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The Watchman. J. H. GROPENGIESER, Publisher. ONEIDA, SULLY CO., SO. DAK Sullivan and Corbett have put up $10,000 a side for a flglit to a finish. The country at large will double the purse if they will agree to fight with axes. The little word "obey" has been stricken out of the Methodist mar riage service and brides will hereafter have no prejudice against being married by ministers of that denomination. The great Treasury vault at Wash ington covers more than a quarter of an acre and is twelve feet deep. Recently there was$90,000,000 in silver stored there—an amount, that weighed 4,000 tons and would load 175 freight cars. Frank Tagget-t, a former member of the Nebraska legislature, has been arrested in Cheyenne for aiding a prisoner to escape. The fact that he once belonged to the Nebraska legis lature will be strong circumstantial evidence against him. John Jacob Astor has imitated William Waldorf in giving the New York Press club a check for $5,000. The club will do well to have the check cashed before any of its mem bers put more of those unpleasant paragraphs into the papers. A few days ago a switchman in Denver snatched a little child from before an advancing locomotive. He succeeded in his heroic purpose but was killed. Already the Denver News has raised over $700 for the widow and child of this unknown man of the people, Lee Dunham, and about $100 for a monument. New York has not done as well for the nation's Grant. The editor of an exchange in tile throes of crazed inspiration writes thusly: "You may hive the stars in a nail keg, hang the ocean on a rail to dry, put the sky to soak in a gourd and unbuckle the bellyband of eter nity, and let the sun and moon out, but don't think you can escape the place that lies on the other side of purgatory if you don't support your J0ial paper." Some time ago President Harrison expressed a wish to Uncle Jerry Rusk for two good 'possums as soon as frost set in, and the other morning two fine young 'possums were received at the White House. These were deliv ered by Adams Express Company, and were in a box marked: "To the President: Two citizens of Maryland —Mr. Protection and Mr. Reciprocity —with the compliments of John R. Howlett, No. 1411 N street northwest." Each of the animals had a red, white, and blue ribbon round his neck, one marked "protection" and the other "reciprocity." Col. L. L. Polk, president of the Farmers' Alliance, died at Garfield Hospital at 11:15 Saturday morning. Col. Polk was a relative of President Polk. He was a native of North Car olina, where he was born about 55 years ago. During the war he served for a time in the confederate army and resigned to go to the legislature, to which body he had been elected. At the time of his death he was serv ing his third term as president of the body to which he has given so much of hi6 time and attention. Col. Polk's home was at Raleigh. N. C. He leaves a wife and three children. This fall all the offices in South Dakota to be filled run from governor down to road supervisor. Nothing is omitted from constable to the highest in the land, national electors for the electoral college. In consequence of this the ticket will be the size of a barn door. It is estimated that the ticket will be six feet long, if all the names were run in a single column, or three feet in a double width. As to ballot boxes, sugar barrels will have to be used in some of the large wards. Already some of the county commissioners are making arrange ments for large steel ballot boxes to hold the tickets. The election will be fraught with difficulties and sur prises seem certain. Of the twenty-three presidents, seven were re-elected, namely—Wash ington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Jackson. Lincoln and Grant. Two were renominated and failed of elec tion—Martin Van Buren, who was beaten by Harrison, and Mr. Cleveland who was beaten by the republican grandson of the great whig leader. This gives nine xresidential renomi nations. seven of which were approved by the people. Six presidents who lived out their terms of office failed to get a renomination. They are the two Adamses, Polk, Pierce, Buchaman and Hayes. Three presidents died during their first terms, namely— Harrison, Taylor and Garfield. The four vice presidents who became presidents—Tyler, Fillmore, Johnson and Arthur—were all beaten for the regular nomination. LATE NEWS SUMMARY. Telegraphic News of the World Condensed for the Benefit of Busy Readers. Washington, Politicals foreign and General Domestic Happenings of Note. GENERAL DOMESTIC NEWS. Peter ZinnchzizkousktkowlOU ski is a native of Buffalo, according to that city's directory. Mrs. Levi Vilas, mother of Senator Vilas, died suddenly Saturday night in Madison, Wis. Delegates from fourteen labor organizations in Boston formed a new Amalgamated Building Trade Council. Mortimer Frabitus Reynolds died in Rochester yesterday. He left $500, 000 for the building and maintaining of the Reynolds Public Library. W. Green Wait died at Vail's Mills, N. Y., Sunday, aged 75. He was a prominent Republican and held the office of Port Warden at New York for ten years. Charles Waite, an aeronaut, while giving an exhibition at Tolchester Beach, near Baltimore yesterday fell 1,500 feet, owing to the failure of his parachute to work, and sustained fatal injuries. Drs. E. E. Nvrtsle and C. I?. Merkie of Chippewa Falls, Wis., have been arrested for manslaughter in causing the death of Mrs. Lester Dallas by an unwarranted operation for the removal of a tumor. Two hundred thousand second-hand books are to be sold in one lot in Boston this week to the highest bidder. They belong to the estate of that famous dealer, T. O. H. P. Burnham, and are now in the dingy basement under the Old South Church. William M. Davenport, of Levden, Mass., is blind, but notwithstanding this qualification, manages to run a 700-acre farm of his own, and not only buys his own stock, but can tell all that he wants to know about the qualities of a milch cow simply by passing his hands over it. An interesting reminder of the famous Donnelly-Pioneer Press libel suit is furnished in the suit brought by Flandrau, Squires & Cutcheon against the Pioneer Press Company for the balance of fees due for services rendered in the famous libel suit. The amount sued for is about $5,000 and the attorney for the plaintiffs is no less a personage than Cy. Wellington, who conducted Mr. Donnelly's side in the farmer case. fOREIGX GOSSIP. An electric omnibus company has been formed in London. Norway is to send a Viking ship an exhibit to the World's Fair. Foreign physicians are now ex perimenting with frog lymph as a pretentive of hydrophobia. Louise Michel, the famous socialist agitator, seems to have tired of her tumultuous career, and has settled down to teaching school in a quiet part of London. The German emperor has conferred the order of merit in art and science upon Dr. Gould, of Cambridge, on account of the services he has ren dered astronomy. TheGerman Emperor has graciously sanctioned the election of Sir John Everett Millais, the English painter, as a Knight of the "Ordre pour le merite,"' the highest Prussian order for science and art. The King of Italy, attended by the court, has assisted at the inaugura tion of a monument erected at Turin in commemoration of the Italian sol diers who took part in the ^Crimean war. At Castle Thomery, near Font ainebleau, where Rosa Bonheur has her farm, are horses and cows of many breeds, herds of sheep and goats, numbers of rabbits and poultry, a pair of lions, and several very rare small animals. All these are used as studies by the artist. She is now 70 years old, but is still vigorous. King Malieto of Samoa is unhappy. His stipend of $25 per week is not regularly paid from the royal excheq uer, and a number of his wives have been compelled to take in washing to eke out his scant subsistence. Unless the king business looks up a little he threatens to soil his robes by going into some plebian vocation. The marriage of Count Herbert Bismarck to the Countess Margaret Hoyos, of Fiume, will take place this week. Comtesse Margarethe's father is Count George Hoyos, a partnei in the celebrated firm for the manufact ure of torpedoes at Fiume, and her mother is an Englishwoman, the daughter of Mr. Whitehead, the founder of this torpedo manufactory. King Oscar of Sweden, who is now visiting in Paris, is a man of tall and spare figure, with white hair and beard that were black when he was iSSSm lost in the French capital. He enjoys excellent health. When the King visited President Carnot attheElysee he wore the medal granted him by the French Government for throwing himself before two horses that were running away with a carriage filled with ladies. The Duke of Portland, who is one of the richest noblemen in England, lias just added 20,000 acres to his shooting preserves. The DuVe has now 80,000 acres, or 125 square miles, reserved solely for the use of his gun. He believes in doing things on a large scale. His town house extends along nearly the entire side of Cavendish Square, and "Welbeck," his seat in Nott inghamshire, is said to be the finest woodland domain in England. Several days ago George Perdue, residing nine miles south of Munice, Ind., found a complete set of dies for making counterfeit ten-dollar gold pieces. As no gold of this denomina tion has been put in circulation in this locality it is supposed the finding of the outfit caused the gang to seek pastures new, but today another far mer living on an adjoining farm to Perdue's, by the name of Turner, found under his corn crib a peck measure of nickels, that were made principally of lead and another soft alloy. As counterfeit nickels have been freely circulated here recently it is supposed the manufacture of them has been carried on quite extensively near where the dies were found. Iustructions were given some time since by Secretary Blaine to our minister at Lisbon, Gen. George S. Baclieller, to make a courteous request for the return to the United States of the famous "Long Tom" gun, a 42-pounder, of the celebrated private armed brig-of-war Gen. Armstrong, which played such a heroic part in the battle of Fayal with a British squadron in 1814, says the Washing ton Post. Information has been re ceived at the department of state that the king of Portugal has most graciously expressed his consent to present the gun to the United States, it now being in the Castle of San Juan, at the Island of Fayal. WASHINGTON NEWS. The Treasury deparument has purchased 334,000 ounces of silver at $0,897. Secretary Foster has appointed Harry M. Callison assistant inspector of boilers for New York at a salary of $2,000 per year. Eight alien contract laborers were returned one day last week from the United States to the country from which they came. Senator Davis was fifty-four years old Thursday. Congratulations were numerous and the senator, as ever, was gracious. The condition of Mrs. Harrison continues about the same. She holds up remarkably well under the fatiguing effects of the extremely warm weather. She will leave Washington some time in July for the Adirondacks. Representative Pickler made an attempt one day last week to call up his timber culture bill, but it was objected to by Mr. Holcomb on the ground that a bill of that should go over until more members were pres ent. Representative Eli Stackhouse, of the Sixth district of South Car&lina, died suddenly at his residence in the city of Washington, D. C., from disease of the heart. Mr. Stack house was born in Marion county, South Carolina, in 1824. He served in the Conefderate army and became a colonel. He afterward became prominent in agricultural pursuits was president of the State Farmers* Alliance and a member of the legis-' lature, and was elected to the Fifty second congress as a Democrat. Both branches of congress, on the announce ment of Mr. Stackhouse's tleath. appointed committees to attend the funeral. Senator Kyle and Mr. Jolley of South Dakote are members of the committees. There is not the slightest probabil ity of one of the regular appropriation bills becoming a law before the end of the fiscal year, and, in order to con tinue the work of the departments, 'it will be necessary to pass a joint reso lution after the members of the Sen ate and House return from Chicago extending the provisions of existing appropriation bills until the middle of July. The friends of the river and harbor bill are in great fear that its passage may be retarded for weeks if it is not eventually defeated. It, too, must wait the return of all the mem bers before action even can be had on the proposed new conference. The demands already made upon the treas ury by the increased amount required for the payment of pensions has given the advocates of lower appropriations greater hope of ultimately defeating the river and harbor bill. The mayor and city clerk of Huron have been enjoined against signing a warrant for $2,370 which the council directed to be issued to the city attorney for two month's services. Attorneys come high in Huron. SUXEY IS GUILTY. Convicted of Murder in the First Degree After Ifive Long Hours* He Killed Bob Lyons With a Blow From a Butcher's Sharp Cleaver. "So Help Me God, I Didn't," He Cries From the Witness Box. After being out nearly five hours the jury in the case of Michael T. Sliney re-entered the court with a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. Most of the friends of the young man and those of his victim, Bob Lyons, whom he killed on November 25th last, with a blow from a butch er's cleaver, remained hovering about the corridors of the big white build ing until late. When it was announced about 11:10 o'clock that the jury had come to a decision there was a general scurry for seats, and the court was soon filled. Some disappointment was evinced when it came out that the jury chad returned for instructions only. BROAD HINT OF TROUBLE FOR JAMES". The foreman asked if they could find Sliney guilty as an accessory. Judge Ingraham promptly replied that by the new addition to the code an accessory was always ranked equally guilty with a principal in such cases. This seemed to satisfy the jurors, and they retired again. The question might have had some bearing on the case of Jim Lyons, now in custody, and the audience kept chatting on this topic until the return of the jury, five minutes after. There was a deep silence as the prisoner took his seat between two court officers, and the roll calling of the jurors seemed tedious. To the usual question Foreman Byron H. Page replied: "We find the prisoner guilty—guilty of murder in the first degree." Sliney, who stood facing the panel, displayed little emotion save winking his eyes rapidly half a dozen times, with a sort of sneer on his face, when the words escaped the foreman's lips. His mother and sister Lizzie, who occupied seats in the audience, were terribly affected. Lizzie turned as pale as death, while the mother almost swooned. Some women friends tried to soothe them. Sliney was hurried away to the Tombs. The verdict was received with no other display of feeling. THE LAST DA-TS TRTA"L. The incidents of the trial yesterday were highly dramatic. The whole force of the testimony seemed to favor Sliney and go against James Lyons. Assistant District Attorney Wellman was absent owing to the death of his wife, and his place was taken by Mr. Nicoll. The prisoner's mother testified that Mike called at her house at 4:10 o'clock in the afternoon, and at 4:30 m., hearing that something had happened at Bob Lyons,' she and Mrs. Bridget Brooks went there and saw Bob Lyons dead. Jim Lyons was there. Mrs. Brooks corroborated this testimony. This goes against the alibi set up by James Lyons. Mrs. Mary O'Brien testified that at 4:10 p. m. she saw Mickey Sliney leave the butcher store. Lawyer F. B. House, Sliney's coun sel, testified that he had examined the premises, and it was evident the murder occured in the hallway. "SO HELP ME GOD, I DIDN'T!" There was a hush as Mike Sliney took the stand. He said he was in Lyons' store the evening before the murder, and told of Bob Lyons' quar rel with his mother. On the day of the murder he went to tlj? store about 4:15 o'clock to' borrow a dress coat of Bob Lyons. He saw Bob Lyons with his hand to his neck, which was bleeding, and James Lyon stood near with a cleaver in his hand. Old Mrs. Lyons and a red faced man were also present. The man shouted, "Cheese it, Jim, there's Mickey Sliney." Sliney ran away without saying anything. At Cath arine street he was overtaken by James Lyons, who told him to say nothing about what he had seen and he would give him $5,000. "Now, Mickey," said Mr. House, picking up the cleaver, "did you strike the blow which caused Bob Lyons' deatliV" "Sohelp me God, I didn't," replied Sliney. MICKEY'S WONDROUS NERVE. Mr. House gave the cleaver to Sli ney and told him to explain how he had been handling it when the little girl, Nellie Burke, saw him a short time before the murder. Sliney ran his hand over the edge of the cleaver and placed it on the stenographer's desk r,in the position he held it in Lyon's store. His hand never trem bled. Sliney said that the first confession he made to Inspector Byrnes, in which he accused James Lyons of the murder, was true. The second was false, and was made on the promise of Jim Lyon that he would see that Sliney got out of prison and that his lawyers should be paid. He thought his neighbors would despise him if he told what he had seen. Cross examination by Mr. Nicoll did not shake his testimony. AFXEK AN HEIRESS. A tortland, Oregon, Man Has Poor Luck in His Hunt for a Wife. Joseph P. Megler has tried for seven years to become the husband of some rich woman and has ignominiously failed. Perhaps no other man in the United States has been as persistent in this direction as Mr. Megler has been if so he is entitled to distinct ion in the great army of eccntric per sons. Mr. Megler put his schemes of fortune hunting into operation in 1885 and has not up to now ceased in his endeavors. "I could not go through the mill again," he said, sadly, yesterday. -It has ruined my health and has been expensive. I was prosperous before. I set out to marry for money, and through my persistent endeavors to wed an heiress I have become poor." Mr. Megler's proposals of marriage to women all over the country have been, without exception, mailed from Portland, Ore. Monday he returned to New York, his native city and. while he lias abandoned fortune hunt ing, he thinks that he has not been treated quite right by Mrs. W. H. Vanderbilt, one of whose eighteen grandchildren he was ambitious to marry. In speaking of his unprofitable cor respondence with Mrs. Vanderbilt Megler told me that he considered that he stood as good a chance as any body to wed one of the eighteen grandchildren, and that on account of being a New Yorker he was entitled to considerable attention. Megler fished out of his trunk an account book in which was written in pencil copies of letters he had addressed to wealthy men and women, informing them that he was in the field hunting for a rich wife. This is what HE WROTE TO HELEN GOULD. Dear Miss I have gone into the matrimonial market and have your name in my catalogue. Should this information commend your fancy, write me at once. Yours [Signed.] JOSEPH M. MEGLER. Megler wrote to Miss Jennie Flood, daughter of the late James C. Flood, in a similar vein and also made inquiry from John Jacob Astor and Charles Crocker, the San Francisco millionaire, if they had any unmar ried daughters. Megler told me that Mr. Crocker, while on a visit to Port land, made inquiry about him at the store where he was employed. Another letter in Megler's book was directed to Miss Clotliilde Palms, daughter of the late Francis Palms, a Detroit millionaire. Megler told me in conclusion that he used to believe that he was destined to be wealthy, because many years ago before he went west Jay Gould winked at him one night in the Grand opera house. Although Megler has abandoned his fortune hunting, he reads the news papers carefully every day in the hope of getting information about the object of his former epistolary pursuits. „l'esh Popcorn Here." Chicago Times: Popcorn is expeeted to yield a revenue to the Exposition company of $217,000. This estimate may seem exorbitant, but it is made by Secretary Crawford, of the ways and means committee, and is doubt less correct. Mr. Crawford has based his figures on the receipts from this concession of the centennial. In 1876 there were over 8,000,000 admissions to the grounds at Philadelphia. Of those who entered the gates one in four purchased popcorn. The gross receipts were about $100,000. The popcorn habit has grown upon the public as the years have gone past, and more than one in four will purchase next year. But in order that no overestimate may be made, Mr. Crawford has clung to the old figures. It is estimated that ,at least 28,000,000 individuals will enter the world's fair gates next year, and that 7,000,000 will spend 5 cents each for popcorn. If these figures are correct, $350,000 will be expended for popcorn by those who visit the fair. Yesterday the privilege of selling popcorn was voted to the firms of E. It. Nichols & Co. and J. M. Martin & Co., who promise to pay €2 per cent, of the gross receipts. This will net the Exposition company $217,000. Peter Scliaub, a well-to-do gardener of Emerichsville, who has been ill for several weeks, persuaded his wife to make a trip to market. He then went to his smoke-house, heavily charged a double-barreled shotgun, placed the butt end on a barrel, and, lying down upon the floor, he held the business end to his mouth and pulled the trigger with a string. The entire head was blown away from the chin upward. Fragments of his skull and brains were scattered in every direction. Schaub was aged 57. After July 1st, the Howard post office will be in the presidential class. COMING EVENTS June 21—Democratic National Con* vention at Chicago. June 29—National Prohibition. Party meets at Cincinatti. Aug. 3-7—Triennial Conclave of* Knights Templar at Denver. July 12-15—Annual convention of" National Educational Association at-. Saratoga Springs, N. Y. July 7-10—Annual Session of Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor at New York City. SOUTN DAKOTA. June 21-24—Mo. Valley Veteran-. Assn. meets at Scotland. June 21-24—Lake Madison Veteran) Assn. encampment at Flandreau. June 28-30—State Dairyman at' Watertown. June 20-27—Industrial encampment and Independent convention at Red field. June 28-30—G. A. R. encampment, atBritton. July 1-21—Chautauqua Assembly at Madison. June 27-July 2—Centarl Dakota Vet erans' Association, at Oakwood Lake., NORTH DAKOTA Aug. 2—Republican State Convene tion at Fargo. EMIN PASHA IS DEAD. The Governor of Equatorial Africa Stfc- cumbi to Smallpox. The Tagebatt confirms the recent^ rumors of the death in the interior of Africa of Emin Pasha. If it is true that Emin is dead the natural sup position is that he has fallen a victim to smallpox, from which reports in April stated he was suffering. In 1878 Dr. Emin Bey was sent by Gordon to the equatorial province of Africa as governor. AVhen he took the post there was annual deficit of $90,000 in 1881 he sent down $18,OOG» surplus revenue. In 1882 he was in Khartoum and offered to the authori ties to try and make peace with the mahdi. They refused his help and told him to go back to his province,. develop it and protect its frontiers. From that time nothing was heard' of Emin Bey for several years. It' was understood that he was hemmed! in by hostile natives in equatorial Africa and prevented from reaching tie coast or commuuicating with the outside world. In 1885 the various. geographical societies of Europe began to agitate the question of send ing an expedition to the relief of the? brave explorer. About the same time Stanley wrote to some friends in England offering to lead a government expedition for the relief of Emin. His services were offered gratuitously, and he also said1 that should another leader be chosen he would give 500 pounds to the ex pedition. The British government considered the different memorials and were forced to take action by events at Cairo. Unknown to them Dr. Schweinfurth, the African travel er and a friend of Emin, brought great pressure to bear upon the Egyptian government. They raised: Emin Bey to the rank of pasha, thus* recognizing his position and their responsibility. They also voted $40, 000 to any relief expedition. The British government then accepted the offer of certain private individuals to equip a relief expedi tion, with Stanley as the leader, the-^ Egypt-ion grant to be given to that, expeditions. Stanley's expedition to central. Africa, the finding of Emin and that doughtly explorer's refusal to be rescued are all matters of such re cent date as to be fresh in the minds of all readers of the newspapers. A few months ago it was reported that Emin had become blind. Robbed by Monte Sharks. The police of DesMoines are on the lookout for three men who swindled a Dallas county farmer out of $2,500. Several days ago a stranger appeared at the farm house of Peter' Gardner, near Adel, and engaged board for an indefinite period, being, he said, in pursuit of health. In the: course of time he became familiar with the old farmer, explaining to him, among other things, the beauties-. of three card monte, in which the farmer won a considerable sum and was happy. Yesterday two more strangers appeared in Adel, hired a spanking livery turnout and went to Garner's place to buy his farm. The three men and the farmer became engaged in three card monte, in which, of course, the farmer was allowed to win. The two newcomers advised the farmer to get some money and break the monte man. They all went to tuwn and the farmer drew $2,500 from the bank. One of the three disappeared while in town and as the others were returning to the farmer's home he reappeared on the road with a big revolver in each hand and robbed the whole outfit' making good his escape. The others went on with the farmer, and to console him for his loss gave him a check for $2, 600 on a Cedar Rapids bank, which, of course, is utterly worthless aud is all the old farmer has to show for his exciting experience. The Bushnell cheese factory, just started, is making two thirty-five* pound cheeses per day.