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I rHOlCE cn •Coin" SELECTION OF IN EBEST1NG ITEMS. ^ntrl nmI the Criticism* Jlased Upon ings of the U»y—Historical IfaPl'"" ,nd 'u"s Noto•• E-.GT.AX» eats Australian egg3. vsKA has the largest quartz mill. T„K world is full of rascals wlio are lulling "-.vliip bchiud." To IIKVF.AL its complacence by gifts is of the native dialects of love. -\I vxy a Congressman envies a mos uito. His biil always goes through. WK may shut ruth ger County. our eye3 to a painful but we don't shut our ears—if it's about' somebody else. j[o' was made to mourn, but he has tilings so that his wife has taken Itlie j°b or! his hands. CO.VSTDT I the man who is always Imuictiial— how much time he wastes waiting fur other people. THE famous Mercer or Neshannock Matoes are natives of the soil of Mer Pa., and hence the name. THE rate of increase in population of racoma during the last ten years was Ifi.OOO I'OV cent. For rapidity of growth Ibis probably beats anything hereto [fore recorded. Tin: dec ea=e of the shipbuilding of i,0 United Kingdom during 1890 amounts to •211,823 tons in the aggre gate, but the production of the Scottish vards lia increased by 21,000 tons. IK the MAN who takes up a whole Lit in a car. Lands, while somebody else will try Lai with the plan of sharing his some one else, he will be sur- Li ied to find how much more comfort able the seat will become. A Koiir.iGN physician has discovered Ilia! goats are not subject to consump tion. The general belief has been that at they beat all known quadrupeds on boiisumption, und took in everything from a circus poster to an oyster can. LADY Annie Brunt, granddaughter of Lord Byron, with her husband and Ut ile daughter is located on the border of I'ue Egyptian desert near Cairo. Her is a tent, and she has adopted the Kress and customs of the Arab. '•INNOCENT," who writes to know what $, grand dtitchess is, is informed that, as Ler title implies, she is a very grand tersonage who usually makes a stir in world three times during her life— t'v.n she is born, when she is married, iw\ieu she dies. Tm: locomotive telephone signal ein ^b!es two trains approaching each other communicate by cloning the circuit kvheu two miles apart. The ringing of gong warns the engineers, who can Iconver.se with each other over the tele phone. A STKKI, clip, to facilitate the pulling Ion or taking off of rubber overshoes, pins been invented. It is inserted in the upper part of the heel, and opens or [closes the shoe, as may be required. A ug which is connected with the clip teerves to pull the shoes on or off. KiiEc wants to find a purchaser for Plains of Abraham, which are al ways tumbling down about her ears and baking trouble. They are warranted |o be iu fair condition, will stand in kny climate, and the purchaser will be I«ired to take them away this year. THI. depositors in a private institution |a a Kansas town were getting ready to pake a run, as the banker was reported fcbort. but before they could do so he left by way of the back door and took *11 the cash in his carpet-bag. He rea soned that in his case it was better to I'1'11 than be run on. Ax eccentric old bachelor named Fiank Ebeling died the other day at ptchison, Xan. He had been engaged tbe grain business, and among his Nets are 3,000 bushels of wheat which Pe bad in his warehouse five vears. He le used to sell them because the price |ever readied his mark of value. Si»MK ladies have been telling a con jimnorary how to train a husband. It l^ema to be taken for granted that man an °bstreperous animal that must be 1-iJled with care and that is about 1 frutli of the matter. Perhaps if he Nd, lie might be better, but he is so pucli of a child that he must be cod l-ed. there were laws under which the l'lail, partridges, turkeys, geese and I.,0: w''d fowl and birds could be ab- el.y protected for the space of twen «e years, the United States could |ai" 840,000,000 in the increase of crops. 1° SJC'| laws can be made, however. Ijumanity must havo something to shoot I'- even if only a frog. ^'Hlj Emperor of Germany, while en- ai'''ng much more freely than his father did, has a keen eye to f°n°iny. The imperial kitchen, par fu. ar'y, I ^ness. in order to avoid the im pose wastage which has occurred at J6 ')a^uce former times, whenever a xedlf 8'Ven' the guosts are to be served, and makes his cooks and servants answer, to a penny, for expenditures. NOTHING wearies a railroad traveler more than a straight track," says an old railroad man. "Any road with fifty miles of straight track would be shunned for one with three or four curves in that distance. I know legions of people who put themselves out to go roais which wind and curve and give anew bit of scenerv every few minutes." KRUPP, the German cannon-maker, figures up that he has been responsible for the death of 650*000 men on the bat tlefield. Then, he turns over the shin gle and figures that these 650,000 men would have died from over-eating and over-drinking, and he pushes the but ton and tells the foreman to turn out five more full batteries. VERA SASSULITCH has been the cans of more alarm to the Czar than all the other Russian anarchists combined. In her early years she was a pretty gov erness in a little country village 1 Russia, and she-still possesses traces of beauty. She is a woman of ifon will and stern resolution. At one time, finding it impossible to conquer her, the Russian Government is said to have offered her a bribe of 10,000,000 rubies to quit the cause of anarchy and leave the country. THE New York Star tells of a man who, in coming from Odessa, brought with him a small quantity of the best Turkish tobacco. Before leaving the vessel he spread it out and folded it in large silk handkerchiefs and placed it next the skin under his vest. This in no degree gave him a suspicious full ness, but it was a3 much as he could do to walk ashore and tear this horrible poultice from him. Tobacco thus ap plied is one of the most powerful of emetics. WHEN Mr. and Mrs. Stanley reached Buffalo they were assigned the bridal chambers in the Niagara Hotel. Sev eral wealthy and fashionable ladies living in the house thought it would be a delicate compliment to fix up the rooms with their own home belongings. They did so, thinking to reclaim them in a few hours. Mrs. Stanley, not knowing of the sacrifice, was so charmed with their apartments that she and her husband kept them several days. The kind-hearted decorators stood it as best they could. DR. OSWALD says soothing syrups are nothing but treacle mixed with the most hellish poison known to crime and de pravity, that they exert a health-blight ing influence to the end of the victim's life and are largely responsible for the sallow appearance of those children who have for years been fuddled with the infernal drug. He prefers the method of the Zanzibar slave dealer who quiets squalling brats by banging their wooly heads against a post until they are bushed, as he thinks the after effects are less disastrous. THE inhabitants of The Hague are delighted at once more having royalty in their midst, and the sight of the day is the little Queen taking her afternoon drive in a sleigh drawn by four ponies. Both the Queens lead the simplest of lives, and Queen Wilhelmina has re turned to her books and masters just as if she was still at Het Loo. Her fa ther's old nurse (who had been present at his birth in Brussels) died two or three days since, at the age of 100, and was buried with great state in the Ca thedral of Breda, THE report of the Forests Commission to the New York Legislature on the proposed Adirondack State Park pro vides for a tract of 2,307,760 acres, of which the State at present owns about one quarter. This will certainly be one of the most magnificent parks in exist ence. There will be nearly 60,000 acres of water suitable for boating and hunt ing excursions. The total value of the land within the proposed park is $651, 000. It is thought that the Legislature may possibly push the western line of the park over the northern portion of the adjacent land and include 500,000 acres, which are now in danger of being taken up by timber speculators. Art or Taking-Leave. It frequently happens that the mo ments of leave taking are so prolonged as to become the larger part of a visit. When a caller rises to gO, the family rise also. Then another topic springs to life, and the conversation is renewed. The silent members group respectively around the departing visitor. One topic melts into another, and the tableau dis solves to seek temporary and secret re lief from standing, on the edges of tables, the arms of chairs, or any con venient projection, with arms twined around waists, or curtains, or anything that offers alleviation. Failing these, they rest on one foot, and then on an other. I have seen a whole familv standing on one foot, like barn-yard chickens on a cold morning, with A guest hovering on the eve of departure, yet staying on. Who does not remember such occasions? The conversation flags hope revives. Another springs up dis appointment settles with leaden wings. When at last the departure is fin®"? made, is managed with an eye to EmPeror P«ce, per person, at whioh his Wm the household is physically and mentally prostrated. "Stand not upon the order of your fe»-.. .r-'.^-n.-.L'-W-,^^-.^- .-,, y,-, ...... :.vy, going,but goat once. The moment of rising should only pre cede the moment of leaving. A few gracious words, a cordial hand and the ordeal which many find so dif ficult, is over, leaving nothing but pleas ant memories. THE PLAGUE OF LIES. FIFTH SERMON IN THE SERIES ON THE CITY'S PLAGUES. Dr. Talmage Preaches a Forcible Dis course Which Will Apply Equally Well In Country and City "lie Shall Not Surety Die," Satan Told Eve, and He tied. "The Plague of Lies" was selected by Dr. Talmagc for the subject of the fifth of his discourses on "The Plagues of These Tarec Cities." His text was Genesis iii, 4, "Yc shall not surely die." That was a point blank lie. Satan told it to Eve to induce her to put her semicircle of white, beautiful teeth into a forbidden apricot or plum or peach or apple. Ilo practically said to her, "Oh, Eve, just take a bite of this and you will be omnipotent and omniscient. You shall be as gods." .Tust opposite was the result. It was the iirst lie that was ever told in our world. It opened the gate for all the falsehoods that have ever alighted on this planet. It introduced a plague that covers all nations, the plague of lies. Far worse than the plagues of Egypt, for they were on the banks of the Nile, but this on the banks of the Hud son, on the banks of the East River, on banks of the Ohio, and the Mississippi, and the Thames, and the Rhine, and the Tiber, and on both sides of all rivers. The Egyptian plagues lasted only a few weeks, but for six thousand years has raged this plague of lies. There area hundred ways of telling a lie. A man's entire life may be a false hood, while with his lips he may not once directly falsify. There are those who state what is positively untrue, but afterward say "may be" softly. These departures from the truth are called "white lies but there is really no such thing as a white lie. The whitest lie that was ever told was as black as perdition. No inventory of public crimes will be sufficient that omits this gigantic abomination. There are men high in church and state actually useful, self-denying and honest in many things, who, upon certain subjects and iti certain spheres, arc not at all to be depended upon for veracity. Indeed, there are many men and women who have their notions of truthfulness so thoroughly perverted that they do not know when they are lying. With many it is a cultivated sin with some it seems a natural infirmity. I have known peo ple who seemed to have been born liars. The falsehoods of their lives extended from cradle to grave. Prcvariations, misrepresentation and dishonesty of speech appeared in their iirst utterances, and were as natural to them as any of their infantile diseases, and were a sort of moral croup or spiritual scarlatina. But many have been placed in circum stances where this tendency has day by day and hour by hour been called to larger development. They have gone from at tainment to attainment, and from class to class until they have bccomc regularly graduated liars. The air of the city is filled with false hoods. They hang pendent from the chandeliers of our finest residences they crowd the shelves of some of our mer chant princes they lilt the sidewalk from curb-stone a brown stone facing they cluster aro''.nd the mechanic's hammer, and blossr from the end of the mer chant's yard-stick, and sit in the doors of churches. Some call them "fiction." Some style them "fabrication." You might say that they were subterfuge, disguised, delusion, romance, evasion, pretense, fable, deception, misrepresenta tion but, as I am ignorant of anything to be gained by the hiding of a God defy ing outrage under a lexicographer's blanket, I shall call them what my father taughtane to call them—lies. I shall divide them into agricultural, mercantile, mechanical, ecclesiastical and social lies. First, then, I will speak of those that arc more particularly agricultural. There is something in the perpetual presence of natural objects to make a man pure. Tho trees never issue "false stock." Wheat fields are always honest. Rye and oats never move out in the night, not paying for the place they have occu pied. Corn shocks never make false as signments. Mountain brooks are always "current." The gold on the grain is never counterfeit. Tho sunrise never Daunts in false colors. The dew sports only genuine diamonds. Taking farmers as a class, I believe they are truthful and fair in dealing and kind-hearted. But the regions surrounding our cities do not always send this sort of men to our markets. Day by day there creak through our streets and about the mar ket houses farm wagons that have not an honest spoke iu their wheel or a truthful rivet from tongue to tailboard. During the last few years there have been times when domestic economy has foundered on tho farmer's firkin. Neither high taxes, nor the high price of dry goods, nor the exorbitancy of labor, could excuse much that the city has wit nessed in the behavior of the yeomanry. By tho quiet firesides in Westchester and Orange counties I hope there may be seasons of deep reflection and hcaity re pentance. Rural districts are accus tomed to rail at groat cities as given up to fraud and every form of unrighteous ness, but our cities do not absorb all the abominations. Our citizcns have learned the importance of not always trusting to the size and stylo of apples on the top of a farmer's barrel as an indication of what may be found farther down. Many of our people aro accustomed to watch and see how correctly a bushel of beets is measured, and there are not many honest milk cans. Deceptions do not all cluster round city halls. When our cities sit down and weep oyer their sins, all tho surrounding countries ought to come in and weep with them. There is often hostility on tho part of producers against traders, as though the man who raises the corn was necessarily more honorable than the grain dealer who pours it into his mam moth bin. There ought to be no such hostility. Yet producers often think it no wrong to snatch away from the trader and they say to the bargain maker: "You get your money easy." Do they get it easy? Let those who in the quiet field and barn get their living exchange places with those who stand to-day amid the excitements of com mercial life and see if they find it so easy. When the farmer goes to sleep with assurance that his corn and barley will be growing all the night, moment by mo ment adding to his revenue, the mer chant tries to go to sleep conscious that that moment his cargo may be broken on the rocks or damaged by the wave that sweeps clear across the hurricane deck, or that reckless speculators may that very hour be plotting some monetary P^j^r y-. revolution, or the burglars be prying open his safe, or his debtors fleeing tho *?w®» or 'a,1(llord raising the rent, or the fires kindling on the block that con tains all his estate. Easy! Is it? God help tho merchant!. It is hard to have the palms of the hands blisterod with out door work, but a more dreadful process when through mercantile anxieties the brain is consumed. In the next, place we notice mercantile J'®9' those before tho counter and be hind the counter. I will not attempt to specify the different forms of commer cial falsehood. There are merchants who excuse themselves for deviation from truthfulness because of what they call commercial custom. In othor words, tho multiplication and universality of a sin turns it into a virtue. There have been large fortunes gathered where there was not one drop of unrequited toil in the wine not one spark of bad temper flashing from tho bronze bracket not one drop of needle woman's heart blood in the crimson plush, while there are other great establishments in which there is not one door knob, not one brick, not one trinket, not one thread of lace but has upon it tho mark of dishonor. What wonder if, some lay, a hand of toil that had been wrung and worn out and blistered till the skin came off should be placed against the elegant wall paper, leaving its mark of blood—four lingers and a thumb—or that some day, walking tho halls, there should be a voicc accosting the occupant, saying, "Six cents for making a shirt," and, flying the room, another voicc should say, 'Twelve cents for an army blanket," and the man should try to sleep at night, but ever an anon be aroused, until, get ting up on one elbow, he should shriek out, "Who's there?" One Sabbath night, in tho vestibule of my church, after service, a woman fell in convulsions. The doctors said she needed medicine not so much as something to eat. As she began to revive in her delir ium. she said gasping: "Eight cents! Eight cents! Eight cents! I wish I could get it done I am so tired! I wish I could get some sleep, but I must get it done! Eight cents! Eight cents!" We found afterward sho was making garments tor eight cents apiece, and that sho could make but threeof them in a day! Three times eight are twenty-four! Hear it, men and women who have comfortable homes! Some of the worst villians of tho city arc the employers of these women. They beat them down to the last penny, and try to cheat them out of that. The wo man must deposit a dollar or two before she gets the garments to work on. When the work is done it is sharply inspected, the most insignificant flaws picked out, and the wages refused, and sometimes tho dollar deposited not given back The Women's Protective Union reports a case where one of these poor souls, find ing a placo where she could get more wages, resolved to change employers,and went to get her pay for work done. The employer says, "I hear you are going to leave me." "Yes," she said, "and I am come to get what you owe me." He made no answer. She said, "Aro you not going to pay me?" "Yes," lie said, "I will pay you," and he kicked her down the stairs. There are thousands of fortunes made in commercial spheres that are through out righteous. God will let his favor rest upon every scroll, every pictured wall, every traceried window, and the joy that flashes from the lights, and showers from tho music and dances in the children's quick feet, pattering through the hall, will utter the congrat ulation of men and the approval of God. A merchant can, to the last item, be thoroughly honest. There is never any need of falsehood. Yet how many will, day by day, hour by hour, utter what they know to be wrong. You say that you are selling at less than cost. If so, than it is right to say it. But did that cost you less than what you ask for it? If not, then you have falsified. You say that that article cost you twenty-live dollars. Did it? If so, then all right. If it did not, then you have falsified. Suppose you are a purchaser. You are "beating down" the goods. You say that that article for which five dollars is charged is not worth more than four. Is it worth no more than four dollars? Then all right. If it be worth more, and for the sake of getting it for less than its value, you willfully depreciate it, you have falsified. You may call in a sharp trade. The recording angel writes it down on the ponderous tomes of eternity. "Mr. So-and-so, merchant on water street or in Eighth street or in State street, or Mrs. So-and-so, keeping house on Beacon street, or on Madison avenue, or Rittcnhouse square, or Brooklyn Heights or Brooklyn Hill, told one false hood." You may consider it insignificant because relating to an insignificant pur chase. You would despise the man who would falsify in regard to some great matter in which the citv or the whole country was concerned but this is only a box of buttons, or a row of pins, or a case of needles. Be not deceived. The article purchased may be so small you can put it iu your vest pocket, but the sin was bigger than the Pyramids, and the eclio of the dishonor will reverberate through all the mountains of eternity. In the next place I notice mechanical lies. There is no class of men who ad minister more to the welfare of tho city tiian artisans. To their hand we must look for the building that shelters us, for the garments that clothe us, for the car that carries us. They wield a widespread influence. There is much derision of what is called "Muscular Christianity,'' but in tho latter day of the world's prosperity think that the Christian will be muscular. We have a right to expect of those stalwart men of toil the highest possible integrity. Many of them answer all our expecta tions, and stand at the front of religious and philanthropic enterprises. But this class, like the others that I have named, has in it those who lack iu the clement of veracity. They cannot all be trusted. In times when the demand for labor is great it is impossible to meet the de mands of the public, or do work with that promptness and perfection that would at other times be possible. But there are mechanics whose word cannot be trusted at any time. No man has a right to promise more work than he can do. There are mechanics' who say they will come on Monday, but they do not come until Wednesday. You put work into their hands that they tell you shall be completed in ten days, but it is thirty. There have been houses built of which it might be said that every nail driven, every foot of plastering put on, every yard of pipe laid, every shingle hammered, every brick mortared, could teli of falsehood connected therewith. There are men attempting to do ten or fifteen pieces of work who have not the time or strength to do more than five or six pieces, but by promises never ful filled keep all the undertakings within their own grasp. This is what they call "nursing" the job. How much wrong to his soul and in sult to God a mechanic would save if ho promised only so much as lie expected to be able to do. I next notice ecclesiastical lies—that is, falsehoods told for the purpose of ad vancing churches and sects, or for tho purpose of depleting them. There is no use in asking many a Calvinist what an Arminian believes, for ho willl be apt to tell you that the Arminian believe:. that a man can convert himself or to ask the' Arminian what tho Calvinist believes, for he will tell you that the Calvinist be lieves that God made some men just to damn them. There is no need in asking a paedo-Baptist what a Baptist believes, for he will be apt to say that the Baptist believes immersion to be positively nec essary to salvation. It is almost impos sible for one denomination of Christians, without prejudico or misrepresentation, to state the sentiment of an opposing sect. If a man hates Presbyterians, and you ask him what Presbyterians believe, he will tell you that they believe that there are infants in hell a span long! It is strange, also, how individual churches will sometimes make misstate ments about other individual churches. It is especially so in regard to falsehoods told with reference to prosperous enter prises. As long as a church is feeble, and tho singing is discordant, and the minister, through the poverty of the church, must go with a threadbare coat, and here and there a worshiper sits in tho end of a pew, having all the seat to himself, religious sympathizers of other churches will say, "What a pity!" But let a great day of prosperity come, and even ministers of the Gospel, who ought to be rejoiced at tho largeness and extent of the work, denounce and misrepresent and falsify, starting the suspicion in re gard to themselves that the reason they do not like the corn is because it is not ground in their own mill. How long be fore we shall learn to bo fair in our re ligious criticisms! The keenest jealousies on earth are church jealousies. The fieldjof Christian work is so large that there is no need that our hoe handles hit. Next I speak of society lies. This evil makes much of society insincere. You know not what to believe. When people ask you to come you do not know wheth er or not they want you to come. When they send their regards you do not know whether it is an expression of their heart or an external civility. We have learned to take almost everything at a discount. Word is sent, "Not at home," when they are only too lazy to dress themselves. They say, "The furnace has just gone out," when in truth they have had no fire in it all winter. They apologize for the unusual barrenness of their table when they never live any better. They decry their most luxurious entertain ments to win a shower of approval. They apologize for their appearance, as though it were unusual, when always at home they look just so. They would make you believe that some nice sketch on the wall was the work of some master painter. "It was an heirloom, and once hung on the walls of a castle, and a duke gave it to their grandfather." When the fact is that painting was made by a man "down east," and baked so as to make it look old, and sold with others for ten dollars a dozen. People who will lie about nothing else will lie about a picture. On a small income we must make the world believe that we are afflu ent, and our life becomes a cheat, a counterfeit and a sham. What a round of insincerities many people run in order to win the favor of the world! Their life is a sham and their death an unspeakable sadness. Alas for the poor butterflies when the frost strikes them? Compare the life and death of such a one with that of some Christian aunt who was once a blessing to your house hold. I do not know that she was ever offered the hand in marriage. She lived single, that untrammeled she might be everybody's blessing. Whenever the sick were to be visited, or the poor to be provided with bread, she went with a blessing. She could pray or sing "Rock of Ages" for any sick pauper who asked her. As she got older there were days when she was a little sharp, but for the most part auntie was a sun beam—just the one for Christmas eve. She knew better than any one else how to fix things. Her every prayer, as God heard it, was full of everbody who had trouble.* The brightest things in all the house dropped from her fingers. She had peculiar notions, but the grandest notion she ever had was to make you happy. Sho dressed well—auntie always dressed well but her highest adornment was that of a meek and quiet spirit, which, in the sight of God, is of great price. When she died you all gathered lovingly about her, and as you carried her out to rest the Sunday-school class almost covered the coffin with japonicas, and the poor people stood at the end of the alley with their aprons to their eyes, sobbing bitterly and the man of the world said, with Solomon, "Her price was above rubies," and Jesus, as unto the maiden in .Tudca commanded, "I say unto thee, arise!" But to many, through insincerity, this life is a masquerade ball. At such en tertainments gentlemen and ladies ap pear in the dress of kings or queens, mountain bandits or clowns, and at the close of the dance throw off their dis guises, so in this life all unclean passions move in mask. Across the floor they trip merrily. The lights sparkle along the wall or drop from the ceiling—a co hort of fire! The music charms. The diamonds glitter. The feet bound. Gemmed hands stretchcd out clasp gemmed hands. Dancing feet respond to dancing feet. Gleaming brow bends to gleaming brow. On with the dance! Flash and rustle and laughter and im meas'ireable merry making! But tho languor of death comes over the limbs &nd blurs the sight. Lights lower! Floor hollow with sepul chral echo. Music saddens into a wail Lights lower! The maskers can hardlj now be seen. Flowers exchange tlieii frasranco for a sickening odor, such as comes from garlands that have lain in vaults of cemeteries. Lights lower! Mists fill the room. Glasses rattle a? though shaken by sullen thunder Sighs seem caught among thi curtains. Scarf falls from the shoulder of beauty a shroud! Lights lower! Over the slipperv boards, in dance of death, glide jealousies, dis appointment, lust, despair. Torn leaves and withered garlands only half hide th« ulcered feet. The stench of smoking lamp wicks almost quenched. Choking damps. Chilliness. Feet still. Hand» folded. Eyes shut. Voices hushed. Lights out! WHAT IS tho difference between a car rlage wheel and a oarrinpe borne? One goes heat when it tired, and the other doesn't. mm 1 *3 4 SOUTH DAKOTA INTERESTS. A Shut Out for Wild-Cat Banking. Private banks cannot do business in South Dakota after Aug. 1. This meas ure was put through the legislature dur ing its closing hours. All banks must be incorporated after that date. The law provides that the least amount of capital stock of banks shall be $10,000 for all towns of less than 2,000 inhabitants, $25,000 for towns having more than 2,000 and less than 5,000 inhabitants, and $50, 000 for towns having more than 5,000 population. Private banks have been started in this state with less than 81,000 capital and have done business entirely with funds of depositors. Several banks of this kind failed during the last year for amounts ranging from .$5,000 to $50, 000 each, and this law was enacted to protect the people, although it is charged that it is a scheme of incorpo rated banks to shut out the rival banks. Trouble at the University. A trouble of a peculiar nature is just on at the university at Vermillion. When Rev. H. B. Grose was appointed about one year ago to fill tho position ofj the deceased president, Dr. Ed ward Olson, it was to fill a position which not one man in a thousand could have done satisfactorily. He went to work with a will, but lacked the experi ence to make his adminstration a suc cessful one at once. Many of tho students, however, having been opposed to the appointment of an eastern man, began to find fault with his method and manner of conducting the univers ity, and the sentiment culminated by those same students getting up a peti tion to the board of regents wherein they air all their feelings against the president. They ask the board to duly consider their position and take action in regard to deposing him. A committee of students waited upon him and re quested him to resign. He refused to do so. The petition has been circulated pretty thoroughly among the students and quite aper cent, of them signed it. A little excitement prevailed among the students for a day or so •but it has about quieted down. The faculty as yet havo taken no definite action, hoping that the affair could be amicably settled. The citizens of the city are taking no part in it. Warner Citizens Oppose the County Pur chase of Seed Wheat. WARNER, S. D., March 19.—At a meet ing of citizens of Warner townsnip, reso lutions were passed authorizing an injunction to be served upon the Brown county commissioners to prevent them from issuing $175,000 worth of warrants for the purchase of seed wheat. Other townships in tho southern portion o£ the county have signified their willingness to fight the county commissioners on this point, the same being in conflict with the state constitution and very burdensome to taxpayers. Muj. Kimball's dob Uid Mot Go With Moody's* A telegram to Huron friends, from Maj. Lewis Kimball, who has been in charge of the affairs of the committee on Indian affairs, of which Senator Moody was chairman, and who received tho position from that gentleman, says he will retain the place, though Mr. Moody failed of re-election. Dispatches from Washington a few days ago said that Maj. Kimball would lose his position bo cause Mr. Moody was not returned. To Secure a World Fair Representation* The Commercial club of Yankton has decided to make a vigorous effort to unite all the principal cities of South Dakota in a project to have the state represented at the world's fair in 1S93. The legislature having failed to make an appropriation, progressive men of the state will make it a matter of private en terprise. Beadle Coanty School I.andLease. Beadle county school lands will be of fered for lease in' Huron on the 8th of April. It is likely that prices will greatly exceed those of last year as the leases will run for a term of five years and some of the lands are especially de sirable for herding purposes. South Dakota Jottings. Gov. MELLETTE will soon go to AI bina, Ore., for a visit with his sons. THE Pierre pontoon bridge is being re paired so it Will be in shape for use when the ice goes out. THE mid-month shipment from the Deadwood belt mines consisted of five handsome gold bricks valued at $160,000. THE State Agricultural college, at Brookings has received its first install ment of the government appropriation, $15,000. THE national board of soldiers' homes has decided to place South Dakota's sol diers' home on the accredited list. This insures the state $100 per inmate. IT is stated that never before in the history of Dakota were so mauy Masons assembled together at one time as were in Yankton in attendance at the Hand funeral. SENATOR M. W. SHEAF says he knows by personal experience that it pays to raise sheep. He says sheep raising is the keynote to success for South Da kota farmers. AT Deadwood the Elk horn contractors paid out for labor during last summer and fall $750,000. Of this $400,000 went for board and clothing, $50,000 was taken out of the country, and $300,000 was spent for whisky and its concomitant vices. WILBUR SMITH, of Deadwood, is au thority for the statement that the well on the premises where he resides is a veritable gold mine, as every bucket of water drawn from it contains more or less colors of the precious metal. A short time ago he stirred up tho gravel at the bottom, then drew up several tubs full of the liquid, and when it settled panned out the residue, the result being quite a handsome clean-up. The hillside or bar on which the house is built has never been worked, but the probability now is that an extensive hydraulic plant will be put in operation. LATONIA is a new town which has been surveyed and platted on the reservation lands, thirty-four miles west of Cham berlain. It is on the survey of the Mil waukee road. Free lots are offered to bona fide settlers who will improve the same. PETER BRAUVERT DE LA BACHE died at Deadwood on the 17th, aged 70 years. He had lived in the Hills country since 1S78, and was a member of the famous John C. Fremont expedition which crossed the plains to the Pacific coast in 1843. BUSINESS men of Watertown, have in duced a large German-Russian colony to settle in Codington county. Three car loads of them arrived last week1 "iTiTi :,lii! 'I If IP1 it il! 1 I a it i-i I i!ii: i. 4