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mmr i:¥ t'C^W "Sfe. •V- & hh. 1 4 WASHBURN LEADER. BY R. H. COPELAND, WASniiURN, NORTH DAKOTA CONDENSED TELEORAXS. dis- The Welland canal is temporarily abled. Cholera in Massowah is confined to the natives. The damage from French floods in creases. Scotch furnace men have struck for an advance. Chicago is crusading against the smoke nuisance. Patrick O'Brien, M. P., has been arrested at Dublin. The Sydney. New South Wales, strikers are riotous. Colorado republicans nominated John L. Routt for governor. Ex-Congressman Morey of Louisiana died at Washington. The house had no quorum yesterday and could do no business. The Pennsylvania republican league is meeting at Philadelphia. A new Portuguese cabinet will be formed headed by Chrysostomo. The world's fair commission selected a director-general Thursday. The house conferees have aopepted the senate reciprocity amendment. Albert Richner, shot by his brother-in law. Kessler, in Chicago, has died. James and John Gladson were killed by a wild engine near Ooltewah, Tenn. Mrs. Emma Cooper, of Fulton, N. Y., has fallen heir to $9,000,000 in England. Lars Ericksen is in jail at Barron, Wis., charged with the murder of his father. The natives massacred thirty-two Span iards in the Caroline Islands, August 10. Boston gold beaters have struck for an advance which probably will be granted. Charles Drumm, a Springfield, Ohio, wine merchant, kilted his wife and self. Slavin and McAuliffe have been bound over to keep the peace in bonds of $5,000. The Oakland bank Chicago, has sus pended. Liabilities, $60,000 assets, $75, 000. Masked robbers killed John Kximm, in llocking county, Ohio, and robbed the house. Thirty buildings were burned at White hall, Mich., by an incendiary fire. Loss $100,000. The government bought 470,000 ounces of silver, prices ranging from $1.16^ to $1.16 4-9. A family of eight were killed at Trees burg, N. Y., by ignorantly eating a night shade plant. An Incendiary fire destroyed eleven buildings at South Haven, Mich., causing $70,000 loss. /The widow of Gen. John [C. Fremont Is sick and in straitened circumstances in Los Angeles. The Turkish man-of-war Ertgroul found ered at sea and five hundred of the crew were drowned. John ,Wm. Dunn, a brick manufacturer of Chicago, has disappeared, leaving $35, 000 of unpaid debts. The house again lost a quorum on ac count of the disappearance of democrats and adjourned. The statue of Horace Greeley in front of the New York Tribune building was un veiled yesterday. The Massachusetts democrats nomi nated a ticket headed by William E. Rus sell for governor. 3*he Excelsior Oil works, Cleveland, "have burned. Loss, $50,000. Three men were badly burned. John Dillon and William O'Brien have been arrested at Dublin for inciting ten '.ants not to pay rent. Belfast merchants are trying to get as much linen as possible before the McKin ley bill goes into effect. The democrats propose to make the re publicans pass the tariff bill without the presence of democrats. The Chicago council by formal resolution asked the Illinois attorney general to bring suit against the gas trust. It is believed the tariff bill will be report ed next Tuesday, in winch case congress wi 1 adjourn a week later. A commercial panic prevails in Lis bon, where the leading banks are trem bling. A crisis is imminent. The Milwaukee & Northern has been bought by the Chicago, Milwaukee &St Paul for a little over $5,000,000. The president by proclamation extends the time for removing cattle from the Cherokee outlet to November 1st. Chauncey M. Depew doesn't believe the Knights of Labor are back of the train wrecking on the New York Central. An unsuccessful attempt was made to wreck a train on the Chicago & North western road, near North avenue, Chicago. The Washington Sunday Chronicle was the first paper refused by the (fostofflce be cause it contained lottery advertisements. —'Six new. bridges, three saw mills and much property was wasiied away Thurs iJ" day by the giving way of the dam near •J7 Poestenkill, N. Y. The stockholders of the Milwaukee road ratified the purchase of the Milwaukee & Northern and authorized a new issue of stock to pay for it. It is reported that the Portuguese gov ernment nas declared a state of siege in Lisbon on account of the fights between the police and mobs. CutiAlties In Minneapolis* MINNEAPOLIS, Sept 28.—Charles Limb land, a stone cutter employed on Dickin son Cunningham and Willis & Dun ham's new store building on Nicollet avenue, was killed at 1 o'clock this after noon by the fall of a huge derrick. Townsend Mix, a well known architect, died at the West hotel at 1 o'clock to-day. His greatest work was the Guaranty Loan building. The N. P. Indemnity Liuidi. 5 WASHINGTON, Sept 22.—The conference committee on the Northern Pacific indem nity bill reichcd an agreement this morn inr Under the bill as it now stands set tiers may complete their filings. Those who have proved up will not nave to pat 6 in any additional time: Those who have Z' ^not proved up will only be required to have the time fixed by law and in \no ease Jess than six months. .. 1 A Strange Bpldemie. ti# IfoiKES, la^Sept aMriie governor haa been asked to send a veterinary sur geonto Muscatine county to investigate an epidemic amrog cattle. They grow stiff in the. jolirtand refuse toeat or drink, and tne cows give only about one-third their usual quantity of milk. ANOTHER SITE. The World's Fair Directors Again Change Their Hinds, and Be Locate" the Fair. This Time It Is South, Washington and Jackson Parks Which Are Chosen. A Young Man Shoots His Brother in-Law on Crowded State St., Chicago. The World's Fair. CHICAGO, Sept. 22.—Washington Park has been'included in the World's Fair site by the Chicago Park commissioners. In a sense the chosen site is one great unit, comprising as it does the whole South Park system of Chicago. There are three separate Park systems in the city, north, west and south, each magnificent, but be yond question the finest is that stretching in a superb vista from the heart of the city south. The enthusiasm with which the tender was received by the national com mission showed in marked contrast with the reception of previous propositions. By a resolution adopted early in the day, the national commission had formally pledged itself to regard the offer of such a site as a "final settlement of all questions relating to the question of a site," and when the park commissioners promptly responded and the exact location of the big exposition was at last finally fixed, there was an in stant outburst of cheers in which directors, commissioners and spectators joined with vim. Stepping from -the doors of the city's railroad depots, hotels and business houses, visitors to the World's Fair will, as it were, enter directly the vestibule of the exposition on the lake front This "lake front" is a strip of park comprising sixty aeres, upon one side of which the shadow of the massive tall tower of the Auditorium falls daily, while upon ehe other side ripples the clear waters of Lake Michigan. Leading from the lake front park the finest boulevard of the city goes directly to Washington rk, and connecting with the latter is the mid way plaisance, which ends ih Jackson park. Like the lake front, one side of Jackson park is washed by the waves of the lake. The greater portjon of the site is on a vast net-work of pleasure drives, en closing great stretches of emerald mead ows and groves of sturdy oak. Adjoining Washington park is a race track capable of accommodating 50,000 people, and this the local directory expeet to also make a part of the site for the purpose of speed display and live stock. This improved race track, where the live stock show will be made, is within 100 yards, of the point selected for the main building, thus placing the whole fair in one compact part of the city, including the government dis play and displays to be made by various states in conjunction with the main expo sition buildings. The site selected and the plan of the buildings proposed is generally regarded as calculated to be especially gratifying to live stock men of the coun try, wnose, display will be most promi nent. Shot His Brother-in-law. CHICAGO, Sept. 22.—To-night a fatal street affray between brothers-in-law ended a remarkable contest for possession of a fortune of $100,000. The contest ended in the tragedy begun with an elopement. Alfred Richner, several years ago, was the husband ot a noted brothel keeper. Not withstanding his marital relations and his unsavory record Richner succeeded in clandestinely working himself into the good graces of the daughter of a wealthy flour and feed dealer named Kessler. Upon the death of Kessler the daughter, who seems to have been somewhat simple minded, disclosed her attachment for Rich ner. The opposition of the family to any recognition of that worthy resulted in the prompt elopement of the couple to Mon treal. Richner later went through tha form of obtaining a divorce from the brothel keeper and having his marriage with Miss Kessler legalized- They re turned to Chicago and a feud was soon en gendered between Richner and his new wife's brother. The latter accused Rich ner of being actuated solely 1th the de sire to lay hands on the fortune of his sis ter. Legal struggles and personal en counters between Richner and young Kessler have been frequent, the latest, prior to this evening, be ing in tne court room, where Richner, apparently to place his brother in a ridicu lous light, emptied a small sack of flour on his head. Recently, it is said, Richner failing In his efforts to get at tha Kessler patrimony, has threatened to kill every member of the family. To-night he met young Kessler on State street and attacked him with a cane. Kessler drew a revolver and rapidly fired three shots. Two were stopped by Richner's watcli. At the third he dropped and Kessler immediately put two more bullets into his sister's husband while he was prostrate. The shooting took place on a orowded part of State street and for a few moments caused a wild stampede of passers-by. Kessler gave himself up to tne authorities. He said he had been advised to arm himself, by the city's chief detectives and by his attorney, Gen. John C. Black. Notwithstanding his wounds, Richner clung to life tenaciously and his first words on gaining conscious ness for a few moments was that he be al lowed to see his wife, she whose brother had just attacked him. Richner, the doc tors, said, could survive but a few hours. I .:• Hot Springs Flooded, .'.i. HOT SPBINGS, Ark., Sept 18.—A terrible flood occurred here last night. and this morning. The valley from one end to the other is in ruins. A heavy r«in set in yes terday afternoon and at midnight the rairf increased steadily until there came a ter rific water spout This, together with the immense volume of water which rolled down the mountain side, swelled the creek at the base and cut off its banks and deluged the main thoroughfare and flooded stores the whole length of the avenue. The water, with Its terrible' force, carried every movable object before it and this morning the avenue presents a scene not exceeded in disaster by the great flood in Hot Springs of two yearn ago. '.v into the Chicago River. CmcAeo,Sept 23.—A Lincoln avenue street car went into the river at the Clark street bridge at midnight to-night, carry ing the horse with it. Tbe car: was filled with passengers, bat almost miraculously they managra to escape, the last passen ger lamping from the rear platform as the vehicle tottered and fell, with a tremen dous splash into the dark waters. The bridge bad been turned to allow tbe pass M« of a vessel and while the car was' on tne down grade, the brakes unaccountably refused to work. v.' A TERRIFIC RAIN. Over Sixteen Inches of Bain Falls In Two Days In Arkansas. HKLENA, Ark., Sept. 24.—Yesterday evening this city was visited by the most terrific and destructive rain storm ever known in its history. At about 3 o'clock in the afternoon a steady rain commenced and continued until 6 o'clock. A veritable cloud burst occurred, and in an incredible short time that portion of the city bounded by Walker street on the north, Columbia street on the east and College street on the west was one vast sheet of water. Fences were swept away, outhouses upturned and cellars inundated, and street car tracks were submerged. No estimate is made of the damage. The water spreiid rapidly and the lower portion of the city was soon submerged and hundreds of peo ple driven from their homes. The total rainfall last night was 9.21 inches, supple mented by 4 inches more to-day. The total rainfall for the past two days has been 16.19 inches. It is still warm and cloudy and the prospects are good for more rain. THBT WILL FIGHT. Slavin and McAuliffe Will Fight Fifteen Roands Instead of Thirty. LONDON, Sept. 23.—Lord Lonsdale pre sided at the Ormonde club meeting to night, which lasted two hours. Slavin was present. The secretary of the club states that by the decision of tlfe magis trate the two pugilists|are at liberty to com pete, therefore, with a view of coinciding with the magistrate's remarks, the men have agreed to reduce the number of rounds from thirty to fifteen. Slavin has returned to Dover Court. A nobleman of sporting proclivities has arranged for Jackson, the colored pugilist, to box the winner. Both Slavin and McAuliffe have given their consent to this arrangement. A Long List of Charges. CLINTONVILLE, Wis., Sept. 23.—An inno cent appearing, good looking German girl, scarcely 15 years of age, has been arrested on a warrant charging her with a long series of crimes that have been committed at Louis Devand's farm. Minnie Iloffsaith is the girl's name. She has an honest face, and to charge her with an attempt to com mit murder, arson and malicious mischief seems preposterous. The persecution be gan in the latter part of July. First the choice watermelons of Devand's patch were destroyed and the vines cut off. This was thought to be the work of some of the boys of the neighborhood and was looked upon as a boyish prank. Less than a week af ter that, a hive of his was over turned during the night and paris green sprinkled over the honey in copious quantities. A tew days passed and the performance was repeated. Then some one got into the cellar and put paris green in the butter and threw a ham into a bar rel of soft soap. A large number of cans of fruit were opened and poison put into them. One day when Mrs. Devand started to mix her bread she found paris green in the flour. The next outrage was when some one got into the house and ruined a quantity of clothing by cutting it with scis sors. A few days later the house was set on fire, and while the family were putting it out the barn' took fire. Finally it was noticed that Miss Hoffsalth was the first to discover and report these things to the family and she was arrested on suspicion merely. She declares her innocence. Regarding Political Prisoners. WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.—Representative Scranton of Pennsylvania, in the house to day presented for reference to the com mittee on foreign affairs the following preamble and resolution: WHEREAS, The harsh and brutal treat ment of political prisoners is now univer sally condemned all civilized nations and even from England remonstrances have been addressed to the Russian gov ernment on behalf of Russian subjects in carcerated for political reasons and WHEHEAS, Several American citizens (Dr. Gallagher, W. Kent, J. Wilson, T. Whitehead and others) are how under going imprisonment in England for politi cal offences against the government of that country and are, according to even official reports and admissions, being treated with exceptional and unjustifiable severity, therefore, Resolved, That this house respectfully and earnestly requests the* president to cause inquiry to be made immediately into the condition of these prisoners, ana should the reports referred to prove cor rect, then to endeavor to secure for then humane and decent treatment, pending efforts in theii*behalf, which, it' is antici pated, will prove that they have not been fairly or legally convicted of tbe offences charged against them, and are therefore entitled to relief. Arrangements for the Fight. LONDON, Sept 24.—Arrangements have been made for the international' fight be tween Joe McAuliffe and Frank P. Slavin for £1,000, Police Gazette championship belt and championship of tbe world, which will take place within two weeks. Crichton Temple, who is now blamed for police in terference, did not want the men to battle for a purse, hut Lord Eric Gordon, Lord Lonsdale and Ricilark K. Fox insisted that the purse should be offered and also that, should the police interfere when tbe men are in the ring, Slavin and McAuliffe shall, each receive £350. Temple opposed this proposition and said jt was "useless to A long discussion followed and finally Temple agreed to the Americans' proposition. It is understood the gloves made in America will be slightly increased In size and that tbe pugilists will fight fifteen instead of thirty rounds. It is the Jast general opinion that the battle will not that long, and should it not be decided at tbe end of fifteen rounds, tbe referee, George Yize and H. J. Apgie, will proba bly order additional rounds. McAuliffe and Madden are back at Barnes' cottage at Wells:ln-the-Sea, while Slavin, Jack Lewis, Joe Start and Billy McCarthy have re sumed training at Dover Court, Harwick. A Fast Team. PHILADELPHIA, Sept 19.—Two thousand people saw the double team trotting record for a mile, 2:15%, made by Maxy Cobb and Happy Medium in 1881, beaten by half a second at the Philadelphia Driving park to-day. The team that broke the record was C. J. Hamlin's Belle Hamlin and Jus tina. They were driven by Hamlin him self and made the mile in 2:15)4 on second trial. Tbe mile trotted to-day equals that made by Maud 8. and Aldine at New York in 1888, when they were driven by Wm. H. Vanderbilt a mile to top wagon in 2:15%. The record made to day is disputed by a number of turf men who were.pres ent and timed the horses, and they claim that thp mile was only trotted in 2:11% ''Miss Willoughby's Examination*: LcysBKX, Minn., Sept.* 24^-'The prelim inary examination of Mltt'WiUoughby for incendiarism was cbmpleted this morning. She was held in 81,000 to appear at the next term of court She will nave Qb diffi culty in giving bonds. Mrs. Owen was ar 'rested, bat there was- no evidence against Mrs. Freeman, sister of Miss Willoughby. GOT A QUORUM. The Republicans in the Honse N a Quorum and Surprise the Democrats. At Boll Call 165 Members Respond to Their Names and Business is Resumed. The Democrats, Surprised and Vexed, Try to Call a Caucus, But do Not Succeed. They Got a Quorum, -, —y. twine. The basis on which the metal and think of it Richard K. Fox insisted that glassware schedules, which have been the the amoant mentioned should be paid.- eaaBe WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.—The result of to-day's proceedings was a surprise to the democratic minority, which, after two weeks' successful operation of what has become known as the "Mason plan" of ob struction, was confident that its opponents could not secure a quorum, but the whips had been active arid word had been passed abound before the house met that a quorum would be present. The result of the first roll call, to approve the journal, was awaited with considerable nervousness by the republicans. During the call it was discovered that MilliKen of Maine, who had just returned to the city, was not pres ent, and immediately messengers and pages went to look him up. As the clerk proceeded, it was also noticed that Mudd of Michigan had failed to respond, and Chairman Roweil, of the elections commit tee, went himself in pursuit of the ab sentee, but these apprehensions were groundless, as Sweeney, who had hardly been expected so soon, came into the house just in season to cast the vote necessary to make a quorum. Furthe proceedings were remarkably expeditious, and O'Farrejl, the only democratic sentinel, was absolutely powerless to check the majority in its full swing. A yea and nay vote declaring that Venable was not elected showed that there were 165 republibans in attendance includ ing those who did not vote, but were paired, namely: Bliss, Browne of Virginia, cooper of Ohio. DeHaven, Frank. Mincone, Mc Keuna. Stock bridge, Waddell, Wade, Wright and Ya'rdley. 'A B. Brown of Indiana, Butterworth, Conneil, Swart, Finley, Hansbrough, Peters and Wilson of Kentucky, were the republl cans who were absent without pairs and of these Browne, Finley and Wilson had leaves of absence on account of sickness. Sneaker Reed stood ready to cast his bal lot, but did not do so as a quorum ap peared without his vote. The Mille/ cnse which followed the Langstone case was even a greater surprise, and in fact it was not generally known to the republicans that the leaders contemplated this move. The resolution which unseated Elliott and seated Miller was cleverly framed so as to be indivisible and a single vote sufficed to achieve what had required four separate votes in the Langstone case. The demo cratic minority was considerably vexed over the result of the day's proceedings and a call for a caucus was circulated with the purpose of endeavoring to unite the party by way of retaliation upon the policy of the treatment of the conference report on the tariff bill, which would require the republicans to maintain a quorum of their own members to dispose of that report, but owing to the lateness of the hour and the small attendance of democratic mem bers the attempt to caucus was tempor arily abandoned although it was stated that it would probably be renewed to-mor row. LANGSTONE SEATRID. By its action to-day in seating Lang stone the house ended what was probably the most protracted and bitterly contested election case it has ever decided during the last days of congress. Tne democrats made strenuous efforts to unseat Felton and put in Sullivan as the representative from California, but they were defeated by the refusal of a majority of the republi cans to vote upon the proposition. THEIB WORK ALMOST FINISHED. WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.—The republican conferees on the tariff bill took a respite from their labors to-night for the first time in several days. The situation is now such that no good, it is thought, can come of talking tbe matter over any further. The conferees have had turned upon them all the light that can be diffused upon the only items in the bill now unsettled—sugar and binding twine—and when they adjourned at 6 o'clock this afternoon it was deemed best to leave each man alone to think the situation over in the hope that by to-mor row morning one side or the other will show a disposition to yield. Those in fa vor of a duty on binding twine have gone a good ways, they say, in consenting to a very much lower duty than the present rate of 2)£ cents, and they now think it is time for free binding twine mea to abate something, at least, of their demands. An earnest effort in this direction is making to-night by some of the conferees and oth er leaders who are endeavoring to secure the adhesion of western senators to the bill, with a small duty left on binding of so much contention, were settled to-night, was that on steel rails and structural iron it remain the Same as in the bouse bill, and the duty on steel billets Is fixed at a rate lower than Slat rovlded for by the house, but higher than fixed by the senate. These were three of the prlhcipal items ih this schedule in dispute. The rates fixed on other items in the schedule cannot be given, but they are very senerally lower than the bouse and higher thah tne senate rates. The last statement applies also to the glassware schedule, on which there were a great many different rates between the two branches of congress. The tobacco clauses of the internal revenue section of the bill remain as fixed by the house, with the. ex ception that the tax on tobacco and snuff is reduced 2 cents instead of 4 cents, mak ing the rate provided by tbe bill 6 cents a poand. May 1st is fixed as the period when the tobacco clause shall go into effect Special licenses on dealers are abolished as provided for by the house. The clerks to the conference committee are engaged in preparing the conference reports and mak ing up the bill in accordance with the changes made in conference, so as to have the report ready, (or submission to the house soon after an agreement Is reached &pon sugar and binding twine. Suggestlons for the Fair. CHICAGO, Sept. 24.—Secretary oi Agri culture Rusk .bw sent to President Palmer of tbe World's Fair commission some sug gestions as 'to what the Fair may and oaght.tobe. The success, of the Fair de jpends, be says, on the slab and skill with which it is carried oat. People are hungry ibr things new,, useful and conducive to their intellectual as well as their material btovat^on. The exposition: must not only eftine up to their ideas as to greatness, but T, «. "Vv}|^ **&A* Get its character must be such as to inspire and teach and help them. He believes the exposition must show the history of the continent since its discovery, and to be an illustrated encyclopedia of civilization. Everything in it, he thinks, should teach some valuable lesson. He says: "The.ex position should not be merely a show, fair or collossal shop, but also and pre-eminent ly an exposition of the principles* which underlie our national welfare of our ma terial, intellectual and moral status of ele ments of our weakness and our strength of the progress we have made, the plan on which we live and the ways in which we shall rise higher. It should be an exposi tion of knowledge illustrated by the ma terial objects shown. It should teach not only to our people but to the world what a young republic. |with all the crudeness of youth, but heir to the experience of ages, has done In its brief past, is do ing in the present and hopes to do in the greater future for its people and for mankind." He then takes up the matter ofc food exhibit, and after quoting arguments to show its lm portance and to that effect that the re search is showing clearly how -the pro ducts of our farms may be better adapted to the demands of home and foreign mar kets. It is bringing information which people need to help them to fit,their diet to the demands of health and purse. It is also showing why foreign nations should, in the interest of their poorly fed masses, remove the barriers they now oppose to our meats and other food products.. It is eminently fitting that these things be illus trated at the exposition, which is to be for the education of both our own people and those of other countries Food exhibits should, in his judgment, include all sub stance used for food, and with some illus trations of the methods of preparing them for market and for eating. This means, of course, displays of products, home and for eign, of farm, garden, orchard, mill, estab lishment for canning and that for meat packing, factory, bakery and domestic kitchen. They should be grouped by themselves in one great building—a food hall. They should be "so arranged that each intelligent visitor may carry away a lesson, useful for his purse and health. To this etid the best teaching of chemistry, physiology and hygiene regarding foods and beverages as well, should be presented to the public by labels, models, diagrams, speci mens and books. The hall might be sur rounded by a fringe of separate apartments in which should Tbe schools of practical cookery, model kitchens, bakeries and markets, With other things there could be restaurants, not only to provide good food at fair prices, but to teach the proper use of special kinds of food, such as corn and its products, meals, poultry, fish, truits and materials for beverages such as tea and coffee. These could be made highly interesting and ireful and to every house keeper the central feature of the whole exposition. These ideas are' not new. They are only an amplification of what has been done in some of the later exhibi tions. The occasion should be improved to collect information regarding the sub jects exhibited and put in a permanent printed form as oneur the reports to make a lasting monument of the exposition. Bringing Them to Time. WASHINGTON, Sept. 22—Representative Moore of New Hampshire to day intro duced in the house the following resolu tion: That the committee on rules be in structed to report an additional rule, to wit: Rule XLVI—conte i:pt of house. When a call of the house discloses the presence of a quorum, any member absent ing himself on the succeeding roil call for the purpose of breaking the quorum, shall be arraigned at the bar of the house and fined a sum not exceeding $5001 The N. P. Tax Cases. Grand Forks Herald: The cases involv ing the Northern Pacific indemnity lands will be heard by the supreme court at its session to be held in this city next month. The cases involve not only the indemhity land question, but the Northern Pacific lands in the original grant, the railroad company seeking to escape taxation on the ground that the gross earnings law was in lieu of all other taxes. Some of the attor neys hold that the real question as to the ownership of the indemnity lands was not determined by the decision In the case of Jackson vs. La Moure county, in which case plaintiff admitted that title was in the government, and under such hypothesis the lands were not taxable. Iu the com ing case the railroad company will lay title to the indemnity lknds but seek to escape taxation under the gross earnings law. The attorneys against the railroad think that the real question ot the railroad's own ership of the lands will come squarely be fore the court, and are confident of a de cision on this point favorable to the coun ties interested. On a Scientific Jaunt.. From Montana papers it is learned that a. small steamer was launched at Bozeman last Friday and is now coming down the Missouri on her way to the coast of Flori da, with Commodore A. C. Hitt in com mand. The steamer was built of moun tain fir, within the shadow of the moun tain where the timber grew. She is 23 feet long, 6 feet beam and thirty inches depth of hold. She has a screw propeller, with marine engine and boiler of lJs horse power. She has cabin accommodations for three persons. The object of tbe trip is presumed to be connected with a scientific treatise on tbe subject of shallow' river navigation and river obstructions. The Bozeman was launched at a point a stone's throw from the fountain head of the Mis souri, 400miies above the head of naviga tion. A portage will be made around the great falls of the Missouri, and then the vdbsel will have clear sailing to the gulf. Permanent Fort Lincoln. The Mandan Times claims to have In side and reliable Information to the effect that Fort Lincoln is to be increased to at leapt a regimental post the coming spring. It says: "The Northern Pacific road is tak ing preliminary stops toward putting down a track from Mandan to the fort This paper has positive information that, the survey is soon to be made and has now been ordered by the company. This can mean only one thing—that the Northern Pacific has assurance from the war depart ment that the post will be increased if they will lay a track so as to:provide direct transportation for troops and supplies." The N. F. Surveying a Cut-Off to His rnarck. ".V.V Minneapolis Journal, special: LaMoufe) Sept. 20.—Railroad excitement is high here. An engineer of the Northern Pacific cauie, Who reports a corps of meii ubder him sur veying from MUnor, itf Sargent county, west to this point. He says the design is to build to tqls place this autumn and on to Bismarck next summer. If this is done, it will very materially shorten the distance from Bismarck to Minneapolis. Milnorls at present tbe terminus of the Fergus Falls ana Breekehridge branch ol the Northern Pacific. ./ ... *••T Mandan Times: It is understood that the Northern Pacific has secured the right of wayfor thelrJine toFort Ltncolnasfar as Robert Welch's place. It. is a' certainty that it will be bttllt very soon. Then look for an Inerease of the post atfLinooln. LUNCHEON IN NEW YORK, jt Here Compared with Meals in Paris. [Special Correspondence.] NEW YORK, Sept. 88.—The saying haa become almost tiresome from reiteration the French workingman is better fed than the average American young profes sional man. Let us have demonstration of the fact. What does the banker's, lawyer's or wholesale dealer's clerk usually eat for luncheon? We do not mean the lucky young man whose employer has discovered that more money is saved—more time that is money—by giving his clerks a comfort able noonday meal than by letting them skirmish at lunch counters and corner pastry stands for a doubtful sandwich or a week old turnover. Making the very best qf existing conditions in the business district of any large city, what can a man buy in the line of hot, savory food for the sum of twenty cents, which is equivalent to the Frenchman's franc There are in most cities a few very free and easy sort of places where various standard dishes cost five cents each, a plate of meat and a potato, or a dish of -baked beans and a slice. of bread, or a quantum suf. of hash or corned beef and cabbage but these places are in out of the way streets, so far as the men in question are concerned. Newspaper men are more fortunate in New York, since Printing House square contains those odd little coffee and cake stands, at which ten cents will buy a steaming cup of hot coffee with milk bnd sugar and a plate of little but tered cakes—not half bad fare on a winter day. Some of the river and cross town streets still hold open rough and ready "eating saloons," where soup is five cents a bowl, coffee the same price a cup, cooked meats ten cents a plate, including some kind of vegetable, and pie and pudding five cents a dish. The newsboy may gorge himself at the St. Andrew's coffee stands for one cent a dish of soup, fish cakes, beans, meat and vegetable stew and like solid food, but a banker's or merchant's clerk sannot well relish the savors dear to newsboys and navvies. The jaded brain could not spare the blood required to digest such fare, even if appetite craved it. When a man has to return to his desk for the most difficult work of the day he has no energy to waste on digestion. Much as he needs the nour ishment of wholesome food, it would be absurd to expect to receive it from the average of the fare available to the down town frequenters of restaurants where the ten cent plates prevail. There are, however, houses where the prices are slightly advanced, and where the cooking is good and savory. One popular New York resort supplies over 10,000 people daily. For twenty-five cents a palatable and wholesome dinner can be made from soup, a roast meat with two vegetables, pudding or pie, and coffee with milk and sugar. For fifty cents judiciously placed more would be served than one could eat unless ravenously hungry. There are odd little foreign hostelries—Swiss, Hungarian, Polish, etc.—where wonderfully good lit tle dinners are cobked by the host and served under the eye of the hostess for ,twenty-five' and thirty cents, including vin ordinaire of fair quality. But the same difficulty exists as with the very cheap res taurants—they are situated too far from the business centers to be available for our present comparison, even if the character of the cookery were acceptable. So far all our conditions have given but small promise of comfort for the clerk and accountant at the noonday meal, for even the most inviting—specified at the'restau rant where twenty-five cents buys a hearty meal—is not without its disadvantages for supposing the would-be diner can leave his desk at noon precisely, and arrive prompt ly at the dining room, he may find every seat occupied and be forced to lose part of his precious hour of relaxation from work in waiting more of it must" be dissipated in the coming and going. As a natural consequence any plan must be welcome that supplies hot food at the right time and place. First is the arrangement where by the individual employer or corporation undertakes to meet the situation with a hot luncheon, the cost of which is either included in the salary or paid for by the week or month. This system' is the outgrowth of the privilege years ago accorded to the sewing girls in the great dry goods houses of pre paring tea for their luncheon, a privilege still continued. In addition to this local* provision for lunching there is a traveling caterer, whose representative calls for or ders during the forenoon, and at the noon hour serves the specified fare in appetizing fashion and collects the dishes in the afternoon. Ther.cost is very reasonable, and the food must needs be moderately satis factory in order to maintain the business. All these arrangements are, however, only makeshifts, substitutes for the comforta ble meal' the eater would make at home were home available but at the best the cooking is probably less satisfactory than real home fare, because it is done in bulk and cannot be suited to individual palates, even when their preference- is known, as home cooking can. The comparison starts in the favor of the French artisan, because in France cookery is reduced to a science, the de grees varying not in excellence but in cost every dish is as palatable as every other dish of similar composition the working man's cafe au lait is just as well made as the noble's, only tbe ingredients differ omelette soufflee Is as light at the little restaurant outside the barriers as at the Jockey club. When all American cookery shall be founded upon scientific principles, as the writer's is, the same certainty of ex cellence can be felt here as in France. The day will have passed when a pretender to the title of teacher of. cookery shall be able, in order to exalt herself, to apply tha stigma of the term "messep" td cookfery. It will then be imperative in America, as it now is abroad, that every intending cook shall undertake a definite course of train ing, and at 'its conclusion shall demonstrate its utility by producing dishes, every one of which shallbe perfect of lte kind. It" is because of the jaceuracy and practicability, of the French culinary system that suob restaurants as the Bouillons Duval flourish in Paris, and that the artisan's' cabaret can furalsh the sort of dinner to which we compare.our noonday meal, the one franc dinner in the Quartler BatignoUss, a sec tion of Paris not often penetrated by. Americans, There a party seeking for ln tormation recently had served to th«ih the' following btfl of fare, every dish, being ex cellent: ...' ^PoUge Jardiniere. .Haricot Besm with gutter. If taut Beef, New Potatoes. Stiad with Roquefort, Suisse or Edam Choose Half Bottle of Vtu Ordinaire. The material was excellent and properly oooked, and the service neat and attractive. /The wine was an unadulterated Bordeaux, the cheese was good, the meat tender. the vegetables fresh and the soup well made, containing all. th? vegetables of the season. The .haricots are like'our garden batter, beans, and am similarly cooked. The ass tlx a ••/i wmm pii! JPUCT CoBMMk^.