W£ WAHPETON TIMES.
GEO. P. GARBED, Publisher.
WAHPETON, NORTH DAKOTA.
SOME energetic penny-a-liner has writ
ten a life of Sitting Bull. All that the
rascally old warrior now requires is a
monument to make him a greater man
than General Grant.
IT was not woman's curiosity so
much as man's which sent ex-Em
press Frederick to Paris to sound the
temper of the French people. The
sound was no uncertain one.
IT is reported that Gen. Sherman de
clared that he would not have a more
costly monument than a $75 stone.
If this be true, thesubscription for the
Sherman monument in Now York will
doubtless be zealouly pushed.
CHICAGO has secured a copy of the
first printed bible at heavy cost. This is
in keeping with her ambition to be at
the head of the procession. The good
l\ book will now go upon Chicago's
3* Centre table and become a charge to
J/ the wielder of the leather duster.
WHEN they make up their tickets
over in Canada they are required to
state on the ballot the occupation of
the candidate, as Charlus Brown,
farmer John Sleeknoswi, gentleman.
In this country tl^ "gentleman"
would have a slow race in opposition
to the farmer or ^Mechanic.
THE present base-ball war is ap
parently /beyond the diplomacy of
even a general Miles, but it is a long
time ^mtil the season opens. They
will/ stop the ghost dance and get
d£wn to business when it is time to
'gather in the ducats from the public.
THE amendment to the British elec
tion laws, based on the "one-man,
one-vote" principle, which prevents a
voter from voting in more than one
electoral area, has been defeated in
the House of Commons. The British
subject can therefore continue to vote
at general elections in every county
and borough where he may happen to
hold a house.
IN opening the new Spanish Cortes,
the Queen announced that the exist
ing commercial treaties with foreign
nations would not be renewed but it
jvould be necessary to establish cus
toms relations with them on fresh
bases. Her Majesty doubtless had in
mind the proposed reciprocity treaty
between the United States and Cuba,
..and wished to prepare the way for it.
THE critics are poking fun at Thom
as Wentworth lligginson because his
latest poem makes "morning" rhyme
with "dawning." Well, '•morning''
rhymes with "dawning" in Boston be
sides, if Tennyson is permitted to
rhyme "Penelope" with "Cape of Good
Hope" and "whisky" with "Paris,
Ky.," why may not Mr. Higginson's
Bostonese patois be overlooked?
THE idea of raising the stars and
stripes over the school houses of the
country originated with the late Gen.
Sherman, and every state in the union
should adopt the practice as a tribute
to the memory of the dead soldier.
Sherman was one of the linest ex
amples of a devoted patriot, and if
our school children can be infused
with his spirit our country is safe for
WHO would have supposed when
John Wesley died that the sentennial
of his death would be marked by the
erection of a statue to the great dis
senter in the city of London, and the
delivering of a magnificent eulogy of
him by the scholarship of Westmin
ster. Yet both was done this week.
The world moves a long way in a
TELEPHONE communications will
«oon be established between London
and Paris. The charge for the use of
the instrument will be ten francs for
a three minutes' conversation. It is
to be hoped that those having occa
sion to use the 'phone will agree on a
a language with which both speaker
and speakee" are familiar, otherwise
there is a likelihood of there being very
little show for the ten francs.
No details of the Australian election
law recently adopted by the Arkansas
Legislature have been printed, but so
far as the reports of its provisions go,
it appears to embody the essential
features of the Australian system,and
it does not impose any educational,
property or poll-tax test. It even
provides an officer whose duty it is to
prepare ballots for those who are illit
erate or physically incapacitated for
years ago the first sav
bank in America was organized
by solid and benevolent New Yorkers
as the first step in vast anti-poverty
scheme inaugurated by Thomas Eddy,
^though we still have poor people
Mnong us few things so modestly be
gan have wrought such far-searching
bank opened its doors
8,110, and is still in existence.
monument to its
DIGEST OF THE NEWS
Interesting Digest of the Happenings
of the Past Week Culled From
the Associated Press.
Washington, Criminal, Foreign, Per
sonal, Casualty, and Other
TiiEaniountoi'U percent, bonds redeem
ed was $40,400, making the total to date
THK president has refused to pardon
lieorge M. Smith convicted in Minnesota
nl violating the internal revenue laws.
THE California senate has concurred in
the assembly amendments to the ballot re
form bill and the bill now awaits Gov.
Murkham's signature to become a law.
THE city council of Chicago has taken
away the interest on the public money
Iroin the city treasurer and has lixed lii's
salary,ut $10,000 per yeur.
THE criminal court, at Washington, 1 C.
has declined to grant a postponement of
the trial of Charles K. liincaid, iinfler in
dict mcnt for shooting ex-ltijpresentativc
Aerixc. SECRETARY X.CTTI.KTOX says that
lie is not awareof imy contemplated change
in policy in the treasury department in re
gard to public,moneys deposited in Nation
MAJ. J.'TJ. MACOKKHOII has resigned AS
chief of the customs division of the treas
ury, department, and has been appointed
ati immigration inspector for temporary
duty at l'uget sound, Wash.
IION. THOMAS DURFEE, chief justice of
Rhode Island has resigned.
5KK. WOOD, the colored dime museum
midget, was asphyxiated in New York by
the escape of illuminating gas.
CAIT. A. V. RICHARDS, aged tiftv, formerly
editor of the Freeport Journal, 111., is dead
in Warren, that state.
SNOW storms have again set in in the west
of lCngland and all roads and railways are
THE wedding of Miss Nannie Bayard,
youngest daughter of ex-Secretary of State
llayard, to Count Lcwcnhaupt of Sweden
is announced.to take place early in April.
1). HETHUNK DFFKIKI.n, one of the oldest
lawyers in Michigan is dead in Detroit.
On his mother's side he was a relative of
William E. Gladstone.
MRS. IIANNAII C. 1'A T:I., one of the noted
belles of her day, and the mother of Mrs.
William Waldorf Astor, died recently in
her home in Philadelphia.
GEN. JOHN W. FULLER of Toledo, Ohio,
died there recently, aged sixty-four years.
He was a noted soldier, and held many im
portant commands during the late war.
ELMER E. WASHBURN, at one time chief
of the United States secret service, has ac
cepted the nomination for mayor ofCliicago
on the Citizens' ticket.
THOMAS JEWELL, the well-known aero
naut, has died at his home in Springfield,
111., from the effects of a blow in the stom
ach given him by William Walker, a hack
CEI.ESTINE KALTKNBACH, the oldest post
master in the Northwest, is dead at Potosi,
Wis., aged eighty-live. He was appointed
postmaster at Potosi in 1838 and with the
exception of two years, held the position
until his death.
Miss CALLUS REYNOLDS, of Aurora, 111.,
will receive $500,000 willed to her by her
uncle, the famous Diamond Jo, who died
recently. Miss Callie is the daughterof the
late James Reynolds, a brother of "Dia
THE Magee Furnace company, Boston,
suffered a $60,000 loss by fire recently.
JOHN GLOVER and his wife, Sarah, were
struck by a railaoad train near Ilolly Oak,
Del., anil killed.
CONSIDERABLE damage has been done at
Bangor, Me., by high water. The Hood
was one of the heaviest since 1847.
A HURRICANE lias swept over the Balearic
Isles, and a number of shipwrecks have oc
curred on the coasts of those islands.
THE British ship Bay of Panama has been
wrecked, and the captain, his wife and
twelve of the crew have been drowned.
GEORGE REESE, aged seventeen, and Al
bert Weeks, thirteen, were killed on the
rails at Penn Haven, I'a., by an express
AT El Cajou, Cal., William Trimmer and
Frank Coto quarreled because Trimmer
visited Coto's sister. They fought a duel
and Coto was killed.
THE handsome residenccat "Yaddo,"the
Saratoga country seat of Spencer Trask,
banker of New York ami Chicago, has been
burned. Loss. $100,000 insurance $32,000.
A MEXICAN woman and live children were
drowned at Solomonvile, Ariz., while at
tempting to cross the Gilla river ona raft
during the recent Hoods.
THE family of George Potter, Boston
Mass., consisting ofa wife and five children,
were overcome by coal gas. One son, aged
twenty, is dead. "The others are expected
G. T, WHITMAN, a young trainman twen
ty years of age, from Montana, was run
o'ver and fatally crushed while flagging
trains in the Mexican Central yards in Pa
so del Norte. Mex. He died, from his in
AT Pittsburg, Lew Springtell, a bridge,
builder from Cincinnati, fell from the new
California bridge over the Alleghany, a
distance of sixty feet, and was so oadly in
jured that he died while being taken to the
THE fire which destroyed the warehouse
of the Peoria Grape Sugar company, and
also damaged the Pabst Brewing company's
warehouse, was gotten completely unaer
control at 5 o'clock. It is thought the loss
will foot up $80,000.
A REGINA dispatch reports that Rev.
Father Graton, Catholic Priest of Regina
was found dead five miles outside of the
city. He left home to assist in the elections.
On his return his team gave out. Father
Graton then walked on, being anxious to
reach Regina for Sunday services. He was
found dead in the snow, having perished
AT Jackson, Tenn., Scott Bradford, color
ed, was shot fatally, the assassin firing at
him through a window.
IN a drunken row at Carthage, Tenn., Ed
Turner, white, killed a daughter of Thomas
THE grand jury at New Orleans lias in
dicted John Cooney and Thomas McChris
tol for attempting to bribe jurors in the
AT Dover, Del., Louisa Huffington, aged
seven years, has identified James Thorough
good as her assailant. The penalty lor this
crime in Delaware is death.
THE attorney for George Hathaway, who
was recently convicted of the killing of ex
Alderman William Whalen, is endeavoring
to procure anew trial, alleging a conspir
acy on the part of the police.
MBS. IDA ELDEB, a handsome woman
twenty-two years of age was arrested In
New Castle, Pa., recently on the charge of
the murder of her stepmother, Mrs. Rep
man, in Wanipun, Pa., in July, 1880.
MRS. JOHNDnirashotand killed a Mexican
man three miles trom Corpus Christie, Tex.
She claims that he burglarized her resi
dence, and when she followed him up he
turned on her with an ax.
the Italian officer who
is charged with having murderer Abyssin-,
:an merchants, has been arrested at Lugano,'
German reichstag has rejected the
petition to admit women to the liberal pro
THE queen has ordered
"A Pair of Spec
tacles" and "A Quiet Rubber" to be played
at Windsor on March 17.
THE Italian Politz causes another sensa
tion in the court room at New Orleans by
falling to the floor and yelling.
THE reichstag has adopted Baron Moa
tcuffel's motion to refer back the question
of proposed additions to the German navy.
FURTHER elections for the reichrath have
resulted in favor of twenty Poles, six Ger
man Liberals and five German Nationals.
MIKE COSSIDINE, alleged "Moonlight"
murderer of British Hannaghan at Clare,
Ireland, is acquitted by jury.
THE great Scotch steel-making concern,
the Goodwins and Jardine company, will
Tin: negroes of the Comoro islands have
revolted ami the sultan of the islands lias
'led tor safety. The slaves have declared
Tins'negotiations which are at present be
ing carried on point to a favorable issue in
the financial crisis which prevails in Ar
DR. WiNDTitoitsT, leader of the center in
the German reichstag, issulfering from con
gestion of the lungs.1" Ilis condition is crit
iral and the sacrament of the extrein unc
tion has been administered to him.
Lorisvir.LE has signed John Cahiil, who
caught on the New lluven club in 1890.
LORD SHRE\VSHI I:Y hacked out of the com
bination driving match he had male with
Lonsdale, whereupon the latter drove over
the course alone, covering the twenty
miles in 5ti minutes and 53 4-5.
IN Louisville Judge Thompson has ren
dered a decision holding that horse racing
is not a game of chance and that pool
rooms cannot be prosecuted under the
En. JEWRIES and Tommy Hubbard
light-weights, fought at Anderson for the
light-weight championship of the Indiana
gas belt. The men wore tight gloves, and
the light was given to Jeffries at the end of
the fourth round on a foul.
THE Harvard boat club has received no
formal answer to the challenge sent some
time ago to the Columbia freshmen, but it
is understood that this will be a race to be
rowed some time in June, and it is probable
that Columbia will 'consent to a three corned
two mile straight awav race between the
freshmen crews of Columbia, Yale and
THE earnings of the Canadian Pacific for
the week eniled March 7 were &!17,000, as
against 3257,000 lor the same period last
year, an increase of $00,000.
A COMPANY has been organized with a
capital of $1,500,000 to provide Kansas City
with a belt line and railway terminal facil
F. W. TITTIMORE. at present General
Traffic Manager Shute's of the Soo line,
chief clerk, will leave that line shortly to
enter the service of the Sioux City fc North
ern as traveling freight agent.
NEGOTIATIONS are in progress lookingto a
close traffic arrangement between the Chi
cago, St. Paul & Kansas City and the Mis
souri, Kansas & Texas, the object being to
establish an air line from St. Paul, via Kan
sas City, to Galveston.
THE Pennsylvania assembly indorsed ex
Speaker Reed's actions by a strict party
vote of 84 to 53.
A PROMINENT London house engaged in
the silver trade is reported to be in difficul
ties. The house is said to have had an enor
mous stock exchange account open
which the liquidators are compelled to
AT Madrid a commission of six medical
men appointed to investigate the Koch
method of treating consumptives has re
ported in favor of the total suspension of
that form of treatment, it having been
found, according to the committee's report,
that not a single cure has been effected
here by the use of the method in question.
AMONG TKE TOILERS.
THE anti-Pinkerton bill has passed the
New York assembly by a vote of ayes 98,
THE Wisconsin senate has passed the bill
making the Artisan's day, Sept. 1, a legal
THERE is a strong probability of a general
strike and lock out of Milwaukee plaster
AT Fall River, Mass.. James Goss, a wea
ver at the Cornell mills, was discharged,
and every loom in the mill is idle in conse
AT Liege, Belgium, four new labor
unions have recently been organized. The
steel worker's organization at Seraing has
decided in favor ofa strike.
BLISS & MARSHALL,operatorsof the Percy
Coke works at Scottdale, Pa., have ad
justed the strike with their employes, who
will return to work at the old rates. This
makes the fourth concession by small opera
ALT, telegraph operators of the Union
Pacific in Colorado have been notified that
tliev mast sever their connection with the
Order of Railway Telegraphers or leave the
service of the company at once. A strike
A MEETING of representatives of the dif
ferent brotherhoods among the employes of
the Illionois Central railroad was held in
Waterloo, la., to arrange for a federation,
The meeting was a secret one. but it is
learned, that a federation similiar to the
one among the Chicago & Northwestern
employes was formed, and that as soon as
some of the details can be arranged the
consolidation will be effected.
GOLD has been discovered on the farm of
John Milnian, near Coatesville, Ind.
THE semi-annual meeting of the under
writers' union is being held in Cleveland,
THEBK arrived in New York one day re
cently 2,711 immigrants, the largest num
ber to arrive on any one day this season.
IN both houses of the Indiana legislature
the conference report on the world's fair
bill has been agreed to making the appro
THE executive committee of the world's
fair directory lias appropriated $150,000 for
cash premiums for live stock exhibits at
THE failure of Dudley, Hall & Co., tea
merchants, has been announced in Boston.
The firm was the second largest tea house
in the United Status, doing a business of
over $1,000,000 a year.
WHOLESALE grocers and tobacco men from
a dozen different states are holding a con
vention in Chicago. The object of the
convention is to eradicate the evils arising
from the contract system.
THE Methodist Episcopal conference of
Philadelphia, by a vote of 120 to 98, has de
cided against admitting women to be dele
gates to the general conference of the
THE first meeting of the Potter-Lowell
company's creditors was held in Boston
a few days ago. Thirty claims,
ting $263,700, were proved and itutus
Frost and John Brooks
HIBAM MCCONKEY of Springport, Jackson
county, Mich., has been asleep for eight
months. Ijist July he lost the power of
speech, was taken sick, went to bed, and
has not spoken or opened his eyes, until a
few days ago, when blood began to flow
from his head and ears and suddenly he
came to his senses. The doctors are dumb
founded by the phenomenon, and explain
it by the supposition, that some blood be
came clotted in his brain which prevented
It from becoming active. He remembers
nothing since he went into the sound sleep
bat can recall everything previous tot that
A Summary of the Important Eveate
of the Week in the Northwestern
Wisconsin, Iowa, North
and South Dakota News in a
The Republican League.
The It nblican League was called to or
der at Minneapolis by Tim Byrnes. The
first business of the convention was the
election of a temporary chairman, and
John Day Smith of Hennepin county was
chosen^ Committees were appointed on
credentials, permanent organization and
revision of the constitution. In the even
ing the delegates attended a banquet at
which Gov. Merrihm presided, speeches
were made by Gov. Merriam, Hon. A. J.
Lester of Illinois, and J. G. Kelly, presi
dent ofthe Wisconsin League. Atthesecoiul
day's session the organization was perfect
ed and the following officers elected: John
Goodnow, of Minneapolis, President F. C.
Stevens, of St. Paul. Secreta j' vice-presi
dents were chosen one from each judicial
district. 'Die following delegates to the
national convention were elected:
At large—F. E Searle, of St Clpud Sena
tor W. 1). Washburn, Senator C. K. Davis,
Dr. Fred Barret, St. Louis county, John
Liiul and Kmite Nelson. Alternates—A.
N. Dare, of Sherburne F. L. M^f ih. o, of
Ramsey A. B. Loo in is, of llenncp K. H.
Canfiekl, of Rock: J. 11. Laupher, ofltenville
and A. J. Holstead, of Crow Wing.
First Congressional District—George B.
Arnold, of Dodge, and H. S. Griswold, of
Fillmore alternates, W. E. Todd, of Free
born, and A. J. Greer, of Wabasha.
Second District—J. E. Doak, of Murray,
and J. H. Quinn, of Faribault alternates,
Senator Day and C. H. Hays, of Brown
Third District—S. P. Bartcau, of Good-'
hue, and C. H. Hickson, of Renville coun
ty alternates, E. T. Young, of Swift coun
ty, and R. N. Canfield, of Goodhue.
Fourth District—C. E. Oakley, of Wright,
and G. S. Pease, of Anoka attentates, M.
J. Costello, of Ramsey, and A. G. Jackson,
Fifth District—G. C. Winchester, of Mar
shall, and S. G. Comstock, ot Clay alter
nates, I). W. Bruckhart, of Steam?) and F.
E. Kenniston. of Wilkin.
The committee on resolutions submitted
a platform which was adoptod. After
speeches by senator Washburn and others
the convention adjourned.
Mr. Vestlund, the Sunday school teacher
at the Vasa Orphan home, has started an
industrial school there for the boys.
Black diphtheria is raging in the country
about Caledonia. Two children of Nic
P. P. Swcnsen, sheriff of Hennepin coun
ty, filed bills with Auditor Bicrinan for the
placing of five prisoners at Stillwater.
Rev. Archibald Iladden, Minneapolis,
has become field secretary for the Carleton
college at Northfield.
Bylaws of the Stock well iron company of
Duluth, were filed with the secretary of
John Hokenson, a saloonkeeper of St.
Paul, was burned to death by the exolosion
of a gasoline stove.
Ed. Holland, aged 12 years was instantly
killed by the falling of a tree which .some
wood-choppers were cutting on his lather's
farm near Sauk ltapids.
Arvid Erickson formerly of Minneapolis,
who committed suicide by shooting in
Chicago, tried to take his life last summer
while living in Minneapolis.
A. C. Lawrence, proprietor of the Senti
nel, which has been published at Brandon,
has moved his plant to Alexandria and will
get out the paper there.
Miss Gcna Brakken of Alexandria, who
has consumption, has been sent to Minne
apolis to receive treatment. Her expenses
are paid by citizens.
John Hanlon, recently of St. Paul, was
severely and perhaps fatally stabbed while
working on the railroad track near West
Duluth, by an unkuown man.
The town of Alexandria has been liter
ally flooded with Mexican lottery circulars
sent through the mails from El Paso Tex.
Men, women and even boys receive the
J. D. Shepard of Stillwater, a special ex
aminer appointed by the general land office,
has gone to Tower to examine a number of
surveys recently completed in that vicin
Frank Davidson, a lad 10 years of age,
was quite badly injured by jumping from a
spring-board at the school gymnasium at
Dover. He was picked up unconscious,
and it is feared that his spine is injured.
Gov. Merriam has appointed E. T. How
ard, of Red Wing, vice-president from this
state to attend the trans-Mississippi com
mercial congress, to be held at Denver,
The Mankato school board has entered
into contracts with Ginn & Co. and the
American School Book company to use
their school books for the coming fiveyears.
Books will be furnished to scholars 30 per
cent less than under the old prices.
The Mesabi Iron company met at Duluth
and confirmed and extended .the opinion
given by the company some %ionths ago
of 9,000 acres in township GO, ranges 12 and
13, to Lovett & Brown, of that city. This
is the largest transfer of iron property that
has taken place for years, and it is suppos
ed to be the richest iron land in the state.
The graduating class of the state normal
school at Mankato has elected the
ofHcers: President, J. M. Davis secretary,
Miss Stella Porter treasurer, Miss Minnie
Moon orator, Wells Ruble poet, Miss
Madie Davis historian, Miss Hattie Noble
songstress, Miss Effie Warner prophet,
Miss Lizzie Coleman.
At a sensational criminal suit tried be
fore Justice Daley at Madison, the jury aft
er being out a short time, found the
ants guilty. The complaining witness was
B. Nichols. Mrs. J. R. Pope and C. D.
Bensett, an attorney of Montevideo, were
the defendants. The charge was blackmail
ing. The woman was bound over to the
district court and the attorney was fined
Mrs. S. Hansbrough has been appointed
postmistress at Russel, La Moure county,
succeeding Miss M. Hansbrough, who re
Devils Lake was visited by the heaviest
snow storm of the season and there is at
present about twelve inches of sncw on the
F. G. Hollemback was appointed deputy
warden of the state penitentiary, and J. M.
Edgerley bookkeeper and assistant gate
keeper. Both are Democrats, as is also
The president appointed Thomas E Oles
garde of this state register of the land office
at Minot. This is a newly established office.
Mr. Olesgarde was nominated to it during
the session of the senate, but the nomina
tion was not acted upon.
There is a row in the postoffice depart
ment over the appointment of a postmaster
at Fargo. Maj. Edwards has been backing
two men—Plnmley, managing editor of the
ATgus, and McGill. Plnmley is only a
blind, and was put up by the major in the
hope that Senators Casey and Hansbrough
would object, and that McQill would be
appointed. It would not be strange if the
sanaton should unite on Plumley and «e
Vt'4-T3* i' ""J-, .1 ./ 7?~
Maj. Richard J. Hiriton has left Wash
ngton for the Wbst to look after irrigation in
theDakotas. He will lecture on "Irrigation
on the Great Plains" at Fargo, Grand Forks,
Aberdeen and Mitchell. He will confer with
agents of the agricultural department, now
in the Dakotas, with reference to spring
and summer work. Maj. Hinton has faith
in irrigation by the artesian system in the
Judge Wallin granted a habeas corpus
writ in the case of Traveling Agent Light
hall, of the Northern Pacific Elevator com
pany. l^ighthall formerly lived at La
Moure, and was wanted there in a civil
case to testify about some alleged wheat
stealing. He refused to ob the subpoena,
claiming Fargo as his present home. Judge
Rose of Jamestown isst» a bench warrant
for him, but this has been overruled by the
supreme court on the ground that the dis
trict court slioi Id have allowed Lighthal]
to submit his proot of residence in Cass.
About $12,000 a year is distiibuted to
pensioners at Yankton.
W. P. Harnden, a newspaper writer for
the local papers, committed suicide at the
Gerinania house in Yankton.
South Dakota people will have a chance
to vote on the. bolition of county courts at
the next election.
The Lake Madison Chai.fauqua associa
tion have secured Dr. Talmago, Joseph
Cook and Frank Beard, the artist as attrac
tions for the summer meeting of the
Under the law the commissioners of each
county have a right to appoint a sheep in
spector, elected by the sheep owners of the
country at a meeting for that purpose,
wiili not less than 20 days notice.
The United States grand jury has found
indictments against the Sioux Indian Plenty
Horse for the murder of Lieut. Casey dur
late uprising, and one against Leave
His-Woman for the murder of Isaac Miller,
A girl attempted to commit suicide at
Pierre by cutting her throat, but no arteries
wAe cut and little blood was lost. Francis
Kopcski is her name. She formerly resided
in Hand 'county. Out of work was the
F. A. Gale, a prominent banker and poli
tician of Yankton, committed suicide, by
shooting, in the Merchants hotel, at Sioux
City. He left a letter stating that he had
lost all his money on the Ch icago board of
Senator Fiymk Drew who absented him
self from the senate during the vote on re
submission was formerly a resident of
Yankton and is a brother of Soc. Drew
formerly clerk in Mark M. Parmer's Yank
W. C. Harris, a farmer, about four miles
from Vermillion, was killed in the timber
near town. He was trimming a tree when
it rolled, a large limb hitting him on the
head. He was thirty years old and leaves
A'few Democrats, led by an ex-postmas
ter, recently preferred charges against the
management of the postoffice here. Post
master Thayer requested that an inspector
be sent to investigate the charges. This
was done and his report, just received, com«
pletely vindicates that official.
John T. Gonyon, ex-sheriff of Bayfield
county and chief of police at Bayfield, is
The Insclio saw mill, eight miles south
of Durant, burned with two engines. Loss
$2,500. It was not insured.
Assemblyman John Edwards of Wood
county, who has been ill for some- weeks,
Ernest Flinkert's brewery at Racine was
partially destroyed by fire. Five thousand
barrels of beer were ruiued. Loss $20,000
Ahnapee, fishermen are making
large hauls. One very good lift, about
1,100 pounds, were made by George Stephen
son last week, and several large lifts since
then have been reported.
The Rock County, Fair association has
planned races for Sept. 9, 10 and 11.
Purses to the amount of nearly $1,000 will
be offered. One hundred and fifty dollars
have been set aside for three-games of
A Black River Falls Special says:: Elias
Johnson, one of the very early settlers of
this county, was buried here, he having
died a fearful death from the effects of a
cancer that had eaten away one entire side
of his face.
The papal brief, appointing Bishop
Katzearchbishop ofthe diocese of Milwau
kee, reached him from Rome. The cere
mony of conferring the pallium, will take
place in a few weeks and will be aonductea
by Cardinal Gibbons.
G. C. Griffith, of Oshkosh trunk manufac
turer, assigned to K. M. Hutchinson. Lia
bilities estimated at $15,000 assets $25,000.
An effort to do a large business with a small
capital is given as a leading cause far tho
M. Fineran has sued Sioux City for $5,
000 damages on account of change of grade
of a street
Burlington has voted to build a $30,000
school house to relieve the pressure upon
the capacity of the present buildings.
Mrs. David King, of Ced!ar Rapids, re
ceived fatal injuries by being- knocked out
of a cutter by a runaway team.
A jury in the district couxt at Fort Dodge
has awarded Fred Wolfe* a farmer living
near Barnum, $1,000 damages for the tem*
poary alieniation ol his wife's affections.
The works of the Fort Madison Gas com
pany have been sold to- Messrs. Coffin and
Stanton of New York City, who will con
duct the business.
Two tramps engaged a fight in a box
car in the Wabash yards, Ottumwa. Phillip
Ryan was iatally stabbed in the abdomen,
John BesswelL, lies assailant, was arrested
A young son of Frank Earne3ter, of
Coggon,. while fooling with a loaded shot
gun, pointed it at his younger brother.
The result was as usual. The boy's brains
were scattered all about the room.
Taylor Bros.' foundry and machine shop
burned at Lyons, and Watchman T. L. Tag
gart perished in the flames. He was found
face downward in the debris.. Foul play is
suspected. Loss to shop, $6,000.
Chris. Nelson, in attempting to board a
fast morning train at Mill Creek, a little
town a few miles west of Clinton, was
thrown beneath the wheels and mangled in
a horrible manner.
A dispatch was received at Cedar Rapids,
announcing the death of John Weare at
Hot Springs, Ark., of pneumonia. Mr.
Weare was one ot the early settlers, and
was prominent in business and political
Fred Garrison, 15 years of age, was killed
and two older brothers were injured by a
heavy fall of
slate in the Foster mine at
Fishville. The three yonng men had come
only a short time ago and were
perfect strangers there.
Gilbert Braden shot and killed instantly,
Edward Ricker, at Grinnell. Braden who
came from Brooklyn for the purpose of
killing Ricker, claims that the latter did
Braden'a sister irreparable wrong fiveyears
A cablegram received from United States
Consul 8imons,Hong Kong,China,atateat!iat
Senator P. G. Ballingall, president of the
coal place, died at sea on the 7th inst. and
was buried at Hong Kong. Ballingall was
oMofi)ta ^#t kno«a hotel pen in the
A Full List of the Bills Passed by the
North Dakota Legisla
A Large Grist of Important Legisla
tion Ground Out by the Law
The following are the bills which passed
the North Dakota legislature during the
session just ended:
Hageart—Relating to assignments.
Cashel—Making state tax levy.
Ink—Increase ol number trustees ot re
185. Pinkham—Marriageable age.
186. Johnson ol Traill—Mayville normal
school appropriation, 96,000.
187. Little—Making'dogs property.
189. Little—Protection of large game.
190. Kinter—Residence of electors.
191. Little—Amending 8. B. 2.
196. Ink—Adoption ot children.
198. Kinter—Raising salary ol superintend
ent and assistant superintended Jamestown.
199. Little—Duties of president pro tein. of
BOUSE BILLS PASSED BOTH BOOSES.
9. Lutz—Facilities for marketing wool.
11. Loomls—Salary ot county treasurer.
12. Burke—Admission of attorneys to prac
22. *Loring—Bounty on wolves..
25. Ward—Native coal, to beused Instate
28. Oliver—Section of land tor soldiers' home
2'». Erickson—Extension ot time for payment
of 1890 taxes till Oct. 15, 1891.
81. Oliver—Regulating commercial agencies,
credit companies and guarantee associations.
44. Beardslev—Authorlzlngpaymenc ot por
tion ot territorial debt, assumed' by. 8tate ot
49. aili—Pot«ction.ol. small game.
64. Gill—Regulating, life, endowment ""i1
casualty Insurance compauies.
-Regulating, mutual insurance com.-
67. Brooke—Publication of (proposed amend
ments to state constitution.
^78. Com—Amends-act to protsetpnbUe cmdr
88.. Oliver—Legalizing.1890 taK levy.
94. Brooks—Attaching "No.Man's Laud."' to.
97. Oliver—Loaning: arms-toQ. A. R. paatSL
100. Watson—Breeder's Hen..
101. Strom—Time tor redemption ot Dracer
ty sold underchattel.mactgage.
106. Berton—Amends-school law.
106. Brooke—Amende seed wheat law»
118. Rlohle—Amends ssed-grain law.
114. Graber—Locating: biuuL asylum fa BHS
Peahody—Township- may bond: tor ar
121. Ward—Ameode brands- and earmarks
129. Cope—Fixing fees ot clerks of court.
182.. Oliver—Cruelty to animals.
132.. Lamb—Salaries, ot auditors and regis
184. Erickson—System ot accounts tor state
auditor and state treasurer.
I3«i Beardsley Maintenance ol state
145. Gill—Amends school law.
ISO. Com.—Military code.
154. Dennett—Warehouses on railroad right
156. Dennett—Collection of statistics.
157. Dennett—Pay E. J. Babcock for inves
tigations on value ot native coal, etc.
158. Denuett—Printing report ot commis
sioner of agriculture.
districts uuder general law.
106. Browu—Memorial asking congress to
donate Rock Island for militia encampment
172. Hodgson—Townships may bond for
175. Oliver—Destruction oi noxious weeds.
177. Oliver—Defining Jurisdiction oi county
179. Lutz— Settlement ol unpaid taxes dee
from counties to state.
188. 8atterlund Abolishing unorganised
counties and attaching them to certain organ
189. White—Pay expenses incurred during
191. White—Ooveruaent of normal schools.
1B3. Biti]e-Givca counties lien for seed
PASSID BOTH BOOTH.
1. Haggart—Granting a section oi land to
Fargo Agricultural college.
2. Little—Regulating appeals to- supreme
S. Little—Regulating practice in supreme
ft. Cashel—Board ot management tor world's
8. Miller—Memorial to congress lor retention
ot Fort Lincoln.
11. Cashel—Legalizing state tar levy tor
17. Arnold—Retransterrlng land granted tor
normal school to Elk Valley Farming company.
18. Kinter—Amending school law.
10. Worst—Providing tor paroling prisoners.
20. McCormick Authorizing Independent
school districts to retund bonds.
mi. Cashel—State canvassing board.
24. Miller—Authorising county commission
ers to dispose oi land bid in at tax sale.
29. Ink—Donating, a section ol laud to Wah
peton School ot Science.
81. La Moure—Authorizing transfer ot coun
33. Johnson ot Wood—Fixing rate for trans
portation ot native coal.
85. Little—Canceling illegally assessed taxes
on railroad land on. which survey lees are uu
36. Fuller—Subdividing Filth Judicial dis
37. Svensrud—1890- personal taxes not to
be collected by distraint until Oct. 15, 1891.
45. McUillvray— Prevent branding at certain
season of tlie year.
50. McCormack—Constitutional amendment
to authorize a state tax-levy ot one mill on the
65. McUillvray—Prevention ot illegal brand
58. Haggart—Agricultural college-appropria
00. Gngle—Soldiers' home appropriation.
61. Weiser—Valley City normal school ap
05. Little—Bismarck penitentiary appro
iU. Fuller—Jamestown- insane hospital ap
08. Svensrud—Attach Church county to Mc
Ileury lor judicial purposes.
71. Bjorge—Giving railroad- commission
power to fix rates.
74. La Moure—Registration ol state bonds.
70. Johnson ot Ward—Annexing unorsauized
counties to Ward county tor judicial purposes.
88. Miller—Free registry of county warrants.
90. Bryujolhoti—Amending usury law.
92. Haggart—Seven directors lor agricultural
93. McCormack—Salary and mlleage leglsla
90. Cashel—Amendments to justice code.
97. Committee on Appropriations—Appro
priation for clerk hire in state offices.
98. Haggart—Appropriation tor salary, ol
99. McCormick—Devils Lake mute school ap
100. Palmer—Appropriation tor expenses o!
selecting and acquiring title to state lands.
102. Cashel—State treasurer to transter
money credited to certain funds to general
107. Ink—$7,000 bounty tor manufacture ot
109. Cashel—Relating to change ot venue.
114. Worst—spy00 for state superintendent's
117. Engle—Relating to incorporation of .se
122. McGillvray—Regulating use ot-. brands
123. Cashel—Amends school land leasing
124. McCormick—Relating to tees required ot
corporations ou filing notice oi increase ol
25. Worst -School law.
126. McCormack—Permitting shipment ot
stock and grain in BBIQO car.
127. Haggart—Special school districtsrefun|
131. Committee—Militia approp nation S11,
133. Svensrud—OfDcers to have session laws
185. Svensrud—97,000 for destitute persons.
137. McCormack—state university appro
139. Svensrud—Compilation of statistics.
141. McCormack—Building lor deaf mute
school at Devils Lake.
146. Haggart—Designating Farco agricul
tural college as recipient of congressional dona
tions of land.
147. Nelson—Reimburse citizens ot Uilnor
for maintenance of normal school.
148. Kuhn—Encourage artesian wells.
157. Com.—State veteriarian.
101. Johnson ot Trail—Amending S. & 2,
163. Com.—Amends seed grain law.
164. HiiEgart—925,000 for world's fair.
166. La Moure—Difining homestead exemp
167. Com.—Prevention of prairie fires.
170. Arnold—Repeal act locating territorial
normal school at Lacimore.
172. Worst—Five trustees deaf mute school.
173. Com.—Sheep inspection.
178. Com.—Australian system of elections.
ompllatlon of state la«s.
-Publication supreme court ie
and short haul Clause,
uatr Immigration levy.
Pay a former Janitor.
|-Tax for waterworks.
Tttse Ksgulating waieboi
~tr 9106 tor Melt
ty to Rameeyeounty.
284. Oil res 98.600 lor compilation ol lm
940. Davis—Encoursaa Irrigation.
244. Oliver—-A-ppropnaiton for minor l«gla
360. Xuts—97,B00 for Jamestown asylum
So They "Forgive."
The Chicago Inter-Ocean: Many ofthe
Southern papers have commented on Sher
man's death in a spirit of fairness some of
them have spoken appreciatively of him as
one of America's gieatest soldiers, but the
Columbus (Ga.) Sun says:
In his operations in this state, he con
centrated all the brutalities, and called up
all the horrors of war. But it was largely
old men, women and children who trem
bled and fled before the sword and torch
which he upheld. The brutal treatment of
helpless people, the ashes of Atlanta and
the desolation that marked his march to
the sea, were the records of his prowess as a
soldier. It was barbarism, but he said it
was war. It was war,but in summing up ther
character of the man who inaugurated it,
Georgians cannot forget it nor give him
praise lor it. His policy was not the policy
of that greater soldier, whom the North
idolized and the South forgave.
"Forgave," indeed! Did the woman who
was told to go in peace and sin no more
forgive her absolver? When the helpless,
hopeless, hungry South surrendered with
out truce or terms, when Grant dismissed
its erring, but valiant, soldiery to their
homes upon the one condition that they
should return, resume their plows and their
trades, "not to be molested so long as they
obeyed the laws and constitution of the
United States," was it expected that in less
than the lifetime of a man the whole South
again should bid open defiance to the laws
and constitution, and should boast that in
1865 it "forgave" its conqueror?
The terms granted by Sherman to John
ston's soldiers were even more magnan
imous than those which Grant gave to
Lee's.' The lately departed general of the
armies of the ration was as tender in peace
as he- was strong in war. The South
never had a better friend than Sher
man,. never will have. We regret
such demonstrations as several of the South
ern journals have made concerning the
death of Sherman. We regret them ex
ceedingly. We regret all Southern dissen
sions from that perfect nationality which is
evidently the recognition and enforcement
of "one law,, one element," in all parts of
the country. There cannot be two para
mount policies in- two sections ofthe coun
try. That which- hath been is that which
shall be the doctrine of the widest freedom
and the deepest loyalty to tho nation ulti
mately will prevail in all tbe states. This
was Sherman's creed, it is ours, and it is
the creed- ol the- North,, though the South
may not believe so.. The South did not be
lieve that the- creed of the North was na
tional until-the dreadful voice ot the sword
The Sad Boar.
Short Stories:: A- florist shop in the city
A, lady,.apparently about thirty years ot
age, dressed soberly in black, enters, and
approaching the proprietor, who is behind
the counter, demurely asks:
"Does any. one ever use those floal pieces
that I-see in the window as wedding pres
ents?"—at the same time indicating by gest
ure that she referred to mementoes of im
niortelles conspicuously displayed.
'Well," answered, the floristr somewhat
astonished, "that is a.use to-which I have
never before heard ot their being put still
I know- of iio reason why they could not
be so -used, if. one desired* to give such an
emblem, as a token of esteem at such a
time. What design would you- think of
using?" setting on the counter such em
blems as Gates Ajar, a harp and a lyre.
"I hardly know, continued the lady,
"still, I. think possibly this one might an
swer, "picking up the iyre.
"What, inscription would) you wish on
it?" asken t-he florist..
"Is not that rather sombre for such a joy
"Well, it might be, .ordinarily, but the
fact is simply this: The gentleman to whom
I wish.to send it and myself were engaged
to -be married, and he is now about to mar
ry another lady so if you think the im
mortelles that you:put in it will last a long
time, 1 will take this lyre, and have the
"THB 8AD HOCB,"
just as-large and prominent as-ever you can
To this the polite florist replies that he
had-no doubt but that the- immortelles
would:last as long as could.be desired.
The lady left, composed and satisfied.
The emblem waaflnished.
in strict accord
ance with the order, andi promptly deliv
ered to the address given.
What the recipient said may be recorded
in .heaven, but is- not known on earth, and
the florist and his-oustomer still live.
Chicago Mail: It may surprise you to
know that then is quite-a degree of regu
larity observable- in assuming fictitious
names—Certain peculiarities which are to
be expected in the false- name which serve
to indicate thatiit is-not'the real name of
the man who.claims it.. Ot course, when a
man deterriiines-to adopt a fictitious name
there is no way to. predict what the new
one will be but it is-pretty safe to guess
that it will possess certain known charcter
If you have- not-investigated the subject
yon.very likely-itnagine that when "John
C. Brown" fiuds it necessary to assume an
other name he is- likely- to become "George
T.Jackson." W.ell,. this-is- not the case.
More than SO- per oent of fictitious names
have no change except ini the surname—
"John C. Brown!1 beoome "John C. Baker."
Weil,, of course,, this-is only another case of
the ostrich hiding herself by covering her
Sometime the-middle initial is changed.
Bnt the middle' name generally remains
it is the last to ROJ And'wben it does go it
generally is replaced, by another name hav
ing the same initial. Here, then, are the
changes to be looked for in the sequence in
which they usually are fonnd: "John C.
Brown" becomes "John C. Baker." then
"John W. Baker," then "James C.
Baker." Ninety per cent of the fictitious
names assumed to escape detection contain
at least one-of the-initlals of the man's true
It isn't an. easy matter for a man to change
his name. A name cannot be drawn on
and off like* glove- It is born witha man
and seems to. be part of himself. Even the
worst criminals usually cling to their real
names—changed in some respects, true, but
not completely changed. ''Billy the Kid"
never becomes "Jack the Terror."
Thompson's Foolish Colt.
Chicago Mail: I met the oldest in
habitant the other day, and among other
things the old gentleman told me that
although people who are "as foolish
as Thompson's colt" can be found in
all parts of the earth, Thompson's, colt—
the veritable foolish colt whose idiosyncra
sies have become known the world: over—,
belongs to Illioois.
"I knew Thompson very well," said he,
"'and also his colt. Both of them, lived at-.
Canton, 111., a great many years ago..
Thompson was a trader and dealer in horses,
and mules. He never was looked upon aa,
a bright fellow, and ultimately traded him-^7*
sell out of all his property and went to
"His colt gained notoriety through a sin
gle occurrence, or, rather, a single story
tor tbe yarn itsell never was generally be
lieved. Thompson insisted that he one*
saw his colt deliberately awim across the
creek, climb the further bank, shake tho
water from his coat, turn around oand drink
out of the stream, and shortly alterward
swim back across the creek.
"Whether the story had ^refoundation
other than an unusuallfr"^ *$vuagtnatiou
I do not know, but it gfus Ba to the fam
iliar expression, 'As iooiiSH as Thompson's
Boston Courier: Wicklee—Well, I've left old
Wlckies—Yes I couldn't work for him any
longer. I found out he was an Incendiary.
Wyks—An incendiary! That's a nrj Qiq
know it, butleaapcovf lt
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