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ROASTING SPRINGER. A Dakota Correspondent Severely Scorches the Congressman. The Question of Admission of the Territory as a Whole Intelligently Discussed. . The Recent Election Looked Upon as a Crusher to the Divisionists. It is Affirmed That There is No Third Party in the Territory. Epeclal to the Globe. New Roc kford, Dec. 9.— ln a recent . interview Congressman Springer, who will probably succeed to the chairman ship of the committee on territories, gives it as his emphatic opinion that Dakota would not be divided, and ought not to be divided. He did not seem to consider it necessary to justify his attitude by any argumentative elab oration and confined his explanations to the pithy remark that if Illinois, 'with a population of 2.000,000, was con tent with a senatorial representation of two. Dakota, with 600.000 people, could never convince him nor the world at large, that she ought to have four sen ators. If the habitual belligerence of the Dakota divisionists is founded upon abstract justice and a meritorous case. Congressman Springer must have drawn largely from his fund ot moral courage to utter this contemptuous de fiance. It has become the unfortunate custom of division advocates to treat it as an established fact that those who support admission as a whole, whether residents of the territory <* not, do so from interested mo tives. It is for this reason that some division newspapers have ad vanced the compatible threats that Bis marck shall lose her capitol if she does not help to secure division; that Thom son shall not go to congress because anti-division papers have --aid kind words of him. and that the division-of- Dakota issue would be the inevitable means of effecting the political ostra cism of such fated congressmen as should vote against it on its final sub mission to them. These propositions may be sincere, but they are of ques tionable potency. Bismarck i.- sternly averse to division, and can never be whipped into line. Congress, Demo cratic and otherwise, bids fair to do as it pleases on the basis of its inherent right and privilege, notwithstanding the dire prospect of annihilation conveyed in the prognostics of the divisionists. There is no doubt that Mr.- Springer's analysis of the situation is an authorita tive "criterion of the congre*>ional atti tude on the Dakota question. It ii pos sible that if the territory had been unan imous, or nearly so. for division, the ap peal to congress would have been favor ably considered, though this is a ques lion of grave doubt. But the verdict of Dakota at the polls cannot under any circum stances be construed as a favorable set tlement of the issue. On the contrary the result shows clearly the degeneracy of an abnormal sentiment which orig inated in unworthy sectional differences of opinion, with small justification and no permanence. The Dakota unionists, absolutely without organization as a party, with no leadership to govern and consolidate their force.-., with no effort to secure a doubtful vote, with no ves tige of artificial strength to inspire en thusiasm, cast nearly as large a vote as the divisionists. and the latter element has become nationally famous for its activity and determination. The union ist vote was a spontaneous expression, such as has been seldom paralleled in political history. If the deep sentiment in favor of admission as a whole had been cultivated with assiduity corre sponding to the energy of the opposi tion, the result would doubtless have been a large majority AGAix-T mvi-siox. But the organization of the unionists was not effected on account of the gen eral beiief that the vote of Nov. 8 would have no effect in shaping the destiny of the problem, and undoubtedly this be lief is justified by the facts. *It is for the same reason that, notwith standing the absurd charges of illegiti macy and trickery, the Aberdeen con vention is on all sides awakening inter est and approbation. It is everywhere admitted that the prolonged agitation of the division question has been the main instrument in keeping Dakota out of the Union, lv view of this how can illegitimacy be argued against a measure which restore- that dignity to the presentment of our territorial claims ■which alone can induce congress to temporize with them? In presenting their claims to congress the divisionists are reduced to the suicidal acknowledg ments — or must controvert the facts— that half, at least, of Dakota repudiates their proposition, that the commercial segratioii of the two sections is already overcome by numerous railways built between them, and that division im poses an unwelcome and unjust condi tion upon North Dakota. With the con gressional predilection admittedly against division, and division a palpa ble failure at home, what remedy re mains for the amelioration of " our territorial evils but to secure state hood. The Aberdeen convention i- the plain, legitimate and proper result of an abrupt and urgent contingency— the failure of division. The bare intimation of a possible arrangement whereby Da kota may be admitted into the Union alongside of the monstrosity that sends a vibration of unutterable" abhorrence through the moral sensibilities of the Dakota people. This territory, to a man, objects to such an ignoble combi nation. The end is great, but it will never justify such means to its attainment. There may be discovered an occasional statesman in Dakota whose ecclesiasti cal affiliations and moral tendencies need generous upholstering, but if such a man should get to congress and cast Dakota's vote for the admission of Utah while one Mormon temple stands within its border-, the conflagrations of his ef figy would be to the Sparks bonfires as the sun is to a firefly. We will not have it! Dakota wants admission, needs ad mission and deserves admission, but she will never consent to prostitute her rich advantages by a comparison with a reeking territorial ruin which has been and still is the foulest blot on the age. lf it were proposed to ad mit us in connection with six or eight Democratic territories there would be little objection. We have Republican missionaries to spare. a .silly PBOTHECT. Col. Warnock, of Jamestown writes to the Pioneer Press that he scents a new combination which promises to knock out both the established political par ties in Dakota. It is the amalgamation of the Prohibitionists and Farmers' Alli ance. This would be a racy develop ment. Such a circumstance would cer tainly breed disaster to the cherished ambitions of many distinguished citi zen-, and. on some accounts, would un doubtedly have a beneficial effect. As a stroke of Democratic sagacity the sug gestion places its author's name first in the catalogue of eminent JefTersonian disciples who some day not far distant promise to puncture Dakota's Republi can pretensions where the incision will do some good. But your correspondent fails to be impressed otherwise by tlie colonel's skillful prophecy, if such it may be termed. The "against the sale" votes east Nov. 8 were not cast by Prohibitionists. They were least by Repub licans, Democrats and Mugwumps in discriminately. There is no third party in Dakota unless that infinitesimal and unimportant upshoot of Democracy which has been so unfortunate as to get its corns under the ponderous gaiter of the administration aspires to such dig nity. The voters who caused such havoc among the saloons have no affiliation in name or in nature with the Prohibition party as a political organization. They voted on the saloon question as they would solve by ballot any moral or financial problem, and having solved it they divest themselves of the political garb donned for this special occasion. When it comes to the election of a civil administration it will be found that the Prohibition voters of Nov. 8 neither have or desire political identity. They have already returned to their ranks in the established patties, and will only identify themselves with the Prohibi tion idea as the main consideration re verts from time to time upon their judg ment for solution. N. O. Faxxixg. PCIiIiING TOGETHER. Dakota Farmers Working To- gether for Their Own Interests. Special to the Globe. Hunox, Dak., Dec. 9.— two men in Dakota are working harder than are President H. L. Loucks and Secretary C. A. Soderberg, of the Dakota Farm ers' alliance, for the success of the an nual meeting to be held here, beginning Dec. 13 and continuing four days. President Loucks has stint circulars to alliances and farmers generally urg ing them to be present or have one or more representatives at the meeting. He says not to send prosy, indifferent sort of men, but men who know the needs of the farmer and are interested in matters pertaining to the welfare of the farming portion of Dakota's people. By his appeal the attendance will be greater than at any former meeting of the organization. Heretofore the representa tive- from North Dakota have not been great, but the tillers of the soil in that section are quite alive on the subjects that will be discussed at the annual meeting, and will come to confer and co-operate with tlieir Southern breth ren, and by a generous expression of opinion and interchange of views an immense amount of benefit can be de rived from the meetings. Mr. Soderberg was in the city a day or two since making arrangements with the proprietors of Huron's hotels for a reduction of rates, and succeeded in so doing. He thought that from 150 to 200 people would be present. The committee of legal advisers to whom will be referred certain bills that will be. considered and acted upon by the alliance, is Hon. K. C. Ericsen, of Elk Point, on revenue bills; Judge S. .1. Conklin, of Watertown, on usury bills: Hon. P. .1. McCumber, of Wahpe ton, on railroad bills. Judge Bangs, of Grand Forks, has been requested to prepare a memorial to congress in the interest of settlers who have lived up to the requirements of past rulings and interpretation of the public land laws, but who cannot comply with the rigid requirements of the late Commissioner Sparks. Besides the above, it is quite likely that a farmers' insurance company will be organized and put in shape for the immediate beginning of business. It is suggested that all who come to the meeting be particular to secure from the railroad agent where tickets are bough* bis certificate that full fan was paid going, so that a return ticket can be secured for one-fifth the regular fare. Following is the programme as Tar as arranged. -HAY. Morning, Opeoiag Appointment of com mittees. Afternoon— of officers. Evening— Report from alliances, county and local. WEUNKBDAT. Morning — of Alliance Hail associa tion ami discussion of insurance matters. Afternoon — Report of Incorporated com pany and discussion in connection there with. Evening—Joint session with Dakota Multi cultural society. THCaSDAY. Report of standing committees an. l legis lative programme. rxtiD&T. Election of officers. AX ALERT DELEGATE. Hon. O. S. Gilford Says He Will Ask for the Opening* of the Sioux Reservation. ; Special to the Globe. j q^- Wasiiixgtox. Dec. 9.— lion. O. S. (ii fiord was disturbed in his reverie this afternoon as he walked through Statu ary hall to the clerk's ollice by the salu tation of the Globe man and the query: "Where are you going, judge, and what are you after?*' -1 am going to get copies of all bills introduced by me in the last congress." was his reply. "Some of them will be introduced "again just as they are, and others will be altered as the circum stances and changed conditions of af fairs may suggest." "What do you intend to do about di vision, admission, the reservation and other matters'.'" "That is too much of a question to ask in one breath, or to answer oft hand. 1 shall not make any move in the matter of statehood or division until after Senator Platt has had an op portunity to give me his views of those matters. He is an aide man. a friend of Dakota, and will probably be chairman of the sen ate committee on territories. Hence, it is, of course, advisable, a* well as cour teous, to ascertain, if possible, what he may be willing to do for us, and co-op erate with him in the work. It would not do for any member of tiie house to introduce bills in a haphazard manner without considering what might be the fate of the measures in the senate." "Do you intend to introduce a bill for the opening of the Sioux reservation." "Certainly, but that must also be fully considered. We must have a bill which will meet with as few objections as pos sible. A bill which we may reasonably hope will not meet with any hostile ob jections. Hence, I shall not move in the matter until the whole subject has been carefully considered, and the friends of the bill are consulted freeh and fully. It is too important a matter to rush into pell-mell. We must suc ceed in opening the reservation, and hence must be conservative ami prudent in preparing the bill."' lf IS THKIfi TURN. Nicholson * If afceir Discuss the ha- kota Veterinary Law. To the Editor of ihe Globe. In the issue of the Globe of Dec. 3 we find a communication from Hon. L. K. Church, governor of Dakota Terri tory. And we would respectfully ask that we be allowed so much of your val uable space as is necessary to give our construction of the veterinary law. so called by the governor, and our version of the unsolicited controversy, on our part, precipitated by him. The law referred to by the governor is, "An act to suppress and prevent the spread of contagious or infectious dis eases among domestic animals." which empowers the governor to appoint a ter ritorial veterinary surgeon who may appoint deputies with the approval of the governor. It is the duty of the ter ritorial veterinarian or his deputies to make an examination of cattle, horses and mules where it is suspected that a contagious disease exists, and if they find that such a disease exists they are empowered to quarantine the premises or locality and destroy the diseased ani mals and* animals that have been ex posed to the same to prevent the further spread of the disease, and certify their action to the governor, whose duty it is to examine into the merits of the case, and if it comes within the requirements of the statute, to direct that the stated amount be payed for the animal de stroyed. Section 5 prescribes the manner in which the veterinarian shall proceed, viz: If he finds it necessary to destroy an animal that is diseased," he shall go before the nearest justice of the peace who shall appoint three appraisers whose duty ii is to appraise the value of the animal to be destroyed, and, make return of their actions to said justice of the peace; these returns with the action of the veterinarian are to be forwarded to the governor for his action and ap proval as above stated. And we main tain that these appraisers must be ap pointed in every instance, lf the ani mal to be destroyed has been exposed only to diseased animals and is not itself diseased, before destroying the same, the veterinarian is required to call in two respectable veterinarians or physicians, or freeholders who shall certify that THE SAIXT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SATURDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 10, 1887. such action is necessary, and then the veterinarian proceeds as above. The case is now properly before the gov ernor, and if it does not come within any of the exceptions it is the duty of the governor to direct that the claim be allowed. We also read the statute to mean by the requirement of any one having in his possession an animal supposed to be diseased to report the same to the veter inarian, and that as an inducement to thus aid in the suppression of the dis ease, he shall be compensated for the animal thus destroyed, otherwise self interest would enjoin secrecy. The case that has so perturbed the governor and caused the issuing of the letter referred to as a ne plus ultra, is a case where a mule was destroyed by one Charles E. Munn, deputy territorial vet erinary surgeon, as being affected with glanders. No appraisers were appointed and no notices were served on the owner as required by said act.but the mule was destroyed, and a few days thereafter no tice was sent to the owner by Munn stating that he must destroy the animal. This was the case upon which we peti tioned the governor for redress, and his answer is another instance where a •'mountain has labored and brought forth a mouse." . It seems that these learned veterina rians (it is at least so in this case) have arrogated unto themselves the construc tion of the law as well as a high degree of infallibility and have thus become "a law unto themselves," and leave no pro tection to the owner of animals but the will of a very inefficient veterinary de partment. ' In harmony with this mode ot pro cedure is the governor's construction of the law. and he says if this is not the proper construction of the law it is his duty to so construe it to prevent Dakota from becoming a paradise for diseased animals to be brought here to be "killed. But if the governor will read the law again be will find the makers of the law have saved him that onerous and arbi trary duty by placing animals so seeking a paradise among the exceptions where payment is not allowed. And if he had taken the trouble to read our petition through he would have seen that the case in point docs not come within any of the exceptions prohibiting payment, and he would thus have saved himself the trouble of discoursing upon the law that be now looks upon to be so unjust, and in this connection we might say that it is difficult for us to see why the gov ernor-did not delect some of the defects of the law before he approved the bill. Nicholson* & Nabek. Watertown, Dak., Dec. 5. REVIVING SPIRITS. Fargo Citizens Recovering From the Shock Given Them by the Dry Vote. Special to the Globe. Faiioo, Dec. 9.— Fargo would not feel half as bad over the success of the anti-bibulous movement if it had not been forced upon it by the votes of out siders. The large farmers all voted dry because their harvest gangs go to town rainy days and often forget to turn up when the rain is over— and the town people think they should have control of the matter. But the first severe shock is about gone and there are symptoms of reviving cheerfulness. It is remem bered that if forty saloons are closed rents will be cheaper, and if amuse ments and refreshments are desired, the V. M. ('. A. opens the doors of its com modious and handsome parlors, with a generous catalogue Ol attractions and the harmonized W. C. T. U. can brew delicious refreshments— and there is promise that the manager of the opera house will organize Sunday entertain ments with an exceedingly "dim re ligious light" to illuminate the occasion. Surveying a Route. Special to the Globe. Yankton. Dak., Dec. 9.— corps of engineers of the Manitoba Railway company arrived here to-day and will immediately survey a route for the road between Sioux Falls and Yankton. This company contemplates construct ing a line south from Van k ton to Omaha, and also a line to Norfolk con necting with the Union Pacific. EVEKBODV'S FRIEND. Was born at Campton, Grafton county, N. IL, Sept. 15, 184", and in 1855, moved to Wisconsin with his parents. At the opening of the civil war he went into Company D, Fourth Wisconsin infantry, which afterward was changed to cav alry. lie enlisted in 18151, and was mustered out at Baa Antonio. Tex., in September, 1865. He then returned to Wisconsin and served four years as superintendent of schools of Marquette county. In 1872 he moved to Lincoln county. Dak., entered into the general merchandise business at Lincoln Cen ter, and in ISTt) transferred to Lennox. a new point on the railroad that had just started. The colonel is now lo cated at Canton, a point more convenient tor his railroad commission business. Col. Boynton passed the win ter of " "85-8 in Washington, whither he was sent to represent the Democratic territorial central com mittee. His success in defeating the division proposition at that end of the line is well known.and the move brought him rapidly to the front as one of the leaders of the Democracy in the terri tory. Although the colonel was nomi nated for the territorial council in '74, and lias always been considered a mogul in Democratic circles, on account ofthe almost solid Republican section in which he lived, was never able to reach any thing higher than captain of a base ball nine until his appointment by Gov. Church as one of the railroad commis missioners»f Dakota. The base ball nine in question was composed of hardy farm boys from the interior of Lincoln county, and under his leadership the club "laid everything out for miles around. The club was known as the "Sleepers," but belied the name. But the same stuff that made the Sleepers get up and hum has finally brought the gallant colonel to the front, and he is a Dakotian of whom Democrats and Re publicans alike feel proud. Ajgainst Division. To the Editor of the Globe. This portion of Dakota has been strongly in favor of division. In fact the writer of this worked hard for di vision on election day, but from the re turns received to date, it is apparent that the people are not anxious to be severed in twain. What all most want is statehood, and upon a careful survey of the situation it seems that the only feasible plan to secure this is to attend the Aberdeen convention and in no un certain manner present the views of the whole territory upon the question to congress in such form as to convince them that the people of Dakota are in earnest about the question. I have re sided in Dakota for the past fifteen years, and with very many others feel that we should be received in the sister hood of states. I found no trouble in getting a large number of signatures to the call for a convention, and had the petition been generally presented it would have been gladly signed by at least 500 Jof the citizens of Bon Homme county. A Republicax. . Scotland, Dak., Dec. 8. THE LANDOF PLENTY. Dakota the Place for Eastern' Farmers Who Have Little Money to Invest. There Are Plenty of Cheap Lands in the Best Sec tions Obtainable. The Evidence of Men Who Have Tried Farming: in the East and West. Letters of Seme Well-Known Citizens, Telling What Can Be Done. Another installment of letters from Dakota farmers is printed iv this issue of the Globe. They bear the stamp of genuineness, and show their freedom from any interested influence because the names are signed to them. And they are not written by land agents or money lenders, or men who would hope to reap pecuniary benefit by getting 5 people to leave their homes in the East and come to Dakota. The letters come from bona fide farmers, who have mostly lived on their lands for years, and know whereof they speak. They contain a great deal of valuable infor mation for people in the East and South who are seeking homes in the North west, and they ought to induce a con siderable amount of immigration to Dakota. Nelson County. Lakota, Nov. 29.— Your letter ask ing for my opinion regarding this part Of Dakota, and its advantages for a home for the homeless and land for the landless, has been duly considered, and, in reply, I can safely say that, should there be those in the more crowded sec tions of the country who want homes and land, this part of Dakota is as good a place as they can find. Land can be had for the taking and living on it. Or, should there be those who have small farms in other states East and South who wish to get farms, they will find it to their advantage to come to this country. 1 will say right here that I know of no better place to come to than Nelson county, as no better land can be found in Dakota, taken as a whole, than Nelson county contains. This is emphatically a healthy coun try. lam fully convinced that mixed farming can be carried on here to good advantage, as well as farther South and Fast. Wheat, of course, will be the staple farm product here, but oats, bar ley, spring rye and tlax all do well here, and are profitable crops to raise. All kinds of root crops grow to perfection, and as to hay, there is an abundance of the best wild hay to be had for the put ling up. I am fully convinced that timothy and clover, both white and red. will grow ami do well here. 1 want to say something about this thing of feeding stock eight months in a year. The idea is erroneous. My ex perience is that stock will do well here seven months in a year without feed or shelter other than provided by nature. My dry cattle have been on the range since the last of March to date, and arc doing well. They will make good beef to-day, and that, too. without having been fed any kind of grain. Come, friends, don't be afraid of cold, It is too late to be scared or kept away from here on account of cold winters. One word in regard to railroads and markets. We have a good market for anything a man has to sell, and, as to railroads, the St. Paul, Minneapolis' &_ Manitoba is here, and well equipped, and has a set of gentlemen managing it who spare no pains and take delight in doing all they can to aid settlers incom ing to this country. There is no other road that offers better inducements to settlers than does the St. Paul, Minne apolis ft Manitoba. J. S. Mine ai.f. Walsh County. Grafton, Dec. 3. — Your kind offer of space in which to give some items concerning our county is too generous to overtook, especially at the present time when so much attention is attract ed to Dakota on account of OUT prosper ous condition and the 1 enefits to be de rived from settling here. The residents of Walsh county have especial reason to be satisfied with their location and are far too backward in letting others know how they are situated. With rich lauds, good water, plenty of timber and con venient markets we take things easy, while less favored districts, without these advantages are constantly presenting alluring prospects which do not mate rialize on closer examination. The lied river valley may, without question, claim the credit of being the most fertile tract of land in North America, and in that valley Walsh county is generally allowed to be the beauty spot for fertility and situation. Its small rivers or creeks.the banks of which are all thickly skirted with heavy groves of fine timber, run from west to east through the county into the Bed river.and afford ample fuel for the settler, pure spring water for all uses.drainage for the land in the spring, and lastly, in a prairie country, the timber forms a pleasing change to the eye, being a relief from the monotony of the vast, flat plain of waving grass, so frequently without a break or landmark of any kind. Our county looks like a large park, with a background of timber in every direc tion. Add to all this the fact that our land is of the well-known black alluvial soil, only to be found in the No. 1 hard banana belt, and the reader has some idea of Walsh county in its natural state. The question now may he asked as to how the people who settled in it took advantage of these benefits and what they have to show for them. The county was organized in 1881, in which year our first railway came in. Since then we have had a growth that, in any other district but the Northwest, would not be credited. We are, fortunately, far from the rail road grant lands and bonanza farms; this brings the farmers much closer to gether than they otherwise would be ; the schools are more numerous, better attended, and we have a regular resi dent population amongst us the whole year round, who feel they have a perma nent interest in the welfare and prosperity of the community. No mat ter in what direction the traveler may look or drive, he sees com fortable farm houses and buildings, with here and there a school house or a church. Our roads are graded, coulies and streams bridged, and wheat fields well cultivated, so that traveling be comes a pleasure and a profit. Our wheat and other grain crop, during the past season has oeen an extra heavy one. We have never yet had a bad crop, or anything approaching it, but I confess to this being the largest of all. The yields reported have been mostly over thirty bushels of wheat to the acre, some reaching over forty, with only an occasional one under twenty five. "-•"' There are about 225,000 acres of wheat in crop in Walsh county, and a* a mod erate estimate there will be *ot less than 4,500,000 bushels of wheat shipped out this soason, after keeping what we need for seed and flour. Besides wheat we are exporting a large quantity of [ potatoes and have heavy crops of corn,' oats, barley and all kinds of vegetables.. This is the land of Goschen if ever there was one. The climate may be cold in winter, but it is a healthy, bracing cold; no dampness in the atmosphere; even the snow has* scarcely enough moisture in it to admit of the snow-ball being made. In summer the weather is all that could be desired, warm days and cool nights. We are well supplied with markets, the eastern half of the county especially, the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba railway having two lines,and the North ern Pacific railway one line across the county. besides water navigation on the Red river. The settlers from the first realized the importance of education for the children, and special attention has always been paid to it, so that although only six years or ganized, we have ninety-six School houses built and fitted up with the latest modern appliances. In places where there is no church, the school house is used for public worship. Our taxes are low, our county has only a small debt, our people are law-abiding and law upholding, and we are very comfortable in every respect; but, like a street car, there is always room for more people, anti if any one is contem plating a change, Walsh county.Dakota, is a good place to come to. - There is not much government land left, and that is in the western part; but intending settlers, if they prefer it, can al ways buy good farms, more or less improved, and convenient to a market, at fair prices and on reasonable terms of payment. There is always some one with more land than he cares to work. We want good farmers in the fullest sense of the term— men who know how to take hold and work. The old idea that no matter how the plowing was done, or the seed put in. we were sure of a big crop is exploded, and in these clays of low prices the profit is in the good farming, and in that alone. To such men there is a gftod opening. If they are doing well and making money where they are, better stay there; if not, and they contemplate a change, it might be well to take a look at what this county has to offer. At the risk of being tedious I give a few statistics from the official statement made on July 1, 1887: Assessment for 1887, -13,913,440, on a basis of half cash value: number of horses, 6,810: cattle. 9.074; swine. 3.249; sheep. 912; number acres deeded land. 505,120; number not deeded. 324,320; number of acres timber, 20,800; species, oak, bass, elm, cotton, box alder: bonded indebtedness. $25, -000; floating indebtedness, nil; cash in treasurer's hands, $33,222; average tax for all purposes on 100 acres, $14.30: rate of average taxation on an assessable basis of one-half cash basis, about 9 cents per acre. All this for a county organized only six years ago looks pretty well, and is the best evidence of the class of people living there. Thank ing you for the opportunity of placing these facts before your numerous read ers. * E. O. Faulk xeu. Buford County. Wii.i.istox, Dee. This is a new town of about sixty inhabitants, started about six months ago. It is situated on the right hank of the Missouri river, bordered by the fine stream called the Muddy, a low, flat prairie land adjoin ing for a distance of twenty miles, a mile on each side of the stream, occupied only by two old settlers who plowed about forty acres of land last fall in an ticipation of the Minneapolis A Mani toba railroad passing through their farm, and then dispose of their products. They have each of them cleared over ■$1,000 on potatoes alone, and, unlike the Eastern farmer who plows his soil and then sows his seed, they put their seed simply on the sod. These facts are enough to convince people simply, like old Horace Greely once said. "Young men, go West." 1 would add, and more especially "go to a new country," where you can raise anything produced on the face of the earth, where you can have a home and a good market for your products. The great advantage for new begin ners to come to this country is in having a knowledge of farming, and raising some slock in connection with it. There is no way of expressing the amount of hay that is on the prairie without the necessary hands to cut it. This part of the country was occupied mainly by In dians up to a few years ago, and. since then, the white settlers were emigrat ing slowly for the want of a communi cation with the world at large. Since the Minneapolis & Manitoba railroad passes through I. from my own knowl edge, count more than seventy-five set tlers in the surrounding country tribu tary to this town, which is to-day the division headquarters, will be the county-scat, and, in all probability, will have a United States land office. 1 The great advantages are these, that everybody finds plenty of good timber to build his house and barn, without a single copper of expense. He has suf ficient springs of the finest kind of water wherever he desires to locate. All the game, such as antelope, deer, wild geese and ducks are here, to fur nish the finest of Delmonico's repasts. ,In fact, 1 lived in Brooklyn city for sev enteen years, and never could dream of any such a realization as to live in a good town without being harassed about rent, taxes, gas hills and various other impositions to break a good-think ing fellow's night's rest. I close this missive hoping it will be read, as it is intended simply for the good of those that lend an attentive ear. G. Bultzyk. McHenry County. Towner, Nov. 2*. — Thinking that perhaps a limited description of this country might be of interest to your many readers I herein take the liberty of pointing out some of its many ad vantages. Towner, the county seat of McHenry county, is situated on the St. Paul, Min neapolis & Manitoba railroad 175 miles est of Grand Forks, at what is known as the first crossing of the Mouse river. It is scarcely one year old: contains a population at the present time of about 300; is substantially built, and the different commercial interests are fully represented by good substantial business men who have come to stay and who have the welfare of the city at heart. The country tributary thereto is as fine as any under the sun. The surface is slightly rolling. The soil is principally of a rich black loam, capa ble of producing the finest vegetables and more to the acre than any other country in America. The average yield of wheat in this vicinity for this season was about twenty-five bushels per acre, No. 1 hard. Aside from its many advantages as a farming country, it possesses in a marked degree "all the essentials of a fine grazing country, and right here let nic say that there are some of the finest bred cattle in the world here. A visit to some of the stock ranches here would be a treat to all lovers of fine stock. There are surely few places where gov ernment land is to be had that offers greater inducements to those seeking homes for themselves in the West than this same Mouse river valley. There are any amount of fine claims that can be had here from three to five miles from this place by simply living on and improving them* as required by the law. To those who are living on rented farms in the East, and just barely man aging to exist from year to year, what great possibilities this country offers, wliere in a few years the farmer tenant will be the possessor of a fine farm, and surroundings and all the comforts of life, and at least a portion of the luxuries. With this prospect before you why will you stick to the rented farm and spend the best years of your life in just simply making a living. Take the ad vice of the late Horace Greely, "Go West, young man." A great many aie daily taking advantage of the facilities for obtaining homes without the.ex penditure of large sums of money, but there is room for many more. John W. Garner. Much Ado About Nothing. Home .Journal. "Did you tell the crowd I was a liar?" asked a Dakota tough, as he approached a man on the street corner, his fits in an attitude for business. ! "Are your interrogatories for the pur pose of retaliation or information?" asked the other. •' "Don't want no back talk.now. Cross eyed Jim says you called me a liar a while ago. an' I wanter know if yer did, kase if yer did I perpose to make it intcrestin' for yer." "O, I comprehend. You merely seek the knowledge to add to your meager stock of information. I think your friend James must have misconstrued my remarks. I merely expatiated to some extent on your proclivity for or nate prevarication." "O. that's all, is it? I thought you couldn't have called me a liar, stranger. What yer take to drink?" HUMAN LIVER EATERS. Issue Day Scenes at the Brule Indian Agency. HOW BUCKS MAKE LOVE. A Scene That Calls to Mind the Span ish Bull Fights— Human Liver Eaters. Special to the Globe. Chambi:iu.aix, Dak., Dec. Walter Scott said: If you would visit fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight. If any one wishes to see the Indian in all his primeval simplicity, innocence, savagery, or whatever one chooses to call it. he should visit an Indian agency on issue day. Just across the Missouri river, and about four miles below this city, stands Brule agency, the head quarters of about 1,500 Indians, includ ing bucks, squaws and pappooses. The Indians begin to arrive the day previous to issue day. and the different trails leading to the agency are lined with In dians on foot, horseback and in wagons. Every one seems to be in the best of humor, the reason no doubt being the contemplation of the good things in store for them on the monow. All is hurry and bustle on the eventful morn ing. " Stately chiefs with long raven locks, trimmed with eagle feathers, converse together in groups, or walk erect and dignified in front of the agent's office. Dirty squaws, with great coffee sacks in their hands, screech at each other and impatiently wait for the business to begin, while the young scions of the prairie, armed with bows and arrows, are popping away at birds and other objects which come in their way. Another romantic feature frequently lends itself to the occasion. The great est of all the human passions; the one that has entered largely into the world's history, which has destroyed men, king doms "and empires, manifests itself among the most simple and primeval forms of mankind. Love has its scat and center in the heart of the young In dian, and he makes life a burden to the object of his affections if she does not return the affection. When an Indian begins to feel the symptoms of love, viz.: loss of sleep, bad appetite, palpitation of the heart, with a vision ot dusky love liness flitting before his imagination, he straightway covers his head with a blanket and proceeds to the tepee of his bronzed sweetheart. She understands what he means and goes forth to meet him. She does not surrender herself immediately. Oh, no, but like her fairer and more civilized sister, she defends the citadel with all her ingenuity, and it may be many moons before she con sents" to let her admirer throw his blanket over her head and enfold her to his manly bosom. lie may spread his blanket with both hands and try to throw it over her head— in the manner that cowboys lasso a refractory steer but she dodges it artfully and laugh ingly retreats to a safe dis tance. When she has annoyed him long enough she affects to forget herself and allows the blanket to fall over her head. The balance is easily told. He points out to her his possessions, if he has any, and if none, what he expects to get when the "old man dies." She is satisfied, and then there are "two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one." But to go back to the more practical and essential part of this subject, the one of issuing rations. When the hour arrives the issue clerk throws open the doors of a large building, which contains sugar, coffee, flour, bacon and many other things, which are served out by assist ants in regular order. The clerk has a list of the heads of the families, with the number of children, and when he calls the name the possessor thereof im mediately responds, and his rations art thrust promiscuously into the capacious sack, which his squaw shoulders and carries to one side. This is repeated until ALL ARE SERVED. Sometimes a buck tries to ring in an extra member to his family, but he is generally caught at it. when a genera! laugh is the result. • And again, another one" will have positive proof of an in crease, in the shape of a young pap poose, who is immediately placed on the list and the rations increased. This, so far. has been the quietest part of the performance. The excitement is yet to come. About one-half mile from the agency, is a large stockade, surrounded by a high fence, made from thick strong slabs, inside of which are corraled forty or fifty wild steers with lank sides and extremely long horns. These are to be slaughtered to furnish beef for the Indians. When the time arrives for the slaughter to take place, there is a general stampede in that direction. The crowd sometimes resembles a moving army, with the*ex ception of one thing, there is no order in the march, and every one gets to the front as rapidly as possible. The top of the stockade is soon lined with dusky faces and red blankets. It resembles a great Spanish bull light to the imagina tive mind, and he can see the activity of the chief man, who, instead of carry ing a sword or a dagger, is armed with a Winchester which soon causes every bullock to bite the dust. All ready! Tin steers are driven into one corner of the stockade, a report rings out and a steer drops. Another and another report, each time thinning the ranks of terri fied creatures until the Winchester i emptv. An Indian standing slightly be hind the marksman, hands him another rifle and he continues the deadly work, until the whole herd of cattle are stretched lifeless in the dust of the arena. Sometimes a shot is not imme diately fatal, and. with a frantic bellow of rage, the frenzied steer plunges madly at his persecutors. lie sometimes clears the ground completely for a time, espe cially if the guns have ali been emptied. But lie is soon finished. When lie makes the charge when the marksman is ready he is sure to fall before he reaches the object of his vengeance. Now you have a rare chance to witness the aboriginal method of flaying and cutting up their meat. With keen-edged knives three or four will gather around each victim. and, with anatomical nicety, he is flayed. unjointed, disembowled and di vided among the clamorous throng. As a rule, the first thing is to cut out the tongue, which is done with all the skill of an accomplished surgeon. Every part is utilized. Most every one has a large piece of raw liver in his hand, which is eaten with great gusto; while pieces of intestines, from one to three feet in length, rapidly disappear down the capacious maws of the hungry horde, for. like the wolf, the Indian is always hungry. There is an ach ing " void just beneath his belt which, like the horse leeches daugh ter, is always crying, "Give, give." While this interesting dessecting process has been going on, some old chief gen erally utilizes the occasion to make an elaborate speech. It may be an account of his own personal exploits, or that of his tribe; it may be a lecture tothe young men, on some of their short-com ings, or it may be something in regard to the Sioux reservation. But whatever it is, it seems to have no effect upon the busy operators, ho seem to be intent only on securing the best quality and largest quantity of their natural and most coveted food. The garrulous old man talks to the wind, unless there happens to be some spectators present who have never witnessed the scene be fore. They generally listen patiently to the harangue and then keep the in terpreter busy the balance of the day unfolding the intricacies ofthe mellifer ous Sioux language. Take a glance into the slaughter pen now! Not a thing in sight of those forty or fifty steers! Everything is cleared up, and only pools of blood mark the place of that san guinary conflict. A long string of wag ons, ponies, dogs and Indians files slowly over the hills toward their te pees, and the day's work is done. The gates of the stockade are shut, and soon the cry of the hungry wolf will alone break the stillness that has taken the place of the din that held sway during the past few hours. S. W. Duncan. Pembina's Musical Event. Special to the Globe. Pembina, Dak., Dec. 9.- Pembina's leading musical event, the concert given last evening for the benefit of the new Episcopal church, was an event of rare musical interest, the court house being filled to overflowing. The singing was most delightful. The instrumental music was also well received. The list of singers embraced prominent local, Minneapolis and Winnipeg talent. The solo renditions of Mrs. W. S. Thomp son, of Minneapolis, , displayed high musical culture. Miss Alexander, of Winnipeg, also sang with exquisite sweetness and beauty of voice. A large fund was raised for the church. A Reform Besom. Special to the Globe. Fargo, Dec. 9— lt is alleged in the local papers that a clothing dealer who this week disposed of his stock very hastily and departed with a trunk and valise which were attached over the river, and whose retreating footsteps awoke a small crowd of creditors, came to grief by "gamboling on the green." It is al leged that numerous other young bus iness men and clerks have found danger and often disaster in the same direction, and that the gentlemen who conduct this avenue of this business absorption, are numerous and indusrous. It is expect ed that most of them will*cross the Ked next week, also many vicious females, as court meets, and it is given out that there is to be a reform besom ou deck good till after court. They Mean Business. Special to the Globe. Fap.oo, Dec. 9.— The board of trade this week met for the first time since local option caused the unpleasantness before election, and there was much of the old time vigor and enterprise manifested. Arrangements were made to establish a creamery and considera tion given several other manufacturing industries that are looking to Fargo for a field. A committee was deputized to visit St. Paul and other points in the in terest of new railroads. It was be lieved that more than one could be se cured the coining season, which would open up new and flourishing districts to the trade of the city. A Lady Loses Her Reason. Bismarck, Dak., Dec. 9.— About six i or eight weeks ago Mrs. M. L. Marsh be- I came insane. To-night her hus- j band was obliged to send her to the Jamestown asylum. This is a sad blow to the neighborhood in which she re- I sided, as she was beloved by all. and a j necessary adjunct to the social life of I the capital city. A petition, signed by numeious citizens, was presented to ! Mayor Bently to-day, praying him to ' appoint M. L. Marsh to the position of i chief of police, made vacant by the res- I ignation of Chief Wilcox, who has taken * the place of .Jerry Davis as assistant j warden at the penitentiary. A Special Election. Special to the Globe. Watkijtowx, Dak., Dec. 9.— spe cial election was held to-day to till the vacancy in the board of aldermen caused by George Watson moving out ofthe First ward. Dr. Jesse Bennett was elected over T. B. Adams by a vote of nearly three to one. The Lennox Failure. Special to the Globe. Caxtox, Dak., Dec. 9.— The assets of O. Holden, general merchant at Lennox who assigned, are placed at $5,479.6:!; liabilities, 19,756.96. Book accounts are included in the assets that are md worth .V) cents, and the creditors will have slim picking. Edwards and the Hole. Dakota Blizzard. Maj. Edwards— who is connected with the Fargo Argus— is a very large man, but he can crawl through a very, very small hole. Some two weeks ago he charged Col. Benton with suffering from a "loathsome disease." Now he says he "reproved the audience for listening to a rheumatic wretch."*' The hole in this case is very microscopic. j. A DAKOTA WAR HORSE. the senior of the Progress and Chron iclc, at La Moure, is doubtless the old est of Dakota editors. Born in the '20' s in a rural district of New York, and deprived of his father by death in early childhood, he lived among strangers, and enjoyed few of the pleasures and advantages of a home. Transferred from the country to the city, his twelfth year found him in a printing office in Utica, N. V., where he acquired some reputation as a writer and speaker be fore reaching the age of seventeen. His health failing embarked ou a sea voyage, going before the mast, during which he circumnavigated the globe, returning at the age of nineteen : and at twenty was sounding the praises of Henry Clay in a country Whig journal, of which he was editor and proprietor. In subsequent years, becoming dis gusted with the pro-slavery policy of the Fillmore administration, he aban doned politics, studied, law and was ad mitted to the bar at Saratoga, N, V.; hut the repeal of the Missouri compro mise in 18*4 so far excited his free soil ire as to induce him to re-enter the journalistic lists, which he did as the founder of The Saratogian, and that paper soon became a power in the politics of Northern New York. This connection was severed in 1870, when he left the Empire state, where he had repeatedly figured in conventions, legislation clerkships and as a member of the Re publican state committee, of which lat ter he was secretary and an active man ager in the Lincoln campaign '04. Coming West, he was lirst connected with the Omaha Republican as half owner and editor in '71, going out the same year on the consolidation of that journal with the Tribune. The next four years lie was editor and part owner of the Davenport (Io.) Gazette, and in '75 represented the local hoard of Daven port in the national board of trade at Philadelphia. But the labors of a morn ing dally journal proving too severe, he exchanged his Davenport Interest for the sole proprietorship of the afternoon Daily Ilerald at Clinton, in the same stale, with which lie was connected until he came to Dakota, a period of six years. While in lowa his services and position in the Bepublican party were recognized in naming him for presi dential elector iv the campaign of 76, and in his choice for temporary chair man of the state convention which selected delegates to the national con vention at Chicago In 1880. On coming to Dakota he bought a fine section of land near Fargo, and for three years culti vated 660 acres of wheat and oats. This farm lie sold in ISS3, and in the follow ing year, in company with his son, Franklin Potter, became connected with the La Moure Progress, with which the Chronicle was subsequently consoli dated. Since these changes the paper has made a place for itself in the ranks of the Dakota press, while its experi enced chief is already quite well known, not only to the profession, but to all who are taking an active part in terri torial affairs. Though somewhat ad vanced In years, Mr. Potter is still in full vigor and apparently as capable as ever of performing the manifold duties of his position. Mr. Potter made an active canvass for division daring the last campaign, but probably realizes now that he made a mistake. ...;;: A DISH OF SALAD. The Globe has information that up wards of fourteen thousand names of citizens of the territory of Da kota have already been signed to the petition calling the convention to me morialize congress for the admission ot Dakota ar Aberdeen Dec. 15. This cvi- dence of the deep-seated desire - of the people of Dakota for admission presages a large convention, and one whose in fluence can be made to extend to the full fruition of their desire, if wisdom and good council prevail. This being the last issue of the Dakota edition of the Globe before the convention as sembles, our Dakota' friends will not deem it out of place in the Globe to offer a few well-meant suggestions as to the proper course to be pursued. It should be borne in mind that much noise and opposition have been raised through fear that this convention would take action or declare in favor of a relocation of the seat of government, recommend changes in the J boundaries of judicial districts and the i location of courts, and in fact, while os tensibly called for the purpose of secur ing the admission of the territory, it would be manipulated in the interests of favored localities and political cliques. The GLOBE has given no credence to those assertions of the division press. From thorough acquaintance with the J gentlemen who have been most active | in the promotion of the convention, it feels justified in asserting that any pur- I pose of that character is wide of their I motives and desires. They are | honorable men. and their in- I terest and disinterested labors in behalf of Dakota's statehood are to i them it matter of patriotism. Let fears I and vituperation give place to confidence j and approval. The Globe sincerely hopes that the convention will be a thor oughly representative body. It believes that it will be. Let deliberation and tin selfishness prevail. The convention j should prepare and adopt a plain, sim ple, jet dignified memorial, setting J forth concisely the facts entitling Da ' kota to admission as a state. It should i show her population and resources, her j development, past and present; and j when adopted and signed by every j member of the convention, a committee i composed of level-headed and conserva ! tive men should be appointed by -the I convention to present the memorial to congress, and labor for its -recognition. j This done, the convention should ad journ. The various railroads in Dakota have officially announced the sale of round trip tickets from all points in Dakota to the Aberdeen convention at the very moderate price of a fare and a fifth. Par ties desiring to attend the convention are required to take from the office where the ticket is purchased a receipt and a certificate entitling them to their return passage for one-fifth the regular fare. The certificate to be counter signed by Mr. W. C. Hougiitox, who will be in attendance at the convention for that purpose. In a large number of counties it is no ticed that conventions have been held and delegates chosen to the Aberdeen convention. It is a noticeable fact that great fairness has been shown in the se lection of delegates, and both of the great parties equally represented. In Edmunds county, entitled to six dele gates, two arc Democrats, two Republi cans, and two are Prohibitionists. Con spicuous for their absence are the names of a great many Dakota gentlemen whose only business in the past has appeared to be professional delegate. This augurs well for the convention. Let it be emphatically a people's con vention, of the people ami for the peo ple, and the result can but prove satis factory. _ THE EDITORS' CIRCUS. Sees Through a Glass Darkly. Dakota Senior. The Globe may not care a bit, but we don't like the way it treats the local op tion question in Dakota. If not decid edly opposing the expressed voice of the people of the territory in this matter, the Globe is invariably— either editorially or through its correspondents— trying to forecast evil results from prohibition, and is even inclined to ridicule the W. C. T. I., an organization worthy of the ul most credit and respect for it's untir ing efforts in behalf of the right during the recent campaign. We must admit that the Globe has considerable influ ence, and we are sorry to see it exerted, even presumably, in opposition to the enforcement of existing law. Where Is Col. Steele? Aberdeen Xews. Col. W. F. .Steele, the erstwhile states man of Kidder county, seems of late to have fallen into a state of "innocuous desuetude." The St. Paul papers in terview him no more and the territorial papers seldom mention his name. And yet the time was when Col. Steele was a power in the land. He was a veritable Dakota rustler, too. Kidder county owes her growth and prosperity, In a large measure, to him. But sometimes coun ties, as well as "republics, are ungrate ful." The News would like to see Steele back in Dakota again. The ter ritory cannot afford to lose such men. What Good Will It Do? Grand Rapid? Journal. Another gloomy period of years as a territory will result from the foolish di vision scheme voted upon this fall. Congress will be duly petitioned for di vision this winter, but what good will it do? With a determined frown she will say No! most emphatically. And not until Dakota's citizens crush tho petty schemes of the politicians and knock at the door of congress for admis sion as a whole, will she bo permitted to join the sisterhood of states. Con gress dare not refuse us then, but has plenty of excuse to do so now. Proved Its Earnestness. Chamberlain Democrat. The Church administration lias proven that it is in earnest with regard to col lecting the gross earnings' tax from tho railroads. Eight engines of the North ern Pacific have been seized by the ter ritorial treasurer to satisfy a claim for 14*2,000. Cheeky Pierce, who failed to collect this tax. will now have to hunt up some new charges to prefer against the administration. Fierce Wastes His Time. Devil's Lake News. Pierces ideas about railroad taxation will hardly go down the common sense Dakotian's throat. They cannot under stand why, owning 27 per cent of all the property In the territory, the rail roads should pay only 5 per cent of all the taxes that are paid. The people are Willi Ward in this; and Gilbert N. P. Pierce will waste time trying to con vince them that they are wrong. . They Will Lay For Him. Mand.'iu Pioneer. It will do no harm to state that there are a good many people who are not at all proud of Mr. Pierces erratic course in the matter of Judge Francis. Ho lias evinced a narrowness of vision that has not been at all commendable. If ever he Is to be elected to any office in this territory, lie must be elected in op position to a very respectable vote that will "lay" for him. For Highway Robbery. Special to the Globe. Yankton, Dak., Dec. (».— ln the dis trict court to-day, John Doyle, George Wilson and L. G. Saline were sentenced to two years in the penitentiary tor highway robbery committed last sum mer- 'AAA. i\ 7-77..