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It looks more and more as if Dakota
Would enjoy the affliction of the sleepy
old gent from Canton for another term
iii congress unless the Democrats har
monize enough to elect a man, or state
hood is attained. There are a good
many other parties exceedingly anxious
to go to Washington as the delegate,
hut somehow they don't seem to get
very far into the race. A few weeks
ago Allen in the north and PALMES
in the south seemed to be full-fledged
candidates. The latter had a tussle
with ?i**f**-nGREAV, and appears to have
had l.*ts 'ambition and courage so badly
■jostled that it is not certain that
he will make any further effort to
get out of private life. As for Gen.
Allen, there is apparently no reason to
doubt that he is still a candidate— the
trouble is to find his support. He has
wide acquaintance and friends in many
parts of the territory, but they are mod
est about obtruding their opinions upon
the public. There is some active oppo
sition, but no appreciable support visi
ble. The question was recently raised
whether he had the friendship of any
paper in his own county. Col. Plum
->:■•:•■ boldly announced that he would
carry the Allen banner— occasionally
—a little— but no other sheet had a word
in response. The reform element that
has lately captured the party machine
in that county is not friendly to the gen
eral, and it may De ill-humored enough
to deprive him of his home support.
Melvin Grigsby, at Sioux Falls, ap
pears to develop more strength against
Gifford than any other man now
named, and if "Smoked Yank" could be
generally read, there would be consid
erable enthusiasm for him. He will no
doubt divide with the member the coun
ties of the southeast From present ap
pearances, however, his strength need
not disturb the Gifford slumbers.
There are a good many counties that
indicate a disposition to compliment
some prominent citizen with their votes,
not, however, with any expectation that
it will expose him to any danger of a
nomination. Bismarck has a man named
Lit ii. i: put on a brand new division
platform for advertising purposes.
Aberdeen has a popular name in ex-
Mayor Sun. i. man, and Redfield lias an
ambitious young man, Frank A.
Dames. The little comedy over the
candidacy of E. W. Caldwell is
played, and Plummer insists that he
has a surer thing in Chicago, and with
hie oratorical turmoil in the fields to be
worked in the employ of the Republi
can committees. The good luck of
Gifford does not lie in his own
strength, but in the weakness and mul
tiplicity of his opponents. It may be
easier to unite on him as an inoffensive
negation than oil a man who has force
and points. Hence it looks now as if
Gifforp would be nominated to suc
ceed himself.
Those who are honestly for prohibi
tion as a consideration of more im
portance than the success of any politi
cal party or the promotion of any
question prominent in party platforms,
will now begin to see that they must
stand by themselves and separate their
cause from the schemes of politicians.
The Republicans gave them local option
in order to keep them quiet and save their
votes, but they are not bothering them
selves to enforce the law. They allow it to
be violated in the towns, and then say it
is a failure and should be discarded.
The Plaindealer,a prominent Republican
paper, says: "That prohibition is a fail
ure in ('rand Forks county, at least, is
now admitted on all sides. The next
question is, what shall we do with it? It
has cost Grand Forks county and city
over 1*30,000 to determine that prohibition
did not prohibit. It will cost in excess
of 130,000 every year that the experiment
is continued." That is the view taken
in all the larger towns, and preparations
are being made to vote it out in Novem
ber. In Fargo even the board of trade
is taking action in that direction. The
Bismarck Tribune, the capital organ of
the Republicans, breaks ground for the
repeal of the law and the substitution
of high license. It says: "High license
legislation has been successful thus far
in other states, while local option in
** Dakota is a failure."
It adds further: "The Republicans
of. Jamestown acted wisely in refrain
ing, at least until their next territorial
convention, from passing any specific
resolutions regarding the liquor traffic."
It will be remembered that the con
vention of Republican clubs, represent
ing the active and controlling element
of the party, refused to take ground for
prohibition, and the Jamestown conven
tion refused to go beyond the meaning
less expression of opposition to intem
perance. They mean to feed the pro
hibitionists with taffy and prom
ises, but hold on to the liquor
vote. It is their evident purpose to
make up an issue for the next
legislature, either of repeal of local op
tion and adoption of high license, or to
leave the law virtually a dead letter in
the localities where public sentiment is
antagonistic. It is not intimated that
more is to be expected of the Democrats. .
They do not profess to be friendly to
extreme legislation dictating personal
habits, and there is no hypocritical
winking done by them. The point is
that the prohibitionists should rally
around their own standard and not be
sold out by Republican politicians. If
they believe prohibition is the only im
portant issue, they ought to operate with
those who hold that belief. The Prohi
bition party has had a remarkable
growth, and its leaders believe it is des
tined to take the place of the Republi
can party and compete with the Demo
crats for supremacy. They are not vis
ionary in this.
As the Grand Forks Plaindealer in
terprets the platform of its party on the
tariff question, as constructed at James
town, it Is opposed to a tariff like the
present, which "permits of unwarrant
ed, unjust and inhuman exactions of
the laboring and producing classes."
To illustrate the matter, it adds: "James
6. Blame is on record as favoring our
present tariff. The Republican party
of the territory of Dakota is on record
as opposed to it."
The Jamestown convention was nearly
a unit for Blame, although as a matter
of policy it would' not instruct. But
the Grand Forks paper, which fa
vors tariff reform, either interprets the
tariff plank quite differently from its
fram ers, or is indulging in sarcasm. It
is a protective tariff platform, and no
republican who stands upon it will
have any difficulty in supporting
Blame. -■'■*->■■ .■'^•f--,**-
• ■*•*•"••-. •
Maj. Barrett's Aberdeen Republi
can intimates in an explanatory way, of
the omission at Watertown to promul
gate in favor of statehood, that it was
well known that all Democrats are in
favor of statehood. Even .if that
is the exact fact, there are some
truths that it is well to repeat.
No one doubted that the Repub
licans as a body have always been
in favor of ' division, but they re
peated the ancient chestnut with ampli
fications and sonorosity. Very Jew
platforms are largely composed of new
dogmas. Statehood is popular, and full
of healthy promise for the material in
terests of the people. It is a good time
for the Democrats to proclaim popular
things. The dilatory Democrats at
Washington might, perhaps, be incited
to renewed and desirable activity by a
loud voice from their party friends in
The scheme to hold the convention at
Huron the second week in- July, in
sections, is somewhat ingenious. The
same delegates can attend each, by
judicious use of proxies, and make a
formidable showing. It does not appear
why the subdivision is limited to four,
when there were such large possibili
ties—the bankers and merchants, attor
neys, preachers and editors, each have
a convention; but the doctors, the
school teachers, the tall men and short
men, the good-looking and reverse, and
the ladies, might each have a conven
tion. It is not precisely defined what
the conventions are to accomplish, but
division is, of course, the main purpose.
If the object is to furnish capital for the
Republicans in the campaign, or tore
peat the gatherings of a similar charac
ter in the past, it will hardly pay ex
penses. Should it take ground" for state
hood simply— one, two or more
states— or better, one state with division
whenever desired by the people— it
might have a beneficial effect and com
mand the approval of the public in the
country at large, as well as in the terri
* -*
A Republican paper in Dakota 'says:
"This is the proper year for the Repub
licans of this territory to do everything
decently and in order."
About how often, it might be asked,
do such years come, and when was the
* *
A Day county paper enumerates,
among the articles covered by a mort
gage recorded there last week, an old
cat, her kittens, and an undivided in
terest in a well. No one would be likely
to run away with the well, but the cat
might scat.
* *
It is a question of some interest
whether a county can pre-empt a quar
ter section of land for county seat pur
poses, under section 2250 of the United
States statutes. The county board in
Dickey has filed on the land, been re
fused by the local land office and taken
an appeal to Washington.
» *
There are a good many persons in
Dakota who seem to be pleased over the
refusal of the Democratic convention in
Illinois to nominate ex-Commissioner
Sparks for governor. Perhaps they
wish him to come to Dakota and hold a
land office.
* *
In view of the fact that Grand Forks
county adopted local option by a large
majority, comprising most of the Nor
wegian vote, it is said, it seems a little
queer to read in the papers of that city
that the procession to celebrate Nor
wegian independence, May 17, took its
route past the breweries of the city,
stopping at each and partaking of re
freshments, "which added much to the
lightheadedness of the crowd." If the
number of breweries and the frequency
with which they came in the route had
been stated, a closer estimate could be
made of the accession to the lightness of
heart. Judge MoConnell has dis
pensed injunctions and other restraints
in that locality freely, and still it seems
that the breweries are able to hold out
inducements to public processions.
Prohibition doesn't seem to stop the flow
of the amber-colored beverage there.
* *
There has been some confusion in the
general mind in regard to the election
of school superintendents in the various
counties. As gathered from the opin
ions of officials, every township having
the school township system must elect
in June, although the incumbents will
thereby loose a part of their two years.
Independent or chartered districts are
not subject to the superintendent, and
cannot vote for him, although he may
be a resident of one of them. The su
perintendent of Lawrence county may
live at Deadwood, which has no elec
tion—a rather novel feature of the law
as construed.
• :». * *
- *
Four years ago Delegate Gifford
was elected by 50,455 majority. In 1886
this was reduced to 26,054. At that rate
he will have a tight squeeze if ho is the
candidate again this year.
¥■ *
The Woman's Journal elicits from the
construction of the school law the rather
peculiar feature that while the married
mother cannot vote, as the laws only
recognize the father as in control of the
children, the mother of an illegitimate
child is a legal voter at school elections.
Evidently the legislator has not worked
out a model school system yet.
Sioux Falls must be near the precincts
of a boom when a capitalist comes out
from Maine to drop 8100,000 simply as
an investment, and is but one of a sa
gacious throng. _ . .
* *
Dr. Allow ay, of Grand Forks, who
travels in the interest of owners of ani
mals, and stands a good deal of abuse,
has lately returned from an official tour
in South Dakota, and says to his home
paper: "The corn crop of Dakota for
the ensuing year will certainly exceed
30.000,000 bushels. The live stock of this
section was found, with very few ex
ceptions, to be in excellent condition.
It is surprising the number of thor
oughbred horses and cattle that have in
the past year found their way into these
southeastern counties of the territory.
This section is rapidly drifting into a
purely live stock region."
* *
1 A gentleman fell off the deck of a Red
river steamer in Pembina county, and
when found some weeks later the coro
ner seems to have been indignant that
only 0 cents could be found in his pock
ets and so had the body put in a box and
buried on the bank of the river. Trav
elers on the dangerous Red should al
ways carry at least a dime in anticipa
tion of the needs of the coroner.
* »
One of his county papers wonders if
Jem La Moire has lost his grip, in
view of the failure at Jamestown. Jud
belongs to an age prior to newspapers,
and like the Indians, passes away be
fore the new forces. He has evidently
lost his grip, not to be regained. -
While the Jamestown convention
1 favored division very strongly, it did not
recoguize the South Dakota state that
has been so long proposing to get on its
feet and walk all by itself. Isn't there
a convention called for July to diagnose
its condition? ' . '
« *
The Bowdle Pioneer, in Edmunds
county, states that in that vicinity, in
digging a well, forty feet below the" sur
face was found a petrification of a part
of a human body; also a petrified bone,
handle of a knife. There were a good
many things transpiring in prehistoric
# *
If Judge Levisee, the district at
torney of Traill county, interprets the
law right, the elevator men made a
sorry blunder. They moved out two or
three millions of wheat in April, sup
posing that assessments were not made
till May 1. But this Traill authority
finds that personal property is to be
listed April 1. Other counties arc in
terested, for there was a general clean
ing out of elevators in April. Such
blunders as this must be extremely
vexatious to the wheat speculators who
sought to relieve the assessors of trou
« *
There seems to be a growing disposi
tion among the farmers, especially
those of the alliance, to act inde
pendently of the political parties this
year. They will be likely to make mat
ters more interesting than usual.
* -it-
It is somewhat a novel idea that the
Black Hills should be an exporter of
potatoes, but one of the papers says
that 87,000 worth were shipped to
Chicago, Sioux City, Omaha, Dcs
Moines, Davenport and Council Bluffs.
Their quality was pronounced superior,
and the railroads encouraged the enter
prise, which is likely to greatly develop.
* *
An observing writer, in speaking of
the attitude of Gen. Allen toward the
delegate candidacy, is able to see him
"flit about, with no apparent opposition
in North Dakota, and a cautious mili
tary smile disturbing the equipoise of
his imperial as he sees South Dakota in
her biennial quarrel, making the suc
cess of the north possible." That smile
is not expanding much of late.
* *
In perpetuating the injunctions
against the blind pig people in several
of the counties of his district, Judge
McCoNNELL indicates that there is to be
no winking on his bench at local option
fractures. This injunction put pigs in
rather a tight place, as any violation is
a contempt of court, and courts make
contempt an expensive luxury— unless,
of course, there is mitigation in the con
trol of a newspaper, etc.
* ■*
In referring to the effectiveness of
these injunctions, a Fargo attorney re
lates that one night recently he heard
sounds of hilarity in a prominent busi
ness block, and on investigation found
himself in a room with some twenty
young men. A large-sized barrel of beer
and numerous bottles of whisky deco
rated the table— the hilarity was ex
plained. Towards daylight the barrel
and bottles became empty and the com
pany dispersed. Such gatherings, he
said, were frequent, and they generally
have supplies to carry them through
the night. The pig holds his soirees in
different localities different nights— and
young men are becoming very dissi
* *
The Church's Ferry paper records
the good fortune of one of its citizens,
lately Jim, now Hon. James Church,
in becoming one of the heirs to an es
tate near St. Paul, valued at $5,000,000.
The good fortune is due to the death of
one William N. Brown, an uncle,
some time since. Such uncles are al
ways popular, if they die at the proper
The half of the Sioux reservation to
be opened is but about one-third of the.
public land in Dakota still unsettled,
but it has an area equal to the four
states of New Hampshire, Massa
chusetts, New Jersey and Maryland.
It will be all settled up within five
* *
Col. Plummets notes the absence of
many familiar faces at Republican con
ventions, and accounts for them by the
statement that they have returned to
the Democrats. There is something in
this." In former times there has been
virtually but one party, and Democrats
have aided the Republicans in local
politics. The fact that they are going
back to their old party shows that there
is a live Democratic party to go to.
Still, a good many like, Col. Plvmmer-,
will linger, as they have, either secured
office or situations that bring them
* #
The enterprise shown by the Mani
toba system in reaching out into the
new regions, both north and south,
leaves little doubt that it will be found
among the early roads in the Black
Hills. The surveyors of the road are
reported already in the field, heading
toward the Hills.
-«• *
There are fifty-six cases upon the
docket of the supreme court at Yankton,
and the term can hardly continue more
than two weeks. This shows the need
of an enlarged court, or one that can sit
long enough to do its work. The local
courts take up nearly all the time of the
members of the court.
* *
The towns that didn't get either of
the conventions are figuring up what
they lost on account of local option, sup
posing that controlled the location.
Each convention, it is estimated, left
from §10,000 to -515,000 in the town.
On this basis Watertown and James
town each took in from 8*20,000 to
880,000 from the two conventions. It
costs something.to be dry and good.
* *
George W. Hopp, one of the ten
deputed to the Republican convention
at Chicago, gives editorial prominence
to the statement "that indifference, in
competence, and questionable character
are the only three qualifications pos
sessed by Gifford as delegate to con
gress." He might add somnolence as
one of his chronic disabilities.
» *
As Mr. Springer has been renomi
nated for congress by acclamation, the
job will be open from this on for the
Dakota league clubs to knock him out
of time. This is the great achievement
on the programme, ami it will not be
found a small one. Plummer may
sweat a good deal in that district with
out affecting the result. Two years
ago, an off year, there was some oppo
sition to Mr. Springer, and his ma
jority was cut down to 900. This year
there was no opposition to him, and the
majority in that district in .a presi
dential year is from 3,500 to 4,000. But
the clubs should not be discouraged. If
they can defeat Springer they can
earn all the money they may be prom
ised. . '■-'-,
•» * *
In addition to the Chaska freak,
Dakota is now furnishing a Chicago
museum a Black Hills product of a pair
of twins with wool where the hair
ought to grow, so dense and knotted
that it cannot be combed. Some of the
political freaks of the great territory
will be exhibited at Chicago next month.
The Loan Association Fixes Rates for
All the Counties in South Dakota.
Old Loans Being Paid up Well and
. Lower Rates Are to Be
Special to the Globe.
Hunox, Dak., May Early last fall
the Dakota Mortgage Loan association
held a meeting in this city and adopted
a scale of values for lands and improve
ments in South Dakota. These values
went into effect aud were carefully
adhered to by the various loan com
panies doing business in South Dakota
as members of the association. It was
soon discovered that while in the ma
jority of counties the values were all
right, in other localities radical changes
were necessary.- After giving the
scheme a trial for six months or more,
it was decided to either rearrange the
scale or abolish it entirely. To this
end a
by the executive committee, and the as
sociation assembled in this city. Nearly
two days were consumed in the discus
sion of this perplexing scale of values.
Many of the members favored abolish
ing the scale, but to do so would give
too much leeway to agents. It was
finally decided to revise the rates and
give the new values a thorough trial.
To this scale the twenty-five companies
doing business in South Dakota sub
scribed their names. The fifty-six
counties were divided into eight classes,
as follows:
The amount loaned not to exceed 40
per cent of the maximum valuation of
the best unimproved lands not affected
by proximity to railroad stations.
Class 1.-— Counties: Buffalo, Campbell,
Emmons, Mcintosh and Walworth,
lands less than 2 miles from railroad
station, value $700; 2 and under 5 miles,
•5000; 5 miles and under 10, $550; 10 and
over, $500.
Class 11. -Counties: Charles Mix, Ed
munds, Faulk (west 2 tiers of town
ships), Hand (west 1 tier of townships),
Hyde, Hughes, Jerauld (west 3 tiers of
townships), McPhersou, Potter and
Sully, less than 2 miles from railroad
station, $750; 2 miles and under 5, $700;
5 miles and under 10, $000; 10 miles and
over, $550.
Class lll.— Counties: Aurora, Beadle,
(west 1 tier of townships) Brown, (west
I tier of townships) Brule, Douglas,
Faulk, east 5 tiers of townships, Hand,
ail south of township 112, east of range
70. Sanborn and Spink, west 1 tier of
townships, less than 2 miles from rail
road station, $800; 2 and under 5, $750;
5 ami under 10, $050; 10 and over. $000.
Class IV.— Counties : Beadle, all ex
cept west 1 tier of townships. Clark,
Day, Deuel, Dickey, Grant, Hamlin,
Hand, all north of township 111, east of
range 70, Marshall, Roberts, Sargent
and Spink, except west 1 tier of town
ships, less than 2 miles from railroad
station, $1,000; 2 miles and less than 5,
$000; 5 and under 10, $S00; 10 aud over,
Class V.— Counties : Brookiugs.Brown,
except west 1 tier of townships, Coding
ton. Davison, Hanson, Kingsbury, Lake,
McCook and Miner, less than." 2 miles
from railroad station, $1,200; 2 miles
and under 5, $1,100; 5 miles and under
10, $1,000; over 10 miles, $900.
Class Counties: Hutchinson,
Moody, aud Turner, less than 2 miles
from railroad station, $1,600; 2 miles
and under 5, $1,400: over 5 and under 10
miles, $1,200; 10 miles or over, $1,100.
Class Vll.— Counties: Bon Homme
and Lincoln, less than 2 miles from rail
road station, $1,700; 2 miles and under
5, $1,500; Smiles and under 10, $1,400;
over 10 miles, $1,200.
Class V lll.— Counties: Clay, Minne
haha, Union and Yankton, the fixing of
values is left to the lender.
The following is the maximum to be
loaned on buildings, and in no case
shall an amount be loaned in excess of
the insurance policy, with usual mort- !
gage clause. Nor shall a building be
counted as increasing the amount
loaned unless built of brick, stone or
lumber, of a separate value of $200:
Within two miles of railroad station
the loan must not exceed :>i% per cent;
two miles and less than five, not to ex
ceed 30 per cent; five miles and less
than ten, not to exceed 25 per cent; ten
miles and over, not to exceed 20 per
Improvements shall be valued not to
exceed 33X per cent of valuation. Land
plowed two or more times and in good
state of cultivation, will be valued at $3
per acre; fences and buildings at actual
value— not cash.
The above schedule will he readily
understood by using this example: Sup
pose a farmer desires a loan on 100 acres
of land under class IV., located four
miles from a railroad station, it would
be valued at $900, of which 40 per cent
would be $300; 80 acres of cultivated
land, $240; 20 acres of new breaking,
$40; fence, $50; total improvements,
aside from buildings. $330: of which
33% per cent would be $110; value of
the buildings, $500, of which 30 per cent
would be $150, thus making the total
amount to be loaned on this farm, $020.
Many, in fact the greater number, of
loans made at the time of the big rush
four and five years ago are now due, or
will be due by the end of the present
year. Already agents are hunting up
the mortgages and arranging to make
other loans. A great many will be
ready to meet their obligations when
due, and although overtures for making
a new loan at a more moderate rate of
interest than heretofore, farmers who
can will free themselves from earning
a heavy indebtedness on their farms.
The prospects for an abundant crop at
the close of the present season is so en
couraging that money loaners will not
reap as great a harvest in the fall of
1838 as in previous years.

Claimed to Re the Finest in the
Entire Territory.
Special to the Globe.
Plankinton, May 25.— The Lahore
building is undergoing thorough re
pairs which, when completed, will
vastly improve its appearance and ap
pointments. It will be occupied by the
Library association, which was organ
ized by the ladies of Plankinton some
two months ago through voluntary con
tributions from her citizens. Plankin
ton will soon boast of the best supplied
library in the territory, where the resi
dents as well as the visiting and travel
ing strangers can enjoy their leisure in
wholesome and instructive literature. *
Annual Fire Parade.
Special to the Globe.
Huron, Dak., May 25.— The annual
parade and inspection of the Huron fire
department occurred this evening.
Four hose and two hook and ladder
companies, preceeded by a band, all in
uniform, made fine appearances. There
is a grand ball and reception in ""the*,
opera house to-night, which is largely
attended and is a fine affair. The ap
proaching tournament creates much in
The Tariff Craze.
Grand Forks Plaindealer.
Perhaps the most remarkable feature
of the high-tariff craze which now pos
sesses the managers of the Republican
party, is the fact that this devotion to
protection for protection's sake is op
posed 10 the whole history of the party.
The remarkable feature of this change
of base, which has been executed by the
Republican party during the last - few
years, is that it has been made at a
time when the policy of a high tariff*
for the sake of a high tariff is more un
popular than ever before in our history
It really seems a case of the . madness"
with which parties, as well as men, are
afflicted when they are to be destroyed
A Long List of Commercial Trav
elers Whom "Charlie" Ran
Ned Sears, one of the most popular
hat and cap salesmen on the line, and
who has a very large trade, was seen at
Le Sueur Tuesday. . I -i-
S. B. Gault, St. Paul, was seen on the
line, contracting Eastern freight. S. B.
is an old freight man and understands
his business thoroughly.
A. W. Bardwell, of Chicago, was
looking after business along the line.
E. H. Tobey, from the Mill city, was
at Le Sueur.
W. Taylor, of Minneapolis, was
along the line.
W. S. Leland, of Chicago, opened up
and talked to the trade at Le Sueur.
C. A. Lambert was talking groceries
at Henderson. Yanz, Griggs & Howe
receive his orders.
"C. F. Gray, Chicago," is the way
he placed it on the register at the
Higgins house, Le Sueur.
Charlie Holmes, who carries a grip
for Maxfield & Seabury, was seen at the
S. C. Winans, who hails from Chicago,
was seen along the line working hard
for his house.
11. 11. Harries, whose name is the
head of the new Spice Mills Baking
Powder company, of Minneapolis, was
seen along the line. 11. 11. is an old
time K. of G., and he; finds it hard to
give up the grip altogether, so he
takes a trip occasionally.
J. F. Parker, of St. Paul, was hustling
along the line, working hard.
Harry Shaubut, with grip in hand,
was seen at Kasota Junction, making
rapid strides to catch a train on the
Northwestern, and he got there.
Harvey Baxter, of the New Ulm vine
gar works, was looking up the trade and
visiting at Le Sueur,his old home. They
say Harvey is doing well.
C. D. Waldo, with C. P. Scott & Co.,
Chicago, is an old-timer, and is an en
thusiast on the subject of the Minnesota
gopher. He tells a good story of his
gopher hunting at Edgerton.
C. N. Powell, of New York, was at the
Turner house, Pipestone.
J. R. Fitch, an old K. of P., opened up
at Pipestone. Wyman, Mullen & Co.,
Minneapolis, receive his orders.
M. McCullum, of La Crosse, whom
everybody knows on the West end, car
ries a Cigar grip and was seen at Pipe
W. Florence, from the commercial
center of the Northwest, was seen along
thy line.
L. Westheimer, of Jackson street, St.
Paul, was showing up a fine line of spec
tacles at Henderson.
W. 11. Lashbrook, of Chicago, put in
an -appearance at Belle Plaine on Mon
K. C. Buckeye, of Beloit, Wis., was
seen at Mankato. He sells plows.
A. J. Alwin, an earnest worker, was
seen at Sheldon, 10., showing up a fine
line of hats and caps. McKibbin& Co.,
St. Paul, receive his orders.
Jerry Palmer, a popular salesman,
who represents Jewett. Sherman & Co.,
Milwaukee, was in Mankato Tuesday
last. J. C. is a man of much experience
and sells large amounts of goods in his
line. F-SB
C. S. Gryer, from the Saintly City,
was at the Mankato house Wednesday.
J. G. Eberlee put in an appearance at
Mankato Tuesday.
N. Green wald, an old St. Paul boy,
who now|hails from Chicago, was seen on
the streets at Mankato.
J. D. 11. Painter, of the Omaha road,
was attending strictly to business at
Lc Verne.
William T. Desmond was busy as a
bee at Woodstock.
M. Olson, with the new St. Paul
crockery house ot Wemott, Howard &
Co., was seen at Sioux Falls. Martin is
a rustler and an old-time C. T.
George Smith, with Lanpher, Finch &
Skinner, St. Paul, was out along the
line working hard for trade.
E. W. Pease, representing Wyckoff.
Seamaus & Benedick, St. Paul, was
talking up typewriting machines at
C. D. Boyd was seen at Shakopee.
J. S. Carey, the agreeable representa
tive of Robinson, Strauss & Co., mil
linery, St. Paul, was seen at Le Sueur.
G. W. Ilorton, Cedar Rapids, 10., was
at Le Verne.
J. Dellilield, St. Paul, was displaying
a fine line of notions at Belle Plaine.
D. P. Moore, of Dubuque, who repre
sents the dry goods trade, was seen
along the line.
Elmer Goodrich was showing up his
samples at Alton on Monday. Elmer is
a good fellow, and has many friends.
Powers' Dry Goods company secures his
I. H. Wing, the genial representative
of Foot, Schulze & Co., was seen Tues
day on the train, with his trunks
checked through for the west end. He
lives ot Brookings, but contemplates re
moving back to his old home and first
love, the Saintly City. 1. 11. is an old
time K. of. G., and a hard and success
ful worker.
W. 11. Mc-Collom, with Harrison,
Farmington &. Co., Minneapolis, was
seen at Mankato.
F. L. Holliday, with his grocery grip,
in the interest of Marston & Co., La
Crosse, was seen at Pipestone.
C. P. Hunter, the clever representa
tive of the Globe Spice company, Min
neapolis, was seen at Carver. C. P. is
an admirer of horse flesh and sports a
2 ;40 pacer at home.
. Mankato is getting to be a great Sun
day resort for the boys, and mine host,
Hamilton and Clerk 'Phelps, know ex
actly how to treat them. Following are
a few of those who tarried there Sunday :
C. J. Grant, Chicago; A. J. Saver, Chi
cago; William Long, -Dubuque; W. S.
LeLand. Milwaukee; J. Lehman, Janes
ville ;W. C. Rush, Racine; Frank S.
Udell. St. Louis; J. 11. Gates, Sioux
City; Fred Muzz, Chicago; J. S. Carey,
St. Paul: E. A. Blanchard, Chicago; W.
F. Kennicott, La Crosse; C. W. Redfield
and C. J. Norris; N. W. Sears, St. Paul;
E. Fitzgerald, St. Paul; W. R. Sinclair
J. G. Boess, Philadelphia; C. W. Barto,
St. Paul. Charlie.
Bob Has Met His Usual Number of
C. T.s This Week.
Will H. Carr, the - live, wide-awake
agent of a straw stacker manufactured
at Columbus, Ind., was seen at Morris.
Though a full-blooded Hoosier, he
makes his headquarters at Minneapolis.
J. C. Loomis, who represents the
Standard Oil company, was at Herman.
J. R. Smith, who represents Simons
Hardware company, St. Louis, was at
Harry W. Langrell, who . hails from
the Saintly City, was seen at Morris
talking rubber boots, etc.,. which he
sells. j
. C. V. Arrick, the genial representa
tive of Larkin & Smith, crockery, was
seen with his baggage checked for the
far, far West. | '^^^WkwSSSEm
Julius Abel, a jolly German and
smooth cigar salesman, was seen at
Willmar on Thursday.
Billy Hull, who sells candy, etc., for a
; Minneapolis house, was - at Howard on
.Thursday.* ..;. '/j '.--.•";'.'*•
Al Lipman, Chicago/was seen at Will
mar. . -
J. C. Myers, Minneapolis, was along
the line.
W. 11. Blake, one of the most popular
and successful salesmen in the hat and
cap line, opened up his trunks at Co
kato Monday. Lanpher, Finch & Skin
ner receive his orders, which are many.
. J. 11. Murdoch, from the Queen city,
was at Merchants hotel, Willmar.
C. L. Grant, the representative of Ar
mour Packing company, St. Paul, was
at Morris. Chris is an old-time St.
Paul boy and a good fellow. "
C. Guthrie, Minneapolis, was along
the line.
F. U. Ryff, Milwaukee, was at Litch
F. H. Griebie, with Finch, Van Slvck
& Co., was at Litchfield.
W. W. Teller, the genial representa
tive of the North Star Boot and Shoe
company, Minneapolis, was seen team
ing it for Watertown last Saturday.
11. K. Dieter, Minneapolis, was seen
hustling along the line.
J. Bloom, a St. Paul boy, who sells
cigars for M. Conhaim, was at Morris.
Frank Huna, the bottled hardware
representative from St. Paul, was a suc
cessful . winner of a set of new buggy
harness at the Catholic fair at Delano.
Frank says they are fine harness, but
are costly.
A. J. Butzarin, a good fellow, and the
representative, of G. Beuz & Sons, St.
Paul, was the lion of the Catholic fair
at Delano. He was surrounded by a
bevy of beautiful young ladies, and ad
mired by all.
L. Korf hage, with Lindecke, Warner
Schurmeier, was working the trade hard
at Delano on Thursday.
Frank Thomas, who hails from Min
neapolis, was at Howard Lake. He sells
window glass, etc.
F. E. Noble, as lively as a pill vender
as carries a grip from the commercial
center, and who represents Noyes
Bros. & Cutler, spent Sunday at the
Grand Pacific.
Charlie Clark, of Chicago, who sells
teas, was at Fargo Saturday.
Frank W. Hall, the jewelry man from
Chicago, was along with the other boys
Sunday at the Grand at Moorhead.
Harry 1,. Pitts, an old St. Paul boy,
and a hustler from way back, was at
tending strictly to business at May ville.
Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk & Co., St. Paul,
receive his many orders.
George \V. Myers, one of the slick C.
T.s was seen hustling for orders at
Fargo. which the Ryan Drug company,
St. Paul, secure.
Dennie Murphy, the popular cigar
salesman who represents Verplanck
Bros., St. Paul, was seen at Casselton.
Fred Whiting, the shirt man from
Minneapolis, was at Jamestown taking
measures for his famous shirts. He is
a hard worker.
W. S. Stockdale, whose reputation as
a smooth salesman is second to none,
and who has a large trade, spent Sun
day in Fargo.
Frank Beals, representing G., R. N.
& Co., Minneapolis, was seen at San
born, Dak., working hard. Frank is a
jolly good fellow and deserves the ex
cellent trade he has.
J. H. Reynolds, "Old Roots and
Herbs," was hustling at Fargo for
orders, which he sends to the Lyman
Eliel Drug company, Minneapolis. Jim
enjoys a well-earned trade.
Max Wolff, Chicago, put in an ap
pearance at Willmar.
H. F. Wessel, whose home is* in St.
Paul, but who represents Friend Bros.
& Co., Milwaukee, was working cloth
ing hard at Delano.
L. F. Abbott, Minneapolis, was sell
ing cigars at Montrose.
C. R. Smead, Chicago, was at Brown's
hotel, Delano.
G. A. Chaffee, representing Rodgers
& Ordway, St. Paul, was at Howard
Lake, filling in his time between trains
—fishing. He reports good luck. Bon.
Hence What He Says Generally
- E. W. Collins, of Little Falls, Minn.,
with 1). M. Osborne & Co., was doing
expert work at Brootiu on a binder.
George Letzler, with Campbell &
Lewis, was registered at Hanlanson.
George is one of the silent workers
with "get there" proclivities.
W. E. Buell, with the J. H. Mahler
Buggy company, St. Paul, was at Elbow
Lake in the charge of Sheriff Lindom,
of Grant county. It simply meant
another car-load of buggies to Buell's
credit. Every time Buell smiles a car
load goes.
James of Jordan was at Paynesville
lonely and disconsolate at Woody's ab
sence. He seemed to keep the 'bus
moii busy, however, between the
three towns.
E. Grant is Wyman & Mullin's dandy
representative, and was seen on the
west end.
F. G. "Ynot,"of the Glore, another
representative of Wyman & Mullin,
was at Glenwood selling goods and in
dulging in the piscatorial art. What
Fred doesn't know about clogs, horses,
fishing and hunting, as well as dry
goods, is hardly worth knowing.
R. L. Woodworth, with Foot, Schulze
& Co., St. Paul, was on the west end.
"Woody," as he is familiarly called, is a
hard worker, an energetic salesman
and the life and mirth of any company
he may be in.
Walter Johns, with Finch, Van Slyck
& Co., St. Paul, was in the swim with
the other dry goods men on the line.
C. 11. Thingelstad, with Murray, War
ner & Co., Minneapolis, was doing the
line with his coon coat— doesn't expect
any summer.
11. W. Barker has purchased the D. W.
Wood house, Elbow Lake, and rechris
tened it the Barker house.
A. 11. Carlisle, for two years clerk at
the Howard house, Litchfield, has taken
charge of thu Mansard house, Paynes
ville. Mose.
E. B. ROY.
E. B. Roy, or as he is better known on
the road "Dick Roy," represents the
Chicago cigar manufacturer, D. Castro,
and the verdict of those who have deal
ings with him is that he is the right
man in the right place. Dick was broken
to harness about six years ago when he
represented the Reisky Harness com
pany, of Philadelphia, and after putting
in about four years with them he
switched off into the cigar line and
thinks he has struck his gait. His
suavity of manner in selling a bill of
goods, and he can almost make a dealer
believe that it is to his advantage to
discard the imported article in favor of
the output of his firm. Of medium
height, compactly built and weighing
135 pounds few would think to look at
his clean shaven face that Dick had
passed the twenty-seventh milestone in
the journey of life, but such is the fact,
and he has a pretty old head on his
shoulders, too.
'These Will Govern.
At the annual meeting of Minnesota
Division Travelers' Protective associa
tion of the United States the following
were elected officers for the ensuing
year : President, James F. Jordon, St.
Paul; vice president. W. C. March,
Minneapolis; secretary, C. H. Brooks,
St. Paul; delegate to the annual con
vention in Minneapolis in June, J. F.
Jordon. Indications are that the June
convention will result in the largest
Gathering of 0. TVs ever held In the
United States.
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