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THE BAD LANDS COW BOI
A. T. PACEABD, Publisher.
MEDOBA, DAKOTA,
Joha Taylor, the pisnonPresident,
in a recent address, complained of the
J*^' persecutions to which Mormons are
subjected, and hinted that they would
ma'CG
Wi«%
another -flight for safety, and to
ft foreign country.
Mrs. -Dudley, the English womanwho
£#., .-^if ^attempted to killODonovan Boss a, is
admitted to have been at a former peri
^vSlfeSodof ansonnd mind, and this -will prob
ably be her line of defense for the
shooting of Bossa. Undoubtedly she
is what ia known here aa a "crank" of
the style of Gnitean, as anqtywins usual
ly are.
v:
Though the Oullom interstate com*
meroe bill passed the Senate by a large
mojority&, there being only twelve votes
in the negative, it is pretty certain to
fail in the ETouse, which adopted the
Reagan bill by a handsome majority.
A compromise is barely possible, but'
the impression prevails that the whole
matter will go oyer to another session.
,. John Bright states that in his estima
tion, one of the effects.of the hew Fran
chise^bill will be to. improve, the •. posi
tion of, English farm laborers and to
cause such revision, of the game law as
will admit the principle that the- game
belongs tothe farmer and not to the
landlords. This will do away with a
sacred priyilege-of the ruling class.
The secretary of the interior has reo*
oxnmehded to oongress .that about sev«
en million aores of: land included in the
Blackfeetj Fort Peek and Fort Belknap
Indian ftgenoias Montana, be restored
to ihe public
-domain and opened to set
tlement, and that the Tn^ian^ he paid
$75,000, annually at each agency for fif
teen years. There are many other In
dian-reservations .in the country that
will' be served in the same way, if not
wholly taken-for settlement.
After- a. full discussion of the Lover
ing Pension bill, the Massachusetts De
partment of the Qrand Army of the Be*
public has declared against -it.-The:
bill, as is well known is a proposition to
pension'every man who served in the
war of the rebellion sixty days, regard-'
lesa of his-present condition or pecuxii
ary standing The vote was sufficient-'
ly decided to show that the sentiment
jf the men who comprise the posts
Massachusetts is hostile to ihe proposi
tion after a careful consideration of its
merits.
The. fame ofLos Angeles, ihe me
tropolis of Southern- California, as a
health xpsart, has given it a remarkable
degree of prewperity.. Improvements are
going .jof^ in every direction, money is
^.plenty* an^th^t p$ople-are happy^and
hespitabift. JTfa® population has large
ly increased within Qr few years. No
severa cold is ever experienced, 28 deg.
.above zero being the lowest ever regisr
tered inXios Angeles, and that in only
oaeanstanoe. The mean average tern-!
perature- of January—-a representative
winter month—is 52 deg:, but 15 deg.
lower than the mean average of July.
.. The Grand Army,. according- to its
commander John Kountz, is grow
ing rapidly in numbers tfnd importance.
There are now 6,000 posts, having a to
tal membership of 275,000. Pennsyl
vania has ..a larger' number than any
other state, There are a million men
JUving-who fought for the Union, and it
is thought that the. membership of the
Grand Army will reach half a million.
There is a much larger number of
Grand Army posts in the South than
one might expect to find. All of the
larger cities of the J3outh hard one or
more posts. flew Orieans^hatf.three*
16. vi^hier. dodfr jiot necessarily insure
the jteesageof.the:bai, bttt it indicates
ft growing conviction that wife-beftting
is adt presentsadequately* pnnished,
widthe necesaity of more ignominioo#
andpMrsonailypMnfhr^eatmentTihftn
is now presex&te&1>y the lawe tot pooh
qitisUck. i4
v'-
•MM
ri 77*~ •vr.wv
opeqing W for Bettleinent of the Ofcla
liomft-lands in {he "Indian Territor ',
ceded to the United States ynjjr Indians
!, for tho use at Indians' and" freedmen,
1
"DAKOTA LEGISLATUEE.
Dak.v fipeo^al Tologramv Feb. 2.
—A measure material affecting the Interests
of the territory was brought before the atten
tion of the council to-day in the form of a
bill introduceid by Mr. Gamble providing for.
the orgazilzatibn of new countlea The
numerous county seat wrangles, notably in
Hubert and Spink counties, are direotly
traceable to the insuffloient provisions of the
law as regards county organization. In
framing 4he bill introduced to-day Mr. Gam
ble has taked the'precaution to throw all
possible safeguards about its provisions, so
that there. Is. little.-if any opportunity for.
fraud and Its subsequent troubles. Under
the present law a petition signed by fifty
residents is the only requisite for theiorma
tion of a new county.. Following are the
provisions of 3Jr. Gamble's bill:
The governor, upon receiving a petition from
150 local voters of the comity desmnjr organiza
tion, shall proceed to call au election therein,
fixing the tine and place for holding the aa-Tyy?
aud transmitting the notice to tho clerk of the
dlatriot oonrt in the judicial subdivision to
which the unorganized connty is attached. The
vote to be taken is for county officers and loca
tion of the county seat, the clerk of the court,
register of deeds and commissioners, appoint
judges of the election in the usual manner, and
divide the unorganized county into voting pre
cincts, posting five notices of elootiou in said
precinots and publishing the same iu the county
where their office is located. The governor ap
points some non-resident as supervisor of elec
tion in each precinct, furnishes ballot boxes and
poll books and personally assists the judges of
election in canvassing the votes. Tho ballots,
after being counted are tribe strung on a card,
sealed in a package, andplaood in the ballot box
together with one of the poll books, and the box
carefully sealed. It is the duty of the super
visor in each precinct to return the box
to the district cierk above named and
the other noli book to the register of
ceeas, ot court, probate judge, and two
members of the board of ''county commissioners,
all of the connty in whioh the notices are pub
lished, to constitute tho canvassing board, wlia
perform their duties in the same manner as at
any ordinary election. Illegal voting or inter
fering with the ballot boxes or poll books is
made a felony, with severe penalties attached.
The place receiving the highest number of votes
istODd the temporary county scat.
It may afterward bo changed in the man
ner prescribed by the terms of a bill iutro
duccd by Hr. Gamble several days ago. The
two bills taken together provide for all
emergencies, and if passed and approved
will Insure for the territory an immunity
from the troubles that have for some time
past beeaA blot upon her fair nam&
vi
OTHEB BTLItS XNTBODUCED.
By Hr. Smedley, establishing a reform school
atMilbank and appropriating $15,000 for the:
erection of the same. By Ur. Cameron, estab
lishing independent school district No. 4, Lake1
county. By Hr. Westover, authorizing, school
district No. 8, Cass oounty, to issue bonds to
build school house. By Mr. Flittie, dividing
Traill county into oommi^sionardlstriots fixing
the.salary of superintendent of ptiblio schools ot
Traill oonnty authorizing the treasurer of Traill
oounty to transfer certain funds to tf county
fund, and establishing civil'townships in Traill
connty. By Hr.. Wfestover, to prbvWe for the
building of a court house aod^jail in Hamlin
eonnty. By Mr. Walsh, amending, the act in
corporating the city- of Grand Forks *uthoriz
ing persons over whose lands railroads have
been oonstruoted. to maintain actions to re-"
cover the land taken for railroad purposes or
oompensaCion tor such taking authorizing rail
road companies or receivers thereot to deter
mine the validity of proceedingsfepproprlatlnff
lands for railroad purposes^ and to tmake com
pensation for suchhrnda-
The memorial to congress spraying for a,
grant of civil and criminal' jurisdiction to
probate counts, so.
amended that judges of
pobate courts shall be men learned in the
law. passed the^oounciL The council took
ap the governor's message at is o'clock and.
referred it by sections to the different stand
ing committeea That portion-: relating* to
the county seat wars inlioberts and Spink
counties was referred to the cbmmittee oh
military affairs.. .Oustone week aeo to-dav
connciibiUNa 24, relocating the capital oil
Dakota, *was referred to a speoial committee
to bo appointed by the 3ialr. President
Westover asked, that time be given him to
select the committee. The committee was
not announced nhtdl to-day. It .conssts of
Messra Well,, Kennedy, Pettigrew, Walsh
and Gamble. Mr. Petti grew ^took occasion
to-day to put in a disclaimer to Benator Vest's
statement conoerninpr the admission of Da^
kota as a whole, and desired that 500 copies"
of house.file No. 10, memorializing congress
for the division of the territory, he printed
for circulation. The copies were ordored by
a unanimous vote. But one'bill passed the
council to-day, appropriating $75,000 for
the construction of adaitional'^bdildings for
the hospital for the insafie at Jamestown.
IN thb HOUSB.
But little business was transacted to-day
by the house, a greater part of. the time be
ing consumed discussing Mr. De Woody's
bill amending the law providing for liena
House bills lntroduced:
By Hr. Vanosdel. providing for the taxation of
lands wnen certificates ot title are issued, and
amending the charter of, tho city of Yankton
concbrning the issuing of licenses to sell liqnors.
By J. P. Ward, locating the! county seat, of'
Turner oounty at Parker.^ By Hr. Dawson
amending the special lAWSAt lSS^reiatingto
county commissioners.. By Hr. McCoral^e. crea*
ting a subdivision of the Ninth jndicfal district,
consisting of Bichland and Surgeaht counties.
By lfr. Psxshall. anthntixine loann ot in
aTd of the erection of lionmg mills. v-By-Jlt.
Martin, amending the civil code relating to ai
ticles of incorporation.
The house bill apprOpriating $5 000 for
the maintenance of ue: normalschool^at
Spear Fish* and theoounpU bill appropriate
insr$1.125.60forprintinxr reports of theter
ntonai ancntor ana veasurer*' passed the
house. Mt BtehordsonTs xes^lntfon endors
ing the action of Messrs. Day and Miller, and
denounced the Spink, .bounty --'men who
hanged them in effigy :reoentfyj passed the
bouse to-dav by a unanimous vote. &s i& did
inthe council Daairdayv(JoanciImanValBli,
inJaehalf of.the regents of the NorthDokota
university, extended^ an invitation in wrifc
ing to the members of the legislative to visit
that institution at Grand Forks,on Batiirflay
'next The invitation was accepted by the
council, and referred to the .committee on
education by the houBe. The
will doubtless accept. The excursiciri
Leavehere Friday,aftemoon^reaohing Grand
A committee of the Pennsylvania
ntate senate reported against a Uil' .to
pmiiab wife-beating /with the laiih, to'te
administered in the presence ot witness
es in the jail yard, At. a whipping-post.
The strengtli of the growing sentiment
in favor orthe,?whipping-poBt for thjg.j
class of offeifSea wa*
shown by the senate changing" the name of tlio village of Ordway
voting ilowu tlie report, and voting to Independence. The .meBsage. waa brief,
take Tip.«nd con»ider thebill l)j- 82 to i—
Forks Saturday afternoon. The afternoon will
be spent
in visiting thetnatitution. Eeturning,
the party will leave Grand Forks* [Saturday
evening, stay over Sunday: at Fargo, and or*
rive here Monday noon. Ftee transporta
tion and entertainment will be ptovided. r'
Bismabce, Dak., Special Telegram, Feb.
3.—The event of the day in the'legislature
was Gov Pieroe's veto of Council Blu No. 65,
the reason stated by the execntive for his dis
approval of the measure being that protests
had been received from citizens of Ordway,
and that if. the name be changed the people
should be granted the privilege of voting on
the question. The veto was evidently
saxptlse to.many in the council as the opln
ion has been freely expressed that if tbe
governor 4id notvajj^rove{be bill he wonldL
allow the three days totals
necessofyto^u^
stitnte it alow.. Some diw?»wtf6n arose, amo
tion being made to table the message, wtien
it occurred to the council that the proper
tiring to do would be to make an attempt to
.. .. .....
infnrmotinti inCn «,= 'p«» the bill over the veto. The roll befiig
informationm Wgard.to the proposed.
cal
iKiitte
oreor. The otK
,3'eqtioB that op^ni^ the lands to set
Opr. .emwiKki
the Indians may be obviated by anew
at# "Kith: the-lndtuiAf «cmseitt:~' fie
Ioet
Dyayoteof 10
to 13. The vote stood:
AfBrmatlve—Messrs, Cameron, Bunca^ Far
mer, Fiittie, Gamble, Jones, JJstwick, Pettt-
gretr, WMhabaughandW^storer.
Keeative-Me8srB.. Austin, £owdle, payf Huet
ton, Sinmedy4- McLaughlin, Ki
s^^Bmedleyt Twomey, 'Wagaer, Wells and
Secretary Tetl» gays thAt the Interior
Department- i4s always beld" that 'no
Jiafl bright to neitle on t&<fae'
lands without Indians' consent.
"l/epartmeSt had hever permitted
leaMS tit lie«wea fqr g(ra^ng. 1%e area
J|rf tbs Um/Shis lJBSi.m junet. It is tfesaladidal-SubdivlsiMkoClbtf Third Jadictal
PWnaWefor ^faaismg and ^ml
8^Jm. 6mpp^rei uZ&tt£S^S22£&
lltnalT *. J! AM(VMI' MhtfiM'tA iMWiAMinfiaHr''
The lollowfeg hills 'were.: Introduced
In the council to-day ByMr. Kennedy, amend
ing tba Um providing for the destruction of
Canada thi»tU«, oockleburr and mustard. By
Mr. T#omIy« amttsding the erimlnal cod^ re
lattfigto evidences By Mr, Gamble, incorporat
ing the city of Scotland and amending the
caimfhal code relating to. evidenoe. By- Mr,
Austin, constituting Banaom and Bargent coun
tles a Jndicial Snbdmsicm of 4Jie Third Jadictal
'ptotfii* of Hqaor Uoense. Br Kr.^llttf^pro
vttUrig tor titimtlog of forest oreea upoti the pcai
Timot Xtakota.» By 3fr.. Wells^.1 crsatjng and
fStsbllahinga board of health for dke territory
tfonslstiag Of seven persons -appointed by the
governor with the conssnt of the coundl^Xo hold
•office lor aeveU years.
ootnymit HTLIM -bxbbxd,
FS it is nrtprop^tod^poa them
conjpfll tibeir aeoeptKnoe of leas than providing for t«Je
companiss' rightcf way
.. property. The origmal
aaactjou sdoUHiIb^ the offlee ot
aral,batttti»w*s wuokoutbytha
eftmmitfft. Dw prtglfls?
ggggjgjwiwugji' iBin.•••mull iwii^
oode, referring to the settlement ot bills of ex
oeptions deHning the boundaries ot Wells
county authorizing th& commissioners
of Yank
ton county to remit- certain railroad taxes of
1872,1873,1874 and 187ft, levied but not col
lected, to.pay the bonded debt sinoe funded and
otherwise provided for tor the removal ot
the county seat of: Bon Homme county.
Mr. Nlckeus' bill creating the county of
Fancher from the southeastern part of MoHenry
county was lost by a vote ot 10 to 11. A bill
introduced by Mr, Walsh, authorizing the board
ot commissioners of" Grand Forks county to
issuo bonds to fund indebtedness, passed both
houses under a suspension of tho rules, and was
signed by tho governor. In the house the gram
bill, prepared by tho joint committee who re
cently visited the Minnesota lcgitlaturt, was in
troduced by Mr. Steele, An outline of the bill
appeared in the Pzomebb Press some days avo.
Other bills were Introduced as follows: By Mr.
Stebblns, to prevent the double taxation of
property. By Mr. Hugh, authorizing the com
missioners of Dickey county to fund outstand
ing indebtedness. B.v Mr. lddell, limiting the
time of holding office by sheriffs and county
treasurers to two terms. By Mr. Mark Ward, lo
cating the countv seat of Brule county
.at a special election to bo held on
the third Tuoaday of'. May. By Mr. Gregg,
enabling organized townships, cities and
and villages to construot irrigating ditches. By
JOi»chap.9,
civil code repealing'chaps."'61
iSSSi appropriatin* $2 600
from territorial funds for the payment ot ex»
penses incurred by sending militia to subdue
the. riot in Spink
county. The house committee
on elections reported to-day in their Anderson--.
HutchinsOn contest, recommending that the"
seat be awarded to Anderson. They stated in
their report that they had reason: to believe
that attempts had been and are now h»ing made
to secureithe seat by fraudulent and dishonest
offers and bargains., deprecating suoh acts and
practices^ :A-minority report was also made
tavoring the seating 6t. Hutchinson.. After a
heated discussion by the house, the majority re
•port was referred back to the committee tor
further action. The'following bills were intro
duoed in the house to-day: By Mr. Gregg, pro
viding for the appointment of county sheep in
spectors. By lor. Huntington, creating the?
county of Marshall and defining the boundaries
of Day county. By Mr. Coe, ftmenrting (ha
charter of the city of Mandan..
HOtTSE BIUfi PASSED.
Authorizing the commissioners' of Bichland
county to Issue bonds for paying certain indebt
ness amending the session laws of 1870 relat
ing to building bridges under. township Organ
isation changing the boundaries of TMnhUnd
county and.locating.the oonnty scat of Roberts
county at Traverse.- Bice's bill altering the ex
emption law, which waa defeated yesterday,
came up again to-day on a motion tor reconsld
oration, and after discission tfasaed by a vote of
29 to la There Is considerable doubt about its
passing the council No action was'takeh tb-dar*
by the council in tne nt$ss ease 'of WilsonVs.
La Moure, except to allow La Moure to take the
petition for referenoe. There Is bardly a possi-r
bility of the case being reopened. The passage
ofthe Spink county bill, yesterday, isfenerally
regarded as the best way out of:
a disagreeable
trouble, various other county division schemes
are on foot, each being backed by a
strong lobby.
edge Xiesper and Mr. Youngblood of Blunt are
hem to the interest of the division of Hughes
and Sully counties with the county seat at
Blunt J. W. Smlth of Huron, owner of a
portion of the townsit® of Blunt, sent here
to, oppose ..the .division of Besdie county,
finds it hard to occupy consistent ground. The
tact is there is no great moral prinoiple involved
in an ordinary county divlsi6n scheme one way
or the other. Selflsh oonsld^ttons are arrayed
on eltherslde. It Is safe to say that as long as
there are such large countlea In Dakota there
will be plenty of schemes to divide them up to
suit, ambitious townsite proprietors jsnd.poll-
-I
Bisuabce, Dak.. Special Telegram, Feb. 5.
r-The judiciary committee of the council re
ported to-day unfavorably on Mr. Kennedy's
bill locating the Central- Dakota university^
at Ordway. Kennedy, a..member of tiie
committee. submitted a minority report,
recommending that the bill pass. Both re*
ports were made a special order for to-mor
row, when tbete will-doubtless be music in
the air..^ Petiigrew rose again to«day on a
question of privilege, and told Kennedy, who
stated yesterday that he had some of his
(Pettlgrew*s) letters in his possession
that-, he was at perfect- liberty to
read the letters in pnblio or
put them in print Kennedy,
replied t6-day that the letters were of a pri*
yate nature, and hence -he would not read'
them. Jud La Moure' stated to-day in the'
Council that the petition presented by Wilson.
had been filed to throw a certain amount of
odium npon the. offlceie who taken the
evidence in the Park Biver preolnct -Mr.
MuLaughliu stated: that he bad been ac
quamted with the Justice
0f
the peace in
that precinct for some time, and knew him
to be a man of' unblemished charaoten
There was a unanimity of opinion among
the membei^ that the case Bhould not be re
opened, which resulted in the, reference of
the petition to the secretary, to be placed on
.the records, and the indefinite postponement
Of the furtber conaideratdon of the question.
The council passed a joint resolution thank
ings Senator Harrison of- Iodiana for his
efforts to. secure the division of the territory,
and ordered copjtes of the same sent to tho
president of the senate and speaker of tile
house of representatives^
asoiueb OBAIN-HAH^BOAJ) ncUb
Mr.Walsh introduced a bill defining, the titC,
ties of[..railroad companies in the receiving,
transportation and delivOTy of grain.
Section BaUro&d corporatlofiS are required
to reoelveand transport grain in bulk or other-
wise within reasonable time and place. Ous
shall be kept on tracks, or at elevators for the
use of individuals desiring to ship. Any person
'is allowed to build elevators or warehouses of
any capacity within 400 feet of the main track
an id a he re to
rf- Sec 2. Ballroad companies are required to
-weigh grain received, or.
accept the weight ofthe
shipper, at option, and issne:/ a' bill ot lading,
allowance being made for 7|slage«nd shrink
agvnot to.exosed^Be-lialf ,ndand.per bushet
Sec* 3. /Corporations falQng to oomply witb^
the provisions ot tbe-bHI are liable in civil action"
to tne person injnred thereby for all damages
sustained and when neglect of duty la shown
to be wfllfut triple damages may be recovered.-
Sec. 4. Whenever cars tarnished any person*
for shipping gram are detained more than
twenty-four hears .the corporation may recover
damages not to .- exceed $!Ofor each day of de
tention.
Other bills introduced:. By l&. Kennedv,
regulating the taxing ot mort^ged real estate.
By Mr. Bowdle, appropriating $25,000 for the
construction and fumlshlngot a reform school
at Planktaton. By Mr. Farmer, apthorislng the,
commissioqers of Mfaor: county tq fund oht
standing indebtedness Ry. Mr. Cameron,
amending the political pode relatj[pg to sberlflV'
fees. By Mr. Pettigrew,/ameadtaff seaailij of
the civil, code to^-make Decoration day a lessl
hoHdav. Council bills psfesed:. Amending "AS
charter of the city of 5 Siou^
Falls constituting
Sanborn and Sargent counties a fadioiai snbdE
vision of the Third judicial district creating
Independent District fto^ in. Lake county.
House bills passed: Appropriating a sofflelent:
sum to pay eispjoyes of u^e ckpitolvbulJdlnB'.
and authorizing t^e tenftorial.ssecetacy to
the same. The house Is nmdly. begoipittg noted
forspending on unnepessazr amount of tlAe* in
tbe consideration of Mllsl QThisis 4ne partly
to the faot that.bnt few of tbe:membeps
parliamentarians- and i^artly because therr is a
number who evidently loVe tolisten to the sound
of their own voices. Among the latter, Blaks
molrer Fldclec. Smith and McComber are rapidly
acquiring prominence Most of the^ afternoort
was spent to-day in Jhe discussloo of different
measure# eon
Uttle wis aeeojD'
journ early to-morrow
Grand Foifcs* Hbf, Ptoklofs -womsn sqj
Kennedy, providing tor the location of ^hej
Central Dakota nniverslty at Ordway. tth^B
been generally understood for some time*
that,the projeot was likely to. b$ defeated,
especially since Pettlgrew and Kehned^h&ve
indulged in exchanging compliments ?n the
fioorbf the 'counciL The commftfee cm ap
propriations, of which Pettigrew -is ehair
man, reported unfavorably on the bUlrye^
beidayi Kennedy submitting a minority re
port. Pettlgrew has Btated that he would
oppose the measure, and he is baoked by at
least a majority of the members from the
sonth. The expectations of the spectators,
however, were not to be realized, but they
were treated to a surprise in the shape of
the following resolution offered by Mr. Pet
tigrewi
I
Hr. Martin, making the second edltion of the
territorial code presumptive evidence of suoh
laws.
By Mr. Barnos, Incorporating the city of
De Smet. By Mr. Eldridge, establishing a
normal school at at Blcr Stone. By Mr. Dewoody,
provi Uhg for transcribing records in Edmand
and McPuerson counties. By Mr. Riddell, fixing
Feb. 20 as the time for the final adjournment of
the.Sixteenth leidslative assembly. The house
spent considerable time in the dlscnsslon of Mr.
Bice's bill reducing the exemptions op account
of debts inourred for family expenses to $300.
andfinally killed it by a vote of 22 to 24 The
invitation to visit the North Dakota university,
at Grand Forks, on- Saturday, was accepted.
Two sleepers will be provided for tho use ot the
excursionists,, leaving here at 5:20 p. m* on
Friday, and 'returning Monday noon.
But little legislation was enacted to-day.
Among the bills-introduced in the oounoil
were the following:
By Mr. Austin, revising .and amending the
rnvil code-relating to insuranoeoompanies. By
Mr. Waish, amending the political code relating
to the tees of justices of the peace also, amend
ing the charter of the city,of Grand Forks also
amending the justices' code relating to the duty
of justices incase of appeal also, amending the'
justices code relating to trials. ByMr. West
over, landing the indebtedness of Potter
county. By Mr.. Kennedy, amending the civiL
code relating to the foreclosure of mortgages.
Counur-bills passed: Increasing the mem-'
bership .qt ithe board -of directors of the
penitentiary at Soux Falls to five, and
creating the office of deputy warden establish
ing independent school district No. 2 in Lake
county amending acts providing tor aboard ot
education of the city ot Fargo amending sea
WhereaSi* It having come to the knowledge of
members ot thiB body that certain members of
this legislature have been approached by certain
persons with threats and promises forthepur
pose.ot influencing the official aotion of said
member in violation of the penal oode of this
territory therefore be it
Resolved, That a joint committee of five mem
bers—three of the house and two ot the counoll—
bo appointed to consider complaints of attempts
at bribery, and report what aotion is necessary
to bring this olass of ofTeUders to justice.
Considerable discussion followed the intro
duction of the resolution, the opinion pre
vailing that nnless some spcciuo cases of
bribery, were named, inoluding the name of
the member, the resolution should not be
adopted Mr. Kennedy stated he had been
informed that M. T. Dewoody, of the-house,
nacTbeen approached by corrupt offers by
lobbyists. Mr. Pettlgrew, in explanation of
his position in offering the resolution, said
that he knew nothing of any specific case of
bribery or corruption There had of late
been numerous rumors of corrupt means
being used to influence the vote of members.
Lobbyists had:been present in large num.
bera dogging the footsteps of the members
and using^thrddtfl and intimidations to' com
pel them to comply with their requests.
Members had been told that they would be
consigned- to' political oblivion nnless they
wonldlend their aid to -the. eupport of per-:
tain measures. Mr. Pettlgrew thought a
committee ought to be appointed to. investi
gate the matter thoroughly and report, in
order that the council may express
its decided
disapproval of dishonest ana corrupt prac
tices,. and thereby- frighten -lobbyists into
sUence. At this juncture the president? an
nounced the arrival of thejhourfor the I con
sideration Of Kennedy'S Ordway university
bill, and further 'discussion of Pettierew's
resolution was'..out off. Mr.'McLaughlin of
Walsh county moved that the bill be made
special order for one week from Monday .at
3 p. the groand that the council'
other southern members
opposedthe motion
B,&,&bW},Va^[!cdbT
«™teof 15 too.
Authorising Foster't county to issue $5,000
bonds to bnild a court house amendlng the ses
sion laws, ef 1881 relating to the pay of county
commissioners authorising Weils county to'
issue $2,000 bonds to build a court"house pro
viding rules and regulations for the government
ot the North Dakota Hospital for the Insane at
Jamestown.
great'questlon Stating the. minds of
nnderable number of members of the
The
a coui
house is whether the per diem allowance will
be forthcoming. «They are apparently an&
ions to go ou record as exerting themselves
to the extent of .their ability Id fiirth^ttie
interests of the dear farmers while in the
meantime they frittiar away valuable time in
useless debate on important questions. This
morning, when Mr. Boaph moVed that when
the house adjourned it be to Monday, to give
the members an opportunity to visit the
Grand Forks university, the- cranks of the
house, in whose eyes a dollar assumes great
at once'^opposed the motion.
twecl and a
rseless debate followea and a recess was
taken for lobbying. When again called to
damotion appointing
uof
tlie whole house to
s: university, thereby
ring'the "cranks^ahd aesuritig tHelirof
P4 per day. Mr. Steele took exceptions
to a. statement appearing in a loral paper
concerning a division 01 Burleigh connty."
char&cterizlng lt asfalse^and
if the reporters could not give
ports of what transpired they-be denied'title
privil^es .of the floor of the house.
House bills passed:|
BstabiiiAlntf -todependent riwdiool ^istri6t No.
l. trom parts of the townships of Denver, Wind*
sor and Bangon Kingsbury county relating to
proofs of the existenoe ot oorporations appro
jpriating $8,500 for the constructibn of a normal1
school bnildtng at Springfield insuring the bet
tOT education of practtoner* of. dental surgery,*
and to regulate the practice of dentistry: pro.
vidtng for a special plection in Mcflenry oounty 1
establishlng-a torritorlat board of affricultnro
providing for additional «wiff of the ooundi
and. bouse. ,•
lfiTCHKUcH Dak.v Special Telegram, Feb. 6,
—ThenniYersity commissionhasadiourned,
after adopting the following resolutions and
iapDOintlng the university boards:
Besolved. That "the Dakota University and,
College Allianoe located at Mitchell, Dak., bag'
made gratifying progress in the noble work of
building, thus tar,4 and we most heartily com
mend-this enterprlgo to tbe oonfidenoe and co
operation of the M. E, church and of
Christian education everywhere.
IJonolved, That wo hereby declare the Dakota
a nl rcrsi ty, at MiUrhcH, Dak^ accepted, and'
placed tinder the Dakota mlaaion conference
oc the iL s. church as soou as the amend
nent to the charter agreed np Ijjr thla oom-
mission .ball be daly lesalizod and the organize
Uon- completed under the laid chatter a*
•mended,.
JPoard ot Dlrertora-Dr. N. PordML. Bra
William Brnwli, Hon. a. jff. Bowdlo, Ber.
Hartzpngh, Bcy.^Wilmot Whitfield,
Basford, Dn M.«. Toolte, A. W. Barnr
D. urmsoy.
Board of Cnrators-Rnperlntendent G. W. Ban.
born. Ker. W^B. Affleck. Hon. Hiram BarSsr.
Jr., IlcT7 C. E. Hoger, Ber. H. M. BprlnEec. Rmr
L. Brwlford. William Faidffi
Bhellandand & P. Cook. ,p
.Seventeen rioters Lave been arrested
itr Deadtfood, and plaeod under $2,OO0
bonds for tlie lot. 'v
Chief Red Oloud will go to Washing
ton to attend tbe inaagaration ceremo
nies. '.'.J
The Brii ton Daylight says in regard
to the coal explorations in that seotion:
Wort is being pushed with energy in the
development of the coal find north ofi
town. A party, of Columbia gontlcihen1
liave entered into a contract with Dr.
Yon Qun|.her,"who ownstheland where
the discovery .was made, to proceed at
once, with-the work and ascertain if
there is coal there in suffloient quantity
to work profitably. Laborers are now
at work. and we hope to be able to 'giw
something definite in onr next isine iil
regard to the Day county coal mines.
Grand Forke, Dak., Special.—Sher
iff Jenks telegraphs JlOOreword for the
mnrderor of Mrs. Snell and son. Cit
izens are subscribing towardthe Herald
reward fund. The nowg from Bismarck
of the passage of a bill authorizing the.
commissioners to offer fci^OOft reWard ia
satisfactoijr. The mnrderer before bo
iefttown tough anew buffajgoyereoat
and other.: clothing, and got liis hair cut
'short behind. He lioa ajfeew morocco
pocketbook iritb a silverwaK a cliefij*
black squaretravelipg s4tchel:{n .whiA.
lie took aniild cbiqohillA pverfeoat? ana'
,blqe llanHel shirt, with lace front. His
hair and beard are light
.r.Mr, Fishep oVSanborn has Bwbr'ni out
a. warrant for
3JaftXeftf
^ith taSing" a' har«e,th£it wair left in
Fisher's charge a^"4 selling ib Lee ami
Mrs. Fisher left town together,. :aq4'
there are ljomOr?
at
rjpr,
A Utg« nmniMt A Rp^tW^NmnbtW
Qie lolAr tha oomwU oluunfiar to-da^. ex
pectiifg to listen to a lively disonaslon of the
fflu6tf|«9fC«jujl| ^UX^^firttoduwl tv
-f Tihiiriliifii^
NEWS OF THE VEEK SUMMARIZED.
The BneU
i'cCEDAB IUbids, Iowa, Special 'Telegram,
iPeb. e^-^-ilie Gakette will to-morrow publish
.letters from a large number of Iowa'post
masters concerning the operation.of the*pro
hibltoiy law. Of 410 cities and towns heard
from, inoluding all sizes, the law is reported
as enforced in 160 and in 100 there were
saloons'previous to July 4. In many places
where the law is reported as en
forced there is still drunkenuess and
intoxicants in various forms are sold. In
many of the towns where drinks are sold
openly some of the saloons have quit, and
occasionally reports show more saloons now
..than before. ..the., law. ..In some ..localities
where the law was enforced before the elec
tion^ it has been 'disregarded sinoe, and the
assertion is made by many of the posfcmas
tertf .that the Bt Jonn movement has.gteatly
injured'the causa .The law is regarded as
much in ^the small'interior..towns in some
counties as:in the larger places, and Where it
is enforced toy-'the notion of the citizens'
league, the saloons open up again
as soon as. the movement against
them ceases.- Drunkenness on the whole has
deoreased 'somewhat and the number of sa
loons reduced, though xupre strong drinks
are uRed and less beer than before. In brief,
it appears that the law Is .enforced in whole
or in part where public sentiment and a ma
jority of the voters favor it, and disregarded
where those favoring license are In tne ma
jority. No Democrats are reported in.favo?
of the law, while many Republicans oppose
it. The'prevailing belief as expressed by
the postmasters is that the whole matter de
pends. upon the result of. the election next
fall. The people are greatly agitated
throughout the state, and tho prohibitory
law is the chief toplo of dlsousslon every
where. '-.vV ''T ,,
Vho Kansas Tragedy..
Independence, Kan., Feb. G.—Tho coroner
returned this evening from Radical City
after holding* an inquest on the bodies of
Mrg. Canham, son and daughter, who were
murdered Tuesday night. some are inclined
to. suspect. the elder son,, who maintains he
waa' at the- time of the murder seventy-live
miles away. It is generally believed that he.
will prove himself innocent The mother
was sleeping down stairs'
and was struok on
the bead ••with'aTiatcbet,'- and her throat
cut with a butcher knife. Tiie son, the
next victim was .asleep up stairs, and
was billed with a hatchet, and never
moved after he was struck.' The
daughter, aged about twenty-five, sleep
ing in the next room from her
brother, was aroused and got up. She made
desperate fight, receiving sixteen wounds
from a.sknife and a hatchet, and at last
started doyrh'stairs and was killed at the
door. The -murderer then examined a
^awer in a bureau and left spots of blood on
the olothiug.- The young lady's room is cov
ered .with bipod:and.-shows.-^evidence''Of a
great struggle. "Excitement is high, and
should the yduhg, man' fail to prove his
-r.- —7- ^500 iuu.w
Appearances indicate that the murderer se
cured the batohet at the stable. and the knLfe
in the kitchen, and when through' with the
work washed and wiped his hands .before
leaving the housa
r. .The Cceor .d'Aleno Rlv^r.
Washington, 8peoial Telegram, FEL^ '6."—
W. A. Jones, major of engineers^ after an
examination of Cceur d'Alen 0' lake andTriver
and 8t Joseph's river, reports to the -^ox
de
partment that _in his/ judgment: congress
8hbuld,^ye^,Q0bfor-^he:.dei
riyerB bf snagB nnd deepenlng "bar in the
ing of both
lake at the mouth of the Cceur d'Alene.
says:.,
"'e11Wn« 8tjl4#r-AM
PzntADELpnu, Feb, 0 —1THe offloers Wte
Provident Life and Trust company statethat
the speculations of .Choir defaulting clerk,
Qlenmoro Todd, of Burlington, N. J., ar
rested and^hcld to ball tn $10,000, Will
not reach .as high a figure as $150,000 and
-may be considerably less. Todd was'a lead
ing nooiety man of Burlington.' He belonged
10 the Presbyterian church and was a very
liberal audtactlvo member of tho Young
Men's Christian association. He lived in a
beautiful cottage. He belonged tq almost
everr soolefcy, had horse"? and carriage
and lived in grand style/ -When arrested lit?
had jutt drawn1.250 from a Burlington
hank, preparatory to atriplio Florida.^ Todd
lived with his mother and aunt.
Tho Specter of a Special Sesslon.//
'_WASHiNayojrk Special Telegram, :Feb^kj
Itis by no mqans settled yet that then will
nothe a special ses^on of congress* although
there £an he no doubt that the Democratic
leaders regard with disfavor the Idea oi hav
ing ono. Thesimple truth ls, that'Mr?-Kan
dail.and soihe of nte-Democratlo assooiates
are more concerned aboufrtho'formation of
JSr. -Oleyelandta -cabinet than they^are abbut
Si*ough.the
erf ecbingthu appropriation blllsand getting
legislation required to'avert -an
extrh seterioh. Some of the largest hnd most
important appropriatto^ bilis are yotto be
considered^ by the house, and it is becoming
evident that the senate will have to accept
some of the moa*ures\ involving 'many mU
41ons of dollai:£r without having an opportu
nity to properly consider and discuss them
if they are tp become laws this
session But
twenty-two logislaUve. days rethaln. and It
will require constant hard work "to Secure'
%th£jH%&e.aU
tte
TIm uenati.ftuL
dowij to »ltt
ao 'elopdment, bnt
Mr. Fisher denies this and- says. Jiis
wife i« with her mother h? St^^Bul ^.
John Paul Logan
rcf
tfampstown is
writinga aeries of open letters. In one'•
lie petitions the city «rnnciI to licen6e',
the roller, risks to do bnsinesa oft Snot"
day so ,the saloons shall notget aheod
of them, and 111 another be implores
Bepresentatiye Uiskeus to introduce a!
bfll in the territorild legfalstare ch»ng
ag( the name ol Buiau^ick to1 Sodom.i,-
The house of ift. Pqrrar,' tjear Ando
ver, with its oontento was Dtirn^.
VkVWr
mB
of. profanityi'^ummoued thither by the Spring
eif oommitteer
PosfmtetehKirkbride of Dillon, Hont, has
been r^movecKfor negllgenoe, shortage and
sundry other
causes.
Edward Shell of Sharpsville,Pa., wa8 shot
by Eitty Bud, who wanted Sneu marry hot
E^ttr waa arrested. yr ..
B» B, Cornell, a member of the Oornell fam
ily of New York, was found dead in his lav of
fice at Rochester N. T.
Senator Logan was renominated by the re
publicans of the Illinois legislature. Hr. Mor
rison is the demooratic candidate.
Hr. John 0. Shoeffel and Mr& Agnes Booth
were married in Boston recently. Mm Shoef
fol will hot retira from the stage.
Henry yillard resigned tbe presidency of the
Oregon & California^ and George
7
donate •iH
?WW»U9nbllJ.
^Wlsaisannt, Speolat TelegnAn,' Teh ii'—
Mr- Baehtnut otj3foa^frh«:'U'cbUr
of tfia Bbpcbmrailttib a^poUited Dy tttahoiiao
Dc Collin, of Uinnftapoll* tn tbcfpiattw
tbe gJeonnrfUe rsaoaijsiOd tW
report had be^n pompjBfod una camltted to
th« foomtoiltteb "on savkl a^tOnT'btat not'
acted-upon.-He woalfl not g»yv anything
about the yarSlcti of.theTcommltte?, aqd the
raatt^nas been kratxao nulot .thai nothldir
cab bo learned «U(swhere. Tha repoitiasot
'-°.r #&*«<*•
vumt Uiat ho'i«jr»UUie
foforaera.
nj«tpti«rs 'of jthe Iil^noig oinb of
-.lamLl
VT
TTv .7rTT
At ^Ihisco^'-r^Uri bufldingt we^-:
Hacjni,
', *?,'$!» V» brokwi
W3 niTlgatioD ^betireen UOro Wl St -lAnla
Uresumed. i«iv
At3xckpbj1i% X, James Or'Qfsham^Jriia
rfpxtr miles in 19 ml^u^s aiTd^ sedon^ bed*
IngthsreoorL.
A» LpulartS?' Htk# 1idoW(, ftjijiv
qf
9n9'p'm^ VttD'
asi/a mm
H. Hopklur
son of London was chosen in lnsBte&d.
Banker Shepsrd of New. York offers a reward .'
of 110,000 for thie return of his eleven-year-old
son, who came West to become a cowuoy de
tective.
The steamer Sardony, from Viotorta, B. CI,
to Hong Kong with 400 Celestials on board,
has notbeen heard from since DeK 10, when
she started..
Some time ago Haiy E. Carrlngton met Clay
ton Piatt on the sheets at New York, and the
flirtation has resulted in her suing him foi
breaoh of promise.
A critical review of the losses at the big fir*
in Wooster street, New York, foots up a total
of $500,000, of whioh underwriters will have
to pay three-fourths.
AtDnluth August and Herman Diedrich
have been held to the district court in $1,000
.each, for Shooting through the windows oi
Mrs. Yolsdi's housa
Dr. J. 0. AUen, formerly a surgeon in Gen.
Ouster's. oommand has been sentenced to five
years' imprisonment in the Massachusetts pe'ni
tentiary for shooting Dell Hanson in a Boston
saloon.
r.:.
Nathan F. Dixon of Rhode Island was eleoied
tc congress recently, for the unexpired term
of Jonathan Ohase. The vote was 2,256 to
1,001
for Hawkina, Demoorat, and scatterings
Edward W. Fillmore, cousin of ex-Presidenl
Fillmore, died at Elgin, IlL, aged seventy
three. He served in the Ninety-fifth niihoia
infantry during the war of the Bebeliloh.
Postoffloes.Discontmued-r-Penequa^'Bahsoin'
county. Postmasters Commissioned—John
Cutler, Parker, Dak yEdward Ward, MUltown,
Dak. 0. W. BUlston, Nordland, Iowa: John
^Reis, Dotyville, Wis.
An old granger named B. Cook, from Illi
nois, was confidenced out of $900 by. W un
known party in Milwaukee. Cook, Sold, his
farm at Sharon. «.*.
the money, to- th_
which the latter is doing faithfully.
ity, Ill.,and gave
le stranger to keep for him,
The house committee on pensions has re
ported bills to pension the minor children of
•the late Lieut E|siihgbury, who perished on
the Greelv expedition, and Henry Biederbeok,
who waahdapitalstewardoftheGreoly party.
There are four children of Kislingburyfeaoh of
whom is to be paid $10 per month.
The Buffalo Express urges, the publication
of a volume of Horace Greeley's leaders, say
ing: "Greeley was a colossus among newspa
per writers. VHis editorials may bo said to
ohangedthe face: of history. Intrinsically'
many of them are classios. as such they are'
worthy- of a permanent place iiyliterature.
He
Thb river has sbme. very marked ohamoteria
tles. Btilowthe.nxission lUsT like a inatrhifloent
canal.witha width VaryiaK between 100 ami
150
stream, shallow and-with great velocity of "cur
rent. :-It approaches the mission with consider
able velocity anciuasaea flttddenly Into the deep
water portion with a sudden -and almost'total
loas of veJocUy. There a re: no three steamers
oa these wacenL on'e a laree. fitie bD^'andTmore
will soQn..be:huuti A considerable Bhipmont of
*old Is.now made, and aa the forests about the
head waters
.of the St. oseph'a'jrlver are very-ex
censivo.and rlchln ma^htnoeh(.speoimeQsnfied
«nd white /p|ne| cedars red aod white iflrand
tamerackf there will ben. rapid development of
this navigation lu the near future.
Henry Shanver of Darlington, Ind., finding
his wife determined to elope with the hired
man, gave her all their offects and her baby
boy, tucked her. into the Sleigh Ids Bed her and
the child good-bye and expressed his: best
wishes for her future happinoss with hernew
"husband." .•
There were 8S0 failurea ln the United States
reported to Bradstree t's during the week end
ing 7th, against 840 in the preceding week, and
3 and-169 in the corresponding weeks of
1884,
ISSSSsnd 183a xespeotiT^.cAbonf'Bepefc cent
were those of small traders, whose capital'wa!
leas than #5,0001..-. ..-TT
-The president transmitted to the house a
sommnnicatidn from tho ^secretary Of state
goven
-o»bW^i«» ofjand atTokio".to tSs
United Stalos fee simple for logation pnr-
poses. In his message the president eamestlj:
recommends that the executive may be imxhe»'
diately authorized to accept the gift-" %*'-v-i
No tidings of the steamer Alaska sihoe Jan."
24, when ahe soiled from. her livorpool
whart She was due in New York Hornby
last and many anxious inquiries are now
making concerning her at the offioe pf thecoma
panj. Tp.iOl arsons,, however, a placard,
wsumj: ^No tidings yet of the Alaska^1* ii
TheSt Paul, Minneapolis Manitoba BalU
way company announce by olrcular. datedFeb.
2, the appointment of MrML a Ives as asds^
iant general manager of the lines ct the conk
pany, in effect from Feb, The business of:
the road has increased to such aU extent
it was found neceteary to reliove General
Managor.Manvolof mucbof the detail
hence the appointment
The offioors of tbe Provldeni^life vad SWst
company state that the speculations of theii
defaulting olerk, Glenmore Todd, of Burlipg-'
ion. N. J"„ arrested and beld to bail In $10,XX..
will not reach aa high a figure as $160.000 ati)'
may be considerably less. Todd was alesdiri*
society man of/Burlmgtoh.':: He belonged: to:
tho Presbyterian church and was a verylibera]
and active mornber of 4he Young Men's Ctois
tian asBociaUon.
Tho house committee on railways a^d yanals
have reported, a^bill for the survey ot" ~a 'Crater
route to connect the water of lake Michigan
with the Detroit river., It is proposed to asoer
tain the praotibility and out of construction oi
a water route for transportation from some
point on the east shot1* ofliakr Miohigan tc
some point on the Detroit river, coana^Hnp the
waters of the upper and lower lakes: $10,00C
is asked for the
£prvoy. v,
Postoffices Es
tablished^-Io wa, Berry, Marion
oounty Cumberland,CasscounfyiNooga,Pot
tawattamie oounty. _Minne»gU Itetfrer^iock
county. Postmasters commissioned—Thomas
E. Bigmn, Brampton, Dafc Isaao Wintori,
Ndra,fiati G. D.Loring, WalhaUa. Dak.
J. Porter, rsjrmout, Iowas AikinB, 65^
den. Iowa: P. Rogers,PleasantYaller TowT
Wfl&iim A'Beny, %r^r, lowaj-M Durham!
Cumberland, Iowa H. GoodalefDenver^lSSnn!
Loadon.Cable: It isvstated lhat Jame* a
Cunningham the suspected Tower dynamltetv'
has brokwi down in consequence of havlns
been additionally identified as one of the^mSn
rormgrandthathU revelations will lead tothe
krgwt Mud of djnuoitm tlut hu
to'the Morrow court martUl, hit two wit.
qasses wore ajtamlued,
and thelrtoattmony apn
fraed the statement made foiCoi Morrow bT
3oiBont'?!L
^Thetattersnlv
milted the case to (be court with a btfef argur
ment, ointendins that CoL Mbrrow aSai
ib gwd/alUi ia the wholettatte^ UuSuihh?
m*y^r«^nUnlttodB0n»ehor»irhIoh1hBnOw
r«gr«ta. The judgo adroct. made no arxu
mentaadthe oourt took the matter un&ar^.
atderattoo. V^
JfromilieXa cLwa Ciirtmiale: muti Bearer
rtilLand la, Orosa. will slnoerelr
*®S?1 has done mere to a£
^nntisethis dtydaring the (ast few yeantUn
ibTsloUn and tarfoov,, a klifdlT. eneroetfq,
WnoraMo man, on^of.thewartawt «f piiSmuj
ivnds, asdanwemyto bearoided,. ^7
to aald upon.fts authority of one ot tbe
(Sonnsel for (Sen Swalm tliat the findings of tbe
oonrtin his case are m"sibsi|4oe Sii'loUowY
Asio th«flratigharga, that ofH«idti«- nnbe^:
comtog olBoer and gontlemau aot gulltv.
On the second oharea of conduet predlndluu
to mod firdMr and dldpllnB lu ^Ulhgfe rroort
Jto.Uf' jWretaiT of witt hla 1m0wu£i«Jofme
•lift*? ^"PlicaUon of OoL Hprtow's pay ao
wSukgnfitE Wh tlw fj^k^ohdatfcn that
Mea Bfalm be tenPQraUr spspended an half
SJy fe'A'WP ret flbwSH, at
tulwar departoaat as wtoeSnainjs(rfun
ps. B.assa
sn&
Be Breathed Hl^ Last on Sunday Vornlntf
-OharacteriaUcs of a SSan Who Boas
from Brakeman to (General Manager.
Sherburne S. Merrill died in Milwaukee at
12.20 last Sunday-rtnorning, aged aixty-aeven"
years. Ho suffered a third paralyUo stroke
last Tuesday, and his death sinoe that
time has been almost hourly expooted.
To the thirty thousand or ipore employes
of the Chicago, Milwaukdb & St Paul Rail
way'company, General Manager •Merrill was
commonly known as "The. Old Man." The
sobriquet was an indlcatlon-of the character
of tho great manager, not of his age
for the appellation Originated
vln
a
general and remarkable^ regard, whioh
the term itself indicated was4Uial.in ite ohar
acter. Probably no commander of droops
ever wielded an equat army of men so thor
oughly loyal to a flinprle individual. In proof
pf this, it may be noted that strlkes.havo
been entirely unknown to the experience of
the railway -oompany whioh Mr. Merrill has
developed from insignificant beginnings into
the greatest oor
continent Onlj
acquaintance
rill can fully coinprehend the degree'Of
power which he could exorcise over other
men, or bodies of men, at his will.
the0'-d
•T
1
The faculty, was .not- based .jipon-- .•
dlplomaoy, for few men were more dandld in
any sortof negotiations: it wannotth^ tt}sulf
of oratory or manners, for he was careless of
speech and- abrunt at .all tlmesv it did-not
oome from studied^ efforv«-forA.conscious
re a in re in
man. It was due wholly.to -tfrfs always Ovi^i^
dent determination^:' as indioatffd in
the straightforward-looking gray eye, the
firmly drawn lips and erect^posture—h$
waa built in straightlines~to be just to lilra»v^^"
self as well as others. Scrength of puxposd
waBalWays notioeableiuevoryline of raoe,
glance0' of eye' and .gesture ot person^ no
matter hoW trivial the business at hand
might bar. He,lacked. grace or dignity1 .but^
made up for it .tenfold by.foroaof.dijfnity^-v
These were -elements whioh compelled'rotf'-.'ftfc
speot, but they do not wholly abcount fox the
veneration In which he was held by oll-of ihis
subordinate&*.^Back of all rhlfl noind: and
will power was a natural ."adaptlbil%^ S6 to V'
speak,- to persona. In his presence tne new-' -r
est brakeman on the line would be relieved
of all embarrassment—even if
4lthe
old tdah?
was venting his rage at "Bome dereliction^of
duty—for there was always a subtle soule^?'
thing in the g^eat. marfngor's -maniior'
whioh seemed to sav, -Stand on voUr
own responsibility and bo. a mant is
all I ask-of youl^ lnjother words-vifchout
thesliehtesttendencytofamillnrlty/ho
naturally treated every man fn his employ ^s
though he considered him as good as a king
if ho was jrood^enongh.tq occupy a plnoQ oi
position with him.
1
Ho elevatea his men td-
his own level—for the time being, at lea8t^- v'
instead of desccndlngtotheirs audit m^de^^/-.'
him the Idol he was. Mr. Merrill's
8U00B8S IN PBEVENTINd ^STBlKBS*
has long -been noted, has been striven j!or
by other large employers, but has nofc^hein ^^&^
achieved:-Andit is equally well knowh tha^V
he has never been compelled to grant speOi-^ V^v
tied conditions when troublo has thrbatehed:^
1 1
During the jrreat ^railWay strikes .of a few'
years ago Mr. Merrill's
tmttiagement ,f%aar^
1
put to( the test: Early one August morh^/-'
Ing fopr or five ^hundred men
1
marched^
out pt the Chicago,r Milwaukee 81Sfc* *,
Paul shops In Milwankeo, gathered afc
their guilds hall on Wisconsin sttaet.
held a secret meeting- audv- xnsolved to'-'V
follow the examplo'of their Chicago
ren unless oertoun conditions of .time br pa^
were ohanged to meet the'-tiemands t)f other
n:
strikera Mr. Merrill was, of course, apprised "V
immediately of what was going on. *OK*+x?
said heM*the boys are^U right, and wUl g6v
baok to work after they have appointeda1**
committee to oome ana see the Old Man,"
Soon the committee—for of course one
appointed—waited upoh the manager A?
number pf persons were in Mr.^Merwa^
BlbillUes.' In trtxmt
rvisr
office when the committee arrived, and'all
were requested to leave, Mr. Merrill^
-saying: "My/- boys always nw»
see me alone at our family gatherings.
.The committee, composed of Jive men. was^A7*
mefc^at the doorway by the manager, who ad^*^
dressed each and everyTjy hla elmame, and '-',
invitedtheminwiththeremark:,fcWemust
t»kminntM^"comIs:v?l
mltteecame-oat, rtturned to their hall
.-reported- that thererwas nous^ of: thinkltiiy^"^
wou.dn^.^
tlo*K°aSSro^
ir yonldo't agree to'iayfcbing, only
e*P°ct
uaall'to bent work when
P.11 that way this afternoon."
4
.4
In the discussion^ that followed the .com*
mittee could not give any tfear idea of the
???'9E^kerefor©, but •unanimously argued
thati they Smew.it woola be best to return to
work, *leeausethe Old Man sold eo." And
,or JJPeakBrg had admitted
that "whatever the Old, llan said washest,
—nR8^I?h?'ta i118 BOod time and-pleaL'
Thlsiaa fair lllaslratlon of the
:thaf
HI8,BgtATX0X8 WXTg' t^WSPApWy^,
Mid for
MdaftVo^lerepntafioa creaeraUjtgntha-'
parttjj a nawfipaper man, before much prog-:"'
WW cfouldbe made towardthe
of Mt Merrill When John
od^raoes
TJtwas
Wsi"
(to that gentleniiin-s^ Wnlol1
capacity for talking* long an&' 'ftmltt
(wy letting imy. ne\fra es.
Mpe. Later B. G. Lennox, who haa lona
been a-sort Of good-right hand to thl
rteat manager, haa pretty effeotnallybajied.'
the way between Merrill and' reportorial lnv
Bat when It did happen that Ifc'iv-.
SSf disposed toward apar. !r
ao^ar "Porter, he wonld take a good deaf-?,.
... -..Qf*jBp(fifg -.
jopnsldered W newmapS men about? wrhard
to corner
as Ben Butler oi^'vhnaerbllt HoWi'"
'"JJ7
1
aJ?Preoi«'6d
the power
GrrorB.ln statement mlpfht be avolfiea. At "V
Buohtlraea."he
to bed ia JxiorSraBinisa Vdr'a AripmWM'
mom ^hairln a «SeplS#&
0Mh» to make a mferil^paa al^uiimda
,wjben (hey are well ted,
Simatfie Dew yoii Cominircial
?^idly asshmlng importtooe
J^cmg (lie larger countries i^CentralAmehca.
Amjriia Is NlwuT&riy^dspted^d
•4
to pe aredi
fWtfur bananas inNep
W» MitftwnsabontJ,
Arrired in Chlwgo". one" Mofitiday 1,423
oars loaded wltb llr^ hoga, ThePnil-
•tre tohed in pontisuoi^ina sereiih^jjt^
*ndhU remains are^U^oSIE? $£
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