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-y: W 1 $ ,v iW '•p .••fp •. 91 r»' a I 1 jl r. I II -$£ j* isr •, L3 a' ft 7' «•. *sS(, **,¥» 'ti vcx^-^ ®, THEWAHPETOH WES. GEO. P..QABHED, Publisher. WAHPETON, DAKOTA. Twoiwwa died from eating too hy many rotten potatoes down in Bald* ,v Win cotm^r, Georgia, recently^ *f**rV S S •-'.-i-'' In preaching against extravagance a western minister looked straight at*orle of the ladies whohad on afl2 bonnet, and she fainted dead away Owing to the great use ofthe twine binder in harvesting the eonsump tion of hemp and similar fibers has increased 25 per cent, during the iu past year. A feature of the late eclipsofthe moon at Downville,Col., wasagorge ous rainbow ring that surrounded the moon. Inclosed were seven brilliant stars of the first magnitude. The new palace of the Japanese f' emperor cost $3,968,231. The first estimate ofthecost was $12,000,000, but it was reduced by order of the emperor. The St. Louis Dispatch wants a law in that state to prevent any one rfrom blowing a dinner horn except for legitimate purposes and at the .dinner hour. They don't take to music in Missouri. A Norwegian engineer locates leaks In a ship, while in dry dock,'by filling the vessel with smoke. The leaks are soon shown by an escape of smoke, the process requiring only thirty or forty minutes. It has lately been discovered by Dr. Herold, of the board of health Newark, N. «.v* J., that many cases of lead poisoning result from the use of bottled soda water, the stoppers of which usually contain lead, which is dissolved by the soda-water. It is against the law in Mexico for anyone to read a newspaper aloud but no one cares for that, as few peo ple want to read them anyhow. You can get more news in Mexico by sit ting down half an hour at popular cafe than you could get by reading a Mexican paper for a month. George Elliott, of Baltimore, is probably the oldest aeronaut in the world. He began balooning in1834, and has made 127 ascents in all, in only one of which was seriously in jured. His thigh was broken on this occasion, and he ceased his aerial flights. Now he is 84 years old and practices shoemaking. Representatives Long of Massa chusetts and Breckinridge of Ken tucky recently attended a dinner party in Philadelphia and made speeches. The ex-Governor of Massa chusetts, who iB about to resume the practice of law, remarked: "Mr. Breckinridge is a distinguished mem ber ofthe retiring Democratic party, while I am a retiring member of the distinguished Republican party." Hartford, Conn., iB proud of a rail way flagman who has been at his post 27 years without an accident baving happened at his crossing. Al though his post is within the city's limits, yet he has not been into the city for 16 years and has never seen |he new postofiice, begun in 1873, Jbeliug too tired, he says, after 12 hours' steady work every day in the year. Wayne MacVeagh and Daniel Dougherty having removed to New York, the Philadelp hia Ledger ex plains that they did so because they lacked excitement in the Quaker City. "In the civil courts of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania they had and have abundant employment, but they yearn for the excitement of de. fending great criminals, of whom there are none here. New York over* •flows' Witb criminals of the deepest dye, hence Wayne MacYeagh and Daniel Dougherty go to New York." arrath^- pe-u£ar petition was pre snted t^ the Kansas house the oth 'erday, by Mr. 'Sherman, of Rooks county/ it was from 132 citizens of that county. They want the legis lature to make an appropriation for tjHe purpose pf experimenting in the matter of securing artificial rainfall *»ys aeans of ca nnonading. The pe* tit|pii was as follows: "We, yourpe neTS^ nVany of us veterans of the tte waiJ knowing from experience behjfj rainfalls followed each battteo cannonading, and believing that this fact indicates that man may produce rainfall by artificial lation of the atmosphere when otherwise it would not be experienced, and Relieving it would be wise for the of Kansas to make a reason ably experiment in the matter of at pting to produce artificial rain 11, 'wbuid most respectfiilly ask you mgke an appropriation out of the ury for the purpose of such ex irimente either by cannonading or inriae asmay be deem^l best."' ::y9W •'•... V. POTPOURRIOF NEWS. fllMMd from the Latest Associated Prew Telegrams and Greatly ix Condensed. Washington Badget, The general ezodoH that was anticipated by people from the twin cities to witness the inuwnration ceremonies at Washinston, ac cording to the railway officials, nos not panned ont to meet their expectations. It advantage of the reduced rate, and great preparations had been made by the various roads to accommodate the throng. Mr. Mc Cnllongh, ofthe Omaha, said that not over 200 would leave the cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The presidentJiasiiuraed the following proc lamation Whereas, Puplic interests require that the senate should be convened on the 4th day of March next, to receive such com munications as may be made by the execu tive. Now, therefore I, Grover Cleveland, States to convene at the capital in the city of Washington on the4th day of March next, at 12 o'clock noon, of which all persons who shall at that time be entitled to act as mem bers of that body, ore hereby required .to take notice. E. L. Bonner, president of the Montana Improvement company, has been in Wash ington for, some daye past trying to arrange with the general land office for a dismissal of the suits against the company for cutting timber in the public lanas of Montana. There are about twenty cases against the company, involving the cutting of 86,000, 000 feet of timber, 1,024,700 cords of wood 10,000,000 posts and 15,000,000 shingles Mr. Bonner asserts that this timber was cut during the construction ofthe Northern Pa cific road, and was used in the construction. For this reason he says suit can't be main tained. The agents ofthe general land of fice claim, however, that the timber was all cut since the construction of the road, 1883, '84 and 85. Special District Attorney H. Hobson, who is prosecuting thesecases, is in the city to oppose Mr. Bonner's purpose. Calendar of Casoaltles, As a Grand Trunk freight train was cross ing the Canadian Pacific track at Brampton, Canada, a freight train on the latter road dashed into it, cutting its way through and never stopping. Not a wheel of theCanadian Pacific train left the track. The engineer and fireman jumped and escaped uninjured. The brakemen ran forward, setting the brakes, and on reaching the engine brought the train to a stand. The train nod then run two and a half miles past the scene ofthe accident. No one was hurt, but considerable damage to property was done. Fire in Milwaukee destroyed the building on Broadway owned by Mrs. Bosworth and occupied by J. E. Jenner & Co.. milliners. Jenner's loss is 985,000 to f40,000 insur ance, $34,000. The loss on building is 30, 000, insurance $20,000.- When the fire was the groans and pitiful appeals for help, and one by one they were extricated, the work occupying more than an hour. All were quite seriously injured and maimed, and two or three will probably die. The natural gas explosions near Pittsburg wrecked five buildings and injured a num ber of persons, one fatally and two others quite seriously. The first explogion occurred at Tarentum. The concussion almost com pletely demolished two brick dwellings and two smaller buildings used as store rooms. The dwellings were occupied by Joel Smith and William C. Pritchard, both prominent citizens, and the families were just retiring when the explosion took place. All were more or less scratched and bruised, but Mrs. Smith was the only one dangerously hurt. She was terribly burned about the head and breast and will probably die. The loss will be quite heavy. The second explosion total ly wrecked tne frame house of Patrick Mur ray, on Brownsville avenue. The family, consisting of five persons, were still in bed, and it is miracle that alt were not killed out right. Murray was the most seriously hurt. He was badly burned about the head and face and had one leg crushed by a falling timber. Nora, 'a thirteen year-old daughter, jumped from a second story- window, and sustained painful bnt not dangerous injuries! Mrs. Murray and the two younnrer children escaped with a few scratches. The explosions were caused by leaks in the pipes, and are the only serious accidents tliat nave occurred here from natural gas for nearly two years. Crimes and Crlmlaals. George Bryson, who is accused of having muideted Annie Luudstrum, was taken to Boulder from Helena, where he will be tried March 11. The case promises to be some what complicated and interesting. Many witnesses has been summoned. Charles Tierney, alias BigCharley. a roving gambler, during un altercation inaealoon at Billings, Mont., struck one of the discharged Rocky Park laborers over the head with the butt of a six-shooter, Beverly injuring one of his eyes. Big Charley was arrested. »'A. B. Cleveland, thirty-eight years old and married, and president of the A. B. Cleveland company ot Now York, wholesalers of seeds, has been missing for three weeks. It is said he provided himself out of the. county fonds and by loans with over fl00,000 before leaving. Miss Welter, who was made the victim of a foul attempt at murder at West Superior, re gained consciousness, but denies any knowl edge as to the identity Of her assailant. She contradicts the first. reports, however, by stating that the would-be murderer entered her room and *A-uck at her witli a pair of scissors. There is not the slightest clue as yet. Grace Irwin, aged thirteen, was lured from her home in New York bv a negro, who told her that her teacher had met with an acci dent and had sent for her. The story was false. The police have been notified of the girl's disappearance. It is evident that she has been kidnaped. She is- very handsome and looks older than she is. She is an or phan, of wealthy English family. In the outskirts of St. Charles, Minn., Mrs. Minnie Mulier, wife of Robert Muller, locked herself in a room-and took a dose of arsenic, which proved fatal before a physician could reach the spot. She leaves two small chil dren. Her father. Philip Whitman, is one of the oldest and inoBt highly respected citizens of the place. Domestic trouble is said to have been the cause of the rash act. William Landgraf, a lad about 18 years of •ge, living in Mankato, Minn., was arrested on charge of larceny. On searching him about $300 in money, a pair of cuff buttons and several lead 5-oent pieces were found. He had been making and passing these pieces of of counterfeit money for some time. He also belonged to a gang that have been passing raised bank notes, and had suc ceeded in passing several 91° bank notes raised to 95. He was arrested and tried and was bound over to be tried before the United States district attorney at St. Paul. Jock Cooper, one of "Cattle Kate" Max well's gang, was shot and killed at Cheyenne, Wyo.. by Ed Wcstphaul, a ranchman who has suffered by the gang's depredation. Westphaul threatened to kill Jaek if he ever caught him around the ranch on the Sweet water again. Cooper opened fire with his re volver aitd Westphaul returned it with a Winchester. Cooper was shooting from be hind his horse, but the ranchman killed the horse and shot Cooper as he was running. It is believed that "Cattle Kate" and her party will avenge Cooper's death. _J. W. Anderson, pout master at Collin's, No Man's Land, states that he hud escaped from that territory to snve his life. Last week a band of cowboys, representing them selves to le in the employ ot the Colorado & IVew Mexico Cattle Company, rode into Col lins. a small place in the west end ofthe Pub lie Strip, and ordered the citizens to vacate that territory within forty-eight hours mi- mother and brother, he fied to Boston, a small town near the Colorado line. He says there is quite a number of refugees in Boston who escaped from the wrnth or the cowboys Anderson tells of ten men who .have barri caded themselves in a sod house and will fight the cowboys to the bitter end. John Holler,'ft'Germato, lived «ith'his fam fy. a wife and five children, on a claim two Bides from Dickinson, Dak. He and his wife boa been having some trouble wid he threatened their Uvea, his wife left bin and went to a neighbors for safety, and in a snort time her husband followed her, taking with him a Winchester rifle. After first driv ing the people from the house where she had taken refoge, by threats of murdering them all, he entered the house and dragged his de fenseless wife from her hiding place and de liberately murdered her by firing two shots, one of which took effect in the left breast and the other in the abdomen. He then went outside and placed the muzzle of the gun against his left temple and firedjJtlowing oil the whole top of his head. It is said that he killed a farmer's wife some years ago in the East, and was accused of burning a house three yeurs ago to obtain the insurance, thus snowing that he was a bad man. His intention was to cremate his five small chil dren, but fortunately they escaped the horri ble death. The jury before whom Gov. Larrabee ol Iowa, was tried for libel, remained out all night, and when brought into court an nounced that they were unable to agree. In answer to Judge Conrad's inquiry au to the nature of the disagreement, the foreman said it was in reference to the effect of the court's instructions in relation to exhibit "A." whether or not it wns a privileged docu ment. Thereupon the court wrote out ad ditional instructions in effect, as follows: "The evidence shows, without contradiction, that ail of Exhibit A, except the heading thereof, is composed of copies of papers filled in the governor's office in the matter of the application for the pardon of Chester Turney remonstrating against granting such pardon and are part of the records in that matter, and as such, said Exhibit A is absolutely privileged communication. Before you can convict you must find that tliey were mali ciously circulated by the defendant in the manner and for the purposes hereinbefore directed." About a hour afterward the jury returned to the court room with a verdict of acquittal. The vindication is regarded as the more fall and complete by reason of the passive attitude ofihe defense. Foreign Jottings. The grave troubles that threaten the Brit ish government, owing to their connection with the Times in their attempts to convict the Pnrnellities of crime, cause much distress and alarm among the ranks of the Tories, and the question of the first importance is how to save themselves from total defeat. The Tories will concentrate all their efforts to save the ministry from falling, at all events. In order to do this it is plain that some one must be sacrificed and that one will naturally be Sir Richard Webster, the attorney-general, whom the Tories now charge with bringing the present ridiculous situation upon them. News In General. The financial 'statement of the Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad company tor 1888 was filed with the Wisconsin commis -eioners at Madison. It is the most unfavor able exhibit yet made by auy western road for last year, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy. The disbursements were 94,689,703 in ex cess of the gross income. Anarchist Oscar Neebe's confession turns out to be no confession at all. The docu ment was received at Chicago by Neebe's brother, and after long consideration by him and attorney was given to'the presB. Neebe in it. declares himself innocent of any com plicity in the Hay market tragedy. Referring to the statement of Judge Grinnell and Gary that they would sign a letter tothegovernor in his favor provided he made a full state ment of his connection with anarchistic or ganizations, experiments with dynamite, etc. He denied knowing anything about matters referred to. He asserts that so far as he knows the defense in his trial had no illegit imate scheme or plans, and concludes by say ing he always maintained thut the ballot and not force was the proper weapon ofthe work* ing class. Asolfcsr Tragedy la St. Paal. To be shot dead in the street by a woman of the town on whom he had once bestowed the affections of a lover was the fate which John W. Doherty unconsciously met when he left his desk in the St. Paul office ofthe American Express company to go to supper on Wednesday, evening, Feb. 27th. Calculating his movements with an exact ness born of previous observations Lizzie Hart, who has been a notorious member of the demi monde for five years, going by the assumed names of Clara Blats and Clara Doherty, was coming down the south side of Fitth street as he' turn ed into that thoroughfare from Jack son street where the express office is, as she crossed Robert street she saw him com ing half-way down the block. Keeping close to the side of the bill boards which wall the. vacant corner lot there, she slackened her Eave aee. Doherty was walking fast. He might noticed her, but he showed no sign of it as hepassed her, about seventy-five feet east of Robert street. She whirled around as he went by, drew the revolver from her muff, and exclaimed, "Take that, you—of a ." and fired. The bulletnntered his back just below the the left shoulder blade, and was taken out afterward from where it lodged beneath the skin in the center of his breast. It must have gone near the heart. He staggered forward two or three steps and fell face downward across the stone sidewalk with his face toward the gutter. When they rushed to the spot the woman wns standing over Doherty's prostrate body surveying her work with a critical eye, in tense passion shone in her white face, but she did not tremble or weep. The blood surged from the dyingman's nose and mouth, and a little stream trickled across the walk and stained her shoe*. She did not move un til Policeman Casserly came and took her by the arm. Then she pulled the revolver out of her muff, handed it to him signified by a nod that she was ready to go. Not a word was spoken until after she was lodged in a cell at the central station. The bystanders picked Doherty up and car ried him into a laundry office across the street. He was still breathing and seemed to be trying to talk. His lips moved, but there came no sound. In ten minutes he was dead. Lizzie Hart might still be called hand some but for the brazen look which is the symbol of her calling, and the slightly dis located nose. The man she murdered was truly an Apollo^ Only twenty-six years old, of medi um height, with finely cut clean-shaven features, and close-cropped, curly black hair, weighing about 175 pounds. John Doherty, or "Doc." Doherty as he was familiarly called, was well fitted to command the admiration of women. He was n. showy dresser, and of pleasing manners. It wns Lizzie Hart's jealousy of his suspected attention* to other women that most frequently started their frequent quarrels. Doherty had been for six years an employe of the express company, and he was, well liked by both his superiors and his fellows. They do not believe the woman's storieB ot brutality. Doherty has no relatives here. He was reared at Tilsonberg, Canada, but since he cume West his parents have moved to Waverly, Dak., where the father runs a large farm. adsianesr Kicks t'aele Ssm. The president sent to congress, in reply to' a house resolution, a batch of correspond ence touching recent affairs in Madagascar. Ill Secretary Bayard's letter to the president he states that since the reception of United States cousul Campbells dispatch of Oct. 12 last from Tamative, Madagascar, the de- S[r. urtment has been informed of tho killing of St an wood, the United States consular agent at Andukabe by a man named Du Verges, suid to be the master of an American schooner called the Solitaire. As the ac counts of this incident in the possession of the department are aB yet imperlect. it will be necessary to make it the subject ot a further communication. Mr. Campbell com- E[alagassey iains of lack of courtesy shown him by the minister of foreign affairs in answering his communications. Reference is made to the aggressive character of the British cousul, kersgill, in pushing tho interests of his country among the natives, aud thus incurring the en mity of consuls of other countries, particu larly of Mr. Stanwood, United States con sular agent, who was subsequently killed. Mr. Campbell, in referring to the claims of the United States upon Madagascar gained by treaty, says: "I fear that it will take a greater pressure than is in the power of this consulate to bring this government to a sense of its duty in the fulfillment of its treaty obligations and stipulations, for it will evade, if possible, by equivocation and de lays its treaty responsibilities. I would therefore suggest to the department the propriety of instructing the secretary of the navy to send one of our ships of war here at the first opportunity,: in order to show this government that we mean. that our daims upon it must be settled, and also to visit the west coast and we what can be done in the Grovie and Smith case." ,X^y B0B»DT»ACUn3 •••erafclj la a Pes* I ^I'/syltaala sTatsry. At the main entrance to the factory the remains of Ave of the girls were found. They must have evidently made an effort to get out a. ter the first explosion, but were caught in the debris before they could reach the ??r' one of the bodies was recogniz able. Some had their heads blown off the!* their arms, and a majority were minus both lem and arms. The arrival ol the relations of tho dead added confusion to the scene. Their cries were heartrending and pitiable, and what made it more pathetic was the fact that mothys and sisters were unable to recognize their own dead. After working for hours the rescuers succeeded in getting out all the remains, which consisted of trunks, arms, legs and skulls. Every one in the building at the time of the ex plosion perished with the exception of Foreman Reese. He was stondiug at a stove when the first explosion took P|oce. He rushed for the door to notify the girls when the second explosion knocked him down in tho basement. He managed to crawl out of this place. The cause of the ex plosion is a mystery. Powell says the sqibs piled in a box must have exploded from spontaneous combustion. He Bays he never allowed any large quantity of powder' in the building. When powder was wanted it was tuken from the magazine 100 yards away. Experts, however, claim that there must have been powdct in the building or the force of the explosion would not have been BO great. There were three stoves in the building. The scenes around the undertaker's es tablishment where the bodies of the victims were taken were henrtrendiug. Eleven bodies lay there headless, armlesB and legless. From pieces of scorched clothing and from tho but tons were the victims identified. The body of a young girl. supposed to ba from Scran ton and who was seeking work, has not yet been identified. Up to a week ago eighty girls had been em ployed, but an accident to a portion of the machinery made it necssary to lay ill but a few of them. A storehouse only ti feet from the ruins contained twenty kegs of powder. Hundreds ot people stood near it during the fire, not knowing its con tents, and strange to say it did not explode as it became ns hot as' a stove. Eye wit nesses, of whom there aro but few, say there were five reports, two heavy and threelight. The heavy ones were powder kegs and the light ones were boxes ol squibs. At midnight Foreman Reese is raving in deliriums. A Celifornla 1'rafa Bobbery. On the receipt of the intelligence recently of a train robbory at Pixley, a special car was at once ordered to carry officers to the scene af the robbery, and in a short time about ten officers were on the ground where the tragedy had taken place. A pool ofiresh blood was found Beveral yards from the track, where one of the unfortunate passen ijers had been shot down. There wereindica tions that horses had been hitched to one ot the telegraph poles near by. Two tramps were found who told the following story: We were waiting for the train to ride iut to Pixley and noticed two more men who were said to be waiting for the train. We went up and commenced talking to them. They acted in a very peculiar manner. It was so dark that we could not tell exactly how tiiey looked, but.think both were good-sized men. Both wore overcoats, and wore white ihirts. One had his clothes strongly per fumed both had shotguns qr what appeared to us to be shotguns. They asked us where was a good place to get on the train. We told them, and asked them where they were going. They said to Delano to shoot jack rabbits. We asked them what was the mat ter with shooting jack rabbits at Pixley? One of them said ne had a ranch at Delano. •Iu»t then the train come along and the men jumped on the front part of the engine. One ofthe tramps .continued: Something seemed to warn me that a'l was not right. ,As the train pursed, a third man jumped from somewhere and boarded one of tho passenger curs. I felt uneasy and walked over to the depot and told some one what bad happened. I was only laughed at, bnt it wns not long till we heard what happened. .The tramp who was riding on the pfutlorm of the buggage car said: The train commenced to slow up when we jot a short distance beyond Pixley. When it hud nearly stopped I discovered there was trouble of some kind and jumped off. Whon they com menced shooting Iran and jumped a wire fence nnd laid down in the field near by. I jeard some One say "My God. I am killed," when the shooting occurred, tihd then I heard in explosion of soinekind. When the robbers lad gone I slipped out and got umong the jnssengers. One of the men shot had his •ide'toin to pieces with buckshot. The trail, lacked up to Pixley, when one ofthe passen gers claimed he saw a man fall ut a distance Tom the track, The train went back and ire searched for the man. We soon found lim. He hail evidently been instantly killed. J'ho shot entered near the temple. He hud ticket in his hat for Poso. From the people of Pixle.v and other sources it wns learned thut when the train was stopped, that as soon as the express messenger found out what was the trouble iie barred the doors ofthe car. but the rob bers threw a bomb under it nnd gave him mclii a shaking up that he was glad to open the aoorR. Toe amount taken is variously ?8timoted, some placing it from $50,000 to $60,000. The men are searching the coun try, though there is no clew as to the direc tion tukeu by the robbers. Open to the Air. In earlier days and milder climates houses were open to the air, and ven tilation was not felt. The most fa tal diseases at that time were ot the lower viscera, the in lection being introduced through the stomach when not directly into the blood, and mostly from contam inated water. There arose then a general conviction that water was an unwholesome drink until purified by heat or ferment as in making broth beer, cider or wine. And in tne case of wells in walled cities closely crowded for safety against human enemies, this couclusion was no doubt correct. Now, even in the open country, with our air-tight stoves aud air-tight walls, doors and windows, we are en dangered more through the lungs. A late writer says that out-door atmosphere, even in the smokiest, grimiest quarters of a city, in a hun dredfold freer from disease germs than the 'average indoor air of a crowded lodging-house and that a neglected bedroom on an open moun tainside may be far more unwhole somethan a well-aired basement in the slums ofNev York.—N. Y. Tri bune. ..... VVr iMHMMHBi Plymouth a few milea from Wilkesbane, ptt., by which the souls of ten girls and one man were hurled into 'twnity.' Sack of the Gavlord shnfi stood the factory of John Pnwell,used forth« manufacture of aquibs used bv the miners in louwnini J- while the majority ofthe girls were at theii homes eating dinner the people were startled 5£afelling thunders of a terrific explo sion. They rushed torror-stricken to theii doon and windows, and in'the distance saw •louds of smoke ascending from the squill factory. Soon a large crowd' had gathered, around it. and women began ringing theii hands and men turned away from the sight presented when the charred bodt ?f. young girt was seen lying in one of the rooms, and the fact became known that at least twenty persons were in the Jrailding at'the time of the ex plosion eating their noonday lunch. The scene wna fraught with terror as the girls, some of tbm fteedinfft otheni gasping for a ^ew breaths of fresh air, rushed to the win ™M. *5d screamed frantically for nelp. About this time a dozen miners from the ad joining colliery came upon the scene as soon us they saw the bleeding forms of the girls calling for aid rushed toward the building in a body, but fate IfreventM thtir proffered succor. As soon as they stepped near the door another terrific explosion 'MIC place and the entire building collapsed,'burying in the ruins the forms that a moment before stood crying for assistance. The braver of the men, when the smoke and flying debris had settled rushed among the ruins and one by one the bodies were found and taken out. mangled *0l|d woognition, bleeding and Dakota Legislature. TMBAYFEB. 39. COCHCIL.—The news announcing the action of the president was received a few minutes before the train with the legislative excursion ista left for Helena. It wns hardly expected to-day and waa something of a surprise, but a very grateful one. Cheers greeted the an nouncement, and everybody was .congratul ating. It was now North and South Dakota and no mistake. It was the opinion that the legislature would now act upon the two state theory to tho letter and pending bills would be indefinitely postponed almost as fast asthey came up. Appropriation bills cov ering one year's maintenance would now come up and be passed with dispatch. It was a jolly holiday. Bismarck will get the constitutional convention. Asmall minority of the members of the legislature went to Helena. The trip was considered: too long and the weather too cold, and many who in tended to go gave up the idea. Among those who went were Councilmen Hughes, Cooper and Walsh, and Representatives Turnbull, Palmer, Sheets, Powell, Upham.Swanstrom, Trade, Patton. Bixler, Bennett, Logan, Lillibridge, Wellman, Elliott, Chaplain, Lane, and President McLouth, of Brookings col lege. HOTOE.—Eleven members ofthe house met and adjourned. This was for the purpose of keeping the record straight. A number of the members went home. Councilman WaShbaugh went to Yankton to visita sick child. Tne only child and daughter of Coun cilman Miller died to-day ofscarlet fever. Rep resentatives McHugh and Powell are both sick. They are members of the Alloway in vestigating committee. Witnesses were ex amined in the sick room of McHugh. that there might be a quorum present. John McKelvey and John Ely, two cattlemen of Mouse river, were among the witnesses ex amined. MONDAY FEB. 35. Council.—The council met to-day, but there was no quorum and an adjournment was taken until to-morrow. HOUSE.—-In the committee of the whole in the House forty-three bills were disposed o'. The bill investing the governor with power of removal was recommended by the commit tee to pass with only one dissenting vote— Mallory of Dickey. The Minnesota railroad commissioner law was up, and a little skirm ish over it occurred. It will be further con sidered to-morrow. This law meets with rat favor, and will sidetrack rll other bills the house on that subject. The bilf reducing the exemption of 91,500 was indefinitely postponed. The appropriation bills are still in tne hands of the committee, but they will have right of way under the rules when reported. The reports are now being made up, and may be expected by Thursday. They will probably be confined to one year's maintenance, and therefore tho amounts wid be smaller than for four years. TUESDAY, FEH. 20. HOUSE.—The feature of the legislature to day was the fight over the three railroad bills. These were considered in the commit tee of the whole, Aitkens of Canton leading the fight against the bill reported by the joint committee on railroads. He held that it was unconstitutional, null and void and absolutely ineffectual. This was a carefully drawn bill and was the subject of a good deal of work. The discussion forced by Aitkens showed that it would not hold wa ter, and after a powerful onslaught by the Canton gentleman .the committee voted to postpone the joint- bill indefinitely, and with it went the Fletcher bill. The Minnesota law was then accepted by a vote -of26tol6. Itwas, however, by consent, sent back the judiciary committee until to morrow, when it will be passed by an increas ed vote. During the railroad debate tho su b ject of the excursion to Montana was touched upon and Newman of Sargent, who.was one of the excursionists, scorched the eighteen mem bers who sent the telegram Saturday advis ing the Montana legislature that there were only ten legistators in the party. The bill authorizing the appointment of ladies ns notaries public was passed by the house. This was in face of tho attorney general's opinion that the bill was unconstitutional. The council was busy, but did nothing im portant. WEDNESDAY, FED. 27, COUNCIL.—The Australian system of voting was' discussed in the council, with an unfav orable tenor. The objectors considered it too much of an innovation at this juncture. HOUSE.—Both houses passed the Soldiers' home bill over the governor's veto. In the house the vote stood 34 to 10. Those vot ing to sustain the governor were Cooke, Logan, McNeil, Miller. Morris, Patiidge, Potter, Smith, Turnbull and Van Etten. In the council the vote was 15 to 4. Votes for the governor were Patten, Soderberg, Wool heiserand VanOsdell. Two Democrats dodged Cameron and McDonald. Two-thirds ofthe council is sixteen. It was at once claimed by a few that the passage of the bill in the council was not legul that the organic act meant two-thirds of the whole house and not two-thirds of the members present. It was said that the courts would construe the organic act literally as meaning two-thirds of the whole house, present or ab sent that this possible construc tion would injure the sale of the 945,000 of bonds. On the contrary, the friends ofthe bill challenge the citation of a •ingle authority to sustain that interpreta tion ot the words, "two-thirds of that house." It was held that the practice in congress justifies the view that fourteen in two-thirds, the total number present being eighteen. The municipal suffrage bill was killed by a vote of 10 to 34 in the house. Sheets introduced a resolution providing for the publication of one hundred thousand copies of the South Dakota Constitution for gener al distribution referred. The committee ol the whole in the house acted favorably upon the bill to locate the North Dakota Agricul tural college at Valley City, The bill invest ing the governor with the power of removal was reported favorably. The so-called Pink erton police bill was killed in the committee of the whole. The hanking and warehouse bill was reported favorably. There was a telegraphic inquiry from Washington for documents involving Gov. Church and his Bail up Salt creek. The ltoyer memoriul ask ing for Gov. Church's removal was asked for and it wonld have been brought up to-day if it had been reached in its order. It will probably come up to-morrow, be passed and a copy sent ot once to Washington. THURSDAY, FEB. 28. COUNCIL.—In the council the bill providing for the Australian system of voting passed by a good vote—16 to 5. Nays were Dollard, Lricson, Harstad, Walsh and Washabaugh. A bill offered in the house establishing an in sane asylum west of the Missouri was reject ed and not made of record. A memorial to congress, too late to reach that body, asking for an appropriation to build up Fort Lin coln, passed the house. A proposition to sit thiB evening and listen to the reading of the endless testimony in the Jamestown asylum investigation was defeated. HOUSE.—The principal incident of tho ses sion occurred to-day in the house. It came at the_closing minutes, and arose upon a a motion to consider the vote that passed the railroad bill and lay that motion upon the table. Adams mnde the motion, and while it was pending McHughes made a mo tion to adjorn. A point of order was raised. Speaker Keith.ignored the point of order and put the motion to adjoun and declared it carried, amidst a volley of nays and cries of appeal from the decision ofthe chair. Members were on' their feet calling for a hearing, but no hearing was ac corded. The speaker left the chair abruptly, and when he came down to the floor was first accosted by one of his friends, who charact erized his conduct as an outrage and by oth ers, who addressed him in the severest lan guage at their commnnd. Every ruling he mnde was nirainst all parliamentary rules. The speuker's friends from Sioux Falls say he has committed a political suicide, and that his arbitrary adjournment or the house has few precedents in the history of arbitrary dis missals of parliamentary bodies. The reason for his uction lies in his opposition to the railroad bill that, had passed during the aft ernoon. He lmd voted against it. Jnpp Schoop, on trial for the murder of Anton Schilling, WHS I onvicted at l'liiladel- Sas ih hiu of murder in the first degree. Schoop feigned ignorance of the English lan guage and deafness, but heard nnd under stood the verdict and exclaimine "Oh, God!" All the white miners to the number of sev eral hundred employed in the Dunsmire coal mines at Comox British Columbia have struck. The troubles arose from the em ployment of some Chinese at the mines. The miners demanded that the Celestials be dis* charged, which was refused. The house sustained the governor's veto ol the bill reapproprintingunexpended balances to the Grand Forks university. It it also in definitely postponed the conncil bill provid ing for foreclosure of mortgages by action |only. /, fit dt!0d "fa PrF:.., 4 Vc I HENOH TABTE IN HOUSE DEESSH&. 1 TVell-laformod Tonrtat Explains the l.ataet stylo* in Parisian Apart ment Famishing. "Tho Frenoh famish thoir houses noro tutely than any other nation in he world," observed a gentleman who pent the summer abroad. At prelent he prevailing stylo for apartment for ilture is that of Loois XVI. It has aken the place of Henry IL style, vhich was less distinctive. Some poo le prefer the style of the First Em ire, notwithstanding its stiffness. '-Until the last year it was the custom employ to profusion plushes and ieavy stuffs in the decoration of bed shambers and the petit salon, while •ho parlors were filled with furniture ind the table covered with knick cnacks. Finally, it began to be ad nitted that it was next to impossible breath in such a crowded centre. Amateur singers also complained, for apestry, curtains, carpets and a mass furniture destroy all the finer effects if music. So the tendency now is to go 0 the other extreme. "The walls are left almost bare, and you possess fine, large rooms, it is sustomary not to have them carpeted, being felt that the pretty legs of an irtistio piece of furniture stand out in ill their beauty only on a highly-polish* id hardwood floor. "But those who go to the other ixtreme and leave their drawing :oom almost empty must have at least 1 sofa, four armchairs and four recep ion chairs. It is the rule to have this urniture upholstered in ancient tapes* ry. Although this material is often sostly and there seems to be no pros ect of getting it any cheaper, the nse if this stuff has these advantages. It always in fashion, it does not wear ut, and harmonizes with all colors. "To these necessary articles of furni ure should be added two or three round tables holding knickknacks, lowers, vases, etc. In one corner may placed a card tables half hidden un ler a cover of some ancient stuff and another corner an ottoman. Tho Trench drawing-room used to be fam IUS for its fine clocks. But this old ustom is now disappearing and a warble or bronze statue or bust occu ies the central position on the mantel lece, supported by candelabra or amps half-hidden in fine Japanese or Chinese vases. "There is also a growing tendency do away with curtains, even when nade of rich gnipure or when adorned vith Middle Age embroidery both of vhich styles have long been held in ligh favor. This change is due to the act that curtains hide windows, and he panes which are worth seeing to lay, because of the vogue of small tiiddle Age panes, or of the large, fine srystal glass ones that fill tho whole vindow. Shades, which are taking lie place of curtains, are made of silk light tints or of gauze artistically ooped up." ROBBING FOREIGNERS. An Expose of Some of til* Tricks Employed by Parla Dress-Mak ers. Many ladies coming over h|re for a !ew days or weeks, and having a reaming to carry home some gowns tam the magic city, shrink from the rorld-famous establishments on ac :ount of the expense. And there are tundreds of dress-makers here, writes iie Paris correspondent of the Ladies' Helorial, who could—••an if they irould"—turn out a costume every vhit ns elegant as those made by their tig neighbors at a much lower figure. It is in deialing with these that the itranger should be very cautious and, :o use a rather slangy expression, "keep her weather eye open." These "little dress-makers" are full playful tricks which must be guard against—slight but irritating devia tions from the paths of strict commer cial morality, all of which are artfully irranged to augment their profits at die cost the luckless customer. Par example—and this particular node of deception is far from uncom 'mon—one of these ladies will show fou as''a pattern a very handsome Iress in rich materials. Tou are sharmeiL Of course the dress in hand loes not fit you it is clet&Tly designed fit nobody. The obliging dress maker, seeing that yonr heart is fixed npon it, offers to make an exact copy »f the coveted garment and at a very low priee. The tempting bait is thrown out, and the innocent fish bites. The srder is given. But alas! when the Iress is delivered, what do you find? The shape and style are copied ad mirably—but the materials! Thin lilk, cotton-backed velvet and satin, the commonest and poorest of ribbons. The entire effect of the costume is lost in cheap material. Unfortunately, there is no use sending the dress back, even on the obvious plea that it is not what was bargained for. The law will protect the ••little dressmaker," and right well she knows it too. The mischief of the thing is that she has the power to seize and detain her cus tomer's trunks till the bill is paid, and this power she will not hesitate to em ploy on the slightest pretext. Another most annoying device but one which answers their purpose splendidly, is to send home the dress at the last moment compatible with the actual fulfillment of the contract There is no time for examination, let alone alteration, and the thing has to be taken on trust !ti shortcomings only, being discovered in many cases when leagues of land and sea lie be tween the swindling dressmaker and the confiding customer. Again, a not uncommon practice is to add scores, often hundreds, of francs to the price agreed on for a dress and depend for its payment upon the victim's natural dislike to fighting in a foreign law conrt The left bower—the man who Isn't recog nised by Ike lady to whom he lifts his hat— 9urtlgU* Fm frm. Old Bill Hindsley. A horseback traveler, in Tennessee, approached an old fellow who sat on log, near Bicbland Station, and asked him if he had lived long in that neigh borhood. The old fellow seratohed his griizly board, looked about him, whistled softly and then said: ••I 1 ved hero when Andrew Jackson made his famous state bank •peeeh^ standing right out there oq, that stump.1' "You don't say So!" "Yes. I da' ••What is your nameP" ••Thosd who know me nest and who consequently respect mo most refer to me ns the Hon. William Hindsley, bat the most ignorant and consequently more familliar, call me old Bill." .3, ••Very productive land about here, 1 suppose," the stranger said. "So do L" ••Good place for watermelons?'' "Tolerable. I raised a few last year that were pntty good slie. know a passul of us took one ripped in two with old Uncle Jim MoLangh lin's cross-cut saw, hulled out the meat got in the shell and paddled across the high water." "You don't say so!" ••Yes, I da" "Good place for corn?" "Only tolerable. I raised some last year, though, that was pntty good size. Passul of us one day shelled one of the ears, putthe cob on Wat Gooeetree'a wagon and hauled it to a saw-milL" "What for?" •To have it sawed into lumber." "You don't—" "Yes. I do," Mr. Hindsley broke in. "That's a pretty big stump out there" said the stranger. "Yes, pretty good size." "Was the tree very tall?" "About two hundred feet" "You—" "Yes, I do." •How long has it been eut down?" "I cut it down last spring was a yearago." ••Thought yon said that Andrew Jackson stood on that stump." Jb "Oh, no I said he leaned against the tree." "Yes, I remember now. Timber grows verv rapidly in this country, doesn't it?" "Yes. pretty peart I neglected chopping down some black oak sprouts in my field one day, and the next morning we chopped down several of them aud split them into rails." "Well, that is remarkable. Now, that great tree that was so tall, how long was that growing?" "Well, Itellyoa It came up sum mer before last and was grown by the next May." "I thought you said that Andrew Jackson leaned against that tree." "Oh, no I said he used to own the land where the tree grew." The stranger rode away, and meet ing a man shortly afterward, asked him if he knew the Hon. Wiliian^ Hindsley. ^7 "Yes, I know old Bill" "Know him pretty well?" "Yes, well enough to know that out here at the station if a man repeats anything that old Bill says, w'y, we flue him a bushel of meal." "Suppose the indiscreet man refuses to pay it?'* He can't help himself, for the mat ter has been decided by the supreme court. A fellow named Ben Hardin contested the case, and it broke him up.—Arkansato Traveler. Money Spent in Holidaya But the army of persons csrried by the excursion barges is nothing in numbers to the myriads who nse the routes of steamers to get to the sea side. The season at Coney Island ex-, tends over fifteen weeks. The aver age number who visit the island daily during the season is 82,000, according to tho statement of one of the oldest hotel keepers along the beech. The average prioe of an excursion ticket is 45 cents, thus giving a daily total to the transportation lines of 114*000. A person, no matter how poor, who succeeds in going to the island alone or in a party and contrives to spend less than 75 cents per capita iS' worthy of the distinction of being the wonder and enigma of his age. At this low average .the receipts of the landlords and thousand and one penny-grabbers of the beech would be about 924,000. This gives a grand total of (38,000 a day. or $3,990,000 for the season, dur ing ordinary weather. The warmer the temperature is the higher tho daily average. The other resorts reached by regu lar lines of steamers number about a dozen, but the principal of these are Rockaway and the beautiful Glen Island. The daily average of former is is about laOOO of the latter 5.000. The other resorts have in the neighborhood of 8,000 persons visit them daily. At a capita expenditure of 91.20. apportion ed to Coney Island, this would give a total expenditure of 927.60a Thus, according to the estimates which are given by transportation agents, 155,000 persons daily leave the shores of New York in search of cool breezes find them at a cost of 9167,600 a or, 816.038,000 for the season. yet the libel has gone the rounds of the world that Americans take no holidays, but wear themselves with continues work.—New Timet. A. Check That Did Much Good. Some weeks ago a prominent real estate dealer in Los Angeles handed a gentleman a check for 92,500 in adeaL The recipient of it having some little obligations outstanding as the result of too much boom quietly indorsed it and handed it to a creditor, and thns it started on its mission of eharity, love and business. In dne course of time it turned up in the hands ot the orig inal drawer of it with no less than fifteen indorsements on the back It had paid 937,600 In debts, madefifloan «_ A -."N jr.: $ rs.),, Jit 1 1 ."A j£i* •S fl IK" H- v* 4 1 if I •r I: 3*? $ the that I i: .s 1 and day. And •-it out Fork 7 yt 0.