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For a long time the Globe has been the
favorite paper in Dakota. This favoritism
grew out of the fact that the Globe has
industriously and conscientiously gathered
the news of all parts of this great territory
and presented it to the world in a fair and im
partial manner without political or other bias
Recognizing the honest efforts of the Globe
to serve the people of Dakota, the people of
that prosperous empire have with rare lib
erality expended their patronage to the
Globe in return. All concerned have been
mutually benefited by this interchange of
In further recognition of the splendid
patronage bestowed upon the Globe by
the thriving people of Dakota and of their
good will toward us, we commence, to-day,
the issue of an edition of this paper dedi
cated to that territory. It is a twelve-page
paper, sparkling, bright, interesting and
lull of the news of a busy world. This
edition will be continued every Saturday in
the future, and the energetic and intelli
gent people of Dakota are cordially invited
to consider it their own paper and to con
tribute to its columns matters proper to ap
pear in it and of interest to them.
The bill recently brought forward in the
bouse of representatives at Washington,
providing for the division of the territory
Of Dakota upon an east and west line,
seems to meet with a considerable degree of
favor among the Democrats of congress.
While it does not look probable from the
action— or, rather, non-action of congress
on Dakota matters that a staie will be
created Out of either the whole or a part of
the territory at this session, the movement
for a division and creation of two territories
is significant If this hill should pass and
become a law, an enabling act should be
submitted to the people of the south
portion certainly. and possibly to
the northern also. allowing them
to pass upon the question of admission in
the regular way. It it were found, upon a
full and fair vote, that a majority of the
people of either North or South Dakota had
expressed a desire for statehood, the terri
tory so desiring should be admitted with
little delay.
The political status of the people of the
territory has nothing to do with the case.
While the Globe will be glad to see the
voters of Dakota adopt as their political
faith the sound doctrines of the Democratic
party, which doctrines it believes to form
the true theory of a Republican govern
ment; and it believes they would by so
doing best subserve their own interests and
those of their fellow men; nevertheless,
should they fail to do so the Globe would
not consent to the postponement of their
admission as a state one hour on that
A distinguished railroad official said to
the editor of the Globe a few days ago
that 100,000 people would move into Da
kota this spring and summer, a very large
proportion of whom would come from
.lie New England states, and many from
New York and Pennsylvania. These are,
as we all know, a thrifty, enterprising and
intelligent people. They always are suc
cessful because of their application, frugal
ity and tenacity of purpose. Their indom
itable wills, added to their other good
qualities, never fail of bringing them out
triumphant in their enterprises. Dakota is
to be congratulated on the bright prospects
before her in the immediate future.
A Truthful Dakota Editor Tells of
His Wild Adventures.
EsteUlne Bell.
A friend came to us recently and asked
if we would accept the nomination for jus
tice of the peace if it was tendered. We
felt flattered, and have taken up more room
ou the sidewalk since. We saw that we
were appreciated, but nevertheless felt
called upon to refuse because we really had
110 suitable place to keep the nomination
and knew we. could not get it anyway.
We were never drawn into the whirl of
political excitement but once. A year ago
last fall during a long and particularly vig
orous campaign we were found mixing in
the hottest of the light with our name on
the ticket for one of the important offices.
It was the position of coroner. Some time
before election a few warm friends, ably
seconded by some of our worst enemies,
placed our name on about two-thirds of the
tickets, with fatal results.
The canvass made against us was re
markable for bitterness, no money or means
being spared to bring about our defeat.
"While we stood there in the office at the
ghostly hour of midnight setting up solid
brevier editorials on the situation, our op
ponent tramped around his open barrel
With a wide shingle, shovelling out great
piles of coin. Our past record was raked
up and truths told about us which we never
supposed any one in this part of the coun
try knew. All to no avail, however, as we
had the unspeakable pleasure of snowing
our unscrupulous opponent under to the
tune of forty-five majority.
As the smoke of battle drifted away we
began to look up the pay a good all-round
coroner, who was not afraid to work up
business, usually got. We found that the
coroner was paid wholly by fees, that he
could expect nothing from a heartless gov
ernment until be should sit on a case and
bring in a verdict that "we lind the de
ceased came to his death from causes un
known to this jury." Then we turned
hungrily and expectantly to the records.
There we found, that although the county
had been organized [ several years that a
death had never yet occurred in it. This
was discouraging.
A glance at the future was equally dis
heartening. As far as we could see there
was not a man in the county with anything
about him to indicate that he would crawl
oil" in some shady spot and die alone, or
even that lie would playfully pump his
neighbor full of lead. The community
appeared to be against the honest, hard
working coroner.
When we saw how matters stood we
went before the board of county commis
sioners and said: "Gentlemen, there seems
to be no encouragement for the coroner, no
kind word for him, there Is nothing to stim
ulate a young and ambitious coroner anx
ious to rise in the world and sit on a mem
ber of the legislature or circuit judge,
nothing to lead him to believe that
bis efforts are appreciated, therefore, you
may have our resignation, if you want it."
The head commissioner said that while
they had no personal use for it, nevertheless
they would take it. So we passed it over
and they appointed the rival we had buried
60 deeply at the polls.
Since this experience we have rather
shunned than sought political preferment.
we have been content to rub our fingers
over a piece of chalk and stand at the case
setting up local items by ear and deep-laid
editorials with only a suggestion of copy
platted on the blank side of a wrapper
snatched ruthlessly from the person of a
quarto exchange.
The partially petrified remains of a little.
drsed-up Indian female found in the Bad
Li '■». will figure in some of the shows as
the -'petrefled belle of the Bad Lands," and
probably some romantic biography will be
attached to the thing. It may be the body of
6ome Aztec prince's wife or daughter, who
met a fate similar to that of Mr. Lot's wife.
-^ _ \^E^££^ •c *v > *y"^ \s^f*~r)
Delegate Gifford Asserts That the House
'Will Not Object to Dividing the
But He Thinks the Bill for Admission
Will Not . Be Passed at This
RedfleKl to Have a New Elevator—
lvmilans to 1 or 111
v Colony.
Matters of Interest to tho Thriving
People of the Grout
Will Cot XMviklo^i at Last.
Special to the QtOOe.
Washington*, April 2. — "What do you
think the committee on territories will do
with Dakota?* 1 the Globe correspondent
asked Delegate Gilford to-day.
"I think it will report a bill to divide the
territory," he replied.
"And will the house pass it."
"I think so. 1 Ha not sure that the
house would favor a bill lor admission as a
state, but 1 think it will at least pass a bill
to divide the territory."
Xew Elevator f or Ucdfield.
Special to the Globe.
Kedfikld, April 2.— G. W. Vandusen
& Co. have shipped material to this point
for the erection of a large grain elevator.
Carpenters are also on the ground and
work on the structure will be commenced
at once.
In- Pennsylvania Colony.
Steels. Dak., April 2.— Pennsyl
vania colony, numbering over one hundred,
arrived to-day in special cars, and leave lor
Napoleon next week.
Tito Doing** of » Ifusy- Dakota
Special to tho Globe.
liUKON, April — The ladies of Grace
Church guild are arranging lor a lair to be
held the lust week in -May Dr. C. li.
Allord of Udell, 111., has entered into part
nership with Dr. A. J. Dickinson Pre
parations are already being made lor the
proper observance of Arbor day (April
24) in accordance with me
proclamation of Gov. Pierce
jlrs. Leiia S. Smith of this city, the newly
elected president ot the Woman's Belief
corps, department of Dakota, together with
the secretary and treasurer, also residents
of Huron, have established their head
quarters in the parlors of G. A. B. hall
Messrs. Btngham \, Clements, archi
tects, now have rooms over
the United States land office
U. M. Graves and E. K. Wightmati have
formed a co-partnership in the insurance
business, with ollices la the American In
vestment company's buildiusr. With but
two exceptions all the gentlemen nominated
lor the various city ollices by the Demo
cratic caucus have publicly announced
the withdrawal of their names,
The reason assigned is a de.-ire to
have the city election as free from party
strite as possible The plans lor the new
block to 00 erected by Nash brothers have
been received. The foundation will be of
veld stone; the roof of asbestos. The
building will be 85 feet front by 90 feet
deep, two stories in heighlu — the int 14
leel and the second 12 feet. . . D. Stick has
sold his grocery stock to J. 11. Jones,
who lias just arrived here from West Vir
ginia. Will Newcomer, formerly deputy
postmaster will have general supervision of
me business. Mr. Jones will go to his old
home and return here with his family about
the Ist of May.
FAICCiO ft it A .HE NTS.
.Tinder* Which arc Interesting 1 to
Dakota* Live metropolis, Fargo.
Special to the Globe.
Faiioo, April 2. — There was a suggestion of
April Ist when the lie department came out
to a false alarm Thursday, but it was claimed
to have been caused.by an accident.... There
has been a remarkable increase in the sales
of the Glove in Fargo of laic. It is growing
in popularity in this section.... Apr.l flowers
or showers have not been numerous of late.
....Father Maddoch reports increasing in
terest in the hospital scheme, and it success
seems assured.... Prof. Casey, who bought
the old court house, hoped to make it DM
base of a permanent acmicinicul institution.
....Fargo will have one of the best looking
men in the city lor mayor the coming year.
....It is Keueially hope.l that before the new
and handsome Argus building goes un the
unsightly structutes at the south end of the
block, so unfortunately saved from the late
tire, may be removed by some wise
providence or the owners.... The ap
proach of the city elections evolves
more heat than was auticiputed. There are
no local issues involved, a:id la most cases
the man who has the most friends will get
there. There will probably be harmony be
tween the mayor uii(i council the coming year
....A somewhat sensational suit, brought
by one of the variety girls in this city ngaiust
a prominent citi/.cn, calling for several
thousand dollars damages, is reported com
promised, and s )ine desirable city property
will have a new tax-payer. The case Involved
a desuetude of virtue not altogether innocu
ous, at least in ■eqaeoeei The debris of
three hotels, two of them first-class, the re
sult of lire, is not a good advertisement to
run *'tf ." They should be buaided up if not
rebuilt ...A large warehouse has teen all
the week on its journey from near DM Man
itoba to the Northern Pacitlc right of way. . . .
The freight oilko of the Northern Pacific
la this city took in $3,001) more in March this
year over the game month in 1885. That
speaks well for the j l.ice The loss on the
Tremont hotel, burned Thursday moraine,
was $4,500 on the building— insured for $3,500;
Si, 00(1 in the Jitna, $ 1,250 in the Firo As *o
ciation of Philadelphia and $1,250 in Gcrinau-
Americanof New York. Loss on furniture
$1,150, insured for STOO. There were some
smaller losses. The house belonged to Henry
Oner The Sun-Democrat, siuco it came
uuder the control of Editor Hall, has im
proved in local interest greatly. ... Dr. Dur
row. president of the territorial board of
health, has returned from a tour in the South,
putting the new law lor the expunging of
the non-elect in force. He speaks in high
terms of tho members of the profession in
that section.... The benefit concert for Mrs.
Ralston Friday night was a great success,
both in audience uud appreciation. The chief
participants were, of course, at their best,
and the large chorus and Norranna double
quartet captured the audience. It is claimed
that . Fargo has some unusually fine voices,
and most of them were hcurd at the concert.
The City Election—Large Amount
of minding-- Town Newt,
Special to the Globe.
WATERTOWN,Dak., April The municipal
election occurs in this city on Tuesday, April
C. There are a mayor and four aldermen to
be. elected. There are several candidates for
mayor, among whom William Mclntyro and
L. S. Denning are the most prominent, but an
old politician was heard to remark that a
dark horse with a pood pedigree and a clean
record could beat the Held. . . .The territorial
meeting of the G. A. It., held in this city last
week, was a pleasant affair both to tho old
veterans and citizens. Tho attendance was
large and the best of order prevailed.... The
old Republican laud office building owii'si by
ex-Register Williams and ex-Receiver Paaso
is being fitted up with a plate glass front
and will be used for mercantile purposes....
There is a large amount of building con
tracted for, much Of which is in process of
construction. J. C. Mulhulland will build a
$25,000 hotel on Maple street 50x100 feet, three
stories high. A joint stock company will
build a large opera house on Oak street, near
the Democratic land office, and a solid brick
block will be built on the corner of Kemp
avenue and Maple street William H.
Bloom, the pioneer liveryman, has bought
the skating rink, and is fitting up one of the
finest livery and sale stables west of St. Paul.
S. N. Castle is handling several fine step
ers, and Watertown will be represented on
the turf the coming season with some flyers
that Dakota will teelproud 0r.... Hon. 8. P.
lie vans, special u^-tMit of the Uuited States
land office for the Wutcrtown land district. 11 I
making it hot for fraudulent land claimants,
and says he will protect settlers who try to
comply with the law against speculators and
land sharks.... Mi-- Stella Brook, an estima
ble younir lady and a teacher in our public
school, died of typhoid pneumonia at the resi
dence or her brother, John Brock, on the •_*Mli
liisi Editor Train of tin- Fort Dodge (la.) I
Times was in attendance at the camp-tin* of j
tin- G. a. 11. in this place. That bo served
his country honorably as a soldier during the
rebellion, and the people or lowa as the edi
tor of a good Democratic paper for flftcon
years there is no doubt.
Knight* of Labor—The Teachers'
Institute— •Pcrttoual.
Special to tbo Globe.
Jamestown, April 2.— The Train Dispatch
ers' association of the Northern Pacific meets i
in Maudan April 5. F. E. Michaels of this !
city will represent this office, and possibly
others.... The only political contest for
mayor in the election was mado by John Me-
Glnuls of the Third ward, who ran agaiust
Thomas Dri4coll....Dr. Archibald. Stew
ard Nickeus and F. K. Jones re
turned from Yiiiiktnu with twenty- four
patients for the North Dakota asylum....
A public discussion of the Knights of Labor
questiou occurred 1 the Baptist cbupcl last
Thursday night, in which Hon. Johnson
Niekeus. W. K. Dodge, A. C. McMillan.George
Lvi/.. Fred i Hal lwin and other speakers
took tin' platform for and against the rights
and privileges .it the employer and eraplo>e.
.....Miss Nellie Pierce was entertained at the
residence of Thomas Lloyd, Esq., during her
visit to this city, and appearance in the lead
ing role of the "Hunker's Daughter" by the
Bismarck Dramatic company.... Hon. J. W.
Goodrich, the leading Democrat of last year's
legislative contest in this district, is in Wosh
ingtou, presenting the claims of John Me-
Greiror for postmaster. Mr. McGregor has a
number of influential friends, who deem his
cbttnees of appointment excellent
St oretarj" Tucker of the building association
reports its affairs prospering and mon y in
the bnnk for building loans.... Prof. L. Hose
j of Fargo ha-, conducted the teachers' insti
tute the post week to the action of a
largo number of teachers who were in attend
ance. All teacher-; attending are allowed
half pay by law. Superintendent Foley de
-i ivi -. great credit lor the success of the in
stitute.... Finnic & ltehil) hnve formed a
partnership in the livery and sale bu>i:iers.
and have purchased a large number of first
class horses and rigs for the trade.
. sioux Fall*.
Special to the Globe.
Sioux Falls, April 2.— Last year this place
carried the pennant for the best fire company
in South Dakota, having won the champion
ship for South Dakota, the champion base
ball club of the same section, and this year
we propose to have the best band in Dakota.
To this end an organization of eighteen mem
bers has been perfected, of which two are
imported professionals. The uniforms are
to cost in the neighborhood of
51,000. and our enterprising citizens teeing
that the organization means business, are
willing to go down in their jeans and put up
the necessary money to give the band a good
start. A boat club with a capital stock of
*1,000, and the members of the club to be
uniformed, has been organized here. In the
winter there will be social features,
such us dances, theatrical and musi
cal entertainments, etc. The winter
term ot our city schools closed
hist Friday with appropriate exercises.
There arc seventy-two pupils enrolled in the
four school buildings of the city, and those
at the various colleges and private schools
swell the number receiving educational ad
vantages to something like l.Ouu pupils. The
spring vacation will be for one w.-ek instead
of two as heretofore, and the spring term
will end one week earlier. The union gospel
meetings which were in progress here for
four weeks whereby over 200 people were
converted, has been taken up independent^
by the churches, and much good work is being
accomplished. Since the ironclad ordinance
recently passed by the city council, mak
ing the ciime of gambling or keeping
gambling apparatus on any premises
subject to a line of ¥100, Its effect has been
noted on the gentlemen cfthe cloth . Some
of them have Jumped the town, while others
not so fortunate as to have a few dollars, are
digging dirt AY. M. C. A. organization
was perfected Sunday with about fifty mem
bers. • . .The county teachers" institute will be
in session for five uays this week.
mi I bank flatter*.
Special to the Globe.
d.Mimiaxk, April 2. — The announcement
that the Globe will publish a special Dakota
edition 01 Saturday has struck a responsive
chord with our people, and its regular sub
scription list at this point has taken a corre
sponding boom The annual charter elec
tion takes place not Tuesday. Voters are
required to b.- registered this year for the
first time. Three hundred have already been
registered, and those who have not yet at
tended to this important matter should not
fail to do so next Monday. The candidates in
the field are as follows: Mayor. J. W. Bell,
A. W. Glenn: clerk, A. H. Wijrgin. J. \V.
Hurlbut; treasurer, J. D. Day, J. L. Lock
hurt; assessor, Dion Dodge, Dudley Staats:
justice of the peace, S. M. Pasco, Fred Camp.
In the First ward Geonre W. Raines and Levl
Conwright are candidates for alderman. Sec
ond ward. Dr. Daniels, W. J. Letts, F. H.
Lamed, I. P. Bradford. In the Third ward
there will be no opposition to the present in
cumbent, E. I. Merry.... The contract for
building the new engine house has been let
to C. E. Simmons for foil' Milbank is on
the boom this spring and every few days
brings in new-comers, who have been at
tracted here by the favorable reports they
have hoard concerning our town H. W.
Buadford announce-. his intention of building
a tiiree-Mory hotel, with fifty rooms, on the
site of the old Grand Central.
Woon*ocl£cl Waif*.
Special to the Globe.
Woonbocket, April 2. — Active prepara
[ tions are already in progress by the Woon
j socket lodge for the celebration of the 67th
anniversary of Odd Fellowship. An organiza
tion was recently formed at Miller known as
the South Dakota Anniversary association, and
comprising all lodges of I. O. O. F. throughout
the section named. Woonsocket was chosen
us the place for holding the first celebration,
and accordingly a grand demonstration is an
ticipated here on the 26tb prox. . . George S.
Wilhclm of Ohio ha* put chased the C P. Prim
building and will open a meat market at once.
. . . On the first Thursday in April occurs the
annual: election in Woonsocket Indpendcnt
School district, and considerable interest Is
manile-.. Two members of the board arc to
be elected to succeed C. E. Hinds and E. M.
Smith.... Work is progressing as rapidly as
the weather will permit on the United Pres
byterian church.... The Knights of Pythias
will soon organize a lodgo here an bom
County Teachers' institute opened in the
court house Monday aud continued four
days uudcr the direction of Supt. F. F.
Meyer. Territorial Superintendent Jones was
present and delivered a lecture to the teach
Special to the Globe.
Yankto.v, Dak.. April — Dr. Buchanan
and Dr. Coney were to-day arrested for prac
ticing medicine without a license. Dr. Coney
was arrested during the summer for the same
offense and was fined $25. Dr. Buchan is an
old resident here, having been pastor of the
Baptist church previous to entering the med
ical profession. . . John Bradford of the Tyn
(iull register will begin the publication of a
weekly paper at Wakonda, and expects to
issue the first number about April 10
The Republicans today nominated J. 11.
Wynn lor mayor, George Bauman for city
marshal and William Plutt for treasurer.
Toe aldermen clio -en were: M. P. Onlman,
D. McCully. M. T. Wooley and John Max.
The election will occur 011 Tuesday next
Tho United States and district courts will be
held bore next week. The calendar of United
States cases is quite large, but the United
States attorney anticipates that many cases
I will be dropped before being brought to trial.
I ... A largo number of patients were to-day
transferred from the insane hospital to the
asylum in North Dakota.
.Tlnudun. '
Special to the Globe.
Manhan. Dak., April 2.— E. Wcekes, a
ranchman living sixteen miles southwest of
Mandan, had his house and contents de
stroyed by fire one day last week. He arrived
home from town just after the fire. His wife
had barely time to save the children. Loss,
j $800; no insurance. He and William Watson
own some of the best dairy cattle in Morton
county.... M. Whitmer and P. B. Bristol have
joined hands in running a dairy farm three
miles from town, beginning to-day.. ..The
city election takes place on Monday. The Re
pi.hlieans have nominated R.C.RIce for mayor. ;
The l>euiucruin hold their caucuses t >-iitvht
Mini convention on Friday night.... The pro- J
pie in this county feel better over Commis
sioner Sparks' latest decision allowing thirty
two township** west of tbo Missouri to be
purveyed. Most of this will probably be in
Morton county, as this is the largest county
in Dakota and only about one-half of it being
Mrrejpei Im migrants an- coming in in
pretty tuir iiuidlkts, far in excess of the cor
res|>oudiug period for th>- past two yean.
Krd field *•!«■.
Special to the Globe.
itEuriELD, Dak,, April -. — A building and
loau association is about to be started here
and it is expected that a number of good j
Mil'Stantial luiil. lings will be creeled during
MM coming summer Tho prospective BOW
railroad west from hen* to the Missouri will
travel «>»• one ot the nce.tt sections of country
iv UjihO a. The famous and fertilo Rye val
ley will be intersected I y the new line. . . . Her
man liutikoter, who left here last fall ou a
viMt to Switzerland, bis native land, has re
turned, bringing with hiui a Maaafag bride.
Tin- ■OBtoaOt for tlijrjriii- t'le artesian well
has been let to Grey liros. o: Aberdeen and
work thereon will be commenced at once
F. W. Dawea, cashier of the Splnk County
bank, is absent Irom home, haviug left Tues
day morning on a trip to Chicago.
Special to the Globe.
Wn.MOT. Dak., March 31, ls.-i.— Herman
Fitz., the prisoner who escaped from an officer
here on March 16, returned to-day In charge
of D. C- Fuller, our deputy sheriff. Fiu
says he never intended to skip, but was per
suaded by the Mini!-' here, who wanted him
out of <h • way so as not to testify against bis
BOOOSBBtMOO in a wheat stealing case Dis
trict court will open here on Apiil 14, with
only cases enough on Ihe calender to occupy
about two days, witb Judge Church on the
Brief New* of Interest From All
I'arts of Dakota.
When it wa< proposed in the last congress
nxepeaJ the tre<" ela.m and pre-emption acts
then; was vehement remonstrance iv Dakota.
At present hardly a word is said In opposi
tion, und many of the papers urge the speed
iest removal of those e.iactments. The ('ham
t-erlain Democrat says they prevent settle
ment and are chiefly used for speculative
purposes. The operation of the tree claim
law it flnus is about this: A trip over the
prairie when- hundreds of treo claim filings
have been made, convinces the traveler that
it is a fraud of the first water. The law re
quires the land to be broken the first year,
cultivated the second aud the five acres
planted iv timber, seeds or cuttings
during the third year, thus no trees or seeds
are set out for three years, and in case the
trees, seeds or cuttings are destroyed by
grasshoppers or droughtthe time is extended
one year for every year they are so destroyed.
Tie traveler can ream over the prairie and
wlil see no shrubs, trees or anything else on a
claim that has been Held for three or four
years in er a tree claim filing. The claimant
may live iv Ma ne or California and hold a
claim in Brule county, and after squeezing
through under one pretext orauother, finally
prove up, and the land lies idle until the
speculating claimant can dispose of it at a
large gain. The right is a gigautic fraud and
should be repealed.
A first of April joke was played a little in
advance of the date, noted citizen and lumber
merchant at White Lake. An infantile cry
brought linn to the door early one morning
where he found a t>a-ket containing an infant
a Jew days old, niceiy dressed, with a note
attac-hi d requesting the finder to take good
care of and adopt the waif. The merchant
took tbo bright little thing in to his childless
wife and a family council was held and as a
result they sent for tho marshal to take the
babe to the county house. About this time
a waggish citizen put in an appearance and
proposed to adopt the child — his wife thought
it had been away from her long enough.
The lumber dealer did the treating this time
instead of the parent.
Some of the protrinent papers in the South,
apparently at the instance of the leading
men in the state movement, advocate making
up a test in this way incase congress shall
take no action: A majority of the Bismarck
1 ure is to be in the interest of the Hu
ron Ptate machine, and enact that after a
specified time the functions of all frritoiial
officials shall cease south of the forty-sixth
parallel, leaving full sweep to the state. It
will probably be found that central Dakota
will hold the balance of the power in the Ba>
marck legislature and this program may not
suit it.
In view of recent decisions that a bonus
oatd for money borrowed can be computed
in making up usury, and that the code pro
vides that taking more than 12 per cent, for
feits all interest. A public meeting was held
at Clittou in Sully county the past week to
consider what action farmers who have made
loans should take in the matter. Many of
tbem will no doubt take advantage of the law
and force the loaners to refund the bonus.
This is a subject of general interest in the
Gen. \. H. Halns of Vicksburg, MUs.. the
new register of the land office at Aberdeen,
to succeed McCoy, took possession April 1.
He was not a littc surprised at the cordial
lniinner in which he wasreceivt J, the citizens
generally welcoming him with a baud. He
express -d liim-e.f oeliirhted with the coun
try, and woiil I make it his permanent home.
The reports he will send back to the South,
where he i« widely known and highly es
teemed, will be of advantage to Dakota.
One of the Miner county papers states that
Dr. Louis Gottbelt. chairman of the Demo
cratic committee of thecounty, will soon con
vene his party to put forth as the principal
planks in their p'atform, first, division on the
46th parallel; second, admission under the
Sioux Falls eon>t itution, and tbird.prohibitlon.
If he is a good propitet they can be accused
ding a whole platform from the JKe
A farmer. Fred Larson, about 50 years of
ane. liviiiß Beat Lake Preston, in Kin>?sbury
county, recently disappeared and no trace has
been found of him. His son found a letter
written by Mr. Larson stating that it would
be useless to search for him — that he had
been Insane twice, felt it coming on again,
and did not want to be a burden to his
Capt. Sanborn and a corps of engineers
have been about Columbia for a week past,
iv the interest of the Northwestern railroad,
arranging for the survey north. The Milwau
kee goes north from Andover. and the North
western evidently intends to keep Dace with
it. It will hard y§o n >rth of La Moure, un
less it strikes west to Bismarck.
Senator Edgerton returns to Washington to
watch that no one gets into his seat in the
senate in case one should be pointed out to
him. All the prominent officials of the new
state will airatn concentrate there for a last
pull for admission. Division without admis
sion will not suit them as it leaves tbem out
of office.
The strike spirit is reported to have infected
the cowboys in the Black Hills country. In
the Belle Fourche arcd Wyoming ranges they
are organizing associations with a view to a
strike. A reduction of wages is anticipated,
and it is threatened that there will be blood
on the moon If any parties take their places.
The Ellendale Commercial estimates that
SIOO.OOO worth or horses have been smpped to
that place and sold this season. A heavy em
gration leaves the railroad at that point to go
into the new counties to the west. Over
600.000 bushels of the last crop of wheat have
been marketed at that station.
The report is credited in the Black Hills
that the I'nion Pacific railroad will build a
line from some point not indicated on the
main line, via Cbadrun, into the Black Hills,
in order to share its trade. That region will,
evidently, soon be amply supplied witb roads.
Ttie proposed amendment to the repeal bill
of the tree claim law. making a claim once
entered as a tree claim always a tree claim.
Is warmly approved in the territory. It will
cut off tho common practice of conversion
int > homestead and secure the trees.
The Democrats are miking a strong effort j
to carry Yanktou at the municipal election,
and it will not be surprising if both Yankton
and Bismarck, the old and new capitals,
should give reason for the claims that they
are Democratic cities.
The rush by the new route to tne Black
Hills is already so irreat as to crowd the cars !
to Buffalo Gap daily, and the stages fn m
that point are unable to carry all of them,
many go on foot. The crowd will increase as
Che season advances.
There are now 6even artesian wells in ope
ration in the Jim River valley and others
under way. The one at Kimla'.l discharges
14.000 barrels of water a day of excellent >
quality. The wells differ a good deal in force :
and purity of water.
The glanders have become so prevalent in <
Ramsey county that tue authorities have em
ployed a veterinary surgeon and the affected
animals will all be shot. The attempts com
mon to keep the existence of the disease 1
secret are not wise.
The Kllftnrtile artesian veil struck w*ter at !
1,050 feet. The wator was about 63° and
said to bo soft enough for washing. If sulll
eieni pressure can be bad it Is proposed to
u-r it to run machinery and perhaps an elec
trio light plant.
Some 800 names have been secured to a
petition to the county board of Bon Homme
to refuse any liquor license in the county.
That county has a number of statesmen who
will be forced to change their habits or keep
a private bar.
The jrrond Jury in Aurora county lately
found Indictments against eight reputable
citizens for participating in the application
of tar and feathers to W. H. Fulmer some
time since. They were admitted to $-00
Webster is to have a hundred-barrel roller
mill if it makes up a bonus of $1,000, which
it will no doubt do. It is a thriving young
town and the homo of several of the notables
of the territory of whom it is justly proud.
The surveys being made by the Milwaukeo
railroad about Ortonville and Big Stone lead
tho Miibauk Index to the Impression that Mil
bank may be the southern terminus of tho
Fargo & Southern branch.
The Impression that none of the rodent
family have yet invaded Dakota is not quite
accurate. A party at Vormilllon lately killed
167 in thirty minutes, and it was not a very
irood day for rats.
John Clifford, a popular young society man
of Kedttelil. improved his recent visit to Wa
tertown, Wis., by securing Miss Lizzie Burns
as a wife. They were given an ovation on
their return.
n His home paper states that L. G. Johnson
la again at Washington lighting tho division
movement. He Is about the only one of the
anti-division Democrats of the South now at
the capital.
There has been an impression that tame
grasses do not do well in Dakota, but this Is
found to be a mistake. In no part of the ter
ritory do they fall to do well with proper
A surveying party Is starting In on the ex
tension of the North western fiotn Kedffeld.
It is not expected that the line will built
through to the river this season.
President Pitts has traveled over the pro
posed route or tho Wolsey & Bismarck rail
road and gives most encouraging accounts of
its prospects.
Key. Mr. Fay, one of the noted divines of
Boston, is visiting a sick son in Sargent
county, and is greatly pleased with the coun
A party of heavy capitalists from Connecti
cut has been securing tracts of land for a
colony from that state west of Ellendale.
The farmers of Sully county meet at Onlda
April 3, to organize a mutual insurance com
Four Hundred Montana Stock Growers to
Meet at Miles City.
Objects of the Association, "What They
Kxpect to Accomplish.
The Probable shipment East During
the Coming Year.
Special to the Globe.
Miles City, April 2.— The annual meet
ing of stock growers of Montana, which oc
curs here on April 19, will be the most im
portant meeting of stockmen ever held in
the territory, and extensive preparations
are beinir made for the reception of the vis
iting stockmen. The object ot the meet
ing is to discuss stock interests in general,
devise means for the protection of their
stock from thieves, and receive the report
of the committee appointed last year to se
cure the best process for feeding and fatten
ing cattle on the ranges. At this meeting
oil ice will be elected lor the ensuing year
and committees formed to make the annual
round-up of cattle on the ranges. This
round-up is a very important part of
the business of ranching. In the
cold winter months cattlte ofttimes
stray from their proper pasturage
and the herd and join other herds. The
round-up is to lind stray cattle and return
them 'to their -proper places. This job is
sometimes a very ditUcuit one, but one in
which the cowboys take great delight and
interest, as it gives them a chance to show
their remarkable horsemanship. The mem
bership of the Montana association is about
and fully if not more than this number will
be present On the evening of the 19th the
local cattlemen will banquet and entertain
the visitors at the Macqueen hotel, a house
newly-iitted up. and which ranks as the
best hotel between St. Paul ana Portland.
After the convention there will be horse
racirg for a day or two, and the cattlemen
will make merry. They know how to
have a gdod time, and it takes
little effort on their part to have it.
The past v, inter has been a remarkably
easy one to the cattle on the ranges, and it
is estimated that the loss will not reach an
average of 1 per cent in the territory against
4 per cent last year. I met a large stock
owner from the Powder Kiver yesterday,
who stated that he had walked and rode all
around that district for 40 miles, and had
only seen three dead cattle. The snow
fell very light and was scarcely sufficient
to cover the grass which had a good growth
before winter set in. and the stock has had
plenty to eat with no trouble getting at it.
On previous winters the experience was
much different. 1 was talking to-day with
stock agent of the Omaha road, who is one
of the best posted men in the territory on
stock affairs, and asked him what he
thought the prospects were for an increase
in the number of stockmen in the territory
this season and future ones, lie said he
thought the country was pretty well stocked
already and that the ranges had on about
all the cattle they could support. The
number of cattle that will be shipped east
this year is much larger than the total of
last year. This is on account of the low
markets of last year, which prevented
many stockmen from shipping, and the nat
ural increase this year, which swells the
number of cattle on the ranges very con
On the 17th the wool growers of Custer
county hold their annual meeting here. A
great number of sheep are raised in this
county, but the owners are a little dubious
about the outcome of their trade this sea
son, on account of the St. -Paul-Chicago
lines refusing to carry double-deck cars.
The agents here of the Northwestern and
Milwaukee & St. Paul lines have not been
advised as yet that sheep can go through in
double-deck after April 1. If they could
be shipped in this way. tho wool growers
wou Id be greatly encouraged.
Follies of i ash ion.
A Pittsburg man calls himself a "temper
ance shoemaker." His specialty are pumps;
but no doubt he frequently sells shoes that
are — Norristown Herald.
"Why are two buttons put on the back of
a man's coat?" asks a writer. We don't
know unless it is that when a man wants a
piec<; of string he can usually did it there.
Burlington Free Press.
Mrs. Dusenberry: "The ladier are start
ing anti-plumage leagues all over the coun
try. Now. as lam a humane woman "
Mr. Dusenberry: "I don't take any inter
est in the project. It is too trifling in its
economical aspect. I could suggest an anti
league of great magnitude, and I'd like to
see all the ladies join it" "Ah! what kind
of a league is It?" "An anti-sealskin
league. The seals have as much right to
live as the birds, and there is ten times
mure money squandered for them." — Louis
ville Commercial.
A correspondent asks why ladles wear
corsets. We don't know, but suppose it is
because they have no other means of being
hugged constantly. — Pittaburjr Commercial
"Soft, delicately- tinted faille.** says a
fashion authority, "has an artistic effect
■when combined with plush." The red
nosed man will now see the necessity of
wearing a cream-colored tie if he wants to
look aitistic. — Louisville Commercial.
The first woman to wear a bustle stole
the idea from a camel — Lowell Citizen.
A Breezy Sketch of the Busy Care«r of Gov.
G. A. Pierce
As a Lawyer, Warrior, Politician,
Editor and Statesman.
Pen Pictures of Col. Benton, Judges
West and McConnell.
The present popular executive of the ter- i
ritory of Dakota, Gilbert A. Pierce, was j
born in New York state in the latter part :
of the fourth decade of this century. He
was noted as a lad for studiousness and an
easy grasp of ideas and principles rather
than rote acquirements. He was popular
among his associates, as he was always
considerate of the rights and feelings of
others, and had rare tact in management.
At the age of It his enterprise and ambi
tion led him westward. He removed to
Northern Indiana, and almost unaided secur
ed a good academic education. He graduated
at the law university in Chicago ■ -and re-
turned to Indiana to
engage in the practice
of his profession. He
located at Valparaiso,
and was rapidly rising
in that vocation when
his attention was di
verted to other pur
suits. He became a
member of a Stan
Falls company, and
claims to have sold the
government groceries
for over eleven years.
At the breaking out
of the rebellion he was one <>i iae most ar
dent supporters of the Union cause and en
listed in Company D Ninth Indiana volun
teers, of which he was made second lieuten
ant. He participated in all the battles of
Western Virginia, and earned promotion by
He left the service with the rank of
colonel and chief quartermaster of the
Thirteenth army corps. Atter the war,
somewhat reluctantly, he allowed his name
to be used as a candidate for the legislature,
and was a member of the legislature of
1865, where he was noted more for work in
committee than display upon the floor.
Four years later he was one of the financial
secretaries of the United States senate, and
resigned this position to accept editorial
charge of the Chicago Inter Ocean. He
had displayed rare aptitudes for journal
ism as a Washington correspondent.
DilTerences with the management of the
Inter-Ocean led to his leaving that and ac
cepting the position of editor-in-chief of the
Chicago News. It is believed that his
labors were a large factor in the remarka
ble success of that sheet. He gained a
national reputation in the newspaper
field, and when President Arthur was look
ing about for a man that could bring har
mony and good feeling out of the turbulent
political situation in Dakota, he named
Gilbert A. Pierce as its governor. His
course in that station the past year and a
half has more than vindicated the highest
anticipations that could have been enter
tained. His hrst words were like oil on
and he has had the rare faculty of securing
the confidence and good will of the most
conflicting elements. He has no doubt
made mistakes, but few question his con
sistent endeavor to do equal and exact jus
tice to all as God gives him to see the right.
He is a man of attractive manners, and has
a good head, as his likeness indicates. The
governor has a charming family, the eldest
daughter and son carrying leading parts in
the Banker's Daughter, a drama being ren
dered with great success at the leading
towns in the North. Two younger chil
dren are attending college at I'ankton.
The good feeling and admiration between
the governor and Dakota is mutual, and it
is believed to be his intention to make it
his permanent residence. He has made
some investments, and his son is establish
ing a stock ranch in the Bismarck region.
Some of the Characteristics of Hon.
Jobn D. Bcnton of Farjjo.
Among the numerous persons who were
mentioned as likely to receive President
Cleveland's favor in the matter of the Da
kota governorship, Defore it was known
that Gov. Pierce would be permitted to
serve out his term, none was more promi
nent and. at the same time, more unassum
ing than Col. John
D. Benton. It
might be said, in
addition, that the
mantle of the pres
ent governor could
not fall on more
worthy shoulders.
Col. Benton is a
man whose hand
some presence
would distinguish^
him even in ; L
crowd of men o r
exceptionally ■» R
appearance. lli>V
Democracy is as-
unquestioned as his ability. As a member
of the Fargo bar. he has attained deserved
emminence. The many pleasing qualities
of mind ami person, which have made him
such a prominent liuure in Fargo society,
eminently qualify him for any preferment
which may be tendered him in the future.
lie is in the prime of life, being still on the
sunny side of the half-century line and will
continue as he has done in the past, to de
vote his most energetic efforts to Dakota's
welfare, lie formerly resided in Xew
York state, but his years of residence, with
his family in Dakota, have entitled him to
the designation of a typical_Western man.
\l)i lillll BUT ABLE.
Judffo .iliTonnell I lit* Young'cst
member «f the Supreme Court.
Judge McConnell is the youngest of the
members of the supreme bench of Dakota,
being but 35 years of age. lie comes of old
Democratic stock, his father. Dr. G. W.
McConnell, being an associate and intimate
friend of Gov. Ilendricks, William 11. Eng
lish, Senator Voorhees and the other noted
statesmeu of the party in Indiana, and is
now visiting Dakota in the interest of the
Heudricks monument. The judge was
born in Pennsylvania at the house of his
grandparent*, but grew up in Indiana.
His early home
was at Angola,
Intl.. but was edu
cated at Waynes
burg college, Pa.,
where he distin
guished himse 1 f
specially in debate
.'ml rhetorical ex
orcises. Soon after
he was admitted to
the bar, he was ap
pointed district at
\Aan*j for one of
' the circuits by Gov.
Ilondricks, and
tilled the position so
eflicientix tuai he was twice re-elected, al
though the district hurt a lame adverse
political majority. He came to Dakota iv
1879, and located In Fargo where lie very
soon commanded a lucrative business. He
was selirtert city attorney of Fargo, and
served until a pre sure of other business
intf elled him t> resign. About the time
of his removal to Dakota he was married
to Miss Emma Vaudercook, a
niece of Gen. J. B. McPherson. In
May. 1885. he was appointed justice
of the supreme court of Dakota for the lied
river valley circuit. Ills district is one of
the two most populous and wealthy in the
territory, and has judicial business enough
for two or three judges. Judge McConnell
lias proved an indefatigable worker, and
hb youthful energy has been a benefaction
ISTO. 9 3
to the people, as he has surprised all by hig
accomplishment, as well as the clearness '
and correctness of his decisions. His \
friends have very high anticipations for
him in the way of judicial eminence.
Judge West of Fargo and the Nu
merous Of fic'ea He Has Filled.
Isaac E. West is one of the best known
and most popular citizens of Fargo. He
was born at Shiloh, N. J., May 4, 1838,
and received his education at Union acad
emy in that state. He afterwards learned
the trade of carriage painting and trimming j
with his father. He enlisted as a private ,
in the Third New Jersey infantry at the
opening or the war, but after some fourteen
months' service was mustered out for disa
bility. At the opening of 1864 he went to
Newbern, N. C, and had the exclusive
agency for the sale of papers and periodicals I
for the district, then commanded by '
Gen. Butler. In '67 he was e'wted city
clerk and tax-col
lector for Newbern
ami took an active
part iv the recon
struction of that
state. He here ac
quired the title of
jud^e which he now
wears, being elected
judge of probate and
clerk of the superior
court. This led him
to the study of law.
He resigned in 187?
to come to Dakota
and located at Yank-^X/E. v>£ S T -^
ton in the practice of law. He served as
private secretary to Gov. Pennington and
afterwards to Gov. Howard. In 1878 he
was appointed deputy collector of internal
revenue for Dakota and still holds that po
sition for North Dakota, having removed
to Fargo. When the legislature created the
board of railroad commissioners Gov. Ord
way appointed Judge West a member aud
the present board has chosen him secretary.
The judge is a member of the staff of Gen.
Dennis, commander of the Dakota militia,
and one of the most active officers of the
G. A. K. lie is prominent in all public
movements and social circles, and with his
interesting family, comprising a wife and
two grown daughters, constitute a valued
element in Fargo life. The judge is a
staunch Republican but thinks better of
Cleveland than he ever expected to of any
Democrat in that position. He also favors
the division of Dakota upon the 46th
parellel, and the admission of two states.
The Tide of People Eushing on to the
Land of Promise.
This Year's Acreage More Than Double
That of Last.
How Dakota's Schoolmarms At
tract the Hardy Pioneers.
The Work and Rapid Increase of the
Farmers' Alliance.
Special to the Globe.
Huron, Dak., April I.— The present
prominence of Dakota before the eyes of
the whole nation is not likely soon to wane,
if one may judge by the abundant indica
tions of a steady progress being made in
material prosperity by the agriculturalists
of Central and South Dakota.
It is an axiom that if agriculture pros
pers in any country then the happi
ness of its populace, so far as
regards the possession of material
good, is absurd. In no successful agricul
tural area is there to be found any of those
indications of want and penury which are
attendant on conditions of comparative
prosperity in those communities where man
ufacturing or mining prevail as the princi
pal industry. It is no presumption to state
that in no portion of the habitable globe do
the elements necessary to prosperity
in agriculture exist so abundantly as in
Dakota, and the incoming tide of immi
grants already surging into the territory by
every available palace-car route, indicate
that the intelligence of the East is fast
filling up this wonderful favored land, and
a decade hence the story of the almost
magical transformation of a desert into a
with the most advauced ideas of civilization
embodied in the constitution, the laws and
the institutions evolved therefrom will be
told in every land in Christendom. A
feature of Dakota's attraction to the hardy
pioneers, including the schoolmarms, who
at present people her verdant iprairies,
and whose homes dot the beautiful land
scape in every direction, is the economy in
time with which the operations of working
the land and sowing the seed
can be executed. The rainfalls during
spring are uniformly of such a character
that they form no impediment to the
progress of the work pressing upon the
farmer in early spring, strikingly contrast
ing with Illinois, lowa and some other
states in this particular.
There are indications that the acreage
put in crop this year will be more
than double that of last season, while
preparations are being made which
point to the breaking up of a far greater
area of wild land than has been the case
during any two preceding years. Not only
have resident breeders had large sales of
horses, but in every town there have been
one or more dealers who have each im
ported from one to six carloads of horses;
and which outside parties have brought
in shipments, and all have been disposed of
rapidly at good prices. The grand total im
ported, inclusive of those brought in by
must be formidable enough to
place an empire under plow. The vim
witli which business men rustle about is
duplicated by the air of grim determination
which the grangers wear as with all alac
rity they go ahead making their prepara
tions for sowing and planting larger crops
with greater efficiency than ever before.
While it is impossible to declare with any
degree of accuracy what the acreage of
wheat may be, it is quite certain
that there will be a reduction as compared
with that of 18S5. Flax will be sown to a
very much larger extent than last year,
and it is possible the 1885 record will be
trebled. Barley having crown in favor
as a feed mainly from the experience of
last fall and winter, will be sown more
largely. The work accomplished by the
Farmers' Alliance during the past year has
decidedly straightened its hold upon the
people, and many who heretofore kept aloof
will swell its ranks this, season, meanwhile
the number of alliances is increasing rap
idly. One of the most encouraging signs
of the times in South Dakota is the impor
tation of a fine class of stock. Already
there are representatives from many of the
most popular breeds in
Dakota's iiekds,
and the place of the buffalo is now held by
fat. sleek herds of grade and in many cases
thoroughbred Hereford, Shorthorn Holstein-
Freisiau. Devon, Alderney and Jersey
cattle. In horses the Norman aems to be
held in the highest esteem and many farm
ers are buying teams from S4OO to $450 of
high-grade Norman- Percheron. The Clyde
has a high place In tl.o esteem of others as
a draft team, and the earlier importation of
"plugs" are fast being relegated to the
shades of a deserved obscurity.
The "shacks" that in the days of its
experimental era abounded in the terri
tory, are, now, that faith in the boundless
futute of Dakota has been fully estab
lished, being supplanted by as
large and elegant residences on the
purses of the respective owners of the
farm can afford, and it may be pardonable
to predict that should there be no wide
spread national calamity the record of
Dakota and especially the central and south
portions the present year will be grander
even than enthusiasts exuect. jj

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