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^vv« v-..-i* ftv^ '^RTi"' r:fk aJi '?*. ,#%••'!. ,'T:\ 1 a. mm, '!i'.c•' Daily ana Weekly Tribune Weekly Established 1878. Daily 1881. ffiv: -i?i^i-weV. -i- I?-*' rir^ 'S^" vA Commissioner Evans Has Placed His Resignation in the Hands of "'"•v ... V. :.... the President. Will Not Take Effect Until Some Place is Found in the Diplo •'•. matic Service. •.-' Various Items of News from the ,r Telegraph of the Busy World's Doings. Washington, March 28.—Commis sioner of Pensions Evans has placed his resignation in the Hands of the president. It will not take effect un til a position in the diplomatic service is found for him. PRAYERS FOR PEACE ONtLY NOVEL FEATURE OF GOOD FRIDAY IN GREAT BRITAIN. London, March 28.—A prayer for peace was the only novel feature of the observance of Good Friday in Great Britain. The bishops of London, Rochester and St. Albans issued spec ial appeals to their dioceses to unite in prayer thait both British and Boers be granted ithe temper of peace m|k ers. WILL NOT STRIKE YET MINERS AGREE TO WAIT FURTH BR DISCUSSION .. WITHOUT STRIKING. Neiw York, March 28.—Mine work ers and mine owners in the anthracite fields debated--their differences for four hours yesterday in a conference arranged by the consideration commit tee of the National Civic Federation, but the meeting was without result, save that the workers agreed not to strike on April 1 as decreed at Sha jnokin convention. Further friendly discussion will result. STAY DID NOT OPERATE I WYOMING MUR/DERER WAS NOT BENEFITTED BY STAY OF EXE CUTION. Cheyenne, Wyo„ March 28.—Charles Woodward, sentenced to b^ hanged aJt Casper, Wyo., today for the murder of Sheriff Ricker, but in whose be half a stay of execution was issued by the supreme court last Tuesday, was lynched, at Casper last night. WAS LUKE DILTON SENSATIONAL STORY REGARDING PRISONER IN ONTARIO PENI ^jTENTIARY. Buffalo, March 28.—The Express to day publishes a sitory to the. effect that Karl Dal man, one of three men sen tenced 'to life imprisonment in the Kingston, Ont, penitentiary, for an. alt tempt to 'blow up a lock in the Wet land canal April 21, 1900, is no other than Ljike Dilton, the Irish national leader and famous as a close friend of Dr. Cronin, murdered in Chicago. CHOLERA DEATHS SINCE THE OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA AT MANILA. Manila, March 28.—Cholora returns show there have been 63 cases a: 49 deaths since the outbreak. Two thous and persons are comfortably housed in detention camps. WAS A FAKE ATTORNEY FOR CHRISTMAS SAYS BRIBERY STORY WAS NOT TRUE. New York, March 28.—Carl Fischer Hansen of this city, who.was attorney* for Walter' Christmas, representative of the Danish government in oventurea. for the purchase of the Danish West Indian Islands in 1900, declares the statement-of bribery made in Christ mas''secret- report to the Danish gov ernment as absurd and yas- concocted for- personal gain. "Ci 1 1 TWO KILLED TWO KILLED ANIF SEVERAL ARE 1 INJURED. A CPLLlfilOIN.' Jill Joliett, 111., March 28.—Two men. were killed and several people injured in a head end collision on a bridge to day between two cars of the Joliett and Chicago Electrical railroad. MORE STRIKERS, Fitzburg,- Mass., March 28.—TUe en tire force of weavers of the Fltzburg worsted mills and Beoli mills of tl ...V American woolen company have struck in sympathy wiith the Rhodes Island employes combine. FOR ST. LOUIS SHOW MEETING OF CITIZENS HELD THIS 'AFTERNOON, AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO BE APPOINTED. At a meeting of citizens held at the city hall this afternoon, Captain I. P. Baker was chairman, and it was de cided to -name a committee and su perintend the work of gathering an ex hibit form this county. The commit tee will be named laiter. Several ad dresses were made by Farmer Wallace, E. A. Williams, W. F. Gushing and others. It was the geheral sentiment that the county be well represented with an exhibit. PRICES AT DAWSON CITY OATS CORNERED, WHILE ROLLED OATS AR® GLUT ON MARKET. Dawson, March 12.—(Sepcial Corre spondence, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Rolled baits are selling in Dawson cheaper than oats. Oats are cornered, and have been for months, and rolled oats area glut and are going for horse feed. Oats sell at 9 cents and rolled oats at 0 cents. Many are also buy ing corn meal, grits and the like at about the same price as rolled oats and mixing and using for horse feed. Hay is abundant, and has recently taken a slump to 7 cents. Hay usually remains with oats. Cream lias made a notable advance the last few weeks to $15 a case for all brands, and some brands are exhaust ed. Several sold early in the season as loiw as $6, and $10 was a high figure until a short time ago. First class hams are all gone, and second class go at 35 cents. Bacon oj os uxojj XiSutpjoooB dn euoS sreq 35 cents. The first fresh eggs over the ice this season are just arriving in stove healted and covered rigs. No serious shortage in any line will occur," and this is the first winter this has been the case, and the first in winch most all stocks cfeclined in price toward the end of the season. Fear of stocks being left, in the air by the greatly deduced freight rates next summer causes low rates in many lines. NEW JUDGE FOR NOME SEEMS PROBABLE THAT A NEW MAN WILL BE SELECTED FOR THE VACANCY. Washington, March 28.—Although it was at one time accepted almost as a foregone conclusion that Judge James Wickersham, of the Third (Yu kon) district of Alaska, would be ap pointed as the permanent successor of Judge Noyfes on the federal bench at Nome and St. Michael, the present in dications ore that he will be returned to his former station. He, is now tem porarily holding court at Nome. In all probability a new judge will be ap pointed for the Second, or Nome, dis: trict. TWENTY-SECOND YEAR. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY MARCH 28, 1902. THE WEATHER. Maximum temperature today 41. Minimum temperature today 30. Forecast for 24 hours for North Dakota ending .tomorrow night at 8 o'clock: Generally fair tonight and Saturday, cooler tonight. THE MILWAUKEE'S .NEW OARS. The eight new sleepers recently put into service by the Milwaukee road between the Twin Cities, Miiwaui and Chicago are creating a sensation. In point of construction, size and beauty of finish nothing quite equal to them has been seen in this country since the now celebrated Pioneer Limited cars were built several years ago. The sleepers are of the twelve sec tion drawing roooji and smoking room pattern, richly upholstered and most brilliantly lighted—each car contain ing eighty-seven electric globes. The names selected by the Mil waukee management for the cars are of Indian origin and indigenous to the northwesterji country through which they. run:|J£ "Nokomis,". naime of Hiawatht's grandmother "Nepahwin," meaning sleep "Ewayea," meaning lullaby "Minnehaha," Ialughlng water "Ojibway," Chippewa—a tribe of In dians ''Calumet" and "Tomah," the famous Indian chiefs. The new' sleepers are run every day on the early evening Chicago train (from Minneapolis, 5.25 and at. Paul. 6^q'^lock) and on the Pfbneer Limlted. 4 CAPIURED Man Wanted for the Murder of Anton Hylinger Arrested and Taken ... to Washburn. Attempted to Cross the River, Got in the Water, and was There Nearly all Night. JamPS Smith, the man wanted for the shooting of Anton Hylinger, near Coal Harbo, was captured last even ing, according to a report received by States Attorney McCulloch of McLean county today. According to the re port received, Smith, after the shoot ing, struck for the river and attempted to cross on the ice. The ice was slush, and partly covered with water, and the man was in the water the greater part of the night. He managed to get to Mussy's ranch and told ,the persons he found there that he was ill and needed medical attention. His identity was soon revealed and he was arrested and -taken to Washburn' by the officials. I" There is considerable excitement at Washburn over the shooting. Smith is said to be helpless and in bad shape from his experience. CHANCE TO GET A HOME OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOME, HEALTH AND HAPPINESS FOUND IN NORTH DAKOTA. Fargo Call: "Just a heart and a cabin" is the saying of Sweden that answers for our "love and a cottage' It is a proverb under which tlje youth and the maiden who have singled each other from the crowd are reconciled to a low estate—each for the other's sake—at the beginning. It is the sign by which homes aire planted that grow after a while to ishelter large families of sturdy folk and ever renew the strong base of a nation. Here, in the big, young state of North Dakota, no other or better start is needed. A stout heart and pair of strong hands may soon own the cabin—for the wocids are full of the very best of ma terial—and, working from this vant age -point a young man, and especially a young couple with faith in them selves, may be almost anything in the ^coming years. The trainloads of such people who are coming to tha state daily, and who will continue to come for an indefinite time, should be made to realize the part they are to play in the growth of the young state. Probably .they do realize it, and it is to fulfill that part that brings them here. If they did not before they "pulled up their staHe" in the states to the south and east of us to trans plant it here, they cannot dwell long in the state without catching and im bibing something of that spirit that dwells in "the west," the spirit of all outdoors, freedom, that makes of work*1 pleasure, and of achievement, conse quently, a matter of course. The building of a home in the new state will, or should be, the newcomers' first consideration. With a home of their own a thing of easy acquirement, doubtless, compared to the same up dertaking in the place whence they came—their feet are fairly and firmly planted and they recognize themselves as citizens in the'best, sense, having a personal interest in the affairs of the state. They may feel themselves as pioneers in what, before they die, they shall see North Dakota in the first rank of the states of the union. The young man of today will see th«»se things before he is old. This is as true as any thing of the future may be. It is almost as certain as is to morrow. And the young man must realize it if he is to take thp best ad vantage of his opportunity. The op portunity is of a kind of which there are not many remaining in this coun try. The simple thing to do is build a home, work save—be not over-sav ing, for in this western country, and in the face of this opportunity, it is not necessary and in no country is it well. But save, and with ttye sav ings buy land. With an ojen~ mind capable of seeing and enjoying the beauty and glory and promise of things created, nothing further is needed to round out a successful and happy career save the mate in the cabin to share the joy pf a successful life and a happy home. .- a '\y Hon. M. B. Oassell of Steele county has been down in the oil districts of Kentucky and writes entertainingly of his experiences in that, section. He met At*trney S. G. Roberts of Fargo down, there—looking for oil. BILLINGS COUNTY A BATCH OF INTERESTING ITEMS FROM THE MEDORA "LITTLE M'ISSOURIAN" OF THE 18TH INST. -'.r Outside of one or two instances the sheep losses in Billings county will not aggregate 5 per cent from last week's blizzard. The cattle losses will amount to about 2 per cent. •County Treasurer Harve Robinson received word Monday evening, that out of 800 hea -dof cattle that Russell, S. M. Ferris aad himself were interest ed in, only six head had perished dur ing the storm, but that ten head were still missing. The storm and a coal famine in town made it impossible to get the Litle Missourian out last week, but here it is, with the news up to March 25. There will be another issue the 2Sth, and the April Fool's days issue will come out on the regular publica tion day. Sheriff J. w. Follis left for his 'Mineral Springs ranch this morning, 18th, he having received word that his cattle were all scattered or lost, and •that his father, who went in search of them has been missing for several days. Mail Carrier J. O. Grey, of Sand Creek, brought in word Monday evening, that Mr. Follis has been miss ing since Tuesday morning. A. L. Martin of Sentinel Butte who has 4,000 to 5,000 sheeip, writes: Have counted my bands and find my loss is 225 yearlings and lambs. One of my herders was out Friday and Saturday nights, and until 11 a. m. Sunday. His face was frozen and one foot quite badly He had the band within 150 yards of the shed when the wind drifted them away. The other day N. B. Stith dug up an old Indian tomahawk, on one of the streets of Medora. It was in a good state of preservation, and is a relic of the early SO's when tfhe Sioux and •the Crows foughlt a terrible battle for supremacy on the present site of Me dora. A chemical analysis disclosed the fact that it was covered with In dian blood. Mr. Stith has refused an offer of $50 for the tomahawk and will add it to his celebrated collection of western relics that he has been gath ering for the past fifteen years. G. W. Myers, one of Billings coun ty's prosperous and well-known stock men. captured a wolf recently that was a "whopper." He measured seven feet ten inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail, and weighed 108 pounds, his paws measuring seven inches across. The wolf was an old one, having a well known history, and since September last Mr. MyeTs has had a standing reward of $50 for his capture dead or alive. It is estimated that during his active career, extend ing over some ten years, that he has destroyed over $5,000 worth of stock, and during the past winter has killed four head of catltle belonging to Mr. Myers. Mr. Myers had a bunch of fortyneight catle rounded up about 100 yards from the house, and as a safe guard set eight wolf traps in their vicinity, and when the famous wolf came up for its fifth bovine victim, it found itself snapped by a trap and held fa^t. As his disposition was somewhat ferocious, it was next to impossible to capture him alive and he was accordingly shot down in his tracks. Mr. Myers was offered $7.50 for the hide, -but has decided to have it tanned and keep it as a souvenir. Green grass is reported in several places on the range. H. A. Scott and C. H. Taylor, of. Bismarck, visited Medora over Sun day. The rains of the past few days have scaked the ground thoroughly, thereby insuring our ranchers a bountiful crop of hay for the coming season. Twenty years ago E. G. Paddock went into partnership with Frank Moore to run the Pyramid Park Hotel. Anticipated. Stern Parent—I suppose you are aware, young man. that 1 cease to pro vide for my daughter when she leaves my roof? Suitor—Oh, yesl We havu settled about that—Bertha and 1. We have de cided to make our home with you.— Bostoh Transcript 1 The Very Best. Mrs. Nuricb—I want some terrapina Dealer—Yes'm. Diamondbacks? Mrs. Nurich—Yes, and see that the diamonds are of the first water.—Ohio State, Journal. I think yon will find that people who honestly mean to be true really con tradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be consistent.— Holme& $K»V 'is A llfillSW :^ii Vast Empire of Lands in the Great West that Irrigation Would Re claim to Fertility. Millions of Acres of Government Land in the Dakotas and Montana Might be Used. Prosperity that the Passage of the Irrigation Bill Would Bring to the West. Millions of acres of government do main would be added to the agricul tural .lands of the northwest by irriga tion carried on or supported by the federal government. This fact has been partly realized during the agita tion in favor of irrigation legislation wheh has been in progress for the past six months. The passage of the Ha.nsbrough irrigation bill by the sen ate on Saturday has increased interest in the Subject and more especially in what it means 'bo the northwest and to the Twin Cities, says the Minne apolis Journal. In Montana and the two Dakotas there is an area of vacant government land, not counting the Indian reserva tions. which will ultimately be thrown cpen to settlement, approximating in the Dakotas increases in trea, the rainfall will be more generous. At any rate, irrigation for the lands east of the "Big Muddy" in South Dakota and in many counties in North Dakota, is not counted on as a necessity to make a success of diversified farming. Dakota far into Montana, much of which irrigation will reclaim and add to the productive agricultural section of the nation's big farm. In its five land districts. North Da kota has approximately 18,000,0)0 acres of vacant government land. Of this 11,000.000 acres are in the Bis marck land district, composed princi pally of counties in that section of the state west of the Missouri river. In the Minot land district which takes in the northwestern section to the Montana line, here are 0,500,000 acres. North Dakota contains Indian reserva tions with a total of 3.300,000 acres, most of which are in the western sec tion. South Dakota has about 12.000.000 acres of government land vacant and as much more in the big Indian res ervation of the Missouri. Of the gov ernment land now vacant over 10, 000,(MX) acres are in the counties west of the river. It is believed that a. comparatively few years will see some of the Indian reservations of both Dakotas thrown open to settlement. If these lands are made good agricul tural lands it must be done largely through irrigation. Montana rounds out a grand total of acres of vacant govern ment land and an additional 11.500, 000 acres in Indian reservation. Of this 30.000,000 tinuation of the empire in western North Dakota. Millions of acres are included in the mountainous sections and some in the various valleys farther west in which irrigation is not re quired. It is estimated that in western North and South Dakota and eastern Mon tana there are t!0.000,000 acres of land which, if ever made remunerative for agricultural purposes must be im proved to that standard through an artificial water supply. At present they are regarded as fine grazing area, and the thousands of cattle owned by the cattle kings of that region have unlimited range. Here and there are productive sections situated in the val leys of small rivers which the settlers are already pouncing upoo and con verting into small ^arms. But nstil irrigation supplies a long felt want most of this area will continue to be known in the land lists as "grazing lands" only. This comprises an area as large as the state of New York and Pennsylvania combined. Minne apolis business men who have given tihs subject of irrigation close atten tion look to this vast empire yet to be reclaimed as the force which Insures the supremacy of the Twin Cities as one of the greatest market and monev But there is an immense empire ex- homes. The success of the Hans tending from western North and South acres are in the Miles, City and Lewiston land districts in the! eastern sections of the state, a con- vi-lil Bismarck the Metropolis I of the Great Missouri Slope Country of North Dakota. PRICE FIVE CENTS centers of time to come The passage of the Hansbrough bill by the senate will not be received with. loud hurrahs by the cattlemen of west ern Dakota and Montana unless the law makes it possible for thorn to secure large tracts of land at a low price. The free range over Uncle Sam's doman for the thousands of cat tle kings of the west has contributed much to the nice 10S,!.H)!!,(.)((0 acres. Part of this is years the cattle king has discouraged mountainous and part of it will re- small farmer from invading his quiTe no irrigation to make the rais- I territory but the latter's encroach ing of agricultural products remuner- have been more, aggressive each ative. It is believed from past ex year. The land-seeker movement into perience that as cultivation of the soil northwest this year will turn most in most sections east of the Missouri ,profits the big brough W11 in the senate is my M¥msM W-f ',• '•*. The Hansbiough bill provides that all money derived from the sales o£. public lands shall be devoted to irriga-| s|j|0^^|:, tion. There is an element among the ff friends of irrigation represented by the National Irrigation association, which. insists that all government lands not now sold shall be dsposed of to actual settlers only that the federal govern ment cease its grants to the states and refuse to sell to speculators. It is be lieved that this is one gauntlet which, the Hansbrough bill must run in the house. The minimum price on tihe agricultural lands of the goviernment is $1.25 per acre. The government has millions of acres in alternate sections which are held at $2.50 per acre, the double minimum price. The desert land law provides that on making the required improvements the settler can obtain title by payment of 25c per acre for 320 acres alloted to him. Ir rigating the land is one of the im provements required by the govern ment. iJ-iS- wmm ^si^fess mm .•SSWfflS in cattle For ranges into small farms and the cattlemen looking for free range must move west. President James J. Hill of the Great Northern says that reclaiming the big grazing plain to the wesit by irrigation is the only means left to provide America's miai uoperndod SuisBaiom Xipid-ej the first successful move in this direction. Land men have few fears of irriga tion depressing the values of th«: better western lands. They believe that the movement now started toward the west will increase and that the in crease in population and the conse quent increase in demand for land will outstrip all irrigation projects eith governmental or private. WOLF CHIEF HE SENDS A FEW LINES TO THE TRIBUNE FORM ELBOWOODS. Elbowoods, N. D., March 21.—Dear friend: I have a few words to notify. When I was about 2S years, I heard some indian saying that we going to have a school sometime in 2 years from now. So I made up my mind that I should attend the school, and in the past 2 years the school is com menced about half a mile from the village. Since those day I am work ing hard to acquire the knowledge of English language Because I heard from my teacher saying that the white people and the indians will be all the same on every line of the manuel du ties. and after 4 years going to school. I learned some English language and make own living. I always interested in mv school w&rks Ellt am very that the school is removed in +ime when was there Well my chum Major Thomas Richards is working nicely during the past 4 years. He makes his people to build barn and houses, and put up lots hay for winter to feed their cattle. And I thought he is a good man to work Indian services. We have some ^angerous storms during last week, and some indians lost 2 or 3 in their bunch on account of the heavy storm. Very respectfully. WOLF CHIEF. So Hope For Him. Fair Visitor—What is this poor man to prison for? Jailer—For the murder of ,his wife, ma'am. Fair Visitor—Oh, what a pity! But isn't he sweet though? Jailer—Yes, ma'am. He's too sweet to live.—Chicago News. Salted the Action to the Word. "I was to come on the stage stealth ily and say 'Hist!'" explained tbe, fledgeling actor. "And" "And I .said It and I was," be mounts fully concluded.—Baltimore Ajnerican^^^T^ "»\'i Hl« Wheel Won't Rut. Hewitt*-I got my wheel wet yester day. J- Jewett—Been soaking your head, have yoal—New York Herald.