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A THIRD TRAIN.
The New Departure of the Royal
Important Cliangres of Train Time On
the Milwaukee Road.
Eeduced Rates Announced for the Chicago
Local, Northwestern and General Hallway
News and Gossip.
To-day two car loads of laborers for the
Canadian Pacific road will go over the St.
Paul & Manitoba road.
Last night the St. Paul & Manitoba road
took out l2p emigrants for the Red river and
the upper countnrgenerally.
Mr. Statelier, one of the passenger agents
of the Northern Pacific road, came up from
lowa yesterday with a party of fifty emigrants
for the Pacific coast.
The earnings of the Northern Pacific for
the third week in April wen: $844,100,
which is an increase of $178,997 over the
correepoiiding week last year.
The Boston Transcript says: There is no
truth in the report that the seven millions of
the new stock of the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy stock is for the purpose of securing a
connection with the Denver, Rio Grande 6c
Western railway in Utah,
It is stated that the managers of the North
western, Rock Island, and Milwaukee & St
Paul are considering the advisability of run
nlng a fast train between Chicago aud Coun
cil Bluffs, to make the same time as the
Burlington's fast mail train, and connect
with the fast mali train over the Union Pa
cific. The train is to be for the accomoda
tion of passengers.
The Illinois Central, in connection with
the St. Louis and St. Paul Packet company,
have agreed upon a new spring tariff, giving
rail and river rates between Chicago and all
landings on the upper Mississippi river be
tween Hampton and St. Paul,' taking effect
April 28, 1884. The new rates are about the
same as those in effect last summer. The
liiiuois Central has also issued a new through
rate tariff between Chicago and all stations
on the lowa division and Dubuque 6c Dakota
' ■.:■■■■-ei. taking effect May 1. '
Sioux Cay Journal, April 23: Superin
t- ndentUnderwood returned from Milwaukee
yesterday and submitted to a brief interview.
In answer to the reporter's questions, he
said': "Manager Merrill is slowly recovering
bis health at Los Angeles. He may not
come back for some weeks, as there is no
immediate necessity for his return. We will
commence work on the railroad bluff west of
town about May 15, when the days are long
enough to allow a full day's work to be done.
Probably about the same time we will begin
work east of the tracks in Central Sioux City.
It is uncertain yet whether this work will be
continued beyond the city limits this year;
that is to say it is uncertain whether the De
fiance line will be built. No, there is noth
ing in the talk about extending this division
to Egan. No change of the running time of
trains is expected ht present."
On Sunday next several changes are to be
made on the Milwaukee 6c St. Paul.
The running time is to be shortened
up on all divisions. The Chicago
trains will leave one hour " and
fifteen minutes later than at present, and ar
rive in Chicago the same as now. The noon
train will leave Minneapolis at 1:15 p. m.,
and St. Paul at 2 p. in., instead of leaving
Minneapolis at 12 m. and St. Paul at 12:45
p. in. The night train will leave Minneap
olis at 8:15 p. m. and St. Paul at 9 p. m.
instead of 7 and 7:45 p. m. as at present.
West-bound Chicago trains will arrive at 0
a. m. and 1 p. in., aud the fast mail at 3:25
p. m. The Dutchman will also arrive fifteen
minutes earlier. A number of other changes
are also to be made, which will be
found in our advertising columns on Sun
day next. Through sleepers have beeu put
on between St. Paul and Aberdeen, St. Paul
and Davenport, and St. Paul and Marshall
New Fast Time and Th ird Train to Chicago.
Commencing Sunday, April 27th, the
Royal Reute—Chicago, St. Paul & Omaha
and Chicago & Northwestern* railways—will
run fast trains to Chicago as follows:
Chicago fust express leave Minneapolis
1:15 p. m. Leave St. Paul 2:00 p. m.
Fast Atlantic express, connecting with
fast express trains at Chicago for the East,
leave Minneapolis 8:15 p. m. Leave St.
Paul 9:00 p. m.
Both of the above trains will carry the
finest day coaches, the fiuest smoking room
sleepers and the finest dining cars ever run
on auy road.
The third train over the Royal Route will
be known as Chicago Local Express, leave
Minneapolis 7:30 a. m.: leave St. Paul 8:05
a. m., connections made at Eau Claire for
all points on Wisconsin Central Road.
For changes in North Wisconsin and
Stillwater trains see time table in Sunday's
lowa «fc Minnesota Northern Railway.
Articles of incorporation were filed with
the secretary of state yesterday of the lowa &
Minnesota Northern Railway com
pany, for surveying constructing
and operating a single or double
track railroad from a point on the southern
boundary of Minnesota in the county of
Jackson to the northern boundary of said
state with extensions and jbranch lines east
erly and westerly from the main line as
deemed advisable, the erection and main
tainance of telegraph lines on - said railroad,
elevators, warehouses, shops, depots and
other facilities terminal or otherwise for
operating the same. The principal place of
business is to be St. Paul, the corporation
to commence May 2, 1884, for a continu
ance of fifty years, with a capital stock of
$2,500,000 divided into 25,000 shares of $100
each, with a highest amount of indebted
ness limited to the amount of the capital
stock. The incorporators are Geo. W.
Crooks, Andrew De Graff, James B. Hubbell,
of St. Paul, Hamilton Browne, of Dcs
Moines, la., A. Foster, of Argos, la., Philip
Brady, of Fort Dodge, lowa, who are also
the company's first board of direction.
Northern Pacific Work on the Pacific.
A gentleman who arrived in St. Paul, yes
terday furnishes the following information
as to railroad work on the other end of the
Northern Pacific, the Cascade branch and the
Oregon Short Line. Work, he says, is being
hastened forward very rapidly on the Baker
City branch of the Oregan Railway and Navi
gation company's road. The company has
1,600 Chinamen and 600 white men at work
between Baker City and Huntington. The
latter town is about two miles from the
Snake River, which is as close and suitable
grounds for a union depot as could be found.
About 500 more men will be put at work be
tween Baker City and Huntington as soon as
it is convenient to send them across the
mountains. Work has been resumed on the
Oregon Short Line railroad, and there are
now 2,500 men employed. There are five
miles this side of the G rand Ron de valley and
four miles the other side to be finished bythe
Oregon Improvement company by September
1884. It is positively asserted that the road
will be completed by that time. There are
also fourteen miles west ofjHuntingdon to be
built, and this will also be finished. It is
estimateu that the cost will be about $700,
The 110 miles necessary 'to complete the
line on the Oregon Short line between Mea
cham, Ore., and Huntington, Idaho, has all
been graded, and it is the intention of the
officers of the road to very soon put on 300
bridge builders and rush the work forward to
an early completion. Tho track is now
ready for the Iron, and if the work is pushed
as unwaveringly as is anticipated, it should
be ready for travel within sixty days. Moa
'ham is the present terminus of the Oregon
Railway 6c Navigation company's branch,
which affords connection with the Oregon
This gentleman says further there are
pretty satisfactory indications that the North
ern " Pacific will in a few
weeks resume work on the Cas
cade branch line between Ainsworth and
Takenla City, in Washington territory. Sup
plies are being collected together In large
quantities, which indicates a determination
to employ a considerably larger force than
has been engaged heretofore.
Mr. Manvel, the general manager of the
St. Paul & Manitoba road, has issued a circu
lar in which he says that for grain doors fur
nished by elevator companies the following
prices will be allowed: "Regulargrain doors,
each, 30 cents; outside doors when necessary
to board them up, 60 cents. Agents will
supply doors as far as possible, and when
furnished to elevator companies must know
they are used for no other purpose, and must
examine cars set in to load, to ascertain if
cars are furnished with door 3, in place, or
lying loose in the car. Agents must not cer
tify to bills exept they know the doors were
furnished, and at no higher prices than those
named. It is understood that, with the ex
ception of grain doors, cars will be furnished
in condition to load, and bills for small re
pairs, such as driving a few nails, furnishing
a few pieces of lath, sweeping out, etc., will
not be allowed."
The Burlington and Un ton Pacific Troubles.
The conference that is being held at Chica
go between the Burlington, the Union Pa
cific and various roads iv the Western Trunk
Line association, have made but little pro
gfeas toward a settlement of their troubles.
Matters look rather blue, and the indicatlonr
point more to a disagreement than an agree
ment. There is no longer ar.y misunder
standing between the Union Pacific and the
Burlington as far as business west of the
Missouri river is concernad. The Burling
ton has agreed to pool all competitive busi
ness with the Union Pacific repardlng the
division of the division of the local lusiness
from the Union Pacific at Council Bluffs.
The Burlington demands a portiou of the
Onion Pacific local business at Council
Bluffs In addition to all the business from its
Nebraska line at Platlssmouth. This the
eastern allies of the Union Pacific will not
concede, and the Burlington stubbornly re
fuses to recede from its position.
Black Bills Freight,
The Northern Pacific railroad and the St.
Paul 6c St. Louis Packet company have is
sued a special Black Hills freight tariff:
On and after date until further notice, all
freight, except high explosives and freight
classified higher than first class, consigned
to points in the Black Hills, via Dickinson
or Medora, Dakota, will take the following
special rates to Dickinson or Medora: From
St. Louis, Mo., Alton, 111., Hannibal, Mo.,
Quincy, 111., 75c per 100 pounds. From
Keokuk, Burlington, Muscatiue, Davenport,
Bock Island and Mollne, 70c per 100
pounds. Freight classified by joint wesstern
classifications, higher than first class will be
charged accordingly, considering the rates
above named as the first class rates.
Big Railway Scheme.
Boston, April 24.— Jno. W. Ayers, re
presenting railway men interested in the pro
ject, has petitioned the late senate to author
ize ihe Governor to sell to him the Troy &
Greenfield Hoosac tunnel the southern Ver
mont and Boston noosac tunnel of Ver
mont railways and two hundred acres of the
south Boston flats for the sum of $4,000,000,
This petition says: "The acceptance of the
tender made at this time will result in the
building up of a strong and effective railway
system under one and the same managment,
and a Boston system extending from Boston
to Buffalo, and very probably
to Chicago, there to meet the
railways controlled by Boston capitalists
which by two seperate lines is to reach the
Pacific Ocean, the city of Mexico and several
The Union Pacific and its Earnings.
New York, April 24.—Sidney Dillon,
president of the Union Pacific railway, said
yesterday, in explanation of the decreased
earnings of the road. A year ago the St.
Joseph & Western were included in our re
ports, but now the is operated independently.
The earnings were over $100,000 a month,
but the sum had to be returned to the com
pany in the end. Our present earnings are
reported in comparison with these large earn
ings, but the comparison is not 60 unfavor
able as it appears to be, because it is largely
a matter of bookkeeping. The result at the
end of the year will show the real business of
the company has not suffered severely.
Cuicago, April 24.—The representatives
of the Burlington and of the roads in the
Western Trunk line association held another
session to-day and adjourned until to-mor
row, when another joint conference will take
place. This afternoon, the Western Trunk
line roads held a secret session, presumably
to determine upon a definite line of policy in
future negotiations. It is not now expected
that any definite action will be taken before
the meeting Saturday, as several of the gen
eral managers have left the city till then. It
is contended by those in the Interest, that
there is now a fair prospect of a final ad
justment of the differences.
Tickets for the Chicago Convention.
Chicago, April 24.—The eight eastern
trunk lines announce they will sell excur
sion.tickets to Chicago, during the session of
the Republican National convention at one
fare for the round trip. The southwestern
and northwestern roads out of Chicago, will
sell round trip tickets for a fare and one
The Joseph Henry, a government steamer,
in the light house service, arrived yesterday,
and made her landing at the foot of Jackson
street. She comes direct from New Orleans.
Capt. Crapscer is in command and expects to
leave to-morrow morning for New Orleans.
The White Eagle left Dubuque at 2p. m.,
Wednesday, and is expected to arrive in St.
The Libbie Conger will be in to-morrow
and will leave at 4 p. m. for St. Louis.
Articles of incorporation of the Northwest
ern Commercial association were filed with
the secretary of state yesterday, for the pur
pose of aiding the family, heirs or legateis of
deceased members by collecting fees from
surviving members of said association not to
exceed $4 at a death. The principal place of
business is at Minneapolis and any man in
a commercial pursuit cither as a jobber, re
tailer, traveling salesman, clerk or office
man of good general health and good moral
character, resident in Minnesota, Wisconsin
lowa, Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Wyom
ing, Idaho, Oregon or Washington, is eligi
ble to membership on consent and approval
of the board of directors, he being between
the ages of eighteen and sixty years. The
yearly payment from each member besides
the death contribution is fixed at $1, and
there are no shares or capital stock. The
following are the officers: Wm. C. Carbeck,
president, D. B. Finch, J. R. Robertson, J.
J. McDonald, Geo. S. Ledgewood, Geo. B.
Thorn, John C. Olson, vice presidents, and
W. L. Stockdale, Frank Clars, W. P. Howe,
W. Nealy, W. A. Brown, E. D. Mansfield,
T. S. Quincy, E. B. Fagg, Fred H. Wendell,
and C. L. De Laittre directors. The corpor
ation commences business April 2, 1884.
The Literary association connected with
the Woodland Park Baptist church (corner
of Selby avenue and Arundel street) will
give an entertainment this evening, after
which the Young Ladieß' society will enter
tain their friends with a "pink tea." Every
body invited. This church is getting a rep
utation for its pleasant receptions and all
will meet a cordial welcome.
THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE FRIDAY MORXIXG, APRIL 25, 1884.
Pettigrew's Alliance Defeat
ed by a Blame Com
Complete Reversal of the Situa
tion in an All Night
Raymond's and Blame's Friends Or
ganize and Elect.
The Chicago Delegates Instructed for Blame
Arthur Commended and Division and Ad
[Special Telegram to the Globe.l
Hcnox, Dak., April 24, —The outcome of
the Republican territorial convention in
this city viewed from the stand point of the
early hours of last evening, was a genuine
surprise to the Pettigrew faction and for that
matter to most of the participitants, in the
opposition combination. The first indica
tion of the coming victory was the result of
the vote on a motion made by Judge Camp
bell, of Yankton, to table a motion made by
a member of the opposition, after the report
of the committee on credentials. As antici
pated that report favored the admission of
all Pettigrew delegates, and shut out all
others. No opposition was made to the ad
mission of the Winship delega
tion from Grand Forks, as
it was pretty well understood
if this course was pursued a majority of the
bolters from the north Dakota combination
caucus would return to their alternative. The
first test vote following settlement of this
contest showed that the leaders of the combi
nation knew what they were about, and the
fate of the Pettigrew faction was decided.
A determined fight was made, however. Ev
ery possible tactics was resorted to, motion to
adjourn being offered at every opportunity.
North Dakota, however, saw their advantage
and met their opponents on every turn with
an unbroken frout. Determined as the tight
was, it was without loss of temper upon
either side. Finally, at precisely 3
o'clock a. m., the contests had all
been se'tled aud a call was made for the re
port of thecommtttce on permanent organ
ization, and at 3:30 a. m. Col. W. C. Plum
mer, of Fargo, the choice of the combination
for permanent president, assumed the du
ties of that office, and half an lioui later N.
E. Nelson, of Pembina, and Col. Jolb-, of
Vermillion, were declared the choice of the
convention for delegates to the Chicago con
vention, with Robert Wallace, of Jamestown,
and Myron Pay, of Brookings, as alternates—
completing the triumph of the combination
of North Dakota and South Dakota Blame
The following resolution was adopted by a
Resolved, That the delegation this day elect
ed to represent the Republican party of Da
kota,liu the comingnationa convention,to be
held at Chicago on the third day of June,
ISB4, together with the alternates elected at
the same time and place, be and the same
are hereby to vote and use all honorable
means for the nomination of James G.
Blame as the Republican candidate for presi
dent of the United States, and for Robert
Lincoln for vice presidency, so long as there
is any possibility that these gentlemen can
be nominated for the respective positions
A resolution was also adopted unanimous
ly demanding the division of the territory on
or near the Forty-sixth parallel and the ad
mission of the south half to the Union as a
The usual resolutions of thanks, including
one to the temporary chairman for the im
partial manner in which he had presided,
were adopted and the convention at 5:30 a.
m. adjourned sine die.
The result is looked upon as disastrous to
Pettigrew's political ambitions and as, under
the circumstances, highly satisfactory to the
friends of Raymond. It was, iv fact, as
complete a reversal of the situation during a
few hours as could have been hoped for on
the one hand or feared on the other. Mr.
Pettigrew remained in the convention until
about 2 o'clock, when seeing that the game
was up, he retired.
| Western Associated Press.j
Huron, Dak., April 24.—1t was four
o'clock this morning before the matter of
contesting delegations had been disposed of
in the convention. After a couple hours of
wrangling the permanent organization was
effected. M. Plummer of the Fargo Republi
can was made permanent chairman. The
chairman advocated the election of Blame
delegates. N. E. Nelson, of Pembina and
Col. J. L. Jolly, of Clay, were elected dele
gates to the Chicago convention. Byron E.
Pay, of Crookings and Robert E. Wallace, of
Spitsman were elected alternates. A resolu
tion was adopted with three cheers favoring
Blame for president and Lincoln for vice
president. The delegates were instructed to
vote for them as long as there is a prob
ability they can be nominated. Resolutions
were also carried commending the adminis
tration of president Arthur and asking that
steps be taken to secure an appropriation to
enable Dakota to be properly represented in
the worlds exhibition to be held at New
Orleans in December next
Arguments for Better Sidewalks.
Charlotte A. Bailey yesterday filed an ac
tion in the district court against the city of
St..Paul in the 6um of $25,500 damages.
The complaint alleges that in passing along
the north side of Seventh street, between
Wacouta and Rosabel, between the hours of
10 and 11 o'clock p. m. on the night of May
11,1552, the plaintiff stumbled upon a three
inch plank nailed over and projecting above
the sidewalk, and fell into an excavation
half-filled with water; that the city had
caused the plank to be thus nailed and had
also caused the excavation. It is further al
leged that the fall brought on a mis-carriage,
that the plaintiff was confined to her bed
for eight weeks; that her nervous system re
ceived a permanent shock; that her left side
has ever since been partially paralyzed, and
that she has incurred an expense of fully
$500 for medical attendance. Hence she
asks for damages as above.
Another suit of the same character was
brought by Laura E. Thompson, of Henne
pin county. She alleges that she was passing
along Sixth street between Jackson and Sib
ley streets, on the 7th of November, 1882
and that the sidewalk, by means of its rot
tenness, broke beneath her feet, causing her
to fall, knocking the skin from her knee and
bruising her neck, 6houlder and left side so
that she has ever since been suffering from
partial paralysis. Since the city is responsi
ble for the state of its sidewalks, she de
mands damages in the sum of $15,000.
Two Fire Alarms.
At 3:27 o'clock yesterday afternoon an
alarm was sent in from box 62, caused by
some one carelessly igniting leaves and rub
bish in the rear of the small barn of James
Tandes, on Mound, near Douglas street,
which firing a fence communicated to the
building. The chemical arrived on the spot
just as the flames had eat through the barn
siding, and were about to communicate with
the hay, when the boys promptly chopped out
the burning surface from the building and
kicked out the flames with their feet. Tandes'
loss was trifling, and as he is a non-believer
in insurance of course he had none on his
A still alarm came into central fire house
at 4:35 p. m., caused by a chimney burn out
at No. 101 West Third street, a brick and
stone three story structure occupied by Theo.
Artz, as a drug store and for tenements, and
owned by G. W. Armstrong. As more 6moke
and 6parks went into the cellar than into the
upper air the occupants of the building sup
nosed they were especially in for it.
Collected and Forwarded by Tele
graph to the Daily Globe.
[Fargo Special Tele grams April s4 to the St.
Both the Manitoba and Northern Pacific
will"carry at one and a fifth fare delegates to
the convention of county commissioners to
he held in Fargo in May. It is expected that
most of the counties will be represented.
A large gang of men are laying track at
this end of the Fargo Southern. There has
been delay at Wahpeton and the other points,
but it is said that the rails will commence go
ing down Friday or Saturday. The weather
could not be more favorable.
Aid. D. M. Kelleher has returned from his
tour of discovery of the Democratic party in
north Dakota and reports himself well satis
fied with his reception at every place he hap
pened to be on the road, and the Democratic
sky beautiful and bright in the horizon.
Mr. Nelson, the gentleman selected by the
north Dakota delegates at Huron, is father
in-law of Hon. Jud La Moure, one of the
specially intimate friends of Major Edwards.
The friends qf the latter regard the selection
as a signal success for him and those with
whom he operates.
Chas. Abbott, a Fargo newspaper boy who
has just struck the Coeur d'Alene mines,
writes the Argus that he saw parties two miles
from Eagle City clean up -*14 to to the man
per day, and he himself panned £41 in three
pans. He says there are about 15,000 people
there and the rush but just commenced.
The Congregational church in Fargo has
just been enlarged to double its seating capa
city, although little more than a year old.
The popular and able pastor, Rev. R. A.
Beard, ia building up one of the largest soci
eties in town. The renovated house is to be
"waained" to-night with a maple sugar festi
AG. A. R. post was organized at White
Lake the past week. Capt. Brown, of Plank
inton, did the mustering.
The young men of Jamestown have organ
ized a cricket club as a recreation and diver
sion from the pressure of exacting business.
A census of the dogs has been taken at
Jamestown, and the number is reported 481,
as about one to each family. It is proposed
to establish an oleomargarine aud sausage
The value of the improvements in Huron
he past year is given at $456,670. lis be
licved that still larger figures will be had this
year. It is one of the most promising points
in the south.
The Pipestone, the 6mall but rapid stream
near Jamestown, has been dragged for the
body of Mrs. Alton, the lady drowned in at
tempting to cross on horseback last week,
but without finding it.
There was large attendance and a good
deal of enthusiasm at the meeting at Grand
Forks to organize the Democratic party. A
club and committees were provided for,
Mayor McCormick is one of the most active
in the movement.
The White Lake Dispatch, in Aurora coun
ty says: "Strangers, looking for land and
investments arrive on every train, and most
of them are satisfied before they are in town
twenty-four hours, yet there are so many that
our land men are kept on the jump, aud the
land they had in stock is fast diminishing."
This view taken by the Tribune, down at
Ordway, will be indorsed by all settlers in
the section named: "The North Pacific road
is crowded with emigrants. This portion of
the territory will yet be the most thickly set
tled of any part of the continent. Cold
weather tends to health, longevity and civil
Bishop Hare has selected Sioux Falls as
his residence, and §10,000 has been raised
to build an Episcopal coltage in that city. It
is said that several points in north Dakota
will offer a much larger bonus to Bishop Wal
ker, when he is ready to take into consider
ation the matter of a location, with the insti
tutions that will accompany.
Rev. T. F. Allen, of Grand Forks, having
preached gambling and baudy houses out of
the place theoretically at least, is now taking
a tilt at tobacco in a series of discourses. It
is thought that he has undertaken a heavier
job than in the other cases, but he goes into
the fight with a nervous energy that savors
of business. Iv that pluce even the lads are
expert chewers and parade their cigarettes.
The Mandan Fioncer looks over the river
and says: "The new capital building at
Bismarck will require considerable work be
fore it can be occupied by the legislature.
None of the inside work has been done, and
the main front remains to be built. Although
over $100,000 has been expended oh it, it is
fairly safe to say that nearly as much money
will be required to complete it as has already
At Jamestown last night, Father Stephan
pleased and entertained a large audience with
a lecture upon the Pope. He traced the
office back to the primitive church and gave
an exegesis of the object and character of
the position that was familiar to many of his
hearers. Although a strong churchman, he
is not a bigot, and his courtesy to those who
differed with him won him the respect of all..
Grand Rapids Journal: Sheriff J. W. Stod
dard, on a recent trip from Fargo to Bis
marck, canvassed the Northern Pacific train,
and by careful inquiry was able to estimate
that the passenger traffic of that one train
form St. Paul to Portland, brought the com
pany §20,000 in hard cash. By the above it
would seem that the N. P. onght to pay, and
that preferrrd stock is liable to take a rise in
value one of these days.
The La Moure county convention could
not find a man who was willing to stand the
expense of a trip to represent the county at
Huron, and so they instructed the chairman
to telegraph James G. Blame that La Moure
county was solid for him for the presidency.
They see m to have forgotten that Mr. Blame
is busy just now writing a history and is out
of politics. It will cost him the profit on
two or three books for the news.
This experience related by the Ordway
Tribune ii common In Dakota: "C. K. Hays,
of McPherson county, came to Dakota from
northern Indiana two years ago. He had
$500. He now has 480 acres of land, three
large and valuable farm horses, three cows,
seeder, mower, harvester, plows, etc., and
not a dollar on mortgage. He had 500 bushels
of No. 1 hard wheat last year, and has been
offeredsl,6oo forone of his farms."
The movement in favor of the Strait bill to
reduce the price of government lands in
railroad limits to $1.25 an acre has struck a
snag iv the production of the law of 1862
and the agreement with the Northern Pacific
that the lauds should not be sold for less
than $2.50. The language is: "The reserv
ed alternate sections shall not be sold by the
government at a price less than $2.50 per
acre when offered for sale."
The Sioux Falls Press: Sioux Falls is
showing her bristles by inaugurating a new
industry for Dakota, being the packing of
hog hair for shipment direct to Europe. The
first shipment was made yesterday by
James A. Hamilton, who procured the hair
from the Dakota packing company. It will
go to Liverpool, to be made into brushes,
mattresses and other articles. Mr. Hamilton
is one of seven buyers who visit the different
point throughout the world at which hogs are
slaughtered, and buy the hair for shipment
. The papers in the extreme north of Dak.,
are counting in about 295 miles of new
road being built by the Manitoba this season.
These are: Devils Lake to the Turtle Moun
tain 90 miles; Hope to the Scheyenne river,
36 miles; Breckenridge to Moorhead, 35
miles; Portland through Larimore to the in
ternational boundary, somewhere in the
Pembina Mountains, 100 miles; Moorhead
Northern, from Halstead to Fisher, 32 miles.
The first of these to be built are the exten
sions from Devils Lake and Portland.
Medora and the Black Hills.
Bad Lands Cow Boy ; Marquis de Mores
Joe Pennell started yesterday moraine: at
4:30 for Deadwood. There were three relays
of horses sent on ahead, and they expect to
make the 185 miles in thirty-six hours.
Messrs, Allen and Jones started the night
before, and at Deadwood they will complete
arrangements for the railroad. There is no
doubt whatever that they mean business as
the plan is entirely feasible and 1 will certain
ly be a very paying investment. Plenty of
capital is already guarranteed and the only
question is as to an agreement on the final
arrangements. The "railroad will tap the
best mining, agricultural and stock country
in the United States, and it will propably pay
from the send-off. We hope to chronicle
the fact that all arrangements have been
completed, in our next issue.
The Canton Advocate relates this biographi
cal incident of the new judge: "It is related
of Judge Cornelius S. Palmer, of this judicial
district, that at the time of the rebellion, be
ing then quite young, he was anxious to join
the union army. His parents were, how
ever, opposed to his doing so. At the same
time his brother, Simon M. Palmer, had en
listed and was preparing to leave home.
When the day arrived for Simon's depart
ure he set off in a waggon to go to the ren
dezvous with Cornelius as driver. Simon's
heart was touched with regret at the sorrow
of his parents in parting with him, and the
future judge noticing this said to his brother:
'Simon, if you'll exchange clothes with me
I'll go to the army for you, fill your place,
answer to your name and fill your term.' A
quick exchange of clothes was made; Cornel
ius served Simon's year and answered to his
name. So Judge Palmer served as a private
soldier in the army, but his own name is not
on the records."
This statement by the Cow Boy does not
seem to confirm the report that that point has
been decided unavailable for shipping to the
Black Hills:—"Telegrams have been received
from nearly every large dealer in the Hills
that every pound of their freight shall be
shipped from here. Deadwood merchants
are greatly interested in our railroad and will
do anything in their power to bring it to
completion. Their first action was a concer
ted movement to have all their freight ship
ped via Medora, which assures the complete
success of our freight route."
The annual reports of Dr. H. Weston,
treasurer, and the auditor of Montana, fur
nish statistics of interest of the development
and wealth of the territory. It is learned
that the total number of acres of land
assessed, having improvements is consider
ably over one million. Horses assessed in
the territory about 90,000, total number of
mules and asses in the territory 3,126. Total
sheep in the territory 465,697, valued at $1,
-825,802. Cattle in territory 376*811, rained
1222,154. Yellow Stone county ranks fifth
in ownership of cattle, the number being re
turned as 23,591 valued at $459,746. Even
with these large numbers it is not unlikely
a good many cattle were out on the range
when the assessment was made. The total
assessment of the territory for 1863 amounts
to $44 698,461 an increase of $11,487,142
over that of the year previous.
The Black Sheep of the Flock.
Helena Independent: —Jos,^ W. Hannah,
who is sentenced to be hung at White Sulph
ur Springs, Is a brother to Bayliss W. Han
ua, one of the most prominent lawyers and
Democratic politicians of Indiana, and no
doubt some powerful influences will be
brovght to bear to secure a new heariug in
his case. His relatives Include ex-Congress
men, ex-State senators and others high in
both political and social life. Joseph was
induced to come west on account of an un
fortunate scrape he got into while attending
Wabash college at Crawfordsville, Indiana,
and has been in the territory ever since.
North Dakota is to have a female attorney ac
cording to this statement by the Jamestown
Capital: Miss Lillian Robinson, of Boston, a
graduate of Boston universtty and the law
department, and the first ludy in New Eng
land admitted to the bar, Is visiting James
town with a view to practicing her profession.
She carried a letter of introduction to Rev. Mr.
Hartman, and on being introduced to Mrs.
Hartman those two ladies found themselves
to have been intimate friends and school
mates in Boston fifteen years ago. Miss
R. has also served years in the editorial de
partments of the Pout and Globe, Boston.
. The Billings Herald says: Sam P. Panton,
formerly of Billings, has recently been
spending some time in the Bitter Root and
Lo valleys, In Missoula county. lis writes
that he believes these valleys far exceed the
Coeur d'Alene regions in both quality and
quantity of precious metals. He predicts a
placer stampede to thh Bitter Root Valley
The James River Railroad.
In 6peaking of the resumption of work on
the James River Valley railroad, the Grand
Rapids Journal says that the outfit of Shields,
Lambert & Co., the contractors, arrived at
Spiritwood, the point on the Northern Pa
cific nearest their work, on Saturday. They
have a gap of thirteen miles to complete
between Jamestown aud Grand Rapids, on
last year's contract, which they expect to
close up early in May. This will fiuish the
grade from Jamestown lo LaMoure, a dis
tance of fifty miles. After completing the
gap mentioned above, Shields, Lambert &
Co. will work from LaMoure south. From
present indications the Valley line will be
completely equipped by Sept. Ist and,
under the management of the Rock Island
will afford central and north Dakota a relief
from the present monopolies in the carrying
Analysis of North Dakota Soil.
The Sykeston Advocate in Wells county has
just had an analysis made of some of the
wonderful soil from the great wheat belt of
north Dakota and found the soil to be practi
cally inexhaustible. Lime and phosphoric
acid, two elements very essential to the growth
of wheat and other cereals, are exccedlngly
abundant, and the investigation shows that
no richer soil for agricultural purposes can
be found in the world. The top soil, which
is a black, rich sandy loam from eight inches
to three feet in depth, contains 1.057 per
cent, of calcium oxide (lime), and .112 per
cent, of phosphoric acid, while the sub-soil,
which is almost limitless, contains 10.200
per cent, of lime, and .225 per cent, of
phosphoric acid. It will be seen that while
the top soil contains in a superabundant de
gree the elements necessary for the success
ful cultivation of wheat and other kinds of
grains, vegetables, etc., the sub-soil is still
richer in these Ingredients.
Argument in Favor of Claim-Jumping.
The Keystone Commercial, in Dickey coun
ty, strongly supports claim-jumping, and
presents the matter in this plausible way:
"The modern claim-jumper can be accorded
honesty of purpose at least, because it is the
only alternative, ne must jump as it were
or go without. Claims are becoming exceed
ingly scarce in all parts of the territory
where there is settlement, notwithstanding
there are thousands coming every day who
intend to stay and help build up the country.
They must be provided for, and to do this
every claim not held by a bona-fide claimant'
should be subject to contest. The more pop
ulous the territory becomes the more pros
perous we will be, and it is no longer expe
dient to shield a horde of speculators whose
interests are all elsewhere. Actual settlers who
come to our county will find our citizens not
at all delicate about exposing these fraudu
lent entries of foreigners, who expect us to
develop the country and allow them to reap
the reward. Our advice to such persons is,
to come here and live; to show by your
deeds you are not a perjurer, or else you
may expect to find your rights disputed by
some one who has come to stay with us. No
doubt Dickey county is having the same ex
perience as other counties. All her lands
are covered by filings while not over one-half
of these claims are held by settlers. It is
now plainly our duty to root out these frauds
and give the lands to those who are deserv
ing of them,"
A Ride Along Custer's Trail.
The Mandan Pioneer mentions a recent
drive of several parties of that city out into
the country in that vicinity, and say 3: "The
drive was prolonged to tbe celebrated trail of
General Custer on the flats, which was fol
lowed for several miles toward the old fort on
tbe bluff. The trail is well marked, and is a
feature of historic note that will never fail to
arouse the interest of an American citizen.
It will ever exist, in memory at least, as the
path that led to destruction the hundreds of
brave men who feU with the last charge of
Custer. After leaving the trail the party
turned in toward the Missouri and directed
th3ir course homeward. The country looks
fine, and shows evidences of a good season
near at hand. The tender sprigs of new
buffalo grass are pricking through the soil.
and will tn a few week 3 cover the earth with
a rich carpet of green, and clothe the land
scape with increased beauty.
An Old Superstition Reeieed.
This naration by the Appomattox Herald
shows how Dakota lost a party of three emi
grants from Wisconsin, on account of the
superstition about Friday being an unlucky
day: "They rode out to look at the land
that had been selected for them, and were
highly pleased with it. That same day one
of their horses took sick and the same night
died. The party then seemed to be pos
with a sudden fear that their coming to Da
kota was a bad step. Tlu-y said they started
from home on Friday, they were located aud
had their horse die on Friday, and therefore
fate was against them aud they were deter
mined to return to Brant, sell off their live
stOL-k, farming Implements, etc., ar.d
leave for their home in Wisconsin. Nearly
ail in town tried to talk them out of it, but it
was of no use, the youngest of the party, a
boy of twelve or fourteen years, "want'- 1 to
see his ma," and they departed for Blunt.
They had $1,000 in ready money, and a
carload of stock, seeds and material, and yet
they would not stay. If they have no more
spirit than that, Dakota has no use for them
—let them go."
A Xight Hide to Happiness.
This incident, related by the Fairbank
Nam, shows the difficulty often found in the
new sections in reaching any one authorized
to administer matrimony, as well as the re
ward of perseverance. The editor modestly
omits mentiou of his share of the oscillatory
sweetness: "Last Thursday Mr. Nelson Bu
cow and Mrs. Lena Bucow were nnited in
marriage at the postofflce by Judge Nicol.
The attesting witness to the ceremony was
the editor of this paper. The couple had
driven nearly all night in search of a proper
ly authorized officer, and not finding Probate
Judge Sweeny at Okobojl they came to Fair
bank in search of our justice of the peace.
Judge Nicol gracefully seated them by the
stove in his cosy office, and propounded to
each the following questions, viz: 'How old
are you i Are you now married 1 Will you
take this man for a husband I Will you take
this woman for a wife I Then by the author
ity vested in me as a justice of the peace I
pronounce you man and wife, and whom
God hath joined together let no man put
asunder.' After signing their names to the
ducket the Judge kissed the bride, who w.i^
very pretty and looked sweet. Thereupon
the groom presented the Judge with a hand
some fee and they took their departure, look
ing cheerful and happy."
Good Adder \llepeatrd.
This suggestion is not novel but it has n
point worth considering in almost any part
of Dakota: "The farmer who depend! whol
ly on his wheat crop is unwise, and the
sooner the business of diversified farming
begins the better it will be for* the interests
of producers. There appear to be no very
great prospect for even a fair price for t'e
uext wheat crop. The fanner this Bpring
who devotes a good sliarc of the ground pre
viously prepared for wheat to the raising of
corn, oats, barley, buckwheat, beans pota
toes, turnips, etc., will find that tie has acted
wisely and placed himself in a position to
lock up bis wheat in his granary and wait
for six months to a year if need be for a
At the Beventeeth session of the April
term of the court yesterday all the justices
but Dickinson were present, and the follow
ing business was transact.•;! :
William H. Lain!, Matthew G. Norton, et
al., respondents, vs. Patrick rToonao and W.
G. Ward, appellants; argued and submitted.
nans Halverson, respondent, vs. the Min
neapolis & St. Louis Railway company, ap
pellant; argued and suomitted.
Adjourned to 9:80 a. m. to-day.
Charles A. Fraker. respondent, vs. the St.
Paul, Minneapolis it Manitoba Railway
Syllabus —The plaintiff, with other servant*,
was employed to assist in handling and re
moving cars in the yard of the defendant, in
cluding also as a part of his duty the removal
of damaged or broken cars to the proper
place for repairs, under the direction of a
foreman who was subject to the orders of a
yard master and division super
intendent; held that as respects
risks arising from the acts and
omissions of 6uch foreman in the course of
such employment he was to be deemed tbe
fellow servant of plaintiff.
Where a master has exercised due dili
gence in the selection of employes and in
providing safe machinery and establishing
suitable regulations for the safe and proper
conduct of his business, the risks Incident
to the use and handling of such machinery
and the management of toe details of the
business must be taken to be assumed by the
employes to whom such duties are com
The removal of damaged cars to a shop or
repair track is necessarily incident to th"
business of a railway company, and it is not
inconsistent with the proper discharge oj its
duty as master In providing suitable regula
tions and arrangements for the transfer of
such cars, that an employe assisting in such
service should through accident or the error
or omission of a fellow servant be misled
so as to mistake a damaged for a 6ound car.
The burden rests upon the servant claim
ing to be injured in such case to show tfiat
the injury is the result o^ the master's de
fault or negligence in respect to some duty
belonging to him as master.
Order reversed aud new trial granted.
SEW CASES AND PAPERS FILKD.
Charlotte A. Bailey vs. the City of St. Paul;
suit for $25,500 damages.
Laura E. Thompson vs. the City of St.
Paul; suit for $515,000 damages.
Martin Brachman vs. John Wagner; judg
ment demanded In the sum of $208, alleged
to be due on note.
Lucien Warner vs. John Mullen, et al.;
suit for $286.41 for materials furnished to
build cisterns for the city.
Jacob Ryder et ah, vs. Wm. Hendreck;
judgment demanded in the sum of £30 for
damages alleged to have been iucured by
failure to consummate real estate contract.
John Rogers vs. the German-Amricans
bank; suit for the sum of £50 for use of
property on Robert street.
John Rogers vs. the German-American
bank; suit for £12.000 damages to the real
estate and health of plaintiff.
James McLaughlin vs. Edward Langevin,
et al.; suit to quiet title to north 95 feet of
lots 7 and 8, block 22, West St. Paul proper.
|By Judge Brill. |
Catharine Hill vs. Wm. A. Hill; divorce
granted for inhuman treatment, with custody
of children and control of property.
[Before Judge McGrorty.]
Estates of James 11. Simpson, deceased:
George R. Finch, R. W. Johnson, and (.'.
Gotzian appointed commissioners to make
partition of real estate among heirs.
Estate of Julins Melicke, deceased; J. M.
Warner appointed administrator.
Estate of C. D. Williams, deceased; ac
count of administrator examined and allowed
and administrator discharged.
Estate of Herbert L. Hinckley, deceased;
bond tiled and approved: letters Issued; ap
praisers appointed and notice give n to cred
Estate of Margaretta Sicgenthaler, de
ceased; claim of Godfrey Siegenthaler filed.
Estate of Harris Smith, deceased; petition
for letters filed; hearing May 21 at 10 a. m.
Not Ready to Recognize.
London', April 24.—1u the house
of lords, Earl Granville de
clared he was unable to say whether the gov
ernment was prepared to recognize the flaw
of the African International association,.
The History- of Six Months of Wonder-
The Dream Comes Trne-The Prophecy of a
Great Commercial Center Being More
Wof.nso<.ket, at the junction of the James
river and tip southern Minnesota line of the
Chicago. Milwaukee & SL Paul railwa .
platted and pi iced on the market about tho
middle of last October. At that time there
was on the site one farm house, and OBfl or
two buildings from Milwaukee jun
;'ate was decided adversely by the
railway's advent. To-day a youi g city
stands upon the same site. ';
of 250 substantial business a n,'.
buildings, with a population of 750, and Im
provements to the amount o!
growth here ex] has been
equaled in the hi?* 'ry of sooth D
mouths ago a wild prairie; to-day at
750 people, with churchesjschool . mvi
government, and all that goes to make up a
well-to do village, with conveniences that
render it an enjoyable, comfortable pi
live and do business. Woonaockel i-not a
••paper town," by any means, but is built
upon a solid foundation. The junction of
the two lines already named, and the fact
that it has no competing town
westward to the Missouri, makes
it the distributing cent r 1 ft
a vast area of country, and the nature of
which renders it< permanency as such an
assured tact. It will lie seen, therefore, that
the young metr >polls is founded a
thing more Bub tantiai than that upon which
too many of the towns of a new and "boom
ing" country are built.
The town site is owned and operal d by
the Minnesota ar.d Dakota Land company,
composed for the most pari l>f off!
Milwaukee road, who are favoring the point
in every proper direction. 1;- Ira
the terminus of one route—tbe Southern
Minnesota gives it an advantage over all
surrounding towns in the matter
of through freight, thus enabling
its dealers to place prices wl com
petition is out of the question. Thus Wbon-
Bocket is made the great trade center for
an area of countrj lor thirty-five t > forty
miles in radius, and its wonderful growth is
tli.' direct result of this wonderful combina
tion of circumstances. About "io- month
ago the town was lncorporated,and II i muni
cipal government is in full blast, and doing
good work. Streets are being graded, side
walks are being laid, lawii
L r:vat. is prohibited, and all the attendant ad
vantages of good village government are to
be enjoyed. Among the mosl prominent
business men of Woonsocket are the follow.
L. 0. Ilibbey. general merchandise, car
ries a Bto l. of $5,000, King & .Miller, gen
merchandise, $5,000. Carr & Cooney,
eral merchandise, $3,000. Nave. Mon
Co., exclusive grocery, $5,000. Smith Bros.,
drugs and groceries, $6,000. C. P. Grove,
drugs, J. H. Letcher, hardware
and machinery, $15 ih Keller,
hard.. E. 1). Maxon, hardware
and machinery, |9,000. Adler & Co., •
Ing and furnishing goods, $8,000. The
bank of Woonsocket has a working capital ol
$15,000, but has in the persons of Its presi
dent and cashier an amount running well
up toward a million dollars, rendering it one
of the solid institutions of the country. Th«
Citizens" bank Is composed of men of solid
financial standing and represents a
working capital of $25,000, besides :■• inir a
branch of the Miner Count] Bank of How
ard, which is based upon a solid foundation.
Tile Sanborn County bank has a capital of
$25,000, and la a branch of the Beadle' Coun
ty National of Huron, consequently Is where
it Is In no danger of "going broke,*' but has
solid backing, should its own Bound spinal
column give way. In the line of
the town is more than ordinarily well sup
plied. The pioneer house la tbe Cottage,
owned by George Hollenbeck, and operated
by <i. H. Rugg, one of the best hot"l men ill
the country. The Cottage has limited ac
commodations,but it is a well kept house. The
Merchants 1 by "Gib" Drlewanowski, Is well
furnished and handsomely kept. The Da
mont, owned by K. H. Walker, formerly of
Minneapolis, and operated by M< ssrs. Green
man & Bruner, i- probably the mosl finely
furnished and commodious house i a tie
line of road. It was planned by a Minneap
olis firm of architects, and it- present man
agement is fully up to the outlay Which Ii: s
thus far been made upon it. The hoil
opened on the 7th of this month, ami it is
already enjoying a large and profl
patronage. Hartman cc Brown are in the
grain, Hour and feed trade and doing
an immense businee . V.'. U. <
& Bro. and D. R. Putnam have also
grain warehouses here, and handle largo
amounts of wheat, corn, oats and flax.
LUMBER, COAL, i:T<\
J. M. Leruke a- Co., Home Bros.,Fullerton
Lumber company, C, L. Colman, and .\. J.
Wolcott are engaged, and holding prices
where an immense trad- is drawn from the
surrounding country. The business of
LAW, LOANS AND EEAL ESTATE
is well and ably represented by Estee & Hock.
Nare iv. Locke. Dunn & Hackett, Do..little &
DunkelL E. Sharp-. 1\ c. Bub d,N. B. Reed,
N. B. Thompson and S. A. Ramsey. The
town is supplied by an able corps of p
clans of botli schools. Scarcely a Hue
of business but is well represented. A
ness men s association has been organized,
and is now putting in good work. Among
other good projects, It i- now laboring for the
establishment of a flouring mi!!, with
prospects of success.
are soon to be built by both Presbyterian,
Mi thodisi and Catholic societies, all of which
are in a thriving condition. Mr. Wm. F.
Sommerfield, the company's genial agent foi
the sab-of town properly, is always ready to
give full and free information on all points,
and Is one of the foreino.-t in all mat
ters of public enterprise. At the present
writing not less than twenty-five buildings
are under construction, among which
four handsome brick blocks. Sal
tive, and. settlement of the surrounding
country is such as to assure to tiiis new
metropolis a most brilliant and substantial
future "Woonsocket tie- wonderful" has
risen like magio, ami then- are many things
among her possibilities in the future which
we shall mention in other communications.
The Times, edited by C. K. Haven?, is the
pioneer paper, the first number being Issued
five weeks before the town was platted.
Much credit is due Mr. Havens for the
growth of Woonsocket. The A'
by W. V. Nelson, has been establ
few weeks, but is doing a good work.
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