. Time, five seconds.
Charley Ford, of Miller, won second
money in five and one quarter seconds.
In the green hose race Watertown
won first money in forty-five seconds,
and Sioux Falls second money in
forty-eight seconds. In the ladder
men's contest A. E. Elliot, of Madi
son won the championship medal in
five and one quarter seconds, and E.
Rodgers, of Mitchell, won second
money in five and two-thirds seconds.
Elliott having won the champion
ship medal three years in succession,
now retains posession of it. In the
band tournament Sioux Falls carried
off the $100 prize and the Clark band
won second money.
Sending Out Samples.
Chicago Herald: I wonder whether
one person in a thousand who asks
for a sample of a piece of dry goods
ever stops to think what it costs the
merchants of this country a year to
satisfactorily respond to the sample
request?" asked the manager of one
of Chicago's greatest dry goods
houses the other day as he opened
the thirty-eighth request found in a
single mail.
"I had a talk with the managers
of a dozen or more big houses not
long ago," he contibucd, "and among
other things discussed was that of
giving away samples and sending out
samples of dry goods,etc., by salesmen.
Finally we got to figuring on the
"The result was most appalling.
Same of us had been connected vitli
big factories in our time, as well as
other large houses, wholesale and
retail. We found that, placcd at a
conservative figure, there arc more
$3,000,000 worth of goods given
away, and consequently destroyed in
samples every year in the United
"When you come to figure this out
it means an average of 6 cents apiece
for every man, woman and child,
including all the babies, in the United
"This $3,000,000 or more, eventually,
of course, comes out of the pockets of
the purchasers, or, more properly
speaking, the consumers of dry goods.
The sample feature of the dry goods
business is at once one of the greatest
nuisances and blessings that we have.
Where the nuisance comes in is easily
to be seen the blessing of it is iu the
fact that it saves us, or, I should say,
the dearly beloved people, many a
thousand dollars which otherwise
would go for the expense of sending
out more traveling salesmen. Thou
sands of dollars' worth of goods arc
sent out every day to retail customers
over the country from which we
never hear a word, But do we lose it?
Oh, no—never! We simply count upon
it as being so much clear loss or
necessary expense, along with clerk
hire, taxes, etc., and ask the more for
the goods we sell.
•14,000 for a Schoolma'am.
A case which has attracted much
attention, throughout the entire
Northwest, was concluded last week
in the Faribaultcounty, Minn., district
court, when the jury rendered a
verdict of $14,000 in favor of Miss Lent,
the school teacher who was so bru
tally maltreated and maimed for life
by the parents of one of her pupils
named Crusen. The case was one of
the greatest legal battles ever fought
in the district courts of Southern
Minnesota. The defendant set up a
plea of justification, and battled
against the array of evidence against
them with dogged persistence. The
young lady is a mental and physical
wreck, and a criminal action will at
once be commenced against the
Crusen's. There was intense excite
ment during the trial here, and the
result is universally commended.
The Bushnell cheese factory, just
started, is making two thirty-flve
pound cheeses per day.
June 21—Democratic National Con
vention at Chicago.
June 29—National Prohibition
Party meets at Cincinatti.
Aug. 3-7—In Friennial, Conclave of
Knights Templar at Denver.
July 12-15—Annual convention of
National Educational Association at
Saratoga Springs, N. Y.
July 7-10—Annual Session of Young
People's Society of Christian Endeavor
at New York City.
June 21-24—Mo. Valley Veteran.
Assn. meets at Scotland.
June 21-24—Lake Madison Veteran
Assn. encampment at Flandreau.
June 28-30—State Dairyman at
June 20-27—Industrial encampment
and Independent convention at Red*
field. fci?
June 28-30—G. A. R. encampment
July 1-21—Chautauqua Assembly
at Madison.
June27-July 2—Centarl Dakota Vet
Association, at Oakwood Lake.
Aug. 2—Republican State Conven
tion at Fargo.
Hold Your Lund.
Farmers have seen the dullest and
hardest times they will ever have to
pass through. For the past
years a constant stream of immigia
tion has been flowing into the United
States, spreading out over unoccupied
government lands and opening up
new farms. The passage of the
homestead law greatly accelerated
the immigration movement. State
was occupied, increasing
the yield of farm productions far
beyond the wants of American people,
forcing the productions of the farm
to seek the markets of the world, to
reach which involved long hauls by
rail or water to the seaboard, and
thence by ocean steamer to foreign
ports. Overproduction kept down
prjccs so that the margin of profit
farmer has been small. While
immigration was thus continued and
the supply of government lands held
out, there was no reason to hope for
the price of farm products to improve.
But amarlccd change must soon come.
In five years from this there will
be little if any good government land
without an occupant. Soon, with
the immigration that will continue
and the natural increase of popula
tion, the nation will consume all
that its farms will produce. Manu
facturing yet in its infancy, will
employ the men who cannot get
farms the increase of mouths to be
fed will go steadily on, but the acres
of land can never be increased. There
is no more land in the world now
than thear was on the morning of
creation and never will be any more.
The probability is that those who
are living twenty years from this
writing will see the beginning of
importation of wheat into the
United States. The price of wheat
and farm stock has in the past ten
years touched its lowest figures
Soon prices will begin to advance,
slowly at first, but more rapidly as
the years roll by, until agricultural
pursuits will be among the most
profitable of all industries. Then the
farmer who owns 160 acres of good
land with comfortable surroundings,
will be one of the most independent
men in American society. The farmer
should hold to his farm. He can
leave no better heritage to his
children. Year by year it will become
more valuable. Fifty years from
today South Dakota acres will be
worth from $40 to $100 per acrc.
Farmers, hold on to your farms.•*—
Conklins Dakotian.
South Dakota Js tho JJcst.
Editor Tom Risliop of the Volga
Tribune, has just returned from an
eastern visit and in a recent issue of
his paper sizes up the outlook as fol
lows:—The editor of the Tribune, lias
returned to "God's country" of pure
air and sunshine, and spcans the
story of all true Dakotians by saying
he was glad to get home. He saw the
people and country of several states
during his absence, and nowhere did
he find times or prospects better than
here. The people of South Dakota
have reason to be proud of their con
dition as compared with those of any
further east. Wages arc better here,
and the crop outlook way above our
neighbors. The corn raising states
will have a hard time the next twelve
months—one-half a crop for them
would be a large estimate.
county auditors met last week
at Watertown and organized tho
County Auditors' Association of
South Dakota. J. A. Stan field, of
Minnehaha was elected president of
the association. Mr. Case, of
Edmunds county was chosen secretary
and Harris of Hand treasurer. Com
mittees were appointed by the presi
dent on accounts, assessment, tax
and legislation. The object and
aim of the association is to adopt a
more uniform system of auditing,
county business.
Tho Only Safe Plan.
Recent improvements in the hail
insurance business prove conclusively
that discrimination, unpaid lossesantt
like ills, are due not so much to poor
management as to the old plan of tak
inc premium notes secured only on tho
cron The cash plan is the only safo
Diamond Rambler
of Mitchell, is the only company in.
the field that has adopted it.
All styles at
lowest prices.
Write for cata
logues and bar
gains in second
hand wheels.
"Aberdeen, So Da'-t.
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