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FATHER SLOAN DEAD
Venerable Presbyterian Pastor Passes Away at His Home at Philadelphia Last Friday. Pioneer Preacher of the Missouri Slope, Whose Friends Are Legion in this Section. Founded the First Presbyterian Church in North Dakota at Bismarck in Early Seventies. Father Sloan Dead. Rev. A. Durrie received word today of the death of Father I. O. Sloan, the ven erable Presbyterian pastor who founded the first Presbyterian church in North Dakota and was known and beloved by all of the old-time residents of the Mis souri slope. No one of the pioneers of the slope is better remembered or was held in greater esteem. He has been ill at Philadelphia, where he moved several years ago, for some time, and his death occurred last Friday, his interment the Monday following. The Philadelphia Public Ledger has the following with regard to the death of Father Sloan: The Rev. I. Oliver Sloan who died on Friday will be buried from liis lute resi dence 3118 North Sixteenth street. Mr. Sloan was born in this city October 20, 1820, and was a son of John and Mary Sloan. After graduating at Washington and Jefferson college he received his theological education at the Presbyter ian seminary, New York, and was called to a Presbyterian church in Acamac county, Va. At the outbreak of the civil war Mr. Sloan came north and became a member of the Christian commission. He was appointed hospital chaplain by President Lincoln and in that capacity visited all the principal battle fields of the war. His untiring labors among the wounded in the field hospitals gave him a wide acquaintance and made him greatly beloved among the soldiers and in Inter years many of these friendships were remembered after long separation. At the close of the war Mr. Sloan went west and organized and built the first Presbyterian church in North Dakota at Bismarck, lie built three other churches in Minnesota and North Dakota, the last one the Albert Barnes Memorial church dedicated in 1891 at Glencoe. For four years lie was its pastor but failing health •compelled him to relinquish active duties and five years ago he returned to Philadelphia. Since then he has been living a retired life. He was never mar ried. News of the death of Rev. Sloan will be learned by regret by many friends in this section. Sunday night Rev. Durrie will hold a memorial service for him in the Presbyterian church and all of the •old friends of Father Sloan are invited to attend. Improvements at the Pen. The appearance of the penitentiary building from the driveway leading to the institution will be considerably changed when the office addition now in course of erection is completed. The foundation wall has already been laid for the addition, which will be fifty by fifty feet, adjoining the present front of the building at the north wing, facing west. It will be faced with pressed brick from tho Dickinson kilns, and its •completion will afford the institution of fice room needed for the business in con nection with the twine plant. Plans for the addition show that it will largely improve the appearance of the front elevation of the institution. It will be given over to office rooms for the transaction of business in connection with the operation of the twine factory and the institution. In addition to this there will be vault room. A change will also be made so that an entrance to the cell room can be effected from the 'first floor instead of from the second as now, which will greatly add to the convenience of the institution. The twine plant buildings have been -completed and are under roof, so far as the exterior of the structures are con cerned. The windows are yet to be placed and the floors laid. Work on the interior is progressing. The two build ings show what a remarkable amount of work has been done at the pen this sum mer, aside from the regular farming •operations, the making of brick and other work. There have been no hours of idleness for the inmates and all of them, it is hardly necessary to state, have paid the state for their food and clothing in labor done. The building of the chimney for the engine room is in progress, and the chimney will be easily the handsomest in the state, and one of the best so far as utility is concerned. It will be lined about half way up with the Dickinson firebrick. Several carloads of the iron work for the interior of the power plant have been received, in the way of boiler fit tings, iron piping, tubing and other ma 'terial. The machinery for the twine plant has not yet arrived. Ancient and Modern History. Editor Tribune—Referring to the ed itorial in yesterday's Tribune I wish to state that General Hazen was never in -command at Fort Rice which was the headquarters of the 17th U. S. infantry .under General Crittenden. The 6th U. S. infantry of which Gen eral Hazen was Colonel came to the .department of Dakota.in June 1872 and vwere stationed at Camp Greene, after ward Fort Abraham "Lincoln and Fort :Stevenson, with headquarters at Fort -Buford. uGeneral Hazen's, pamphlet—"Our Bar ren Lands" published in 1873 and his letters written in 1872 from Fort Buford to the Cincinnati Inquirer, of which his brother-in-law John R. McLean was proprietor, were prompted in the interest of the Union Pacific railroad manage ment who were naturally antagonistic to the building of a rival railroad line to the sea board. At the same time the philanthropic Indian Defense associations of New York and Philadelphia were bitterly attacking the government for granting the right of way to the North ern Pacific, regardless of the treaty rights of the Indians. Influential jour nals in Now York and Cincinnati were subsidized and condemned the entire northwest country as "The Great Amer ican Desert" unfit for white men to live in. Dr. Slaughter was then stationed at Fort Rice and I was a contributor to various periodicals at Louisville, Cincin nati and elsewhere—using the nom de plume of "The Dactor's Wife," Some of my writings descriptive of this country, and of life at a military post in the hos tile Sioux country—were read by officials of tho Northern Pacific railroad and proposals were made that I should cor respond in the interest of the Northern Pacific railroad with various eastern journals to be selected by the company, and advertise in that way the fertility of the North Dakota lands and descriptive of the settlement on its line through tho northwest. I accepted the proposals and wrote weekly letters, including tho "Dolly Varden Papers" to the old St. Paul Pioneer and to various eastern journals embodying in them the notes sent me from the office of the company in New York. My husband and I soon became so in terested in the country that ho secured a transfer from his permanent station at Fort Rice to the new post of Camp Han cock as fort surgeon and we came here in August 1872 prepared to cast in our lot as citizens of the new city. There my newspaper work was continued, and in 1873 Dr. Slaughter organized the Burleigh County Pioneer association comprising more than one hundred set tlers of the county, who published my pamphlet "The New Northwest," which was distributed to counteract tho effect of General Hazen's "Barren Lands." LINDA W. SLAUGHTER. After the Insurance Company. Attorney Doughty of Langdon has mailed to Wahpeton the necessary pa pers to bring action against the Red River Valley Hail Insurance Co., to re cover the sum of S401), tho sum of an ad justed loss by hail sustained by James McGauvran, of Loam township, who is a policy holder in the company. There is other relief demand in the complaint, asking for the cancellation of the char ter, which allows the company to do business in tho state. McGauvran suf fered a total loss by hail on quite a large acreage of his crop in the smmer of 1898. This was estimated by the company's adjustor to amount to $100, but McGauvran, having learned that it was likely that the company's money losses this season would put them out of business, and wanting to get in on the ground floor, offered to settle for half the amount, $200. This was agreed to, but repeated demands upon them for a settlement failed to bring a reply. Finally McGauvran placed the case with Attorney Doughty, who the company have informed that the McGauvran claim had been filed and would be set tled pro rata—tho same as the company's other losses. Pat Kiley lost a purse at Fargo with $100 and $3,700 in checks in it and it was found by Thos. Avison who return edit and would accept no reward. riEnoRiAL. Interesting Services at the Presbyterian Church in Memory of Father Sloan. Interesting memorial services were held at tho Presbyterian church last night in memory of Rev. I. Oliver Sloan, news of whoso death was recently re ceived in the city. Rev. Durrie spoke briefly and appropriately of the deceased. A large number of former friends of Father Sloan were present, and the fol lowing resolutions adopted by the Pres byterian session, were read: Whereas, The session of the First Presbyterian church of Bismarck, North Dakota, has been iuformed of the death at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 27,1899, at the ripe old|age of 79 years, of the Rev. Isaac Oliver Sloan, the first pastor of this church and the pioneer missionary of Presbyterianism in this territory and state: Resolved—1. That we, for ourselves and on behalf of the church which we represent, express our deep and sorrow ful sense of tho loss sustained in his death by the churches of this vicinity, whore he labored so long and faithfully in the cause of tho Master. 2. That we record our testimonial to his earnest, persevering ilud soul-win ning work, and to his lovely Christian character, which endeared him to all who knew him, whether in any way con nected in church work or not. As the organizer of this church and its first pastor he began and carried on for years a work which we believe will, by the blessing of Almighty God, go forward unceasingly as long as time shall last, and thus "He beiug dead, yet speaketh." 3. That wo commend to all the goodly example and Christian character of "Father Sloan" (the name by which he was lovingly known among all our people for so many years) as an exemplification of Godly living and usefulness that is worthy of our emulation and our highest tribute of respect and honor. 4. That these resolutions be recorded in our minutes, and copies furnished for publication in the press and sent to the relatives of the deceased. Good Words for the North Dakotans. Adjutant General Miller calls the at tention of the Tribune to a high compli ment for the North Dakotu troops, in one of tho articles of Mr. Frederick Palmer, special representative of Col lier's Weekly. In the course of a descrip tion of one of Lawton's campaigns, Mr. Palmer says: "It was after Law ton had taken San Fernando in May that Mac Arthur was sent to San Isidro, the pur pose being so wo supposed to catch Aguinaldo between his column and Mac Arthur's. But tho island of Luzon is large and the Lawton expedition, such is the excellence of Aguinaldo's intelli gence bureau was no more than fairly started before the Filipino army ap peared on the Hank of_MacArthur's di vision opposito to where it was wanted and began taking pot shots at the worn and cynical Montana regiment. On the second trip Lawton seems to have march ed to San Isidro in less than two days time which is proof of the advantage of making your own maps and roads in the Philippines. His first trip occupied more than a week. Its worst enemy was sickness. It ran short of food and had to leave its guns behind and there is no telling what might have huppened if it had not been for the six-footers of the North Dakotas who wore tho native water buffalo out in its own climate, lifted the buffalo carts over boulders and then carried them on by sheer force. They were as cheerful about it as the ever patient six-foot general, equally fine soldier and man, who never knows fa tigue." OLD IRON WANTED, Scrap iron and old metal wanted. We will pay 15 cts. per hundred cash for old scrap iron. We buy old rubbers. ATTRACTIVE WOMEN. Fullness of Health Makes Sweet Dispositions and Happy Homes. [EXTRACTS FROM MRS. PINKHAM'S NOTE BOOR.] Woman's greatest gift is the power to inspire admiration, respect and love. There is a beauty in health which is more attractive to men than mere regularity of feature. GRAMBS BROS. To be a successful wife, to retain the love and admiration of her husband, should be a woman's constant study. At the first indica tion of ill health, painful menses, pains in the side, headache or backache, secure Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and begin its use. This truly wonderful remedy is the safeguard of wo* men's health. terics many things, I believed nothing would ever do me any good. Bat, thanks to your medicine, I am now well and strong in fact, another person entirely." If yon are puzzled about yourself, write freely and fully to Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass., and secure the advice which she offers free of charge to all women. This is the advice that has brought sunshine into many, homes which nervous ness and irritability had nearly wrecked. IjdlaE.Ptakbam'iYegetableCompoudi aWomii'sUemedjforWomai'iIlU Mrs. Mabel Smith, 345 Cen tral Ave., Jersey City Heights, N. J., writes: "Deab Mes. Pinkham:—Ican hardly find words with which to thank yob for what your wonderful remedy has done for me. Without it I would by this time have been dead or worse, insane for when I started to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege table Compound I was in a terri ble state. I think it would be im possible for me to tell all I suf fered. Every part of my body seemed to pain some way. The pain in my back and head was terrible. I was nervous, had hys and fainting spells. My case was one that was given up by two of the best doctors in Brooklyn. I had given up myself as I had tried so Their first cost is a lit tle more than the old- fashioned cast iron or so- called "steel" ranges, but there's a difference, a vast difference. THANKSGIVING. Governor Fancher Issues His Thanks giving Proclamation, Designa ting Nov. 30th. Following is Governor Fancher's Thanksgiving proclamation: In grateful recognition of Almighty God and the manifold blessings bestow ed upon us as a people and in accord ance with the proclamation of the presi dent of tho United States, I do hereby designate Thursday,' the .'iOth day of November as a day of Thanksgiving and praise, and earnestly recommend that on that day all the people, withdrawing from secular pursuits, join either in their places of worship or around the family hearthstone in humble worship of God for all tho mercies vouchsafed us during the past year. We have been blessed with a bountiful harvest na tional prosperity has returned to us in a measure never before equalled in our his tory. We have been "victorious in war and the brave young heroes who added lustre to North Dakota and the nation in that war have returned to their homes and familes. For these and other gifts and mercies thrown around us by the hand of God, let us unite in returning sincere and grateful thanks to the Divine Ruler of the universe, who seems in a!l things to have made this land of ours a land of His wonderful providence, and may the remembrance of this move us to deeds of benevolence and bounte ous gifts to the poor. Given under my hand and the great seal of the state, at the capitol in Bis marck, this Gth day of November, A. D. 1899, and of the independence of the United State the one hundred and twenty-third. (Seal.) F. B. FANCHER, By the Governor: Governor. FRED FALLEY, Secretary of State. Senator Hansbrough's Views. Journal Washington correspondence: Senator Hansbrough and his wife of North Dakota arrived in Washington yesterday and will remain. On the way east Senator Hansbrough stopped in Ohio and made a political speech at Toledo. Speaking of congress, he thinks the session will be mainly devoted to the efforts of the members to make records and to deliver speeches for use in the 1900 campaign. He does not look for the enactment of many important laws, outside of the regular appropriation bills. The present status in Cuba and Porto Rico, he thinks, is satisfactory and the clamor in certain quarters that the government declare its policy is foolish. Senator Hansbrough does not think congress will legislate for either island at the coming session. "Wo haven't suf ficent knowledge yet to take up prob lems there," he says. The senator reiterates the well known statement that North Dakota is support ing the administration as to the Philip pines, believing that the success of the administration plans will mean a mar ket for that state's agricultural surplus. He says in part on this subject: "We have long been awaiting a market for our surplus products, independent of Europe. There they take our wheat when they do not raise enough them selves. China and Asia will afford our western states a market unlimited, ex cept as far as we ourselves wish to limit it. "There is no anti-expansion talk North Dakota. We bSlie vein the largei mjijesac Malleable Iron Ranges Yes, they're different from anything ever sold in this market. Better, too—a whole lot better. THE GREAT MAJESTIC ift MAJESTIC MFG. CD ST. LOUtS. MAJESTIC MFC. CO SUMitS THE GREAT MAJESTIC A MAJESTIC MALLEABLE IRON RANGE possibilities of the islands for trade pur poses. The policy of President McKin ley's administration is entirely satisfac tory to us. The question of the capacity of tho men directing operations there or of the wisdom of certain military opera tions are merely incidents. The war should be carried on. Tho end in view is the pacification of the Philippine islands and the enjoyment by the Fili pinos of all the privileges of a good government they are capable of." Regarding the republican outlook in North Dakotu and the northwest gener ally, Senator Hansbrough says: "It is good. North Dakota, as you know, has been steadfastly republican. Wo have no elections this year, but in South Dakota several judicial oflicers will be elected. I think there will be a republican majority there. Montana and Idaho may be to some extent doubtful quantities next year, but the republican party is regaining prestige there. "I spent a month on the Pacilic coast this summer, California, Oregon and Washington are regarded as expansion blooms and all three of these states are regarded as safely republican." Hansbrough does not look for any financial legislation in congress this ses sion. Wahpeton Globe: Senator McCum ber left Tuesday night for St. Paul, where ho will spend a few days on busi ness. He will then go to Rochester, where he will meet Mrs. McCumber and children and escort them to their new home in the capital of tho United States. The senator will not return until some time next summer unless callcd back by urgent business and will bo greatly missed in the circle in which he has been connected. His career in the U. S. senate will be closely watched by his friends in North Dakota and news of his successes there will be received with pleasure here. CASH PRICES. 17 lbs. sugar 8 1.00 30 lbs. best oatmeal 1.00 15 lbs. of prunes 1.00 28jbars of soap 1.00 10 lbs. of evaporated apples 1.00 Mocha and Java coffee, per pound .25 Cheese, per pound 11 cans of good corn 1.00 12 lbs. of fancy rice 1.00 Best N. O. malasses, per gallon— ".60 White drip syrup, per gal lon 45 3 lbs. of best soda crackers. .25 Cala hams, per pound 10 A. LOGAN, Third. St., Bismarck. •••1 The second cost of a cast iron cooking- appar atus is often many times its first cost. .: .*fC Soon "pays for itself," and lasts a lifetime. GRAMBS BROS., Progressive, Up-to-Date Hardware Merchants, Bismarck, N. D. WAR RELICS. Captain Moffet has an Interesting Col lection of Relics from the Philippines. Captain W. P. Moffet brought homo an especially interesting collection of relics from the Philippines, particularly in the way of weapons. He has both Mauser and Remington rilles from the islands, the kinds used by the Spanish and insurgents, and a large number of more primitive weapons, in the way of swords and knives. Several of tho swords are roughly constructed blades with scabbards made from flat pieces of wood, tied together with strips of cane. The knives are primitive in make, from small daggers to the heavy bolo, a short sword and extremely heavy which would be an extremely unpleasant weapon at close quarters. Another remarkable weapon is the snout of a sword fish. This is a hard, bony slab, perhaps two feet long and a couple of inches wide. On either side it bristles with bony spikes, set perhaps a half inch apart. This natural weapon is fitted with a rough wooden handle and makes a club that could be yielded with great execu tion at close quarters. Among the older relics are two battle axes, one more in the shape of a jjick axo, which 'are relics of the antiquity of the Philippines. Then there is an old Hint lock gun, rusted and old, which came from tho dungeon beneath Bilibid prison where a number of the antique arms were stored. Among the particularly interesting relics is a cane made from the wood of the garrote which was used to execute prisoners at the prison. The garroto is an upright frame in which the victim sits with his back against an upright. This is fitted with holes and there is an iron collar that encircles the neck of the victim, passes about the upright, with a large, quick acting screw at the back. A twist of a lever in the screw and the garroto is tightened and the victim's neck broken. The death of the victim is almost instantaneous. The captain's cane is fashioned from the upright, and the holes to adjust the garrote are to bo seen through it. Some of the Philippine views are also interesting. One of them is a procession of sixteen carts, laden with the dead bodies of insurrectos. These were cap tured after the outbreak of the insurrec tion several years ago and confined in a narrow dungeon beneath Bilibid over night. The ninety prisoners who were confined there so densely crowded the dungeon that in the morning sixty of them had died from the foul air and suffocation. The procession of carts is bearing off the bodies of the dead for burial. Another [interesting curiosity is a pair of leg shackles taken from one of the prisoners in Bilibid. These are formed from an iron bar possibly an inch in diameter and a foot or so long. At each end is an iron half circle in the form of a clevis, welded about the bar. These shackles were welded on the prisoners and in some cases prisoners in the prison had worn them for five years without having them taken off.