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Turner County Herald.
W. C. BROWN, Publisher.
Gireassa took Its name from the
Pcherk€8, a tribe of Tartar warriors
who established themselves between
the Black .and Caspian seas.
The latest statistics show that in
Switzerland the proportion of divorce
In marriage Is 1 to 22, In France 1 in
87, and in England 1 in 577.
Switzerland has Its. name from
Schweltz, the name of the three forest
cantons that led the successful insur
rection against the Austrians.
Carp are commonly regarded as the
patriorclis of fresh water fish, though
there Is no actual proof that they out
live the members of some other spe
Bismarck Is Germany's G. O. M., not
withstanding the Reichstag's slap at
him. He will be remembered for cen
turies after all his foes in that body
and out of it are forgotten."
The American people like a sincere
patriot, a capable statesman, a brave
leader and a real man, and these are
among the reasons why they have an
admiration for Bismarck.
The "theater hat" legislation at
tempted In various states has turned
out to be an ignominious failure, and
the women will accordingly continue
to assert their rights by wearing such
headgear as they please.
Is Gladstone an immortal physically
ns well as morally? The men who are
expecting him to throw himself into
the breach and lead his party to vic
tory in the next campaign evidently
think he is.
Of the 11 emperors and empresses
that have occupied the throne of Rus
sia, between Peter I. and Alexander
II1I., four have been assassinated.
The remaining seven averaged a little
over 50 years of age.
The peculiar make-up of the Chinese
may be inferred from the fact that
wheels are never greased in that coun
try. Foreigners are at a loss to under
stand this circumstance until they
hear Chinese music., ,,
The good old times were not with
out their drawbacks. At a perform
ance of one of Handel's orotorlos in
London more than a hundred years
ago the tickets had a postscript which
read: "Gentlemen are requested to
come without swords, and ladies with
out their hoops."
The south is advised to raise more
corn, and the whole country may safe
ly add to the acreage In beans. Near
ly a million bushels of beans were
Imported last year, and advancing
prices show that this is a neglected
jr V5Jf/VT*
The offer In New York of a prize for
an epic poem has brought out over a
thousand lengthy contributions. If a
single memorable line can be found in
the whole of them, the competition Is
a good thing, but the chancces are
100 to 1 against it. *,
(^'official report to the effect that
this mortality from diphtheria in New
York has been reduced 40 per cent
by the antl-toxine treatment is a
strong showing in favor of that meth
od of dealing with one of the worst
of diseases, and every board of health
In the country should give it due con
It Is given out that when Minister
Thurston gets back to Hawaii he will
be made secretary of foreig naffairs,
and then Gresham will have to deal
directly with him in all diplomatic
matters pertaining to that country,
notwithstanding the "persona non
grata" doctrine.
Edison has his phonograph once
more under his own control, and he
says lie is going to drop nlckel-ln
«the-slots and go In for household ma
chines that will take an entire novel
or opera. He will have it so that a
phonograph will read "Trilby," to the
family circle of an evening, or re
peat to them a grand opera entire.
There are immense possibilities in
this, and the confidence in Edison to
open them is undiminished".
New Hampshire is taking steps to
create forest preserves in the White
Mountains, and the State Forestry
Commission reports that if proper
measures are adopted the mountains
will continue to be a source of con
stant income, unfailing water supply
and .perpetual scenic pleasure.
Though the demand for pulp is in
creasing rapidly, the lumbermen have
a wise rule that no spruce less than
a foot through shall be cut.
appears that Great Britain has
physician to every 1707 of the
population, Germany one to every
3038, France one to every 2766, Aus
tria one to every 3857, Belgium one
to every 2841. Italy one to every 3536
and Spain one to every 3375. In the
United States, there are about 100,000
physicians, or one to every 626 of the
population. This does not implyy that
there is more sickness in our country
than in the others mentioned, but
that the ease with which diplomas
can be secured liere lias overstocked
us with doctors.
SnfTrnsre In Utah. --"''iS-':'-"
Rait Lake. Utah Special Tele.—The
man suffrage article which was passed
to a third reading by the convention
/several days ago on a motion to re
commit with instructions to present
the question to the people in a dif
ferent article. The action to recom
mit was lost—42 to 52. A vote to
adopt the article was carried—75 to 14,
and it liow goes to the committee on
Irish Land Leacne Bill.
London Special Telegram—The Irish land
league bill passed its second reading
in the house of commons to-day.
TheLateit and Most important Nevrs
of the World, Culled From tlie
Telegraph Reports of the Pren
William L. Wilson is sworn in as
postmaster general.
The general land office does not an
ticipate much trouble at the opening
of the Yankton Indian reservation.
First Assistant Postmaster General
Jones has returned to Washington
from a short trip to Illinois.
It is expected that the Nicaraguan
canal commissioners wlil'jstart for Nic
aragua within two weeks.
Col. Lawton, inspector general of
the department of the Colorado, has
received orders from Washington to
establish his headquarters in Santa
Fe, N. M., May 1, thus reopening Fort
The annual report of Librarian
Spofford, of the congressional library,
for 1894, shows that during the year
62,762 copyrights were entered, as
against 58,936 for 1893. and that 40,
208 copyright publications of all kinds
were received.
Personal Mention.
Kirk Bailey, aged 61. djed suddenly
at Frankfort, Ky. He leaves an estate
valued at $300,000.
Daniel Moriarity, aged 91, In bis
youth a personal friend of Daniel
O'Connell, died at Dubuque, Iowa.
"Bonanza King" W. S. Stratton Is
seriously ill at Colorado Springs, Col.,
and may die.
Rev. Nichilas Holtel of St. Boni
face's church, Peoria, 111., was found
dead in bed. Apoplexy was the cause.
Camille Doucet, who, since 1875, had
been perpetual secretary of the French
academy, died at Paris.
Frank Dairy,, a wealthy Frenchman,
dropped dead on the street at St. Joe,
Mich. He formerly lived in Chicago.
Miss Charlotte Bean and Miss Agnes
Hellen have been appointed as weigh
ers of coal, grain and straw by Mayor
Perry of Medford, Mass.
Frank W. Cole of the University of
Michigan has been made professor of
mathematics at Columbia college, New
It Is announced that a marriage has
been arranged between Sir Bache
Cunard of London and Miss Maud
Burke, daughter of the late G. F.
Burke of New York and San Fran
It Is generally accepted as a fact
that James Kemp was the first man
converted by the Salvation Army In
the United States. He was widely
known by the sobriquet of "Ash Bar
rel Jimmy," through his having been
picked out of an ash barrel while
drunk and taken to the police station,
where, the next day, he joined the Sal
vation Army. From the ranks Kemp
rose to be captain, which title he held
until his death, which occurred in Bos
ton a few days ago.
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ITnfortnnate Eventi.
Jefferson Calhoun, a young unmar
ried man of Peru, Ind., was killed in
a runaway.
Joseph West and wife are seriously
ill at Warrensburg, Mo., from eating
poke root for horse radish.
Bell McFarland was fatally injured
by a premature explosion of dynamite
at Clinton, Iowa.
Fire at St. Charles, 111., did damage
to the extent of ?75,00, burning a
number of buildings.
Two men were drowned in the
Monongahela river at Pittsburg last
night by the upsetting of a skiff.
A cyclone swept across Boone coun
ty, Ky., unroofing houses, tearing up
trees and doing other damage. No
lives are reported lost.
William Hicks' team ran away at.
Niles, Mich., and his two small chil
dren were killed. Hicks and his wife
were slightly Injured.
The crew of the schooner Alfred
Keene, wrecked on Trinity Ledge, N.
S., was rescued with the exception of
the mate.
A small fire in the second story cf
a business block at Hillsboro, 111., re
vealed a room fitted up with a com
plement of gambling apparatus. The
owner, Thomas Chatfeller, was ar
At the close of a family reunion at
the home of Rabbi M. Wise at Cincin
nati there was a mysterious explosion
which wrecked the parlor. It Is now
believed that an April fool joker over
did the matter.
Criminal Doings.
The execution of Henry Tyson, a
Denver murderer has been stayed.
I. W. Smith of Burlington, 111., poi
soned himself at Elgin, 111.
Roy M. Culver, secretary of the Y.
M. C. A., at Nework, N. J., is missing.
It is feared he has been murdered.
The New York police discovered the
body of a colored woman terribly mu
tilated, evidently the work of voudoos.
William Rush, of Sioux City, la.,
received $20,000 from his mother's es
tate some time ago, squandered It and
committed suicide.
Charles W. Crawford the 19-year-old
bank robber of Adel, Iowa, has been
Indicted for assault with intent to
commit murder and for robbery.
John Y. McKane, who Is in Sing Sing
prison, is reported well. Dr. Robert
Buchanan, who is to be executed April
22, is breaking down.
Ella Ruggles, daughter of Dr. J. H.
Ruggles of Creston, Ohio, committed
suicide by shooting because of a tri
vial disagreement with her parents.
Mont Deskins. a mountain terror of
Kentucky, was shot and mortally
wounded "while resisting arrest at Bay
vi lie.
Mrs. George Aultman, wife of a pros
perous farmer, committed suloide by
hanging at Pontiac, 111., through ill
ness and despondency.
Near Macomb, 111., Miss Hattie Da
vidson was shot and seriously wound
ed by Lewis Anderson because she re
fused to marry him.
Thieves at Larose,. 111.", stole Coroner
Morrow's clothes. He gave chase and
the burglars dropped the garments
which contained $200 and other valua
Birt Snyder, while Intoxicated dis
charged a shotgun on the principal
street of Chadron, Neb. One man was
wounded in tlie leg seriously and sev
eral others slightly.
The, anonymous letter scandal in
Berlin Is revived by an arrest.
It seems to be settled that tne Mex
lcan-Guatemalan quarrel is settled.
Frenchmen charge Englishmen with
trying to sink a French transport.
British and Venezuelan troops are
liable to fight in the disputed Venezu
elan territory.
The trial of the marquis of Queens
berry on the charge of libeling Oscar
Wilde begins in Loudon.
Every ship arriving at Progresso,
Yucatan, from Cuba brings large num
bers of revolutionary refugees from
the island for refuge in Mexico.-
Tliongh Prince Bismarck Is enjoying
good health as a matter of precaution
he will not hold anv reoontlons this
The bill suspending for a year'from
June I the exDort duties on sugar
%k &
5. s£®
trom the Dutch East Indies has been
adopted by the Dutch assembly.
The new German Ironclad hitherto
designated by the letter "T," was
launched at Kiel. As she was leaving
the ways Emperor William christened
her Aegir.
In the bull ring at New Laredo,
Mex., the African lion, Parnell, fought
a terrible battle with an enormous
American grizzly bear. Neither was
A partial strike of the glass workers
of the Charlerol district of France has
been declared. Ten of the factories
are closed, throwing 4,000 persons out
of work.
W. B. Cornwall, the Hawaiian exile,
has sailed from San Francisco for
Honolulu. If the authorities refuse to
permit him to land he will return and
consult his attorney. mm
The efforts to break the will of the
late J. Hood Wright have collapsed.
Edison announces another curious
The postoffice at Springfield 111.,
Is robbed of *10,000 worth of stamps.
The Colorado legislature has ad
journed without day.
Two thousand five hundred coal
miners in the Appapoose (Iowa) dis
trict have quit work.
A judge of the probate in Maine com
mits suicide and is afterward found to
have defaulted for $75,000.
Maj. J. A. Hamilton who planned
the escape from Libby prison in 1864,
is murdered in Kentucky.
An Insane Indian in the Canadian
Northwest kills jyi agent and defies
An agent of a harvester company
commits suicide cn a railroad train in
A Memphis seed house will donate
10,000 packages of garden seeds to
Nebraska drouth sufferers.
It Is expected that the legislature of
Michigan will vote upon woman suf
frage during the week.
Plymouth church of Brooklyn has
commenced a crusade against the
slaughter of people by the trolley cars.
The entire Republican ticket was
elected in Laramie. Wyo., by majori
ties ranging from 100 to 500.
S. W. Ballard traveling man for the
Naylor Shoe company, committed sui
cide at Cincinnati.
J. Linville, deputy county treasurer
of Pike county, 111., has been arrested.
His shortage is estimated at $5,0000.
The objection of cattlemen from tho
Winnebago Indian reservation in Ne
braska is expected to be accomplished
with bloodshed.
Kahn was taken from
Maseoutah. 111., to .Toliet to serve a life
term for the murder of her husband,
Frederick Ivalm.
Mrs. John Coventry, wife of a lead
ing hardware merchant of Shelby
ville. 111., cut her throat yesterday
with a pooketknife.
About 150 press feeders, helpers and
job pressmen at Detroit quit work in
the various job printing offices in the
Mrs. Ballington Booth, of the Salva
tion Army, visited the St. Louis Mer
chants' exchange and addressed the
After two years' search, extending
from coast to coast, Mrs. Lidle Ople
of Sallna, Kan., has located her child,
kidnaped by her divorced husband in
The winter's cut of the Upliam Man
ufacturing company at Marshfield,
Wis., figures a total of 14,000,000
out of which 11,000,000 feet of pine
was taken.
The Alice rubber mills of the United
States Rubber company at Woon
socket, R. I., after two weeks Idleness,
will start in full this week, employing
1,400 men.
N. L. Bailey, deputy county assessor
and his companion, J. B. Brackett of
San Diego, Cal., who was supposed to
have been lost on the desert between
Yuma and camp, are safe.
The supreme court of the Choctaw
Nation has affirmed the sentence of
Johnson Jacobs who is sentenced to
be shot at Pushmataha court ground
on April 15.
The National Bank of Commerce of
Cleveland, Ohio, has begun attach
ment proceedings against the Rolling
Mill company of Findlay, Ohio for
The British ship Moreseby. long
•over due reached San Francisco 241
days from Liverpool, having been de
layed and disabled by South Atlantic
The case brought against Mayor G.
F. Wickens of Lorain. Ohio, who was
charged with using obscene language
In the presence of a female, has been
settled out of court.
On hundred thousand acres of farm
and timber land in Delta, Alger and
Schoolcraft counties. MTch., have been
sold by the North New England De
benture company for $130,000.
Serious Charges Agninst Prominent
Democrats of Chicago.
Chicago, April 6.—The Post prints a
sensational story regarding the disap
pearance of $500,000 of the Democrat
ic campaign fund. The Post states
that the managers of the recent city
campaign in which Wenter, the Demo
cratic nominee, was defeated, charge
his defeat to a lack of necessary cam
paign funds, and also charge that an
enormous sum has been appropriated
by five or six men high In the Demo
cratic political circles of tlie city. The
fund, the Post says, was raised by as
sessment of city hall employes and
others, and amounted to about $500,
000. The Wenter managers claim to
have positive prooof that the fund ex
isted prior to the last election, but
say they were unable to get any of it
lor campaign expenses. The reputable
men of the Democratic party are said
to have become so thoroughly aroused
over the affair that they will endeavor
to secure an investigation and promise
startling developments.
Another One Projected by- a New
Madison, Wis.. April 6.—Another
through railroad is planned between
the head of the lakes and Chicago,
and this time the Illinois Cantral is
planning to compete for Ihe North
western trade a'. Duluth and Superior.
Articles of Incorporation have been
filed by the Chicago & Lake Superior
Railway company capital. $5,000,000,
and also by the Western Construction
company. The plan is to build a road
from Portage to Madison and connect
the Wisconsin Central and Illinois
Central. The Illinois Central will use
the tracks of the Wisconsin Central
to the head of the lake and the Wis
consin Central will get an outlet over
the Illinois Central south. The West
ern Construction company will Duild
the line.
The Vote for Snpremc Court Was
Very Close.
Milwaukee, April 6.—Present indica
tions are that it will require ti offi
cial count to determine wliethfr Judge
Wlnslow or .1 mitre Clementson is elect
ed justice of the supreme court. Yes
terday it seemed certain that Judge
Winsloxv had a majority running up
into the thousands, but more complete
returns have reduced his lead, and
makes it certain that the result is verv
close. No one claims more than 3.(nJ0
for Wlnslow to-day. and the estimates
range from that figure down to 1,000.
Irrigation Atteslan Wells in South
Dakota—Searching for a Sunken Steam
boat Near Elk Point—A Kew Artesian
Well Near Bonilla—Other Interesting
State Items.
Gov. Sheldon has sent word to the
lommander of the G. A. R. at Parker
,liat he will be there and deliver the
iddress on memorial day.
The surveyor general of South Da.
cota has been authorized by the gen
ral land office tp let the contract for
he survey of the Rosebud reservation
As the result of the repeal by the
egialature of the restrictions against
:ommercial agencies, Bradstreet's
igency has established a state agency
it Sioux Falls. Frank R. Hyde has
seen chosen as state agent.
The South Dakota supreme court
lias granted admittance to practice
so Henry H. Schwartz, Chas. S. Purdy,
Emnel J. Forman, Edson J. Hyde,
David N. McLeod, August Frieberg,
John W. Edmonds, George C. Berry
and Virgei C. Boyle.
The Chicago aid Northwestern
Railwaj Company launched their
aew transfer boat, Jim Leigton, at
Pierre a few days ago. A large num
aer of cattle which were waitine along
:he line ready for shipment, will now
oe sent in and crossed to the range.
Thieves entered the Gate ma
chine shops at Canton a fewdays ago
Dy forcing a window. They forcibly
apened the safe and abstracted what
money was left, about ten dollars.
They expected a large haul, but the
Money had been removed to a bank.
Judge Gaffy will open the spring
erm of court at Miller on the IS th inst.
A. grand jury has been summoned to
investigate some important cases.
The opinion which prevails over the
state that the grauci jury system was
abolished is errorneous. The state's
attorney still has the power to call a
grand jury if he sees fib.
Chief engineer Berry, of the Elkhorn
road, has completed the work of lo
cating four large reservoirs in the
cattle country adjacent to Belle
Fourche. Tne capacity of the four
will be 1,500.000,000 gallons when
completed. The contracts for the
work have been let and work will be
commenced in fifteen days.
Gov. Sheldon has granted a pardon
to George W. Mapes sentenced from
Codington county for larceny. The
pardon was granted on the petition
ot residents of the county. The gov
ernor is rather lenient in regard to
pardons on account of the overcrowd
ed state of the penitentiary and the
small appropriation allowed for that
institution by the late legislatuie
The company of Indian soldiers
that was organized on the Sioux res
ervation and stationed after organ
ization at Ft. Meade, has ceased to
exist, except on paper, as the remain
ing three Indians have now been dis
charged. The troop books and rec
ords will be sent to the head quarters
of the third cavalry. Thus ends the
career of the Indian soldier at least
so far as Ft. Meade is concerned.
Tho Mayflower mine, situated near
Custer City, and one of the oldest
locations in the district, is now pro
ducing a good grade of ore, a ship
ment of which was made recently to
the Kansas City smelter. Should the
result prove profitable, regular ship
ments will be made. The vein is a
large one from which with present
workings four or five carloAds can be
readily extracted and shipped every
It is now admitted in high eccles
iastical circles that the names for the
future bishop of Sioux Falis, sent to
the propaganda by Arch-bishop Ire
land are Father lliorden of Rochester,
Minn., Father Browne of Milbank, S.
D., and Father Sheehan of Hurley, S,
D. From this list of names, uniess
some unloreseen event turns up in
Rome and a dark horse is sprung, a
bishop will be appointed to fill the
vacant seat at Sioux Falls.
It is reported at Deadwood that
the Postal Telegraph Company will
extend its lines into the Black Hills
towns. Ever since the Black Hills
were well settled, the Western Union
has had a monopoly of the telegraph
business, and has been able to dictate
terms to the merchants and others
who have had to use the wires. The
Postal Telegraph Company is operat
ing as far w«st on the Burlington road
as Lincoln, Neb.
There was a surprise in the federal
court at Sioux Falls a few days ago
when Attorney Kittredge, represent
ing the Homestake Mining Company,
of the Black Hills, notified the court
that the case of Allerton vs. the
Homestake company was to be dis
missed. This was the action begun
by Samual Allerton, of Chicago, to re
cover two hundred thousand dollars
from the Homestake company for an
alleged interest in the Highland Com
pany. a branch of the Homestake.
An Artesian well bored by Cooper
& Borah, three miles west of Bonilla,
has been accepted. Tho state com
missioner of irrigation, who has sesn
it, says it beats any four and one half
inch well in the state. Its depth is
1,118 feet and it flows 1,136 gallons
per minute at a temperature of 76.
There is a pressure to the square inch
of 175 pounds. All the township is
jubliant. Last fall a vote was taken
for two wells which carried by a
large majority. Work will soon be
gin on the other well.
The report fent out from Aimour
that the register and redever
had refused to accept the filings
offered by J. L. Lockhart, commission
er of school nnd public lands, upon
lands in the Yakton Indian reserva
tion, for indemnity and endowment
purposes for the state, is erroneous,
as the filings have been accepted by
the register and receiver of the United
States land office at Mitchell, and Mr.
Lockhart now holds the receivers re
ceipts for §584 for filing fees.
Mandamus proceedings have been
instituted against the officers of the
grand lodge, Ancient Order of United
Workmen, to compel them to call
the session of the grand lodge this
year as usual. Officers and members
of Webster 'odsre take the initiative in
that judicial circuit. Deputy Sheriff
Smith made service of (he papers
upon Grand Recorder Laviii and
Past Master Workman McXutt and
the writ is returnable on the 16th
inst. before Ju'ige Campbell at Aber
It seems pretty certain that W. W.
Taylor has at last been located in
Chile, W. C. Kisen, of Redficld, one of
Tavlojr's bondsmen, has iust returned
irom unicago wnere ne met c. Ii. Vin
ton, cousin of Taylor, who told him
that Taylor is safe in Chile. Attorney
General Cfawford, when approached
in regard to the matter, would neither
affirm nor deny that Taylor is in Chile,
but admitted that he is in South
America, biit that he does not expect
any definate developments for about
thirty days, as the detectives are
about that far behind him.
Temporary injunction papers have
been issued from the United States
circuit court at Pierre and served up
on A. L. Carter, of the Cartar Pub
lishing company, and Judge E. G.
Smith, of the Yankton judicial circuit,
against the further sale of volume 4,
Dakota Territorial reports. The
rights of publication wps sold by
Judge Smith to the Carter Publish
ing company of Pierre who published
the volume, and the injunction is up
on the application of the West Pub
lishing company of St. Paul. The
hearing will be in the United States
court at Sioux Falis.
A Menhnite colony, sixteen miles
southeast of Pnrkston had a close
call from poisoning a few days ago.
Some of the men had caught a mess
offish and had prepared them for
their Sunday dinner, and the cook
took several pieces and put poison in
them for rats, laying them aside. As
is the custom of the colony they
charged cooks on Sunday, and the
new cook, seeing the meat, gathered
it up and put it with the rest of the
fish for dinner. But fortunately the
other cook noticed the poisoned meat
was gone and made inquiries. A
of the cooked fish was given to
a dog and in five minutes it was dead.
Prospectors Wenner and Kroksh
are still at work on the old steam
boat which was found 12feetbelowa
sandbar in the Missouri river, near
Elk Point recently, and which was
sunk 85 years ago. The men have
made very little progress during the
past two or three weeks, owing to the
insufficient casing of their shaft and
to the lack of strength of their water
buckets. Both these defects have
been cured, and they hope to reach
the object of their ambition within a
shore time. There is considerable
speculation as to whether the whisky
in the hold of the steamer will be
found in good condition.
••'l" Irrigation In South Dakota.:
A special telegram from Pierre says
arrangements have about been per
fected by John H. Baldwin, state en
gineer of irrigation, to give irrigation
by the use of artesian wells a practi
cal test this season. The Hunter
farm at Mellette, will be turned over
to the government experiment station,
of Brookings college, for that purpose,
and an experienced California irriga
tor has been employed to see that
the water is put upon the ground in a
practical manner.
The Salzer Seed Company, of La
Crosse, Wis., and Harry Hunter, of
the Milwaukee road, are furnishing the
greater portion of the capital. In all
about 300 acres of corn, wheat, oats
and potatoes will be irrigated.
The irrigator^ six days in each
month, will be at liberty to go to any
point in the state, under the direction
of the engineer of irrigation, and give
instructions in irrigation. It is the
intention of these gentlemen to settle
this question once for all, whether
irrigation with artesian wells is practi
cal or not.
Mr. Baldwin talks very encourag
ingly of artesian work in South Da
kota. He reports applications for
wells in several counties of the James
river valley and work in progress,
both toward location and sink'ng of
wells in different portions of the state.
Brule county has eone to work more
systematically in this line than any
other county of the state. Wells have
been sunk in nearly e.very township,
none have yet been sunk
the residents are moving to secure
Buch water supply. Commissioner
Baldwin is devoting the greater part
of his attention this spring toward
practically using the water from wells
already made, and to retain surface
water by means of dams and reser
Capt. Straight-Head and Lieut.
Scares-the-Iiawk, the two Indian
policemen who were tried on the
charge of murdering William Fielder
two years ago, and who were found
guilty by the United States court at
Deadwood of assault with intent to
do great bodily harm, i.ett Fort Pierre
a few days ago to receive sentence.
There is doubt, however if there is
a penalty for his crime in the United
States statutes. In case no penalty
attaches the Indians, though convicted
of crime, will go free.
Latest Quotation* From Grnin nnd
Live Stock Centers.
Minneapolis. April 4.—Wheat—April
closed at 58 l-4c May opened at 5S3-S
a5S l-2c and closed at 50c: September
closed at. 57 l-4c. On track No.
hard, 60c No. 1 Northern, 59c No. 2
Northern, 58c.
St. Paul, April 4—Hogs steady qual
ity only fair. Cattle—Good fat cattle
and heavy feeders are in good demand
at steady prices. Receipts liberal,
mostly common to medium in quality.
This class of stuff is slow and drag
Chicago, April 4. Hogs Light,
?4.55a4.95 mixed, $4.70a5.15 heavy,
54.70a5.35 rough, $4.70a4.90. Cattle
—Market strong. Steers, $4.15af5.50
cows and bulls, $1.75:15 Texans, $H.25
Protect the Stntcn GninCs
St. Paul. April 4. At a meeting
held in tlie law office of IT. L. Lim
prey, I'.fi East Third street, last night,
the first steps were taken toward or
ganizing what is to be known as the
Voluntary Game and Fish Protective
association. The plan proposed was
to form an association, to include
members from all parts of the state,
which shall act in conjunction with
and as an auxiliary of the state board
of game and fish wardens. A com
mittee was named to take the neces
sary steps toward perfecting a per
manent organization.
Mnat Be Vaccinated.
St. Louis. April 4.—The court of ap
peals to-da.v refused Attorney liebe
neek a writ of mandamus to compel
the scho)l board to allow his unvac
inated children to attend school. The
judges unanimously hold that the
school board has the right to enforce
this rule.
Receiver Appointed.
Oswego. N. Y., April 4.—The plant
of the Oswego Electric Street Rail
way company was placed in the
hands of a receiver to-day. The out
standing obligations amount to $135.
000. Oswego parties have offered
$140,000 for the plant.
Tennessee Anniversary.
Nashville, April 4.—In nearly all of
the schools of the state to-day was ob
served with appropriate exercises the
105th anniversary of the admission of
Tennessee us a territory.
"Because I live, ye shall live also."
The earth is dark nor leaf nor blossom
Decks the brown waste the hills
are bare
Loss and regret are everywhere.
Ah! sleeps there not in Nature's bosom
Some recompense, some sweet re
Where are our lost? We wander weep
Filled full with anguish and dismay
The world is veiled, the skies are
Faith in our hearts is dead or sleepiug
In vain we watch, in vain we pray.
Hark! on the leafless boughs above us
A blue bird's warble, soft and clear
Look down! a blade of grass is here.
Slight choral, tiny hint, to move us
Yet, 'tis the turning of the year. ,,
Hear, In thy soul, thou unbelieving,
One word forever dear and sure:
"I live." The promise stands secure.
Here is the balm to heal thy grieving,
Hope of the patient and the pure.
Break out. O heavens, into singing!
Awake and slicut, O slumbering clod
Here is thy life. The breath of God
Through earth and heaven in joy is
His spring the cold, gray fields hath
Ye lilies of the field, adore Him,
Ye that have slept in dust and dew
Ye faithless mortal spirits, too,
Bow down with rapturous song before
Behold! He maketh all things new!
—Rose Terry Cooke.
Ceremony of the Dore With the Tail
of Fire.
Precisely at noon on the before Eas
ter a very curious ceremony takes
place in Florence. Early in the morn
ing of that day an Immense black
structure, some twenty-tive l'eet In
height, is drawn by a number of milk
white oxen, wearing garlands of flow
ers, Into the center of the square and
left standing before tlie cathedral.
This strange looking structure of
Iron, which is called the Easter carro
is not only heavily decorated with
flowers, but is loaded beneath the
blossoms with fireworks. Meanwhile
the great west doors of the cathedral
have been thrown open and a pole
set up in the choir of the Duomo be
fore the high altar.
A great, smooth, firm rope is then
extended from this pole across tlie
whole length of the nave and carried
outside until it reaches the carro, to
which it is firmly fastened. Perched
on the rope, close to the pole by the
altar, Is a beaufiful white dove, exqui
sitely molded in plaster.
Long before noon the nave of the
cathedral the square and all the sur
rounding streets fill up with the crowd
of people. Many have come in from
the country, walking long distances,
to be present at the brilliant ceremony
of tlie carro.
By 11:30 the procession of clergy is
formed in the cathedral, and the arch
bishop, the priests and the cliolr is
sue forth, splendidly dressed, to make
the circuit of the Duomo. They then
re-enter the cathedral and begin the
Easter services.
The audiences waits breathlessly.
Atthe stroke of twelve the white dove
with tail on fire, darts along the rope,
glides down through the nave, out at.
the gates, over the heads of the excit
ed crowds, until it flies into the flow
ers of the carro. With its tail of tire
it Ignites the whole mass of fireworks.
Remninn Above the Alt ir.
Then with a snddeu start, it skims
along tho iope until it reaches its
perch on the pole over the high altar.
By this time its fiery tail is quite ex
tinguished. and the beautiful snow
white creature remains stationary dur
ing t)- remainder of the services.
For a this time the Easter even mass
Taking 'Home the Sacred Fire.
Is going quietly on within the cathe
dral, In spite of the blazing, snapping
fireworks and the noisy demonstra
tions out in the square.
The liight of the Easter dove along
the 540 feet of rope is watched with
eager interest by the superstitious
peasantry. If nothing interrupts the
swift course of the bird, they say it
predicts a fair summer and a prosper
ous harvest. If the dove halts or is
irregular in its movement, they expect
a stormy season with disastrous frost
and hall.
To them tlie Easier dove is a sacred
and supernatural creature, and her
(light seems that of a living bird. In
Fonnd Dead.
Seattle, Special Telegram—G. IT. Hellbom
managing editor of the Tost Intelli
gencer and president of the Seattle
Guarantee Loan and Trust company,
was found dead in his bath tub this
morning. Death was due to natural
causes, gig
Taylor Jnry Discharged.
CfirrolltoD, Mo. Special Tele.—The Jurj
In the Taylor case came into court
this morning and reported that they
could not agree. The jury stood sev
en for conviction and five against
reality, at a given moment, a match
is applied to a fuse in the tail of the
plaster dove, so that Inevitably it
starts off along the rope, pouring forth
a plume of fire. At the end of the
rope her flames ignite a fuse inserted
in tlie carro that "sets off," the explo
sive works. Borne along by the still
burning fuse, the dove whizzes over
the rope until it reaches its perch
again on the pole by the altar, where
the fuse having burned out, it re
mains static nary.
It would be interesting to know the
exact origin of this strange ceremony.
Probably it is in some way connected
with that custom of the Eastern
church, where all the fires are extin
guished on Good Friday, to be ligfited
again with fresh fire struck with
flint and steel by the bishop on Easter
day. In the Church of the Holy Sepnl
cher at Jerusalem on Easter day the
new fire, after it has been kindled and
blessed by the patriarch, is thrown
down from the top of the dome and
all the domestic hearths as well as all
the tapers in the churches are lighted
from it.
The Hearths Lighted From It.
In Florence this custom of the Eas
tern church was kept up for many
years in the form of the populace re
lighting its hearth fires from tapers
ignited at the consecrated fire in the
cathedral. Some say that the dove
was devised as an appropriate and im
pressive means of Conveying the Eas
ter outside the Duomo. It prevented
the scrambling and fighting within
the sacred edifice to procure the con
secrated flames. At first the dove
lighted a huge bonfire of wood in the
square. But now the holy bonfire has
degenerated into an exhibition of
fireworks at midday, and no hearth
fires are kindled from ifr*.s in ancient
But according to one old Floren
tine legend the origin of the white
pigeon and the carro on Easter eve
is given as follows:
In the crusading host of Godfrey de
Bouillon was a Florentine knight who
was the first to climb the walls of
Jerusalem and plant thereon the holy
cross. To his native city he imme
diately sent the tidings, viz., a carrier
pigeon, and the Florentines thus re
ceived the news of the recovery of the
holy sepulcher long before it was
known in any other European city.
Still another story is told about this
same Florentine knight. Resolved to
bring back to Florence the sacred
flame that burnt in the Church of the
Holy Sepulcher he lighted a torch
FlKhtinflT for
from it and started to ride back to
Italy. But in order to protect his
torch from the wind he rode with liia
face toward the tail of the horse, thus
screening the flame with Ills body.
The country folk who saw him rid
ing by in this strange manner shouted
"Pazzi!! Passzi!" (Fool! Fool!) and
this name was proudly borne by his
family ever afterward. As the Pazzis
of Fiorence paid, for many genera
tions all the Expense of the carro on
Easter even. It would seem that the
strange ceremony owned its origin in
some way to their distinguished ances
tors. —Emma E. Brown.
Most men call fretting a minor fault
—a foible and not a vice. But there is
no vice, except, it be drunkenness,
which can so utterly destroy the
peace nnd happiness of a home.—Hel
en Hunt.
All the sea outside a ship can not do
it damage till the water enters with
in and fills the hold. Hence, it is
clear, our greatest danger is from
within. All the devils in hell and
tempters on earth could do us no in
jury if there were no corruption in
our nature.—Spurgeon.
It is a fine thing to have the root
of a man's life in the soil of a Chris
tian church, based in the institutions
of religion. Nothing so steadies a
man's character in public service and
enables him to scatter blessings
around him in public life—Clirisllau
Tho value of our life on earth will
not be judged by the success, but by
the purity of our endeavors and our
perseverance, even where there was
no great visible result. We ourselves
do not even know what we have done
in our own strength, how much we
owe to others and how much to a
higher will. It will be good not to
put too much to our own account.—
Von Moltke.
Some persons are cursed with a
genius for fault-finding, and they
ought to put out of the sanctuary un
til they have learned the first ele
ments of decency. Believe me, you
are not a great Christian because you
a great fault-finder. The one man 1
cau do without for the remainder of
my days is the 'ittle, self-appointed,
bitter-tongtcd fault-tinder.—Dr. Jos
eph Parker.
If you should wish to be miserable,
you must think about, yourself—about
what you want, what you like, and
then' to you nothing will be pure.
You will spoil everything you touch
you will make sin and misery for
yourself out of everything which
Lift for Janies.
Minneapolis. Sporlnl Telegram—Howard
James, for the last two years superin
tendent of the Minneapolis Union rail
way, has resigned, and will be suc
ceeded by E. B. Wakeman, formerly
general superintendent of transporta
tion of the Great Northern. The
change will occur in about a week,
when Mr. James will go to Duluth to
assume an important position on tlie
Eastern Minnesota and the Northern
Steamship company.
3*? *Hr
-rf J.
God sends you you will be as wretch
ed as vou choose.—Kingsley.
Our children need to be practiced
In the discrimination between right
and wrong their consciences do not
merely inquire to awakened, but to be
taught. They need to be taught the
difference between obstinacy ami
firmness, between rude Insolence and
manly frankness, between a servile
compliance with otheKpeople's wishen
and courtesj', betweenxreal strength
and violence, between honorable thrift
and covetousness, between a liberal,
generous temper and prodigality.—
The Rev. R. W. Dale, LL. D.\
Do we labor under a misapprehen
sion when we express the belief that
we are living in a:n epoch in which the
things that are seen greatly dominate
at least with no small porportion of
the educated community? Is it not.
in an unwelcome degree, a period in
which faith is suspended? True, the
sympathy and tlie sorrow evoked
when Whittier and Tennyson bade us
an earthly adieu, was gracious as
surance that tlie tilings of faith and
the spiritual life were not fully in tlie
shadow as we had feared. Yet unmis
takably the criticism that makes a
vacuum and nothing out a vacuum,
the philosophy that ministers to doubt
rather than to trust and hope, are
making of the present an Augustaa
age. We should bravely look at the
situation and know the worst. Vet.
the lesson of the past, of many vt-es
in the past, comes with assurance. If
faith is in an ecl.pse, it must be fhat
ere long the obscuration shall pass
away. We give an affirmative answer
to the question, will the history repeat
itself?—Boston Christian Leader.
The Electro Flnid Ran Down tlie
Cord Into the Boy's Body, bnt Did
Not Kill Him.
Kite-flying is usually considered a
harmless amusement, but that it is
not always such is sufficiently proved
by the recent experience of a thirteen
year old boy at Cateau, near Cambray
France.who became while indulging in
this sport, an involuntary imitator of
the immortal Franklin. The lad,
whose name was .Tantl, was flying his
kite—a small one, about twenty-sev
en Inches long. It had reached a
the Holy Fire.
great height when a thunder storm
was seen approaching.
I The boy at once began to haul i»i
his cord. The kite, however, was still
100 yards or so above the earth when
there was a brilliant flash of lightning.
Young Jantl was thrown Into the air.
made two or three somersaults and
fell ten or twelve feet away. Tlie
kite had attracted the electric fluid,
which followed the cord, as In Frank
lin's famous experiment, and descend
I ed into the earth through the hoy's
body. Wonderful to lelate the boy
was not killed. After a little he
arose and made his way home, tremb
ling and crying. The nails of Ids left
hand, which had hold the string, were
turned blue as If by a terrible bruise
while the fingers were burned and cov
ered with blisters. Besides, this, liis
face was bruised considerably by his
fall. The kite-string was burned in
two by the discharge and the kite,
released, flew away to parts unknown.
Printing Bank of Enptland Notes.
The notes are printed in a long nar
row printing room, in which a dozen
machines of similar construction are
in full action. Their denominations
vary from £5 to £1000. tho largest note
now printed. They cost about two
thirds of lc each. A single impression
completes the note, specially num
bered. dated and signed by the cash
ier. The notes are delivered in pairs,
slid upon a small table at the back of
the press, where an employe stands to
examine each one, and see that it is
correctly numbered and perfectly
printed. The numbers run backward,
so that each bundje of 10.000 lie in
their natural order when they are
taken away. Thus, the two notes on
each sheet are numbered, say 071
and 77108. and the next pair are 11716"
and 77167. The bundles are cut in
two by an ordinary cutter, and It
thus happens that every Bank of En
gland note has three rough edgf"'
and one clean one. Great reliance, as
check upon counterfeiting, is placed
upon the paper itself, the
I Hun
as compared with the American bank
note standard, being less elaborate.
The paper, specially made from pare
linen rags, is strangely thin and rp
markahly tough. It has a peculiar
shade of whiteness impossible to des
cribe. and is printed in indelible inK
of a special manufacture, 'fne paper
is made by a secret process at a
special mill, which, time out of mind,
has been the property of the Portal
family. The note to day is practically
the same as It ever has been, and its
apparent simplicity offers a great
temptation to counterfeiters out of,
iloiv -l'liey stand.
Chicago. Special Tole.-Tlio Tlmed-H^raM
will print to-morrow the views of
of the 204 members of the Illinois leg
islature on the silver question. Sev
enty-three favor the unconditional
free coinage of silver and 41 are op
posed to it 14 favor coinage by inter
national agreement, nnd 13 want coin
age of the American product only.
are non-committal. Of 07 Deniociafh
members interviewed. 4/ a'c for fre«
coinage and only 4 against it. Mo
rison is the favorite Democratic canal'
date for president..

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