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GET out your spring "ad," 'tis
the latest great fad;
LET it cover a Column or
OYour trade will increase and
the business outlook
BE Brighter than ever fee
EUREKA! Be brighter than ever
He Would Compel the Growth
of Trees About Every
Mans Land,
And Again Make the Ameri
can Desert Flow With Milk
and Honey.
"I Am a Dakota Democrat,"
and Shall Come In, Says
Harvey Wilson.
Division the Republican Pol
icy--Gifford Talks Sweet
ness to Grigsby.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, May 25.— "A1l coun
tries arc bounded by imaginary geo
graphical lines," says Prof. Smith, of
the botanical gardens, "but those im
aginary lines might easily be made
visible and useful for the nations and
States." We had been talking of Arbor
day and the great importance of it,
especially to the Northwestern states
and territories, which are wholly timber
less in some places, and being ruthlessly
denuded of rain seekers and heat
Btorers in other portions. Prof. Smith
continued: "If I could make forestry
laws for the people I would direct them
them to mark the boundary lines
between the states and territories with
trees. Every fifty feet there should be
planted an oak. hickoiy, elm or ash
tree; and these trees should make vis
ible and tangible every state line which
is now imaginary in the geography and
guessable by the citizens. I would pur
sue my lawful autocracy further and
command that every county line should
planted and maintained at a distance
of not more than ten feet. This would
seem mandatory and harsh to some
people, and many would try to shirk the
mandate, but I would provide punish
ment to fit the crime of negligence.
Better still, I would have all Dakota,
Montana and the treeless plains of New
Mexico and Arizona glowing in emerald
green inside of a decade. 1 would com
pel every land owner to fence his pos
sessions with trees. These might be of
the fruit-bearing varieties it he chose to
have them so, but they should be care
fully cultured and nurtured."
"What excuse would you offer for the
enactment and execution of such rigor
ous measures?"
"The excuse of intelligent compre
hension of a momentous subject. What
excuse does the legislator offer for the
provisions of the law against arson? Is
any excuse needed for the law which
punishes man for the murder of his
fellow-man. or the burning of his house?
Does it make any difference whether
life "is taken with the swift stiletto or
the slow poison? Does it make any dif
ference whether infanticide is com
mitted prior cr subsequent to the birth
of a child? Then, does it make any dif
ference whether ignorant men lay bare
the fertile regions of the great West
and Northwest to the ruthless burning
rays of a relentless sun or not? Is any
excuse needed for a law which would
Bay to the pioneers and residents: 'You
shall not compel these
plains TO DIE
and their inhabitants to shrivel into
mere memories of a great people, by
diving up their watercourses, and thus
murdering future generations?' Cer
tainly not. Have not the civilizations
of former ages upon this continent been
driven out of existence and out of his
tory, too, by the drying up of all their
waters? What was recently known as
the Great American Desert was at one
time a populous country, and a pros
perous people filled it. The ancient
adventurers marched from Mexico into
Central North America because they
found a land flowing with milk and
honey. When the plains and hills again
shine with cerulean luster, wealth and
prosperity will smile upon a great na
tion. The trees will bring rain, and
rain will produce grass and grain. The
soil now called barren will renew its
youth and strength. Cities will grow
where now even the coyote has difficulty
in finding a livelihood. Trees not only
but hold snow. They prevent floods.
They also store the heat in summer,
and relieve mankind from suffering by
the superabundance of heat. They
store away the heat and give it back in
fire for the stove and ingleside in win
ter. We cannot have too many of them,
and no laws can be too rigorous which
compel the cultivation of them. No ex
cuse will be needed for such law."
"Will there ever be such enact
ment*- ***''
—"* "That is a question of intellectual de
velopment. If the people learn fast
enough and comprehend fully enough
the importance of the great principle
involved; if they see the case as it is, in
time they will attend to tree culture
without the making of laws. But there
may always be, and prob.ibly will be,
men of that order of selfishness and in
difference which will necessitate law
and punishment for the genera] welfare.
1 hope, for the general well being of the
immediate future of our people, that
the time may speedily come when they
will do as I have suggested without
His Interview With Cuffee—The
Dakota Democrat Racket Got
Him in.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, May 25.— Harvey L.
Wilson, Jate private secretary to Sec
retary McCormick, tells an interesting
story. He says: "When 1 came to
Washington last fall and called upon a
prominent official of the treasury de
partment, I raised a breeze. You see,
in my official capacity 1 had written
many letters to this official from Bis
marck, and he knew me, or ought to
have known me, by reputation. He is a
hold-over Republican, but as haughty as
if he owned the department.. I was
stopped at the door of the department,
and informed that it was after office
hours, and I could not go in. I expost
ulated with the watchman, informing
him that I was in the government serv
ice, as well as himself, but, the best he
could do for me was to send up my name
and ask permission to see his highness,
the hold-over Republican. 1 determined
to play the game through, aud let him
send up my name. There came a re
sponse in the shape of a fine nigger with
a silver platter in his hand, and he
asked me to send up my card. That
made me a little hot under the collar,
so I said:
" 'Here Cuffce! You go stairs and
tell your master that 1 haven't any
cards, and they don't use them out
where I come from. Tell him whatever
you please, for trimmings to what I say,
and give him to understand that I am a
Dakota Democrat, and that 1 came here
to see him, and will see him, if 1 have to
come with an order from the White
house for admission."
"Of course," continued Mr. Wilson.
"I went up after that, and the elegant
gentleman who wanted my card satin a
magnificent chair, in a splendidly-fur
nished room, signing his name to official
papers, while a nigger stood by with a
piece of blotting paper rubbing it over
his signature for the fellow. 1 told him
that a fellow who couldn't blot his own
signature couldn't get my pasteboard;
and he came right down off' his high
horse and has treated me with consid
erable dignified respect ever since, when
1 call on him."
To Insist Upon Division as a Mat
ter of Partisan Advantage.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, May 25. — Senator
Spooner, of Wisconsin, who delivered
the ablest speech yet spoken in behalf
of the division of Dakota and the ad
mission of two states, lias recently said:
"The policy of the Republican party of
this country is to divide Dakota. That
policy has been decided upon by the
party as a mere matter of policy. If
the Republicans of Dakota are politi
cally wise they will accept the situation
and join the piocession collectively."
That means, probably, that Republicans
in Northern Dakota may as well join the
division movement, regardless of what
their interests may be, from their own
point of view. That is akin to the usual
intolerant dominance of the Republican
party in all its past history.
Gifford's Taffy for Grigsby.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, May 25.— Judge Gilford
says more pleasant things of his rival,
Mcl Grigsby, than any one else has ever
done. Clifford says Grigsby is a good
lawyer, a true friend, a reliable business
man, and was a splendid, brave soldier
during the late war. Now, if some of
Grigsby's friends would only permit
their faces to open, and their tongues to
wag for Gilford, we would have har
mony corralled.
Long Delayed, But Will Be Al
lowed In Justice.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, May 25.— people
of Northern Dakota will be glad to
know that Col. Lounsberry is about to
receive long deferred justice in the mat
ter of reimbursement for moneys ex
pended by him at least six years ago,
during the boom period, for mail facili
ties at Bismarck. Lounsberry was
always the friend of his patrons, and
his own friend afterwards. Some of his
former neighbors and associates re
member and appreciate these facts; but
the majority of them are so chock full
of human nature that they forget his
merits, unless reminded of them, and
then they all sing his praises. Knute
Nelson got his bill through the house
for $1,200. The senate passed a bill
granting him $700 for his claim. It is
more than likely that Senators Sabin
and Davis will see that the senate bill
is properly amended, and the amount
due the ex-postmaster and valued citi
zen is paid.
Superintendent of schools of Hyde
county, was born in Solon, Cuyhoga
county, Ohio, Sept. 18, 1803, but his par
ents soon moved to Indiana, where his
childhood was passed on a farm. He
was educated at Purdue university at
Lafayette, Ind., from which institution
he graduated with honors in the class of
1882. After his graduation he studied
law for some time in the office of Capt.
F. W. Babcock, at Rensselaer, Ind.
In April, 1883, he came to Dakota and
located in St. Lawrence as a law part
ner of Hon. E. S. Yourhees, but at
tracted by the prosperity and special ad
vantages of Highmore, he came to this
town in the spring of 1884, and,
together with his brother, Charles
11. Price, opened a law office
and began a successful business, branch
ing into real estate loans, insurance
and all the et ceteras known to the
frontier profession. He has three times
in succession been elected city treas
urer of Highmore, an indication of his
personal popularity, and in November,
ISS6, was elected to the office of super
intendent of schools. Having had sev
eral years' experience at school work
which peculiarly fitted him for his
office he entered upon its duties with a
zeal and determination that have done
much toward the improvement of our
schools, and he has brought them to a
high standard of excellence. He is a
young man sterling, industrious habits,
endowed with fine faculties, and we
predict for him a brilliant future.
Among the early settlers of the new
Northwest were three of the sons of
Nancy Lawshe, residing at Brookings,
Dak. By numerous visits to them from
her Indiana home she became well ac
quainted with the great country called
•'out West," and finally settled in Da
kota for life after seventy-five years
old. In fact she might be considered
almost a pioneer during her whole life
time, having halted at various places
on her journey of four-score years from
the sand hills- of Jersey to the
broad plains of Dakota. Nancy
Rockafellar was born in Hunter
don county, N. J., Feb. 18, 1807, near
the little village which is now known
as the town of Surgeonsville. Her
mother, .whose maiden name was Nancy
Gordon, died when the subject of this
sketch, her fifth child, was - nine days
old. Her father, Godfrey Rockafellar,
who was born in New Jersey of parents
from Germany, died when' Nancy was
only seven years of age. John Hice, of
the same county, reared and . educated
her in the good old common school, com
mon sense manner. She was brought
up in the school that lays more stress
upon practical and useful information
and training, backed by a firm adher
ence to moral principle than upon
superficial display and conscience for
convenience. At the age of nine
teen, Oct. 8, 1825, she was mar
ried to Isaac Lawshe, a cabinet
maker by trade and a preacher in the
German Baptist church, to which faith ■
Mrs. Lawshe has been a consistent aud
zealous devotee for fifty-six years.
Twelve children were born to them, of
whom five were boys. Four sons and
three daughters are "yet living to com
fort her old age, four of her children
residing in Brookings. In 1844 the
family moved from Jersey to Bucks
county, Pennsylvania, from which
place, after a residence of two years,
they went to Philadelphia. From the
"city of Brotherly Love" the family
struck out into the great wilderness of
Hoosierdom, settling in Union county,
Indiana. They lived at Connersville in
that state five years. In 1855 Somerset,
Wabash county, Indiana, was made
their home, from where they moved to
Kosciusko county eight years later.
It was while living here that the fam
ily was broken up by a most deplorable
accident. Mr. Lawshe was about to take
the train at Pierceton, Jan. 21, 1865,
when a team (which the driver had left
standing while he went into a saloon for
a glass of liquor), became frightened at
the cars, and ran over him, killing him
instantly. The widow went to Somer
set to Jive with her youngest daughter,
Rhoda Anderson, with whom she has
resided ever since, coming to Dakota
with the family in 1882.
Mrs. Lawshe has always been blessed
with good health until within the last
few months. Old age begins to tell on
her naturally sound constitution, and
she has suffered somewhat since the fall
of 1887 with a bronchial, affection, but
she retains all her faculties, and main
tains her earnest belief in the sufficiency
of the Creator and his inspired word to
help even unto the uttermost. Her
youngest son has a daughter eighteen
years old, and she can point with inter
est to a great grandson over twenty
years of age.
Local Option a Failure and High License
to Be Tried.
Large Real Estate Sales— Remarkable
Results of the Labor of
One Farmer.
Special to the Globe.
Grand Forks, May 25.— The saloon
men of the city have hired two men to
solicit signatures to a petition asking
the county commissioners to re-submit
to a vote of the people the question of
local option. The petition is being
quite extensively signed and there is
but little doubt but what the solicitors
will succeed in getting the requisite
number of names to entitle the question
to be again voted on at the November
election. Local option has not proved
a success in this county, and if the tem
perance people had any reliable assur
ance that a high license would be placed
on the traffic they would doubtless all
vote for license, but without that assur
ance local option is likely to again
carry. SOi
There are more buildings projected
for the present summer than have ever
been built in this city in any one sea
son. The building will be confined
principally to residences, and|those to be
erected will be of a much better style of
architecture than anything we now
have. The best and most expensive
house will be built by Mr. F. R. Fulton,
whose plans are completed and work
will soon be begun on it. George B.
Clifford, H. L. Whittled and several
others contemplate erecting fine resi
dences. Besides this there will be built
several substantial business houses, to
gether with a strong probability of
there being a large fine hotel
built, for which there is a most crying
necessity, as the present facilities are
nowhere near adequate to take care of
the ordinary business. There is also a
pretty well grounded rumor that the
Minneapolis & Manitoba railroad will
build a large brick depot down town,
and there will be still further improve
ments made by the erection of two large
iron bridges across the Red river at this
point, which will be of incalculable
benefit to the town for all time to come,
besides giving employment to a large
number of men. Hence, taken on the
whole, Grand Forks promises to make
more substantial progress this season
than she ever has in the past.
The Red river valley is not alone en
titled to fame for its immense yields of
wheat but for the remarkable amount
of soil that can be tilled by a single
man. All of the facilities known to the
most improved methods of farming can
be successfully employed here, anil one
man can perform more labor in one day
than four men can in the agricultural
districts of the East"! As proof of this
attention is called to a day's work re
cently performed by a Mr. Scott, on the
farm of George & Clifford, near St.
Thomas. He filled and drew a tank of
water a mile and a half to his work :
drove eight oxen attached to two gang
plows, and plowed eight acres, arriving
home at the usual quitting time. This
is but a sample of what one farmer can
accomplish in one day in the Red river
valley. With one man being thus able
to alone cultivate from 200 to 250 acres,
with a certain yield of from thirty to
forty bushels per acre, is it any wonder
that farmers in the Red river valley are
prosperous, contented and independent?
Our real estate dealers report a greater
demand for farm lands this spring than
during any other season in the history
of the county. Scarcely a day passes
without recording a sale or two of farm
lands. The purchases, too, are made
principally by bona fide settlers, many
of whom have tried the country and
have now determined to establish a per
manent home, feeling satisfied that this
is the place to raise their Ebenezer and
plant the vine and fig tree that shall
shelter the home of their future years.
Some of the purchases, and in fact a
good many of them, are made by those
who already own and have lands under
cultivation and have become able to
increase the size of their farms. No bet
ter evidence of the prosperity of our
farmers or the desirability of the coun
try could be given than the fact above
cited. A drive over the country about
here and seeing the substantial farm
houses and barns which are being built
upon nearly every quarter section of
land must convince any one that no
country in the land has a better future
before it than the Red river valley, and
no town is better situated to profit by
the great prosperity. the country must
experience than Grand Forks. Conse
quently we are all happy, contented and
saucy. '
-***** I **.
RJlr\ - "* lns 'n r ers received from an ad in
If lOre J-Uiitlay'*- Globe ih in from all
other Sunday papers.'
Deadwood Has Its Ear Open to :
the Rumble of the Com
ing" Car.
Advances in Realty Look as if
a Boom Was Threat
The Y. M. C. A. and a Militia
Company Are Doing Work
in Their Way.
Predicted That Ingots of Tin
Will Be on the Market by
Next October.
Spec'al to the Globe.
Deadwood, Dak., May Dame
Rumor's tongue wags incessantly. The
chief topic upon which the versatile
lady now exercises her powers of con
versation is railroads. All the week
have reports been current tending to
confirm a pieviously expressed belief
that the snorting of the iron horse will
wake the echoes of the gulch before the
middle of July. Strength was given
the belief by the arrival a few days
since of prominent officials of the Fre
mont, Elk Horn & Missouri Valley and
of the Northwestern roads. Though
the gentlemen preserved the proverbial
reticence of railroad men and refused 1
uttering anything definite regarding the
plans of the companies they represent
ed, nevertheless enough was dropped
in conversation here and there to foster
and make strong the opinion that the
active operations will be commenced at
an early date. The party looked care-,
fully over the country, making mental
notes of topography "and geography,
and though, giving forth that pleasure
was the only object of the trip hereto, ;
left a strong contrary impression be
hind them. A steady and strong de
mand for
continues, and a phenomenal rise in
active cash valuations is consequently
apparent. During last week a number/
of important transactions were made, j
involving in the aggregate nearly ■
&50,000. This week opened most au
spiciously. On Monday deeds were i
filed in the office ot the county regis- '
ter, transferring certain lots and build
ings in the heart of the city, to
W. H. Swift, of "Newcas
tle, Del., for $35,000. The grantors
were J. K. P. Miller, of Deadwood,
and Solomon Levi, of Philadelphia, Pa.
To illustrate the growth in values that
have latterly taken place, Mr. Levi gets
810,000 for the old "court house," or Cul
bertson block. which he purchase for 810,
--000 only last November.Another piece of
property included in the transfer pur
chased by Miller about two months
since for $6,000 is resold for 88,000. All
classes of people are profiting by the
better aspect induced by a healthy rise,
inasmuch as it effects a better spirit and
warrants a much more cheerful view of
the future prosperity of the city.
The Young Men's Christian" associa
tion, Frank McLaughlin, president; Ed
ward K. de Pay, secretary, organized
only a few weeks since, now has the
names of fifty of the youth of Dead
wood on its roll of membership. A hall
has been leased, and by the generosity
of the old reading room association the
young men are already in possession of
quite a respectable library. An institu
tion of the kind has long been wanted
here, and will probably at least par
tially effect the desired end and in a
measure counteract the pernicious in
fluence of the saloon.
eighty-two strong has also been organ
ized recently. The company embrace ,
the best element of Deadwood and pos
sesses most excellent material. Men
that could be relied on should emer
gency requiring their duty in the field
at any time present. Officers elected
are: Captain, A. E. Frank, elected
lieutenant governor under the Sioux
Falls constitution, and who is a gradu
ate of West Point; first lieutenant,
W. 11. Bonham, business manager of
the Pioneer; second lieutenant, Reuben
Early, a rising young business man.
The company is drilled with daily regu
larity between 5 and 7 in the afternoon,
and is already becoming proficient in
the various moves by platoons and
fours, and in the manual of arms. Capt.
Funk is ambitious of having the best
drilled company in the service, and
states that if his men faithfully attend
drill that within six months they can
properly lay claim to the proud title.
There is something of a
council. The recent contest for the
mayoralty was extremely bitter, and
has given rise to much dissension.
Mayor Star was for the fifth successive
time re-elected by a handsome majority.
A majority of the council is against him,
however, and the first meeting after the
election, refused to confirm the nomina
tion of George Parker, to fill a vacancy
on the police force. This was in open
council. At the last meeting, Monday
night, council went into execu
tive session at 9 p. m., and re
mained with closed doors until
11:30 p. m. What transpired is
not positively known, as when the doors
were reopened the council immediately
ad ourned. A whisper, however, is to
the effect that the mayor presented
names for the several places of city at
torney, city marshal and city engineer,:
and that after a lengthy discussion,
much wrangling and not a few ill-na
tured remarks, each- and every one of,
the nominations were rejected. Pres
ent officers therefore hold over, and the
matter rests until the next regular
meeting comes around, the first Monday
in June. Elaborate preparations are
under way for an appropriate celebra
tion hereat of the
After one and a half days' canvass,
something in excess of 82,000, the
amount deemed necessary to insure
success, was secured by the committee.
A meeting was held Tuesday night to
arrange programme, appoint standing
active committees, and determine upon
other preliminaries. Among the feat
ures will be various hose company con-
tests, and a free-for-all hub and hub
hose race for a prize of 8300. The affair
will be a . brilliant one, as Deadwood's
pride is aroused, and the neople are de
termined to make the event one of un
usual splendor.
Prof. Clark has virtually concluded
his tests of Bald Mountain ores at the
school of mines, Rapid City, and will re
turn to Deadwood in time for the annual
meeting of Reduction company stock
holders on Saturday. Results of the
tests have been even more satisfactory
than Mr. Clark himself anticipated. • He
expected to save from Sl^i to 00 per cent
of the assay value of the ore ; it is
demonstrated that the process results in
a net saving of 95 per cent. Any linger
ing doubt that may have continued con
cerning the success of the enterprise
has entirely disappeared. Grading and-
leveling the ground for the erection of
the building will begin next Monday. -
P. D. O'Brien, secretary of the
.Cleveland Tin Mining company, owning
property in Nigger Hill district, ar
rived from New York a few days ago.
Active operations begin on the claims
at once, The company's finances are in
a nattering condition, and Mr. O'Brien
states the intention is to erect a $250,000
plant on Sand creek, where water
power to run the mill will be obtained,
and build twelve miles of narrow-gauge
railway to connect the mines with the
mill. Extensive as is the undertaking,
endeavor will be made to complete it
before snow flies, and to have the plant
turning out ingots of tin before the last
of October.
On the Parsons mine. Two Bitt
Gulch, contiguous to Deadwood, a
twelve-inch vein of solid carbonate ore
was recently discovered. The ore is
wonderfully rich, assays 84.000 and
•?5,000 to the ton, is full of chlorides or
horn silver, and in appearance bears a
strong resemblance to that taken from
the famous Home Run shaft on the
Iron mil. The stock is all held by
local people, who are holding it closely,
not a share being present in the maiket.
It is currently reported that an ore
body has been struck in the Seaburv-
Calkins mine, adjoining the Iron Hill,
Carbonate Camp. One or two, sup
posed to be on the inside, have been
quietly picking up the stock, and are
said to be anxious to buy all they can
at present prices.
The Spanish Run company is
sacking five car-loads of ore, prepara
tory to shipping to Kansas City. The
ore carries about 35 per cent, lead, and
its assay value in gold and silver is
something over $60 per ton.
Promises to Be the Grandest Ma
sical Event Ever Known in the
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, May 25.— Fargo June
Musical festival is receiving a wonder
ful boom all over the Northwest. The
newspapers from that part of the coun
try are full of it. The professional tal
ent engaged by the management is of
the best in the country, and no pains is
being spared to make this the greatest
•musical gathering ever held in the
Northwest.* Prof. Charles H. Morse, of
Minneapolis, will conduct the great
chorus of 400 voices, assisted by a large
orchestra of the best musicians of St.
Paul and Minneapolis. The soloists
will be Sofia Romain, soprano; Julia
May, contralto; J. C. Bartlett, tenor; H.
P. Robinson, basso; Dr. Clarence
Strachauer, violoncello; Johann Roer
meester, clarionete, and others
not yet announced. The festi
val will last three days, commenc
ing June 20, with concerts in
the afternoons and evenings. The
possibility of such an enterprise as suc
cessfully conducted as this promises to
be, will be a revelation to some of our
Eastern friends, who still look upon Da
kota as a land inhabited by Indians and
buffaloes with a sprinkling of white
men. The truth is that the proportion
of cultivated people in the cities of Da
kota, who can assist at such a gathering
as this is larger than in any of the East
ern states. Add to this the fact that
Prof. 11. L. Maxcy is furnishing the
brains to make the festival a success and
all who know him will feel doubly as
sured. ' _____./"
After studying thirteen years in |the
schools of Wisconsin and Minnesota,
she began teaching, that being her am
bition, and enjoyed it fully as much as
she had anticipated. After teaching in
Minnesota for several years she came
to Arlington, Kingsbury county, Dak.,
in April, 1883, and continued teaching
until she was elected superintendent of
schools in November, 1886. Great in
terest is taken by Miss Stead in edu
cation and every effort 'is made to give
the boys and girls of Dakota every ad
vantage in securing an education. She
has .ninty-five schools in the county,
with a school population of about
Third governor otaOakota, whose por
trait is here presented, was born in Mil
ford, Perm., Nov. 26, 1814. His ances
tors trace their history in America back
to 1664, when Capt.Daniel Broadhead,an
officer of the British army, in the reign
of King Carles 11., came to this country
with the expedition which captured the
Dutch city -of Manhattan (now New
York), and the province of New Nether
lands. In 1815 Gov. Faulk moved, with
his parents to Kittaning, Perm., where
he received his early education in the
common schools and also learned the
printers' trade. From 1837 to 1843 he
edited and published the Democrat, a
paper which is still published. He also
studied law, but did not apply for ad
mission to the bar until after his removal
to Dakota, to which, territory
he -•-'v removed in , 1801 . in . the
capacity -of an Indian trader
under appointment by President Lin
coln. He was, -by official invitation,
with the peace commission in 1867 and
again in 1868, whose labors terminated
in.the treaty at Fort Laramie in the last
named year, which located the great
Sioux Indian nation on its present res
ervations. Among the prominent gen
tlemen with whom the governor was as
sociated in this commission were Gen.
VY. T. Sherman, Gen. A. H. Terry, Gen.
W. S. Harney and Gen. John B. San
born. He was an active member of the
national union convention held in Phil
adelphia in August, 1866, serving as a
committee on permanent organization,
of which Hon. Montgomery Blair was
chairman. As superintendent of Indian
affairs he enjoyed the confidence of the
executive and legislative branches of the
government to an unusual degree. Sel
dom has it fallen the lot of a governor
of any state or territory to entirely
escape harsh criticism and personal
abuse through the public press, yet in
his case not a paragraph ever found
publicity in any public print of Dakota
or Wyoming, then forming a part of
Dakota, even hinting at official corrup
tion, neglect of duty or incapacity. At
the time of the terrible Minnesota mas
sacre in 1862, Gov. Faulk and family
were living at the Yankton Indian
agency in Charles Mix county. The
hostile Sioux being driven from Minne
sota caused a general panic at this
agency as at Yankton, and for a long
time the governor's family and govern
ment employes occupied quarters in a
large block house erected for that pur
pose. As a matter of local interest it
may be mentioned that the charters of
the cities of Yankton, in Dakota, and
Cheyenne, in Wyoming, (then a part of
Dakota) granted at the legislative ses
sion of 1869, were approved by Gov.
Faulk. The county of Faulk and the
town of Faulkton were named in his
honor. Ex-Gov. Faulk resides at Yank
The First Election.
Special to the Globe.
Redfield, Dak., May 25.— City elec
tion takes place here Monday. Three
city caucuses, a straight Republican, a
Prohibition, and a citizens' caucus are
called for to-morrow evening, and as
many tickets will be placed in the field.
The strife, although a friendly one, is
waxing warm. The election to be held
Monday is the first one since the city
was incorporated under the general act
Of ISS7.
Promises to Be the Biggest Thing of
the -Kind Ever Held.
Companies From All Over Dakota and
Several States-Low Railroad Rates
-•A General Display.
Special to the Globe.
Huron, Dak., May 24.— At the time
for the annual tournament and conven
tion of the South Dakota Firemen's as
sociation, interest in the event deepens,
and almost every hour brings some new
feature or news to the secretary, John
F. Millan, of additional departments
that will be here. Besides the Huron
department there will be teams from the
following cities:
Pierre, "Mitchell, De Smet,
Altoona, Chamberlain, Parker,
Aberdeen. "Madison, Tvndall,
Clark, Wahpeton, Alexandria,
Brookings, Miller, ••-.,'*: Kimball,
Volga, Recifield, '•'-"• Sioux Falls,
Salem, Oakes; ** Deadwood,
Yankton. Watertown, Grand Forks.
Scotland, Brookings.
In addition to the above the famous
i M. J. Finn hose team, of Mattice, Mass.,
will be here. Also teams from Oxford,
10., and -Kearney, Neb. The Sioux
Falls deparment will bring a handsome
steam fire engine with them. Other
departments are expected, and no doubt
will be here. Some are delaying enter
ing- because of not having uniforms, but
hope to be provided with them iv time
to be here with the others.
Most of the departments will reach
here on Monday, June 4; the tourna
ment will open on Tuesday, the sth, and
close on Friday, the Bth.
The railroad companies have arranged
to carry firemen in uniform, together
with their apparatus, for 1 cent a mile
each way ; visitors will be carried for
one and one-fifth regular rates. , Excur
sion trains will be run. It is probable
that not less than 1,000 firemen— uni
formed—will be here, while the crowd
of visitors will number fully 3,000. It
will be the largest gathering of firemen
held in this part of the Northwest, and
it is believed the tournament will be
the best held in the territory.
have been filled up especially for this
meeting, The track is the finest in
Dakota; the amphitheater has been en
larged, restaurants, etc., erected, and
by the dates for the tournament every
thing will be in readiness. Huron peo
ple will do their part toward the suc
cess of the tournament; their homes
will be thrown open for the accommoda
tion of those who desire to avail them
selves of the proffer. Hotel men are
making extra preparations, and there is
no doubt but that all who come will be
well cared for.
The following gentlemen have been
chosen a reception committee and will
be at the depot on the arrival of the
trains to receive both firemen and vis
itors :
N. H. Merrill, John Burke, Will Davis, '
A. jacobsen, Marvin Cook, Hamilton Kerr,
F. H. Kent, Jos. 11. Alexan- Z. T. Hundley,
E. Eager, der, M. F. Wright,
John Fisk.Jr., H. Ray Mvers, Rev. Charles
L. W. Crofoot, John 11. Miller. Potter,
J.W. Shaunon.C. C. Dunlap, F. F. Smith.
A hose coupling contest between Art
Hilton, of this city, and George R. Bret,
of Decatur, 111., has been arranged to
come off during the tournament. Mr.
Bret is said to be the champion
coupler of the world, and Mr. Hilton
also enjoys a splendid, reputation as a
coupler. The contest is attracting much
attention from outsiders.
Said to Have Sold Coffee to His
Fellow Prisoners for $1 a Cup.
Special to the Globe.
Yankton, Dak., May 25.— Sioux
Falls Press, in a recent issue, contained
a biographical sketch of Hon. Melvin
Grigsby, who is now before the public
as candidate for delegate to congress.
This sketch begins with the boy of six
teen—a soldier in a Wisconsin regiment
— and gives his army career, including
his long experiences in the Anderson
ville prison. To this the Dell Rapids
Times comments: "Yes, it all sounds
nice when . highly colored for political
Purposes, but we have noticed that the
Press has studiously avoided mentioning
the fact that while In Anderson
ville poor Grigsby sold coffee to his
starving comrades at $1 per cup. This
little piece of history, together with his
3-per-cent-a-month career since coming
to the territory, • will be hard for the
soldiers and the farmers to swallow.
And his political record is not reassur
ing. ** In this county he has supported
first one party, then another, until it is '
generally understood that Grigsby is
bound to be with the popular party or
faction, whether it is Democratic or Re
■ —i „ •
l- m f%'." _ results, largest circulation and
§J £| •#■ most advantageous rates are
f"f A £ given by tne Globe, the great
'..^r... w "Want" medium. .
Six Thousand Farms in One
County Inviting New
mong the Most Choice and
Productive in the Black
Sturgis Is Its Metropolis in
the East Part of the Fa
mous Country.
The Methods of the Land De
partment Favorable to
the Settlers.
Special to the Globe.
Sturgis, Dak., May 25.—This city
has several wants. A few of them are
enumerated below. First and foremost
among the wants of Sturgis is the locat
ing of settlers in the country contigu
ous to us, upon the thousands of acres
of vacant land. The best and most fully
developed agricultural lands in the
Black Hills are situated in the eastern
end of Lawrence county, near this city.
The best of them lie along the Bare
Butte, Alkali, Elk and Spring creeks.
Thousands of acres have already been
taken up, but there are thousands lying
idle. Surveys recently made show that
enough land is lying idle in the eastern
end of Lawrence county to make 6,000
farms of 100 acres each, this land not
of a barren, unfruitful nature, but of the
richest loam, capable of producing any
thing that can be grown in the same
latitude the world over. The most mag
nificent farming land on earth lies idle
awaiting the coming of the thousands
seeking a new home in the West. First
come first served. The laws governing
the obtaining of these lands are not
difficult to comply with, and the settler
will find that instead of the close
guardianship of Uncle Sam being a
hardship, it is of inestimable benefit
and value to him. Water is in abun
dance throughout the eastern two-thirds
of the county. Running streams, bank
full the year around, make irrigation
entirely useless and unnecessary.
of the country are only limited by the
time, skill and patience of the husband
man. Grains of all kinds are grown as
only Dakota can grow them. The rich,
deep soil is easily broken and turned up
toward the rain. Farmers can plant
their seed with the greatest ease and let
nature take her course, assured that
when the harvest time comes his in
crease will be from fifty, sixty to an
hundred-fold. Wheat can be relied
upon to go from twenty to forty bush
els per acre; oats thirty-five to seventy
five; corn from sixty to one hundred.
Barley and other cereals do as well in
proportion. The finest hay in the world
is the Black Hills wild hay. Its equal
is not known. Stockmen never feed
grain to horses or cattle unless the ani
mals are engaged in heavy work. This
may seem like a fairy tale, but no truer
words were ever spoken. Horses and
the like are fed on the native hay alone
during the winter, and the spring finds
them hardy and sleek, ready for their
summer's work. The prairie and
mountain parks are open for the settler
to go upon, start his mower and gather
a crop of hay as heavy as he desires.
is increasing with every season. As the
sod of the prairie is turned over, the
fall increases proportionately. This
season has begun, as usual; heavy rains
having already fallen, and to-day an
other fine warm rain is steadily pouring
down. "Undoubtedly the peculiar forma
tion of the country is the direct" cause of
the plenteous fall of rain during the
year. The strange contour of the hills;
their altitude; the radiating streams of
water from them, flowing through their
deep water-courses, in conjunction with
the two forks of the Cheyenne river, un
doubtedly as a whole, are the cause of
the liberal showers of the spring and
summer. .
This city of Sturgis is located on Bare
Butte creek, and occupies a site in a
most beautiful valley. Through the
town passes all roads leading through
the .county, both rail and wagon, and
as a consequence, the Sturgis business
men supply the settlers in the country
around, for a distance of thirty miles,
with everything they need for family
or farm use.
The city is located just to the east of
the Black hills proper, and is sur
rounded by the foothills on the east.
It is a town that has immense possibili
ties before it, and for this reason they
are trying hard to upbuild the country
around, knowing that Stnrgis, with
20,000 farmers ocupying the farms now
lying vacant, would still remain what
she is to-day, the key city of the hills.
While the Editor is Away Marry
ing the Wicked Partner Changes
the Politics of the Paper.
Special to the Globe.
Fargo, May 25.— There is trouble in
the Norwegian Republican camp. It
originated in one of the proprietors of
the Fosten, the only Norwegian paper
here, getting married. Just why he
made up his mind to enter upon wedded
life at this time, after so many mishaps
in the past, no one can surmise. It may '
have been unavoidable— we don't know
and wouldn't tell if we did. The firm
which edited and published this very
excellent paper— in some respects— was
Zulseth & Trovaton, and Zulseth was
the one who got married. He is a good
looking young man, hale, hearty, fine
complexion and just foreside enough to
his back to be taken for a jolly Dutch
man, if he would only keep his mouth
shut, but his native tongue gives
him away. He left home to perform the
act and, of course, left a man in charge
of the editorial' department during his
necessary absence. Now it so happened
that although he married easy enough,
it took him more time to complete the
.matter and get home than he had cal
culated. Never havinsr tried it before
he was excusable, for inexperience may
lead any though he be an editor—
into error, in timing an expedition ot
that nature. An editorial was required
for the paper before his return, bearing
upon the political outlook, and the gen
tleman in charge being a brainy man
and quite independent in politics, wrote
and published an excellent
After this everything went on swim
mingly. Congratulations were received
in every mail, and subscriptions came in
rapidly, and Mr. Trovaton, the junior
partner, ignorant of the real cause for
this pleasant : financial episode, felt as
happy as any Norwegian can outside of
Norway. He jingled; his : money, paid
his bills, ordered a larger edition,
bought ten-centers instead of : two-for
five. spoke much ■'■ pleasanter to ; ; his
creditors than was his usual custom
when hard up, as he always had been
WHEN in want of a girl or in
want of a*
A Bookkeeper, Servants op
NO paper will suit like the
GLOBE, people say;
THEY know a good iW a ilea
it works.
SEE? They know a good thin&
when it works. -
NO. 147.
heretofore, and was, to say the least,
unusually happy. But the bright
est star that ever glittered in the
firmament is liable to be
eclipsed and so it was in this case. A
brother Norwegian, a statesman from
Moorhead, having neither the fear of
God or man before his glittering black
eyes, translated this Democratic edito
rial and had it published in an English
Republican paper. In the meantime
Julseth came home with his new wife,
as jubilant as any other man would be
who thought he had a good thing and
"knew it." The next day, in looking
over, the English papers, noting the
complimentary notices he had received,
he found not only the editorial, which
he says he did not write, but a good
many editorial remarks which were
more pungent than flattering to a man
where he had been sojourning and Sea
ting of the rich and luscious fruits. Nat
urally he was surprised, then mad. then
madder, then swore such a string of
Norwegian swears that the people in
the drug store below him thought the
building had exploded and the devil
was giving them a personal introduc
tion to the king of Hades. Said he:
"It's that partner of mine; where is he?
Send for Trovaton. I'll kill him. I'll
eat the d d Norwegian fool." Trov
aton came, and. poor man, innocent as
future generations, listened to Norwe
gian abuse until his collar got hot, and
a dissolution of partnership was there
and then signed, breaking in twain al 1
those lovely chords of esteem which are
always expected to exist between part,
ners. Then, to make matters still worst*
and to drive the nail a little deeper, this
same Norwegian statesman from Moor
head, who had done the translating and
secured the publication, was called iv
as a
to condole with them and try to patel
up the breach he had himself made
There he sat, on a high stool, a long
geared, long-legged, long-bodied, long*
whiskered— imp of his satanic majesty—
with a smoked face like a mummy and
the gizzard of a rattlesnake. How well
this ••friend" succeeded in closing th<
breach is illustrated in the fact that th«
split was made still wider by hi!
"friendly" offices and Mr. Trovaton
left for St. Paul to purchase a new out
fit to start a rival paper about June 1,
under the auspicious head of "Inde«
pendent Republican'" reminding one
of the picture of Tweed with one hand
extended behind him palm up, and
with the other emphasizing
his declarations of honesty. • It would
seem incredible that an editor could be
dishonest, but wait a bit until these two
brothers of the press quit watering theii
alcohol and go for one another. The
songs of the damned will be nothing in
In the meantime those sons of Nor
way who have embraced the Demo
cratic faith look on with disgust at tli€
foolish, unmanly actions of their weak
minded countrymen, ashamed, but nol
caring a cent which dog whips.
Primary Elections— A Lady Nomi-
Kanouse Votes to Expel
His Own Son— A Pretty Millinei
Has a Tilt With the Insurance
Company. .': '•■"''"?'.
Special to the Globe.
Woonsocket, Dak., May 24.— The
Republicans of the county have adopted
the primary election method of nomi
nating a county superintendent.' The
present incumbent of that office is R,
A. Moses, a leading Democrat, and one
of the best-posted attorneys in' South
Dakota. He has made a most accepta
ble officer, and so many of the Repub
licans of the county had signified theii
intention to vote for him at the primaries
that a few politicians had to have a res
olution passed at the last Republican
county convention to the effect that all
votes cast for Mr. Moses at the Repub
lican primaries would be thrown out.
This attempt at bulldozing caused great
dissatisfaction among the Republican
voters throughout the county, and few
went near the primary election, which
was held on Tuesday, the 21st. There
were not over 150 votes cast in the en
tire county, and a Miss Ida Edmund, ol
Letcher, has received the nomination;
but there is no doubt of Mr. Moses' re
election, as he is very popular through
out the county.
The school board of the city, at a spe
cial meeting this week, suspended a son
of Hon. T. D. Kanouse from the city
school for bad conduct. The boy's
father is the president of the school
board and voted in favor of expelling
his son. ,
The adjusting agent of the German
Insurance company, of Freeport, and a
Mrs. G. N. Matteson, a milliner of
this city, have had a lively time of late.
It appears that in adjusting , a loss on
the lady's house, the settlement was not
entirely satisfactory to the lady and she
sent a long letter to the company com
plaining of the adjuster, and among
other things called him a "bulldozer.' *
The letter was forwarded to the ad
juster. and he came down last week and
attempted to have the lady arrested
for slander. The justice refused to
issue a warrant, and the gentleman left
for St. Paul to consult his attorneys.and*
promises to show up later. The affair
has caused a great deal of comment
here, as Mrs. Matteson is a leader in the
best society and very highly connected.
The plug-hat mania has broken. out in
this little city in a most virulent form,
over twenty-four persons are now wear
ing the shining stove-pipes. The latest
to adopt the prevailing style is a young
man who is being cared for at the ex
pense of the county. Last Sunday he
promenaded the streets, handsomely at
tired, arm-in-arm with the mayor, the
observed of all promenaders.
Will Carry Off a Colony of Un
wise People in Dakota.
Special to the Globe.
Huron, Dak., May 25.— William T.
Love and J. M. JSnedigarhave returned
from an extended tour in Florida, and
now a number of people in this locality
have the Florida fever. While absent
Mr. Love made a selection of some fine
lands for himself and friends here, and
now they are getting up a colony to oc
cupy and improve the land. A large
number of persons have already signi
fied their intention of joining the col
ony. The lands are sold in ten and
twenty-acre tracts. About 700 acres
have been sold. Mr. Love has the mat
ter in charge, and is making quite a
"breeze" about it.
More Wheat Acreage and the
Prospects the Best.
Special to the Globe.
* Svkeston, May 25.— Wells county
farmers are through seeding, and it is
estimated that about one-half more land .
is in cultivation this season than last.
Total wheat ' acreage for 1888 will be
about 40, 000. Ground is in. first-class
condition, and prospects excellent for
good crop. \ .
A horse thief passed through Wells
county having in his his possession four
stolen horses from Dickey ; county.
Sheriff O'Connell, of this county, and
posse started in pursuit, having received
a message from Ellendale. : The thief's
route seemed to be toward the boundary
line. '■-.'•-•' .-. ■-.■•,- .-v.*

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