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Only think of palace sleeping cars up at Fort Assinniboine. When spring opened the country around did not look as if it were capable of supporting sleep ing cars. To-day regular trains with palace sleeping cars begin to make their regular trips between St. Paul and As siuniboine. In a few days more they will be in Benton, then in Great Falls and then in Helena. There are not many people around Assinnaboine to patronize railroads, especially palace cars. Fancy an average herd of half clad, squalid Indians inspecting asleeper. What would be the impression made on their dull minds? Evidently they would feel more at home in a tepe or a shack. What a reversal of all the usual order of events Î There are hundreds of rich, populous and luxurious cities in the world that have never yet seen the mag nificent luxury of a sleeping car, and yet here is this paragon of beauty and convenience away out in the wildest part of the New Northwest, speeding along over trackless prairies, where for hundreds of miles there is not a human habitation in sight. "Cheaply built." So says a recent writer, referring to the Manitoba. If by this it is meant that the work is not well done, then we think the critic has not made a careful and comparative ex amination. In one sense the Manitoba has been cheaply built, because the route was so well selected that a good road could be built with little money. We venture to say that the road has been so well built that there will be few inter ruptions to travel and few repairs needed compared with the North ern Pacific. It has been cheaply and rapidly built because there have been so few rivers to cross, and for the same reason there will be less dan ger ol washouts and other interruptions. But we prefer to interpret Mr. Wilkeson as meaning to say that the Manitoba has been cheaply built because it has been so well managed. The old style was to build perhaps a hundred miles and then wait for the country to grow up and become productive before at tempting to advance. But here was a plunge of GOO miles in a single season before there was any hope of reaciiing a point where settlement and business ex isted. There was a necessity in this case, because most of the route lay through Indian reservation. When so large an investment was to be made be fore there could be any hope of return, all possible haste was the wisest course to pursue. Many may think that, with a naviga ble river like the Missouri, which the general government will surely improve in course of time, Fort Benton cannot be greatly benefited by a railroad. On the contrary, it will be more benefited than any other city along the route of the Manitoba before Helena is reached. The Missouri river is equivalent to a competitive railroad. Any attempt at high rates will drive shippers to the river, and knowing this the railroad will always give Benton favorable rates. The building of the Manitaba has done a great service to Montana in bringing to a head the matter of cut ting down and throwing open to settle ment the vast Indian reservations north of the Missouri, which otherwise would have continued unsettled for generations possibly. Now there is no doubt that Congress will act at once. Then settle ment will follow at once. Here are good lands, cheap lands, just such lauds as are wanted by that heavy immigra tion that is swarming over from North ern Europe. Aud the country will be open just in time to catch it at its height. The Manitoba has the reputa tion of being a colonizer, and will, for self-interest do all that is pos.-ible to develope and settle the country. * The progress of the Manitoba shows the advantage of having a wester a man at the head of the enterprise, <>ne who knows practically how to build and ope rate railroads and besides knows the whole country through which the road is to be built and just what it is going to do after it has been built. If the Mani toba is cheaply built, as is no doubt true in one sense, it will all the sooner become a self-sustaining and dividend paying road. Some of the Northern Pacific stockholders at the East bewail, no doubt, the building of the Manitoba as an uumixed ev il, but its more far-seeing friends will see and sometime acknowl edge that such a sharp and formidable competitor was necessary to wake it up to a knowledge and consciousness of its own wealth of opportunity. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail road is a striking instance of what an en terprising company can accomplish with out subsidy. Beginning in the center of the continent, it has bnilt steadily in both directions. It has already one Pacific terminus and will soon have another. It will have a line of its own into Chicago before this year ends. Bat Chicago is only a way station lor it. It has already made arrangements with steamship lines to carry its western terminus to Australia, China and Japan. It plans are all laid to reach the Atlantic, and the next move we shall hear is that steam connection is completed to every part of Europe. We hear of building firms In the city that have contracts to finish ten new houses yet this season on which work has not yet begun. The autumn is always our best building season, and this year promises better than any former one. Our people cease to inquire about the prospects of the new water company, for the pipes are scat tered in all parts of the city and tell the story better than words could do. A NATIONAL ISSUE. Certainly one of the issues of the next presidential campaign should be that of the admission of Dakota. The refusal of such admission in either form, as one or two States, as the people of Dakota prefer, is the greatest political crime of the century. In a negative way, per haps, but as a defiance and abuse of the rights of American citizenship from un disguised political malice and self-inter est, it outranks the attempt to force slavery into Kansas. Such a cool, de liberate, partizan crime has no parallel in the history of this country. Here is an organized, political community of GOO,000 American citizens deprived of any right to vote for their own governor or to participate in the election of presi dent and without a fraction of a vote upon any matter of national legislation. None of the excuses are given in the case of Dakota that are urged against the admission of Utah or New Mexico. No one pretends that the people of Da kota are not as capable of self-govern ment as those of any other State in the Union. * There is absolutely only one reason why Dakota is refused admission, and that is because it is believed her people are Republican by a large majority. If the Republican party does not make this a prominent issue in the next Presi dential campaign it will neglect one of the clearest duties that ever devolved upon any political party, and we could almost say deserved defeat. The crime that England is guilty of towards Ire land is not greater than that which is being perpetrated on our own soil in the supposed interest of the Democratic party. The division matter is only a pretext. Dakota divided would make two States as large as any State ought to be whose surface and soil render it gen erally habitable. Either half would be larger than Washington Territory, which is ample in size for a State. Aud either half would be as large as all New England, with New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware added. There is no thought of anything being done towards admission by the ap proaching session of Congress, and by the time the Presidential contest is fought there will be nearly three quar ters of a million of disfranchised citi zens in Dakota. If there is not virtue and justice enough in the American people to punish such a crime then free government is a failure. Me. J. K. P. Mili.ee, a former resident of our city and now a prominent and prosper ous merchant of Dead wood, is authority for the statement that the Chicago & North western R. It., which was completed to Rapid City last year, will soon be operating to within nine miles of Dead wood, and before mid winter, if tie weather is not too severe, will be complete and in running order to Dead wood, in the very center of the mining region. The rates of rail trans portation for ores and supplies will then be little if any more than they have been to Rapid City. In anticipation of the coming of the railroad and the promise of cheap trans portation rates, business has been almost entirely suspended and times are very dull and bard. Mine owners would not work their mines and everyone doing business has done it in a hand-to-mouth fashion. In a circuit of ten miles about Deadwood, Mr. Miller tells us, there are as many rich mines as in any equal space anywhere in the country. The Homestake is by no means the only one, as some suppose, but there are scores and hundreds of mines, of gold, silver, lead, antimony, plumbago, tin and many others. Tin is found in vast quantities but dispersed through the country rock in such a small per cent, that it has not yet been profitably worked. And there are vast blanket leads of rich but refactory gold ore, that heretofore has paid little above the heavy cost of trans portation and working. Improved methods of treatment and cheaper transportation promise immense fortunes out of the se leads presently. Our old friends, Starr and Bullock have just made another fortune by a rich strike in the Iron Hill mine, and Jack Simmons is in training for a million aire presently. Most of our Montana men have done well in the Black Hills and we are glad to hear it, but hope they will come back to us some time and renew the happy associations of old days. We are told that the President is to use vigorous measures to compel his party to re form the tariff. There are threats of read ing Randall out of the party, too, but the reformers are getting bo many cautions and defiances that they have ceased from their wild threats and bold demands. They know well enough that on this issue they could not control either House of Congress. Nor do we believe they will repeal the tobacco tax. This is a tax on a luxury, if anything is, and does not come up to the requirement that taxes shall first be re duced on necesaries. The fact is that any reduction on tariff rates should be made by commercial treaties, whereby we could get an equivalent. Theee is no particular occasion foor any present alarm over the appearance of cholera in New York harbor. It comes too late to spread out and engage in its deadly work this season. But it is here and the only wonder is that it did not come sooner It entered South America in the same way and from the same source and has spread all over that country, carrying off thou sands. What is needed in this country is, first, not to get frightened, and, second, not to think there is no daDger, but set about cleaning up and getting into the best sani tary condition possible. In these days of rapid and universal traveling there is dan ger all the time from contageous diseases and sanitation should be a constant study. Eveeythino gives promise now that Montana will see a large immigration next year. If our population is 150,000 now, it will be 200,000 next year. EARLY STATEHOOD. It is a short-lived advantage that those will gain who are opposing the admis sion of Dakota on political grounds, or those who oppose the admission of new States generally for fear that it will di minish the power of the small States of the East. The refusal of admission to Dakota does not seem at all to diminish her settlement and growth in wealth and population. At most, only a post ponement of admission can possibly be gained. The next census will probably show Dakota with near a million of in habitants, and even if the ratio of rep resentation is raised to 200,000, entitled to five representatives. If Dakota had been admitted as soon as she first ap plied and was entitled, her people would have been content without division. Now seems impossible to avoid, and seats will have to be set for four Senators. Every wrong is righted in time some way, and the wrong doers made to do penance and suffer loss. The case of Dakota will prove no exception. The census abolished slavery, the census will defeat and destroy obstructive Democ racy. The people of the East have all of them more or less jealousy of the growth of the West. There is some reason for it. The West is drawing away all the most enterprising young men of native stock and their place is being occupied by the foreigner. Besides the virgin soil produces crops that the exhausted lands of the East will not bear, even with the best of culture. But we have this to say to eastern people and their representatives and senators in Congress, admit Montana early, as soon as she is entitled to a representative, as she will be by the close of the present year, and there will be no mention made of di vision. If postponed for four years it is quite likely that there may be too Mon tanas to provide for. It is the same with all the Territories of large area, they will have to be adnritted early or the number of new western States will be largely in creased. You may not like the prospect of western preponderance. But the al ternative is, "this or worse." HIGH LICENSE. Minnesota adopted high license and the law went into effect July 1. It makes the license $1,000 in cities of over 10,000 inhabitants and $500 in all other places. As to the results, the rionecr IWss says that it has closed one-third of the saloons. The law is well enforced. Sa loon keepers obey it for the fear of for feiting their license, and they do not sell on Sunday or to minors or habitual drunkards. The saloon keepers also are as keen as the officers to hunt out and shut up all unlicensed shops, "blind pigs" they are called. Crime and arrests are diminishing, and the general bad effects of indiscriminate and unrestricted dram selling are vastly diminished. Liquor dealers do not sell on credit, and it is better for them, though on general prin cipals they dislike and oppose the law. Of course the moneys received from license are greatly increased and are used in all sorts of public improvements while taxes on legitimate and useful oc cupations are proportionately decreased. ** * Switzerland has just adopted and put in force the principle orignated in Got tenborg, Sweden, of reserving the entire traffic in liquors in the hands of the government. Nothing but pure, un adulterated drinks are sold, and all the profits of the business go into the public treasury. Those who sell the liquors are paid salaries and have no interest in the profits. There are no sales on credit, and of course no bad debts and no time lost in making collections. No liquors are allowed to be sold to minors, intoxi cated persons or habitual drunkards. Nor is liquor sold to be taken away to be drank elsewhere. <■ * * Until the time comes when the public by a large majority is prepared to enact, enforce and stand up to total prohibi tion, it has always seemed to us that the prudent course was to adopt either the high license or this Gottenborg plan. We suppose liquors are bad enough when used to excess even it pure, but we think half the mischief and un natural appetites for strong drink come from drugged liquors. At any rate, we should like to see this Gottenborg plan tried in this country, and we see no ob jection for our legislature to authorize any city or town that 60 choses to adopt and try the plan. It certainly has worked well where it has long been tried, and we wonder that it has not spread every where._ What must be the effect upon national character to be thinking only of war from day to day and from one year's end to another, as is the case with France and Germany ? We do not believe it is good. It may make men braver and more reck less, but it can but blunt and destroy all the finer sensibilities. In some respects it will be a mercy to have the great struggle come and be done with. If the French are thoroughly subdued, it is not nnlikely that there would be a vast emigration to America, probably South America. What shadow of government would be left to France would be a restoration of the old Bourbon d ynasty. At a maeting of the Washington City School Board one of the members present ed a resolution to ask the general gov ernment to print and furnish the text books. And since Congress governs the Territories as well, why not furnish text books for them ? Seeing the government has never given a cent to aid our schools and will not allow us to use or rent the school lands, and is belly-aching over its surplus, we don't think it would hurt it to do as much as this. Aud we suggest that our Text Book Commission, recently ap pointed, second the motion of the Wash ington School Board. LEARNING BY' DOING. That is the meaning of manual train ing which it is proposed to introduce into our public schools and make part of every child s dowry from the State. Learning by memory, or even by ab stract and theoretical reasoning, are bar ren acquisitions in comparison with that positive, independent, self-assured knowl edge that comes from having done a thing repeatedly. This is the great char acteristic improvement in modern teach ing. It used to be the case, generally, and is still to a large extent, that teach ing was mostly lecturing by some one supposed to be the master of a science. But students never became proficient by listening to learned and eloquent lec turers. Some few who would go to work for themselves and reduce to prac tice what they heard, would get some benefit. The great mass, that was too idle or lazy to work out knowledge for themselves, got no benefit from that sort of instruction. A pupil may hear a teacher read to perfection, or may look on admiringly while the professor works out the most intricate problems and think they can do it too, but until they do it themselves they will never know how much hard work it takes to learn to do anything easily. Modern teaching is superior chiefly from the fact that it aims to make pupils do all the work for themselves and thus learn by doing. The teachers part is but to superintend the work and see that it is well done. We all know that often we think we know all about a subject, but the first attempt that puts our knowledge to the full test developes an amazing amount of ignorance. Edu cation consists not so much in getting ideas as in putting those ideas to practice under competent supervision. What is done with the subjects usually intro duced into a school course, can be done with all the useful trades as well and with as valuable results. The success o kindergarten schools shows that this practical method is suited to the young est aud the developemeut of the mind is facilitated by the work of the hands. Teach more handiwork and that will assist the headwork, not divert, delay or destroy it, but will actually inspire it as well as make it healthier. The Trafalgar, said to be the heaviest iron-clad ever constructed, of some 12,000 tons and horse power, was launched at Portsmouth, England, last week. By a singular coincidence, about the same time successful exhibition was being made in this country of the new dynamite gun, one charge of which would be enough to send the Trafalgar to the bottom of the seas. Of course one shot of the Trafalgar must do the same for the little vessel carrying the dynamite gun, but furnished with greater power in proportion to bulk, the little ves sel could sail faster, turn easier, aud would alwavs expose less surface to be struck. We would stake our life and money on the lit tle one every time. Many think the use of such powerful explosives as dynamite a violation of the rights and usages of war, but the objection is untenable. The man who cut off the whole of his dog's tail at one stroke was more humane than he who cut off only an inch at a time. It is just as merciful to sink a ship and crew at the first fire, as to work a whole day at the job. It has always been noticed, as an indica tion of providential interposition, that our little Monitor appeared in Chesapeake Bay just after the rebel iron-clad, Virginia, had shown what it could do. Our dynamite gun appears on the scene just as the most invincible of the iron-clads appears to claim the mastery of the seas. For the cost of one Trafalgar we can build a dozen dyna mite ships that could sail all around her, with ten chances of hitting their bulky and unwieldy antagonist to one of being hit. _ A EEC ext visitor to the Palouse country into which the Northern Pacific is build ing a branch, reports it as being the best wheat country in the world. The soil is a black loam, and with the most shiftless kind of farming the land produces from fifty to sixty bushels to the acre. Even volunteer crops sometimes yield forty bushels to the acre, and a second volunteer crop of twenty bushels to the acre is some times gathered. There is no irrigation, for the country is rolling and broken, and there is very little rain, but so light and porous is the soil that it seems to absorb moisture from the atmosphere. Suppose the French are beaten by the Germans and rather than submit to live under the yoke a third of the people should emigrate to the Argentine Repub lic? Here is a country eight times as large as France, with a population of only three million. Emigration would soon make a French nation of it, and the chances are that all South America would become French in a few years. If they should become as prolific as the French Canadians they would soon, by natural growth and immigration, become more powerful than they ever could become at home. _ Ik some of the new States and Terri tories that have grown up since the war, the soldier element is full as strong as in the older States. It shows that the ex periences of the army fitted men to become pioneers, and they have done a wonderful and very important work in giving tone and direction to the organization of law and order on the frontier among the law less elements, which included many fugi tives from justice in the older State. It is very rare to find a Grand Army man among the criminal classes. A St. Joseph correspondent of the Globe Democrat, speaking of Colonel Thornton, of Butte, recently deceased, says that he commanded the troops that stormed the breastworks at Lexington when Mulligan was captured. He afterwards engaged in guerrilla warfare in Northwestern Missouri and commanded at the affair of Camden Point. He was born in Clay county, in 1834, and married Miss Lou Archer in 1864. The meeting of the G. A. R., which virtually opens to-day in St. Louis, prom ises to be the grandest gathering of veterans ever witnessed in this country. The talk is that the Union and Northern Pacific have effected a trafic combination and will soon have a connection to the At lantic that will serve them both. If the duty on sugar is reduced one half it would not reduce the revenue de rived therefrom in the same proportion, for there would be more sugar consumed and imported. __ Ot li dispatches to-day bring the exciting reports of another Apache outbreak, and its contradiction as well. Possibly General Miles'mobilization of his forces has been the origin of this rumor. Grand Secretary Hedges received a letter from that distinguished Mason, Rob Morrris, by last evening's mail, saying that he should start for Montana September 26th, and reach Helena either the following Sunday or Monday. Those who had the opportunity to hear Rev. Mr. Raleigh, at the Broadway Metho dist Church, speak in high terms of his eloquence and ability. He is heartily wel comed as a worker into this somewhat ne glected portion of the moral vinyard. We are assured that the railroad to the Rocky Fork coal mines will be built yet this fall and will be prepared to ship all the coal needed to aDy place along the line of the Northern Pacific at such rates that it will be the cheapest and best fuel in the Territory. _ The drouth is pronounced a blessiDg in disguise in many parts of the country. It has driven people to sink artesian wells, and with the most wonderful results. Not only water is found in abundance, but un told wealth of various mineral resources has been brought to light. We have been celebrating the event of the adoption of the constitution by the convention in which it was framed. A more important event still was its adoption by nine States, and the subsequent organi zation of government under it, which did not occur until March, 1789. That was a fearful and destructive storm that swept the mouth of the Rio Grande. There are storm scars all over our country, but the wounds seem to heal up quickly. Within a year after Charles ton i»shaken to a heap of ruin the city is rebuilt, fairer and stronger than ever. Out of a hundred million of women in India less than 200,000 can either read or write and there are hundreds of thosands of widows, many of them under 10 years of age, whose life is hopelessly miserable. No wonder that a people that so crushes, abuses and degrades its women are cowards and slaves._ If Claus Spreckles succeeds with beet sugar on a grand scale in California we shall vote him to be a public benefactor. To raise our own sugar supply will make us more independent as a nation and save us more money that is sent abroad than any one economical achievement that could be mentioned._ The company that is to baild the Eads ship canal across the Isthmus of Tehuan tepec is going to take a charter ander the laws of the State of New York and not wait or ask for a charter from the government. Its friends say that all the necessary capital is pledged and that the work will be com pleted in less than four years. The Manitoba is probably at Benton to day or so near as to be audible and visible. It will be rapid work in laying the rails to Great Falls, and two weeks hence ought to see this feat accomplished. With all the grading completed the work of stringing out the rails is like cleaning bed rock. There is going to be a big clean up this fall. _ A repeal of the tobacco tax will not aid the tobacco producers any. They will get no more for what is raised. The dealers will make the best of the profit and the smokers and chewcrs will get some reduc tion of cost. Those who will be benefitted are not asking for the abolition of the tax, and even in the case of those who use to bacco, it is not likely to be a benefit, for they will only smoke and chew the more and be the worse off for it. There is no excuse any longer why our Sundays should be desecrated with match base ball games. We have a gymnasium where every one, old or youDg, can take daily exercise at moderate cost and little inconvenience. We have nothing to say against the manly, healthful game itself, which we approve and admire when prac ticed for health and recreation, but when used as a double offense for gambling and Sunday desecration, we believe all good people should pronounce against it strongly and nnitedly._ Correspondents tell us that there « not a man in Germany or France who does not want and expect war. If it were not for disturbing the last days of the Em peror and probably hastening his death, we are told that the Germans would force the war. So far from being restrained by fear of Russia, it is said that it is fully ex pected that Russia will take Bides with France, bat the Germans believe they can conquer France before Russia gets into the fight. _ Under a fifty per cent, dnty the silk manufacturing in this country has steadily increased and the imports decreased. Since 1880 the increase of the manufac tured product has been thirty-three and one-third per cent. France and Switzer land complain that they are losing the American market. Will any one pretend that it is not a good thing for ns to manu facture our own silk rather than send abroad for it?_ Ex-Senator Flanagan, of Texas, was buried September 22 upon the estate of his sou, near the city of Henderson. He was 82 years of age at the time of his death. THE FORAKER SNUB. How Mrs. Cleveland Turned up her Nose at Ohio*» Governor. [Columbus, O., Speclul. i Since the return of Governor Foraker and staff from the East there have been efforts to get the Governor to make a state ment in regard to the widely published report that Mrs. Cleveland had snnbbed the Governor and his wife at the evening reception at Philadelphia. W'hile the Governor has refused to make a personal statement, he has told the circumstances to quite a large number of his personal friends and all the members of his staff are cognizant of the facts. Adjutant Gen eral Axline, who, with his wife, was next to Governor Foraker and wife in line as they approached the President and his wife at the reception, makes the following statement : "While on their way from the hotel to the reception Governor Foraker remarked to his wife that be had been told that Mrs. Cleveland turned her back to him as be passed in the procession daring the day, bat he had noticed nothing of the kind and was inclined to believe it was a mis take. If 6uch was the case, however, he thonght it might be somewhat embarrass ing for them to be present in the evening, as, if she was inclined to slight them, that would be a good opportunity for her to do so. Mrs. Foraker said Mrs. Cleveland was too much of a lady to take advantage of a public reception for such a purpose and she did not believe anything of the kind would occur. I noticed particularly in the line that none were missed by the Presi dent and his wife, but that all were taken by ihe hand as they came along. "Governor Foraker and wife were just in the lead of us, and as the Governor came j up the President took his hand in a cool and formal manner, and also shook hands with Mrs. Foraker, who was presented. The Governor next turned his attention ; to Mrs Cleveland, and as he approached her she drew herself up with a stare and endeavored to look over the Governor and his wife to the people who were following. The Governor endeavored to present Mrs. Foraker, and this he proceeded to do, saying: 'Mrs. Cleveland, allow me to present Mrs. Foraker.' Having gone thus far, and seeing that Mrs. Cleve land was maintaining her poise and vacant stare, tbe Governor and bis wife passed on. As soon as they had got out of the way Mrs. Cleveland wreathed her face in smiles and cordially greeted General Asa 8. Bush nell, of the Governor's staff. It is a mis take that Mrs. Cleveland had her hands folded in front of her, as I noticed that she let them fall at her sides when the Gov ernor and his wife came np." The foregoing is substantiated by Mr. Knrtz, the private secretary of the Gov ernor. Bay State Republicans. Boston, September 28.—The main topic of discussion among tbe delegates to the Republican State convention, which began here to-day, was the nomination for At torney General. It seemed from the out set to be practically settled in favor of Hon. Albert E. Pillsbury. The choice for chairman of the convention fell with great unanimity upon Francis Rockwell, of Pitts field. The platform was adopted without one dissenting voice. It lauds protective tariff; recommends the reduction of internal revenue and taxation ; asks Congress to carefully consider the tariff on sugar, and to improve the administration of the cus toms laws ; condemns the suppression of Republican votes in the Southern States and election frands in Northern cities ; de mands a further extension of the national civil service law ; arraigns President Cleve land for an array of shameful dismissals and disgraceful appointments, and for en dorsing the spoils machine in Maryland and elsewhere; declares that the Demo cratic party in Massachusetts stands with that party throughout the conntry in sup port of the doctrine, "To the victor be longs the spoils"; demands a cessation of the compnlsory coinage of silver ; asks the passage of the national bankrnptcy law: protection of the fishery interests without the yielding of rights ; demands the con tinned enactment of progressive temper ance measnres, and favors the submission to a vote of tbe people of tbe prohibition amendment to the constitution. After tbe adoption of tbe platform Sena tor Hoar took the platform and in a brief address nominated Oliver Ames, of Easton, for Governor. The convention at ouce nominated Ames by acclamation. For Lieutenant Governor— J. Q. A. Brackett. For Secretary of State— H. B. Pierce. For State Treasurer Alanson A. Bard en countered opposition. A. J. Waterman was nominated for At torney General, after which the conven tion adjourned. Railroad Appointments. Circular No. 2, just issued from Northern Pacific construction headquarters in this city, annonnees the following appoint ments : R. M. Cralle, Resident Engineer, H.,B.V. & B. R. R. L. R. Lothrop, Resident Engineer H. & N. R. R. and H & R. M. R. R. E. A. Cralle, Resident Engineer D. & P. R. R. H. T. McDaniel, Assistant Engineer H., B. & M. R. R. T. C. Armitage. Assistant Snperintendent of Transportation. All branches reporting to Helena office. J. C. Havely,8upply Agent. All branches reporting to Helena. J. H. Kennedy, Snperintendent of Bridges and Buildings, H. B. V. & B. R. R. and H. & N. R. R. Arthur Symes, Snperintendent of Bridges and Buildings, D. & P. R R. A. A. Johnson, Roadmaster. All branches reporting to Helena. •J. J. DONOVAN, Engineer in Charge. Gbeat success has attended every at tempt at sinking artesian wells in Dakota. They have such wells at Red field, Ashton, Altoona, Miller, Yankton, Highmore, Hu ron. At the latter place the pressure of the water How is 170 pounds to the square inch. It seems they have a law in Dakota which allows these artesian wells to be sank by townships and the cost assessed to the residents. In some cases the overflow is so great that lakes of considerable size are forming._ The corn crop, notwithstanding the se vere dronth over so large a portion of the best corn-growing section, is estimated to reach 1,300,000,000 bushels, and is by no means a failure. The prospect for hominy and bacon is good yet. Dakota votes on division in November and till that time it is best to iay nothing and let the voters speak for themselves. Wo should say admission with or without division. FIRE HYDRANTS. Where They Will be Placed on the Woolston System of Water Mains. The committee on streets and alley ' wt * the City Council have concluded the t.-»^ of placing the hydrants of the new water works, and have designated the following points to receive them : 1. Bridge and Main sts. 2. Wall and Main sts. 3. Broadway and Main st. 4. Grand and Main sts. 5. Sixth ave. and Main st. 6. Between Sixth ave. and Lawrence st.. Main st 7. Lawrence and Main sts. 8. Placer and Main sts. 9. Eleventh st. and Helena ave. 10. Thirteenth st. and Helena ave. 11. Logan st. and Helena ave. 12. Warren st. and Helena ave. 13. Fifteenth st. and Helena ave. 14. Ewing st. and Helena ave. 15. Rodney st. and Helena ave. 16. Dakota st. and Helena ave. 17. Montana aud Helena ave. 18. Second st. and Helena ave. 19. Third st. and Helena ave. 20. East end of pipe on Helena ave. 21. Gallatin and Fourth sts. 22. Gallatin aud Fifth sts. 23. North end of pipe on Third st. 24. East end of pipe on Lindale ave. JACKSON street. 25. Wood and Jackson sts. 26. Intermediate, W'ood st. and Broad way, on Jackson st. 27. Alley, Opera House, on Jsckson st. 28. Intermediate, Grand st. and Sixth ave., on Jackson st. WARREN STREET. 29. Broadway and Warren st. 30. Grand and Warreu sts. 31. Sixth a^e. and Warren st. 32. Seventh ave and Warren st 33. Eighth ave. aud Warren st. 34. Tenth ave. and Warren st. 35. Twelfth and Warren sts. 36. Thirteenth and Warren st9. EWING STREET. 37. Fifth ave. and Ewing st. north. 38. Seventh ave. and Ewing st. north. 39. Ninth ave. and Ewmg st. north. 40. Eleventh st. and Ewing st. north. 41. Thirteenth st. and Ewing st. north. 42. Fourteenth st. and Ewing st. north. 43. Broadway and Ewing st.south. 44. Bridge and Ewing st. south. 45. Intermediate, Broadway and Bridge st. south. RODNEY STREET. 46. South end of pipe on Rodney st. 47. Three hundred feet south of Fine on Rodney st. 48. Pine and Rodney sL 49. Wood and Rodney st. 50. Intermediate, Wood and Broadway, on Rodney st. 51. Broadway and Rodney Bt. 52. Alley between Fifth ave. and Breck enridge, on Rodney st. 53. Sixth ave. and Rodney st. 54. Eighth ave. and Rodney st. 55. Tenth ave. and Rodney st. 56. Eleventh ave. and Rodney st. 57. Eight hundred feet from Eleventh st. north, on Rodney st. 58. One thousand and six hundred feet from Elf venth st. north, on Rodney st. 59. Warien and Wood st. 60. Warren and Pine st. 61. Joliet and Cutler st. 62. Water and Pine st. 63. Cutler and West Main. 64. Five hundred feet sooth of Cutler, on West Main. 65. South end of pipe on West Main. 66. Bridge and Davis st. 67. Bridge and Blake st. 68. Bridge and Chancer st. 69. Chaucer and Highland st. 70. Chancer and Broadway. 71. Broadway and Davis st. 72. Fifth ave. and Davi st. 73. Fifth ave. and Gem st. 74. Intermediate, Davis and Gem st., on Breckenridge. 75. Fifth ave. and Beattie st. 76. Broadway and Beattie st. 77. Fifth ave. and Montana st. 78. Fifth ave. and Hoback st. 79. Fifth ave. and K st. 80. Fifth ave. and Tietjen st. 81. Eighth ave. and Davis st. 82. Eighth ave. and Beattie st. 83. Eighth ave. and Montana st. 84. Eighth ave. and Hoback st. 85. Ninth ave. and Rose st. 86. Ninth ave. and Montana st. 87. Ninth ave. and Idaho st. 88. Eleventh st. and Davis st. 89. Eleventh st. and Montana at. 90. Eleventh st. and Hoback st. 91. Hoback and Pflaume st. 92. Bridge and Clore st. 93. Wall and Clore st. 94. Edwards and Clore. 95. Intermediate, Edwards and Clarke on Clore st. 96. Sixth ave. and Clore st. 97. Lawrence and Clore st. 98. Placer and Clore st. 99. Intermediate, Placer and Fioweree st. on Clore st. 100. Fioweree and Benton ave. 101. Hemlock and Benton ave. 102. Intermediate, Spruce and Law rence st. on Benton ave. 103. Clarke and Benton ave. 104. Edwards and Benton ave. 105. Hauser and Benton ave. 106. Lyndale and Benton ave. 107. 600 feet east on Lyndale ave, end of pi pe. 108. Dearborn and Lawrence st. 109. Spruce and Dearborn st 110. Gilbert and Dearborn st. 111. Stuart aud Dearborn st. 112. Hauser aud Madison ave. 113. Fioweree and Mad: J on ave. 114. Hemlock and Madison ave. 115. Lawrence and Madison ave. 116. 000 feet west of Madison ave. on Lawrence st. 117. Harrison ave. and Hemlock st. 118. Spruce aud Madison ave. 119. Jefferson and Adams st. 120. Howie and Adams st. 121. Ming and Howie st 122. Miog and Jefferson st. 123. Clarke and Strawberry st. 124. Clarke and Howie st. 125. Gulch and Lawrence st. 126. Broadway, opposite Herald office. The officers of the Thistle think the bottom of their craft was doctored to pre vent their winning. It was doctored to win, bat the proper medicine was not given. _ The bond offerings are petering out so that the money market cannot be very hungry. __ As late as 1661 only the principal cham bers in the King's palace, in England, had window glass.__ The Root of All Evil, Old Minister (to young Minister)—Paul was A wonderful man, my dear young brother, a wonderful man; and thousands upon thou sands flocked to bear him preach. Young Minister—Yes, if Paul were ah' 9 to-day ho would only have to name the salary he wanted.— N. Y. Sun.