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ft ..4 •. «V 1? t* I 1/ & GKX UBBED, Publisher. WAHPETON, DAKOTA. Oliver Wendell Holmes, the author »f "The Autocrat. o! the Breakfast rabid," has decided that English peo ple are taller, stouter, and healthier than the New Englanders. The movement of gold toward this sountry from Europe during the last lew months is regarded with great fa for in business and finantal circles, •nd indicates a large balance of trade to favor of the United States. There are only 400 Mormon bish ttps in Utah, 2,423 priests, 2,947 teachers and 6,854 deacons. Seems to be a surplus of deacon. The whole outfit is busy tithing. Every Mor mon has to give the church a tenth of bis gains every year. Dr. Jam esB. Agell, the presidnt of the Michigan university, has been in vited by President Cleveland to act with the secretary of war in settling the fisheries trouble with Canada. Principal Gilbert, of the Newbury port, Mass., public schools, has noti S ed the tobacco dealers of that city that they will be prosecuted if they sontinue to sell cigarettes to school children. A fund has been raised to institute proceedings against the first offender. A fx physician says that there is need of especial care at this season of warm days and cool nights. The heat of the Bummer, accompanied by moisture, has produced a relaxed and debilitat ed condition of the system, which ren ders it less able to resist the attacks of disease than at any other seasons o^the year. Secretary Whitney is quoted assay, ing of the spectacle presented in New York harbor, when the splendid fleet of excursion boats swept along with the racing yachts, that it was "the greatest marine picture that mortal eyes had ever beheld," and that it would prove a "powerful lever in en couraging American ship-building." Gen. 0. 0. Howard has been present ed by some of his San Francisco ad mit ers with a unique gift in the shape of a flag robe, in shape, size and col ors of the regular storm flag of the United States army. The body of the flag is of the flnest wool and bound with satin. Thirty-eight stars are wrought into the blue shield with silk. The United States supreme court having decided that privilege taxes on drummers are not constitutional, a suit has been instituted in Mississippi, to compel the disgorging of ail such taxes, which were collected before this decision. The suit will hardly amount to anything. Mississippi promptly acquiesced in the supreme court decision. It is clear that the financial tone of the country is improving. If there were ereat need ot money the offer of the government would be much more extensively accepted. As it is, the re ceipts of the Treasury during the month just ended will very nearly equal the disbursements, the large sum expended for the redemption of bonds being included. According to Bradstreet's, the busi ess failures in the United States for £rst nine months of 1S87 were 6,058, as against 7,518 for a like period in 1886, 8,433 for the corresponding months of 18 5, 8,302 for nine months of 1884 and 7,358 for nine months of 1883. It is calculated that the whole number of failures for the current year will be about 9,700. The people of the United States will be surprised to hear that the century which has elapsed since the adoption of the Constitution is a "century of injustice." Susan B. Anthony and her associates in the National Wom an's Suffrage Association have de clared it to be so. They say that the government is reposed in the people, and that one-half of the people who are women are allowed to have no voice either in forming or executing laws. Geo. Alfred Townserd, when in Scotland recently, visited the estate of the Duke of Bicxleuch at Dalkeith. The Duke of Buccleuch is considered the richest man in Scotland. In spite of this fact, however, he is somstimes hard up for money. He has an income of about $1,500,000 a year, but has five establishments to keep up and so many poor relations, re. tainers, pensioners. &c., that this enormous amount of money quickly disappears under the great sponging process. John Swinton, who has bankrupted himself in efforts to establish an or gan for workingmeu in New York City, lias declined to head the ticket of the Progressive Labor Party in the pres ent campaign. Mr. Swinton says that be is without fortune, health and the sources of lite, and he is forced to temporarily withdraw from tne serv ice of his fellow-men. The case of Mr. Swinton is hard, but not peculiar, as many othert who have tried to serve tbeir fellow-men, have been equally unfortunate. When he gave up a lucrative position some years ago, to advocate the cause of laboring-men, he had ample means to carry him through ow he is almost destitute yu 4 Reproductions of the Famous ••Puck" Cartoons—The Best Ever Presented. iK"'"-,? IllwwWi Warn Welcome. _Atter reviewing the military camp near Chicago, accompanied by May or Roche and Gen. Terry, the President and wile board ed the cars for Milwaukee, where they were received unparaleled demonstrations by vaet crowds. The military presented a fine appearance. It was the larg est parade ot mUitia that has been seen in Milwaukee since the great re union in 1880. As the procession travers en the lino of march there were 're.iuent bursts of cheering, and the president bow ed repeatedly and lilted his *hat in re sponse to salutations. Mrs. Cleveland bore herself as serenely as a queen. The military and the civic societies that participated in the parade then passed in review, after which Mayor AVallbor arose and welcomed the president and his wife to Milwaukee and introduced the nation's ruler to the assembled thousands. The President made a happy reply, in which he said: There has been element of character dis played among the people eyery where on our travel, which has been universal, and not disturbed or changed by anv difference in place or circumstance. No state lines have circumscribed, 110 local pride has di minished ard no business activity lias in the.least stifled the kindness and cordiality of the oeople's welcome. There is bitterness enough in the partisan feeling which seems inseparable from our political methods but the good people of the United Staies have, I believe, decreed that there are occasions when this shall have no pjace. I cannot forget my interest in municipal affairs, arising from an active experience at one time in city government and I found myself very much inclined to scrutinize such statements as fall under my eye demonstrating their financial condition. With all its exten sive public improvements, unless I am much at fault, the city of Milwaukee has less ol public debt than any of its popu lation in the United States excepting one. In these days, when the temptation to lo cal public extravagance is not often enotigh withstood, you may well be proud ot this exhibit, and besides the satisfac tion which this financial condition pro duces has a practical Eide to it. Largo terprises arc often much influenced in their location bv such consideration, and they are apt to be established where the burden of taxation is the least and where the share of public indebtedness to be born by them is the smallest. I® the evening there was a grand ban quet. Mr. Cleveland entered on the armot t. C'. Andrews, president of the Merchants' association. He was received with ap plause and made a neat little speech. Ho said: I feel like thanking you for remembering on this occasion the president of the l.mted States tor I am suro you but in ten 3 a respectful recognition of the magni tude and importance of the high office I for the time being hold in trust for you and for the American people. It is a high office because it represents the sovereignty of a tree and mighty people. It is full of solemn responsibility and duty, because it embodies in a greater degree than any oth er office on earth the suffrage and trust ot such a people. As an American citizen, chosen from the mass of his fellowcountry- belongs to as all. And because it belongs to all the people, the obligation is manifest on their part to maintain a constaut and continuous watchfulness and interest concerning its care and operation. Theit duty is not entirely done when they have exercised their suffrage and indicated theit choice of the incumbent nor is their duty performed by settling down to bitter, ma lignant and selfish abuse of what is don« or attempted to be dons by the incumbent selected. The acts of an administration should not be approved as a matter ol course and for no better reason than that it represents a political party but more unpatriotic than all othert are those who, having neither party discontent nor fair ground of crit icism to excuse or justify their conduct, ran because of personal disappointment, who misrepresent for sensational purposes and who profess to see destruction in the rejection of their plans of governmental management. After nil, we need have 110 fear that the American people will permit this high office of president to suffer. There is a patriotic sentiment abroad which, in the midst of all party feeling and all party disappointment, will assert itself and will insist that the office which stands for the people's will shall in all its vigor minister to their prosperity and welfare. On Fri. he went to Madison. The run from Milwaukee to Madison was charming. It was through a lake and hill country, whose lands are as fertile as those of Italy. The villages along the way sped the passing train with their cheers, and in several instances stations and streets were adorned with evergreens and steamers. The arrival at Madison was made upon time. The party was accorded an enthus iastic reception at the capitol, where tho welcoming address wasmadeby Judge Cole, chief justice of Wisconsin. In reply Presi dent Cleveland highly complimented the beauty ot Madison, where he "proposed to take a rest." I am already prepared to ven ture the assertion, based upon very slight observation, thatthisis the hon.eol kind, hearty and hospitable people. The influ ence upon a community of such a univer sity as has its seat here—the alma mater or hundreds of educated and useful men scattered throughout I our entire western country—is greater I than is at first glance aporeciated. It fos ters a certain refinement and cultivation which radiate to all the homes within its I sphere, vastly enhancing their value as nurseries of steady and intelligent citizen 1 expect to heartily enjoy my stay here, and to always hereafter cherish pleasing recollections of your city and its inhabitants. en|ship. Later there was a tremendous crowd at Hnd the usual handshaking. Mrs. ilas gave a dinner to the president. It was a quiet affair ot twelvo or fifteen covers. Among the guests were Gov. and Mrs. Rusk, Chief Justce Cole and Mayor Conklin and wife. A murder growing out ot a quarrel be tween men who were drinking together and partially intoxicated, occurred at a farm house a short distance from Blair, Wis. The victim was Carl Holte, and the mur derer Gustav Helberg. At Omaha, Peter Lutz shot and killed W. W. Lynch, his wifo's paramour. Mrs. Lutz ran away from home in Monand county, Iowa, abandoning her husband and children. She came to Omaha and started a boarding bouse. Oen. Oarlandten the Iowa Kvletlone. Washington 8pecial: In regard to the alleged evictions in Iowa, the attorney general said: The circumstances in connection with that matter so far as they are known to me are simply these: About a year ago a gentleman named Baker, whom I now as certain Is attorney general for the State of Iowa, came to me and had what ho at the time wished to have considered as an informal talk upon this subject. He desired to have me intervene in the name of the United States in the matter of this dispute as to the title to these lands. There are a good many people in this country who think that the United States can do anything, especially in re lation to any mutter with which the the word "settlers" is associated, forget ting that the United States, like the citi zen, is controlled by law. From Misstate ment of the case that was then made to me the Tnitod States had no more right to intervene in this matter than any citizen had anil there the matter ended, and it has newr since been brought to the attention of justice until this re cently. 1 have just received a letter from this same Mr. Baker, in which he makes a very different statement of the situation from that which ho made to me a year or two ago. This letter I have referred to Hie secretary of the interior. An Important ltallroad Case. In the United States District court at St. Paul, the station agent at Moorliead, Mr. F. AfcFeoly, wan indie toe I fora violation of the interstate law. lie is agent of the Mani toba road and is accused of refusing to re ceive from the transfer track between the Northern Pacific and Manitoba roads cars of the Milwaukee ror.d for tliu purpose of loading wheat belonging to one C. B. Ben nett, who ia the complaining witness. The wheat was stored in the elevator of the Minneapolis & Northern Elevator Com pany und situated on the tracks of the Manitoba. Mr. F. McFeeley was held by the United States commissioner at Moor head in $1,000 bail. The Manitoba road is also indicted for aiding and abetting him. The trial of the case will open up some interesting questions regarding the interstate railway law. The penalty is $5,000. Olrmargarlne Law Constitutional, An interesting case growing out of a seizure of oleomargarine, was tried at St. Paul before Judge Brill without a jury. Several months ago Dairy Commissioner Ives instituted a suit under the stffte law against B. I. Broyton, a commission merchant, to condemn about $185 worth ot oleomargarine, which was seized by Deputy Commissioner Howard. The de fendant filed a demurrer to the complaint, which after a hearing before Judge Wilkin was overruled. The case came up in the order of court canes before Judge Brill and after an exhaustive hearing the action was sustained and judgment awarded the state. It is a test case and involves the constitutionality of the law. Judge Brill sustained the position of the commission ers at every point and there can be no doubt but it is the death blow in the traffic in spurious butter in this state. The Case Well Pot. Dakota has one-sixth ths area and one sixth the population contained in the Unit ed States of America when the War of the Revolution was fought and national inde pendence achieved and formed the nucleus of the greatest nation and best govern ment cn the face ot the globe, and yet Da kota is only considered an outlying com mon upon which the discarded political fungi and carpetbag pilgrims are sent to forage. Dakota has nearly half as large an area as the entire original thirteen states, whose aggregate representation in the national congress consisted of twenty six senators and sixty-five representatives, 'and yet one delegate without a vote is con sidered representation enough tor Dakota in the national assembly. Sens from Washington. PoBtoflicesestablished: Minnesota—Elm wood, Hennepin county. Iowa—Last Chance, Lucas county. Fourth-class post masters appointed -Wisconsin: Dous man, A. H. Gifford Lx-Gov. George Pattison, chairman of the commission to investigate the Pacific railways, gave a comprehensive denial of the published statements that the commis sion incurred a bill for $22,000 journeying over the Central Pacific railroad. The treasury department has decided that rawed square pino timber imported from Canada is dutiable at the rate of $2 per thousand feet, instead of at the rate of 20 per cent ad valorem, as assessed by tho collector of Plattsburgh, N. Y. Gen. Robert MacFeeley, commissary gener al and acting secretary of war, seems to have taken advantage of his position to give his own department about as com plete a shaking up as it has had for some years. A large number ol oflicers have changed stations with others. The treasury has decided that tourists who visits Canada in the summer and pur chase winter clothing will have to pay duty on it. The treasury is endeavoring to reach more definite regulations as to what articles a tourist may bring into this country free of duty, as a part of his bag gage. The following pensions have been grant ed^ Wisconsin: Mother of S. S. Brown, Chippewa Falls. Original: P. Hoyt, Mil waukee D. Chose more. Buck Creek C. Kuf fenkam, Milwaukee R. D. Sawyer, Wau sau J. Anderson, Arena W. Brindley, Bos cobel. Minnesota: J. G. Loomer, Delavan Station. Secretary Fairchild has issued a circular letter to the customs officers in which ho says: The conditions of the appropriations lor defraying the expenses of collecting the revenue from customs demands that the business ot the several customs collection districts be transacted with the strictest regard to economy. The acting secretary ot war has ordered aboard of oflicers, to consist of Colonels C. G. Sawtelle and B. C. Card, deputy quartermaster genernls, and Lieut. Con stantine Chase, Third artillery, to ex amine and report upon tho qualifications ot applicants as superintendents of na tional cemeteries. Fourth-class post mas tars appointed: Dakota: Grand Rapids. R. W. Cainpficld Pine Ridge agency, D. F. Wallace. Min uesotn: Moreow, R. A. Register. The postmaster of Ashland, Wis., with the citizens, has applied for the establishment of free delivery service. The postmaster general order inspector to that point to report. The following pensions have been grant ed: Wisconsin: J. Rilis, Milwaukee It. Ford, Wynega B. .loyal, Bloomer W. H. Weier, Excelsior I. A. Stringham, Milwau kee J. H. Rogers. Clear Lake J. Gutlien, Madison R. McMichael, Viroqua J. Burr, Stewart G. Amanu, Victory A. Duvall, Mcrillan. Minnesota: G. Cronk, Bridg man R. Hartford, Aitkin II. G. Bennett, Minneapolis U. V. Lobb, Austin C. Brun tier, St. Paul H. Jordan, Pelican Rapids G. Ibach, Preston. Dakota: I. X. Fry, Palisade T. A. French, Chamberlain A. Thompson, Galena M. F. Dunham, Mitch ell .1. Brown, Wcssington. The Utah commissioners in their report says: "Now while the great mass of the Mormon people are making an effort for the abandonment of the practice of polyg amy we are asked to recommend further legislation ol a hostile and aggressive char acter, almost, if not entirely, destructive of local self-government, thereby inflicting punishment upon the innocent 'as well as the guilty. This we decline to do. The commissioners, instead, recommend the adoption of an amendment to the consti tution of the United States prohibiting the institution or practice of polygamy in any form in any of the states or territories." Personal Item*. Maurice Strakosch, tho trainer of Mine. Patti, is dead. J. Randolpb Tucker of Virginia will join .*el VfcfcPMsldeni Bank.has resigned. Mr., __ hlm to be responsible for the in wheat speculation. Senator PalTS5e elected to Mr. Brander'e place. President Cleveland when in Chicago ex pressed a desire to see the historic sight of the haymarket massacre at the corner ot Desplaines and Randolph streets, where Mayor Roche described the terrible trage dy. The president viewed the Bcene with profound interest as his carriage moved slowly around the Haymarket square. Senator Hawley's marriage will be the first ot a senator since the matrimonial ep idemic began, which has affected every oth er branch of government since this admin istration came in 1885. The president, two members ot his cabinet (Manning and Lamar, for Secretary Manning was mar ried not long before the inauguration of his chief, one justice of the supreme court (Judge Matthews), several members of the house of representatives, including Long of Massachusetts, Ira Davenport of New York, Glover ot Missouri and McMillan ot Tennessee and many sons and daughters ol official personages. Tho tour young ladies chosen recently by the Woman's Baptist Foreign Missionary society at the West embarked from New York. They include Miss Bertha Wept ot Milwaukee, Wis., who will go to Burmali Miss Amy Harris of Wintereet, Iowa, who will accompany and labor with her Miss Layina Mead of Luverne, Minn., who is assigned to Ongole, India, and Miss Elina Simons of Lodi, Wis., who goes to Toun gon, Burinab. They are accompanied by Miss Charlotte Russell of Boston, who will engage in missionary work in Assam, In dia, and by Miss Nellie Fife of Minneapolis, who goes to Seudal, Japan. The CaiMlt Record. At Ada, Minn., W. A. Osborne, running a threshing machine, had his arm caught in tho belt and pulled out by the socket at the elbow. It is not likely that he will live. The Criminal Calendar. An attempt to wreck the Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul excursion train return ing to Yankton, Dak., from Sioux City with 200 passengers was made near Jeffer son. At Toledo, O., while a cistern was being cleaned out jt was found to contain the bodies ot thirteen infants. The house was formerly occupied by a midwife, who has been arrested. In the Hanibal, Mo., court of common pleas, E. J. Ohmer, proprietor of a hotel and restaurant, was fined $100 lor selling cigars on Sunday, contrary to the state law prohibiting the sale of all articles ol merchandise not of immediate necessity. In Mississippi, tho negro Masons charged with the killing ot Harry Taylor and wife, have been jailed. It was discovered that a resolution to kill Mr. Kerney, a white man who had a fight with one of their brothers, was passed during one ot their meetings. At St. Louis, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Rabbi Semon Gerstman, on a charge ot accepting money from Dr. Willis P. King of Sedalio, Mo., for his ef forts to secure from Acting Gov. More house a pardon for King's son. Robert, sentenced for six years tor stealing $50,. Foreign News Note*. At Paris, Gen. Caffarel, chief pt the war department staff, has been suspended for trafficking operations. The hunters and race horses belonging to Lord Aylesbury, who were recently warned off New Market heath by the Jockey club for instructing a jockey to pull a horse will be sold immediately. The Nautical Society of Hamburg has offered a prize of 50 marks for the best es say on the subject ot "Calming the Sea by the Use of Oil." The essays are to be writ ten in English or German, and sent beton Nov. 1,1887, to the president ot tho Nau tical society, director of the navigation school, Capt. F. E. Matthiesen, Hamburg. A combined meeting of anarchists and socialists was held in London to protest against the execution of the Chicago an archists. William Morris, the poet, pre sided. In his speech he said that the Chi cago cases showed him how soon the ve neer of civilization over mere brutality was removed and the human beast exposed. A man named Bartlettot the socialist league, moved a resolution protesting against the sentences passed upon the Chicago an archists. He was supported by several speakers. One named Seymour, said: "Every anarchist at the Chicago meeting ought to have thrown a bomb at the po. lice, and he hoped nil would do so if the sentences were carried out. If he were brought beforo Judge Gary he would con sider it his proudest duty to rid the world of such a villain. The resolution was adopted. Miscellaneous Xews Notes. Stafford &~Murphy, livery men and con tractors, Chicago, made an assignment Liabilities, $-10,000 assets, nominally §50,000. At Chicago, Stafford fc Murphy, livery, men and street contractors, made an as* Bignment. Liabilities, $40,000 assets, nominally $50,000. Bohemian Catholics of Minnesota as. sembled at New Praguo to celebrate tho sacerdotal jubilee of tho pope. A congrat ulatory telegram was forwarded to liis holiness, who acknowledged the same by cabling his blessing. The statements in the telegram froui Washington reciting sundry cruel evictions in Northwestern Iowa are corroborated by one of the most reliable citizens ot O'Brien county, Iowa. The settlers pro pose to carry the matter into the courts and maintain their rights if possible. The failure ol -A. Pollock & Co. at Oma ha carried down their branch houses at Huron, Dakota. A local bank filed a mortgage for $4,000, the Merchant's Na tional bank of Omaha filed one for $41,000, the Howard National Bank ot Baltimore one for $4,000 and several other smaller ones in favor of private parties. The fail ure at Omaha is said to be for $130,000. Judge Brewer has just rendered a very important decision of far-reaching effect, whereby removals of cases to the United States courts will be greatly impeded. Tho question presonted involves the construc tion of the removal act of 1887, and the judge holds that in a case in which there is but a single controversy, and in which re moval is sought on the ground of citizen ship alone, the right of removal is restrict ed to iion-resident defendants. On Friday the "th inst., at Sioux City, there was the laying of the corner stone of the chamber of commerce building. The stone was laid with Masonic ceremonies, the officers of the state grand lodee officiat ing. The Masonic parade was a line affair. 1Jhe column led by six commandries ol Knights Templar, was followed by a line of over 3,500 persons. In the evening there was an Indian war dance, in which over 200 Sioux, Winnebago and Omaha warriors took part. The dissatisfaction which has been preva lent among the Crows for the past year, and which has culminated in the present outbreak, started with tho visit ol Sitting Bull and one hundred Sioux braves' last summer to the Custers battleground. There they held a war dance in memory ol their great victory. The comparisons made at thnt time by the Sioux ot the treatment of the two nations by the gov ernment greatly excited the jealousy of tho Crows, and since then tliere has been a rapidly growing dissatisfaction. A flurry was created at Nashville, Tenn., by an occurrence in the McKendree Metho dist church. Rev. Dr. W. Chandler, tho pastor, had delivered a bitter invective against the stage, in which he impugned the habits of many of its notaries. Emma Abbott, tho noted actress, was in thcaudi ence, and at the conclusion of the service arose and defied anyone in the whole world to say a word against her fair name. There was a ripple of applause, after which Mr. Chandler said: "I will not undertake to reply to the lady. tLA sll4 18 A ffcssiW but ®ucb a performance ie more suited in tho theatre than in the houge o! God.1' ••••tor Workman Powderly tx plalna the Attitude of the Catholic Churoh Toward the Knlghte. The letter prepared by General Master Workman Powyerly upon tho attitude of the Catholic Church towards the Knights ot I.abor was presented to the grand as sembly at Minneapolis. The main points refer to an interview with Cardinal Gib bone, by Mr. Powderly, Brothers John W. Hayes and Tom O'Rielly, and their expla nation of the principles of the Knights of Labor. During the interview, which of long dura tion, Cardinal Gibbons said in substance: "After what we have just learned, tho present condition of the order is to us an unmistakable indication that the control of your organization still restB with the conservative element, and is a guarantee that there will be no raBh and dangerous departurestrom those features of its policy which command the forbearance and re spect, if not the approval ol the entire country. We do not infer that the objects of the Knights of Labor are praiseworthy and in no ways opposed to the views of the Catholic church. The Catholic pre lates will declare in favor of labor. The Catholic church in America will take side of the weaker against tho stronger. We readily believe that to rescue the toiler from the grasp of the selfish is a work for the noblest and best of our race, and we recognize that it is the accomplishment of that tho grand object that the order ol Knights of Labor is bending its every energy. The church is justly watchful against all. SECRET ORGANIZATIONS. There is no need of secrecy where tho ends and the methods of organization are justifiable, and secrecy raises a presump tion that there is something which will not bear the light ol day. The Catholic church is most visible to- all creation, and it in stinctively guards against secrecy and con cealment. We condemn the work of an archists. Like Samson of old, they would fain pull down the edifice of the constitu tion which shelters them, even though they should |ierish in the ruins. The man that would endeavor to undermine the laws and institutions of this great and glorious country deserves the fate of those who laid profane hands on the ark of the living God. Socialism takes a defiant position beyond the pale of the church, and announcessuch an extreme policy that one does not need to hesitate a moment to reach a conclu sion as to its merits and influence. It boldly abolishes all religious restraint as fatuous, denounces all extant forms of worship, and goes back to what it calls "nature" and what the worlJ calls atheism. We express full faith in the maintenance of friendliness between the church and the order so long as you keep tree from affiliations with dangerous associations and devote yourselves to the fulfillment of your legitimate mission." His eminence intimated to your commit tee his intended journey to Rome, prom ised to explain the purposes of the organ ization at the Vatican, and requested per mission to pledge the order to tho mainte nance ol a lawful and orderly behavior. How this prince of the church fulfilled his covenant made with us. and how he cham pioned our cause in the eternal city, we know full well and the expression of pon tificial good will for the order of the Knights of Labor, which came to us last March, was due solely to tho earnest and intelligent advocacy of our cause by Cardi nal Gibbons. His eminence knew well how to express and communicate the impulses of his own inspired soul, and our grateful and profound thanks are due to him for the extraordinary favors he has bestowed upen our order in overflowing measure. In his report to the propaganda his eminance ssid: 'In submitting to the holy see the conclusions which, after several months of observation and deep reflection seem to I me to sum UD the question of the associa tion of the Knights ot Labor, I am strong ly convinced of the vast importance of this question, which forms but one ring in the great chain of the social problems of our day and especially of our country. The order is not hostile to religion. We have I not found in the constitution, by-laws and 1 official declarations the elements which the holy see so clearly indicates as condemna tory, and the formula of the organization contains neither oath or obligation which precludes those who do not belong to it from becoming acquainted with their af fairs. This has been especially explained to us by the principal oflicers. No promise of blind obedience is required. Not only their objects and their rules are nothostile to religion or the church, but the very con trary. It seems to me plain that the holy see cannot entertain the proposal to 'con demn the Knights of Labor. First—Because such a condemnation does not appear to bo justified, either by tho letter or by the spirit o! its constitu tion, of its laws, or by the declaration ot its heads. Second—That such a condemnation does not appear necessary in view of the tran scent form of the organization and of the social condition of the United States. Third—That it should not be prudent, on account of tho reality of the wrongs of the workingmen, and the fact that the ex istence of such is admitted by tho Ameri can public. Fourth—That it would be dangerous to the reputation ol the church in our demo cratic country. Fifth—That it would be powerless to com pel the obedience of our Catholic workmen who would regard it as false and iniquit ous. Sixth—That it would bo destructive in stead of beneficial in its effects, forcing the sons of the church to rebel against their mother and to range themselves with condemned socialists which they have hitherto avoid- d. Seventh—That it would turn into doubt and hostility the marked devotion ot our people toward the Holy See. Eighth—That it would be regarded as a cruel blow to the authority of the bishops of the United States, who, it is well known, protest against such condemnation." Thus it will be seen that his eminence made a forcible public plea for the work ing classes. The bearing ot the Vatican, toward the order lias been friendly and conciliatory. The Knights ot Labor re main untouched, and it will be our par ticular duty to prevent the order from committing anything against the CIVIL. AND ECCLESIASTICAL LAWS which might be condemned by the church or state. His holiness, the pope, wisely determined not to provoke au antagonism between the church aud the mighty indus trial power that is now making itself felt throughout this free land of ours, and Leo XIII has shown that lieis neither rash nor illiberal. Mr. Powderly then quotes letters from Cardinals Manning and Gib bons giving tt'eir views in relation to the order. Cardinal Gibbons' letter closes as follows: "Remember that the eyes ot your countrymen are upon you, and that they will watch your proceedings with the deepest interest, AB a law abiding and industrious body, seeking by all honorable means to improve your condition, you owo it to yourselves aud to the good name of your order to set your laces against anarchists, nihilists and other dangerous associations which are guilty of the base ingratitude of attempting to undermine the government that protects them and the temple of the constitution that shel ters them. Do not permit your reputation to bo tainted by any morbid sympathy for men who have no substantial griev ance to redress, and who strive to make their cause respectable, by obtaining the connivance, if not the sanction, of your powerful organization. God grant that your deliberations may be marked by wisdoin and discretion and a spirit of true patriotism, which while seeking to advance your temporal interests, will merit the ap proval of heaven, as well as of vour fellow citizens." There is no reason to fear that the order, as an association, will falsify the good character given it by tho Ameri can prince of the church. Our organization is entirely free from the elements of sectar ian, religious or irreligious discussion, and its fundamentals are ot a kind to guard it against disturbing influences outside of the sphere to which it was created. Postoflices discontinued in Minnesota: Huntington, Cottonwood county Lake Belt, Martin county. Thomaa Acton, the alleged biftaiL incarcerated at Necbe, has !eeA^i leased, the conrt which tried hint not having jurisdiction. He retains No. 1. The other goes to Canada..-^-}" ••.•••' At Watertown, four hundred exciir* sionists from Benson and Appleton, Minn., were escorted about the city v**,.' in carriages until their departure. The Dayton tract, adjoining Aber.psp deen, recently declared vacant by -Sti Washington officials, is causing great excitement. Parties have been rush* ing around selecting small tracts of a few acres each, woich they expect to I acqure when the land becomes city property. John Price stood of the main street out a knife and cut Judge Spencer has leased a house at Huron and will begin housekeeping in it when his family "returns from New York. This settles a question that has agitated the property owners of Htiron, Watertown and Aberdeen for several months. Two young men, Thomas and fid ward Moran, brothers, arrived in Chicago and registered at the Adams house, near the Illinois Central depot. In the morning they were both found dead in bed, suffocated by gas. The two young men were aged twenty* eight and twenty-six years, respective ly. They came from Ardake, Dak. A shooting affray occurred at Dev ils Lake. W. F. Robertson of Bottineau accused T. F. Woods, lately of the same place, of being on intimate terms with his sister and requested him to marry her. Woods denied the accusa tion and refused. Robertson shot at him. None of the bullets taking effect, he commenced belaboring him with the butt of his revolver. Robertson was arrested. The Breslau Dramatic company, which played to big houses at Mitchell, disbanded because of the non-pay ment of salaries by the manager. The company was billed for Canton. At Fargo, W. L. Smith a book agent tried to commit suicide at the Washington house. He paid a man 25 cents to hang him. They went to the barn, found a rope, and when about ready to commit the deed, his assistant returned to the bar for a drink and did not return. Smith then went to his room, secured a dose of morphine and placed it in some whis key. Before he could drink it tlie pro-. prietor of the hotel broke into his room and took it away. Smith was arrested. Christine Peterson, a single woman twenty-eight years old, committed suicide at Sioux Falls, by shooting herself in the head. This was her fourth attempt at self-destruction. At Bismarck, Henry G. Baker, in dicted at the last March term of the territorial court for the murder of Peter Oleson, his brother-in-law, by strychnine poisoning last December was acquitted. In the United States court at Bis marck, Herman Gunt-her was tried for mayhem. He was indicted last spring for kicking out the eye of Pri vate Edward Kemble at Fort Yates. Gunther was sergeant of cavalry. The jury returned a verdict of guilty. Prof. Honer L. Sprague, of Boston, han arrived at Grand Forks and in all probability will be elected to the presidency of the North Dakota Uni versity. He Is a prominent author and educator and enjoys a great rep utation as a lecturer. He was colon el of the 06th Ohio through the war and interests himself greatly in G. A. R. matters. Canton has a social club patterned after clubs of larger cities. The char. ter members are: Delegate Gifford, Railroad Commissioner Bovnton. Col. Gale, T. J. Fosdick, A. L. Carter, C. M. Keby, H. C. Hichborn. G. E. Car ter, R. H. Hichborn, S. B. AveriU, D. H. Kean, George Franklin, E. S. O'Neil. Bismarck special: Gov. Church has appointed a new Yankton asylum board composed of Messrs. Grose, Wooley and Cox of Yankton, Quigley of Parker and Gale of Canton. The latter is now colonel on the governor's staff and a banker at Canton. Quig ley is an attornev at Parker. Cox is a merchant and Grose and Wooley are also business men and Republicans. The governor says the idea of the old board continuing is simply ridiculous. He has had abundant evidence of their malfeasance while members of the former board, but not until they denied his authority and attempted to expend funds without his sanction, according to law could he act. A letter from President McSouth,of the agricultural college at Huron, say that M. V. Miller did not have any college funds with him when he went East. There are still uglier reports coming in about the departed official. Immigration Commissioner McClure writes that immediately on the com pletion of his book on statistics h« will remove his office to Pierre. Xo Need to Have Told Him. From the Lewiston Journal. Jesse Packard, of Duckfield, son o( Daniel Packard, one of the early set tlers in that towr, was something oi a character. He liked a "little a waller" occasion ally, as he termed it,and sometimes got too much. On one occasion he came home from the village, pretty full, and picking a needless quarrel with his neighbor Lothrop, was hit over the eye and knocked down, where he lay as if dead. One of the boys ran to an other of the neighbors with a request for assistance to get the supposed dead man to the house, and when it arrived and Packard was being car ried to his home, he revived somewhat as one of his sons exclaimed: "Oh, dad, you are kilt, you are kilt!" "Well, it, don't you s'pose I know it?" was the response. mm on the sidewalk at Huron, took throat. The gash was a severe one, but a physician saved his life. An unsuccessful attempt was made to kill Supt. Greene, of the Missouri division, Northern Pacific railway, at Bismarck. A man named Kelly" had S been working for the road as brake man and claimed 70 cents more than had been paid. He pulled a Winches ter, fired and just missed Greene's head. rm V,$I' -i I 1 .V I K:V -V \V/' :v M.